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MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Caracalla (198-217 AD). BI tetradrachm. 26mm, 16.13gr. Cos. IV (AD 215-217). Obv: Radiate head of Caracalla right. Rev: Eagle standing facing, looking right, holding wreath in beak; above left wing, crescent; between legs, star; in exergue, two pellets. Prieur 830. Large flan with lovely toning all around. NGC AU 5/5, 5/5.
1778-M. Italy. Milan. Maria Theresia (1740-1780 Scudo (6 Lire). DAV-1386. KM-C36, 23.13g. Well struck with lovely rich antique patina, satiny luster. The first regular, machine struck crown type of Milan. Very rare quality for the type as Maria Theresa was very unpopular in Milan during this period and many of the coins issued with her portrait were defaced. NGC MS-62.
Pedigreed to the Millennia Collection Sale
1789(b). Austria Netherlands. Joseph II. 1/2 Kronentaler. Angelface Mintmark, Brussels Mint. Engraver: Théodore Van Berckel. KM-34. Mintage of 24,418. Obv: Laureate portrait to the right. Legend around for "Iosephus II Dei Gratia Romanorum Imperator Semper Augustus Germaniae Hierosolymae Hungariae Bohemiaeque Rex". Rev: Burgundian cross divides three crowns, decorated with the Order of the Golden Fleece. Date divided by mint mark. Legend around for "Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae Lotharingiae Brabantiae Comes Flandriae". Conditionally scarce piece with original mint luster. PCGS MS-64.
Ottoman Palestine, Zichron Y'aakov, after 1885. Brass 1/4 piastre (23mm, 3.3gr), Haffner-CC.17C. Obv: Settlement name in Hebrew. Rev: Name in English with denomination of 1/4 Piastre. Token was struck in Paris in 1885, for use as small change in this settlement, and also used as small change in Jaffa, Haifa and in the nearby Arab settlements due to the lack of Ottoman copper coins. NGC AU-Details
Six white metal tokens. Denominations: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 Mils. Issued by Zvi Werner, who arrived in Haifa from Vienna and opened Café Werner on Herzl Street, in 1935. The tokens were imported by Zvi Werner blank and the legends have been impressed on the tokens in Haifa. The tokens were in circulation until the café was closed in 1951, when the owner passed away. It is believed that the tokens were used by the waiters for calculations and at times of shortage of coins there were used as currency. Obverse: denomination. Reverse: "Café Werner Haifa". 5P - PCGS AU-53 10P -PCGS AU-53 20P - PCGS AU-50 30P - PCGS XF-45 40P - PCGS VF-35 50P - PCGS XF-40
1889 France - Venetian Jewish Merchant Token - Exposition de Paris Souvenir Medal. Obverse: M. JESURUM & C.IE VENISE / SOUVENIR Crowned, winged lion effigy holding elaborate book. Obv: M. JESURUM & C.ie VENISE SOUVENIR" DEPICTION LION OF ST. MARK HOLDING POSSILBLY THE BOOK OF ST MARK. WINGED LION WEARING A CROWN AND A HALO. SOUVENIR DE L'EXPOSITION DE PARIS / 1889 / MANUFACTURES DE DENTELLES ET BRODERIES M.JESURUM & CIE VENISE Rev: SOUVENIR DE L'EXPOSITION DE PARIS 1889" INNER CIRCLE "MANUFACTURES DE DENTELLES ET BRODERIES M. JESURM & Cie VENISE"DENTELLES ET BRODERIES (LACE AND EMBROIDERY). Six line legend surrounded by legend. PCGS MS-62, Bronze, 36mm, plain smooth edge, scarce.