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KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.89 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Miletos mint. Struck circa 295/4 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, labrys below throne. Newell 49; Price 2148 corr. (monogram); ADM I Series XIII. Toned and well centered. NGC Ch. AU 5/5, 4/5, Fine Style.
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 318 (15 January 2014), lot 94.
Seleucid Kingdom. Antiochus VIII Epiphanes Grypos. AR Tetradrachm. 121-96 BC. Antioch Mint, first reign. 28mm, 16.42gr. HGC 9, 1197e. SMA 367. Obv: Diademed portrait bust of Antiochus VIII right. Fillet border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus Uranius (with crescent moon above head), wearing himation, standing left, holding star and resting on scepter. In inner left field, ΙΕ above Α and dot. The whole in laurel wreath. Brilliant, with a very sharp and well detailed striking. Wonderful, artistic portrait and perfectly appealing in every way. NGC MS 5/5, 4/5, Fine Style.
Roman Republic. L. Minucius, ca. 133 BC. AR Denarius. 19mm, 4.00gr. Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, star (mark of value) behind. Rev: ROMA / L MINVCI. Jupiter driving quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt, holding reins and sceptre. Minucia.15. Syd. 470. Cr. 248/1. Superb coin all over. Ex Jon K. Kern Collection. NGC Ch. MS 4/5, 5/5.
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.
1631-KB. HUNGARY. Ferdinand II (1619-37) Taler. Kremnitz Mint. DAV-3129. KM-75. Huszar-1179. Voglhuber-142. Nicely toned with luster amongst devices and legend. Often weakly struck as a type, toning over lustrous surfaces, with small natural planchet flaw in rim. Very tough to find in mint state. NGC MS-63.
1694. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) Taler. DAV-3510; KM-254. Obv: Saint behind arms. Lustrous with lovely iridescent toning. Rev: Madonna and child over
hatted arms. The classical epitome of Salzburg archiepiscopal issues, presented here with exceptional brightness, needle-sharp detail, and abounding watery luster. NGC MS-63.
Salzburg was the leading trade and religious center of the Austrian-Holy Roman Empire, and one of the most prolific and venerable of the "independent" coining entities.
Ex. Millennia Collection; Ex Irving Goodman Collection.
1788-A. Austria Netherlands. Joseph II. 1/2 Kronentaler. Vienna Mint. KM-34. Herinek: 194. 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. Legend around for "Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae Lotharingiae Brabantiae Comes Flandriae". Beautiful patina. PCGS MS-63
1790. Austrian Netherlands. Belgium Insurrection. Florin. Brussels Mint. Mintage: 15,000. KM-48. Obverse: Lion
rampant r., In Unione Salus
"Salvation in Union". Reverse: Hands grasp a bundle of 11 arrows representing 11 provinces: East Flanders, West Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Tournai, Namur, Luxembourg, Liège, Limburg, Antwerp and Mechelen. KM 48. Struck during the revolution against Emperor Joseph II's anti-clerical innovations in the church. A stunner and finest known. PCGS MS-67.
1790. Austrian Netherlands. Belgium Insurrection. Florin. Brussels Mint. Mintage: 25,000. KM-49. Obv: Lion rampant r., Domini est Regnum
"Our Kingdom is the Lord's". Rev. Two hands shaking, grasp a bundle of 11 arrows representing 11 provinces: East Flanders, West Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Tournai, Namur, Luxembourg, Liège, Limburg, Antwerp and Mechelen. ET IPSE DOMINABITUR GENTIUM (and He Himself rules the nations.). Struck during the revolution against Emperor Joseph II's anti-clerical innovations in the church. A stunner and finest known. PCGS MS-66.
1794. Lobkowitz. Vienna Mint. Franz Josef Maximilian (1784-1816) Taler. Engraver: Josef Vinazer. Dav-1190; Unger-3814; Holzm-58; KM-11. Mintage: 300. Obv: Draped bust right. Legend (starts 7h) for "Franz Joseph Maximilian Princeps De Lobkowitz Dux Raudenensis Princeps Comites In Sternstein". Rev: 2 shields within crowned mantle. Legend for "Tutela Mariae Gabrielae Principissae Viduae De Lobkowitz Natae Principissae Sabaudiae Carignani Et Augustae Principissae De Lobkowitz". Very scarce private noble house issue with only 300 minted in total. PCGS AU-50.
Lobkowitz is still a noble family today. In fact, there is a palace in Vienna that was owned by the Lobkowitz family until 1980. It is presently the theater museum of the Austrian National Library. Franz Josef Maximilian is best known as Beethoven's patron.
GERMANY. Hesse-Darmstadt. German Hunting Association Silver Award Medal, 1888. Prince Alexander. Schutz-3449. By C. Schnitzspahn. Obverse: Bare head right; Reverse: Legend engraved in eight lines; all within wreath. Stunningly toned, this lustrous award medal features a colorful palette that grows in intensity as one approaches the peripheries. Choice Mint State.