Miscellaneous Ancient Coins
Phoenicia, Sidon. Baalshallim II, AR Double Shekel, ca. 386-372 B.C., 22.66 grams, obverse: war galley left over two zigzag lines of waves below; reverse: King of Persia in chariot left, King of Sidon on foot behind, notable scratches and marks are seen on each side, struck on crude flan;
Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy I, AR Tetradrachm, 305-283 B.C., 13.66 grams, obverse: young diademed head of Ptolemy I right; reverse: eagle on thunderbolt, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ surrounds, ΙΜΔ monogram in left field, ΣΑ in right field, struck on a cupped flan with some surface corrosion present;
Sasanian Drachms (3), 3.4 grams, 4.0 grams, and 4.0 grams, busts facing right inside double dotted-border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, Pahlavi script in the lower right margin and to the left and right of the king's portrait within the borders; reverse: two attendants (or guards) flanking a flaming altar, crescents on their heads, inside triple dotted-border, crescent with star at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, symbolic for the Zoroastrianism religion the Sasanians followed, all are Good to Fine, one flan is slightly bent;
Tarentum, Calabria, AR Didrachm, 5.03 grams, Obverse: horseman right, Taras on dolphin left, holding trident, notable planchet porosity and corrosion prohibits further attribution;
Roman Republican and Imperial Coins of Caesar (Octavian and Caesar) (15 coins), a group including silver and bronze issues, unattributed and requiring further examination by an ancient coin specialist, all range in grade from Fine to VF, several show signs of minor pitting or corrosion.
This group of 21 coins is being sold as a single lot. A personal examination is recommended as there is no return privilege.