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Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the estimates and starting bids. In this sale, the estimate is well-below average market value and the minimum bid represents a sub-wholesale start to the bidding (often less than the price paid for the coin). We are hopeful this this new pricing will lead to a very active auction. Do not be afraid to bid above estimate, we expect many coins to exceed the estimated price.

Highlights

There are many highlights to the July 14 Ancient Coin auction. The Greek section has a choice Syracuse Tetradrachm, a Hannibal-period drachm of Bruttium, a gold stater of Alexander the Great, an electrum hekte of Lesbos and a portrait bronze of the famous Cleopatra.

SICILY, Syracuse. 450-439 BC. AR Tetradrachm
SICILY, Syracuse. 450-439 BC. AR Tetradrachm
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Alexander III, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater. Scarce lifetime issue.
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Alexander III, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater. Scarce lifetime issue.
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Autonomous issue 185-168 BC. AR Tetrobol.
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Autonomous issue 185-168 BC. AR Tetrobol.
MACEDON. Roman Occupation, 158-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Ex Neubecker collection.
MACEDON. Roman Occupation, 158-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Ex Neubecker collection.
LESBOS, Mytilene. 377-326 BC. Electrum Hekte
LESBOS, Mytilene. 377-326 BC. Electrum Hekte
LYCIA. Pre-Dynastic issue, 520-470 BC. AR Third Stater. Rare.
LYCIA. Pre-Dynastic issue, 520-470 BC. AR Third Stater. Rare.
SASANIAN EMPIRE. Ardashir I, 224-241 AD. AR Drachm
SASANIAN EMPIRE. Ardashir I, 224-241 AD. AR Drachm

Roman coins include a Pompey denarius, a nice Julius Caesar elephant, coins of all the Twelve Caesars and rare issue such as Maximus, Balbinus and Aemelian.

BALBINUS, 238 AD. AR Antoninianus. Scarce.
BALBINUS, 238 AD. AR Antoninianus. Scarce.

The Medieval section includes a collection of Sicilian coins, a Saxony Taler, and a nice run of Crusader coins.

ENGLAND. Edward VI, 1547-1553 AD. AR Sixpence
ENGLAND. Edward VI, 1547-1553 AD. AR Sixpence
SPANISH NETHERLANDS, Brabant. Philip II, 1556-1598 AD. AR Fifth Ecu
SPANISH NETHERLANDS, Brabant. Philip II, 1556-1598 AD. AR Fifth Ecu
GERMANY, Nurrnberg. Ferdinand III, HRE 1637-1657 AD. AR Klippe Ducat Stechenreiterklippe
GERMANY, Nurrnberg. Ferdinand III, HRE 1637-1657 AD. AR Klippe Ducat Stechenreiterklippe

The sale concludes with a strong antiquities section.

Presentation Scene Cylinder Seal. Old Babylonia, 1900-1800 BC. ex J. Tabet collection.
Presentation Scene Cylinder Seal. Old Babylonia, 1900-1800 BC. ex J. Tabet collection.

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