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Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Whitman Spring Expo in Baltimore March 22-25, the Chicago Coin Expo 2018 April 18-21, and the Long Beach Expo from June 14 to 16. If you’d like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show, then please contact us at your earliest convenience.
New Atlas Numismatics Inventory
Very Rare Mnaieion of Arsinoe II
1048385 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Arsinoe II Philadelphos. (Wife of Ptolemy II, died 270/268 BCE). Struck ca. 253/2 -246 BCE. AV Mnaieion – ‘Oktadrachm’. NGC Ch. AU (Choice About Uncirculated) Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5 Fine Style. Alexandria mint. 27.75gm. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoe II right; above, tip of a lotus scepter; behind, M / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ. Double cornucopia bound with fringed diadem. Svoronos 486; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/1; SNG Copenhagen -.
One of only five known with the M control, extremely rare. Superb strike, surfaces, and luster and a very rare variety.
Ex CNG Inventory 912350; ex Dionysus Collection. Includes original collector’s ticket noting a retail price of $37,500 (September 2012).
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 3990783002
The spectacular Ptolemaic mnaieion was one of the largest gold coins struck in the Greek world, exceeded only by the excruciatingly rare 20-stater gold issue of the Graeco-Baktrian king Eukratides I (171-145 BCE). The standard type for the mnaieion was a portrait of Arsinöe II, the sister-wife of Ptolemy II Philadelphos. Their incestuous marriage was a cause of scandal among the Greeks but served to establish an insulated and secure dynasty free from the meddling of foreign kings who might become connected to the Ptolemaic house through marriage. The relationship between Arsinöe II and Ptolemy II also served to elevate them beyond the normal mortal sphere and placed them in the realm of both the Greek and Egyptian gods since Zeus married his own sister Hera as did Osiris marry Isis. The veil and stephane worn by Arsinöe, as well as the scepter she carries, connect her to the iconography of both Hera and Aphrodite, the latter often considered a Greek interpretation of Isis. The overflowing double cornucopiae of the reverse refers both to the fecundity of the marriage of Arsinöe II and Ptolemy II (much overblown as it turned out since Arsinöe had no children by her brother) and to the abundance of the land to be enjoyed under the just reign of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II, the Theoi Philadelphoi (“sibling-loving gods”).
Attractively Toned Cassius Denarius
1048389 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. C. Cassius Longinus. (Senator, died 42 BCE). Struck 42 BC. AR Denarius. NGC Ch. AU✭ (Choice About Uncirculated ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. Military mint, probably at Smyrna; P. Lentulus Spinther, legate. 3.87gm. Veiled, diademed, and draped bust of Libertas right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; LEIBERTAS upwards to right, C • CASSI • IMP upwards to left / Capis and lituus; LENTVLVS/SPINT in two lines below. Crawford 500/5; HCRI 223; Sydenham 1305; RSC 6.
Superb cabinet patina, given the star designation by NGC for exceptional eye appeal.
ex NAC 78 (5/26/2014), Lot 751. Includes original collector’s ticket noting a retail price of $7,500.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 3990783003
Sensational Theophilus Semissis
1046854 | BYZANTINE. Theophilus. Emperor, 829-842 CE. Struck 829-842 CE. AV Semissis. NGC Gem MS✭ (Gem Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. Syracuse. 1.86gm. QEOFILOS. Facing bust of Theophilus in chlamys, holding cross on globe / QEOFILOS. Facing bust of Theophilus in loros, holding cross on globe. DOC 26 c; Sear 1674.
An incredible prooflike gem, struck in high relief and likely a presentation striking.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 3990779010
Lustrous Salzburg 10 Ducats
1048302 | AUSTRIAN STATES. Salzburg. Maximilian Gandolph. (1668-1687). 1668 AV 10 Ducat. NGC AU53. MAXIMIL : GANDOLPH9 D : G : ARCHIEPS : SALISB : SE : AP : LE : S : R : I : PR. Coat-of-arms surmounted by tassled gallero; DEO DVCE above, 16 68 flanking / SS : RVDBERTVS · ET · VIRGILIVS · PATRONI · SALISBRGENSES ·. St. Rupert seated right, holding salt cellar and croizer, and St. Virgil seated left, holding croizer, facing one another; church to lower right. KM 204; Probst 1593; Friedberg 797.
Bright, lustrous surfaces. Extremely rare in all grades and more so in this exceptional condition.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 2734688003
Gorgeous City View 12 Ducats Medal
1047886 | AUSTRIA. Vienna. (1843-56) AV Medallic 12 Ducats. NGC PR63UCAM (Ultra Cameo). By Konrad Lange. 42mm. 41.77gm. SALVATOR MVNDI. Nimbate half-length bust of Christ left / SVB VMBRA ALARVM TVARVM. City view of Vienna, small crowned double-headed eagle above, MVNVS REIPVBLICAE VIENNENSIS on cartouche below flanked by Arms. Unger 23.
Superb cameo contrast, wonderful eye appeal.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 4492503002
Swiss Shooting Jeton of Yokohama, Japan
1046890 | SWITZERLAND. Yokohama, Japan. ND (19th. Century) CU Shooting Jeton. PCGS MS63BN (Brown). 20mm. 3.03gm. SOCIETE SUISSE DE TIR YOKOHAMA. Swiss Cross within circle of stars, flowers in angles of cross / Crossed rifles over laurel wreath, Swiss Cross above. Richter 682a.
For the Shooting Festival in Yokohama, Japan.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 34943147
The Swiss Society of Yokohama, founded the “Yokohama Rifle Association” in 1865 and enjoyed real success with events attended by high ranking officials such as Marshal Prince Oyama, General Murata and members of the Imperial family. The import of weapons from Switzerland to Japan were at the forefront of Swiss exports at the time.
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Atlas Numismatics will be attending the following conventions – please stop by and say hello if you have the chance:
Whitman Spring Expo
March 22 – March 25, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center, Table #TBD
Chicago Coin Expo 2018
April 18 – April 21, 2018
The Palmer House Hotel, 4th Floor Exhibition Hall, Table #45
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Long Beach Expo
June 14-16, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center, Table #745
Long Beach, CA
Whitman Summer Expo
June 21 – June 24, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center, Table #TBD
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