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Some Recent Highlights

Here are just a few highlights posted to MA-Shops this month by a variety of dealers based in Europe and the United States:

1841-(B) British India East India Company – Victoria Gold Mohur

1841-(B) British India East India Company - Victoria Gold Mohur, Bombay mint. NGC MS63. Images courtesy Numisempo,


  • British India 1841-(B)
  • Grade: NGC MS63
  • Catalog: KM461.1, Fr-1595, Prid-18, S&W-2.1
  • Material: Gold
  • NGC certification number: 1527197-006
1341 Philip VI Ange d’Or 2nd Emission

1341 Philip VI Ange d'Or 2nd Emission. Images courtesy


  • PHILIPPE VI 1341
  • Grade: EF
  • Catalog: DUP255a
  • Material: Gold
2 Kronen 1878 OCH. SCHWEDEN Oskar II

2 Kronen 1878 OCH. SCHWEDEN Oskar II. Images courtesy Gorny & Mosch,


  • SCHWEDEN Oskar II., 1872-1907 2 Kronen 1878 OCH.
  • Grade: Fine with Patina
  • Catalog: Delmonte 925., Dav. 8867.
4 Taler 1633 Wolgast Germany Gustavus Adolphus, posthumous

4 Taler 1633 Wolgast Germany Gustavus Adolphus, posthumous. Images courtesy


  • Germany 4 Taler 1633 Wolgast
  • Grade: VF
  • Catalog: Ahlstr�m 8 (R); Dav. 272 (Erfurt)
  • Material: Silver
  • Weight: 115.00 g
  • Diameter: 75.00 mm


The King lies in full ornament at the side of the battle field, his soul carried by two angels towards Jehova, bright rays surrounding and extending beyond the holy name in hebrew, between two rays EUGE SERVE FIDELISI (‘Well done, faithful servant’). In the background dispersing troops of the Holy Roman Empire, above VEL MORTUUM FUGIUNT (‘They fled before him, even after death). // Rev. DUX GLORIOS � PRINC : PIUS : HEROS INVICT : VICTOR INCOMPARAB : TRIUMPH : FELIX & GERM : LIBERATOR : A[nno] 1633. Gustavus Adolphus sits in the Chariot of Triumph, facing left, pulled by three Pegasi while crowned by the personifications of religion and justice, above ET VITA ET MORTE / TRIUMPHO (‘In life as in death I triumph’).

Struck to commemorate the departure of the King’s body to Sweden for the funeral. Gustavus Adolphus died at the battle of Lutzen on 6 December 1632. During the time his body was kept at the city of Wolgast, in preparation to the crossing back to Sweden, the mint at Wolgast struck a number of multiple talers.

Carthaginian Hannibal Barkas Electrum 3/8 Shekel, circa 216-211 BC

Carthaginian Hannibal Barkas Electrum 3/8 Shekel, circa 216-211 BC. Images courtesy


  • Hannibal Barkas, Carthagian general 216-211 BC v. Chr.
  • Catalog: Robinson, Punic pg. 40 (Capua) | Jenkins & Lewis 487 (Capua) | SNG ANS 146 (Capua) | HN Italy 2013 | SNG.Copenhagen 357
  • Material: electrum
  • Weight: 2.78g

Obverse: Janiform female heads, wearing wreaths of grain

Reverse: Zeus, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, standing in quadriga right, driven by Nike.

This coinage, previously attributed to Capua in Campania, has been conclusively reattributed to the Carthaginians in Bruttium under Hannibal (see M.H. Crawford, ″Provenances, Attributions, and Chronology of Some Early Italian Coinages,″ CH IX (2002), pg. 274, and HN Italy). While it is probable that the mint was located in Bruttium, it has been suggested that the coins may have been struck in Carthage and transported to South Italy for use of the army of Hannibal. (see G.K. Jenkins, Studi per Laura Breglia, Parte I, Generalia-Numismatica Greca. Bollettino di Numismatica, Supplemento al No. 4, 1987, pp. 223-4). (cf. gorny & Mosch, Auction 203, no.33 vf € 8500 + 15%).

Hannibal was born in Carthage in 247 BC as on of Hamilcar Barcas, a Carthagian leader. He became famous for his fight against the Romans during the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) and for his famous journey when he marched an army which included war elephants from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into Italy. In the end he lost the war against the Romans as also his father did in the First Punic War (261-241 BC). He died in Lybissa (Bithynia) in circa 182 BC.

Hannibal is often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in history and one of the greatest generals of Mediterranean antiquity. Military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge called Hannibal the ″father of strategy″, because his greatest enemy, Rome, came to adopt elements of his military tactics in its own strategic arsenal. This praise has earned him a strong reputation in the modern world, and he was regarded as a great strategist by Napoleon and others.

Robinson, Punic pg. 40 (Capua) | Jenkins & Lewis 487 (Capua)

SNG ANS 146 (Capua) | HN Italy 2013 | SNG.Copenhagen 357. RR

Some minor edge faults but for type very attractive with good details.

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