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1. SILESIA. Johann von Pernstein, 1537-1548. Taler 1541 Glatz. 41mm; 28.93 gm. Obv: *. IOHAN * BARO * A * Amber * IN * HELF: The heraldic shields of Pernstein and Glatz side by side, in the middle floral ornaments. Rev: * MONE * NO * COMITATVS * GLACENS * 1541. Crowned lion proceeds left. Dav.. 8134; F. u. S. 2811th. Very rare, especially in this attractive condition. The Pernstein or Bernstein family was the most important family of the Moravian Uradels. Johann von Pernstein was Governor of Moravia, one of the largest landowners in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia and was therefore often called "the richest". He died in 1548 in the county of Glatz Gruschbach...............................(Image) $16,500

                        

2. GERMANY. Regensburg diocese. Pankraz v Sinzenhofen 1538-1548 (D) Taler 1547, with title Charles V. 41mm, 28.55 gm. Nicely toned. Emmerig/Koz. 41; Dav: 9680........................................................................................................(Image) $1750

                        

3. Archduke Leopold Double Taler ND (1626). 49mm; 57.14 gm. Issued to celebrate the marriage of Leopold to Claudia di Medici, Hall mint, toned. Obv: Royal couple in ruffled collars together. Rev:Wreath above eagle. KM639;.Dav-3331; Moser/Tursky 487......................................................................(Image) $550

                        

4. Judaica: Jewish personalities. Bayern München, Silver Medal in 1891, on the 50th anniversary of the Jewish banker Max Ritter von Wilmersdörffer, born 1824 in Bayreuth. Saxon Consul General and numismatist. Moved to Munich in 1879. Stamp of M. Gube. Obv: Bust right. Rev: Family Crest. Hauser 465 Wurzbach 9823. 42.75 gm; 48.5 mm. Rare. Uncirculated. Magnificent toning. In original presentation case....................................................................................(Image) $8000

                       

4a. MUNICH, City. Silver Servants Medal. Award of the Municipal Munich City Council for Servants. 1897. AR (43mm. 41,45 gm). Obv:Crowned.City Arms. Rev: 4 lines of characters in oak wreath: "For Long and Faithfully Done Services." In original book-shaped hinged case.  Hauser 658. vz from PP Hauser 658, pl. XXIX, 323; Eyb 54. "Uncirculated." Beautifully toned.....................................(Image) $500


                        

5. Netherlands. Kampen. Lion Daalder, 1648. AR (42mm, 26.78 gm, 3h). Davenport 4879; KM-42. Obv: Knight behind city arms. Rev: Rampant Lion, left. Some luster in fields.................................................................................(Image) $425

                        

6. Netherlands. Friesland. 1/2 taler. No date. Struck 1619. AR (25mm, 13.29 gm). Obv: Knight behind city arms. Rev: Rampant Lion, left. Delmonte 883 (R2); Passon/van der wis 2.16.53, verkade 124.3. Extremely rare.................(Image) $650

                        

7. Netherlands. Gelderland. Taler.1643. AR (43mm; 27.01 gm). Obv: Knight behind city arms. Rev: Rampant Lion, left. Davenport 4849. Lustrous surfaces not fully captured here.............................................................................(Image) $975

                        

8. Netherlands. Holland. 1576. Lion Taler. AR (40mm; 26.72 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Davenport 8838; Delm. 831..(Image) $275

                        

9. LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). Holland. 1581-1795. AR Leeuwendaalder (42mm; 27.22 gm). Dordrecht mint. Dated 1589. Obv: Armored half-length figure of soldier standing left, head right; coat-of-arms below. Rev: Lion rampant left. P&W Ho 22; CNM 2.28.66; Davenport 8838.........................................................................................(Image) $525

                        

10. Netherlands. Holland. 1601. Lion Taler. AR (41mm; 27.04 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Davenport 4856. VF..............(Image) $325

                        

11. Netherlands. Holland. 1663. Lion Taler. AR (42mm; 27.08 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. .Davenport 4858....................(Image) $225

                        

12. Netherlands. Holland. 1666. Lion Taler. AR (42mm; 26.95 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Davenport 4858.....................(Image) $375

                        

13. Netherlands. Utrecht. 161(6)? Lion Taler. AR (42mm; 26.92 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Davenport 4863.....................(Image) $195

                        

14. Netherlands. Utrecht, 1616. Lion Taler. AR (43mm; 27.24 gm).  Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. .KM 13; Davenport 4863. Toned, with some surface luster..................................................................................(Image) $285

                                                 

15. Netherlands. Utrecht. 1641. Lion Taler. AR  (43mm, 27.19 gm, 12h). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Delmonte 845; Davenport 4863.  EF, mint-like lustrous surfaces...............................................................(Image) $975

                        

17. Netherlands. Utrecht. 1643. Lion Taler. AR (42mm; 26.86 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. ; Davenport 4863; Delmonte 844; KM 30. Toned, with substantial, mint-like surface luster..................................(Image) $725

                        

18. Another. 43x38mm; 26.93 gm. Some luster. Irregular flan.............(Image) $225

                        

19. Francis I of Lorraine, House of Habsburg. 1745-1765. Taler. 1761. AR (40mm, 28.05 gm). Kremnitz. .Dav. 1157; Voglh. 289; Her. 177; Eypelt. 630; Huszár 1787. Superb EF with mint-like luster in the fields. Toned.............................(Image) $850

                        

20. AUSTRIA, Österreich (Archduchy). Leopold V. 1619-1632. AR Taler (43mm, 28.70 gm, 11h). Posthumous issue. Hall mint. Dated 1632. Obv: LEOPOLDVS · D : G : ARCHIDVX · AVSTRIÆ ·, crowned and armored half-length bust right, holding scepter and sword pommel; ·I·6·3·2· to inner right.  Rev: DVX · BVRGVND : COMES : TYROLIS, crowned coat-of-arms within Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Moser & Tursky 491; Davenport 3338B; KM 629.4. Superb EF, toned...................................................................................................(Image) $750

                        

21. Maria Theresia, 1740-1780. Taler. 1741 KB. AR (41mm, 28.69 gm, 12h). Obv: Bust right. Rev: Madonna over coat of arms, Kremnitz. Dav. 1125; Herinek 561 H. 1666; Eypelt. 240a. EF, with mint-like luster in the fields, but with minor corrosive roughness at 2h on the obv. edge and 9h to 11h on the rev. edge......(Image) $750

                        

22. AUSTRIA, Holy Roman Empire. Maria Theresia. Empress, 1740-1780. AR Taler (41mm, 27.61 gm, 11h). Gunzburg mint. Dated 1765 G. Obv: Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Crowned double-headed eagle facing, with crowned coat-of-arms on breast. Eypeltauer 76; Davenport 1147; KM 15. Surface discoloration, as shown above...................................................(Image) $85

                        

23. Croatia. Ragusa (Dubrovnik). Taler. 1747. AR (44mm; 28.55 gm, 11h). Obv: Bust of Rector, left. Rev: Crowned coat of arms on scepter and sword. Dav. 1637; Mimica 956...EF with mint-like luster in the fields. Toned. Uncleaned; as found..........................................................................................................(Image) $850

                        

24. Croatia, Ragusa (Dubrovnik). Taler. 1762. AR (28.78 gm, 43mm, 1h). Obv: Bust of Rector left. Rev: Crowned coat-of-arms. Mimica 969; Davenport 1639; Near mint state with superb surface luster. Minor adjusting traces..(Image) $1650

                        

25. Netherlands. Deventer. 1664. Lion Taler. AR (42mm, 27.11 gm). Obv: Knight over lion shield. Rev: Rampant lion left. Delmonte 858 V. 150.3. Rare. Dark tone, holed...........................................................................................................(Image) $150

                        

26. Netherlands. Holland. 1/2 Taler. 1578. AR (34mm, 13.47 gm, 12h). Delmonte 870; Purmer HO 23....................................................................................(Image) $375

                        

27. Duchy of Lorraine, Charles IV (1625-1675). Nancy, 1627. AR Teston (8.58g., 29mm, 9h). Obv: +CAROLVS. D: G. DVX. LOTH. MARCH. D: C. B. G, bust right. Rev: MONETA. NOVA. NANCEII. CVSA, crowned shield surmounted by date. Flon.10; Bd. 1557......................................................................................(Image) $350

                        

28. Rhodes, Order of St John, Dieudonné de Gozon (1346-53), Gigliato, AR (28mm, 3.79 gm, 6h). Obv: +FR: DEODAT: D: GOSONO: DI: GRAMR, Grandmaster kneeling left before cross, head facing. Rev: +:OSPITAL: S: IOHIS: IRINI: QT: RODI, cross fleury with shield at end of each arm (Metcalf 1191-92; Schl. IX, 19). aEF, lustrous surfaces not captured here. Rare............(Image) $1250

                        

29. FRANCE: Henri III, 1574-1589, AR franc d'argent (32mm, 13.70 gm, 9h). Rouen, 1576-A. Obv: HENRICVS.III.DG. FRANCOR.ET.POL.REX (Henry by the Grace of God, France and Poland's King) ,Laureate, armored bust right, wearing tall collar, mintmark below, within beaded circle. Rev: croix feuillue & fleurdelisée, H at center, Usual weak strike. Duplessy-Dup. 1130. Henri was king of both Poland and France, as is stated in the legend. Flan crack......(Image) $225

                        

30. FRANCE. Henry III (1574-1589). 1585. Quart d'écur. AR (29mm, 9,42, 5h). Obv: + HENRICVS. III. D: G. (FRANC) ET. POL. RX. (error- should be REX)  Cross fleurdelisée with fleuron cruciform in the center. Rev: SIT. NOMEN. DOMINI. BENEDICTVM. Crowned shield,  II - II on either side. C.1438 L.973 Duplessy .1133 Sb.4662. .....................................................................................................(Image) $225

                        

31. FRANCE. HENRY IV 1589-1610. Dijon. Half franc, 1603 over 1. AR (28mm, 6,79 gm, 5h). Obv: Laureate and cuirassed right with small flat collar. Rev: "Blossoming Cross" with H at center turned 90 degrees. Ref: C.1534 L.1061 Dy.1212A Sb.4766 (5 ex.). No examples of 1603 over 1 found online. Holed and plugged. Very rare.....................................................................................(Image) $400

                        

32. Sachsen-Kurfürstentum. Johann Friedrich and Heinrich. 1539-1542.
1/4 Taler (1/4 Guldengroschen). 1542. AR (30mm, 7.04 gm, 1h). Obv: Three shields/crests. Rev: Saxon helmet with three flags on each side. Freiberg__; Slg. Mers. 494, Keilitz 160. Very rare..............................................................(Image) $825

                        

33.Brandenburg-Ansbach. Markgraf.  Johann Friedrich, 1667-1686. 1/6 taler. Swabach mint. 1678. AR 30mm, 5.41 gm. Obv: t IOH : FR • DG • M • - BRAND : MAG, Armored bust right. 1/6 below. Rev: Crown above State and City Arms. KM#83. Slightly bent flan.........................................................................(Image) $200

                        

34. CRUSADERS. Rhodes. Grandmasters of the Order of St. John. Raymond Bérenger. 1365-1374. Undated. AR Gigliato (3.84 gm). Obv: Grandmaster kneeling before cross. Rev: Floreate cross. Metcalf LE 1208ff. Light scratches on obv. Surface luster not fully captured here...........................................(Image) $425

                        

35. Another. 3.31 gm. Surface luster. Chipped......................................(Image) $375

                        

36. ITALY, Kingdom of Naples. Robert of Anjou. 1309-1343. AR Gigliato (3.78 gm). Posthumous issue? Uncertain mint. Obv: +ROBERT DEI GRA' IERL' ET SICIL' REX, king seated facing on lions' heads throne, holding transverse scepter and globus cruciger. Rev: Blundered legend? Cross fleurée; lis in each quadrant. Reference? A puzzler............................................................(Image) SOLD

                        

37. CORREGGIO Siro d'Austria (1605-1630) 8 Soldi. AR (28mm; 3,78 gm; 2h). Obv: SYRVS . AVSTR . S. R . MP. ET CO. P, Cuirassed bust r. Rev. ANTIQVISS FAM INSIGNIA, coronated coat of arms. CNI 114/118. Ravegnani Morosini 16. MIR 191. . RR - Very Rare. Bright lustrous fields...................................(Image) $825

                        

38. ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Domenico Contarini. 1659-1675.. AR Mezzo ducato nuovo (34mm, 11.16 gm, 10h). Angelo Dolfin, mintmaster. Struck from 1666. St. Mark seated right, presenting cross-tipped banner to Doge kneeling left; A D in exergue. Rev: Lion of St. Mark standing left; tower to left. CNI VIII 148; Papadopoli 167; Paolucci 15......................................................................(Image) $95

                        

39. SPAIN. Ferdinand and Isabella. 1469-1504 AD. AR 2 Reales (6.67 gm). ND. Seville mint. Obv: Crowned coat of arms. Rev: Yoke with traces and sheaf of  arrows. C&C.2773ff; Cal-265. MBC; Calicó and Trigo 218.....................(Image) $325

                        

40. SPAIN. Ferdinand and Isabella. 1469-1504 AD. AR 4 Reales (13.19 gm). ND.  Seville mint. Obv: Crowned coat of arms. Rev: Yoke with traces and sheaf of six arrows. Cayon-2814.  Lustrous, not captured here...............................(Image) $725

                        

41. SPAIN. Philip II. 1597. AR 2 Reales (6.62 gm). Toledo mint. Obv: PHILIPPVS DEI GRATIA Crowned coat of arms. oT over C. Assayer "C." Rev:HISPANIARVM REX,Castles and lions in the angles of the cross. Calico-576..............(Image) $225

                        

42. Mexico. Philip II. 1556-1598. Cob. AR 8 Reales (27.30 gm). Assayer F?. No date (coins of Philip II from Mexico mint are not dated). Nicely toned, KM-43; Cal-112; Calb-612)............................................................................................(Image) $425

                        

43. Mexico. Philip II. 1556-1598. Cob. AR 8 Reales (26.76 gm). oMF. Assayer F. No date (coins of Philip II from Mexico mint are not dated). KM-43. Cal-112. Calb-612..............................................................................................................(Image) $325

                        

44. SPAIN. Philip II. 1556-1598. Cob. AR 8 Reales (27.20 gm). ND Toledo mint. Broad flan with full crown, full shield and cross and some legend. Calico-206, Calbeto-1725. Exceptional condition for type........................................(Image) $750

                        

45. MEXICO. Philip III. 1598-1621. Cob AR 8 Reales (21.23 gm). ND. Assayer D. Minted during 1618-21. KM-44.3; Cal-Type 49......................................(Image) SOLD

                        

46. SPAIN. Philip IV. 1621-1665. Cob AR 8 Reales. (20.04 gm). Dated 1651. Toledo mint. Assayer "Y." Obv: Crowned coat of arms. oT overY to left, VIII to right. Rev: Castles and lions in the angles of the cross. Dark tone. Dav 4411.....(Image) $425

                        

47. SPAIN. Philip IV. Cob. 8 Reales. Potosi mint. 1651? 26.98 gm. Rough surfaces, dark toning ............................................................................(Image) SOLD

                        

48. MEXICO. Philip V. 1700-46. AR 1 Real. 1735. (3.58 gm). Pillar type. Assayer F.
KM-75.1. aEF. RARE. Dark tone...............................................................(Image) $925

                        

49. MEXICO. Ferdinand VI. 1746-1759. AR 2 Reales. 1750. (6.57 gm). Pillar type. Mo-M , Mexico City mint, KM86.1-2; Cal. 490-496; Cayon:10385..........(Image) $125

                        

50. MEXICO. Ferdinand VI. 1746-1759. AR 8 Reales. 1753. (26.07 gm). Mo-MF.  Mexico City mint. KM104.1.......................................................................(Image) $400

                        

51. MEXICO. Colonial. Carlos III. King of Spain, 1759-1788. AR 8 Reales (38mm, 26.70 gm, 12h). Ciudad de México (Mexico City) mint. Dated 1776. Obv: Bust right. Rev: Crowned coat-of-arms between banner-entwined pillars of Hercules. Beautifully toned. ME 12038; SCM 105.................................................(Image) $1450

                        

52. MEXICO. Colonial. Carlos IV. King of Spain, 1788-1808. AR 8 Reales (40mm, 26.69 gm, 11h). Ciudad de México (Mexico City) mint. Dated 1807 Mo TH. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Crowned coat-of-arms between garlanded Pillars of Hercules. ME 13974; BW 28.10; KM 109..............(Image) $95

                        

53. FRANCE, Bourgogne. AR Jeton (30mm, 9.87 gm, 6h). Dated 1694. Obv: Crowned and mantled coat-of-arms. Rev: Ship under sail right on water, stern facing, with two anchors moored to coast. References for CU (copper) versions of this jeton are: Feuardent 9824; Gadoury 1683. References for this AR (silver) version can not be found on-line............................................................(Image) $450

                        

54. FRANCE. Louis XV (1715-1774).  AR Jeton (31mm; 9.77 gm, 6h). Struck 1732.
Obv: LUD XV REX CHRISTIANISS. Head right. Rev: Winged Justice, blindfolded, walking right, holding  sword and scales. ex Bowers and Merena.  F.4768 var. bust - Guéant - Prieur554 A......................................................................(Image) $125

                        

55. INDIA. Rupee. 1785(200 AH)? AR (23mm;11.82 gm). KM C 46........(Image) $145

                        

56. Indonesia, Java, Kingdom Majopahit, ca. 1200 - 1500 AD. Silver; 13 mm, 1.83 gm. NIS 3065-3068.......................................................................................(Image) $35

                        

57. CRUSADERS, Principality of Achaea, Thebes mint. Ruler not legible.  (Guillaume II de Villehardouin. 1246-1278?). Billon Denier.....................(Image) $35

                        

58. Civil War Token. 1863. "For Public Accommodation." Obv: Liberty head left.  Rev: Eagle. "United States Copper." F-37/434a.....................................(Image) $100

                        

59. Civil War Token. 1864? Obv: "The Federal Union It Must and Shall be Preserved." Rev: " Army and Navy" over anchor and crossed swords, all within wreath with star above. AN 1.4 - WBC's Army & Navy, Large star variety - R4. Die 321. This photo of: 226/321a R4................................................................(Image) $75

                        

60. Roman wedding ring, circa 200 AD. 22-24 karat gold. 8.1 grams, gross weight. Stone inset inscribed with two clasped hands. Damaged in ancient times, as shown. Ring size 4. The damage seems intentional, with the point of a knife or other implement. A sign of divorce or other breakup?........(Image) $1950

                        

61. Roman bronze ring with stone bezel inscribed with a winged Victory facing left. Oval shape consistent with some Roman ring designs. Possibly used as a seal ring. 30mm x 20mm. Size 5 at the narrowest. Excellent dark green patina. Probably dated to the period 100 BC to 300 AD....................................(Image) $225

                        

62. Roman bronze ring depicting a galley with Neptune standing to right, behind a billowing sail. Oval shape typical of many ancient Roman rings. 22mm x 20mm. Size 5-1/2. Excellent dark green patina. Probably dated to the period 100 BC-200 AD...............................................................................................................(Image) $250

                        

63. Greco-Roman silver ring with carved stone bezel. The carving depicts a mythical hippocamp with rider. 22mm x 20mm. Size 4-3/4. Probably dated to the period circa 300 BC to 100 AD.................................................................(Image) $350

                        

64. Roman bronze ring with an uncertain inscription on the bezel. Possibly a standing figure (upside down in the above image). Oval shape typical of many Roman rings. 20mm x 17mm. Size 2-1/2 at the narrowest. Probably dated to the period 100 BC-300 AD...............................................................................(Image) $95

                        

65. Roman army archer's thumb ring. Romans were great warriors, but terrible bowmen, so the Roman army employed auxiliaries from local tribes and others, like Scythians and Cretans, to name two. this is a remarkably preserved archer's ring, size 13 at the narrowest. 37mm x 25mm. It has a beautiful dark green patina. It is written that auxiliary archers were first employed by the Roman armies during the reign of the Roman emperor Galba circa 68-69 AD. Wear and use of the archer's thumb ring is demonstrated by the below video. Copy and paste the URL into your browser............................................................(Image) $250
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iTYaxCjBfg

                        

66. Ancient Roman Key Ring, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Bronze key-ring for a box or chest. The ancients often wore keys on their fingers for lack of pockets in their clothing and for security. Excellent condition with beautiful green patina. Size 6-1/2; 25 x 21 mm......................................................................................(Image) $195

                        

67. Roman bronze ring with black stone within surface carved bezel; rectangle with pointed ends. Typical Roman oval shape. Probably created c. 100 BC-200 AD. Size 4-1/2; 20 x 18mm........................................................................(Image) $125

                        

68. Roman bronze ring with stone inscribed with a rider on horseback holding a shield and brandishing spear. Oval shape typical of many roman rings. Created c. 100 BC-300 AD. Size 4-3/4; 26 x 21mm. Dark green patina...............(Image) $275

                        

69. Roman era bronze child's ring inscribed with VTP, partially underlined. c. 100 BC-300 AD. Size 2-3/4; 20 x 18mm. Dark green patina..........................(Image) $145

                        

70. Ancient Greek bronze ring depicting a comet. Perhaps it was the comet that appeared upon the birth of Mithradates VI, the Great, King of Pontus and Armenia Minor in Anatolia, 120-63 BC. Roman sources note that when the Greek Mithridates VI was born "a comet shone for 70 days and the whole sky seemed to be ablaze." Mithridates is remembered as one of the Roman Republic’s most formidable and successful enemies, who engaged three of the prominent generals from the late Roman Republic in the Mithridatic Wars: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Lucius Licinius Lucullus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. He lost to Pompey and committed suicide with the help of a trusted assistant. Size 11-3/4; 24x24mm....................................................................................................(Image) $245

                         

71. Greco-Roman bronze ring, depicting a proud stallion with one of its forelegs raised. C. 100 BC-300 AD. Dark green patina. Size 10-1/2; 23x22mm..(Image) $225

                        

72. Ancient Greek bronze ring depicting Herakles holding a club in his right hand with the skin of the Nemean lion he slew as one of his "Twelve Labors" draped over his left arm. Excellent dark green patina. Circa 300-100 BC. Size 5-3/4; 22x18mm....................................................................................................(Image) $245

                        

73.  Late Roman - early Byzantine bronze ring. On it is inscribed, in a Christian cross manner, the name Gregory in Greek: ΓΡΗΓΟ (GREGO) horizontally and ΡΗΙ (REI) vertically. This could be the name of the wearer or a commemoration of Pope Saint Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, who was Pope of the Catholic Church from 3 September 590 to 12 March 604 AD. Circa 6th to 7th century AD. Size 2-1/2; 25x17mm. Oval shape. Dark green patina..............................................(Image) $375

                        

74. Greco-Roman bronze ring depicting Zeus/Jupiter. He holds thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left. Circa 300 BC to 100 AD. Slightly oval in shape. Size 5-3/4; 21x19mm. Excellent dark green patina................................(Image) $145

                        

75. Roman bronze ring depicting clasped hands. Hence, a marriage ring or friendship ring. Circa 100 BC - 300 AD. Slight oval shape. Size 4; 21x18 mm. Beautiful dark green patina and excellent condition.............................(Image) $325

                        

76. Roman bronze ring. circa 100 BC - 300 AD. The carving depicts an uncertain animal (?), or two animals, one pouncing upon the other. The letter "X" above. Legionary ring? All within a dotted border as is found on some Greek and Roman coins. Intact. Dark black patina. Size 10-1/2; 25 x 24 mm........(Image) $195

                        

77. Greco-Roman bronze ring c. 200 BC-200 AD. Inscribed is a Winged Victory/Nike standing r., extending a victorious wreath with her r. hand. Size 4-3/4; 21x19 mm; slight oval shape. Beautiful dark green patina.........(Image) $225

                        

78. Greco-Roman bronze ring, circa 200 BC - 200 AD. It depicts Poseidon/Neptune standing left, holding a dolphin over a flaming altar, as depicted on some Roman Provincial coins. See link below for an example. Size 5-1/4; 21x18 mm. slightly oval in shape. Fine dark green patina........(Image) $275
https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=192412

                        

79. Roman bronze ring depicting a warrior wearing a plumed helmet. Circa 100 BC - 200 AD. Size 7-1/4; 22x19 mm. Slight oval shape. Glossy dark green patina.........................................................................................................(Image) $245

                        

80. Greco-Roman bronze ring depicting a female figure with an extraordinarily bouffant hairdo. Her left arm is raised. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Excellent green patina. Small chip on bezel surface and on the ring band. Size 8-1/2; 22x21 mm.............................................................................................................(Image) $145

                        

81. A splendid ancient Greek bronze ring depicting the mythical Pan seated right upon branches and playing his Syrinx (flute). Circa 300 BC. Pan was the god of the wild, hunting and companion of the nymphs. He was depicted as being half human, while having the legs and horns of a goat, as can be seen on this signet ring. Size 8-1/2; 23x23 mm. Fine green patina, slight roughness........(Image) $450

                        

82. A superb Roman bronze ring depicting the sun god Sol; radiate and draped bust right. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Excellent detail and beautiful brown patina. Size 4-1/4; 22x19 mm. Oval shape frequently seen on Roman rings...........(Image) $375

                        

83. Greco-Roman bronze signet ring depicting Herakles/Hercules standing facing, head right, and holding bow in right hand and club in left hand; quiver over his left shoulder. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Splendid glossy dark green patina. Size 4-3/4; 21x19 mm. Slightly oval.........................................................(Image) $275

                                                 

84. Roman bronze ring. It depicts a male figure standing right, possibly the mythical god Mercury, holding an uncertain object in right hand and shield in left, to his back (or petasus slung on his back as can be seen at the link below), while leaning on a scepter or an indistinct caduceus.  He holds a money purse in his right hand, since one of his many functions was to be the god of commerce. Alternatively, the figure might be wearing a petasus, the winged cap of the Greek god Hermes, from whom the Romans adopted as their own deity. 200 BC-200 AD. Size 3-3/4;20x18 mm. Oval shape. Excellent green patina.............(Image) $195
https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=303427

                        

85. Roman bronze ring depicting a dolphin swimming right and apparently a smaller fish below. Circa 200 BC 200 AD. Size 3-1/4; 20x18 mm. Slightly oval shape. Nice dark green patina.................................................................(Image) $175

                        

86. Greco-Roman bronze ring. It depicts what appears to be a roaring lion crouching right with a crescent above. It is possibly a depiction of Leo of the horoscope. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Size 10-1/2; 25x25 mm. A circular band. Dark green patina...............................................................................................(Image) $245

                        

87. Roman bronze ring with panoranic depictions. The centerpiece is the forepart of a winged Pergasus with its left leg raised. From left to right, a vine or lituus, a shield, a seated figure (Pan with goat legs?), the Pegasus, a small left-facing figure offering an object with its right hand, and an unidentified object (a tree or hut?). Below the Pegasus is an uncertain object (Pan's Syrinx?). Circa 200 BC-300 AD. Size 5-1/4; 28x22 mm. Typical oval Roman shape.....(Image) $425

                        

88. Massive Roman silver ring depicting a galley moving right. Other features are indistinct. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Size 8-1/2; 29x23 mm. Oval shape...(Image) $185

                        

89. Silver Greco-Roman ring of affection; heart shaped. Floral scene. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Size 9-3/4; 22mm width x 27 mm height. Some toning.....(Image) $275

                        

90. Roman bronze ring depicting two stars and a crescent. The lower star seems to have a tail like a comet. It has a dotted border around. This design is sometimes seen on Roman coins. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Size 9-1/4; 21x23 mm. It has a splendid glossy dark green patina................................................(Image) $245

                        

91. Late Roman bronze ring depicting a design which provides "Evil Eye" protection....as some write. Circa 4th-6th century AD. Size 8-3/4; 23 mm circular shape. Splendid dark brown patina.........................................................(Image) $275

                        

92. Greco-Roman bronze ring with translucent blue stone bezel, probably glass. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. The forepart of a winged Pegasus is inscribed into the stone. Size 8-1/2; 21x27 mm. Brown patina............................................(Image) $225

                        

93. Greco-Roman bronze ring. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. Inscribed on a raised bezel is the head of the mythical god Hermes/Mercury facing left and wearing his usual petasus, a broad-rimmed hat. He was considered to be the god of commerce, and of several other areas. Size 4-1/2; 18x19 mm...............(Image) $95

                        

94.  Greco-Roman bronze ring. Circa 200 BC-200 AD. It depicts a comet flying left over a bow case. Size 7-1/2; circular 22 mm. Green patina. Some earthen deposits.....................................................................................................(Image) $195

                        

95. Roman bronze "friendship" ring, depicting two clasped hands. Circa 2nd-4th century AD. Size 4-1/4; circular 19 mm. Glossy dark green patina......(Image) $245

                 

96. Byzantine era bronze ring depicting a Christian cross. Quite massive, compared to other rings. Circa 5th to 8th century AD. Size 8-1/4; 23 W x 27 H mm..............................................................................................................(Image) $245

                      

97. A bronze ring depicting a Crucifix created in the period of the Byzantine Empire to the beginning of the "Dark Ages." The crucifix is clear, but the other depictions are quite puzzling...but become crystal clear when considering the depiction of "The Five Wounds of Christ." These are depicted by the five deep depressions, the "Five Wounds," beneath which are a series of dots, undoubtedly the drops of blood from the wounds. Perhaps the location of the depressions reflect the location of the wounds on His body: the two at the top, His hand wounds; the near-center being the piercing of His body, and the two near the bottom His feet. Searching the Internet reveals that "The Five Wounds" are mentioned in the biblical John. "The final wound was in the side of Jesus' chest, where, according to the New Testament, His body was pierced by the Holy Lance in order to be sure that He was dead. The Gospel of John states that blood and water poured out of this wound (John 19:34)." Further, "The examination of the wounds by "Doubting Thomas" the Apostle, reported only in the Gospel of John at John 20:24-29, was the focus of much commentary and often depicted in art," And "in 13th-century Italy"...."Religious painters responded by depicting the crucifixion explicitly for the first time, portraying a Jesus Who was plainly in agony from wounds that dripped blood." Still, the "Five Wounds" were well know to readers of the scriptures far earlier than the 13th century, so citing a relatively precise period in which the ring maker made this ring is just not possible. Size 10; circular 24 mm. Green Patina. An important creation...................................................................................................(Image) $695

                        

98. Greek bronze ring circa 300 BC-100 BC. It is insrcibed "Αθηινθνυ," meaning "Athenian." Size 10; W - 23 mm, H - 21 mm. Green patina..................(Image) $325

                        

99. Late Roman bronze ring, circa 3rd-6th century AD. The elevated bezel is engraved with a "palm cross" design. Most unusual is the floral design at the top of the band and below the raised bezel, which is identical on both sides. It has a beautiful olive-green patina. Size 9; W - 22 mm x H - 28 mm...............(Image) $195

                        

100. Roman bronze ring with teardrop-shaped bezel engraved with a floral design, within an engraved border. Circa 1st - 2nd century AD. Possibly an implied heart-shape depicting affection. Dark green patina. Size 8 1/4; W - 23 x H - 25 mm. It is actually a circular 23 mm; the raised bezel adds 2 mm....(Image) $95

                         

101. Greco-Roman bronze ring, circa 300 BC - 200 AD. It depicts the mythical god Mars, standing left, wearing helmet, holding downward pointing spear in left hand and shield in his right hand. His slight drapery hangs downward, to the right of the spear. Size 7; 20 mm x 21 mm. Choice dark green patina.(Image) $345

                    

102. Greco-Roman bronze ring, circa 200 BC-200 AD. It depicts the forepart of a recumbent lion toward the right, with its tail curved above. If the object above the lion's tail represents a star, this may be a zodiac/horoscope ring for Leo. All within a dotted border. The lion's mane is quite prominent. Size 7-3/4; 22 x 23 mm. Excellent dark green patina............................................................(Image) $295

                    

103. Another, apparently by the same hand, but with some variation.(Image) $245

                    

103. A Greco-Roman bronze ring depicting a Capricorn, with a forepart of a goat and tail of a fish. Of  Zodiac and horoscope interest. Size 9-1/2; W - 24 mm x 26 mm. Very dark green patina. Apparently by the same artist as the preceding two rings. All are from the same Balkan find...............................................(Image) $295

                    

104. Roman bronze ring depicting what appears to be a rider holding reins atop an animal of some sort. Carved upon a raised bezel. Circa 4th to 6th century AD. Size 10; W - 23 mm x H - 28 mm. Excellent dark green patina.............(Image) $145

                     

105. Roman bronze ring circa 100 BC- 300 AD. It depicts a stylized eagle. Since this ring came from the Balkans, this might well be a Legionary Ring worn by a member of the Fifth Legion stationed in Dacia at the time. That legion with the eagle insignia can be seen on the ancient coin seen at the link below. Size 8-3/4; W - 22mm, H - 23 mm. Fine glossy dark green patina...........................(Image) $295
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3576875

                     

106. Greco-Roman bronze robed female figurine fragment, which was possibly mounted on a household wooden storage chest or other surface. She holds a gem(?) in her right hand. It is an embedded green glass or semi-precious stone (red arrow). Amazing craftsmanship. Her left hand holds a cup or perhaps a kettle. Perhaps the intended image message is a female goddess of the hearth which provides wealth (green stone) and sustenance (cup or kettle). If the object in her left hand is indeed a kettle, it would represent the hearth goddess Hestia (Greek) or Vesta (Roman), the goddess of the hearth, the home, and domestic life. She is frequently depicted holding a kettle. Circa 200 BC - 200 AD. It is 2-1/2 inches (60 mm) and 1-1/2 inches (32 mm) at the widest. Glossy dark green patina..........................................................................................................(Image) $745

                     

107. A Greco-Roman fibula which is intact, and it works! It has a leaf-like design. It has a premium blue-green patina. Circa 200 BC - 200 AD. It has small area of ancient corrosion, as can be seen on the image.................................(Image) $395

                     

108. An ancient Greek bronze fragment depicting the head of Silenos, a forest spirit of the ancient Greeks, often represented as a bearded old man. He was chief of the satyrs and foster father to Dionysus. He is often depicted riding drunkenly on a donkey. Circa 400-100 BC. It is not possible to speculate from what it broke. It has a beautiful glossy dark green patina, with some earthen deposits from the find site......................................................................(Image) $495

                            

109. Roman Imperial Seal (Lead, 20 mm x 7 mm; 15.89 gm), Circa 3rd-4th century AD. Draped male bust on the left, facing a draped (?) female bust, on the right; above, illegible legend. Gordian III and Tranquillina?...........................(Image) $145

                            

110. Roman Imperial Seal (Lead, 22 mm x 15 mm; 7.37 gm). Uncertain. 3rd-5th centuries AD. Conical seal with two busts, (Emperor and Empress with child between and below?).................................................................................(Image) $95

                          

111. Ancient gold earring. Unknown era. 22-24 karat. 1.72 gm. 8 mm in diameter, not including the band.............................................................................(Image) $195

                    

112. Late Roman bronze earring. Circa 4th-6th century AD. Band diameter 26 mm. Note the "Evil Eye" circular symbol intended to protect the wearer from bad events. See ring #91 above for similar symbolism. Green patina.........(Image) $75

                   

113. A Bronze seal stamp, depicting what appears to be some sort of animal with a rider. The artwork is quite crude. It has a suspension loop that is operable. Slight damage on one side, as shown. Indeterminate period. 37 mm from the top of the suspension loop to the stamp face. Greenish-brown patina......(Image) $75

                        

114. Greco-Roman bronze ring, depicting a bird...probably an eagle. Circa 200 BC - 200 AD. Size 6-3/4; 19 mm, circular band. Dark green patina.......(Image) $175

                   

115. Roman bronze ring with black stone bezel, which is inscribed, but it is not legible. Circa 100 BC - 200AD. It is oval in shape, like many Roman rings. Size 4-1/2 at the narrowest. W- 27 mm x H - 22 mm. Dark green patina.......(Image) $195

                   

116. A Greco-Roman bronze ring depicting a mythological creature. There are two possibilities: Hippocamps were the fish-tailed horses of the sea. They were depicted as composite creatures with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine-tail of a fish. More likely, however (due to the image above the body of the forepart of a lion) is the Chimera – a lion, a goat and a snake in one body The Chimera was not only a lion, its body also consisted of body parts of a snake and a goat, although it was presented as a lion with the head of a goat placed on the back, and its tail had the head of a snake on its tip. Circa 200 BC - 200 AD. Size 9-3/4; W - 24 mm; H - 22 mm. Unpatinated.......................(Image) $195

                   

117. Roman bronze ring depicting a Griffin (?) on a raised bezel. Circa 200 BC - 300 AD. The griffin had the body, tail and hind legs of a lion with the front legs and head of an eagle. Traditionally considered a guardian of treasure and the king of the animal kingdom. On this example, the head seems to display a beak and crest. Size 4-1/2; W - 22 mm; H - 18 mm. Oval band shape. Excellent dark green patina...............................................................................................(Image) $245

                   

118. Roman bronze ring depicting a Pulvinar with a thunderbolt upon the seat. Circa 100 BC - 300 AD. The word Pulvinar is derived from the Latin pulvinus for "cushion". In Ancient Roman religion a pulvinar was an "empty throne" or cushioned couch for occupation by a deity. The side-view of the throne with thunderbolt upon it on this ring indicates that this was Jupiter's throne. See the Roman depiction, in a view facing the throne at the link below. Size 6-1/2; W - 21 mm; H - 22 mm. Unpatinated....................................................................(Image) $145
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3324001
                  

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