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  • Antiochos III – Elephant

    Antiochos III – Elephant

    Lot 161. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 222-187 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 4.14 g, 12h). Apameia on the Orontes mint(?). Struck circa 212 BC. Diademed head right / Elephant standing right; monogram to right. SC 1065.6; Houghton, Elephants, Type B, obv. die a1; HGC 9, 453a. Lightly toned, minor double strike on reverse. VF. Result: 225 USD AUCTION…

  • Antiochos VI Dionysos – Elephant

    Antiochos VI Dionysos – Elephant

    Lot 167. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. Serrate Æ (20.5mm, 6.90 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck mid 143(?)-circa 142 BC. Radiate and wreathed head right / Elephant standing left, holding torch with trunk; to right, ΣTA above palm frond. SC 2006b; HGC 9, 1043. Dark brown patina, some earthen deposits, a little…

  • Commodus British Victory Issue

    Commodus British Victory Issue

    Commodus 177-192,Æ Sestertius, 29mm, 22.28g, 11h, Rome, AD 185-186, British Victory issue; Obv: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate and draped bust right; Rev: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P, Victory seated right on shields, cradling palm frond in right arm, left hand on inscribing shield set on knee,…

  • Carausius II

    Carausius II

    Lot 23. “Carausius II” Æ 19mm. Uncertain (British?) mint, circa AD 354-358. Overstruck on GLORIA EXERCITVS type BI Nummus. DOMNO C[ARAVSIVS], diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right / CON[…]IVS CEN, warrior spearing fallen horseman; unclear mintmark in exergue. P.J. Casey, Carausius and Allectus: British Usurpers, p. 144, 1 and pl. 9, 4 (this piece) cf.…

  • Tasciovanos Rings

    Tasciovanos Rings

    Images copyright Chris Rudd Tasciovanos Rings. Sills class 5, Rings, Horse Left, dies 31/28. c.25BC-AD10. Gold quarter stater. 10mm. 1.37g. Two solid crescents in centre of four-armed whorl cross, ringed-pellet on end of each arm, pellets in angles. / Horse left, T in front, AS below, [C] above. ABC 2592, VA−, BMC 1645, DK 526, S−. Good EF, neat…

  • Waveney Diadem

    Waveney Diadem

    Images copyright Chris Rudd Waveney Diadem. Talbot Bury H, new dies. c.50-40 BC. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.44g. Well styled, comparatively naturalistic, female head right, wearing lunar diadem, S-shaped serpent in front has ram-horned head at each end. / Naturalistic horse galloping left, tiny S-shapes for mane, leaf-like spear-tail, large solar ‘anemone’ and ringed-pellets above, large…

  • Zickzackgruppe


    MIDDLE DANUBE. Uncertain tribe. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.93 g, 4 h), ‘Zickzackgruppe’. Stylized laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left. Rev. ▢ΛΛΛΛ Stylized horseman to left, rider devoled into hook; before, annulet-in-square; above, annulet. Dembski 1385. Flesche 568. Lanz 738. OTA 459/1. Fresh and sharp, an exceptionally attractive example of…

  • Dumnocoveros Tigirseno

    Dumnocoveros Tigirseno

    In the upcoming Chris Rudd AUCTION 182 May 14, 2022 Lot 27.Dumnocoveros Tigirseno. c.AD 25-35. Gold stater. 18mm. 5.30g. Cruciform design comprising DVM[N] between two lines, crossed by wreath motif of large brick-like leaves facing inwards, beaded rings and wheels in angles./ Lunate horse left, pellet triad below head, TIGIR above, S in front, ENO below.…



    Gallo Belgic Broad Flan. Left Type with an Ornamented Reverse. Sills G-B Ab1, class 3b, fig 33e. Bellovaci. c.150-125 BC. Gold stater. 26mm. 7.07g. Draped bust of Apollo left with elaborate hairstyle./ Stylised horse left, charioteer above, pellet rosette below, vestigial chariot wheel behind. ABC 4 (this coin), LT 7886, Sch/GB class VII, VA 12, S…



    Illustration of the devolving bust of Apollo and the reverse Charioteer from the gold Philipp II Stater to the Durotriges Stater: Thank you CGB Monnaies XV for this illustration Philip II of Macedon issued this gold stater which, paid to Celtic mercenaries, was imitated and did evolve for 300 years. In Pre-Claudian South West…

  • Spiral Cheek, Wangenschnecke

    Spiral Cheek, Wangenschnecke

    Starting price: 8.000 EUR Estimate: 10.000 EUR Result: 18.000 EUR Lot 6535.KELTEN GELD – MÜNZEN DER KELTEN UND ANGRENZENDER NICHTGRIECHISCHER VÖLKERSCHAFTEN DIE SAMMLUNG CHRISTIAN FLESCHE. PANNONIA.   AR-Tetradrachme, Typ mit Wangenschnecke, 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr.; 13,47 g. Zeuskopf r. mit Lorbeerkranz//Reiter r. Dembski vergl. 1040; Göbl, Ostkelten 59; Kostial vergl. 384; Slg. Flesche 664 (dies Exemplar).R Feine Tönung, fast…

  • Charioteer Type, Gold Stater

    Charioteer Type, Gold Stater

    Starting price: 6.000 EUR Estimate: 7.500 EUR Result: 14.000 EUR Lot 6125.KELTEN GELD – MÜNZEN DER KELTEN UND ANGRENZENDER NICHTGRIECHISCHER VÖLKERSCHAFTEN DIE SAMMLUNG CHRISTIAN FLESCHE. GALLIA. ANONYM.   AV-Stater (Philippeier), Typ “Pons Sainte-Eanne”, frühes 2. Jahrhundert v. Chr.; 8,47 g. Apollokopf r. mit Lorbeerkranz//Biga r., unten Dreizack. Delestrée/Tache 3611 (stempelgleich); Sills S. 408, Nr. 02.0805 (dies Exemplar); Slg. Flesche…

  • Silver Denar, Araos, Hispania

    Silver Denar, Araos, Hispania

    Starting price: 160 EUR Estimate: 200 EUR Result: 850 EUR Lot 6078.KELTEN GELD – MÜNZEN DER KELTEN UND ANGRENZENDER NICHTGRIECHISCHER VÖLKERSCHAFTEN DIE SAMMLUNG CHRISTIAN FLESCHE. HISPANIA. ARSAOS.   AR-Denar, 150/100 v. Chr.; 3,78 g. Kopf r., dahinter Pflug, davor Delphin//Reiter r. mit Doppelaxt. Burgos 139; Slg. Flesche 95 (dies Exemplar); Villaronga/Benages 1655.Leichte Prägeschwächen, sonst vorzüglich Erworben zwischen 1995 und…

  • Middle Whaddon Chase

    Middle Whaddon Chase

    Starting price: 1.600 EUR Estimate: 2.000 EUR Result: 5.000 EUR Lot 6007.KELTEN GELD – MÜNZEN DER KELTEN UND ANGRENZENDER NICHTGRIECHISCHER VÖLKERSCHAFTEN DIE SAMMLUNG CHRISTIAN FLESCHE. BRITANNIA. CATUVELLAUNI.   AV-Stater, Typ “Middle Whaddon Chase”, 60/20 v. Chr.; 5,64 g. Zwei Kränze über Kreuz, mit zwei halbmondförmigen Gebilden dekoriert//Pferd r., unten Rad, oben flügelartiges Ornament zwischen Kugeln. Rudd, Ancient British Coins…

  • Addedomarus Spiral

    Addedomarus Spiral

    Starting price: 600 EUR Estimate: 750 EUR Result: 4.000 EUR Lot 6010 Addedomarus, 45-25 v. Chr.   AV-Stater, Typ “Spiral”; 5,56 g. Kranzspirale//Pferd r., darunter Füllhorn. Rudd, Ancient British Coins 2517; Slg. Flesche 44 (dies Exemplar); van Arsdell 1620-1.Gutes sehr schön Exemplar der Sammlung Prof. T.R. Gurr, Auktion Triton IX, New York 2006, Nr. 657 DIE SAMMLUNG CHRISTIAN FLESCHE…

  • Carausius Renovatio

    Carausius Renovatio

    Carausius AR ‘Denarius’ or Argenteus. London, circa AD 286-293. IMP CARAVSIVS P F A, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / RENOVATIO AVG, she-wolf standing to right, head reverted, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; RSR in exergue. Unpublished in the standard references, the first known example with this obv. legend and only the…

  • Constantine the Great, Chitry Hoard

    Constantine the Great, Chitry Hoard

    Constantine I, as Augustus, 307-337;Æ Nummus (22.5mm, 4.39 g, 6h),London, 309-311, third reduction;CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right /SOL INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, looking left, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, left hand holding up globe, T | F across fields, PLN in exergue;RIC 124 a, LMCC 6.02.014;   R 903 Image thank…

  • Licinius, Chitry Hoard

    Licinius, Chitry Hoard

    Licinius, as Augustus, 308-324;Æ Nummus (21mm, 3.5 g, 6h),London, c. 314;IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right /GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding a patera, left cornucopiae , S – F across fields, PLN in exergue;RIC 3, LMCC 8.02.005;No. 860 from…

  • Chitry Hoard, 2007

    Chitry Hoard, 2007

    CHITRY HOARD ” The Chitry Hoard (Yonne) was discovered in 2007. It is made up of about 2 500 coins of the late Third and the early Fourth Century. Except for a single coin struck at the London mint in 323/4 which determines its terminal date, the Chitry Hoard belongs to a group of treasures coming…

  • Freie Samobor Type from East Noricum

    Freie Samobor Type from East Noricum

    Central Europe, East Noricum AR Tetradrachm. Freie Samobor Type C. Circa 2nd – 1st century BC. Celticised male head wearing three-strand pearl diadem to right / Horse prancing to left; pellet in crescent on body. Göbl, TKN pl. 43, SC 20, 1; Lanz 213 (this coin). 9.46g, 23mm, 12h. From a private Japanese Collection;This coin…

  • The earliest Anglo-Saxon gold Shillings

    The earliest Anglo-Saxon gold Shillings

    The Gold Coinage c. 600–70Britain was unusual among the former provinces of the Western Roman Empire in not maintaining a substantial coinage after the end of central imperial rule in the early fifth century. A small trickle of coins issued by the Franks, Visigoths and the Eastern Roman Empire still made their way to Britain…

  • Coins Along the Silk Road

    Coins Along the Silk Road

    Julian Ticehurst is presenting “Coins Along the Silk Road” on Zoom Vancouver Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm PSTPlease contact for login details. 

  • Caratacus Gold Stater

    Caratacus Gold Stater

    It was only found in November last year by a metal detectorist and it turned out to be the first and only gold stater of Caratacus, British resistance fighter against the Romans. On Sunday (15th Nov 2020) it sold for… 80,000 pounds!! The most a British celtic coin has ever sold for. Dr. John Sills…

  • Carausius, Galley, Rotomagus

    Carausius, Galley, Rotomagus

    Carausius nummus,Die-axis: 1 o’clock Weight: 2.99 grammes Rotomagus IMP C CARAVSIVS, laureate cuirassed bust LAETITIA, Galley mintmark OPA Thank you British Museum for images and text

  • Carausius, Britannia

    Carausius, Britannia

    Die-axis: 1 o’clockDiameter: 20 millimetresWeight: 3.58 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Carausius, right, draped and cuirassed. (obverse) EXPECTATE VENI, Britannia and emperor standing clasping hands. (reverse) mintmark RSR Thank you British Museum for images and text

  • Carausius, Britannia, Forgery

    Carausius, Britannia, Forgery

    Forgery. Probable core of plated denarius. Alternatively, it could be a smaller denomination struck in bronze. Die-axis: 6 o’clock Weight: 3.09 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius, right. (obverse) [EXPE]CTATE VEN[I], Britannia (wearing mural crown) clasping hands with Carausius. (reverse) Thank you British Museum for images and text

  • Half a Dub from British India, 1794

    Half a Dub from British India, 1794

    In 1766 the territory known as the Northern Circars was ceded to the British East India Company by the Nizam of Hyderabad The coins being used there were gold Pagodas, silver Rupees and copper Dubs. The Company fixed a rate of 48 dubs to the silver Rupee. However in practice the rate of exchange was…