20120613

England; Henry III CE 1216-1272


AR Penny, 1.48 g, IIIb, Moneyer: Willem Mint: Oxford, c. CE 1248-1250
North 987, S. 1363
O: henricvs Rex III
R: WILLEM ON OXON  [William Sarsorius]

Regarding the moneyer, Charles Lewis Stainer writes in his Oxford Silver Pennies from AD 925-AD 1272, Vol. 46, p. xxvi (1904) "Of William Sarsorius I have not much information. He is evidently the same person as William Le Saucer, who was Mayor of Oxford about AD 1258-1259, and signs in that capacity to a deed (St. Aldate, 49) of the Hospital of St. John, now among the monuments of Magdalen College."

Islamic; Umayyad CE 661-750



Caliph 'Abdal-Malik  CE 685-705
AR Dirham, 2.74 g, Damascus mint AH 80 (CE 699-700)
W.353, Album 128

20120611

Byzantine; Justinian CE 527-565


AE 40 Nummia; 38 mm, 20.96 g, Constantinople mint, 3rd Officina, Anno XIII= CE 539-540
S. 163
O: DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC
R: see above.

Seleucid; Antiochus IV Epiphanes BCE 175-164

AR Tetradrachm; 22.5 x 29 mm, 16.88 g, Ake-Ptolemais mint c. BCE 167-164
SC 1476.2d, SNG Spaer 1154
O: diad hd of Antiochus IV r., fillet border, primary control behind head
R: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ A]NTIOXOY in two lines on r., ΘEO[Y E]ΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ [NI]KHΦOPOY in three lines on l, Zeus enthroned l, resting on sceptre and holding Nike who crowns him.