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Britain/Tudor; Edward VI, 1547-1553



AR shilling (33mm, 5.67gm, 8h), London, third period, 1551-1553, i.m. tun.

North 1937
SCBC 2482

O: ·EDWARD; VI: D; G; AGL; FRA; Z: HIB; REX· Crowned bust facing; in left field, rose; in right field, XII.

R: POSVI DEV; A/VDIVTOR/E; MEV; Royal arms over long cross fourchée..  


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Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VII Sidetes BCE 138-129


AR Drachm, 3.94g, 17mm, 1h, Uncertain Mint 108 in Syria, Mesopotamia or Cilicia

SC 2090b

O: diad hd of Antiochus r, diad ends falling straight behind, fillet border.

R: Nike adv. L holding wreath and palm branch. Control marks on outer left. [B]AΣIΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on right, EY-EPΓETOY on left.

Primary control outer left: Σ

Secondary control inner right beneath wings: O

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VII Sidetes BCE 138-129 Fouree Drachm


AR Fouree Drachm, 3.51g, 17mm, 12h, Uncertain mint TBD

SC tbd

O: diad hd of Antiochus r, diad ends falling straight behind, fillet border.

R: Nike adv. L holding wreath and palm branch. Control marks on outer left. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on right, [E]Y-EPΓET[OY] on left.

Primary controls outer left possibly monograms

Crusader imitation of Ayyubid type of az-Zahir Ghazi with overlord al-'Adil CE 1186-1216




AR Half-Dirham 20mm, 2.96g, Akko/Acre mint  AH 623/1226 CE

Album 837 (Album states that these are rare with readable dates, you can easily read "23" at 5 and 7 o'clock on the obv. of the inscription of the Hijri year "623")
Balog 644

O: around "[duriba b'Halab] sana thalat 'ishrin [wa sitta ma'ah]. Inner: al-Malik/az-Zahir Ghazi/ibn yusuf bin/
Ayyub"

R: around Shahada. Inner: al-Imam/an-Nasir Ahmad/al-Malik al-'Adil/Abu Bakr


Ex: Francis J. Rath (NY) October 1970