AR Drachm; 18mm, 4.1g, 12h, Rhagai mint c. BCE 96/5-93/2
O: diad, draped bust l, wearing tiara with ear flap, long beard and torque ending in sea-horse
R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BA ΣIΛE[ΩN] MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV/EΠIΦANOV, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow.
Ex: David Sellwood (1925-2012) Collection
Ex: Baldwin's 90 Sellwood I; portion lot 1154 (24 Sept 2014)
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AR Drachm 21mm, 3.76g, 12h, Ecbatana (Hamadan) mint
Shore 345 (Artabanos II)
Sellwood 63 type
O: diad hd of king left.
R: Arsakes enthroned with bow r, monogram for Ecbatana mint, multilined inscription top, bottow and sides, 8 lines. Appears to be in agreement with Shore.
Posted by JG at 16:10
"Indian Head Penny" 1863 CuNi mintage 49,840,000 VF20
Besides Gettysburg and the other domestic US events that occurred in 1863 it was also the year that French Chemist H. M. Mourries developed margarine. How's that for an obscure and otherwise overlooked event from a momentous and horribly bloody year.
Posted by JG at 17:32
AR Tetradrachm; 14.69g, 26 x 27 mm,
Seleucia mint, c. BCE 26-24
Sellwood 51.25-51.43 (date and month off flan) possible mule of 52.1 obs and 51.25 reverse
Shore 272 type
O: long bearded bust left wart on brow
R: King enthroned on left receiving palm from Tyche on rt holding cornucopiae. Year and month in ex off flan.
Bottom (inverted): ΔIKAIOV[with month and year beneath].
Left: [E]ΠΙΦANOVΣ/ [ΦIΛ]EΛΛHN[OΣ]
Posted by JG at 14:34
AR Shilling (26mm - 5.95 g). LIMA issue. 1745.
O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed old bust left; LIMA below
R: Crowned cruciform coats-of-arms of England and France, Scotland, Ireland, and Hanover around rayed central Garter star.
for interesting background information pertaining to the "LIMA" issues cf the following URL:
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