Ex: Bromberg Collection

See the following link of a coin from the famous Abraham Bromberg Collection that was sold by Superior Galleries in two sales between 1991 and 1992.


This coin has a wonderful provenance now capped by my research revealing it was part of the Bromberg Collection. The only note is that in the Bromberg II catalogue the coin is noted as being ex: El Fawar Hoard, when in fact according to Mildenberg it is ex: Beit Mirsim.

The link will take you to the posting for the coin with a variety of photographs including the plate photo from Mildenberg and other information.


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus XII c. BCE 87/6-84/3

AE 18mm, 3.21 g. Damascus mint , c. BCE 87-86/5

SC 2474

O: diad bust r. beardless, diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border

R: BACΙΛΕΩC ANTIOXOV EΠIΦANOVC on right ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟC KAΛΛINIKOV, nude Apollo stg l. holding laurel branch and resting l elbow on a column. possible Π control mark outer left but not visible on this coin.

Acquisition: 2009


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus IV Epiphanes BCE 175-164

AE 17 mm, 4.6 g, Antioch mint, c. BCE 173/2-169

SC 1408

O: Radiate diademed hd of Antiochus IV r, one end of diadem flying up behind the other falling forward over the shoulder, dotted border.

R:[Β]ΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ A]NTIOXO[Y] in two lines on r, ΘEOY EΠΙΦANOYΣ in two lines on the l., (ΘEOY beneath the thunderbolt) Zeus stg l, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.

control-possibly none(?)

Greece/Seleucid; Seleucus I Nikator BCE 312-281

AE 17mm, 7.1 g, Antioch mint, from BCE 300

SC 17.1 variety, WSM 915 (Newell dates these BCE 300-286)

O: Laureate hd of Apollo r with wavy locks on back of neck, dotted border. cmk of six pointed star on obverse.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ on l., Athena Promachos in Attic helmet stg, r., brandishing spear and shield, dotted border. controls inner l, and r. as depicted on p. 20 of SC I.


Greece/Seleucid; Cleopatra Thea & Antiochus VIII BCE 125-121

AE 18 mm, 6.13 g, Antioch mint, dated SE 190=BCE 123/2

SC 2263.2 variety (possibly "e" variety??), SNG Spaer 2450 v.

O: Radiate, diademed hd of Antiochus VIII r., one diadem end waving behind the other falling forward over shoulder (off flan), dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ in two lines on r. ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ in three lines on l., owl standing facing on fallen amphora. IE in the inner right field.

Date in ex on left, ٩Ρ (SE 190)

Acquisition: 2009


Greece/Seleucid; Alexander II Zabinas BCE 128-122

AE 19 mm serratus, 5.76 g, perhaps Apamea on Orontes mint (cf. pp. 458-9 in SC II)

SC 2242.2 or .3, CSE 199 v

O: hd of young Dionysus r., wreathed with ivy, dotted border (scratches on obv)
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., AΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY on l., winged Tyche stg l., calathus on hd, holding ship’s tiller and cornucopiae.

Control to outer left above, aphlaston outer left below.


Greece/Coele-Syria; Ptolemy son of Mennaeus, Dynast of Chalkis c. BCE 85-40

AE 19 x 20 mm, 5.08 g

Lindgren III, 1219-1220 variety, SG 5897 variety, BMC 20, p. 279, 2 variety.

O: diad. hd of Zeus r., indistinct cmk at 9 o’clock but may be the “Cleopatra” cmk whose classification at present is speculative according to the Forum catalogue website. http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/forumancientcoins/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=8672&large=0

R: Dioscuri stg facing

Acquisition: 2009

According to BMC, Chalkis is modern Anjar near Heliopolis (Baalbeq).


Greece/Cilicia; Tarsus after BCE 164

AE 18 mm, 5.21 g

SNG Levante....., SG 5670 variety

O: Hd of Tyche r.
R: Sandan atop his beast adv. r, to left field horizontal ΔIO/ΔO on right field vertical TAPΣEΩ[N], fillet border

Ex: CUd
Acquisition: 2009


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus IX Philopator (Cyzicenus) BCE 114/3-95

AE 19 mm, 5.6 g, Tarsus (“civic”) mint, BCE 114/3-112

CSE 501 v, SC 2353.2, SNG Spaer 2729, CSE 2, 762

O: diademed hd of Antiochus IX r, with short, curly beard, diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on r., ΦΙΛΟΠATPOPOΣ on l., Athena advancing r., spear on shoulder, holding shield. Control (monogram) E in inner l., field.

Ex: Incitatus
Acquisition: 2009
Tantalus ID#35542

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus IV Epiphanes BCE 175-164

AE 14 serratus, 2.48 g., Ptolemaïs Ake mint, c. BCE 173/2-168 or later

SC 1479, CSE 791

O: Radiate, diademed hd of Antiochus IV r., diadem ends falling straight behind, or one falling forward over shoulder, fillet border. Likely control on left is A over B

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ANTIOXOY on left, veiled goddess standing facing holding a long sceptre or torch, dotted border.
Ex: L. Waggoner via eBay
Acquisition: 2009

Roman Egypt; Galerius, as Caesar CE 293-296

Potin Tetradrachm, 19 mm, 8.27 g, Year 1= March to

August CE 293

Emmett 4215 (1) R3, Milne 5062

O: laureate bust of Galerius r., ΓΑΛ ΜΑΞΙΜΙΑΝΟC K
R: Eagle Stg, l., hd right, wreath in beak, L A

Ex: Ephesus Numismatics (NC)

Acquisition: 2009
Tantalus ID#35543