Greece/Seleucid; Demetrius III Eucaerus BCE 97/6-88/7

AE 20 mm, 5.63 g, Damascus mint, SE 217=BCE 96/5

SC 2455.1

O: diad. hd of Demetrius r, bearded, dotted border.

R: BACIΛΕΩC ΔHMHTPIOV ΘEOV in three lines on r., ΦΙΛΟΠATOPOC CΩTHPOC in two lines on l., Hermes stg facing holding palm and caduceus, dotted border.

Controls on outer left one above and one below and HΔ monogram in ex. on rt. date on l., in ex. ΖΙΣ


Hermann Weber Collection in 3 Volumes

The three volume set of the Sir Hermann Weber Collection is available via the Internet Archive and can be found on the left side of this page under links. The volumes are all complete except for the plates which are unfortunately not included.

Without the plates these books are an interesting curiosity more so than a resource. If the plates are added in the future I will upload links to those as well.

Vol. I. Introduction: [Notes culled from "Autobiographical reminiscences of Sir Hermann Weber... " London, Priv. print., 1919] Auriol find class. Hispania. Gallia. Britannia. Italy and Sicily. --

Vol. II. Macedon. Thrace. Thessaly. North western, central and southern Greece. --

Vol. III. pt. I. Asia: Bosporus. Colchis. Pontus. Paphlagonia. Bythynia. Mysia. Troas. Aeolis. Lesbos. Ionia. Caria. Lydia.

Vol. III. pt. II. Asia: Phrygia. Lycia. Pamphylia. Pisidia. Cilicia. Cyprus. Galatia. Cappadocia. Syria. Phoenicia. Palestine. Arabia. Mesopotamia. Persia. Persis. Characene. Bactria. Africa: Egypt. Cyrenaica. Libya. Zeugitana. Islands between Africa and Sicily. Numidia. Mauretania. Incerta

Jacob Hirsch Auction Catalogues Available

For those of you interested in old auction catalogues, Google Books has provided four classic catalogues for us to utilize without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. Please note the links on the far left side of this page, which will take you to the respective catalogues.

As more become available we will create links to those as well.

The most important of the four is the Rhousopoulos Auction catalogue from 1905 that sells when available for US$1,200 or more. Now it is available complete with plates for only the time it takes to locate the link.

I wish to thank Ed Snible's site http://digitalhn.blogspot.com/ for first posting this information.


Greece/Seleucid; Demetrius II (First Reign) BCE 146-138

AE 14 mm, 2.10 g, Tyre mint, SE 167=BCE 146-145

SC 1970.1, SNG Spaer 1680-1682 v.

O : diad. Hd of Demetrius r., diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ curving on r., ΔHMHTPIOY curving on l., palm tree dotted border

Date across field; ΙΞ--P


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus I Soter BCE 280-261, in the name of Seleucus I

AR Tetradrachm, 28 mm, 16.73 g, Laodicea ad mare mint

SC 357.8 (this coin)

O: hd of young Herakles r. in lion skin headdress, dotted border. (weak obs. Strike)

R: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ on r., BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus enthroned l., holding eagle and scepter, dotted border. Mintmark on left above, Dolphin l., controls on left below and beneath throne.

Ex: WKR collection