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FRANCE; Bourbon; Louis XIV CE 1643-1715


AR half-Ecu (10 sols), 20 mm, 2.21 g, 6h, Lyon mint 1661-D

KM 199.3

O: LVD XIIII DG--FR ET NAV REX, laur., draped bust right.

R: SIT NOMEN DOMINI--BENEDICTVM 1661 D, coat of arms crowned

20210116

ROMAN/Philip I CE 244-249


 

AE Sestertius, 29mm, 22.09 grams, Roma CE 244-245

RIC 184a

RSC 9002


Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped and 

cuirassed bust of Philip right.


Reverse: PAX AETERNA S C, Pax standing left holding olive 

branch and scepter.

 


Ex "Summer Haven Collection of Sestertii"

Ex: CNG 462 Lot 477 (26-02-2020)

Ex: Dorney Auction 10 (08 July 2020)

Ex: Dorney Auction 11 (30 Nov 2020)

Ex: Ken Dorney


This altar was erected by the citizens of Girona, Spain in honor of Philip (jr). The altar was preserved due to its reuse as the foot of the high altar in Sant Marti Sacosta.

The inscription reads:
M IVLIO
PHILIPPO
NOBILIS
SIMO CAE
SARI
R P GER

When translated should read: "To M. Julius Philippus, most noble Caesar, the people of Girona (Gerunda)"

20210102

Congress Poised to apply banking regulations to Antiquities Market, NYT 01/01/2021

 "Far too little attention has hitherto been bestowed upon the provenance of ancient coins. The intervention of the coin dealer between the finder and the purchaser is often quite sufficient to obscure or obliterate entirely all evidence of provenance. Coin collectors have also been too often oblivious of the scientific importance of placing on record the sources of their acquisitions."



Numismatic Chronicle 1906, page 3


Congress Poised to Apply Banking Regulations to Antiquities Market - The New York Times (nytimes.com)