Offered is a U.S. NORSE AMERICAN CENTENNIAL, SILVER HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE THIN coin, 1825-1925, (12.20 gm, 30mm), in choice UNC condition.
Jean Puiforcat French sterling silver Vermeil ash tray or ? with monogram, size 3.75 d . weight 97g
Two ancient bronze "coins" shaped like small bowed knives. Both have encrustation on the bronze of varied coloration including that of a a blue-green malachite color from long burial.
Period: Shang Dynasty (1600-1028 BC)
Sizes: One is 14.5 cm long. The other is 17.7 cm long.
Condition: The coins have natural wear and small chips to their rims and encrustation due to age. Nice patina. Would make an interesting addition to any coin collection.
A delightful natural pearl 3.31ct, tested as natural by GIA under their QA scheme, perfect for a lovely pendant
THRACE, Island of Thasos, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.90 gm; 31 mm). Nicely stuck on a nice broad flan. Choice extremely fine and lightly toned.
Offered is a Turkey Ottoman Empire. Mahmud I. 1143-1168/1730-1754. AV- Zinjirli Altin (Misr-Cairo), A.H.1143 gold coin - KM 91
Lovely Strike Choice UNC, Uncirculated and Lustrous, 3.47 gr. 18mm
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (36 mm, 22.79 grams). Rome mint. Struck AD 116-117. Interesting and rare sestertius celebrating the Conquests in Parthia.
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right / ARMENIA ET MESOPOTAMIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE, Trajan standing facing, head right, holding parazonium and spear; at feet to left and right, seated figures of Armenia, Euphrates, and Tigris.
RIC II 642; Banti 29...
INDIA. VIDARBHA. Jagadeva. 12th Cent. AD. AV Pagoda (3.68 gm; 19 mm). Ruler's name in Nagari, pelleted sopearhead, and 2 sri-type designs. Sharply struck on a nice full flan. Choice UNC and lustrous.
Corinth, 350-300 BC, Silver Stater, BMC XXX VI.15, (8.03 gm, 21 mm), lovely struck on a nice full flan, choice good very fine with a nice tone cabinet toning.
Ten vintage albumen photographs, six prints showing Granada (Andalusia) with the Alhambra, two with street scenes in Elche (Alicante), one with the cathedral of Burgos (Castile) and one showing a river scene in Orihuela (Murcia). Made by the French photographer Jean Laurent (1816-1886) in the 1870/80's, mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: little faded, one photo with a small loss to the corner, cardboard with few stockflecks. Dimension: photo: 33.7 cm x 24.7 cm, cardboard: 48 cm x 38.7 cm...
A solid gold medal awarded to H.A. Milton New Crusaders Football Club 1905-6.The front features a raised heraldic design along with London Football Association Challenge Cup. Created by Vaughton & Sons, it weighs 9.4grams and 1" measures round.
Also stamped 15 625 with an anchor(Birmingham) and small "f"(1905), V&S.
Book by Alistair Duncan, "Tiffany At Auction". This is an absolute must for a Tiffany Studios collector or dealer. It has over 1,000 pictures of Tiffany items and a comprehensive list of model reference numbers in the back index. This book was copyrighted in 1981 and is now out of print. It has it's original dust cover. No rips to the pages and the binding is in excellent condition as well.
Osvald Siren: Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. Part I; The First Millennium (3 vols.), London: Lund Humphries/New York: Ronald Press, 1956.
Vol.I: Early Chinese Paintings (xi+235pp., colored frontispiece and b/w ills.)
Vol.II: The Sung Period (vi+189pp. and annotated lists 95pp., colored frontispiece and b/w ills.)
Vol.III: Plates (xviii pp., 372 b/w plates).
Bound with red cloth, gilt title to front board and spine. With slip cases. 28.5x23cm...
SASANIAN EMPIRE. Hormozd II. 303-309 AD. AR Drachm (3.879 gm; 26 mm). Bust right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos / Fire altar with ribbon and bust left in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown. Beautiful iridescent toning. Rare variety with two large dots on reverse on lower part of fire alter. SNS type Ia/3a; Göbl type I/1a var.; Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 815. Lovely style. Well struck on a nice full broad flan...
Rare original set of Harold Berman's desirable 4 volume, Plus the Index of his masterful work "Bronzes Sculptors & Founders". This is the first edition published by Abage Publishing starting in 1974. Volume 1 is autographed by Harold Berman as shown. No rips or tears with good firm hard cover bindings, dust covers and Mylar cover protectors.
A beautiful limited reference book containing the collection of the Baur Museum in Geneva, Switzerland of "Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Metalwork", written by Basil William Robinson (former in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London). Hardback with 444 pages, 752 illustrations (several in color), section with signatures. Cloth with dustjacket, printed 1980 in a limited numbered edition of 1600, this is No. 52. Condition: fine. Dimension: c. 28.8 cm x 24 cm x 5.1 cm, 3 kg.
Offered is a U.S. OREGON TRAIL MEMORIAL, SILVER HALF DOLLAR, 1938, (12.52 gm, 30mm), in CHOICE UNC condition.
THESSALY. Thessalian League. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Silver Drachm (6.15 gm; 20 mm). Lovely style, well struck from a high relief dies on excellent metal. Choice superb, extremely fine.