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Second Triumvirate Denarius and ANA Ancient Coin Internet Session Highlights

Second Triumvirate Denarius and ANA Ancient Coin Internet Session Highlights

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money World Coin live auction sessions have ended, and what a tremendous event it was! Even though these live sessions have closed, there is still time to own an item from this remarkable sale. Our ancient coin Internet Session (Session D) ends Tuesday August 12 at exactly 3 PM PST. 
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Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

On the morning of August 5, 2014, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will begin its Official ANA of the ANA World’s Fair of Money with Session A of the world sale. Leading off the session are 135 lots of world paper currency — a diverse selection and a fast growing specialty. Lot 201 begins our offering of ancient coins, featuring a wonderful selection of Greek and Roman coins for the collector to enjoy. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Very Nice Salamis AR Stater

Very Nice Salamis AR Stater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is packed with excellent ancient coins for all types of collectors. Today we feature an AR Stater from the ancient Greek city-state of Salamis comprising the far eastern end of the island of Cyprus. This area has long been a contested region, between the Greeks and Persians. 
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Classical Work of Art by the Artist Sosion

Classical Work of Art by the Artist Sosion

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The ancient coins offered in our Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction are diverse and exceptional, with Syracuse offering more than its fair share of highlights, including the Labors of Hercules; Apollo and Artemis; and the powerhouse Euainetos Decadrachm. The Syracuse coin we highlight here is a Tetradrachm, an unsigned piece from the artist Sosion. 
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Lovely Aureus of Severus Alexander

Lovely Aureus of Severus Alexander

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We continue our ancient coin previews for our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money with the Roman Empire but a decidedly tamer coin than last week’s Erotic Tessera. For our highlight this week we offer a highly attractive gold piece from the last emperor of the Severan dynasty, Severus Alexander. 
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The Labors of Hercules

The Labors of Hercules

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The demigod Hercules has captured the imaginations of generations since ancient times, and stands as one of the most famous personas from classical mythology. Hercules is the Roman adaptation of the Greek divine hero Heracles, and the tales of his adventures are many.  The most famous of these adventures became known as the “Twelve Labors” and established Hercules as the greatest of the Greek demigods and Heroes. 
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Exceptional Artistic Style Electrum 100 Litrae of Agathocles

Exceptional Artistic Style Electrum 100 Litrae of Agathocles

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio world and ancient coin auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money is rapidly approaching. This week we showcase an excellent Electrum piece from a tyrant of ancient Syracuse. The city of Syracuse, on the island of Sicily (situated off the coastal toe of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea), was the most important city in Magna Graecia. 
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Choice Lampsacus Electrum Stater

Choice Lampsacus Electrum Stater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to offer a wide variety of choice ancient coins in our upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. One such piece is an Electrum Stater from Lampsacus. Lampsacus was strategically located on the eastern side of the Hellespont in the northern Troad. This location, in modern-day northern Turkey near the Dardanelles, has been of great importance to trade for millennia. 
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