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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 5, February 2, 2020, Article 25

NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: FEBRUARY 2, 2020

Here's a selection of interesting or unusual items I came across in the marketplace this week. Tell us what you think of some of these. -Editor

L. Plautius Plancus Denarius

L. Plautius Plancus denarius

L. Plautius Plancus, Rome, 47 BC

AR Denarius, 3.61g (16mm, 7mm). Facing mask of Medusa with disheveled hair; coiled serpents flanking / Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, head slightly left, holding reins and conducting four rearing horses of the sun.

References: Crawford 453/1a-b CRI 29; Sydenham 959-959a; Plautia 15-15a; RBW 1583-4

Grade: Small indentation on cheek but otherwise well-centered and good strike. EF/aEF (rr1076)

From Shanna Schmidt - Coin of the Week. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
L. Plautius Plancus, Rome, 47 BC (https://www.shannaschmidt.com/roman-repuclic/l-plautius-plancus-rome-47-bc?rq=rr1076)

AW counterstamp on Connecticut Cent

AW counterstamp on Connecticut Cent

Lot 353. Colonial America. Connecticut. 1787. Copper. Rare, AW counterstamp. Ex New England Rare Coin Auctions 1976, lot 135. Colonial America. Connecticut. 1787. Copper. Miller 37.9-e. VERY GOOD-10. Rare, AW counterstamp.

Ex New England Rare Coin Auctions 1976, lot 135.

The Wyler book of Old Silver has a silversmith's mark, a small rectangle with AW for Antipas Woodward, Middletown, Conn., from about 1791. That is probably his mark. Of special interest is that Antipas Woodward was "Sealer of Weights and Measures" for the town of Plymouth Connecticut in the 1790's, which may be tied to this counterstamp.

From the upcoming Agora Auctions sale. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 353. Colonial America. Connecticut. 1787. Copper. Rare, AW counterstamp. Ex New England Rare Coin Auctions 1976, lot 135. (https://agoraauctions.com/listing/viewdetail/47736)

1903 Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal

1903 Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal

1.) Franklin Birthday Dinner/ Typothetae of the City medal, January 17 1902 64.2mm x 57mm 92.8 grams 2.) 1899 Delacour (clovis) galvano plaque mounted on stained oak frame (209.8mm x 195.6 mm)n, Medal 162.8 mm x 144 mm. Stain on center of medal plaque 3.) 1904 University of Wisconsin 50th Anniversary plaque on wood frame. Medal 54.8 g, 62.5mm x 47.3 mm 4.) 1903 Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal (Harvard) blank name, 81.7 g, 60.77mm x 52.2 mm cast by Henry Bonnard Bronze Company 5.) 1907 Engineering Societies Building Donated by Andrew Carnegie medal, 101.8g, 74.2 x 53.9, reverse has lighting from the clouds re Ben Franklin and several spots of tape residue 6.) 1900 Saltus (J.Sanford) galvano plaque (63.7mm x 54.5mm) on mahogony frame (121.6mm x 90.6 mm)

Provenance
#1-5: The Lucas family Collections, Baltimore, Thence by descent to Bertha Lucas (died 1943) Bequeathed by Bertha Lucas to the manager of Lucas Brothers, Jesse G. Kaufman, 1943 Thence by descent to the present owner. #6 - William F. Lucas Jr, Baltimore (died 1928) Thence by descent to Bertha Lucas (died 1943) Bequeathed to manager of Lucas Brothers, Jesse G. Kaufman., 1943 Thence by descent to present owner.

From the February 6, 2020 Alex Cooper sale. Part of a lot of six medals. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
SIX WORKS BY VICTOR DAVID BRENNER (https://bid.alexcooper.com/lots/view/1-2MGPB0/six-works-by-victor-david-brenner)

1910 William H Welch Medal

1910 William H Welch Medal obverse

Description
1.) 1825-1925 100th Anniversary of Maryland Institute College of Art (silver- 50.87 mm and 57.5g) In original case 2.) James Cardinal Gibbons Jubilee Medal, 1911 by Michael Jenkins and Joseph Miller. President Taft honored him in 1911, the 50th Anniversary of his priesthood and the 2nd American to make cardinal, Baltimore Basilica on Reverse 3.) By Victor D. Brenner- (1910) William H Welch "from his friends" Welch was first full-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins and first Dean of the Medical School - 2 part plaque in wooden frame 4.) Official's medal from 1922 Institutional championship for Baltimore Public Athletic League with original ribbon in good condition Condition
1.) 50.87 mm, 57.5 g silver 2.) 70mm 118.3 grams bronze Provenance
#1) William F. Lucas Jr, Baltimore (died 1928) Thence by descent to Bertha Lucas (died 1943) Bequeathed to manager of Lucas Brothers, Jesse G. Kaufman., 1943 Thence by descent to present owner. #2-4) The Lucas family Collections, Baltimore, Thence by descent to Bertha Lucas (died 1943) Bequeathed by Bertha Lucas to the manager of Lucas Brothers, Jesse G. Kaufman, 1943 Thence by descent to the present owner.

From the February 6, 2020 Alex Cooper sale. Part of a lot of four Baltimore-related medals and plaques. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
FOUR BALTIMORE RELATED MEDAL/PLAQUES (https://bid.alexcooper.com/lots/view/1-2MGPAW/four-baltimore-related-medalplaques)

1917 Anti-Protestant Propaganda Medal

1917 Anti-Protestant Propaganda Medal

Lot 360. U.S.A.. Anti-Protestant Propaganda. 1917. Copper color medal. Medallion Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT ··1483 MARTIN LUTHER-D ·1546··. Rare.

U.S.A.. Anti-Protestant Propaganda. 1917. Copper color medal (38.2 mm). Medallion Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT ··1483 MARTIN LUTHER-D ·1546··. LUTHER THE SWINE ? A Filthy Mind, A Corrupt Soul, Enemy Of Christ?s Church. Mint State. Rare

From the upcoming Agora Auctions sale. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 360. U.S.A.. Anti-Protestant Propaganda. 1917. Copper color medal. Medallion Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT ··1483 MARTIN LUTHER-D (https://agoraauctions.com/listing/viewdetail/47743)

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