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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 11, March 15, 2020, Article 20

SELECTIONS FROM DAVISSON'S AUCTION 39

Here are some selected lots from the Davisson's auction closing April 1, 2020. -Editor

Lot 1: KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II Stater

KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II Stater

KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 B.C. AV stater. 8.63 gm. 18 mm. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon, or Kassander, circa 323-315 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo right / Charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron and reins; trident below horses; ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in exergue. Le Rider 223 (D99/R176). SNG ANS 269 (same reverse die). HGC 3.1 847. Extremely Fine; well centered; high relief strike with mint luster. Exceptional coin.

Ex Davissons Auction 19 (1 May 2003) lot 1

Love the charioteer! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 1 (https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-1)

Lot 25: BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Stater

BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Stater

BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 B.C. AR stater. 8.01 gm. 20 mm. Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing right, holding laurel branch in his upraised right hand, small daimon running to right on his outstretched left arm; to left, ΚΑVΛ (retrograde) downwards; to right, small stag standing right, head left / Stag standing right; ΚΑV (retrograde) above, laurel branch to right. HN Italy 2046. Noe, Caulonia Group F, 98 (same dies). Extremely Fine; light attractive tone with hints of iridescence; well centered; struck from a slightly worn obverse die

Very stylized images - I like the style. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 25 (https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-25)

Lot 98: ANGLO-SAXON. Harold II. Penny

ANGLO-SAXON. Harold II. Penny

ANGLO-SAXON. Harold II. 1066. AR PAX penny. 1.37 gm. 20 mm. York mint, Sutere moneyer. His crowned bust left with scepter / PAX across center; +S (retrograde)VTERE ON EOFFR. S. 1186. N. 836. Extremely Fine; fresh surfaces; superb coin.

Ex William J. Conte Collection (CNG Triton VI, 13 January 2003, lot 1479)

Another primitive style. Check out Harold's neck - just a few lines. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 98 (https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-98)

Lot 112: Charles II Silver pattern broad

Charles II Silver pattern broad

Charles II, Restoration. 1660-1685. Silver pattern broad. 8.25 gm. 28.5 mm. By Thomas Simon. 1660. Laureate bust of the King right; CAROLVS II D G MAG BRI FR ET HI REX around, S under the bust (Simon) / Crowned square-topped shield; MAGNA OPERA DOMINI around. S. -. N. 2776. Carter type II (BNJ 20). Extremely Fine; attractive old toning, underlying luster particularly in legends and reverse devices.

Ex CNG Sale 36 (5-6 December 1995) lot 1545.

Thomas Simon produced five different varieties of patterns for broads (20 shillings). All were produced with a mill and screw press.

Nice coin. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 112 (https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-112)

Lot 196: 1797 Middlesex Copper Penny

1797 Middlesex Copper Penny

Middlesex 174 (RR). Miscellaneous Series. Copper penny. 24.3 gm. 35 mm. By Denton. 1797. A swan, in high relief, swimming left / Three swords in a shield, laurel and oak sprigs beside; 1797 above; PAYABLE IN MIDDLESEX around. Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY. Good Extremely Fine+; attractive brown tone; some light die flaws (as usual with this piece); a centerpiece for a token collection.

The Mike Sussman Collection of British Trade Tokens

Ex McKivor who notes on envelope: "AU. No rub but some weakness in strikeā€¦"

Great piece - a classic rarity for the Conder token series. Love the swan. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 196 ( https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-196)

Lot 318: Vermont Landscape Copper

Vermont Landscape Copper

UNITED STATES. Post-Colonial. Vermont. Copper. 9.64 gm. 26.5 mm. 149 grains. 1785. "Landscape" variety; VERMONTS RES PUBLICA 1785 / Double rays and stars around a central eye; STELLA, QUARTA. DECIMA. Carlotto RR-2. Bressett 1-A. Very Fine; early strike before die break; pleasant surfaces; minor flan flaws and a slight clip; overall an attractive example.

Purchased from C. Victor-McCawley (tag included).

I've always enjoyed the Vermont landscapes, but never owned one. Decent piece. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Printed Auction 39 Lot 318 (https://davcoin.com/lot/printed-auction-39-lot-318)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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