Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Broucheion's Achievements


Mentor (12/14)

  • One Year In
  • Conversation Starter
  • One Month Later
  • Very Popular
  • Collaborator

Recent Badges



  1. Hi @robinjojo, From today's eBay. Slabbing would be more than the button's worth. - Broucheion
  2. Hi All, After hearing the talk, I tried to add my overstikes, some of which were posted to CT a while back. See https://www.cointalk.com/threads/follow-the-coin-theme-game-ancient-edition-post-‘em-if-you-got-‘em.300099/page-291#post-4606075 as just one example from my collection. That one is noted in CPE volume 1. That's when I too noticed there is no way to contact the database owners to add to the body of knowledge. - Broucheion
  3. Hi All, Link: Thunderbolt. PTOLEMY V EPIPHANES (205/204-180 BCE) CYPRUS, PAPHOS, probably after c 198 BCE AE Chalkous Size: 10x11 mm Weight: 0.95 g Die Axis: 12:30 Broucheion Collection P-2014-09-21.001 Obv: Thunderbolt with wings. No centration depression. Dotted border. Rev: Εagle on thunderbolt facing left, wings closed, no cornucopia on shoulder; inscription ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. No centration depression. Refs: Lorber CPE-B606 temp; Svoronos-1246, pl xl, 28 [2 listed]; BMC UNLISTED in Vol 6. Notes: Attribution of this variety to Ptolemy V is based on the thunderbolt, a type employed on the reverse of tetradrachms announcing his assumption of the epithet Epiphanes in 199/198 BCE. - Broucheion
  4. Hi All, Obv: Ptolemy I head facing right, wearing diadem. Plain border. Rev: Εagle on thunderbolt facing left, wings spread. In left field: four-letter legend YHDH in Aramaic script. Plain border. Refs: Gitler & Lorber, Group 7, #16 [129 listed]; TJC 32. From Lorber CPE-I: "Ths issue of silver fractions of Judah reflect the introduction of Ptolemy's portrait to the silver coinage Alexandria. H Gitler & C Lorber (2006) proposed a relative chronology based on die axes, relying on the hypothesis that the Jerusalem mint progressed gradually from loose dies to fixed dies. According to their classification, CPE 254, with the legend YHDH, represents the latest coinage because its die axes are overwhelmingly vertical. A die study by J-P Fontanille found obverse links between Ptolemy/eagle quarter obols with the legend forms YHD and YHDH which suggests that the latter may have appeared earlier than assumed by Gitler & Lorber. Alternatively, CPE 252 may have been revived for a time under Ptolemy II." Next: A coin of Jerusalem - Broucheion
  5. Hi All, The Table of Contents is on Academia.edu at https://www.academia.edu/2503261/M_10_G_Depeyrot_Le_numéraire_mérovingien_lâge_de_lor_I_Introduction_1998_200_p_ISBN_90_74623_15_8 - Broucheion
  6. Hi @Julius Germanicus, Viator cave. - Broucheion
  7. Hi All, Just to close the circle, I found that the tetradrachm was pictured with an eBay watermark and described as "The item "PTOLEMY IV & Arsinoe 219BC Ascalon Silver Greek Tetradrachm NGC ChXF Fine Style" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "victoram" and is located in Forest Hills, New York." [NB: victorram is Sergey Nechayev Ancient Coins.] https://tetradrachmancientsilver.com/en/ptolemy_iv_arsinoe_219bc_ascalon_silver_greek_tetradrachm_ngc_chxf_fine_style.html#PTOLEMY%20IV%20&%20Arsinoe%20219BC%20Ascalon%20Silver%20Greek%20Tetradrachm%20NGC%20ChXF%20Fine%20Style The coin was also featured on Nechayev's vCoins site (I assume at the same time as eBay), but that seller is no longer active there so his store was removed. The Internet Archive didn't capture that page so only my PDF capture is proof it was also displayed there. My next task is to find the sale that got the coin to Moussaieff. The History I have after Mossaieff's death is: ∎ The New York Sale Auction 45 (8 Jan 2019 at NYINC) ∎ Gorny & Mosch Auction 261, Lot 437 (4 Mar 2019) ∎ eBay (victorram) & vCoins (Sergey Nechayev Ancient Coins) - 21 Mar 2019 ∎ Nomos Auction 21, Lot 267 (21 Nov 2020) - Broucheion
  8. Hi All, Seen on X (nee Twitter). - Broucheion
  9. Hi @Curtis JJ, I have a coin from the Moussaief collection but I have not confirmed it yet. Which coin catalog(s) should I be looking at? The coin was bought from Nomos and posted at CT ( here ) in 2020. The history before that gives the Mousaief background (https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=cpe+941&category=1-2&lot=&date_from=&date_to=&thesaurus=1&images=1&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&currency=usd&order=0) . [Edit to add that it was also Ex New York Sale 48 (12-14 Jan 2020), Lot #160 (unsold)]
  10. Hi All, Mine was posted on the other list a few years back. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/enough.368271/#post-4943175 - Broucheion
  11. Hi All, Link: Cleopatra Thea & Grypus CLEOPATRA THEA & ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS (COREGENCY: 125-121 BCE) UNCERTAIN MINT 115: PROB NORTHERN SYRIA: DAMASCUS? 122-121 BCE (?) Æ Denomination B Size: 21 mm Weight: 9.28 g Die Axis: 12:30 Broucheion Collection S-2008-01-12.001 Obv: Jugate busts facing right: Cleopatra Thea, vieled, diademmed and weearing stephane, with Antiochus VIII, diademmed. No legend. Dotted border. Rev: Nike standing, facing left holding wreath. Legend in four lines: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΘΕΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ. In lower left field: palm branch. Plain border. Refs: a) SNG Israel-2467-2469; b) Babelon 1365; BMC 01 8; c) Babelon 1364; d) Babalon 1362-1363; Houghton 586 var (monogram); HGC 9, 1190;CSE Coll A Houghton pt II-0715 var (monogram). An example of this type is known to have been overstruck by Tigranes II, whose overstrikes are mostly over issues of Damascus. Usual commercial sources are: Lebanon & Jerusalem. Provenance: Ex-Arthur Houghton Collection. Sold by him on eBay. Notes: From CSE Coll A Houghton pt II: "Cleopatra Thea initially seized power in her own name in 125, but later in the same year she raised her teenaged son Antiochus VIII to be her co-ruler after slaying Antiochus' elder brother Seleucus when he attempted to succeed Demetrius II as sole Seleucid monarch. With military support from Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, who had become disenchanted with his creature, Alexander II Zabinas, Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII crushed the pretender in 122. This victory expanded the authority from their base at Ptolemais (Ake) to include some parts of Phoenicia and Coele Syria, Syria Seleucis, and Cilicia. However, the relationship between mother and son was strained and ended in violence when Cleopatra was forced to drink poison. It is said that she had initially prepared the deadly cup for her son, but it is just as possible that Antiochus VIII killed her for reasons other than self-defence. He is known to have had a keen interest in poisons, which he occasionally expressed in poetry." - Broucheion
  12. Hi @DonnaML & @Curtis JJ, Yet another piece of the Dattari puzzle is discussed in the volume "Passionate Curiosities: Tales of Collectors & Collections from the Kelsey Museum" by Lauren E. Talalay & Margaret Cool Root (Kelsey Museum Publication 13 [2015]). It discusses the Kelsey's collections and is available here. Here is an extended quote with the only illustrated Dattari coin, but I could not find that coin in the 2007 Dattari-Savio catalog. The Dattari Collection Nearly twenty years after the accumulated Richards gifts were officially accepted by the University, Ann Arbor received another numismatic windfall. On July 20, 1909, Francis Kelsey had a cablegram from his friend Freer (chapter three), who was in Egypt at the time. The message asked if Kelsey would be willing to accept a gift of several thousand coins from a gentleman in Cairo. This gentleman was Giovanni Dattari, a well-known collector and numismatist who was a long-time resident of Cairo — first employed at the offices of the Thomas Cook & Son’s travel agency and later serving as a provisioner to the colonial British Army. Professor Kelsey was most enthusiastic about the potential offer. In due course, the University formally accepted Dattari’s collection. The gold, silver, and bronze coins date mainly from the founding of Alexandria, Egypt, in 332 BCE to the middle of the 4th century CE. That Dattari chose to donate this valuable corpus to the University of Michigan is noteworthy (fig. 7.25a–b). Unlike many of the other scenarios of acquisition in these early years, Dattari had no connection to the state of Michigan, to its University, or to Professor Kelsey personally. Correspondence between Freer and Dattari suggests that, although the latter felt compelled to sell a good deal of his antiquities for financial reasons, he had an overriding interest in donating the coins specifically to a university that would use them in teaching and research. Ten days after Freer sent the cable to Kelsey urging him to consider Dattari’s gift offer, Freer himself purchased 1,388 glass objects from the Italian collector for 2,500 pounds sterling. Could the extraordinarily wealthy (and civic-minded) Mr. Freer have paid this princely sum to Dattari for the glass artifacts in order to make more palatable Dattari’s donation of his coins to Michigan? - Broucheion [Edited after posting: P.S., it looks like there are 3099 Dattari coins (?!?) that are searchable but not illustrated via the link below] https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey?q1=Dattari, Giannino;rgn1=kelsey_lot;select1=phrase;size=50;sort=kelsey_dimhgt;type=boolean;view=reslist;start=2751
  13. Hi All, A short report of new coins found in Crete reported online at Greek Reporter https://greekreporter.com/2024/01/23/gold-coins-alexander-the-great-crete/ . Article photos below. - Broucheion
  14. Hi All, Here is one of the last few coins I got in 2023. It is what would be an otherwise unremarkable Alexandrian Byzantine issue of Heraclius and his two sons (obv) and I+B over the mint name AΛEZ (rev). However, what makes this one remarkable is the countermark on the reverse. It is a circular punch that shows a monogram set in a cross. I can make out the letters: ABIΛMOTPY. Some of these (the I and T and Λ) are components within other letters. I didn't find this exact monogram combination in Fiend's two books ("Byzantyne Monograms and Personal Names" and "Byzantinische Siegelkunde"; See https://independent.academia.edu/RobertFeind ), but it is similar to the ones for Amibilios, Jamblichos, or Amibilios on page 65 of the first book. Any thoughts on this coin or countermarked Alexandrians or any similar Alexandrian Byzantine issues you have to show are welcomed! HERACLIUS (5 Oct 610 - 11 Jan 641 CE) EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA Undated: ca 5 Oct 610 - 11 Jan 641 CE Æ 12 Nummi Size: 21 mm Weight: 8.36 g Axis: 04:00 Broucheion Collection B-2023-11-23.001 Obv: Heraclius (center), Herculius Constantine (right), and Heraclonus (left) all standing facing, each wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right hand. Heraclonas and Heraclius Constantine each wear crown with cross. Cross in fie!d above head of Heraclonas. Solid border. Rev: Large IB, with cross over M between. In exergue: AΛEZ. Countermark. Solid border. Refs: MIB III-206; BMC-297; Sear-861; DO-196; T-440. Note: Reverse countermark made up of ABIΛMOTPY set in a cross. - Broucheion
  15. Hi @Al Kowsky, Great coins but a slip of the 'pen' I think. That would be Ptolemy Philadelphos or Ptolemy VI, not Philip. - Broucheion
  • Create New...