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Cederlind Offers Ancient North Africa

Great North Africa Ancient Selection From Cederlind

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Amongst many other rare and exceptional offerings in the upcoming Tom CederlindBuy or Bid same No. 148, I noticed a nice array of North African and related coinage. 

From the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cederlind is offering a nice selection of eight pieces, including two very large bronze coinsfeaturing the Diademed Head of Zeus-Ammonand a bold eagle facing left. These two coins are 47mm and 45mm with bold detail and VF grades, with estimates of $950 for each.

A nice run of Hannibal animal types from the Barcids in Spainis augmented nicely by an exceptionaly rare silver shekel-Didrachmwith portrait of Hasdrubal, Hannibal's younger brother. Those interested in the coinage of Carthago Novawill find this coin most interesting, along with the final lot in this grouping, which features a transitional portrait silver shekel struck after the sacking of the city by Scipio Africanus. In order to get new coins into circulation quickly, old dies with Hannibal's portarait were reworked to resemble Scipio and this coin is typical of the result. The Hasdrubal coin is graded VF+ and estimated at $15,000, while the Scipio coin grades nearly EF with an estimate at $6000.

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But if your interest lies with North African coins and your budget is more modest, you might consider a sharp little coinlisted under the Dark Agesin Cederlind's catalog. This bronze Nummus of the Vandals in North Africachecks in at 10mm and grades EF with a circa time period of A.D. 500. With fantastic eye appeal and an estimate of only $750, this little gem would be a fine addition to any North African collection.

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