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Why purchase this bronze Ionian coin from the private collection of Prince Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha for your collection?
An astounding collection of ancient coinage primarily of Roman and Greek issue was recently dispersed by public auction. These coins were once part of the personal hoard of a Prince more than a century ago. Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha began his long and distinguished career in public service to the Ottoman Empire in 1874 when he was appointed ambassador to Rome. In 1878, he led the delegation for the Ottomans in the Congress of Berlin, participating in the negotiations for the Treaty of Berlin. It was during his time in Berlin that Pasha met French diplomat and numismatist William-Henri Waddington, who sparked his interest in numismatic study and collection. When Pasha was appointed Prince of the Greek island of Samos (1885-1894), he acquired much of his impressive collection. This AE13, bronze, 13mm diameter coin, struck 1st Century A.D. on the Ionian Island of Samos is an example from the Prince's hoard.
Coinage of Samos
As a province of the Roman Empire, imagery of Samian coinage struck in the 1st Century A.D. traditionally honors the ruling emperor with his portrait on the obverse, with the illustration of a god, goddess, or sacred animal on the reverse.
Choice Very Fine Ancient Bronze Coin
Graded Choice Very Fine (Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35), this ancient coin will feature nearly complete design details with obvious wear on the coin's highest surfaces. This AE13 struck on the ancient Ionian Island of Samos 1st Century A.D. was graded by the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). It is accompanied by a certification label declaring the coin's inclusion in Prince Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha's outstanding collection and housed in a story vault holder.
This coin of ancient Samos from a royal hoard will be a sensational addition to your coin collection!
|Year of Issue:||1st Century AD|
|Variety:||Alexander Pasha Collection|