nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.89 g 2), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax with wolf’s head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. An attractive, clear and well centered piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.91 g 6), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, late 48-47 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. A splendid, beautifully toned and very well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Julius Caesar, As (?) (Brass, 23mm, 7.60 g 12), Nikaia, struck in the name of the governor of Bithynia et Pontus, the proconsul C. Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, year 236 = 47/6 BC. ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ Bare head of Caesar to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟΥ / ΟΥΙΒΙΟΥ / ΠΑΝΣΑ // ϚΛΣ Nike advancing to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left; to right and below left, monogram. BMC 8. RPC 2026. Rare. With an attractive, idealized portrait of Caesar and a dark green/black patina. Some marks of cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.90 g 9), struck by the magistrate M. Mettius, late March 44 BC. CAESAR IMPER Laureate head of Caesar to right. Rev. M METTIVS Venus standing left, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter in her left, leaning her left elbow on a shield resting on globe; before, A. Alföldi XVI A4/R6. Babelon (Julia) 33, (Mettia) 5. Crawford 480/17. CRI 101. RBW 1686. Sydenham 1055. Rare, and with a powerful portrait of Caesar, produced within a week of his murder. Slightly ragged flan as struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Q. Junius M. Caepio Brutus, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 4.18 g 8), mint moving with Brutus in Greece. LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Plectrum, lyre and laurel branch tied with fillet. Babelon (Junia) 34. Crawford 501/1. Sydenham 1287. A splendid, attractively toned piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Octavian, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.99 g 4), military mint traveling with Octavian in Italy, 42 BC. CAESAR.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bearded head of Octavian to right. Rev. CAESAR.DIC.PER Curule chair with wreath on top and with legs decorated with barely visible eagles. Crawford 497/2d. CRI 137. Sydenham 1322. An attractive toned example with a notable pedigree. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF