nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
CALABRIA, Tarentum. c. 281-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.84 g 5), magistrates Nikodamos, Eu... and Xor.... Nude youth riding horse galloping to right; behind head, ΕΥ; below horse, ΝΙΚΟΔΑΜΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a kantharos in his right hand and a distaff with his left; below, IΟΡ and feeding gazelle. HN III, 970 var. SNG ANS 1079. SNG France 1886. Vlasto 704. A rare variety, nicely toned and with a bold horseman. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. As (Bronze, 26mm, 13.09 g 9), with Agrippa, Nemausus, 10-14. IMP / P-P / DIVI F above, to left and right and below heads of Agrippa to left and Augustus to right back to back, that of Agrippa wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, that of Augustus oak-wreathed. Rev. COL NEM to left and right of palm-shoot, its tip to right, behind chained crocodile; above palm-tip, wreath with long ties. RIC 160. RPC 525. Well struck and with a lovely dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1550 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 10.64 g 7), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. S - C Minerva, helmeted, advancing right, holding a shield with her left hand and brandishing a javelin with her right. BMC 206. BN 233. Cohen 84. RIC 116. A very attractive example with a fine green patina and some uncleaned deposits as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 97
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.33 g 8), with his mother Agrippina Junior, Rome, October-December 54. AGRIPP AVG DIVI CLAVD NERONIS CAES MATER Confronted busts of Nero to right, bare headed, and Agrippina II to left, draped and with her hair in a long plait. Rev. NERONI CLAVD DIVI F CAES AVG GERM IMP TR P around an oak wreath enclosing EX S C. BMC 3. BN 8. RIC 2. WCN 36. Rare. Toned and superb portraits in high relief. Some slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.21 g 4), Rome, 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right, with slight beard. Rev. SALVS Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand. BMC 87. Calicó 443a. RIC 59. An attractive, lustrous and well-centered piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: Withdrawn
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.54 g 6), Ephesus, 70. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PACI ORB TERR AVG Turreted and draped female bust to right, her hair bound with pearls; below bust, Φ. BN 338. Cohen 289. RIC 1413. RPC 821. A very attractive and well struck example. Minor spot of corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Titus, 79-81. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 29.78 g 7), Rome, 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. S - C Spes advancing to left, lifting up the hem of her robes with her left hand and holding a flower in her right. BMC 183-185. BN 174-175. Cohen 222. RIC 170. A superb coin with a fine portrait and an exceptionally attractive, deep greenish red patina. A sharp example, well struck on a broad flan an, unusually well preserved. Fields slightly cleaned, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Titus, 79-81. As (Copper, 27mm, 10.24 g 7), Rome, 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. S - C Spes walking left, holding flower in her upraised right hand and raising the hem of her robes with her left. BMC 214. BN 221. Cohen 220. RIC 238. A most attractive piece with a lovely color and a noble portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.14 g 6), struck under her father Titus, 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F. Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair in a plait down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVGVST Venus standing right, half draped, nude to the hips and leaning on a column to her right, holding a helmet in her left hand and a long transverse scepter in her right. BMC 141. BN 106. Cohen 14. RIC 388. Sharply struck and attractive. A few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3100 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.56 g 6), Rome, 82-83. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IVPPITER CONSERVATOR Eagle, with his head turned to left and his wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt. BMC 52. BN 53. Cohen 320. RIC 144. Sharply struck and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Nerva, AD 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.51 g 6), Rome, September-December 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT II Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COS III PATER PATRIAE Simpulum, sprinkler, ewer and lituus. BMC 56. BN 41. Cohen 51. RIC 34. A bold, attractive and lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 27.78 g 6), Rome, after 18 September 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S - C Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and scepter in her left. Banti 34. BMC 135. BN 120. Cohen 118. RIC 100. A lovely piece with a fine portrait and a splendid glossy dark green patina of unusually fine quality and attractiveness. Some very minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 12.09 g 6), Rome, 104. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Radiate bust of Trajan to right with aegis on his left shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C Trophy of arms with three Dacian shields at its base. BMC 908. BN 229. Cohen 573. RIC 586. A magnificent, sharply struck example with a powerful portrait, an excellent reverse and an attractive dark, brown-gold patina. Minor die flaw on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 109
Trajan, 98-117. As (Orichalcum, 22mm, 8.35 g 6), Rome, February 116 - early August 117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P around S C within laurel wreath. BN 953ff. Cohen 122. RIC 644. An attractive and well struck example with a fine olive-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.53 g 6), Rome, 137. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. SALVS AVG Salus standing right, holding fruit in her right hand and patera in her left, feeding snake rising from an altar to right. BMC 715. Cohen 1335. RIC 267. A sharply struck, bright coin with a fine portrait. Slightly tight flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Aelius, as Caesar, 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.88 g 6), Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on cornucopiae set on the ground. BMC 981 (Hadrian). Cohen 1. RIC 436 (Hadrian). An attractive piece with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 118
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 27.03 g 11), Rome, c. 146. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII / S C Pius standing in quadriga moving slowly to left, he stretches out his right hand and holds the reins and an eagle-tipped scepter in his left. BMC 1670. Cohen 320. RIC 767a. With a superb portrait and an attractive, dark olive green-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. As (Copper, 25mm, 10.31 g 12), Rome, 147. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina to right, her hair piled on top of her head and bound with pearls. Rev. AVGVSTA / S - C Ceres, veiled, standing facing with her head turned to left, and holding a torch in each hand. BMC 1576. Cohen 91. RIC 1120. A beautiful, sharply struck example of good style, with a lovely olive-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.29 g 12), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, 145-147. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS II Honos standing left, holding a branch in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left. Cohen 110. RIC 429a. A beautiful piece with a splendid portrait of the young prince, lightly and attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 970 CHF
Estimate: 625 CHF
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.60 g 6), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. MINER VICT Minerva standing left, helmeted, wearing aegis and holding Victory in her right hand and long spear in her left. BMC p. 73§ = Cohen 53 = RIC 59 var. As Gorny & Mosch 142, 2684. With this obverse legend (lacking COS II), very rare. Very well struck and with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Sestertius (Bronze, 29mm, 24.13 g 12), Rome, 194. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right with light drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. FELICITAS COS II / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her outstretched right hand and long scepter in her left. Banti 7 var. (differing legend division). BMC 530. Cohen 16 var. (differing bust type). RIC 52b. M. Bendenoun, Les Monnaies de l’Antiquité - Portrait de la collection JDL (Geneva, 2008), 74 (this coin). Rare. A splendid example with a fine portrait and a lovely tan patina. Some insignificant striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.57 g 12), Laodicea, 198-202. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG FEL Victory advancing left, holding a wreath in both hands above a shield set on low base to left. BMC 678. Cohen 719. RIC 516. A beautifully struck, fresh example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.17 g 6), Rome, 211-217. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia seated left on throne, head facing, holding a scepter. BMC 72-73. Cohen 170. RIC 575. Well centered and sharply struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.22 g 6), Rome, 200. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P III Sol standing facing, head turned to left, holding a globe in his right hand and a spear in his left. BMC 179. Cohen 413. RIC 30. An attractive coin with an elegant portrait of the youthful prince. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.18 g 1), Rome, 211. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XIIII COS III P P Pax running to left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 4. Cohen 190. RIC 184. Sharp and bright. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Geta, Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.33 g 6), Laodicea ad Mare, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. VICT AETERN Victory advancing to left holding long fillet in both hands, to left, shield on base. BMC 723. Cohen 206. RIC 101. A lustrous, toned and well struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.31 g 12), Rome, 220-222. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. LIBERTAS AVG Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and rod in her left; to left, star. BMC 222. Cohen 92. RIC 107. Sharp and bright. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 140 CHF
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.05 g 7), Rome, 222. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right, wearing stephane. Rev. IVNO CONSERVATRIX Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter in her left; at her feet to left, peacock with folded wings standing left, head turned back to look at Juno. BMC 43. Cohen 35. RIC 343. A splendid piece with a fine, youthful portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.41 g 8), Rome, second emission, 236. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Diva Paulina, raising right hand and holding scepter in her left, reclining on peacock flying to right. BMC 127 (Maximinus). Cohen 2. RIC 2. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. Very slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Balbinus, 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.13 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PIETAS MVTVA AVGG Two clasped right hands. BMC 74. Cohen 17. RIC 12. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Gordian III, as Caesar, 238. Sestertius (Bronze, 29mm, 23.40 g 2), Rome, April-July 238. M ANT GORDIANVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Gordian Caesar to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG / S C Augur's wand, sacrificial knife, patera, sacrificial jug, simpulum and sprinkler. Banti 59. BMC 64. Cohen 183. RIC 3. A well struck and well centered example with a very elegant portrait and an attractive brown and green patina. Some very minor flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Heavy Antoninianus (Silver, 24mm, 8.33 g 6), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. GENIVS EXERCITVS ILLVRICIANI Genius standing left holding patera in his right hand and cornucopiae with his left; to right, legionary standard. Cohen 49 and RIC 16c (both referring to normal weight issues). Very rare. Well centered but lightly struck. Rough surfaces and some peck marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 525 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 19mm, 3.93 g 1), Rome, 262. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. PROVID AVG Providentia standing left, holding globe in her right hand and scepter with her left. MIR 36, 462. RIC 270. A pleasant piece, fully silvered and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 22mm, 4.28 g 1), Serdica, April - November 274. IMP C L DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. SOLI INVICTO / XXI • T • Sol walking left, raising his right hand and holding a whip in his left; at his feet, to left and right, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. RIC 311 var. (no shield). RIC temp 2721 (only this coin illustrated as the only known example). Extremely rare. A splendid piece with a powerful portrait and intact silvering. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 20mm, 4.46 g 6), Ticinum, 278. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG / QXXT Virtus standing left, holding Victory in his right hand and spear and shield with his left. RIC 435 var. Sharp and fully silvered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 4.49 g 6), Siscia, 282. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES Laureate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm branch (?, a trophy?) in her left. Calicó 4372 (same dies). Cohen 139. RIC 190. An excellent, sharply struck piece. Some minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 29000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 20mm, 3.56 g 12), Serdica, c. 305-306. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM /.SM.SDE. Camp gate with open door and three turrets. Gautier 26 var. RIC 11b. Sharp and attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Constantius I, 305-306. Argenteus (Silver, 20mm, 3.30 g 1), Serdica, c. 305-306. CONSTANTIVS AVG Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / SM.SDΔ. Camp gate with open door and three turrets. Gautier 25. RIC 11a. Rare. A splendid example of typically Serdican style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Constans, 337-350. Multiple of 1 1/2 Solidi (Gold, 25mm, 6.73 g 6), struck as a donative on his coming to the throne at the death of his father, Aquileia, 337. FL IVL CONSTANS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right, wearing laurel and rosette diadem. Rev. VIRTVS CONSTANTIS AVG / *SMAQ Constans, in military dress, standing left, holding labarum inscribed with ΧΡ monogram in his right hand and reversed spear in his left; to right, at his feet, bound captive to right. Bastien Donativa 82a and note 3. Cohen 188. Gnechhi I pl. 13, 11. Mazzini 188 = ESR Collection 427. Paolucci/Zub p. 113, 365. RIC VIII, p. 315, 3. A. Zeno Collection 2282. Of the greatest rarity, with less than half a dozen known examples. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Gratian, 367-383. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.46 g 12), Trier, 374. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Diademed and draped bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / TROBT Two crowned emperors seated facing on double throne, holding globe between them; above, Victory facing; below, palm branch. Depeyrot 43/3. RIC 17g5. Clear and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Eugenius, 392-394. Siliqua (Silver, 17mm, 1.55 g 6), Trier. D N EVGENIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Eugenius to right, with trimmed beard. Rev. VIRTVS ROMANORVM / TRPS Roma seated to left, holding Victory on globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left. RIC 106d. Lightly toned and nicely centered with a clear portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.46 g 12), Constantinople, eighth officina, 388-392. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGGGH / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on low throne with lion heads, her head turned to the right, holding globe in her right hand and long scepter in her left. Depeyrot 46/3. RIC 67c.3. A pleasant piece. Minor metal fault on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 139
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.37 g 6), Thessalonica, 402-403. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder, with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left, and with a Christogram on his cuirass. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGGG / COMOB Constantinopolis enthroned facing, her head turned right, placing her right foot on a prow and holding a scepter and Victory on globe. Depeyrot 45/3. LRC 298. RIC 41. A clear and lustrous example. Minor nick on Theodosius’ forehead, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Theodosius II, 402-450. Tremissis (Gold, 13mm, 1.52 g 6), Constantinople, c. 441-450. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II to right. Rev. Trophy between two stars; in exergue, CONOB. Depeyrot 71/1. MIRB 48. RIC 333. Rare. A splendid, well struck example of unusually fine quality. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Aelia Pulcheria, Augusta, 414-453. Tremissis (Gold, 14mm, 1.42 g 6), Constantinople, c. 430-440. AEL PVLCHERIA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Pulcheria to right. Rev. Latin cross within a wreath with ties at the bottom and a rosette at the top; below, CONOB*. Depeyrot 72/4. DOC 448. MIRB 49. RIC 521. Rare. Clear and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Marcian, 450-457. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.51 g 5), Constantinople, third officina. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust of Marcian, head turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGGΓ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross in her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 87/1. MIRB 5b. RIC 510. A bright, lustrous coin, perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 g 5), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, holding a spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG E / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; to right, star. RIC 605. A splendid bright example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Leo I, 457-474. Tremissis (Gold, 14mm, 1.50 g 6), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory facing, her head to left, holding globus cruciger in her left hand and wreath in her right; to right, star. RIC 611. A splendid, lustrous piece. Nearly as struck.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Basiliscus, 475-476. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople, early-mid 475. D N bASILISCUS P P AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Basiliscus facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield ornamented with rider over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 101/1. MIRB 1b. RIC 1003. Vagi 3825. Rare. Lustrous and attractive. A very few light marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Basiliscus, 475-476. Tremissis (Gold, 14mm, 1.49 g 6), Constantinople, early-mid 475. D N bASILISCUS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSOTRUM / CONOB Victory facing, her head to left, holding globus cruciger in her left hand and wreath in her right; to right, star. MIRB 5. RIC 1009. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Basiliscus & Marcus, 475-476. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.52 g 6), Constantinople, mid 475-476. D N bASILISCI ET MARC P AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Basiliscus facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield ornamented with rider over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Z / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 105/2. MIRB 8. RIC 1025. Very rare. Attractive and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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