nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 79
Caesarea, Cappadocia. Tiberius, 14-37. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.75 g 11), c. 17-32. ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. ΘΕΟΥ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ Mount Argaeus surmounted by nude male statue, holding globe and scepter. BMC 11. RPC 3620. Nicely toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 81
Antioch, Syria. Claudius, 41-54. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 14.89 g 11), with Nero Caesar, 50-54. ΤΙΒ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟΥ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. ΝΕΡωΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ[ΟC ΓΕΡΜ]ΑΝΙΚΟΥ Bare-headed and draped bust of the young Nero to left. Prieur 68. RPC 4169. Very rare. Toned and with interesting portraits. Some minor marks and with the reverse off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 90
Philippopolis, Thrace. Domitian, 81-96. Diassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 4.71 g 7), 88-89. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Mars, helmeted and wearing armor, standing left, resting his right hand on his shield and holding long spear with his left. RPC 353. Varbanov 618. A particularly nice example, struck in high relief and with a splendid dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 93
Caesarea, Cappadocia. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 3.42 g 7), 98-99. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ ΕΞ - ΥΠΑΤ Β Clasped right hands before standard set on prow. Metcalf 61. Sydenham 72. A splendid, lustrous example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 97
Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 33mm, 25.72 g 6). AYT KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBA Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. BЄIΘYNIAC / KOINON Octastyle temple on a podium and two steps; within the central intercolumniation, pellet; above, in the pediment, male figure (the emperor?) sacrificing over low altar to left, and with a pellet in the pedimental angles to left and right; on the roof, three acroteria: to left, Athena in a chariot to right; to right, Nike in a chariot to right; above, at the center, uncertain figure in a facing chariot. BMC 12 var. (different bust type and reverse legend differently arranged). SNG Copenhagen 324 var. SNG von Aulock 284 var. An impressive piece with a dark patina. Minor scratch on Hadrian’s neck and slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 98
Caesaraea, Cappadocia. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.18 g 7), 121-122. AΔRIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. YΠATOC Γ ΠATHP ΠATP Mount Argaeus; above, three stars. Sydenham, Caesarea 271var. (different bust type). A very well centered and elegant coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 101
Philippopolis, Thrace. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 19mm, 4.36 g 1). ΑΥΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Tyche standing left, holding phiale in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Varbanov 776-777. Boldly struck and with a dark patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 110
Caesarea, Cappadocia. Caracalla, 198-217. Tridrachm (Silver, 24mm, 8.94 g 12), dated year 18 of Septimius Severus = 210. ΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate head of Caracalla to right, with light beard and mustache. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙΑC ΝΕΩΚΟ / ΕΤ ΙΗ Radiate and draped from the waist male figure (Apollo?) seated left on Mt. Argaeus, holding laurel branch in his right hand and resting his left on a round vessel atop Mt. Argaeus. Sydenham (Suppl.) 476e. An attractive piece with an elegant portrait of Caracalla. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 112
Philippopolis, Thrace. Caracalla, 198-2. Hexassarion or Medallion (Bronze, 36 mm, 22.59 g, 12 h), 214. ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ CΕV ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘΡΑΚΩΝ ΑΛΕΖΑΝ EΝ / ΦΙΛΙΠ / ΠΟ Richly ornamented agonistic table; on top, prize crown inscribed ΠVΘΙΑ; below, palm and amphora. Varbanov 1420. Rare. A very well struck coin with a powerful portrait of Caracalla and a splendid dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 115
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Okatassarion or ‘Quinarius’ (Bronze, with contempoary silver plating, 40mm, 38.77 g 12). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed three-quarter length bust of Elagabalus to left. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΝΕΩ / ΚΟΡΟΥ Youthful Herakles standing left, nude but for lionskin draped around his left forearm, resting his right hand on the handle of a club set on the ground and holding an apple in his left. SNG Copenhagen 784 (same dies). An extraordinary piece, especially with remains of its original silver plating. Some marks from cleaning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 116
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Triassarion (Bronze, 23mm, 9.01 g 1). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureat, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟ / ΡΟΝ Prize crown inscribed ΠΥΘΙΑ. Varbanov 1798. A splendid, sharp and attractive piece with a dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 117
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 20mm, 3.91 g 12). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟ / ΡΩ - Ν Tyche standing left, wearing polos and holding a phiale in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left. An attractive little coin with a deep green patina. Some surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 118
Caesarea, Cappadocia. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 35mm, 28.05 g 12), year 5 = 222. ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙ / ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ / ΕΤ Ε Apollo seated left on pile of boulders, holding branch in his right hand and resting his left on a globe; to left and right, elaborate ornamental column; above, Mt. Argaeus. Lindgren A1720A var. (same reverse die but with a radiate bust of Elagabalus on the obverse). SNG Hunterian 2268 var. (same reverse die but with busts of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander Caesar on the obverse). Very rare; an intriguing coin with an idealized portrait of Elagabalus and a golden brown patina with green highlights. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 123
Odessos, Moesia Inferior. Gordian III, 238-244. Hexassarion (Bronze, 35mm, 28.01 g 7). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ Radiate, draped and cuirassed three-quarter bust of Gordian to left, holding globe in his left hand and raising his right hand in greeting. Rev. ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ On the left, Hygeia standing right, holding phiale in her left hand from which she feeds snake held in her right; to right, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff in his right hand. AMNG 2315. Varbanov 4434. An impressive, very well struck and very well centered ‘medallic’ coin with a lovely, glossy dark green patina. Traces of very careful cleaning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 124
Caesarea, Cappadocia. Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 241-244. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.35 g, 2 h), year 4 = 241 (regnal year of Gordian III). CΑΒΙΝΙΑ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛΙΝΑ ΑV Draped bust of Tranquillina to right, her hair held in a braid at the back of her head. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙCΑ Β ΝΕ / ΕΤ Δ Mt. Argaeus. Bland 70/1. Rare. An attractive, clear and well centered piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 132
Philippopolis, Thrace. Marcus Aurelius Caesar, 139-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 25mm, 10.46 g 1), later 150s. Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙΟC ΟVΗΡΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right, with neat beard. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Apollo, nude, standing left, holding a phiale in his right hand and his bow in his left. Varbanov 805. With an elegant portrait. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 125 CHF
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