nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 144
C. Scribonius, 154 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.94 g 9), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. C.SCR / ROMA The Diocouri on horseback galloping to right. Babelon (Scribonia) 1. Crawford 201/1. RBW 864. Sydenham 380. A bright, attractive, well-centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 145
Safra, 150 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.10 g 7), Rome. Head of Roma to right in winged helmet; behind, X. Rev. SAFRA / ROMA Victory driving biga galloping to right, holding reins in her right hand and whip in her left. Babelon (Afrania) 1. Crawford 206/1. Sydenham 388. A splendid, bright, sharply struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 146
Pinarius Natta, 149 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.84 g 6), Rome. Head of Roma to right in winged helmet; behind, X. Rev. NATTA / ROMA Victory driving biga galloping to right, holding reins in her right hand and whip in her left. Babelon (Pinaria) 1. Crawford 208/1. Sydenham 390. Bright, sharply struck and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 147
C. Aburius Geminus, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.93 g 1), Rome. GEM Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. C ABVRI / ROMA Mars driving galloping quadriga to right, holding trophy with his right hand and his shield, reins, and a spear in his left. Babelon (Aburia) 1. Crawford 244/1. Sydenham 490. A splendid, lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 148
M. Marcius Mn.f, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.91 g 2), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; behind, modius; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. M - MAR - C / RO - MA Victory driving biga galloping to right, holding the reins in her left hand and a whip in her right; below, two grain ears. Babelon (Marcia) 8. Crawford 245/1. Sydenham 500. A brilliant, lustrous piece. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 149
P. Maenius Antiacus M.f, 132 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, XVI monogram. Rev. P.MAE ANT / ROMA Victory in quadriga galloping to right, holding reins and palm-branch in her left hand and wreath in her right. Babelon (Maenia) 7. Crawford 249/1. Sydenham 492. Bright and very attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 150
M. Aburius M.f. Geminus, 132 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.08 g 6), Rome. GEM Helmeted head of Roma to right; below right, XVI monogram. Rev. M.ABVRI / ROMA Sol driving galloping quadriga to right. Babelon (Aburia) 6. Crawford 250/1. Sydenham 487. A splendid, superb piece, very well struck and well centered. Some very minor flan faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 151
The Social War. Coinage of the Marsic Confederation, 90-88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.08 g, 4 h), mint moving in Campania, 88. Helmeted and draped bust of Minerva to right, wearing aegis; to left, Victory standing right, crowning Minerva. Rev. ΙΙΙΛ Two warriors walking toward each other and clasping their right hands; the one on the left carries a long standard and the one on the right is disembarking from a galley, the forepart of which is on the right. Burnett 14. Campana 181a (this coin). HN III 416. RBW 1221. Sydenham 632a. Very rare and well struck on a broad flan. Nicely toned. About extremely fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 152
L. Marcius Censorinus, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 3.85 g 6), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. L CENSOR Marsyas, bald-headed, walking left, with his right arm raised and with a wine-skin held over his left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue of Victory. Babelon (Marcia) 24. Crawford 363/1d. Sydenham 737. A lovely piece, well centered, sharply struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 153
C. Annius T.f. T.n, 82-81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.97 g 9), Spain. C.ANNI.T.F.T.N.PRO.COA.EX.S.C Diademed and draped female bust to right, with caduceus to left and scales to right. Rev. L.FABI.L.F.HISP / Q Victory in quadriga to right. Babelon (Annia) 2, (Fabia) 17. Crawford 366/1c. Sydenham 748b. An attractive, toned piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 154
C. Considius Nonianus, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.02 g 6), Rome. C.CONSIDI.NONIANI / S.C Laureate, diademed and draped bust of Venus to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. Temple on rocky mountain surrounded by a wall with an open gate at its center; above gate, ERVC. Babelon (Considia) 1. Crawford 424/1. Sydenham 887. Nicely toned and well struck on a large flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 155
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.93 g 5), Rome. Bearded male head to right, his hair straggling out behind him; cloak around neck and Gallic shield behind. Rev. L.HOSTILIVS / SASERN Nude Gallic warrior, holding shield with his left hand and hurling spear with his right, standing left in a galloping biga being driven to right by a seated charioteer holding a whip. Babelon (Hostilia) 2. Crawford 448/2a. Sydenham 952. An interesting and historical coin, very well centered, nicely toned and struck on a very broad flan. Two minor banker’s marks on neck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 87
Lot 156
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.49 g 12), Sicily. MAG.PIVS.-IMP.ITER. Diademed and bearded head of Neptune to right, trident over his left shoulder. Rev. [PRAEF.CLAS ET] O RAE MARIT EX S C (partially ligate) Naval trophy set on an anchor and supported by a trident; at base, heads of Scylla and Charybdis. Crawford 511/2b. CRI 333. RBW 1784. Sydenham 1347. Rare. Nicely struck and beautifully toned. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
Lot 157
Julius Caesar, 46 BC. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 8.10 g 4), with Aulus Hirtius, as praefectus urbi, Rome. C.CAESAR COS TER Veiled female head to right (Pietas?). Rev. A.HIRTIVS.PR Lituus, jug and axe. Babelon (Hirtia) 1, (Julia) 22. BMCRR 4050. Calicó 37a. Crawford 466/1. CRI 56. RBW 1636. Sydenham 1018. A very attractive, clear example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 158
Julius Caesar, late February 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.77 g 2), struck under the magistrate M. Mettius. CAESAR IMP Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind head, lituus and simpulum. Rev. M METTIVS Venus standing left, holding Victory advancing left on her outstretched right hand, scepter in her left and resting her left elbow on a shield on a globe at her side; in field to left, G. Alföldi Type III, (Obv. 2 / Rev. 4, this coin). Babelon (Julia) 33, (Mettia) 5. Cohen 35. CRI 101. Crawford 480/17. Sydenham 1055. A superb, toned piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
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