obolos 11
8 December 2018
Webauction
Lot 199
ATTICA. Athens. Pseudo-autonomous issue, temp. Gallienus, 264-267. (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.52 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. AΘHNAIΩN Athena holding long spear, leading fast biga to right. SNG Copenhagen 399 var. (arrangement of reverse inscription). Well centered with an unusual arrangement of the ethnic. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare issue of the proconsul Thorius Flaccus
Lot 238
BITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Time of Augustus. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.24 g, 12 h), Thorius Flaccus, anthypatos (proconsul), c. 25 BC. HPA ΛANOIA NIKOMH Draped bust of Juno Lanuvia right. Rev. EΠI ANΘYΠATO ΘΩPIOY Boar standing right; monogram below and to right. RPC 2063. A well struck clear example with almost the full legend apparent on the flan. Attractive green patina. Very rare and important issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Unpublished in RPC
Lot 305
LYDIA. Nacrasa. Pseudo-autonomous, circa 98-138. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.18 g, 1 h). ΘEΟΝ СYΝΚΛΗΤΟ Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑΤΩΝ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right; monogram to right. RPC III – cf. 1814 for type. An unpublished variety, with pleasant surfaces and a glossy green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 306
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Nero, circa 65. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h), Ti. Cl. Mnaseas. EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN Laureate bust of Herakles right, with lion’s skin tied around his neck. Rev. CEBACTH Nike, of rather matronly form, advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. RPC I 3010. SNG Copenhagen 504. SNG München 487. Some cleanable deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 307
LYDIA. Sardis. temp. Flavian dynasty, 69-96. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h). CAPΔIANΩN Laureate bust of Herakles right, with lion’s skin tied around his neck. Rev. CAPΔIANΩN Herakles standing facing, head turned to left, holding lion's skin and leaning upon his club. BMC 82. RPC II 1310. Bold and attractive with glossy olive-brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 308
LYDIA. Silandus. Pseudo-autonomous, Antonine Period, 138-192. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.66 g, 5 h). Draped bust of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; in field to right, thyrsos. Rev. CIΛANΔEΩN Mên standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre. RPC IV online – but this example shares the same obverse die as 2858. Extremely rare, possibly the third known example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 309
LYDIA. Tripolis. 2nd-3rd century. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.72 g, 6 h). ΘEA PΩMH Draped bust of Roma to right. Rev. TPIΠOΛEITΩN Dionysos standing left, holding scepter and cantharos. BMC 8. SNG Copenhagen 715. SNG von Aulock 3303. Dusty olive grey patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 315
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Pseudo-autonomous, Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.17 g, 7 h). AΠAMEIA Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of Apameia to right. Rev. CΩTEIPA Triple-bodied Hekate Triformis facing front, left and right; the center holds a phiale and the other two each holds a torch. BMC 110-3. Nicely centered and clear, with a dusty green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 316
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Time of Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h), Pedias Secundus. EYKAPΠEIA Turreted and draped bust of Eucarpeia to right. Rev. EΠI ΠEΔIAC CEKOYNΔHC Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. BMC 3. RPC 2591. A pleasant coin, elegant and of fine style; well struck and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 393
LUCANIA. Paestum. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.14 g, 7 h), A. Vergilius Optimus, duovir. P S S C Laureate head of Tiberius to left. Rev. A VERGILIVS OPT IIVIR Mars standing left, holding vexillum and sword. Crawford, Paestum 7b. RPC I 618. SNG ANS 810. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 394
MOESIA SUPERIOR. Viminacium. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 28 mm, 18.51 g), year VIII = 246-7. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN VIII Moesia standing facing, head turned left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side. AMNG 104. Jekov and Hristova 31. Varbanov 137. Green patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 395
MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa, 218-222. Pentassarion (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 12.05 g, 6 h). AYT K M AYP ANTΩNEINOC IOYΛIA MAICA AYΓ Confronted busts of Elagabalus to right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed and Julia Maesa to left, diademed and draped; pellet between them. Rev. YΠ•ΙΟYΛ• ANT•CEΛEYKOY •MARKIANOΠOΛI-TΩN Dikaiosyne (goddess of Justice) standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia; in the right field, mark of value, E. AMNG 962. Varbanov 1620 corr. Very rare variation; clear and with an attractive brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 396
THRACE. Abdera. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝ Head of Antoninus Pius right. Rev. ΑΒΔΗΡEΙΤΩΝ Diademed and draped bust of Abderos (?) to right; star in crescent behind his neck. C-N 943 (D1/R12). RPC IV Online 4494 (same dies). Rare. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Plate coin in Draganov
Lot 397
THRACE. Deultum. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.82 g, 6 h). IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. COL FL PAC DEVLT The Capitoline Triad: Zeus seated facing on throne, holding patera and scepter; to left, Hera standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter; to right, Athena standing facing, head left, holding reversed spear and shield. Draganov 1626a (this coin). Jurukova 432. Varbanov 2999. Very rare; lovely green surfaces and with an unusual reverse. The best available example. Obverse struck slightly i, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 398
THRACE. Serdica. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 29 mm, 17.35 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ CΕV ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟC Laureate, bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. OYΛΠIAC CEPΔI-KHC Geta standing right and Caracalla standing left, each with a foot on a kneeling captive; between, trophy on shaft. Varbanov 2233 var. (bust type). Very rare variety in an excellent condition and a lovely solid green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 401
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Marcus Aurelius, As Caesar, 139-161. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h). OYHPOC KAICAP Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right, wearing slight beard. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Artemis standing left, holding torch and branch. BMC 106. RPC Online 4236. SNG ANS 193 (as Lucius Verus). Dark, grey-green patina, with sharp details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 402
MACEDON. Philippi. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.83 g, 7 h). IMP CAESAR TRAIAN [..] Laureate and cuirassed bust right, with drapery on shoulder. Rev. COL A[VG PHIL]LIP Divus Augustus and Divus Julius standing left on basis inscribed [DIVVS/AVG]; altar on either side. RPC III 665 var. (bust type). A rare, unpublished variant. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 403
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, struck during the reign of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 13.72 g, 2 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOI• MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩK Alexander the Great, in armor and holding a spear, riding Bukephalas galloping to right. AMNG 465. With a green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 404
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, struck during the reign of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 13.38 g, 7 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΟΝΩΝ NE Alexander the Great standing left, holding thunderbolt with his right hand and long scepter with his left. AMNG 341 corr. (figure identified as Zeus). Very rare issue. Green patina. Some cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 405
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, struck during the reign of Gordian III. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.46 g, 12 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPOY Head of Alexander the Great to right wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE Alexander, in military dress, with his cloak flowing out behind him and his right hand raised in salute, riding Bukephalas to right. AMNG 523. With an exceptional obverse die and a dynamic reverse. Well struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 406
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, struck during the reign of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 11.48 g, 7 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with hair drawn backward as if flowing in the wind. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩKO Alexander the Great, in armor, throwing a spear downward, riding Bukephalas galloping to right; below Bukephalas, OΛYMΠIA in two lines. AMNG 795 (same dies). A well struck, clear coin with attractive details and patina. Uncommon with the inscription OΛYMΠIA. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 407
Thrace and Macedon. Circa 1st Century BC - 3rd Century AD. (Bronze, 72.51 g). A lot of seven various provincials including Thessalonica under Mark Antony and Octavian, Amphipolis depicting Europa on bull and Topirus with Hercules seated with club. Average fine or better (7).
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 408
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.45 g, 10 h), L Ruti Piso and P Memmius Cleander duumviri. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. L RV PISONE II VI /RQVI COR / ADVE AVG Galley sailing to left. BMC 571. RPC 1203. Scarce, especially in this condition. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 409
ACHAEA. Patrae. Divus Augustus, died AD 14. (Bronze, 30 mm, 8.54 g, 6 h), struck under Tiberius. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of the deified Augustus to left. Rev. COL A A PATRENS Pontiff driving yoke of oxen to left. BCD Peloponnesos 540. BMC 19. RPC I 1253. SNG Copenhagen 168. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Third known
Lot 410
ACHAEA. Patrae. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.11 g, 6 h). IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. COL A A PATR Poseidon standing with foot on rock, l., holding dolphin and trident. BCD Peloponnesos 559.4 (same dies). RPC online 9645. Extremely rare. Only two examples known, one from the BCD sale and one in the "Kunsthistorisches Museum" in Vienna. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 411
CRETE. Koinon of Crete. Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.68 g, 5 h), Cos 8 = 77. AYT•KAI•OYEΣΠ•YΠA TO H Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Artemis rushing to right, shooting her bow. RPC III 12 (same dies). Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare
Lot 412
CRETE. Koinon of Crete. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.47 g, 6 h), Gortyna (?), circa 115. AYT AYΓ TPAIANOC ΓEP ΔAKI Laureate bust of Trajan left, with slight drapery on shoulder. Rev. KOINON KPHTΩN Tyche standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. RPC III 43 (same dies). Extremely rare, only two examples recorded by the RPC, both from the same dies as this, and with this the best preserved of the three known examples. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 414
PONTUS. Heracleopolis (as Sebastopolis). Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 30 mm, 13.98 g, 12 h), year 266 =263-264. AΥT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. CEBACTO HΡAK ET ς[ΞC] Hercules grasping the Cerynean Hind by the horns, his left knee propped on its back. Amandry/Remy 72 (D20/R54). SNG von Aulock 134. Very rare, of particular mythological interest, and with an attractive glossy green patina. Typical striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
A rare bilingual coin
Lot 415
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian, 251-253. (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.76 g, 11 h), year 188 (PΠH) = 251-252. ΑVΤ Κ Κ ΓΑΛΛΟС ΚΑΙ ΟVΟΛΟVССΙΑΝΟС / СЄΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus to right and radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to left facing one another. Rev. GEN AVGG NOS / EΤ ΡΠΗ Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Çizmeli 402-3. RPC 1242 (same dies as plate coin). A rare bilingual coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 416
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.85 g, 7 h). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOС Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ Athena standing to right, holding owl and spear. Apparently unpublished, but cf. RPC IV temp. 5870 (but with Athena to left on the reverse). A particularly rare type. Well struck from beautifully engraved dies, clear and with a green-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 417
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.64 g, 1 h). AY Λ CEΠT CEYHPOC Π Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. NIKAI-EΩN Eagle on altar r., with spread wings between two insigna. RG - but cf. 354. Reverse die of Naville 22, 2016, 202. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 418
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.93 g, 1 h). AY Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB Radiate head of Gallienus to right; countermark of H on neck. Rev. NIKAIEΩN Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder; three agonistic crowns containing across the fields. RG pl. 87, 41. for countermark cf. SNG von Aulock 714, 716. Very rare variety absent from many major collections as Copenhagen and von Aulock. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 419
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.68 g, 7 h). ΠOY ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΝΙΚΑΙΕ - ΩΝ Dionysos, seated left on quadriga of elephants, pouring from his cantharus. Cf. RG 836 & SNG von Aulock 724-5. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 420
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. 3rd Century A.D.. (Bronze, 39.90 g). A lot of ten bronzes mostly from Nikaiea in Bithynia from the 3rd century, including those of Julia Domna, Severus Alexander and Gordian III. Mostly fine to very fine (10).
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 421
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. 3rd century AD. (Bronze, 24.27 g). A lot of six provincials from Nicaea in Bithynia representing Julia Mamaea, Gordian III, Severus Alexander and Elagabalus. Some with attractive patinas. Fine to very fine or better (6).
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 422
BITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Faustina II, 147-175. (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.26 g, 6 h), Struck under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius. ΦΑVСΤΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. ΜΗΤ ΝΕΩ ΝΕΙΚΟΜΗ Aphrodite seated left on rock, holding apple. Lindgren 204 (these dies). RG 106. RPC online 5615. Possibly the best available example. Dark green surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 423
MYSIA. Lampsacus. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.12 g, 12 h). CEBACTOY Laureate head of Augustus (?) to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Priapos standing left; ΛΑΜΨΑΚ across the fields. BMC 79. RPC I 2274. SNG France 1267. Scarce. Fine details on portrait. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 425
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 12 h). IMP VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. APOLLO ZMIN / D D Apollo Smintheus standing to right, holding plectrum and lyre. RPC 897. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 426
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.65 g, 12 h). COMMODO CAE AV GER Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, seen from behind. Rev. COL AVG TROAD Apollo Smintheus standing to right on basis. Bellinger A188. Rare; fine portrait and with an interesting reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Hector and Andromache
Lot 427
TROAS. Ilium. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Medallion (Bronze, 35 mm, 27.97 g, 7 h), 161-165. AYT KAI M AYPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΕΚΤΩΡ / [IΛIEΩN] Andromache standing left presenting little Astyanax to Hector standing right in full armor . RPC 87 (temporary), citing only one example in the Hermitage Museum from the excavations of Schliemann (Bellinger T 150). Extremely rare, well struck with a brown patina and with a stunning reverse. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Lot 430
IONIA. Smyrna. Gaius (Caligula), with Germanicus and Agrippina Senior, 37-41. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.95 g, 12 h), Marcus Acilius Aviola, proconsul, Menophanes magistrate, 37-38. ΓAION KAICAPA ΓEPMANIKON EΠI AOYIOΛA Laureate head of Gaius to right. Rev. ΓΕPMANIKON AΓPIΠΠΕINAN ZMYPNAΙΩN - MHNOΦANHC Draped bust of Agrippina I right facing bare head of Germanicus left. Klose, Smyrna 29. RPC 2471. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 431
LYDIA. Maeonia. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.99 g, 1 h), T. Claudius Menekrates, c. 65. KAIΣAP NEPΩN Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. MAIONΩN EΠ TI KΛ MENEKPATOYΣ Facing cult statue of Artemis holding two lighted torches. RPC I 3013. SNG Copenhagen 234. Well struck and clear with a fine chocolate brown patina. A scarce coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 432
LYDIA. Maeonia. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), T. Claudius Menekrates, strategos, c. 65. NEPΩN KAICAP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. MAIONΩN MENEKPATOYΣ / EΠ ΤΙ ΚΛ Veiled goddess standing right, holding sceptre over shoulder. RPC I 3011. SNG Copenhagen 231. SNG von Aulock 3016. With an attractive light green patina and a clear and bold portrait of Nero. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 433
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 5.15 g, 12 h), Epikrates, magistrate. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP Bare head of Caligula to right; behind, star. Rev. ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN EΠIKPATHC Laureate and draped busts, jugate, of the Dioscuri to right. RPC 3022. With dark green patina and attractive details; one of the best available examples. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 434
LYDIA. Sardis. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.90 g, 1 h), Mindios, Strategos for the second time, c. 60. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Laureate head of Nero right. Rev. EΠΙ MINΔIOY ΣAPΔIANΩN / ΣΤΡΑ ΤΟ B Dionysus standing left, holding kantharos with his right hand and long thyrsos with his left. BMC 116. RPC 2997. SNG Copenhagen 521. A pleasant coin with attractive surfaces and a nice portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 435
LYDIA. Sardis. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.30 g, 12 h), Mindios, Strategos, c. 60. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Laureate head of Nero right. Rev. EΠΙ MINΔIOY ΣAPΔIANΩN Laureate head of Hercules to right, with lion's skin tied around neck. RPC 3002. SNG Copenhagen 523. BMC 120. Dark green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
The best available example
Lot 436
LYDIA. Thyateira. Nero, as Caesar, 50-54. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.60 g, 11 h), struck under Claudius. NEΡΩN KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP ΓEP Draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. ΘYAT-EIPH / NΩ-N Labrys. BMC 58. RPC I 2381. SNG Copenhagen 595. A wonderful coin with a solid glossy green patina and a fine portrait of the teenaged Nero. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 437
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.13 g, 4 h), Aglaos son of Aglaos. ANTIOXEΩN CEBACTOY Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. Rev. AΓΛAOY TOY AΓΛAOY CYNAPXIA Garlanded altar. RPC I 2830. Pecunem 38, 2015, 472. A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 438
CARIA. Cidramus. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.97 g, 12 h). KIΔPAMHNΩN Radiate and draped bust of Helios to right. Rev. ΠAMΦIΛOC CEΛEVKOV Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. RPC II 1260 (same dies as the other threeknown examples of this type). Very rare. Well struck and clear, with unusually fine details. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 439
CARIA. Stratonicaea. Caracalla & Geta, 209-211. (Bronze, 37 mm, 22.36 g, 11 h), Leon, son of Alcaeus. AY K M AYP ANTΩN K Λ CЄΠ ΓЄTAC Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind, facing, on the right, a laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta to left, seen from behind (this bust was erased after Geta's assassination); at the center, countermark of a male head to right, within a circular indent; below, countermark of ΘΕΟΥ within a rectangular indent. Rev. ЄΠI APXONTOC [ΛEONTOC...]/ CTPATONIKЄΩN Zeus Panamaros, holding scepter with his left hand, on horseback to right; to right, altar. Cf. Karl 307 and SNG von Aulock 2685 (both under a different magistrate). CNG 72, 2006, 1172. For the countermarks: Howgego 536 and 188. Basically uncleaned with considerable deposits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Unpublished Perge
Lot 440
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.74 g, 12 h). AY M AY ANTΩNEINOC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΠEPΓAIΩN Artemis advancing right, holding bow and arrow. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen-. SNG von Aulock -. Apparently unpublished. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The best available example
Lot 441
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 34 mm, 23.56 g, 4 h). IMP CAES L SEPT SEVERVS PER AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. COL CAES ANTIOCH / S R Mên standing right, with his left foot on bucranium, holding long scepter in his right hand, and Nike, bearing a trophy and standing on a globe, with his left, and with his left elbow supported by a column; to left, cock standing left, its head turned back to right. SNG France 1100-5. Of excellent style and with an intriguing depiction of Mên, surely copying his cult statue at Pisidian Antioch. An attractive, well struck, and clear example, with a brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 442
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238 - 244. (Bronze, 32 mm, 26.50 g, 7 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R Emperor on horseback storming to right, spearing panther below, already hit by emperor's first lance. Krzyźanowska IX/27. SNG BN 1234-5 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 67. SNG von Aulock 4956. Well centered large coin. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 443
PISIDIA. Parlais. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.76 g, 11 h), c. 177-180. IMP L AVR COMMODVS Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. COL PARLA Panther walking to left. RPC online 7699 (same dies). von Aulock, Parlais 13. A very rare coin, only known from two other examples, all from the same dies. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 444
PISIDIA. Sagalassus. Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270. 10 Assaria (Bronze, 33 mm, 18.06 g, 1 h). AY•K•M•AYP• KΛAYΔIO-N Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II Gothicus to right, seen from behind; before, value mark I. Rev. CAΓAΛACCEΩN Lion standing left, holding spear in jaws. SNG France 1870-1871. SNG von Aulock 5219-5221 (all same dies). Rare particularly in this condition, and with a lovely green-brown patina and a powerful reverse. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 445
CILICIA. Epiphanea. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.18 g, 6 h), year 256 = c. 189. ΑV Κ Μ ΑV ΚΟΜΜΟΔ Draped and laureate bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ϚΝС EΠΙΦΑΝEΩΝ Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right. RPC online 10730. Extremely rare. Only two other examples known to the editors of RPC online, both inferior to this one. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 446
CILICIA. Flaviopolis-Flavias. Domitian, 81-96. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.46 g, 1 h), year 17 (ZI) = 89/90. ΔΟΜΕΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΕΤΟΥC ΖΙ ΦΛΑΥΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Veiled head of Kronos to right; to right, harpa. RPC 1760. SNG Levante 1531. SNG Copenhagen 136. SNG von Aulock 5558. Attractive, olive grey patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 447
CILICIA. Hierapolis-Castabala. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h). ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. IEPOΠ KACTA Agonistic urn between two lighted torches. BMC -. SNG Levante -. SNG France -. A very rare variety, possibly unpublished. With a fine portrait and a good patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare city in Cilicia
Lot 448
CILICIA. Lamos. Valerian I, 253-260. (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.78 g, 7 h). AYT K ΠO ΛI OYAΛEPIANO Radiate and draped bust of Valerian to right. Rev. ΛAM MHTP THC ΛAMω Apollo standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, holding arrow and bow. Levante, Lamos 3c. SNG Levante 482. Very rare; finer than the piece in the Levante collection. Struck from dies engraved in a crude, local, style, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 449
CILICIA. Tarsus. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 37 mm, 22.51 g, 6 h). AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄB / ΠΠ Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right, holding spear and shield decorated with an aegis. Rev. TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC / AMK BΓ Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt. SNG France 1704. SNG Levante 1130. An impressive large coin with brown surfaces. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 450
CILICIA. Tarsus. Gordian III, 238-244. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 36.5 mm, 23.93 g, 5 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ / Π - Π Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, holding spear and with shield decorated with aegis over his left shoulder. Rev. ΤΑΡCΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛEOC A / ΑΚM / ΓB Turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Tarsos to right. SNG France 1706 (same dies). SNG Levante 1145 (same dies). An impressive large coin attractively patinated. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 451
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 1st Century BC. (Bronze, 26 mm, 16.47 g, 12 h). Bare head to right. Rev. Hasta, sella quaestoria and fiscus; Q below. RPC I 5409. A clear example with a dark green-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 452
GALATIA. Pessinus. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.26 g, 1 h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠЄCCINOYNTIΩN Demeter standing facing, head turned to left, holding two grain-ears and long scepter. SNG France 2617 cor. (same dies). Very rare and the probably the best available example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 453
GALATIA. Tavium. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.12 g, 7 h). AYΤ KA CEΠΤΙΜ CEOYHPOC Α Radiate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. TAOYIANΩΝ Eagle, with head to right and wreath in beak, standing left on garlanded altar; signum to left and right. SNG France - (but same obverse die as 2658). SNG von Aulock -. Apparently unpublished and rare. With an accomplished and attractive portrait. Metal fault and areas of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 454
GALATIA. Koinon of Galatia. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.44 g, 1 h), c. 62-65. NEPΩNOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. TO KOINON ΓAΛATΩN Tetrastyle temple set on four-tiered base. RPC I 3563. SNG von Aulock 6115. Exceptional untouched glossy green patina and in desirable condition for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 455
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 1.40 g, 12 h), 120-121. AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBACT Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ЄT Δ Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Metcalf 86a. RPC III 3074. Sydenham, Caesarea 255. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 456
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. 193-211. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.05 g, 11 h), Year 14 = 206. AY KAI Λ CЄΠTI CЄOYHPOC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. MHTPO KAICAP NЄΩ / ЄT IΔ Mount Argaeus surmounted by star. Sydenham 399a. A lovely and nicely toned example with a particularly elegant and well-engraved portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 55 CHF
Lot 457
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Caracalla, 198-217. Tridrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 9.27 g, 11 h), year 16 (IS) = 208. AΥ KAI M AΥΡHΛIOC ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTΡ KAICAPI NEΩ / ET IS Mt. Argaeus surmounted by statue. Berk BBS 166, 544 var. (legends). Sydenham, Caesarea -. Same dies as CNG e-auction 227, 362. Very rare variety. Scratches in both sides, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 459
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 13.94 g, 12 h), struck c. 208-209. •ΑΥΤ•ΚΑΙ• •CΕΟΥΗΡΟC• •CΕ• Laureate and draped bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ• ΕΞ• ΥΠΑΤΟC •TO•Γ• Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left with a wreath in his beak; between legs, eight-rayed star. McAlee, Severan Group 3, 25. Prieur 1149. Lightly toned and with a fine portrait; good silver. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 461
PHOENICIA. Aradus. Diadumenian Caesar, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.58 g, 12 h). MAP•OΠEΛ• ANTΩNINOC•K• Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. ΔHMARX EΞ YΠATOC Eagle standing facing, with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; between legs, crescent. Prieur 1284 cor. (same obverse die). A clear example, bearing the full legend on the obverse, in contrast with the example in Prieur where a part of the inscription was not visible and, thus, omitted in the description. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 462
JUDAEA. Ascalon. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 22 mm, 12.48 g, 12 h), year 162 = 58-59. [ΣEBAΣTOΣ] Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. [AΣKAΛΩ] / BΞP Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding standard and aphlaston; to left, altar; to right, dove above date. BMC 91. RPC 4888. Fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Unrecorded in RPC!
Lot 463
JUDAEA. Ascalon. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 22 mm, 11.41 g, 1 h), year 220 = 117. CEBAΣTOΣ Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Rev. ACKAΛΩ / KC Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding standard and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove above date. RPC – apparently unpublished in the standard references. An extremely rare coin, struck during Hadrian's first regnal year and apparently unrecorded. An important issue, which probably will be published in the next RPC addendum. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 464
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.21 g, 6 h). ANTΩ [CEB?] Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. KAPP KOΛ M Filleted crescent; above, star; below, small globe. BMC 10-11 (as Caracalla) var. (inscriptions). Rare and well struck. Fine dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 465
EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 33.5 mm, 22.09 g, 12 h), Year 12 (IB) = 108-109. AYT TPAIAN CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. L IB Triptolemos in a chariot drawn right by two winged Agathodaimon serpents. RPC III 4336.4. With a brown patina and a great portrait. One of the best available examples of this type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 466
EGYPT. Alexandria. Diocletian, 284-305. Tetradrachm (Potin, 21 mm, 7.83 g, 12 h), year 8 = 291-292. ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB Laureate and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter with his left; eagle at his feet. Köln 3255. A particularly well preserved example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 467
Roman Provincial. Cappadocia and Mesopotamia. Circa 3rd Century AD. (Bronze, 52.46 g). A lot of five Severan provincials, four from Caesarea in Cappadocia and one from Edessa in Mesopotamia. Average fine or better (5).
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 468
Roman Provincial. 3rd century AD. (Bronze, 54.12 g). A lot of four provincials with interesting reverses. Average fine to very fine (4).
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
Roman Provincial. 2nd-3rd Century. (Bronze, 54.39 g). A lot of seven assorted provincial bronzes from Stobi, Deltum and other cities with Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Gordian III represented. Fine-very fine (7).
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 470
Roman Provincial. 2nd - 3rd Century AD. (Bronze, 24.85 g). A lot of three interesting provincials from 2nd - 3rd century AD. Fine to very fine (3).
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 471
Circa 2nd century BC - 3rd century AD. (Bronze, 61.06 g). A lot of ten assorted Greek and provincial bronzes. Included are a pre-imperial bronze from Sardes, a Philip II from Samos with a temple reverse, two anonymous bronzes and a number of other interesting bronzes. Average fine or better (10).
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
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