obolos 11
8 December 2018
Webauction
Lot 496
Otho, 69. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.98 g, 7 h), Rome, 15 January - 9 March 69. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM Pax standing to left holding branch in her right hand and caduceus in her left. RIC – cf. 6 (but with the bust to left). Very rare, apparently unpublished in the RIC. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 497
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. TR P COS VII DES VIII PP Minerva standing left holding Victory and sceptre; at her feet, shield. Cohen 565. RIC² 60. Very rare with the PONT on the obverse legend. Bright and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 498
Domitian, 81-96. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34.5 mm, 25.14 g, 6 h), Rome, 90-91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. S C Domitian standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, being crowned by Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. BMC 443. BN 477. Cohen 513. RIC² 703. Well struck and centered. Fine green brown patina. Slightly smoothed on obverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 499
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 26.5 mm, 10.15 g, 6 h), Rome, 92-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI / S C Moneta standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. BMC 469. BN 500. Cohen 333 var. (differing reverse legend). RIC² 756. Traces of smoothing, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 500
Domitian and Trajan, 81-117. (Silver, 5.66 g). Lot of two silver denarii of Domitian and Trajan. Both in good fine or better condition (2).
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 501
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.90 g, 5 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. P•M•TR•P•COS•IIII•P•P• Hercules standing facing on low base, holding club and lion's skin. BMC 86-90. Cohen 234. RIC 49. Woytek 100a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 502
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 13.55 g, 5 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Radiate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS IIII P P / S C Abundantia, holding scepter, seated left on chair formed of two cornucopiae. BMC 749. Cohen 639. RIC 428. Green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 503
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.15 g, 7 h), Rome, 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Pax seated left, holding olive branch and long scepter; to left, Dacian kneeling right extending raised hands toward Pax. Cohen 418. RIC 189. Woytek 220f-2. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 504
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.42 g, 7 h), Rome, 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Pax seated left, holding olive branch and long scepter; to left, Dacian kneeling right extending raised hands toward Pax. Cohen 418. RIC 189. Woytek 220f-2. Clear and bright. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 505
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.39 g, 7 h), Rome, 108-109. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right with slight drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC Felicitas standing left. BMC 303. Cohen 81. RIC 121. Woytek 280b. Well struck, sharp and toned. Some deposits and struck on a narrow flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 506
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 22.35 g, 5 h), Rome, 112/113-114. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. FELICITAS AVGVST / S C Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 965. Cohen 143. RIC 624. Woytek 480v. A very attractive piece, well-struck, with a fine apple-green patina and with a good portrait. Some minor flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 507
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 24.59 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 112-114. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. [S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI] / FORVM TRAIAN S C Frontal view of the Forum of Trajan. BMC 985. Cohen 169. RIC 630 var. (bust type). Woytek 465v. A very rare and desirable Sestertius. Some marks and deposits, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Published in Woytek. Extremely rare type
Lot 508
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 24.31 g, 6 h), Rome, 115. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis over his left shoulder and balteus over thorax. Rev. IMPERATOR VIIII / S C Trajan seated right on platform, placed on left, accompanied by two officers and addressing seven soldiers. Banti -. BMC 1017 var. (bust type). Cohen 178 var. (same). RIC 657 var. (same). Woytek 549t+ (this coin). Very rare and apparently only three examples recorded according to Woytek. Some rough areas, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 509
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.01 g, 6 h), Rome, 119-122. MP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right with slight drapery to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 157. Cohen 1120. RIC 80.1. Particularly sharp and fresh. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 510
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 24.83 g, 6 h), Rome, 124-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. COS III / S - C Diana standing right, holding arrow in her right hand and bow in her left. BMC 1281. Cohen 316 var. (differing bust type). RIC 631b. A most attractive coin with beautiful green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare variation
Lot 511
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (?) (Copper, 19 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Radiate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery over left shoulder. Rev. COS III Modius with six grain ears. BMC pg. 444 ‡. Cohen 472. RIC II 700 var. (bust type). Well struck and centered, clear example of a very rare type, with a lovely dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 512
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.50 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III Annona seated left, holding sickel and cornucopia; modius with grain-ears at her feet to left. Cohen 380. BMC 488. RIC 338. Lovely old cabinet toning; well centered and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 513
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.13 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS • AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ROMA FELIX Roma seated left on curule chair, holding branch and scepter. BMC 706. Cohen 1304. RIC 264. Well centered and clear with an attractive underlying luster around the portrait of Hadrian. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 514
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.41 g, 6 h), struck under her husband, Hadrian, Rome, 128-134. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing stephane. Rev. S C Ceres seated left on basket, holding corn-ears in her extender right hand and long lighted torch with her left. BMC 1900 (Hadrian). Cohen 70. RIC 1023 (Hadrian). Well centered and clear with a glossy dark green patina. Some smoothing and cleaning marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 515
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.16 g, 12 h), Rome, 138-144. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P COS III Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. IMPERATOR II Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC 111e. Particularly sharp example. Reverse struck off center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 516
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 28.23 g, 11 h), Rome, 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONCORDIAE / SC Pius standing right, holding small statue of Concordia, clasping right hands with Faustina Senior standing left, holding scepter; between them stand Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, clasping hands over an altar. Banti 60. BMC 1236. Cohen 146. RIC 601. Some uncleaned deposits and some areas with corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 517
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.70 g, 7 h), Rome, 145-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Thunderbolt on draped, backless throne. BMC 536. Cohen 345. RIC 137. A sharp, toned and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 518
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of the deified Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing right, on garlanded altar, with its head turned to left. Cohen 155. BMC 48 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 430 (Marcus Aurelius). Particularly sharp and well struck with a lovely iridescent tone and a fine portrait of the deceased emperor. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 519
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 26.00 g, 12 h), Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161 and later. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare-headed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. CONSECRATIO / S C Four-tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and surmounted by a quadriga. Banti 77. BMC 872 (M. Aurelius and L. Verus). Cohen 165. RIC 1266 var. (M. Aurelius, no drapery). A scarce variant with a lovely apple-green patina. Minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 520
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 19.3 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 141. DIVA AVG FAVSTINA Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair adorned with pearls and piled up on top of her head. Rev. PIETAS AVG Pietas standing left, dropping incense on candelabrum with her right hand and holding box of perfumes with her left. BMC 311 (Antoninus pius). Cohen 234. RIC 394a (Antoninus pius). Well struck and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 521
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34.5 mm, 28.85 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome. DIVA FAVSTINA Pietas standing left, dropping incense on candelabrum with her right hand and holding box of perfumes with her left. Rev. AETERNITAS / S C Fortuna, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding globe and rudder. Banti 1. BMC 1498. RIC 1107a. Green-brown surfaces. Possibly overstruck (or restruck) and with some smoothing, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 522
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Domitian to Marcus Aurelius, 1st-2nd century AD. (Silver, 41.62 g). A lot of 15 silver denarii from the first two centuries AD. Good fine or better (15).
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 523
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.85 g, 12 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 140-144. AVRELIVS CAES AR AVG PII F COS Bare head of youthful Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Emblems of the pontificate: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus, and simpulum. BMC 277 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 451. RIC 424a (Antoninus Pius). Sharp and bright, with clear surfaces and a fine portrait of the young Aurelius. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 524
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.13 g, 11 h), Rome, 163. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia. BMC - (cf. 224). Cohen 522. RIC 67. Perfectly centered, lovely toned, sharp surfaces. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 525
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. As (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.15 g, 11 h), Rome, 167-168. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM [PARTH MAX] Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT XXII IMP IIII COS III / S C Minerva, helmeted, standing left, holding owl with her right hand and spear and shield with her left. Cohen 888. RIC 953. With a fine portrait and an attractive reverse. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 526
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.13 g, 11 h), Rome, 175-176. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Cohen 938. RIC 359. Bright and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 527
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24.5 mm, 12.79 g, 5 h), Rome, 176-177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXX Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VIII COS III P P/ S C / DE GERM German male and female captive seated at base of a trophy. BMC 1612. Cohen 157. RIC 1179a. With an attractive dark brown patina and a sharp reverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 528
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h), Barbaric imitation from the north-east Europe. Barbarized inscription. Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. Barbarised inscription. Mars (?) standing to right, holding shield and spear. No close parallels found in the official issues. With an unusual fine, for an imitation, portrait. Some scratches and removed from jewelery, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 529
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.68 g, 7 h), 'Limes' denarius or contemporary imitation struck at the frontiers of the empire, based on an issue minted in Rome, 147-150. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia, veiled and draped, standing left. BMC 1054 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 176. RIC 507a (Antoninus Pius). About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 530
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.11 g, 6 h), Rome, 161-162. IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG Bare bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P II COS II Providentia standing front, head left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 155. RIC 482 (Marcus Aurelius). Nicely toned. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
An extremely fine Denarius of Lucius Verus
Lot 531
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.88 g, 11 h), Rome, 163. IMP L VERVS AVG Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P III COS II Providentia standing left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 229 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 156. RIC 491 (Marcus Aurelius). A lustrous and perfectly struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 532
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.20 g, 1 h), Rome, 168. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P VIII IMP V COS III Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. Cohen 315. RIC 589 (M. Aurelius). Attractively toned and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 533
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.42 g, 6 h), Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161-162. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand, and with her left elbow resting on the back of the throne. BMC 306. RIC 758 (M. Aurelius). Lustrous and sharp; a most appealing example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 534
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. As (Copper, 25 mm, 9.47 g, 7 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, c. 164-167. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right, her hair tied into a bun at the back. Rev. VENVS / S C Venus standing front, her head turned to left, holding apple in her extended right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 1224 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 73. RIC 1764 (Marcus Aurelius). Rare. With an excellent portrait and a fine green patina. Some corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 535
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.38 g, 1 h), Rome, 184. M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. PM TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia; modius at feet. BMC 122. Cohen 445. RIC 74. A clear example with a beautiful portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 536
Didius Julianus, 193. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.18 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. RECTOR ORBIS Didius Julianus, togate, standing front, head to left, holding globe in his right hand and volumen with his left. BMC 7-8. Cohen 15. RIC 3. Bright, well struck and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 850 CHF
Lot 537
Didius Julianus, 193. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.42 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. CONCORD MILIT Concordia standing facing, head turned left, holding aquila and signum. BMC 2. Cohen 2. RIC 1. This coin was legal tender and probably in circulation – proven mainly from the condition – until the monetary reform of Aurelianus, 77 years after it was minted. Fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 538
Clodius Albinus, 195-197. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.10 g, 12 h), Lugdunum (Lyon). IMP CAES D CLO SEP ALB AVG Laureate head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. VICT AVG COS II Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. BMC 289. Cohen 79b. RIC 43c. Possible strengthening on the beard, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 539
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.88 g, 12 h), Laodicea ad Mare, 198. L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. SALVTI AVGG Salus seated left on throne, resting her left hand on her arm rest and, in her right, holding patera from which she feeds a snake, coiled round an altar to the left. BMC 629. Cohen 642. RIC 497a. Bright and with an interesting portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 540
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.65 g, 12 h), Rome, 201. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. FVNDATOR PACIS Septimius Severus, togate, standing left, holding an olive branch in his right hand and a scroll in his left. Cohen 205. Hill 505. RIC 265. An elegant piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 541
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h), Rome, 201. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. PART MAX P M TR P VIIII Bound Parthian captive seated to either side of a trophy. Cohen 370. RIC 176. Clear, toned and lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 542
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.08 g, 6 h), a contemporary imitation or 'Limes' piece, made on the eastern frontier, after an issue of Emesa, c. 194-195. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. TR P III IMP V COS II Trophy with, at its base, two captives seated back to back on shields. Cohen 658 var. RIC 435 var. (both with different reverse inscription). An interesting coin with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 543
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.53 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, 200-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. PIETAS PVBLICA Pietas standing left, raising both hands; lighted altar to left. BMC 69. Cohen 156. RIC 574 (Severus). A bright example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 544
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.25 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, 198-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. MATER DEVM Cybele (Magna Mater), towered, draped, seated left on high-backed throne, holding branch in her extended right hand, her left elbow resting on drum, set on throne; on both sides of throne, lions seated left, the one on left only half seen. BMC 51. Cohen 123. RIC 564 (Severus). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 545
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19.2 mm, 1.98 g, 1 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, 207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. IVNO Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter in her left; at her feet to left, peacock to left. BMC 40. Cohen 83. RIC 559. Well centered on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 546
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.30 g, 12 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, 207-211. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. HILARITAS Hilaritas standing left, holding palm frond and cornucopia; child to either side. BMC 35. Cohen 79. RIC 557 (Septimius). Bright and clear. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 547
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.35 g, 6 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing left, holding a torch in both hands. BMC 1. Cohen 32. RIC 373a (Caracalla). With a gentle portrait. Well struck, with sharp areas. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 548
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.24 g, 1 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing left, holding a torch in both hands. BMC 1. Cohen 32. RIC 373a (Caracalla). With a fine portrait of Julia, albeit with a rather irritated look (she was probably thinking of her son, Caracalla). Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 549
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.57 g, 12 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 215-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding scepter in her left. BMC 23B. Cohen 212. Hill 1536. RIC 388c (Caracalla). Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 550
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.44 g, 5 h), Rome, 201-206. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH Dea Caelestis facing, her head turned to right and holding a scepter and a thunderbolt, riding right on lion; below, water gushing left from rocks. Cohen 97. RIC 130a. A sharp example with a particularly nice reverse, well centered and clear. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 551
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.48 g, 5 h), Rome, 201-206. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. FELICITAS AVGG Felicitas standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. BMC 276. Cohen 64. RIC 127. Well centered, bright and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 552
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h), Rome, 207. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P X COS I Caracalla standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; at feet to left, river god reclining on urn to right; to right, two reclining figures seated left. Cohen 441. RIC 96. Clear and with a lovely reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 553
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18.7 mm, 2.72 g, 7 h), Rome, 212-213. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MONETA AVG Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Cohen 165. RIC 224. Sharp and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 554
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.22 g, 11 h), Rome, 212-213. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MONETA AVG Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Cohen 165. RIC 224. Well struck and slightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 555
Caracalla, 198-217. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 25 mm, 12.67 g, 1 h), Rome, 213. ANTONINVS PIVZ AVG BRIT Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P Mars standing left, holding Victory and spear; at his feet to left, bound captive . BMC 254. Cohen 219. RIC 501. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 556
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.25 g, 1 h), imitation of a denarius of 213, uncertain eastern mint. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P Serapis standing left, raising hand and holding scepter. Cf RIC 208 (for the prototype). Apparently unpublished and extremely rare. Struck on a particularly thick and heavy flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 557
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19.2 mm, 2.77 g, 12 h), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PM TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 457. Cohen 314. RIC 268. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 558
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.20 g, 12 h), Rome, 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P Jupiter standing right, head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 155. Cohen 337. RIC 275a. Well centered and bright. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 559
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 2.89 g, 12 h), Rome, 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P XX COS IIII P P Jupiter standing facing, his head to left, holding thunderbold and long scepter. BMC 179. Cohen 374. RIC 285d. Sharply struck and with a powerful portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 560
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.10 g, 7 h), struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome, 205-208. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES Draped bust of Geta to right, seen from behind. Rev. PONTIF COS Minerva standing facing, head to left, holding shield set on ground and reversed spear. BMC 446. Cohen 104. RIC 34b. Well struck with attractive details and a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 561
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Billon, 19 mm, 2.48 g, 1 h), Contemporary "limes" denarius, struck at the frontiers of the empire, based on an issue minted in 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. Well struck for the issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 562
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 1.93 g, 11 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Pax advancing left, holding olive branch and scepter. BMC 97. Cohen 219. RIC 21. Area of delaminated metal, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 563
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.16 g, 6 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS Fides seated left, holding eagle and signum; another signum before her. BMC 109. Cohen 30. RIC 68. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 564
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18.2 mm, 1.98 g, 12 h), Rome, 220-222. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ABVNDANTIA AVG Abundantia standing left, emptying cornucopia; star to right (almost invisible here due to filled die). Cohen 1a. RIC 56. Well struck and sharp, with a superb portrait. Flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 565
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 1.92 g, 5 h), Rome, 220-222. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing left between two shields, holding open wreath with both hands; in field to left, star. BMC 236. Cohen 300. RIC 161. Sharp and clear, with an elegant portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 566
Julia Paula, Augusta, 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.10 g, 10 h), struck under Elagabalus, Rome, 219-220. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right, her hair in three waves and bound up in a queue at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand; in field to left, star. BMC 173. Cohen 6. RIC 211 var. (the position of the star is unspecified). Well centered and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 567
Julia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.06 g, 1 h), mother of Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right. Rev. VENVS CAELESTIS Venus seated left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter with her left; to left, Eros. BMC 55. Cohen 14. RIC 243. Traces of a die clash on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 568
Julia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 1.92 g, 7 h), mother of Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right. Rev. VENVS CAELESTIS Venus seated left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter with her left; to left, Eros. BMC 55. Cohen 14. RIC 243. A clear example with an attractive portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 569
Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.04 g, 12 h), struck under Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia seated left, raising her veil with her right hand and holding a scepter in her left. BMC 76 (Elagabalus). Cohen 36. RIC 268 (Elagabalus). Attractive sharp and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 570
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.75 g, 6 h), Antioch, 222. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. LIBERTAS AVG Libertas standing facing, head turned to left, holding pileus in her right hand and long scepter in her left; in left field, star. Cohen 149. RIC 285. Rare. With a particularly artistic early portrait of the emperor strengthened by the lovely toning of the surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 571
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 1.90 g, 11 h), Rome, 225. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her extended right hand and palm. BMC 271. Cohen 564. RIC 180. Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 572
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.43 g, 12 h), Rome, 226. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAN AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ANNONA AVG Annona standing left, holding cornucopia and grain ears over modius filled with grain ears set on ground to left. Cohen 23. BMC 342. RIC 133. Sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Extremely rare unpublished variety
Lot 573
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.99 g, 6 h), Rome, 230. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing right, inscribing VOT/X on a shield set on a palm. Unpublished in the standard references cf. RIC 218, but with a differing reverse legend. An interesting and important coin of scholarly interest. Nicely toned . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 574
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 24.16 g, 1 h), Rome, 231-235. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. MARS VLTOR / S C Mars advancing right, holding spear with his right hand and shield with his left. BMC 847. Cohen 169. RIC 635. Well centered and clear, with an attractive green patina and a fine portrait. Flan crack on 7h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 575
Severus Alexander, 222-235. As (Copper, 27.5 mm, 10.85 g, 6 h), Rome, 231-235. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. IOVI PROPVGNATORI / S C Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and eagle in his extended left hand. BMC 828. Cohen 86. RIC 633. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 576
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 1.78 g, 6 h), mother of Severus Alexander, Rome, 226. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. VESTA Vesta standing left, holding palladium in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 381-387. Cohen 81. RIC 360. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 577
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 20.72 g, 12 h), struck under her son, Alexander Severus, Rome, 228. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C Felicitas standing front, head to left, legs crossed, holding a caduceus in her right hand and leaning on column with her left elbow. BMC 487. Cohen 21. RIC 676. A well centered and clear Sestertius with a nice portrait and nicely patinated. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 578
Orbiana, Augusta, 225-227. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 1.31 g, 7 h), wife of Severus Alexander, Rome, 225. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVGG Diademed and draped bust of Orbiana to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left. BMC 287-9 (Severus Alexander). Cohen 1. RIC 319 (Severus Alexander). An unusual light example, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 579
Women of the Severan Dynasty, 193-235. (Silver, 10.68 g). An attractive lot of five silver denarii of the Severan period, including Julia Domna (3), Plautilla and Julia Maesa. All in very fine condition or better (5).
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 580
Late Severan Emperors, 218-235. (Silver, 8.13 g). A lot of four denarii of the Severan period, including Elagabalus (3) and Severus Alexander. Some with attractive portraits. Very fine or better (4).
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 581
SEVERAN DYNASTY, 198-235. (Silver, 8.23 g). Lot of four denarii of Caracalla (2), Elagabalus (1) and Severus Alexander (1). All in about very fine or slightly better condition (4).
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 582
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.01 g, 6 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. Cohen 99a. RIC 16. Sharp and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 583
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.86 g, 12 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus seated left, feeding serpent rising from altar. BMC 99. Cohen 85. RIC 14. Well struck and sharp; particularly attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 584
Maximinus I, 235-238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 21.99 g, 12 h), Rome, 236-237. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Rev. VICTORIA GERMANICA / S C Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm branch; at her feet to left, bound German captive seated left, his head turned to right. BMC 191. Cohen 109. RIC 90. Untouched green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 585
Balbinus, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 17.73 g, 12 h), Rome. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PAX PVBLICA / S C Pax seated left, holding branch and scepter. Banti 5. BMC 25. Cohen 16. RIC 24. Scarce, and with a green patina. Some uncleaned deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 586
Gordian III, AD 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.56 g, 6 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing left, holding helmet with the extended right hand and scepter with the left, leaning on shield set on ground. Cohen 347. RIC 131. Sharp and bright; an appealing example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 587
Gordian III, AD 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.12 g, 1 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA Securitas seated left on throne, holding scepter and resting head upon hand. Cohen 340. RIC 130. Sharp with exceptional details and a marvelous portrait of Gordian; a true masterpiece. Fleur de Coin.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 588
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.61 g, 12 h), Rome, 242. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P Apollo seated left on throne, holding branch with his right hand and resting his left elbow on lyre. Cohen 261. RIC 89. Carefully centered and with a most appealing golden luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 589
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Rome, 244. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath and palm. Cohen 235. RIC 51. Sharp and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 590
Philip I, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 18.62 g, 12 h), Rome, 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P III COS P P / S C Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. Cohen 125. RIC 149a. A well struck Sestertius with clear fields, nicely patinated and an attractive portrait of Philip I Arab. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 591
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 21.65 g, 12 h), struck under her husband Philip I, Rome, 246. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, wearing stephane. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S C Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 10. RIC 203a (Philip I). Struck on a unusual broad flan; very attractive, nicely patinated and with a nice portrait. Flan crack from striking at 4h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 592
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 21.27 g, 1 h), struck under her husband Philip I, Rome, 247-249. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, wearing stephane. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTAE / S C Pietas standing left, raising hand and holding box. Cohen 31. RIC 205a (Philip I). Well struck and clear with an elegant portrait of the empress. Some green deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 593
Gordian III, Philip I and Otacilia Severa, 238-249. (Silver, 11.56 g). Lot of three silver Antoniniani of Gordian III (1), Philip I (1) and his wife, Otacilia Severa (1). Good fine to very fine (3).
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 594
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 19.20 g, 11 h), Rome, 249-250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right, seen from behind. Rev. VICTORIA AVG / S C Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. Cohen 117. RIC 126d. Green-brown patina; finely styled portrait of Decius. Some unimportant flan cracks as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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