obolos 12
31 March 2018
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Lot 621
M. Marcius Mn.f, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.58 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; behind, modius; below chin, mark of value. 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, splitting the inscription, two grain ears. Babelon (Marcia) 8. Crawford 245/1. Sydenham 500. Centered and nicely toned. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 622
Cn. Blasio Cn.f, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.82 g, 3 h), Rome. CN•BLASIO•CN•F• Helmeted head of Mars (or Scipio Africanus?) to right; behind, spearhead. Rev. ROMA Jupiter standing between Juno and Minerva; to right of Jupiter, Φ. Babelon (Cornelia) 19. Crawford 296/1f. Sydenham 561a. Clear and toned. Slightly off centered, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 623
L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 2.41 g, 6 h), Rome. DOS-SEN Laureate head of Neptune right, with trident behind his neck. Rev. L. RVBR[I] Victory advancing to right, holding wreath and palm frond; altar to right. Babelon (Rubria) 4. Crawford 348/4. Sydenham 708. Lovely golden luster; scarcely encountered so attractive and struck on fine silver. Struck on a irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lovely denarius of Aquillius
Lot 624
Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n, 65 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 4.04 g, 5 h), Rome. VIRTVS - III VIR Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus to right. Rev. MN F MN N - MN AQVIL / SICIL Mn. Aquilius raising fallen Sicilia. Babelon (Aquilia) 2. Crawford 401/1. Sydenham 798. Lightly toned and well struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Commemorating the battle of Pydna
Lot 625
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.03 g, 7 h). PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. PAVLLVS [TER] On the right, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, togate, standing left, erecting trophy for his victory over the Macedonians at Pydna in 168 BC; to left, the captive King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons standing right. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. A superb, lustrous and bright example. Some very minor flatness on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 626
Q. Pompeius Rufus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.34 g, 8 h), Rome. Q•POMPEI• Q•F / RVFVS Curule chair flanked by an arrow, on the left, and a laurel branch; below, raised tablet bearing COS. Rev. SVLLA• COS Curule chair flanked by a lituus, on the left, and a wreath; below, raised tablet bearing Q•POMPEI•RVF. Babelon (Cornelia) 49, (Pompeia) 5. Crawford 434/2. Sydenham 909. Well centered and clear. Minor scratches on the reverse, and some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 627
The Pompeians. Cn. Nerius, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.66 g, 4 h), Rome. NERI•Q•VRB Head of Saturn to right, with harpa behind his neck. Rev. [L•LENT] C•MARC Aquila to right between two signa inscribed H (Hastati) and P (Principes); below, COS. Babelon, Neria 1. Crawford 441/1. CRI 2. Sydenham 937. With some marks on obverse and reverse struck off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Attractive "elephant"denarius of Caesar
Lot 628
Julius Caesar, April-August 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.82 g, 2 h), mint moving with Caesar. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, axe with wolf’s head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cr. 443/1. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. Vagi 41. Lightly toned; a clear example. Struck slightly off-center on an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 629
Julius Caesar, April-August 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 1 h), mint moving with Caesar. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, axe with wolf’s head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cr. 443/1. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. Vagi 41. Lightly toned. Obverse struck off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 630
Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.44 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 631
Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.43 g, 5 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Well centered and toned. Slightly porous and with some scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 632
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.31 g, 10 h), Rome. L PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa, facing, with coiled snake to either side. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, head turned slightly to the left, holding reins and conducting the four rearing horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 15. Crawford 453/1a. Sydenham 959. Somewhat rough obverse and some flatness on the perimeter, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 633
Julius Caesar, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.97 g, 3 h), Rome or an African mint (Utica?). COS TERT DICT ITER Head of Ceres to right, wearing wreath of barley. Rev. AVGVR / PONT MAX Culullus, aspergillum, jug and lituus; to right, D. Babelon (Julia) 16. CRI 57. Crawford 467/1a. Sydenham 1023. Nicely toned. Edge nick at 9h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 634
Julius Caesar, Late 46-early 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Trophy of Gallic arms with a seated captives on each side. Babelon (Julia) 11. Crawford 468/1. CRI 58. Sydenham 1014. Toned. Banker's mark on cheek and off-center reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 635
Julius Caesar, first half of March, 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.67 g, 5 h), with P. Sepullius Macer, Rome. CAESAR [DICT PERP]ETVO Wreathed and veiled head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. P• SEPVLLIVS MACER Venus standing left, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter in her left; at bottom of scepter, shield. Alföldi Type IX. Babelon (Julia) 50, (Sepullia) 5. Crawford 480/13. CRI 107d. Sydenham 1074. Lightly toned; spectacular portrait of Caesar. Areas of flatness from striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 636
Sextus Pompey, 44-43 BC. Fourrée Denarius (Silver, 18.3 mm, 3.34 g, 12 h), mint moving with Sextus Pompey, probably at Massalia, under the fleet commander Q. Nasidius. NEPTVNI Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus to right; below, dolphin swimming downwards; before, trident upwards. Rev. Q.NASIDIVS Galley sailing right; in the prow to right, commander standing right with his right hand raised in salute; in the stern, helmsman holding rudder; above left, star. Babelon (Nasidia) 1, (Pompeia (28). Crawford 483/2. CRI 235. Sydenham 1350. Rare. Beautifully toned and carefully centered; a particularly deceiving plated coin, noted just from the style inconsistencies and the low weight. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 637
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.80 g, 10 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M ANT IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. Victory standing right, holding palm frond, crowning trophy with wreath. BMC Gaul 36. Crawford 489/4. CRI 121. CNR II 133. Sydenham 1159. Nicely centered example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Attractive Aureus of Varus
Lot 638
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 8.02 g, 11 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. C • VIBIVS VARVS Venus, half nude and seen from behind, standing left beside a column, looking at herself in mirror. Babelon (Vibia) 27. Biaggi 23. Calicó 33. Crawford 494/34. Sydenham 1137. RBW 1738. Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 639
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Early 42 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.62 g, 12 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), dated at the 41st (XLI) year of Mark Antony. III•VIR• R•P•C Winged bust of Victory to right, with the features of Fulvia. Rev. ANTONI/ [A]-XLI /IMP Lion walking right. Babelon (Antonia) 32. Crawford 489/6. RPC 513. Sydenham 1163. A scarce type especially in better condition. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 640
Mark Antony and Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), mint moving with M. Antony, under the moneyer M. Barbatius, 41 BC. M•ANT•IMP• AVG•III•VIR• R•P•C•M• BARBAT•Q•P Bare head of M. Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR•IMP• PONT•III•VIR• R•P•C• Bare head of Octavian to right. Crawford 517/2. Sydenham 1181. A lovely piece, bright, sharp and attractive. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Only two in private hands
Lot 641
Mark Antony, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.01 g, 12 h), uncertain travelling with Antony, under the quatrovir P. Clodius. M·ANTONIVS·III·VIR·R·P·C Bare head of M. Antony to right. Rev. P·CLODIVS·M·F – IIII·VIR·A·P·F Winged and radiate male figure standing to left, with bow and quiver over his left shoulder, holding caduceus in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left; his right foot on globe; to left of globe, eagle on cippus; next to his left foot, shield. Babelon (Antonia) 19, (Claudia) 20. Bahrfeldt 45. Buttrey, ANSNNM 137, 45. Calicó 102. Cohen 73. CRI 144. Crawford 494/5. Of the highest rarity, one of only two in private hands, out of the ten known examples. Rather battered and worn. Fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Cleopatra & Mark Antony
Lot 642
Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.02 g, 12 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, 36 BC. ΒΑCΙΛΙCCΑ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑC ΘΕΑ ΝΕΩΤΕΡΑ Diademed bust of Cleopatra to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟC ΑΥΤΟΚPΑΤΩΡ ΤΡΙΤΟΝ ΤΡΙΩΝ ΑΝΔΡΩΝ Bare head of Mark Antony to right. BMC 53. Kraay-Hirmer pl. 220, 809. Prieur 27. RPC 4094. A desirable coin of huge importance, with a stunning portrait of Mark Antony. Obverse slightly worn, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 643
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.37 g, 7 h), Patrae (?) for the 5th legion, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT•AVG / III•VIR•R•P•C• Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG V Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/18. CRI 354. Sydenham 1221. Off-center obverse and slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 644
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.48 g, 7 h), Patrae (?) for the 6th legion, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT•AVG / III•VIR•R•P•C• Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG VI Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/19. CRI 356. Sydenham 1223. Well struck and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 646
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h), Patrae (?) for the 15th legion, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT•AVG / III•VIR•R•P•C• Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG XV Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/30. CRI 371. Sydenham 1235. Well struck and clear example. Obverse off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1013
ROMAN REPUBLIC. Circa 2nd - 1st century BC. (Silver, 69.07 g). Lot of Twenty Roman Republican silver coins consisting of mostly Denarii. Various obverse and reverse types. Average Fine to Very fine. Lot sold as is, no returns (20).
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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