obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 593
Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 1.62 g, 11 h), Caesarea, Cappadocia, 59-60. [NERO CLAVD DIVI CL]AVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Victory seated right on globe, holding wreath in both hands. BMC 409. RIC 617. RPC 3645. Sydenham 82. A sharp example, with a really fine portrait and pleasant surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 608
Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.55 g, 1 h), Syria, Apamea, Seleukid year 326 (ςKΓ) = 14-15. Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΙΕPΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ ςKΓ Nike advancing to right, holding wreath and palm. RPC 4375. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 614
Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 12.44 g, 6 h), Phoenicia, Tyros. AYT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE Laureate head of Caracalla to right; over eagle standing to right with closed wings; to right, club. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠAT Δ Laureate head of Hercules-Melqart to right bearing the features of Caracalla, with lion skin tied around his neck. Prieur 1543. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Restitution Denarius of Mark Antony
Lot 645
Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.16 g, 12 h), restitution issue of Mark Antony legionary type, Rome, 156-166. ANTONIVS AVGVR / III VIR R P C Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST LEG VI Legionary eagle between two standards. BMC 501. Cohen 83. MIR 18, 120-4 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 443 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Well struck and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 647
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 9.26 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 27 BC. CAISAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGV-STVVS in two lines within laurel wreath. RIC² 485. RPC 2231. Unusual spelling mistake on the reverse. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 648
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 10.55 g, 12 h), Ephesos, c. 25 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Bunch of six ears of grain, tied together. BMC 697. RIC² 478. RPC 2214. Sutherland Group V. Some scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 649
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.01 g, 1 h), Ephesos, c. 25 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Garlanded and filleted altar; on the front, two stags facing each other. BMC 694. BN 922. RIC² 479. RPC I 2215. Toned. Scratch on the reverse, and slightly off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Attractive As for the deified Augustus
Lot 650
Divus Augustus, died AD 14. As (Copper, 27.5 mm, 10.80 g, 7 h), struck under Tiberius, Rome, 22/3-30. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Augustus to left. Rev. S - C / PROVIDENT Altar. BMC 146 (Tiberius). BN 132 (Tiberius). Cohen 228. RIC² 81 (Tiberius). An attractive piece with light brown patina. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 651
Divus Augustus, died AD 14. As (Copper, 26.5 mm, 9.74 g, 5 h), Restitution issue under Domitian, Rome, 81-82. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Divus Augustus left; small star above. Rev. IMP D CAES AVG RESTITVIT /S C Eagle standing left, with spread wings on globe, head turned right. BMC 506 (Domitian). Komnick Type 3.0. RIC² 824 (Domitian). Glossy dark green surfaces; particularly pleasant. Some flat areas on the perimeter, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Rare Restitution Denarius of Augustus
Lot 652
Augustus. Restitution issue struck under Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 2 h), Rome. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum on left to the left, and lituus on right to the right. BMC 536, pl. 13, 18 (but misattributed as lifetime issue). Cf. RIC² I, 208. A pleasant, toned example from a particularly rare series. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 653
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 17.81 g, 1 h), Commagene, 19-20. TI•CAESAR•DIVI• AVGVSTI•F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONT•MAXIM •COS•III• IMP•VII•TR• POT•XXII Winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. RIC² 90. RPC I 3869. Light brown patina; powerful portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 654
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Quadrans (Copper, 17.5 mm, 2.78 g, 7 h), Rome, 40-41. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG around pileus flanked by large S C. Rev. PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT around R C C. BMC 64. Cohen 7. RIC² 52. Well struck and clear with a lovely chocolate patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 655
Claudius, 41-54. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 10.61 g, 6 h), Ephesus, 41-42. TI CLAVD CAES AVG Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. COM ASI / ROM ET AVG Distyle temple of Roma and Augustus, enclosing standing and facing figures of Claudius, holding long scepter, being crowned by Fortuna, holding cornucopia. BMC 228. BN 304-6. Cohen 3. RIC² 120 (Pergamon). RPC 2221. Toned. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 656
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29 mm, 10.09 g, 12 h), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. S - C Minerva, helmeted, advancing right, holding a shield with her left hand and brandishing a javelin with her right. BMC 206. BN 233. Cohen 84. RIC² 116. Dark brown surfaces. Slight roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 657
Claudius, 41-54. Quadrans (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.32 g, 7 h), Rome, 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Modius on three legs. Rev. PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around S • C. BMC 182. Cohen 72. RIC² 90. von Kaenel Type 65. Earthen green patina, as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 81 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely As of Claudius for Germanicus
Lot 658
Germanicus, died 19. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.17 g, 7 h), struck under Claudius, Rome, 50-54. GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N Bare head of Germanicus to right. Rev. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large S C. BMC 218 (Claudius). Cohen 9. RIC² 106 (Claudius). A wonderful coin with a splendid portrait and a lovely dark green patina. Some tiny scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 659
Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.81 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 65. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C Victory, draped, flying to left, holding shield inscribed S P Q R in both hands. BMC 241. BN 399. Cohen 288. RIC² 312. Green patina. Cleaning marks on fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 660
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.27 g, 5 h), Rome, struck late April-20 December 69. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. PONT MAXIM Vesta seated to right, holding patera in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 34-37. BN 71-74. Cohen 72. RIC² 107. Obverse very slightly off center; some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Stylish Denarius of Vespasian minted in Ephesus
Lot 661
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h), Ephesus, struck circa 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / EPHE Concordia seated left on throne, holding two grain-ears and poppy-head in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; feet resting on stool. BMC 453. BN 343. Cohen 67. RIC² 1428. RPC 830. Scarce, well centered and clear. Slightly doubled inscription on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 662
Vespasian, 69-79. As (Copper, 26 mm, 11.54 g, 6 h), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. VICTORIA NAVALIS / S - C Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. Cohen 632. RIC² 336. Beautiful green patina strengthening a impressively bold portrait of Vespasian. Minor rough areas near the edges, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 663
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.04 g, 7 h), Rome, 75. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PON MAX TR P COS VI Victory standing left on prow, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left. Cohen 368. RIC 93. RIC² 777. Toned. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 664
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), Rome, 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IOVIS CVSTOS Jupiter standing facing, holding long scepter and sacrificing from patera over lighted altar. Coehn 222. RIC² 849. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Trajan Decius for Vespasianus
Lot 665
Divus Vespasian, died 79. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 2.64 g, 12 h), commemorative issue, struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, 251. DIVO VESPASIANO Radiate head of Divus Vespasian to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing to right, head turned to left, with wings spread. Cohen 651. RIC 79 (Trajan Decius). Toned. Rough area on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Titus Denarius
Lot 666
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome, 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P VIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P Trophy; at base, bound captive kneeling to right. BMC 15. BN 12. Cohen 274. Hendin 1583. RIC² 30. A rare, well struck, sharp and clear Denarius. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lovely portrait of Domitian
Lot 667
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.43 g, 6 h), struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS Garlanded and flaming altar, decorated with wreath. BMC (Titus) 92. BN (Titus) 76. Cohen 215. RIC² (Titus) 266. Sharp, toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Honouring the Secular Games
Lot 668
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Rome, September - December 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII separated by a cippus inscribed with LVD / SAEC / FEC; all within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top with a medallion. BMC 137. BN 126. Cohen 70. RIC² 604. A rare, attractive and well struck piece, honouring the Secular Games (Ludi saeculares). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 669
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.44 g, 7 h), Rome, 88-89. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and spear with her left; at her feet, shield. Cohen 251. RIC² 139. Nicely toned, perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A appealing aureus of Domitian
Lot 670
Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.15 g), Rome, 90-91. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS / COSXV Domitian leading slow quadriga to left, holding laurel branch in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 175. Cohen 154 var. (orientation of portrait). Calicó 844. RIC² 700. Well centered. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 671
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.30 g, 5 h), Rome, 90-91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and spear with her left; shield at her side. Cohen 264. RIC² 721. A well centered and toned example. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 672
Domitian, 81-96. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 13.91 g, 5 h), Rome, 90-91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C Virtus standing right, left foot set on tiny helmet, holding long spear with right hand and parazonium with left. BMC 446. Cohen 657. RIC² 706. An attractive coin with a fine portrait and a glossy, dark green patina. Skilfully cleaned and smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 673
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome, 92. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield. BMC 187. Cohen 273. RIC² 728. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
A mint state Denarius
Lot 674
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Rome, 1 January-13 September 92. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P Minerva standing front, head to left, holding a spear with her right hand and thunderbolt with her left; shield set on the ground to right. BMC 192. BN 178. Cohen 272. RIC² 732. A well struck particularly sharp and bright example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 161 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 675
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.82 g, 7 h), Rome, 94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva walking to right, holding spear in her right hand and shield. BMC 222. Cohen 288. RIC² 766. Well struck and clear example with a strong portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 676
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 22.80 g, 6 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS IIII P P / S C Pax seated left holding olive branch and scepter. Banti 336. BMC 745. Cohen 636. RIC 432. Woytek 107a. Dark brown glossy patina indicates an old pedigree around, or before 30s. Smoothed surfaces and some tooling, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 677
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory, fully draped, advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Cohen 242. BMC 121. BN 127. RIC 60. Woytek 130b. A lustrous and well-struck example with pleasant surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 678
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.38 g, 6 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 Victory advancing to left, holding wreath and palm. BMC 122. Cohen 242. RIC 60. A particularly sharp and well centered example; toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 679
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.83 g, 7 h), Rome, 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery covering his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding cornucopia in his left hand and patera in his right; below patera, lighted altar. BMC 206-208. RIC 184. Woytek 217b. Toned; rare with altar on the left field. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 680
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.23 g, 7 h), Rome, 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, wearing aegis. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Pax seated left on throne with a back, holding olive branch with the extended right hand and long scepter with the left; to left, Dacian kneeling right, holding out hands. Cohen 417. BMC 218. BN 398. RIC 187. Woytek 220c. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 681
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 25.99 g, 5 h), Rome, 106-107. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with drapery covering his left shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C Dacia seated left on shield in attitude of mourning; to left, trophy. Banti 240. BMC 787. Cohen 531. RIC 560. Woytek 243b. Well struck, with an attractive light brown patina, and a good portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 682
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Rome, mid 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory landing left on shields, holding wreath and palm. Cohen 74. RIC 128. Woytek 270a. A sharp and toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 683
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 7 h), Rome, 112-113. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S•P•Q•R• OPTIMO PRINCIPI / ARAB ADQ Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; at feet to left, camel. Cohen 26. RIC 245. Woytek 396a. Well centered and clear; very rare with this bust type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 684
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24 mm, 8.37 g, 5 h), Rome, for circulation in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P Wreath containing large S C. BMC 1093-1094. Cohen 123. RIC 647. Woytek 937v. Well struck and centered. Stripped patina, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 685
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 23 mm, 7.57 g, 5 h), Rome, but for use in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1091. Cohen -. RIC - (cf. 648). Woytek 937e. Pleasant original patina with some earthen highlights. Reverse somewhat off and with a flan crack from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 686
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 18.5 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Rome, 121-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Eagle, with spread wings, standing right, his head turned to left. Rev. P M TR P COS III / S C Winged thunderbolt. BMC 1279. Cohen 1167. RIC 625. Green patina with strong earthen highlights. Some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 687
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 17.5 mm, 3.14 g, 6 h), Rome, 121-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Eagle, with spread wings, standing right, his head turned to left. Rev. P M TR P COS III / S C Winged thunderbolt. BMC 1279. Cohen 1167. RIC 625. An attractive example with a lovely dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 688
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.14 g, 5 h), Rome, 124-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS III Genius standing left, holding a cornucopia with his left hand and sacrificing from patera held in his right over a lighted and filleted altar to left. BMC 396. Cohen 335. RIC 173. Sharp, toned and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 689
Hadrian, 117-138. As (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.68 g, 7 h), struck in Rome for circulation in the eastern provinces, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, seen from behind. Rev. COS III / S C Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks left, holding grain ears; below, river-god swimming left. BMC 1350-2. McAlee 544. RIC 680. RPC 3756. With a strong portrait. Some earthen deposits and slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Attractive quadrans of Hadrian
Lot 690
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 16.5 mm, 3.07 g, 7 h), Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III / S C Aquila between two standards. BMC 1381A. Cohen 450. RIC 977. Glossy dark green surfaces. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 691
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.89 g, 7 h), Rome, 132-134. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. CLEMENTIA AVG P P / COS III Clementia standing left, holding patera and scepter. Cohen 233. BMC 539. RIC 207. Sharply struck. Particularly elegant style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 692
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.21 g, 7 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. FIDES PVBLICA Fides standing front, head to right, holding grain ears in her right hand and plate of fruits in her left. BMC 627. Cohen 716. RIC 241a. Well centered, with an attractive dark tone; splendid portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 693
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.17 g, 5 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 128-134. SABINA AVGVSTA - HADRIANI AVG P P Draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair piled on top of her head above an elaborate stephane. Rev. Anepigraphic. Vesta seated to left, holding Palladium in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left. BMC 925. Cohen 85. Hill 372. RIC 413a (Hadrian). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 694
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.31 g, 7 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 128-134. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair falling in a long plait down behind her neck. Rev. PVDI-CITIA Pudicitia standing left, drawing out folds of drapery. BMC 911. Cohen 62. RIC 407 (Hadrian). Well centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 695
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bareheaded and draped bust of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on cornucopiae. BMC 981. Cohen 3. RIC 436. An attractive piece. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Antoninus Pius as Caesar
Lot 696
Antoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138. As (Copper, 31 mm, 12.36 g, 11 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 25 February - 10 July 138. IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS Head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM / S C / TR P COS Concordia standing facing, head left, holding two standards. Cohen 144. RIC 1086 (Hadrian). Scarce issue as Caesar; original mint luster (!). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. BMC 160. Cohen 15 var (Aurelius bust type). RIC 417b. Nicely centered and toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 698
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33.5 mm, 22.37 g), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TIBERIS / SC Tiber reclining left resting elbow on urn from which water flows, resting hand on prow and holding reed. Cohen 819. Banti 414. RIC 642a. Clear and most attractive with an elegant portrait. Some tooling and smoothing on the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 699
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.92 g, 7 h), Rome, 151-52. IMP CAES T AEL HADR AN-TONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT XV COS IIII / PAX Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 749. Cohen 585. RIC 216a. A lovely example, well centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 700
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31.5 mm, 23.08 g, 5 h), Rome mint, 152-153. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P XVI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. SALVS AVG COS IIII / S - C Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled round altar and holding long scepter. Banti 357. BMC 1925. RIC III 906. Same obverse die as Triton XI (2008), 935. Natural patina. Some incleaned deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 701
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.34 g, 5 h), Rome, 139. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT XX COS IIII Annona seated right on a throne with a back, holding cornucopia; to her right, modius. BMC 878. Cohen 1021. RIC 262. A most attractive, fresh piece of particularly nice style and with a stunning portrait of Antoninus pius. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 702
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.33 g, 12 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 703
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), struck under her husband, Antoninus Pius, Rome, struck to commemorate her death in AD 140, 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair in a bun bound with pearls at the top of her head. Rev. AETERNITAS Aeternitas (or Providentia) standing left, holding globe and billowing veil. Cohen 32. RIC 351 (Antoninus pius). Lustrous. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 704
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.89 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 145-147. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS II Honos standing left, holding a branch in his right hand and cornucopia in his left. BMC 594. Cohen 110. RIC 429a (Antoninus Pius). A beautiful piece with a splendid portrait of the young prince, lightly and attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 705
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome, 148-149. AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus to right, with short, neat beard. Rev. TR POT III COS II Minerva standing right, holding inverted spear in her right hand and leaning on shield with her left. BMC 683. Cohen 618. RIC 444. Sharp, nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 706
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), Rome, 163-164. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III / ARMEN Armenia seated left, mourning in front of a vexillum and a shield, her left hand set on bow behind. BMC 274. Cohen 7. RIC 81. Perfectly centered, lovely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 707
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.46 g, 12 h), Rome, 168-169. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. LIBERAL AVG V COS III Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 492. Cohen 412. MIR 18. RIC 206. Attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 708
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.84 g, 6 h), struck under her father, Antoninus Pius, Rome, 150-152. FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising a fold of her skirt. Cohen 46. RIC 501 (Antoninus Pius). Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 709
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 25.27 g, 1 h), struck under her husband, Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 161-164. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. FECVNDITAS / S - C Fecunditas standing front, her head turned to right, holding long vertical scepter with her right hand and child in her left. Banti 59. BMC 905 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 100. RIC 1638 (Marcus Aurelius). Well centered and with a natural green-brown patina. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 710
Faustina Junior, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 23.40 g, 12 h), struck under her husband, Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 170-175/6. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right, her hair in a long braid bound up in a bun at the back. Rev. MATRI MAGNAE / SC Mater Magna (Cybele) seated right on throne between two lions. Banti 92. Cohen 169. RIC 1663 (Marcus Aurelius). Green patina. Skilfully cleaned and scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Interesting contemporary imitation
Lot 711
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.55 g, 6 h), a contemporary imitation copying an official issue of Rome, struck c. 152-153. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right, slightly barbarized in style. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on a backless throne, holding flower and resting elbow on cornucopia, a globe under throne. Cf. Cohen 54 & RIC 502a for prototype. A sharply struck example. Some earthen deposits and slightly off-center reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 712
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 6.41 g, 5 h), Rome, 162-163. IMP CAES L VERVS AVG Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P III / COS II Salus standing left, holding a sceptre with his left hand and, from a patera held in her right, feeding a snake coiled around an altar at her feet to left. BMC 232. Calicó 2163. Cohen 172 var. (different bust type). RIC 496 (Marcus Aurelius). Pierced and repaired; rough surfaces with some scratches, otherwise, nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 713
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.01 g, 5 h), Rome, 163. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P III IMP II COS II / ARMEN Armenia, wearing cloak and breeches to ankles, and pointed cap, seated left, on ground, in attitude of mourning, propping head on her right hand, her right elbow bent and resting on right knee, her left hand resting on ground; to left, behind her, vexillum, and to left and right, behind her, shields. BMC 239 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 6. RIC 501 (Marcus Aurelius). A bright and clear example. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 714
Commodus, 177-192. Dupondius (Bronze, 25 mm, 13.52 g, 12 h), Struck under his father, Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 178. L AVREL COMMO-DVS AVG TR P III Radiate head of Commodus to right, with slight drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P / S - C Libertas standing left, holding pileus and long scepter. RIC 1591 (Marcus Aurelius) var. (bust type). Light red-green patina with attractive details for issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 715
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.30 g, 5 h), Rome, 179. L AVREL COMMODVS AVG Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P Victory seated left, holding patera in her right hand and palm branch with her left. BMC 801. Cohen 775. RIC 666 (Aurelius). A beautiful early portrait of the young Augustus. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 716
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.35 g, 12 h), Rome, 183-184. M COMMODVS AN-TON AVG PIVS Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. PM TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP Mars standing right, holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield set on ground. Cohen 427. RIC 71. A rare variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Powerful and artistic portrait of Commodus
Lot 717
Commodus, 177-192. Dupondius (Bronze, 25 mm, 13.03 g, 6 h), Rome, 181. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG Radiate head of Commodus to right. Rev. PROVI DEOR TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P / S - C Providentia standing left, holding scepter and wand over globe set on ground to left. BMC 465. Cohen 626. RIC 317. With a particularly powerful portrait of Commodus. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 718
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Head of Commodus to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. HER-CVL / ROM-AN / AV-GV In three lines divided by upright club; all within wreath. Cohen 190. RIC 251. Interesting portrait. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 444 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare variation
Lot 719
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.69 g, 7 h), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. BONI EVENTVS Bonus Eventus standing right, holding plate of fruit in her right hand and two grain ears in her left. BMC -. Cohen 10 var (obverse legend). RIC 5c note. Extremely rare. An attractive piece with a fine portrait; an unusually heavy example. Struck on the usual short flan and with some minor metal flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 720
Clodius Albinus, Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.01 g, 6 h), Rome, 193-195. D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma, helmeted, draped and holding palladium in her right hand and a scepter in her left, seated left on a shield. BMC 43. Cohen 61. RIC 11a. With a most attractive and expressive portrait. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 721
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.49 g, 12 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, 194-195. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES Head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. MINER PACIF COS II Minerva standing facing, head left, holding olive branch shield and spear. Cohen 48. BMC 96ff. RIC 7. Toned, and with a particularly thoughtful depiction of Albinus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 722
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.25 g, 6 h), Rome, 200-201. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR VRBIS Septimius Severus, in military dress, standing left, holding a patera in his outstretched right hand over tripod altar, and a reversed spear in his left. BMC 202. Cohen 599. RIC 167. An attractive piece of good style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 723
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.54 g, 6 h), Rome, 198-200. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter seated to left on throne with a back, holding Victory and long scepter. Cohen 237. RIC 130. Very rare denarius; only the third example available. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 724
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.49 g, 12 h), Rome, 198-200. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. FORTVNAE AVGG Fortuna standing facing, head turned to right, foot on prow, holding cornucopia and rudder on globe. BMC 127-8. Cohen 195. RIC 126a. Bright and clear; with an artistic portrait of Septimius. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 725
Septimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.90 g, 6 h), Rome. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. BMC 342. Cohen 3. RIC 273. An uncommon and interesting Denarius with the imperial couple. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 726
Divus Septimius Severus, died 211. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.27 g, 1 h), struck under his son, Caracalla, Rome, 211-217. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Garlanded funeral pyre surmounted by facing quadriga. BMC 27. Cohen 89. RIC 191f. Gently toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 727
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.98 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Laodicea ad Mare, 198-202. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. HILARITAS Hilaritas standing left, holding palm frond with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 600. Cohen 72. RIC 639. With a charming portrait of the empress. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 728
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.82 g, 6 h), Rome, 202. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. PART MAX PON TR V COS Two captives seated flanking base of trophy. Cohen 179. RIC 65. A nice example with a lovely portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 729
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h), Rome, 213. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVI COS III P P Hercules standing left, holding olive branch in his right hand, club and lion’s skin with his left. Cohen 220. RIC 206a. Sharp and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 730
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.36 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 lightly toned; particularly sharp and clear reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 731
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.15 g, 7 h), Struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome, 202-203. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, holding scepter and child. BMC 422 (Septimius Severus and Caracalla). Cohen 16. RIC 367. Perfectly centered, lovely luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 732
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.18 g, 1 h), Rome. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Rev. CONCORDIA FELIX Plautilla, on the left standing right, and Caracalla, on the right standing left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 418. Cohen 12. RIC 365a. Nicely toned. Oblong flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 733
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.11 g, 7 h), struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Rev. PROPAGO IMPERI Plautilla, on the left standing right, and Caracalla, on the right standing left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 406. Cohen 21. RIC 362. Toned and attractive; fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 734
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.15 g, 12 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right, seen from the back. Rev. SECVRIT IMPERII Securitas seated left on a high-backed throne, holding globe in her right hand and leaning her left on the arm of the throne. BMC 240. Cohen 183. RIC 20b. With a splendid portrait of the young prince, nicely toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 735
Macrinus, 217-218. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.90 g, 1 h), Rome, April to December 217. [IMP C M O]PEL [SEV M]ACRI[NVS AVG] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. VOTA PVBL P M TR P Securitas seated l., holding sceptre and propping head on l. hand; at her feet, garlanded and lighted altar. BMC 5. Calicó 2981. Cohen 152. RIC 12. Only the second example of this extremely rare type. Heavily worn, otherwise, fair.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 736
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.63 g, 12 h), Rome, 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. SALVS PVBLICA Salus seated on a backless throne, partially facing but turned to the left, holding scepter and feeding from a patera, a snake coiled around an altar to left. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC 89. A rare variety. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 737
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.04 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. FELICITAS TEMPORVM Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 52. Cohen 15. RIC 59. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 738
Macrinus, 217-218. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 25.67 g, 11 h), Rome, 218. IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P / S C Macrinus, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe and sceptre. Banti 22. Cohen 52. BMC 124. RIC 148. Light green patina; a scarce Sestertius in the series of Macrinus; Banti records 3 examples. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 739
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.13 g, 1 h), Rome. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Draped bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian standing facing, head turned to right, holding standard and scepter, two standards to his right. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 102. A sharp and clear example. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare variant with aegis
Lot 740
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 25.52 g, 6 h), Rome. M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, wearing aegis on his left shoulder. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS / S C Diadumenian, as Princeps Iuventutis standing facing, his head turned to right, holding signum in his right hand and scepter with his left; to right, two signa. Banti 4. BMC (Macrinus) 150 var. Cohen 7. RIC 211 var. (differing bust type). Attractive green patina; struck on a broad coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 741
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.30 g, 5 h), Antioch, 219. ANTONINVS • PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. T P II P P/ COS II Elagabalus driving slow quadriga to the west, holding branch and eagle-tipped scepter. BMC 306. Cohen 1285. RIC 175. Attractively toned and sharply struck. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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