nomos 12
22 May 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 151
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.84 g 6), Spanish mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta?), 19-18 BC. AVGVSTVS CAESAR Oak-wreathed head of Augustus to left. Rev. DIVVS IVLIVS Eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. BMC 326. Cohen 97. RIC 37b. Attractively struck on a broad flan. Somewhat lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A lovely Sestertius of Nero with a beautiful dark green patina
Lot 153
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 26.83 g 6), Lugdunum, c. 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P Laureate head of Nero to left, with globe at point of bust. Rev. DECVRSIO / S - C Nero, bare-headed and in military dress, riding horse prancing to right with a lion skin saddle cloth, holding spear in left hand and reins with his right; behind him, soldier riding to right, holding a vexillum over his right shoulder. BMC 316. RIC 508. WCN 448. Very attractive dark green patina with some minor pitting. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Stunning Hemidrachm of Nero from Caesarea
Lot 154
Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 1.71 g 1), Caesarea, Cappadocia, 59-60. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD 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. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Pedigreed to the mid 18th century!
Lot 155
Otho, 15 January - 17 April 69. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.47 g 6), Rome. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. SECVRITAS P R Securitas standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 19. Cohen 15. RIC 10. Rare. Very old, mottled toning. With a fascinating pedigree. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 156
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.41 g 7), Rome, 92-93. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield. BMC 200. Cohen 280. RIC 739. A lovely piece, toned and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 157
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 22.69 g, 6 h), Rome, 100. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS III P P / S C Pax seated to left, holding branch in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 731 note. Cohen 624. MIR 76a. RIC 413. Pleasant dark green patina and with a bold, early portrait. Very minor double striking on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 158
Trajan, 98-117. Uncertain (Bronze, 23mm, 4.17 g 6), 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. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1093-1094. McAlee 509. MIR 957v. An amazingly fine and clear piece, with a dark green patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 159
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.17 g 7), Rome, 118. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. P M TR P COS II / PAX Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 78. Cohen 1015. RIC 44. A sharp and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Extremely rare depiction of the temple of Hercules in Gades
Lot 160
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.08 g 7), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Hercules standing facing, holding an apple in his left hand and resting his right on the handle of his club, propped on the ground; to his left and right, female figure, draped and wearing a curious headdress, each raising her right hand and turning her head towards him; they all stand in a flat-roofed pavilion supported by four columns or pillars; below the feet of Hercules, ladder-like flight of stairs leading to the pavilion; to left, stern of galley; to right, head of Jupiter to right. BMC -, but see pl. 48, 20 = Cohen 1085. Calicó 1324. RIC 60 var. Extremely rare and with a very unusual reverse. Minor bang on Hadrian’s nose, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Lot 161
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.33 g 6), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE Hadrian, togate, standing right, extending his right hand to grasp that of Hispania, who kneels left before him; between them, rabbit to left. BMC 883. Cohen 1270. RIC 326. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A bold and life-like portrait of Hadrian
Lot 162
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.48 g 6), Rome, c. 137. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA Hadrian, togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod altar. BMC 777. Cohen 1481. RIC 290. Sharp and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 163
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.46 g 6), Rome, December 163 - December 164. M ANTONINVS AVG IMP II Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. CONCORD AVG TR P XVIII / COS III Concordia seated to left. BMC 242. Cohen. 44. RIC 87. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
A magnificent Medallion of Marcus Aurelius from the Gnecchi Collection
Lot 164
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Medallion (Bronze, 40mm, 51.78 g 12), Rome, 168. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III Jupiter standing facing, with drapery over his arms, holding a thunderbolt in his right hand over a togate figure of Marcus Aurelius to left and, in his left hand, holding a long scepter over a togate figure of Lucius Verus. Cohen 886. Gnecchi 52, pl. 63, 3 (this coin illustrated). MIR 18, 1040-1/37. Very rare and with an extensive pedigree. Clear and attractive with a brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
From the Collection of M. Canovas, Vinchon, 1994, 65
Lot 166
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33.5mm, 25.13 g 12), Rome, 161. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P / COS II / S - C Marcus Aurelius, on the left, standing right, and Lucius Verus, on the right, standing left, clasping hands. Banti 21. BMC 859. RIC 1284. A well-struck example in high relief and with a dark green and brown patina with some red. Two very minor flan cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 167
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 7.12 g 1), Rome, 164-169. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right, her hair tied into a bun at the back. Rev. VENVS Venus standing left, holding an apple in her right hand and a long scepter in her left. BMC 320. Calicó 2218. Cohen 69. RIC 783. Rare. With a fine portrait of good style. Edge smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
A rare and exceptional Denarius of Pescennius Niger
Lot 168
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.71 g 1), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. IOVI PRAE ORBIS Jupiter seated left on stool, holding Victory in his right hand and long scepter in his left. BMC 303. Cohen 41 var. (eagle on sceptre). RIC 43b corr. (holding Victory not eagle). Very well struck on good silver. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Another great example of Pescennius Niger
Lot 169
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.08 g 12), Antioch. IMP CAES PESC - NIGER IVST AVC Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. IVSTI - TIA AVG Justitia standing facing, her head to left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC -, but cf. p. 78, note 305. Cohen 44. RIC 49. A very well-struck, sharp example with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 170
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.38 g 6), Rome, 200-201. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. PROVID AVGG Providentia standing left, holding long scepter in her left hand and wand in her right; at her feet to left, globe. BMC 197. Cohen 586. RIC 166. Sharply struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
A lovely As of Caracalla with a natural green patina
Lot 171
Caracalla, 198-217. As (Copper, 26mm, 10.57 g 6), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P / S - C Aesculapius standing facing, his head turned to left, holding serpent entwined staff with his right hand; at his feet to right, globe. BMC 293 note. Cohen 304. RIC 553a. Very attractive green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 174
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.77 g, 6 h), Rome. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian standing front, his head turned to right, holding standard with his right hand and scepter in his left; to right, two standards. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 102. Sharp, clear and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A very rare and most attractive Aureus of Elagabalus
Lot 175
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 21mm, 6.49 g 4), Rome, 220-221. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right Rev. P M TR P III COS III P P Elagabalus, standing left in quadriga walking to left, holding branch in his raised right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, six-pointed star. BMC 183. Calicó 3013a. RIC 35. Very rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 176
Aquilia Severa, Augusta, second and fourth wife of Elagabalus, 220-221 & 221-222. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.84 g 1), Rome. IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Aquilia Severa to right, her hair in a queue twisted into a knot at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia standing left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left; to right, star; to left, altar. BMC 184. Cohen 2. RIC 226. Rare. A lovely and sharply struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
A mint state Denarius of Diva Paulina
Lot 177
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 2.74 g 12), Rome. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Peacock in splendor. BMC 135. Cohen 1. RIC 1. A virtually perfect example, lustrous and with a most elegant portrait. FDC.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 178
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.38 g 12), Rome, 235-236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. A brilliant, lustrous, sharp and clear example. FDC.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
A very rare Denarius of Gordian II
Lot 179
Gordian II, 238. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.46 g 6), Rome, March-April 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 28. Cohen 12. RIC 2. Rare. Sharp and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Another exceptional Denarius of Gordian Africanus
Lot 180
Gordian II, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.70 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG Virtus standing left, holding shield set on ground in right hand and spear in left. BMC 30. Cohen 14. RIC 3. Very rare. Lustrous and with a splendid portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 181
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.08 g 12), Rome. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 52-54. Cohen 26. RIC 6. A most elegant example, lustrous and sharp. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 182
Balbinus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.92 g 6), Rome. IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory standing left, holding laurel wreath in her raised right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 38. Cohen 27. RIC 8. A wonderfully sharp, well-centered and lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 184
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.08 g, 6 h), Antioch, 247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. AETERNITAS AVGG Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. Cohen 5. RIC 246A (misdescribed, elephant to right). With an unusually detailed elephant. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 185
Tacitus, 275-276. Antoninianus or Aurelianus (Billon, 23mm, 4.81 g 1), Lugdunum, November-December 275. IMP C CL TACITVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. PROVID DEOR Providentia standing left, holding cornucopiae with her left hand and, in her right, scepter pointed downward at a globe at her feet. RIC on line 3260. A superb, sharp and fully silvered example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 186
Tacitus, 275-276. Antoninianus or Aurelianus (Billon, 23mm, 4.44 g 6), Rome, January-June 276. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Radiate bust of Tacitus to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. CLEMENTIA TEMP / XXIZ Clementia standing facing, her head to left and with her legs crossed, leaning her left elbow on a low column and holding a long scepter with her right hand. RIC on line 3578. Very attractive, fully silvered and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
A rare Aureus of Carus
Lot 187
Carus, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 4.76 g 6), Lugdunum, 282. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. PAX AVG Pax striding to left, holding olive branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. Bastien, Lyon, 442f (same dies). Calicó 4270. Cohen 46. RIC 2. Rare. Struck on broad flan. Some minor scratches on the reverse and some minor edge marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
A rare and excellent Antoninianus of Magnia Urbica
Lot 188
Magnia Urbica, Augusta, 283-285. Antoninianus (Billon, 21mm, 3.49 g 6), Lugdunum. MAGNIA VRBICA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Magnia Urbica to right, with her hair in a plait ornamented with pearls and tied up on top of her head, and with a crescent behind her shoulders. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter in her left; in field to left, D. RIC V, 337. A splendid, very sharply struck piece with original silvering and an excellent portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A wonderful and impressive Antoninianus of Diocletian
Lot 189
Diocletian, 284-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 23mm, 3.65 g 2), Lugdunum, 287-289. IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGG Hercules standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; at his feet to left, club. Lyon 208. RIC V, 103. A truly wonderful, very sharply struck example with original silvering and an impressive portrait. Minor flan crack, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 190
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 23mm, 3.91 g 7), Lugdunum, 287-289. IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Maximian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGG Hercules standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; at his feet to left, club. Lyon 216. RIC V, 458. A wonderful example with original silvering. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 191
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 22mm, 3.03 g 7), Siscia. IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximian to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM / B / XXI Maximian and Diocletian standing, facing each other. RIC V, 586. A lovely toned example with original silvering. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 192
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18mm, 3.13 g 12), Ticinum, c. 294. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets and pellet in archway. Jelocnik 32. RIC 14b. A lovely, lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 193
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18mm, 2.66 g 6), Ticinum, c. 295. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets. Jelocnik 36. RIC 18b. Sharp, in high relief and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A very rare Argenteus of Maximianus with a bold portrait
Lot 194
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 20mm, 3.69 g 1), Siscia, c. 300. MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / *SIS Camp gate with open door and three turrets. RIC 64b. Very rare and with a particularly bold portrait. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
From the Beaurains/Arras Hoard of 1922
Lot 195
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 21mm, 5.13 g 6), Treveri, 302-305. MAXI - MIANVS N C Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. MARTI PRO - PVGNATORI / TR Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars to right. Beaurains 270 (this coin). Calicó 4931. RIC VI, p. 171, 63. Very rare. Very well-centered on a very broad flan. Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 33000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 196
Galerius, 305-311. Follis (Bronze, 25mm, 10.97 g 1), Ticinum, 306. IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. FIDES MILITIM / P T Fides seated left, holding two standards. RIC 59b. A superb piece, with lovely very slightly silvery surfaces, very sharply stuck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 197
Galerius, 305-311. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 5.24 g 6), Nikomedia, 305-306. MAXIMIA-NVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. X / MAXI / MIAN / I AVG / SMN in five lines within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom and sealed at the top with a medallion inscribed NK. Calicó 4962. Depeyrot 9/6. RIC 38. Very rare. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 198
Severus II, as Caesar, 305-306. Follis (Bronze, 25mm, 10.47 g 11), Siscia, 305-306. FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C Laureate head of Severus II to right. Rev. CONCORDIA IMPERII / SISB / VI Concordia standing left, holding long staff. RIC 173a. A superb, sharp example with excellent surfaces. Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Ex Bank Leu 7, 1973, 437
Lot 199
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.48 g 12), Nikomedia, 324. Diademed head of Constantine to right, his eye turned upwards. Rev. CONSTANTINVS AVG / SMN Victoria seated to left on shield, holding a Victoriola in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left. Depeyrot 34. RIC 70. Rare and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 200
Julian II, 360-363. Follis (Bronze, 19mm, 3.42 g 7), Siscia, 361-362. D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG Diademed and helmeted bust of Julian II to left, with a short beard, holding a spear and shield, and with rich robes. Rev. VOT / X / MVLT / XX within wreath; below, ASIS between two palm branches. RIC 415. An unusually finely engraved example, with an elegant bust of the emperor. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 201
Valens, 364-378. Miliarense (Silver, 21mm, 4.32 g 12), Antioch, 364-367. D N VALENS - PER F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right, wearing diadem of pearls and rosettes. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / ANTS Valens, in military dress, standing facing, but turned slightly to the right, holding a spear in his right hand and a globus in his left. RIC 4b (this officina unnoted). Very rare. Attractive and clear. A few minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A beautiful Solidus of Gratian of particularly fine style
Lot 202
Gratian, 367-383. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.49 g 6), uncertain northern Italian mint (Mediolanum?), 380-381. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG / COM Two crowned emperors seated facing on double throne, holding globe between them; above, Victory facing; below, palm branch. Depeyrot 1/1. RIC 5d (Mediolanum). A beautiful example of particularly fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 203
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.48 g 6), Mediolanum, 395-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG / M - D / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive to right. Depeyrot 16/1. RIC IX, 35b (RIC X 1205). Well struck and attractive. Some very slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 204
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG B / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Very sharp and with some luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 205
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.49 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG S / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Some softness of strike, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 206
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.46 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG H / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Some flatness of strike and with minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 207
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.40 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG Θ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Light roughness as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 208
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.46 g 6), Constantinople, c. 402-403. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield, which she inscribes XX/XXX. RIC X, 23. A rare variety. Very slightly rough surfaces. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 209
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.48 g 6), Constantinople, c. 403-408. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE Δ / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield, which she inscribes XX/XXX; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 34/2. RIC X, 29. An attractive piece with luster around the devices. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 210
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.42 g 12), Rome, 404-408. DN HONORI - VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG / R-M / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing facing, his head to right and his left foot on bound captive, holding labarum in his right hand and Victory on globe in his left. Cohen 44. Depeyrot 34/2. DOC 723. RIC X, 1254. Bright and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 211
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.52 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG A / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC X, 8. Some slight surface roughness and a few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 212
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG I / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC X, 8. Some slight surface roughness and a few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 213
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.51 g 6), small bust type, Constantinople, 402 - c. 403. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG S / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. RIC X, 27. Some surface roughness and lightly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
An unusually attractive Tremissis of Theodosius II
Lot 214
Theodosius II, 402-450. Tremissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.41 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 408-420. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory walking right, her head turned left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 70/1. RIC X, 213. Attractive. Some minor flattening on the highspots, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 215
Valentinian III, 425-455. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.51 g 6), Ravenna, 430-445. D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / R - V / COMOB Valentinian III standing facing, his right foot set on a human-headed serpent, holding a long cross in his right hand and Victory on globe with his left. RIC 2018. Clear and attractive. Striking fault on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 801 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 216
Marcian, 450-457. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.48 g 6), Constantinople, sixth officina. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust of Marcian, head turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGGS / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross in her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 87/1. MIRB 5b. RIC 510. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A mint state Solidus of Leo I
Lot 217
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Lustrous and clear. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
An exceptional Semissis of Leo I
Lot 218
Leo I, 457-474. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.24 g 7), Constantinople, 457-468. D N LEO PE - RPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing XVXXX on shield resting on her left leg; to right, Christogram. RIC 608. Attractive, lustrous and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 219
Basiliscus, 475-476. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.52 g 12), Constantinople, early-mid 475. D N bASILISCUS P P AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Basiliscus facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield ornamented with rider over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGGB / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 101/1. MIRB 1b. RIC 1003. Vagi 3825. Clear and attractive. Very minor double-striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
A surprisingly individual looking portrait of Zeno
Lot 220
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.47 g 6), Constantinople, third issue. D N ZENO PERP AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Z / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross in her right hand; to right, star. RIC 910. With a surprisingly individual looking portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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