obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 595
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.87 g, 12 h), c. 58-60. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA[NI] Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ARME-NIAC Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC I 615. RPC 3644. Sydenham 81. A lovely coin, sharply struck and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 596
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, with Divus Claudius, 54-68. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 6.34 g, 10 h), c. 63-65. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG Laureate head of Claudius to right. RIC² 619-20. RPC I 3647. Sydenham, Caesarea 66. Toned. Reverse exposed to extreme heat, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 597
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Vespasian with Titus as Caesar, 69-79. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.82 g, 12 h), 76-77. AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC Laureate head of Titus to right. Metcalf 4. RPC 1650. Sydenham, Caesarea 102. Well centered and toned. Some marks and horn silver on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 598
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Time of Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.08 g, 12 h), regnal year B (2) = 99-100. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. Rev. ЄΤ Β Pyramid. RPC III 3130. Sydenham 241. Rare year; brown-green patina. Cleaning marks on fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unicum
Lot 599
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.82 g, 1 h), regnal year B (2) = 118-119. Laureate head of Hadrian to right, within dotted circle. Rev. ET B Club within wreath. Apparently unpublished and unknown for this year cf. RPC Supplement 4, 3147A for an example of year 5. Well struck and clear. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 600
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 1.56 g, 1 h), regnal year Δ (4) = 119/120. AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CEBACT Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. ET Δ Club within dotted circle. RPC III 3072. Toned. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 67 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 601
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 1.67 g, 12 h), year 4 (Δ) = 120-121. AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CEBACT Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ET Δ Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Metcalf 86a. RPC III 3074. Sydenham, Caesarea 255. Toned. Some cleanable deposits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 602
COMMAGENE. Samosata. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.65 g, 6 h), year 60 = 132-133. AΔΡIANOC [CEBA ETΞ] Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΦΛΑ СΑΜΟ ΜΗΤΟC(sic!) ΚΟΜ in four lines within wreath. Butcher 12. RPC 3417. Fine green patina; spelling mistake on the reverse inscription. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 603
COMMAGENE. Zeugma. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 9.02 g, 12 h). [ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΤ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙ] ANTωNINON CΕB ΕY Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ZЄYΓMATEΩN Tetrastyle temple; before, colonnaded peribolos containing grove; above temple, crescent; H to upper left field. RPC online 8532 (cf. example 40 for same numeral). Rare. Slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 604
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Tiberius, 14-37. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.36 g, 12 h). TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAP Radiate head of Divus Augustus to right. Prieur 60. RPC 4161. Very rare. Not depicted in Prieur, who recorded only three examples. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1704 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 605
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. (Bronze, 31 mm, 17.00 g, 1 h). IMP M OTHO [CAE AVG] Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath. BMC 208. McAlee 320. RPC I 4320. A very rare coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 606
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nerva, 96-98. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.39 g, 10 h). IMP CAESAR NERVA AVG III COS Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. Large S C; below Θ; all within laurel wreath of eight bunches of leaves. McAlee 422i. RPC 3499. Rare; well centered and attractively patinated. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 607
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch (?). 2nd century AD. Tessera (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.29 g, 7 h). Laureate head of Asclepius to right. Rev. Serpent-entwined staff. Butcher 12i-iii. McAlee p. 85, fig. 14. SNG France 1856-8 (as Pergamum). Glossy dark green surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 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 609
EASTERN CILICIA OR NORTHERN SYRIA. Uncertain Caesarea. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.94 g, 12 h), year 5 of Claudius = 46. ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟC ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC KAICAP Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. KAIC /APEΩΝ ETOYC E Tyche, veiled, with towered headdress seated right on rock, holding ears of corn; below, forepart of a river-god swimming right. BMC 4 (Anazarbos in Cilicia). De Saulcy 1 (Caesarea Panias in Judaea). RPC I 4086. Sydenham 59 (Caesarea in Capadocia). With a very impressive and artistic portrait of Claudius. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 610
SYRIA, Decapolis. Canata. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.76 g, 11 h), dated year ZNP (157) = 94-95. ΔOMIT[I KAICAP] Laureate head of Domitian to left. Rev. [KANATA] Turreted bust of Tyche to left; date (ZNP) to left. Spijkerman 4. Rosenberger 3. RPC II 2092. Struck on a very tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 611
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Nicopolis Seleucis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.33 g, 6 h). AYTO KAI CEOYHPOC AΛEΞANΔPOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. NEIKOΠOΛITΩN CEΛEYKIΔO-C Laurel wreath above draped table (or throne). BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare; the only example available; chocolate patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 612
PHOENICIA. Sidon. time of Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.53 g, 12 h), year ZMC (247) = 121-122. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche to right. Rev. Astarte, holding wreath and stylis, standing left on galley; to right, MH and TYP monograms; date ZMC to left. BMC 311. Rouvier 2260. RPC III 3901. Dark green glossy patina; nicely centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 613
PHOENICIA. Tyre. Time of Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.28 g, 1 h), year 256 =130-131. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche to right; behind her neck, palm branch. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛEΩС IEPAC Palm tree with Phoenician monogram "of Tyre" to lower left; sNΣ (date) across field. BMC 349. Rouvier 2160. RPC 3905. SNG Copenhagen 352. Dark brown glossy patina; particularly well centered reverse. Slightly off-centered reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 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
Lot 615
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Abgar VIII with Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.58 g, 12 h). KAIC KOMOΔOC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΑΒΓΑΡΟС ΒΑСΙΛEYС Draped bust of Abgar to right wearing diademed tiara. BMC 11-13. RPC online 6491. SNG Copenhagen 193. Reddish earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 616
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.50 g, 12 h). MAΡ AVΡ ANΤΩN Radiate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. KOΛΩ MAΡ ΕΔECCA Veiled and turreted bust of the Tyche of the city to left. BMC 74. Far more scarce with radiate Elagabalus to right. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 617
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 26 mm, 11.37 g, 6 h). [..]CE AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Alexander Severus to right, seen from behind, raising his right hand. Rev. MHT KOΛ EΔECCHNΩN Tyche seated left on rock-bed, holding fruits; two stars flanking, altar to left; at feet, half length figure of river god Orontes, swimming to right. BMC 105 var (bust type). SNG Copenhagen -. Very rare variety with this bust type. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 618
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Gordian III, with Abgar X Phraates, 238-244. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.72 g, 11 h). AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right, seen from behind; star to his right. Rev. ABΓAΡOC BACIΛEVC Crowned and draped bust of Abgar to right, wearing decorated diademed tiara; star behind his neck. BMC 144. SNG Copenhagen 225. Fine brown patina; one of the best available examples. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 619
EGYPT. Alexandria. Nero, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 13.76 g, 11 h), regnal year IA (11) = 64-65. NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP Radiate head of Nero to right. Rev. AYTO-KPA / L IA Draped bust of Sarapis right, wearing calathus. BMC 157. Dattari (Savio) 253. Köln 170. RPC I 5279. A clear example with attractive portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 620
EGYPT. Alexandria. Nero, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25 mm, 13.20 g, 12 h), regnal year IΓ (13) = 66-67. NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY Radiate head of Nero to left, wearing aegis; to left, date (LΙΓ). Rev. ΣEBAΣTOΦOPOΣ Corbita with helmsman under sail to right; below, two dolphins swimming to right. BMC 176. Dattari (Savio) 264. RPC I 5296. A clear example with an unusual portrait and a very interesting reverse. Slightly porous as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
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 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 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
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