obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
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
Lot 742
Elagabalus, 218-222. Antoninianus (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.16 g, 6 h), Rome, 219. IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG Radiate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS Fides seated left, holding eagle and signum; another signum before her. BMC 106. Cohen 28. RIC 67. With a lovely portrait of the emperor. Dies of particular artistic elegance. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 743
Elagabalus, 218-222. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.12 g, 12 h), Rome, 219-220. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter, nude but for cloak over his arm, standing left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, at his feet, eagle standing facing, its head turned back to right; to right, two standards. BMC 138. Cohen 66. RIC 90. Attractive and sharp, with a powerful reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 744
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.31 g, 11 h), Rome, 228-231. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory standing right, inscribing VOT/X on a shield set on her left knee. Cohen 566. RIC 218. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 55
Lot 745
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.08 g, 7 h), Rome, 10th emission, 229. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. ABVNDAN-TIA AVG Abundantia standing right, emptying fruits out of a cornucopia that she holds in both hands. BMCRE 591-594. Cohen 1. RIC IV 184. Sharp and clear, with a spectacular portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Beautiful green patina
Lot 746
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 19.28 g, 10 h), Rome, 230. IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. P M TR P VIIII COS III P P /S-C Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding whip. Banti 95. BMC 625-6. Cohen 390. RIC 500. Very appealing, well centered example with attractive olive-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 747
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.76 g, 11 h), Rome, 231-235. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to right, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 87-89. Cohen 229. RIC 19. Bright and clear; some luster. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 748
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.77 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirased bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. MARS VLTOR Mars advancing to right, holding shield and spear. BMC 831-832. Cohen 161. RIC IV 246. Very sharp, bright and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 749
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.69 g, 6 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing front, head to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Bright and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 750
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.13 g, 5 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirased bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. MARS VLTOR Mars advancing to right, holding shield and spear. BMC 831-832. Cohen 161. RIC IV 246. Very sharp, bright and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 751
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 21.66 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG / S - C Providentia standing left, holding grain ears over modius in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Banti 147. BMC 881. Cohen 503. RIC 642. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 752
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.66 g, 6 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides of the army standing facing, her head turned to left, holding a military standard in each hand. Cohen 7. RIC 7A. Well struck and sharp, perfectly centered with a lovely luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 753
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.51 g, 6 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. BMC 105-107. Cohen 99a. RIC 16. Sharp and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 754
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.78 g, 6 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right, seen from behind. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides standing front, head to left, holding a military standard in each hand. BMC 1. Cohen 7. RIC 7a. Bright and clear example, fine style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 755
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.44 g, 12 h), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 68. Cohen 31. RIC 12. Bright and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 756
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.09 g, 6 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus seated left, feeding serpent rising from altar. BMC 99. Cohen 85. RIC 14. Sharp and attractive. Struck on a broad and irregular flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 757
Maximinus I, 235-238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 21.44 g, 6 h), Rome, 236-237. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI / S C Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left. BMC 175. Cohen 92. RIC 85. A nice piece with brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 758
Maximinus I, 235-238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 23.95 g, 2 h), Rome, 236-237. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM / S - C Fides standing front, her head turned to left, holding standard in each hand. BMC 139. Cohen 13. RIC 78. Well-struck and attractive with a dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 759
Maximinus I, 235-238. As (Copper, 24.5 mm, 9.92 g, 12 h), Rome, 236. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P / S - C Pax standing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. Cohen 60. RIC 32. Rare. A beautiful and clear example with a powerful portrait and natural green surfaces. Possibly overstruck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 760
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.54 g, 12 h), struck under his father, Maximinus Thrax, 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 well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 370 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 761
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 25 mm, 4.54 g, 12 h), Rome, 238. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter standing facing, head to left, holding scepter with his right hand and thunderbolt over Gordian standing to left, with his left. Cohen 105. RIC 2. A complete strike, on a broad flan and with appealing mint luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 762
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.21 g, 1 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA Securitas seated left on throne, holding scepter and resting head upon hand. Cohen 340. RIC 130. Bright and clear; struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 61 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 763
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.91 g, 6 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing right, holding long torch in both hands. Cohen 69. RIC 127. Lustrous. Slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 764
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.56 g, 6 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTI Pietas standing left, raising both hands. Cohen 186. RIC 129. Sharp and bright; an appealing example with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 765
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), Rome, 245. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ADVENTVS AVGG Philip I on horseback to left, raising his right hand and holding a scepter in his left. Cohen 3. RIC 26b. A particularly well centered sharp and fresh example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 766
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.78 g, 1 h), Rome, 247-249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS Legionary eagle and three standards. BMC 62. Cohen 50. RIC 62. Toned. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 767
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 4.10 g, 6 h), struck on the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG Column with COS III inscribed. Cohen 193. RIC 24c. Toned, with an interesting reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 768
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), wife of Philip I, struck to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 4th officina, 248. OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa set on crescent to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / IIII Hippopotamus walking right. Cohen 64. RIC 116b (Philip I). A clear and well centered example with an attractive portrait of the empress. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 769
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.10 g, 10 h), Antioch, 247. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 1. RIC 240a. Bright and lustrous. Some insignificant deposits on the edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 770
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Ludi Saeculares (Secular Games) issue, celebrating the 1000th anniversary of Rome, mint of Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / III Goat with short horns walking to left. Cohen 72. RIC 224. Well struck and clear; attractive portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 771
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. PANNONIAE The two Pannoniae standing facing, heads left and right, respectively, clasping inner hands, both holding signum with their outer hands. Calicó 3297 corr. (reverse description). RIC 22. Rare. Pierced to be used as a talisman in the north-east europe, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 772
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 5.05 g, 12 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius to right. Rev. DACIA Dacia standing left, holding donkey-headed staff. Cohen 16. RIC 12b. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 773
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.19 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, 250-251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Clasped right hands. Cohen 4. RIC 138 (Decius). Lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Possibly the third known
Lot 774
Hostilian, as Caesar, 250-251. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.73 g, 6 h), Rome, 251. C VALES (sic!) HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IV - VENTVTIS Prince, in military dress, standing left, holding baton in his right hand and spear in his left. Biaggi 1406 (same dies). Cohen 37 var. (VALENS). Calicó 3318 (but misdescribed). de Sartiges 343 (same dies). Mazzini 37v (same dies). RIC 181a (but misdescribed). Same dies as Nomos 16 (2018), 203. Extremely rare, perhaps only the third known example. Obverse slightly off center; some edge scrapes and possibly once mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Starting Price: 4000 CHF
Lot 775
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.53 g, 5 h), Rome, 1st officina, 260-261. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Mars standing facing, his head turned to left, holding globe and long spear. Cohen 1221. RIC 317. Well struck and particularly sharp. A fine coin with a powerful reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 776
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.43 g, 5 h), Antioch, 263-264. GALLIENVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI in four lines within laurel wreath. Cohen 998. MIR 1609. RIC 659. A rare and unusual type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 777
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.45 g, 5 h), Rome, 263. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia in her left; in left field, star. MIR 500q¹. RIC 159. An attractive and sharp coin with a bold portrait. Extraordinary good metal. extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 778
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 2.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 266-267. GALLIENVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG /Z Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding whip. Cohen 699. RIC 249. Untouched olive green patina. Appealing portrait. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 779
Macrianus, usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 4.58 g, 5 h), Samosata. IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Macrianus to right, slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVG Indulgentia seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre. Cohen 6. RIC 8 (Antioch). Struck on a broad flan; attractively patinated. Minor weakness from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 780
Quietus, Usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Samosata. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus to right. Rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI Mars advancing to right, holding spear and shield; star to the lower right field. Cohen 9 corr. (star not noted). MIR 1737n. RIC 7 corr. (star not noted). Extremely rare; the fourth known example. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare Aurelian aureus
Lot 781
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 5.26 g, 2 h), Rome, October - December 270. IMP C DOM AURELIANVS P F AVG Laureate, slightly draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left. BN -. Calicó 4045 (as R3). Cohen -. Estiot 6. RIC 97 (R2). RIC Online 1570. A very rare variation, and only the second example of this sub-type offered in the last 30 years. Some mount marks on the edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 782
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.55 g, 5 h), Tripolis, spring - summer 273. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. IVCTORIA (sic!) AVG Victory advancing to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch with her left. Calicó 4012 (same obverse die). Cohen -. RIC 377 corr. RIC temp 3205. Same dies as NGSA 4 (2006), 237. Rare. Carefully centered, with a particularly attractive portrait. Some marks and slightly repaired, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 783
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 4.08 g, 6 h), Siscia, 4th officina (Q), autumn 271. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI /✷ /Q Pax advancing to left, holding olive branch and scepter. RIC 232. RIC online 2113. Well struck and with particularly attractive and clear surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 784
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, early 271. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to left. Rev. P N TR PT P P Lion walking to right. Harl ,'A Hoard of Roman Antoniniani from the Bath at Metropolis, Ionia', AJN 18 (2006), 105a. RIC 225 corr. RIC Online 2881 (same dies). This is the second example known of this extremely rare type. Some rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 785
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.60 g, 12 h), Ticinum, 1st officina (P), June - September 274. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. SOLI INVICTO / PXXT Sol standing left, with his right hand raised and holding globe in his left hand, his right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress seated right, his head turned left; in field to left, star. BN 583. RIC 154. RIC online 1530. An attractive piece with almost intact silvering. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Interesting mint error
Lot 786
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h), Obverse brockage. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. Incuse of obverse. A rare mint error, especially for this period. Reverse struck off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 787
Severina, Augusta, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), struck under her husband, Aurelian, Ticinum, 3rd officina, September-November 275. SEVERINAE AVG Diademed and draped bust of Severina to right, set on crescent. Rev. CONCORDIAE MILITVM / TXXT Concordia standing left, holding two signa. BN 663. Cohen 7. RIC 8. Perfectly centered and struck on a broad flan and almost intact original silvering; relatively scarce for this mint. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 788
Aurelian, with Vabalathus, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), Antioch, 6th officina (S), November 270-March 272. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG / S Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VABALATHVS V C R IM D R Laureate, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right, seen from behind. Cohen 1. RIC 381. RIC V online 3108. Well struck, and with an impressive dark green glossy patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 789
Aurelian, with Vabalathus, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.63 g, 12 h), Antioch, 4th officina (Δ), November 270-March 272. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG / Δ Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VABALATHVS V C R IM D R Laureate, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right, seen from behind. Cohen 1. BN 1246-1247. RIC 381. RIC V online 3106. Well struck, nicely patinated. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 790
Vabalathus, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.47 g, 12 h), Antioch, 2nd officina, March-May 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right. Rev. IVENVS AVG /✶ Hercules standing facing, his head turned to right, holding club set on ground and three apples of the Hesperides, with lion's skin draped over shoulder. Bland, Coinage 20j-k. BN 1265. RIC V 4. Some roughness and cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 791
Tacitus, 275-276. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.61 g, 11 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), November-December 275. IMP C M CL TACITVS P F 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. Bastien 37. RIC 48. RIC online 3263. A superb, sharp and fully silvered example, with an old cabinet toning. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 792
Tacitus, 275-276. Antoninianus (Billon, 22.5 mm, 3.97 g, 12 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 4th officina (Δ), March-April 275. IMP CL TACITVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. TEMPORVM FELICITAS /Δ/ A Felicitas standing facing, head turned to left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. Bastien 85. RIC 65. RIC online 3314. Nicely silvered and toned. Reverse slightly weak, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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