obolos 13
15. June 2019
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Lot 605
Anonymous, Circa 241-235 BC. Litra (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.59 g, 4 h), Rome. Beardless head of Mars to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ROMA Head of bridled horse to right; sickle to left. Crawford 25/3. Sydenham 26. Brown surfaces. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 606
Anonymous, 179-170 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.23 g, 9 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. Luna Lucifera, wearing crescent on head, driving biga galloping to right; below, crayfish to right; ROMA within linear frame. Crawford 156/1. Sydenham 343. Toned and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 607
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), Rome. TI VE Helmeted and draped bust of Mars to right; X to left. Rev. ROMA Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, looking right between two soldiers, each of them holding spear in their left hands and sword in their right hands which touches a pig held by the youth. Crawford 234/1. Sydenham 527. Well struck and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 608
C. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, 125 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.91 g, 3 h). ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet, ornamented with griffin's head; mark of value below chin. Rev. C·METELLVS Jupiter, holding reins and thunderbolt, driving biga of elephants to left; above, Victory flying right, holding wreath. Babelon, Caecilia 14. Crawford 269/1. Sydenham 485. Well centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 609
Cn. Blasio Cn.f, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.81 g, 4 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; between Jupiter and Minerva, monogram of AB. Babelon (Cornelia) 19. Crawford 296/1h. Sydenham 561c. Clear and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Quinarius of Cato in exceptional condition
Lot 610
M. Porcius Cato, 89 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 2.22 g, 1 h), Rome. M CATO Head of Liber to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. Victory seated right, holding patera in her right hand and palm-branch in her left; in exergue, VICTRIX. Babelon (Porcia) 7. Crawford 343/2. Sydenham 597. Bright and sharp. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 123 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 611
M. Porcius Cato, 89 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 2.20 g, 7 h), Rome. M CATO Head of Liber to right, wearing ivy-wreath; below head, V. Rev. Victory seated right, holding patera in her right hand and palm-branch in her left; in exergue, VICTRIX. Babelon (Porcia) 7. Crawford 343/2b. Sydenham 597. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 612
L. Papius, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.68 g, 5 h), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita to right; behind, amphora. Rev. L • PAPI Gryphon prancing right; below, hydria. Babelon (Papia) 1. Crawford 384/1 (symbol: 2). Sydenham 773. A bright, well centered and sharp example of fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 613
Q. Fufius Calenus and Mucius Cordus, 68 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 7 h), Rome. HO - VIRT / KALENI Jugate heads of Honos and Virtus to right. Rev. ITAL - RO / CORDI Italia and Roma clasping hands. Babelon (Fufia & Cordia 1). Crawford 403/1. Sydenham 797. Bright and attractive. Flan crack and some corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 614
Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.94 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, lyre key. Rev. Q POMPONI MVSA Calliope standing to right, playing lyre resting on a short column. Crawford 410/2b. Babelon (Pomponia) 10. Sydenham 812. Same dies as Heritage (18.4.2013) lot 24805. Well centered example with nice details. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 615
C. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.86 g, 5 h), Rome. Head of Genius Populi Romani to right; behind, scepter. Rev. Q•CASSIVS Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, head to right, flanked by lituus and jug. Babelon (Cassia) 7. Crawford 428/3. RBW 1535. Sydenham 917. Porous and flat struck, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 616
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.54 g, 4 h), Rome. L PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa, facing, with coiled snake on 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. Toned and nicely centered. Rough surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 140 CHF
Lot 617
Julius Caesar, April-August 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.37 g, 3 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. 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. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Vagi 41. Lightly toned. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 618
Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.61 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. Corroded and pitted, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 619
Julius Caesar, first half of March, 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.43 g, 7 h), with P. Sepullius Macer, Rome. CAESAR [DICT PERPETVO] 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. Slightly porous and with some scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 620
Mark Antony and Octavian, Late 40-early 39 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.65 g, 5 h), Mint in Italy or Gaul. M ANTON IMP III VIR R P C Bare head of M. Antony to right; star below neck. Rev. CAESAR IMP III VIR R P C Bare head of Octavian to right; pellet below. Crawford 528/2a. CRI 261. Sydenham 1193. Gray toning, and with fine portraits. Porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 621
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.79 g, 10 h), military mint in Sicily. MAG•PIVS•I[MP•ITER] Bare head of Pompeius Magnus to right; behind, jug; before, lituus. Rev. [PRAEF] / CLAS•ET•ORAE / MAR IT•EX•S•C Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in his hand and with his right foot on a prow; to left and right, one of the Catanaean brothers bearing his parent on his shoulders. Babelon (Pompeia) 27. Crawford 511/3a. CRI 334. Sydenham 1344. Interesting portrait. Struck off-center and with possible tooling, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 622
Mark Antony, 32-31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.16 g, 6 h), for the 2nd legion, mint moving with Antony, perhaps Patrai, autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT.AVG / III.VIR.R.P.C. Galley moving to right; banker's mark above. Rev. LEG II Legionary eagle between two standards. Babelon (Antonia) 105. Crawford 544/14. CRI 349. Sydenham 1216. Toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 623
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h), for the 5th Legion, Patrae (?), 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. Bankers’ marks on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 624
Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.64 g, 1 h), uncertain Italian mint, either Rome or Brundisium, c. 32-29. Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. CAESAR DIVI F Venus, half draped from below the waist, turned to the right, holding a helmet in her right hand, a transverse scepter in her left and with her left elbow propped on the top of a low column behind her, against which a shield ornamented with a star leans. BMC 599. Cohen 62. RIC² 250a. Struck on a broad flan with a good portrait. Two banker's marks on the obverse; some marks and light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
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