obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 625
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.55 g, 5 h), Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), 18 BC. CAESARI AVGVSTO Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. MAR-VLT Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, hexastyle temple set on podium of three steps; between columns, aquila between two signa. Cohen 190. RIC I 105a. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 626
Agrippa, died AD 12. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.30 g, 6 h), struck under Caligula, Rome, 37-41. M AGRIPPA• L• F• COS [III] Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S-C Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident. BMC (Tiberius) 161-168. Cohen 3. BN 77-97. RIC I 58 (Gaius). Very worn but with a very snapping turtle like portrait. Uncleaned deposits, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 627
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 27.67 g, 6 h), Rome, 40-41. C•CAESAR•DIVI•AVG•PRON•AVG• P•M•TR P•IIII P•P Laureate head of Gaius to left. Rev. ADLOCVT / COH Bare-headed and togate Gaius standing left before the sella castrensis on a platform, haranguing five soldiers, all of whom bear shields and, all but the first, standards. BMC 68. Cohen 3. RIC 48. Clear surfaces, well centered. Some tooling and smoothing, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 628
Claudius, 41-54. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36 mm, 26.13 g, 5 h), Rome, 41-50. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EX S C / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath. BMC 115. BN 152. Cohen 39. RIC 96. Von Kaenel type 54. Struck on a broad flan and with an irregular red-brown patina with some metal show-through. Some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 629
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 30 mm, 11.55 g, 7 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 to right, holding a shield with her left hand and brandishing a javelin with her right. BMC 206. BN 233. Cohen 84. RIC² 116. Dark glossy surfaces. Slight roughness, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Judaea Capta est...
Lot 630
Titus, 79-81. Semis (Orichalcum, 16.5 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h), Judaea Capta issue, uncertain mint (in Thrace?), 80-81. IMP T CAESAR DIVI VESPAS F AVG Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. IVD - CAP / S-C Mourning Judaea, seated to left under a palm tree; to right, shield, helmet and two spears. BMC 259 corr. Cohen 112 corr. RIC 504 corr. Rare. Earthen deposits. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 631
Domitian, 81-96. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 12.88 g, 7 h), uncertain mint in Thrace, 81. IMP D CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VII Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ROMA / S C Roma, helmeted and wearing robes, seated left on cuirass, holding wreath in her right hand and resting her left on a parazonium; behind, shields. Cohen 409. RIC² 833. RPC II 528. An attractive coin with a fine portrait and a glossy, dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished variety
Lot 632
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 23.88 g, 12 h), Rome, 63. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. DECVRSIO / S C Nero on horseback to right, holding spear; to right, soldier advancing, carrying a vexillum; behind to left, second soldier. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC 108 var (head to left). Very rare variant. River, "Tiber", patina. Abrasions and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 633
Nero, 54-68. As (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 12.35 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 65. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. PACE P R VBIQ PAR[TA IANVM] CLVSIT S - C The temple of Janus with closed gates. BMC 227. BN 400. Cohen 171. RIC 306. This coin was struck on an orichalcum flan instead of the usual copper one. Some red deposits and with somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare and possibly unpublished
Lot 634
Nero, 54-68. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 10.56 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, 67. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P Laureate head of Nero to right, globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI / S - C Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. cf. RIC 447 var. (obverse inscription ends in IMP P). New York Sale XXXIV (2015), 543. A very rare variety. Smoothed and tooled, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 635
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 28.83 g, 5 h), Rome, 112-114. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over left shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI /VIA TRAIANA S C The personification of the Via Traiana reclining left, head turned to right, holding wheel set on her knee with her right hand and branch in her left. Banti 352. MNC 988. BN 710. RIC 637. Woytek 476v. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Trajan's column in Rome
Lot 636
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.10 g, 7 h), Rome, 113-114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Trajan's column set on a podium, eagles beside; a statue of Trajan on top standing left holding a patera and scepter. BMC 451. Cohen 558. RIC 293. Woytek 425b. Toned. Rare and iinteresting, commemorating the Dacian Wars. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 637
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31.5 mm, 23.73 g, 6 h), Rome, 114-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS /S C Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Banti 106. BMC 1022-3. BN 845-6. RIC 624. Woytek 534v. Very attractive apple-green patina. Scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 638
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24 mm, 7.83 g, 7 h), Rome, for circulation in the East, 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. Flan crack at 2h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Trajan adopting Hadrian
Lot 639
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Antioch, 117, on his accession to the throne. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO OPT AVG GER DAC Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right . Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P / ADOPTIO Trajan, on the left, and Hadrian, on right, standing facing each other, clasping their right hands and holding scrolls in their left. BMC 1021. Cohen 4 (Rome). RIC 3c (Rome). RPC III, p. 449. Rare. A pleasant coin of historical interest. Encapsulated in PNG holder no. 4682626-008 XF Strike 4 Surface 4. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 640
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Pax seated to left holding Victory on globe with her extended right hand and branch with the left. BMC 197. Cohen 1147. RIC 95. A nice, toned example with clear surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 641
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 17 mm, 3.72 g, 6 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. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 642
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 17.5 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), minted for use in the East, Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P Laurete head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III / S C Three standards. BMC p. 448 (note). Cohen 450. RIC 689. Green patina with earthen deposits. Cleaning marks in the deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A toned aureus of Hadrian honoring Egypt
Lot 644
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.93 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 134-138. HADRIANVS • AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to left. Rev. AEGYPTOS Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum in her right hand and resting her left arm on basket; at her feet, ibis standing right on low column. BMC 796. Calicó 1185. RIC 296h. Very rare. Some scratches and marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 645
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 28.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP Laureate bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. S-C Diana standing left, holding arrow in her right hand and bow in her left. Banti 710. BMC 1546. Cohen 1362 var (differing bust type). RIC 777. Green glossy patina. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 646
Anonymous issues, time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius, 117-161. Quadrans (Copper, 16 mm, 2.16 g, 7 h), Rome. Winged petasus to left. Rev. S-C Winged caduceus. Cohen 36. Kestner, Tesseren 24. RIC II p. 219, 32. Weigel 18. Clear and with attractive earthen highlights as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 647
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 25.92 g, 11 h), Rome, 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. SALVS AVG / S - C Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled round altar and holding scepter. BMC 1303. Cohen 710. RIC 635. Attractive reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 648
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 25.14 g, 1 h), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus to right. Rev. APOLLINI AVGVSTO / S - C Apollo standing left, holding patera in his right hand and lyre in his left. Banti 35. Cohen 63. RIC 598b. Attractive dark Tiber patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 649
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 21.38 g, 11 h), Rome, 147-148. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to righ. Rev. ANNONA AVG/ S-C / COS III Annona standing to left, holding grain ears over modius and anchor. Banti 22. BMC 1807. Cohen 39. RIC 840. Reddish-gold toning. Rough areas, mainly on the reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 650
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 28.90 g, 12 h), Rome, 155-156. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT XIX COS IIII Vesta seated left, on throne, holding palladium and scepter. Cohen 972. RIC 941(a). Very rare. Somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 651
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.75 g, 6 h), struck under her husband Antoninus Pius, Rome, 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of the deified Faustina I to right. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres standing front, head to left, holding torch with her right hand and raising her skirt with her left. BMC 422. Cohen 104. RIC III 362 (Pius). A well struck, beautifully toned example. Minor edge fault, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 652
Diva Faustina Senior, Wife of Antoninus Pius, Empress 138-140. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 1 h), Rome, struck to commemorate her death in 140, circa 147. 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. AVGVSTA Fortuna, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding globe and rudder. BMC 432. Cohen 73. RIC 366. A beautifully centered coin with a splendid, large portrait in high relief. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 653
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 12.62 g, 12 h), Rome, 165. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XVIII IMP II COS III / S C Mars in military dress, standing to right, holding on spear and shield. BMC 1097. Cohen 839. RIC 864. Dark brown surfaces. Tooled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
A well centered aureus of Faustina Junior
Lot 654
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.26 g, 5 h), struck under her father, Antoninus Pius, Rome, c. 147-150. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right, with her hair fastened by strings of pearls in a bun at back of her head. Rev. CONCORDIA Dove standing to right. Biaggi 923. BMC 1089 (Antoninus Pius). Calicó 2045b. Cohen 61. RIC 1089 (Antoninus Pius). A well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 655
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 20.56 g, 5 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, circa 164-167. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. VENVS / S-C Venus standing front, her head turned to left, holding apple in her extended right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 1167 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 72. RIC 1763 (Marcus Aurelius). Dark patina. Cleaning marks, double-struck, and possibly some strengthening of the details on the hair, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 656
Didius Julianus, 193. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.17 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. RECTOR ORBIS Didius Julianus, togate, standing front, head to left, holding globe in his right hand and volumen with his left. BMC 7-8. Cohen 15. RIC 3. Good portrait. Marks and flan faults, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 657
Pertinax, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.36 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. OPIDI TR P COS II Ops seated left on throne, holding two grain ears. Cohen 33. RIC 8a. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 658
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), Rome, 207. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus to right. Rev. P M TR P XV COS III P P Africa, draped and wearing elephant's skin headdress, standing right, right hand at her side, holding short baton; at her feet to right, lion standing right. BMC 531. Cohen 493. RIC 207a. A bright and well struck coin. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 659
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 23.42 g, 11 h), struck under her husband, Septimius Severus, Rome, 207-211. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in waves and coiled into a bun at the back. Rev. VENVS FELIX / S-C Venus standing facing, head turned to left, holding apple and raising fold of her drapery. Banti 47. BMC 775. Cohen 199. RIC 866 (Septimius Severus). Green-red patina. Some rough areas with uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 225 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 660
Caracalla, 198 - 217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.03 g, 6 h), Rome, 201-206. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH Dea Caelestis facing, her head turned to right, riding right on lion, holding scepter and thunderbolt; below, water gushing left from rocks. Cohen 97. RIC 130a. A good example with a particularly nice reverse. Two minor flan cracks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Extremely rare Denarius
Lot 661
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.43 g, 1 h), Rome , 202. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. IVSTITIA Justitia seated left, holding patera and scepter. RIC 355a (Laodicea). Extremely rare; the style of this coin seems more Roman than Eastern. Minor flan crack and some deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 662
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.59 g, 1 h), Rome, 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P Serapis wearing polos, standing front, his head turned to left, raising his right hand and holding scepter with his left. BMC 166. Cohen 349. RIC 280d. Bright and clear with a fine portrait of Caracalla. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 663
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.12 g, 6 h), Rome, 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P Jupiter standing right, head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 152. Cohen 338. RIC 275b. Well centered and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 664
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.11 g, 6 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 38 var (different bust type). RIC 9a. Attractive portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 665
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.24 g, 12 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENT Geta standing left, holding a branch in right hand and a spear in his left. Cohen 159. RIC 15a. A nice example with a very sharp reverse. Slightly porous, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 666
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.23 g, 12 h), Antioch, 218-219. ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FELICITAS TEMP Galley to right, with seven rowers, signum, and aquila at stern. RIC 188 var (with FEL in place of FELIX). Very rare with this obverse legend variant. Reverse struck slightly flat, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 667
Maximinus I, 235-238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 16.40 g, 12 h), Rome, 235. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right, seen from behind. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI / S - C Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and scepter in left. Banti 12. BMC 148-152. Cohen 38. RIC 81. Dark brown patina. Edge faults, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 668
Pupienus, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 16.79 g, 1 h), Rome, 22 April - 29 July 238. IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. VICTORIA AVVGG (sic!) / S - C Victory standing facing, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Unknown with this spelling variant on the reverse. Cf. BMC 58, Cohen 38, and RIC 23a for the usual type with the legend ending in AVG. Green patina. Rough and surely slightly tooled surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 669
Philip I, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 21.41 g, 12 h), Rome, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. FORTVNA REDVX/ S C Fortuna seated to left on throne, holding rudder and cornucopia; beside throne, wheel . Banti 17. Cohen 67. RIC IV 174a. Dark surfaces and with a good portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 670
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.85 g, 6 h), Rome, 246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENT Philip standing left, holding globe in his right hand and reversed spear with his left. Cohen 48. RIC 218d. An attractive piece with lovely toning. Reverse struck from a worn die and slightly porous, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 671
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 16.71 g, 12 h), Rome, 246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Philip II to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENT / S-C Philip II, standing left in military dress, holding standard in his right hand and reversed spear in his left. Cohen 49. RIC 256a. Pleasant brown-green patina. Fields somewhat smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 672
Valerian I, 253-260. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.04 g, 12 h), Rome, 255-256. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG Radiate and draped bust of Valerian to right. Rev. FELICITAS AVGG Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC 87. Struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 673
Diva Mariniana, died before 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 4.82 g, 1 h), struck under her husband, Valerian I, Rome, 256. DIVAE MARINIANAE Veiled, diademed and draped bust of Mariniana on crescent to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Peacock standing front, his head turned left. Cohen 2. MIR 212b. RIC 3. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 674
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.63 g, 5 h), Samosata, 255-256. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. VOTA ORBIS Two Victories standing facing one another, fixing shield inscribed S C to a palm tree. MIR 36. RIC 460. Scarce; interesting and unusual reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 675
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.59 g, 6 h), Samosata mint, 2nd emission, c. 256-260. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG Gallienus and Valerian I, both laureate and in military dress, standing facing each other; on the left, Gallienus holds a spear and globe, and, on the right, Valerian holds Victory and a transverse spear. Cohen 1310. RIC 456. A bright example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 676
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.50 g, 12 h), Rome, 263-264/5. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. INDVLGENT AVG /P Indulgentia seated left, holding branch and sceptre. MIR 541. RIC 205. With a lovely portrait. Classed reverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 677
Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270. Antoninianus (Billon, 19 mm, 3.80 g, 5 h), Mediolanum, September 268 - January 269. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding palm frond over left shoulder and wreath in her right hand. Mairat 7-8. Normanby 1009. RIC 171 var (differing bust type). Scarce. Some flatness. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
A fine aureus of Aurelian
Lot 678
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), Mediolanum, 3rd emission, mid - end 272. IMP C L DOM AURELIANVS P F AVG Laureate 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; at his feet to right, seated captive. BN 424 (same dies). Calicó 4048. Estiot 60. Göbl 127qO (2, Rome). RIC 182, RIC temp. 1484. With a clear and bold portrait of Aurelian. Some edge faults and with minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2800 CHF
Introduction of Sol Invictus to the Roman Pantheon
Lot 679
Aurelian, 270-275. As (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.50 g, 12 h), Serdica, 7th emission, April-November 274. SOL DOMINVS IMPERI ROMANI Draped bust of Sol to right, bearing the features of Aurelian. Rev. AVRELIANVS AVG CONS Aurelian standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand and sacrificing with patera held in right hand over lighted altar to left. BN 1022-3. RIC 319. Extremely rare, and only the second one with the emperor holding scepter on the reverse. Holed to be used as an amulet, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 680
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.97 g, 1 h), Serdica, 3rd officina, spring 274. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG / T Sol advancing to left between two captives, holding globe and rising right hand. BN 1010-1. RIC 279. RIC online 2650. Well struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 681
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 22.5 mm, 4.65 g, 12 h), Siscia, 4th officina, autumn 274 - spring 275. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM /S/XXIQ Aurelian standing right, clasping hands with Concordia standing left. BN 911-3. RIC 244. RIC online 2376. Pleasant portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 682
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 24 mm, 3.94 g, 1 h), Ticinum, 3rd officina, 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Radiate bust of Probus in imperial mantle to left, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand. Rev. CONCORD MILIT / PXXT Probus standing right, clasping hands with Concordia who stands left. Cohen 138. RIC 332. Well struck and sharp with a good portraitwith fine luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 683
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.99 g, 5 h), Ticnum, 5th officina, 278. IMP C PROBVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETER / VXXT Roma seated facing, holding Victory and scepter, within hexastyle temple. RIC 410 var (not recorded for this portrait). Well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 684
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 21.5 mm, 4.04 g, 11 h), Siscia, 1st officina, 278. IMP PROBVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILIT / P / XXIMC Probus standing right, clasping right hand of Concordia. Pink VI/1 p. 53. RIC 666. Well centered and sharp. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 685
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.42 g, 5 h), Ticinum, 280. IMP C PROBVS AVG Radiate bust of Probus to left, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter in his right hand. Rev. CONCORD MILIT / E / ✳︎ / PXXI Concordia standing front, her head turned to left, holding two standards. Cohen 121. RIC 480. Attractive bust type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
Lot 686
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 22.5 mm, 3.60 g, 6 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, 282. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. RESTITVT OR-BIS /T/ XXI Victory standing right, presenting wreath to Probus standing left, holding globe in his right hand and scepter in his left. Cohen 507. RIC 731. Well struck. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 687
Carus, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.61 g, 5 h), Ticinum, 6th officina, October 282. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right, seen from the back. Rev. PAX EXERCITI / VIXXI Pax standing left, holding a branch in her right hand and a standard in her left. RIC 73. With an intriguing portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 688
Carus, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.69 g, 7 h), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, December 282. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. CLEMENTIA TEMP / S/ XXI Carus standing right holding scepter, receiving crowning Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding LONG scepter. RIC 118. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 689
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), Rome, 7th officina, late January - early March 283. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG /ZKA Emblems of the pontificate: lituus, secespita, capis, simpulum, and aspergillum. Pink VI/2 p. 33. RIC 155. Original silvering. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Rare with a banker's mark
Lot 690
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.71 g, 7 h), Rome, 1st officina, 291. IMP MAXIMI-ANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right; on neck, curious circular punch. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG / XXIA Hercules standing facing, head turned to left, holding club, trophy and lion's skin. RIC 515. Scarce, and very unusual with a countermark. Minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
"Eyes to God"
Lot 691
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 3.71 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 1st officina (A), late 327. CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG Laureate and rosette diademed head of Constantine to right, with an upward gaze. Rev. CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE / A / CONS Victory seated left on cippus, her head turned to right, holding palm frond with each hand; to her left, trophy; at her feet, captive seated to left, his head turned back to right. RIC 32. LRBC 989. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 692
Licinius I, 308-324. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.86 g, 11 h), Heraclea, 1st officina, 317-318. Laureate and draped bust of Licinius to right, holding mappa in his left hand and globe and scepter in his right. Rev. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG / A / SMHA Campgate with three turrets and no doors. Cohen 146. RIC 48. A lovely coin, toned, with almost intact silvering and sharp details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 693
Constantius II, 337-361. Reduced Siliqua (Silver, 19 mm, 1.98 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 355-361. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right. Rev. VOTIS XXX MVLTIS XXXX / CΘ in four lines within wreath. Cohen 343. RIC 133. Toned. Minor flan faults, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Two very interesting plated Solidi from the same "atelier"
Lot 694
Constantius II, 337-361. (5.42 g). Lot of Two plated Solidi. (1). Antioch 337-347, 20.5 mm, 2.81 g, 6h. cf RIC 83 var (as VOT XX MVLT XXX) (2). Antioch 355-361, 21 mm, 2.62 g, 6h. RIC 165. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 695
Hannibalianus, Rex Regum, 335-337. Follis (Bronze, 16 mm, 1.58 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 336-337. FL HANNIBALLIANO REGI Draped and cuirassed bust of Hannibalianus to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA /CONSS Euphrates reclining right, leaning on scepter; urn at side; reed in background. RIC 147. LRBC 1036. A well struck, well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 696
Magnentius, 350-353. Centenionalis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.10 g, 11 h), Treveri (Trier), 1st officina, 350. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG / A Draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right; behind, A. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / TRP Magnentius on horseback to right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse. LRBC 54. RIC 270. With a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
Gratian, 367-383. Maiorina (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.36 g, 6 h), Rome, 2nd officina, 379-383. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. REPARATIO REI PVB / *BSISC· Gratian standing facing, his head turned to left, raising kneeling woman with his right hand and holding Nike on globe in his left. RIC IX 43a.1. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 698
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z), 397-402. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing slightly to right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG Z / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Well centered on a broad flan. Some marks and tiny bang on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 699
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 395-402. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing slightly to right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG I / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC 8. Beautifully struck, perfectly centered. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 700
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold plated copper or bronze, 21 mm, 3.82 g, 5 h), an ancient counterfeit with an obverse of Honorius a reverse of Arcadius, uncertain, c. 403-408 or later. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE S / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield on which she inscribes XX/XXX. cf. Depeyrot 54/2 = RIC 29 (known only for Arcadius!). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A mint state solidus of Theodosius II
Lot 701
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 441-450. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P / CONOB Constantinopolis enthroned left, with left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and scepter; behind throne, shield; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 84/1. RIC X, 321. Attractive and well-struck. Two bangs on the edge, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 702
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z), 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Z / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Sharp, with original mint luster. Nose bang, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 381 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 703
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I). D N ZENO PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, his head turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield, ornamented with horseman spearing fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Sharp. Mis struck on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 704
ROMAN. Seal with the head of an uncertain emperor, circa 270s. (Lead, 24 mm, 11.63 g). Laureate, draped and bearded male bust to right. The laureate portrait indicates that an emperor was being portrayed; however, the lack of an inscription probably means that it is not an official issue. The portrait itself shows great similarities to those of Claudius II, Quintillus and Aurelian, especially those found on coins minted in Milan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A private seal with a charming bucolic scene
Lot 705
ROMAN. Private seal, circa 3rd-5th century. (Lead, 28 mm, 8.22 g). Shepherd to left, either milking ewe or doing something else, which we will refrain from describing. A very interesting seal with a lovely bucolic scene. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 805
GREEK, ROMAN IMPERIAL AND PROVINCIAL. Circa 3rd century BC - 3rd century AD. (900.00 g). A collection of 115 Silver, Bronze and Billon coins. About very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (115).
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 806
ROMAN, Republican, Imperial & Provincial. Circa 2nd century BC - 5th century AD. (186.00 g). An interesting lot of twenty-five (25) silver and bronze coins, from the Republican period to the late Roman period, including some particularly desirable types from the 1st century AD and an unusual contorniate of Claudius. Fine to extremely fine. Sold as is, no returns (25).
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 807
ROMAN. Circa 1st Century BC-3rd Century AD. (Silver, 229.00 g). Lot of seventy-eight (78) Silver Denarii from the republic to the first part of the 3rd century: including various rulers and a variety of reverse types. An interesting lot. Average fine to very fine, some slightly porous. Sold as is, no returns (78).
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 808
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Circa 3rd-4th century. (97.00 g). A lot of forty (40) Silver and Bronze coins. Sold as is, no returns (40).
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 809
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Trajan to Elagabalus, 98-222. (Silver, 32.00 g). A lot of ten (10) Silver Denarii representing examples from Trajan, Hadrian Antoninus Pius, Septimius Severus Julia Domna and Elagabalus. All with pedigrees to German auction-houses as Gorny & Mosch, Künker and Hanseatische Münzenhandlung. A fine lot, all toned. Very fine to good very fine. Sold as is, no returns (10).
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 811
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Circa 1st-3rd Century AD. (157.00 g). A lot of forty-one (41) Silver and Bronze coins mainly Antoniniani of the mid 3rd century, but also including an As of the 1st. Including some interesting reverse types. Fine to very fine. Sold as is, no returns (41).
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 812
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Circa 2nd to 3rd Century AD. (159.00 g). Lot of twenty (20) mostly silver Roman coins. An interesting lot with some variety. Sold as is, no returns (20).
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 813
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Constantine the Great and his Family, 4th century. (Bronze, 37.00 g). A wonderful lot of twenty-nine (29) bronze folles mainly of the Constantine family, including Constantine the Great, Divus Constantine the Great, Constantine II Caesar, Constantius II, Constans I, Valens and one Licinius II, with the last one definitely not from the Constantine family. All in exceptional condition with fine patinas. Nearly extremely fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (29).
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 814
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Helena, Augusta, 324-328/30. (Bronze, 58.00 g). A lovely lot containing twenty (20) bronze coins of Helena, of the SECVRITAS PVBLICE type, mainly from the Antioch mint. Includes some rare issues. Good very fine and occasionally better. Sold as is, no returns (20).
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 815
ROMAN IMPERIAL. House of Constantine and Later, 4th century. (Bronze). A lovely lot of one hundred and thirty (130!) folles of the "Urbs Roma series" (40) and "Constantinopolis series" (67). Including also 23 folles of Constantine the Great, Constantine II Caesar, Constantius II, Constans I, Valentinian II and Theodosius I. Ideal for the specialist or the erudite dealer, this lot contains appealing coins, well struck and nicely patinated. Good very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (130).
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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