obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 11
SPAIN. Emerita. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.65 g, 7 h). PERMISSV CAESARIS AVGVSTI Head of Silenos facing. Rev. AVGVSTA EMERITA Priest plowing to left, with yoke of two oxen. ACIP 3373. RPC 11. SNG Copenhagen 398. Fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 13
SPAIN. Osset. Mid 2nd Century BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.79 g, 6 h). Male head to right. Rev. OSSET Male figure standing left, holding large grape bunch. SNG BM Spain 1632-4. A scarce variety. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 14
SPAIN. Osset. Augustus(?), 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26 mm, 5.68 g, 12 h). OSSET Male head to right. Rev. Male figure standing left, holding bunch of grapes. ACIP 2470. RPC I 58. SNG BM Spain 1632-4 var. (legend on reverse). A well struck, clear example. Edge split and dig on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 15
SPAIN. Osset. Augustus(?), 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.69 g, 12 h). OSSET Male head to right. Rev. Male figure standing left, holding bunch of grapes. RPC 58. SNG BM Spain -. Green patina with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 16
SPAIN. Uncertain mint. Time of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.93 g, 11 h), Cn. Statius Libo. CN• STATI• LIBO PRAEF Bare head of Libo to right. Rev. SACERDOS Patera and praefericulum. Burgos 449. RPC 483. SNG Copenhagen 471-2. Green patina with reddish highlights. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 365
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia (as Fulvia). Fulvia, first wife of Marc Antony, circa 41-40 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.20 g, 12 h), magistrate Zmertorix, son of Philonidas. Draped bust of Fulvia as Nike with wing behind to right. Rev. [Φ]OVΛOVIANΩΝ / ZMEPTΟΡΙΓΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ Athena advancing to left, holding spear with her right hand and shield in her left. BMC 20. RPC 3139. Flan fault on the obverse and with some adjustment marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 367
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Augustus, Circa 20 BC - 1 AD. (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.29 g, 12 h), Seitalkas, magistrate. ΣEITAΛKAΣ Head of Seitalkas to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΔHMOΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN Laureate bust of Demos to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. BMC 54. RPC I 2892 corr. With a noble and elegant portrait of Seitalkas. Dark green patina. Some surface roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 488
MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Gordian III, with Tranquillina, 238-244. Pentassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.28 g, 7 h), Tertillianos. AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AYΓ CEB /TPANKYΛ-ΛEINA Confronted busts of Gordian to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina to left, diademed and draped. Rev. YΠ TEPTYΛΛIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛI-T-Ω-N Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, with wheel at her side; in field to left, value mark, E. H&J, Marcianopolis, 6.38.35.4. Varbanov 2050. Well struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 489
THRACE. Byzantium. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Hermes to right, wearing wearing winged diadem. Rev. ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ Winged caduceus. BMC 51. RPC online 1932. SNG Copenhagen 504. A lovely coin with fine patina . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 490
THRACE. Mesembria. Philip II, As Caesar, 244-247. Pentassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.65 g, 1 h). MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC /KAICAP Bare head of Philip and draped bust of Serapis, wearing calathus, facing each other. Rev. MECAMB-PIANΩN Homonoia standing facing, head turned to left, holding patera and cornucopia. Varbanov 4290. Attractive, glossy dark green patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 491
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.01 g, 10 h). AYTO K M AYP CEY ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tyche of Amphipolis seated left on a throne with a back, holding phiale and long scepter; in exergue, fish to left. AMNG III 88. SNG ANS 203-205. Varbanov 3299. Greenish brown patina. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 492
MACEDON. Dium. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.51 g, 1 h). IMP GA-LLIENVS AV Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. COL IVL DIENSIS / D-D Zeus standing left, holding phiale and long scepter; eagle standing left at his feet. Varbanov 3554. Scarce, and with an attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 493
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.55 g, 7 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔ-POY Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing crested helmet bearing an elaborate combat scene on the bowl: at the center, two cavalrymen riding in opposed directions; the cavalryman riding left and battles an enemy standing right; the rider on the right lances an enemy falling backwards to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩ Alexander, in military dress, with his cloak flowing out behind him and his right hand raised in salute, riding a horse walking to right. AMNG -. Cf. 446 (same obverse die) and 407 (same reverse die). Same dies as Nomos 16, 10 May 2018, lot 78. Very rare and with a most unusual decoration on the helmet. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 494
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian, 238 - 244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.86 g, 8 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩ Alexander the Great, on horseback to right, brandishing spear with his right hand. AMNG III 575 var (reverse legend). Fine portrait. Stripped patina with red and slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 495
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Copper, 27 mm, 13.44 g, 2 h), Beroia. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with hair drawn backwards as if flowing in the wind. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΟΝΟΝ Β NEΩ Alexander standing to right, taming Bucephalas rearing left. AMNG III 640. SNG Cop 1352, 1357-8 var. Attractive with clear details and a powerful depiction of one of the famous deeds of Alexander. Has once been cleaned, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 496
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.97 g, 7 h), Beroea. AΛEΞAN-ΔPOY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with hair drawn backwards as if flowing in the wind. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE Alexander the Great standing facing, head left, holding reversed spear and parazonium. AMNG 666. Rare. Fine light brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 497
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 12.82 g, 12 h), Beroia. AΛEΞANΔΡ-OΥ (beginning below right and reading outwards) Head of Alexander the Great to right wearing lion's skin headdress; below, thunderbolt. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΟΝΩΝ Β NEΩ Two hexastyle temples facing, symbolizing the 2nd Neocoria of the Koinon. Unpublished with these legends and types. Well-centered and with a dark patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 498
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian, 238 - 244. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.38 g, 12 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPO-Y Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with griffin on the bowl. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩ Alexander the Great, on horseback to right, brandishing spear; below, snake to right. AMNG III 768. Well struck, with a fine portrait of Alexander. Cleaned with some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 499
MACEDON. Pella. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.25 g, 1 h). IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. COL IVL AVS PELLA Tyche of Pella seated left on throne. Varbanov 3749 var. (bust type). Dark brown surfaces. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 500
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Time of Nerva or Trajan, 96-117. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.33 g, 10 h). Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm; in field to left, crescent with points upward. Rev. ΘEC-CAΛO-NIKE-ΩN in four lines; above, eagle standing facing, head to right; all within wreath with ties below;. RPC III 622. Olive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Corinth for Lais
Lot 501
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.37 g, 10 h). L SCP SVEPS L SEP SEV KY[..] Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CLI COR The monument of Lais in Corinth: Doric column surmounted by a lioness standing over a ram; unclear inscription on the capital (?). BCD -, but the same obverse die as 851. Imhoof-Blumer and Percy Gardner, NCP, p. 19, 14 and pl E, LXXIV-LXXVI (an example struck under S. Severus was noted as being in Vienna, but was unillustrated . A very rare coin with a particularly fascinating reverse . Hole probably caused by a metal fault in the bar from which the flan was cut, or perhaps by an impurity in the alloy corroding out. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 502
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. As (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.85 g, 12 h). ANTONINVS AVG PIVS Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. C L I COR Female figure (Laetitia?) standing, facing, her head turned to left, wearing a tall headress, and holding, with her outstretched right hand, a patera (?) over a burning altar to her left, and with her left, the shaft of an anchor. Cf. BCD Corinth 676 = RPC IV online 9483 (temporary number). Very rare, perhaps the second -and better- example known. For the identification of the reverse type, see the note below. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 503
CRETE. Koinon of Crete. Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.68 g, 5 h), Cos 8 = 77. AYT•KAI•OYEΣΠ•YΠA TO H Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Artemis rushing to right, shooting her bow. RPC III 12 (same dies). Very rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare bilingual drachm for Crete
Lot 504
CRETE. Koinon of Crete. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 2.38 g, 5 h), Rome, struck for use on Crete. IMP CAES NER TRAIA OPTIM AVG GER DAC PART Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. ΔΙΚΤΥΝΝΑ / ΚΡΗΤ Diktynna seated left on rock, drawing arrow from quiver with her right hand and holding infant Zeus on her left arm; to left and right, armed kouretes. BMC 16. RPC III 13. Svoronos, Numismatique 4 (Dictynna). SNG Copenhagen 578. Woytek, pp. 419-24, 1. Very rare. Rough areas, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 516
PONTUS. Sebastopolis-Herakeopolis. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 29 mm, 8.42 g, 11 h), year 266 = 263-264. AΥT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. CEBACTO HΡAK ET ςΞC Hercules grasping the Cerynean Hind by the horns, his left knee propped on its back. Amandry/Remy 72 (D20/R54). SNG von Aulock 134. Very rare , showing one of the Labors of Herakles. Rough areas, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 517
PONTUS. Amaseia. Caracalla, 198-217. (Copper, 22 mm, 3.72 g, 6 h), year CH (208) = 206-207. AY KAI M AYP ANTΩNINOC Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. AΔ CE AN AMACIA MH NE ΠΡ ΠO/ ET CH Serpent coiled to left on garlanded altar. BMC -. Dalaison (-/R333). SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare. With a fine portrait and a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 518
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h). M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC A Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. N-IK-AI-Ε / ΩΝ between three standards decorated on top with wreaths and Aquila. RG 716. SNG von Aulock 653. Fine brown surfaces; scarce denomination. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 519
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.74 g, 7 h). ΠOY ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΝΙΚΑ-Ι-ΕΩΝ Dionysos, seated left in elephant quadriga, pouring libation from his kantharos. Cf. RG 836 & SNG von Aulock 724-5. Glossy dark green surfaces. Crude style, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 520
MYSIA. Pitane. Time of Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.15 g). ΘΕ]Α PΩ-MH Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rev. ΠITANAIΩN Pentagram within shield. RPC Supp. II 956B. SNG France 2366. Very rare. Dark tan surfaces and rather elegant. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 521
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Time of Gallienus, 253-260. Triassarion (Copper, 25.5 mm, 8.11 g, 5 h), Asklepiades. KYZIKOC Diademed head of the hero Kyzikos to right, with flowing hair; below neck, coiled serpent. Rev. ACKΛHΠIAΔOY KYZIKH-NΩN Demeter standing facing, head turned to left, holding grain ears and torch. CGB 28, (2007), 57 (same dies). SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 1249 var. (this obverse die, but with Athena on the reverse). An extremely rare unpublished variety. Very bold with a dark tan patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 522
IONIA. Smyrna. Time of Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.56 g, 7 h), Stra.., magistrate, c. 209-211. CTPA Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus. Rev. ZMYPNAIΩN Prow right; below, prawn. BMC 198. Klose 3-5. SNG Copenhagen 1312. With a particularly naturalistic depiction of a prawn; a rare coin. Slightly rough, mainly on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 523
AEOLIS. Elaea. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.87 g, 12 h), P. Salonios. EΛAITΩN Laureate and draped bust of Augustus (?) to right. Rev. EΠI Π CAΛΩNIOY Basket containing poppy and grain ears. RPC Supplement I, S-2398A. SNG München 411 (but dated to the 2nd century). Rare and with very few known examples. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 525
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Augustus (?), 27 BC-AD 14. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.21 g, 12 h), Paionios, member of the synarchia. CEBACTOC Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΠAIΩNIOY CYNAPXIA TOY - ANTI/OXEΩN Athena standing to left, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left. BMC 28. RPC I 2834. SNG München 76. Well centered on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 526
CARIA. Tabae. Trajan, 98-117. Diassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.53 g, 11 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ[ΑΝΟС] ΑΡΙ ΓEΡ ΔΑ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. ΤΑΒΗ-ΝΩΝ Demeter standing facing, holding scepter with her left hand and bunch of grapes and two corn ears in her right. RPC III 2288. Sharp and attractive. Struck off center on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 527
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.58 g, 11 h). ΣEBAΣTOΣ Bare head of Augustus to right; to right, lituus. Rev. TPAΠE-ZOΠOΛITΩN / ANΔPONIKOΣ ΓOPΓIΠΠOY Filleted thyrsos. RPC 2847. SNG Copenhagen 585. Extremely rare, possibly the best known example. Flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Third example known
Lot 528
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.55 g, 6 h), T. Fl. Maximos Lysias. CABEINA CEBACTH Draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing stephane. Rev. ΔΙΑ• Τ• Φ• ΜΑΞ ΛΥСΙΟΥ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΟΠ/ΟΛΙΤΩΝ Mên wearing Phrygian cap and with crescent behind his shoulders, standing facing with his head turned to left, holding pine cone in his right hand and long scepter in his left. RPC III -. Naumann 58 (2017), 357. This is only the third known example of this very limited issue of Trapezopolis for Sabina; oddly enough it is the only one that is perfectly centered and with complete legends. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 529
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.30 g, 12 h), Diapolis son of Adrastos. ΤΡΑΠEΖΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Draped bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΔΙΑΠΟ-ΛΙ ΑΔΡΑСΤΟY Bull butting to right. Lindgren III 445. RPC IV online 942. SNG von Aulock 2736. With an elegant bust of Athena. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 530
LYDIA. Blaundus. Nero, As Caesar, 50-54. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.74 g, 7 h), Tiberios Claudios Kalligenes. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Bare-headed and draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. TI KΛΑΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΓΕΝΗΣ ΒΛΑYΝΔΕΩΝ Apollo standing front, head to right, holding kithara in his left hand and and plectrum in his right. RPC 3059. SNG Copenhagen 85. Attractive dark tan patina. Die break on the obverse, and with rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second known
Lot 531
LYDIA. Daldis. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.28 g, 5 h). Λ CEΠ ΓE-TAC KA Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev. ΔAΛΔIANΩN Herm left in the form of Hercules, holding apple of the Hesperides and lion skin. Apparently unpublished and unknown, prior to the example in Triton V 15 January 2002, 1727 (PR 800USD) with which it shares the same dies. Extremely rare and with an unusual reverse. Slightly rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 532
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Period of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.74 g, 1 h). Artemis, in hunting dress, standing left, holding, with her right hand, the neck of a stag standing left behind her, its head turned back to right, and her bow in her left; around, laurel wreath. Rev. IEPOKAICAPEΩN Stag standing right. BMC 15-16. RPC III 1867. SNG von Aulock 2956. Well centered and clear, with a fine dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 533
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Artemis to right, with quiver over her shoulder; to right, bow and arrow. Rev. IEPOKAICAPEΩN Forepart of stag to right. BMC 10. RPC III 1863. SNG von Aulock 2955. Particularly sharp and well-struck, with a fine, dark green-black patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 534
LYDIA. Nysa. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.22 g, 12 h). EΙΡΗΝΗ Draped bust of Eirene (Peace) to right. Rev. ΝΥСΑEΩΝ Hades driving galloping quadriga to right, while struggling with a protesting Persephone. BMC 20. Regling, Nysa 42. RPC IV online 1486 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 309. With an interesting mythological reverse. Some scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 535
LYDIA. Sardis. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.72 g, 6 h), Ti. Cl. Mnaseas, Strategos, c. 65. NEPΩN KAICAP Laureate head of Nero right. Rev. EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN Laureate head of Hercules to right, with lion's skin tied around neck. RPC I 3009. SNG von Aulock 3145. Golden-brown patina and an elegant portrait of Nero. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 536
LYDIA. Mostene. Claudius, with Agrippina Minor, 41-54. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.84 g, 12 h), Pedanios. TI KΛAYΔION KAICAPA ΘEAN AΓΡIΠΠINAN Jugate draped busts of Claudius, laureate, and Agrippina to right. Rev. EΠI ΠEΔANIOY KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩN Rider on horseback right, carrying double axe. RPC 2461. SNG von Aulock 3029. Glossy dark green surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 537
LYDIA. Tripolis. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.74 g, 12 h). Radiate and draped bust of Helios to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΤΩN Nike advancing to right, holding wreath and palm branch. RPC IV online 1634 (same dies). Previously known from only a single example in Paris . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 538
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.71 g, 1 h). ΣEBAΣTOΣ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AKMO[ΝΕΩΝ...] Artemis advancing right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her right; before her to right, stag. Apparently unpublished, but cf. RPC 3165, for an Akmonean coin of Augustus of the same size and with the same reverse, but with a head of Augustus to left. Of great rarity, apparently unknown. With a vigorous portrait of Augustus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Best example known
Lot 539
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.12 g, 1 h), Menelaos, son of Menekrates. ΣEBA-ΣTOΣ Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus before. Rev. [M]ENEΛAOY MHNOKPA[TOYΣ] Eagle standing right on uncertain object, with caduceus over his shoulder. RPC S2-I-3230A (same dies, but it shares the same obverse die with RPC 3230). This magistrate is unknown and precedes the issues of Kallippos Alexandrou. We know this because while our issue utilizes the Hellenistic Σ, those of Kallippos Alexandrou use the lunate C. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare and attractive Amorium for Vespasian
Lot 540
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.38 g, 1 h), L. Antonius Longeinos. OYEΣΠAΣIANON KAIΣAPA AMOPIANOI Laureate head of Vespasian to right, tip of neck truncation on globe. Rev. EΠI Λ ANTΩNIOY ΛONΓEINOY Eagle standing to left on a scepter or a curious thunderbolt. RPC II 1424. Only three examples recorded in RPC. With a good, early portrait of Vespasian and a brown patina. Some pitting, especially on the reverse, and with both sides slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 541
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.77 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Serapis to left, wearing calathus. Rev. ΑΜΟΡΙ-ΑΝΩΝ Isis standing left, wearing lotus and holding sistrum and situla. RPC online -. SNG von Aulock 3394. SNRIS Amorium 02. With pleasing earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 543
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Assarion (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 5.84 g, 1 h), Attalos, son of Diotrephes. AΠAMEΩN Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ATTAΛOΣ ΔIOTPEΦOY Two grain ears above a maeander pattern. RPC I 3125. SNG Copenhagen 204. SNG von Aulock 3483. Rare early provincial from Apameia; brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 544
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Livia, Augusta, 14-29. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.11 g, 1 h), struck under her son, Tiberius, Marcus Manneius. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Livia to right. Rev. MAP-KO[Σ] / MAN-NHI[O] / AΠAMEΩ[Ν] Club, set on a maeander pattern. RPC 3132. SNG Copenhagen 207. SNG von Aulock 3489. An attractive and clear example. Both sides slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 545
PHRYGIA. Cibyra. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.85 g, 12 h). Eagle standing left on altar, its head turned back to right. Rev. KIBYPATΩN in three lines, within laurel wreath with ties below. RPC IV online 1957 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 3723 (same dies). Very rare. Attractive dark patina. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 546
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 5.54 g, 1 h). KOTIAEIΣ KΛAYΔION KAIΣAPA Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠI OYAPOY YIOY ΠOΛEΩΣ Zeus standing left, raising his right hand. RPC I 3220. Glossy dark brown-green surfaces, with types of excellent style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 547
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Caracalla, 198-217. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.49 g, 7 h). AYT• K• M• AYP-H• ANTΩNEINOC. Rev. KOTIAEΩN Hermes, nude but for cloak around his shoulders, standing to left, holding purse in his right hand and kerykeion with his left. SNG von Aulock 3781. A nicely struck, well centered, clear and very rare coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 548
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.95 g, 12 h), Bassa, daughter of Kleon, archiereia (=high priestess), struck under Nero, 54-55. AΓΡΙΠΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina to right; behind neck, round countermark containing a draped female bust to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΣΑ ΚΛΕΩΝΟΣ ΑΡΧΙΕΡΗΑ ΕVΜΕΝΕΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum. BMC 44. Howgego - (this countermark unrecorded ). RPC I 3151. With dark brown glossy surfaces and a lovely portrait of Nero's mother. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 549
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Time of Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.01 g, 3 h). ΛΑΙΡ-ΒΗΝΟϹ Radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos to right. Rev. ΙEΡΑΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ ΝEΩΚΟΡ-ΩΝ She-wolf to left, looking back and feeding twins Romulus and Remus. RPC VI online, 5472. SNG von Aulock 3628. Well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 550
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h), Zeuxis Philalethes, magistrate, c. 15 BC (?). [ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ] Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus before. Rev. ZEYΞΙΣ ΦΙΛΑΛΗΘΗΣ / ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius. RPC I 2895. With a fine and clear portrait of Augustus. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 551
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous, early 3rd Century AD. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing calathus. Rev. ΛAO-ΔIKEΩ-N Cornucopia to right. SNG Munich 367. SNG von Aulock 3828. Clear, glossy surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 552
PHRYGIA. Nacoleia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 5.33 g, 12 h). Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΝΑΚΟΛΕΩΝ ΠΑΡΘEΝΙΟϹ The river-god Parthenios reclining to left, holding reed in each hand. BMC 12. RPC VII.1 774 corr (ΠΑΡΘEΝΙΟϹ not ΠΑΡΘΗΝΙΟϹ). von Aulock Phrygien I, 697-700. Very rare and with a green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 553
PHRYGIA. Peltae. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 5.77 g, 7 h). Λ CEΠ CEYH-POC Π AYΓO Laureate and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΠEΛTHNΩN M A APX IOYNIOY TO ΔE Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. BMC 24. Imhoof-Blumer KM 9. Lindgren II, 1012. Very sharp and with a natural patina; strong portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 554
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.50 g, 12 h), Brocchos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ Bare head of Claudius to right. Rev. ΦIΛOMHΛ-EΩN BPOKXOI Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. BMC 9-10. RPC 3247. SNG Copenhagen 646-8. Clear and attractive. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 555
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.05 g, 11 h), Hadrian. AY K ΛOY CEΠ CEYHPOC ΠE Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΦIΛΟΜΗΛ EΠI AΔPIANO Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG Munich 434. SNG von Aulock 3922. Rare. Attractively patinated, sharp and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 556
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.05 g, 12 h), Hadrian. IOYΛ ΔOM-NA CEB Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΦIΛΟΜΗΛ EΠI AΔPIANO Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG von Aulock 8436. Rare. Well-struck and -centered with a fine dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 557
PHRYGIA. Prymnessus. Julia Domna, 193-217. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 8.13 g, 1 h). IOVΛIA CEBAC Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠΡΥΜΝΗCCEΩN Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon a tympanum; to left, lion seated left. BMC 30. SNG von Aulock 8438. von Aulock, Phrygiens II, 1096-8. Well centered with a dark green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 558
PHRYGIA. Synnada. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.85 g, 11 h), Ti. K. Pison. NEPΩN KAICAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. TI K ΠICΩN CYNNAΔEΩN Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter in his left. RPC I 3190. Attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 559
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Maximus, as Caesar, 235/6-238. Diassarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.66 g, 12 h). Κ Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥ ΜΑΞΙΜΟС Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. ΠEΡΓΗΙ Turreted, veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Perge to right. BMC 49. RPC VI online 6185.7. SNG Paris 494-495. Rare. Slightly rough fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 560
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Time of Nero or Later, mid 1st-mid 2nd century . (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.36 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. CI-ΔH Nike alighting to left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm branch with her left. Unpublished?, but cf. SNG France 740 var. Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 561
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 32 mm, 23.71 g, 7 h). AY K M AYP ANTΩNEINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. CΙ-Δ-Η-ΤΩΝ Athena seated left within distyle temple, holding spear and Victory; pomegranate in pediment. Apparently unpublished for Elagabalus but cf. SNG France 830 for an example of Julia Paula from the same reverse die. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Omonoia issue between Amblada and Sparta
Lot 562
PISIDIA. Amblada. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 4.87 g, 7 h), struck to commemorate the alliance (Omonoia) between Amblanda and Sparta. M A ANTΩ-NEINOC Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΛAKEΔAI-ΑΜΒΛΑΔΕΩ-N Dionysos, nude but for cloak around his shoulders, standing left, holding thyrsos with his left hand and pouring from a kantharos held in his right; at his feet to left, panther standing left, his head turned back to right; to right, behind Dionysos, Pan standing to left, holding lagobolon. SNG Paris -. SNG Pfälzer V, 6. SNG von Aulock -. von Aulock, Pisidiens I, 134f. var (reverse legend). Same dies as Hauck & Aufhäuser 18, 2004, lot 494. Extremely rare. Rough, dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 563
PISIDIA. Parlais. Julia Domna, 193-217. (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h). IVLIA DOMNA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. IVL AVG COL PARLAIS Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and pine cone. BMC 1-2. SNG von Aulock 5137. Well centered and clear, with a pleasant green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 67 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 564
PISIDIA. Selge. Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.91 g, 1 h), struck under her husband, Trajan Decius. EPE• ET-POYCKIΛA CE• Diademed and draped bust right, crescent on shoulders; denomination Γ in circular countermark on neck. Rev. ϹEΛΓEΩΝ Athena standing to left, casting vote in vase and holding palm. RPC IX 1028. SNG Copenhagen 286. SNG Tübingen 4493. Very rare, only three coins known to the RPC . Attractive portrait and a rough reddish patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 565
LYCAONIA. Iconium (Claudiconium). Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 4.96 g, 6 h), 62-65. NEPΩN KAICAP CEBACTOC Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. KΛAYΔEI-KONIEΩN Veiled head of Perseus to right; behind neck, harpa. RPC I 3545. von Aulock, Lykaoniens 263-9. Well centered and with a fine, glossy, dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 566
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 1st century AD. (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.29 g, 12 h). Facing head of Medusa. Rev. ICONIE[ΩN] Nike standing to right, holding wreath with which she crowns the city's name. Apparently unpublished. Extremely rare; well centered and nicely patinated. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 567
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.17 g, 7 h). IMP CAS M ANTO GORDIAN Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. COL ICONIEI/ S-R Marsyas, bald-headed, walking to left, with his right arm raised and with a wine-skin held over his right shoulder. Von Aulock, Lykaonien, 483-4. Weber 7489. Very rare; well struck and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second known for this type!
Lot 568
LYCAONIA. Lystra. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 146-176. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.01 g, 6 h). FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. COL IVL LYSTRA Marsyas, bald-headed, walking to right, with his right arm raised and with a wine-skin held over his left shoulder. RPC online - (but same obverse die as 7267). Unpublished and only the second example known, with the other, struck from the same dies being G&M 233 (2015), 2067. With a fine portrait of Faustina, struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 569
LYCAONIA. Savatra. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.57 g, 6 h). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC Laureatedraped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. СΑΟYΑΤΡƐΩΝ Athena standing, facing, head turned to left, dropping incense on a thymiaterion with her right hand and, resting her left, holding a spear, on a shield, leaning against her left leg. BMC 1. RPC online 7256. SNG von Aulock 8652. Von Aulock, Lykaoniens, 184-188 (same dies). An attractive and clear example of a relatively scarce and interesting type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Only the second example known!
Lot 570
CILICIA. Augusta. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.58 g, 1 h), year BMP (142) = 161-162. AYT KAI M[.] AYPH A-NTΩNEINOC ΓE Laureate, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. AYΓOYCTANΩN ETOYC BMP Ivy wreathed and draped bust of Dionysos to right, holding thyrsos over his left shoulder; behind his back, grape cluster on stem; to right, cantharos. Karbach, Augusta 74 = RPC online 6165. The second - and better - example known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 571
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Time of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.94 g, 6 h), CY 119 = 169/70. ЄTOYC ΘIP Laureate and draped bust of Kronos to right. Rev. IPHNOΠOΛITΩN Herakles reclining left, holding kantharos; below, club. BMC 1. RPC IV online, 4979. SNG Copenhagen 147. SNG Levante 1608. SNG France 2262. With a rare depiction of Kronos. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 572
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 14.74 g, 12 h), year BΟΡ (172) = 222-223. AYT KAI CEY AΛEΞANΔP-OC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. EIPHNOΠOΛEITΒN ETOYC BPO (sic!) Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; on left, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent from patera. RPC online 6874 = Karbach, Eirenopolis, 123-4. Very rare. Attractive brown tone. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Second known
Lot 573
CILICIA. Lyrbe. Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 250-251. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.31 g, 5 h). ΚΥ EΡ EΤΡ ΜE ΔEΚΙΟΝ ΚΑ Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. ΛΥΡΒEΙΤΩΝ Homonoia standing to left, holding patera and cornucopia. RPC IX 1175 = SNG Levante 285 (same dies). The second known coin example, clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 574
CILICIA. Olba. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 5.11 g, 11 h), Ajax son of Teukros, toparch and archiereus, year E = 14/15. APXIEPEΩΣ / AIANTOΣ // TEYKPOY above and below thunderbolt. Rev. ET E / TOΠAPX / KENNATΩ / ΛAΛAΣΣ above two monograms. RPC I 3733. SNG France 844. SNG von Aulock 5787. Earthen highlights; well centered and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 575
CILICIA. Tarsus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Pentassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.64 g, 12 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС СEΒ EY / Π-Π Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΟС ΑΔΡΙ ΤΑΡСEΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛEΩС Bearded Demos seated to left, holding wreath; to left, star. BMC 161. RPC online 5031 (temp.). SNG Copenhagen 361. SNG France 1442-3. SNG Levante 1013. Brown patina as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 576
CILICIA. Tarsus. Caracalla, 198-217. Pentassarion (Bronze, 35 mm, 12.78 g, 6 h), after 212. AVT KAI M AVP CEYHPOC ANTΩNEINOC CEB / Π - Π Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑΝΗC CEYΗ ΑΔΡ ΜΗΤ Δ EΞ A M K / TAPCOV The Nymphaeum at Tarsus: portico with a central arch and aniche to left and right, each containing a fountain; above each niche, quadriga of horses; within the arch, struggling figures; above arch, quadriga of elephants facing below a statue of Skylla. Mabbott 2225. Price & Trell 511. SNG Levante 1045. SNG Levante Supplement 265. SNG von Aulock 6016. Rare and with an interesting reverse. With rough surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 577
CILICIA. Tarsus. Maximinus I, 235-238. Pentassarion (Bronze, 36.5 mm, 23.33 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ• Κ• Γ• ΙΟΥ• ΟΥΗ ΜΑΞΙΜΕΙΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ / Π-Π Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev. ΤΑΡΣΟΥ ΜΗΤΡ-ΟΠOΛE / ΑΜΚΓΒ Athena standing facing in spread quadriga, head left, holding spear and shield. SNG France 1597-9 var. (bust type). SNG Levante 1094 (same dies). With an appealing and unusual iconography of Athena. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 578
GALATIA. Ancyra. Titus, 79-81. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.21 g, 7 h). AY KAIΣAP TITOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. ΣEBAΣTHNΩN TEKTOΣAΓΩN Mên standing left, holding patera in his right hand. Arslan 45. RPC II 1620. SNG von Aulock 6132. A rare type, with a fine portrait in high relief. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 579
GALATIA. Ancyra. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h). AYT KAI M ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ANCYPAC Star within crescent. Kölner Münzkabinett 107, (2017) lot 199 (same dies). Apparently unpublished; the second and by far the better example known. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 580
GALATIA. Ancyra. Julia Domna, 193-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.62 g, 7 h). IOYΛIA CEBACTH Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. MI-TP-OΠ-O ANKYPA-C Aquila between two standards. SNG France 2476. Well centered on a broad flan, and with earthen deposits as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 581
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198 - 217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 18.93 g, 12 h), c. 205. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANK-YPAC Octastyle temple, with wreath in pediment; below, anchor (= the city name in Greek). BMC 33 var. SNG France 2488 var. With a strong and attractively unrealisticc portrait of the young Caracalla. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 582
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198 - 217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 16.59 g, 12 h), after c. 212. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTO-C Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ANKYPAC • Octastyle temple, with shield in pediment. BMC 33 var. SNG France 2488 var. With a powerful and emotive portrait of Caracalla and an attractive golden brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 583
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198 - 217. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.52 g, 6 h), after c. 212. ANTΩNINOC'AYTOK' Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPOΠ ANKYPAΣ • Prize urn containing a palm branch. Arslan 157. Lindgren I 1680. Well centered on a broad flan; brown surfaces. Minor deposit on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 584
GALATIA. Pessinus. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.74 g, 7 h). ΦΑΥСΤEΙΝΑ ΝEΑ СEΒΑСΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right. Rev. ΠEССΙΝOΥΝΤΙΩΝ Harpocrates standing facing, head turned to left, wearing the hemhem crown, holding cornucopia and raising a finger of his right hand to his mouth. Devreker -. RPC IV 10051 (same dies). This type is only known from a single coin once in the Prowe collection and sold in 1914. Some smoothing in the fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 95 CHF
Rare Tavium
Lot 585
GALATIA. Tavium. Caracalla. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.53 g, 7 h), c. 198-211. ANTΩNINO-C AYΓOYC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of a beardless Caracalla to left, holding spear and a shield decorated with an aegis. Rev. TAOYIANΩN Zeus seated to left on throne with decorated back, holding thunderbolt on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left and right, eagle with thunderbolt in its talons. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 6249 var. (bust type). Very rare and with an attractive heroic bust of the young emperor. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Charming and Rare
Lot 586
GALATIA. Koinon of Galatia. Time of Galba, 68-69. (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.23 g, 1 h). KOINON ΓAΛATΩN Bust of Mên left, set upon crescent, wearing phrygian cap adorned with stars and with crescents on his shoulders. Rev. CEBACTΩN Hexastyle temple, with shield in pediment. RPC I 3567. SNG von Aulock 6113 and 8721. Rare; splendid portrait and patina, and definitely among the best known . Struck on a slightly narrow flan and with the reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 587
CAPPADOCIA. Caesareia . Titus, 69-79. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.78 g, 1 h), struck under Vespasian, M. Hirrius Fronto Neratius Pansa, legatus augusti, regnal year Ι (10) = 77-78. AYTOKPA TITOC KAIC CEBATOC Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. EΠI / ΠANCA / ΠPECBEY / TOY / ET I in five lines within laurel wreath. RPC II 1682. Sydenham, Caesarea 118. Dark red patina. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 588
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.26 g, 7 h), regnal year B = 2 = 98-99. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to left. Rev. ΔΗΜ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β Eleutheria standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and rod in her left. RPC 2992 (but with an incorrect photo). SNG Copenhagen 199. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 589
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.50 g, 12 h), regnal year ΙΔ (14) = 206. AΥ KAI M AΥΡH ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTΡOΠO KAICAPI / ET IΔ Bunch of three grain ears. Henseler 581b. SNG Leypold II 2801 var. (legends). A rare variety. With a pleasing portrait of Caracalla and a grey-black patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 590
CAPPADOCIA. Caesarea-Eusebia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.81 g, 12 h), regnal year Γ (3) = 223-224. AY K CЄOVH AΛEΞAN Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. MHTPOΠ KAICAPI / ET Γ Veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Caesaraea, crowned with mount Argaios. Henseler 773d. RPC VI 6776/4 (temporary). Sydenham 532. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 591
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.49 g, 12 h), regnal year E (5) = 120-121. E-T E Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. TYA-[NEΩΝ] Athena standing left, wearing helmet and chiton, holding Nike standing right on her right hand, resting her left hand on a shield by her side, and with a transverse spear behind her. Lindgren II A1736a. RPC III, 2954. SNG von Aulock 6537. Lovely dark green glossy patina; with a good portrait. Reverse off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 592
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Circa 2nd -3rd century AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h). Humped bull standing to right. Rev. TYA-NEωN Zeus seated left, holding patera in his right hand and scepter with his left. Lindgren I 1734 var. (bull to left). SNG Copenhagen 315. Brown patina; bold, clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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