obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 595
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 13.95 g, 12 h), with a re-validation countermark from Antioch. IMP M OTHO [CAE AVG] Laureate head of Otho to right; on the lower right, oval countermark with an anchor between [A]-N. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath. BMC 208. McAlee 320. RPC I 4320 (and see GIC 373 for the countermark). A very rare coin. Cleaned and somewhat rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 596
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 34 mm, 16.77 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ KAI ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡΗΛI ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CEB Laureate, bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤP ΚΟ / Δ - Ε / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below her, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram to left; in field above left, crescent. BMC 457. McAlee 802b. Attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 597
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 21.68 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ K] ΜAP ΑΥP ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤ ΚΟ / Δ - Ε / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below left, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram to left; in field to left, star. McAlee 807c . Attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 598
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Severus Alexander, 222-235. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 32 mm, 20.72 g, 11 h). ΑΥΤ K Μ ΑΥ CE AΛEΞAN CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Alexander Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤPO ΚΟΛ / Δ - Ε / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below left, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram to left. McAlee 825c . Well struck and nicely centered. Some flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 599
CILICIA OR NORTHERN SYRIA. Uncertain Caesarea. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.17 g, 12 h), regnal year Γ = 3 = 42-43. KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. ETOYC KAICAPEΩΝ Γ Turreted, veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Caesarea to right. BMC 5 (Anazarbus). Henseler X2a. RPC I 4084 (Uncertain location, possibly in Cilicia). SNG Copenhagen 177 (Caesarea in Cappadocia). SNG von Aulock 6348 (Caesarea in Cappadocia). Clear, attractive and with a green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 600
SYRIA, Decapolis. Gadara. Vespasian, 69-79. (Bronze, 22 mm, 10.40 g, 12 h), year ΕΛΡ = 135 = 71/2. KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC Laureate head of Vespasian to right; on neck, oval countermark with a bust of Fortuna to right. Rev. ΓAΔAPA Fortuna standing left, holding wreath and cornucopia; in field to left, ΕΛΡ. Rosenberger 32. RPC II 2093. SNG ANS 1300-1. Spijkerman 26a. For the countermark: Howgego 206. Brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Published in RPC
Lot 601
SYRIA, Decapolis. Gadara. Titus, Caesar, 69-79. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.59 g, 12 h), year ΖΛΡ = 137 = 73/4. TITOC KAICAP Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. ΓAΔAPEΩN L ZΛP Crossed cornucopiae. RPC II 2096.14 (this coin). Spijkerman 29. Green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 602
PHOENICIA. Aradus. Mark Antony, 44-30 BC. Assarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.82 g, 12 h), year CKB (222) = 38-37 BC. Bare head of Mark Antony to right. Rev. CωM - CKB(date) / M ΔI Bull charging to left. Rouvier 383. RPC I 4466. Well centered; green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 603
EGYPT. Alexandria. Nero & Poppaea, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Billon, 24 mm, 12.57 g, 11 h), regnal year I (10) = 63-64. NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY Radiate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ / L I Draped bust of Poppaea to right. BMC 122. Dattari (Savio) 196. Köln 157. RPC I 5275. A clear example with attractive portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 604
EGYPT. Alexandria. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Drachm (Bronze, 34 mm, 19.99 g, 12 h), year H (8) = 144/145. ΑYΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС СEΒ EYС Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. L H Radiate and draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing calathus and taenia. Dattari 2805. Geissen 1479. RPC IV online 14863 (same reverse die). Rare; Deep brown chocolate patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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
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
With a spectacular portrait of Hadrian
Lot 643
BITHYNIA. Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 10.87 g), after 128. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COM-BIT Octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze. Metcalf, Cistophori, type B1. RIC 461b. RPC 971. A nicely toned coin with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 800 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
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