obolos 14
15. December 2019
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Lot 428
Anonymous, Circa 214 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 40.96 g, 12 h). Head of Hercules to right, wearing boar's skin headdress; behind, mark of value (•••). Rev. ROMA Bull charging to right, above serpent to right; above, mark of value (•••). Crawford 39/2. Sydenham 94. Scarce. Some roughness and pitting on the reverse; repatinated, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 429
M. Aburius M.f. Geminus, 132 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.85 g, 2 h), Rome. GEM Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram (mark of value). Rev. M.ABVRI / ROMA Sol driving galloping quadriga to right. Babelon (Aburia) 6. Crawford 250/1. Sydenham 487. A toned piece. Irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 430
M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, 127 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.79 g, 1 h), Rome. ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet; mark of value below chin. Rev. Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss; around, M•METELLVS•Q•F•; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Caecilia) 29. Crawford 263/1a. RBW 1064. Sydenham 480. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 431
Gargilius, Ogulnius, and Vergilius, 86 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.74 g, 9 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo right; below, thunderbolt. Rev. Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga to right. Crawford 350A/2. Sydenham 723. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 432
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.94 g, 12 h), Rome. [M C]IPI• M• F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X . Rev. ROMA Victory in biga to right, holding reins and palm branch tied with fillet; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Toned and centered. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 433
L. Flaminius Chilo, 109-108 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.87 g, 12 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; mark of value (X) below chin. Rev. L•FLAMININI CILO Victory, holding reins and wreath, driving biga galloping to right. Babelon, Flaminina, 1. Crawford 302/1. Sydenham 540. Lightly toned. Reverse slightly off center, and with some scuffs on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 434
L. Scipio Asiagenus, 106 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.78 g, 2 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to left. Rev. L•SCIP• ASIAG Jupiter driving galloping quadriga to right; above, Q and pellet. Babelon, Cornelia 24. Crawford 311/1d. Sydenham 576b. Toned. Some old scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 435
P. Crepusius, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.72 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with scepter on his far shoulder; below chin, water fowl; behind, D. Rev. CLXXVIII / P•CREPVSI Horseman to right, brandishing spear with his right hand. Babelon (Crepusia) 1. Crawford 361/1c. Sydenham 738a. Clear and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 436
L. Rutilius Flaccus, 77 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 5 h), Rome. FLAC Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L•RVTILI Victory driving biga to right, holding reins in her right hand and wreath in her left. Babelon, Rutilia, 1. Crawford 387/1. Sydenham 780. Attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 437
Faustus Cornelius Sulla, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.54 g, 3 h), Rome. S•C FAVSTVS (in the form of a monogram Head of youthful Hercules to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Globe surrounded by four different wreaths, with the one above being the most elaborate; at the bottom, to left, aplustre and, to right, grain ear. Babelon (Cornelia) 61. Crawford 426/41. Sydenham 882. Very attractively toned. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 438
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 23 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Very attractively toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 439
Julius Caesar, April-August 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.00 g, 11 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. Some striking flatness and with a scrarch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 440
Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing to left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Lightly toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 441
Julius Caesar, late 46-early 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.62 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. [CAESAR] Trophy of Gallic arms with two seated captives at the base. Babelon (Julia) 11. Crawford 468/1. CRI 58. Sydenham 1014. Toned. Banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 442
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.63 g, 11 h), Rome. L PLAVTIVS Facing head of the Medusa. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying to right, her head turned slightly to left, holding reins and conducting the four rearing horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 15. Crawford 453/1a. Sydenham 959. Toned and struck on a broad flan; with a ferocious Gorgoneion. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Pomponius Musa for Clio
Lot 443
Q. Pomponius Musa, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 28 mm, 4.08 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, scroll. Rev. Q POMPONI MVSA Clio, the Muse of History, standing left, holding scroll in her right hand and resting her left elbow on a pillar. Babelon (Pomponia) 11. Crawford 410/3. Sydenham 813. Nicely toned. Reverse off center, and with a bankers mark on Apollo's cheek and Clio's hand, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 444
Sextus Pompey, 42-38 BC. As (Bronze, 32 mm, 28.70 g, 11 h), uncertain Sicilian mint. MAGN Laureate, janiform head with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus. Rev. [PIVS] / IMP Galley prow to right. Babelon (Pompeia) 20. Crawford 479/1. CRI 336. Sydenham 1044. Patina stripped and repatinated, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 445
Brutus with P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, early 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.64 g, 11 h), military mint, probably at Smyrna. BRVTVS Axe, simpulum and knife. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug to right and lituus to left. Crawford 500/7. CRI 198. Sydenham 1310. Toned and attractive. Removed from NGC holder number 4883645-004, graded as VF strike 4/5 surface 2/5. Banker's marks on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 446
Mark Antony, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.64 g, 3 h), military mint traveling in Greece. M• ANTONI• IMP Bare head of Mark Antony to right, with a heavy beard. Rev. III VIR R•P•C Distyle shrine containing a medallion bearing a radiate and draped facing bust of Sol. Babelon (Antonia) 34. Crawford 496/1. CRI 128. Sydenham 1168. Some flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 447
Mark Antony, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.49 g, 2 h), mint moving with Antony in Asia Minor. M ANTONIVS IMP III VI R P C Bare head of Antony to right; behind his neck, lituus to left. Rev. PIETAS COS Pietas standing to left, holding turibulum in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Crawford 516/5. CRI 238. Sydenham 1172. Scarce. Toned. Some uncleaned deposits, slightly rough, and with a banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 448
Mark Antony and Octavia, 39 BC. Cistophorus (Silver, 28 mm, 12.04 g, 1 h), Ephesus, summer-autumn 39. M•ANTONIVS•IMP •COS• DESIG•ITER ET•TERT• Conjoined heads of Mark Antony, wearing ivy wreath, and Octavia, draped, to right. Rev. III•VIR - R•P•C• Dionysus, holding cantharus and thyrsus, standing left on cista mystica; to left and right, two interlaced serpents with erect heads. RPC 2202. RSC 3. Sydenham 1198. Bright and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 449
Mark Antony and Octavian, 39 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), Mint moving with Mark Antony possibly in central Italy. M•ANTON•IMP•III•VIR•R•P•C• Bare head of Mark Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR•IMP•III•VIR•R•P•C• Bare head of Octavian to right. Babelon (Antonia) 38. Crawford 528/2b. CRI 261a. Sydenham 1193a. With slight rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 450
The Triumvirs. Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar, 38 BC. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 19.22 g, 11 h), mint in Southern Italy(?). CAESAR DIVI F Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. DIVOS IVLIVS Wreathed head of Divus Julius to right. CRI 308. RPC 620. Sydenham 1335. Fine green patina with some reddish deposits on the edges of the obverse. Scrapes and marks on both sides, hair of both heads slightly re-engraved, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 451
The Triumvirs. Octavian, autumn 32-summer 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.95 g, 11 h), uncertain Italian mint, possibly Rome. Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. CAESAR DIVI• F Pax, draped, standing facing, her head turned to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left. BMC 605. BN 26. Cohen 69. CRI 399. RIC² 252. Clear and bright, with a fine portrait. Light graffito on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 452
The Triumvirs. Octavian, autumn 30 - summer 29 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.79 g, 2 h), Brundisium or Rome. Laureate head of Octavian to right. Rev. IMP - CAESAR Rostral column, ornamented with two anchors and six galley rams, and surmounted by a statue of Octavian, holding a spear in his right hand and a parazonium in his left. BMC 633. BN 68. Cohen 124. CRI 423. RIC² 271. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 453
Octavian, 29-27 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.84 g, 8 h), Brundisium or Rome. Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. IMP - CAESAR Military trophy, with armor and weapons above and rudder and anchor in saltire below, on prow of galley. BN 57. BMC 625. Cohen 119. CRI 419. RIC² 265a. With an attractive old cabinet tone, a very pleasant example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
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