obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 153
ATTICA. Athens. Pseudo-autonomous issue, temp. Gallienus, 264-267. Drachm (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 4.90 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. AΘHNA Olive tree between a panathenaic amphora to left, and owl standing right, head facing. Kroll 377. SNG Copenhagen 368. Svoronos pl. 90, 7 (same dies). A scarce and important coin. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 329
BYZACIUM. Hadrumentum. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.29 g, 11 h), under Africanus Fabius Maximus, proconsul and septemvir epulonum, and C. Livineius Gallus, quaestor propraetore, 6-5 BC. [AFR FA MA]X COS PROCOS VII VIR [EPVLO] Bare head of Fabius Africanus to right. Rev. C LIV[IN GALL]VS Q PRO PR Elephant advancing to left, trampling on serpent. MAA 92. RPC 781. Very rare and with an important private portrait of Augustan date. One of about a dozen known examples, of which 9 are cited in the RPC. Struck off-center and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 331
THRACE. Anchialus. Maximinus I, 235-238. Triassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.08 g, 1 h). AYT MAΞIMEINOC EYCEBHC AYΓ Laureate head of Maximinus to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. AΓX-IA-Λ-E-ΩN Dolphin swimming to right, with a fish swimming to left above and to right below. AMNG II 604. Varbanov 499. With a most unusual reverse type. Obverse somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 332
THRACE. Perinthus. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 13.94 g, 6 h). AY KΛ CEΠ CEVHΡOC Π Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΠEPINΘIΩN NEΩ-KO-PΩN Nike standing to right, bare to waist ,and with her left foot set on helmet, affixing a shield inscribed ΠY/ΘI/A to palm tree. Schoenert - obverse of 494 but reverse of 582 (Caracalla). An extremely rare coin with only one known example which can be found in wildwinds. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 333
THRACE. Traianopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.80 g, 7 h). AYT K M AYP CE ANTΩNEINOC Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. TPAIAN-O-Π-O-ΛEIT-ΩN The three Graces, nude, embracing. Moushmov 5043. Schönert-Geiss, Augusta Traiana 81 (V33/R78). Varbanov 2857. With an impressive dark green patina and a spectacular reverse. Slightly rough on the obverse.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare and unpublished!
Lot 334
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.40 g, 1 h), Beroia. AΛEΞANΔΡ-OΥ (reading outwards from the lower right) Head of Alexander the Great to right wearing lion's skin headdress; below, thunderbolt. Rev. KOI MAKEΔΟΝΩΝ Β NEΩKOPΩ Two prize urns, each with a palm frond, set upon an agonistic table with decorated legs. AMNG III - (but cf 757 for a similar example with differing legends). Very rare. A splendid, clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 335
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Struck under the duoviri, C. Heius Pamphilus & Q. Caecilius Niger, 34-31 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.55 g, 9 h). CORINT Head of Aphrodite to right. Rev. Q CAECIL NIGR C HEIO PAM / IIVIR Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus prancing to right, preparing to strike with his spear the Chimaera at his right. Amandry VIc, pp. 136-8. BCD Corinth 329. BMC 496-7. RPC 1128. Very rare and desirable coin. Some roughnes on the fields, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 336
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Valerian I, 253-260. (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 10.60 g, 1 h), year PЧB (192) = 255-256. AY K ΠO ΛIK OYAΛEPIANOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. ΠONT MH NEOKAICAPIA / ET PЧB around wreath containing A/KTI/A, tied above and below; on the upper tie, A. RG 66var. (no inscription in the wreath). A fine and rare example. Some pitting on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 337
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.34 g, 7 h). ••AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. NEIKAIEIΣ ΠPΩTOI THΣ EΠAΡXEIAΣ Demeter standing facing, head to left, holding grain ears and poppy in her extended right hand, and scepter in her left. BMC 19. RPC 636. Thick dark-green glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 338
MYSIA. Germe. Titus with Domitian as Caesar, 79-81. (Orichalcum, 17 mm, 3.25 g, 12 h). AYTO KAI ΓEP CEBAC Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. AYTO KAI CEBAC Laureate head of Domitian to right. RPC 929/930 var. (an apparently unpublished variant combining both metals - "brass and AE" -types and legends). Very rare variety !. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 339
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.05 g, 10 h). Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. CEΒΑCΤΟC Capricorn to left, turning head backwards; ΖΚ monogram to right. RPC 2245. SNG France 623-5. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unknown and unpublished medallion of Cyzicus!
Lot 340
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Commodus, 177-192. Medallion (Bronze, 42 mm, 33.87 g, 1 h). ΑY ΚΑΙ Μ ΑYΡΗΛΙ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, seen from the rear. Rev. ƐΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΑYΡΗ ΜEIΔΙΟY ΑCΙΑΡΧ ΚYΖΙΚΗ/ ΝEΟΚΟΡΩΝ Hygieia standing to right, feeding serpent from her patera; to right Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, holding serpent-staff; between twem, Telesphorus standing, facing. Apparently an unpublished variety, combining the obverse die of RPC online 9167 (Bani 16), with a reverse die of RPC online 754 (von Fritze, VI 6b). A surprising new find! This is the biggest (and the rarest) medallion of Cyzicus struck under Commodus. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 341
AEOLIS. Temnus. Time of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h). TH• MNOC Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. THMNEITΩN Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG Copenhagen 274-5. SNG von Aulock 1677. Well struck and nicely centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 342
CARIA. Alabanda. Pseudo-autonomous coinage, Early 3rd century AD. (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.45 g, 12 h), Struck under Ateleios. ΘEA PΩMH AΛABANΔE/Ω-N Roma seated left on cuirass, holding crowning Nike and sceptre; round countermark with bust of Artemis, to lower right. Rev. ATE/ΛEI/ OC in three lines within laurel wreath tied above and below. BMC 21. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 343
CARIA. Aphrodisias. Gordianus III Pius, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 35 mm, 26.01 g, 6 h). ΑV Κ ΜΑΡ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΑΦΡΟΔΕΙCΙCΙΕΩΝ The centaur Chiron standing to right, holding bow and arrow. MacDonald, Coinage, Type 184 (O232/R426). SNG von Aulock 2462 (same obverse die). Weber 6407. Attractive green patina and with an interesting and unusual reverse type. Some scratches, probably adjustment marks made to the flan prior to striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 344
CARIA. Euippe. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.47 g, 12 h). ΣΕ-ΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Augustus to right; on neck, eagle standing right within circular countermark. Rev. ΕΥΙΠ-ΠΕΩΝ Thunderbolt. RPC I Suppl. 2823C. Very rare, the third known. Countermark on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished new type
Lot 345
CARIA. Heraclaea Salbace. Circa 2nd - 3rd century. Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h). ΓEΡΟY-СΙΑ Veiled and draped bust of the local Senate to right. Rev. HPAKΛ-EΩTΩN Nike standing right on globe, holding wreath and palm branch. Apparently unpublished. Well struck and clear with a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 346
CARIA. Mylasa. Geta, Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 37 mm, 22.44 g, 6 h). ΠO CEΠTI-[MIOC ΓETAC KAI]C Draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. MYΛΑ-[CEΩN] Cult statue of Zeus Labraundos facing within a tetrastyle temple with a wreath in the pediment. Akarca 90. BMC 38. SNG Copenhagen 437. SNG München 372. SNG von Aulock 2630. An impressive looking coin stuck on a large flan. Somehat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 347
LYDIA. Acrasus. Time of Seprimius Severus and Caracalla, 193-217. (Bronze, 8 mm, 0.97 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles to right, with lion skin tied around his neck. Rev. AKPAC-IΩTΩN Telesphoros standing facing. MBC 5. A rare coin in unusually fine condition. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 348
LYDIA. Tabala. Time of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h). IEPA CYNKΛHTOC Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. TABAΛEΩ-Ν/ EΡΜΟϹ The river god Hermos reclining to left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting his left elbow on an inverted vase from which water flows. RPC IV Online 9941. SNG Copenhagen 562. SNG von Aulock 3190. Earthen highlights . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 349
LYDIA. Tabala. Julia Domna, 193-217. Assarion (16 mm, 4.25 g, 6 h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Julia to right. Rev. ΤΑΒΑ - ΛΕΩΝ Cult figure of Artemis Ephesia facing. Apparently unpublished save for its auction appearances: as Helios 5, 2010, 868. An attractive coin with a glossy, thick, olive-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 350
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.46 g, 5 h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN Facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. RPC 1334. SNG München 419. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A fascinating gaming tessera
Lot 351
LYDIA. Tralles. Nero, 54-68. Tessera (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.96 g), 8 units. [NEPΩN KAICAP] Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. Smoothed surface engraved with III•V (the original coin bears a figure of Athena Alkidemos). For the original coin, see RPC 2656 and SNG von Aulock 3285. Apparently the same obverse die as Lanz 128, 287 and Kölner 107 (2017) 180. Apparently unknown as a numbered tessera. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 352
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.39 g, 11 h), struck under magistrate Menelaos son of Demosthenes. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΜEΝEΛΑΟ ΔΗΜΟCΘE-ΝΟΥC ΑΙΖΑΝEΙΤΩΝ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 89-90. RPC 3098. SNG Copenhagen 86. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 353
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Agrippina Junior, 15-59. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.90 g, 1 h), struck under Nero, magistrate Lucius Servenius Capito, 54-68. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΝ Draped bust of Agrippina to right, with grain ear and poppy at her right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΛΕΥΚΙΟΥ ΣΕΡΟΥΗΝΙΟΥ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟΣ ΑΚΜΟΝΕΩΝ Artemis advancing to right, holding bow and drawing arrow from her quiver; at her feet to right, small Nike advancing to right, holding palm and wreath. RPC I 3172. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 354
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Time of Vespasian to Domitian, 69-96. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.80 g, 7 h), struck under L. Antonios Longeinos. ΕΠΙ Λ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ ΛΟ Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rev. ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΑΜΟΡ Clasped right hands. Katsari H1-2. RPC II 1425a. An extremely rare coin, with only two examples known to the RPC editors. Some nimor piting on the obverse and possibly overstruck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 355
PHRYGIA. Ancyra. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.32 g, 7 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙΛΙOC ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝOC Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΛΙΚΙΝΙΟΥ Α-ΡΧ ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ Nude Zeus standing facing, head turned to left, holding anchor and long scepter. BMC 26-27. RPC online 1722. SNG Copenhagen 138. SNG von Aulock 8329 (this obverse die). With some earthen deposits over a rough green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 356
PHRYGIA. Cibyra. Geta, Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 31 mm, 15.32 g, 6 h). Λ• CEΠ• ΓETAC• KAI Draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. KIBYP-ATΩN Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing, flanked by two stags, both of their heads turned back to view the goddess. Apparently unpublished. An appealing coin. Obverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 357
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 27 mm, 8.66 g, 7 h), Aurelius Menander, archiereus of Zeus. M IOYΛIOC ΦΙΛΙΠΠOC AYΓ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. EΠI AYP MENANΔPOY ΔIOC APX K CTE / KO/TI/A•/EΩN Hygieia standing to right, feeding serpent from her patera; to right Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, holding serpent-staff; between twem, Telesphorus standing, facing. BMC 79 var. (magistrate). A rare and important variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 358
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.31 g, 12 h), struck during the rule of her husband Domitian, under the high-priestess Claudia Terentia Hylla. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. ΚΛ ΤEΡEΝΤΥΛΛΑ [ΑΡΧΙE], EΥΜEΝEΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne with a back, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left hand upon a tympanum. RPC II 1388. A pleasing coin with a dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 359
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 180-218. Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Hermes, with his kerykeion to right. Rev. EYMENE-ΩN Athena standing to left, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left upon her shield at her side; spear to right. BMC 23. RPC IV online 2012. SNG Copenhagen 385. SNG von Aulock 3584. Lovely green patina; pleasing and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 360
PHRYGIA. Flavia-Grimenothyrae. Time of Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.45 g, 1 h), under the epimeletes Loukius Tullius Per... EΠI M TYΛΛΙ Head of Zeus right, wearing taenia; to right, eagle standing to right, terning it's head to left to view it's master. Rev. ΓΡΙΜEΝΟ-ΘYΡEΩΝ Athena standing to right, holding long spear and resting her left hand upon her shield, set on the ground. BMC 7. Lindgren 954. RPC III 2483. SNG von Aulock 3601. Attractive dark glossy surfaces and a great portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 361
PHRYGIA. Julia. Cornelia Supera, wife of Aemilian, 253. Triassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.09 g, 5 h), Philoteimos, archon for the second time. •ΓΑΙ•ΚΟΡ• CΟΥΠΕΡΗΝ /•CE• Diademed and draped bust of Cornelia Supera to right. Rev. ΑΡΧ•Τϕ - ΦΙΛΟΤΕΙΜΩ / ΙΟΥΛΙΕΩΝ Kybele seated left on throne with two lions, holding patera in her right hand. RPC IX, 896. Scarce. With a brown patina and an interesting portrait. Considerable roughness and earthen deposits, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 362
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.24 g, 6 h), struck under magistrate Kor. Aineias. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΚΟΡ ΑΙΝΕΙΑΣ ΛΑΟ-ΔΙΚΕΩΝ Zeus Laodiceus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and staff with his left. BMC 173. RPC 2926. SNG Copenhagen 563. A clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 363
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous, circa 1st century AD. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.10 g). ΛAOΔIKEΩN Draped bust of Mên on crescent to right, wearing Phrygian cap. Rev. Star of eight rays with pellets between them. Apparently unpublished. Cf. RPC 2907 for a similar obverse. Auctiones (DE) e50 (2016), 124. The best known example of this extremely rare type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 364
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Antonine times, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.17 g, 6 h). ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Draped bust of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΙΛ ΔΙΟΝVCΙΟC Mask of Silenos atop cista mystica with serpent. BMC 96. SNG Copenhagen 352. Sharp, and with an attractive dark, blackish-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 365
PHRYGIA. Sebaste. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.25 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Julius Dionysius, circa 55. CΕΒΑ-CΤΟΣ Bareheaded and draped bust of the youthful Nero to right. Rev. CΕΒΑCΤΗΝΩΝ ΙΟΥΛΙΟC ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟC Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle and long scepter. BMC 23. RPC 3155. SNG Copenhagen 678. SNG München 451-2. With a pleasant portrait struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 366
PHRYGIA. Synnada. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.32 g, 7 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙΛΙ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟϹ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΠEΙCΩΝΟϹ ΤEΡΤYΛΛEΙΝΟV ϹYΝΝΑΔEΩΝ Athena standing facing, head turned to left, holding patera, and resting her left arm on shield; to left, spear. BMC 41. RPC IV online 2204. Only five examples known to the RPC editors. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 367
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Nero, 54-68. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.74 g, 12 h). NEPΩN KAICAP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. APTEMIΔOC ΠEPΓAIAC Artemis hurrying right, holding torch in her right hand and bow in her left; to right, star. RPC I 3373. Rare and unusual with the star on the right field. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 368
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.53 g, 6 h). IVLIA A-VGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ANTIOCH GEN C L CAS (sic!) Turreted Tyche of Antiochia standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. Krzyzanowska obv. XX. SNG France 1130 (this obverse die). Glossy dark green patina; attractive surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 369
PISIDIA. Apollonia-Mordiaeum. Time of Caracalla, 211-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 19.31 g, 6 h), in alliance with Lykia. AΛЄΞA KTIC AΠΟΛΛΩNIATΩN Head of Alexander III to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNIAT KAI ΛYKIΩN / OMONOIA The city goddess of Apollonia and the personification of Lykia, standing, facing each other and clasping their right hands. V. Aulock, Pisidien II, p. 54, 24-33. Attractive, dark, black-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 370
PISIDIA. Palaeopolis. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.09 g, 6 h). AYΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟϹ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΠΑΛΑΙΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ Zeus enthroned to left, holding thunderbolt with his right hand and long scepter with his left; behind him, eagle with spread wings standing facing, his head turned back to left. BMC 1. RPC Online 3316. SNG Copenhagen 172. SNG France 1652. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 371
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.20 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΤΙΤΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus to right. Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔEΙΚΟΝΙEΩΝ Bust of Perseus to right, wearing Phrygian cap; behind his head, harpa. RPC II 1608. SNG France 2285. SNG von Aulock 5389. Attractive dark -green glossy surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 372
LYCAONIA. Savatra. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.36 g, 6 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. СΑΟYΑΤΡEΩΝ 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). Rare type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 373
CILICIA. Aegeae. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 31 mm, 14.14 g, 1 h), year BMP (142) = 95-96. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ, ΦΙΛΩΤΑ /BMP / ΘΕΟΔΟϹ Tyche of Aegae seated right on throne, holding aphlaston. RPC II 1780. SNG Levante 1701. Extremely rare, with only three examples recorded in RPC. Very slight roughness on the fields, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 374
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Julia Maesa, grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 11.22 g, 6 h), struck under Severus Alexander, year AMC (241) = 222-223. ΙΟYΛIA• ΜΑ-ICA CEB Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right. Rev. ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ ΑΜΚ Γ Β Two neocorate temples, one hexastyle, the other tetrastyle, both with a shield on the pediment. RPC VI Online 7291 = SNG Levante Supplement 339 = Ziegler 376 = Triton VII (2004), 758. Only the second known of this type, and struck from the same dies as the only other example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 375
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 33 mm, 22.45 g, 5 h), year HMC (248) = 229-230. AYT K M A CE AΛEΞANΔΡOC Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right seen from behind. Rev. ΑΝΑΖΑ ΕΝΔΟ ΜΗΤΡΟ ΕΤ HMC Γ Β Two tetrastyle temples seen in three-quarters perspective. RPC VI online 7339 var. (reverse legend arrangement but from the same obverse die). SNG Levante 1461 var. (reverse legend arrangement but from the same obverse die). Very rare. Patina stripped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 376
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Julia Mamaea, 222-235. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 10.21 g, 7 h), struck under Severus Alexander, year HMC (248) = 229-230. ΙΟYΛ ΜΑΜAE Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. ANAZ MHT ENΔOΞ / B - Γ/ ET HMC Winged caduceus. RPC VI Online 7360. SNG Levante 1474. Ziegler 495. An extremely rare coin with only two examples recorded by Ziegler. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 377
CILICIA. Anemurium. Maximinus I, 235-238. (Bronze, 30 mm, 15.37 g, 6 h), regnal year 1 = 235/6. AVK Γ I OYHP MAΞIMЄINON. Rev. ANEMOYPIEΩN / ETA Lion leaping to right, turning his head to left; above its hind quarters, star in crescent. BMC 6. RPC online 7011. SNG France 711 (same dies). Ziegler, Anemurion 74. A rare emission from Anemurium, with only a few examples known; earthen highlights over a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 378
CILICIA. Diocaesarea. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 13.50 g, 3 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΝΟ ΚΑΙ CΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΔΑΚΙ• Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΙΟΚΑΙ-CΑΡΕΩΝ above and below thunderbolt. BMC 3-4. RPC III 3239. Staffieri 3. SNG France 860. SNG Leypold 2325. SNG Levante 667. Scarce. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 379
CILICIA. Hierapolis-Castabala. Commodus, 180-192. (Bronze, 33 mm, 16.58 g, 5 h). Ι-EΡΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ ΚΑCΤΑΒΑΛEΩΝ Draped bust of youthful Dionysus, wearing ivy wreath, holding thyrsus over his far shoulder; bunch of grapes to right. Rev. ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΚOΜOΔΟC EYΤYΧ Commodus in military dress standing facing, head to left, holding Nike and long scepter. RPC IV online 6184. SNG von Aulock 5575. With a fine green patina; particularly rare, especially without the usual countermarks. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 380
CILICIA. Hierapolis-Castabala. Commodus, 180-192. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.19 g, 6 h). ΚOΜOΔΟC EYΤYΧ Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΙEΡΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ Nude Heracles standing to right, resting his right arm on club, and holding lion-skin and bow with his left. RPC IV online 5808. SNG France 2235-6. Green patina with earthen highlights; appealing on the hand. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 381
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 28 mm, 16.45 g, 12 h), year EΟΡ (175) = 225/226. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CEΥ ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. EΙΡΗΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ EΤ EΟΡ Nude Apollo standing facing, turning his head to left, holding laurel branch and resting his left hand on small column. Karbach, Eirenopolis, 129-32. RPC VI online 6883. SNG Levante supplement 386. Attractive green surfaces with fine earthen highlights; an appealing coin scarcely seen in such condition. Some flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 382
CILICIA. Koropissos. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.08 g, 12 h). KAICAP AΔPIANOC Bare head of Hadrian right. Rev. KOPOΠI-CCEΩN Bare-headed and bearded male head to right (Zeus or Aelius?), with scepter(?) behind his neck; to right, tree. BMC 1. RPC 3216. SNG Leypold 2476. SNG Levante Suppl. 152. A very rare and interesting issue. Flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 383
CILICIA. Koropissos. Valerian I, 253-260. (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.62 g, 11 h). AYTOKP KAICAPA [ΠOV ΛI] OYAΛEPIANOC Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. KOPOΠEICEΩN THC KIHTΩN On the right, Perseus, nude, standing left, holding harpa in his left hand and clasping his right with the right hand of Andromeda, draped and on the left, standing right, holding an uncertain circular object in her left hand. SNG France 775. SBG Levante -. Very rare, and with a fascinating mythological reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 384
CILICIA. Olba. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.59 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius. ΦΑVСΤΙΝΑ СEΒΑСΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right, wearing stephane. Rev. ΟΛΒEΩΝ Winged thunderbolt. BMC 25. RPC IV online 5828. SNG Levante 657. SNG von Aulock 5795. Well centered and clear, with green patina covered partially with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 385
CILICIA. Tarsus. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. Tridrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 9.66 g, 11 h), mid 120s. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CE Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. TAPCEΩN MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC Lion to left, attacking a bull kneeling to left. Prieur 765. RPC III 3264. Scratches on the fields, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 386
GALATIA. Koinon of Galatia. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.92 g, 1 h), c. 62-65. NEPΩNOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. TO KOINON ΓAΛATΩN Tetrastyle temple set on four-tiered base. RPC I 3563. SNG von Aulock 6115. Glossy dark brown patina. Some minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 387
CAPPADOCIA. Caesareia. Titus, 69-79. Diassarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.99 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. Henseler 82a. RPC II 1682. Sydenham, Caesarea 118. Olive green patina overlaid with slight earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 388
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h). Humped bull standing to right. Rev. TYAN-EΩ-N Zeus seated to left, holding patera in his right hand and scepter with his left. Henseler 1503. Lindgren I 1734 var. (bull to left). RPC III 2950c. SNG Copenhagen 315. Brown patina; bold, clear and attractive; rare with the bull to right. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 389
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.02 g, 12 h). Humped bull standing to right. Rev. TYAN-EΩN Zeus seated to left, holding patera in his right hand and scepter with his left. Henseler 1503. Lindgren I 1734 var. (bull to left). RPC III 2950c. SNG Copenhagen 315. Brown patina; bold, clear and attractive; rare with the bull to right. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 390
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 6.35 g, 11 h), c. 128. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Rev. ΠATHP ΠAT-PI YΠATOC TO Γ Club. Henseler 178f. Metcalf 103. RPC 3116. Sydenham 283. Nicely toned, with clear surfaces. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 391
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.53 g, 6 h), 161-166. AYTOKP ANTΩNEINOC CEB Laureate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. YΠA-TOC Γ Mount Argaeus, with trees; on summit, star; at base, animal on the left and tree on the right. Henseler 255g. RPC online 7024. Sydenham, Caesarea 330-331. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 392
COMMAGENE. Antiochia ad Euphratem. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.61 g, 12 h). [ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ] ΜΑΡΚΟΝ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟΝ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to left. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧEΩΝ [ΠΡΟC EΥΦΡΑΤ]ΗΝ Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right. BMC 1. RPC online 5743 (temporary). Very rare. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 393
COMMAGENE. Samosata. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.25 g, 6 h), year IΘ (19) = 134-135. AΔΡIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. Φ-Λ /С-A/ ET IΘ around winged caduceus. CRS 471/15. RPC 3424 corr (obverse legend). This is a particularly scarce issue; two examples recorded in RPC. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 394
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 9.24 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC ΣΕΒ Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. COL LAOD METROPOLEOS / ΔΕ Tyche of Laodicea seated facing, holding cornucopia, with river god swimming to left below her feet; around her, four turreted figures standing and facing towards her (representations of smaller cities in the area?), two to either side, with the inner two presenting wreaths. BMC 110. G&M 204 (2012), 1874. Extremely rare and possibly the third known example. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 395
SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Hieropolis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.86 g, 6 h). AYT KAI MAP AYP CE AΛEΞANΔPOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ΘEAC/ CYPIAC IE/POΠOΛI/TΩN in four lines within laurel wreath with ties above and below. BMC -. Butcher 62. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG München -. Extremely rare; olive green patina partially covered with earthen highlights; an attractive piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 396
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Valerian II, Caesar, 256-258. (Bronze, 26 mm, 16.51 g, 5 h). IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. COL IVL AVG HEL FEL Nude athlete standing facing, crowning himself and holding long palm branch. De Saulcy 14 (Valerian I). Sawaya 838 (D111/R296). Cleaned and with slightly rough surfaces on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 397
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 27 mm, 15.18 g, 11 h), 31-32. TI CAESAR AVG TR POT XXXIII Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. Large S•C within laurel wreath of six sets of leaves. BMC 156-7. RPC 4272. Well struck with a beautiful portrait and a lovely deep green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 398
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 23 mm, 7.73 g, 12 h). CAESAR IM• NER• CLAV Laureate head of Nero to right, with lituus below his chin. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath tied below. McAlee 301. RPC 4308. With a spectacular early portrait of Nero. Bevelled flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished dupondius from Antioch
Lot 399
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 15.28 g, 12 h), legate series, year EIP (115) = 66-67. IM• NER• CLAV CAESAR Laureate head of Nero to right, with aegis below his chin. Rev. EΠI/ΓAIOY /KECTIO/Y ANTIO/ET EIP in five lines within laurel wreath tied below. RPC 4303 var. same obverse die as RPC 4309. With a spectacular early portrait of Nero. Bevelled flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 400
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Galba, 68-69. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 14.61 g, 12 h). IM [SER SVL GAL] CAE Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. S•C in a laurel wreath with ties below. McAlee 312. RPC I 4314. With a bold portrait; chocolate brown surfaces. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 401
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Galba, 68-69. As (Copper, 23 mm, 7.88 g, 1 h). IM•SER•SVL• GALBA•CAE Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. S•C in a laurel wreath with ties below. BMC 205. McAlee 313b. RPC 4315. With a bold portrait; a complete example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 402
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h). IMP M [OTHO CAE AVG] Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 208. McAlee 320. RPC I 4320. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 403
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. Dupondius (Bronze, 30 mm, 15.81 g, 1 h). IMP M OTHO CAE AVG (clockwise) Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath. BMC 207, 209-211. McAlee 321c. RPC I 4318. A rare type. Slightly rough surfaces, some adjustment marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 404
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. As (Copper, 23.5 mm, 8.12 g, 12 h). IMP M O-THO CAE AVG Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath tied below. McAlee 322a. RPC I 4321. With a fine style portrait of Otho. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 405
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan, 98-117. Semis (Orichalcum, 15.5 mm, 2.72 g, 5 h), struck in Rome for circulation in Syria, year B (2) = 98-99. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β Winged caduceus. BMC 107-109 (as caesarea). McAlee 501. RPC 3658. Obver struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 406
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 31 mm, 22.36 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ KAI Μ ΑΥPH ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CEB Laureate bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤ 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, star. McAlee 802a. Attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 407
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip II, As Caesar, 244-247. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 13.11 g, 6 h), 245. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC KECAP Draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to left. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠATO A / SC Eagle with spread wings, standing right on palm frond, holding wreath in it's beak. McAlee 1016. Prieur 348. Rare variation. Sharp and well struck, with a fine and noble portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 408
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip II, 247-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.39 g, 7 h), 248. MAP IOΥΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC KECAP Bare-headed and drapedbust of Philip to left, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAΡΧ EΞOΥCIAC ΥΠATO Γ /ANTIOXIA S C Eagle standing to right, with spread wings, holding wreath in beak. Prieur 395 var. (eagle to left). A fine coin, lustrous and sharp, with lovely details; very rare and possibly unpublished with the eagle to right. Overstruck on a previous antiochian tetradrachm, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 409
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 12.87 g, 1 h), 4th officina, 250-251. EPENNIA TPOYCKIΛΛA CEB Draped bust of Herrenia Etruscila to right; four pellets below. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC/SC Eagle standing to right on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1167d. Prieur 620 (this reverse die). RPC IX 1741. Well struck and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 410
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Herennius Etruscus, As Caesar, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 12.67 g, 12 h), 5th officina, 250-251. EPENN ETPOY ME KY ΔEKIOC KECAP Bareheaded and draped bust of Herrenius Etruscus to right; five pellets below. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC/SC Eagle standing to left on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1153e. Prieur 636. RPC IX 1755. Well struck and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 411
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Herennius Etruscus, As Caesar, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 13.45 g, 7 h), 7th officina, 250-251. EPENN ETPOY ME KY ΔEKIOC KECAP Bareheaded and draped bust of Herrenius Etruscus to right; Z below. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC/SC Eagle standing right on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1152g. Prieur 641. RPC IX 1774. Well struck and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 412
PHOENICIA. Aradus. Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus, 161-169. (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.16 g, 12 h), dated year ΑΚΥ (421) = 162-163. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC ΚΑΙ ΟYΗΡΟC CEΒΑϹΤΟΙ Laureate heads of Marcus Aurelius to right and Lucius Verus to left, facing each other; both with slight drapery over their far shoulders. Rev. ΑΚΥ/ E/ ΑΡΑΔΙUΝ Bull galloping to left, turning head to face the viewer. BMC 379. Rouvier 410. RPC 6746. Very rare and possibly the best example of this type. Flat area on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 413
PHOENICIA. Aradus. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h), 215-217. ΑΥ• Κ• M• A• Α-ΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left, wearing aegis and trabea over his shoulder. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Τ Δ Eagle with spread wings, standing facing, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, crescent. Prieur 1261 (this obverse die). Very rare, with very few examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 414
PHOENICIA. Berytus. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 24 mm, 13.54 g, 12 h). [IMP NER TR]AIAN CAES AVG GERM [P P] Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. COL IVL AVG FEL BER Priest ploughing with two oxen to right. Rouvier 520. RPC 3832. Bold and oddly attractive. Some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 415
PHOENICIA. Byblus. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 13.76 g, 12 h). [AY K M AYP ANT]ΩNINO-C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. IE-PAC / BYBΛOY The hexastyle temple of Astarte in Byblos featuring her cult statue, standing to right, her right foot set on prow and holding scepter; to right, set on a column, Nike holding wreath to crown Astarte. BMC 51. SNG Copenhagen 145. Rare with Greek inscriptions. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 416
PHOENICIA. Tripolis. Julia Domna, 193-217. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 11.00 g, 6 h), struck under Caracalla, year ZKΦ (527) = 215-216. IOYΛIA CEBACTH Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. TPI-ΠO-ΛI-TΩN / ZKΦ Tetrastyle temple of Zeus Hagios containing his altar flanked by Helios, on the left, and Selene, on the right. BMC 73. Rouvier VI 1721. Rare. some cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 417
SAMARIA. Neapolis. Philip I, 245-249. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 17.29 g, 6 h), celebrating the first neocoria. IMP C M IVL PHILIPPO P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right . Rev. NEAPOLI NE[OCORO] / COL✷ Roma seated facing, with her right foot placed on globe, holding spear; behind her to right, the Tyche of Neapolis standing left to face Roma; on the left field, Philip I standing to left, holding scepter, and raising his hand at the personification of the Senate of Neapolis; above, Philip's head, Mount Gerizim. BMC 123. Harl 21 (A5/P19). Rosenberger 82. SNG ANS 1017 (this obverse die). Same dies as Heritage 3003 (2012) 20658. Adjustment marks on both sides, and some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 418
JUDAEA. Caesaraea Maritima. Domitian, 81-96. (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 13.94 g, 12 h), Judaea Capta issue. IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. Athena standing right on prow, holding spear and shield; owl at feet, palm before, trophy behind. Hendin 1454. Meshorer 391. RPC II 2304. Sofaer 25-6. Light brown surfaces, with types of particularly fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 419
JUDAEA. Caesarea Maritima. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.76 g, 12 h). AYT KAI M OΠ CEO MAKPINOC Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠATOC Π Π Eagle with wings spread, standing facing on serpent-entwined torch, head and tail to left, holding wreath in it's beak. Prieur 1674 corr. (obverse legend). SNG ANS 797. Lightly toned; a scarce and attractive example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 421
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Antonine Period, 138-192. (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.42 g, 12 h). Crab ΚΑΡΡΗΝΩΝ. Rev. Star in crescent; below, globe [EΤΟVϹ ΘϞ]. Bellinger, Dura 1498. RPC IV online, 9574. Very rare. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 422
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Septimius Severus, with Abgar VIII, 193-211. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.06 g, 5 h). CEOYH-POC Bare head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ABΓΑΡΟ B-ACIΛΕIO Diademed and draped bust of Abgar to right, wearing tiara. RPC IV online 8979 (same dies as 8979.4). A scarce variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 423
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h). AYT ANTΩNEI Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. KAP KO ME Filleted crescent; above, star; below, small globe. BMC 9. Rare and well struck. With attractive earthen highlights over a solid dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 424
MESOPOTAMIA. Nisibis. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 25 mm, 11.78 g, 12 h). AYTOK M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Radiate and cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, seen from the back, holding spear and decorated shield. Rev. IOY CEΠ KOΛΩ NЄECIBI MHT Tyche of Nisibis seated facing within tetrastyle temple; above, her, ram (Aries) leaping to right; below, river-god swimming to right. BMC - (obverse of 25 and reverse of 23). SNG Righetti 2620 (same dies). The best known example of this rare type. Rough and corroded surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 425
EGYPT. Alexandria. Domitian, 81-96. Obol (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.21 g, 11 h), year IA (11) = 91-92. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤ CEΒ ΓEΡΜ Laureate head of Domitian to left. Rev. LIA Modius between filleted torches. Dattari-Savio 548. RPC 2655. A lovely example with fine dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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