obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 298
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 34 mm, 40.25 g, 1 h), "Egyptianizing" series, Antioch on-the-Orontes, 169-168. Laureate head of Serapis to right; with Osiris cap apon taenia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Eagle standing right on thunderbol. CSE 118-120. HGC 9, 643. SC 1413. SMA 59. Bevelled edge and slightly rough on the obverse.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 299
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.59 g, 1 h), Antiochia ad Daphne (ad Orontem), quasi-municipal coinage, circa 168-164. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡ-ΟΣ ΔΑΦΝΗΙ Zeus standing front, head to left, holding wreath in his right hand; to outer left and right, monograms. HGC 9, 656. SC 1416.7 (but not recorded with this right monogram). Obverse struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 300
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.92 g, 11 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes. Radiate and diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Apollo standing front, head to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning left on bow; Φ to inner left. HGC 9, 891. SC 1786.2. Slightly rough on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 301
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.05 g, 12 h), uncertain mint 89 in northern Syria. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Prow of galley to left; to right, horizontal anchor. CSE 197. SC 1814.2. An extremely elusive issue; glossy dark green surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 302
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.85 g, 2 h), Apameia on-the-Axios mint, 144-143. Diademed and radiate head of the young Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΣΤΑ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Panther moving to left, raising it's right foreleg; below, monogram. HGC 9, 1040. SC 2012c. Nicely toned. Some slight flatness on the obverse and traces of corrossion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 303
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.15 g, 1 h), Antioch, year OP (170) = 143/2. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / ΘP ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; to inner left, AX monogram. DCA 182. HGC 9, 1036a. SC 2002.2e. Wonderfully toned and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 304
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.28 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, ca. mid 143(?)- 142 BC. Radiate, diademed and ivy-wreathed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Elephant walking slowly to left, holding torch with raised trunk; to right, ΣΤΑ above cornucopia. HGC 9, 1043. SC 2006a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 305
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.49 g, 3 h), uncertain mint probably in Northern Syria. Forepart of panther to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ in four lines within ivy wreath with ties below. BMC 49-50. CSE 579 =SNG Spaer 1820. HGC 9, 1050. SC 2019. A very unusual and rare bronze of Antiochos VI. With bevelled edge and with an edge split from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 306
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 6.52 g, 12 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; inner left, star. HGC 9, 1061. SC 2034.2e. Well-struck and centered; fine style; a lovely example with a glossy dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 307
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.27 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; inner left, piloi of the Dioskouroi. HGC 9, 1061. SC 2034.2d. With a lovely portrait and a reddish-brown patina. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 308
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.81 g, 12 h), Ake-Ptolemais, circa 121-113. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΑNTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ Zeus Ouranios, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding star in outstretched hand and long scepter, crescent above; to left, monogram of ΑΔΡ. SC 2336.2. Well-centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 309
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Late 1st century BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.56 g, 1 h), Large denomination. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. [ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ] ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on throne with a back, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; [date in the exergue]. RPC 4201-4215 (passim). Brown surfaces and particularly attractive for type. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 310
SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. Circa 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.66 g, 1 h). Ram running to left, turned head to right. Rev. Scales. Butcher p. 405. Howgego pl. 9, 192. Weiser p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II of Egypt). A better example, quite sharp and nicely patinated. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 311
PHOENICIA. Arados. Circa 172/1-111/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), year 99 = 161/0 BC. Bee with straight wings; to left, date ΘϘ (=99); to right, retrograde Σ. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing right before palm tree. BMC 157. Duyrat 2823. Well-struck and fresh, with a fine reddish toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 312
JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BCE. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.46 g), Prutah, Jerusalem. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Anchor. Rev. Paleo-Hebrew inscription between the rays of an eight rayed star. Hendin 1150. HGC 10, 644. With clear letters. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 313
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa I, 37-43 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h), brockage, Jerusalem, date not in flan but struck during his 6th regnal year (41-2). BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA Umbrella-like canopy with fringes. Rev. as in obverse but incuse. RPC I 4981. An interesting Judaean brockage. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 314
JUDAEA, Procurators. Antonius Felix, 52-59 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.40 g, 1 h), in the name of Nero Claudius Caesar and Britannicus, Jerusalem, year IΔ (14) of Claudius = 54. ΒΡΙΤ Κ-ΑΙ L-ΙΔ Palm tree. Rev. ΝEΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡ Two crossed shields over two crossed spears. Hendin 134. Meshorer 1348. RPC I 4971. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 315
JUDAEA, Procurators. Porcius Festus, 59-62 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.25 g, 12 h), in the name of Nero, Jerusalem, year E (5) = 59 CE. ΝEΡ/ΩΝΟ/C in three lines within wreath. Rev. L E ΚΑΙCΑΡΟC Palm branch. Hendin 1351. Meshorer 345e. RPC I 4972. Unusually complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 316
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa 147-191. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.13 g, 5 h), Edessa. Diademed head of Vologases IV to left, [behind, B]. Rev. Symbol. BMC 96 (as Vologases III). Sellwood 84.134. Shore 436. Obverse struck off-center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 317
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Artabanos II, 127-126 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.13 g, 1 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris. Diademed head of Artabanos to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY Demeter seated left on a throne supported by a winged Tritoness, holding cornucopia with her left hand, and being crowned by Nike, whom she holds in her right hand; outer left, head of a horse to left; in the exergue, two monograms. Sellwood 18.1 (as Bagasis). Sunrise 273. Attractively toned and well-centered. Some minor marks and scuffs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 318
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Artabanos III, circa 126-122 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 16.15 g, 2 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris. Diademed and bearded bust of Artabanos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟY Demeter, seated left on a throne supported by a winged Tritoness, holding cornucopia with her left hand, and being crowned by Nike, whom she holds in her right hand; outer left, horse's head left; in the exergue, two monograms. PDC 5655. Sellwood 21.4 var (no head of horse). Sunrise 275 var. Well-centered and nicely toned. Flan fault on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 319
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires III, with Anzaze, circa 82/1-73/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.04 g, 12 h), Seleuceia-on-the-Hedyphon. Jugate and draped busts of Kamnaskires, diademed, and Anzaze, wearing stephane, to left; to right, anchor. Rev. BΑCΙΛEΩC ΚΑΜΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ ΒΑCΙΛΙCCΗC ΑΝΖΑΖΗC / MAKEΔΩN Zeus seated left on throne with a back, drawning back his right leg, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, Nike, holding wreath. Alram 454. BMC 2. Considerable scratching from cleaning, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 530 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 320
KINGS OF OSRHOENE (EDESSA). Waël, 163-165. (Bronze, 18 mm, 8.85 g, 7 h), with Vologases IV, king of Parthia. Draped bust of Vologases IV to left, wearing diademed pointy helmet with back-flap; behind, B. Rev. Draped bust of Waël to left; Estranghelo legend on either side, all within wreath. BMC 1. MACW 437. Very rare coin. Some earthen deposits/highlights as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 321
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.03 g, 10 h), struck under Ptolemy (I) as satrap, Memphis, c. 323/2-317/6. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, his feet resting on a foot stool, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ - Ο. Lorber 19. Müller 124. Price 3971. SNG Copenhagen 7-8. Zervos Issue 2C. Lightly toned and of a particularly elegant and fine style. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 322
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 24 mm, 17.84 g, 12 h), signed by D..., Alexandria, c. 294-285. Bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis around his neck; behind ear, small Δ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left; to left, monogram of ΠAP. Dewing 2740. Lorber 166 (this obverse die). Svoronos 210, pl vii, 4. With a bold portrait. Flan fault and scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Lot 323
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Octadrachm (Gold, 27 mm, 27.68 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 272 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy II, draped, and Arsinoe II, veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy I, draped, and Berenike I, veiled, to right. Lorber 313. Olivier & Lorber 125 (A14/R52 this coin). SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603 pl. XIV 15-17. A bold and attractive example with impressive portraits. Some marks and minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Lot 324
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 222-204 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.83 g, 11 h), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandria, c. 219-217. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopia bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay & Hirmer 803. Lorber 888. Olivier & Lorber 243 (A5/R8 this coin) SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117, pl xxxvi 6-7. A lustrous, attractive coin. Scratches near the eye, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 325
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 222-204 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.78 g, 12 h), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandria, c. 219-217. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopia bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay & Hirmer 803. Lorber 888. Olivier & Lorber 53 (A3/R7this coin). SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117, pl xxxvi 6-7. A lustrous, attractive coin, with a bold and attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 326
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Obol (Bronze, 23 mm, 13.46 g, 11 h), uncertain mint on Cyprus, possibly Salamis, circa 180-170. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY / EYΛ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; to left, lotus flower. Lorber, Lotus Series VI.3. SNG Copenhagen 294. Svoronos 1398 (Ptolemy VI with Eulaios). Glossy green surfaces. Some uncleaned earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 327
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), second reign, 145-116 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h), Alexandria, year NΓ (53) = 118-117. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ / LNΓ ΠA Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left and right. DCA 54. Svoronos 1529. Toned and nicely centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 328
NUMIDIA. Massinissa or Micipsa. 203-148 BC or 148-118 BC. Unit (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.19 g, 12 h). Laureate and bearded head to left. Rev. Horse galloping left; below, pellet. MAA 18a. Mazard 50. SNG Copenhagen 505. A superior example, carefully centered and well-struck, with a light olive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 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 330
SICILY. Panormos. Triumviral period, Circa 44-36 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.04 g, 12 h). D-D Lighthouse. Rev. Altar. RPC 637. SNG ANS 609. SNG Copenhagen 1061. Brown surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 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
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