obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
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Unpublished dupondius from Antioch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 draped bust 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 420
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II, with Vespasian, 50-100 CE. (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.12 g, 12 h), year IΔ (14) = 73-74. ΑΥΤ[ΟΚΡΑ ΟΥΕCΠΑCI KAIC]API CEBACTΩ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ET ΔI /BA AΓPI-ΠΠΑ Tyche standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. BMC 6-8. Hendin 1301. Meshorer 7. RPC 2243 (same dies). Bold and impressive. Some uncleaned deposits, as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
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
A Tessera from the Dattari collection
Lot 426
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 20.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h). MEMΦIC (retrograde) Priest standing facing with his face turned to left presenting offerings to the statue of Apis . Rev. Nilus seated to right, holding reed and cornucopia; crowned by Alexandria standing left before him. Dattari-Savio 11614 (this piece). A fascinating tessera with interesting iconography. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A Tessera from the Dattari collection
Lot 427
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 28 mm, 12.35 g, 12 h). Nilus reclining to left, holding reed and cornucopia. Rev. Euthenia reclining to left, on a Sphinx. Dattari-Savio 11673 (this tessera). Dattari 6468, pl. XXXVII, 6468 (this piece). Flan fault on obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
Lot 454
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 25 mm, 12.08 g, 12 h), Ephesos, c. 24-20. IMP• CAE-SAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Garlanded and filleted altar; on the front, two stags facing each other. BMC 694. BN 922. Cohen 33. RIC² 482. RPC 2215. Sutherland, Group VI, 376 (O179/-- unlisted reverse die). Lightly toned, and well-struck . About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 455
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.09 g, 9 h), under the moneyer P. Petronius Turpilianus, Rome , 19-18 BC. TVRPILIANVS III•VIR• Head of Liber to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. CAESAR•AVGVSTVS SIGN•RECE• Parthian kneeling in submission to right, holding out a standard with a vexillum inscribed with X. BMC 10. Cohen 485. RIC² 287. Toned; with an amazingly fine head of the kneeling Parthian which really reminds Antonine portraits. With bankers's marks on the obverse and reverse, and some minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 456
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.56 g, 3 h), Lugdunum, 15-13. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP X / ACT Apollo Citharoedus, in long drapery, standing left. BMC 461. RIC² 171a. RSC 144. A bright and clear example. Ragged edge and with scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 457
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.81 g, 10 h), Lugdunum, c. 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum, on left, to right and, on right, lituus to left. BMC 519. BN 1651. Cohen 43. Lyon 82. RIC 207. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 458
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.61 g, 4 h), "Tribute Penny" type, Lugdunum. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?) seated right on a throne with decorated legs, holding a reversed spear and a branch. BMC 48. Cohen 16. RIC² 30. Nicely toned. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 459
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28.5 mm, 15.72 g, 12 h), Commagene, 19-20. TI•CAESAR•DIVI• AVGVSTI•F• AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONT•MAXIM •COS•III• IMP•VII•TR• POT•XXII Winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. RIC² 90. RPC I 3869. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 460
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 13.73 g, 11 h), Commagene, 19-20. TI•CAESAR•DIVI• AVGVSTI•F• AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONT•MAXIM •COS•III• IMP•VII•TR• POT•XXII Winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. RIC² 90. RPC I 3869. Brown surfaces and with a powerful and clear portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 461
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 12.97 g, 12 h), Commagene, 19-20. TI•CAESAR•DIVI• AVGVSTI•F• AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONT•MAXIM •COS•III• IMP•VII•TR• POT•XXII Winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. RIC² 90. RPC I 3869. Attractive brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 462
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 7.17 g, 6 h), Rome, 64-65. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BN 213-219. BMC 67. Calicó 412. RIC² 52. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 463
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36.5 mm, 27.81 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. S - C / ROMA Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left on pile of arms, holding Victory in her right hand and resting her left on a parazonium. Cohen 262. BMC 178. RIC² 274. WCN 150. Glossy dark brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 464
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.99 g, 5 h), Rome, 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. SALVS Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand. BMC 90. Cohen 314. RIC² 60. An attractive, lustrous and well-centered piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 465
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 5 h), Rome, 67-68. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Aquila between two signa. BMC 107. BN 238. Cohen 356. RIC² 68. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 466
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.27 g, 7 h), indian mule imitation with an obverse of Nero combined with a reverse of Vespasian, late 1st - early 2nd century AD. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. COS IIII Cornucopia. For the prototypes: for the obverse, cf. Nero RIC 21-42 (dated 60-64); and for the reverse, cf. Vespasian RIC 918 (dated 76-77). An interesting mule. Pierced twice in antiquity to be attached to a loop and restored since 2018, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 467
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.63 g), Carthage, circa October 68 - June 69. IMP AVG SER GALBA Laureate head of Galba to right, set on globe. Rev. VICTORIA PR S-C Victory standing to left on globe, holding palm frond in her left hand and wreath in her extended right. Cohen 331. BMC 272. BN 271. RIC 519. A bright and clear example; extremely rare. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 468
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.25 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. COS - VII Eagle with spread wings, standing facing on low garlanded cippus, turning its head to right. BMC 179. BN 159. Cohen 122. RIC² 845. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.66 g, 6 h), Ephesos, 70. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS Titus and Domitian, veiled and togate, standing front, each with patera; Φ on the exergue. BMC 443. Cohen 249. RIC² 1411. RPC 819. Flan fault at 11° on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 85 CHF
Lot 470
Divus Vespasian, died 79. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.19 g, 6 h), struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS• Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Foreparts of two capricorns back to back, supporting a round shield inscribed S C; below, globe. BMC 129. BN 101. Cohen 497. RIC² 357 (Titus). Well-centered, well-struck, and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Damnatio for Titus or maybe Vespasian??
Lot 471
Titus, 79-81. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 24.30 g, 7 h), eastern mint, possibly in Thrace, 80-81. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVST / S-C Pax standing to left, holding branch and cornucopia. RIC² 498. RPC II 501. A very interesting coin. Uncleaned deposits and with many contemporary, and one modern, slashes on both sides, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 472
Anonymous issues, time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, 81-161. Quadrans (Copper, 14.5 mm, 2.32 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars to right . Rev. S-C Cuirass. Cohen -. RIC II (1st ed.) 19. Red-brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 473
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.40 g, 6 h), Rome, 1 January -13 September 92. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left; to right, owl. BMC 189-190. Cohen 274. RIC² 730. Sharp. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 474
Nerva, 96-98. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver plated bronze, 23.5 mm, 8.46 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, circa 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COS - III Cult statue of Diana of Perge within distyle temple on a three-steps podium. RIC² 116. RPC III 1301. SNG von Aulock 6595. Woytek, Cistophore 3a. Plating broken in areas, exposing the bronze core, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 475
Trajan, 98-117. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.64 g, 6 h), Rome, 107-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with light drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch with her left. BMC 326. Cohen 79. RIC 133. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 476
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.25 g, 7 h), Rome, 112-113. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over far shoulder. Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / ARAB ADQ Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; at feet to left, camel. Cohen 26. RIC 245. Woytek 396b. Well centered and clear; scarce, and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 477
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24.5 mm, 9.23 g, 7 h), Rome, for circulation in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P Wreath containing large S C. BMC 1093-1094. Cohen 123. RIC 647. Woytek 937v. Very attractive green-black patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 478
Trajan, 98-117. Semis (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.18 g, 5 h), Rome, but for use in the East, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1103-4. McAlee 520. RIC 650. Strack 479. Woytek 938v. A scarce denomination compared to the more common dupondii with the same types. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 479
Hadrian, 117-138. As (Copper, 23.5 mm, 8.35 g, 5 h), probably struck for use in the East, Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III / S C Roma, draped and helmeted, seated on pile of arms, holding Victory in her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. Cohen 346. RIC 666. Rare. With attractive earthen hightlights. Some scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 480
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.29 g, 7 h), Rome, 119-125. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Galley to left. Cohen 1174. RIC 113. Clear and interesting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 481
Hadrian, 117-138. Semis (Orichalcum, 18 mm, 4.16 g, 5 h), probably struck for use in the East, Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III / S C Roma, draped and helmeted, seated on pile of arms, holding Victory in her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. Cohen 347. RIC 685. Rare. Some scratches and earthen highlights , otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished Sestertius of Hadrian
Lot 482
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 27.66 g, 5 h), For the legions of Syria, Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Draped bust of hadrian to left. Rev. EXERCITVS / SYRIACVS SC Hadrian on horseback right, extending hand to four soldiers standing left before, who hold standards. RIC II-3, 1962 (this coin cited). An extremely rare variety. Cleaning marks, especially in the fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 483
Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 12.5 mm, 3.17 g, 1 h), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. BMC 160. Cohen 15 var (Aurelius bust type). RIC 417b. Nicely centered. Rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 484
Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.97 g, 12 h), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. BMC 155. Cohen 15. RIC 417a. Nicely centered and with clear and attractive portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 485
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of the deified Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing to right on garlanded altar, with its head turned to left. Cohen 155. BMC 48 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 430 (Marcus Aurelius). Particularly sharp and well struck with a lovely iridescent tone and a fine portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 486
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.74 g, 7 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 145-147. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS II Honos standing left, holding a branch in his right hand and cornucopia in his left. BMC 594. Cohen 110. RIC 429a (Antoninus Pius). A beautiful piece with a splendid portrait of the young prince, lightly and attractively toned. Reverse slightly weak and off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 487
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.16 g, 6 h), Rome, 163. M ANTONINVS AVG IMP II Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia. Cohen 523. RIC 68. Relatively scarce; well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 488
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P Pile of captured German arms; in exergue, DE GERM. BMC 738. Cohen 156. RIC 363. Scarce and toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 489
Divus Marcus Aurelius, died 180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31.5 mm, 22.71 g, 12 h), consecration issue, struck under Commodus, Rome, 180. DIVVS• M• AN-TONINVS PIVS Bare head of the deified Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO / S C Divus Marcus Aurelius, holding scepter, seated left on back of eagle flying right, holding thunderbolt in its talons. Banti 50. BMC 395. Cohen 94. RIC 660 (Commodus). Brown surfaces. Some roughness on the fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 490
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.37 g, 7 h), Rome, 163-164. •L•VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR P IIII•IMP II COS II / ARMEN Mourning Armenia, wearing pointed cap, seated to left in front of a military trophy, supporting her head with her right hand and holding bow and quiver in her left. Biaggi 947. BMC 297 note (Aurelius and Verus). Calicó 2107. Cohen -. RIC 508 (Aurelius). Probably once mounted and holed and plugged, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 491
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Head of Commodus to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. HER-CVL / ROM-AN / AV-GV In three lines divided by upright club; all within wreath. Cohen 190. RIC 251. Interesting portrait. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 492
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.19 g, 12 h), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER [IVS AVG COS] II Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. BONI EVENTVS Bonus Eventus standing right, holding plate of fruit in his right hand and two grain ears in his left. BMC -. Cohen 10 var (obverse legend). RIC 5c note. Extremely rare. An attractive piece with a fine portrait. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 493
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.41 g, 12 h), Emesa (Homs), 194-195. IMP CA L SEP SEV PER AVG COS II Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. VI-C-T-OR AVG Victory advancing to right, holding military trophy in both hands. RIC 423 var (obverse legend of 404a). A very rare, possibly unpublished, variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 494
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.60 g, 5 h), Rome, 204. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG VI Liberalitas standing to left, holding abacus and cornucopia. BMC 345. Cohen 298. RIC 276. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 495
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.28 g, 12 h), Laodicea ad Mare, 199. IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P II Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her skirt. Cohen 600. RIC 341. With an attractive early portrait of Caracalla. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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