obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 496
Caracalla, 198-217. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 15.36 g, 12 h), Rome, 211. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS IIII P P / SC Fortuna seated to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left; under seat, wheel. Cohen 88. RIC 485b. Earthen highlights as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 497
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.59 g, 6 h), Rome, 203-208. GETA CAES PONT COS Bareheaded and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA Geta, togate, standing left, sacrificing over a tripod altar. Cohen 230. RIC 38b. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 498
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), Rome, 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter, nude, standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his left hand and scepter in his right. BMC 17. Cohen 33. RIC 72. An attractive example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 499
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.72 g, 7 h), Rome, 218. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. VICTOR ANTONINI AVG Victory walking left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. BMC 36. Cohen 291. RIC 155. With a wonderful -almost mature- portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 500
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.64 g, 12 h), Rome, 219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. MARS V-ICTOR Mars advancing right, holding spear in his right hand and trophy with his left. BMC 21. Cohen 113. RIC 123. Well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 501
Elagabalus, 218-222. As (Copper, 26 mm, 9.66 g, 12 h). IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from the rear. Rev. MVNIFICENTIA AVG / SC Elephant standing to right, raising trunk; above, star. BMC 371. Cohen 118. RIC 365. Very rare. Striking crack at 3h on the obverse and a few uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 502
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.83 g, 12 h), Rome, 223. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand to feed a snake coiled around an altar to left, and resting her left arm on the back of her throne. BMC 117-122. Cohen 239. RIC 32. Lightly toned and beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 503
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.53 g, 6 h), Rome, 226. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P Emperor standing left, sacrificing over a tripod and holding a scroll. BMC 374. Cohen 289. RIC 55. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 504
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.93 g, 5 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirased bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. MARS VLTOR Mars advancing to right, holding shield and spear. BMC 831-832. Cohen 161. RIC 246. Very sharp, bright and lustrous; struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 505
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.01 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing front, head to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Bright and clear. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 506
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.49 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with very slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing facing, head turned to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Bright and clear; mint luster. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 507
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 19.44 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG / S - C Providentia standing left, holding grain ears over modius in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Banti 147. BMC 881. Cohen 503. RIC 642. Attractive, natural light green surfaces as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 508
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Alexander Severus with drapery over far shoulder. Rev. SPES PVBLICA / S C Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. Banti 162. RIC 648. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 509
Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5, grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.51 g, 12 h), Rome, 220-222. IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITAS Felicitas standing facing, her head to left, holding patera over burning altar in her right hand and long caduceus in her left; to right, star of eight rays. BMC 79. Cohen 45. RIC 271. With an elderly portrait. Struck from a very worn reverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 510
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 17.99 g, 1 h), 224. IVLIA MAMA-EA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. VENVS FELIX / S C Venus seated left on high backed throne, holding Cupid in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 197. Cohen 69. RIC 701. Nicely patinated. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 511
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.13 g, 7 h), Rome, 228. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. FELICI-TAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing facing with her legs crossed, her head turned to left, leaning on column and holding caduceus in her right hand. BMC 483. Cohen 17. RIC 335. A most attractive example, bright, and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 512
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 21.34 g, 12 h), struck under her son, Alexander Severus, Rome, 228. IVLIA MAMA-EA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C Felicitas standing front, head to left, legs crossed, holding a caduceus in her right hand and leaning on column with her left elbow. BMC 487. Cohen 21. RIC 676. A well centered and clear Sestertius with a nice portrait. Skillfully cleaned and repatinated, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 513
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.71 g, 12 h), struck under Severus Alexander, Rome, 231. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing left, holding helmet in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left; at her feet to left, shield. BMC 716-717 (Severus Alexander). Cohen 76. RIC 358 (Severus Alexander). Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 514
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Maximinus, in military dress, standing left between two standards, raising his right hand in salute and holding reversed spear in his left. BMC 77. Cohen 55. RIC 3. Very sharply struck and with a fine portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 515
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.21 g, 1 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Maximinus, in military dress, standing left between two standards, raising his right hand in salute and holding reversed spear in his left. BMC 77. Cohen 55. RIC 3. Sharply struck and with a fine portrait. Reverse slightly weak, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 516
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.86 g, 1 h), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 68. Cohen 31. RIC 12. Bright and sharp, with a bold portrait in high relief. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 517
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.24 g, 7 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing left, holding wand with her right hand and cornucopia with her left; at her feet to left, globe. BMC 86. Cohen 77. RIC 13. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 518
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.02 g, 12 h), Rome, 236-238. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right, seen from behind. Rev. VICT-ORIA GERM Victory standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; at her feet to left, German captive. BMC 186. Cohen 107. RIC 23. Sharp, clear, lightly toned and well-centered. Tiny die break on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 519
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.19 g, 5 h), Rome, 236-237. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right, seen from behind. Rev. VICT-ORIA GERM Victory standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; at her feet to left, German captive. BMC 186. Cohen 107. RIC 23. Struck on a broad flan, with a clear and attractive reverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 520
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.71 g, 12 h), Rome. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Peacock in splendor. BMC 135. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Well centered. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 521
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.30 g, 5 h), struck under his father, Maximinus I, Rome, 235-236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Toned . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 522
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), Rome, 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VIR-TV-S AVG Virtus standing to left, holding olive branch and transverse spear; shield at his side to right. Cohen 383. RIC 39. With an attractive portrait of the youthful emperor. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 43 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Rare Antoninianus of Gordian III
Lot 523
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 2.99 g, 7 h), Rome, March -May 240. IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing to left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 22. RIC 51. Rare with this obverse legend. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 524
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.27 g, 7 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILIT Concordia seated right on throne, holding a patera in her outstretched right hand and double cornucopia in her left. Cohen 62. RIC 65. Sharply struck and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 525
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.50 g, 1 h), Rome, 239-240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear. Cohen 314. RIC 70. Attractive, well centered and clear. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 526
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.61 g, 6 h), Rome, 240-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. AETER-NITATI AVG Radiate Sol, naked but for cloak over his shoulders, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. Calicó 3186. RIC 97. Flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 527
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.59 g, 5 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and rudder with her left. Cohen 120. RIC 113. A most attractive example with a particularly nice portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 528
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 23 mm, 3.39 g, 1 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and rudder with her left. Cohen 120. RIC 113. Toned. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 529
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.94 g, 12 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTI Pietas standing left, raising both hands. Cohen 186. RIC 129. Sharp, lustrous and bright; an appealing example with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 530
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.95 g, 2 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus standing to right, feeding snake in her right hand from a patera held in her left. Cohen 325. RIC 129a. Very sharp and bright with original luster. Obverse die clash on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 531
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.33 g, 1 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. FORTVNA REDYX Fortuna seated to left on throne, holding rudder and cornucopia. Cohen 97. RIC 210. Sharply struck, bright and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 532
Gordian III, 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 19.14 g, 1 h), Rome, 244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AETER / S-C Victory standing left, holding palm frond and shield set on a mourning captive seated to left. Banti 105. Cohen 351. RIC 337a. Lovely brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 533
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 4.67 g, 6 h), a contemporary. perhaps Balkan, imitation of a issue minted in Rome in 239-240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG Sol standing facing, turning his head to left, holding globe in his left hand and raising his right hand. For prototype cf. Cohen 167 & RIC 213. An interesting imitation, of very good quality. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 534
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.69 g, 6 h), Rome, 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing to left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 9. RIC 27b. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 535
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 20.5 mm, 4.63 g, 6 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Philip to left. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS II P P Philip standing left, holding baton and sacrificing over lighted altar. RIC - (cf. 75b but portrait to left and issued during his first consulate). A superb, bright and extremely sharp coin; a great rarity. Flan crack and die break on reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 536
Philip I, AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.64 g, 1 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS II PP Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cohen 135. RIC 76. Bold and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 537
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.66 g, 1 h), struck on the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG Cippus inscribed with COS III. Cohen 193. RIC 24c. Well struck and centered. Some uncleaned deposits and a flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 538
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.66 g, 1 h), fourrée (?), Antioch, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P VI COS P P Felicitas standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cohen 75. RIC 78 var. (bust orientation). Well struck, bright and sharp. Obverse die clash on the reverse, and possible traces of a base metal core, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 539
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 16.04 g, 1 h), struck under Philip I, Rome, 246. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, wearing stephane. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S C Concordia seated to left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left. Banti 4. Cohen 10. RIC 203a (Philip I). Most attractive natural light green surfaces. Lightly struck obverse and some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 540
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), struck under Philip I, Rome, 247. M OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, set on crescent. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Concordia seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 16. RIC 129 (Philip I). An attractive piece, struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 541
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Radiate, and draped bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. PRINCIPI IV-VENT Philip II in military dress, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and reversed spear with his left. Cohen 48 var. RIC 218d var. (bust cuirassed in both references). Attractive. Matte surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 542
Philip II, as Augustus, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 5.14 g, 12 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen -. RIC 232. Sharp, bright and fresh. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 543
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.00 g, 1 h), issued to commemorate the Ludi Saeculares, celebrating the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / III Goat with short horns walking to left. Cohen 72. RIC 224. Well struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 544
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 4.87 g, 7 h), Antioch, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P VI COS P P Philip II standing to left, holding baton and sacrificing over altar to his left. Cohen 40. RIC 236. A superb, bright and extremely sharp coin. Flan crack, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 545
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.22 g, 11 h), Rome, 249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG III Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, extending their right hands; Philip I holds a short scepter in his left hand. Cohen 17. RIC 230. Well-centered example with an unusual and interesting reverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 546
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.38 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right, seen from behind. Rev. ABVNDANTIA AVG Abundantia standing facing, head turned to right, emptying cornucopia which she holds in both hands. Cohen 2. RIC 10b. With a good portrait. Some flat striking, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 547
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.27 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius to right. Rev. DACIA Dacia standing to left, holding donkey-headed staff. Cohen 16. RIC 12b. Lustrous and sharp, with a fine portrait. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 548
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.88 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. ADVENTVS AVG Trajan Decius on horse pacing to left, raising his right hand and holding short sceptre in his left. Cohen 4. RIC 11b. With a good portrait. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 549
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.42 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, early 251. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right, set on crescent. Rev. FECVNDITAS AVG Fecunditas standing to left. Cohen 8. RIC 55b. Sharp and clear. Some flan faults and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 550
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 4.01 g, 7 h), Rome, 250. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Radiate and draped bust right . Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Herennius standing left, holding baton and transverse spear. RIC IV 147c (Decius). RSC 26. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 551
Hostilian, as Caesar, 250-251. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h), Rome, 251. C VALES (sic!) HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IV-VENTVTIS Hostilian, in military dress, standing to left, holding baton in his right hand and spear in his left. Biaggi 1406 (same dies). Cohen 37 var. (VALENS). Calicó 3318 (but misdescribed). de Sartiges 343 (same dies). Mazzini 37v (same dies). RIC 181a (but misdescribed). Same dies as Nomos 16 (2018), 203. Extremely rare, perhaps only the third known example. Obverse slightly off center; some edge scrapes and possibly once mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 552
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 3.14 g, 5 h), Rome, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. IVNO MARTIALIS Juno seated to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 46 (Mediolanum). RIC 69 (Mediolanum). With a bold portrait. Toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 553
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 25 mm, 3.01 g, 12 h), Mediolanum (Milan). IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA Libertas standing to left, holding pileus in her right hand and a long scepter in her left. Cohen 68. RIC 70. Lightly toned. Obverse slightly doubled, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 554
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.31 g, 6 h), Rome, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus to right. Rev. PAX AETERNA Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter with her left. Cohen 76. RIC 71. Extremely sharp and lightly toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 555
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), Mediolanum (Milan), 251-252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing to left, raising both her hands; at feet to left, lighted altar. Cohen 88. RIC 72. Sharply struck and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 556
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.10 g, 5 h), Antioch, 252-253. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ADVENTVS AVG Trebonianus on horseback to left, raising his right hand and holding scepter. Cohen 2. RIC 79. Extremely sharp. Die fault on the obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 557
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.90 g, 7 h), Antioch, 252-253. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 6. RIC 80. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 558
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h), Antioch, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right; four pellets below. Rev. IVNO MARTIALIS Juno seated to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 47. RIC 83. Extremely sharp and lustrous. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 559
Volusian, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.36 g, 6 h), Rome, 251-252. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. PAX AVGG Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and transverse scepter with her left. Cohen 70. RIC 179. Sharp portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An unpublished variety?
Lot 560
Volusian, 251-253. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 3.16 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. Virtus standing to left, leaning on his shield set on the ground at his left, and holding long spear; on field to right star. Cf. Calicó 3376 and RIC 162, both lacking the star in the reverse field). An unknown variety. Rough surfaces, pierced for suspension and with a modern spade mark, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 561
Volusian, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.90 g, 5 h), Rome, 252. IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right, slightly bearded. Rev. FELICITAS BVBL Felicitas standing facing, turning her head to left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cohen 32 (Mediolanum). RIC 205 (Mediolanum). With an attractive portrait. Usual softly struck reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 562
Volusian, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 3.60 g, 6 h), Rome, 252. IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding shield set on ground with her right hand and reversed spear with her left. Cohen 133 (Mediolanum). RIC 206 (Mediolanum). With an attractive, compact portrait. With a ragged edge and the usual softly struck reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 563
Valerian I, 253-260. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 2.66 g, 7 h), Rome, 253. IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right, seen from behind. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides standing facing, with her head turned to left, holding vexillum with her right hand and standard with her left. Cohen 74. MIR 792d. RIC 240. Rare and attractive with an early portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 564
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.19 g, 12 h), Antioch, 256-257. IMP GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. VICTORIA GERMAN Gallienus standing left holding scepter, receiving wreath from Victory standing right. Cohen 1173. RIC 452. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 565
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.71 g, 4 h), Antioch, 266-267. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. SOLI INVICTO Sol standing to left, raising his right hand and holding whip in his left. MIR 1659e. RIC 658. Well centered on a particularly broad flan; finely silvered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare mule antoninianus
Lot 566
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 18 mm, 1.63 g, 7 h), an irregular "mule", with a reverse for Divus Claudius Gothicus, Rome (?), October-December 270. IMP C DOM AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle with spread wings, standing to left, turning head to right. RIC -. RIC Online -. A very interesting "mule" struck during the first months of Aurelian's rule. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 567
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.72 g, 12 h), Mediolanum, 3rd emission, mid 271-272. IMP C L DOM AURELIANVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left; at his feet to right, seated captive. BN 427. Calicó 4048. Cohen 270. Göbl 127q (dies 112/298). RIC 182. RIC Online 1484. Attractive and well-struck. Bangs on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 568
Zenobia, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 2.70 g, 6 h), Antioch, March-May 272. S ZENOBIA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Zenobia to right, on lunar crescent. Rev. IVNO REGINA / ✶ Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock standing left, head turned back to right. Bland 2011, 29. RIC 2 var. RIC temp. 3122 (9 examples cited). Very rare. Rough and corroded surfaces, badly cleaned using Turkish Raki, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1050 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 569
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear over his left shoulder and shield over his right. Rev. ADVENTVS AVG / XXIΓ Probus on horseback riding to left, raising hand and holding long scepter. RIC 629. Rare without a helmeted portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 570
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.89 g, 12 h), Siscia, 5th officina, 278. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. PM TRI P COS II PP/ XXIV Lion advancing to right, holding thunderbolt in its jaws. RIC 612. Well struck, clear and scarce with this unusual reverse type. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Always Victorius!
Lot 571
Probus, 276-282. Aureus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 6.25 g, 6 h), Rome, 281-282. IMP PROB-VS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to left. Rev. VICTORIOS O SEMPER Probus in military dress, standing to left, holding scepter, between four captives, two on the left and two on the right, beseeching him; in exergue, wreath. Calicó 4235 (R4). RIC 143d . Extremely rare, the only example to appear for sale in over 20 years. Evenly water-worn, some scratches and marks, and with a slightly doublestruck reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 572
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.14 g, 12 h), Siscia 7th officina, 281-282. IMP PROBVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. CONCORDIA AV-G /VII/ XXI Concordia standing to left, holding patera and cornucopia. Cohen 152. RIC 661. Same reverse die as Pecunem 38, 955. A well struck and clear coin with pleasant surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 573
Numerian, as Caesar, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 28 mm, 4.11 g, 6 h), Ticinum, 6th officina, late 282. M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Numerian to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVT / VI XXI Numerian, in military dress, standing left, holding baton in his right hand and scepter with his left. Cohen 72. RIC 366. A most attractive coin with intact original silvering. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 77 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 574
Numerian, 283-284. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.26 g, 4 h), Tripolis, February 283. IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Numerian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG• /TR /XXI Carus standing right, holding scepter and receiving victory from Numerian standing left, holding long scepter; between them and above, star. Cohen 113. RIC 470. Fully silvered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 575
Carus, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), Siscia. IMP C M AVR CA-RVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. VIC-TORIAE AVG G FEL Victory advancing to left, holding open wreath in both her hands; in the left field, shield on base. Calicó 4291. Cohen 95 var. Estiot, NZ 122/123, 2017, p. 287, CarA11/R19. RIC 98. Vagi 2471. Rare. Marks, scuffs and heavy wear, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 576
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 5.43 g, 11 h), Antioch, 1st officina, 286. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERV-ATORI AVGG /SMA Jupiter standing to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left; at his feet to left, Ξ. Cohen 278. Calicó 4519a. Depeyrot 3/6. RIC 319. Rare. Some marks, considerable wear, traces of mounting and probably plugged, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 577
Diocletian, 284-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.58 g, 6 h), Siscia, 289-290. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. CONSERVATOR AVGG/XXIA•I• Diocletian and Jupiter standing facing one other, each holding scepter, and sacrificing over lighted altar between them. RIC 263. Considerable original silvering. Cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 578
Maximianus, First reign, 286-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.18 g, 12 h), Lugdunum, 287-289. IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Maximian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGG Hercules standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; at his feet to left, club. Cohen 652. RIC 454. Attractive original silvering. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
With a mint error
Lot 579
Licinius I, 308-324. Follis (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 3.57 g, 5 h), Antioch, 5th officina, 317-320. IMP LICI-[NIVS AVG] Laureate and draped bust of Licinius to left holding mappa in his right hand and globe and scepter in his left. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG / E / SMANT Jupiter, nude but for his cloak, standing front, his head turned to left, holding Victory set on globe in his right hand and long vertical scepter with his left; at his feet to left, bound and bearded captive with peaked cap crouching left. RIC VII 27. With fine reddish earthen highlights. Double struck and shifted producing a very interesting error, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 580
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.33 g, 12 h), Alexandria, 2nd officina, 317-320. D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C Laureate, draped bust of Licinius II to left, holding scepter and mappa. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS /(crescent)-B / SMAL Jupiter standing to left, nude but for his chlamys across his shoulder, holding globe and scepter. RIC 25. Scarce; well struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 581
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.28 g, 1 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, 318. IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP / ΓSIS Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar. RIC 54. A sharply struck, fully silvered follis; rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 582
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.84 g, 1 h), Siscia, 2nd officina, 319. CONSTANTI-NVS AVG Bust of Constantine to left, wearing a close-fitting helmet adorned with a crest and two stars, holding a spear in his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left. Rev. VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP /.BSIS. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding, between them, a shield inscribed VOT/PR on an altar. RIC VII 84 (as R3). Rare, with a fine olive green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 583
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 2.92 g, 1 h), Siscia, 2nd officina, 319. IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to left, holding spear over far shoulder and decorated shield. Rev. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP / •BSIS• Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/ PR over altar. Apparently unpublished, cf. RIC 73 & 82 (both R5). An extremely rare variation linking RIC 73 and 82. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 584
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 2.34 g, 6 h), Heraclea, 2nd officina, 324. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around wreath containing VOT /• XX/✷; below, SMHB•. RIC 60. Scarce with the star. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 585
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.53 g, 5 h), Rome, 1st officina, 320-321. CONSTA-NTINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around wreath containing VOT • XX; below R(ℇω)CP. RIC 225. Extremely rare, and with a most unusual mintmark. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 586
Fausta, Augusta, 324-326. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.38 g, 4 h), Siscia, 1st officina, 326. FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG Bareheaded and draped bust of Fausta to right. Rev. SPES REIP-VBLICAE / •ASIS• Fausta standing left, holding two children. RIC 205. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 587
Martinian, 324. Follis (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 3.10 g, 12 h), Nicomedia, 2nd officina (B). D N M MARTINIANO P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Martinian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI / X / IIΓ/ SMNB Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left, with his head turned back to right and a wreath in his beak; to right, bound captive looking back to left. RIC 46. Extremely rare. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 588
Commemorative Series, 330-354. Follis (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.73 g, 5 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, under Constantine I, 333-335. VRBS ROMA Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma to left. Rev. •ΓSIS• She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; above, two stars. LRBC 750. RIC 240. Even dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 589
Constans, 337-350. Follis (Billon, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 11th officina (IA), 348-351. D N CONSTANS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to left, wearing pearl diadem and holding a globe in his right hand. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Γ/ CONS IA* Constans marching to right, holding an inverse spear and leading barbarian from a hut under a tree. LRBC 2017. RIC 92. Particularly well centered, with original silvering and unusually nice. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 590
Constans, 337-350. Follis (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 6.66 g, 5 h), Siscia, 5th officina, 348-350. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO /ESIS(harpa)R Constans standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum decorated with a Christogram; behind him, Victory, steering galley. RIC 203. Relatively scarce as rosette-diademed; well-struck and sharp coin. Some obverse roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 591
Constans, 337-350. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.30 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, 3rd officina, 348-350. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO /ESIS(harpa)R Constans standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum decorated with a Christogram; behind him, Victory, steering galley. RIC 66 (but the third officina is unrecorded). Rare. Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 592
Julian II, 360-363. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.40 g, 11 h), Nicomedia, 361-363. FL CL IVLIA-NVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian to right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM / NIKI Julian, helmeted and in military dress, standing to right, head turned to left, holding trophy over his left shoulder and placing his right hand on the head of a crouching captive. Cohen 80. RIC 115 (as R4). Very rare. Covered in scratches, lightly bent, scuffed and possibly repaired. A masterpiece of modern Balkan Volkarbeit, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Unpublished for Theodosius I
Lot 593
Theodosius I, 379-395. Miliarense (Silver, 23 mm, 4.95 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 388-392. THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing diadem of pearls and rosettes. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / CON Theodosius, nimbate and in military dress, standing facing, with his head turned to left, holding lance with his right hand and resting his left on his shield, set on the ground. Apparently unpublished in RIC. Cf. RIC IX 84 for a similar issue of Valentinian II. Extremely rare and important. Flan crack on 6h and with some slight roughness on the fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 594
Johannes, 423-425. Nummus (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.01 g, 1 h), Rome. [D N IOHAN]NES P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Johannes to right. Rev. SALVS REI [PVBLICE / ERM] Victory advancing left, holding trophy over her right shoulder and dragging captive; Christogram to left. RIC X 1916. Green patina. Obverse struck off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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