nomos 15
22 October 2017
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Once again we would like to welcome you to our latest auction, Nomos 15.
Lot 203
L. Sempronius Pitio, 148 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.06 g, 1 h), Rome. PITIO Head of Roma to right in winged helmet; below chin, X. Rev. L SEMP / ROMA The Dioscouri on horseback galloping to right. Babelon (Sempronia) 2. Crawford 216/1. Sydenham 402. A splendid, lustrous example, beautifully struck on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
Lot 204
M. Junius Brutus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.76 g). BRVTVS Bearded head of L. Junius Brutus (Cos 509) to right. Rev. AHALA Bearded head of C. Servilius Ahala to right. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/2. Sydenham 907. A bright, fresh sharp example with splendid portraits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 205
Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great), 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.02 g, 9 h), military mint in Greece. CN PISO PRO Q Head of Numa Pompilius to right, wearing diadem inscribed NVMA. Rev. MAGN / PRO.COS Galley prow to right. Babelon (Calpurnia) 30, (Pompeia) 8. Crawford 446/1. CRI 7. Sydenham 1032. A lovely example, nicely toned and with sharp details. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 206
Albinus Bruti f, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), Rome. A POSTVMIVS COS Bare head of the consul Aulus Postumius Albinus right. Rev. ALBINV BRVTI F in two lines within a wreath of grain ears. Babelon (Postumia) 14. Crawford 450/3b. CRI 27. Sydenham 943a. A remarkably attractive, beautifully toned example. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 207
Julius Caesar. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.80 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Sharply struck and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 208
Julius Caesar, late February 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.77 g, 2 h), Rome, struck under the magistrate M. Mettius. CAESAR IMP Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind head, lituus and simpulum. Rev. M METTIVS Venus standing left, holding Victory advancing left on her outstretched right hand, scepter in her left and resting her left elbow on a shield on a globe at her side; in field to left, G. Alföldi Type III, (Obv. 2 / Rev. 4, this coin). Babelon (Julia) 32, (Mettia) 4. Cohen 34. CRI 100. Crawford 480/3. Sydenham 1056. A superb, toned piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 209
Sextus Pompey, 42-38 BC. As (Bronze, 29 mm, 12.74 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. With a splendid double-portrait of Pompey and a fine olive-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 210
Mark Antony and Octavian, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.92 g, 9 h), mint moving with Antony, under the moneyer L. Gellius. M.ANT.IMP.AVG.III.VIR. R.P.C.L.GELL.Q.P Bare head of M. Antony to right; in field to left, jug. Rev. CAESAR.IMP.PONT.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bare head of Octavian to right; in field to left, lituus. Babelon (Antonia) 54, (Gellia) 8. Crawford 517/8. CRI 250. Sydenham 1188. Very rare. Toned and with a pair of interesting portraits of the two rival leaders. Some minor marks, and with slightly lightly struck legends, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 211
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.72 g, 11 h), military mint in Sicily. MAG.PIVS.-IMP.ITER. Diademed and bearded head of Neptune to right, trident over his left shoulder. Rev. PRAEF.CLAS ET O [RAE MARIT EX S]C Naval trophy set on an anchor and supported by a trident; at base, heads of Scylla and Charybdis. Crawford 511/2a. CRI 333. RBW 1784. Sydenham 1347. Attractively toned and sharp. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF