nomos 15
22 October 2017
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 89
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Period of Nero through Titus, circa 54-81. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.25 g, 12 h). Nike advancing to left, holding a wreath with her extended right hand and a palm branch with her left. Rev. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Macedonian shield. AMNG 230. BMC 89. RPC 1621 (same obverse die). A splendid and unusually sharp example with an attractive brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 165
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Imperial Times, circa 215-230. 3 Assaria (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.56 g, 6 h), struck to commemorate the alliance between Philadelphia in Lydia and Ionian Smyrna. ΔΗΜΟC ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ Diademed head of Demos of Philadelphia to right. Rev. ΟΜΟ Κ CMYP Γ ΝΕΩ Skylla, with two fish tails and two dog's foreparts coming from her waist, brandishing a rudder in her upraised right hand and, in her left, grasping the hair of a sailor of Odysseus fleeing to right; on the left, another sailor fleeing to left, attacked by one of Skylla's dogs. BMC - (but from the same obverse die as BMC 116 ). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Munich - (but from the same obverse die as 435-436). SNG von Aulock - (but from the same obverse die as 3067). Apparently unpublished. With a dark olive-green patina and an extraordinary reverse. Very clearly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 217
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Gaius Caesar, 20 BC - AD 4. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.27 g, 1 h), under the magistrate Antonius Polemon Philopatris, 5 BC. ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare head of Gaius Caesar to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Eagle standing facing, turned slightly to right and with head to left; to left and right, monograms of ΑΝΤΩ and ΠΟΛΕ; below, monogram of ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤ. BMC 158. RPC 2899. Very dark blackish-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Lot 219
CILICIA. Aegeae. Caligula, 37-41. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 13.41 g, 1 h), under the magistrate Mi..., dated ΖΠ = 87 = 40/41. Diademed and draped bust of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. AIΓAIΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΥTONOMOΥ / ZΠ / MI Bare head of Julius Caesar to right. RPC 4036. SNG Levante 1691. Very rare. A very well preserved example of this fascinating issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 222
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Claudius, 41-54. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.94 g, 11 h), with Nero Caesar, 50-54. ΤΙΒ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟΥ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. ΝΕΡωΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ[ΟC ΓΕΡΜ]ΑΝΙΚΟΥ Bare-headed and draped bust of the teenaged Nero Caesar to left. Prieur 68. RPC 4169. Very rare. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 230
GALATIA. Tavium. Galba, 68-69. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.45 g, 1 h). ΓΑΛΒΑC CΕΒΑCΤΟC Bare head of Galba to left. Rev. CΕΒ]ΑC-ΤωΝ Hexastyle temple. RPC 3566. Very rare. With an attractive dark green patina and a good portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 241
CILICIA. Tarsus. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. Tridrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 9.40 g, 12 h), mid 120s. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CE Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with balteus and with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. TAPCEΩN MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC Lion to left, attacking a bull kneeling to left. Prieur 765. RPC III 3264. Attractive and lightly toned. Minor graffiti on the obverse and reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 242
CILICIA. Tarsus. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 9.94 g, 12 h), mid 120s. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CE Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with balteus and drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. TAPCEΩN MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC Sandan, wearing long robes and tall headdress, with a sword and bowcase over his left shoulder, raising his right hand and holding a wreath and bipennis in his left, standing right on a horned lion walking to right. Prieur 768. RPC III 3267. Clear and nicely centered, with a fascinating reverse. Minor graffito on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 243
CILICIA. Tarsus. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 10.19 g, 12 h), mid 120s. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CE Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. TAPCEΩN MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC On the left, Apollo, nude, standing right, holding laurel branch in his left hand, resting his left elbow on a tripod to his left and extending his right hand to clasp the right hand of Perseus, on the right, nude but for a cloak over his shoulder, standing left and holding his harpe in his left hand. Prieur 770 var. RPC III 3269. Very Rare. An attractive, clear example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 262
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.99 g, 12 h), 205-211. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CΕΟΥΗΡΟC CΕ-Β Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak; held in his claws, leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. McAlee 659a. Prieur 200. A very attractive, well centered example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 269
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Caracalla, 198-217. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 34 mm, 22.54 g, 7 h), c. 215/6-217. AY K C M AY CEOYHPOC ANTΩNEINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of a bearded Caracalla to right. Rev. CΙΔ - Η - ΤΩΝ On the left, a laureate, bearded and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, supported on a low column; at the center, legionary standard; on the right, the Tyche of Side standing left, turreted, holding cornucopiae in her left hand and raising her right hand in salute. BMC -. Hunterian -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Extremely rare and very probably unpublished. Brown patina. Somewhat rough surfaces and minor flan cracks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 575 CHF
Lot 270
CILICIA. Tarsus. Caracalla, 197-217. Didrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 4.54 g, 7 h), 215-217. AY K M AYP CΕΟYΗΡ ANTΩNINOC Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. TAPCO-Y MHTPOΠOΛ Nike walking to left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm with the left. Prieur 800 and SNG Levante 1041 (but both with incorrectly cited obverse inscriptions). Rare (only three examples were known to the Prieurs). Sharp and attractive. Struck very slightly off center and with a minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 273
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.68 g, 7 h). ・M・AVPH・ANTΩNINOC・AVΓ Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. NIKAIEΩN Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. BMC -. Peus 403, 2011, 611 (same dies). RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare. An attractive, sharp, nicely patinated example with a good, idealized portrait of Elagabalus. Reverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 276
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.32 g, 12 h). IMP ALEXANDRVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. COLONIA ANTIOCH Winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. Krzyźanowska p. 175, XV/29. SNG von Aulock 8570. Very clear and attractive with a dark, glossy patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 277
CILICIA. Syedra. Maximus, as Caesar, 235/6-238. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.09 g, 5 h). Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜΟC KAI Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. CYEΔΡΕΩΝ Artemis standing right, holding bow with her left hand and drawing an arrow from a quiver over her back with her right; to right, dog jumping to right. SNG Levante 422. A very well struck and sharp example with fine details, an attractive light green patina, and a good portrait of Maximus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
Lot 279
EGYPT. Alexandria. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Potin, 22 mm, 13.92 g, 12 h), RY 7 = 243/244. A K M ANT ΓOPΔΙANOC EY Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. L Z Eagle facing, with spread wings and its head turned to right, holding laurel wreath with its talons. Dattari (Savio) 4811 & 12422. Emmett 3402.7. Geissen 2671-2. Nicely centered with dark brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 280
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnus. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 34 mm, 20.92 g, 6 h). AVT K M IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄ/B Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. CЄΛЄVKЄΩN TΩ ΠPOC TΩ KAΛVKAΔNΩ ЄΛЄVΘЄPAC On the left, draped bust of Artemis-Tyche to right, wearing polos and with a cornucopia behind, facing, on the right, laureate and draped bust of Apollo to left, with laurel branch before. Cf. SNG Levante 778 and SNG Paris 1040 (both with slightly different reverse legend spacing). Rare. In particularly fine condition for this usually worn issue, very well struck, and with a dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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