obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 524
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum. Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.73 g, 6 h), struck under Macrinus. M OΠEΛ ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC K Bare head of Diadumenian to right. Rev. NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON Bunch of grapes on vine branch. AMNG I 1886. Lovely natural dark-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 525
MOESIA INFERIOR. Odessus. Gordian III, with Tranquillina, 238-244. Pentassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.36 g, 1 h). AYT K M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC AYΓ CE / TPANKYΛ/ΛEINA Confronted busts of Gordian to right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed and Tranquillina to left, diademed and draped. Rev. ΟΔΕCC-ΕΙΤΩΝ/ E Athena standing to left, holding owl in her raised right hand and reversed spear in her left; to left, at her feet, shield. AMNG I 2386 var (obverse legend). Varbanov 4560. Glossy dark surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 526
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.45 g, 12 h), c. 147-161. OYHPOC KAICAP Slightly bearded, bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠ-ΟΛEΙΤΩΝ Artemis standing to left, holding long torch and branch. AMNG 82. BMC 105. RPC Online 4233. SNG Evelpidis 1179-80. Light green patina, with sharp details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 527
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.72 g, 7 h). ΑΥΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from the back. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟ-ΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tyche seated to left on backless throne, holding patera in her extended right hand. RPC online 7652. SNG Copenhagen 106. Clearly struck, and with a nice green-brown patina . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 528
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.84 g, 6 h). ΦΑΥCTEINA CEBACTH Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair bound with pearls. Rev. AMΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Artemis Tauropolos on bull charging to right. BMC 113 var. (arrangement of obverse legend). RPC Online 11783a (this coin). SNG ANS 191 var. (arrangement of obverse legend). Same dies as Agora 30, (2015) 85. An intriguing coin with an attractive golden-brown tone. Some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 529
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Macrinus, 217-218. (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.30 g, 1 h). AYT MOΠΕΛ CEO MAKPINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΑMΦΙΠΟ-ΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tyche seated to left, holding patera in right hand. SNG ANS 200. Varbanov 3286. Brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 530
MACEDON. Edessa. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.17 g, 6 h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. Ε-ΔΕC-CAI-ΩΝ Roma, holding Nike set on globe, seated left on cuirass, being crowned by the Tyche of Edessa, holding scepter, standing behind. Varbanov 3603. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 531
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 9.51 g, 4 h), giving the name of the capital of the Koinon, Beroia, c. 246. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of Alexander III to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. KOIΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝ Β ΝΕΩΚΟΡ / BΕΡΟΙΑΙΩΝ Alexander riding Bucephalus to left, hurling spear from his upraised right hand. AMNG 867. Extremely rare with the city name. Attractive brown tone. With some rough areas mainly on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 532
MACEDON. Philippi. Claudius, 41-54. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.93 g, 5 h). TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. COL AVG IVL PHILIP Statues of Divus Julius and Augustus standing left on base inscribed DIVVS/AVG. BMC 24-5. SNG Copenhagen 307. SNG ANS 684-5. RPC 1653. With a fine portrait of Claudius and brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 533
MACEDON. Philippi. Time of Claudius or Nero, 41-68. Assarion (Copper, 19.5 mm, 5.25 g, 5 h). VIC - AVG Victory standing left on base, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and a palm branch in her left. Rev. COHOR - PRAE - PHIL Three standards. RPC I 1651. SNG Copenhagen 305. Well-centered, complete and unusually nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 534
MACEDON. Philippi. Time of Claudius or Nero, 41-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.52 g, 12 h). COL PHIL Plough to right. Rev. VIC / AVG Two modii. RPC I 1652. SNG ANS 682. An elusive early provincial issue - clear and legible. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 535
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Augustus, with Divus Julius Caesar, 27 BC - AD 14. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.13 g, 7 h). ΘEOC Bare head of Divus Julius Caesar right; on the head behind Caesar's eye, monogram of a D with a hook within a circular countermark. Rev. CEBACTOY ΘE Bare head of Augustus right. BMC 61. Howgego 702 (the countermark). RPC I 5421 (uncertain mint). Varbanov 4154. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 536
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.83 g, 11 h), c. 177-180. ΑYΤOΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΑYΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΘECCΑΛΟΝ-EΙΚEΩΝ Nike advancing to right, holding wreath and palm frond. RPC Online 8177. SNG Copenhagen 413. Touratsoglou 3-5. Very scarce issue, with only four examples known to the RPC editors, three in museums. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 537
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.00 g, 12 h), struck under Septimius Severus, 193-211. IOYΛΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΘΕCCΑΛΟ-ΝΙΚΕΩΝ Nike advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left, over her left shoulder; in field left, crescent with points upwards. Touratsoglou Obverse V3/R -. Varbanov 4367 var. Rare variant with the crescent on the reverse. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 538
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 30 mm, 14.01 g, 7 h), c. 198-211. AVK M AVP AN-TΩNEINOC Laurate, draped and cuirassed youthful bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΘΕCCΑΛ-ΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ Nike advancing to left, holding wreath and palm branch. Varbanov 4396. Adjustment marks and some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 539
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Time of Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.44 g, 12 h). ΘΕCCΑ-ΛΟΝΙΚΗ Draped, veiled and turreted bust of the Tyche of Thessalonica to right. Rev. ΘΕC/CΑΛΟ/ΝΙΚΕ/ΩΝ in four lines within wreath. SNG ANS 816-7. With an attractive brown-gold patina and clear surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 540
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.88 g, 7 h), Pythia Issue. AYK MA IOY ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC Laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΘΕCCΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ ΠΥΘΙΑ Tetrastastyle temple seen in perspective from left. Touratsoglou 3-6. Varbanov 4710 var (obverse legend). With a pleasant dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 541
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 23 mm, 10.56 g, 12 h), Aktia issue, struck during the joint reign with Valerian. AVT KAIC ΠO ΛIC ΓNA ΓAΛΛHNOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΘEΣΣAΛONIKH MHT KOΛ B NE / AK - TIA Apollo, wearing chiton, advancing to right, playing the kithara. Touratsoglou - (both dies unknown). Varbanov 4781. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 542
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla, 211-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.64 g, 7 h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟN ΘECCΑΛΩN Athena Itonia standing to right, holding shield with her left hand and preparing to hurl a spear from her right. BCD Thessaly II 978.2. Burrer, MA-G 28. Green patina. Adjustment marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 543
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus, 253-268. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 10.95 g, 6 h). AVT K Π ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛHNOC Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟN ΘECCΑΛΩN Athena standing to right, holding shield and preparing to hurl spear; in field to left, denomination Δ (= 4). BCD Thessaly I 1425 var (obverse legend). BCD Thessaly II 991.4 var (obverse legend). Same obverse die as CNG 421, 2018, 448. Bold and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 544
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. As (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.35 g, 2 h), under the duoviri P. Vipsanius Agrippa and M. Bellius Proculus, 37-8. CAIVS CAESAR AVGVSTV Bare head of Caligula to right. Rev. P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA IIVIR COR Pegasus flying to right. Amandry XVII 1-27, p. 181-6. BCD Corinth 403 (this obverse die). BMC 531-4. RPC 1172. Rare. Olive-green patina; fine portrait. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 545
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. As (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.09 g, 1 h), under the duoviri P. Vipsanius Agrippa and M. Bellius Proculus, 37-8. AG[RIPPINA] GERM Diademed bust of Agrippina the Younger to right. Rev. P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA II VIR COR; NE D (in field) Busts or the caesars Nero and Drusus, facing each other. Amandry XVII 68-9, p. 190. BCD Corinth 411. BMC 530. RPC 1174. Rare. Brown surfaces. Stripped patina, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 546
ACHAEA. Patrae. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. As (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.23 g, 4 h), after 2 BC. PATER Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. C• A• A• P/ PATRIAE Priest ploughing with two oxen. BCD 539. BMC 18. RPC I 1252. SNG Copenhagen 167. Some uncleaned earthen deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 547
ACHAEA. Patrae. Claudius, 41-54. As (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.84 g, 3 h). TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. COL• A• A• PATR X XII Legionary eagle between two standards. BCD 545. RPC I, 1256 (examples 35-54 with obverse description ending in GERM). Slightly rough and with the original patina stripped, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 548
ARGOLIS. Methana. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.48 g, 5 h), c. 205. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. MEΘA-NIΩN Tyche, turreted and draped, standing facing, head to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BCD - (same obverse die as 1332.5). BMC -. Gill, Methana, -. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 549
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 15.21 g, 6 h), year POH (178) = 241-242. AY K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. KOI PONT MH N - EOKAICAPIA / ET POH Agonistic urn, containing two palm palm fronds, on table; to left and right, palm frond; below, amphora. Çizmeli 330. RG p.93, 52. SNG von Aulock 6762. With a curiously made bust bearing an good portrait but on a oversized head! Reverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 550
PAPHLAGONIA. Germanicopolis. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.18 g, 5 h). AYT•K•Λ•CEΠ• CEOYHPOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΓEΡΜΑΝΙΚΟ-ΠΟΛEΩC Winged Nemesis standing facing, head to left, holding rod with her right hand and bridle with her left; at her feet to left, wheel. Cf. BMC 6 (same obverse die). Extremely rare and possibly unpublished. Struck from particularly well engraved dies, with an interesting depiction of Nemesis. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 551
BITHYNIA. Apamea. Severan Period, 193-235. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.64 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Serapis to right. Rev. River god reclining to right, holding reed and resting his right elbow on an inverted vase from which water flows. BMC 129. SNRIS Apamea 02. Same dies as G&M 247 (2017), 4484. Very rare. Some roughness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 552
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Vespasian, 69-79. Assarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.72 g, 7 h), struck under the proconsul Marcus Plancius Varus. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΩ ΝΕΙΚΑ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΥ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ Panther seated to left, with paws resting on krater. BMC 7. RG 48-9. RPC II 629. With an unusual reverse type. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 553
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.58 g, 7 h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΤΟΝ ΚΤΙΣ ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΙΣ ΠΡΩΤ ΠΟΝ ΚΑΙ Β Hercules "Farnese" standing to right, resting hand on hip and holding club set on rock, and with lion's skin beside his club. BMC 21-22. RPC 642. SNG von Aulock 7015. Thick dark-green glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 554
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Caracalla, 198-217. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.12 g, 12 h), c. 205-209. Μ.ΑΥ.ΑΝΤΩ - ΝΕΙΝΟC• ΑΥ Youthful laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right; on the lower right, uncertain countermark within an oval indent. Rev. ΝΙΚΑΙ - ΕΩΝ Hekate striding to right, holding two torches; before her to right, erect serpent to right. Apparently unpublished, but see the coin of Commodus from Nicaea, now in Oxford, with a very similar reverse, RPC IV, 1, 5553 (temporary). Extremely rare. With a dark green and black patina. Some marks and scuffs, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 555
BITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.01 g, 7 h), c. 147-161. ΑYΤ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC • Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right; below, pellet. Rev. Μ ΑYΡ ΟYΗΡΟC ΚΑΙC ΝΙΚΟΜ Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. RPC IV Online 6074. SNG von Aulock 752. Dark green glossy patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 556
BITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius with Lucius Verus, 161-169. Diassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 11.65 g, 7 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑYΡ ΟYΗΡΟC ΝΙΚΟΜ Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. RG 113. RPC Online 5618. SNG von Aulock 761. Green patina; scarce type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished Diassarion from Prusa
Lot 557
BITHYNIA. Prusa ad Olympum. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.49 g, 12 h). Γ ΟΥΕΙΒΙΟC ΤΡΕΒΩΝΙΑΝΟC ΓΑΛΛΟC Α Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ΠΡΟΥC-Α-ΕΩΝ Serapis wearing polos, standing front, his head turned to left, holding two corn ears with his raised right hand, and holding long scepter with his left. Apparently unpublished not recorded in RPC, but shares the same obverse die as RPC IX 216-217. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 558
MYSIA. Attaea. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.03 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul Q. Vibius Secundus, c. 101-103. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Ν-ΕΡ ΤΡΑ CΕΒ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΝΘ CΕΚΟΥΝ ΑΤΤΑΙΤΩΝ Zeus standing facing, head to left, holding thunderbolt with his extended right hand and long sceptre with his left; at his feet to right, eagle to right turning his head back, to face Zeus. RPC 1752. SNG Paris 141. Very rare. A few uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 559
MYSIA. Attaea. Time of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 3.16 g, 8 h), c. 179-180. ΔΗ[ΜΟ]Σ Diademed head of Demos to right. Rev. ΑΤ]ΤΑΙ-ΤΩΝ Eagle standing to left, turning his head to right, holding wreath in his beak. BMC 1 (same dies). RPC online 482. SNG Paris 137. Von Fritze, 358 (same dies). A very rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 560
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Commodus, 177-192. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.40 g, 8 h), c. 182-184. AY KAI M AYP KOMMOΔOC Laureate and draped bust of Commodus to right, with a light beard. Rev. KYZIKHNΩN NEOK Youthful athlete, nude, placing a krater on its side atop a square, garlanded altar. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Attractive brown-red toning, and with a particularly unusual reverse depiction. Surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 561
MYSIA. Hadrianothera. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.09 g, 6 h). AΔPIANOC AYΓOYCTOC Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. AΔPIANO[ΘHP]ITΩN Head of she-bear to left. AMNG 565. RPC III 1629. SNG Copenhagen 176. SNG BNF 662. SNG von Aulock 1150 (same dies). Rare and with an unusual reverse. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 562
MYSIA. Hadrianothera. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.85 g, 7 h). IOY ΔOM-NA CEBA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. AΔPIANOΘH-PTΩN Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. BMC -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock 7248. With a pleasing portrait of the empress. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 563
MYSIA. Parium. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.91 g, 1 h), M. Barbatius and M. Acilius, duoviri, P. Vibius, sacerdos Caesaris and Q. Barbatius, praefectus pro-duoviri. M BARBATIO MN ACILIO IIVIR C G I P Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. P VIBIO SAC CAES / Q BARBA PRAEF PRO IIVIR Priest plowing with two oxen. BMC 84. RPC I 2262. SNG Paris 1432-3. Dark green glossy patina. Some marks on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 564
MYSIA. Parium. Cornelia Supera, wife of Aemilian, July - September 253. Assarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h). G CORN SVPERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Cornelia Supera to right. Rev. C G I H PAR Genius standing to left, holding patera over flaming altar with his right hand and cornucopia with his left. RPC IX 383. SNG France 1518. Rare. With an olive-green patina. With a curiously double-struck obverse, giving the impression of a pair of jugate portraits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 565
MYSIA. Pergamum. Time of Claudius to Nero, 41-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.28 g, 12 h). ΘEΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ Draped bust of the Senate of Pergamum to right. Rev. ΘEΑΝ ΡΩ-ΜΗΝ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right. BMC 205-9. RPC I 2374. SNG Paris 1964-70. Struck from elegantly engraved dies; unusually clear and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 566
MYSIA. Pergamum. Time of Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.80 g, 12 h), struck under the strategos Klaudios Kephalion. ΠΕΡΓΑΜΟC Head of Pergamos to right, wearing simple taenia. Rev. ΕΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝΟC Snake-entwined staff, with a bunch of grapes on the left field. BMC 225-226. RPC 924. SNG von Aulock 1384. Relatively scarce . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 567
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Commodus, 177-192. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.76 g, 12 h), c. 180-183. IMP CAI(sic!) M AVR COMMODVS Laureate bust of Commodus to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. COL AVG TROAD Apollo standing with his right foot set on a rock (omphalos?), resting his right elbow on his right knee and holding a laurel-branch in his right hand. Bellinger Troy A222. RPC online 3159. SNG von Aulock 1469. Very rare. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 568
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Commodus, 177-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 1.18 g, 7 h), c. 184-190. CAI COMM A Bare head of Commodus to right. Rev. COL AVG TRO-A Tripod. Bellinger A231. RPC online 189. Impressively well-preserved and particularly sharp. Stripped patina, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 569
TROAS. Scepsis. Caius & Lucius, Caesars, 20 BC-AD 4 and 17 BC-AD 2 respectively. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.48 g, 7 h). ΓΑΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare head of Gaius to right. Rev. ΛΕΥ (retrograde) ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΚΗ Bare head of Lucius to right. RPC 2326. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 570
TROAS. Scepsis. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.29 g, 6 h). ΙΟYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜ-ΝΑ CΕΒΑC Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. CΚΕΨ-Ι-ΩΝ ΔΑ Ρ Athena standing facing, turned slightly to left, holding Nike in her right hand and spear in her left. Naumann 39, 2016, 577 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 491 (bust reverse misdescribed as Aphrodite). Rare. Clear and with a green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 571
TROAS. Scepsis. Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Assarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.38 g, 8 h). IOVΛΙA MAMAIA Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. CKHΨIΩN ΔAΡ/ΔA Aeneas advancing to right turning his head backwards, holding his father Anchises and palladium, and leading his son Ascanius to left. BMC 38. A particularly rare variety with an interesting legendary reverse depiction. Reverse slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 572
IONIA. Ephesus. Mark Antony, Octavian and Lepidus, 40-39 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), struck under Archiereus and Grammateus Glaukon, with Euthekrates as magistrate. Jugate bare heads of the Triumvirs: Octavian, Lepidus and Marc Antony to right. Rev. ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ ΓΡΑΜ ΓΛΑΥΚΩΝ ΕΦΕ ΕΥΘΥΚΡΑΤΗΣ Facing cult statue of Artemis. BMC 193. RPC 2571. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Possibly the best known
Lot 573
IONIA. Ephesus. Augustus, with Livia, 27 BC-14 AD. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.67 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Tryphon and Menophantos. Jugate heads of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, to right; in field to right, lituus. Rev. TPYΦ-ΩN / Ε-ΦE / MHNO-ΦA/NTOΣ Stag standing to right; above, quiver. BMC 200. RPC 2603. Very rare. Clear and with an attractive dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare Hemiassarion depicting Vespasian the Younger
Lot 575
IONIA. Smyrna. Vespasian the Younger, as Caesar, 95-96. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.15 g, 7 h). OYECΠACIANOC NEΩTEPOC Bareheaded and draped bust of Vespasian the Younger to right. Rev. ΣMYP - NAIΩN Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch with her left. BMC 316. RPC II 1029. Very rare. With a delicate portrait and a dark patina. Flan crack and some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 576
IONIA. Smyrna. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.93 g, 6 h), struck under the strategos Bion. CΤΡΑΤΗ ΒΙΩΝΟC Draped bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΖΜΥΡΝΑ-ΙΩΝ Nike advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. RPC III 1967. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Unpublished in RPC online
Lot 577
IONIA. Teos. Antonine Period, 138-192. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.12 g, 12 h). TE-ΩC Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of Teos to right. Rev. THI/ΩN Griffin standing to right, raising his fore-paw; below, kantharos. RPC IV.2, 2278 var (griffin to left). A possibly unpublished variety of a rare type. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare and the second known
Lot 578
AEOLIS. Aegae. Antonine Period, 138-192. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.95 g, 6 h). E• OYΛ• ΠOΛEMAIO Draped bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. [AIΓ]-EΩN Heracles, nude but cloak falling from his left hand, standing facing, crowning himself with his right hand and holding transversed club with his left. Unpublished in the standard references. Same dies as Naumann 68 (2018), 245 there as uncertain Asia Minor. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 579
AEOLIS. Elaea. Commodus, as Caesar, 166-177. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.14 g, 12 h). KAICAP KOMOΔΟ-C Head of youthful Commodus to right. Rev. ΕΛΑΙ-ΤΩΝ Kalathos containing poppy and four ears of corn. RPC online 221. SNG Copenhagen 198. Pleasant for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 580
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Augustus (?), 27 BC-AD 14. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.61 g, 12 h), struck under Paionios, member of the synarchia. CEB-A-CTOC Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΠAIΩNIOY CYNAPXIA TOY - ANTI/OXEΩN Athena standing to left, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left. BMC 28. RPC I 2834. SNG München 76. Sharply struck and very clear. Obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 581
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Augustus (?), 27 BC-AD 14. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h), Paionios, member of the synarchia. CEB-A-CTOC Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΠAIΩNIOY CYNAPXIA TOY - ANTI/OXEΩN Athena standing to left, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left. BMC 28. RPC I 2834. SNG München 76. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 582
CARIA. Cidramus. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Seleukos son of Polemo. ΑYΡΗΛΙΟC ΒΗΡΟC ΚΑΙ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΔΙ CEΛEΚΟY ΠΟΛEΜΩ ΚΙΔΡΑΜΗ-ΝΩ-Ν Facing cult statue of a local goddess, extending her arms. RPC online 874. SNG Soutzos 1468. An extremely rare coin. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 583
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 4.99 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Po. Ai. Adrastos. ΒOYΛΗ ΤΡΑΠE-ΖΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Veiled and draped bust of the Boule of Trapezopolis to right. Rev. ΔΙΑ ΠΟ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΑCΤΟV Cybele standing facing, wearing kalathos, restraining with her hands two lions seated beside her. Karl 335. Martin, Trapezopolis 4. RPC online 943. SNG Leypold II 1457 (as Apamea in Phrygia). Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 584
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.89 g, 6 h). ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙ-ΩΝ Radiate and draped bust of Helios to right. BMC 419. RPC Online 925. SNG Copenhagen 910. Dark brown glossy surfaces. Flan crack, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 585
LYDIA. Gordus-Julia. Antonine Period, 138-192. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.17 g, 11 h). ΙΟYΛΙ ΓΟΡΔΟC Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of the city to right. Rev. ΙΟYΛI ΓΟΡ-ΔΗΝΩΝ Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, wearing kalathos, with supports in each side. BMC 10-12. RPC online 1261. SNG Copenhagen 157. Slightly rough on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 586
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Time of Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.31 g, 1 h), struck under the high priest Kapiton, c. 54-59. ΙEΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡEΩΝ Draped bust of Artemis Persica to right, with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟC ΑΡΧΙEΡEΩC ΕΙ Forepart of a stag to right. RPC I 2390A. Rare and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 587
LYDIA. Maeonia. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate T. Claudius Menekrates, c. 65. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. MAIONΩN EΠ TI KΛ MENEKPATOYΣ Facing cult statue of Artemis holding two lighted torches. RPC I 3013. SNG Copenhagen 234. Clear surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 588
LYDIA. Maeonia. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.16 g, 1 h), struck under the strategos Cl. Roufos. IEΡΑ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟC Draped bust of Demos to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ Zeus standing facing, head to left, holding eagle and scepter. RPC III 2422D. SNG Leypold 1059-60. Very rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 589
LYDIA. Maeonia. Time of Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.97 g, 1 h). Laureate and draped bust of Heracles to right. Rev. ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ Club and bow in quiver; above, bee to left. BMC 3-4. RPC III 2428. SNG Copenhagen 217. SNG von Aulock 3008. Rare. An unusual reverse depiction copied from the bronze hemiobols of Alexander the Great. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 590
LYDIA. Maeonia. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.70 g, 12 h). Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙOC OΥΗΡOC ΚΑΙ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΜΑΙO-ΝΩΝ Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, wearing kalathos, with supports in each side. BMC 39. RPC IV.2, 1301. SNG Copenhagen 236. A rare coin. Some rough areas, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 591
LYDIA. Magnesia ad Sipylum. Antonine Period, 138-192. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.89 g, 6 h), struck inder the strategos M. Oul. Metrodoros. EΠΙ CΤΡ Μ ΟYΛ ΜΗΤΡΟΔΩΡΟV Bearded head of mt. Sipylos (?) to right. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ CΙΠVΛΟV Demeter standing facing, head to left, holding torch with her right hand and poppy with corn ear in her left. BMC 16. RPC online 2348. SNG Copenhagen 246. SNG München 232. Relatively scarce. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 592
LYDIA. Mostene. Commodus, 177-192. Pentassarion (Bronze, 33 mm, 15.89 g, 6 h), c. 182-184. ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΜOCΤ-ΗΝΩΝ ΛYΔΩΝ Apollo-Mên on horseback to right, wearing radiate crown, carrying labris over his shoulder; beneath, lighted altar; to right, cypress. BMC 13. RPC IV online 1340. SNG Leypold 1084-5. Glossy green surfaces. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An unpublished hemiassarion from Nacrasa
Lot 593
LYDIA. Nacrasa. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 12 h). ΘEΟΝ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑCΙΤ-ΩΝ ΘΕΑΝ ΡΩ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right. Cf. RPC 1813-1814 var (reverse legend). Style closer to 1813A. An unpublished variety, with pleasant surfaces and a glossy green patina. Struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 594
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Domitia, 82-96. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.38 g, 6 h), struck during the rule of her husband Domitian, under the magistrate Lagetas. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕ ΦΛΑΒΙΩΝ ΦΙΛΑΔEΛΦEΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem. BMC 64-65. RPC II 1336. SNG Copenhagen 379. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 595
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Plotina, 105-122. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.91 g, 12 h), struck during the reign of her husband, Trajan. ΠΛΩΤΕΙΝΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Plotina to right. Rev. ΦΙ/ΛΑΔΕ/ΛΦΕ/ΩΝ in four lines within laurel wreath. BMC 68-70. RPC III, 2384. SNG Copenhagen 382. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 596
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h). Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K Draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΦΙΛAΔEΛΦEΩ•N Eagle with spread wings standing to left, turning his head backwards, holding two small birds with his talons. BMC 91. SNG von Aulock 3082. With a noble portrait of the young caesar. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 597
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Severan Period, 193-235. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.89 g, 5 h). ΦΛ ΦΙ-ΛΑΔΕΛΦΙΑ Turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Philadelphia to right. Rev. NEΩKOPΩN The cult statue of Artemis Anaitis standing facing, with support and a stag on either side. SNG Copenhagen 368. SNG von Aulock 3064. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Rare and unpublished Assarion from Saitta
Lot 598
LYDIA. Saitta. Caracalla, 198-217. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.58 g, 6 h). AY•K• M AY• ANTΩN-EINO Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from the back. Rev. CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩ/Ν / ΥΛΛΟC The river-god Hyllos reclining to left on urn from which water flows, holding reed in his right hand and cornucopia in his left. Apparently unpublished in the standard references. Same dies as Helios 3 (2009), 498. Dark grey-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 599
LYDIA. Sala. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 6 h), struck under the archon Meliton. ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ Bearded and draped bust of the Demos of Sala to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΜEΛΙΤΩΝΩC ΑΡΧ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and staff with his left. BMC 5-6. RPC III 2432. SNG Tübingen 3766. Golden-brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 600
LYDIA. Sala. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), struck under the archon, Meliton. ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ Draped bust of the Demos of Sala to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΜEΛΙΤΩΝΩC ΑΡΧ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and staff with his left. BMC 5-6. RPC III 2432. SNG Tübingen 3766. Some rough areas on the reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 601
LYDIA. Sala. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.40 g, 12 h), struck under the priest Alexandros. ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ Draped bust of the Demos of Sala to right. Rev. E-ΠΙ AΛEΞ-ANΔPOY IEPE Hermes standing to left, holding purse and caduceus. BMC 13 (same dies). RPC III 2436 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 416. SNG von Aulock 3107. Fine portrait. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 602
LYDIA. Sardis. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.88 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Diodoros, son of Hermophilos. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΔΙΟΔΩΡΟΣ ΕΡΜΟΦΙΛΟΥ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and staff with his left. BMC 97. RPC I 2986. SNG Copenhagen Cop 514. SNG von Aulock 3142. Impressive and bold portrait of Augustus. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 603
LYDIA. Sardis. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.97 g, 12 h), Homonoia issue with Pergamum, struck under the magistrate Mousaios. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ / ΜΟΥ/ΣΑΙ/ΟΣ The Demoi of Pergamum, bearded and wearing robes, and Sardis, beardless and wearing hunting dress, each holding a scepter, and clasping their right hands. BMC 211. RPC I 2988. SNG Copenhagen 54. A scarce and interesting Homonoia issue, struck from very carefully executed dies, with an especially fine and delicate head of Augustus. Green-black patina. Some roughness and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 604
LYDIA. Sardis. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.73 g, 6 h), struck under the strategos Ti. Cl. Mnaseas, c. 65. NEPΩN KAICAP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN Laureate head of Hercules to right, with lion's skin tied around his neck. BMC 123-4. RPC I 3009. SNG Copenhagen 524. SNG von Aulock 3145. With an elegant portrait of Nero. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 605
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Vespasian, 69-79. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Ti. Cl. Phileinos. EΠI TI KΛAY ΦIΛEINOY CTΡA Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap; crescent on his shoulders. Rev. CAΡ/ΔIA/NΩN in three lines within laurel wreath tied below. RPC II 1307. SNG Leypold 1192. Relatively scarce. Possibly overstruck, a common practise for this series, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 606
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.66 g, 1 h), struck under the strategos Lo. Io. Libonianus. CΑΡΔΙΑΝΩN Draped bust of young Dionysus to right wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. CΤΡ ΛΟ ΙΟ ΛΙΒΩΝΙΑΝΟΥ Filleted thyrsos; to right bee. BMC 75-76. RPC III 2393. SNG Leypold 1201. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 607
LYDIA. Sardis. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.48 g, 6 h). Bearded head of Herakles to left. Rev. CΑΡΔΙ-ΑΝΩΝ Omphale standing right with lion’s skin over her shoulders, holding club in her left hand and her drapery with her right. BMC 79-80. RPC III 2411. SNG Copenhagen 509. SNG von Aulock 3140. Dark green patina. Some rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 608
LYDIA. Stratonicaea-Hadrianopolis. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.45 g, 1 h). ΙEΡΑ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟC Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΙΝΔΕΙ ΘΕΑ ΡΩΜΗ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right. BMC 2. RPC III 1774. SNG Copenhgen 554. SNG München 558. Glossy dark surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 609
LYDIA. Thyateira. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.38 g, 1 h), c. 55-60. NEΡΩN KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CEBA Draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. ΘYAT-EIPH / NΩ-N Labrys. BMC 62. RPC I 2382. SNG Copenhagen 597. With a fine portrait of Nero. Uneven brown patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second known
Lot 610
LYDIA. Thyateira. Commodus, 177-192. Hexassarion (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 18.59 g, 5 h), struck under the strategos Moschianos son of Philip. ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟ/C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right seen from the behind. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΜΟCΧΙΑΝΟY ΘYΑΤΙΡΗΝΩΝ Tyche standing facing, head to left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left; to left, column surmounted by a wheel. RPC online 2877. Extremely rare and possibly the second example known; the other in the Cabinet des Médailles in Paris. Minor flan crack and a scrape, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Possibly the best known
Lot 611
LYDIA. Thyateira. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.40 g, 12 h). ΑY ΚO-ΜOΔOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΘYΑΤEΙΡΗΝΩΝ Athena standing facing, head turned to left, holding patera over lighted altar with her right hand, and resting her left hand on her shield; to right, spear. RPC IV.2, 2915 (only three examples recorded). Dark glossy patina. Some adjustment marks and flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 612
LYDIA. Tripolis. Time of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.66 g, 6 h). ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙ-ΤΩΝ Draped bust of Artemis to left, carrying quiver over her back shoulder; bow at her left. Rev. ΤΡΙΠOΛΕΙΤΩΝ Nude Apollo standing facing, head turned to left, holding laurel-branch and bow. BMC 9. RPC online 1642. SNG Copenhagen 717. Struck from finely engraved dies; scarce. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 613
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Orichalcum, 18 mm, 4.15 g, 11 h), struck under the archon Lucius Servenius Capito, with his wife Iulia Severa. NEPON KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ Laureate head of Nero to right; in field to left, kerykeion; in field to right, crescent with points upwards. Rev. ΣEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOΣ KAI IOYΛIAΣ ΣEOYHPAΣ AKMONEΩN Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter; at his feet to left, owl; in upper field to left, monograms of EΠI and APX. BMC 41. RPC I 3174. SNG Copenhagen 28. A pleasing coin with a noble, idealized portrait of Nero. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 614
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.36 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Tyndianos. ΑY ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from the rear. Rev. EΠΙ ΤYΝΔΙΑΝΟY ΑΚΜΟΝE/ΩΝ The local hero Akmon on horseback galloping to right, holding spear with his right hand. BMC 57 (as Antoninus Pius). RPC Online 1659. SNG Copenhagen 33. Scarce. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 615
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Germanicus and Agrippina Senior, parents of Caligula, died, respectively, in AD 19 and 33. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h), struck during the reign of Caligula, 37-41, under the magistrate Strato son of Medeas. ΓΕΡΜΑ-ΝΙΚΟC Laureate head of Germanicus to right. Rev. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ EΠΙ ΜΗΔΗΟΥ Draped bust of Agrippina Senior to right. BMC 60. RPC I 3077. SNG Copenhagen 75. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lovely assarion from Aezanis
Lot 616
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.85 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Claudius Hierax. KΛAYΔION KAICAPA AIZANITAI Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠI KΛAYΔIOY IEPAKOC Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 85-6. RPC I 3088. SNG Copenhagen 83. SNG von Aulock 3349. Clear surfaces. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 617
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Agrippina Junior, 50-59. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.14 g, 11 h), struck under Nero, c. 50-54. ΣΕ-ΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina II to right, her hair tied in a braid at the back. Rev. ΑΙΖΑ - ΝΙΤΩΝ Kybele seated to left on a throne, holding a phiale in her right hand and resting her left arm on two drums. BMC 57. RPC 3101. Very rare. With a good portrait and a dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 618
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.45 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrates Silvanos and Ioustos Vipsanios. ΓΑΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Bare head of Caligula to right. Rev. EΠΙ CΙΛΟΥΑΝΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥCΤΟΥ ΟΥΙΨΑΝΙΩΝ / ΑΜΡ Eagle standing to right on a club; in field behind, caduceus. BMC 25-6. RPC 3235. Weber 7013. Bold and attractive with a brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 619
PHRYGIA. Ancyra. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.86 g, 1 h). Poppy between two grain ears. Rev. Anchor entwined by serpent. Lindgren I A 884B. RPC online -. Very rare; green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 620
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.10 g, 6 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕ-ΩΝ / ΜΑΡCΥ-ΑC Marsyas advancing to right, playing a double flute. BMC 152-154. RPC 2585. A pleasant coin with an attractive reverse. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 621
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Severan Period, 193-235. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.12 g, 6 h). IEPA BOYΛH Veiled and draped bust of Boulé to right. Rev. AΠA-MEΩN Bundle of grain ears tied together. BMC 119. SNG München 140 (same dies). Stripped patina, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 622
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Gallienus, 253-268. Assarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.02 g, 6 h), struck under the archon Diogenes, son of Dion.... AYT K Π Λ ΓAΛΛIHNO-N Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔΙΟΓΕΝΟΥC ΔΙΟΝY / Α-Ρ-Χ / ΚΟΤΙΑΕΩΝ Kybele seated on lion advancing to right. BMC 105. SNG Copenhagen 342 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 3794. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 623
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Time of Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h), struck under the archon Diogenes, son of Dionysios. ΔHMOC KOTIAEΩN Diademed bust of the Demos of Cotiaeum to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. EΠI ΔIOΓENOYC ΔIONYCIOY / A-P/X KOTIAEΩ/N Zeus seated to left on a low throne, holding eagle in his extended right hand and scepter with his left. SNG Copenhagen 319. SNG von Aulock 3776. Very attractive green surfaces. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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