obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 496
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.20 g, 11 h), Sardes, circa 282-281. Winged head of Medusa right. Rev. Bull butting right; between his hind legs, ΣI. HGC 107a. SC 6.1. An elegant coin, nicely patinated and with attractive details. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 497
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Chalcous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.35 g, 3 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Macedonian shield with anchor in central boss and six double crescents around. Rev. BAΣI / ANTI War elephant walking to right; above, monogram and club; below, jawbone. HGC 9, 195. SC 341. WSM 947. Scarcely encountered (if encountered) in such nice condition. Earthen deposits/highlights, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 498
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.16 g, 1 h), Sardes. Diademed head of Antiochos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding two arrows in his right hand and resting his left on a bow leaning against the omphalos behind him; in exergue, AΣ - AN. HGC 9, 236f. SC 518a. WSM 1385. Struck in high relief with an excellent portrait. Minor scuffs and marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 655 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 499
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.02 g, 12 h), Sardes. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙ ΑΝΤΙ Tripod; Σ to outer left, monogram to outer right; below tripod, anchor to right. HGC 9, 277. SC 530 var (controls as of 528.8). Possibly an unpublished variety. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 500
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.94 g, 12 h), Sardes, c. 246-242. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow by his side; in the outer left and outer right fields, monogram. HGC 9, 345. SC 660.1. A pleasing coin with even dark green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare bronze of Seleukos II Kallinikos
Lot 501
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.76 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Head of Poseidon to right, crowned with kelp; behind neck, trident. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣEΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike driving fast quadriga to left. HGC 9, 353. SC 738. Extremely rare. Attractive brown toning. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 502
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator, 187-175 BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.23 g, 1 h), uncertain mint, perhaps in northern Syria. Bee with straight wings. Rev. [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ [Σ]ΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Rose. Unpublished, only the second example known. For the extensive commentary on the first piece, written by Oliver Hoover, see Vauctions 305, 2014, 112. Extremely rare. Dark patina. Die break on the obverse, and struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 503
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 33 mm, 32.23 g, 12 h), "Egyptianizing" series, with bevelled edges, struck in honour of Antiochos IV's victories over Egypt, Antioch, 169-168. Laureate head of Serapis to right; with Osiris cap apon taenia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Eagle standing right on thunderbol. CSE 118-120. HGC 9, 643. SC 1413. SMA 59. Of good style and with a dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 504
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.02 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, year AΞP (161) = 152-1. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗTΡΙΟΥ ΣΩTHPOΣ Cornucopia to right; below, two monograms above AΞP. HGC 9, 806. SC 1642.3d. SMA 120. Toned and with a good portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 505
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 14.79 g, 1 h), uncertain mint "83", possibly in Cilicia or somewhere in northern Syria. Head of a lion with open jaws to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Head of a boar to right; behind, monogram. CSE 2, 415. HGC 9, 823. SC 1660.a. Very rare and unusual. Cleaned and with reddish surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 506
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 0.91 g, 6 h), imitation struck in Commagene, time of Samos II to Mithradates I, circa 140-70 BC. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. (barbarized inscription) Cornucopia. HGC 9, 812. SC 1774. A centered example, almost Celtic in style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 507
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h), Antioch, undated, but circa 147-146. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and bow in his left; in exergue, Δ. HGC 9, 887a. SC 1785.1d. SMA 188. Sharp and with a surprisingly noble and elegant portrait. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 508
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.60 g, 12 h), semi-autonomous issue, Apameia on-the-Axios, year ΣΞΓ = 263 = 150-149 BC. Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ / ΓΞΣ Alexander the Great, wearing elephant's skin headdress, military dress and boots, raising his right hand and holding spear and shield with his left, advancing to left, his head turned back to right. BMC 1. DCA 134. HGC 9, 1426. A fascinating coin with a most interesting reverse. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 509
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 5.14 g, 12 h), Antioch. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; inner left, ΑΣΚ. SC 2039. Well-struck; fine style; a lovely example with a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 510
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.04 g, 1 h), Antioch, year OP = 170 = 143/2. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ - ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / OP - ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; below Apollo's legs, Φ. DCA 182. HGC 9, 1036a. SC 2002.2a. Toned and with a fine portrait. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 511
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), Antioch, circa 143-142. Diademed and radiate head of the young Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / TPY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ - ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / Ornate Macedonian helmet to right, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; below right, monogram. HGC 9, 1037. SC 2003b. SMA 259. Well-centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 512
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.91 g, 12 h), Antioch, 129-128. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below exergue line, Ξ and AP monograms. HGC 9, 1127a. SC 2167d. SNG Spaer 2163. Nicely toned. Heavily porous. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 513
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 126/5-121/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.63 g, 12 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes, 123/2-122/1. Jugate busts to right of Cleopatra Thea, veiled, diademed and wearing a stephane, and Antiochos VIII, diademed. Rev. BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPAΣ KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ AN-TIOΧOY Zeus seated left, holding Nike with his extended right hand and scepter with the left. HGC 9, 1182g. SC 2271. Particularly artistic, and relatively youthful, depiction of Zeus. Delaminated areas close to the edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 514
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.94 g, 12 h), Antioch, circa 112-111/0. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ΒAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΑNTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ Nike advancing to left, holding wreath in her extended right hand and palm with her left; outer left, monogram of ΦΛ over N. HGC 9, 1210. SC 2305c. SMA 394. SNG Spaer 2537. Scarce, well-centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 515
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Seleukeia Pieria. Circa 312-280 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.93 g, 12 h), a municipal issue under Seleukos I. Laurate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΣEΛEYKEΩN thunderbolt; below, monogram within circle. BMC 5. HGC IX 1385. With a pleasant light-green patina and earthen highlights. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 516
JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. John Hyrcanus I, 135-104 BCE. Prutah (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.72 g, 1 h), Jerusalem. 'Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews' (in Paleo-Hebrew) in five lines within laurel wreath. Rev. Pomegranate between two cornucopiae. Hendin 1139. HGC 10, 625. Meshorer Group E. Clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 517
MESOPOTAMIA. Adiabene. Natounia, Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.07 g, 1 h). Radiate and diademed male head (Helios-Shamash?) to right. Rev. Rider on camelback to right, holding a short staff in his right hand; all within wreath border. CSE II 846. Hoover, Natounia, Series 1, 1 (same dies). Seyrig, Trésor 13a. Very rare. Glossy dark green patina. With considerable traces of overstriking on the obverse (probably on an earlier Seleukid issue), otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 518
MESOPOTAMIA. Seleukeia on the Tigris. Circa 115 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.06 g, 12 h). Turreted bust of Tyche right. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ/ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ/ ΤΙΓΡΕΙ God and Goddess, standing facing each other and sacrificing over an altar between them. Le Rider, Suse 322. MacDowell, Seleucia 132. Sellwood 92.2. Clear and with fully legible inscriptions. Uncleaned and with considerable encrustations as found, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 519
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa AD 147-191. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.53 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, year EOY (475) = 163-164. EOY Diademed bust of Vologases IV left, wearing tiara. Rev. Draped and turreted bust of Tyche right; A to right. Sellwood 84.144. Shore 632. Well-centered and complete; particularly attractive for issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Ptolemaic Bronze
Lot 520
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 306-282 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.97 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 306. Diademed head of Alexander right, wearing the horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with spreadwings, standing to left on thunderbolt; to left, aphlaston above helmet. Lorber B23. SNG Copenhagen 36-7. Svoronos 172. Zervos p. 327, n. 1. Very rare, one of the earliest coins to bear a portrait of Alexander with only a diadem. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 521
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Obol (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 8.16 g, 12 h). Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Head of Libya to right with double cornucopia under her chin. Asolati 68D. Lorber B490. Svoronos 870 (as Ptolemy II), pl. 34, 31. Obverse slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 522
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.26 g, 12 h), Alexandreia. Head of Zeus-Ammon to right, wearing tainia. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ Eagle with closed wings standing to left on thunderbolt; in field to left, trident. Svoronos 840. SNG Copenhagen -. Pleasant dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 523
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, circa 244/3-221 BC. Tritartemorion (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.96 g, 1 h), uncertain mint on the Levantine Coast. [BEPENIKHΣ] BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ Diademed and draped bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. Lorber B460. Svoronos 1055. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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
Lot 574
IONIA. Ephesus. Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Tessera (Lead, 18.5 mm, 4.09 g, 11 h). Eros riding dolphin to right. Rev. Goat standing to right; behind, tree. Bangs on the edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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
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