obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
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Rare and unpublished Assarion from Saitta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 Apparently unpublished in the standard references.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
Lot 624
PHRYGIA. Dorylaeum. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.44 g, 6 h). ΑΥ ΝΕ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΔΑΚ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΟΡΥΛ-ΑΕΩΝ Poseidon standing to left, setting his right foot on the helmeted head of the river god Tembris, holding dolphin in his right hand, and trident with his left. RPC III 2637. SNG München 187. Von Aulock Phrygiens 200-1. Very rare and with an unusual reverse; this is just the forth example recorded so far. Stripped patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 625
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Volusian, 251-253. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.36 g, 6 h). AΥ• Κ• ΟΥ-ΟΛΟΥCCΙΑ/ΝΟΝ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. EΥ-ΚΑΡΠEΩΝ Artemis standing facing, head to right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing arrow from her quiver with her right; to right, small facing cult statue; to left, forepart of a stag standing to left, turning head to right to face Artemis. BMC 31-33. RPC IX 809. SNG von Aulock 3581. Clear and with an olive green patina; unusual reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 76 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 626
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.70 g, 12 h), struck during the rule of her husband Domitian, under the high-priestess Kl. Terentulla. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. ΚΛ• ΤEΡEΝΤΥΛΛΑ ΑΡΧΙE /EΥΜE-ΝE-ΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne with a back, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left hand upon a tympanum. RPC II 1388. Scarce. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 627
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.49 g, 6 h), struck under the archon Poteitos. Λ•CEΠ• ΓETAC KAI Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. AΔPIA APX ΠOTЄITOY Tyche standing facing, head to left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. SNG Leypold 1555 var (reverse legend). SNG Tübingen 4017 var (same). Same obverse die as Pecunem 42 (2016), 520. Possibly overstruck, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 628
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.99 g, 12 h), struck in the name of the proconsul of Asia, Paullus Fabius Maximus, under the magistrates Chares and Kokos, 10-9 BC. ΦΑΒΙΟΣ ΜΑΞΙΜΟΣ Bare head of Fabius Maximus to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑΠΟ/ΛΕΙΤΩΝ/ ΧΑΡΗΣ /ΚΩ in four lines within dotted circle. BMC 96. RPC 2932. A scarce type; fine green patina. Stuck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 629
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Germanicus and Drusus, as Caesars, 15 BC-AD 19, and AD 19-23, respectively. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.09 g, 12 h), struck under Tiberius. ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟϹ Laureate head of Germanicus to right. Rev. ΔΡΟΥCΟC ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Bare head of Drusus to right. BMC 111 = RPC I 2968 ((same dies). Extremely rare, only a single example was known to the RPC: this is now the third known example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 630
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Agrippina Junior, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.20 g, 12 h), struck under Nero. ΑΓΡΙΠΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina the Younger to right. Rev. ΤΙ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tripod, surmounted by coiled serpent with head to left. RPC I 2975A. Apparently unpublished prior to the RPC supplement, this is probably only the fourth known example. Some rough areas on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 631
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 9.08 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Magytes the Younger. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Bareheaded and draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. MAΓYTHΣ NEΩTEPOΣ IEPAΠOΛEITΩN Hades, driving galloping quadriga to right and struggling with a protesting Persephone. BMC 4. RPC I 2982. Clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 632
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Severan Period, 193-235. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.66 g, 7 h). Bearded head of Herakles to right, with his club over his far shoulder. Rev. IEΡAΠOΛ-EI-TΩN Lion walking to right. BMC 52. Light green patina; a rare pseudo-autonomous type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 633
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.31 g, 6 h), Homonoia with Ephesos. IEPA CYNKΛHTOC Diademed and draped bust of the Senate of Hierapolis to right . Rev. IEPAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECΙΩΝ NEΩK/OPΩN OMONOIA around two wreaths containing Π and E. BMC 186. Franke & Nollé 871-3. SNG Tübingen 4050-1. With an amusingly cluttered reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished for Severa!
Lot 634
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Diassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 6.19 g, 6 h), Homonoia with Sardes. M• ΩT• CEVHPA Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right. Rev. IEPAΠOΛEITΩN K CAPΔIANΩN NEΩKOPΩN OMONOIA around two wreaths containing Π and X. Franke-Nollé -. Cf. SNG Tübingen 4050-1 (a pseudo autonomous issue of the period of Philip I). Apparently unpublished for Severa, thus making it incredibly valuable and interesting for the many collectors of Otacilia! Cleaned surfaces with red, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 635
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.20 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Dioskourides. ΛΑΟΔΙ-ΚΕΩΝ Laureate and draped bust of Mên to right, set on crescent, wearing a highly decorated Phrygian cap and a torque. Rev. ΚΟΡ ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΗΣ Eagle with spread wings standing facing to right, on club, turning his head backwards. BMC 64. RPC I 2907. SNG Copenhagen 513-4. Brown-gold surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 636
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Agrippina Junior, 50-59. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.34 g, 12 h), struck during the reign of Nero, under the magistrate Gaius Postumus. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΕΙ-ΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina the Younger to right. Rev. ΓΑΙΟΥ ΠΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Eagle with spread wings, standing to right on chips, turning his head backwards. BMC 174-6. RPC I 2918. SNG Copenhagen 569. Some uncleaned deposits as found and slightly off-center reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 637
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.17 g, 4 h), struck under magistrate Po. Ailios Dionysios Sabinianos, c. 139-147. ΛΑΟΔΙΚEΩΝ Draped bust of youthful Dionysus to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΙΛ ΔΙΟΝYCΙΟC Ivy wreathed mask of Silenus to right, set upon cista mystica entwined by serpent; to left pedum over which hangs pair of cymbals. BMC 96. PRC online 2114. SNG Copenhagen 532. Attractive dark green-brown glossy surfaces. Doubled reverse and with a striking crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 638
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.71 g, 6 h). ΔHMOC Head of the Demos of Laodicea to right. Rev. ΛAOΔIKEΩN Zeus standing facing, head turned to right, gazing at the infant Dionysos who he holds in his left arm; at Zeus's feet to left, the goat Amalthea. BMC 124-5. SNG Copenhagen 542. SNG Von Aulock 3831. Struck from very well-engraved dies, and with a rarely seen reverse type. Flan crack and some adjustment marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare and attractive issue of Laodicea ad Lycum
Lot 639
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.31 g, 5 h). IEPA • CYNKΛHTOC Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΛAOΔIKEΩN NE-ΩKOPΩN A wolf (λύκος = the Lykos, or Wolf River), on the left, and a boar (κάπρος = the Kapros, or Wild Boar River), on the right, seated facing each other. SNG Copenhagen 540. Struck from the same obverse die as CNG 51, 1999, 914 (period of Caracalla or later) and from same reverse die as CNG 87, 2011, 850 (with the bust and titles of Philip II Caesar). Very rare and with a wonderful reverse showing the city's two rivers, personified by the animals from which they were named. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 640
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.14 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Cl. Traianos. IOYΛIA ΔO-MNA CEBA-CT Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΛ ΤΡAΙΑ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΛΕΩΝ Dionysos standing facing, head to left, holding a phiale in his right hand, over an altar at his feet to left, and a long thyrsos with his left. BMC 12 corr (without altar). SNG von Aulock 3923. Clear and attractive with a reddish-brown tone. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 641
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Philip I, 244-249. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.02 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Markos son of Nestor. AYT K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from the rear. Rev. ΦΙΛOMHΛEΩN EΠI MAPKOY NECTOPOC The river god Gallos reclining to left, holding cornucopia and reeds, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which water flows. BMC 32 var (obverse legend). SNG Copenhagen 655. SNG von Aulock 3929. Same dies as Rauch e-auction 12, 2013, 644. Dusty brown patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 642
PHRYGIA. Sebaste. Nero, 54-68. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.32 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Julius Dionysius, circa 55. CΕΒΑ-CΤΟΣ Bareheaded and draped bust of the youthful Nero to right. Rev. CΕΒΑCΤΗΝΩΝ ΙΟΥΛΙΟC ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟC Zeus seated to left on throne with a back, holding eagle and long scepter. BMC 23. RPC 3155. SNG Copenhagen 678. SNG München 451-2. With a pleasant portrait struck in high relief. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 643
PAMPHYLIA. Attalia. Volusian, 251-253. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.75 g, 12 h). Α Κ Γ ΟΥ ΑΦ ΓΑΛ ΟΥΟΛCΑΝΟΝ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right, set on globe . Rev. ΑΤΤ-ΑΛΕΩΝ Asklepius standing to left, holding serpent staff. RPC IX 1092. SNG Paris 281. SNG von Aulock 4630. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 644
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Elagabalus, 218-222. Diassarion (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 9.37 g, 11 h). AY K M AY AN-TΩNEINOC CEB Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΠEP-Γ-A-IΩN Distyle temple containing cult statue of Artemis Pergaia between two columns; in the field above, crescent and star; in the pediment, eagle with spread wings. SNG Paris 462-4. SNG von Aulock 4685. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 645
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Antonine Period, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 1.48 g, 7 h). ANTIO-C Draped bust of Hermes to left; caduceus behind. Rev. CO-LONI-A Rooster standing to right. BMC 1. RPC online 7350 SNG Paris 1067. SNG von Aulock 4916. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 646
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 23.95 g, 6 h). IMP CAES L SEP SEV-ERVS PER AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. COL CAES ANTI-OCH / S R Mên standing right, with his left foot on bucranium, holding long scepter in his right hand, and Nike, bearing a trophy and standing on a globe, with his left, and with his left elbow supported by a column; to left, cock standing left, its head turned back to right. Krzyzanowska Group D, obverse die XXXVI. SNG Paris 1104-5 (same obverse die). Brown-green surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 647
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 34 mm, 23.04 g, 12 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS A-VG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R Emperor on horseback galloping to right, spearing lioness. Krzyźanowska VII/28. SNG Copenhagen 67. SNG Paris 1234-5. SNG von Aulock 4956. Well-centred and with attractive earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 648
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Philip I, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.82 g, 6 h). IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS A Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ANTIO-CHI C/OLON / S-R Vexillum between two standards, each surmounted by an eagle. SNG Paris 1261-2. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 649
PISIDIA. Baris. Hostilian, as Caesar, 250-251. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.38 g, 12 h). ΜECCΙΟΝ ΚΥΙΝΤΟΝ Κ Draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. BAPH-NΩN Distyle temple with scalloped roofing tiles or Holy Mountain in pediment; within, statue of Tyche standing front, head to left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. RPC IX 921. SNG München 66 (as Bageis). Von Aulock, Pisidien II, 337 (same dies). Well-centered. Some roughness on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 650
PISIDIA. Isinda. Antonine Period, 138-192. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.99 g, 5 h). Diademed head of Zeus to right. Rev. ICIN-ΔEΩN Warrior on horseback right, hurling spear; below, Δ above serpent coiled to right. RPC online 7299. SNG Paris 1596. Von Aulock Pisidiens, 733. With a dark brown, glossy patina: most pleasing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Around five known
Lot 651
PISIDIA. Selge. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.34 g, 12 h). ΑΥ• Κ• Μ• ΑΥΡ• CEΟΥ• ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. CEΛΓEΩΝ Athena standing facing, head turned to left, holding transverse spear with her left hand and patera with her extended right hand. RPC Online 6354. A very rare type from Selge, with only five examples recorded; light brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 652
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Domitian Caesar, 69-81. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.29 g, 1 h), struck under the name of Claudiconium. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ[ΝΟC Κ]ΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔEΙ-ΚΟΝΙEΩΝ Victory standing on globe to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch over her left shoulder. RIC II 1608A. Attractive and clear. Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished Assarion from Iconium
Lot 653
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 4.05 g, 6 h). IMP C IAH ATNONINVS (sic!) Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COL ICO (sic!) Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. Apparently unpublished and unique. Struck from well-made dies on a ragged flan. Once cleaned and now toned reddish-brown, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 654
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Antonine Period, 138-192. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.79 g, 9 h). Bearded bust of Herakles to right wearing lion's skin around his neck and holding his club over his far shoulder. Rev. COL ICONI Perseus, nude, standing to right, holding the head of Medusa in his right hand and, in his left, harpa and chlamys. BMC 5. RPC IV.3 Online 4842. As Corinth, in error, RPC II 218 = Amandry An. M, p. 246. Extremely rare and quite intriguing with fascinating types. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 655
LYCAONIA. Laodicea Combusta. Titus with Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 and 69-81 respectively. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.84 g, 11 h), struck under Vespasian, c. 75. ΤΙΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΔΟΜΙΤ[ΙΑΝΟ ΚΑ]Ι ΑΡΕ Heads of Titus, on the left, facing right, and Domitian, on the right, facing left (in Julio-Claudian style). Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΛΑΟ[ΔΙΚΕω]Ν Kybele seated to left on high-backed throne; below, lion seated to left. RPC II 1613. Sharp and attractive. Slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 656
LYCAONIA. Savatra. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.69 g, 6 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, seen from behind. Rev. СΑΟYΑ-ΤΡEΩΝ Athena standing facing, her head turned to left, dropping incense on a thymiaterion with her right hand and, resting her left, holding a spear, on a shield leaning against her left leg. BMC 1. RPC online 7256. SNG von Aulock 8652. Von Aulock, Lykaoniens, 184-188 (same dies). Rare type; fine brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Three examples recorded in RPC
Lot 657
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.76 g, 12 h), year ϚKP = 126 = 107/8. ΕΤΟΥC / ϚΚΡ in two lines within a laurel wreath with ties below. Rev. ΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ ΠΡ ΑΝΑΖΑΡ Three corn ears bound together. RPC 3368. Ziegler Ergänzungen 2. Very rare, only three examples recorded in the RPC. Clear and with attractive tan surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 658
CILICIA. Anemurium. Valerian I, 253-260. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.17 g, 6 h), regnal year B = 2 = 254/5. AY K ΠO ΛI OYAΛEPIANON Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. ET B ANEMOYPEΩN Facing cult statue of Artemis, holding branch in each hand; at her feet to left, stag advancing to left, head to right; to right, hound advancing to right, head to left. SNG Levante 513 (same dies). Green patina with reddish highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 659
CILICIA. Augusta. Julia Augusta (Livia), 14-29. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.23 g, 11 h), struck under Tiberius, 25-26. Draped bust of Livia to right. Rev. ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΑ/ΝΩΝ Capricorn with globe between his legs; in the field to left, star of eight rays. BMC 1-2. RPC 4007. SNG von Aulock 5531-2 . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 660
CILICIA. Celenderis. Commodus, 177-192. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.14 g, 6 h), c. 188-192. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔOC (sic) Laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΚEΛEΝΔE-ΡΙΤΩΝ Poseidon standing facing, head to left, holding dolphin and trident; small trident (?) at his feet to left. RPC online 8641. SNG France 744. SNG Levante Sup. 133 (all references without the ornament on the left field of the reverse). Possibly an unpublished variation of a particularly hard-to-find type. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 661
CILICIA. Colybrassus. Maximinus I, 235-238. Pentassarion (Bronze, 31 mm, 16.57 g, 6 h). ΑΥ Κ Γ ΙΟ ΟΥΗ ΜΑΣΙΜΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. ΚΟΛΥΒ-Ρ-ΑCCΕΩΝ Zeus seated to right on low throne, holding long scepter with his right hand; at his feet to right, eagle standing to right, his head turned back to left. BMC 6. Lindgren II, 1475 (same dies). Very rare; brown surfaces. Pitted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 662
CILICIA. Coracesium. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.12 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤΟ ΝΕΡΟΥΑ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΚΟΡΑΚΗ-CΙΩΤΩΝ Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. RPC III 2741. SNG Levante 387. SNG Leypold 2462. SNG Paris 610. Attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 663
CILICIA. Mopsouestia-Mopsos. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.78 g, 1 h), year ΛC = 230 = 162/3. ΦΑYCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right. Rev. ΑΔΡIA ΜΟΨEΑΤ EΤ ΛC The River-god Pyramus facing, swimming towards the viewer. RPC IV 10294. SNG Levante -. SNG Levante Supplement 315. SNG Paris -. With an unusual reverse depiction, and a reddish tone. Flan fault on 12h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 664
CILICIA. Mopsouestia-Mopsos. Caracalla, 198-217. Hexassarion (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 20.09 g, 12 h), dated EΞC = 265 = 198. AYT KAI M AYP ANTΩNEIN-OC CEB Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of youthful Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. AΔPIANΩN MOΨEATΩN ETOY Saddled mule standing to left, with a wreath on its back. SNG Levante 1344. SNG Paris 1987. SNG von Aulock 5744 (but all with a differing legend arrangement on the obverse). Very rare. Clear and with a light patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 665
CILICIA. Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Time of Pompey the Great or later, Circa 66-27 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.97 g). Bare head of Pompey the Great right (but possibly with the features of Antony). Rev. ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Nike advancing right, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right; to right, two monograms. SNG Levante 880- 882 var (monograms). SNG Paris 1214-1217 var (monograms). With an interesting portrait of Pompey, which looks very much like those of Antony struck during the mid 30s BC. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 666
CYPRUS. Uncertain mint, possibly Paphos. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.25 g, 12 h), 26 BC. IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. COS OCTAVO DESIG IX Victory standing to left [on globe], holding wreath and palm frond. Amandry 1a. RPC I 3904. Tziambazis 1. A scarce provincial issue from Cyprus. Clear and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 667
CYPRUS. Uncertain mint, possibly Paphos. Drusus, as Caesar, 19-23. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.33 g, 11 h), struck under Tiberius, c. 22-23. DRVSVS CAESAR Bare head of Drusus to right . Rev. Zeus Salamnios standing to left, with the temple of Paphian Aphrodite behind him to right. Amandry 3a. BMC 8. RPC I 3921. With a fine portrait. Reddish coppery surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 668
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198-217. Triassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 18.46 g, 7 h). ANTWNINOC • A—YΓOYCTOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ACKΛHΠEIA CΩTHΡEIA ICOΠΥΘIA / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC / ANKYRAC On the right, Asclepius, holding serpent staff, standing to left and facing Hygieia, on the left, standing right and feeding snake from a phiale; between them, Telesphorus standing facing. Cf. SNG von Aulock 8723 (Septimius Severus). Freeman & Sear MBS 14, 2007, 316 (same dies). Attractive and clear. Some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 669
GALATIA. Ancyra. Salonina, wife of Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.34 g, 1 h). ΚΟΡ CΑΛΩΝΕΙΝΑ CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Salonina to right. Rev. ΑΝΚΥ - ΡΑC / ΜΗΤΡΩ Β Ν Prize crown, inscribed Π-Υ / ΘΙΑ /XXX with two palms. SNG von Aulock 6200. Apparently very rare. Green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 670
GALATIA. Pessinus (?). Vespasian, 69-79. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 12.71 g, 8 h), struck under the legatus Augusti, Gnaeus Pompeius Collega, c. 75/6–77/8. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΟYΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝ-Ω Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. [ΕΠΙ Ν ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟY] ΚΟΛΛΗΓΑ Turreted head of Cybele to right. RPC 1627. SNG Levante 888 (as Pompeiopolis in Cilicia). Stumpf 387. Dark brown patina. Reverse struck off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 671
GALATIA. Pessinus. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.79 g, 7 h). Α Κ Λ OY CE-ΒΑCΤOC Bare head of Lucius Verus to left. Rev. ΠECCΙΝOΥΝΤΙΩΝ Nemesis standing facing, head to left, holding cubit with her left hand and bridle with her right. BMC 21. RPC Online 5739. SNG Copenhagen 126. SNG Paris 2607-8. With a splendid head of Verus. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 672
GALATIA. Pessinus. Lucius Verus, 161-169. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.33 g, 1 h). Α• Κ• Λ• OΥ CEΒΑϹΤOC Draped bust of Faustina II to right. Rev. Π-EССΙ-ΝOΥΝΤΙΩ/Ν Hermes standing facing, head turned to left, holding purse and caduceus. BMC 15. RPC online 5734. SNG Copenhagen, Supplement, 624. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 673
GALATIA. Tavium. Titus, 79-81. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.81 g, 7 h). AYTOKPA TITΟΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. ΣEBAΣTHNΩN TPOKMΩN Bull standing left. BMC 7. RPC II 1625. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 674
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.83 g, 12 h), circa 56-58. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Victory standing right, her right foot on a globe, inscribing shield propped on her right knee. BMC 411. Cohen 351. Henseler 60. RIC 618. RPC 3646. Sydenham 83. Walker 470-2. With a fine early portrait of Nero. Struck on a tight flan, and corroded, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 675
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.81 g, 12 h), 58-60. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Victory seated right on globe, holding wreath with both hands. BMC 409-410. Henseler 59a. RIC² 617. RPC 3645. Sydenham 82. Particularly sharp and clear. A few minor deposits as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 676
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, with Divus Claudius, 54-68. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.26 g, 11 h), c. 63-65. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG Laureate head of Claudius to right. Henseler 62a. RIC 622. RPC 3648. SNG von Aulock 6355. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 208 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 677
Cappadocia. Caesarea. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.56 g, 12 h), year 5 = 119/120. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΕΤ E Nike flying to right, holding wreath and palm. Henseler 197a. Metcalf 87 corr (bust type). RPC III 3076. Sydenham 260. SNG von Aulock 6414. An amazingly sharp and well struck example, with a portrait in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 678
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.91 g, 11 h), c. 128. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟC Club. Henseler 178d. Metcalf 99. RPC 3109. Sydenham 280. SNG von Aulock 6421. With a noble portrait. Struck on a slightly short flan with some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 679
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.30 g, 12 h), c. 128. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑT Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing to left, holding globe and scepter. BMC 119. Henseler 169b. Metcalf 92a. RPC 3087. Sydenham 263. SNG von Aulock 6416. well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 680
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.03 g, 12 h), c. 128. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑ Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing to left, holding globe and scepter. BMC 119. Henseler 169a. Metcalf 92a. RPC 3087. Sydenham 263. SNG von Aulock 6416. A rare variety with the reverse inscription ending with ΠA. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 681
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 13.94 g, 11 h), regnal year 13 = 192. Α Κ Μ ΑY ΚΟΜΟΔΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙCΑΡE / EΤ/ ΓΙ Altar surmounted by sacred image of Mount Argaios. Henseler 316d. RPC Online 6889. With a glossy reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 682
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 9.36 g, 12 h), regnal year 3 = 194/5. AY Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC laureate head of Septimius Severus right. Rev. MHTPO KAICAPI four grain ears on altar inscribed ET Γ. BMC 236 var. Henseler 368 var (reverse legend). A very rare, possibly unique, example, missing from the Henseler corpus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 683
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.97 g, 11 h), regnal year of Septimius Severus, E = 5 = 196-197. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA C Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙΑ / ET E Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Henseler 467a. Sydenham, Caesarea, 441 var (obverse legend). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An unpublished variety
Lot 684
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Caracalla, as Caesar, 196-198. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.76 g, 11 h), regnal year of Septimius Severus, E = 5 = 196-197. MAP AYPH ANTΩ KAI Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPOΠ KAICAP / ЄT Є Mount Argaeus. Henseler - (cf. 533). Sydenham, Caesarea -. An unpublished variety of the earliest issue of Caracalla. With a maleficent-looking portrait of the young prince. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 685
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Caracalla, as Caesar, 196-198. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.06 g, 11 h), regnal year 5 (E) of Septimius Severus = 196-197. MAP AYPH ANTΩ KA Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPOΠO KAICAPIA / ЄT• Є• Mount Argaeus surmounted by a star; crescent in the upper left field. Henseler 535c. Sydenham, Caesarea -. A rare variety of the earliest issue of Caracalla. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 686
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.63 g, 11 h), year 2 (B) of Macrinus = 218. M OΠEΛ ΔIAΔOY Draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. MHTP KAICA / ET B Mt. Argaeus within distyle temple. Henseler 675b var (reverse legend). With an unusually well made, for the denomination, portrait of the young caesar. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 687
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tranquillina, 238-244. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.02 g, 12 h), struck under Gordian III, year Z = 7 = 243-244. CAB TPANKYΛΛINA AY Draped bust of Tranquillina to right. Rev. MHTPO KAIC B NE Six grain ears bound together; ET Z across the field. Henseler 921d. Sydenham 620. This is one of the latest Roman Provincial issues of Caesaraea. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 688
COMMAGENE. Antiochia ad Euphratem. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.96 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ ΜΑΡΚΟΝ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟΝ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to left. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧEΩΝ ΠΡΟC EΥΦΡΑΤΗΝ Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right. BMC 1. RPC online 5743 (temporary). Very rare. Obverse slightly rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 689
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Dupondius (Bronze, 26 mm, 12.85 g, 1 h), second class CA coinage, circa 25 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. CA CA within central dotted border; around, rostral wreath, tied below. BMC 721-8. RPC 2234. SNG von Aulock 6672. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 690
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.42 g, 12 h), dated year 29 of the Actian Era and Consulate XIII = 2 BC. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ETOYΣ ΘK (Actian era date) NIKHΣ Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding palm frond with her right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming to right; in right field, monogram (= ΥΠΑTOY) and IΓ (consular date) above monogram (= ANTIOXIEΩN). McAlee 184 Prieur 514. RPC 4155. Rough obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 691
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Semis (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.04 g, 12 h), year 27 (ZK) = 5/4 BC. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΙ Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. APXIE/PATIKON / ANTIO/XEIΣ / ZK Ram advancing to right; star above, ΔM (date) below. McAlee 202. RPC I 4251. Lovely portrait. Slightly doubled reverse legend, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 692
Syria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Dupondius (Bronze, 25 mm, 19.71 g, 12 h), circa 5-12. IMP AVGVST TR POT Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. S C in wreath tied at the bottom. McAlee 208b. RPC 4264. An attractive piece with a powerful portrait and a dark, green-black patina. Reverse double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 693
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior, 37-41. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.88 g, 12 h), year 3 = 38/9. ΓAIOY KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBA • ΓEPMA • Laureate head of Caligula to right. Rev. AΓPIΠΠEINHΣ ANTIO• MHTPO• Draped bust of Agrippina Senior to right; in field to right, Γ above ET; behind neck, dot. McAlee 226. Prieur 67. RPC 4168. Some uncleaned deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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