obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
A rare bilingual coin
Lot 694
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.22 g, 1 h), struck under the legatus, C. Cestius Gallus, year ΔΙΡ (114) = 65/6. IM NER CLAV CAESAR Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΕΣΤΙ/ΟΥ ΑΝΤΙ/ΟΧΕΩΝ/ ΕΤ ΔΙΡ in five lines within wreath tied below. BMC 201. RPC 4296. RPC Online 4296.7 (this coin). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 695
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 23 mm, 7.35 g, 1 h), struck on a bevelled flan. CAESAR• IM• NER• CLAV Laureate head of Nero to right, with lituus below his chin. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 181-3. McAlee 301. RPC 4308. With an attractive youthful portrait of Nero. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 696
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. Dupondius (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.33 g, 1 h). IMP M OTHO [CAE AVG] Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S•C within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 208. McAlee 320. RPC I 4320. With a fine green glossy patina and a attractive portrait of Otho. A few adjustment marks on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. Dupondius (Bronze, 28 mm, 15.21 g, 1 h). IMP M OTHO CAE AVG Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath. BMC 207, 209-211. McAlee 321c. RPC I 4318. A rare type. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 698
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. As (Copper, 25.5 mm, 10.44 g, 11 h). IMP M O-THO CAE AVG Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 208. McAlee 322a. RPC I 4321. Struck from the same obverse die as Obolos 14, 2019, 404. With a fine style portrait of Otho. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 699
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. As (Copper, 24 mm, 8.66 g, 12 h). IMP M OTHO CAE AVG Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. Large S • C within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 213. RPC 4319. With a fine style portrait of Otho. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 700
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan, 98-117. As (Orichalcum, 19.5 mm, 7.37 g, 1 h), Rome, for use in Syria, regnal year 2 = 98-99. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ/ • ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β in two lines within a laurel wreath with ties below. BMC 100-6 (as Caesarea). McAlee 499. RPC 3655. With a glossy green patina and a good portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 701
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Hexachalkon, Rome mint, for circulation in Syria, 98-99. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ CΥΡΙΑC Veiled, turreted, and draped bust of Tyche (or Atargatis) to right. BMC 1-3. McAlee 500. RPC III 3656. SNG Copenhagen 196. Wruck 179. Dark green-brown glossy surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 702
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 12.53 g, 10 h), 214-215. AYT K• M• A• •ANTΩNEINOC C-EB Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. •ΔΗΜΑΡΧ• ΕΞ• ΥΠΑ• ΤΟ •Δ• Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of animal, his head turned to right, with wreath in beak and wings spread. McAlee 674. Prieur 217 (this obverse die). Scarce. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 703
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 13.00 g, 1 h), "Linear wings", 219. ΑVΤ Κ Μ Α ... ΑΝΤHΝΕΙΝΟ-C CEB Laureate bust of Elagabalus to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ YΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left, holding a wreath in his beak; on either side of eagle’s neck, Δ Ε; between legs, star. Prieur 270 var (ribbon not over shoulder). Well-centred; lovely portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 704
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 13.30 g, 11 h), 219. ΑVΤ Κ Μ Α... ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟ-C CEB Laureate bust of Elagabalus to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ YΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right, holding a wreath in his beak; on either side of eagle’s neck, Δ Ε; between legs, star. McAlee 761. Prieur 254. With a lovely portrait. Slightly irregular flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 705
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 27.5 mm, 11.91 g, 7 h), 244. MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane, set on crescent. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / S C Eagle with spread wings, standing facing, with it's head and tail to right, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1086. Prieur 324. With a clear portrait of the empress. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 706
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25 mm, 11.25 g, 6 h), 248-249. MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane, set on crescent. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ / ANTIOXIA / S C Eagle with spread wings, standing facing, with it's head and tail to right, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1093. Prieur 381. With a good portrait of the empress. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 707
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip II, 247-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 12.28 g, 12 h), 247. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ IOΥΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to left. Rev. ΔHMAΡΧ EΞOΥCIAC ΥΠATO Δ / ANTIOXIA S C Eagle standing to right, with spread wings, holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 1044c. Prieur 467. Lustrous and sharp, with lovely details and with an unusual bust type. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 708
Antioch. Trajan Decius, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.91 g, 10 h), 6th officina (?), 250-251. AVT K Γ ME KY TPAIANOC ΔEKIOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right; below, ••S. Rev. DHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / SC Eagle standing to left on palm frond, with his wings spread, holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 1126 f var (without pellets before officina letter). Prieur 586 var (without pellets before officina letter). RPC IX 1757 var (without pellets before officina letter). With a rather fierce and staring portrait of Decius. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 709
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius, 249-251. Oktassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 18.22 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜE ΚΥ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔEΚΙΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧEΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΟΛΩΝ/ Δ-E/ S C The Tyche of Antioch seated facing, with river-god Orontes swimming at her feet, within tetrastyle temple; above, ram leaping to right, head turned to left. BMC 600-601. RPC IX 1681. McAlee 1150. A clear example. Flan fault on the obverse and scrape on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 710
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Oktassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 18.53 g, 6 h). AYTOK K Γ OYIB TPEB ΓΑΛΛOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN / Δ-E / S C Tyche of Antioch seated facing with river god Orontes swimming left below; all within tetrastyle portable shrine surmounted by ram leaping right; on bottom of shrine, carrying poles. BMC 653-4. McAlee 1181. RPC IX 1851. Clear and with glossy brown-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 76 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 711
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Seleucia Pieria. Time of Titus, 79-81. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.99 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate L. Ceionius Commodus, dated year HΠP = 188 =79-80. HΠP E[ΠΙ KOMOΔ]OY Turreted head of Tyche to right, palm branch over left shoulder. Rev. ΣΕΛΕYΚΕΩΝ/THΣ IEPAΣ // KAI/AYTONOMOY Filleted thunderbolt on throne. BMC 31. RPC II 2025A. SNG Copenhagen 401. A sharp example with glossy light brown surfaces. With a heavily double-struck obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 712
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 11.98 g, 4 h), c. 215-217. AYT• K• M• A •ANTΩNEINOC CE• B• Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX• EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ • Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head and tail to right, holding wreath in his beak; between legs, star above lion advancing to right. Prieur 1193. Bright and sharp. Minor marks and flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 713
SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Hieropolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 16.06 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤΟ K Μ Α ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left seen from behind, wearing aegis over his left shoulder. Rev. ΘEΑC CΥΡΙΑC ΙE[ΡΟΠΟ-ΛΙΤΩΝ] Atergatis, seated facing on lion walking to right, her head turned to left, holding scepter with her right hand and drum with her left. BMC 50 var (Atergatis looks to right). Very rare and with an unusual reverse type. Areas of striking flatness and doubling, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 714
PHOENICIA. Berytus. Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. (Bronze, 25 mm, 15.61 g, 11 h), struck under Vespasian. IMP T CAESAR AVG F Bare head of Titus to left. Rev. COL IVL AVG Founder of the colony, plowing with two oxen to right. BMC 80 (Vespasian). Rouvier 513. RPC 2045. Clear, with earthen highlights. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 715
PHOENICIA. Berytus. Gordian III, 238-244. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.35 g, 1 h). IMP GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. CO/L- BE/R Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot set on a galley, holding a trident in his left hand and a dolphin with his right. Babelon, Perses, 1313. Rouvier 594. Brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 716
PHOENICIA. Sidon. Hadrian, 117-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 11.01 g, 11 h), dated ZΚΣ (227) = 117. [ΑΥΤΟ] ΤΡΑΙ ΚΑΙ [ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΣΕΒ] Laureate head of Hadrian to right, [with slight drapery on his left shoulder]. Rev. ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ / ΘΕΑΣ Europa riding bull to right; date ZΚΣ in the field above. BC 224. Rouvier 1473. RPC III 3869. A clear example with glossy green patina. Struck on a tight flan, and with a flat area on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 717
JUDAEA. Sepphoris (Diocaesaraea). Trajan, 98-117. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.20 g, 12 h). ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΕΔΩΚΕΝ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΣΕΠ-ΦΩ/ΡΗ-ΝΩΝ palm tree with fruits. BMC 5-11. Rosenberger 4. RPC 3937. SNG ANS 1088-91. With a very Augustus-like depiction of Trajan. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare Abgar IX Severus with Caracalla
Lot 718
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Caracalla with Abgar IX Severus, 212-213. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.54 g, 5 h). ANTΩN-EI-NOC (partially retrograde) Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. A-BΓΑP CEOYH Diademed and draped beardless bust of Abgar IX to right, wearing tiara. BMC 38 (same dies). An extremely rare issue of the short-lived Abgar IX. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 719
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.35 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ Κ ΜA ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left, holding shield and eagle-tipped scepter over his right shoulder. Rev. KOΛ M ΕΔΕCCA Confronted busts of two Tyches, each turreted, veiled and draped; below, square baetyl within shrine. Babelon, Edessa group 2, 51. BMC 69-70. Rare; impressive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 720
EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 11 mm, 0.73 g, 12 h), regnal year Z = 7 = 103/104. Laureate head of Trajan to right; in field to right, Ι. Rev. L-Ζ Cornucopia. Dattari Salvio 7206. RPC III 4170. Very rare. Clear and pleasant. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 721
EASTERN ASIA MINOR. Circa 3rd-4th century AD. Gnostic Tessera (Lead, 19 mm, 3.72 g, 12 h). IAω Abrasax facing, with the head of a rooster and snakes for legs, holding a whip in his right hand and a shield with his left. Rev. ABPA-CAΞ in two lines; above, star within crescent. Apparently unpublished. Obolos 12 (2019) 946. Elsen 124 (2015), 404 and Rauch MBS 8 (2004), 685. A rare mystic Tessera. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 722
M. Aurelius Scaurus, 118 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.83 g, 4 h), Rome. ROMA M•AVRELI Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet; behind, mark of value. Rev. SCAVRI / L•LIC•CN•DOM Warrior standing in quadriga galloping to the right, holding shield, carnyx and the reins in his left hand and hurling spear with his right. Babelon (Aurelia) 20, (Licinia) 20 and (Domitia) 15. Crawford 282/1. RBW 1106. Sydenham 523. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 723
C. Marcius Censorinus, 88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Rome. Jugate heads of Numa Pompilius, diademed and bearded, and Ancus Marcius, beardless, to right. Rev. C CENSO Desultor riding to right, wearing conical cap and holding whip; below, bird standing to right. Babelon (Marcia) 18. Crawford 346/1c. Sydenham 713a. Nicely toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 724
C. Mamilius Limetanus, 82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.76 g, 7 h), Rome. Draped bust of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos and with caduceus over his left shoulder; behind head, M. Rev. C• MAMIL LIMETAN Ulysses standing right, holding staff in his left hand and extending his right toward his dog Argus who is barking in greeting on the right. Babelon (Mamilia) 6. Crawford 362/1. Sydenham 741. Bright and clear. Light scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 725
L. Furius Cn.f. Brocchus, 63 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), Rome. Head of Ceres to right between grain-ear and barley-grain; to left and right, III - VIR; below, BROCCHI. Rev. L• FVRI / CN• F Curule chair between two fasces. Babelon (Furia) 23. Crawford 414/1. Sydenham 902. Bright and clear. Defect in Ceres' eye, minor flatness and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 726
L. Marcius Philippus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.43 g, 5 h), Rome. ANCVS Diademed head of Ancus Marcius to right; behind his neck, lituus. Rev. PHILIPPVS Aqueduct, on which is a statue of Q. Marcius Rex on a horse rearing to right with a plant below; in the five arches of the aqueduct, A Q V A MAR. Babelon (Marcia) 28. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. A popular denarius. Slightly wavy flan, and with a few scuffs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 727
C. Memmius C.f, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.60 g, 11 h), Rome. C• MEMMI• C• F Head of Ceres to right, wearing wreath of grain ears and earring. Rev. C•MEMMIVS / IMPERATOR Trophy of arms with, at its base, captive kneeling to right, his hands tied behind his back. Babelon (Memmia) 10. Crawford 427/1. Sydenham 920. Multiple banker's marks on the obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 728
P. Fonteius P.f. Capito, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.88 g, 12 h), Rome. P• FONTEIVS• CAPITO• III• VIR• CONCORDIA Diademed and draped head of Concordia to right. Rev. T• DIDI• - VIL• PVB / IMP• The Villa Publica in the Campus Martius. Babelon (Fonteia) 18 and (Didia) 1. Crawford 429/2a. Sydenham 901. Scratches and scuffs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 729
Cn. Plancius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 5 h), Rome. CN PLANCIVS AED CVR S C Head of Diana to right, wearing causia and a pendant earring. Rev. Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver behind. Babelon (Plancia) 1. Crawford 432/1. Sydenham 933. Bright and clear. Some scuffs on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 730
Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus (M. Junius Brutus), 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.72 g, 6 h), Rome. LIBERTAS Bare head of Libertas to right, wearing earring and pendant necklace. Rev. BRVTVS The consul L. Junius Brutus, preceded by an accensus, walking left between two lictors, each carrying an ax over his left shoulder. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/1. Sydenham 906a. Bright and lustrous; struck on a broad flan. Two scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 731
Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.65 g, 4 h), Rome. SALVTIS Large aureate head of Salus to right. Rev. MN• ACILIVS - III• VIR• VALETV Valetudo standing left, holding snake and leaning elbow on column. Babelon (Acilia) 8. Crawford 442/1b. CRI 16a. Sydenham 922. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 732
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.54 g, 1 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Reverse slightly off-center, slightly porous and with some scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 733
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.54 g, 7 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant walking to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Struck slightly off-center and slightly porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 734
T. Carisius, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 1 h), Rome. Draped bust of Victory to right; behind, S C. Rev. T CARISI Victory driving prancing quadriga to right, holding wreath in her right hand and reins in her left. Babelon (Carisia) 3. Crawford 464/5. Sydenham 985. Toned. Struck off-center, pitted, corroded and with a flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 735
Julius Caesar, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.72 g, 1 h), Rome or an African mint (Utica?). COS• TERT• DICT• ITER Head of Ceres to right, wearing wreath of barley. Rev. AVGVR / PONT• MAX Culullus, aspergillum, jug and lituus; to right, D. Babelon (Julia) 16. CRI 57. Crawford 467/1a. Sydenham 1023. Flan crack and slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 736
Julius Caesar, Late 46-early 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.78 g, 1 h), military mint travelling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Trophy of Gallic arms with two seated captives at the base. Babelon (Julia) 11. Crawford 468/1. CRI 58. Sydenham 1014. Marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 737
Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.58 g, 1 h), mint travelling with Antony in Gallia Transalpina and Cisalpina. M.ANTON.IMP Bare head of Marc Antony to right, with slight beard; behind, lituus to left. Rev. CAESAR DIC Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind, jug. Babelon (Antonia) 4. Crawford 488/1. CRI 118. Sydenham 1165. A fresh, bright example. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 738
Octavian, 44-27 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.23 g, 2 h), struck under moneyer L. Livineius Regulus, Rome, 42. C CAESAR III VIR R P C Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. L•LIVINEIVS REGVLVS Victory standing to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder. Babelon (Livineia) 4 and (Julia) 82. Crawford 494/25. RBW 1731. Sydenham 1107. Surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 739
L. Livineius Regulus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.62 g, 10 h), Rome. Bare head of Livineius Regulus to right. Rev. L•LIVINEIVS / REGVLVS Curule chair; three fasces to left and right. Babelon (Livineia) 11. Crawford 494/28. CRI 177. Sydenham 1110. Graffito on the obverse and banker's marks on both sides. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 740
Brutus with P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, early 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.75 g, 12 h), military mint travelling with Brutus, probably at Smyrna. BRVTVS Axe, simpulum and knife. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug to right and lituus to left. Crawford 500/7. CRI 198. Sydenham 1310. Some scuffs and minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Brutus Denarius
Lot 741
Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus ( Marcus Junius Brutus), 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.49 g, 12 h), with L. Sestius, proquaestor, mint travelling with Brutus in Asia and Greece. L• SESTI• PRO• Q Veiled and draped bust of Libertas to right. Rev. Q• CAEPIO• BRVTVS• PRO• COS Tripod between ax and simpulum. Crawford 502/2. CRI 201. Sydenham 1290. Nicely centered. Brightly cleaned, flan crack, some horn silver and with graffiti on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 742
Brutus, Late summer-autumn 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.43 g), military mint travelling with Brutus and Cassius in western Asia Minor or northern Greece, struck under the moneyer P. Servilius Casca Longus. CASCA LONGVS Wreathed head of Neptune to right, with trident diagonally behind and below his neck. Rev. BRVTVS IMP Victory walking to right on broken scepter, holding palm branch with her right hand, and broken diadem in both. Crawford 507/2. CRI 212. Sydenham 1298. Two banker's marks below trident. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 743
The Republicans. Brutus, Late summer-autumn 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.88 g, 12 h), military mint travelling with Brutus and Cassius in western Asia Minor or northern Greece, under the moneyer L. Plaetorius Cestianus. BRVT IMP L• PLAET• CEST Bare head of Brutus to right. Rev. EID • MAR Pileus between two daggers pointing downwards. BMC 68-70. Cohen 15. Crawford 508/3. CRI 216. Sydenham 1301. Very rare and of the greatest historical importance. Heavily corroded surfaces, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 10000 CHF
Lot 744
Sextus Pompey, 37/6 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 12 h), military mint in Sicily. MAG•PIVS•IMP•ITER Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus to right; behind, jug; before, lituus. Rev. PRAEF / CLAS•ET•ORAE / MARIT•EX• S•C Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in his hand and with his right foot on a prow; to left and right, one of the Catanaean brothers bearing his parent on his shoulders. Crawford 511/3a. CRI 334. Sydenham 1344. With a good portrait of Pompey the Great. Some bankers' marks in the obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 745
Octavian, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.17 g, 11 h), mint moving with Octavian in Gaul or Northern Italy. C•CAESAR• III VIR•R•P•C Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. POPVL•ISSV Equestrian statue of Octavian riding to left. Babelon (Julia) 97. Crawford 518/2. CRI 299. Sydenham 1317. Fine portrait. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 746
Divus Julius Caesar, † 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.65 g, 9 h), struck under the moneyer Q. Voconius Vitulus, Rome, 40 BC. Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. C. VOCONIVS / S C /VITVLVS.Q. / DESIGN Calf standing to left. Babelon (Julia) 121, (Voconia) 1. Crawford 526/4. CRI 331. Sydenham 1133. Banker's marks on both sides and scuff on the edge, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 747
Octavian, Spring-early summer 36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.96 g, 5 h), mint moving with Octavian in central or southern Italy. IMP• CAESAR• DIVI•F III• VIR• ITER• R•P•C• Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. COS• ITER•ET• TER•[DESIG] Temple of Divus Julius; on the architrave, DIVO•IVL; within the central intercolumniation, togate statue of Julius Caesar to left; to left, flaming altar. Crawford 540/2. CRI 315. RSC 90 (Augustus). Sydenham 1338. Lightly toned. A few small dents, bangs, scrapes and other evidences of antiquity on both sides, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 748
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.31 g, 6 h), mint moving with Mark Antony (Patrae?). ANT • AVG / II•VIR • R• P•C Galley right, with scepter tied with fillet on prow. Rev. LEG IX Aquila between two standards. BMC 201. Cohen 37. Crawford 544/23. Sydenham 1227. Clear. Slightly off-center and with some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 749
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.88 g, 7 h), Patrae (?) for the 15th legion, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT•[AVG] / III•VIR•R•P•C• Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG XV Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/30. CRI 371. Sydenham 1235. Well-struck and clear example. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 750
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.31 g, 7 h), Patrae (?) for the 17th legion, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. ANT•AVG / III•VIR•R•P•C• Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG XVII Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/32. CRI 374. Sydenham 1237. Banker's marks punched against the upper field of the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 751
The Triumvirs. Marc Antony, autumn 32-spring 31. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.47 g, 6 h), for the 23rd legion, Patrae (?). ANT• AVG / III•VIR• R•P•C• Galley moving to right. Rev. LEG XXIII Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/39. CRI 383. Sydenham 1246. Light scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 752
The Triumvirs. Octavian, autumn 32-summer 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.35 g, 11 h), Cyrene, under the moneyer L. Pinarius Scarpus, autumn 31 BC. IMP• CAESARI / SCARPVS• IMP Open right hand to left. Rev. DIVI• F / AVC• PONT Victory standing to right on globe, holding palm frond with her left hand and wreath tied with fillet with her extended right. BN 894. Crawford 546/6. CRI 413. RIC² 534. Sydenham 1282. Scarce. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 753
The Triumvirs. Octavian, autumn 32-summer 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.51 g, 3 h), uncertain Italian mint, possibly Rome. Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. CAESAR DIVI• F Pax, draped, standing facing, her head turned to left, holding an olive branch in her extended right hand and cornucopia in her left. BMC 605. BN 26. Cohen 69. CRI 399. RIC² 252. Banker's punch mark behind head, and some cleanable deposits on the obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 754
Octavian, autumn 30-summer 29 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.14 g, 7 h), Brundisium or Rome. IMP Head of youthful Mars to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. CAESAR Shield, [with eight-pointed star at its centre], lying over sword and spear in saltire. BMC 644. BN 87. Cohen 44. CRI 428. RIC² 274. Clear. Banker's mark mark on the obverse and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 755
Octavian, autumn 30 - summer 29 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 1 h), Brundisium or Rome. Laureate head of Octavian to right. Rev. IMP - CAESAR Rostral column, ornamented with two anchors and six galley rams, and surmounted by a statue of Octavian, holding a spear in his right hand and a parazonium in his left. BMC 633. BN 68. Cohen 124. CRI 423. RIC² 271. A pleasant, clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 756
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.74 g, 12 h), struck under the moneyer P. Petronius Turpilianus, Rome, 19-18 BC. TVRPILIANVS III VIR FER-ON Draped bust of Feronia to right, wearing stephane and pearl necklace. Rev. CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE Parthian kneeling in submission to right, holding out a standard with a vexillum inscribed with X. RIC 288. BMCRE 14. RSC 484. Clear, albeit somewhat off-center. Faint banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 757
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.47 g, 5 h), uncertain Iberian mint, possibly Colonia Caesaraugusta, c. 19-18 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to left. Rev. MARTIS VLTORIS Temple of Mars Ultor: statue of Mars, holding aquila and trophy, standing to left within tetrastyle temple with ornate domed roof. ACIP 4044. BMC -. RIC² 39b. Very rare with the head of Augustus to left. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 758
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.65 g, 7 h), uncertain Iberian mint, possibly Colonia Patricia, c. 19 BC. AVGVSTVS CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IOVIS • TON Jupiter standing to left within hexastyle temple, holding thunderbolt and scepter. BMC -. Cohen 185. RIC² 65. Same obverse die as UBS 78, 2008, 1305 and same dies as CNG 51, 1999, 1158. Extremely rare variety with the legend in the exergue and the portrait to left. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 759
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.56 g, 5 h), uncertain Iberian mint, possibly Colonia Caesaraugusta, 19-18 BC. AVGVSTVS CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to left. Rev. Round shield inscribed S P Q R / CL V. BMC 338. BN 1323-4. Cohen 292. RIC² 43b. Scarce type with the head left. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 760
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.66 g, 7 h), Colonia Patricia, 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. SIGNIS / RECEPTIS Aquila, on left, and standard, on right, flanking S/P/Q/R arranged around round shield inscribed [CL•V]. BMC 417. Cohen 265. RIC² 86a. Bankers’ marks on both sides, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 761
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.62 g, 4 h), Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), 17-16 BC. S P Q R CAESARI AVGVSTO Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. QVOD VIAE [MVNITAE SVN]T Triumphal arch on viaduct, surmounted by a statue of Augustus, driving quadriga to right, and crowned by Victory standing behind him. BMC 433. Cohen 233. RIC² 144. Slightly porous surfaces and a minor scrape on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 762
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.53 g, 1 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 11-10 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI•F Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP - XII /SICIL Diana standing facing, head turned to right, holding spear with her right hand and bow with her left; at her feet to left, hunting dog. BMC 487. BN 1414-6. Cohen 168. RIC 182. Minor scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 763
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Quadrans (Orichalcum, 19 mm, 2.85 g, 12 h), Lugdunum, c. 15-10 BC. IMP CAESAR Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Eagle with spread wings standing to right, turning his head to left. BMC 561-3. RIC 227. RPC 508. With an attractive green patina. Some deposits on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 764
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.39 g, 6 h), Lugdunum, 7-6 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. [AVGVSTI F COS DESI]G PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, each togate and resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield; lituus and simpulum above X in center field. BMC 538. RIC² 212. RSC 43d. Evenly worn. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 765
Divus Augustus, died AD 14. As (Copper, 26.5 mm, 9.29 g, 6 h), Restitution issue under Titus, Rome, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Divus Augustus left; small star above. Rev. IMP T CAES AVG RESTITVIT / S C Eagle standing left, with spread wings on globe, head turned right. BMC -. Komnick Type 34.0. RIC² 462 (Titus). Glossy dark green-brown surfaces; particularly pleasant on hand. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 766
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 4 h), "Tribute Penny" type, Lugdunum. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?), seated right on a throne with decorated legs, holding a reversed spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left. BMC 48. Cohen 16. RIC² 30. Bright and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 767
Tiberius, 14-37. As (Copper, 27 mm, 10.89 g, 7 h), restitution issue, struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII Bare head of Tiberius to left. Rev. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST around large S•C. BMC 284 (Titus). BN 294. Cohen 73. Komnick 19.0. RIC² 432 (Titus). Some rough spots on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 768
Agrippina Junior and Nero, Augusta, 50-59, and as Caesar, 50-54, respectively. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.62 g, 5 h), struck under Claudius, Rome, 50-54. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Junior to right, wearing crown of corn-ears, and with her hair hanging down in a long plait behind her neck. Rev. NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PRINC IVVENT Bareheaded and draped bust of Nero to left. BMC 82 (Claudius). Cohen 5. RIC I 75 (Claudius). Very rare. With elegant and serene portraits. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 769
Nero, as Caesar, 50-54. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), struck under Claudius, Lugdunum, 51. NERONI CLAVDIO DRVSO GERM COS DESIGN Bareheaded and draped bust of the young Nero to right. Rev. EQVESTER OR-DO PRINCIPI IVVENT in four lines on a shield, with a spear behind. BMC 93 (Claudius). Cohen 97. RIC² 79 (Claudius). Von Kaenel Type 53. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 770
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 66-7. IMP NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BN 231-2. BMC 77. Calicó 413. Cohen 120. RIC 63. Some marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 771
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.41 g, 6 h), Rome, 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. SALVS Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand. BMC 90. Cohen 314. RIC² 60. An attractive, bright piece. Slightly rough surfaces and a few edge breaks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 772
Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.63 g, 7 h), Rome, circa 65. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT / S - C The temple of Janus with closed gates. BMC 227. BN 400. Cohen 171. RIC 306. Slightly irregular flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 773
Otho, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.10 g, 7 h), Rome, 15 January - 17 April 69. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. SECVRITAS P R Securitas standing left. BMC 19. Cohen 15. RIC 10. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 774
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.29 g, 6 h), Lugdunum (Lyon). A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM Vesta seated to left, holding patera in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 122. RIC 60. Rare; unusual portrait. A few delaminated areas mainly on the reverse and struck on an uneven flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 775
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.79 g, 6 h), Rome, April - December 69. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod with covered vessel; below, raven standing right; above, dolphin to right. BMC 39. BN 77. Cohen 111. RIC 109. With a good portrait. Uncleaned as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 776
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.44 g, 5 h), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VES-P AVG P M Laureate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. TRI - POT Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left, holding simpulum in her right hand and resting her left at her side. BMC 57-8. BN 39-40. Cohen 561. RIC² 46. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 777
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 13.79 g, 6 h), struck for use in Syria, Rome, 74. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS Two cornucopiae in saltire set on winged caduceus. BMC 886-7 (attributed to the mint of Commagene). Cohen 376. RIC 756. RPC II 1982. A clear example with a fine brown patina. Some rough spots, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 778
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 12.92 g, 7 h), struck for use in Syria, Rome, 74. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS Two cornucopiae in saltire over a winged caduceus. BMC 886-7 (attributed to the mint of Commagene). Cohen 376. RIC 756. RPC II 1982. A clear example with a fine brown patina. Minor flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 779
Vespasian, 69-79. Semis (Orichalcum, 20 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h), uncertain eastern mint, possibly Ephesos, 77-78. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PON MAX TR P P P COS VIII / S-C Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her extended right hand and palm frond with her left. RIC² 1505. RPC II 1476 corr (PON instead of PONT). Very rare and with a strong portrait and an attractive green patina. Slightly rough on the reverse and with a lightly struck obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 780
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.17 g, 7 h), Rome, January - June 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Elephant walking to left. BMC 43. Cohen 303. RIC² 115. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 781
Titus, 79-81. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 24.05 g, 6 h), Balkan mint, probably Perinthus in Thrace, 80-81. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. IVD - CAP / S-C Mourning Judaea, seated to left on round shields beneath palm tree; to right, male captive with his hands bound behind his back, standing to right; to right, pile of arms. Cahn 3. Hendin 1596. RIC² 500. RPC 503. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 782
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.28 g, 6 h), Rome, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P Minerva standing to left on capital of rostral column, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; at her feet to right, owl facing. BMC 117. BN 115. Cohen 236. RIC² 576. A lovely example with an elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 783
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.11 g, 7 h), Rome, January - September 90. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P Minerva walking to right, holding spear and shield. BMC 164. BN 157. Cohen 261. RIC² 689. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 784
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.31 g, 7 h), Rome, 95-96. DOMITIANVS AVG GERM Bare head of Domitian to right. Rev. The Capitoline Temple of Jupiter: seated within is a statue of Jupiter flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva; on pediment, a seated figure holding a spear, two figures on either side; on roof, a facing quadriga in the center with two standing figures on either side; eagles at corners; on the temple architrave, IMP CAESAR. BMC 242. BN 216. Cohen 174. RIC² 815. Very rare. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 785
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.44 g, 6 h), Rome, January - September 95. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P Minerva standing facing, head to left, holding a spear with her right hand. BMC 226. Cohen 286. RIC² 773. Bright and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 786
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.42 g, 7 h), Rome, 95-96. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left; to right, owl. BMC 231-2. Cohen 293. RIC 788. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 787
Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 10.92 g, 6 h), Struck under Domitian, uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, possibly Ephesus, c. 82. DOMITIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. VENVS AVG Venus, half draped from below the waist, turned to the right, holding a helmet in her right hand, a transverse scepter in her left and with her left elbow propped on the top of a low column behind her. BMCRE 256-7. RIC² 847 (Domitian). RPC 870. SNG von Aulock 6590-1. Rare type. Porous and with remains of corrosion, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 788
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 39 mm, 27.60 g, 6 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis at the point of the bust. Rev. TR POT COS IIII P P / S C Pax seated left holding olive branch and scepter. RIC 432. Woytek 107e. Attractive, with a bold portrait and a fine, dark black-green patina. Some corrosion pitting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 789
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.15 g, 7 h), Rome, 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OTPIMO PRINC / DAC CAP Dacian seated right on pile of arms, his hands bound behind him. Cohen 118. RIC 96. Woytek 276b. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 790
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.65 g, 6 h), Rome, 108-109. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Aequitas seated left on low throne, holding scales with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 288. Cohen 86. RIC 119. Woytek 279b. Bright and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 791
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.29 g, 6 h), Rome, spring 113 - summer 114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 424. Cohen 404. RIC 271. Woytek 422v. A well-struck bright and clear example. Some tiny scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 792
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.28 g, 5 h), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. PM TRP COS III / HI-LAR / P - R Hilaritas standing facing, raising veil with both hands. BMC 278. Cohen 816. RIC 126. RIC² 303. With an unusual depiction of Hilaritas. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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