obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 793
Hadrian, 117-138. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.66 g, 6 h), Rome, 119-121. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III / S - C Pax standing to left. BMC 1275. RIC 672 (old, 616a). With a wonderfully sharp and attractive portrait. About extremely fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 794
Hadrian, 117-138. As (Copper, 27 mm, 10.63 g, 5 h), Rome, 126-127. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. COS III / S - C Salus standing right, holding snake with her right hand and feeding it from patera she holds with her left. BMC 1341. Cohen 369. RIC 669. RIC² 881. Slightly rough on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 795
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 11 mm, 2.69 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Nemesis-Victory standing to right, drawing out fold of her dress with her right hand and holding branch with her left. BMC 761. Cohen 1455. RIC 282. RIC² 2239. Nicely toned and struck from a particularly artistic reverse die. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 796
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 23.65 g, 11 h), Rome, 159-160. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL Head of Marcus Aurelius to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. TR POT XIIII COS II / S - C Mars advancing right, holding spear with his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder. Banti 387. BMC 2104 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 760. RIC 1352B (Antoninus Pius). A lovely example with a beautiful dark green patina. Slightly smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 797
Pertinax, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.35 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 15. Cohen 2. RIC 1a. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 798
Divus Septimius Severus, died 211. (Silver, 20 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), struck under his son, Caracalla, Rome, 211-217. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Garlanded funeral pyre surmounted by facing quadriga. BMC 27. Cohen 89. RIC 191f. Nicely toned. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 799
Divus Septimius Severus, died 211. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, under Caracalla, Rome, c. 211-212. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle, with spread wings and head to left, standing facing on globe. BMC 21 (Caracalla and Geta). Cohen 84. RIC 191c (Caracalla). Attractive and with a fine head of Severus. Some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 800
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.68 g, 6 h), Rome, 210. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P XIII COS III Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left. Cohen 483. RIC 116b. Lustrous and with an unusually small and artistic portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 801
Caracalla, AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.56 g, 6 h), Rome, 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate and bearded head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XX COS IIII P P Sol standing facing, head turned to left, raising his right hand and holding whip with his left. Cohen 389. RIC 293d. A bright and sharply struck piece, well-centered and with some original luster; struck shortly before the assassination of Caracalla. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 802
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.51 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Rev. PROPAGO IMPERI Plautilla, on the left standing to right, and Caracalla, on the right standing to left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 406. Cohen 21. RIC 362. Toned and attractive, with a good portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 803
Geta, 209-211. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29.5 mm, 22.29 g, 1 h), Rome, 211. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate bust of Geta to right. Rev. TR P III COS II P P / S C Italia seated left on throne, holding scepter and cornucopia; to left, river god reclining to left, holding reeds and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows; below throne, another figure reclining right. BMC 45. Cohen 199. RIC 171a. Fine glossy-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 804
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.92 g, 6 h), Rome, 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Macrinus seated left on curule chair, holding globe in his right hand and short scepter in his left. BMC 47-8. Cohen 51. RIC 27. Bright and clear. Reverse very slightly off-centre, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 805
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.12 g, 12 h), Antioch, 218-219. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. SANCT DEO SOLI / ELAGABAL Quadriga galloping to right bearing stone of Emesa, upon which rests an eagle, flanked by two parasols on each side. BMC 284. Cohen 268. RIC 195. Very rare. A well-struck and clear example of this desirable issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 806
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.89 g, 12 h), Rome, 219-220. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FORTVNAE REDUCI Fortuna standing facing, head turned to left, holding rudder set on globe with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 50. RIC 83a. Bight and lustrous. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 807
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), Antioch, 218-219. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. CONCORDIA / MILIT Two standards, each with a shield at its base, flanked by two vexilla. BMC 275. Cohen 15. RIC 187. Clear and with a pleasant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 808
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.00 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing to left, holding flower in her right hand and raising her skirt with her left. BMC 898. Cohen 546. RIC 254. A bright example with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 809
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.38 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing to left, holding flower in her right hand and raising her skirt with her left. BMC 898. Cohen 546. RIC 254. A bright example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 810
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.87 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing to left, holding flower in her right hand and raising her skirt with her left. BMC 898. Cohen 546. RIC 254. A lovely and bright example, with an especially sharp reverse. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 811
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.37 g, 7 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing to left, holding flower in her right hand and raising her skirt with her left. BMC 898. Cohen 546. RIC 254. A lovely and bright example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 812
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.87 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with very slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. PROVIDE-NTIA AVG Providentia standing facing, head turned to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Well-centered on a broad flan; sharp. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 813
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, lightly bearded, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P XI COS III P P Sol advancing left, raising his right hand and holding whip in his left. BMC 692. Cohen 434. RIC 114. A well-struck, carefully centered, sharp and clear Denarius with a most attractive portrait of Alexander Severus. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 814
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.93 g, 12 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with very slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. PROVIDE-NTIA AVG Providentia standing facing, head turned to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Bright and sharp; attractive portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 815
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.25 g, 7 h), Struck under Severus Alexander, Rome, 231. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right, wearing stephane. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTAE Pietas standing to left, holding incense box with her left hand, and spreading incense over lighted altar. BMC 821-2 (Severus Alexander). Cohen 48. RIC 346 (Severus Alexander). Sharp and bright. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 816
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.55 g, 7 h), Struck under Severus Alexander, Rome, 224. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right, wearing stephane. Rev. VENERI FELICI Venus standing to right, holding Cupid and long scepter. BMC 189 (Severus Alexander). Cohen 60. RIC 351 (Severus Alexander). A sharp and bright example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 817
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.56 g, 1 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus seated left, feeding serpent rising from altar. BMC 99. Cohen 85. RIC 14. Well-centered and with a bold portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 818
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.88 g, 4 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing left, holding wand with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; at her feet to left, globe. BMC 88. Cohen 77. RIC 13. Sharp, bright with a superb portrait. Obverse die-clash on the reverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 819
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.07 g, 12 h), struck under his father, Maximinus I, Rome, 235-236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bareheaded and draped bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Bright and struck on a broad flan . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 325 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 820
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.51 g, 5 h), Rome. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 52-54. Cohen 26. RIC 6. An elegant example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 821
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Antioch, August 238 - December 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides standing facing, head to left, holding standard in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen -. RIC 182. Well-centered and sharp. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 822
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.84 g, 12 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. P M TR P III COS II P P Apollo seated to left, bare to waist, holding branch with his extended right hand and resting his left elbow on his lyre. Cohen 238. RIC 114. Well-centered on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 823
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, plated, 19 mm, 3.21 g, 5 h), uncertain mint, c. 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. L-AETITIA AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and rudder with her left. For prototype cf. Cohen 120 and RIC 113. A particularly sharp contemporary imitation . With areas of copper showing through the silver coating, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 824
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.10 g, 1 h), Rome, 244. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. FIDES MILIT Fides standing left, holding signum in each hand. Cohen 55. RIC 32b. Well-struck, bright and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unrecorded in RIC
Lot 825
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.72 g, 1 h), Antioch, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed beardless bust of Philip II to right. Rev. P M TR P VI COS P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen -. RIC - (cf. 235 for a different obverse legend). Extremely rare and unpublished. Bright, sharp and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 826
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.06 g, 11 h), Mediolanum. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. FELICI AVG Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and cornucopia. Cohen 181. RIC 187. Very rare variety without any mintmark. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 827
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 2.74 g, 12 h), Mediolanum (Milan), 262. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. FIDES EXERC VIII Fides standing facing, head to right, holding a standard in each hand. Cohen 221 var (P on reverse). RIC 478 var (P on reverse). Well-struck with a fine portrait; sharp and lustrous; rare without a mintmark on the right field of the reverse. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 828
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.21 g, 7 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. PANNONIAE The two Pannoniae standing facing, heads left and right, respectively, clasping their right hands, and each holding a standard in their left. Calicó 3297 corr (reverse description). RIC 22. Rare. Die break on the obverse and with traces of repairs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 829
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.66 g, 12 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. PANNONIAE The two Pannoniae standing facing, heads left and right, respectively, clasping their right hands, and each holding a standard with their left. Calicó 3297 corr (reverse description). RIC 22. Rare. Plugged hole at 1' on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 900 CHF
Lot 830
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 12 h), Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, holding scepter in her left hand and drawing veil with her right. Calicó 3308a. Cohen 18. RIC 59a (Trajan Decius). Trau 2794. Smoothed surfaces and with some scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 831
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.77 g, 11 h), Mediolanum, 3rd officina, spring 274. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG / T Sol standing facing, head turned to left, raising right hand and holding globe in left; at feet to left, captive. Cohen 142. Estiot 556. RIC 135. RIC online 1514. Nicely silvered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 832
Aurelian, 270-275. Denarius (Billon, 19.5 mm, 2.18 g, 6 h), Rome, A = 1st officina, early 275 - September 275. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG / A Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder; at her feet to left, captive crouching left, his head turned to right. BN 238-9. RIC 73. RIC online 1844. Well-struck and with areas of original silvering. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 833
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.97 g, 5 h), Antioch, 4th officina, spring 274 - early 275. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. CONSERVAT AVG /Δ/ XXI Sol advancing to right, holding globe with his left hand and short scepter with his right, trampling captive in oriental dress lying on the ground to right, his head turned left. BN 1304. RIC 383. RIC online 3168. Rare and with an unusual reverse type. Flan crack and roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 834
Tacitus, 275-276. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.86 g, 6 h), Serdica, 276. M CL TACITVS P F AVG Heroically nude laureate bust of Tacitus to left, seen from behind, holding spear with his right hand and with aegis over his left shoulder. Rev. ROMAE AE-TERNAE / S C Roma, helmeted and draped, seated to left on throne, holding Victory on globe with her right hand and spear with her left; at her side to right, shield. BN -. Calicó 4098 var (this obverse die, but no globe under Victory). Cohen -. Estiot 96. RIC 76 corr. RIC Online 3919 (same dies). An extremely rare type, only known from three other examples. Pierced and repaired, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 835
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.63 g, 1 h), Serdica, 3rd officina, 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand and a shield, decorated with emperor on horseback charging to right above row of enemies. Rev. VIRTVS PROBI AVG / KAΓ Probus on horseback to left, raising his right hand in salute and holding scepter in his left; below horse's raised hoof, bound captive to left. Cohen 928. RIC 886. A clear and well-centered coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 836
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 24 mm, 3.93 g), Serdica, 3rd officina, 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand and a shield, decorated with emperor on horseback charging to right above row of enemies. Rev. VIRTVS PROBI AVG / KA•Γ• Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand and a shield, decorated with emperor on horseback charging to right above row of enemies. Cohen 928. RIC 886 (but this arrangement of mintmark not recorded). Very clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 837
Magnia Urbica, Augusta, 283-285. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.69 g, 12 h), struck under Carinus , Rome. MAGNIA V-RBICA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Magnia Urbica to right, with her hair in a plait ornamented with pearls and tied up on top of her head. Rev. VENERI V-[I]CTRICI Venus standing facing, her face turned to right, holding apple in her right hand and drawing out folds of drapery. Calicó 4409a. Cohen 8. RIC V, 340. Die fault on the obverse. Pierced and plugged, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 838
Diocletian, 284-305. Denarius (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.36 g, 1 h), Rome, 285. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI CON-SER-V-AT AVGG Jupiter standing to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. Cf. RIC V.2, 187 var (with a differing obverse legend and bust type). A possibly unpublished variety. Some flatness and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An interesting "mule" follis of Maximianus with the types of Diocletian
Lot 839
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.92 g), Siscia, 2nd officina, 287. IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Maximianus Herculius to right. Rev. CONSERVATOR AVGG / XXIB Diocletian (!) and Jupiter standing facing each other, both holding long scepter, and jointly sacrificing on an altar. Cohen -. RIC - (but cf. 261-262 of Diocletian and 579 for Maximianus. An extremely rare and possibly unpublished mule. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 840
Maximianus, First reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.77 g, 12 h), Siscia, c. 295. MAXIMI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VICTOR-IA AVGG / ✷SIS Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over a tripod altar before the gate of a camp with six towers. RIC 55. Very rare. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 841
Constantius I, as Caesar, 293-305. Antoninianus (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.78 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 295 - 299. FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES Radiate and cuirassed bust of Constantius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MI-LITVM / KB Constantius standing to right, holding short scepter and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing to left, holding scepter. Cohen 20. RIC 18a. Struck from carefully engraved dies; fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 842
Galerius, 305-311. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.37 g), Serdica, 305 - 306. IMP MAXIMI-ANVS PF AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. CONSVL AVGG NN/ • SM• SD• Emperor, laureate and togate, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and short scepter in his left; in the field to right, retrograde Σ. Calicó 4894. Cohen 76 (as Maximianus). Depeyrot 2/2. RIC VI, 5b and 76 (as Maximianus). Very rare. Some marks and scuffs, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 843
Licinius I, 308-324. Argenteus (Billon, 17 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h), Treveri (Trier), 2nd officina, 318 - 319. IMP LICI-NIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius I to left, holding mappa in his right hand and spear over his left shoulder. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG / STR Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left, seated left on eagle standing right, with left wing pointing downwards. RIC VI 825. RIC VII 212 (as Follis). Very rare variety. An elegant coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Licinius follis from Siscia
Lot 844
Licinius I, 308-324. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.66 g, 1 h), Siscia, 2nd officina, 320. IMP LIC-INIVS AVG Laureate head of Licinius to right. Rev. VOT/I•S / XX in three lines; around, LICINI • AVGVSTI; below •BSIS•. RIC 141. Very rare and unusual reverse for the mint of Siscia. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 845
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.18 g, 5 h), Heraclea, 317. D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C Laureate and draped bust of Licinius II to left, holding mappa in his right hand and orb and scepter in his left. Rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS / MHTΔ Camp gate with three turrets and no doors. RIC 19. An attractive coin with an unusually small portrait bust. Pleasing dark patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 846
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.44 g, 11 h), Heraclea, 3rd officina (Γ), 321 - 324. D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C helmeted and cuirassed bust of Licinius II to left, holding shield over his left shoulder and a spear over his right shoulder. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI /X/IIΓ/ SMHΓ Jupiter standing facing head to left, holding eagle-tipped scepter with his left hand and Victory on globe with his extended right; at his feet to left, eagle to left head to right, presenting wreath to Jupiter; to right, bound captive seated on ground to right. RIC VII 54. Glossy green patina. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 847
Maximinus II, 310-313. Follis (Billon, 22 mm, 5.60 g, 7 h), Nicomedia, 1st officina (A), 310 - 311. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximinus to right. Rev. GENIO AV-GVSTI CMH/ SMNA Genius standing to left, modius on head, holding patera in his right hand and cornucopia with his left. RIC 66c. Well-struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 848
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 3.61 g, 6 h), Arles, 313-315. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine to left, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder, and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDE - NT - IAE AVGG /Q ARL Female figure, holding a cornucopia in her left hand and standing to right on a galley, clasping right hands with a turreted figure of Arles, standing left and holding a vexillum with her left hand. RIC 30. Very rare. Attractive, clear and evenly worn. Minor flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 849
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.80 g, 6 h), Treveri, 2nd officina, 318-9. IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right, wearing crested helmet. Rev. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP / STR Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar. RIC 209. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 850
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.10 g, 1 h), Siscia, 1st officina, 321-324. CONSTA-NTINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around wreath containing VOT/ •/ XX in three lines; below ASIS (palm frond). RIC 174. Well-struck and particularly sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 851
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 2.91 g, 6 h), Siscia, 4th officina, 321-324. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around wreath containing VOT/ XX in two lines; below Δ SIS (radiate crown). RIC 180. Particularly sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 852
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.82 g, 6 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, 321-324. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around wreath containing VOT • XX; below ΓSIS (radiate crown). RIC 180. Well-struck, particularly sharp and with some original silvering on the reverse. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 853
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.73 g, 5 h), Antioch, S = 2nd officina, 325. Laureate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. CONSTAN/TINVS/ AVG/ SMANTS in four lines with wreath above and pellet below. LRBC 1321. RIC VII 57. Very unusual and scarce type. Attractive glossy dark brown surfaces. Some roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 854
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.11 g, 10 h), Antioch, S = 2nd officina, 325. Laureate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. CONSTAN/TINVS/ AVG/ SMANTS in four lines with wreath above and pellet below. LRBC 1321. RIC VII 57. Very unusual and scarce type. Attractive glossy dark brown surfaces. Some roughness. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 855
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Billon, 20 mm, 3.20 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 327. CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG Pearl- and rosette-diademed head of Constantine I to right. Rev. GLORIA RO-MANORVM / A / CONS Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory on globe in her extended right hand and scepter with her left. LRBC 984. RIC 23. A lovely example with a great portrait and attractive brown surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 856
Constantine I, 307/310-337. (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.03 g, 12 h), commemorative Series, Constantinople, H = 8th officina, circa 330. POP ROMANVS Laureate and draped bust of Genius of the Roman People to left, with cornucopia over his left shoulder. Rev. CONSH The Milvian Bridge with tower at each end, with the River Tiber flowing below. LRBC 1066. RIC VIII 21. Attractive tan, earthen, patina, with very clear types. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 857
Constantine I, 307/310-337. (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.14 g, 12 h), commemorative Series, Constantinople, I = 10th officina, circa 330. POP ROMANVS Laureate and draped bust of Genius to left, with cornucopiae over his left shoulder. Rev. CONSI Eight-pointed star and mint-mark within laurel wreath. RIC 22. LRBC 1067. Wonderful green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 858
Fausta, Augusta, 324-326. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.64 g, 6 h), Ticinum, 3rd officina, 326. FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG Bareheaded and draped bust of Fausta to right. Rev. SPES REIP-VBLICAE / P(crescent)P Fausta standing left, holding two children. Cohen 15. LRBC 488. RIC 203. With a fine portrait of the empress. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 859
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Solidus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Sirmium, c. 320. D N CRISPVS NOB CAES Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus to left. Rev. PRINCIPI IVV-ENTVTIS / SIRM Crispus in military dress standing to left, holding standard with his right hand and a spear with his left; behind him, two standards. Cohen 95. RIC 6. Very rare. Clear but worn. Marks, scuffs and possible traces of repairs, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 860
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.14 g, 12 h), struck under Constantine I, Aquilia, 2nd officina, 322. CRISPVS NOB CAES Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus to right. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM /AQS around wreath containing VOT/ •/ X in three lines, flanked in the lower part by two palm fronds. Paolucci 308. RIC 108. Sharp and clear example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 861
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h), Siscia, 3rd officina, 321-324. IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C Laureate head of Crispus to right. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath containing VOT /•/ X in three lines; below ΓSIS (radiate crown). RIC 181. A most attractive sharp and clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 862
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Follis (Billon, 18.5 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, 4th officina, 324. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus to left. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath containing VOT /•/ X in three lines; in exergue, TSΔVI. RIC 125. Well-struck and with almost fully silvered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 863
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.19 g, 6 h), London, 1st officina, 321. CRISPUS NOBIL C Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Crispus to left. Rev. BEAT TRA-NQLITAS / PLON Altar inscribed VO/TIS /XX surmounted by globe; above, three stars. RIC 230. Glossy dark-brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 864
Constantine II, as Caesar, 316-337. Follis (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 2.82 g, 6 h), struck under Constantine I, Thessalonika, 2nd officina, 324. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caesar Constantinus to left. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath containing VOT/ •/ X in three lines; below TSBVI. RIC 128. Brown-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 865
Constantine II, as Caesar, 316-337. Follis (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Siscia, 2nd officina, 321-324. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath containing VOT /•/ X in three lines; below, BSIS (radiate crown). RIC 182. A splendid example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 866
Constantine II, as Caesar, 316-337. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 1.92 g, 12 h), Antioch, H = 8th officina, late 324 - early 325. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II to left. Rev. ✶ / CONSTAN / TINVS / CAESAR / SMANTH/• in six lines. RIC VII 59. With an interesting portrait. Slightly rough and harshly cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 867
Hannibalianus, Rex Regum, 335-337. Follis (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.62 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 336 - 337. FL HANNIBALLIANO REGI Draped and cuirassed bust of Hannibalianus to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA / CONSS Euphrates reclining right, leaning on scepter; urn at side; reed in background. RIC 147. LRBC 1036. A well-struck, well-centered and clear example. Minor flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 868
Constantius II, 337-361. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), Sirmium, 355 - 361. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantius facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder with his right hand and, over his left, shield decorated with a horseman riding down a fallen foe. Rev. GLORIA REI PVBLICAE / SIRM (star in crescent) On the left, Roma, helmeted, draped, holding spear and with her head facing. On the right, Constantinopolis, turreted, draped, holding scepter, her foot on prow and with her head to left, seated on thrones facing one another, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT/XXXV/MVLT/XXXX. Cohen 124. Depeyrot 12/1. RIC 59. BBFDDD-E-X graffito on the obverse (most under tone), otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 869
Gratian, 367-383. Siliqua (Silver, 17 mm, 2.12 g, 1 h), Treveri (Trier), 375 - 378. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. VRBS ROMA / TRPS• Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear. Cohen 87. RIC 46b. Nicely toned. With a heavy flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 870
Aelia Flaccilla, Augusta, 379-386/8. Nummus (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.24 g, 6 h), Siscia, 1st officina, 383 - 387. AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG Draped bust of Flacilla to right, with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle. Rev. SALVS REI PVBLICAE /ASIS• Victory seated to right, writing Chi-Rho on shield resting on small column. LRBC 1566. RIC 35. Particularly well-preserved. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 871
Julian II, 360-363. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.38 g, 5 h), Antioch, 2nd officina, 361 - 363. FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM / ANTB Soldier, helmeted, standing right, head turned to left, holding trophy over his left shoulder and placing his right hand on the head of a crouching captive. Depeyrot 15/2. RIC 199. Very rare. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 872
Julian II, The Philosopher, 360-363. Double Maiorina (Bronze, 27 mm, 8.12 g, 11 h), Antioch, 4th officina (Δ), 361 - 363. D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right. Rev. SECVRITAS REI PVB Bull standing right; above, two stars; below, ANTΔ flanked by two palms. LRBC 2640. RIC 216. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 873
Julian II, 360-363. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.93 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 361-362. D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Julian II to left, holding a spear and shield. Rev. VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within wreath; below, CONSPA. RIC 166. A clear example; glossy green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 874
Julian II, 360-363. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.87 g, 11 h), Heraclea, 1st officina. D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG Diademed, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian to left, holding spear and shield. Rev. VOT / X / MVLT / XX within wreath; in exergue, HERACL•A. LRBC 1908. RIC 105. With a fine dark green brown patina; a clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 875
Procopius, usurper, 365-366. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.67 g, 6 h), Cyzicus. D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Procopius to left. Rev. REPARATIO FEL TEMP / *SMKΔ Procopius standing facing, his head to right, holding labarum with his right hand and resting his left on a shield set on the ground to right; upper right, Christogram. RIC 7. Dark green patina with light earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 876
Procopius, usurper, 365-366. (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 2.76 g, 12 h), Heraclea, 2nd officina. D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Procopius to left. Rev. REPARATIO FEL TEMP / ✷SMHB Procopius standing right, holding labarum and shield set on ground; Christogram to upper right. Cohen 8. RIC IX 7. Some rough areas, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 877
Theodosius I, 379-395. Nummus (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.05 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, A = 1st officina. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / SMKA Theodosius on horseback to right, raising his right hand in salute. RIC IX 29b.2. Scarce type. Uncleaned and with earthen deposits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 878
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 402-403. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGGG S / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Cohen 3. Depeyrot 56/1. RIC X 24. Tiny scratches and scuffs, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 879
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 408-420. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG H / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow; in field to left, star. RIC 202. Well-struck and clear, with lovely surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 880
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, 423-425. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX Θ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in upper field to left, star. Depeyrot 75/1. RIC 225. Well-struck and attractive. Slightly ragged flan on left side, and some minor scuffs, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 881
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.23 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 430-440. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VOT XXX MVLT XXXX Δ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated left on throne, her left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger in her right hand, long scepter with her left, and leaning her left elbow on a shield at her side; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 81/1. RIC 257. Well-centered, well-struck and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 882
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 441. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VIRT EX-ERC ROM / CONOB Theodosius helmeted and armored moving to right, holding a trophy over his left shoulder with his left hand and looking back at a captive that he is dragging to right with his right; star on the right field. Depeyrot 83/1. RIC 282. Well-struck and attractive; this is one of the scarcer types of Theodosius II. Minor graffiti, scratches and scuff on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 883
Marcian, 450-457. Nummus (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.40 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, S = 2nd officina. D N MARCIANO P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcian to right . Rev. Star above large monogram of Marcian; the whole within wreath; below, S (officina); in exergue [CHES]. RIC X 536. Rarely encountered in such fine condition. Green patina with earthen highlights . Very slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A Unique Bronze of Leo II
Lot 884
Leo II, 474. Nummus (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 0.99 g, 6 h), Constantinople. [D N] LEO-[PE]RPEP AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo to right. Rev. SE - CN Victory advancing to left, looking right, holding wreath and dragging captive; all within laurel wreath. The obverse, which is clearly in the name of a Leo as Augustus, not Caesar, is apparently unknown. For the reverse, see RIC X, p. 312, 949 (Zeno, second reign). Apparently unpublished and unique. Of great historical interest. With fairly clear inscriptions and a dirty, coppery patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 885
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina. D N ZENO PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing to left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Sharp and lustrous. Λ graffito and scrape on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 886
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina. D N ZENO PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG H / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Slightly wavy flan and with a graffito on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 887
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 888
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 889
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 890
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG H / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3g. MIB 4. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 891
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC S / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to left, star. DOC 3f. MIBE 4. SB 3. Some scuffs and scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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