obolos 16
11 October 2020
Webauction
THRACE. Perinthus. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.92 g, 7 h). (ΑΥT Κ)AI ΝЄ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CЄΒΑΤΟC (sic) Γ-ЄΡ Δ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Dionysos standing facing, head to left, holding kantharos with his extended right hand and long thyrsos in his left; at his feet to left, lighted altar; in upper left field, star. RPC III 701. Schönert 352. Green patina. A few deposits on obverse and slighly off-center reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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THRACE. Perinthus. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.31 g, 12 h). ΑΥTOK ΝP ΤΡΑ-ΙΝΟC (sic) CEΒΑΤ ΓEΡ Δ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩN Dionysos standing facing, head to left, holding kantharos with his extended right hand and long thyrsos in his left; at his feet to left, lighted altar; in upper left field, star. RPC III 700.1 (this coin). Schönert 349. Greenish-brown surfaces. Light roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Plate coin in RPC
THRACE. Perinthus. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.73 g, 7 h). (ΑΥΚ) Νe [ΤΡΑΙΑΝ]ΟC CEΒΑΤΟC (sic) Γ-EΡ Δ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Dionysos standing facing, head to left, holding kantharos with his extended right hand and long thyrsos in his left; at his feet to left, lighted altar; in upper left field, star. RPC III 701.1 (this coin). Schönert 352. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Perinthus. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 6.21 g, 6 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath with grape bunches. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Demeter standing facing, head to left, holding grain ears with her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. RPC III, 721. Schönert-Geiss 118-9. Nice green patina. Light smoothing in reverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THRACE. Perinthus. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 7.53 g, 7 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath with grape bunches. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Demeter standing facing, head to left, holding grain ears with her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. RPC III, 721. Schönert-Geiss 118-9. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
From the BCD Collection, Lanz 105, 614
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 8.43 g, 5 h), 117-128. [IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. COL [IVL ADV(?) AVG C]OR Hermes advancing to right, wearing petasos, and chlamys which billows out behind him, carrying the infant Dionysos on his left arm. BCD Corinth 614 = RPC III 206.2 (this coin). NCP p. 21, 18 corr (incorrectly identified as Trajan). Greenish brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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BITHYNIA. Juliopolis. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 33 mm, 25.02 g, 7 h). ΑVΤ ΝΕΡΟVΑΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. Ι(ΟY)-(ΛΙΟΠ) Ares advancing to right, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder. RPC III 1098.1 (this coin). Dark green patina with underlying tan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CARIA. Attuda. Time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.60 g, 7 h). Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, holding spear pointing forward in right hand. Rev. ATTO-YΔEΩΝ Tyche standing facing, head to left, holding rudder on globe in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 2 (same dies). Karl -. RPC III 2261 (same dies). Very rare. Brown patina; well centered and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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CARIA. Tabae. Trajan, 98-117. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 11.39 g, 12 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ-ΟС ΑΡΙ ΓEΡ ΔΑ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Rev. ΤΑΒΗ-ΝΩΝ Demeter standing facing, holding grapes and two grain ears in her right hand, and long sceptre in her left. RPC 2288A (this coin). Sharp and attractive; fine brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
LYCIA. Lycian League. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.98 g, 6 h), struck during Trajan's second consulate = 98-99. AYT KAIC NEP TPAIA-NOC CEB ΓЄPM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ EΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β Two lyres; above, owl standing right. BMC 9. RPC III 2676. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second known Dupondius of the Koinon of Armenia!
ARMENIA MINOR, Koinon of Armenia. Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.32 g, 11 h), Nicopolis ad Lycum, regnal year 43 and CY 43 = 113-114. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΝEΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CEΒ ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚ ΤΟ ΖΙ Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΑΡΜΕΝΙΑC ΕΤΟΥ-C ΜΓ Mourning Armenia, seated to left on a pile of shields; on her left, military trophy surmounted by Bashlyk. Kovacs 303 = RPC 2945 corr. = SNG von Aulock 145 (this obverse die). Known to the RPC editors from a single example in the British Museum and originally from the collection of Von Aulock. This is is the second known, and to date the best available example, and the only outside a museum. This denomination is by far scarcer compared to the "Sestertius" recorded in RPC 2944. A few areas of hard uncleaned deposits in both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32.5 mm, 25.97 g, 6 h), Rome, 115-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. IMPERATOR VIIII / S C Trajan, in military dress, seated to right on sella castrensis set on high platform, raising his hand to accept his acclamation as Imperator for the ninth time (Imperator VIIII); by him stand two officers, in front of the platform to right, a guard standing to right, holding spear over his shoulder; at his left three soldiers standing to left, the two first raise their right hands to hail the emperor, while the last holds a horse by the bridle; three standards and two more soldiers in the background. Banti 80. BMC 1019-20. BN 844. Cohen 178. RIC 658. Woytek 549v. Very pleasing example. Rare variety with the guard holding spear instead of shield. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 9.35 g, 6 h), Rome, but for use in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1092. Cohen 122. RIC 648. Woytek 937b. Brown patina. Stripped patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 23 mm, 9.13 g, 5 h), Rome, for circulation in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind; countermark of laurel branch on a oval punch, on his neck. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P Wreath containing large S C. BMC 1093-1094. Cohen 123. RIC 647. Woytek 937v. For countermark: Howgego 379. Dark brown patina. Minor metal flaw on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ROMAN IMPERIAL. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century AD. (Silver, 41.00 g). Lot of Ten Silver Coins, including a denarius of Hadrian and four Antoniniani of Trajan Decius. Fine-Very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (10).
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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