nomos 17
26 October 2018
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Tiberius, 14-37. As (Copper, 27 mm, 8.88 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). With an attractive patina and a good portrait. Some skillful and well-done smoothing in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1550 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Agrippina Senior, died 33. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 29.11 g, 6 h), struck under Claudius, Rome, 50-54. AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS Draped bust of Agrippina the Elder to right, her hair falling in a queue down the back of her neck. Rev. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around S ▴ C. BMC 219. BN 236. Cohen 3. RIC² 102. An attractive example, with a good portrait of Agrippina and glossy, dark surfaces. Has been expertly cleaned, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Nero, 54-68. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 14.07 g, 6 h), Rome, 64. NERO CLAVD CAESAR•AVG GER•P M TR P IMP P P Radiate head of Nero to right. Rev. MAC AVG / S C Façade of the Macellum Magnum, with mark of value II in the exergue. BMC -. RIC² 184. WCN 203. With a fine, dark, golden-brown patina and an excellent portrait. Some traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7800 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Nero, AD 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 27.08 g, 7 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right with globe at point of neck. Rev. ROMA / S C Roma seated on a cuirass to left, holding Victory in her right hand and a parazonium with her left; behind her, three shields. BMC 324. BN 76. Cohen 261. RIC² 442. With a lovely olive green patina and a bold portrait. Reverse very lightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Galba, 68-69. As (Copper, 30 mm, 11.37 g, 7 h), Rome, July 68-Januar 69. SER SVLPI GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Bare head of Galba to right, set on globe. Rev. AEQV-ITAS / S C Aequitas standing to right, holding scales with her lowered right hand and long scepter with her left. ACG - (-/ P xiii, same reverse die). RIC²- cf. 492 (obverse inscription and portrait type variations). Extremely rare, with an apparently unpublished obverse die. This is a splendid coin, with untouched surfaces as found, a superb, matte, dark green patina, an outstanding portrait of Galba and a fine and sober figure of Aequitas. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Vespasian, 69-79. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.31 g, 6 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right, set on globe. Rev. S C Eagle standing facing on globe, its head to right, with his wings spread. Cf. BMC 811. BN 809 = RIC² 1169 (same dies). Cohen 480 var. Very rare variety. A splendid piece with a glossy, deep reddish-brown patina and a strong portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Vespasian, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.35 g, 6 h), Rome, 77-78. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. COS VIII Vespasian, in military dress, standing left, holding spear with his right hand and parazonium in his left; behind him to right, Victory standing left, crowning him with a wreath held in her right hand and holding a palm branch with her left. Biaggi 317. BMC 204. BN 181-2. Calicó 624a (same reverse die). Cohen 130. RIC² 935. An absolutely splendid, toned example with a superb portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.45 g, 6 h), Ephesus, 71. IMPERATOR T CAESAR AVGVSTI F Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. AVG • EPHE in two lines within oak-wreath with ties below. BN 357. Cohen 23. RIC 1436 (Vespasian). RPC 841. Struck from the same dies as the aureus
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 12.66 g, 7 h), struck under Vespasian, Rome, 72. T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II Radiate head of Titus to right. Rev. ROMA /S C Roma seated to left on a cuirass and two shields, holding a wreath in her right hand and a parazonium with her left. BMC -. BN -. Cohen -. RIC² 466 under Titus (same dies). From the same dies as Numismatica Ars Classica 84, 2015, 952 (but, in a slip, described as RIC² 437). Very rare; nicely centered, well struck and clear, with a lovely dark green patina and a bold portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.37 g, 6 h), Rome, 74. T CAESAR IMP VESP Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. PONTIF TR POT Fortuna standing front on garlanded cippus, her head turned to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 153. BN 127 (Vespasian). Calicó 751a. Cohen 165 var. RIC² 696 (Vespasian). A sharp and attractive piece, well-struck and with a fine portrait. Some tiny traces of die rust, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.64 g, 6 h), Rome, November-December, 85. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right with aegis on shoulder. Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI / S-C Moneta standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. BMC 365. BN 387. Cohen -. RIC² 417. An attractive piece with a glossy, brown-green patina. Some traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Domitian, 81-96. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 26 mm, 14.10 g, 6 h), Rome, 95-96. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C Virtus standing right, left foot set on helmet, holding spear with right hand and parazonium with left. BMC 479. BN 512. Cohen 661. RIC² 804. An attractive coin with a fine portrait and a glossy, dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.35 g, 6 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 37. Cohen 65. RIC 16. Bright, lightly toned and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. As (Copper, 28.5 mm, 10.85 g, 6 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. FORTVNA AVGVST / S C Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopia. BMC 130. BN 116. Cohen 68. RIC 83. With a powerful and stern portrait and a pleasing dark green-brown patina. Some very slight old smoothing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.12 g, 7 h), Rome, 107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. SPQR / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI in three lines within an oak wreath with ties below. Biaggi 545 var. (differing bust). BN 367-9 var. (differing bust). Calicó 1122. Cohen 581 var. (differing bust). RIC 150 var. (differing bust). Woytek 224c (only 5 examples recorded). Very rare. An elegant coin. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 26.13 g, 6 h), Rome, 112/113-114. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. FELICITAS AVGVST / S - C Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 965. Cohen 143. RIC 624. Woytek 480v. A very attractive piece, well-struck and with a fine apple-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.13 g, 7 h), Rome, 114-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R Mars walking right, holding long spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder. BMC 536. BN 819. Cohen 270. RIC 337. Woytek 520v. Sharp and toned. Dark stain in the obverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 24.81 g, 6 h), Rome, 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with chest exposed and with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S C Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory with her right hand and a spear with her left; behind her, at the bottom of her spear, shield. BMC 1147. Cohen 1187. Hill 150. RIC 562b. With a beautiful, glossy, apple-green patina, and an excellent portrait of Hadrian. Minor traces of cleaning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Rome, 124-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS III Genius standing left, holding a cornucopia with his left hand and sacrificing from patera held in his right over a lighted and filleted altar to left. BMC 396. Cohen 335. RIC 173. Sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
With an exceptional provenance back to 1913
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. DISCIPLINA AVG Hadrian, in military dress, advancing to right, leading three signifers, each wearing a lion's skin headdress and each bearing a standard. Calicó 1251a (this coin, but actually the same type as 1251, since Hadrian is not veiled as described by Calicó). Cohen 540. BMC 602. Bourgey & Desnier pg. 67, 200 (this coin). RIC 232. VQR vol. I, p. 254, n. 3396 (this coin). Very rare, an intriguing reverse type, and an exceptional provenance. Some minor marks on the obverse and with minor marks and a spade cut on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), Rome, 137. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. SALVS AVG Salus standing right, holding patera in her left hand from which she feeds a snake coiled around an altar on the right. BMC 715. Cohen 1335. Hill 835. RIC 267. Very sharply struck and with an excellent portrait; lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.14 g, 6 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TRIB POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left on throne with a back, holding patera in her outstretched right hand and resting her left arm on a cornucopia. BMC 997 (Hadrian). Cohen 11. Calicó 1444. RIC 443a (Hadrian). Very rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.83 g, 6 h), Rome, 147-148. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Salus standing left, holding rudder set on globe with her left hand and, with her right, holding a patera from which she feeds a serpent arising from an altar to left. BMC 622. Cohen 281. RIC 181. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33.5 mm, 21.11 g, 11 h), Rome, 145-147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII / S C Antoninus Pius, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his left hand and stretching his right out to left, driving slow quadriga to left. Banti 120. BMC 1669. Cohen 320. RIC 767a. With a fine brown patina and a splendid portrait. Some very minor smoothing in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.11 g, 6 h), Rome, 152-153. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Antoninus Pius standing left, togate, holding globe in his right hand and a scroll in his left. BMC 812. Calicó 1522 (this coin). Cohen 309 var. (differing bust). RIC 226d. Toned, well struck and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.35 g, 6 h), Rome, 153-154 (?). ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI-I (numeral uncertain) Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Annona standing left, holding grain ears in her right hand and resting her left on a modius set on a low altar behind her to right. BMC 809. Cohen 291. RIC 231. A pleasing coin with a fine portrait and an attractive toning. Rare, with the slightly garbled legend. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Magnificent and impressively pedigreed
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.24 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, circa 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair adorned with pearls and piled up on top of her head. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres standing left, holding torches in her upraised hands. Beckmann dies df36/CB28 b. (this coin). Biaggi 807. BMC 405 (Antoninus Pius). Calicó 1758. Cohen 75. RIC 357a (Antoninus Pius). Strack 471. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. As (Bronze, 26 mm, 9.40 g, 12 h), Rome, 145. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius Caesar to right, with light drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS II / S - C around cornucopia with a curve to left. BMC 1793 var. Cohen 112 var. RIC 1259 (Antoninus Pius). A rare variant with the cornucopia turned to left. With an attractive reddish-brown patina and an excellent portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), Rome, 148-149. AVRELIVS CAE - SAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus to right, with short, neat beard. Rev. TR POT III COS II Minerva standing right, holding inverted spear in her right hand and leaning on shield with her left. BMC 683. Cohen 618. RIC 444. Sharp, nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.30 g, 6 h), Rome, 178. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXXII IMP VIIII COS III P P Annona standing left, holding two corn ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; at her feet to left, altar heaped with fruits; to right, galley stern adorned with a swan's head. BMC 771 var. (but with a modius instead an altar on the reverse). Calicó 2019 var. (but with a modius instead of an altar on the reverse). Cohen -. RIC 389 var. (but with a modius instead of an altar on the reverse). Same dies as the only other available example: NGSA 7, 27 November 2012, 369. An extremely rare variety in exceptional condition. Toned and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. As (Copper, 26 mm, 11.17 g, 12 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 145-146. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back of her head. Rev. LAETITIAE PVBLICAE / S C Laetitia standing left, holding a wreath in her right hand and a long scepter with her left. BMC 2155. Cohen 158. RIC 1401b. Attractive dark green patina. Some traces of careful cleaning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.33 g, 12 h), Rome, 163-164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II / REX ARMEN DAT Lucius Verus seated left on platform, between an officer on his right and a soldier on his left; before him on the ground below, Armenian king Sohaemus standing left, raising his right hand to accept the crown placed on his head by Verus. Biaggi 956 (same dies). BMC 300. Calicó 2154 (same dies). Cohen 158. RIC 512 (Marcus Aurelius). Sharp, clear and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.23 g, 12 h), wife of Lucius Verus, and struck during the joint reign of Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 166-169. LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Lucilla to right, with her hair rolled in a bun at the back. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia, veiled and draped, standing facing turned slightly to left, drawing back her veil with her right hand and resting her left at her side. Biaggi 977. BMC 347 (Marcus Aurelius). Calicó 2216 (same dies). Cohen 59. RIC 779 (Marcus Aurelius). Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.34 g, 6 h), Rome, 189. M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. MART PAC P M TR P XIIII COS V DES VI Mars standing facing, turned slightly to the left and with his head to left, nude but for his helmet and cloak over his shoulders, holding olive branch in his right hand and long reversed spear with his left. BMC 266. Cohen 351. RIC 188. An unusually well-struck and well-preserved example, nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Pertinax, 193. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.53 g, 7 h), possibly struck very early in the reign of Septimius Severus, Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. AEQVIT AV - G 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. An extraordinary and rare issue with an exceptional portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8200 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.51 g, 6 h), Rome, 210. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to left. Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG Victory, holding whip in her right hand and reins in her left, driving quadriga galloping to right. Biaggi –. BMC –. Calicó 2559a. Cf. RIC 209 (head of Severus to right). Extremely rare, possibly the second example of the type known, with the other in Leu 28, 5 May 1981, 491, but from different dies. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.09 g, 11 h), Rome, 210. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS III P P Neptune standing to left, his right foot on a rock, resting his right hand on his right knee and holding trident in his left. BMC 26. Cohen 543. RIC 234. Sharp and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.25 g, 3 h), Rome, 194. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. VENERI VICTR Venus, half nude and seen from behind, with her drapery folded underneath her, standing to right, holding a palm branch in her left hand, a globe in her right and leaning with her left elbow on a low column to her left. BMC 47. Calicó 2641a. Cohen 193. Hill 100. RIC 536. An attractive, sharply struck and lightly toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.67 g, 12 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right, seen from the front. Rev. SECVRIT IMPERII Securitas seated left on a high-backed throne, holding globe in her right hand and leaning her left on the arm of the throne. BMC 240 var. Cohen 183 var. RIC 20b var. (all with busts seen from behind rather than from the front as here). Very rare with this bust variant. With a splendid portrait of the young prince, nicely toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Elagabalus, 218-222. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 5.33 g, 12 h), Rome, 218-219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. MARS VICTOR Mars advancing right, nude but for cloak floating behind his waist, holding transverse spear in his right hand and, with his left, trophy over his left shoulder. BMC 17. Cohen 113. RIC 122. Attractively toned and with an elegant portrait of the emperor. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.56 g, 12 h), Rome, 219. IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left on throne with a back; she holds Victory in her right hand and a scepter with her left; to right, leaning against her throne, shield. Biaggi 1293. BMC 90. Calicó 3023. Cohen 229. RIC 25. Rare. With a fine portrait and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 6.65 g, 6 h), Rome, 225. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. VIRT-VS AVG Virtus standing right, holding an inverted spear in his right hand and resting his left on his shield. BMC 277. Calicó 3143a. RIC 181. Attractive and with a good portrait. Minor marks on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: Withdrawn
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 227. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P VI COS II P P Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left. BMC 407-8. Calicó 3112 (this reverse die). Cohen 304. RIC 60. Clear and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222-235. As (Copper, 26 mm, 10.52 g, 1 h), Rome, 230. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with light drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. P M TR P VIIII COS III P P / S C Severus Alexander, in military dress, standing left, his right foot on a helmet, holding a globe in his right hand and a reversed spear with his left. BMC 617. Cohen 405. RIC 508. Attractive and well-struck, with a dark green patina and a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.12 g, 1 h), Rome, 233. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P XII COS III P P Sol advancing to left, raising his right hand and holding whip in his left. BMC 930. Cohen 440. RIC 120. Toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Gordian I, 238. Denarius (Silver, 22.5 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h), Rome, 1-22 April, 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I to right. Rev. P M TR P COS P P Emperor, togate, standing left, holding branch in his right hand and parazonium with his left. BMC 1. Cohen 2. RIC 1. A spectacular example, perfectly struck on a broad flan, lightly toned and with a splendid portrait of the elderly emperor. Superb extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Balbinus, 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.81 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PIETAS MVTVA AVGG Two clasped right hands. BMC 74. Cohen 17. RIC 12. Attractive, well-struck, well-centered and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.54 g, 6 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 P P Gordian III riding on horseback left, raising his right hand and holding a scepter in his left. Cohen 234. RIC 81. Well-struck with a splendidly centered obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.95 g, 12 h), Rome, late 240 - early 243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Hercules "Farnese" standing right, resting hand on hip and holding club set on rock, and with lion's skin beside his club. Biaggi 1373-4. Calicó 3242. Cohen 401 var. (variant bust). RIC 108. An attractive, lustrous and lightly toned coin with a fine portrait and very well-struck reverse. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Double Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36 mm, 38.12 g, 12 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius to right, with his paludamentum on his far shoulder. Rev. FELICITAS SAECVLI / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding standard in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Banti 9. Cohen 39. RIC 115a. A splendid, well-struck and well-preserved example, with a powerful portrait and a fine reddish-brown and green patina. Some minor smoothing in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 4.29 g, 1 h), Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla set on crescent to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, seated left on throne, with her right hand drawing veil and holding a transverse scepter in her left. Cohen 19. RIC 59b. With a remarkably fine and well-centered portrait of the empress. Reverse somewhat lightly struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.66 g, 1 h), Mediolanum and Ticinum, c. 270-271. IMP C D AVRELIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. FIDES MILI Fides standing facing, head turned to left, holding a signum with each hand. Calicó 3999. Cohen 79. RIC 89. Very rare; clear and with an unusually tough and aggressive portrait of Aurelian. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4750 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 12 h), Mediolanum, 3rd emission, 271-272. IMP C L DOM AURELIANVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left; at his feet to right, seated captive. BN 427. Calicó 4048. RIC 182. An unusually attractive example, well struck and with an obverse in high relief. Some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 6250 CHF
Tacitus, 275-276. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.31 g, 1 h), Siscia, 276. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left on a high-backed throne, holding Victory in her right hand and a scepter with her left; below throne, shield. BN 1718. Calicó 4088. Cohen 112. RIC 74. Rare. A bright, lustrous example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19200 CHF
Estimate: 24000 CHF
Carus, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 5.02 g, 11 h), Antioch. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG / SMA Victory advancing right, holding palm frond over left shoulder and wreath in her right hand. Calicó 4290. RIC 122. Very rare. With an interesting portrait of the elderly Carus, well-struck and lustrous. Slight staining on the obverse, very minor edge knock and some dirt in the devices, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Siscia, 282. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES Laureate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm branch (or a trophy?) in her left. Calicó 4372 (same dies). Cohen 139. RIC 190. An excellent, sharply struck piece. Some minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Antioch, 3rd officina. IMP C M AVR CARINVS NOB C Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG /Γ/ XXI On the left, Prince standing right in military dress, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, on the right, standing left and holding long scepter. RIC 206. Sharp and perfectly struck, with traces of silvering and a fine patina. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Maximianus Herculius, first reign, 286-305. Aureus (Gold, 22 mm, 5.63 g, 6 h), Rome, 286. IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG Jupiter standing left, nude but for drapery over his shoulders, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. Calicó 4688. Cohen 348. RIC 492a. Very attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Maxentius, 307-312. Half Follis (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 3.13 g, 11 h), issued for his Decennalia in 310, Rome, 3rd officina. MAXENTIVS P F AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Maxentius to left, holding spear pointed forward and decorated shield. Rev. VICTORIA AETERNA AVG N / R T Victory standing right, left foot on base of cippus supporting shield, on which she inscribes VOT / X; behind her, at her feet to left, captive seated left. Drost 123c. RIC 230. Rare, with a green patina and a most attractive and unusual bust of the emperor. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Anonymous. Time of Valentinian I to Theodosius I, circa 364-395. Half-siliqua (Silver, 15 mm, 1.01 g, 7 h), Treveri (Trier). Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to left. Rev. X within wreath; below, TR. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC 109 (as R5). Extremely rare. Somewhat rough surfaces with some remaining encrustations, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1st 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 A / 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. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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