obolos 17
20. December 2020
Webauction
Lot 402
MESOPOTAMIA. Hatra. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Early-mid 2nd century. (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.61 g, 12 h). Aramaic inscription HTR' DŠMŠ Radiate bust of the sun god Shamash to right. Rev. Inverted S C; above, eagle standing to right, head left, with wings displayed; all within laurel wreath. Slocum Series 1. SNG Copenhagen 232. Walker Type A. Choice for the issue. Reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 403
MESOPOTAMIA. Hatra. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Early-mid 2nd century. (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.90 g, 5 h). Uncertain Aramaic inscription Diademed head of an uncertain lunar god to right, crescent on forehead. Rev. Inverted S C; above, crescent; below, star; all within laurel wreath. Cf. Slocum p. 45, pl. 7, B (Singara; without star). SNG Copenhagen -. Cf. Walker Type B, 11-12 (without star). Very rare with a lunar deity as opposed to the solar deity Shamash on the obverse. Green patina. very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 426
THRACE. Perinthus. Nero, 54-68. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 32 mm, 21.61 g, 1 h), c. 59-63. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΠ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ/ΘΙΩΝ in two lines within oak wreath. RPC 1754. Varbanov 20. Tan patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 427
THRACE. Perinthus. Octavia, Augusta, 54-62. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 11.61 g, 1 h), 54-59. OKTAIAC CEBACTHC Draped bust of Octavia to right, hair tied at bun at back of head. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Bundle of three grain ears between two poppies. RPC 1750. Schönert 253-4. Brown surfaces. porous. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 428
THRACE. Serdica. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 9.13 g, 7 h). IOΥΛIA ΔOMNA CEB Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, hair carefully waves and tied in small bun at back. Rev. CΕΡΔΩΝ Nemesis standing facing, head turned to left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left; at her feet to left, wheel. H&J 12.17.35.3 (same dies aas illustrated). Ruzicka -. Varbanov -. Dark green patina with light sandy deposits. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 429
THRACE. Serdica. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 30 mm, 15.70 g, 12 h). AYT K M AYP CEY ANTΩNEINOC Laureate heroic bust of Caracalla to left, wearing aegis. Rev. OΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC Apollo standing facing, head turned to left, sacrificing out of patera held in right hadover altar at feet to left, and holding branch in left hand. H&J -. Ruzicka -. Varbanov -. Unpublished in the primary references.Dark green patina. Porosity, light on the obverse, a bit heavier on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 430
MACEDON. Cassandraea. Gordian III, 238-234. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.65 g, 7 h). AYT C M ANTΩΝΙΟC GORDIANOS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to left. Rev. COLΩNEAC C-ASSNDRIA (sic) Statue of Poseidon standing facing, head turned to right, holding dolphin in his right hand and trident in his left, atop rostral(?) column. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Varbanov -. Seemingly unpublished. Green and brown patina. Extremely rare and unusual. Flat area on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 431
CRETE. Cnossus. Gaius (Caligula), with Germanicus, 37-41. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 8.15 g, 12 h), struck under the duoviri Dossenus and Pulcher. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICO Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. CERM CAESAR DOSSENN PVLCHER II VIR Laureate head of Germanicus to right. Svoronos 209. RPC I 993 (same dies). Extremely rare, with only four known to the RPC; none has appeared on the market for over 20 years. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
One of three known specimens
Lot 432
BITHYNIA. Claudiopolis. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.52 g, 7 h). AYT ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΠ-ΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Demeter standing left, holding grain-ears in right hand, long scepter in left. RPC 695. Extremely rare - RPC records just two specimens, both in museum collections. Dark green patina. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished and unique!
Lot 433
BITHYNIA. Juliopolis. Antoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.89 g, 7 h). AN-TΩ Bare-headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. IOV-ΛΙO Three grain stalks tied together. BMC -. Lingren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. RG -. RPC IV Online -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Unpublished. Very sharp; brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Important issue of the proconsul Thorius Flaccus, published in RPC
Lot 434
BITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.24 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul, Thorius Flaccus, c. 25. HPA ΛANOIA NIKOMH Draped bust of Juno Lanuvia right. Rev. EΠI ANΘYΠATO ΘΩPIOY Boar standing right; monogram below and to right. RG 11. RPC 2063. RPC Online 2063.4 (this coin). A well struck clear example with almost the full legend apparent on the flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 435
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Commodus, As Caesar, 175-177. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.09 g, 7 h). KOMOΔO-C KAICA-P Bare head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΝΙΚΑE-AI[WN] Bull standing right. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 6237. Attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 436
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.17 g, 1 h). M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AY Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. N-IK-AI-Ε/ΩΝ between three standards, the two outer ones decorated on top with a wreath, the central one with an eagle. RG 716. SNG von Aulock 653. Nice green patina. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 437
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Valerian I, 253-260. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.00 g, 1 h), c. 256. Γ ΠOYΒ ΛIK OYAΛEPIANOC ΑΥ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩ-[Ν Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Waddington 800.Weiser 191. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 438
BITHYNIA. Prusias ad Hypium. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.21 g, 7 h). ΦΑVCΤΙΝ-Α CΕΒΑC[Τ]Η Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right. Rev. ΠΡΟYCΙΕΩΝ [Π]ΡΟC YΠΙΩ Draped bust of Hygieia with serpent at breast to right. RG 36-7. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 4859. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 439
MYSIA. Attaea. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h). ΔΗΜΟC Laureate head of Demos to right. Rev. ATTΑΙ[T]ΩΝ Two altars and three baetyls (or shrubs) on platform. AMNG IV -. BMC -. SNG Ashmolean -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG von Aulock -. Possibly unpublished. Surfaces a little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 440
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.97 g, 1 h). AY KAI M AYRH ANTΩNINOC Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. KYZI-KHNΩN Dionysos seated left, pouring wine from kantharos held in right hand to panther standing left, head turned back, and resting left arm on throne. BMC 224. RPC IV.2 Online temp. 687. SNG BN -. Well centered and struck, green patina. A couple of light scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Published in RPC
Lot 441
MYSIA. Miletopolis. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 33 mm, 25.25 g, 6 h). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. [ΜΕΙΛΗΤ]ΟΠΟ ΕΠΙΜΕΛΗ ΤΙ ΦΛΑ ΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΠΡΩΤΑΡ Hermes, wearing petasos, seated left on rocks, holding caduceus in right hand and resting left on rocks. BMC -. RPC 1648.2 (this coin). SNG BN -. Very rare - only two specimens noted in RPC Online, including this coin. Brown surfaces. A couple of pits and light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 442
MYSIA. Parium. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.48 g, 12 h), struck under the duivirs M. Barbatius and Mn. Acilius. C G P I Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. M BARBAT / MN ACILIO / IIVIR Priest plowing right with two yoked oxen. RPC I 2262. SNG BN 1432-3. Earthen-green patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 55 CHF
Lot 443
MYSIA. Parium. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.43 g, 1 h). IMPE C MA A ANTONI Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to left. Rev. C G I H P Founder, as priest, plowing to right with two yoked oxen. BMC - (cf. 99). RPC IV.2 Online 615. SNG Copenhagen 287. Green patina; unusually fine details for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished Monogram
Lot 444
MYSIA. Pergamum. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.18 g, 11 h). ΘEΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ Draped bust of the Senate of Pergamum to right. Rev. ΘEΑΝ ΡΩ-ΜΗΝ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right; in field, right monogram. RPC 1748 Var; BMC 221. Superb portrait of the Senate of Pergamum. Unpublished monogram in the reverse field. Well struck and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 445
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Valerian I, 253-260. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.01 g, 7 h). IMP LIC V-ALERIAN Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. COL AV TRO She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Bellinger A442. SNG Copenhagen 187. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Third known
Lot 446
AEOLIS. Temnus. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.36 g, 6 h). ΦΑYϹΤΙΝ-Α CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right, hair bound with fillet and tied in bun at back. Rev. ϹΤΡ ΑΚVΛ-Α ΤΗΜΝ Athena standing left, holding Nike in outstretched right hand, resting left on grounded shield; beside her, spear. BMC 31 corr. (Faustina I). RPC IV.2 Online temp. 353. Attractive green patina with subtle earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 447
IONIA. Ephesus. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.63 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. EΦΕCΙΩΝ Stag standing to left. RPC 2052. SNG Righetti 845. Well centered on a broad flan with an attractive earthen-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 448
IONIA. Ephesus. Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.90 g, 12 h), Homonoia issue with Smyrna, struck under the proconsul Ae. Caesennius Paetus. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CE-BACTH Draped bust of Domitia to right, her hair arranged high on forehead and tied in long plait at back. Rev. OMO-NOIA ANΘY KAIC[EN ΠΑΙΤΟY] / EΦE - ZMYP Statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports facing. BMC 414-5. SNG Copenhagen 544. RPC 1091. Attractive green patina with orange-earthen overtones. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Enigmatic tessera from Ephesus
Lot 449
IONIA. Ephesus. Circa 1st century AD. Tessera (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.91 g, 12 h). KHΡIΛIC ΩΔE ΠΡOC ΠAΛΥΡIN Bee with straight wings. Rev. Є-Φ /CKΩΠΙ Stag reclining to left, head turned to look back. BMC 186-90. SNG Copenhagen 355-6. SNG von Aulock 1875. Clear and struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 450
IONIA. Smyrna. Britannicus, struck under his father, the Emperor Claudius, 41-55. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.80 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrates Philistos and Eikadios, c. 50-54. [ZMY] Bare-headed and draped bust of Britannicus to right. Rev. EΠI ΦIΛIΣTOY EIKAΔI/OΣ Nike advancing to right, holding a trophy over her right shoulder with her right hand. RPC 2476. SNG Copenhagen 1351. SNG von Aulock 7995. Dark green patina. Surfaces a little rough and obverse off centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 451
IONIA. Smyrna. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 18 mm, 348.00 g, 6 h). CMYPN-A Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to left, double-headed axe over far shoulder. Rev. CΜΥΡΝᾹἼΩΝ Lion prowling right. Klose VII, Serie A, 10-11. RPC IV Online temp. 329. SNG Copenhagen 1268. Dark green patina with light earthen highlights. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 452
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.10 g, 6 h), struck under Philip I. Μ ΩΤΑΚΙΛΙΑ CΕΟΥΗΡΑ CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right. Rev. CΑΜΙΩΝ Warrior advancing to right with his head turned to left, setting his left foot on prow, raising his right hand, and holding shield with his left. ANS 1944.100.47583 (same dies). BMC 325. SNG Copenhagen 1769. SNG von Aulock 2323 (but last three references with a slight variation in the arrangement of the reverse legend). Interesting reverse type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 453
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.72 g, 11 h). AY ΚΑΙ ΑΡH ΤΩΝ (?) Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ANTIO-ΧΕΩΝ (retrograde) winged Nemesis standing right, holding cubit in right hand and drawing fold of drapery from neck with left. Cf. RPC IV Online temp. 3323 (legends), otherwise seemingly unpublished. Brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 454
CARIA. Aphrodisias. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.44 g, 12 h), c. 255-268. AY KAI ΠO ΓAΛ-ΛIHNOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to left. Rev. A-ΦPO-ΔI-CIE/ΩN Tetrastyle temple with arcuated lintel containing cult statue standing right. BMC 134. Cf. MacDonald 224 (O-/R483?). SNG Copenhagen 127. SNG von Aulock 2469. Sharp portrait; earthen-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 455
CARIA. Attuda. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.32 g, 12 h). BOY-ΛΗ ΙΕΡΑ Veiled and draped bust of Boule to right. Rev. ΑΤΤΟΥ-ΔΕΩΝ Sacred tree before which an altar. BMC 24-6. Karl -. SNG Copenhagen 165. Green patina; very unusual iconography on the reverse. Minor deposits and some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 456
CARIA. Orthosia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.47 g, 1 h). OP-ΘΩ-CΙЄΩΝ Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Panther advancing right, head left, raising right forepaw, filleted thyrsos behind. BMC 5-6; RPC 1210. SNG Copenhagen 456-7. SNG von Aulock 8123. Earthen-green patina. A few flecks of patina chipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 457
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd century. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.22 g, 6 h). IEPA BOYΛH Veiled and draped bust of Boule to right. Rev. TΡAΠEZOΠ-OΛEITΩN Apollo standing left, holding branch in right hand, supporting lyre resting on globe with left. Martin, Demos Trapezopolis 5. RPC IV.2 Online temp. 2740. Dark green patina. Minor roughness. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 458
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Late 1st century AD. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.32 g, 7 h). Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. PO-Δ-I-ΩN Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm branch in left. SNG Copenhagen 897-9. SNG Keckman 776-8. RPC I - (cf. 1182-3 for similar obverse and legend). Well centered; dark olive-green patina. very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
One of only three known
Lot 459
LYDIA. Germe. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.75 g, 12 h). Head of Apollo to right; before, lyre. Rev. [Γ]Ε-ΡΜ-Η-ΝΩ[Ν] Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera in right hand, lyre in left. Ehling 401 (uncertain dies, but probably V46/R67). Extremely rare - just two examples noted by Ehling. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 460
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.59 g, 12 h), struck under Nero, 54-59. AΓPIΠΠINAN ΘEAN CEBACTHN Draped bust of Agrippina to right. Rev. IEPOKECAPWN EΠI KAΠITWNOC Artemis standing right, holding bow, with stag behind. BMC 22. GRPC Lydia,72. RPC 2388. SNG von Aulock 2959. Dark green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 461
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Pseudo-autonmous issue, 2nd century. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.30 g, 1 h). ΠEPCI-KH Draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over shoulder. Rev. IEPOKAIC-APEΩN Stag standing left. BMC 5. GRPC Lydia, 25. RPC 1582. Attractive olive-green patina with earthen highlights. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 462
LYDIA. Maeonia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd century. (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.87 g, 12 h). Bare head of Herakles to left. Rev. Incuse of the obverse. Cf. RPC IV Online temp. 1325. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 222-3. Dark green patina. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 463
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.35 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Epikrates. [ΓΑΙΟΣ] ΚΑΙ[ΣΑ]Ρ Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛ/ΦEΩ[Ν EΠI]KPATHΣ Jugate laureate busts of the Dioskouroi to right. GRPC Lydia, 160. RPC 3022. Brown surfaces. Uneven strike and some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Ex Superior 1977
Lot 464
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Domitia, wife of Domitian, 82-96. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.75 g, 12 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing an elaborate diadem and with her hair bound in a queue falling down behind. Rev. ΦΙΛΑ/ΔEΛ/ΦEΩ/Ν in four lines within laurel wreath. BMC 63. GRPC Lydia, 231. RPC II 1340. SNG Copenhagen 378. Natural earthen highlights. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 465
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Domitia, wife of Domitian, 82-96. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.20 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Lagetas. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing an elaborate diadem and with her hair bound in a queue falling down behind. Rev. EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕ ΦΙΛΑΔEΛΦE-ΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem. BMC 64-5. GRPC Lydia, 229 (same dies). RPC II 1336. SNG Copenhagen 379. Green patina. A bit rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A coin with hidden features
Lot 466
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 1st-2nd centuries. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.35 g, 6 h). Youthful head of Herakles to right, lion's skin tied at neck. Rev. ΦΙΛΑΔ-ΕΛΦΕΩΝ Grape bunch on vine with leaves, the berries showing the facial features of Dionysos. Cf. BMC 36 (without facing bust). GRPC Lydia, - but cf. 82. Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. RPC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Unpublished with the head in the grapes. Green patina with earthen deposits. Only the second example known, with the other -still unpublished- in the possession of a distinguished American collector. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 467
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.47 g, 6 h). ΦΛ ΦΙΛΑΔ-ΕΛΦΕΩΝ Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. ΝΕΩΚ-ΟΡΩΝ Nike advancing right, holding open taenia in both hands. BMC 37. GRPC Lydia, 135. SNG Copenhagen 366-7. SNG Munich 408. Sandy-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 468
LYDIA. Sala. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.61 g, 1 h). Laureate head of bearded Herakles to right. Rev. CAΛΗ-ΝΩN Grape bunch on vine. BMC 24. GRPC Lydia, 35. Lindgren & Kovacs 798. SNG Copenhagen 433-4. Dark green patina. Earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
LYDIA. Sardis. Germanicus and Drusus, Died 19 and 23, respectively. (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.92 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Alexander, son of Kleon, high priest of the Koinon of Asia. ΔΡΟΥΣΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΣ ΝΕΟΙ ΘΕΟΙ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΙ Germanicus and Drusus seated left on curule chairs, one of whom holds lituus in his right hand. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΚΛΕΩΝΟΣ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΟΥ / KOINOY / AΣIAΣ in two lines within wreath. BMC 104-5. GRPC Lydia, 359-360. RPC 2994. SNG Copenhagen 517. SNG von Aulock 3143. Green patina. Earthen deposits, light cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 470
LYDIA. Sardis. Tiberius. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 15.12 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul Gaius Asinius Pollio, 28-29?. ΔΡΟΥΣΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΣ ΝΕΟΙ ΘΕΟΙ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦ ΟΙ Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated to left, on curule chairs, one holding out lituus. Rev. ΓΑΙΩ ΑΣΙΝΝΙΩ ΠΟΛΛΙΩΝΙ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ, ΚΟΙΝΟΥ ΑΣΙΑΣ Wreath. RPC 2995. BMC Sardis 106, Cop 518. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Damnatio Memoriae
Lot 471
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Vespasian, 69-79. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 2.48 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Ti. Cl. Phileinos. EΠI TI KΛAY ΦIΛEINOY CTΡA Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap; crescent on his shoulders. Rev. CAΡ/ΔIA/NΩN in three lines within laurel wreath tied below. RPC II 1307. SNG Leypold 1192. Overstruck on a coin of the same city struck possibly under Nero. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Trajan with a portrait of Domitian
Lot 472
LYDIA. Daldis - Flaviopolis. Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.63 g, 12 h). TPAΙΑΝΟ-C ΚΑΙCΑΡ CE Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔAΛΔIANΩN Zeus standing facing, head left, holding eagle in his right hand, scepter in his left. GRPC Lydia, 27 (same dies). RPC II 1327A = RPC III 2414. SNG Munich 101. Very rare and clear example with a fine green patina overlaid with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 473
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Nerva, 96-98. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 8.43 g, 12 h). IEPA CYN-ΚΛHTOC Draped bust of the Roman Senate to right. Rev. CAPΔI-ANΩN Demeter standing facing, head left, holding two grain ears and poppy in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 73-4. GRPC Lydia, 267. RPC III 2391. SNG Munich 491. Apple green patina. Light deposits, adjustment marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 474
LYDIA. Thyateira. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.57 g, 12 h), c. 55-60. NEΡΩN KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CEBA Draped bust of Nero to right, with slight beard. Rev. ΘYAT-EIPH / NΩ-N Labrys. BMC 62. GRPC Lydia, 139, (same obverse die) and 140 (same dies). RPC I 2382. SNG Copenhagen 597. A well struck and pleasing example with an expressive portrait. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 475
LYDIA. Tripolis. Tiberius, with Livia, 14-37. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.68 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Menander, son of Metrodoros, philocaesar for the fourth time. ΣΕΒΑΣΤ][ΟΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ...ΤΤΙΝ ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙ Laureate head of Tiberius and draped bust of Livia, jugate, to left. Rev. ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΔΩΡΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΚ[ΑΙΣΑΡ]/ ΤΟ Δ Radiate head of Helios to right. GRPC Lydia, 89. RPC I 3054. SNG Copenhagen 744. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unique tetrassarion from Acmoneia
Lot 476
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 10.46 g, 6 h). AYT K M AY[P] AΛ[E]ΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. AKMΟΝΕΩ-Ν The emperor on horseback charging to right, about to strike two enemies before him; below, prostrate enemy lifting his right hand to protect his head; above, eagle flying to right. Cf. RPC VI Online temp. 5590 = Winterthur 4024 (different denomination) otherwise seemingly unpublished. Earthen green patina. Some earthen highlights on both sides, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 477
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Germanicus and Agrippina Senior, Died 19 and 33, respectively. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.25 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Lollios Klassikos, during the reign of Caligula, 37-41. ΓEPMANIKOC EΠI KΛACCIKOV Radiate head of Germanicus to right. Rev. AΓPIΠΠINA AIZANITΩN Draped bust of Agrippina Senior to right. BMC 68. RPC I 3083. Earthen green patina. Scattered porosity and marks. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 478
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Agrippina Junior, 50-59. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.90 g, 12 h). ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ / CEΒΑCΤΗΝ Draped bust of Agrippina right. Rev. ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ Draped bust of Persephone right; grain ears to right. RPC I 3102. SNG Copenhagen 91-2. Dark green patina. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 479
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kallippos, son of Alexandros. ΣEBACTOC Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus before. Rev. ΚΑΛΛΙΠ-ΠΟϹ ΑΜΟΡΙΑΝΩΝ Eagle standing right on uncertain object, with caduceus over his shoulder. BMC 22. RPC 3231. SNG von Aulock 3397 and 8322. Green patina. Light earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 480
PHRYGIA. Ancyra. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.99 g, 1 h). Poppy between two grain ears. Rev. Anchor entwined by serpent. Lindgren I A 884B. RPC online -. Earthen green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 481
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.38 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Attalos, so of Diotrephos. ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΑΤΤΑΛΟΣ ΔΙΟΤΡΕΦΟΥ Two grain ears above a maeander pattern. BMC 137. RPC 3125. SNG Copenhagen 204. SNG von Aulock 3483. Green patina. Minor porosity and striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 482
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.63 g, 7 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕ/ΩΝ ΜΑΡCΥ/ΑC Marsyas advancing to right, playing a double flute. BMC 152-4. RPC 2585. Green patina. Nice portrait and good strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 483
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.56 g, 7 h). AΠA-MEIA Turreted and draped bust of the city-goddess to right. Rev. [CΩT]EI-PA Hekate Triformis: the left and right figures hold torches in each hand; the figure in the middle holding a patera in her right hand. BMC 110-3. SNG Munich 131. SNG von Aulock 3475. Dark earthen-green patina. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished and an artistic reverse die
Lot 484
PHRYGIA. Dionysopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 7.93 g, 6 h). ΔΗΜΟC Laureate bust of Demos to right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. ΔΙΟΝΥC-ΟΠ-ΟΛEIΤΩ/Ν Zeus on horseback right, holding double-headed axe in his right hand over his right shoulder, his left resting on horse's rump. BMC -. Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. RPC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Seemingly unpublished. Reverse of paricularly fine style. Green patina with light earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 485
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Valerius Smertorix. ΣΕΒΑΣ-ΤΟΣ Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. OYA/ΛEΡIOΣ / ZMEΡT/OΡIX / EΥ/MENE/ΩN in seven lines within laurel wreath. BMC 5. RPC 3144. Green patina. Light cleaning marks on obverse, encrustation on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 486
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.24 g, 12 h), Bassa, daughter of Kleon, archiereia (=high priestess), struck under Nero, 54-55. AΓΡΙΠΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΣΑ ΚΛΕΩΝΟΣ ΑΡΧΙΕΡΗΑ ΕVΜΕΝΕΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum. BMC 44. RPC 3151. Dark green-black patina. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 487
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.65 g, 12 h). EYM-ENEIA Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. EYME-NEΩN Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left. BMC 29. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 388 (reverse legend). Olive patina under earthen overtones. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 488
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 2.64 g, 7 h). EYM-ENEIA Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. EYME-NEΩN Hero standing facing, head left, sacrificing out of patera held in right hand over lighted altar to left, and holding bipennis in left. Imhoof-Blumer, KM p. 229, 4. SNG Copenhagen -. Dark green patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 489
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.23 g, 7 h). AV K CEΠ CEYH Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. ΑΔΡI APX ΠOIEI Tyche standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Cf. BMC 1. SNG Copenhagen -. Same dies as Gitbud & Naumann 37, 1 November 2015, 527. Well struck and entered, and with a highly imaginative portrait of Septimius Severus! Attractive dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 490
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.01 g, 6 h). Π CΕΠ ΓΕΤΑC Κ Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ-Π-ΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Dionysos standing facing, head to left, holding kantharos with his right hand and long filleted thyrsos in his left; at his feet to left, panther to left. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Seemingly unpublished. Dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished Hemiassarion from Hadrianopolis-Sebaste
Lot 491
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Geta, 198-209. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.61 g, 5 h). Λ CE ΓETAC Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝ Eagle standing facing, head right. Of highest rarity. Apparently unpublised and unique. Well centered and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 492
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Time of Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 10.26 g, 7 h). ΛΑΙΡ-ΒΗΝΟϹ Radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos to right. Rev. ΙEΡΑΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ Hygieia seated left, feeding serpent from patera he in right hand, left arm on round cushion; to right, Telesphorus standing facing. BMC 57-8. RPC VI.2 Online temp. 9993. SNG Copenhagen 435. An attractive coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 493
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.85 g, 1 h). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΙΕΡΑΠΟ-ΛΕΙΤΩΝ Nemesis standing facing, head to left, drawing drapery from her shoulder with right hand and holding bridle in left. BMC 13. RPC III 2358H. SNG Copenhagen 418. SNG von Aulock 3620. Dark green patina. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 494
PHRYGIA. Hyrgaleis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing kalathos. Rev. YPΓΑΛ-ΛΕΩΝ Isis standing facing, crescent on shoulders, head left, holding sistrum in right hand, situla in left. BMC 6. SNG Copenhagen 482. Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 335-8. Green patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 495
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 5.88 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Kor. Aineias. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΚΟΡ ΑΙΝΕΙΑΣ ΛΑΟΔ-ΙΚΕΩΝ Zeus Laodiceus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and staff with his left. BMC 173. RPC 2926. SNG Copenhagen 563. Black-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 496
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.02 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Po. Ailios Dionysios Sabinianos, c. 139-147. ΛΑΟΔΙΚEΩΝ Draped bust of youthful Dionysus to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΙΛ ΔΙΟΝYCΙΟC Ivy wreathed mask of Silenus to right, set upon cista mystica entwined by serpent; to left, pedum over which hangs pair of cymbals. BMC 96. RPC IV.2 Online temp. 2114. SNG Copenhagen 532. Interesting type. Edge flaw, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unique and unpublished
Lot 497
PHRYGIA. Midaeum. Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.48 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Radiate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΜΙΔ-ΑΕΩΝ Apollo standing facing, head right, holding laurel branch in right hand, kithara in left. Extremely rare and possibly unique. Unpublished. Dark green patina. Minor roughness and light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare assarion from Palaeobeudos
Lot 498
PHRYGIA. Palaeobeudos. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.93 g, 12 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ [ΤΡΑ] ΑΔΡΙΑΝ[ΟC] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΠΑΛΑΙΟ-ΒΕΥΔΗΝΩΝ Mên standing facing, head to left, wearing short chiton and cloak, with crescent behind shoulders, holding pine-cone in his right hand, resting with left on spear. BMC 2. RPC 2621. Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 851-3. Brown and tan patina; portrait of fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 499
PHRYGIA. Peltae. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.24 g, 6 h). ΜΑΚ-EΔ Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠE-ΛΤΗ-ΝΩ-Ν Stag standing right. BMC 16. RPC IV.2 Online temp. 2148. SNG Copenhagen 638. Leypold II 1705. SNG Munich 427. SNG Turkey 7.1, 462. SNG von Aulock 3911 and 8433. Waddington 6377, pl. XVII, 26. Dark greenish-brown patina with light earthen deposits. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 500
PHRYGIA. Sebaste. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 2 h). ΑΥΤΟ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΥΙΟΣ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΝΩΝ ΤΕΚΤΟΣΑΓΩΝ Bundle of three grain ears. BMC 2. RPC III 1623. SNG von Aulock 6134. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 501
PHRYGIA. Prymnessus. Nero, 54-68. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 4.85 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Ti Ioulios Proklos. NEPΩNA KAIΣAPA ΠPYMNHΣΣEIΣ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΤΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ ΠΡΟΚΛΟΥ Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and two grain ears. RPC I 3207. SNG von Aulock 2308. Von Aulock, Phrygiens II 1022-31. Dark green patina. Flan crack, light porosity, scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 502
PHRYGIA. Sebaste. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.74 g, 7 h). Draped bust of Dionysos to right, wreathed with ivy and fruits; before, thyrsos. Rev. CEBACT-HNΩN Athena standing facing, head left, resting right hand on grounded shield, holding spear in left. BMC 6. RPC 2600. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Dark green patina; unusually fine details for type. Minor roughness and flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 503
PHRYGIA. Tiberiopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Time of Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.00 g, 12 h). IEPA CYN-KΛHTOC draped bust of the Senate right. Rev. TI[BE]PIOΠO-ΛEITΩN Apollo standing facing, head left, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left. RPC III 2512. SNG von Aulock 4023 = Von Aulock, Phrygiens II 1166 (same obverse die). Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 504
PHRYGIA. Trajanopolis. Time of Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 15 mm, 0.86 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Herakles to right, lion's skin tied at neck. Rev. ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΠ-ΟΛΙΤΩΝ Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. BMC 14. RPC 2480. SNG Tübingen 4206. SNG von Aulock 8458. Weber 7202. Green patina. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 505
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Antonine Period, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.58 g, 6 h). ANTIOCHA (sic) Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap, with a crescent on his shoulders. Rev. COL ANTIO-H (sic) Rooster striding to right. Krzyżanowska -. RPC IV Online temp. 10677. SNG BN -. Olive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 506
PISIDIA. Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 32 mm, 24.32 g, 11 h). IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANTIOCH CO-L CAES / S R Emperor, as founder, togate, plowing with two yoked oxen to right. Krzyzanowska dies XXVII/46. SNG BN -. Earthen-green patina. Corrosion on drapery. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 507
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Claudius II, 268-270. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.48 g, 7 h). (IMP) CAES CLAVDIV Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II to right. Rev. ANTIOCHI COLON Vexillum between two signa. SNG BN 1336. Dark green patina. Flan cracks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A unique opportunity
Lot 508
PISIDIA. Malus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 1st century. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.38 g, 8 h). Laureate male head (Herakles?) to right. Rev. ΜΑΛΗ/ΝωΝ Club to right. Imhoof-Blumer, Kl.M. p. 385, 1. RPC Von Aulock, Pisidiens I 1056-1058 (same dies). Extremely rare and virtually unattainable - Von Aulock records just three examples, all of which are in museum collections Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 509
PISIDIA. Pappa Tiberia. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.69 g, 6 h). AYΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤUΝΙΝOϹ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΤΙΒEΡΙE[ΩΝ Π]ΑΠΠΗΝΩΝ Mên standing right, resting right foot on bucranium, crescent at his shoulders, holding long scepter in right hand and pine-cone left. Well struck for the issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 510
PISIDIA. Termessus Major. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.45 g, 12 h). T-EPMH-C-CEΩN Bare-headed and draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus at shoulder. Rev. TΩN [M]EI-ZONΩN Athena standing left, holding branch in right hand, spear in left; shield to right. SNG BN 2176. SNG von Aulock 5350. Tannish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 511
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.23 g, 1 h). IM LI P LIC GALLIENVS P F A Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ICONI-EN COLO / S-R Herakles standing facing, head left, resting right hand on grounded club and holding lion's skin. SNG BN 2302-3. SNG Copenhagen 8. SNG von Aulock 5395. Von Aulock, Lykaoniens 405. An attractive coin; dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 512
CILICIA. Aegeae. Diadumenian, Caesar, 217-218. (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.33 g, 12 h), year ΔΞC = 264 = 217/8. M OΠE ANTΩNEINOC KECAP Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. MAKPEINOV Π M EYΓ Π Θ AIΓEΩN ΔΞC Goat standing right, with torches attached to its horns; to right, branch. SNG Paris 2353 (this obverse die). Slightly rough and with some deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 513
CILICIA. Flaviopolis-Flavias. Domitian, 81-96. Diassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 14.18 g, 12 h), regnal year ZI (17) = 89-90. ΔΟΜEΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Domitian to right; helmeted and draped bust of Athena within square countermark punched on the right field. Rev. ΦΛΑYΙΟ-ΠΟΛEΙ-ΤΩΝ EΤΟYC ZΙ Draped busts of the Dioskouroi facing one another, wearing laureate piloi surmounted by star. BMC 1. RPC II 1757. SNG BN 2171-2. SNG Levante 1529. SNG von Aulock 5556. For c/m: Howgego 190. A fine example, well centred with clear portraits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 514
CILICIA. Hierapolis-Castabala. Commodus, 180-192. (Bronze, 33 mm, 16.58 g, 5 h). Ι-EΡΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ ΚΑCΤΑΒΑΛEΩΝ Draped bust of youthful Dionysus, wearing ivy wreath, holding thyrsus over his far shoulder; bunch of grapes to right. Rev. ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΚOΜOΔΟC EYΤ-YΧ Commodus in military dress standing facing, head to left, holding Nike and long scepter. RPC IV online 6184. SNG von Aulock 5575. With a fine green patina; particularly rare, especially without the usual countermarks. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 515
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.37 g, 12 h), year BM (42) = 92-93. AYTOKPATΩP KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IPHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETΟ BM Hygieia standing facing, head turned to right, holding branch and a patera from which she feeds a serpent; star on the upper left field. RPC 1764. SNG France 2248. SNG Levante 1600. A handsome portrait of Domitian. Bold and attractive with natural encrustations. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 516
CILICIA. Mopsouestia-Mopsos. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 30 mm, 11.02 g, 12 h), year 113 (ΓΙΡ) = 45/6. Laureate head of Zeus to right; before, eagle standing right, head left. Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙ[ΟC] ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΜΟΨΕΑ/ΤΩΝ ΓΙΡ Claudius, togate, standing left, holding Nike in outstretched right hand; in lower right field, two monograms. BMC 10. RPC I 4054. SNG Levante 1322. Rare - only eight specimens noted in the RPC, and this is comparable to the finest of those.. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 517
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. (Bronze, 30 mm, 14.65 g, 6 h). ΑΥ [Κ Γ]ΑΙ ΟΥΑ[Ι ΤΡΕΒΟ ΓΑΛΛΟC] Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. CΕΛΕΥ[ΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΤΩ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔNΩ] Confronted, draped busts of Apollo, laureate, and Artemis-Fortuna, wearing kalathos; palm frond between, cornucopia to right. RPC IX Online 1318. SNG BN 1050. SNG Aulock 5848-9. Green and tan patina. Tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 518
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.15 g, 1 h). ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. Rev: MHTΡΟΠΟΛEΩC ANKVΡ / ACKΛH/ΠEIA CΩ/T(HΡ)EIA / ICOΠY/ΘIA Temple with inscription. Arslan B86. BMC 28. SNG BN 2514. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 519
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198-217. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h). ANTΩ-ΝΙΝΟC Α(ΥΓ) Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. M-H-T-P / ANKYP/AC Aquila between two legionary standards. Cf. Arslan B 83. Cf. SNG von Aulock 6178. Nicely centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 520
GALATIA. Pessinus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.18 g, 7 h). ΑΥ ΚΑ ΑΔΡ ΑΝ-ΤΩ EΥСE Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΓAΛ TO Π-ECCIN The river-god Gallos reclining left, holding reed in his right hand and leaning left on urn from which water flows. BMC 9. Devreker 27-28. RPC IV.3 Online temp. 5695. SNG BN 2579. SNG von Aulock 6211. Attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 521
GALATIA. Pessinus. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.34 g, 2 h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠЄCCINOYNTIΩN Demeter standing facing, head turned to left, holding two grain-ears and long scepter. SNG France 2617 cor. (same dies). Same dies as Obolos 11, 452. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Best example known
Lot 522
GALATIA. Koinon of Galatia. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.75 g, 1 h), Tavium (?); struck under the magistrate T. Helvius Basila, c. 14-15 or 35-37 (?). TIBEPIOC KAICAP Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΒΑCΙΛΑ ΠΡECEΥΤΟΥ Laureate head of Zeus to right. RPC 3551, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare - the third known and arguably finest example.Green patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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