nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
An Extremely Fine Gold Tribute Penny of Fine Style
Lot 290
Tiberius, 14-37. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.76 g, 8 h), Lugdunum, late 20s-early 30s. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?) seated right on a throne with decorated legs, holding a reversed spear and a branch. BMC 46. BN 23. Calicó 305a. Cohen 15. RIC 29. A remarkably fine, very well-struck piece, with an idealistic portrait of the emperor. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 292
Claudius, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.77 g, 9 h), Rome, 43-44. TI CLAVD• CAESAR AVG P M TR• P• III• Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. PACI AVGVSTAE Pax-Nemesis standing to right, raising fold of her drapery up to her chin with her right hand, and, in her left, a winged caduceus, pointing downwards; at her feet to right, serpent coiling to right. BMC p. 167 note †. BN 38. Cohen 53. RIC 22. von Kaenel Type 19, 359 ff. (die pair unlisted). Lightly toned and with a particularly attractive portrait. Struck on a slightly tight flan, and with some very slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 293
Nero, AD 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 25.81 g, 6 h), Rome, 65. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right, with aegis at the front of his neck. Rev. S - C / ROMA Roma, helmeted and wearing robes, seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in her right hand and resting her left on a parazonium; behind, shields. BMC 168. Cohen 276. RIC 279. WCN 146. Attractive dark green patina. Minor marks and some remains of encrustations, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 297
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.33 g, 7 h), Rome, circa July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG Bare head of Galba to right. Rev. SPQR / OB / C S within oak wreath. BMC 34 (there incorrectly termed laureate). BN 76. Cohen -. RIC 167. Rare. Beautifully toned and with a powerful portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 298
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.78 g, 6 h), struck under Titus, possibly in debased silver (see below), Rome, 80-81. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS Garlanded and flaming altar, decorated with wreath. BMC (Titus) 92. BN (Titus) 76. Cohen 215. RIC² (Titus) 266. Sharp, toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 301
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 14.11 g, 6 h), struck to commemorate Trajan's victories in Dacia, Rome, 103-107. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Radiate bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C Military trophy composed of a helmet, armor, shields and weaponry mounted on a palm trunk; at base, two shields. BMC 908. Cohen 573. RIC 586. Woytek 196a. Beautifully centered, well-struck and with a fine, very dark green patina. Very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 302
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 29.35 g, 6 h), Rome, 107-108. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. CONGIARIVM TERTIVM / S C On the left, on slightly lower platform, secretary seated left on a chair in front of a signifer, standing left and raising a tessera in his right hand, both welcoming a citizen climbing right on a ladder leading up to the platform; behind both officials on the lower platform, tripod; on the right, on a slightly higher platform, Trajan, togate, seated left on a curule chair, extending his right hand to offer the citizen alms. Banti 37. BMC 769. RIC 469. Woytek 312bD. Rare. With an unusually interesting reverse scene, a very fine portrait of Trajan, and a dark green-brown patina. Some minor marks and scrapes, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 303
Hadrian, 117-138. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 14.84 g, 6 h), Rome, 118. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Radiate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery over far shoulder. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II/ ADVENTVS AVG SC Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear, clasping right hands with Hadrian, laureate and togate, standing left and holding volumen in his left hand. BMC 1138. Cohen 92. RIC 554. With a fine early portrait and a very attractive deep green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 304
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36 mm, 29.96 g, 6 h), Rome, 121. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HA-DRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with bare shoulders and an aegis. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S - C Draped figure of Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. Banti 611 = BMC 1153 note = Vienna Rö 9770. Cohen 1192 var. (laureate only). Hill 198. RIC 563b var. (drapery only). Strack 530. Extremely rare, apparently only the second, and finer, example known). A wonderful coin with a superb portrait and a magnificent apple-green patina. Two flan cracks and an ancient edge bump, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 26000 CHF
Lot 305
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 5 h), Rome, 121-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Eagle, with spread wings, standing right, his head turned to left. Rev. P M TR P COS III / S C Winged thunderbolt. BMC 1279. Cohen 1167. RIC 625. An attractive example with a lovely dark black-green patina. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 325 CHF
Lot 306
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 128. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing an elaborate stephane, and with her hair, ornamented with pearls, piled on top of her head. Rev. Concordia seated left, on throne with elaborate back, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on the head of a statuette of Spes at the side of the throne. BMC 928. Cohen 94. RIC 414. Very attractively toned and of great beauty, an outstanding example. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 308
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.20 g, 7 h), Rome, 153-154. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Antoninus Pius standing left, holding globe. BMC 812. Calicó 1526a (note that Calicó 1520 and 1526a are illustrated by the same coin - before and after cleaning!). Cohen -. RIC 233a. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 310
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 25.67 g, 12 h), Rome, summer-December 166. M AVREL ANTONINVS - AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right (but with the features of Lucius Verus?). Rev. TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III / S - C Victory standing right, inscribing VIC / PAR, on round shield propped on palm tree. Banti 431. BMC 1289. Cohen 807. RIC 931. A splendid piece with a very attractive apple-green patina. Very rare, indeed, with what seems to be a portrait of Verus combined with a legend for Marcus! See the note below. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 311
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 23.02 g, 12 h), Rome, 171-172. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VI COS III / S C /[VIR]TVS AVG Marcus Aurelius in military dress, advancing left across a pontoon bridge over a river, followed by five soldiers, including one riding a horse. Banti 500. BMC 1427. Cohen 1000. RIC 1047. Extremely rare. With a remarkably detailed reverse type, of a type usually found on medallions, and a dark green patina. Corrosion pitting on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 312
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 29.14 g, 12 h), Rome, 172-173. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. VICT / GERMA / IMP.VI / COS III / S C within laurel wreath. Banti 498. BMC 1455. Cohen 995. RIC 1090. A bold coin with a fine dark greenish brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 313
Divus Marcus Aurelius, died 180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31.5 mm, 27.42 g, 5 h), consecration issue, struck under Commodus, Rome, 180. DIVVS M ANT-ONINVS PIVS Bare head of the deified Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO / S C Marcus Aurelius, holding Victory, seated right on a throne, itself set within a shrine carried by a cart drawn right by a quadriga of elephants, each with a driver. Banti 52. BMC 397. MIR 18, 488-6/10. RIC 661. Clear and attractive with a greenish-brown patina. Skillfully cleaned and with some smoothing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 314
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.17 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 147-150. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to left, with her hair fastened by strings of pearls in a bun at back of her head. Rev. CONCORDIA Dove standing to right. Biaggi 922. BMC 1090. Calicó 2044d (same dies). RIC (Antoninus Pius) 503b-3. Strack 507. A well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 319
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 6.36 g, 12 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P / LIB AVG II Elagabalus togate, seated left on a platform, holding scepter in his left hand and extending his right arm to left; standing left before him on the platform, Libertas holding abacus and cornucopia; below left, togate citizen moving to right, up the steps to the platform. Biaggi 1286 var. BMC -, but cf. p. 546 top and pl. 87, 3 (same reverse die). Cohen -. Calicó 3000 (same dies). RIC 9c. Extremely rare, clear, well-struck and well-centered with an interesting reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 320
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.92 g, 6 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. Sharp, attractive and bright. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 321
Maximinus I, 235-238. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 25 mm, 13.98 g, 12 h), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right, seen from behind. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG / S - C Providentia standing facing, her head to left, holding wand in her outstretched right hand over a globe at her feet and a cornucopiae with her left. BMC 93. Cohen 82. RIC 62. An attractive, sharply struck example with a green-brown patina and an unusually fine portrait. Striking crack beginning at 8h at the obverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 323
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Rome, 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 9. RIC 27b. Attractive, well-struck, lustrous and with an unusually individual-looking portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 324
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.61 g, 5 h), Rome, mid-late 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right, seen from behind. Rev. VBERITAS AVG Uberitas standing front, head to left, holding purse in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Calicó 3299. Cohen 104. RIC 28. Well centered and clear. Striking crack and possible traces of cleaning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3100 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 325
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Double Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 19.72 g, 6 h), Cologne, 261. IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right, with a carefully trimmed beard. Rev. VIRTV - S AVG Cuirassed bust of Virtus to left, with a carefully trimmed beard, features similar to those of Postumus himself, and a crested helmet with its bowl ornamented with tendrils, holding short spear over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left. Bastien, Bustes, pl. 110, 2 = Bastien, Postume, 106 (but struck from dies differing from the present piece) = Cohen 436. RIC 183 (cited from Cohen 436). Thys (Jacquier 42, 2016) -. Cf. the double sestertius that appeared as lot 193 in Numismatica Genevensis SA 6, 2010 (as Bastien 107). Of great rarity, apparently only the second known example of this type. Bearing portraits of Postumus of exceptionally fine quality, surely engraved by a die cutter who also worked the emperor's gold coinage. Some minor pitting, smoothing in the fields and around the letters of the legend, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 326
Macrianus, usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.47 g, 12 h), Samosata, 1st emission. IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Macrianus to right, slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. SOL INVICTO Sol, radiate and with cloak over his shoulders, standing left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. MIR 174b. RIC 12 (Antioch). An unusually nice example with a glossy, dark patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 327
Zenobia, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Antioch, March-May 272. S ZENOBIA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Zenobia to right, on lunar crescent. Rev. IVNO REGINA / ✶ / H Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock standing left, head turned back to right. MIR 360. RIC 2. RIC temp. 3129 (9 examples cited). Very rare. Dark patina with uncleaned encrustations, but clear and surprisingly attractive. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 328
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.12 g, 12 h), Mediolanum, 3rd emission, mid - end 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 424 (same dies). Calicó 4048. Estiot 60. Göbl 127qO (2, Rome). RIC 182, RIC temp. 1484. With slightly rough surfaces and a slight trace of a bend, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 329
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 4.04 g, 6 h), Ticinum, 280. VIRTVS PROBI AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand and shield. Rev. CONCORD MILIT / E / ✳︎ / PXXI Concordia standing front, her head turned to left, holding two standards. Cohen 126. RIC 481. Well-struck, sharp and fully silvered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 330
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Bronze, but silvered, 22 mm, 3.81 g, 7 h), Rome, 1st officina, 281. PROBVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. VICTORIA GERM / R(thunderbolt)A Trophy of arms with two bound captives sitting on the ground. Cohen 766. RIC 223. Fully silvered and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 331
Carinus, 283-285. Antoninianus (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.83 g, 6 h), 6th emission, Rome, 3rd officina, 285. IMP CARINVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. AETERNIT AVG / K(crescent with points upwards)AΓ Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and lifting the hem of her robe. Pink VI/2, p. 39. RIC V 244. Sharp and with traces of silvering. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 332
Diocletian, 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.57 g), Rome, 295-297. DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / B The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod in front of the gate of a six-turreted camp. RIC 40a. A splendid, lustrous, well-struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 333
Constantius I, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 12 h), Siscia, 294-295. CONSTANTI - VS CAESAR Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. VICTORIA SARMAT The four Tetrarchs sacrificing before the gate of a camp with six turrets. Jel. 10a. RIC 35a. Attractive, lightly toned and well-centered. Reverse struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 334
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.49 g, 11 h), Cyzicus (?), c. 293. MAXIMIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Maximianus Herculeus to right. Rev. VIRTVTI HERCVLIS Hercules, nude but for his diadem, standing right, leaning with his left hand on his club, entwined with his lion skin and set on a rock at his feet to right. Apparently unpublished, Calicó -, Depeyrot -, RIC -; but see NAC 105, 2018, 111 (ex NAC 31, 2005, 132 and HJB BorB 109, 1999, 15a) for the unique corresponding issue of Constantius Chlorus Caesar, struck from the same reverse die. Of the highest rarity, probably unique. A coin of great interest. Probably once mounted, but very carefully repaired, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 335
Maxentius, as Princeps and Caesar, 306-307. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 5.49 g, 12 h), Rome, early - March 307. MAXENTIVS - PRINC INVICT Laureate head of Maxentius to right. Rev. CONSERVAT - O - R VRBIS SVAE / P R Roma, draped and helmeted, seated on round shield to left, holding Victory on globe in her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. Depeyrot 14/3. Drost 15b/2 (this coin). Drost/Gautier 113 (this coin). RIC 143/144 . Extremely rare. Well-struck and clear. Typical slightly matte surfaces, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38400 CHF
Estimate: 48000 CHF
Lot 336
Galerius , as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 19 mm, 2.59 g, 5 h), very possibly a contemporary imitation, Trier (?), 295-297 (or slightly later). MAXIMI - ANVS C Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. VIRTVS - MILITVM / C The four Tetrarchs sacrificing before the gate of an enclosure with six turrets. Apparently unpublished, RIC -. An enigmatic and extraordinary piece! Well-struck, clear and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 337
Galerius, 305-311. Argenteus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.41 g, 12 h), Serdica, 305. MAXIMIA - NVS AVG Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / •SM•SDB• Open camp gate with three turrets and no doors. RIC 11b. Rare. Fresh, sharp and lustrous. Very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 338
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.09 g, 12 h), Nicomedia, 321-322. DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius II facing. Rev. IOVI CONSER – VATORI CAES / SMNΓ Jupiter, draped from the waist, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and a scepter in his left, seated facing on a throne set on a platform inscribed SIC·V· / SIC·X·; in field to left, eagle to left, his head turned back to right, and holding a wreath in his beak. Alföldi 253. Calicó 5151a. Cohen 28. Depeyrot 31/2. RIC 42. Rare. Traces of repairs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 339
Constantius II, 337-361. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.38 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 337-340. D N CONSTA NTIVS AVG Laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right. Rev. VICTORIA CONSTANTI AVG / CONS Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT / XV on shield held by winged genius to right, standing left. Cohen 254. Depeyrot 1/8. RIC VIII 9. Extremely rare. A beautiful coin, perfectly struck and extremely sharp. Tiny scratch in the obverse field, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 340
Constantius II, 337-361. Siliqua (Silver, 20 mm, 2.99 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 340-351. Laureate and rosette diademed head of Constantius to right, with upraised eye. Rev. FELICITAS REIPVBLICE / SMN Laurel wreath, tied at the bottom and closed with a gem at the top, enclosing VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX. RIC 38. Very rare. Clear and lightly toned. Flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 341
Valens, 364-378. (Gold, 30 mm, 8.93 g, 12 h), Aquileia, 364-367. D N VALEN - S P F AVG Laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. GLORIA - R - OMANORVM / SMAQ On the left, helmeted and draped figure of Roma seated facing, holding Victory on globe in her right hand and long spear in her left; on the right, turreted and draped figure of Constantinopolis seated to left, holding Victory on globe in her right hand, long scepter in her left, and with her right foot on the prow of a galley; both sitting on a double throne. Cohen -. Depeyrot -. Gnecchi -. RIC -. Tkalec 24 October 2003, 435 (same dies). Of the greatest rarity, only the second example known. An extraordinary and important coin of great power. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 132000 CHF
Estimate: 150000 CHF
Lot 342
Gratian, 367-383. Siliqua (Silver, 19 mm, 2.29 g, 7 h), Siscia, 375-378. DN GRATIA-NVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VOT/XV/MVLT/XX within laurel wreath closed with a medallion bearing * at the top; below wreath, SISCPS. RIC 19b, 2. Sharply struck, bright and attractive. Surfaces very slightly rough, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 343
Theodosius II, 402-450. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 408-420. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 70/1. RIC X, 213 & 249. A splendid, lustrous and sharp example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 344
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 420-422423-424. 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 Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in upper field to left, star. Depeyrot 75/1. RIC 225. Well struck and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
A particularly beautiful Solidus of Theodosius II from Thessalonica
Lot 345
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.29 g, 5 h), Thessalonica, 424/5-430. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy over his left. Rev. GLOR ORVIS TERRAR / TESOB Theodosius standing facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 51/1. RIC 365. A particularly beautiful example, extremely sharp and well centered. Curiously light, but with no signs of clipping or damages, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 346
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g), Constantinople, 425. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. SALVS REI - PVB - LICAE / CONOB Two emperors seated facing on thrones, the larger on the left Theodosius II and the smaller on the right Valentinian III, both wearing consular robes and holding a mappa in their right hands and a cross in their left. RIC 234. Clear, well-struck and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 347
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 425-429. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE S / CONOB Two nimbate emperors seated facing double throne, the larger on the left Theodosius II and the smaller on the right Valentinian III, both wearing consular robes and holding a mappa in their right hands and a cross in their left. RIC 237. An attractive and clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 348
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 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; to right, star. Rev. VIRT EX - ERC ROM S / CONOB Helmeted and armored soldier 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. RIC 284. A splendid, sharp example. Minor marks in the die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 349
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22.5 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 441-450. D N THEODOSIVS 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. IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P / CONOB Constantinopolis enthroned left, with left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and scepter; behind throne, shield; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 84/1. RIC X, 321. An impressive coin, well struck, with clear fields and areas of original mint luster. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 350
Basiliscus, 475-476. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, early-mid 475. D N bASILIS-CUS P P AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Basiliscus facing, his head turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield ornamented with rider over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 101/1. MIRB 1a. RIC 1001. Vagi 3825. Rare. Clear and attractive. Graffito in the form of a cross on the obverse, and some very slight flatness and traces of overstriking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 351
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople. 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. VICTORIA AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Sharp and attractive. Very slightly wavy flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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