obolos 18
21 February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 529
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.68 g, 12 h), ephesus, 25-20 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGV - STVS Sheaf of six ears of grain tied together. RIC 481. RPC 2214. RSC 32b. Sutherland Group VIb. A few light scratches and minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 530
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold), Lugdunum, 11-10 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP - XII Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding lyre in his left hand and plectrum in his right; below, ACT. BMC 481. Calicó 229a. Cohen 162. RIC 192a. Well centered and excellent strike. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 532
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 4 h), Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. C L CAESARES / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT Caius and Lucius Caesares standing facing on the left and right, with shields and spears between them; above, simpulum and lituus. BMC 513. BN 1648. Calicó 176a. Cohen 42. RIC 206. Scratch and punch mark on the obverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 533
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.84 g, 12 h), Lugdunum, c. 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum, on left, to right and, on right, lituus to left. BMC 519. BN 1651. Cohen 43. Lyon 82. RIC 207. Attractive portrait style and pleasing light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Pleasing, well centered example
Lot 534
Tiberius, 14-37. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.73 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 in her right hand and a branch with her left. BMC 46. BN 22-7. Calicó 305a. Cohen 15. RIC 29. Fine style and gently toned. A few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
A fine example
Lot 535
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 14.16 g, 12 h), Rome, 22-23. IVSTITIA Diademed and draped bust of Justitia (with the features of Livia) to right. Rev. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around large S C. BMC 79. BN 57. Cohen 4. RIC 46. Dark green patina and a fine example. Fields smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Caligula and Divus Augustus aureus
Lot 537
Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus, 37-41. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.56 g, 12 h), Lugdunum, 37. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT COS Laureate head of Caligula to right. Rev. Radiate head of Divus Augustus to right between two stars. BMC 1. BN 1-2. Calicó 336. RIC 1. A bold strike with good centering. A few light marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 538
Gaius (Caligula), with Germanicus, 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.71 g, 3 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT Laureate head of Gaius to right. Rev. GERMANICVS CAES P C CAES AVG GERM Bare head of Germanicus to right. BMC 19. BN 28-9. Cohen 2. RIC 18. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Pleasing Agrippina Senior sestertius
Lot 540
Agrippina Senior, wife of Germanicus, 5-33. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 24.80 g, 6 h), struck under Caligula, Rome, 37-41. AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI Draped bust of Agrippina to right, her hair drawn into a plait tied up at the back. Rev. S P Q R / MEMORIAE / AGRIPPINAE Carpentum drawn to left by two mules; the roof supported by a standing figure at each corner, and with ornamented side panels. BMC 81 (Gaius). BN 129 (Gaius). Cohen 1. RIC 55 (Gaius). Well centered with attractive two-toned patina. A few rough spots and puncture marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 541
Agrippa, died AD 12. As (Copper, 29.5 mm, 10.15 g, 7 h), struck under Caligula, Rome, 37-41. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S C Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident. BMC (Tiberius) 161-168. Cohen 3. BN 77-97. RIC 58 (Gaius). Green patina. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 542
Germanicus, died 19. As (Copper, 29.5 mm, 10.71 g, 6 h), struck under Claudius, Rome, 50-54. GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N Bare head of Germanicus to right. Rev. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large S C. BMC 218 (Claudius). Cohen 9. RIC² 106 (Claudius). Coppery-brown patina with some green. A little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Arch on Drusus' the Victory over the Germans
Lot 543
Nero Claudius Drusus, Died 9 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.73 g, 1 h), minted under his son, the emperor Claudius, Rome, 41-45. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Nero Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch with DE above and GERM on the architrave surmounted by an equestrian statue of Nero Drusus galloping to right between two military trophies, each with a bound captive seated below. BMC 95. BN 3. Calicó 315. RIC 69. Light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 544
Claudius, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.51 g, 11 h), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EX S C / OB CIVES / SERVATOS in three lines within oak-wreath. BMC 16. BN 32. Calicó 356. RIC 15. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Bold Claudius aureus
Lot 545
Claudius, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.68 g, 6 h), Rome, 44-45. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P IIII Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. PACI AVGVSTAE Pax-Nemesis walking right, holding a fold of her drapery before her face with her right hand and, in her left, a winged caduceus pointed downwards at a snake at her feet to right. BMC 26. BN 40-1. Calicó 366. RIC 27. Well struck and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 547
Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 6.94 g, 6 h), Rome, 50-51. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Junior to right, wearing crown of corn-ears, her hair in a long plait behind. BMC 72-4. BN 76-81. Calicó 396e. RIC I 80. Nice dynastic type. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 548
Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.24 g, 3 h), Rome, 51. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Junior to right, wearing crown of corn-ears, her hair in a long plait behind. BMC 75. Cohen 4. RIC 81. Porosity and edge chips, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 549
Antonia Minor, Augusta, 37 and 41. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.68 g, 11 h), struck under her son Claudius, Rome, 41-45. ANTONIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Antonia to right, wearing wreath of wheat ears. Rev. SACERDOS DIVI AVGVSTI Two upright torches tied together with a ribbon. BMC 112-3. BN 15-7. Calicó 319. RIC 67. Surface porosity (sea salvaged?), otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2105 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 550
Antonia Minor, Augusta, 37 and 41. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.57 g, 6 h), struck under her son Claudius, Rome, 41-45. ANTONIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Antonia to right, wearing wreath of wheat ears. Rev. CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Antonia, as Constantia, standing facing, holding a long torch with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 109. BN 12. Calicó 318. RIC 65. Small cut on reverse edge, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 551
Antonia Minor, Augusta, 37 and 41. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.52 g, 5 h), struck under her son Claudius, Rome, 41-45. ANTONIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Antonia to right, wearing wreath of wheat ears. Rev. CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Antonia, as Constantia, standing facing, holding a long torch with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 11. BN 13. Cohen 2. RIC 66. Porosity and a few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 553
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.49 g, 11 h), Lugdunum, 60. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P VI COS IIII P P around oak-wreath enclosing EX S C. BMC 21-2. BN 26-7. Calicó 426. RIC 19. High relief portrait. Light scrapes, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
A fine example in high relief
Lot 554
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.63 g, 6 h), Rome, 62-63. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX-TR P VIIII COS IIII P P / EX S C Roma, helmeted and wearing military attire, standing right, left foot on helmet near pile of arms, inscribing round shield set on knee. BMC 43. Calicó 436. RIC 38. A nicely struck example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 555
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.47 g, 9 h), Rome, 62-63. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P VIIII COS IIII P P / EX S C Roma, helmeted and wearing military attire, standing right, left foot on helmet near pile of arms, inscribing round shield set on knee. Cohen 231. BMC 44. RIC 39. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 556
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 64-65. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BN 213-219. BMC 67. Calicó 412. RIC² 52. Light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 557
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.39 g, 5 h), Rome, 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right, with slight beard. Rev. SALVS Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand. BMC 87. Calicó 443. Cohen 313. RIC 59. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Rare Spanish mint aureus
Lot 558
Galba, 68-69. Aureus (Gold, 17.5 mm, 6.48 g, 6 h), Tarraco. IMP SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Bare head of Galba to right, globe at point of bust. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in three lines within oak wreath. BMC 191 BN 32. Calicó 510. RIC 62. Very rare. Nice Spanish style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Starting Price: 4000 CHF
Lot 559
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.36 g, 7 h), Rome, July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR ΛVG Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. DIVA AVGVSTA Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera in right hand and scepter with left. BMC 8. Cohen 55. RIC I 186. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Otho aureus
Lot 560
Otho, 69. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 6.96 g, 6 h), Rome, 15 January - 17 April 69. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. SECVRITAS P R Securitas standing left, holding wreath in right hand, scepter in left. BMC p. 366, +. BN 9. Calicó 529. Cohen 14. RIC 9. Obverse struck off center and small banker's mark below chin, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Attractive Otho denarius
Lot 561
Otho, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 5 h), Rome, circa 15 January - 9 March 69. IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM Pax standing to left, holding branch in right hand and caduceus with left. BMC 3. Cohen 3. RIC 4. Gentle toning and attractive portrait with clear legends. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Variety not listed in Calicó
Lot 562
Vitellius, 69. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.41 g, 6 h), Tarraco. A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN Laureate head of Vitellius to left, globe and palm branch at point of bust. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVM Mars advancing left, nude but for helmet and cloak which flows out behind him, holding spear in right hand and aquila with vexillum in left. BMC -. BN -. Calicó 544 var. (without palm). RIC 24. Extremely rare variety, unlisted in Calicó. Light scrapes and marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 563
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.43 g, 6 h), Rome, April - December 69. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod with covered vessel; below, raven standing right; above, dolphin to right. BMC 17. Cohen 114. RIC 86. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
One of only three known
Lot 564
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 2.93 g, 7 h), Ephesus, 70. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. AVG within oak-wreath; monogram below. RIC 1414. RPC II 822. Extremely rare with only two examples (in Vienna and on the market) noted in RPC. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 565
Vespasian, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.08 g, 6 h), Rome, 73. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII CEN Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. VES-TA round, domed, tetrastyle temple of Vesta with statue of Vesta dancing within and flanked by statue to left and right of Temple. BMC 90. BN 77. Calicó 694. Cohen 582. RIC² 524. Scratches and marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 566
Vespasian, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.02 g, 6 h), Rome, 75. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. COS VI Bull butting to right. BMC 159-60. BN 137. Calicó 620. Cohen 112 corr. RIC² 768. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Attractive portrait of Titus
Lot 567
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.26 g, 6 h), Rome, 74. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN 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 cornucopiae with her left. BMC 311. BN 273 (Vespasian). Calicó 752. Cohen 166 var. RIC² 707 (Vespasian). Edge bruise, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 568
Titus, 79-81. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.03 g, 12 h), Rome, 80. IMP TITVS CΛES VESPΛSIΛN ΛVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Dolphin coiled around anchor. BMC 71. Cohen 308. BN 57-9. Calicó 779. RIC 110. A scarce variety. Mount mark on edge, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 569
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.35 g, 6 h), Rome, 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Wreath set on curule chair. BMC 70. Cohen 319. RIC 109. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 570
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.01 g, 7 h), Rome, 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Tripod, with fillets to left and right; above, dolphin swimming to right. BMC 80. BN 69. Cohen 323. RIC 129. Light cabinet tone. Light porosity and a few scratches on the reverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 571
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.23 g, 5 h), Rome, 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair in a plait down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVG Venus standing right, half draped, nude to the hips and leaning on a column behind her, holding a helmet in her right hand and a long transverse scepter in her left. BMC 140. Cohen 12. RIC 387. Bold and clear. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 572
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.94 g, 5 h), struck under Vespasian, Rome, 77-78. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS V She-wolf standing left, suckling the infants Romulus and Remus; boat in exergue. BMC 237 (Vespasian). Calicó 820. Cohen 50. RIC 960 (Vespasian). A few light scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 573
Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.67 g, 6 h), Rome, 83. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand and spear in left; at her feet behind, round shield. BMC 42. BN -. Calicó 934. Cohen 603. RIC 166. tiny banker's mark in obverse field, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 574
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.55 g, 6 h), Rome, 95. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XV II CENS P P P Minerva standing to right on capital of rostral column, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; at her feet to right, owl facing. BMC 223. BN 201. Cohen 289. RIC² 771. Well struck. Light scratches on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 576
Nerva, 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COS III PATER PATRIAE Simpulum, aspergillum, guttus, and lituus. BMC 33-35. Cohen 48. RIC 24. Scratches and friction marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 577
Nerva, 96-98. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 10.47 g, 6 h), Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT P P COS III Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COM - ASI distyle temple with Corinthian capitals on a two-stepped podium; on architrave, ROMA ET AVG; within, female figure standing facing on right, looking left, holding cornucopia in left hand and crowning emperor standing on left, holding scepter in his right hand. RIC² 122. RPC III 1303. Woytek, Cistophore p. 73, Type 4 and pl. 18, 41-42. Slight die-shift, a few scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 578
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.43 g, 7 h), Rome, c. 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Mars standing facing, head turned to look right, holding spear with his right hand and resting his left on shield at his side. BMC 160. Cohen 378. RIC 161. Woytek 218f. Bold strike. Light corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Interestingly ornate temple decorations
Lot 579
Trajan, 98-117. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.07 g, 7 h), Rome, 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Frontal view of the octastyle temple of Honos in Rome, containing the large statue of Honos within; five standing figures along roof, three seated and reclining figures in pediment. BMC 354. BN 253. Calicó 1010. RIC 146. Woytek 267f. Well struck and nicely centered. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Collectible Plotina aureus
Lot 580
Plotina, Augusta, 105-123. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.14 g, 6 h), struck under Trajan, Rome, 112-114. PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI Diademed and draped bust of Plotina to right, hair tied in long plait down back of neck. Rev. CAES AVG GERMA DAC COS VI P P Vesta seated left, holding palladium in extended right hand and scepter in left. BMC 525. BN 676. Calicó 1146. Cohen 2. RIC 730. Woytek 703. A very difficult empress to acquire, especially in gold. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 581
Plotina, Augusta, 105-123. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.13 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan, Rome, 112-114. PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI Diademed and draped bust of Plotina to right, hair tied in long plait down back of neck. Rev. CAES AVG GERMA DAC COS VI P P Vesta seated left, holding palladium in extended right hand and scepter in left. BMC 526. Cohen 3. RIC 730. Woytek 705. Lightly toned. Fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Matidia denarius
Lot 582
Matidia, Augusta,112-119. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.23 g, 6 h), struck under Trajan, Rome, 112-117. MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F Draped bust of Matidia to right, wearing stephane. Rev. PIETAS AVGVST Pietas standing left, placing hands on heads of two children, Sabina and Matidia, who stand on either side, raising hands to her. BMC 660-4. BN 913-4. Cohen 10. RIC 759. Woytek 729. Rare. Fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 583
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.25 g, 7 h), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Jupiter, nude to the waist, seated to left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left. BMC 107. Calicó 1304a. Cohen 1060. RIC 513. Boldly struck in high relief and lightly toned. Minor edge fault on the reverse at 4 h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 584
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 6.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 124-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS / III She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. BMC 449. Calicó 1233a. Cohen 422. RIC 709. Boldly struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 585
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.41 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory seated left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. BMC 771. Cohen 1461. RIC 286. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 588
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.18 g, 7 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 128. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair tied in a plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. VESTA Vesta seated to left, holding palladium in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left. BMC 915, note. Calicó 1439. Cohen 80. RIC 410. Nicely centered and attractive. Light scratches in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 589
Sabina, Augusta, AD 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.09 g, 6 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, c. 136-137/8. SABINA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair tied in a plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG Concordia standing facing, head left, leaning on column, holding patera in right hand, double cornucopiae in left. BMC 929. Cohen 3. RIC II.3, 2571. Surfaces a bit rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 590
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.66 g, 5 h), Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of her skirt. BMC 979 (Hadrian). Cohen 55. RIC 435 (Hadrian). Toned. Some edge splits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 591
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.11 g, 6 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bare-headed and draped bust of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II Pietas standing left, dropping incense held in right hand on flaming altar at feet to left, and holding box of perfumes in left. BMC 975 (Hadrian). Cohen 53. RIC 435 (Hadrian). Lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Pleasing aureus with a left facing portrait
Lot 592
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.15 g, 5 h), Rome, 139. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to left. Rev. TR POT COS II Pietas, veiled and draped, standing left, dropping incense from her right hand on altar at her feet to left, and holding box with her right. BMC 111. Calicó 1645. Cohen 863. RIC 53. Clear and with an interesting left facing portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 593
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of the deified Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing right, head turned to the left. Cohen 154. BMC 41 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 429 (Marcus Aurelius). Aged portrait of the deified emperor. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 594
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of the deified Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. DIVO PIO Altar. Cohen 357. BMC 71 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 441 (Marcus Aurelius). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 595
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Aureus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 7.20 g, 5 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. AETERNITAS Fortuna standing left, holding patera in right hand and long rudder set on globe with left. BMC 285 (Antoninus Pius). Calicó 1746. Cohen 4. RIC 349b (Antoninus Pius). Lovely portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 596
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.18 g, 5 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. AETERNITAS Fortuna standing left, holding patera in right hand and long rudder set on globe with left. BMC 371 (Antoninus Pius). Calicó 1743b. Cohen 2. RIC 349Ab (Antoninus Pius). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Scarce with Ceres to right
Lot 597
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.44 g, 6 h), struck under her husband Antoninus Pius, Rome, 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of the deified Faustina I to right. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres, veiled, standing facing, head right, holding long scepter in her right hand and grain ears in her left. BMC 389. Cohen 93. RIC 358. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Excellent style
Lot 599
Faustina Junior, Augusta, AD 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.17 g, 6 h), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, 147-150. FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right. Rev. IVNO Juno seated left, holding infant on her lap and scepter in her right hand; at her feet, another infant. BMC 1043 (Antoninus Pius). Calicó 2060 (same obverse die). Cohen 129. RIC 504 (Antoninus Pius). Lovely portrait of excellent style. Light scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 600
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.09 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 147-152. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right, with her hair tied into a bun at the back. Rev. VENVS Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 1091 (A. Pius). Calicó 2092. Cohen 247. RIC 513b (A. Pius). A few marks and scratches, and has possibly been mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 601
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.97 g, 5 h), Rome, 147-150. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair bound with pearls. Rev. VENVS Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and rudder entwined with dolphin in her left. BMC 1067 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 266. RIC 517c (Antoninus Pius). Attractively toned and with a very fine youthful portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 602
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.16 g, 5 h), Rome, 165. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR P V · IMP II COS II Victory standing right, inscribing VIC / AVG on round shield affixed to a palm tree. BMC 383. Calicó 2179 (same dies as illustrated). Cohen 268. RIC 534. Bold and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Pleasing aureus of Lucius Verus
Lot 603
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 6.66 g, 12 h), Rome, 166-167. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. CONC AVG IIII TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 446. Calicó 2128. Cohen 52. RIC 568. Well centered, well struck and with a handsome portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
High relief portrait
Lot 604
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.30 g, 5 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161-162. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right, her hair tied into a bun at the back. Rev. PIETAS Pietas, veiled and draped, standing left, holding incense box in left hand and extending right hand over lighted altar to left. BMC 316 (M. Aurelius and L. Verus). Calicó 2214a. Cohen 49. RIC 774 (M. Aurelius). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 605
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.62 g, 12 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161-162. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand, and with her left elbow resting on the back of the throne. Cohen 6. BMC 306. RIC 758 (M. Aurelius). Small flan flaws on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 608
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), struck shortly before his assassination, Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P Fortuna standing facing, head turned to left, placing her right foot on prow, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left; star under her extended hand. BMC 324. Cohen 578. RIC 235. A clear example with a beautiful portrait. Reverse weakly struck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 609
Crispina, Augusta, AD 178-182. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.69 g, 12 h), Rome, 180-182. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Crispina to right, her hair bound up at the back. Rev. VENVS Venus standing left, holding an apple in her right hand and gathering up her upper garment on to her left shoulder with her left. BMC 44 (Commodus). Cohen 35. RIC 286a (Commodus). Fine portrait. Some marks and old scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare denarius of Didia Clara
Lot 610
Didia Clara, Augusta, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.09 g, 5 h), struck under Didius Julianus, Rome. DIDIA CLARA AVG Draped bust of Didia Clara to right. Rev. HILAR TEMPOR Hilaritas standing facing, head left, holding palm branch in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 14. Cohen 3. RIC 10. Nice portrait of this rare empress. A couple of lamination flaws on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Sharp portrait
Lot 611
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.40 g, 10 h), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius to right. Rev. VIRTV-TI AVG Virtus standing facing, head to right, holding spear in his right hand and a shield with his left. RIC 92b. Sharp portrait and strong strike. Porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 612
Clodius Albinus, Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.58 g, 7 h), Rome. D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma, helmeted, draped and holding palladium in her right hand and a scepter in her left, seated left on a shield. BMC 43. Cohen 61. RIC 11a. Sharp portrait. Tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 613
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.58 g, 6 h), Rome, 200-201. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR VRBIS Septimius Severus, in military dress, standing left, holding in his outstretched right hand a patera over a tripod altar and a reversed spear in his left. BMC 202. Cohen 599. RIC 167. Attractive and of good style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 614
Divus Septimius Severus, died 211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.30 g, 6 h), struck posthumously, under Caracalla and Geta, Rome, 211. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle, with spread wings and head to left, standing facing on globe. BMC 21 (Caracalla and Geta). Cohen 84. RIC 191c (Caracalla). Perfect centering. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 615
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.00 g, 1 h), struck under Septimius Severus, Rome, c. 200-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Veiled Pietas standing left, dropping incense on altar and holding box. BMC 65. Cohen 150. RIC 572. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 616
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.63 g, 6 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing facing, head turned to the left, holding a torch in both hands. BMC 1. Cohen 32. RIC 373a (Caracalla). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Fine Caracalla aureus
Lot 617
Caracalla, 198-217. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.27 g, 6 h), Rome, 204. ANTON P AVG PON TR P VII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. VICT PART MAX Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. Calicó 2843a. BMC p. 249, note *. RIC 78. Nicely centered with a handsome portrait of the emperor. A few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 618
Caracalla, 198-217. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.12 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 210-213. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM Providentia standing facing, head turned to left, holding long scepter with her left hand and pointing to globe with short baton held in her right. BMC -; Cohen 528; Calicó 2801; RIC 227. Repairs and tooling marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Lot 619
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.09 g, 12 h), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Fides standing to left, hold standard in each hand; to either side of her, and additional standard. BMC 146. Cohen 316. RIC 267. Minor deposit on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 620
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.17 g, 11 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. VICT AETERN Victory advancing to left holding long fillet in both hands, to left, shield on base. BMC 247. Cohen 206. RIC 23. Sharp portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 621
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.27 g, 5 h), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Geta as Princeps standing left in military attire, holding a baton in his right hand and a spear in his left; trophy of arms behind. BMC 236 (Septimius Severus). Cohen 157. RIC 18. Sharp strike with a good portrait. Porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Plate coin in Calicó
Lot 622
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 7.31 g, 5 h), Rome, 205. GETA CAES PONT COS Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA Geta, togate, standing left, sacrificing over a tripod altar with patera held in right hand. BMC 441. Calicó 2923 (this coin). Cohen 229. Hill 721. RIC 38a. Extremely rare. Scratches and mounting traces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Unpublished variety
Lot 623
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.55 g, 7 h), Rome, 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P P P Securitas standing front, her head turned to left, holding long staff in her right hand and resting her left elbow on a column to right. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC -. Unpublished in the standard references. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 624
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.91 g, 6 h), Rome, 218-219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS Fides, draped and diademed, seated left on throne, holding a standard in her left hand and an eagle in her right; to left, standard. BMC 15. Cohen 32. RIC 71. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 626
Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.46 g, 12 h), struck under her grandson, Elagabalus, Rome, 220-222. IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITAS Felicitas standing facing, her head to left, holding patera over burning altar in her right hand and long caduceus in her left; to right, star. BMC 79. Cohen 45. RIC 271. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 627
Julia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.87 g, 6 h), struck under her son, Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right, her hair pulled back and tied in a small knot at the back. Rev. VENVS CAELESTIS Venus seated left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter with her left; to left, Eros standing right. BMC 55. Cohen 14. RIC 243. Surfaces slightly grainy. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 628
Julia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.18 g, 12 h), struck under her son, Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right, her hair pulled back and tied in a small knot at the back. Rev. VENVS CAELESTIS Venus seated left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter with her left; to left, Eros standing right. BMC 55. Cohen 14. RIC 243. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 51 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 629
Julia Paula, Augusta, 219-220, first wife of Elagabalus. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.75 g, 12 h), struck under her husband, Elagabalus, Rome, 219-220. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right, her hair in three waves and bound up in a queue at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand; to left, star. BMC 171. Cohen 6. RIC 211 var. (the position of the star is unspecified). A fine portrait and well struck. Light surface porosity. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 630
Aquilia Severa, Augusta, 220-221 & 221-222, second and fourth wife of Elagabalus. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.05 g, 6 h), struck under her husband, Elagabalus, Rome, 220-222. IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Aquilia Severa to right, her hair waved and fastened into a queue at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia standing front, head turned to left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left; in field to left, star. BMC 186. Cohen 2. RIC 225. A few light scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 632
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235, mother of Severus Alexander. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), struck under her son, Severus Alexander, Rome, 222. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. IVNO CONSERVATRIX Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter in her left; at her feet to left, peacock with folded wings standing left, head turned back to look at Juno. BMC 43-5. Cohen 35. RIC 343. Sharply struck. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 633
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), struck under her son, Severus Alexander, Rome, 228. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing facing with her legs crossed, her head turned to left, leaning on column and holding caduceus in her right hand. BMC 483-5. Cohen 17. RIC 335. Nice portrait and excellent strike. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 634
Orbiana, Augusta, 225-227. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.20 g, 5 h), struck under her husband, Severus Alexander, Rome, 225. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVGG Diademed and draped bust of Orbiana to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left. BMC 287-9 (Severus Alexander). Cohen 1. RIC 319 (Severus Alexander). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 635
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.85 g, 6 h), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch in her upraised right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 68. Cohen 31. RIC 12. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 636
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.38 g, 6 h), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch in her upraised right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 68. Cohen 31. RIC 12. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 637
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.81 g, 12 h), struck under Maximinus I, Rome, 236. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Diva Paulina, raising right hand and holding scepter in her left, reclining on peacock flying to right. BMC 127 (Maximinus). Cohen 2. RIC 2. Good strong strike. Lamination flaw on obverse, minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 638
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.05 g, 6 h), struck under his father, Maximinus I, Rome, 235-236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Uncleaned deposits on the obvere, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare denarius of Gordian II
Lot 639
Gordian II, AD 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.06 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left; at her feet to left, globe. BMC 19. Cohen 5. RIC 1. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Attractive portrait
Lot 640
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.30 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 52-54. Cohen 26. RIC 6. Well centered and boldly struck. Surfaces slightly grainy, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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