obolos 18
21 February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 528
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia (as Fulvia). Fulvia, first wife of Marc Antony, circa 41-40 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 7.55 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Zmertorix, son of Philonidas. Draped bust of Fulvia as Nike with wing behind to right. Rev. ΦOVΛOVIANΩΝ / ZMEPTΟΡΙΓΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ Athena advancing to left, holding spear with her right hand and shield in her left. BMC 20. RPC 3139. Dark green patina and well struck for the issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 531
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.85 g, 10 h), dated year 26 of the Actian Era and Cos. XII = 5/4 BC. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ETOYΣ ςK (Actian era date) NIKHΣ Tyche seated right on rock, holding palm frond with her right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right; in right field, monogram (=ΥΠΑTOY) and IB (consular date) above monogram (=ANTIOXIEΩN?). McAlee 180.; Prieur 50. RPC 4151. Attractive portrait. Light porosity and a couple of minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 536
CAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Tiberius, 14-37. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), 33-34. TI CAES AVG P M TR P XXXV Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. DRVSVS CAES TI AVG F COS II TR P IT (?) Bare head of Drusus to left. BMC 171f. Ganshow 35. RIC 86-8. RPC 3622b. Sydenham 43-7 corr. Toned. Struck a little off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Rare Antiochene tetradrachm
Lot 539
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior, 37-41. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 14.91 g, 12 h), year A = 1 = 37/38. ΓAIOY KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBA • ΓEPMA • Laureate head of Caligula to right. Rev. AΓPIΠΠEINHΣ ANTIO• MHTPO• / A/ET Draped bust of Agrippina Senior to right; in field to right, Γ above ET; behind neck, dot. McAlee 222. Prieur 63. RPC I 4164. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 546
EGYPT. Alexandria. Claudius, with Messalina, 41-54. Tetradrachm (Billon, 27.5 mm, 11.15 g, 12 h), Year ς = 6 = 45-46. TI KΛAYΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI AYTOKP / Lς Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. MEΣΣAΛINA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ Messalina standing left, leaning on column, holding two children in outstretched right hand and two grain ears in left. Dattari (Savio) 129. K&G 12.54. Köln 88. RPC I 5164. Well-centered with an excellent strike for this often mushy issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 552
IONIA. Smyrna. Britannicus, struck under his father, the Emperor Claudius, 41-55. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.28 g, 12 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. Green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 575
LYDIA. Sala. Domitia. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 4.13 g, 5 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right, hair tied in plait down back of neck. Rev. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΠΟ CΑΛΗΝΩΝ Kybele seated left, holding patera in her right hand and drum in her left; at feet, lion seated left. BMC 29. RPC 1343. SNG Copenhagen 436. Dark brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 586
BITHYNIA. Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 10.36 g, 6 h), after 128. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COM-BIT Octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze. Metcalf, Cistophori Type B4. RIC 461b. RPC 971. Well-centered and lightly toned. Minor porosity, scratches in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 587
CILICIA. Aegeae. Hadrian, with Sabina, 117-138. (25 mm, 9.61 g, 6 h), Year ΠΡ = 180 = 133/134. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ Π Π Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to left, his left shoulder exposed. Rev. ΣΑΒΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑ ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΠΡ Draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing stephane; below, goat left, head turned back. Haymann 55. Prieur 722. RPC 3352. SNG Levante 1722. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 598
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.52 g, 6 h), 161-166. AYTOKP ANTΩNEINOC CEB Laureate and draped (or draped and cuirassed) bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. YΠA-TOC Γ Mount Argaeus, with trees; on summit, statue of Helios standing left, holding globe in his right hand and scepter in his left. Metcalf 129h. RPC IV.3 Online 6948 (temporary). Well-centered and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Portrait of Annius Verus
Lot 606
CILICIA. Tarsus. Commodus and Annius Verus, Caesars, 166-177 and 166-169/70, respectively. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 7 h), c. 166-168. ΚΟΡΟΙ CEΒΑCΤΟΥ Confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Commodus, on the left, facing right, and Annius Verus, on the right, facing left; between them below, crossed caduceus and club, with their ends toward the bust of Commodus. Rev. ΤΑΡCΟΥ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ/ΛEΩC / ΚΟΙΝΟC ΚΙΛΙΚΙΑC Decastyle temple with eagle in the pediment. BMC 165. RPC IV.3, 5035 (temporary). SNG BN 1455 and 1457. SNG Levante 1018. Dark green patina. Minor porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 607
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Commodus, 177-192. Tridrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 9.99 g, 1 h), 177-181. KOMMOΔω KAIC CEB YIΩ Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΓEPMAN CAPMAT Three grain ears placed on an altar decorated with a garland. Metcalf, 138b corr. RPC IV.3 Online 8013. Sydenham, 362 var. Lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 644
CAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Gordian III, 238-244. Tridrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 9.59 g, 12 h), Year 4 = 240-241. AV KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CЄ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right, seen from behind. Rev. MHTΡO KAIC B N / ET Δ Mount Argaios surmounted by a wreath; at lower right, c/m of a turreted bust of Tyche to right within rectangular incuse. Bland 27-8. Ganschow 868b and 868c. RPC VII.2 Online (unassigned ID 67924). For the c/m, see Howgego 849. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 646
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tranquillina, 238-244. (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.63 g, 11 h), struck under Gordian III, year 4 = 240-241. CΑΒΙΝΙΑ ΤΡΑΝΚΥΛΛΙΑΝΗ Diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right. Rev. MHTPO KAIC B N / ET ∆ Agalma of Mount Argaeus atop garlanded altar inscribed ENTI. Bland 136. Ganschow 912a. RPC VII.2 Online, 21854 (temporary). Sydenham 617b. Green patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 649
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 9.62 g, 12 h), 244. MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane, set on crescent. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / S C Eagle with spread wings, standing facing, with it's head left, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1086. Prieur 324. With a heavy-featured portrait of the empress. very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 662
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 11.06 g, 5 h), ···/Γ = 3rd officina, 251. AYTOK K Γ ΟΥΙΒ ΤΡΕΒ ΓΑΛΛΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right; below, three pellets. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠΑ ΤΟ Β / S C Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; Γ between legs. McAlee 1172c. Prieur 660. Sharply struck. Minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Fourth known example
Lot 668
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. Uranius Antoninus, usurper, 253-254. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26.5 mm, 10.22 g, 1 h). AYTO K COYΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Uranius Antoninus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAPX ΕΞ OYCIAC YΠA TO / B / S C Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head to left and holding wreath in beak. Prieur 1053A = RPC 1884.3 (same dies). Very rare, only three specimens noted in the RPC. Dark brownish-black patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 675
EGYPT. Alexandria. Gallienus, 253-268. Tetradrachm (Bronze, 21 mm, 10.31 g, 11 h), Year 12 (IB) = 264-265. AΥT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. L IB Tyche seated left, resting right hand on rudder and holding cornucopiae in left; palm frond to right. Dattari (Savio) 5268. K&G 90.82. Köln 2925. Cleaned. very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 677
EGYPT. Alexandria. Salonina, Augusta, 254-268. Tetradrachm (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.56 g, 11 h), Year 14 of Gallienus = 266-267. KOPNHΛΙΑ CAΛΩNЄINA CЄB Diademed and draped bust of Salonina to right. Rev. IΔ/L Eagle, wings closed and with wreath in beak, standing left; in right field, palm frond. Dattari (Savio) 5345. K&G 91.44. Köln 2977-8. Cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 681
EGYPT. Alexandria. Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270. Tetradrachm (Potin, 21 mm, 9.54 g, 12 h), year 2 = 269-270. AYT K KΛAYΔIOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II Gothicus to right. Rev. L B Eagle standing right, holding wreath in beak, palm branch over far wing. Dattari (Savio) 5412. K&G 104.18. Köln 3029. Well-centered with a bold strike. Cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 686
EGYPT. Alexandria. Tacitus, 275-276. Tetradrachm (Potin, 20 mm, 6.43 g, 11 h), year A = 1 = 275/6. A K KΛ TAKITOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. ETOYC A Eagle standing right, head turned back to the left, holding wreath in its beak. Dattari (Savio) 5519. K&G 110.2. Köln 3111. Coppery-brown surfaces. Cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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