obolos 18
21. February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 496
L. Marcius Philippus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.73 g, 5 h), Rome. ANCVS Diademed head of Ancus Marcius to right; behind, lituus. Rev. PHILIPPVS Aqueduct, on which is a statue of Q. Marcius Rex on a horse rearing to right with a plant below; in the five arches of the aqueduct, A Q V A (MAR). Babelon (Marcia) 28. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 497
C. Considius Nonianus, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), Rome. C•CONSIDI NONIANI / S•C Laureate, diademed and draped bust of Venus to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. Temple on rocky mountain surrounded by a wall with an open gate at its center; above gate, ERVC. Babelon (Considia) 1. Crawford 424/1. Sydenham 887. Nicely toned. Some roughness and minor bang on the reverse edge at 6', otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 498
C. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h), Rome. Head of Genius Populi Romani to right; behind, scepter. Rev. Q · CASSIVS Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, head to right, flanked by lituus and jug. Babelon (Cassia) 7. Crawford 428/3. Sydenham 917. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 499
A. Plautius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.80 g, 8 h), Rome. A• PLAVTIVS AED• CVR• S• C Turreted head of Cybele to right. Rev. IVDAEVS / BACCHIVS Male figure kneeling right, extending olive-branch in his right hand; at his side, camel standing right. Babelon (Plautia) 13. Crawford 431/1. Sydenham 932. A fine example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 500
Cn. Plancius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.85 g, 4 h), Rome. CN• PLANCIVS AED• CVR• S• C Head of Diana to right, wearing causia and a pendant earring. Rev. Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver behind. Babelon (Plancia) 1. Crawford 432/1. Sydenham 933. Bright and clear. Bankers' marks on both the obverse and the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 501
Cn. Plancius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), Rome. CN• PLANCIVS AED• CVR• S• C Head of Diana to right, wearing causia and a pendant earring. Rev. Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver behind. Babelon (Plancia) 1. Crawford 432/1. Sydenham 933. Toned and clear. Banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 502
M. Junius Brutus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.75 g, 7 h), Rome. BRVTVS Bearded head of the Consul L. Junius Brutus to right. Rev. AHALA Bearded head of C. Servilius Ahala to right. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/2. Sydenham 907. A popular type. Banker's mark and planchet flaw on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 503
Q. Sicinius, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.93 g, 9 h), Rome. FORT P.R Diademed head of Fortuna to right. Rev. III. - VIR / Q.SICINIVS Filleted palm branch and winged caduceus in saltire; above the crossing, wreath. Babelon (Sicinia) 5. Crawford 440/1. CRI 410. Sydenham 938. Light toning. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 504
Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.95 g, 3 h), Rome. SALVTIS Large aureate head of Salus to right. Rev. (MN) · ACILIVS III · VIR · VALE(TV) Valetudo (Salus) standing to left, holding snake in right hand and leaning her left elbow on column. Babelon (Acilia) 8. Crawford 442/1a. CRI 16. Sydenham 922. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 505
Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.75 g, 5 h), Rome. SALVTIS Laureate head of Salus to right. Rev. (MN) · ACILIVS III · VIR · VALE(TV) Valetudo (Salus) standing to left, holding snake and leaning her left elbow on column. Babelon (Acilia) 8. Crawford 442/1a. CRI 16. Sydenham 922. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 506
Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.93 g, 3 h), Rome. SALVTIS Large aureate head of Salus to right. Rev. (MN) · ACILIVS III · VIR · VALE(TV) Valetudo (Salus) standing to left, holding snake in right hand and leaning her left elbow on column. Babelon (Acilia) 8. Crawford 442/1a. CRI 16. Sydenham 922. Toned. A few faint marks, slight die-shift on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 507
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.91 g, 3 h), Rome. Female head (Venus or Pietas) to right, wearing oak wreath, diadem, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. L.HOSTILIVS - SASERN Victory moving right, holding trophy in right hand over right shoulder and caduceus in left. Babelon (Hostilia) 5. Crawford 448/1b. CRI 17. Sydenham 951a. Die-breaks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 508
C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 g, 5 h), Rome. PANSA Mask of bearded Pan to right, adorned with berries and with pedum behind. Rev. C · VIBIVS · C · F · C · N / IOVIS · AXVR Jupiter Auxurus seated left, head facing, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. Babelon (Vibia) 18. Crawford 449/1a. CRI 20. Sydenham 947. Bankers' marks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 509
C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver plated bronze, 18 mm, 2.79 g, 9 h), Rome. PANSA Mask of bearded Pan to right, adorned with berries and with pedum behind. Rev. C · VIBIVS · C · F · C · N / IOVIS · AXVR Jupiter Auxurus seated left, head facing, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. Babelon (Vibia) 18. Crawford 449/1a. CRI 20. Sydenham 947. Core exposed in spots, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 510
Julius Caesar, late spring - early summer 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.90 g, 9 h), mint moving with Caesar. Female head to right (Clementia?), wearing an oak wreath, pendant ear-ring and pearl necklace; her hair bound into a jeweled bun at the back; behind, LII (= 52 = Caesar’s age). Rev. CAE - SAR Trophy of Gallic arms; on right, axe surmounted by a wolf’s head. Babelon (Julia) 26. BMCRR 3955. Crawford 452/2. CRI 11. Sydenham 1009. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Metellus Scipio, enemy of Caesar
Lot 511
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.13 g, 11 h), military mint in Africa. Q.METEL / PIVS Laureate head of Jupiter to right, of archaic style. Rev. SCIPIO / IMP Elephant walking to right. Babelon (Caecilia) 47. Crawford 459/1. CRI 45. Sydenham 1050. Well struck and nicely centered. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 512
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h), military mint in Africa. Q.METEL / PIVS Laureate head of Jupiter to right, of archaic style. Rev. SCIPIO / IMP Elephant walking to right. Babelon (Caecilia) 47. Crawford 459/1. CRI 45. Sydenham 1050. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 513
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and Eppius, 47-spring 46 BC. Plated Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.81 g, 10 h), military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa. Q · METEL [S]CIPIO · IMP Head of Africa to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress; in field to right, stalk of grain; below, plow. Rev. EPPIVS LEG · F · C Hercules standing facing, with his hand set on hip, leaning on club draped with lion's skin and set on rock. Babelon (Caecilia) 50. Crawford 461/1. CRI 44. Sydenham 1051. Light toning. A few faint scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 514
Julius Caesar, 46 BC. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 10 h), with Aulus Hirtius, as praefectus urbi, Rome. C.CAESAR COS TER Veiled female head to right (Pietas?). Rev. A.HIRTIVS.PR Lituus, jug and axe. Babelon (Hirtia) 1, (Julia) 22. BMCRR 4050. Calicó 36. Crawford 466/1. CRI 56. RBW 1636. Sydenham 1018. Clear and well-centered. Minor marks and reverse off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 515
Julius Caesar, Late 46-early 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.97 g, 5 h), military mint travelling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Trophy of Gallic arms with two seated captives at the base. Babelon (Julia) 11. Crawford 468/1. CRI 58. Sydenham 1014. Attractive light toning, well centered. very fine.
Hammer Price: 690 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Julius Caesar aureus
Lot 516
Julius Caesar, late 46-early 45 BC. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 8.09 g, 6 h), Rome, with L. Munatius Plancus, praefectus Urbi. C · CAES DIC · TER Winged and draped bust of Victory to right. Rev. L · PLANC PRAEF · (VR)B One-handled sacrificial jug. Babelon (Julia) 19 and (Munatia) 2. Calicó 45. Crawford 475/1a. Sydenham 1019-1019a. Rare. Light scrapes and marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 517
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 5 h), Rome. ACISCVLVS Diademed head of Apollo Soranus to right; above forehead, star; to left, acisculus (double-headed pick). Rev. L · VALERIVS Europa, holding veil swirling above her with both hands, seated on bull walking to right. Babelon (Valeria) 17. Crawford 474/1a. CRI 90. Sydenham 998. An attractive type. Graffito on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 518
Petillius Capitolinus, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.75 g, 1 h), Rome. PETILLIVS CAPITOLINVS Eagle standing on thunderbolt right, with open wings, his head turned slightly to right. Rev. S - F Hexastyle temple with decorated roof; with the central intercolumniation, hanging decoration. Babelon (Petillia) 3. Crawford 487/2b. CRI 174a. Sydenham 1151. Light toning. A few areas of lamination on the obverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 519
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, May-Summer 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.84 g, 10 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left. Rev. LEP IMP Simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 489/3. CRI 120. King 73. RSC 3. Sydenham 1158a. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Affordable Varus aureus
Lot 520
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.95 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. C · VIBIVS VARVS Venus, half nude and seen from behind, standing left beside a column, looking at herself in mirror. Babelon (Vibia) 27. Biaggi 23. Calicó 33. Crawford 494/34. CRI 190. Sydenham 1137. RBW 1738. Some smoothing in the fields, minor marks and almost certainly once mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 521
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.77 g, 4 h), Rome. Head of Bacchus to right, wreathed with ivy and grapes. Rev. C · VIBIVS VARVS Panther springing left towards garlanded altar surmounted by mask and thyrsus. Babelon (Vibia) 24. Crawford 494/36. CRI 192. Sydenham 1138. Bankers' marks on obverse. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 522
L. Mussidius Longus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 11 h), Rome. CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right; below chin, crescent. Rev. L · MVSSIDIVS · LONGVS The shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN: depicted is a low platform of galley-like form, with steps and a tripod to left, two statues of Venus at the center and a low column to right. Babelon (Mussidia) 6. Crawford 494/42c. CRI 188b. Sydenham 1093b. Well centered and lightly toned. Bankers' marks on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Brutus for Libertas
Lot 523
Brutus, spring - early summer 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.48 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia. LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas to right, wearing hair rolled back and collected into a knot behind. Rev. CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Lyre between quiver to left and laurel branch tied with fillet to right. Babelon (Junia) 34. Crawford 501/1. CRI 199. Sydenham 1287. Light corrosion and porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 524
Mark Antony and Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.84 g, 12 h), mint moving with M. Antony, under the moneyer M. Barbatius, probably at Ephesus, 41 BC. M•ANT•IMP• AVG•III•VIR• R•P•C•M• BARBAT•Q•P Bare head of M. Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR•IMP• PONT•III•VIR• R•P•C• Bare head of Octavian to right. Babelon (Antonia) 51, (Julia) 96 and (Barbatia) 2. Crawford 517/2. CRI 243. Sydenham 1181. Lightly toned and nicely centered. Light scratches and banker's mark on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A storied career
Lot 525
Cn. Domitius L.f. Ahenobarbus, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 6 h), uncertain mint moving with Ahenobarbus. AHENOBAR Lighlty bearded male head to right. Rev. CN.DOMITIVS.IMP Trophy on prow to right. Babelon (Domitia) 21. Crawford 519/2. CRI 339. Sydenham 1177. Lightly toned. A couple of small scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 526
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Octavian, Late 40-early 39 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 9 h), Military mint traveling with Octavian in Gaul. CAESAR IMP Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. ANTONINVS IMP Winged caduceus with pointed handle. Crawford 529/2c. CRI 302a. RSC 6a (Augustus). Sydenham 1327a. Toned and nicely centered. Banker's mark on chin, light scratch in obverse field, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 527
Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), legionary issue, Patrae (?), 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C Galley to the right. Rev. LEG XI Aquila between two legionary standards. Crawford 544/25. CRI 362. RSC 39. Sydenham 1229. Lightly toned. Striking weakness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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