obolos 18
21. February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
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
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
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
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 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 625
KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rheskuporis II with Elagabalus, 211-226. Stater (Electrum, 200 mm, 7.43 g, 11 h), year EIΦ = 515 = 218/219. BACIΛEΩC PHCKOYΠOPIΔOC Diademed and draped bust of Rheskuporis II to right; sword before. Rev. EIΦ (date) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Anokhin 635. MacDonald 558/1. Shelov 542. Scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 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 631
KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rhescuporis II with Severus Alexander, 211-226. Stater (Electrum, 19.5 mm, 7.42 g, 11 h), year ΘIΦ = 519 = 222-223. BACIΛEΩC PHCKOYΠOPIΔOC Diademed and draped bust of Rheskuporis II to right. Rev. ΘIΦ (date). Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right; to right, six-pointed star. Anokhin 639d. MacDonald 562/4. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 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
Lot 641
Balbinus, 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.07 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PIETAS MVTVA AVGG Two clasped right hands. BMC 74. Cohen 17. RIC 12. Slightly grainy surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 642
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.59 g, 6 h), Rome, 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, drpaed and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and transverse scepter with left. Calicó 3213. Cohen 195. RIC 23. A few minor marks on cheek, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Collectable Gordian III aureus
Lot 643
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.99 g, 6 h), Rome, 240-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. LAETITA AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in left hand and anchor in right. Calicó 3202a. RIC 101. Small flaw on cheek, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 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 645
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.90 g, 6 h), Rome, 241. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing right, holding long torch in both hands. Cohen 69. RIC 127. Sharp strike with nice borders. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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 647
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.37 g, 5 h), Rome, 244-247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated left on a shield, holding Victory in her outstretched right hand and a long scepter in her left. Cohen 169. RIC 44b. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 648
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.41 g, 1 h), Rome, 249. OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, set on a crescent. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTAE Pietas standing left, holding a perfume box in right hand and lifting fold of her dress with left. Cohen 43. RIC 130. Perfectly centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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
Excellent style
Lot 650
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.65 g, 6 h), Rome, 246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Philip II to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENT Philip II, standing to left in military dress, holding globe in his right hand and reversed spear in his left. Calicó 3275. Cohen 46. RIC 218a var. (scepter instead of spear). Of particularly good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 651
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.52 g, 1 h), Rome, 249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG III Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, extending their right hands; Philip I holds a short scepter in his left hand. Cohen 17. RIC 230. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 652
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.61 g, 12 h), Rome, 249-250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. ADVENTVS AVG Emperor on horseback left, raising right hand in salutation, holding transverse scepter in left. Calicó 3283. RIC 11a var. (also draped). Minor smoothing on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Attractive Decius aureus
Lot 653
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 7 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. ABVNDANTIA AVG Abundantia standing right, emptying the contents of a cornucopiae held in both hands. Calicó 3282b. Cohen 1. RIC 10, note. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 654
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.38 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right, seen from behind. Rev. ADVENTVS AVG Trajan Decius on horse pacing to left, raising his right hand and holding short sceptre in his left. Cohen 4. RIC 11b. Light toning. Soft reverse strike, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 655
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.78 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, standing facing, head turned to left, holding scepter in her left hand and drawing veil with her right. Calicó 3307. Cohen 16 corr (draped). RIC 58a (Trajan Decius). Rare. Clear and well-centered, toned and with a fine portrait. Minor marks and scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 656
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 4.25 g, 8 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla set on crescent to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, seated left on throne, with her right hand drawing veil and holding a transverse scepter in her left. Cohen 19. RIC 59b. Overstruck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 657
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.71 g, 6 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla set on crescent to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, seated left on throne, with her right hand drawing veil and holding a transverse scepter in her left. Cohen 19. RIC 59b. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 658
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.17 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, 251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Clasped right hands. Cohen 4. RIC 138 (Decius). Light tonng. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 659
Hostilian, As Caesar, AD 250-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.49 g, 6 h), Struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, 251. C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI Mars advancing right, holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Cohen 15. RIC 177b. Bold strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 660
Hostilian, As Caesar, AD 250-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 3.74 g, 12 h), Rome, 251. C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. MARTI PROPVG Mars advancing right, holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Cohen 15. RIC 177b. With a portrait and a figure of Mars designed in fine style by a talented engraver. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 661
Hostilian, 251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Antioch, 251. C OVAL OSTIL MES COVINTVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE AVG Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand and spear in left. Cohen 45 var. RIC 204b var. (both without AVG in the reverse legend). Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 40 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
Lot 663
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h), Rome, 251-252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing to left, raising both her hands; at feet to left, lighted altar. Cohen 88. RIC 72. With an unusual, even remarkable, portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 664
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.31 g, 6 h), Rome, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. IVNO MARTIALIS Juno seated to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 46 (Mediolanum). RIC 69 (Mediolanum). Well centered with complete borders. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 665
Volusian, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 23.5 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h), Antioch. IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right; below, two pellets. Rev. VBERITAS AVG Uberitas standing facing, head left, holding purse in right hand and cornucopiae in left; in exergue, two pellets. Cohen 125. RIC 237a var. Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 666
Volusian, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 2.54 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Cohen 8. RIC 166. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 667
Aemilian, AD 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h), Rome, c. August-October 253. IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right, seen from behind. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing to left, resting right foot on helmet, holding branch in right hand and spear in left. Cohen 59. RIC 22. Clear and with an excellent portrait. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 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 669
Valerian I, 253-260. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), Rome, 253-254. IMP VALERIANVS P AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right, seen from behind. Rev. VIRTVS AVGG Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left; at his feet to right, shield. Cohen -. MIR 811d. RIC -. Fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 670
Valerian I, 253-260. Antoninianus (Billon, 15 mm, 2.95 g, 1 h), Rome, 254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVA Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left. Cohen 83. MIR 36, 25dRIC 92. MIR 36. RSC. Deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 671
Diva Mariniana, the wife of Valerian, who died before he came to the throne in 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.93 g, 12 h), struck under Valerian I, Viminacium, 253-254. DIVAE MARINIANAE Veiled and draped bust of Mariniana to right, set on crescent. Rev. CONSECRATIO Apotheosis of Mariniana: Mariniana, draped, raising right hand and holding scepter, flying upwards on peacock to right. Cohen 16. MIR 36, 220b. RIC 6. A nice, clear example of this often poorly struck issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 672
Diva Mariniana, the wife of Valerian, who died before he came to the throne in 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.01 g, 6 h), struck under Valerian I, Viminacium, 253-254. DIVAE MARINIANAE Veiled and draped bust of Mariniana to right, set on crescent. Rev. CONSECRATIO Apotheosis of Mariniana: Mariniana, draped, raising right hand and holding scepter, flying upwards on peacock to right. Cohen 16. MIR 36, 220b. RIC 6. Fine style portrait. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 673
Divus Valerian II, died 258. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 2.60 g, 1 h), Cologne, 258-259. DIVO VALERIANO CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Valerian II, raising his right hand and holding scepter with his left, seated left on eagle flying upward to right toward heaven. Cohen 5. MIR 911e. RIC 9 (Lugdunum). About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 674
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 5.01 g, 7 h), Rome, 262-263. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. LIBERT AVG Libertas standing facing, legs crossed and head turned to left, holding pileus in right hand and holding transverse scepter in left; at her right side, low column. Cohen 593 var. (S in right field). MIR 36, 472f. RIC 232. Silvered, well centered and nicely struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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 676
Salonina, Augusta, 254-268. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 3.57 g, 6 h), Struck under Gallienus, Rome. SALONINA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Salonina to right, set on a crescent. Rev. VENVS FELIX Venus seated left, holding apple in her right hand, scepter in left; at her feet, child . Cohen 115. MIR 36, 898c. RIC 7. Light deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 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 678
Saloninus, as Caesar, 255-259. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 2.88 g, 6 h), Cologne, 256. SALON VALERIANVS CAES Radiate and draped bust of Saloninus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Priestly implements: lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler. Cohen 41. MIR 36, 914e. RIC 9. Fine portrait. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 679
Macrianus, usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.04 g, 12 h), Samosata, 1st emission. IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Macrianus to right, slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. SOL INVICTO Sol, radiate and with cloak over his shoulders, standing left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. Cohen 12. MIR 1741b. RIC 12 (Antioch). Silvered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 680
Quietus, Usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.21 g, 11 h), Samosata, 1st emission. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes advancing to left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left; star to left. Cohen 14. MIR 1743n. RIC 11. Mostly silvered. A few minor deposits and a touch of porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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 682
Marius, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 269. Antoninianus (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.91 g, 7 h), Cologne. IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Marius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. AGK (corr.) 7b. RIC 17. Some silvering remaining. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Affordable Laelianus antoninianus
Lot 683
Laelianus, Romano-Gallic usurper, 269. Antoninianus (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 12 h), Cologne, early 269. IMP C LAELIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Laelianus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and, with her left, a palm branch over her left shoulder. AGK 1c. Cunetio 2501. RIC 9. Considerable traces of corrosion and light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 684
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.12 g, 7 h), Mediolanum, 1st officina, end of 270. MP C D AVRELIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILI / P Concordia seated to left, holding a standard in each hand. Calicó 3988 (same dies). RIC 87. RIC online 1355. Well-struck on a broad flan, toned and attractive. Traces of restriking on the obverse, giving Aurelian two faces (!), test cut at the middle of the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 685
Aurelian, with Vabalathus, 270-275. Antoninianus (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.18 g, 12 h), Antioch, H = 8th officina, November 270-March 272. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG / H Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VABALATHVS V C R IM D R Laureate, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right. BN 1258-61. RIC 381. Sharply struck and well-centered and much nicer than usual. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 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
Lot 687
Probus, 276-282. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.55 g, 12 h), Lugdunum. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. VICTORIA GOTHIC Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left; at her feet to left, bound captive seated left. Calicó 4219. Cohen 777. RIC 10. Vary rare and not illustrated in Calicó. Flan crack, puncture marks, scratches, some smoothing and probably repaired, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 688
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 21.5 mm, 3.73 g, 6 h), Siscia, 6th officina (S), 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate bust of Probus to left, wearing imperial mantle, holding in right hand scepter surmounted by an eagle. Rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG / XXIS Probus on horseback to left, extending right arm in salute and holding long scepter in his left; under horse's raised leg, bound captive seated left. RIC 632. Some silvering still intact. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Extremely rare Carus aureus
Lot 689
Carus, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, late 282-early 283. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. VICTORI AVG / K Victory, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left, standing left in biga galloping to left. Calicó 4282. Cohen 83. RIC 116. Extremely rare. Sharply struck and perfectly centered. Once mounted with the loop removed resulting in a chip on the edge at 7 h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 690
Carus, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.20 g, 11 h), Rome, A = 1st officina. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Radiate, and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG / AKA Victory advancing to right, holding wreath and palm branch. Cohen 98. RIC 44. With an uncommon mintmark. Silvered. Flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 691
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Antoninianus (Billon), Lot of two coins, A: 21 mm, 3.71 g, 5h. B. 22 mm, 4.16 g, 7 h. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. Emblems of the pontificate: lituus, secespita, capis, simpulum, and aspergillum. Both coins struck at the mint of Rome, the upper coin RIC 156, the lower RIC 155. Minor porosity, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 692
Magnia Urbica, Augusta, 283-285. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.76 g, 12 h), Struck under Carinus, Lugdunum, 283. MAGNIA VRBICA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Magnia Urbica to right, set on a crescent. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus standing facing, head turned to left, holding apple and scepter. Cohen 11. RIC 337 (Carinus). Partially silvered. Pitting on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Nice Nigrinian antoninianus
Lot 693
Divus Nigrinian, died circa 284. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.13 g, 10 h), struck under his father Carinus, Rome, 1st officina (A), 284-285. DIVO NIGRINIANO Radiate head of DIvus Nigrinian to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO / KAA Eagle standing facing, wings spread, its head turned left. Cohen 2. RIC 472. Excellent centering and lightly silvered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
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