nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 247
Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 11.72 g, 1 h), uncertain mint in the Provincia Asia, soon after 27 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Spinx seated to right, with her tail pointed upwards. BMC 702. BN 927. Cohen 31. RIC² 527. RPC 2204. Sutherland - (but O4 var./R1 var.). Same obverse die as Numismatica Ars Classica 72 (2013), 558. Very rare. A coin of wonderful style, lightly toned, well-struck, well-centered and with a fiercely powerful portrait of Augustus. Some flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 248
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 11.95 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 27-26. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Capricorn moving to right, with its head turned back to left and a cornucopia over its shoulders; all with a laurel wreath tied at the bottom. RIC² 493. RPC 2211. Sutherland Group IV (O5/R-.). A clear and attractive piece, with a marvelously expressive portrait of Augustus. Lightly toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 249
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 11.87 g, 11 h), Pergamon, 27/6 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right; to right, lituus curved to right. Rev. AVGV - STVS Sheaf of six ears of grain. BN 953. Cohen 32. RPC 2209. RIC² 490. Sutherland Group III, 99-115 (but dies unlisted). Rare. An elegant coin, very attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 251
Augustus. Restitution issue struck under Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.48 g, 7 h), Rome. 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 the left and lituus on right to the right. BMC 536, pl. 13, 18 (but miss-attributed as lifetime issue). Cf. RIC² 208. See Leu 71, 1997, lot 293 with the note by A. Walker for the identification of the series. For another example, see NAC 64, 2012, 1077. A pleasant, toned example from a particularly rare series. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 252
Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.65 g, 5 h), Rome, 50-54. 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. RIC² 81. A rare and nicely preserved example, beautifully toned with a lovely portrait of Agrippina and a refined portrait of Claudius. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 253
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.28 g, 6 h), Rome, 64-65. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right, with a light beard. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated left, holding a thunderbolt in his right hand and a scepter in his left. BMC 74. Cohen 119. RIC² 53. A superb toned example, struck from new dies in high relief and with an astonishing bearded portrait of Nero. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 255
Civil Wars, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.28 g, 6 h), Gaul, 67-68. SALVS GENERIS HVMANI Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Rev. S P Q R within oak wreath. Blacas cf. 64. BMC 34-36. Cohen 420. Martin 77. Nicolas 75. RIC² 72. Rare. Attractive, clear and nicely toned. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 256
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 12.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 72-73. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Radiate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PAX AVG / S C Pax standing to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand a caduceus in her left. BMC-. BN -. Cohen -. RIC² 393. With a wonderful portrait of Vespasian and a very attractive dark and glossy green patina. Edges struck flan on the obverse at 5-8 and on the reverse from 10-1, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 257
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 12.92 g, 7 h), Rome, 80-81. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair tied up in a bun at the top of her head. Rev. S-C / VESTA Vesta seated to left, holding Palladium in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 257-258 (Titus). BN 271-4. Cohen 18. RIC² 398. Struck from the same dies as UBS 78, 2008, 1572. Rare. With a charming portrait and a fine dark green patina. Has been very professionally cleaned and with somewhat smoothed surfaces mainly on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 258
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.55 g, 6 h), Rome, 82-83. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IVPPITER CONSERVATOR Eagle with spread wings, standing facing on thunderbolt, turning its head to left. BMC 52-53. BN 53. Cohen 320. RIC² 144. A particularly attractive example of this interesting issue. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 259
Nerva, 96-98. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.58 g, 7 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM Clasped hands holding legionary eagle, set upon prow to left. BMC 27. BN 16. Calicó 958. Cohen 28. RIC² 15. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 260
Nerva, 96-98. As (Copper, 29 mm, 10.67 g, 6 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM / S C Clasped hands. BMC 128. Cohen 21. RIC² 79. With a very noble portrait and a fine greenish-black patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 261
Trajan, 98-117. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.31 g, 7 h), Rome, 108-110. 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 Libertas, diademed and draped, standing facing, her head turned to left; holding pileus in her right hand and vindicta with her left. BMC 312. Calicó 1001a. Cohen 70. RIC 123 Woytek 292f. Rare. Clear and well-struck. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 262
Trajan, 98-117. Semis (Orichalcum, 17 mm, 2.99 g, 7 h), Rome, after 109. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. SC She-wolf to left. BMC 1061. Cohen 340. RIC II 694 (Quadrans). Woytek 600b. Some minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 263
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.42 g, 7 h), Rome, 132-135. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Bare head of Hadrian to left, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. PIETATI AVG COS III P P Pietas seated left on throne with a back, holding patera with her left hand and scepter with her right. BMC 565 var (bust type). Cohen 1047. RIC 219. A superb piece, with a rare and expressive, left-facing portrait of noble elegance. Some minor discoloration, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 267
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.03 g, 6 h), struck under Hadrian, Rome, 137. L• AELIVS CAESAR Draped bust of Aelius to right. Rev. TRIB POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left on throne with a back, holding patera in her outstretched right hand and resting her left arm on a cornucopia. BMC 998 (Hadrian). Cohen 9. Calicó 1443. RIC 443b (Hadrian). Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 268
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. As (Copper, 25 mm, 10.92 g, 6 h), Rome, 137. L• AELIVS• CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR• POT COS II / S-C / PANNONIA Turreted and draped figure of Pannonia standing facing, her head turned back to right, holding vexillum in her right hand and gathering up her robes with her left. BMC 1937 var. Cohen 32. RIC 1072 var. Strack 885. Very scarce with PANNONIA in the exergue rather than across the field. A particularly attractive piece. Has been professionally cleaned, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 269
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.17 g, 6 h), Rome, 151-152. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right wearing aegis. Rev. TR POT XV COS IIII / PAX Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 745 note. Calicó 1591. Cohen 586. RIC 216b. Well-centered, toned and with a noble portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 271
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 25.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 161 and later. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare-headed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. CONSECRATIO S-C Eagle, with spread wings, standing left on globe, his head turned back to right. Banti 70 (cited from a single example in Paris). BMC 870 var (bust type). Cohen 161. RIC 1264. Very rare. Sharply struck and with a very attractive dark brown patina. Minor flan crack and some traces of corrosion, especially on the globe, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 272
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.29 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 159-160. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Head of Marcus Aurelius to right, with slight drapery over shoulders. Rev. TR POT XIIII C OS II Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left. Biaggi 893. BMC 994 (Antoninus Pius; this obverse die). Calicó 1973. RIC 481b (Antoninus Pius). Clear and attractive. Very minor scratch, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 273
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 28.91 g, 12 h), Rome, 161. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XV / COS III / S - C Marcus Aurelius, togate on the left, and Lucius Verus, togate on the right, facing each other and clasping their right hands; in his left hand, Marcus holds a scroll. Banti 24. BMC 847 var. Cohen 45. RIC 796. A superb example, with a splendid, sharply struck portrait and a fine dark green patina. Very carefully and professionally cleaned after its last auction appearance, with spectacular results. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 274
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.27 g), Rome, 166. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XX IMP IIII COS III Victory standing facing and slightly to left, turning her head to right, holding palm with her right hand and setting on a palm-tree a shield inscribed VIC/PAR. BMC 406. Cohen 878. RIC 163. Clear and very well struck. Very minor striking crack, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 275
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 25 mm, 8.47 g, 6 h), Rome, 178. M AVREL• ANTONIN-VS AVG TR P XXXII Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VIIII COS III P P / S-C Aequitas standing facing with her head turned to left, holding scales with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 1682. Cohen 376. RIC 1232. An attractive piece with a fine portrait and a lovely green patina. Minor traces of cleaning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 276
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.34 g), struck under her father, Antoninus Pius, Rome, 147-150. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG F Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair bound with pearls. Rev. VENVS Venus standing to left, holding apple in her right hand and rudder entwined with dolphin in her left. BMC 1077 (same dies) = RIC 517d (Antoninus Pius). A lovely, well-struck coin with a splendid portrait of the young empress. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 277
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Rome, 164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II Mars, in military dress, standing to right, holding inverted spear in his right hand and resting his left on his shield. BMC 282. Cohen 229. RIC 515. Attractively toned and with an excellent portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 278
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.58 g, 12 h), Rome, 166. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P VI IMP IIII COS II / PAX Pax standing to left, holding olive branch and cornucopia. BMC 429. Cohen 126. RIC 561 (Marcus Aurelius). A splendid example, lightly toned and struck in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 279
Commodus, 177-192. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.18 g, 12 h), Rome, 178. L• AVREL• COMMODVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. TR P III• IMP II COS P• P Castor standing left, holding spear and bridle of a horse that stands behind him to left. Cf. BMC 774, Calicó 2337b, Cohen 760, and RIC 648 (but on all Castor holds a reversed spear). For an example struck from the same dies, see Numismatica Ars Classica 71, 2013, 244 (ex HSA 22214, once in the collection of the American Numismatic Society). An extremely rare variety, apparently unpublished. With an appealing, youthful portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 280
Commodus, 177-192. Medallion (Bimetallic, copper and orichalcum, 60 x 9 mm, 206.00 g, 12 h), with raised edges, Rome, undated, but c. 189- 191. Laureate and heroically bare 3/4 bust of Commodus with the attributes of Jupiter to left, slight drapery over his shoulders, holding, with his right hand, orb bearing Victory standing to right, and, with his left, thunderbolt; around, an inner circle of pellets, separated by a flat area from the raised edge. Rev. TSOF Mountain, (surely Mt. Argaeus in Cappadocia) of triangular shape, formed of what seem to be large boulders: two, of large size, at the base (at the left and right), along the slope, and, at the top (a cairn-like group of smaller stones); at the center, the opening of a cavern or grotto; at the top, quadriga of galloping horses driven by a male charioteer (Commodus as Sol?) – heroically nude save for a cloak around his waist – his right arm outstretched to left and his left, held behind his back, holding the reins (?); on the left slope, between two trees, rider (Phosphoros/Lucifer, the Morning Star?) galloping upwards to left, holding a long torch in his outstretched left hand; on the right hand slope, again between two trees, rider (Hesperos, the Evening Star?) galloping downwards, holding a torch in his right hand; pouring forth from the cavern to the left, a cascade (?) over which is the lupa romana standing right, with twins below (?); at the bottom center, omphalos (?) flanked by two upwardly moving crocodiles; above omphalos, boar at bay to right; in field to left, seven six-pointed stars; in field to right, above horseman, seven six-pointed stars; around, an inner circle of pellets, separated from the raised edge by a flat area. Apparently unpublished and unknown, but for medallions with heroic busts of Commodus, see Gnecchi II, pp. 52-53, 7 passim = Banti 62-63 (left facing, with aegis and spear); Gnecchi II, p. 61, 88 = Banti 286 (left facing, with shield, aegis and spear); Gnecchi II, p. 61, 87 = Banti 284 (right facing, with aegis); Gnecchi II p. 65, 125 = Banti 388 (right facing, with aegis). Of the highest rarity, unique. A spectacular and impressive medallion, with an extraordinarily fine bust of Commodus and an especially unusual reverse. With a dark, blackish-green patina. Very professionally cleaned and freed from very heavy deposits; some very minor double-striking, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 281
Crispina, Augusta, 178-182. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.31 g, 7 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, Rome, 180-182. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Crispina ro right. Rev. VENVS• FELIX Venus seated to left, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter with her left; below stool, dove standing left. BMC 47 (Commodus). Cohen 39. Calicó 2377c. RIC 287 (Commodus). Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 282
Pertinax, 193. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.26 g, 12 h), late January-March 193. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate and bearded head of Pertinax to right. Rev. PROVID DEOR COS II Providentia standing facing, with her head turned to left, raising her open right hand; above left, star. BMC 11 (this obverse die). Calicó 2389. Cohen 42. RIC 11a. Rare. With an powerful portrait of very fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 283
Pertinax, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.19 g, 11 h), Rome, 1 January - 28 March 193. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. VOT DECEN TR P COS II Pertinax, togate and veiled, sacrificing to left over a low altar, from a patera held in his right hand. BMC 24. Cohen 56. RIC 13a. Beautifully toned and with a fine portrait. Flan crack at 6h, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Extremely important Didius Julianus Aureus
Lot 284
Didius Julianus, 193. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.55 g), Rome, 28 March - 1 June 193. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. RECTOR ORBIS Didius Julianus, togate, standing front, head to left, holding globe in his right hand and volumen with his left. BMC 7 note. Biaggi 1051 (this coin). Calicó 2398 (this coin). Cohen 14. RIC 3a. Woodward, Julianus, 3 and pl. 6, 8 (same dies). Vagi 1670. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 285
Didius Julianus, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.87 g, 12 h), Rome, 28 March-1 June 193. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate and bearded head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. CONCORD MILIT Concordia standing facing, her head turned to left, holding a legionary eagle in her right hand and a vexillum in her left. BMC 2. Cohen 2 (corr.). RIC 1. Toned and with a very noble potrait. Struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 286
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 7.34 g, 12 h), Rome, 193-194. IMP CAE• L• SEP• SE-V• PERT AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. VIRT• AV-G• TR P COS Mars, helmeted and cuirassed, standing to left, holding Victory in his outstretched right hand and reversed spear in his left. BMC 32. Calicó 2570. Cohen 751. RIC 24. Well-struck, of excellent style and with a portrait reminiscent of that of Didius Julianus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 287
Septimius Severus, with Caracalla, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.41 g, 10 h), Rome, 204 (?). IMPP INVICTI PII AVGG Jugate heads to right of Septimius Severus, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Caracalla, laureate and draped. Rev. VICTORIA PARTHICA MAXIMA Victory rushing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left. BMC 266. Calicó 2597b (same obverse die). Cohen 8. Hill 677. RIC 311. Extremely rare. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 288
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.08 g, 11 h), indian imitation of the Aurei minted in Rome in 205. SEVEБYS VI - PIVS VΛC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. IM MTP P XIII - COS III PP Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in his extended right hand and scepter in his left; at Jupiter's feet to left, eagle standing left, its head turned back to right. L. A. Adams, The Indian Imitations of Roman Aurei, SAN, Vol. XVII, No. 4 (September 1989), fig. 3 (this coin). For the prototype: see Calicó 2508 and RIC 468. Cf. Triton X, 2007, 667. Attractively toned and of interesting style. Traces of mounting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 289
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.32 g, 6 h), Rome, 193-196. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. VENERI VICTR Venus, half nude and seen from behind, with her drapery folded underneath her, standing to right, holding a palm branch in her left hand, a globe in her right and leaning with her left elbow on a low column to her left. BMC 47. Calicó 2641a. Cohen 193. Hill 100. RIC 536. Attractive, sharply struck and toned. Tiny scratch on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 290
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.20 g, 12 h), Laodicea ad Mare, circa 198. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair waved with seven ridges. Rev. LAETITIA Laetitia standing to left, holding wreath and rudder. Biaggi 1143. BMC p. 162, note to 45 = C. 102. Calicó 2619a (as Rome, but from the same reverse die). Cf. Hill 344 (Rome). Cf. RIC 561 (Rome). Rare. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. Slightly porous, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 291
Macedon. Cassandreia. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.03 g, 7 h). M• AVP• AN-TONINVS Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. COLO IV CASSA Zeus Ammon standing facing, with his head turned to right, holding, in his raised left hand, a bunch of grapes, high up, behind his head. Unpublished, save for a second example that appeared as Pecunem 23, 2014, 526. Unusually clear and well preserved. Some old cleaning marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 292
Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 13.80 g, 1 h), Laodicea ad Mare, 208-209. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕ Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1156. Prieur & Amandry Group III, 41. Very rare and with an elegant portrait of unusual nobility. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Very minor scratches on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 293
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.03 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Plautilla to right, her hair in waves gathered into a bun at the back. Rev. PROPAGO IMPERI Plautilla, on the left, draped, standing to right and gathering her drapery in her left hand, and Caracalla, on the right togate and with a roll in his left hand, standing left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 405 (Caracalla). Callicó 2873. Cohen 22. RIC 362. Very rare. Toned. Marks in the fields and on the portrait, very probably once mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 294
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.35 g, 6 h), struck under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Rome. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Rev. PROPAGO IMPERI Plautilla, on the left standing to right, and Caracalla, on the right standing to left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 406. Cohen 21. RIC 362. Toned and attractive, with an extremely attractive portrait. Reverse lightly struck and with a tiny flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 295
Geta, 209-211. As (Copper, 27.5 mm, 11.28 g, 1 h), Rome, 211. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P III COS II Pietas, diademed, draped and with a very elaborate drapery over her left shoulder, standing right, holding scepter with her right hand and pointing towards her face with a finger of her left; to right, two small children, lifting hands to one another and apparently dancing. BMC 277. Cohen 152. RIC 177a. Well struck and clear, with an enigmatic reverse. Skillfully cleaned and lightly tooled, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 296
Geta, 209-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.79 g, 12 h), Tyre, 209-211. ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΤΑC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β Eagle, with spread wings and his head to left, standing facing on club; holding wreath in his beak; between legs, murex shell. Bellinger 302. Prieur 1541. A beautifully toned and well-struck coin of a splendid, plump style. Almost imperceptible scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 297
Macrinus, 217-218. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Rome, spring-summer 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Radiate and draped bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter standing to left, with drapery over his left arm, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left; before him, small figure of Macrinus. BMC 18. Clay Issue 1. Cohen 38. RIC 77. Nicely toned and with a fine, mannered portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 298
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), Rome, spring-summer 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. SECVRITAS TEMPORVM Securitas standing to left, with her legs crossed, holding scepter in her left hand and leaning on column. BMC 80. Clay Issue 1. Cohen 122 var. RIC 91. Toned, and with a surprisingly accurate and un-idealized portrait. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 299
Macrinus, 217-218. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.11 g, 6 h), Rome, 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P Annona seated to left, holding corn ears in her outstretched right hand and a cornucopia with her left; to left, at her feet, modius with grain ears. BMC -. Cohen 57 var. Calicó 2955. RIC 18 var. Very rare. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 301
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.23 g, 6 h), Rome, late July 217 - end February 218. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, seen from behind. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian standing front, his head turned to right, holding standard with his right hand and scepter in his left; to right, two standards. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 102. Sharp, clear and lustrous with a wonderful portrait. Reverse struck from clashed dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 302
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.89 g, 1 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P / LIB AVG II Elagabalus togate, seated left on a platform, holding scepter in his left hand and extending his right arm to left; standing left before him on the platform, Libertas holding abacus and cornucopia; below left, togate citizen moving to right, up the steps to the platform. Biaggi 1286 var. BMC -, but cf. p. 546 top and pl. 87, 3 (same reverse die). Cohen -. Calicó 3000 (same dies). RIC 9c. Extremely rare, clear, well-struck and well-centered with an interesting reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 303
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 220-222. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. SECVRITAS SAECVLI Securitas seated right, supporting her head with her right hand and holding scepter with her left. BMC 229. Cohen 271. RIC 145. A lovely coin, lustrous and with a splendid portrait. Slightly irregular flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 304
Aquilia Severa, Augusta, 220-221 & 221-222, second and fourth wife of Elagabalus. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), Rome. 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. With a splendid and beguiling portrait of the young empress, toned and struck in very good silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 305
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.20 g, 7 h), Rome, 230. IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. P M TR P VIIII COS III P P Severus Alexander, as Romulus, in military dress, walking to right, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder. Biaggi 1331. BMC 620. Calicó 3121 (same dies). Cohen-. RIC 103. A superb, toned and sharply struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
A perfect Severus Alexander denarius
Lot 306
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.11 g, 1 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate bust of Severus Alexander to right, with drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDE-NTIA AVG Providentia standing front, head to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-8. Cohen 501. RIC 250b. A truly wonderful example, perfectly struck from fresh dies, sharp, toned and exceptional. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 307
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.76 g, 5 h), Rome, March 235 - January 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Maximinus, in military dress, standing left between two standards, raising his right hand in salute and holding reversed spear in his left. BMC 77. Cohen 55. RIC 3. Sharply struck and with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 308
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Rome, 236-238. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right, seen from behind. Rev. VICTORIA GERM Victory standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; at her feet to left, German captive. BMC 186. Cohen 107. RIC 23. Sharp, clear, lightly toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 309
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.88 g, 1 h), wife of Maximinus I, Rome, second emission, 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. Attractive, nicely toned and with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 310
Gordian I, 238. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.59 g, 11 h), Rome, March-April 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I to right, seen from behind. Rev. SECVRITAS AVGG Securitas seated left, holding short scepter in her right hand and leaning with her left arm on throne. BMC 11. Cohen 10. RIC 5. Attractive and clear. Some surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 311
Balbinus, 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 4.45 g, 12 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. With a very attractive dark patina as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 312
Balbinus, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 18.23 g, 12 h), Rome, April-May 238. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM S C Providentia standing to left, holding cornucopia in her left hand and wand in her right; at her feet to left, globe. Banti 8. BMC 34. Cohen 24. RIC 19. Attractive greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 313
Pupienus, 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 25 mm, 4.91 g, 12 h), Rome. IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. CARITAS MVTVA AVGG Clasped right hands. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 10b. With a fine and sharp portrait of Pupienus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 314
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.19 g, 7 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus standing to right, holding snake with her right hand, which she feeds from a patera held in her left. Cohen 325. RIC 129a. Very sharp and bright. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 316
Philip I, 244-249. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.01 g, 4 h), struck to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 248. IMP• PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG Low column inscribed with COS III. Biaggi 1384 (this coin). Calicó 3258. Cohen 191 cor. RIC 24. Very rare. Toned and with a good portrait. Some bangs, scratches and traces of mounting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 317
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 3.95 g, 12 h), struck under Philip I, Rome, 246-248. M OTACIL S-EVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right wearing stephane. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Concordia seated left on throne with a back, holding patera and double cornucopia. Biaggi 1386. Calicó 3264. Cohen 2. RIC IV 125a (under Philip I). Extremely rare. Toned and with a fine portrait. Slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 318
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 16.97 g, 11 h), struck under Philip I, Rome, 246. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, wearing stephane. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S C Concordia seated to left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopia with her left. Banti 4. Cohen 10. RIC 203a (Philip I). Struck on an unusually broad flan, with a good portrait and an attractive, dark, brown-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 319
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: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 320
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, early 251. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla set on crescent to right. Rev. FECVNDITAS AVG Fecunditas standing facing, with her head turned to left, holding cornucopia in her left hand and extending her right to child, standing front, head to right and with hands raised towards her. Cohen 8. RIC 55b. Very well-struck, with an outstandingly fine portrait in high relief, toned, and one of the finest Antoniniani of Etruscilla this cataloguer has ever seen. Very thin flan crack, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 321
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 2.99 g, 12 h), Rome, circa 250-251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Bareheaded and draped bust of Etruscus to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Herennius, as Princeps Iuventutis, walking to left, holding wand in his right hand and transverse spear with his left. Calicó 3311a. Cohen 25. RIC 147a. Very rare and with an elegant portrait of the young prince. Minor marks and slightly buffed, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 322
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 250-251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Bareheaded and draped bust of Etruscus to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Prince standing left, holding standard in his right hand and spear in his left. Calicó 3312 (but with a photograph of a coin of Hostilian in error). Cohen 32. RIC 148a. Trau 2806 (same obverse die). Extremely rare. With some almost invisible marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 323
Hostilian, as Caesar, 250-251. Aureus (Gold, 17.5 mm, 3.76 g, 5 h), Rome, circa 251. C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Hostilian to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Prince standing left, holding standard in his right hand and scepter in his left. Calicó 3316a. Cohen 33 var. (Hostilian holding spear). RIC 181b var (Hostilian holding spear). Very rare. A lovely example with an elegant portrait, finely toned and with beautiful, lustrous surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 324
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Binio (Gold, 22 mm, 6.27 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her right. Biaggi 1415. Calicó 3333. Cohen 36. RIC 8. Same dies as Leu 87 (2003) 78. A very attractive, toned example with a fine portrait. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
With a wonderful pedigree. Plate coin in Calicó.
Lot 325
Volusian, 251-253. Binio (Gold, 22 mm, 5.62 g), 252. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. SALVS AVGG Salus standing right, holding snake in her right hand and feeding it from a patera held in her left. Biaggi 1422. Calicó 3373a (this coin). Cohen 117 corr. (bust type). RIC 152. Very rare. A lovely coin with lustrous, toned surfaces and a fine portrait. Minor scuffs, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 326
Aemilian, 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.42 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVAT Jupiter standing to left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; at his feet to left, Aemilian standing at left. Cohen 16. RIC 4. With a remarkably fine portrait, beautifully modeled, toned, and in relatively high relief. Reverse lightly struck as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 328
Valerian I, 253-260. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 2.84 g, 6 h), Rome, 256-257. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory standing to left, holding shield set on the ground with her right hand and a palm branch in her left. Calicó 3446 (same dies). Cohen 220,225. RIC 53. Very rare. Beautifully toned and unusually well-struck on both sides. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 330
Gallienus, 253-268. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 2.94 g, 8 h), Rome, 256-257. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG Providentia standing to left, holding wand with her right hand and cornucopia with her left; at her feet to left, globe. Calicó 3578a. Cohen -. RIC -. An impressively well-struck example, nicely toned, with a clear and bold portrait of the emperor. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 331
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.99 g, 6 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 261. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Laureate head of Postumus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory in biga galloping to right. Calicó 3790 (this coin). Cohen 396. RIC42 (Treveri). Schulte 13a (this coin). Extremely rare. Some scrapes on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 332
Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.92 g, 6 h), Milan, 268-269. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right. Rev. PAX EXERC Pax standing to left, holding olive branch and scepter. Biaggi 1263. Calicó 3948. Cohen 208. H & L 40 (this coin). RIC 176 (Siscia). Sharp and well-struck, without the usual surface problems these coins often have. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 333
Tetricus I, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 271-274. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.01 g, 12 h), Treveri (Trier), December 272 - March 273. IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tetricus I to right. Rev. P M TR P III COS II P P Emperor standing right in military dress, with his left foot set on globe, holding spear in his right hand and parazonium in his left. Biaggi 1554 (this coin). C 130. Calicó 3893 (this coin). Jameson 278 (this coin). RIC 7. Schulte 50a (this coin). Attractive and clear. Minor marks and slightly buffed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 334
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 overstriking on the obverse, giving Aurelian two faces (!), test cut at the middle of the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 335
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.72 g, 12 h), Mediolanum, 3rd emission, mid 271-272. IMP C L DOM AURELIANVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left; at his feet to right, seated captive. BN 427. Calicó 4048. Cohen 270. Göbl 127q (dies 112/298). RIC 182. RIC Online 1484. Attractive, clear and struck on a broad flan. Usual minor marks and matte surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 336
Aurelian, 270-275. Aureus (Gold, 22 mm, 5.20 g, 12 h), Tripolis, spring-summer 273. IMP AURELIANVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. VIRTVS ILLVRICI Mars advancing to right, holding spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left; at his feet to right, seated captive. Calicó 4058a (same dies). Cohen 281. RIC 379 corr (Antioch). RIC Online 3211. An attractive coin, struck on a broad flan, sharp, toned and with a fascinating portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 337
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.38 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, early 275-summer 275. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. MARS INVICTVS / XXI On the left, Mars, in military dress standing to right, holding spear in his left hand, and, with his right, receiving globe from the right hand of Sol, on the right standing left, holding whip in his left hand, and stepping with his right foot on a bound captive in oriental dress to left. BN 1216. RIC 358. RIC Online 3073. A spectacular, very sharply struck coin, fully silvered and unusually nice. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 338
Probus, 276-282. Aureus (Gold, 22.5 mm, 6.67 g, 12 h), Serdica, 280. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, with gorgoneion on his cuirass, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield decorated with a gorgoneion over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIAE / AVG Victory driving quadriga to left holding wreath with her outstretched right hand and palm fond with her left. Calicó 4230 var (shield). Cohen 785. RIC 833G var (shield). Very rare. Attractively toned and well struck. Very minor marks and bangs, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 339
Tacitus, 275-276. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.14 g, 5 h), Siscia, 276. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETE-RNAE Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left on a high-backed throne, holding Victory in her right hand and a scepter with her left; below throne, shield. BN 1718. Calicó 4088. Cohen 112. RIC 74. Well-struck and with a fine yellowish-green toning. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 340
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.32 g, 11 h), commemorating the capture of Ctesiphon, Antioch, 283. IMP C M AVR CARINVS NOB C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG / SMA Victory advancing to right, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm branch in her left. Biaggi 1677. Calicó 4393b (this coin). Cohen -. RIC -. Vagi 2485. Extremely rare. Toned and attractive. Very light scratches, possibly graffiti, on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 341
Numerian, 283-284. Heavy Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.37 g, 12 h), Siscia, 284. IMP C NVMERIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Numerian to right. Rev. ORIENS AVGG Sol standing facing with his head turned to left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left; in field to left, star. Biaggi 1658. Calicó 4309 (same dies). Cohen 33. RIC 454. Very rare. A splendid example, beautifully toned and particularly attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 18500 CHF
Lot 342
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.33 g), Cyzicus, 290-293. DIOCLETIANVS – AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. COS - IIII Emperor, laureate, wearing armor and raising his right hand in salute, riding horse walking to right. Calicó 4446. Cohen 55. Depeyrot 9/1. Lukanc 4. RIC 288. Bright, lustrous and most attractive. Very minor nick at 1° on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 343
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 5.27 g, 6 h), Siscia, 293-294. DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI C ONS - ERVATORI Jupiter standing to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. Calicó 4492. Cohen -. RIC 6. Very rare. Well-struck and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 344
Diocletian, 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 17.8 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h), Rome, 4th officina, 295-297. DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / Δ The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod in front of the gate of a six-turreted camp. RIC 40a. Toned and attractive. Minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 345
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 5.28 g, 1 h), Nicomedia, 294. DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSE-RVATORI / SMN Jupiter, nude but for his cloak, standing to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. Calicó 4494 (same dies). Depeyrot 2/4. RIC 5a. A splendid example, well-struck, toned and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 346
Diocletian, 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.40 g, 6 h), Siscia, 294-295. DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM The Tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with four turrets. Jelocnik 1. RIC VI 32a. Same dies as Obolos 9, 25 March 2018, 433. Sharply struck and nicely toned. Flan crack at 2h, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 347
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Quinarius (Bronze, 14 mm, 0.68 g, 6 h), Rome, 3rd officina (Γ), 285-286. IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSER-VAT AVGG / Γ Jupiter standing facing, head to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. Cohen 351. King Rome 32. RIC 519. Very rare. Well struck and with an attractive dark patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 675 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Plate coin in Calicó
Lot 348
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.09 g, 12 h), Rome, 1st officina, 295-296. MAXIMIA-NVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right. Rev. HERCVLI VICTORI /PR Hercules standing facing, his head turned to left, holding branch in his right hand and club together with lion's skin in his left. Calicó 4673 (this coin). Cohen 300 var. Depeyrot 5A/3. RIC -. Extremely rare. Very attractively toned. Very light die break on the reverse at 9 o'clock, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 349
Constantius I Chlorus, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 5.35 g, 11 h), Rome, 1st officina, 294. D N CONSTA-NTIO NOB C Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. PRINCI-PI IV-VENTVTIS / PROM Constantius wearing short tunica and cloak, standing facing with his head turned to left, holding long scepter with his left hand and standard with his right. Calicó 4865. Cohen 233 var (obverse legend). Depeyrot 9/12. RIC -. Very rare. Attractively toned and well-struck. Some light marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 350
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 16 mm, 5.27 g, 7 h), Trier, 293-305. MAXIMI - ANVS NOB C Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG – ET CAESS N N / TR Jupiter, nude to the waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left. Bastien & Metzger, Beaurains 329 (this coin). Calicó 4914. Cohen 121. Depeyrot 4/15. RIC 53. Very rare, and with a very attractive reddish tone as found. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 351
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.30 g, 11 h), Antioch, 293-295. MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES Laureate, head of Galerius to right. Rev. IOVI CONS CAES/ SMAZ Jupiter standing to left, nude but for drapery over his shoulders, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. Calicó 4911. Cohen 117. Depeyrot 8/4. RIC - (cf. 4b, but with an eagle on the reverse). Very rare. Struck in high relief on a broad flan; nicely toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 352
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.33 g, 12 h), Antioch, 9th officina, 297. MAXIMIA-NVS CAESAR Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / ✷ANTH Camp gate with three turrets and no doors. RIC VI 38b. Rare, perfectly centered and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 353
Severus II, as Caesar, 305-306. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.37 g, 12 h), Nicomedia. SEVERVS NOB CAES Laureate head of Severus to right. Rev. MARTI PA-TRI NK /SMN Mars standing to left, holding spear with his left hand and resting his right on shield set on the ground by his side. Calicó 4996. Cohen 55. Depeyrot 9/3. RIC 34. Very rare. Struck on a broad flan and clear. Some porosity and marks on both sides, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 354
Maxentius, as Princeps and Caesar, 306-307. Aureus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 5.57 g, 1 h), Rome, 1st officina, late 306-early spring 307. MAXENTIVS - PRINC INVICT Laureate head of Maxentius to right. Rev. HERCVLI COMITI -AVGG ET CAESS NN /E /PR Hercules, laureate and with lion's skin over one shoulder and quiver over the other, standing facing, his head to left, holding club in his right hand and bow with his left. Biaggi 1915. Calicó 5064. Carson, pp. 59-73, 89 (this coin). Depeyrot 15/5. Drost 4/1 (this coin). RIC 138. Extremely rare. Well-struck and clear. Very slightly matte surfaces as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 355
Maximinus II, 310-313. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 5.48 g, 5 h), Thessalonica, 7th officina, 311-313. MAXIMINV-S AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Maximinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing to left, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak for Jupiter; in field to right, Z. Biaggi 1893. Calicó 5016. Cohen 122. Depeyrot 5/3. RIC 44b. Very rare, toned and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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