obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Lot 694
Publius Calpurnius, 133 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. P · CALP / ROMA Venus, holding reins in right hand and whip in left, driving galloping biga right; above, Victory flying left, crowning Venus with wreath. Babelon (Calpurnia) 2. Crawford 247/1. Sydenham 468. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 695
L. Opimius, 131 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 1 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; wreath behind, mark of value below chin. Rev. L · OPEIMI / ROMA Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins in left hand and wreath in right. Babelon (Opimia) 12. Crawford 253/1. Sydenham 473. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 696
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 128 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; stalk of grain to left, denomination mark below chin. Rev. CN · DOM Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and whip in right; below horses, man attacking lion with spear. Babelon (Domitia) 14. Crawford 261/1. Sydenham 514. With an interesting hunting scene on the reverse. Scratches in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus, 128 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; denomination mark behind. Rev. ROMA Pax driving galloping biga right, holding olive branch in right hand, scepter and reins in left; below, elephant’s head right, wearing bell. Babelon (Caecilia) 38. Crawford 262/1 (Anonymous). Sydenham 496 (Anonymous). Bold strike with attractive toning. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 698
M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, 127 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.81 g, 2 h), Rome. ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet; denomination mark below chin. Rev. M · METELLVS · Q · F · around Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Caecilia) 29. Crawford 263/1a. Sydenham 480. Well centered and toned. very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 699
C. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, 125 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 12 h). ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet ornamented with griffin's head; denomination mark below chin. Rev. C · METELLVS Jupiter, holding reins in right hand and thunderbolt with left, driving biga of elephants to left; above, Victory flying right, holding wreath with which to crown Jupiter. Babelon (Caecilia) 14. Crawford 269/1. Sydenham 485. Well centered and attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 700
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. CN · DOMI Jupiter driving quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in his right hand. Babelon (Domitia) 7. Crawford 285/1. Sydenham 535. Die-rust on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 701
M. Sergius Silus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.77 g, 4 h), Rome. EX · S · C / ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. Q / M · SERGI / SILVS Helmeted cavalryman riding to left, holding sword and severed head of a barbarian warrior in right hand. Babelon (Sergia) 1. Crawford 286/1. Sydenham 534. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 702
Anonymous, 115 or 114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.76 g, 9 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. Roma seated to right on pile of shields; in the fields above, two birds flying; before, she-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Crawford 287/1. RSC Anonymous 176. Sydenham 530. Toned. Light porosity and a few scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 703
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 9 h), Rome. M · CIPI · M · F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and palm branch tied with fillet in right; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Deeply toned. Small puncture on helmet visor, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 704
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. M · CIPI · M · F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and palm branch tied with fillet in right; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 705
C. Fonteius, 114-113 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.80 g, 11 h), Rome. Laureate, janiform head of the Dioscuri; to left, M; to right, denomination mark. Rev. C · FONT / ROMA Galley with three rowers to left, horator at stern. Babelon (Fonteia) 1. Crawford 290/1. Sydenham 555. Lightly toned. Faint scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 706
Man. Aemilius Lepidus, 114-113 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.78 g, 6 h), Rome. RO(MA) Diademed and draped bust of Roma right; denomination mark behind. Rev. (MN) · AEMILIO / L-E-P Equestrian statue right atop aqueduct. Babelon (Aemilia) 7. Crawford 291/1. Sydenham 554. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 707
L. Philippus, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.88 g, 5 h), Rome. Male head to right, wearing diademed helmet with goat's horns; below chin, Φ; behind, ROMA monogram. Rev. Equestrian statue on tablet inscribed L PHILIPPVS; below horse, XVI monogram. Babelon (Marcia) 12. Crawford 293/1. Sydenham 551. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Gladiatorial match
Lot 708
T. Didius, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.68 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; monogram of ROMA behind, denomination mark below. Rev. T · DEIDI Battle between gladiator armed with a whip and a shield, on the left, and one with a sword and shield on the right. Babelon (Didia) 2. Crawford 294/1. Sydenham 550. Excellent head of Roma. Some deposits and cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 709
L. Torquatus, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 6 h), Rome. RO(MA) Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X; all within decorated torque. Rev. L · TORQVA / EX · S · C Warrior on horseback galloping left, holding spear in right hand and shield at his side; Q to right. Babelon (Manlia) 2. Crawford 295/1. Sydenham 545. Well centered and toned. Bankers' marks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 710
Cn. Blasio Cn.f, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.87 g, 7 h), Rome. CN · BLASIO · CN · F Helmeted head of Mars (or Scipio Africanus?) to right; behind, palm branch; above, denomination mark. Rev. ROMA Jupiter, holding long scepter in right hand, standing between Juno and Minerva; between Jupiter and Minerva, monogram of AB. Babelon (Cornelia) 19. Crawford 296/1h. Sydenham 561c. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 711
Ti. Quinctius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.93 g, 9 h), Rome. Laureate bust of Hercules to left, seen from behind, wearing lion’s skin and holding club over far shoulder. Rev. TI Q / D · S · S incuse on tablet Two horses galloping left, a desultor riding the nearest one; above, F·; below, rat to left. Babelon (Quinctia) 6. Crawford 297/1. Sydenham 563. Old cabinet toning with light iridescence. Removed from NGC holder 4935646-011 graded XF. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 712
Ti. Quinctius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.94 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate bust of Hercules to left, seen from behind, wearing lion’s skin and holding club over far shoulder. Rev. TI Q / D · S · S incuse on tablet Two horses galloping left, a desultor riding the nearest one; above, K/·; below, rat to left. Babelon (Quinctia) 6. Crawford 297/1. Sydenham 563. Bold strike with attractive cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 713
Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.75 g, 11 h), Rome. Bust of Apollo seen from behind to left, wearing a taenia and with a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand; to right, monogram of AP. Rev. L · CÆSI The Lares Praestites seated facing, turned slightly to right, each on a stool and each holding a long staff in his right hand; between them, dog standing right; to left and right, monograms of LA and PRE; above, between them, bust of Vulcan to left, wearing his cap and with tongs behind him to right. Babelon (Caesia) 1. Crawford 298/1. Sydenham 564. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 714
Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 1 h), Rome. Bust of Apollo seen from behind to left, wearing a taenia and with a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand; to right, monogram of AP. Rev. L · CÆSI The Lares Praestites seated facing, turned slightly to right, each on a stool and each holding a long staff in his right hand; between them, dog standing right; to left and right, monograms of LA and PRE; above, between them, bust of Vulcan to left, wearing his cap and with tongs behind him to right. Babelon (Caesia) 1. Crawford 298/1. Sydenham 564. Light scrape on obverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 715
Appius Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancius and Q. Urbinius, 111-110 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.95 g, 3 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, quadrangular device. Rev. AP · CL · T · (MANL) · Q · (VR) Victory, holding reins in both hands, driving galloping triga right. Babelon (Claudia) 2. Crawford 299/1a. Sydenham 570. Lightly toned and well-struck. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 716
C. Claudius Pulcher, 110-109 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.91 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. C · PVLCHER Victory, holding reins in both hands, driving galloping biga right. Babelon (Claudia) 1. Crawford 300/1. Sydenham 569. Bold strike and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 717
Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n, 65 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.96 g, 9 h), Rome. Radiate head of Sol to right; X below chin. Rev. (MN) · AQVIL / ROMA Luna driving galloping biga right, holding reins in both hands; crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. Babelon (Aquillia) 1. Crawford 303/1. Sydenham 557. A pleasing example with attractive toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 290 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 718
L. Memmius, 109-108 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.80 g, 8 h), Rome. Male head to right, wearing oak wreath; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · MEMMI The Dioscuri standing facing, each holding spear in right hand and bridle of his horse in left; star above each of their heads. Babelon (Memmia) 1. Crawford 304/1. Sydenham 558. Light toning. Scrape on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 719
L. Valerius Flaccus, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.92 g, 4 h), Rome. Draped bust of Victory to right; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · VALERI / FLACCI Mars walking left, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder; before, apex; behind, grain-ear. Babelon (Valeria) 11. Crawford 306/1. Sydenham 565. Iridescent toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 720
C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba, 106 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.67 g, 12 h), Rome. D · P · P Jugate and laureate heads of the Dei Penates to left. Rev. C · SV(LP)ICI · C · F Two male figures standing facing one another, each holding a spear in his right hand and with his left pointing at a sow which lies between them; F above. Babelon (Sulpicia) 1. Crawford 312/1. Sydenham 572. Well centered. about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 721
Lucius Aurelius Cotta, 105 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.93 g, 8 h), Rome. Draped bust of Vulcan to right, wearing laureate pileus; behind, mark of value above tongs; below chin, O·; all within wreath. Rev. L · COT Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings displayed and head left; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 314/1b; Sydenham 577; Aurelia 21. Babelon (Aurelia) 21. Crawford 314/1b. Sydenham 577. Well-centered and bold. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 722
L. Thorius Balbus, 105 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.83 g, 8 h), Rome. I · S · M · R Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat's skin headdress. Rev. L · THORIVS / BALBVS Bull charging right; above, S. Babelon (Thoria) 1. Crawford 316/1. Sydenham 598. Well centered and lightly toned. A few areas with hairline scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 723
Q. Thermus M.f, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.89 g, 12 h), Rome. Head of Mars to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet. Rev. Q · (THE)RM · (MF) Two warriors fighting, each armed with a sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade, the other wears horned helmet. Babelon (Minucia) 19. Crawford 319/1. Sydenham 592. Light iridescent toning. An attractive, well struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 724
L. Julius L.f. Caesar, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.98 g, 4 h), Rome. CAESAR Helmeted head of Mars to left; above, ./D/. Rev. L.IVLI.L.F Venus in biga of cupids to left; above, ./D/. Babelon (Julia) 4. Crawford 320/1. Sydenham 593. Toned. Struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 725
C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.83 g, 2 h), Rome. Veiled and turreted head of Cybele right; behind, ·/C. Rev. C · FABI · C · F Victory, holding goad in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping biga right; below, stork standing right. Babelon (Fabia) 15. Crawford 322/1a. Sydenham 589. Light scratches and roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 726
M. Servilius C.f, 100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.84 g, 10 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; P to left. Rev. M · SERVEILI C · F Two warriors, a Roman and a barbarian, fighting on foot, each armed with sword in right hand and shield on left arm, horse prancing behind each; H in exergue. Babelon (Servilia) 13. Crawford 327/1. Sydenham 602. Well-centered and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 727
C. Allius Bala, 92 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. BALA Diademed female head (Diana?) to right; C below chin. Rev. C · ALLI Diana driving galloping biga of stags right, holding spear and reins in left hand, torch in right; grasshopper below; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Aelia) 4Crawford 336/1b. Sydenham 595. Toned. Banker's mark on cheek, corrosion on edge, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 728
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, headdress of Isis. Rev. L PISO FRVGI Horseman galloping right, holding palm branch in right hand, reins in left; below, CXXVIII. Babelon (Calpurnia) 11. Crawford 340/1. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 729
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.81 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, D; below chin, D. Rev. L PISO FRVGI / LXXIIII Horseman galloping right, holding palm branch in right hand, reins in left. Babelon (Calpurnia) 11. Crawford 340/1. Sydenham 665. Toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 730
Q. Titius, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.27 g, 10 h), Rome. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Q · TITI Pegasus springing right on tablet. Babelon (Titia) 2. Crawford 341/2. Sydenham 692. Strong strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 731
Q. Titius, 90 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.89 g, 5 h), Rome. Draped and winged bust of Victory to right. Rev. Q · TITI Pegasus leaping right. Babelon (Titia) 3. Crawford 341/3. King 44. Sydenham 693. Toned. Light scratches and flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 732
C. Vibius C.f. Pansa, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h), Rome. PANSA Laureate head of Apollo to right; below chin, bucranium. Rev. C · VIBIVS · C · F Minerva driving galloping quadriga to right, holding spear and reins in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left. Babelon (Vibia) 2. Crawford 342/5b. Sydenham 684. Minor deposits and porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Abduction of the Sabine women
Lot 733
L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.80 g, 5 h), Rome. SABIN Bare head of King Tatius to right; TA monogram to right. Rev. L · TITVRI The Abduction of the Sabine Women: two soldiers, facing each other, each carrying off a Sabine woman in his arms. Babelon (Tituria) 1. Crawford 344/1a. Sydenham 698. Well centered and struck with a fine portrait of King Tatius. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 734
Cn. Lentulus Clodianus, 88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted bust of Mars to right, seen from behind, wearing balteus over right shoulder with parazonium, vertical spear behind left shoulder. Rev. CN · LENTVL Victory, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and reins in left driving galloping biga right. Babelon (Cornelia) 50. Crawford 345/1. Sydenham 702. Lightly toned and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 735
L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.78 g, 1 h), Rome. DOS-SEN Laureate head of Neptune to right, with trident behind his neck. Rev. [L · RVBRI] Victory advancing to right, holding wreath and palm frond; altar to right. Babelon (Rubria) 4. Crawford 348/4. Sydenham 708. Nicely toned. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 736
M. Fannius and L. Critonius, 86 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h), Rome. AED · PL Wreathed and draped bust of Ceres to right. Rev. M · FAN · L · CR(IT) The aediles M. Fannius and L. Critonius seated right; PA (publico argento) behind, ear of grain before. Babelon (Critonia) 1a. Crawford 351/1. Sydenham 717. Scarce issue. Well struck and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 737
L. Julius Bursio, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.99 g, 12 h), Rome. Laureate, winged and draped bust of Apollo Vejovis to right, trident at shoulder; behind, shepherd's staff. Rev. L · IVLI · BVRSIO Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding reins in her left hand and wreath in her right; above, CA. Babelon, (Julia) 5. Crawford 352/1c. Sydenham 728d. Attractive light toning with golden hues. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 738
Mn. Fonteius C.f, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.96 g, 6 h), Rome. (MN) FO(NT)EI C · F Laureate head of Vejovis to right; below, thunderbolt; below chin, monogram of ROMA. Rev. The infant Genius seated on goat right; above, pilei of the Dioscuri; in exergue, filleted thyrsus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Fonteia) 9. Crawford 353/1a. Sydenham 724. Attractively toned. Small mark in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 739
Mn. Fonteius C.f, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Rome. (MN) FO(NT)EI C · F Laureate head of Vejovis to right; below, thunderbolt. Rev. The infant Genius seated on goat right; in the fields, pilei of the Dioscuri; in exergue, filleted thyrsus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Fonteia) 10. Crawford 353/1c. Sydenham 724a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 740
P. Crepusius, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with scepter on his far shoulder; behind, E; below chin, farming implement. Rev. P · CREPVSI Horseman to right, brandishing spear with his right hand; in left field, CCTXXXIIII. Babelon (Crepusia) 1. Crawford 361/1c. Sydenham 738a. Excellent strike with perfect centering and nice toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Man's best friend
Lot 741
C. Mamilius Limetanus, 82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.85 g, 3 h), Rome. Draped bust of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos and with caduceus over his left shoulder; behind head, E. Rev. C · MAMIL LIME(TA)N Ulysses standing right, holding staff in his left hand and extending his right towards his dog Argus who is barking in greeting on the right. Babelon (Mamilia) 6. Crawford 362/1. Sydenham 741. Lightly toned and with an iconic reverse. Striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 742
M. Porcius Cato, 89 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.64 g, 7 h), Rome. M · C(AT)O · PRO · PR Head of Liber to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. VIC(TR)IX Victory seated right, holding patera in her right hand and palm-branch in her left. Babelon (Porcia) 11. Crawford 462/2. Sydenham 1054a. Toned. Minor roughness and banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 743
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 5 h), Rome. S · C Laureate head of Jupiter to right; below chin, A·. Rev. Q ·(ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding wreath in right hand, reins and palm branch in left. Babelon, (Antonia) 1b. Crawford 364/1c; Sydenham 742a. Light toning with deeper hues around the devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 744
C. Annius T.f. T.n, 82-81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.81 g, 11 h), Rome. C · ANNI · T · F · T · N · PRO · COS · EX · S · C Diademed and draped female bust to right; below, · R ·. Rev. L · FABI · L · F · HISP / Q Victory, holding palm branch in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga to right. Babelon (Annia) 2, (Fabia) 17. Crawford 366/1b. Sydenham 748a. Well centered with pleasing iridescent tones. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 745
L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.82 g, 7 h), mint moving with Sulla in Italy. L · MANLI - PRO · Q Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L · SVLLA · IM Sulla driving slow quadriga to right; above, Victory flying left, crowning him with wreath held in right hand. Babelon (Manlia) 4. Crawford 367/5. Sydenham 757. A desirable example, nicely toned and struck on good metal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A serrated fourrée
Lot 746
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, 81 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver plated bronze, 19 mm, 2.56 g, 1 h), Rome. HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev. A · POST · A · F S · N · (AL)BIN Togate figure standing to left, saluting, with his right hand, legionary eagle to left, and with his left in the folds of his toga; to right, fasces bound with axe. Babelon (Postumia) 8. Crawford 372/2. Sydenham 746. Core exposed on the obverse before Hispania's nose and chin. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 747
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, 81 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.79 g, 3 h), Rome. HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev. [A ·] POST · A · F S · N · (AL)BIN Togate figure standing to left, saluting, with his right hand, legionary eagle to left, and with his left in the folds of his toga; to right, fasces bound with axe. Babelon (Postumia) 8. Crawford 372/2. Sydenham 746. Nicely toned and well-struck. Faint scratch on cheek, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 748
C. Marius C.f. Capito, 81 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), Rome. CAPIT · CXXXVI Draped bust of Ceres to right, wearing grain wreath and earring; before head, knife. Rev. C · MARI · C · F / S · C Plowman with yoke of two oxen to left; above, CXXXVI. Babelon (Maria) 9. Crawford 378/1c. Sydenham 744b. An attractive example with light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 749
C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.84 g, 6 h), Rome. S · C Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace. Rev. C · NÆ · B(AL)B Victory driving galloping triga right, holding reins in both hands; above, TXV. Babelon, (Naevia) 6. Crawford 382/1b. Sydenham 769b. Attractive old collection toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 750
M. Volteius M.f, 75 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.87 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate and bearded head of Jupiter to right. Rev. M · VOLTEI · M · F Tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with winged thunderbolt in pediment. Babelon (Volteia) 1. Crawford 385/1. Sydenham 774. Well centered and attractively toned, with a finely detailed temple. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 751
M. Volteius M.f, 75 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h), Rome. Head of youthful Hercules to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. M · VOLTEI · M · F Boar running right. Babelon (Volteia) 2. Crawford 385/2. Sydenham 775. Perfectly centered and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 752
L. Rutilius Flaccus, 77 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.63 g, 6 h), Rome. FLAC Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L · RVTILI Victory driving biga to right, holding reins in her right hand and wreath in her left. Babelon (Rutilia) 1. Crawford 387/1. Sydenham 780. Well struck. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 753
L. Rutilius Flaccus, 77 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.84 g, 12 h), Rome. FLAC Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L · RVTILI Victory driving biga to right, holding wreath in her right hand and reins in left. Babelon (Rutilia) 1. Crawford 387/1. Sydenham 780. Light toning around the devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 754
P. Satrienus, 77 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.85 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, XVI. Rev. ROMA / P · SATRIE/NVS She-wolf advancing left, right fore-paw raised. Babelon (Satriena) 1. Crawford 388/1b. Sydenham 781a. Nicely toned and with a clear strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 755
P. Satrienus, 77 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.76 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, TXXXIIII. Rev. ROMA / P · SATRIE/NVS She-wolf advancing left, right fore-paw raised. Babelon (Satriena) 1. Crawford 388/1b. Sydenham 781a. Scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 756
L. Rustius, 74 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.97 g, 4 h), Rome. S · C Helmeted head of Minerva to right; below chin, value mark. Rev. L · RVSTI Ram standing right. Babelon (Rustia) 1. Crawford 389/1. Sydenham 782. Good metal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 757
L. Lucretius Trio, 74 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.63 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate head of Neptune to right; trident over his far shoulder; above, XXX. Rev. L · LVCRETI / TRIO Winged Genius riding dolphin swimming to right. Babelon (Lucretia) 3. Crawford 390/2. Sydenham 784. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 758
Cn. Egnatius Cn.f. Cn.n. Maxsumus, 76 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.06 g, 10 h), Rome. MAXSVMVS Diademed and draped bust of Libertas to right, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; behind, pileus. Rev. CN · N / C · EGNATIVS · CN · F Roma, on the left, standing facing, left foot set on wolf's head and holding staff with her right hand, and Venus, on the right, standing facing, holding staff right and with cupid alighting on her shoulder; rudder standing on prow on either side. Babelon (Egnatia) 3. Crawford 391/3. Sydenham 787. Old toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 759
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, 64 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.04 g, 9 h), Rome. GETA - III VIR Draped bust of Diana to right, with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. C HOSIDI C F Boar advancing to right, wounded by spear and attacked by hound. Babelon (Hosidia) 2. Crawford 407/1. Sydenham 904. Bold bust of Diana. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 760
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.84 g, 5 h), Rome. Head of Apollo to right, his hair bound with a taenia; behind, B. Rev. C PISO L F FRVG Horseman galloping right, holding reins in right hand and palm frond with left; above, L (retrograde). Babelon (Calpurnia) 24. Crawford 408/1b. Porosity and a few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 761
L. Cassius Longinus, 60 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), Rome. Veiled and diademed head of Vesta to left; to right, two-handled cup; to left, L. Rev. LONGIN · III · V Voter standing left, dropping tablet marked V into a cista. Babelon (Cassia) 10. Crawford 413/1. Sydenham 935. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 142 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 762
L. Furius Cn.f. Brocchus, 63 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), Rome. III - VIR / BROCCHI Wreathed head of Ceres to right between grain-ear and barley-grain. Rev. L · FVRI / CN · F Curule chair between two fasces. Babelon (Furia) 23. Crawford 414/1. Sydenham 902. Excellent centering and lightly toned. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 763
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.64 g, 6 h). PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. PAVLLVS [TER] On the right, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, togate, standing left, erecting trophy for his victory over the Macedonians at Pydna in 168 BC; to left, the captive King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons standing right. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. Light toning. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 764
P. Plautius Hypsaeus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.83 g, 2 h), Rome. P · YPSAE · S · C Head of Neptune to right; trident behind. Rev. C · YPSAE · COS / PRIV / CEPIT Jupiter, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right, driving quadriga left. Babelon (Plautia) 11. Crawford 420/1a. Sydenham 910. Bold portrait of Neptune. A few faint scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 765
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome. M SCAVR / AED CVR / EX S C / REX ARETAS Male figure kneeling to right, holding palm branch in his right hand and the reins of a camel standing right behind him in his left. Rev. P HYPSAE / AED CVR / CAPTV / C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE Jupiter in quadriga to left; below, scorpion to right. Babelon (Aemilia) 8, (Plautia) 8. Crawford 422/1b. Sydenham 913. Deeply toned. Deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 766
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Rome. M SCAVR / AED CVR / EX S C / REX ARETAS Male figure kneeling to right, holding palm branch in his right hand and the reins of a camel standing right behind him in his left. Rev. P HYPSAE / AED CVR / CAPTV / C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE Jupiter in quadriga to left; below, scorpion to right. Babelon (Aemilia) 8, (Plautia) 8. Crawford 422/1b. Sydenham 913. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 767
C. Memmius C.f, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.50 g, 8 h), Rome. C.MEMMI C.F. - QVIRINVS Laureate and bearded head of Quirinus to right. Rev. MEMMIVS AED CERIALIA PREIMVS FECIT Ceres seated right, holding a torch in her left hand and corn-ears in her right; before, snake. Babelon (Memmia) 9. Crawford 427/2. Sydenham 921. Toned. Heavy deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 768
Cn. Plancius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 2 h), Rome. CN · PLANCIVS AED · CVR · S · C Head of Diana to right, wearing causia and a pendant earring. Rev. Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver behind. Babelon (Plancia) 1. Crawford 432/1. Sydenham 933. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 769
Cn. Plancius, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.85 g, 10 h), Rome. CN · PLANCIVS AED · CVR · S · C Head of Diana to right, wearing causia and a pendant earring. Rev. Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver behind. Babelon (Plancia) 1. Crawford 432/1. Sydenham 933. Light scratches and porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 770
M. Junius Brutus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. BRVTVS Bearded head of the Consul L. Junius Brutus to right. Rev. AHALA Bearded head of C. Servilius Ahala to right. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/2. Sydenham 907. Toned; fine republican portraits. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 771
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.57 g, 5 h), Rome. L · PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa, facing, with coiled snake on either side. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, head turned slightly to the left, holding reins and conducting the four horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 14. Crawford 453/1c. CRI 29a. Sydenham 959b. Porous areas mainly on the right side of the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 772
C. Antius C.f. Restio, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.40 g, 3 h), Rome. RESTIO Bare head of C. Antius Restio to right. Rev. C · ANTIVS C · F Hercules walking right, holding club in right hand and trophy in left. Babelon (Antia) 1. Crawford 455/1a. CRI 34. Sydenham 970. Fields harshly smoothed, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 773
Julius Caesar, late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing necklace of pearls. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing to left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Minor edge chip and a scuff on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 774
Mn. Cordius Rufus, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.87 g, 9 h), Rome. RVFVS · III · VIR Heads of the Dioscuri to right, each wearing a pileus surmounted by a star. Rev. (MN) · CORDIVS Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales in right hand and scepter in left; Cupid on her shoulder. Babelon (Corcia) 2. Crawford 463/1b. CRI 63a. Sydenham 976c. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 775
Mn. Cordius Rufus, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.13 g, 3 h), Rome. Crested Corinthian helmet to right, surmounted by owl. Rev. (MN) CORDIVS Aegis decorated with head of Medusa in center. Babelon (Cordia) 4. Crawford 463/2. CRI 64. Sydenham 978. Lightly toned and with excellent centering. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 776
C. Considius Paetus, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.99 g, 9 h), Rome. PAETI Diademed and laureate head of Venus to right, strand of hair falling down back of neck. Rev. C · CONSIDI Victory driving galloping quadriga left, holding wreath in right hand, reins and palm in right. Babelon (Considia) 6. Crawford 465/3. CRI 78. Sydenham 992. Attractive iridescent toning. Old scratches under tone on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 777
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.99 g, 9 h), Rome. Diademed head of Apollo Soranus to right; star above, acisculus to left. Rev. L · VALERIVS Europa riding bull to right, holding a billowing veil above. Babelon (Valeria) 17. Crawford 474/1a. CRI 90. Sydenham 998. Nice old cabinet tone. Some striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 778
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.66 g, 10 h), Rome. ACISCVLVS Diademed head of Apollo Soranus to right; star above, acisculus (pick axe) to left. Rev. L · VALERIVS Europa riding bull right, holding a billowing veil above. Babelon (Valeria) 17. Crawford 474/1a. CRI 90. Sydenham 998. Light deposits and porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 779
Julius Caesar, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.29 g, 3 h), Rome, struck under the quattorvir L. Flaminius Chilo. Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L · FLAMINIVS IIII · VIR Goddess, Venus or Pax, standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter in her left. Babelon (Flaminia) 2, (Julia) 44. Crawford 485/1. CRI 113. Sydenham 1089. A superb portrait of Caesar, although slightly recut and the fields smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 780
Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 10 h), mint traveling with Antony in Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul. M · A(NT)O · IMP · R · P · C Bare head of Marc Antony to right, with slight beard; behind, lituus to left. Rev. CAESAR DIC Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind, jug. Babelon (Antonia) 3. Crawford 488/2. CRI 123. Sydenham 1166a. Interesting Gallic style. Scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 781
Mark Antony, late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 15.5 mm, 1.71 g, 11 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left. Rev. LEP IMP Simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 489/3. CRI 120. King 73. RSC 3. Sydenham 1158a. Encrustation on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 782
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.75 g, 5 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. Victory standing right, holding palm frond, crowning trophy with wreath. Crawford 489/4. CRI 121. King 74. Sydenham 1159. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 783
P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.73 g, 8 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right with two coils of hair falling down neck; behind, lyre. Rev. P · CLODIVS M · F · Diana with bow and quiver standing facing, her head turned to right, holding lighted torch in each hand. Babelon (Clodia) 14. Crawford 494/23. Sydenham 1117. Good metal and attractive toning. Graffiti on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 784
L. Livineius Regulus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.49 g, 2 h), Rome. Bare head of Livineius Regulus to right. Rev. L · LIVINEIVS / REGVLVS Modius between two ears of grain. Babelon (Livineia) 13. Crawford 494/29. CRI 178. Sydenham 1111. Surfaces a little granular, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 785
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.24 g, 8 h), possibly plated, Rome. Bust of Minerva right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. Rev. C · VIBIVS VARVS Hercules, nude, standing left, resting right hand on club set on ground and holding lion's skin draped over left arm. Babelon (Vibia) 26. Crawford 494/38. CRI 194. Sydenham 1140. Well centered and of excellent style. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 786
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.03 g, 1 h), Rome. Bust of Minerva to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. Rev. C · VIBIVS VARVS Hercules, nude, standing left, resting right hand on club set on ground and holding lion's skin draped over left arm. Babelon (Vibia) 26. Crawford 494/38. CRI 194. Sydenham 1140. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 787
Julius Caesar, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.69 g, 2 h), Rome, struck under the moneyer L. Mussidius Longus. Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L · MVSSIDIVS · LONGVS Rudder, cornucopiae on globe, winged caduceus, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 58 and (Mussidia) 8. Crawford 494/39b. CRI 116. Sydenham 1096c. Obverse softly struck, light scratches and porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 788
Julius Caesar, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.64 g, 10 h), Rome, struck under the moneyer L. Mussidius Longus. Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L · MVSSIDIVS / LONGVS Rudder, cornucopiae on globe, winged caduceus, and apex. Cohen 29. Crawford 494/39b. CRI 116. Sydenham 1096c. Porous and flan flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 789
Brutus, 43-42 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.47 g, 1 h), military mint traveling with Brutus in southwestern Asia Minor, with the proquaestor L. Sestius. L · SESTI PRO · Q Quaestorial chair, against which rests staff; modius below. Rev. Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Tripod between simpulum and apex. Babelon (Junia) 39 and (Sestia) 4. Crawford 502/4. CRI 203. Sydenham 1292. Rare issue. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 790
Brutus and Casca Langus, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.32 g, 12 h), mint moving with Brutus. CASCA LONGVS Wreathed head of Neptune to right; below, trident. Rev. BRVTVS IMP Victory walking right on broken scepter, holding palm branch over her left shoulder with her right hand and diadem in both . Crawford 507/2. CRI 212. Sydenham 1298. Edge chip at 9h and slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Attractive Pompey portrait
Lot 791
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.66 g, 5 h), military mint in Sicily. [MAG • PIVS] • IMP • ITER Bare head of Pompeius Magnus to right; behind, jug; before, lituus. Rev. [PRAEF / CLAS • ET • OR[Æ] / (MAR)IT • EX • S [• C] Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in his hand and with his right foot on a prow; to left and right, one of the Catanaean brothers bearing his parent on his shoulders. Babelon (Pompeia) 27. Crawford 511/3a. CRI 334. Sydenham 1344. Excellent portrait of Pompey the Great. Struck off centre on both sides and with a short flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 875 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 792
Sextus Pompey. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.68 g, 8 h), military mint in Sicily, 38-36 BC. MAG • PIVS • IMP ITER The Pharos of Messana surmounted by a figure of Neptune, galley before. Rev. PRAEF CLAS • ET • ORAE (MAR)[IT • EX • S • C Skylla, with two fish tails and three dogs' heads, attacking with a rudder to left. Crawford 511/4a. CRI 335. RSC 2. Sydenham 1348. Nicely centered and, despite some striking weakness, reasonably well struck for the issue. Light porosity and a few faint scratches. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
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