nomos 2
18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 153
C. Memmius C.f. 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.80 g 11). C.MEMMI.C.F Head of Ceres to right, wearing wreath of grain ears and earring. Rev. C.MEMMIVS / IMPERATOR Trophy of arms with, at its base, captive kneeling to right, his hands tied behind his back. Babelon (Memmia) 10. Crawford 427/1. Sydenham 920. An attractive, well-centered coin struck on a broad flan. Some areas flatly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 154
Julius Caesar. Denarius (Silver, 3.90 g 2), Sicily, perhaps minted in Lilybaion under the proconsul A. Allienus, 47 BC. C.CAESAR IMP.COS.ITER Diademed and draped bust of Venus to right. Rev. A.ALLIENVS PR.COS Trinacrus standing left, with right foot on prow, holding triskeles in his right hand and cloak in his left. Babelon (Alliena) 1 and (Julia) 14. Crawford 457/1. CRI 54. Sydenham 1022. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1750 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 155
Lollius Palicanus. 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 4.17 g 1), Lollius Palicanus, Rome. LIBERTATIS Diademed head of Libertas to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace. Rev. PALIKANVS Subsellium (Tribune’s chair) on rostra ornamented with three prows. Babelon (Lollia) 2. Crawford 473/1. CRI 86. Sydenham 960. Some areas of weakness but well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1550 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 156
Sextus Pompey. Denarius (Silver, 3.75 g 3), mint moving with Sextus Pompey, probably at Massalia, under the fleet commander Q. Nasidius, 44-43 BC. NEPTVNI Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus to right; below, dolphin swimming downwards; before, trident upwards. Rev. Q.NASIDIVS Galley sailing right; in the prow to right, commander standing right with his right hand raised in salute; in the stern, helmsman holding rudder; above left, star. Babelon (Nasidia) 1, (Pompeia (28). Crawford 483/2. CRI 235. Sydenham 1350. Rare. An attractive piece, very well centered and struck . About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 157
C. Cassius Longinus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther. 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.90 g 6), mint moving with the army of Brutus and Cassius. C.CASSI.IMP LEIBERTAS Diademed head of Libertas to right, wearing earring and necklace of pearls. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug and lituus. Crawford 500/3. CRI 221. Sydenham 1307. Well struck and nicely centered with a very bold head of Libertas. Lightly toned and with some dark deposits, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 158
Brutus. Denarius (Silver, 3.83 g 12), struck by Pedanius Costa in a mint moving with Brutus and Cassius in either western Asia Minor or Northern Greece, late summer-autumn 42 BC. LEG COSTA Laureate head of Apollo to right; border of ray-like dots. Rev. BRVTVS IMP Trophy including a helmet, shield, cuirass and two spears. Babelon (Iunia) 42 and (Pedania) 1. Crawford 506/2. CRI 209. Sydenham 1296. A bright and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 159
Brutus. Denarius (Silver, 3.97 g 12), military mint, probably at Smyrna, early 42 BC. BRVTVS Axe, simpulum and knife. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug and lituus. Crawford 500/7. CRI 198. Sydenham 1310. A lovely piece, beautifully toned and nicely centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6250 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 160
C. Numonius Vaala. 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.80 g 2), Rome. C.NVMONIVS VAALA Bare head of Numonius Vaala to right. Rev. VAALA Soldier, holding spear and shield, rushing left to attack a fortified stockade defended by two soldiers each bearing a sword and shield. Babelon (Numonia) 2. Crawford 514/2. CRI 322. Sydenham 1087. Very rare and with an excellent portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3100 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 161
Mark Antony and Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 3.91 g 12), mint moving with Antony, under the moneyer M. Barbatius , 41 BC. M.ANT.IMP.AVG.III.VIR. R.P.C.M.BARBAT.Q.P Bare head of M. Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR.IMP.PONT.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bare head of Octavian to right. Babelon (Antonia) 51, (Barbatia) 2. Crawford 517/2. CRI 243. Sydenham 1181. A lovely piece, bright, attractive, very well-centered and struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 162
Divus Julius Caesar. Denarius (Silver, 4.09 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Q. Voconius Vitulus, circa 40 BC. Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. C. VOCONIVS / S C /VITVLVS.Q. / DESIGN Calf standing left. Babelon (Julia) 121, (Voconia) 1. Crawford 526/4. CRI 331. Sydenham 1133. A lovely coin with an outstanding portrait of Caesar. Lightly toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 163
Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Denarius (Silver, 3.45 g 12), mint moving with Antony, 32 BC. CLEOPATRA[E REGINAE REGVM]FILIORVM REGVM Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra to right Rev. ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA Head of M. Antony to right; behind, Armenian tiara. Babelon (Antonia) 95. Crawford 543/2. CRI 345. Sydenham 1210. Rare. Minor marks and traces of corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 164
Octavian. Circa 29-27. Denarius (Silver, 3.83 g 1), Brundisium or Rome, circa 29-27. CAESAR COS VI Bare head of Octavian to right; behind, lituus; before, banker’s mark. Rev. AEGVPTO / CAPTA Crocodile at bay to right, mouth open; below in field, uncertain graffiti . BMC 650 (Rome). BN 905. Cohen 2. CRI 430. RIC 275a. Rare. Minor graffiti in reverse field, otherwise, nicely centered and, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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