obolos 2
14 June 2015
Webauction
Lot 207
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Quinarius (Gold plated copper, 13mm, 1.87 g 9), uncertain mint copying Pergamum, after 27 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. Victory standing left on prow, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. BMC 670 (Silver ). Cohen 328 (Silver ). RIC 474 (Silver ). Minor marks and breaks in the the plating, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 208
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.64 g 5), Colonia Patricia, 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. SIGNIS RECEPTIS Aquila on left and standard on right flanking S - P / Q - R arranged around shield inscribed CL V. BMC 417. BN 1132. Cohen 19. RIC 86a. A superb piece with a particularly beautiful portrait. Obverse slightly unevenly toned, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 970 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Fine style Nemausus As
Lot 209
Augustus, with Agrippa, 27 BC-AD 14. As (Copper, 24mm, 12.32 g 12), Nemausus, c. 10 BC-AD 10. IMP DIVI F Heads of Agrippa to left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and of Augustus to right, wearing oak wreath, back to back. Rev. COL NEM Palm tree, top bent to right with a wreath above, with chained crocodile behind. AMC 425. Cohen 10. RIC 158. RPC 524. Attractive dark green patina with some minor sand deposits. Weakly struck reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Augustus’ restoration of the legionary standards
Lot 210
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.86 g 3), Rome. P. Petronius Turpilianus, 19 BC. TVRPILIANVS III VIR / FE - RON Diademed and draped bust of Feronia to right. Rev. CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE Parthian kneeling right, presenting standard inscribed X. BMC 14. BN 129. Cohen 484. RIC 288. A historically interesting coin with lovely dark cabinet toning. Small banker’s mark on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 211
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.69 g 9), Rome, L. Aquillius Florus, moneyer, struck 19-18 BC. L AQVILLIVS FLORVS III VIR Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus to right. Rev. CAESAR DIVI F ARME CAPT Armenian kneeling right, extending both hands in attitude of submission. RIC 306. RSC 360. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 362 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 212
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Quadrans (Copper, 18 mm, 3.09 g), Rome, L. Aelius Lamia, P. Silius and C. Annius, moneyers, 9 BC. LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS Clasped right hands holding caduceus. Rev. III VIR A A A F F around large S C. BMCRE 200. BMCRR Rome 4617. BN 568-78. RIC 420. A lovely example with an untouched dark green patina. Minor striking weakness, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 167 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 213
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.93 g 4), Lugdunum, c. 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum, on left, to right and, on right, lituus to left. BMC 519. Cohen 43. RIC 207. A lovely piece with some original mint luster. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 570 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 214
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.80 g 11), Lugdunum, c. 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum, on left, to right and, on right, lituus to left. BMC 519. Cohen 43. RIC 207. A very bright example with clear surfaces. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 215
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.72 g 11), with Tiberius Caesar, Lugdunum, 13-14. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. TI CAESAR AVG F TR POT XV Bare head of Tiberius to right. BMC 507. BN 1682. Cohen 2. RIC 226. Off center and slightly porous, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 265 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Extremely fine Tiberius Denarius
Lot 216
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.80 g 6), Lugdunum, c. 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her feet set on footstool; single line below. BMC 48-60. BN 33-34. Cohen 16. Lyon 154. RIC 30. Very clear and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 217
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.83 g 4), Lugdunum, c. 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her feet set on footstool; single line below. BMC 48-60. BN 33-34. Cohen 16. Lyon 154. RIC 30. Attractively toned. Minor striking weakness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
Tiberius Gemellus and Germanicus
Lot 218
Drusus, son of Tiberius, died in 23. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 27.01 g 1), Rome, struck under Tiberius, 21-22. Confronted heads of Drusus' twin sons Tiberius Gemellus and Germanicus on crossed cornuacopiae, with caduceus between. Rev. DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N PONT TR POT II around large S C. BMC 95 (Tiberius). Cohen 1 (Drusus). RIC 42 (Tiberius). Greenish brown patina. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Traces of smoothing in the fields, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 2400 CHF
Lot 220
Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus, 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.72 g 12), Lugdunum, 37. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT COS Bare head of Gaius to right. Rev. Radiate head of Divus Augustus to right, flanked by two stars. BMC 4-5. BN 3-8. Cohen 11. Lyon 157. RIC 2. A nicely toned example of fine style. Striking weakness on obverse and slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Caligula’s three sisters Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia
Lot 222
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 25.19 g 7), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Laureate head of Gaius to left. Rev. AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA / S C Gaius' three sisters standing facing; Agrippina on the left as Securitas, her head turned to right, holding cornucopiae with her right hand and leaning on a column; Drusilla in the middle as Concordia, her head turned to left, holding patera in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; Julia on the right as Fortuna, her head turned to left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 37. BN 47. Cohen 4. RIC 33. Rare. Metal flaw on the obverse and somewhat smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Starting Price: 3500 CHF
An elegant portrait of Caligula
Lot 223
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 29.95 g, 6 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. S.PQ.R. / P.P / OB.CIVES / SERVATOS all within an oak wreath tied at the bottom. BMC 38. BN 50. Cohen 24. RIC 37. With a fine portrait of Caligula and a very dark olive-green patina. Minor flatness, some remaining deposits and traces of cleaning, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 224
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Quadrans (Copper, 17mm, 2.93 g 6), Rome, 39. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG Pileus between S - C. Rev. PON M TR P III P P COS DES around R C C. BMC 57. BN 98. Cohen 5. RIC 39. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 225
Claudius, 41-54. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 26.92 g 7), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. SPES AVGVSTA / S C Spes advancing to left, holding a flower in right hand and the hem of her robes with her left. BMC 124. Cohen 85. RIC 99. A lovely piece with a fine sand patina and a particularly elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Lot 226
Claudius, 41-54. Quadrans (Copper, 19mm, 4.06 g 6), Rome, 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Hand holding scales; below, P N R. Rev. PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around large S C. BMC 182. BN 197. Cohen 72. RIC 90. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 227
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 30mm, 12.28 g 7), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left. BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113. A particularly attractive example with very clear surfaces and a remarkably detailed reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 228
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 30mm, 10.84 g 6), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending left. BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113. Corroded surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 232
Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 28mm, 11.87 g 6), Rome, c. 65. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C Victory, draped, flying left, holding shield inscribed S P Q R in both hands. BMC 241. BN 399. Cohen 288. RIC 312. An attractive coin with a lovely brown-gold tone. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 233
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 27.65 g 7), Rome, c. 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C / ROMA Roma, helmeted, wearing cuirass, short tunic and military boots, seated left on cuirass, her right foot set on a helmet, holding Victory in her right hand and parazonium in her left; around and behind the cuirass, shields. BMC 168. BN 369 var. (differing bust type). Cohen 261 var. (differing bust type). RIC 273 var. (differing bust type). An attractive coin struck on a particularly broad flan. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 550 CHF
Lot 234
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 24.62 g 6), Rome, c. 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right, wearing aegis. Rev. S - C / ROMA Roma, helmeted, wearing cuirass, short tunic and military boots, seated left on cuirass, her right foot set on a helmet, holding Victory in her right hand and parazonium in her left; around and behind the cuirass, shields, quiver and bow. BMC 169 var. (differing bust type). BN 369. Cohen 261 (). RIC 273. Dark green patina. Rought surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 236
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.56 g 7), Spanish mint (Tarraco?), 68. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. CONCORDIA PROVINCIARVM Concordia standing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 38. RIC 54. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 560 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 237
Galba, 68-69. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.72 g 6), uncertain mint in Gaul, struck c. November 68 - January 69. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M T P Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. VICTORIA GALBAE AVG Victory standing right on globe, holding palm frond in her left hand and wreath in her right. Cohen 317. King 1. RIC 132 (Lugdunum). A sharply struck piece with an impressive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 490 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Powerful Galba Aureus
Lot 238
Galba, 68-69. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.20 g 6), Rome, July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG Bare head of Galba to right. Rev. S P Q R / OB C S in two lines within oak wreath. BMC 29. BN 73. Cohen 286. Calicó 509. RIC 164. A clear and well centered example. Some striking flatness on the reverse and marks on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 9100 CHF
Starting Price: 6000 CHF
Lot 239
Civil Wars, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, plated, 18mm, 2.89 g 8), uncertain mint in Gaul. SALVS GENERIS HVMANI Victory standing right on globe, holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm frond in her left. Rev. SPQR within oak wreath. Blacas cf. 66. BMC 31. Cohen 421. Martin 78. Nicolas 71. RIC 73b. Rare. Slightly bent and with some plating broken on the reverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very rare and fascinating early issue of Vespasian
Lot 240
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.84 g 7), uncertain early military issue, Illyricum (?), c. 69-70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to righ. Rev. CONSEN[SVS EXERCIT] Two soldiers facing each other and clasping their right hands, each holding an aquila in his left hand. BMC 414. BN -. Cohen 78. RIC 305. RIC² 1351. A very rare and fascinating coin with a dark toning. Slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 670 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 241
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.27 g 6), Rome, 72-73. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. AVGVR TRI POT Simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus. BMC 64. BN 50. Cohen 45. RIC 42. RIC² 356. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 242
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.05 g 6), Rome, 75. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PON MAX TR P COS VI Victory standing left on prow, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left. Cohen 368. RIC 93. RIC² 777. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 246
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 12.46 g, 6 h), Rome, 77-78. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right with globe below his neck. Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI / S - C Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Lyon 79. RIC 754b. RIC² 1215. Sharp details, dark brown patina. Rought surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 247
Divus Vespasian, died in 79. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.09 g 6), struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right. Rev. EX S C Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side. BMC 119. BN 94. RIC² 361 (all under Titus). An attractive, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Celebrating the conquest of Judaea in Rome
Lot 248
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.63 g 6), celebrating the conquest of Judaea in Rome, Antioch, 72-73. T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT Laureate and draped bust of Titus to right. Rev. Titus standing in slow quadriga to right, holding scepter and branch. BMC 521 (Vespasian). BN 324 (Vespasian). RIC² 1563 (Vespasian). RPC 1935. An excellent example of particularly nice style. Beautifully toned and well struck. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Very sharp and attractive example
Lot 249
Titus, 79-81. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 23.56 g 7), Rome, 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. S - C Spes advancing to left, lifting up the hem of her robes with her left hand and holding a flower in her right. BMC 183-185. BN 174-175. Cohen 222. RIC² 170. A lovely, clear and sharp example with attractive golden-brown toning and a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 103
Lot 250
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), Rome, 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair bound in a plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVG Venus standing right, with her drapery below her buttocks, holding a helmet in her right hand and a long scepter in her left, leaning her left elbow on the capital of a low column standing behind her. BMC - (140, note). BN 105. Cohen 13. RIC² 386 (Titus). Rare. A fine, lightly toned example with an elegant portrait of the young empress. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2750 CHF
Commemorating the Secular Games in 88
Lot 252
Domitian, 81-96. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.54 g 6), Rome, September-December 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC Herald, wearing feathered cap, advancing left, holding round shield decorated with a bust of Minerva in his left hand and a wand in his right. BMC 134. BN 122. Cohen 78. King 1. RIC 118. RIC2 599. A historically fascinating and nicely toned example. Some light scratches under toning, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 280 CHF
Lot 253
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.53 g 6), Rome, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P Minerva standing left on capital of rostral column, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; at her feet to right, owl facing. BMC 117. BN 115. Cohen 236. RIC² 576. A lovely example with an elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 470 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 254
Domitian, AD 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.30 g 6), Rome, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII Laureate head of Domitian to right, wearing aegis. Rev. IMP VIIII COS XI CENSORIA POTESTAT P P Helmeted Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and spear in her left; shield behind her leaning against her legs. BM 79 var. (different reverse legend). BN -. Cohen 178 var. (different reverse legend). RIC -. Rare and apparently unpublished. A particularly nice example of fine style. Struck on a broad flan. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 920 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 255
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 30mm, 10.92 g 6), Rome, 88-89. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C Helmeted Virtus standing right, with his right foot set on helmet, holding reversed spear in his right hand and parazonium in his left. Cohen 655. RIC 373. RIC2 810. An attractive example with a very nice green patina. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 310 CHF
Starting Price: 220 CHF
Lot 256
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.34 g 6), Rome, 93-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva standing right on top of rostral column, holding a spear in her right hand and shield in her left; to right at feet, owl standing facing. BMC 216-217. BN 192. Cohen 284. RIC 762. A most attractive example with a fine toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 258
Nerva, 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 3.18 g 7), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGVST Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 24. BN 13. Cohen 6. RIC 13. An attractive, well struck and nicely toned piece. Reverse slightly weak, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 259
Nerva, 96-98. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 26.95 g 7), Rome, c. 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. FORTVNA AVGVSTI / S - C Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BN 98. BMC 108. Cohen 67. RIC 83. Finely toned. Traces of corrosion on both sides, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 262
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.79 g 6), Rome, 100. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III P P Abundantia seated left on chair made of two crossed cornucopiae, holding scepter in her right hand. BMC 68. Cohen 219. RIC 32. Lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 265
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.32 g 7), Rome, c. 112-115. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 404. RIC 271. A lustrous and clear piece. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the G. Steinberg Collection
Lot 266
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 29.00 g 7), Rome, 115. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS / FORT RED / S C Fortuna seated left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Banti 66. BMC 1016. Cohen 158. RIC 652. A most attractive bronze coin of particularly fine style with an attractive green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1650 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 268
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.79 g 6), Rome, 118. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to left, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. P M TR P COS II / FEL - AVG Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 595. RIC 40a. A beautiful example or particularly fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 269
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, ), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. P M TR P COS III / LIB PVB Libertas seated left, holding a branch in her right hand and a scepter in her left. Cohen 904. RIC 127. A nice example with bright and clear surfaces. Libertas weakly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 272
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.30 g 6), Rome, 119-125. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Hadrian, in military dress, standing facing, his head turned left, holding rudder set on globe in his right hand and inverted spear in his left. BMC 237 note. Cohen 1162. RIC 110. A beautiful example with a very elegant portrait. Finely toned, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 530 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 275
ROMAN. Imperial. Lot of 3 denarii. . Hadrian. Rome. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.11 g, 6). Fides. RIC 241A; Septimius Severus. Rome. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.30 g, 6). Emperor. RIC 167a; Julia Mamaea. Rome. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.10 g, 6). Juno. RIC 343. About very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 276
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.20 g 6), Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bareheaded and draped bust of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on cornucopiae. BMC 981. Cohen 3. RIC 436. An attractive piece, nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Somewhat irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 278
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 25.86 g, 6 h), Rome, 139. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / S - C Fides standing facing, her head turned to right, holding two ears of grain in her right hand and a plate of fruit in her left. BMC 1145. Cohen 846. RIC 546. With a fine, dark olive-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 283
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. As (Copper, 27mm, 13.05 g 5), Rome, 148-149. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS TR P XII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. MVNIFICENTIA AVG / COS IIII / S C Elephant advancing to right. BMC 1840. Cohen 565. RIC 862a. Gently smoothed fields, otherwise, Very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 284
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.55 g 6), Rome, 151-152. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Vesta standing left, holding simpulum in her right hand and palladium in her left. Cohen 197. RIC 219. A clear and finely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 230 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 285
ROMAN. Imperial. Lot of two denarii. . Antoninus Pius. Denarius (19 mm, 3.02 g, 6), Rome. Tranquillitas. RIC 218. Marcus Aurelius. Denarius (18 mm, 3.31 g, 6), Rome. Minerva. RIC 459. Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Attractively toned and sharply struck
Lot 286
Divus Antoninus Pius, died in 161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.27 g 6), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right, wearing slight drapery over his left shoulder. Rev. CONSECRATIO Funeral pyre of four tiers surmounted by facing quadriga. Cohen 164 var. (different bust type). RIC 438. A perfect coin, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
Lot 287
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar,139-161. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.45 g 7), Rome, 140-144. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. HONOS Honos standing left, holding branch in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left. Cohen 236. RIC 422. With a pleasant portrait of the young Marcus Aurelius. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 155 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 288
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.28 g 6), Rome, 145-147. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS II Honos standing left, holding branch in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left. BMC 594. Cohen 105. RIC 429a. An attractive example with a very elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 195 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 293
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.41 g 6), Rome, 163. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III Providentia standing left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 221. Cohen 525. RIC 73. Finely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 294
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.37 g 5), Rome, 163. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P XVII COS III Providentia standing left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 221. Cohen 525. RIC 73. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 295
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 26.91 g 6), Rome, 163-164. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XVIII IMP II COS III / S - C Helmeted Mars standing right, holding reversed spear in his right hand and resting his left on shield set on ground. BMC 1088. Cohen 838. RIC 861. Nicely toned and with a very elegant portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 296
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.96 g 6), Rome, 165. M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III Helmeted Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 481. RIC 138. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Victoria Parthica issue
Lot 297
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.68 g 12), 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, her head turned right, holding a palm frond in her right hand and a round shield inscribed VIC/PAR set on a palm tree. Cohen 878. RIC 163. A finely toned and perfectly centered example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 298
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.22 g 6), 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, her head turned right, holding a palm frond in her right hand and a round shield inscribed VIC/PAR set on a palm tree. Cohen 878. RIC 163. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 299
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Bronze, 32mm, 27.00 g 7), Rome, 172. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VI COS III Helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 281. RIC 1033. A lovely piece with an attractive green patina. Fields lightly smoothed, otheriwse, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 300
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Bronze, 24mm, 10.37 g 6), Rome, 176. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARMATICVS Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III / S - C Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 1542. Cohen 933. RIC 1173. A clear and lovely example with a natural light green patina and a lifelike portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 303
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 23.04 g 11), Rome, 161. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG Bare head of Lucius Verus to rigth. Rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P / COS II / S - C Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus clasping hands; Marcus Aurelius standing right, holding a scroll in his left hand. BMC 1023 var. (differing bust). Cohen 31. RIC 1278. Attractive reddish green patina. Flan crack at 5 o’clock, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 304
ROMAN. Imperial. . Commodus. As (23 mm, 9.89 g, 1), Rome. Spes. RIC 1544; Lucius Verus. Dupondius (26 mm, 11.60 g, 12), Rome. Victory. RIC 1462; Septimius Severus. Sestertius (28 mm, 16.25 g, 6), Rome. Three Monetae. RIC 678a. All about very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 230 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 311
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 21.91 g 11), Rome, 164-169. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. PIETAS / S - C Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand over lighted altar, and holding a perfume-box in her left. Cohen 54. RIC 1756. An example of fine style with an elegant Tiber patina. Some minor deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 390 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 312
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.48 g 12), Rome. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. PIETAS Pietas standing left, extending her right hand over altar and holding perfume box in her left. Cohen 50. RIC 775. A finely toned piece with a particularly nice portrait. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 145 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 313
Pertinax, 193. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.30 g 12), Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate and bearded head of Pertinax to right. Rev. LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II Laetitia, draped and diademed, standing left, holding a wreath in her right hand and a scepter in her left. BMC 8. Cohen 20. RIC 4a. A most attractive example with a strong portrait and lovely toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Rare Pertinax Sestertius
Lot 314
Pertinax, 193. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 23.36 g 1), Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. OPI DIVIN TR P COS II / S - C Ops seated left on throne, holding grain ears in her right hand. Banti 18. BMC 42. Cohen 34. RIC 20. A clear, well struck example with a fine dark green-black patina. Flan crack at 6 o’clock, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1750 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 315
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.14 g 12), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. BONI EVENTVS Bonus Eventus standing right, holding plate of fruit in her right hand and two grain ears in her left. BMC 299 var. (different obverse legend). Cohen 9. RIC 5b. Rare. An attractive piece with a striking portrait. Struck on the usual short flan and with some minor metal flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 316
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.66 g 6), Rome, 194-195. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Albinus to right. Rev. MINER PACIF COS II Helmeted Minerva standing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and leaning her left arm on a shield set on ground; spear against her left arm. BMC 98. Cohen 48. RIC 7. Beautifully toned and with a most attractive portrait. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 317
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.35 g 6), Rome, 202. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. PART MAX P M TR P X COS III P P Trophy with two captives at its base. Cohen 373. RIC 185. Lightly toned. Minor flan crack at 2 o’clock, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 324
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.98 g 1), Laodicea ad Mare, 199-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. PIETAS PVBLICA Pietas standing front, her head turned to left, raising both hands; at her feet to left, altar. BMC 612. Cohen 156. RIC 643. Hairline flan crack at 11 o’clock, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 325
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.56 g, 7 h), Rome, 200-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. PIETAS PVBLICA Pietas standing left, raising both hands; altar to left. BMC 69. Cohen 156. RIC 574. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 327
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.32 g 12), Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia seated left, holding scepter. Cohen 172. RIC 385. Attractive and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 328
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.41 g, 8 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIFERA Diana standing left, holding a torch in both hands. BMC 1. Cohen 32. RIC 373a (Caracalla). With a very powerful portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 145 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 329
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.70 g 11), Rome, 211-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. VESTA Vesta, veiled, seated left on backless throne, holding simpulum in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 31. Cohen 226. RIC 391. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise. extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 330
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. As (Copper, 26mm, 13.48 g 7), Rome, 211-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITAS Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her left hand and patera over altar. BMC 227. Cohen 179. RIC 603. Olive-green patina. Reverse with traces of corrosion and cleaning, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 165 CHF
Lot 332
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 24mm, 5.35 g 6), Rome, 216. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Domna set on crescent to right. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus seated left on throne, with outstretched right hand, holding scepter with her left. BMC 22. Cohen 211. RIC 388A. Some traces of removed deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 337
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.45 g 6), Rome, 207. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P X COS II Securitas seated on two cornucopiae to right, holding a scepter in her left hand; to right, lighted and garlanded altar. Cohen 434. RIC 92. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 310 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 338
Caracalla, 198-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 23.10 g 12), Rome, 211-213. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. SECVRITATI PERPETVAE / S C Securitas seated right on throne, resting her head on her right hand and holding scepter in her left; to right, altar. Banti 115. BMC 250-252. Cohen 576. RIC 512d. Attractive portrait. Minor flan crack at 3 o’clock, some porosity from corrosion and with surfaces all lightly smoothed, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 341
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.08 g 1), Rome, 213-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. LIBERAL AVG VIIII Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 70. Cohen 139. RIC 302. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 246 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 342
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.27 g 12), Rome, 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left; eagle at feet to left. Cohen 239. RIC 240. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 135 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 343
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 24mm, 5.14 g 6), Rome, 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Radiate lion walking left, holding thunderbolt in his jaws. Cohen 368a. RIC 283b. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 348
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.38 g 6), Rome. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Plautilla to right, her hair in horizontal waves and tied up at the back. Rev. VENVS VICTRIX Venus, bare to her waist, standing left, holding an apple in her right hand and a palm branch in her left and resting her left elbow on a shield; at her feet to left, Cupid. BMC 429. Cohen 25. Hill 661. RIC 369. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 349
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.15 g 1), Rome, 203-208. GETA CAES PONT COS Bareheaded and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA Geta, togate, standing left, sacrificing over a tripod altar. Cohen 230. RIC 38b. A lovely example with a good portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 135 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Commemorating the victories in northern Britain against the Caledonians
Lot 351
Geta, 209-212. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 24.31 g 1), Rome, 210. IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG Laureate head of Geta to right, with traces of drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PONTIF TR P II COS II / S C Caracalla and Geta standing left, both laureate and in military dress and each extending his right hand and holding a spear in his left; to left, captive seated right at Caracalla's feet; to left, two soldiers, each standing right and holding a standard; to left of Geta, soldier standing left and holding a standard. Banti 44 (same dies). BMC 217. Cohen 146. RIC 157b. Very rare. With a well-struck, fascinating and detailed reverse scene; with a very dark, blackish-green patina overlaid with sand as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 352
Geta, 209-212. Denarius (Silver, 3.08 g 12), Rome, 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II P P Fortuna reclining on the ground to right, resting right arm on wheel and holding cornucopiae. BMC 10. Cohen 62. RIC 77. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 353
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.07 g 11), Rome, 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter, nude, standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his left hand and scepter in his right. BMC 17. Cohen 33. RIC 72. A most attractive and lustrous example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 354
Macrinus, 217-218. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h), Rome, 217-218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Radiate and draped bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter standing left, drapery over left arm, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left; before him, small figure of Macrinus. Cohen 38. RIC 77. With a perfectly struck and elegant portrait of the emperor with a short beard. Some almost invisible metal flaws in the obverse field and some minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 355
Macrinus, 217-218. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 4.52 g 6), Rome. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides standing facing, her head turned to left, holding two standards; on each side a further standard. BMC 13. Cohen 27. RIC 69. A very nice and sharply struck piece. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 356
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.92 g, 7 h), Rome, March-June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 31. Cohen -. RIC 15. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 357
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.13 g 6), Rome. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. FELICITAS TEMPORVM Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 15. RIC 59. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 358
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.28 g 6), Rome. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bareheaded and draped bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian as Princeps Iuventutis standing facing, his head turned to right, holding baton in his right hand and scepter in his left; on right, two standards surmounted by eagle and wreath. Cohen 14. RIC 108. Appealing portrait. Fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 359
Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30mm, 23.93 g 6), Rome. M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, wearing aegis on his left shoulder. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS / S C Diadumenian, as Princeps Iuventutis standing facing, his head turned to right, holding signum in his right hand and scepter with his left; to right, signum and aquila. Banti 4. Cohen 7. RIC 211 var. (differing bust type). Attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 940 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Stone of Emesa
Lot 360
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.48 g 6), Antioch, 218-219. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. SANCT DEO SOLI / ELAGABAL Quadriga to right, bearing Stone of Emesa upon which is an eagle; behind, four parasols. BMC 284. Cohen 268. RIC 195. Nicely toned and with a fascinating reverse. Some old marks and scrapes under toning, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 480 CHF
Lot 361
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius brockage (Silver, 20mm, 3.33 g), Antioch, c. 218-219. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. The same type incuse. A nicely preserved brockage. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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