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18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus. 218-222. 2 Assaria (Bronze, 24mm, 8.70 g 1). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΝΕΩ - ΚΟΡΩΝ Prize crown inscribed ΠΥΘΙΑ. BMC -. Varbanov 1532. Weber 2776. Rare. Well struck and clear with a dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Pergamon, Mysia. Gordian III. 238-244. Medallion of 8 Assaria (Bronze, 45mm, 44.17 g 6), an alliance issue with Nikomedia in Bithynia, struck during the magistracy of Julius Logismos, strategos of Pergamon. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, seen partially from behind. Rev. ΕΠΙ C ΙΟVΛ ΛΟΓΙC/ΜΟV ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗ/ΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΙΚΟΜΗ/ΔΕΩΝ ΟΜΟΝ/ΟΙΑ Asklepios, on the left, holding kerkykeion in his left hand, and Demeter, on the right, holding long torch in her left hand, poppies in her right and resting her right foot on a prow. Franke-Nollé 1633-1636. Kampmann 103. RPC 174. Very rare, one of six known specimens, all from the same pair of dies. Rough olive green patina. Minor ancient scratch on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Antioch, Pisidia. Gordian III. 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 25.18 g 6). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R Two Victories standing on left and right, mounting shield inscribed S R on trophy with two seated captives at its base. Krzyzanovska VIII/31. SNG Paris 1236-1237 var. . Well struck and sharp. Attractive brownish-green and red patina. Uncleaned and with some remaining deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2200 CHF