nomos 2
18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 100
ARKADIA, Stymphalos. Circa 350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.90 g 9). Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΣΤΥΜΦΑΛΙΟΝ (retrograde) Head of water bird to right. BCD 1703 (but from different dies). SNG Copenhagen 286. Very rare. A lovely coin, beautifully struck on a small, gem-like flan. One of the finest known obols of Stymphalos. FDC.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6250 CHF
Lot 101
ARKADIA, Tegea. Circa 350-330 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.82 g 12). Helmeted head of Athena Alea to right. Rev. ΤΕΓΕΑΤΑΝ The warrior Kepheos, nude but for helmet, striding right, holding dagger in his right hand and shield, ornamented with a griffin on the inside, with his left; on the ground below his feet, spear. BCD Peloponnesos 1730 (this coin). SNG Lockett 2531 = Pozzi 1960 = Traité 990 pl. CCXXVII, 28 (same dies). Very rare. Lightly toned, Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 102
CYCLADES, Kythnos. Circa 530/20-500 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 4.06 g). Head of a boar to right. Rev. Rough incuse square with irregular sides. Sheedy 1. Traité II, I, 983, pl. XXVIII, 7. Toned, well struck and very attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 103
CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 520/15-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.08 g). Goat kneeling to right. Rev. Incuse square. Dewing 1962. Sheedy 33a (this coin). SNG Lockett 2619. A perfectly centered and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 104
CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 500-497/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.06 g). Goat moving to right. Rev. Roughly quadripartite incuse square. Sheedy 73a (this coin). A remarkably beautiful coin with a magnificently sculptural goat. One of the loveliest examples of the entire series. Finely toned and extremely attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 105
CYCLADES, Tenos. Circa 200-188 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.11 g 12), Rhodian standard weight. Laureate head of Apollo Karneios to right with ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΤΗΝΙΩΝ Poseidon seated left on high-backed throne, holding dolphin in his right hand and trident in his left; to left in field, bunch of grapes. É&A-G 102. Extremely rare and important, one of only five tetradrachms of Tenos known. Nicely toned, Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 106
PAPHLAGONIA, Kromna. 4th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 3.58 g 10), Persic standard, circa 340 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to left, his hair partially rolled at the back of his head but with some locks falling down below the neck truncation on both sides of his head. Rev. ΚΡΩΜΝΑ Head of the City-goddess or, perhaps, Hera to left, wearing turreted stephane adorned with palmette and scrolls, triple-pendant earring, necklace and drapery along the neck line; before, uncertain monogram; behind, star; above, crescent with points downward. Cf. Monnaies et Médailles 54 (26 October 1978), 253 (same monogram and star but no crescent). Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1323 var. (monogram) and 1332 (= BMC 6, with crescent but no star). A lovely coin of splendid style, very well struck. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 107
BITHYNIA, Kios. Circa 340-330. Stater (Gold, 8.59 g 11), signed by the magistrate Agasikles. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΑΓΑΣΙΚΛΗΣ Prow of war galley to left, ornamented with a star; above, club to right; to left, traces of eagle (?, mostly off the flan) standing to left. Rec. Gén. p. 311. Extremely rare, one of perhaps ten known staters of Kios, almost all of which are in museums. Traces of double-striking on the reverse and a few insignificant marks, otherwise, lustrous, sharp and, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 108
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.55 g 7), struck circa 430 BC. Head of a nymph, possibly Europa, three-quarter facing and turned slightly to the right, wearing a taenia that is bound up at the back of her head. Rev. Two profile boar’s heads confronting each other. Cf. BMC 51 (= Bodenstedt 45/α with A on the reverse but the same obverse). BMFA 1692 = Bodenstedt 45/β (same dies). Very rare. With a particularly beautiful facing head of very individual character. nicely centered and well struck. Minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Spectacular example of late Archaic miniature art
Lot 109
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.52 g), struck in the 490s. Facing head of Silenos with wide, open eyes, broad beard and long mustache. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 43, -/θ. A spectacular, toned example of late Archaic miniature art, carefully struck and beautifully centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 110
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.59 g), Circa 480-450. Forepart of rooster to left; above, seal swimming to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt 40. Extremely rare, one of three examples known. Sharply struck in high relief, an exceptional example, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 111
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 453/2-440/39 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.01 g 6), year Ε = 5 = 449/448 BC. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. ΣΑ Forepart of an ox to right; behind, olive branch; below, Ε. Barron 75 (A35/P75). BMC 93. SNG Copenhagen 1681. Traité II, 3, 1799 and pl. CL, 20. An attractive and very rare dated issue. Lightly toned, Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 112
Ionia or Lydia, Uncertain mint. Early 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.37 g). Wolf, eating bunch of grapes held by his right paw, standing to left on base composed of a horizontal row of pearls between two linear borders. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished and probably unique. A fresh and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6250 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 113
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.09 g), light standard, Sardes, circa 550-546 and later. Foreparts of lion, on the left, and bull, on the right, facing each other. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. BMFA 2073. Dewing 2431. SNG von Aulock 2875. SNG Berry 1138. An exceptional piece, lustrous and unusually sharp. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 114
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Silver, 0.85 g), Sardes, struck circa 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Incuse square. BMC 20. Rosen 668. SNG von Aulock 8213. Very rare. Nicely toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 115
KINGS of LYDIA. Time of Cyrus to Darios I. Circa 545-520 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.28 g), Sardes. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Copenhagen 456. SNG Kayhan 1024. A splendid piece, bright and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 116
KINGS of LYDIA. Time of Cyrus I to Darios I. Circa 545-520. 1/6 Stater or Hekte (Silver, 1.66 g), Sardes. Confronted foreparts of lion, on the left, and bull, on the right. Rev. Two unequally sized incuse squares. Rosen 667 SNG Kayhan 1019. An exceptionally fine example, beautifully preserved. Rare so nice. Beautifully toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3700 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 117
CARIA, Uncertain mint. Circa 520 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.95 g). Forepart of horse to left. Rev. Two incuse squares: the larger ornamented with palmettes and flowers, the smaller with a diagonal cross. ACGC 86. BMC (Troas) 5-8 (Kyme). Jameson 2235 = Weber 5475 (this coin). Traité I, 1, 537 = pl. XIII, 24. Very rare. Attractively toned as found, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 118
CARIA, Uncertain mint. Circa 500 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.84 g). ΟVΛ Forepart of lion to left, head turned back to right. Rev. Irregular quadripartite incuse square. ACGC 99. SNG von Aulock 2077 (Miletos). Traité II, I, 737 and pl. XIX, 13. Very rare. Nicely toned, About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 119
CARIA, Knidos. Circa 411-405/4 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.26 g 3). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. ΚΝΙ Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a sakkos, wearing plain necklace and with a beaded neck truncation; all within incuse square. Cahn 117 var. (reverse R 79, obverse V58). A lovely fresh coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 120
SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. Tetradrachm (15.32 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right and wearing a cloak fastened with a gem below his chin. Rev. ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛ[Ο] Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys (double-axe) in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below, between his legs and the scepter, Α. BMC 3 (same dies). Traité II 94. Rare. Lightly toned - a particularly appealing coin with a lovely and serene head of Apollo and an unusually expressive head of Zeus on the reverse. Slightly flat struck on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 121
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.61 g 11), struck under the magistrate Ameinias. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; to left, prow of galley to right; to left and right of stem, ΑΜΕΙΝΙ-ΑΣ. Ashton 212. SNG Copenhagen 759. SNG Keckman 542. SNG con Aulock 2799. Lightly toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 122
CARIA or LYCIA, Uncertain mint. c. 530 BC . Half-stater (Silver, 5.79 g), Aeginetic. Beardless, almost certainly male head to left, with long hair falling down behind and an ear with a large lobe (not an earring). Rev. Two irregularly divided incuse squares, one considerably larger than the other. Cf. BMC Caria, Cnidus 1 = Traité II, 1, 698 and pl. XVIII, 9 = Cahn, Knidos 75 and pl. 19, 1 = K. A. Sheedy, The Dolphins, the Crab, the Sphinx and ‘Aphrodite’, Studies Price, p. 323, 8 and pl. 69, 4 = E. Isik, Frühe Silberprägung in Städten Westkleinasiens (Saarbrücken, 2003), 75 and pl. 9, 4 (the unique stater of the same type, 9.92 g). A coin of great interest and numismatic importance, apparently unique. Lightly toned, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 123
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.67 g 3), Pinara. Helmeted head of Athena to right, bowl decorated with three olive leaves and palmette; behind neck, kherêi. Rev. kherêi Head of Kherei wearing Persian headdress made from a soft fabric. Falghera -. Mørkholm & Zahle II-. Cf. NAC 25, 25 June 2003, 194 (same dies). Very rare, only about half a dozen coins of this type are known. Nicely toned, Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 124
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.51 g 6), Telmessos. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with tendril and four olive leaves; behind neck, symbol. Rev. kherei telebehe Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; all within incuse square. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 451 var. = SNG von Aulock 4198 (different obverse symbol). A splendid coin with a very fine head of Herakles. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die as usual, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Very rare and attractively toned Kherei Stater
Lot 125
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei, circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.63 g 12), Telmessos. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind, Lycian letter. Rev. kherêi telebehe Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin headdress to right. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52 var. SNG von Aulock 4198 var. Very rare, attractively toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 126
PISIDIA, Selge. Circa 370 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.87 g 1). Two nude wrestlers grappling with each other; between them, ΕΥ; in exergue, palmette. Rev. ΣΤΛΕΓΕΥΣ Slinger standing right; between his legs, astragalus; to right, triskeles. ACGC 1007. SNG Copenhagen 236. SNG von Aulock 5256 (same dies). Beautifully toned and exceptionally nice. Some minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 127
CILICIA, Tarsos. Balakros. Satrap of Cilicia, 333-323 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.99 g 10). Baaltars seated left on backless throne, holding lotos-tipped scepter in his right hand; to left, grain ear and bunch of grapes; below throne, Τ; to right, Β above ivy leaf. Rev. Draped bust of Athena facing, turned slightly to left, wearing triple-crested helmet and pearl necklace. SNG France 367-368. SNG von Aulock 5964. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 128
CYPRUS, Salamis. Evagoras I. Circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.93 g 1). E u fa go ro, (in Cypriot syllabic script). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headress. Rev. Ba si le fo se eu (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters). He-goat with long horns and beard seated right on dotted ground line; above, grain of barley; to right, letter. BMC 55 var, Masson & Amandry, 36, Ba . A superb example, nicely toned, unusually well struck and centered, and of excellent style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 129
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.23 g 1), Susa, circa 304-298/7. Bust of Alexander the Great as Dionysos to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a leopard skin and a bull’s horn and ear (a second bull’s horn can be seen coming out from the far side of his head) and with lowered ear guards, and with a leopard’s skin over his shoulders and knotted around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike standing right, placing wreath on top of a trophy of arms to her right; below left, ΒΕ; between Nike and trophy, Boeotian shield; to right, monogram of ΠΡΥ. Kritt, ESMS Tr. 1-3 var. (obverse die A1, reverse -). SC 173.1. Rare. Struck from the first and most elaborate obverse die in the series. Lightly toned. A few minor marks and areas of flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 130
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 223-187 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.23 g 1), Antioch, circa 204-197. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left, monogram. SC 1047.1 = WSM 1090a. A superb piece, of exceptional quality and with a fine portrait. Lightly toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 131
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.22 g 12), Soloi. Diademed head of Seleukos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side; to left, Α above owl; to right, ΣΑ. CSE 526 (this coin). A. Houghton, The Royal Seleucid Mint of Soloi, NC 1989, 52 (this coin). SC 1305 (this coin cited). Very rare. Nicely toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 132
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.06 g 1), Seleucia in Pieria. Diademed head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Anchor upwards; on crossbar at lower left, lily. SNG Spaer 1634 (same dies). SC 1927.1. Very rare. Lightly toned and extremely attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 133
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Tryphon. Circa 142-138 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 12), Antioch. Diademed head of Tryphon with flowing hair to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; to left, monogram. SC 1033g. A splendid example in high relief struck on good metal, very rare thus. Lightly toned and with much original luster, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 134
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.13 g 12), Tarsos. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; to left, two monograms. SC 2158. SNG Spaer 2204. Nicely toned and with a wonderful portrait. Two old scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 135
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.54 g 12), Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 112-96. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Athena standing left holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on a shield; behind, spear; in outer left, flower; inner left, ΕΡ ΑΡ. SC 1279.4 (this coin illustrated). Beautifully toned, very well struck, and with one of the finest of all the portraits of Antiochos VIII. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 136
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I. Circa 520-505 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.35 g). Half-length figure of the Persian king to right, wearing radiate headdress and holding bow in his left hand and two arrows in his right. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. Carradice Type I (pl. XI, 10). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 25. Rare. Nicely toned and well-struck on a full flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 137
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.30 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, shooting bow. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. A very attractive example of the type, nicely toned, unusually well struck, perfectly centered and very well preserved. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 138
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.43 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. An exceptionally fine, toned example of this type, very well struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 139
KINGS of PARTHIA. Arsakes II. 211-185 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.21 g 12), Rhagae?, circa 209. Head of Arsakes II to left, wearing bashlik. Rev. ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ Arsakes I seated right on low throne, holding bow in his right hand; to right, eagle. Sellwood 6.1. Shore 4. Attractive, well struck and nicely toned. Some uncleaned encrustations on obverse and reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 140
KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.21 g 12), Ecbatana, circa 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates II to left, wearing torque and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Arsakes I seated right on low throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. A wonderful piece, perfectly preserved and beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 141
KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates III. Circa 70/69-58/7 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.13 g 12), Rhagae, circa 63/2-62/1. Diademed facing bust, with trim beard, elaborate robes and a necklace with a central medallion. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ // ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ // ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΚΑΙ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram of Rhagae. Sellwood (Darius?) 35.7. Shore 165. A spectacular example of a rare coin, with a wonderfully evocative portrait. One of the very finest coins of this type in existence. Beautifully toned and struck on full, large flan, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 142
KINGS of PERSIS. Bagadat (Bayadad). Early-mid 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.47 g 2). Diademed and bearded head of Bagadat to right, with luxuriant mustache; wearing kyrbasia or satrapal hat, and pendant earring. Rev. Aramaic legend in two lines. Bagadat seated left on high-backed throne, wearing kyrbasia and long robes and holding cup in his left hand and long scepter in his right; to left, standard. Alram 511. BMC, Arabia, p. 195, 1. De Morgan p. 397, 1. Very rare. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 143
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos II. Circa 185-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.03 g 12). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Youthful Herakles, nude but for lionskin over his left arm, standing facing, wearing an ivy wreath and holding a club in his left hand and a second ivy wreath in his right. Bopearachchi 1 D. Mitchiner 113b. SNG ANS 217-218. A lovely coin struck in good silver. Lightly toned, Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 144
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I. Circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.97 g 11), Pushkalavati. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right, wearing flat topped kausia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, standing facing, holding long trident in his right hand and filleted palm branch in his left. Bopearachchi Série 1A, 1-2. Mitchiner 124b. SNG ANS 274. Very rare in this condition. A superb piece, on a broad flan and with a wonderful portrait in high relief. Lightly toned, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 145
India, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas. Circa 115-95 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.44 g 12). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Antialkidas to right, wearing kausia. Rev. Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialikidasa Zeus seated on throne to left, half facing, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of elephant to right. Bop. 13 B, 42. SNG ANS 1094. Beautifully toned and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 146
India, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander II. Circa 90-80 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.41 g 12). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΟΥ Helmeted, diademed and draped bust of Menander II to right. Rev. Maharajasa dhramikasa Menamdrasa Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch; to left, monogram. Bopearachchi 2B. Mitchiner 229b (Menander I). SNG ANS 1270/1269. Extremely rare. Nicely toned and struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 147
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (Bronze, 35mm, 43.56 g 12), year 1 = 132/133. Inscription in three lines reading “Shim’on Prince of Israel” within palm wreath with large oval jewel at the top. Rev. Year One of the Redemption of Israel Amphora with fluted body, high foot and curved handles. AJC II 3b. Hendin 677. Mildenberg 1 (O1/R1). TJC 220b. . Very rare. Partially flat struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 148
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (Bronze, 30mm, 11.10 g 12), year 2 = 133/4. Inscription in two lines reading Shim’on within an olive wreath closed by an oval gem at the top. Rev. Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel Amphora with fluted body, high foot and curved handles. AJC 39. Hendin 705. Mildenberg 19. TJC 356. A fascinating piece with considerable remains of an unidentifiable undertype. Roughly struck and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 149
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.48 g 12), circa 265-246 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts to right of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts to right of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603 and pl. XIV, 16. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 150
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. (Bronze, 17.74 g 12), Alexandria, circa 250 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, shield. SNG Copenhagen 114 ff. Svoronos 610. With a lovely brown patina, an exceptionally fine coin for this series. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 151
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.80 g 12), Alexandria. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet. BMFA 2348. SNG Copenhagen 169. Svoronos 1113. Very rare. A superb piece of wonderful style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 52000 CHF
Lot 152
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII. 180-116. Okotodrachm (Gold, ), circa 134 (?). Head of Arsinoë II (?) to right, wearing diadem and stephane, and with a lotos-tipped scepter behind her head; in field to left, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; border of dots. Du Chastel 298 (there dated to 134 BC). SNG Copenhagen 322. Svoronos 1498. Superb, lustrous and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
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
Lot 165
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.60 g 12), Uncertain mint in the northern Peloponnnesos, circa 21 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IOVI - OLVM The hexastyle temple of Zeus at Olympia, seen from the front, with a round shield in the pediment and palmettes on the roof. Bauten 159. BMC 665. BN 939. Cohen 182. RIC 472. Rare. An attractive, bright example. Obverse struck very slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 166
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.87 g 1), Samos, circa 21-20 BC. CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Bull standing right. BMC 663. BN 941. Cohen 28. RIC 475. A bright, bold and attractive coin. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 167
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.91 g 7), Colonia Patricia, circa 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. OB / CIVIS / SERVATOS within oak wreath with jewel at the top and with the ties extending upwards. BMC 378. Cohen 208. RIC 77a. A lovely piece, bright, and unusually nice. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 168
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.66 g 2), Rome, L. Aquillius Florus, circa 19 BC. L.AQVILLIVS.FLORVS. III.VIR Draped bust of Virtus to right, wearing helmet with a long crest and a feather on the side. Rev. AVGVSTVS CAESAR Augustus, driving biga of elephants to left, holding laurel branch over the backs of the elephants. BMC 36. BMCRR 4545. Cohen 354. RIC 301. Rare. Struck on a slightly oblong flan but attractive and fresh. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7750 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 169
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.57 g 7), Rome, under the moneyer L. Aquillius Florus, 19/8 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. L AQVILLIVS.FLORVS.III.VIR Open flower with six petals seen from above. BMC 46 = BMCRR 4553. BN 183. Cohen 364. RIC 309. An attractive piece. Bright and lustrous. Some very minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 170
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.77 g 1), Pergamon, circa 19-18 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ARMENIA CAPTA Armenia tiara and bowcase with quiver. BMC 677. BN 995. Cohen 11. RIC 516. Very rare. Somewhat brightly cleaned and with some minor traces of corrosion remaining, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7250 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 171
Tiberius. AD 14-37. Aureus (Gold, 7.79 g 10), Lugdunum, circa 14-17. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia, wearing robes and holding a branch in her right hand and a long scepter in her left, seated to right on a simple, undecorated throne above a double line. BMC 30. Calicó 305e. Cohen 15. RIC 25. An attractive, bold example, with an expressive portrait and fine toning. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 172
Caligula. 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 3.64 g 6), Rome, 40. C.CAESAR.AVG.PON.M.TR.POT.III.COS.III Laureate head of Caligula to right Rev. S.P.Q.R. / P.P /OBC.S. within oak wrreath. BMC -. Cohen 21. RIC 28. . Very rare. A lovely example, sharp and particularly attractive, Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 31000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 173
Nero. 54-68 AD. Denarius (Silver, 3.57 g 6), Rome, 64-65. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated to left on throne, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left. BMC 74. Cohen 119. RIC 53. An attractive piece, well struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 174
Nero. 54-68 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 25.32 g 7), Lugdunum, 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right with globe at the point of the bust. Rev. PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S C Temple of Janus with ornate roof decoration, latticed window on the left and with a garland hung across the closed double doors to the right. BNC 319. BN 73. Cohen 146. RIC 438. WCN 419. A fine and clear example with a smooth brown patina, a good portrait and a detailed view of the temple of Janus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 175
Galba. AD 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 3.35 g 5), Rome, circa July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG Bare head of Galba to right. Rev. SPQR / OB / C S within oak wreath. BMC 34 (there incorrectly termed laureate). Cohen - . RIC 167. Rare. Perfectly centered and with a powerful portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 176
Otho. AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 3.53 g 6), Rome, circa 15 January - 9 March 69. IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM Pax standing to left holding branch in her right hand and caduceus in her left. BMC 3. Cohen 3. RIC 4. Bright, well centered and well struck, an unusually nice piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 177
Vitellius. AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 3.47 g 6), Rome, April-December 69. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA P R Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 20. BN 52. Cohen 18. RIC 90. An excellent, lustrous piece with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 178
Vespasian. AD 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 3.49 g 12), struck in a mint in Asia Minor, probably Ephesos, 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right; below wreath ties, small O. Rev. Domitian Caesar, in military dress, riding prancing horse to left, raising right hand in salute and holding scepter in his left. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC 1480. Extremely rare. For an obverse die by the same die cutter, see RIC 1479. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 179
Titus. AD 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 3.54 g 6), Rome, after 1 July 79. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P Venus standing right, half draped, nude to the hips and leaning on a column to her right, holding a helmet in her left hand and a long transverse scepter in her right. BMC 9-10. Cohen 268. RIC 34. An unusually nice example, lustrous and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 180
Julia Titi. Augusta, AD 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 3.35 g 6), 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F. Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair in a plait down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVGVST Venus standing right, half draped, nude to the hips and leaning on a column to her right, holding a helmet in her left hand and a long transverse scepter in her right. BMC 141. Cohen 14. RIC 388. Sharply struck and particularly attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 181
Domitian. AD 81-96. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 12.73 g 6), struck to commemorate the Secular Games, Rome, 14 September-31 December 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PERP P Radiate bust of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC Domitian, togate, standing left before a temple facade, sacrificing from a patera over a burning altar to left; to left, flute player and harpist standing right; at their feet, personification of the Tiber lying right, holding cornucopiae. BMC 432. Cohen 91. RIC 621. Rare. Attractive green patina with brown highlights. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 182
Domitia. Augusta, AD 82-96. Denarius (Silver, 3.57 g 6), Rome, 82-83. DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing pearl necklace and with her hair piled up over her forehead and in a long braid falling down the back of her neck. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGVST Peacock walking right. BMC 61. BN 65-68. RIC 151. Rare. A superb piece, beautifully preserved and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 183
Nerva. AD 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 3.37 g 7), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COS III PATER PATRIAE Simpulum, sprinkler, ewer and lituus. BMC 33. Cohen 48. RIC 24. A brilliant, sharply struck and very attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 184
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 25.83 g 6), Rome, 105. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan, in armor, on horse galloping to right, hurling spear at fallen Dacian crawling to right. BMC 839. Cohen 508. Hill 216. RIC 543. A lovely clear example with a splendid portrait. Lovely brownish gold Tiber patina. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 185
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 3.38 g 6), Rome, 107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DACP M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding cornucopiae in his left hand and sacrificing over a burning altar from a patera held in his right. BMC 209. Cohen 394. Hill 347. RIC 183. A remarkably fine piece, perfectly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 186
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 3.34 g 6), Rome, 114. 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 View of the Column of Trajan: showing his statue on top, the two eagles at its base, and the entrance below. Bauten 50. BMC 452. BN 746. Cohen 558. Hill 618. RIC 292. Sharp and attractive with lustrous surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1450 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 187
Hadrian. AD 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 3.51 g 6), Rome, 122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. P M TR P COS III Galley moving to left. BMC 246. Cohen 1174. Hill 215. RIC 113. A superb piece, perfectly centered and unusually fine. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1550 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 188
Hadrian. AD 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 3.54 g 6), Rome, 125. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS III Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 402. Cohen 374. Hill 270. RIC 175. A superb and lustrous piece with a wonderful portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 189
Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. Denarius (Silver, 3.29 g 6), Rome, 137. L AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / CONCORD Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on cornucopiae set on the ground. BMC 981 (Hadrian). Cohen 1. Hill 837. RIC 436 (Hadrian). A splendid piece, of wonderful style. Minor die scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 190
Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AD 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 3.53 g, 6 h), Rome, 140. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius Caesar to right. BMC 156. Cohen 15. RIC 417a. A superb and lustrous piece, with a remarkably elegant portrait of the young Marcus . Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 191
Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28.54 g 12), Rome, 145. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS III S C / LIBERALITAS / [AVG IIII ] Antoninus Pius seated on platform to left with, to left, Liberalitas standing left with abacus and cornucopiae and, to right, officer standing left; below left, togate citizen standing right with upraised hands. BMC 1688. Cohen 498. Hill 655. RIC 774. Strack 984. An attractive coin with a particularly detailed and well-preserved reverse. Greenish brown patina, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 192
Diva Faustina Senior, Wife of Antoninus Pius, Empress 138-140. Denarius (Silver, 3.24 g, 6 h), Rome, struck to commemorate her death in AD 140, circa 147. DIVA FAVSTINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair in a bun bound with pearls at the top of her head. Rev. AETERNITAS Fortuna, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding globe and rudder. BMC 366. Cohen 7. RIC 348. A beautifully centered coin with a splendid, large portrait in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 193
Commodus. AD 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 2.88 g 6), Rome, very late 191-192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Head of Commodus to right, wearing the lion skin headdress of Hercules. Rev. HERCVLI ROMANO AVG Bow, club and quiver loaded with arrows. BMC 343. Cohen 195. RIC 253. An astonishingly well-preserved and sharply struck coin, rare thus. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3700 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 194
Crispina, Augusta, AD 178-182. Denarius (Silver, 3.39 g, 12 h), Rome, 180-182. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Crispina to right, her hair bound up at the back. Rev. VENVS Venus standing left, holding an apple in her right hand and gathering up her upper garment on to her left shoulder with her left. BMC 44 (Commodus). Cohen 35. RIC 286a (Commodus). Lustrous, beautifully centered and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 195
Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 2.85 g 12), Laodicea, 197. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. PROFECTIO AVG Septimius Severus, holding transverse spear and riding horse walking to right. BMC 466. Cohen 580. RIC 494. A superb piece, bright and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 196
Septimius Severus. D 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 3.12 g 7), Rome, 201. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. BMC 187. Cohen -. Hill 471. RIC 157. Rare. Attractive and well-struck. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1680 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 197
Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29.98 g 12), Rome, 211. L SEPT SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. VICT BRIT P M TR P XIX COS III P P / S C Two Victories standing left and right, fixing a shield on a palm tree with two seated captives at its base. Banti 165. BMC 216A (but with an incorrect obverse legend). Cohen 723. Hill 1166. RIC 808 var . Attractive dark green patina. Reverse double struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 198
Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 2.89 g 7), Rome, 216. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding scepter in her left. BMC 23B. Cohen 212. Hill 1536. RIC 388c. A superb and lustrous coin with an excellent portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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