nomos 2
18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 199
Caracalla. AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 3.47 g 6), Rome, 206. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. LAETITIA - TEMPORVM Circus scene: in the middle, a galley under sail to left; below, wild animals (including a stork, lions, bulls and a bear); above, four racing quadrigas. BMC 508. Cohen 118. Hill 793. RIC 157. Very rare, clear and very attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 200
Caracalla. AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 3.16 g 12), Rome, 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate and bearded 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. Hill 1427. RIC 302. Superb and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 275 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 201
Geta. Caesar, AD 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 3.25 g 6), Rome, 206. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated facing in the center intercolumniation of a hexastyle temple with a statue at the base of each column; in the pediment, Jupiter standing between two reclining figures. BMC p. 247, * = Cohen 176 = Hill 788 = RIC 54 (all citing the specimen in Paris). RCV 7199 (also presumably referring to the Paris piece, but this is not clear). Extremely rare and of great importance. A clear and remarkably well preserved example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 202
Diadumenian. Caesar, AD 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 3.26 g 6), Rome, late July 217 - end February 218. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, seen from the front. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian standing left, in military dress, his head to right, holding standard in his right hand and scepter in his left; behind him to right, two standards. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 102. Lustrous and with a lovely portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 203
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
Lot 204
Julia Soaemias. Augusta, AD 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 3.26 g 6), Rome. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right. Rev. IVNO REGINA Juno, veiled, standing right, holding long scepter in her left hand and palladium on her extended right. BMC 40. Cohen 3. RIC 237. A beautifully preserved coin with an outstanding portrait. Minor die clashing on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 205
Julia Paula. Augusta, AD 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 3.63 g 11), Antioch. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Julia, veiled, standing left, on the right, facing Elagabalus, togate, standing right, on the left, clasping their right hands together. BMC 319. Cohen 12. RIC 214. A superb piece with a remarkably fine portrait in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 206
Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Aureus (Gold, 6.28 g 6), Rome, 223. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Mars standing left, helmeted and wearing armor, holding olive branch in his right hand and reversed spear in his left . BMC 91. Calicó 3089. Cohen 230. RIC 21. Rare. With a fine portrait of the youthful emperor. Toned and attractive, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 207
Gordian III. AD 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.82 g 12), Rome, end July 238 - July 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear with his left. Cohen 381. RIC 6. A remarkably fine piece, with a superb, youthful portrait struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 275 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 208
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
Lot 209
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
Lot 210
Philip I. AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.13 g 6), Rome, 244-247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. PAX AETERN Pax running to left, holding branch and transverse scepter. Cohen 102. RIC 41. Bright, attractive, well centered and in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 211
Philip I. AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.76 g 6), Antioch, 248. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Cohen 8 var. RIC 82. Sharp, attractive and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 212
Otacilia Severa. Augusta, AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.28 g 6), Rome, 248. OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa on crescent to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / IIII Hippopotamus walking to right. Cohen 63. RIC 116b. A fine piece with a particularly amusing looking hippopotamus. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 625 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 213
Philip II. AD 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.61 g 1), Antioch, 247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to left. Rev. FELI / CITAS / IMPP in three lines within laurel wreath. Cohen 11. RIC 242. Rare. With a fine portrait of the young prince and an unusually interesting reverse. Beautifully centered and well struck, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 625 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 214
Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.84 g 6), Rome, 250-251. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. PANNONIAE The Two Pannoniae standing left, both raising their right hands, the one on the left with a standard next to her and the one on the right holding a vexillum. RIC 23 var. Attractive and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 215
Trebonianus Gallus. AD 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.65 g 6), Rome, 251-253. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ANNONA AVGG Annona standing right, holding rudder and corn ears. Cohen 17. RIC 31. Sharp, lustrous and with a splendid portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 425 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 216
Aemilian. AD 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.57 g 6), Rome, August - September 253. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. MARTI PACIF Mars striding left, bearing branch in his right hand and spear and shield in his left. Cohen 22. RIC 5b. Rare. Some slight flatness of strike, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 217
Diva Mariniana. The wife of Valerian, who died before he came to the throne in 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 2.66 g 12), Viminacium, 253-254. DIVAE MARINIANAE Veiled and draped bust of Mariniana on crescent to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Apotheosis of Mariniana: Mariniana, draped, raising right hand and holding scepter, flying upwards on peacock to right. Cohen 16. MIR 36, 850b. RIC 6. A remarkably well-struck example with a particularly delicate portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 218
Constantine I, AD 307/310-337. Aureus (Gold, 5.43 g, 6 h), Siscia, summer 311-313. CONSTANTINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI / SIS Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing on globe to left, his head turned back bearing a wreath in his beak for Jupiter. Calicó 5168. Depeyrot 13/1. RIC 214. Very rare. A lovely coin, perfectly preserved and lightly toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 219
Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Medallion in the weight of 6 siliquae (Silver, 19.08 g 6), Constantiniople, struck as a donative for the dedication of Constantine’s new city of Constantinople, circa 11 May 330. Head of Constantine to right, wearing rosette diadem Rev. D N CONSTANTINVS / MAX TRIVMF AVG /M CONSZ Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, turned slightly to the right, wearing turreted crown, holding cornucopiae and with her left hand and flower with her right, and with her right foot on the prow of a galley. Alföldi pl. 18, 225. Cohen 136. Gnecchi p. 58, 11-13 var. (differing officinae). RIC p. 578, 5 3 var. Toynbee pl. 37, 9. Extremely rare, a remarkable piece of the greatest historical importance. Toned and pleasing, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 44000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 220
Arcadius. AD 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 4.52 g 6), Constantinople, circa 403-408. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE S / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield, which she inscribes XX/XXX; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 34/2. RIC 29. Lustrous and very attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 221
Leo I, 457-474. Tremissis (Gold, 1.45 g 6), Milan, 2 August - 19 November 461. D N LEO PERPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo to right. Rev. Cross within wreath; in exergue, COMOB. RIC 2515. Extremely rare. Crudely struck and with some remaining deposits. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 222
Zeno, Second reign, AD 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 4.53 g 6), Constantinople, fifth issue. D N ZENO PERP AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross in her right hand; to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 929 . Sharp and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 223
Justinian I. 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 4.45 g 6), Rome, circa 537. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCA / ROMOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross on base in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; to right, star. DOC -. MIBE 28.1 = BMC Vandals pl. XVI, 4 (Berlin, same reverse die). SB 290. Extremely rare, and one of the finest specimens of this type known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 224
Heraclius. 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 4.51 g 6), Constantinople, 636/7. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AUGUH / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, I. DOC 36. MIB 42. SB 761. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 225
Constans II. 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 4.47 g 6), Constantinople, 651-654. dN CONSTAN-TINUS P P AU Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AUGUA / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19a. MIB 23. SB 956. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 226
Constantine IV Pogonatus. 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 4.35 g 6), Naples (ascribed by Ricotti Prina to Pentapolis), circa 681-685. P OCNS TA US P P A Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORA AVGV Δ:T / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC -. MIB III, cf. pl. 34, X2. Ricotti Prina 31 (same obverse die). SB 1230A. Very rare. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 227
Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIuM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI Δ / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7d. MIB 8a. SB 1248. A wonderful piece, beautifully struck, very sharp and with a superb portrait of Christ. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 22100 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 228
Tiberius Petasius. 728 or 730/731. Solidus (Gold, 4.03 g 6), Blera (in Latium, near Rome) or, perhaps more likely, Naples. TIUERIUS MULTUS A Facing bust of Tiberius, wearing chlamys and a diadem with cross over a circlet, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and akakia in his right. Rev. VICTOR.IVTGTA Cross potent on base and two steps. F. Füeg, “Byzanz: Zu Prägungen aus dem 8. bis 11. Jahrhundert, Teil 1,” SM 196, 1999, 73, A (this piece cited). Unique and of the greatest historical importance. Minor marks and some minor striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 229
Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne Rev. [CωnSTA] nTh bASILEU Rm Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding scepter ending in leaved cross in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross resting on a crescent in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1828A. Rare. Lustrous and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 230
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Pseudo-Byzantine types. Dinar (Gold, 4.26 g 6), uncertain mint in North Africa, circa 695-705/715. [NON] EST dS NISI IPSE SO[... Two imperial busts facing (based on those of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine), both draped and wearing crowns with a triple ornament; the one on the left larger and bearded, that on the right beardless and smaller. Rev. dE d NO CIAS MA ET OMN AN Pillar, with cross bar on top, on base and two steps; to right, pellet. BMC (Arab-Byzantine) 143. Extremely rare. Minor nicks and scrapes, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 6250 CHF
Lot 231
ITALY. Ferrara. Borso d’Este, 1450-14. Ducato (Gold, 22 mm, 3.54 g, 3 h), undated, but struck 1450-1452. +BORSIVS.MARChIO.ESTENS Quartered arms of Este within a circular field. Rev. SVRESIT.XPS.SPES MEA Christ, nimbate, rising from the tomb, raising right hand in benediction and holding banner in his left. Bellesia 1/C. Biaggi 759. CNI X, p. 429, 3 var. Fr. 260. Of great rarity, one of only five known examples. Clear and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 232
CRUSADERS, Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Emery d’Amboise. 1503-1512. 2 Ducats (Gold, 6. 94 g 4). +.F.EMERICVS.DAMBOYSE.MAGNQ.MAG.R. Arms of Amboise quartered with those of the Order. Rev. +AGN:DEI:QVI.TOLIS:PECCA.MVD.MISE.NO: Nimbate Pascal lamb standing left, head turned back to right to view the banner of the Order behind him. Fr. 7. Schlumberger p. 261 (citing a piece bearing these legends then in the Montenuovo collection in Vienna). Extremely rare, one of only a very few known examples. Lightly toned. Very slightly wavy flan with sllight traces of mounting, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
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