nomos 20
10 July 2020 16:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Welcome, finally!, to Nomos 20. At the time of this was first written, in early March 2020, we were coming to the realisation that our auction was not going to take place on the 3rd of May: we never thought it would have to be put off to 10th of July!
Anonymous, 211-208. 60 Asses (Gold, 15 mm, 3.37 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Mars to right; below left, mark of value. Rev. ROMA Eagle, with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt. Bahrfeldt 4a. BMCRR 185. Crawford 44/2. Sydenham 226. Clear, attractive, and struck from finely engraved dies. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Anonymous, circa 206-195. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 2 h). Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind head to left, X. Rev. ROMA The Dioscouri galloping to right; below right; bull butting to left. Crawford 116/1a. RBW 529. Sydenham 281. Rare. Bright and attractive. Reverse somewhat off-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
L. Marcius Philippus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.59 g, 5 h), Rome. ANCVS Diademed head of Ancus Marcius to right; behind, lituus. Rev. PHILIPPVS Aqueduct, on which is an equestrian statue of Q. Marcius Rex with a plant below; in the five arches of the aqueduct, A Q V A MAR. Babelon (Marcia) 28. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. Very attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Marc Antony and Lucius Antony, Summer, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.89 g, 1 h), Ephesos, M. Cocceius Nerva, proquaestor. M•ANT•IMP AVG VIR•R•P•C M NERVA PROQ•P (sic!) Bare head of Marc Antony to right. Rev. L•ANTONIVS COS Bare head of Lucius Antony to right. Babelon (Antonia) 48 var. and (Cocceia) 2 var. BMCRR p. 492, 107, fn. 3 = Rome, Capitoline Museum, ex Bignami Collection = Crawford 517/5b. CRI 246a. Sydenham 1185 var. An extremely rare variety. Lightly toned and with excellent portraits. Thin flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF