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!
Lot 237
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.60 g, 6 h), signed by the magistrate Gaius Claudius Flaccus, struck shortly after 147. EYΚΑΡΠEΩΝ Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. EΠΙ Γ• ΚΛ• ΦΛΑΚΚΟY Telesphorus standing, facing. RPC IV.2 online 1986. SNG München 193-194. SNG von Aulock 3576. An attractive coin with a dark, green-black patina. Struck very slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 297
IONIA. Ephesus. Augustus, 28/27 BC-14 AD. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.04 g, 12 h), circa 28-20 BC. IMP•CAESAR•DIVI•F•COS•VI•LIBERTATIS•P•R•VINDEX Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. Pax standing on parazonium to left, holding caduceus in her right hand; in field to left, PAX; in field to right, snake emerging from a cista; around, laurel wreath. BMC 691. Cohen 218. RPC 2203. RIC 476. A very clear and attractive specimen, with a rather intellectual-looking portrait of Augustus. Some very fine scratches on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 300
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.15 g, 11 h), Dated year 36 of the Actian Era and 54 of the Caesarean Era = AD 6. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟV Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ The Tyche of Antioch seated on a rock to right, with, below, the river-god Orontes swimming right; in field to right, ΔΝ (54) above monogram of ΑΝΤΧ; in field before Tyche's head, ζΛ (36). McAlee 187. Prieur 57. RPC 4158. Bold and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 302
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Agrippina II, wife of Claudius, 50-54. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.78 g, 12 h), struck under Nero. ΣΕ - ΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina II to right, her hair tied in a braid at the back. Rev. ΑΙΖΑ - ΝΙΤΩΝ Kybele seated left on a throne, holding a phiale in her right hand and resting her left arm on two drums. BMC 57. RPC 3101. Rare. Clear and with an attractive green patina. Some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 305
IONIA. Ephesus. Messalina, wife of Nero, 66-68. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.41 g, 1 h), struck under the proconsul M. Acilius Aviola (65/66) and the Ephesian magistrate Aichmokles, 66. ΜΕΣΣΑΛΙΝΑΝ... Draped bust of Messalina to right, her hair bound in a long queue tied up behind her head. Rev. ΑΙΧΜΟΚΛΗΣ - ΕΠ Α[ΒΙΟΛΑ] /ΕΦΕ / ΡΩΜΗ Roma, veiled and draped, standing right, holding a figure of Artemis in her right hand and a long scepter with her left. RPC 2632. Rare. With a clear portrait and a fine, dark green patina. As usual, the obverse is struck somewhat off-center, thus, making the empress's full titles uncertain, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 900 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 308
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Galba, 68-69. As (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.24 g, 1 h). IM SER SVL GAL - CAE Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. S•C in a laurel wreath with ties below. McAlee 312. RPC 4314. With a superb portrait of Galba and a wonderful, apple-green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 314
LYDIA. Thyateira. Julia Titi, 79-90/91. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.89 g, 2 h), c. 80-81. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right. Rev. ΘΥΑΤΕΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ Tripod. RPC II 941. With a lovely, very delicate portrait of Julia and an attractive dark patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 316
Domitia, wife of Domitian, 82-96. Lydia. Philadelphia. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Lagetas. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥC[ΤΑ] Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing an elaborate diadem and with her hair bound in a queue falling down behind. Rev. EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕ ΦΙΛΑΔEΛΦE-ΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem. BMC 64-65. RPC II 1336. SNG Copenhagen 379. With a bold and rather unflattering portrait and an attractive brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 150 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
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Lot 322
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.94 g, 6 h), 121-128. AYT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEB Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. ΔHMAPX ΕΞ YΠAT Γ Helios, holding globe and sceptre, standing left atop Mt. Argaeus. RPC III 3081. With an elegant portrait, lightly toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 330
PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, 147-175. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.16 g, 6 h), early 160s. ΦΑVСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑС Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back of her head. Rev. ΔΟΚΙ - ΜЄΩΝ Kybele, with multiple breasts, standing facing in a very stiff way; to left and right, lions standing outwards, their heads turned back towards Kybele. BMC 23. RPC IV.2 online 1976. SNG Cop 358. SNG von Aulock 3550. With an attractive portrait of the still youthful empress and an unusual depiction of Kybele. Dark green-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 332
PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, 147-175. Triassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.06 g, 6 h), after 164/early 170s. ΦΑYCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair rolled into a bun at the back. Rev. ΔΟΚΙΜEΩΝ ΜΑΚEΔΟ Apollo, nude, standing facing, head turned to right, wearing laurel wreath, holding a laurel branch with his right hand, his right elbow supported by the Delphic tripod to his left, and holding his bow with his left; in the field to right, crow alighting on Apollo's left arm. RPC online 1688. Very rare; only five recorded in RPC online, all in public collections. With a very good portrait of Faustina and a dark green-black patina. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 333
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Faustina II, 161-176. Hexassarion (Bronze, 38 mm, 32.77 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Metrodoros, strategos for the second time, c. 175-176. ΦΑVCΤΕΙ-ΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤ-Η Draped bust of Faustina II to left, her hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΕΠΙ CΤΡΑ-ΜΗΝΟ-ΔΩΡΟV Τ Ο Β / ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙC-ΑΡΕ / Ω-Ν On the left, hero (Perseus?), nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing right, holding harpa over his left shoulder and extending his right hand to clasp the extended right hand of Artemis, on the right, standing left, wearing hunting dress and boot, and holding bow with her left hand; between them, flaming thymiaterion. RPC 4.2, 11395. Extremely rare, the better of the two known examples. Of very fine style, struck from very well-engraved dies, and with an attractive dark olive-grey patina. Marks and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 336
MESSENIA. Kyparissia (Kyparissos). Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.22 g, 10 h), c. 198-208. ΛΟVCI - CEΟVΗΡΟC Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind and with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. KYΠAP-ICCEΩN Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding staff entwined by serpent. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 792 (but with a cuirassed bust). BMC 2. Rare. Clear and most attractive with a red-brown-green patina. Some minor pitting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 337
LACONIA. Gytheion. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.58 g, 3 h). Λ CEOY-HPOC CE Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. Γ-YΘE-ATΩN Artemis standing facing, head turned to left, holding bow with her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. BCD -. BMC -. NCP -. But cf. BCD 969.5 and NCP O VIII for issues of Julia Domna with this type. Apparently unpublished. With a dark green patina. Minor pitting and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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Lot 338
CILICIA. Lamus. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Triassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 20.78 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Λ CΕΠ CΕΥΗΡ ΠΕΡ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΛΑΜωΤ ΜΗΤΡ ΛΑΜωΤΙΔ Eagle, standing facing on a tall altar, with spread wings and with his head turned to right, holding a wreath in his beak. Levante - (but cf. 2, same obverse die, and 7, same reverse type). Very rare, and possibly unpublished, with a portrait done in a striking provincial style and with a dark green-brown patina. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 339
GALATIA. Pessinus. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.34 g, 8 h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠECCINO-YNTIΩN Tyche standing facing, head turned to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 22. SNG Paris 2616. Well-struck and clear, with a glossy, dark patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 340
THRACE. Bizya. Caracalla, as Caesar, 196-198. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.72 g, 7 h). Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤ-ΩΝΙΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. BIZYH-NΩN Silenus standing right, pouring wine from wineskin, in the form of a boar, into a krater. Varbanov 1472. Yurukova 48. With a fine, golden-brown patina and attractive reverse scene. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 342
LYDIA. Bagis. Geta, Caesar, 198-209. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.33 g, 7 h), struck under the archon Gaius. Π. CΕΠΤ - ΓEΤΑC Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΓΑΙΟ - V ΑΡ - Χ ΒΑΓΗΝ /ΩΝ Asklepios, on the right, and Hygeia, on the left, standing facing, each turned slightly towards each other; between them, small facing figure of Telesphoros. BMC 47. SNG Copenhagen 54. Attractive patina, well-engraved, and with a fine youthful portrait. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 343
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Geta, 209-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.14 g, 12 h), 211. AVT KAI ΓЄTAC CЄ Laureate and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO B Eagle standing facing, with spread wings, his head turned to left and with a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1173. Attractive, clear and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 345
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ.Κ.Μ.ΟΠ.CΕ.ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC.C-ΕΒ. Laureate and bearded head of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Α Eagle standing facing with spread wings, and with his head to right with a wreath in his beak; below talons, long-horned bull's head facing. Prieur 823. Sharp, clear, well-struck and lightly toned. Minor areas of flat striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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Lot 347
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 11.75 g, 12 h), 219. ΑΥΤ Κ ΜΑ...ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β / Δ - Ε Eagle standing facing with spread wings; head to left, with wreath in his beak. McAlee 763. Prieur 272. Lightly toned, sharp and well-struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 351
LYDIA. Maeonia. Julia Mamaea, 222-235. Diassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.49 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Aurelius Zenon, first archon. ΙΟΥ ΜΑΜ-ΑΙΑ CΕ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΖΗΝΩΝ-ΟC ΑΡΧ Α ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ Baetyl-shaped cult statue of Kore facing, wearing kalathos and, at the base, a poppy on the left and a grain ear on the right. RPC VI, 4465 (temporary, with a slightly mistaken description). Rare. With an attractive portrait, an unusual reverse type and dark green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
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Lot 352
CILICIA. Kolybrassos. Julia Mamaea, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 34 mm, 23.35 g, 6 h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ..ΜΑΜΑΙΑΝ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. ΚΟΛΥΒΡΑCCΕΩΝ Athena, helmeted and draped, standing facing, her head turned to right, holding a patera in her right hand and, in her left, a transverse spear. Apparently unpublished, save for Gorny & Mosch 196, 2011, 2237 (same dies). Very rare. A bold and attractive coin with a dark, olive-green patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 357
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.13 g, 1 h), 244. AYTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOΥCIAC / S - C / MON VRB Eagle standing front with open wings, his head turned back to left, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. An absolutely splendid, sharp, lustrous and well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 358
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.80 g, 12 h), stating the name of the capital of the Koinon, Beroia, c. 246. AΛEΞANΔ - ΡOΥ Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with griffin running to right on the bowl. Rev. KOI MAK / .Β. /N/E/ΕΝ ΒΕΡΟΙ /.Α. Two prize crowns, each containing a palm branch. AMNG - (cf. 869 as diademed and variations on obverse and reverse legend). With an attractive olive-tan patina and an unusual helmeted portrait of Alexander; very uncommon with the city name. Slightly off-center on both sides and some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 150 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
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Lot 361
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.08 g, 12 h), 249. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Δ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C Eagle standing right with spread wings and with a wreath in its beak. Prieur 449. Sharply struck and very attractively centered on a broad flan. Minor doubling in the city name, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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Lot 362
LYDIA. Tripolis. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 33 mm, 15.51 g, 6 h). •Μ• ΩΤΑΚ• CΕ-ΒΗΡΑ• CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ - ΜΑΙΑΝΔΡΟ/C Youthful river-god - the Maiander - reclining to left on waves, holding reed in his right hand, and resting his left on an upturned urn from which the river flows; below right, fish. SNG Lindgren 854. Very rare. Bold, with a dark, grey-green patina, and of good style. Minor marks and some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 363
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.69 g, 7 h), 245. ΜΑΡ ΟΤΑΚΙΛ CΕΟΥΗΡΑΝ CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia to right, set on crescent. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΖ ΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Α / S C Eagle, with spread wings, standing facing on palm branch, his head to left and with a wreath in his beak. Prieur 341. A lightly toned, bright, well-struck and well-centered piece, of unusually heavy weight. Minor die scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 364
ARABIA. Philippopolis. Divus Julius Marinus, father of Philip I, died circa 246/7. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.92 g, 12 h), minted under his son, Philip I, Antioch, 247-249. ΘЄΩ MAPINΩ Bareheaded bust of Divus Julius Marinus to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder, set upon an eagle standing right with spread wings. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN KOΛΩNIAC /S-C Roma (or Allat?) standing right, holding patera in her right hand, spear with her, and with a shield at her side. Butcher, INJ 9, pl. 25, 11 (same obverse die). De Saulcy 2. SNG ANS 1402 (same obverse die). Spijkerman 2 (same obverse die). Rare. A splendid example with a fine olive-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4750 CHF
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