nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 277
Anonymous, circa 265 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 42 mm, 63.34 g, 12 h), cast, Rome. Open right hand, •••. Rev. Open left hand, •••. Crawford 21/4. HN III 291. Vecchi 44. A particularly fine example, cast in high relief and with a very attractive green patina. Unimportant casting faults on both sides, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 278
Anonymous, 211-208. 60 Asses (Gold, 15 mm, 3.36 g, 10 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Mars to right; below left, mark of value, VI (ligate) X. Rev. ROMA Eagle, with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt. Bahrfeldt 4a. BMCRR 185. Crawford 44/2. Sydenham 226. Lustrous well-struck and particularly attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 279
The Social War: Coinage of the Marsic Confederation, 90-88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.73 g, 6 h), Corfinium, circa 90. ITALIA Laureate head of Italia to left, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. At the center, youth kneeling by a standard, holding pig, at which two groups of four soldiers, on the left and right, point their swords; in exergue, Q. Campana 68. HN III 408. Sydenham 621. Very attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 280
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.83 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind his neck, S • C. Rev. Q ·(ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding wreath in her right hand, reins and palm branch in her left; below horses, Q. Babelon, (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742b. Sharp and clear, with a beautiful old cabinet red-yellowish tone. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 281
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, 64 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 7 h), Rome. GETA - III VIR Draped bust of Diana to right, with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. C HOSIDI C F Boar standing to right; beneath the boar to left, hound crouching right in position to attack. Babelon (Hosidia) 1 var (without a spear in the boar). BMCRR 3393. Crawford 407/2 note. Sydenham 903a. A very rare variety. Attractively toned and sharply struck. Minor scuff on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 282
Q. Pompeius Rufus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.77 g, 6 h), Rome. Q POM RVFI - RVFVS COS Bare head of the consul Q. Pompeius Rufus to right. Rev. SVLLA.COS Bare head of the Dictator Sulla, cos. 88, to right. Babylon (Pompeia) 4. Crawford 434/1. Sydenham 908. Nicely toned and with excellent portraits. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 283
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), North Africa. Q·METEL· PIVS – SCIPIO·IMP Lion-headed Genius Terrae Africae standing facing, holding ankh in her right hand; to left and right of her head, G.T. - A. Rev. P·CRASSVS·IVN – LEG PRO·PR Victory standing to left, holding caduceus and shield. Babelon (Caecilia) 51, (Licinia) 21. Crawford 460/4. CRI 43. Sydenham 1050. Very rare. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 284
Julius Caesar, late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.83 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing necklace of pearls. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing to left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 285
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.73 g, 6 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Toned. Banker's mark on the obverse and reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 286
Julius Caesar. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 15.66 g, 11 h), struck under the prefect C. Clovius, Rome, late 46-early 45 BC. CAESAR DIC TER Winged and draped bust of Victory to right. Rev. C CLOVI PRAEF Minerva advancing to left, holding trophy over shoulder and spears and shield decorated with Medusa; at feet to left, snake gliding left with head erect. Cohen 7. Crawford 476/1a. Sydenham 1025. A nice example with a particularly detailed reverse and a pleasant patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 287
Julius Caesar, April 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.83 g, 6 h), struck by the moneyer C. Cossutius Maridianus, Rome. CAESAR / PARENS PATRIAE Wreathed and veiled head of Caesar to right; before, lituus, behind, apex. Rev. C.COSSVTIVS and MARIDIANVS arranged in the form of a cross with A-A-A-F F in the angles. Babylon (Julia) 43, (Cossutia) 2. Crawford 480/19. CRI 112. Sydenham 1069. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 288
L. Flaminius Chilo and Julius Caesar, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.66 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L.FLAMINIVS IIII.VIR Goddess, Venus or Pax, standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter in her left. Babelon (Flaminia) 2, (Julia) 44. Crawford 485/1. CRI 113. Sydenham 1089. Very nicely toned and with a noble portrait of Caesar. Some minor marks and porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 289
C. Cassius Longinus, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 8.08 g, 1 h), with the legate M. Aquinus, uncertain military mint, perhaps Smyrna. M.AQVINVS.LEG.LIBER-TAS Diademed head of Libertas to right. Rev. CASSI IMP Tripod with lebes, fillets and laurel branches. Bahrfeldt 57. Calicó 64. Crawford 499/1. CRI 218. Sydenham 1303. Very rare. A coin of exceptionally fine quality, very well-struck and well-centered. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 290
Brutus. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.78 g, 12 h), military mint traveling with Brutus in southwestern Asia Minor, with the proquaestor L. Sestius, 43-42 BC. L SESTI PRO Q Quaestorial chair, against which rests staff; modius below. Rev. Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Tripod between simpulum and apex. Babelon (Junia) 39 and (Sestia) 4. Crawford 502/4. CRI 203. Sydenham 1292. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF