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2 January 2022
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Rare Roman Punic War Issue
Anonymous, Circa 245-240 BC. Pentonkion (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.69 g, 5 h), struck during the final years of the First Punic War, uncertain mint in Sicily. ROMANO Head of Roma to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; uncertain symbol behind neck. Rev. ROMA-[NO] Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right and wings open; in left field, short sword. BMC 5 (as Romano-Campanian). Crawford 23/1. HN III 296. Burnett/McCabe (unlisted dies). Kestner -. Sydenham 30. Very rare; green patina. Obverse fields smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Victoriatus (Silver, 17 mm, 3.37 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath held in right hand. Crawford 53/1. Sydenham 83. Light toning. Light deposits around the devices, some areas of flat strike, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare denomination
Anonymous, after 211 BC. Sestertius (Silver, 12 mm, 1.03 g, 9 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, IIS. Rev. The Dioscuri galloping to right; below, in linear frame, ROMA in relief. Crawford 44/7. Sydenham 142. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Q. Marcius Libo, 148 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.81 g, 2 h), Rome. LIBO Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X. Rev. Q · (MA)RC / ROMA The Dioscuri galloping right, each holding couched lance in his right hand and reins in left. Babelon (Marcia) 1. Crawford 215/1. Sydenham 395. Well struck and nicely centered. Light porosity and surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A. Spurilius, 139 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. A · SP(VR)I / ROMA Luna, holding goad in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping biga to right. Babelon (Spurilia) 1. Crawford 230/1. Sydenham 448. Slight roughness and a few faint scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
P. Aelius Paetus, 138 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.85 g, 3 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. P · PAETVS / ROMA The Dioscuri, each holding couched lance in his right hand, riding right. Babelon (Aelia) 3. Crawford 233/1. Sydenham 455. Light scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.89 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, jug; below chin, X. Rev. SEX PO FOSTLVS / ROMA She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling Romulus and Remus; behind, the shepherd Faustulus standing to right; in background, birds in a fig tree. Babelon (Pompeia) 1a. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.90 g, 5 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. L · (ANTE)S / ROMA Jupiter in quadriga galloping to right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Nice toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.74 g, 11 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. L · ANTES / ROMA Jupiter in quadriga galloping to right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
C. Servilius M.f, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 5 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, wreath and denomination mark. Rev. C · SERVEILI · M · F The Dioscuri riding apart. Babelon (Servilia) 1. Crawford 239/1. Sydenham 525. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
M. Vargunteius, 130 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Rome. M · (VAR) G Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. ROMA Jupiter in slow quadriga to right, holding thunderbolt in his left hand and palm frond in his right. Babelon (Vargunteia) 1. Crawford 257/1. Sydenham 507. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
M. Furius L.f. Philus, 120 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 11 h), Rome. M FOVRI L F Laureate head of Janus. Rev. (PH)LI / ROMA Roma standing left, holding wreath in right hand, scepter in left, before trophy flanked by carnyx and shields; above, star. Babelon (Furia) 18. Crawford 281/1. Sydenham 529. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
M. Furius L.f. Philus, 120 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.83 g, 9 h), Rome. M FOVRI L F Laureate head of Janus. Rev. PHLI / ROMA Roma standing left, holding wreath in right hand, scepter in left, before trophy flanked by carnyx and shields; above, star. Babelon (Furia) 18. Crawford 281/1. Sydenham 529. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Q. Curtius, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.90 g, 7 h), Rome. Q · CVRT Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X upwards before. Rev. M SI(LA) / ROMA Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt held in right hand and holding scepter in left; above, lituus M SILA below, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 285/2; Sydenham 537. Babelon (Curtia) 2. Crawford 285/2. Sydenham 537. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Q. Curtius, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.66 g), Obverse brockage, Rome. Q · CVRT Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X upwards before. Rev. Incuse of obverse. Cf. Babelon (Curtia) 2. Cf. Crawford 285/2. Cf. Sydenham 537. A nice, clear brockage. Bankers' marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
M. Sergius Silus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 9 h), Rome. EX · S · C / ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. Q / M · SERGI / SILVS Cavalryman riding to left, holding sword and severed head of a barbarian warrior in right hand. Babelon (Sergia) 1. Crawford 286/1. Sydenham 534. Attractively toned and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.81 g, 7 h), Rome. M · CIPI · M · F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X . Rev. ROMA Victory in biga to right, holding reins and palm branch tied with fillet; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Appius Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancius and Q. Urbinius, 111-110 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.80 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, quadrangular device. Rev. T.MAL.AP.CL.Q.VR Victory , holding reins in both hand, driving triga to right. Babelon (Claudia) 3 and (Manlia) 2. Crawford 299/1b. Sydenham 570a. Nicely centered. Some scratches and deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Memmius, 109-108 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.86 g, 7 h), Rome. Male head to right, wearing oak wreath; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · MEMMI The Dioscuri standing facing, each holding spear in right hand and bridle of his horse in left; star above each of their heads. Babelon (Memmia) 1. Crawford 304/1. Sydenham 558. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
L. Thorius Balbus, 105 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 10 h), Rome. I · S · M · R Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat's skin headdress. Rev. L · THORIVS / BALBVS Bull charging right; above, O. Babelon (Thoria) 1. Crawford 316/1. Sydenham 598. Lightly toned. Chipped flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
L. Julius L.f. Caesar, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 15 mm, 3.94 g, 7 h), Rome. CAESAR Helmeted head of Mars to left. Rev. L.IVLI.L.F Venus in biga of cupids to left; above, ·G·. Babelon (Julia) 4. Crawford 320/1. Sydenham 593. Boldly struck and centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Q. Titius, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. Bearded head of Mutinus Titinius to right, wearing winged diadem. Rev. Q · TITI Pegasus springing right on tablet. Babelon (Titia) 1. Crawford 341/1. Sydenham 691. Rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.79 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, grasshopper; below chin, C. Rev. L PISO FRVGI Jockey riding galloping horse to right, holding palm branch; above, E; in the field below, star. Crawford 340/1. Sydenham 669a. Babelon Calpurnia 11. Toned and clear. Slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
M. Porcius Cato, 89 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.96 g, 11 h), Rome. RO(MA) / M · CATO Diademed and draped female bust to right. Rev. VIC(TR)IX Victory seated right on stool, holding palm branch in her right hand and patera in her left. Babelon (Porcia) 6. Crawford 343/1c. Sydenham 596a. Light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 2.05 g, 12 h), Rome. DOS-SEN Laureate head of Neptune to right, with trident behind his neck. Rev. L · RVBRI Victory advancing to right, holding wreath in right hand and palm over far shoulder in left; altar to right. Babelon (Rubria) 4. Crawford 348/4. King 48. Sydenham 708. Porous, scrapes, otherwise, nearly very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Anonymous, 86 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 g, 12 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; below neck truncation, thunderbolt. Rev. Jupiter in fast quadriga to right, holding reins in his left hand and hurling thunderbolt with his right. Babelon (anonyme) 226. Crawford 350A/2. Sydenham 723. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Mn. Fonteius C.f, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), Rome. (MN) FO(NT)EI C · F Laureate head of Vejovis to right; below, thunderbolt. Rev. The infant Genius seated on goat right; in the fields, pilei of the Dioscuri; in exergue, filleted thyrsus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Fonteia) 10. Crawford 353/1c. Sydenham 724a. Toned. Scattered light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.52 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S · C. Rev. Q · (ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding reins and palm branch in her left hand, wreath in her right; below, D. Babelon (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S · C. Rev. Q · (ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding reins and palm branch in her left hand, wreath in her right; below, B. Babelon (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742. Minor roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
C. Mamilius Limetanus, 82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.97 g, 7 h), Rome. Draped bust of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos and with caduceus over his left shoulder; behind head, M. Rev. C · MAMIL LIME(TA)N Ulysses standing right, holding staff in his left hand and extending his right towards his dog Argus who is barking in greeting on the right. Babelon (Mamilia) 6. Crawford 362/1. Sydenham 741. Attractuve. Small scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
L. Marcius Censorinus, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.68 g, 5 h), Rome. L · CENSOR Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Marsyas advancing to left, extending his right arm and holding wineskin in his left hand over his left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue of a draped figure. Babelon (Marcia) 24. Crawford 363/1d. Sydenham 737. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius, 81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.82 g, 11 h), Rome. Diademed head of Pietas to right; before, stork. Rev. Q · C · M · P · I Elephant walking to left. Babelon (Caecilia) 43. Crawford 374/1. Sydenham 750. With a fierce-looking elephant. Struck slightly off-center, a few small deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Ti. Claudius Ti.f. Ap.n. Nero, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 4.03 g, 5 h), Rome. Diademed and draped bust of Diana to right, quiver and bow at shoulder; before, S · C. Rev. TI · CLA(VD) · TI · F / (AP) · N Victory driving galloping biga right, holding a wreath in her right hand, reins and palm branch in her left; below, TXVIII. Babelon (Claudia) 5. Crawford 383/1. Sydenham 770a. Clear and well-centered. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
L. Farsuleius Mensor, 76 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 4 h), Rome. S · C - MENSOR Diademed and draped bust of Libertas to right, wearing pearl necklace and triple-pendant earring; behind head, pileus and LII. Rev. L · FARSVLEI Roma standing facing in biga with rearing horses to right, assisting togate figure to step into the biga; below, scorpion. Babelon (Farsuleia) 1. Crawford 392/1a. Sydenham. Well centered and lightly toned. Light deposits and a few scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Lucretius Trio, 74 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.87 g, 11 h), Rome. Radiate head of Sol to right. Rev. TRIO / L · LVCRETI Crescent moon surrounded by seven stars. Babelon (Lucretia) 3. Crawford 390/1. Sydenham 783. Light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
L. Roscius Fabatus, 64 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.72 g, 6 h), Rome. L ROSCI Head of Juno Sospita to right; behind, mask. Rev. FABATI Girl standing right, facing serpent; in field to left, unidentified symbol. Babelon (Roscia) 3. Crawford 412/1, symbols 58. Sydenham 915. Minor countermark on obverse and striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.82 g, 8 h), Rome. PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. PAVLLVS TER On the right, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, togate, standing left, erecting trophy for his victory over the Macedonians at Pydna in 168 BC; to left, the captive King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons standing right. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Scribonius Libo, 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.78 g, 5 h), Rome. BON · EVENT / LIBO Diademed head of Bonus Eventus to right. Rev. PVTEAL / SCRIBON Puteal Scribonianum, decorated with garland and two lyres; at base, hammer. Babelon (Scribonia) 8. Crawford 416/1a. Sydenham 928. Well centered. Light horn patina, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Rome. M SCAVR / AED CVR / EX S C / REX ARETAS Male figure kneeling to right, holding palm branch in his right hand and the reins of a camel standing right behind him in his left. Rev. P HYPSAE / AED CVR / CAPTV / C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE Jupiter in quadriga to left; below, scorpion to right. Babelon (Aemilia) 8, (Plautia) 8. Crawford 422/1b. Sydenham 913. Well centered, the reverse in particular quite bold. light cleaning scratches on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.69 g, 3 h), Rome. M SCAVR / AED CVR / EX S C / REX ARETAS Male figure kneeling to right, holding palm branch in his right hand and the reins of a camel standing right behind him in his left. Rev. P HYPSAE / AED CVR / CAPTV / C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE Jupiter in quadriga to left; below, scorpion to right. Babelon (Aemilia) 8, (Plautia) 8. Crawford 422/1b. Sydenham 913. Minor deposits and light cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.03 g, 5 h), Rome. CESTIANVS S · C Bust of female deity (Vacuna?) to right, draped and wearing the helmet of Minerva, the laurel wreath of Apollo, the crown of Isis, the wings of Victory and with the bow and quiver of Diana on her back, and with a cornucopiae before. Rev. M · PLAE-TORIVS · M · F · AED · CVR Eagle, with spread wings and head to left, standing facing on thunderbolt. Babelon (Plaetoria) 4. Crawford 409/1. Sydenham 809. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
P. Plautius Hypsaeus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 5 h), Rome. P · YPSAE · S · C Head of Neptune to right; trident behind. Rev. C · YPSAE · COS / PRIV / CEPIT Jupiter, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right, driving quadriga left. Babelon (Plautia) 11. Crawford 420/1a. Sydenham 910. Reverse struck of-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
C. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 8 h), Rome. Head of Genius Populi Romani to right; behind, scepter. Rev. Q · CASSIVS Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, head to right, flanked by lituus and jug. Babelon (Cassia) 7. Crawford 428/3. Sydenham 916. Slight striking weakness on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus (M. Junius Brutus), 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.75 g, 12 h), Rome. LIBERTAS Bare head of Libertas to right, wearing earring and pendant necklace. Rev. BRVTVS The consul L. Junius Brutus, preceded by an accensus, walking left between two lictors, each carrying an ax over his left shoulder. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/1. Sydenham 906a. Softly struck in the center, graffito and light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Q. Sicinius, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.90 g, 11 h), Rome. FORT P.R Diademed head of Fortuna to right. Rev. III. - VIR / Q.SICINIVS Filleted palm branch and winged caduceus in saltire; above the crossing, wreath. Babelon (Sicinia) 5. Crawford 440/1. Sydenham 938. Well centered. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.38 g, 1 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. Types and legend clear and on the flan. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Albinus Bruti f, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.52 g, 7 h), Rome. A POSTVMIVS COS Bare head of the consul Aulus Postumius Albinus right. Rev. ALBINVS / BRVTI F in two lines within a wreath of grain ears. Babelon (Postumia) 13. Crawford 450/3a. CRI 27. Sydenham 943. A nice, well centered and realistic portrait of the moneyer's ancestor. A few minor marks on obverse and a planchet flaw on reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.52 g, 6 h), Rome. L · PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa facing with disheveled hair, but lacking her usual coiled snake on each side. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, her head turned slightly to the left, holding the reins of the four rearing horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 14. Crawford 453/1c. CRI 29a. Sydenham 959b. Rough surfaces, scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Mn. Cordius Rufus, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.56 g, 7 h), Rome. RVFVS S · C Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. (MN) · CORDIVS Cupid riding on dolphin right. Babelon (Cordia) 3. Crawford 463/3. Sydenham 977. Light toning. Porous, some scratches, flat striking and obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
L. Mussidius Longus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.93 g, 12 h), Rome. CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. L • MVSSIDIVS • LONGVS The shrine of Venus Cloacina, which is shown as a low platform of galley-like form, with, to left, steps leading upwards and a tripod; on the right, a low column; atop the platform at the center, two statues of Venus. Babelon (Mussidia) 6. Crawford 494/42a. CRI 188. Sydenham 1093. Dark toning. Edge chip and hairline crack, light scrape on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Sextus Pompey, 42-40 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.64 g, 8 h), military mint in Sicily. [(MAG) · P]IVS · IM[P · ITER] Diademed and bearded head of Neptune to right, with his trident over his left shoulder. Rev. [PRAEF · CLAS · ET · ORÆ · (MAR)IT · EX · S · C Naval trophy set on an anchor and supported by a trident; at base, two heads of Scylla. Crawford 511/2b. CRI 333. RSC 1a. Sydenham 1347. Sharp strike. Off centre and light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 545 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.49 g, 4 h), military mint in Sicily. [MAG · PIVS · IMP · ITER] Bare head of Pompeius Magnus to right; behind, jug; before, lituus. Rev. [PRAEF] / CLAS · ET · OR[Æ] / (MAR)IT · [EX · S · C] Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in his right hand and with his right foot on a prow; to left and right, one of the Catanaean brothers bearing his parent on his shoulders. Babelon (Pompeia) 27. Crawford 511/3a. CRI 334. Sydenham 1344. Struck on an oblong flan with striking and metal faults, and pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.28 g, 6 h), Legionary issue, Patrae (?) for the 5th Legion. ANT · AVG / III · VIR · R · P · C Praetorian galley moving to right. Rev. LEG V Legionary eagle between two standards. Crawford 544/18. CRI 354. Sydenham 1221. Light porosity and a few faint scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, autumn 32-spring 31 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.51 g, 6 h), Patrae (?). ANT · AVG III · VIR · R · P · C Galley to the right. Rev. LEG VII Aquila between two legionary standards. Crawford 544/20. CRI 357. Sydenham 1224. Bankers' marks, light scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Octavian, Spring-early summer 36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.63 g, 6 h), mint moving with Octavian in central or southern Italy. IMP• CAESAR• DIVI•F III• VIR• ITER• R•P•C• Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. COS• ITER•ET• TER• DESIG Temple of Divus Julius; on the architrave, DIVO•IVL; within the central intercolumniation, togate statue of Julius Caesar to left; to left, flaming altar. Crawford 540/2. CRI 315. RSC 90 (Augustus). Sydenham 1338. Toned. Banker's mark on obverse, porous, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Octavian, Autumn 30 - summer 29 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.51 g, 2 h), Rome(?), autumn 30 - summer 29 BC. Laureate bust of Octavian, as Jupiter Terminus, to right; behind, vertical thunderbolt. Rev. IMP CAESAR Octavian, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding Victory in right hand and resting left on lap. BMC 637. BN 43. Cohen 116. CRI 427. RIC 270. Attractive light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Octavian, 29-27 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.67 g, 1 h), uncertain Italian mint, probably Rome. CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ASIA RECEPTA Victory standing left on cista mystica, holding wreath and palm frond; coiled serpent to left and right. BMC 647-9. Cohen 14. CRI 429. RIC 276. Typical tight flan and minor surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
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