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21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 297
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tiberius, 14-37. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.61 g, 12 h), commemorating Divus Augustus and Germanicus (15 BC-AD 19), 33-34. DIVVS AVGVSTVS Radiate head of Augustus to left. Rev. GERMANICVS CAES TI AVG F COS II M I Bare head of Germanicus to right. Cf. RIC 62 (struck under Gaius). RPC 3623c (struck under Tiberius). Sydenham, Caesarea 52. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3250 CHF
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Lot 302
EGYPT. Alexandria. Mid 1st - 2nd century CE. Gaming Counter (Bone, 30 mm, 4.88 g, 6 h). Left hand, with palm facing and in bas relief, with outstretched thumb, raised index finger and the remaining three fingers curled over to form a partial fist, all on flat, smooth field within a depressed circular border with a raised rim. Rev. III (incised), on a flat field. E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, The Finder Calculus in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, FrühMitAltSt 5 1971, p. 5, III and pl. I, 3. A. Mlasowsky, Die antiken Tesseren im Kestner-Museum Hannover cf. 142-143. Very rare and a most intriguing item. Minor marks and an ancient abrasion on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 307
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II, with Vespasian, 50-100 CE. (Bronze, 30 mm, 15.54 g, 12 h), Caesarea Maritima, year IΔ (14) of the 2nd reign of Agrippa = 73-74. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΟΥΕCΠΑCI KAICAPI CEBACTΩ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ET ΔI /BA AΓPI-ΠΠΑ Tyche standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. BMC 6-8. Hendin 1301. Meshorer 7. RPC 2243 (same dies). Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 309
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. Titus with Domitian, as Caesars, under Vespasian, 69-79. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.61 g, 6 h). ΤΙΤΤω ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ Laureate head of Titus to left. Rev. ΔΟΜEΤΤΙΑΝω ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ Laureate head of Dometian to right. RPC II 2813. RPC Online 2813.3 (this coin). Extremely rare (one of only four coins known). With a lovely, glossy, dark green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 312
MYSIA. Germe. Titus, with Domitian as Caesar, 79-81. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.55 g, 10 h). AYTO [Τ] ΓΕΡ ΚΑΙ Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ-ΝΟΝ ΚΑΙ Laureate head of Domitian to right. RPC 927. SNG von Aulock 1100. With a grey-green patina overlaid by earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 314
LYDIA. Blaundus. Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.98 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Ti. Claudio Phoenix . ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Draped and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right. Rev. ΒΛΑΟΥΝΔƐΩΝ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥ ΦΟΙΝΙ Eagle with spread wings, standing to left, holding wreath in his beak; to left, palm branch. RPC II 1349 = RPC Online 1349.4 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 91. Rare and unusually well preserved with sharp types and an attractive dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 319
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.66 g, 8 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΙ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΣΤΗΝ Draped bust of Domitia to right, her hair in a long queue tied up at the back. BCD I 1407 (this coin). Burrer 21. RPC II 277. A splendid piece with a glossy, dark patina. Centering mark on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 320
JUDAEA, Samaria. Caesaraea Maritima. Domitian, 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.60 g, 12 h), 92-93 (?). IMP DOMIT AVG GERM Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. VICTOR AVG Military trophy commemorating the Roman victory during the first Jewish War. Hendin 1460. Meshorer 390. RPC II 2309. Appealing green surfaces with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Among the best known
Lot 323
JUDAEA. Sepphoris (Diocaesaraea). Trajan, 98-117. Diassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.54 g, 12 h). ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΕΔΩΚΕΝ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΣΕΠΦΩ/ΡΗΝΩΝ in two lines within wreath tied below. BMC 1-4. De Saulcy 1. Rosenberger 3. RPC III 3936. SNG ANS 1086-7. Sofaer 1. A particularly pleasant example, clear and with a gentle green patina overlaid with light earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 327
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. Drachm (Bronze, 34 mm, 25.77 g, 11 h), year 9 and 10 = 19 = 134/135. AVT KAIC TPAIAN • A∆PIANOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L EN-N-EA K ∆ Elpis standing facing, her head to left, holding lotus-blossom with her right hand and raising the hem of her chiton with her left. BMC 715; Dattari (Savio) 1688; Geissen 1174; K&G 32.648; Köln 1173-74; Milne 1465; RPC 5987. An elegant example with a beautiful brown patina. Amongst the finest known. Minor ancient scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 328
PHRYGIA. Bruzus. Aelius Caesar, 136-138. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.91 g, 6 h). Λ.ΑΙΛΙ ΚΑΙCΑΡ Bare-headed, bearded and draped bust of Aelius to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΟC ΒΡΟΥΖΗΝΩΝ Laureate head of the youthful Demos of Bruzus to right. Unpublished and unknown, the reverse struck from the same die as Paris 573, illustrated as RPC III 2595 on pl. 117. Apparently unique. With an exceptionally noble and fine portrait of Aelius and a lovely brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 329
GALATIA. Pessinus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.62 g, 9 h). ΑΥ ΚΑ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩ EΥС-E Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΓAΛ•TO ΠECCIN The rivergod Gallos reclining left, holding reed in his right hand and leaning left on urn from which water flows. BMC 9. Devreker 27-28. RPC IV online 5695. SNG Paris 2579 (same dies). Rare and with attractive details. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 330
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar under Antoninus Pius, 139-161. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.99 g, 6 h), 139-144. ΒΗΡΟC Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus to right, with short beard. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΩΝ Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy-wreath. BMC 420 RPC IV, 2 (online) 926 (temporary). SNG Tübingen 3611. A sharp and attractive piece with a tan patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Impressive Provincial from Aspendus
Lot 336
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Maximus, as Caesar, 235-238. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.76 g, 6 h). Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜΟC ΚΑΙ-CΑΡ Draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right; on his forehead, illegible countermark in a circular indent. Rev. ΑCΠEΝΔΙΩΝ Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other. RPC online 6330. SNG Leypold 1804. Rare, the seventh known example. An interesting and attractive coin, with a dusty, rough patina. Some pitting. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 344
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25 mm, 10.48 g, 2 h), 249. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB Laureate, and cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, holding scepter over his right shoulder with his right hand and with a shield decorated with a fight scene, covering his left side. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head to right, holding wreath in his beak; in exergue, ANTIOXIA/SC. McAlee 945. Prieur 428. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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