nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 199
CARIA. Alabanda (as Antiocheia). Circa 197-190/88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.94 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ Pegasus flying to left; below, monogram of ΜΗΡΟΥ. Cf. Boehringer, Chron. 8 (drachm). Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1 (drachm). Cf. Waggoner, New, Series 1 (same obverse die as pl. LXV, 1). Extremely rare, this monogram hitherto unknown for tetradrachms. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 200
CARIA. Alabanda. Circa 168 -133 BC. Tridrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 11.02 g, 12 h), year Β = 2 = 166/5. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. AΛA-BAN-ΔEΩN Pegasus flying to right; in field to right, B; the whole within laurel wreath tied below. Cf. Boehringer, Chronologie, p. 189, 10 (a tetradrachm dated to the same year). Cf. N. Waggoner, "A new Wrinkle" pl. LXVI, 16 (year H, but struck from a very similar obverse die). Extremely rare. With an attractive grey toning. Slightly rough surfaces and weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 201
CARIA. Kaunos. Circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 11.70 g, 12 h). Winged female goddess moving to left, her head turned back to right, holding a wreath in both hands and a kerykeion in her right. Rev. 𐊼 (= the letter K in Carian) Triangular baetyl flanked by two bunches of grapes hanging from tendrils. Konuk 96 (O38/R37). Very attractively toned, well-struck and nicely centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 202
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 449-411 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.26 g, 2 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. Diademed head of Aphrodite to right, her hair tied at the back in a pony tail; all within an incuse square. Cahn 90 (V43/R61). SNG Keckman 137 (same dies). One of the most artistic and stylish drachms of Cahn's Group V. Well-struck, well-centered and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Lot 203
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Karpathos. Poseidion. Circa 500-490/480 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 13.83 g). Two large dolphins leaping in opposing directions: the upper one to right and the lower to left; below the lower dolphin, small dolphin leaping to right; all within a square, dotted border. Rev. Two parallel incuse rectangles with irregular fields divided by a three-part horizontal band. Asyut 689-692. BMC 3. Boston 2010. HGC 6, 1350. Stephanaki, Carpathos, 52-54 (D14/R17). Rare; clear, lightly toned and probably from the final issue, as recorded by Stephanaki. Minor test cut on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 204
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 480-475 BC. Triple Siglos (Silver, 21x25 mm, 16.60 g). [ΚΟΣ] Nude ephebe standing facing, with one leg before the other and his torso bent to the left, his hands stretched out next to his head and holding a discus in his right, preparing to whirl and throw it; in the field to left, tripod. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Barron, Diskoboloi 10 (A8 / P5?). Extremely rare. With one of the great Greek numismatic depictions of an athlete – a triumph of late Archaic – early Classical die engraving. Some traces of corrosion and scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 65000 CHF
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Lot 205
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 350-345 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 15.10 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate, Kidaridas. Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΚΙΔΑΡΙΔΑΣ Crab with club below; all within square border of dots. Apparently with an unpublished magistrate, but cf. Pixodarus 12 and 20 (both struck from the same obverse die, O5, but in the names, respectively, of ΘΕΟΔΟΤΟΣ and ΝΕΣΤΟΡΙΔΑΣ). Extremely rare, if not unique with this magistrate. Lightly toned, clear and well-centered. Minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 206
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 285-258 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.14 g, 1 h), Xanthippos. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΧΑΝΘΙΠ・ΠΟΣ Crab with bow-case (gorytus) below; all within linear square made of pearls. BMFA Suppl.- 195 (same obverse die). Requier 63 (D11/R52). Sharp, well-struck, clear, attractively toned and of very fine style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3800 CHF
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Lot 207
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 275-250 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.68 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Antipatros. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΠΑΤΡΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ - Ο; in field to left, wheat ear. Ashton 186. SNG Keckman 503-504. Clear, well-struck and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 208
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.19 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Agathokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΡΟ / ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; to left, corn ear. Ashton & Weiss 111 (A31/P-, reverse die unrecorded). Karl -. A wonderful and complete example with an impressive portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 209
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Basileides. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΔΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 121 (A32/P119). Karl 644. Pozzi 2723 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 867 (same obverse die). SNG Keckman 743 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock 8197 (same obverse die). Elegant and lightly toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 210
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 4.16 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 155 (A38/P153). BMC 337-8. Gulbenkian 1016 (same dies). SNG Keckman 742. Bold and attractive, with a wonderful obverse. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 211
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.39 g), Sardes. Valvel On the right, head of a lion with open jaws to left; on the left, the tip of an opposed head of a lion's nose. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93 var (Trite). Very rare. Very fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 212
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14.5 mm, 4.72 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-89.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 213
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13.5 mm, 4.73 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-89. Nice and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 214
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Half Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 5.19 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Copenhagen 456. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Attractive and lightly toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 900 CHF
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Lot 215
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Third stater (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.36 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. BMFA 2071. Rosen 666. SNG Keckman 359. Toned, well-centered and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 216
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Siglos (Silver, 14x11 mm, 5.30 g), Sardes, 550-546 or into the 530s. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Toned, well-centered and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 217
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 16 mm, 8.37 g), struck for use in Asia Minor and the West, Sardes. Persian king in the running-kneeling position to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and bow in his left; quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26. Carradice Type IIIb A/B and pl. XIII, 27. Bold and clear. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 218
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 300-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.68 g, 12 h). ΠO Two nude wrestlers, standing and grappling with each other. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΣ Slinger standing right, preparing to let fly; in field to right, lyre, with, above, the forepart of a bridled horse to right. Imhoof-Blumer 19 = SNG France 113. Tekin Series 5. Rare; clear and with a well-centered reverse of elegant style. Obverse lightly struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 219
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 400-325 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 10.82 g, 7 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, astragalos. Rev. ΣΤΛΕΓΕΥΣ Slinger striding to right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to right. Clear, well-centered and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 220
CILICIA. Isaura. Severan Period, circa 200-210. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. I-CA-Y-PΩN Youthful male figure, wearing hunting dress and brandishing a short sword or dagger in his upraised left hand, riding a lion rushing to right. Klein 657 (same dies). SNG Levante 258 (this obverse die). Struck from dies of very fine style, with an attractive light green patina and earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 221
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 450 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.82 g, 9 h). ΚΕΛΕΝ Nude ephebe, holding whip in his left hand, jumping from horse galloping to left (performing the kalpé, a horse race in which the rider jumps from his horse and runs beside it). Rev. Forepart of goat kneeling to left, within dotted border. Cf. SNG Levante 16 = SNG Paris 43 (but with the ethnic on the reverse rather than obverse as here). Rare. Toned and very well-centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 222
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.51 g, 9 h). Beardless, apparently female, winged deity in the running-kneeling position to right, with her hair long and covered by a close-fitting cap with a ball-tipped spike; she has prominent breasts, wears a short chiton, and, with both hands, holds a disc bearing an eight-pointed star. Rev. ΜΑΡ Swan walking to right; below left, ankh; below right, barley grain; all within a dotted border within a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but cf. Traité II, 3, 1397 for an example with a male figure holding a disc with eight rays. Extremely rare. A fascinating piece, with a most unusual obverse and a reverse with a Swan to right, rather than, as is normal, to left. Some surface roughness and traces of cleaning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 223
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 10.56 g, 2 h). [m'rln] (in Aramaic, but barely visible) Winged and beardless male figure, draped from the waist and with a plume on his head, striding to right, holding, with both hands, a solar disc; in field to right, barley grain. Rev. Μ [Α Λ Ρ] Swan standing to left, flapping its wings; in field to right, grasshopper to left. BMC 17. Nomos 16, 136 = Prospero 583 (same dies, but with the symbols off the flan). Very rare, especially so well-struck with both the obverse and reverse symbol clearly visible. Bold and attractive. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 224
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 385-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 10.69 g, 6 h). Athena seated to left, helmeted and draped, holding spear with her right hand and resting her left arm on her shield at her side; to right, olive tree. Rev. ΜΑΛ On the left, Hermes standing facing, nude but for cloak tied around his neck and falling behind him, holding kerykeion in his right hand and resting his left at his wife; on the right, Aphrodite standing left, wearing long chiton and with her hair tied in a bun at the back, resting her right hand on Hermes' shoulder and leaning, with her left elbow, on a low column to the right. Casabonne type 12. SNG Levante 155. SNG Paris 403. An attractive and iconographically endearing coin, with an especially pleasing reverse, showing Aphrodite encouraging Hermes with a pat on his back! The obverse struck from a rusty die and with an apparent bang on Athena's right arm, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 225
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.48 g, 6 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Ν[ΑΓΙΔΕΩΝ] Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound with a broad band, wearing an elaborate pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Cf. BMC 3. PGB 11, 21 January 2002, 138 (same dies). Traité II, 3, 1500 and pl. CXLI, 1. Boldly struck and with powerful heads. Obverse very slightly double-struck and with much of the reverse legend apparently erased in the die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1600 CHF
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Lot 226
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.03 g, 10 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; to right behind her back, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large and plump bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG Paris 124 var. Sharply struck and toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 227
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.74 g). Amazon, nude to the waist, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip; to right, facing head of satyr. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes with stem to left; below right, fly; all within a linear border of dots inside an incuse square. BMC 3. Casabonne Type 2. SNG Levante 40. SNG Paris 128. SNG von Aulock 5858. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 228
CILICIA. Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Circa 3rd quarter of the 2nd Century, very likely during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.13 g, 1 h). XΡΥCΙΠ-ΠΟC Bare-headed and draped bust of the philosopher Chrysippos to right. Rev. [ΠΟ]ΜΠΗΙΟ-ΠΟ-ΛΕΙΤΩ- N Asklepios standing to left, holding kerykeion in his right hand; to right, serpent-entwined tree. Apparently unpublished. A coin of great importance with an extraordinary portrait of the city of Soloi's most famous citizen. Dusty grey-green patina. Somewhat porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 229
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 410-385 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.65 g, 3 h). Satrap, wearing Persian costume, riding a horse prancing to right, holding the reins with his left hand and a sword, held downwards by the horse's right flank, with his right. Rev. TRW (= Tarsus in Aramaic) Hoplite, nude but for his Corinthian helmet, kneeling to left, holding couchant spear with his right hand and defending himself with a round shield, held with his left, that is decorated with an aegis and covers his left knee and upper body. Casabonne type F10. SNG Levante 61. SNG Paris 226. An attractive coin with types that show a scene extending over both sides of the coin. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 230
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tiribazos, satrap of Lydia, 388-380 BC. Stater (Silver, 24x17 mm, 10.67 g, 3 h), circa 387-386. Satrap seated right on draped throne, wearing Persian headdress, raising his right hand and with his left holding a bow set on the ground to right. Rev. TRW (= Tarsus in Aramaic) Bearded head right, wearing satrapal headdress (Tiribazos?). Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG Levante 66. SNG Paris -. A pleasing coin, with an impressive satrapal portrait. With a somewhat flat struck obverse and an unusual oblong flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 231
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.74 g, 6 h). B’LTRZ Baaltars seated left on backless throne, his body turned to front, holding an eagle, a grain ear and a vine branch with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and long scepter in his left; to left, TN; below throne, M. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left; below, monogram or symbol. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG Levante 106. Well-struck and lightly toned. Both sides very slightly off-center and with minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 232
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 11.11 g, 8 h). Bull standing to left on line of pellets above a line of bead and reel decoration; above, winged solar disk; to left, ankh; dotted border. Rev. 𐠙𐠃 𐠪𐠞 (= pa-si /o-na, 'King Onasioikos' in Cypriote syllabary) Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -. Gulbenkian 809 = Jameson 2604. Very rare. Clear and with an unusually well-centered obverse. Some flan breaks and porosity. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 233
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 23x19 mm, 11.09 g, 3 h). 𐠦𐠍𐠲𐠄𐠁 ('e-u-wa-ko-ro', in Cypriote syllabic script) Youthful Herakles seated right on rock draped with his lion's skin, leaning on club held in his right hand and holding rhyton in his left. Rev. 𐠩𐠃𐠐𐠪𐠞 ('pa-si-le-wo[-se]' in Cypriote syllabic script) Male goat recumbent to right. Masson & Amandry 1a-c. Very rare. Most attractive and unusually well-struck for this issue. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 234
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.15 g, 9 h). [E u fa go ro], (in Cypriot syllabic script) Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Ba - si le fo se eu (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters) He-goat with long horns and beard seated right on dotted ground line. Cf. BMC 55 and BMFA 2144 (without the kerykeion on the reverse). Masson & Amandry Be. 4 = Kunstfreund 226 (same dies). A very rare variety. Of excellent style and sharply struck. Struck on a slightly short flan and with some die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 235
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 8.60 g, 5 h), struck in the name of Alexander III, Babylon, circa 311-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin rushing right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ΜΙ; to left below wing, monogram within wreath. HGC 9, 3a. Price 3749. SC 81.3 corr. (misdescribed as having a sphinx on Athena's helmet). A splendid piece. Bang on Nike's head and some die faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 236
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.13 g, 11 h), Sardes, circa 282-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and, in his left, a scepter; in field to left, monogram of EP; below throne, AΣ. HGC 9, 16a. Miller & Hoover 49-56 (A2/P10). SC 3.3a. WSM 135. A very well-struck, bright coin, struck in high relief. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 237
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.05 g), Aï Khanoum = Alexandria-on-the-Oxus. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOΧOY (read outwards from upper left) Head of a horned and bridled horse to right; in field to right, Λ within circle; in emerge, Α. Kritt, SMAK, A1DH-16 (A7/P9 - this coin). Cf. SC 432.3a (but unknown with Α in the exergue). Very rare. Clear and well-struck for the issue. Struck from worn dies, the obverse slightly double-struck, and with a few marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 238
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.34 g, 12 h), Alinda or Mylasa in Caria. Diademed head of Antiochus II to right. Rev. [BAΣIΛEΩΣ] ANTIOXOY Apollo, laureate and with drapery over his shoulders, seated on omphalos to left, holding bow in his right hand and resting his left hand on the omphalos; to left, monogram of ΜΕ over a double-headed axe. Cf. SC 552.2 = SNG Spaer 369-370 (with the axe, but a differing monogram). Extremely rare, apparently unpublished. With a good portrait and a very sharply struck reverse. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die and reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 239
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.04 g, 1 h), Ephesus (?), circa 246. Diademed head of Seleukos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Apollo standing left, testing arrow and leaning on tall tripod. SC 672.2 WSM 1001. Very rare. Lightly toned, with a sensitive portrait. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 240
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.29 g, 12 h), Magnesia (?). Diademed head of Seleukos II to right, with long sideburns. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo Delphios standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning on tripod with his left arm; in field to left, monogram of ΙΑ; in field to right, monogram of ΑΔΡ. CSE 618. SC 669.1. WSM 1422. An attractive coin of elegant style and with a fine portrait. Obverse slightly off-center, but without affecting the portrait, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 241
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.20 g, 12 h), Magnesia (?). Diademed head of Seleukos II to right, with long sideburns. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo Delphios standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning on tripod with his left arm; in field to left, monogram of ΑΙ; in field to right, monogram of ΤΡ. SC 669.2b. WSM 1420. Attractive and well-struck on a broad flan. Minor die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 242
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 1 h), Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Diademed head of Seleukos II to right, with long sideburns. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo Delphios standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning on tripod with his left arm; in field to left, monogram of ΜΕ. SC -, apparently unpublished. Extremely rare. An elegant coin, very well-struck and with a fine, relatively small-sized portrait of Seleukos II. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 243
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.04 g, 1 h), Antioch, circa 223-211/10. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side; outer left, inverted Ω above monogram of ΞΥ. SC 1041.2. Attractively toned, with an excellent portrait and with types struck in high relief. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 244
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 14.02 g, 12 h), Tyre, year 178 = 135/4 BC. Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos VII to right. Rev. ANTIOXOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle, with palm frond behind, standing left on prow; to left, club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, date HOP below monogram of AΣY; inner left, monogram of IEPA; between eagle's legs Σ. SC 2109/6. Deeply toned and with a very attractive portrait. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 245
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.79 g, 1 h), Antioch, 129-128. Diademed head of Demetrios II to right, with full beard; around, fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ - ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus, draped from the waist, seated to left on high-backed throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in outer left field, Ξ; below throne, Δ. SC 2166/2a. SMA 321. Attractively toned, with a superb portrait and very well-struck on an oval flan. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 246
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.80 g, 1 h), Antioch, 129-128. Diademed head of Demetrios II to right, with full beard; around, fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ - ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus, draped from the waist, seated to left on high-backed throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in outer left field, Ξ; below throne, Ο. SC 2166/2c. SMA 320. Attractively toned, with a superb portrait, well-struck on an oval flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 247
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.44 g, 1 h), Ptolemaïs-Ake, 121/0-113. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΑNTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ Zeus Ouranios, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding eight-pointed star in his outstretched right hand and long scepter with his left; above head, crescent with points upwards; in the outer left field, M. LSM 28. SC 2335/2. Attractive, clear and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 248
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos), 114/3-95 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.22 g, 12 h), Antioch, 113-112. Diademed head of Antiochos IX to right, with light beard; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike in her right hand, resting her left on her shield and with her spear behind her; to left, monogram of Ν over Α; inner right, Ο; all within laurel wreath. SC 2363d. SMA 385. Toned and with a fine portrait. Some minor roughness and a tiny mark on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 550 CHF
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Lot 249
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos VI Epiphanes Nikator, circa 96-94 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.79 g, 2 h), Antioch. Diademed head of Seleukos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕVΚΟY ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Nike walking to left, holding wreath in her right hand; in outer field to left, Α over monogram of ΝΤ. SC 2418.2. Bold and attractive with a good portrait. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 250
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos, 97/6-88/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 16.06 g, 1 h), Damascus, year ΒΚΣ = 222 = 91/90. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing with long veil falling from her head, holding flower in her left hand, and with a barley stalk rising from each shoulder; in the outer left field, Ν over monogram of ΕΥ; in exergue, date ΒΚΣ; all within laurel wreath. LSM 127. SC 2451.6. Bright, clear, attractive, and with a fascinating reverse type. Some surface roughness and minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 251
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Aulus Gabinus, Proconsul, 57-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 15.69 g, 1 h). Idealized diademed head of the Seleukid king Philip Philadelphos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ - ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟV Zeus seated on throne to left, holding Nike in his right hand and long spear in his left; below throne, monogram of ΔΙ; in field to left, monogram of ΑΥΛΓΒ. McAlee 1. Prieur 1. RPC 4124. An attractive toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 252
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Q. Caecilius Bassus, Proconsul, 46-43 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.64 g, 1 h), Caesarian Era year Δ = 4 = 46/5. Diademed head of Philip Philadelphos to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ - ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on his outstretched right hand and long scepter with his right; in inner field to left, monogram of ΑΝΤΙΥ; under throne, monogram of ΔΙ; in exergue, here off the flan, Δ. McAlee 5. Prieur 5. RPC 4128. Clear and toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 253
PHOENICIA. Arados. Circa 172/1-111/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.75 g, 1 h), year ΘΛP = 139 = 121/0 BC. Bee with straight wings; to left, date ΘΛP; to right, ΘC. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing right before palm tree; below, aramaic letter nun. BMC 168. A bright, sharply struck and attractive coin. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 254
PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Shekel (Silver, 29 mm, 14.38 g, 12 h), year EK = 25 = 102/101. Laureate head of Melqart to right, with lion's skin tied around his neck. Rev. ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ Eagle standing left on prow, with palm frond of his far shoulder; in the field to left, EK above club; between eagle's legs, alef; in the field to right, monogram of ΗΡΑ. BMC 110 var. DCA Tyre 80. Nicely toned, well-centered and struck in high relief. Some minor roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 255
PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Shekel (Silver, 29 mm, 14.31 g, 1 h), year ΒΝ = 52 = 75/74. Laureate head of Melqart to right, with lion's skin tied around his neck. Rev. ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ Eagle standing left on prow, with palm frond over his far shoulder; in the field to left, BN above club; between eagle's legs, beth; in the field to right, A. BMC 144. DCA 919. With a bold head of Melqart in high relief, nicely toned. Some deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 256
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE). Uncertain mint. Circa 5th-4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.59 g, 3 h), "Athenian styled" series. Hybrid Janiform head: a bearded male human head to right linked to a dog's head to left. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Gitler & Tal XIV. 22Ob (same dies). Hendin 1024. Rare, only four examples were known to Gitler & Tal. Toned and with a most unusual obverse type. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, very fine.
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Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 257
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE). Azotos (Ashdod). Mid 5th century-333 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.22 g, 11 h). Youthful, beardless, male head to right, his hair rolled at the back. Rev. Female head facing, of the "woman at the window" type, with long "Egyptianizing" hair, wearing necklace and with her long neck flanked by an aleph to left and a shin to right; the whole in a pelleted square within an incuse square. Gitler & Tal II. 8D. Extremely rare, well-struck, attractive, in good silver and with types engraved in a powerful, local style. With the usual reverse test cut and some marks and surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 258
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Zuz or Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.17 g, 1 h), year 2 =133-134. Shim (in Hebrew) within wreath. Rev. Š B LEER YŠR'L Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel (in Hebrew) Fluted jug with palm branch on the right field. Bromberg 140 (same dies). Hendin 1391. Meshorer 250a. Mildenberg 34 (O5/R22). Spaer 207 (same obverse die). A pleasant, sharp and well-struck example. With some deposits as found, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 259
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Zuz or Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.16 g, 1 h), year 2 =133-134. Shim (in Hebrew) within wreath. Rev. Š B LEER YŠR'L Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel (in Hebrew) Two trumpets standing upright. Hendin 1392. Meshorer 243. Mildenberg 24 (O5/R14). A pleasant, sharp and well-struck example. Some minor striking flatness and slight traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 260
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.16 g, 1 h), Ekbatana, 109-96/5. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing elaborate robes and a multi-spiral torc. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ//ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ//ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ//ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ/ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 27.2. Shore 86-87. Sunrise 294. A splendid, sharply struck coin with glossy surfaces and a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 261
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Sinatrukes, 93/2-70/69 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), Rhagae. Diademed bust of Sinatrukes to left, wearing high tiara, ornamented with seated stags along the crest and a horn on the side, a torque with plain ends and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ // ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ // ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ // ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ / ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 33.4 (Gotarzes I). Shore 113 (Gotarzes I). Sunrise 302. Sharply struck, toned and extremely attractive. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 262
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Arsakes XVI, 78/7-62/1. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.15 g, 2 h), Rhagai. Diademed bust of Arsakes XVI to left, wearing torques and ornamental robes. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MEΓ-AΛOY / APΣAKOY / ΘEOΠATOPOΣ - EYEPΓETOY Archer (Arsakes I) seated on throne to right, holding bow. Bellwood 30.16 (Unknown King). Shore 134 (Orodes I). Bright and attractive, on a broad flan with a very sharply-struck reverse. Obverse a little weak, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 263
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.14 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Phraates to left; behind, eagle left, holding a wreath in its beak to crown the king. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ... (highly garbled Greek legend in the form of a square) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 52.32-33 (uncertain letter behind the throne on the reverse). Sunrise 395. An impressive piece, struck on an especially broad flan. Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 264
SASANIAN KINGS. Khosrau II, 591-628. Dinar (Gold, 23 mm, 4.55 g, 3 h), dated, year 21 = 610. GDH pzwt- hwslwd mlk'n mlk', in Pahlavi Bust of Khosrau (Husrav) II to right, wearing a diademed mural crown, with the diadem ends fluttering behind and a crescent at the front, surmounted by two wings supporting a star within a crescent; with his hair flowing at the back of his head, a fillet over each shoulder, wearing a necklace with a pendant and highly decorated robes. To the right, before his face, crescent. Rev. y'cwysty - yl'n 'pzwt hwytk, in Pahlavi Bust of Anahit facing with a flaming nimbus. Alram 919. Göbl type III/4 (pl. 14, 217). Malek, Khusrau 6-7. Mochiri 916. Saeedi AV95 (same dies). Sunrise 986. Rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 265
EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.96 g, 11 h), Attic weight standard, by the Δ engraver, Alexandria, circa 311/310. Head of the deified Alexander III to right, wearing mitra of Dionysos and elephant's skin headdress, with aegis around his neck, and with horn of Ammon on his forehead; next to elephant’s ear, on the aegis, tiny Δ. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing right, hurling spear with her right hand and with shield over her extended left arm; in field to right, ΕΥ and eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt. Lorber 47. SNG Copenhagen 15. Svoronos 42. Zervos XVIII. Very attractively toned and of excellent style. Minor scratches below Alexander's chin on the obverse and in the reverse fields, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 266
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.96 g, 11 h), Aenus, Thrace. Diademed head of Ptolemy III Euergetes to right. Rev. Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left; in the field to left, simple herm on base; in the field to right, monogram of ΗΑ (?). CPE 754A = Svoronos 932β (but there monogram uncertain). Cf. CPE 757 (very similar if not the same reverse monogram). Very rare. An exceptional example of a Ptolemaic tetradrachm bearing a real ruler portrait rather than that of Ptolemy I. Clear and well-struck. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 267
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 13.80 g, 12 h), Askalon, year Δ = 4 = 219/8. Jugate busts right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopiae at his shoulder; in field to left, AΣ; date LΔ on the right field. Landvatter 103 (same dies). Lorber 941. Very rare. An attractive piece of good style, toned as found. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 268
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.20 g, 12 h), Soli in Cilicia. Jugate and draped busts to right of Serapis, laureate, wearing ate crown and bearded, and Isis, crowned, with a sun disc between horns, and diademed. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, owl facing to left above ME; between eagle's legs, AP. Cf. Landvatter 94. Svoronos -. Very rare, apparently unpublished. Very attractive, well-struck and sharp. Some minor marks and light traces of double-striking on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 269
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.00 g, 12 h), uncertain Phoenician mint, circa 220-218. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopiae at his shoulder; in field to right, monogram of ΗΡ; in lower field to left, ΜΕ. Cf. Landvatter 105. Apparently unpublished. Bold and clear. Some striking faults and die imperfections, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 270
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.10 g, 11 h), uncertain mint in Cilicia, circa 220-218. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠT[OΛEMAIOY] BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, ΤΙ; in field to right, monogram of ΠΑ. CPE -. Landvatter -. Svoronos -. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Sharply-struck and lightly toned. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 271
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.10 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, Aristomenes, 199/8. Draped and possibly cuirassed bust of the youthful Ptolemy Epiphanes to right, wearing diadem ornamented with a laurel wreath. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Winged thunderbolt; above the wings to left and right, 8-rayed star; below the wings to left, ΑΡ; to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen O7/R17. SNG Copenhagen 527. Svoronos 1249 and pl. XLI, 4. Extremely rare (Svoronos only knew of three examples) and of considerably historical interest. Both sides struck very slightly off-center and with various minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 272
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.06 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 244. Svoronos 1231. A sharp, attractive coin, struck in high relief. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 273
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.39 g, 12 h), Arados or uncertain mint in Cyprus, year ΠB (82) = 181/0. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in exergue, date ΠB. DCA 73. Svoronos 1103. Mørkholm, Ptolemaic 81. A splendid sharp example. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 400 CHF
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Lot 274
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.25 g, 11 h), Arados or uncertain mint in Cyprus, year ΟΘ (79) = 184/3. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in exergue, date ΠB. DCA 73. Svoronos 1099. Mørkholm, Ptolemaic 69-71. Sharp and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 275
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 14.09 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, Aristomenes, 199/8. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis, and with a star-shaped thunderbolt on the diadem at the large curl of hair above Ptolemy I's ear. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, monogram of ΑΡ; to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen AJN 31, 2019 23-25 var. (o5b/R-, unrecorded reverse die). SNG Copenhagen 528. Svoronos 1250a. A very rare variety with the decorated diadem. Clear and lightly toned. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 276
KYRENAICA. Barce. Circa 525-500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.42 g, 6 h). Silphium plant with two pairs of leaves and five umbels. Rev. Bearded head of Zeus-Ammon to left, with ram's horn over his ear. Asyut 837 (this coin). Rosen 770 (this coin). Good very fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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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.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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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.
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Estimate: 8500 CHF
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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.
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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.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5500 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 291
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.80 g, 1 h), Pergamon or Samos, 27 BC. CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Bull standing to right. BMC 663. BN 941. Cohen 28. RIC 475. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 292
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 25 mm, 11.98 g, 12 h), Ephesos, circa 25 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGV-STVS Six ears of grain, tied together. BMC 697. RIC² 478. RPC 2214. Sutherland Group VI 290-1 (O73/R-, the reverse die unrecorded). Bright and clear. Some roughness and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 293
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 11.96 g, 1 h), Ephesos, c. 25-20 BC. IMP• CAE-SAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Capricorn to right, his head turned back to left; all within a laurel wreath tied below. RIC 480. RPC 2213. Sutherland Group VI 251 (O42/R54). Bright and clear. Minor striking fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 294
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.85 g, 11 h), Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. C L CAESARES / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT Caius and Lucius Caesares standing facing on the left and right, with shields and spears between them. BMC 513. BN 1648. Calicó 176a. Cohen 42. RIC 206. Attractive and clear. Minor "bag marks" from circulation, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 295
Tiberius, 14-37. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.74 g, 6 h), Lugdunum, circa 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?) seated right on a throne with plain legs, holding a reversed spear and a branch. BMC 30. BN 13. Calicó 305d. Cohen 15. RIC 25. Attractive and clear with a fine youthful portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Lot 296
Tiberius, 14-37. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 14.61 g, 6 h), Rome, 22-23. IVSTITIA Diademed and draped bust of Justitia to right. Rev. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around large S•C. BMC 79. BN 57. Cohen 4. RIC 46. A lovely example, with a finely engraved portrait of Justitia and a lovely reddish-tan patina. Minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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