nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 298
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. As (Copper, 28 mm, 11.79 g, 7 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Bare head of Gaius to left. Rev. VESTA / S C Vesta seated left on ornamental throne with a back, holding patera and long scepter. Cohen 27. BMC 46. RIC 38. Nicely centered and with an attractive dark, reddish-brown patina, and clear and sharp details. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 299
Claudius, 41-54. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 26.35 g, 5 h), Rome, 41-50. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EX S C / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath. BMC 115. BN 152. Cohen 39. RIC 96. Von Kaenel type 54. A lovely, well-centered and sharp example, with a fine, dark green patina. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Lot 300
Nero Claudius Drusus, Died 9 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.82 g, 2 h), minted under his son, the emperor Claudius, Rome, 41-45. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Nero Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch with DE above and GERM on the architrave surmounted by an equestrian statue of Nero Drusus galloping to right between two military trophies, each with a bound captive seated below. Bauten 145. B&S 2/3 (this coin). BMC 95. Calicó 315. Hill 74. RIC 69. Attractive and well-centered. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 301
Antonia Minor, Augusta, 37 and 41. Aureus (Gold, 17 mm, 7.73 g, 6 h), struck under her son Claudius, Rome, 41-45. ANTONIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Antonia to right, wearing wreath of wheat ears. Rev. CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Antonia, as Constantia, standing facing, holding a long torch with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 109. BN 12. Calicó 318. RIC 65. Very rare. Lightly toned. Minor edge nick and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9000 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 303
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.29 g, 3 h), Rome, 66-67. IMP NERO CAESAR AVGVSTUS Laureate head of Nero to right, with slight beard. Rev. SALVS Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand. BMC 94. Calicó 445. Cohen 317. RIC 66. Attractive and nicely toned. Minor marks and scuffs, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 304
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.37 g, 6 h), Rome, late April - 20 December 69. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. Victory seated to left, holding patera with her extended right hand and palm with her left. BMC 19. Cohen 119. RIC 88. Lightly toned and with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 305
Vitellius, 69. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.29 g, 5 h), Rome. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. CONCOR-DIA PR Concordia seated to left on low throne, holding patera with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 8. BN 51. Calicó 542. Mazzini 17 (this coin). RIC 89. Clear, lightly toned and well-struck. Very minor graffito in the reverse exergue, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 14000 CHF
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Extremely rare left-headed portrait!
Lot 306
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 10.59 g, 6 h), Lugdunum (Lyon), 72. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Radiate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. PAX AVG / S-C Pax standing to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand a caduceus in her left. BMC-. BN -. Cohen -. RIC - (but cf. 1191 for this reverse with a right-facing portrait; for this obverse see the coin in the Fitzwilliam illustrated as pl. 64, 1189). Apparently unpublished, and extremely rare with a left-facing portrait. With an attractive, dark green patina with red highlights. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 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 308
Divus Vespasian, died 79. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.14 g, 6 h), Rome, under Titus, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS· Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Foreparts of two capricorns back to back, supporting a round shield inscribed S C; below, globe. BMC 129-34 (Titus). BN 101 (Titus). Cohen 497. RIC² 357 (Titus). Wonderfully toned, nicely centered and struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 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 310
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.04 g, 6 h), Antioch, 72-73. T CAES [IMP VESP] - PON TR POT Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Titus to right, with a light beard. Rev. NEP -RED (the N retrograde) Neptune, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing left, his right foot propped on a globe, holding acrostolium in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 516. Cohen 122. RIC 1561. RPC 1933. Lightly toned and with a fine portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 311
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.49 g, 7 h), Rome, January - June 80. IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Dolphin coiled round anchor. BMC 72. BN 60. Cohen 309. RIC 112. Toned and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 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 313
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 13.09 g, 6 h), Rome, struck under Titus, 80-81. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Titi to right. Rev. CERES AVGVST / S - C Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. BMC 255. Cohen 2. RIC² 192. With an attractive, dark, golden-brown patina and a fine portrait. Some smoothing in the fields and traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 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 315
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.51 g, 7 h), Rome, 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. TR P COS VII DES VIII P P Minerva standing to left holding Victory and scepter; at her feet to right, shield. BMC 13. BN 29. Cohen 564. RIC² 62. Bright, clear, well-struck and with a splendid portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 316
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.54 g, 5 h), Rome, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. CENS - P P P Minerva standing to left, holding thunderbolt with her right hand and holding long spear with her left; at her side to right, decorated shield. BMC 139. BN 129. Cohen 27. RIC 576. A lovely example, attractively toned and with an elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 317
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.50 g, 7 h), Rome, 92-3. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XII COS XVI CENS PPP Minerva standing to left on capital of rostral column, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; at her feet to right, owl facing . BMC 202. BN 184. Cohen 281. RIC² 740. A lovely example with an elegant portrait; sharp and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
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Lot 318
Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.97 g), Rome, 92-94. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS COS XVI Germania, in attitude of mourning with her torso bare, seated on shield to right; below, broken spear. BMC 211. BN 187. Calicó 854. Cohen 158. RIC 747. Some minor marks and slight staining on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 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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Lot 321
Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.33 g, 6 h), struck under Domitian, Rome, 82-83. DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing pearl necklace and with her hair piled up over her forehead and in a long braid falling down the back of her neck. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGVST Peacock walking right. BMC 61. BN 65-68. Cohen 2. RIC 151 (Domitian). Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 322
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.27 g, 6 h), Rome, 115-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen in part from behind. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 1027. BN 850. Cohen 353. RIC 674. Woytek 535v. An attractive example, of fine style and with a splendid, glossy, apple-green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 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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Fantastic portrait of Hadrian
Lot 324
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.62 g, 7 h), Rome, 117. [IMP] CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS DES II / IVSTITIA Justitia seated to left, holding patera in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 40. Cohen 876. RIC II.3, 86. Very rare. Well-centered and lightly toned with a fine early portrait of the emperor. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 325
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.41 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 124-125. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS III Spes advancing left, holding flower in her right hand and raising hem of dress with her left. BMC 417. Cohen 390. RIC II.3, 714. Lightly toned, well-centered and with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 326
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 27.73 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 125-126/7. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS I I I /NEP - RED / S - C Neptune, nude but for drapery over his left leg, standing right, his left foot propped on a galley-prow, holding a trident with his right hand and an acrostolium with his left. Banti 552. BMC 1318. Cohen 980. RIC 807. Well-struck, a very attractive coin with a fine dark green patina and an excellent portrait of the emperor. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 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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Lot 331
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 19.03 g, 11 h), Rome, December 161 - December 162. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVI / S C / COS III Salus standing to left, holding long scepter in her left hand and, in her right, a patera from which she feeds a serpent coiled around a low altar to left. BMC 1013. Banti 279. Cohen 555 var. RIC 836. A splendid coin with a fine, apple-green patina and an excellent portrait; all struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 332
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Medallion (Orichalcum, 39 mm, 52.00 g, 11 h), Rome, 168. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, with some slight drapery. Rev. TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III Two winged Victories facing each other, jointly holding wreathed globe inscribed S P Q R / VIC /PARTHI/CAE; below, defeated Parthian wearing bashlyk, seated to left in attitude of mourning on a pile of arms. Banti 475. Cohen -. Gnecchi 48. Very rare. An impressive and elegant medallion of refined style, and with fine reddish-brown patina . Some marks and abrasions, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 333
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.00 g, 12 h), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVC Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. IVS-TITIA AVGVSTI Justitia standing facing, her head to left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. RIC - (but cf. 47c and 48c, for variants of this type). Extremely rare and possibly an unpublished variant. Very well-struck and sharp for the series, and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 334
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.35 g, 12 h), Laodicea, 194-195. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. VICTOR SEVER AVG Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 399. Cohen 749. RIC 428 (as Emesa). Clear and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 335
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.39 g, 12 h), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 68. Cohen 31. RIC 12. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 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 337
Gordian II, AD 238. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.26 g, 4 h), Rome. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left; to left, at her feet, globe. BMC 19. Cohen 5. RIC 1. Attractive, clear, nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. Minor pitting and scrapes, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 338
Gordian II, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.18 g, 12 h), Rome, March - April 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 28. Cohen 12. RIC 2. Rare. Very well-struck, sharp, lightly toned and lustrous – a splendid coin. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4250 CHF
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Lot 339
Balbinus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.11 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate head of Balbinus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. BMC 37. Cohen 27. RIC 8. Well-struck and clear. Some very slight roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 340
Balbinus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.71 g, 5 h), Rome, April - June 238. IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 33. Cohen 23. RIC 7. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 341
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.04 g, 12 h), Rome. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Felicitas standing to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 52-54. Cohen 26. RIC 6. Attractive and well-centered with an elegant portrait. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 342
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.60 g, 7 h), Rome, April - June 238. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Pupienus, togate, standing front, head to left, holding branch in his right hand and parazonium with his left. BMC 50. Cohen 29. RIC 5. An elegant example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 343
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.24 g, 6 h), Rome, 240-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. AETER-NITATI AVG Radiate Sol, naked but for cloak over his shoulders, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. Calicó 3186a. RIC 97. Very attractive and lightly toned. Minor marks and a scuff in the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 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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Lot 345
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 3.92 g, 4 h), Antioch. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed beardless bust of Philip II to right. Rev. AETERNITAS AVGG Elephant advancing to left, guided by a mahout holding a goad and wand. Cohen 5. RIC 246A (but misdescribed with the elephant to right). Bright, lustrous and very sharp. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 346
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.57 g, 7 h), Antioch, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed beardless bust of Philip II to right. Rev. P M TR P VI COS P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 38. RIC 235. Bright, sharp and lustrous. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Lot 347
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.15 g, 12 h), Antioch, 249-250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right, seen from behind. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing to left, holding scales with her extended right hand, and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 9 var (bust also draped). RIC 44a var (bust also draped). A particularly fresh and elegant coin with an emotional and bold portrait of Decius. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 348
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 7 h), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ANNONA AVGG Annona standing right, holding rudder and corn ears. Cohen 17. RIC 31. Virtually as struck.
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Lot 349
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 25.5 mm, 7.93 g, 11 h), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated to left on round shield, holding Victory in her extended right hand and long scepter with her left. Cohen - (but cf. 106 for a Sestertius of the same type). RIC - (but cf. 120 for a Sestertius of the same type). An unpublished variety and only the fourth known example, all struck from the same dies. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 350
Gallienus, 253-268. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Rome, 262. GALLIENVS AVG Laureate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. FIDE/I EQI/TVM in three lines within wreath. Calicó 3488 (this coin). Cohen 212. Göbl 1070c. RIC 33. Minor digs on the obverse and reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 351
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Antoninianus (Billon, 20.5 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h), Treveri, 7th emission, 269. MP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. PACATOR ORBIS Radiate and draped bust of Sol to right. AGK 50. RIC V, 317. RSC 214. Very well-struck and with a lovely grey patina. Flan crack going through both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 352
Carinus, as Caesar, 282-283. Medallion (Bronze, with contemporary silver plating, 36 mm, 32.17 g, 11 h), Rome. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES Laureate, draped and cuirassed three-quarter length bust of Carinus to right. Rev. M-ONETA A-VGG The three Monetae standing facing, their heads to left, each holding a cornucopia with her left hand and a scale over a pile of coins with her right; the Monetae on the left and right both wreathed, heavily draped and holding balance scales with a short handle (for weighing silver and aes); the central Moneta, diaphonously draped, with her hair in a close-fitting headdress and holding a small balance scale with a very long handle (for weighing gold). Cf. Gnocchi II, 6 and pl. 122, 8 (but of smaller module). Extremely rare. A remarkably impressive piece, with a particularly noble and elegant portrait. Some breaks in the plating showing the inner bronze surface, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Lot 353
Carausius, 286-293. Antoninianus (Bronze, 26 mm, 4.52 g, 6 h), "C" Mint. IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius to right. Rev. PAX AVG / S-P Pax standing to left, holding branch in her upraised right hand and long scepter with her left. RIC V, 475. A particularly sharp and well-struck example, struck on a very broad flan. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 354
Maximianus, First reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), Treveri, 295-297. MAXIMI - ANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / P Tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six towers. RIC VI, p. 176, 109b. A perfectly struck, sharp and lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1200 CHF
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Lot 355
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.29 g, 12 h), Ticinum, circa 300. MAXIMIA-NVS AVG Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. XCVI / T within wreath. RIC VI, p. 282, 20b. Rare. Toned and very attractive. Minor scrape on the obverse and a very minor flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 356
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Aureus (Gold, 17 mm, 5.35 g, 6 h), Treveri (Trier), 303. MAXIMIA-NVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. HERCVLI CONSER AVG ET CAESS NN / TR Hercules standing facing, laureate and with his head to left, quiver at his left shoulder with its bandeau across his chest, his lion's skin over his left shoulder and with his bow held in his left hand and resting his right hand on the end of his club. Biaggi 1783. Calicó 4651 (same dies). Depeyrot 108/4. RIC 234. Rare. Lightly toned and clear. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 357
Constantius I, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.70 g, 6 h), Siscia, 294-295. CONSTANTI - VS CAESAR Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. VICTORIA SARMAT The four Tetrarchs sacrificing before the gate of a camp with six turrets. Jel. 10a. RIC 35a. Nicely toned, sharp and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 358
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.18 g, 6 h), Siscia, 302-305. MAXIMIA-NVS NOB C Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. ORIENS AVGG / SIS Sol standing to left, radiate and wearing a cloak over his shoulder, raising his right hand and holding a globe and a whip in his left. Calicó 4935. Depeyrot XXX. RIC VI, 28b. Very rare. Clear, well-struck and most attractive. A few very minor marks, die imperfections and a small edge break, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 359
Divus Romulus, died 309. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.78 g, 11 h), struck under his father Maxentius, Rome, S = 2nd officina, early 311 - late 312. DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS Bare head of Romulus to right. Rev. AETERNAE MEMORIAE / RE S Domed hexastyle shrine with right door ajar; on dome, eagle standing to right, head turned to left. Drost 171. RIC 257. Well-struck and sharp, with a glossy, reddish-brown patina. A very attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 360
Licinius I, 308-324. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.33 g, 11 h), Siscia, 316. LICINI-VS P F AVG Laureate and draped bust of Licinius I to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG / SIS Jupiter standing to left, nude but for cloak over his left arm, holding victory on globe in his extended right hand and scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left, looking back at Jupiter and holding wreath in his beak; in field to right, X. Depeyrot 16/1. RIC VI 212 var. and RIC VII 18 var. Struck from the same reverse die as Wien KHM RÖ 47357, but that coin has a normal undraped bust. Extremely rare, and probably unpublished with this obverse bust. A superb piece with a powerful obverse portrait. Some very faint marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 361
Maximinus II, 310-313. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 5.33 g, 11 h), Antioch, 311. MAXIMI-NVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximinus to right. Rev. VOTIS / X / SIC ET / XX /SMA In five lines within laurel wreath tied above and below. Calicó 5048. Depeyrot 28/1. RIC 130. Struck from the same dies as the holed British Museum piece, 1867, 1222.5, which was purchased from George Eastwood in 1867. Extremely rare. Clear and well-struck. Very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 362
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.53 g), Treveri (Trier), 1st officina, July 310. CONSTANTI-NVS P F AVG Laureate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. PRINCIPI • IV-VENTVTIS / PTR Emperor standing facing, in military dress and turned slightly to left, holding globe in his extended left hand and spear with his right. Biaggi 1988. Calicó 5185b. Cohen 412. Depeyrot 15/7. RIC VI 814. The reverse type is unusual for an Emperor since it is more commonly used for Caesars. Some marks and with an x graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 363
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 12 h), Sirmium, 323. CONSTANTI-NVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right. Rev. SECVRITAS P-ERPETVA / SIRM Emperor standing facing, in military dress and turned slightly to left, holding long scepter in his left hand and adjusting helmet on military trophy at his left; pieces of armor flanking the base of the trophy. Cohen -. Depeyrot 7/5 var. (but a laureate head, not a bust) - RIC 42 var. (but a laureate head, not a bust). Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Lot 364
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.39 g, 12 h), Antioch, 335-336. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIA CONSTANTINI AVG / SMAN Victory moving left, holding trophy and palm branch. Cohen 603. Depeyrot 45/1. RIC 93. Very rare. An exceptionally fine and lustrous piece of great beauty. Some minor surface porosity and marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 365
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Sirmium, 325-326. Diademed head of Crispus to right. Rev. CRISPVS CAESAR / SIRM Victory advancing to left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm branch with her left. Cohen 39. Depeyrot 10/2. RIC 63. Very rare. Scratches on both the obverse and the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Lot 366
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Sirmium, 9th officina (Θ), 395-397. D N HONOR-IVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGGΘ / S - M / COMOB Honorius standing right, with his left foot set on captive, holding labarum in his right hand and, in left, a globe topped by Victory holding a wreath to crown the emperor. Depeyrot 31/3. RIC IX 15d.8 = RIC X 2. Well-struck, and well-centered and of fine style. Minor mark on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 367
Leo I, 457-474. Tremissis (Gold, 14 mm, 1.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N LEO PERPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory facing, her head turned to left, holding globus cruciger in her left hand and wreath in her right; to right, star. Depeyrot 93/3. RIC 635. Attractive and well-struck. Some minor marks and with a slight flan bend, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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Lot 368
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, circa 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head turned slightly to right, holding short spear with his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, eight-pointed star. DOC 6 (but this officina unlisted). MIBE 6a. Sear 4. Sharply struck and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 550 CHF
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Lot 369
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG E / CONOB Victory standing to left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3e. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Well-struck and nicely centered. Some minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Lot 370
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Alexandria, 1st officina (A), 527-537. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I 3/4 facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG A / ALEXAOB Angel standing facing, holding long jeweled cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC -. MIB -. SB -. Good extremely fine.
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Lot 371
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina = Θ, 545-565. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Θ/ CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by a christogram in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 9i. MIB 7. SB 140. Well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 372
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 13 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Carthage or Sardinia, Indictional year 1 = A = 627-628. D N ERACLIV ET ERA CON PP [A] Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG A / CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 218. MIB 84-9. SB 867 and note. Clear and attractive. Typical soft strike, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 373
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), indiction year Ζ = 7 = 648/649. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned and draped bust of Constans with short beard facing, and holding globus cruciger. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in the field to right, Ζ. DOC 13. MIB 16a. SB 949. Bright and attractive. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 374
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 22.5 mm, 5.57 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 654-659. d N CONSTANTIUS C CONSTAN Crowned draped facing busts of Constans and Constantine IV; above, cross. Rev. dEUS AdIUTA ROMANIS Cross potent on globe on three steps; in field to right, B. DOC 55. MIB 150. SB 996. Yannopoulos Type II. An unusually bright, fresh and clear example. Minor flat areas as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 375
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina = Z. D tIbERI - ЧS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Attractive, toned and of particularly fine style. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 376
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina = Z. D tIbERIЧS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Fully lustrous and sharp. Scratches on the obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 377
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina = S. d TIbERI - VS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius facing, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield ornamented with a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGV S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 4. SB 1363. Complete and unusually well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
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Lot 378
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.27 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 705. d N IhS ChS RE-X REGNANTIUM Large draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. dN IUSTINI-ANUS MULTUS A'- Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1.4. MIB 1. SB 1413. A beautiful, sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
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Lot 379
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.89 g, 6 h), Syracuse, circa 797/8. IRIEN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, the two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVSTI Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a triangle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. SB 1601. Spahr 340. Extremely rare, beautifully struck on a very broad flan with all details clearly on the coin. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 380
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 23 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Syracuse, 810-811. N-I-FoRos bA Bearded, facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. ST'A Is Δ Beardless, facing bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi 468 var (inscription). DOC -. SB 1608 var (Nicephoros wearing a loros). Extremely rare, sharp and well-centered on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Extremely important!
Lot 381
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.26 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 959. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm' Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT'S CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG b Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC -. Füeg -. SB - (cf. 1751). Clear and well-centered. Traces of mounting, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 382
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 21 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 989-1001. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with double rim and with three pellets in the side arms and two in the upper, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI bR On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; holding between them a long patriarchal cross crosslet with a large globule on the shaft above their hands. DOC 13 (catalogued as a Tetarteron) = Ratto 1943 = SB 1804 (Tetarteron). LHS 102, 2008, 480 (same dies, but holed). Nomos 14, 2017, 484 (same dies). Extremely rare, apparently only the fourth example of this type known. Some marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Lot 383
Uncertain ruler, 10th - 11th century. One-sided roundel (Bronze, 52 mm, 5.42 g, 12 h), a one-sided, possibly once gilt, bracteate-like roundel, almost certainly meant to serve as an ornament at one of the eight ends of a two-sided processional cross. OA / ΘE/O-ΔO/PO/C Half length figure of St. Theodore of Amasea facing, armor covered by a cloak, holding spear in his right hand and a sword within its scabbard with his left. Rev. Incuse version of the obverse design. For typical examples of Byzantine processional crosses see M. Martiniani-Reber, Byzance en Suisse, Geneva, 2015, pp. 325 ff., and Wikipedia. For a contemporary, or slightly earlier, full figure representation of St. Theodore of Amasea, see the figure on the Harbaville Triptych in Louvre (OA 3247). A lovely piece, with a fine green patina and an excellent portrait of St. Theodore, done in a simple but very elegant style. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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From the George Zacos collection
Lot 384
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, spatharocandidatos, chartularios of the genikon and symponos, first half of the 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 35 mm, 26.99 g, 6 h). Manus Dei downwards within a border composed of a circle of large pellets within two concentric circles of smaller pellets. Rev. ­­­–✣– / RΑCΙΛ / CΠΑΘΑΡ′Κ / ΔΔ′SΧΑΡ /Τ′Τ<ΟΥ>Γ′S / CVΜΠ / ­­­–✣– (=Βασίλειος σπαθαροκανδιδὰτος καὶ χαρτουλάριος τοῡ γενικοὺ και σύμπονος). Unpublished, save for its previous auction appearance. Clear and with a fine dark grey patina. Extremely fine.
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Lot 385
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing on a circular cushion: at the center, Michael holding labarum and acacia; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. Well-centered on a broad flan; unusually clear and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 386
Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea, 1208-1222. Weight for an Electrum Trachy (Bronze, 13x4 mm, 4.14 g), probably Magnesia. Ο/Α/Γ/Ι/Ο-C //Θ/Ε-/Δ-ω/ΡΟ/C Half-length figure of St. Theodore facing, nimbate, armored and holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Rev. ΘΕΟΔ-ω-ΡΟC Crowned half-length figure of Theodore facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; around the edge in incised letters: +Β-Α-C-Ι-Λ-Ι-Κ-Ο-Ν. Apparently unpublished, but for the general types, see Theodore I, DOC 11. Apparently unknown and of great interest. The incised inscription on the edge, basilikon indicates that it is an officially produced weight, and the types and style make it most likely to be an issue of Theodore I rather than of Theodore II (1254-1258), whose types seem quite different. It must have been intended to be used to check the weight of electrum trachys. Attractive and clear with a dark patina. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 387
BURGUNDIANS. Sigismond, 516-524. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), struck in the name of Justin I, probably Lyon, but without any mintmark (the IS on the reverse has been interpreted as standing for the village of Isarnodorum, but it is more likely to stand for Sigismond), circa 518-524. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin 3/4 facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTOR-I-A AVCCC IS / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. Belfort 5154. Lafaurie, Gourdon, pl. VI, p. 64/5. Lafaurie, Lyon 27 (same dies). MEC 340 (same dies). Very rare. A splendid, toned and well-struck example. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 388
VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila, 621-631. Tremissis (Gold, 21 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Cordoba. +SVINTHILA REX Facing bust. Rev. +CORDOBA PIVS Facing bust. CNV 284.5. CME 8, 48. MEC 1, 236 var (reverse legend). Miles 226a.9 (this coin). Pliego 367a. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 389
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). 'Ayn al-Dawlah Isma'il, AH 536-547 / AD 1142-1152. Dirham (Copper, 34 mm, 11.67 g, 12 h), Malatya, ancient Melitene. ΑΙΝ Α[Λ] / δαω (ligate) ΛΑC / Ο ΥΙΟC (= 'Ain al-Dawla, son). Rev. ΤΟΥ Μϵ / ΓΑΛΟΥ Μϵ / ΛΗΚΙ ΑΜΗΡ (ΗΡ ligate) / ΓΑΖΙ (= of the great king and amir Ghazi). Album 1239. ICV (Wilkes) 1301. Very rare. A clear example of a normally badly struck coin. Heavily cleaned down to reddish copper surfaces, now toning, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 390
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Begtimurids. Sayf al-Din Begtimur. Dirham (Bronze, 23 mm, 10.23 g, 11 h), AH 579-589 / AD 1183-1193, Ahlat mint. Titles and date Mare suckling foal to left. Rev. Name and title of Sayf al-Din Begtimur in three lines across field; name and title of Abbasid Caliph al-Masir around. Album 1889. ICV 1291. A remarkably sharp and attractive example, with a fine brown patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 391
ENGLAND. Circa 17th century. Seal matrix (Copper, 36 mm, 6.63 g). A flat, one-sided circular AE plate with two opposed suspension loops (one bent shut) On the edge, within two incised concentric circles, a double incised pattern; within an inner incised circle, a pair of crossed incised forearms with hands; to left and right, the carefully incised initials T G. Rev. The reverse is flat and shows no signs of it ever having borne any form of decoration. The two loops, on opposite sides of the disc, imply that this piece may have been suspended from a belt or something similar. A quick check through the data base of the Portable Antiquities Scheme has produced some similar items, but nothing quite like the present piece - this search was not extensive, however, and a more exhaustive investigation might prove more informative. Some signs of wear and one loop bent shut, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 392
GREAT BRITAIN. William III (II) and Mary, 1689-1694. Medal (Silver, 54 mm, 23.00 g, 12 h), a cast medal on the coronation by G. Bower, 1689. GVLIELMVS·ET·MARIA·DG·MAG·BR·FR·ET·HIB·REX·ET·REGINA Jugate busts of William III, laureate, armoured and draped, and Mary, draped, to right. Rev. ✶IDOLOLATRIA·SERVITVTE·PROELIGATIS·RELIGIONE· LEGIB·LIBERTAT·RESTITVTIS William and Mary, wearing coronation robes, seated facing each other below a crown held by two bishops to left and right; above, canopy; in exergue, 1689. Eimer 310b. Med. Ill. I 668,38. Van Loon III p. 379,6. An attractive, lightly toned piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 393
FRANCE, Provincial. Lorraine, Duchy. Charles III le Grand, Duke, 1545-1608. Taler (Silver, 41 mm, 28.91 g, 3 h), Nancy, 1557. ☩CAROL:D:G:CALA:LOTHO:BARGVEL:DVX Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of the youthful, fourteen-year-old, Duke Charles to right. Rev. Crowned shield bearing the arms of Lorraine, surrounded by seven crowned shields bearing the arms of Jerusalem, Aragon, Blamont, Gelders and Flanders, Flanders, Hungary and Naples; at the bottom, 15-57. Dav. 9384. De Saulcy 10. Flon 36. Very rare. Toned and particularly attractive. Traces of restriking on the obverse and signs of careful repairs on the Duke's cheek, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 394
FRANCE, Provincial - Alsace. Strasbourg. none. Ducat de prestige (Gold, 23 mm, 3.49 g, 6 h), struck as a form of presentation piece in a denomination that had become obsolete, undated, but struck soon after 1681 when Strasbourg became part of France by the Treaty of Illkirch. DUCATUS/CIVITATIS/ARGENTI/NENSIS all within an ornamental cartouche; above, lis; below, flower. Rev. GLORIA.IN.EXCELSIS.DEO Arms of Strasbourg supported by two lions and surmounted by a winged helm. Cf. Engel et Lehr 494 = De Mey 40 (triple ducat). Friedberg 237a. Extremely rare. A coin of great interest and importance - beautifully preserved. Some areas of flat striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 395
LOW COUNTRIES. Brabant. Philip II, King of Spain and Duke of Brabant , 1555-1598. Réal d'or (Gold, 28 mm, 5.28 g, 6 h), Antwerp, undated but circa 1560-1577. PHS• D: G• HISP• ANG• Z• REX• DVX• BRAB• Crowned and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. DOMINVS• MIC HI• ADIVTOR Crowned coat of arms. G&H 206-1a. Delmonte 109. Vanhoudt 251. Rare. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 720 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
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Lot 396
UNITED STATES. Medal (Silver, 47 mm, 52.47 g, 12 h), The first medal of the United States; commissioned by Benjamin Franklin, the American ambassador to France, as thanks for the help given by France during the successful struggle for the independence of Britain's Thirteen Colonies in America, struck in Paris, 1783; conceived by Benjamin Franklin, engraved by Augustin Dupré and with the reverse design refined by the painter Esprit-Antoine Gibelin. LIBERTAS • AMERICANA Bust of Liberty to left, with her hair flowing out behind her; behind her head and coming out behind her neck, pole bearing a Phrygian Cap (or Liberty Cap); on the neck truncation, DVPRE; in exergue, 4 JUIL• 1776• (the date of the Declaration of Independence). Rev. NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS• (= the courageous child was aided by the gods) The infant Hercules (America), strangling two snakes (the defeated British armies at Saratoga and Yorktown), while being protected by Minerva (France), in ancient dress, wearing a crested helmet and an aegis, and holding a short spear in her right hand and, in her left, a shield ornamented with three fleurs-de-lis, from a lioness (Britain) attacking to left; above the exergual line to right, DVPRE.F; in the exergue, the dates of the victories at Saratoga and Yorktown, 17/19 - OCT• - 1777•/1781•. Betts 615. Ford Collection XIV, 23 May 2006, 289. K. Jaeger & Q. David Bowers, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, Racine, 2007, 1 (considered to be the most important of all American medals). Loubat 14. Extremely rare, one of 23-25 known examples. Beautifully and sharply struck with proof-like surfaces, lovely iridescent toning and original mint lustre. A few very minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 90000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
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