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22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lustrous, mint state Marcius denarius
Lot 269
M. Marcius Mn.f, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.91 g, 2 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; behind, modius; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. M-(MAR)-C / RO-MA Victory driving biga galloping to right, holding the reins in her left hand and a whip in her right; below, two grain ears. Babelon (Marcia) 8. Crawford 245/1. Sydenham 500. A brilliant, lustrous piece. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Obverse symbol not in Crawford
Lot 270
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.88 g, 6 h), Rome. Diademed head of Apollo to left; behind, fruit (?). Rev. C PISO L F FRVG Horseman galloping right, holding reins; below, И. Babelon (Calpurnia) 25. Crawford 408/1b (O-/R69). Sydenham 842c. Obverse symbol not in Crawford. Struck in high relief and lustrous. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 271
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.89 g, 12 h), Rome. Bare head of a Gallic woman to right, with long disheveled hair; behind, carnyx. Rev. L · HOSTILIVS / SASERNA Artemis (Diana) standing facing, holding stag with her right hand and spear with her left. Babelon (Hostilia) 4. Crawford 448/3. CRI 19. Sydenham 953. Attractive and toned. Slight flatness on the reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 272
Julius Caesar, 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.95 g, 9 h), Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. Laureate female head (Clementia?) to right; ⊥II behind neck. Rev. CAE-SAR Gallic trophy, bearing armor, an oval shield and a wolf's head carnyx, with, at its base, a bearded Gallic captive seated to right on the ground with his hands tied behind his back, his chest bare, his hair long and disheveled, and with a torque around his neck. Crawford 452/4. CRI 12. Sydenham 1010. Very rare. Tiny banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Pleasing portrait
Lot 273
Julius Caesar, Late February, 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.09 g, 12 h), Rome. L. Aemilius Buca, moneyer. CAESAR · IM - P - M Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right, behind head, crescent with points upwards. Rev. L · AEMILIVS · BVCA Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on her outstretched right hand and scepter with her left. Babelon (Antonia) 34. Crawford 480/4. CRI 102. Sydenham 1060. Attractive old collection toning and with a pleasing portrait of Caesar. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 274
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 4.08 g, 6 h), Rome. L · PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa facing with disheveled hair, but lacking her usual coiled snake on each side. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, her head turned slightly to the left, holding the reins of the four rearing horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 14. Crawford 453/1c. CRI 29a. Sydenham 959b. Lovely old cabinet toning and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 275
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 8.00 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. C • VIBIVS - VARVS Venus standing left, half draped and with her back to the viewer, looking at herself in a mirror held in her left hand and leaning on a column behind her to right. Babelon (Vibia) 27. Biaggi 23. Calicó 33. Crawford 494/34. CRI 90. Sydenham 1137. RBW 1738. Well-struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 276
Caepio Brutus (Marcus Junius Brutus), 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.64 g, 11 h), with L. Sestius, proquaestor, mint travelling with Brutus in Asia and Greece. L · SESTI · PRO · Q Veiled and draped bust of Libertas to right. Rev. Q · CAEPIO · BRVTVS · PRO · COS Tripod between ax and simpulum. Crawford 502/2. CRI 201. Sydenham 1290. Surfaces slightly grainy, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
One of the finest known aurei of Marcus & Lucius Antony
Lot 277
Mark Antony and Lucius Antony, 41 BC. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 8.05 g, 12 h), mint travelling with Mark Antony, struck under the moneyer M. Cocceius Nerva. M · ANT · I(MP) · (AV)G VIR · R · P · C · M · NERVA PROQ · P Bare head of Mark Antony to right. Rev. L · ANTONIVS COS Bare head of Lucius Antonius to right. Babelon (Antonia) 47 and (Cocceia) 1. Bahrfeldt 80 var (III VIR). Calicó 111. Cohen 2 var (III VIR). Crawford 517/4b. CRI 245. RBW -. Sydenham 1184. Extremely rare - one of just a few known examples. Bruise on edge, a few light marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF