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22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 93
MACEDON. Dium. Time of Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 5.88 g, 12 h). Aryballos suspended from three chains and strigil; border of dots. Rev. COL DIENSIS Head of a bridled horse to right; border of dots. Kremydi-Sisialianou, Dion, pseudoautonomus, series 4, 5 and pl. 29, 9 (E4/O4 same dies) = RPC 1508A. The second known example. Extremely rare and most interesting for the history of athletics. Well-centered and with a lovely green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Unicum! Published in RPC Online
Lot 186
LYDIA. Sardis. Period of Philip I, 244-249 . Oktassarion (Bronze, 39 mm, 23.67 g, 6 h), struck during the second term of P. Cornelius Acyla as First Archon for the second time. ACIAC ΛΥΔIAC EΛΛΑΔOC A MHTPOΠOΛIC CAPΔIC Turreted, veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Sardis to right. Rev. ƐΠ ΚΟΡ ΑΚΥΛΑ ΑΡΧ Α ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ / ΖΕΥC ΛΥΔΙΟC Within an outer circular band of twelve panels containing figures representing the signs of the Zodiac, Zeus Lydios seated left, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter with his left. RPC VIII - (unassigned: ID 76904, this coin). Extremely rare, the only known example. An impressive coin with fascinating types and a dark green patina. Corroded and porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 199
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa 100-218. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.38 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Selene-Hekate to right, seen from behind, and set on a crescent. Rev. IEPAΠOΛ-EITΩN Nemesis standing to left, drawing drapery from shoulder with her right hand and holding bridle in her left. BMC 19. RPC IV.2 online 2032. SNG Copenhagen 419-20. A lovely depiction of Selene-Hekate. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 253
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-imperial issue, Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 1.83 g), year ςK (26) = 6/5 BC. ΧΑΛΚΟΥΣ around central pellet. Rev. ET ςK Anchor. BMC 62 (Agrippa II). Hunter p. 224, no. 9. McAlee -. RPC 5406 (region and mint identified as uncertain). Extremely rare with just four specimens documented in the RPC. Sharply struck and with a lovely green patina and earthen highlights. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 278
MACEDON. Uncertain. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 23 mm, 14.15 g, 6 h), Pella or Dium, struck under the duoviri quinquennales M. Fictorius and M. Septimius, circa 25 BC. IMP CAESARI AVGVSTO IX COS Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. M FICTORI / M SEPTVM / II VIR QVIN in three lines within wreath. AMNG II 23. RPC 1528. SNG Copenhagen 277. Dark green patina with tan highlights, and with an elegant young portrait of Augustus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Among the best examples known
Lot 294
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II with Vespasian, 50-100. (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 18.29 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 obverse die). RPC Online 2243.6 (this coin serves as the main image for type). An impressively well-struck and centered example, with very attractive surfaces, easily among the best known of its type. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 295
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Vespasian, 69-79. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.70 g, 11 h). AYTOKP KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch over shoulder in left. Henseler 71. Metcalf 17. RPC 1659. Sydenham, Caesarea 94. Lightly toned and with a sharp portrait of the emperor. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
Lot 297
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Domitian, 81-96. Triassarion (Bronze, 31 mm, 20.28 g, 11 h), year 42 = 92-93. [ΑΥΤΟΚΡ]ΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ Laureate bust of Domitian to right, with aegis at his neck. Rev. ΙΡΗΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΕΤΟ ΒΜ The Tyche of Irenopolis seated to right on rocks, holding poppy, wheat ear and bunch of grapes in her right hand; before her to right, river god Pyramos swimming to right, facing outwards. BMC 2 var. Karbach 13. RPC II 1762. SNG von Aulock 5584. Rare. Dark olive-brown patina, and with a fine head of Domitian. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 304
JUDAEA. Gaza. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 30 mm, 21.59 g, 12 h), year ΘC = 209 = 148-149. AYT KAI Α∆ΡIANO ΑΝΤΩNEINO Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΓAZA ΘC Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of the Tyche of Gaza to right; before, symbol of Marnas. Rosenberger 72. RPC IV (temporary) 10228. Sofaer 88. An impressive piece with a dark patina and sandy highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Probably the finest known, and from the Dattari collection
Lot 305
EGYPT. Alexandria. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Drachm (Bronze, 34 mm, 25.71 g, 12 h), year Γ = 3 = 139/140. ΑYΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ - ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС EYС-EB Draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. L Γ Laureate and draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing kalathos. Dattari (Savio) 8668 (this coin). Emmett 1647.3 (5). K&G -. Köln 1411 var. (bust). RPC IV online temp. 15724.4 (this coin). G. M. Staffieri, Alexandria in Nummis, 2017, 114 (this coin). Very well-struck with a superb portrait of the emperor, an equally fine bust of Serapis and a lovely dark greenish-brown patina. Not only probably the finest known example of this type, but one of the finest known of all Antonine drachms from Alexandria. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 318
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 33 mm, 27.48 g, 12 h). IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CΕΒ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑΙΩΝ Artemis standing in biga drawn by two stags, holding torch in either hand. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Unpublished in the standard references. Dark green patina. Scrape on reverse, probably hit by a shovel when found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 319
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.33 g, 12 h), year 12 of Septimius Severus = 204. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ ΚΑΙCAP / ET IB My. Argeus surmounted by a star. Sydenham, Caesarea -. Well-centered, lightly toned, and sharply struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Splendid surfaces, great style
Lot 321
CILICIA. Isaura. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.04 g, 7 h), c. 205-208. AY K M AY ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, with sideburns but no beard, drapery over his far shoulder and aegis on his cuirass. Rev. MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC ICAYPΩN Tetrastyle temple with arched pediment, and, within the center intercolumniation, low column topped with a bust of Herakles to right. SNG France 496 (same obverse die) and 498 (same reverse die). A splendid coin with a dark black/green patina and an elegant portrait of the young Caracalla. The obverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 322
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.47 g, 6 h), year Iς = 16 = 212-213. AYT K M AYP ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANT KOΛΩNIAC / TYANΩN / ET Iς Bull standing left. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Triskeles 17, 16 September 2016, 362 (same obverse die). Rare. With an interesting portrait of Caracalla, making him look rather like a boxer! Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 323
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Caracalla, 198-217. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.14 g, 4 h), year 17 of Septimius Severus = 209. AY K M AYP ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPO KAICAPI NEΩ / ET IZ Mt. Argeus surmounted by star. Sydenham,Caesarea 476b. A very attractive coin with a refined and almost noble head of Caracalla. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 325
MACEDON. Cassandraea. Geta, As Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronzed lead, 20.5 mm, 4.95 g, 7 h). P SEP GETAS CAE Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right, seen slightly from the back. Rev. COL IVLI AVG CASS Head of Zeus-Ammon to right. AMNG III 15. Varbanov 3369 var (reverse legend). Struck from dies made with exceptional skill and, for Cassandraea, of unusually fine style, and with fine brown patina. A most attractive coin. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 326
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Geta, 209-211. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.33 g, 12 h), year 3 = 211. AY Κ Π CΕΠΤΙ ΓΕΤΑC ΑΥ Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙΑC ΝΕΩ / ΕΤ Γ Mt. Argeus surmounted by a star. Sydenham, Caesarea 499a. With a lovely portrait of the short-lived emperor. Minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Finest known
Lot 331
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 32 mm, 21.45 g, 6 h). AYT KA M AYP CEOY AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ANAZAPB/OY A section of arched aqueduct supported by eight columns and with three towers; statues of winged Nikai along the top of the stepped water conduit. Cf. Ziegler 546 = Price & Trell 46, fig. 81, otherwise unpublished. For an additional specimen from the same dies, cf. CNG e318, 2014, 432. The second and finest known example. Green patina, and with a sharp portrait and an exciting architectural reverse. Minor porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Superb strike
Lot 343
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 13.89 g, 1 h). AΛEΞANΔPOC Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE Alexander in military attire, holding spear with his right hand and with his left holding the reigns of Boukephalas running to right. AMNG 499a var. (reverse legend). SNG Copenhagen 1355. Perfectly centered, well-struck and with a fine brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Andromeda offered as sacrifice
Lot 344
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 34 mm, 20.62 g, 7 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. COL AELI ADRI ICONIENSI (sic) / S R Andromeda sitting to left, feet chained, viewed from behind, arms raised, her robe hung on a tree behind her; below, wolf standing left, looking back. RPC VII.2 Online unassigned ID 2208. SNG BN -. Von Aulock, Lykaoniens, 330-1 (same dies). An interesting reverse, showing Andromeda seen from behind. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 345
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tranquillina, Augusta, 241-244. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.56 g, 5 h), struck under Gordian III, regnal year Δ = 4 = 240/241. CABINIA TPANKYΛΛΙΝA ΑY Draped bust of Tranquillina to right. Rev. MHTPO KAICA B NE /ET ∆ Mount Argaeus. Bland 59. Henseler 909b. RPC VII.2 online unassigned ID 67961 corr (incorrectly cites Bland 58). Sydenham, Caesarea 617aa corr. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Fifth known example
Lot 348
PHRYGIA. Metropolis. Philip I, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 33 mm, 17.45 g, 6 h). AΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΝ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, holding shield, decorated with gorgoneion, and spear. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ / ΦΡΥΓ Kybele, wearing polos, enthroned between two lions to left, holding patera in her right hand and leaning her left elbow on a tympanum on the seat of her throne. Falghera 2298. Kraft pl. 52, 19. RPC VIII Online unassigned ID 20611. SNG von Aulock 3883. Very rare - only four specimens recorded in the RPC. Attractive green patina with sandy highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 349
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 11.76 g, 7 h), 248-249. AYTOK K M IOVΛΙ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOΥCIAC ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ/ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C Eagle standing right, with spread wings and wreath in its beak. McAlee 934. Prieur 445. Sharply struck and with unusually nice surfaces, lacking the usual porosity. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
The Roman Venatio and the death of Orpheus
Lot 352
PHRYGIA. Synnada. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 32 mm, 14.90 g, 6 h), after 260. ΑΥΤ ΚAI Π ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC / CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. CYNNAΔEΩN A scene from an amphitheater depicting a venatio: across the center, a lion chasing a stag to left; below, a bestiarius attacking a boar with a spear; above, Orpheus prostrate after being mauled by a bear. BMC 66 = J. Nolle, "Kaiserliche Privilegien für Gladiatorenmunera und Tierhetzen: Unbekannte und ungedeutete Zeugnisse auf städtischen Münzen des griechischen Ostens", JNG 42/43, 1992/1993, p. 51, 2b = M. Price, "Paintings as a Source of Inspiration for Ancient Die Engravers", Studies Trell p. 70, fig. 1 = SNG von Aulock 3997 (same dies). E. S. G. Robinson, "Coins from Lycia and Pamphylia", JHS 34, 1914, p. 37, 24 (not illustrated). SNG Lewis 1560 (same dies). With an imaginative portrait of the emperor, a dark green patina and a most interesting scene on the reverse. Clear and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 353
PAMPHYLIA. Sillyum. Valerian II, Caesar, 256-258. 10 Assaria (Bronze, 33.5 mm, 23.72 g, 1 h). ΠΟ ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟΝ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right, resting on eagle with wings outstretched and head turned to left; in field to right, value mark I = 10. Rev. CΙΛΛΥΕΩΝ Men riding horse prancing to right. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Apparently unpublished in the standard references. Dark brown patina. A few light earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 354
LYDIA. Tripolis. Saloninus, 258-260. Pentassarion (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 12.22 g, 6 h). Π Λ Κ CΑ-ΛΩ-ΝΙΝΟC ΟΥΑΛΕ-ΡΙ/ΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Saloninus to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕ-ΙΤΩΝ Leto, fully draped and with her veil over her head, hurrying to left, holding, over each arm, the infant twins Artemis and Apollo. GRPC - Lydia 192. SNG Copenhagen 755 (same dies). SNG Hunterian 2022. Very rare and with an unusual reverse type. Bold and attractive. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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