nomos 22
22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
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 200
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.82 g, 12 h), c. 440-430. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣTFΔII Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; below lion, Π Φ; all within incuse square. SNG BN 12 = Traité II 870, pl. XXIII, 21 (same reverse die). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Well-struck from a fresh reverse die; lustrous, clear and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Unusual and unpublished stater of Side
Lot 201
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 10.77 g, 6 h), c. 460-450. Pomegranate on a stem with a leaf on each side. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wreath; to right, dolphin swimming upwards. Atlan -. SNG Paris - (but cf. 625). SNG von Aulock -. Nomos 19, 2019, 170 (same types and struck from the same reverse die). An unpublished variety, save its auction appearances. Very rare. With a highly sculptural obverse. Probably traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 202
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29.5 mm, 16.34 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Kleuch... Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. KΛE-YX Nike alighting to left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and fold of her drapery with her left; to left, pomegranate. SNG BN 697. SNG von Aulock 4797. An attractive, well-centered example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Of the highest rarity
Lot 203
PISIDIA. Etenna. Circa 320-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.79 g, 12 h). Two wrestlers grappling, the one on the left grasping the wrists of the one on the right; between them, linear symbol. Rev. ΕΤΕΝΝΕΩΝ Male figure striding to right, wearing short, hunting dress, preparing to hurl a sickle-shaped knife (harpa?) held in his right hand and extending his left before him; in field to right, triskeles to left. Von Aulock, Pisidiens II 399-400 = Imhoof-Blumer, Kl. M p. 368, 1 (same obverse die). Of great rarity, lacking in all of the major collections.
With a fascinating reverse type. Some slight roughness , otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 204
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.44 g, 1 h). Forepart of a bridled horse to left. Rev. (b'l in Aramaic) Fantastic monster in the form of a four-legged winged creature, with the head and forepart of a griffin, the horns of an ibex, and the body and hindquarters of a lion. A. Demeester, Les animaux et la monnaie grecque. Brussels, 2003, 140 = Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 2015, 207 = Aufhäuser 12, 1996, 271 and Classical Numismatic Group MBS 67, 2004, 830 (same dies as the present example). Extremely rare and impressive, one of three known examples. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 205
CILICIA. Holmoi. Circa 440 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.66 g, 12 h). Nude rider sliding off a horse galloping to right, his left hand holding the reins, holding a whip in his right, and with both of his legs on the right side of the horse; around, border of dots. Rev. ΟΛΜΙ Stern of a galley to left; all within deep circular incuse. Unpublished, save for Obolos 16, 2020, 888. Very well-struck and well-centered in a vigorous, local style, albeit with a crudely engraved obverse. Nevertheless, a surprisingly attractive piece. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 206
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 11.12 g, 1 h). Bearded male diety (Kronos?), with four wings, in the running-kneeling position to left, holding a solar disc with both hands. Rev. ΜΑΡΛΟ Swan with closed wings walking to right; perched on his back to right, sea eagle with its head bent down to right. SNG France 375-376 (same obverse die). Traité 1394, pl. CXXXVII, 20. Very rare and attractive. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1650 CHF
Lot 207
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.92 g, 1 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with a bow in bowcase on the saddle; behind horse to the right, eagle standing left on standard; below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, two tripartite floral ornaments above key symbol; on the lower right, inscription; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 variant. Very rare, probably unpublished. Clear and attractive. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 208
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.30 g, 5 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding a horse walking to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with his bow in a bowcase on the elaborate saddle; below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, inscription above key symbol; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 var. Cf. SNG Paris 213. SNG Levante -. For another example struck from these dies, see Roma e81, 2021, 590 (£1200). Lightly toned, most attractive and very well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Five faces
Lot 209
CILICIA. Uncertain (Tarsos?). Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.77 g). Janiform head: on the left, a bearded male and, on the right, a diademed female (Zeus and Hera as at Tenedos?). Rev. Triform, bearded male head. Göktürk 37 and pl. XX, 7. SNG BN -. SNG Levante 201-2. Very rare. An attractive and intriguing piece. Dark surfaces as found. Some roughness and die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lovely strike
Lot 210
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.53 g, 1 h). Facing female head (Arethusa?) turned slightly to left, wearing headband, single pendant earring, and pearl necklace with pendants. Rev. FRNBZW HLK (in Aramaic) Bearded male head (Ares?) to left, wearing crested Athenian helmet with raised ear-flaps and with tendrils on the bowl; behind head, ankh. SNG BN 245. SNG Levante 69. A splendid example with a lovely strike from fine dies. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 211
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.96 g, 9 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, TR; below throne, M. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left; below, monogram or symbol. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG Levante 106. Sharply struck and well-centered, a splendid piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 212
CYPRUS. Paphos. Stasandros, circa 440-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 10.88 g, 11 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. pa-si / sa-ta-sa-to, 'King Stasandros', (in Cypriote syllabary) Eagle standing to left; in lower field to left, ankh; all within dotted border within an incuse square. Babelon, Perses 749a. BMC -, but see p. lxix, note 3 and pl. XXI, 9 = Weber 7706. Traité II, 2, 1285, pl, CXXXIII, 24. Tziambazis -. With a lovely, sharp reverse. Struck from the usual very worn obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 213
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.84 g, 8 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 EY (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters) He-goat with long horns and beard seated right on dotted ground line; above, barley corn; A to right. BMC 55. Masson & Amandry Group II.B.d.3. Traité II, 2, 1156 and pl. CXXIX, 4. Tziambazis 113. Zapiti & Michaelidou 5. A sharply struck and particularly clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 214
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.57 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, circa 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ ME ANTIOXOΣ EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. BMC 1-3. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Dark brown patina and with an excellent portrait. Pitting on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 215
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Iotape, AD 38-72. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.11 g, 12 h). BACΙΛΙCCA IωTAΠH Diademed and draped bust of Iotape to right. Rev. CЄΛINOYCIωN Artemis standing facing, head turned to right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with her right; at her feet to right, stag standing right. Kovacs 282. RPC 3702. SNG Levante 457. Rare and quite nice for the issue, and with an attractive black-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 216
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, AD 54-92. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.92 g, 12 h), struck under Titus, Chalcis, regnal year 17 = 70-71. BACIΛEΩC APICTOBOYΛOY ET IZ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left; monogram on square countermark punched against his neck (very faint). Rev. TITΩ / OYECΠA/CIANΩ AY/TOKPATO/PI CEBAC/TΩ in six lines within laurel wreath tied below. Kovacs 301. RPC II 1692. For c/m: Kovacs 24. Howgego pl. 33, 722.1. Mottled patina. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 217
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, with Salome, AD 54-92. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.34 g, 12 h), Nicopolis-ad-Lycum, year 13 = 66/7. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΡΙCΤΟΒΟVΛΟV ΕΤ ΙΓ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΙC-CΗC CΑΛΟΜΗC Diademed and draped bust of Salome to left. Hendin 1257a. Kovacs 300. RPC 3840. J. M. C. Toynbee, Roman Historical Portraits (London, 1978), pp. 151-152 and ill. 301-302. An exceptional example and one of the finest known. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
One of three known
Lot 218
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, AD 54-92. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.32 g, 6 h), Nicopolis ad Lycum, year ΙΓ (13) = 66-67. ΒΑCΙΛEωC APICTOBOYΛOY Capricorn to left, with star above and three pellets below. Rev. Hand to left, holding scales enclosing ETO /VC• /IΓ between the balance pans. RPC II Online 3840A. Extremely rare. Clear and with a fine brown-red patina. Lightly struck and with some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 219
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, circa 505-480 BC. Daric (Gold, 15 mm, 8.32 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance to right, shooting arrow from bow held in his left hand; quiver over his left shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. ACGC 81. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 11). Meadows, Administration 319. Excellent centering! Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 220
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 16 mm, 8.37 g), 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. XXV, 27. Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XII 27). Meadows, Administration 321. SNG Copenhagen 274. Very well-centered and unusually sharply struck - a superb example with a lovely toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 221
MESOPOTAMIA. Babylon. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Double Daric (Gold, 18.5 mm, 16.65 g), Babylon. Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in the kneeling/running stance to right, with a quiver over his shoulders, holding a short spear in his right hand and a bow in his left; in field to left, ΛY; in field at the lower right, M. Rev. Wavy-patterned oblong punch. Nicolet-Pierre 1. SNG Berry 1455. Very rare. An unusually well-struck and attractive example, lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 222
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phriapatios to Mithradates I, circa 185-132 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.79 g, 1 h), Hekatompylos. Head of king to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on backless throne, holding bow. Sellwood 9.1 (Mithradates I). Shore 7-8 (Mithradates I). Sunrise 252. Well-centered and lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 223
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.20 g, 11 h), Ecbatana, c. 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing elaborate robes and a multi-spiral torc. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ ΕΠHΛΝ[...] (sic) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. Sunrise 290-1. Sharply struck and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 224
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases I, circa AD 51-78. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.62 g, 11 h), second reign 58-77, Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vologases I to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟY EYEPΓETOY ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗXΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 70.13. Shore 374. Sunrise 424. Well-struck and with an attractive portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 225
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases II, circa AD 77-80. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. s wl (in Aramaic, but erased on the die) Diademed bust of Vologases II to left, wearing tiara. Rev. Debased legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 72.10. Shore -. Sunrise -. Sharply struck and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 226
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases VI, circa AD 208-228. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.69 g, 10 h), Ecbatana. wz (in Aramaic) Diademed bust of Vologases VI to left, wearing tiara with earflap. Rev. Debased legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 88.19. Shore 458. Sunrise 459. Very sharp and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 227
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 27 mm, 4.28 g, 3 h), Mint C ("Ctesiphon"), ca. 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardashir I right, wearing diadem and mural crown; three pellets to right. Rev. Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS Type V(4a)/3a(2b), A33. Cf. Sunrise 721. Sharp strike with an impressive bust. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 228
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 24 mm, 7.27 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon (?), circa 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Shapur I, with neat beard, mural crown and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY šhpwhry Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns surmounted by korymbos and each holding a spear; pellet-in-crescent on altar shaft. Göbl -. SNS -. Cf. Sunrise 739. An attractive example with perfect centering. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 229
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 23 mm, 7.35 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon (?), c. 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Shapur I, with neat beard, mural crown and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY šhpwhry Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV 4. SNS IIc/1b, 126. Sunrise 739. Well-centered. Scrape on obverse, slight weakness on reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 230
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram I (Wahram, Vahrām), 273-276. Dinar (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.43 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram I, with long beard, rayed crown and korymbos; pellet above diadem ribbons. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, one wearing a korymbos, the other a mural crown, and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV16. SNS type I(1)/1ab(1a). Sunrise 754. A nicely centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 231
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.44 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. Saeedi -. Sunrise 765. Very well struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 232
SASANIAN KINGS. Hormizd II, 303-309. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 3.95 g, 3 h), Mint A ("Ctesiphon"). Bust of Hormizd II to right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos; pellet before eagle's beak. Rev. Fire altar with ribbon and bust facing in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown, the other wearing mural crown, each with korymbos. SNS type Ia/3a. Sunrise 815. Lightly toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 233
SASANIAN KINGS. Kavadh II, 628. Drachm (Silver, 34 mm, 4.19 g, 3 h), AHM (Hamadan), year 2 = 628. Bust of Kavad II to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, ribbon and ribbon-and-crescent on shoulders; flanking crown, stars; star-in-crescents in margin. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants; flanking flames, star and crescent; star-in-crescents in margin. Göbl type I/1. SC Tehran 4221. Sunrise -. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 234
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.07 g, 8 h), Susa, 305/4-295. Bust of Alexander the Great as Dionysos to right, wearing helmet covered with a panther's skin and adorned with a bull’s horn and ear, and with a panther's skin tied around his shoulders. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike standing to right, using both hands to place a wreath on the helmet at the top of a trophy to right; in the lower left field, monogram of AP; between Nike's feet and the trophy, monogram of ΠΑ. ESMS Tr. 106 var (A63/P-). Marest-Caffey Group 1.11, 178-80 var (A25/R-). SC 173.15. Struck from dies of the finest style, very well-struck and dramatically toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 235
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.22 g, 12 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, circa 296/5 and later. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above, Seleukid anchor and monogram of HP; in exegue, AP. HGC 9, 18. SC 130.28. Lightly toned and well-struck. Edge bang , otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1750 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 236
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.18 g, 12 h), Sardes, circa 282-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and a scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram of ΠEP (or ΕΡ ?) on shield; below throne, AΣ. HGC 9, 16a. Miller & Hoover 21-30 (A1/P5). SC 3.2. WSM 1351. A very well-struck, bright coin, struck in high relief. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 237
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.92 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris, c. 270-267. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow; in the outer left field, monogram of AP; in the outer right field, monogram of HP. ESM 149. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.3a. Struck in high relief from beautifully engraved dies of fine style. Some surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 238
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.80 g, 1 h), Antioch on the Orontes. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟXΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; in outer left field, monogram of ΠΑ; in outer right field, AX; traces of erased monogram on the exergue. SC 335.6 (same obverse die as plate coin). Struck from a particularly nice obverse die, and with a pleasing old cabinet tone. A few light marks and minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 239
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.22 g, 9 h), struck in the name of Seleukos I, Laodicea-by-the-Sea, circa 281-275. Head of Heracles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus, nude to the waist, seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in field to left, dolphin swimming left over monogram; beneath throne, monogram. SC 358.6a. WSM 1215. An attractive, well-centered and well-struck piece. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 240
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 37 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), Smyrna, circa 269-268. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding three arrows in his right hand and resting his left on a bow leaning against the omphalos behind him; to right, monogram of ΘΕ; in exergue, monogram of ΑΤΡ. HGC 9, 128a. SC 311.2. WSM 1494. Struck from dies of exceptionally fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 241
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.80 g, 12 h), Smyrna. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding three arrows in his right hand and resting his left on a bow leaning against the omphalos behind him; to right, monogram of ΘΕ; in exergue, monogram of ΑΝ within a wreath. SC 311.3 (but monogram unclear). An attractive coin with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 242
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.32 g, 12 h), Magnesia-on-the-Maeander. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right, rejuvenated. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow in his right hand and resting his left on the omphalos; in the outer left field, monogram of ΘΕ. SC 541.1a. WSM 1475. With an attractive portrait in high relief. Minor roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 243
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.18 g, 3 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤ-ΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on his bow; with a complicated monogram in both the outer left and outer right fields. HGC 9, 236g. Cf. SC 587.1 (control monogram on the right not recorded). Well-struck and well-centered, with a powerful portrait and splendid reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Extremely rare tetradrachm of Hierax struck in Skepsis
Lot 244
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos Hierax, circa 242-227 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.98 g, 11 h), Skepsis. Diademed head of Antiochos Hierax to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; in the lower left field, monogram of ΜΥΠ; in exergue, rhyton to left, in the form of a Pegasos's forepart. SC 881.2 ( same dies) = WSM 1594. Extremely rare variant. A fine piece, with a real portrait of Hierax. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 245
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos Hierax, circa 242-227 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.05 g, 12 h), Alexandria Troas. Head of Antiochos I to right, wearing winged diadem. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤ-ΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo, nude but for slight drapery over his right thigh, seated to left, testing arrow with his right hand and resting his left on grounded bow; in inner field to right, monogram of ΚΑ; in exergue, horse grazing to left and monogram. SC 875.1b. WSM 1568. Attractive, well-struck and with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
From the Garrett and Petrowicz Collections
Lot 246
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.22 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Eastern Cilicia, circa 227-226. Laureate and draped bust of Seleukos II to right, with full beard. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕ-ΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo, nude, standing left, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left elbow on a tall tripod behind him; in outer field to left, monogram of ΑΡ; in outer field to right, Μ. SC 685,1a. WSM 1321 (this coin). Of great rarity and with an astonishing portrait. Nicely toned. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 42500 CHF
Lot 247
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.11 g, 12 h), Antioch, year 163 = 150-149 BC. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and bow in his left; in left field, cornucopia above Θ, in exergue, ΓΞΡ. HGC 9, 887a. SC 1785.3c. SMA 137. Superbly struck and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 248
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, with Cleopatra Thea, 152-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 15.58 g, 11 h), Ake-Ptolemais, 150. Jugate portraits right of Cleopatra Thea, her bust diademed and veiled as Tyche, wearing pendant earring, pearl necklace, kalathos and with a cornucopia over her shoulder, and of Alexander Balas, his head diademed; in field to left, Α. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Zeus seated left on throne, holding long scepter with his left hand and, in his right, a facing figure of Nike holding a thunderbolt. CSE 407. Houghton, Double 2 (A1/P1). Jameson 1715 (same dies). Richter, Portraits of the Greeks fig 1893. SC 1841. SNG Spaer 1483. Clear and attractive with fine portraits and lovely toning. A few light scratches and minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 249
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 16.00 g, 12 h), second reign at Antioch, circa 112-110. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus Ouranios, with crescent on his head, draped from the waist, standing facing, his head to left, holding a star in his outstretched right hand and a long scepter in his left; to left, in the outer left field, monogram above A; in the inner right field, Γ; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1197e. SC 2302.1e. Rare. Boldly struck, of very fine style and very attractive. Some very minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Second known example! Extremely rare!
Lot 250
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.16 g, 12 h), second reign at Antioch, 112-110. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Grain ear; in outer field to left, two monograms. SC 2306a = SMA 395. Very Rare. Well-struck and clear. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 251
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos, 97/6-88/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 15.90 g, 12 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. HGC 9, 1305. LSM 127. SC 2451.6. Sharply struck and with a fascinating reverse type. Minor porosity and deposits on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 252
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos VI Epiphanes Nikator, circa 96-94 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.04 g, 1 h), Seleukeia on the Kalykadnos, 95-94. Diademed head of Seleukos VI to right, with a tiny horn over his ear; filleted border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣΕΛΕVΚΟV // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ/ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike in her right hand, left resting on grounded shield; behind her, spear; in outer left field, flower; in inner left field, OE and monogram of HA. HGC 9, 1265. Cf. SC 2403.1a (ΘΕ and monogram of ΠΑ). Toned and struck on a broad flan. Some die faults and obverse lightly double-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 450 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 254
BACTRIA OR PARTHIA. Sophytes or Andragoras, circa 305-294 or 246/5-239/8 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.63 g, 4 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing modified Attic helmet, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Eagle standing left, head right; above, grape bunches on stalk. Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 2A. Cf. MIG 26c (drachm). SNG ANS 17. Light iridescent tones. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
One of the Finest of Nine Known Examples
Lot 255
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE). Gaza. 5th-4th centuries BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.49 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet, with a palmette and scroll on the bowl and three upright olive leaves above the visor, and a disc earring. Rev. Zayin - 'Ayin Owl standing facing with wings closed, between two olive sprays each with a berry; all within incuse square. BMC pl. XLII, 1. Boston MFA 2203. Gitler & Tal V.5T = HGC 10, 532. P. van Alfen, "Two Unpublished Hoards and Other Owls from Egypt", AJN 14, 2002, pl. 15, 9 (same dies). Svoronos pl. 110, 49. Extremely rare. Very well-struck and well-centered with the crest of Athena's helmet fully visible. A most attractive coin of great interest and importance. Just a touch of wear on the highest points, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Unusual "bottlecap" Bar Kochba bronze
Lot 256
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Small Bronze (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.42 g, 5 h), year 1 = 132/3. Eleazar the Priest Palm tree with seven branches and two date clusters. Rev. Year One of the Redemption of Israel Bunch of grapes on stalk. Hendin 1380. Mildenberg 150 (O1/R4). TJC 224. Very rare, if not unknown, struck on a serrated flan. Clear and with a reddish-brown patina overlaid with sand in the serrations. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Second known
Lot 257
NABATAEA. Malichus I, 60-30 BC. Quarter Shekel or Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.48 g, 12 h), Petra, L KC = regnal year 26 = 35-34. Diademed head of Malichus I to right. Rev. MLKW MLK' (in Nabataean) Eagle with closed wings standing to left; in field to left, palm branch; to right, date with the Nabataean letter S above and an Ḥ below. Barkay, Silver 1 var. = Hoover & Barkay 15 var (differing reverse legend). DCA 957 var (differing reverse legend). Meshorer, Nabataea -. Schmitt-Korte II 11. Struck from the same obverse die as CNG MBS 81, 2009, 624. Extremely rare and important - probably the second known example of this variety. A bold, attractive and well-centered piece. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, and with some surface granularity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 258
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. Almost invisible flan crack at Athena's right hand, tiny patch of die rust, minor scratches below Alexander's chin on the obverse and in the reverse fields, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 259
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.56 g, 6 h), Paphos, after 294 BC. Head of Aphrodite Paphia to right, wearing a decorated polos, a pendant earring and a pearl necklace, most of her hair bound up on her head but a few locks falling down the back of her neck. Rev. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Perfectly centered and well-struck, with very well-made types of dramatic beauty. Slight surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 260
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.11 g, 12 h), "Uncertain mint" in Cilicia. Diademed head of Ptolemy II to right. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩTHPOΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in left field, monogram in the form of T. Lorber 404. Svoronos -. With a fine portrait of Ptolemy II. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 261
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 42 mm, 72.03 g, 12 h), Alexandria, mid 240s-220s. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn in his hair and over the diadem. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, cornucopia; between eagle’s legs, monogram of ΧΡ. SNG Copenhagen 171. Svoronos 964. Weiser 71. An attractive and impressive coin with an olive-brown patina and of unusually fine quality. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Issued During the Fifth Syrian War
Lot 262
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 14.12 g, 1 h), Fifth Syrian War issue, uncertain mint in Phoenicia, c. 202-199. Diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on a thunderbolt; to left, monogram of ΠKA. Mørkholm, Coins 18 (A2/P5). SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 1258, pl. XLI, 24. Lightly toned and with a pleasing portrait of the king. A couple of light scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 263
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.15 g, 1 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, Aristomenes, 199/8. Draped 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 considerable historical interest. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 264
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 13.82 g, 12 h), Soli in Cilicia. Jugate busts to 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 cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, owl facing to left above ME; in field to right, AP. Landvatter 94-96 var (O32/R-). Svoronos 1136 var. Same dies as Nomos 20, 290. Very rare, apparently unpublished. Attractive and sharply struck. Some minor marks and light traces of double-striking on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 265
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.06 g, 11 h), uncertain mint in Phoenicia or Cyprus, year ΜΘ = 49 of an era of Soter beginning in 262/1= 214/13 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; between legs, ΜΘ. Lorber 953. Svoronos 851. With a fine portrait of Ptolemy I and a proud eagle. Some horn silver, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 266
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.13 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 262-8. Svoronos 1489. Well-centered and sharply struck. Some uncleaned horn silver on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 267
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera & Ptolemy XV Caesarion, 44-30 BC. (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.23 g, 12 h), Paphos, circa 47. Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra VII, as Aphrodite, to right, scepter behind her shoulder; to right, small winged bust of Caesarion, as Eros, looking up at his mother. Rev. BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPAΣ Double cornucopia bound with fillet; in the lower right field, monogram of ΚΥΠΡ. BMC 2. RPC 3901. Svoronos 1874. Very rare. Light roughness and reverse softly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 268
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Ophellas, Ptolemaic Governor, first reign, circa 322-313 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 8.62 g, 12 h). KYPANAI-ΩN Nike driving slow quadriga to right, holding kentron and reins; above to right, sun. Rev. XAIPIOΣ Zeus-Ammon seated to left on throne with a back, holding eagle in his extended right hand; thymiaterion in the left field. McClean 9941 and pl. 375, 8. Naville 83 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1209 (same dies). Of particularly fine style and beautifully struck from fresh dies, a superb example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 48000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
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
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
Lot 279
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 11.85 g, 12 h), Ephesos, c. 25. 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 V (from unrecorded dies). Attractive, clear and bright. With some very minor scuffs and with a slightly off-center reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 280
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.83 g, 12 h), Lugdunum, 13-14. CAESAR AVGVSTVS – DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. TI CAESAR / AVG F TR POT – XV Tiberius Caesar standing in a triumphal quadriga to right, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his left hand and the reins in his right; first and third horses with their heads turned back to left. Bahrfeldt 238b. BMC 508.BN 1687. Calicó 295. Cf. Cohen 301 (but only as a denarius). RIC 223. A splendid example, rare and beautifully struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 281
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Tessera (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.89 g, 1 h), struck under Tiberius, c. 22/3-37. FEL Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. X in dotted circle within wreath. Buttrey p. 61, B 5/X. Cohen VIII, 251, 62. Dark patina and with a bold strike. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 282
Tiberius, 14-37. As (Copper, 25 mm, 10.98 g, 12 h), Rome, 22-23. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII Bare head of Tiberius to left. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXIIII around large S C. BMC 91-4. BN 68-71. Cohen 25. RIC 44. With an exceptionally elegant and individualistic portrait of the best style. Fine olive-green patina with earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
From the Vierordt collection, sold in 1924
Lot 283
Tiberius, AD 14-37. Tessera (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 4.57 g, 2 h), circa 22-37. An erotic scene taking place in a curtained room with a table. Rev. V within dotted circular border within wreath. Buttrey Table A, 11/V, pl. 3, 11 = Simonetta - Riva pl. 4, 9/B (this example). Very rare and with an attractive green patina with tan highlights. Small corrosion spots on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
A splendid example of this popular type
Lot 284
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 37 mm, 26.73 g, 5 h), Rome, 40-41. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. ADLOCVT / COH Bareheaded and togate figure of Caligula standing left before a sella castrensis on a platform, his right hand outstretched towards five legionaries standing to right and facing him; the first bears a shield and the other four hold legionary eagles. BMC 68. Cohen 3. RIC 48. With a fine portrait, a detailed reverse and a reddish-brown/olive-green patina. Traces of smoothing on the obverse and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 285
Gaius (Caligula), with Germanicus, 37-41. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.40 g, 5 h), Rome, 37-38. C.CAESAR. AVG. GERM. P.M.TR. POT. Laureate head of Caligula to right. Rev. GERMANICVS. CAES. P.C. CAES.AVG. GERM Bare head of Germanicus to right. BMC 18. Calicó 321a. Cohen (G. & C.) 1. RIC 17. Rare, attractive and clear, with fine portraits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 286
KINGS OF THRACE. Rhoemetalkes III, circa 38-46. Diassarion (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 11.83 g, 6 h), with Caligula, c. 38-41. ΓΑΙΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΡΟΙΜΗΤΑΛΚΑΣ Diademed and draped bust of Rhoemetalkes III to left. RPC 1723. Youroukova 209. An interesting coin with two very good portraits, especially of Rhoemetalkes III. Mottled green patina. Some pitting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 287
Claudius, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.90 g, 9 h), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EX S C / OB CIVES / SERVATOS in three lines within oak-wreath. BMC 16. BN 32 (Lugdunum). Calicó 356. RIC 15. With a powerfully noble and idealised portrait of Claudius. Struck from slightly worn dies and with a flan fault on the emperor's shoulder, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 288
Claudius, 41-54. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 11.02 g, 7 h), Ephesus, 41-42. TI CLAVD CAES AVG Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. COM - ASI Temple of Roma and Augustus, distyle and on a base and three steps, with, on the architrave, ROM ET AVG, and within the intercolumniation, on the left, Claudius, in military dress, standing facing and being crowned with a wreath held in the right hand of a draped female figure, on the right, standing facing and holding a cornucopia over her left arm. BMC 229. Cohen 30. RIC 118. RPC I 2222. With a remarkably fine portrait of the emperor. Toned and well-centered. Slightly rough surfaces. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 289
Claudius, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.73 g, 10 h), Rome, 44-45. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P IIII Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. PACI AVGVSTAE Pax-Nemesis walking right, holding a fold of her drapery before her face with her right hand and, in her left, a winged caduceus, pointed downwards at a snake at her feet to right. BMC 26. BN 40-1. Calicó 366. RIC 27. Cf. Von Kaenel 565. Lustrous and fully centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 290
Nero, 54-68. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. VESTA Round, hexastyle temple of Vesta on high base with three steps; within central intercolumniation, seated statue of Vesta facing. BMC 104. BN 230. Cohen 335. RIC 62. A lovely example, lightly toned and with an exceptionally elegant portrait. Slightly weakly struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 291
Nero, 54-68. Dupondius (Bronze, 29 mm, 16.24 g, 6 h), Rome, 63. CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P Radiate head of Nero to left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI / S C / II Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and a palm branch in her left. BMC 219. D. Calomino, Defacing the Past - Damnation and Descecration in Imperial Rome, London, 2017, p. 71, fig. 36 (this coin). RIC 199. WCN 196. An extraordinary coin: with the praenomen Nero removed from the coin and the bust tooled to resemble that of Vespasian as a form of Damnatio Memoriae. Very rare and of immense historical interest. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 292
Vespasian, AD 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), Rome, 69-70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IVDAEA Jewess, veiled, seated right in attitude of mourning at base of trophy. BMC 35. BN 23-5. Cohen 226. Hendin 1479. RIC 15. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 293
Vespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 26.06 g, 5 h), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI / S C Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 555. Cohen 326 var (CAESAR). RIC 243. Natural green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 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 296
Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.57 g, 6 h), Rome, 92-94. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS COS XVI Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand. BMC 210. BN -. Calicó 847 (this coin). Cohen 157. RIC 746. with a fine portrait of Domitian struck in high relief. Light scuff in the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 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
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