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22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 298
Trajan, 98-117. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.83 g, 7 h), Rome, 104/5-107. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with light drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C An oval shield, elaborately decorated with a flaming thunderbolt, set over a saltire of spears, a sword, one oblong shield and a vexillum. BMC 951. BN 532. Cohen 569. RIC 584. Woytek 198bB. A very attractive, well-struck piece with a dark, blackish-green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Rare quinarius of Trajan
Lot 299
Trajan, 98-117. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.34 g, 7 h), Rome, 107-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory seated left on throne, holding wreath in her right hand and palm with her left. BMC 345-6. BN 280. Cohen 72. King 10. RIC 134 var (bust). Woytek 374bC. Deep iridescent toning. A few minor marks on cheek, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 300
Trajan, 98-117. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.14 g, 6 h), Rome, 112-114. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C Victory advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. BMC 1002 var. Cohen 434. Hill 630. RIC 594. Woytek 475v. Attractive dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 301
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Bronze, 33 mm, 27.23 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 129-130. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. FELICITATI AVG / COS III P P / S C Galley rowed left by five oarsmen: at the bow a mast raking forwards with flag and sails attached, at the stern is a hortator and an arched cabin under a curved aplustre. Banti 340. BMC 1398 var. Cohen 664. RIC 706 = RIC II.3, 1290. An impressive strike on a square-shaped flan, with nice wide margins. A wonderful portrait of Hadrian and a popular reverse type. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 9600 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
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Lot 302
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 28.19 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT COS III / S C She-wolf standing to right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus. BMC 1299. Cohen 769. RIC 631. A very attractive example with a pleasing brown patina. Minor planchet flaw on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 303
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33.5 mm, 21.11 g, 11 h), Rome, 145-147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII / S C Antoninus Pius, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his left hand and stretching his right out to left, driving slow quadriga to left. Banti 120. BMC 1669. Cohen 320. RIC 767a. With a fine brown patina and a splendid portrait. Some very minor smoothing in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 306
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 22.86 g, 12 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161, and later. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO / S C Four-tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and surmounted by a quadriga. BMC 873 (M. Aurelius and L. Verus). Cohen 165 var (S C in exergue). RIC 1266 (Marcus Aurelius). An impressive piece with a dark green patina. Some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 307
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.33 g, 12 h), Rome, December 168-December 169. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to left. Rev. FELICITAS AVG COS III Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and scepter in left. BMC 489, note. Calicó 1853 (same dies). Cohen 179. RIC 202. Sharply struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 11200 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
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An impressive bimetallic medallion
Lot 308
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Medallion (Bimetallic, copper and orichalcum, 63 mm, 171.00 g, 6 h), Rome, 169. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXIII IMP V COS III Faustina Junior seated left on high-backed throne, reaching with her right hand to two genii walking towards her holding a large cornucopiae between them, and holding scepter in left. Gnecchi II p. 34, 56, pl. 6, 6. MIR 18, pl. 21, 20 (reverse only). An impressively massive bimetallic medallion with a magnificent green patina. Extremely rare! Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
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Lot 309
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Bronze, 34 mm, 26.87 g, 12 h), Rome, 173-174. M ANTONIVS AVG TR P XXVIII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VI COS III / S C Jupiter seated left on square-backed throne, holding Victory in right hand and scepter in left. Banti 122. MIR 18, 266-6/30. RIC 1098. An exceptionally well-struck and well-centered example with a lovely green patina and a very fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 310
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.49 g, 11 h), Rome, 168. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas seated left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 481 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 318. RIC 595 (Marcus Aurelius). Sharply struck and beautifully toned with a fine portrait and an attractive reverse. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 311
Commodus, as Caesar, 166-177. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.17 g, 5 h), Rome, 175-176. COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. PRI-NC IVVENT Commodus, as first among the young, in military dress, standing to left, holding branch in his extended right hand and reversed spear in his left; to right, military trophy with a round shield at the base. Biaggi 1008 (same dies). BMC 648. Calicó 2316 (same dies). MIR 18, 342-12/17. RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 615 var (bust only draped). Lovely, sharply struck, lightly toned and very attractive. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 18000 CHF
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Lot 312
Commodus, 177-192. Aureus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 7.22 g, 5 h), Rome, 188. M COMM • ANT • P FEL • AVG BRIT Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. P M • TR P XIII • IMP VIII COS V • P • P / SAL • AVG Salus, seated to left, feeding snake, rising from an altar to her left, out of patera which she holds in her right hand, while resting her left elbow on the edge of her throne. BMC p. 735, note *. Biaggi 1029 (same dies). Calicó 2322 (same dies). Cohen -. MIR 749-2/33. RIC 178 (but TR P XIII, not XIIII). Rare. A splendid, sharply struck and toned piece with a fine portrait. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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Special prestige issue
Lot 313
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Commodus, 177-192. Oktassarion (Bronze, 35 mm, 22.52 g, 6 h), a special prestige issue of high value, often termed a medallion, struck under the strategos Naivios Quintos Maximos, 180-182. ΑY ΚΑΙ Μ ΑYΡΗ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, with short beard. Rev. ϹΤΡΑΤ ΝΑΙΒ ΚY-ΙΝΤΟY ΚYΖΙΚ / ΝEΟΚΟΡΩ/Ν Youthful Dionysos, nude but for a wreath around his head, seated (not reclining) to left, but with his head to right, on a panther walking to right; Dionysos' legs are on either side of the panther, he holds a thyrsos in his right hand and rests his left on the panther's neck. Bernhart 830 = BMC 240, pl. XIII, 9 (reverse only) = RPC IV.2, temporary 727.1 (same dies). Extremely rare, possibly the second example known - only one example cited in the RPC. Dark green-brown patina and of splendid style. Two centering points as made, and a flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Ex Hunter and Biaggi collections
Lot 314
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.18 g, 6 h), Rome, 197. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. LIBERO PATRI Liber (Bacchus) standing facing, head on which he places his right hand turned to the left, holding thyrsus in left; at feet to left, panther seated left, forepaw raised, and head turned to look back at Liber. Cf. BMC 222, note = Cohen 303 = RIC 99 (bust). Biaggi 1081 = Calicó 2482 (this coin). Hill 311. A wonderful example with sharp details. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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The Saecular Games of 204
Lot 315
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), Rome, 204-206. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. LAETITIA TEMPORVM The central Spina of the Circus Maximus in Rome, shown as a left sailing galley with the turning markers at the prow and stern; the central obelisk of the Spina is ornamented with a sail to maintain the galley-like appearance; above quadrigas galloping to left; below, an ostrich, two lions, a donkey, a panther, a bear, and a bison. BMC 343. Cohen 253. RIC 274. Rare. Sharply struck and of unusually fine quality, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Fine style imitation
Lot 316
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 6.91 g, 5 h), Imitative, perhaps Indian. IMPER AEL SEPTI SEVER PERT III Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. P M I PT II P VIII COS NI AV II Victory advancing left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and trophy over left shoulder with left. Unpublished in the standard references, but see Roma XX, 2020, 624 = Roma XV, 2018, 587 and Heritage 3075, 2019, 32062 for two additional examples struck from the same dies. Of excellent style and struck from finely engraved dies, but with legends incorrectly copied. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 317
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. MATRI DEVM Cybele standing left, leaning on column to right, holding drum in her right hand and scepter in left; at feet to left, lion walking left. BMC 16 (Caracalla). Cohen 137. RIC 382 (Caracalla). Sharply struck with excellent centering; a very attractive example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 256 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 320
Caracalla, AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.51 g, 12 h), Rome, 208. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P XI COS III / PROF Caracalla, in military dress and holding a transverse spear in his right hand, riding a horse walking to right. BMC 572. Cohen 511. RIC 107. Obverse boldly struck in high relief. Reverse die slightly worn, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 324
Geta, 209-211. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.59 g, 12 h), Rome, 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P II COS II Felicitas standing left, holding cornucopiae with her right hand and long caduceus with her left. BMC 119. Cohen 149. RIC 78a. Well-centered and struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 327
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.07 g, 6 h), Rome, 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter, nude, standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 17. Cohen 33. RIC 72. Attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 328
Elagabalus, AD 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.94 g, 7 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Providentia standing left with her legs crossed, leaning on a short column, holding wand over globe with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. Cohen 144. RIC 23. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 329
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.87 g, 1 h), Rome, 220-222. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Legionary eagle between two standards; with oblong shields at the base of the standards and a round shield at the base of the eagle. BMC 201. Cohen 44. RIC 78. Lightly toned and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 330
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Sestertius (Bronze, 32 mm, 23.48 g, 1 h), Rome, 229. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI IIII / S C The Emperor seated left on platform; behind, an officer and a soldier standing left; before him, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left; below the platform to left, a citizen mounting steps. Banti 41. BMC 565. Cohen 139. RIC 578. With a good portrait, well-centered on a broad flan and an attractive green patina. Some minor smoothing, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 332
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.56 g, 6 h), struck under her son, Severus Alexander, Rome, 228. IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing facing with her legs crossed, her head turned to left, leaning on column and holding caduceus in her right hand. BMC 483. Cohen 17. RIC 335. Excellent strong strike. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 333
Julia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 18.88 g, 1 h), struck under Severus Alexander, Rome, 228. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. IVNO AVGVSTAE / S C Juno seated left, holding flower in her right hand and infant with her left. BMC 759. Cohen 33. RIC 683 (Severus Alexander). Brown surfaces. A few deposits and minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 334
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.61 g, 5 h), struck under his father Maximinus, Rome, 236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bareheaded and draped bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Sharp and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 335
Maximus, as Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.02 g, 6 h), Rome, 236-237. MAXIMVS CAES GERM Bareheaded and draped bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Maximus standing left, holding baton in his right hand and transverse spear in his left; behind, two standards. BMC 211-2. Cohen 10. RIC 3. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 336
Gordian II, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.90 g, 6 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. Well-struck and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 337
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 2.95 g, 11 h), Rome, 238. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. PAX PVBLICA Pax seated left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 46. Cohen 22. RIC 4. Slight graininess, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 338
Pupienus, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 22.51 g, 1 h), Rome, 22 April-29 July 238. IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S C Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left. Banti 1. Cohen 7. BMC 43-9. RIC 20. Attractive light green patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 339
Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Antioch, 238-239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Providentia standing left, holding globe and transverse scepter. Bland 44; Cohen 196a. RIC 172. A choice example of fine eastern style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Well struck aureus of Gordian III
Lot 340
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.05 g, 7 h), Rome, 239. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left. Biaggi 1371. Calicó 3238. Cohen 356. RIC 11. Sharp, well-centered and lustrous; a lovely coin with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 341
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus standing to right, feeding snake in her right hand from a patera held in her left. Cohen 325. RIC 129a. Beautifully struck, with a fine portrait and some lustre. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Farnese Hercules
Lot 342
Gordian III, 238-244. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.70 g, 12 h), Rome, late 240-early 243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Hercules standing right, resting right hand on hip and holding club set on rock with left, and with lion's skin beside his club. Biaggi 1373-4. Calicó 3242. Cohen 401 var (bust). RIC 108. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 346
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 4.43 g, 1 h), Rome, 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated left on a shield, holding Victory in her outstretched right hand and a long scepter in her left. Cohen 169. RIC 44b. Sharp and lustrous. A few uncleaned deposits on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 100 CHF
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Lot 347
Philip I, AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.00 g, 12 h), commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / U Stag standing right. Cohen 182. RIC 19. Sharp and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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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
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Lot 350
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.92 g, 7 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla set on crescent to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia, veiled, seated left on throne, with her right hand drawing veil and holding a transverse scepter in her left. Cohen 19. RIC 59b. Nicely centered and clear. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 351
Aemilian, 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 22.5 mm, 2.91 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. MARTI PROPVGT Mars standing facing, head turned to left, resting his right hand on his shield and holding reversed spear with his left. Cohen 25. RIC 6. Excellent portrait. Small dark deposits and some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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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.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Second known example!
Lot 355
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 24 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Serdica, T = 3rd officina, April - November 274. IMP CL DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG / XXI·T· Mars standing right, holding spear in left hand, receiving globe from Sol standing left, holding globe in right hand and whip in left, resting with right foot on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left. Göbl 255q 3 (same obverse die) = RIC V.1 Online 2706 (same obverse die). An extremely rare type with DOM in the obverse legend, with only one example, cited in RIC V.1 Online. Flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 356
Aurelian, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 24 mm, 4.14 g, 11 h), Serdica, P = 1st officina, Spring 274. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. ORI-ENS AVG / P Sol advancing left between two captives, holding globe in his left hand and rising his right. BN 1007-8. RIC 278. RIC V.1 Online temp. 2641. Perfectly centered and sharply struck: a wonderful piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 357
Severina, Augusta, 270-275. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.09 g, 11 h), Siscia, S = 2nd officina, autumn 274 - spring 275. SEVERINAE AVG Diademed and draped bust of Severina to right, set on crescent. Rev. CONCORDIAE MILITVM / SXXI Concordia standing left, holding two signa. BN 930-1. RIC 13. RIC V.1 Online temp. 2402. Fully silvered and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 130 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Very rare antoninianus of Queen Zenobia
Lot 358
Zenobia, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.56 g, 6 h), Antioch, March-May 272. S ZENOBIA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Zenobia to right, on lunar crescent. Rev. IVNO REGINA Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock standing left, head turned back to right; in left field, star. Bland 2011, 29. RIC 2 var. RIC temp. 3122 (9 examples cited). Very rare. Dark brown patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 2133 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Rare Vabalathus antoninianus
Lot 359
Vabalathus, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 11 h), Antioch, E = 5th officina, 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right. Rev. VЄNV-S AVG / Є Venus standing left, holding helmet in right hand, transverse spear in left, and leaning on shield behind her; star to left. Bland, Coinage 23. BN 1266. RIC V 5 corr (bust). Rare. Minor deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Another Rare Vabalathus antoninianus
Lot 360
Vabalathus, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.44 g, 10 h), Antioch, March-May 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; star to left. BN 1263. RIC 1. Rare. Attractive and clear. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 753 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 361
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.90 g, 12 h), Serdica, Δ = 4th officina, 276. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. PROVIDEN DEOR / KAΔ Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, his right hand raised, holding globe. Cohen 472. RIC 845. Well-struck and with nearly full silvering. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 362
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.54 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, 284-286. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI ORBIS Jupiter standing to left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and long scepter with his left. Biaggi 1729. Cohen 283. Calicó 4524. Depeyrot 2/3. Lukanc 14. RIC 299. Well-centered and lustrous. Scrapes, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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The Victorious Fates
Lot 363
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.33 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, 286-287. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. FATIS VICTRICIBVS / S C The Parcae (Fates), draped, standing, one facing to the right and two facing to the left, each holding a cornucopiae and the outer two holding a rudder. Calicó 4449. Depeyrot 5/5. Lukanc 9. RIC V 294. A fine example and with an interesting reverse. Slight rub in obverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Pleasing follis of the usurper Domitius Domitianus
Lot 364
Domitius Domitianus, usurper, 297-298. Follis (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 9.79 g, 12 h), Alexandria, A = 1st officina, 298. IMP C L DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS AVG Laureate head of Domitius Domitianus to right. Rev. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / A / ALE Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornuopiae in left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left, his head turned back to right. RIC 20. A well-centered and well-struck example of this rare usurper. Light deposits and cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 365
Valerius Valens, 316-317. Follis (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Alexandria, 2nd officina. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS P F AVG Laureate head of Valens to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG / ALE Jupiter, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left with wreath in his beak, turning his head back to right; in field to left, K; in field to right, wreath over X over A (but mistakenly rendered as an R by the ancient die engraver - see below). RIC VII 19. Extremely rare. Sharply struck and clear. Scuff and remains of die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Unpublished bust variety
Lot 366
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.66 g, 6 h), Ticinum, T = 3rd officina , 319-320. LICINIVS IVN NOB C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius II to left, with aegis on his breastplate, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and the hilt of a short sword or dagger in a scabbard of curved form in his left, its bottom extending beyond his left shoulder and ending in a small globe. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCIT / (Chi-Rho)/TT Two captives seated at base of an upright spear bearing a banner inscribed VOT / XX; in field to left, monogram of ΧΡ monogram. Cf. RIC 119 (draped, not cuirassed, and holding mappa). Of great rarity and interest, with an unpublished bust variety. With an unusually attractive and detailed bust on the obverse. Some smoothing in the fields, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 367
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Medallion (Bronze, but silvered, 39 mm, 29.66 g, 5 h), Rome, circa 327-333. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right. Rev. SECVRITAS AVGVSTI N Securitas standing facing, leaning on short column with her left arm, head turned to the right, placing right hand on top of her head and holding scepter in left; at her feet to left, mourning female captive seated to left, her right hand touching her face in an attitude of mourning; at her feet to right, male captive seated to right, his head turned back to face her. Cohen 493. Gnecchi II, 9, pl. 130, 7. Well-struck with a dark green patina and some remaining original silvering. Some minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Unpublished miliarense of Valens
Lot 368
Valens, 364-378. Miliarense (Silver, 24 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 364-375. D N VALENS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITI / (palm)CONSA(wreath) Valens, in military dress, standing facing, but turned slightly to the right, holding a spear in his right hand and a globe in his left. At his feet to right, bound captive kneeling to right. Cohen -. Cf. RIC IX 33 (Valentinian I). Unpublished, although two or three examples seem to be known. Clear, well-struck and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 369
Gratian, 367-383. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.38 g, 11 h), Thessalonica, 378-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VICTOR-IA AVGG / TESOB Two emperors enthroned facing, each with his right hand on a globe held between them; above, Victory facing with wings spread; at their feet between them, palm branch. Depeyrot 34/1. RIC 34b.1. Well-struck and lustrous. Small scuff on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 370
Theodosius I, with Arcadius and Honorius, 379-395. Solidus weight or Exagium (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 4.27 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 393-395. DDD NNN AAAVVVGGG Diademed, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Honorius, Theodosius and Arcadius; cross in upper field. Rev. EXAG SOL SVB V INL IOhANNI COm S L / CONS Moneta standing facing, head left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left; in right field, star. Bendall, Byzantine Weights 10. Sabatier 8. Dark olive-green patina with light earthen deposits. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 371
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Ravenna, 402-406. D N HONORIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / R-V/COMOB Honorius standing right, with his left foot set on captive, holding labarum in his right hand and, in his left, a globe topped by Victory holding a wreath to crown the emperor. Depeyrot 7/1. Ranieri 13. RIC 1287. Excellent centering and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 372
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, circa 408-420. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG E / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head turned to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 73/2. RIC 202. Lustrous and particularly sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 373
Theodosius II, 402-450. Miliarense (Silver, 23 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 408-420. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to left. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / CON Nimbate and armored emperor standing facing, his head turned to left, holding globus in his left hand and raising his right in salute; to left, star. MIRB 61a. RIC X 370. Vagi 3747. Same obverse die as Obolos 3, 2015, 381. Well-preserved and attractive. Minor marks and usual die break on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 374
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 425-429. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE Δ/CONOB Two nimbate emperors seated facing on double throne, the larger on the left Theodosius II and the smaller on the right Valentinian III, both wearing consular robes and holding a mappa in their right hands and a cross in their left. Depeyrot 79/1. RIC 237. Light scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 375
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.52 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 441. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VIRT EX-ERC ROM / CONOB Theodosius, helmeted and armored moving to right, holding a trophy over his left shoulder with his left hand and looking back at a captive that he is dragging to right with his right; star on the right field. Depeyrot 83/1. RIC 284. A scarce type. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Extremely rare solidus of Leo I and Leo II
Lot 376
Leo I, with Leo II, 473-474. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, October 473 - January 474. DN LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo I facing, holding a spear in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. SALVS REI-RVBLICAE (sic) C / CONOB Leo I, larger and on the left, and Leo II, smaller and on the right, seated facing on a lyre type throne with a back, each holding mappa; star above cross on the upper field. Depeyrot 92/1. RIC 638. An extremely rare issue of Leo I and Leo II. Minor die breaks and striking (?) flaw on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 377
Leo II, with Zeno, 474. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.52 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina. DN LEO ET Z-ENO P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of an emperor facing, holding a spear in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / A/CONOB Leo II, smaller and on the left, and Zeno, larger and on the right, seated facing on a double throne with a back, each holding mappa; star above cross on the upper field. Depeyrot 98/1. LRC 600. MIRB 1a. RIC 803. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 378
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC 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. VICTORI-A AVGGG A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long staff surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, star. DOC 6 var (officina not listed). MIBE 6. SB 4. Well-centered and well-struck. Minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 379
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC 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. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long staff surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, star. DOC 6 (officina not listed). MIBE 6a. SB 4. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 380
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 5 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. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 381
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 492-507. 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. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Well-centered and boldly struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 382
Anastasius I, 491-518. Miliarense (Silver, 25 mm, 5.16 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / COB Emperor, nimbate and in military attire, standing facing, head left, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield set on ground; in right field, star. DOC 12 var (COR instead of COB). MIB 16. SB 10. Rare and very well-struck for the issue. Light scrape and a few scratches, minor deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 383
Justin I & Justinian I, 527. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.38 g, 5 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, struck 4 April-1 August 527. D N IVSTIN ET IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / CONOB Justin I and Justinian I seated facing on a double throne with curved back and crossbar, each holding globus in left hand; cross between their heads. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG / H/CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; star in right field. DO 7 var (officina). MIBE 3. Sear 122. Rare. Attractive and well-centered. Minor flan fault and some flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 384
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 40 mm, 24.17 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, A = 1st officina, year 13 = 539/40. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield on left arm; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - XII / A/NIK Large M; above, cross. DOC 117a. MIB 114. SB 201. Dark brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 385
Justin II, with Sophia, 565-578. Follis (Bronze, 30 mm, 12.61 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, B = 2nd officina, year 10 = 574-575. D N IVSTINVS P P A Justin II, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate; he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter; cross between their heads. Rev. A/N/N/O - X / B/KYZ Large M; above, cross. DOC 123c. MIBE 50b.2. SB 372. Exceptionally well-struck from new dies; with a very attractive reddish brown patina. In this condition, very rare. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 386
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Tremissis (Gold, 19 mm, 1.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbERI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR mAVRI AVI / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 14. MIB 20. SB 488. Planchet flaw on reverse edge, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 387
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 603-607. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCΔ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long, rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 5d. MIB 7. SB 618. Well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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An unpublished Phocas decanummium
Lot 388
Phocas, 602-610. Decanummium (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.82 g, 5 h), uncertain eastern mint but almost certainly Nicomedia. d N FOCA PERP AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. Large X with a cross above. Cf. DOC 40 and MIBE N74 (pentanummia from Nicomedia). SB -. A hitherto unpublished type for Phocas. Light green patina; well-centered and struck. Porosity on the high points, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 389
Phocas, 602-610. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 17.23 g, 12 h), with an imperial portrait dating c. 603-607, Constantinople. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. The Virgin, nimbate and wearing a chiton and maphorion, enrobed, standing facing, holding the infant Christ before her; to left and right, a large cross potent with an elongated shaft. DOC Seals 6, 11.2. Attractive and clear. With earthen encrustations as found, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 390
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10e. MIB 9. SB 620. Clearly struck, and quite scarce with the die break on the obverse. Die break on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 391
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 629-632. dd NN hERACLIЧS ET hERA CONST PP AV Crowned and draped bust of Heraclius facing, with long beard, on the left, and crowned and draped bust of Heraclius Constantine facing, with short beard, on the right; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Δ/CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, H. DOC 30a. MIB 35. SB 752. Beautifully centered and very well-struck, with wonderful portraits, looking like Victorian publicans! A splendid coin, and rare in this state. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 392
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, indiction year IA = 11 = 637/8. Heraclonas, on the left, wearing a simple cap, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing cross-topped crowns, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ A / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, monogram of AI. DOC 39a. MIBE 45. SB 764. Light deposits on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 393
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, indiction year IA = 11 = 637/8. Heraclonas, on the left, wearing a simple cap, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing cross-topped crowns, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, monogram of AI. DOC 39g. MIBE 45. SB 764. Lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 394
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 639-641. Heraclonas, on the left, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, each wearing cross-topped crown, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, E. DOC 44d. MIB 53 (Heraclonas). SB 770. Clear and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Extremely rare ceremonial hexagram
Lot 395
Constans II, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 22 mm, 4.03 g, 5 h), ceremonial issue, Constantinople. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AVG Crowned, draped and beardless bust of Constans II facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. Cross potent on globe and three steps between two palm branches. DOC 3. MIB 137. SB 985. Extremely rare. Toned and relatively well-struck. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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First numismatic depiction of Christ
Lot 396
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTOS REX REGNANTIVM Draped bust of Jesus Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IЧSTINI-ANЧ-S SERЧ ChRISTI Δ / CONOPΑ Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 8b. MIB 8g. SB 1248. Beautifully struck and very well-centered. An unusually fine and sharp example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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