nomos 23
30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lustrous and struck on a broad flan
Lot 187
Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 23 mm, 6.72 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with a broad face and separated sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and preparing to hurl his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, which is driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 28/3. Sydenham 64a. RBW 64. A lovely example, lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Beautiful rendering of Jupiter driving a quadriga
Lot 188
Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 23 mm, 6.68 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with tall, narrow heads and partially joined sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter and thunderbolt, standing right in a quadriga, which is driven to right by Victory who stands beside him; below, raised tablet with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 30/1 and pl.VI, 8-9. Sydenham 64b. A very elegant, well-struck and well-centered piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 189
Anonymous, circa 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 24 mm, 6.59 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; at the top of the heads, two annulet-like curls, and with separated sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and hurling his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 28/3. RBW 63. Sydenham 64. A splendid, attractive example, lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
RBW plate coin
Lot 190
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Victoriatus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.36 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath held in her right hand; at Victory's feet to right, monogram of VB. Crawford 95/1a. RBW 389 (this coin). Sydenham 113. Apparently the best known example, beautifully centered and very well-struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 191
M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.00 g, 12 h), Rome. TAMPIL Helmeted head of Roma to left; before chin, X. Rev. ROMA / M · BAEBI · Q · F Apollo driving galloping quadriga to right, holding branch, bow, arrow and reins. Babelon (Baebia) 12. Crawford 236/1a. Sydenham 489. Sharply struck and centered, light toning. Light deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Exceptionally rare and beautifully toned L. Sulla Aureus of wonderful quality
Lot 192
L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus, 82 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 10.90 g, 9 h), Rome. L · MANLI / PRO · Q Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet with peaked visor, cruciform earring and necklace, hair tied at back of head in three locks. Rev. L · SVLLA · IM Sulla, togate, driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch in right hand and reins with left; above but off the flan here, Victory flying left crowning Sulla with laurel wreath. Babelon (Cornelia) 38 and (Manlia) 3. Bahrfeldt 13 and pl. 3, 8 (same obverse die). Calicó 16. Crawford 367/4. Kent-Hirmer pl. 15, 50. Sydenham 756. Very rare, beautifully toned and of wonderful quality. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 190000 CHF
Estimate: 110000 CHF
Lot 193
L. Sulla, 81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Italy. Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing drop earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. Double cornucopia; below, Q. Babelon (Cornelia) 33. Crawford 375/2. RBW 1398. Sydenham 755. Rare, beautifully centered and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 194
C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 6 h), Rome. S · C Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. C · NÆ · B(AL)B Victory driving galloping triga to right, holding reins in both hands; above, CLXXXVII. Babelon (Naevia) 6. Crawford 382/1b. Sydenham 769b. Perfect centering and well-struck, with handsome old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 195
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, ITS monogram. Rev. C• PISO L F• FRV Horseman galloping to right, holding reins with his left hand and whip with his raised right hand; above, strigil. Babelon (Calpurnia) 24. Crawford 408/1a. Hersh 55 (O18/R1026). Sydenham 865c. Evenly toned, and with a well-struck and bold head of Apollo of fine style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Rare crab and grasshopper symbols
Lot 196
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.78 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, crab seen from above. Rev. C• PISO• L• F• FRVG Horseman galloping to right, holding reins with his left hand and whip with his raised right hand; above, grasshopper to right. Babelon (Calpurnia) 24h. Crawford 408/1a. Hersh 109 (O44/R1043). Sydenham 865c. Very rare with the crab and grasshopper symbols. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 197
C. Memmius C.f, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.72 g, 5 h), Rome. C.MEMMI C.F. - QVIRINVS Laureate and bearded head of Quirinus to right. Rev. MEMMIVS AED CERIALIA PREIMVS FECIT Ceres seated right, holding a torch in her left hand and corn ears in her right; before, snake. Babelon (Memmia) 9. Crawford 427/2. Sydenham 921. An attractive, well-struck example with excellent centering and fine details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 198
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.83 g, 11 h), Rome. Q · CASSIVS VEST Diademed and veiled head of Vesta to right. Rev. Circular temple of Vesta with griffen (?) antefixes and a statue holding a long staff and a globe at the top of the roof; within intercolumniation, curule chair; in the field to left, two-handled wide-mouthed; in the field to right, voting tablet inscribed A C (= Absolvo Condemno). Babelon (Cassia) 9. Crawford 428/1. Sydenham 917. An exceptionally handsome example, very well-centered and with lovely toning. Small scuff on Vesta's brow, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
An unusually fine piece from the mint travelling with Pompey the Great
Lot 199
Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.47 g, 5 h), mint travelling with Pompey in the East. Q.SICINIVS III VIR Diademed head of Apollo to right; below, star of six rays. Rev. C COPONIVS.PR.S.C. Club of Hercules supporting lion's skin with its head in profile; to left and right, arrow and bow. Babelon (Sicinia) 1. Crawford 444/1a. CRI 3. Sydenham 939. Very attractive and very well-centered, with a particularly fine head of Apollo and a very sharp reverse; an unusually fine piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A distinctive portrait of Caesar
Lot 200
Julius Caesar, 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.61 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate M. Mettius. CAESAR IMPER Head of Julius Caesar to right wearing wreath. Rev. M · METTIVS Venus standing left, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter in her left, and leaning her left elbow on a shield resting on globe; before, D. Alföldi Type XVI, 76 (A14/R29). Crawford 480/17. CRI 101. Sydenham 1055. RSC 35. Well-centered and lightly toned with a distinctive portrait of Caesar. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8700 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Spectacular Varus Aureus!
Lot 203
C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 8.04 g, 10 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. Bahrfeldt 36. Biaggi 23. Calicó 33. Crawford 494/34. CRI 90. Sydenham 1137. RBW 1738. An unusually well-struck, well-centered and clear example. Edge bang and some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 204
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.64 g, 3 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. Victory standing right, holding palm frond, crowning trophy with wreath. Crawford 489/4. CRI 121. King 74. Sydenham 1159. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 205
The Republicans. C. Cassius Longinus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), mint moving with the army of Brutus and Cassius, possibly struck in Smyrna. C•CASSI•IMP - LEIBERTAS Diademed and veiled head of Libertas to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug and lituus. Babelon (Cassia) 16, (Cornelia) 75 . Crawford 500/3. CRI 221. Sydenham 1307. Clear and well-centered. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Outstanding portrait of Magnus Pompey
Lot 206
Sextus Pompey, 37-36 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.81 g, 2 h), military mint in Sicily. MAG · PIVS · IMP · ITER Bare head of Pompeius Magnus to right; behind, jug; before, lituus. Rev. PRAEF / CLAS · ET · ORÆ / (MAR)IT · EX · S · C Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in his right hand and with his right foot on a prow; to left and right, one of the Catanaean brothers bearing his parent on his shoulders. Babelon (Pompeia) 27. Crawford 511/3a. CRI 334. Sydenham 1344. Very well-centered, attractively toned and with a splendid portrait of Pompey. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Remnant of an unhappy but fateful marriage
Lot 208
Mark Antony and Octavia, 39 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 11.93 g, 11 h), Ephesos. M ANTONIVS IMP•COS•DESIG•ITER ET•TERT Head of Antony to right, wearing ivy wreath; below, lituus; all within an ivy wreath. Rev. III•VIR• / R•P•C• Small draped bust of Octavia to right above cista mystica; both flanked by interlaced serpents with erect heads. BMC 133. Cohen 2. CRI 262. RPC 2201. Attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
1
Loading...