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22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Anonymous, 225-217 BC. As (Bronze, 65 mm, 271.00 g), Rome. Head of Janus on disc. Rev. Prow to right; above, mark of value. Crawford 35/1. HN III 337. Sydenham 71. Thurlow & Vecchi 51. Bold and attractive with a rough, dark green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 3801 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 24 mm, 6.80 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with a broad face, annulets in the hair, separated sideburns and a curved truncation. 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 64. Well-centered, lightly toned and very attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1120 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 24 mm, 6.76 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with a broad face, separated sideburns and a curved truncation. 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. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. Very minor flan fault on the obverse and very minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 26 mm, 6.57 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscuri with tall, thin heads and separated sideburns; curved neck truncation. 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 30/1. Sydenham 64b. Well-centered and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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M. Atilius Saranus, 148 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.97 g, 1 h), Rome. SAR(AN) Helmeted head of Roma to right; X below chin. Rev. M · ATIL / ROMA The Dioscuri on horseback riding right, each holding couched lance in right hand. Babelon (Atilia) 8. Crawford 214/1a. Sydenham 398a. Beautifully struck with fine details and light toning. The best known example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.97 g, 5 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram in ligature (mark of value). Rev. L · (ANTE)S / ROMA Jupiter in quadriga galloping to right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. RBW 980. Sydenham 451. Attractive iridescent toning. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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M. Herennius, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. PIETAS Diademed head of Pietas to right; below chin to right, A. Rev. M· HERENNI One of the Catanaean brothers running right, bearing his father on his shoulders. Babelon (Herennia) 1. Crawford 308/1a. Sydenham 567. Nicely toned, well-struck and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 460 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
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Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius, 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.65 g, 6 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. Nicely toned and of lovely style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.16 g, 7 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. Wonderfully toned and sharply struck. Scratch in obverse field and die fault on the woman's cheek, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great), summer 46 - spring 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.89 g), Cordoba, M. Poblicius, legatus pro praetore. M.POBLICI.LEG.PRO. - PR Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. CN.MAGNVS IMP Hispania standing right, with shield on her back, holding two spears in her left hand and presenting short palm frond to Pompeian soldier standing left on a small prow. Babelon (Poblicia) 10, (Pompeia) 9. Crawford 469/1a. CRI 48. Sydenham 1035. A lovely, sharply struck and well-centered example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great), summer 46 - spring 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), Corduba, M. Poblicius, legatus pro praetore. M.POBLICI.LEG. - PRO.PR Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. CN.MAGNVS IMP Hispania standing right, with shield on her back, holding two spears in her left hand and presenting a long palm frond to Pompeian soldier standing left on a large prow. Babelon (Poblicia) 10, (Pompeia) 9. Crawford 469/1e. CRI 48a. Sydenham 1035a. Rare with this reverse legend variant. Very well-struck and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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C. Vibius Varus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 4 h), Rome. Head of Bacchus to right, wreathed with ivy and grapes. Rev. C · VIBIVS / VARVS Panther springing left towards garlanded altar surmounted by mask and thyrsus. Babelon (Vibia) 24. Crawford 494/36. CRI 192. Sydenham 1138. Clear and well-centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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C. Cassius Longinus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.66 g, 5 h), mint moving with the army of Brutus and Cassius, possibly struck in Smyrna, a. 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. Attractively toned and sharply struck. Some striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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C. Cassius Longinus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.71 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 500/5. CRI 221. Sydenham 1307. Clear and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Brutus, 43-42 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.63 g, 12 h), military mint traveling with Brutus in southwestern Asia Minor, with the proquaestor L. Sestius. L · SESTI PRO · Q Quaestorial chair, against which rests staff; modius below. Rev. Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Tripod between simpulum and apex. Babelon (Junia) 39 and (Sestia) 4. Crawford 502/4. CRI 203. Sydenham 1292. Attractively toned and well-struck. Both sides struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus (Marcus Junius Brutus), late summer-autumn 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.70 g, 12 h), struck by Pedanius Costa in a mint moving with Brutus and Cassius in either western Asia Minor or northern Greece. LEG COSTA Laureate head of Apollo to right; border of ray-like dots. Rev. BRVTVS IMP Trophy including a helmet, shield, cuirass and two spears. Babelon (Iunia) 42 and (Pedania) 1. Crawford 506/2. CRI 209. Sydenham 1296. Clear, well-centered and lightly toned. Minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Cn. Domitius L.f. Ahenobarbus, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 1 h), uncertain mint moving with Ahenobarbus along the Adriatic or Ionian coasts. AHENOBAR Lighlty bearded head of Ahenobarbus to right. Rev. CN . DOMITIVS . IMP Galley prow to right, surmounted by a military trophy. Babelon (Domitia) 21. Crawford 519/2. CRI 339. Sydenham 1177. Lightly toned and well-centered. Obverse very slightly double struck and with some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Sextus Pompey. Denarius (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.83 g, 1 h), military mint in Sicily, 38-36 BC. MAG • PIVS • IMP ITER The Pharos of Messana surmounted by a figure of Neptune standing on a galley prow to right; below, galley to left. Rev. PRAEF CLAS • ET • ORAE MARIT • EX • S • C Skylla, facing with two fish tails and three dogs' heads, her human body turned to the left, holding rudder with both hands above her head, ready to attack. Crawford 511/4a. CRI 335. RSC 2. Sydenham 1348. Struck on a tight flan, thus emphasizing the types, which are at the center and very sharply and clearly struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Mark Antony and Cleopatra, 34 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), Alexandria. CLEOPATRAI - REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM Draped bust of Cleopatra to right, wearing a thin diadem with ties falling behind her, her hair ornamented with pearls along the top of her head and tied in a small bun at the back, and wearing a pearl necklace; at the point of the bust, galley prow to right. Rev. ANTONI・ARMENIA・DEVICTA Bare head of Mark Antony to right; behind neck, Armenian tiara. Babelon (Antonia) 95. BMCRR East 179. Crawford 543/1. CRI 345. Newman, AJN 2 (1990), 34.3. Sydenham 1210. Rare. Well-struck, toned and with excellent portraits. Slightly granular surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Mark Antony and Cleopatra, 34 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 1 h), Alexandria. CLEOPATRAE REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM Draped and diademed bust of Cleopatra to right; at point of bust, prow to right. Rev. ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA Bare head of Mark Antony to right; behind neck, Armenian tiara. Babelon (Antonia) 95. Crawford 543/1. Sydenham 1210. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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