nomos 3
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 100
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.93 g 10), Mantinea. Zeus Lykaios, seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying left from his right. Rev. ARKA Head of the nymph Kallisto to left, wearing a simple necklace and with her hair bound with a taenia; all with incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos (Mantinea) 1458 (this coin). Williams III, 2, 240. Nicely toned and with a superb early Classical head of Kallisto. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 101
ARKADIA, Megalopolis. c. 320s-c. 275. Quarter Stater (Gold, 2.04 g 6). Horned head of Pan to left. Rev. Monogram of AR in outline form; to left, thunderbolt; below, syrinx. Unique and unpublished, but cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1531.2, a silver obol struck from the same obverse die but with the back of the head recut in the die at the mint. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110000 CHF
Estimate: 130000 CHF
Lot 102
ARKADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.94 g 6). Bust of youthful Hermes to right, his cloak tied around his neck and with his petasos hanging behind, suspended by a cord Rev. ΦΕ Ram standing to right; above, kerykeion to right. BCD 1608. BMC 5. Traité II, 3, 891. Weber 4317. Rare. Beautifully struck and quite perfect. Minor flan crack, Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 103
CRETE, Sybrita. 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 10.79 g 7), c. 320. Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of vine leaves; to right, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΣΥΒΡΙΤΙΩΝ Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos and chlamys; to right, kerykeion. Kraay Hirmer 555 (same dies). Svoronos, Numismatique 4. pl. 30, 16 (same dies). Traité III, 1712 and pl. CCLIX, 6 (this coin). Extremely rare and of splendid late classical - early hellenistic style. Struck in high relief and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 104
CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 520/15-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.08 g). Goat kneeling to right. Rev. Incuse square. Dewing 1962. Sheedy 33a (this coin). SNG Lockett 2619. A perfectly centered and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17500 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 105
CYCLADES, Tenos. Circa 200-188 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.11 g 12), Rhodian standard weight. Laureate head of Apollo Karneios to right with ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΤΗΝΙΩΝ Poseidon seated left on high-backed throne, holding dolphin in his right hand and trident in his left; to left in field, bunch of grapes. É&A-G 102. Extremely rare and important, one of only five tetradrachms of Tenos known. Nicely toned, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 57000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 106
CYCLADES or NORTHERN GREECE, Tenos (?). Circa 520-500 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.43 g). Bunch of grapes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Artemis-Gyselen class 2. BMFA 1295. Ward 581 (this coin). A beautifully toned, very attractive example of this enigmatic coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 107
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 330-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.10 g 12). Head of the city goddess of Sinope to right, wearing mural crown. Rev. ΣΙΝΩΠΕΩΝ - Α/Μ/ΑΡ Apollo seated right on omphalos, holding his lyre with his left hand and holding a plektron with his right. SNG von Aulock 6860 (this coin). Very rare. Beautifully toned and attractive. Some minor striking faults on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 52500 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 108
BITHYNIA, Kios. Circa 350-300 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.52 g 9), Athenodoros. ΚΙΑ Laureate head of Apollo to right Rev. ΑΘΗΝΟΔΩΡΟΣ Prow of galley to left; to left ear of grain. BMC 4. RG 3. SNG Copenhagen 369. Lustrous and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 109
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 15.22 g), c. 480s-470s. Forepart of Pegasos to left, all within a wreath of vines with bunches of grapes Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Electrum 8, 12 and pl. I, 10. Gulbenkian II, 678. SNG France 1110-1111. Rare. Well struck, well centered on a broad flan and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 110
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 394-350 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.45 g 4). Head of the hunter Actaeon to left, with stag’s horn above his forehead. Rev. Forepart of Pegsos to right. Baldwin, Lampsakos 33b-c, pl. III, 15-16 (same obverse die). Gulbenkian 694. SNG France1145. . Extremely rare. A spectacular coin of great beauty. Minor marks on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 210000 CHF
Estimate: 200000 CHF
Lot 111
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 200-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.73 g 12), Demetriou, tou Demetriou tou Meikalou, c. 160. Bearded head of Priapos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair falling in locks to his shoulders. Rev. ΛΑΜΨΑ - ΚΗΝΩΝ // ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΙΚΑΛΟΥ Apollo Kitharoidos standing right, wearing long robes and hold a lyre in his left hand and with his right at his side; below left, monogram; below right, bow and arrow. Baldwin, Lampsakos Pl. VIII, 1. Gaebler, 70 and pl. II, 42. SNG France 1229 (but misread). Very rare. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 112
MYSIA, Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.61 g 12). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Palladium (an archaic statue of Athena), wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield ornamented with a star over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG France 1557. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. An exceptional piece of great beauty. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 130000 CHF
Estimate: 120000 CHF
Lot 113
Islands off Troas, Tenedos. Circa 100-70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.27 g 12). Janiform head composed of a laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left and a diademed head of Hera to right. Rev. ΤΕΝΕΔΙΩΝ Double axe; below left, monogram of ΠΑ and bunch of grapes; below right, caps of the Dioscouri; all within laurel wreath. Callataÿ, Tenedos 80 (same dies = Pozzi 2289). Very rare. A splendid coin of excellent style, struck in high relief. Minor traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 114
LESBOS, Unattributed early mint. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Billon, 11.08 g). Two calf’s heads confronted, forming a single facing head; between them, laurel tree. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 285. SNG von Aulock 1682. Traité I, pl. XV, 14. Toned and very clearly struck. With a fascinating optical illusion on the obverse, unusually well-preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 115
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.53 g 3), c. 470 BC. ΛΕ Forepart of a bridled horse to right, wearing necklace of large beads and with an ornamented truncation Rev. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress and with his neck ornamented with small squares; all in incuse. Bodenstedt Em. 23. An extremely rare and attractive hekte, combining dies used in other issues, all from roughly the same time period. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 116
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.56 g, 6 h). Head of Kybele to right, wearing mural crown ornamented with lotos flowers and a pendant earring. Rev. Head of youthful Hermes to right, wearing a petasos tied beneath his chin; all within linear frame in a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 75 (-/β). SNG Fitzwilliam 4358. A lovely example, nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Lot 117
LESBOS, Mytilene. c. 340-330. Hekte (Electrum, 2.56 g 3). Head of a youthful Hermes to right, wearing petasos. Rev. Pantther standing right, all within a linear frame in a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 83. Dewing 2240. Gulbenkian 883. A lovely toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 118
ASIA MINOR, Ionia . Uncertain. c. 550. Stater (Electrum, 14.04 g), On the Milesian weight standard. Two rampant lions, heraldically arranged on left and right, standing on their back legs and with their two outer forepaws raised and touching, their two inner forepaws lowered and touching, and their heads reverted; between them, lotos flower. Rev. Incuse square. Coin Hoards II, p. 7 and fig. 1, 5(A Field in Western Thrace = Rosen 149 (this coin). Cf. Babelon I, pp. 71-72, no. 76 = BM Guide pl. I, 13 = K. Regling, Die antike Münze als Kunstwerke (Berlin 1924), pl. I, 7 (very similar but with a different symbol between the lions). Of the greatest rarity, one of only two examples known. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 290000 CHF
Estimate: 200000 CHF
Lot 119
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 14.17 g). Two facing lion heads, one atop the other and joined at the forehead. Rev. Thin rectangular incuse between two square incuses, one smaller than the other; all with irregular interiors. Kraay - Hirmer 588 (as Miletus). Weidauer 157. Extremely rare. Bold and attractive. The upper lion head partially off the flan, as often, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 120
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.13 g). Facing head of a lion or panther on raised surface. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG Kayhan 712. Weidauer 162 . Rare. Attractive and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 121
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 0.56 g). Facing head of a lion or panther on raised surface. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1802-1803 (Samos). Rare. Very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 122
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 0.57 g), Ephesos (?). Lion’s paw Rev. Rough incuse square. Rosen 283. SNG Kayhan 724. Weidauer -. Very rare. Unusually sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 123
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.62 g), Phokaic standard. Lion seated to right, with open jaws and with his tail curled up over his back Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Gulbenkian 724. SNG von Aulock 1776. Extremely rare, probably the third example known. Struck from crudely made but powerful dies. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 124
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.32 g), Milesian standard. Forepart of Pegasos to left, possibly wearing a bridle; below jaws, two pellets. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Gorny & Mosch 164, 188 (same dies). C.f. Weidauer 143 (hemihekte). Extremely rare. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 125
IONIA, Ephesos. c. 133-88 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.60 g 12), 133/132. Draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing stephane, necklace of pearls and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΕΦ Statue of the Artemis of Ephesos facing; to left, crested helmet; to right, Β (= year 2 = 133/2 ?). Unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. Extremely rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80000 CHF
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Lot 126
IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.15 g). Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1942 var. A nice, well centered and well struck example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 127
IONIA, Miletos. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.27 g). Lion lying to left, his head turned back to right; all within a rectangular linear frame Rev. Twon incuse squares, one with a floral or acanthus ornament, the other with a four-pointed star. SNG Kayhan 443. Rare, a very early example of this issue with a lion that is more ferocious and less ‘civilized’ than that found on the more common later issues. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 128
ASIA MINOR, Phokaia . C. 625/20-520. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 0.63 g). Head of a griffin to right with open jaws Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 1. Very rare, well centered, bold and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 129
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 0.63 g). Head of a griffin with open jaws to left; behind head, seal swimming upwards Rev. Rough incuse square. Bodenstedt 12. A lovely piece, toned and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 130
IONIA, Phokaia. c. 525 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.59 g). Head of eagle to left with frontal eye and hooked beak; dotted neck truncation; below, seal swimming to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt -. Unpublished, except for Nomos I (2009), 105. Extremely rare, one of perhaps two or three known examples.. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 16000 CHF
Lot 131
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.51 g). Head of a lion facing with his mane outstretched behind; to left, swimming downwards, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 53 (-/γ). Traité II, 2 pl. CLVIII, 8. A sharp and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 6750 CHF
Lot 132
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.46 g), Circa 430s-420s. Head of Herakles to left, wearing short beard and lion skin headdress; below, seal to left (here almost entirely off the flan). Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 80 (dies a/α). Very rare. With a splendid and serene head of Herakles. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: -1 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 133
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.53 g). Female head to left, wearing a laurel wreath and with her hair in a sakkos; below neck, here off the flan, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 65. Bodenstedt 102. Very attractive, lightly toned and of fine style.. Tip of the goddess’s chin off the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Estimate: 2400 CHF
Lot 134
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 6.62 g). Irregular and uncertain design, probably random. Rev. One rectangular and one square incuse, both with irregaular surfaces, next to each other. Weidauer 204-206 (same dies). Very rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 22000 CHF
Lot 135
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 522-520 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 6.87 g 1). Forepart of a steer to right, the truncation ornamented with a wreath. Rev. Head of a lion with open jaws to right; all within a border of dots in an incuse square. Barron pl. 5, 2. BMC 23. Traité I, 459 and pl. XI, 27. Extremely rare. A lovely toned example on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 136
CARIA or LYCIA, Uncertain mint. c. 530 BC . Half-stater (Silver, 5.79 g), Aeginetic. Beardless, almost certainly male head to left, with long hair falling down behind and an ear with a large lobe (not an earring). Rev. Two irregularly divided incuse squares, one considerably larger than the other. Cf. BMC Caria, Cnidus 1 = Traité II, 1, 698 and pl. XVIII, 9 = Cahn, Knidos 75 and pl. 19, 1 = K. A. Sheedy, The Dolphins, the Crab, the Sphinx and ‘Aphrodite’, Studies Price, p. 323, 8 and pl. 69, 4 = E. Isik, Frühe Silberprägung in Städten Westkleinasiens (Saarbrücken, 2003), 75 and pl. 9, 4 (the unique stater of the same type, 9.92 g). A coin of great interest and numismatic importance, apparently unique. Lightly toned, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 11000 CHF
Lot 137
Islands off Caria, Kos. Circa 285-258 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.83 g 12), Leodamas. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΛΕΩΔΑΜΑΣ Crab with bow-case (gorytus) below; all within linear square made from pearls. Requier 44a (this coin). SNG Berry 1116. SNG Copenhagen 627. SNG Delepierre 2729. A lovely, attractively toned coin struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 138
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.15 g). Fig leaf with fruits Rev. Incuse rectangle divided into two oblongs with variegated surfaces. Asyut 694 ff. BMC 3. SNG von Aulock 2779. Nicely toned. Minor die break, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 139
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 404-385 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.24 g 12). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to left; to right Φ and wreath. Ashton 35. Bérend 40 = Hecatomnus 69a (this coin). Very rare. Beautifully toned, very well struck and of lovely classical style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 48000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 140
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 4.71 g), Sardes. Valvel Head of lion to left, with open jaws and staring eye. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93. Very rare, in remarkably fine condition, and very well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 141
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, Circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.34 g), Sardes. Valvel Head of lion with open jaws to left. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93 var. (Trite). Very rare. Clear and unusually fine. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 142
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.21 g), Sardes. Valvel (but only traces) Head of a lion with open jaws to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. Cf. Weidauer 110 (but head to right). Very rare. Almost all the hemihektes attributed to Alyattes bear lions’ heads facing to right. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 143
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.16 g), Sardes. Head of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Rough incuse square. Weidauer 79-83. Rare. A clear and well-preserved example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 144
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.35 g), Branch mint. Valvel Head of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 101. Rare. Clear and with a legible inscription. Unusually well-preserved. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 145
KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.16 g), Uncertain mint. Head and neck of lion with open jaws to right; field covered in small pellets Rev. Rough incuse square. Weidauer -. Possibly unpublished. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 146
KINGS of LYDIA. Time of Cyrus to Darios I. Circa 545-520 BC. 1/48 Stater (Silver, 0.23 g), Sardes. Lion’s head to right Rev. Incuse square. SNG Kayhan XXX. Traité I XXXX. Rare. With a very bold and well-made lion’s head. Lightly toned, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 147
LYDIA, Sardes. 2nd-3rd Century . Diassarion (Bronze, 22mm, 5.22 g 6). Bearded head of Herakles to left. Rev. CΑΡΔΙ - ΑΝΩΝ Omphale standing right with lion’s skin over her shoulders, holding club in her left hand and her drapery with her right. BMC 79. SNG Copenhagen 509. SNG von Aulock 3140. A splendid piece, with a fine, glossy, dark green patina. Struck in high relief and especially attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 148
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. (Bronze, 9.75 g, 12 h), Attalos son of Bianoros, 57-54 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕ // ΑΤΤΑΛ/ΒΙΑΝ Cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing. BMC 61. A superb piece, beautifully struck and with a wonderful green patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 149
CILICIA, Myriandros. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.51 g 4). The Great King of Persia, wearing crown and elaborate robes covered with rings, seated right on throne; holding long scepter in his left hand and lotos in his right. Rev. Lion pouncing to right, attacking a bull kneeling to right. SNG Levante 183. SNG France 426-428. Scarce. Unusually well struck and centered. Some slight traces of corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 150
PHOENICIA, Byblos. Uzzibaal. Circa 365-350 BC. Dishekel (Silver, 13.36 g 5). Galley, with an eyed prow ending in a ram and a lion’s head figure head, and with three armored Greek hoplites standing left on deck, moving to left above waves; below, Phoenician letters ’z above a hippocamp swiming to left with a murex shell below. Rev. zb’l mlk gbl (in Phoenician) Lion attacking a bull to left. BMC 4-5. SNG Copenhagen 133. A bright and attractive example, well-struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6700 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 151
JUDAEA, The Jewish War. 66-70 CE. Half Shekel (Silver, 7.02 g 12), dated year 2 = 67-68. HSY HSQL = half a shekel Chalice (’omer cup’)with smooth rim; above, date. Rev. YRUSLM QDSH = Jerusalem is Holy Branch with three pomegranates. AJC 10. Hendin 660. Meshorer 165. Rare. Toned, but uncleaned and with some deposits on the reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 152
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.15 g 1), undated, but year 3 = 134/135. Shim’on (palaeo-Hebrew) View of the front of the tetrastyle Temple of Jerusalem, with the Ark within the central intercolumniation, a balustrade before and a rosette above the flat roof. Rev. For the Freedom of Jerusalem (palaeo-Hebrew) Lulav and etrog. Mildenberg 82, 14 (O12/R64, this coin, illustrated to show the dies). A wonderful, perfectly centered coin, remarkably well struck. On the reverse there are some traces of overstriking on a tetradrachm of Trajan from Antioch, otherwise, an exceptional example, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 153
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 8.30 g). Great King of Persia running to right, wearing kidaris, holding bow in his right hand and spear in his left. Rev. Rectangular incuse. Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XIII, 27); BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26. An extremely sharp and attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3700 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 154
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, Circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 8.14 g). Great King of Persia running to right, wearing kidaris, holding bow in his left hand and spear with his right. Rev. Rectangular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26. Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XIII, 27). Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 155
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 27.96 g 12), 253-246 BC. Diademed and veiled bust of Arsinoe II to right, with the tip of a lotos scepter at the top of her head; behind, Θ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. SNG Copenhagen 134. Svoronos 460. An excellent well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 156
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.80 g 12), Alexandria. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet. SNG Copenhagen 169. Svoronos 1113. Very rare. A superb example of very fine style with a lovely portrait of Berenike II. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 120000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 157
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.79 g 12), Alexandria. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right, struck from the same die as the last. Rev. ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet, (struck by a die different from the one used for the previous coin . SNG Copenhagen 169. Svoronos 1113. Very rare. A beautiful coin. Virtually as struck.


From a Swiss private collection and from the collection of Nelson Bunker Hunt, III, Sotheby’s 4 December 1990, 59 and ex Hess-Leu 28, 5 May 1965, 314.

The gold octodrachms of Berenike II are among the most beautiful of all the Ptolemaic gold coins bearing female portraits. On this coin she appears to have a serene and kind loveliness that belies what we know about her power and ruthlessness.
Hammer Price: 120000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 158
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 21.34 g), after c.241 BC. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well struck and fresh. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 159
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII. 180-116. Oktodrachm (Gold, ), circa 134 BC (?). Head of Arsinoë II (?) to right, wearing diadem and stephane, and with a lotos-tipped scepter behind her head; in field to left, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; border of dots. Du Chastel 298 (there dated to 134 BC). SNG Copenhagen 322. Svoronos 1498. Superb, lustrous and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 35000 CHF
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Lot 160
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII, 180-116. Octodrachm mounted for use as a pendant (Gold, 45.34 g, 12 h). Head of “Arsinoe II”, similar to the last, with Κ behind. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; border of dots, as last. SNG Copenhagen 322. Svoronos 1499. A solid and curiously attractive example of modern jewelry made in a ‘pseudo-antique’ style utilizing a genuine ancient coin as a center piece. It is set within a rough, torc like exterior circle and backed with a similarly made circlet to which is joined a suspension loop and four attachment lugs in the shape of polyhedral beads. The exterior ring is stamped with three marks: the name HOROVITZ, the fineness, 750, and a control stamp. Coin extremely fine, mount with a few minor marks, otherwise nearly as made.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 161
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. Circa 331-322 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 9), under the magistrate Jason. ΚΥΡΑΝΑΙ - ΩΝ Quadriga standing facing, driven by Nike with spread wings. Rev. ΙΑΣΟΝΟΣ Zeus Ammon seated left on throne, holding long scepter in his right hand, resting his left arm on the throne’s back and with his feet on foot stool before; to right, eagle with closed wings to right, holding serpent in its talons. BMC 108a. Naville 24h (this coin). Very rare. Very fresh and attractive, well struck and with only a very few minor marks. An unusually fine piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 107500 CHF
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 162
Lucius Caesius. 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.93 g 1), Rome. Bust of Apollo seen from behind to left, wearing a taenia and with a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand; to right, monogram of AP. Rev. L.CÆSI The Lares Praestites seated facing, turned slightly to right, each on a stool and each holding a long staff; between them, dog standing right; to left and right, monograms of LA and PRE; above, between them, bust of Vulcan to left, wearing his cap and with tongs behind him to right. Babelon (Caesia) 1. Crawford 298/1. Sydenham 564. A superb piece, beautifully struck in high relief, the finest example of this type known. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 163
L. Marcius Philippus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 4.15 g 2). ANCVS Diademed head of Ancus Marcius to right; behind, lituus. Rev. PHILIPPVS Aqueduct, on which is a statue of Q. Marcius Rex on a horse rearing to right with a plant below; in the five arches of the aqueduct, A Q V A MAR. Babelon (Marcia) 28. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. A bright well-centered and well-preserved example of this well-known denarius. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 740 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 164
C. Memmius C.f. 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.97 g 12). C.MEMMI.C.F Head of Ceres to right, wearing wreath of grain ears and earring. Rev. C.MEMMIVS / IMPERATOR Trophy of arms with, at its base, captive kneeling to right, his hands tied behind his back. Babelon (Memmia) 10. Crawford 427/1. Sydenham 920. An attractive, nicely toned and well-centered coin struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 165
Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.80 g 4). Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, sandal. Rev. Q.POMPONI MVSA Thalia standing left, holding comic mask in her right hand and resting her left elbo on a column behind her. Babelon (Pomponia) 19. Crawford 410/9b. Sydenham 821. A nice, clear example, lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 166
C. Coelius Caldus. 53 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.95 g 5). C COEL CALDVS / COS Head of C. Coelius Caldus (Cos 94 BC); behind, tablet inscribed L.D. Rev. CALDVS.III VIR Radiate head of Sol to right; behind, S and oval shield with thunderbolt; before, round Macedonian shield. Crawford 437/1a. Sydenham 892. Nicely toned and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 167
L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.68 g 10). Bearded male head to right, his hair straggling out behind him; cloak around neck and Gallic shield behind. Rev. L.HOSTILIVS / SASERN Nude Gallic warrior, holding shield with his left hand and hurling spear with his right, standing left in a galloping biga being driven to right by a seated charioteer holding a whip. Babelon (Hostilia) 2. Crawford 448/2a; CRI 18; Sydenham 952. An interesting and historical coin, very well centered. Some slight porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 168
L. Valerius Acisculus. 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.83 g 2), Rome. ACISCVLVS Diademed head of Apollo Soranus to right; above forehead, star; to left, acisculus (double-headed pick). Rev. L.VALERIVS Europa, holding veil swirling above her with both hands, seated on bull walking to right. Babelon (Valeria) 17. Crawford 474/1a. CRI 90. Sydenham 998. A bright and unusually well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: -1 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 169
Mark Antony and Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 3.75 g, 12 h), Mint moving with Antony, Spring-early summer 41 BC. M.ANT.IMP.AVG.III.VIR.R.P.C.M.BARBAT.Q.P Bare head of Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR.IMP.PONT.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bare head of Octavian to right. Crawford 517/2. CRI 243. Sydenham 1181. Bright and clear with good portraits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 170
Cn. Domitius L.f. Ahenobarbus. 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.84 g 12), Uncertain mint moving with Ahenobarbus. AHENOBAR Slighlty bearded male head to right. Rev. CN [DOMITI]VS IMP Trophy on prow to right. Babelon (Domitia) 12. Crawford 519/2. CRI 339. Sydenham 1177. Slightly flat struck, but with an excellent portrait and lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 171
Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 3.86 g 1), with M. Junius Silanus, mint moving with Antony, probably Athens, 32 BC. ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III III [V R P C] Bare head of Antony to right. Rev. M.SILANVS.AVG / Q.PRO.COS in two lines across the field Babelon (Antonia) 97, (Junia) 172. Crawford 542/1. CRI 346. Sydenham 1208. An atrractive, bright coin with a fine portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 172
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.97 g 10), L. Caninius Gallus, 12 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. [L.CANINV]S GALLVS III.VIR Bearded barbarian kneeling right, wearing a cloak and offering up a vexillum. BMC 127. BN 560. Cohen 383. RIC 416. Beautifully toned and very sharply struck; a superb, lustrous piece. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 173
Claudius. AD 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 3.66 g 4), 50-54. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Minor to right, wearing grain wreath. BMC 75. BN 82. Cohen 4. RIC 81. A magnificent, toned example with splendid portraits in high relief. Some slight porosity, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 174
Civil Wars. AD 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 3.61 g 5), uncertain Spanish mint. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Draped bust of Libertas to right,wearing necklace of pearls. Rev. S P Q R across round shield within an oak wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top by a globe between two stars. BMC 12. CBN 10. Martin 91. RIC 27. Rare. A splendid, beautifully centered piece struck in high relief. Some scuffs on the reverse, otherwise probably the best known example and, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 175
Vitellius. AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 3.19 g 6), c. May-July 69. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA P R Concordia seated to left on throne, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 6. RIC 73. A sharp and attractive piece, well struck and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 176
Titus. AD 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 3.35 g 6), 79, after 1 July. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right, with slight beard. Rev. TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P Statue of a nude, radiate male figure, holding a spear and a parazonium, standing facing on a rostral column. BMC 29. CBN 23. Cohen 289. RIC 46. A sharp and well struck example, unusually well preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 177
Domitian. AD 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 3.49 g 6), 1 January -13 September 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII Laureate head of Domitian to right, with slight beard. Rev. IMP XIIII COS IIII CENS P P P Minerva standing left, holding thunder bolt in her right hand, spear in her left and with a shield at her feet to right. BMC 120. BN 116. Cohen 234. RIC 580. Lustrous and beautifully toned with a magnificent portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 178
Nerva. AD 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 3.26 g 6), 19 September-31 December 96. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P Laureate head of Nerva to right Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 17. BN 10. Cohen 106. RIC 7. Attractive, toned and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 179
Nerva. AD 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 3.34 g 6), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. COS III PATER PATRIAE Simpulum, sprinkler, ewer and lituus. BMC 33. Cohen 48. RIC 24. Beautifully toned and with a superb portrait. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 180
Nerva. AD 96-98. Aureus (Gold, 7.48 g 6), Late September - December 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 57. Calicó 965. Cohen 70. RIC 28. Rare. A splendid example with exceptional fine and noble portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: -1 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 181
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 3.56 g 6), Rome, 104-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Aequitas standing left, holding cornucopiae and scales. BMC 167. Cohen 462 var. RIC 169. A superb piece, perfectly centered and beautifully toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 182
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 3.41 g 6), Rome, 114. IMP 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 View of the Column of Trajan: showing his statue on top, the two eagles at its base, and the entrance below. Bauten 50. BMC 452. BN 746. Cohen 558. Hill 618. RIC 292. Sharp, toned and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 183
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.22 g 6), Rome, c. 105. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery on far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan, in armor, on horseback to right, hurling spear at fallen Dacian below him. BMC 839. BN 405. C. 508. Hill 216. RIC 543. A superb coin with a fine portrait and an exceptionally attractive, deep green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 184
Hadrian. AD 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 3.93 g 7), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on far shoulder Rev. P M TR P COS III / SALVS AVG Salus seated to left on throne, holding out a patera in her right hand to feed a snake coiled around an altar to left. BMC 320. Cohen 1353. RIC 139. A remarkably fine piece, toned and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 185
Hadrian. AD 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 21.79 g 6), Rome, 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on far shoulder. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III/SECVR AVG/ S C Securitas seated left. BMC 1163. Cohen 1397. RIC 569. Attractive green patina. A particularly nice example with a fine early portrait and excellent, original surfaces. Some minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 186
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h), Rome, 152-153. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Antoninus Pius, togate and with bare head, standing to left, holding globe in his right hand and a baton in his left. BMC 796. Calicó 1521. Cohen 309. RIC 226. A coin with a fine portrait, nicely struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 187
Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 3.04 g 7), Rome, 159/160. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. FORTVNA COS IIII Fortuna standing right, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 979. Cohen 383. RIC 300a. With a fine portrait of the now very elderly Pius. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 188
Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. Aureus (Gold, 7.10 g), c. 150. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair adorned with pearls and piled up on top of her head Rev. AVGVSTA Diademed and draped figure of Venus to left, raising her right hand and slightly lifting her skirt with her left. BMC - (but see p. 60, ‡). Calicó 1767. Cohen 127. RIC 367. A lovely coin with a portrait in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 189
Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Aureus (Gold, 7.19 g 12), 178-179. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right Rev. TR P XXXII IMP VIIII COS III P P Annona standing left, holding ears of corn in her right hand over a modius at her feet to left, and cornucopiae with her left hand; behind her to right, ship’s prow. BMC 771. C 957 var. Calicó 2019. RIC 389. A superb piece, particularly attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 190
Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 3.39 g 11), Laodicea ad Mare, 197. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on glove and cornucopiae. BMC 464. Cohen 442. RIC 493. A bright attractive coin with a fine Eastern portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 191
Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 3.13 g 6), Laodicea ad Mare, c. 196-202. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair waved with seven ridges. Rev. LAETITIA Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder. BMC 604. Cohen 101. RIC 641. Bright and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 192
Caracalla Caesar. 196-198. Denarius (Silver, 2.92 g 12), Laodicea ad Mare, 196-197. M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PERPETVA Minerva standing left, holding spear and shield. BMC 459. Cohen 566. RIC 330. Bold and attractive with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 193
Geta. AD 209-211. Denarius (Silver, 3.11 g 6), Rome, 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate and bearded head of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II P P Fortuna reclining on the ground to right, resting right arm on wheel and holding a cornucopiae. BMC 10. Cohen 62. RIC 77. An elegant and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 194
Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 3.50 g 12), Rome, 219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory and spear. BMC 88. Cohen 136. RIC 13. With a surprisingly elegant portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 475 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 195
Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 3.18 g 6), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Maximinus, in military dress, standing left between two standards, raising his right hand in salute and holding spear in his left. BMC 77. Cohen 55. RIC 3. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 196
Gordian III. AD 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.87 g 1), Rome, 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Hercules standing right, leaning on his club. Cohen 404. RIC 95. Beautifully centered and very well struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 197
Philip I. AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.09 g 6), Rome, 247-249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate and draped bust of Philip I to right. Rev. FELI / CITAS / IMPP in three lines within laurel wreath. Cohen 39. RIC 60. Well struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 198
Philip II. AD 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.95 g 6), Antioch. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITAS Four military standards. Cohen 10. RIC 247. Bold and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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