obolos 3
15 November 2015
Webauction
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.54 g 6). Veiled head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. Tripod tied with fillet; all within linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt 91. SNG von Aulock 1726. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.53 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Female head to right within linear square. Bodenstedt 95. SNG von Aulock 1716. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 300 CHF
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 7mm, 0.61 g). Mill-sail pattern or swastika in relief. Rev. Incuse square of mill-sail pattern. BMFA 1782. Rosen 365. SNG von Aulock 1778 and 7777. A pleasing, sharp piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 6mm, 0.52 g). [E] - Φ Bee. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Karwiese Series V, 2a. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 387-295 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 15.25 g 1), Echedamas. E - Φ Bee with straight wings. Rev. EXEΔAM[AΣ] Forepart of stag right to right, head looking back; to left, palm tree. BMC 42. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 390-325 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.95 g 12), Theodoros, struck circa 360-350 BC. E - Φ Bee. Rev. ΘEOΔOPOΣ Forepart of stag right, head reverted; to left, palm tree. Cf. CNG 85, 2010, 415 (same reverse die). Pixodarus class F, obv. die 93. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Extremely fine Ephesos Drachm
IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 202-150. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 3.71 g 12), Timanthes. E - Φ Bee with straight open wings. Rev. TIMANΘH Stag standing right; behind, palm tree. Kinns, Ephesus p. 90. SNG Copenhagen -. An attractive and clear coin. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
IONIA, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 1.06 g). Forepart of lion to right, head turned back to left. Rev. Star-shaped floral ornament within incuse square. Klein 424. SNG von Aulock 2080. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 1.20 g). Forepart of lion to left, head reverted. Rev. Stellate pattern within incuse square. SNG Kayhan 462-7. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA, Miletos. Circa 550-525 BC. 1/32 Stater (Silver, 7mm, 0.39 g). Facing lion’s head within dotted square border. Rev. Floral or stellate pattern within square incuse. Klein 423. SNG Kayhan 461. Minor enrcrustations, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625-600 BC. 1/48 Stater (Electrum, 5mm, 0.27 g). Head of griffin to left. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em E2. SNG von Aulock 1784. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6mm, 0.70 g). Head of seal to left. Rev. Incuse punch. Bodenstedt 2.2. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very early variety of a Diobol from Phokaia
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.28 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing a sakkos adorned with a central band and circular earring. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 596-597 var. SNG von Aulock 1813-1815 var. Darkly toned. An unusually nice example, very similar to the early issues of Massalia! A very early variety. Flan cracks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.31 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing a sakkos adorned with a central band and rosette earring. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 389-394. SNG Kayhan 522. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.53 g). Female head left, hair in sphendone; behind, seal downward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 62. SNG von Aulock 2120. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Omphale - mythical queen of Lydia
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.55 g). Head of Queen Omphale left, wearing Herakles’ lion skin headdress and ear pendant, club over shoulder; beneath, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 107. SNG Copenhagen 1029. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
CARIA, Halikarnassos. Mid 4th-3rd centuries BC. Unit (Bronze, 12mm, 1.55 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. A[ΛI] Eagle standing to left, with wings spread; to left, lyre. SNG Copenhagen 346-7. SNG Keckman 50. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14x18mm, 6.29 g 3). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. K-N-I Head of Aphrodite right, her hair bound in band, wearing small round earring and two nacklaces. Cahn 83 (same dies). Nicely toned and of beautiful style. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
CARIA, Knidos. Circa 394-390 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.50 g 7). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. KNIΔIΩN Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in sphendone, all within rectangular incuse. Cahn p. 174, note 500 / IIf (this coin). Rare. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Remarkable facing head of Apollo
SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos, circa 377/6-353/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 15.04 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right and wearing a cloak fastened with a gem below his chin. Rev. ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys (double-axe) in his right hand and long scepter in his left; behind, ME monogram. SNG von Aulock 2359 var. SNG Copenhagen 590 var. SNG Kayhan 873. A nicely toned example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.72 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing to left. Ashton 208. SNG Keckman 537-539. Attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II, and perhaps slightly later, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12mm, 4.71 g), Sardes. Head of roaring lion right, sun with multiple rays on forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-2869. Weidauer Group XVI, 86-89. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, and with an uncertain countermark on the obverse and an elegant one on the edge otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Nicely toned Kroisos Siglos
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Siglos (Silver, 14x17 mm, 5.37 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Toned, well centered and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
LYCIA, Uncertain. Circa 520-470/60 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 9.32 g). Forepart of a boar to right. Rev. Incuse square divided by large X, indentations on two sides. Falghera 14-16. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 370. A finely toned and well struck example struck in particularly good metal. Good very fine.


From an American collection.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Facing head of Perikles - Lycian ruler
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 9.76 g 6), Antipellos. Bearded head of Perikles facing, turned slightly to left and with his hair in dramatic disarray; to right, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. Nude warrior, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, in fighting attitude right, holding sword aloft in right hand and shield on left arm; to left, triskeles; "Perikle" to left and "Antiphellos" to right in Lycian letters; all within shallow incuse square. Mildenberg, Mithrapata 20. SNG von Aulock 4251. Obverse struck with a rusty die and the reverse with a worn one, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1001 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Spectacular countermark of helmeted head of Athena
PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 10.76 g 5). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other. Rev. [EΣTFE]ΔIIΥΣ Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left; below, Π; to left, rectangular countermark of wolf running left; to right, round countermark with ΛΔC and a helmeted head of Athena to right. SNG France 60 (but lacking the Athena countermark). A lovely toned coin with an extraordinary countermark. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 15x21mm, 10.74 g 6). Youthful nude rider holding the reins with his right hand and a goad in his left, seated sideways on horse prancing to left, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. ΚΕΛE Goat kneeling left, its head turned back to right. SNG Aulock 5621f. SNG France 51. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
CILICIA, Mallos. Circa 385-333 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 9.84 g 1). Head of Aphrodite right, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone. Rev. MAΛ Head of satrap right, wearing Persian headdress. SNG France 392. SNG Levante 151. Slightly overcleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Particularly nice example
CILICIA, Soloi. Alexander III, 336-323 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 10.78 g 11), c. 333. Draped bust of Athena facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Baaltars seated left on backless throne, holding lotos-tipped scepter in his right hand; to left, grain ear and bunch of grapes; below throne, tiny Ο above Σ. SNG Paris 196. Struck on a large flan. Minor flan crack and metal fault on the obverse and slightly double struck on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Beautifully toned and detailed
CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 10.81 g 10). R / B’LTRZ (in Aramaic) Baaltars seated left, his head and torso facing, holding eagle in extended right hand and scepter in his left. Rev. MZDY / SM (in Aramaic) Lion attacking bull left. Casabonne Series 2, Group A. SNG France -. SNG Levante -. Beautifully toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
GREEK. Levant & the Near East. A lot containing five silver fractions. . Good very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 5 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, circa 163-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.01 g 12), Eusebeia-Mazaca, RY 33 (131/0 BC). Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield set on ground; to left, T; to right, Δ; below, date ΓΛ. DCA 454. HGC 811. Simonetta 16b (Ariarathes IV). Minor obverse corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
The 500 elephants Seleukos received from Chandragupta
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.55 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris, circa 295/6 and later. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above and to right, anchor right and tripod. SC I 130.40. A nicely toned and well centered piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Triple Unit (?) (Bronze, 28 mm, 15.70 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly to left. Rev. [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ] Apollo standing left, holding arrow and bow; monograms to outer left and right. SC 1177. Dark green patina. Very fine / fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SYRIA, Antioch. Caesarian Period, 40/39 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 15.79 g 1), posthumous issue in the name of Philip Philadelphus (95-83 BC), year Ι = 10. Diademed head of Philip Philadelphus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / [ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ] Zeus seated to left, holding Nike and long scepter; in field to left, monogram of ΑΥΓ; in exergue, Ι. RPC I, 4133. An attractive, sharp, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
KINGS of PARTHIA. Gotarzes II, 40-51. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.37 g 12), Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, Gorpiaios, 357 = August, 46 . Diademed bust of Gotarzes II to left. Rev. [BACIΛEWC BAC]IΛEIWN APCAKOV EΥEΡΓETOV ΔIKAIO[V] EΠIΦAN[OVC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC] / ZNT / ΓOPΠIAN Gotarzes seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a diadem and holding cornucopiae. Sellwood 65.6. Shore 359. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I, circa 165/55-130 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 9.57 g 12), Indian Standard. Diademed and draped bust of Menander to right. Rev. Athena Alkidemos left; to left, Σ; to right, monogram. Bopearachchi Série 12A. SNG ANS 764-767. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
PHOENICIA, Byblos. Uzzibaal, c. 350 BC. Dishekel (Silver, 24mm, 13.27 g 8). Three hoplites, holding shields, standing on galley left on waves, prow ending in lion’s head; below, hippocamp left above murex, phoenician letters zo above dorsal fin. Rev. zb’l mlk gbl (in Phoenician) Lion attacking bull to left. BMC 4-5. Regling 741, pl. XXXVI. SNG Copenhagen 132. A very attractive coin. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 13.25 g 12), Alexandria. Diademed bust of Ptolemy V to right, wearing aegis. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ eagle standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 244. Svoronos 1231. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Very rare Kyrene Trihemiobol
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. Circa 435-331 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 0.94 g 12). ΚΥ (in tiny letters at the edge) Triple silphium plant. Rev. ΡΑ Head of Zeus Ammon to right. Apparently unpublished but cf. BMC 101 var. Very rare. An attractive piece with dark toning. Die flaw on the reverse and encrusted as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Anonymous, circa 289-245 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 42mm, 82. 80 g 12), Rome. Two barley grains; between, three pellets. Rev. Open right hand; to left, three pellets. Crawford 14/4. Haeberlin pl. 40, 1-5. HN Italy 271. Sydenham 11. Thurlow-Vecchi 4. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Anonymous, circa 280-276 BC. Uncia (Bronze, 26mm, 27.98 g), Rome. Astragalos; to left, pellet. Rev. Pellet. Crawford 14/6. Haeberlin pl. 40, 19. HN Italy 273. Thurlow-Vecchi 6a. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Anonymous, circa 265-242 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 40mm, 73.11 g), Rome. Dog walking left; in exergue, three pellets. Rev. Six-spoked wheel; within spokes, three pellets. Crawford 24/6a. Haeberlin pl. 25, 12-13. HN Italy 329. Sydenham 62. Thurlow-Vecchi 34. A nice example with an attractive brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 425 CHF
Anonymous, circa 225-217 BC. Semis (Bronze, 50mm, 130.41 g 12), Rome. Laureate head of Saturn to left; below, S; all on a raised disk. Rev. Prow of galley right; above, S; all on a raised disk. Crawford 35/2. Haeberlin pl. 16, 5-14. HN Italy 338. Sydenham 73. Thurlow-Vecchi 52. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Anonymous, circa 225-217 BC. Triens (Bronze, 45mm, 90.21 g 1), Rome. Helmeted head of Minerva to left; below, four pellets. Rev. Prow right; below, four pellets. Crawford 35/3a. Haeberlin pl. 17, 19. Sydenham 4. Thurlow-Vecchi 53. Reddish-green patina. Some scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Anonymous, 157-156 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.33 g 12), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory in biga to right, holding whip. Crawford 197/1a. Sydenham 376. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
C. Maianius, 153 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.54 g 1), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. C MAIANI / ROMA Victory driving biga right, holding reins with her left hand and whip in her right. Babelon (Maiania) 1. Crawford 203/1a. Sydenham 427. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Safra, 150 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.18 g 12), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. SAFRA / ROMA Victory driving biga galloping to right, holding reins in her right hand and whip in her left. Crawford 206/1. Sydenham 388. A bright and sharply struck example with some mint luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Pinarius Natta, 149 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.80 g 1), Rome. Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet, ornamented with griffin's head; the visor in three pieces and peaked; wearing triple-drop earring and pearl necklace, her hair arranged in three symmetrical locks; behind, X. Rev. NAT / ROMA Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in her left hand and whip in her right. Babelon (Pinaria) 1. Crawford 208/1. Sydenham 390. Minor metal flaws on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
C. Renius, 138 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 4.00 g 4), Rome. Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet, earring in form of a bunch of grapes, and pearl necklace; behind, X. Rev. C RENI / ROMA Juno Caprotina driving galloping biga of goats right, holding scepter in her left hand and whip in her right. Babelon (Renia) 1. Crawford 231/1. Sydenham 432. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.04 g 6), Rome. TI VET Draped bust of Mars to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, ornamented on each side with a feather or aigrette; X to left between end of crest and back of Mars’ neck. Rev. ROMA Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, looking right between two soldiers, each of them holding spear in their left hands and sword in their right hands which touches a pig held by the youth. Babelon (Veturia) 1. Crawford 234/1. Sydenham 527. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Romolus and Remus
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.00 g 5), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, jug; below chin, X. Rev. SEX PO FOSTLVS / ROMA She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling Romulus and Remus; behind, shepherd and birds of fig tree. Babelon (Pompeia) 1a. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. A sharp and clear example. Struck on a relatively short flan and with scratches on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.00 g 11), Rome. TAMPIL Helmeted head of Roma to left; before chin, X. Rev. ROMA / M BAEBI Q F Apollo driving galloping quadriga right, holding branch, bow, arrow and reins. Babelon (Baebia) 12. Crawford 236/1a. Sydenham 489. With some original mint luster. Stuck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Cn. Lucretius Trio, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.95 g 1), Rome. TRIO Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X. Rev. CN LVCR / ROMA Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear. Babelon (Lucretia) 1. Crawford 237/1a. Sydenham 450. A lustrous example. Minor marks on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.00 g 2), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. L ANTE S / ROMA Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt in his right hand and holding scepter in his left, in quadriga right. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
C. Aburius Geminus, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.98 g 6), Rome. GEM Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. C ABVRI / ROMA Mars driving galloping quadriga right, holding trophy, shield, reins, and spear. Babelon (Aburia) 1. Crawford 244/1. Sydenham 490. Nice and clear with a few deposits as found. Some striking flatness and slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
M. Marcius Mn.f, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.00 g 11), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, modius; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. Victory driving galloping biga right, holding whip in her right hand and reins in her left; M MARC / RO MA divided by two stalks of grain. Babelon (Marcia) 8. Crawford 245/1. Sydenham 500. A lustrous example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
M. Aburius M.f. Geminus, 132 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.97 g 7), Rome. GEM Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. M ABVRI / ROMA Sol driving galloping quadriga to right. Babelon (Aburia) 6. Crawford 250/1. Sydenham 487. A splendid, superb piece, very well struck. Some very minor edge faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Cn. Cornelius P. f. Lentulus Marcellinus, Quaestor, 76-75 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.89 g 7), uncertain Spanish mint. G P R Diademed and draped bust of Genius Populi Romani to right, with a scepter over his shoulder. Rev. EX - S C / CN LEN Q Wreathed scepter, globe, and rudder. Babelon (Cornelia) 54. Crawford 393/1a. Sydenham 752. A lovely example with a beautiful iridescent toning and a few minor deposits as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Q. Fufius Calenus and Mucius Cordus, 68 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.75 g 5), Rome. HO - VIRT / KALENI Jugate heads to right of Honos, laureate, and Virtus, wearing crested helmet. Rev. ITA - RO / CORDI On the left, Italia, standing to right holding cornucopiae, and, on the right, Roma, standing to left holding fasces and with her right foot on globe, clasping their right hands; to left, winged caduceus. Babelon (Fufia and Mucia) 1. Crawford 403/1. Sydenham 797. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.82 g 8), Rome. PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Veiled and diademed head of Concordia to right. Rev. TER / PAVLLVS Trophy; to left, three captives (King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons) standing right; to right, Paullus standing left. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. Attractive and toned. Banker’s mark on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lovely iridescent toning
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.93 g 6), Rome. Head of Apollo to right, his hair bound with taenia; behind, two pellets. Rev. C PISO L F FRVG Horseman galloping right, holding reins and palm frond tied with fillet; above, uncertain control mark. Babelon (Calpurnia) 24. Crawford 408/1b. Sydenham 860d. A beautiful example with a most attractive iridescent toning. Good very fine.
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Albinus Bruti f, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.96 g 2), Rome. PIETAS Head of Pietas to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ALBINVS BRVTI F Two clasped hands holding winged caduceus. Babelon (Postumia) 10. Crawford 250/2. Sydenham 942. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Cn. Pompeius Magnus, summer 46 - spring 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.93 g 7), M. Poblicius, legatus pro praetore, Corduba. M POBLICI LEG PRO PR Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. CN MAG NVS IMP Hispania standing right, with shield on her back, holding two spears in her left hand and presenting large palm frond to Pompeian soldier standing left on prow, armed with sword. Babelon (Pompeia) 9, (Poblicia) 10. Cohen 1. Crawford 469/1a. RBW -. Sear Imperators 48. Sydenham 1035. Attractive and finely toned. Some striking flatness and deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 400 CHF
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.76 g 12), Rome. L. Aemilius Buca, moneyer, January - February 44 BC. CAESAR • IM - P (crescent) M Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L • AEMILIV[S • BVCA] Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on her outstretched right hand and holding scepter in her left. Crawford 480/4. CRI 102. Sydenham 1060. Areas of flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Toned and attractive Denarius of Mark Antony and Octavian
Mark Antony and Octavian, Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.82 g 12), mint moving with Antony, under the moneyer M. Barbatius, 41 BC. M.ANT.IMP.AVG.III.VIR. R.P.C.M.BARBAT.Q.P Bare head of M. Antony to right. Rev. CAESAR.IMP.PONT.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bare head of Octavian to right. Babelon (Antonia) 51, (Barbatia) 2. Crawford 517/2. CRI 243. Sydenham 1181. Nicely toned and centered. Minor traces of corrosion and a small flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ROMAN. Imperatorial. A lot containing a Denarius of Brutus, a plated Denarius of Julius Caesar and a Tetradrachm of Mark Antony with Cleopatra. . Good fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.72 g 6), Colonia Patricia, 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. SIGNIS RECEPTIS Aquila on left and standard on right flanking S P Q R arranged around shield inscribed CL V. BMC 418. Cohen 265. RIC 86a. Lovely portrait. Obverse struck slightly off-center, minor weakness at shield, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Very nice Aureus of Augustus
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 7.79 g 5), Lugdunum, 15 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP X bull butting right, raising his left foreleg and lashing his tail. BN 1372. BMC 450. Calicó 212. RIC 166a. An honest and very attractive example. Minor edge nick at 12 o’clock, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.77 g 12), Lugdunum, c. 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Gaius and Lucius Caesares standing facing with two round shields and two spears between them; above, simpulum, on left, to right and, on right, lituus to left. BMC 519. Cohen 43. RIC 207. A nice example. Almost invisible cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.78 g 2), Lugdunum, 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding scepter in her right hand and olive branch in her left. BMC 48-60. Cohen 16. RIC 30. Darkly toned. Light scuff on cheek, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.72 g 6), Lugdunum, 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding long scepter in her right hand and olive branch in her left; plain chair legs. Cohen 16. Lyon 144. RIC 26. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 280 CHF
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.75 g 6), Lugdunum, 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right, feet on footstool, holding spear with her right hand and branch in her left; ornate chair legs; two lines below throne. Lyon 146. RIC 28 var. (three lines below throne). RSC 16b. An attractive and sharp piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Tiberius, 14-37. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.48 g 7), Lugdunum, 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on chair, holding scepter in her right hand and olive branch in her left; plain chair legs, double line below. BN 13-15. BMC 30-33. Calicó 305d. RIC 25. Metal flaw on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Anonymous, Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Tessera (Bronze, 20mm, 5.21 g 2). Woman reclining right on front of a couch, supporting her upper body on her left elbow, head turned back, looking at a man who is making love to her; man holding the woman’s thigh with his right hand, and the woman holding the man’s arm above his elbow with her right hand; a footstool and drapery are seen under the couch, and additional drapery hanging in left background. Rev. Numeral II within circle of dots and laurel wreath. Buttrey, Spintriae 7 var. (differing numeral). Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Well struck As of Agrippa
Agrippa, died AD 12. As (Copper, 30mm, 11.55 g 6), Rome, posthumous issue struck under Caligula, 37-41. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S - C Neptune standing left, naked except for cloak hanging over right arm, behind back and over left shoulder and upper arm, holding small dolphin in his outstretched right hand and trident with his left. BN 77-97. BMC 161-168 (Tiberius). RIC 58. A lovely example with a dark brown toning. Minor cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 560 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Germanicus, died AD 19. As (Copper, 29mm, 11.94 g 6), posthumous issue struck under Caligula, Rome, 37-38. GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N Bare head of Germanicus to left. Rev. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around S C. BMC 49. BN 73. Cohen 1. RIC 35. Clear surfaces and a lovely brownish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
BITHYNIA, Apamea. Caligula, 37-41. As (Bronze, 25mm, 6.53 g 11). C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. GERMANICVS CAESAR DEC C I C / AQ PL Bare head of Germanicus to left. RPC I 2013 (6 specimens). Rare. Cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
Adlocutio type of Gaius
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 30.76 g 6), Rome, c. 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Laureate head of Gaius to left. Rev. ADLOCVT / COH Bare-headed and togate Gaius standing left before the sella castrensis on a platform, haranguing five soldiers with shields and parazonia, the two rearmost pairs of soldiers carry an aquila. BMC 33. BN 45. Cohen 1. Kent-Hirmer pl. 49, 168. RIC 32. A detailed and clear example with a reddish-brown glance patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. As (Copper, 11.5 g 8), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Bare head of Gaius to left. Rev. VESTA / S - C Vesta seated left on throne with ornamented back and legs, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 45-48. Cohen 27. RIC 38. An attractive and well centered piece with a lovely brownish-green patina. Fields slightly smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 500 CHF
Rare and lovely Aureus of Nero Claudius Drusus
Nero Claudius Drusus, died 9 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.74 g 6), Rome, struck under Claudius, 41-42. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue between two trophies; over and upon architrave, DE / GERM. BN 1. BMC 95. Calicó 315. Cohen 1. RIC 69. A very honest coin with a most attractive reddish toning. Minor marks in left obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
ROMAN. Provincial. A lot containing two bronze coins of Britannicus from Smyrna and Domitia from Thyateira. . About very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Claudius, 41-54. Quadrans (Bronze, 18mm, 2.75 g 7), Rome, 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Modius on three legs. Rev. PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around S C. BMC 182. Cohen 72. RIC 90. Good very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
Claudius, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.58 g 7), Rome, 50-51 (?). [TI CLAVD CA]ESAR AVG P M TR P [X] P [P IMP XVIII] Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. S P Q R / P P / OB C S in three lines within oak wreath. BMC -. Cohen 94. RIC 60. Rare. Nicely toned. Some corrosion and minor scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 26.49 g, 6 h), Rome, 64. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right, wearing aegis. Rev. S - C Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; a nude, helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch. RIC 147. WCN 111. Pit before neck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.35 g 7), Rome, 64-65. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BN 213-219. BMC 67. Calicó 412. RIC 52. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 26mm, 10.78 g 7), Rome, 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P Q R. BMC 246. Cohen 298. RIC 351. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Impressive Sestertius of Nero, from the Mazzini Collection
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Bronze, 35mm, 25.71 g 6), Rome, 67. IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P XIII P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C / ROMA Helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass, holding a long scepter in her right hand and resting her left arm on a shield set at her side. BMC 114. BN 427. Cohen 285. RIC 356. An attractive and well struck coin with a dark green patina and a good portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Galba, 68-69. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 25.71 g 7), Rome, struck c. August-October 68. IMP SER SVLP GALBA CAES AVG TR P Laureate and draped bust of Galba to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S - C Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 71. BN 147-150. Cohen 130. RIC 309. Reverse details slightly strengthened, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.41 g 6), Rome. A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod with covered vessel; below, raven standing right; above, dolphin to right. BMC 3. Cohen 115. RIC 70. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 500 CHF
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Vespasian, 69-79. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 13.29 g 1), 70-71. [AYTOKPATOP KAICAP] CEBACTOC OVECΠACIANOC Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. [ETOYC] NEOY IEPOY Γ Eagle standing left on club, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; to left, palm frond. Prieur 136. Nicely toned. Minor obverse scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Apparently unlisted and unique Quadrans of Vespasian
Vespasian, 69-79. Quadrans (Orichalcum, 17mm, 2.26 g 6), Rome, 71. IMP VESPASIAN AVG Palm tree. Rev. PON M TR P P P COS III / S - C Hand holding scales. BMC -. BN -. Cohen -. RIC2 - (cf. 347 with different obverse). With a lovely old toning. Extremely rare. Apparently unlisted and possibly unique. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Judaea Capta type
Vespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.49 g 6), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI / S C Victory standing right, left foot set on helmet, writing on shield; in right field, mourning Judea seated beneath palm tree. BMC 582. BN 560. Cohen 625. RIC 468. Very rare and with a lovely toning. Some metal flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Remarkable Denarius of Domitian Caesar
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.29 g 7), Ephesus, 71. DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis. Rev. AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath. Cohen 22. RIC 1445 (Vespasian). RPC 846. A lovely and particularly nice example of this fascinating series. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 2750 CHF
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 21.98 g 7), struck under her father Titus, 80-81. DIVAE IVLIAE AVG DIVI TITI F / S P Q R Carpentum drawn by two mules to right. Rev. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P around large S C. BMC 472. Cohen 9. RIC 760. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
MYSIA, Parium (?). Domitian, 81-96. Bronze (24mm, 7.24 g 12). IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVI AVGVSTVS Capricorn with cornucopiae to right. RPC II 888 (5 specimens). Rare. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE, Philippopolis. Domitian, 81-96. Pentassarion (Bronze, 35mm, 25.11 g 7), 88-89. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΦIΛΙΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN Tyche standing to left, holding patera in her right hand and grain ears in her left; to left, river god Hebrus reclining to right, holding reed in his left hand, reed behind him. RPC II 351. Minor smoothing, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.41 g 6), Rome, 93-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and spear with her left; shield at her side. RIC² 763. Lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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