nomos 4
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
THESSALY, Magnetes. Nero. 54-68. Diassarion (Bronze, 26mm, 8.57 g 6), Circa 63-68. ΝΕΡωΝ ΚΑΙCAP Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. CΕΒΑCΤΟC ΜΑΓΝΗΤωΝ Radiate head of Nero to right. RPC I 1424. Boldly struck but with areas of flatness. Black patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
THESSALY, Magnetes. Perhaps Antonine. 2nd Century AD. Semis (Bronze, 14mm, 3.42 g 6). Centaur Chiron walking to right, holding lyre. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤωΝ / [ΑΡ]Γω The galley Argo with three rowers to right. Moustaka 188 this coin, but dated to the 1st century AD. Extremely rare, an interesting little coin with a dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
THESSALY, Magnetes. Septimius Severus. 193-211. Assarion (Bronze, 20mm, 5.46 g 12). .....ϹϵVΗΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤωΝ ΑΚΡΑΙΟϹ Zeus Akraios standing facing, head turned to right, holding long staff in his right hand and thunderbolt in his left. Rogers 369 (same dies. Very rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
THESSALY, Magnetes. Elagabalus. 218-222. Three Assaria (Bronze, 22mm, 7.76 g 6). ΑΥ•Κ•Μ•ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩ - Ν / ΧεΙΡΩΝ The centaur Chiron galloping to right, raising his right hand and holding a palm branch over his left shoulder with his left; above Chiron’s back, Γ (= 3); below his forelegs, lyre. Moustaka 189 (this coin, identified as Elagabalus but erroneously given the dates of the sole reign of Caracalla. A remarkably well preserved coin with a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF