nomos 5
25 October 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
T. Didius. 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.93 g 3), Rome. ROMA (monogram) Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. T.DEIDI Battle between gladiator armed with a whip and a shield, on the left, and one with a sword and shield on the right. Babelon (Didia) 2. Crawford 294/1. Sydenham 550. Clear and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
The Social War. Coinage of the Marsic Confederation. 90-88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.91 g 10), Bovianum, 89. Viteliu (in Oscan) Laureate head of Italia to left, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Soldier, wearing helmet and robes, standing facing, his head to right, holding a reversed spear in his right hand and with his left foot on a Roman standard; to right, recumbant bull facing, head turned to left; in exergue, >. Campana 124. HN III, 407. Sydenahm 627. Rare. Very attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
L. Pomponius Molo. 97 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.79 g 2), Rome. L.POMPON.MOLO Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. NVMA.PO[MPIL] Numa Pompilius standing right before a lighted altar; to right, attendant bringing goat. Babelon (Pomponia) 6. Crawford 334/1. Sydenham 607. An attractive piece on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
C. Norbanus. 83 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.91 g 10), Rome. C.NORBANVS / CXX Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. Ear of wheat, fasces bound with an axe and caduceus. Babelon (Norbana) 2. Crawford 57/1b. Sydenham 739. Well struck and lustrous. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
C. Valerius Flaccus. 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.77 g 7), Massalia. Draped bust of Victory to right; behind, wreath. Rev. C.VAL.FLA / IMPERAT / EX. S.C Legionary eagle between, on the left, a standard marked H for hastati and, on the right, another marked P for principes. Babelon (Valeria) 12. Crawford 365/1a. Sydenham 747a. Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. Denarius serratus (Silver, 3.92 g 11), Rome. HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev. A.POST.A.F.S.N.ALBIN Togate figure standing left, saluting legionary eagle to left; to right, fasces bound with axe. Babelon (Postumia)8. Crawford 372/2. Sydenham 746. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius. 81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.68 g 12), Military mint traveling with Sulla’s army in northern Italy. Diademed head of Pietas to right; to right, stork standing right. Rev. IMPER Jug and lituus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Caecilia) 44. Crawford 374/2. Sydenham 750. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
C. Marius C.f. Capito. 81 BC. Denarius serratus (Silver, 3.92 g 10), Rome. C.MARI.C.F.CAPIT.XXXI Draped bust of Ceres to right, wearing grain wreath and earring. Rev. Plowman with yoke of two oxen to left; above, XXXI; in exergue, S.C over butterfly. Babelon (Maria) 8. Crawford 378/1b (citing Paris 12488 for this symbol). Sydenham 744a. Attractive and well struck. . Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
C. Marius C.f. Capito. 81 BC. Denarius serratus (Silver, 3.81 g 6), Rome. CAPIT.XXXXIIII Draped bust of Ceres to right, wearing grain wreath and earring; before head, grain ear Rev. C.MARI.C.F / S.C Plowman with yoke of two oxen to left; above, XXXXIIII. Babelon (Maria) 9. Crawford 378/1c (citing a piece in Paris). Sydenham 744b. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
L. Procilius. 80 BC. Denarius serratus (Silver, 3.94 g 6), Rome. S.C Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat skin headdress. Rev. L.PROCILI.F Juno Sospita in biga galloping to right; holding shield and spear; below, serpent to right. Babelon (Procilia) 2 . Crawford 379/2. Sydenham 772. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
L. Papius, 79 BC. Denarius serratus (Silver, 3.81 g 3), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat skin headdress; behind, awl. Rev. L. PAPI Griffin leaping to right; below, animal leg with hoof. Babelon (Papia) 1. Crawford 384/1 (but this symbol pair unknown). Sydenham 773. A clear example with an interesting symbol. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1350 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.96 g 6). PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. PAVLLVS TER On the right, L. Aemilius Paullus, togate, standing left, erecting trophy for his victory over the Macedonians at Pydna in 168 BC; to left, the captive King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons standing right. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. A superb, lustrous example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
L. Mussidius Longus. 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.92 g 5). Radiate and draped bust of Sol facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. L.MVSSIDIVS.LONGVS The shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN: depicted is a low platform of galley-like form, with steps and a tripod to left, two statues of Venus at the center and a low column to right. Babelon (Mussidia) 7. Crawford 494/43a. CRI 189. Sydenham 1094. Nicely toned and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 3.67 g 1), Antioch, or moving with Canidius Crassus in Armenia, autumn 37 BC. ANTONIVS.AVGVR.COS.DES.ITER.ET.TERT Bare head of Antony to right. Rev. IMP.TERTIO.III.VIR.R.P.C. Arnenian tiara to right, over crossed bow and arrow. Crawford 539/1. CRI 297. Sydenham 1205. Very rare. . Traces of corrosion and a very small flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 3.85 g 5), Brundisium or Rome, c. 29-27. IMP Helmeted head of youthful Mars to right. Rev. CAESAR Shield, with eight-pointed star at its center, lying over sword and spear in saltire. BMC 644. BN 87. Cohen 44. CRI 3428. RIC 274. An unusually nice example, attractively toned and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF