obolos 5
26 June 2016
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Lot 493
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.80 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S C. Rev. Q ANTO BALB / PR Victory in quadriga to right, holding reins and palm branch in her left hand and wreath in her right; below, Q. Babelon (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742. Light iridescent toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 494
L. Procilius, 80 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.82 g 9), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S C. Rev. L PROCILI / F Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield in her left hand and hurling spear with her right; at her feet to right, snake. Babelon (Procilia) 1. Crawford 379/1. Sydenham 771. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A lovely Denarius with most interesting symbols
Lot 495
L. Papius, 79 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.55 g 4), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita to right; behind, Doric capital. Rev. Gryphon advancing right; below, Ionic capital. Babelon (Papia) 1. Crawford 384/1. Sydenham 773. A well-struck example with fascinating control marks. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 496
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.82 g 6), Rome. CESTIANVS S C Bust of female deity to right, draped and wearing the helmet of Minerva, the laurel wreath of Apollo, the crown of Isis, the wings of Victory and with the bow and quiver of Diana on her back and with a cornucopiae before. Rev. M PLAETORIVS M F AED CVR Eagle, with spread wings and head to right, standing facing on thunderbolt. Babelon (Plaetoria) 4. Crawford 409/1. Sydenham 809. Nicely toned. Some striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 497
L. Roscius Fabatus, 64 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.72 g 6), Rome. L ROSCI Head of Juno Sospita to right; behind, mask. Rev. FABATI Girl standing right, facing serpent; in field to left, unidentified symbol. Babelon (Roscia) 3. Crawford 412/1, symbols 58. Sydenham 915. Minor countermark on obverse and striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 498
P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.58 g 2), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, lyre. Rev. P CLODIVS M F Diana with bow and quiver standing facing, her head turned to right, holding lighted torch in each hand. Babelon (Clodia) 14. Crawford 494/23. Sydenham 1117. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 499
Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus (M. Junius Brutus), Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 4.04 g 5), Rome, 54 BC. LIBERTAS Head of Libertas to right. Rev. BRVTVS The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, each carrying ax over shoulder, and preceded by an accensus. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/1. Sydenham 906a. Attractively toned. Minor striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 501
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.70 g 7), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax with wolf’s head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 502
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.67 g 4), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax with wolf's head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006. Banker’s mark on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 503
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.79 g 6), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, late 48-47 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. Sydenham 1013. Nicely toned. Minor flan crack at 7 o’clock, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 504
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.72 g 7), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding Palladium in his right hand and bearing Anchises on his left shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. Sydenham 1013. Some deposits on obverse and slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 505
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.01 g 7), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding Palladium in his right hand and bearing Anchises on his left shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. Sydenham 1013. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 506
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.76 g 7), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, holding Palladium in his right hand and bearing Anchises on his left shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. Sydenham 1013. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare and well struck Cassius Longinus and Lentulus Denarius
Lot 507
C. Cassius Longinus, with P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.87 g 7), mint moving with Brutus and Cassius, 43-42 BC. C CASSI IMP Tripod with cortina decorated with two laurel branches and fillets. Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT Jug and lituus. Babelon (Cassia) 14 and (Cornelia) 76. Cohen 7. Crawford 500/1. Sear Imperators 219. Sydenham 1308. RBW 1761. Rare. A sharp example in good silver. Struck from a rusty reverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 508
Q. Caepio Brutus and L. Sestius Pro. Q.. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.63 g, 1 h), mint moving with Brutus, 43-42 BC. L SESTI PRO Q Veiled and draped bust of Libertas to right. Rev. Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Victory advancing right, holding palm frond with her left hand and wreath in her right. Babelon (Junia) 38 and (Sestia) 3. Cohen 12. Crawford 502/3. Sear Imperators 202. Sydenham 1291. Very rare. Nicely toned. Slight corrosion, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A most elegant portrait of Octavian
Lot 509
Mark Antony and Octavian, Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.90 g 11), 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. A lovely example with an elegant portrait of Octavian. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 510
Mark Antony and Octavian, Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.60 g 1), 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. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Mark Antony and Octavia
Lot 511
Mark Antony and Octavia. Cistophorus (Silver, 27 mm, 11.79 g, 12 h), Ephesus, 39 BC. M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT Head of Antony to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. III VIR R P C Draped bust of Octavia to right above cista mystica, flanked by interlaced serpents with heads erect. BMC 133. Cohen 2. CRI 262. RPC 2201. An attractively toned example of fine style. Minor scratches on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 513
Mark Antony, Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.45 g 7), mint moving with Mark Antony (Patrae?), 32-31. ANT AVG III VIR R P C Galley right, with scepter tied with fillet on prow. Rev. LEG - IX Aquila between two signa. Cohen 37. Crawford 544/23. Sydenham 1227. An attractively toned example. Some minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 514
Mark Antony. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.33 g, 6 h), for the 11th legion, Patrae (?), 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C Galley to the right. Rev. LEG XI Aquila between two legionary standards. Crawford 544/25. CRI 362. Sydenham 1229. Scrapes on obverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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