nomos 5
25 October 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 12.07 g 12), Pergamon, 27/6 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right; to right, lituus curved to right. Rev. AVGV - STVS Sheaf of six ears of grain tied together. BMC 697. RIC 490. Sutherland 111 ( certainly the same reverse die). RPC I 2209. Rare. An elegant coin, very attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 11.85 g 12), Ephesos, c. 25 BC. IMP CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Bunch of six ears of grain, tied together. RIC 478. RPC 2214. Sutherland 186. Rare. Attractive and with a nice toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.87 g 6), Colonia Patricia, 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. SIGNIS /S - P/Q - R/RECEPTIS Round shield inscribed CL.V between legionary standard, on left, and aquila, on right. BMC 422. BN 1141. C. 264 var. RIC 87a. Scarce. A splendid coin, of excellent style and very attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 7.90 g 6), Lugdunum, c. 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP.X Two soldiers, each holding a parazonium in his left hand and each presenting, with his right, a laurel branch to Augustus, seated left on a curule chair atop a platform on the right. BMC 443. Cohen 133. Calicó 210. RIC 164a. Rare. An attractive coin struck on an oval flan. Reverse very slightly off-center and some very slight roughness, perhaps from being buried in sand, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior. AD 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 3.70 g 7), Lugdunum, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT Bare head of Caligula to right. Rev. AGRIPPINA MAT CAES AVG GERM Draped bust of Agrippina Senior to right, her hair bound up in a queue at the back. BMC 8. Cohen (Caligula & Agrippina) 4. RIC 8. Rare. Toned and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 3.63 g 4), Rome, 37-38 . C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT Laureate head of Caligula to right. Rev. DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE Radiate head of Augustus to right. BMC 17. Cohen 2. RIC 16. An attractive coin with good portraits. Reverse legend partly off the flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Otho. AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 3.46 g 7), 9 March - mid April 69. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head of Otho to right. Rev. PONT MAX Ceres standing left, holding two ears of grain in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 9. BN 25. Cohen 11. RIC -, but see the note to 20. Clear and bright. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Divus Vespasian. Died AD 79. Denarius (Silver, 3.61 g 6), struck under Titus, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right. Rev. EX S C Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side. BMC 119. BN 94. RIC 361 (all under Titus). A clear example. A bit lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Domitian. AD 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 3.48 g), Rome, September - December, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII separated by a cippus inscribed with LVD/SAEC/FEC; all within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top with a medallion. BMC 137. BN 126. Cohen 70. RIC 604. An attractive piece, in honor of the Secular Games. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Cistophorus (Silver, 10.63 g 7), Ephesus, c. January-February 98. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS II Legionary aquila between two standards. BMC p. 146, *. BN 967. Cohen 608. RIC 719. Attractively toned and with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 3.47 g 5), 98/99 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II Victory seated left on throne, holding patera and palm branch. BMC 21. BN 18. Cohen 295. RIC 22. A very unusual variety with a very atypical portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28.77 g 6), late summer - autumn 114. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS S C Felicitas standing facing, turned slightly to left, holding a caduceus in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left. BMC 1022. BN 846. Cohen 352. RIC 672. A superb, fresh, untooled, well struck and perfectly centered coin with a fine olive-green patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Sabina. Augusta, AD 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 3.24 g 6). SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair tied in a plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG Concordia seated left on stool, holding a patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on the head of a statue of Spes. BMC 895. Cohen 12. RIC 398. Attractive and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 3.53 g 6), 148-149. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Salus standing left, holding a patera in her right hand to feed a snake entwined around an altar to left, and holding a rudder on globe with left hand. BMC 670. Cohen 281. RIC 181. Lightly and attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 2.42 g 1), Antioch, 194. IMP CAES C PES NIGER IVS AV Laureate and bearded head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERV Jupiter seated left on stool, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left with spread wings, head turned back to right. BMC 302 = Cohen 40 = RIC 41 (all citing the off center coin in the BM, without the last letter of the reverse legend) . Very rare, perhaps only four or five examples with this reverse are known.. Edge chipped, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Julia Paula. Augusta, AD 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 3.41 g 12). IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right, her hair in three waves and bound up in a queue at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand; to right, star in field. BMC 171. Cohen 6. RIC 211 var. (the position of the star is unspecified). Scarce. Toned and with a fine portrait of the youthful empress. Reverse lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 425 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Gordian I, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 17.40 g 12), “1-22 April 238”. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG / S C Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left; to left, at her feet, globe. BMC 5. Cohen 6. RIC 9. Very rare. An exceptional piece, with a fine green patina overlaid with uncleaned encrustations of dirt as found. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Gordian II. AD 238. Denarius (Silver, 2.86 g 12). IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left; to left, at her feet, globe. BMC 19. RIC 1. An attractive lightly toned example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Postumus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, AD 260-269. Double-sestertius (Bronze, 32mm, 23.24 g 5), Colonia (Cologne), 261. IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG Small naval vessel, a navis lusoria, sailing to left. Bastien, Postume 87 (Colonia). Cohen 177. RIC 14 (Lugdunum). Nicely struck, an unusually clear example with a fine greyish-green patina. . Minoir scrape on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Probus. AD 276-282. Quinarius (Gold, 2.84 g 12), Rome, 281. PROBVS P AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. MARS VLTOR Mars, wearing armor and helmet, striding right, holding shield and transverse spear. Cohen 348. King 4. RIC 148. Extremely rare, perhaps the finest of all gold quinarii of Probus known. A superb and elegant piece, struck on a broad flan and with a splendid portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 82000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Diocletian. AD 284-305. Medallion (Bronze, with traces of silvering, 35mm, 35.23 g 6), Rome, c. 286. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian to right. Rev. MONETA AVGG The three Monetae standing facing, heads to left, each holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left; at each of their feet below scales to left, pile of coins. Cohen 325. Gnecchi II. pl. 124, 8. Very rare. Considerable traces of original silvering and with a splendid portrait. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine/good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 18000 CHF
Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. Medallion (Bronze, with traces of silvering or, perhaps, billon, 34mm, 31.44 g 12), Rome, c. later 280s - early 290s. IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate bust of Maximianus to left, wearing elaborately embroidered imperial robes, holding Victory on a globe in his right hand, and an eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. MONETAE AVGG The three Monetae standing facing, heads to left, each holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left (unlike the others, the Moneta at the center wears a conical headdress and her scale has a long handle); at each of their feet below scales to left, pile of coins. Cohen 403. Gnecchi II p. 128, 11 and pl. 126, 10 (this coin). L. M. Tocci, I medaglioni romani e i contorniati del medagliere Vaticano (Rome 1965), pl. 30. 90. Extremely rare and of superb style, the finest example known. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190000 CHF
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Carausius. Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus (Billon, 4.93 g 7), “C” Mint = Camulodunum. IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius to right. Rev. PROVID AVG / S - P / C Providentia standing left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand and staff, with globe at the base, in her right. RIC 364. An unusually nice and sharp example, still with remains of ancient silvering. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
Divus Romulus. Died AD 309. Follis (Bronze, 7.40 g 12), Ostia, late 309 - October 312. DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS Bare head of Divus Romulus to right. Rev. AETERNAE MEMORIAE / MOSTQ Eagle standing on the domed roof of a circular shrine with its doors ajar. RIC VI, p. 404, 34. An attractive coin with a fine portrait and a brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Constantine II. As Caesar, AD 316-337. Solidus (Gold, 4.52 g 6), Thessalonica, 330-331. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C Draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II Caesar to right, wearing simple diadem. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS / MTS Constantine II, in military dress, standing to left, holding vexillum in his right hand and scepter with his left; to right, two standards. Depeyrot - (but see 14/3 for the parallel issue in the name of Constantius II Caesar). RIC VII - (but see 176 for the parallel issue in the name of Constantius II Caesar). Extremely rare. Sharp, beautifully centered, particularly nice and apparently unpublished. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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