obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
Very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Nicopolis ad Istrum
Lot 79
MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 13mm, 2.52 g 12). Winged and draped bust of Nike to right, palm branch over left shoulder. Rev. NEIKO... ΠΡΟC ICTPON star and crescent. AMNG -. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Evelpidis -. Very rare. Beautiful light green patina. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 80
MOESIA INFERIOR, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 3.81 g 1). TOMOC Draped bust of eponymous heros Tomos to right. Rev. TOME-ITΩN Eros riding lion to right, holding bow in left hand. AMNG I 2573. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Nicopolis ad Istrum
Lot 81
MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 13mm, 2.20 g 6). [NEIKOΠOΛITΩN] Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠPOC IC Lion leaping right. AMNG -. Pecunem 23, 5 October 2014, 510. Very rare. Beautiful light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Ainos
Lot 89
THRACE, Ainos. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century AD. Bronze (15mm, 2.64 g 7). Head of Hermes to right, wearing Petasos; before, kerykeion. Rev. AIN-IΩN Kerykeion. AMNG -. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 90
THRACE. Perinthus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 1st Century AD. (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.77 g, 7 h), Draped bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos before. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ Cult statue of Hera Samion standing facing. Schönert, Perinthos, 102. RPC I 1764. Attractive details with a lovely deep green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 260
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Time of Tiberius, 14-33. Semis (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.51 g, 11 h), Pegasos flying to right. Rev. [SE - C]OR Dolphin swimming to right. BCD Corinth 516-8. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 368
LYDIA, Sardes. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Vespasian (69-79). Bronze (18mm, 5.86 g 11), magistrates Marcellus, for the second time, and Titus Claudius Phileinus. ЄΠI TI KΛAY ΦIΛЄINOY CTPA Helmeted and draped bust of Roma left, wearing aegis. Rev. ЄΠI MAPKЄΛΛOY CAPΔIANΩN / TO - B Tetrastyle temple set on three steps. BMC 67. RPC 1305. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 401
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Bronze (20 mm, 8.13 g, 6 h), CY 119 = 169/70. ЄTOYC ΘIP Laureate and draped bust of Kronos to right. Rev. IPHNOΠOΛITΩN Herakles reclining left, holding kantharos; below, club. SNG Levante 1608. SNG Paris 2262. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Bronze with head of philosopher Chrysippos (?)
Lot 417
CILICIA, Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Bronze (24mm, 10.71 g 1), CY 229 = 163/4. [ΘKΣ] Head of the philosopher Chrysippos (?) to right, holding his hand up before his chin. Rev. ΠOMΠHEIOΠOΛEITΩN Draped bust of the astronomer Aratos (?) to right, looking upwards. SNG von Aulock 8712. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare, with only 4 specimens cited in the RPC
Lot 449
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. time of Archelaos (36 BC - 16 AD). Bronze (24mm, 7.90 g 12), CY 25 = 12/11 BC. Laureate head of Herakles right, lion skin tied around neck. Rev. EYΣΕΒΕΙΑΣ / KE Tetrastyle temple with four steps. RPC I 3613. Rare, with only 4 specimens cited in the RPC. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An enigmatic issue with a beautiful dark patina
Lot 451
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 1st Century BC. (Bronze, 26 mm, 17.89 g, 1 h). Bare head to right. Rev. Hasta, sella quaestoria and fiscus; Q below. RPC I 5409. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 500
CILICIA, Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Pompey the Great (66-48 BC). Bronze (19mm, 4.94 g 12). Bare head of Pompey the Great right. Rev. ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Nike advancing right, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right; to right, monogram above POY / ΔH. SNG Paris 1217. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 512
MACEDON, Thessalonica. Marc Antony and Octavian, c. 37 BC. Bronze (28mm, 25.05 g 1). ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN EΛEYΘEΠIAΣ Draped bust of Eleutheria to right. Rev. M ANT AVT Γ KAI AVT Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. RPC 1551. SNG Copenhagen 374. Earthern highlights on black patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 515
ASIA MINOR, Uncertain. Gaius Sosius (?), circa 38 BC. Bronze (20mm, 8.30 g 12). Bare head to right. Rev. Fiscus, sella, quaestoria and hasta; below, Q. RPC 5409. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare bronze of Augustus with Agrippa from Apamea
Lot 516
BITHYNIA. Apamea. Augustus, with Agrippa, 27 BC-AD 14. Bronze (21 mm, 7.56 g, 1 h), 27 BC. IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTO COS VII Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AGRIPPA COS III IM C DI F S C C R C CASSIVS C F IIVIR C I C F C Bare head of Agrippa to right. RPC 2008. Rare and unusually complete. Tiny adjustment marks as made. Minor weakness and some spots of corrosion, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 521
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 11.87 g 12), dated year 27 of the Actian Era and Cos. XII = 5/4 BC. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ETOYΣ ZK (Actian era date) NIKHΣ Tyche seated right on rock, holding palm frond with her right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right; in right field, monogram (=ΥΠΑTOY) and IB (consular date) above monogram (=ANTIOXIEΩN?). McAlee 181. Prieur 51. RPC 4152. Some dark deposits and slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 522
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 14.68 g 1), dated year 27 of the Actian Era and Cos. XII = 5/4 BC. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ETOYΣ ZK (Actian era date) NIKHΣ Tyche seated right on rock, holding palm frond with her right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right; in right field, monogram (=ΥΠΑTOY) and IB (consular date) above monogram (=ANTIOXIEΩN?). McAlee 181. Prieur 51. RPC 4152. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 525
CILICIA, Augusta. Julia Augusta (Livia), Augusta, 14-29. Bronze (19mm, 5.49 g 12), CY 48 = 67/8. IOYΛIA ΣEBAΣTH Draped bust of Livia to right. Rev. AYΓOYΣTAN[ΩN ET HM] Tyche of Augusta seated right on throne decorated with tendrils, holding grain ears; at feet, river-god Sarus swimming right. RPC I 4013. SNG Levante 1238. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A particularly nice portrait of Germanicus
Lot 531
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tiberius, 14-37. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.83 g, 1 h), commemorating Divus Augustus and Germanicus (15 BC-AD 19), 33-34. DIVVS AVGVSTVS Radiate head of Augustus to left. Rev. [GERMANICVS CAE]S TI AVGV F COS II P M Bare head of Germanicus to right. RIC 60 (Gaius). RPC 3623b (Tiberius). Sydenham, Caesarea 52. A lovely example with a particularly fine portrait of Germanicus. Obverse struck off center, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 532
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Tiberius, 14-37. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 3.31 g 12), commemorating Divus Augustus and Germanicus (15 BC-AD 19), 33-34. DIVVS AVGVSTVS Radiate head of Augustus to left. Rev. GERMANI[CVS CAES TI AV]G F COS II IMP Bare head of Germanicus to right. RIC 61 (Gaius). RPC 3623d (Tiberius). Sydenham, Caesarea 51 var. (differing reverse legend). About very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An extremely rare bronze of Tiberius Gemellus (?)
Lot 533
LYDIA, Philadelphia. Tiberius Gemellus (?), Caesar, 35-37. Bronze (17mm, 3.61 g 3). TIBEPION CEBACTON (?) Bare head of Tiberius Gemellus (?) to right. Rev. NEOKECAREIC Winged thunderbolt. RPC 3017. SNG Copenhagen 373. Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for this issue. Minor smoothing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 534
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.36 g 12), 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Gaius to right. Rev. IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT simpulum and lituus. RPC 3624 var. (differing reverse legend). Sydenham, Caesarea 48. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 538
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Antioch. Claudius, with Nero as Caesar, 41-54. Tetradrachm (Silver (plated), 27mm, 13.25 g 11), 50-54. TIB KΛAYΔIOY KAICAPOC CЄBACTOY Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. NЄPWNOC KAICAPOC ΓЄPMANIKOY Bare-headed and draped bust of Nero to left. McAlee 229. Prieur 68. RPC 4169. A well-made plated forgery. Breaks in plating, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare bronze of Britannicus with Octavia and Antonia
Lot 539
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Britannicus, 41-55. Bronze (22mm, 6.51 g 12), 48. KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP BPITANNIK[OC] Bare head of Britannicus to left; behind, countermark of Mount Argaios. Rev. KAICAP ET H / OKTAOYIA / ANTWNINA Octavia and Antonia, both holding corunopiae, clasp hands. BMC 13. RPC 3656. Extremely rare and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A very rare bronze from Aegeae showing Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar
Lot 540
CILICIA. Aegeae. Autonomous issues, time of Caligula or Claudius. Bronze (30 mm, 13.41 g, 1 h), Diademed and draped bust of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. AIΓAIΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΥTONOMOΥ / MI / ZΠ Bare head of Julius Caesar to right. RPC 4036. SNG Levante 1691. Very rare and in exceptional condition for this usually poorly struck issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 541
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 1.75 g 12), circa 56-58. NERO CE (?) CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Victory standing right, her right foot on a globe, inscribing shield propped on her right knee. Cohen 351, RIC 618, RPC 3646 and Sydenham 83 var. (differing obverse legend). A rare variety with an apparently unlisted obverse legend. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 542
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Didrachm (Silver, 22mm, 6.99 g 1), with Divus Claudius, 63-65. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG Laureate head of Claudius to right. Sydenham, Caesarea 68. Struck off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 557
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Vespasian, 69-79. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 1.56 g 12). [AYTOKP] KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder. Metcalf, Caesarea 17. RPC 1659. Sydenham, Caesarea 94. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 568
CILICIA, Flaviopolis. Domitian, 81-96. Bronze (15mm, 2.61 g 1), CY 17 = 89/90. ΔOMЄTIANOC KAICAP Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ЄTOYC ZI ΦΛAVIOΠOΛЄITWN Draped bust of Dionysos to right, holding thyrsos over left shoulder. RPC II 1761. SNG Levante 1533. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 575
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nerva, 96-98. Didrachm (Silver, 22mm, 6.58 g 6), 97. AYTOKPAT NЄPOY[AC KAICAP C]ЄBACTOC YΠAT Γ Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. OMON CTPAT Two clasped hands holding standard set on prow. SNG von Aulock 6381 var. (different date). Sydenham 140. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 589
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.04 g 12), 120-122. AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBACT Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder. Metcalf, Caesarea 88. Sydenham, Caesarea 254. A particularly well-struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Hemidrachm of Hadrian with an unusual bust type
Lot 590
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.05 g 12), 120-121. AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBACT Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ЄT [Δ] (?) Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Metcalf 86a/b var. Sydenham, Caesarea, 255-257 var. (differing bust type). Very rare bust type. Some deposits as found and struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare Medallion of Antinoos from Tium
Lot 602
BITHYNIA, Tium. Antinoos, died 130. Medallion (Bronze, 37mm, 38.04 g 6). ANTINOΩY HPOY Draped bust of Antinoos to left. Rev. TIANOI Antinoos, as Dionysos, holding thyrsos over left shoulder and riding on panther to right. Blum 1. Very rare. Refilled corrosion spots, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A very rare Tetradrachm of Antoninus Pius from Mopsos
Lot 606
Cilicia, Mopsos. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.29 g 5), c. 138-early 140s. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤWΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ ΕΥ ΠΠ Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝWΝ ΜΟΨΕΑΤWΝ Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head turned to right; between legs, flaming altar. Prieur 728. SNG Paris 1969. Very rare. With a very attractive, idiosyncratic portrait of early type. Many light cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 611
EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Drachm (Bronze, 32mm, 28.96 g 12), Alexandria, RY 17 = 153/4. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. L - Z / L Altar of Agathodaimon: set on two-tiered base, it has a hexastyle facade with a garlanded entablature, aphlasta on each corner, and burning pinecones at the center. Dattari 3060 var. Geissen 1620. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 616
AEOLIS, Elaea. time of the Antonines, 138-192. Bronze (15mm, 2.93 g 1). ΛΟVΚΙΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ Head of youthful Caesar (Lucius Verus, Annius Verus or Commodus) to right. Rev. ΕΛΑΙΤΩΝ Kalathos containing poppy and four ears of corn. RPC online temp. 216. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Medallion of Marcus Aurelius from Pergamon
Lot 624
Pergamon. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. 4 Assaria (Bronze, 35mm, 23.34 g 6), T. Claudius Aristeas, strategos, 169-175. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ CΤΡΑ Τ ΚΛΑΥ ΑΡΙCΤΕΟΥ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ / Β ΝΕΟΚΟΡΩΝ Zeus, draped from the waist, seated left on high backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and Nike in his right. BMC 288. Rare. With an attractive dark, blackish green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Starting Price: 3500 CHF
An extremely fine Diassarion of Faustina Junior
Lot 626
THRACE, Hadrianopolis. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Diassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 6.05 g 8). ΦAΥCTEINA CEBACTH Diademed and draped bust of Faustina II to right. Rev. AΔΡIANOΠOΛITΩN City-goddess seated to left on rocks, holding corn-ear in right hand; below, flowing water (?). RPC online temp. 10531. Beautifully patinated. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 649
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Commodus, 177-192. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 11 h), 183-185. AVT M AVP KOMO ANTωNINO Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. VΠATOC Δ ΠAT ΠATPI Mount Argaeus, with trees; on summit, star. McClean 9225. Metcalf, Caesarea 155g. Sydenham, Caesarea 372 var. (differing obverse legend). A very clear and attractively toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 656
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 3.02 g 12), RY 2 = 193/4. AV A CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. MHTPOΠ KAICAPI / ЄT B Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star. SNG Copenhagen 256. Sydenham, Caesarea 388. A lovely example with dark old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 659
PONTUS, Amasia. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 28mm, 13.56 g 6), CY 209 = 209/10. [AV K Λ CЄΠT] CЄOVHPOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. AΔP CЄV [ANT AMACIAC MHT NЄ ΠP ΠON] / ЄT CΘ Burning altar of two levels; to left, tree. Dalaison 291. SNG von Aulock -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 665
MOESIA INFERIOR, Odessus. Caracalla, Caesar, 196-198. Diassarion (Bronze, 20mm, 4.24 g 1). M AYP ANTΩNINOC Bare-headed. draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. OΔHCCЄITΩN Apollo seated to right, holding branch in left hand and resting right right hand on lyre set on base. AMNG I 2279. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 666
PISIDIA, Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (23mm, 6.17 g 7). IMP CAES M AVP ANTONINVS Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANTIOCHENI COL CAE Tyche standing left, holding cornucopiae in left and olive-branch in right. Krzyzanowska Group C. SNG France -. Beautiful earthern highlights on near black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 667
CILICIA, Isaura. Caracalla, 198-217. AE (Bronze, 26mm, 6.38 g 6). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC ICAV / PΩN Tetrastyle temple containing bust (of Zeus?) to right on column. SNG France 497 and SNG Levante 263 (same dies). An attractive example with a natural green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A unique and apparently unknown Bronze of Caracalla from Germanicopolis
Lot 668
PAPHLAGONIA, Germanicopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Bronze (28mm, 13.96 g 7). ANTΩNINOC CEBA Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left, holding spear and shield decorated with head of Medusa. Rev. ANTΩNI... CЄBAC ΓЄPMANIKOΠO/ΛITЄ Caracalla on hoseback to right, holding spear. Lindgren -. RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Unique and apparently unknown. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 669
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 12.26 g 12), circa 207-208. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC CЄ Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC B Eagle standing front, his head and tail to left, with his wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between his legs, star. McAlee, Severan, Group 2, 18. Prieur 1143. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 670
LYDIA, Apollonos-Hieron. Caracalla, 198-217. Bronze (22mm, 6.05 g 5). AV K M AVPH ANTΩNЄI Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNOIЄPIT Athena (or Roma) standing right, holding spear in right hand and leaning with left on shield. BMC -. SNG Leypold 896. SNG von Aulock -. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare Didrachm of Caracalla from Tarsus
Lot 673
CILICIA. Tarsus. Caracalla, 198-217. Didrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 3.97 g, 6 h), 215-217. AV K M AVP CЄOVHP ANTΩNINOC CЄ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. TAPCOY MHTPO AMK Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. Prieur 801A. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. Very rare, Prieur cites just one example. Some deposits, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 675
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 15.32 g 6), 216-217. ANTΩNЄINOC ·· CЄ AYT KMA Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡ Χ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ ·Δ· / ·Δ· ·Є· Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of animal, his head turned to right, with wreath in beak and wings spread. McAlee 682. Prieur 226. Scarce and very attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 677
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Severan period. Bronze (19 mm, 4.89 g, 12 h). IЄPA BOVΛH Veiled and draped bust of Boulé to right. Rev. AΠAMEΩN Bundle of grain ears. BMC 119. SNG München 140 (same dies). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An apparently unpublished Diassarion of Plautilla from Sikyon
Lot 678
Sikyonia, Sikyon. Plautilla, wife of Caracalla, 203-205. Diassarion (Bronze, 22mm, 4.73 g 3). ΦΟΥΛΒΙΑ ΠΛ[ΑΥΤ]ΙΛΛ[Α] Draped bust of Plautilla to right with cornucopia at her far shoulder. Rev. CΙ[ΚΥΩ]ΝΙ[ΩΝ] Bridled horse moving left, with saddle-cloth on which is a draped female bust to left. BCD -. BMC -. NCP-. An interesting piece, and apparently unpublished. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Bronze of Geta from Tripolis
Lot 684
LYDIA, Tripolis. Geta, As Caesar, 198-209. Bronze (26mm, 9.32 g 7). Λ CЄΠ ΓЄTAC KAIC Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. TPIΠOΛЄITΩN Demeter standing left, holding long torch in left hand and corn-ears in right. BMC -. SG Copenhagen -. SNG Munich -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare and with a charming portrait of the young Caesar. Some adjustment marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Assarion of Elagabalus from Nicaea
Lot 692
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.68 g, 7 h), M AVPH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. NIKAIEΩN Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. BMC -. Peus 403, 2011, 611 (same dies). RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare. A most attractive example with a beautiful green patina. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Bronze of Severus Alexander from Trapezus
Lot 704
PONTUS, Trapezus. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Bronze (29mm, 10.73 g 7), CY 162 = 225/6. AYT K CЄOY AΛEΞANΔPO Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. TPAΠЄZONTIΩN / ЄT PΞB Mithras on horseback to right; behind, tree. SNG Copenhagen 227. SNG von Aulock 139 var. Very rare and with pleasant, even patination. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 706
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Bronze (22mm, 7.57 g 6), RY 7 = 228. AY K CЄOVH AΛЄΞANΔ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind. Rev. MH/TPOΠO/ΛЄWC K/AICAPI/AC ET / Z in six lines. SNG von Aulock 6529. Sydenham -, cf. 574 (year 6). Very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Bronze from Caesaraea-Eusebia
Lot 707
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Bronze (22mm, 8.00 g 11), RY 3 = 224/5. AV K CЄOV AΛЄΞANΔ Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. MHTPOΠ KAIC / ЄT Γ Prize-urn with three palms inside. Cf. BMC 307 (same reverse type, but larger size and different legends). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 711
PONTUS, Amasia. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 33mm, 26.38 g 1), CY 234 = 232/3. AΥT K CЄOΥHΡOΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to left, holding spear and shield. Rev. AΔΡ CЄΥ AΛE AMAЄIAC MHT / N Π Π / ET / CΛΔ Altar with facing eagle atop; above, Helios, holding whip in his left hand and raising his right, driving facing quadriga; to left, tree. Dalaison 609 (D147/R475). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Rare with this bust type. Scuff on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare Medallion of Gordian III from Tomis
Lot 725
MOESIA INFERIOR, Tomis. Gordian III, 238-244. Hexassarion (Bronze, 35mm, 25.00 g 7). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ Radiate, draped and cuirassed three-quarter bust of Gordian to left, holding globe in his left hand and raising his right hand in greeting Rev. MHTPO ΠONTOV TOM/EΩΣ Gordian standing to left, holding sceptre in left hand and patera over altar in right; behind, Nike standing left, holding palm in left hand and placing wreath on emperor’s head with right. AMNG I 3365. Very rare. Some smoothing, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 731
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 27mm, 10.77 g 12), RY 6 = 242/3. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. MHTPO KAIC B N / ЄT ς Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar decorated with wreath. Bland, Bronze 85. BMC 342. Sydenham, Caesarea 607. An attractive piece with dark patina, deposits and a countermark on obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 732
PISIDIA, Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 33mm, 26.30 g 7). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate head of Gordian to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R she-wolf standing right under fig tree, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. SNG France 1199. SNG Copenhagen 69 var. (differing bust type). Very thick light brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 733
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Gordian III, 238-244. Pentassarion (Bronze, 27mm, 12.27 g 1), Governor Menophilos. AVT K M ANTWNIOC ΓOPΔΙΑΝΟC AVΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right vis-à-vis draped bust of Serapis left, wearing kalathos. Rev. VΠ MHNOΦΙΛΟV ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ / E Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and sceptre. Varbanov 1376ff. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 734
CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III, 238-244. Bronze (34mm, 12.60 g 6). ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ/BAC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, seen from behind; on neck, countermark of pellet within triangle Rev. CЄΛЄYKЄΩN TΩ ΠPOC TΩ KAΛV/KAΔNΩ / ЄΛЄ/VΘЄ/P-A/C Nike advancing to right, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right. BMC 40. SNG Levante suppl. 206. For the countermark, Howgego 670. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 735
MOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium. Philip I, 244-249. Sestertius (Bronze, 29mm, 20.97 g 1), 244/5. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN VI Moesia standing facing, her head turned left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side. Varbanov 135. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare and exceptional Medallion of Philip I
Lot 736
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Philip I, 244-249. Bronze (34 mm, 20.92 g, 6 h), AVT K M IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄ/B Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. CЄΛЄVKЄΩN TΩ ΠPOC TΩ / KAΛVKA/ΔNΩ / ЄΛЄVΘЄPAC Draped bust of Artemis-Tyche to right, wearing polos, vis-à-vis laureate and draped bust of Apollo set on laurel branch to left. SNG Levante 778 var. (different legend spacing on reverse). SNG Paris 1040 var. (different legend spacing on reverse). Rare. In exceptional condition for this usually worn issue, very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 740
THRACE, Bizya. Philip I, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30mm, 13.20 g 6). AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. BIZVHNΩN Philip on horseback right, cradling sceptre in arm. Jurukova 92. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 754
CILICIA, Seleucea ad Calycadnum. Valerian I, 253-260. Bronze (28mm, 9.31 g 4). AV K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIA/NOC Radiate and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind. Rev. [CEΛ]EV[KE]ΩN ΠP TΩ [KAΛVKAΔNΩ] Artemis standing to right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow with right from quiver behnd; to lower right, stag. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock - . Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Boasting the Lycian and Thracian heritage of the city
Lot 761
PISIDIA, Apollonia-Mordiaeum. Gallienus, 253-268. Oktassarion (Bronze, 42mm, 30.86 g 6). AVT K ΠAI ΓAΛΛIHN Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN / ΛV ΘPKO Gallienus, holding spear and globe (?), standing to left within octastyle temple. SNG Paris 1365-6. SNG von Aulock 4999. Von Aulock, Pisidien II, 157. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A rare Heptassarion of Gallienus
Lot 762
CARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus, 253-268. Heptassarion (Bronze, 34mm, 20.98 g 6). [AY K ΠO] ΓAΛΛIHNOC Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to left, holding spear spear forward and shield decorated with central boss. Rev. ANTIOXЄN River-god Maeandrus, holding reed in outstretched right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm, reclining left on platform; to left, triple bay arch surmounted by stork standing right. SNG München 92. SNG von Aulock 2430. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 763
IONIA, Smyrna. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 27mm, 8.42 g 7), Marcus Aurelius Sextus. AΥT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOΣ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΣMΥΡNAI/ΩN Γ NEOK / ЄΠI M AVP / CEΞCTO/Y Athena seated left, holding temple and spear; shield at side. BMC 468. Klose 59. SNG Copenhagen 1407. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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