obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
Lot 595
Hadrian, 117-138. As (Copper, 27mm, 10.13 g 6), Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on left shoulder. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI / S - C / COS III Salus standing left, holding long scepter with her left hand and sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar round which coiled snake. BMC 1349. Cohen 1357 var. and RIC 678 var. (differing bust type). Attractive dark patina. Fields slightly smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 596
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.12 g 6), Rome, 128-132. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. COS III Pudicitia seated left on high-backed throne, holding her right hand before face and her left on lap. BMC 491-493. Cohen 395. RIC 343c. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 597
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 27.15 g 12), Rome, 132-135. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Bare-headed and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. IVSTITIA AVG P P / S - C / COS III Justitia seated left on chair, holding patera in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. Cohen 895. RIC 711. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 598
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 28.26 g, 6 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on left shoulder. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG / S - C Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and long vertical scepter in her left. Cf. BMC 1481-1482 var. Cohen 125. RIC 743 (differing bust type). Nice tiber patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Lot 599
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.35 g 7), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare-headed and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE Hadrian, toage, satnding left, raising kneeling Africa holding grain-ears in her left hand and wearing elephant-skin head-dress; in center, two grain-ears. BMC 870 and pl. 65, 5 and Calicó 1349 (both same dies). Cohen 1222. RIC 322c. Rare and of particularly fine style. Some light scratches on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Starting Price: 10000 CHF
Lot 600
CILICIA. Tarsos. Hadrianic Times. Bronze (18 mm, 3.50 g, 12 h). Club tied with fillets; to left and right, monograms; all within oak wreath. Rev. TAPΣΕΩΝ Zeus seated to left, holding Nike in right hand and scepter in left. SNG Paris 1362. SNG Levante 976. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 601
SICILY, Panormus. 2nd century BC. Bronze (22mm, 9.51 g 7). ΠANOP - MITAN Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. Female head (of Persephone?) to left, wearing grain wreath. Calciati I, 332, 12/6. SNG Copenhagen 521. SNG Munich 792. Nice green patina. Reverse slightly smoothed and tooled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
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
Lot 603
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.15 g 5), Rome, 126-137. SABINA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair in long plait behind neck. Rev. IVNONI REGINAE Juno standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 940 (Hadrian). Cohen 43. RIC 395a (Hadrian). Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 604
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.35 g 7), Rome, 134-138. SABINA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair in long plait behind neck. Rev. VENERI GENETRICI Venus standing right, drawing up robe to shoulder with her right hand and holding apple in her left. BMC 944 (Hadrian). Cohen 73. RIC 396 (Hadrian). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 605
Antoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.20 g 6), Rome. IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DE (sic!) II Minerva standing left, holding Victory in her right hand and shield with her left; spear leaning on her left arm. Cohen 67 and RIC 9 var. (reverse legend). An interesting piece with an error in its reverse legend. Somewhat irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 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
A very rare Assarion of Antoninus Pius from Antiocheia ad Cragum
Lot 607
CILICIA, Antiocheia ad Cragum. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20mm, 7). ΑV.ΚΛ.ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕωΝ ΤΗC ΠΑΡΑΛΙΟV Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned back to left.. Levante 1991, 4-7 (6 = SNG Levante 473). Very rare. Dark patina. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare and sharply struck Aureus of Antoninus Pius
Lot 608
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.33 g 6), Rome, 140-143. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. LIBERALITAS / AVG III Antoninus, togate, seated left on chair, set on low platform on right, extending his right hand; by him, Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding abacus in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; on ground in front, citizen, togate, standing right, holding out fold of toga with both hands. BMC 218. Cohen 485. Calicó 1562 (same dies). RIC 75. Rare. A lovely, sharp and clear example of particularly fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 4000 CHF
A very rare Medallion of Antoninus Pius, ex NAC I, 1999
Lot 609
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Medallion (Orichalcum, 40 mm, 39.45 g, 1 h), Rome, 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT COS III / ITALIA Italia seated left on globe, wearing mural crown, holding cornucopiae with her right hand and long scepter with her left. Banti -. Cohen -. Gnecchi II, p. 12, 29 and pl. 45, 10 var. (but with a differing bust type). Extremely rare, and with a beautiful light, olive-green patina. Remains of corrosion, especially on the edges, and with minor cracks in the patina, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 610
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 23.90 g 12), Rome, 146. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII / S C Antoninus, draped, standing in quadriga pacing right, extending his right hand and holding transverse eagle-tipped scepter in his left. BMC 1668. Cohen 320. RIC 767a. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 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 612
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.98 g 6), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right, wearing slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. CONSECRATIO Funeral building of four storeys, decorated with garlands and statues and with a quadriga on top. BMC 60. Cohen 164 var. (differing bust type). RIC 438. Attractive and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 613
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.39 g 12), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 146/7-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina Senior to right. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres standing left, holding grain-ears in her right hand and torch with her left. BMC 408 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 78. RIC 360 (Antoninus Pius). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 614
Diva Faustina Senior, died 140/1. As (Copper, 27mm, 13.14 g 6), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina Senior to right. Rev. AETERNITAS / S C Aeternitas seated left on globe, extending her right hand and holding long scepter with her left. BMC 1551. Cohen 22. RIC 1159 (Antoninus Pius). Lovely green-brownish patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 615
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.31 g 7), Rome, 140-144. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. HONOS Honos standing left, holding branch in his right hand and cornucopiae with his left. BMC 264 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 236. RIC 422 (Antoninus Pius). An attractive example with an elegant portrait. Reverse irregularly toned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 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
Lot 617
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 29.38 g 12), Rome, 152-153. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT VII COS II / S C Minerva seated left, holding spear with her right hand and shield with her left. BMC 1955. Cohen 656. RIC 1310 (Antoninus Pius). Attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 618
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 27.86 g 11), Rome, March - December 161. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XV / COS III Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, both togate, standing left and right, clasping right hands and holding rolls in left hands at sides. BMC 847 var. and Cohen 45 var. (differing bust type). RIC 796. Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius with an elegant portrait
Lot 619
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 28.50 g 12), Rome, December 164 - December 165. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT XIX IMP II COS III / S - C Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing front, his head turned to right, holding vertical spear in his right hand and resting his left on oval shield set on ground. BMC 1229-1231. Cohen 796. RIC 898. A beautiful example with a particularly nice portrait. Dark brownish-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 620
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.54 g 6), Rome, 166. ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XX IMP IIII COS III / PAX Pax standing left, holding branch in her righ hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 402. Cohen 435. RIC 159 corr. (Pax described as seated). Nicely toned and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 621
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 23.09 g 6), Rome, 169-170. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. SALVTI AVG COS III / S - C Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled around altar and holding long scepter in her left. BMC 1379. Cohen 547 var. and RIC 979 var. (differing bust type). Most attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 622
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 25.85 g 12), Rome, 170-171. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. VOTA SVSCEP DECENN II / COS III Marcus Aurelius, veiled and draped, standing front, his head turned to left, sacrificing over tripod-altar left, holding roll with his left hand. BMC 1402. Cohen 1037. RIC 1017. Lovely dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely fine Denarius of Marcus Aurelius
Lot 623
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.20 g 12), Rome, 179-180. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P Fortuna seated left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; under her seat, wheel. BMC 805 var. Cohen 972 var. RIC 409 var. (differing bust type). Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 370 CHF
Starting Price: 200 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
Lot 625
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. As (Copper, 28mm, 12.89 g 6), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, 145-146. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. VENVS / S - C Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 2160. Cohen 253. RIC 1408. A lovely example with a most elegant dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 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 627
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 25.26 g 12), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 147-175. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. FECVNDITAS / S - C Fecunditas standing front, her head turned to right, holding long vertical scepter with her right hand and child in her left. BMC 905 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 100. RIC 1638 (Marcus Aurelius). A lovely piece with a most attractive brown patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 628
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 26.09 g, 12 h), Rome, struck under Antoninus Pius, 147-177. FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. S - C Diana standing front, her head turned to left, holding out arrow in her right hand and resting her left on bow, set on ground. BMC 2181. Cohen 206. RIC 1383 (Antoninus Pius). Beautiful light green patina. Light corrosion on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 629
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 28.15 g 12), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161-175. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. FECVND AVGVSTAE / S - C Fecunditas standing front, her head turned to left, holding two children in her arms; at sides, left and right, two more children, each standing left, raising right hand and lowering left. BMC 902-903 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 96. RIC 1635 (Marcus Aurelius). Dark green patina. Reverse gently smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 630
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. As (Copper, 26mm, 12.25 g 12), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161-176. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right, with band of pearls and hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines, and fastened in chignon low at back of head; a row of curls down the cheek. Rev. HILARITAS / S - C Hilaritas standing front, her head turned to left, holding long palm frond with her rigth hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 982 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 113. RIC 1643 (Marcus Aurelius). Attractive dark green patina. Slightly struck off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 631
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 27.05 g, 12 h), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161-176. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right, with double band of pearls and hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines, and fastened in chignon low at back of head; a row of curls down the neck. Rev. LAETITIA / S - C Laetitia standing front, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 924 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 149. RIC 1654 (Marcus Aurelius). A lovely example with most attractive tiber patination. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 632
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.31 g 6), Rome, circa 165-175/6. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. IVNONI REGINAE Juno seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and scepter with her left; to left, peacock standing left, head turned to right. Cohen 144. RIC 697 (Marcus Aurelius). Attractively toned and well-struck. Minor deposits on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 633
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.33 g 7), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa 170-175. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI Fortuna seated left, holding rudder set on globe with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 107 var. and RIC 683 var. (Marcus Aurelius, without globe below rudder). Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 634
Diva Faustina Junior, died 175/6. As (Copper, 26mm, 11.22 g 12), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 176 and later. DIVA FAVSTINA PIA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. S C Crescent and seven stars. Cohen 213. RIC 1714 (Marcus Aurelius). Dark green patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 635
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 26.13 g 12), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa 176 and later. DIVA FAVSTINA PIA Veiled and draped bust of Faustina to right, with hair elaborately waved and knotted in chignon, low on neck. Rev. AETERNITAS / S - C Ceres standing front, her head turned to left, raising veil with her right hand and holding torch with her left. BMC 1560-1561 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 3. RIC 1691 (Marcus Aurelius). A most attractive example with a beautiful dark patina. Minor flan crack at 6 o’clock, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An extremely fine Denarius of Lucius Verus
Lot 636
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.47 g 12), Rome, 161-162. IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. PROV DEOR TR P II COS II Providentia standing left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 207 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 153. RIC 483 (Marcus Aurelius). A lustrous and perfectly struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lucius Verus’ victory over the Armenians
Lot 637
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.13 g 12), Rome, 162-163. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P III IMP II COS II Armenia, wearing cloak and breeches to ankles, and pointed cap, seated left, on ground, in attitude of mourning, propping head on her right hand, her right elbow bent and resting on right knee, her left hand resting on ground; to left, behind her, vexillum, and to left and right, behind her, shields. BMC 234 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 220. RIC 505 (Marcus Aurelius). Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lucius Verus’ victory over the Parthians
Lot 638
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.14 g 7), Rome, 165-166. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P VI IMP III COS II Parthia, draped, wearing breeches to ankles, and peaked cap on her head, seated right on ground, her hands tied behind her back: in front, quiver bow and hexagonal shield. BMC 413 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 286. RIC 548 (Marcus Aurelius). Scarce. A sharp and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 639
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.91 g 1), Rome, 165-166. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P VI IMP III COS II Parthia, draped, wearing breeches to ankles, and peaked cap on her head, seated right on ground, her hands tied behind her back: in front, quiver bow and hexagonal shield. BMC 413 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 286. RIC 548 (Marcus Aurelius). A most attractive piece. Minor scratch on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 640
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.18 g 6), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-162. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. VESTA Vesta standing left, sacrificing from simpulum over lighted altar and holding palladium with her left hand. BMC 325 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 92. RIC 788 (Marcus Aurelius). Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 641
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. As (Copper, 26mm, 11.69 g 7), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161-164. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. VESTA / S - C Vesta standing left, sacrificing with simpulum over lighted altar and holding palladium with her left hand. BMC 1190 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 95. RIC 1780 (Marcus Aurelius). Attractive dark green patina with some light sand deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 642
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. As (Copper, 25 mm, 10.14 g, 12 h), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 164. LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. IVNO REGINA / S - C Juno, veiled, standing to left, holding patera in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock. BMC 1221 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 44. RIC 1752 (Marcus Aurelius). Attractive dark green patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 643
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 25.17 g 6), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, circa 164-167. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. VENVS / S - C Venus standing front, her head turned to left, holding apple in her extended right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 1167 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 72. RIC 1763 (Marcus Aurelius). Dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 644
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.33 g 7), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 164-169. LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. IVNO REGINA Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock. BMC 339 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 41. RIC 772 (Marcus Aurelius). Attractively toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 645
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 28.17 g, 12 h), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa 164-169. LVCILLAE AVG M ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. VENVS Venus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Victory in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 1773 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 83. RIC 1776 (Marcus Aurelius). A lovely example with a most attractive green patina and an elegant portrait. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 646
Crispina, Augusta, 178-182. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.09 g 12), Rome, struck under Commodus. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Crispina to right. Rev. CERES Ceres standing left, holding grain-ears in her right hand and torch with her left. BMC 33 (Commodus). Cohen 1. RIC 276 (Commodus). Lightly toned. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 647
Crispina, Augusta, 178-182. As (Copper, 26mm, 10.24 g 11), Rome, struck under Commodus. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Crispina to right. Rev. IVNO LVCINA / S - C Juno standing front, her head turned to left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC 433 (Commodus). Cohen 24. RIC 680 (Commodus). An attractive piece with a dark green patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 648
Commodus, 177-192. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30mm, 20.10 g 12), Rome, 180. L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P V Laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. IOVI VICTORI IMP III COS II P P / S - C Jupiter seated left, holding Victory in his right hand and long vertical scepter in his left. BMC 1722 (Marcus Aurelius and Commodus). Cohen 264. RIC 291f. Most attractive and with an exquisite greenish-red patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 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
An attractive Aureus of Commodus
Lot 650
Commodus, 177-192. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 7.19 g 6), Rome, 186-187. M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT Laureate and draped bust of Commodus to right. Rev. NOBILIT AVG P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P Nobilitas standing front, her head turned to right, holding long vertical scepter with her right and statuette with her left. BMC 216 note. Cohen 384 var. (differing bust type). Calicó 2292. RIC 155a var. (differing bust type). A well-centered and nicely struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Starting Price: 7500 CHF
Lot 651
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.82 g 7), Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; in field to left, star. BMC 332. Cohen 568. RIC 237. With an elegant portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 652
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.29 g 5), Rome, 193. D CLODIVS ALBINVS CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. PROVID AVG COS Providentia standing left, holding baton in her right hand and long scepter with her right; to her feet to left, globe. BMC 40. Cohen 58. RIC 1a. Attractively toned. Some striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 653
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.58 g, 12 h), Rome. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. FELICITAS COS II Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 91. Cohen 15. RIC 4 var. (differing obverse legend). Nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Reverse struck from worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare As of Clodius Albinus
Lot 654
Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. As (Copper, 25 mm, 9.91 g, 6 h), Rome, 194-195. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. FELICITAS COS II / S - C Felicitas standing front, her head turned to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left. BMC 545-546 var. and Cohen 17 var. (differing bust type). RIC 58c. Rare. A lovely example of fine style and with a particularly attractive light green patina. A few minor spots without patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 655
Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.91 g 1), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIG IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. IOVI PRAE ORBIS Jupiter seated left, holding Victory in his right hand and scepter with his left. BMC 303 var. Cohen 41 var. RIC 43b var. (differing obverse legend). A very rare variety. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 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 657
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.69 g 6), Rome, 194-195. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. GENIVS P F Genius, wearing garland, naked to waist, standing front, his head turned to left, sacrificing out of patera in his right hand over lighted and garlanded altar left and holding cornucopiae in his left hand. BMC 81. Cohen 209. RIC 43. An attractive example. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 658
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.84 g 7), Laodicea ad Mare, 198-202. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. COS II P P Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 655. Cohen 96. RIC 503a. A clear and sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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 660
Divus Septimius Severus, died 211. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.65 g 7), Rome, struck under Caracalla, after 211. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing facing on globe, his head turned to left, with open wings. BMC 21 (Caracalla). Cohen 84. RIC 191c (Caracalla). Nicely toned. Minor flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 661
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.44 g 12), Laodicea ad Mare, 196-202. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left. BMC 595. Cohen 21. RIC 637. A lovely and nicely toned piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 662
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.39 g 6), Laodicea ad Mare, 196-202. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 21. RIC 637. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 663
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.62 g, 12 h), Rome, 198-207. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. MATER DEVM Cybele (Magna Mater), towered, draped, seated left on high-backed throne, holding branch in her extended right hand, her left elbow resting on drum, set on throne; on both sides of throne, lions seated left, the one on left only half seen. BMC 51. Cohen 123. RIC 564. With an elegant portrait. Some striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 664
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 26.73 g 1), Rome, 211. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. MAT AVGG MAT SEN M PATR / S C Julia Domna, draped, seated left on high-backed throne, holding branch slightly downwards in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 214 (Caracalla). Cohen 112. RIC 588 (Caracalla). Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 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.
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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 lovely Dupondius of Caracalla with an exquisite malachit-green patina
Lot 671
Caracalla, 198-217. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24mm, 5.95 g 12), of surprisingly low weight, Rome, 210. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P XIII COS III / S C Virtus, in military dress, on right, standing left, holding parazonium with his right handt hand and leaning on a vertical reversed spear, held in his left; to left, trophy adorned with a helmet, a cuirass, two shields and some spears, with, at its base, a male captive, seated to right, wearing peaked cap and with a cloak over his chest, his lower limbs bare and with his hands tied behind his back. BMC 209. Cohen 480. RIC 456. A lovely example with an exquisite malachit-green patina. Some minor deposits on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 672
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.11 g 1), Rome, 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P Apollo seated left on throne, holding branch in his right hand and resting his left arm on lyre set on tripod. BMC 91-92. Cohen 242. RIC 238a. A sharp and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 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 674
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 5.39 g 12), Rome, 216. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Serapis wearing polos, standing front, his head turned to left, raising his right hand and holding scepter with his left. BMC 166. Cohen 349. RIC 280d. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 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
A rare Denarius of Divus Caracalla
Lot 676
Divus Caracalla , died 217. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.67 g 7), Rome, after 217. DIVO ANTONINO MAGNO Bare head of Caracalla to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing left on globe, with open wings, his head turned to right. BMC 7 (Elagabalus). Cohen 32. RIC 717 (Severus Alexander). Rare. An attractive example. Slightly bent and with rought surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 450 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
Lot 679
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.18 g, 12 h), Rome. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Plautilla to right, her hair in horizontal waves and tied up at the back. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, holding scepter with her right hand and child in her left arm. BMC 422 (Septimius Severus and Caracalla). Cohen 16. RIC 367. Nicely toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 680
Plautilla, Augusta, 202-205. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.40 g 6), Laodicea ad Mare. PLAVTILLIAE (sic!) AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Plautilla to right, her hair in horizontal waves and tied up at the back. Rev. CONCORDIAE Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left. BMC 734 (Caracalla). Cohen 7. RIC 370 (Caracalla). Nicely toned and with an interesting legend error. A few minor scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 681
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.07 g 7), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENT Geta, in military dress, with cloak hanging behind him, standing left, holding branch in his right hand and reversed spear with his left. BMC 229-230. Cohen 159. RIC 15a. Sharp and attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 682
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.36 g 12), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Geta standing left, holding baton in his right hand and scepter in his left; to right, trophy. Cohen 157. RIC 18. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An excellent Denarius of Geta from Laodicea ad Mare
Lot 683
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h), Laodicea ad Mare, 202. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. MINERV SANCT Minerva, helmeted, standing front, her head turned to left, resting her right hand on shield set on ground and holding reversed spear with her left. BMC 750. Cohen 83 var. (differing bust type). RIC 105a. A beautiful example with old cabinet toning. Well-centered, sharply struck and with particularly good surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 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 rare Indian imitation of a Geta gold Quinarius
Lot 685
Geta (?), as Caesar, 198-209. Quinarius (Gold, 14mm, 3.48 g 1). HHIN - DNINd Bare headed and draped bust to right. Rev. NOSNΛ IΛNOC Draped figure standing left, holding rudder (?). Cohen -. RIC -. Calicó -. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 686
Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.33 g 6), Rome, 200-205. Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES Rev. PONTIF COS Minerva, helmeted, standing left, holding shield with her right hand and spear with her left. BMC 446. Cohen 104. RIC 34b. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 687
Geta, 209-211. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.24 g 1), Rome, 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P III COS II Felicitas standing left, holding cornucopiae with her right hand and long caduceus with her left. BMC 119. Cohen 149. RIC 78a. Nicely toned and with a particularly attractive portrait. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 688
Geta, 209-211. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24mm, 13.42 g 12), Rome, 211. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Radiate head of Geta to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P III COS II / S C Mars, helmeted, standing left, crowning trophy with his right hand to left, leaning on shield to right; spear leaning against his arm. BMC - (cf. 270A for As). CNG MBS 79, 2008, 1149. Cohen -. RIC -. Very rare and with a lovely dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 689
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h), Rome, 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. SALVS PVBLICA Salus seated on throne, partially facing but turned to the left; with her right hand, caressing snake, coiled around an altar to left, and with her left, feeding it from a patera. BMC 26. Cohen 114. RIC 84. Attractive details, well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 690
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.11 g, 6 h), Rome, April-December 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long vertical scepter with his left. BMC 31. Cohen -. RIC 15. Well struck, clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 691
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.31 g 12), Rome. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. FELICITAS TEMPORVM Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC p. 496, † var., Cohen 15 and RIC 60 var. (differing bust type). Nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 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 virtually as struck Antoninianus of Elagabalus
Lot 693
Elagabalus, 218-222. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 5.12 g 12), Rome, 219-220. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Radiate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. TEMPORVM FELICITAS Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 166. Cohen 280. RIC 149. A sharp and lustrous example. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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