nomos 6
8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 127
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.84 g 9). 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. A beautifully toned and very well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 128
C. Clodius C.f. Vestalis. 41 BC. Aureus (Gold, 8.11 g 11), Rome. C.CLODIVS C.F. Head of Flora to right, wearing wreath of flowers and pendant earring; behind, flower. Rev. VESTALIS Draped figure of a Vestal seated on stool to left, holding culullus in her right hand. Babelon (Claudia) 12. Bahrfeldt 73. Calicó 10. Crawford 512/1. CRI 316. Sydenham 1134. Very rare. A particularly attractive example, very well preserved. Two very minor bumps on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55000 CHF
Estimate: 58000 CHF
Lot 129
Julius Caesar. Denarius (Silver, 3.94 g 2), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48. 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. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. Beautifully centered and very attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Lot 130
Octavian. Denarius (Silver, 3.59 g 9), Uncertain Italian mint, either Rome or Brundisium, c. 32-29. Bare head of Octavian to right. Rev. CAESAR DIVI F Venus, half draped from below the waist, turned to the right, holding a helmet in her right hand, a transverse scepter in her left and with her left elbow propped on the top of a low column behind her, against which a shield ornamented with a star leans. BMC 599. Cohen 62. RIC 250a. An attractive and nicely toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF