nomos 6
8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Divus Augustus. Died AD 14. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.76 g 7), Struck under Trajan Decius, 249-251, mid 251. DIVO AVGVSTO Radiate head of Augustus to right Rev. CONSECRATIO Square altar with two doors on podium, with flames on top but without side ornaments. RIC 78. Well centered and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 430 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior. AD 37-41. Aureus (Gold, 7.73 g 1), Lugdunum, 37-38. C CAESAR.AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.POT Bare head of Gaius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM Draped bust of Agrippina to right, her hair falling in a queue down her neck. BMC 7. Calicó 325a. Cohen (Agrippina & Caligula) 3. RIC 7. Very rare. With splendid portraits of the emperor and his adored mother; an exceptionally fine example. Some slight marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 125000 CHF
Estimate: 150000 CHF
Lot 38
Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior. 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.75 g 8), Lugdunum, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT Laureate head Caligula to right. Rev. AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM Draped bust of Agrippina the Elder to right, her hair in a queue falling down the back of her neck. BMC 15 (Rome). BN 24. Cohen 2. RIC 14 (Rome). A superb example, beautifully toned and with wonderful portraits. Minor old scrape in reverse field, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Divus Claudius. Died AD 54. Aureus (Gold, 7.80 g 6), October-December 54. DIVVS CLAVDIVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Claudius to left. Rev. Ornamental quadriga moving slowly to right, its sides decorated with figures of Victory and the emperor; above, miniature quadriga between two Victories; below, in exergue, EX S C. BMC (Nero) 4. Calicó 354a. Cohen 31. RIC (Nero) 4. A splendid, superb piece, sharply struck and beautifully detailed. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 38000 CHF
Nero. AD 54-68. Quadrans (Bronze, 3.09 g 7), 64. NERO CLAV CAE AVG GER Owl, with spread wings, standing facing on garlanded altar. Rev. P M TR P IMP PP / S C Upright olive branch. BMC 288. Cohen 185. RIC 260. WCN 354. A remarkably fine example with an attractive brown patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Nerva. AD 96-98. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.36 g 6), 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM Clasped hands. BMC 25. BN 15. Cohen 20. RIC 14. A superb, toned example with a splendid portrait in high relief. An exceptional piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 27.83 g 7), c. 116. 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. REGNA ADSIGNATA S C Trajan, in military dress, seated left on a folding stool atop a platform, stretching out his right hand and holding a parazonium in his left; behind him, two officers standing left, the one on the right holding a wreath in his left hand and the other extending his right hand and holding a spear in his left; on the ground before them to left, three bearded and draped male figures standing to right, the first raising his right hand to Trajan. BMC 1043 var. cohen 325 var. Hill 730. RIC 666 var. Woytek 550v. A very rare variety. Attractive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Diva Marciana. Died AD 112/4. Aureus (Gold, 7.32 g 7). DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA Diademed and draped bust of Marciana to right, wearing a necklace of pearls and with her hair elaborately arranged and ornamented with pearls. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing on a bar and facing with open wings, his head turned to right. BMC 647. Calicó 1152 (this coin). Cohen 3. Hill 570. Jameson 96 (this coin). RIC 743. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 13500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h), Rome, 152-153. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Antoninus Pius, togate and with bare head, standing to left, holding globe in his right hand and a baton in his left. BMC 796. Calicó 1521. Cohen 309. RIC 226. A coin with a fine portrait, nicely struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Septimius Severus. 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 7.27 g 12), with Julia Domna, Rome, c. 201. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right, with aegis over his shoulders. Rev. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in seven waves with a bun at the back. BMC 192. Calicó 2587. Cohen 1. Hill 503. RIC 161b. Very rare. With two superbly elegant portraits. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Aureus (Gold, 7.28 g 12), 194. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. VENERI VICTR Venus, half nude with her drapery folded underneath her posterior and seen from behind, standing to right, holding a palm branch in her right left hand, a globe in her right and leaning with her left elbow on a low column to her left. BMC 47. Calicò 2641a. Cohen 193. Hill 100. RIC 536. A beautiful, sharply struck and toned example with a wonderful youthful portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Macrinus. AD 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 21mm, 3.49 g 6), Rome, fourth officina, first emission, May 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. RIC IV 84. Szaivert series 3. Very attractively toned. A superb example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Diva Paulina, Died before AD 235. Denarius (Silver, 3.30 g, 6 h), Rome, second emission, 236. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Diva Paulina, raising right hand and holding scepter in her left, reclining on peacock flying to right. BMC 127 (Maximinus). Cohen 2. RIC 2 . An attractive, well centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1650 CHF
Philip I, AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.54 g, 12 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS II PP Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus tipped staff in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 130. RIC 75A. A particularly bold and very well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Aemilian. AD 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.74 g 12). IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. APOL CONSERVAT Apollo, nude, standing left, holding laurel branch in his right hand and resting his left on a lyre set on a rock to the right. Cf. Cohen 5 (but APOLL in error) = RIC p. 196 note). Hunter 3. A very rare variety. Very minor metal fault on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. Aureus (Gold, 5.38 g 11), Antioch, 293-295. MAXIMIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. CONSVL IIII P P PRO COS /SMAΖ✴ Emperor, laureate and togate, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and short scepter in his left. Biaggi 1778. Calicó 4625. Depeyrot 90/2. RIC VI, 4. A superb, lustrous example, beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF