obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
A very rare lead seal showing Aeneas with Anchises and Ascanius
Lot 740
Roman Republic, 2nd - 1st Century BC. Seal (Lead, 20mm, 6.56 g 12). Quadriform head of Janus: on the right and on the bottom, a bearded male and, on the left and on top, a diademed female (Zeus and Hera?). Rev. Aeneas walking right carrying Anchises, leading Ascanius by the hand. Very rare and interesting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Augustus’ restoration of the legionary standards
Lot 742
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.86 g 3), Rome. P. Petronius Turpilianus, 19 BC. TVRPILIANVS III VIR / FE - RON Diademed and draped bust of Feronia to right. Rev. CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE Parthian kneeling right, presenting standard inscribed X. BMC 14. BN 129. Cohen 484. RIC 288. A historically interesting coin with lovely dark cabinet toning. Small banker’s mark on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A lovely Sestertius of Augustus with a beautiful brown patina
Lot 743
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 25.49 g 1), C. Asinius Gallus, Rome, 16 BC. OB / CIVIS / SERVATOS in three lines above, within and below wreath. Rev. C ASINIVS C F GALLVS III VIR AAAFF around S C. BMC 157. BN 372. Cohen 367. RIC 370. An attractive example with a lovely brown patina. Obverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 744
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 21mm, 7.70 g 6), Lugdunum, circa 2 BC - 4 AD. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT Caius and Lucius standing facing, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear; between them, lituus and simpulum. BMC 513. BN 1648. Calico 176. Cohen 42. RIC 206. An attractive and well-centered example. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 745
Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 7.81 g 11), Lugdunum, circa 2 BC - 4 AD. CAESAR AVG[VSTVS] DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / CL CAESARES Caius and Lucius standing facing, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield, a spear; above, lituus and simpulum. BMC 513. BN 1648. Calico 176. Cohen 42. RIC 206. Flan slightly bent and traces of mounting, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A lovely Denarius of Tiberius
Lot 746
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.78 g 2), Lugdunum, circa 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her feet set on footstool; single line below. BMC 48-60. BN 33-34. Cohen 16. Lyon 154. RIC 30. A lovely example. Some marks in the reverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 747
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.73 g 7), Lugdunum, circa 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her feet set on footstool; two lines below throne. Lyon 146. RIC 28 var. (three lines below throne). RSC 16b. A lustrous and sharp piece. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 748
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.85 g 3), Lugdunum, circa 15-18. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; her feet set on footstool; single line below. BMC 48-60. BN 33-34. Cohen 16. Lyon 154. RIC 30. A lustrous example. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 749
Nero & Drusus Caesar, sons of Germanicus and brothers of Gaius (Caligula), died 31 and 33. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 29mm, 17.27 g 7), Rome, under Caligula, 37-38. NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES Nero and Drusus riding right, with cloaks flying Rev. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around S C. BMC 44 (Gaius). BN 52 (Gaius). Cohen 1. RIC 34 (Gaius). Lovely green patina. Some corrosion on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 750
Agrippina Senior, mother of Caligula, died 33. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 28.15 g 7), Rome, under Caligula, 37-41. AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI Draped bust of Agrippina to right, her hair falling in long plait at the back. Rev. SPQR / MEMORIAE / AGRIPPINAE Carpentum drawn left by two mules; the cover supported by standing figures at the corners with ornamented side. BMC 81 (Gaius). BN 129 (Gaius). Cohen 1. RIC 55 (Gaius). Fields slightly smoothed and with some cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 751
Agrippa, died BC 12. As (Copper, 28mm, 10.48 g 6), Rome, posthumous issue struck under Caligula, 37-41. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S - C Neptune standing left, naked except for cloak hanging over right arm, behind back and over left shoulder and upper arm, holding small dolphin in his outstretched right hand and trident with his left. BN 77-97. BMC 161-168 (Tiberius). RIC 58. An attractive piece with a lovely dark green patina. Fields gently smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 752
Agrippa, died BC 12. As (Copper, 29mm, 10.15 g 6), Rome, posthumous issue struck under Caligula, 37-41. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head of Agrippa to left, wearing rostral crown. Rev. S - C Neptune standing left, naked except for cloak hanging over right arm, behind back and over left shoulder and upper arm, holding small dolphin in his outstretched right hand and trident with his left. BN 77-97. BMC 161-168 (Tiberius). RIC 58. Attractive brown toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 753
Claudius, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.67 g 6), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Constantia seated left on curule chair, her right hand raised and her feet set on stool. BMC 13. BN 29. Cohen 16. RIC 14. Attractively toned. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 754
Claudius, 41-54. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 26.36 g 6), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. SPES AVGVSTA / S C Spes advancing to left, lifting up the hem of her robes with her left hand and holding a flower in her right. BMC 124. Cohen 85. RIC 99. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly corroded, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 755
Claudius, 41-54. Quadrans (Bronze, 18mm, 2.75 g 7), Rome, 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Modius on three legs. Rev. PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around S C. BMC 182. Cohen 72. RIC 90. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 756
Nero Claudius Drusus, died 9 BC. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36mm, 30.50 g 6), Rome, struck under Claudius, 42-43. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head of Nero Claudius Drusus to left. Rev. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P / S C Claudius, bare-headed and togate, seated left on curule chair, holding out branch in his right hand and resting his left on his lap; around the chair, spears, shields, cuirass, helmet. BMC 208-211a (Claudius). BN 198-203 (Claudius). Cohen 8. RIC 109 (Claudius). Struck on a full flan. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 757
Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 11.41 g 6), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left. BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113. Minor cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 86 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 758
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 24.92 g 6), Rome, c. 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. S - C / ROMA Roma, helmeted and wearing robes, seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in her right hand and resting her left on a parazonium; around, shields. BMC 178. RIC 274. An attractive piece struck on a broad flan. Lovely tone. Some minor metal flaws in the fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A lovely Sestertius of Nero with a beautiful dark green patina
Lot 759
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 26.83 g 6), Lugdunum, c. 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P Laureate head of Nero to left, with globe at point of bust. Rev. DECVRSIO / S - C Nero, bare-headed and in military dress, riding horse prancing to right with a lion skin saddle cloth, holding spear in left hand and reins with his right; behind him, soldier riding to right, holding a vexillum over his right shoulder. BMC 316. RIC 508. WCN 448. Very attractive dark green patina with some minor pitting. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
TRES GALLIAE
Lot 760
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.80 g 7), Gaul, April to late autumn 68. SER GALBA IMP Galba, bare-headed and in military dress, riding right with right hand brandishing javelin. Rev. TRES GALLIAE Three draped small female busts to right in a row; globe at the point of each bust. BMC 211. BN 45. Cohen 307. RIC 89. Very rare. A fascinating piece with old cabinet toning. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
From the Collection of the British Museum, sold by R.A.G. Carson
Lot 761
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.29 g 6), Rome, 70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IVDAEA Judaea seated in attitude of mourning to right, her head resting on her hand; behind her, trophy. BMC 35 (this coin). Hendin 759. RIC 2. A lovely piece with dark old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1420 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 762
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 3.06 g 7), Rome, 70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR Bare heads of Titus and Domitian facing eachother. BMC 2. BN 21 Cohen 5. RIC 2. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 763
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.88 g 6), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. AVGVR TRI POT Simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus. BMC 50. BN 35-36. Cohen 43. RIC 30. RIC² 43. Nicely toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Sestertius of Vespasian showing the temple of Isis
Lot 764
Vespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 24.45 g 6), Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. S - C Front view of temple of Isis, showing four columns, on podium of five steps; between the columns, at entrance to an inner shrine, is a statue of Isis standing right, holding patera (?); to right and left of the steps statues standing on low bases; above, a curved pediment, with elaborate ornamentation above and, within it, Isis riding on a dog running right. BMC 780, BN 537 and Cohen 484 var. (different obverse legend). RIC² 204. A rare variety of a very rare type. Fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 765
Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.06 g 7), Ephesus, struck circa 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / EPHE Concordia seated left on throne, holding two grain-ears and poppy-head in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; feet resting on stool. BMC 453. BN 343. Cohen 67. RIC 329. RPC 830. Scratch on obverse and reverse struck off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 766
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 13.53 g 7), Rome, 77-78. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P Laureate head of Vespasian to right, with globe below his neck. Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI / S - C Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 834. BN 828. Cohen 198 var. (different bust type). Lyon 79. RIC 754b. RIC² 1215. Nice brownish-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 767
Divus Vespasian, died in 79. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.09 g 6), struck under Titus, Rome, 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. RIC² 361 (all under Titus). An attractive, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 768
Divus Vespasian, died 79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.59 g 6), Rome, struck under Titus, 80-81. DIVO / AVG / VESPAS Seated statue of Divus Vespasian, holding scepter in right hand and Victory set on globe in his left, in car drawn right by four elephants with drivers. The side of the car is decorated with two relief bands depicting captured arms. Rev. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII around S C. BMC 223. BN 231. Cohen 206. RIC² 258. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 769
Titus, as Caesar, 69-79. As (Copper, 26mm, 12.25 g 6), Rome, 72. T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP PONT TR POT COS II Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. VICTORIA NAVALIS / S - C Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC² 471. Rare. Beautiful green patina. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Dupondius of Julia Titi
Lot 770
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h), Rome, struck under Titus, 80-81. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Titi to right. Rev. CERES AVGVST / S - C Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. BMC 255. Cohen 2. RIC² 192. Harshly cleaned, otherwise. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 771
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.49 g 6), Rome, 90-91. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P Minerva standing right on top of rostral column, holding a spear in her right hand and shield in her left; to right at feet, owl standing facing. BMC 183. Cohen 270. RIC 157. RIC² 720. A nice and attractive example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 772
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 28mm, 12.29 g 6), Rome, 92-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI / S - C Moneta standing left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 469. BN 500. Cohen 333 var. (differing reverse legend). RIC 408. RIC² 756. Lovely dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 773
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 23 mm, 11.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 92-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI / S - C Moneta standing left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 469. BN 500. Cohen 333 var. (differing reverse legend). RIC 408. RIC² 756. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 774
Trajan, 98-117. As (Copper, 33mm, 11.78 g 7), Rome, 99-100. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AG GERM P M Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS III P P / S - C Victory advancing left, holding round shield inscribed S P / Q R in two lines. Cohen 628. RIC 417. Minor deposits as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A most attractive Dupondius of Trajan with a very elegant green patina
Lot 775
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 13.14 g 7), 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M Radiate head of Trajan to right. Rev. TR POT COS IIII P P / S C Abundantia seated l. on chair formed of two cornuacopiae, holding scepter in right hand. BMC 749. Cohen 639. RIC 428. Woytek 96a. With a magnificent thin green patina which is, unfortunately, chipping on the edges. Some spots of corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 776
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.29 g 6), Rome, 107-8. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder Rev. COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. Cohen 84. RIC 127. Woytek 266b. A very well centered piece with an attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 111 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An rare and extremely fine Denarius of Trajan
Lot 777
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.38 g, 7 h), Rome, 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory, fully draped, standing fron, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Cohen 75 var., RIC 128 var. and Woytek 270b var. (Victory half draped). A rare variety. A lustrous and well-struck example with great sufraces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A most attractive Denarius of Trajan, virtually as struck
Lot 778
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.37 g 6), Rome, 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory standing front, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 328. Cohen 74. RIC 128. Woytek 270b. A lustrous and well-preserved example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 779
Trajan, 98-117. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.80 g 7), Rome, 107-111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with light drapery on far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch with her left. BMC 326. Cohen 79. RIC 133. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 780
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.93 g 7), Rome, 112-117. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with light drapery on far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Trajan on horse left, holding spear in his right hand and a small Victory with his left; on exergual line, flower. BMC 445. Cohen 497. RIC 291. Nicely toned. Some marks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 781
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.17 g 7), Rome, 114-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Rev. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R Felicitas standing left, holding branch in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 542 note. Cohen 279 (misdescribed). RIC 344. A most attractive piece with an elegant portrait and lovely toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 782
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 25.70 g 6), Rome, 114-117. 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 left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 1022. BN 846. Cohen 352. RIC 672. Dark green patina. Minor corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 783
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27mm, 10.76 g 6), Rome, 115-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 1027. Cohen 353. RIC 674. An attractive piece with a beautiful light green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A lovely Dupondius or Semis (?) of Trajan
Lot 784
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius or Semis (?) (Bronze, 24mm, 9.71 g 6), Rome, but for use in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1093-4. RIC 647. Woytek 937v. Minor scratches on sandy deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 785
Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.92 g), Rome, but for use in Syria, 20 February - 9 December 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VII P P Wreath containing S C. BMC 1092. Cohen 122. RIC 648. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 786
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.18 g 7), Rome, 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R / PRO-VID Providentia standing left, holding long sceptre in right hand and pointing toward globe at feet left. Cohen 315. RIC 364. Woytek 562v. Bright and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LIBERTAS RESTITVTA
Lot 787
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 26.21 g 7), Rome, 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with light drapery on far shoulder. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S - C / LIBERTAS RES/TITVTA Hadrian, togate, seated left on curule chair on platform on right, extending right hand; in front of him stands a draped woman right, holding child on her left arm, her right hand over second child at her side. BMC 1160. Cohen 949. RIC 568. A lovely example with a beautiful green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 788
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 27.14 g 6), Rome, 119-121. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM / S - C Hadrian standing facing, his head turned to left, holding scroll in his left hand and raising his right towards eagle flying right in upper left field and bearing scepter in its claws. BMC 1204. Cohen 1207 var. (different bust type). RIC 589b. An attractive example with an elegant portrait and a lovely dark green patina. Some very light corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 789
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.12 g 7), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III / SAL AVG Salus seated left, nourishing snake coiling from altar. BMC 316. Cohen 1327. RIC 137c var. (different bust type). Well-centered. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 790
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.10 g 6), Rome, 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Pax seated left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and palm in left. BMC 197 var. (different bust type). Cohen 1147. RIC 95. Struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 791
Hadrian, 117-138. Quadrans (Copper, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), Rome, 121-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Eagle, with spread wings, standing right, his head turned to left. Rev. P M TR P COS III / S C Winged thunderbolt. BMC 1279. Cohen 1167. RIC 625. An attractive example with a lovely dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 205 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 792
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.38 g 7), Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. COS III Roma seated right on cuirass ornamented with Medusa head, holding branch in her right hand and scepter; her left arm set on cuirass. BMC 374. Cohen 341. RIC 165. A lovely example of impressive style. Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 793
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 4.50 g 6), Rome, 125-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. COS III Modius with four grain ears. BMC 452. Cohen 470. RIC 197. Minor encrustations, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Ex Peus 369, 2001
Lot 794
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.44 g 7), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare-headed bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG VII Liberalitas standing left, holding tessera and cornucopiae. BMC 670. Cohen 942. RIC 254. A nice example with a great portrait. Minor scrape on neck and a small punch mark on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 4000 CHF
AEGYPTOS
Lot 795
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.11 g, 7 h), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare-headed and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. AEGYPTOS Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum in her right hand and resting her left arm on basket; to her left, ibis standing on short column. BMC 807 var. and Cohen 99 var. (different bust type) and RIC 297. A very rare variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Lot 796
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.53 g 6), Rome, 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE Hadrian, togate, standing right, extending his right hand to grasp that of Hispania, who kneels left before him; between them, rabbit to left. BMC 883. Cohen 1270. RIC 326. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 797
Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. As (Copper, 27mm, 12.79 g 6), Rome. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P Draped bust of Sabina to left, wearing wreath of corn ears and stephane. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / SC Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting left elbow on statuette of Spes; below chair, cornucopiae. BMC 1893. Cohen 23. RIC 1037. Rare. A bit rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 798
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 22.78 g 6), Rome, 137. AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / S - C / CONCORD Concordia seated left on throne, holding out patera in her right hand and resting her left elbow on cornucopiae resting on ground. BMC 1918 var. (different bust type, Hadrian). Cohen 7. RIC 1057 (Hadrian). A nice example with an elegant portrait and an attractive brown patina. Scrape on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
From the A.M. Huntington Collection
Lot 799
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.08 g 6), Rome, 139. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II Pietas, veiled, standing left, holding incense box in her left hand and raising her right over altar. BMC 108. Calicó 1643. Cohen 862. RIC 53. An attractive example. Insignificant marks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 800
Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 12mm, 3.11 g 7), Rome, 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. BMC 160. RIC 417b. RSC 22a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An excellent As of Antoninus Pius
Lot 801
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. As (Copper, 26mm, 12.37 g 6), Rome, 147-148. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. PRIMI / DECEN / NALES / COS IIII / S C in five lines within oak-wreath. BMC 1817. Cohen 675. RIC 853a. Nice brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 575 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 802
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.16 g 6), Rome, 158-159. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III / COS IIII Antoninus Pius, togate, standing left, sacrificing over altar. BMC 953. Calicó 1714. Cohen -. RIC 294d. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 803
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.27 g 6), Rome, 158-159. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III / COS IIII Antoninus Pius, togate, standing left, sacrificing over altar. BMC 956. Cohen -. RIC 294b. Nicely toned. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 804
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 26.22 g 12), Rome, 160-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. PIETATI AVG COS IIII / S - C Pietas standing front, her head turned to left, holding child on each arm; to left and right, a small girl, each raising right arm, both standing left. BMC 2110. Cohen 628. RIC 1045. Well-centered and struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 805
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.08 g 5), Rome, struck under Marcus Aurelius in 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Funeral building of four storeys, decorated with garlands and statues and with a quadriga on top. BMC 57. Cohen 164. RIC 436. Attractive and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 806
Diva Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 2.97 g 6), Rome, after 141. DIVA AVG FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. CONCORDIAE Antoninus Pius and Faustina standing facing each other and clasping hands. BMC 298. Cohen 159. RIC 381b (Antoninus Pius). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 807
Diva Faustina, wife of Antoninus Pius, died 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 2.88 g 6), a contemporary imitation of a Rome mint issue, 146-161 or later. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. [AV]GSTA (sic!) Pudicitia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left. Cf. Cohen 119 and RIC 371 (for prototype). Struck on a short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 808
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 25.19 g 12), Rome, 140-144. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus and simpulum. BMC 1405 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 454. RIC 1234a (Antoninus Pius). Attractive light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar
Lot 809
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 27.95 g 6), Rome, 151-152. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT VI COS II / S - C Minerva, helmeted, standing left, holding Victory set on globe in her right hand and spear and shield with her left. BMC 1910 (Antoninus Pius). Cohen 637. RIC 1301 (Antoninus Pius). A lovely example with a beautiful dark green patina. Minor deposits on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 810
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus (Gold plated copper or bronze, 20mm, 4.34 g 6), after the Rome issue of 163-164. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and resting arm at side. Cf. Cohen 44 and RIC 87 (Denarius with different reverse legend). Breaks in plating, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 811
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Sestertius (Bronze, 32mm, 27.00 g 7), Rome, 172. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. IMP VI COS III Helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter in her left. Cohen 281. RIC 1033. A lovely piece with an attractive green patina. Fields lightly smoothed, otheriwse, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 812
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Copper, 25mm, 13.10 g 5), Rome, 172-173. ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. RELIG AVG IMP VI COS III / S - C Mercury, wearing petasus and short robe standing left, holding purse in his right hand and caduceus in his left; at his feet, a rooster. BMC 1463. Cohen 532. RIC 1071. Nice green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A beautiful Dupondius of Marcus Aurelius with a lovely green patina
Lot 813
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Dupondius (Bronze, 25mm, 12.69 g 6), Rome, 176. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARMATICVS Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III / S - C Aequitas standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 1542. Cohen 933. RIC 1173. A lovely example with green patina and a good portrait. Minor roughness on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 814
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.56 g 12), Rome, 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 her feet, peacock. Cohen 144. RIC 697 (Marcus Aurelius). Sharp and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 815
Diva Faustina Junior, died 175/6. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 24.06 g 12), Rome, 176-180. DIVA FAVSTINA PIA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. AETERNITAS / S - C Aeternitas, veiled, standing left, holding phoenix on globe in her right hand and resting her left elbow on a short column. BMC 1565. Cohen 7. RIC 1693. Brownish-green patina. Struck from a worn reverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 816
Diva Faustina Junior, died 175/6. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.12 g 6), Rome, 176-180. DIVA FAVSTINA PIA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Peacock standing right. BMC 714 (Marcus Aurelius). Cohen 71. RIC 744 (Marcus Aurelius). Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 817
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.32 g 6), Rome, 165. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Laureate head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P V IMP III COS II Parthian captive seated right, hands tied behind back; trophy to right. BMC 385. Cohen 273. RIC 540. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 818
Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.67 g, 6 h), a contemporary imitation of a Rome mint issue. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust of Lucilla to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand, her left elbow resting at side. Cf. BMC 306. Cohen 6 var. and RIC 758 (for prototype). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 819
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.23 g 2), a contemporary imitation. L AVREL COMMODVS AVG Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. DIS / GENI / TAL / IBVS Lighted altar of rectangular shape. Cf. BMC 31, Cohen 15 and RIC 281 (for reverse of Crispina). Nicely toned. Struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Aureus of Commodus
Lot 820
Commodus, 177-192. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 6.97 g 12), Rome, 181-182. M ANTONINVS COMMODVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P / VIRT AVG Commodus on horse prancing right, brandishing javelin at lion in right field. BMC 90. Calicó 2363 (same obverse die). Cohen 959. RIC 39. Very rare. Struck on a somewhat wavy flan. Some corrosion and traces of mounting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 821
Commodus, 177-192. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 16.14 g 6), Rome, 186. M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRI Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. P M TR P XII IMP VII COS V P P / S - C / FID EXERCIT Commodus in military attire standing left on platform, holding scepter in his left hand and haranguing six soldiers, each holding shield; three of them holding aquila. BMC -. Cohen 138. RIC 468d. Nice dark green patina. Some corrosion near the edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 822
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.59 g 0), Laodicea ad Mare. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 464. Cohen 442. RIC 493. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 823
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.17 g, 6 h), Rome, 196-211. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Veiled Pietas standing left, dropping incense on altar and holding box. BMC 65. Cohen 150. RIC 572. Slightly crystallized, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extremely fine Denarius of Julia Domna
Lot 824
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.13 g 1), Rome, 211-217. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. VESTA Vesta standing left, holding palladium in her right hand and scepter with her left. BMC 29. Cohen 230. RIC 390. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 825
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.34 g, 1 h), Rome, 213. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVI COS III P P Hercules standing left, holding branch in his right hand, club and lion’s skin with his left. Cohen 220. RIC 206a. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 826
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.08 g 1), Rome, 213-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. LIBERAL AVG VIIII Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 70. Cohen 139. RIC 302. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lustrous and sharp Denarius of Caracalla
Lot 827
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.44 g 6), Rome, 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVI COS III P P Hercules standing left, holding branch in his right hand, club and lion’s skin with his left. Cohen 244. RIC 239. Lustrous, clear and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 828
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.37 g, 6 h), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PM TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and scepter in her left. BMC 457. Cohen 314. RIC 268. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 829
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.62 g 12), Rome. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. SECVRITAS TEMPORVM Securitas standing left, with her legs crossed, holding scepter in her left hand and leaning on column. BMC 28 note. Cohen 122 var. (different bust type). RIC 91. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A remarkably well struck Denarius of Elagabalus
Lot 830
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.08 g 6), Rome, 218. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. SALVS ANTONINI AVG Salus standing left, feeding snake held in both arms. Cohen 256. RIC 140. Lustrous and with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A lovely Aureus of Elagabalus
Lot 832
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 22mm, 7.23 g 6), Rome, 218-219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. VICTOR ANTONINI AVG Victory walking right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. BMC 30. Calicó 3038. Cohen 288. RIC 154. A well-centered and attractive piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 3500 CHF
Lot 833
Elagabalus, 218-222. Antoninianus (Silver, 25 mm, 4.05 g, 6 h), Rome, 218-219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. VICTOR ANTONINI AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Cohen 291. RIC 155. An attractive example struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 834
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.50 g 11), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Providentia standing left with her legs crossed, leaning on column to right, holding rod over globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 144. RIC 23. Sharp and clear. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 835
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.97 g 12), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Fortuna seated left on throne, holding rudder set on globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; below throne, wheel. Cohen 149. RIC 19. Lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lustrous and clear
Lot 836
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.39 g 12), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P Roma seated left, holding Victory in her right hand and scepter in her left; beside her throne, shield. Cohen 142. RIC 16. Lustrous and clear. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 837
Elagabalus, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.27 g 1), Rome, 219-220. IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. PROVID DEORVM Providentia standing left with her legs crossed, leaning on short column, holding wand over globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 245. RIC 130. A sharp and clear example with some original mint luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A beautiful Denarius of Julia Paula
Lot 838
Julia Paula, Augusta, 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.91 g 1), Rome. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right, her hair in waves and tied up in a bun at the back of her head. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand and resting left arm on throne; in field to left, star. BMC 172. Cohen 6. RIC 211. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 839
Julia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.22 g 7), Rome, 220-222. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right, her hair in waves and tied up in a bun at the back of her head. Rev. VENVS CAELESTIS Venus standing facing, her head turned to left, holding apple in her right hand and scepter with her left; in field to left, star. Cohen 8. RIC 241 (Elagabalus). Attractive and clear. Some striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 840
Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.68 g, 2 h), struck under Elagabalus, Rome, 218-220. IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia seated left, raising her veil with her right hand and holding a scepter in her left. BMC 76 (Elagabalus). Cohen 36. RIC 268 (Elagabalus). Attractive and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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