obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 550
LYDIA. Mastaura. 1st Century AD. AE (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.44 g, 11 h), Filleted Thyrsos within wreath. Rev. MAΣTAYPEITΩN Cornucopia containing grain ears and grapes. BMC 2. Some breaks in patina, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 604
SYRIA, Antioch. Caesarian Period, 40/39 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 15.79 g 1), posthumous issue in the name of Philip Philadelphus (95-83 BC), year Ι = 10. Diademed head of Philip Philadelphus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / [ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ] Zeus seated to left, holding Nike and long scepter; in field to left, monogram of ΑΥΓ; in exergue, Ι. RPC I, 4133. An attractive, sharp, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Assarion from the Koinon of Thessaly
Lot 633
THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Assarion (Bronze, 19mm, 5.05 g 8). ΦAVCTЄINA CЄBACTH Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. KOINON ΘЄCCAΛWN Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with right hand, shield on left arm. BCD 966.1. Rogers 98a. A lovely example with a light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 634
MACEDON, Stobi. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 6.61 g 1). A C M AVR ANTONINVS Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. MVNICI STOBEN Victory-Demeter-Tyche standing right, holding long torch about which serpent is coiled with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Josifovski 476. Mouchmov 6551. A particularly nice example with a light green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Pentassarion from Perinthus
Lot 635
THRACE, Perinthus. Caracalla, 198-217. Pentassarion (Bronze, 34mm, 28.50 g 1), 214. AVT K M AVP CEOΥHΡ ANTΩNINOC AVT Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΠEΡINΘIΩN / NEΩKOΡΩ/N Galley under sail to right. Schönert 576. Varbanov 257. Rare. Green glance patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 636
ASIA MINOR, Uncertain. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Dupondius (Brass, 27mm, 12.51 g 12), circa 25 BC. AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. CA in dotted circle in wreath of laurel-leaves and rostra. AMC 710. BMC 721. Howgego 2b. RIC 502 (Pergamum). RPC 2234. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Diassarion from the Koinon of Bithynia
Lot 637
BITHYNIA, Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian, 117-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 22mm, 6.73 g 6). AVT KAIC TRAI AΔPIANOC CЄB Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. KOI - NON / BЄIΘVNIAC Octastyle temple with three pellets in pediment. RG 48 var., SNG Copenhagen 327 var. and SNG von Aulock 287 var. (one pellet in pediment). Rare and with an attractive dark green patina. Some part of Hadrian’s hair recut, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Tetrassarion from Aegae
Lot 638
AEOLIS, Aegae. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29mm, 18.05 g 6), Eutyxos, strategos. A K M AYP CЄV AΛЄΞANΔPOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. ЄΠ CTP ЄYTY-XOYC - ΓA / AIΓAЄΩN Athena standing left, holding spear leaning against shield with left hand and patera over altar in right. BMC 28. SNG von Aulock 1600. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A nicely toned and attractive Cistophoric Tetradrachm of Claudius
Lot 639
IONIA. Ephesus. Claudius, 41-54. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 11.03 g, 7 h), 41-42. TI CLAVD CAES AVG Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. DIAN - EPHE Frontal view of tetrastyle temple of Diana at Ephesus, her cult statue within with fillets hanging from her wrists, polos on her head; the temple stands on a podium of four steps and has a pediment decorated with figures. BMC 229. BN 229. Cohen 30. RIC 119. RPC 2222. A nicely toned and well-centered example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A rare and lovely Tetrassarion from Bagis
Lot 640
LYDIA, Bagis. Crispina, Augusta, 178-182. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29mm, 15.90 g 6), Apollodoros, stephanephoros (and hiereus?) for a second time, 178-180. KPICΠEINA CEBACTH Draped bust of Crispina to right. Rev. EΠI AΠOΛΛOΔΩ TB CTEΦ BAΓEHNΩN Dionysos, wearing wreath, nude but for his cloak, standing facing, his head turned to left, holding cantharus over panther and long filleted thyrsus. BMC 23-4. RPC online 1180. SNG Copenhagen 47. Rare. A lovely example with an attractive geenish-grey patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 641
LYDIA, Hierocaesaraea. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 4.98 g 7), struck under Nero, 54-59. AΓPIΠΠINAN ΘЄAN CЄBACTHN Draped bust of Agrippina to right. Rev. IЄPOKЄCAPWN ЄΠI KAΠITWNOC Artemis standing right, with stag behind. RPC 2388. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 642
LYDIA, Sardis. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (16mm, 3.21 g 1). TI KΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Bearded head of Herakles to left. RPC 2996. SNG Copenhagen 519-20. Minor encrustations, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 643
LYDIA, Philadelphia. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 13mm, 2.80 g 9), struck under Nero, 54-59. AΓPIΠΠINA ΣЄBAΣTH Draped bust of Agrippina to right. Rev. ΦIΛAΔ - ЄΛΦЄ / ΩN N - EIKANΩP Cornucopia. BMC 57. RPC 3042. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 644
PHRYGIA, Acmoneia. Nero, 54-68. Diassarion (?) (Bronze, 19mm, 4.70 g 12), L. Servenius Capito, c.55. AVTOKPATΩP NEPΩN KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ Draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. EΠI ΛEYKIOY ΣEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOΣ AKMONEΩN Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera in his right hand and long vertical scepter with his left; to his fee, owl; in field to left, crescent. BMC 37. RPC 3170. SNG Copenhagen 26. An attractive piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 645
LYDIA, Saitta. Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 241-244. Diassarion (Bronze, 21mm, 4.44 g 6). ΦΟVΡ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛΕΙΝΑ CΑ Draped bust of Tranquillina to right, wearing stephane and with her hair bound up at the back. Rev. CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ / ΥΛΛΟC The river god Hyllos reclining to left. SNG Copenhagen 412. SNG von Aulock 3104. Dark grey-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 646
PHRYGIA, Apameia. Severan period, 193-235. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 2.70 g 5). AΠAMЄIA Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. CΩTЄIPA Hekate triformis: the left and right one holding torches in each hand; the middle one a phiale in her right hand. BMC 110-3. SNG München 131. A lovely black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 647
PHRYGIA, Cotiaeum. Time of Gallienus, 254-268. Triassarion (Bronze, 25mm, 8.89 g 6). ΔHMOC KOTIAEΩN Diademed bust of Demos to right. Rev. EΠI ΔIOΓENOΥ ΔIONΥΣIOΥ / A/Ρ/X / KOTIAEΩN Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand and eagle in right. SNG Copenhagen 317. SNG von Aulock 3776. Earthern highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 648
PHRYGIA, Hierapolis. Agrippina Junior, Augusta, 50-59. Assarion (Bronze, 16mm, 3.65 g 11), M. Antonios Kalos, struck under Nero, circa 55. AΓPIΠEINA ΣEBAΣTH Draped bust of Agrippina to right. Rev. M ANTΩNIOΣ KAΛOΣ IEΠAΠOΛEITΩN Snake coiled round staff. BMC 124. RPC 2979. Attractive black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 649
PHRYGIA, Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Assarion (16mm, 5.27 g 7), Pythes, son of Pythes. Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, lyre; to right, monogram. Rev. ΛAOΔIKEΩN Headdress of Isis; all within wreath. RPC 2905. SNG Copenhagen 517. Earthern highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 650
PHRYGIA, Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Assarion (15mm, 3.25 g 1), Pythes, son of Pythes. ΛAOΔIKEΩN Laureate head of Apollo to right; to right, lyre. Rev. ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY Altar surmounted by headdress of Isis. RPC 2903. SNG Copenhagen 510. Minor scratches on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A Diassarion from Hierapolis refering to the sanctuary of Apollo Lairbenos
Lot 651
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Time of Elagabal, 218-222. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.26 g, 6 h), ΛΑΙΡΒΗΝΟC Radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos to right. Rev. IЄΡAΠOΛЄITΩN NЄΩKOΡΩ/N Apollo standing right, holding lyre in left hand and plectrum in right. BMC 54. SNG von Aulock -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 652
PISIDIA, Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. Diassarion (23mm, 6.17 g 7). IMP CAES M AVP ANTONINVS Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANTIOCHENI COL CAE Tyche standing left, holding cornucopiae in left and olive-branch in right. Krzyzanowska Group C. SNG France -. Beautiful earthern highlights on near black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 653
LYCIA. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.25 g 7), 98-99. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β Two lyres; above, owl standing facing. BMC 11. SNG von Aulock 4268. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Hemiassarion from Perge
Lot 654
PAMPHYLIA, Perge. Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (?) (Bronze, 13mm, 2.52 g 3). TPAIANOC Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΠEP Prow; in background, lighthouse. RPC III 2689. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 655
PISIDIA, Antioch. 1st Century AD. Hemiassarion (?) (Bronze, 13mm, 1.19 g 6). ANTIOC Draped bust of Mên to left, wearing Phrygian cap. Rev. COLO Rooster to right. SNG Paris 1060. Unusually well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare and lovely Triassarion from Alexandria ad Issum
Lot 656
CILICIA, Alexandria ad Issum. Trajan, 98-117. Triassarion (?) (Bronze, 23mm, 10.23 g 11), Year 181 = 114/5. AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANOC APICT CEB ΓEPM ΔAK Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPEWN KAT ICCON ETOYC AΠP Draped bust of Plotina to right. RPC 3397. Very rare. A lovely example. Well-centered and with a most attractive greenish grey patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An attractive Diassarion from Flaviopolis-Flavias
Lot 657
CILICIA, Flaviopolis-Flavias. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 21mm, 7.58 g 1), struck under Antoninus Pius, c. 147-161. AYPHΛIOC KAICAP Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΦΛAVIOΠOΛEITωN ETO ΓΠ Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right, holding cornucopiae (?) over her right shoulder. Lindgren 1498. RPC online 5804. SNG Levante 1539. A lovely example with an exquisite green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A lovely Triassarion from Hierapolis-Castabala with a portrait of Alexander the Great
Lot 658
CILICIA, Hierapolis-Castabala. Antonine period, 138-192. Triassarion (Bronze, 27mm, 8.68 g 7). Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche to right; before, torch. RPC 4065. RPC online 5806. SNG France 2226-7. SNG Levante 1577. A lovely piece with pleasant surfaces and attractive light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 659
CILICIA, Hierapolis-Castabala. Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Triassarion (Bronze, 23mm, 9.02 g 12). M OΠEΛ ΔI ANTONINOC (sic!) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, seen from behind. Rev. IEPOΠO KACTABA - IEPOC Agonistic urn between two torches. SNG Paris 2242. Earthern highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 660
CILICIA, Pompeiopolis. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Triassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 9.33 g 12), CY 96 = 30/1. Head of Pompey the Great to right; behind, E; before, star. Rev. ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN (date) Athena standing left, holding spear, shield and Nike. RPC I 4002. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Hemiassarion from Rhosus
Lot 661
CILICIA, Rhosus. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (?) (Bronze, 14mm, 2.68 g 11), Year 148 = 106/7. ET HMP Bust of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. PΩCEΩN Pomegranate attached to aphlaston. RPC 3406. Very rare. A lovely coin with a beautiful green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An apparently unpublished variety of an extremely rare Tetradrachm from Tarsus
Lot 662
CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26mm, 13.55 g 11). [AYT KAI TPA ΠAP Y ΘE NEP Y TPAIA AΔPIANOC / Π - Π Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, seen from behind. Rev. AΔPIANOC TAPCEΩN / [MH]TPOΠ-[OΛEΩC] Decastyle temple on podium with steps; eagle in pediment; KOINOC (sic!) KIΛIKIAC. RPC -, cf. 3274 (laureate head left and wreath in pediment). Highly interesting. An apparently unpublished variety of an extremely rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Drachm of Diadumenian
Lot 663
CILICIA, Tarsus. Diadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218. Drachm (Silver, 22mm, 3.95 g 6). M OΠ ANTOΩNINOC KAICAP Bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. TAPCOV MHTPOΠ Nike flying left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. SNG France 1556. Very rare. Minor metal flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Triassarion from Caesaraea-Eusebia
Lot 664
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Triassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 11.49 g), RY 19 = 134/5. AYT AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev. KAIC TWN ΠP APΓAIW / ET IΘ Mount Argaios surmounted by Helios standing left, holding globe in right hand and scepter in left. RPC III 3151 corr. (reverse legend). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 665
CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29mm, 14.30 g 5), RY 16 = 212/3. A K M AYP ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ANT KOΛΩNI TYANΩN / ЄT IϚ Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears. SNG von Aulock 6552. Earthern highlights on green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 666
COMMAGENE , Samosata. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Triassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 11.77 g 6). Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC ΠEPTINAZ CEB Laureate head of Septimius Severus to left. Rev. ΦΛA CAMOCATEWN THC MHTΠOΠO Two turreted heads of Tyche vis-à-vis. BMC 119.31. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG München 388. SNG von Aulock -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 667
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, with Agrippina Junior, as Caesar, 50-54. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 6.28 g 12). AΓPIΠΠEINHC CEBACTHC Draped bust of Agrippina to left, with her hair in braid. Rev. NEPωNOC KAICAPOC ΓEPMANIKOY Bare-headed and draped bust of Nero to left. McAlee 273. Prieur 69. RPC 4170. Attractively toned. Struck slightly off center as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 668
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Domitian, 81-96. As (Bronze, 25mm, 14.15 g 12). IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG Laureate head of Domitian to left. Rev. Large S C within wreath. RPC II 2023. Black patina with some corrosion. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 669
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 13.72 g 6), 242. AVTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATO B Eagle, wings spread, standing facing, head turned left and holding wreath in beak; crescent over ram below. McAlee 872. Prieur 295. Struck in good silver without the usual porosity. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An impressive Tetradrachm of Philip I with a great portrait
Lot 670
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 12.09 g 6), 246. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV CЄB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟVCΙΑC / S - C / MON VRB Eagle standing facing, on ground line, with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. Minor porosity, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 671
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.78 g 1). AYT K M OΠ CE MAKPEINOC CEB Laureate head of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠATOC Π Π Eagle standing facing, his head turned to left, with wreath in his beak and his wings spread; between his legs, star. Prieur 1180. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An outstanding Tetradrachm of Hadrian with Sabina
Lot 672
Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25mm, 13.28 g 10), with the Empress Sabina, year 13 = 128/9. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. CΑΒΙΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ LΙΓ Draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing a stephane and with her twisted around the top of her head. Dattari 1249. Geissen 997. RPC III 5729. A very nice example with a fine dark patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 673
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23mm, 13.04 g 1), RY 19 = 134/5. AVT KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CEB Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Rev. L ЄN - NЄAKΔ Bust of Nilus to right, wearing taenia and slight drapery, and holding cornucopiae over his right shoulder. Dattari (Savio) 7450-1. Emmett 875.19. Köln 1147. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 674
EGYPT, Alexandria. Aurelian, with Vaballathus, 270-275. Tetradrachm (Bronze, 21mm, 9.72 g 12), Year 1 = 270. AK Λ ΔOM AVPHΛIANOC CЄB / L A Laureate and draped bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. IACO VABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN V AVT Laureate and draped bust of Vabalathus to right. Dattari 5421. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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