nomos 7
15 May 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 158
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 3.75 g 11), Rome, moneyer P. Licinius Stolo, 17 BC. AVGVSTVS TR POT Augustus, laureate and wearing armor and cloak, riding right, holding patera in his right hand. Rev. P.STOLO / III VIR Apex flaminis or Flamen’s cap between two studded sacred shields ancilia. BMC 76. BN 300-301. Cohen 439. RIC 344. Very rare. Porous and with traces of a banker’s mark on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 159
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Sestertius of heavy weight (Orichalcum, 36.90 g 6), Rome, under the moneyer C. Gallius Lupercus, 16 BC. OB / CIVIS / SERVATOS in three lines above, within and below an oak wreath flanked by two laurel branches. Rev. C.GALLIVS.C.F.LVPERCVS.IIIVIR.AAAFF around large SC. BMC 171 note. BN 414. Cohen 434. RIC 377, note. Very rare, possibly only the third known example - including the mounted example in Paris. An impressive piece with even surfaces. With a ‘Tiber ‘or ‘River’ patina and some porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 160
Claudius, AD 41-54. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 24.50 g, 7 h), 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. An attractive piece with a lovely green patina, overlaid by some deposits on the reverse. Very minor pit on the obverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 162
Domitian. AD 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.02 g 6), Rome, September - December, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII separated by a cippus inscribed with LVD/SAEC/FEC; all within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top with a medallion. BMC 137. BN 126. Cohen 70. RIC 604. A rare, attractive and toned piece, struck in honor of the Secular Games. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 163
Domitilla Junior, sister of Domitian. Died before AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 3.60 g 6), struck under Domitian, Rome, 82-83. DIVA DOMITILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Domitilla to right, her hair bound up in long plait at the back. Rev. FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder. BMC 137 (Titus). BN 102 (Titus). RIC¹ 71 (Titus); RIC² 157 (Domitian). Very rare. Toned and with an interesting portrait of Domitilla, struck by her brother Domitian. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 164
Anonymous issues. Time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, AD 81-161. Quadrans (Bronze, 14mm, 2.32 g 6), Rome. Galley, with oars out and with a full sail, traveling to left. Rev. Dolphin swimming to right. Cohen VIII, p. 272, 58 var (galley sailing to right with two crewmen). A. Mlasowsky, Die antiken Tesseren im Kestner-Museum Hannover (Hannover, 1991), p. 44, 38. RIC -. Very rare. With a nice green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 165
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
Lot 166
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 27.29 g 6), Rome, 104. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Pax standing facing, turned slightly to left and treading on a Dacian prisoner with her right foot, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left. BMC 801. Cohen 407. Hill 190. RIC 503. With an attractive dark green and brown patina. Some minor smoothing in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 167
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.22 g 6), Rome, c. 105. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery on far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C Trajan, in armor, on horseback to right, hurling spear at fallen Dacian below him. BMC 839. BN 405. C. 508. Hill 216. RIC 543. A superb coin with a fine portrait and an exceptionally attractive, deep green patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 168
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.20 g 7), 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR Radiate and draped bust of Sol to right. BMC 624. BN 887. C. 188. Hill 758. RIC 326. Nicely toned, an elegant coin. A few minor scratches under the toning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 169
Marciana, sister of Trajan. Augusta, circa AD 105-112/4. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.36 g 7), Rome, 114. DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA Diademed and draped bust of Marciana to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle with spread wings walking to left on sceptre; head turned right. Cohen 4. RIC 743. Rare. Well struck, toned and with an elegant portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 170
Hadrian. AD 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 7.47 g 7), Rome, 138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Bare head of Hadrian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left, holding eagle with wreath in its beak in her right hand and palm branch in her left. BMC 767. Calicó 1397. Cohen 1459. Hill 908. RIC 284a. Rare. With an attractive and bold portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12800 CHF
Estimate: 16000 CHF
Lot 171
Didius Julianus. AD 193. Denarius (Silver, 3.10 g 6), Rome, 28 March-May/June 193. IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate and bearded head of Didius Julianus to right. Rev. CONCORD MILIT Concordia standing facing, her head turned to left, holding a legionary eagle in her right hand and a vexillum in her left. BMC 2. C 2 (corr.). RIC 1. Lightly toned and with a very noble potrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 172
Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 4.68 g 6), Laodicea, 202. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. COS III P P Victory walking left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. BMC 732. Cohen 102. RIC 526. A beautifully struck and very heavy example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 375 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 173
Divus Septimius Severus. Died AD 211. Denarius (Silver, 3.31 g 6), struck under Caracalla, Rome, mid to late 211. DIVO SEVERO PIO Bare head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle with spread wings standing facing on globe, his head to left. BMC 21 (Caracalla). Cohen 84. RIC 191 c (Caracalla). Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 174
Julia Domna, Augusta, AD 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 3.04 g, 7 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 216. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. VENVS GENETRIX Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding scepter in her left. BMC 23B. Cohen 212. Hill 1536. RIC 388c. A superb and lustrous coin with an excellent portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 175
Caracalla. AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 3.15 g 7), Rome, 208. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P XI COS III / PROF Caracalla, in military dress and holding a transverse spear in his right hand, riding a horse walking to right. BMC 572. Cohen 511. RIC 107. A lightly toned piece with a splendid youthful portrait of Caracalla. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 425 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 176
Caracalla. AD 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 2.96 g 7), Rome, early 212. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate and bearded head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XV COS III P P Elephant walking to right, its body and legs covered by net-like armor or padding. BMC 47. Cohen 208. RIC 199. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 575 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 177
Geta. AD 209-211. Denarius (Silver, 3.94 g 7), Rome, 211. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT Laureate and bearded head of Geta to right. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG V Liberalitas standing facing, her head turned to left, holding abacus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. BMC 65. Cohen 68. Hill 1281. RIC 88. An excellent, toned piece, struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 178
Macrinus. AD 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 3.10 g 12), Rome, March-June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 66. Clay Issue 3. Cohen 33. RIC 73. Toned and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 179
Diadumenian. As Caesar, AD 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 3.10 g 12), Rome, late July 217 - end February 218. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right, seen from the front. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Diadumenian standing left, in military dress, his head to right, holding standard in his right hand and scepter in his left; behind him to right, two standards. BMC 87. Cohen 3. RIC 102. With a remarkably attractive and expressive portrait bust in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 180
Julia Soaemias. Augusta, AD 218-222. Denarius (Silver, 3.21 g 12), Rome. IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right. Rev. IVNO REGINA Juno, veiled, standing right, holding long scepter in her left hand and palladium on her extended right. BMC 40. Cohen 3. RIC 237. A fine piece with a good portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 325 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 181
Julia Maesa. Augusta, AD 218-224/5. Denarius (Silver, 3.35 g 7), Rome, 220-222. IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITAS Felicitas standing facing, her head to left, holding patera over burning altar in her right hand and long caduceus in her left; to right, star of eight rays. BMC 79. Cohen 45. RIC 271. Lustrous and of exceptional quality. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 182
Julia Paula. Augusta, AD 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 3.13 g 11), Rome. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right, her hair in three waves and bound up in a queue at the back. Rev. CONCORDIA Concordia seated left on throne, holding a patera in her right hand; to left, star in field. BMC 172. Cohen 6. RIC 211. Lustrous and with a lovely portrait of the young empress. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 183
Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Medallion (Bimetallic, copper and orichalcum, 37mm, 40 g 12), Rome, 224. IMP CAES M AVREL SEV ALEXANDER AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P III COS P P The Amphitheatrum Flavianum (”The Colosseum”). It is shown from the front, with four stories: the first with arches, the second with arches containing statues, the third with flat-topped pedimented niches containing statues, and the fourth with square windows and circular clupea; in a bird’s eye view the circular interior can also be seen with two tiers of spectators. Outside, to left, Severus Alexander stands right sacrificing over a low altar; behind him is the Meta Sudans and a large statue of Sol. To right, a two-storied distyle building with two pediments and a male statue (Jupiter?) before. Apparently unpublished, but see Gnecchi II, p. 80, 9 (obverse) and Gnecchi III, p. 42 = Toynbee pl. 29, 7 (the reverse). See also BMC 156-157 and Cohen 468 for sestertii with the same types (but dating to 223). Unique and of great importance. With a fine and attractive green patina and a portrait in high relief. Some minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 184
Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 2.98 g 11), Rome, 224. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P III COS P P Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand to feed a snake coiled around an altar to left, and resting her left arm on the back of her throne. BMC 176. Cohen 255. RIC 42. Lightly toned and beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 185
Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Denariius (Silver, 3.05 g 12), Rome, 225. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. VIRTVS AVG Virtus, in military dress, standing right, holding spear in his right hand and resting his left on his shield. BMC 278. Cohen 576. RIC 182. Lustrous and struck on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 186
Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 3.26 g 11), Rome, 236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. VOTIS / DECENNA / LIBVS within laurel wreath. BMC 38. Cohen 117. RIC 17. Scarce, and with a fine idealized portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 187
Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 2.95 g 12), Rome, late 236-237. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing facing, her head to left, holding olive branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. BMC 144. Cohen 37. RIC 19. Nicely centered and struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 188
Maximus. Caesar, AD 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 3.02 g 6), Rome, 236-238. MAXIMVS CAES GERM Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Maximus standing left, holding baton in his right hand a and transverse spear in his left; behind, two standards. BMC 211. Cohen 10. RIC 3. With a sharply struck and very attractive portrait of the young prince. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 189
Gordian II. AD 238. Denarius (Silver, 3.40 g 6), Rome. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left; to left, at her feet, globe. BMC 19. Cohen 5. RIC 1. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 190
Gordian III. AD 238-244. Medallion (Silver, 32mm, 22.90 g 1), with traces of an originally gilded surface, Rome, 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to left, with a visible mustache and long sideburns. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGVSTI The three Monetae standing facing, their heads to left, each holding a scale in her right hand over a pile of coins at her feet, and each holding a cornucopiae in her left. Cf. Cohen 30 (this type but in bronze). Cf. Cohen 31 = RIC 133 (similar but obverse bust to right). Extermely rare and of remarkably fine quality. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95000 CHF
Estimate: 85000 CHF
Lot 191
Gordian III. AD 238-244. Medallion (Bimetallic, copper and orichalcum, 37mm, 65.96 g 12), Rome, 243-244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, holding a spear over his right shoulder with his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder; on the shield, emperor riding left over a prostrate enemy, with Victory before him and a soldier behind. Rev. PAX AETERNA At the center, Sol, his right hand raised in salutation and holding a legionary standard in his left, standing facing in a facing quadriga; to left, legionary standard; below, reclining figures of the Euphrates and the Tigris facing each other; to right, Gordian, in military dress, standing left and sacrificing over altar to left; behind him, legionary standard and Victory, raising her right hand to crown him with a wreath. Cohen 172. Gnecchi II, p. 89, 24 and pl. 104, 7 (same obverse die). Very rare and impressive. Outer (copper) rim slightly corroded and with some deposits, but overall with a fine green patina, and with a fine high relief portrait. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 192
Philip I. AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.24 g 7), Rome, 247-249. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS Legionary eagle and three standards. Cohen 50. RIC 62. Very nicely struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 193
Philip I. AD 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.82 g 4), Antioch, 248. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Cohen 8 var. RIC 82 var. Sharp, attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 194
Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 4.62 g 12), Rome, 251. IMP C VIB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallus to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. CONCORD AVGG Concordia seated left, holding a patera in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. Cohen -. J. Fitz, Der Geldumlauf der römischen Provinzen im Donaugebiet Mitte des 3. Jahrhunders (Budapest, 1978), pp. 390-1 and 411 n. 115 (probably this coin cited). RIC -. Aparently unique, a coin of great numismatic importance. Toned and with a most interesting portrait, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 195
Gallienus. AD 253-268. Aureus (Gold, 2.18 g 6), Rome, 261-262. GALLIENVM AVG SENATVS Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. GENIVS AVG The Genio Augusti standing left, wearing modius on his head and with cloak around his shoulders, holding patera in his right hand and cornucopia with his left; to right, legionary standard. A. Alföldi, Studien zur Geschichte der Weltkrise des 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. (Darmstadt, 1967) p. 60, 2 (an aureus with this obverse but a different reverse = Cohen 676, ex Tanini). Calicó -. Göbl, Pl. 36, 401 and 403 (this obverse, but on antoniniani), and 416L (this reverse). RIC -. Extremely rare, probably unique, and hitherto unpublished. Minor flan crack and some flatness from striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 196
Probus. AD 276-282. Medallion (Billon, 37.30 g 6), Rome, 279. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG Laureate bust of Probus to left, wearing consular robes, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand and resting his left at his side. Rev. MONETA AVG The three Monetae, each holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left and each with a pile of coins at her feet to left; the Monetae at left and right, standing left, the one at the center facing. Gnecchi vol. II, pl. 120, 10. Extremely rare. Some wear but with traces of the original silvered surface. Obverse deliberately rubbed and scratched in ancient times, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 197
Diocletian & Maximianus. AD 286-305. Half-Follis, or possibly an Octodrachm (Bronze, 21mm, 7.01 g 12), Alexandria, but struck from dies engraved in either Siscia or Antioch, c. 298. DIOCLETIANVS AVG Radiate bust of Diocletian to right, seen from behind. Rev. MAXIMIANVS AVG Radiate bust of Maximianus to right, seen from behind. J.-P. Garnier, Comptoir Français de l’Or, FPL February 1985, 222. Hunter IV, pl. CLXXXIII, 386. RIC V, 338 (but with the incorrect obverse legend, see pl. X, 6). Sear 12970. Vagi, pp 88 and 486. M. Weder, SMB 145, 1987, pp-12-19. Very rare. Dark patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 64
Lot 198
Diocletian. 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18mm, 3.17 g 6), Siscia, 294-295. DIOCLETIANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM Four Tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with eight turrets. Jelocnik 1. RIC VI, 32a. Sharply struck and nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 199
Diocletian. AD 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 3.33 g 12), Thessalonica, c. 302. DIOCLETIANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / .T.S.Γ. Camp gate with three turrets and open door. RIC 15a. Very rare and unusually nice. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1650 CHF
Lot 200
Maximianus, First reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 2.77 g 6), Siscia, c. 294. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over a tripod altar before the gate of a camp with eight towers. RIC 32 b. Beautifully toned and in superb condition. Tiny scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 201
Constantius I. As Caesar, AD 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 3.32 g 6), Siscia, c. 295. CONSTANTIVS CAESAR Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / SIS Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over a tripod altar before the gate of a camp with six towers. Cf. RIC 53 (but unpublished for Constantius Caesar). Very rare. Perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 202
Constantius I. As Caesar, AD 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 3.36 g 12), Nicomedia, c. 295. CONSTANTIVS CAESAR Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG / SMNΓ Camp gate with with doors thrown back and four turrets. RIC 21. Very rare. Nicely centered and struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 203
Maximinus II. As Caesar, AD 305-309. Argenteus (Silver, 3.16 g 11), Antioch, 8th officina, May-June 305. MAXIMINVS CAESAR Laureate head of Maximinus Caesar to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / *ANTH* Camp gate with open arch and three turrets. RIC -. SMB 243, September 2001, pl. 71, 7 (this coin). Extremely rare, one of three known examples, all from different obverse dies). Right edge damaged from being exposed to fire in ancient times, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 204
Constantine I. As Caesar, AD 306-309. Multiple of 2 Aurei (Gold, 10.63 g 12), Rome, 307. CONSTANTINVS NOB CAESAR Radiate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVT / P R Constantine, laureate and in military attire, standing left, raising right hand in salute and holding a long scepter in his left; to left, legionary standard. Bastien, Donativa, p. 71, c. Carson p. 69, 98 (same dies). Cohen 405 var. (aureus). RIC 142. Extremely rare. A coin of great importance, the second example known. Various marks consistent with having been found in the sea, some minor bangs and flan faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 80000 CHF
Lot 205
Ricimer. Patrician and Master of Soldiers, AD 457-472. Solidus, in the name of Leo I, 457-473 (Gold, 4.56 g 6), Rome, 461-467 or 465-467. D N LEO PERPE-TVVS AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / R - M / CONOB Emperor, crowned and in military dress, standing facing, holding a long cross in his right hand and Victory on a globe in his left, and treading on a human-headed serpent with his right foot. Depeyrot 52/2 (under Libius Severus). Lacam pl.16-2, 4 = Monnnaies et Médailles 43 (1970), 530 (same dies). RIC 2518 (during the interregnum). Extremely rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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