nomos 7
15 May 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 100
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 450-425 BC. Triobol (Silver, 3.20 g 12). san Chimaera prowling to left. Rev. inverted san Dove flying to right; below right, inverted Τ (= triobolon); all within incuse square. BCD 163. CNG 81 (2009), 2048 (ex BCD, same dies). SNG Cop 21 = Traité 739, pl. CCXIX, 16. Extremely rare, probably the finest known example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 101
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 400-350 BC. Tritartemorion or 3/4 Obol (Silver, 0.68 g 6). Apollo seated right on rock, holding bow in his left hand and resting his right on the rock. Rev. ΣΕ within olive wreath tied on the right. BCD Peloponnesos 266 var. BMC 84 var. Very rare. Struck on a slightly tight flan but in high relief and in unusually fine condition for this type. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 102
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 400-350 BC. Tritartemorion or 3/4 Obol (Silver, 0.63 g 1). Apollo seated on boulder to right, holding lyre on his left knee with his left hand and resting his right hand on the rock Rev. ΣΕ within olive wreath tied on the left. BCD Peloponnesos 267 var. BMC 83. CNG 91 (2012), 201 var. (Apollo is seated on a throne). Very rare. Clear and well centered. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 975 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 103
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.16 g 3). ΣΕ Chimaera walking left, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove, with open wings, flying left within wreath; below dove’s head, Ν. BCD Peloponnesos 218. BMC 57. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 104
PHLIASIA, Phlious. Circa 280-270 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.66 g 7). Bull butting to left, head lowered and turned to face the viewer. Rev. Φ Ivy wreath with four inner leaves, tied at the bottom and with a rosette of seven berries at the top. BCD Peloponnesos 136 (this coin). BMC 18 ff. Attractively toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 105
ACHAIA, Aigai. Late 5th-early 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.74 g 9). Α - Ι - C Forepart of a goat to right. Rev. ΑΙCΑΙΟΝ Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy. BCD Peloponnesos 391 (this coin. Weber 3945 (same dies). Rare. An unusually nice example, toned and of very fine style. Perhaps the finest of all known late hemidrachms from Aigai. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 106
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.57 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, ΠΑ; to left, ΓΑ; to right, Α; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 505. BMC 36. Clerk 63. Sharp and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 107
ELIS, Olympia. 111th Olympiad. 336 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.12 g 12). ϜΑ Head of Hera to right, wearing stephanos inscribed FΑΛΕΙΩΝ, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Eagle with spread wings standing left on rock, head turned back to right; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia 159 var. (same obverse die). Seltman, Temple 343 (dies FG/ιχ). Very rare. A coin of splendid style and attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 108
ELIS, Achaian League. Elis. Circa 86-50 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.48 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, monogram of ΠΑΧΕ; to left, Ϝ; to right, Α; below, ΝΙ above thunderbolt; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 675. Clerk 241. Rare. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 109
MESSENIA, Korone. Circa 100-50 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.46 g 12), year Ζ = 7. Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. Κ-ΟΡ / Ζ Bunch of grapes within ivy wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 785 (this coin). BMC 3. Grandjean pl. XXVI, 5. SNG Lockett 2484 (same obverse die). Rare and very nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 110
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 450-430/20 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.94 g 12). Forepart of wolf at bay to left, with both legs extended and head erect; along truncation to right, Σ. Rev. Α within shallow incuse square containing two slightly deeper incuses above and a pellet below the cross bar. BCD Peloponnesos 1029 (this coin). BMC 14. Very rare variety. Nicely toned, well struck and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 111
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 370-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.19 g 12). Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane ornamented with palmettes, an earring and a pearl necklace, and with her hair falling down the back of her neck; along the top of the stephane, almost imperceptible letters. Rev. ΑΡΓΕΙΩΝ Two dolphins swimming in a circle to the left; between them, crab swimming downwards. BCD Peloponnesos 1061 (this coin). BMC 40. SNG Lockett 2495 (same dies). Extremely rare. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 112
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 370-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 11.99 g 5). Head of Hera to right, her hair flowing down the back of her neck, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, earring and necklace of pearls. Rev. ΑRΓΕΙΩΝ Two dolphins swimming in a circle to left; between them, Corinthian helmet right between Ε-Μ. BCD Peloponnesos 1066 (this coin). BMC -. A. Löbbecke, Griechische Münzen aus meiner Sammlung IV(ZfN 17, 1890), p. 6 and pl. I, 8 = Traité III, 617 (same dies). Extremely rare, the second example known. Some striking flatness but beautifully toned and struck on a broad flan, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 57000 CHF
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 113
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Summer 363 - Spring 362 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.13 g 9), signed on the reverse by the magistrate Oly(mpios). Laureate head of Zeus Lykaios to left. Rev. Youthful Pan, nude and with his head facing, seated to left on a rock that is covered by his mantle, holding a lagobolon in his right hand and resting his left elbow on the rock; to left, Arkadian League monogram; at the foot of the rock, syrinx and, in small letters, ΟΛV. BCD Peloponnesos 1512(this coin). BMC 48 = Kraay/Hirmer 512 (same dies). D. Gerin, “Les statères de la ligue Arcadienne,” SNR 65 (1986) p. 17, 22 (this coin). Jameson 1276 (same dies). Kunstfreund 203 (same dies). Very rare. Beautifully toned, of superb late Classical style, and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220000 CHF
Estimate: 275000 CHF
Lot 114
ARKADIA, Pheneos. Circa 360-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.13 g 10). Head of Demeter to right, wearing grain wreath, elaborate disc and crescent earring with pendants, and pearl necklace. Rev. ΦΕΝΕΩΝ Hermes, nude but for his petasos and for a cloak over his shoulders, partially facing and moving to the left, holding a kerykeion in his right hand; his head is turned back to right to gaze at the infant Arkas, whom he holds on his left arm with his left hand and who raises his right hand towards Hermes’ face. BCD Peloponnesos 1617 (this coin). BMFA 1265 (same dies). Shultz 3.4, dies V2/R2 (this coin). Very rare. A lovely, toned and sharply struck coin of great freshness, beauty, and style. The finest known example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 210000 CHF
Estimate: 250000 CHF
Lot 115
ARKADIA, Achaian League. Tegea. Early 1st century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.32 g 2). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, monogram of ΘΗ; to left, Τ; to right, Ε; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 1746. BMC 130-131. Clerk 226. Rare. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 116
CYCLADES, Naxos. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.83 g 1), Leokr(ates), c. 250 BC. Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΞΙ / ΛΕΩΚΡ Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 2 (D2-R2, same dies, but this piece unlisted). Very rare. Beautifully struck, of unusually fine quality and lightly toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 117
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.42 g). Head of a bearded hero to left, wearing a helmet in the form of the scalp of a sea monster; below, tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter-Liewald (SNR 2002), 17b. SNG von Aulock 7291 (hekte). Von Fritze -. Very rare. With a remarkable late Archaic head of Herakles. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 118
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Electrum, 16.13 g), c. 380 BC. Head of bearded Pan to left, with goat’s ear and ivy wreath; below truncation, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1564. Gulbenkian 662-664. SNG Paris 330. Von Fritze 191. Very attractively toned and of splendid late classical style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 47000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 119
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Electrum, 16.10 g), c. 380 BC. Head of youthful Pan to right, wearing an ivy wreath and with a goat’s ear; below truncation, tunny fish to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Jameson 1418a. SNG Paris 331. Von Fritze 192. Very rare. A splendid, toned example, perfectly centered and well-struck in high relief. Almost imperceptible old scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 120
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Electrum, 15.95 g), c. 350 BC. Dionysos, nude and holding a thyrsos, reclining left on the back of a panther prancing to left; below his feet, tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1568. Jameson 2571. von Fritze -. Very rare. With a lovely patina; an elegant coin of fine style. Slightly weakly struck and very slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 121
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 394-350 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.45 g 4). Head of the hunter Actaeon to left, with stag’s horn above his forehead. Rev. Forepart of Pegsos to right within shallow incuse square. Baldwin, Lampsakos 33b-c, pl. III, 15-16 (same obverse die). Gulbenkian 694. SNG France1145. Extremely rare. A spectacular coin of great beauty. Minor marks on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 112000 CHF
Estimate: 140000 CHF
Lot 122
MYSIA, Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.48 g 6). ΠΑ - ΡΙ Bull standing left, head turned back to right. Rev. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes. SNG Paris 1357. A very attractive and fresh example. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 123
MYSIA, Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.60 g 1). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG France 1557 = de Luynes 2492. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. An exceptional piece of great beauty. Very minor striking fault on the obverse and on the edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 96000 CHF
Estimate: 120000 CHF
Lot 124
KINGS of PERGAMON. Eumenes I. 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.18 g 1), 263-255/250. Diademed head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena seated left on backless throne;, holding, by the edge with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion, with her spear held downwards over her left shoulder and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG France 1606-1609. Westermark Group II. Toned steel gray and with a powerful and dramatic portrait struck in high relief. Some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4250 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 125
LESBOS, Unattributed early mint. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Billon, 11.31 g). Two calf’s heads confronted, forming a single facing head; between them, laurel tree. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 285. SNG von Aulock 1682. Traité I, pl. XV, 14. Toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 126
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.55 g 5), c. 500 BC. Ram’s head to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right; behind, rectangle divided into two squares; all incuse. BMC 7-9. Bodenstedt 16. SNG von Aulock 1688/7719. Rare. An attractive pair of animal heads. Rooster’s head off the flan as usual, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 127
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.46 g 3), c. 450/440 BC. Head of Silenos, three-quarters facing to right, bald and with a full beard and a goat’s ear. Rev. Head of a lion with open jaws to right; all within shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 36.3 (this coin). Gulbenkian 704. SNG von Aulock 7725 (this coin). Very rare. With an elegant and masterfully depicted head of Silenos. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 128
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.53 g 3), c. 450/440 BC. Head of Silenos to right, bald and wearing a diadem. Rev. Two opposed ram’s heads with a palemette between them; all within a shallow incuse square. BMC 40. Bodenstedt 37 (d/δ). SNG von Aulock 1700. An attractive, lightly toned piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 129
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.55 g 11), c. 340 BC. Youthful head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bearded head of Silenos facing, bald and with two animal ears; all within linear square. BMFA 1723. Bodenstedt 90 (m/ρ). An attractive, lightly toned example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 130
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.31 g). Lily-shaped ornament (”fleur-de-lis”). Rev. Two irregular incuse squares, one slightly larger than the other. Linzalone 1141 (this coin). Weidauer -. Extremely rare, apparently unique. Struck on an uneven flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Lot 131
IONIA, Klazomenai. Circa 499-494 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 6.98 g). Forepart of winged boar flying to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 3. Boston 1847. Kraay / Hirmer 607. SNG Lockett 2788. SNG von Aulock 1981. Rare. An attractive, toned example with some slight deposits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 132
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 525 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.59 g). Head of eagle to left with frontal eye and hooked beak; dotted neck truncation; below, seal swimming to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt -. Unpublished, except for Nomos 3 (2010), 130 and Triton XV, 2012, 1228 (same dies). Extremely rare. A lovely piece, bold and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6250 CHF
Lot 133
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.54 g), c. 500 BC. Forepart of lion to left, eating prey held in its forepaws; above left, seal to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 21. Bodenstedt 36. A very rare variety. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5250 CHF
Spectacular example of late Archaic miniature art
Lot 134
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.52 g), struck in the 490s. Facing head of Silenos with wide, open eyes, broad beard and long mustache. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 43, -/θ. A spectacular, toned example of late Archaic miniature art, carefully struck and beautifully centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 135
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.52 g), c. 380-360. Head of youthful Pan to left, with goat’s horn and animal ear; behind, here off the flan, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 73 (b/γ). SNG von Aulock 7950. An attractive piece with an intriguing, almost ferocious head of Pan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 136
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.05 g 1), circa 390. Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΗΓΗΣΙΑΝΑΞ / ΣΑ Forepart of an ox to right, wearing an ornamental collar and with a dotted truncation; to left olive branch; below right, monogram within circle. Barron 120a (O54/R117, this coin). Attractive, toned and well struck. Some uncleaned horn silver adhering to the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 137
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 310-300 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 6.57 g 5), Asklepiades. Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΣΑ / ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ[ΗΣ] Forepart of an ox to right, with a dotted truncation and an olive branch to right. Barron p. 214, 2 b (this coin). Attractively toned and struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 138
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Perikles and Vedrei. Circa 380-370 BC. 1/6 Stater (Silver, 10mm, 1.18 g 9). ‘WEDEWIE’ On the left, lion leaping right and attacking a bull that collapses to left. Rev.PERIKLE’ Head of Athena facing, turned slightly to left, wearing crested helmet adorned with a sphinx on each side. Falghera 214. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 481. SNG Von Aulock 4247-8. An attractive, toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 139
CARIA, Knidos. Circa 411-405/4 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.12 g 6). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. ΚΝΙ Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a plain sphendone, wearing a plain necklace and with a beaded neck truncation; all within incuse square. Cahn -, but from his Series VI.2 (for some closely comparable dies see, obverse V 57 and reverse R 74). Cf. SNG Copenhagen 256 (Cahn 120). Cf. SNG Lockett 2888 (Cahn 113). Apparently an unpublished variant of one of the latest 5th century issues of Knidos. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 140
ISLANDS off CARIA, Kos. Circa 355-335 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.68 g 6), Aristion. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΡΙΣΤΙΩΝ // ΚΩΙΩΝ Crab with club below; border of dots; all within an incuse square. BMC -. Ingvaldsen series VII 12 var. Very rare. A very attractive toned example. Very slight traces of double striking on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 141
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 360-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.20 g 1). Head of Helios, three quarters facing turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; to left, facing head of Helios; to right, Α; all within shallow incuse square. Ashton 86 (this coin). Hurter, Klazomenai, pl. VII, O (this coin). Apparently unique. Of very fine style and with a most unusual symbol. Lightly toned. A few very minor scrapes, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 142
CILICIA, Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.09 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing simple necklace and an Attic helmet with crest adorned by a griffin on the bowl and a palmette on the neckpiece. Rev. ΣΟ Bunch of grapes within a lozenge-shaped incuse square. SNG France 167-170. SNG Levante 45. A very rare variant. Beautifully toned and very well struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 143
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.55 g 3), Babylon, circa 311-305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to right, monogram within wreath; to left, ΜΙ. Hoover, HGC 9, 3a. Price 3748 var. SC 81.2 var. SNG Munich 759. SNG Saroglos 167. Rare. Well struck, well centered and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 144
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. Joint reign with Seleukos I, 294-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.89 g 12), uncertain mint in Drangiana. Head of Seleukos I to right, wearing helmet covered in a panther skin and adorned with a bull’s ear and horn. Rev. barbarized inscription Nike walking to right, placing a wreath on a trophy to right. A. Houghton, Notes on the early Seleucid Victory Coinage of ¨Persepolis¨, SNR 59 (1980), pl. 2, 2-5. SC 226. SNG Spaer 313. A rare and curious coin, struck in one of the outlying districts of the Seleukid Empire. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 145
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.52 g 12), Miletos, c. 250 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left; to left, monogram of ΠΑΥC. A. Houghton, Tarik Darreh (Kangavar) Hoard, ANSMN 25 (1980), 34 = Price 3785 = SC 548a (this coin). Extremely rare. A lovely coin of fine style, well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6250 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 146
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Quadruple (Bronze, 35mm, 40.70 g 12), Antioch, c. 169-168 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1412. SMA 59. SNG Spaer 979. SC 1412. SMA 59. SNG Spaer 979. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 147
PHOENICIA, Marathos. Circa 220s BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.03 g 12), struck in the name of Alexander III. Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with wreath and stylus; to left, monogram of ΜΑΡΑΘ. BMC pl. XLII, A = De Luynes 3164 = Rouvier 781 (same dies). Houghton 940 (but attributed to Alexander Balas in error; same dies). Very rare. Some areas flatly struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 148
EGYPT. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.19 g 10), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ Ο. Price 3971. A remarkably fine example of this desirable type. Toned and of the finest style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 149
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.53 g 12), Alexandria, c. 313-311. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, wearing elephant’s scalp headdress and an aegis, and with the horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. Prow of galley to right, adorned with one large and one small protective eye. Gulbenkian 1071 = Jameson 999. Svoronos 25 and pl. I, 22-23. Extremely rare, one of four examples known, the only example in private hands. Minor marks and struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 128000 CHF
Estimate: 160000 CHF
Lot 150
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.16 g, 12 h), Alexandria, 316 BC. Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing elephant’s scalp, horn of Ammon and aegis. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, vertical thunderbolt; below throne, monogram. SNG Copenhagen 11. Svoronos 22. Zervos B-IX. An unusually fine example struck in high relief. Graffito in the form of a monogram of ΗΡ on the reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 151
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.52 g 1), Alexandria, c. 311-306 BC. Head of the deified Alexander III to right, wearing mitra of Dionysos and elephant skin headdress, with aegis around his neck, and with horn of Ammon on his forehead Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing right, hurling spear with her right hand and with shield over her extended left arm; to left, monogram; to right, monogram and eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to right. Svoronos 139. SNG Copenhagen 23. Beautifully toned and very well struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Lot 152
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305-282 BC. Stater (Gold, 7.04 g 1), Kyrene, 305-304. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, with aegis tied around his neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Charioteer (Alexander the Great), holding thunderbolt and reins, standing left in a chariot car drawn by a quadriga of elephants to left; in exergue, branch with apples of the Hesperides. BMC Cyrene p. 73, 1. Naville 239. Svoronos 101 and pl. IV, 1-2. Very rare. Usual die break on the obverse and a number of minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 153
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Pentakaidekadrachm (Silver, 52.55 g 12), Alexandria. Diademed and veiled bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet between two laureate pilei. Hazard c1052 (dodekadrachm). Svoronos 988. D. Vagi, “The Ptolemaic Pentakaidekadrachm,” SAN XX. 1 (1997), pp. 5-10. Nicely toned and attractive. With the usual minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 154
L. Julius. 101 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.91 g 1), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, grain ear. Rev. L.IVLI Victory driving galloping biga to right. Babelon (Julia) 3. Crawford 323/1. Sydenham 555. A very attractive piece, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 155
L. Julius Bursio. 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 4.01 g 1), Rome. Laureate, winged and draped bust of Apollo Vejovis to right, behind, trident and biga galloping upwards. Rev. L.IVLI.BVRSIO Victory driving quadriga to right, holding reins in her left hand and wreath in her right; above, XX. Babelon (Julia) 5a. Crawford 352/1c. De Ruyter, NC 1996, 417/XX. Sydenham 728b. A very well struck example with a rare symbol. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 156
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. 62 BC. Denarius (Silver, 3.96 g 6). PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. PAVLLVS TER On the right, L. Aemilius Paullus, togate, standing left, erecting trophy for his victory over the Macedonians at Pydna in 168 BC; to left, the captive King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons standing right. Babelon (Aemilia) 10. Crawford 415/1. Sydenham 926. A superb, lustrous example. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 157
C. Coelius Caldus. 53 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.90 g 11), Rome. C COEL CALDVS / COS Head of C. Coelius Caldus (Cos 94 BC); behind, tablet inscribed L.D. Rev. CALDVS.III VIR Radiate head of Sol to right; behind, S and oval shield with thunderbolt; before, round Macedonian shield. Babelon (Coelia) 4. Crawford 437/1a. Sydenham 892. An attractive piece with a fine portrait and a light grey toning. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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 161
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero. AD 54-68. Didrachm (Silver, 21mm, 6.90 g 6), possibly struck in Pontus, c. 63-64. NERO CLAVD DI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG Laureate head of Divus Claudius to right. RPC 3653. Sydenham 66. Attractively toned and bearing two excellent portraits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 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
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