nomos 8
22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.14 g 5), Seleukeia in Pieria, after 300 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike stretching right to crown him in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, ΚΡ. Le Rider, Antioch, 25 (A3/P11). SC 29,1b. WSM 890. A wonderful coin, well-struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.24 g 3), Uncertain mint in the East, influenced by Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, c. 296/5 and later. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. CΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΑΕΥΚΟΥ (sic! Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants briskly moving to right; above to right, anchor right. Classical Numismatic Group 72, 2006, 915 (same dies). Cf. SC 130. Very rare, an interesting and unusual coin with a powerful head of Zeus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (called Kyzikenos). 114/3-95 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 3.84 g 12), Tarsos, 96/95 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos IX to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Sandan, wearing a polos and robes and with a bow and quiver over his shoulder, holding a double ax in his left hand and with his right raised, standing right on the back of a horned and winged lion; to left, two monograms. SC 2356. Rare in this condition. Very attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalkis ad Libanon. Cleopatra VII of Egypt. 36-30 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 4.37 g 12), Regnal years 21 (Egypt) and 6 (Chalkis) = 32/1 BC. ΒΑCΙΛΙCCΗC ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑC Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra VII to right. Rev. ΕΤΟΥC ΚΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ Ϛ ΘΕΑC ΝΕWΤΕΡΑC Athena advancing left, holding spear and shield. RPC 4773. Bold and attractive with a dark brownish-green patina. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Oktadrachm (Gold, 25mm, 27.80 g 12), Alexandria, c. 265-261/0 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy II, draped, and Arsinoe II, veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy I, draped, and Berenike I, veiled, to right. BMFA 2274. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. Lightly toned. Minor striking fault on Ptolemy I’s neck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 27mm, 27.81 g 12), Alexandria, 253/2-246 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Θ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. SNG Copenhagen 134. Svoronos 460. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 26mm, 27.73 g 11), Alexandria, 253/2-246 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Ι. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 471. Attractive, but with a few minor marks. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 25mm, 27.83 g 12), Alexandria, 253/2-246. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. Boston MFA 2268. Svoronos 475 and pl. 15, 14. Troxell, group 3 and pl. 7, 3. Attractive and bright with some luster around the devices. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. Died 270 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 28mm, 27.78 g 11), Alexandria, 253/2-246. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Λ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. Svoronos 476. Attractive and of good style. Some minor deposits on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 225-205 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 25mm, 27.72 g 12), Alexandria. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay/Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. An attactive, clear coin, free of the usual bangs and defects. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 225-205 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 25mm, 27.82 g 12), Alexandria. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay/Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. Clear and attractive. Minor die faults on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 25 mm, 27.79 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay/Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. Attractive and sharp. Minor die faults on the obverse, otherwise, better than extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera. 51-30 BC. 80 Drachmai or Diobol (Bronze, 27mm, 15.42 g 12), Alexandria. Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ Eagle, with closed wings, standing on thunderbolt to left; to left, cornucopiae; to right, Π (= 80). SNG Copenhagen 419-421. Svoronos 1871. Green patina, uncleaned. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Anonymous. 211-208. 60 Asses (Gold, 14mm, 3.39 g 11), Rome. Helmeted head of Mars to right; below left, value. Rev. ROMA Eagle, with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt. Bahrfeldt 4a. BMCRR 185. Crawford 44/2. Sydenham 226. Clear and attractive, but with a minor die break on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Mark Antony. 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 4.00 g 4), mint traveling with Antony in Gallia Transalpina and Cisalpina. M.ANTON.IMP Bare head of Marc Antony to right, with slight beard; behind, lituus to left Rev. CAESAR DIC Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind, jug. Babelon (Antonia) 4. Crawford 488/1. Sear 118. Sydenham 1165. Nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar. 36 BC. Dupondius (Bronze, 31mm, 20.89 g 7), Copia = Lugdunum. IMP CAESAR DIVI F DIVI IVLI Two heads back to back: laureate head of Divus Julius Caesar to left and bare head of Octavian to right; between them palm branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian’s head. Rev. COPIA Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and a dolphin; above, star on globe and meta. RPC 515. Struck on a cast flan with faults. Attractive green patina but with some smoothing. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.85 g 6), Lugdunum, 11-10 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP - XII Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding lyre in his left hand and plectrum in his right; below, ACT. BMC 481, Calicó 229a. Cohen 162. RIC 192a. Very attractively toned and nicely centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Augustus and Agrippa. c. 10 BC-AD 10. As (Bronze, 24mm, 12.65 g 11), Nemausus. IMP DIVI F above and below heads of Agrippa to left and Augustus to right back to back, that of Agrippa wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, that of Augustus oak-wreathed. Rev. COL NEM to left and right of palm-shoot, its tip to right, behind chained crocodile; above palm-tip, wreath with long ties. AMC 425. Cohen 10. RIC 158. RPC 524. With a fine, glossy, dark green patina. Some areas of flatness, some adjustment marks and some roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Germanicus Caesar. 15 BC-AD 19. Dupondius (Bronze, 32mm, 15.69 g 7), Rome, minted under Caligula, 37-41. GERMANICVS CAESAR Germanicus, draped and holding a scepter, standing right in chariot drawn by four horses walking to right. Rev. SIGNIS - RECEPTIS / DEVICTIS - GERM / S - C Germanicus, bare-headed and cuirassed, standing left, raising his right hand and holding an aquila with his left. BMC 93 (Caligula). BN 140 (Caligula). Cohen 7. RIC 57(Caligula). Attractive greenish-red patina with some roughness. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Nero & Drusus Caesares. Died AD 31 and 33, respectively. Dupondius (Bronze, 24mm, 15.61 g 7), Rome, struck under Caligula in 37-38. NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES Nero and Drusus on horseback, galloping to right. Rev. C.CAESAR.AVG.GERMANICVS.PON.M.TR.POT around S.C. BMC 44. Cohen 1. RIC 34. With a glossy, dark green-black patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Claudius. AD 41-54. Quadrans (Copper, 19mm, 2.35 g 6), Rome, 1- 4 January 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Modius on three legs. Rev. PON M TR P IMP COS II around S C. Cohen -. BMC -. BN -. RIC 88 = C. H. V. Sutherland, An Unpublished Quadrans of Claudius, NC 1963, pp. 55-56. Rare. With a green and brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 225 CHF
Vitellius. AD 69. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.46 g 6), Spanish mint, perhaps Tarraco, January-June 69. A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN Laureate head of Vitellius to left, with globe at the point of the neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM Mars, nude but for helmet and cloak over his shoulder, advancing to left, holding spear in his right hand and eagle on vexillum in his left. BMC 84. RIC 23. With an unusually attractive and idealized portrait in high relief. Slightly rough surfaces and with a minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Cyrenaica, Cyrene. Trajan. AD 98-117. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 1.95 g 7), struck in 100. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ Head of Zeus Ammon to right. BMC 57-58. Sydenham 156. Nicely centered and lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33mm, 24.57 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. 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 -, note to 800. Cohen 406. Hill 190. RIC 503. Attractive brown and gold toning. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Trajan. AD 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.95 g 6), Rome, 106-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Heroic laureate bust of Trajan to left, with slight drapery on his near shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding cornucopiae in his left hand and sacrificing over a burning altar from a patera held in his right. BMC p. 60, note to 206. BN -. Cohen -. RIC 185. Very rare. Toned and with an unusual left-facing bust. Some minor metal faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 975 CHF
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23mm, 13.34 g 11), year 10 = 125/6. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ Draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing taenia and kalathos. Dattari 1463. Geissen 912-913. Milne 1144. Clear and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23mm, 13.30 g 12), year 11 = 126/7. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ Draped bust of Helios to right, wearing radiate crown. BMC 583. Geissen 945. Milne 1178. Toned and struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23mm, 13.44 g 12), year 16 = 131/2. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L ΙϚ Draped figure of Serapis, seated on high backed throne to left, holding long scepter in his left hand and extending his right to touch Kerberos seated facing at left; atop the throne to left, Nike standing right, crowning Serapis. Dattari 1477. Geissen 1044. Milne 1324. Toned and with a good portrait. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Tetradrachm (Billon, 22mm, 12.55 g 12), year 7 = 143/4. ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟC CΕΒ ΕΥCΕΒ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. L Ζ Serapis in quadriga moving slowly to left. Dattari 2374. Geissen 1438. Milne 1753. Clear and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Divus Antoninus Pius. Died AD 161. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.27 g 6), struck under M. Aurelius and L. Verus, Rome, c. 161-162. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. DIVO PIO The column of Antoninus Pius: a tall column, on a base surrounded by a balustrade, surmounted by a statue of the deified emperor. BMC 67 (M. Aurelius). RIC 439 (M. Aurelius). A brilliant, fresh example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
Faustina I. Augusta, AD 138-140/1. As (Copper, 27mm, 12.03 g 12), Rome. FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII PP Draped bust of Faustina I to right, her hair piled on top of her head and bound with pearls. Rev. VENERI AVGVSTAE S C Venus, draped, standing right, drawing up her drapery with her right hand and holding an apple with her left. BMC 1132. Cohen 283. RIC 1097. With a fine portrait, sharply struck and well centered, and a fine dark patina. Some smoothing in the patina of the reverse fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.26 g 6), Rome, August-December 165. M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate and cuirassed bust of M. Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III Felicitas standing left, her right foot resting on a globe, holding a caduceus in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left. BMC 375 note. Calicó 1898a. Cohen 480. RIC 137. Sharp and beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 31000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.50 g 6), Rome, 147-152. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right, wearing a pearl diadem and with her hair bound with pearls into a bun at the back. Rev. VENERI GENETRICI Venus standing left, extending her right hand and holding a long scepter in her left. BMC note to 1057. Calicó 2079a. Cohen -. Kent / Hirmer 237 (same dies). RIC -. A lovely coin with a beautiful portrait of the young Augusta. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.31 g 12), Rome, 163-164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II / REX ARMEN / DAT Lucius Verus seated left on platform, between an officer on the right and a soldier on the left; before him on the ground, Armenian king Sohaemus standing left, crowned by Verus. BMC 300. Calicó 2154. Cohen 158. RIC 512. An attractive, superb and lustrous coin. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.29 g 6), Rome, 163-164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II Victory standing right, inscribing VIC / AVG on round shield affixed to a palm tree. BMC 296. Calicó 2177. Cohen 247 var. RIC 525. Very attractive and beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Commodus. AD 177-192. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30mm, 26.39 g 1), Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Bust of Commodus to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. HER-CVL / ROM-ANO / AV - GV/ S-C all within wreath. BMC 711. Cohen 192. RIC 637. With an attractive portrait and a black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Pertinax. AD 193. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.16 g 6), Rome. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head of Pertinax to right. Rev. LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 8. Cohen 20ö RIC 4a. Lightly toned and with a remarkably refined and elegant portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Julia Domna, Augusta, AD 193-217. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.28 g, 12 h), Rome, 194. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair in five waves and bound up at the back. Rev. VENERI VICTR Venus, half nude with her drapery folded underneath her posterior and seen from behind, standing to right, holding a palm branch in her right left hand, a globe in her right and leaning with her left elbow on a low column to her left. BMC 47. Calicò 2641a. Cohen 193. Hill 100. RIC 536. A beautiful, sharply struck and toned example with a wonderful youthful portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 23000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Macrinus. AD 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.45 g 12), Rome, January-June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II PP Macrinus, holding laurel branch and scepter and crowned by Victory standing behind him, standing left in the ornate car of a quadriga walking to left. Unpublished, but BMC - but cf. 54A (COS) and 57 (aureus but with COS II PP in exergue - genuine? = Calicò 2971). Calicò 2962 (aureus with COS PP in exergue). Cohen 104 var. (aureus). RIC 47 var. (aureus). Apparently unique and unknown. Well centered and attractive. Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.75 g 11), Rome, 229. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P VIII COS III P P Severus Alexander, standing right in consular robes and holding eagle tipped scepter, in decorated quadriga walking right. BMC p, 170, note to 575 = Cohen 376 = RIC 99 (all referring to a cast in Paris). Extremely rare, probably unique. A lovely, sharply struck coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Balbinus. AD 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 18.23 g), Rome, April-May 238. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM S C Providentia standing left, holding cornucopia in her left hand and wand in her right; at her feet to left, globe. BMC 34. Cohen 24. RIC 19. Attractive greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Balbinus. AD 238. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 4.38 g 6), Rome, Late April - June 238. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG Two clasped right hands. BMC 67. Cohen 3. RIC 10. A very attractive, well struck and toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Gordian III. AD 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29mm, 20.30 g 12), Rome, 242. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P / S C Apollo seated on throne to left, holding laurel branch in his right hand. Cohen 262. RIC 303a. An attractive coin with a dark brown patina, nicely round and with a good portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 875 CHF
Constantius I. AD 305-306. Argenteus (Silver, 19mm, 3.15 g 12), Serdica, 305-306. CONSTANTIVS AVG Laureate head of Constantius I to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVVM /.SM.SDΔ. Camp gate with three turrets. RIC 11a var. (this officina unpublished). Very rare. Lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Licinius I. AD 308-324. Aureus (Gold, 20mm, 5.22 g 12), Nicomedia, 317-318. LICINIVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Licinius to right. Rev. IOVI CONS LICINI AVG / SMNΔ Jupiter standing left on platform, holding Victory in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left with wreath in its beak and its head turned back to right; on platform, SIC X / SIC XX. Depeyrot -. RIC 11 (obverse) /RIC 18 (reverse). Very rare. Attractive, well centered and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 43000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Valentinian I. AD 364-375. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.44 g 6), Arelate / Constantina, 364-367. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICÆ / KONSTAN (last three letters in ligature) Emperor standing facing in military dress, his head turned to right, holding labarum with palm on the shaft and inscribed with Christogram in his right hand and Victory on globe in his left. RIC 1 (f). A lovely example. Some slight die faults on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Valentinian I. AD 364-375. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.44 g 12), Constantinople, 364-367. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE / CONSP✳ Emperor standing facing in military dress, his head turned to right, holding labarum inscribed with Christogram in his right hand and Victory on globe in his left. RIC 3(a)2. Well struck and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Valens. AD 364-378. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.53 g 6), Nicomedia, 364. D N VALENS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE /SMNS Emperor standing facing in military dress, his head turned to right, holding labarum inscribed with Christogram in his right hand and Victory on globe in his left. Depeyrot 10/2. RIC 2d. A superb piece, struck from slightly worn dies. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Arcadius. AD 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.39 g 6), Constantinople, 383. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGGGA / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head to right and with her right foot on a prow. holding long scepter in her right hand and shield inscribed VOT/V/MVL/X with her left. Depeyrot 38/2. RIC 47(d)1. A sharp lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.27 g 12), Constantinople, 6th officina, 420-422. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe over his left shoulder. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX S / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross. Depeyrot 74/2. RIC 219. A very attractive example. A few very minor flan faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Majorian. AD 457-461. Nummus (Bronze, 12mm, 1.41 g 6), Ravenna, 458-461. D N MAIORIANVS P F AV Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Majorian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / R V Victory standing left. RIC 2617-2618 var. Extremely rare, probably an unpublished legend variety. Well centered for the issue and with a nice green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.45 g 6), Thessalonica, c. 462/466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Diademed bust of Leo I to left, wearing consular robes; holding mappa in his right hand and long cross-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / THSOB Nimbate emperor enthroned facing, holding mappa in his right hand and cross-tipped scepter in his left; to left, star. Depeyrot 58/1. RIC 621. Rare. An interesting and unusual issue. Obverse slightly double-struck and with some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Zeno (but possibly Ostrogothic?). Second reign, AD 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople (or elsewhere?). D N ZENO PERP AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, his head turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCϵ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; to right, star. DOCLRC -. Lacam -. RIC 905. A clear and well struck example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Maurice Tiberius. 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.50 g 7), Constantinople, 583/4-602. dNmAVRC TIb PP AVc Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCH / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 5h. MIB 6. S 478. Very well struck and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Artavasdus. 742-743. (Gold, 21mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople. dARTAUASDOS MULT Bust of Artavasdus facing, with slight beard, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. Rev. dNIChFORUS MULTU A Bust of Nicephorus facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. DOC 2a. SB 1542. Extremely rare. A beautifully struck and splendid example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Irene. 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 18mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. ϵIRInH bASILISSH Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. Rev. ϵIRInH bASILISSHΘ Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. DOC 1a. SB 1599. Very rare. A superb, perfectly struck example, perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Michael VII Ducas. 1071-1078. Follis (Bronze, 24mm, 6.30 g 7), Constantinople. IC XC Bust of Christ facing, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left; behind him, cross; to left and right, below cross bar, six-pointed star; on book, pellets. Rev. +MIX... Crowned bust of Michael VII facing, wearing loros and holding a labarum in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 14b. SB 1878. Dark brown patina. Overstruck on an Anonymous G follis. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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