nomos 9
21 October 2014
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
GAUL, Ambiani. Circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 6.18 g), struck during Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Gallo-Belgic Type E. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. Depeyrot, NC VI, 161. DT 239. S. 11. VA 52/4. Clear and well struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1600 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Regini & Atrebates. Commios, c. 50-25 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.42 g), E-Type. Wreath pattern with crescents. Rev. [COMMIOS] Disjointed triple-tailed horse to right; below, wheel; above, E with bent middle bar; below head, trefoil. ABC 1025. BMC 730. S. 66. VA 352. Extremely rare. Toned and well struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Trinovantes. Dubnovellaunos, c. 5 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 5.36 g). Wreath design with crescents at the middle. Rev. DVBNOVIILLAVN Horse prancing to left; above, pellet within ring between two pellets; below, branch and pellet. ABC 2392. BMC 2442. VA 1650-1 var. An attractive piece on a nice flan with a full legend, rare as such. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Addedomaros, c. 45-25 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 5.57 g). Crossed wreaths with two crescents back to back at the center. Rev. [AĐĐIIDOM] Horse to right; below, wheel; above and below, pellet within annulets and pellets. ABC 2514. BMC 2930. VA 1605. Legend mostly off the flan as usual, otherwise well centered and struck on a large flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Tasciovanos, c. 25 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 16-18mm, 5.38 g), Warrior series B. Crossed wreath motif, one curved, and with two opposed crescents at the center. Rev. TAS C Warrior on horseback to right, holding carnyx; to left, right and in exergue, ringed pellet. ABC 2565. BMC 1620-22. VA 1730-5. Rare. Well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Tasciovanos, c. 25 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 5.46 g). TASCI / RICON within double panel over vertical wreath. Rev. Warrior riding left, his body turned back to right, holding shield in his left hand and spear in his upraised right; ringed pellet below. ABC 2580. BMC 1634-6. VA 1780-9. Rare. Well centered and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Andoco, c. 20-1 BC. Stater (Gold, 16-18mm, 5.40 g). Crossed wreaths with two pairs of opposed filling ornaments. Rev. AND - O Horse prancing to right; above left, bucranium and ring of pellets; below, curious sea-serpent like ornament. ABC 2715. BMC 2012-14. VA 1860. Very rare. A clear example, though lightly struck. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3800 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12mm, 1.40 g 10), first issue, Camulodunon (Colchester). CAMVL on a central panel over vertical wreath with alternate heart shapes and bucrania in the angles. Rev. CVNO Two horses galloping to left (the deconstructed remains of a biga) with a leaf above and a ‘wheel’ below. ABC 2807. BMC 1836-36A. VA 1927. Very rare. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.39 g 1), Camulodunon (Colchester). CA MV Grain ear. Rev. CVNO Horse jumping to right; above, branch. ABC 2795 (this coin cited). BMC 1828. VA 2025. Very rare. A lovely toned example with a horse of fine style and sharply engraved lettering. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
A lovely Caleti hemistater
GAUL, Caleti. Circa late 2nd-1st century BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 15mm, 3.11 g 9), in the area of modern Fécamp. Laureate head of Apollo to right, in Celtic style with curly locks, and with traces of a wheel-shaped tattoo on his cheek. Rev. Charioteer, wearing robes, with long hair and holding a leaf-tipped spear, driving ‘biga’ drawn by a single horse to right; to right, floral ornament in place of the second horse; below, eight-spoked wheel. BN 10198 var. D&T 101 var. Flesche 191 (same obverse die but different reverse). An attractive piece with a particularly clear reverse. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
GAUL, Bituriges Cubi. Circa 80-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.89 g 3). Head to left with hair arranged in three large clumps. Rev. A.... Horse walking left; above and below, uncertain letters. CCCBM II, cf. 508-510 var. LT 4139-4143 var. An interesting coin with a striking obverse head. Reverse lightly struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine/very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
GAUL, Sequani. Togirix, mid 1st century BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13mm, 2.02 g 7). TOGIRIX Head of Roma to left. Rev. [TOGIRIX] Celtic horse galloping to left; below, serpent to left. CCCBM II 366 ff. SLM 712. An attractive, toned example. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 325 CHF
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Mid 1st century BC. ’Büschelquinar’ (Silver, 12mm, 1.61 g). Palmette made from eight curved leaves; at the center, three pellets; below, crescent. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; above right, crescent surrounded by pellets; below, circle of pellets. CCCBM II 223. SLM 943. A lovely, well struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Mid 1st century BC. ’Büschelquinar’ (Silver, 12mm, 1.42 g). Palmette made from eight curved leaves connected by a central line ornamented with pellets; below, crescent. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; above, crescent; below, branch or remains of a monogram. Gorny & Mosch 160, 2007, 1004 (same dies). SLM 956. Clear and toned. Reverse struck from a worn die. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 1st century BC. Stater or ’Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 18mm, 7.60 g), “Stern Type”, Manching. Irregular convex surface. Rev. Star of four rays within deeply concave field. Dembski 462. Flesche 331/2. Kellner, Manching, 51, Type V D. SLM 1083-4. Scarce. Usual flan cracks, but clear and toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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