nomos 9
21 October 2014
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Anonymous, c. 270 BC. Triens (Cast Bronze, 50mm, 120 g 12), Rome. Horse’s head to right with four pellets below. Rev. Horse’s head to left with four pellets below. Crawford 18/3. Haeberlin pl. 36. Sydenham 17. Thurlow-Vecchi 10. An excellent cast with a dark greyish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Anonymous, c. 211 BC and later. Victoriatus (Silver, 16mm, 3.25 g 12), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA Vicory walking right, crowning trophy with wreath. Crawford 44/1. A lovely well centered piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Q. Marcius Libo, 148 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.39 g 6), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, LIBO; before, X. Rev. The Dioscuri galloping right; below horses, Q MARC and below that, ROMA in a linear frame. Babelon (Marcia) 1. Crawford 215/1. Sydenham 395. A most attractive example, nicely toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 580 CHF
Estimate: 725 CHF
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 3.98 g 7), military mint moving with Caesar. CAESAR Elephant walking to right, trampling dragon. Rev. Pontificial emblems: culullus, aspergillum, axe and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. Beautifully centered and very attractively toned. A very nice example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2400 CHF
Sextus Pompey, 42-38 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.04 g 1), mint moving with Sextus Pompey, probably on Sicily, under the fleet commander Q. Nasidius. NEPTVNI Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus to right; below, dolphin swimming downwards; before, trident upwards. Rev. Q.NASIDIVS Galley sailing right; in the prow to right, commander standing right with his right hand raised in salute; in the stern, helmsman holding rudder; above left, star. Babelon (Nasidia) 1, (Pompeia) 28. Crawford 483/2. CRI 235. Sydenham 1350. Rare. Some minor scratches and slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Mark Antony, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 4.02 g 3), mint moving with M. Antony. ANT AVG IMP III VI R P C Bare head of Antony to right. Rev. PIETAS COS Pietas standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; at her feet to left, stork. Babelon (Antonia) 44. Crawford 516/2. CRI 241. Sydenham 1174. Rare. Attractively toned and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Mark Antony and Octavian, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.92 g, 9 h), mint moving with Antony, under the moneyer L. Gellius. M.ANT.IMP.AVG.III.VIR. R.P.C.L.GELL.Q.P Bare head of M. Antony to right; in field to left, jug. Rev. CAESAR.IMP.PONT.III.VIR.R.P.C. Bare head of Octavian to right; in field to left, lituus. Babelon (Antonia) 54, (Gellia) 8. Crawford 517/8. CRI 250. Sydenham 1188. Very rare. Toned and with a pair of interesting portraits of the two rival leaders. Some minor marks, and with slightly lightly struck legends, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4800 CHF
Quintus Labienus, early BC 40. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.57 g 5), uncertain mint in Syria or in southeastern Asia Minor. Q.LABIENVS.PARTHICVS.IMP Bare head of Labienus to right. Rev. Bridled and saddled horse standing to right, with quiver hanging from the saddle. Crawford 524/2. CRI 341. Hersh 15 (dies F/13). Sydenham 1357. Very rare and desirable, with a fine portrait. Lightly porous surfaces and with a very minor flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Octavian and M. Antony, late 40 - early 39 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13mm, 1.68 g 5), mint moving with Octavian in Gaul. III.VIR.R.P.C. Diademed and veiled head of Concordia to right. Rev. M.ANTON C.CAESAR Clasped hands holding caduceus with pointed end. Crawford 529/4b. CRI 304. Sydenham 1195. Toned and unusually nice for this issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF