nomos 9
21 October 2014
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
KYRENAICA, Barce (in alliance with Euhesperides?). c. 480 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 15mm, 8.32 g). Ram’s head to right, with a beaded truncation; below, silphium fruit (seed pod?); around, border of dots. Rev. Silphium fruit (seed pod?) between two dolphins swimming around it to right; all within incuse square. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Unique. With a beautifully struck obverse combined with a reverse struck from a very worn die. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
ZEUGITANA, Carthage. Circa 300 BC. Shekel (Silver, 19mm, 7.96 g 2). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; behind, palm tree; to right, star. Gulbenkian 383. Muller 108. SNG Copenhagen 141. An attractive, toned example. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
CARTHAGE. c. 290-270 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18mm, 7.57 g 12). Head of Tanit to right, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right. Jenkins & Lewis Group VII, 361. Rare. An attractive and sharp example. Very minor flan crack and some slight flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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
Antioch. Aulus Gabinius, proconsul, 57-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 15.27 g 1). Idealized diademed head of the Seleukid king Philip Philadelphos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟV Zeus seated on throne to left, holding Nike in his right hand and long spear in his left; below throne, monogram of ΛΙ; to left, in field, monogram of ΑΥΛΓΒ. McAlee 1. Prieur 1. RPC 4124. An attractive toned example. Some pitting on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 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
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.78 g 7), Rome, M. Durmius, BC 19. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. M DVRMIVS / IIIVIR Lion attacking stag to left. BMC 63. Cohen 431. RIC 318. Lightly toned and with a fine portrait. Minor marks and reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.76 g 7), Colonia Patricia, BC 18-16. Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Capricorn to right, holding globe attached to rudder with its forefeet and with a cornucopia above its back. BMC 347. RIC 126. A lovely toned and well centered example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.84 g 8), Lugdunum, BC 8-7. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. C.CAES / AVGVS.F C. Caesar on horseback galloping to right; behind, eagle and two standards. BMC 500. Cohen 40. RIC 199. Attractive, but cleaned and struck on a slightly irregular flan. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Divus Augustus, died in AD 14. As (Bronze, 27mm, 11.85 g 6), struck under Titus, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Augustus to left. Rev. IMP.T.VEST.AVG.REST. S C Eagle standing facing on globe, its head to right. Komnick 41.0. RIC 460. A superb, sharp example beautifully struck and with a fine, dark, green-brown patina. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4250 CHF
An elegant portrait of Caligula
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 29.95 g, 6 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Laureate head of Caligula to left. Rev. S.PQ.R. / P.P / OB.CIVES / SERVATOS all within an oak wreath tied at the bottom. BMC 38. BN 50. Cohen 24. RIC 37. With a fine portrait of Caligula and a very dark olive-green patina. Minor flatness, some remaining deposits and traces of cleaning, otherwise. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior, 37-41. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.97 g 4), Rome, 40. C CAESAR AVG PON M TR POT III COS III Laureate head of Gaius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM Draped bust of Agrippina to right, her hair falling in a queue down the back of her neck. BMC 23. Cohen 6. RIC 22. Rare. An impressive portrait, sharply struck on a full flan. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Egypt, Alexandria. Claudius, 41-54. Diobol (Bronze, 19mm, 4.09 g 12), year 10 = 49/50. ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔ ΚΑΙ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. ΑΥΤ-ΟΚΡΑ / L-Ι Hand holding two ears of grain and three poppies. Dattari 149. Milne 116. RPC 5177. An unusually nice example with a fine brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.54 g, 7 h), Rome, 50-54. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Junior to right, wearing crown of corn-ears, her hair in a long plait behind. BMC 75. Cohen 4. RIC 81. A rare and nicely preserved example, beautifully toned with a lovely portrait of Agrippina. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Antioch. Nero, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.93 g 1), with Divus Claudius, c. 63-68. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GER Laureate head of Nero to right; behind head, above the wreath ties, ivy leaf. Rev. DIVOS CLAVD AVG GERMANIC PATER AVG Laureate head of the deified Claudius. McAlee 269. Prieur 47. RPC 4122 var. A remarkably bold and attractive example, with dramatic portraits. Toned. Some minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Civil Wars, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 3.47 g 6), uncertain mint in Gaul. SALVS GENERIS HVMANI Victory standing left on globe, holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm frond in her left. Rev. S P Q R within oak wreath. BMC 34-36. Cohen 420. Martin 77. Nicolas 77. RIC 72. Rare. A lovely example of particularly good style, nicely toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Vitellius, with his children, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.39 g 5), Rome. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. LIBERI IMP.GERM AVG. Busts of Vitellius’ son Aulus, on the left, and his daughter Vitellia, on the right, facing each other; both are draped with a circular clasp on their shoulders. BMC 28. Cohen 4. RIC 101. Very rare, especially in such nice condition. Beautifully toned. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Antioch. Vespasian, 69-79. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 11.59 g 12), 69/70 (year 2). ΑVΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙΣΑ [ΟVΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟV] Laureate bust of Vespasian to left, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. ΦΛΑVΙ ΟVΕΣΠ ΚΑΙΣ ΕΤΟVΣ ΝΕΟV ΙΕΡΟV / Β Laureate head of Titus to right. McAlee 330. Prieur 108C. RPC 1942. Rare. Slightly porous surfaces but with a fine black patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Divus Vespasian, died in 79. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.49 g 6), struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. EX - SC Victory striding left, placing a shield on a trophy with both hands; at base of trophy, Jewess mourning to left. BMC 112. BN 90. Cohen 144. RIC 59a. A beautiful piece with original luster and light toning. Slightly worn, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 620 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
Excellent portrait of Titus
Titus, 79-81. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.58 g 6), Rome, 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Wreath on curule chair. BMC 66. Cohen 318. RIC 108. A lustrous example with a most impressive portrait. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Domitian, 81-96. Semis (Orichalcum, 17mm, 3.49 g 6), Rome, 85. IMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI Laureate and draped bust of Apollo to right; to right, laurel branch. Rev. SC Raven standing right on branch. BMC 320 var. Cohen 526. RIC 314. A splendid sharply struck coin with a fine dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 102
Domitian, 81-96. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.61 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. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Antioch. Nerva, 96-98. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 14.55 g 12), year 1 = 96/97. ΑVΤ ΝΕΡΟVΑΣ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ Laureate head of Nerva to right, with aegis on his neck. Rev. ΕΤΟVΣ ΝΕΟV ΙΕΡΟV Α Eagle, with spread wings and head to right, standing facing on thunderbolt; to right, palm branch. McAlee 419. Prieur 149. An attractive example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.36 g 6), 98-99. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ ΕΞ - ΥΠΑΤ Β Two lyres; above, owl standing facing. BMC 11. SNG von Aulock 4268. Toned and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Quinarius (Silver, 15mm, 1.57 g 7), Rome, 107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory seated left on throne, holding wreath in her right hand and palm with her left. BMC 345. BN 280. Cohen -. King 10. MIR 14, 374b. RIC -. Quite rare in this quality. Beautifully toned and very well struck. Some minor scrapes on the reverse edge between 4 and 6, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3850 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32mm, 31.44 g 7), Rome, c. 113. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate bust of Trajan to right, drapery on far shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S.C Equestrian statue of Trajan to left; the horse is walking to left and the emperor holds, in his right hand, a reversed spear extending to the ground and, in his left, a statuette of Victory. Banti 197. BMC - (but see 970, fn). BN 712. Cohen 499. Hill 585. RIC -. Strack 432. A very rare type. Attractive dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.30 g 6), Rome, 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 Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. BMC 626. BN 889. Cohen 191. RIC 332. A lovely toned example. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 385 CHF
Estimate: 475 CHF
Lot 108
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 23.19 g, 6 h), Rome, 116/117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. REX PARTHIS DATVS / S C Trajan, with soldier standing left behind him, seated left on platform, extending his right hand to crown Parthamaspates who stands left before him on the ground; to left, Parthia kneeling right. BMC 1046. BN 920. Cohen 328. RIC 667. An attractive, well struck example with a dark patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26mm, 13.41 g 12), year 10 = 125/6. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ Dikaiosyne (= Aequitas) standing facing, her head to left, holding scales with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. Emmett 833. Milne 1116. An exceptional piece, fully silvered and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Hadrian, 117-138. 5 Assaria (Bronze, 33mm, 26.51 g 6), c. later 120s. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟC Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ On the right, Tyche standing left, holding patera in her right hand and two ears of grain in her left; before her on the left, the river-god Hebros reclining to right. Varbanov 634. Rare. With a fine bust of Hadrian, a sculptural reverse and a dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Aegeae. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 13.76 g 6), year 180 = 133/134. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ ΣΕΒ ΠΠ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥΣ ΠΡ Eagle, with spread wings and head turned to right, standing facing on thunderbolt. Prieur 721. SNG Levante 1719. A clear and attractive example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.12 g 6), c. 134. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. TELLVS STABIL Tellus standing to left, holding plow with his right hand and short rake with his left; to right, two stalks of grain. BMC 741. Cohen 1427. Hill 528. RIC 276. Well struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 370 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Egypt, Alexandria . Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 22mm, 14.19 g 12), year 20 = 135/6. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Rev. L Κ Nilus seated left holding reed and cornucopiae; below to right, crocodile. Emmett 878. Köln 1197. Milne 1508. A splendid example, fully silvered and in high relief, struck from fresh die and with an excellent portrait of the emperor. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 475 CHF
Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23mm, 12.63 g 12), year 21 = 136/7. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. L Κ Α Demeter standing facing, her head turned to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and long torch in her left. Emmett 832. Köln 1209. Milne 1519. A really splendid example, fully silvered and beautifully struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Virtually as struck
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.32 g 6), Rome, 145-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Thunderbolt on draped throne. BMC 536. Cohen 345. RIC 137. A bright, lustrous example of exceptional quality. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 575 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.29 g 6), 148-149. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Salus standing left, holding a patera in her right hand to feed a snake entwined around an altar to left, and holding a rudder on globe with her left. BMC 670. Cohen 281. RIC 181. A pleasant example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 119
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.66 g 6), Rome, 149/150. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Felicitas standing partially to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left. BMC 709. Cohen 253. Attractive, bright and sharply struck. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 575 CHF
Excellent portrait
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 27.53 g 12), Rome, the late 140s-150s. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate and bearded head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS III[I] / S - C Antoninus Pius standing left, wearing military dress, paludamentum and a radiate nimbus, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and a spear in his left. Banti 116. BMC 1667. Cohen 318. RIC 765. A splendid example of a perfectly struck sestertius with an excellent portrait and a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Triassarion (Bronze, 25mm, 10.89 g 1). ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ ΕΥCΕΒΗC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Youthful Ares, nude but for helmet, standing facing with head to left, his right hand lowered and holding a spear and shield with his left. Varbanov 747 var. (but those he cites are smaller in size). Rare. An attractive piece with a fine dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 21.82 g 8), Gargilius Antiquus, governor, c. 161. ΑΥΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΗΓΕ ΓΑΡΓΙΛΙ ΑΝΤΙΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ The river god Hebros reclining left on rocks, holding poppy and grain ears in his right hand. Varbanov 690. A splendid coin of excellent style with a superb, glossy green patina of great beauty. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Diva Faustina Senior, died in 140/1. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.45 g 6), Rome. DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Faustina to right, her hair piled on top of her head and bound with pearls and jewels. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres, veiled, standing facing her head to left, holding a long torch in her right hand and raising the hem of her drapery with her left. BMC 421. Cohen 104. Lustrous and well struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Marcus Aurelius Caesar, 139-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 22mm, 8.46 g 7), later 150s. Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙΟC ΟVΗΡΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right, with neat beard. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Apollo, nude but for cloak over his left shoulder, standing left, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and resting his left at his waist in his cloak. Varbanov - (but cf.. 807). An absolutely splendid piece, perfectly and sharply struck with an elegant portrait, a beautiful reverse, and a fine dark green patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Semis or medalet (Orichalcum, 20mm, 6.33 g 12), Rome, 171, first semester. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS III Salus seated left on throne, holding scepter with her left hand and, with her right, holding patera from which she feeds a serpent coiled around an altar to her left. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC -. Apparently unpublished save for its auction appearances and probably unique. A lovely, well struck piece on a broad flan with a splendid olive green patina. Some very minor flaws and a slight edge split, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 16mm, 3.47 g 12), Rome, 163-164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare headed and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II Mars standing to right, holding spear in his right hand and resting his left on shield. BMC 284. Cohen 228 var. RIC 514 var. Bright and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Assarion (Bronze, 17mm, 4.26 g 7). ΑV ΚΑΙ Λ ΑVΡΗΛΙΟC ΟVΗΡΟC Bare bearded head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠ / ΟΛΙΤΩΝ The Three Graces, draped, standing facing: the one at the center holds two grain ears and a pitcher, those to left and right turn their heads towards the center and hold a wreath with their outer hands, and rest their inner ones on the central figure’s shoulders. Varbanov 921. Very rare. An attractive coin with a dark green patina and an interesting reverse. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 275 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 5.45 g 7), c. 180. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, with a short beard. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, with spread wings and his head turned to left. Varbanov 1041 var. Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 112 CHF
Estimate: 140 CHF
Commodus, 177-192. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30mm, 23.17 g 6), Rome, 186-189. M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT Laureate and bearded head of Commodus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE / COS V PP / S - C Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left. Banti 360. BMC 609. Cohen 648. RIC 550. An attractive coin with a fine portrait and a good grey-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Commodus, 177-192. Medallion (Bimetallic, copper and orichalcum, 41 mm, 60.01 g, 12 h), Rome, January 190. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT Laureate bust of Commodus to left, wearing a cuirass ornamented with a head of Medusa and with the edge of his paludamentum on his right shoulder. Rev. VOTIS FELICIBVS Harbor scene. On the right, Commodus, togate, standing left, sacrificing over a tripod altar behind which stands an attendant; at his feet, on the rocky shore, sacrificed ox to left with an omphalos patera before; at the right, Pharos of four stories; above left, within the harbor, grain ship and skiff sailing to right; center left, within the harbor, three vessels: a large grain ship to right under sail, with Serapis at the tiller; a naval galley with four rowers and two standards moving to left; and, below, a small fishing boat with a fisherman. BM Medallions 44 and pl. XXXV, 3 (for the reverse). Cohen 993 var. Gnecchi 176 and pl. 89, 6-8. Very rare. With an interesting and complex reverse, reminiscent of the Ostia issues of Nero. Tiber patina with typical roughness, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Commodus, 177-192. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29mm, 15.44 g 11), Caecilius Servilianus, legate, 191-192. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΗΓΕ ΑΙ CΕΡΟΥΕΙΛΙΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Eagle with closed wings standing to right, his head turned back to left; in beak, wreath; below to right, serpent coiled to right. Cf. Varbanov 930-932. An attractive coin with a good portrait and a dark green patina. Fields slightly smoothed, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 675 CHF
Clodius Albinus, Caesar, 193-195. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.02 g 5), Rome, 193-195. D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma, helmeted, draped and holding palladium in her right hand and a scepter in her left, seated left on a shield. BMC 43. Cohen 61. RIC 11a. A very nice example with a most attractive and expressive portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 2.69 g 12), Laodicea ad Mare, 198. L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. SALVTI AVGG Salus seated left on throne, resting her left hand on her arm rest and, in her right, holding patera from which she feeds a snake, coiled round an altar to the left. BMC 629. Cohen 642. RIC 497a. Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 2.95 g 1), Rome, c. 202. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ADVENT AVGG Emperor riding on horse prancing to left, raising his right hand in salute and holding spear in his left; in front, soldier moving left, his head turned back to right, holding horse’s reins with his right hand and a vexillum in his left. BMC 304. Cohen 1. Hill 575. RIC 248. A most attractive, sharply struck and well-centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Assarion (Bronze, 19mm, 3.85 g 7). ΑΥ Κ Λ C CΕVΗΡΟC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Crescent with nine stars above and two below. Varbanov 1275. An attractive piece with a dark brown patina, a fine portrait and an interesting reverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Septimius Severus, 193-211. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.26 g 7), Rome, c. 204. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and scepter with her left, seated facing on lion leaping to right, with crag to left and water below. BMC 335. Cohen 222. RIC 266. An attractive piece, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Antioch. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 12.99 g 12), 205-211. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CΕΟΥΗΡΟC CΕ-Β Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak; held in his claws, leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. McAlee 659a. Prieur 200. A very attractive, well centered example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Laodicea ad Mare. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 13.65 g 11), 207-208. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CΕΟΥΗΡΟC C Laureate and draped bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1140. Darkly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Laodicea ad Mare. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 13.85 g 11), 207-208. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CΕΟΥΗΡΟC C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1141. A particularly attractive coin of very fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 17.12 g 12), c. 208 (?). ΑΥ Κ Λ CΕΠ CΕΥΗΡΟC Π Laureate and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right, wearing cuirass with aegis. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC Demeter standing facing, her head to left, holding phiale in her right hand and long staff entwined with a serpent in her left; to left, at her feet, snake appearing from a cista. Cf. Varbanov 1229/1276. With an attractive, glossy, dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.72 g 12), Laodicea ad Mare, c. 196-202. IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair waved with six ridges. Rev. PVDICITIA Pudicitia seated left on throne, her right hand at her breast and her left at her side. BMC 614. Cohen 188. RIC 644. A beautiful toned example, perfectly struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.44 g, 12 h), 208-209. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, drapery on his far shoulder and aegis on the breastplate. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1154. Rare. With a remarkably elegant portrait of the youthful Caracalla. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27mm, 16.84 g 12), c. 212. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate bust of Caracalla to right, his chest heroically bare but with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Ares standing to left, nude but for his helmet, with his right hand held in a fist and holding a spear and shield in his left. Varbanov 1528. Attractive and with a nice dark green patina. Some traces of smoothing, otherwise, good very fine or better.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Laodicea ad Mare. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 13.33 g 12), 212-213. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕ Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Γ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1176. A very sharp bright coin struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
PHOENICIA, Tyre. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.87 g 12), 213-215. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟC CΕ Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Δ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; below feet, club to right; between legs, murex. Prieur 1545. Nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 25mm, 5.14 g 7), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Jupiter, nude but for chlamys over left arm, holding a thunderbolt in his right hand and a long vertical scepter in his left. BMC 110. Cohen 279. RIC 258a. A spectacular piece with an elegant bust, well struck on a very broad and massive flan. Minor metal flaw in the left field on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 375 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Caracalla, 198-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 15.89 g, 1 h), in honor of the Alexandrian Pythian games, 215. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ CΕVΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘΡΑΚΩΝ ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡΙΑ / ΙΝ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ / ΠΟΛΗ // ΠV-ΘΙ/Α Zeus Nikephoros seated to left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and staff with his left. Varbanov 1300. An interesting coin with a dark olive-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Caracalla, 198-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 31 mm, 19.14 g, 1 h), in honor of the Alexandrian Pythian games, 215. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ CΕVΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘΡΑΚΩΝ ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡΙΑ ΕΝ ΦΙ - ΛΙΠΠΟ // ΠV-ΘΙΑ Boxer, nude but for wrappings around both of his arms, standing right, his right arm outstretched and his left by his side. Varbanov 1460. Rare and attractive with a dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA, Edessa. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.26 g 12), 215-217. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, drapery on his far shoulder and aegis on the breastplate. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡ Χ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Δ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, miniature shrine. Prieur 843. Rare, and with a fine portrait. Reverse off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Edessa. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.20 g 12), 215-217. ΑΥΤΚ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left, with shield covered by an aegis over his left shoulder. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡ Χ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Τ Δ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, miniature shrine. Prieur 848. A rare and attractive example with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Emesa. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.46 g 11). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΟΠ CΕ ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC CΕΒ (retrograde) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to left, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΠΠ Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Shamash to left. Cf. Prieur 1006 (but no letter on reverse), Roma 4, 2012, 625 (this coin). Of great rarity, one of only two examples of this type known. Toned and with a remarkably realistic portrait. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
PHOENICIA, Aradus. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 13.37 g 12). ΑΥΤ ΚΑ Μ Ο C ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC CΕ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Α Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to right holding a wreath in his beak; between legs, bull’s head to right. Prieur 1249. A bold and attractive example, toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 19.36 g 1). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left, holding spear and with shield over his shoulder. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC / ΝΕΩ ΚΟ - Ρ - ΟΥ Athlete, nude and with his hair tied into a knot at the back of his head, striding left but with his head turned to the right, holding a wreath in his right hand and a palm in his left. Varbarov 1690. Some areas flatly struck but an attractive piece with an impressive portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 17.40 g 6). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureat, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC / ΝΕΩ ΚΟ - Ρ - Ο -Υ Apollo, nude, standing facing, his head turned to the right; he holds his right hand on the top of his head, and rests his left on a lyre placed on a serpent entwined tripod to right. Varbanov 1702. With a dark blackish-green patina. Some traces of cleaning. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 16mm, 4.11 g 1). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΝΕΩ - ΚΟΡΩΝ The river god Hebros reclining to left, he rests his right arm on the stern of a transport galley and his left hand on an amphora from which water flows. Varbanov 1793. With a dark green-black patina and an unusually well made reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Hexassarion (Bronze, 34mm, 31.22 g 7), in honor of the Kendreiseian Pythian games held in 219. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΚΕΝΔΡΕΙCΕΙΑ ΠΥΘΙΑ ΕΝ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩ Prize crown topped by five balls, all on top of an agonistic table with four legs ending in lions’ paws; below table, amphora holding two palm branches. Varbanov 1654. Rare. A large and attractive piece with a bold portrait and excellent green patina. Some flatness on the reverse and flan a little tight, otherwise, Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Silver, 37mm, 14.00 g 12), 219. ΑVΤ Κ Μ Α... ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ VΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left holding a wreath in his beak; on either side of eagle’s neck, Δ Ε; between legs, star. McAlee 763. Prieur 272 var. Toned and well struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.11 g 6), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, lightly bearded, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P XI COS III P P Sol advancing left, raising his right hand and holding whip in his left. BMC 692. Cohen 434. RIC 114. Attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 198 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Maximinus I, 235-238. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.66 g 1), Rome, 235-236. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI Salus seated left, holding patera in her right hand from which she feeds a serpent rising from altar to left. BMC 99. Cohen 85. RIC 14. Nicely toned and very well struck, but profile very slightly doubled. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
An exceptional Denarius of Maximus Caesar
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.42 g 1), 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 and transverse spear in his left; behind, two standards. BMC 211. Cohen 10. RIC 3. Perfectly struck and centered, an exceptional piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 780 CHF
Estimate: 975 CHF
Gordian II, 238. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 5.12 g 11), Rome, March-April 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Victory advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 28. Cohen 12. RIC 2. Rare. A beautifully toned, sharp and well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Pupienus, AD 238. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 2.60 g 6), Rome , 238. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. PAX PVBLICA Pax seated left, holding branch and cornucopiae. BMC 46. Cohen 22. RIC 4. A wonderfully sharp and well struck example, lightly toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1625 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 11.29 g 11), 238-240. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟVCΙΑC / SC Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 868A. Prieur -. Extremely rare. With an elegant portrait of the young emperor. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.45 g 10), 241-244. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ VΠΑ ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; between legs, crescent above ram running to right, with its head reverted. McAlee 874. Prieur 302. A nice toned example on a broad flan. Minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 4.36 g 12), Rome, 245. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Philip I seated left on curule chair, holding a globe and a short scepter. Cohen 120. RIC 2b. A splendid, lustrous coin. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 11.09 g 6), 246. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟVCΙΑC Eagle standing facing, on ground line, with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; below wings, S C; in exergue, MON VRB. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. Well struck on a large flan, toned and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 10.76 g 12), 246. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟVCΙΑC Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; above eagle’s left wing, Ε; below wings, S C; below eagle’s feet, MON VRB. McAlee 901e. Prieur 309. An attractive toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 12.00 g 2), 248-249. AYTOK K M IOVΛΙ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOΥCIAC ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ/ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C Eagle standing right, with spread wings and wreath in its beak. McAlee 934. Prieur 445. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Antioch. Philip II Caesar, 244-247. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 11.76 g 6), 244. ΜΑΡ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC ΚΕCΑΡ Bare-headed and draped bust of Philip II to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟVCΙΑC Eagle standing facing, on palm branch, with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; in exergue, S C. McAlee 1006. Prieur 331. Very rare. Attractively toned and with a splendid portrait of the young prince. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Antioch. Philip II, 247-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 13.40 g 1), 248-249. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right, with the armor on both shoulders fully visible. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟVCΙΑC VΠΑ ΤΟ Δ Eagle standing left with open wings and with a wreath in his beak; below, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C . McAlee 1054. Prieur 470. Very rare. A beautifully toned coin struck on a broad flan, and with a superb and well centered portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Antioch. Philip II, 247-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 12.09 g 7), 249. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right; below bust, dot. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟVCΙΑC VΠΑ ΤΟ Δ Eagle standing right with open wings and with a wreath in his beak; below, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C. McAlee 1063a. Prieur 490. A very attractive, toned example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Herennius Etruscus Caesar, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 5.44 g 7), Rome, 250-251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTORVM Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, and lituus. Cohen 14. RIC 143. An extraordinarily well-preserved example for this issue. Beautifully toned and sharply struck on a full and heavy flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Gallienus, 253-268. Medallion (Bronze, 30mm, 19.18 g 12), Rome, 261-262. IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG Laureate bust of Gallienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. MONETA AVG The Three Monetae standing left; all are draped but the central Moneta has drapery and a hair style that differs from the other two; the outer two hold scales with short handles in their right hands and a cornucopiae in their left; the central Moneta holds a long-handled scale and a larger cornucopiae; at the feet of each Moneta to left, pile of coins. Cohen 648. Gnecchi 11. MIR 36, 775. Very rare. With a dark brown patina and remains of ancient gilding. Some scratches, perhaps done in order to give a better surface for gilding, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 21mm, 4.28 g 11), Antioch, 264-265. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. MARS VICTOR Mars, nude but for his helmet and cloak, walking right, holding shield and transverse spear. Cohen 606. MIR 1632. RIC 469. Well struck with silvery surfaces. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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