obolos 9
25 March 2018
Webauction
Pupienus, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 21.23 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM / S C Liberalitas standing facing, head turned to left, holding abacus and cornucopia. Banti 3. BMC 10. RIC 14. Dark green patina and with a good portrait. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Gordian III, 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 21.96 g, 1 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P III COS P P / S C Gordian seated left on sella curulis, holding globe and parazonium. Cohen 231. RIC 294a. Lovely chocolate patina with a particularly bold and attractive portrait. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Gordian III, 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 18.51 g, 12 h), Rome, 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right. Rev. SECVRITAS AVG / S C Securitas seated left. Cohen 333. RIC 311a. Attractive brown patina with some green elements and with a nicet portrait of the emperor. Some roughness and slight traces of cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Gordian III, 238-244. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 19.53 g, 6 h), Rome, 244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM / S C Mars advancing right, holding spear with his right hand and shield in his left. Cohen 161. RIC 333. Brown patina with some green highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MYSIA. Hadrianaea. Tranquillina, Augusta, 241-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 19.08 g, 5 h), wife of Gordian III. ΦOYP CAB TPANKYΛEINA Draped bust of Tranquillina to right; on chest, oval counter-mark with CΑΡ Δ (= 4 assaria). Rev. EΠI K ΦAN ΘEMICΩNOC AP / AΔRIANEΩN On the left, Hygeia standing right; on the right, Asklepios facing, his head turned to left. RPC VII 78 (very possibly 2, ex Waldeck). Rare. Brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.88 g, 5 h), 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. Nicely toned and with a sharp portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 10 CHF
Philip I, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 19.88 g, 1 h), Rome, 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG / S C Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia. Cohen 10. RIC 166a. With a fine portrait and an attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Philip I, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 18.23 g, 12 h), Rome, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG / S C Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Cohen 10. RIC 166a. With a very attractive sea-green patina and a splendid, sharp portrait of Philip. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 33 mm, 4.59 g, 1 h), Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. NOBILI-TAS AVGG / S Nobilitas standing right, holding scepter and globe. Cohen 98. RIC 8. Well struck and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 15 CHF
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.26 g, 5 h), wife of Philip I, struck to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome, Rome, fourth officina, 248. OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa set on crescent to right. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / IIII Hippopotamus walking right. Cohen 64. RIC 116B (Philip I). Somewhat mottled toning, but attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 20.42 g, 6 h), struck under Philip I. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S C Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 10. RIC 203a (Philip I). With a splendid light olive green patina and a noble portrait. Some deposits and breaks in the patina, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 15.71 g, 12 h), Rome, 246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Philip II to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENT / S C Philip II, standing left in military dress, holding standard in his right hand and reversed spear in his left. Cohen 49. RIC 256a. Attractive olive grey patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Gordian III, Philip I, Otacilia Severa and Philip II. (Orichalcum, 270.00 g). Lot of 14 Bronze Sestertii of Gordian III and Philip I: Gordian III (5); Philip I (4); Otacilia Severa (2) and Philip II (3). Mostly very fine or better and some with attractive patinas (14).
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 21.42 g, 12 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. PANONNIAE / S C The two Pannoniae standing facing, holding standards. Cohen 87. RIC 124a. Fine brown-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 251 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 18.63 g, 12 h), struck under Trajan Decius, Rome, 250-251. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS / S C Herennius standing left, holding wand and spear. Cohen 28. RIC 171a (Decius). Dusty green patina; with a fine portrait of the youthful prince. Some edge cracks and traces of cleaning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Trajan Decius, Herennia Etruscilla, Herennius Etruscus, Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian. (Silver, 46.00 g). Lot of 12 Silver Antoniniani of Trajan Decius and his Successors: Trajan Decius (4); Herennia Etruscilla; Herennius Etruscus (2); Trebonianus Gallus (3); Volusian (2). Average very fine and better, toned (12).
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 17.59 g, 12 h), Rome, 251-252. IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. IVNONI MARTIALI /S C Within a domed and garlanded distyle shrine, statue of Juno seated facing, holding grain ears and scepter, . Cohen 50. RIC 110a var. (the RIC mistakenly places a peacock next to Juno on this reverse. It normally does not appear as Cohen indicates; a much rarer variety does have a peacock as NAC 42, 2007, 165). Deep brown surfaces. Irregular flan, typical for the issue, and considerable traces of corrosion, especially on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Oktassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 17.25 g, 1 h). AYTOK K Γ OYIB TPEB ΓΑΛΛOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN /ΔE / S C Tyche of Antioch seated facing with river god Orontes swimming left below; all within tetrastyle portable shrine surmounted by ram leaping right; on bottom of shrine, carrying poles. BMC 653. McAlee 1181. RPC IX 1851. Clear and with a sandy brown-green patina. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
From the collection of Dr. Naegeli
Aemilian, 253. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), Rome. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. MARTI PROPVGT Mars standing left, leaning on his shield and holding reversed spear. Cohen 25. RIC 6. Toned, with a good portrait, and actually unusually nice. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Trajan Decius, Herennia Etruscilla, Hostilian, Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian. (Orichalcum, 152.00 g). Lot of 9 Bronzes of Trajan Decius and his Successors, sestertii unless otherwise noted: Trajan Decius (2) and an As; Herennia Etruscilla; Hostilian Caesar: Hostilian Augustus; Trebonianus Gallus (2); Volusian. Average about very fine and patinated (9).
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
Valerian I, Gallienus, Salonina and Saloninus Caesar. (Billon, 40 g). Lot of 11 Antoniniani of the House of Valerian: Valerian I (2); Gallienus (7); Salonina; Saloninus Caesar. Average very fine or better (11).
Hammer Price: 222 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Gallienus, 253-268. As (Copper, 22 mm, 7.72 g, 1 h), Rome, 256-257. IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. VICTORIA GERM / S C Victory standing front, head to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; at her feet to left, bound German captive seated to left. Cohen 1168. MIR 117q. RIC 284. Very rare; with a remarkably fine portrait and a lovely turquoise-green patina. Flan crack at 4h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
BITHYNIA. Claudiopolis (as Bithynium). Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.52 g, 7 h). ΠOY ΛIK ΓAΛΛHNOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. BIΘYNIEΩN AΔPIANΩN Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. BMC 20. RG 71. SNG von Aulock 343. Green-brown patina. Flan a little tight, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
PISIDIA. Etenna. Salonina, Augusta, 254-268. (Bronze, 30 mm, 19.39 g, 12 h), 10 Assaria, wife of Gallienus. KOPNHΛIA CAΛΩNINA CEBA / IA Draped bust of Salonina to right, wearing stephane. Rev. ETTENEΩN To left, Nymph advancing right, head left, holding coiled serpent; to right, male figure standing facing, placing hand on head; at his feet to left, ram standing left. KM II 371. SNG Paris 1561-1562 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 679-680. Rare; dark brown-green patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Salonina, Augusta, 254-268. Tetradrachm (Potin, 21 mm, 9.50 g, 10 h), wife of Gallienus, year 15 = 267-268. KOPNHΛIA CAΛΩNEINA CEB Draped bust of Salonina to right, wearing diadem. Rev. L I E Draped bust of Isis left, wearing crown of solar disk and plumes; palm frond to left. BMC 2269. Köln 2987. Rare date; well centered example with fine dark brown patina and a most attractive depiction of Isis. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Valerian II, Caesar, 256-258. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.81 g, 6 h), Rome, 257-258. P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Priestly implements: lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler. Cohen 50. RIC 20 . Sharp, toned and with an interesting portrait. Struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Quietus, Usurper, 260-261. Tetradrachm (Potin, 21 mm, 12.01 g, 11 h), year 1 = 260-261. A K T Φ IOYN KOYHTOC E CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus to right. Rev. L A Eagle standing left, wings open, with wreath in its beak. Dattari (Savio) 5382. Emmett 3788. Köln 3013. Rare. Brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270. Tetradrachm (Potin, 21 mm, 8.14 g, 12 h), year 1 = 268-269. AYT K KΛAYΔIOC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right. Rev. L A Eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak. Dattari 5414. Köln 3015. Glossy deep brown surfaces; a particularly pleasant example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Later 3rd Century. (Billon, 90.00 g). Lot of 19 Later 3rd Century Bronze coins, Antoniniani unless otherwise stated: Claudius Gothicus (2); Quintillus; Aurelian (3); Aurelian and Vabalathus; Severina; Tacitus (3); Florian; Quietus; Postumus (3) and a Sestertius; Tetricus I; Romano Gallic imitation. Average fine to very fine and better (19).
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Aurelian, with Vabalathus, 270-275. Tetradrachm (Potin, 20 mm, 9.49 g, 11 h), year 2 of Aurelian and 5 of Vabalathus = 271-272. A K Λ ΔOM AVPHΛIANOC CEB / L B Laureate, draped bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN Y A Σ P / LE Laureate draped bust of Vabalathus to right. Dattari (Savio) 5424. Emmett 3914. Köln 5058. Toned. Reverse inscription weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Aurelian, 270-275. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 24 mm, 9.03 g, 12 h), Rome, 4th officina, January-September 275. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / Δ Severina and Aurelian standing, facing each other, clasping their right hands; between them, radiate and draped bust of Sol to right. BN 303-6. Cohen 35. RIC 80. Fine light green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Probus, Carus, Numerian, Carinus and Magnia Urbica. (Bronze, 57.00 g). Lot of 15 Antoniniani, Probus - Carinus. Probus (8); Carus; Numerian (2); Carinus (3); Magnia Urbica. Fine to extremely fine (15).
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
With an impressive pedigree that goes back to the 19th century!
Carus, 282-283. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 12 h), Siscia. IMP C M AVR CA – RVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm branch. Calicó 4284. Cohen 84. RIC 95D. Voetter, Bachofen 2272 (this coin). Sylviane Estiot, L'Atelier de Siscia sous les règnes de Carus, Carin et Numérien, NZ 122/123, 2017, p. 286, 2.13 (this coin). Rare. Pierced and plugged, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Allectus, Romano-British Emperor, 293-296. Antoninianus (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.28 g, 6 h), Camulodunum. IMP ALLECTVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Allectus to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG / S P / C Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor. RIC 79. Rare. Sharp, attractive, with a fine brown patina and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Allectus, Romano-British Emperor, AD 293-296. Quinarius (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.57 g, 6 h), Camulodunum. IMP C ALLECTVS P AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Allectus to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG / QC Galley with four rowers to right. Burnett, Coinage 211. RIC 125. A well struck quinarius with a fine portrait of Allectus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Diocletian, 284-305. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 5.70 g, 6 h), Rome, 289-290. DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI / PR Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter; at his feet to left, eagle with wreath in its beak. Calicó 4510. Cohen 266 var. (bust type). RIC 142a var. (bust type). Rare. Scuff on the obverse and bangs and scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Diocletian, 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 17 mm, 3.00 g, 6 h), Siscia, 294-295. DIOCLETIANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM The Tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with four turrets. Jelocnik 1. RIC VI 32a. Sharply struck and nicely toned. Flan crack at 8h, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.68 g, 6 h), Aquileia, 301. IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. SACRA MONETA AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR / V / AQS Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 31b. Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 15 CHF
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 12.63 g, 6 h), Lugdunum, 301-303. MAXIMIANVS NOB C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Galerius to left, holding scepter over right shoulder. Rev. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / A / PLC Genius of the Roman People standing left. RIC 67b. With a fine left facing portrait and an attractive green patina. Some areas of striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
Tetrarchy. (Silver, 31 g). Lot of Tetrarchic Period Silver Argentei (4) and AE Antoniniani (5): Diocletian, Argenteus and Antoniniani(2); Maximianus, Antoniniani (2); Galerius, Argentei (2); Constantius I, Argenteus; Carausius, Antoninianus. Silver about very fine (one holed); AE good fine (Carausius) or better (8).
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Tetrarchy. (Bronze, 173 g). Lot of 22 Tetrarchic Folles: Diocletian (4 including an abdication issue); Maximianus Herculius (3 including an abdication issue); Galerius Caesar (2); Galerius (2); Galeria Valeria; Severus II Caesar (2); 3 Constantius I Caesar; Divus Constantius I (2); Maxentius; 4 Maximinus Daza (4, with 3 as Caesar). Very fine or better (22).
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
Maxentius, 307-312. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.94 g, 1 h), Carthago, 3rd officina, 307. IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maxentius to right. Rev. CONSERVATOR – AFRICAE SVAE / SE F / Γ Africa standing left, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding vexillum and elephan tusk; at feet to left, lion and bull. RIC 57. Nicely centered and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
From the Naegeli collection acquired before 1951
Helena, Augusta, 324-328/30. Nummus (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.01 g, 5 h), mother of Constantine I, Alexandria, 1st officina, 327-328. FL HELENA AVGVSTA Diademed and draped bust of Helena to right. Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE / A / SMAL Securitas standing left; in field to left, olive wreath. LRBC 1417. RIC 48. Sharp and clear,. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
Constans, 337-350. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 12 h), Antioch, 8th officina, 338-339. FL IVL CONS - TANS PERP AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / SMANH Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT / V / MVLT / X on a round shield supported by her knee and a winged genius. Cohen 140. RIC 29. Some scratches, scrapes and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Constantius II, 337-361. Centenionalis (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.12 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, 6th officina, 348-350. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius I to right, seen from front. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO / S M K D Soldier holding shield, spearing fallen horseman; in field to left, star. RIC 67. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantius II, 337-361. Siliqua (Silver, 21 mm, 3.14 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 351-355. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right. Rev. VOTIS / XXX / MVLTIS / XXXX in four lines within laurel wreath; in exergue, C•A. RIC 102. Toned. Numerous fine scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
House of Constantine and Licinius. (Bronze, 98.00 g). Lot of 27 AE of the House of Constantine and Licinius: Constantine I (8, including 1 Caesar); Fausta; Crispus (2); Constantine II Caesar (5); Constans (4, including 1 as Caesar); Delmatius; Hanniballianus; Constantinopolis; Licinius I (3); Licinius II. Mostly very fine tor better (27).
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
4th Century. (Bronze, 62.00 g). Lot of 16 4th Century Bronzes: Constantius II (5); Magnentius (2); Decentius; Julian II (2); Jovian; Procopius; Valentinian I; Valens; Gratian; Aelia Flaccilla. Good fine or better (16).
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Vetranio, 350. Centenionalis (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.64 g, 1 h), Siscia, 1st officina. D N VETRA NIO P F AVG / A Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vetranio to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM / A / •ASIS* Vetranio, in military attire, standing left, holding a labarum, ornamented with a Christogram, in each hand; above head, star. LRBC 1168. RIC 281. Attractive brown patina. Some areas of striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Julian II, 360-363. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Antioch, 5th officina, 361-363. FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM / ANTE Soldier, helmeted, standing right, head turned to left, holding trophy over his left shoulder and placing his right hand on the head of a crouching captive. Depeyrot 15/2. RIC 202 (as R4). Very rare. Traces of mounting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Julian II, 360-363. Siliqua (Silver, 18 mm, 2.48 g, 6 h), Treveri (Trier). D N C L IVLI-ANVS AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right. Rev. VOTIS V MVLTIS X within wreath; below, TR. Cohen 157b. RIC 365. Well struck and toned. Minor flan crack at 12h, and eye misstruck , otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Julian II, Valentinian I, Gratian and Honorius. (9 g). Lot of 1 Gold and 3 Silver of the 4th Century: Julian II (solidus from Sirmium); and 3 Siliquae of Valentinian I, Gratian and Honorius. Solidus good fine but clipped, siliquae about very fine or better (4).
Hammer Price: 1402 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Valentinian I, 364-375. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Antioch, 3rd officina, 364. D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE / *ANTΓ* Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe; to left, cross. Depeyrot 20/1. RIC 2b.xxxviii.3. Toned. Grafitto on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Valens, 364-378. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Antioch, 9th officina, 367. DN VALEN-S PER F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE / ANTΘ Emperor standing facing, head turned to right, holding labarum with cross and Victory on globe. Cohen 31. Depeyrot 30/2. RIC 2c. Minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Gratian, 367-383. Siliqua (Silver, 17 mm, 2.07 g, 6 h), Treveri, 375-378. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. VRBS ROMA / TRPS• Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear. RIC 46b. Nicely toned. A few minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unrecorded officina in RIC
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina, 388-392. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG Z / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head right, right foot on prow, holding scepter and shield inscribed VOT/X/MVL/XV in four lines. Depeyrot 48/2. RIC 71c (unlisted officina). Small pit on obverse, scratches and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A christmas gift to W. F. Stoecklin from his son W. M. Stoecklin
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Mediolanum, 395-402. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG / M D / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive to right. Depeyrot 16/1. RIC IX, 35b (RIC X 1205). Toned. Minor stain on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Late Roman and Byzantine. (26.00 g). Lot of 7 Gold and 2 Silver Late Roman and Byzantine Coins: Zeno (1 solidus and 1 semissis); Anastasius I (tremissis); Phocas (semissis); Constantine IV (solidus); Constantine V with Leo IV (solidus); Basil II with Constantine VIII (AR miliaresion); Romanus III (histamenon); Manuel I of Trebizond (AR asper). Generally about very fine (9).
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Late Roman and Byzantine. (Bronze, 96.00 g). Lot of 12 Late Roman and Byzantine Bronze coins: Arcadius (3); Anastasius I; Justinian I (3); Justin II and Sophia; Jusstinian II; Basil I with Leo and Constantine; Constantine X with Eudocia; Manuel I. Average fine to very fine and patinated (12).
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 8th officina, 408-420. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG H / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow; in field to left, star. RIC 202. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 424/5-430. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. GLOR ORVI-S TERRAR / TESOB Theodosius, diademed and in military outfit, standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; star in left field. Depeyrot 51/1. RIC X 363. Well struck on a broad flan. Some scratches and abbrasions, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG E / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Toned and attractive. Scratches and bangs, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina, 522-527. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin I three quarter facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVG G G S / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in right field, star. DOC 2f. MIBE 3. SB 56. Sharp and well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare Solidus of Justinian minted in Rome
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Rome, 1st officina, 537-542. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG A / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross with right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC 318b. MIB 29. SB 289. Rare. Fine details for the type; well centered on a broad flan. With traces of mounting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 545-565. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG A / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right. DOC 9a. MIBE 7. SB 140. Traces of mounting and lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina. D N I-VSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head to right, holding scepter with her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4 var. (not this officina attested). MIB 5. SB 345. Toned. Grafitto on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina. d M TIb CONSTANT P P AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI AVGG I / CONOB Cross potent on base and four steps. DOC 4j. MIB 4. SB 422. Toned. Some areas struck flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Impressive Follis of Phocas struck in Cyzicus
Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 10.40 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 605-606. d N FOCAS PERP AVG Bust of Phocas facing, wearing consular robes and crown with cross on circlet, holding mappa in his right hand and cross in his left; cross on left field. Rev. ANNO IIII, XXXX / KYZ A. DOC 72a. MIB 76. SB 665. Unusually clear and well-struck, with a nice green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 610-613. dN hERACLI-US PP AVC Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3b. MIB 5. SB 731. Toned. Bang on edge at 10h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 613-616. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AVC Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGY E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 8e. MIB 8a. SB 734. Sharp, clear and toned. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina, 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AVC Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13f. MIB 11. SB 738. Minor grafitto on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 629-631. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, with long beard, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ IT / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 28 var. (this officina unrecorded). MIB 33. SB 753. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina, 686-687. IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned beardless bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 4 var. (unlisted officina). MIB 4. SB 1245. Well struck and clear. Obverse struck from a rusty die and with a stain, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 725-732. d N D LEO-N P A MЧL M• Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONST-ANTINЧS M Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 5. SB 1504. Toned; well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. *ΘEOFILOS bASIL E Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and akakia. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIN' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, cross. DOC 3d. SB 1653. Marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. *ΘEOFILOS bASIL E Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and akakia. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIN' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; between them dot with cross above. DOC 3d. SB 1653. With traces of mounting at 12h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 868-879. +IҺS XRS REX REGNANTIЧM* Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels in his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET CONSTANT AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Basil, with short beard and loros, and Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. SB 1704. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 868-879. +bASI / LIOSCЄ / CONStAn / tIns PIStV / bASILIS / ROMEO' in six lines within triple circle of pellets. Rev. IhSuS XRI-StuS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps, with globe below; all within triple circle of dots, without added pellets. DOC 7. SB 1708. A lovely toned example. Minor marks and slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VIII, 1025-1028. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. + CWnSTAnTIn BASILEUS ROM Constantine VIII facing, wearing crown, collar piece and loros, and holding akakia in his left hand and cross-topped labarum in his right. DOC 1. SB 1815. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhI XIS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KωN BACIΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding, with his right hand, labarum with pellet on shaft, and, in his left, a globus cruciger. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Well centered on a broad flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople. KωN MX ANΔ Michael standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, between Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMAN. - εVΔΠΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Well centered on a broad flan; fine details. Very minor graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. +MIXAHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Half-length facing bust of Michael VII, wearing loros, crown with cross and pendilia, and holding labarum with pellet on the shaft in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Toned; nice portrait of Jesus Christ. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. +MIXAHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Half-length facing bust of Michael VII, wearing loros, crown with cross and pendilia, and holding labarum with pellet on the shaft in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2c. SB 1868. Well centered on a broad flan. Grafitto and scrapes on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Attractively toned; well struck on a ragged flan. Flan crack. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Reform coinage, Constantinople, 1092-1118. + KE RO-HΘEI / IC - XC Christ seated facing, nimbate, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. A ΛE ΞIΩ ΔECΠOTΗ - TW KO MNH NΩ Alexius standing facing, crowned, wearing jeweled robes and holding labarum in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; above, Manus Dei; six pellets on chlamys border. DOC 20c. SB 1912. Toned; struck on an impressive large flan. Scratches on the obverse and flan somewhat crinkled, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Third series, Constantinople, 1137-1143. + KE ROHΘEI / IC-XC Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand in benediction. Rev. +Iω ΔECΠOTH / MHP-ΘY The Virgin Mary, on the right, standing facing and raising her right hand to crown the emperor, standing facing on the left. DOC 3aSB 1940. Toned, and surprisingly well struck. Graffito on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Hyperpyron (Gold, 30 mm, 4.26 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1143-1152. + KE BOHΘEI / IC-XC Nimbate facing bust of Christ, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; divergent arms of cross. Rev. MANOYHΛ ΔECΠOT - TW ΠOPΦYPOΓNHT Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal globus, manus Dei above. DOC 1a. SB 1956. Well centered on a broad flan; attractive details, nicely toned. Obverse double struck and some flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1197-1203. + KE ROHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing on daïs. Rev. AΛEZIω ΔECΠO Tω KOMNHNω / ΘEK Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1b. SB 2008. Well centered. Graffiti on both sides (extensively on the obverse), otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Magnesia. IC-XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. fragmentary inscription John on left wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin on right. DOC 3ff. SB 2073. Toned and well centered. Some striking flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.99 g, 5 h), Class II, Constantinople, 1294-1320. MP-ΘV /P Half-length figure of the Virgin Mary, orans, within city walls with six towers. Rev. Fragmentary inscription /IC - XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 256 (signa 69). SB 2396. Toned and unusually well-struck. Clipped as usual, and some minor marks and flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare "Kugelwange" Drachm
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.76 g, 9 h), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, "Kugelwange" type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right, above, circlet. Rev. Horse galloping right. Flesche -. Cf. 615-618 (horse to left). Kastelin -. cf. 1282 (horse to left). Lanz -. Cf. 507 (horse to left). Extremely rare with the horse to right; possibly the second and by far the best example available. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Circa 3rd Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 12.16 g, 12 h), Imitating Philip III of Macedon, struck in the Banat region. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Naked jockey on horseback to left, holding a palm; below, branch; countermark of wheel on horses' body Dembski 1047-1050. DT 9774. Flesche 674. OTA 72/2. III Π. Rare; a well centered, clear example of fine style. Minor clipping on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.18 g, 10 h), early imitation of Philip II, copying an issue of Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse, Λ above torch; below horse's foreleg, YE monogram. Dembski 968. Flesche -. OTA 14/4. Rare. Lustrous and clear example with a particularly artistic depiction of Zeus. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.58 g, 10 h), early imitation of Philip II, copying an issue of Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse, Λ above torch; below horse's raised foreleg dolphin swimming to right. CCCBM I 3. Cf. Flesche 640. cf. Kostial 359. OTA -. Nomos 15, 22 October 2017, 3 (these dies). A very rare variety, struck on a broad flan. Clear and attractive. Reverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.93 g, 9 h), early imitation of Philip II, copying an issue of Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse, Λ above torch; below horse's raised foreleg dolphin swimming to right. cf. Dembski 960. Lanz 355. OTA 10. G&M online auction 251 (this obverse die). Well struck on a broad flan, lightly toned example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 17.02 g, 12 h). Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club in his right hand and lion skin with his left; to inner left, M. OTA Class IIIA. Well struck with a fine golden tone and an obverse of particularly attractive style for the type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 37 mm, 16.39 g, 11 h), imitating the tetradrachms of Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club in his right hand and lion skin with his left; to inner left, H. OTA pl. 46-47, Group IIIA. Cf. Solidus 9, 8 October 2016, 8. Very rare variety. Excellent golden tone and extremely sharp details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Circa 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.35 g, 11 h), imitating Philip III of Macedon. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. IΛIΠΠIOY 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, monogram. Lanz 939. OTA pl. 45, 591. Well centered in a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h), Sa..., Arethon and Gas..., magistrates. ΑΡΕ-ΘΩΝ / ΣA Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse's head. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ / ΓAΣ Oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding tripod in his right hand and resting his left on the dolphin. HN III 957. Vlasto 666. Good silver, well struck, with a most attractive and clear reverse lightly toned. Struck on a tight flan and from a worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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