nomos 20
10 July 2020 16:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Welcome, finally!, to Nomos 20. At the time of this was first written, in early March 2020, we were coming to the realisation that our auction was not going to take place on the 3rd of May: we never thought it would have to be put off to 10th of July!
Lot 298
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 12.04 g, 12 h), Ephesos, circa 25-20 BC. IMP• CAE-SAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS Capricorn to right, his head turned back to left; all within a laurel wreath tied below. RIC 480. RPC 2213. Sutherland Group V. Bright and clear. Minor marks, flatness and traces of die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 299
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, 15 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Bare head of Augustus to left. Rev. IMP.X Bull with head lowered, butting to right. BMC 455. Cohen 139. RIC 167b. Bright, lustrous and attractive. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 300
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.15 g, 11 h), Dated year 36 of the Actian Era and 54 of the Caesarean Era = AD 6. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟV Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ The Tyche of Antioch seated on a rock to right, with, below, the river-god Orontes swimming right; in field to right, ΔΝ (54) above monogram of ΑΝΤΧ; in field before Tyche's head, ζΛ (36). McAlee 187. Prieur 57. RPC 4158. Bold and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 301
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.80 g, 12 h), "Tribute Penny" type, group 5, Lugdunum, c. 36-37. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?) seated right on a throne with decorated legs, holding a scepter and an olive branch. BMC 48. Cohen 16. RIC 30. Nicely toned, clear, lustrous, and with a fine, idealized portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 302
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Agrippina II, wife of Claudius, 50-54. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.78 g, 12 h), struck under Nero. ΣΕ - ΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina II to right, her hair tied in a braid at the back. Rev. ΑΙΖΑ - ΝΙΤΩΝ Kybele seated left on a throne, holding a phiale in her right hand and resting her left arm on two drums. BMC 57. RPC 3101. Rare. Clear and with an attractive green patina. Some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 303
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.72 g, 6 h), Rome, 55-56. NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P II P P around oak-wreath enclosing EX S C. BMC 9. Calicó 420 (this coin). Cohen 204. RIC 8. An elegant and attractive coin with a noble portrait of the young emperor. Minor scuffs, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 44000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 304
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 24.58 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, circa 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P Laureate head of Nero to left, with globe at point of neck. Rev. S-C Triumphal arch, with, on the left, nest to the gateway, a colossal male statue, and, above, quadriga facing between two Victories. Lyon 191. RIC 500. WCN 452. With an attractive portrait and a good green patina. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 305
IONIA. Ephesus. Messalina, wife of Nero, 66-68. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.41 g, 1 h), struck under the proconsul M. Acilius Aviola (65/66) and the Ephesian magistrate Aichmokles, 66. ΜΕΣΣΑΛΙΝΑΝ... Draped bust of Messalina to right, her hair bound in a long queue tied up behind her head. Rev. ΑΙΧΜΟΚΛΗΣ - ΕΠ Α[ΒΙΟΛΑ] /ΕΦΕ / ΡΩΜΗ Roma, veiled and draped, standing right, holding a figure of Artemis in her right hand and a long scepter with her left. RPC 2632. Rare. With a clear portrait and a fine, dark green patina. As usual, the obverse is struck somewhat off-center, thus, making the empress's full titles uncertain, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 306
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, with Salome, AD 54-92. Dichalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.83 g, 12 h), Nicopolis-ad-Lycum, year 13 = 66/7. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΡΙCΤΟΒΟVΛΟV ΕΤ ΙΓ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΙC-CΗC CΑΛΟΜΗC Diademed and draped bust of Salome to left. Hendin 1257a. RPC 3840. J.M.C. Toynbee, Roman Historical Portraits (London, 1978), pp. 151-152 and ill. 301-302. Very rare and of great interest. With clear portraits, full legends, and an olive-brown patina. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 307
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.44 g, 6 h), Rome, circa July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG Bare head of Galba to right. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in three lines within oak wreath tied below. BMC 34 (there termed laureate in error). BN 76. Cohen 287. RIC 167. Most attractive and lustrous, with a powerful and life-like portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 308
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Galba, 68-69. As (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.24 g, 1 h). IM SER SVL GAL - CAE Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. S•C in a laurel wreath with ties below. McAlee 312. RPC 4314. With a superb portrait of Galba and a wonderful, apple-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 309
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Rome, late April - 20 December 69. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod with lebes; below, within tripod legs, raven standing right; above lebes, dolphin swimming to right. BMC 39. Cohen 111. RIC 109. Clear, sharp and lightly toned. Minor edge fault and flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 310
Vespasian, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.29 g, 6 h), Rome, July - December 71. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. VIC - AVG Victory standing right on a globe, holding wreath and palm branch. BMC 63. BN 47. Calicó 698. Cohen 583. RIC 47. Sharp, very attractive and very well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 311
Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27 mm, 11.61 g, 7 h), struck for use in Syria, Rome, 74. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS Two cornuacopiae in saltire set on winged caduceus. BMC 888. BN 904 (Commagene?). Cohen 376. RIC 757. RPC 1983 (Commagene). Very attractive and sharp, with a fine tan-brown patina. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 312
Vespasian, 69-79. As (Copper, 23 mm, 7.92 g, 6 h), struck for use in Syrua, Rome, 74. IMP CAESAR VESP AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. S.C within laurel wreath. McAlee 370 (Antioch). RIC 1565. RPC II 1984 (Antioch). A splendid, sharp example, with a powerful portrait and a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 313
Vespasian, 69-79. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.33 g, 6 h), Rome, 77-78. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. COS VIII Vespasian, in military dress, standing left, holding spear with his right hand and parazonium in his left; behind him to right, Victory standing left, crowning him with a wreath held in her right hand and holding a palm branch with her left. BMC 205. BN 183. Calicó 625a. RIC 936. Very attractive and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 314
LYDIA. Thyateira. Julia Titi, 79-90/91. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.89 g, 2 h), c. 80-81. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right. Rev. ΘΥΑΤΕΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ Tripod. RPC II 941. With a lovely, very delicate portrait of Julia and an attractive dark patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 315
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35 mm, 26.12 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in Thrace. CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. S - C Spes walking to right, holding flower in her right hand and raising the hem of her dress with her left. RIC 511. RPC 506. Very rare, one of only six known examples, including this one. With an excellent portrait and a fine dark green patina. Minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2080 CHF
Estimate: 2600 CHF
Lot 316
Domitia, wife of Domitian, 82-96. Lydia. Philadelphia. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Lagetas. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥC[ΤΑ] Draped bust of Domitia to right, wearing an elaborate diadem and with her hair bound in a queue falling down behind. Rev. EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕ ΦΙΛΑΔEΛΦE-ΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem. BMC 64-65. RPC II 1336. SNG Copenhagen 379. With a bold and rather unflattering portrait and an attractive brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 317
Nerva, 96-98. Aureus (Gold, 17 mm, 7.73 g, 6 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM Clasped hands holding legionary eagle, set upon prow to left. BMC 27 and pl 1, 15 (this coin). BN 16. Calicó 958. Cohen 28. RIC² 15. Toned, with a beautiful and sharp portrait, and an exceptional pedigree of great interest. Marks and bangs, on both sides and on the edges, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 318
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.34 g, 7 h), Rome, 101-102. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory advancing to left, holding wreath and palm. BMC 122. Cohen 242. RIC 60. Woytek 130a. Sharp, well-struck and lightly toned. Minor edge faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 319
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 107-108. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Victory standing front, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. BMC 328. Cohen 74. RIC 128. Woytek 270b. Sharp and appealing. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 320
Ulpia Marciana, sister of Trajan, Augusta, circa AD 105-112/4. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.69 g, 8 h), Rome, 112-117. DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA Diademed and draped bust of Marciana to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle, with spread wings and head turned to right, walking to left on scepter. BMC 650 (Trajan). Cohen 4. RIC 743 (Trajan). Woytek 719. Rare. Darkly toned. Some marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 321
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 27.04 g, 6 h), Rome, April - late 121. IMP - CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIAN - VS AVG P M TR P COS III Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTI / S - C Pietas, draped, standing right, raising her right hand and holding, in her left, a small incense burner and a branch; at her feet to right, lighted altar. Banti 576 (this coin). BMC 1201. Cohen -. RIC 471 (587b). A very attractive and elegant example with a fine tan patina and a noble portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 322
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Hadrian, 117-138. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.94 g, 6 h), 121-128. AYT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEB Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. ΔHMAPX ΕΞ YΠAT Γ Helios, holding globe and sceptre, standing left atop Mt. Argaeus. RPC III 3081. With an elegant portrait, lightly toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 323
Hadrian, 117-138. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 26.21 g, 6 h), Rome, 136. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. FELICI - TAS AVG / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding downwardly-pointing branch with her right hand and long caduceus with her left. Banti 325. BMC 1499. Cohen 620. RIC 2255. A lovely coin, sharply struck, with an excellent portrait and with beautiful, glossy, dark, brown-red surfaces. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 324
Aelius, Caesar, 136-138. As (Copper, 25 mm, 6.86 g, 6 h), Rome, 137. AELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Aelius to right. Rev. TR POT COS II / S-C Spes walking to left, holding flower in her right hand and raising the hem of her robe with her left. BMC 1931. Cohen 57. RIC 2700. Attractive and pleasing with dark brown-green surfaces and a good portrait. Some minor roughness and pitting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 325
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.63 g, 5 h), 150-151. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII Bonus Eventus, nude, standing facing, his head turned to left, holding a patera in his right hand and grain ears in his left. BMC 717. Cohen 220. RIC 196. Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 326
Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.22 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, 153-154. AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT V-III COS II Roma standing to left, holding Victory in her right hand and parazonium with her left. BMC 824 var. Calicó 1949-1949a var (reverse legend spacing differs). RIC 460 (Antoninus Pius). Toned and with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 327
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.95 g, 6 h), Rome, 163-164. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III / ARMEN Mourning figure of Armenia seated to left, her right hand raised to her mouth and her left resting on a bow behind her; to left, before her, vexillum and shield. BMC 274. Cohen 7. RIC 81. Sharp and very attractively toned. Minor metal fault on the obverse. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 328
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.28 g, 12 h), Rome, December 161 - December 162. IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. CONCORD AVG TR P XVI / COS III Concordia seated to left. BMC 177. Cohen 35. RIC 35. Bright and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 329
Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, 147-175. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.28 g, 11 h), Rome, circa 161-164. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. DIANA LVCIF Diana Lucifera standing to left, holding long torch with both hands. BMC 87 (Aurelius). Cohen 85. RIC 674. Very well-preserved with a lovely portrait of the empress and fine, old toning. Minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 330
PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, 147-175. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.16 g, 6 h), early 160s. ΦΑVСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑС Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back of her head. Rev. ΔΟΚΙ - ΜЄΩΝ Kybele, with multiple breasts, standing facing in a very stiff way; to left and right, lions standing outwards, their heads turned back towards Kybele. BMC 23. RPC IV.2 online 1976. SNG Cop 358. SNG von Aulock 3550. With an attractive portrait of the still youthful empress and an unusual depiction of Kybele. Dark green-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 331
Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.15 g, 1 h), 170s. FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair rolled into a bun at the back. Rev. VENVS FELIX Venus seated to left on a high-backed throne, holding the Three Graces in her right hand and a scepter with her left. BMC -. Calicó 2099. Cohen -. RIC (M. Aurelius) 732. Very rare. A lovely, toned coin with a fine portrait and an unusual reverse type. This coin has been repaired on the reverse!, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 332
PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, 147-175. Triassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.06 g, 6 h), after 164/early 170s. ΦΑYCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair rolled into a bun at the back. Rev. ΔΟΚΙΜEΩΝ ΜΑΚEΔΟ Apollo, nude, standing facing, head turned to right, wearing laurel wreath, holding a laurel branch with his right hand, his right elbow supported by the Delphic tripod to his left, and holding his bow with his left; in the field to right, crow alighting on Apollo's left arm. RPC online 1688. Very rare; only five recorded in RPC online, all in public collections. With a very good portrait of Faustina and a dark green-black patina. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 333
LYDIA. Hierocaesaraea. Faustina II, 161-176. Hexassarion (Bronze, 38 mm, 32.77 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Metrodoros, strategos for the second time, c. 175-176. ΦΑVCΤΕΙ-ΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤ-Η Draped bust of Faustina II to left, her hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΕΠΙ CΤΡΑ-ΜΗΝΟ-ΔΩΡΟV Τ Ο Β / ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙC-ΑΡΕ / Ω-Ν On the left, hero (Perseus?), nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing right, holding harpa over his left shoulder and extending his right hand to clasp the extended right hand of Artemis, on the right, standing left, wearing hunting dress and boot, and holding bow with her left hand; between them, flaming thymiaterion. RPC 4.2, 11395. Extremely rare, the better of the two known examples. Of very fine style, struck from very well-engraved dies, and with an attractive dark olive-grey patina. Marks and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 334
Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.69 g, 6 h), Rome, 163. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P III IMP II COS II Mourning figure of Armenia seated to left, her right hand raised to her mouth and her left resting on a bow and quiver behind her; to left, before her, vexillum and shield. BMC 234 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus). Cohen 220. RIC 505 (Marcus Aurelius). Sharp, well-struck, well-centered, toned and with a particularly elegant and powerful portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 335
Manlia Scantilla, wife of Didius Julianus, Augusta, 193. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.55 g, 11 h), Rome. MANL SCAN-TILLA AVG Draped bust of Manlia Scantilla to right, her hair wrapped in a bun at the back. Rev. IVNO REGINA Juno standing to left, holding patera with her right hand and vertical scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock standing to left, its head turned back to right. BMC 11. Cohen 2. RIC IV 7a. A pleasant, clear example with a good portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 336
MESSENIA. Kyparissia (Kyparissos). Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.22 g, 10 h), c. 198-208. ΛΟVCI - CEΟVΗΡΟC Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right, seen from behind and with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. KYΠAP-ICCEΩN Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding staff entwined by serpent. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 792 (but with a cuirassed bust). BMC 2. Rare. Clear and most attractive with a red-brown-green patina. Some minor pitting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 337
LACONIA. Gytheion. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.58 g, 3 h). Λ CEOY-HPOC CE Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. Γ-YΘE-ATΩN Artemis standing facing, head turned to left, holding bow with her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. BCD -. BMC -. NCP -. But cf. BCD 969.5 and NCP O VIII for issues of Julia Domna with this type. Apparently unpublished. With a dark green patina. Minor pitting and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 338
CILICIA. Lamus. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Triassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 20.78 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Λ CΕΠ CΕΥΗΡ ΠΕΡ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΛΑΜωΤ ΜΗΤΡ ΛΑΜωΤΙΔ Eagle, standing facing on a tall altar, with spread wings and with his head turned to right, holding a wreath in his beak. Levante - (but cf. 2, same obverse die, and 7, same reverse type). Very rare, and possibly unpublished, with a portrait done in a striking provincial style and with a dark green-brown patina. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 339
GALATIA. Pessinus. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.34 g, 8 h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΠECCINO-YNTIΩN Tyche standing facing, head turned to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 22. SNG Paris 2616. Well-struck and clear, with a glossy, dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 340
THRACE. Bizya. Caracalla, as Caesar, 196-198. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.72 g, 7 h). Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤ-ΩΝΙΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. BIZYH-NΩN Silenus standing right, pouring wine from wineskin, in the form of a boar, into a krater. Varbanov 1472. Yurukova 48. With a fine, golden-brown patina and attractive reverse scene. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 341
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.29 g, 7 h), Rome, 201-202. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ADVENT AVGG Galley traveling to left, with three oarsmen and a standing figure facing Septimius Severus and his sons, as well as two standards, at the stern. BMC 267 var. Cohen 3. RIC 120. Clear and attractive. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 342
LYDIA. Bagis. Geta, Caesar, 198-209. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.33 g, 7 h), struck under the archon Gaius. Π. CΕΠΤ - ΓEΤΑC Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΓΑΙΟ - V ΑΡ - Χ ΒΑΓΗΝ /ΩΝ Asklepios, on the right, and Hygeia, on the left, standing facing, each turned slightly towards each other; between them, small facing figure of Telesphoros. BMC 47. SNG Copenhagen 54. Attractive patina, well-engraved, and with a fine youthful portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 343
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Geta, 209-211. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.14 g, 12 h), 211. AVT KAI ΓЄTAC CЄ Laureate and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO B Eagle standing facing, with spread wings, his head turned to left and with a wreath in his beak; between legs, star. Prieur 1173. Attractive, clear and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 344
Macrinus, 217-218. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.25 g, 1 h), 2nd emission, Rome, March - June 218. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P Felicitas standing facing, her head to left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 35. Clay Issue 2. Cohen 65. RIC 21. Attractive, bright and sharp. Very minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 345
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ.Κ.Μ.ΟΠ.CΕ.ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC.C-ΕΒ. Laureate and bearded head of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Α Eagle standing facing with spread wings, and with his head to right with a wreath in his beak; below talons, long-horned bull's head facing. Prieur 823. Sharp, clear, well-struck and lightly toned. Minor areas of flat striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 346
Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 6.36 g, 12 h), Rome, 219. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS II P P / LIB AVG II Elagabalus togate, seated left on a platform, holding scepter in his left hand and extending his right arm to left; standing left before him on the platform, Libertas holding abacus and cornucopia; below left, togate citizen moving to right, up the steps to the platform. Biaggi 1286 var. BMC -, but cf. p. 546 top and pl. 87, 3 (same reverse die). Cohen -. Calicó 3000 (same dies). RIC 9c. Extremely rare, clear, well-struck and well-centered with an interesting reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 347
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 11.75 g, 12 h), 219. ΑΥΤ Κ ΜΑ...ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β / Δ - Ε Eagle standing facing with spread wings; head to left, with wreath in his beak. McAlee 763. Prieur 272. Lightly toned, sharp and well-struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 348
Julia Paula, first wife of Elagabalus, Augusta, 219-220. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.29 g, 6 h), Rome. IVLIA PAVLA AVG Draped bust of Julia Paula to right. Rev. CONCORDIA Julia, veiled, on the right, standing left and facing Elagabalus, togate, on the left, standing right clasping their right hands. BMC 319. Cohen 12. RIC 214. A fine piece with an excellent portrait in high relief. Some minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 349
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 6.45 g, 6 h), Rome, 227. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P VI COS II P P Mars advancing to right, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left. BMC 407-8. Calicó 3112 (this reverse die). Cohen 304. RIC 60. Clear and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 350
Severus Alexander, 222-235. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.33 g, 7 h), Rome, 232. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing front, head to left, holding two grain ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left; on ground to left, modius. BMC 875-878. Cohen 501 var. RIC 250. Bright, clear and with a fine portrait. Minor striking splits, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 351
LYDIA. Maeonia. Julia Mamaea, 222-235. Diassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.49 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Aurelius Zenon, first archon. ΙΟΥ ΜΑΜ-ΑΙΑ CΕ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΖΗΝΩΝ-ΟC ΑΡΧ Α ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ Baetyl-shaped cult statue of Kore facing, wearing kalathos and, at the base, a poppy on the left and a grain ear on the right. RPC VI, 4465 (temporary, with a slightly mistaken description). Rare. With an attractive portrait, an unusual reverse type and dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 352
CILICIA. Kolybrassos. Julia Mamaea, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 34 mm, 23.35 g, 6 h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ..ΜΑΜΑΙΑΝ Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. Rev. ΚΟΛΥΒΡΑCCΕΩΝ Athena, helmeted and draped, standing facing, her head turned to right, holding a patera in her right hand and, in her left, a transverse spear. Apparently unpublished, save for Gorny & Mosch 196, 2011, 2237 (same dies). Very rare. A bold and attractive coin with a dark, olive-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 353
Maximus, Caesar, 235/6-238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.72 g, 6 h), Rome, 235-236. IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. PIETAS AVG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler. BMC 118. Cohen 1. RIC 1. Attractive and sharp with fine toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 354
Gordian I, 238. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.02 g, 6 h), Rome, 1-22 April 238. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter with her left; at her side, shield. BMC 8. Cohen 8. RIC 4. Attractive, well-centered and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 355
Pupienus, 238. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), Rome, 22 April - 29 July 238. IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. P M TR P COS II P P Felicitas standing left, holding a caduceus in her outstretched right hand and a long scepter with her left. BMC 52. Cohen 26. RIC 6. Attractive, toned and with a good portrait. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 356
Gordian III, 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. LAETITIA AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and rudder with her left. Cohen 120. RIC 113. A pleasing coin with a very sharp portrait struck on a broad, full flan. Reverse slightly weak, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 357
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.13 g, 1 h), 244. AYTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOΥCIAC / S - C / MON VRB Eagle standing front with open wings, his head turned back to left, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. An absolutely splendid, sharp, lustrous and well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 358
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.80 g, 12 h), stating the name of the capital of the Koinon, Beroia, c. 246. AΛEΞANΔ - ΡOΥ Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with griffin running to right on the bowl. Rev. KOI MAK / .Β. /N/E/ΕΝ ΒΕΡΟΙ /.Α. Two prize crowns, each containing a palm branch. AMNG - (cf. 869 as diademed and variations on obverse and reverse legend). With an attractive olive-tan patina and an unusual helmeted portrait of Alexander; very uncommon with the city name. Slightly off-center on both sides and some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 359
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 5.25 g, 5 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS PP Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cohen 130. RIC 75A. Lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 360
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 3.92 g, 1 h), Antioch, 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, seen from behind. Rev. P M TR P VI COS P P Felicitas standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cohen 155. RIC 78 (but misdescribed as being bust left). Very well-struck and sharp, with a superb portrait. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 361
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.08 g, 12 h), 249. ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Δ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ / S C Eagle standing right with spread wings and with a wreath in its beak. Prieur 449. Sharply struck and very attractively centered on a broad flan. Minor doubling in the city name, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 225 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 362
LYDIA. Tripolis. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 33 mm, 15.51 g, 6 h). •Μ• ΩΤΑΚ• CΕ-ΒΗΡΑ• CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ - ΜΑΙΑΝΔΡΟ/C Youthful river-god - the Maiander - reclining to left on waves, holding reed in his right hand, and resting his left on an upturned urn from which the river flows; below right, fish. SNG Lindgren 854. Very rare. Bold, with a dark, grey-green patina, and of good style. Minor marks and some roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 363
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.69 g, 7 h), 245. ΜΑΡ ΟΤΑΚΙΛ CΕΟΥΗΡΑΝ CΕΒ Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia to right, set on crescent. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΖ ΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Α / S C Eagle, with spread wings, standing facing on palm branch, his head to left and with a wreath in his beak. Prieur 341. A lightly toned, bright, well-struck and well-centered piece, of unusually heavy weight. Minor die scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 364
ARABIA. Philippopolis. Divus Julius Marinus, father of Philip I, died circa 246/7. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.92 g, 12 h), minted under his son, Philip I, Antioch, 247-249. ΘЄΩ MAPINΩ Bareheaded bust of Divus Julius Marinus to right, with slight drapery on his far shoulder, set upon an eagle standing right with spread wings. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN KOΛΩNIAC /S-C Roma (or Allat?) standing right, holding patera in her right hand, spear with her, and with a shield at her side. Butcher, INJ 9, pl. 25, 11 (same obverse die). De Saulcy 2. SNG ANS 1402 (same obverse die). Spijkerman 2 (same obverse die). Rare. A splendid example with a fine olive-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Lot 365
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.77 g, 12 h), Antioch, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed beardless bust of Philip II to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Cohen 34 var. RIC 232. Bright, sharp and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 366
Philip II, 247-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.32 g, 5 h), Antioch, 247-249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed beardless bust of Philip II to right. Rev. AETERNITAS AVGG Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. Cohen 5. RIC 246A (but misdescribed with the elephant to right). Bright, lustrous and very sharp. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 367
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.28 g, 7 h), Antioch, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right; below, two pellets. Rev. IVNO MARTIALIS Juno seated to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and scepter in her left; below, in exergue, two pellets. Cohen 47. RIC 83. Extremely sharp, bright and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 368
Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.20 g, 10 h), Antioch, 252. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right; below, three pellets. Rev. VICTO-RIA AVG Victory running to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left; below, in exergue, three pellets. Cohen 126. RIC 93. Extremely sharp, bright and lustrous. Some minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 369
Macrianus, usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 23 mm, 3.23 g, 12 h), Samosata. IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrianus to right, slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter seated left, holding patera in his right hand and a long scepter with his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left, looking back to right; above, in field to field, star of eight rays. Cohen 8. MIR 1735k. RIC 9 (Antioch). Attractive and well-struck on a broad flan. Minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 370
Quietus, usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), Samosata. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus to right. Rev. SPES PVBLICA Spes walking left, holding flower in her right hand and raising the hem of her robes with her left. Cohen 14 var. MIR 1743n. RIC 11. Toned and unusually nice, struck in surprisingly good silver. Some flatness and porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 371
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.68 g, 2 h), Cologne, 266. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. DIANAE REDVCI Diana, in hunting dress, walking to right, leading a stag with her right hand, and holding a bow in her left. AGK (corr.) 13. Cunetio 2429. Elmer 398. RIC 300. Rare. Toned and clear. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 372
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), Cologne, 268. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. REST ORBIS Postumus, laureate and wearing armor, standing right, holding long spear in his left hand and extending his right hand to a turreted female figure who kneels to left before him, holding a cornucopiae with her left hand and clasping the emperor’s hand with her right. AGK 75. Cohen 323. Cunetio -. Elmer 592. RIC 324. Very rare. Well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 373
Laelianus, Romano-Gallic usurper, 269. Antoninianus (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.23 g, 2 h), Cologne, early 269. IMP C LAELIANVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Laelianus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and, with her left, a palm branch over her left shoulder. Cunetio 2501. Elmer 625. RIC 9. Sharp and attractive with fine dark brown surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Plate coin in Calicó
Lot 374
Probus, 276-282. Aureus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 5.56 g, 6 h), Siscia, 277. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. ORIENS AVG / SIS Sol standing facing, his head turned to left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. Biaggi 1619. Calicó 4170 (this coin). Cohen 392. RIC 590D. Struck on a broad and heavy flan. Some marks and scrapes, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Lot 375
Florian, 276. Medallion (Bronze, 30 mm, 22.03 g, 6 h), with remains of original gilding, Rome. IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Florian to right. Rev. MONETA AVG The three Monetae standing facing, their heads to left, each holding a cornucopia with her left hand and a scale over a pile of coins with her right. BN 1885. Gnecchi II, p. 115, 2 and pl. 118, 9. RIC online temp 4212. Very rare. Of remarkably fine quality, sharp, very well-struck and with a powerful portrait. Very minor flan cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 95000 CHF
Lot 376
Numerian, 283-284. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.75 g, 12 h), Ticinum, 6th officina, 283. IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Numerian to right. Rev. PROVIDENT AVGG / VIXXI Providentia standing facing, her head turned to left, holding grain ears in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; at her feet to left, modius. Cohen 83. RIC 447. Sharp, clear and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 377
Carinus, 283-285. Antoninianus (Bronze, with traces of silvering, 23 mm, 4.13 g, 7 h), Lugdunum. IMP CARINVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to left, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield bearing a gorgoneion over his left shoulder. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITAS Emperor standing right, bareheaded, in military dress and holding a globe in his left hand and a spear in his right; in field to right, D. RIC 215. With an attractive bust. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 378
Carinus, 283-285. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.49 g, 11 h), Siscia, 2nd officina, mid-late August 284. IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA / SMSXXIB Carinus and Numerian standing facing one another, each sacrificing over tripod between; two signa behind. Cohen 194. RIC 315. Sharply struck and with considerable ancient silvering. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
The last coin that entered the Trausnitz Collection
Lot 379
Magnia Urbica, Augusta, 283-285. Aureus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.67 g, 6 h), struck under Carinus, Rome. MAGNIA V-RBICA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Magnia Urbica to right, with her hair in a plait ornamented with pearls and tied up on top of her head. Rev. VENERI VICTRICI Venus standing facing, her face turned to right, holding apple in her right hand and drawing out folds of drapery. Calicó 4409. Cohen 8. RIC V, 340. Very rare and a perfect example of the kind of coin that was very desirable in the late 19th century. Repaired hole at 3h, and with some marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 380
Allectus, Romano-British Emperor, 293-296. Antoninianus (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.09 g, 6 h), Camulodunum (Colchester), 293-295. IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Allectus to right. Rev. PAX AVG / S P / C Pax standing to left, holding olive branch in her extended right hand and scepter with her left. RIC 86. Rare. Sharp, attractive, and unusually nice with a fine dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 381
Constantius I, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.77 g, 6 h), Rome, 3rd officina, 295-297. CONSTAN-TIVS CAES Laureate head of Constantius to right. Rev. PROVIDE-NTIA AVGG / Γ The Tetrarchs sacrificing before the gate of a camp with six turrets. Cohen 241. RIC 35a. Issues of the 3rd officina are very scarce. Clear and struck on a broad flan. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 382
Constantius I, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.36 g, 6 h), Treveri, 300-301. CONSTAN - TIVS CAES Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantius I to left. Rev. VICTORIA SARMAT The four Tetrarchs sacrificing before the open gate of a camp with six turrets; in exergue, club to left. CNG e294, 2013, 788 (same dies). Jelocnik -. RIC VI -. Extremely rare, apparently one of only two examples known. Lustrous and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 383
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.38 g, 6 h), Antioch, 293-295. MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. IOVI CONS CAES/ SMAZ Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, nude but for drapery over his shoulders, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing to left, his head turned back to face Jupiter. Calicó 4910. Cohen 118. Depeyrot 9/5. RIC 9. Sharply struck and toned. Slightly bent edge at 10h, area around the ear damaged and repaired, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 384
Galerius, as Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.30 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, 2nd officina, c. 302. MAXIMIA-NVS NOB C Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / •T•S•B• Camp gate with open door and three turrets. Jeločnik -. RIC 16b. Lustrous, nicely toned and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 385
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.29 g, 5 h), Rome, 4th officina, 318-319. CONST-ANTINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right, wearing crested helmet adorned with two stars. Rev. VIRTV-S AVGG / P - R / RQ Camp gate with three turrets and closed doors. RIC 176. Very rare (R5 in the RIC) and with a particularly well-made bust. Minor flan faults on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 386
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.22 g, 6 h), Siscia, 1st officina, 319-320. CONSTANT - INVS AVG Bust of Constantine to left, wearing a close-fitting helmet adorned with a crest and two x-shaped ornaments accompanied by pellets, holding a spear in his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left. Rev. VICT.LAETAE PRINC PERP /ΔSIS* Two Victories standing facing each other, holding, between them, a shield inscribed VOT/PR resting on an altar inscribed S. RIC 95. Rare with this helmet ornament. Sharp, attractive and with a brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 387
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.71 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 4th officina, 318-319. CONSTAN - NTINVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine to left, holding spear over his right shoulder. Rev. VOT XX/ MVLT /.XXX./TS.Δ. in four lines within laurel wreath bound below and with a medallion at the ends above. RIC 32. Very rare. Sharp, clear and attractive with a dark green-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 388
Crispus, Caesar, 316-326. Light Miliarense (Silver, 24 mm, 4.10 g, 6 h), Siscia, early 326. DN CRISPVS NOB CAESAR Laureate and cuirassed bust of Crispus to right. Rev. CRISPVS CAESAR / SIS Four standards. RIC VIII - (but see p. 449, 198 and 199 for the corresponding issues for Constantine I and Constantius II Caesar). Of great rarity, apparently unique. Toned, sharply struck and very attractive. Some minor deposits on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 389
Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.73 g, 1 h), Siscia, 4th officina, 320. LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES Laureate head of Licinius II to right. Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM /.Δ SIS. around / VOT / I.S / .V. RIC 143. Rare. Beautifully struck, sharp and with a fine, dark patina. Reverse surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 390
Commemorative Series in the name Constantinopolis, 348. Medallion (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.80 g, 5 h), struck under Constantius II, Rome, 348. CONSTAN - TINOPOLIS Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Constantinopolis to right. Rev. P - R Pax standing left, holding branch in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left. Cf. LRBC 612. RIC VIII 106 (R4). Very rare. Sharply struck, clear and with an attractive dark patina. Minor mark on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 391
Procopius, usurper, 365-366. Siliqua (Silver, 19 mm, 1.75 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N PROCO - PIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Procopius to right. Rev. VOT / • / V //•C•S all within a wreath joined at the top with a medallion and with ties at the bottom. RIC 13 k (mintmark unlisted, but as 13 e, 13). Very rare. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 392
Valens, 364-378. Multiple of 2 Miliaresia or 4 Siliquae (Silver, 35 mm, 12.94 g, 6 h), Antioch, 369. D N VALENS - PER F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within elaborate laurel wreath; below, ●AN✶. Unpublished and unknown: Cohen -. Gnecchi -. RIC -. Apparently unique. An impressive and significant coin. Traces of corrosion, some scratches and porosity, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 393
Arcadius, 383-408. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Heraclea, 392-395. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. GLORIA - ROMANORVM / SMHA Emperor, in military dress, standing facing, his head to right, holding labarum in his right hand and globe with his left. RIC 27(b), 1. A remarkably good example, sharply struck and with a fine brown tone. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 394
Justa Grata Honoria, Augusta, circa 426-450. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.34 g, 11 h), Ravenna, c. 439. D N IVST GRAT HO-NORIA P F AVG Diademed and draped bust of Honoria to right, wearing pearl necklace and with a cross on her shoulder; above her head, manus Dei holding nimbus. Rev. BONO REI-PVBLICAE / R-V/ COMOB Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding long jeweled cross with her right hand; star in upper left field. Cohen 1. Depeyrot 15/1. Ranieri 89. RIC 2022. Very rare. Clear and attractive. Minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 395
Leo I, 457-474. Tremissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.50 g, 5 h), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PF (sic!) – RPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory facing, her head to left, holding globus cruciger with her left hand and wreath with her right; in lower right field, star. Cf. Depeyrot 93/3 and RIC 611. An attractive and curious coin: the engraver must have misjudged his spacing and was unable to put an E after the P in the obverse legend; thus PFRPET instead of PERPET!!! This error is possibly unpublished. Slight roughness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 396
4th - 6th Century. Wine amphora stamp (Bronze, 98 x 54 x 5 mm, 224.00 g), rectangular with a raised rim and a high, c. 30 mm, ring handle on the plain back, in the name of Iakob the Scribe/Notary. ΕΙΑ - ΚΟY / ΛΙΛ - ΕΒΑ (retrograde) Seven-branched Menorah between a shofar, on the right, and, on the left, a lulav (palm branch) and an etrog (yellow citron). For a bronze stamp with a Menorah from Sardis now in the British Museum, with the name of Leontios and with the Menorah between a bunch of grapes and a palm branch, inventory 1888, 0511. 3, see: Dalton 1901, 487 and Friedenberg 4; for a stamp with the name Sophronios and a Menorah, now in the Israel Museum, see Friedenberg 6; for similar stamps with Menorahs, more elaborately shown but lacking names, see: Friedenberg 1 = Christie's New York, 13 December 2013, 167 ($47,500, from the Steinhardt Collection), and both Friedenberg 2, in the Jewish Museum in New York, and the very similar Roma e 59, 11 July 2019, 595 (£8,000). With a dusty olive-green patina, very sharp and clear. Some minor encrustations, otherwise, as made.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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