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22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus, 37-41. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.81 g, 3 h), Lugdunum, 37. C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT COS Bare head of Caligula to right. Rev. Radiate head of Divus Augustus to right, between two six-rayed stars. BMC 1. BN 1-2. Calicó 336. Cohen 10. RIC 1. A splendid example: sharply struck, very well-centered, and with fine and expressive portraits. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 100000 CHF
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Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Aureus (Gold, 19.0 mm, 7.66 g, 7 h), Rome, 50-51. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE Draped bust of Agrippina Junior to right, wearing barley wreath, her hair tied in a plait at the back. BMC 72. BN 79. Calicó 396e. RIC 80. Rare. With an attractive reddish tone and two powerful portraits. Minor edge nick, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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From the Boscoreale Hoard of 1895
Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.33 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 66-67. IMP NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS Jupiter, bare to waist, seated to left on throne, holding a thunderbolt in his right hand and a long scepter in his left. BMC 77. BN 231. Calicó 413. Cohen 120. RIC 63. Vagi 683. Beautifully toned during the Vesuvius eruption, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.13 g, 5 h), Rome, 21 December 69 - early 70. IMP CAESΛR VESPΛSIΛNVS ΛVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IVDAEA On the left, military trophy, to right, Judaea, veiled and draped, seated right on ground in attitude of mourning, her knees drawn up and her head resting in her left hand, with her left elbow propped on her left knee. BMCRE 35. BN 24. Hendon 6509. RIC 2. A particularly lovely example, beautifully toned, very well-struck, of fine style and remarkably fine. Some tiny marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Wonderful Judaea Capta sestertius
Vespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34.5 mm, 30.40 g, 7 h), Judaea Capta issue, Rome, 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IVDAEA CAPTA / S C On the right, mourning Jewess seated to right at the base of a palm tree; to left, the emperor standing right, holding spear in right hand and parazonium in left, and with his left foot resting on a helmet set on the ground. BMC 546. BN 497-8. Cohen 239. Hendin 6th edition, 6534a. RIC II.1, 167. A marvelous portrait of Vespasian, and with an olive-green patina. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 75000 CHF
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Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 12.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 72-73. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Radiate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTA / S - C Pax standing to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a caduceus in her left. BMC-. BN -. Cohen -. RIC² 393. With a wonderfully powerful and noble portrait of Vespasian and a very attractive glossy, dark green patina. Edges struck flat on the obverse at 5°-8° and from 9°-1°on the reverse; the head of Pax struck flat, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Titus, 79-81. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.30 g, 12 h), Rome, 1 January - 30 June, 80. IMP TITVS CΛES VESPΛSIΛN ΛVG P M Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR P IX IMP XV - COS VIII P P Dolphin coiled around anchor. BMC 71. BN 57-9. Calicó 779. Cohen 308. RIC 110. Attractive, clear and lightly toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.40 g, 7 h), Rome, 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F. Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair in a plait down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVG Venus standing right, half draped, nude to the hips and leaning on a column to her left, holding a helmet in her right hand and a long transverse scepter in her left. BMC 140. Cohen 14. RIC 387. A lovely coin, sharply struck and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 8000 CHF
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Fascinating "Provincial" Portrait of Domitian
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 left, 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, including this one. With an excellent portrait and a fine dark green patina. Minor flatness on the reverse and traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2080 CHF
Estimate: 2600 CHF
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Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.41 g, 12 h), Rome, 13 September - 31 December, 81. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. TR P COS VII - DES VIII P P Dolphin entwined around anchor. BN 24. Calicó 923. Cohen 567. RIC 53. Attractively toned and well-struck. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.62 g, 7 h), Rome, 88. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS COS XIIII Germania, in attitude of mourning with her torso bare, seated on shield to right; below, broken spear. BMC 143. BN 133. Calicó 838. Cohen 148. Kent - Hirmer 243 (same dies). RIC 560. A lustrous, beautiful coin, lightly toned. Old scratch on Domitian's neck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 25 mm, 9.46 g, 6 h), Rome, for circulation in Syria, 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P Wreath containing large S C. BMC 1093-4. Cohen 123. McAlee 509. RIC 647. RPC III 3673. Woytek 937v. Dark brown patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Trajan's Wife and Niece
Plotina and Matidia, Augustae, 105-123 and 112-119. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.41 g, 7 h), Rome, 117-118. PLOTIN-AE AVG Draped bust of Plotina to right, wearing a double stephane made of precious metal, and with her hair tied into a plait that falls down the back of her neck. Rev. MATIDI-AE AVG Draped bust of Matidia to right, wearing an elaborate stephane made of precious metal and with her hair bound up into a decorative bun at the back. BMC (Hadrian) 53 and pl. 47, 15 (same dies). Calicó 1150. Cohen 1. RIC Hadrian 34 = RIC II, 2450. Extremely rare, one of the finest of all the known specimens. With both refined and realistic portraits of the late emperor Trajan's wife, Plotina, and niece, Matidia, who was, in addition, Hadrian's mother-in-law. Beautifully struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 64000 CHF
Estimate: 80000 CHF
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Sabina, Augusta, 128-136/7. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.29 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 130-133. SABINA AVGVSTA - HADRIANI AVG P P Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to left, her hair in a stephane and with a long plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. CONCOR - DIA AVG Concordia seated to left on a high-backed throne, holding a patera in her extended right hand and resting her left elbow on a statue of Spes; below throne, cornucopiae. Biaggi 676 (this coin). BMC Hadrian 901. Calicó 1430 (this coin illustrated). Cohen 13. RIC² 2499. Vagi 1390. Rare. A beautiful, toned example, one of the finest aurei of Sabina known. With a lovely portrait, perfectly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 40000 CHF
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For Use in the Mines of Dalmatia
Time of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius, circa 117-161. Quadrans (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.97 g), Rome (?). Diademed and draped bust of Diana to right, with quiver over her far shoulder. Rev. META-L DELM Stag walking to left. BMC (Hadrian) 1854. RIC (Hadrian) 1013 (but forthcoming in the new edition of RIC III). Rare. Very clear and well-struck with a dark patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Antoninus Pius, 138-161. As (Copper, 27 mm, 11.01 g, 6 h), Rome, 147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. S P Q R / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI / S C within a laurel wreath with ties below and a medallion joint the ends. BMC 1762. Cohen 791. Hill 742. RIC 827a. A pleasing coin, with a good portrait of Antoninus Pius and an olive-green patina. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Medallion (Bronze, 40 mm, 56.02 g, 1 h), Rome, 160-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. The Emperor, togate and holding a stylus in his right hand and a scroll in his left, standing left, inscribing a shield, held by Victory standing right on a pillar; to right, Fecunditas standing left, crowning the emperor with a wreath held in her right hand and holding an infant on her left arm; at her feet to right, another young child standing left; at the emperor's feet to left, two girls, standing to right or facing, their right hands raised. Cohen 1181. Gnecchi 110 and pl. 55, 5 (this piece cited). Extremely rare. An impressive piece with a dark green patina. Encrustations on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 8000 CHF
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Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h), Rome, 177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P Pile of captured Sarmatian arms; in exergue, DE SARM. BMC 740. Cohen 157. RIC 367. Attractive light toning, sharply struck and well centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.30 g, 6 h), from uncertain mint in the Balkans, perhaps in the area of present day Romania. DIA FAVSTINΛ AVGVSTA RIII Draped bust of Faustina Junior to right, her hair pulled back in waved bands and fastened in a low bun at the back of her head. Rev. COS IIII Youthful emperor, togate, sacrificing over tripod altar to left. Biaggi -. BMC -. Cf. Calicó 2098a (a coin, wrongly questioned by Calicó, that is struck from what is apparently the same obverse die - Bachofen von Echt 1460 in Vienna, originally published in 1903). MIR -. RIC -. Unpublished but from the same dies as Triton XXI, 2018, 775 CNG 108, 2018, 644- both described as plated, but this piece has been tested and is certainly gold. Of a curious close-to but not-quite Roman style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lucius Verus, 161-169. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.31 g, 6 h), Rome, 163. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. TR P III IMP II COS II / ARMEN Armenia, wearing cloak and breeches to ankles, and pointed cap, seated left, on ground, in attitude of mourning, propping head on her right hand, her right elbow bent and resting on right knee, her left hand resting on ground; to left, behind her, vexillum, and to left and right, behind her, shields. BMC 239. Cohen 6. RIC 501. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lucius Verus, 161-169. Medallion (Bronze, 38 mm, 46.18 g, 11 h), Rome , 165. L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS IMP II TR P V COS II, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Virus to left. Rev. Victory standing facing, her body turned slightly to left but with her head turned to right, holding a long palm branch with her right hand and stretching out her left hand to right to touch a military trophy; on the left of the trophy's base. Parthian captive seated to right; to the right of the trophy, captive child standing to left. Banti 199 var. = Cohen 346 var. (TR P IIII). Gnecchi 30 and pl. 75, 3 (same dies). MIR 18, 1026-11/47. Very rare. A powerful and attractive coin with a fine, dark green patina, a noble portrait of the emperor and an evocative reverse. Some smoothing in the fields, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h), struck shortly before his assassination, Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P Pietas seated left on draped throne, extending her right hand to a child who clutches her knees, and holding a transverse scepter with her left; in the field to left, star. BMCRE 325. RIC 236. With a remarkably fine and unusually well-struck portrait of the increasingly mad emperor. Lightly toned. Two flan cracks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 200 CHF
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Pescennius Niger, 193-194. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.73 g, 11 h), Antioch. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG Laureate head of Pescennius Niger to right. Rev. SALVTI - A-VG Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera held in left hand; at feet to right, lighted altar. BMC p. 80, note. Cohen 66. RIC 75b. A lovely portrait of Niger. Minor surface granularity, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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From the Brand Collection and the Cologne Getrudenstrasse Hoard of 1909
Septimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.57 g, 6 h), Rome, 201. SEVERVS AVG – PART MAX Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to right, his shoulders heroically bare. Rev. IVLIA – AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, her hair arranged in six waves and with a bun at the back. Biaggi 1122 (same dies). BMC 192 note. Calicó 2588 (this coin). Cohen -. RIC 161a. Very rare. Nicely toned and with splendid portraits of fine style. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 75000 CHF
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Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 21.18 g, 6 h), struck under Caracalla, Rome, 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right, wearing stephane. Rev. IVNONEM / S C Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; at feet to left, peacock. Banti 22. BMC 208 (Caracalla). Cohen 90. RIC 585a (Caracalla). With a noble and extremely elegant portrait of Domna and a fine brown and green patina. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 1200 CHF
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Caracalla, 198-217. As (Copper, 26 mm, 13.30 g, 1 h), Rome, 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XX COS IIII P P / SC Jupiter seated to left, holding Victory in his right hand and long scepter with his left; at his feet, eagle standing left, his head turned back to right. BMC 307 var (bust laureate, draped and cuirassed). Cohen 379. RIC 568b. With a powerful portrait of Caracalla and a red-green patina. Somewhat rough surfaces with traces of cleaning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 400 CHF
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Elagabalus, 218-222. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.40 g, 12 h), Rome , 218-219. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Elagabalus standing to right, laureate and in military dress, holding a transverse spear in his right hand and a standard in his left; to left, soldier standing right and holding a standard topped by a hand; to right, a soldier standing right, his head turned back towards the emperor, holding a standard and a shield. BMC 16 note. Calicó 2994. Cohen 42. RIC 76. Extremely rare. Beautifully toned, lustrous and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 60000 CHF
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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 (same reverse die). Cohen 304. RIC 60. Clear and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Gordian III, 238-244. Sestertius (Bronze, 31 mm, 20.30 g, 12 h), Rome, 243-244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev. FELICIT TEMPOR /S-C Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. Cohen 73. RIC 328a. A very attractive piece: well-struck and with a fine green-brown patina. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Trajan Decius, 249-251. Double Sestertius (Orichalcum, 40 mm, 37.55 g, 12 h), Rome, 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius to right, with his paludamentum on his far shoulder. Rev. FELICITAS SAECVLI / S - C Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Banti 9. Cohen 39. RIC 115a. A particularly nice example with a green patina. Struck from dies with slightly rough surfaces and with a minor edge break, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Double Sestertius (Orichalcum, 36 mm, 35.46 g, 1 h), struck under her husband Trajan Decius, Rome, 250. HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG Draped bust, resting on a crescent, of Herennia Etruscilla wearing stephane to right. Rev. PVDICITIA AVG / S C Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil over head and holding scepter. Cohen 21. RIC 136a. Very rare. Clear and with a good portrait and fine brown patina. Fields smoothed but still most attractive, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Maximinus II, 310-313. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 5.32 g, 12 h), Antioch, 311. MAXIMI-NVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximinus to right. Rev. SOLE IN-VICTO / (crescent) SMAΞ* Sol, radiate, standing left, raising right hand and holding Victory in left. Calicó 5032. Depeyrot 29/3. RIC 160. Very rare. Sharply struck and attractive. Some minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Constantius II, as Caesar, 324-337. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.38 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 335-336. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius to left. Rev. CONSTANT-IVS CAESAR / CONS Victory walking to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left. RIC 96. A coin with a remarkably elegant, even noble, portrait of Constantius II Caesar. Minor scratches, scuffs and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Vetranio, 350. Centenionalis (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.67 g, 12 h), Thessalonika, Δ = 4th officina. D N VETRAN-IO P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vetranio to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM / A - B / •TSΔ• Vetranio, in military attire, standing front, head to left, holding a labarum bearing a Christogram in each hand; above his head, star. RIC 135. Strong portrait. Exergue weakly struck and some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 250 CHF
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Jovian, 363-364. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Antioch, Γ = 3rd officina, 363. D N IOVIAN - VS PEP AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovian to right. Rev. SECVRITA - S REI - PVBLICAE / ANTΓ Roma and Constantinople enthroned, the former facing, the latter turned to left; between them they support a shield inscribed VOT / V / MVL / X; Roma holding spear in her left hand; Constantinople holding scepter in her left hand and resting her right foot on a prow. Cohen 8. Depeyrot 18/2. RIC VIII 223. Rare. Splendid, lustrous, sharply struck and perfectly centered. Slight die-shift on the obverse and some minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Valens, 364-378. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.55 g, 10 h), Thessalonika, 364. D N VALEN-S P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. VICTOR-IA AVGG / SM TES Valentinian and Valens seated facing on a throne with a back, jointly holding globe. Behind and between them the upper portion of a Victory with outspread wings, blessing the emperors. Cohen 53. Depeyrot 25/2. RIC 4b1. Nicely struck, sharp and well-centered. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Unique Semissis or Heavy Siliqua Pattern
Valens, 364-378. (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h), pattern for a gold semissis or a heavy siliqua, Sirmium, c. 364. D N VALEN-S P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. GAVD-IVM R P/ SIRM On the left, Valentinian, taller, standing facing, his head turned to right, in military dress and holding spear in his right hand and globe in his left; on the right, Valens, shorter, in military dress and holding spear in his right hand and globe in his left. Unpublished, save for a note dated August 2000 on Wildwinds (http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valens/uncat.txt). Of the greatest rarity, apparently unique. Remains of deposits and with some cleaning marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Theodosius I, 379-395. Medallion of 2 Solidi (Gold, 27 mm, 8.93 g, 12 h), Aquileia, c. 379. DN THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius I to right. Rev. GLORIA - RO - MANORVM / AQOB Roma and Constantinopolis seated; Roma facing, helmeted, holding Victory on globe with her right hand and scepter with her left; Constantinopolis to left, turreted, holding Victory on globe in her right hand and a cornucopia with her left, her right foot on a galley prow . Gnecchi - but cf. the comparable piece of Gratian, now in Vienna and found in the Banat (now Romania) in 1865, Cohen 19 = Gnecchi 6 and pl. 19, 1 = RIC IX, p. 98, 19. Apparently unique. A coin of the greatest importance, surely struck at the start of the then joint reign of Theodosius I with Gratian and Valentinian II. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 125000 CHF
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Arcadius, 383-408. Follis (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.29 g, 11 h), Antioch, Γ = 3rd officina, 401-403. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, his torso turned slightly to his right, holding, in his right hand, a spear over his right shoulder, and with a shield decorated with a cross over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG / ANTΓ Constantinopolis, helmeted, draped and enthroned facing, her head to right, holding a long scepter with her right hand and Victory on a globe in her left; beneath her right foot, prow. LRBC 2797. RIC 97. Boldly struck, and with a dark, reddish-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 395-402. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG Γ / 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; to left, star. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC 8. Lustrous and sharp, perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.54 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 408-420. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory walking right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 70/1. RIC X, 213. Sharp and well-centered. Graffito X on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, circa 408-430. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG Θ/CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head turned to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear in her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 73/2. RIC 202. Well-centered and with underlying luster. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 423-424. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX B/CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in upper left field, eight-rayed star. Depeyrot 75/1. RIC 225. Perfectly centered and sharply struck. Some faint hairlines in the obverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 425-429. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. SALVS REI-PVBLICAE S/CONOB Theodosius II, on the left, and Valentinian III, on right, both nimbate, seated facing on double throne, wearing consular robes and holding a mappa in their right hands and a cross in their left. Depeyrot 79/1. RIC 237. Light scratch in obverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 430-440. D N THEODOSI – VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. IMP XXXXII COS – XVII PP / CONOB Constantinopolis seated left, holding spear and globus cruciger, right foot set on prow, shield at her side; in left field, star. Depeyrot 84/1. RIC 285. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 430-440. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing 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. VOT XXX - MVLT XXXX / CONOB Constantinopolis seated left on throne, her left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger in her right hand, long scepter with her left, and leaning her left elbow on a shield at her side; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 81/1. RIC 257. A lustrous example, well-centered and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Aelia Pulcheria, Augusta, 414-453. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), struck under her brother, Theodosius II, Constantinople, 423-425. AEL PVLCH-ERIA AVG Draped and diademed bust of Pulcheria to right, crowned by Hand of God above, wearing pearl necklace, earrings and with a cross on her shoulder. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX / CONOB Angel standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in her right hand. Depeyrot 75/3. DOC 438. MIRB 19a. RIC 226. Perfectly centered and with a bold, sharp strike. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Aelia Eudocia, Augusta, 423-460. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), struck under her husband, Theodosius II, Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 423-425. AEL EVDO-CIA AVG Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Aelia Eudocia to right, crowned by manus Dei. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX I/CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross in right hand; to upper left, star. Depeyrot 75/2. RIC 228. Perfectly centered and with underlying luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Bold Siliqua of Constantine III
Constantine III, 407-411. Siliqua (Silver, 16.5 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h), Treveri, 408-411. D N CONSTAN-TINVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI-A AAVGGG / TRMS Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe in her outstretched right hand and reversed spear in her left. Lafaurie 11. RIC 1534. Rare. Nicely toned and well-struck on an unusually full flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Valentinian III, 425-455. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 425-429. D N VALENTIN-IANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III facing slightly right, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield decorated with horseman motif. Rev. SALVS REI PVBLICAE Δ / CONOB Theodosius II (larger) and Valentinian III (smaller) enthroned facing, holding mappa and cruciform scepter; above, the head of Theodosius, star. Depeyrot 79/2. RIC X 242. Dent on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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