obolos 20
3 October 2021
Webauction
Lot 991
LYDIA. Sala. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.91 g, 1 h). Laureate head of bearded Herakles to right. Rev. CAΛΗ-ΝΩΝ Grape bunch on vine. BMC 24. GRPC Lydia, 35-6. Lindgren & Kovacs 798. SNG Copenhagen 433-4. Nicely centered and well-struck, with a powerful portrait of Herakles. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Published in RPC
Lot 992
LYDIA. Thyateira. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.61 g, 6 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙ CE ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΘΥΑΤƐΙΡΑ Tyche, turreted, standing left, with bare breast, holding two grain-ears in right hand and scepter in left. BMC 69. RPC II 943.3 (this coin). Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Plate coin in Franke & Nollé!
Lot 993
LYDIA. Thyateira. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Medallion (Bronze, 44 mm, 34.09 g, 6 h), alliance issue with Pergamum, struck under the strategos Moschus, 193-195. AYT KAI Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC ΠEP Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. EΠI CTPA MOC-XOY B ΠEPΓAMHNΩN / ΘYATEIPHNΩN OMONOIA Asclepius of Pergamum standing to right, holding serpent-entwined staff, standing vis-à-vis Apollo Tyrimnaeus of Thyatira standing to left. GRPC Lydia 282 (same dies). Franke & Nollé 2298 (this coin) = Mabbott 1856 (this coin). SNG von Aulock 3221. Extremely rare, only five recorded by Franke & Nollé. Scratches on reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 994
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 3.90 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate, Claudius Hierax. KΛAYΔION KAICAPA AIZANITAI Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠI KΛAYΔIOY IEPAKOC Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 85-6. RPC I 3088. SNG Copenhagen 83. SNG von Aulock 3349. Well centered, nice patina, with a strong portrait of Claudius. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 995
PHRYGIA. Cibyra. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.36 g, 12 h). AY K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. KIBY-PATΩN Tyche standing to left, wearing modius on head, holding rudder on globe in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. BMC 78. RPC VII.1, 667. Attractive brown and tan patina. A few adjustment marks on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare mint
Lot 996
PHRYGIA. Cidyessus. Philip I, with Philip II, 244-249. (Bronze, 35 mm, 18.12 g, 5 h), struck under the first archon Aurelius Marcus. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΙ CEΒ Confronted busts of Philip I, radiate, draped and cuirassed to right, and Philip II, laureate, draped and cuirassed to left. Rev. EΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΑΡΧOY ARX ΠΡΩ / ΤΟ Β / ΚΙΔΥΗCCE/ΩΝ Hygieia standing right, feeding from patera serpent held in arms, facing Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff; between them, Telesphorus standing facing. RPC VIII Online unassigned ID 20702. Von Aulock Phrygiens I 584-5. Rare - just three specimens cited in RPC Online. Green patina with sandy highlights. Light surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Unique
Lot 997
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Titus, 79-81. Assarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 12.28 g, 1 h). [ΤΙΤΟϹC] ΚΑΙCΑΡ Draped and laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. [ΙE]ΡΑΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Apollo riding right on horseback, holding double axe. Unpublished in the standard references. Shares the same obverse die as RPC 1304 (Apollo standing on the reverse) and similar reverse die as RPC 1304b. Extremely rare, seemingly unique. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 998
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Maximinus I, 235-238. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 10.36 g, 6 h), struck under the archon Lourios. ΑΥ ΙΟΥΗΠ ΜΑΞΙΜΕΙΝΟ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΛΟΥΡΙΟΥ / ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ/ΠΟΛ Rivergod Carmius reclining left, holding cornucopia in right hand and reed in left. BMC -. RPC VI Online -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Seemingly unpublished. Brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 999
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Geta, As Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h). · Λ · CEΠ ΓΕΤΑC Κ Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Eagle standing facing, head left, holding wreath in beak, wings displayed. SNG Copenhagen 594. Well-centered and attractive. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1000
PHRYGIA. Stectorium. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 17.22 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Fl. Likinnianos, c. 161-162. •ΑYΤ• ΛΟYΚΙС• (sic) ΑYΡ• •ΟYΗΡΟС• Draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΦΛ ΛΙΚΙΝ-ΝΙΑΝΟY CΤEΚΤΟΡΗ / ΝΩΝ Zeus seated to left on a low throne, holding Nike with his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. RPC IV, 2 temporary 2165. SNG Bern 1221 (same dies. With a splendidly elegant and noble portrait of Verus and a fine, golden-tan patina; possibly the best known example of this very rare type. Somewhat rough surfaces, some flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Unique
Lot 1001
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Philip II, 247/9. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.78 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ Κ CEΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠ[ΟΝ] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. CΙΔΗΤΩΝ Nike advancing to left holding wreath with her extended left arm and palm with her right. RPC VIII Online 71930 (this coin). Extremely rare, the only known example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1002
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.48 g, 6 h), struck under Antoninus pius. AVRELIVS CAESAR Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COLONIAE ANTIOCHIAE Eagle standing to right, with wings spread. RPC IV.3 online 7338. Krzyżanowska 139, I.1-5. BMC 9. SNG von Aulock 4922. Sharp details, well-centered, beautiful black patina, and with an excellent portrait of Marcus Aurelius. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1003
PISIDIA. Sagalassus. Diadumenian, As Caesar, 217-218. Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.30 g, 6 h). K Μ Ο(ΠE)Λ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ ΔΙΑΔΟΥ(ΜΕ)ΝΙΑΝΟC Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. CAΓAΛACCEΩN Lakaidemon standing left, holding patera in right hand, a piece of drapery or ribbon in left. SNG BN 1805 (same dies). Von Aulock, Pisidiens -. Well-struck, and with a dark reddish-brown and green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very Rare!
Lot 1004
PISIDIA. Sagalassus. Claudius II, 268-270. 10 Assaria (Bronze, 33 mm, 17.16 g, 12 h). AY•K•M•AYP• KΛAYΔIO-N Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II Gothicus to right, seen from behind; before, value mark I. c/m: eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak. Rev. CAΓAΛACCEΩN Kybele, wearing polos, enthroned between two lions to left, holding patera in her right hand and leaning her left elbow on a tympanon on the seat of her throne. SNG BNF -; but an example was subsequently acquired by the BNF in 2014 (inventory 2014.38). For the c/m: Howgego 335. Extremely rare. Possibly the second known example. Host coin flatly struck, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1005
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 1st Century BC. (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 7.25 g, 1 h). Bare head to right. Rev. Hasta, sella quaestoria and fiscus; Q below. RPC I 5409. A particularly fine example with a strong portrait, well-struck with clear details, and with a nice reddish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1006
CILICIA. Adana. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 28 mm, 13.06 g, 6 h). AYT KAIC M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. AΔPIANωN AΔANEωN Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right; the twelve signs of the Zodiac around. Levante, Adana 216. RPC VII.2 Online ID 2112. SNG BN 1879. SNG Levante 1233. This coin nicer than the five examples cited in RPC Online. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1007
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.49 g, 12 h), year 126 = 107-108. KAICAPEΩN (PE) ANAZAP Veiled, draped and turreted bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ETOYC ςKP Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right. SNG BN -. SNG Levante 1378. Ziegler 96 var (dies not recorded). Pleasing green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Not in RPC
Lot 1008
CILICIA. Diocaesarea. Time of Antonius Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.77 g, 11 h). ΔΙΟΚΑΙCΑΡEΩΝ Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of the Tyche of Diocaesarea to right. Rev. Eagle, with wings spread, standing to left on thunderbolt. RPC -. Unpublished in the standard references but see, Künker 333, 544 = Hauck & Aufhäuser 20, 168. Well-centered, and with a fine dark green-black patina. The second known example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
With the portrait of the Stoic philosopher Chrysippos of Soli
Lot 1009
CILICIA. Pompeiopolis. Philip I, 244-247. Heptassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 11.41 g, 6 h). ΑVΤ Κ ΙΟY ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC ΕY CEΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟΠΟΛ ΙΑΤ / S Bare-headed and draped bust of the philosopher Chrysippos to right. RPC VIII Online ID 2348. SNG BN 1254. SNG Levante 895. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The 4th Known Example
Lot 1010
GALATIA. Ancyra. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.45 g, 6 h), c. 184-190. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, wearing paludamentum. Rev. ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ Telesphorus standing, facing. RPC Online IV.2 1730.4 (this coin). Extremely rare. One of only 4 known examples. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished?
Lot 1011
GALATIA. Ancyra. Lucius Verus, 161-169. (Bronze, 31 mm, 24.39 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ Λ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΟΥΗΕΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΑΝΚΥΡΑC Athena standing left, holding owl in right hand and supporting grounded shield with left; spear behind. BMC -. Lidgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. RPC IV.3 Online -. CNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Possibly unpublished. Mottled brown and tan patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Seemingly unique
Lot 1012
GALATIA. Pessinus. Geta, 209-212. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 31 mm, 15.17 g, 1 h). AYT K Π C ΓETAC AY Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΠΕCCΙΝΟΥΤΙΩΝ Attis standing left, crescent at shoulders and above brow, holding a kerykeion (?) in right hand and resting left upon a grounded shield. BMC -. Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Unpublished . Well-centered and well-struck, with a very fine portrait, and with an attractive tan patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1013
GALATIA. Tavium. Geta, As Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.31 g, 1 h). ΠΟ CΕ ΓΕΤΑC ΚΟΜ ΚΕCΑΡ Bare head of Geta to right. Rev. CE ΤΡ / ΤΑΟΥΙ/ΑΝΩΝ in three lines within laurel wreath. SNG BN -. SNG von Aulock 6254. Black patina with earthen deposits on the reverse. Corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1014
GALATIA. Koinon of Galatia. Claudius, 49-54. Assarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.97 g, 11 h), struck under the legate, Annius Afrinus. ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΑΦΡΙΝΟΥ Hexastyle temple set on podium of three steps. RPC 3558. Devreker 191, no. 11. Beautiful dark patina with earthen highlights. A scarcely encountered type. Some cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1015
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Trajan, 98-117. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.05 g, 6 h), 98-99. AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔHM EΞ YΠAT B Tyche standing left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Ganschow 123a. RPC III 2986. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1016
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. temp. Sextus Julius Caesar, 47-46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.59 g, 12 h), in the name and types of the Seleukid king Philip I Philadelphos, year 3 of the Caesarean Era = 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Philip I to right within filleted border. Rev. Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike in extended right hand and scepter in left; to inner left, monogram of ANT (= Antioch); fixed monogram below thorne; Γ and thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath. HGC 9, 1360a. McAlee 4. Prieur 4. RPC I 4127. SC 2491.1. Extremely rare - Prieur recorded just two examples. Sharply struck and with light toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Publius Quinctillius Varus, Massacred at Teutoberger Forest
Lot 1017
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.54 g, 12 h), struck under Publius Quinctillius Varus, Governor of Syria, 5/4 BC, year ZK = 27 of the Actian Era = 5/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ Tyche seated to right on rocky outcropping, holding palm branch; in field to right, ZK; at feet, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming to right. McAlee 87. RPC I 4252. Unusually fine details for type, well centered and among the finest known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1018
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.27 g, 12 h), year 177 = 128-129. MHT-P ANTIOXEΩN Laureate and draped bust of Apollo to right. Rev. ETO ZOP Olive-branch; in lower right field, A. McAlee 129a. RPC III 3742. Dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1019
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.60 g, 11 h), 241-244. ΑYΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ YΠΑ ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; between legs, crescent above ram running to right, with its head reverted. McAlee 881. Prieur 298. RPC VII.2 Online ID 68049. Light porosity and a couple of minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1020
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 11.84 g, 12 h), 238-240. ΑYΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 860. Prieur 282. RPC VII.2 Online ID 68016. Lightly toned. Scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1021
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.64 g, 12 h), 241-244. ΑYΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate head of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ YΠΑ ΤΟ Β Eagle standing facing with spread wings, his head turned to left and holding wreath in his beak; between legs, crescent above ram running to left, with its head reverted. McAlee 878. Prieur 292. RPC VII.2 Online ID 68043. Deposit on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1022
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.84 g, 6 h), 245. AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, seen from behind. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO A / S C Eagle standing facing on palm branch, with spread wings and head to left, holding wreath in its beak. McAlee 897. Prieur 338A. RPC VIII Online ID 47997. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1023
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 10.69 g, 12 h), 4th officina (Δ), 246. AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC / S - C / MON VRB Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head left, holding wreath in beak; above eagle's left wing, Δ. McAlee 901d. Prieur 308. RPC VIII Online ID 29032. Fantastic sharp portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1024
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 11.84 g, 6 h), 248. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Laureate and cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, wearing balteus. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Δ / ANTIOXIA S C Eagle standing to right, with spread wings and wreath in its beak. McAlee 941b. Prieur 426. RPC VIII Online ID 29194. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1025
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 27 mm, 11.29 g, 7 h), struck under Philip I, 247. MAP ΩTAKIΛI CEOYHPAN CEB Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane, set on crescent. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ / ANTIOXIA / S C Eagle with spread wings standing right, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1098. Prieur 390. RPC VIII Online ID 29071. Deposits and light porosity on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1026
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 10.09 g, 7 h), 245. ΜΑΡ ΙΟYΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC ΚΕCΑΡ Bareheaded and draped bust of Philip II to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Α / S C Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 1014. Prieur 346. RPC VIII Online ID 29405. Minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1027
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.64 g, 6 h), 248. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ / ANTIOCHIA/S C Eagle with spread wings standing facing to right, holding wreath in his beak. McAlee 1042. Prieur 474. RPC VIII Online ID 29020. Graffito (X) in obverse field, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1028
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 13.56 g, 6 h), 1st officina. ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜΕ ΚΥ ΔΕΚΙΟC ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right; below neck, pellet. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡX ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC / S C Eagle standing right on palm branch, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1119a Prieur 537. RPC IX 1626. Bold "Arabic style" portrait of Trajan Decius. A few minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1029
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Herennius Etruscus, As Caesar, 249-251. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 12.27 g, 11 h), 3rd officina, 250-251. EPENN ETPOY ME KY ΔEKIOC KECAP Bareheaded and draped bust of Herrenius Etruscus to right; below, three pellets. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / S C Eagle standing right on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. McAlee 1152c. Prieur 633. RPC IX 1732. Light toning; well-struck and with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1030
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 13.13 g, 6 h), 4th officina. AYTOK K Γ ΟΥΙΒ ΤΡΕΒ ΓΑΛΛΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right; below, four pellets. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / S C Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; Δ between legs. McAlee 1172d. Prieur 662. RPC IX 1801. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1031
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Volusian, 251-253. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26.5 mm, 11.87 g, 6 h), 4th officina. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Γ ΑΦΙΝ ΓΑΛ ΟΥEΝΔ ΟΥΟΛΟΥCCΙΑΝΟC CEΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right; below, four pellets formed in a square. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / S C Eagle standing facing, with wings spread, head turned to right, holding wreath in beak; between legs. McAlee 1187d. Prieur 699. RPC IX 1803. Scarce. Only two cited by Prieur. A few small deposits and a small pit on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1032
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Heliopolis. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 25 mm, 11.39 g, 7 h). L SEPTIMIO SEVERO AVG B Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimus Severus to right. Rev. COL HEL / I O M H View of the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus, shown in perspective, and seen from above and to left. SNG Cop. 429. BMC 2. Price & Trell 702. An attractive architectural type with a splendid black patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1033
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Seleucia Pieria. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.97 g, 1 h). AYTOKPA KA CE CEYHPOC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. CΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΠΙΕΡΙΑC ZE Tetrastyle temple containing baetyl of Zeus Kasios; eagle surmounting the pediment. BMC 50 var (obverse legend). Butcher 80. Black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1034
SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Hieropolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.60 g, 12 h), 215-217. ΑΥΤ Κ M A ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Δ Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head to right and holding wreath in beak; between the eagle's legs, lion walking to right. Prieur 929. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1035
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 20.40 g, 1 h). IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. COL DAMA METRO Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right within tetrastyle shrine, raised base decorated with ram running right; two either side, female figure (Victory?) holding temple. BMC -. De Saulcy -, but cf. Otacilia Severa 4. RPC VIII online, unassigned ID 26777. SNG Righetti 2155. Rare - just five specimens noted in the RPC. Green patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1036
JUDAEA. Antiochia ad Hippum. Faustina Junior, 147-175. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.15 g, 12 h). ΦΑΥCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑϹΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. ΑΝΤ ΠΡ ΙΠ ΙEΡ ΑCΥΛ Pegasus with curved wings, leaping to right. RPC IV 6570. Sofaer 14. Spijkerman 12. Very rare. Repatinated, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Impressive bust type
Lot 1037
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.51 g, 12 h). AYT K M AYP CEY AΛEΞANΔPOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, holding spear in right hand over right shoulder and shield on left arm. Rev. MHT KO ЄΔЄCCHNωN Tyche, turreted and draped, seated to left on low platform, holding uncertain object (grain ears or branch?) in right hand and resting left at her side; below to left, river-god swimming to left; lighted altar to left. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian 2551 corr. (same obverse die; obverse legend). A most impressive bust of the emperor. Cleaned coppery-brown surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1038
COMMAGENE. Samosata. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 11 h). AY K M AY ANTWNINOC Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. MHT KOMM Φ CAMOCATEWN Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. BMC 37. Butcher 28. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Ex Léon Lacroix collection
Lot 1039
EGYPT. Alexandria. Claudius, 41-54. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.81 g, 12 h), dated, year I = 10 = 49/50. ΤΙΒ ΚΛΑY Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. Crocodile to right; above, L I. RPC 5178.5 Online (this coin). Köln 97. Dattari (Savio) 161. K&G 12.67. Emmett 96.10. Sightly rough and obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very Rare
Lot 1040
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.81 g, 12 h), regnal year Δ = 4 = 119/120 . ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ CEΒ Laureate and draped head of Hadrian to right. Rev. L Δ Sphinx seated to right. RPC III Online 5251. Extremely rare. The third known example. Fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1041
Egypt. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 35 mm, 27.37 g, 12 h), regnal year IS = 16 = 131-132. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L Iς Nilus seated left on rock, holding reed in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left; below, crocodile to right. Dattari (Savio) 1794. Emmett 1016.16. K&G 32.519. RPC III 5791. Pleasing clear types. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1042
EGYPT. Alexandria. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23.5 mm, 12.48 g, 11 h), year 4 = 220-221. A KAICAP MA AYP ANTωNINOC EYCEB. Rev. L Δ Nilus seated left on rocks, holding reed in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Dattari (Savio) 4130. K&G 56.48. Köln 2332-3. Brown patina with attractive earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1043
CYRENAICA. Cyrene. Trajan, 98-117. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.73 g, 6 h), 100. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ NEP ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ Horned head of Zeus-Ammon to right. RPC III 3. Sydenham 178. Light scratches on obverse, deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1044
CYRENAICA. Cyrene. Trajan, 98-117. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.50 g, 6 h), 100. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ Bearded head of Zeus-Ammon to right, with ram's horn over his ear. RPC III 3. Sydenham 178. Dark encrustations, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1045
Anonymous, Circa 217-215 BC. Semuncia (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.02 g, 11 h), Rome. Head of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos. Rev. ROMA Prow to right with club on side. Crawford 38/7. Sydenham 87. Green patina with light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1046
Anonymous, 209-208 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.32 g, 11 h), mint in central Italy. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA The Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear in right hand; above, C between two stars. Crawford 107/1b. RSC 32a. Sydenham 155. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1047
Cn. Lucretius Trio, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.96 g, 4 h), Rome. TRIO Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X. Rev. CN · LVCR / ROMA The Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear in his right hand. Babelon (Lucretia) 1. Crawford 237/1a. Sydenham 450. Attractive iridescent toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1048
A. Manlius Q.f. Sergianus, 118-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.84 g, 11 h), Rome. SER / ROMA Helmeted head of Roma right. Rev. A · (MS)(NL)I · Q · F Sol standing facing, head turned to the right, in facing quadriga rising from the waves of the sea; star on either side; X and crescent above. Babelon (Manlia) 1. Crawford 309/1. Sydenham 543. Toned. Porous, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1049
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S · C. Rev. Q · (ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding reins and palm branch in her left hand, wreath in her right; below, N. Babelon (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742. Scratch on obverse, light porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1050
P. Crepusius, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.94 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with scepter on his far shoulder; below chin, barley; behind, B. Rev. XXI / P•CREPVSI Horseman to right, brandishing spear with his right hand. Babelon (Crepusia) 1. Crawford 361/1c. Sydenham 738a. Scratch in obverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1051
C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), Rome. Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; behind, S · C. Rev. C · N(AE) B(AL)B Victory in triga to right, holding reins in both hands; above, XII. Babelon (Naevia) 6. Crawford 382/1b. Sydenham 769b. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 1052
Cn. Lentulus, 76-75 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.80 g, 4 h), Spain (?). G · P · R Draped bust of the Genius Populi Romani to right, bearded, his hair bound with a taenia and with a scepter over his shoulder. Rev. EX - S · C / CN · LEN · Q Scepter with wreath, globe and rudder. Babelon (Cornelia) 54. Crawford 393/1a. Sydenham 752. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1053
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.66 g, 5 h), Rome. CESTIANVS S.C Bust of female deity to right, draped and wearing the helmet of Minerva, the laurel wreath of Apollo, the crown of Isis, the wings of Victory and with the bow and quiver of Diana on her back, and with a cornucopia before. Rev. M · PLAETORIVS M F AED CVR Eagle, with spread wings and head to left, standing facing on thunderbolt. Babelon (Plaetoria) 4. Crawford 409/1. Sydenham 809. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1054
Faustus Cornelius Sulla, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.01 g, 10 h), Rome. Diademed, laureate and draped bust of Venus to right. Rev. Three military trophies; to left, jug; to right, lituus; in exergue, monogram of FAVSTVS. Babelon (Cornelia) 63. Crawford 426/3. Sydenham 884. Toned. Fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1055
M. Junius Brutus, 54 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.62 g, 2 h), Rome. BRVTVS Bearded head of the Consul L. Junius Brutus to right. Rev. AHALA Bearded head of C. Servilius Ahala to right. Babelon (Junia) 31. Crawford 433/2. Sydenham 907. Light scratches and minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1056
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.43 g, 9 h), Rome. Bare head of a Gallic woman to right, with long disheveled hair; behind, carnyx. Rev. L · HOSTILIVS / SASERNA Artemis (Diana) standing facing, holding stag with her right hand and spear with her left. Babelon (Hostilia) 4. Crawford 448/3. CRI 19. Sydenham 953. Toned. Strike a little weak in the centers, slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1057
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.79 g, 5 h), Rome. Bare head of a Gallic woman to right, with long disheveled hair; behind, carnyx. Rev. L · HOSTILIVS / SASERNA Artemis (Diana) standing facing, holding stag with her right hand and spear with her left. Babelon (Hostilia) 4. Crawford 448/3. CRI 19. Sydenham 953. A desirable type. Rough surfaces and cleaning scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1058
Julius Caesar, late spring - early summer 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.97 g, 11 h), mint moving with Caesar. Female head to right (Clementia?), wearing an oak wreath, pendant earring and pearl necklace; her hair bound into a jeweled bun at the back; behind, LII (= 52 = Caesar’s age). Rev. CAE - SAR Trophy of Gallic arms; on right, axe surmounted by a wolf’s head. Babelon (Julia) 26. BMCRR 3955. Crawford 452/2. CRI 11. Sydenham 1009. Well-struck and attractive, with light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1059
L. Papius Celsus, 45 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.08 g, 1 h), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin headdress tied at neck. Rev. L · PAPIVS / CELSVS III · VIR She-wolf standing right, placing stick on fire; on right, eagle standing left, fanning the flames. Babelon (Papia) 2. Crawford 472/1. CRI 82. Sydenham 964. Lightly toned, and nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1060
Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.74 g, 11 h), mint traveling with Antony in Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul. M · A(NT)O · IMP · R · P · C Bare head of Marc Antony to right, with slight beard; behind, lituus to left. Rev. CAESAR DIC Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind, jug. Babelon (Antonia) 3. Crawford 488/2. CRI 123. Sydenham 1166a. Struck on an oblong flan, light graffiti, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1061
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, May-Summer 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13.5 mm, 1.88 g, 9 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. LEP IMP Simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 489/3. CRI 120. King 73. RSC 3. Sydenham 1158a. Lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1062
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.66 g, 12 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. Victory standing right, holding palm frond, crowning trophy with wreath. Crawford 489/4. CRI 121. King 74. Sydenham 1159. Toned. Minor porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1063
The Triumvirs. Mark Antony, Late summer-autumn 43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.55 g, 9 h), Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul. M (ANT) IMP Lituus, capis, and raven standing left on ground line. Rev. Victory standing right, holding palm frond, crowning trophy with wreath. Crawford 489/4. CRI 121. King 74. Sydenham 1159. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1064
L. Mussidius Longus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.78 g, 5 h), Rome. Radiate and draped bust of Sol facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. L · MVSSIDIVS · LONGVS The shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN: depicted is a low platform of galley-like form, with steps and a tripod to left, two statues of Venus at the center and a low column to right. Babelon (Mussidia) 7. Crawford 494/43a. CRI 189. Sydenham 1094. Chip on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1065
P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus, 42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.97 g, 4 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right with two coils of hair falling down neck; behind, lyre. Rev. P · CLODIVS M · F · Diana with bow and quiver standing facing, her head turned to right, holding lighted torch in each hand. Babelon (Clodia) 14. Crawford 494/23. Sydenham 1117. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1066
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. As (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.47 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, circa 25 BC. CAESAR Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVSTVS within laurel wreath tied below. BMC 731-5. RIC 486 (as Ephesus?). RPC I 2235. Coppery-brown surfaces. A superior example for this type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1067
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.79 g, 8 h), "Tribute Penny" type, Lugdunum, c. 18-35. 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 reversed spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left. BMC 48. Cohen 16. Lyon Group 4, 150. RIC 30. Lightly toned. A couple of small deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1068
Tiberius, 14-37. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.47 g, 8 h), of the so-called Tribute Penny type, Lugdunum, c. 15-18 (group 2). TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right, with one ribbon of his wreath on his shoulder. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM Livia (as Pax) seated right on a chair with ornamented legs, holding a long inverted spear with her right hand and an olive branch in her left; below, triple line. BMC 45. BN 18. Cohen 16. Giard, Lyon 146/2a. RIC 28. Lightly toned and well-struck. A couple of minor deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 418 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1069
Tiberius, AD 14-37. Dupondius (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.04 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Commagene, 19-20. TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Tiberius to right; c/m: cornucopiae with ΛH (?), all within circular incuse. Rev. PONT MAX IM COS III IMP VII TR POT XXII Crossed cornucopiae over winged caduceus. RIC 90; RPC I 3869. For the countermark: Howgego -, but cf. 401. Black patina. Worn but clear. Countermark: about very fine; coin: about fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1070
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. As (Copper, 28.5 mm, 11.11 g, 7 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT Bare head of Gaius to left. Rev. VESTA / S C Vesta seated left on ornamental throne with a back, holding patera and long scepter. Cohen 27. BMC 46. RIC 38. Brown patina. Some encrustations, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 1071
Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 23.90 g, 7 h), Rome, 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS P M TR POT / PIETAS Pietas seated left on stool, holding patera in extended right hand and resting left arm on small standing figure. Rev. DIVO - AVG / S-C Caligula togate, standing left, holding patera over altar; victimarius holding bull for sacrifice and attendant holding a patera standing on either side; garlanded hexastyle temple of Divus Augustus in background; pediment decorated with sacrificial scene; quadriga and Victories as acroteria; statues of Romulus and Aeneas along roof line. BMC 41-43. BN 51. Cohen 11. RIC 36. A most interesting and historic coin. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 1072
Nero, 54-68. As (Copper, 27.5 mm, 11.90 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. SECVRITAS AVGVSTI / S C Securitas seated right, resting right elbow on back of chair and head on hand, holding scepter in left; before, garlanded altar against which a torch leans. BMC 341. Cohen 324. RIC 518. Dark green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Port of Ostia
Lot 1073
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 37 mm, 27.96 g, 6 h), Lugdunum, 67. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR POT P P Laureate head of Nero to left, globe at point of bust. Rev. PORT AVG S-C Port of Ostia with ships within the harbour, at the top, pharos surmounted by statue of Neptune holding scepter left; at bottom, figure of Tiber reclining left, holding rudder and dolphin; to left, crescent-shaped pier with portico, terminating with figure sacrificing at altar and with building; to right, crescent-shaped row of breakwaters or slips, terminating with figure seated on rocks; in the central harbor, five ships. Cohen 253. BN 189 (same dies). RIC 587. A clear and distinguishable example of this historic type. Fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1074
Divus Vespasian, died 79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34.5 mm, 20.55 g, 6 h), struck under Titus, Rome. DIVO AVG VESPAS / SPQR Seated statue of Divus Vespasian, holding scepter in right hand and Victory set on globe in his left, in car drawn right by four elephants with drivers. The side of the car is decorated with two relief bands depicting captured arms. Rev. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII around S C. BMC 223. BN 231. Cohen 206. RIC² 258. Natural sea green patina. Some minor corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1075
Titus, As Caesar, 69-81. Semis (Orichalcum, 22 mm, 6.60 g, 6 h), struck under Vespasian, Rome, for use in Syria, 74. T CAES IMP TR POT Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. S C within wreath. McAlee 390. RIC 804. RPC 1996. Pleasing brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1076
Julia Titi, Augusta, 79-90/1. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.85 g, 6 h), struck under Titus, Rome, 80-81. IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F Diademed and draped bust of Julia Titi to right, her hair bound in a plait falling down the back of her neck. Rev. VENVS AVG Venus standing right, with her drapery below her buttocks, holding a helmet in her right hand and a long scepter in her left, leaning her left elbow on the capital of a low column standing behind her. BMC - (140, note). BN 105. Cohen 13. RIC² 386 (Titus). Fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1077
Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.11 g, 6 h), struck under Vespasian, Rom, 77-78. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. CERES AVGVST Ceres standing to left, holding greain-ears in right hand and torch in left. BMC 323. Cohen 30. RIC 976. Toned. A hint of porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1078
Domitian, 81-96. As (Copper, 28 mm, 11.73 g, 7 h), Rome, 88. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C Domitian standing to left, sacrificing over an altar; to left, a lyre player and a flute player; in the background, a tetrastyle temple with a sculptural pediment. BMC 434. BN 471. Cohen 85. RIC 623. Clear, well-centered and with a dark patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1079
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.18 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. Lovely toning and boldly struck. Minor lamination flaw in reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1080
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.07 g, 8 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. Boldly struck. Lamination flaws and light deposits, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1081
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.33 g, 7 h), Rome, c. 103-107. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Pax standing left, holding olive branch with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left, setting foot on Dacian. BMC 212. Cohen 400 var (aegis). RIC 190a var (aegis). Woytek 194aA. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Trajan's column
Lot 1082
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.02 g, 7 h), Rome, spring 113 - summer 114. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI View of the Column of Trajan: showing the statue of the emperor on top, the two eagles at its base, and the entrance below. Bauten 50. BMC 452. BN 746. Cohen 558. Hill 618. RIC 292. Woytek 425v. A few light scratches and deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1083
Trajan, 98-117. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.29 g, 6 h), Rome, c. 114-116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 541. Cohen 278. RIC 434. Woytek 519v. Lightly toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1084
Trajan, 98-117. Semis (Orichalcum, 15.5 mm, 2.99 g, 7 h), Rome, after 109. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. S C She-wolf to right. BMC 1060. Cohen 338. RIC 692. Woytek 599b. Brown patina. good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 1085
Trajan, 98-117. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34.5 mm, 27.90 g, 7 h), Rome, 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. REX PARTHIS DATVS / S C Trajan, with soldier standing left behind him, seated left on platform, extending his right hand to crown Parthamaspates who stands left before him on the ground; to left, Parthia kneeling right. BMC 1046. Cohen 328. RIC 667. Woytek 594v. Greek and brown patina. Light roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1086
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 27.12 g, 5 h), Rome, 139. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS II / S C / ASIA Asia, towered, standing left, holding crown in her right hand and anchor with left. BMC 1182. Cohen 64. RIC 579. Green patina. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1087
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 27.99 g, 11 h), Rome, 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. HONORI AVG COS IIII / S - C Antoninus Pius standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 1683. Cohen 414. RIC 772. Banti 169. A well struck coin with a splendid portrait and a nice umber brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1088
Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31 mm, 25.33 g, 6 h), Rome, 141-143. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. TR POT XIIII COS IIII / S C / MON AVG Moneta standing facing, head left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left. BMC 1867A. Cohen 554. RIC 872. Clear portrait of Antonius Pius with nice black patina. Some pitting on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1089
Divus Antoninus Pius, died 161. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 2.97 g, 6 h), struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, Rome, 161. DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. DIVO PIO Altar. Cohen 357. BMC 71 (Marcus Aurelius). RIC 441 (Marcus Aurelius). SHarply struck. Short flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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