obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Extremely rare and the only example not in a museum
Lot 315
KINGS OF PONTUS. Polemo II, with Claudius and Nero, 38-64. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.54 g, 10 h), year IΓ (13) = 50-51. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝΟΣ Diademed head of Polemo II to right. Rev. ETOYΣ IΓ Bareheaded and draped bust of Nero, bareheaded on the left, facing, on the right, a laureate head of Claudius to left. RG 31. RPC 3821. Extremely rare - one of just three known and the only specimen not in a museum collection. Light roughness and dark spots, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Very Rare
Lot 454
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum. Ptolemy son of Mennaios, 80-45 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.51 g, 1 h), Ptolemy was the ruler of Ituraea, year ΜΣ = 240 = 73/2 BC. Bust of Hermes to right. Rev. LM-Σ Caduceus with fillet on club-shaped staff. Herman 3.10-12. Kindler 4. Sofaer 8-10. Well struck and quite rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 495
SPAIN. Caesaraugusta. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. As (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 9.65 g, 6 h), struck under the duovirs M. Porcius and Cn. Fadius. MP AVGVSTVS XIV Laureate head of Augustus to left; simpulum and lituus to left. Rev. CAESARAVGVSTA / M PORCI CN FAD / II VIR Priest plowing right with yoke of oxen. RPC I 314. SNG Copenhagen 545. Dark patina with earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 496
SPAIN. Carthago Nova. Tiberius, with Nero and Drusus, Caesars, 14-37. As (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.08 g, 1 h). TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS P M Laureate head of Tiberius to left. Rev. C V I N C NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES QVINQ Confronted bare heads of Nero and Drusus. ACIP 3149. RPC I 179. Fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 497
SPAIN. Celsa. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. As (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 13.38 g, 6 h), struck under the duovirs L. Baggius and Mn. Flavius Festus. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. L · BAGGIO / C · VI · CEL / II · VIR / (MN) · FESTO Bull standing right, head facing. ACIP 3164. RPC 273. Attractive two-toned brown and tan patina, with well-defined types and a detailed bull. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 498
MOESIA SUPERIOR. Viminacium. Gordian III, AD 238-244. (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.36 g, 1 h), AN II = 240-241. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN II Moesia standing facing, her head turned left, extending hands to bull and lion standing to either side. Martin 1.16.3. Varbanov -. With a lovely portrait and a nice green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 499
MOESIA SUPERIOR. Viminacium. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 13.44 g, 1 h), year VIIII = 247-248. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN VIIII Moesia standing facing, head turned left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side. Martin 2.17.1. Varbanov 138. Excellent, nicely struck and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 500
THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Marcus Aurelius, As Caesar, 139-161. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 1 h). ΟVΗΡΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤ Apollo advancing to right, drawing with right hand arrow from his quiver at shoulder and holding bow with his left hand. RPC IV Online temp. 3914. Varbanov 3180. Youroukova 55 (V38/R55). Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Possibly the second known example
Lot 501
THRACE. Pautalia. Commodus, 177-192. Pentassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 16.16 g, 12 h), struck under the legate Caecilius Maternus. ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑYΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΗΓΕ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΤΕΡΝΟY ΟYΛΠΙΑC ΠΑYΤΑΛΙΑC Hera standing left, holding patera in right hand over altar at her feet to left, and long scepter in left. RPC IV.1 Online, 8864 (temporary). Ruzicka 190. Very rare - only one specimen noted in RPC Online. Of fine style and with a green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 502
THRACE. Philippopolis. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 16.95 g, 7 h), 88-89. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΦIΛΙΠΠO-ΠOΛEITΩN Tyche standing facing, head to left, holding patera with her extended right hand and grain ears with her left; to left, river god Hebrus reclining to right, holding reed in his left hand. RPC II 351. Varbanov 621-2. Varbanov, Philippopolis, II.5.6.14 (this obverse die). Golden-brown patina. Rough surfaces from cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 503
THRACE. Philippopolis. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.86 g, 7 h). IMP CAE NER TRA AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Artemis advancing to right, drawing arrow from quiver with her right hand and holding bow in her left. Moushmov, Philippopolis 10. RPC 745. Varbanov 624. Varbanov, Philippopolis, III.I.3. Dark green patina. Die-shift, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 504
THRACE. Philippopolis. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.62 g, 6 h). AY KAI M ΑYP KOMOΔΟ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Helmeted and draped bust of Athena (or Roma) to right. Moushmov, Philippopolis -. RPC IV.1 Online temp. -. Varbanov 1000. Varbanov, Philippopolis, XI.40.5.1.1. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 505
THRACE. Philippopolis. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Homonoia standing to left, holding phiale and cornucopia; to left, altar. Moushmov, Philippopolis 87. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 7452. Varbanov 768. Varbanov, Philippopolis, VI.41.2.2.1.2.2. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
One of just two known
Lot 506
THRACE. Philippopolis. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.73 g, 6 h), later 150s. M AYP OYHP KAICAP Bareheaded and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera over altar in right hand and branch in left. Moushmov, Philippopolis -. RPC IV.1 Online temp. -. Varbanov 807. Same obverse die as Gorny & Mosch 134, 2004, 1862. Varbanov, Philippopolis, VII.9.4.2.1-3 (this obverse die) & VII.9.5.2.1 (this reverse die). Extremely rare - perhaps one of just two known, the other being the the Gorny & Mosch specimen with which it shares its obverse die. Of fine style and with a dark green patina. Surfaces a little rough, light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 507
THRACE. Philippopolis. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Diassarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.64 g, 7 h). ΑY ΚΑΙ Μ ΑYPH ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ Bareheaded and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ-ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Homonoia, wearing kalathos, standing to left, holding patera in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. RPC IV.1 Online 7444 (temporary). Varbanov 839. Varbanov, Philippopolis, VII.15.1.12 (this obverse die). Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Clear example correcting published description
Lot 508
THRACE. Philippopolis. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.69 g, 7 h). ΦΑΥCTEINA CEBACTH Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙTΩΝ Nude Apollo standing right, resting his left hand on column and pointing, and holding arrow in right hand; leaning against column, his bow. Moushmov, Philippopolis 120 corr. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 7477 corr. Varbanov 861 corr. (all with column described as a tree trunk, and the bow as a lizard). Varbanov, Philippopolis, IX.1.1.2. Extremely rare - perhaps the third known example, and by far the nicest. Green patina and of good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 509
THRACE. Philippopolis. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.06 g, 7 h). AY KAI Λ AYRH OYHPOC Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠOΛΕΙΤΩΝ Homonoia standing to left, wearing kalathos, holding patera in her right hand and cornucopia in her left. Cf. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 7509 (bust). Cf. Varbanov 918 (obverse legend and bust). Varbanov, Philippopolis, X.15.2.1 (same dies). Very glossy dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 510
THRACE. Philippopolis. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h). ΑΥ Λ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem. Moushmov, Philippopolis 248. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 7615. Varbanov 998. Varbanov, Philippopolis, X.I.43.1.2.1 (same dies). Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 511
THRACE. Philippopolis. Pseudo-sutonomous issue, 2nd century. Assarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; before, not visible here, laurel branch. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛEITΩΝ Tripod with banches hanging from each side. Moushmov Philippopolis -. RPC IV.1 Online 11741 (temporary). Varbanov, Philippopolis, I.1.9.2. Very rare - only one specimen noted in the RPC. Rough green patina, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 512
THRACE. Philippopolis. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.51 g, 12 h). AY K Λ C CEYHPOC Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛEITΩΝ Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, holding wreath in beak. Moushmov, Philippopolis 319. Varbanov 1280. Varbanov, Philippopolis, XIII.37 (dies not recorded). Dark greenish-brown patina. Very rare with only three examples recorded by Varbanov. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 513
THRACE. Philippopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Assarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.96 g, 1 h). M AYP K M ANTΩNEINO Bare head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Bunch of grapes flanked by vine leaves. Moushmov, Philippopolis -. Varbanov 1538 var. (bust). Varbanov, Philippopolis, XV.20.1.2 (same dies). Dark brown-green patina. Uncleaned deposits and obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 514
THRACE. Philippopolis. Elagabalus, 218-222. Medallion (Bronze, 36.5 mm, 24.22 g, 6 h). AYT K M AYPHΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CEB Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. KENΔEICEIA ΠΥΘΙΑ ΕΝ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ/ΠΟΛΙ ΝΕΩ/ΚΟΡΩ Prize crown containing balloting balls, set on table in perspective from the left; below, urn containing palm branches. Mouchmov, Philippopolis -. Varbanov 1653. Varbanov, Philippopolis, XVII.10.4.4 (same dies). Dark green patina. Edge split, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 515
THRACE. Philippopolis. Elagabalus, 218-222. Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.25 g, 1 h). AYT K M AYP ANT(ΩΝΕ)IΝΟC Laureate head of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠOΛΕΙΤΩΝ NEΩKOP(ΩN) Nemesis standing left, drawing drapery from shoulder with right hand and scepter in right; at feet to left, wheel. Moushmov, Philippopolis 535. Varbanov 1791. Varbanov, Philippopolis, XVII.35.4.3 (same dies). Brown patina; rare with Nemesis drawing drapery instead of holding scales. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 516
THRACE. Traianopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.90 g, 6 h). AYT K M AYP C ANTΩNEINOC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. TPAIANOΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Eros on back of dolphin swimming to right. Schönert-Geiss 141 (V64/R123). Varbanov 2815. Reddish-brown patina with earthen overtones. very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 517
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century AD. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.44 g, 2 h), Beroia. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing tainia. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΟΝΟΝ Β NEΩ Two exastyle temples facing, symbolizing the 2nd Neocoria of the Koinon. AMNG III 591. This coin depicted in RPC VII.2 online (ID 66829). Rough areas mainly on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 518
MACEDON. Cassandraea. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.82 g, 7 h). IVLIA [DOMNA AVG(?)] Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. COL IVLI A-VG CASS (SS retrograde) Female figure standing right, placing right hand on her head and holding cornucopiae with left. SNG ANS -. Cf. Varbanov 3362 (reverse legend). Brown patina. Porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 519
MACEDON. Philippi. Augustus, 27 BC -14 AD. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.35 g, 5 h). AVG Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. Two founders driving yoke of oxen right, plowing pomerium. RPC 1656. SNG Copenhagen 282. Green patina; well centered and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 92 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 520
MACEDON. Philippi. Augustus, 27 BC -14 AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 11 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h). AVG Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. Two founders driving yoke of oxen right, plowing pomerium. RPC 1656. SNG Copenhagen 282. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 521
MACEDON. Stobi. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.31 g, 6 h). IMP C · S · P · SEVERV Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. MVNICI STOBENS Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm over left shoulder with left; in right field, pellet-in-crescent. Josefovski 136. Varbanov 3852. Dark brown surfaces. Porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 522
MACEDON. Stobi. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 24 mm, 10.22 g, 1 h). SEVERVS PIVS AVGV (retrograde) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to left. Rev. MVNICIPI STOBEN Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm over left shoulder with left. Cf. Josefovski 134 (Victory advancing left). Varbanov 3853 corr (reverse legend). Unusual obverse legend written retrograde. porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 523
MACEDON. Stobi. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.91 g, 7 h). SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to left. Rev. MVNICIPI STOBENS Victory-Ceres-Fortuna standing left, holding torch around which serpent is entwined in right hand and cornuopiae in left. SNG ANS -. Cf. Varbanov 3859 (obverse legend). An unusual reverse showing Victory with attributes of Ceres and Fortuna. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 68 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 524
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Marc Antony and Octavian, 37 BC. Diassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 37.72 g, 12 h). ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ Draped bust of Eleutheria (Freedom) to right. Rev. Μ ΑΝΤ ΑΥΤ Γ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΤ Nike advancing to left holding wreath and palm branch. RPC I 1551. An impressive and very heavy example with a red-green-brown patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 525
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Augustus, with Divus Julius Caesar, 27 BC-AD 14. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.83 g, 11 h), c. 28-27 BC. [ΘEOΣ] Laureate head of Divus Julius Caesar to right. Rev. ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN Bare head of Augustus to right; Δ below neck. BMC 58. RPC 1554. With particularly clear portraits for the issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 142 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 526
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.85 g, 12 h), circa 27-23 BC. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΟΝΙΚ/EΩΝ in three lines within wreath. RPC 1558. Touratsoglou 78-84. Green patina. Roughness. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 527
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Antonia, Augusta, 37 and 41. Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.55 g, 6 h). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑ Draped bust of Antonia to right, hair tied in queue down back of neck. Rev. ΟΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΕΙΚΕΩΝ Nike standing right, holding palm over far shoulder in left hand, wreath in right. RPC 1584. Touratsoglou 43. Dark green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 528
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Antonia, Augusta, 37 and 41. Assarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.74 g, 5 h). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑ Draped bust of Antonia to left, hair tied in queue down back of neck. Rev. ΟΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΕΙΚΕΩΝ Horse galloping right. RPC 1586. Touratsoglou 35. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 529
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Agrippina II, Augusta, 50-59. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.15 g, 12 h). ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Agrippina to left. Rev. Horse trotting to left; behind, branch; above, star-in-crescent. RPC 1605. Touratsoglou 41-2. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 530
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Triassarion (?) (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.65 g, 11 h), c. 177-180. ΑYΤOΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΑYΡ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΘECCΑΛΟ-NEΙΚEΩΝ Nike advancing to left, holding wreath and palm frond. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 8176. Touratsoglou 1. Attractive dark green patina, boldly struck and with a splendid portrait. Edges a little ragged, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 531
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla, 211-217. Triassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.04 g, 7 h). MAP AY ANTΩNEINOC Laurate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind; star in right field. Rev. KOINON ΘΕCCΑΛΩN Nike, holding wreath in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping triga right; Γ below. BCD Thessaly II 979.6. var. (obverse legend). Rogers 111 var. (draped and cuirassed). Brown surfaces. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 532
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Gordian III, 238-244. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.25 g, 12 h). AY K M ANTΩ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΘECCAΛΟΝEΙΚEΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΝ / ΕΠΙ-ΝΙ / ΚΙΑ Prize crown and palm; across the middle, ΠVΘΙΑ. Touratsoglou 109/231-234 (V 27/R 79 same dies). Slightly rough surfaces with a large centering punch, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 533
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 241-244. (Bronze, 28 mm, 13.56 g, 1 h). CΑΒΙΝΙΑ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛΙΝΑ ΑΓΟ Diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right. Rev. ΘΕCCΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ ΝΕΩΚ / ΠVΘΙΑ Nike standing left, holding olive branch over pile of apples and prize crown at her feet to left. Touratsoglou 212 (V 1/R 4, same dies). Brownish black patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 534
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Philip II, 247-249. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 12.07 g, 1 h). MAP IOVΛΙOC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC KE Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. ΘECCAΛΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ Nike advancing left, holding figure of a kabeiros in her right hand and palm branch in left; at her feet, tripod surmounted by a prize urn. SNG ANS -. Touratsoglou 67. Varbanov 4744. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The second known example
Lot 535
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Trajan Decius, 249-251. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.25 g, 7 h). ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΚΥΙΝ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔEΚΙΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. ΘECCΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ ΚΟΛΩ ΜΗΤΡΟΠ Δ ΝEΩΚΟΡΟC Four prize urns each containing two palms. BMC 140 = RPC IX 142.1 = Touratsoglou 2 (same dies). The second known example and thus extremely rare. Fine style and with a dark green patina. Light green deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 536
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Herennius Etruscus, Caesar, 249-251. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 10.17 g, 1 h). KAI KVIN EPEN MECI ETPOVCKIΛΛΟΝ ΔΕΚΙΟΝ Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus to right. Rev. ΘECC/ΑΛΟΝΙ/ΚΗ ΚΟΛ · M/HT Δ ΝE/ΩΚΟΡΟC in five lines within wreath. Touratsoglou - (but same obverse die as 8-10/8-11, V 1; for the reverse legend used with a figure of Kabiros, see T 8). Unpublished. Dark patina with green deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 537
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Claudius, 41-54. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 10.09 g, 7 h), struck under the strategos Antigonos, 45/6-54. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩ-Ν ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΩΝ Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ Athena standing right, holding spear and right hand and shield with left; to left, monogram. RPC I 1435. Brown patina. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 538
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Nero, 54-68. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.37 g, 12 h), struck under the strategos Aristion. NEPΩN ΘEΣΣAΛΩN Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. APIΣTIΩN/OΣ ΣTPATH/ΓOY Apollo standing to right playing lyre held in left hand. BCD Thessaly II 931.1 var (arrangement of reverse legend). Burrer 28 (A6/R22). RPC 1439. Brown patina. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 539
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.66 g, 12 h), an obverse brockage, 211-217. AY K M AYP ANTΩNINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. Incuse of the obverse. Cf. BCD Thessaly 978.2 and 979.4 for coins struck from obverse dies probably by the same hand. An amusing mint mistake. Obverse porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The Argonauts
Lot 540
THESSALY. Magnetes. Gordian III, 238-244. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.44 g, 5 h). MA AN ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ AΡΓΩ The ship Argo sailing left with rowers; above ship but not visible on this specimen, B. BCD Thessaly II 441.2 (same reverse die). Rogers 379, fig. 196 (described as laureate but the illustrated example is radiate). RPC VII.2 Online, unassigned ID 26561. Very rare - only two specimens noted in the RPC. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 541
THESSALY. Magnetes. Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253. Diassarion (Billon, 19 mm, 5.21 g, 12 h). ΓΙ ΟΥΒ ΓΑΛΛΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right. Rev. ΑΓΝΗΤωΝ ΑΡΓωΝ The Argo to left. BCD Thessaly II 443.2. Rogers 399, fig. 197 corr. Very rare. Partial flat strike, tight flan similar to the BCD specimen, pits on the reverse, and corroded overall, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Very rare Hadrian assarion from Patrae
Lot 542
ACHAEA. Patrae. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.11 g, 1 h), 128-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. COL A A PATRENS Hermes, naked, standing left, his right hand on head of ram, holding caduceus in left; to right, amphora. BCD Corinth 613 (as Corinth). BCD Peloponnesos 552.2 = RPC III 285 (same dies). Very rare - only three specimens cited in the RPC. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 543
CYCLADES, Naxos. Naxos. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h). Λ CE - Π ΓETAC Bare head of Geta to right. Rev. ΝΑΞΙ - ΩΝ Wine krater. Mionnet Suppl. IV, p. 397, 241. Very rare. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 544
PONTUS. Amasia. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 13.83 g, 6 h), year 209 = 207-208. AY KAI M AYP ANTΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΑΔΡ CΕ(Υ Α)(ΝΤ) ΑΜΑCΙΑC (ΜΗΤ) (ΝΕ) (ΠΡ) Π / ΕΤ CΘ High altar surmounted smaller, flaming superstructure (here indistinct) and with tree to left. Dalaison 506 (d127/r397). RG 88 corr. Green patina. Light porosity and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Third known example and a fantastic architectural type
Lot 545
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.01 g, 11 h), year 163 = 226-227. Α Κ Μ ΑΥP CEΟΥ ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ΚΟΙ ΠΟ ΝEΟΚ ΜΗΤΡΟ ΔΙC ΝЄΩΚΟΡ / EΤ ΡΞΓ Frontal view of a two storied nymphaeum containing a statue of Tyche, holding rudder and cornucopiae, within. Cf. Çizmeli 244 (different dies and slightly different legends). Price & Trell fig. 71. RPC VI Online temp. 6525 (same dies as illustrated example). Cf. SNG von Aulock 4956( for a coin of Antioch in Pisidia employing the same obverse die). The third known example, and a fantastic architectural type. Light porosity, pit on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 546
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 29 mm, 18.99 g, 7 h), year POA = 171 = 234-235. AY K M AY CE AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ΚΟΙ ΠΟΝΤΟ ΝΕΟΚΕC (MH) / ET POA Agonistic urn containing two palms, set on table; below, amphora with two palms. RG 46. SNG von Aulock 104. SNG Copenhagen -. Green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 547
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Macrinus, 217-218. (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.82 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΟΠΕΛ CΕΟΥΗ ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΝΙΚ-Α-Ι-ΕΩΝ Athena, helmeted, standing to left, holding palladium in her right hand, transverse scepter in her left, while resting her left elbow on long oval shield set on globe. BMC -. RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. Weiser -. Seemingly unpublished. Cleaned surfaces, porosity and short flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 548
MYSIA. Adramyteum. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.62 g, 5 h). ΑΥΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΑΜΥΤΗΝΩΝ Dionysos(?), bearded, wearing petasos, standing left, holding kantharos in right hand and long thyrsos tied with a fillet in left. AMNG IV 135. SNG BN -. Dark greyish-green patina. A bit rough along the edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 549
MYSIA. Adramyteum. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.28 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Victoros. AYT K ΓAΛΛHNOC (sic) AYΓ Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. EΠI BIKTOPOC AΔPAMY/TH/NΩN Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left. AMNG IV 197. Cf. SNG BN 80 (for reverse type). An unusual depiction of Nike. Greyish-green patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 550
MYSIA. Pergamum. Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (?) (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.25 g, 1 h), struck under the Strategos Ti. Cl. Meilatos, 114-116. ΑΥ ΝЄΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΡΙCΤΟΝ ΚΑΙ CЄ ΓЄP ΔAKI Laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΠЄΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ Tyche (?) standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left; to left, monogram of MEIΛATOY. RPC III 1724. SNG Copenhagen 473. SNG BN 2059-60. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 551
TROAS. Abydus. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.69 g, 6 h). AYK MA C AΛΕΞΔN (blundered and partially illegible) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ABYΔH/NΩN Two bull's heads back to back. Cf. BMC 64 and note (stags heads). Cf. SNG Munich 35 (uncertain emperor). Green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 552
IONIA. Ephesus. Valerian I, 253-260. (Bronze, 28 mm, 8.25 g, 6 h). AYT K ΠO ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ Γ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ Artemis advancing to right, with right hand drawing arrow from her quiver at her shoulder, and with left holding bow; at her feet, hound running right. Karwiese 1057. SNG von Aulock 1921. Well centered on a broad flan. Dark green patina. very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Salonina the "Golden-born"
Lot 553
IONIA. Ephesus. Salonina, Augusta, 254-268. (Bronze, 27 mm, 8.14 g, 6 h). CAΛΩN XPYCOΓONH CEBA Diademed and draped bust of Salonina to right, set on a crescent. Rev. TO AΓAΘON EΦECIΩN Male figure, perhaps an althete, standing right, fists clenched at his sides. BMC 399. Lindgren III 366. Sandy green and reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely Rare
Lot 554
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries AD. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.53 g, 7 h). MAΓNHTωΝ Stag standing to left. Rev. Lyre. Unpublished in the standard references but see, among others, Naumann 97, 2021, 1100 (as Magnesia) and 82, 2019, 2442 (as Ephesos). Beautiful black patina. The finest of the only three examples known. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 555
IONIA. Smyrna. Domitian, with Domitia, 81-96. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.06 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Demostratos and the strategos Seios, c. 90. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙ CE ΓEΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Laureate head of Domitian to right facing draped bust of Domitia to left. Rev. EΠΙ ΔΗΜΟCΤΡΑΤΟΥ CΤΡΑΤΗΓΟC CΗΙΟC / ΖΜΥΡ Heracles standing left, holding kantharos in right hand and club with left, lion's skin draped over left arm. Klose Group XXXIX/B. RPC II 1022. Green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 62 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Published in RPC
Lot 556
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 10.58 g, 6 h). EΡEΝ EΤΡΟΥCΚΙΛΛΑ CEΒ Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right, resting on a crescent. Rev. CAMIΩΝ Statue of Samian Hera standing facing, wearing kalathos, having fillets, within tetrastyle temple. BMC 357. RPC IX 686.19 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 1789. SNG von Aulock 2327 = Kraft p. 133, 13. Surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished countermark
Lot 557
CARIA. Aphrodisias. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.50 g, 6 h), c. 255-268. AY KAI ΠO ΓAΛ-ΛIHNOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to left; countermark: wheel or shield. Rev. AΦPOΔ-I-CIE/ΩN Emperor on horseback galloping to left, wielding javelin held in upraised right hand. MacDonald Type 225 (dies O272/R520). SNG Copenhagen 128. SNG von Aulock 2468. As for the countermark, it is apparently unpublished: Howgego -. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 558
CARIA. Attuda. Caracalla, with Plautilla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 10.63 g, 12 h), struck circa 202-205. AYT · KAI ANTΩ Φ ΠΛAYΤI On the left, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, facing, on the right, a draped bust of Plautilla to left; between them, countermark: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right within circular incuse. Rev. ATTOYΔEΩN Herakles standing facing, head turned to left, leaning with his right hand on club and holding lion's skin over his left arm. BMC -. Karl -. KM -. Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Munich -. SNG Righetti -. SNG Tübingen -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. For the countermark: Howgego 82. Cf. Leu Winterthur Web Auction 6, 2018, 562 for another specimen struck from the same dies. Unpublished. Green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 559
CARIA. Orthosia. Nero, with Agrippina Junior, 54-68. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.57 g, 11 h), 54-59. ΝΕΡωΝ CEBACTH Jugate draped busts of Nero and Agrippina II to right. Rev. ΟΡΘωCΙΕωΝ The abduction of Persephone: Hades driving galloping quadriga to right, his right arm around Persephone who raises arms in protest. RPC 2825. Very rare - only five specimens noted in RPC, and ours is equal to their finest. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished bronze from Trapezopolis
Lot 560
CARIA. Trapezopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 9.01 g, 6 h). IEPA CYNKΛHTOC Diademed and draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN Aphrodite standing right, holding apple in right hand. BMC -. Karl -. RPC IV.2 Online -. SNG Copenhagen -. Well-centered with an attractive tan patina. A couple of spots of roughness on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely Rare
Lot 561
LYDIA. Blaundus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd century. Hemiassarion or Semis (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h). Draped bust of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. BΛA/YNΔE/ΩN in three lines within laurel wreath. BMC 42-3. RPC IV Online 1998. SNG Copenhagen 79. Scarce and particularly well-struck from attractively engraved dies. Uncleaned earthen deposits as found, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 562
LYDIA. Germe. Titus, with Domitian Caesar, 79-81. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.23 g, 11 h). ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ CEΒΑC Laureate head of Titus to right; grain ears before. Rev. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ CEΒΑC Laureate head of Domitian to right. Ehling 21-5 (uncertain dies). RPC II 930. SNG Copenhagen 135. Fine portraits of the imperial brothers. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Interesting Brockage
Lot 563
LYDIA. Gordus-Julia. Antonine Period, 138-192. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h), reverse brockage of the obverse. ΙΟYΛΙ ΓΟΡΔΟC Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of the city to right. Rev. as the obverse but incuse and backwards. BMC 10-12. RPC online 1261. SNG Copenhagen 157. With a sharp and beautiful head of Tyche. An interesting provincial brockage. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Newly Confirmed Attribution
Lot 564
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 15.2 mm, 3.31 g, 12 h). ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΝ CΕΒΑCΤΟΝ Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. NEOKECΣAPEIΣ Winged thunderbolt. Clark 2 (01/r2 t this coin). RPC 3017.7,9, 16. Rare. Well-centered and with a dark patina. With deposits and roughness as found. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 565
LYDIA. Sala. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.68 g, 6 h). AY K A Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ CΑΛΗΝΩΝ Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left. BMC 43. GRPC 73 (same obverse die). Brown and green patina, fierce portrait. A few deposits mainly on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 566
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Nero, circa 65. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.73 g, 12 h), Ti. Cl. Mnaseas. EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN Laureate bust of Herakles right, with lion’s skin tied around his neck. Rev. CEBACTH Nike, of rather matronly form, flying to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. RPC I 3010. SNG Copenhagen 504. SNG Munich 487. An attractive example. Dark green patina with light earthen deposits. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished in RPC, one of possibly three known
Lot 567
LYDIA. Silandus. Pseudo-autonomous, Antonine Period, 138-192. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.66 g, 5 h). Draped bust of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; in field to right, thyrsos. Rev. CIΛANΔEΩN Mên standing left, holding pine cone and sceptrer. GRPC - Lydia 19 = Plankenhorn 1293. RPC IV.2 online - but this example shares the same obverse die as the illustrated example temp. 2858. Extremely rare, possibly the third known example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 568
LYDIA. Tralles. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.01 g, 6 h). ZE-YC· Laureate bust of Zeus to right; above, but off the flan on this coin, star. Rev. TPAΛΛΙΑΝΩΝ Humped bull standing right; in exergue, star. GRPC - Lydia 42 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 8288. Attractive green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare mint
Lot 569
PHRYGIA. Accilaeum. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.51 g, 6 h). AYT K M ANTΩ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΑΚΚΙΛΑΕΩΝ Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 2. RPC VII.1, 674. Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 28-33 (same dies). Very rare mint, and only six specimens recorded in the RPC. Attractive sandy-green patina. A few light cleaning scratches above head on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 570
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Orichalcum, 20.5 mm, 4.63 g, 12 h), struck under the archon Lucius Servinius Capito, with his wife Iulia Severa. NEPON KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ Laureate head of Nero to right; in field to left, kerykeion; in field to right, crescent with points upwards. Rev. ΣEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOΣ KAI IOYΛIAΣ ΣEOYHPAΣ AKMONEΩN Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter; at his feet to left, owl; in upper field to left, monograms of EΠI and APX. BMC 41. RPC I 3174. SNG Copenhagen 28. Green patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 571
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Vespasian, 69-79. Diassarion (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 10.98 g, 12 h), struck under the propraetorian legate Plancius Varus. AYTOKPATΩP KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ OYEΣΠΑΣIANOΣ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΥ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ ΚΟΙΝΟN ΦΡΥΓΙΑΣ ΑΠΑΜΕΙΣ Bundle of five grain ears. BMC 150. SNG München 152-3. RPC II 1389. A bold portrait with a dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 572
PHRYGIA. Cibyra. Gordian III, 238-244. Hexassarion (Bronze, 34 mm, 15.12 g, 6 h), year 217 = 240-241. ΑΥ ΚAI Μ ΑΝ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΚΙΒΥΡΑΤΩΝ - ΖΙϹ Herakles standing right, resting his right hand on his hip and leaning left on club set on draped herm, lion's skin draped over club. RPC VII.1 660.2. SNG von Aulock 3750. Dark brown patina with earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 573
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 5.54 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Varus. KOTIAEIΣ KΛAYΔION KAIΣAPA Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠI OYAPOY YIOY ΠOΛEΩΣ Zeus standing left, raising his right hand. BMC 28. SNG Copenhagen 320. SNG von Aulock 3777 and 8401. RPC I 3220. Glossy dark brown-green surfaces, with types of excellent style. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 574
PHRYGIA. Dorylaeum. Titus Caesar, 69-79. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.12 g, 6 h). ΤΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. ΙΤΑΛΙΚΩ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ ΔΟΡΥΛΑΕΩΝ Zeus seated to left. RPC II 1413. von Aulock Phyrgiens II, 173-184. Scarce. Well-struck and with a dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 575
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.29 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Valerios Zmertorix. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. OYAΛEPIOΣ ZMEPTOPIΞ - EYMENEΩN Bull butting to right. BMC 35. RPC I 3144. SNG von Aulock 8368. Boldly struck and with a dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Struck under a High-Priestess
Lot 576
PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.28 g, 11 h), struck during the rule of her husband Domitian, under the high-priestess Kl. Terentulla. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. ΚΛ• ΤEΡEΝΤΥΛΛΑ ΑΡΧΙE /EΥΜE-ΝE-ΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne with a back, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left hand upon a tympanum. RPC II 1388. SNG Newnham 315. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare and among the finest known
Lot 577
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Hemiassarion or Semis (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.90 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate, Sosthenes, circa 10 BC. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Capricorn to right, his head turned back to left, bearing cornucopia on his back. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΣΩΣΘΕΝΗΣ Three corn ears bound together. RPC 2897. RPC online 2897.10 (this coin). Waddington 6260. Unusually fine details for type, among the best known. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 578
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Tiberius, 14-37. Dichalkon (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.37 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Pythes, son of Pythes. Wolf seated to left, raising his right forepaw and with filleted double-axe behind; all within laurel wreath tied below. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Aphrodite standing left, holding dove in her right hand; monogram of ΠΥΘ to left. BMC 57-8. RPC I 2904. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock 8412. Dark green patina with light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Among the best examples known
Lot 579
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Nero, as Caesar, 50-54. Hemiassarion or Semis (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.77 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrate Brocchos, during the reign of Claudius, circa 50-4. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Draped bust of the youthful Nero to left. Rev. ΦΙΛΟΜΗΛΕΩΝ ΒΡΟΚΧΟΙ Six-rayed star within crescent. RPC 3248. With a portrait of fine style and a fine green patina. Some uncleaned earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished Hemiassarion from Philomelium
Lot 580
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Early 1st century AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h). Horse springing to right. Rev. ΦIΛO / MH Crescent, all within laurel wreath. Unpublished in the standard references, but the finest of only two known examples. Clear and struck on a particularly broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 581
PHRYGIA. Philomelium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.79 g, 6 h). ΒΟΥΛΗ Veiled head of Boule to left. Rev. ΦΙΛΟ ΜΗΛΕ Fortuna standing facing, head turned to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Unpublished, but for a coin of Philomelium with a head of Boule to right, see von Aulock 3917 (same reverse die). Perhaps unique, and with a very artistic and fine head of Boule. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 582
LYCIA, Lycian League. Masicytes. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 2.92 g, 12 h), c. 27-19/8. Λ - Υ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. Μ/Α Two lyres; in field to left, aplustre. BMC 37. RPC I 3309. SNG von Aulock 4351. Troxell, Lycian 116.2 (same obverse die). The weight of this piece, which is definitely low, may indicate that it is plated. It does, however, seem to be struck with an official obverse die. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Second known
Lot 583
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5. (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 11.77 g, 6 h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ ΜΑΙCΑΝ Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right; countermark of AC within a rectangular indent in the field to right. Rev. ΑCΠΕΝ-ΔΙ-ΩΝ Artemis(?) standing facing, head right, wearing long chiton, holding bow in right hand, arrow in left. BMC 89. RPC VI temp. 6268. SNG BN -. For the countermark: Howgego 518. Attractive green patina with light earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unique
Lot 584
PAMPHYLIA. Perge. Saloninus, 258-260 AD. 10 Assaria (Bronze, 33 mm, 13.60 g, 1 h). ΠO ΛIK CAΛΩN OYAΛEΡIANO[C CB] Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Saloninus to right, above an eagle standing facing, head to left and spread wings; in field to right, I (mark of value). Rev. ΠEPΓA[IΩ]N NEΩKOPΩN /A The Tyche of Perge, standing facing, her head turned to left, wearing calathus, holding cornucopia with her left hand and rudder with her right. Apparently unpublished. With a dark patina and earthen highlights. Rough surfaces and with a flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished type for Severus Alexander from Side
Lot 585
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Pentassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.34 g, 12 h). Legend indistinct Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. CΙΔΗΤΩΝ Athena standing left, depositing ostraca held in right hand into voting urn at her feet, and holding palm branch in left. Cf. BMC 93 (for the same reverse, but Gordian III). Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. Mionnet -. RPC IX - (reverse similar to 1150 for Trajan Decius). SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Dark patina with light deposits; impressive portrait. Unpublished in the standard references.. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 586
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 33 mm, 27.97 g, 5 h). IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. VIRT AVG COL ANTIOCH / SR Caracalla on horseback to right; thrusting a javelin, held in his upraised right hand, at a kneeling enemy below. SNG BN 1138. Beautifully struck from very well-made dies: with a fine portrait, a reverse in high relief and a lovely light green patina. Pierced for suspension in antiquity, and with encrustations as found, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 587
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Geta, As Caesar, 198-211. (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.83 g, 6 h). PO SEPT GETAS C Bareheaded and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. ANTIOCH GEN CL CA Tyche-Fortuna standing facing, head to left, holding olive-branch in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Krzyźanowska dies -/21. SNG BN 1154. Pleasing portrait. Porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 588
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 33 mm, 20.96 g, 7 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing shield held on her knees; around various shields. Krzyzanowska XX/87. RPC VII.2 Online, 3392 (unassigned ID). SNG BN -. SNG von Aulock 4960. Brownish-green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 589
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 33 mm, 23.88 g, 6 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. CAES ANTIO-C-H COL / S-R Ares(?) advancing right, holding spear in right hand and shield on left arm. Krzyźanowska dies IX/38. SNG BN 1223 (same dies). Green patina with a few earthen deposits. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 590
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Volusian, 251-253. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.69 g, 7 h). IMP C VIB AF GAL VOLVSSIA AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. ANTIOCHI COL / SR The river god Anthios reclining left, holding reed in right hand and cornucopiae with left, resting on overturned water urn. Kryzanowska II/11. RPC IX 1274 SNG BN1313 (same dies). Dark green patina with a few light earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 591
PISIDIA. Termessus Major. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 30 mm, 14.41 g, 12 h). TEPMHCCEΩN Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AYTONOMΩN Solymos seated to left, helmeted and holding a short sword with his left hand and raising his right in salute; in exergue, wreath (?). SNG Paris 2205 (same types, but same obverse die as 2206). SNG von Aulock -. Nicely centered and with an attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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