obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 1058
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
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Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 12.93 g, 1 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, circa 27 BC. CAESA[R] Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVS/TVS in two lines within laurel wreath. RIC² 485 var. (obverse inscription). Cf. RPC 2231 and 2235. Unusual spelling mistake on the reverse. Attractive green patina. Very fine.



The obverse of this coin clearly has the spelling CAESAR instead of the normal spelling CAISAR on RPC 2231. RPC 2235 does has the spelling CAESAR, but on that issue the reverse legend AVGVSTVS appears unbroken and in a single line. RPC I p. 381 mentions an example in the Ashmolean Museum's collection that also has the spelling CAESAR, and suggests that it is either some sort of imitation or an intermediate type between RPC nos. 2231 and 2235. Other than the unusual legend break on the reverse of our coin (S-T as opposed to V-S), our coin does not appear to be imitative.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 22:49:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
26 Oct 2020 07:44:35 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
700 CHF by barnbeth (Bids: 11)

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Lot 1058
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 12.93 g, 1 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, circa 27 BC. CAESA[R] Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVS/TVS in two lines within laurel wreath. RIC² 485 var. (obverse inscription). Cf. RPC 2231 and 2235. Unusual spelling mistake on the reverse. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 1059
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Municipal issue, Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Trichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.12 g, 12 h), struck under the legate Q. Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus, on the 43rd (ΓΜ) year of the Actian Era (12/3). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. EΠI ΣIΛANOV ANTIOXEΩN Ram leaping to right, head turned to look back; above, star; below, ΓΜ. ΒΜΨ 63-4. McAlee 98. RPC I 4268. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1060
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 13.50 g, 1 h), years 111 and 9 = 62/63. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Σ-EBAΣTOΣ Laureate bust of Nero to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ETOYΣ AIP Θ Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; pellet and palm frond to right. McAlee 261. Prieur 85. RPC 4185. Well struck and attractive. Flan flaw in obverse field, a few light cleaning marks, minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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