obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 972
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
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EPIRUS. Nicopolis. Diva Faustina I, circa 143-144. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.27 g, 7 h). ΘΕΑ ΦΑΥ - CΤΕΙΝΑ Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right. Rev. ΑΚΤΙΑ within wreath. BMC 26. Oikonomidou 30-32. RPC IV.1, online, 4184 (temporary). SNG Copenhagen 2604. Very rare, one of twelve known examples, of which all the eleven others are in museums. Fine.



This is an extremely rare example of a festival issue in silver struck by a Greek city during Roman times. The possibility that this piece was struck for games held to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Actium (31 BC), which took place in 143/4, seems most attractive. The accompanying piece of Antoninus Pius (RPC temp. 4177), which is dated to his third consulate (140-143/4), makes the connection to that anniversary even more convincing.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 22:06:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
30 Oct 2020 03:03:06 CET
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Hammer Price:
950 CHF by rosenkoster (Bids: 6)

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Lot 972
Starting Price: 100 CHF
EPIRUS. Nicopolis. Diva Faustina I, circa 143-144. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.27 g, 7 h). ΘΕΑ ΦΑΥ - CΤΕΙΝΑ Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right. Rev. ΑΚΤΙΑ within wreath. BMC 26. Oikonomidou 30-32. RPC IV.1, online, 4184 (temporary). SNG Copenhagen 2604. Very rare, one of twelve known examples, of which all the eleven others are in museums. Fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 973
Starting Price: 50 CHF
EPIRUS. Nicopolis. Valerian I, 253-260. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.64 g, 5 h). [ΠΟ ΛΙΚ ΒΑΛEΡΙΑΝ]ΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. [IЄPAC] NEIKOΠΟΛ[EΩC] Galley with four rowers and horator at stern sailing to right. Mionnet Suppl. III 344. McClean 187. Oikonomidou 15. Rare issue from a very rare mint. Green patina. Porosity and deposits, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Lot 974
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.55 g, 11 h). TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR Laureate head of Claudius to left. Rev. L PAC(O)(NIO) FLAM CN PVBL(I)(CIO) / NE BR Nero and Britannicus, both togate, standing facing one another, Britannicus holding a globe in his right hand. Amandry XIX11, (Da2/RIh). BCD Corinth 421 (this coin). RPC 1182.1 (this coin). Brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
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