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21 February 2021
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Lot 482
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
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L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula, 72 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h). SABVLA Head of the Medusa to left, winged and hair bound by serpents. Rev. L · COSSVTI · C · F Bellerophon riding Pegasus to right; behind, XXI. Babelon (Cossutia) 1. Crawford 395/1. Sydenham 790. With an obverse of particularly fine style, providing an elegant vision of the Medusa. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Lanz 68, 6 June 1994, 302.

For such a frightening creature noted for her hideousness, the portrait of Medusa on this coin, especially as it is enhanced by the lovely iridescent tones, is quite astounding.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 19:01:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
17 Sep 2021 21:12:36 CEST
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Hammer Price:
750 CHF by Aelius (Bids: 8)

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Lot 482
Starting Price: 300 CHF
L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula, 72 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h). SABVLA Head of the Medusa to left, winged and hair bound by serpents. Rev. L · COSSVTI · C · F Bellerophon riding Pegasus to right; behind, XXI. Babelon (Cossutia) 1. Crawford 395/1. Sydenham 790. With an obverse of particularly fine style, providing an elegant vision of the Medusa. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Lot 483
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Q. Fufius Calenus and Mucius Cordus, 68 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.67 g, 7 h), Rome. HO - VIRT / KALENI Jugate heads of Honos, laureate, and Virtus, helmeted, to right. Rev. (ITAL) - RO / CORDI Italia standing right, holding cornucopiae in left hand and clasping right hands with Roma standing left, resting left foot on helmet and holding scepter in left hand; in left field, winged caduceus. Babelon (Fufia & Cordia) 1. Crawford 403/1. Sydenham 797. Rough deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Lot 484
Starting Price: 100 CHF
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, 64 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.83 g, 5 h), Rome. GETA - III VIR Draped bust of Diana to right, with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. C HOSIDI C F Boar advancing to right, wounded by spear and attacked by a hound to right. Babelon (Hosidia) 1. Crawford 407/2. Sydenham 903. Very attractively toned and very sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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