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21 February 2021
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Lot 606
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
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CILICIA. Tarsus. Commodus and Annius Verus, Caesars, 166-177 and 166-169/70, respectively. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 7 h), c. 166-168. ΚΟΡΟΙ CEΒΑCΤΟΥ Confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Commodus, on the left, facing right, and Annius Verus, on the right, facing left; between them below, crossed caduceus and club, with their ends toward the bust of Commodus. Rev. ΤΑΡCΟΥ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ/ΛEΩC / ΚΟΙΝΟC ΚΙΛΙΚΙΑC Decastyle temple with eagle in the pediment. BMC 165. RPC IV.3, 5035 (temporary). SNG BN 1455 and 1457. SNG Levante 1018. Dark green patina. Minor porosity. Very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, acquired prior to 2007.

Tarsus struck a fairly extensive series of coins in honour of the two sons of Marcus Aurelius, this one, with very youthful busts, each with abundant, curly hair, and a second issue, usually with a star between the busts, along with the caduceus and club, and with somewhat older, larger busts and shorter, more closely cropped hair.
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Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 20:03:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
28 Sep 2021 00:39:33 CEST
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Hammer Price:
700 CHF by Flavigny (Bids: 19)

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Lot 606
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CILICIA. Tarsus. Commodus and Annius Verus, Caesars, 166-177 and 166-169/70, respectively. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 7 h), c. 166-168. ΚΟΡΟΙ CEΒΑCΤΟΥ Confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Commodus, on the left, facing right, and Annius Verus, on the right, facing left; between them below, crossed caduceus and club, with their ends toward the bust of Commodus. Rev. ΤΑΡCΟΥ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ/ΛEΩC / ΚΟΙΝΟC ΚΙΛΙΚΙΑC Decastyle temple with eagle in the pediment. BMC 165. RPC IV.3, 5035 (temporary). SNG BN 1455 and 1457. SNG Levante 1018. Dark green patina. Minor porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 607
Starting Price: 125 CHF
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Commodus, 177-192. Tridrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 9.99 g, 1 h), 177-181. KOMMOΔω KAIC CEB YIΩ Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. ΓEPMAN CAPMAT Three grain ears placed on an altar decorated with a garland. Metcalf, 138b corr. RPC IV.3 Online 8013. Sydenham, 362 var. Lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Lot 608
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), struck shortly before his assassination, Rome, 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P Fortuna standing facing, head turned to left, placing her right foot on prow, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopia in her left; star under her extended hand. BMC 324. Cohen 578. RIC 235. A clear example with a beautiful portrait. Reverse weakly struck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
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