nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 300
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Hammer Price:
Nero Claudius Drusus, Died 9 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.82 g, 2 h), minted under his son, the emperor Claudius, Rome, 41-45. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Nero Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch with DE above and GERM on the architrave surmounted by an equestrian statue of Nero Drusus galloping to right between two military trophies, each with a bound captive seated below. Bauten 145. B&S 2/3 (this coin). BMC 95. Calicó 315. Hill 74. RIC 69. Attractive and well-centered. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.

From a European collection, and from the collections of N. B. Hunt, IV, Sotheby's, 20 June 1991, 686 and J. H. Barnes, Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1974, 5.

Nero Claudius Drusus, often known as Drusus Senior, was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia, but was born after Livia’s divorce and marriage to Octavian in 38 BC. Octavian, the later Augustus, treated him as his own son; he became military officer and began campaigning with his elder brother Tiberius in Raetia in 15 BC. He married Antonia, the daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, Augustus’ niece, and had three children of his own, Germanicus, murdered in 19, Livilla, the wife of Drusus the Younger, executed in 31, and the future emperor Claudius, who issued this coin in his father’s honor. Drusus Senior invaded Germany in 12 BC and was quite successful, but in 9 BC accidentally fell from his horse and died from the complications of a broken leg shortly thereafter. He was not honored with a full triumph under Augustus, but he was commemorated by an arch, created from one of the support arches of the Aqua Virgo,which was probably set up shortly after his death.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
21 Nov 2020 11:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Oct 2021 12:42:40 CEST
Remaining Time:
Hammer Price:
18000 CHF

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Lot 300
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Nero Claudius Drusus, Died 9 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.82 g, 2 h), minted under his son, the emperor Claudius, Rome, 41-45. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Laureate head of Nero Drusus to left. Rev. Triumphal arch with DE above and GERM on the architrave surmounted by an equestrian statue of Nero Drusus galloping to right between two military trophies, each with a bound captive seated below. Bauten 145. B&S 2/3 (this coin). BMC 95. Calicó 315. Hill 74. RIC 69. Attractive and well-centered. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Lot 301
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Antonia Minor, Augusta, 37 and 41. Aureus (Gold, 17 mm, 7.73 g, 6 h), struck under her son Claudius, Rome, 41-45. ANTONIA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Antonia to right, wearing wreath of wheat ears. Rev. CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Antonia, as Constantia, standing facing, holding a long torch with her right hand and a cornucopia with her left. BMC 109. BN 12. Calicó 318. RIC 65. Very rare. Lightly toned. Minor edge nick and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7200 CHF
Lot 302
Estimate: 1000 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Mid 1st - 2nd century CE. Gaming Counter (Bone, 30 mm, 4.88 g, 6 h). Left hand, with palm facing and in bas relief, with outstretched thumb, raised index finger and the remaining three fingers curled over to form a partial fist, all on flat, smooth field within a depressed circular border with a raised rim. Rev. III (incised), on a flat field. E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, The Finder Calculus in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, FrühMitAltSt 5 1971, p. 5, III and pl. I, 3. A. Mlasowsky, Die antiken Tesseren im Kestner-Museum Hannover cf. 142-143. Very rare and a most intriguing item. Minor marks and an ancient abrasion on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF