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30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 238
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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Macrinus, 217-218. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.22 g, 1 h), Rome, 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 56. Calicó 2965. Cohen 92. Jameson 204 (this coin). RIC 41. Very rare. A magnificent example, sharp, perfectly centered and lustrous. Virtually as struck.

Sold on behalf of the Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique, Switzerland, ex Sotheby's Zurich, 26 October 1993, 109, and from the collection of R. Jameson, acquired c. 1904/1908.

It has long been a truism that a single hoard can change our perception of the coins or coinage contained within it. Up through the end of the 19th century the gold coinage of Macrinus was one of the great Roman rarities, and was only found in the greatest collections: Ponton d'Amécourt had four and Montagu had three, of which one came from PdA. Then, in 1902 at the ancient site of Karnak in Egypt, a hoard of some 1200 aurei turned up (26 are now in the British Museum). Dating from the reign of Hadrian through that of Elagabalus, this hoard completely shifted the relative rarity of the aurei of Macrinus, changing them from extremely to very rare. The present coin is certainly one of them, probably going from Rollin & Feuardent to Jameson. There should be no doubt that many of the coins left Egypt with export permits soon after they were found, since at the time the authorities were certainly not particularly interested in coins. Another group of coins from Karnak left Egypt in the early 1950s after King Farouk was overthrown and the foreign community, including Greeks and Italians who had lived in Egypt for generations and often had considerable hidden assets, was expelled.
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
09 Dec 2021 10:56:59 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
140000 CHF
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Lot 238
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Macrinus, 217-218. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 7.22 g, 1 h), Rome, 217. IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 56. Calicó 2965. Cohen 92. Jameson 204 (this coin). RIC 41. Very rare. A magnificent example, sharp, perfectly centered and lustrous. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 140000 CHF
Lot 239
Estimate: 10000 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Caracalla to Severus Alexander, Circa 212-235/244. Medallion (Gold, 13.5 mm, 3.50 g, 12 h), in the weight of a half aureus or a hemistater, perhaps minted in Beroia. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, some locks of his hair flowing over his diadem in the manner of a ram's horn, the hair at the back of his head streaming off behind his head. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ/ΔΡΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her right hand; behind, transverse spear with point below left. Unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. Apparently unique, a coin of great interest, struck with the types of Lysimachos. A few light scratches in the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Lot 240
Estimate: 750 CHF
CILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Severus Alexander with Julia Mamaea, 222-235. (Bronze, 32 mm, 16.43 g, 6 h). IMP C M AVR SEVER ALEXANDER / AVΓ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. IVL MAMEA AVG NINI CO CLAV Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right. SNG Levante 617. SNG Levante Supplement 166 (same dies). Ziegler, Sammlungen 336. With good portraits and a dark patina with earthen highlights. Some minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
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