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nomos auction 20
3 may 2020
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Auction 19
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina. dN APTEMIUS A-NASTASIUS MЧ’ Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧA / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2a. Füeg 2.A. MIB 2. SB 1463. Attractive and very well-struck, with a wonderfully sharp obverse. Minor areas of striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
obolos webauction 14
15. december 2019
Obolos 14
Estimate: 500 CHF
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Commodus, 177-192. Medallion (Bronze, 42 mm, 33.87 g, 1 h). ΑY ΚΑΙ Μ ΑYΡΗΛΙ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, seen from the rear. Rev. ƐΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΑYΡΗ ΜEIΔΙΟY ΑCΙΑΡΧ ΚYΖΙΚΗ/ ΝEΟΚΟΡΩΝ Hygieia standing to right, feeding serpent from her patera; to right Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, holding serpent-staff; between twem, Telesphorus standing, facing. Apparently an unpublished variety, combining the obverse die of RPC online 9167 (Bani 16), with a reverse die of RPC online 754 (von Fritze, VI 6b). A surprising new find! This is the biggest (and the rarest) medallion of Cyzicus struck under Commodus. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
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