Auction 52 – Live bidding starts on: 2 April 2017, 05:00 PM CEST

 

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I and CHRISTOPHER (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople. Obv: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM ✷. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev: ROMAҺ ЄT XPISTOFO AЧGG Ь. Crowned facing busts of Romanus and Christopher, holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1745. Highly attractive. Condition: Choice extremely fine, well centered and struck. Weight: 4.43 g. Diameter: 21 mm.

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I and CHRISTOPHER (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

Obv: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM ✷. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne.

Rev: ROMAҺ ЄT XPISTOFO AЧGG Ь. Crowned facing busts of Romanus and Christopher, holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1745. Highly attractive.

Condition: Choice extremely fine, well centered and struck.

Weight: 4.43 g.

Diameter: 21 mm.

CONSTANTINE IV POGONATUS (668-685). 'Ceremonial' Miliaresion. Constantinople. Obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder. Rev: Cross potent set upon globus set upon three steps; palm frond to left and right. Sear 1165. Extremely rare Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 4.38 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

CONSTANTINE IV POGONATUS (668-685). ‘Ceremonial’ Miliaresion. Constantinople.

Obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder.

Rev: Cross potent set upon globus set upon three steps; palm frond to left and right. Sear 1165. Extremely rare

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.38 g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

THEODOSIUS II (402-450). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople. Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif. Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXX Δ / CONOB. Constantinopolis seated left on throne, with foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and sceptre, and resting elbow upon shield; star to right. RIC 257; Depeyrot 81/1. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 4.25 g. Diameter: 19 mm.

THEODOSIUS II (402-450). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif.

Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXX Δ / CONOB. Constantinopolis seated left on throne, with foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and sceptre, and resting elbow upon shield; star to right. RIC 257; Depeyrot 81/1.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 4.25 g.

Diameter: 19 mm.

JULIAN II APOSTATA (360-363). Ae. Antioch. Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB / ✷ASIRM (palm). Bull standing right; two stars above. RIC 107. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 8.98 g. Diameter: 27 mm.

JULIAN II APOSTATA (360-363). Ae. Antioch.

Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB / ✷ASIRM (palm). Bull standing right; two stars above. RIC 107.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 8.98 g.

Diameter: 27 mm.

NERO (54-68). GOLD Aureus. Rome. Obv: NERO CAESAR. Laureate head right. Rev: AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS. Nero's Colossus: Facing statue of Nero, radiate, with branch and victoriola. RIC² 46; Calicó 402. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 7.26 g. Diameter: 18 mm.

NERO (54-68). GOLD Aureus. Rome.

Obv: NERO CAESAR. Laureate head right.

Rev: AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS. Nero’s Colossus: Facing statue of Nero, radiate, with branch and victoriola. RIC² 46; Calicó 402.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 7.26 g.

Diameter: 18 mm.

JULIUS CAESAR. Denarius (49 BC). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Obv: CAESAR. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent. Rev: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 3.98 g. Diameter: 17 mm.

JULIUS CAESAR. Denarius (49 BC). Military mint traveling with Caesar.

Obv: CAESAR. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent.

Rev: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 3.98 g.

Diameter: 17 mm.

L. PAPIUS. Serrate Denarius (79 BC). Rome. Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress. Control: Harpa to left. Rev: L PAPI. Griffin springing right. Control: Below, head of dragon right. Crawford 384/1. Interesting controls. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 3.85 g. Diameter: 19 mm.

L. PAPIUS. Serrate Denarius (79 BC). Rome.

Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress. Control: Harpa to left.

Rev: L PAPI. Griffin springing right. Control: Below, head of dragon right. Crawford 384/1. Interesting controls.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 3.85 g.

Diameter: 19 mm.

PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Commodus (177-192). Ae. Obv: AV KAI M AVP KOMOΔOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: AIZANЄITΩN. Goat standing right, head left, suckling infant Zeus. RPC IV 1682; BMC 121. Rare Condition: Good very fine, some encrustation. Weight: 13.22 g. Diameter: 29 mm.

PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Commodus (177-192). Ae.

Obv: AV KAI M AVP KOMOΔOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: AIZANЄITΩN. Goat standing right, head left, suckling infant Zeus. RPC IV 1682; BMC 121.

Rare Condition: Good very fine, some encrustation.

Weight: 13.22 g.

Diameter: 29 mm.

IONIA. Chios. Drachm (Circa 100-86 BC). Derkylos, magistrate. Obv: Sphinx seated left; grape bunch to left. Rev: ΔEPKYΛOΣ / XIOΣ. Amphora; cornucopia to outer left. SNG von Aulock 2278-9; HGC 6, 1145. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 4.00 g. Diameter: 19 mm.

IONIA. Chios. Drachm (Circa 100-86 BC). Derkylos, magistrate.

Obv: Sphinx seated left; grape bunch to left.

Rev: ΔEPKYΛOΣ / XIOΣ. Amphora; cornucopia to outer left. SNG von Aulock 2278-9; HGC 6, 1145.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.00 g.

Diameter: 19 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 521-478 BC). Obv: Forepart of bull right. Rev: Incuse head of lion right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt 5 var. (lion left); HGC 6, 929 var. (same). Extremely rare Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 2.58 g. Diameter: 10 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 521-478 BC).

Obv: Forepart of bull right.

Rev: Incuse head of lion right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt 5 var. (lion left); HGC 6, 929 var. (same).

Extremely rare Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 2.58 g.

Diameter: 10 mm.

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). GOLD Stater. Abydos. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis. Control: To left, monogram above pentagram; cornucopia below left wing. Price 1524; HGC 3.1, 934d (Alexander IV). Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 8.56 g. Diameter: 18 mm.

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BC). GOLD Stater. Abydos.

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.

Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis. Control: To left, monogram above pentagram; cornucopia below left wing. Price 1524; HGC 3.1, 934d (Alexander IV).

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 8.56 g.

Diameter: 18 mm.

BRITAIN. Atrebates. Uninscribed. GOLD Stater (Circa 55-45 BC). Remic Type Qa. Obv: Stylized head of Apollo right. Rev: Stylized horse right, with charioteer; wheel below. ABC 485; Van Arsdell 210-1; SCBC 38. Condition: Near very fine. Weight: 6.07 g. Diameter: 18 mm.

BRITAIN. Atrebates. Uninscribed. GOLD Stater (Circa 55-45 BC). Remic Type Qa.

Obv: Stylized head of Apollo right.

Rev: Stylized horse right, with charioteer; wheel below. ABC 485; Van Arsdell 210-1; SCBC 38.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 6.07 g.

Diameter: 18 mm.


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