Current Auction Nr. 70

The Livebidding starts at: 07. October 2018, 17:00 cest

 

MACEDON. Akanthos. Tetradrachm (Circa 470-430 BC). Di-, magistrate. Obv: Lion right, attacking bull crouching left; ΔΙ on flank of bull; in exergue, fish left.
Rev: AKA - N - ΘIO - N.
Shallow incuse around quadripartite square in relief.
HGC 3.1, 385. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 17.26 g.
Diameter: 29 mm.

MACEDON. Akanthos. Tetradrachm (Circa 470-430 BC). Di-, magistrate.

Obv: Lion right, attacking bull crouching left; ΔΙ on flank of bull; in exergue, fish left.
Rev: AKA – N – ΘIO – N.

Rev: AΘE.

Shallow incuse around quadripartite square in relief.

HGC 3.1, 385.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 17.26 g.

Diameter: 29 mm.

ATTICA. Athens. Tetradrachm (Circa 470-465 BC). Transitional issue. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rev: AΘE.
Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Starr Group II; HGC 4, 1593. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 17.18 g.
Diameter: 23 mm.

ATTICA. Athens. Tetradrachm (Circa 470-465 BC). Transitional issue.

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.

Rev: AΘE.

Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.

Starr Group II; HGC 4, 1593.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 17.18 g.

Diameter: 23 mm.

ASIA MINOR. Uncertain mint. Stater (5th century BC). Obv: City Wall mit Three Towers.
Rev: Forepart of bull advancing right; within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Extremely Rare Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 11.07 g.
Diameter: 21 mm.

ASIA MINOR. Uncertain mint. Stater (5th century BC).

Obv: City Wall mit Three Towers.

Rev: Forepart of bull advancing right; within incuse square.

Unpublished in the standard references.

Extremely Rare

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 11.07g.

Diameter: 21mm.

PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Stater (465-430 BC). Obv: Warrior advancing right, holding shield and spear; tortoise between legs.
Rev: EΣ.
Lion left within the legs of central triskeles; tortoise to upper right; all within incuse square.
SNG BN 1 var. (no ethnic). Condition: SNG von Aulock 4484. Weight: 11.11 g.
Diameter: 21 mm.

PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Stater (465-430 BC)..

Obv: Warrior advancing right, holding shield and spear; tortoise between legs.

Rev: EΣ.
Lion left within the legs of central triskeles; tortoise to upper right; all within incuse square.

SNG BN 1 var. (no ethnic).

Condition: SNG von Aulock 4484.

Weight: 11.11g.

Diameter: 21mm.

PAMPHYLIA. Side. Stater (Circa 460-430 BC). Obv: Pomegranate.
Rev: Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square.
SNG BN 627. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 10.85 g.
Diameter: 20 mm.

PAMPHYLIA. Side. Stater (Circa 460-430 BC).

Obv: Pomegranate.

Rev: Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square.

SNG BN 627.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 10.85g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

CILICIA. Uncertain. Obol (4th century BC). Obv: Head of female (Arethusa?) facing slightly left.
Rev: Facing head of Bes. Göktürk 44; SNG BN 486; cf. SNG Levante 233-5 (for smaller denominations); cf. CNG 102, lot 573 (which realized a hammer of $650). Condition: Extremely fine. Weight: 0.78 g.
Diameter: 8 mm.

CILICIA. Uncertain. Obol (4th century BC).

Obv: Head of female (Arethusa?) facing slightly left.

Rev: Facing head of Bes.

Göktürk 44; SNG BN 486; cf. SNG Levante 233-5 (for smaller denominations); cf. CNG 102, lot 573 (which realized a hammer of $650).

Rare

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 0.78g.

Diameter: 8mm.

CYPRUS.

CYPRUS. Lapethos. Uncertain king (Circa 425 BC). Stater.

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena left.

Rev: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; all within incuse square.

Zapiti & Michaelidou 3; Boston MFA Supp. 253.

Condition: Good very fine, light mark on the reverse.

Weight: 11.22g.

Diameter: 22mm.

AUGUSTUS (27 BC-14 AD). Cistophorus. Pergamum. Obv: IMP IX TR PO V. 
Bare head right.
Rev: MART - VLTO. 
Circular tetrastyle temple, containing vexillum.
RIC² 507; RPC I 2220. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 11.95 g.
Diameter: 26 mm.

AUGUSTUS (27 BC-14 AD). Cistophorus. Pergamum.

Obv: IMP IX TR PO V. 

Bare head right.

Rev: MART – VLTO. 
Circular tetrastyle temple, containing vexillum.

RIC² 507; RPC I 2220.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 11.95mm.

Diameter: 26mm.

CLAUDIUS (41-54). Cistophorus. Ephesus. Obv: TI CLAVD CAES AVG.
Bare head left.
Rev: DIAN - EPHE.
Tetrastyle temple, with decorated pediment and containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports. RIC² 118; RPC I 2222. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 11.94 g.
Diameter: 26 mm.

CLAUDIUS (41-54). Cistophorus. Ephesus.

Obv: TI CLAVD CAES AVG.

Bare head left.

Rev: DIAN – EPHE.

Tetrastyle temple, with decorated pediment and containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports.

Condition: RIC² 118; RPC I 2222.

Weight: 11.94g.

Diameter: 26mm.

DOMITIAN (81-96). Cistophorus. Ephesus (or Rome for circulation in Asia Minor). Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: CA - PIT / RESTIT.
Temple of Capitoline Jupiter: Tetrastyle temple, with ornate pediment and containing Jupiter seated facing between standing figures of Juno and Minerva. RIC² 842; RPC II 867; CNG 58, lot 1159 (which realized a hammer of $1,000). Very rare Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 11.14 g.
Diameter: 26 mm.

DOMITIAN (81-96). Cistophorus. Ephesus (or Rome for circulation in Asia Minor).

Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

Rev: CA – PIT / RESTIT.
Temple of Capitoline Jupiter: Tetrastyle temple, with ornate pediment and containing Jupiter seated facing between standing figures of Juno and Minerva.

RIC² 842; RPC II 867; CNG 58, lot 1159 (which realized a hammer of $1,000).

Very rare

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 11.14g.

Diameter: 26mm.

NERVA (96-98). Cistophorus. Uncertain mint in Asia Minor (or Rome). Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR POT P P.
Laureate head right.
Rev: COS IIII.
Temple of Diana of Perga: Distyle temple set upon two-tiered base, with DIANA PERG on entablature and containing cult statue of Diana of Perga. RIC -; RPC III 1306.2 (this coin cited and illustrated).
Ex Lamar Payne Collection (Triton XI, 8 January 2008), lot 916 (where it realized a hammer of $1,700); Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), no. 98. Extremely rare with COS. IIII. Nerva's fourth consulship started on 1 January 98, at which time he also suffered a stroke. His health continued to decline, and he developed a fatal fever, ultimately passing away on 28 January. This issue comes from the extremely scarce and rare series of his ill-fated four week final consulship. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 10.54 g.
Diameter: 26 mm.

NERVA (96-98). Cistophorus. Uncertain mint in Asia Minor (or Rome).

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR POT P P.
Laureate head right.

Rev: COS IIII.
Temple of Diana of Perga: Distyle temple set upon two-tiered base, with DIANA PERG on entablature and containing cult statue of Diana of Perga.

RIC -; RPC III 1306.2 (this coin cited and illustrated).

Ex Lamar Payne Collection (Triton XI, 8 January 2008), lot 916 (where it realized a hammer of $1,700); Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), no. 98. Extremely rare with COS. IIII. Nerva’s fourth consulship started on 1 January 98, at which time he also suffered a stroke. His health continued to decline, and he developed a fatal fever, ultimately passing away on 28 January. This issue comes from the extremely scarce and rare series of his ill-fated four week final consulship.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 10.54g.

Diameter: 26mm.

ARCADIUS (383-408). GOLD Solidus. Thessalonica. Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. 
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman motif.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGGG / COMOB. 
Constantinopolis, head right, seated facing on throne, with foot upon prow, holding victoriola and sceptre; star to left. RIC 42; Depeyrot 46/1. Condition: Extremely fine. Weight: 4.5 g.
Diameter: 20 mm.

ARCADIUS (383-408). GOLD Solidus. Thessalonica.

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

Rev: CONCORDIA AVGGG / COMOB. 
Constantinopolis, head right, seated facing on throne, with foot upon prow, holding victoriola and sceptre; star to left.

RIC 42; Depeyrot 46/1

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 4.5g.

Diameter: 20mm.

 

 


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