Auction No. 58

Live bidding ends on: 01 October 2017, 05:00 PM CEST

DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Uncertain dynast (Circa 500 BC). Stater. Uncertain mint. Obv: Head of lion right. Rev: Floral pattern within incuse square. Cf. Müseler I,1-2 (design of incuse pattern); cf. SNG von Aulock 4041 (same). Rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 9.05 g. Diameter: 18 mm.

DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Uncertain dynast (Circa 500 BC). Stater. Uncertain mint.

Obv: Head of lion right.

Rev: Floral pattern within incuse square.

Cf. Müseler I,1-2 (design of incuse pattern); cf. SNG von Aulock 4041 (same).

Rare.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 9.05 g.

Diameter: 18 mm.

SELEUKID KINGDOM. Seleukos I Nikator (312-281 BC). Tetradrachm. Sardes. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / BAΣIΛEΩΣ. Zeus seated left on throne, holding crowning Nike and sceptre. Controls: Monogram in left field, AΣ below throne. SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 17.15 g.
Diameter: 24 mm.

SELEUKID KINGDOM. Seleukos I Nikator (312-281 BC). Tetradrachm. Sardes.

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

Rev: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / BAΣIΛEΩΣ.
Zeus seated left on throne, holding crowning Nike and sceptre. Controls: Monogram in left field, AΣ below throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 17.15 g.

Diameter: 24 mm.

IONIA. Chios. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Trajan or Hadrian (98-138). Ae Triassarion. Obv: ΤΡΙΑ ΑССΑΡΙΑ. Sphinx seated right, resting forepaw upon prow to right. Rev: Χ - Ι / Ω - Ν. Asklepios, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff, and Dionysios, pouring cantharus and holding thyrsus, standing facing; altar between them; star in exergue. RPC III 1907; BMC 122-4. Condition: Near very fine. Weight: 18.42 g. Diameter: 32 mm.

IONIA. Chios. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Trajan or Hadrian (98-138). Ae Triassarion.

Obv: SΤΡΙΑ ΑССΑΡΙΑ.
Sphinx seated right, resting forepaw upon prow to right.

Rev: Χ – Ι / Ω – Ν.
Asklepios, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff, and Dionysios, pouring cantharus and holding thyrsus, standing facing; altar between them; star in exergue.

RPC III 1907; BMC 122-4.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 18.42 g.

Diameter: 32 mm.

IONIA. Ephesus. Elagabalus (218-222). Ae. Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB. 
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: ΔOΓMATI CVNKΛHTOV / ЄΦЄCIΩN OVTOI NAOI. Two distyle temples, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports, and figure standing slightly left, respectively; to outer left and right, distyle temple seen in perspective, each containing figure standing slightly right and left, respectively. Karwiese 680; BMC 306; CNG 53, lot 1085; cf. Price & Trell 384, fig. 243. Rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 22.07 g. Diameter: 34 mm.

IONIA. Ephesus. Elagabalus (218-222). Ae..

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

ΔOΓMATI CVNKΛHTOV / ЄΦЄCIΩN OVTOI NAOI.
Two distyle temples, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports, and figure standing slightly left, respectively; to outer left and right, distyle temple seen in perspective, each containing figure standing slightly right and left, respectively.

Karwiese 680; BMC 306; CNG 53, lot 1085; cf. Price & Trell 384, fig. 243.

Rare.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 22.07 g.

Diameter: 34 mm.

CALIGULA with AGRIPPINA I (37-41). Denarius. Lugdunum. Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT. Laureate head of Caligula right. Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM .
Draped bust of Agrippina right. RIC² 14 (Rome). Condition: Very fine. Weight: 3.71 g. Diameter: 19 mm.

CALIGULA with AGRIPPINA I (37-41). Denarius. Lugdunum.

Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT.
Laureate head of Caligula right.

Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM .
Draped bust of Agrippina right.

RIC² 14 (Rome).

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 3.71 g.

Diameter: 19 mm.

NERO & DRUSUS (Died 31 and 33, respectively). Dupondius. Rome. Struck under Caligula. Obv: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES. Nero and Drusus on horses rearing right. Rev: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT. Large S C. RIC² 34 (Caligula). Well centered and attractive. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 16.77 g. Diameter: 30 mm.

NERO & DRUSUS (Died 31 and 33, respectively). Dupondius. Rome. Struck under Caligula.

Obv: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES.
Nero and Drusus on horses rearing right.

Rev: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT.
Large S C.

RIC² 34 (Caligula).

Well centered and attractive.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 16.77 g.

Diameter: 30 mm.

VITELLIUS (69). Denarius. Rome. Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P. Laureate head right. Rev: XV VIR SACR FAC. Tripod surmounted by dolphin right; below, raven right. RIC² 109. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 3.49 g. Diameter: 17 mm.

VITELLIUS (69). Denarius. Rome.

Obv:A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P.
Laureate head right.

Rev: XV VIR SACR FAC.
Tripod surmounted by dolphin right; below, raven right.

RIC² 109.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 3.49 g.

Diameter: 17 mm.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (193-211). Denarius. Rome. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG.
Laureate head right. Rev: LAETITIA / TEMPORVM. Ship with mast and sail in center of circus; above, four quadrigae driven left; below, ostrich, lion, zebra, bear, and stag to right, a bull butting left, and a bear to right, with head left. RIC 274. 
Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 2.68 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (193-211). Denarius. Rome.

Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

Rev: LAETITIA / TEMPORVM.
Ship with mast and sail in center of circus; above, four quadrigae driven left; below, ostrich, lion, zebra, bear, and stag to right, a bull butting left, and a bear to right, with head left.

RIC 274.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 2.68 g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

DIVA PAULINA (Died before 236). Denarius. Rome. Struck under Maximinus Thrax. Obv: DIVA PAVLINA. Veiled and draped bust right. Rev: CONSECRATIO. Peacock standing facing, head left. RIC 1 (Maximinus Thrax). Condition: Good very fine, a few light cleaning marks. Weight: 2.04 g. Diameter: 21 mm.

DIVA PAULINA (Died before 236). Denarius. Rome. Struck under Maximinus Thrax.

Obv: DIVA PAVLINA.
Veiled and draped bust right.

Rev: CONSECRATIO.
Peacock standing facing, head left.

RIC 1 (Maximinus Thrax).

Condition: Good very fine, a few light cleaning marks.

Weight: 2.04 g.

Diameter: 21 mm.

VALENS (364-378). GOLD 1 1/2 Scripulum. Treveri. Obv: D N VALENS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / TROB.
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC 21b. Very rare. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 1.68 g. Diameter: 14 mm.

VALENS (364-378). GOLD 1 1/2 Scripulum. Treveri.

Obv: D N VALENS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / TROB.
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond.

RIC 21b.

Very rare.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 1.68 g.

Diameter: 14 mm.

MICHAEL VIII PALAEOLOGUS (1261-1282). Silver Trachy. Constantinople. Obv: St. Tryphon standing facing; lis to left and right. Rev: Michael and military saint standing facing, holding patriarchal cross set upon two steps. Sear 2250; LHS 97, lot 221 (which realized a hammer of 3,200 ChF). Extremely rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 2.20 g. Diameter: 25 mm.

MICHAEL VIII PALAEOLOGUS (1261-1282). Silver Trachy. Constantinople.

Obv: St. Tryphon standing facing; lis to left and right.

Rev: Michael and military saint standing facing, holding patriarchal cross set upon two steps.

Sear 2250; LHS 97, lot 221 (which realized a hammer of 3,200 ChF).

Extremely rare.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 2.20 g.

Diameter: 25 mm.

WALLACHIA. Vlad II Dracul (the Dragon) (1436-1442 & 1443-1446). Ban. Târgovişte. Obv: Eagle standing left, head right; cross above. Rev: Dragon advancing left, with wings spread. MBR 254. Very rare. Condition: Near very fine. Weight: 0.10 g. Diameter: 11 mm.

WALLACHIA. Vlad II Dracul (the Dragon) (1436-1442 & 1443-1446). Ban. Târgovişte.

Obv: Eagle standing left, head right; cross above.

Rev: Dragon advancing left, with wings spread.

MBR 254.

Very rare.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 0.10 g.

Diameter: 11 mm.

 

 


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