SALE 106, PART 2
112 PARTHIA, Osroes II, c.190 AD, 85.3, Choice EF, nrly centered,
rev sl crude as usual; excellent metal quality with toning.
(A GVF sold for $226, Noble 7/15.) Starting Bid $55
113 Vologases VI, 88.20, Choice EF, sl off-ctr as usual, good strike,
excellent metal with lt tone, superb portrait.
This is really rare, much more so than other varieties of Sellwood type 88;
often mis-attributed (diff obv letters). You don't have this in your collection.
(A VF brought $220, Peus 4/06.) Starting Bid $100
114 PERGAMON, Cistophoric Tet., after 133 BC, Cista mystica & snake in wreath/
bowcase betw snakes, MA above, as S3948; Virtually mint state & lustery with lt tone;
somewhat off-ctr but nothing missing, and sharply struck.
(Same var., EF with similar centering, brought $351, VAuctions 10/10.)
Starting Bid $160
115 -- Same but MO-Sigma above, F, somewhat off-ctr but complete,
just a mite scruffy, not bad. Starting Bid $50
116 Diobol,310-284 BC, Herakles head r/Athena cultus statue facg, S3941 (£75);
Ex CNG as VF, it is VF/AVF, centered with rev head crowded,
good metal with medium tone. (A VF brought $150, CNG eAuction 3/15.)
Starting Bid $55
117 PERSIA, Siglos, 450-330 BC, King rt with spear & bow/ punch, S4682;
Decent F+, well centered with bold clear figure, dark tone in recesses,
punchmk in the rev punchmk.
(A F+ realized $380, CGB 11/09.) Starting Bid $50
118 -- Siglos with King hldg dagger, S4683 (scarcer, £85); F,
sl off-ctr, excellent metal with lt tone, a decent clear coin.
(A F+ brought $96 on $197 bid in my 5/01 sale.) Starting Bid $25
119 PERSIS, Autophradates (Vadfradad) I, 3rd cent BC, Tet,
Head r wearing kyrbasia/Fire temple betw king with bow & standard,
above half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; S6191, Alram 533;
VF, nrly centered on large flan, cupped fabric, somewhat crude
as usual, touches of roughness partly smoothed. Deep grey tone.
Decent clear portrait. Rare. (A GVF/VF brought $3603, Kunker 10/07.)
Starting Bid $850
120 Darius I, c.110-80 BC, Hemidrachm, King's head in satrapal headgear with cresc/
fire altar etc, S6198; AEF, rev a little off-ctr, good metal, well detailed portrait in high relief.
Nice for this. (A VF brought $220, Rauch 5/09.) Starting Bid $85
121 Ardashir II, 1st cent BC, Obol, Bust left with 3-prong crown/
King at altar, Alr.572; VF, some crudeness, rev off-ctr,
but obv centered with good strong portrait.
(A VF brought $144, Heidelberger 11/14.) Starting Bid $25
122 PHERAI, Hemidrachm. 4th cent BC, Hekate head l./Nymph Hypereia stg l,
S2204 (£300); F-VF, centered, good metal with lt tone, very nice. Rare.
Ex BCD with his handwritten tag & photos.
(A VF realized $3,819, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $90
123 PHISTELIA, Obol, 325-275 BC, Female head facg sl left/lion stg l,
VF+/VF, centered, sl surface imperfections, darkish toning. Clear face.
(A VF brought $354, Peus 11/10.) Starting Bid $80
124 RHEGIUM, Ar Litra, 415-387 BC, Facing lion scalp/PH within olive spray, S503;
EF/VF, edge sl ragged at obv top, rev rt; uncleaned original dark patina;
great detail on obv. (A VF sold for $400, Berk 10/07.) Starting Bid $85
125 RHODES, Hemidrachm, 167-88 BC, Helios hd 3/4 rt/Rose
in incuse square, magistrate Melantas, thunderbolt left; VF, quite well centered & struck,
good metal. (A VF, this exact var., brought $220, Naumann 9/16.) Starting Bid $80
126 Didrachm, c. 250-200 BC, Helios hd facg 3/4 rt/Rose, grain ear left,
magistrate Antipatros; SNG Cop 736; Choice VF-EF,
nrly centered & well struck with excellent high-relief head; good bright metal.
(A GVF, same magistrate, brought $1096, Roma 4/16.) Starting Bid $240
127 Drachm, under Perseus, 178-168 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/Rose, club,
magistrate Aristokrates; VF-EF/VF, sl off-ctr, head complete with good strong face;
good metal with deepish tone.
(A VF-EF/AVF of the type brought $352 in my 1/11 sale.) MB $80
128 SIDE, Tet, c. 100 BC, Athena head r/Nike adv l, pomegranate,
magistrate Kleuchares, S5436 (£200); VF, centered,
obv has trace of porosity behind head & sl die flaw above mouth. Ltly toned.
(Same var., VF with lt porosity brought $560, CNG 8/14 eAuction.)
Starting Bid $150
129 SKOTUSSA, Hemidrachm, 5th cent BC, Horse forepart r/ grain ear in square;
S2218 (£250); F, a hair off-ctr, minor edge split, minimal granularity.
Ex BCD with his tag & photos, he bought for $300 in 1992 from Frank Kovacs.
Starting Bid $75
130 SPAIN, CASTULO, Æ20, Male head r, palm before/bull rt, cresc above,
letter in front; VF-EF, somewhat off-ctr on very irregular flan,
dark greenish patina with some earthen hilighting,
high relief head with full strong hair detail.
(A GVF brought $661, CNG 5/11.) Starting Bid $60
131 SYRACUSE, Tet, c. 480-475 BC, Chariot r, Nike above/ Artemis-Arethusa hd r,
4 dolphins, sim. S924 (£850); F, rev sl off-ctr, sl surface imperfections,
most notably a horizontal scratchlike flaw in obv right field. Head is nice.
Starting Bid $140
132 Ar Obol, 474-450 BC, Arethusa head r/4-spoke wheel; S917; Strong VF,
obv somewhat off-ctr, rev centered, good metal with medium tone,
much hair detail. (A F+ brought $250, Berk 12/07; VF with corr., $422, Kunker 4/16.)
Starting Bid $85
133 Hiketas II, 287-278 BC, Æ22, Zeus Hellenios head l/Eagle stg l, star;
sim. S1211; VF+, well centered & struck for this without the customary overstriking;
medium brown patina with a little green hilighting. Strong detail on head & especially eagle.
(A GVF realized $400, Davisson 11/12.) Starting Bid $55
134 SYRIA, Seleukos I, 312-280 BC, Æ14, Medusa head r/bull r, as S6852;
Choice VF+/VF, centered, dark green patina with paler green hilighting.
Obv quite well detailed & very attractive.
(A VF+ brought $541, Heidelberger 11/14.) Starting Bid $55
135 Antiochos II, Æ17, Apollo hd r/tripod, anchor below Choice AEF, nrly centered,
lustery dark patina, great quality. Ex Triskeles auction 3/17 where it brought $115.
Starting Bid $70
136 -- Tet, in the name of Seleukos I, types of Alex the Great, Herakles head r/
Zeus std l, dolphin above monogram left; Nice VF, nrly centered,
good metal with darkish tone, boldly struck. Rare.
(No sale record found. A VF of the type with diff monograms brought $563, Rauch 9/15.)
Starting Bid $200
137 Antiochos III, Tet, Head r/Apollo std l, monogram at left, S6936;
VF, just a touch off-ctr, good bright silver. Excellent detailed portrait, with worried expression.
(A VF sold for $1100, Peus 4/04.) MB $220
138 Demetrios I, 162-150 BC, Tet, His head r/Apollo std on omphalos l.,
monograms at left & below, as S7013 (£450); AEF, obv well centered,
rev somewhat crowded to top, good bright silver.
Very rare, not to be confused with his customary Tyche rev.
Not in Houghton with these monograms. (A VF, same variety, brought $470, Peus 11/06.) Starting Bid $325
139 Antiochos VI, Drachm, Radiate head r/Apollo std l, dated SE 170, S7073;
AEF, sl off-ctr, head complete & sharp, decent metal with insignificant quibbles;
moderately toned with a darker band at rev right edge.
(A GVF brought $380, F&S 6/09.) Min Bid $90
140 Tryphon, 142-138 BC, Æ17, His head r/spiked helmet, S7089;
VF, nrly centered, strong portrait with good detail, centration dimple each side;
green patina with earthen hilighting. Scarce. (A VF realized $528, Gorny 3/12.)
Starting Bid $45
141 Alexander II, Æ21, Radiate head r/Athena stg l, S7126;
VF/F-VF, a hair off-ctr, darkish greenish patina, head quite well detailed.
(A VF brought $165, CNG eAuction 12/08.) MB $25
142 Philip the Philly guy, Tet, Head r/Zeus std l, monogram at left, as S7196;
VF, nrly centered, uncleaned deep original tone.
Unusual portrait style resembling Antiochos VIII. Seems to be really rare with this monogram,
I couldn't find it, maybe I didn't look hard enough. Starting Bid $75
143 TARENTUM, Nomos, c. 400 BC, Horseman galloping r/Taras on dolphin rt;
AVF, nrly centered opn a broad flan, mildly grainy surfaces with lt tone; nice style,
pleasant coin. Rare early issue.
Coins of this general type normally have Taras's arm raised,
but on this coin it's dangling down. I couldn't find a match.
Ex European auction as VF+. Starting Bid $120
144 Nomos, 302-281 BC, Youth crowning horse/Boy on dolphin l, hldg tripod,
Vlas.666; VF+, obv nrly centered, rev quite well centered, ltly toned, nice bold example.
(Same variety, VF, brought $791, Roma 3/14; GVF $834 Triton 1/07.) MB $220
145 Diobol, c. 4th cent BC, Athena head r/Hercules wrestling lion
(actually, a guy in a lion suit; on this sharp example the zipper is actually visible);
AEF, well centered, decent metal, quite boldly detailed. (A VF brought $510, Perus 5/08.) Starting Bid $85
146 TARSOS, 4th cent BC, Obol, Baal std l./Wolf forepart r, cresc behind, in beaded circle,
VF, unround flan, rev sl off-ctr, good metal with lt tone, only sl crudeness, better than usual.
(A VF brought $314, CGB 10/10.) Starting Bid $25
147 TEOS, Diobol, 320-294 BC, Griffin std r/lyre, magistrate Alypion;
VF, irregular flan, obv well centered with complete griffin, rev sl off-ctr;
excellent 2-toned metal. (A GVF of this type brought $426, CNG eAuc 6/12.)
Starting Bid $60
148 TERINA, Stater, 400-356 BC, Nymph Terina head r/Nike std l, with caduceus;
SNG ANS 825; AVF, rev sl off-ctr, bright metal, sl obv die failure in chin area;
ex Roma 11/14 graded VF. Rare.
(Another VF, same dies, brought $1459, CGB 11/04.) MB $195
149 THASOS, Stater, 510-480 BC, ithyphallic reality TV satyr
grabbing struggling nymph by the pussy, denying it ever happened;
S1746 (£425); Nice strong AVF, well centered & struck, good metal with lt tone,
fine archaic style. The Satyr's all-important thingie is quite well delineated.
(A VF realized $4500, Peus 10/07.) Starting Bid $275
150 Same, F, nrly centered on elongated flan, somewhat crude blobby style,
good metal with lt tone. Ex my 1/01 sale where it realized $170. I had paid $168.
So I made two bucks. Now I've bought it back cheaper, though not this cheap:
MB only $120
151 Tet, after 148 BC, Dionysos hd r/Herakles stg l, M monogram, as S1759;
style is borderline Celtic, probably Eastern Europe, high end for these.
VF, broad flan, obv sl off-ctr, good metal with tone; sl wrinkled flan with a few sl diings.
(A F+/AVF brought $308 on $450 bid in my 8/90 sale.) Starting Bid $90
152 THEBES, Obol, 395-338 BC, Shield with club across top/Herakles head r;
AVF, obv sl off-ctr but complete, sl crude (obv club not obvious but definite);
bright lusterlike silver. Ex European auction as VF. Rare type.
(A VF brought $1265, Triton 1/06.) Starting Bid $65
153 THOURIOI, Stater 350-281 BC, Athena head r, Skylla on helmet/Bull butting r,
tunny below; F+/VF, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete on an unusually broad flan --
fact is, I mistook this for a Tet in buying it! Good bright metal; obv softly struck,
rev well struck. (A VF realized $1836, Tradart 12/14.) Min Bid $225
154 THRACE, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC, Æ13, Herakles hd r/
2-line lgnd in wreath; AVF, centered, good dark green patina, decent.
Ex Triskeles as VF. (A VF brought $143, Heidelberger 11/14.) Starting Bid $22
155 VELIA, Nomos, c.400-350 BC, Athena hd r/lion crouching r, lgnd above,
Phi & grape vine below; AVF/VF, just sl off-ctr but complete; very sl traces of granularity & smoothing. Ex Wayne Phillips who said quadriga on helmet, very rare if so,
but somewhat obscured by die deterioration.
In any case this rev with grape vine is also very rare! Starting Bid $110
156 BRONZE As, Janus head/TRIPLE Prow r, Cr.342/7e, Sy690d;
at least F-VF, somewhat off-ctr, typically a little crude,
green-brown patina with a bit of roughness; Janus & the three prows clear.
Rare! (A VF brought $1022, Tkalec 9/08.) MB $70
157 Semis, Saturn head r/prow r, S in front; F+, dark green patina with sl hilighting,
minor roughness; somewhat crude, likely barbarous.
Letters above prow weak but appear to read QOPS, which I could not find in references.
Starting Bid $20
SILVER (All Denarii unless noted, by Crawford & Sydenham #s):
158 Didrachm, 15/1a, Sy4 (R6), Apollo head l./horse r, star above; F-VF, nrly centered,
some lt roughness, possibly fourree with a few tiny spots of what look like core exposure.
(An AVF/VF realized $2930, NAC 10/11.) Starting Bid $275
159 Anonymous, 140/1, Sy.339, Roma hd r/Victory in biga r; Strong VF,
nrly centered on sl ragged flan, trace of obv die rust, bright lustery silver.
(A VF brought $282, Hess-Divo 10/10.)
Starting Bid $85
160 C. Renius, 231/1, Sy.432; Roma hd r/Juno Caprotina in biga of goats;
VF/AVF, sl edge irregularity, well centered for this with everything on the flan.
Good silver with lt tone. (A VF+ realized $460, CGB 2/12.) Starting Bid $85
161 Cn. Lucretius Trio, 237/1a, Sy.540, Roma head r/Dioscuri riding r;
VF+, well centered, few slightest surface imperfections, but ltly toned,
well detailed & nice.
(Lucretius was a Roman thinker, author of "On the Nature of Things,"
notable for rationalist freedom from superstition. But that was a different guy.)
(A VF brought $300, Peus 4/05.) Starting Bid $80
162 C. Augurinus, 242/1, Sy.463, Roma head r/Two togate dudes flanking column,
& a whole lot of other stuff going on; VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr,
good metal with medium tone. (A VF realized $418, Kunker 3/15.) Starting Bid $85
163 M. Aburius Geminus, 250/1, Sy.487, Roma Head r/Sol in quadriga r;
Choice Mint State, obv just sl off-ctr, rev well centered; sharply struck;
fresh lustrous metal with nice russet toning in recesses.
A GEM (it says so right on the coin). (A GEF brought $1100, Noble 4/11.)
Starting Bid $250
164 Ti. Quinctius, 267/1, Sy.505, Roma head r/Dioscuri on horses, round shield below;
bold F+/F, centered, good metal with lt tone, almost invisible graffiti in obv right field.
(A VF sold for $263, Kunker 9/11.) Starting Bid $45
165 M. Tullius, 280/1, Sy.531, Roma head r/Victory in quadriga r, large X below;
EF, virtually mint state, just a hair off-ctr on large oval flan, quite sharply struck;
bright lustery silver. (An EF fetched $1220, Nomos 5/17. That's not fake news.)
Starting Bid $175
166 M. Aemilius Lepidus, 291/1, Sy.554; Roma head r/Equestrian statue on arch;
VF/AVF, just sl off-ctr, decent metal with lt tone.
Ex European auction as VF+/VF. An AVF brought $158, M&M 2/18.) Starting Bid $75
167 C. Claudius Pulcher, 300/1, Sy.569, Roma head r/Victory in biga r;
VF, nrly centered, good metal with lt tone in recesses, nice bold strike.
Ex European auction as EF. (A GVF brought $230, F&S 6/08.) Starting Bid $80
168 L. Flaminius Chilo, 302/1, Sy.540, Roma head r/Victory in biga r;
VF, nrly centered, decent metal with medium old collection toning.
(A VF brought $186, Peus 10/14.) Starting Bid $75
169 M. Herennius, 308/1a, Sy.567, Pietas head r/Amphinomus carrying his Dad;
EF, nrly centered & complete, well struck on good bright metal with lt tone.
Nice sharp head. (An EF realized $1185, NAC 4/11.) Starting Bid $225
170 -- Same, Nice bold VF, centered & well struck, good two-toned silver.
(A VF sold for $377, Kunker 3/10.) Starting Bid $90
171 L. Thorius Balbus, 316/1, Sy.598, Hd of Juno of Lanuvium r/bull charging r,
P above; F+, nrly centered, good metal with lt toning, nice for grade.
(A VF brought $310, CGF 6/04.) MB $45
172 M. Lucilius Rufus, 324/1, Sy.599, Roma head r, in wreath/ Victory in biga r;
AVF, sl off-ctr on large oval flan, sm punchmk on obv that shows thru on rev;
tiny mark on cheek. Deep gunmetal tone. (A VF brought $225, Berk 5/12.)
Start Bid $25
173 C. Egnatuleius, Quinarius, 333/1, Sy.588; Apollo head r/Victory & trophy;
AVF, sl off-ctr, very sl surface imperfections, lt tone.
(Far better than a F with much flatness bringing $118, Album 1/14.)
Starting Bid $50
174 D. Silanus, 337/3, Sy.646, Roma head r, Victory in biga r;
Ex Noble as "brilliant EF," it is EF, obv well centered & struck on oval flan,
rev sl off-ctr with sl flatness at rt edge; pleasant lt tone.
(An EF brought $408, Rauch 5/09.) Starting Bid $120
175 L. Titurius Sabinus, 344/1c, Sy698b, Tatius head r/Two soldiers raping women,
no joke; VF, obv well centered & struck, rev somewhat off-ctr with figures at right wkly struck; good metal. Rare variety. (A VF with scrs & digs brought $276, CNG eAuction 11/17.)
Starting Bid $45
176 Anonymous, 350A/2, Sy.723, Vejovis head r/Jupiter in quadriga r;
F+/F, sl off-ctr, die crack on neck, off striking fault at rev bottom.
(A GF brought $89, Noble 7/14.) Starting Bid $25
177 Q. Antonius Balbus, 364/1d, Sy.742b; Jupiter head r/Victory in hotrod r;
serrate issue; EF/AEF, sl off-ctr but complete, couple of well-hidden rev scrs
(can you find them?); Well struck, excell-ent metal with lt tone.
(An EF brought $646, CNG 9/17.) MB $120
178 L. Manlius, 367/5, Sy.757, Roma head r/Sulla in quadriga r; VF/AEF,
sl off ctr, sl striking wkness at bottoms, excellent metal with luster & lt tone.
(An F-VF/VF brought $126 in my 6/13 sale; GVF $558, CNG 5/07.) Starting Bid $85
179 L. Marcius Philippus, 425/1, Sy.919, Ancus Marcius head r/ Equestrian statue;
F+, nrly centered on oval flan, sl obv scrs, mild flan flaws on rev, medium tone.
(A F with graffiti brought $87, Triskeles 4/18.) Starting Bid $20
180 Brutus, 433/2, Sy.907, Brutus head r/Ahala head r; VF, just sl off-ctr & complete,
tiny test notch on edge, trace of graffiti in obv field; otherwise good metal with lt tone,
both portraits quite boldly detailed. (A VF brought $1380, Gemini 4/11.) MB $350
181 C. Considius Paetus, 465/4, Sy.993 (Rarity 3); Venus bust l./Victory in quadriga l.;
VF+/AVF, nrly centered on egg-shaped flan, sl die rust in obv lgnd,
some striking wkness on rev; Venus head excellent; good metal with gentle tone.
(A VF realized $576, Teutoburger 2/15.) Starting Bid $65
182 IMPERATORIAL. Pompey, Den., Pompey head r, betw jug & lituus/
Catanaean brothers carrying parents; Cr.511/3a; F, rev only sl off-ctr,
basically decent metal with only very sl surface imperfections & pleasant tone;
portrait fully bold. (A F/VG+ brought $480 on $550 bid in my 9/01 sale.)
Starting Bid $250
183 MARK ANTONY, Legionary den, Galley/Eagle betw standards, LEG VI;
VG/VG+, nrly centered, well worn (these circulated for centuries),
obv lgnd weak but galley fully clear, rev also clear.
(Same legion, AF with scrs brought $226 on $250 bid in my 7/18 sale.) Starting Bid $35
184 MARK ANTONY & OCTAVIAN, Den, Head r/head r, Cr.517/2; EF/VF-EF,
just sl off-ctr with lgnds fully complete, well struck, excellent metal quality with lt tone.
Definitely nicer than the one in my last sale bringing $1550 on $2000 bid.
(A Near EF brought $6900, CNG 5/11.) MB $1300
185 AUGUSTUS, Den., AEGYPT CAPTA, crocodile; COPY, by Slavei, struck in silver,
Unc, ltly toned, superb work. Min Bid $10
186 Sest, OB CIVIS SERVATOS, oak wreath & branches/SC in lgnd, STOLO;
F-VF, centered on large flan, full lgnds, brown patina, sl rough/crude surfaces,
actually quite decent for these.
(Compare a F with lt roughness & scrs (same variety) bringing $296, CNG eAuc 1/08.)
Starting Bid $135
187 Posthumous, As, Radiate head l./SC, Eagle facg, on globe; VF, well centered,
full lgnd, medium brown patina, minor roughness on rev; full bold lgnd,
excellent detailed portrait.
(A VF realized $972, DNW 2/17.) Starting Bid $85
188 TIBERIUS, countermark TI•C•A (retrograde) in indent on 23 mm blank Æ flan.
C/mk at least F-VF & clear. Starting Bid $10
189 GERMANICUS, As, by Caligula, Head l./SC in lgnd, AVF, nrly centered,
lgnds complete (small part wk on rev), brown patina with some touches of green
& minor roughness on rev; Obv quite bold with much hair detail.
(A VF brought $1093, Triton 1/06.) Starting Bid $75
190 CALIGULA, As, VESTA std l; Choice EF, nrly centered, full strong lgnd,
glossy dark greenish patina, possibly some careful smoothing;
hair detail that just jumps out at you; rev more strongly detailed than usual.
(Compare a GVF bringing $2000, Davisson 2/16; EF $9200, Triton 1/07.)
Starting Bid $850
191 CLAUDIUS, As, CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia stg l;
AEF, centered on a broad flan, strongly struck with full sharp lgnds; medium brown patina,
with very lt roughness; well detailed portrait of fine Roman style.
(A GVF realized $125, Kunker 10/12.) Starting Bid $325
192 Quadrans, Modius/SC in lgnd, COS II; EF/VF+, nrly centered, full lgnds,
generally smooth dark greenish patina with a little hilighting.
Full strong detail on modius, the way I like these.
(Same var., VF, brought $180, CGB 6/13.) Starting Bid $70
193 CLAUDIUS & Messalina, Egypt Tet, His head r, LS/ Messalina stg l;
F+, nrly centered on sl narrow flan, much of lgnds off, silver color with minor touches of porosity,
much detail on portrait & figure.
(An F+ brought $151 on $166 bid in my 8/06 sale.) Starting Bid $50
194 BRITANNICUS, Smyrna Æ16, Head r/Victory stg r, magistrates Philistos & Eikadios;
F, centered, dark green patina with sl surface blemishes, lgnds & portrait fully clear.
Ex Triskeles as NVF. (A F, a little rough, brought $251 in my 8/16 sale.) MB $120
195 NERO, Den, IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter std l; AF/F, obv lgnd mostly gone at rt,
rev lgnd virtually complete; good metal with dark tone in recesses.
(A F sold for $250, Berk 9/05.) MB $75
196 As, Bare head r/Victory adv l, hldg shield inscr SPQR; EF/VF+, nrly centered,
full strong lgnd, dark green patina with minor touches of roughness mainly on rev;
nice coin with great portrait detail. (A GVF realized $1725, CNG 6/05.) MB $325
197 Egypt Tet, bust l./Zeus head r; F/F-VF, nrly centered on a thick narrow flan,
basically smooth brown patina. Portraits have much detail.
(A VF brought $275, Berk 10/03.) Starting Bid $22
198 NERO & POPPAEA, Egypt Tet, His head r/Her head r, LIA;
F/F+, some of lgnds off each side, grey-brownish patina, very sl porosity;
Poppaea's portrait shows much detail. (A F/F+ realized $191 on $250 bid in my 5/10 sale.)
Starting Bid $50
199 OTHO, Den, SECVRITAS PR, Securitas stg l; ex Naville Numismatics as VF,
and it is VF, with sl edge irregularity, obv somewhat off-ctr,
rev centered tho tops of lettering off; decent metal with moderate tone;
excellent portrait with almost full detail on hair (a wig, actually).
(A GVF with lt faults realized $3738, CNG 9/11.) Minimum Bid $495
200 VITELLIUS, As, bust l./VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory adv l hldg shield inscr SPQR;
Tarraco mint; F-VF/F+, significantly off-ctr losing most of obv lgnd at left;
dark patina with contrasting earthen cover in recesses; strong portrait.
(A VF with "some roughness" brought $1014, CNG eAuc 8/08.) Min Bid $125
201 VESPASIAN, Den, AVGVR TRI POT, Sacrificial implements;
VF, nrly centered on smallish oval flan, some of obv lgnd wk/off;
excellent portrait with very strong detail. Ltly toned.
(A VF realized $256, Roma 9/14.) Starting Bid $50
202 As, SC, Spes adv l, RIC 894; EF, large flan, obv well centered, rev nrly so;
good deep green patina with only slightest surface disturbances; strong detail both sides.
Ex European auction as EF. (A VF+ brought $800, H&A 10/07.) Start Bid $350
203 Egypt Tet, Alexandria stg l; Yr 3; Nice F/AF, most of obv lgnd present,
rev lgnd mostly wk; glossy dark grey-brown patina; very strong portrait with some detail.
Ex Pegasi $250. Start Bid $30
You can bid with alternates or a budget limit
204 TITUS, Den, TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, 2 captives beneath trophy;
F+/F, centered, lgnds complete (part wk on rev), excellent metal, obv particularly bold.
Scarce type. (A VF with scrs brought $667, CNG eAuc.9/16.) Starting Bid $60
205 DOMITIAN, AS CAESAR, Dup, CAESAR AVGVSTI F, bust l/
DOMITIANVS COS II, caduceus betw cornucopiae;
Most unusual Asian issue with ruler's name on rev; F-VF, nrly centered, full lgnds,
chestnut brown patina, minor porosity, bold & nice. Rare.
(A VF brought $409, Hirsch 2/17.)Starting Bid $35
206 AS AUG., Den, TR POT COS VIII PP, wreath on 2 curule chairs;
Strong VF, centered, full lgnds, good metal with lt tone. Well detailed portrait.
Very scarce type. (A GVF brought $122, Roma 6/15.
I would surely have been able to find a higher realization if this weren't so scarce
with very few reported sales.) Starting Bid $65
207 Quadrans, Ceres bust l./SC, modius with corn ears; F-VF, deep green patina,
a mite grainy, part of obv edge flatly struck.
Most would just call it VF (as did the dealer whose tag it has). Very scarce.
(Looks better than a VF bringing $126, Heritage Europe 11/16.) Starting Bid $30
208 Antioch Æ22, Bust l./SC in wreath; VF, well centered with obv lgnd complete
(almost never seen on these); dark brown patina; strong laurel wreath detail.
(Far better than a VF with almost no lgnd bringing $110, Pegasi 11/13.)
Starting Bid $45
209 DOMITIAN & DOMITIA, Thessaly Æ19, His bust r/her bust r, overall F/F-VF,
oval flan, most of lgnds present, glossy dark greenish patina with sl surface imperfections,
Domitia's portrait quite nice. Ex BCD with his tag. Ex CNG as VF.
(A Near VF brought $403, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $85
210 NERVA, Sest, Fortuna stg l, COPY, struck, EF, two-toned brown, faint rev porosity,
nice hefty piece. Starting Bid $15
211 TRAJAN, Den, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas stg l, altar, RIC 174;
Nice VF, nrly centered, full lgnds, good silver, problem-free. Scarcer with altar.
(Same variety, GVF brought $274, M&M 10/06.) Starting Bid $45
212 As, TR POT COS III PP, Mars stg r, VF, obv well centered with full lgnd,
rev lgnd mostly off at left; medium brown patina; some mild porosity;
strong hair detail on portrait. (A VF, same variety, realized $270, CNG eAuc 7/05.)
Starting Bid $50
213 Sest, SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, Felicitas stg l; RIC 672;
AEF, nrly centered with complete lgnds, good surfaces with no porosity,
delicate aqua-green patina. Great detail on portrait & rev figure. A choice bronze.
(An AEF/GVF brought $2051, NAC 5/15; AEF $2470, Gorny 3/09.) Starting Bid $600
214 As, Radiate bust r/PM TR POT COS VI PP around SC in wreath;
brassy orichalcum metal; F-VF, centered on teardrop shaped flan,
obv lgnd complete tho mostly weakish, minor rev wkness.
Very rare variant of the Asian issues that normally have rev lgnd starting DAC PARTHICO,
omitted on this coin. (A Near VF with lt roughness brought $146, CNG eAuction 6/12.)
Starting Bid $28
215 HADRIAN, Den, AEGYPTOS, Egypt recl l., pelican; AEF/VF, somewhat ragged flan,
full lgnds, strong portrait detail. Scarce.
(A VF-EF brought $1645, Stack's 1/13.) Starting Bid $125
216 Den, PIETAS AVG, Pietas stg at altar; VF, centered, obv nice with strong portrait detail,
moderate tone; rev somewhat scruffy looking with lgnd wkness & uneven tone.
(Same var., VF, brought $157, CNG eAuc 5/14.) Starting Bid $30
217 Sest, SALVS AVG, Salus stg r, at altar; VF, nrly centered, dark green patina,
full lgnds, touches of roughness, lt scrs mainly on rev,
good portrait with full strong laurel wreath. (A VF realized $450, Kunker 3/07.)
Starting Bid $100
218 Dup., COS III, Aequitas stg l; VF, centered, full lgnds, darkish brown patina,
lt even roughness, excellent portrait detail. (A VF realized $495, Lanz 5/09.)
Starting Bid $60
219 Quadrans, Eagle stg facg, hd l./PM TRP COS III, winged thunderbolt; VF-EF/EF,
just sl off-ctr, lgnds complete tho partly crowded, nice smooth dark brown patina.
Excellent quality. (Superior to a GVF bringing $759, CNG 9/10.) MB $150
220 Egypt, Tet., Bust left/Nilus head r, Yr 19; AVF/VF, centered, virtually full lgnds,
silver-grey with only slightest porosity, pleasant. Ex Naville as VF.
(A VF, same variety, brought $347, CNG eAuc 5/07.) Starting Bid $65
221 Petra, Æ25, Tyche std l., F/F-VF, sl off-ctr, obv lgnd off at left & wk,
dark patina with some eartthen hilighting. First coin I've had from Petra,
a fascinating place I've visited. Ex Herbst collec. (A GF brought $202, CNG eAuc 3/08.)
Starting Bid $35
222 HADRIAN & SABINA, Egypt Tet, His bust r/Hers r, Yr 13;
VF, centered, lgnds complete (tho typically crude on obv), silver grey tone,
only slightest porosity, both portraits in high relief with strong detail, especially Sabina's.
A good quality full VF coin.
(A VF realized $1178, Kunker 3/10.) Starting Bid $250
223 SABINA, Den, IVNONI REGINAE, Juno stg l; VF, nrly centered on ragged flan,
full lgnds, good metal with pleasing old tone. (A VF brought $306, Tradart 12/14.)
Starting Bid $90
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