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Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


Ancient Coins - Roman (Republic through Nerva)
 
 
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Lot 3745
Roman Republican Coinage, c. 241-215 BC. Lot of Two Small Bronzes. Good lot. Firstly, a Litra, c. 241-235 BC., Rome: Helmeted head of Mars right / Horse head right; Craw. 25/3. Beautiful, in fine Campanian style. Also, Semuncia, c. 217-215 BC.: Head of Mercury / Prow of ship right; Craw. 38/7. Also of neat style, with brown to green patina. Lot of 2 coins. First Extremely Fine; Semuncia Very Fine plus.
Estimated Value $225 - 300.
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$403
Lot 3746
Roman Republican Coinage, c. 225-217 BC. AE Sextans (42.04 g). Head of Mercury left, with winged petasus; two pellets. Reverse: Prow of ship right, two pellets. Craw. 35/5; Syd. 76. In bold relief, with black to apple green patina. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$207
Lot 3747
Roman Republican Coinage. Lot of Three AR Denarii, c. 96-67 BC. Earliest: C. Publicius Malleolus, c. 96 BC.: Helmeted Mars right / Warrior left, with spear (Craw. 335/3b). Also, Q. Antonius Balbus, c. 83 BC.: Jupiter head right / Victory in quadriga right (Craw. 364/1d). And, C. Piso L. Frugi, 67 BC.: Apollo head right / Jockey on horse right (Sear II 348/I var.). All well above average. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Superb.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$288
Lot 3748
Roman Republican Coinage. Lot of Two Attractive Denarii, c. 81 and 62 BC. Firstly, A. Postumius A.f. S.n. Albinus, 81 BC.: Head of Hispania right / Togate figure, legionary eagle and fasces. Craw. 372/2. Bold strike, and finely centered. Very lustrous. Also, L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC.: Head of Concordia right / Togate figure of Lepidus with bound King Perseus of Macedon and sons. Craw. 415/1. Sharp strike on very round flan. Minor planchet flaw on reverse field. Both coins handsome examples of type. Lot of 2 coins. Both grade Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $225 - 325.
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$276
Lot 3749
Imperatorial Period. Cassius. AR Denarius, 42 BBC., Smyrna? mint. Scarce. Laureate head of Liberty right. Reverse: Jug and lituus. Craw. 500/3; Syd. 1307. Bold strike, on moderately porous metal. Some light smoothing to reverse fields. Lightly toned. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$575
Lot 3750
Imperatorial Period. Mark Antony, d. 30 BC. AR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome mint. Rare, especially this nice. Bare head of Mark Antony right. Reverse: Fortuna standing left, hold Victory and cornucopia. Craw. 494/32; Syd. 1144. Almost perfectly centered on quite round flan. A little bright from cleaning, nevertheless an outstanding specimen of type, on excellent metal. Lustrous. Choice portrait! Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$3,220
Lot 3751
Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, 19 BC. Scarce issue, with interesting error. Moneyer P. Petronius Turpilianus. Diademed and draped bust of Feronia right. Reverse: Kneeling Parthian right, holding standard. RIC 288; BMCRE 14. Reverse a little off center, with widening die break at bottom -- showing evidence of very strong clashing to die in that area. Toned, with attractive obverse. Choice Very Fine / Very fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 450.
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$265
Lot 3752
Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius, Colonia Patria, 19 BC. Rare. Bare head of Augustus right. Reverse: Temple of Jupiter Tonans, statue of god within. Sear II 1613; BMCRE 363. Some cleaning scrapes and tooling to reverse. Toned. Fine to Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 3753
Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE Dupondius of Nemausus, after 10 AD. Heads of Agrippa, left, and Augustus, right, addorssed. Reverse: Crocodile chained to palm, wreath and fillet above. RIC 159-160. Sharp, with pleasing variegated green patina. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$230
Lot 3754
Divus Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE Sestertius struck under Tiberius, Rome, 35-36 AD. Inscribed oak-wreathed shield, pair of capricorns before. Reverse: SC; inscription around. RIC 63; BMCRE 109. Nice green and brown patina, with slight red.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Lot 3755
Agrippa, d. 12 BC. AE As, struck under Caligula, struck 37-41 AD. Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.Reverse: Neptune left, with dolphin and trident. RIC 58. Excellent strike, finely detailed. Green and black patina -- some spots of bare copper showing. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$150
Lot 3756
Tiberius, 14-37 AD. Gold Aureus (7.68 g), Lugdunum, after 16 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Livia as Pax, enthroned right. RIC 25; BMCRE 30. Likely ex jewelry, the face lightly polished. Choice style front and back. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,750.
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$1,553
Lot 3757
Germanicus, d. 19 AD. AE As of 42 AD., struck by Claudius, Rome. Very nice! Bare head of Germanicus right. Reverse: Large SC, inscription around. RIC 106; BMCRE 218. Almost perfectly centered on very round flan. Excellent, stylish portrait in bold relief. Fields show light, careful smoothing. Deep red-brown and green patina. Almost Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 550.
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$437
Lot 3758
Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome? struck 39-40 AD. Laureate head of Caligula left. Reverse: Caligula on platform left, haranguing five soldiers in armor and holding standards; ADLOCVT COH. With black and green patina. The reverse in an interesting style, which looks more like the work of a provincial mint, rather than that of Rome. As such, this type may in fact be rarer than a Rome issue. Near Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
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$2,300
Lot 3759
Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE Sestertius, 39-40 AD, Rome mint. Laureate head left. Reverse: Oak wreath, inscription within, in four lines: S.P.Q.R / P. P./ OB. CIVES / SERVATOS. RIC 37; BMCRE 38; C. 4. Light smoothing to the fields. Pleasing dark red-brown and green patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
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$546
Lot 3760
Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 37-38 AD. Bare head of Caligula left. Reverse: Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter. RIC 38; BMCRE 46; C. 27. Perfectly centered on almost round flan. Fine portrait, with even brown patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$173
Lot 3761
Claudius, 41-54 AD. AR Denarius, 50-51 AD, Lugdunum mint. Very Rare, and very choice! Laureate head right. Reverse: Pax-Nemesis, holding caduceus, snake at feet. RIC 52; BMCRE 62. Bold full strike, very well centered, on almost round flan. Excellent, well detailed portrait. Delightful reverse. Artistic toning, with touches of cobalt blue. Choice Very Fine / Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 950.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3762
Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 50-54 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower. RIC 115. Surfaces roughness, with some smoothing to fields, and slight tooling to profile. Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$230
Lot 3763
Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 41-42 AD. Bare head left. Reverse: Minerva right, brandishing spear. RIC 116. Scattered pitting, but sharp with bold portrait. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 3764
Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE 20 mm. of Berytus, Phoenicia. Choice! Laureate head left. Reverse:Two legionary eagles between standards; V VIII between. BMC p. 63, 78. Sharp and stylish. Dark black-green patina with light green highlights. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 3765
Claudius, 41-54 AD., and Agrippina Junior. AR Denarius, 51 AD, Lugdunum mint. Rare. Laureate head of Claudius right. Reverse: Laureate and draped bust of Agrippina Junior right. RIC 81; BMCRE 75. Superior portraits, boldly struck up, with the reverse a touch off center. A hint of porosity on obverse. Deeply toned. Choice Very Fine / Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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$748
Lot 3766
Nero, 54-68 AD. Gold Aureus (7.48 g), Rome, c. 55-59 AD. Scarce. Bare head right. Reverse: Oak wreath, inscription around, EX SC within. RIC 8 ff. Flan a little wavey, some edge scrapes and filing, plus signs of spotty harsh cleaning -- probably due to sea patina. Nevertheless, the portrait of Nero at the end of his teens is superb! Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Realized
$690
Lot 3767
Nero, 54-68 AD. Gold Aureus (7.29 g), Rome, struck 64-65 AD. Scarce. Laureate head right. Reverse: Nero radiate and togate, holding branch and Victory. RIC 46; BMCRE 56. Perfectly centered, with full legends. Ex jewelry: a couple edge marks, and lightly polished. Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$920
Lot 3768
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE 27 mm. of Antioch, Syria. Good material, and value priced. Laureated head right / SC in wreath; RPC 4307. Well struck and stylish, with handsome, even green patina. Plus, Tiberius, AE As, 35-36 AD.: Portrait left / Caduceus; RIC 59; BMCRE 120. Excellent portrait. Patina with some areas of roughness. Also, Tiberius, AE Sestertius of 35-36 AD., Divo Augusto Issue: Oak-wreathed shield, supported by twin capricorns / SC; RIC 63; BMCRE 109. Sharp strike; variegated green patina. Rare. Lot of 3 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine, or better.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$288
Lot 3769
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 54 AD. Laureate bust right, with aegis. Reverse: Bird's-eye view of Harbor of Ostia. RIC 178. Coin cleaned and lightly polished, yet still with considerable eye appeal. Set in a massively constructed pendant and necklace. In 14 karat yellow gold, and weighing at least 130 grams. This flashy piece of jewelry should be virtually as eternal as the city Rome is! Coin with sharpness of Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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$2,300
Lot 3770
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Sestertius, Lugdunum mint, struck c. 65 AD. Scarce. Laureate head of Nero right. Reverse: Annona at left, holding cornucopia, facing Ceres, seated at right and holding a torch, between them a garlanded altar with modius, behind is the stern of a ship; ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES. SC. A truly crisp and detailed strike, with variegated green and red-brown patina. The portrait of Nero with an almost Greek purity of form, but which does not hide the hint of malevolence in his eye. An impressive example of this elaborate pictorial type! Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
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$2,415
Lot 3771
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Sestertius, Lugdunum, struck 66 AD. Laureate head left, globe at neck. Reverse: Roma seated left, holding Victory and parazonium. RIC 517, BMCRE 328. Dark green patina, with some discreet, slight smoothing to fields. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$322
Lot 3772
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Dupondius, 64 AD., Lugdunum mint. Choice. Rare this nice. Laureate head of Nero left. Reverse: Frontal view of the two-storied structure, the Macellum; central projecting area with steps and large male statue. RIC 402. Finely centered on round flan, and sharply struck. Slight tooling at steps? Dark olive-brown patina. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,350.
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$1,380
Lot 3773
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Dupondius, Lugdunum, struck 66 AD. Laureate head left .Reverse: Victory advancing left. RIC 523; BMCRE 219. Glossy black and green patina, with two small flaked spots. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$173
Lot 3774
Galba, 68-69 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, struck c. July 68 to January 69 AD. Very choice coin! Bare head right. Reverse: Within oak wreath, SPQR / OB / C S, in three lines. RIC 167; Hunter 5. Boldly struck and perfectly centered on round flan. Marvelous, expressive portrait. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$1,438
Lot 3775
Vitellius, 69 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, 69 AD. Scarce. Laureate head right. Reverse: Vesta seated right, holding patera. RIC 107; BMCRE 34. Sharp, excellent portrait. Some not too disturbing scattered porosity. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$173
Lot 3776
  Withdrawn Unsold
Lot 3777
Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, 70-71 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Vesta seated left, holding simpulum. RIC 37; C. 561. Sharp and nicely toned; lustrous. Very bold portrait. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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$138
Lot 3778
Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE Dupondius, Samosata, Commmagene, struck 74 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Caduceus with flanking cornucopiae. RIC 798a. Smoothing to fields, but pleasing orichalcum and red patina. Bold portrait. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
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$75
Lot 3779
Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 85 AD. Laureate head right, aegis at shoulder. Reverse: Domitian in military attire left, receiving supplication from kneeling German warrior. RIC 258; BMCRE 299. Dark brown patina. Fine reverse design. Fine to Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$299
Lot 3780
Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE Semis, Rome mint, 86 AD. Scarce. Bust of Minerva right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. Reverse: Owl standing frontal; S C on either side. RIC 308; C. 523; Sear II 2821 (this coin). Some occasional, barely noticeable smoothing to the fields. Nevertheless a superb, finely styled specimen with attractive dark green patina. Worthy of active bidding! Extremely Fine / Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$460
Lot 3781
Nerva, 96-98 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, struck 97 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Hands clasped, holding legionary eagle set on prow. RIC 27. Excellent strike on nearly round flan. Superb metal, with light toning. The reverse device most handsome. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$299
Lot 3782
Nerva, 96-98 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 97 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Aequitas left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 77. Good strike, with barely perceptible smoothing to areas of the fields. Dark green-black patina. Nerva's portrait simply outstanding. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Realized
$299






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