Nomos
Nomos, Auction 10

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Mo, 18.05.2015, from 4:00 PM CEST
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ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS Caesarea, Cappadocia. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetras­sarion (Bronze, 35mm, 28.05g 12), year 5 = 222. ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙ / ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ / ΕΤ Ε Apollo seated left on pile of boulders, holding branch in his right hand and resting his left on a globe; to left and right, elab­orate ornamental column; above, Mt. Argaeus. Lindgren A1720A var. ( same reverse die but with a radiate bust of Elagabalus on the obverse ). SNG Hunterian 2268 var. ( same reverse die but with busts of Elagabalus and Seve­rus Alexander Caesar on the obverse ). Very rare; an intri­guing coin with an idealized portrait of Elagabalus and a golden brown patina with green highlights. Nearly ex­tremely fine. From a European collection. It has been suggested that this rare and heavy coin formed part of a celebratory issue (with Julia Maesa and Severus Alexander) struck in honor of Alexander’s appointment as Caesar.

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Price realized 5'500 CHF
Starting price 600 CHF
Estimate 750 CHF
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