Auction 10  –  18 May 2015

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 Odessos, Moesia Inferior. Gordian III, 238-244. Hexas­sarion (Bronze, 35mm, 28.01g 7). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ Radiate, draped and cuirassed three-quarter bust of Gordian to left, holding globe in his left hand and raising his right hand in greeting. Rev. ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ On the left, Hygeia standing right, hold­ing phiale in her left hand from which she feeds snake held in her right; to right, Asklepios standing left, holding ser­pent-entwined staff in his right hand. AMNG 2315. Varbanov 4434. An impressive, very well struck and very well centered ‘medallic’ coin with a lovely, glossy dark green patina. Traces of very careful cleaning, otherwise , extremely fine. This coin is an unusually fine example of a special issue from Odessos (the importance of the issue is shown by the fact that obverse die was also used for comparable issues at Marcianopo­lis and Tomis). What is also worthy of note about this coin is that, unlike so many coins that have appeared over the past gen­eration from Bulgaria, the modern inhabitants have not used their cleaning ‘skills’ to improve it (as they have with so many others from that country).

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Price realized 3'800 CHF
Starting price 3'200 CHF
Estimate 4'000 CHF
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