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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

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Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lykos

AE 15, 4.55g. magistrate: Zeuxis Philalethes.  c.15 B.C. Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus behind.   Rev. Serpent staff of Asklepios.    RPC 1, 2895. SNG von Aulock 3837; small scrape in hair.   Dark brown patina.

The magistrate Zeuxis Philalethes is most likely the physician who founded a school of medicine at the temple of Men Karou outside of Laodikeia as mentioned by his contemporary Strabo(Geog.12,88, 50.)  During Starbo's lifetime, there were two directors of the medical school, Zeuxis and Alexander Philalethes.  The reverse type with the serpent staff of Asklepios further supports the association.  (See: Ramsay, Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia,  p. 52.)

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 276, April 19,2021, lot 388.

 

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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D. ex: Niggeler collection,

AR Cistophorus, 11.87g. 30mm.  Ephesus, c.25-20 B.C. IMP CAESAR.  Bare head of Augustus to right.  Rev. AVGVSTVS.  Two deer standing in front of an altar decorated with garlands, wreaths, and festoons.   RPC 2215. Banti/Simonetti 331(this coin). Sutherland 371a and plate IX(this coin).   Some double striking and possible evidence of over-striking.  Fine style and toned.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: H. Otto collection, Hess, Lucrne, Auction 207, 1931, lot 919.
Ex: Niggeler Collection, Bank Leu and Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction part 2, October 21-22, 1966, lot 1026 (for bio see: https://www.coin.com/indexes/?find=2672
Ex: Auctiones, Basel, Auction 7, 1977, lot 657.

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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.87g. 19mm.  Spanish mint, c.19-18 B.C.   Head of Augustus to right wearing an oak wreath.   Rev.  CAESAR AVGVSTVS S P Q R.  Shield inscribed CL V flanked by laurel branches; small die break on shield.  RIC 36a. BMC 354.  BN 1335.  Vogel collection, Hess, Lucerne, Auction 194, 1929, lot 676(same dies).  Magnificent portrait in high relief and with wonderful multi-hued cabinet toning. 

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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D. ex: MM, 1977

AR Denarius, 3.82g. 19mm. Uncertain Eastern mint, c.17 B.C. CAESAR. Bare-head of Augustus to right surrounded by an oak wreath. Rev. AVGVST. Candelabrum ornamented with rams ' heads and crescent; patera and bucrania within wreath. RIC 540. BMC 684. The portrait is struck in very high relief and with unusually good centering; attractive light toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 53, November 29, 1977, lot 253.

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Extremely Fine $12,500.
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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.81g. 18.5mm.  Uncertain Spanish mint, c.17-16 B.C.  Bare head of Augustus to right.  Rev. AVGVSTVS.  Capricorn to right holding globe and rudder.  RIC 126. BMC 346. Magnificent portrait of fine style in high relief and with a wonderfully detailed reverse; attractive light toning. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 21, May 17, 2001, lot 356
Ex: Alba Longa collection, Aureo and Calico, Barcelona, Auction 339, November 14, 2019, lot 1164.

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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.77g. 20mm. Lugdunum, 15 B.C. DIVI F AVGVSTVS. Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. IMP X in exergue. Bull butting to right. RIC 167a. BMC 451. Giard 19. graffiti in field to left on rev. Fine style and excellent strike in high relief; old collection toning.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Dr. Walter Stoecklin collection, Amriswil, Switzerland, pre 1975, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 14, 2017, lot 318.

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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

Lead tessera, 7.33g. 29mm. Rome, c.27-17 B.C.   Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus in front.  Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS.  Wreath and two laurel branches.  Gobl, Antike Numismatik, 1978, #119 and plate 9(this piece).   Dark patina and of exceptional quality and size for lead tessera of this period.  The reverse is copied from sestertii associated with the moneyers of the period.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Oertel collection, Cahn, Frankfurt, Auction March 17. 1913, lot 1006.
Ex: Mabbot collection, Hans Schulman, NY, Auction Oct. 27, 1969, lot 4789.

 

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