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Hercules

(3 coins)
Q. Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.77g. 17mm. Military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa. Q METELL SCIPIO IMP. Laureate head of Africa to right wearing elephant headdress; plow below; corn in field to right. Rev. EPPIVS LEG F C. Hercules standing and facing resting arm on large club draped with lion's skin. CR 461/1. Sydenham 1051. Sear, Imperators 44. Attractive light toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Tkalec, Zurich, Auction, February 29, 2008, lot 244.

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about Extremely Fine $1,700.00
Dn. Domitius Calvinus, 39 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.44g. 19mm. Osca, Spain. OSCA. Head of Hercules to right. Rv. DOM COS ITER IMP. Simpulum, aspergillum, axe, and apex. CR 532/1. Syd. 1358. Lovely iridescent toning with underlying luster.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Auctiones, Basel, Auction: 10, June 12, 1979, lot 444.

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $2,500.00
Sicily, Anonymous, AE Struck Quadrans

AE Struck Quadrans, 11.87g. 27mm. Sicilian mint; c.214-212 B.C. Anonymous; Corn series. Head of Hercules to right wearing boar’s skin; three pellets behind. Rev. ROMA. Bull charging to right; snake below; three pellets and corn ear above. CR 42/2. Sydenham p. 10 note. RBW 140. Dark brown patina; some light cleaning. Some weaknesses, probably from an over-strike as is typical for this type, but unusually complete and good metal.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNA (Classical Numismatic Auctions), Pennsylvania, Auction VIII, September 27, 1989, lot 290, with original ticket

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Very Fine $800.00

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