Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Religious/Mythological Symbols

Cornucopiae

(11 coins)
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.

AV Aureus, 7.40g. 20mm. Rome, 148-149 A.D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII. Bare head of Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII. Aequitas standing to left holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 177a. BMC 646. Calico 1498. Hess-Leu, Lucerne, Auction 49, 1971, lot 370(dies). Elegant portrait struck in high relief; the reverse is also of fine style and in high relief; lovely surfaces with full luster.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Phoibos collection, Munich, c.1960-1980.

See more detailed image
Mint State $22,500.
Cyprus, Salamis, pedigree to 1978

AR 1/3 Stater, 3.27g. 14mm. Evagoras I , c.411-373 B.C. Herakles seated to right on a rock draped with lion's skin; he holds club and large conrnucopia; Cypriote inscription for "Evagoras" around.   Rev. Goat recumbant to right; Cypriot inscription, "King" and delta.  Demeester 147(this coin) BMC 57.  Attractive old collection toning and an impressive pedigree.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 54, October 26, 1978. lot 347.
Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction 13, November 17, 1983, lot 244.
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 82, May 20, 2015, lot 213.
This coin published: Anne Demeester, Les Animaux Et La Monnaie Grecque, 147 and enlargement plate 23.

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $5,000.
Phrygia, Laodikea ad Lycum. Philip II, 247-249
 AE 32.  17.73g.   Draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right.  Rev. Zeus of Laodikea with scepter and eagle facing Tyche with cornucopia and rudder.  SNG von Aulock 3865(dies)).   RPC on line 20767(this coin illustrated); a few light marks on cheek and edge.  Attractive tan patina and scarce.
 
Provenance/Pedigrees:
 Ex: Gorny and Mosch 215, Oct. 13, 2013, lot 338
Ex: Rauch, Auction 90, June 4, 2012, lot 744
 
See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,000.
Egypt, Ptolemy III, 246-222 B.C.

AE Drachm, 72.15g. 42.5mm. Alexandria mint. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right. Rev. Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt; cornucopia in field to left.  Svoronos 964.  SNG COP 171-2.  Reddish-brown patina with some areas of encrustation.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Freeman and Sear, Los Angeles, Mail Bid Sale 15, June 27, 2008, lot 224.

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $2,500.
Julius Caesar, d.44 B.C.

AR Denarius, 4.10g. 19mm.  Moneyer, L. Mussidius Longus, Rome, 42 B.C.   Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right.  Rev.  L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS.  Rudder, cornucopia,  caduceus, and apex around central globe.   CR 494/39a. Syd. 1096a.  Sear, Greek Imperators 116.  Spectacular portrait of Caesar and of superb quality.

The portrait of the now divine Julius Caesar on the obverse was a powerful propaganda image for the forces of Octavian and Antony who were pursuing his assassins.     The reverse type symbolizes Rome's control over the globe(land and sea) with cornucopia and rudder, Caesar's office as Pontifex Maximus with the apex, and the happiness of the Roman people with the caduceus.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Mark Salton (born Max Schlessinger)  collection, Frankfurt and NY, 1914-2005, with collector's old ticket and envelope. ( For bio see: https://www.coin.com/indexes/?find=2485)

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $22,500.
Octavian, 32-31 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.75g. 19mm.  Uncertain Italian mint, perhaps Rome. Diademed head of Pax to right; olive branch to right.  Rev. CAESAR DIVI F.  Octavian in military garb walking to right; he holds scepter and extends hand.  RIC 253. Sear, Imperators 253.  BMCRR Rome, 4329.   Elegant style head of Pax and an exceptionally well detailed figure of Octavian.  Lightly toned.  

The fine style of this issue foreshadows the Neo-Classical art style that the later Augustus would pursue.  

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Andrew McCabe collection with his ticket
Ex: Astarte, Lugano, Auction XXII, May 15, 2010, lot 164.

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $7,500.
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 22.18g. 31mm. Rome, 151/152 A.D. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. Laureate head of Pius to right. Rv. TR POT XV COS IIII ANNONA AVG S C. Annona seated to left holding corn ears in right hand over modius and cornucopia in left hand. RIC 891. Dark brown patina

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $800.
Geta, 209-211 A.D. ex: Hess-Leu and Ratto

AE Sestertius, 29.02g. 32mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II PP S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder on globe with right hand and cornucopia in left hand. BMC 427, 40. RIC 168a. Superb style portrait on a full heavy flan and attractive brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Erich von Schulthess-Rechberg (ESR) collection, Hess-Leu, Lucern, Auction 17, March 23, 1961, lot 273.
Ex: Ratto, Auction January 19, 1956, lot 218.

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $8,500.
Geta, 209-211 A.D.

AE As, 10.21g. 25mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIUS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder and globe with her right and and cornucopia in her left hand.; wheel beneath throne. RIC IV, 175b. BMC 276. Dark green patina

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: EJ Waddell, List 71, July 1997, lot 131.

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,500.
53313 New Add to Cart
Pupienus, 238 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 19.60g. 29mm. IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG. Larueate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGGG S C. Concordia seated to left holding patera and cornucopia. BMC 43. RIC 20.  Excelent portrait and lovely dark reddish-brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Künker, Auction 288, Osnabruck, March 13, 2017, lot 238

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $2,250.
Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 16.26g. 28mm. Struck in 246 A.D. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ANNONA AVG S C. Annona standing to left holding corn grains and cornucopia; moidus at her feet; hairline flan crack at 6:30 obv. RIC 168. Green patina with some light encrustation and virtually as struck

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: CNG, Auction 96, Lancaster, PA, May 14, 2014, lot 854

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/Very Fine $950.

Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Religious/Mythological Symbols

Terms of Sale and Privacy Policy

View Cart

Comments and questions to webmaster@coin.com
Copyright © 1995-2024 Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. All rights reserved.