Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 130Auction date: 26 July 2022
Lot number: 4373

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Syria, Coele-Syria, Damascus, Trebonianus Gallus, (A.D. 251-253). AE 25mm, (9.43 g), obv. laureate bust right of Trebonianus Gallus with slight drapery on left shoulder, IMP C VIB TREB GALLO AVG, REV. COL DAM-AS [METR], infant seated left on low stool, raising hands upward to stag above to right; [ram, head left, leaping right] in exergue. (S.4352, BMC 29; SNG Cop.-; Rosenberger 56). Good very fine, black patina with dusty beige and gray-green overtones, very light adjustment marks on reverse.

Ex Noble Numismatics, Sale 86, Lot 3384, previously Classical Numismatic Group, Auction Sale 72, June 14, 2006 (lot 1247) realised US$300, coming from the Garth R. Drewry Collection who acquired it from David Vagi at FUN Show, 9th January 2003.

While the reverse of this coin must allude to the myth of Telephus being suckled by a doe, the engraver has clearly depicted a stag. Perhaps the die-cutter had never seen a deer before?

Estimate: 270 AUD

Match 1:
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 131Auction date: 22 November 2022
Lot number: 1980

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Syria, Coele-Syria, Damascus, Trebonianus Gallus, (A.D. 251-253). AE 25mm, (9.43 g), obv. laureate bust right of Trebonianus Gallus with slight drapery on left shoulder, IMP C VIB TREB GALLO AVG, REV. COL DAM-AS [METR], infant seated left on low stool, raising hands upward to stag above to right; [ram, head left, leaping right] in exergue. (S.4352, BMC 29; SNG Cop.-; Rosenberger 56). Good very fine, black patina with dusty beige and gray-green overtones, very light adjustment marks on reverse.

Ex Noble Numismatics, Sale 86, Lot 3384, previously Classical Numismatic Group, Auction Sale 72, June 14, 2006 (lot 1247) realised US$300, coming from the Garth R. Drewry Collection who acquired it from David Vagi at FUN Show, 9th January 2003.

While the reverse of this coin must allude to the myth of Telephus being suckled by a doe, the engraver has clearly depicted a stag. Perhaps the die-cutter had never seen a deer before?

Estimate: 250 AUD

Match 2:
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 130Auction date: 26 July 2022
Lot number: 4358

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Cilicia, Aegeae, Hadrian, (A.D. 117-138), issued 117-118, silver tridrachm, (10.09 g), obv. laureate bust of Hadrian to right with slight drapery on left shoulder, dotted border, around AUTOKR KAIC TPAIANOC ADRIANO[C CEB] PP, rev. [AIGEAI]WN on right, upwards on left, ETOYS ZOP, Hygieia veieled and draped bust to right, phiale before towards which a snake slithers, below field a goat kneeling left, with head reverted, dotted border, (S.-, Lorber and Michaels "Quaderni Ticinesi, 2007" No.137 [obv.8, rev.19] p.224 [This Coin illustrated]; Prieur -, SNG Paris -, SNG Levante -, SNG von Aulock -). Nearly very fine, extremely rare.

Ex Freeman & Sear, at Chicago Coin Fair, 26 April 2009, with dealer and collector's ticket.

This coin from a hoard of 415 + catalogued by Catherine Lorber and David Michaels "The Silver Coinage of Aegeae in the Reign of Hadrian" published in Numismatica E Antichita Classiche, Volume XXXVI, (2007), Quaderni Ticinesi pages 205-230, plates I - XII. Others have appeared on the market since then making the total hoard over 500 pieces. Prior to the discovery of the hoard about 75 examples of this city have been published in private collections. Both authors record this type having a large thin flan.

Estimate: 540 AUD

Match 3:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 24Auction date: 3 December 2022
Lot number: 2798

Price realized: 100 CHF   (Approx. 106 USD / 101 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Hadrian, 117-138. As (Copper, 26 mm, 10.95 g, 7 h), Rome, 120-121. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S - C Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales in her right hand and long scepter in her left. BMC 1169. Cohen 1196 var. (bust type). RIC 442. Minor traces of corrosion and with light deposits, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 4:
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 130Auction date: 26 July 2022
Lot number: 4604

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Trebonianus Gallus, (A.D. 251-253), AE As, issued 251-2, Rome mint, (9.23 g), obv. laureate bust of Trebonianus Gallus to right, around most of legend IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, rev. Pietas standing to left, raising both hands, [PI]ETAS AVGG, around, S C across field, (S.9692, RIC 116c, C.87). Rough surface, otherwise very fine, rare.

Estimate: 90 AUD

Match 5:
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd > Auction 130Auction date: 26 July 2022
Lot number: 4349

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Troas, Alexandreia, Valerian, (A.D. 253-260), AE 19, (4.88 g), obv. Valerian bust to right, around IMP LIC VALERIAN, rev. spread eagle head to left, standing on bull's head, around COL AVG TRO, (cf.S.4555, Bellinger A440, BMC 163, SNG Cop. 195); Cilicia, Hierapolis- Kastabala, Macrinus (A.D. 217-218), AE 18, (8.11 g), obv. laureate head of Macrinus to right, around AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CEB, rev. Victory walking to left with wreath, around IEROP KAC TABALEW N, (S.-, SNG Levante 1593, Dupont-Sommer et Robert "La Deesse de Hierapolis Castabala [Cilicia], No.38 [p.76], Waddington 4332). Nearly very fine, rare. (2)

Ex Noble Numismatics, Sale 86, (lot 3368 part), and Dr. Ralph DeMarco NJ, with their ticket for the first coin, 6-11, 1968 (lot 2923.

Estimate: 130 AUD