CONTORNIATE, In the name of Divus Trajan.
|Sale: CNG 67, Lot: 1811. Estimate $400.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa late 4th century AD. Æ 37mm (19.83 gm). Laureate bust of Divus Trajan right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Scylla swimming left on waves, clutching man from bow of galley while two men stand behind, one brandishing shield and spear and the other waving hands to ward her off, and holding rudder; one figure behind Scylla dives into water; two figures struggle in waves. Alföldi, Kontorniat
, Tafel 146, 5 (same obverse). Fair, brown, and green patina, light porosity. ($400)From the Tony Hardy Collection.