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Lot 76
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.51 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a full beard and long hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΑΙ-ΝΙ Boar standing right. De Luynes 836 var. SNG Copenhagen 3 var. Rare. Nicely toned and of very attractive style. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.


From a German collection, formed in the 1990s.

This head of Zeus is remarkably similar to that of Dionysos on a drachm of Naxos dated to c. 460 (i.e., Cahn 55). The litrai of Abakainon were traditionally dated to c. 450-400, but have been relatively recently down-dated to c. 420-400; this coin throws that dating into question. However, a remote site like Abakainon may have used a particularly old-fashioned style for its coins.

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Closing Date & Time: 20 Nov 2016 15:38:00 CEST
Current Date & Time: 29 Mar 2017 15:16:38 CEST
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 900 CHF by planetetour (Bids: 14)

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Lot 76
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.51 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a full beard and long hair boun ...

Lot 77
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.48 g 12). Head of nymph facing slightly to left. Rev. ABA Sow and piglet sta ...

Lot 78
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 788 CHF
SICILY, Aitna. Circa 460 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.72 g 3). Nike, her head lowered, advancing right, holding a lowered kerykeion in her right ...