nomos 20
Nomos 20
Lot 1
CELTIC BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, 10-40. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 5.22 g, 2 h), "Warrior Rex" type. COM•F within shallow incuse tablet across field. Rev. VIR REX Warrior, holding spear in his (or her?) upraised right hand, riding horse galloping to right; to left and below, lituus over crescent. ABC 1190. BMC 1146-58. Mack 121. Van Arsdell 500-1. A fine piece with attractive reddish toning. Somewhat lightly struck and with some die breaks on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 2
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. Circa 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 10 mm, 1.41 g, 9 h). Celticized male head to right; in field to right, uncertain ornaments. Rev. Pegasos flying to left. Castelin 436 (same dies). De la Tour -. D & T -. Extremely rare. Curious and intriguing! Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 3
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Seno-Carnutes. Late 3rd - early 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 2.05 g, 10 h), "au griffon ailé" type. Head of Apollo to right, of very good style but with his hair rendered as snake-like curls. Rev. Griffin galloping to right; below right, sun in rays (?). Cf. D & T 2515, but of much finer style than all other known examples – as such unpublished. Extremely rare. A coin of superb style for the type, very probably the prototype for the series. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 4
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Unelli - Normandy Group. Circa 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12.5 mm, 1.89 g, 9 h), "au glaive vertical" type. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with chubby features and a pearl necklace. Rev. Sword, downwards, with twisted hilt and decorated blade; to right, male figure dancing to left with a twisted cord above; to left, vine with twisted cord. Allen & Nash 191 same dies. D & T 2056. De la Tour 6943. Rare. With an intriguingly complicated reverse. Some scuffs on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 5
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Circa 75-50 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.34 g, 9 h), from the Savoy region. Celticized laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Horse rushing to left; above, stylized caduceus. Castelin 22-24. De la Tour 2895. Delestrée & Tache 3113. Depeyrot I, 77. Toned, clear and of intriguing style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 6
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Ambiani. Circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 16.5 mm, 6.18 g), issued during Caesar's Gallic Wars. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. Castelin 289-290. De la Tour 9713. D & T 239. Van Arsdell 52/4. Clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 7
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Remi. Lucotios, Circa 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 21.5 mm, 6.06 g, 9 h), "à l'oeil" type. LVCOTIOS Degenerated head of Apollo, in the form of an eye, to right; in field to right, three stars. Rev. LVCOTIOS Celticized horse galloping to left; below, pellet-in-annulet within pelleted circle. De la Tour 8821. D & T 592. Scheers pl. 8, 228. Scarcely encountered with both inscriptions on the flan. Flan breaks and lightly struck on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 8
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Treveri. Late 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 14 mm, 1.82 g), "au triskèle" type. Trefoil-shaped triskeles within a dotted circle. Rev. Celticized horse running to right; above, wolf with open jaws running to right; below horse, trefoil-shaped triskeles. De La Tour 8864 (the Eburones). Dembski 318. D & T 110 (Valley of the Rhine). Flesche 251-2. Scheers 22, pl 6, 148 (Treveri?). Very rare, (with only 11 examples known) and intriguing. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 9
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Treveri. Late 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 13 mm, 1.92 g, 12 h), "à la tête cornue" type. Highly celticized male head to right, with his hair rendered in the form of a ram's horn over his ear, and with a curved rope emerging from his mouth. Rev. Human-headed bull galloping to left; behind, "charioteer" leaning forwards to left; below, linear rectangle containing five pellets and bearing a wing on top. D & T 128 (same obverse die). Dembski 328 var (reverse symbol). Scheers 133. Very rare. Bold, attractive and toned. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 10
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Veliocassi. End of 2nd century - 50 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 6.43 g, 3 h), "à l'astre" series, probably struck during Caesar's Gallic Wars, c. 58-50 BC. Stylized and celticized male head to right. Rev. Celticized horse running to left; above and below, multi-rayed star. De la Tour 7234. D & T 265. Scheers, series 25, 159. Particularly sharp and appealing. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 11
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Circa 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Electrum, 15 mm, 1.87 g, 2 h). Celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to right. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to left; below, triskeles. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 15, 126 (same dies). Castelin -. De La Tour -. D & T 3072B (same dies). Sills 334. A very rare type, struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 12
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Scyphate stater (Electrum, 23 mm, 6.08 g, 9 h). Celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to left. Rev. Celticized charioteer driving biga to right; below, triskeles running clockwise. Cf. Allen, SNR 53, 62-63, Castelin 854-5, De la Tour 8897 and D & T 3073 (all with the triskeles anticlockwise). Extremely rare as a variety. Toned. Some flatness and minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 13
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 7.21 g, 3 h), "Regenbogenschüsselchen" type. Triskeles within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Pyramid of eight annulets: five, on the bottom, each enclosing a pellet, and three, forming the top two rows, each enclosing a smaller annulet; all within a wavy torc. Allen & Nash 160. Castelin 1097. De la Tour 9441. Dembski 467-9. Kellner type IX B. Well-centered, bold and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 14
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 7.41 g, 3 h), "Regenbogenschüsselchen" type. Head of an eagle to left with a pellet above and below the beak; the whole within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Six pellets within a solid torque with a pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. Castelin 1068-1070. De la Tour 9427. Dembski 446-8. Flesche 298-300. Kellner type IIC. Very rare. Nicely struck and centered. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 15
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 10 mm, 1.69 g). Eagle's (or Partridge's?) head to left, its beak between two pellets on the left. Rev. Three pellets within a torque with a pellet at each end. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 16
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 218/5-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.70 g, 10 h). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. Μ Α within two quarters of wheel with four spokes. Depeyrot, Marseille 18. An elegant, lustrous coin of good style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 17
ETRURIA. Populonia. 3rd century BC. Sembella or 1/4 obol (?) (Silver, 6 mm, 0.15 g). Head of young Herakles (Hercle) to left; around, border of pellets. Rev. Blank. Apparently hitherto unpublished and unknown, but cf. Vecchi EC I, p. 287, 126 (as or obol) for the general series. Of great rarity, at present unique. Clear and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 18
CAMPANIA. Suessa Aurunca. Circa 265-240 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.24 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his hair long and flowing down his neck; behind, spear head upwards. Rev. SVESANO Dioscouros, wearing pileus and holding a palm branch tied with a fillet, riding to left with a second horse beside him. De Luynes 204 = SNG Paris 1154 (same dies). HN III 447. SNG ANS -. A wonderful piece, of the very best Hellenistic style, undoubtedly the finest coin of Suessa Aurunca known. Beautifully toned and perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
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Lot 19
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 440 - 425 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.50 g, 4 h). TAPA-N-TINΩN Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding strigil in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin; below, crayfish swimming to left. Rev. TARANTI-N-OΣ (partially retrograde) Taras as Oikistes seated left, holding distaff and staff. Fischer-Bossert 204 (V101/R145). SNG Lloyd 134 (this obverse die). Vlasto 201 (this obverse die). Very rare. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 20
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.27 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a hippocamp. Rev. Herakles kneeling to right, fighting the Nemean lion. HN III 911. Vlasto 1303-05. A splendid example, toned, very well-centered and of the finest style. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 21
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Hemilitra (Gold, 8 mm, 0.65 g, 7 h), period of Alexander the Molossian, King of Epeiros, 350-330 BC. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΑΛ / ΕΞ Thunderbolt. De Luynes 1892 (same obverse die). Cf. Fischer-Bossert G3. Cf. HN III 906. Vlasto 1864–5. Vlasto, Alexander, Type 6A, pl.ix, 10. Rare. Some flatness on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 22
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.14 g, 4 h), period of Alexander the Molossian, King of Epeiros, 350-330 BC. Head of Helios facing, on radiate disc, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΠΤ[ΟΛΕΜΟΥ] Thunderbolt. De Luynes 1892 (same obverse die). Cf. Fischer-Bossert G3. Cf. HN III 906. Vlasto 1864–5. Vlasto, Alexander, Type 6A, pl.ix, 10. Rare. Bright and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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Lot 23
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.31 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet adorned with three rosettes. Rev. Herakles kneeling to right, holding club behind his back with his right hand and strangling the Nemean lion with his left. HN III 976. Vlasto 1372-1373. Nicely centered and attractive. Minor die faults on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 24
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.86 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrates Philiarchos, Sa... and Aga.... ΦIΛI-APXOΣ Youthful nude jockey on horse standing right, holding, with his right hand, a wreath to crown the horse's head and the reins with his left; above, ΣΑ. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ /AΓA Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding bunch of grapes in his right hand. HN III 960. SNG ANS 1052. Vlasto 673-5. Nicely toned and well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 25
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18.5 mm, 6.59 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates Aristokrates, Phi.. and Pi... APIΣTO/KPATHΣ Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; behind, Nike flying right to crown the jockey; below horse's head, ΦI. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident with his left; in field to left, ΠΙ; in field to right, bearded herm. HN III 1041. Vlasto 908-909. With a remarkably clear reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 26
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 6.48 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Olympis. OΛYMΠIΣ Cuirassed warrior, brandishing spear in his right hand and holding the reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; in field to left, wreath. Rev. Τ-ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding cornucopia with his left hand and kantharos in his right; in field to right, tripod. HN III 1055. Vlasto 942-3. Clear and bright. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 375 CHF
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Lot 27
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.08 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Olympis. Athena wearing Attic helmet with crest to right, her helmet decorated with a figure of Skylla to right, throwing a boulder with her right hand. Rev. ΟΛΥΜΠΙΣ Owl, with closed wings and with its head facing, standing to right on an olive branch; in field to right, wreath. HN Italy 1060. Vlasto 1103 (same dies). Clear, well-struck with fine details and attractive toning. Some minor marks and flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 28
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.64 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrate Aristippos. APICΤIΠΠ[OC] Ephebe, nude but for a wreath on his head, holding filleted palm frond in his right hand and reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; behind, monogram of AP. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, laureate and nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and resting his left on the back of the dolphin; to right, monogram of MY. HN III 1056. Vlasto 947-9. A lustrous and sharp example. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 29
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.51 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Kallikrates, Epik... and Ne.... Bare-headed, bearded and armored military leader riding horse galloping to right, his head and torso facing and his right arm stretched out to left, holding Nike crowning him to right; in field to left, monogram of ΕΠΙΚ; below horse, KAΛΛIKPA / THΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras astride dolphin to left, holding, in his right hand, Nike crowning him to right, and, in his left, an ornamental trident; to right, monogram of NE. HN III 1059. SNG ANS 1260. SNG Paris 2059. Vlasto 963. A lovely, well-struck, high relief and lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 30
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.97 g, 2 h), circa 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with Skylla hurling a stone to right; in field to right, [ΕΥ]. Rev. ⊢ΗΡΑ[ΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Herakles standing facing, his torso turned to right, grappling with the Nemean lion; between his legs, skyphos; to left, club and magistrate's name ΑΠΟΛ. HN III 1378. SNG ANS 66. Work 47. A bright, sharply struck and very attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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Lot 31
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.91 g, 7 h), signed by the engraver Atha.... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing a pendant earring, a simple necklace and a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right; behind Athena's neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his left arm, holding a bow and an arrow in his left hand and a club in his right; above club to left, one-handled jug; in field to left, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 74-6. SNG Ashmolean 625 (this obverse die). Van Keuren 85. Work 86. A lovely, very well-struck coin in unusually fine condition, with wonderful detail and lustrous surfaces. On the obverse, minor flan faults and die break on Athena's helmet, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 32
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.36 g, 6 h). ΜΕΤ Ear of barley. Rev. Bull’s head incuse. HN III 1487. Noe 279. Toned and neatly struck. Dusty surfaces as found, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 33
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.92 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Atha.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, pair of tongs above AΘA. BMC 107 (same obverse die). HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.27 (same dies). A well-struck, lightly toned example of excellent style and good silver. Some horn silver on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Da.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, rake with a long handle and curved tines; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.6 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 391 (same dies). Sharply struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 35
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.45 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn around his ear. Rev. [ΜΕ] Ear of barley with six grains and leaf to right: to right, on leaf, tripod. HN III 1603. Johnston F6. SNG ANS 520. SNG Lloyd 397. Of excellent style. Struck on a tight flan with some marks and uncleaned deposits. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 36
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Time of Kleonymos, circa 302 BC. Third stater (Gold, 13.5 mm, 2.57 g, 5 h), Achaian standard. NIKA Head of Nike facing, turned slightly to the right, with her hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. METAΠON Barley ear with six grains and leaf to right. Gulbenkian 71 (same die). HN III 1629. Johnston G3 (same dies as the plate coin). Kraay & Hirmer 245 (same obverse die). Very rare. Clearly struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Lot 37
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.59 g, 11 h). Facing bust of Athena, wearing wreathed triple-crested helmet, pearl necklace and cloak. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to right, cross-torch. HN III 1682. Johnson 46. SNG Copenhagen 1251. Well-struck and sharp, with a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 38
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.62 g, 11 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with wolf (?) running right on the bowl. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Demeter, draped, standing facing, holding long cross-torch with her right hand and resting her left on her hip. HN III 1702. Johnson 66. SNG ANS 561. SNG Copenhagen 1249. A particularly attractive example with a fine, light-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 39
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.18 g, 7 h). Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, brandishing spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Owl standing right, head facing; to right, barley ear. HN III 1704. Johnston 68a. SNG ANS 562-4. SNG Lloyd 412. Very sharp and attractive, with a brown patina. Both sides struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 40
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.49 g, 10 h). Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Owl standing left, head facing; to left, barley ear. HN III 1704. Johnston 68c. SNG ANS 565-6. Attractive, sharp and with a brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 41
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Punic occupation, circa 215-207 BC. Half Shekel (Silver, 18 mm, 4.08 g, 10 h), Punic standard. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Grain ear with leaf to right. HN Italy 1632. Robinson NC 1964, The Coinages of the Second Punic War, p. 50, 1 and pl. VI, 4. SNG ANS 549. SNG Lockett 437. Well-struck, clear, attractively toned, and rare without the owl on the reverse. Some die marks and with a flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 42
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 465-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h). Head of a nymph to right, her hair turned up and bound with a taenia. Rev. ΥΕΛΗ Owl standing right on olive twig. HN III 1265. SNG Ashmolean 1104 (= Williams 110c). Williams 110 (O.75/R.83). Beautifully toned and particularly attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 43
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.65 g, 6 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, Φ; below, Θ. HN III 1287. SNG Copenhagen 1549. Williams 270 (O155/R211). Very attractive, clear, toned and with a noble head of Athena. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 44
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.58 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin; behind head to left, Α; in lower field to right, Φ. Rev. Υ]ΕΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking right; above, dolphin swimming to right between Ι - Φ. HN III 1307. Williams 442b (O220/R311, this coin). Beautifully toned, very well-struck in high relief and extremely attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5250 CHF
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Lot 45
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 8.00 g, 4 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. Toned and of fine style. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 46
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 8.61 g, 1 h), signed by M.... ΛO Pegasus with straight wings flying to left. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; on neck guard, M; behind helmet bowl, tiny hippocamp swimming to right. Calciati 8. HN III 2338. SNG ANS 505 (same dies, but hippocamp not noticed). Nicely centered and attractively toned. Flan faults from overstriking on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 550 CHF
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Lot 47
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 356-351 BC. Litra (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.68 g, 2 h). Diademed head of Apollo (or Iokastos) to right. Rev. Lion's mask facing within an incuse square. Herzfelder pl. XII, L. HN III 2504. Very probably one of the finest known examples of this very scarce, even rare, series. With a lovely, sharp reverse depiction. Very fine / extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 48
SICILY. Akragas. 488/485-480/478 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 8.67 g, 6 h). ΑΚRΑ Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a circular incuse. Westermark 218 (dies O76/R142). Lightly toned and clear. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 49
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 410-406 BC. Litra (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.75 g, 3 h). ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙΝΟΝ Two eagles standing right on dead hare, the nearer with closed wings and its head thrown back screaming in triumph, the further with wings open and head turned down, tearing at its prey with its beak. Rev. AKPAΓANTIИOΣ Crab with Α between its claws; below, grouper (polyprium cerium), with open jaws, swimming to right. Basel 263 = SNG Lockett 519 (same dies). Rizzo pl. 3,6 (same dies). SNG Lockett 519 (same dies). Westermark, Akragas, 605 (O1/R1). Extremely rare. Very well-struck, clear and attractive. Extremely fine.
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Lot 50
SICILY. Akragas. 406 BC. Dilitron (Gold, 11 mm, 1.33 g, 10 h). ΑΚRΑ Eagle with closed wings perching on rock to left, tearing at serpent; on rock, two pellets. Rev. ΣΙΛΑ -ΝΟΣ (partially retrograde) Crab. Dewing 569-571. Gulbenkian 171. SNG ANS 998-999. SNG Copenhagen 52. Westermark 1011 (O1/R3). A rare, piece, struck just prior to the Carthaginian sack of the city. Minor die faults, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 51
SICILY. Entella, serving as a Punic mint. Punic issues, circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.98 g, 3 h). Head of Herakles-Melqart to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. mhmhnt Horse’s head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins 285 (O91/R234). SNG Lockett 1055 (this obverse die). Sharp, lustrous and very attractive. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 52
SICILY. Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 5.60 g). Rooster walking to right. Rev. Incuse square with a mill sail pattern of raised and sunken triangles. Kraal, Himera Group II. NAC 59, 2011, 517 (same obverse die). Attractive, bold, lightly toned and very well-struck. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 53
SICILY. Himera. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h). Bearded male head to left, wearing crested helmet with raised ear guard. Rev. Ι-ΜΕR-ΑΙΟΝ Pair of greaves. Rizzo pl. XXI, 14. SNG Ashmolean 1769. SNG Lloyd 1030. Very rare. With an impressive archaic warrior head and an attractive grey tone. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 54
SICILY. Himera (as Thermai Himerensis). 4th century BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.57 g, 9 h). ΘEPMITA-N Head of Hera to right, wearing stephane decorated with three palmettes. Rev. Herakles, seated left on a rock draped with a lion's skin, with a club in his right hand and his left resting on the rock; behind to right, bow. Campana 2A. Jenkins, Punic pl. 22, 7 var (denomination). SNG ANS 1341. Weber 1365. Rare. Of very good late Classical style. Areas of corrosion and struck on an uneven flan, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 55
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.97 g, 4 h). Man-headed bull, the river god Amenanos, walking to right; above, along the bull's back, satyr running to right, his arms outstretched to grasp one of the bull's horns and the bull's mane; in the exergue, ketos swimming to right. Rev. KATANAION Nike, with open wings, walking to left, holding an open taenia in each hand. BMC 4. Mirone 18. Pozzi 406 (same dies). Rizzo pl. IX, 14. A clear, lightly toned and attractive example, well-struck and with a minimum of the usual faults. Die flaw on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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Lot 56
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 466-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.14 g, 7 h), with dies by the Demareteion Master. Quadriga, driven by a male charioteer wearing a long chiton, moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer; in exergue, lion running to right. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, his long hair braided and tied up at the back of his head; to left, right, and above Apollo's head, laurel leaf; below neck, lion running to right. Basel 348 (same dies). Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 28. Gulbenkian 211 (same dies). Kraay & Hirmer 19 (same dies). Rizzo pl. XXII, 14 (same dies). SNG ANS 217 (same dies). Very rare. Sharp, well-struck and attractively toned – a most pleasing coin. Traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 28500 CHF
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Lot 57
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.28 g, 6 h), by the “Maestro della foglia”. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝ-ΤΙ-ΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. A very attractive example, splendidly toned and beautifully struck on a broad flan. Minor scratch on the obverse, and some die wear in the hair, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 58
SICILY. Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.13 g, 1 h). Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving galloping quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer. Rev. RŠMLQRT in Punic. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins. Jenkins, Punic 55 (O19/R42). A superb example, beautifully toned and struck. Struck on a very tight flan. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 59
SICILY. Messana. Circa 412-408 BC. Litra (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.65 g, 11 h). Hare springing to right; below, Λ and scallop shell. Rev. MEΣ (retrograde!) within olive wreath with ties to right. Caltabiano 637 (D4/R4, these dies, but the retrograde legend is unnoted). Cf. SNG ANS 349 and SNG Copenhagen 413. A very rare variant, the only other known example in Paris. Very sharply struck and with a beautiful, dark gray patina as found. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 60
SICILY. Motya. Circa 405-397 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.05 g, 6 h). Head of Arethusa to left, wearing ampyx and sphendone, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming in different directions. Rev. Crab within shallow circular incuse, seen from above. Campana 2. Jameson 667 (same dies). Jenkins, Punic 47 (O6/R9). HGC 2, 923. SNG ANS 501 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 481 (same obverse die). Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 61
SICILY. Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 400-380 BC. Litra (Silver, 13 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet, with crest, a laurel wreath on the bowl and palmettes on the visor, and a necklace of pearls. Rev. ṢYṢ (in Punic). Swan swimming to right; below, waves. HGC 2, 1045. Jenkins, Punic, pl. 24, 11 var (swan to left). SNG ANS 547 var (swan to left). Of great rarity; almost certainly the finest example known. Sharp and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3250 CHF
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Lot 62
SICILY. Piakos. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetras or Trionkion (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.02 g, 9 h). Π Ι Α Κ Head of a youthful river god to left, wearing a wreath of reeds and with a horn above his forehead; to left, three pellets; to right, leaf. Rev. Dog springing right on the back of a doe collapsing to right; to right, and left, wheat grain. AMB 397. CNS 2. HGC 1101. Rizzo pl. LX, 14. Rare. With a smooth, dark brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 63
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.78 g, 4 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟΣ (retrograde) Apollo and Artemis standing left in a quadriga moving slowly to left; Artemis holding the reins and Apollo drawing his bow. Rev. ΣΕΛΙΝΟΣ (the Ν retrograde) The river-god Selinos, horned and nude, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right, from which he pours a libation over a garlanded altar to left; to left, before the altar, rooster standing left; to right, selinon leaf over a bull standing left on a base. Schwabacher 4. Cf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 14. Rare. Toned, very attractive and of excellent early Classical style. Obverse slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Lot 64
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 417/413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.54 g, 6 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟN Nike standing right, driving a fast quadriga galloping to the right; above, olive wreath tied above; below, in exergue, wheat ear. Rev. The river-god Selinos, horned and nude, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right; to left, rooster standing left before a burning altar; to right, selinon leaf over bull standing left on a base. Cf. Kraay & Hirmer 191 (same obverse die). Schwabacher 45. Very rare. Of particularly elegant full Classical style, with a lively and exciting obverse. Traces of corrosion and die rust on the reverse, skillfully cleaned, otherwise, extremely fine / very fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 65
SICILY. Syracuse. Gelon I, Circa 485-478 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 4.22 g, 3 h), circa 485-480. Nude horseman riding to right. Rev. ΣV -RAKOΣION (first three letters retrograde) Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over the diadem. Boehringer 54 (V29/R37). Nanteuil 329 (same dies). SNG ANS 12 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 616 (same dies). Rare. The head of Arethusa is particularly appealing: her archaic smile makes her appear remarkably friendly and kind. With a few light scratches, the usual reverse die break, and very lightly grainy surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 66
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.21 g, 10 h), c. 480-475. Bearded male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ (the R is upside down) Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 199.2 (this coin). Du Chastel 56. Nanteuil 324 (this coin). Rare. Very attractively toned, a splendid piece of fine late Archaic style. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Lot 67
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.71 g, 11 h). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing a double spiral earring, a simple necklace, and with her hair bound in a sakkos ornamented with a maeander-patterned band over her forehead; before Arethusa’s head, two dolphins swimming upwards and one swimming downwards; behind her neck, dolphin swimming upwards. Boehringer 642 (V326/R442). SNG ANS 207 (same dies). With a serenely elegant and sharply struck head of Arethusa of splendid Classical style. Struck on the usual tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 68
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Hemistater or Dekadrachm (Gold, 15 mm, 4.34 g, 12 h), circa 317-310. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, driving biga galloping to right; below, triskeles running to left. BMC 338. Dewing 935. HGC 2, 1276. SNG ANS 549 (same obverse die). SNG Munich 1189. A rare variant, with a fine head of Apollo. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 69
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 27 mm, 14.05 g, 10 h), circa 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, Tyche standing to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga moving slowly to right; in field to right, A. CCO 197 (same obverse die). SNG ANS -. Extremely rare with Tyche as a symbol on the obverse. Very attractively toned. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 70
SICILY. Syracuse. Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. 12 Litrai (Silver, 24 mm, 10.16 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Artemis, wearing hunting dress, standing left, drawing her bow; at her feet, hunting dog leaping to left; in field to left, ΜΙ. Burnett, Enna, D11; SNG Copenhagen 877. Lightly toned, sharply struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2800 CHF
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Lot 71
SICILY. Syracuse. Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. 6 Litrai (Silver, 20 mm, 5.13 g, 11 h). Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ / ΜΙ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and the reins in her left, driving biga galloping to right. Burnett, Enna 40 (same dies). Rare. Very attractively toned and well-struck, a particularly fine example of this series. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 72
SICILY. Unlocated Punic Mint, Lilybaion or Entella. 320/315-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.18 g, 10 h). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around her head, four dolphins. Rev. 𐤏𐤌𐤌𐤇𐤍𐤕 'MMHNT = People of the Camp. Horse's head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins, Punic 144 (O46/R130). SNG Ashmolean 2158 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1630 (same obverse die). Attractively toned and nicely struck. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 73
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.49 g, 3 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple-pendant earring, necklace tied at the back and hung with eight pendants and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right with three pellets arranged as an inverted triangle just above the ground line; in the exergue, garbled inscription. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa (unrecorded dies = eight pendants on the obverse and the garbled "inscription", the obverse close to IIIb, 15, the reverse close to IIIa, 4 and 10). A very rare early issue, of excellent style and nicely toned. Some minor bangs and flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2800 CHF
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Plate coin in HGC! Extremely rare
Lot 74
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Circa 480/78-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.78 g, 10 h). AΠO-Λ[ΛΩN] Upright anchor; in field to left, crayfish swimming upwards to right. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. HGC 1320 (this coin). SNGBM -. SNG Bulgaria, Ruse 105 var. (arrangement of legend). Tkalec October 1994, 53 (same dies). Topalov 2007, 37. Extremely rare. Attractively toned and with a dramatic gorgoneion. Struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, about extremely fine/extremely fine.
Current Bid: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 75
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 461/0-459/8 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.33 g, 3 h). Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos with a beaded border and a button top, his hair wound around his head in a plait. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing to right; to right, amphora. May, Ainos 31. Rare. With a calm and serene head of Hermes of fine early Classical style; both sides with types in high relief, nicely toned, and struck in very good silver. Very minor striking crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 24000 CHF
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Lot 76
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 374/3-372/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.71 g, 12 h). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat standing to right; below right, wreath; all within shallow incuse square. May, Ainos 407 (A247/P288). With a fine and serene head of Hermes. Toned. Reverse edge struck slightly flat, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Lot 77
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.40 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr moving to right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. HGC 6, 331. SNG Copenhagen 1008-1009. Very well-centered and well-struck. Of unusually fine archaic style. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 78
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 411-404 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.48 g, 9 h). Bald and bearded head of a satyr to right. Rev. ΘΑΣI Two dolphins, one above the other, swimming left and right; all within shallow incuse. HGC 340. Le Rider, Thasiennes 12. SNG Copenhagen 1033. A lovely coin of fine style. Lightly toned and centered. Reverse very slightly double-struck and with tiny scratch, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 79
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.29 g, 12 h), Abydos, 299/8-297/6. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of lion to left above Μ; below throne, head of griffin to left. Price L20. Thompson 68. A nice clear coin. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 80
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.08 g, 1 h), in the types of Alexander III, Kolophon, circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, forepart of a lion to left above crescent with points to left; below throne, pentagram. Thompson 123. Price L23. Boldly struck with a powerful head of Herakles. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 81
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.83 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Byzantion, c. 220/200. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left monogram of ΑΝΤ, on throne BY. Müller -. Seyrig -. Nicely toned, lustrous, and well-struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1200 CHF
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Lot 82
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.31 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI Eupator, Kallatis, c. 88-86 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield; below, trident; below Athena's right arm, HP monogram; on throne, KAΛ. SNG Copenhagen 1089. Callatay D6/R4. Müller 266. A wonderful stater, extremely sharp and with the original mint luster. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 83
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 12 mm, 1.09 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; above and to right, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 59ff (as Aigai). SNG Copenhagen 31. A wonderful, nicely toned, well-struck, clear and very attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 84
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 485-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 9.58 g). Goat kneeling to right, his head turned back to left; above, dotted rosette. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 150. Gulbenkian 390. HPM pl. III, 17. Kraay & Hirmer 380. Lorber, Goats, issue 4. Of vigorous archaic style. A spectacularly fine, toned example, beautifully struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 14000 CHF
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Lot 85
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Siris. Circa 500-490 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 12 mm, 0.97 g). Nude satyr seated right with his knees up before him; to left and right, pellet. Rev. Diagonally divided incuse square. SNG ANS 971-973. Svoronos pl. VIII, 13-17. A lovely miniature coin: very attractive, very well-struck, sharp and bright. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 86
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Uncertain. Mid - later 5th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.03 g, 10 h). Scorpion, shown vertically. Rev. Dolphin swimming right, within a lozenge-shaped incuse square. Rosen 400, SNG Copenhagen 377 and SNG von Aulock 6664 (all as Asia Minor uncertain) and Tzamalis 6 (uncertain Northern Greece). Attractive, lightly toned and struck from very skillfully engraved dies. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 87
MACEDON. “Aigai”. Circa 485-470 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.25 g). Head of a goat to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. AMNG p. 138, 24, Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques, p. 110, 180, and SNG Oxford 2232 (all obols), and CNG 138, 26 April 2006, lot 44 (termed a tetartemorion). Rare and interesting, with an attractive goat's head. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 88
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 480-470 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.30 g). Forepart of a lioness to left, her head twisted and seen from above, as if gnawing on her prey; above, rosette. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 14 var (no rosette). BMC -. SNG ANS -. Rare. An unusually attractive, toned and well-struck piece. Lightly grainy surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 89
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 478-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.22 g), c. 470. Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised; above, to the left of the bull's horn, Θ; below bull, plinth of pellets between plain lines; in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 55 (same reverse die). SNG ANS 10. Tselekas, 150 (same reverse die). Lightly toned, attractive and well-struck on a particularly broad flan. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 90
MACEDON. Amphipolis. 365/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23x18 mm, 14.44 g, 4 h). Laureate head of Apollo, three-quarter facing to right, with light drapery at neck; in field to right, lioness moving to left. Rev. ΑΜΦ-IΠΟ-ΛΙΤ-ΕΩΝ Raised square frame surrounding a race torch with flames burning to left; all within a shallow incuse square. Dewing 1009 (= Lorber 15c), Du Chastel 192 (= Lorber 15a), Lorber Group F, 15 (O9 / R12). All struck from the same dies. Very rare and with a superb head of Apollo of great power and delicacy. Very attractively toned. Struck on an oblong flan and with the usual minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 175000 CHF
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Lot 91
MACEDON. Argilos. Circa 495-478/7 BC. Hekte or Sixth Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 2.12 g). Forepart of Pegasos to right, with curved wings and reins around his neck; above, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 8-9. HGC 3.1, 477. Liampi 65 (O5/R54). Traité I 1818. Well-centered; toned and clear. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 92
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Olynthos. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.08 g, 6 h), Am..., 412-410. Laureate head of Apollo to left, some strands of hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ/ΚΙΔ/ΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; in tiny letters, on left and right uprights, Α - Μ. BMFA 577 (same dies). Robinson & Clement 16 (A14/P15). Toned and with an elegant head of Apollo. Some porosity, minor scrapes, scuffs and edge bangs, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 93
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.96 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard crawling to left, seen from above; below goose, A. Rev. Incuse square. SNG ANS 285-6. Nicely toned and well-centered on a broad flan, an elegant composition. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 94
MACEDON. Dikaia. Circa 450-425/0 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.29 g, 1 h). Head of a nymph to left, her hair in waves around her head and a bun at the back. Rev. Δ-Ι/Κ/Α-Ι/Α Head of a bull to right; all within an incuse square. BMFA 803. Schönert-Geiss 33, 12 (same dies). SNG Berry 492. Traité II, 4, 1437 and pl. CCCXL 2 (Berlin) and 3 (London). Very rare. A coin of particularly elegant, serene Classical style. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 95
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 16.18 g, 4 h), c. 430-423. Dionysos, bearded and wearing a decorated himation, holding kantharos in his right hand and letting his left dangle, reclining left on the back of a donkey walking to right; in the exergue, grain of barley. Rev. MEN-ΔA-I-ON around a linear square containing a disc bearing a sixteen-rayed star and with a grape cluster flanked by leaves in each of the four corners; all within shallow incuse square. Noe, Mende 87 (same dies). Gulbenkian 414 (same dies). Kunstfreund, 140 (same dies). A rare, nicely toned and elegant coin. Surface slightly crystallized, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 96
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.94 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 423. Traite II, 1, 1742. A superb piece, beautifully toned and with fine surfaces. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 97
MACEDON. Olynthos. Circa 500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.06 g, 9 h). Bearded charioteer, holding whip in his upraised right hand and the reins in his left, driving quadriga walking to right; above horses, large pellet; between the horses's tails and their hind legs, tiny Χ. Rev. Eagle flying to left within a shallow incuse square surrounded by a thick, rough square concentric border; all within a large shallow incuse square. Cahn, Olynthus, Type B, 12 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1377 (same dies). Extremely rare. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 98
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.17 g, 5 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ Tripod, with three circular handles adorned with fillets; above, laurel branch; in field to right, bow. Bellinger 8 (citing BMC 4, SNG ANS 650 and SNG Copenhagen 293). Rare. An attractive, nicely struck and clear example. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 99
MACEDON. Skione. Circa 480-450 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.34 g). Head of youthful Protesilaos to right. Rev. Galley "Eye"; all within incuse square. HGC 3.1, 677. SNG ANS 710. Well-centered and clear, with a dark patina and earthen highlights as found. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 175 CHF
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