nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Parisii. Circa 100-57 BC. Stater (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.36 g, 1 h), branch mint "B", class I. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and an X on his cheek (joue tatouée). Rev. Stylized horse to left with a fan-like checkerboard design above and a rosette below. CdB classe I, 3 (same dies). De la Tour - (cf. 7790). Delestrée & Tache I, 41. Sills 497 (same obverse die). Very rare. With a bold and stylistically impressive head of Apollo on the obverse and lively horse on the reverse. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 32500 CHF
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Lot 2
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Uncertain tribe, perhaps the Suessiones or the Ambiani. Circa 60-30/25 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12.5 mm, 1.40 g, 6 h), "au petit serpent cornu et à la croisette" type. Celticized head to right, with a laurel wreath and, below right, a wing-like element. Rev. Horse galloping to right; above, crescent and horned serpent looking back to left (a carnyx?); to right, various ornaments; below, cross. Delestrée & Tache 329. Scheers group 26a, 182 (ascribed to the Suessiones). This type, with a cross symbol on the reverse rather than an "anchor", is very uncommon, if not rare. Very well and sharply struck, with a particularly attractive reverse. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1440 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
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Lot 3
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Mediomatrici. Late second century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 1.95 g, 5 h), "au Pégase" type, from the Rhine valley. Beardless male head to right. Rev. Pegasus flying to right; behind and below, triangular group of three pellets; below foreleg, star of six pellets; in exergue, pseudo-legend of pellets. Allen 209-222. Castelin 491-496. Delestrée & Tache 108. Depeyrot VII, 111. Flesche 253. Sheers, series 23, 149-150. Well-struck, well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 4
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Remi. Late 2nd to mid 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 5.99 g, 12 h), 'à l'oeil' type. Celticized male head to right; in field to right, star-like ornament. Rev. "Quadriga" with a horse galloping to left; to left and below, disc within a circle of pearls; above to right, stylized charioteer. De la Tour 8799. Delestrée & Tache 173. Scheers pl. 8, 222. Clear and lightly toned. Struck on a very tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Extremely rare "Kaballos" stater of the Carnutes
Lot 5
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 22 mm, 7.08 g, 12 h). Celticized head of Apollo to right, with particularly curly hair and two feather-like locks at the back of his neck, wearing a torc, an "earring" of three pellets and with a beaded truncation. Rev. [KAB]AΛΛOS: CON[TIIΘIL] Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in his right, driving biga to right; below, lyre. De la Tour 5957 = Delestrée & Tache 2536. Delestrée & Tache S 2536a. An extremely rare and important type; clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Electrum "Kaballos" stater of Carnutes
Lot 6
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Electrum, 20.5 mm, 6.36 g, 1 h). Celticized head of Apollo to right, with particularly curly hair and two feather-like locks at the back of his neck, wearing a torc, an "earring" of three pellets and a beaded truncation. Rev. KABAΛΛOS: CONTIIΘIL Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in his right, driving biga to right; below, lyre. De la Tour - (cf. 5957 = Delestrée & Tache 2536, but in gold or electrum). Delestrée & Tache S 2536b. Rare. With a particularly bold and well-struck obverse, nicely toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center but with a very clear legend, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 7
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. First half of the 1st century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 1.80 g, 5 h). Celticized head of Apollo to left, with a laurel wreath and curious tendrils. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in his right, driving horse to left; below, three pellets. De la Tour 6060 = Delestrée & Tache 2546 (same dies). Very rare, all of the known examples of this type are struck from the same pair of dies. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 8
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Senones. Circa 100-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 7.06 g), Gallo-Belgic Bullet Type. Cross with trifurcated ends at the center of a plain globule with a prominent rim. Rev. TAI at the side of a plain convex surface. De la Tour -. Delestrée & Tache 2540. RIG IV, 190. Ziegaus -. Extremely rare with the inscription on the reverse. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 9
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe, circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 11 mm, 1.84 g, 12 h), imitating the staters of Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. Horse galloping to right, charioteer holding reins. Delestrée & Tache 2015. Or Gaulois, pl. III, 13-15. Scheers pl.vii, 26. Rare. Reverse slightly off-center and with a minor nick on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 10
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Arverni. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 7.40 g, 1 h), "à la lyre" type. Laureate male head to left. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving horse to right; below, lyre. Castelin 458 (same dies). De la Tour 5281 var (horse to left). Delestrée & Tache 3374-3376. With a striking, well-centered, portrait-like male head. Struck on a somewhat tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 11
CELTIC, Central Europe - Switzerland. Helvetii. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Scyphate stater (Electrum, 24 mm, 7.12 g, 12 h), "à la croisette" type. Celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to right. Rev. Celticized charioteer driving biga to left; below, cross; in the field to left, crescent to left. Allen, SNR 57 (this obverse die). Castelin 849 = Delestrée & Tache 3083 (same dies). De la Tour -. HMZ 1.7. A very rare variety. Toned and clear. Usual striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Rare variety from the Helvetii
Lot 12
CELTIC, Central Europe - Switzerland. Helvetii. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Scyphate stater (Electrum, 22.5 mm, 6.72 g, 8 h), "au triskèle" type. 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, Delestrée & Tache 3073 and HMZ 1.5 (all with the triskeles anticlockwise). Same reverse die as Nomos 20, 2020, 12. An extremely rare variety. Toned. Usual striking flatness and minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 13
CELTIC, Central Europe - Switzerland. Helvetii. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 1.94 g, 6 h). Heavily celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to left; the head cancelled by heavy lines in the die. Rev. Celticized charioteer driving biga to right; below, triskeles running clockwise over a fallen foe. Allen, SNR 53, 127-8. Castelin -. De la Tour 9309 var. HMZ 1.15 var. (but with a less celticized head to right). An extremely rare variety. Toned. Crudely struck with some flatness and minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 14
CELTIC, Central Europe - Switzerland. Sequani - Helvetii. Late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Quarter Stater (Electrum, 15 mm, 1.60 g, 11 h), "à la roue" type. Celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to right. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to right; below, wheel. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 16, 224 (same dies). Castelin 870. De La Tour 8920 (same dies) = Delestrée & Tache 3066 (same dies). HMZ 1.17. An extremely rare variety. Some light scuffs and flatness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Plate coin in HMZ!
Lot 15
CELTIC, Central Europe - Switzerland. Sequani - Helvetii. Late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Quarter Stater (Electrum, 15 mm, 1.51 g, 2 h), "à la lyre" type. Celticized head of Apollo with curly hair to right. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to right; below horse, standard surmounted by bird standing to left. Allen, SNR 53, -. Castelin -. De La Tour 8930 (as uncertain eastern) = Delestrée & Tache 3082 (same dies). HMZ I. 13 (this coin). Apparently only the third example known. Flan fault and scuff on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 16
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 7.07 g, 2 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 17
CELTIC, Central Europe. Rhineland. c. 65-40 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.62 g, 12 h), Tanzendes Männlein type. Male figure dancing to right, his head turned back to left, holding a torque in his right hand and a snake in his left, and with a second torque hanging from his waist. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; all within zigzag border. CCCBM II, 525. Dembski 394. SLM 1119. Wigg/Riederer Phase 2, LTD1. Perfectly centered; Nicely toned, clear and well-struck. Minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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A very unusual stater and atypical to the Boii series
Lot 18
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii (?). Circa 2nd - 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.03 g), "Vorstufen zum Muscheltyp". Irregular, smooth bulge, the remains of a completely degenerated head. Rev. Irregular, with bulge on one side. Cf. Kostial 48 and Paulsen pl. 14, 292ff, both with variations on the reverse. Very rare and unusual type for the Boii. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 19
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 11.86 g, 6 h), the Zopfreiter type, imitating tetradrachms of Philip II, minted in the area of central and southern Hungary. Laureate head of a "Celticized" Zeus to left. Rev. Λ-Π Somewhat female-looking rider to left; below, triskeles. Castelin 1231. Dembski 1361. Flesche 565. Lanz 729. OTA 436. Toned and well-struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 20
CELTIC, Carpathian region. Uncertain tribe. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Billon, 33 mm, 12.67 g, 12 h), Zeuskopf/Henkelarmreiter type. Celticized head of Zeus to right. Rev. Rider on horse prancing to right. Dembski 1154. Lanz 564 var. OTA 247. Deeply toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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From the Vicomte de Sartiges and Löbbecke collection
Lot 21
CAMPANIA. Capua. 216-211 BC. Biunx (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.75 g, 7 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; two pellets (mark of value) behind his neck. Rev. kapu (in Oscan). Diana driving galloping biga to right; two stars (mark of value) on the upper field. HN III 488. SNG ANS 206. SNG Copenhagen 333. SNG Paris 498. Well-centered and with a fine dark green patina; unusually clear and well-struck for the type. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 22
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 465-455 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 8.16 g, 12 h). ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude and with his arms outstretched to left, riding a dolphin swimming to left; below, scallop-shell. Rev. Hippocamp swimming to left; below, in front of hippocamp's tail, fish swimming to left (either worn or, possibly, incompletely erased from the die). Fischer-Bossert 107 (V55/R71). HN III 827. SNG ANS 840 (same reverse die). SNG ANS 841 (same obverse die). Vlasto 135-6 (same obverse die). Very rare, the second known example from this die pair - the other is in Leiden. Lightly toned and clear. With traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 23
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.26 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a hippocamp. Rev. TAPA-NT[INΩN] Herakles standing to right, fighting the Nemean lion; to left, club. HN III 914. SNG Paris 2094. Vlasto 1217. Bright, sharp and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 24
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h). Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, standing facing behind bridled horse to right, holding spear and shield with his left hand and resting his right on the horse's back; in the field to right, before the horse's legs, ˫. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras astride dolphin to left, holding trident in his right hand and shield in his left; below, above waves, A. Fischer-Bossert 678. HN III 889. SNG ANS 963. SNG Munich 638 (same dies). Vlasto 516-7 (same dies). Unusual obverse iconography for Tarentum, known only from a single die. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 25
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 340-335 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.76 g, 3 h). Nude jockey riding horse standing to right, crowning his horse with a wreath held in his right hand; below horse, nude boy kneeling right, cleaning the horse’s left front hoof; to right, Φ. Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΣ] Phalanthos, nude riding dolphin side-saddle to left, holding trident in his right hand and shield in his left; below, above waves, 𐅃. Fischer-Bossert 702e (this coin). HN III, 888. Vlasto 512. A lovely toned coin of superb, late Classical style, with an unusually attractive obverse scene. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 26
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 330-325 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.89 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrates Sim... and Her.... Nude youth riding horse walking to right, holding the reins with his left hand and crowning the horse with his right; behind, Nike flying to right to crown the jockey; below, ΣΙΜ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras, holding a kantharos in his right hand and a trident with his left, riding a dolphin to left; below, ⊢ΗΡ above waves. HN III 886. Fischer-Bossert 783d (V307/R606, this coin). Attractively toned and well-centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 27
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.91 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrates, Sa... and Kon.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins with his right hand and crowning himself with his left; below horse, ΣΑ; on ground line, Ionic capital. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding serpent coiled in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin's back; below, KON. Fischer-Bossert 974. HN III 942. Vlasto 658 (this obverse die). SNG Munich 652 (same dies). A very attractive, lustrous example, well-struck from fresh dies. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 28
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.86 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrates Sa.., Arethon and Sas... Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse's head; below horse, ΑΡΕ-ΘΩΝ; above horse's rump to left, ΣA. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding tripod in his right hand and resting his left on the dolphin's back; below, [AΣ. HN III 957. Vlasto 666. Well-struck, lightly toned and with a most attractive and clear reverse. Some minor marks and with a reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 29
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.52 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Xenokrates. Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus; below horse, ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ. Rev. [Τ]ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and, barely visible to right, a cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 955. Lustrous, fresh and bright. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, and some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 30
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 340-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.12 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. [⊦ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] (vague traces visible) Herakles standing front, his head turned to right, holding club in his right hand, his bow and arrow in his left, and with his lion's skin draped over his left arm; to left, Nike flying right to crown Heracles with a wreath; in field to left, EY; in field to right, Σ. HN III 1381. SNG ANS 70. Attractive, toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 31
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h), signed by the engraver Atha.... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skylla hurling a stone to right, and a triple pendant earring; behind Athena's neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with a 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. Van Keuren 85. Lightly toned and attractive, with a sober and restrained head of Athena. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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Lot 32
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.84 g, 5 h), time of Pyrrhos, struck under the magistrate Aris... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a figure of Skylla hurling a rock right on the bowl, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, E. Rev. Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for lion's skin over his left arm, holding club in his right hand and, in his left, a bow and an arrow; above club, owl standing right, head facing; in field to left, APIΣ. HN III 1385. SNG ANS 78-9. Clear and with a wonderful and stylish obverse. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 33
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.65 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrates Ale..., Eu..., and Z... Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; above, AΛE; behind neck, EY; below, Z. Rev. Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a lion's skin draped over his left arm, holding a club in his right hand and a bow in his left; to left, above his right hand, owl flying to right. HN III 1400. SNG ANS 86. Van Keuren 103. Rare. Well-centered and toned. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Wonderfully pedigreed Metapontum
Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. c. 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 8.12 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1467. Noe 115 (same dies). SNG ANS 209. A very attractive, beautifully toned example of splendid quality, struck in high relief on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 35
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 8.16 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑ Eight-grained barley ear; border of dots. Rev. Eight-grained barley ear, as above but incuse; rayed border. Noe 125. SNG ANS 215 (same dies). A beautifully toned, well-struck and lovely coin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 36
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 515-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 8.18 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑΠ Seven-grained barley ear; border of dots. Rev. Seven-grained barley ear, as above but incuse; rayed border. ΗΝ ΙΙΙ 1481. Noe 142 (same obverse die). Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 37
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.66 g, 7 h), c. 350. NIKA Head of Nike to right, wearing ampyx and sphendone, decorated with three stars and tied above her forehead, and pendant earring. Rev. METAΠONTION Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, pomegranate with blossom above. BMC 141 = HN III 1526 and pl. 28 = Noe, Metapontum 495 c (same dies). SNG ANS 373 (same dies). Very rare. Of a most attractive and sedate late Classical style. Toned. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 1400 CHF
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Lot 38
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.83 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrate K.... Head of Demeter to right, wearing sphendone and pendant earring; behind her neck, retrograde K. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above, conical helmet (pilos). HN III 1549 (same dies). Noe, Metapontum 513 (same dies). SNG ANS 383 (same dies = Noe 513d). SNG Lloyd 364 (same dies = Noe 513e). One of the finest known examples. Nicely toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 39
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.92 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate, Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. Basel 154. Gulbenkian 79. HN III 1556. Johnston A1.8 (this obverse die). Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late Classical style. Usual die breaks on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 40
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.61 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Ph... Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath, triple pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil over the back of her head; below chin, Φ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with seven grains and with leaf to left; on the leaf, mouse crouching to left; below leaf, Φ. HN III 1570. Johnston Class A, 8.8 (same dies). SNG ANS 419 (this obverse die). Very attractive, well-centered, lightly toned and struck in high relief. Minor marks and an ancient abrasion on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 900 CHF
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Lot 41
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.95 g, 3 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. HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.4 (same dies). A well-struck, lightly toned example of excellent style and good silver. Obverse struck from rusty dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 42
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.92 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrate Dex... and Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; to left, below Demeter's chin, ΔΕ[Χ] (retrograde). Rev. ΜΕΤΑ (retrograde) Ear of barley with seven grains and with leaf to left; above leaf, lighted altar; below right, ΥΛ (retrograde). HN III 1593. Johnston Class C. 10.4. A most attractive, beautifully toned coin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6250 CHF
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Lot 43
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.93 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrate Di... Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, single pendant earring, and necklace; behind, ΔΙ. Rev. META Six-grained barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, spindle. HN III 1612. Johnston D1.1 (same dies). Toned and of lovely style. Some minor die-rust and with a small scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 44
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h). ΜV (retrograde) Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; in field above, ethnic; all within a border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 817. SNG Copenhagen 1390. SNG München 1157. Very attractively toned. Slightly irregular flan and with minor graffiti on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine/extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 45
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.83 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet ornamented with an olive branch. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν] Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1775. SNG ANS 900-14. Attractively toned, nicely centered and of excellent style. Very fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 46
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 7.77 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate Sim.... Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, ΣIM. Hess-Leu [1], 1954, 36 (same reverse die). HN III 1844. SNG ANS 1097 var. A rare variety, nicely toned. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die and with some remaining deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 47
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 7.40 g, 11 h). Lion at bay to right, standing on a double ground line; above, retrograde Β. Rev. ΥΕΛ-Η ΤΩΝ Head of the nymph Hyele to right, wearing necklace and with her hair bound in a krobylos held by a plain band. HN III 1276. Weber 915 = Williams 215 h (this coin). Williams also cites this coin as having been published as "Ebner, pl. iii, 3", but does not bother to include Ebner in his bibliography (!); and while HN III does cite three articles by P. Ebner on Velia, since none of them are available to us we cannot say to which one this reference refers!!! Nicely toned and of dramatically attractive style. Some scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 48
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.51 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin and with her hair in a pony-tail tied at the end; behind her neck, Θ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; below, Θ. HN III 1284. SNG ANS 1302 (same dies). Williams 257 (O150/R204). Very attractively toned and of very fine style. Minor traces of overstriking on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 49
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.43 g, 12 h), from the Kleudorus Group. Head of Athena to left, wearing an Attic helmet adorned with a griffin; behind her neck, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to left with his right foreleg raised; above, Θ; below, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. HN III 1290. Pozzi 250 (this coin). SNG ANS 1316. SNG Ashmolean 1236. SNG Lloyd 522. Williams 306e (this coin). Very attractively toned and of lovely style. Some minor die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 50
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.30 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with a griffin; above vizor, Δ; before Athena's throat, Φ. Rev. ΥEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, pentagram between Φ - Ι. HN III 1306. Jameson I, 392 (this coin). Williams 433d (this coin). Beautifully toned, very well-struck and perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 51
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.55 g, 5 h), from the Kleudoros Group. Head of Athena to left, wearing Phrygian helmet decorated with centauress on bowl and scroll on neck guard; behind neck guard, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion standing left with right foreleg raised; above, Φ; below, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. HN III 1291. Williams 311b (O170/R232+, this coin). SNG Ashmolean 1249 (same obverse die). Nice old toning, and with a pedigree going back to 1903. Some old scratches around the design on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 52
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 29 mm, 7.98 g, 1 h). ϘΡΟ Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet, and with three handles and snakes rising from the bowl; cable border. Rev. Same type, but incuse; rayed border. HN III 2075. SNG ANS 227. SNG Lloyd 591. SNG Lockett 597. A boldly struck, attractive and toned example. Minor marks and traces of corrosion and possible repair under the toning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 53
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 8.86 g, 12 h). ϘΡΟ Tripod, with legs ending in lion’s paws, and with three handles and snakes rising from the bowl, on dotted exergual line; cable border. Rev. Same type, but incuse; rayed border. HN III 2075. Jameson 1879 (this coin). SNG ANS 234. A very attractive, nicely toned example of great beauty. Minor die fault in the reverse field to right, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 18500 CHF
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Lot 54
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 7.82 g, 6 h), an alliance issue with Temesa. ϘΡΟ ΤΕ (retrograde) Tripod. Rev. ϘΡΟ (retrograde) Crestless Corinthian helmet to right. HN III 2122. Jameson 441 (same dies). SNG ANS 448 (same dies). Very rare. Clear and reasonably well-struck. Marks, traces of corrosion and struck on a short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 55
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.67 g, 7 h). Eagle, with spread wings, standing to left on olive branch. Rev. KPO / Tripod lebes; in field to right, Δ. HN III 2172. Cf. SNG ANS 364. Well-struck and lightly toned. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 56
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.81 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Eagle standing left with spread wings, tearing at a dead hare held in its talons; in field to right, thunderbolt. Kraay & Hirmer 292 (same dies). McClean 1492 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 641 (same dies). Beautifully toned and with a fine Classical head of Zeus. Minor scratches and possible traces of overstriking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 57
BRUTTIUM. Medma. 330-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.71 g, 3 h). Pegasos prancing to left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet; below bust, here off the flan, M. Calciati 2. HN III 2425. SNG ANS 587. Attractive, well-struck and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 58
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 9 mm, 0.79 g, 10 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗ Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. XI, Jβ. HN III 2499. Pozzi 333 (this coin). Attractively centered, well-struck and beautifully toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 59
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.80 g, 5 h), signed by the engraver P... on both sides. ΤΕ[ΡΙΝΑΙO]Ν Head of the nymph Terina to left, wearing pearl necklace and pearl earring, and with her hair bound in a sakkos; below her chin, 𐅃. Rev. Nike seated right on a low on altar, holding kerykeion in her left hand and resting her right on the altar; below to left, next to the base, a tiny 𐅃. HN III 2621. Holloway & Jenkins 68. Regling 63. A lovely, toned coin of very fine style. Somewhat lightly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 60
SICILY. Aitna. Circa 460-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.63 g, 11 h). Bald and bearded head of Silenos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΙΤ - ΝΑΙ Thunderbolt, with wings above. Campana 3, variety C. Jameson 537. SNG Fitzwilliam 948. A splendid and very attractive coin, with a dark patina as found. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 61
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 495-485 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.72 g, 10 h). AKRA-ΓΑΝΤΟS Eagle with closed wings standing to left. Rev. Crab. Westermark 9 (O4/R5¹) ANS 912 (same dies). Toned and with a very lively crab on the reverse. Eagle's shoulder struck flat and with the reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 62
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 8.73 g, 7 h). AKRACA - NTOΣ Eagle standing left. Rev. ΕΧΑ (retrograde) Crab seen from above. Westermark 92 (O39/R56). SNG Lloyd 794 (same dies). Very rare. Bold, attractive and nicely toned.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 63
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 495-485 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 9.07 g, 9 h). ΑΚRΑ Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a circular incuse. BMFA 227 (same dies). Westermark 103.1 (this coin, dies O43/R64). Very attractively toned and with a particularly bold reverse. Minor traces of corrosion and remains of deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 64
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 488/85 - 480/78 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 8.87 g, 7 h). ΑΚRΑ Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a circular incuse. Boehringer, Comiso 32 (this coin). Westermark 172.3 (this coin, dies O170/R178). Nicely toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 65
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.42 g, 1 h). AKRAC - ANTOΣ Eagle standing to left. Rev. Crab seen from above. BMC 37 (same dies). Westermark 317.2 (this coin, dies O4/R11). Attractive, lightly toned and well-struck. Some areas of striking flatness and some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 66
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 415-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 30 mm, 20.77 g, 3 h). AKPA Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons; to right, leaf. Rev. Crab; below, hippocamp swimming to left; six pellets in the fields. Calciati 17A (same dies). HGC 2, 136. Westermark, 775 (dies O13/R2). Well-struck, clear and with an attractive green patina. Some minor marks, scratches and a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
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Lot 67
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 320-315 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.18 g, 2 h). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around her head, four dolphins. Rev. 'MMHNT Horse's head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins, Punic 186. (O55/R163, this coin unrecorded). Toned, well-centered, well-struck, and particularly attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 68
SICILY. Himera. Circa 480-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 8.38 g, 8 h). ΗΙΜΕRΑ Cock standing to left. Rev. Crab within shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 156 (same obverse die). Westermark, Himera 31.5 (O8/R26, this coin). Nicely toned and well-struck. Minor marks and traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1120 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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Lot 69
SICILY. Himera. Circa 440-430/25 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.68 g, 3 h). ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ (retrograde, in the exergue) Nude youth, preparing to spring off a horse galloping to left, holding the horse's mane with his right hand and a goad with his left, his entire body on the left side of the horse. Rev. ΣΟΤΕΡ (retrograde, in the exergue) The nymph Himera, wearing a long chiton and himation, standing facing, turned slightly to the left, holding phiale in her right hand and raising her left; at her feet to left, flaming altar; above left, barley grain; at her feet to right, kerykeion entwined with a taenia. AMB 303 (same dies). Gutmann/Schwabacher 3 (same dies). Jameson 610 (same dies). Very rare. Of fine style, attractively toned and well-centered. Minor double-striking on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 70
SICILY. Himera. Circa 420-410 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.65 g, 3 h), signed by the engraver Mai.... The nymph Himera, wearing chiton and peplos, driving quadriga galloping to right, beginning to slow down at the finish of the race; above, Nike flying to left, bearing a wreath for the driver in her right hand and holding a tablet inscribed ΜΑΙ in her left; in the exergue, hippocamp swimming to left. Rev. [ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ] The nymph Himera standing facing, turned slightly to the left, holding phiale in her right hand to pour a libation over an altar with square horns to left; to right, satyr standing to right in a fountain basin, showering under a stream of water emanating from a lion’s head spout. AMB 306 (same dies). Biucchi, Q. Tic 17, 1988, 22 (same dies). Boehringer, , pl. VII, 9 (same dies). Gutman-Schwabacher 20 (same dies). Kraay & Hirmer pl. 22,71 (same dies). Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 (same dies). A lovely toned example, well-struck and very attractive. Struck on a very slightly tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 71
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.17 g, 11 h). Athena, wearing helmet, aegis and a long chiton, and holding a kentron in her right hand and the reins in her left, driving a quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying to left to crown her; in exergue, grey mullet swimming to right. Rev. KAMAPI – NAION Head of youthful Herakles to right, with a light beard and wearing a lion's skin headdress; below his chin, olive sprig with an olive. SNG Lloyd 869 (same dies). Westermark & Jenkins 144.3 (this coin). Very rare, and of fine late 5th century style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 72
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 405 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.89 g, 1 h). KAM – A – [PI] – N[A] (retrograde) The nymph Kamarina, her head turned to left, wearing a chiton and with her legs crossed at the ankles, riding a swan to left, clasping the swan's neck with her left hand and the end of her chiton with her right; in the field to left and right, three fish (grey mullets?). Rev. ΙΠΠΑ – P [Ι – Σ] (retrograde) Bare head of the river-god Hipparis to left, flanked by two fish swimming upwards. Gillet 372 (this coin). Jameson 527 (this coin). Rizzo Pl. VII, 2 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 873 (same dies). Westermark-Jenkins 165.6 (this coin). Extremely rare. A coin of lovely full Classical style. Porous surfaces with some marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Lot 73
SICILY. Leontini. 440-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 17.38 g, 4 h), with dies engraved by the Leaf Master – il maestro della foglia. Laureate head of Apollo to left, his hair bound up at the back. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ (retrograde) Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains (above, to left and below), and, behind to right, a laurel leaf. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 53. SNG ANS 240. Toned and of an attractive, early Classical style. Some flan faults on the obverse and minor surface roughness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 74
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.28 g, 9 h), with a reverse die signed by the Leaf Master - il 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. An attractive and well-struck example. Some minor die breaks, traces of die rust and some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 75
SICILY. Messana (as Zankle). Circa 520-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 5.48 g). DANK Dolphin to left within the sickle-shaped open harbor of Messina, the shoreline shown with several square warehouse buildings. Rev. Design of raised and sunk squares and triangles; in the center, cockle shell. Gielow 23. SNG ANS 297 var. Very rare. Beautifully toned and clear. Old scratches, marks and some deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 76
SICILY. Messana. 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.29 g, 6 h). The Nymph Messana, wearing chiton and peplos, standing right, holding a goad in her right hand and the reins in both, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying right holding wreath to crown the mules; in exergue, olive sprig with berry. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-ΑΝΙ-Ο-Ν Hare springing to right; below, fly seen from above. Caltabiano 481.5 (this coin). Rizzo pl. XXVI, 1. A splendid, very attractive, lightly toned, well-struck and sharp coin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Lot 77
SICILY. Messana. 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.26 g, 7 h). The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip in her right hand and the reins in both, driving biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying to right with a wreath to crown the mules; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-Ν-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 496. Attractive, well-centered and toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 78
SICILY. Messana. Circa 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 9 h). The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip in her right hand and the reins in both, driving biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying to right with a wreath to crown the mules; in the exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-ΑΝΙ-Ο-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 499.6 (this coin). SNG ANS 361 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 1844 (same dies). Attractive, toned, well-struck and well-centered. Obverse struck from a slightly rusty die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 79
SICILY. Messana. Circa 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.43 g, 1 h). The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip in her right hand and the reins in both, driving biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying to right with a wreath to crown the mules; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-Ν-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. BMC 39 (same dies). Caltabiano 526.12 (D208/R223 this coin). Attractive, toned, well-struck and well-centered. Obverse struck from a slightly rusty die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 80

SICILY. Naxos. Circa 460. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29.5 mm, 17.19 g, 10 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath, and with his hair tied in a krobylos at the back; border of dots cut through by the beard, the krobylos and the wreath tips. Rev. ΝΑΧΙΟΝ Nude, bearded and ithyphallic Silenos squatting, facing, turning his head to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, supporting himself with his left hand propped on the ground. Basel 384. Cahn 54.25 (this coin). Franke/Marathaki 102/129. Gulbenkian 230-231. Kraay & Hirmer 6. Rizzo pl. XXIX, 1. SNG ANS 515 (all struck from the same die pair). A spectacular example of this famous coin, one of the very best specimens in existence. A rare example struck early in the series, prior to the start of the disfiguring die break in the field under Dionysos’s nose and before his mouth, which is so often found on surviving examples. Some minor roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.

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Estimate: 450000 CHF
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Lot 81
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.73 g, 6 h). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Ν-Α /ΧΙ Bunch of grapes hanging from a vine branch with three leaves. Cahn, Naxos 63 (V46/R54). Campana 9a. Attractive and toned. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 82
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.76 g, 6 h). NAΞI Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bunch of grapes on vine branch with leaves and tendrils. Cahn 144 (V87/R115). HGC 2, 976. SNG ANS 530. SNG Copenhagen 490. An attractive, toned example, struck on a broad flan from dies of superb Classical style. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 83
SICILY. Segesta. Circa 455-440 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.24 g, 7 h). Hound, the rivergod Krimisos, standing to right; above, barley grain. Rev. ΣΕΓΣΤΑΖΙΒ (retrograde) Head of the nymph Aigeste to right, her hair bound with taenia and curled up at the back. Hurter 76m (this coin). Rizzo pl. LXI, 10. Rare, and of a fine, but severe, local style. Small flan crack and minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 84
SICILY. Segesta. Circa 440/435-420/416 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 10 h). Hound standing to left, his head lowered, on the scent. Rev. Head of the nymph Segesta to right, wearing a pendant earring and with her hair bound up at the back and tied in a broad band over her forehead. Hurter 113 (same dies, and possibly q, this coin?). SNG ANS 624 (same dies). Rare, toned and nicely centered, with an attractive head of the nymph. About very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 85
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 478-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.38 g, 3 h), struck under Hieron I, circa 475-470. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣΙ-Ο-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound up at the back and falling over her pearl diadem, a pendant earring and a plain necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 350 (V173/R245). Nicely toned and of good style. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 86
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 474-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.74 g, 3 h). ΣVPA Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing a pendant earring, a simple necklace, and with her hair tied up at the back under a pearl headband. Rev. Octopus. Boehringer 450. Attractively toned and of very fine style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 87
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.07 g, 10 h), c. 450. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in the exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣV-RΑΚ-ΟΣ-Ι-Ο-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound with a taenia, wearing an elaborate pendant earring and a necklace of pendants; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Boehringer 534 (V273/R375). SNG Lockett 937 (same dies). Attractively toned and with a wonderfully elegant reverse. Minor traces of corrosion and with an obverse struck from a rusty die. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 88
SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Timoleon, 344-339/335 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.64 g, 10 h). Pegasos flying to left with straight wing; below, ΑΙ. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, Λ and Boeotian helmet. Calciati 6. Heritage 3044, 2016, 29898 (same reverse die). Cf. SNG ANS 509-510 and SNG Copenhagen 712 (with ΑΙ, but with other symbols). Apparently a very rare variety, missing from all collections consulted. Attractive, lustrous and sharp. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 89
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 16.82 g, 4 h), 305-295. ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath, pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to a trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; in field to right, triskeles of legs to right; in field to left, monogram of ΑΙ. Ierardi 85 (O17/R56). SNG ANS 664 (same dies). SNG Lockett 1004 (same dies). A lovely, toned coin, struck from very well-made dies of unusually fine, early Hellenistic style. Flan fault on the obverse edge and some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 90
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 6.62 g, 6 h), c. 300. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, owl standing right, with head facing. Rev. Pegasos flying to left; above, star of eight rays. Calciati 28 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 2095 (same dies). Attractively toned and of particularly fine style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 91
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 26.5 mm, 13.50 g, 7 h), 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, long torch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ / ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga galloping to right; above, crescent with points upwards; to right, KIΣ; below horses, grain ear. SNG ANS 888. SNG Copenhagen 824. Nicely toned. Obverse struck from a worn die but with a wonderfully sharp reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 92
SICILY. Tauromenion. Circa 304-289 BC. 4 Litrai (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.24 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, star of eight rays. Rev. TAYPOME-NITAN Tripod; above left, monogram of API. SNG ANS 1122 (same dies). Well-centered and nicely toned – a very attractive coin. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 93
CARTHAGE, Siculo-Punic. uncertain Carthaginian military mint in Sicily. Circa 213-210 BC. Shekel (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.06 g, 11 h). Laureate male head to left, most likely that of Melqart. Rev. Elephant walking to right; below, in exergue, Punic "A". Burnett, Enna, 114 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 382. Rare. Boldly struck and with a powerful head of Melqart and a very tough-looking elephant. Flan cracks and marks suggestive of overstriking on an uncertain earlier coin, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 94
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 9.19 g, 4 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple pendant earring, necklace, tied at the back and hung with seven pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to left; in field to right, before horse’s fore legs, three pellets arranged as an inverted triangle. Cf. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIId, 22-23 (dies apparently unrecorded, with seven pendants in the necklace, no supplementary dots, and with the grain leaf in Tanit’s hair more upwards than diagonal). A remarkably attractive and well-struck example, quite truly as the NGSA cataloguer wrote: "une monnaie d’exception. Le plus bel exemplaire connu". Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
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Lot 95
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 9.29 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple pendant earring, necklace, tied at the back and hung with seven pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right; in field to right, before horse's forehooves, three pellets arranged as an inverted triangle. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIf, 45-7. MAA 4. Scrape on the obverse, and minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 96
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 9.47 g, 8 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; in field to right, before horse's forehooves, three pellets arranged as a triangle with point to left. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIg, but these dies apparently unrecorded. Attractively toned and sharply struck. Minor die breaks and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5500 CHF
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Lot 97
CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18.5 mm, 7.57 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace of oblong pendants; in field to left, pellet. Rev. Horse standing to right; below exergual line, four pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 302 (same dies). A lovely example, toned, well-struck and of very good style. Minor mark on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 98
MOESIA. Istros. Circa 313-280 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.04 g, 11 h). Two facing male heads, shown tête-bêche with the left head inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below, monogram of AΠ. Dima Group IV, Subgroup IV. HGC 3 1802. SNG Black Sea 247-248. Sharply struck, bright and lightly toned, and of fine style – an unusually fine example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 99
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 336-311 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 10.49 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Hipponax. ΑΒΔΗ / ΡΙΤΕΩΝ Griffin lying to left. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΙΠΠΟ - ΝΑΚΤΟΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right; below, scallop shell. AMNG 153. 11 (this coin). CN 126-35 (obverse 2 / her illustrations are too poor to enable the reverse die to be confidently identified). May 543. Very attractively toned and very well-struck, a lovely piece with an excellent pedigree. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 6500 CHF
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