nomos 22
22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Meldi. Circa 50-30 BC. (Potin, 21 mm, 4.78 g, 12 h), "à loiseau et animaux affrontés" type, cast. A large bird and a small bird facing each other; pellets-in-annulets in field. Rev. Two rampant bulls facing each other; pellets-in-annulets in field. CCCBM III 470. De la Tour 7602. Delestrée & Tache 213A. Scheers, Traité 731, pl. XXIV, 672. Very rare type among the potin series. Black patina, and sharply cast. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Impressive Parisii gold stater
Lot 2
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Parisii. 2nd century BC. Stater (Gold, 20.5 mm, 7.21 g, 2 h), Class II. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and a floral ornament before. Rev. Disjointed and stylized horse to left, with a fan-like checkerboard design (a devolved chariot and driver) behind and a plorette below. CdB fig. 1-6. Delestrée & Tache 79. De la Tour 778. An impressive example, well-centered and quite bold. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Parisii. Circa 60-52 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 14 mm, 1.65 g, 3 h), "au décor en dents de loup" type. Celticized head to right, with locks of hair flowing around and a spiral ornament before. Rev. Horse to left; "fillet" above, pelleted cross below. Delestrée & Tache 84. De la Tour 7796. Sheers 75. A handsome issue, well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3200 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Andecavi. Circa 120-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 7.53 g, 1 h), "au décor cloisonné" series. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with strings of pearls ending in miniature human heads coming out of his own head. Rev. Charioteer, driving a cart drawn by a centaur to right, holding the reins in his right hand and a trident in his left; below, winged male figure, apparently lying prone to right. Castelin 223-224. Delestrée & Tache 2173. De la Tour 6527. Struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness and minted from decayed dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Aulerci Cenomani. Second Century BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 7.33 g, 4 h). Stylized laureate head of Apollo to right, with ornament on his cheek and with a dolphin before his forehead. Rev. Charioteer, in chariot drawn by a human-headed horse (a centaur?) to right, holding a standard on a rope ending before the horse’s head; below horse, male figure, with a double torso and two heads, apparently lying to right but actually standing and holding a fish or a sword in his right hand and an uncertain object in his left. Danicourt 252. Delestrée & Tache 2152. De la Tour 6858. UBS 53, 2002, 1 (same dies). Struck on a broad slightly oblong flan. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 6
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Aulerci Eburovices. Late 3rd-early 2nd century BC. Hemistater (Gold, 18 mm, 3.45 g, 12 h), "à la joue tatouée" type. Celticized head of Apollo to left. Rev. Stylized horse leaping to the right, with the remains of the charioteer above; below, a wolf to right; before, a star-like object. Delestrée & Tache 2391-2. De la Tour 7018. Scheers, Aulerci Eburovices pl. II, 6 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 7
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Aulerci Eburovices. Late 3rd-early 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.51 g, 2 h), "à la joue tatouée" type. Celticized head of Apollo to left. Rev. Charioteer driving galloping biga (?) to right; before star-like object. Danicourt 169. Delestrée & Tache 2396. Scheers, Aulerci Eburovices pl. III, 26-27. Light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 8
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe. Circa 220-180 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 1.81 g, 12 h), "au griffon ailé" series. Almost obliterated celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. Charioteer, driving griffin-pegasos to left; below, triskeles. Delestrée & Tache S2518A (same dies). Very rare, only the second example known with the triskeles below the griffin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A finely pedigreed stater of Vercingetorix?
Lot 9
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Arverni. Vercingetorix(?), 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 7.47 g, 10 h), "aux deux lyres" type. Bare male head to left. Rev. Unbridled horse galloping left; above and below, five-stringed lyre. Delestrée & Tache 3519. De la Tour 3740. Nieto & Barrandon A7. Excellent centering and well-struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 10
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Bituriges Cubi. Late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 7.34 g, 1 h), "à la victoire ailée" type. Celticized male head to left. Rev. Celticized biga to left, driven by Nike with spread wings; below, floral ornament. Delestrée & Tache 3396. De la Tour 4587. Nash 457. Among the finest known examples of this scarce type. Impressively well-engraved and preserved obverse. Flat area on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 11
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Bituriges Cubi. Abucatos, circa 80-50 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18.5 mm, 6.89 g, 3 h), the upper valley of the Eure. Celticized male head to left. Rev. A-B-V-C Horse galloping to left, an eagle with spread wings alighting upon its back; below, three annulets, each with a central pellet. Delestrée & Tache 3457. De la Tour 4173. Nash 463-4. Bold and lightly toned. Small mark in obverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Circa 180-120 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 14.5 mm, 1.84 g, 11 h), imitating types of Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Apollo, laureate, to right. Rev. Charioteer driving galloping biga to right; sideways-eight below. Delestrée & Tache 3060. KMW 317. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 13
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Circa 180-120 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.97 g, 8 h), imitating types of Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Apollo, laureate, to right. Rev. Charioteer driving galloping biga to right; below horizontal double-spiral over fallen enemy. Delestrée & Tache 3060. KMW 317. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Unusual issue
Lot 14
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 6.77 g, 9 h). Celticized laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Radiate charioteer driving galloping biga to right; inverted lyre below. Cf. D. Allen, "The Philippus in Switzerland and the Rhine Land" SNR 53, 1974, pl. 10, 75. Cf. SLM 940-1. Cf. Wien 339. Well-centered and darkly toned. An apparently unpublished variant. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 15
CELTIC, Central Europe. Rhineland. Circa 65-45 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.60 g, 2 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. SLM 1119. Wigg/Riederer Phase 2, LTD1. Nicely toned, clear and well-struck. Some minor marks and an edge chip on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 16
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Late 3rd - early 2nd century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 7.5 mm, 0.35 g, 2 h), "Januskopf I" type. Head of Janus with long hair ending in a triangle with a pellet in each corner; above, small pellet. Rev. Horse galloping to right; above, triangle with pellet in each corner. Flesche -. Kellner, Manching 62. Steffgen/Ziegaus, JNG XLIV, 1994, pl. 1, 7 (same obverse die). Extremely rare. Struck from worn dies as are most examples, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 17
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Late 3rd - early 2nd century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 6 mm, 0.33 g, 3 h), "Androkephales Pferd I" type. Male head to right with curly hair. Rev. Man-headed horse galloping to right, head turned back to left, body constricted by a torque (?), and with its fore hoof ending in a claw; above, bird standing left; below, bird standing right. Flesche 345. Kellner, Manching, 64. A great rarity, well-struck for the type! About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 18
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 7.26 g, 6 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 19
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 7.32 g, 5 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. Five pellets within a solid torque with a pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. Castelin 1068-1070. De la Tour 9427. Dembski 446-7. Flesche -. Kellner type IID. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 20
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 400 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.72 g, 7 h). ΜΑΣΣΑΛΙΩ[Τ-ΑΝ] Bare head of the river-god Lacydon to right, with a tiny horn above his forehead (this obverse type is commonly described as being a head of Apollo). Rev. M in one quarter of four-spoked wheel. Chevillon & Lillamand 2e (same obverse die) and 3a (same reverse die). Feugère & Py, OBM 6h. Maurel 319. Of exceptionally fine classical style, attractively toned and struck in high relief. Some minor striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 21
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 218/5-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.64 g, 6 h). Bare head of the river-god Lacydon to left, with a tiny horn above his forehead (this obverse type is commonly described as being a head of Apollo). Rev. Μ-Α within two quarters of a wheel with four spokes. Depeyrot, Marseille 18. A lovely, toned example of fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 22
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.75 g, 6 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing triple pendant earring and a pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder; in field to right, B. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling to right; to right, between lion's forepaws, Κ; in exergue, ΕΛΚ. Maurel 201. Attractive, clear and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 23
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 330-325 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.99 g, 2 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 778 (V306/R604). SNG ANS 958 (same dies). Vlasto 504 (same dies). Attractive. Some die faults and reverse a bit off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 675 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 24
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.89 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Sa... and So... ΣA Warrior on horseback galloping right, holding two spears and a shield with left hand, preparing to cast javelin held aloft in right. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling trident in left arm, riding dolphin to left; to left, Ω above arm, Σ below; below, small dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert 878 (V345/R681). HN III 937. Vlasto 611 (same obverse die). An attractive example. Small ding on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 25
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Philiarchos, Sa... and Aga.... ΦIΛI-APXOΣ Youthful nude jockey on horse standing right, holding the reins with his left hand and, with his right, a wreath to crown the horse's head; above left, 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. Well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 26
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.90 g, 6 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. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 27
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.78 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrates Si..., Philokles, and Lu... ΣΙ / ΦΙΛΟΚΛΗΣ Youth on horseback left, placing right hand on horse's neck and holding small round shield in left. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ / ΛΥ Phalanthos on dolphin left, holding wreath in extending right hand and placing left on back of dolphin. HN III 965. Vlasto 689. Nicely centered and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 28
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.82 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates, Si... and Deinokrates. Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; above left, ΣΙ; below, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding dolphin in his right hand. HN III 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692. Well-centered. Some die rust, especially on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 29
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.53 g, 8 h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left; behind head, monogram of ΝIΚ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ Eagle, with spread wings, standing on thunderbolt to right; above left, here off the flan, ΦΙ; in field to right, two amphorae, each surmounted by a star of eight rays; in exergue, ΝΙΚΑΡ. FB G 41e (this coin). HN III 983. Vlasto 38. Very rare. A most attractive and nicely centered coin, with a fine head of Zeus. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 30
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.63 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrates Xenokrates and So.... ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ 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. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ 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 cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. Boldly struck with ambitiously impressive types. Some surface marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 31
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 18.5 mm, 6.51 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates Kallikrates, Epikr... 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 965. Sharply struck from fresh dies. Slightly oblong flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Nomos (Silver, 29 mm, 8.06 g, 11 h). ΜΕΤ Ear of barley with eight grains. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse. HN III 1459. Noe 3. Well-struck and clear. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 33
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.74 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a triple pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. HN III 1556. Johnston Class A, 1.6. Struck in high relief. Some flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.88 g, 7 h), signed by the Kal... engraver. Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝ Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, ΚΑ[Λ] and poppy head. HN III 1558. Johnston Class A, 6.2. SNG ANS 412 var. Very rare with the poppy on the reverse. Nicely toned, and with a majestic head of Zeus, very well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
With a Brilliantly Engraved Slightly Facing Head
Lot 35
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.68 g, 9 h), signed by the Kal... engraver and the magistrate Philox.... Youthful head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath, and turned slightly towards the viewer so that his right eye is just visible as are the right sides of his nose and mouth; to right, in the field behind his head ΚΑ[Λ]. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; on top of leaf, snake coiled to right; below the left, reading inwards, ΦΙΛ[ΟΞ]. HN III 1559 = Johnston A6.6 = Gulbenkian 70 = Jameson 290, and Kunstfreund 180 (all same dies). A great rarity, and with an extraordinary head of the youthful Dionysos - one of the finest of all Metapontine obverses. Some surface marks and bluish toning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Distater (Silver, 27 mm, 16.69 g, 8 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet [ornamented with Nike driving a quadriga and a hippocamp]; behind neck to left, ΑΠΗ and forepart of a lion to right. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝΤΙΝΩΝ Grain ear with leaf to left; above leaf, club; below leaf, ΑΜΙ. HN III 1574. Johnston Class B, 1.6. Kraay & Hirmer 242. SNG ANS 430. Rare and of impressively fine style. Minted on a ragged flan from a slightly worn obverse die (helmet ornaments nearly invisible) with areas of flat striking on both sides, and some surface roughness , otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 37
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.88 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrates Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earrings, and necklace; in the lower right field, in very small letters, here barely visible, AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.2-4 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 463-4 (same dies). Nicely struck on a broad flan with a fine head of Demeter. Light cleaning marks on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 38
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Nomos (Silver, 27.5 mm, 8.24 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 Munich 1157. Sharply struck with lovely iridescent toning in the fields. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 39
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 10 mm, 0.81 g, 1 h). ΑΚ - RΑ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. ΛΙ Crab. HGC 2, 121. Westermark 455-504 (uncertain dies). Attractive dark patina as found. Slightly softly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 40
SICILY. Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.13 g, 10 h). Charioteer driving a quadriga slowly to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. C-Ε-Λ-ΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Gela 110 (O33/R64). Randazzo 21 (same dies). SNG ANS 23 (same obverse die). With a remarkably sharp, attractive and well-centered reverse. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 41
SICILY. Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.51 g, 8 h). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, palmette with tendrils. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Gela 345 (O66/R135). SNG ANS 63 (same obverse die). Nicely centered and toned, and of particularly fine style. Porosity on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 42
SICILY. Himera. Circa 480-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.60 g, 9 h). ΗΙΜΕRΑ Cock standing to left. Rev. Crab within a shallow, circular incuse. SNG ANS 155 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 302 (same obverse die). SNG Lloyd 1011 (same dies). Westermark, Himera 20.3 (O5/R18, this coin). Toned and attractive with a bold and well-centered reverse. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 43
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.23 g, 5 h), signed by the engraver Exakestidas on the obverse. 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; on the exergual line, signature ΕΞΑΚΕΣΤΙΔΑΣ; in the exergue, two amphorae with a connecting line. Rev. [ΚΑΜΑΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ] Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing a lion's skin headdress knotted beneath his chin; before Herakles's chin, olive sprig (but here effaced by a large die break). Westermark & Jenkins -, but cf. 146 for the obverse O8 and 147 for the reverse R14 (this die combination apparently unrecorded). Clear and well-centered. Considerable traces of corrosion; reverse slightly double-struck and minted from a damaged and rusty die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 44
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.00 g, 4 h), signed by the engraver Exakestidas on the obverse. Athena, wearing helmet, aegis and a long chiton, and holding the reins in both hands and the kentron in her right, driving a quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying to left to crown her; on the exergual line, signature ΕΞΑΚΕΣΤΙΔΑΣ; in the exergue, two amphorae with a connecting line. Rev. ΚΑΜΑΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing a lion's skin headdress knotted beneath his chin. BMC 14 = Rizzo pl. 5, 11 (same dies). BMFA 260 (same dies). Nanteuil 265 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 871 (same dies). Westermark & Jenkins 149.7 (this coin). Clear and very attractively toned. Some surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 45
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.68 g, 11 h). Head of Silenos to left, balding, with an animal ear, and a long beard extending through the dotted border. Rev. ΚΑΤ - ΑΝΕ Winged thunderbolt. Boehringer, Kataneische, Li 2. Jameson 536. Rizzo pl. IX, 16. Beautifully toned and with a powerful head of Silenos. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 46
SICILY. Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.84 g, 6 h). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische Li 6-7. Rizzo pl. XIV, 18 var. SNG ANS 1266. A remarkably attractive example, nicely toned. Some minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 47
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.31 g, 9 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. Attractively toned and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 48
SICILY. Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.99 g, 1 h). ΜΕΣΣΑΝ-Α Biga of mules walking to left, driven by the Nymph Messana, standing left and holding goad in her right hand and reins in both; in exergue, two confronted dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-ΑΝ-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, fly seen from above. Caltabiano 516. SNG ANS 373. An attractive, clear piece, toned and very well-centered. Some die rust on the obverse and a minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Extremely rare hemilitron from Mytistratos
Lot 49
SICILY. Mytistratos. 354/3-344 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 30 mm, 25.02 g, 5 h). Bearded head of Hephaistos to right, wearing pileus. Rev. Y M and six pellets within a laurel wreath. CNS 1. HGC 2, 953. Pozzi 1133. SNG ANS -. Extremely rare, and with an interesting head of Hephaistos. Traces of smoothing and tooling, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 50
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 12.5 mm, 0.64 g, 3 h). ΝΑΞΙΩΝ Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Vine branch with bunch of grapes, leaves and tendrils. Cahn 129 (V79/R106). Nicely centered on a broad flan. Dark patina as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY. Segesta. Circa 412/0-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 8.40 g, 12 h). Hound standing to right, with three grain ears in the background. Rev. ΣEΓEΣΤΑΙΟΝ (retrograde) Head of the nymph Segesta to right, with her hair tied in sakkos. HGC 2, 1152. Hurter 195 (V61/R110). Rizzo pl. 62, 11 (same dies). SNG ANS 645 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1187. SNG Oxford 1878 (same dies). A remarkably well-struck, well-centered, toned and most attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Of Wonderful Classical Style
Lot 52
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 417/413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.18 g, 3 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟN Nike standing right, driving a fast quadriga galloping to the right; above, olive wreath tied above; below, in exergue, wheat ear to right. Rev. The river-god Selinos, horned and nude, holding, in his left hand, a laurel branch tied with a fillet and, in his right, an omphalos phiale; to left, rooster standing left before a burning altar; to right, selinon leaf over bull standing left on a base. Basel 411. Kraay & Hirmer 191. Rizzo pl. 33, 11 (all from the same obverse die). Schwabacher 45 (Q14/S35). SNG ANS -. A splendid coin, well-struck, well-centered, toned and very attractive and lightly toned. From finely engraved dies of very good workmanship. Some minor striking cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.32 g, 7 h), struck under Gelon I, 485-479. 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. Rev. ΣVR-Α-Κ-Ο-ΣΙ-Ο-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound with a taenia, wearing a pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to left. Boehringer 207 (V92/R142). Jameson 739 (same dies). SNG ANS 66 (same dies). Attractively toned and with a lovely head of Arethusa. Traces of overstriking and hair of Arethusa recut possibly in the first half of the 20th century, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.00 g, 11 h), c. 460-450. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥRΑΚΟΣ Ι - Ο - Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Boehringer 481 (V256/R345). Dewing 790 (same dies). With a particularly attractive reverse. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.06 g, 11 h), struck c. 450. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving slow quadriga to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣ Ι - Ο - Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing pearl diadem, pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her hair bound in a queue at the back; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise to left. Boehringer 517 (V272/R368). A most attractive example, clear, well-struck, well-centered and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 9 h), signed by the artists Euth... on the obverse and Eumenes on the reverse, struck circa 413-399. Winged male charioteer driving fast quadriga to right; above, Nike flying left to crown him; in exergue, Skylla swimming to right, holding trident over her left shoulder and pointing, with her right hand, at a fish swimming to right before her; behind Skylla and above her tail, dolphin to right, before her to right, ΕΥΘ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound in a sakkos tied over her forehead, wearing double-curved earring and a necklace of pearls; around, four dolphins, three swimming to left and one swimming downwards to right; below neck truncation, ΕΥΜΕ/ΝΟ-Υ. Fischer-Bossert/Tudeer 48. Rizzo pl. XLIII,10, SNG ANS 275 and SNG Munich 1060 (all from the same dies). Clear and well-centered. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 57
SICILY. Syracuse. Period of the Second Democracy - Dionysios I, 413-399 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.27 g, 10 h), signed by Parmenides on the reverse. Charioteer, holding reins and kentron, driving a quadriga rushing to left, about to turn; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; below the hooves of the horse in the foreground, chariot wheel; in exergue, barley ear. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, triple pendant earring and simple necklace; around, three dolphins swimming in different directions, with a fourth emerging from under the neck truncation; below, ΠΑΡΜΕ. BMC 213 (same dies). Jameson 836 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert/Tudeer 77. Toned and with a splendid head of Arethusa. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 58
SICILY. Syracuse. Period of the Second Democracy - Dionysios I, 413-399 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.33 g, 5 h), unsigned and by an uncertain artist. Charioteer, holding reins and kentron, driving a quadriga rushing to left, about to turn, the heads of the first and third horses turned back to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; below the hooves of the horse in the foreground, chariot wheel; in exergue, grain ear to left. Rev. [ΣΥΡΑΚΟ]ΣΙ-Ω-Ν Head of Arethusa to left, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, double-spiral earring and simple necklace with a large pearl pendant; in the field to left, three dolphins: two swimming downwards and one upwards; to right, behind Arethusa's neck, dolphin swimming downwards. Dewing 849 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert/Tudeer 82 (O30/R55). Jameson 1923 (same dies). SNG ANS 290 (same dies). Well-centered and with a particularly fine reverse. Obverse somewhat mis-struck from slightly worn dies, and traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.17 g, 7 h), probably an unsigned work by Eukleidas, circa 405-400. ΣΥ-Ρ-Α-Κ-ΟΣΙ-Ω-Ν Head of Athena facing, wearing triple crested Attic helmet, earring and necklace of pendant acorns; around, four dolphins. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-ΩΝ Leukaspis, nude but for helmet, striding right, holding couched spear in his right hand and shield with his left; below and behind to left, square altar with fire burning on top and with a garland on the side; below to right, sacrificed ram lying on its back; in exergue, ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ. BMFA 420 = Warren 388 (same obverse die). De Luynes 1251 = Rizzo pl. XLVII, 1 (same dies). Kunstfreund 121 (same obverse die). Pozzi 627 (this coin). SNG ANS 309-310 (same obverse die). Very rare. Beautifully toned, particularly attractive and with a most distinguished pedigree. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 60
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.89 g, 7 h). ΣΥΡΑΚ-Ο-ΣΙ Head of Athena facing slightly to left, wearing triple crested Attic helmet and necklace of pearls; around, three dolphins. Rev. Nude ephebe, his hair in a krobylos, riding a horse walking to right; above left, star of fourteen-rays above wheat stalk; below horse, Ν. Jameson 854. SNG ANS 522. SNG Lloyd 1450. A pleasant, toned example, struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 61
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.83 g, 6 h), c. 305-295 BC. KOΡAΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to a trophy; to right, triskeles to left. Ierardi 115 (O26/R73). SNG ANS 665-668. Nicely toned and struck from very accomplished dies. Some light scratches plus traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 62
SICILY. Uncertain Punic mint on Sicily, possibly Entella. Circa 320-310 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.12 g, 6 h). Head of 'Dido-Tanit' to left, with long, exuberantly curled hair, wearing a Phrygian cap encircled with a plain diadem tied above her forehead. Rev. S'MMHNT (People of the Camp, in Punic) Lion walking to left, his head turned out to his left, and three-quarters facing; behind, a palm tree with three clusters of dates; inscription in the exergue. Jameson 911, Jenkins, Punic, 270, Kraay & Hirmer 209 and Rizzo pl. LXVI, 6 (all same dies). Very rare. A coin of refined, late Classical Greek style with a serenely beautiful head of a goddess. Slightly rough surfaces from corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 63
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 20-5 mm, 9.38 g, 3 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing a triple pendant earring, a 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, three pellets arranged as a triangle. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIg, cf. 64 (for the reverse - note how close the horse's tail is to his hind leg) and 70 (for the obverse). MAA 4. Very sharply struck from fresh dies, very well-centered and particularly attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 64
SKYTHIA. Olbia. Circa 350-330 BC. (Bronze, 66 mm, 106.50 g, 12 h), cast, as an "aes grave". Head of Demeter facing, wearing grain ear wreath and pendant necklace. Rev. OΛBIH Sea eagle standing left, with spread wings and head to left, on dolphin swimming to left; below dolphin, on a raised area, retrograde Β. Anokhin 235. Karyshkovskij p. 400, Таб. VI=C, 2. SNG BM Black Sea 390-2 var (no control letter). SNG Stancomb 348 var (differing control letter). Very rare. A bold, sharp cast of superb quality, and with a dark blackish-green and red patina. Very minor casting faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 65
KINGS OF SKYTHIA. Charaspes, 3rd-2nd centuries BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.97 g, 12 h). Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi to right, wearing laureate piloi. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΧΑΡΑΣΠΟΥ Eagle standing to right on thunderbolt; below, monogram of ME and kantharos. HGC 3.2, 2022. Cf. SNG BM 350 (no kantharos). With a dark brown-green patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: Withdrawn
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 66
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 395-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.95 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Molpagores. Griffin springing to left with both forelegs raised. Rev. ΜOΛ-ΠΑ-ΓΟΡ-ΕΩ Linear square containing a youthful head of Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath; around linear frame. Jameson 2007 (this coin) = May, Abdera, 417 (A289/P339, this coin) . A beautifully toned and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
From the Collections of N. B. Hunt, C. Gillet, E.G. Spencer Churchill and S. Pozzi!
Lot 67
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.41 g, 6 h). Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Male goat standing to right; to right, ivy branch; all within incuse square. Gillet, photofile 818 (this coin) = May, Ainos, 246a (this coin) = Pozzi (Boutin) 2176 (this coin) = SNG Spencer Churchill 103 (this coin). Of superb Classical style, beautifully toned and with an extraordinary pedigree. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
From the Lockett and the Greenwell collections
Lot 68
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 398/7-396/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.89 g, 12 h). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos with a knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat standing to right; below to right, vine with grapes; all within shallow incuse square. May, Ainos 348 (A215/P234 a = this coin). SNG Lockett 1168 (this coin). Very rare, with a reverse symbol reminiscent of the coinage of Mende, and of an unusually fine Classical style with a highly expressive head of Hermes. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 69
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries. Drachm (Silver, 12 mm, 3.42 g, 10 h). Anchor; in field to right, crayfish. Rev. Facing gorgoneion, with protruding tongue. SNG BM Black Sea 150-152. SNG Stancomb 34. Attractive, nicely toned and, most laudably, undoubtedly real. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 70
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 235-220 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.85 g, 10 h), originally struck c. 280-275, probably at Pella, under Antigonos II Gonatas; it was subsequently countermarked for use in Byzantion. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; below his ear, countermarked in a large, circular indent, ΠΥ above a galley prow to right, with a dolphin swimming downwards on the truncation of the prow. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, bunch of grapes; in exergue, monogram of ΣΚΕ. For the original coin: Mathisen 26. Price 590. For the countermark, see: M. Thompson, "A Counter-marked Hoard from Büyükçekmece", MN VI (1954), type II, 48-52, and W. M. Stancomb, "Some Countermarked and Overstruck Hellenistic Coins from the Region of the Thracian Bosporus", NC 167 (2007), p. 27, 6. Toned. An extremely interesting and unusual coin, illustrating a particular event within Byzantion's economic history. Countermark: nearly extremely fine/ Coin: very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 71
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.07 g, 1 h), Kolophon, circa 299/8-297/6. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his extended right hand, and scepter in his left; in left field, forepart of lion to left above Φ; below throne, pentagram. Müller 28. Price L28. Thompson 127. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 72
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.92 g, 11 h), Lysimacheia, c. 297/6-282/1 or shortly thereafter. 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 without point; in inner left field, lion’s head facing; on throne, monogram of ΘΕ. Müller 58. Thompson 15/16 var. A boldly struck coin with a fine portrait. Some black deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 73
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 17.33 g, 12 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. 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 hand; behind, transverse spear with point below left; in the outer left field, herm to left; in the inner left field, monogram of ΔΞ. Müller 91. SNG BN 2553-4. Thompson 50. With a magnificent, high relief portrait of the finest early Hellenistic style, well-centered and attractively toned. Very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 74
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.05 g, 1 h), Lampsakos, circa 297/6-282/1. 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 with point below; in the inner left field, monogram; in exergue, crescent with points to left. Müller 400. SNG BN 2544. Thompson 56. Sharply struck and attractively toned. Tiny edge chip, minor porosity, and very thin die breaks on both sides , otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.09 g, 12 h), Pergamon, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III 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 hand; behind, transverse spear with point below left; in outer left field, crescent to left; to left, before Athena's leg, cult statue; in exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Arnold-Biucchi 25a (O6/R22). Müller -. Thompson 222. Nicely struck and with an attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 76
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.91 g, 12 h), Pergamon, 287/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear; below neck truncation, K. 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 with point below left; in the outer left field, herm to left; to left, before Athena's leg, cult statue (an archaic xoanon); in exergue, monogram of ΠΕ. Arnold-Biucchi 59 (O10/R59) = SNG Copenhagen 1099 (same dies). SNG BN -. Thompson 224. With a superb portrait of Alexander of the finest style, struck from dies made by a master-engraver of great talent. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.04 g, 12 h), uncertain mint, possibly in northern Greece or Thrace: the obverse die is very close to the one used for Thompson 190 from Amphipolis, circa 280. 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 with point below left; in inner field to left, monogram of ΑΡ; in exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Müller 435. Thompson -. Attractive, clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 17.16 g, 1 h), Lysimacheia, circa 270s. 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 with point downwards; in inner left field, lion's head to left over ΚΟ; on throne, monogram. Müller 46. Pozzi 1168. Thompson -. Struck from the same dies as CNG e303, 2013, 19. Sharply struck on a broad flan, lightly toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.02 g, 1 h), Kalchedon, circa 270s-260s. 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 with point below left; on throne, spiral; in field to left, herm with Κ above and monogram of ΔΤ to right; in exergue, grain ear to left. Apparently unpublished. Mektepini -. Meydancikkale -. Müller -. Thompson -. Bold, clear and attractive, with a style beginning to be floridly baroque. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.81 g, 12 h), Abydos (?), circa 270s. 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 with point below; in the inner left field, eagle standing to right. BMFA 839. Müller 342. H. Seyrig, Parion au 3e siècle avant notre ère, ANS Centennial Publication (1958), pl. XLII, B. Thompson -. With an emotive head of Alexander and an interesting symbol. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.09 g, 12 h), Parion, circa 270s. 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 with point below left; in outer right field, thyrsos; in exergue, monogram of ΔΡ. Boehringer, Chronologie, p. 159, 15 = pl. 28, 15 (same dies). Muller 364. Thompson -. An elegant coin with a fine tall and thin head of Alexander. Very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.77 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Byzantion, circa 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 with point upwards; in the inner left field, monogram of ΑΝΤ; on the throne, BY. Müller -. Seyrig -. But see Nomos 15, 2017, 51 (same dies). Nicely toned and well-struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35 mm, 16.78 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Byzantion, circa 109-81. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand and spear with point upwards with her left; in inner field to left, monogram of Β and an uncertain letter, shown horizontally; on the side of the throne, BY; in exergue, ornamental trident to left. Cf. Callataÿ Group 2B (note the curls extending above and below Alexander's ear, but this monogram apparently unpublished). Müller -. Toned, and of fine late style. Some minor roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 84
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Berge (previously identified as either Lete or Siris). Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 17.5 mm, 8.87 g), probably minted circa 525-500. Ithyphallic satyr standing to right, grasping with his right hand, the right hand of a nymph fleeing to right; in the field to left, center and right, three pellets. Rev. Rough incuse square. HGC 3, 531 (“Lete”). HPM pl. VIII, 4. Smith Group 5 (Lete). SNG ANS 950. Perfectly centered and most attractive in a rude, rustic way. Old scrapes on both the obverse and reverse, and surface porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 85
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.02 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. Very well-struck for the issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 86
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Orreskioi (?). Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 9.62 g). Bearded centaur galloping to right, his head turned back to left and with his long hair streaming out to right behind him, holding a stone (here partially off the flan) in his upraised left hand and raising his open right hand to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently only two other coins of this type are known, both probably struck from the same obverse die. They are: 1) Macdonald, Hunterian I, p. 266, 1 and pl. XIX, 15 = AMNG III, p. 134, 4 and pl. XXVI, 1 = Babelon, Traité II, 1, 1559 and pl. L, 1 = Svoronos, HPM, p. 38, 1a and pl. VI, 4.
2) Svoronos, HPM, p. 38, 1b and pl. VI, 1 (struck from a different reverse die than that of HPM 1a, but from the same reverse die as the coin here). Of great rarity, with a remarkably vigorous type of a centaur preparing to hurl a stone at an enemy following behind him. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 87
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Uncertain. Circa 465-450 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.97 g, 6 h). Head of a bridled horse to right. Rev. He-goat kneeling to right; all within an incuse square. HMP p. 27, 14 and pl. III, 19. Svoronos, HPM pl III, 19 (same dies). Traité II, 1, 1535 and pl. XLVIII, 14 (ascribed to Alexander I). Rare. With a wonderful horse's head that is almost portrait-like. Some roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 88
MACEDON. Aineia. Circa 400-347 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 2.02 g, 4 h). Young, beardless male head (Askanios?) to right, wearing Phrygian cap. Rev. ΑΙΝΕΙ - ΑΤ[ΩΝ] Forepart of a bull to right. Apparently unpublished, but cf. AMNG III/2, p. 22, 8 = pl. VI 3 and 4 (reverse) and Traité II, 4, 927 = pl. CCCXII, 12 for the higher denomination of this type (with a complete butting bull rather than a forepart as here). Extremely rare, if not unique. Clear, well-centered and with a dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 89
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 500-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.11 g, 12 h). Lion to left, attacking bull kneeling to right, his head lifted to right; in exergue, flower. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Desneux 3 (D3/R-). SNG ANS 1 (same obverse die). Tselekas, Group 6 (O26/R- unrecorded reverse die). A wonderful example, beautifully toned and perfectly centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Extremely Rare with the Lioness! A Feminist Icon!!
Lot 90
MACEDON. Akanthos. c. 500-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g). Lioness to right, attacking bull collapsing to left; in exergue floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Desneux 16 (lioness to left and bull to right). Rauch 111, 2020, 461 (same obverse die). Tselekas -. An extremely rare type, well-centered, nicely toned and with a beautifully engraved type of great power. Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 91
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 480-470 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.37 g). Forepart of lioness to right, head seen turned towards her right and seen from above; above, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1000. SNG ANS 19. Tselekas, T 52d (O T39/ R T45, this coin). An unusually attractive, toned and well-struck piece. Minor edge breaks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 92
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 478-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.22 g), c. 470. Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised and turned back to right; above, Θ to the right of the bull's horn; below bull, exergual line of pellets between two plain lines and with a floral ornament below. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 77 (D75/R70). SNG ANS 10. Tselekas, 210 (same dies). Lightly toned, and struck on a broad flan. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 93
MACEDON. Dium. Time of Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 5.88 g, 12 h). Aryballos suspended from three chains and strigil; border of dots. Rev. COL DIENSIS Head of a bridled horse to right; border of dots. Kremydi-Sisialianou, Dion, pseudoautonomus, series 4, 5 and pl. 29, 9 (E4/O4 same dies) = RPC 1508A. The second known example. Extremely rare and most interesting for the history of athletics. Well-centered and with a lovely green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 94
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.87 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard to left; below, A. Rev. Incuse square. HGC 3.1, 521. SNG ANS 285-6. Well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 95
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 500-480 BC. Hekte or Sixth Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 2.11 g, 7 h), c. 500-490. Ithyphallic ass standing to right. Rev. Incuse square divided in five triangles. SNG ANS 302 (same reverse die). In unusually fine condition and free from the porosity, which is usual for this type. Very probably the best known example of this type. Lightly toned. Minor flan faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 96
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 9.06 g), c. 500. Facing Gorgoneion with gnashing teeth and extended tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1063. SNG ANS 403-404. Svoronos HPM pl. 9, 31. Very sharply struck, a most attractive example with dark toning and with the earlier, narrower gorgoneion. Some surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 97
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.42 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Hera.... Youthful, beardless head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ Tripod with three tall rings ornamented with fillets; above, laurel branch to right; to left, club upwards; in exergue, ΗΡΑ. Bellinger 21. Traité IV 1186. Weber 1990. Very rare. A splendid piece, fresh, sharp and of lovely style. Minor die break on the obverse and small scuff on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 98
MACEDON. Potidaia. Circa 485-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.99 g), Euboic standard. Poseidon Hippios, nude, riding horse walking to right, holding trident with his right hand and the reins with his left; on the horse's neck, two pellets, above and below the shaft of the trident; beneath horse, star of eight rays. Rev. Incuse square divided diagonally into four quarters. Alexander, Period I.B. Cf. AMNG III/2 p. 103, 2. Asyut -. Gorny & Mosch 219, 2014, 102 (same dies). HPM -. Rauch 111, 2020, 465 (same reverse punch but with a different obverse showing Poseidon to left). SNG ANS 688-9 var. Weber 1952 var. Extremely rare! A perfectly centered piece struck on a broad flan, with some dark toning as found. Struck from a worn obverse die, with scuffs on the obverse and with minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 99
MACEDON. Sermyle. Circa 500-470 BC. Stater (Silver, 29 mm, 16.64 g), Euboic standard. SERMYΛIAO-N Armored warrior, holding spear aloft in his raised right hand, on horseback galloping to right; in field to left, large pellet; below, base formed of two horizontal lines enclosing a line of pellets. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, p. 107, 2 and pl. XXI, 4 = Traité II, 1, 1667 and pl. LIII, 2 (same obverse die). De Hirsch 987. Prospero, New York Sale XXVII, 2012, 288 (same dies). A fine early Classical style. A lovely example struck on a broad flan. Some rough surfaces on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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