nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Namnetes. Circa 150-100 BC. Stater (Electrum, 25 mm, 7.27 g, 3 h), from the area of Nantes. Male head to right, hair arranged in large locks with a beaded cord around. Rev. Human-headed horse galloping to right, with a charioteer behind right; below, a male figure with his head to right, grasping two of the horse's legs. DT 2185. LT 6728. Very rare, and a particularly attractive example. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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A wonderful Kroisbach tetradrachm from the Nanteuil collection
CELTIC, Middle Danube. Uncertain tribe. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 12.35 g, 2 h), The ‘Kroisbach’ type, with diadem and ‘Reiterstumpf’, Burgenland or Western Slovakia. Diademed, beardless male head to right. Rev. Horse prancing to left with the torso of a rider on his back; below, caduceus to left. CCCBM I, xlvii, b, 153. Lanz 743. Nanteuil 26. OTA 469. Lovely deep toning and fine example with sharp details. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Exceptional imitation
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Imitations of Thasos. Late 2nd-1st centuries BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32.90 mm, 16.82 g, 11 h). Celticized head of Dionysos to left, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries; behind, star-like object. Rev. Legend devolved to a curved double row of pellets nearly enclosing the type: a simplified figure of Herakles, with spiky hair and arms hanging stiffly at his sides. Göbl OTA pl. 50, Class V/B. Cf. Lanz 996. Perfectly centered and struck on excellent metal. Attractive light toning, and with wonderfully idiosyncratic depictions of both Dionysos and Herakles. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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GAUL. Massalia. Circa 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.69 g, 4 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling to left, with open jaws and upraised right forepaw; below, Λ; in exergue, AΘ. Depeyrot 44/4. Dewing 22. LT 1112. Wonderfully toned, sharply struck and of exceptional quality. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Exceptionally clear example
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.95 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Ari..., Ch..., and Kl... Nude horseman galloping right, holding round shield and two spears in his left hand, and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; in field to left, Ξ; below horse, API. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding rudder in his left hand and a kantharos in his right; in field to left, KΛ. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914b (V357/R709, this coin). HN III 939. BMC 208 (same dies). Vlasto 640. A beautifully toned example, very well-struck from fresh dies. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 7500 CHF
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.85 g, 12 h), under the magistrates Sa... and Os.... Nude, helmeted warrior on horseback right, holding a shield and two spears with his left hand and thrusting a spear downwards with his right. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras, holding a kantharos in his outstretched right hand and a trident with his left, riding a dolphin swimming to left; below, small dolphin swimming to left. FB 886. SNG ANS 1004. Vlasto 614. Clear and well-centered. Very slight roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 6.48 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates Kallikrates, Epikr... and Ne.... Bareheaded, bearded and armored military leader on 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. Vlasto 965. Sharp, clear and detailed. Very minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 710 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 6.56 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrates Zopyrion, So.. and Ep... Rider, on horse springing to right, wearing tunic, leaning back with his head facing front, holding the horse's mane with his left hand and the reins with his right; below right, bucranium with the letters ΣΩ between its horns; below, on the exergual line, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ. Rev. Τ - ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a hippocamp in his right hand and a trident with his left; to right, head of Pan to left, above dolphin monogram of ΕΠ. HN III 1054. SNG ANS 1246. Vlasto 940. A fascinating example of acrobatic horsemanship! Some minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.72 g, 6 h), very possibly either a contemporary imitation or struck from dies cut by a mint apprentice learning from a master engraver. Head of Nike to right, looking downwards, wearing a diadem ornamented with upright olive leaves and a triple pendant earring. Rev. METAΠ Ear of grain; in field to right, pear. Jameson 303 (this coin) = Gillet 166 (this coin) = Noe 489a (this coin). A very rare, perhaps unique, nicely toned and elegant coin with a most unusual head of Nike; and with a pedigree to the collections of Charles Gillet, Robert Jameson and Sir Arthur Evans. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Ex Godefroy, Spencer Churchill and Pozzi
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: 1750 CHF
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Ex Moretti, Lockett and Sir Hermann Weber
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25x29 mm, 16.87 g). Lion’s mask facing; to right, olive sprig. Rev. ΡΗΓ−Ι−ΝΟΣ (retrograde) Iocastos seated to left on a stool, nude to the waist and holding a staff in his raised right hand, and resting his left on the seat of the stool; in field to left, grapevine; all within a laurel wreath. Herzfelder 61 d (D35/R50, this coin). SNG Lloyd 685 (same dies). SNG Lockett 651 (same dies). Weber 1115 (this coin). A lovely, beautifully toned coin. Some minor flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 15000 CHF
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BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.96 g, 11 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PHΓINON Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 90 bis. HN III 2496. SNG Fitzwilliam 851 (same dies). Rare. Bright and struck in impressively high relief. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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BRUTTIUM. Temesa. Circa 475-425 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 8.18 g, 9 h). Between two greaves, tripod with three ring handles, and legs ending in lion's paws. Rev. ΤΕΜ Corinthian helmet with crest right. AMB 234 (this coin). Jameson 464. Very rare. Very well-struck and nicely toned. The best known example! Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
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SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.0 mm, 17.27 g, 10 h). AKRAC - ANTOΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing to left on an Ionic column capital with volutes to left and right. Rev. Crab, with open claws, seen from above. BMFA 223 (this coin). Westermark 423.2 (this coin). An outstanding example: a lovely, sharply struck coin, attractively toned, and with a pedigree going back to before 1903. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.04 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic 'MHMHNT. Jenkins, Punic 319 (O 103/R 262). SNG Ashmolean 2165 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1644 (same dies). With a powerful head of Herakles of fine style. Reverse struck very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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SICILY. Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 8.51 g, 10 h). Bearded warrior, nude but for a high bonnet, riding to right on a galloping horse; holding spear in his upraised right hand and the reins in his left. Rev. CΕ - Λ-Α Forepart of the man-headed bull Acheloös to right. BMFA 241 = Warren 227 (same dies). Jenkins, Gela Group Ib, 28.62 (O9/R11, this coin). Kraay & Hirmer 156 (same dies). A pleasingly sharp example, attractively toned. Minor uncleaned deposits and some very slightly roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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SICILY. Katane. Circa 464-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.70 g, 2 h). Bald and bearded head of Silenos to right. Rev. KAT-ANE Thunderbolt with wings and volutes above; below the volutes, gorytos. SNG ANS 1237 (same dies). SNG Oxford 1703. Darkly toned, and with bold types, perfect centering, and a head of Silenos immediately reminiscent of that on the famous tetradrachm of Aetna in Brussels. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.92 g, 8 h). Man-headed bull, the river god Amenanos, walking to right; above, Nike flying right to crown him; in exergue, K. Rev. KAT-ANAION Nike, with open wings, walking to left, holding taenia in her right hand and a branch with her left; at her feet to left, heron standing left. Randazzo -; Rizzo -; SNG ANS -; and apparently unpublished with the heron, save for its auction appearance. Apparently unique. A very handsome coin, well-centered, with an unusually fine head of Amenanos and with a charming depiction of Nike seemingly walking with a heron. Finely toned. Minor traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
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SICILY. Katane. Circa 405-403/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.75 g, 3 h), signed by the engraver Herakleidas on the obverse. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the left, with his hair falling in curls and locks around his head and neck; in small letters to right, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΔΑΣ. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Quadriga galloping to left, the reins of one horse trailing on the ground, driven by a charioteer gripping the reins with both hands; at the center, above the horses, Nike flying right, seemingly preparing to alight on the backs of the horses, holding a crown for the charioteer in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left; in the exergue, below the inscription, fish swimming to left. AMB 338; Gulbenkian 192; Jameson 546; Rizzo pl. XIV, 11 and XVI, 3; and SNG Lloyd 902 (all struck from the same dies). Very rare. With a splendid portrait of Apollo of the very finest Classical style, perfectly struck in high relief, and engraved by one of great engravers of the late 5th century BC. Some porosity , otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 150000 CHF
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SICILY. Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.34 g, 11 h), with a reverse die signed by the "Maestro della foglia". Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝ-ΤΙ-ΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. A lovely, sharp, toned example, very nicely centered. Minor striking flatness on the reverse and minor die faults on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 6500 CHF
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SICILY. Lilybaion - as 'Rsmlqrt = Cape of Melkart'. Circa 330-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.34 g, 6 h). RŠMLQRT (in Punic) Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in his right, driving quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins. Jenkins, Punic 49 (O18/R31). Of excellent style, toned and well-struck on an oval flan. Unimportant flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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SICILY. Messana. Circa 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.00 mm, 17.06 g, 2 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 (D202'/R207). SNG ANS 361 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 1844 (same dies). Well-centered, and with a lively hare. Light die rust, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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SICILY. Messana. Circa 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.0 mm, 16.98 g, 1 h). The nymph Messana, wearing chiton, standing left and holding a goad with her right hand and the the reins in both, driving biga of mules walking to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Messana; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣ-ΑΝ-ΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, head of youthful Pan to right, with curly hair and with a tiny horn over his forehead. Basel 367 (same dies). Caltabiano 611.7 (D219/R240, this coin). Jameson 655 (same dies). Nanteuil 302 (same dies). Rizzo pl. 26, 13 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 1849 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1100 (same dies). Beautifully toned, beautifully centered and well-struck. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 10.0 mm, 0.77 g, 10 h). ΝΑΞΙΩΝ Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Youthful Silenos kneeling to left, holding a thyrsos with his left hand and raising a wine cup (skyphos) to his mouth with his right. Cahn -. Campana 27 = Moretti, NAC 25, 2003, 86 (same dies). Of great rarity, possibly the second example known. Clear. Cleaned, and with some loss of detail, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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SICILY. Panormos. Circa 405-390/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 17.15 g, 12 h). 'SYS' (in neo-Punic) Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a galloping quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer. Rev. Head of Arethusa to right with her hair tied by a band; around, four dolphins swimming downwards. Jenkins, Punic 12 (O3/R11). Nicely toned. Minor flatness, some die faults and struck on a typically short flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Attractive Piakos tetras
SICILY. Piakos. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.91 g, 10 h). P-I-A Horned and wreathed head of river-god to left. Rev. Hound attacking stag to right; to left and right, barley corns. Campana 2. CNS 2. HGC 2, 1101. SNG ANS -. Attractive reddish-brown patina with a light sandy wash around the devices. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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SICILY. Segesta. Circa 412/0-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 8.46 g, 1 h). ΣEΓEΣΤΑΙΟΝ (retrograde and partially inverted) Hound standing to right, with three grain ears in the background. Rev. 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 644 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1187 (same dies). SNG Oxford 1878 (same dies). Dark grey fine patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.52 g, 8 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟΣ (retrograde) Apollo and Artemis standing left in a quadriga moving slowly to left; Artemis holding the reins and Apollo drawing his bow. Rev. ΣΕΛΙΝΟΣ The rivergod Selinos, horned and nude, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right, from which he pours a libation over a garlanded altar to left; to left, rooster standing left; to right, selinon leaf over a bull standing left on a base. Cf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 14. Schwabacher 4 (Q1/S4). SNG Ashmolean 1892 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1222 (same dies). Beautifully toned, well-centered and well-struck. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 40000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 420-415 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29.5 mm, 16.94 g, 12 h). Male driver, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands and a goad in his right, standing right in a chariot car, drawn by two horses to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, grasshopper to right. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ - ΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing her hair in a krobylos bound at the back and a diadem ornamented with a meander pattern, a double spiral earring and a plain necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to the left. Boehringer 726. Jameson 782 (same dies). SNG ANS 246 (same dies). Very rare. Of particularly fine Classical style with a severe and serene head of Arethusa. Obverse struck from a rusty die and with minor die faults and marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 15000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. At the End of the Second Democracy and the Start of the Reign of Dionysos I, winter 406/405 BC. 30 or 2 Litrai (Gold, 12 mm, 1.76 g, 6 h). ΣΥΡΑΚΩΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena (or Arethusa?) to left, wearing an Attic helmet, adorned with a coiled serpent and a tiny figure of Skylla on the bowl over the ear, and with a crest ending in streamers, her long hair flowing out under the helmet; in the field to left, tablet or ribbon with inscription. Rev. Aegis with a facing gorgoneion. Boehringer, Finanzpolitik, pl. 38, 12 = Hess-Leu [3] 27 March 1956, 210. Of the greatest rarity, perhaps one of only two examples known. A splendid coin of the finest Classical style. Some very minor die faults unaffecting the design , otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.19 g, 6 h), signed by the engravers Eumenes on the obverse and Eukleidas on the reverse, circa 400. Quadriga galloping to left with its male driver, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right, crowned by Nike, flying to right above, with a wreath held in both of her hands; in the exergue, ΕYΜΗΝΟY. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound tightly around her head, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple pearl necklace; below chin, open diptych inscribed EYKΛ/EIΔA on its two leaves; around head, four dolphins swimming in two opposed pairs. BMFA 402 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert/Tudeer 24 (O9/R16). SNG ANS 259 (same dies). Clear and well-centered. Minor die rust on the obverse and areas of flatness on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 41.09 g, 11 h), signed on both sides by Kimon, c. 405-400. Quadriga racing to left, driven by charioteer holding the reins in his left hand and goad with his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; below ground line [inscribed KIMΩN], panoply of arms arranged on two steps, the lower inscribed, [ΑΘΛΑ] (here off the flan). Rev. [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, wearing a single pendant earring and a pearl necklace, her hair bound in a net and with the hair band over her forehead inscribed Κ; swimming around her head, four dolphins: two opposed before her face, one, inscribed KIMΩN below the neck truncation, and one behind her head. BMFA 432, de Luynes 1243, Gulbenkian 303, Jameson 819, (all same dies). Jongkees 3 (dies A/γ). With a noble head of Arethusa and a dark grey patina as found. Obverse struck from slightly worn dies and with the typical hairline die crack on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 100000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 37 mm, 42.57 g, 10 h), after Euainetos, circa 390. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Kore-Persephone to left, her hair bound in a wreath of grain leaves, wearing a pearl necklace and a triple pendant earring; behind her neck, scallop shell; around, four dolphins. Dewing 903-906. Gallatin XI/E 1. SNG ANS 372. Lightly toned and sharply struck, and lacking the heavy die rust often seen on this issue. Minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 15 mm, 3.59 g, 11 h), circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; to right, behind neck, pilos. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Tripod with high ring handles. BMC 261 (same dies) = Jenkins O13-R16. Clear and well-centered. Lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Scarce Denomination
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 5 Litrai (Silver, 19 mm, 4.46 g, 9 h), 216-215. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, palm branch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ / ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving biga galloping to right; to right, E. Bucetti 1248 (same dies). Caltabiano/Oteri, Siracusa ellenistica, Fase E, 224 (D4/R3). Enna 51 (same obverse die). SNG Lockett 1016. Rare. Sharply struck and most attractive. Minor marks and minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. 12 Litrai (Silver, 25 mm, 9.93 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Artemis, wearing hunting dress, standing left, drawing her bow; at her feet, hunting dog leaping to left; in field to left, XAP. BMC 653. Burnett, Enna 106 = 36 (O14/R w). Weber 1720. Attractive and clear. Very minor die roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1120 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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SICILY. Unlocated Punic Mint, Lilybaion or Entella. 320/315-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.24 g, 8 h). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around her head, four dolphins. Rev. 'MM= People of the Camp Horse's head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins, Punic 214 (O64'/R186). Very well-struck and powerful, with an elegant head of Persephone and a spirited horse head. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 9.48 g, 3 h). Head of Tanit to left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace with nine pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right; in the lower field to right, before forelegs, trefoil of pellets with point downwards. Jenkins & Lewis Group III h, 80. Clear and struck on a abroad flan. Minor die faults and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 7500 CHF
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CARTHAGE. Circa 290-270 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 7.43 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace with ten pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right on a single exergual line; no visible pellets. Cf. Jenkins & Lewis Group VI, 316. Clearly struck and with a powerful obverse. Very minor die deposits on the reverse and some flatness of strike, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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CARTHAGE. Circa 290-270 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18.5 mm, 7.44 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace with ten pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right; on ground line to right, pellet; in field next to horse's left hind leg, two pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group VII, cf. 346. Clear and well-centered. Some roughness and pitting, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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CARTHAGE. Circa 270-264 BC. Trihemistater (Gold, 23 mm, 12.52 g, 1 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earring, and necklace with eighteen hanging pendants. Rev. Rev. Unbridled horse standing right on single exergual line, head turned to look back. Jenkins & Lewis Group IX, 388 (same dies). MAA 26. SNG Copenhagen 181. Lovely and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Ex Kunstfreund - A Spectacular Abdera
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 365-361 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 12.44 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Aristagoreos. Griffin with curved wings seated to left, his right fore-paw raised and the others flat on the ground. Rev. EΠ API - ΣT/AΓ - O-PEΩ Youthful Dionysos, draped from the waist with a himation and holding a kantharos in his right hand and a thyrsos with his left, seated to left on the back of a leopard (a panther?) standing to right. May, Abdera 398 (A 278/P 324, and p. 237, fig. 2 this coin), C. Severeanu, Bucuresti 1936, pp. 21-26 and figs. 1-2 (this coin). Also cited by K. Chryssanthaki, Abdera p. 122 and C. Lorber, Amphipolis, p. 178. Extremely rare, the second and most famous example known. Beautifully toned, struck from dies of exceptionally fine quality, and with a reverse of the very finest late Classical style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 85000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
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THRACE. Ainos. Circa 400-370 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.80 g, 1 h). Head of Hermes facing, wearing petasos and turned slightly to the left. Rev. AINION Goat standing right, feeding on ivy tendril twined round an amphora on a stand; all within a shallow incuse square. Nanteuil 711 = Traité II, 4, pl. CCCXLV, 17 = May, Ainos 370 (same dies). Very rare. Very attractively toned and struck in very high relief from an obverse die of exceptional beauty. Old slash on the neck and some flatness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Serene head of Hermes
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 374/3-372/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.71 g, 12 h). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat standing to right; below right, wreath; all within shallow incuse square. May, Ainos 407 (A247/P288). With a fine and serene head of Hermes. Toned. Reverse edge struck slightly flat, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 10000 CHF
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THRACE. Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.40 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square; in one of the squares, star; in a second square, H; in a third, pellet. BMC - . McClean - . SNG Cop - . Weber 2417. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Second known
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 386/5-348/7 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 11.47 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrate, Choregos. Bridled horse springing to left, with trailing rein. Rev. EΠI XOPHΓO Grape vine with four bunches of grapes, all within linear square; around, inscription with a fly at the upper left; all within a shallow incuse square. Collignon 167 = Schönert-Geiss 452 (V20/R32) = West 113 (same dies). Extremely rare die combination, with only the Collignon example recorded by S-G. Minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.94 g), c. 500-480. Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 128. BMFA 851. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1009. Sharply struck, very well centered, nicely toned, and with a nymph whose expression seems rather more amused than anything else! Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.0 mm, 9.22 g), c. 500-480. Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 331, Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1008-9. Wonderfully toned . About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 15000 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 8.60 g), circa 500-480 BC. Bald headed and nude Satyr moving right, holding a nymph who vaguely protests his actions; to right, Α. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes, 6. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 103. A lightly toned and well-struck example of beautiful Classical style, one of the finest of this type known. Some die rust and minor cut on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 17500 CHF
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.06 g, 6 h), Alexandreia Troas, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of the deified 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 field to left, ram's head to left; in exergue, monogram of ΜΕΡΞ and Μ. Muller 128 (ascribed to Samothrace). Cf. Thompson 151 (as Alexandreia Troas for the ram's head, but without this monogram and letter). Bold, attractive and well-centered, with a pleasing portrait of Alexander. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 17.28 g, 8 h), Amphipolis, circa 288/7-282/1. 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 upwards; in inner left field, monogram of ΠYP monogram; in the outer right field, monogram of ΑΧΕ. Thompson 210. With a powerful portrait of Alexander. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Desirable "K" Lysimachos!
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.16 g, 1 h), Pergamum, circa 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, ram’s horn over his ear; below neck, Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, Ν; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, crescent to left. Arnold-Biucchi Group II, 64 (O12/R62, but photos on plates do not correspond the text). Thompson 225. A lovely example of fine style struck in high relief on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29.5 mm, 17.07 g, 11 h), struck posthumously, at an uncertain mint, but possibly Byzantion, c. 260. 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 exergue, Ζ. Martin, "A Third Century B.C. Hoard From Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 1981, 557 (Byzantion). Müller 515. With an impressive, rather tough and solid portrait, very reminiscent of the earlier portraits of Philetairos. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Berge (previously Lete or Siris). Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 9.23 g). Satyr standing right, grasping the right arm of a nymph fleeing to right with his right hand and raising his left in an attempt to placate her; to left and above, large pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square, diagonally divided. Dewing 1022. HPM pl. VIII, 3. SNG ANS 955 ff. Nicely toned but with considerable flatness. About very fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Derrones. Circa 480-465 BC. Dodekadrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 40.06 g). Male driver, wearing petasos and robes, seated to left on a throne-like chair, mounted on a two-wheeled ox-cart moving slowly to left, holding the reins in his left hand and a curious goad in his raised right; above the oxen, crested Corinthian helmet to left. Rev. Triskeles to right, almost totally effaced by die wear, on plain field. Svoronos, Hell. Prim., 17 and pl. II, 2-3 (same obverse die). Very rare. With an obverse that is very boldly struck from fresh dies, and beautifully toned. Reverse struck from a very worn die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 10000 CHF
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THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 485-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 9.43 g). Goat kneeling to right, his head turned back to left; above, dotted rosette. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 150. Gulbenkian 390. HPM pl. III, 17. Kraay & Hirmer 380. Lorber, Goats, issue 4. A splendid, nicely toned and lovely coin, very well-struck and in high relief. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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WEIGHTS, Macedonia or Thrace. Uncertain city. Circa 370-340 BC. Weight of a Hemitriton or 1/6 Stater (Bronze, 35x35x20 mm, 133.00 g), a commercial weight on the Attic standard, with possible traces of an illegible inscription on the edges. Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Plain. For an Athenian bronze weight with a turtle see Agora X, p.26 and pl. 1, BW3 (dated to c. 500 BC); for Athenian lead weights with tortoises, very similar to this piece, see Agora X, pp. 29-30, and pl.7, especially LW 34 (dated to the 2nd quarter of the 4th century BC or later into the 3rd century). A fascinating probably late Classical weight related to similar examples from Athens, but almost certainly not from there. Rough surfaces with a green-black patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Olynthos. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.49 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Archidamos, c. 364-361. Laureate head of Apollo to left, some strands of hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. X-Α-Λ/ΚΙΔ/ΕΩΝ Kithara with six strings, between the upright handholds, E-ΠΙ A-ΡXΙΔΑ-MO-Υ in tiny letters. HGC 3.1, 499. Robinson-Clement 110 (A72/P93). SNG ANS 492-3. Perfectly centered and attractively toned; rich late Classical style. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Olynthos. Circa 410-400 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.34 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ|ΚΙΔ|ΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within very shallow incuse square. BMFA 577. Robinson & Clement Group H, 22 (A18/P19). Bright, impressive and boldly struck, with a fine head of a slightly supercilious-looking Apollo. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Extremely rare and with a youthful head of Apollo
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Olynthos. Circa 352-350 BC. Stater (Gold, 16 mm, 8.47 g, 6 h), under the magistrate Eudoridas. Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ / ΚΙΔ - ΕΩΝ Kithara with five strings; below, ΕΠΙ ΕΥΔΟΡΙΔΑ. Robinson & Clement Group W, IV (A IV/P IV). Extremely rare. Splendid, very well-struck and with a head of Apollo of great elegance and charm. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 125000 CHF
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MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.17 g). Goose standing to right, head turned to left; above, annulet. Rev. Rough incuse square. HGC 3, 519. HPM pl. IX, 5. SNG ANS 271. Toned and bold. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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From the Empedocles Collection
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.21 g, 6 h), c. 430-425. Dionysos, bearded and wearing a himation, reclining left on the back of a donkey walking to right, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left on the saddle cloth; in the exergue, grasshopper to right. Rev. MEN - ΔA - I - ON Linear square containing a vine with leaves, tendrils and four bunches of grapes. Gulbenkian 415 (same dies). Noe, Mende 90 (this coin cited). SNG ANS 348. A splendid example of the High Classical art of the later 5th century, struck from dies prepared by a master engraver, beautifully toned and with a refined and sober representation of the middle-aged Dionysos; one of the best known examples on the whole Mende series. Some minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 8.61 g, 9 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ Tripod with three high, oval handles and feet ending in lion’s paws; in field to right, bunch of grapes. Bellinger, Philippi 20. Very rare. Very sharply struck and perfectly centered. Some die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 40000 CHF
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MACEDON. Sermyle. Circa 500-470 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 16.31 g). SERMYΛIAO-N Armored warrior, holding spear aloft in his raised right hand, on horseback galloping to right; below, base formed of two horizontal lines enclosing a line of pellets. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square, with a cross-like ornament composed of five pellets at the center. AMNG III/2, 3, pl. XXI, 5 = de Hirsch 987 = Traité I 1668 (same dies). Well-centered. Uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 4000 CHF
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MACEDON. Stagira. Circa 530-525 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.19 g), the "Roses of Pangaeum" series. Wild boar moving to left above a pellet within a circle of dots; below and to left and right, three roses and two large pellets. Rev. Irregular incuse square. SNG ANS 732. Svoronos, Hel. Prim. 4 and pl. XVI, 40. Troxell and Spengler ANSMN 15, pl. 18, B. Extremely rare. With rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.60 g, 6 h), struck posthumously under Philip III, Pella, circa 323/2-315. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ Youth on horseback right; below, Θ. Le Rider, pl. 19, 453 (D236/R373). SNG ANS -. Clear and fully struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g, 7 h), Amphipolis, circa 334-323. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, rooster standing left. Price 79. Well-centered and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.58 g, 1 h), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, circa 311-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin rushing right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ΜΙ; to right below wing, monogram of ΜΥΡ within wreath. Price 3748. A superb, lustrous piece, beautifully struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.14 g, 5 h), struck under Kassander, Amphipolis, c. 307-297. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, Λ above torch; under throne, wreath containing a cross-shaped ornament. Ehrhardt 51. Müller 64. Price 488. Well-centered, and toned and of fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.97 g, 12 h), posthumous, Corinth, c. 310-290. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a high-backed throne with two Nikai on the uprights, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Athena standing left with spear and shield; below throne, ΔΕ. Noe 59.2, d (this coin). Price 702. Rare. Beautifully toned and boldly attractive. Slightly softly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 8.59 g, 5 h), Babylon, 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin. Rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in outer left field, wheel; in inner left field, below Nike's wing, monogram of ΔΗΤΕ. Price P193. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.55 g, 10 h), Babylon. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin. Rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in the inner left field, below her right wing, radiate head of Helios facing. Price P203 (this obverse die). Fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.15 g, 12 h), Pella, with Zoilos as chief mintmaster, c. 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with monogram of ΖΩ above and those of ΔI and ΒΕ below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; outside the wreath to left, star of eight rays. Mamroth, Philip 25. SNG Alpha Bank 1055. SNG Saroglos 939. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.20 g, 12 h), Pella, with Ar... as the chief mintmaster, c. 188/7-184. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with monogram of AP above and those of ΔI and ΠO below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; outside the wreath to left, caduceus. Mamroth, Philip 12. SNG Ashmolean 3272. Extremely rare. With a fine, older portrait of the king. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 15.38 g, 12 h), Pella or Amphipolis, circa 173-171. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above, monogram of NK; to right, monogram of ΑΥ; between legs, monogram of ΛΩ; all within an oak wreath with a plow below. HGC 3.1, 1094. Mamroth 20b; SNG Oxford 3277 (same obverse die). Lightly toned and well centered, and with an excellent portrait of Perseus. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.74 g, 6 h), struck under the ministers Hermias and Zoilos during the Third Macedonian War, on the Rhodian standard, from an uncertain mint in Thessaly, c. 171/0. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. EPMIAΣ Rose with bud to right; flanking the stem, Z - Ω. Price, Larissa pl. LV, 247. SNG Keckman 795. Very nicely toned. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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The First Issue of Larissa, from the BCD Collection
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 479-460 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 5.08 g, 12 h). Horse with head lowered, grazing to left; above, cicada to left. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ-ϞΑΙΟ-Ν Sandal of Jason to left with double-ax above; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 129 (this coin). HGC 4, 393. Extremely rare. Perhaps the first issue of Larissa. With a remarkably well-struck and well-centered obverse. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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THESSALY. Pherai. Alexander, tyrant, circa 369-358 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.82 g, 6 h). Head of Ennodia to right; in field to right, torch. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of roaring lion to right; below, labrys. BCD Thessaly II 129 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1475. Very rare and darkly toned, the obverse struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.75 g, 9 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull moving right. Rev. TPI-KK-AI-O-Ν Forepart of bridled horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD II 775.6 (same reverse die). SNG Munich 186. Beautifully toned and very well-centered, an unusually fine example. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1400 CHF
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THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.42 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Euph.... EY Youthful male head to left. Rev. ΤΡ - ΙΚ-K Forepart of horse to left; all within shallow incuse square. Seemingly unpublished but from the same dies as Nomos 21, 2020, 147. Very rare. Nicely centered. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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EPEIROS. Ambrakia. Circa 404-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.90 mm, 8.40 g, 12 h). A Pegasos flying right with straight wings. Rev. AMΠPAKIOTAN Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, tripod. Calciati 65 (same dies, but legend mistakenly recorded with Ω rather than O). Ravel, "Colts of Ambracia", 100 (A46/P68). Well-centered and with a reverse of fine style. Obverse lightly struck from worn dies and with some marks, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Stunning Corinthian-type stater with crested helmet!
EPEIROS. Ambrakia. Circa 360-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.35 g, 6 h). A Pegasus flying left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with a full crest; behind head to right, here off the flan, spear or spear head. BMC 43 (same dies). Calciati 111/2. De Luynes, 1888 (same dies). Pozzi 1751 (same dies). Ravel, "Colts of Ambracia", 168 (A74/P109). Sharply struck and of very fine style - one of the very few Corinthian-type staters with Athena's helmet bearing a crest. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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EPEIROS, Federal coinage of the Epirote Republic. Circa 234/3-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.01 g, 7 h), Dodona. Head of Zeus of Dodona to right, wearing oak wreath; behind head to left, monogram of ΕΚ. Rev. ΑΠΕΙ - ΡΩΤΑΝ Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt; all within an oak wreath. Franke Group II, 79 (V35/R 50). SNG Cambridge 2617 (this obverse die). An absolutely outstanding example, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Alyzeia. Circa 330-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.43 g, 12 h). Pegasos flying right with straight wings; below, A. Rev. AΛYZAI-[ΩN] Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right; behind head, bukranion. BCD 69 (same dies). BMC 5. Calciati 6. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.43 g, 3 h). AN Pegasus flying to right with straight wings; below, monogram of AN. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, monogram of AN and tripod. BCD -. Calciati 26. Attractive and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 340-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.43 g, 1 h). A Pegasos flying left with straight wings. Rev. AMΦI / ABP Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, spear pointing downwards. BCD 139. Pegasi 33. Toned. Obverse struck from a very worn die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 350 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 375-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.45 g, 11 h). Λ Pegasos with straight wings flying to left. Rev. ΛEY Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, murex shell. BCD Akarnania -. Calciati 69. HGC 4, 822. Rare. Attractive and well-struck on a broad flan. Some minor metal faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.38 g, 10 h). Pegasus with straight wings flying to right; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, kerykeion inclined to right and Λ. BCD Akarnania 221 var. Calciati 92. Toned and with a reverse head of lovely style. Obverse partially flat struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
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AKARNANIA. Thyrrheion. Circa 320-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.35 g, 9 h). Θ Pegasos flying left. Rev. Θ - Υ Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind head, pendant earring. BCD Akarnania 371. Calciati 10. Clearly struck and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 225-170 BC. Triobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.52 g, 6 h). Head of Aetolia to right, wearing kausia. Rev. AITΩΛΩN Calydonian boar right above two monograms; in the exergue, spearhead to right. Cf.BCD 509 ff (similar obverse dies). Tsangari -. Sharp and attractive, with a vigorous boar and a rather rural looking Aetolia. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 478-460. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.01 g, 12 h). Φ - Ο Frontal bull's head. Rev. ΦΟ Boar's protome with two legs to right; all within incuse square. BCD 204 (this coin "An exceptional specimen struck on a large flan and perfectly entered, with a lovely old collection toning"). Williams 88 (O 64/R 54) . Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 478-460. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.92 g, 8 h). ΦΟ (barely visible) Frontal bull's head. Rev. Forepart of boar, with two legs visible, to right; all within an incuse square . BCD 206 (this coin). Williams post 91 (O - / R 58). Attractive, toned and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 449-447 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.00 g, 3 h). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ-O-K-I Head of Artemis to right, her hair tied up in a krobylos, wearing necklace and pearl diadem. BCD 242 (this coin). SNG Delepierre 1278 (same dies). Williams 214 (same dies). Rare. Of a severe, early Classical style, nicely toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 225-171 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.91 g, 4 h), Thebes. Laureate head of Poseidon to right. Rev. ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ Nike standing to left, holding trident with her left hand and a wreath in her extended right; in field to left, monogram above Ξ. BCD 131 (same obverse die). SNG Blackburn 739. SNG Copenhagen 392. A superb piece of exceptionally fine quality: beautifully toned and of splendid Hellenistic style. Very possibly the finest known example of the series. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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BOEOTIA. Haliartos. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.00 g, 6 h). Boeotian shield adorned with upright trident. Rev. ΑRI-ΑR-Τ-Ι-ΟΝ Poseidon, nude, advancing right, extending his right hand and brandishing trident held in his upraised left. BCD Boiotia 163 (same dies). BMC 16. Head, Boeotia, 3. Pozzi 1378 (same dies). Extremely rare, possibly only the third known example of this die combination. Usual severe die break on the reverse and rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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EUBOIA, Euboian League. Circa 357-338 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.61 g, 11 h). Head of the Nymph Euboia to right, her hair bound in a roll around her head. Rev. ΕΥΒ Steer standing to right, his head turned slightly towards the viewer. Gillet 918 (this coin) = Wallace 14 (OVI/R 8, this piece cited as being in trade in 1950). Very rare. Struck in an austerely elegant Classical style, attractively toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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EUBOIA. Histiaia. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.35 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTI Bull standing right before grape vine; to right, monogram of TAΓ. BCD Euboia 375. SNG Copenhagen 516. Traité pl. CXCVIII, 14. Attractive old collection toning. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 500-490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.25 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet with a prominent dotted zick-zack crest holder, a simple necklace and a disc earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, in the field to left, olive sprig with a single berry and two leaves; traces of an incuse squad. Asyut Group IVa. Seltman Group Gi/ii, uncertain dies, but cf. A130, and P186. Cf. Svoronos pl. 4, 34. Bold and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 500-490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 17.19 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet with a dotted zick-zack crest holder and a disc earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Slightly slim owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, in the field to left, olive sprig with a single berry and two leaves; in the field to right, between the Θ and the Ε, either a curious die break or a small Υ or Τ; all within an incuse square. Selectman cf. P 147. Svoronos, Trésor, pl. 4, 42 var. An impressive and intriguing coin, nicely toned. Struck on quite a short flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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