nomos 1
6 May 2009
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 7.49 g 9). Head of eagle to left within wreath with a jeweled closing above Rev. Three pellets within torque with pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. De la Tour 9430. Kellner type IIA. KMW 444. Very rare. Nicely struck and centered. Attractively toned. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Middle Danube. Uncertain tribe. Late 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 12.47 g 10), variety of the Reiterstumpf/Kroisbach type. Beardless male head (Apollo) to left, with heavy brows and S-shaped locks of hair Rev. Rider, in the form of a crested head and torso (= “Helmschweif-Reiterstumpf”), his left hand stroking his chin, on horseback to left; below, two torques connected by a twisted rope. G. Gorini, Le emissioni del Kroisbach Typ, p. 82, 6 examples cited (in Spinei and Munteanu, edd., Miscellanea numismatica antiquitatis in honorem setagenarii magistri Virgilii Mihailescu-Birliba oblata. Bucharest, 2008). KMW 1396 (same reverse die). Lanz -. Very rare, only about a dozen of these coins are known. Attractively toned, well struck and fully centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 3
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. 450-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.54 g 11). ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟΝ (retrograde) Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with olive wreath Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΑΣ (retrograde) Man-headed bull, Achelous, standing to left; above, cicada to left. HN III 547. Jameson 42 = Rutter 3 (this coin). Of very great rarity, one of the earliest coins of Neapolis. Toned. A few minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 4
CAMPANIA. Suessa Aurunca. Circa 265-240 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.24 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his hair long and flowing down his neck; behind, spear head. Rev. SVESANO Dioscouros, wearing pileus and holding a palm branch tied with a fillet, riding to left with second horse beside him. De Luynes 204 = SNG Paris 1154. HN III 447. SNG ANS -. A wonderful piece, of the very best Hellenistic style, undoubtedly the finest coin of Suessa Aurunca known. Beautifully toned and perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 5
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.83 g 5). Helmeted rider on horse prancing to left, holding, in his left hand, a large shield ornamented with a dolphin and, in his right, two spears; above and to right, ΑIΛ; below, ΑΠΗ Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding on dolphin to left, holding spindle over his left shoulder; to left CΟΙ; to right, ornamental trident pointed downwards. Fischer-Bossert 1137. HN III, 940. Vlasto 648-650. A superb piece in exceptionally fine condition. Bright, lustrous, fresh and perfectly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 6
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Multiple lot consisting of a small bronze box, 53 mm by 42 mm and 28 mm high, containing 4 silver diobols of Tarentum. The box seems to date to the late 4th century and imitates the larger wooden boxes used as ossuary urns. The bottom part stands on four legs outlined by vertical lines engraved on the body surface, thus delineating the two ends of the box and its front and back. The sides and back are further decorated by two parallel horizontal engraved lines approximately one third up from the bottom. The lid, detached, has a rolled hinge and a flat top with remains of solder, presumably for attaching a decorative repoussé relief now lost. When found the box contained four diobols of Tarentum, all dating circa 280-228 (though probably in the earlier part of that period), and all with a helmeted head of Athena on their obverses and a standing figure of Herakles grappling with the Nemean Lion on their reverses. Their detailed description is as follows:

1. 1.14 g, 12. Athena with plain helmet/club to left and owl between legs of Herakles;

2. 1.26 g, 9. Athena with helmet adorned with hippocamp/owl to left and Ζ between the legs of Herakles;

3. 1.08 g, 5. As last,

4. 1.25 g, 3. Athena with helmet adorned with three pellets and Ζ/ aplustre to left. For the box, cf. M. True and K. Hamma, eds., A Passion for Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman (Malibu, 1994), 29 for a very similar box, slightly larger and with its original repoussé decoration intact. For the diobols, cf. HN III 1061 for all and, for 1., SNG ANS 1454-1455. SNG France 2123. Vlasto 1405; 2 & 3, SNG ANS 1450-1451. Vlasto 1399; 4. SNG ANS-. Vlasto 1376-1380. A fascinating object. The box has been professionally cleaned and restored, but is intact, the coins are all lustrous and basically as found - the first and third are slightly off center and the fourth has some die rust on the reverse. The box is in excellent condition, the coins are all about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 7
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 535-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.71 g). Forepart of lion to right, gnawing on stag’s leg Rev. Irregular incuse square. Dewing 451. HN III 1259. SNG Delepierre 399. Williams 21. Well struck and unusually well centered with all the design visible. Minor flan flaw on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 8
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.88 g, 8 h), circa 360. Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lionskin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. A beautiful and finely detailed coin of the best classical style. Lightly toned. Very minor flan cracks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16500 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 9
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 330-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.92 g 5). ΚΡΟΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ Eagle with spread wings standing left on olive branch Rev. Tripod with domed cover and fillets hanging from the handles; to right, serpent coiling left; to left, grain ear. Basel 202 (this coin). HN III 2176. SNG ANS 355-356. SNG Copenhagen 1798. SNG Lockett 628. A superb example, beautifully struck in high relief and attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 29000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 10
BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Time of Pyrrhos of Epeiros. Circa 275 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.44 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to left; below neck, monogram of ΝΕ Rev. ΛΟΚΡΩΝ / ΡΩΜΑ ΠΙΣΤΙΣ Roma seated right on low throne, holding short sword in her left hand and resting her right on shield at her side; before to right, Lokroi, as Pistis the personification of Faithfulness, standing left, crowing Roma with a wreath held in her right hand. BMFA 195. Kraay/Hirmer 293. HN III 2347. Jameson 449 (this coin). SNG ANS 531. Very rare, attractively toned, historically important and of fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 11
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 420-415/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.18 g), signed by the engraver Kratesippos on the reverse. Lion’s head seen from above and to the front. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, olive sprig; below chin in two lines of small letters, ΚΡΑΤΕΣΙΠΠΟ. Herzfelder 63. HN III 2494. Jameson 460. SNG Lloyd 696. SNG Lockett 657. An attractive coin, well-centered and sharply struck. Surfaces slightly matte as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 12
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.12 g 4). Lion’s head facing Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, olive sprig. Herzfelder 81. HN III 2496. SNG ANS 657. Very rare. Well struck in high relief with a beautiful head of Apollo in the finest late 5th century style. Attractively toned and beautifully detailed, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 13
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 460-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.00 g 1). ΤΕΡΣΝΑ Head of the nymph Terina to right, her hair bound with a fillet and tied up at the back Rev. ΝΣΚΑ (retrograde) Nike, wingless, standing right, holding olive branch in her right hand and placing her left on her hip; all within olive wreath. ACGC 707. HN III 2567. Holloway & Jenkins1. Kraay/Hirmer 272. Regling 1. Extremely rare, one of only three known specimens and the only example in private hands (the others are in Berlin and London). Lightly toned, a lovely coin of severe, early Classical style. A few minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 14
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 460-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.83 g 2). ΤΕΡΕΣ (retrograde) Head of the nymph Terina to right, her hair bound with a thin fillet; around, olive wreath Rev. Nike, with spread wings, standing facing, her head to left, holding wreath with both hands. ACGC 708. HN III 2569. Holloway & Jenkins 4. Regling 3. Extremely rare. Nicely toned, the finest example known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 15
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 510-500 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.88 g 8). ΑΚRΑCΑΝΤΟΣ Eagle with closed wings standing left Rev. Crab. Basel 252. Jenkins, Gela pl. 37, 2. SNG ANS 907 var. SNG Copenhagen 23. Nicely toned and with a bold and very sharply struck eagle. An unusually fine example. Reverse slightly weakly struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 16
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.88 g 9). ΑΚΡΑ Eagle standing to left, wings closed Rev. CΑΣ (retrograde) Crab within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela Group III. SNG ANS 949. A splendid piece, bright, lustrous, very well struck and perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.01 g 3). ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙΝΟΝ Eagle with spread wings to left, perched on dead hare lying on a rock and tearing at it with its beak; on rock, cockle shell and murex Rev. Crab; to left, cockle shell; to right, sea snail; below, a large fish with open jaws, probably a Mero. Basel 257. Gulbenkian 163-164. Kraay/Hirmer 174. Rizzo pl. I, 16. Seltman pl. I, 1. Extremely rare. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 18
Sicily, Akragas. Circa 409-406 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.43 g 7). ΑΚΡΑΓ ΑΝΤΙΝΟΝ (second part retrograde) Nike driving galloping quadriga to left, holding the reins of three horses with her left hand (one rein is trailing on the ground in front) and a goad in her left; above, hanging on a nail, a tablet inscribed with the city name but with the spacing misjudged and the last two letters in the field; in exergue, long, thin club. Rev. Two eagles standing right on dead hare lying on a rock; the closer eagle has closed wings and his head raised in triumph, while the further has open wings and his head bent to tear at the hare; behind to left, lion’s head with open mouth to left. De Luynes 858 = Kraay/Hirmer 181 = Rizzo pl. III, 4 = Seltman, Engravers 14 . Extremely rare. A coin of great beauty and numismatic importance. Lightly toned. Some minor flatness of strike, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 19
SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.48 g 1). Nude rider galloping to right, hurling spear with his raised right hand Rev. CΕΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Basel 279. Jenkins, Gela Group 1b, 7. SNG ANS 4. SNG Lloyd 956. A superb example, attractively toned and beautifully struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 20
SICILY, Himera. Circa 480-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.80 g 4). ΗΙΜΕRΑ Cock standing left Rev. Crab . BMC 24. SNG ANS 155 ff. Westermark, Himera 4. Well struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 21
SICILY, Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.65 g 6). Head of Silenos to right Rev. KAT-A-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Boerhringer “Katan...”, Series III, Li 5; Rizzo pl. XIV 19. SNG ANS 1264. SNG Lloyd 911. Very rare. Attractively toned and exceptionally nice. A superb piece free from the usual crystallization found with these small coins, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 22
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 8). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ 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. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, fly seen from above. Caltabiano 516. SNG ANS 373. Struck from a rusty obverse die and with a minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, one of the best known examples, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 23
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 6). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ (retrograde) The Nymph Messana standing right, with fluttering gown, driving biga of mules to right, holding the reins and goad with both hands; in exergue, two dolphins swimming towards each other Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 536. SNG ANS 364. Lightly toned, well struck and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY, Mamertinoi. 270-220 BC. Hexas (Bronze, 8.64 g 11). ΑΡΕΟΣ Laureate head of youthful Ares to right; behind head, two pellets Rev. ΜΑΜΕΡΤΙΝΩΝ Athena standing at bay to right, holding transverse spear in her right hand and resting her left on shield set on the ground before her. CNS 21. SNG ANS 420-422. A beautiful piece, with a splendid head of Ares of very fine Hellenistic style, and with a very attractive, dark, olive-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 460. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.33 g 1). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath, and with his hair tied in a krobylos at the back; border of dots cut through by the beard, the krobylos and the wreath tips Rev. ΝΑΧΙΟΝ Nude, bearded and ithyphallic Silenos squatting, facing, turning his head to the left toward the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, supporting himself with his left hand propped on the ground. Basel 384. Cahn 54. Franke/Marathaki 102/129. Gulbenkian 230-231. Kraay/Hirmer 6. Randazzo 231 (this coin). Rizzo pl. XXIX, 1. SNG ANS 515 (all same dies). A spectacular example of this famous coin, one of the very best specimens in existence. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 775000 CHF
Estimate: 400000 CHF
Lot 26
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.09 g 6). Head of the youthful river-god Assinos to left, wearing wreath of parsley and with a tiny horn above his forehead Rev. ΝΑΞΙΩΝ Nude and bearded silen kneeling partially to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and branch in his left. Cahn 124. Hunterian 12. Extremely rare. A coin of wonderful style, exceptionally well struck and preserved. Some minor porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 540-515 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 9.10 g). Wild parsley leaf Rev. Incuse square divided diagonally into ten raised and lowered sections. Arnold-Biucchi 2. Selinus Hoard 20. SNG ANS 670 var. Beautifully struck in high relief on a broad flan. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 43.03 g 9), 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. A magnificent, lightly toned and beautifully struck coin, perfectly centered and free from all the die rust that usually plagues these coins. An exceptionally attractive specimen. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120000 CHF
Estimate: 80000 CHF
Lot 29
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm or 50 Litrai (Gold, 2.86 g 7), circa 295-289. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving biga galloping to right; below horses, triskeles to left; in exergue, Φ. Bérend, l’or pl. 9, 13 = SNG ANS 706. Very rare and of splendid style, a superb coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16500 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 30
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 9.30 g 12). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and pendant necklace. Rev. Horse standing right; to right, three pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIh. SNG Copenhagen 974. A splendid, fresh example, sharply struck. Attractively toned and lustrous, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 31
CARTHAGE. Circa 270-264 BC. Trihemistater (Gold, 12.48 g 12). Head of Tanit to right, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pendants. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left. De Luynes 3749. Jenkins & Lewis Group IX, 380-3. An elegant coin, very sharply struck and clear. Bright with some original luster. A few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 32
THRACE, Abdera. Circa 480-473/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.60 g), magistrate Dam.... Griffin seated left, with open wings and both forelegs raised; above to left, ΔΑΜ Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG II, 18. May, Abdera 71. Very rare. An exceptional piece, beautifully toned and perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 33
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.50 g 1). Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing to right; to right, kerykeion; all within incuse square. AMNG II, 288. BMC 5. May, Ainos, Group XXXI, 259. SNG Copenhagen 395. Nicely toned and centered; with a fine classical head of Hermes. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 34
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 408/7-407/6 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.77 g 7). Head of Hermes wearing petasos to right. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat walking right; below his raised right foreleg, crab waving his claws. May, Ainos 288 (A 179/P194). SNG Copenhagen 396. Very rare. Attractively toned and with a lovely head of Hermes. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 35
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 406/5-405/4 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.41 g 3). Head of Hermes wearing petasos to right Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing right, his front legs together, eating from a grape vine on the right. May, Ainos314 (A194/P212 ?). SNG Copenhagen 401 var. Lightly toned and with an elegant head of Hermes. Reverse slightly double struck and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 36
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 402/1-400/399 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.36 g 3). Head of Hermes facing, wearing petasos and with his head turned very slightly to his right Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing right, his forelegs close together; to right, grain. May, Ainos 334 var. (A209/P227 - a die combination unlisted by May). SNG Copenhagen 416. Rare. Lightly toned and most attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 37
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 396/5-394/3 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.67 g 1). Head of Hermes facing, wearing petasos and with his head turned very slightly to his right Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Goat standing to right; to right, hydria. May, Ainos 355 var. (A219/P-). SNG Copenhagen 412. Very rare. A superb piece of very fine style. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 38
THRACE, Maroneia. Circa 436/5-411/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 14.25 g 4), magistrate Posideios. ΜΑΡΩΝ Free horse springing to left; above, crested helmet to left; to left, Σ Rev. ΕΠΙ ΠΟΣΙΔΗΙΟ Grape vine with four bunches of grapes and four leaves. Schönert-Geiss 145.2 (this coin, but with incorrect weight). SNG Lockett 1193. West 18 (this coin). Very rare. Toned and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9750 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 39
MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.20 g). Lion to left, attacking bull kneeling to right, head lifted; in exergue, flower Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 516. Desneux 2 c (this coin). SNG ANS 1. Lightly toned and beautifully struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24500 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 40
MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 440. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.24 g 7). Lion to right, attacking bull, with head raised, collapsing to left; in exergue, fish swimming to left Rev. ΑΚΑΝΘΙΟΝ Raised quadripartite square surrounded by inscription; all within shallow incuse square. Desneux 96 ff. SNG ANS -. A very rare variety of magnificent Classical style. Well centered and with attractive toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 41
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 410. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.61 g, 6 h), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement Group H, 18bis. SNG ANS -. Very rare. A particularly nice example of one of the earlier tetradrachms of the Chalkidian League. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 42
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383-379. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.57 g 6), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Gulbenkian 420 var. Robinson & Clement Group M. With an elegant, boyish head of Apollo. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Lot 43
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 358-355. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.46 g 1), Olynthos, under the magistrate Olympichos. Laureate head of Apollo to right, a few locks of his hair falling down the back of his neck Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ / ΕΠΙ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΧΟΥ Lyre with seven strings; below magistrate’s name. BMFA 581. Kraay/Hirmer 413. Robinson & Clement 115. SNG ANS 508. Well struck on a broad flan and of very fine style. Attractively toned. Reverse slightly off-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 44
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 355-352. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.56 g 6), Olynthos, under the magistrate Ariston. Laureate head of Apollo to right Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ / ΕΠΙ ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝΟΣ Lyre with six strings; below, magistrate’s name. Gulbenkian 422. Robinson & Clement 134. SNG ANS 497. A lovely coin of splendid style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 45
MACEDON, Mende. Circa 425. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.06 g 3). Dionysos, wearing wreath and himation, reclining on the back of a donkey walking to right; he holds a kantharos in his right hand, propping it on his right knee, and rests his left hand on the donkey’s side Rev. ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ Inscription around linear square containing vine with four bunches of grapes and small leaf in the center; all within incuse square. Franke-Marathraki figs. 56 and 118. Gulbenkian 412.Noe, Mende 85. A superb piece, very attractively toned and one of the finest tetradrachms of Mende known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 46
MACEDON, Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g 4). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩ[Ν] Tripod with three handles and feet ending in lion’s paws; to right, horse’s head to left. Bellinger, Philippi 16 (this coin cited). Very rare. A fresh and attractive example. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 47
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Siris. Circa 500-490 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (1.02 g). Nude satyr kneeling right between two pellets Rev. Diagonally divided incuse square. SNG ANS 971-973. Svoronos pl. VIII, 13-17. Attractively toned, boldly struck, well-centered and made from good metal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2600 CHF
Lot 48
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454. Oktadrachm (Silver, 28.59 g), circa 492-480/479. Horse standing to the right, its bridle held by a warrior, wearing a petasos and holding two transverse spears, standing to the right behind him Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Kraay/Hirmer 384. Raymond pl. II, 5. SNG ANS 1. SNG Lockett 1266. Svoronos HPM p. 108, 16 and pl. XII, 6. Traité I, 1496 and pl. XLVII, 1. Very rare. A boldly struck and unusually fine example. Some deposits on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 49
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.64 g 12), Kolophon, 323-317. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below right, tripod. Le Rider pl. 93, 26. SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A splendid coin with a fine portrait; one of the finest known examples of this type. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 2.17 g), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. A splendid piece, lustrous and fresh, of lovely style, well struck and perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4750 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.37 g 12), Kolophon, 323-319. Head of Herakles to right with lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, eight-rayed star; to right, lance-head upwards. Price 1759. Lustrous and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 975 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 52
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.30 g 12), Kolophon. Head of Herakles to right in lionskin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΠΑ; below throne, Α. Price P47. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g X), Abydos, 318/7 . Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin leaping to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; below her right wing, cornucopiae; to left, monogram and pentagram. Price P36. Thompson, Abydos 171a. Perfectly centered and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 54
ILLYRO-PAEONIAN REGION, Damastion (Dardania). Circa 365/0-350/45 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.57 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to left Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΔΟ Tripod with lion’s feet on broad, inscribed base; to left, vertical knife and ΚΗ. May, Damastion 51 (this obverse die). SNG Ashmolean 3320 (same obverse die). Very rare. A beautifully struck and well centered piece; attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of EPEIROS. Alexander son of Neoptolemos. 350-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.94 g 12), Tarentum (?), circa 332. Head of Zeus Dodonaios to right, wearing oak wreath; below neck, Γ. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ Thunderbolt. Dewing 1438. PCG III. B, 28. Vlasto, Alexander Group D, 9c (this coin). Ward 460 (this coin). A particularly attractive example, of lovely style and unusually well preserved. Nicely toned, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 56
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 2.10 g, 12 h), Attic standard. Head of the youthful river-god Acheloos to right; behind, retrograde Ν. Rev. ΑΚΑΡΝΑΝΩΝ Apollo, nude but for drapery over his right leg, seated left on throne, holding bow in his right hand and leaning his left on the side of the throne; in field to left, plow. BCD Akarnania -, but cf. 14 for a quarter stater with a different letter and for references to an Attic standard stater and half-stater with the plow symbol. Cf. De Luynes 1916 (quarter stater with a monogram). Extremely rare, probably unique with this letter and symbol combination. Perhaps the finest example known of this coinage. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 57
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.02 g 11), Thyrreion (?) or Leukas. Pegasos flying left Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; below chin, Γ; behind head, youthful head of Acheloos to left. BCD Akarnania -. Pegasi 2 var. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Lustrous and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 58
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 382-356 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.01 g 5). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves and triple-pendant earring Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude but for helmet, moving right, holding short sword in his right hand and, in his left, shield adorned with a serpent on the inside; below, on ground, crested helmet to left with two spears with points to left and right. BMC 18. McClean 5428. Lustrous and attractive with beautifully detailed types. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 59
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 356-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.2 g 3). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude but for Corinthian helmet, advancing right, holding short sword in his right hand and, in his left, a shield ornamented with a griffin and a palmette on its interior; below left, eight-pointed star; below, broken spear. Gulbenkian 491. Wartenberg 6. A splendid example, beautifully toned, well-centered and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 60
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 356-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.19 g 6). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and necklace Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude but for crested helmet, striding right, holding short sword in his right hand and shield with his right; interior of shield ornamented with griffin running right and palmette; below right, bunch of grapes; on ground, broken spear. McClean 5431 and pl. 198, 7. SNG Copenhagen 45. A particularly lovely example, well centered and of the finest mid 4th century style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16500 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 61
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 338-316 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.80 g 11). Head of Persephone to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude, advancing to right, holding sword in his right hand and shield with his left; interior of shield adorned with serpent; below, kantharos. BMC 9-12. Nicolet & Oeconomides series 4, 129-134. SNG Copenhagen 50. An attractive coin, nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 62
BOEOTIA, Thebes. 525-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.06 g). Boeotian shield Rev. Square incuse with clockwise mill-sail pattern. BCD Boiotia 331 (this coin). BMC 5. Attractively toned and unusually nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 63
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395 BC. Hemidrachm (Electrum, 3.04 g 4). Head of Dionysos to right, bearded and wearing ivy wreath Rev. ΘΕ The infant Herakles seated facing, strangling two serpents. BCD Boiotia 470. BMC 89. Jameson 2063. Kunstfreund 198 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 302. Extremely rare. A lovely example with a particularly fine head of Dionysos. Uncleaned with deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 64
EUBOIA, Chalkis. Circa 170 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.94 g 1). Veiled head of Hera to right, wearing stephane, pendant earring and necklace Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Hera standing right, holding scepter in her right hand and reins in both, driving quadriga with horses walking to right; to left, Μ/Μ; to right, Σ; all within oak wreath tied on the left. BCD Euboia 235 (this coin). Picard - (but see issues 56 and 57). Unique. The only example of this issue known and one of only five Hellenistic tetradrachms of Chalkis in existence, the other four, from two issues, are all in museums (London, New York, Oxford and Paris). A superb piece of the finest style, beautifully struck and perfectly preserved. Uncleaned, with some traces of horn silver as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 86000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 65
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.40 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. An exceptionally well-preserved piece struck in very high relief. Minor bang at the top of the shell, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Lot 66
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 0.46 g 09). Lion walking to left; below, Σ Rev. Dove flying left; to left, Σ. BCD Peloponnesos -, but see 208 for a similar obverse. BMC 35 var. Extremely rare. Toned and nicely struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 67
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.24 g 8). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath Rev. Dove flying to left with wings open above and below; below dove’s neck, Ι; all within olive wreath tied on the right and with branch ends meeting on the left. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité 775, pl. CCXX, 12. Lightly toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 68
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.86 g 6). Chimaera, with right forepaw raised, moving to left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΙ Rev. Dove flying left. BCD Peloponnesos 284. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 69
ELIS, Olympia. 91st Olympiad. 416 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.91 g 2), signed by Da.... Eagle’s head to left; below, large white poplar leaf with the signature ΔΑ below the center vein Rev. F Α Thunderbolt with wings and volutes above, and volutes below; above, uncertain countermark. BCD Olympia -.Gulbenkian 541 (=Seltman 148 i, ex Locker-Lampson and Weber). Seltman, Temple 148 (BS/γπ). SNG Copenhagen 368 (=Seltman 148 e). Very rare. A splendid example of one of the finest of all the eagle-head staters of Olympia. Struck in high relief with exceptional detail. Slightly rough surfaces and minor countermark, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 70
ELIS, Olympia. 97th Olympiad. 392 BC. Stater (Silver, 121.01 g 1). Eagle standing left, grasping coiled snake with his talons and tearing at its coils with his beak; all on round shield with raised rim Rev. F Α Thunderbolt, with volutes above and flames below. BCD Olympia -. Seltman, Temple 167 ff. var. (BW/δζ, but this die combination unknown to Seltman). Very rare. Toned and nicely struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 71
ELIS, Olympia. 105th Olympiad. 360 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.90 g 10). Laureate head of Zeus to right Rev. FΑ Eagle, with wings folded, standing right on Ionic column capital. BCD Olympia 119 (this coin). Seltman, Temple 177 var. (CB/-, new reverse). SNG Delepierre 2145. Very rare. Attractively toned and with an impressive head of Zeus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 18400 CHF
Estimate: 23000 CHF
Lot 72
ELIS, Olympia. 105th Olympiad. 360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.78 g 9), Hera mint. Head of the eponymous nymph Olympia facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing necklace of pearls, broad ribbon across the top of her forehead and with her hair flowing loose Rev. FΑ Eagle, with closed wings, standing right on Ionic column capital; to left, kerykeion; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia -. Seltman, Temple pl. XII, 13 (same dies) = Traité III, 1131 and pl. CCXXXIII, 13. Of the highest rarity, the second example known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 73
ELIS, Olympia. 106th Olympiad. 356 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.01 g 6). Laureate head of Zeus to left Rev. FΑ Eagle, with closed wings, standing right on Ionic column. BCD Olympia -. BMFA 1212 (=Seltman 181b). Seltman, Temple 181 (CD/δρ). SNG Copenhagen 385 (=Seltman 181c). A particularly nice example with a wonderful head of Zeus, free from the die rust usually found on coins struck from this die. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 74
ELIS, Olympia. 106th Olympiad. 356 BC. Stater (Silver, 121.18 g 6). FA Head of Hera to right, wearing narrow stephane ornamented with a palmette and a lily Rev. Eagle standing right with closed wings and head turned back to left; all within olive wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 644. BCD Olympia -. Seltman 309 ff. var. (EX/θυ, but this die combination was unknown to Seltman). A lovely example, the finest known of this die pair. Lightly and attractively toned. Some flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 75
MESSENIA, Korone. Circa 100-50 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.35 g 11). Helmeted head of Athena to right Rev. ΚΟΡ Bunch of grapes; all within ivy wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 788. BMC 5. Grandjean pl. XXVI, 8. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 76
MESSENIA, Messene. Circa 35 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.40 g 11), Polykles. Diademed head of Zeus to right Rev. ΜΕΣ / ΠΟΛΥΚΛΗΣ Tripod within inscription; all surrounded by an olive wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 753. Grandjean 203. SNG Copenhagen 507. Rare. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 77
LAKONIA, Lakedaimon (Sparta). Areus I. 309-265 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.91 g 6), struck circa 267-265. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΕΟΣ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle with closed wings standing right on his right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, Η; in exergue, club to right. BCD Peloponnesos -. Grunauer 1 var. A unique variety of a series that is itself of the highest rarity. One of only four tetradrachms of Areus I known, and the only example not in a museum. . Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 68000 CHF
Estimate: 70000 CHF
Lot 78
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 420/10 BC. Diobol (Silver, 2.00 g 4). Corinthian helmet to right Rev. Corinthian helmet facing with Α to right; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1036. BMC 29. SNG Copenhagen 20 var. Very rare. Toned. Some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 79
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 330-270 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.91 g 10). Forepart of wolf at bay to left. Rev. Large Α with Π Ρ to left and right; below, dolphin left over club left; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1087. BMC 75. An attractive example, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 80
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 330-270 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.84 g 6). Σ (retrograde) Head of wolf to left. Rev. Large Α with Π Ρ to left and right; below, club left; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1090. BMC 94. Toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 81
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 270-260/50 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.14 g 7). Wolf at bay to left; above, Θ Rev. Laureate and crested Corinthian helmet to left between Π - Υ. BCD Peloponnesos 1114. BMC 86-87. Attractive and well-centered. Lightly toned, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1050 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 82
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 90-50 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.32 g 7), Epikrates. Forepart of wolf at bay to right Rev. Large Α with star of eight rays below and ΕΠΙΚΡΑΤΕΟΣ around; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1171. BMC 113. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 83
ARKADIA. Kleitor. Circa 300-270/60 . Triobol (Silver, 2.78 g, 5 h), Rayed head of Helios facing, cloak tied around his neck. Rev. ΚΛΗ Bull butting to right. BCD Peloponnesos 1429 (this coin). BMC 3. Traité III, 920. Rare. Nicely toned and very attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 84
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.72 g 7), Mantinea. Zeus Lykaios seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying left above his right Rev. ARKA Head of Kallisto to left, wearing a taenia, a simple necklace with a pendant and with her hair bound in a queue at the back; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1457/8 var. Williams III, 2, 237. Very rare. Toned and with a beautiful head of Kallisto. Crystallized surfaces and with a minor flaw on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 85
ARKADIA, Psophis. Circa 460s-440s BC. Obol (Silver, 1.03 g 1). Protome of the Keryneian Hind to right Rev. Fish swimming transversely to right between X and O; all within incuse square bordered by rays. BCD Peloponnesos -, but cf. 1669 ff.. Extremely rare. Slightly crystallized surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 86
ARKADIA, Stymphalos. Circa 370-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.88 g 5), Circa 350s-340s. Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress to right Rev. ΣΤΥΜΦΑΛΙΟΝ Head of water-bird with one crest feather to right. BCD Peloponnesos 1697-1698 var. Very rare. Nicely toned and clearly struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 87
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.84 g, 7 h), Tegea. Zeus Lykaios, seen partially from behind, seated right on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying right over his right. Rev. APKADIK (retrograde) Head of Kallisto, three-quarter facing to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos -, but cf. 1715. Williams 207. Very rare. Toned. Some edge cracks, two minor digs on the reverse and with a lightly struck obverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 88
CYCLADES, Naxos. Circa 520/15-490 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.48 g). Kantharos with ivy leaf above and bunch of grapes hanging from each handle. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Burlington Exhibition 1903, 376 = Holloway 6a = Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos I 27b = Sheedy 23b = Weber 4679 (this coin). Rare. Attractively toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 89
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 330-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.22 g 10), circa 280. Europa, semi-nude, seated facing in plane tree, raising her veil with her right hand and, with her left, holding eagle with spread wings in her lap Rev. Bull standing to left, head turned back to right to ward off a fly from his left rear hoof. BMC 27 var. Kunstfreund 206 (this coin). Le Rider pl. XVIII, 22 var. Svoronos, Numismatique 74 var. One of the finest existing coins of Gortyna - extremely well-designed, beautifully struck and with an attractive patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 64000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 90
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 16.05 g). Head of a goat with long beard to left; behind truncation, tunny fish swimming upwards Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1421. Rosen 438 (this coin). SNG France 186. Von Fritze I; 48 (this coin). Very rare. Nicely centered. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 91
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 480. Hekte (Electrum, 2.75 g). Lion, with right forepaw raised and open jaws, seated left on tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1452. SNG Paris 216-218. SNG con Aulock 7297. Von Fritze I, 85. Rare. Sharply struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 92
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 480-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.71 g). Sphinx, with ornamental tendril on her head and with her right forepaw raised, standing left on tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1451. SNG Paris 278-279. SNG von Aulock 1200. Von Fritze I 127. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
Lot 93
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Electrum, 16.08 g). Head of Attis to right, wearing Phrygian cap ornamented with stars; below, tunny to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 291. Von Fritze I, 142. A superb coin with a splendid head of Attis, beautifully preserved and perfectly struck in high relief. Surely the finest known example of this engaging type. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 94
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 360. Stater (Gold, 8.41 g, 12 h). Veiled head of Demeter to left, wearing a wreath of lotus flowers, pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. Forepart of winged horse to right. Baldwin, Lampsakos 16. BMC 27. SNG Paris 1157 = Traité II, 2544. Extremely rare and with a splendid and serene head of the goddess. Some minor marks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 52500 CHF
Lot 95
ISLANDS off TROAS, Tenedos. Circa 550-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.94 g 9), c. 490-480. Janiform head: on the left, bearded male face to left; on the right, female face to right; both have archaic, almond-shaped facing eyes, both wear a stephane, both share a disc earring with a rosette pattern and a double-curved pendant; and there is a necklace of pearls Rev. tE˜E (retrograde) Helmeted and bearded male head to left, wearing pearl necklace; above to left, inscription; all within incuse square. BMC 8 = Traité I, 630, pl. XIV, 9 var. Extremely rare. Lightly toned and of superb late Archaic-early Classical style; a magnificent coin of great beauty. Slightly porous surfaces, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 145000 CHF
Estimate: 80000 CHF
Lot 96
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.57 g 11). Forepart of a bull to left with a beaded wreath decorating the truncation Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right, all incuse; behind, irregular incuse rectangle. Bodenstedt 2 var. SNG von Aulock 1683. Very rare. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 97
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.57 g, 4 h). Forepart of a winged boar flying to right, with one wing above and the other below his body. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to left, all incuse; behind, irregular incuse rectangle. BMFA 1678. Bodenstedt 10. Very rare. Attractively toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 98
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.60 g 12), circa 480. Ram’s head to right; below, cock walking to right, pecking at the ground Rev. Incuse head of a bull to left, the neck truncation formed by a rough incuse rectangle. Bodenstedt 22. Very rare. An unusually sharp and beautiful example. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9750 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 99
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.57 g 1). Female head to right, her hair bound up with criss-crossing ribbons Rev. Panathenaic amphora with pointed lid; to left, palm branch; all within linear frame. Bodenstedt -. Apparently unpublished and unique. An important and exciting coin of lovely late classical style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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