nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Gaul, Massalia. c. 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 2.41 g 6). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA / ΛIHTΩN Lion prowling to left, with open jaws and upraised right forepaw; below, I-Δ-A. LT -. SNG Copenhagen 781 var. Nicely and sharply struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
LUCANIA, Velia. c. 280 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20mm, 7.42 g 1). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasus; above visor, A; before neck, Φ; behind neck, IE in shallow incuse square. Rev. ΥEΛH[TΩN] Lion attacking stag to left. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 33. HN III 1318. Williams 545 ff. Nicely toned, struck on a broad flan and of lovely style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
SICILY, Entella. Punic issues, c. 345/38-320/15 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 17.22 g 3). Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; to right, thymiaterion. Rev. Horse prancing right before palm tree; to right, Nike flying left, above kerykeion, to crown the horse; below horse, two Punic letters. Jenkins, Punic 96. SNG Lockett 1041. An attractive piece, nicely toned and of good style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
SICILY, Himera. c. 430-420 BC. Trias (Bronze, 24mm, 9.42 g). Facing gorgoneion with open mouth, protruding tongue and prominent teeth. Rev. Four pellets. Calciati 8. SNG ANS -. Very rare. An outstanding example with a fine green patina. Slightly softly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
SICILY, Katane. c. 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.84 g 6). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische LI 6-7. Rizzo pl. XIV, 18 var. SNG ANS 1266. A remarkably attractive example, nicely toned and with some original luster. Some minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
SICILY, Leontini. c. 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.06 g 3), by the ‘Maestro della foglia’. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. An attractive toned example. With the usual die fault behind the eye on the obverse and a minor scrape in the hair, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
SICILY, Naxos. c. 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 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: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
SICILY. The Sikeliotes, c. 214-213 BC. 25 Litrai (Gold, 12mm, 2.07 g 12), Morgantina. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; behind neck, two pellets; to left, thunderbolt. Rev. ΣΙΚΕΛΙΩΤΑΝ Owl with closed wings standing to right, head facing front; to left, monogram of ΤΙΣ (or ΗΣ). Nomos 5, 25 October 2011, 119 (same dies, otherwise unpublished). The second and finest known example. A coin of great interest and significance. A few very minor marks and somewhat roughly struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: Withdrawn
Estimate: 20000 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. c. 415-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.21 g, 1 h), signed by Eumenes on the reverse. Quadriga galloping to left with its driver, holding the reins with both hands and a goad in his right, crowned by Nike, flying to right above, with a wreath held in both of her hands. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound tightly around her head, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple necklace; below neck, EVMHNOV; around head, four dolphins, three swimming upwards to left and one swimming downwards to right. BMC 141. De Luynes 1180. SNG ANS 256. Tudeer 19 (all from the same dies). Nicely toned and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.24 g 12), c. 485-483. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 45. Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 10 (same obverse die) and 22 (similar reverse). Very rare. Attractively toned - a superb, high relief example of late archaic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 33mm, 43.17 g 6), signed on the reverse 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, panoply of arms arranged on two steps, the lower inscribed, ΑΘΛΑ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing a single pendant earring and a pearl necklace, her hair bound in a net behind and with a hair band inscribed ΚΙ over her forehead; swimming around her head, four dolphins: two opposed before her face, one below her neck and one behind her head. Jongkees 7 (dies B/ζ). Nanteuil 357 (this coin). SNG Lloyd 1410 (same dies). A superb piece, in excellent silver and with a clear engraver’s signature. Good very fine/extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 270000 CHF
Estimate: 330000 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Gelon, son of Hieron II, 275-216/5 BC. 4 Litrai (Silver, 16 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), c. 240. Diademed head of Gelon to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣIOI ΓΕΛΩΝΟΣ Eagle with closed wings standing to right on a thunderbolt; to left, E; to right, BA. BMC 534. SNG ANS 898 (same reverse die); SNG Lockett 1020. Giesecke pl. 25, 12 (same dies). Rare. An unusually fine, toned and attractive example with an elegant portrait of fine hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
ZEUGITANA, Carthage. c. 310-270 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19mm, 7.53 g 12). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace of oblong pendants; in field to left, pellet. Rev. Horse standing right; below exergual line, three pellets. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 53 = pl. VI, 10 (this coin). Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 280. SNG Copenhagen 137 (same dies). A lovely example of very good style and very well struck. A few uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. mid 4th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.93 g 6), under the magistrate Kleinias. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΚΛΕΙΝΙΑΣ Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 455 (but obverse head to right), otherwise unpublished except for the examples that appeared as NAC 66, 38 and Lanz 156, 80. Very rare, the third and best example known. A lovely coin, of excellent style and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
THRACE, Chersonesos. c. 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.39 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet, in the other, garlanded pilos. McClean 4078. Bold, attractive and with an interesting symbol. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 11
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.66 g 9). Rider galloping to right, bearded and nude but for high helmet, hurling spear with his raised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Kraay & Hirmer 156. Jenkins, Gela 28. SNG ANS 5. SNG Ashmolean 1720. Attractively toned and with a very powerful reverse. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.33 g 12), Ephesos, c. 294-287. Head of the deified Alexander to right, horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left; on left, kithara; on throne, Α. Thompson 174. A beautifully struck, bright and fresh piece on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 17.24 g 5), Amphipolis, 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; behind, transverse spear with point below left; on the inner left and the outer right, monogram. Müller 543 var. Thompson 201. Lightly toned, well struck and with a portrait in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.98 g, 8 h), Lysimacheia, probably early posthumous, c. 280-270. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike crowning the king’s name in her outstretched right hand; behind, transverse spear; in outer left field, monogram; in inner left, lion’s head to left; in the exergue, K within a linear circle. Müller -, but cf. 47 for the same monograms but differently arranged. Thopmson -. Nicely toned and attracitve. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
MACEDON, Aineia. mid 4th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.11 g 4). Head of the nymph Aineia to right, wearing wreath of leaves and a prominent triangular pendant earring. Rev. ΑΙΝΕ-ΗΤΩ-Ν Bull standing to right, its head turned back to left. Struck from the same dies as CNG 67 (2004), 401 and Giessener Münzhandlung 102 (2000), 133, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare. The finest of five known examples, nicely centered and very well struck. Very slight traces of double striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
MACEDON, Akanthos. c. 480-470 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.50 g). Head and neck of lioness seen from above. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein 29. SNG ANS 27-29. An attractive, bold example with a dark patina as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.49 g 12), Pella, 342/1-337/6. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to right, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Le Rider 195 (D114/R157). Attractively toned and of splendid style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.48 g 12), Pella, c. 336/5-329/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to left, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, kantharos. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 13 = pl. VI, 13 (this coin). Le Rider 344f (this coin, taken from a cast in Berlin). A lovely and attractively toned piece of very fine style. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1950 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.19 g 10), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ Ο. Price 3971. A remarkably fine example of this desirable type. Toned and of the finest style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.61 g 6), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, trident head downwards. Price 172. A splendid piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.59 g 5), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, c. 311-305. 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 left below wing, monogram within wreath. Price 3749. Sunrise 168 (this coin). A superb, lustrous example, sharply struck and of exceptional quality. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 16500 CHF
Nomos AG, 33
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.10 g 10), possibly Chios or an uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 290-270. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left, to left, triskeles. Price -. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Extremely rare. Very attractively toned and with an especially interesting symbol. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.72 g 12), Odessus, c. 125-70. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ΘE above knee, ΟΔΗ monogram underneath the throne. Price 1181. A splendid, bright, sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 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 ΜΕ and ΒΕ below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; to left, [star of eight rays]. Mamroth, Philip 31. SNG Ashmolean 3271. SNG Berry 374. An attractive piece, but struck on a small, tight flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos, c. 335-315 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 12.69 g 11). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠΑ-ΤΡΑΟΥ Paeonian horseman, wearing crested helmet and full armor, galloping right and spearing fallen Persian cavalryman (wearing kybasia and robeslat kausia, and holding a round shield); below horse’s tail, thunderbolt; to right, bunch of grapes. AMNG Pl. XXXVII, 17 (same dies). Cf. Paeonian Hoard 100 ff. (same obverse die). An exceptional and rare variant, struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3300 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. c. 450-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 10.35 g 3). Cow standing to right, turning her head back to left to lick calf suckling to left; above, ΜΕ. Rev. Δ Υ Ρ Double stellate square within a square linear border; to right, vertical club; all within a linear circle. BMC 22-23. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 9 (this coin). A very attractive, nicely toned example. Some minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thebes. c. 405-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 11.91 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ - Ε Bearded head of Dionysos, three-quarters facing, turned slightly to right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 457 (this coin). BMC 104. Jameson 1164. Very rare. Attractively toned and with an elegant and serene head of Dionysos of the finest Classical style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 44000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thebes. c. 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.16 g), under the magistrate Phido..., c. 363-338. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΦΙ - ΔΟ Amphora with tall handles and a decorated upper half; above, bunch of grapes on vine branch. BCD Boiotia 561 (this coin). Hepworth 91. Nicely centered and very well struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.97 g 10). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves, sprig with palmette and round earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing, with triple-pronged tail feathers; behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Starr Group V.B. Struck on a tight flan and with some minor marks from cleaning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A bright and well struck Drachm from Lysimachos
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.29 g 12), Ephesos, struck circa 294-287. Head of the deified Alexander to right, horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left; on left, bee to left between Ε - Φ. Thompson 168. An attractive, bright example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.01 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8a ff. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 13-14. A very sharp and well struck piece with iridescent toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 4.18 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Kroll 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. Attractive, toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.16 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. An attractive, clearly struck piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. c. 345-307 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.59 g 2). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Α Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on bowl; behind neck, aegis with Gorgon’s head. BCD Corinth -. BMC 253-254. Pegasi 427. Ravel 1009. Nicely toned and well struck. Minor die marks on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 775 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
PHLIASIA, Phlious. c. 280-270 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.66 g 7). Bull butting to left, head lowered and turned to face the viewer. Rev. Φ Ivy wreath with four inner leaves, tied at the bottom and with a rosette of seven berries at the top. BCD Peloponnesos 136 (this coin). BMC 18 ff. Attractively toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. c. 86 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.52 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, ΠΑ; to left, ΓΑ; to right, Α; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 505. BMC 36. Clerk 63. Sharply struck and nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
ARGOLIS, Argos. c. 370-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 12.19 g 12). Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane ornamented with palmettes, an earring and a pearl necklace, and with her hair falling down the back of her neck; along the top of the stephane, almost imperceptible letters. Rev. ΑΡΓΕΙΩΝ Two dolphins swimming in a circle to the left; between them, crab swimming downwards. BCD Peloponnesos 1061 (this coin). BMC 40. SNG Lockett 2495 (same dies). Extremely rare. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Summer 363 - Spring 362 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.13 g 9), signed on the reverse by the magistrate Oly(mpios). Laureate head of Zeus Lykaios to left. Rev. Youthful Pan, nude and with his head facing, seated to left on a rock that is covered by his mantle, holding a lagobolon in his right hand and resting his left elbow on the rock; to left, Arkadian League monogram; at the foot of the rock, syrinx and, in small letters, ΟΛV. BCD Peloponnesos 1512(this coin). BMC 48 = Kraay/Hirmer 512 (same dies). D. Gerin, “Les statères de la ligue Arcadienne,” SNR 65 (1986) p. 17, 22 (this coin). Jameson 1276 (same dies). Kunstfreund 203 (same dies). Very rare. Beautifully toned, of superb late Classical style, and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220000 CHF
Estimate: 250000 CHF
Nomos AG, 65
PAPHLAGONIA. Amastris. c. 285-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 9.57 g, 12 h). Head of Mithras to right wearing Persian mitra adorned with laurel wreath and star. Rev. ΑΜΑΣΤΡΙΕΩΝ Aphrodite seated left on throne, holding Nike and lotos-tipped scepter; below throne, monogram; to left, rose. BMFA 1362 (same dies). RG 11. Rare, of lovely style and very well centered. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
LESBOS, Mytilene. c. 500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.55 g 5). Ram’s head to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right; behind, rectangle divided into two squares; all incuse. BMC 7-9. Bodenstedt 16. SNG von Aulock 1688 and 7719. Rare. An attractive pair of animal heads. Rooster’s head off the flan as usual, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Archepolis, c. 459 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 1.03 g 10). [Α]-Ρ Diademed head of Zeus to right, with pointed beard. Rev. ΑΜ Head of an eagle to left, shown horizontally across a lozenge-shaped incuse square bordered by dots. Hauck & Aufhäuser 19, 21 March 2006, 119. Nollé & Wenninger p. 58, fig a. Extremely rare. Toned and with a remarkably fine portrait of Zeus (possibly a disguised portrait of Archeopolis, or even Themistokles). Flan crack and minor wear, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 11250 CHF
Lot 50
Ionia, Phokaia. c. 360s BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11mm, 2.55 g). Head of youthful Satyr to left, with an animal ear and wearing an ivy wreath with berries over his forehead. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 87.10 (this coin). Jameson 1511 (same dies). SNG Berry 1081 (same dies). A lovely toned example with a strikingly fine head of a satyr. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
IONIA, Teos. c. 500-475 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 11.82 g). Μ Ε Griffin, with open mouth, seated to right on ornamental pedestal, his left forepaw raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 12 (same dies), but Μ below griffin apparently unnoticed by Balcer). Traité I, 500 = pl. XIII, 4 (same dies, the letter is visible). A bold and attractive coin, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 52
SATRAPS of CARIA. Hekatomnos, Circa 392/1-377/6 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 4.25 g). ΕΚΑ Head of a roaring lion to left, his leg stretched to right below. Rev. Stellate pattern. SNG Copenhagen 588. SNG Keckman 275. SNG von Aulock 2356. Bold and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 408/7-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 15.25 g 12), signed by Tauro.... Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to left and right; to right, ΤΑΥΡΟ. Ashton 6. Bérend 20 (this coin) = Hecatomnus 49a (A32/P42). Very rare. An attractive piece: toned and with a remarkably fine and serene head of Apollo. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 8200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.66 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Agesidamos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΓΗΣΙΔΑΜΟΥ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Artemis running to left. Ashton 206 var. SNG Keckman 534-5 var. (both with the magistrate’s name in the nominative, rather than the genitive as here). A lovely, lustrous and toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 925 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.72 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing to left. Ashton 208. SNG Keckman 537-539. Attractive and toned, but with some minor metal faults. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 620 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.71 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Timotheos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, term. Ashton 209. SNG Copenhagen 767-768. SNG Keckman 540-1. A lovely, bright and lustrous, lightly toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 825 CHF
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Zagaba, c. 400-380 BC. Third Stater (Silver, 15mm, 3.15 g 7). Lion’s scalp. Rev. zrçrBrCr Head of Athena, three-quarter facing to left, wearing crested and plumed helmet. Podalia 14. Very rare. With a wonderful facing head of Athena, beautifully preserved and in very good silver. Obverse very slightly off struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
CILICIA. Kelenderis. c. 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.64 g, 11 h). Youthful nude rider holding the reins with his right hand and a goad in his left, seated sideways on horse prancing to left, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. [ΚΕ]Λ Goat kneeling right, its head turned back to left; above, ivy branch. C.M. Kraay, ‘The Celenderis Hoard’, NC 1962, 14 (same dies). SNG Paris 48 (same dies, but with a Π on the obverse that was erased in the die before our coin was struck). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Attractive and lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
PHOENICIA, Arados. c. 172/1-111/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.11 g 1), year 99 = 161/0 BC. Bee with straight wings; to left, date ΘϘ (=99); to right, retrograde Σ. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing right before palm tree. BMC 157. Duyrat 2823. Well struck and fresh. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Alexander’s Empire in the East, Satraps of Babylonia. Babylon. period of Stamenes through Seleukos, c. 328-311. Double Daric (Gold, 17mm, 16.61 g). Persian king in running-kneeling position to right, wearing kidaris and kandys and with a quiver over his shoulder, holding spear in his right hand and bow in his left; to left, satrapal bonnet. Rev. Large ‘wave’ pattern incuse punch. Friedberg 462 (this coin illustrated). Nicolet-Pierre 12. Sunrise 159 (this coin). Very rare. Boldly and clearly struck. Some flat striking and a few very minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 26mm, 27.83 g 12), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandreia. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay/Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. A lovely, high relief coin struck from fresh dies. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17750 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Vitellius, 69. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.28 g 5), Rome, April-December 69. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod with covered vessel; below, raven standing right; above, dolphin to right. BMC 39. Cohen 111. RIC 109. Nicely struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.20 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. A very well and sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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