nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Andecavi. 2nd century BC. Stater (Base gold, 19.5mm, 7.23 g 2). Celticized head of Apollo to right, with strings of pearls ending in miniature human heads coming out of his own head and with a hippocamp above. Rev. Charioteer, driving a cart drawn by a centaur to right, holding the reins in his right hand and a long branch ending in a vexillum-like banner in his left; below, winged male figure, apparently lying prone to right. D&T 2118 (Veneti). De la Tour 6830. Depeyrot, NC VIII, 99.23 (this coin). Gruel & Morin 41 (Veneti). An attractive piece struck on a broad flan with excellent detail. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Insubres. Later 3rd - first half 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.19 g, 2 h). Wreathed head of Artemis to right, wearing a triple pendant earring and a pearl necklace, and with her hair in small curls. Rev. Lion with scorpion-like head standing to right; above, barbarized pattern of lines imitating an inscription. CCCBM II S17. Pautasso, Contributi, 1970, pl. XVII, 54. SLM 1007. Rare in this condition. A very attractive example, well struck and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 2.48 g), Zürcher Type. Thunderbolt. Rev. Mountain goat standing left, his head turned back to right. BMC G xxxiii, S 377. SLM 905 ff. Toned and uncleaned as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 4
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 380-336 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.78 g). Bare head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 333 ff. Well struck, clear and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 5
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 390/86-218/5 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.75 g). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. Μ - Α in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 351 ff. With a clear and well-centered obverse on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 6
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.70 g 11). Head of Artemis to right, wearing olive wreath, pendant earring and simple necklace; behind, at her neck, bow and quiver. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ Lion walking to right, his head slightly lowered; in exergue, Η Η. C. Brenot, Les Monnaies Massaliètes, Lyon (ND), Groupe I, série 3, 60-62. Brenot & Sias, Marseilles, Groupe I, 28/1-3. De la Tour 940-943 and pl. III, 942. An attractive coin of lovely style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 7
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.65 g 5). Head of Artemis to right, her hair in curls, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ / ΛΙΗΤΩΝ Lion walking right; to right, Α. C. Brenot, Les Monnaies Massaliètes, Lyon (ND), Groupe I, série 5, 63-65. Brenot & Sias, Marseilles, Groupe II, 29/1-3. De la Tour 945. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 8
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 150-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 2.69 g 8). Draped and diademed bust of Artemis to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ / ΛΙΗΤΩΝ Lion walking right; to right, Α over Ο. Brenot & Sias, Marseilles, Groupe II, 37/1. Attractive, lightly toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 9
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 480-470 BC. Nomos (Silver, 16mm, 7.81 g). ΤΑRΑϞ (retrograde) Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right; below, scallop. Rev. Wheel of four spokes. Fischer-Bossert 80h (this coin). HN III 833. Toned as found but with slightly rough surfaces, nevertheless well struck and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 10
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 470-465 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.92 g 9). Scallop shell. Rev. Diademed head of Satyra to left within a linear circle; all within shallow incuse. HN III, 840. Jameson 94 (this coin). Vlasto 1147/8 var. Very rare. With a dark patina as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 11
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.31 g 11). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. Herakles kneeling to right, fighting the Nemean lion; to left, club; above to right, grasshopper. HN III 976. SNG Copenhagen 979. Vlasto 1327. A splendid example, very well centered and of the finest style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 12
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.67 g 3). Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing with spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; below, dolphin to left; to left, above and below arm, Ω / Σ; below, dolphin to left. Fischer-Bossert Group 73, 886. SNG ANS 1004. Vlasto 614. An attractive piece of good style. Some die rust and surface erosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 13
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 7.75 g 6), Sa... and Arethon. ΣΑ - ΑΡΕ / ΘΩΝ Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse’s head. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a tripod in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin; below, ϹΑΣ. HN III 957. Vlasto 666. An attractive piece, well centered on a broad flan and beautifully toned. Lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 675 CHF
Lot 14
Lucania, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.73 g 11). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΜΕ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1553. Johnston A4.2. Of particularly fine style, and nicely toned. A few minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 15
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 2.03 g 11). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Μ Ε Three barley grains with two letters and a fly between them. HN III 1699. Johnston Bronze 63. SNG ANS 583. A really attractive piece with a dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 16
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.58 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley; to left, satyr standing on barley leaf and playing pipes. HN III 1614. Johnston D2.8. SNG Lloyd 395. Rare. Nicely toned. Areas flatly struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 7
Lot 17
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.71 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears; in field to left, Π. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley; to left, ram’s head right on barley leaf; between leaf and ear, aspirate and Α. HN III 1617. Johnston D3.1. Very nicely toned and attractive. Some areas of flat striking on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 18
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 7.79 g 2). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right; on the neckpiece, ΣΩ. Rev. [ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ] / ΣΩΓ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; below, between the hind legs, monogram of ΑΡ; below to right, dove; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1820. SNG ANS 1060 (same dies). A lovely, toned coin of excellent style. Slightly tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 19
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 1.13 g 3). Head of a nymph to right, her hair bound in an elaborate sakkos tied at the top; below chin, Ε. Rev. Owl, facing with spread wings, standing on Ζ. HN III 1314. SNG ANS 1278. Williams 636. Rare. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 20
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Drachm or Third Stater (Silver, 15mm, 2.72 g 12). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws; to right, crane standing to left; border of dots. Rev. As the obverse but incuse and without the crane; rayed border. HN 2083. SNG Copenhagen 1757. Scarce. Nicely struck and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 425 CHF
Estimate: 475 CHF
Lot 21
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.88 g 5). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three handles and legs ending in lions’ paws; border of dots. Rev. Eagle flying right, with spread wings (incuse); rayed border. HN III 2095. SNG ANS 287 (same dies). An attractive example, with a splendid reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 22
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.99 g 1). Eagle, with folded wings and head turned back to left, standing right on architrave with triglyph below (?); to right, goat’s skull. Rev. Ϙ ΡΟ Tripod with high neck and lion’s feet; to right, olive sprig. HN III 2147. SNG ANS 340 (same dies). A pleasant piece, nicely toned and bold. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 23
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.82 g, 6 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A splendid piece, struck in high relief and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.51 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a full beard and long hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΑΙ - ΝΙ Boar standing right. De Luynes 836 var. SNG Copenhagen 3 var. Rare. Nicely toned and of very attractive style. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.37 g 12). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟC (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab; below, lotos flower on double spiral vine; all within a shallow circular incuse. Randazzo 15. Rizzo pl. I, 11-12. SNG ANS 981. SNG Ashmolean 1671. Nicely toned. A beautiful coin struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 26
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 19mm, 2.99 g 12), Sirmium, 324. CONSTANTINVS AVG Laureate head of Constantine to right. Rev. SARMATIA DEVICTA / SIRM Victory advancing to right, holding trophy in her right hand and palm branch in her left, treading on bound captive to right. RIC VII, 48. A well struck and historically interesting coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18mm, 8.78 g 2). Rider galloping to right, bearded and nude but for high helmet, hurling spear with his raised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Gela 86.6 (this coin). An attractively toned coin of lovely style. Obverse struck from a worn die and unimportant die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5750 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 16mm, 3.48 g 5). ΓΕΛΑΣ Bull walking slowly to the left; above, olive leaf; in exergue, three pellets. Rev. Head of youthful male river god to right (Gelas), his hair streaming upwards; behind, barley grain. CNS 32. Jenkins, Gela 516. SNG ANS 117. A very pleasant, attractive example with a brown-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 29
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.47 g 9), 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 very attractive example, beautifully struck and splendidly toned. With some minor die breaks and striking faults, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 30
SICILY, Messana. Circa 428-426 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.33 g 2). The Nymph Messana seated right, holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying left to crown her; in exergue, laurel leaf. Rev. MEΣΣANION Hare springing to right. Basel 362 (this coin). Caltabiano 469.1 (D 195/R 188, this coin). Very attractively toned, well centered and very pretty. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 31
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 515-480/70 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.63 g 3). Leaf of wild parsley. Rev. Leaf of wild parsley within a linear circle inside a circle or pellets; all within a circular incuse. Arnold 13. SNG ANS 687 var. SNG Copenhagen 596. SNG Lloyd 1215. Nicely toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 32
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.64 g 4). Nude and bearded horseman riding to right, leading a spare horse to his left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ - ΚΟΣ - ΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over the diadem; around, three dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 98. Rizzo p. 34, 23. SNG ANS 26. Rare. Nicely toned and of lovely style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 33
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 37mm, 43.51 g 7), unsigned but by Kimon, c. 404-400. Quadriga galloping to left, driven by a female charioteer who leans forward, with a kentron in her right hand and the reins in her left; above left, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue below, panoply of arms on pedestal inscribed with ΑΘΛΑ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound in an ampyx with a net behind, and wearing a pendant earring and a pearl necklace; around her head, four dolphins: two swimming towards each other before, one swimming downwards behind, and one nestling under the neck truncation. Gulbenkian 309. Jongkees 12. Rizzo pl. LVI, 6. Extremely rare, perfectly struck in high relief, unusually well centered and beautifully toned. A superb piece struck from one of Kimon’s most beautiful dies. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 200000 CHF
Lot 34
Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 35mm, 42.78 g 8), signed by Euainetos on the reverse, c. 400 BC. 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; on the steps, ΑΘΛΑ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, Δ; below her neck, ΕΥ-[ΑΙΝΕ]. Dewing 898, Gallatin R.IX/D.II. Jameson 827, and SNG Lloyd 1413 (all struck from the same dies). Very nicely toned and attractive, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 35
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.81 g 1), c. 405. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound up in a sakkos, wearing a simple earring and a pearl necklace; to right, dolphin swimming downwards to left. Rev. Octopus. SNG ANS 293. Rather scarce. Nicely toned. Basically as found but with deposits remaining and traces of minor cleaning on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 36
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.85 g 10), 305-295. ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; to right, triskeles of legs running to right; to left, monogram of ΑΝΙ. Ierardi 104. SNG Copenhagen 764. A lovely, lightly toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 37
SICILY. Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. (Bronze, 29 mm, 18.13 g, 12 h). Diademed head of Hieron II to left; behind head, ram’s head to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Helmeted cavalryman riding horse prancing to right, holding couched lance with his right hand; below right, monogram of ΑΡ. CNS 193 (Ds15/R1.3) var. SNG ANS -. Apparently unpublished and very rare. Of exceptionally fine style and with a lovely green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5600 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 38
SICILY, RSMLQRT. Circa 340-320 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.12 g 12), Kephaloidion (?), or a mint moving with the Carthaginian army in Sicily. Charioteer, holding the reins with his left hand and a goad in his right, driving quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; in front of her face to left, two opposed dolphins; behind neck to right, dolphin swimming downwards. Jenkins, Punic I, p. 65, 39 (O14/R30, this coin cited). SNG Lloyd 1605 (same dies). An attractive, toned coin. Irregular flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 39
SICILY, Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 340-320 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.77 g 9), Kephaloidion, Panormos, or a mint moving with the Carthaginian army in Sicily. Head of Tanit to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, poppy; before face, two opposed dolphins. Rev. Horse standing to right with date palm behind. Jenkins series 2c, 105. SNG Lloyd 1624. SNG Lockett 1042. A pleasant coin, a bit lightly struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 40
ZEUGITANA, Carthage. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 20mm, 9.25 g 8). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace of seven oblong pendants. Rev. Horse standing right on exergual line; to right, three pellets. Jenkins & Lewis 77 (same dies). A wonderful, sharply struck coin, beautifully detailed and minted from fresh dies. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 41
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 3.56 g 12). Bearded head of Pan to left, turned three-quarters facing to front. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Bull’s head to left, turned slightly to front. Anokhin 121. MacDonald 57. SNGBM 880. SNG Stancomb 548. A very attractive, sharply struck and darkly toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 42
KINGS of SKYTHIA. Sariakos, mid 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.89 g 12). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Β]ΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ]- ΣΑΡΙΑΚ[ΟΥ] Bowcase, club and grain ear on stalk; below, monogram of ΠΥΡ. Cf. Nomos 7, 2013, 20 (same type but from different dies). Extremely rare. Toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 43
KOLCHIS, The Caucusus Area. 1st century BC/1st - 2nd century AD. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 3.52 g 7). Stylized head with huge eye and crest; around, four pellets. Rev. Facing figure with large ‘wings’ and a bucranium head; above to left and right, three pellets. Lang 4 var. DLT 9377. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 10 var. Very rare. A bold and distinctive example with high rims. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 44
THRACE, Abdera. Circa 450-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.82 g 1), magistrate Pythinnes. Griffin seated to left, right foreleg raised; to left, open hand downwards to right. ΕΠΙ Π(“Ε”)ΥΘΙΝΝΕΩ (sic!) around a linear quadripartite square; all within shallow incuse square. Gemini IV, 2008, 100 (same dies). May - (but cf. 139 for a coin from the same magistrate, struck from the same reverse die). A very rare variant, perhaps the second example known. Slightly rough surfaces on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 5900 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 45
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 463-449 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.69 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr, with long beard and long hair, moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who raises her right hand in protest and wears a bracelet, and thin robes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1012. Beautifully toned and of an attractively vigorous early Classical style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 46
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.95 g 10). Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. SNG Copenhagen 1041. Lightly toned and attractively centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 47
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 150-140 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35.5mm, 16.99 g 12). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles, nude but for laurel wreath and lion’s skin over his left shoulder, standing left, holding club with his right hand; to left, Μ. Le Rider 51. Prokopov, Group VI, 88 (VF1/R75). A particularly attractive, toned piece of exuberant style, very well struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 48
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.57 g 12), a very early imitation. Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 52. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1042. Bold and very attractively toned. With a somewhat ‘cup-shaped’ flan with a very slight bend, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 49
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 455/4-453/2 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.26 g 10). Head of Hermes wearing petasos to right. Rev. Α - Ι Kerykeion. Cf. May, Ainos 83. An attractive, toned and well centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.55 g 7), Magnesia (?), c. 280s-260s. Head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with an aegis; to left, monogram within wreath; below throne, monogram. Müller -. Numismatica Ars Classica 52, 2009, 780 (same dies). Thompson -. Apparently the second example known of this obscure variety. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 17mm, 8.47 g 12), uncertain mint, c. 280s-250s. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; below throne, two crossed arrows over grape cluster. Müller -. Nomos 2, 18 May 2010, 46 (same dies). Thompson -. A coin of elegant and fine style. Metal fault on Alexander’s chin and minor faults in his hair, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 25
Lot 52
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.52 g 5), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 280s-250s. Diademed head of the deified Alexander III to right, ram’s horn behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on backless throne, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand, resting her left elbow on shield and holding a transverse spear in her left hand; in field to left, monogram of ΤΥ; in exergue, monogram of ΜΠΥ. Müller 512. Thompson -. An attractive piece. Exergue monogram mostly off the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.52 g 6), Byzantion, c. 250-240. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding, in her right hand, Nike crowning the king’s name and, in her left, a spear, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with an aegis; to left, above Athena’s knee, monogram of ΠΑ (?). Gorny & Mosch 118, 1193 (same dies). Cf. Marinescu 39 (silver only). Cf. Thompson 234 (but Parium and silver). Apparently unpublished save for its auction appearance. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 54
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Ichnai. Circa 485-470 BC. Octodrachm (Silver, 32mm, 28.97 g). ΙΧΝΑΙΟΝ (retrograde) Local hero, wearing kausia, walking to right and leading two bulls moving slowly to right. Rev. Wheel with four spokes within shallow incuse square. Jameson 946 = Svoronos Hell. Prim. p. 43, 2a, pl. IV, 5. Extremely rare, a lovely and superb example, probably the finest known of the type. Lightly toned with some minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 55
MACEDON, “Aigai” = the Mygdones or the Krestones. Circa 485-470 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 1.03 g). He-goat moving right, head turned back to left; in field above, pellet within circle; to right, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 28. A scarce variety. Nicely toned and very attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 375 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 26
Lot 56
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 480-470 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.37 g). Forepart of lioness to right, head seen from turned toward her right and seen from above; above, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1000. SNG ANS 19. An unusually attractive, toned and well struck piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 57
KINGS of MACEDON. Perdikkas II, 451-413 BC. Heavy Tetrobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.36 g 1), 437-431. Rider in Macedonian dress on horse prancing to right, holding two spears in his left hand and the reins in his right. Rev. Forepart of lion to right; above, kerykeion to right; all within incuse square. Demeester 52 (this coin). Raymond 202a (this coin illustrated). A lovely toned coin, nicely centered and unusually well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS of MACEDON. Aeropos, 398/7-395/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 10.49 g 10). Young male head to right wearing simple taenia. Rev. ΑΕΡΟΠΟ Horse walking to right, reins trailing below. AMNG I, pl. 29, 23 = Traité IV 822, pl. CCCIV, 11. SNG Alpha Bank 172. SNG ANS 76. SNG Ashmolean 2434 A. Westermark, Remarks pl. LXIX, 12. Very rare. Of lovely style and finely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 59
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.32 g 11), Amphipolis, 348/7-343/2. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, bunch of grapes. Le Rider 253 var. (unrecorded obverse die). An attractively toned and bold example with a fine head of Zeus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.59 g 11), Pella, circa 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga rushing to right, driven by charioteer holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; below horses, thunderbolt. Le Rider 132. An attractive, well centered and well struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 61
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.61 g 6), struck under Philip III, Pella, 323-315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, kantharos. Le Rider Pella III A, 451a (dies D 186/R 334, this coin). A splendid example, perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 30
Lot 62
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19mm, 8.53 g 6), Abydos, struck under Philip III, 323-317, probably prior to 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below horses, eight-pointed star and monogram of ΜΟ; in exergue, bull (?) leg. Le Rider p. 271, 14 = pl. 91, 14 var. (no leg). SNG ANS 303. Thompson, Drachm Mints II, p. 47, 107 (this piece cited). An attractive piece on a broad flan. Some edge marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
An extremely fine 1/4 Stater of Alexander III ‘the Great’
Lot 63
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 11mm, 2.16 g 1), ‘Amphipolis’, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 169. Attractive and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.18 g 12), Damascus, c. 330-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; below bottom strut of throne, [ΔΑ]. Price 3202. An attractive, toned piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 65
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.30 g 1), Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. Price 2090. A superb, darkly toned and beautifully struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 66
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.19 g 6), Babylon, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, bee; below throne, monogram; in exergue, Μ. Price 3621. Beautifully centered, struck on a broad flan and with a wonderful head of Herakles. Minor flan fault above Herakles’ head, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 67
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.27 g 12), Teos, struck under Philip III, 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, palm branch with fillets; to right, spear-head upwards. Price 2260. Bright and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 68
Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 17.06 g 6), Tarsos, c. 323-317, under Philip III. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and lotos tipped scepter in his left; to left, Nike flying right; below throne, monogram of ΑΝΤΙ. Price 3038. A splendid piece, nicely toned, very well centered and struck on an unusually broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 69
Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.03 g 2), struck under Demetrios Poliorketes, Tarsos (Newell) or an uncertain mint in southern Asia Minor (Price), c. 298-295 BC (Newell); 320-280 BC (Price). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and lotos tipped scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΑΝΤΙΦ. Newell DP, p. 48, 32 (XXXV/71, same dies). Price 3083. An attractively toned example struck in high relief. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 70
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.29 g 12), Abydos, c. 310-301. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΜΕ; below throne, ivy leaf. Price 1560. An attractive, nicely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 71
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.28 g 12), Lampsakos, c. 310-301. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, ΚΙ; below throne, monogram of ΝΟ. Price 1398. A lovely, beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 72
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.07 g 2), Sikyon, c. 300-c. 290. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, nude youth walking right, holding a tainia over his head; below throne, ΝΟ. Noe, Sicyon 43. Price 708. A coin of elegant style with an exceptional reverse symbol. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 73
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.96 g 12), Odessus, c. 280-200. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in field to left, Δ within Ο above monogram of ΞΩ. Price 1145. An attractive toned example of good style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 74
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.08 g 12), Mylasa (or Kaunos?), c. 250. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, double ax or labrys. Price 2074. A splendid and attractive example, lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.82 g 1), Temnos, circa 188-170. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, above Zeus’s lap, two monograms; to left, vine-tendril with grapes around an oenochoe to right. Price 1686. SNG Saroglos 428. Nicely centered and attractive. Some minor deposits and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 76
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.58 g 12), Mesembria, c. 175-125. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, helmet above ΜΑ; below throne, ΚΟ. Price 1077. Toned and with an impressively well-centered obverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.78 g 12), Alabanda, year 6 = 168/7 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, pegasos flying to left; under throne, Ϛ (= 6). Price 2466 (same obverse die). An attractive piece stuck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.24 g 11), Kolophon. Head of Herakles to right in lionskin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, his feet resting on a low foot rest, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΠΑ. Price P46. Bright and attractive, struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.21 g 10), Amphipolis, c. 290-289. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in inner fields to left and right, monogram. Newell 118 (dies CX/219) = de Luynes 1691 (same dies). A very rare die pair. With a fine youthful portrait of Demetrios, struck on a broad flan and most attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.18 g 12), 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 ΔΙ and ΒΕ below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; to left, star of eight rays. Mamroth, Philip 32. Rare. A superb and wonderful example, beautifully toned and with an exceptionally fine portrait. Very possibly the finest drachm of Philip V known. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.83 g 12), Pella or Amphipolis, c. 173-171. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above, monogram of ΑΥ; to right, monogram of ΗΡ; between legs, monogram of ΑΝ; all within oak wreath and a plow below. Mamroth, Perseus 15 (this coin cited). An attractive, toned example, boldly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon, 315-286 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 12.58 g 10), Astibos or Damastion. Head of Athena facing, turned slightly to right, wearing Attic helmet and simple necklace. Rev. ΑΥΔΩΛΕΟΝ-ΤΟΣ Horse with trailing rein walking to right; below, monogram of ΑΥ or ΑΥΔ. Pavlovska, NBRM, 81-83. SNG ANS 1054 var. An excellent lightly toned and well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 83
THESSALY, Pelinna. First half of the 4th century BC, or earlier: perhaps the last quarter of the 5th century. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.20 g 10). Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys, and holding a spear pointing backwards, riding to left on galloping horse; above, in tiny letters, ΑΙ; below horse, Α. Rev. [Π]ΕΛΙΝΝΑΙΚΟΝ (Νs retrograde) Warrior advancing left, his head turned back to right, wearing petasos and chlamys and with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, holding short spear in his right hand and a round shield, ornamented with a crescent, and two other spears in his left. BCD 1226 (this coin). Traité IV 527, pl. CCXC, 15. Very rare. A clear and well-centered example. Some minor marks and with a slightly rough surface, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 84
Island off Thessaly, Skyros. c. 485-480 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23mm, 8.33 g). Two long horned and bearded goats, opposed vertically, back to back, with their heads turned inwards and their legs extended; between them, five-lobed fig leaf. Rev. Stellate design composed of a large central globule surrounded by four smaller ones and by two rays (towards the upper left and lower right) and two three-lobed fig leaves (towards the upper right and lower left); all within incuse square; die breaks at top, mid left edge and lower left edge. ANS Norman Davis 126 = Balcer 13, dies A.7/P.4 (this coin). BMFA 936. SNG Copenhagen 732. Very rare. Nicely toned and clear. Overstruck on an uncertain earlier issue. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 39000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 85
EPEIROS, Federal coinage (Epirote Republic). Circa 234/3-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.67 g 12), Dodona. Head of Zeus of Dodona to right, wearing wreath of oak leaves; behind head, monogram of ΔΥ. Rev. ΑΠΕΙ - ΡΩΤΑΝ Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt; all within oak wreath. Franke Group II, Series 29, 163 (V91/R114, this coin). Attractively toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 86
Boeotia, Thebes. Circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 16mm, 11.87 g). Boeotian shield with rim divided into eight compartments. Rev. Incuse square with anticlockwise mill-sail pattern; at the center, q. BCD Boiotia 350 (this coin). SNG Berry 552. SNG Delepierre 1344. Attractively toned, the finest known example of this type. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 87
EUBOIA, Euboian League. Circa 357-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 1.84 g 11). Head of the nymph Euboia to right, her hair rolled into a bun at the back of her head, wearing an earring in the form of a bunch of grapes and a pearl necklace; behind head, Ε. Rev. ΕΥ Head and neck of a cow to right, head facing and adorned with a fillet. BCD 31 (this coin). Wallace 144 b (O LXVI/ R 77, this coin). Very rare. Nicely toned and of pretty style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 88
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.48 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and circular earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, olive sprig; all within incuse square. Asyut Pl. XVIII passim. Seltman Group Gi. Svoronos pl. 5 passim. A very well centered and struck example, very rare thus. The usual minor bangs and marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 89
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.19 g 3). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. A nicely struck and pretty example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 90
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.19 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 an incuse square. Agora 8b. An attractive, well centered example, but with a tiny test mark on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 91
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.26 g 2). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Demeester 72 (this coin). Kroll 10c. Svoronos pl. 13, 25. Toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 92
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 525/0-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 1.01 g). Sea turtle with T-shaped arrangement of pellets on his shell. Rev. Incuse divided into an irregular number of compartments. BMC 57. Klein 212. SNG Copenhagen 506. A very attractive, toned and well struck example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 93
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.28 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. With a turtle in high relief on a broad flan, but struck from a slightly worn obverse die. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 94
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 8.60 g 3). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Α Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with a leather neck guard with a mailed surface; behind head to right, Triton swimming to right, hurling thunderbolt. BCD 106 var. Calciati 438. Ravel 1020. A very attractive piece with an exceptional symbol and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 95
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.52 g 9). Ϙ Pegasos flying left with straight wings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; to left, Ι; to right, behind head, rooster standing left on club. BCD 113. BMC 351. Pegasi 423. Ratto 1032. An attractive, lustrous example. Some flatness on Pegasos and some marks in the obverse fields, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 96
Sikyonia, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.63 g 3). Dove alighting right; above tail, Σ. Rev. Dove flying right. BCD 255.3. A rare variant with no letter on the reverse. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 97
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.47 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΧ (monogram) between Α - Ν; below, CΩ. Agrinion 370-392. BCD 1492.2. BMC 107. Toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 98
ELIS, Olympia. 92nd Olympiad, 412 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.89 g 9). Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane ornamented with two palmettes and, between them, Η Ρ Α. Rev. Ϝ - Α Flaming thunderbolt. BCD Olympia 76 (this coin). Seltman pl. XII, 6 (same dies). Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 470 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 99
CRETE, Priansos. Circa 320-270 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 5.24 g 11). Head of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her hair tied in a bun at the top of her head. Rev. ΠΡΙΑΝCΙωΝ Date palm tree; to left, rudder; to right, dolphin swimming downwards. BMC 12. SNG Copenhagen 548. Svoronos 17 and pl. XXVIII, 30. Attractive and well struck. Edge defect, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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