obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 100
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Artaxias III, 18-34. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.22 g, 9 h), imitative coinage, struck posthumously, 35-54. Retrograde legend starting at 12h Five-pointed Armenian tiara to left; star to right, Δ below to left. Rev. legend starting at 1h Horse prancing to right. ACV - (cf. 244 var.). Kovacs 192. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 101
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Artaxias III, 18-34. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 12.87 g, 6 h), Imitative coinage, struck posthumously, 35-54. Retrograde legend starting at 12h Five-pointed Armenian tiara to left; star to right, Δ below to left. Rev. legend starting at 1h Horse prancing to right. ACV - (cf. 244 var.). Kovacs 194. Attractive green patina. Obverse slightly off and with a die break on the right field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Possibly the best known
Lot 102
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Dichalkon (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.37 g, 12 h), first series, Artagigarta (?), c. 60. Diademed and draped head of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Palm branch to right. ACV 169. CAA -. Kovacs 197. Possibly the best example known; well struck and clear. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 103
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.93 g, 12 h), second series, Artagigarta (?), 60-62. Diademed and draped head of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY Nike standing to right, holding wreath with which she crowns the king's name. ACV 162-163. CAA 148. Kovacs 198. A well centered example; with a pleasant patina and a strong portrait. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very rare, second reign Tigranes VI
Lot 104
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, second reign, 66-67. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.93 g, 12 h), Arados or coastal mint, dated year 325 (TEK) = 66-67AD. Jugate head of Tigranes VI, diademed and wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with three eagles, and his wife wearing Phrygian cap, to right; the whole, within ivy wreath. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY The Tyche of Arados seated left on horizontal rudder, holding cornucopia with her left hand; in right field TEK. ACV 178. CAA -. Kovacs 198.1. A very rare variety with a very unusual minting error on the flan. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 105
SOPHENE. Artagigarta, 57/6 - 53/2 BC. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.22 g, 12 h), Armenia under Roman Control, dated year 8 (H) of the Pompeian era = 57/6. Turreted bust of Tyche of Artagigarta to right . Rev. Wreath with ties inwards, including Artagigarta's monogram above; date (H) to left and ΠO (of Pompey) monogram to right. Kovacs 209. Unpublished prior to Kovacs in 2016. Some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 106
SOPHENE. Artagigarta, 57/6 - 53/2 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 7.15 g, 12 h), Armenia under Roman Control, dated year 11 (AI) of the Pompeian era = 54/3. Turreted bust of Nike to right . Rev. Filleted palm branch; to left, date (AI) above city's monogram and ΠO (of Pompey) monogram to right. Amandry 2002, B.2. Kovacs 212. Green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Among the better examples known
Lot 107
ARMENIA. Artaxata. 57/6 - 53/2 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.79 g, 12 h), Armenia under Roman Control, dated year 10 (I) of the Pompeian era and 67 (ΞZ) of Tigranid era = 55/4. Turreted bust of the Tyche of Artaxata to right. Rev. APTAΞICATΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩC Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm; Pompeian date to left (I) and Tigranid date to right (ΞZ). Amandry 2002 A.1. Kovacs 213. M&D 161. Rarely encountered with clear legends. This is one of the better examples of this rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 108
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates I Kallinikos, circa 96-70 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.91 g, 11 h). Diademed head of Mithradates to right, wearing pointed tiara with flaps down and behind neck. Rev. [BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY KAΛΛINIKOY] Athena standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left, which also holds a spear, on her shield, leaning against her left leg. ACV 187. Alram 242. Bedoukian, coinage 20. Kovacs 221. Obverstruck, with traces of the undertype visible on both sides , otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
With a superb portrait and among the best known examples
Lot 109
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates I Kallinikos, circa 96-70 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.47 g, 11 h). Diademed head of Mithradates to right, wearing pointed tiara with flaps down and behind neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY KAΛΛINIKOY Athena standing to left, resting her left hand, which also holds a spear, on her shield, leaning against her left leg. ACV 187. Alram 242. Bedoukian, coinage 20. Kovacs 221. Among the best examples known. Slightly off centered in both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare early Tetrachalkon of Antiochos I
Lot 110
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.32 g, 12 h), first series, 70-56. Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing domed tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Lion of Commagene walking slowly to right, with the head slightly lowered. ACV -. Kovacs 225. Lindgren 3, 1125. Rare. Overstruck and obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 111
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.28 g, 11 h), second series, 56-36. Draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing high tiara with its side ornamented with a star between two eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Lion of Commagene walking slowly to right, with the head slightly lowered. ACV 196. Bedoukian 25. CAA 126. Kovacs 227. RPC I 3845. Rare. Brown patina. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very uncommon oktachalkon of Antiochos I Theos with Mithradates II
Lot 112
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos with Mithradates II, 38-36 BC. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.97 g, 12 h), third series, 70-56. BA MΕΓ ANT[IOXOY] Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing six-pointed tiara. Rev. BA MΕΓA MIΘPAΔ MIΘPAΔ Zebu bull butting to right. Alram 247. Kovacs 229 (same dies, but corr.). See Staab (2011) 63-66. An extremely rare coin struck on a broad flan. Die break on obverse and rough surfaces, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
None in Coin Archives
Lot 113
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates II, sole reign, circa 36-20 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.98 g, 12 h), first series, Laodikeia, dated regnal year IΓ (13)= 36-35 BC. Head of Mithradates to right, wearing bashlyk with flaps down and behind neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY Athena standing left, holding spear in her right hand and resting her left, on her shield, leaning against her left leg; lituus to left; [IΓ on the exergue]. ACV -. Alram -. Kovacs 231 (as R3). An extremely rare coin. The first example to be offered for at least 20 years. Somewhat rough and with some scratches on obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 114
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates II, sole reign, circa 36-20 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 4.19 g, 1 h), first series, Laodikeia, dated regnal year IΓ (13)= 36-35 BC. Head of Mithradates to right, wearing bashlyk with flaps down and behind neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔA-TOY Pegasus flying to left, stepping on a dagger to left; ΙΓ in the upper left field. ACV 189. Alram -. Kovacs 233. Another extreme rarity of the Mithradates II series. Struck slightly off centre and with some roughness on fields, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 115
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates II, sole reign, circa 36-20 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.12 g, 7 h), second series, Laodikeia. Head of Mithradates to right, wearing bashlyk with flaps down and behind neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY Filleted club; below, AP. ACV 195. Alram -. Kovacs 235. A scarce issue struck on a havy flan. Scratch on obverse and flan fault on reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 116
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 15.95 g, 12 h), early series, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑ ΙΩΤΑΠΗ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΣ Diademed and draped bust of Queen Iotape to right. Rev. KOMMA-ΓHNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. Kovacs 239. RPC I 3858. Stripped patina, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 117
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.59 g, 1 h), early series, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛEΩC [YIOI] The young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus on horseback to left. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right, with star behind and anchor below; all within laurel wreath. ACV 226. Kovacs 241. RPC I 3861. Brown glossy patina;. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 118
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.50 g, 12 h), early series, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. Capricorn to right, with star above to left. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Four-pointed tiara. ACV 236. Kovacs 243. RPC I 3862. Green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 119
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 7.43 g, 12 h), minted in Samosata for use in Lacanatis, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛEΩC YIOI The young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus riding horses walking to left. Rev. ΛAKANATΩN Capricorn to right; above left, star; below left, anchor; all within laurel wreath. ACV 227. Kovacs 248. RPC I 3866. An interesting piece with a dark patina. Struck on a tight flan with some of the obverse design off the flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 120
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 17.01 g, 12 h), inscribed for Lycaonia, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑΣΙΛEΩC MEΓAC ANTIOXOC Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΛYKA-ONΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV 203. Kovacs 249. RPC I 3533. With an attractive portrait. Slightly off-centered obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 85 CHF
Lot 121
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 8.49 g, 12 h), inscribed for Lycaonia, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛEΩC YIOI Confronted busts of the young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus atop crossed cornucopiae; anchor and star in between. Rev. ΛYKA-ONΩN Capricorn to right, with star behind and anchor below; all within laurel wreath. ACV 231. Kovacs 251. RPC I 3536. Dark green glossy surfaces; an attractive coin. Slightly overused dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
With a fine portrait of Antiochos IV
Lot 122
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 15.82 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ MEΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Fine portrait, brown patina. Some cleaning marks on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 123
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 11.30 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Cietis. ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓΑΣ ANTIOXOΣ EΠIΦA Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KIHTΩN Scorpion with crescent to left. ACV 204. Kovacs 270 (same dies). RPC I 3703. Rare; olive green patina. Some uncleaned deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare civic issue of Samosata
Lot 124
COMMAGENE. Samosata. 1st Century BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.01 g, 12 h). Eagle to right with spread wings. Rev. CAMO-CATΩ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding Nike with his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. ACV 243. Kovacs 289. Very rare civic issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 125
COMMAGENE. Samosata. 1st Century BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.11 g, 12 h). Eagle to right with spread wings. Rev. CAMO-CATΩ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding Nike with his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. ACV 243. Kovacs 289. Very rare civic issue, struck on a heavy and broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Struck during the siege of Samosata by Bassus and Mark Antony
Lot 126
COMMAGENE. Samosata. 1st Century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.45 g, 12 h), possibly an emergency coin struck during the siege of Samosata by Publius Ventidius Bassus and Mark Antony, c. 30 BC. Lion walking slowly to right. Rev. CAMOCATΩ ΠOΛEΩC The Tyche of Samosata seated to right on a rock-bed, holding palm branch. ACV 239. BMC 7. Kovacs 291. RPC 3850. Green patina with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 127
COMMAGENE. Samosata. 1st Century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.65 g, 1 h), possibly an emergency coin struck during the siege of Samosata by Publius Ventidius Bassus and Mark Antony, c. 30 BC. Lion walking slowly to right. Rev. CAMOCATΩ ΠOΛEΩC The Tyche of Samosata seated to right on a rock-bed holding palm branch. ACV 239. BMC 7. Kovacs 291. RPC 3850. Overstruck as usual, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 128
COMMAGENE. State coinage. 1st Century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.65 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. CAMO-CATΩN Lion walking slowly to right. ACV 237. BMC 1. Kovacs 294. RPC 3851. Well centered; rare. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Mithradates of Armenia Minor
Lot 129
ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, as Satrap, 212-? BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.94 g, 10 h). mtrdt (in Aramaic). Head of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. mtrdt (in Aramaic). Bee flying upward. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 295. Very rare. Only one example referenced by Kovacs completely unpublished. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 550 CHF
Unicum
Lot 130
ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, as Satrap, 212-? BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 7.53 g, 2 h). Bearded head of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. mtrdt (in Aramaic) Bee flying upward. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 295 var (no inscription on obverse). Fine glossy dark green patina. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 550 CHF
An imitation used in Armenia and Cappadocia
Lot 131
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 1.57 g, 12 h), imitation struck in Commagene, time of Samos II to Mithradates I, circa 140-70 BC. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. (barbarized inscription) Cornucopia. HGC 9, 811. SC 1770-1775. A centered example, almost Celtic in style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An imitation used in Armenia and Cappadocia
Lot 132
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 1.07 g, 12 h), imitation struck in Commagene, time of Samos II to Mithradates I, circa 140-70 BC. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. (barbarized inscription) Cornucopia. HGC 9, 811. SC 1774. A centered example, almost Celtic in style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 133
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’Glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 1.34 g). Plain bulge. Rev. Blank concave surface. Kastelin 1088ff. Kellner type V A 2194. Some marks and rough obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 134
CELTIC, Central Europe. Uncertain tribe. 1200-300 BC. Ring money (Gold, 22 mm, 6.23 g), proto-currency. A circular gold wire curled into a ring shape. Some marks and tiny nicks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 135
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.74 g), Type "Roseldorf II". Plain bulge. Rev. Horse left; symbol above, pellet within inverted crescent below. CCCBM I 82. KMW 758-61. Lanz 93-101. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Pannonian "Liegende Acht" tetradrachm
Lot 136
CELTIC, Pannonia. Uncertain tribe. Circa 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 9.88 g, 3 h), "Liegende Acht" type, having as prototype the silver tetradrachms of Philip II of Macedon. Celticized, laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Youth on horseback to left; four pellets before the neck of the horse and another one bellow it's belly. Göbl, OTA PL 14, 147/9 (same dies). Lanz 435 (same dies). A particularly attractive and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Stylish eastern Celts Drachm
Lot 137
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia, Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.80 g, 11 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon, "Dachreiter" type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping to left; above, wheel. Dembski 1110-1. Lanz 459 (same dies). Popović pl. 8, 12–pl. 9, 10. A well struck, toned example, struck on a broad flan; particularly attractive on hand. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 138
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia, Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.29 g, 12 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon, "Kugelwange" type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping to left; above, pellet within circle. Dembski 1122. Lanz 503-509. OTA 204. Struck on a very tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare fractional Celtic
Lot 139
CELTIC, Middle Danube. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.53 g, 10 h), 'Kapostaler Kleingeld' type. Stylized laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse storming to left. Göbl, OTA pl 39, 506. Lanz 835. particularly close to Rauch 97 (2015), 7. A very interesting fraction. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 140
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 281-270 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.91 g, 5 h), Philiarchos, magistrate. ΦIΛI-APXOΣ Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; above, ΣΑ. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ /AΓA Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding bunch of grapes. HN III 960. Vlasto 673-6. Well struck and clear; a lovely example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 141
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h), Kon.. magistrate. Youthful nude jockey crowning himself while riding horse to right; below, ΣΑ above Ionic capital. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ /KON Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding serpent. HN III 942. Vlasto 657 (same dies). Well struck and clear. Usual die faults on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 142
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 7.81 g, 9 h), 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 666-7. A well struck, bright example of excellent style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 362 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 143
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.72 g, 4 h), c. 340-335. Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ (downwards); Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus above ΛΥ. HN III 1556. Johnston Class A, 1.11. Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late classical style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 144
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.62 g, 10 h). 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 Class A, 4.2. (same dies). Of particularly fine style. Condition of reverse die typical for this die combination, see Nomos 15, lot 8 once in the Jameson collection. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
The fifth known! A desirable coin
Lot 145
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.72 g, 4 h), c. 335-330. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. META Six-grained barley ear with leaf to left; to left, above and below leaf, [Π]-P[O]. De Luynes 471. Johnston Class A, 6.1. HN III 1560. Fine late classical style; possibly the fifth example of this rare type known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 146
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.91 g, 5 h), signed by Pro..., c. 335-330. Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath, triple-pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head; to left and right, Α Π. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaves to right and left; to left, above leaf, tripod; to right, above leaf and below inscription, ΠΡΟ. HN III 1566. Johnston Class A, 7.4. An attractive example, sharply struck and very elegant. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 147
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.79 g, 6 h), Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, ΠΑ monogram. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.1-6 (big head and helmet). SNG ANS 434. Same dies as Triton XIX, 2016, 14. Attractive late Hellenistic style; powerful portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Elegant head of Leukippos
Lot 148
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 7.81 g, 1 h). ΛEYKI-ΠΠOΣ Helmeted head of Leukippos to right; behind, [dog seated left, forepaw raised]; [Σ ]below neck. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to right; dove above leaf, AMI below leaf. HN III 1576. Johnston Class B, 3.21. SNG ans 445 (this obverse die). Well struck and clear, with the complete legend on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Desirable and elegant facing Demeter
Lot 149
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 7.92 g, 2 h), Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; lower right, tiny AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.5 (same dies). Well struck, clear and bright, with a particularly artistic and well centered three-quarters Demeter on the obverse. A beautiful coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 150
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.87 g, 5 h), Atha.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, pair of tongs above AΘA. HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.1. A lovely coin of excellent style, struck in high relief and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 151
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 7.96 g, 10 h), Da.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.6 (same dies). Sharply struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare die combination
Lot 152
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.92 g, 7 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin charging to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C. 6.16 (same obverse die). SNG Oxford 760. A clear, nicely struck example, of fine style; rare die combination. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 153
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.78 g, 2 h), Ly.... Head of Demeter to right. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; ΛΥ below to left, and star of sixteen rays above leaf. HN III 1592. Johnston Class C. 8.1-2 (this obverse die). Sharply struck and bright; a beautiful coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 154
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 445-420 BC. Obol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.57 g, 12 h). ΠΟΣ Poseidon striding to right, brandishing trident and with chlamys over his shoulders. Rev. ΠΟΣ Poseidon striding to left, brandishing trident and with chlamys over his shoulders. HN III 1111. SNG ANS 630-631. Unusually nice and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 155
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 410-350 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.41 g, 4 h). ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩN Poseidon striding to right, brandishing trident and with chlamys over his shoulders; to right, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΠΟΣΕΙΔΑΝΙΑ Bull standing left on ground line; [laurel spray to left] and dolphin swimming to left in exergue. HN Italy 1138. SNG ANS 687 (same dies). Beautifully toned, of the finest Classical style, and unusually well-preserved for these pieces. Some very minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 176 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 156
LUCANIA. Paestum (Poseidonia). Period of the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC. Semuncia (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.81 g, 7 h). Wreathed head of Neptune to right, with mark of value (••) behind his neck. Rev. ΠAIST Dolphin right with mark of value (••) above. Crawford, Paestum 4/1. HN Italy 1187. A clear example. Off centered reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 157
LUCANIA. Paestum (Poseidonia). Period of the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC. Triens (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.48 g, 1 h). Female head to right, wearing ivy wreath, with mark of value (••••) behind her neck. Rev. ΠAIS Cornucopia to left, with mark of value (••••) and small branch to left. Crawford, Paestum 6/1. HN Italy 1196. Solid green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 158
LUCANIA. Paestum (Poseidonia). Period of the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.98 g, 4 h). Wreathed head of Demeter to right, with mark of value (••) behind her neck. Rev. ΠAIS Forepart of a boar standing to right, with mark of value (••) below. Crawford, Paestum 5/3. HN Italy 1193. With a most attractive light green, solid patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 159
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.67 g, 4 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet ornamented with an olive branch. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish swimming to right. HN III 1775. SNG ANS 914 (same dies). Nicely centered. Some rough areas on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A lovely Thourioi Distater
Lot 160
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Distater (Silver, 25 mm, 15.59 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet adorned on the bowl, with Skylla raising her right hand as if to shade her eyes as she looks off in the distance; behind neck, Δ. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1805. Noe F 20. SNG ANS 969. Lightly toned; particularly well centered obverse. Obverse struck from a slightly worn, die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 720 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Rare denomination of Kaulonia
Lot 161
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.87 g, 7 h). KAYLON-IA Head of youthful river god to right. Rev. Stag standing right. BMC 48-9. HN Italy 2050. Noe, Caulonia 232. A rare coin; toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A most attractive Stater from Kaulonia
Lot 162
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 420-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.67 g, 3 h). KAYΛΩNIATAΣ Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a stag on statue basis to his right. Rev. Stag standing to left; to right, ivy leaf. HN III 2058. Jameson 416. Noe, Caulonia 132. Toned and of fine style. Struck slightly off-center and with a somewhat worn obverse die, usual for this die combination, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Akragas tetradrachm
Lot 163
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.04 g, 1 h), period II. ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 972. Westermark 358 (same dies). Well centered, clear and lightly toned. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 164
SICILY. Himera. Circa 415-409 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.10 g, 7 h). IM-[E] Head of nymph to left, with six pellets (value mark) to left. Rev. Value mark within wreath with ties below. HGC 2, 479. Kraay, Group b, 3. SNG ANS 186. A well struck, pleasant example. Irregular flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Stylish Entella tetradrachm
Lot 165
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.08 g, 9 h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. MSHBM Head of horse left; palm tree to right. HGC 2, 293. Jenkins, Punic 312-313 (O100/R-). Toned and attractive; good style. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 552 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 166
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. Unit (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.95 g, 10 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing to right in front of a palm tree. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 114. Olive grey patina. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 167
CARTHAGE. First Punic War. Circa 264-241 BC. Shekel (Silver, 18 mm, 4.81 g, 1 h), Carthage. Wreathed head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath and single-pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right, head turned to left. MAA 37. SNG Copenhagen 143 var. (letter below horse). A scarce variety, nicely centered. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 168
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 340-320 BC. Siglos (Silver, 17 mm, 5.38 g). YΠY Heifer standing left on dolphin. Rev. Incuse square with anticlockwise mill-sail pattern. HGC 3, 1389. SNG BM Black Sea 21-28. Well struck and clear; lightly toned and attractive. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 169
THRACE. Dikaia. Circa 400-350 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10 mm, 1.12 g, 3 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΔIKAIOΠ Bull’s head to right. Unpublished cf. CNG e-auction 209, 31. An attribution to the Macedonian Dikaia in Halkidiki should be also considered. Somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 170
THRACE. Mesembria. Circa 4th Century BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.26 g, 6 h). Facing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. META within radiate wheel of four spokes. HGC 3.2, 1560. Karayotov I 37-94. SNG BM Black Sea 268-271. A fresh, well struck and lustrous example; fine silver. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Impressive bronze from Mesambria
Lot 171
THRACE. Mesambria. Circa 275/50-175 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.60 g, 12 h). Diademed female head to right. Rev. METAM-BPIANΩN Athena Promachos advancing to left. HGC 3, 1575. SNG BM Black Sea 284-6. Sharp and with a lovely green-brown glossy patina; impressive for a bronze coin. Edge split, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 172
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.68 g). Nude, ithyphallic and bearded satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 104. HGC 6, 331. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1008. Toned and nicely detailed. Slightly off-centered obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A well struck Thasos Stater
Lot 173
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.27 g). Nude, ithyphallic and bearded satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 104. HGC 6, 331. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1008. Toned, detailed and carefully centered example. Fault on the edge at 5h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 174
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 480-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 5.86 g). Nude, ithyphallic satyr rushing to right in the archaic kneeling-running position, holding a nymph in his arms who raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 331. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010. Well centered and toned. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A stylish and pedigreed Thasian Hemiobol
Lot 175
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 9 h). Head of bald and bearded satyr to right. Rev. Θ-Α-Σ-I Two dolphins, one above the other, swimming left and right; all within shallow incuse. HGC 340. Le Rider, Thasiennes 12. SNG Ashmolean 3665. SNG Copenhagen 1033. A lovely coin of fine style. Beautifully toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Lysimachos of nice early Hellenistic style
Lot 176
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.31 g, 4 h), Sestos, c. 297/6-281. 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; ant with ear of grain between pincers, in inner left. Müller 424. Thompson 31. Pozzi 1177. Rare variety; nicely centered and bright. Some cleaning marks and minor piting on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 177
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.94 g, 10 h), Lampsakos, c. 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; to inner left, HP monogram; to outer left, aphlaston. Müller 356. Thompson 48. Well centered, toned and with a bold portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Very rare and early Thraco-Macedonian Stater
Lot 178
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 9.12 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; a tiny pellet, above, below and before the goat. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2 18.2 (As Aigai). HGC 366 (R1, "Aigai"). Svoronos pl. III, 10. Very rare early example; centered and struck on high relief. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1755 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 179
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11 mm, 0.93 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; above and to right, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 59ff (As Aigai). SNG Copenhagen 31. Toned and very well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 180
MACEDON. Akanthos. Crca 500-470 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.44 g). Bull's protome to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 51. SNG Ashmolean 2221. SNG Lockett 1291. Toned and well centered; unusual in such condition. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 181
MACEDON. Akanthos. Crca 500-470 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.39 g). Bull's protome to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 51. SNG Ashmolean 2221. SNG Lockett 1291. An exceptionally well preserved example of this early type; clear and well struck on an unusually broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 182
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 478-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.22 g), c. 470. Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised to right; above, Θ to the right of the bull's horn; below bull, base of pellets between plain lines; in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. SNG ANS 10. Tselekas, 210 (same dies). Lightly toned, and struck on a broad flan. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 183
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 470-390 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.62 g), c. 450. Forepart of bull to left, his head turned back to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 3, 392. SNG ANS 31-32. Carefully centered; bright and clear. Horn silver on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 184
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 430-390 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.29 g). Forepart of bull to left, his head turned back to right; above, flower. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 3, 392. SNG ANS 34. Tselekas T252. Toned. Die break on obverse and some minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 185
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 430-390 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.60 g). Forepart of bull to left, his head turned back to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 31-32. Bright and clear; particularly well centered obverse; a fine example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Scarce denomination from Amphipolis
Lot 186
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Circa 410-357 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.89 g, 3 h). Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. A-M-Φ-I Lighted race torch, within linear square. SNG ANS 85-86 var. (denomination). SNG Copenhagen 43-44. With a most appealing glossy dark green patina; rare as a dichalkon. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 187
MACEDON. Amphipolis. 167-31 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 11.61 g, 11 h). Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet. Rev. AMΦIΠO-ΛITΩN in two lines, with monogram above and below; all within oak wreath, with ties on the left side. SNG ANS 104. Dark green glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 188
MACEDON. Argilos. Circa 495-478/7 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.38 g). Forepart of Pegasos to right, with curved wings. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 3.1, 481. SNG ANS 763. Well centered; toned and clear. Edge nick, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 189
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.92 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard to left. Rev. Incuse square. HGC 3.1, 521. SNG ANS 278-284. Nicely centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A well centered Phagres
Lot 190
MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 400-350 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.37 g). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦAΓP Forepart of a lion to right. Liampi, Phagres 3. An extremely rare coin from an extremely rare northern Greek mint. With an exceptional glossy green patina – probably one of the best known examples. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 191
MACEDON. Terone. Circa 400-348 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 2.00 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. T E Oinochoe to left. Hardwick 23. HGC 3.1 715. Extremely rare. The smallest bronze denomination of Terone is rarely offered in auctions. Some deposits, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 192
MACEDON. Tragilos. Circa 450-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.32 g, 12 h). Grain ear. Rev. TPAI within quarters of quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 903 var. (arrangement of reverse inscription). SNG Copenhagen 447 var. (same). Sharp details; well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 193
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perdikkas II, 451-413 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14.5 mm, 2.03 g, 12 h). Horse walking slowly to right. Rev. Crested Illyrian helmet to right within double linear square border within square incuse. Raymond 151ff. SNG ANS 42-44. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 194
KINGS OF MACEDON. Amyntas II, 395/4-393 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.06 g, 1 h), Pella. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AMYN [TA] Eagle standing left, head to right, within incuse square. SNG Alpha Bank 202-213. SNG ANS 95-6. Westermark, 33. Debased silver as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare Gold Trihemiobol of Philip II struck in Pella
Lot 195
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/8 Stater (Gold, 9 mm, 1.05 g, 1 h), Pella, lifetime or early posthumous issue, circa 340-328. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠOY Trident. HGC 3, 856. Le Rider 102 (D56/R45). Very rare; well struck and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Splendid and stylish lifetime Tetradrachm from Lampsakos
Lot 196
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.23 g, 10 h), Lampsakos, c. 336-323. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a backless throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; below throne, ΔIO monogram. Price 1355. ADM II Series V. A coin of particularly fine style and original mint luster. Die break on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 197
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.96 g, 11 h), Uncertain mint in Macedon, 336-323. Diademed head of ephebe to right. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Horse prancing to right, over boeotian shield. Price 352. Dark green glossy patina; an impressive coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare as a Chalkous
Lot 198
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.53 g, 12 h), Uncertain mint in Macedon, c. 336-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ between club and quiver. Price 327. Dark green patina; very rare denomination. Slightly off-centered obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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