obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 199
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.70 g), Uncertain mint in Macedon, circa 325-310 BC. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in central boss and five double crescents divided by groups of five pellets around. Rev. B A Decorated Macedonian helmet; YE monogram to lower right field. Price 405. A clear example. Pleasant brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 200
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 6.19 g, 1 h), a lifetime issue, Sardes, c. 334-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY flanked by bow in case and club; below club, EYΞ monogram. Müller 841. Price 2552. A clear and perfectly centered example with a glossy dark patina and a bold portrait; rarely seen so nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Rare hemidrachm from Tyre
Lot 201
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.04 g, 6 h), struck under Menon or Menes, Tyre, c. 332/1-328/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left. Newell, Dated 8 (Ake). Price 3246 (Ake). Rare; one of the few examples without any controls. Some uncleaned deposits on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another rare hemidrachm
Lot 202
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.02 g, 12 h), Arados, circa 328-320. Head of Herakles in lion’s skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; below throne, Α above Ρ; to left, Ζ. Price 3330. Rare. Clear and well-struck. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 203
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.03 g, 6 h), struck under Menes or Philotas, Tarsos, c. 327-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, plow; below throne Γ. Müller 1281. Price 3015. Rare. Slightly off-centered, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 204
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 17.01 g, 12 h), Arados, c. 325/4-324/3. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, AP monogram. Price 3305 (same obverse die as the coin illustrated). An attractive, toned piece struck in high relief. Gash on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 205
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.32 g, 12 h), struck under Philoxenos, Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre with his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. Price 2090. A bright and clear example nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A particularly elegant Stater struck in Amphipolis
Lot 206
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.62 g, 7 h), struck under Antipater, Amphipolis, c. 325-319. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, kantharos. Price 168. SNG Saroglos 99-100. Troxell, Studies, 484, dies O11/C4. Well centered and struck. Some scrapes and bangs, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 207
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 5.63 g, 5 h), uncertain mint in Macedon, c. 325-310. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. B A The weapons of Herakles: club and bow in bowcase; below, wreath. Price 388. With a glossy green patina and a lovely obverse. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 208
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 4.21 g, 12 h), struck under Menander, Sardes, c. 324/3. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, bee; below throne monogram. ADM I Series X. Price 2563. Sharp and lustrous; excellent silver. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 209
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.30 g, 12 h), Struck under Menander, Sardes, c. 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, torch; below throne monogram. ADM I Series X. Price 2567. A very attractive, lightly toned example. Slightly off-centered reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 210
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.30 g, 12 h), Struck under Menander, Sardes, c. 324/3. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, ΞY monogram; below throne,rose. ADM I Series IX. Price 2553. Well centered and sharp. Some dark spots, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unusual symbol
Lot 211
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.29 g, 5 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios and Antigonos I Monopthalmos, Abydos, c. 323-317. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, horse's leg; below throne, star above MO monogram. Thompson/Bellinger, Abydus, 7. Price 1517. SNG Berry 225. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
The fourth example recorded
Lot 212
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.11 g, 2 h), in the types of Alexander III the Great, Arados, c. 323-317. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle and below throne monograms. Müller 112. Price P 166 (As Marathos). A very rare variety. Slightly doubled inscription on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 213
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 4.21 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Sardes, c. 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; below eagle, lighted torch; below throne A monogram. Price 2637. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 214
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.21 g), struck posthumously, uncertain mint in Asia Minor, after 323 BC. Macedonian shield ornamented with five linear crescents around the edge and a pellet at the center. Rev. K Bow-case and club; grain ear to right. AMNG I 207-8 (Kallatis). Liampi 160-2. Chocolate patina and pleasing. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 215
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.19 g, 9 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Kolophon, c. 320-301. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, long torch; below throne KAP monogram. Price 1829. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 216
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.57 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Seleukos I Nikator, Babylon, circa 311-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, monogram within wreath; to outer left, monogram of MI. Price 3749. SC 81.3. A splendid, well centered, lustrous piece struck on a broad flan. Bang on the reverse edge and nimor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 217
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.08 g, 11 h), struck under Kassander, Amphipolis, c. 307-297. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, Λ above torch; under throne, 8-rayed star. Ehrhardt 40. Price 474. Well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 218
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Attalos I, Pergamon, c. 215-200. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, fly. Kleiner, Alexander IV. Price 1476. Toned. Scratches on the obverse and die flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 219
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.13 g, 3 h), in the types of Alexander III the Great, Babylon, c. 323-318/7. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ [Φ]ΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on a backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, M. Price P185. An earlier state of the reverse die of CNG e-auction 351 (2015), 108. Nicely toned. Die break on the reverse and some remaining deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 220
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.11 g, 2 h), in the types of Alexander III the Great, ‘Babylon’, struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, c. 323-318/7. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, wheel above monogram; below throne monogram. Price - (but cf. P191 for a drachm). SNG Saroglos 891, (same obv. die). A very rare variety. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 221
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.14 g, 11 h), Kolophon, c. 322-319. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below eagle, lyre; below throne, A. Price P44. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 222
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.91 g, 3 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55 BC. Horned head of Pan to left, within the center of a Macedonian shield. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding left; to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; to right, monogram of KT. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3261. SNG Copenhagen 1201. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 223
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.19 g, 9 h), Amphipolis. Head of nymph to right. Rev. MAKE-ΔONΩN Stern of galley to right; [control mark to right]. HGC 3, 326. Touratsoglou, pl. V, 16. Bright and clear. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 224
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15 mm, 1.67 g), struck in the name of the Botteatans, Pella, in the district of Bottiaia (or possibly Thessaloniki?). Macedonian shield ornamented with seven linear crescents around the edge and a tetraskeles of crescents at the center. Rev. ΒΟΤΤΕΑΤΩΝ inscribed on stern of galley to right; below, ΘE. AMNG 123. SNG Ashmolean 3289. Liampi, Schild M47. Toned. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 225
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.85 g), struck in the name of the Botteatans, Pella, in the district of Bottiaia. Macedonian shield ornamented with seven linear crescents around the edge and a tetraskeles of crescents at the center. Rev. ΒΟΤΤΕΑΤΩΝ inscribed on stern of galley to right. AMNG 119. BMC 1. SNG Copenhagen 136. Well centered and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 226
THESSALY. Kierion. c. 350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 14 mm, 1.28 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙ-ΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, kneeling to right, turning back to left and playing knucklebones; to right, magistrate’s initial Φ. BCD 1073. BMFA 873. SNG Copenhagen 32. Traité IV, 509. Rare. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 227
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 462/1-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.91 g, 6 h). Forepart of bull to left, head right; transverse trident in the background. Rev. K-RA Head of bridled horse to right within deep incuse square. BCD II 114.1. HGC 4, 378. Liampi, Corpus, Group I.I.B, 4 (V3/R2). With an appealing toning; struck on a relatively broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 228
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 400-344 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.48 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΡΑ-N IΩNO Horseman wearing petasos riding right; trident below. BCD II 117.9 (this obverse die). Rogers 179. Dark brown glossy patina; unusual legend for the series. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 229
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 350-300. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.03 g, 4 h). Λ-E Thessalian horseman galloping to left. Rev. ΚΡΑΝ / ΛE Bull butting to right; trident above. BCD II 118.14. An attractive example with a black patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 230
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 479-465 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 1.02 g, 9 h). Head of the nymph Larissa to right, her hair bound with a ribbon and tied at the back. Rev. ΛA Jason's sandal to left, all within incuse square. BCD II 139 & 348.2 (same dies). Hermann group 1c, pl. I, 4. SNG Ashmolean 3843. Rare. Very well-struck on a full flan. Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 231
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 400 BC. Obol (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.95 g, 8 h). ΣO Horse walking to left. Rev. ΛAΡIΣ-ΣA The nymph Larissa standing on ground line facing, her head turned right, in her raised right hand she holds a wreath and in her lowered left a ball. BCD II 363.2 (same dies). Slightly porous, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 232
THESSALY. Magnetes. Mid 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.35 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗ-ΤΩΝ The centaur Chiron striding right, holding branch over his left shoulder; to right, eight-pointed star. BCD II 418.2. HGC 4, 66. Rogers 337. SNG Copenhagen 158. Dark green glossy patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 233
THESSALY. Meliboeia. Circa 352-344 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 1.85 g, 9 h). Head of nymph to left, wearing earring. Rev. ΜΕ-ΛΙ Grape bunch on vine. BCD II 454.2. Lustrous dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 234
THESSALY. Peuma. Circa 302-286 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.99 g, 9 h). Wreathed head of Achilles to right. Rev. ΠΕ - ΥΜΑΤ - ΙΩ - Ν Monogram of ΑΧ with Thessalian helmet to right. BCD 1248. Heyman, Les monnaies de Peuma en Thessalie, RBN 1967, pp. 1-9, 1-4. Moustaka 154. Rogers 442. Brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 235
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Mid-late 5th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.08 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing drop earring and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three coiled serpents. Rev. Φ-AR Horse's head to right; all within incuse square. BCD 1277. HGC 4, 629. An attractive piece of excellent style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 236
THESSALY. Pherai. Circa 360s-350s BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.41 g, 2 h). Head of Ennodia to right. Rev. Φ-Ε Hunting dog sitting to right. BCD 1306, BCD II 694. Moustaka 1983, 73. Extremely rare. Lightly struck. Slightly rough, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 237
THESSALY. Skotussa. Circa 462/1-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.85 g, 6 h). Head and neck of bull to left, head facing; above, dolphin to right. Rev. ϟΚ - Ο Head of bridled horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD 1331 var. (same reverse die). Very rare. Somewhat rough surfaces, but toned. Flan fault, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 238
EPEIROS. Ambrakia. Circa 480-458 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.29 g, 2 h), c. 480s. A Pegasos with curved wings, flying to right. Rev. Head of Athena (or more appropriately, Aphrodite) to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Ravel, Ambrakia 1-2. Clear, well-struck and nicely toned. Some die flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 239
KORKYRA. Korkyra. Circa 510-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.80 g). Scallop shell. Rev. Star of four rays; all within incuse square. HGC 6, 57. SNG Copenhagen 149. Rare and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 240
KORKYRA. Korkyra. Circa 510-480 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6.5 mm, 0.41 g). Amphora (or aryballos?). Rev. K-O-P between the four rays of a star; all within incuse square. Unpublished with the inscription on the reverse. Cf. HGC 6, 61. Gorny & Mosch 245 (2017), 1256 (same dies). Very rare; the third known example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 241
AKARNANIA. Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.28 g, 10 h). Pegasos flying left; below, monogram of AN. Rev. AN Helmeted head of Athena to left; to right, tripod within wreath. BCD Akarnania 83. HGC 4, 755. Pegasi 29. Attractive old cabinet toning. Minor scratches and both sides slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 242
AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 330-300 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 17 mm, 6.38 g, 7 h). Head of Hermes to right. Rev. APΓEIΩN Dog standing to right; below, scorpion; in exergue, spear-head. BCD Akarnania 146-148 var. An extremely rare and unpublished coin, without doubt one of the best available examples of the series. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 181 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 243
AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. 3rd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.21 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. APΓEIΩΝ Owl standing to left, head facing; to left, [spear]. BCD Akarnania 160. SNG Copenhagen 322. Fine light green patina. Ragged edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 244
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 440-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.58 g). Λ Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to right. Rev. T-P-I-H Facing Gorgoneion. BCD Akarnania -. HGC 4, 848. Roma 8 (2014), 257 corr. (attributed to Corinth). An early and particularly rare example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 245
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 380-320 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.66 g, 12 h). Λ Pegasos, with straight wing, flying to left. Rev. Facing Gorgoneion. BCD Akarnania 228-229. HGC 4, 851. An attractive piece. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 246
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.59 g, 1 h). Pegasus flying right with straight wings; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, Λ and grasshopper. BCD Akarnania -. Calciati 112. Toned and well-struck; a very rare variety with the grasshopper. Very minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 247
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 300-200 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 1.14 g, 10 h). Pegasos flying vigorously to left, with straight wings; IΠ below. Rev. ΛEY Ornamented trident; to right, bunch of grapes. BCD Akarnania 283 var. Very rare; a pleasing piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 248
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250-200 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.56 g), Leukas, Lykourgos. ΛΥΚΟΥΡΓΟΣ Head of the youthful river-god Acheloös to right. Rev. ΑΚΑΡΝΑΝΩΝ Apollo, nude, seated left on a volute ornamented marble throne, holding a bow in his right hand and resting his left arm on the chair; to left, monogram of ΑΡ. BCD Akarnania 29-30 (same dies). BMC 10 and pl. XXVII, 3 (same dies). Imhoof-Blumer Akarnanien 21. Pozzi 1322. SNG Lockett 1684. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 249
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Leukas. 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.90 g, 12 h), Agetor. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΓHTΩP Head of river-god Achelöos to right. BCD Akarnania 39.8. McClean 5394. Nicely centered. Slightly weakly struck and with some roughness, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 250
AKARNANIA. Medeion. Circa 350-300 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.71 g, 9 h), Phi.... Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ME ΦI Owl standing to right, head facing. BCD Akarnania 342.2 var. (owl to left). HGC 4, 892. Scarce with the owl to right, and with an attractive light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 251
AKARNANIA. The Oiniadai. Circa 219-211 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.39 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Zeus right; star behind neck; monogram below. Rev. OINIAΔAN Head of river-god Achelӧos to right; behind, monogram of APK. BCD Akarnania 348 (this reverse die). SNG Copenhagen 400. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 252
AKARNANIA. Thyrrheion. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.99 g, 10 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΘYP Owl standing right, head facing; to left, boukranion and olive spray. BCD Akarnania 379.1. HGC 4, 930. An attractive piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 253
UNCERTAIN COLONY OF CORINTH IN WESTERN GREECE. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.47 g, 1 h), possibly Korkyra (?). Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a wide band, wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace; behind neck, uncertain monogram. BCD Corinth -. SNG Copenhagen -. Pozzi 1716 var. (Corinth type). Cf. Savoca 21 (2018) 133. An unpublished variety, toned. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 254
LOKRIS. Lokris Opuntii. Late 3rd Century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.03 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Λ-O (retrograde) Bunch of grapes with tendrils and vine leaves. BCD 135.7. Has been cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 255
PHOKIS. Elateia. 3rd-2nd century BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.70 g, 1 h). EΛ Facing head of bull, wearing sacrificial fillet. Rev. ΦΩΚΕΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. BCD Phokis 419-26. HGC 4, 1143. Nicely centered. A little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 256
BOEOTIA. Thebes. 525-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 5.71 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Mill-sail pattern incuse square. BCD Boiotia 328. BMC 1. HGC 4, 1337. Clear and with an obverse in high relief. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 257
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 395-387 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.56 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΒΟ-ΙΩ Amphora with fluted body and prominent handles; above, club to right. BCD Boiotia 16. BMC 45. SNG Copenhagen 169. Attractively toned. Test punch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 258
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 405-395 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.21 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ-E Bunch of grapes on vine branch. BCD Boiotia 466. Obverse off-center and with rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 259
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510-500/490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.31 g, 6 h). Archaic head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and disk earring. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing; olive sprig with four leaves behind. Seltman Group E. Cf. Svoronos pl. 5, 15-16. Struck from very worn dies and with a test cut on the reverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Among the finest known
Lot 260
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.15 g, 10 h). 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 with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group V. Cf. Svoronos pl. 9, 7 ff. A wonderful, fresh example, very well-centered, with much original luster and with a wonderful owl. Obverse slightly double-struck and with a flan fault on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 261
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h), c. 449-445. 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. HGC 4, 1597. Starr pl. XXIII, 10. Svoronos pl. 10, 16-18. An elegant coin perfectly centered and with a sharp reverse. Bang on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 262
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.28 g, 1 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 20. Sharp and curiously attractive because of its oddly shaped flan. Minor bang on the chin, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 263
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.26 g, 8 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 13, 14 . Lustrous and with an attractive Owl. Obverse off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 264
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.20 g, 9 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Svoronos pl. 13, 15. Clear and attractive. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 265
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.20 g, 7 h), 440s-430s . 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. Cf. Svoronos pl. 12, 11. Attractive and nicely struck. Die fault over Athena's eye and minor old scratch on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 266
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.30 g, 5 h), 4403-430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 9. A very attractive, sharply struck example . With the tip of Athena's nose off the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 267
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.25 g, 5 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 5. Very attractrive and very sharply struck. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 268
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21§ mm, 17.21 g, 8 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Svoronos pl. 13, 20. Attractive, well-centered and nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 269
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.21 g, 3 h), 440s-430s . 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 8. Sharp and clear. Flan crack, and, on the obverse, a minor die fault and two minor bankers' marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 270
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.29 g, 9 h), 440s-430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 20. Rough surfaces, many scratches and two circular countermarks on the cheek, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 271
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.22 g, 7 h), 430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 10. Attractive and with much of the crest on Athena's helmet visible. Minor defects on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 272
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 12 h), 430s. 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. Kroll 8. Svoronos pl. 14, 6 ff. Bright, clear, lustrous and particularly nice. Obverse slightly off-center, some die rust and flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 273
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.24 g, 10 h), 430s. 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. Kroll 8. Svoronos pl. 14, 6 ff. Bright, clear and lustrous. Well centered on a short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 444 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 274
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.81 g, 1 h), 430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 14, 10. A particularly bright example. Test punches on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 275
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.29 g, 10 h), 430s. 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. Cf. Sv. pl. 15, 12. Sharp and lustrous. Both sides very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 276
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.24 g, 11 h), 430s BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 14, 2. Lustrous, very sharply struck and with a wonderful reverse. Obverse slightly off center and with a die fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 277
ATTICA. Athens. Mid 20's-19 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.77 g, 11 h). Triptolemos, holding sceptre, mounting winged chariot drawn by serpents. Rev. AΘE Nike advancing and holding fillet and stylis. Kroll 155. Svoronos pl. 104, 51-53. Very rare type; none appeared in the market the last 20 years. Fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 278
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Megara. Circa 175-168 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.67 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaean League monogram with lyre above, and Δ I to left and right; below, Φ; all within laurel wreath. Agrinion 519 (same dies). BCD Peloponnesos 27.6. A toned example; rare mint. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A beautifully toned Stater from Aegina
Lot 279
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 500/490-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 12.46 g). Sea turtle with trefoil collar and line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with small skew pattern. Asyut Group VII. HGC 6, 434. Meadows, Aegina, Group IIc. SNG Copenhagen 507. An attractive toned piece. Double-struck obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 280
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.77 g, 9 h). Ϙ Pegasos with spread wings flying to left. Rev. A-Λ Pegasos with curved wings standing right on a stepped plinth. BCD Corinth 197 var. (magistrate's initials). Struck on a particularly broad flan. Slightly porous and off-centered obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 281
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.80 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos with spread wings flying to left. Rev. A-P Pegasos with curved wings standing left on a stepped plinth. Cf. BCD Corinth 196 (but there the reverse Pegasos is walking and is accompanied by a magistrate's initials). For the same types as here see the diobol from Leukas, BCD Akarnania 190.1 and SNG Copenhagen 333. Extremely rare, perhaps the second known example, clear and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 282
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.82 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Pegasos with curved wings standing to left on a stepped plinth. Cf. BCD Corinth 196 (but there the reverse Pegasos is walking and is accompanied by a magistrate's initials). For the same types as here see the diobol from Leukas, BCD Akarnania 190.1 and SNG Copenhagen 333. a coin of particularly academic importance. Sligtly porous. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 283
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.38 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to right. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. BCD Corinth -. SNG Copenhagen -. Cf. CNG 50 (1999), 778. A very rare, possibly unpublished variety; toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 284
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.41 g, 2 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to right. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair in a sakkos ,bound at the top in a ring to form a short ponytail, and wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. BCD Corinth 175. SNG Copenhagen 131. Toned; rare with the types on both sides to right. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 285
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.62 g, 5 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, her hair in a sakkos, and bound at the top in a ring to form a short ponytail, and wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace; behind her neck, ΣΩ. BCD Corinth 169. SNG Copenhagen 130. Nicely centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 286
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Corinth. Circa 160-146 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.42 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Pegasos flying to right, with Achaian League monogram below; around monogram K-A-Σ; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 73.2. Benner 11. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished Chalkous from Phlious
Lot 287
PHLIASIA. Phlious. Circa 400-350 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.63 g, 4 h). Bull butting to left, with head facing; above, I. Rev. Φ surrounded by four pellets. BCD Peloponnesos 110-111, 124 var. (without I, or with Π on obverse). HGC 5, 172. A possibly unpublished variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 288
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Aigiera. Circa 160-146 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.19 g, 1 h), Glaukos. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram, with forepart of a goat above; to left, ΓΛ; to right, AY. Clerk 19. BCD Peloponnesos 397. Lightly toned and scarce with this arrangement of the legend. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 289
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 1.87 g, 4 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, ΠA; to left, Φ; to right, AX; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 508.2. A sharp and bright coin. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
As struck Hemidrachm
Lot 290
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.40 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, AX; to left, A; to right, ΠΑ; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 506. A sharp and bright coin. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 291
ELIS. Olympia. Circa 350s. Hemiobol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.40 g, 6 h). HP-A Head of the eponymous nymph Olympia to right, with her hair in a roll, wearing a pendant earring. Rev. F-A Thunderbolt. BCD Olympia 169. BCD Peloponnesos 650 (this obverse die but obverse inscription not noted). BMC 80. One of the better known examples of this rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 292
ARGOLIS. Argos. Circa 90-50 BC. Triobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.18 g, 11 h). Forepart of wolf at bay to left. Rev. Large A; below crossbar, eagle standing right on thunderbolt; in fields, I-E/P-Ω/NO-Σ in three lines. BCD Peloponnesos 1177-8. HGC 5, 692. Nicely toned. Slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 293
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Tegea. Circa 465-460 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.89 g, 12 h). Zeus Lykaios seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and scepter with his left. Rev. ΑRKA-ΔIKON Head of Kallisto to right, wearing hair band and pendant necklace. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1710 and Williams, 181, especially obverse 123. Attractively toned, with a seated Zeus of fine style and with a lovely head of Kallisto. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 294
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 330-275 BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.82 g, 5 h), Megalopolis. Horned head of Pan to left. Rev. Large APK monogram; I to left, syrinx below. BCD Peloponnesos (Megalopolis) 1525 (this obverse die). BMC 58. HGC 5, 930. A well centered obol of fine style. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 295
KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rhescuporis II, with Elagabalus, 211/2 - 226/7. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 7.72 g, 12 h), year 515 = 218-219. BACIΛЄΩC PHCKOYΠOPIΔOC Diademed and draped and cuirassed bust of Rhescuporis to right; in field to right, trident. Rev. ЄIΦ Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus to right. MacDonald 558/3. Same dies as Baldwins 100, 234. Well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 296
PONTOS. Amisos. Circa 120-63 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.01 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Artemis to right, with quiver behind her shoulder. Rev. AMIΣOY Stag standing to right; in the background, tree. RG 20. SNG von Aulock 72. This coin was published in wildwinds: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/pontos/amisos/t.html. "Stunning green patina; a beautiful and extremely rare coin "(in the opinion of D. Gerothanasis after too much tsipoura, but it is nice... Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 297
PONTOS. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 13.83 g, 11 h). Head of Perseus to right, wearing Phrygian helmet decorated with stars. Rev. AMIΣOY Pegasos grazing to left; below, monogram. HGC 7, 239. Malloy 33b. SNG BM Black Sea 1212-17 var. (monogram). With a dark, glossy, black-green patina and with a reverse type reminiscent of those on the early tetradrachms of Mithradates VI. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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