nomos 13
7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
An extraordinarily attractive bronze from Arretium or Populonia
Lot 109
ETRURIA, Arretium or Populonia. 3rd century BC. AE (Bronze, 18mm, 6.64 g 6). Head of a young male Aethiopian or Nubian to right. Rev. Elephant with a bell hanging from his neck; below, Etruscan M. HN III 69. SNG ANS 40. An extraordinarily attractive example of this rare type. Well-centered and with an attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
A lovely Stater from Tarentum with an extensive pedigree
Lot 110
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 490-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 8.00 g 3). ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, his left arm outstretched with the palm of his hand upwards, and holding an octopus in his right; cable border. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Hippocamp to right; below, scallop; border of rays. Fischer-Bossert 55 f (this coin). HN III 827. Vlasto 116 (this coin). Toned and impressive, and with a fine pedigree. Scratches from 19th century cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 111
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.94 g 5), 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. Attractive, toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 112
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 6.57 g, 12 h), Phintylos and Eu.... Warrior, nude but for his helmet, riding horse galloping to right, thrusting spear with his upraised right hand, holding two spears and the reins with his left, and with his shield over his back; to left, ΕΥ; below, ΦΙΝΤΥΛΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, riding dolphin to left, holding [Nike] in his right hand and trident with his left; below right arm, ΠΟΛΥ; below dolphin, galley prow to left. HN III 1002. Vlasto 721. Very attractively toned and very sharply struck. Reverse very slightly off center to left, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A beautiful and pedigreed Nomos from Metapontum
Lot 113
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.71 g 6). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, cross-headed torch. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; to right, 𐅂Η. HN III 1955. Johnston A5.3. SNG ANS 405. An attractive, very sharp and well struck piece with an elegant head of Leukippos. Some minor marks and striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 114
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.23 g 8). Laureate head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn around his ear. Rev. ΜΕ Ear of barley with six grains and leaf to right: to right, on leaf, tripod. HN III 1603. Johnston F6.2 (same dies). SNG ANS 520. SNG Lloyd 397. Nicely toned and of splendid style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A very rare and well-struck Nomos from Metapontum
Lot 115
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18mm, 7.96 g 3). Diademed head of bearded Herakles to left, club behind his neck. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to right, kantharos; to right below leaf, ΒΙ. HN III 1621. Johnston D4.1. This type, with the head of Herakles to left, is very rare. Attractive, well-struck and nicely toned. Minor edge split from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7250 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 116
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 30 mm, 8.33 g, 12 h). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand and, on his outstretched left arm, small figure of a daimon running to right, holding a branch in each of his hands and with his head turned back to look at Apollo; to right, stag standing right, head turned back to left; all within cable border. Rev. As the obverse, but incuse, except for the daimon, branches and stag’s antlers, which are in relief, and with no legend. HN III 2035. Noe, Caulonia Group A, 5. SNG ANS 142. Nicely toned. Slightly weakly struck and with some striking flatness, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 117
BRUTTIUM, Medma. 330-320 (?) BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.68 g 6). Pegasos prancing left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet; below bust, M. Calciati 1/5. HN III 2425. SNG ANS 587. Toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 118
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 420-415/0 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.73 g 6). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗ Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Attractive dark patina. A sharp and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 119
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 16.99 g 3). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 979. SNG Copenhagen 41. SNG Oxford 1669. A pleasant, toned and well-centered example. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A most attractive Tetradrachm from Akragas
Lot 120
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.36 g 4). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. Crab; below, lotos bud on double spiral vine; all within a shallow circular incuse. Randazzo 16 var. Rizzo pl. I, 7. A remarkably clear and well-struck example. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
An extremely rare Dionkion from Akragas
Lot 121
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 450/440-420 BC. Dionkion (Silver, 4 mm, 0.09 g). Eagle’s head to right; below, Α. Rev. Two pellets. Cf. Manganaro Obolo pl. 23, 25. Extremely rare. One of the smallest of all Greek silver coins. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
A beautiful Didrachm from Gela, from the Hunt Collection
Lot 122
SICILY. Gela. . Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 8.73 g, 12 h), c. 490/85-480/75 BC. Bearded horseman, nude, riding right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕ-Λ-Α Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 7. SNG ANS 4. SNG Lloyd 956. A coin of the finest style. Reverse very slightly off-center, and some very minor marks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 123
SICILY, Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.76 g 11). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. [E]PBHΣΣ[OΣ] Bearded head of the river-god Herbessos to right, wearing taenia. Cf. Campana 1. Rare. Nicely toned and of excellent style, but struck on an irregular flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
A very rare Pentonkion from Himera
Lot 124
SICILY. Himera. Circa 430-420 BC. Pentonkion (Bronze, 27 mm, 25.60 g). Facing gorgoneion with open mouth, protruding tongue and prominent teeth. Rev. Five pellets within a shallow incuse square. CNS 6 = SNG Munich 363. Very rare. Dark, blackish-green patina with some earthen highlights. Very boldly struck and impressive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
An outstanding Tetradrachm from Leontinoi
Lot 125
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 17.42 g 2). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. Attractive and clear. Struck on a short flan and with some metal faults and minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 126
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14mm, 2.00 g 2). ΛΕΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to left; to left before, laurel leaf. Rev. Tripod with three ring handles and lion’s feet; behind, lyre; to left and right, barley grain; below, three pellets. Basel 355. Boehringer pl. 13, 73. Calciati 1/5. A splendid piece with a superb, glossy dark green patina. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 127
SICILY, Leontinoi. Time of Timoleon, 344-339/8 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.30 g 3). Pegasos flying left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, wheat grain. Calciati 1. SNG ANS 269. Rare. Nicely toned. Reverse surfaces with remains of removed corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 128
SICILY, Messana. 460-451 BC. Litra (Silver, 14mm, 0.76 g 8). Hare springing to right; below, cockle shell. Rev. ΜΕΣ within olive wreath. SNG Copenhagen 413. Nicely toned and on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 129
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 465-459 BC. Litra (Silver, 16mm, 0.80 g 3). Bearded male head to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΜΟRCΑ-ΝΤΙΝΑ (retrograde) Ear of grain. Erim & Jaunzems 2. Rizzo pl. LX, 1. SNG ANS 463. Rare. Clear and attractive with toned surfaces. Usual die break on the reverse, and with a lightly struck obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
A rare and beautiful 1 1/4 Litra from Morgantina
Lot 130
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 339/8-317 BC. 1 1/4 Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.83 g 12 ). ΜΟΡΓΑ − Ν − ΤΙ − ΝΩ − Ν Head of Athena facing three-quarters right, wearing triple crested helmet. Rev. Nike, her wings spread, seated left on a boulder, holding a wreath in her right hand and resting her left on the rock. Erim & Jaunzems p. 9, 2 = pl. 1, 12. Rizzo pl. LX, 2a. SNG ANS 465. SNG Lockett 835. Rare. A beautiful coin of outstanding, late-classical style. Remains of corrosion and some very slight chipping on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
A very rare and well-preserved Litra from Panormos
Lot 131
SICILY, Panormos. Circa 415-405 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.71 g 5). Diademed head of a nymph to right, her hair falling down the back of her neck; around, two dolphins swimming to right. Rev. Poseidon, draped from the waist, seated to right, holding a trident in his left hand and extending his right toward a dolphin swimming downwards to right. Jenkins, Punic I, pl. 24, 3. Very rare. A bold and attractive piece with a light grey patina. Obverse fields marked by minor die breaks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
An outstanding Tetradrachm from Selinos
Lot 132
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.11 g 5). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟΣ (retrograde) Apollo and Artemis standing left in a quadriga moving slowly to left; Artemis holding the reins and Apollo drawing his bow. Rev. ΣΕΛΙΝΟΣ The river-god Selinos, horned and nude, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right, from which he pours a libation over a garlanded altar to left; to left, rooster standing left; to right, selinon leaf over a bull standing left on a base. Haymann, ’Antike Münzen sammeln’, this coin illustrated on the front cover. Schwabacher 4. Cf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 14. Rare. Obverse slightly flat struck and with slight traces of corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
A nicely toned and pedigreed 8 Litrai of The Sikeliotes
Lot 133
SICILY. The Sikeliotes, circa 214-213 BC. 8 Litrai (Silver, 20mm, 6.84 g 12), Morgantina. Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain ears and veil; behind, holly-leaf. Rev. ΣIKEΛIΩTAN Nike, holding goad in her right hand and the reins in both, driving galloping quadriga to right; above, monogram. Burnett 110. Erim & Jaunzems II. SNG ANS 1168. An attractive, toned and well-struck coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 134
SICILY. The Sikeliotes, circa 214-213 BC. 4 Litrai (Silver, 16mm, 3.95 g 11), Morgantina. Head of Persephone to left, wearing a grain wreath, necklace and a triple-pendant earring, and with short, curly hair; behind, poppy. Rev. ΣΙΚΕΛΙΩΤΑΝ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left, driving biga rushing to left; above, monogram. Basel 415 (same dies). Burnett 112 (same dies). Attractive and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 135
SICILY. The Sikeliotes, circa 214-213 BC. Dilitron (Silver, 16mm, 2.03 g 9), Morgantina. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΣΙΚΕΛΙΩΤΑΝ Armored cavalryman on horse galloping to right, holding lance; above, monogram. Basel 416. SNG ANS 1169. Very rare. Attractively toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 136
SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.27 g 9), c. 478-475 BC. Bearded charioteer driving quadriga walking to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing a pearl diadem and a pearl necklace and with her hair falling back behind her neck but turned up beneath her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Boehringer 123. SNG ANS 33. A splendid example: bright, well-struck, well-centered and of excellent style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 137
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.33 g 12). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing a double spiral earring and a simple necklace, and with her hair bound in a sakkos ornamented with a patterned band over her forehead; before Arethusa’s head, two dolphins swimming upwards and one swimming downwards; behind her neck, dolphin swimming upwards. Boheringer 642 (V326/R442). SNG ANS 207. With an undeniably elegant and sharply struck head of Arethusa. Struck on a short flan from a worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 138
SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Timoleon, 344-339/335 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.73 g 9). Pegasos flying left. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Calciati 2. SNG ANS 496 ff. An attractive piece struck on a broad flan. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 139
SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Timoleon, 344-339/335 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.78 g, 6 h). Pegasos flying left. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, AI. Calciati 7. SNG ANS 506. Rare. A lovely, lightly toned example. Some striking flatness, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Extremely rare and among the finest examples known
Lot 140
Pyrrhos, King of Epiros, 297-272 BC. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 4.27 g 6), as King of Sicily, Syracuse, 278-275. Head of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her quiver on her left shoulder; behind, bee. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYPPOY Nike alighting to left, holding trophy over her left arm and wreath in her right hand; in the upper left field, crescent. BMC 5. Giesecke pl. 23, 2-3. Extremely rare. A particularly lovely example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
From the collections of V.M. Brand and S. Pozzi
Lot 141
SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Hemistater or Drachm (Gold, 13mm, 4.28 g 12), c. 217-215. Head of Persephone to left, wearing grain ear wreath and pendant earring; behind head, uncertain symbol. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Charioteer driving biga galloping to left; no symbol below. Cf. BMC 511 ff. Cf. Gulbenkian 348. Pozzi 653 (this coin). A rare variety. Nicely struck and of good style. Uncleaned; with a minor fault on the first horse’s side, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 142
SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Hemistater or Drachm (Gold, 15mm, 4.32 g 10), c. 217-215. Head of Persephone to left, wearing grain ear wreath and pendant earring; behind head, cornucopiae. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Charioteer driving biga galloping to right; below, pellet. Cf. Goldberg 72, 4031 (same obverse die). A very rare variant. Struck from rusty dies and with some double-striking on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 143
SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 25mm, 13.38 g 6), 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga moving slowly to right; above, ΑΦ. Burnett -. Noble 96, 2011, 4971 (same dies). Bright, unusually well-struck and sharp, and with a fine portrait. Some slight crystalization on the edge at 6 on the reverse, as well as a very minor die fault, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 144
CARTHAGINANS IN SICILY, Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.70 g 2), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. ’MMHNT = People of the Camp Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 143. A fresh and attractive coin of fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
A lustrous Stater from Carthage
Lot 145
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 9.19 g 12). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and pendant necklace. Rev. Horse standing right; to right, three pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIh, 93. An attractive piece. Some very minor die faults on the obverse and reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 146
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 10 mm, 2.43 g, 10 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring. Rev. Date palm with two clusters of fruit. Jenkins & Lewis Group III, 119. MAA 6. SNG Copenhagen 130. Very rare. Minor marks on the obverse and on the edge, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
A wonderful Trihemistater from Carthage
Lot 147
CARTHAGE. Circa 270-264 BC. Trihemistater (Gold, 22mm, 12.51 g 12). Head of Tanit to right, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pendants. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left. BM Guide, pl. 52, 34 (same dies). Jenkins & Lewis Group IX, 377. A lovely clear and well-struck example, from the first die pair of the series. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 148
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 380-370 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.46 g 12). Head of bearded Pan with goat’s ear and wavy hair to left. Rev. ΠΑΝΤΙ Lion prowling to left, his head raised and his tail curled round between his back legs. Anokhin 9897. MacDonald 33. Attractively toned and of good style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Extremely rare and with an impressive pedigree
Lot 149
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 355-340 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 9.09 g 2). Head of bearded Pan with goat’s ear and unkempt hair to left. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Griffin prancing on a grain ear to left, his head facing and holding a spear in his jaws (its shaft forming the crossbar of the Α), and with his right forepaw raised. Gulbenkian 580. Jameson 2144 (this coin). Prinkipo 166. SNG BM 855. Extremely rare. With a head of Pan of remarkably fine style, made with great elegance and delicacy. Some minor scrapes on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130000 CHF
Estimate: 125000 CHF
One of the finest ancient coins in existence - from the Kunstfreund Collection
Lot 150
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 9.17 g 12). Head of Pan to left, with a pointed beard, a goat’s ear and a pug nose, wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Griffin prancing on a grain ear to left, his head facing and holding a spear in his jaws (its shaft forming the crossbar of the Α), and with his right forepaw raised. Franke/Marathaki 138. Gulbenkian 586. Kraay/Hirmer 441. Kunstfreund 188 (this coin). K. Regling, ¨Der griechische Goldschatz von Prinkipo¨, ZfN XLI (1931), 170. SNG BM 864 var. Extremely rare. A spectacular example of great power and beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150000 CHF
Estimate: 150000 CHF
A lustrous and most attractive example
Lot 151
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. Stater (Gold, 20mm, 9.11 g 12). Head of Pan to left, with a pointed beard, a goat’s ear and a pug nose, wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Griffin prancing to left, his head facing with a spear in his jaws, his right forepaw raised and with his left on a grain ear. Gulbenkian 588. SNG BM Black Sea 867. SNG Copenhagen 20. SNG Lockett 1095. A splendid piece, struck on a very broad flan. Some marks in the field on the obverse and some very minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Rare and lovely Tridrachm from Pantikapaion
Lot 152
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. Tridrachm (Silver, 24mm, 11.63 g 12). Head of a youthful satyr to left, with a pug nose, a bony knob on his forehead, a pointed animal’s ear and an ivy wreath. Rev. Π-Α-Ν Head of an ox to left. MacDonald 56. SNG BM Black Sea 879. Rare. A lovely and very well centered example with a dark patina as found. A few very minor scrapes in the patina, otherwise, bold, impressive and, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
A unique and beautiful Hexadrachm from Pantikapaion
Lot 153
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 303-293 BC. Hexadrachm (Silver, 27mm, 23.72 g 12). Bearded head of Pan to left, wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. ΠΑΝΤΙ Lion walking to left, with his jaws open and his right forepaw raised. B. A. Anokhin, Ancient Coins of the Northern Coast of the Black Sea, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Istitute of Archaeology, Kiev, 2011, 1029 (this coin). Markov, The Pantikapaeum Hextadrachm and its place in the system of the Bosporan Coinage, 9th All-Russian Numismatic Conference, Abstracts of Papers, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, 2001 (this coin published). Apparently unique and of the highest interest. Lightly toned and of a vigorous and impressive style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
An extremely rare Stater from the Caucasus area
Lot 154
KOLCHIS, The Caucasus Area. 1st century BC/1st-2nd century AD. Stater (Gold, 20mm, 5.41 g 11). Stylized beardless head to right, wearing what is apparently an Attic helmet with a high crest and ornaments; on the top of the crest at front, four birds. Rev. Crude figure seated to left, holding a small figure on its right arm and a transverse spear in its left; to left and right, vertical line of oblong pellets; below, trident to left. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 13 var. Extremely rare, an extraordinary and very unusual piece. Well centered and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Perhaps the second example known
Lot 155
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 402/1-400/399 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 13 mm, 2.53 g, 10 h). Head of Hermes facing, wearing petasos and with his head turned very slightly to his right. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing right, his forelegs close together; to right, sprouting corn-grain; all within incuse square. May, Ainos 333 (A208/P223) = McClean 3934. Extremely rare, perhaps only the second example known. With a lovely head of Hermes. Lightly rough surfaces, and with a reverse that is lightly struck and has minor metal fault, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
An extremely rare and most unusual coin
Lot 156
THRACE, Mesambria. Circa end 5th - early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10x8mm, 0.55 g). Corinthian helmet with transverse crest facing. Rev. Wheel of four spokes with a tetraskeles or swastika in each quarter. Cf. SNG BMC 267 = Traité II, 4, col 1033, 1653 and pl. ccclii, 4 (obol with ΜΕΣ and swastika). An extremely rare and most unusual coin. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise clear and, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 157
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.10 g 11), Lysimacheia, 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 without point; outer left, monogram of ΦΛ; in exergue, monogram of ΣΟ. Thompson 13. Toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 158
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 17.12 g 12), Smyrna, 287/6-282. 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; in outer left field, Φ; in inner left, turreted head of Tyche to right. Thompson 237. A very rare variety, known from less than a dozen examples. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
From the collections of V.M. Brand and Sir H. Weber
Lot 159
MACEDON, Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.58 g 8). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩ[Ν] Tripod with three handles and feet ending in lion’s paws; to right, stag’s head to left. Bellinger, Philippi 19 (this coin cited). Weber 1989 (this coin). Very rare. Some surface marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 160
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.63 g 11), Pella, c. 340-328 or c. 336-328. 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, trident to right. Le Rider 310 (D 143/R 237). With a splendid, large head of Apollo. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 161
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.61 g, 4 h), Pella, c. 340-328 or c. 336-328. 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, trident to right. Cf. Le Rider 340 ff. An attractive piece, struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 162
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 12mm, 2.13 g 3), Pella, 323-315. Head of youthful Herakles in lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Bow above club to right; below, trident to right. Le Rider 128 l (this coin). A clear and well centered example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A lovely Stater of Philip II
Lot 163
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19mm, 8.57 g 7), 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 B, 572 (D 238/R 416). A most attractive piece, with an unusually expressive head of Apollo. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
A very rare Diobol of Alexander the Great
Lot 164
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.44 g 10), ‘Amphipolis’, 336-323. Head of youthful Herakles in lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΑΝΔΡΟΥ Two eagles, both with closed wings, standing facing each other on a thunderbolt; to right, galley prow. Price 3. Very rare. A splendid, clear, well-struck and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 165
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.62 g 6), Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent; below neck, thunderbolt. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylus; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. Price 2077. Clear attractive and well-struck, with a large head of Athena. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 166
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), struck under Philip III, Kolophon, 323-319. Head of Herakles to right with lionskin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, eight-rayed star; to right, lance-head upwards. Price 1759. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 167
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.25 g 12), struck under Philip III, Side, 323-317. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, Α. Price 2968. Clear and sharp. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 168
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.22 g 12), Babylon, c. 323-317, under Philip III. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, Μ; below throne, ΛΥ. Price 3692. A well-centered piece, in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
From the collections of V.M. Brand and S. Pozzi
Lot 169
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.21 g, 6 h), ‘Amphipolis’, struck under Philip III, c. 320-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on throne, holding a vertical scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, crescent; below throne, Π. Price 123. Troxell, studies, issue J5. Toned, well-struck and particularly attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 170
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.54 g 12), struck under Antigonos Monophthalmos, Babylon, c. 317-311. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent coiled to right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram within wreath; to right, monogram of ΑΧ. Price 3721. Nicely centered and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
An astonishing coin of great style
Lot 171
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19mm, 8.55 g 10), Babylon (?), c. 311-305. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet, annular earring, and simple double torc 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 left, ΜΙ. Price 3749 var. An extraordinary piece, with the magistrates’ marks of Babylon but of highly unusual style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 172
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.13 g 3), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, circa 311-305. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, ΜΙ above rudder; below throne, monogram in wreath. Price 3761. Bold and well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 173
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.44 g, 12 h), Kallatis, c. 250-225. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding olive wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram. Price 894. Well-centered and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
A most attractive and sharp Stater of Alexander the Great
Lot 174
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.53 g 12), Sinope, c. 230-200. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding olive wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, kantharos above monogram. Price 1218. A most attractive and well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 175
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.14 g 12), Abydos. Head of Herakles to right in lionskin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, animal leg; below throne, above strut, star; below throne, below strut, monogram of ΜΟ. Price P20. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 176
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.16 g 5), An... and Leu... Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, monogram of ΛΕΥ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; in field to left and right, Α-Ν. BCD Triton 888.1. BMC 41. SNG Munich 212. An attractive, toned example struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 177
EPEIROS, Ambrakia. Circa 360-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.38 g 6). Pegasos flying right; below, A. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, fulminating Zeus to right. Calciati 91. A truly elegant coin with attractive light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 178
AKARNANIA, Anaktorion. Circa 320-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.61 g 10). ΑΝ (ligate) Pegasos flying left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind head, ΔΩ and burning altar. BCD 108. Calciati 58. Lightly toned and attractive. Reverse very slightly doubled, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 179
AKARNANIA, Echinos. Circa 345-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.39 g 10). Pegasos flying left. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, Ε and hook. BCD 169. Calciati 1. Rare. Nicely toned. Some traces of corrosion pitting on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 180
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.60 g 9). Pegasos flying left; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neck, kerykeion. BCD -. Calciati 91. A bold, well-struck and toned example. Obverse slightly off-struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 181
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 545-525/15 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.66 g). Wheel with central boss, four spokes and struts. Rev. Diagonally divided incuse square. Agora 4. Seltman pl. IV, ξ. Svoronos pl. 1, 60. Rare. Well struck and clear. Lightly crystalized surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 182
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.20 g 11). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Agora XXVI 8h. Dewing 1625. Well struck and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 183
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.16 g 3). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 184
ATTICA, Athens. 138/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 17.00 g 12), New Style, Glau... and Eche.... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΓΛ/ΑΥ -ΕΧΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, draped and radiate facing bust of Helios; on amphora, Β (= 2nd month); to left of owl, ΚΓ (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 288b. A bright and attractive piece with a large and impressive head of Athena. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 185
ATTICA. Athens. 137/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.91 g, 12 h), New Style, Miki(on) and Theophra(stos). Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ / ΜΙ/ΚΙ - / ΘΕΟ/ΦΡΑ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, Nike driving chariot to right; on amphora, uncertain letter; below amphora, ΜΕ (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 318. A bright and attractive example, but with some surface roughness. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
A wonderful and lustrous new style Tetradrachm from Athens
Lot 186
ATTICA, Athens. 136/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.90 g 12), New Style, Hera..., Aristoph... and Basilei.... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΗΡΑ / ΑΡΙ - ΣΤΟ /ΒΑΣΙ/ΛΕΙ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, club of Herakles downwards, with lion skin and bow in case; on amphora, Κ (= 11th month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 339. Bright, clear and well-centered. Some traces of corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 187
ATTICA, Athens. 135/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 16.75 g 12), New Style, Mened..., Epigeno... and Philo.... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. ΑΘΕ /ΜΕΝΕΔ / ΕΠΙ / ΓΕΝΟ / ΦΙΛΟ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, Asklepios standing to left; on amphora, Γ (= 3rd month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 349f. A bright and attractive example. Obverse lightly struck from a slightly rusty die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 188
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.66 g 2). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, dog seated right. BCD Corinth 53. Calciati 135. With a wonderful depiction of a hunting dog. Obverse slightly off center and with some hornsilver as found, otherwise, good very fine/extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 189
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.58 g 12). Ϙ Pegasus standing right, his left leg raised and his head bent down as if grazing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, bucranium. BCD Corinth 61. Calciati 213. A lovely, clear coin with a remarkably elegant depiction of Pegasus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 190
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.68 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasus, with curved wing, walking to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, chicken pecking to right. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 294. A bold and attractive piece; nicely toned. Minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 191
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.52 g 2). Ϙ Pegasus flying right with pointed wing, and with his rein trailing above. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, Nike standing right, holding a thymiaterion; above right, Ε - P. BCD Corinth 90. Calciati 347. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 192
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.59 g 6). Ϙ Pegasus flying right with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, Ε and poppy. BCD Corinth 93. Calciati 366. Toned and with an elegant reverse. Minor flan crack and a small die fault, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 193
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.64 g 5). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, Ε and amphora with long, pointed base. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 375/1. Attractively toned and very well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 194
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.66 g 12). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, hydria with a single handle at the neck and N. BCD Corinth 123. Calciati 378. Lightly toned, clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 195
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.69 g 1). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, term and N. BCD Corinth 127 var. Calciati 385. Bold and attractive. Some metal or die faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 196
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.60 g 9). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; below neck, A - Λ; behind neck, mask of Silenus facing, turned slightly to left. BCD Corinth 119. Calciati 408. Toned and clear. Very lightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 197
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.68 g 9). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, A Λ and cuirass. BCD Corinth 120. Calciati 410 (misprinted 402 in BCD). Attractively toned and lustrous. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 198
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.59 g, 6 h). 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, Nike flying to left. BCD 111. BMC 350. Calciati 420. Ravel 1030. A pleasant, clear example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 199
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.67 g 12). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, cow standing right, her head turned back to calf feeding left; before neck, ΔΙ. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 448. Toned and sharply struck with a superb reverse. Some striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 200
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 12.24 g 12). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove flying to left with wings open above and below; below dove’s neck, Ι; all within olive wreath tied on the right and with branch ends meeting on the left. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité 775, pl. CCXX, 12. An attractive piece. Obverse very slightly off center and with a little hornsilver, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Among the finest known Obols from Pheneos
Lot 201
ARCADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.90 g 3). Bust of youthful Hermes to right, his cloak tied around his neck and with his petasos hanging behind, suspended by a cord. Rev. ΦΕ Ram standing to right; above, kerykeion to right. BCD 1608. BMC 5. Traité II, 3, 891. Weber 4317. Rare. A lovely coin, beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
A beautiful Stater from Knossos, from the Hunt Collection
Lot 202
CRETE, Knossos. Circa 360-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 10.92 g). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Cruciform labyrinth made of four swastikas with a rosette of five pellets at the center; in the angles, four incuse squares. Le Rider pl. VII, 4. SNG Delepierre 2340. Svoronos 45. Attractive dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 203
KINGS of BITHYNIA. Prusias II Kynegos, 182-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.81 g 1), Nikomedeia. Head of Prusias II to right, wearing a winged diadem and with a slight beard. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Zeus standing left, half draped, crowning the king’s name with an olive wreath held in his right hand and holding a long scepter in his left; to left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt over monogram. RG 10 var. With a remarkably expressive and realistic portrait. Some minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 204
KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes II Epiphanes, 149-127 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35mm, 16.90 g 12), Nikomedeia, year 154 = 144/3. Diademed head of Nikomedes II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ Zeus standing facing, his head turned to left, holding wreath in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, eagle standing on thunderbolt above magistrate’s monogram and date ΔΝΡ (in monogram form). Cf. BMC 1. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 646. SNG von Aulock 6891 var. An attractive piece struck on a very broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 205
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 15x20mm, 15.97 g). Warrior, nude but for his helmet, kneeling to left, blowing trumpet held with his right hand and holding sword in sheath with his left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 261. Von Fritze 115. Rare. Well-centered. Some flatness and scrape on the shoulder, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
A very rare Stater from Kyzikos
Lot 206
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18mm, 15.93 g). Warrior, nude but for his helmet, kneeling to right examining an arrow held in his right hand and holding a bow with his left; behind, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 79-80. SNG France 263-264. Von Fritze 117. Very rare. A lightly toned piece with a finely engraved obverse. Minor flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
One of only two known examples
Lot 207
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.51 g 10). Forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Rooster’s head to left, incuse; behind, irregular incuse. Bodenstedt 3 (same dies). Traité 2, II, 2142 and pl. clix, 18 (same dies). Very rare, Bodenstedt only knew of two examples. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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