obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 100
SICILY. Kalakte. Circa 240-210 BC. Semis (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.49 g, 12 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. KA-ΛA-KTI-NΩN Owl standing facing on amphora. BAR Issue 4. Campana 1. CNS 1. HGC 2 512. Slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 101
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.80 g, 5 h). Head of Silenos to right, balding, with an animal ear, and a long beard. Rev. KAT-ANE Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische, Series I, Li 1. BMC 9. HGC 2, 587. Rizzo pl. IX, 9 and 11. SNG Lloyd 889. Toned. Tiny die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 102
SICILY. Katane. Circa 430-415/3 BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h), c. 415. Head of Silenos to right, balding, with an animal ear, and a long beard. Rev. Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische Series III, Li 5. HGC 2, 589. Rizzo pl. XIV 19 var. SNG ANS 1264. Of fine Classical style; interesting variation with straight instead of curved wings of the thunderbold. Some uncleaned deposits on the reverse and obverse very slightly doubled, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 103
SICILY. Katane. Circa 405-403/2 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 1.70 g, 12 h). Ivy-wreathed head of Silenos to left, balding, with an animal ear, and a long beard. Rev. KATANAIΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish swimming to left. HGC 2, 585. Rizzo pl. 14, 22. SNG Ashmolean 1713. Rare, nicely toned and with a finely engraved head of Silenos. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 104
SICILY. Katane. Circa 200-187 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 9.47 g, 1 h). KATANAIΩN Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Dionysos, holding kantharos and thyrsos, reclining left on biga drawn by panthers; around, three monograms. BAR Issue 12. Casabona 15. CNS 19. HGC 2, 621. Roughly struck, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 105
SICILY. Katane. Circa 186-170 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.53 g, 6 h). ΛAΣIO Ivy-wreathed head of youthful Dionysos to right; monogram behind neck. Rev. KATANAIΩN The Katanean brothers, Amphinomos and Anapias advancing left and right, carrying their parents on their shoulders. BAR Issue 15. Casabona 16. CNS 10. HGC 2, 626. SNG ANS 1285. A clear example with a very interesting reverse, known mostly from the denarii of Sextus Pompey (Crawford 511/3). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 106
SICILY. Katane. Circa 2nd Century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.18 g, 3 h). Head of Silenos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. KATANAIΩN Grape cluster on stem; XI (mark of value) to upper left. CNS III pg. 96, 7/8. HGC 2, 625. SNG Copenhagen 187. Virzi pl. 27, 818-819. Rare – in this condition very rare. An especially attractive example, with a splendid, humorous-looking head of Silenos of splendid style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 107
SICILY. Kentoripai. Circa 211-190 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.62 g, 11 h). Wreathed and draped bust of Demeter to right; grain ear behind her neck. Rev. KENTO-PIΠINΩN Plow to right, with a bird standing right on moldboard; to left, two pellets (mark of value). BAR Issue 4. Campana 5. CNS 7. HGC 2, 637. Dark brown-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 108
SICILY. Messana. Circa 445-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.72 g, 6 h). Hare springing to right; below, ivy leaf. Rev. MEΣ within olive wreath with ties to left. Caltabiano 410. SNG ANS 351. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 109
SICILY. Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.03 g, 8 h). Nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Messana; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ (retrograde) Hare springing to right; below, diademed head of youthful Pan to left, with tiny horns over his forehead. Caltabiano 605 (D217/R237). SNG ANS 370 (same dies). Nicely toned and clear; fine style. Usual edge splits from striking. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Once exhibited in Basel
Lot 110
SICILY. Nakone. Circa 420-400 BC. Tetras or Trionkion (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.69 g, 6 h), beveled flan. Youthful Dionysos seated sidesaddle on an ass walking to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and thyrsos in his left; around, three pellets. Rev. NAKONAION Head of a nymph to right, her hair bound in a fillet, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Antikenmuseum Basel, Sammlung Ludwig 381 (this coin). BNC 1. CNS 1. HGC 2, 956. SNG ANS 512. One of the finest known examples, and of superb Classical style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 111
SICILY. Nakone. Circa 420-400 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 11 mm, 0.93 g, 6 h). NAKONAION Head of a nymph to right, her hair bound in a fillet, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Goat standing to right; before, ivy leaf; above, acorn and pellet (value mark). CNS 2. HGC 2, 957. Very rare. Dark brown patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 112
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 510-493 BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.94 g, 6 h). Head of bearded Dionysos to left. Rev. NAXION Bunch of grapes within a linear border enclosed within a border of dots. Cahn 50 (V36/R42). HGC 2, 968. Toned. Very rare late-Archaic type. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 113
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.30 g, 8 h). NA-XI Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Cantharos flanked by six pellets (value marks: hemilitron = hexonkion). Cahn 97-98 (no legend). HGC 2, 977 var. (no legend). Well centered and toned. Obverse slightly rough, as usual for the denomination, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 114
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. Tetras or Trionkion (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.24 g, 7 h). Kantharos flanked by three pellets (value mark). Rev. Bunch of grapes on vine branch with leaves and tendrils. Cahn -. HGC 2, 979. Manganaro 40. SNG ANS -. Extremely rare, and among the best known examples, with a grey patina as found. Minor pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 115
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.77 g, 6 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΧΙΩΝ Vine branch with bunch of grapes. Cahn 141 (V85/R113). HGC 2, 975. Of particularly fine late 5th century style. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 116
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.94 g, 5 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΧΙΩΝ Vine branch with bunch of grapes. Cahn 141 (V85/R113). HGC 2, 975. Weber 1472 (same dies). A well struck and clear example, struck from elegant dies. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 117
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.85 g, 6 h). NAΞI Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bunch of grapes on vine branch with leaves and tendrils. Cahn 144 (v87/R115). HGC 2, 976. SNG ANS 530. SNG Copenhagen 490. An attractive, toned example, struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 118
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 1.01 g, 9 h). NAΞI Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bunch of grapes on vine branch with leaves and tendrils. Cahn 144 (v87/R115). HGC 2, 976. SNG ANS 530. SNG Copenhagen 490. An attractive, toned example, struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness and a die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 119
SICILY. Mercenaries. Uncertain, 344-336 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.04 g, 10 h). Horse galloping to right. Rev. Ivy leaf on stem. CNS III 1. HGC 2, -. CNG 60 (2002) 225. Very rare; green patina with some earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 120
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 450-440 BC. Pentonkion (Bronze, 23 mm, 11.82 g, 6 h). Gorgoneion. Rev. Crater surrounded by five pellets. Gkikaki, Some new cast bronze coins from Selinus in Würzburg, SNR 96, (2018) no 13. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 121
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios II, 367-357 BC. Unit (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.74 g, 2 h), “Kainon” issue. Griffin bounding left; below, locust. Rev. KAINON Bridled horse rearing left; above, star. CNS II 10. HGC 2, 509. SNG ANS 1175. Lovely green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 122
SICILY. Syracuse. Roman rule, after 212 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.82 g, 1 h). Janiform head of a bearded Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. ΣYPAKO-ΣIΩN Filleted thyrsos. Calciati 222. CNS 215. HGC 2, 1517. Virzi 1886. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 123
SICILY. Syracuse. Roman rule, after 212 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.38 g, 12 h). Janiform head of a bearded Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. ΣYPAKO-ΣIΩN Filleted thyrsos. Calciati 222. CNS 215. HGC 2, 1517. Virzi 1886. Olive green patina and fine details for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Among the best known
Lot 124
ISLANDS OFF SICILY, Lipara. Circa 420-400 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.11 g). Hephaistos seated right, holding kantharos with tall handles. Rev. ΛΙΠAPAION around six pellets (mark of value). CNS 20. HGC 1770. SNG Copenhagen 1088. SNG Munich 1683. Struck on a very broad flan; with an elegant depiction of Hephaistos of the finest Classical style and a fine chocolate brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1011 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 125
ISLANDS OFF SICILY, Lipara. Circa 420-400 BC. Tetras or Trionkion (Bronze, 17.2 mm, 3.72 g, 2 h). Hephaistos seated right, holding kantharos. Rev. ΛΙΠAPAION around three pellets (mark of value). CNS 15-16. HGC 1771. Very rare in such fine condition. Lovely brown surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
A interesting minting error
Lot 126
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Nervii. Circa 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 1.95 g), "Gallo-Belgic" issue, 'à la lyre' series. Die defaced with chisel marks. Rev. Chariot drawn to left by a single horse, below, lyre; partly defaced with chisel marks in the die. Delestrée & Tache 97 var (denomination). A fresh example struck on a tight flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 127
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Suessiones. Circa 60-50 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.48 g, 11 h). Helmeted head to left. Rev. CRICIRV Celticized Pegasus flying to left. D&T 554. Depeyrot, NC VI 91. Pleasant dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 128
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe, circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 11 mm, 1.84 g, 12 h), imitating the staters of Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. Horse galloping right, charioteer holding reins. Delestrée & Tache 2015. Or Gaulois, pl. III, 13-15. Scheers pl.vii, 26. Rare. Reverse slightly off-center and with a minor nick on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 129
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Andecavi. Circa 120-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 7.53 g, 1 h), "au décor cloisonné" series. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with strings of pearls ending in miniature human heads coming out of his own head. Rev. Charioteer, driving a cart drawn by a centaur to right, holding the reins in his right hand and a trident in his left; below, winged male figure, apparently lying prone to right. Castelin 223-224. Delestrée & Tache 2173. De la Tour 6527. Struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness and minted from decayed dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3500 CHF
Lot 130
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe. Circa 220-180 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 1.81 g, 12 h), "au griffon ailé" series. Almost obliterated celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. Charioteer, driving griffin-pegasos to left; below, triskeles. Delestrée & Tache IV 2518A (same dies). Very rare, only the second example known with the triskeles below the griffin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 131
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Lingones. 1st century BC. Quinarius (Silver, plated, 12.5 mm, 1.56 g, 6 h), "Kaletedes" series, Langres region. Helmeted head of Roma left. Rev. KAΛ-E Horse prancing to left; below, wheel. Castelin 672-683. De la Tour 8178. Delestrée & Tache 3196. Plated Celtic coins are relatively uncommon, and must have been contemporary forgeries. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 132
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Circa 100-75 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.30 g, 3 h), region of Savoy. Celticized laureate male head to left. Rev. Goat rushing to left; below, stylized caduceus. Castelin 17-21. De la Tour 2895 var. Delestrée & Tache 3106. Very rare type. Slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 133
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Circa 75-70 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.33 g, 8 h), 'à l'hippocampe' type, region of Savoy. Helmeted head of Mars to right. Rev. Hippocamp swimming to right. De la Tour 2917. Delestrée & Tache 3125. Rare. Slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 134
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Cn. Pompeius Voluntilus, circa 70-61 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.35 g, 10 h), region of Savoy. Celticized laureate male head to left. Rev. VOL Horse galloping to left; below, wheel. De la Tour 2621. Delestrée & Tache 3122. Sharp and toned. Slightly off-center with some flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 135
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Circa 60-43 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 16 mm, 1.67 g, 1 h), region of Savoy. [DVR]NACOS Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. AVSC[ROCOS] Warrior, holding spear, on horse galloping to right. Castelin 46-47. CCCBM II 263. De la Tour 5762. Delestrée & Tache 3161. Van der Wielen Type 5f. Nicely toned. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 136
CELTIC, Southeast Gaul. Allobroges. Circa 50-25 BC. Obol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.42 g), Savoy region. Head of Apollo to left. Rev. M-A within wheel of four spokes. De la Tour 5780 var. Delestrée & Tache 3170 var. Although it bears the official types of Massalia, the style of this coin and the weight is more appropriate for a Celtic imitation. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 137
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’Glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 12 mm, 1.87 g). Almost obliterated celticized male head, with large eye still visible. Rev. Cross within an empty concave surface. Castelin 1085. De la Tour 9454. Dembski 464. Kellner type V A 2158. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 138
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’Glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 11.5 mm, 2.02 g). Convex surface. Rev. Concave surface with mysterious traces of design. Castelin 1088ff. Dembski 461. Kellner type V A 2194. Scarce, and of fine style, for the issue. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 139
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Early 1st Century BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 7.10 g). Triskeles within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Pyramid of eight annulets: the five on the bottom each enclose a pellet, and the three, forming the upper two rows, each enclose a smaller annulet; all within a torc of waves. Allen & Nash 160. Castelin 1097. De la Tour 9441. Dembski 468. Kellner type IX B. Well struck and lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 140
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. 2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Electrum, 14.5 mm, 1.78 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to right; below, triskeles. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 15, 180. Castelin 1085. Delestrée & Tache 3072B. HMZ 1.15. A very rare type, struck on a broad flan. Apparently pierced crudely repaired in ancient times, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 1800 CHF
Lot 141
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. 2nd century BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 6.79 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, in Celtic style. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to left; below, two superimposed parallel lines with pellets at their ends; to left, triangle. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 11, 67-68. Castelin -. Flesche -. HMZ 1.8. A very rare type. Well-centered and struck on a broad flan. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 142
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.58 g, 10 h), an early imitation of Philip II, copying an issue from Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse's raised foreleg dolphin swimming to right. CCCBM I 3. Cf. Flesche 640. cf. Kostial 359. OTA -. Nomos 15, 22 October 2017, 3 (these dies). A very rare variety, struck on a broad flan. Clear and attractive. Reverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 143
APULIA. Luceria. Circa 217-212 BC. Quincunx (Bronze, 32 mm, 34.23 g, 12 h). Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; in upper quarter, five pellets (= denomination mark); in bottom quarter, L; all on a slightly convex, circular, background. Rev. Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; all on a slightly convex, circular background. HN III 677a. ICC 345. SNG France 1345. Thurlow & Vecchi 281. Cast in high relief and with an attractive, grey-green patina. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 144
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.13 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing. Rev. Herakles kneeling to left with his head and body turned to right, holding his club in his right hand and the Nemean lion with his left; in the exergue, E. Cf. HN III 976 & Vlasto 1364. A toned example with an interesting depiction of Herakles's struggle with the lion. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 145
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 8 h), Philiarchos. ΦIΛI-APXOΣ Youthful nude jockey on horse standing right, holding wreath to crown the horse's head; above, ΣΑ. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ /AΓA Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding bunch of grapes. HN III 960. SNG ANS 1052. Vlasto 675 (same dies). Well struck on fine silver and with a lovely obverse. Slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 146
CALABRIA. Tarentum. 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.67 g, 9 h). On the left, Nike standing facing, turned slightly to the right to grasp the reins and head of a galloping horse ridden to the left by an ephebe, nude but for his helmet, who holds the reins with his right hand and two javelins and a shield in his left. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras (Phalanthos) astride dolphin to left, partially kneeling on his right knee, propped on the dolphin's back behind the fin, and extending his left leg downwards, stretching out his right hand to left and holding, in his left, a small shield inscribed E; in field to left, ZOP; below, waves. HN III 963. SNG ANS 1056. Vlasto 679-680. Very attractively toned and well-struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 147
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 8 h), Philis, magistrate. Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield, two lances, and spear. Rev. ΦIΛIΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a spindle over his left shoulder; behind, eagle standing to left. Fischer-Bossert 1065 (V402/R816). HN III 933. Vlasto 570-572. Toned. Struck from a slightly worn and broken obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 148
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.95 g, 3 h). ΣA Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding whip. Rev. TAPAΣ / ⊢H Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos; behind, caduceus. Fischer-Bossert 803-805 (V402/R816). HN III 947. Vlasto 665 (same obverse die). A particularly elegant coin. Reverse struck slightly off-center. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 149
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.91 g, 9 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; above leaf, poppy-seed pod. HN III 1553. Johnston Class A 4.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 402. Toned, sharp and attractive with an elegant head of Leukippos. Overstruck possibly on a "pegasos" and with the typical obverse die wear for this die-pair, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 150
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 17 mm, 7.71 g, 12 h), Ami... Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, lion’s head to right; below chin, monogram of ΠA. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; above leaf, vertical club with head below; below leaf, ΑΜΙ. HN III 1575. Johnston Class. B 2.7ff. Well centered and clear, with an elegant head of Leukippos. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
Lot 151
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.81 g, 9 h), Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, ΠΑ monogram. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.25 (same dies). SNG ANS 432 (same dies). Of fine style. Struck from an worn reverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 152
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.84 g, 9 h), Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, monogram of ΠΑ. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.7-35 (small head and helmet, same obverse die as Johnston Class B, 2.35). A clear example of fine style and academic importance. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 153
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.90 g, 11 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑΧ. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.34 (same dies). SNG ANS 481 (same dies). Attractive, clear and lightly toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 154
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 7.83 g, 8 h), Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; lower right, tiny AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.5 (same dies). Beautiful early Hellenistic style. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 155
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.81 g, 9 h), Atha.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, pair of tongs; below leaf, [AΘ]A. HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.17. A well struck, nicely toned example of excellent early Hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 375 CHF
Lot 156
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below chin, ΔΩPI. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 452 (same obvesre die). Nicely struck. Traces of die rust, corrosion and with a die break over the ethnic on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 325 CHF
Lot 157
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.88 g, 11 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, rake; below leaf, ΔA. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.8 (same obverse die). A clear, bright and lustrous coin, struck on good silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 158
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.94 g, 1 h), Ad.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C. 5.11 (same dies). SNG Fitzwilliam 506. A fresh, nicely struck example, struck on good silver; rich early Hellenistic style. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 159
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin charging to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C, 6.15 (same dies). SNG ANS 491 (same obverse die). A clear, bright and nicely struck example, of fine style. Struck on a tight flan with some flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 160
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 9 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin charging to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C, 6. Of fine style and with an amusing griffin. Some striking flatness. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 375 CHF
Starting Price: 375 CHF
Lot 161
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.96 g, 2 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; below left, ΛΥ ; above leaf, star of sixteen rays. HN III 1592. Johnston Class C, 8.4 (this obverse die). Sharply struck and bright; a beautiful coin. Striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 275 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 162
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.85 g, 7 h), Ly.... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring. Rev. META Ear of barley with [ΛΥ to lower left] and Nike standing left over the right leaf, holding wreath. HN III 1592. Johnston Class C. 9.3 (same dies). SNG ANS 498. SNG Copenhagen 1225. Bright example and appealing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 163
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 7.71 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla to right, holding an oar with her left hand and pointing with her right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull with lowered head butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1800. SNG ANS 1014 (same dies). Bright and clear and with a noble head of Athena. Graffito on the obverse and with a heavy die break on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 164
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.48 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin and with her hair in a braid tied at the end; behind her neck, P. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; above, Φ. HN III 1284. SNG Lloyd 520 (same dies). Williams 264 (O152/R203). With an obverse of remarkably fine style and an elegant reverse; very attractively toned and beautifully centered on a broad flan. With some flatness from a striking fault on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 165
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 430-420 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18.5 mm, 8.06 g, 5 h). Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes below the bowl, and legs ending in lions’ paws. Rev. ϘPO Tripod with three handles and legs ending in lions’ paws. HN III 2113. SNG ANS 317 var (no ethnic). Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 166
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.59 g, 9 h). Eagle standing left on olive branch. Rev. KPO Tripod; to right, barely visible here, heron standing left on monogram. HN Italy 2174. SNG ANS 368 (same obverse die). Bright and clear. Obverse weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 167
BRUTTIUM. Skylletion, or possibly a mercenary issue from Sicily. Circa 350-325 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 10 h). Male head to left, wearing decorated pileus. Rev. Skylla swimming left. HN III 2565. SNG ANS 800. SNG Copenhagen 1992-3. Well centered. Very rare.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 168
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 425-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.80 g, 11 h). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙOΝ Head of the nymph Terina to right, wearing pearl necklace, and with her hair rolled up and bound at the top of her head; behind her neck, tiny Φ. Rev. ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙOΝ Nike seated left on stool, holding dove alighting on her right hand and resting her left on the seat; behind stool, tiny Φ. HN Italy 2586. Holloway & Jenkins 31. Regling 27 (R/αα). Of fine classical style, struck from very elegant dies. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 169
SICILY. Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.69 g, 6 h). Horseman to left, holding shield and spear. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of Acheloos as a man-headed bull to right. SNG ANS 82. Some pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 170
SICILY. Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. EPBHΣ[ΣOΣ] Bearded head of the river-god Herbessos to right, wearing taenia. Campana 1. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 171
SICILY. Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 5.70 g). Rooster standing to left. Rev. Mill sail pattern within a square, border of rays, all within an incuse square. Kraay 83 (O62/R52). Attractive and sharply struck in high relief. Some traces of corrosion and die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 172
SICILY. Himera. Circa 425-409 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.28 g, 1 h). Pan, blowing conch shell and holding kerykeion, riding goat to right; below, Corinthian helmet. Rev. Nike flying to left, holding filleted aphlaston and hem of her dress; six pellets (value mark) on her left. CNS 27. HGC 2, 474. Kraay, Bronze, 10. Of a wonderful classical style; a particularly elegant coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 173
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.91 g, 3 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟΣ (retrograde) Apollo and Artemis standing left in a quadriga moving slowly to left, with 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; to left, rooster standing before a garlanded altar; to right, selinon leaf over a bull standing left on a base. Schwabacher 5 (Q1/S5). SNG ANS 668. SNG Lloyd 1224 (same dies). Toned and struck on a broad flan. Rough surfaces, marks, and with an obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 174
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, Circa 435-415 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 11 mm, 0.95 g, 9 h), c. 425-420. ΣYPA Head of Arethusa to left; behind, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. Octopus. Boehringer, Dionysios, pl. 39, 19. Buceti 343. CNS II 9-10 var (Arethusa to right). HGC 1434 var (Arethusa to right). Very rare with the head of Arethusa to left. Fine green patina. Striking crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 175
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 6.33 g, 9 h). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa (or Aphrodite?) to left. Rev. Forepart of Pegasus to left; below, Σ. CNS 79. SNG ANS 530-2. Good style, well-struck and with a green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 176
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. Unit (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.99 g, 3 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing right; behind, palm tree. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 114. Sharp and with a fine reverse. Minor deposits and corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 177
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 395-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.61 g, 5 h), Kleantides. Griffin seated to left, right forepaw raised. Rev. K-ΛEA-N-TI-ΔHΣ Forepart of a bull to right, head facing. May, Abdera, 298 (A219/P253). SNG Copenhagen 330. Toned. Striking flatness and a flan fault, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 178
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 360-350 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14.5 mm, 2.77 g, 4 h), Philaios. ABΔ Griffin seated to left, right forepaw raised. Rev. EΠΙ ΦIΛAIO Hermes standing right, wearing Petasos; lower right, astragalos. May, Abdera, 424-438. SNG Copenhagen 337. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 179
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.64 g, 11 h), Magnesia, c. 297/6-281. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and, in her right hand, holding Nike, crowning the king's name; behind, transverse spear; in inner left field, Φ; in the outer left, monogram of ΔΞ. Müller 322. Thompson 103. Nicely centered. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 180
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 16.74 g, 11 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; to inner left, monogram of ΔΞ; below throne, crescent with points to left. HGC 3, 1750b. Müller 399. SNG France 2548-9. Thompson 49. Attractive, with a fine portrait in high relief and lovely style. Some marks and light scratches under tone, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 181
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.56 g, 1 h), Lysimacheia. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Forepart of a lion to right; below, spearhead; to left, kerykeion and monogram of ΛO. HGC 3.2, 1760. SNG Copenhagen 1159. SNG Tübingen 969. Unusually well-centered and nicely patinated, seldom seen so nice. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 182
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.37 g, 1 h), Lysimacheia. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Forepart of a lion leaping right; below, spearhead; to left, kerykeion and monogram of ΛO. HGC 3.2, 1760. SNG Copenhagen 1159. SNG Tübingen 969. Sharp and with lovely brown surfaces; scarce in such good condition. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 183
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. 500-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 12 mm, 1.15 g). Satyr running to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4. HGC 6, 333. A clear example of fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 184
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 411-340 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.64 g, 2 h). Bald satyr kneeling to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and resting his left on his hip. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Large amphora with high handles. BMC 53. SNG Copenhagen 1029. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 185
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Early 2nd century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.69 g, 11 h). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΑΣΙ ΩΝ Club and legend within laurel wreath. Le Rider, Thasiennes 48. SNG Copenhagen 1036. SNG Lockett 1232. Rare. A bold example, better than those usually encountered; with a head of Dionysos of unusually fine style for the period. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 85 CHF
Lot 186
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 12 mm, 0.98 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; above and to right, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 59ff (as Aigai). SNG Copenhagen 31. Toned, well centered and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Amphipolis drachm
Lot 187
MACEDON. Amphipolis. 369/8 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.93 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΜΦ-IΠΟ-ΛΙΤ-ΕΩΝ Raised square frame surrounding a race torch with flames burning to the left; all within a very shallow incuse square. Lorber 63 (O9/R1). SNG ANS 80 (this reverse die). Apparently the second known example of this die pair. Toned, well-centered and of good style. Scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 188
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.30 g, 10 h), Olynthos, c. 420-417. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ /ΚΙΔ /ΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement, Group A, (A-/P3). Kithara with seven strings. Traces of die rust on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 189
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 400 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 13 mm, 2.31 g, 12 h), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind head, Λ. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ - ΚΙΔ - ΕΩN Kithara with five strings; all within incuse square. HGC 3.1, 501. With an attractive and elegant head of Apollo. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 190
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.04 g). Goose standing to right, head turned to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 272. Clear and well-centered. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 191
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.89 g). Goose standing to left, head turned to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 269. Particularly scarce with the goose to left. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 192
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 0.95 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard to left; below, H. Rev. Incuse square. HGC 3.1, 521. SNG ANS 288-290. Nicely centered and toned; struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 193
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver plated bronze, 19 mm, 6.86 g), plated. Gorgoneion facing with extended tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1064. SNG ANS 419. Svoronos pl. 9, 33. Lightly toned, well-struck in high relief, and with a powerful gorgon's head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 194
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.72 g, 9 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. N-E-O-Π Head of nymph to right. SNG ANS 430. Well-centered and attractive. Crystalized surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 151 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 195
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Chalcous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.74 g, 6 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. NEOΠO Head of nymph to right; below left, dolphin swimming upwards. SNG ANS 460-461 var (no dolphin). Very scarce and of fine style. Rough surfaces on the reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Impressively rare hemidrachm of Philippoi
Lot 196
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.59 g, 5 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ Tripod; above, palm branch; to right, bow. HGC 3, 631. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen 294 var (corn-grain to right). Extremely rare. Pierced, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 197
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.09 g, 7 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΩΝ Tripod. SNG ANS 670 SNG Cop. 302-303. Clear and well struck, with an attractive dark green patina. Minor earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 198
MACEDON. Terone. Circa 424-422 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 7 mm, 0.21 g). Oinochoe to left. Rev. T-E Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group IV, 14. HGC 3.1, 702. SNG ANS 755 (all as hemiobol). Very rare denomination. Perfectly centered and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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