obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 1
CELTIC, Britain. Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin, circa AD 10-43. Unit (Silver, 14 mm, 1.21 g, 5 h). CAMVL in panel within dotted circle. Rev. CVNOBE Male figure seated on throne to left, holding amphora. ABC 2849 (this coin illustrated). Seaby 308. Extremely rare,. Reverse slightly off centre, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 2
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.95 g, 10 h). Bunch of grapes. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG Copenhagen 190-191 var. Olive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 3
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.67 g, 3 h), L. Folce, aedile. L•FOLCE AEDILE Bunch of grapes; above left, star. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. ACIP 2455. SNG Copenhagen 190-191 var. Green patina. Reverse weakly struck, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 4
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.45 g, 9 h), L. Folce, aedile. L•FOLCE AEDILE Bunch of grapes; above to left, star. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. ACIP 2455. SNG Copenhagen 190-191 var. Light green patina; unusual in such condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 5
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.19 g, 3 h). Bunch of grapes; upper left, star. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG BM Spain 1618 (this obverse die). Light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 6
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.05 g, 10 h). Bunch of grapes between two palm fronds. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. ACIP 2448. SNG BM Spain -. Cf. CNG 91 (2012), 3, for an example with the same obverse die. A rare variety. Obverse die weakly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 7
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.44 g, 9 h). Bunch of grapes; below, two stars and S; above, to right, crescent. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG BM Spain 1621-1622. A very rare variation. Struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 8
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 6.94 g, 5 h). Bunch of grapes flanked by, above, two stars, and, below, two crosses. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG BM Spain -. SNG Munich 197. A very rare variant. Slightly weakly struck on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 9
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 11.52 g, 1 h). Bunch of grapes. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG BM Spain 1612-1624 var. A crude issue struck on an unusually small and heavy flan. Flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 10
SPAIN. Acinipo. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.86 g, 12 h). Bunch of grapes with two stars above. Rev. ACINIPO between two grain ears. SNG BM Spain 1623-1624. Green patina with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 11
SPAIN. Emerita. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.65 g, 7 h). PERMISSV CAESARIS AVGVSTI Head of Silenos facing. Rev. AVGVSTA EMERITA Priest plowing to left, with yoke of two oxen. ACIP 3373. RPC 11. SNG Copenhagen 398. Fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 12
SPAIN. Orippo. 1st half of 2nd Century BC. (Bronze, 31 mm, 32.26 g, 5 h). Male head to left, with bunch of grapes to his left. Rev. Bull butting to left; crescent above; below, ORIPENSE between two lines; in exergue, B. CNH 394/2. SNG BM Spain 1626. A scarcely seen large bronze denomination. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 13
SPAIN. Osset. Mid 2nd Century BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.79 g, 6 h). Male head to right. Rev. OSSET Male figure standing left, holding large grape bunch. SNG BM Spain 1632-4. A scarce variety. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 14
SPAIN. Osset. Augustus(?), 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26 mm, 5.68 g, 12 h). OSSET Male head to right. Rev. Male figure standing left, holding bunch of grapes. ACIP 2470. RPC I 58. SNG BM Spain 1632-4 var. (legend on reverse). A well struck, clear example. Edge split and dig on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 15
SPAIN. Osset. Augustus(?), 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.69 g, 12 h). OSSET Male head to right. Rev. Male figure standing left, holding bunch of grapes. RPC 58. SNG BM Spain -. Green patina with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 16
SPAIN. Uncertain mint. Time of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.93 g, 11 h), Cn. Statius Libo. CN• STATI• LIBO PRAEF Bare head of Libo to right. Rev. SACERDOS Patera and praefericulum. Burgos 449. RPC 483. SNG Copenhagen 471-2. Green patina with reddish highlights. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 17
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Circa 100 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.22 g, 11 h), imitating an issue of Alexander III. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Celticized Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; below, amphora. KMW 1463. Pink 577-578. Lanz 897. Toned and clear. Obverse slightly off center, as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 18
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 2nd Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.61 g, 10 h), imitating the contemporary Thasos tetradrachms, class II. Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Lanz 963-965. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class II. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 19
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos, or a very early Celtic imitation. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.88 g, 10 h), a coin of very good style but with some anomalies. Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 52. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1042. Boldly struck and very attractively toned. Test cut on the reverse and pierced twice, probably to be used as jewelry, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 20
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 38 mm, 17.09 g, 2 h), a late imitation of the Thasian tetradrachms, but still recognizable, Cclass V. Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Garbled inscription Celticized Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm, and resting his right hand on club; inner left, H; inscription in the form of parallel rows of pellets. Lanz 983ff. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class V. Attractively toned and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 21
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 1st Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.36 g, 12 h), a particularly late imitation of the Thasian tetradrachms, class V. Celticized head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Celticized inscription Herakles rendered as a stick figure. Lanz -. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class IV var. Cf. Naumann 30 (2015), 12, UBS 77 (2008) 573 for examples from the same reverse die. Extremely rare. A particularly unusual coin even among the imitations, struck from a very distinctive reverse die; toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 22
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 1st Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.36 g, 12 h), a particularly late imitation of the Thasos, class V. Celticized and bearded (!) head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath; below, Λ. Rev. Garbled legend Herakles rendered as a stick figure. Lanz 996 var. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class VB. With a particularly unusual depiction of a bearded Dionysos, a unique type in the imitation series. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 23
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 200-121 BC. (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.18 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. MAΣΣAΛIHTAN Bull butting to right, with grape cluster above. Depeyrot, Marseille 14/7. SNG Munich 397. Edge split and some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 24
GAUL. Massalia. c. 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.53 g, 4 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling to left, with open jaws and upraised right forepaw; in exergue, Γ. Depeyrot 44/4. LT 1098. Attractively toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 25
CAMPANIA. Capua. 216-211 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.76 g, 9 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to right wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Panther to right holding thyrsos. HN III 2672. SNG Copenhagen 342-343. Stannard & Sinner, "A Central Italian coin with Dionysos/Panther types, and contacts between Central Italy and Spain in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC", Saguntum 46 (2014), p. 161, 1. A rare coin, oddly enough scarcely seen in better condition. Some flatness, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Beautiful style
Lot 26
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.25 g, 10 h), Diophanes. Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; below truncation, ΔI; to left, kantharos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head. HN III 571. Sambon 447. SNG ANS 320 (same dies). A nicely toned example of fine style. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 27
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.18 g, 6 h), Diophanes. ΔIOΦANOYΣ Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bunch of grapes. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; ΠA monogram below. HN III 571. Sambon 439. SNG ANS 318 (this obverse die). A toned example; rare with Diophanes' name visible. Toned. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 28
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.42 g, 10 h), Diophanes. ΔIOΦANO[YΣ] Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bunch of grapes. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head. HN III 571. Sambon 436. SNG ANS 316-7 (this obverse die). SNG München 233. A toned example; rare with the magistrate's name on the flan. Some deposits, die rust and scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 55 CHF
Lot 29
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.34 g, 10 h). Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bunch of grapes; below and to right, ΣTA-X. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, K. HN III 571. Sambon 472. SNG ANS 362 (this obverse die). A nicely toned example. Struck off center and overstruck on an uncertain type, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 30
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 6.77 g, 9 h), Diophanes. Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, kantharos; below, ΔΙ. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, [K]. HN III 571. Sambon 447. SNG ANS 320. Some roughness, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 31
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18.8 mm, 7.20 g, 9 h). Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; below neck truncation, XAPI; to left, kantharos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, K. HN III 569. Sambon 467b. SNG ANS 356 (same dies). A nicely toned example of fine style. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 32
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 6.98 g, 9 h). Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, amphora. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head. HN III 569. Sambon 471. SNG ANS 360-361. Well centered. Edge reworked due to prior mounting; some scratches on both sides, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 33
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.18 g, 1 h). Diademed head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bunch of grapes; below and to right, ΣTA-X. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, [K]. HN III 571. Sambon 472. SNG ANS 362 (this obverse die). Toned. Corroded and with flaking, reverse off center, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 34
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.20 g, 8 h). Diademed head of nymph to left, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, thyrsos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking to right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, IΣ. HN III 586. Sambon 519. SNG ANS 409. A carefully centered and nicely toned example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 35
APULIA. Arpi. Circa 215-212 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.84 g, 7 h). ΔAΞOY Laureate head of Zeus to left, with thunderbolt behind his neck. Rev. ΑΡΠΑ-ΝΩΝ Boar standing right; above, spearhead right. HN III, 642. Siciliano, Arpi Group B, Series 1. SNG ANS 635-636. Of excellent style, a fine example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 36
APULIA. Arpi. Circa 215-212 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.08 g, 10 h). Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev. ΑΡΠΑΝOY Bunch of grapes. HN III, 650. SNG ANS 646. Rare and possibly the best example known; fine olive grey-green patina; strong strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Plate coin in Buceti
Lot 37
APULIA. Arpi. Circa 215-212 BC. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.58 g, 7 h). Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev. ΑΡΠΑΝOY Bunch of grapes. Buceti 38b (this coin, but as Tauromenion!). HN III, 650. SNG ANS 646. Deep green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 38
APULIA. Canusium. Circa 300-250 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.24 g, 5 h). Kantharos flanked by cornucopia and oinochoe. Rev. K-A Lyre. HN III 657. SNG ANS 692. A rarely encountered issue. Struck on a particularly broad and thin flan. Edge slightly broken at 7h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 39
APULIA. Neapolis. Circa 325-250 BC.(Bronze, 16 mm, 3.42 g, 8 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos right; thyrsos over shoulder. Rev. ΝΕΑΠ Grape vine with cluster. HN III 800. SNG ANS 711. Very rare; particularly attractively patinated. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.

Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 40
APULIA. Teate. Circa 225-200 BC. Teruncius (Bronze, 22 mm, 11.50 g, 4 h). Diademed head of Poseidon to right; three pellets (mark of value) to right. Rev. TIATI Poseidon (?) riding dolphin to left, holding an amphora in his right hand and a trident with his left; to right, crescent above the dolphin's tail; below, three pellets. BMC 16. HN III 705. SNG ANS 1231. SNG Munich 537. Scarce in such good condition; clear, attractive and with a lovely green patina. Edge fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 41
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 470-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h). TAPAS (retrograde) Forepart of hippocamp to right; below, scallop shell. Rev. Diademed head of Satyra to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back; behind neck A. HN III 839. Vlasto 155. Very rare early variety; toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
From the Vlasto Collection
Lot 42
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 450-380 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.29 g, 12 h). Skyphos with handle to right; to left, Ξ. Rev. Wreath. HN III 867. Vlasto 1648 (this coin). Sharp, with nice old cabinet toning, and particularly attractive. Minor edge crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 43
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.53 g, 2 h). K Cantharus, with four pellets around. Rev. K (retrograde) Bucranium, with pellet above. HN III 918. Vlasto 1615 var (without K). Attractively toned and struck on good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 44
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.71 g, 1 h). Ephebe, nude, holding a small round shield with his left hand and the reins with his right, riding to left; below horse, NI. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding grape bunch with his extended right hand and resting his left hand on the dolphin's back; I below dolphin. Fischer-Bossert Group 45, 646f (V250/R498) this coin. HN III 884. Vlasto 496 (this obverse die). An attractively toned and well-centered example. Overstruck on a Corinthian type stater, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 45
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h), Epa.. and Ari.. magistrates. E-Π-Α / API Nude warrior, on horseback right, holding shield and two spears, and thrusting third spear downwards. Rev. TA-PAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding kantharos and rudder; above kantharos, KΛ. Fischer-Bossert 931 (V361/R723). HN III 939. Vlasto 634. Struck on a broad flan. Graffito on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 46
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h), Sa.. and Philiarchos and Aga.. magistrates. Nude ephebe, on horseback to right, placing wreath on horse's head; to upper left field [ΣA]; below, ΦΙΛIΑPΧΟΣ in two lines. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding grape cluster with his extended right hand; below, AΓA. HN III 960. SNG ANS 1051-1054. Vlasto 674-6. Well centered on a broad flan; attractively toned. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 47
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 6.44 g, 3 h), Kynon. Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse's head; below horse, bearded mask of Silenos facing; below right, KY / NΩN; in upper left field, monogram of AP . Rev. TΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left on the back of the dolphin. HN III 1031. Vlasto 859 (same dies). SNG ANS 1189. Well struck and clear. Some minor flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 48
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 6.25 g, 9 h), Eu..., and Tistiar..., magistrates. EY TI-ΣTIAP Ephebe, nude, holding the reins with his left hand and wreath with his extended right, riding to left. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding [Nike] in his outstretched right hand and reversed trident in his left; to left, bunch of grapes. HN III 1026. Vlasto 844 (this obverse die). Well centered and with a lovely iridescent old cabinet toning. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 182 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 49
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.48 g, 3 h). Kantharos; around, three pellets. Rev. Kantharos; around, five pellets. HN III 1076. Vlasto 1632. Nice old cabinet toning. A particularly attractive example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 50
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.41 g, 5 h). Kantharos. Rev. Kantharos with three pellets in the fields . HN III 1076. SNG ANS -. Vlasto 1652 var. (same dies as Künker 304, 2018, 114). Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 51
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.49 g, 9 h). Kantharos, flanked by two stars below. Rev. Kantharos, flanked by two stars below. HN III 1076. Vlasto 1654 var. Nicely toned; an unpublished variety with stars on both sides. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 52
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.48 g, 7 h). Skyphos. Rev. Quiver with strap and bow. HN III 1443. Van Keuren 153. Solid green-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 53
LUCANIA. Laos. Second half of the 4th Century BC. (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.10 g, 7 h). Head of Apollo Karneios to right. Rev. ΣTA-MO Crow standing to left over barley-ear. Garucci, pl. CXVIII 19. HN III 2309. Extremely rare, unillustrated in Historia Numorum III. Some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 54
LUCANIA. Copia (Thourioi). Circa 193-150 BC. Semis (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.90 g, 1 h). S (value mark) Veiled and turreted head of Tyche to right. Rev. KOΠIA /L.C.Q Cornucopia filled with fruits and grapes. HN III 1936 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1519. Rare. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 55
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.40 g, 10 h). Youthful head of Dionysos to left, wearing a diadem adorned with a maeander pattern and upright ivy-leaves; below chin, E. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left. HN III 1531. Noe 454 (same dies). SNG ANS 344 (this obverse die). Toned and of good style. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 56
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.86 g, 11 h). Youthful head of Dionysos to left, wearing a diadem adorned with a maeander pattern and upright ivy-leaves; below chin, E. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left. HN III 1531. Noe 454 (same dies). SNG ANS 344 (same obverse die). A coin of splendid style, well centered and struck on a broad flan. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the Gillet collection
Lot 57
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, plated, 19 mm, 5.78 g, 12 h), c. 400-380. Head of Nike to left, wearing a diadem ornamented with upright olive leaves. Rev. [MET] Barley ear of seven grains, with leaf to right. Gillet 157 (this coin). Cf. Noe 458 and SNG ANS 347 (for prototype). A most deceiving contemporary plated didrachm, imitating a rare and artistic type; carefully centered and most attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
With a fine pedigree and a stylish Dionysos
Lot 58
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.50 g, 2 h), signed by Poly.... Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; on neck truncations, ΠOΛY; behind neck, Σ. Rev. ΜΕTA Barley ear with leaf to left; to left, ivy leaf. HN III 1532. Noe 466 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 738 (same dies). Of particularly fine style, nicely toned. On cheek, graffito Φ, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 59
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.29 g, 1 h), c. 370s. Head of Demeter to left, wearing necklace and with her hair bound up with a broad fillet; above left, small ear of barley. Rev. ΜΕTAΠONTI Ear of barley; to right, vine branch with grape cluster. HN III 1525. Noe 470 (same dies). SNG Lockett 395 (same dies). A particularly scarce variety, nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 60
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, plated, 20 mm, 7.22 g, 5 h). Head of Demeter to right. Rev. ΜΕTAΠO Ear of barley; to right, vine branch with grape cluster. Cf. Noe 390-419 for the obverse and 471 for the reverse. An attractive example of a contemporary plated didrachm, of excellent style and workmanship. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Plate coin in Johnston
Lot 61
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 4 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΜΕ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1553. Johnston Class A 4.3 (this coin). SNG Ashmolean 738 (same dies). Nicely toned and of particularly fine style. Possibly overstruck on a "pegasos", otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 62
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.80 g, 2 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath, triple-pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, above leaf, kantharos; below, ΦI. BMC 125 (same dies). HN III 1568. Johnston Class A, 8.1 (same dies). Elegant, clear and beautifully toned; a choice example for this rare die combination. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 63
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.81 g, 11 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath, triple-pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, above leaf, oinochoe; below, ΦI. HN III 1568. Johnston Class A, 8.2 (same dies). An attractive example, nicely toned and very elegant. Die fault on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 64
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.92 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C 5.7 (same dies). An attractively toned example. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 65
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 7.70 g, 8 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 passim. SNG Oxford 760. Clear and of fine style. Struck on a tight flan and with slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 66
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 7.95 g, 12 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left, on leaf, amphora; to left, below leaf, ΦΙ. HN III 1588 corr. (Φ instead of ΦΙ). Johnston Class C 11.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 486 (same dies). Clear, heavily toned, well centered and attractive. Bang on the obverse and center of the reverse struck flat, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Impressive left-headed Herakles
Lot 67
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.90 g, 5 h). Diademed and bearded head of Herakles to left, with his lion's skin tied around his neck and his club behind. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; with kantharos above leaf and ΒΙ below. HN III 1621. Johnston Class D 4.1. Very rare with Herakles to left. Attractive, clear and nicely toned. Traces of overstriking and with some flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 1800 CHF
Lot 68
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.86 g, 3 h). Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to left. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, cross-torch. HN III 1683. Johnston, Bronze, 47. Atrractive golden-brown patina. Die fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 69
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.36 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Pan right. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; syrinx right above leaf. HN III 1678. Johnston Bronze 43a. SNG Morcom 286. Light brown patina, fine style, and in unusually fine condition for a Greek bronze coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 70
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.45 g, 4 h). Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, kantharos. HN III 1681. McClean 1021. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 71
LUCANIA. Paestum (Poseidonia). period of the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC. Triens (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.10 g, 4 h). Female head to right, wearing ivy wreath, with mark of value (••••) behind her neck. Rev. ΠAIS Cornucopia to left, with mark of value (••••) and small branch to left. Crawford, Paestum 6/1. HN Italy 1196. Green patina. Some rough areas, mainly on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 72
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.35 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing laureate Attic helmet. Rev. ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; below, N; in the exergue, filleted thyrsos to right. HN III 1300. SNG ANS 1352. Williams 393 (O196/R277). Well centered and toned. Some roughness and deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Published in Williams, Ex Triton and from the Mangieri collection
Lot 73
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.29 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet with griffin; Φ behind her neck, Π above visor. Rev. Υ]ΕΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking right; above, grape cluster between Φ and I. HN III 1311. Mangieri 178 (this coin). Williams 498d (O250/R349 this coin). Nicely toned and centered. Uncleaned deposits on the obverse, minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 74
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 282-203 BC. Quartuncia (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 1.99 g, 1 h). Head of Amphitrite to left, wearing crab helmet; below, thunderbolt. Rev. BPET-TIΩN Crab; between claws, bunch of grapes. HN III 1944. Scheu 50. SNG ANS 120. With wonderful surfaces and a chocolate brown patina. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 75
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.66 g, 10 h), issued during the Second Punic War. Diademed and draped bust of Nike to right; behind, sphinx seated to right. Rev. BPETTIΩN Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself and holding scepter; to right, shield above monogram. HN III 1964. Scheu II 66. Finely toned. Thin die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 76
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 214-211 BC. Half Uncia (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.29 g, 8 h). Winged and diademed bust of Nike to left; thunderbolt below her neck. Rev. BPETTI[ΩN] Zeus, holding thunderbolt and scepter, driving biga to left; below, bunch of grapes. HN III 1989. Scheu 46. SNG ANS 112. A clear, sharp and well centered example, with a fine green-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 77
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 211-208 BC. Double Unit (Didrachm?) (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 16.22 g, 10 h). Helmeted head of Ares to left, griffin on helmet; below neck, thunderbolt. Rev. BPETTION Hera Hoplosima advancing right, holding shield with both hands and spear leaning against her; to right, bunch of grapes. HN Italy 1987. Scheu 38. SNG ANS 94ff. Of fine style and with an attractive, light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 78
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 211-208 BC. Unit (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.02 g, 2 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; thunderbolt behind his neck. Rev. ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ Nude warrior advancing to right, holding spear and large shield; at his feet to right, bunch of grapes. HN III 1988. Scheu 42. SNG ANS 102. An appealing coin with a fine green patina and attractive details. Overstruck on an earlier issue, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
Lot 79
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 211-208 BC. Unit (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.32 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; thunderbolt behind his neck. Rev. ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ Nude warrior advancing to right, holding spear and large shield; at his feet to right, bunch of grapes. HN III 1988. Scheu 42. SNG ANS 102. Nice green patina as found. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 80
BRUTTIUM. Hipponion. Circa 350-275 BC. Obol (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.96 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. EIΠΩNIEΩN Amphora; to left, lighted torch. BMC 12. HN III 2251 var. (torch to right). A rare variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 81
BRUTTIUM. Hipponion. Circa 350-275 BC. Obol (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.66 g, 8 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. EIΠΩNIEΩN Amphora; to right, lighted torch. HN III 2251 var. (Zeus to right). SNG 458 var. (caduceus instead of torch). A rare, possibly unpublished, variety. Oblong flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 82
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 440-400 BC. Third Nomos (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.21 g, 6 h). KAY Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand; below his hand, stag standing right, head turned back to left. Rev. KAYΛΟNI-A[TAΝ] Stag standing right; kantharos above, Φ below. HN Italy 2056. Noe, Caulonia 216 (same dies). SNG ANS 219 (same dies). Toned; a very scarce denomination. Reverse struck from the same dies as the last. Somewhat porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 83
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 440-400 BC. Third Nomos (Silver, 16 mm, 2.26 g, 3 h). KAY Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand, and with his left arm outstretched to right; below his left arm, stag standing right, head turned back to left. Rev. KAYΛΟNI-A[TAΝ] Stag standing right; kantharos above, Φ below. HN Italy 2056. Noe, Caulonia 216 (same dies). SNG ANS 219 (same dies). Toned and bold; a very scarce denomination. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 220 CHF
Lot 84
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.85 g, 3 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmette flanked by griffins. Rev. KPOT Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on lion's skin; above, club and bow over ME; to left, tripod. HN Italy 2162. SNG ANS 380 (same dies). Bright and lustrous coin, struck on good silver. Reverse die fault, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 85
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.82 g, 4 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmette flanked by griffins and pearl necklace; to right, Δ. Rev. KPOT Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on lion's skin; above, club and bow over MΔ; to left, tripod. HN Italy 2164. SNG ANS 382. A lustrous coin, struck on good silver. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 86
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.49 g, 2 h), c. 340s. ΚΡΟΤΟΝΙΑ - ΤΑΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his long hair streaming down the back of his neck. Rev. Infant Herakles (Herakliskos) seated facing, his head turned to left, strangling two snakes, holding one in each hand; below, graffito of MΙΣΛI . HN III 2157. SNG ANS 384-8. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 87
BRUTTIUM. Nuceria. Circa 225-200 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.22 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo right; grape cluster behind; crab below neck (partially visible here). Rev. NOYKP-INΩN Horse standing to left; pentagram below. HN Italy 3438. SNG ANS 595 var. (symbol). SNG Copenhagen 1904 var. (symbol). Fine olive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 88
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.84 g, 6 h). Head of the nymph Terina to left, wearing ampyx, simple torque and a pearl necklace with a pendant; around, olive wreath. Rev. [ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ] Nike seated left on a large hydria lying on its side, holding a wreath in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left. Holloway & Jenkins 14. HN III 2575. Regling 9. SNG ANS 801 (same dies). Toned, and of a splendid, rather severe, Classical style – an elegant coin. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 89
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.54 g, 9 h). Head of the nymph Terina to left, wearing ampyx, simple torque and a pearl necklace with a pendant; around, olive wreath. Rev. [ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ] Nike seated left on a large hydria lying on its side, holding a wreath in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left. Holloway & Jenkins 12/11 (same obverse die as 12, same reverse die as 11). HN III 2575. SNG ANS 801 (this obverse die). Attractively toned and of fine style. Edge split at 9h on the obverse and reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 90
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 415-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 26 mm, 18.57 g, 2 h). AKPA Eagle to left, clutching dead hare in its talons. Rev. Crab; above, fig leaf; below, crayfish swimming to left; six pellets in the upper fields. HGC 2, 137. Westermark, Coinage, 688-691. SNG ANS 1029. Rare with the eagle to left. Minor cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 91
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 415-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.88 g, 2 h). AKPA Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons. Rev. Crab; above, fig leaf upwards; below, crayfish swimming to left; six pellets in the fields. HGC 2, 136. Westermark, Coinage, 694-5 (this obverse die, but struck from a different reverse die). Brown patina. Slightly off-center reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 92
SICILY. Alontion. Circa 241 BC. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.95 g, 1 h). Head of young Dionysos to right; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. AΛΟΝ-ΤΙΝΩΝ in two lines within laurel wreath, with ties below. Calciati I pg. 69, 11. HGC 221 var. (same obverse die but reverse wreath ties above). SNG ANS -. Extremely rare bronze from Alontion. Slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Plate coin in HGC
Lot 93
SICILY. Alontion. Circa 241 BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.94 g, 12 h). Head of young Dionysos to right; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. AΛΟΝ-ΤΙΝΩΝ in two lines within laurel wreath with ties above. HGC 221 (this coin). Calciati I pg. 69, 11. SNG ANS -. Brown patina, fine style. Slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Plate coin in HGC
Lot 94
SICILY. Enna. Circa 258-200 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 11.40 g, 6 h). ENNA-IΩN Demeter standing facing, holding torch and Nike in her outstretched hands. Rev. Grape cluster and tendrils, all within laurel wreath with ties above. CNS (Henna) 6. HGC 2, 396 (this coin). SNG ANS 1336. Very scarce, and with an unusually archaic representation of Demeter. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 95
SICILY. Entella. Roman rule, circa 263-36 BC. (Bronze), c. 125-75 BC. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ENTEΛΛINωN around grape cluster on stem. CNS 19. HGC 2, 241. Light green patina; particularly fine details for this late issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 96
SICILY. Entella. Roman rule, circa 263-36 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h), c. 125-75 BC. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ENTEΛΛINωN around grape cluster on stem. CNS 19. HGC 2, 241. Dark green patina; particularly fine and clear details for this late issue. Obverse struck slightly off-center from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 97
SICILY. Entella. L. Sempronius Atratinus, circa 36 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.96 g, 6 h). ATPATINOY Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ENTEΛΛINΩN around grape cluster on stem. CNS 18. HGC 2, 242. RPC I 654. SNG Copenhagen 239. Fine details for this historical issue. Minor edge crack at 1h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 98
SICILY. Entella. L. Sempronius Atratinus, circa 36 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.24 g, 6 h). ATPATINOY Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ENTEΛΛINΩN around grape cluster on stem. CNS 18. HGC 2, 242. RPC I 654. SNG Copenhagen 239. Dark brown-green patina. Slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 99
SICILY. Hybla Megala. Roman rule, after 210 BC. Trias (?) (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.63 g, 12 h). Veiled female head to right, wearing kalathos; to left, bee. Rev. ΥBΛAΣ [MEΓAΛAΣ] Dionysos standing left, holding long scepter in his left hand and thymiaterion in his right; at feet, panther. CNS III 1. HGC 497. SNG ANS 195ff. Glossy dark green surfaces, and with an unusual depiction of Dionysos holding a thymiaterion. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
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