obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 100
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.27 g, 10 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Abydos, c. 320-301. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram of MY; below throne, Z. Price 1528. A nice and clear coin, lightly toned with a slight golden luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 101
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.22 g, 12 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos or Lysimachos, Abydos, circa 310-297. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle in his right; to left, M within wreath; below throne, head of griffin to right. Price 1564. Bright, lustrous and slightly toned; a rare variety. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 102
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.33 g, 11 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Kolophon, circa 310-301. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle in his right; to left, Φ; below throne, AP monogram. Price 1828. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 103
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.57 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Seleukos I Nikator, Babylon, circa 311-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, monogram within wreath; to outer left, monogram of MI. Price 3749. SC 81.3. A splendid, well-centered, lustrous piece struck on a broad flan. Bangs on the obverse and on the reverse edge, minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 104
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.94 g, 7 h), struck under Kassander, Amphipolis, circa 307-297. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, Λ over torch; below throne, ΘE monogram. Ehrhardt 38. Price 463. Similar obverse die as Obolos 13 (2019), 211. Very attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 105
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.83 g, 6 h), struck under Seleukos I Nikator, as satrap, Babylon (II), circa 318/7-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on a throne with ornamented back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram above grape cluster on stem; below throne, Z. Price P155 (as Arados). SC CAd43.13. A toned example with a high relief portrait and struck from dies prepared by a very skillful artist. Some scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 106
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.22 g, 11 h), uncertain mint in Macedon or southern Greece. BAΣI ΔHMH Prow to left. Rev. Demetrios on horseback to right, wearing mantle and kausia and holding a long couched spear with his right hand; below, MY monogram. Newell 180, pl XVII 19. Only three examples were known to Newell, all in museums. Patina stripped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Stunning Pseudo-Rhodian drachm
Lot 107
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.65 g, 4 h), struck under the ministers Hermias and Zoilos during the Third Macedonian War, on the Rhodian standard, from an uncertain mint in Thessaly, c. 171/0. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. EPMIAΣ Rose with bud to right; flanking the stem, Z - Ω . Price, Larissa, pl. LV, 247. SNG Keckman 795. Heavily toned; a very impressive coin on hand. Minor scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 108
THESSALY. Methylion. First half of the 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 14.5 mm, 1.08 g, 12 h). Youthful male diademed head to right, with short, wavy hair. Rev. ΜΕΘΥΛΙ / ΕΙΩΝ Female figure (Hera or a nymph?) wearing long robes, seated right on high-backed throne, holding long staff in her right hand and resting her left on the neck of a bull standing right behind her. BCD Thessaly II 464 (same dies). Heyman -. Extremely rare, especially so clear and legible. Porous as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 109
THESSALY. Pharkadon. Late 5th - early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.86 g, 10 h). Horse walking to right. Rev. Φ-Α-Ρ-Κ (partially retrograde) Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin wrapped over his left arm, holding bow in his left hand and resting his right on club with its head on the ground; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1274 (same dies). Of very fine style and with a beautifully made reverse. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 110
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Mid-late 5th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.97 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring. Rev. Φ-ΑR Horse’s head to right; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1277. BCD II 630 (same dies). HGC 4, 630. Lavva 8 (V6/R5). Exceptionally well-struck and clear. Usual die break on the reverse, and a small test cut on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 111
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Mid-late 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.95 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring. Rev. ΦAPΣ Horse's head to right. BCD II 633. HGC 4, 640. Lavva 20 (V13?/R6). Nicely centered and clear. Usual rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 112
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Early to mid 4th Century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, plated, 15 mm, 2.36 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with raised cheek flaps and adorned with scrolls and olive twigs; T above IΠ behind neck. Rev. Φ-A-P-Σ (the last two letters retrograde) Horse’s head and neck right in concave field. BCD II 655 (for prototype). Lavva 124. A very deceiving, contemporary, plated hemidrachm of fine style. Plating defects behind neck and above visor, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 113
KORKYRA. Korkyra. Circa 510-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 19.5 mm, 10.89 g). Cow standing right, her head turned back to left to lick calf suckling to left. Rev. Double stellate pattern – one with a square and the other with a rectangle at its center – within a double inear rectangle; all within an incuse square. BMC 39. McClean 5202. SNG Copenhagen 141. SNG Evelpidis 1868. Lightly toned and clear. Slightly off-center reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 114
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Stratos, circa 420 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.79 g, 1 h). Horned and bearded head of the river god Acheloos to right; below, crescent with points downwards. Rev. ΣTP in a shallow incuse square. BCD 357 & 358c. Imhoof-Blumer, A. 163, 8 var. Extremely rare; the fourth example known. Nicely centered and toned. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 115
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Unknown mint. Circa 420-380 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h). Beardless head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress; above, crescent. Rev. ΔIO (retrograde) Kantharos. BCD 410 var. Pozzi 1448 (as Thebes in Boeotia). Weber 3330 (as Boeotia). Pecunen 20 (2014), 157. A rare Akarnanian diobol. Slightly porous, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 116
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Unknown mint, possibly Stratos. Circa 420-380 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.88 g, 10 h). Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Monogram of the denomination (TPIH) flanked by two grape clusters; the whole within a shallow incuse square. BCD 411. BMC 5 (as Oiniadai). Hunter II, 1 and pl. XXXII, 8 (as Stratos). Imhoof-Blumer, A. 51.12. Traité pl. CCLXXI, 21. Extremely rare. Slightly porous as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 117
BOEOTIA. Haliartos. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.00 g, 6 h). Boeotian shield adorned with upright trident. Rev. ΑRI-ΑR-Τ-Ι-ΟΝ Poseidon, nude, advancing right, extending his right hand and brandishing trident held in his upraised left. BCD Boiotia 163 (same dies). BMC 16. Head, Boeotia, 3. Pozzi 1378 (same dies). Extremely rare, and possibly the third known example of this die combination. Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 118
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 363-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 12.22 g, 11 h), Kalli.... Boeotian shield. Rev. ΚA-ΛΛ Amphora with tall handles and a decorated upper half. Hepworth 63. HGC 4, 1334. BCD Boiotia 555. Lustrous and bright. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 390 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 119
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 485/480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.33 g, 7 h), 482-480. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and circular earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, olive sprig with two equal leaves; all within incuse square. Asyut Group V, a = Seltman Group C, and cf. 60. Cf. Svoronos pl. 2, 24. Toned and with a surprisingly well-centered obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 120
ATTICA. Athens. 480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.94 g, 3 h). Archaic head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and disk earring. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing; olive sprig behind. Fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 121
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 465-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 17.17 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing slightly to left; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Starr group V.B. Well-centered, bright and with a fascinating and stylish reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Lot 122
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 460-455 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.14 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group V. Svoronos cf. pl. 9, 7 ff. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 123
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.21 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a small palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 12, 8. A powerful, very well-struck example with an owl whose body and head are set at an angle. Some unimportant striking cracks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 124
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.20 g, 7 h), mid 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Starr pl. 22, passim and Svoronos pl. 11,2. An attractive piece, well-struck and clear; a particularly elegant coin of great style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Rare full crest
Lot 125
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.24 g, 3 h), early 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Fully lustrous, bright and clear; with the whole crest on the flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 126
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 7 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Of good style and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Lot 127
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 17.22 g, 9 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Fully lustrous, bright and clear; Of good style and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 128
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.18 g, 11 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Fully lustrous, very bright and clear; an impressive coin struck in fine silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 129
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.21 g, 12 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 130
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.19 g, 10 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 131
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. Uncleaned as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 132
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.21 g, 4 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Minor die faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 133
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.19 g, 6 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Minor faults. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 134
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.20 g, 12 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. An attractive and bold piece struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 135
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.22 g, 7 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Minor faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 136
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.23 g, 3 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 137
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.12 g, 1 h), an Eastern imitation?, c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. With a curious owl and an odd head of Athena – perhaps an early Eastern imitation. Minor uncleaned deposit, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 138
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.21 g, 6 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. An attractive and bold piece struck on a broad flan. Edge break, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 139
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.22 g, 10 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Off-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 140
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.24 g, 1 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Some striking faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 141
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.21 g, 12 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 142
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 3 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. With a tall, thin owl. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 143
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.23 g, 1 h), 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Lustrous and with a lovely owl. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 144
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.19 g, 1 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. A particularly pleasant example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 145
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.17 g, 3 h), c. 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Svoronos Pl. 14, 13-15 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 325 CHF
Lot 146
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.21 g, 3 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Carefully centered, "full crest". Traces of die rust on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 463 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 147
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 9 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Lustrous and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 148
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. A carefully centered and lustrous "full crest" owl. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 149
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Triobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 2.12 g, 1 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. Α-Θ-Ε Owl standing facing between two olive branches. HGC 4, 1461. Kroll 12. SNG Copenhagen 44. Toned and very attractive, and with the complete crest of Athena's helmet on the flan. Some reverse flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 150
ATTICA. Athens. 137/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.93 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, Z (7th month); below amphora, AP (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 320c-d var (contractor of 320d, month of 320c). Clear and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 151
ATTICA. Athens. 135/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.84 g, 11 h), new style, Mened..., Epigeno... and Alexa.... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. ΑΘΕ / ΜΕ-ΝΕΔ / ΕΠΙ/ΓΕΝΟ / AΛEΞA Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, Asklepios standing to left; on amphora, K (= 11th month); below amphora, HP (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 354c (same obverse die, but same obverse die as 355b, die linking the two issues). Bright and clear; fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 152
ATTICA. Athens. 124-123 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.62 g, 11 h), "New Style" or "stephaniphoros" coinage, Mikion, Euryklei and Boukattes magistrates. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. ΑΘΕ ΜΙΚΙΩN EYPYKΛE / BOYKATTHΣ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, Dioskouroi to left; on amphora, Δ; below amphora, ΣΩ (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 481a (this reverse die). Toned. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 153
ATTICA. Athens. Pseudo-autonomous issue, temp. Gallienus, 264-267. Drachm (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 4.90 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. AΘHNA Olive tree between a panathenaic amphora to left, and owl standing right, head facing. Kroll 377. SNG Copenhagen 368. Svoronos pl. 90, 7 (same dies). A scarce and important coin. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 154
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.26 g, 7 h). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of a line of five large pellets on the back of its shell, with two smaller ones flanking the top to form a ‘collar’. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Attractive, well-centered and toned. Minor scratch on the obverse and slightly porous fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 155
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 11.67 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. An attractive toned example in high relief. Test cut near the tail of the tortoise, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 156
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.47 g). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to left; below, koppa. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BCD 11. HGC 4, 1897. Very rare. Obverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 157
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.82 g, 3 h). Chimaera, with right forepaw raised high, moving left; below, ΣI. Rev. Dove flying to left; three pellets above tail. BCD Peloponnesos 294. HGC 5, 213. Toned and slightly lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 158
PONTOS. Amaseia. Circa 120-100 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.09 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Perseus to right, with winged headband. Rev. SINΩ-ΠHΣ Cornucopia between the piloi of the Dioskouroi, surmounted by a star. HGC 7, 225. SNG BM Black Sea 1046-7. SNG Stancomb 655. A clear coin with a light green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 159
PONTOS. Amisos (as Peiraieos). Circa 435-370 BC. Siglos (Silver, 19 mm, 5.71 g, 11 h), struck under magistrate Ath... Head of Hera to left, wearing stephanos. Rev. ΠEIPA / A-Θ Owl, with wings spread, standing facing on shield; to right kerykeion. HGC 229. SNG BM Black Sea 1064ff. Rare variety with the kerykeion. Obverse struck off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 160
PONTOS. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.46 g, 1 h). Head of Amazon to right, wearing wolf's skin headdress. Rev. AMIΣOY Nike advancing to right, holding palm branch and wreath; star and crescent to left. HGC 7, 244. SNG Black Sea 1218. SNG Copenhagen 165. With a wonderful representation of the Amazon with a wolf's skin headdress; fine earthen highlights. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 161
PONTOS. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.36 g, 10 h). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΜΙΣΟΥ Panther skin and thyrsos on cista mystica. HGC 7, 243. RG 24. SNG BM Black Sea 1199-1200. Brown patina; with excellent details. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 162
PONTOS. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.47 g, 1 h). Aegis. Rev. AMI-ΣOΥ Nike walking right, holding palm tied with fillet over left shoulder. SNG BM 1183-4. With a particularly appealing aegis. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 163
PAPHLAGONIA. Sinope. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 7.74 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΣINΩΠHΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned right; to left, monogram of TAE. HGC 7, 421. RG 60. SNG BM Black Sea 1547-1549. Well-centered and nicely patinated. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 164
KINGS OF PAPHLAGONIA. Time of Amyntas?, 36-25 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), Isinda. Head of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over shoulder. Rev. IΣIN Macedonian helmet right; to right, A (date?). RPC I 3513. A. von Aulock 539-550. Glossy dark green surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 165
BITHYNIA. Dia. Circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 12.07 g, 11 h). Head of Perseus to right, wearing Phrygian helmet decorated with stars. Rev. ΔIAΣ Pegasos grazing to right; above and to right, three monograms. HGC 7, -. SNG BM Black Sea -. Rauch 92 (2013) 1085 (realised 700€). RG -. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 166
BITHYNIA. Kalchedon. Circa 340-320 BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 17.5 mm, 5.26 g). KAΛX Bull standing to left on a grain ear. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 7, 517. SNG BM Black Sea 112. Well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 167
BITHYNIA. Kios. Circa 345-315 BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 18 mm, 5.15 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Hegestratos. ΚΙ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. HΓEΣ-TPATOΣ Prow of galley to left, decorated with a star. HGC 7, 552. McClean 7459. RG 2. Well-centered. With two banker marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 168
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias I Chloros, circa 230-182 BC. (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.63 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left; on cheek, circular countermark depicting head of Artemis to left; above, oblong countermark with a lyre. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Helmeted and winged figure of Athena-Nike standing to left, crowning the king's name with her right hand and resting her left on a shield by her side; in field to left, monogram. BMC 3. RG 16. SNG Copenhagen 625. SNG von Aulock 6880. With clear countermarks and with some earthen highlights, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 169
MYSIA. Adramytion. Circa 4th century BC. Chalkous (Silver, 12 mm, 1.93 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AΔPAM Forepart of Pegasos to right. SNG France - cf. 1163-4. Glossy dark green patina; spectacular obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 170
MYSIA. Astyra. Tissaphernes, circa 400-395 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.62 g, 10 h). TIΣΣA Bare head of Tissaphernes to right. Rev. AΣTΥΡH Facing cult-statue, wearing kalathos. Klein 253. SNG Paris 124A. With a wonderful portrait, highlighted with light earthen deposits. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 171
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.31 g). Head of tunny to left; below, headless tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald III 12.2. SNG von Aulock 7262. Von Fritze -. A rare early type; only the fourth example that appears recently in the market. Interesting banker's marks punched against the edge. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 172
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.33 g). Head of a tunny fish to right; above and below, small tunnies swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Greenwell 166. Hurter & Liewald III 13.2. SNG France 173. Von Fritze I 28. A well-centered example and one of the first coins minted in Kyzikos. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 173
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.49 g). Tunny swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square in windmill form. Klein 261. Von Fritze 5. Edge split at 5h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 174
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.29 g). Forepart of lion left, devouring prey; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Greenwell 109. SNG France 181. Von Fritze I 41. An attractive example. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 175
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.08 g). Head of a goat with long beard to left; behind truncation, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1421. Rosen 438. SNG France 186. Von Fritze I, 48. Very rare. Nicely centered. Flan crack from striking at 8h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 176
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19.5 mm, 16.21 g). Head of a goat with long beard to left; behind truncation, tunny fish swimming upwards; square countermark featuring a facing gorgoneion, punched against the cheek of the goat. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1421. Rosen 438. SNG France 186. Von Fritze I, 48. Very rare and with unusual and very clear countermark that reminds Parion. Flan crack from striking at 2h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 177
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.69 g). Head of Perseus to left, wearing winged helmet; behind, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1186. SNG von Aulock 1186. Von Fritze 65. A rare type. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 178
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 16.08 g). Griffin, raising right forepaw, seated to left on a tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston 1437 = Warren 1573. Greenwell 144. SNG France 239-240 var (griffin standing). Von Fritze I 101. A rare variety with the seated griffin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 179
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.21 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished as hemihekte. Cf. Von Fritze 64 (as Stater or Hekte). Very rare variety and unknown as hemihekte. Banker's marks punched against the edge at 8h, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 180
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.67 g). Satyr kneeling to left, holding in his extended right hand a tunny fish by the tail . Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bosten MFA 1461 (var. as stater). SNG France 270. SNG von Aulock 7289. Von Fritze I 122. Unusual fine condition. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 181
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.62 g), c. 450. Head of Zeus-Ammon, (or a local river god) to right, with bull's ears; below, tunny fish to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished and unknown for this denomination, cf. Boston 1520. Greenwell 3. Gulbenkian 640. SNG France 281. Von Fritze I 130 (all as stater). Same dies as Triton XIX, 2017, 172. Less than five examples exist of this type; great style, very artistically engraved obverse die. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 182
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.83 g, 3 h). Forepart of boar to left; on the boar’s shoulder, retrograde Ε; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Head of lion to left within incuse square. Klein 264. SNG Paris 377-378. A bright example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 183
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 450-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.22 g, 4 h). Forepart of a boar running to left; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Lion’s head to left, with open jaws; all within incuse square. SNG France 361-6. Von Fritze II 9. A fine coin with a lovely boar. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 184
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 390-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.40 g, 6 h). Janiform female head. Rev. ΛΑΜ-Ψ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet, decorated with a coiled serpent; to right, ivy leaf. SNG Paris 1177-1178 var (no ivy leaf). SNG von Aulock 1293 var (no ivy leaf). Well-centered and bright; a relatively scarce variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 185
MYSIA. Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.19 g, 6 h). ΠΑ - ΡΙ Bull standing left, head turned back to right; below, star. Rev. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes. SNG Paris 1368. Obverse struck slightly off-center and somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 186
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 310-282 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 1.38 g, 2 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΠEΡΓAMH Archaistic Palladion: statue of Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield. SNG Paris 1559-66 var (legend). SNG von Aulock 1349-50 var (legend). Nicely toned and clear surfaces. Minted in fine silver. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 187
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.57 g, 11 h), c. 92-88. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΠEPΓ monogram; to right, serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius; between snakes' heads, AΣ above monogram of ΠPYT. Kleiner, Hoard 29. SNG France -. Clear and toned. Obverse struck slightly off-center. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 188
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 12.48 g, 12 h), c. 92-88. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΠEPΓ monogram; to right, serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius; between snakes' heads, AΣ above monogram of ΠPYT. Kleiner, Hoard 29. SNG France -. Nicely toned. Obverse struck from the usual slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 189
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 12.03 g, 12 h), c. 104-98. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΠEPΓ monogram; to right, serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius; between snakes' heads, ΔI. Kleiner, Hoard 12. Pinder 95. SNG France 1719. Toned and well-centered on a particularly broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 190
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.73 g, 1 h), in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; on the outer left, bunch of grapes; on the inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG France 1616-20. SNG von Aulock 1358. Westermark Group IVB, obverse die V.LXVIII. Nicely toned, centered and with a fine portrait. Some scuffs on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
Lot 191
TROAS. Kebren. Circa 412-399 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 9 mm, 0.71 g, 12 h). Head of a satrap left, wearing tiara. Rev. KE monogram. SNG Copenhagen 261. SNG München 284-5. SNG von Aulock 1547. Glossy green surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 192
TROAS. Neandria. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.56 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. NEA - N Ram standing right. SNG Copenhagen 446. SNG von Aulock 7628. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 193
AEOLIS. Elaia. Circa 450-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.33 g, 2 h). Head of Athena in crested Attic helmet to left. Rev. Ε-Λ-Α Olive wreath tied below. SNG Munich 382. SNG von Aulock 7679. Rare; struck in unusually good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 82 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 194
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h). Female head to right, with her hair in sakkos. Rev. Kithara [in linear square]. Bodenstedt 79 c/ε (same dies). HGC 6, 1005. An unusually well-centered example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 195
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.57 g). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Head of Artemis to right; behind, coiled serpent; the whole within linear square. Bodenstedt 100a. HGC 6, 1026. SNG von Aulock 1715. Of exquisite style; fine die engraving. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 196
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.68 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Head of Artemis to right within linear square. Bodenstedt 100. HGC 6, 1026. SNG von Aulock 1714. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 197
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 10 mm, 4.77 g). Bee of primitive form. Rev. Two irregular incuse squares. Karwiese Series II.1, Type 2, 8 = Rosen 257, and CNG 100, 2015, 1443 (struck from the same obverse die and reverse punches). Struck at the dawn of coinage, and of primitive workmanship. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 198
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 500-420 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.28 g, 12 h). Bee with spread wings. Rev. Eagle’s head to right. Karwiese Series IV, Type 2. SNG Kayhan 126-134. An interesting small piece, well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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