nomos 14
17 May 2017
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
SPAIN. Bolskan - Osca. Circa 150-100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.57 g, 1 h). Bo Bearded male head to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. BoLSCaN Horseman with couched lance galloping to right. Burgos 1501. SNG UK Spain, 743-749. Villaronga 6. Nicely toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 2
SPAIN, Ikalesken. Circa 150-100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 4.04 g 5). Youthful male head to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. IKaLESKeN Horseman with round shield riding to left, with second horse beside him. Burgos 1106. SNGBM 1190 ff. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. The Parisii. Circa 70-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 24 mm, 6.99 g, 2 h), Class V. Celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. Stylized horse prancing to left, with a fan-like checker-board design above and behind. DLT 7777. D&T 83. Sills 473. Very rare. An attractive piece on a broad flan. Struck from slightly worn and rusty dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Aulerci Cenomani. 2nd Century . Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 7.63 g, 6 h), Stylized laureate head of Apollo to right, with dolphin before his forehead. Rev. Charioteer, in chariot drawn by a human-headed horse (a centaur?) to right, holding a standard on a rope ending before the horse’s head; below horse, male figure, apparently lying to right but actually standing and holding a fish (dolphin?) in each hand. D&T 2142/3. Unusually clear and complete. Some striking flatness on the obverse and reverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Aulerci Cenomani. 2nd Century BC. Stater (Gold, 21mm, 7.38 g 1). Stylized laureate head of Apollo to right, with dolphin before his forehead. Rev. Charioteer, in chariot drawn by a human-headed horse (a centaur?) to right, holding a standard on a rope ending before the horse’s head; below horse, male figure, apparently lying to right but actually standing and holding a fish (or a sword?) in his right hand and a long spear in his left. D&T 2150. Rare, and with a particularly clear figure in the reverse exergue. About very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 6
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Aulerci Cenomani. Second Century . Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 7.37 g, 4 h), Stylized laureate head of Apollo to right, with ornament on his cheek and with a dolphin before his forehead. Rev. Charioteer, in chariot drawn by a human-headed horse (a centaur?) to right, holding a standard on a rope ending before the horse’s head; below horse, male figure, with a double torso and two heads, apparently lying to right but actually standing and holding a fish or a sword in his right hand and an uncertain object in his left. D&T -. De la Tour 6858. UBS 53, 2002, 1(same dies. With a very unusual figure on the reverse. About very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 7
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Namnetes. Circa 100-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 22 mm, 7.41 g, 9 h), Celticized head of Apollo to right, with baton coming out of the back, and with four chains attached, each ending in a human head. Rev. Charioteer holding whip and driving human-headed horse to right; below, upper part of a man with his arms outstretched to grip the horse’s legs . D&T 2182. A curious piece. Partially flat-struck, otherwise. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 8
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. The Aulerci Eburovices. Hemistater (Gold, 17 mm, 3.43 g, 10 h), Highly stylized, Celtic ‘deconstructed’ head of Apollo to left, with a ‘diadem’ formed of large, connected globules and, below, an upside-down boar to right. Rev. Charioteer driving horse galloping to right; below, boar to right. D&T 2402 var. Very attractive, but struck on a short flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 9
CELTIC, Lower Danube Area. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.89 g 9), imitation of a tetradrachm of Philip III from Aradus. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, two monograms; below throne, Ζ. CCCBM I 185-186. OTA 479. Beautifully toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 10
CELTIC, Middle Danube Area. Earlier 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 13.34 g, 12 h), The ‘Apollokopf/Petasosreiter’ type. Facing head of the nymph Larissa. Rev. Horseman riding to left; above right, wreath; below, branch. CCCBM I, 107. OTA 226. Toned and boldly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 11
CELTIC, Carpathian region - Northern Hungary. Late 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 13.31 g 9), The ‘Dreizack and Triskeles’ type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Celticized warrior riding to right; around, garbled inscription; behind, trident; between horse’s front legs, triskeles. CCCBM I, 118. OTA 415. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC, Carpathian region - Northern Hungary. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 13.29 g 6), The ‘Audoleon Type, triskeles variety’. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman riding to right; to left, pseudo-legend; below horse’s foreleg to right, Π; below horse, triskeles. CCCBM I 121. OTA 434. A lovely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 13
CELTIC, Middle Danube Area. Uncertain tribe. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 12.39 g 12), The ‘Kroisbach’ type, with diadem and ‘Reiterstumpf’, Burgenland or western Slovakia. Diademed, beardless male head to right. Rev. Horse prancing to left with the torso of a rider on his back; below, caduceus to left. CCCBM I 152-154. Flesche 524-527. Lanz 743-745. Beautifully toned and well-struck. Some minor marks, toned over, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 14
ETRURIA, Arretium. Circa 208-207 BC. AE (Bronze, 17mm, 4.29 g 6). Head of a young male Aethiopian or Nubian to right. Rev. Elephant with a bell hanging from his neck; below, Etruscan Ɔ. HN III 69. SNG ANS 36. An attractive, clear example with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 15
ETRURIA, Populonia. 3rd century BC. 20 Asses (Silver, 20mm, 8.36 g), The ‘Second Metus Group’. Diademed and facing head of Metus, with protruding tongue; below, XX. Rev. Blank. HN III 142. Vecchi Series 52. Bold, well-struck and well-centered. Flan crack and with the usual die break, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 16
ETRURIA, Populonia. 3rd century BC. 10 Asses (Silver, 16mm, 4.03 g), The ‘Laureate Male Head Group’. Laureate, beardless male head to left; to right, X. Rev. Blank. HN III 168. Vecchi Series 70. Toned. Traces of corrosion on the obverse and many scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 17
ETRURIA, Populonia. 3rd century BC. 5 Asses (Silver, 12mm, 1.80 g), The ‘Head of Turms Group’. Head of Turms to right, wearing petasos; behind, V. Rev. Blank. HN III 163-164. Vecchi Series 84.11 (this coin). Toned. Rough surfaces but clear, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 18
ETRURIA. Populonia. 3rd century BC. 5 units (Silver, 11 mm, 1.13 g), The ‘Crude Head of Lion Group’. Head of lion to left with open jaws; above, denomination mark. Rev. Blank. HN III 192. Vecchi Series 113. Rare. Clear and struck on a broad flan. Some remaining deposits, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 19
Etruria or Umbria, uncertain mint. Third century BC. Sextans (Bronze, 21x25mm, 28.29 g 12). Club. Rev. • •. HN III 54. Vecchi 199. Clear and with a nice green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 20
UMBRIA, Tuder. 220-200 BC. Triens (Bronze, 30mm, 26.76 g 9). Right hand wearing a caestus; in field, •• / ••. Rev. Tutere Two clubs with legend between them; in field, •• / ••. HN III 47. Vecchi 224. An attractive example with a find dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 21
UMBRIA, Tuder. 220-200 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 23mm, 17.37 g 12). Cicada; in field, • - •. Rev. TV Trident between • •. HN III 49. Vecchi 226. An attractive, clear example with a dark green-brown patina. With some encrustations as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 22
CAMPANIA, Cales. Circa 265-240 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22mm, 7.35 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; behind head, sword. Rev. CALENO Victory, holding kentron in her right hand and the reins in her left, driving biga galloping to left. HN III 434. Sambon 903. SNG ANS 172-174 var. A very attractive, sharply struck and toned example. Some cleaning scratches at 12’ on t he obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 23
CAMPANIA, Hyria. Circa 400-395 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20mm, 7.13 g 9). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a laurel branch and an owl. Rev. YDINAI Man-headed bull walking to left. HN III 539. Rutter 111. Attractively toned. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 24
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 7.34 g 11). ΔΙΟΦΑΝΟΥΣ Diademend head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, monogram ΠΔ (or ΠΑ). HN III 571. Sambon 439. SNG ANS 318. An attractively toned coin of the finest late Classical style. Slightly rough surfaces and a tiny test cut on the edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 25
CAMPANIA, Phistelia. Circa 405-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 7.42 g 1). Facing head of a nymph, wearing necklace and with her head turned slightly to the right. Rev. 8ΙϞΤLVϞ Man-headed bull walking to left; in exergue, dolphin to left. HN III 611. Rutter 7. Rare. Attractively toned. Test cut on edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 26
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 490-480 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 8.10 g 12). ΤΑΡΑϞ Hippocamp to right; below, scallop; border of rays. Rev. ΤΑΡΑϞ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, his left arm outstretched with the palm of his hand upwards, and holding an octopus in his right; cable border. Fischer-Bossert 52 c (this coin). HN III 827. Vlasto 123. Lightly toned. Some surface marks and roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 27
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 465-455 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.92 g 12). ΤΑΡΑϞ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, both of his arms outstretched to left; below, scallop shell. Rev. Hippocamp to right. Fischer-Bossert 108 g (this coin). Jameson 87 (this coin). Vlasto 136. Nicely toned, and with an excellent reverse. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 28
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.96 g, 5 h). Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing downwards with a spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; below, dolphin to left; to left, monogram of ΑΡ. Fischer-Bossert 842. HN III 937. Very well-struck and most attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 29
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 8.15 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤ Ear of barley with eight grains. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse. HN III 1459. Noe 3. Toned and clear. Some scratches and marks, and some uncleaned encrustations on the reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 30
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Drachm or Third Stater (Silver, 17mm, 2.72 g 12). ΜΕΤ Ear of barley with seven grains; around, border of dots. Rev. Ear of barley with seven grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1460. Noe 32. Gray toning. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 31
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 29mm, 8.17 g 12). ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1463. Noe 73 . Attractively toned. Some minor marks and with a lightly struck obverse, otherwise, good very fine/extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.95 g 11). 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, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1583. Johnston C4.3. Nicely toned. Some old cleaning scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 33
LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, ). ΠΟΣ (retrograde) Poseidon, nude but for chlamys over his shoulders, striding right, brandishing a trident held in his right hand; border of dots. Rev. ΠΟΣ (retrograde) Poseidon, as on the obverse, but incuse; rayed border. HN III 1108. SNG ANS 619. Attractively toned with a dark patina as found. Some deposits and two test cuts on the edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 34
LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 30mm, 8.31 g 12). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; cable border. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 828 ff. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 35
LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 2.50 g 12). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Some minor edge marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 8.03 g 9). Head ofAthena to right, wearing an Attic helmet ornamented with an olive branch. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1775. SNG ANS 925. Attractively toned and nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 37
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Distater (Silver, 24mm, 15.70 g). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skylla raising her right hand as if to shade her eyes as she looks off in the distance; behind neck, ΙΔ. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1805. Noe F 20, SNG ANS 969. Toned and attractive. Some cleaning scratches on the obverse and pockmarks in the reverse field, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 38
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.34 g 7). 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 1006, 1013 var. Toned and with an exceptionally tall and noble head of Athena. Considerable traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, Nearly extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 39
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Distater (Silver, 23 mm, 15.99 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; above, Ξ; in exergue, two fish. HN III 1811. Noe H 20. SNG ANS 973. With a noble and powerful head of Athena. Nicely toned. Struck on a narrow flan, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 40
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.97 g 10), Euphra.... Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla to right, holding trident. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΕΥΦΑ Bull with lowered head butting to right, on a plain and dotted ground line; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1828. A lovely toned example, struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 41
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 440/35-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.01 g 10). Head of a nymph to right, with curly hair confined by a band. Rev. ΥΕΛ[Η] Owl standing right on olive twig. HN III 1272. SNG ANS 1266. Williams 183 . Attractively toned. Slightly rough surfaces and with an ancient test cut at 2’, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 42
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.49 g 3), under Philistion. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with a dolphin on the bowl and Φ on the neck guard; to left, monogram. Rev. ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; above, trident to right, between Φ - Ι. HN III 1312. SNG ANS 1387. Williams 507 d (this coin) . Nicely toned and well-centered. Some minor marks and die rust, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 43
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 30 mm, 7.93 g, 12 h). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand and, on his outstretched left arm, a small figure of a daimon running to right, holding a branch in each of his hands and with his head turned back to look at Apollo; to right, stag standing right, head turned back to left; all within cable border. Rev. As the obverse, but incuse, except for the daimon, branches and stag’s antlers, which are in relief, and with no legend. HN III. Noe Group A, 10. SNG ANS 146 (same dies). Beautifully toned and attractive. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 44
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 29mm, 8.39 g 12). ϘΡΟ Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet, and with three handles and snakes rising from the bowl; cable border. Rev. Same type as the obverse, but incuse and with no legend; rayed border. HN III 2075. SNG ANS 230. An attractive toned example, boldly struck. Some minor metal faults and remains of encrustations on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 45
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 480-462 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.26 g 2). Bearded charioteer driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, laurel leaf to right. Rev. RECI NON (retrograde) Hare running to right. Caltabiano 92.2 (this coin). HN III 2472. Jameson 451 (this coin). A lovely coin, lightly toned and most attractive. Some very minor old scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 46
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.27 g 7). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 88 a(this coin). HN III 2496. Toned and in high relief, with an impressive pedigree. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 47
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.77 g 4). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ Head of nymph to left, wearing pearl necklace and with her hair bound in a sphendone; behind, Π. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding bird perching right on wreath in her right hand and resting her left on the cippus; below to right, Π. HN III 2616. Holloway-Jenkins 61. Regling 63. Nicely toned. Slightly porous surfaces and minor test cut on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 48
BRUTTIUM, Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 BC. Half-Shekel (Silver, 17mm, 3.66 g 9), struck during the Second Punic War. Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right; above, uraei; below, Punic ayin. SNG Copenhagen 361 (North Africa) and 1007 (Sicily). Lightly toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Impressively pedigreed Akragas
Lot 49
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.18 g, 4 h). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 972. Westermark 348.2 (O10/R34) (this coin). Clear and lightly toned. Die break on the reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Pedigreed to 1950
Lot 50
SICILY. Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.23 g, 9 h). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, palmette with tendrils. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Dewing 603 var. Jenkins 342. Toned and clear. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY, Gela. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.36 g 7). Nike driving quadriga walking to left; above, laurel wreath. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right; below, heron standing right. Jenkins 459. Toned, clear and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 52
SICILY, Himera. Circa 480-470 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.07 g 12). Cock standing left. Rev. HIME - RA Crab. Cf. SNG Lloyd 1014. Westermark 121 (this coin. Rare. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY, Himera. Circa 420-410 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.16 g 1). [ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ] Charioteer driving quadriga slowly to right; above, Nike flying left, bearing a wreath for the driver. Rev. The nymph Himera standing facing, turned slightly to the left, holding phiale in her right hand to pour a libation over an altar to left; to right, satyr showering to right in a stream of water emanating from a lion’s head spout; above right, barley grain. De Nanteuil 290 (this coin). Gutmann-Schwabacher 19, e (this coin). McClean 2297 (same dies). . Very rare and of fine style. Struck from slightly rusty dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.61 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. VΕ-ΟΝΤΙΝΟ-Ν Lion’s head with open jaws to right; above, below and to right, barley grain; to left, tripod. Boehringer 33. SNG ANS 232 var. A lovely, toned coin with a particularly elegant early classical head of Apollo. Some very minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.13 g, 2 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. VΕΟ-ΝΤ-Ι-ΝΟ-Ν Lion’s head with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. Boehringer 37. Randazzo 41. SNG ANS 222. Nicely toned and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.36 g 11). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. VΕΟ-ΝΤ-ΙΝΟΝ Lion’s head with open jaws to left; above, below and to left, barley grain; to right, olive leaf and berry. Boehringer 53. SNG ANS 240. Nicely toned. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 57
SICILY, Messana (as Zankle). Circa 500-493 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 6.13 g). DANKLE Dolphin to left within the sickle-shaped harbor of Messana. Rev. Design of raised and sunk squares and triangles; in the center, cockle shell. Gielow 53-57 ff. SNG ANS 299. Attractively toned. Some die rust, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 58
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.31 g 12). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ (retrograde) The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip and reins with both hands, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 536. SNG ANS 362. Lightly toned and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.20 g 11). 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 608.22 (this coin). Jameson 654 (this coin). SNG ANS 370-371. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 60
SICILY, The Mamertinoi. 220-200 BC. Pentonkion (Bronze, 27mm, 11.25 g 6). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. MAMEPTINΩN Warrior advancing right, wearing helmet and holding shield and spear; to right, Π. Calciati I, 41. SNG ANS 441. SNG Morcom 638. Well-struck and with a fine green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 61
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 540-515 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22mm, 8.81 g). Wild parsley leaf Rev. Incuse square divided diagonally into ten raised and lowered sections. Arnold-Biucchi 2. Selinus Hoard 20. SNG ANS 676. A sharp and beautifully toned example. Some striking flatness on the obverse, and traces of deposits on the reverse; otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 62
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 510-500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 17.15 g 1). ϞΥΡΑϘΟ / ϞΙΟΝ Male charioteer, holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga walking to right. Rev. Head of Arethusa to left, within small incuse circle at the center of a four-part mill-sail incuse square. Boheringer 3. Cf. Dewing 586 and SNG ANS 1-3. Very rare. A lightly toned, attractive and well-centered example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 63
SICILY, Syracuse. 485-466 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.30 g 4). Nude and bearded horseman riding to right, leading a spare horse to his left. Rev. ϞΥ-ΡΑϘ-ΟϞΙ-ΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair falling down behind; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 51. SNG ANS 11. An attractive, clear and toned example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 64
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.26 g, 9 h). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟ - Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 180. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 65
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 474-470 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.48 g 5). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑ - ΚΟΣ - ΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 312. SNG ANS 100. Nicely toned and well-struck. Some very minor old marks on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 66
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.89 g 10). Charioteer. wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving slow quadriga to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue below, ketos to right. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣ - Ι - ΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wering pearl diadem, pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her hair bound in a queue at the back; around, four dolphins swimming to left. Basel 437. Boehringer 515. SNG Lloyd 1320. Toned and beautifully centered on a broad flan. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 67
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 440-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.56 g 11). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΟ - Ν Head of Arethusa to right, her hair tied into a bun at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and plain necklace. Boehringer 605.3 (this coin). Dewing 817. SNG ANS 199. Lightly toned and with an excellent, sharp reverse. Some minor die rust and struck on a narrow flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 68
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.40 g 10), in the style of Eukleidas, c. 405-395. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; in exergue, dolphin left. Rev. ΣYPAKO[ΣIΩN] Head of Arethousa left, hair bound with sphendone over which several tresses fly back, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with frontal pendant; around, four dolphins. Tudeer 103 (possibly e, ex Gotha). SNG ANS 299-300 var. Beautifully toned and nicely struck, with a splendid head of Arethusa, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 69
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 41.86 g, 11 h), signed by Euainetos, c. 405-400. Quadriga galloping to left, driven by female charioteer holding the reins with both hands; above, Nike flying right, holding wreath to crown the driver; in exergue, on two slightly raised lines, shield, pair of greaves, cuirass and crested helmet; below, [ΑΘΛΑ]. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ[ΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pearls; around, four dolphins; below the dolphin swimming under Arethusa’s neck, signature ΕΥΑΙΝΕ. Dewing 882. Gallatin O. III-R.C. VI. SNG ANS 364 var. Nicely toned and basically attractive. With considerable traces of die rust, corrosion and surface deposits, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 70
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 15mm, 4.31 g 10), c. 317-310. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, ear of barley. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, driving biga galloping to right; below, triskeles running to right. Dewing 935. Same reverse die as Nomos 2, 29. A rarre variant with the triskeles to right. Toned. Very minor edge knock, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 71
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.19 g 10), c. 310-305. Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins; below neck, NΙ. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving galloping quadriga to left; above, triskeles running to left; in exergue, monogram of AI. Ierardi 28. SNG ANS 633. Attractively toned. Some old and minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 72
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 6.87 g 5), c. 300. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Pegasus flying to left; below left, triskeles. Calciati 17. SNG ANS 682-685. A splendid, sharply struck, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 73
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 24 mm, 13.60 g, 3 h), 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, thyrsos. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔ[ΟΣ] Nike driving quadriga moving slowly to right; above, crescent with points to right; to right[Α]. SNG ANS 876. A very attractive toned coin with a fine portrait. Reverse slightly off center to right, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 74
SICILY. Syracuse. Gelon, son of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 8 Litrai (Silver, 22 mm, 7.00 g, 2 h), c. 240. Diademed head of Gelon to left; behind, race torch. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΟ / ΓEΛΩNOΣ Nike driving biga galloping to right; holding a kentron in her right hand, and the reins in her left; below horses’ legs to right, Ε. SNG ANS 896 var. Very rare. Toned. Minor dig on the reverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 75
SICILY, Syracuse. Hieronymos, 215-214 BC. 10 litrai (Silver, 21mm, 8.45 g 7). Diademed head of Hieronymos to left. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - IEPΩNYMOY Winged thunderbolt; above, ΦΙ. De Luynes 1386. Holloway 33. A very attractive, sharply struck, toned coin. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 975 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 76
SICILY, Tauromenion. Circa 336-317 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 20mm, 5.89 g 4). ΑΡΧΑΓΕΤΑΣ Laureate head of Apollo Archagetas to left. Rev. ΤΑΥΡΟΜ-ΕΝΙΤΑΝ Tripod. Calciati 16. SNG Morcom 850. A splendid piece with a fine green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 77
CARTHAGE, Sicily. Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 320/315-305/300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.34 g 10), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of corn leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Free horse prancing to left with palm tree behind. Jenkins 139 (O46/R125, this coin cited twice). A bold and elegant coin, nicely toned. Some flatness on the obverse, and traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 78
CARTHAGE, Sicily. Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 320/315-305/300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.09 g 1), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around four dolphins. Rev. S’MMHNT = “People of the Camp” Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 179 (dies O51/R159). Nicely toned and with a head of particularly florid style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 79
CARTHAGE, Sicily. Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 320/315-305/300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.01 g 2), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around four dolphins. Rev. ’MMHNT = “People of the Camp” Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 186 (dies O55/R 163). Sharply struck and attractively toned. Some minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3900 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 80
CARTHAGE, Sicily. Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 320/315-305/300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.08 g 6), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; to right, dolphin swimming to left. Rev. ’MMHNT = “People of the Camp” Horse’s head to left, with luxuriant mane; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 209 (dies O64/R182, this coin). A very rare variety. Beautifully toned and well struck. Very minor cleaning marks in the obverse field, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 81
CARTHAGE. Carthage. Circa 300 BC. Shekel (Silver, 18 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; behind, palm tree; to right, star. Gulbenkian 383. Müller 108. SNG Copenhagen 141. A very attractive and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 82
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.65 g, 7 h), Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝ - Ι Goat standing to right; to right, kerykeion; all within incuse square. May 263a (this coin). Attractively toned and of very fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 83
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 189/8-49/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.79 g, 12 h), Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ Dionysos, nude but for chlamys draped over his left arm, standing left, holding two narthex wands in his left hand and bunch of grapes with his right; to left, monogram of ΠΑΥΟ; to right, Θ. Dewing 1295. Schönert-Geiss 1111 ff. Attractively toned and with an obverse in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 84
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.97 g 11), apparently an early imitation. Head of a youthful Dionysos to right, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Youthful Herakles, nude but for drapery over his shoulder and let arm, standing facing, his head to left, holding a club in his right hand and resting his left at his waist; in field to left, Μ monogram. Dewing 1343. OTA pl. 46 passim. SNG Copenhagen 1043 ff. Toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 85
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.89 g, 2 h), Ainos, c. 283-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; to left, herm on throne, with lion’s head to left above; on throne, monogram of ΠΑΟ. Thompson 257. Rare. Toned and struck on a broad flan. Traces of horn silver, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.86 g, 12 h), “Silandos in Lydia” = an unidentified mint in Asia, c. 250. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; to left, monogram of ΕΚ; in exergue, ΣΙ. Müller 454. An attractive, toned coin struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 87
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Berge (previously Lete or Siris). Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 9.89 g), Satyr standing right, grasping the right arm of a nymph fleeing to right with his right hand and raising his left in an attempt to placate her; to left and above, large pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square, diagonally divided. Dewing 1022. HPM pl. VIII, 3. SNG ANS 955 ff. Nicely toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 88
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 500-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.98 g), Lion to left, attacking bull kneeling to right, head lifted and turned back to left; in exergue, flower. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. BMFA 516 and SNG ANS 4. Lightly toned and well-struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6750 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 89
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 14.50 g, 11 h), Group J, c. 398-395. Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair long and falling down the back of his neck. Rev. [Χ]-Α-[Λ] / [Κ]Ι[Δ] / ΕΩΝ Kithara with 7 strings. Robinson & Clement 43 (A33/P49). SNG ANS 477 (same dies = J43 c). An attractive, toned example. Struck on a somewhat tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 90
MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 1.91 g 5). Gorgoneion facing with protruding tongue. Rev. Ν-Ε / Ο-Π Head of the nymph of Neapolis to right, her hair coiled around her head and with a bun at the back, wearing a plain necklace with a pendant. SNG ANS 441. Toned and sharp. Minor bang on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 91
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.50 g, 2 h), Amphipolis, 348/7-343/2. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse to right, rose. Le Rider 214 a (this coin, cited from a cast in the ANS of a coin in the Petsalis collection ). Boldly struck and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 92
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.63 g 1), Amphipolis, c. 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga galloping to right, the driver holds the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; below right, crescent to right. Le Rider 94. Well-struck and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 93
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.50 g, 12 h), Pella, c. 336/5-329/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to left, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, kantharos. Le Rider 344 (D344/R276). Toned and elegant. Some very slight die roughness on the obverse and a very minor double-strike on the reverse, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 94
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.24 g, 11 h), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ 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, ram’s head right with Isis crown; below throne, Δ monogram. Price 3964. A wonderful, spectacular coin, beautifully toned, of splendid style, and struck in high relief. Very small scuff on the obverse and minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 95
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.26 g 12), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ 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, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ Ο. Kraay & Hirmer 569. Price 3971. A wonderful example, struck in high relief and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 96
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.23 g 11), Damascus, c. 330-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; above strut of throne, pellet; below bottom strut, pellet above ΔΑ. Price 3205 var. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 97
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.24 g 9), Pella, c. 325-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, bee; below throne, Α. Price 228. Lightly toned. Slight bang and some faint scratches on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 98
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.57 g, 1 h), Miletos, circa 323-319. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylus; to left, monogram of ΚΗ; to lower right, double-ax. Price 2114. Clear and with a delicate obverse. Some edge marks, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 99
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.27 g, 3 h), struck under Philip III, ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 323-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below the hand holding the eagle, antler. Price 111. Troxell, studies, issue H1. Toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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