obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 1
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Remi. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. 1/4 Stater (Electrum (plated), 11 mm, 1.50 g). Stylised head. Rev. Stylised horse right; below, two pellets; above, crescent. D&T 182. Dembski -. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare Vindelici quarter stater
Lot 2
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 10 mm, 1.86 g). Eagle's head to right. Rev. Three pellets within a torque with a pellet at each end. Dembski -. Flesche 311. Karl -. Leu 65, 1996, 4 (there unique and unpublished). An extremely rare variety with the eagle head to right. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia, Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 12 mm, 2.23 g, 3 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon, "Kugelwange/Dachreiter" type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping to left; above, wheel. Castelin 1282. Dembski 1110-1. A late example in the series. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished!
Lot 4
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia, Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (?) (Silver, 11 mm, 0.95 g, 4 h), imitating Alexander III (obverse) and Philip II (reverse) tetradrachms. Celticized laureate head of Herakles to right. Rev. Horse galloping to left; above, wheel. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Cf. Obolos 5 (2016), 46 for a similar example. Extremely rare type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 5
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.21 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. [TAPANTINΩN] Herakles standing to right, fighting the Nemean lion; between his legs, Σ. HN III 914. Vlasto 1236-7. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Fine style
Lot 6
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.99 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a hippocamp; [H below chin]. Rev. TAPANTINΩN Herakles standing to right, fighting the Nemean lion; to left, club; between Herakles's legs, Α. HN Italy 914. Vlasto 1289 corr. (monogram read as Δ). A splendid example, very well-centered and of the finest style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 7
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.78 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates D.. and E... Helmeted ephebe, nude, holding a small round shield with his left hand and the reins with his right, riding to left; below horse, Δ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his outstretched right hand and resting his left hand on the dolphin's back; below, reversed E and tiny dolphin swimming to left over waves. Fischer-Bossert 648 (V251/R500). HN III 870. Vlasto 388 (same dies). Clear and of good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 8
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-281 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.96 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Sim... and Phi.... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield, two lances, and spear; below, ΣIM. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding spindle over his left shoulder; before, eagle standing to right; below, ΦI and waves. HN III 933. Vlasto 575 (same dies). Bright. Obverse very lightly struck and with some flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 9
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.15 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. Herakles kneeling to right, fighting the Nemean lion; above to right, A; behind, [club]. HN III 912. Vlasto 1314-21. Clear and attractive. Obverse slightly off-centered, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 10
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 8.01 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrates Ago.., Kratinos and Xor... KPAT/INOΣ Nude jockey on horse standing right, holding wreath to crown the horse's head; above, AΓΩ. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ/ZOP Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos. HN Italy 958. Vlasto 677-8. Clear and attractive. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 11
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.84 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrates Si.. and Deinokrates. Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; above left, ΣΙ; below, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding dolphin in his right hand. HN III 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692-5. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 235 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 12
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.90 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrates Sa.., Arethon and Sas... ΣΑ - ΑΡΕ / ΘΩΝ Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse’s head. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a tripod in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin; below, ϹΑΣ. HN III 957. Vlasto 666-7. Bright and clear; struck from fresh dies. Flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 13
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.54 g, 11 h), struck under magistrates Lykinos and Sy.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse to left and crowning it with wreath; above, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm; to right, owl standing left. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836-841. Lightly toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 14
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 6.45 g, 7 h), struck under magistrates Lykinos and Sy.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse to left and crowning it with wreath; above, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm; to right, owl standing left. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836-841. Bright and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 15
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 6.37 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrates Phi.. and Philenenos. ΦΙ / ΦΙΛΗΝΕ-ΝΟ[Σ] Nude youth riding horse standing to right, holding bridle with both hands. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a tripod in his right hand and trident with his left; to right, filleted bucranion. HN III 1035. Vlasto 884 (same reverse die). Clear and of good style. Lightly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 16
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.25 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Damokritos and Eph... ΔΑΜΟΚ-ΡΙ Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; behind jockey, Nike flying right to crown him. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to right, holding cornucopiae in his right hand and trident in his left; behind, monogram. HN III 1043. Vlasto 919 (same obverse die), 921 (same reverse die). Attractively toned and elegant. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 17
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 270-235. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.53 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrates Euph.., Ariston and Zop... EYΦ/ API-ΣTΩN Naked horseman to left, wearing crested helmet and holding the reins with his left hand and a shield with his left. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ/ZΩΠ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in his right hand and trident in his left. HN III 1044. SNG ANS 1238 (same obverse die). Vlasto 928 (same dies). Toned; a rare variety. Very minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 18
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.57 g, 7 h), struck under magistrate Aristippos. APISTIΠΠ[OS] Nude ephebe, holding filleted palm frond in his right hand and reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; behind, AP monogram. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his upraised left and resting his left on the back of the dolphin; to right, MY monogram. HN III 1056. Vlasto 949 (same dies). A lustrous and sharp example, struck in good silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 19
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 6.59 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate Daimachos. ΔAIMAXOΣ Nude ephebe, holding lighted torch in his right hand and reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; behind, monogram. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a trident with his right hand and kantharos in his upraised left; to right, monogram. HN III 1053. Vlasto 938-939. A lustrous and sharp example, struck in good silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 20
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.48 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. Lustrous. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 21
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 420/15-390 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.34 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet adorned with hippocamp with curled wing. Rev. HPAKΛEIΩN Herakles grappling with the Nemean lion; to left, at Herakles' feet, bow and club; between Herakles's legs, Φ. HN III 1372. SNG ANS 52 (same dies). Work 17. Scarce type. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 22
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), circa 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with griffin; below chin, Σ. Rev. ΗΡΑ-ΚEΙΩΝ (sic!) Nude Herakles, holding his club with his right hand, kneeling to right, grappling with the Nemean lion which attacks him from the right side; EY above exergue line; below, ear of barley to right. HN III 1366 (same reverse die). Franke & Hirmer 255. SNG ANS 50 (same dies). Work 8. Van Keuren 13. A fascinating coin with a remarkable reverse. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A sharp stater from Herakleia!
Lot 23
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.85 g, 3 h), signed by the engraver Atha... [˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his left arm, holding a bow and an arrow in his left hand and a club in his right; above club to left, one-handled jug; in field to left, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 76 (this obverse die). Van Keuren 84. Sharp and clear. Areas of flatness on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 24
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330/25-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.71 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace; to right, Κ. Rev. ˫HPAKΛHIΩN/ AΛ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his right arm, holding a bow and arrow in his right hand and a club in his left; to left, above, Nike flying to left to crown Herakles; to right, Σ. HN III 1383. SNG ANS 68 (same dies). Bright. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 25
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.82 g, 9 h), time of Pyrrhos, struck under the magistrate Aris... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, E. Rev. Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for lion's skin over his left arm, holding a bow and an arrow in his left hand and a club in his right; above club owl to right; in field to left, APIΣ. HN III 1385. SNG ANS 78-79. Clear. Flan crack, roughness and a graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 430 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 26
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 510-470 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.90 g, 12 h). META (retrograde) Ear of barley with seven grains. Rev. Ear of barley with six grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1482. Noe 178. Toned. A few marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 27
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 510-470. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 7.57 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑΠ Ear of barley with seven grains; around, border of dots. Rev. Ear of barley with seven grains, incuse; rayed border. HN III 1482. Toned. Rough area on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 28
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.70 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. HN III 1556. Johnston, Class A, 1.2 (this obverse die). SNG Lloyd 372 (this obverse die). Clear. Usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 29
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.83 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrates Pa... and Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, monogram of ΠΑ. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.21 (same dies). SNG Lewis 180 (same dies). Of fine style. Slightly rough reverse with some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 30
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.81 g, 2 h). ΛEYKI-ΠΠOΣ Helmeted head of Leukippos to right; behind, dog seated left, forepaw raised; below neck truncation, Σ. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to right; dove right above leaf, AMI below leaf; in the left field, graffito of ΠEP. HN III 1576. Johnston Class B, 3.2 (same obverse die). SNG Fitzwilliam 498. With a fine head on the obverse. A few marks and with a reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 31
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.86 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrates Dae..and Mach... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; to right, on leaf, plow to right; below leaf, ΜΑ[Χ]. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.7 (same dies). With a particularly artistic obverse. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.79 g, 2 h), struck under magistrates Dai.. and Mach... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑΧ. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.24-1.29 (same obverse die). Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Wonderful facing head of Demeter
Lot 33
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.81 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrates Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; in the lower right field, in very small letters, here barely visible, AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, [AΘA]. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.3-4 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 1220 (same obverse die). With an obverse of flamboyant Hellenistic style. Short flan with minor scuffs, flatness and roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.78 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrates Dae..and Mach... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; to right, on leaf, plow to right; below leaf, ΜΑ[Χ]. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.60 (same dies). Attractive, clear and bright. Scuffs, bangs and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 35
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.75 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Grain ear with leaf to left; to right, tripod. HN III 1675. Johnston 40. SNG ANS 596-7. Attractive, sharp and with a brown patina. Flan crack at 8h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.87 g, 10 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. SNG ANS 593. Attractive green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 37
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.72 g, 1 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. SNG ANS 593. Attractive brown patina. Flan crack at 6h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 38
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.74 g, 10 h). Veiled head of Demeter to right. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right and left; to left, EY monogram. HN III 1693. Johnston, Bronze, 57. SNG ANS 573. Attractive brown patina. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 39
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.86 g, 5 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress, tied below chin. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right. HN III 1696. Johnson, Bronze, 60. SNG ANS 567. SNG Copenhagen 1253. Well-struck and sharp, with a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 40
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 300-250 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.67 g, 1 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, fly to right. HN III 1698. Johnson, Bronze, 62. SNG ANS 574. SNG Copenhagen 1261. Well-struck and sharp, with a fine brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 41
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.00 g, 4 h). ΠΟΜΕS Poseidon striding to right, brandishing trident and with chlamys over his shoulders. Rev. ΠΟΜΕS (retrograde) Bull standing to right on dotted ground line; in exergue, (retrograde) SA. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 649 var (SA on exergue). An attractive stater of Poseidonia, toned and well-struck; very rare variation. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 42
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 7.58 g, 10 h). [ΠOΣE] Poseidon advancing to right, wielding trident. Rev. ΠOΣE (retrograde) Bull standing to left; below, Λ; all within circular incuse. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 651. SNG Copenhagen 1279. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 43
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.70 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ/Z Bull butting to right; in the exergue, fish swimming to right. HN III 1813. SNG ANS 1056-7 (same obverse die). Struck from a worn obverse die as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 44
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 440/35-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.63 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing laureate crested Attic helmet adorned with a griffin. Rev. ΥEΛ-HT-EΩ-N Lion attacking stag to right. BMC 10. HN 1270. SNG ANS 1260 (same dies). Williams 161 (O106/R124). Scarce variety. Graffito on the reverse and struck from a rusty obverse die, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 45
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.33 g, 3 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind neck, dotted P. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, Φ. HN III 1284. SNG ANS 1292 (same dies). Williams 264 (O152/R203). Well-centered and stylish. Overstruck, somewhat crystallised and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 46
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.45 g, 2 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind neck, Θ; below, to left and right, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; below, Θ. HN III 1284. SNG Oxford 1198 (same dies). Williams 271 (O154+/R271). Clear and attractive. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 47
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 7.17 g, 6 h). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a daimon (obscured by a die fault) running to right on his outstretched left arm. Rev. ΚΑVΛ (retrograde) Stag standing to right; to right, laurel branch. HN III 2046. Noe, Caulonia 86. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 48
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 480-430 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 8.01 g, 12 h). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three handles, and legs ending in lions’ paws; to left, crane standing to right; border of dots. Rev. As the obverse but incuse and without the crane; rayed border. HN Italy 2102. SNG ANS 265-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 49
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.65 g, 1 h). Eagle standing to left on olive branch; below, AI. Rev. KPO / Δ Tripod. HN Italy 2172. SNG ANS 366 (same dies). Bright and clear. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 50
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 24.5 mm, 7.64 g, 10 h). Eagle with spread wings, standing left on olive branch. Rev. KPO Tripod with fillet hanging from the right ring; to right, Δ. HN Italy 2173. SNG ANS 363 (same dies). Clear and fairly well-centered. With the usual die breaks, as on the ANS example, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 51
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.61 g, 3 h). Pegasus with straight wings, flying to left; below, thunderbolt. Rev. ΛOKPΩN Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet. Calciati 13. HN Italy 2342. Clear and well-centered. Struck on a slightly ragged flan and with die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Artistic dies
Lot 52
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.40 g, 6 h). TEPI-NAION Head of the nymph Terina to right, wearing pearl necklace and with her hair in sphendone; [small Π to left]. Rev. Nike standing to left, holding kerykeion in her right hand and with her left foot propped on a rock; [Π on the left field]. HN III 2596. Regling, Terina 36 (dies T/-). With a reverse of full Classical style. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 490-483 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 8.51 g, 5 h). AKRA Eagle standing to left. Rev. Crab seen from above. SNG ANS 943-5. Westermark, 141 (O57/R87). Attractively toned. Uneven tone on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY. Leontini, Circa 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.83 g, 10 h). ΛΕΟ - Ν Lion’s head with open jaws to right. Rev. Apollo, nude, standing left holding phiale in his right hand and branch in his left; to left, altar; to right, barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 50. SNG ANS 264. SNG Fitzwilliam 1054. A few rough spots, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY. Piakos. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.69 g, 12 h). Π Ι Α Κ Laureate head of a youthful river god to left, with horn above his forehead; to left, three pellets; to right, leaf. Rev. Dog springing on the back of a kneeling doe to right; to right, and left, wheat grain. AMB 397. CNS 2. Rizzo pl. LX, 14. Rare. With a smooth, black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Among the finest known
Lot 56
ISLANDS OFF SICILY. Lopadusa (?). Circa 2nd century BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h). Crab with punic legend below. Rev. Symbol of Tanit and kerykeion within laurel wreath tied below. CNS 3. SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 485-488. Among the finest examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 57
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 411/0-386/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 12.62 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Molpagoras. ABΔHPITEΩN Griffin with curved wings seated to left, raising his right forepaw. Rev. EΠI MOΛ-ΠAΓOPEΩ Female entertainer, wearing short chiton and tall circular headdress, dancing to right. May, Abdera 313 (A228/unrecorded reverse die). Same dies as Triton III (1999), 407. Very rare; with a bold and attractive griffin. Rough and corroded area on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 58
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 340-320 BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 18 mm, 5.33 g). YΠY Heifer with front left leg raised, standing to left on a dolphin swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square in the form of 'mill sail'. HGC 3.2, 1389. SNG Black Sea 21-8. SNG Copenhagen 476. Toned. Minor test nick on the heifer, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 59
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 340-320 BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 19 mm, 5.26 g). YΠY Heifer standing left on dolphin left with front left leg raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square in the form of 'mill sail'. HGC 3.2, 1389. SNG BM Black Sea 21. SNG Copenhagen 476. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 60
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 120-110 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 38 mm, 16.70 g, 11 h), Struck in the name and types of Lysimachos. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, wearing horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand and spear in her left; below throne, ΒΥ and ornamental trident; to left, monogram of AΦP. Callataÿ -. Muller -. Same obverse die as Obolos 8, (2017) 166. A rare variety struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 61
THRACE. Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 7.5 mm, 2.15 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, grape bunch; in the other, pellet. HGC 3, 1437. McClean 4079. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished chalkous from the Tracian Chersonesos
Lot 62
THRACE. Chersonesos. Circa 386-309 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.22 g, 11 h). Diademed head of Pan to right. Rev. XEP/PO Barley grain. Apparently unpublished in the standard references, but cf. SNG Copenhagen 844-9 and SNG Evelpides 1045-1048 for the same reverse type with differing obverses. Very rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 63
THRACE. Mesembria. Circa 4th Century BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.17 g). Facing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. META within radiate wheel of four spokes. HGC 3.2, 1560. Karayotov I 37-94. SNG BM Black Sea 268-271. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Selymbria Octobol
Lot 64
THRACE. Selymbria. Circa 492/0-473/0 BC. Octobol (Silver, 15 mm, 4.84 g). ΣA Rooster advancing to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe 6. SNG Copenhagen 789. Rare. Porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 65
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Lemnos. Hephaistia. Circa 276/61-167 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h). Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. HΦAI Bunch of grapes hanging from a vine branch on a thyrsos. HGC 6, 288. SNG Copenhagen 982. Rare type. Pleasant olive-green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Well centred Thasian stater
Lot 66
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 9.66 g), c. 500-480 BC. Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1009. A well-centered, complete example, struck on a broad flan. Some minor scratches, bangs and die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 67
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.64 g), c. 500-480 BC. Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1014. Toned; scarce denomination. Scratches and roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 111 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lovely Thasian Trihemiobol
Lot 68
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. 500-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11 mm, 1.03 g). Satyr running to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 333. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4. A clear example of remarkably fine style, struck from an exceptionally well-made obverse die. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 69
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. 500-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.10 g). Satyr running to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 333. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4. Clear, well-centered and surprisingly pleasing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Greek or Roman Provincial?
Lot 70
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-90/80 BC. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.49 g, 7 h). Bearded head of Herakles left. Rev. ΘAC-IΩN Cornucopia to right. HGC 6, 37. Le Rider, Thasiennes 68. SNG Copenhagen 1061. Rare; light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unusually nice Ketriporis Chalcous
Lot 71
KINGS OF THRACE. Ketriporis, circa 356-352/1 BC. Chalcous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.13 g, 4 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. KETPI Kantharos; to left, thyrsos; to right crescent. HGC 3.2, 1709. Topalov 2. A wonderful coin with a fine portrait of Dionysos; rarely seen so nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 72
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.26 g, 12 h), in the types of Alexander III the Great, Abydos, circa 301/0-300/299. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of lion to left above Μ; below throne, head of griffin to left. Price L20. Thompson 68. Same dies as Nomos 15, (2017), 45. A nice clear coin. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 73
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.06 g, 11 h), Sardes, 297/6-287. Diademed head of the deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. Athena Nikephoros seated left, her left arm resting on shield, spear behind; outer left, monogram of ΠΕP; below throne, monogram of ΔΙΚ. Müller 406. Thompson 86. Struck in high relief, well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Elegant portrait of Alexander the Great
Lot 74
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.78 g, 1 h), Lampsakos, c. 297-281. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left, monogram over crescent with points to left. Müller 395. Thompson 61. A most appealing example, with a portrait of elegant style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Extremely rare Tetradrachm struck in Mytilene
Lot 75
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.10 g, 12 h), Mytilene, c. 294-290. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; inner left, chelys above MYT monogram; in the exergue Δ; O on throne. Müller -. Thompson - (cf. 133). Same obverse die as Rauch 97, 2015, 98. Extremely rare variant; fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Extraordinary die-cutting skill for denomination
Lot 76
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.10 g, 12 h), Ephesos, circa 294-287. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon around his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in the inner left field, bee to left between Ε-Φ. HGC 3, 1753d. Müller 421. Thompson 168. With a bold portrait; fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.00 g, 4 h), Amphipolis, c. 288/7-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; in inner left, ΠYP monogram; AΦ monogram in the outer right field. Müller -. Thompson 199. Same obverse die as CNG e-auction 318 (2014) 60. With a bold portrait of Alexander struck in high relief; attractively toned. Minor scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Desirable and stylish Pergamine issue of Lysimachos
Lot 78
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 17.19 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, crescent to left; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, monogram of TE. Arnold-Biucchi 20 (O6/R19). Thompson 218. SNG Oxford 3751 (same dies). Of splendid style, struck in high relief, by the same engraver who cut the dies for K series. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.97 g, 11 h), struck posthumously, Lysimachia, c. 280-200 BC. Diademed head of Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne; behind, transverse spear; to inner left, monogram of AP above star; in exergue, lion-head to right. Müller 53. Thompson -. Rauch 90 (2012), 68. Well-centered, toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A stunning bronze from Lysimacheia
Lot 80
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-282/1 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.98 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Thrace, possibly Lysimacheia. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Lion leaping right; below, spearhead to right. HGC 3, 1758. Müller 61. SNG Copenhagen 1149. Perfectly centered, well-struck and with a lovely olive grey patina. Possible traces of graffiti on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 81
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 485-480 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.01 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; above and to right, dotted rosette; [to right, pellet]. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Lorber, Goats, Issue 6. SNG ANS 59ff var (just dot above goat). Well-centered and scarce. Slightly porous as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Diobol of Orreskioi
Lot 82
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Orreskioi. Circa 500-480 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.91 g). Calf kneeling to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG pl. 18, 8. SNG ANS 985 (same dies but from earlier state). Extremely rare. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 83
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Berge (previously Lete or Siris). Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.69 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 clear. Porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Rare and unusual Thraco-Macedonian Hekte
Lot 84
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Uncertain. Early 5th century BC. Hekte or Sixth Stater (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.82 g, 6 h). Forepart of bridled horse running to right. Rev. Ram kneeling to right, his head turned back to left. SNG ANS 995. Tzamalis 47. Same dies as CNG e-auction 352, 2015, 53. Very rare and unusual; sharply struck from unusually well engraved dies. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 85
MACEDON. Aineia. Circa 510-480 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.32 g). Archaic-style bearded head of Aineas to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III, 4. HGC 3.1, 373. SNG ANS 71 (but of later style). Very rare, especially in this denomination and of such fine archaic style. Struck on an uneven flan with porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 86
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 500-470 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.36 g). Bull's protome to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 51. SNG Ashmolean 2221. SNG Lockett 1291. Toned. Porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 87
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 430-390 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.34 g). Forepart of bull to left, his head turned back to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 31-32. Bright, clear and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 88
MACEDON. Amphipolis. late 5th-early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.40 g, 11 h). Male head to right (Apollo?), wearing tainia. Rev. A-M-Φ-I Fish swimming diagonally downwards to right. HGC 3, 416. Lorber Group II, cf. 74-5 [O.O.7/R - (unpublished reverse die)]. SNG ANS 83-84. Very rare; nicely struck in good silver. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 85 CHF
Lot 89
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Circa 187-168/7 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 7.44 g, 12 h). Head of Poseidon to right. Rev. AMΦΙΠO/ΛITΩN Club; monogram below; the whole within oak wreath. HGC 3, 423. Touratsoglou, Macedonia 10. Attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 90
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Circa 187-168/7 BC. (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.62 g, 5 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. AMΦΙΠ-OΛΙΤΩN Eagle with closed wings standing to right. SNG Copenhagen 79. Green patina; well-centered and relatively scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 91
MACEDON. Dikaia. Circa 450-425/0 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.28 g, 8 h). Δ Forepart of bull to right. Rev. Octopus within an incuse square. AMNG III/2, 10. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe -. SNG ANS -. Extremely rare. Slightly porous and with the usual die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare denomination from the Dikaia in Chalkidiki
Lot 92
MACEDON. Dikaia. Circa 425-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.34 g, 1 h). Head of nymph to left. Rev. Head and neck of bull to right; on neck, Δ. HGC 3.1 -. SNG ANS -. Traité IV 1439 corr. & pl. CCCXL, 4. Extremely rare. Very slightly doubled reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The rarest type of Eion
Lot 93
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 4.06 g). Two geese, one standing to right with spread wings and the other, almost entirely off the flan here standing left with its head turning to right; annulet between. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 268. AMNG III, 33. Same obverse die as CNG e369 (2016), 36. Toned; this is, by far, the most difficult-to-find issue of Eion. Obverse badly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 94
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.91 g). Goose standing to left, head turned to left; uncertain object to right. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 269 var. Particularly scarce with the goose to left; the ANS has only a single specimen, but that lacks the symbol on the obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 95
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.98 g). Goose standing right, head turned to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 272. Toned and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 96
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 470-460 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.21 g). Goose standing to right on decorated base, turning head to left to face a lizard crawling downwards to left; in field below left, Θ. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, p. 139, 37. SNG ANS 273-4. A well-centered and complete example or particularly fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 97
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.41 g). H Two geese standing right; above to left, ivy leaf. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 3.1, 525. SNG Copenhagen 181. Well-centered and clear. Slightly wavy edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 98
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.82 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard to left; below, A. Rev. Incuse square. HGC 3.1, 521. SNG ANS 285-6. Bright and clear. Slightly porous, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 99
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 9.93 g). Gorgoneion facing with extended tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1064. SNG ANS 419. Svoronos pl. 9, 33. Struck on a broad and uneven flan. Area of flatness, scratches and die rust on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
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