nomos 15
22 October 2017
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 100
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 478-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.98 g, 12 h). Φ - Ο Facing head of a bull. Rev. Forepart of a boar to right. Cf. BCD 212. Cf. Williams 114 (same obverse die). Nicely toned and struck in high relief with a particularly cross looking boar. Some deposits on the obverse and some very minor cleaning scratches on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 101
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 478-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.92 g, 7 h). [Φ - Ο] Facing head of a bull. Rev. Forepart of a boar to right. Cf. BCD 212. BMC 34 ff. Williams 119 b (this coin). Attractively toned and sharp. Some very minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 102
PHOKIS. Delphi. 336-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 12.25 g, 5 h). Veiled head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves. Rev. ΑΜΦΙ-ΚΤΙΟ-ΝΩΝ Apollo seated left on omphalos, resting his chin on his right hand with his right elbow propped on a large lyre at his side, and, in his left hand, holding a laurel branch; to left, small tripod. Kinns, Amphictionic, 5-6 (dies O1/R4). Very rare. Toned and nicely struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 51000 CHF
Estimate: 55000 CHF
Lot 103
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 12.16 g). Boeotian shield with rim divided into eight compartments. Rev. Incuse square with anticlockwise mill-sail pattern; at the center, archaic ⊕. BCD Boiotia 354 (same dies). Attractively toned. Struck on a tight flan with the obverse slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 104
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.21 g), Damo... Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ-ΜΟ Amphora, with ivy spray hanging from left handle; above, club to left. BCD Boiotia 490. BMC 127. SNG Copenhagen 324. An attractive and well-struck example. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 105
BOEOTIA. Thebes. 367-362 BC. Hemidrachm (Electrum, 12.5 mm, 3.02 g, 12 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΕ The infant Herakles seated facing, strangling two serpents; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 470. BMC 89. Gartland 4–5 corr. (O2/R4). Jameson 2063 (same dies). Kunstfreund 198. SNG Copenhagen 302. SNG Manchester 927 (same dies). Weber 3265 (same dies). Very rare and nicely toned. Some very minor old scratches and some very slight double-striking on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 106
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Thebes. Circa 287 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.13 g, 11 h), Attic standard. Laureate head of Poseidon to right, with his hair long and falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ Poseidon, holding dolphin in his right hand and trident in his left, seated to left on a throne with lion's legs at the front, an armrest ending in a volute, and a side decorated with a Boeotian shield. BCD Boiotia 81 (same reverse die). De Luynes 1980 (same obverse die). Gulbenkian 920 = Jameson 2065 = Weber 3303 (same reverse die). Head, Boeotia p. 83. Extremely rare, lightly toned and with a noble head of Poseidon - very probably the finest example of the type known. Small area of flat striking on Poseidon's beard, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 107
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.15 g, 10 h), c. 430. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with palmette and three olive leaves, the first going over the crest. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Agora XXVI 8b. Svoronos Pl. 11, 5; Pl. 12, 21-24. Attractive and bright. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 108
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 4.18 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Kroll 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. Attractive, toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 109
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.19 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, passim. A sharp and attractive example. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 110
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.17 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. An attractive and bold piece struck on a broad flan. Edge break, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 111
ATTICA. Athens. 138/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.89 g, 12 h), New style, Glau(kon) and Eche... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing a small earring, a pearl necklace, and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and a long tendril on the bowl, and four serpents on the visor. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΓΛ/ΑΥ -ΕΧΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, radiate and draped facing bust of Helios; on the amphora, K (= 10th month); to left, in faint letters, HP (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 305. Bright and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 112
ATTICA. Athens. 137/6. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.88 g, 12 h), New style, Miki(on) and Theophra(stos). Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendrils on the bowl, five serpents on the visor, and a miniature Pegasos on the upturned ear guard. Rev. Α-ΘΕ / ΜΙ/ΚΙ - / ΘΕΟ/ΦΡΑ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, Nike driving chariot to right; on amphora, H (= 8th month); below amphora, ΣΩ (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 318f. A lustrous coin with a large and well-detailed head of Athena in high relief. Some very minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 113
ATTICA. Athens. 136/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.92 g, 12 h), New style, Hera..., Aristoph... and Basilei... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendril on the bowl, and four serpents on the visor. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΗΡΑ / ΑΡΙ - ΣΤΟ /ΒΑΣΙ/ΛΕΙ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, club of Herakles downwards, with lion's skin and bow in case; on amphora, Κ (= 10th month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 339. Attractive and well struck. Traces of corrosion and with minor pitting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 114
ATTICA. Athens. 135/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.76 g, 12 h), New style, Mened..., Epigeno... and Philo... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendril on the bowl, and with four serpents on the visor. Rev. ΑΘΕ /ΜΕΝΕΔ / ΕΠΙ / ΓΕΝΟ / ΦΙΛΟ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, Asklepios standing to left; on amphora, Γ (= 3rd month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 349f. A well-centered example struck on a very broad flan. Obverse lightly struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 115
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.40 g), "Large skew" reverse. Sea turtle with line of five large pellets down the back of its shell, and two smaller ones at the collar; between each of the large pellets, an oblong spacer (as the architectural bead and reel pattern). Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. BMC -. Milbank -. SNG Lockett 1974 (this coin). An extremely rare variety of great interest. Toned and virtually as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 116
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.18 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. SNG Delepierre 1836. Clear and attractive with a light gray toning. Some minor areas of flatness on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 117
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 12.08 g, 6 h). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to left on ground line, right paw raised slightly. Rev. Dove flying left with open wings; all within olive wreath tied on the right. BCD Peloponnesos 186. BMC 22. Attractive and clear. Struck on a ragged flan and with a die fault behind the goat's head, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 118
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 12.24 g, 9 h). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove flying to left with wings open above and below; below dove’s neck, Ι; all within olive wreath tied on the right and with branch ends meeting on the left. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité 775, pl. CCXX, 12. Lightly toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 119
ELIS. Olympia. 90th Olympiad, 420 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 12.07 g, 2 h), Signed by the engraver L..... ΗΡ Α Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane with peaks at the front, back and center, and ornamented with three palmettes connected by tendrils; below chin, Λ. Rev. F A Flaming thunderbolt; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia 62. BCD Peloponnesos 625. Jameson 1233 (this coin). Seltman, Temple 242 c (EA/ηα, this coin). Rare. Nicely toned and struck on a curiously attractive oval flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 120
ELIS. Olympia. 91st Olympiad, 416 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 11.93 g, 2 h), signed by Da.... Eagle’s head to left; below, large white poplar leaf with the signature ΔΑ below the center vein. Rev. F A Thunderbolt with wings and volutes above, and volutes below; above, uncertain countermark in an oblong indent. BCD Olympia -. Gulbenkian 541 (=Seltman 148 i, ex Locker-Lampson and Weber). Seltman, Temple 148 (BS/γπ). SNG Copenhagen 368 (=Seltman 148 e). Very rare. A splendid example of one of the finest of all the eagle-head staters of Olympia. Struck in high relief with exceptional detail. Slightly rough surfaces and minor countermark, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 23000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 121
ELIS. Olympia. 97th-100th Olympiad, 392-380 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.85 g, 6 h), signed Po... (Polykaon) on the obverse. Head of eagle with long neck to right; below beak, ΠΟ. Rev. F A Thunderbolt, with wings below and volutes above; all within olive wreath. BCD 95. Cf. BMC 45 and Seltman pl. VIII, 20. SNG Delepierre 2121 (same dies). Very rare and with an impressive eagle's head. Some minor corrosion and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Lot 122
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Mantinea. Circa 462-428 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.91 g, 7 h). Zeus Lykaios seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and scepter with his left. Rev. Α - R -[K - A] Head of Kallisto to right, wearing hair band and pendant necklace. BCD 1460 var. BMFA 1253. Williams 251 b (this coin). Attractively toned, with a seated Zeus of fine style and with a lovely head of Kallisto. Die break to left on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 123
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Summer 363 - Spring 362 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.13 g, 9 h), signed on the reverse by the magistrate Oly(mpios). Laureate head of Zeus Lykaios to left. Rev. Youthful Pan, nude and with his head facing, seated to left on a rock that is covered by his mantle, holding a lagobolon in his right hand and resting his left elbow on the rock; to left, Arkadian League monogram; at the foot of the rock, syrinx and, in small letters, ΟΛY. BCD Peloponnesos 1512 (this coin). BMC 48 = Kraay/Hirmer 512 (same dies). D. Gerin, "Les statères de la ligue Arcadienne", SNR 65 (1986) p. 17, 22 (this coin). Jameson 1276 (same dies). Kunstfreund 203 (same dies). Very rare. Beautifully toned, of superb late Classical style, and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 185000 CHF
Estimate: 180000 CHF
Lot 124
ARKADIA. Megalopolis. Circa 320s - c. 275 BC. Triobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.82 g, 12 h), struck in the name of the Arkadian League. Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. AR in monogram form Youthful Pan, nude, seated to left on a rock covered by his mantle, raising his right hand and holding lagobolon in his left; in exergue, below rock, syrinx; in field to left and right, Ν-Ω. BCD 1519. Dengate Period I, 1. Leu 79, 2000, 592 (same dies). Very rare. Attractively toned and of exceptionally fine style. Reverse lightly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 125
ARKADIA. Stymphalos. Circa 350 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.67 g, 3 h), So.... Head of Artemis right, her hair tied in a bun at the top of her head, wearing laurel wreath, an earring with rosette, crescent, and five pendants, and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΣTYMΦAΛIΩN Herakles, nude, stiding left, his lion's skin wrapped around his left arm, holding a bow in left hand, and preparing to strike with a club held aloft in his right; between his legs, magistrate's initials ΣO. ACGC 320. BCD Peloponnesos 1204–5. Boston MFA 1269. Gulbenkian 560. Jameson 1267. Kraay & Hirmer 514 (same obverse die). Very rare. An elegant, toned example of superb style. Slight traces of double-striking on the obverse and slight roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 126
CRETE. Lyttos. Circa 320-270 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.73 g, 10 h). Eagle with spread wings flying to left. Rev. ΛΥΤΤION Head of boar to right within incuse square bordered by dots. SNG Lockett 2582 (this coin). Svoronos 26, pl. XXI, 18 (reverse, this coin). Nicely toned and well-centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 127
PAPHLAGONIA. Sinope. Circa 330-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.00 g, 6 h). Head of the nymph Sinope to left, her hair bound in a sakkos and wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace; before her to left, aplustre. Rev. ΣΙΝΩ Sea-eagle with spread wings standing on dolphin swimming to left; below eagle's wings, ΦΟΡΜ. Cf. SNG BM 1489. Sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 128
KINGS OF PAPHLAGONIA. Pylaimenes III Euergetes, Circa 108-89 BC. Chalkous (Orichalcum, 16 mm, 3.79 g, 12 h). Bull’s head facing. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ // ΠYΛΑΙΜΕΝΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Winged kerykeion. SNG BM 1555. SNG Greece, KIKPE, 733-734. SNG von Aulock 150. A wonderful, sharp and beautifully preserved example with lovely toning. Some very minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 129
BITHYNIA. Dia. Circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 8.04 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΔΙΑΣ Eagle, with spread wings and head turned back to right, standing left on a thunderbolt; to left, monogram. SNG BM 1562. SNG Copenhagen 404. An exceptionally fine example with a glossy, dark patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 130
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.68 g). Head of a lioness to left; behind, tunny fish swimming upward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 180. Von Fritze I 39. With a powerful lion head. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 131
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 17 mm, 16.06 g). Ram kneeling to left, head turned back to right; below, tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1419. SNG France -. Von Fritze I 47. Very rare. Flan crack, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 132
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 16.15 g). Head of Athena in Corinthian helmet to left; behind, tunny swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 18. SNG von Aulock 7282. Von Fritze I 64. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 133
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.72 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind (mostly off the flan), tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 64. Very rare. With a very attractive archaic head of Athena. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 134
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 16.24 g). Sphinx crouching to left on a tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1450. SNG France 200. Von Fritze I 72. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4700 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 135
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.68 g). Sphinx crouching to left, with her right foreleg raised, on tunny swimming left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston 1451. SNG France 201. Von Fritze 72. A lovely and sharply struck example. A few minor flan cracks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 136
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.03 g). Galley prow to left, the ram in the form of the forepart of a winged wolf. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 80. Extremely rare, and with a very clear and well-preserved depiction of the winged wolf ram. Minor edge breaks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 137
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 16.15 g). Nude male figure kneeling to left, holding a tunny by the tail with his right hand. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1487. SNG France 253. Von Fritze I 112. A clear example, with virtually all the design on the flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 138
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.67 g). Facing gorgoneion with open mouth and protruding tongue; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 129. With a ferocious head of the Gorgon. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 139
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Gold, 21 mm, 16.05 g), c. 360-330. Head of a youthful Dionysos to left, wearing an ivy wreath and with tangled hair; below neck truncation, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1558. Jameson 1413a = SNG von Aulock 7317. Kunstfreund 211. SNG France 332 = Traité 2613 & Pl. CLXXIII, 22. Von Fritze 193. Unusually clear and very well centered on a full flan. Minor scrape, some die rust and minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35000 CHF
Estimate: 26000 CHF
Lot 140
MYSIA. Parion. 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 3.95 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. Rough, quadripartite incuse square. SNG BN 1351. Well centered, nicely toned, and with a bold and powerful head of a gorgon. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 141
MYSIA. Uncertain city in the neighborhood of Parion. Late 6th or early 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.91 g). Facing head of a lioness (or a lion?) with a small square at the truncation (the lion's neck?). Rev. Variegated quadripartite incuse square with, at the center, a small relief square surmounted by a pellet. Apparently unpublished, save for the piece that appeared as CNG 94, 692. Extremely rare. A clear and fascinating example, lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 142
MYSIA. Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.60 g, 1 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Callataÿ 1 m (this coin). De Luÿnes 2492 = SNG France 1557. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. A particularly attractive example, very nicely centered and beautifully preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 58000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 143
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.01 g, 1 h), Pergamon, 263-255/0. Laureate head of Philetairos right. Rev. ΦΙΛETAIPOY Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, by the edge with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion and with her left, spear held downwards over her left shoulder and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG France 1606-1609. Westermark Group III, obverse die XX. A splendid piece, with a sharp, high relief portrait and attractive matte surfaces. Some small areas of black deposits and some very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Lot 144
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.97 g, 12 h), 255/0-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned left, resting left elbow on shield to right, and crowning dynastic name with a wreath held in her right hand; spear in background; to outer left, ivy leaf upwards; in inner left, Α; to right, bow. SNG France 1610. SNG von Aulock 1356. Westermark Group IV. An impressive piece struck in high relief and with a light grey toning. Some minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 145
TROAS. Kebren. 5th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.08 g). [ΚΕ]ΒΡΕ[Ν] Ram’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1632. Rosen 530. SNG Copenhagen 254. SNG von Aulock 1544. Traité II, 2, 2326 and pl. CLXIV, 15. Nicely toned. Some roughness and traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 146
LESBOS. Mytilene. 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.50 g, 1 h), c. 490-480. Head of a ram to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Head of bearded Herakles to right, with a line of pellets forming the truncation; all incuse. Bodenstedt 18a/β. Attractive and uncommon. Some minor flan cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 147
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.56 g, 11 h), c. 360/340. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Female head to right, with drapery around the neck truncation; all within a linear square. Bodenstedt 95. SNG von Aulock 1716. A nice clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 148
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 123-119 BC. Stater (Gold, 22 mm, 8.41 g, 1 h). Draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing stephane, necklace of pearls and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. Ε Φ Statue of the Artemis of Ephesos facing, with her hands outstretched to left and right; in each hand, a long fillet hanging downwards to her feet; to right, between her body and the vertical fillet, thymiaterion. Jenkins, Hellenistic, pl. B, 6 = BM 1896,0601.67 = Montagu I 567 (same dies). Münzen und Medaillen 41, 1970, 191 (same dies). Very rare and struck on a broad flan. Lightly struck from worn dies and with some flan faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 149
IONIA. Klazomenai. Circa 370-360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.04 g, 1 h), Pytheos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing chlamys visible along the neckline. Rev. ΚΛ-Α Swan standing left with open wings; above, ΠΥΘΕΟΣ and monogram. BMC 22. SNG Munich 459 (same dies). Very rare and with an emotional head of Apollo of full late-Classical style. Lightly toned. Off-struck to the right in a dramatic way (in the same manner as the Munich example). Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 150
IONIA. Lebedos. Circa 160-140 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.00 g, 12 h), under the magistrate Korabos. Head of Athena to right, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet with a laurel branch above the visor, and a drop earring in the form of a miniature Nike. Rev. ΛEBEΔIΩN / KΩPA - BOΣ Owl with head facing, standing right on club, between two filleted cornucopiae; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Amandry, 27. SNG von Aulock 2027. Lightly toned and nicely centered. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 151
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 125-120 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.44 g, 12 h), Euphemos, son of Pausanias. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩ[Ν] / ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟ[Υ] Nike standing right in biga with horses galloping to right, she holds a whip in her right hand and the reins in her left. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Of the greatest rarity, an attractive and exciting coin of excellent Hellenistic style. Struck from a rusty obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 18000 CHF
Lot 152
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 2.58 g). Head of a bull to left, with a dotted truncation; below neck, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 10. A very attractive and well-struck example. Very minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 153
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 600-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.58 g). Female head to left, with a narrow hair band (?), long flowing hair, and an annular earring; behind, seal swimming downwards. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt -. Same reverse die as Numismatica Ars Classica 92 part 1, 23 May 2016, 216 and 'Prospero', The New York Sale XXVI, 4 January 2012, 520. Very rare issue without the diadem. Of very attractive archaic style. Obverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 154
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.54 g), early in the second quarter of the 5th century. Bald and wreathed head of Silenos facing, with wide, open eyes, broad beard and long mustache; to left, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 67a/α. Very rare and clearly struck, perhaps the 8th example known, and certainly one of the finest with a detailed head of Silenos. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 155
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.54 g), c. 360s. Youthful male head to left, with short, curly hair; behind head, petasos. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 83. A very rare type with a very attractive head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 156
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 500-460 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.75 g). Forepart of griffin to right, with open mouth and with his forepaws raised before him. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Imhoof-Blumer, KleinM., p. 91, 1 and pl. III, 16. SNG von Aulock 8013 (same reverse die). Traité I, 522. Very rare. Attractively toned, sharp and bold, with a powerful griffin. Lightly crystalized surfaces and with an ancient scuff on the shoulder, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 157
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Stater (Electrum, 23 mm, 17.27 g), Euboio-Samian standard. Irregular and uncertain design, probably random. Rev. Two oblong incuse punches with irregular markings. Barron pl. 30, 1. Robinson 8. Weidauer 195. Very rare, with less than ten examples known, most in museums. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 158
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 270-240 BC. Oktobol (Silver, 19 mm, 4.51 g, 11 h), Ptolemaic standard. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. ΣΑΜΙΩΝ Forepart of an ox to right; below right, olive spray; below and to left, trident and krater. Barron 6 (A202/P206). Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 775 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 159
ASIA MINOR, Ionia or Lydia. Uncertain city. Circa 600-560 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.82 g). Wolf, eating bunch of grapes held by his right paw, standing to left on base composed of a horizontal row of pearls between two linear borders. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished and apparently the second example known. For the other example, see Nomos 2, 2010, 112 (same dies, but in an earlier state). Of great rarity. Toned. With rather rough surfaces and a minor cut on the wolf's shoulder, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 160
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 500 BC. Diobol (Silver, 14 mm, 1.83 g, 9 h). Head of roaring lion to right. Rev. Archaistic head of Aphrodite to right, with her hair bount with fillet and falling down behind; all within incuse square with dotted linear border. BMC 9 (these dies). Cahn p. 19 pl. 1, 1 (V1/R 1). SNG Copenhagen 249 (these dies). Very sharp, an extremely attractive example of the finest late archaic style, and with a particularly well-struck reverse. Minor die break on the reverse and a somewhat irregular flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 161
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 285-258 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.02 g, 4 h), Mikon. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / MIKΩN Crab with bow-case (gorytos) below; all within linear square made from pearls. Requier 14 (D3/R7). A lightly toned, clear and attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 162
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. Circa 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 6.11 g). Fig leaf with tendrils between the lobes and two fruits on the stem. Rev. Irregular incuse square. BMC 9. SNG Keckman 318. SNG von Aulock 2780 (same obverse die). Rare. Attractively toned, well struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
From the Pozzi collection, Naville I, 4 April 1921, 2677
Lot 163
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 408/7-390 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 2.02 g, 11 h). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. P O Rose within an incuse square. Ashton 19. BMC 3. SNG Copenhagen 725. SNG Keckman 368. Attractively toned, and with a head of Helios with dramatically staring eyes. Minor flan fault on the obverse to right, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 164
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.72 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing to left. Ashton 208. SNG Keckman 537-539. Attractive and beautifully toned. Minor metal faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 165
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Imperial Times, circa 215-230. 3 Assaria (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.56 g, 6 h), struck to commemorate the alliance between Philadelphia in Lydia and Ionian Smyrna. ΔΗΜΟC ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ Diademed head of Demos of Philadelphia to right. Rev. ΟΜΟ Κ CMYP Γ ΝΕΩ Skylla, with two fish tails and two dog's foreparts coming from her waist, brandishing a rudder in her upraised right hand and, in her left, grasping the hair of a sailor of Odysseus fleeing to right; on the left, another sailor fleeing to left, attacked by one of Skylla's dogs. BMC - (but from the same obverse die as BMC 116 ). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Munich - (but from the same obverse die as 435-436). SNG von Aulock - (but from the same obverse die as 3067). Apparently unpublished. With a dark olive-green patina and an extraordinary reverse. Very clearly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 166
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13 mm, 4.73 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes mint. WALWEL (in Lydian) Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; only the head facing to left is visible on this coin. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer Group XVII, 93-4. Rare. Struck from a rusty obverse die, but with an admirably clear and legible inscription. Very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 8750 CHF
Lot 167
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, circa 610-560 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 4.5 mm, 0.58 g), Sardes. Lion's paw. Rev. Rough incuse square. Karwiese Series I, Group 3 (ascribed to Ephesos). A particularly curious coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 168
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Vekhssere II, circa 410-390/80 BC. Third stater (Silver, 16 mm, 2.84 g). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. Vekhssere in Lycian. Triskeles turning to left; within central circle, monogram. Podalia 8-10. SNG von Aulock 4201. Beautifully struck and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 169
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Mithrapata, circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 9.79 g, 7 h), Antiphellus, c. 380-375. Forepart of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Methrapata (in Lycian script). Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; behind, triskeles. BMFA Suppl. 229. Kraay & Hirmer 658 (this coin). Olçay-Mørkholm 66 (dies A3/P5, this coin). SNG Berry 1185. SNG von Aulock 4237. Nicely toned and with an excellent and well-struck portrait of the Dynast. Some areas softly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 170
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Trbbenimi, circa 390-370 BC. Third stater (Silver, 17 mm, 3.11 g), Wedrei. Lion's scalp facing; below, Ϝ. Rev. Trbbenimi in Lycian. Triskeles to left, with empty central circle. SNG von Aulock 4217 (same dies). An attractive, clear coin struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 171
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Third stater (Silver, 16 mm, 3.04 g, 11 h), Antiphellos. Lion's scalp facing. Rev. Perikle in Lycian. Triskeles to left; in upper left field, draped bust of Apollo facing; empty central circle. Müseler VIII, 44 var. SNG Keckman II, 495. Traité II 494. Bright, clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 172
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tiribazos or Pharnabazos, circa 389-375 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.68 g, 6 h). Female head facing, wearing pendant earrings and a hair band visible above her forehead. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing ornate stephanos, pendant earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Type J2. SNG France 236. A sharply struck, very attractive coin with a dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 173
CILICIA. Uncertain. Time of Tiribazos - Pharnabazos, or slightly later, circa 400-380/370 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.74 g, 12 h). Helmeted and bearded head of Ares to right. Rev. Bearded head of Herakles (or Dionysos?) facing, turned very slightly to the right and with a cloak around his neck. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished. A lovely, sharp coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 174
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VII Philometor, circa 112/0-100 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.19 g, 12 h), 'Mint A' = Eusebeia-Mazaka, 107/6-104/3. Diademed head of Ariarathes VII to right; filleted border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike, who reaches up to crown the royal epithet, in her right hand and resting her left, which also holds a spear, on her shield, leaning against her left leg; in outer left field, monogram over Α; in inner left field, Ο; in inner right field, Λ; all within a laurel wreath. Lorber & Houghton 3-9 (issue 1, A3/P2, same dies). A very sharp, very attractive, and lightly toned example. Minor flatness on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 175
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.02 g, 9 h), struck in the name of Alexander III "the Great", uncertain mint in the area of Babylonia, c. 310. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY 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 ΔΑ; below throne, but above strut, ΘΕ. Price 3786. A clear, attractive and toned coin, as such a very rare Seleucid issue. Some scratches and surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 176
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.15 g, 8 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left, monogram. ESM 158. SC 380.2b. SNG Spaer 300. Lightly toned and with a remarkably fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 177
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.45 g, 12 h), Antioch mint, 256-246 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow in his right hand; to left, monogram of ΛΕ; to right, ΔΙ monogram within circle. CSE 37 (this coin). Kraay & Hirmer 744. Le Rider 65 (this coin). SC 571.4b. SNG Spaer 335. WSM 971. Minor scratches on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 178
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.96 g, 1 h), Uncertain mint in southern or eastern Syria, circa 202 BC. ΔΙ Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side; ΔΙ in exergue. Gulbenkian 1036 var. SC 1113.4. SNG Spaer 769 var. With an interesting, 'eastern'-style portrait. Minor mark on the cheek, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 179
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.71 g, 12 h), Uncertain mint in western Mesopotamia or Asia Minor, circa 200 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side. SC 1141.2. WSM 1687 (same obverse die). Very rare. Toned, and with a realistic portrait of Antiochos III. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 180
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.72 g, 1 h), Antioch, 168-164. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΘEOY - EΠIΦANOYΣ / NIKHΦOPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter with his left. Le Rider Series IIIA, 266-71 var. Mørkholm 14. SC 1398. SMA 63. Rare, toned and with a noble and impressive head of Zeus. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 181
SELEUKID KINGS. Demetrios II Nikator, first reign, 146-138 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.63 g, 1 h), Antioch, year 167 = 146/5. Diademed head of the youthful Demetrios II to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ - ΘΕΟΥ / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΙΛΦΟΥ (sic!) / ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Apollo, nude, seated left on omphalos; holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on his bow; to left, monogram; in exergue, ΖΞΡ and monogram. SC 1906.2a. An attractive coin struck on a broad flan and with an elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 182
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.99 g, 11 h), Antioch mint, 129-128 BC. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter with his left. CSE 290. SMA 324. SNG Spaer 2163-2164 var. Rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 183
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.56 g, 12 h), Tarsos, 121/0-114/3. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ "Pyre of Sandan": Sandan standing right on horned lion between two omphaloi; all on a garlanded altar beneath a pyramidal baldacchino; to left, two monograms. SC 2286a. Nicely toned and clear. Two very small flan cracks and a few minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 184
SELEUKID KINGS. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos), 114/3-95 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.28 g, 12 h), Antioch, 113-112. Diademed head of Antiochos IX to right, with light beard; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike in her right hand, resting her left on her shield and with her spear behind her; to left, monogram of Ν over Α; to right, Α; all within laurel wreath. SC 2363a. Bright and with a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 185
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos, 97/6-88/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.71 g, 1 h), Damascus, year 218 = 95/4. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ - ΗΙΣ Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing with long veil falling from her head, holding flower in left hand, and with a barley stalk rising from each shoulder; to outer left field [Ν over mongram]; in exergue, to right of date, monogram; all within laurel wreath. CSE 860. SC 2450.7. Bright and with a fascinating reverse type. Some surface roughness and minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 186
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.44 g, 11 h). Draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing high tiara with five pinnacles on the top, earflaps, and with its side ornamented with a star between two eagles, with their heads reverted to look at each other. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Lion of Commagene walking stiffly to right, his head slightly lowered. Bedoukian 25. CAA 126. Nercessian 196. Rare, with a fine and exotic portrait, and a dark, greenish-black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 187
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-72. (Bronze, 29 mm, 13.88 g, 12 h), with beveled edge. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ME ANTIOXOΣ EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMA-ΓHNON Scorpion; all within wreath. RPC 3854. Sharp and well-struck with a dark brown patina and green highlights. A few pock marks on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 188
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames II, circa 230 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.69 g, 12 h). Diademed head of Arsames to right, wearing a low, truncated tiara; all within a filleted border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Horseman, wearing low tiara and light robes, charging to right, holding a couched lance. Alram 170. Bedoukian 5. Nercessian 6. Rare. Well struck, nicely centered and with a dark olive patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 189
MESOPOTAMIA. Babylon. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Double Daric (Gold, 18 mm, 16.64 g). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in the kneeling/running stance to right, with a quiver over his shoulders, and holding a short spear in his right hand and a bow in his left; behind to left, ΦΙ. Rev. Wavy-patterned oblong punch. Nicolet-Pierre 6. Sunrise 158 (this coin). Very rare. An unusually well struck and attractive example, lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 26000 CHF
Lot 190
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Artabanos III, 126-122 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.93 g, 12 h), uncertain eastern mint - Traxiane or Areia? Diademed, bearded and draped bust of Artabanos to left. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑPΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ (garbled) Parthian archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow in his left hand. Sellwood 20.1 var. (Artabanos I). Shore 65 (Artabanos I) Struck from the same obverse die as Peus 384, 2005, 375. A very rare and unusual Parthian provincial issue. Somewhat crudely struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 191
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.99 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, 119-109 BC. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing torc and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ Arsakes I seated to right on omphalos, holding bow; to right, palm branch; [below, ΤΥ]. Sellwood 24.4. Shore 67. Sunrise 284. Same dies as Triton XVII, 7 January 2014, 438. An attractive toned coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 192
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V, circa 54/3-33/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 13.61 g, 12 h), Seleucia-on-the-Hedyphon. Diademed, bearded, and draped bust of Kamnaskires V to left, wearing circular earring and torc; behind, star above anchor. Rev. BΑCΙΛЄΩC ΚΑΠΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ ΟY ΒΑCCΙΛЄY KΑΠΝΑCΚ (partially blundered) Diademed, bearded, and draped bust of Kamnaskires IV to left. Alram 464. Sunrise 479. van 't Haaff 1-7. An imposing and exotically 'foreign' portrait. Minor marks, scratches and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 193
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.22 g, 11 h). Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull´s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding palm branch and lance, galloping on horseback to right; below, monogram. Bopearachchi Series 7, I, 54. Mitchiner 178c. SNG Copenhagen 274 (this reverse die). A beautifully toned and most attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 194
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h). Diademed bust of Eukratides to left, seen from behind, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear, and holding spear with his right hand. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding palm branch and lance, galloping on horseback to right; below, monogram. Bopearachchi, 8b. Mitchiner 179a. SNG ANS 485. Perfectly centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 195
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva II, circa 290-310. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 8.03 g, 12 h). ΦΑΟΝΑΝΑΟΦΑΟ Β - ΑΖΔΗΟ ΚΟΦΑΝΟ Vasudeva, crowned and nimbate, standing facing, head turned to left, with flames on his shoulder, holding standard in his left hand and, with his right, sacrificing over altar to left; to left, trident with ribbon; to right, two symbols. Rev. ΟhΦΟ Siva, nimbate, standing facing, holding a wreath in his right hand and a trident in his left; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; in upper left field, tamgha. Donum Burns 448 (same obverse die). MK 535 var. (different symbols on reverse). Clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 196
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.45 g, 11 h), struck in the name of Alexander III "the Great", Alexandria, 305-304/3. Diademed head of the deified Alexander III, with horn of Zeus Ammon around his ear, wearing an elephant's skin headdress and an aegis around his neck. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing to right, brandishing spear with her right hand and with a shield on her left arm; in the field to left, monogram of ΗΑ within a circle; in the field to right, ΔΙ above eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 21-2. Svoronos 142. Zervos Issue 58. Struck on a broad flan with all of the obverse fully visible. Various minor marks and with a graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 197
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 28 mm, 27.78 g, 11 h), Alexandria, 253/2-246. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head; behind her neck, Λ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet. SNG Lewis 1181 (same obverse die). Svoronos 476. Troxell, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 4. Attractive and of good style. Some minor deposits on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 198
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.80 g, 12 h), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandria. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopia bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay & Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. A lustrous, attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15500 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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