obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
An exceptional hemidrachm of Neapolis
Lot 100
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 1.73 g, 6 h). Gorgoneion facing with protruding tongue. Rev. Ν-Ε / Ο-Π Head of the nymph of Neapolis to right, her hair coiled around her head and with a bun at the back, wearing a plain necklace with a pendant. SNG ANS 430-454. Of fine style and great engraving skill. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 101
MACEDON. Pella. Circa 187-168/7 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.46 g, 12 h). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right; in the lower right field, E. Rev. ΠΕΛΛΗΣ Nike driving biga to right; below, grain ear to right. HGC 3, 612, SNG ANS 571 and SNG Copenhagen 256 var (all without E on the obverse). A fine example, and very unusual with the E on the obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 102
MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 400-350 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦA/ΓP Forepart of a lion to right. HGC 3.1 -. Liampi, Phagres 5 (O5/R-). An extremely rare coin from an extremely rare northern Greek mint. Some uncleaned deposits and cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 103
MACEDON. Skione. Circa 490-480 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.34 g). ΣKIONAION (retrograde) Forepart of a roaring lion to right, head turned backwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bloesch, Löwen 3–7. HGC 3.1, 685. SNG ANS 719 (as Scithae). Very rare early tetrobol of Skione, priviously attributed to Scithae. A few uncleaned deposits, and slightly porous, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 104
MACEDON. Skione. Circa 470-454/3 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6.5 mm, 0.25 g, 7 h). Head of the youthful Protesilaos to right, wearing taenia. Rev. Corinthian helmet to right, within incuse square. HGC 3.1, 678. SNG ANS 714-5 var. Well-centered and clear, with a fine style head of Protesilaos. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 105
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Circa 187-168/7 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 6.50 g, 12 h). Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟ - ΝΙΚHΣ Bull grazing to right. AMNG III.2, 12. HGC 3.1, 722. SNG ANS 794-7. Unusually clear surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Desirable and rare tetrobol of Terone
Lot 106
MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.31 g, 1 h). Satyr, lying back to right, using both hands to tip up a wine amphora so that he can drink the last dregs out of it. Rev. Τ - Ε Goat standing to right on ground line; all within incuse square. BMC 9. De Luÿnes 1548. Hardwick group VI, pl. 29, 17. SNG Copenhagen 342. Traité II 1044 and pl. CCCXVIII, 11. A very artistically arranged scene of a drunken satyr. Rough surfaces, horn silver on the reverse and porous as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 107
MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.29 g, 2 h). Oinochoe to left; to right, stork trying to drink wine from the oinochoe. Rev. T-E-P-O around quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group IV, 16. HGC 3.1, 703. SNG ANS -. Very rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 108
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander I, 498-454 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.45 g), Aigai. Spear head. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein 119. SNG ANS 1003. SNG Copenhagen 464. Tzamalis, Nomismatika Khronika 17 (1998), p. 15, 37 (as uncertain Thraco-Macedonian). Porous as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 61 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 109
KINGS OF MACEDON. Archelaos, 413-400/399 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.75 g, 1 h), Aigai. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AP - X - E Forepart of wolf right, gnawing the jawbone of a boar; above, club to right. Cf. AMNG III 8, SNG ANS 72, and SNG Copenhagen 506 (all with uncertain bone in their mouths). An intriguing piece, with a very well-engraved reverse showing the wolf clutching an perfectly identifiable boar's jawbone in his mouth – clear and well-preserved. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Pausanias of Macedon
Lot 110
KINGS OF MACEDON. Pausanias, 395/4-393 BC. Drachm (Billon, 14 mm, 3.06 g, 3 h), Thraco-Macedonian light standard, Aigai. Horse prancing to right. Rev. ΠAYΣ-Α-ΝI-A Forepart of lion to right. McClean 3296. SNG Alpha Bank 185. Westermark, Remarks, pl 69, 26. A very rare type, with less than ten examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 111
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.10 g, 1 h), Pella, 348/7-343/2 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟΥ Jockey, nude, on horse prancing to left, holding long palm branch in his right hand and reins in his left; below, caduceus. Le Rider 181 (D106/R148). Fine style. Obverse off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 112
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.28 g, 1 h), Pella, 342/1-337/6. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey, holding long palm branch in his right hand, riding horse prancing to right; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt; in exergue, Ν. Le Rider 230. A very attractive and toned example. Struck from a very slightly worn obverse die and reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Very rare Didrachm of Philip II!
Lot 113
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.04 g, 12 h), Pella, 342/1-337/6. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ Nude jockey, holding long palm branch in his right hand, riding horse prancing to right; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt; in exergue, Ν. Le Rider 314 (D172/R251). SNG ANS 397 (same dies). As a denomination, very rare. With an obverse of a particularly elegant and refined style, and with a finely made reverse. Some surface roughness, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 114
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 10.5 mm, 2.11 g, 9 h), Pella, circa 340/336-328 BC. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Bow and club, with a kantharos above. Cf.Le Rider 54 ff. Clear. Some scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Fine style!
Lot 115
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h), struck posthumously under Philip III, Amphipolis, circa 323/2-316/5. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Youth on horseback right; below, ear of wheat. Le Rider pl. 46, 22-3. SNG ANS 696-705. Troxell, Studies, Group 8, 373-7. Bright, attractive and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 116
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.57 g, 9 h), struck posthumously under Philip III Arrhidaios, Amphipolis, circa 320/19-317. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ Youth on horseback right; below, A within wreath. Le Rider pl. 45, 30. SNG ANS 616-620. Troxell, Studies, Group 6, 361. A clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 117
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Philip III Arrhidaios, Amphipolis, circa 318-317. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Youth on horseback right; below, monogram of ΠA. Le Rider pl. 45, 7. SNG ANS 653-7. Troxell, Studies, Group 7, 366-8. A sharp example, lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 118
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.04 g, 4 h), uncertain mint in Macedon, most likely Amphipolis, c. 336-332. Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. AΛEΞA-[N]ΔPOY Club over bow to left; above club and bow to right, monogram of YE (?); all within a circular linear border. Unpublished in the standard references but for a similar example in Obolos 11, (2018), 115. Extremely rare without the quiver and of particular importance, being probably the prototype for the quiver/club series. Of unusually fine condition and with a lovely dark green patina. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 119
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.17 g, 7 h), Myriandos or Issos, 325-324/3. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram; below throne, monogram of ΜΙ. Newell, Myriandros 20, obv. die IX. Price 3221. Well-struck, carefully centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 120
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.28 g, 7 h), Lampsakos, c. 328/5-323. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a backless throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; below throne, Δ. Price 1354. ADM II Series V. Bright, lustrous and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Magnesia stater
Lot 121
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.60 g, 3 h), Magnesia ad Maeandrum, circa 325-323. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent; below, ram's head to right. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ram's head to left, above a monogram. Price 1929. A rare variety of good style. Marks and scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 122
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.37 g, 1 h), Amphipolis, c. 325-323/2. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑ-Ν-ΔΡΟΥ Two eagles, both with closed wings, standing facing each other on a thunderbolt. Price 155. Troxell, Studies, Issue E. Bright and clear. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 123
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.55 g, 11 h), Kition, 325-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram of ΚΤ. Newell 4. Price 3107. Zapiti & Michaelidou 19. Attractive and struck in high relief. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 124
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.24 g, 8 h), uncertain mint in Macedon, circa 325-310 BC. Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. B A Bow in case and club; below, star. Price 378. SNG Alpha Bank 811. Pleasant style, light brown surfaces. Reverse off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Well preserved hemidrachm from Babylon
Lot 125
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.05 g, 12 h), Babylon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔ Zeus seated left on a backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, M; under throne, monogram. Price 3605. Attractive and free from the usual corrosion found on fractions from Babylon - one of the last lifetime issues of Alexander. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 126
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 4.20 g, 3 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Babylon, circa 323-318/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; in field to left, M; below throne, ΛY. Price 3693. Scarce, attractive and of excellent style. Marks and areas of flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 127
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.85 g, 3 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, uncertain mint in Cilicia, c. 323-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, wreath; below throne, ΔΙ. Price 2949 (as Side). Toned. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
"Memphis" Alexander
Lot 128
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.11 g, 10 h), struck under Ptolemy (I) as satrap, Memphis, c. 323/2-317/6. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, his feet resting on a foot stool, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ - Ο. Lorber 19. Müller 124. Price 3971. SNG Copenhagen 7-8. Zervos Issue 2C. Lightly toned and of a particularly elegant and fine style. Scratched on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 129
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 17.17 g, 1 h), struck under Ptolemy (I) as satrap, Memphis, c. 323/2-317/6. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ - Ο. Lorber 20. Price 3971. A desirable type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 130
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.97 g, 12 h), Salamis in Cyprus, circa 323-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, rudder and ΛΩ; below throne, NIK monogram. Price 3155. Bold and well-centred on a broad flan. Some marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 131
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.84 g, 11 h), struck under Nikokreon in Cyprus, Salamis, c. 323-315. Macedonian shield with facing Gorgoneion at the center. Rev. B - A Macedonian helmet; in the lower left field, kerykeion. Price 3158. Glossy green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 132
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.97 g, 10 h), struck posthumously during the reign of Philip III, Tarsos, c. 323-317. Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right; before his forehead, kerykeion. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY above, kerykeion to left over club to right; below, bow in case over star. Newell, Tarsos 46. Price 3061. Of unusually fine condition and with a lovely dark patina; particularly uncommon with a symbol on the obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 133
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.27 g, 11 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, 320-301. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on a backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram of AI; below throne, monogram of MΩ. Price 1967. Toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 134
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.13 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, circa 307-297. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Λ above torch; below throne, star above cone. Price 475. Bright. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 135
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.80 g, 6 h), struck under Seleukos I Nikator, Babylon, c. 311-300. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram within wreath; below throne, MI. HGC 9, 10f. Price 3747. SC 82.5b. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 136
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.86 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Seleukos I Nikator, Babylon, 311-300. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on his outstreched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, MI over bee with slightly curved wings; below throne, wreathed monogram of MHTPO. HGC 9, 10f. Price 3754. SC 82.2b. Toned and struck in high relief. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 137
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.96 g, 11 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Kolophon, c. 310-301. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle in his right; to left, crescent to left; below throne, Π. Price 1813. Clear and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 138
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Abydos, c. 310-301. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΜΕ; below throne, ivy leaf. Price 1560. An attractive, nicely toned example. Some minor scuffs, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An enigmatic posthumous Alexander
Lot 139
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), posthumous issue, struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos or Lysimachos, uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, 310-290. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, bunch of grapes. Price - (cf. 589 for Pella and 947 Dionysopolis, but both of completely different style). Same dies as CNG e-auction 375 (2016), 267. A well-centered piece of bold style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 140
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.06 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in Greece or Macedon, c. 310-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, dolphin swimming downwards; in exergue, bukranion between T - I. Price 850. SNG Saroglos 371 (same dies). Same obverse die as Nomos 15, 2017, 78. Rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Struck on a broad flan. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 141
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 16.73 g, 7 h), struck under Kassander, Amphipolis, circa 307-297. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, Λ over torch; below throne, monogram of ΘE. Ehrhardt 38. Price 463. Deeply toned. Mounting traces on the edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 142
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.93 g, 5 h), struck under Seleukos I, Carrhae, c. 305-300. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, monogram; in the left field crescent and ΔI monogram. Price 3818. SC 41.3c. Struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare Smyrna Alexander struck under Lysimachos
Lot 143
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 17.01 g, 12 h), struck either under Lysimachos or slightly later, Smyrna, circa 287-282 or 280-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, Φ and turreted head of the Tyche of Smyrna to right. Price 2246 (same dies as the illustrated example). Very rare, one of only a few known examples. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 144
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.23 g, 1 h), Chios, circa 290-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram over bunch of grapes. Bauslaugh, Posthumous, Series 2A. HGC 6, 1131. Price 2317. Toned; unusual depiction of the lion's skin headdress. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 145
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.65 g, 12 h), Temnos, circa 188-170. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, above Zeus’s lap, two monograms; to left, vine-tendril with grapes around an oenochoe. Price 1686. SNG Saroglos 428. Nicely centered and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 146
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Magnesia, c. 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on low throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, AT monogram. Price P56. Very bright, lustrous and clear. Some marks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 147
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.19 g, 1 h), Magnesia (?). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; in the left field [oenochoe to left]; below throne, shield. Unpublished. Peus e-auction 4, 2017, 76 (same dies). Roma XI, 2016, 239 (same reverse die). Münzen & Medaillen (D) 30, 2009, 221 (same reverse die but of earlier state). Mintmarks possibly intentionally removed; rare, with less than a dozen examples known. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An unpublished Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm
Lot 148
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.69 g, 12 h), Salamis (?), c. 300-295. Nike, blowing a trumpet and holding a stylis, alighting to left on a left-facing galley prow. Rev. BAΣI-ΛE-ΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Poseidon, nude but for wreath of reeds and a chlamys wrapped around his left arm, striding left, hurling trident from his upraised right hand; to left and right, monograms. Newell -. SNG Copenhagen -. Cf. Gorny 196, 2011, 1425 for a inferior example struck from the same reverse die. Apparently an unpublished variety. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 149
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29.5 mm, 17.03 g, 1 h), Salamis, c. 300-295. Nike, blowing a trumpet and holding a stylis, alighting to left on a left-facing galley prow. Rev. BA-ΣIΛEΩ-Σ ΔHMHTPIOY Poseidon, nude but for a chlamys wrapped around his left arm, striding left and hurling trident from his upraised right hand; to left, monogram of HP; to right, bipennis. Newell 22. SNG Alpha Bank 942. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Stunning portrait of Demetrios
Lot 150
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.83 g, 2 h), Amphipolis, c. 292-291. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a pile of rocks, holding aplustre in his right hand and trident with his left; in inner field to left, monogram of ΑΡΤ over Ξ; on outer right, monogram. Newell 103. A sharp and clear coin with a fine portrait and attractive matte gray surfaces. Some scratches on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 151
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 16.96 g, 9 h), Pella, c. 292-291. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a pile of rocks, holding aplustre in his right hand and lotus tipped scepter with his left; on outer right, ΔH monogram; ANTIΦ monogram on the rock-bed. Newell 74 (LXIII/116). Scarce with Poseidon holding a scepter instead of a trident. Small die break on the obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 152
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.17 g, 1 h), Pella, c. 291-290. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, with bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in outer field to right, monogram of ANTIΦ; in outer field to left, monogram of KA. Jameson 1005 (this obverse die). Newell 80 (LXIX/-). Toned and with a portrait of fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Exceptional Ptolemy Keraunos bronze
Lot 153
KINGS OF MACEDON. Ptolemy Keraunos, 281-279 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.41 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Eagle standing on thunderbolt to right; behind and before, lighted torch and ΠAP monogram. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen 255. SNG Kikpe 447. Rare. Dark green patina, nicely centered. Overstruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 154
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.87 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, with drapery on the neckline and his lagobolon behind his head; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of KT. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3261. SNG Copenhagen 1201. Bright and sharply struck. Some horn silver and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 155
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.07 g, 8 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goatskin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of TΙ. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3260. SNG Copenhagen 1202. Bright and sharply struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 156
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 17.11 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, c. 271-239. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goatskin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of ΗΡ. Panagopoulou Period I. SNG Berry 354. SNG Copenhagen 1200. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 157
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 17.00 g, 11 h), Amphipolis, circa 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goatskin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period I. Pozzi 2037. SNG Copenhagen 1199. Very appealing. Bright and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 158
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.12 g, 6 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. B A Pan standing to right, erecting trophy; between his legs, monogram of ΑΝΤ; in field to right, lagobolon; in field to left, winged Macedonian helmet. HGC 3.1, 1049. SNG Alpha Bank 1020. SNG Copenhagen 1205. Attractive and clear with a dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 159
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.41 g, 11 h), District of Amphaxitis. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. MAKE-ΔONΩN Tripod; in outer left and right field, monogram. AMNG 99. A clear example with dark glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 160
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.74 g, 3 h), Pella or Amphipolis. Helmeted head of the hero Perseus to right with harpa over his left shoulder. Rev. B A Eagle with spear wings, standing to left on plough, with head to right; to left, monogram of ΠEP. SNG Alpha Bank 1146. SNG München 1219. Very rare with a plow instead of a thunderbolt on the reverse. Nicely patinated and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 161
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.88 g, 10 h), pseudo-Rhodian type, struck for the mercenaries of Perseus during the third Macedonian war, in the name of the magistrate Stasion, 171-168. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΣTAΣIΩN / P-O Rose with bud to right; to left, bow and club. Ashton 297. Ashton, 34. SNG Copenhagen 786-7. SNG Keckman 800-1. Rare and of historical interest. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 162
THESSALY. Gyrton. Circa 400-344 BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.15 g, 8 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΓΥΡΤ-ΩΝΙΩΝ (partially retrograde) Horse prancing to left; ΠM monogram below. BCD Thessaly II 82.3. HGC 4, 366. Green-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The rarest bronze of Thessaly
Lot 163
THESSALY. Hypata. Circa 400-344 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.01 g, 10 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind neck, thunderbolt. Rev. ΥΠΑΤ-ΙΩΝ Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear; round shield to lower right. Unpublished but from the same dies as the only other example known, CNG e-auction 357 (2015), 59. This is only the second known example of this very rare and desirable type. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 164
THESSALY. Lamia. Circa 400-375 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.79 g, 8 h). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΛΑΜ-ΙΕ-Ω -Ν Amphora with tall handles, to right, prochous with handle to right. BCD II 122. HGC 4, 121. SNG Copenhagen 76. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 165
THESSALY. Lamia. Circa 360s-350s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.69 g, 11 h). Head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΛΑΜΙΕ-ΩΝ Amphora with tall handles; above, ivy leaf; to right, prochous with handle to right. BCD II 123. SNG Copenhagen 77. Clear. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 166
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 479-465 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.88 g, 11 h). Forepart of bull to left, turning head and neck to right. Rev. Λ-A Head of a bridled horse to right within swallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly 353.4 var (arrangement of ethnic). Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Well struck early drachm from Larissa
Lot 167
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 460-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 5.69 g, 1 h). Youth, nude but for cloak over his shoulders and petasos hanging from a cord around his neck, holding a band in both his hands around the head of a bull rushing to right. Rev. Λ - Α - R - Ι Bridled horse to left within incuse square. BCD I 1108 (same dies). BCD II 355,2. Herrmann Group III B, pl. I, 21 (same dies). HGC 4, 411. Lorber 2008, pl. 41, 9. A lovely piece struck on particularly broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 168
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11.5 mm, 2.75 g, 1 h). Hero holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull to right. Rev. ΛΑ-Я-Ι Forepart of bridled horse rushing to right, with trailing rein; all within incuse square. BCD I 1110 (same dies). BCD II 153. HGC 4, 455. Lorber 2008, pl. 41, 12. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 169
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa mid to late 5th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.95 g, 12 h). Horse walking to right; above, lion’s head to right. Rev. Λ-Α-RI The nymph Larissa standing to right, balancing a single-handled hydria on her raised left knee; behind her, fountain spout in the form of a lion’s head right from which water pours. HGC 4, 482. BCD II 358.1. With an intriguing reverse scene, redolent of daily life. Some reverse flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 170
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 5.77 g, 12 h). Thessalos, with cloak and petasos over his shoulders, leaping left, both feet off the ground, holding a rushing bull by a band around its head. Rev. ΛAPI-ΣAIA Bridled horse galloping to right; all within shallow incuse square. BCD II 174 (but same obverse die as 173). A nice and clear coin. Horn silver on the reverse, and with somewhat porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 171
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 404 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 5.91 g, 2 h). Head of the nymph Larissa to left, wearing earring. Rev. ΛAPIΣAI Bridled horse, its rein trailing, galloping to right. BCD II 181 (this obverse die, but with a differing legend arrangement). Clear and well-centered. Slightly porous and areas of flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 154 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 172
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 5.95 g, 5 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ-ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over; below, branch. BCD I 1156. BCD II 320. HGC 4, 454. Fine style. Slightly porous surfaces and reverse somewhat off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A fine style drachm of Larissa
Lot 173
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.05 g, 9 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ /ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD II 315-9. HGC 4, 454. Of particularly fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 174
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-337 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 9.30 g, 7 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, with her hair bound in an ampyx. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ-Σ-AΙΩΝ (the last four letters retrograde) Bridled horse prancing to right; below, boukranion. BCD II 387.4. HGC 4, 517. Rogers 276. Brown patina; struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 175
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.78 g, 10 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD II 325. HGC 4, 464. A bright example. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Scarce Mopsion trichalcon
Lot 176
THESSALY. Mopsion. Circa 350 BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h). Laureate head of bearded Zeus facing, turned slightly to right; to right, thunderbolt. Rev. MOΨEI-[ΩN] Mopsos, nude, standing facing, his head turned to right, raising club in his right hand and extending his left to fight a centaur, rearing to left, raising boulder over his head with both hands and preparing to throw it. BCD I 1210. BCD II 484. Moustaka 19. Rogers 412. Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Extremely rare obol (?) from Orthe
Lot 177
THESSALY. Orthos. Circa 350-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.13 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. [ΟΡΘΙ] Trident within olive wreath tied below. BCD, etc. -, apparently unpublished. Only the third example known. For the others, struck from the same obverse die, see Gemini XIII, 2017, 37 and Gorny & Mosch 236, 2016, 177e. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 178
THESSALY. Pharkadon. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.85 g, 9 h). Horse walking to right. Rev. ΦAP Athena standing to left, holding spear in her right hand and resting her left on her waist; to right, shield leaning on a tree trunk. BCD I 1272 var (arrangement of ethnic). BCD II 618.4 var (arrangement of ethnic). SNG Copenhagen 215. Clear and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 179
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Early-mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.31 g, 1 h). Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos facing, her head turned slightly to left; above to right, Λ. Rev. ΦΑΡ [ΣA] Armored warrior riding horse prancing to right, brandishing a flail with two balls at the end of its chains. BCD I 1293 var (same obverse die but different arrangement of ethnic). BCD II 656 (same obverse die). Lavva (O-/R181 unrecorded obverse die). Porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare Pharsalos Obol
Lot 180
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Circa 3rd quarter of 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.78 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with Skylla on bowl, and raised cheekpiece; below neck, A. Rev. Φ-A-P-ΣA Head and neck of horse to right. BCD II 670.2 same obverse die. Extremely rare obol of the Pharsalos series. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 181
THESSALY. Pherai. Alexander, Tyrant, 369-359 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.80 g). Wheel of four spokes. Rev. AΛE Double-axe. BCD 1313. SNG Copenhagen 244. Traité IV, 618, pl. CCXCIV, 19. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 182
THESSALY. Pherai. Circa 302-286 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.57 g, 12 h). Head of Ennodia to left, wearing myrtle wreath, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind head, torch. Rev. ΦΕΡΑΙΟΥΝ The nymph Hypereia, fully draped, standing left, her left hand at her waist and stretching her left out to touch the top of a lion’s head spout, from which pours water to right; below pouring water, wreath enclosing ΑΣ / ΤΟ. BCD I 1321. BCD II 714. BMC 20. SNG Copenhagen 239. Traité IV, 607, pl. CCXCIV, 9. Clear and well-centered. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 183
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.69 g, 5 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull moving right. Rev. TΡIK-K-A-ON (retrograde) Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head turned very slightly to front. BCD II 776.3 var (different legend arrangements). HGC 4, 311. Toned. Scratches, scuffs and marks. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Carefully engraved and artistic dies
Lot 184
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 425-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.78 g, 6 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for his cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, but with his head torso slightly turned to front; holding, with both hands, a band around the head of the forepart of a bull, rushing to right. Rev. Τ - ΡΙ - Κ- ΑΙO-Ν (sic!) Forepart of horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD II, 781.2,4 var (arrangement of ethnic). HGC 4, 311. With a lively obverse representation of excellent early Classical style. Surfaces slightly porous, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 185
THESSALY. Perrhaiboi. First half of the 4th century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.35 g, 12 h). Veiled head of Hera facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing necklace. Rev. ΠΕΡΡΑΙΒΩ[Ν] Zeus, nude, standing facing, head turned to left. holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long scepter in his left. BCD I 1244. Rogers 439 var. Traité IV 582, pl. CCXCIII, 5. Unusually nice and with a fine dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 186
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 4.10 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrates An... and Leu... Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, monogram of ΛΕΥ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; in field to left and right, Α-Ν. BCD II 888.1. BMC 41. SNG Munich 212. An attractive, toned example. Rather rough and uncleaned surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 187
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd to mid 1st century BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 6.20 g, 1 h), struck under magistrates Sosipatros, Gorgopas and Ni... Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; ΣΩΣI-ΠATPOΣ above spear, NI in inner left field, ΓOPΓΩΠΑΣ in exergue. BCD II 862.3. McClean 4873-5. Toned and with a fine style Zeus for the issue. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 188
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd to mid 1st century BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 6.06 g, 12 h), struck under magistrates Italos, Diokles and Ni.... ITAΛOY Laureate head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN - ΔIO-KΛHΣ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; NI in inner right field. BCD II 875.3. BMC 11. HGC 4, 210. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 189
ILLYRIA. Apollonia. early-mid 1st century BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.40 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate, Lyson. ΛYΣΩN Laureate head of Apollo to left, with a monogram in the field before his neck. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATAN Obelisk of Apollo within wreath. SNG Copenhagen 411. Rare. Well-centered and attractive with reddish surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 190
ILLYRIA. Dyrrhachion. Circa 344-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.43 g). Δ Pegasus flying right with straight wings. Rev. ΔΥΡΑ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, club; below, to right, dolphin swimming to left. Calciati 20 (same dies). Scarce and clear. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 191
KINGS OF ILLYRIA. Genthios, circa 175-168 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.51 g, 9 h), Lissos. [..]-OΣ Draped bust of Genthios wearing petasos to right. Rev. ΛΙΣΣI-TAN Galley to left. Brunšmid, Pl. VI. 93. HN p. 315. SNG Copenhagen 524 var. Extremely rare. Green patina with earthen deposits. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 192
KORKYRA. Korkyra. Circa 510-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 11.08 g). Cow standing right, her head turned back to left to lick calf suckling to left. Rev. Double stellate pattern – one with a square and the other with a rectangle at its center – within a double inear rectangle; all within an incuse square. BMC 39. McClean 5202. SNG Copenhagen 141. SNG Evelpidis 1868. Toned and nicely centered. On a tight flan and overstruck on a "turtle", otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 193
AKARNANIA. Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.42 g, 6 h). AN Pegasus flying right with straight wings. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, tripod within laurel wreath, inscribed ANA on its base. BCD 116.2 (same reverse die). Calciati 33/1. Toned and lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 194
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.38 g, 12 h). Pegasus flying right with straight wings; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, hippocamp and Λ. BCD Akarnania 225.3. Calciati 107. Toned and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 195
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.41 g, 2 h). Pegasus with straight wings flying to right; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, kerykeion; behind neck, Λ. BCD Akarnania 221. Calciati 93. Well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 196
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Leukas. 3rd century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.92 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind neck, eagle standing to right, his head turned back to left; below truncation, API. Rev. Head of river-god Achelӧos to right; behind, monogram of APK; above, trident to right. BCD Akarnania 32. BMC 15. HGC 4, 899. SNG Copenhagen 421. Scarce. Light green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
The second known
Lot 197
AKARNANIA. Stratos. Circa 425-380 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.99 g, 1 h), probably c. 400/390 BC. Bearded facing head of the androkephalic, horned, river-god Acheloos. Rev. Κ-Α-Λ Head of the nymph Kallirhoe to right, her hair bound up at the back; all within an incuse square. Cf. BCD Akarnania 8-9 and 355-360 for the basic type. For an example struck from the same obverse die, but from a different reverse die, and wrongly attributed to Larissa, see BCD Thessaly I, 1121. The second known example, of excellent later Classical style. Porous and with remains of corrosion, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 198
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Stratos (?). Circa 420-380 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.74 g, 2 h). Beardless head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΔIO (retrograde) Kantharos. BCD 410 var. Pozzi 1448 (as Thebes in Boeotia). Weber 3330 (as Boeotia). Rare. An intriguing issue. Porous surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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