nomos 15
22 October 2017
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 1
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii (?). Late 4th or early 3rd century BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.37 g, 1 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. [Φ]IΛIΠΠOY Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga to right; below horses, Nike flying right with wreath. Castelin -. De la Tour -. D&T -. Cf. Le Rider (Pella) 370 ff. Apparently unpublished and unknown. An intriguing piece of good style struck on a broad flan. Two small nicks on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.55 g, 2 h), early imitations of Philip II, copying an issue of Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse, Λ above torch; below horse's foreleg, dolphin. CCCBM I, i, 3 var. Flesche 640 var. Lanz 359-360 var. OTA 18. Sharp and attractive with a dark purple patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.44 g, 1 h), early imitations of Philip II, copying an issue of Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a luxuriant mustache. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΟV Nude jockey riding horse prancing to right; below horse's foreleg, dolphin. Cf. Flesche 640. A rare variant. Sharply struck on a broad, slightly convex flan with a fine dark purple patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Geto-Dacians. Mid 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.09 g, 12 h), imitating the tetradrachms of Thasos. Celticized head of Dionysos to left. Rev. HPΛKLEOVΣ / ΖΩVHIOZ / ΟΛZIΛN (sic! Herakles, standing facing with his head to left, holding club with his right hand and lion's skin with his left; between club and Herakles's leg, N; before Herakles's head, garbled inscription. No close parallel found. A curious, sharp and toned coin. Slight bend in the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 5
CAMPANIA. Nola. Circa 400-385 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.36 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with a laurel wreath and an owl, with its head facing out, standing to right. Rev. ΝΩΛΑ[ΙΩΝ] Man-headed bull standing to right. HN III 603. Jameson 56, this coin. Rutter XXX (this coin). SNG ANS 557 same dies. A coin of lovely style, finely toned and with an attractively centered obverse. Reverse struck slightly off-center and with some flatness on the man-headed bull's head, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 6
CAMPANIA. Phistelia. Circa 325-275 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.63 g, 3 h). Male head facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. Fistluis (Oscan) Dolphin swimming right above barley grain and mussel shell. HN III 613. SNG ANS 567. Nicely toned, clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 7
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 540-510 BC. Nomos (Silver, 26 mm, 8.17 g, 12 h). META Barley ear of seven grains; border of dots. Rev. Incuse Barley ear of seven grains, as above but incuse; rayed border. HN III 1479. Noe 133. SNG ANS 217 (same dies). An attractive toned example. Slightly ragged edges, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 8
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.73 g, 11 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΜΕ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1553. Jameson 1868, this coin. Johnston A4.2. Of particularly fine style, and nicely toned. A few minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 9
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.58 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley; to left, satyr standing on barley leaf and playing pipes. HN III 1614. Johnston D2.8. SNG Lloyd 395. Rare. Nicely toned. Areas flatly struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 10
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 215-207 BC. Half Shekel (Silver, 20 mm, 3.51 g, 3 h), Punic standard. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Grain ear with leaf to right; on leaf, owl facing, turned slightly to right and with spread wings. HN III 1634. SNG ANS 550. A lovely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 11
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 7.18 g, 1 h). ΜΟΠ Poseidon, nude but for chlamys over his shoulders, striding right and hurling trident from his upraised right hand; cable border. Rev. ΜΟΠ Poseidon, seen from behind and nude but for chlamys over his shoulders, striding left and hurling trident from his upraised right hand; simple, dotted border. HN III 1107. SNG ANS 605. With a fine archaic figure of Poseidon on the obverse and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 12
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.57 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin and with her hair in a pony-tailed tied at the end; behind her neck, Θ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; below, Θ. HN III 1284. Williams 261. With an obverse of remarkably fine style and an elegant reverse; very attractively toned and beautifully centered on a broad flan. With much flatness from a striking fault on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 13
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 29 mm, 8.24 g, 12 h). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 838 var. A splendid, unusually nicely toned example, with an exceptionally fine reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 14
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 480 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 7.64 g, 12 h). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three ring handles and legs ending in lion's paws; cable border. Rev. Eagle flying right, with spread wings (incuse); rayed border. HN III 2108. Kraay & Hirmer 265 var. SNG ANS 288 var. Traité 2167, pl. LXX, 8. Attractively toned. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 15
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 7.71 g, 2 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind, thunderbolt. Rev. Λ-Ο-Κ-Ρ-Ω-Ν Eagle standing left with spread wings, tearing at a dead hare held in its talons. HN III 2328. SNG ANS 520. Attractively toned, nicely struck and clear. Some flatness on the upper obverse surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 16
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.82 g, 6 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A splendid piece, struck in high relief and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY. Akragas. 406 BC. Dilitron (Gold, 9 mm, 1.39 g, 12 h). ΑΚRΑ Eagle with closed wings perching on rock to right, tearing at serpent; on rock, two pellets. Rev. ΣΙΛΑ -ΝΟΣ (partially retrograde) Crab. Dewing 569-571 var. (eagle to left). Gulbenkian 171 var. (eagle to left). Leu 86 (2003), 266 (same dies). Rizzo, pl. III, 8 (same dies). SNG ANS 998-999 var. (eagle to left). Extremely rare, the vast majority of the known gold pieces of Akragas have the eagle to left. Somewhat weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 18
SICILY. Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 8.78 g, 2 h). Bearded horseman galloping to right, nude but for his tall helmet, hurling spear with his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Gela 86.6 (this coin). An attractively toned coin of fine style. Obverse struck from a worn and cracked die, and unimportant die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 19
SICILY. Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.20 g, 8 h). Bearded charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right, the river-god Gelas. Jenkins, Gela Group II, 104. Nomos 6 (2012) 13 (same dies). Randazzo 19. SNG Ashmolean 1727. Very attractively toned and nicely centered. Some slight surface roughness and with some very minor die breaks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 20
SICILY. Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.31 g, 9 h). Charioteer, holding the reins in his right hand and a goad in his left, driving a quadriga walking to right; behind, turning post in the form of an Ionic column. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right, the river-god Gelas. Jenkins, Gela 227. SNG ANS -. Lightly toned and sharp. Struck on a very ragged flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2200 CHF
Lot 21
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.25 g, 12 h). Man-headed bull (river god Amenanos) walking to right; above, satyr running right; in exergue, ketos swimming to right. Rev. KATANAION Nike, with open wings, walking to left, holding an open taenia in each hand. Boehringer, Ognina, pl. 30, 80 (same dies). Holm pl. II, 4 (this coin). Kraay & Hirmer pl. 10, 30 (same obverse die). Rizzo pl. IX, 12 (this coin). SNG Lloyd 887 (same reverse die). An extremely rare variety, very nicely toned. With an exceptionally sharp and well-struck obverse, of the very best style and lacking the usual die rust that mars so many of the early tetradrachms of Katane. Reverse slightly flat struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 18000 CHF
Lot 22
SICILY. Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.94 g, 8 h). Male charioteer wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Gulbenkian 178. Rizzo pl. X, 13. Toned. Overstruck and with slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 23
SICILY. Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.84 g, 6 h). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische LI 6-7. Rizzo pl. XIV, 18 var. SNG ANS 1266. A remarkably attractive example, nicely toned. Some minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 500 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 8.90 g). Wild parsley, selinon, leaf. Rev. Incuse square composed of eight hatched sunken triangles. ABW 29 ff. SNG ANS 674. Toned, very sharply struck and extremely nice. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 490-485 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g, 8 h). Quadriga walking slowly to right, the charioteer holding reins and long goad; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑ - ΚΟΣΙ - Ο - Ν (retrograde) Head of the nymph Arethusa to right, wearing a pearl diadem and a pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Boehringer 59 (O31/R38). Randazzo Hoard 242 (same dies). An attractive and lightly toned example, very nicely centered. Slight flatness on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 26
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 8.64 g, 4 h). Nude and bearded horseman riding to right, leading a spare horse to his left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ - ΚΟΣ - ΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over the diadem; around, three dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 98. Rizzo p. 34, 23. SNG ANS 26. Rare. Nicely toned and of lovely style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.33 g, 5 h). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙ-ΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 223 (V99/R151). A splendid, clear, sharply-struck and nicely toned example. Slightly lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.14 g, 12 h), 475-470. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣYR-ΑΚΟ-ΣΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 294. SNG ANS 96 (same reverse die). A splendid, sharply-struck, well-centered and beautifully toned example; wonderful, clear details on the obverse, struck from a fresh die, and a finely made head of Arethusa, with a charming archaic 'smile'. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 29
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 39 mm, 41.16 g, 11 h), by Kimon, but unsigned, circa 405-400. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line, a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; AΘΛA below. Rev. ΣΥRΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained at the back of her head in an open-weave sakkos; surrounded by four swimming dolphins. Gulbenkian 305 (same dies = Jongkees 9a). Jongkees 9. Pozzi 612 = SNG Lockett 989 (same dies = Jongkees 9b). SNG ANS 358 (same dies = Jongkees 9d). Attractively dark toned, and with a noble head of Arethusa. Considerable traces of corrosion and die rust under the toning, and with an unimportant metal fault on Arethusa's chin, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 30
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 28 mm, 20.38 g, 8 h), Timoleontic Symmachy coinage, c. 339/8-334 BC. ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Ηorse prancing to left. Basel 499 (this coin). Calciati 80. SNG ANS 533 ff. SNG Lloyd 1456/7. A coin of superb style with a splendid, dark green patina, very probably the finest example of this type known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 9500 CHF
Lot 31
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.08 g, 4 h), c. 310-305. Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins; below neck, monogram of NΚ. Rev. ΣYPΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving quadriga galloping to left; above, triskeles running to left; in exergue, monogram of AI. Ierardi 5 (O2/R5). SNG Oxford 2064. An attractive, lightly toned and well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 32
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 29 mm, 13.08 g, 10 h), 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, long torch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ / ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga galloping to right; above, crescent with points upwards; to right, KIΣ; below horses, grain ear. SNG ANS 884, 886-887 same obverse die. SNG ANS 888 same reverse die. Nicely toned. Obverse struck from a worn die but with a wonderfully sharp reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 33
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 28 mm, 13.51 g, 5 h), circa 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, star of six rays. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga moving slowly to right; above, eight-rayed star; to right, K. McClean 2912. SNG ANS 881. Nicely toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 34
SICILY. Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 330-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.10 g, 5 h). Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of barley, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse standing to right before a palm-tree; above to left, crescent; below, on exergual line, poppy. Jenkins, ‘Coins of Punic Sicily’, Part 3, 119. SNG Lloyd 1618 same dies. Rare, a splendid example, well-struck and lightly and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 35
TAURIC CHERSONESOS. Chersonesos. Late 3rd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.65 g, 11 h), Apollonides. Head of youthful Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΧΕΡ Bull butting to left, his head facing; in exergue, [Α]ΠΟΛΛΩΝΙ[ΔΟΥ]; on rump of bull, countermark of a dolphin within an oval indent. Cf. SNG BM 777 (didrachm with this magistrate), SNG BM 778 ff. (drachms of this type) and SNG BM 782 (this countermark). Very rare. With a strong head of Herakles. Flatness on the obverse caused by the reverse countermark, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 36
SKYTHIA. Olbia. Circa 330-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.50 g, 1 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain. Rev. ΟΛΒΙΟ Sea-eagle, with spread wings and head turned back to right, standing left on dolphin swimming left. Anokhin, 2011, 287 var. SNG BM Black Sea 434 var. SNG Pushkin 132. SNG Stancomb 360. Extremely rare. Of excellent style and attractively toned. Some very minor surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4700 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 37
SKYTHIA. Tyras. Circa 330-310 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 5.62 g, 3 h). Veiled head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to left and with a wreath of grain on top of her head. Rev. ΤΥΡΑΝΟΝ Bull butting to left, his head lowered and partially facing; below, ΝΕΥ. Anokhin 16. SNG BM Black Sea –. SNG Pushkin –. SNG Stancomb –. Zograph, Tyra, -. Extremely rare, only some 7 examples of this variety are known, of which 4 are in museums. Lightly toned and with a head of Demeter of good style and in high relief. Some die rust and minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 38
KOLCHIS, The Caucusus Area. 1st century BC/1st - 2nd century AD. Stater (Gold, 16 mm, 3.67 g, 12 h), imitating staters of Alexander III. Stylized head with huge eye, helmet crest and pellet under the neck; around, four large pellets and a bucranium. Rev. Facing winged figure (Nike); to left and right, two pellets. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 3 var. Very rare. Struck from a rusty obverse die. Bold and with high rims. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 39
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 490 BC. Octodrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 28.88 g). Griffin, with right foreleg raised, seated to left on base with an egg and dart molding; to left, lotus flower. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 135. Gulbenkian 441 var. May, Abdera 41. Very rare, perhaps the fourth specimen known. Nicely toned. Some minor flatness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 40
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 473/0-449/8 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6 mm, 0.27 g, 12 h). Forepart of a griffin to left, right paw raised. Rev. Scallop shell in incuse square. May, Abdera 199. SNG Copenhagen 319 (same dies). Very rare. With a remarkably finely made griffin, especially given the size. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 41
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 411/0-386/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 13.06 g, 6 h). ΑΒΔΗ Griffin seated to left, his right forepaw raised and his wings slightly spread; to left, cicada seen from above. Rev. ΕΠΙ - ΦΙ-Λ-ΑΔΟΣ Herakles seated half-left, on rock covered by a lion's skin, his torso facing; holding club resting on the ground with his right hand and resting his left on the rock below; all within shallow incuse square. AMNG 106 var. May, Abdera 391var. (same obverse die A 276, but with a completely new reverse). Very rare. Attractively toned and a masterpiece of the Classical Style of the early 4th century BC. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 42
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 336-311 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.68 g, 3 h), Hipponax. ΑΒΔ[Η] / ΡΙΤΕΩ[Ν] Griffin lying to left. Rev. [Ε]ΠΙ ΙΠΠΟ - ΝΑΚΤΟΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right; below, scallop shell. CN 126-35 (obverse die 2). May 543. A sharp, toned example. Very slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 43
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 455/4-453/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 15.96 g, 8 h). Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos with a beaded border and a button top, his hair wound around his head in a plait. Rev. ΑΙΝ Goat standing to right; to right, cult statue of Hermes Perpheraios on throne to right, with kerykeion and wreath on the throne. AMNG 260. BMC 3. May 71c (this coin, but with the wrong weight). SNG Fitzwilliam 1652. Winterthur 1148. Toned, and with a noble and serene head of Hermes. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 44
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 386/5-348/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 11.23 g, 3 h). ΜΑΡΩ Bridled horse springing to left, with trailing rein. Rev. ΕΠΙ - ΙΚΕΣΙΟ Grape vine with four bunches of grapes; to left, kerykeion; all within shallow incuse square. BMC 25. Schönert-Geiss 425. SNG Lockett 1200. West 92. Fresh, attractive and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 45
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.29 g, 12 h), Abydos, 299/8-297/6. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of lion to left above Μ; below throne, head of griffin to left. Price L20. Thompson 68. A nice clear coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 46
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h), Kolophon, 299/8-297/6. Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of lion to left above crescent to right; below throne, pentagram. Price L28. Thompson 127. Beautifully centered and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 47
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.23 g, 1 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; to inner left, monogram of ΔΞ; below throne, crescent with points to left. Thompson 49. Attractive, with a fine portrait in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 48
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.11 g, 1 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; outer left, herm; in inner left field, monogram of ΔΞ. Thompson 50. A splendid piece, struck on a broad flan, very attractively toned and of the finest style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 49
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.04 g, 11 h), Smyrna, c. 287/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, Φ; in inner left, turreted head of Tyche to right. Thompson 237. A lovely, very well-centered and toned example, particularly nice. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.49 g, 1 h), with a portrait of an uncertain ruler, uncertain mint, probably in Asia Minor. Head of a 3rd century BC Hellenistic ruler to right, in the guise of Alexander the Great, with a horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with an aegis. Müller -. Pozzi (Boutin) 2622 var. Thompson -. A fascinating and intriguing coin of great rarity. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.83 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Byzantion, c. 220/200. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; ΑΝΤ monogram to inner left, BY on throne. Müller -. Seyrig -. Nicely toned and well-struck on a very broad flanΑ. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 52
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g). Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised; above, Α; below, in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 90 var. An attractive and bold piece with a lion and a bull of a particularly vigorous, late Archaic style. Some minor scuffs, marks and scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 53
MACEDON. Amphipolis. 369/8 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.57 g, 2 h). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΜΦ-IΠΟ-ΛΙΤ-ΕΩΝ Raised square frame surrounding a race torch with flames burning to the left; all within a very shallow incuse square. Lorber 61a (this coin). McClean 3206. Very rare. A splendid, toned coin of very fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 54
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.60 g, 6 h), Olynthos mint, c. 380s-370 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement –. SNG ANS -. Extremely rare, from an unpublished die pair and with a head of Apollo of great beauty; perfectly centered and of excellent metal quality. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 55
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.20 g, 12 h), circa 430-423. Dionysos, wearing ivy wreath and himation and with his head turned forward, reclining on a donkey walking to right; he holds, with his right hand, a kantharos, propped on his right knee, and rests his left hand on the donkey’s side. Rev. ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ Linear square divided into four compartments, the beams studded with nails; all within incuse square. AMNG pl. 1, 16 and Kraay & Hirmer 404 (same dies). Noe, Mende 83. SNG Spencer Churchill, 113 (this coin). A lovely, clear and attractive example with a fine pedigree. Some very minor crystalization on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 56
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.07 g). Gorgoneion facing with extended tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Dewing 1064. SNG ANS 223. Svoronos pl. 9, 33. Rare. Lightly toned, well-struck in high relief, and with a powerful head of a Gorgon. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 57
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Siris. Circa 525-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11 mm, 1.13 g). Nude satyr kneeling right between two pellets. Rev. Diagonally divided incuse square. SNG ANS 971-973. Svoronos pl. VIII, 13-17. A really excellent example, toned, well-struck and of an attractive archaic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS OF MACEDON. Pausanias, 395/4-393 BC. Didrachm or Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.54 g, 9 h). Head of Apollo to right, wearing taenia. Rev. [Π]ΑΥΣ-ΑΝ-Ι-Α (the Ν retrograde) Bridled horse, with trailing rein, walking right with his left foreleg raised. SNG ANS 85 var. Westermark Pl. LXIX, 24 var. (=Hess-Leu 45, 1970, 139). Extremely rare. Well-struck, of good style, and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 59
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.51 g, 12 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 230a (this coin). A very attractive and toned example. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.64 g, 1 h), Pella, c. 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, trident to right. Cf. Le Rider 329 (same reverse die, R251). Attractive and clear. Lightly struck on the obverse with almost imperceptible doubling, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 61
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.60 g, 6 h), Pella, circa 340/336-328 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, Nike flying to right holding wreath in both hands. Le Rider 363 (D159/R 273). SNG ANS 157 (same obverse die). Clear, well-centered and attractive, with some luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 62
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.33 g, 2 h), attributed to Philip III, but possibly struck under Alexander III, Pella (?), c. 323/2-315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙ - ΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to left, holding long palm branch in his right hand; above, Macedonian shield. Le Rider 460 (-/R379, but with an unrecorded obverse die). SNG ANS 434. Very rare. An extraordinary and anomalous piece of superb style and great beauty. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 63
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.17 g, 12 h), struck under Philip III, Pella, c. 323/2-315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, coiled serpent; to right, Boeotian shield. Le Rider 529 (same dies). SNG Alpha Bank 276 (same dies). SNG ANS 449-450. Lightly toned, sharply struck and well-centered; an elegant coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.57 g, 12 h), Abydos, struck under Philip III, 323-317, probably prior to 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below horses, Ξ and horse's leg; in exergue, dolphin. Le Rider -. SNG ANS 298 var. Thompson, Drachm Mints II, p. 46, note 23. An attractive piece with an unusually detailed reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 65
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.64 g, 11 h), Struck under Philip III, Kolophon, 323-317. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below right, tripod. Le Rider pl. 93, 26. SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A wonderful, sharp example, beautifully struck, with a superb "portrait"; surely one of the finest known examples of the type. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 66
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.10 g, 12 h), Damascus, 330-320. Head of 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, ΑΡ Χ; below throne, ΔΑ. Price 3197. Attractive and bright with a well-centered obverse. A rare early issue from Damascus. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 67
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.19 g, 12 h), Byblos, 330-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on throne with a back, holding long scepter with his left hand and eagle in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡ. Price 3426. Struck on a slightly short flan but attractive ad in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 68
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.21 g, 6 h), Babylon, 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, bunch of grapes; below throne, monogram; in exergue, Μ. Price 3642. Cleaned and slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 69
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.57 g, 12 h), Kition, 325-320. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram of ΚΤ. Price 3100. Rare. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 70
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 2 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; to left, monogram of ΚΤ. Price 3107. Attractive, struck in high relief and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 71
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (24 mm, 17.21 g, 8 h), "Pella", 325-315. Head of Herakles to left, 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; below throne, Θ. Price 213. Very rare. Struck on a short flan and with minor scratches on the obverse and some grafitti on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 72
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.60 g, 1 h), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Sardes, c. 323-319. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram of ΠΥ over race torch. Price 2588. Thompson, Sardes, 146a. Clear and nicely centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 73
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.27 g, 12 h), struck under Philip III, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, 323-319. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, bee upwards; to right, spear-head upwards. Price 1939. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 74
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.28 g, 7 h), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Sardes, 319-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left and below throne, monogram. Price 2687. Thompson, Sardes, 405. Struck on a broad flan in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.15 g, 1 h), Amphipolis, 315-294. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; Λ above torch; below throne, monogram of ΚΟ. Price 490. Bright and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 76
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.59 g, 9 h), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, 311-305. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ΜΙ; to right, monogram within wreath. Price 3748. A lovely piece with a very well centered reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.54 g, 1 h), Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos or slightly later, Abydos, c. 310-297. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a coiled serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; [M in wreath in left field], cornucopia below left wing. Cf. Price 1562 (same obverse die). Rare. Clear and nicely centered. Struck from a worn reverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.91 g, 7 h), uncertain mint in Greece or Macedon, c. 310-275. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, dolphin swimming downwards; in exergue, bukranion between T - I. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 16 (this coin). Price 850. Rare. Nicely toned and attractive. Some die rust and minor porosity. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.31 g, 11 h), Miletos, c. 295-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram; below throne, bipennis. Price 2148. Thompson, Miletus, 260 ff. A splendid, lustrous piece struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.92 g, 1 h), Mesembria, c. 250-175. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion´s skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus, wearing himation, seated to left on throne, holding scepter in his left hand and eagle on his outstretched right; to left, helmet above monogram of ΠΑ. Price 992. Toned, nicely centered and of a flamboyant Hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), Sardes, 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, race torch; below throne, ΤΙ. Price P98. Thompson, Sardes, 242. Bright and attractive, with a very well-centered obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.15 g, 3 h), Babylon, c. 323-318/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY / BAΣIΛEΩΣ Zeus seated on throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, M; below throne, ΛY. Price P181. An attractive, toned example struck in high relief. Some minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.01 g, 3 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. Metal fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 84
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.17 g, 10 h), Pella, c. 290-289. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull's horn above his forehead and aegis around his neck. 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 fields to left and right, monogram. Newell 84 (obv. die LXX). A variety of great rarity, with perhaps the finest of all the numismatic portraits of Demetrios the Besieger. Nicely toned and struck on an oval flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 85
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.44 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Caria, c. 290-286. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑ Prow of galley to right; below, monogram of ΑΡ; to right, double axe. Newell 167. A remarkably sharply struck and attractive coin with a fine grey-green patina and earthen highlights. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 8.22 g, 10 h), Amphipolis, 188/7-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with three monograms, ΖΩ above and ΜΕ and ΣΙ below; all within oak wreath; to left, trident upwards. Mamroth, Philip 22. SNG Oxford 3269. Toned, well-centered and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 87
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.99 g, 6 h), signed by the senior magistrate (and engraver ?) Zoilos on the obverse, Pella, 179. Diademed head of Perseus to right; under the neck truncation, in small letters, ΖΩΙΛΟΥ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΣ / ΠΕΡ-ΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; to right, monograms of ΣΑ and ΖΩΗ; all within oak wreath tied at the bottom; below, star of eight rays. AMNG III/2, 195, 1, pl. 35, 23 (same dies). C. Boehringer, "Chronologie", p. 101, group I, pl. 7, 5 and 18, 1 (same dies). F. de Callataÿ, "Un Tétradrachme de Lysimaque signé au droit et la question des signatures d'artistes à la période hellénistique", RA 1995/1, 15 and 19 (same obverse die). de Luynes 1712 (same dies). EHC 588 (same dies). F. Mamroth, Perseus, 1 (same obverse die). Extremely rare. A lovely toned coin, with one of the finest of all Hellenistic ruler portraits, engraved by an artist of exceptional talent and sensitivity. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 88
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.69 g, 12 h), of Attic weight, Pella or Amphipolis, c. 173-171. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above and to right, monogram of ΖΩ; between legs, monogram of ΛΩ; all within oak wreath; below, star of eight rays. Mamroth, Perseus 14. An attractive, toned coin with a fine portrait struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 89
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Period of Nero through Titus, circa 54-81. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.25 g, 12 h). Nike advancing to left, holding a wreath with her extended right hand and a palm branch with her left. Rev. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Macedonian shield. AMNG 230. BMC 89. RPC 1621 (same obverse die). A splendid and unusually sharp example with an attractive brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 90
THESSALY. Ainianes. Circa 400-344 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.88 g, 11 h), Hypata. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝ Sword in scabbard and spear point, both upwards. BCD 1014 (this coin). Jameson 1080. Traité IV, 453, pl. CCLXXXVII, 16. Very rare. Toned and attractive, one of the finest known examples. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
From the BCD and T. H. Prowe Collection, Egger 40, 1912
Lot 91
THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. Circa 80s-40s BC. Trihemidrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.59 g, 12 h), under the magistrate Leukidas, 1st century BC. Head of Athena to right wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ ΛΕΥΚΙΔΑ Phemios as a slinger, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears; to right, wheat ear on stalk. Callataÿ, Argent, p.129, 19 (this coin). Lovely dark toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 92
THESSALY. Lamia. Circa 360s-350s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.84 g, 12 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. Georgiou 1, 8. Jameson 1082. SNG Copenhagen 77. Traité IV, 456, pl. CCLXXXVII, 19. Attractively toned and with a well-centered obverse. Reverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 93
THESSALY. Larissa. Early to mid 4th Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.03 g, 1 h). Head of the nymph Larissa to right, her hair bound in a plain sakkos. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ-ΣΑΙA (partially retrograde) Bridled horse prancing left, its rein trailing below, all in incuse square. BCD II 376.4 var. (reverse in round incuse). Lorber pl. 43, 62. Very rare. A coin of great beauty, struck from a particularly elegant obverse die. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 94
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 400-380 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.09 g, 4 h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarters facing, turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring and simple ring necklace. Rev. ΛAPI-ΣA Horse prancing to right, his head turned back to left and with trailing rein. Lorber, Early 31/30.2 variant (reverse legend). Lorber-Shahar O2 /- [with R1 of O1]. Very rare with this unusual reverse; lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 95
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.28 g, 5 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ - Σ / ΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right, with curly tail. BCD Thessaly II 311 (same dies). Lorber & Shahar type II, series A, dies O4/R2., i (this coin). Attractive, lightly toned and well-struck with a nicely centered head of Larissa. Some die rust and minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 96
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.91 g, 2 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. ΤΡ - ΙΚ - Κ - Α Forepart of bridled horse to right; all within very shallow incuse circle. BCD 775.3/5 var. A nicely centered and attractive coin. Some very slight areas of roughness and minor grafitto on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 97
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 470-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.11 g, 8 h). Pegasos flying to right; below, Λ. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing pearl necklace; all within very shallow incuse square. BCD Akarnania –. C.M. Kraay, "A Hoard of Corinth and Leucas from N.W. Greece" CH V, 28–9 (same dies). Pegasi 13/2 and 4 (same dies). Very well struck and beautifully toned. Reverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 98
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 405-345. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.59 g, 12 h). Pegasus flying right with curved wing; below, Λ. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind, bunch of grapes; above right, Σ. BCD 186. BMC 46. Calciati 38. Lightly toned and very pretty. Reverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 99
LOKRIS. Lokris Opuntii. Circa 370-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 12.22 g, 12 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΟΠΟΝ - ΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude but for Corinthian helmet, advancing right, holding short sword in his right hand and, in his left, a shield ornamented with a coiled serpent; between his legs, Phrygian helmet on ground. Humphris & Delbridge 32 (O5/R8). An attractive example, lightly toned with some original luster and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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