obolos 16
11. October 2020
Webauction
Lot 397
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 150-120 BC. (Bronze, 11 mm, 2.16 g, 3 h). Head of satyr to right. Rev. [ΠΑΝ] Bow. HGC 7, 144. MacDonald 148. Reddish-brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Rare hemidrachm of Pantikapaion
Lot 398
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 120-105 BC or Circa 85-70 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.38 g, 12 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing mitra and wreathed with ivy. Rev. ΠΑΝΤΙΚ[Α]/ΠΑΙΤΩΝ Filleted tyrsos; monogram in field. HGC 7 102. MacDonald 153. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 399
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 125-100 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.31 g, 11 h). Head of bearded satyr to left, wreathed with ivy. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙ Cornucopia between to pilei. HGC 7, 127. MacDonald 145. Brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 400
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.28 g, 12 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΠΑΝΤΙ/ΚΑΠΑΙ/ΤΩΝ In three lines; above, grape bunch; all within ivy wreath; monogram above. HGC 7, 98. MacDonald 168. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 401
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. AE (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.24 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Tan surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 402
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.61 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Dark brown patina. Pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 403
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.73 g, 1 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Rough brown surfaces, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 404
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.72 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Dark brown patina. A little rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 405
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.58 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Dark brown patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 406
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 90-79 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.15 g, 12 h), struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ-ΤΙΚΑ/ΠAΙ-ΤΩΝ Tripod and thyrsos; monograms flanking. HGC 7, 120. MacDonald 171. Brown patina. Some smoothing, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 407
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 13.26 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Brownish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 408
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 26 mm, 16.87 g, 1 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Dark greenish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 409
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 17.13 g, 11 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 410
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 16.25 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Brown patina. Minor porosity and light cleaning marks in field of reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 411
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 17.69 g, 11 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Tan patina. Cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 412
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Uncertain. Makhares, governor of the Bosporos, circa 79-65 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Bow case; in left field, monogram. HGC 7, 110 (Pantikapaion). MacDonald 180. Brown patina. Light cleaning scratches, fields smoothed, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Plate coin in HGC!
Lot 413
KINGS OF SKYTHIA. Akrosandros (Akrosas), 3rd-2nd centuries BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.18 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕ ΑΚΡΟΣΑ Filleted thyrsos; below AN. Draganov 450-4. HGC 3.2, 2017 (this coin illustrated). Dark green patina. Reverse softly struck, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 527
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.20 g, 8 h). Diademed head of nymph to left, wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, thyrsos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking to right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, IΣ. HN III 586. Sambon 519. SNG ANS 409. A carefully centered and nicely toned example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 528
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 425-20-380 BC, Circa 425/20-380 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.55 g, 6 h). Nude ephebe galloping on horseback to right, holding in right hand whip. Rev. [TAPAΣ] Phalanthos astride dolphin to right, pointing downwards with right hand and aiming trident with left. HN III 850. Fischer-Bossert 355 (V164/R277). SNG Lockett 154 (same dies). Vlasto 341 (same dies). Toned. Surface granularity. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 529
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.14 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet the bowl of which is decorated with a hippocamp; below chin, tiny A. Rev. [TAPAN-TIN]ΩΝ Herakles standing facing, leaning to right, lifting and strangling the Nemean lion grasped in a choke hold; in left field but off flan on this specimen, club. HN III 914. Vlasto 1278. Toned. A few tiny scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 530
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.02 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling stone; on neck guard, Φ. Rev. Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion with both hands; above, A. HN III 976. Vlasto 1314-21. Slight obverse die shift, flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 531
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.15 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet the bowl of which is decorated with a vine. Rev. [TAP]AN Herakles standing facing, leaning to right, lifting and strangling the Nemean lion grasped in a choke hold; in left, club. HN III 976. Vlasto 1377-80. Lightly toned, and with an unusual helmet decoration for this issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 532
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.84 g, 12 h), Si-, Philokles, and Lu-, magistrates. Youth on horseback left, placing right hand on horse's neck and holding small round shield in left; behind, ΣΙ; below, ΦΙΛΟΚΛΗΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos on dolphin left, holding wreath in extending right hand; below, ΛΥ. HN III 965. Vlasto 689. Well-struck and centered; toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 533
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.49 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrates Hageas and Poly... Horseman advancing to left, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, and holding reins in left; in right field, cornucopia; below horse, |-AΓEAC. Rev. T-APA[Σ] Phalanthos, holding kantharos in right hand and trident in crook of left arm, riding dolphin to left; ΠOΛY to right. HN III 1022. Vlasto 822-4. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 534
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.30 g, 2 h), struck under magistrates Lykinos and Sy... Horseman advancing to left, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, holding reins in left; to right, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident held in right hand, chlamys draped over left arm; to right, owl standing to left, head facing. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836-841. Well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 535
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.33 g, 11 h), struck under magistrates Lykinos and Sy... Horseman advancing to left, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, holding reins in left; to right, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident held in right hand, chlamys draped over left arm; to right, owl standing to left, head facing. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836-841. Lightly toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 536
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.65 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrates Eu... and Tistiar.... Horseman advancing to left, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, holding reins in left; to right, E[Y]; below horse, TI-ΣTIAP. Rev. Τ-ΑΡ-ΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding Nike in his outstretched right hand and trident in his left; to right, bunch of grapes. HN III 1026. Vlasto 844. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 537
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.31 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Di... and Philotas. Horseman advancing to left, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, holding reins in left; to right, ΔI; below horse, ΦIΛΩ/TAΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in right hand and distaff in left; to right, rooster standing to left. HN III 1024. Vlasto 846-9. Well-struck and bright. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 538
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.42 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Agatharkos. Horseman advancing to right, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand, holding reins in left; below horse, AΓAΘ-A[P]/XOΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos, holding kantharos in outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left, on dolphin to left; to right, race torch. HN III 1028. Vlasto 852-4. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 539
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.68 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Kynon. Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse's head with wreath, holding reins in his left; to left, AP monogram; below horse, bearded mask of Silenos facing; below right, KY/N[ΩN]. Rev. [T]ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left on the back of the dolphin. HN III 1031. Vlasto 860. Well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 540
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.39 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrates Aristokles and Di... Warrior holding a lance in his right hand and with a large round shield covering his back, on horse galloping to right; in left field, ΔI; below horse, API-ΣTO/KΛ-HΣ. Rev. TAP[AΣ] Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in right hand, trident in left; to right, head of nymph to left. HN III 1033. Vlasto 877-81. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 541
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.63 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Herakletos. Warrior, wearing helmet, holding lance at side in right hand, shield slung on back, on horse standing to right; below, |-HPAK/ΛHTOΣ. Rev. [T]APAΣ Phalanthos, holding rose in outstretched right hand and cornucopia in left, on dolphin to left; to right, monogram and thymiaterion. HN III 1037. Vlasto 890. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 172 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 542
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.40 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Di... and Apollonios. Warrior, wearing a lorica and a crested helmet, holding a lance in his right hand and a large round shield in his left, on horse galloping to right; to left, ΔI; below, AΠO/ΛΛ[ΩNIOΣ]. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding trident over right shoulder and being crowned with wreath by Nike flying towards him; below, waves. HN III 1038. Vlasto 895. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 543
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.55 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrates Di... and Apollonios. Warrior, wearing a lorica and a crested helmet, holding a lance in his right hand and a large round shield in his left, on horse galloping to right; to left, ΔI; below, AΠOΛ/[ΛΩNIOΣ]. Rev. TAP[AΣ] Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding trident over right shoulder and being crowned with wreath by Nike flying towards him; below, waves. HN III 1038. Vlasto 895. A few deposits and small metal flaw. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 544
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.32 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrates Thi... and Aristok. Warrior, on horse galloping to right, wearing a lorica and a crested helmet, holding a lance in his right hand and with a large round shield covering his back; to left, ΘI; below, APIΣT[OK]. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding trident over his right shoulder and being crowned with wreath by Nike flying towards him; below, rudder. HN III 1039. Vlasto 899-902. Relatively scarce with the rudder on the reverse and, thus, in great demand among rudder collectors. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 545
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.36 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrates Damokritos and Sy... Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; behind jockey, Nike flying right to crown him with wreath; to right, [ΣΥ]; below horse, ΔΑΜΟ-[ΚΡΙ]. Rev. ΤΑΡΑ-Σ Phalanthos riding dolphin to right, holding cornucopiae in his right hand and trident in his left; behind, monogram. HN III 1043. Vlasto 918. A few scattered deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 546
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 270-235. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 6.48 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrates Euph..., Ariston and Zop... Naked horseman to left, wearing crested helmet and holding the reins with his right hand and a shield with his left; to left, EYΦ; below horse, AP-IΣTΩN. Rev. Τ-ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, ZΩΠ. HN III 1044. Vlasto 928. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 547
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.47 g, 12 h), Struck under the magistrate Daimachos. Nude youth, holding torch in right hand and reins in left, on horse galloping to right; to left, monogram ; below horse, ΔAIMAXOC. Rev. TA-PAC Phalanthos, holding kantharos in outstretched right hand, trident in left, on dolphin to left; to right, monogram. HN Italy 1053. Vlasto 938-9. Lightly toned and well-struck. Perhaps overstruck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 548
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.75 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Olympis. Cuirassed warrior, brandishing spear in his right hand and holding the reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; in field to left, wreath; below horse, OΛYMΠIΣ. Rev. Τ-ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand, cornucopia in his left; in field to right, tripod. HN III 1055. Vlasto 942-3. Fine details and subtle toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 549
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.45 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Olympis. Cuirassed warrior, brandishing spear in his right hand and holding the reins in his left, riding horse galloping to right; in field to left, wreath; below horse, OΛYMΠIΣ. Rev. Τ-ΑΡΑ[Σ] Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand, cornucopia in his left; in field to right, tripod. HN III 1055. Vlasto 942-3. Clear and bright. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 550
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.57 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrates Philokles, Le..., and Arn.... Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. Τ-ΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoroi (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG BN 2057. Vlasto 950. An attractive piece, but with some slight striking flatness. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 551
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.41 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Xenokrates. [ΞΕ]-ΝΟΚΡΑ/[ΤH]-Σ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. [ΤΑ]ΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. Lustrous. Struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 552
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 6.80 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟ ΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. Well-struck and artistic reverse die. Obverse a little weakly struck, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 553
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.19 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Olympis. Athena wearing Attic helmet with crest to right, her helmet decorated with a figure of Skylla to right, throwing a boulder with her right hand. Rev. ΟΛΥΜΠΙΣ Owl, with closed wings and with its head facing, standing to right on an olive branch; in field to right, A. HN Italy 1060. Cf. Vlasto 1103 (wreath instead of A). Clear and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 554
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.83 g, 5 h), time of Pyrrhos, struck under the magistrate Aris... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with ketos to right, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, [E]. Rev. Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for lion's skin over his left arm, holding club in right hand, bow and an arrow in left; above club, owl standing right, head facing; in field to left, APIΣ. HN III 1385. SNG ANS 78-9. Clear and nicely centered. Light surface granularity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 555
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.68 g, 3 h). Head of Demeter to right, her hair bound by a net, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple pearl necklace. Rev. META[Π] Ear of barley with a leaf to the right; above leaf, a pear. BMC 143 (same dies). HN III 1542. Noe 487 (same dies). McClean 967 (same dies). Some flatness in strike, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 556
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.95 g, 3 h), struck under magistrate Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ-ΤΑ Ear of barley with six grains and with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. HN III 1556. Johnston, Class A, 1.11 (same dies). Clear. Usual die break on the obverse, some flatness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 557
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.65 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrate Ph... Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath, triple pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head; below chin, Φ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with seven grains and with leaf to right; above leaf, mouse; below leaf, [Φ]; right; to left of stalk, Φ. HN III 1570. Johnston Class A, 8.10 (same dies). Jameson 313 (same dies). Cf. SNG ANS 421 ((same obverse dies). A well-centered example. Some porosiy, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 558
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Distater (Silver, 24 mm, 15.64 g, 5 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet ornamented with Nike driving a quadriga to right on the bowl and a hippocamp swimming right at the join between the front visor and the back flap; behind, ΑΠΗ and forepart of a lion to right. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝΤΙΝΩ[Ν] Grain ear with six grains and with leaf to left; above leaf, club; below leaf, [Α]ΜΙ. HN III 1574. Johnston B1.2. Kraay & Hirmer 242. SNG ANS 430. Very rare. Porosity and other minor flan and metal faults, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 559
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.73 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrates Pa... and Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, monogram of ΠΑ. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, [A]MI. HN III 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.21 (same dies). SNG Lewis 180 (same dies). Of fine style. Slightly rough reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 560
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.89 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Dae... and Mach... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple pendant earring; below chin, [ΔΑΙ]. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plow to right; below leaf, ΜΑ[Χ]. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.60 (same dies). Attractive, clear and bright. A few marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 561
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 17.5 mm, 7.70 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earrings, and necklace; in the lower right field, in very small letters, here barely visible, AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘ[A]. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.2-4 (same obv. die). SNG Copenhagen 1220 (same obv. die). With an obverse of flamboyant Hellenistic style. Typical short flan with minor scuffs, flatness and roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 562
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.96 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrate Atha.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, pair of tongs; below leaf [AΘA]. BMC 107 (same obv. die). HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.25 (same dies). Some horn silver on the obverse, otherwise, very fine / extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 563
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 8.04 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate Da... or Ad... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. [Μ]ΕΤΑ Ear of barley with seven grains and with leaf to left; above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C 5.9. SNG Fitzwilliam 506 (same obverse die). Fine style. Some weakly struck areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 564
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.82 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Da... or Ad... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with eight grains and with leaf to right; above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C. 5.11 (same dies). Cf. SNG Fitzwilliam 506. A nicely struck example exhibiting a rich early Hellenistic style. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 565
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.95 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. [Μ]ΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin springing to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C, 6.7 (same dies). SNG Oxford 762 (same obv. die). Clear and of fine style. Slight die rust. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 566
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.24 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. META Grain ear with leaf to right; above leaf, cornucopia. HN III -. Johnston F21. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 567
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Nomos (Silver, 25.5 mm, 7.43 g, 12 h). MV (= ΣV) Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; all within a border of dots. Rev. Incuse of obverse design except that it lacks the inscription in the exergue. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 845. Toned; unusual arrangement of the ethnic instead of the usual retrograde. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 568
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.57 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla holding a trident. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; below, HP monogram; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1791c. SNG ANS 1042. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 569
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.44 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet adorned with Skylla holding oar(?) and pointing to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in the exergue, fish swimming to right. HN III 1800. SNG ANS 1002-14. Fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 570
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.29 g, 10 h), from the "T" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; behind neck guard, T. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion prowling to right; in exergue, owl flying right. HN III 1280. SNG Ashmolean 1168 (same dies). Williams 227 (O138/R175). Winterthur 338 (same dies). Graffito ('Φ') in field above lion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 571
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.52 g, 4 h), from the "T" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; behind neck guard, T. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion prowling to right; above, owl flying facing; below lion, T. HN III 1280. SNG Ashmolean 1174 (same dies). Williams 241 (O142/R187). Scartches in the field of the reverse, light porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 572
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.05 g, 1 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩ[N] Lion walking to right; above, Φ; below, Θ. HN III 1287. SNG Copenhagen 1549. Williams 270 (O155/R211). Very attractive, clear, toned and with a noble head of Athena. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Handsome Eagle
Lot 573
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.75 g, 12 h). Eagle standing left on olive branch, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPOTΩ-Ν Tripod surmounted by wreath; in right field, B. HN Italy 2172; SNG ANS 358. Reverse struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 574
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.65 g, 6 h). Eagle standing to left on olive branch, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPO Tripod surmounted by wreath; to right, stork standing to left above Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 575
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.61 g, 9 h). ΛΟ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; no symbols or letters. Calciati 5. HN III 2338. SNG ANS 506. Die rust on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 576
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 8.66 g, 2 h). Pegasos flying to left; below, thunderbolt. Rev. ΛΟΚΡΩΝ Helmeted head of Athena to left. Calciati 13. HN III 2342. Lightly toned. Light scratch in obverse field, rub on Pegasos' rump, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 577
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.46 g, 12 h). Pegasos with straight wings flying to left. Rev. ΛΟΚΡΩ[Ν] Helmeted head of Athena to right. HN III 2341. Calciati 7. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 578
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 400-356 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.37 g, 1 h). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙOΝ Head of the nymph Terina to right, hair bound in sakkos. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding dove alighting on her right hand and resting her left on the seat. Holloway & Jenkins 64 = SNG Lloyd 753 (same dies). HN III 2617. Regling 67d (dies FF/δδδ ). Fine late Classical style. Flan flaw on obverse, porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 579
SICILY. Gela. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.98 g, 5 h), Contemporary imitation. Bull walking slowly to the left; in exergue, three pellets. Rev. ΓΕ[ΛΑΣ] Head of youthful male river god to right (Gelas), his hair streaming upwards; behind, barley grain. Jenkins, Gela B534. SNG ANS -. A very pleasant, attractive example with a brown-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 580
SICILY. Himera. Circa 425-409 BC. Litra (Silver, 12.5 mm, 0.83 g, 1 h). Forepart of a human-headed creature to left, with beard, horn, wing and a lion’s paw; all within circle of dots. Rev. ΙΜ-Ε-ΡΑ-ΙΟΝ Nude youth riding a prancing goat to left, holding whip in his right hand and goat’s horn in his left. HGC 2, 451. SNG ANS 172-3. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 581
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.09 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. KAMA Owl standing left, head facing, grasping lizard; in exergue, three pellets. CNS 30. HGC 2, 548. SNG ANS 1230. Westermark & Jenkins 198. Green patina. Deposits and light cleaning marks. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 582
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 420-405 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.41 g, 6 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. KAMA Owl standing right, head facing, grasping lizard; in exergue, •. CNS 15. HGC 2, 552. Westermark & Jenkins Period 3, Type D, 188. Light green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 583
SICILY. Leontinoi. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.83 g, 1 h). ΛΕΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to left; to left before, laurel leaf with berry. Rev. Tripod with three ring handles and lion’s feet; behind, lyre; to left and right, barley grain; below, three pellets. CNS 1; HGC 2, 709. Nice sandy green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 584
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 1.85 g, 3 h). ΛΕΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, laurel leaf. Rev. Tripod with three ring handles and lion’s feet; behind, lyre; to left and right, barley grain; below, three pellets. CNS 3. HGC 2, 708. Attractive sandy green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very Rare Sicilian Bronze
Lot 585
SICILY. Mamar... Circa 400-350 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 18 mm, 7.01 g, 6 h). MA-[M]A-P Forepart of man-headed bull to left; above, barley-corn. Rev. Nike flying to left; around, six pellets. CNS -. Gabrici 1. SNG Copenhagen 1072 (Incerta). Extremely rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Published in Caltabiano
Lot 586
SICILY. Messana. 455-452/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.93 g). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, flying Nike to right, holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. MESSANION Hare springing right; above, D. Caltabiano 372.5 (D167/R372, this coin). Fine toning. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Attractive litra from Naxos
Lot 587
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 415-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.77 g, 6 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΧΙΩΝ Vine branch with bunch of grapes. Cahn 141 (V85/R113). HGC 2, 975. Of particularly fine late 5th century style. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 588
SICILY. Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-380 BC. Litra (Silver, 10 mm, 0.66 g, 8 h). Male head to left. Rev. Sys Man-headed bull standing left. BMC 27. Jenkins, Punic pl. 24, 14. SNG ANS 551. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Signed by 'Maestro della foglia"
Lot 589
SICILY. Piakos. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetras or Trionkion (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.35 g, 11 h), Dies by the Maestro della foglia (Master of the Leaf). Π · Ι · Α · Κ Head of a youthful river god to left, wearing a wreath of reeds and with a horn above his forehead. Rev. Dog springing right on the back of a doe collapsing to right; acorn to left, leaf to right. AMB 397. CNS 2. HGC 1101. Rizzo pl. LX, 14. Rare. Brown patina. Light cleaning marks on obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 590
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.91 g, 3 h), circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. Σ-ΥRΑΚΟΣΙΟ-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Boehringer 512 (V269/R364). Boston MFA 367 = Warren 330. SNG Munich 1015. SNG ANS 164 (all from the same dies). Lightly toned. Obverse struck from a very slightly worn die; porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 591
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 30 mm, 35.02 g, 6 h). [ΣYP]A Head of Athena to left, wearing wreathed Corinthian helmet. Rev. Eight-rayed sea-star between two dolphins. CNS 62. HGC 2, 1436. SNG ANS 455-69. Green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 592
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 345/38-320/15 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.09 g, 7 h). Head of Arethousa to right, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse prancing right; palm tree in background. Gulbenkian 366 (same dies). Jenkins, Punic Series 2d, 131 (O44/R118). McClean 3043 (same dies). A handsome example struck on excellent metal and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 593
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.95 g, 10 h). Head of Arethusa to left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic 'MMḤNT. Jenkins, Punic 200 (O59/R176). SNG Lewis 428 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1632 (same dies). Excellent metal. Some weak areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 594
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 16.84 g, 12 h). Head of Arethusa to left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic MM. Jenkins, Punic 216 (O65/R188). Weber 1774 (same obverse die). Excellent metal and strike, the horse's head perfectly centered and of superior style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 595
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.89 g, 10 h). Head of Arethusa to left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic M. Jenkins, Punic 231 (O72/R198). SNG Copenhagen 86 (same dies). An attractive example struck on good metal. Light deposits on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 596
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.28 g, 1 h). Head of Arethusa to left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic M. Allotte de la Fuye 1726 (same dies). Jenkins, Punic 241 (O75/R204). SNG Delepierre 719 (same dies). Some striking weakness on the high points, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 757 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Fine Punic style
Lot 597
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.10 g, 1 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Horse's head to left; palm tree behind; below, Punic 'MHMHNT. Jenkins, Punic 291 (O93/R239) SNG Fitzwilliam 1495 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1655 (same dies). Strong, crisp strike and excellent metal. The Herakles head of fine Punic style, the horse head fiercely realistic. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 598
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 9.16 g, 1 h). Head of Tanitto left, wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace with eight pendants. Rev. Horse standing right; in field before forelegs, trefoil of pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIf, 29ff (dies not recorded). MAA 4. Light earthen deposits on the reverse field. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 599
CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18.5 mm, 7.50 g, 1 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace of oblong pendants; in field to left, pellet. Rev. Horse standing to right; below exergual line, four pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 302 (same dies). A lovely example, toned, well-struck and of very good style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 600
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 3.33 g, 6 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Upright anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BM 157. Excellent centering and a strong, bold strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 601
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h). Upright anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. SNG BM 157. A terrifying gorgoneion. Worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished Hemidrachm form Chersonesos
Lot 602
THRACE. Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.35 g, 1 h). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet with I; in the other, kantharos. BMC -. Dewing -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Dreer -. Weber -. Obolos 5, 2016, 86. Possibly unpublished with katharos. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 603
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.90 g, 3 h). Nude, ithyphallic and bearded satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1009. Well-centered, lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Rare denomination
Lot 604
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.95 g), c. 500-480 BC. Archaic-style Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 332. Le Rider, Thasiennes 3. Lightly Toned. A scarce denomination. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Exceptional for issue
Lot 605
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. 500-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 13 mm, 1.29 g). Satyr running to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 333. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4. A clear example of remarkably fine style, struck from an exceptionally well-made obverse die. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 606
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 435-411 BC. Obol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.21 g). Two dolphins above one another, swimming in opposite directions; pellet above and below. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 337. Le Rider, Thasiennes 9. Sharply struck, high relief and very pleasant in hand. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 607
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.79 g, 11 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, monogram. HGC 6, 359. Le Rider, Thasiennes 52. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 608
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35 mm, 16.85 g, 11 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ / ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, monogram. HGC 6, 359. Le Rider, Thasiennes 52. Struck from slightly worn dies. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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