obolos 18
21 February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 1
SPAIN. Bolskan - Osca. Circa 150-100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h). Bo Bearded male head to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. BoLSCaN Horseman with couched lance galloping to right. ACIP 1417. SNG BM Spain 710-33. Nicely toned and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 2
SPAIN. Bolskan - Osca. Circa 150-100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.70 g, 12 h). Bo Bearded male head to right. Rev. BoLSCaN Horseman with couched lance galloping to right. ACIP 1417. SNG BM Spain 710-33. Light toning. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 3
SPAIN. Bolskan - Osca. Circa 150-100 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.75 g, 5 h). Bearded head to right; behind, dolphin. Rev. BoLSCaN Rider on horse galloping right, holding spear in right hand; behind, star. ACIP 1419. CNH 8. SNG BM Spain 734-7. Black patina. A few deposits, cleaning marks on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Britain. Atrebates & Regni. Uninscribed, circa 75-45 BC. Stater (Gold plated copper, 17 mm, 3.84 g, 4 h), Selsey Two-Faced (Remic Qa) type. Wreath pattern with crescents; small 'cog-wheel' above crescents. Rev. Disjointed horse right; ornaments around, wheel below. ABC 497. SCBC 38. Van Arsdell 214-1. Core exposed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Britain. Atrebates & Regni. Eppillus, circa 10 BC-AD 10. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 8.5 mm, 1.18 g, 12 h), Eppillus Cavella Ring (Atrebatic G) type, Calleva (Silchester). CALLEV between two stars. Rev. EPPL Dog leaping to right; below, rosette. ABC 1148. SCBC 96. Van Arsdell 407-1. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
From the Karl Collection
Lot 6
CELTIC, Britain. Iceni. Uninscribed, circa 65-1 BC. Stater (Gold, 20.5 mm, 5.87 g, 2 h), Icenian A (Norfolk Wolf) type. Wreath pattern with crescents. Rev. Wolf standing to left; pellets and 'birds' above, large pellet and crescent below. ABC 1399. SCBC 31. Van Arsdell 610-3. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 8
CELTIC, Britain. Belgae(?). Circa 60-20 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 6.12 g, 7 h), Chute (Durotrigan A/British B) type. Wreath pattern with crescents. Rev. Disjointed horse left; ‘crab’ below; above tail, elongated pellet within elliptical ornament, row of pellets, three tiny dots in line below; pellets around. ABC 746. SCBC 22. Van Arsdell 1205-7 (Durotriges). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 9
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Remi. Circa 100-50 BC. Unit (Potin, 20 mm, 4.10 g, 12 h). Figure advancing right, holding torque in his right hand and spear in his left. Rev. Beast right; uncertain ornaments above and below. Delestrée & Tache 155. Depeyrot, NC VII, 29. Black patina. Areas of roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 10
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Remi. Late 2nd to mid 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 16 mm, 6.05 g, 12 h), 'à l'oeil' type. Celticized male head to right; in field to right, star-like ornament. Rev. "Quadriga" with a horse galloping to left; to left and below, disc within a circle of pearls; above to right, stylized charioteer. De la Tour 8799. Delestrée & Tache 173. Scheers pl. 8, 222. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 555 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 11
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Ambiani. Circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 6.12 g), issued during Caesar's Gallic Wars. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. De la Tour 8710. Delestrée & Tache 239. Van Arsdell 52/4. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Ambiani. Circa 100-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 15.5 mm, 6.41 g, 6 h), Gallo-Belgic E, issued during Caesar's Gallic Wars. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. Delestrée & Tache 239. SCBC 11. Van Arsdell 52/4. Very fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 13
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Suessiones. Circa 60-50 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.53 g, 6 h). Helmeted head to left. Rev. CRICIRV Celticized Pegasus flying to left. Delestrée & Tache 554. Depeyrot, NC VI 91. Green patina. Scattered pitting, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 14
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Senones. Circa 100-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 14 mm, 7.20 g), Gallo-Belgic Bullet Type. Cross with trifurcated ends at the center of a plain globule with a prominent rim. Rev. Plain convex surface. De la Tour pl. XXXIX, V, 28. Delestrée & Tache 2537. SLM 704-709. Ziegaus 158. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Scarce and pedigreed Averni stater
Lot 15
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Arverni. 3rd century BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 7.45 g, 12 h), imitating types of Philip II of Macedon, "à la lyre" type. Laureate male head to left. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving biga to right; below, lyre. Castelin 458. De la Tour 5281 var. (horse to left). Delestrée & Tache 3374-3376 (same obverse die). Some die-wear, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 16
CELTIC, Uncertain. Circa 1200-500 BC. Ring money (Gold, 15 mm, 3.19 g). Rev. A small ring with five pairs of double beads. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 17
CELTIC, Uncertain. Circa 1200-500 BC. Ring money (Gold, 14.5 mm, 3.45 g). Rev. A small ring with five pairs of double beads. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 18
CELTIC. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Ring money (Silver, 24 mm, 2.41 g). A small ring shaped piece. Rare in silver. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 19
CELTIC. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Ring money (Billon, 29 mm, 13.29 g), proto-currency. A cast circular knobbed ring. A few minor deposits in the recesses, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 20
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 2.76 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Debased legend Athena Alkis striding to left, holding forth shield before her in left hand, spear in right. Dembski 482-485. Lanz 30-2. Paulsen pl. 4, 66. A few marks, scuffs and striking faults, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 21
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. 2nd-1st centuries BC. 1/8 Stater (Gold, 9 mm, 0.99 g). Plain bulge, which is devolved from a head of Athena to right, wearing a rested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Debased legend composed of pellets Athena Alkis striding to left, with shield and spear; below left, N. Dembski 498-499. Lanz 36-7. Paulsen pl. 7, 146-7. Struck from worn dies, typical for type, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 22
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. Circa 1st century BC. 1/8 Stater (Gold, 9 mm, 0.79 g). Irregular bulge. Rev. T-shape. Dembski 510. Flesche - (cf. 461). Paulsen 239-241. Well-centred and relatively attractive for issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 23
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 7.48 g, 7 h), "Regenbogenschüsselchen" type. Head of an eagle to left with a pellet above and below the beak; the whole within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Three pellets within a solid torque with a pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. De la Tour 9430. Kellner type IIA. KMW 444. Light scrape on obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
The gold at the end of the rainbow
Lot 24
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 16.5 mm, 7.40 g, 10 h), "Regenbogenschüsselchen" type. Head of an eagle to left with a pellet above and below the beak; the whole within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Three pellets within a solid torque with a pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. De la Tour 9430. Kellner type IIA. KMW 444. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 25
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Billon, 16.5 mm, 4.13 g, 2 h), "Regenbogenschüsselchen" type. Triskeles within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each end. Rev. Pyramid of eight annulets: five, on the bottom, each enclosing a pellet, and three forming the top two rows, each enclosing a smaller annulet; all within a wavy torc. Allen & Nash 160. Castelin 1097. De la Tour 9439-41. Kellner type IXB. Toned and nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 26
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’Glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 13 mm, 1.75 g). Convex surface. Rev. Concave surface with mysterious traces of design. Castelin 1088ff. Dembski 461. Kellner type V A 2194. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 27
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.19 g, 11 h), 'Herakles kopf' type. Head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress; before, ornaments. Rev. Horseman to right. Dembski 1169 (same obverse die). Lanz 566. OTA 252. Toned. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 28
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.80 g, 1 h), 'Leierblume-Stern' type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse prancing to right; above, star; below, volutes. Dembski 741 (same dies). Kostial 692. OTA pl. 31, 386. A few scratches, patch of fine patina, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 32
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.73 g, 5 h). Bust of Artemis to right, wearing earring, pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA / ΛIHTΩN Lion prowling to right; below, ΓΓ. Depeyrot 32/23. SNG Copenhagen 749. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 33
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.88 g, 7 h). Bust of Artemis to right, wearing earring, pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA / ΛIHTΩN Lion prowling to right; between legs, A and Δ. Depeyrot 41/4. SNG Copenhagen 765. A few faint scratches on cheek. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 34
GAUL. Massalia. c. 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.73 g, 4 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to left, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling to left, with upraised right forepaw; below leg, A; in exergue, ΛΛ. Depeyrot 43/1. SNG Tubingen 134. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 35
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.64 g, 5 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling to left, with upraised right forepaw; below, Λ; in exergue, ΛIΔ. Depeyrot 44/12. SNG Lockett 28. Sharp strike. Reverse struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 36
CAMPANIA. Hyria. Circa 400-395 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.27 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with a laurel branch and an owl. Rev. YDINAI Man-headed bull walking to left. HN III 539. Rutter 92 (HO37/HR83). Sambon 780b. SNG ANS 264 (same dies). SNG BN 614-8. Toned, well-centered and with a splendid reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 37
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 326/317-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 7.26 g, 4 h). Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; to left, cornucopiae. Rev. [N]EOΠOΛΙΤΩΝ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, Π. HN III 579. Sambon 474a. SNG ANS 365-6. SNG BN 742-5. Lightly toned and of pleasing style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 38
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 326/317-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.27 g, 1 h). Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, Athena Promachos standing facing, holding spear and shield. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head. HN III 579. Sambon 479. SNG ANS -. SNG BN 804-6. Fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 39
CAMPANIA. Nola. Circa 400-385 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.42 g, 10 h). Head of a nymph to right, her hair tied with a diadem and wearing a triple pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΝΩΛΑΙΩΣ Man-headed bull walking to left, his head turned slightly to front; above, Nike flying left to crown him with a wreath. HN III 605. Rutter 17 (HO8/NR11). Sambon 799. SNG ANS -. SNG BN -. Lightly toned and of splendid style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 455 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 40
CAMPANIA. Phistelia. Circa 325-275 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.62 g, 4 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. SNG BN 1117-32. Toned. Fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 41
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23 mm, 7.75 g, 3 h), by the Kal... engraver, struck under the magistrate Ari... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; behind, to left, ⊢; to right, Λ; below, ΚΑΛ over Δ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to right, holding crested helmet with both hands; to left and right, eight-pointed star; below, API. BMC 210 = Kraay & Hirmer pl. 107, 311 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert 764 (V300/R592). HN III 896. SNG ANS 970 (same dies). Vlasto 545. Fine style. Weakly struck and with a die-break on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 42
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 6.36 g, 2 h), struck by the magistrates Aristipp... and Gy... ΑΡΙΣ/ΤΙΠΠ Nude male figure standing right, crowning horse ridden by young jockey to left; above to right, ΓΥ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, holding arrow in his right hand and bow in his left; below right, elephant. HN III 1000. Vlasto 737 (same dies). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Used to fund Pyrrhos' campaign
Lot 43
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Hemistater (Gold, 15 mm, 4.28 g, 11 h). Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ Ephebe driving galloping biga to right; above to right, monogram of AP; below, monogram of NK. De Nanteuil 116 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G30 (V26/R30). HN III 985. Jameson I 160 (same dies). SNG ANS 1037 (same dies). Vlasto 30 (same dies). A few minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 44
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 7.80 g, 10 h), signed by the engraver Atha.... [˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Head of Athena to right, wearing a pendant earring, a simple necklace and a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla; behind neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his right arm, holding a bow and arrow in his right hand and a club in his left; to left, above, one-handled jug; to left, in outer field, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 74. Work 77. Van Keuren 84. Struck on a very broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 45
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.74 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate Leon... Three-quarter facing head of Athena, turned slightly to right, wearing triple crested helmet adorned with Skylla; to left, AP/IΓ. Rev. HPAKΛEIΩN / ΛEΩN Herakles standing facing, holding club in right hand, bow and arrow in left, lion's skin draped over his left arm. HN III 1389. SNG ANS 80. Van Keuren 91. Minor porosity, slight die-shift, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 46
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 530-520 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 8.20 g, 12 h). ME - TA Ear of barley with seven grains; border of pellets within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley, incuse; rayed border. HN III 1470. Noe 87. SNG ANS 197. Light porosity and small area of find patina on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 47
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.83 g, 12 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; blow chin, ΔΑ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left, on leaf, amphora; to left, below leaf, ΦΙ. HN III 1588 corr. (Φ instead of ΦΙ). Johnston Class C 11.6 corr. (same dies, but ΔΑ not noted and not on the flan of the illustrated example); SNG ANS 487. Nicely centered. Soft strike on the high points, porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 48
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.67 g, 12 h). [ΠΟΜΕ] Poseidon striding to right, brandishing trident held in right hand and with chlamys over his shoulders. Rev. ΠΟΜΕ (retrograde) Bull standing left on ground line. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 651-3. Porous, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 164 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 49
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 26 mm, 8.01 g, 12 h). ΜV (retrograde) Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; in field above, ethnic; all within a border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 817. SNG Copenhagen 1390. SNG Munich 1157. Light porosity on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 50
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.26 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing an Attic helmet adorned on the bowl with Skylla raising her right hand as if to shade her eyes as she looks off in the distance. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. Cf. HN III 1804 (distater). SNG ANS 1000-1 (same obverse die). Very rare with Athena facing to the left. Porous, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 51
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 18.5 mm, 7.40 g, 3 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 1010. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 52
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 440/35-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.49 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive wreath; behind neck, owl standing to left. Rev. ΥEΛ-HT-Ω[N] Lion attacking stag to right. Gulbenkian 105 (same dies). HN III 1270. SNG ANS 1255 (same dies). Williams 162 (O107/R124). The obverse struck from a particularly well-engraved obverse die of very fine Classical style. Lightly toned. Griffito and minor roughness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Full crest and a fierce lion
Lot 53
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.33 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing laureate Attic helmet. Rev. ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to right; below, N; in the exergue, filleted thyrsos to right. HN III 1300. SNG ANS 1351 (same dies). Williams 390 (O195/R275). Nicely centered and with a great crest. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 54
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 214-211 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.04 g, 3 h). Bust of Nike to right; behind, trophy. Rev. ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ River god Aisaros standing facing, crowning himself with his right hand and holding scepter in his left; in field to right, incense altar. Attianese 31. HN III 1960. Scheu S14. HN III 1960. Scheu 26. Light scratches and porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Attractive Hipponion stater
Lot 55
BRUTTIUM. Hipponion. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.53 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet. Rev. Pegasos flying to left; below, kerykeion. Calciati 1. HN III 2242. Minor smoothing in field and edge bump, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 56
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.97 g, 12 h). ΚΑVΛ (retrograde) Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a daimon running to right on his outstretched left arm. Rev. ΚΑV (retrograde) Stag standing to right; to right, laurel branch. Dewing 150 (same dies). HN III 2046. Noe, Caulonia 97 (same dies). Well struck for the type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 57
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.79 g, 2 h). Eagle, with head turned to right, standing left on stag’s head. Rev. ϘPO Tripod; to left, ivy leaf. Attianese 104. HN III 2146. SNG ANS 352 (same obverse die). The obverse particularly well-centered and attractive. A few light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Well-centered and attractive
Lot 58
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 25 mm, 7.68 g, 5 h). Eagle, with spread wings, standing to left on olive branch. Rev. KPO Tripod lebes; in field to right, Δ. HN III 2172. SNG ANS 364. Very well-centered on both sides, attractive and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Nicely centered
Lot 59
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 8.56 g, 5 h). Pegasus flying left with straight wings. Rev. ΛOKPΩN Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet, with necklace of beads. Calciati 10. HN III 2341. Well-centered with light toning. A few faint marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 60
BRUTTIUM. Medma. 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.62 g, 12 h). Pegasos flying to left; below, monogram of ME. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to left. Calciati 7. HN III 2424. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the Collection of Erich Cahn
Lot 61
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 435-425 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.09 g, 12 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. RECIN-O-N Iokastos, bearded and draped from the waist, seated left on backless stool, holding long scepter in his right hand and left resting on hip; all within olive wreath. De Luynes 792 (same dies). Herzfelder 26n (D15/R22, this coin). HN III 2478. McClean 1867 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1931 (same dies). SNG Leake 840-1 (same dies). SNG Lockett 653 (same dies). A desirable coin with a good pedigree, lightly toned and well-centered. A few light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Ball 1938 pedigree
Lot 62
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.24 g, 5 h). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ Head of nymph to left, wearing pearl necklace and triple-pendant earring; behind, triskeles. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding dove perching right on wreath in her right hand and resting her left on the cippus; in field to left, monogram. HN III 2642. Holloway-Jenkins 117 (this coin). Attractive and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 63
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.28 g, 4 h). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ Head of nymph to right, wearing pearl necklace and ingle-pendant earring; behind, triskeles. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding dove perching right on wreath in her right hand and resting her left on the cippus; in field to left, monogram. HN III 2642. Holloway-Jenkins 106. Light scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 64
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 216-211 BC. 3/8 Shekel (Electrum, 14 mm, 2.83 g, 12 h). Janiform female heads, each wearing grain ear wreath. Rev. Zeus, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left, standing in quadriga to right, driven by Nike, who stands beside him, holding the reins. Jenkins & Lewis, 487-493 (as Capua). HN III 2013. Robinson, Second pl. V.3 (as Capua). SNG ANS 146 (as Capua). SNG Copenhagen 357. Scratch on the obverse, and slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 65
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 216-211 BC. 3/8 Shekel (Electrum, 14 mm, 2.70 g, 1 h). Janiform female heads, each wearing grain ear wreath. Rev. Zeus, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left, standing in quadriga to right, driven by Nike, who stands beside him, holding the reins. Jenkins & Lewis, 487-493 (as Capua). HN III 2013. Robinson, Second pl. V.3 (as Capua). SNG ANS 146 (as Capua). SNG Copenhagen 357. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 66
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 216-211 BC. 3/8 Shekel (Electrum, 14.5 mm, 2.72 g, 1 h). Janiform female heads, each wearing grain ear wreath. Rev. Zeus, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left, standing in quadriga to right, driven by Nike, who stands beside him, holding the reins. Jenkins & Lewis, 487-493 (as Capua). HN III 2013. Robinson, Second pl. V.3 (as Capua). SNG ANS 146 (as Capua). SNG Copenhagen 357. Some scratches and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 67
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 BC. Half-Shekel (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.66 g, 4 h), struck during the Second Punic War. Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right; above, uraei; below, Punic ayin. HN Italy 2016. SNG Copenhagen 361 (North Africa) and 1007 (Sicily). Scratch and die-break on reverse, light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 68
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 BC. Half-Shekel (Silver, 19 mm, 3.77 g, 1 h), struck during the Second Punic War. Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right; above, uraei; below, Punic ayin (very faint). HN Italy 2016. SNG Copenhagen 361 (North Africa) and 1007 (Sicily). Soft strike, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 69
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 BC. 1/4 Shekel (Silver, 14 mm, 1.88 g, 7 h), struck during the Second Punic War. Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right. HN Italy 2020. Müller 86. Robinson, Second p. 52, 3 (Lokris). SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 369 . Nicely toned and clear. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 70
BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 BC. 1/4 Shekel (Silver, 13 mm, 1.86 g, 6 h), struck during the Second Punic War. Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. Horse standing to right. HN Italy 2020. Müller 86. Robinson, Second, p. 52, 3 (Lokris). SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 369. Lightly toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 71
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.07 g, 1 h). AK-PA Eagle standing to left, wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 918 (same dies). Westermark Group I, 89 (O37/R53)(?). Encrusted as found, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 72
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.27 g, 6 h), period II. ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. HGC 2, 77. SNG ANS 973 Westermark 345.5 (this coin). Clear. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A rare Punic tetradrachm from Entella
Lot 73
SICILY. Entella. 407-398 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.31 g, 7 h). QRTḤDŠT Forepart of bridled horse to right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horse with open wreath held in both hands; in field to right, barley grain. Rev. [MḤNT] Palm tree with two date clusters. HGC 2, 258. Jenkins, Punic 13 (O3'/R13). Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 74
SICILY. Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 330-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 16.68 g, 12 h), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around four dolphins. Rev. S’MMHNT = “People of the Camp” Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 180 (dies O51/R160). HGC 2, 286. Nicely toned and with a head of particularly florid style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 75
SICILY. Eryx. Circa 409-398 BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.86 g, 3 h). [ΕΡΥΚΙΝΟΝ] Aphrodite seated to left on chair, holding dove in her right hand; behind her to right, vine. Rev. Hunting dog standing to right; above, swastika. Campana 42. HGC 2, 300. Surfaces a little rough, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 76
SICILY. Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 8.62 g, 11 h). Bearded horseman, nude, riding to right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. HGC 362. Jenkins 34 (O11/R15). SNG ANS 9. SNG Lockett 758 (same dies). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 77
SICILY. Himera. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.60 g, 3 h). Male head to right with pointed beard, his hair bound with ribbon. Rev. HIMEPA (retrograde) Corinthian helmet to right. HGC 2, 447. SNG ANS -. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 312. SNG Lloyd 1028. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Ex ADM Collection
Lot 78
SICILY. Himera. Circa 425-409 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.07 g). HIME/PAION Pan, blowing conch shell held in right hand and holding kerykeion in left, riding goat left. Rev. [NIKA] Nike flying left, holding filleted aphlaston in right hand and hem of her dress with left. HGC 2, 442 (this coin illustrated). Rizzo pl. 21, 19. SNG ANS 170. A handsome example of fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 79
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 461-440/35 BC. Litra (Silver, 14 mm, 0.75 g, 1 h). Nike flying left; below, swan standing left; all within wreath. Rev. KAMARI-NAION Athena standing left, holding spear in right hand and with shield propped against leg. HGC 2, 536. Westermark & Jenkins Series 2b, 74 (O23/R40). Light porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 80
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 3.55 g, 3 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. K[AMA] Owl standing right, head facing, grasping lizard; in the exergue, three pellets. HGC 2, 547. CNS 20. Westermark & Jenkins 194. Brown patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 81
SICILY. Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.81 g, 12 h). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙ-Ο-Ν Laureate head of Apollo to right. Gulbenkian 177. Kraay & Hirmer 35. Rizzo pl. X, 3. SNG ANS 1245 (all from the same dies). Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 82
SICILY. Kentoripai. Circa 211-190 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.30 g, 1 h). Wreathed and draped bust of Demeter to right; behind, grain ear. Rev. KENTO-PIΠINΩN Plow to right, with a bird standing right on moldboard; to left, two pellets (mark of value). BAR Issue 4. Campana 5. CNS 7. HGC 2, 637. Dark green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 83
SICILY. Messana. Circa 460-456 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.23 g, 10 h), aegeae (?). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying to right, holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. MESSEN-I-ON Hare springing to right. Caltabiano 304a (D137/R130 this coin). Randazzo 177. Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 84
SICILY. Messana. Circa 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.20 g, 1 h). ΜΕΣΣ-ΑNA The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-Ν-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming right. Caltabiano 517 (D206/R197). SNG ANS 356 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 399 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1097 (same dies). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 85
SICILY. Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 400-390 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 16.60 g, 1 h). ṢYṢ (in Punic) Quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. Female head to right, her hair bound with a broad band, and wearing a simple necklace and a single pendant earring; around, four dolphins swimming to right. Jenkins, Punic 40 (O11/R34). SNG Copenhagen 499 (same dies). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 86
SICILY. Segesta. Circa 455/0-445/0 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.89 g, 6 h). Hunting dog standing alertly to right. Rev. ΣΕΓΕΣΤΑΖΙ8 Diademed head of the nymph Segesta to right, her hair bound up at the back and turned under her diadem; all with a linear circle with the inscription outside. HGC 2, 1128. Hurter 83 (V27/R49). Very rare. Struck from dies engraved by an exceptional engraver, who was a master of provincial Classical style. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 87
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 540-515 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.64 g, 12 h). Selinon leaf. Rev. Incuse square compose of ten compartments, five sunken and, five raised. Arnold-Biucci Group I. HGC 2, 1209. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 88
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.68 g). Apollo and Artemis standing right in a quadriga moving slowly to right; in exergue, barley corn. Rev. ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟN The river-god Selinos, horned and draped, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right; to left, rooster standing right before altar; to right, selinon leaf over bull standing left on a base engraved with an incuse A. HGC 2, 1221. Schwabacher 20 (Q5/S17). SNG Lloyd 1233 (same dies). Obverse die rust, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 89
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 90
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.77 g, 2 h), circa 470-466. Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair tied up behind under headband. Rev. ΣV-R-A octopus. Boehringer 424ff. HGC 1375. SNG ANS 137. Light porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 91
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, Circa 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.45 g, 6 h), c. 440 BC. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, [ketos swimming to left]. Rev. ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, her hair pulled up and tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 600 (V295/R407). Bucetti 289 (same dies). SNG ANS 197 (same dies). Well struck and sharp with a lovely, youthful head of Arethusa. Attractively toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 92
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. 20 Litra or Tetradrachm (Gold, 11.5 mm, 1.14 g, 9 h), c. 405-400. ΣΥΡΑ Head of youthful Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to left. Rev. Σ-Υ-Ρ-Α Head of Arethusa to left in circular incuse within quartered incuse square. Bérend pl. xi, 3 var. HGC 2, 1289. Rizzo pl. xlviii, 7. SNG ANS 350 ff. Some striking flatness on the obverse and struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
The smallest dekadrachm
Lot 93
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm or 50 Litrai (Electrum, 14 mm, 3.62 g, 6 h), struck circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, star. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins Group B. SNG ANS 623-5. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 94
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 11.5 mm, 1.82 g, 5 h), struck circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Lyre. Jenkins Group A. SNG ANS 617. SNG Munich 1206. Fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 95
SICILY. Syracuse. Hiketas II, 287-278 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 17 mm, 4.29 g, 3 h), struck circa 278, signed two times by The.... ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain, pendant earring an pearl necklace; behind neck, bee; below neck, traces of a Θ. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left, driving biga rushing to right; above, crescent; below horses' forelegs to right, Θ. Bucetti 897. Buttrey 5-R. SNG ANS 776-781 var. SNG Copenhagen 798. SNG Munich 1292. Very rare, especially with the name of Hiketas NOT erased on the reverse. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 96
SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 27 mm, 13.17 g, 2 h), 240-218/5. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, grain ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ / ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga galloping to right; above, crescent with points upwards; to right, KIΣ; below horses, grain ear. CCO 69 (D17/R46). HGC 2, 1554. SNG ANS 882 (same obverse die, but same reverse die as SNG ANS 888). SNG Copenhagen 824 (same dies). Minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 97
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.72 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing to right in front of a palm tree. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 109. Deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Pleasing Carthage electrum stater
Lot 98
CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 7.44 g, 11 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, two pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 274 (same dies) MAA 12. Well centered with complete borders. A few minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 99
CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 7.34 g, 12 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, trefoil of pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 284 (same dies). MAA 12. Attractive light tone around the devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 100
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 380-370 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.15 g, 4 h). Head of satyr to right. Rev. [ΠΑ]ΝΤΙ Lion's head to right. HGC 7, -. MacDonald 36. Toned. Light porosity and some smoothing in obverse field, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 101
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS. Pantikapaion. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.88 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠΑΝ Eagle standing right with out-stretched wings. MacDonald 128. SNG BM Black Sea 913. Darkly toned. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 102
MOESIA. Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 5.05 g, 12 h). Two facing male heads side by side, the right upright and the left inverted. Rev. [Ι]ΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below, monogram of AΠ. HGC 3.1, 1802. SNG BM Black Sea 249. Well centered and lightly toned. Minor porosity, die-break on lower obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 103
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 492-473/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.94 g), struck under the magistrate Tele.... TEΛE Griffin seated left, with open wings and right foreleg raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. May, Abdera cf. 84 (A-/P72 but this obverse die unrecorded). SNG Copenhagen 311. Very rare. Die break on the obverse and traces of cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
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