nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Britain. Catuvellauni. 60-40 BC. Half unit (Silver, 10 mm, 0.44 g, 6 h), Harlow Horses type. Annulate horse prancing to right; above, two 'corded' spears. Rev. Annulate horse galloping to right, with tall, 'antler-like' ears; above and below, large, 'pellet in ring' of round shield-like form. ABC 2502. BMC 397. S. 52. VA 1643. Extremely rare. Boldly struck and with an attractive dark patina as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 16 mm, 2.84 g, 10 h), "three lances" type, imitating staters of Philip II. Celticized laureate head of Apollo to right, with curly hair. Rev. Charioteer, of strangely simian form, holding spear in his right hand and reins in his left, driving horse to right; spear below and before horse. Delestrée & Tache 106 (same dies). Delestrée, Revue Numismatique 2001, pl X, 23. Very rare, possibly the third known example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Uncertain tribe. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12.5 mm, 1.92 g, 10 h), imitating staters of Philip II. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with curly hair. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving horse to right; below, stylized facing head. Delestrée & Tache 2015. Or Gaulois, pl. III, 13-15. Scheers pl.vii, 26. Very rare. Struck from a pair of remarkably artistic and stylish dies. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. First half of the 1st century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 1.80 g, 5 h). Celticized head of Apollo to left, with a laurel wreath and curious tendrils. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in his right, driving horse to left; below, three pellets. De la Tour 6060 = Delestrée & Tache 2546 (same dies). Very rare, all of the known examples are struck from the same die pair. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Senones. Circa 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 13x9 mm, 7.04 g), Gallo-Belgic, cross crosslet/torc type. Cross with trifurcated ends at the center of a plain globule with a prominent rim. Rev. Small torc on a plain convex surface. BN 7374-7386. Delestrée & Tache 2539. Sills 535. Perfectly centered. A quite splendid example of a very rare variety. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 6
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Ambiani. Circa 125-100 BC. Stater (Gold, 26.5 mm, 7.06 g, 12 h), struck in what is now modern Belgium. Celticized head of Apollo to left, his hair shown as an elaborate, tapestry-like pattern that takes up most of the flan. Rev. Deconstructed version of Nike driving a chariot to left; with a rosette below horse and some uncertain symbols to left. ABC 4 (this coin depicted). Castelin 281 var. De la Tour 7886 var. Delestrée & Tache 65. Scheers 63. Sills class 3b, 33e & pl. 9, 290 (this obverse die). Well centered on a particularly broad flan. Some marks and edge nicks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 7
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Mediomatrici. Late second century BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 15 mm, 1.95 g, 5 h), "au Pégase" type, from the Rhine valley. Beardless male head to right. Rev. Pegasus flying to right; behind and below, triangular group of three pellets; below foreleg, star of six pellets; in exergue, pseudo-legend of pellets. Castelin 491-496. Delestrée & Tache 108. Depeyrot VII, 111. Flesche 253. Sheers, series 23, 149-150. Well-struck, well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 8
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Veliocassi. End of 2nd century - 50 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 6.40 g, 2 h), "à l'astre" series, probably struck during Caesar's Gallic Wars, c. 58-50 BC. Stylized and celticized male head to right. Rev. Celticized horse running to left; above and below, multi-rayed star. De la Tour 7234. Delestrée & Tache 265. Scheers, series 25, 159. Particularly sharp and appealing. Die break on the reverse. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 9
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Arverni. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 7.40 g, 1 h). Laureate male head to left. Rev. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving horse to right; below, lyre. Castelin 458 (same dies). De la Tour 5281 var. (horse to left). Delestrée & Tache 3374-3376. With a striking, well-centered, portrait-like male head. Struck on a somewhat tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 10
CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii. 2nd century BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 7.22 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, in a rather rude Celtic style. Rev. Deconstructed charioteer driving biga to left; below, two superimposed parallel lines with pellets at their ends; before to left, empty triangle. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 11, 67-68. Castelin -. Flesche -. HMZ 1.8. A very rare type. A lovely example, somewhat sharply struck and with both sides well-centered. Minor flan cracks and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 11
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’Glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 13 mm, 1.41 g). Almost obliterated celticized male head, with large eye still visible. Rev. Cross within an empty concave surface. De la Tour 9454. Dembski 464. Kastelin 1085. Kellner type V A 2158. Rare and nicely centered. Some minor edge splits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Early 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.11 g), early imitation 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, YE monogram. Dembski 968. Flesche -. OTA 14/4. Rare. Well-struck and attractive, with a purplish patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 13
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe, circa 1st Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 2.41 g, 12 h), struck in imitation of a drachm of Alexander. Deconstructed head of Herakles to right. Rev. Heavily celticized depiction of Zeus seated left on a throne, holding a curved scepter in his left hand and, with his right, an uncertain creature that looks like a seahorse; below left, amphora. BMC 217. Dembski 1463-1464 var. Lukanc pl. 5, 66. OTA 578/3. Pink 578. Cf. Price 13 for prototype. Very rare. Very minor scratches or graffiti on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 14
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Imitations of Thasos, 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.73 g). Completely deconstructed wreathed head of Dionysos to right (the snake-like item with a curlicue at the end is the remains of the god's hair, and is above his large, circular eye). Rev. Curiously formed figure of Herakles standing facing, holding a club and a lion's skin, which have been transformed into a tasseled muffler-like object; around, legend transformed into dots. Lukanc pl. 145, 1651-1652 (very similar obverses, and pl. 160, 1827 (nearly the same dies, but obverse illustrated upside-down); all three examples from the museum in Plovdiv). OTA Class V. An extraordinarily deconstructed and stylized piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 15
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.63 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; to right, two monograms, arranged vertically. Depeyrot 37/6. LT 956. Clear and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 16
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.69 g, 4 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 open jaws and upraised right forepaw; below, Λ; in exergue, AΘ. Depeyrot 44/4. LT 1112. Very well-struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 17
APULIA. Luceria. Circa 217-212 BC. Quincunx (Bronze, 32 mm, 32.15 g). Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; in upper quarter, five pellets (= denomination mark); in bottom quarter, L; all on a slightly convex, circular, background. Rev. Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; all on a slightly convex, circular, background. HN III 677a. ICC 345. SNG France 1345. Thurlow & Vecchi 281. A very sharp cast in high relief and with an attractive, grey-green patina. Casting fault on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 18
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.66 g, 3 h). Ephebe, nude, holding a small round shield and a lance with his left hand and the reins with his right, preparing to vault from a horse cantering to left, his left leg hanging down and his right knee on the horse's back; below horse, ⊣. Rev. ΤΑΡΑ-Σ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding crested Corinthian helmet in his outstretched right hand and resting his left hand on the dolphin's back; below, waves. Fischer-Bossert 653 k (this coin). HN III 876. SNG Lockett 165 (same dies). Vlasto 437 ff. An attractively toned and well-centered example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 19
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.99 g, 9 h). Helmeted ephebe, nude, holding a small round shield and a lance with his left hand and the reins with his right, riding to right; below horse,⊣. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kotyle in his outstretched right hand and resting his left hand on the dolphin's back; below, Π above waves. Fischer-Bossert 674 (V257/R523). HN III 878. Vlasto 448. An attractive lightly toned example, struck from particularly artistic dies. Traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 20
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g). Scallop shell. Rev. Dolphin swimming to right; above, kerykeion to right; below, ⊣. HN III 979. Vlasto cf. 1548 ff. Sharp and clear. Some slight roughness and minor bang on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 21
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.93 g), circa 315 BC. Nude rider on horse rearing to right, holding the reins with his left hand and raising his right in salute; below horse's belly, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, extending his right hand to left and holding a palm branch with his left; below dolphin, ΣΥΜ; in field to right, crested Corinthian helmet. Fischer-Bossert 806 (d = Vlasto 652 same dies). HN III 941. Bright, clear and attractive. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 22
CALABRIA. Tarentum. 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.56 g, 5 h). On the left, Nike standing facing, turned slightly to the right to grasp the reins and head of a galloping horse ridden to the left by an ephebe, nude but for his helmet, who holds the reins with his right hand and two javelins and a shield in his left. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras (Phalanthos) astride dolphin to left, partially kneeling on his right knee, propped on the dolphin's back behind the fin, and extending his left leg downwards, stretching out his right hand to left and holding, in his left, a small shield inscribed E; in field to left, ZOP; below, waves. HN III 963. SNG ANS 1056. Vlasto 679-680. Very attractively toned and well-struck. Traces of corrosion on the reverse below the toning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 23
CALABRIA. Tarentum. 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.64 g, 10 h), Eu..., Sostratos and Poly.... Warrior, nude but for his crested helmet, riding horse galloping to right, holding round shield, two lances and the reins in his left hand, and a downwards pointing spear in his right; behind, ΕΥ; below, ΣΩΣΤΡ / ΑΤΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding wreath-bearing Nike in extended right hand, and cornucopiae in his left; in field to right, vertical thunderbolt; to left, ΠΟΛΥ. HN III 1001. SNG ANS 1084 ff. Vlasto 713 ff. Attractively toned and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 24
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.29 g, 3 h). Kantharos, with a pellet above, to left and to right. Rev. Kantharos with a pellet above; to left, ΔA; to right, filleted thyrsos. HN III 1076. SNG ANS -. Vlasto 1636. A scarce variety. Toned and clear. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 25
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.97 g, 2 h), circa 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with Skylla hurling a rock to right; in field to right, [ΕΥ]. Rev. ⊢ΗΡΑ[ΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Herakles standing facing, his torso turned to right, grappling with the Nemean lion; between his legs, skyphos; to left, club and magistrate's name ΑΠΟΛ. HN III 1378. SNG ANS 66. Work 47. A bright, sharply struck and very attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 26
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.92 g, 12 h), circa 360-350. Head of Athena, three-quarters facing and turned slightly to the right, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet. Rev. [⊦]ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙ[ΩΝ] Herakles standing facing, turned slightly to the right, grappling with the Nemean lion; to left, at Herakles' feet, bow and club. HN III 1375. Jameson 238. Work 22. Very rare. Clear and bright. Some very minor cleaning scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 27
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.70 g, 7 h), very possibly either a contemporary imitation or struck from dies cut by a mint apprentice learning from a master engraver. Head of Nike to right, looking downwards, wearing a diadem ornamented with upright olive leaves and a triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠ Ear of grain; in field to right, pear. Jameson 303 (this coin) = Gillet 166 (this coin) = Noe 489a (this coin). A very rare, perhaps unique, nicely toned and elegant coin with a most unusual head of Nike; and with a pedigree to the collections of Charles Gillet, Robert Jameson and Sir Arthur Evans. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 4750 CHF
Lot 28
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.88 g, 7 h), signed by the Kal... engraver. Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝ Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, ΚΑ[Λ] and poppy head. HN III 1558. Johnston A6.2. SNG ANS 412 var. Very rare with the poppy on the reverse. Nicely toned, and with a majestic head of Zeus, very well-struck. Traces of corrosion under the toning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 29
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.82 g), signed by the Kal... engraver. Youthful head of Dionysos, three-quarters facing to left; in field behind head, ΚΑ[Λ]. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; on top of leaf, snake coiled to right; below to left, ΦΙΛ[ΟΞ]. HN III 1559 = Johnston A6.6 = Gulbenkian 70 = Jameson 290, and Kunstfreund 180 (all same dies). Of great rarity, one of about six examples known. With a magnificent, sensitive depiction of the youthful Dionysos. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 30
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.94 g, 9 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, lion’s head to right. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; above leaf, vertical club with head below; below leaf, ΑΜΙ. HN III 1575. Johnston cf. B 2.2. SNG ANS 434 (same dies). Lightly toned, sharp and attractive with an elegant head of Leukippos. Minor marks, struck on a slightly tight flan and with a very minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 31
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.83 g, 9 h). 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; to right, on leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑ[Χ]. HN III 1581. Johnston C1.4. Attractive, clear and struck on a broad flan. Traces of careful cleaning and minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.81 g, 5 h), Atha.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, pair of tongs above AΘA. HN III 1583. Johnston Class C, 4.11. A well struck, lightly toned example of excellent style and good silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 33
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.90 g, 2 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below chin, ΔΩΡΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston C5.1. SNG ANS 452. A lovely, sharp example with an attractive toning. Minor traces of corrosion and cleaning marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.96 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; in field to left, arm with open hand. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; on leaf, sphinx kneeling to right. HN III 1615. Johnston D5.5. An extremely rare late variety. Very nicely toned and with very unusual symbols. Minor flan break, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 35
LUCANIA. Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 7.96 g, 12 h). ΠΟΜΕ Poseidon striding to right, brandishing trident and with chlamys over his shoulders. Rev. ΠΟΜΕ (retrograde) Bull standing left on ground line. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 651 (same dies). An attractive and well-preserved stater of Poseidonia, toned, well-struck and well-centered on a broad flan, and with a figure of Poseidon shown in a particularly elegant early classical style. Very lightly crystalized surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 370 BC. Distater (Silver, 27 mm, 15.40 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing 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, his head bent round towards the viewer; in exergue, [fish to right]. HN III 1804. Noe D 12 (b = SNG ANS 961 same dies). An impressive toned piece, very sharply struck on a broad flan and, despite some problems, very attractive. Has been expertly cleaned. With a very serious die break on the obverse, on the back of Athena's head, and a minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 37
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 7.68 g, 1 h), circa 350 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla facing right and holding a trident with her right hand. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΝΥΣ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1790. SNG ANS 1054. Nicely centered on a broad flan, an attractive coin with a fine style head of Athena. Traces of cleaning and with the start of the usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 38
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.07 g, 2 h). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a daimon (obscured by a die fault) running to right on his outstretched left arm. Rev. ΚΑVΛ (retrograde) Stag standing to right; to right, laurel branch. HN III 2046. Noe, Caulonia 92. SNG Copenhagen 1712. Attractively toned and well-struck. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 39
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.68 g, 6 h), circa 340s BC. ΚΡΟΤΟΝΙΑ - ΤΑΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his long hair streaming down the back of his neck. Rev. Infant Herakles (Herakliskos) seated facing, his head turned to left, strangling two snakes, holding one in each hand. Gulbenkian 133 (same reverse die). HN III 2157. Jameson 433. Kraay ACGC 637. Kraay & Hirmer 271. SNG ANS 386. SNG Lloyd 618. A beautifully toned coin of splendid late classical style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 40
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.55 g, 12 h), circa 340s BC. ΚΡΟΤΟΝΙΑ - ΤΑΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his long hair streaming down the back of his neck. Rev. Infant Herakles seated facing, strangling two snakes. HN III 2157. Jameson 433. Kraay & Hirmer 271. SNG ANS 386. SNG Lloyd 618. A coin of fine and elegant style. Has been expertly cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 41
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.58 g, 7 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes; in field to right, Β. Rev. ΚΡΟΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Gulbenkian 131 (same dies). HN III 2169. Kraay & Hirmer 270 = de Luÿnes 728 (same dies). SNG ANS 375 (same dies). Very rare. A splendid piece, of fine late classical style, nicely struck and centered. With the usual die break on Hera's neck, some traces of corrosion and cleaning, and with a minor grafitto on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 42
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.31 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair falling in long curls down the back of his neck. Rev. ΚΡΟ Tripod with tall handles; in field to left, filleted laurel branch. HN III 2177. SNG ANS 389 ff. Clear, sharp, and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 43
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 7.77 g, 4 h), Alliance issue with Temesa. ϘΡΟ ΤΕ (retrograde) Tripod. Rev. ϘΡΟ (retrograde) Crestless Corinthian helmet to right. HN III 2122. SNG ANS 448 (same dies). Very rare. Rough surfaces with some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 44
BRUTTIUM. Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 1 h). Head of the nymph Terina to left, wearing ampyx, simple torque and a necklace of pendants; around, olive wreath. Rev. ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ Nike seated left on a large hydria, holding a wreath in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left. Holloway & Jenkins 14. HN III 2575. Kunstfreund 75 (same dies - prior to the die break). Regling 13 (K/λ). Very attractively toned and with a splendid, serene, classical head of Terina, despite the serious die break over her ear. Die break on the obverse and with a slightly double-struck reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 45
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 8.88 g, 12 h). ΑΚΡΑ Eagle standing left with folded wings. Rev. Crab; below, crestless Corinthian helmet to left; all within circular incuse. SNG ANS 946-7. Westermark 201. Attractively toned and well-struck. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 46
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.76 g, 1 h). Head of Silenos to left, balding, with an animal ear, and a long beard extending through the dotted border. Rev. ΚΑΤ - ΑΝΕ Winged thunderbolt. Boehringer, Kataneische Li.2. Jameson 536. Rizzo pl. IX, 16. Rare, nicely toned and with a powerful, finely engraved head of Silenos. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 47
SICILY. Leontinoi. Circa 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.68 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Λ Ε / Ο Ν Upright grain of barley. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 43. Numismatica Ars Classica 72, 2013, 318 (same dies). SNG ANS 263. A splendid example with a wonderful head of Apollo. Toned and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 48
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.61 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. VΕ-ΟΝΤΙΝΟ-Ν Lion’s head with open jaws to right; above, below and to right, barley grain; to left, tripod. Boehringer 33. SNG ANS 232 var. A lovely, toned coin with a particularly elegant early classical head of Apollo. Some very minor surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 49
SICILY. Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 336-330 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.46 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left; below chin, pellet; behind Apollo's neck, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. (ZIZ) Pegasos flying to left; in exergue, here off the flan, inscription. Calciati 8 Ds1. SNG ANS 555 var. Very rare. With an elegant head of Apollo and a lovely green patina. Reverse partially misstruck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Lot 50
SICILY. Piakos. Circa 400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.56 g, 9 h). ΠIAKINO - Σ Head of nymph to right, wearing ampyx, sphendone, earring and necklace. Rev. ΑΔΡΑΝΟ[Σ] Bull butting to right; in exergue, here barely visible, fish swimming to right. Campana 4. Jenkins, Coinages, pl. VII, 3. Very rare. A coin of splendid style, struck from very well engraved dies, and with a lovely dark patina as found. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY. Stiela. Circa 415-400 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 8 mm, 0.36 g, 9 h). Laureate head of a river god left; to left, water plant. Rev. ΣΤΙ Forepart of a bearded man-headed bull to left. Campana, Stiela 5. De Luÿnes 1141. SNG ANS 1367. Very rare. Of remarkably fine workmanship for such a small coin. Dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 52
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.11 g, 3 h), c. 440 BC. Bearded charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos swimming to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ 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 to left. Boehringer 602.1 (this coin,V296/R408) = Nanteuil 342. SNG ANS 195-197. Toned, and with a particularly appealing head of Arethusa. Edge break from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.27 g, 7 h), c. 430 BC. Bearded charioteer driving quadriga slowly to right, holding goad in his left hand and reins in his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing broad headband fastened above her ear, double-spiral earring and simple necklace, with her hair bound up behind her head under the headband and curling up behind. Boehringer 631 (V319/R434). SNG ANS 201 (same dies). A lovely, lightly toned and sharply struck coin – even Arethusa's eyelashes are clearly visible. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.25 g, 12 h), signed by Eumenes on both the obverse and the reverse, c. 400 BC. Quadriga galloping to left with its driver, holding the reins with both hands and a goad in his right, crowned by Nike, flying to right above, with a wreath held in both of her hands; in the exergue, ΕVΜΗΝΟV. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ (the Ν retrograde) Head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound tightly around her head, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple necklace with a pendant; behind her head, EVMHN - OV; around head, four dolphins, three swimming clockwise to left and one, on the left, swimming clockwise downwards to right. FB/Tudeer 23. SNG ANS 258 (these dies). Rare, attractively toned, with a pleasing, albeit stern, head of Arethusa and with fully legible signatures on both sides. Nearly extremely fine/extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.33 g), struck circa 405-400. Head of the nymph Arethusa to left, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; to right, behind Arethusa's neck, olive sprig. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ Dolphin swimming to right above shell. CNS 24. SNG ANS 420. Well-struck and attractive, with a green patina. With the remains of the original casting spur and with some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 29 mm, 32.70 g, 8 h), possibly signed by an unidentified engraver, K.... ΣYPA Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with a laurel wreath. Rev. 8 rayed sea-star between two dolphins swimming upwards; in field to left, below dolphin's dorsal fin, tiny letter K. Calciati 62 var. HGC 2, 1436 var. SNG ANS 455-469 var. (but none known with the Κ on the reverse). An apparently unknown and unpublished variety with the letter in the reverse field. Clear, with a noble head of Athena, and with an attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 57
SICILY. Syracuse. Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. Litra (Silver, 19 mm, 4.85 g, 7 h). Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ / ΣΩ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and the reins in her left, driving biga galloping to right. Burnett, Enna 42a = Jameson 896. SNG Lloyd 1570 (same dies). Rare. Nicely toned. Lightly corroded surfaces under the toning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 58
SICILY. Tauromenion. Campanian mercenaries, 354/3-344 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.49 g, 6 h). Horse galloping right, bridle hanging loose. Rev. Monogram of ΤΑ combined with ΚΑΜ within olive wreath with ties to left. Campana (Kampanoi) 1. Rare. Well struck and centered, and attractively toned. Some very minor surface roughness. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY. Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 350/340-330 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.45 g, 12 h). Head of Kore to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pendant earring and simple necklace. Rev. Horse walking to left, before date palm. Jenkins Series 2a, 71 (this coin cited). Nicely toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 60
ISLANDS OFF SICILY, Lipara. Circa 425 BC. Hexas (Bronze, 23 mm, 15.76 g, 2 h). Bearded head of Aiolos to right, wearing pilos. Rev. ΛΙΠ with large pellet above and below. Calciati 6/2. Manganaro, Vittoria 100bis-25. SNG Copenhagen 1087. Boldly struck and most attractive with a very dark green patina. Edges uncleaned as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 61
CARTHAGE. First Punic War. Circa 264-241 BC. Trihemistater (Electrum, 20 mm, 11.01 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain ear wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right; above, radiate sun disc flanked by two uraei. Jenkins & Lewis 413. Rare. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 62
THRACE. Abdera. Circa 375/3-365/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 11.11 g, 3 h), Pausanias. ΕΠΙ / ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΩ Griffin seated to left, right forepaw raised. Rev. ΑΒΔΗΡΙ / ΤΕΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Jameson 1045 = May, Abdera 476a (A 314/P 380, this coin). A lovely, well centered and toned piece of excellent style. Some minor scuffs and scratches on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 63
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.61 g, 6 h). Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝ[Ι] Goat standing to right; to right, kerykeion; all inside a linear frame within an incuse square. May, Abdera Group XXXI, cf. 259 (obverse A 159 / reverse similar to P 165). An impressive piece: struck in high relief and with a masterful, almost cruel head of Hermes in fine classical style. Some very minor die rust on the obverse and a very light double strike on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.77 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 -. But see Nomos 15, 2017, 51 (same dies). Nicely toned and well-struck on a very broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 65
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490-485 BC. 1/8 Stater (Silver, 10 mm, 1.00 g). Goat kneeling right on pelleted ground line, his head turned back to left; above and to right, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 59ff (As Aigai). SNG Copenhagen 31. Toned, very well struck in high relief, and very well centered. Some very minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 66
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Siris. Circa 500-490 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 9 mm, 1.29 g). Nude satyr seated right with his knees up before him; to left and right, pellet. Rev. Diagonally divided incuse square. SNG ANS 971-973. Svoronos pl. VIII, 13-17. Toned, boldly struck and in high relief: an attractive piece. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 67
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.95 g). Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised to right; above, Θ to the right of the bull's horn; below bull, base of pellets between plain lines; in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Cf. Desneux 70. Tselekas Period C, Class VII, Group 19. Sharply struck and attractive. Small test cut on the reverse with corresponding flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 68
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 400-358 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 13.91 g, 11 h), c. 370 BC. Lion to right, attacking a bull kneeling to left with upraised head; in exergue, in tiny letters, ΑΛΕ. Rev. ΑΚΑ - Ν - ΘΙΟ - Ν Quadripartite square with granulated surfaces; all within shallow incuse square. Desneux 141. Cf. Tselekas 383-384 (O 328 /R -). Attractive, well-centered, and with a very well-made lion. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 69
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 14.43 g, 1 h), Olynthos, c. 420-417. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ /ΚΙΔ /ΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement Group A, but these dies unknown. See MCD 4, 15 November 2018, 22 (same dies but in inferior condition). Extremely rare, the second, and best, example known. With a splendid head of Apollo, struck in high relief. Die break in Apollo's hair, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 70
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.08 g, 6 h), Olynthos, Am..., 412-410. Laureate head of Apollo to left, some strands of hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ/ΚΙΔ/ΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; in tiny letters, on left and right uprights, Α - Μ. BMFA 577 (same dies). Robinson & Clement 16 (A14/P15). Toned and with an elegant head of Apollo. Some porosity and minor scrapes and scuffs, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 71
MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 450 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.19 g). Lion seated to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail form. H. Bloesch, Die Löwen von Skione, SNR 38 (1957), p. 10 and pl. 1, 12 (possibly same dies). Extremely rare. With a powerful and ferocious lion. Some minor marks and with an obverse struck on a short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 72
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.42 g, 6 h), Hera.... Youthful, beardless, head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ Tripod with three tall rings ornamented with fillets; above, laurel branch to right; to left, club upwards; in exergue, ΗΡΑ. Bellinger 21. Weber 1990. Very rare. A superb piece, fresh, sharp and with a head of Herakles of splendid late classical style. Very small die break on the obverse and minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 73
MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 13 mm, 2.24 g, 10 h). Satyr crouching to left, holding, with both hands, a wine amphora with fluted sides that is tipped towards him, and into which he looks. Rev. Τ - Ε Goat standing right on ground line; all within incuse square. BMC 9. De Luÿnes 1548. Hardwick group VI, pl. 29, 17. SNG Copenhagen 342. Traité II 1044 and pl. CCCXVIII, 11. Extremely rare. Well struck and clear. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 74
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.64 g, 12 h), Pella, c. 340-328 or c. 336-328. 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 340 ff. An attractive piece, struck on a broad flan. Reverse very slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.39 g), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, 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 531 (same dies). SNG ANS 450 (same dies). Well-struck and attractive. Some die wear on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 76
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.20 g, 12 h), Damascus, 330-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, ΑΡ Χ; below throne, between struts, five globules in the form of a Λ; below bottom strut, ΔΑ. Price 3200 var (four globules). Attractive and bright. A very rare early issue from Damascus, especially with the five globules under throne. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 4 h), Lampsakos, c. 328-323. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, his feet on a footstool, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; below throne, monogram of ΔIO. ADM II Series V. Price 1355. A very attractive coin of excellent style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g, 7 h), Amphipolis. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, rooster standing left. Price 79. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.32 g, 12 h), Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. ADM I Series I. Price 2090. A very attractive, toned and well-struck example. Reverse die slightly worn, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.24 g, 8 h), Myriandos, 325-323. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, ankh monogram; below throne, monogram of ΜΙ. Newell, Myriandros 20, obv. die IX. Price 3221. Well-struck, well-centered and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.29 g, 4 h), Pella, circa 325-315. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated to left on throne with his feet on a footstool, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, rose with bee alighting right atop its petals. Price 206. SNG Berry 204. SNG Copenhagen 209. A very attractive, lightly toned example. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 925 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 9 h), struck during the reign of Philip III, Amphipolis, c. 322-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Athena Promachos standing to right. Price 109. Troxell, Studies, Issue G2 var. Clear and bright. With an unusual legend arrangement. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.23 g, 1 h), Amphipolis, struck under Philip III, c. 320-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, grain ear; under throne, Π. Price 122. Attractive and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 84
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 2 h), Amphipolis, c- 315-294. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, Λ over race torch; below throne, kerykeion. Price 487. A beautiful, very well-struck and toned example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 85
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.15 g, 5 h), under Seleukos I Nikator, Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, 305-295. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on high-backed throne, his feet on a footstool, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, crested Corinthian helmet to left; below throne, monogram. Price 3782. With a noble, high relief head of Herakles and an elegant representation of Zeus. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.11 g, 12 h), Tyre, struck under Demetrios I Poliorketes, 301/0-295/4. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left and under the throne, monogram. Price 3537. Sharp and clear. Some very minor pitting on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 87
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.18 g, 4 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, his feet on a footstool, 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 marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 88
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.74 g), struck under the ministers Hermias and Zoilos during the Third Macedonian War, on the Rhodian standard, from an uncertain mint in Thessaly, c. 171/0. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. EPMIAΣ Rose with bud to right; flanking the stem, Z - Ω . Price, Larissa, pl. LV, 247. SNG Keckman 795. Very nicely toned. Minor scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 89
THESSALY, Thessalian League. 470s-460s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.89 g, 11 h). Forepart of a horse to right. Rev. ΦΕ - ΤΑ (retrograde) Barley grain within lozenge-shaped incuse square. BCD II, 12-13 var. A nice, clear and lightly toned example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 90
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 460-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.12 g, 1 h), Xan.... ΧΑ-Ν (retrograde) Youthful Hero (Thessalos) walking to right, nude but for cloak and petasos tied over his shoulders, holding, with both hands, a band around the head of a bull rushing to right. Rev. Κ-RΑ (retrograde) Bridled horse trotting to left, reins trailing on the ground; behind, trident; all within shallow incuse square. BCD I, 1079 and II, 109 var. (same obverse die). CNG eSale 290, 33 (same dies). A very rare variety. Well-centered and toned. Some striking slippage, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 91
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 370 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 5.96 g, 2 h). ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ Bull leaping to right. Rev. Thessalian horseman, wearing tunic, chlamys and petasos, holding a lance in his right hand and the reins in his left, riding a horse galloping to right; all within a very shallow circular incuse. BCD II, 186 (this coin). BMC p. 29, 54 and pl. V, 13. Traité IV, 698, pl. CCXCVIII, 9. Very rare, especially in such fine condition. Nicely toned and very well centered. A few minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 92
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 370 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.18 g, 9 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the right and wearing an ampyx. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Horse feeding to right, with straight legs. BCD II, 380.18 (same dies). Lightly toned, clear and well-struck. Some very minor flattening on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 93
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.19 g). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ - ΣΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right, with curly tail. Gulbenkian 475. Jameson 1092. Nanteuil 843 (this coin). Weber 2848 (this coin). An attractive coin, nicely toned and struck on an oval flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 94
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 5.91 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet, adorned with a tendril and a griffin bounding to right, and with lowered cheek pieces; behind neck, Ε. Rev. Φ-Α / Ρ-Σ Thessalian cavalryman riding horse galloping to right, wearing Thessalian helmet, chlamys and chiton, and brandishing a lagobolon with his right hand. BCD 1291 (same dies). Lavva 163 (V76/R96, same dies). Toned, attractive and clear. Some roughness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Lot 95
THESSALY. Skotussa. Circa 465-460 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.45 g, 1 h). Head and neck of bridled horse to right. Rev. ΣΚ - Ο Sprouting barley grain; all within a shallow circular incuse. Apparently unpublished and unknown, but see the equally unknown obol with these types, Triton XV, 2012, 732. Of great rarity. Toned. Rough surfaces as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 580 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 96
THESSALY. Skotussa. Circa 465-460 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 6.05 g). Forepart of a horse to left. Rev. ΣΚ - Ο Barley grain; shown vertically in a lozenge-shaped incuse square. BCD 729 (same obverse die). BMFA 928. Clear and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 97
THESSALY. Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.99 g, 7 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ϟ-KO Forepart of bridled horse walking right, led on its rein. BCD II 735.2 (same dies). Very rare, with a rather archaizing and impressive head of Herakles. Slightly rough surfaces as usual, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 98
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.78 g, 9 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. Τ - Ρ - Ι - Κ Forepart of bridled horse to right; all within very shallow incuse circle. BCD II, 781. 1 (this coin). Lightly toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 99
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.91 g, 9 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, but facing front; twisting, with both hands, a band around the head of the forepart of a bull, rushing to right. Rev. Τ - ΡΙ - ΚΚ - Α - Ι - ΩΝ (partially retrograde) Forepart of horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD II, 781.3 (this coin). BMFA 933 (same dies). A stylistically very intriguing coin; toned, attractive and quite rare. With an obverse showing an action scene that is clearly reminiscent of the turning motions found on the Parthenon Frieze. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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