nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 100
ISLANDS OFF THESSALY, Skiathos. Circa 350-344 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.26 g, 1 h). Male head wearing taenia to left. Rev. ΣΚΙ /ΑΘΙ Kerykeion. BCD 1366. BCD II, 806. Rogers 573. Unusually sharply and boldly struck, and with a fine, dark, blackish-green patina. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 101
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 196-27 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 6.27 g, 1 h), Nikokrates, Philoxenides and Petraios. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath; behind, ΝΙΚΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; to right, palm branch; above spear, ΦΙΛΟΞ-ΕΝΙΔΟΥ; in exergue, ΠΕΤΡΑΙΟΣ. BCD 1388. Klose p. 350, S = SNG Copenhagen 298. A very attractive, well-struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 102
KINGS OF ILLYRIA. Monounios, circa 300-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.49 g, 2 h), Dyrrhachium. Cow standing right, her head turned back to left to suckle her calf, kneeling left beneath her; above, boar's jawbone to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΟΝΟΥΝΙΟΥ Double stellate pattern in the form of a square within a double linear border; to left, spear head upwards; to right, club upwards; all within a linear circle. BMC 1 (same dies). S. Gjongecaj, “Le Trésor de Kreshpan (Albanie)”, RN 153 (1998), Emission 4, 203 (same dies). Maier 87. Very rare variety without the city name. Well-struck, bright and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 103
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.70 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ - Ε The infant Herakles seated facing, nude and with his head turned to right, strangling two serpents; in field to left, bow; in field to right, club. BCD Boiotia 455 (this coin), Gulbenkian 503, and SNG Copenhagen 303 (all struck from the same reverse die). Rare. Toned. Some surface roughness under the toning, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 104
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.17 g, 3 h). Boeotian shield; horizontally on upper half of the shield, club to left. Rev. [Θ] - Ε Head of Dionysos to right, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 436 (same reverse die). Toned and with an impressive and noble head of Dionysos. Uncleaned as found and with three bankers' marks on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 105
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 485/480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.26 g), 482-480. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and circular earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, olive sprig with two equal leaves; all within incuse square. Asyut Group V, a = Seltman Group C, and cf. 60. Cf. Svoronos pl. 2, 35. An impressive, toned example, with a surprisingly well-centered obverse. Reverse struck off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 106
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 469-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.11 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, with a small, three-pointed tail, feet close together, and head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Starr 65 = Seltman 432. Cf. Svoronos pl. 8, 21. Well-struck and well-centered. Struck on a tight flan and with some areas of flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 107
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.24 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a small palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 12, 8. A powerful, very well-struck example with an owl whose body and head are set at an angle. Some unimportant striking cracks and tiny scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 108
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.18 g, 9 h), mid 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 11, 2. A particularly lovely example, powerfully struck on a very broad flan and with a wonderful head of Athena, which has almost all of the helmet crest visible. Some striking cracks, albeit not affecting the types, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 109
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.17 g, 11 h), 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 11, 12. A particularly attractive piece, struck on a broad flan in high relief, nicely centered, and with most of the helmet crest visible. Some unimportant striking cracks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 110
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 10 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 15 ff. Bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered; a splendid example. Very minor flan crack at 3:30 on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 111
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.24 g, 5 h), later 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 14, 25. A bright, lustrous and well-struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 112
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.08 g, 3 h), later 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 15, cf. 37. A very attractive piece, toned, very well-centered on a broad flan and with a delightful head of Athena. Minor striking crack and some traces of uncleaned corrosion products behind Athena's head and on the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 113
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.24 g, 9 h), late 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 15 ff. Attractive, sharp and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 114
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.15 g). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 16, 22 ff. An attractive, toned, example. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 115
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 406/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver plated bronze, 21 mm, 14.73 g), an emergency issue, produced just before the end of the Peloponnesian War. Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 15, 12 ff. An attractive and well-preserved example of this fascinating issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 116
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 520/510-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.26 g). Sea turtle, with a thin collar and a row of dots down the carapace. Rev. “Union Jack” pattern reverse with eight segments, some partially filled up. Arnold-Biucchi, MN 33 (1988), pl. 6, 73 (this coin). Asyut Group II, a. Attractive, toned, and nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 117
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 12.25 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of line of five large pellets down the back of its shell and with two smaller ones flanking the top to form a ‘collar’. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Attractive and toned. Minor scratches on both sides and with the reverse struck off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 1850 CHF
Lot 118
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 12.50 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of line of five large pellets down the back of its shell and with two smaller ones flanking the top to form a ‘collar’. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Attractive and bold. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 119
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 12.32 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. An attractive toned example in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 120
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.40 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. Nicely toned, well-centered and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 121
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 12.22 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Nicely toned and well-centered. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. Nicely toned and well-centered. Some minor flan cracks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 122
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 5.81 g, 7 h), Ni... A-I Tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. N - I "Thin skew" incuse pattern; dolphin swimming upwards in lower left compartment of the skew. BMC 197-198. HGC 6, 445. Milbank pl. III, 6. SNG Lockett 2008. Traité III, 135, pl. CXCV, 13. Rare, well-centered, clear and attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 123
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 8.68 g). Pegasos flying right, below Ϙ. Rev. Small, helmeted, head of Aphrodite to right, wearing pearl necklace and with her hair tied in a long plait falling down the back of her neck; all within incuse square. Ravel 215 var. Nicely toned and with a wonderful head of the helmeted Aphrodite on the reverse. Obverse very slightly off-center and with Peagaos's head slightly falt, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 124
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.66 g, 12 h). Ϙ Pegasus flying right with straight wings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, aphlaston. Pegasi 246/2. Ravel -, cf. P303/T424 var. Very rare variety. An elegant, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 125
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.58 g, 9 h). Pegasos flying left with straight wings; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet; to left, Ι; to right, behind head, Nike flying to left. BCD 111. BMC 350. Pegasi 420. Ravel 1030. Well-struck, toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 126
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.48 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaean League monogram; above, ΕΥ: to left, Α; to right, ΠΑ; below, dolphin to right; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 507. BMC 41. Clerk 70. Well-struck on a broad flan. Some flatness and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 127
LAKONIA, Achaean League. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.46 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaean League monogram with Y above, Λ - Α to left and right, and E below; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 850. HGC 5, 642. Very rare. Nicely toned and well struck. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 128
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Tegea. Circa 465-460 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.98 g, 8 h). Zeus Lykaios, seen partially from behind, seated left on low throne with swan's head on the backrest, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying left over his right. Rev. [APKADIKΟΝ], some letters legible Head of Kallisto facing, wearing hair band, earrings and a necklace, and with her hair in tight curls over her forehead, tied in a long plait at the back and then turned so that the bun is visible to her left. BCD -. Williams 178 (O.122/R.110). Extremely rare. Toned and with a most unusual facing head of a rather Archaic style. Reverse surfaces somewhat rough, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 129
CYCLADES, Naxos. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC . Didrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 7.24 g, 12 h), Eyryk(...). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. NAΞI / EYPYK Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 22 (D7/R15, this coin); Weber 4684 var (same obverse die). Very rare, the only specimen known from this magistrate. Beautifully toned and with a very strong and impressive head of Dionysos. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 130
CRETE. Gortyna. Circa 300 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.72 g, 2 h). Europa, turned half-right, seated in a plane tree, her right hand resting on a branch and extending her left to right. Rev. Bull standing to right, turning its head back to left to lick its flanks. Le Rider pl. XIII, 4-5 (same dies). Very attractively toned, and in unusually fine condition with virtually no traces of overstriking. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 131
CRETE. Gortyna. Circa 98/6-94 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.31 g, 11 h). Diademed and bearded head of Zeus or Minos to left. Rev. ΓΟΡΤΥΝΙ - ΩΝ Warrior, nude, standing facing, resting his right hand on a shield and holding a spear with his left. Svoronos, Numismatique, 143 var (differing legend break). Boldly struck, toned and with a stern and severe-looking portrait of Zeus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 132
CRETE. Gortyna. Circa 98/6-94 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.11 g, 12 h). Bearded head of Minos to right, without diadem; below neck, uncertain letter (Β ?). Rev. ΓΟΡΤ - ΥΝΙ / Β Apollo seated left on rocks, holding a bow and arrow in his left hand; around border of large pellets. Svoronos, Numismatique 176 var. (no letter on the obverse. A toned and boldly struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 133
KOLCHIS, The Caucasus Area. Later 1st century BC/1st century AD. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 6.93 g, 10 h), an imitation of a posthumous issue of Lysimachos from Byzantion, originally struck during the reign of Mithridates VI of Pontos. Stylized head of the deified Alexander the Great to right. Rev. Crude figure of Athena seated to left, holding a small standing male figure on her right hand and a transverse spear over her left shoulder; to left and right, vertical line of oblong pellets; below, serving as an exergual line, trident to left. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 18. Very rare. A sharp, well centered and attractive (for what it is). Minor scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 134
PONTOS. Amisos. Circa 250 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.78 g, 11 h), Demetrios. Draped bust of Hera to right, wearing mural crown with three towers. Rev. ΔΗ - ΜΗ / ΤΡΙΟΥ Owl, with spread wings, standing facing on shield. RG 11. SNGBM 1118-1119. Toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 135
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias I Chloros, circa 230-182 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 29 mm, 10.38 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left; on neck, uncertain circular countermark. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Helmeted and winged figure of Athena-Nike standing to left, crowning the king's name with her right hand and resting her left on a shield by her side; in field to left, monogram. RG 16. SNG von Aulock 6880. A splendid example, struck on a broad flan and with a very dark green, glossy patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 136
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6 mm, 0.55 g). Head of tunny fish to left, with staring eye and an open mouth showing teeth. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Hurter & Liewald 3.1-2. Cf. Von Fritze I, 5. Very rare. Sharp and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 137
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 400-350 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.67 g). Owl, with facing head, standing right on a tunny fish swimming to right; in field to left and right, star of four points. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsale pattern. BMFA -. SNG France -. Von Fritze 180. Toned and attractive. Struck on a slightly narrow flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 138
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.79 g, 12 h), in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, c. 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; on the outer left, bunch of grapes; on the inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG France 1618. Westermark Group V, obv. die LXXXV. Nicely toned, well-centered and with a fine portrait. Some traces of horn silver, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 139
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-133 BC. Cistophorus (Silver, 32 mm, 12.75 g, 12 h), c. 160-150. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; to left, monogram of ΠΕΡΓ; to right, eight-rayed star. Kleiner & Noe Series 12, 28e. Pinder 69. SNG Copenhagen 147. SNG von Aulock 8332. Well and clearly struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 140
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophorus (Silver, 32 mm, 12.77 g, 12 h), c. 160-150. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; to left, monogram ΠEPΓ; to right, bee flying to left, entering a rose. Kleiner & Noe Series 16, 36. A very rare symbol. Beautifully struck from fresh dies. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 141
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophorus (Silver, 30 mm, 12.72 g, 12 h), c. 160-150. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; to left, monogram ΠEPΓ; to right, hunting dog seated to left. Kleiner & Noe -, but same obverse die as Series 16, 36-a and pl. 4, 7. A lovely, sharply struck, well-centered, toned and attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 142
TROAS. Assos. 4th-mid 3rd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.24 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with olive branch on the bowl, pendant earring and necklace. Rev. ΑΣ - ΣΙ - ΟΝ Boukranion. SNG Copenhagen 226. SNG Munich 151. Clear and well-centered. Darkly toned as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 143
LESBOS. Antissa. Circa 400 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.71 g, 6 h). Youthful male head (apparently a sub-Saharan African). Rev. Club, shown vertically with the head below, dividing Α - Ν; all within lozenge-shaped incuse. Apparently unpublished and unknown. A fascinating and intriguing coin, toned and clear as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 144
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 2.57 g), circa 500. Forepart of a winged boar flying to right, with one wing above and the other below his body. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right, all incuse; behind, irregular incuse rectangle. Bodenstedt 15 a5/ε. Attractive and well struck. Die faults on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 145
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.52 g, 12 h). Female head (Artemis-Kybele?) to right, wearing a hair band with pearls over her forehead, a simple round earring, and with her bound up in a net. Rev. Male head to left (a Telchine or a Daktyl), with a curious long nose, a slit-like eye, hair bound in a net, and a slight protuberance on the forehead; all in a linear square within a shallow incuse square. BMFA 1697. Bodenstedt 68α. Very rare, and with a particularly uncommon and unexpected head on the reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 146
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 333/332 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 2.56 g, 12 h). Bare-headed and bearded male head to right, very probably the oligarch and tyrant Diogenes of Mytilene or, possibly, the Athenian general Chares. Rev. Youthful, beardless male head to right, wearing a Phrygian cap bound with a taenia or diadem with ties behind (or a satrapal headdress); all within a linear square. Bodenstedt 102.1 = Jameson 2251 = Weber 5637 (same dies). Extremely rare and of great interest. With one of the few portraits of a living person to appear on a Greek coin prior to those of the successors of Alexander. A few very minor marks on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 147
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 10 mm, 4.68 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface. Rev. Two square incuse punches of differing sizes with irregular surfaces. Karwiese, Artemision, Type I.1. Elektron I 3. SNG Kayhan 673. SNG von Aulock 7762. Traité I 11. Cf. Weidauer Group II (but this denomination unlisted). A fascinating example of one of the earliest coins struck in the Western world. Windmill sail-shaped banker's punch on the edge, otherwise, basically about as made.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 148
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 11 mm, 4.66 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Globular surface with an uncertain pattern of dots. Rev. Oblong incuse divided into two squares. Boston MFA 1749. Pozzi 2350. Rosen 253. SNG von Aulock 7761. Traité I 3 . Rare. An important document in the history of coinage, one of the earliest coins of the Western World. Tiny striking cracks and with surfaces as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 149
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. 1/24th Stater (Electrum, 5 mm, 0.62 g). Flattened striated surface. Rev. Incuse punch. SNG Kayhan 682. Cf. Weidauer 9 (hemihekte or 1/12th). Extremely rare. One of the earliest coins ever struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Unpublished as a trite!
Lot 150
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 10 mm, 4.71 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Head of an uncertain creature (lion? griffin? seal?) to left. Rev. Two square punches with irregular surfaces. Cf. Linzalone 1108 (a hekte with a creature identified as a seal). SNG Kayhan-. Weidauer-. An enigmatic and extremely rare electrum third-stater with an uncertain type from the dawn of coinage. Apparently off-center on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 151
IONIA. Uncertain, Erythrai?. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 2.32 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Rosette with central pellet and eight petals. Rev. Irregular oblong incuse. As Goldberg 21, 2003, 1558, Gorny & Mosch 211, 2013, 336, and Roma 13, 2017, 227 (all hektai). Cf. SNG von Aulock 7786 (Trite). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 152
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.66 g), Phokaic standard. Head of a lion to right, with open jaws. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished but see Roma XIII, 2017, 224 and cf. Weidauer 184 (stater). Extremely rare. A well-centered and attractive coin. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 153
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Tetartemorion or 1/48 Stater (Electrum, 5.5 mm, 0.26 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Lion's head with open jaws to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square divided by heavy lines. Unpublished, but see Pecunem 12, 2014, 267 (same dies, albeit with the obverse illustrated upside-down) and CNG 100, 2015, 1477 for a similar example, with a more developed obverse die, but struck from the same reverse punch. Very rare, and with remarkably well-made dies for such a tiny coin. It is particularly interesting that the reverse punch was used with two different obverses. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 370 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 154
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 0.63 g). Calf’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail pattern. Rosen 328. SNG von Aulock 7774. Attractive and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 155
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 11 mm, 4.72 g). Bee of primitive form. Rev. Two irregular incuse squares. Karwiese Series II.1, Type 2, 8 = Rosen 257, and CNG 100, 2015, 1443 (struck from the same obverse die and reverse punches). An extraordinary, crude piece, made at the dawn of coinage. Striking split, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 156
IONIA. Ephesos. 405/404 BC. Double Siglos (Silver, 20 mm, 11.19 g, 11 h). Σ - Υ - Ν Infant Herakles (Herakliskos) kneeling to right, strangling two snakes, which are twined around his arms, holding the neck of one in each hand. Rev. Ε - Φ / Π - Ε Bee seen from above. Hekatomnos 2, O2/R2, a = SNG von Aulock 7821 = SNG Lockett 2808 = Weber 5836(all this coin) . Very rare. Overstruck on a stater of Aegina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 157
IONIA. Herakleia ad Latmon. Circa 150-142 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.73 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet with raised ear flaps, a bowl ornamented with tendrils and Pegasos, and a visor decorated with six horse protomes, a pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ Club to right; below, owl standing facing, turned slightly to right, between two monograms; all within an oak wreath tied on the left. SNG Lockett 2824. SNG von Aulock 1977. Of truly elegant style, beautifully toned, well-centered and very well-struck on a broad flan. One of the prettiest of all the known tetradrachms of Herakleia. Some flatness of strike on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 158
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Archepolis, circa 459 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.18 g, 5 h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. Eagle flying to right within a linear border in a lozenge-shaped incuse square. As Triton X, 2007, 298. Cf. Nollé & Wenninger A 2a (obol). Toned and with an exceptionally well-engraved head of Zeus on the obverse, which manages, despite its tiny size, to display a powerful and emotive style. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 159
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.58 g). Head of a bull to left, with a dotted truncation; behind neck, seal swimming upwards (here off the flan). Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 10. Bold and well struck. Some minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 160
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.40 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing plain sakkos, dotted circular earring, and a pearl necklace. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 389-393. SNG von Aulock 1815. Of fine late archaic style with a well-centered and complete head. Some die rust in the devices, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 330 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 161
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.55 g), c. 360s. Youthful male head (Hermes?) to left, with short, curly hair; behind head, petasos. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 83. A very rare type with a very attractive head. Struck on a short flan and with a few scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 162
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 360-340 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.27 g, 6 h). Female head to left, her hair rolled up at the back. Rev. Head of a griffin to left, crest along the back of his neck; all within a linear frame. Apparently unpublished, but see Naumann 54, 2017, 131, Naumann 40, 2016, 284, and Roma May 2013, 438 for other examples of the same type, probably from the same dies. Rare. A remarkably elegant coin, toned as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 163
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 17.51 g), Euboio-Samian standard. Irregular and uncertain design, probably random. Rev. Two parallel rectangular incuses with irregular surfaces. ACGC 66 = Barron p. 15, n. 3 = Weidauer 195. Weidauer 196. Roma Auction 6, 2013, 634 (same dies). Extremely rare, one of perhaps a half dozen known examples. Well-struck and clear for what it is. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 164
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Symmachy coinage, circa 405/4 BC. Tridrachm (Silver, 11.29 g, 12 h). Σ - Υ - Ν The infant Herakles (Herakliskos, nude but for a baldric over his left shoulder, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent with each hand. Rev. Lion's mask facing; below, Σ - Α; all within shallow circular incuse. Barron 1b (this coin). BMC 129. Jameson 1528 (this coin). Kraay & Hirmer 616. Extremely rare. Attractively toned and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 54000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 165
CARIA. Mylasa. mid 6th century BC. Tetartemorion or 1/48th Stater (Electrum, 4 mm, 0.29 g, 6 h). Lion's head facing. Rev. Scorpion within shallow incuse square. SNG Kayhan 925-927. Traité II, 1, 94. Weidauer 166-167. Attractive and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 166
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Hekatomnos, circa 392/1-377/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 14.65 g), Halikarnassos. Zeus Labraundos standing right, wearing long robes; holding, with his right hand, a labrys over his right shoulder, and, in his left, a vertical staff. Rev. ΕΚΑΤΟΜΝΩ Lion at bay to right; all within shallow incuse square. Hecatomnus 2 (A1/P1, this coin). Karl 3. SNG von Aulock 2354 var. Very nicely toned, well-centered, struck on a broad flan, and unusually nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 167
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Karpathos. Poseidion. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 13.89 g, 12 h), c. 450. Two large dolphins leaping in opposing directions: the upper one to right and the lower to left; below the lower dolphin, small dolphin leaping to right; all within square, dotted border with a floral ornament in each internal angle. Rev. Two parallel incuse rectangles with irregular fields. Stephanaki, Kairos, 46-47 (D12/R15). Cf. Asyut 689-691 and BMFA 2010. Triton XVIII, 2015, 672 (same dies). Rare. Struck from a very worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 168
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 350-345 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 15.10 g, 6 h), Kidaridas. Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΚΙΔΑΡΙΔΑΣ Crab with club below; all within square border of dots. Apparently with an unpublished magistrate, but cf. Pixodarus 12 and 20 (both struck from the same obverse die, O5, but in the names, respectively, of ΘΕΟΔΟΤΟΣ and ΝΕΣΤΟΡΙΔΑΣ). Extremely rare, if not unique with this magistrate. Lightly toned, clear and well-centered. Minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 169
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Ialysos. Circa 490-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 14.17 g, 12 h). Protome of winged boar flying to left; below, astragal. Rev. [Ι]ΑΛVΣΙΟΝ (upside-down in relation to the type - and with a retrograde Ν) Head of an eagle to left; below, possible traces of a fish tail; all within incuse square. Unpublished and apparently unique. Cf. Weiss & Hurter 20-21 (same obverse die, O.9, but with a different reverse die). A fascinating coin with a very curious reverse!. Struck from a worn and damaged obverse die and with a test cut across the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 170
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 408/7-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.07 g, 12 h). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose; to right, eagle, with closed wings, standing to right on rock. Ashton 1. Bérend 11-12 var (same obverse die). Very rare. Toned and with an unusually expressive, even emotional, head of Helios. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 171
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 275-250 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.78 g), struck under the magistrate Aristolochos. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΡΙΣΤΟΛΟΧΟΣ / Ρ - Ο Rose with bud to right; to left, race torch. Ashton 181. SNG Copenhagen 759. SNG Keckman 490. SNG von Aulock 2799. Lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 172
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.58 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Eukrates. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ / ΕΥΚΡΑ - ΤΗΣ Rose with bud to right; to left, vertical thunderbolt. Ashton 214. SNG Copenhagen 754. SNG Keckman 547. Attractively toned and of excellent Hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 173
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 15.94 g, 12 h). Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. Ρ - Ο Rose; in field to left, akrostolion; to right, palm branch. BMC 317. With a dark, olive-green patina, well-centered and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 174
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Hekte (Gold, 7 mm, 1.82 g), heavy standard, Sardes, c. 560-550. On the left, forepart of a lion to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Two incuse squares, of unequal size, side by side. Berk 7. Traité I 400 = De Luÿnes 2800. Walburg Group III. Very rare. A very attractive, well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 175
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Trite (Gold, 10 mm, 2.68 g), light series, Sardes, c. 550-539. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Berk 6. BMC 36. BMFA 2074. De Luynes 2779. SNG von Aulock 8212. Rare. Very clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 176
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. 1/12 Stater (Gold, 6 mm, 0.71 g), light series, Sardes, c. 550-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Irregular incuse punch. SNG Munich 9. Walburg, SNR 70 (1981) group VI, 2-4. Very rare. Clear, well-struck and sharp. Rough surfaces and minor scratch on the bull, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 177
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. Daric (Gold, 13x16 mm, 8.36 g), Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50-1). Bold and clear. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 178
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III, circa 375-340 BC. Siglos (Silver, 13x15 mm, 5.59 g), uncertain mint in Asia, probably Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and bow in his left, quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IV C (pl. XIV, 46). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 19. Clear, well-centered and toned. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 179
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophorus (Silver, 26 mm, 12.78 g, 12 h), Dion..., c. 100-90. Cista mystica from which serpent coils; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Quiver (gorytos) entwined by two serpents; to left, ΤΡΑΛ; above, ΔΙΟΝ; to right, lyre. SNG Copenhagen 657. SNG von Aulock 3259. Toned, well-struck, and with an attractively off-center obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 180
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 166-133 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 12.16 g, 12 h), c. 150/140 BC. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; to left, monogram of ΠΑ; to right, elephant's head to right. Kleiner & Noe Series 23. SNG von Aulock 3450. Clear, attractive, nicely struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Unpublished and impressive
Lot 181
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Protodynastic Period, circa 490-430 BC. Sixth stater (Silver, 12 mm, 1.55 g, 7 h). Forepart of a boar to right. Rev. Sea turtle with collar within an incuse square lined by pellets. Apparently unpublished, but see the corresponding staters as SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 385-386 and SNG von Aulock 4072 ff. (all have segmented-shelled tortoises rather than the smooth-shelled turtle shown here). Very rare, lightly toned and with very well- and elegantly engraved types. Slightly rough surfaces and somewhat lightly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 182
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kuprilli, circa 470/60-440/35 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 8.57 g, 9 h), Telmessos. Winged male figure, Eros?, nude and with wings on his heels as well, running to right, holding long kerykeion with his upraised right hand and with his left held down to the right. Rev. ΚΟ - ΠΡ - ΛΛΕ Triskelles to left; all within a square beaded border in an incuse square. Mørkholm-Zahle 130. Traité II, 2, 303. Very rare. With a remarkable obverse figure of fine early Classical style. Struck from slightly worn dies and with somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 183
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Tnnemi, circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.46 g). Griffin seated to the left, his right forepaw raised; above, uncertain symbol; all set on a round shield. Rev. ΤΞΝ / ↑Μ / Ε Scorpion-like triskeles with two opposed legs on the left; all within square beaded border inside an incuse square. Rosen 732. Traité II, 2, 212. Very rare. Well-centered and clear. Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 184
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Teththiweibi, circa 450-430/20 BC. Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 8.55 g, 7 h), Kandyba (?). Two opposed roosters standing facing each other on ground line; between them, pellet; all on round shield. Rev. Τ-↑ΧΧ/Ε-Ϝ/↑Ε/ΒΕ Tetraskeles. Müseler V, 38. SNG Berry 1162, SNG Copenhagen 20 and SNG von Aulock 4158 var (all with a symbol on the obverse and differing legends). Very rare. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 185
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Teththiweibi, circa 450-430/20 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 8.52 g, 1 h), Kandyba. Winged lion walking to right on ground line; all on round shield. Rev. Τ-↑ΧΧ/Ε/Ϝ↑/ΕΒΕ Tetraskeles in a beaded border; all within an incuse square. Müseler V, 42. SNG von Aulock 4158 var (no monogram on the obverse). Very rare. Nicely toned and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 186
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kherei, circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 8.29 g, 8 h), c. 430-420. Two opposed roosters standing facing each other on dotted ground line; between them, monogram (M&Z 25); all on round shield. Rev. ↓↑Ρ/E Eagle with closed wings standing to left; to right, monogram (M&Z 25); all within border of dots in an incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Mørkholm & Zahle 18 (stater, but without monogram on the reverse), and 19-20 (quarter staters). Müseler -. Extremely rare. Nicely toned and most attractive. Obverse lightly struck and with a test cut at 12°, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 187
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kherei, circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 16 mm, 8.61 g, 6 h), Kandyba (?), 430. Two opposed roosters standing facing each other; all on round shield. Rev. ↓↑/ΡW/E Owl standing to left, with head facing front; all within dotted border in incuse square. Müseler VI, 2. Extremely rare. Nicely toned. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 188
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kherei, circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 8.50 g, 1 h), Tlos. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ...ΤΛΡϜΕ Gorgoneion within border of dots in a circular incuse. Jameson 2321 = Mørkholm & Zahle 50 (A14/P16, same dies). Müseler -. Extremely rare. Obverse struck from a slightly worn and broken die; reverse struck off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 189
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.90 g, 11 h), c. 450-440. Warrior, nude but for his helmet, advancing to right, holding shield and spear; between his legs, turtle. Rev. [E]Σ Τriskeles moving to right over lion prowling to left; in upper right field, turtle; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 4484 (same reverse die). With a clear obverse; struck in good silver. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Rare with lion to right
Lot 190
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.97 g, 5 h), c. 440-430. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣΠ Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to right. BMC 9. Boston MFA 2095 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock -. Traité II 869, pl. XXIII, 20 (same dies). Extremely rare and the only example without a countermark or a test cut. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 191
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.03 g, 12 h), with the words Menetys Elypha, or Menetys Elypsa on the obverse. Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, ϜͶ; in exergue, in tiny letters, ΜΕΝΕΤΥΣ ΕΛVΦ<Ψ>Α. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΙ Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left. SNG France 97-98. A clear, sharply struck and lustrous coin with an enigmatic legend. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 192
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 330/25-300/250 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 10.30 g, 12 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, ΠΩ. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΣ Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, forepart of a bridled horse to right above a Phrygian helmet to right. Tekin Series 5. Weber 7320. A rare variety with these symbols. Beautifully toned. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 193
PAMPHYLIA. Attaleia. Pseudo-autonomous, 1st century AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.25 g, 7 h). Draped bust of Poseidon to left, holding trident entwined with a dolphin. Rev. ATTA-ΛEΩN Nike advancing to right, holding wreath and palm frond. SNG France 233 (2nd-1st c. BC). A surprisingly attractive coin, with a sharp, very well-made portrait of Poseidon and a dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 194
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.74 g, 9 h). Pomegranate (Punica granatum) with remains of the blossom below; all within a dotted cable border. Rev. Head of Athena to right wearing crestless Corinthian helmet with raised visor, circular earring and pearl necklace; all within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Attractive and boldly struck. Die break on the reverse and struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
A wonderful Stater from Side
Lot 195
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 430-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 9.25 g, 1 h). Pomegranate with its stem above and flower below. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and simple necklace; above to right, olive branch; all within incuse square. Cf. SNG France 627 and SNG von Aulock 4765. A remarkably sharp example, well-struck on a broad flan, with a head of Athena engraved by a local artisan in a curious style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 196
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Circa 460s-450s BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.73 g, 9 h). 𐤀𐤓𐤄 ('RH in Aramaic) Ibex recumbent to right; all within border of dots. Rev. 𐤀𐤓𐤄 ('RH in Aramaic) City-wall with two towers; all within a border of dots in a shallow incuse square. For the coin: apparently unpublished, but see CNG 102, 2016, 572 for another example. For the city: R. H. Beal, The Location of Cilician Ura, Anatolian Studies 42, 1992, pp. 65-73. Very rare, one of half a dozen known examples. Lightly struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 197
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Circa 460s-450s BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.81 g, 9 h). 𐤀𐤓𐤄 = 'RH in Aramaic, but barely visible Winged ibex kneeling to left, its head turned back to right; all within border of dots. Rev. 𐤀𐤓𐤄 = 'RH in Aramaic Winged lion standing to right, its head turned back to left; in field to left, globe; all within border of dots in shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but cf. Traité II, 2 for a similar winged ibex. Extremely rare. Lightly toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 198
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.83 g, 8 h). Youthful male kalpe rider, holding reins in his right hand and goad in his left, sliding off horse galloping to left; below, A. Rev. ΚΕΛ Goat kneeling to the left, his head turned back to right; above goat's back, ivy leaf and berries; all within circular incuse. Casabonne type 2. Celenderis Series I, 3 var (O–/R15 [unlisted obv. die]). Cf. SNG BN 46. A fine example, free from the usual obverse die breaks. Bright, well-struck and of particularly fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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