nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 100
EUBOIA. Histiaia. Circa 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.37 g, 3 h). Head of the nymph Histiaia to right, with her hair rolled and bound with a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, wearing a drop earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΙΣΤ[Ι] - ΑΙΕΩΝ Nymph seated to right on stern of galley, holding stylis in her left hand and resting her right on the deck; on the side of the stern, seven-rayed star; below, trident to right. BCD Euboia - (cf. 413). BMC 123. HGC 4, 1525. SNG Copenhagen 530. Struck from the same dies as CNG 49 (1999) 417. Attractive, fresh, clear, nicely toned, very well-centered and struck on a broad flan. An unusually fine example of this extensive issue, quite exceptional. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 101
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.19 g, 7 h), c. 449-445. 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Starr pl. XXIII, 10. Svoronos pl. 10, 16-18. An elegant coin, perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 102
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 17.19 g, 1 h), c. 449-445. 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Starr pl. XXIII, 10. Svoronos pl. 10, 16-18. An elegant coin, nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1650 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 103
ATTICA. Athens. 440s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.24 g, 4 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 11, 5. Beautifully centered, nicely toned with some luster and of excellent style. Very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 104
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 440-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.24 g, 5 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 13, 7. A beautifully centered example, of a very restrained Classical style and with a complete helmet crest. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Rare with full crest on the flan
Lot 105
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.20 g, 5 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. 12, 21. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality. Minor flan cracks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 106
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.21 g, 1 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 13, 18. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality, with a large head of Athena, almost radiating serene calmness. Very minor striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 107
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 9 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. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. Svoronos pl. 14, 22. Carefully centered and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 108
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.23 g, 5 h), mid 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 13, 18. Bright and lustrous, struck in high relief on a very curiously-shaped flan. With an exceptionally sharp and complete owl surely struck from a brand-new die. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 109
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.22 g, 9 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 to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Lot 110
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 393-355 BC. Tritetartemorion (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.51 g, 9 h). Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. A-Θ-E framed by three crescents. HGC 4, 1668. Kroll 21b. SNG Copenhagen 58. Struck on particularly good silver, in contrary with the majority of the known examples. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 111
ATTICA. Athens. 136/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.92 g, 12 h), New style, Hera..., Aristoph... and Epistr... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendril on the bowl, and four serpents on the visor. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΗΡΑ / ΑΡΙ - ΣΤΟΦ /EΠIΣTP Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, club of Herakles downwards, with lion's skin and bow in case; on amphora, Λ (= 11th month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor's initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 339c. Bright, sharp and beautifully struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 112
ATTICA. Athens. 133/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.90 g, 11 h), New style, Polycharmos, Nikogenes and Phanokleidas. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendril on the bowl, and four serpents on the visor. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΠΟΛΥ - XΑΡΜ / ΝΙΚΟΓ / ΦΑΝΟ / ΚΛΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, winged kerykeion ; on amphora, A (= 1st month); below amphora, ΣΦ (= contractor's initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson - cf. 368 (same obverse die, but this combination of the third magistrate, month letter and contractor's initials are unlisted). Clear, sharply struck and most attractive. Very minor flatness and slightly doublestruck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 720 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 113
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.40 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of line of five large pellets down the back of its shell flanked by two smaller ones at 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, boldly struck, unusually well-centered and lightly toned. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Pedigreed back to the Pozzi Collection
Lot 114
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.96 g). Α-Ι Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided by skew-pattern into 5 compartments; Ν-Ι in the upper two and dolphin swimming upwards in the lower left. BMC 190. Milbank pl. 3, 6. Pozzi 1639 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1998. Well-centered and toned. Some minor cleaning scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 115
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 8.72 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to right, wearing a bridle and with a curved wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing her helmet raised up on the top of her head and a pearl necklace. Pegasi -. Ravel 158 (P99)/161 (T123). Rare. Very attractively toned and centered. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 116
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.59 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos, with curved wing, walking to right. Rev. ΕΥ/ΤΥ (retrograde) Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard. BMC 349 var. Pegasi 2491. Ravel 659 c (P305/T429, this coin). A lovely toned example, of fine style. Minor striking fault on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 117
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.66 g, 3 h). Ϙ Pegasos, with pointed wings, flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and a pearl necklace; behind neck, Δ and radiate facing head of Helios. BCD Corinth 100 var. BMC 289 var. Calciati 392 . Lightly toned, very attractive and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1750 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 118
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.59 g, 5 h), Ar... Ϙ Pegasos, with straight wings, flying to left. Rev. Α-Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a laurel branch and twig on the bowl; behind her neck, plow. BCD Corinth 107-8. Calciati 439. Cammann 97. HGC 1848. Ravel 1021-4. A wonderfully sharp and clear example, lightly toned. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 119
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Tegea. 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.90 g, 6 h), by the 'Paris Master'. Zeus Lykaios, seen partially from behind, seated to right on a low throne with swan’s head at the top of the backrest, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle standing right with spread wings on his right. Rev. ΑΡΚΑ-Δ-ΙΚΟΝ (retrograde) Head of Kallisto, three-quarter facing to right, wearing pendant necklace and with her hair bound with a taenia and tied in a bun at the back; all within incuse square. BCD 1713. Williams III, 2, 185. Very rare. Toned and with an attractive 3/4 facing head of Kallisto. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 120
CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 500-497/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.8 mm, 5.88 g). Goat moving to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. P. Lederer, Neue Beiträge zur antiken Münzkunde, SNR 30, 1943, 29 (this coin). Sheedy 72 (this coin). A lovely toned coin, very well-centered and with highly sculptural goat. One of the finest of all surviving drachms of Paros. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 121
CRETE. Lyttos. Circa 320-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 10.62 g, 6 h). Eagle with spread wings flying to left. Rev. ΛΥΤΤ-ION Head of boar to left, all within incuse square bordered by dots. Le Rider pl.VII, 22-23 (same obverse die, but reverse with boar's head to right). Svoronos 35, pl. XXI, 25 var. (differing inscription). Toned and well-centered; unusual with this arrangement of the ethnic. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 122
CRETE. Kydonia. Circa 320-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 11.27 g, 11 h). Head of a nymph to right, her hair rolled and tied with a vine wreath, wearing an elaborate pendant earring. Rev. ΚΥΔΩΝ The archer Kydon standing to left, stringing his bow. Dewing 1995. Le Rider pl. IX, 18 (same dies). Pozzi 1972 (same dies). Svoronos 3, pl. IX, 3 (same obverse die). Very rare. With a fine obverse portrait based on the heads found on the staters of Lokris. Areas of striking flatness, various die breaks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 123
CRETE. Polyrhenion. Circa 320-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 9.76 g, 6 h), Charisthenes. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΠΟΛΥΡΗ-ΝΙΟΝ / ΧΑΡΙΣΘΕN Bull’s head facing, with fillets hanging from its horns. Le Rider -. Svoronos p. 276, 2 and pl. XXVI, 22. An attractive piece, clear and well-struck on a very broad flan. Some striking flatness, and a scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 124
PAPHLAGONIA. Sinope. Circa 330-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.93 g, 5 h), Agreos. Head of the nymph Sinope to left, her hair in a sakkos, wearing a triple pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΣΙΝΩ Sea eagle with spread wings on dolphin swimming to left; above, ΑΓΡΕ[Ω]. BMC 11 = SNG BM Black Sea 1481-3. HGC 7, 399. RG 34. SNG von Aulock 201. Toned and attractive. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 125
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20.5 mm, 15.19 g), c. 480s-470s. Forepart of Pegasos to left, all within a wreath of vines with bunches of grapes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Electrum 8-13 and pl. I, 7-11. Boston 1582. Gulbenkian II, 678. SNG France 1110-1111. SNG von Aulock 1289. Rare. Well-struck, well-centered and clear. Usual flan cracks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 126
AEOLIS. Cyme. "Pseudo-autonomous", 2nd century AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.33 g). Draped bust of Serapis to right. Rev. ΚVΜΑ - Ι -ΩΝ Galley prow to right. BMC 125. SNG Munich 527. Sharp and with an attractive dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 127
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h). Ram's head to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Lion's head with open jaws to left; behind, rectangle divided into two squares; all incuse. BMC 10. Bodenstedt 11. HGC 6, 936. SNG Lockett 2754. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 128
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.58 g, 11 h). Head of lion with open jaws to right; dotted truncation. Rev. Head of calf to left; at truncation, miniature irregular incuse rectangle; all incuse. Bodenstedt 12. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 129
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 15 x 9 mm, 4.70 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain convex surface. Rev. Two irregular incuse square punches, side by side. SNG Kayhan 673 var. Weidauer 7 var (Hekte). Very rare, one of the earliest coins struck in Asia Minor. Minor metal faults and smoothness, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 130
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 625-600 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.49 g), Phokaic standard. Raised clockwise swastika pattern. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of swastika pattern. Rosen 314. SNG von Aulock 1777. Weidauer -. Well-struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 131
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 625-600 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.59 g), Phokaic standard. Raised clockwise swastika pattern. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of swastika pattern. For the 1/24th: BMFA 1782. Rosen 365. SNG von Aulock 1778 and 7777. Traité I 237; for the 1/48th: Traité I 238. These coins show "reverses" on both sides, and are a fascinating example of one of the earliest of all coin types. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 132
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 625-600 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 6 mm, 0.59 g), Milesian standard. Floral design resembling palmette or fleur-de-lis. Rev. Incuse square. Elektron I 33. Linzalone 1142. SNG Kayhan 1531. Traité -. Weidauer -. A very attractive example, struck in good metal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 133
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 1.33 g). Head of a lion to right, with open jaws. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Linzalone 1123. SNG Kayhan 444. Cf. Weidauer 183-184 var (staters of this type). Very rare, well-struck and well-centered, with a most attractive lion's head. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 134
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 600-550 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.59 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Miletos (?). Lion's head with open jaws to left; behind, either a crude fish- or seal-like figure with pellets below (or possibly a devolved lion's shoulder and foreleg). Rev. Incuse square with a cruciform design of four large, oblong globules, each surmounted by a pellet. Apparently unpublished, but see Bodenstedt, Phokaia 13 for a very similar, but far more stylistically able, 1/24th stater with, however a greatly differing reverse punch. For a similarly crudely, bold 1/24th, see CNG 90, 2012, 604. Possibly unique. An extraordinarily boldly designed piece, with a very powerful lion of ferocious aspect. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 135
IONIA. Uncertain mint. 600-550 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 0.63 g), Phokaic standard. Lion seated to right, with open jaws. Rev. Incuse square. CNG 97, September 2014, 215 (same reverse punch). Cf. SNG von Aulock 177 var. (hekte). A complete and well-centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 136
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 14.31 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Forepart of a bridled horse to left; in field to left, rosette; on back of head, countermark (?). Rev. Two small irregular incuse squares flanking a tall, rectangular incuse. ACGC 56. Fischer-Bossert, Horses 2 k (this coin, dies H2/H1-H3). Cf. SNG Kayhan 1, 714. Weidauer 138-139. An attractive, sharp and lightly toned example. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 137
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 600-550 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.61 g). Head of a bridled, winged horse (Pegasos?) to left, with traces of the wing on the horse's shoulder. Rev. Irregular incuse square with a roughly cruciform pattern. BMC Ionia, p. 11, 53. Fischer-Bossert 25 (P23/P23, same dies). Unusually well preserved and clear, a superb piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 138
IONIA. Ephesos. Phanes, circa 625-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14X10.5 mm, 4.71 g). ΦΑΝΕΟΣ (retrograde in archaic letters) Stag grazing to right, with its body ornamented with a lozenge pattern reminiscent of the filling ornaments found on contemporary East Greek painted pottery. Rev. Two irregular square incuses, each ornamented with raised intersecting lines. ACGC 54. Kraay & Hirmer 585. SNG München 14. Weidauer 40. Very rare. Clearly struck and most pleasing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 44000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 139
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 180-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 12.71 g, 12 h), c. 166-160. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, EΦΕ; to right, head of Artemis to right. Kleiner & Noe Series 3, 5. SNG Copenhagen 306 (same obverse die). An extremely rare early cistophorus; Noe recorded only two examples, in the ANS and in Copenhagen. Well-struck, sharp and toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 140
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 123-119 BC. Stater (Gold, 22 mm, 8.49 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing stephane, necklace of pearls and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. Ε-Φ Statue of the Artemis of Ephesos facing, with her hands outstretched to left and right; in each hand, a long fillet hanging downwards to her feet; to right, between her body and the vertical fillet, thymiaterion. Jenkins, Hellenistic, pl. B, 6 = BM 1896,0601.67 = Montagu I 567 (same dies). Münzen und Medaillen 41, 1970, 191 (same dies). Rare. Clearly struck on a broad flan. Struck from lightly worn and slightly rusty dies, as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 141
IONIA. Herakleia ad Latmon. Circa 150-142 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.78 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet, with raised ear flaps, a bowl ornamented with tendrils and Pegasos, and a visor decorated with five horse protomes, a triple-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 1976-7. Of truly elegant style, toned, well-centered and very well-struck on a broad flan. One of the prettiest of all the known tetradrachms of Herakleia. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 142
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 125-120 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.51 g, 12 h), Euphemos, son of Pausanias. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ Nike standing right in biga with horses galloping to right, she holds a whip in her right hand and the reins in her left. Nomos 15, 2017, 151 (same dies, otherwise unpublished). Very rare. Attractive and clear. Struck from very slightly rusty dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Plate coin in Hilbert!
Lot 143
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 560-545 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19.5 mm, 14.09 g, 9 h). Lion seated to left, his head turned back to right; all within ornamental rectangular frame. Rev. Three ornamental incuses: 1) to left, a square punch containing a star of five pellets connected by lines; 2) at the center, a rectangular punch containing a fox running to left and an ornament of three pellets; 3) to right, a square punch, containing a broken linear square of four pellets and four lines. BMFA 1882 var (right punch). Hilbert S24.2 (A11/X-F8-Q20s, this coin, 'Collection C'). Jameson 2587 (same dies). Kraay & Hirmer 591 var (right punch). Weidauer 126 var (right punch). An attractive and clear example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 144
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 560-545 BC. Stater (Electrum, 26.5 mm, 13.82 g, 9 h). Lion seated to left, his head turned back to right; all within ornamental rectangular frame. Rev. Three ornamental incuses: 1) to left, square punch containing a star of five pellets connected by lines; 2) at the center, rectangular punch containing a fox running to left and an ornament of three pellets; 3) to right, square punch, containing a stag's head to left. BMFA 1882. Hilbert 102, S37.2 (A18/X-F13-HK6 same dies). Konuk & Lorber fig. 18. Kraay & Hirmer 591. SNG Kayhan 440. Weidauer 126. Rare. With particularly clear reverse punches. Struck on an irregular oblong flan, and with some striking faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 145
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.53 g). Head of seal (or a calf?) to right, with a very large eye and a large globule in his mouth. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 2.1 1/24 a/α var. Rosen 328. SNG von Aulock 7774. Very rare. Sharply struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 146
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.59 g). Head of a seal to left; below, small seal to left. Rev. Incuse square. BMC 7. Bodenstedt 2.2. (c/-). Boston 1894. Traité I 127 = pl. IV, 7. Very rare, especially so clear and well-centered. Lightly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Plate coin in Bodenstedt
Lot 147
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.56 g), c. early 470s. Bald and wreathed head of Silenos facing, with wide, open eyes, broad beard and long mustache; to left, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 3. Bodenstedt 43 f/η (this coin). Traité I, pl. IV, 18). Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 148
IONIA. Teos. Circa 510-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.63 g). Griffin, with open mouth, seated to right on an ornamental pedestal; his left forepaw raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 4a (this specimen, illustrated on pl. XI). SNG von Aulock 2251 (this coin). Rare. Attractively toned. Overstruck on a stater of Aegina, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 149
IONIA. Teos. Circa 470 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.3 mm, 11.80 g). Τ-Η-Ι-Ο-Ν Griffin with open jaws and his left foreleg raised, seated to right on ground line over an egg and dart frieze; to right, ivy leaf. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer -. Extremely rare, unpublished save for its auction appearances and possibly unique. Most attractive, toned and with a finely centered obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 16000 CHF
Lot 150
IONIA. Teos. Circa 460-420 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.28 g). Head of griffin to right, with open jaws. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 130. Klein 481. A truly spectacular, sharply-struck, perfectly centered and attractively toned coin. If there is any coin that should be described as a "miniature masterpiece", this is the one!. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 151
IONIA. Teos. Late 5th century BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Gold, 8.5 mm, 0.96 g). Griffin, with its left forepaw raised, seated to right. Rev. ΤΗ -Ι/AΝOC Shallow circular incuse quartered by two raised lines, on which the legend appears in very small letters. Unique and unpublished, save for its previous auction appearances. Cf. BMC pl. 30, 10. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 152
CARIA. Uncertain ('Mint D'). Circa 450-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.05 g, 5 h). Confronted foreparts of two bulls, their horns crossed. Rev. Head of a bull to left, within incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 334 var. (as an obol). SNG Kayhan 967. An elegant and sharp example, nicely toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 153
CARIA. Halikarnassos. Circa 150-50 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h), Theo.... Head of Helios facing, turned very slightly to the right. Rev. AΛIKAP-NAΣΣEΩ (ΣΣ retrograde) / ΘEO Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; below, trident. Apparently unpublished, but for the magistrate, see Göktürk 236. Very rare. Nicely toned and of an intriguing, rustic style, especially the obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 154
CARIA. Kaunos. Circa 410-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.64 g, 3 h). Winged female goddess (Iris?) moving to left, her head turned back to right, holding a wreath in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left. Rev. Triangular baetyl flanked by two letters of the ethnic, 𐊼-Γ (K-B in Carian). HNO 220. Konuk 101 (O42/R42). SNG Ashmolean 38. SNG von Aulock 2349 (same dies). Well-struck and with a pleasing depiction of the goddess. Some minor marks and mottled toning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 155
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Maussolos, circa 377/6-353/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.71 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos, after c. 367. Laureate head of Apollo, three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, and with his cloak fastened beneath his chin. Rev. ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys in his right hand and long reversed spear with his left. Babelon, Perses 397. BMC 1-2. Karl 18-19. SNG Copenhagen 590. SNG Kayhan 872. SNG von Aulock 2359. Traité II 91. With a dramatic head of Apollo, of a powerful, almost brutalist style, seemingly indicating how dangerous the god could be, if angered. Attractive dark toning. Weakly struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine / very fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 156
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Hidrieus, circa 351/0-344/3 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 15.15 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos. Head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right, with, at his neck, the ends of his cloak held together by circular brooch. Rev. ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding long reversed spear in his left hand and double-ax in his right; inner right below, Ε. BMC 1. Karl 22-23. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 340. SNG Kayhan 880. SNG von Aulock 8046. A splendid, well struck and very attractive example of fine style; toned and without the usual traces of corrosion. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 157
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 285-258 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.21 g, 12 h), Kleinos. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Κ-ΩΙΟ-Ν / KΛEINOΣ Crab with bow-case (gorytus) below; all within linear square made from pearls. BMC 43 var. HGC 6, 1308. Requier 37 (dies D12/R32). SNG von Aulock 2753. A sharp, well-struck and clear example, with a light gray patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 158
KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Ardys to Alyattes, circa 630s-564/53 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13 mm, 4.75 g), Sardes. Head of a ferocious lion to right, with open jaws and traces of a sun with four rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Ashmolean 748. Weidauer Group XV, 67. Attractive and clear, with a powerful lion. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 159
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.34 g), Sardes. Valvel Head of lion with open jaws to left. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93 var (Trite). Very rare. Clear and unusually fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 160
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Half Stater (Silver, 16.5 x 11 mm, 5.21 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Copenhagen 456. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Attractive and lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 161
LYDIA. Thyateira. Eumenes III (Aristonikos), pretender to the throne of Pergamon, 133-130 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.33 g), Β = year 2 = 132/131. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΘΥA; to right, laureate (?) head to right (Apollo?); between snakes heads, thunderbolt; across the snakes, ΒΑ - Β - ΕΥ. DCA 353. Kleiner & Noe Series 1 (dies 1/-). Robinson, Cistophori 3 (dies A/-). Rare. Clear, sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 162
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.71 g, 12 h), 166-160. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, TPAΛ; to right, laureate head of Zeus to right. Kleiner & Noe Series 3. Well-struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 163
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Amartite, circa 490/80-440/30 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.63 g, 3 h). Crab seen from above. Rev. ãmrtite (in retrograde Lycian letters). Crab seen from above, in a pelleted border within an incuse square. Mørkholm & Neumann, M13 = SNG Copenhagen Supplement 397 (same obverse die). Müseler III, 16 (this coin). Reuter 24 (this coin). Extremely rare. Bold, impressive and struck from fresh dies. Very minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 164
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Mithrapata, Circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 9.85 g, 9 h), Antiphellos, c. 380-375. Lion's scalp facing; below nose, triskeles. Rev. Methrapata (in Lycian script) Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; behind at the lower right, triskeles; all within shallow incuse square. BMFA Supplement 225 (same dies). Olçay-Mørkholm 75-83, A7-P7 (same dies). With a splendid portrait, well-struck from new dies. Struck flat on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 165
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 9.59 g, 12 h), Antiphellos (Kaş), c. 380-375. Bearded head of Perikles facing, turned slightly to left, his hair in dramatic disarray and with his cloak held together around his neck with a circular broach; to right, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. PARIKLA VÄHÑTÄZ (in Lycian script). Warrior, nude but for his crested Corinthian helmet, advancing to right, brandishing sword with his raised right hand and holding oval shield with his left; to left, triskeles; all within shallow incuse square. SNG von Aulock 4251 (same dies). Olçay-Mørkholm 391-396, A1-P2 (same dies). A superb example, struck on a very broad flan and with a spectacular portrait of the Dynast. Obverse struck with a very slightly rusty die; reverse struck with a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 166
LYCIA. Oinoanda. Circa 200 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.12 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus right; behind his neck, scepter and B. Rev. OINOAN-ΔEΩN Eagle with closed wings, standing right on winged thunderbolt; to right, grape bunch on stem and Γ. Ashton, Oinoanda 13y (A4/P9 this coin). A well struck and bright example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 167
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.05 g, 5 h), c. 440-430. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and couched spear. Rev. EΣTFΔII Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; below lion, Π Φ; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France 12 (same reverse die). SNG von Aulock -. A clear and attractive example. Some minor obverse flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 168
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.81 g, 12 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, ͶϜ. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΙ Slinger striding to right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left. SNG Copenhagen 232. SNG France 101 (same obverse die). Tekin Series 4. A clear, sharply struck and lustrous coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 169
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 330/25-300/250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 10.82 g, 12 h). EI Two nude wrestlers, standing and grappling with each other. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΣ Slinger standing to right, preparing to loose his bold; in field to right, triskeles to left above vertical club, set on the ground. Apparently an unpublished variety, with all known examples from auctions, as Triton XIV, 2011, 338 and R. Ratto, 4 April 1927, 2253. Extremely rare; well struck, clear and lustrous. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Unpublished Stater from Side
Lot 170
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.77 g, 12 h), c. 460-450. Pomegranate on a stem with a leaf on each side. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet; to right, dolphin swimming upwards. SNG France - (but cf. 625). SNG von Aulock -. Double-struck reverse and overstruck on an Aspendos stater, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 171
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 450-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.87 g, 7 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate surrounded by dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; all within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). A clear and well-struck example, attractively toned. Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 172
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Antonine Period, 138-192. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.43 g, 6 h). ANTIOC Bust of Mên to left, wearing Phrygian cap, with a crescent on his shoulders. Rev. COLONI Rooster striding to right. Krzyzanowksa 141, X.12 and XI.12. RPC online 7353. A particularly attractive coin, boldly struck, of a powerfully rustic, local style, with a fine dark patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 173
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 10.60 g, 12 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, AΛ. Rev. ΣEΛΓEΩN Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; in field to right, counter-clockwise triskeles above vertical club. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber 7424. A scarce variety, struck on a broad flan and with a rather chunky-looking slinger!. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 174
CILICIA. Aigeai. Circa 47-29 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.39 g, 12 h), year IZ (17) = 30/29. Turreted and veiled bust of the Tyche of Aigeai to right; fillet border. Rev. AIΓEAIΩN Athena standing to left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on her spear and shield; to left, ΔI and club; below right, Δ; in exergue, IZ. Arnold-Biucci, Trésor 95-115 (D4/R14). DCA 355. Houghton & Bendall 6-7 (A3/P8). Prieur 711. RPC I 4027. SNG Levante 1655 (same obverse die). Bright and attractive. Minor pitting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 175
CILICIA. Holmoi. Circa 440 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.45 g, 3 h). Nude rider sliding off a horse galloping to right, holding the reins with his left hand and a whip in his right, and with both of his legs on the right side of the horse; around, border of dots. Rev. Stern of a galley to left; all within deep circular incuse. Unpublished, without a reverse legend, but see Obolos 13, 2019, 390 for a stater struck from the same dies, but with the city name. Extremely rare. Bold and curiously attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 176
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 11.31 g, 4 h). Beardless winged male deity in the running-kneeling position to right, wearing close-fitting cap with ball-tipped spike and short chiton, holding solar disc with both hands; in field to right of deity's head, pellet in crescent. Rev. ΜΑΡ Swan standing left; below left, ankh; all within shallow incuse square. Roma XVI, 2018, 323 /same dies, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare. Bold, attractive and very well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 177
CILICIA. Mallos. Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia, 333-323 BC. Stater (Silver, 29 mm, 10.82 g, 12 h), Tarsos. Baaltars seated left on backless throne, holding lotos-tipped scepter in his right hand; to left, grain ear and bunch of grapes; below throne, M; to right, Β. Rev. Draped bust of Athena facing, turned slightly to left, wearing triple-crested helmet and pearl necklace. BMC 69. Casabonne Series 2. SNG France 413. SNG Levante 170 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock -. Elegant, lustrous, toned and well-struck. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 178
CILICIA. Nagidos. Tiribazos, satrap of Lydia, 388-380 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.86 g, 9 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. A Head of Tiribazos to right, with beard and mustache wearing a kyrbasia bound with a taenia. Unknown and unpublished except from its prior auction appearance. For the head of Dionysos, see SNG Paris 5 (Nagidos). An elegant coin with impressive heads and a most attractive toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 179
CILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.84 g, 12 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right; to right, olive branch; behind neck, ΣA. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in field to left, NKI above KAΛ. SNG Levante -. SNG France 904. Attractive, glossy and very dark green patina. Some scratches and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 180
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 26.5 mm, 10.90 g, 4 h), c. 430-420. Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; behind her back to right, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large and plump bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG France 124 var. Clear and very sharply struck. Overstruck on an oblong flan, and with some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 181
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.13 g, 11 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding a horse walking to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with his bow in a bowcase on the elaborate saddle; behind horse to the right, eagle standing left on standard (?; here misstruck and off the flan); below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, inscription above key symbol; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 variant. Very rare. Clear and attractive, with a very sharp obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 182
CILICIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 449-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.78 g, 9 h). Herakles striding to right, holding club in his upraised right hand, preparing to strike a fallen helmeted warrior – almost certainly an Amazon with bare breasts – whom he holds by the helmet with his left hand; in field to left, uncertain Aramaic letter (zayin?). Rev. Bull standing to right, its tail entwined with a ribbon; all within a square border of dots inside a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished save for auction appearances, as Obolos 13, 2019, 408 (same obverse die), Roma XVI, 2018, 334 (same dies). Of great rarity. With a fascinating obverse type. As usual, struck from a somewhat worn and corroded obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 183
CILICIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 2nd - 3rd quarter 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.75 g, 10 h). Veiled and draped female bust facing, turned slightly to left, her hair adorned with jewels and bound at the top of her head, and wearing hoop earrings and a pearl necklace. Rev. Bareheaded and bearded head of Herakles to left, his lion's skin bound around his neck. Göktürk 40. SNG Levante 220. SNG Paris 480. Sunrise 105. An exceptionally sharp, toned and lovely example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 184
CILICIA. Uncertain mint. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.80 g, 6 h). Youthful male head to left, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. Eagle, with spread wings, standing left on the back of lion recumbent left; all within dotted square. Göktürk 43. SNG Levante 230. SNG Paris 474. Well-struck, toned and attractive. An unusually fine example of this enigmatic issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 185
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Circa 2nd century AD. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h). Bull standing to left. Rev. TYA-NEωN Zeus seated to left, holding patera in his right hand and scepter with his left. Lindgren I 1734. SNG Copenhagen 315 var (bull to right). Chocolate brown patina; bold, clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 186
GALATIA. Pessinos. Circa 1st Century BC/1st Century AD. AE (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.65 g, 7 h), possibly struck when Pessinos was the capital city of the Tolistobogii, one of the Gaulish tribes settled in Galatia. ΘΕΑ ΙΛ ΕΑ Turreted head of the Tyche-Kybele (Ilea) of Pessinos to right. Rev. ΠΕCCΙ-ΝΟΥ Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing a Phrygian cap; before, at the bust, lituus. SNG Copenhagen 122. SNG Paris 2572. Rare. Well-struck and with an attractive, brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 187
CYPRUS. Uncertain mint. Circa 500/490-480/475 BC. Double Siglos (Silver, 20 mm, 10.41 g, 2 h), possibly issued by Kourion. Head of a lion with open jaws to right. Rev. A-Pa (in Cypriot Syllabic script) Octopus; all shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, for similar but probably very slightly later issues, see: A. Destrooper-Georgiades [ADG], Note sur les monnaies trouvées en 1991 près d'Alyki à Larnaca, BCH 119, 2 (1995), p. 632, 2 (lion's head to right) and 3-11 (lion's head to left), and P. Dikaios, Silver Cypriot Staters from Larnaca, NC 1935, 553 (lion's head to right = ADG 2) and 547-552 (lion's head to left: included within ADG3-11). Extremely rare and exciting. Struck on a very oddly-shaped flan, and with traces of corrosion and horn silver, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 188
CYPRUS. Lapethos. Uncertain king, Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.79 g, 4 h). Head of Aphrodite to right. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet, within incuse square. ACGC 1092 (same dies). Asyut 778. BMC 3 = Traité II 1358. Dikaios 47-57, pl. XIII, 11 (same dies). Kagan, Archaic, 46. Tziambazis 47. Very rare. Some traces of pitting and corrosion; very lightly buffed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 189
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.04 g, 3 h). Bull standing to left on line of pellets above a line of bead and real decoration; above, winged solar disk; to left, ankh; dotted border. Rev. 𐠙𐠃 𐠪𐠞 ('pa-si /o-na', in Cypriote syllabary). Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -. Gulbenkian 809 = Jameson 2604. Extremely rare, one of half a dozen known examples. Struck from slightly worn dies, obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 190
CYPRUS. Salamis. Nikodamos, circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 11.20 g, 3 h), with the name of Nikodamos's father Evelthon on the obverse. 𐠐𐠰𐠰[𐠩]-𐠳𐠄𐠁 ( = e-u-we / [le]-to-to-se 'of Evelthon', in Cypriote syllabary) Ram recumbent to left. Rev. 𐠗𐠭𐠍𐠛 ( = ni-ko-da-mo, 'Nikodamos', in Cypriote syllabary) Ankh, enclosing letter 𐠞 ( = pa, the initial letter of pa-si-le-wo-se, 'king', in Cypriote syllabary). Masson & Amandry p. 33, A and pl. II, 3 = H. A. Troxell and W. F. Spengler, A Hoard of Early Greek Coins from Afghanistan, ANSMN 15, 1969, 17. Very rare. Clear and well-struck. Struck from slightly worn dies with some die rust on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 191
CYPRUS. Salamis. Gorgos II, circa 450-440/30 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.18 g, 10 h). 𐠚𐠍𐠧𐠎 𐠩-𐠵𐠐𐠪𐠞 (= 'pa-si-le-wo-[se] /gu-ru-ko-ne', [' Of the King Gorgos', in retrograde Cypriote syllabary]) Ram recumbent to left. Rev. 𐠚𐠍𐠧𐠎 𐠩𐠵𐠐𐠪𐠞 (= 'pa-si-le-wo-se /gu-ru-ko-ne', [' Of the King Gorgos', in retrograde Cypriote syllabary]) Ram's head to right. Extremely rare. A splendid late stater of Gorgos with an outstanding reverse. Lightly toned. Traces of incipient die breaks and rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 192
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 3.04 g, 3 h). 𐠦𐠍𐠲𐠄𐠁 ('e-u-wa-ko-ro', in Cypriote syllabic script) Herakles seated right on rock draped with his lion's skin, leaning on club held in his right hand and holding rhyton in his left. Rev. 𐠩𐠃𐠐𐠪𐠞 ('pa-si-le-wo[-se]' in Cypriote syllabic script) Goat recumbent to right; below to right, Δ. BMC Cyprus 57. Masson & Amandry Type I. SNG Copenhagen 49. Attractive and clear. Struck on an irregular flan with some roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 193
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Tenth Stater (Gold, 9 mm, 0.71 g, 2 h). Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Forepart of a goat recumbent to right. Dewing 2530-1. Gulbenkian 810. Markou 256 (D19/R34 this coin). Traité 1151-2. Tziambazis 111. Rare. A splendid, sharp and clear example, of lovely style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 194
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 1.94 g, 7 h), Antioch, under the minister Stamenes, undated but 143-142. Diademed and radiate head of the young Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΣΤΑ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Panther moving to left, holding broken spear in its mouth. SC 2004. SMA 255. SNG Spaer 1769. Sharp, lightly toned, and with a fine portrait. Some slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 195
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 126/5-121/0 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.58 g), Antioch on-the-Orontes, year AЧP (191) = 122-121. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ - ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Tiller on basis; inner left, IE above AЧP; below, barely visible, aphlaston. CSE 320. HGC 9, 1192. SC 2264b. SNG Spaer 2463. A remarkably sharp and elegant coin with a fine, glossy green patina. Struck on a misshapen flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 196
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. 78/7-17/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.09 g, 1 h), year ZK = 27 = 55/54 BC2. Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ Zeus Nikephoros seated to left; in inner field to left, ZK; below throne, monogram; in exergue, [monogram of KA]. DCA 558. HGC 9, 1398. Mørkholm, Autonomous 17. Bold, clear and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 197
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, Circa 505-480 BC. Daric (Gold, 16x12.5 mm, 8.29 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance to right, shooting arrow from bow held in his left hand; quiver over his left shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. ACGC 81. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 11). Very rare. A beautifully centered and complete example. Minor marks, traces of die rust and a light scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 198
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 16 mm, 8.38 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding his spear in his right hand and his bow in his left. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 26. Carradice Type IIIb Group A/B (pl. XIII,27). Sunrise 24. Struck from the same reverse die as CNG 100 (2015), 109. Toned and very well-struck from an unusually well-engraved obverse die. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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