nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 1
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Unknown ruler, circa 55-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 5.88 g, 6 h), 'Early Whaddon Chase' type, with rounded wing. Devolved Apollo head with wreath pattern; above, rounded wings, below, uncertain ornaments. Rev. Realistic horse galloping to right; above, wing motif and S; below, shield; in field to right, eye. ABC 2433. BMC 295-330. Mack 135. Van Arsdell 1476. Unusually complete, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, 10-40. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 5.30 g, 3 h), 'Warrior Rex' type. COM•F within shallow incuse tablet across field. Rev. VIR REX Warrior, with spear in his (or her?) upraised right hand, riding horse galloping to right; to left and below, lituus and crescent. ABC 1190. BMC 1146-58. Mack 121. Van Arsdell 500-1. Attractive, clear and toned. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, 10-40. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 1.36 g, 2 h), 'Stars' type. VERIC / COM•F with a crescent above and a six-rayed star below. Rev. REX Horse galloping to right; above, seven-rayed star. ABC 1208. BMC 1223-1236. S 127. Van Arsdell 501. Well-struck and complete, with full designs and attractive toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC BRITAIN, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin, circa 8-41. Stater (Gold, 16 mm, 5.45 g, 9 h), 'Wild' type, Camulodunon (Colchester). C]A M[V Grain ear with central stalk; pellets above letters. Rev. CVNO Horse jumping to right; above to left, branch; below, pellet. ABC 2777. BMC 1784-1803. VA 1931. Nicely toned and sharp. Struck on a slightly tight flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Britain. Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Epaticcus, circa AD 35-43. Unit (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.18 g, 8 h). EPATI Male head to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing facing with spread wings, head turned to left, holding snake with its talons; above to right, Θ. ABC 1346. BMC 2024-2293. SCBC 356. Van Arsdell 580. Sharply struck, toned and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 6
CELTIC, Britain. Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Epaticcus, circa AD 35-43. Unit (Silver, 12 mm, 1.03 g, 5 h). [TAS]-CIOV Victory seated to right on backless chair, holding wreath in her outstretched left hand. Rev. EPAT Boar charging to right; behind to left, tree. ABC 1349. BMC 2294-2328. SCBC 357. Van Arsdell 581. Clear and sharp. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 7
SPAIN. Castulo. Early 2nd century BC. Half unit (Bronze, 25 mm, 16.76 g, 12 h). Youthful male head to right, wearing thin head band. Rev. Bull walking to right; above, crescent. SNG BM Spain 1244. A remarkably attractive coin, struck on a very thick flan with beveled edges, with a very dark green patina overlaid with glossy, tan-red earthen deposits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 8
SPAIN. Castulo. Mid 1st century BC. Unit (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.55 g). Diademed male head to right; in field to right, here barely visible, crescent to right. Rev. kaśtilo Sphinx walking to right, left forefoot raised; in field to right, 8-pointed star. SNGBM 1314 ff. CGB MBS 53, April 2012, 622 (same dies). A remarkably attractive piece, with a very dark green patina and a male head of an extremely pleasing, local style of great charm. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 9
SPAIN. Sekaisa. Circa 150-100 BC. Unit (Bronze, 30 mm, 19.75 g, 7 h). se Youthful bare male head to right; to right, dolphin swimming upwards. Rev. sekaisa Horseman galloping to right, holding palm branch over his left shoulder. ACIP 1544; SNG BM Spain 833-40. Clear and attractive with a fine tan-olive patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 10
SPAIN. Sekobirikes. Circa 130-72 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.75 g, 6 h). Young male head to right, wearing pearl necklace; behind, ∵ and a crescent with points upwards; below neck, s. Rev. sekobirikes Helmeted cavalryman riding to right, holding couched lance with his right hand. SNG BM Spain 1059 var. Toned, and with an elegant, tall head on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 11
SPAIN. Turiasu. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.56 g, 12 h). ka-tu-ś Bearded male head to right, wearing pearl necklace. Rev. turiasu Horseman with couched lance galloping to right. CNH 34. SNG BM Spain 958-968. Toned, sharply struck and in good silver. Obverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Elusates. Circa 100-50 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.20 g). Devolved and celticized head to right. Rev. Celticized pegasos to left; below, box-like structure. CCCBM II, 111-126. F&P ELU-3587. Nicely struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 13
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Senones. Circa 100-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 10 mm, 7.07 g), Gallo-Belgic Bullet Type. Cross with trifurcated ends at the center of a plain globule with a prominent rim. Rev. plain convex surface. De la Tour pl. XXXIX, V, 28. SLM 704-709. Ziegaus 158. A very pleasing, sharp and clear coin, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 14
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 6.71 g), 'Muscheltyp', minted in the general area of west and southwest Slovakia and/or northern Burgenland. Irregular convex bulge ornamented with a 'shooting star': a globule connected to three pellets by rays. Rev. Concave, 'sea-shell' shaped pattern: on this piece it seems, perhaps, to be a very debased bearded head to left, with an H-shaped nose area. DT 8744 var. Demski 515 ff. Flesche 477 var. Kastelin 1133 var. Lanz 52 var. Extremely rare, most unusual and possibly unpublished. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 15
CELTIC, Carpathian region. Uncertain tribe. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 13.75 g, 7 h), with the 'Audoleon' monogram, but copying an issue of Philip II. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. garbled inscription Torso of a horseman, one arm raised in salute, riding horse prancing to right; below horse, "monogram of Audoleon". Castelin 1218-1219. CCCBM I 127. Lanz 723. Pink 429. OTA 429/1. Nicely toned and curiously attractive; a very pleasant example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 16
CELTIC, Lower Danube Area. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.94 g, 3 h), a very early imitation of a tetradrachm of Philip III from Aradus. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΙΛΣΙΛΕΩΝ - ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, two monograms; below throne, Ζ. Castelin 1345 var (later imitation). CCCBM I 185-186. Lanz 898-899 var (later imitation). OTA 579 var (later imitation). Beautifully toned and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 17
ETRURIA. Populonia. Circa 3rd century BC. 20 Asses (Silver, 15.3 mm, 8.62 g, 12 h). Facing head of Metus (Gorgon), mark of value (XX) below. Rev. Two caducei, tête-bêche. EC Series 48.77 (O14/R18, this coin). HN III 150. Kraay & Hirmer 327 (same dies). Vecchi 48. An attractive piece with an especially clear and well-struck reverse. Minor die rust and the usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 18
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.86 g, 12 h), by the Kal... engraver, Kal.... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; behind, to left, ⊢; to right, Λ; below, ΚΑΛ over Δ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to right, holding crested helmet with both hands; to left and right, eight-pointed star; below, ΚΑΛ. Fischer-Bossert 761. HN III 896. Vlasto 548. Lightly toned and attractive. Struck from slightly worn dies, and with a minor graffito on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 19
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 2 h). Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing downwards with a spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; below, small dolphin to left; in field to left, Α / Ρ. Fischer-Bossert 848. HN III 937. SNG Paris 1803. Vlasto 621. Well-centered, well-struck and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 20
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 8.00 g, 5 h). Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; above left, ΣΙ; below, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding dolphin in his right hand. HN III 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692. Very attractive, beautifully toned and well-struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 21
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.90 g, 8 h), Si..., Deinokrates. Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; above left, ΣΙ; below, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding dolphin in his right hand. HN III 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692. Beautifully centered, bright and lustrous. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 22
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 8 h), Sim... and Philis... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; below, ΣΙΜ. Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΣ] Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a spindle over his left shoulder with his left hand and resting his right on the dolphin's back; in field to left, ΦIΛIΣ; behind, eagle standing to left; below, waves. Fischer-Bossert 1080. HN III 933. Vlasto 574. A splendid, bright, beautifully centered and sharply-struck piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 23
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Triobol or quarter stater (Gold, 11.5 mm, 2.13 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; [behind neck, NK]. Rev. TAPANTI-NΩN Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; below right wing, monogram of AP over spear head slanting downwards to right; in exergue, Z[=I]Α. Fischer-Bossert G52d (V44/R52 this coin). HN III 986. Vlasto 53 (same obverse die). With a fine head of Apollo struck in high relief. Minor marks and struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 24
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.61 g, 12 h), Nikylos. ΝΙΚΥΛΟΣ The Dioscouri, wearing peaked helmets and cloaks, on horses cantering to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding side-saddle on dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, ΑΡ. Evans VIII O, 1. HN III, 1046. SNG Paris 2052. Vlasto 935-7. Rare. With a particularly lively scene of the Dioscouri. Very slightly weakly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 25
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 16 mm, 6.62 g, 1 h), Philokles. Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoras (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 950. Attractive, sharp and bright. Some striking faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 26
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.54 g, 9 h), Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. A splendid, lustrous and sharp example, with an exceptionally fine obverse in high relief. Very minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 27
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.56 g, 4 h), Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡ / ΑΤ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded head, with wildly flowing hair, to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram of ΤΚΡ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body slightly turned back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand, and holding his drapery, flowing from the back of the dolphin and behind Phalanthos, in his upraised left. Cf. HN III 1058, SNG Paris 2058, and Vlasto 955-961 n (but all with a pileus on the obverse and a monogram on the reverse, absent here). Apparently an unknown variety. A lovely, sharp and most attractive piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 28
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.54 g, 4 h), Kallikrates, Epikr... and Ne.... Bareheaded, bearded and armored military leader riding horse galloping to right, his head and torso facing and his right arm stretched out to left, holding Nike crowning him to right; in field to left, monogram of ΕΠΙΚ; below horse, KAΛΛIKPA / THΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras astride dolphin to left, holding, in his right hand, Nike crowning him to right, and, in his left, an ornamental trident; to right, monogram of NE. HN III 1059. SNG ANS 1260. SNG Paris 2059. Vlasto 965. A lovely, high relief example, sharply struck from fresh dies. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 29
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.27 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with Skylla on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, monogram of ΑΡ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΝΤΙ Owl, with closed wings and head facing front, standing to right on olive branch; in field to right, monogram of ΜΙ. SNG ANS 1326 and Vlasto 1102 (same dies). Rare. An elegant coin with an attractive grey toning. Minor flan fault over the eye, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 30
LUCANIA. Laos. Circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 8.11 g, 4 h). ϟΑΛ Man-headed bull standing to left, his head turned back to right. Rev. ϟΑΛ Man-headed bull standing to right. HN III 2275. SNG ANS 135 (same dies). Sternberg CIN 8, 5d (this coin. Bold, well-centered and toned: a most attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 31
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕ - ΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. Basel 154. Gulbenkian 79. HN III 1556. Johnston A1.8. Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late Classical style. Some striking flatness and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2200 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA. Metapontum. 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Sa.... Head of Apollo Karneios to left, horn of Ammon around his ear; below chin, [Σ]Α. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; on leaf, owl standing right with grasshopper; below right, Π. HN Italy 1601. Johnston F7.2 = de Luynes 514 (same dies). A lovely coin of remarkably fine and delicate late Classical, early Hellenistic style. Bright and well-struck. Minor die wear, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 33
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.74 g, 9 h), Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; lower right, tiny AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.6. Very attractively toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 34
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.89 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing pendant earring and a grain wreath. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, star of sixteen rays; below to left, ΛΥ. HN III 1592. Johnston C8.4. SNG ANS 501. Attractively toned and lustrous, with a very sharp reverse. Struck from a slightly worn and rusty obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 35
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.80 g, 3 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing long pendant earring and a grain wreath. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; on the leaf, Nike standing left, holding large wreath with both hands. HN III 1591. Johnston C9.3. SNG ANS 496 var. A sharp, clear and attractive example. Some flatness and traces of die wear on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Time of Kleonymos, circa 302 BC. Third stater (Gold, 15 mm, 2.62 g, 8 h), Achaian standard. NIKA Head of Nike facing slightly to the right, her hair in an ampyx, wearing a single-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. METAΠON Barley ear with six grains and leaf to right. Gulbenkian 71 (same dies). HN III 1629. Johnston G3 (from the same dies as the example illustrated). Kraay & Hirmer 245 (same dies). Very rare. Clearly struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 37
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 410-400 BC. Distater (Silver, 23 mm, 15.69 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right wearing Attic helmet, adorned, on the helmet bowl above the visor, with Skylla coiled to right, raising her left hand. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right on exergual line bordered with dots; in exergue, fish to right. HN III.1807. Noe H 6 (same dies). SNG ANS 972 (same dies). SNG Lockett 492 (same dies). Boldly attractive and lightly toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2240 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 38
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Distater (Silver, 25 mm, 15.31 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, [lion's head between H - ΡΑ]. HN III 1859. Noe N. 10. Clear and well-centered. Weakly struck in parts, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 39
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.56 g, 7 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, Φ; below, Θ. HN III 1287. Williams 290. Attractive, clear and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 40
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Nomos (Silver, 27 mm, 8.20 g, 12 h), circa 515. ϘΡΟ Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet and a bowl with three rings; below bowl, between legs, two spirals; between feet, two snakes; beaded border. Rev. Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet and a bowl with three rings; rayed border; all incuse. HN III 2075. SNG ANS 239. A remarkable, sharp and lightly toned piece, very well-struck from fresh dies, rare thus. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 41
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.56 g, 1 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟ[ΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ] Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. Beautifully toned and with a splendid obverse. Struck on an oblong flan with the result that figure of Herakles on the reverse has no head (!), otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 42
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 345/38-320/15 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.39 g, 6 h). Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind her neck, symbol of Tanit; around, three dolphins. Rev. Horse standing right before palm tree; to right, kerykeion. Gulbenkian 368 (same dies). Jenkins, Punic 89 (O31/R80). SNG Lloyd 1619-1620 (same dies). SNG Lockett 1039 (same dies). An attractive piece, nicely centered, attractively toned and of good style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 43
SICILY. Entella. Punic issues, circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 16.73 g, 3 h). Head of Herakles-Melqart to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. 'MHSBM Horse's head to left; behind, date palm; to left, astragalos. Cf. Jenkins, Punic 367 (O114/R-). Beautifully toned and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 44
SICILY. Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 8.62 g). Bearded horseman, nude, riding to right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕ-Λ-Α Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 7. SNG ANS 4. SNG Lloyd 956. A superb piece, well-centered, attractively toned and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 45
SICILY. Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.84 g, 2 h). Male charioteer driving quadriga walking slowly to the right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, [palmette with tendrils]. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 361 var (O69/R-, unrecorded reverse die). SNG ANS 66 (same obverse die). Very attractively toned, and with a reverse of great elegance, perfectly struck from a fresh die. Obverse struck off-center from a worn die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 46
SICILY. Himera. Circa 480-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 8.59 g, 6 h). ΗΙΜΕRΑ Cock standing to left. Rev. Crab with annulet at the center of its shell; all within shallow circular incuse. Bucetti 17. SNG ANS 159 (same dies). Westermark, Himera 52.2 (O10/R45, this coin). Lightly toned and with some luster, a most attractive coin. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 47
SICILY. Kamarina. Circa 415-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.54 g, 12 h). Athena, helmeted and wearing long robes, driving quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Athena; below, in exergue, [heron flying to left]. Rev. ΚΑΜΑ[ΡΙΝΑ]-ΙΟΝ Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Westermark & Jenkins 142.43 (this coin). SNG ANS. Toned and clear. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 48
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.30 g, 6 h). The river god Amenanos, portrayed as a bearded man-headed bull swimming to right; above, branch; below, fish swimming to right (probably a grey mullet). Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΕ Nike alighting to left, holding ribbons in her right hand. Cf. Randazzo 54 ff. (O54/R---). Elegant, well-struck from new dies and very attractively toned. Struck from a hitherto unknown reverse die. Very rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 49
SICILY. Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.28 g, 12 h). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip in her right hand and the reins in both, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-ΣΑ-ΝΙ-Ο-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 519 (D207/R216). SNG Copenhagen 400 (same dies). SNG Lockett 826 (same dies). SNG Munich 654. Lightly toned, well-struck and very attractive. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 50
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.96 g, 6 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. [ΝΑΞΙ - ΟΝ] legend obscure. Bearded Silen kneeling, facing, his torso turned slightly to left and his head turned to right; holding a kantharos in his raised left hand and holding his thyrsos with his right, resting near his right knee. Cahn 128 (these dies, V78/R105). Extremely rare, possibly one of only three known, the others being in Berlin and Paris – though neither of those appear to be findable on their respective web inventories. A remarkable coin of great interest, with an expressive head of Dionysos and a particularly fine Silen. Dark patina as found. Traces of double-striking and die faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY. Stiela. Circa 415-400 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.75 g, 4 h). Head of a youthful river god to left; wearing a simple taenia and with water reed in the field to left. Rev. ΣΤΙ Forepart of a bearded man-headed bull, walking to left. Buceti 4. Campana, Stiela 5. De Luynes 1141. HGC 2, 1272. SNG ANS 1367. Very rare. Of remarkably fine workmanship for such a small coin and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 52
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, Circa 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.45 g, 6 h), c. 440 BC. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, [ketos swimming to left]. Rev. ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, her hair pulled up and tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 600 (V295/R407). Bucetti 289 (same dies). SNG ANS 197 (same dies). Well struck and sharp with a lovely, youthful head of Arethusa. Attractively toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 15 mm, 4.32 g, 2 h), c. 317-310. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΣΥΡ - Α - ΚΟ - ΣΙΩΝ Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, driving biga galloping to right; below, triskeles running to right. SNG ANS 551. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 15.5 mm, 3.68 g, 6 h), circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind head, Corinthian helmet to left. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins O14. SNG ANS 629. Attractive and of good style. Surfaces slighty buffed, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY. Syracuse. Hiketas II, 287-278 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 17 mm, 4.29 g, 3 h), struck circa 278, signed two times by The.... ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain, pendant earring an pearl necklace; behind neck, bee; below neck, traces of a Θ. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left, driving biga rushing to right; above, crescent; below horses' forelegs to right, Θ. Bucetti 897. Buttrey 5-R. SNG ANS 776-781 var. SNG Copenhagen 798. SNG Munich 1292. Very rare, especially with the name of Hiketas NOT erased on the reverse. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 57
SICILY. Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Hemistater or Dekadrachm (Gold, 17 mm, 4.24 g, 2 h), circa 217-215. Head of Persephone to left, wearing grain ear wreath and pendant earring; behind neck, crescent. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Charioteer driving biga galloping to left; above, monogram. Bucetti 1134 (same dies). Carroccio 82 (D39/R61). Jameson 877 (same dies). Very rare. A lovely example, nicely struck and most attractively toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 58
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 9.42 g, 10 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple-pendant earring, necklace tied at the back and hung with seven pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right; above the ground line to right, two pellets (possibly three in a triangular arrangement, but the third obscure); in the exergue, garbled inscription. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa 10 (same dies). A very rare early issue, of excellent style, nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 59
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.42 g, 4 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing an earring made up of a long central pendant flanked by two lines of three pearls, a necklace tied at the back and hung with eight pendants, and with her hair arranged with a small curl at her forehead and wearing a grain wreath. Rev. Horse standing right, with his tail hanging straight down; in field to right before the horse's chest, three pellets arranged vertically. Cf. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIe-f. Very rare, apparently an unknown variant of the type. Toned, well-centered and attractive. Minor bang on Tanit's forehead, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5600 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS OF SKYTHIA. Sariakos, mid 2nd century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.28 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ Bow, quiver, and grain ear; between them, possible traces of a monogram. Peykov G0420. Extremely rare, one of a very few known examples. Attractive dark green, glossy patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 61
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 400-377 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.93 g, 1 h), Metrodotos. Horse springing to left. Rev. MHT-PO-ΔOT-OΣ Grape vine with four bunches of grapes, all within linear square; around, inscription with an ivy leaf at the upper left; all within a shallow incuse square. HGC 3, 1528. Lorber Appendix 3, p. 180, a = Münzen und Medaillen 73, October 1988, 50 (this reverse die). Schönert-Geiss Period VI -. Lanz 135, May 2007, 111 var (no leaf). Lightly toned and attractive; extremely rare as an issue, with only a very few examples of this magistrate known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 62
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.48 g, 4 h). Head of bald and bearded satyr to right, with animal ear. Rev. Σ-I / Θ-Α Two dolphins, one above the other, swimming left and right; all within shallow incuse. Cf. Le Rider, Thasiennes 12 and SNG Copenhagen 1033. A coin of remarkably fine, high-classical style. Some surface roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 63
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.28 g, 1 h), with the types of Alexander III of Macedon, Magnesia. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, lion's forepart to left; below throne, Α. Thompson 97. Bright and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.99 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, crescent to left; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Arnold-Biucchi 23 (O6/R23). Thompson -. A superb coin of splendid style, struck in high relief and elegantly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 65
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 21 mm, 8.44 g, 12 h), struck posthoumously, Kallatis, circa 150-125. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on low-backed throne, holding Nike in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield; below, trident to left; above Athena's right arm, NOY; on throne, KAΛ. Gerasimov, SCN 6 (1975), pp. 25-26. Müller -. SNG Berry 453 (same obverse die). Thompson -. Very rare, with only about 10 examples known. Powerfully struck. Flan slightly bent on the edge in striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 66
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Derrones. Circa 480-465 BC. Dodekadrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 39.22 g). Male driver, wearing petasos and robes, seated to right on a throne-like chair mounted on a two-wheeled ox-cart, holding the reins in his left hand and a curious goad in his raised right; above, crested Corinthian helmet to right; below oxen, elaborate disc. Rev. Triskeles to right on plain field. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. An impressive, strong and bold coin, toned and a wild, primitive vigor. Some metal faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 67
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 485-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.32 g). Goat kneeling to right, his head turned back to left; above, dotted rosette. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 150. Gulbenkian 390. HPM pl. III, 17. Kraay & Hirmer 380. Lorber, Goats, issue 4. Of vigorous archaic style. Nicely struck in high relief. Minor striking cracks on the edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 68
LYCIA. Xanthos. Time of Maussollos of Caria, circa 360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.84 g). Lion's head with open jaws to right. Rev. Α - Ρ - [Ξ] (= Lycian Arñna) Star of eight rays, with a letter in three of the angles. Cf. Peus 407, 2012, 806 = Peus 378, 204, 275 (a diobol, 1.60 g, of these types) and Peus e1, 2015, 44 (an obol, 0.76 g, of these types, from the same dies as the diobol). Extremely rare, possibly unique. A most interesting and historic coin. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 69
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 478-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.19 g), c. 470. Lion, pouncing to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head turned back to right; above, Θ to the right of the bull's horn; below bull, base of pellets between plain lines; in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 78 (same dies). SNG ANS 9. Tselekas, 203 (same dies). Lightly toned and struck in high relief on a particularly broad flan. Some die rust around the bull's tail, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 70
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 478-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.46 g), c. 470. Lion, pouncing to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised to left; above, Θ to the left of the bull's horn; below bull, base of pellets between plain lines; in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. SNG ANS 10. Tselekas, 150 (same obverse die). Lightly toned and struck on a particularly broad flan. Very small scuff on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 71
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 421-420 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.38 g, 1 h), Olynthos. Ο-Λ-Υ-Ν-Θ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ-ΚΙ-ΔΕ-ΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within a shallow incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group D, 38 (A32/P23, same dies). Traité pl. CCCXIII, 10. Extremely rare, especially with the mint name on the obverse; a splendid toned example, attractively centered and engraved in an outstanding, full-blown Classical style of the highest artistic value. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4750 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 72
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 395-392 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.04 g, 3 h), Olynthos, De.... Laureate head of Apollo to left, his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; on the base, ∆ -E (worn in the die). Robinson & Clement Group L. SNG ANS - (but stylistically close to 479-480). With an elegant head of Apollo coupled with a kithara in high relief. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 73
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 352-350 BC. Stater (Gold, 16 mm, 8.47 g, 6 h), Olynthos, Eudoridas. Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. Χ-Α-Λ / ΚΙΔ - ΕΩΝ Kithara with five strings; below, ΕΠΙ ΕΥΔΟΡΙΔΑ. Robinson & Clement Group W, IV (A IV/P IV). Extremely rare. Splendid, very well-struck and with a head of Apollo of great elegance and charm. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Lot 74
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.33 g, 6 h), c. 440-430 BC. Dionysos, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath and a himation, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left hand on the cloth covering the donkey's back, reclining left on the back of a donkey walking to right; encircling the donkey's ears, ivy wreath; in the lower right field, crow perched to right within a pair of ivy branches. Rev. MEN - ΔA - I - ON Linear square containing a vine with leaves, tendrils and five bunches of grapes. Noe, Mende -. SNG ANS 337 (same dies). Struck from a beautifully detailed and designed obverse die. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 75
MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 450 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.10 g). Lion seated to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of mill sail form. H. Bloesch, Die Löwen von Skione, SNR 38 (1957), p. 10 and pl. 1, 12 (possibly same dies). Extremely rare, possibly the fourth known example. With a powerful and ferocious lion. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 76
MACEDON. Skione. Circa 480-450 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 12x9 mm, 2.17 g, 6 h). Bare head of Protesilaos to right. Rev. ϟ - ΚΙ Eye (from a galley prow); diagonally placed within an incuse square. Pozzi 74 (same dies). SNG ANS 708. Very attractively toned, well-struck and in remarkably fine condition for this type; very rare, thus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS OF MACEDON. Amyntas III, 393-370/69 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.79 g, 4 h), Pella. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AMYN-TA Eagle standing to left, head turned to right, within incuse square. HGC 8.1, 830. SNG Alpha Bank 200. SNG ANS 94. SNG Copenhagen 513-514. Westermark, 33. Well struck on fine silver with a sweet portrait of young Herakles. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.47 g, 2 h), Pella, 342/337-6. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to left, holding the reins with his left hand and a long palm branch in his right; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Gulbenkian 816. Le Rider 295. SNG ANS 395. Beautifully toned and with a particularly elegant head of Zeus of the finest late Classical style. A wonderful coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 14 mm, 8.63 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III, Lampsakos, circa 323-316. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer, driving chariot drawn by two horses trotting to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, serpent to right above monogram of AΠ. Cf. Le Rider p. 283. SNG ANS 285. Thompson 125. Nicely centered and bold. Some minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.70 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III, Kolophon, 323-317. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below, tripod. Le Rider pl. 90, 16 & pl. 93, 26. SNG ANS 309. SNG Alpha Bank 260 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 2456. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A lovely example, with a particularly sharp and well-struck reverse. Some minor flatness on the obverse, and with a minor field mark, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.63 g, 4 h), struck under Philip III, Pella, 323-315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot, drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, kantharos. Le Rider Pella III A, 465 (dies D209/R342). A splendid example, perfectly struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.88 g, 9 h), struck posthumously under Philip III Arrhidaios, Miletos, 323-319. Macedonian shield with a facing Gorgoneion at the center. Rev. B - A Crested Macedonian helmet; to lower left, double axe; to lower right, K. Price 2064 and, for the corresponding silver, 2114-2121. Clear, sharp and with a fine grey-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.26 g, 7 h), "Pella", 325-315. Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on throne with a back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; below throne, Θ. Price 213. Very rare. Toned and lustrous, sharply struck on a very broad flan. Edges hammered in antiquity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 84
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.33 g, 12 h), signed by K..., Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress; on the lion's skin behind Herakles's ear, K. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. ADM I Series I, 80 (same obverse die). Price 2090A. Extremely rare with the letter on the obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 85
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.25 g, 1 h), struck posthumously, in an uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, late 4th century - circa 280. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, monogram of ΘEY . Price 2783. A very rare variety, not illustrated in Price; attractively toned and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.96 g, 9 h), uncertain mint in Greece or Macedonia, 310-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram of ΣΤΕΙ; below throne, and strut, monogram of ΛΟΥ. Price 817. Bright and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 87
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.74 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Odessos, c. 125-70 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΘΕ; below throne, monogram of ΟΔΗ. Price 1181. Sharply struck in high relief from fresh dies, very attractively toned and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 88
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.16 g, 2 h), Babylon, c. 323-318/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, M; below throne, double-ax monogram. Price P186. Struck in very high relief; lustrous and bright. Tiny Δ-graffito on the reverse, above Zeus's arm, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 89
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.23 g), Amphipolis, c. 289-288. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, with bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in outer field to right, monogram of ΜΗΤ; in outer field to left, monogram of ΕΥΦ. Newell 121 (CXVIII/230). Pozzi 963 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1177. Beautifully toned, with a fine portrait and a noble figure of Poseidon, both in high relief, all struck on a broad flan. Old scratch under the toning on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 90
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 15.36 g, 10 h), of reduced Attic weight, Pella or Amphipolis, c. 171-168. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡ-ΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above eagle's head, monogram of NK; to right, monogram of AY; between legs, monogram of ΛΩ; all within oak wreath; below, plow to right. HGC 3.1, 1094. Mamroth, Perseus 20b. Attractive, with a fine portrait, toned and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 91
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Period of Nero through Titus, circa 54-81. Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.78 g, 7 h). Nike advancing to left, holding a wreath in her extended right hand and a palm branch with her left; to left, round shield. Rev. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Macedonian shield within oak wreath. AMNG 231, pl III, 9 = BMC 91 = RPC 1622. Extremely rare, apparently the second example known. Sharply struck and attractive, with glossy dark, brown-green surfaces. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 92
KINGS OF PAEONIA. Lykkeios, Circa 359-335 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 12.78 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΛΥΚΚ-ΕΙΟΥ Herakles, nude, holding his club in his upraised right hand, battling the Nemean lion to left; to right, behind Herakles, bow and quiver. Paeonian Hoard 63 (same dies). SNG ANS 1019 (same dies). A very sharp, toned and attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 93
ILLYRO-PAEONIAN REGION. Damastion (Dardania). Circa 330-280 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.82 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΔΑΜΑΣ - ΤΙΝΩΝ (retrograde N) Tripod lebes with lion’s feet on a small base. May - (style close to 92-93). Boldly struck in high relief, lightly toned and with an obverse of slightly barbaric style, seemingly modeled on the tetrobols of Philip II. Flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 94
THESSALY. Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 9 h). Γ-Λ-Α The hero Thessalos, nude but for petasos hanging down behind his back, striding right; restraining a bull rushing to right by use of a band, held with both hands, that passes around the bull's head. Rev. Φ-[Ε]-R-Α-Ι Bridled horse trotting to right, with trailing rein; to left, lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its jaws; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 682. Jameson 1105. Very rare. Toned and attractive, but with slightly rough surfaces, nevertheless, one of the finest known early drachms of Pherai. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 95
THESSALY. Trikka. Third quarter of the 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 3 h). Steer hoof. Rev. ΤΡΙ - Κ Horse's head to left; all within an incuse square. BCD -. Apparently unpublished, but see Liampi 50 for a stylistically related piece with a horse protome, not just a head, on the reverse. Extremely rare. An excellent, well-preserved, toned and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 96
AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 360-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.50 g, 12 h). Pegasos flying to left; below, A. Rev. APΓEI Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, crested Corinthian helmet to left. BCD Akarnania 132. Pegasi 11. Nicely toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Plate coin in Tsangari!
Lot 97
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Stater (Silver, 26.5 mm, 10.43 g, 6 h). Head of Apollo to right, wearing oak wreath; below neck, ΦΙ. Rev. ΑΙΤΩΛΩΝ Aitolos, nude but for his petasos, hanging from its neck strap down his back, his sword, in its scabbard under his left arm and his chlamys draped over his right leg, standing left, holding his spear in his right hand and with his right foot propped on a boulder; in field to left, Δ. BCD Akarnania 444. BMC 10. De Laix 72, 12. Tsangari 737 (D24/R73 this coin). A remarkably sharp and attractive example, struck on a broad flan. Very minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
The best known example!
Lot 98
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 5.35 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver over her right shoulder; below bow, ΦI . Rev. AITΩΛΩN Aitolos seated right on pile of Celtic shields, with his head facing, holding spear, sword and wearing long robes; to right, ΔY above trophy. BCD Akarnania 451. De Laix 72, 1. SNG Copenhagen 9. Tsangari 717. A well struck, lustrous and bright example, of particularly fine style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 99
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.21 g), Damo... Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ-ΜΟ Amphora, with ivy spray hanging from left handle; above, club to left. BCD Boiotia 490. BMC 127. SNG Copenhagen 324. An attractive and well-struck example. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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