nomos 2
18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 106
PAPHLAGONIA, Kromna. 4th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 3.58 g 10), Persic standard, circa 340 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to left, his hair partially rolled at the back of his head but with some locks falling down below the neck truncation on both sides of his head. Rev. ΚΡΩΜΝΑ Head of the City-goddess or, perhaps, Hera to left, wearing turreted stephane adorned with palmette and scrolls, triple-pendant earring, necklace and drapery along the neck line; before, uncertain monogram; behind, star; above, crescent with points downward. Cf. Monnaies et Médailles 54 (26 October 1978), 253 (same monogram and star but no crescent). Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1323 var. (monogram) and 1332 (= BMC 6, with crescent but no star). A lovely coin of splendid style, very well struck. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 107
BITHYNIA, Kios. Circa 340-330. Stater (Gold, 8.59 g 11), signed by the magistrate Agasikles. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΑΓΑΣΙΚΛΗΣ Prow of war galley to left, ornamented with a star; above, club to right; to left, traces of eagle (?, mostly off the flan) standing to left. Rec. Gén. p. 311. Extremely rare, one of perhaps ten known staters of Kios, almost all of which are in museums. Traces of double-striking on the reverse and a few insignificant marks, otherwise, lustrous, sharp and, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Lot 108
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.55 g 7), struck circa 430 BC. Head of a nymph, possibly Europa, three-quarter facing and turned slightly to the right, wearing a taenia that is bound up at the back of her head. Rev. Two profile boar’s heads confronting each other. Cf. BMC 51 (= Bodenstedt 45/α with A on the reverse but the same obverse). BMFA 1692 = Bodenstedt 45/β (same dies). Very rare. With a particularly beautiful facing head of very individual character. nicely centered and well struck. Minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Spectacular example of late Archaic miniature art
Lot 109
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.52 g), struck in the 490s. Facing head of Silenos with wide, open eyes, broad beard and long mustache. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 43, -/θ. A spectacular, toned example of late Archaic miniature art, carefully struck and beautifully centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 110
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.59 g), Circa 480-450. Forepart of rooster to left; above, seal swimming to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt 40. Extremely rare, one of three examples known. Sharply struck in high relief, an exceptional example, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 111
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 453/2-440/39 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.01 g 6), year Ε = 5 = 449/448 BC. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. ΣΑ Forepart of an ox to right; behind, olive branch; below, Ε. Barron 75 (A35/P75). BMC 93. SNG Copenhagen 1681. Traité II, 3, 1799 and pl. CL, 20. An attractive and very rare dated issue. Lightly toned, Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 112
Ionia or Lydia, Uncertain mint. Early 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.37 g). Wolf, eating bunch of grapes held by his right paw, standing to left on base composed of a horizontal row of pearls between two linear borders. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished and probably unique. A fresh and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6250 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 113
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.09 g), light standard, Sardes, circa 550-546 and later. Foreparts of lion, on the left, and bull, on the right, facing each other. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. BMFA 2073. Dewing 2431. SNG von Aulock 2875. SNG Berry 1138. An exceptional piece, lustrous and unusually sharp. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 114
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Silver, 0.85 g), Sardes, struck circa 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Incuse square. BMC 20. Rosen 668. SNG von Aulock 8213. Very rare. Nicely toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 115
KINGS of LYDIA. Time of Cyrus to Darios I. Circa 545-520 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.28 g), Sardes. 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. A splendid piece, bright and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 116
KINGS of LYDIA. Time of Cyrus I to Darios I. Circa 545-520. 1/6 Stater or Hekte (Silver, 1.66 g), Sardes. Confronted foreparts of lion, on the left, and bull, on the right. Rev. Two unequally sized incuse squares. Rosen 667 SNG Kayhan 1019. An exceptionally fine example, beautifully preserved. Rare so nice. Beautifully toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3700 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 117
CARIA, Uncertain mint. Circa 520 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.95 g). Forepart of horse to left. Rev. Two incuse squares: the larger ornamented with palmettes and flowers, the smaller with a diagonal cross. ACGC 86. BMC (Troas) 5-8 (Kyme). Jameson 2235 = Weber 5475 (this coin). Traité I, 1, 537 = pl. XIII, 24. Very rare. Attractively toned as found, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 118
CARIA, Uncertain mint. Circa 500 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.84 g). ΟVΛ Forepart of lion to left, head turned back to right. Rev. Irregular quadripartite incuse square. ACGC 99. SNG von Aulock 2077 (Miletos). Traité II, I, 737 and pl. XIX, 13. Very rare. Nicely toned, About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 119
CARIA, Knidos. Circa 411-405/4 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.26 g 3). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. ΚΝΙ Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a sakkos, wearing plain necklace and with a beaded neck truncation; all within incuse square. Cahn 117 var. (reverse R 79, obverse V58). A lovely fresh coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 120
SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. Tetradrachm (15.32 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right and wearing a cloak fastened with a gem below his chin. Rev. ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛ[Ο] Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys (double-axe) in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below, between his legs and the scepter, Α. BMC 3 (same dies). Traité II 94. Rare. Lightly toned - a particularly appealing coin with a lovely and serene head of Apollo and an unusually expressive head of Zeus on the reverse. Slightly flat struck on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 121
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.61 g 11), struck under the magistrate Ameinias. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; to left, prow of galley to right; to left and right of stem, ΑΜΕΙΝΙ-ΑΣ. Ashton 212. SNG Copenhagen 759. SNG Keckman 542. SNG con Aulock 2799. Lightly toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 122
CARIA or LYCIA, Uncertain mint. c. 530 BC . Half-stater (Silver, 5.79 g), Aeginetic. Beardless, almost certainly male head to left, with long hair falling down behind and an ear with a large lobe (not an earring). Rev. Two irregularly divided incuse squares, one considerably larger than the other. Cf. BMC Caria, Cnidus 1 = Traité II, 1, 698 and pl. XVIII, 9 = Cahn, Knidos 75 and pl. 19, 1 = K. A. Sheedy, The Dolphins, the Crab, the Sphinx and ‘Aphrodite’, Studies Price, p. 323, 8 and pl. 69, 4 = E. Isik, Frühe Silberprägung in Städten Westkleinasiens (Saarbrücken, 2003), 75 and pl. 9, 4 (the unique stater of the same type, 9.92 g). A coin of great interest and numismatic importance, apparently unique. Lightly toned, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 123
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.67 g 3), Pinara. Helmeted head of Athena to right, bowl decorated with three olive leaves and palmette; behind neck, kherêi. Rev. kherêi Head of Kherei wearing Persian headdress made from a soft fabric. Falghera -. Mørkholm & Zahle II-. Cf. NAC 25, 25 June 2003, 194 (same dies). Very rare, only about half a dozen coins of this type are known. Nicely toned, Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 124
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.51 g 6), Telmessos. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with tendril and four olive leaves; behind neck, symbol. Rev. kherei telebehe Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; all within incuse square. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 451 var. = SNG von Aulock 4198 (different obverse symbol). A splendid coin with a very fine head of Herakles. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die as usual, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Very rare and attractively toned Kherei Stater
Lot 125
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei, circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.63 g 12), Telmessos. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind, Lycian letter. Rev. kherêi telebehe Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin headdress to right. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52 var. SNG von Aulock 4198 var. Very rare, attractively toned and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 126
PISIDIA, Selge. Circa 370 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.87 g 1). Two nude wrestlers grappling with each other; between them, ΕΥ; in exergue, palmette. Rev. ΣΤΛΕΓΕΥΣ Slinger standing right; between his legs, astragalus; to right, triskeles. ACGC 1007. SNG Copenhagen 236. SNG von Aulock 5256 (same dies). Beautifully toned and exceptionally nice. Some minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 127
CILICIA, Tarsos. Balakros. Satrap of Cilicia, 333-323 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.99 g 10). Baaltars seated left on backless throne, holding lotos-tipped scepter in his right hand; to left, grain ear and bunch of grapes; below throne, Τ; to right, Β above ivy leaf. Rev. Draped bust of Athena facing, turned slightly to left, wearing triple-crested helmet and pearl necklace. SNG France 367-368. SNG von Aulock 5964. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 128
CYPRUS, Salamis. Evagoras I. Circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.93 g 1). E u fa go ro, (in Cypriot syllabic script). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headress. Rev. Ba si le fo se eu (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters). He-goat with long horns and beard seated right on dotted ground line; above, grain of barley; to right, letter. BMC 55 var, Masson & Amandry, 36, Ba . A superb example, nicely toned, unusually well struck and centered, and of excellent style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 129
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.23 g 1), Susa, circa 304-298/7. Bust of Alexander the Great as Dionysos to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a leopard skin and a bull’s horn and ear (a second bull’s horn can be seen coming out from the far side of his head) and with lowered ear guards, and with a leopard’s skin over his shoulders and knotted around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike standing right, placing wreath on top of a trophy of arms to her right; below left, ΒΕ; between Nike and trophy, Boeotian shield; to right, monogram of ΠΡΥ. Kritt, ESMS Tr. 1-3 var. (obverse die A1, reverse -). SC 173.1. Rare. Struck from the first and most elaborate obverse die in the series. Lightly toned. A few minor marks and areas of flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 130
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 223-187 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.23 g 1), Antioch, circa 204-197. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left, monogram. SC 1047.1 = WSM 1090a. A superb piece, of exceptional quality and with a fine portrait. Lightly toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 131
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.22 g 12), Soloi. Diademed head of Seleukos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side; to left, Α above owl; to right, ΣΑ. CSE 526 (this coin). A. Houghton, The Royal Seleucid Mint of Soloi, NC 1989, 52 (this coin). SC 1305 (this coin cited). Very rare. Nicely toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 132
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.06 g 1), Seleucia in Pieria. Diademed head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Anchor upwards; on crossbar at lower left, lily. SNG Spaer 1634 (same dies). SC 1927.1. Very rare. Lightly toned and extremely attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 133
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Tryphon. Circa 142-138 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 12), Antioch. Diademed head of Tryphon with flowing hair to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; to left, monogram. SC 1033g. A splendid example in high relief struck on good metal, very rare thus. Lightly toned and with much original luster, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 134
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.13 g 12), Tarsos. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; to left, two monograms. SC 2158. SNG Spaer 2204. Nicely toned and with a wonderful portrait. Two old scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 135
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.54 g 12), Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 112-96. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Athena standing left holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on a shield; behind, spear; in outer left, flower; inner left, ΕΡ ΑΡ. SC 1279.4 (this coin illustrated). Beautifully toned, very well struck, and with one of the finest of all the portraits of Antiochos VIII. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 136
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I. Circa 520-505 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.35 g). Half-length figure of the Persian king to right, wearing radiate headdress and holding bow in his left hand and two arrows in his right. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. Carradice Type I (pl. XI, 10). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 25. Rare. Nicely toned and well-struck on a full flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 137
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.30 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, shooting bow. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. A very attractive example of the type, nicely toned, unusually well struck, perfectly centered and very well preserved. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 138
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.43 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. An exceptionally fine, toned example of this type, very well struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 147
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (Bronze, 35mm, 43.56 g 12), year 1 = 132/133. Inscription in three lines reading “Shim’on Prince of Israel” within palm wreath with large oval jewel at the top. Rev. Year One of the Redemption of Israel Amphora with fluted body, high foot and curved handles. AJC II 3b. Hendin 677. Mildenberg 1 (O1/R1). TJC 220b. . Very rare. Partially flat struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 148
JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (Bronze, 30mm, 11.10 g 12), year 2 = 133/4. Inscription in two lines reading Shim’on within an olive wreath closed by an oval gem at the top. Rev. Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel Amphora with fluted body, high foot and curved handles. AJC 39. Hendin 705. Mildenberg 19. TJC 356. A fascinating piece with considerable remains of an unidentifiable undertype. Roughly struck and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 149
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285-246 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.48 g 12), circa 265-246 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts to right of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts to right of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603 and pl. XIV, 16. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 150
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. (Bronze, 17.74 g 12), Alexandria, circa 250 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, shield. SNG Copenhagen 114 ff. Svoronos 610. With a lovely brown patina, an exceptionally fine coin for this series. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 151
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III. Circa 244/3-221 BC. Octodrachm (Gold, 27.80 g 12), Alexandria. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet. BMFA 2348. SNG Copenhagen 169. Svoronos 1113. Very rare. A superb piece of wonderful style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 52000 CHF
Lot 152
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII. 180-116. Okotodrachm (Gold, ), circa 134 (?). Head of Arsinoë II (?) to right, wearing diadem and stephane, and with a lotos-tipped scepter behind her head; in field to left, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; border of dots. Du Chastel 298 (there dated to 134 BC). SNG Copenhagen 322. Svoronos 1498. Superb, lustrous and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
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