nomos 2
18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 1
Britain, Corieltauvi. Volisios Dumnocoveros. Circa AD 20-35. Stater (Gold, 5.22 g). VOLI / SIoS Vertical wreath (a deconstructed laureate head of Apollo!). Rev. DVMNOCOVE[ROS] Celticized horse to left with three pellets below its head. BMC 3330. SCBC 416. Van Arsdell 978. Toned and attractive. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 2
Britain, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Addedomaros. Circa 40-30 BC. Stater (Gold, 5.72 g). Crossed wreaths with two crescents back to back at the center. Rev. Traces of ADDEDIIDOM Horse rushing to right; below, pellet and wheel; above pellet within circle; to right, a pellet. SCBC 200. Van Arsdell 1605-1. Rare. Beautifully toned and very well struck, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 3
Britain, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Addedomaros. Circa 40-30 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 1.36 g), First coinage. Rosette of seven petals with pellet at the center and seven pellets around. Rev. Celticized horse galloping to right; around, pellet-in-annulets. SCBC 203. Van Arsdell 1608-1. Lightly toned, well-centered and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 4
Britain, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Addedomaros. Circa 40-30 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 1.37 g), Second coinage. Star-shaped floral design with a pellet in an annulet at the center. Rev. Celticized horse to right, pellet in annulet on his shoulder; around, circular filling ornaments. SCBC 204. Van Arsdell 1623-1. Lightly toned and unusually nice. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 5
Britain, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin. Circa AD 10-43. Stater (Gold, 5.38 g 10), First issue. CAMVL Inscription on a central panel in a thunderbolt design (the deconstructed remains of a laureate head of Apollo!). Rev. [CV]NO Two horses galloping to left (the deconstructed remains of a biga) with a leaf above and a ‘wheel’ below. BMC 1836-1836A. SCBC 293. Van Arsdell 1913 . Beautifully toned and unusually nice. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 6
Britain, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin. Circa AD 10-43. Quarter Stater (Gold, 1.40 g 10), First issue, Camulodunum. CAMVL Inscription on a central panel in a thunderbolt design (the deconstructed remains of a laureate head of Apollo!). Rev. CVNO Two horses galloping to left (the deconstructed remains of a biga) with a leaf above and a ‘wheel’ below. SCBC 290. Van Arsdell 1913-1. Rare. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 7
Bellovaci. Stater (Gold, 6.04 g 11), Circa 55-30 BC. Abstracted face to right, with huge eye above and a radiant sun to left. Rev. Horned horse galloping to right; above and below, radiant sun. D&T 271. De la Tour 7235. Scheers 25, Classe II. Struck in a light, yellowish gold with a beautifully centered reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 8
Sequani or Helvetii. Late 2nd - first quarter of the 1st century BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 1.81 g 6). Male head to right with hair in confused locks; below neck, leaf; around, border of closed crescents. Rev. Remains of a biga to left, but devolved into a single horse with a driver seemingly flying left above and a wheel with remains of a chariot car to right; to left, uncertain creature (perhaps a bird) standing right; below, crescent with rays within it above simple thunderbolt. De la Tour 8928 = DT 3077 (and DT 3078 for the distinctive style of the obverse). Extremely rare. Has been rounded for mounting, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 9
Geto-Dacians. 1st century BC. Denarius (Silver, 4.80 g 9), an imitation of the issues of C. Norbanus, minted in BC 83. ΛEX VXΛIVΛ Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. Corn ear, fasces with ax and caduceus. A remarkable piece, heavy and unusually well struck and preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 10
GAUL, Massalia or an uncertain mint in the Provence. Circa 525/0-480/70 BC. Obol (Silver, 1.14 g). Head of a goddess to right, with long hair shown by dots, frontal almond-shaped eye and round earring. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Furtwängler Pl. 41, 11. G. E. Reynaud, Un trésor de monnaies Massaliètes du Ve siècle, RN 1983, p. 36, 4 = pl. VI, 4 (same obverse die). Very rare. A startlingly fine provincial archaic head, reminiscent of the issues of Knidos. Minor marks, but toned, and, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 11
ETRURIA, Populonia. Circa 380-350 BC. 50 Asses (Gold, 2.75 g). Lion’s head to right with open jaws and extended tongue; below Etruscan numeral for 50. Rev. Blank. AMB 8 (same dies). HN III 127. SNG ANS 1. Vecchi I 46 (same dies) . A well struck and attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 12
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 470-465 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.41 g 11). Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, both arms outstretched; below, scallop. Rev. Head of Apollo to left, his short hair bound with a taenia; all within linear circle. Fischer-Bossert 96 e (this coin, illustrated on pl.6). HN III 838. Jameson 91. Vlasto 145 var. Rare. Of splendid style with a fine, youthful head of Apollo. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 13
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.94 g 11). Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins with his left hand and crowning himself with his right; below, ΣΑ above Ionic column capital. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding snake in his outstretched right hand and whip in his left; below, ΚΟΝ. Fischer-Bossert 958. HN III 942. Nicely toned, attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 14
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.81 g 8). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, turned slightly to right, wearing triple crested helmet adorned with Skylla; to left, ΦΙ. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΩΝ Owl standing right on olive branch, head facing front; to right, club; to left, ΣΩΣΙ . HN III 1411. Van Keuren 114. Well centered and pleasing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 15
LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.91 g 12). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 834 ff. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Minor metal faults on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 16
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.16 g 11). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. RECI NOS (partially retrograde) Iokastos seated left on backless stool, holding long scepter in his right hand; all within olive wreath. Herzfelder 3 (obverse) and 2bis (reverse). HN III 2477. Toned and with a bold obverse in high relief. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY, Akragas. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.13 g 9), circa 414-413 BC. ΑΚΡΑΓ Two eagles perching right on the body of a dead hare; the nearer, with closed wings, raises his head and screams in triumph; the further, with spread wings, bends his head down to tear at the prey. Rev. ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙΝΟΝ Crab with open claws seen from above; below, the monster Skylla swimming to left, her right hand raised to shade her eyes (the so-called aposkopein gesture) and her left trailing behind her; at her waist, between her human torso and her fish tail, the foreparts of two hunting dogs. Basel 258 = Kraay / Hirmer 175 (same dies). Gulbenkian 166 (same dies). Jameson 509 (same dies). Rizzo pl. I, 20 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 821 (same dies, and with similar flan faults). Very rare. One of the great masterpieces of the late fifth century coinage of Sicily. Lightly toned. Some minor flan breaks, as with the coin in the Lloyd collection, and a few minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 195000 CHF
Estimate: 200000 CHF
Lot 18
SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 345/38-320/15 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.68 g 12). Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins, three swimming right and one swimming downwards to left. Rev. Horse prancing right before palm tree. BMFA 492. Jenkins, Punic 132 (O44/R119). SNG Copenhagen 82. SNG Lloyd 1615. SNG Lockett 1038. Some minor marks underneath lovely old toning. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 19
SICILY, “RSMLQRT”. Circa 340-320 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.90 g 12), Kephaloidion (?, or a mint moving with the Carthaginian army in Sicily). Charioteer, holding the reins with his left hand and a goad in his right, driving quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, two dolphins swimming upwards to left and one swimming downwards to right. Jenkins, Punic I, p.67, 55 (this coin cited). SNG Lockett 742 . Of particularly fine style, nicely toned and very sharply struck. Flan crack, and with both sides slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 20
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.08 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. An attractive example of fine style. Some traces of corrosion, especially on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 21
SICILY, Messana. 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.23 g 6). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; in exergue, olive leaf with fruit. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, fly to right. Caltabiano; 480 (D196/R191). SNG ANS 376. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 22
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.49 g 8). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ (retrograde) The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip and reins with both hands, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 534. A bold, fresh, beautifully struck example. Lightly toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10200 CHF
Estimate: 6750 CHF
Lot 23
SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.26 g 10). The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding goad and reins, driving mule-drawn biga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown her; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΩΝ Hare springing left above ear of grain; above, eagle flying left. Caltabiano 622. Schefold, Meisterwerke griechischer Kunst, 479. SNG Lockett 831. A sharp and attractive coin. Lightly toned , good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY, Syracuse. Under the Deinomenids . 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.97 g 1), struck circa 485-483. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 45. Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 22 var. Very rare. Attractively toned and of fine late archaic style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY, Syracuse. Under the Deinomenids. 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.49 g 6), struck circa 480/478-475. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair hanging down the back of her neck and tied at the end; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer - (this combination of dies not listed, though the dies are known: V 85/R 132). SNG ANS 71 var. A finely toned and attractive coin with an unusually small and delicate head of Arethusa. Minor die break on the obverse, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 26
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.31 g 11), struck circa 430-420. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, olive branch. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing a double spiral earring and a simple necklace, and with her hair bound in a sakkos ornamented with a patterned band over her forehead; before Arethusa’s head, two dolphins swimming downwards and two swimming upwards. Boehringer 652 (V330/R447). Lightly toned and with an unusually beautiful head on the reverse. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Dilitron (Gold, 1.86 g 11), signed by the engraver Im..., struck circa 406. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with a coiled serpent and a palmette; below neck, engraver’s initials; to left, fillet bearing the name of the Syrakusans. Rev. Facing head of the Medusa, with tongue outstretched, at the center of an aegis ornamented with coiling snakes. C. Boehringer, “Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus,” Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 12. Extremely rare, the best of three known examples. A lovely coin of superb style. Traces of die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY, Syracuse. Late Third Democracy or early in the reign of Agathocles . Drachm (Silver, 4.12 g 2), struck circa 317/316. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Laureate head of the youthful Ares to left; behind, Palladion. Rev. Triskeles of three human legs with winged feet; at the center, gorgoneion. Basel 503. BMC 353. Jameson 864 = KF 229 (this coin). Giesecke, Sicilia Numismatica pl. 19, 13 (same dies). Extremely rare, one of perhaps five known examples. Toned and of superb style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 17500 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Lot 29
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 4.29 g, 7 h), circa 317-310. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, ear of barley. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, driving biga galloping to right; below, triskeles running to right. Dewing 934. Jameson 858. SNG ANS 552. SNG Lockett 1000. SNG Munich 1190 (but on all of these the triskeles runs to left). A rare variant, with a fine head of Apollo. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7750 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 30
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 9.30 g 9). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace, tied at the back, with seven pendants. Rev. Horse standing right; on ground line, three pellets. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIi, 111-4. MAA 4. An attractive, bold example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 31
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. Stater (Gold, 9.09 g 2). Head of a satyr to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΠΑΝ Griffin prancing to left, his head facing with a spear in his jaws, his right forepaw raised and with his left on a grain ear. MacDonald 54. SNG BM Black Sea 867. Some scattered marks and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 33000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 32
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.75 g 12), circa 350. Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted - a tête-bêche pair. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below eagle’s tail, Η; below dolphin, Δ. AMNG I 431. SNG BM Black Sea 245. Of excellent style and well struck. A remarkably nice example. Lightly toned, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 775 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 33
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.70 g 12), circa 350. Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted - a tête-bêche pair. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below dolphin, monogram of ΑΠ. AMNG 417. SNG BM 246. SNG Stancomb 147. A superb piece, beautifully struck and centered. Attractively toned, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 34
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Mid 4th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.83 g 7). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. [...]ΥΣΤΡΑΤΟ... Anchor; to left, Α; to right, crayfish. For similar obverse dies cf. BMFA 797 and SNG Copenhagen 455, otherwise, apparently unpublished and with an unknown magistrate’s name. Very rare. With a rather rustic, albeit attractive style, undoubtedly engraved by a local die cutter. Traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9000 CHF
Lot 35
THRACE, Maroneia. Circa 386/5-348/7 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.81 g 12), Neomenias. ΜΑΡΩ Forepart of horse to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ Ν[ΕΟΜΗ]ΝΙΟΥ Bunch of grapes within dotted linear square. Schönert-Geiss 582 (this coin illustrated). Attractively toned and nicely centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 36
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.07 g 3), Lysimacheia, struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear without point; inner left, lion’s head to left; on throne, monogram. Müller 51. Thompson 16. Bold and impressive with a rather special portrait of distinctive style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 37
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.53 g 12), Alexandria Troas, struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; inner left, monogram of ΠΥ; outer left, cornucopiae. Müller 99. Thompson 144. Well struck in high relief with a fine head of Alexander. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 38
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.17 g 12), Lampsakos, struck 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; to left, monogram of ΔΞ; in exergue, crescent to left. Thompson 49. A lovely piece with an elegant portrait of Alexander. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8750 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 39
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.08 g 1), Sardes, struck 297/6-287 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike,who crowns the king’s name, in her right hand and resting her left arm on the shield at her side; behind her right shoulder transverse spear pointed downwards; at inner and outer left, monogram. Thompson 89. An attractive coin with a highly emotional head of Alexander. Nicely toned, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 40
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.24 g 9), Amphipolis, struck 288/7-282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; to left, kerykeion with handle to right. Thompson 195. An attractive coin struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 41
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.24 g 5), Amphipolis, struck 288/7-282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; on the inner left and the outer right, monogram. Müller 543 var. Thompson 201. Lightly toned, well struck and with a portrait in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 42
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.97 g, 12 h), Pergamon, struck 287/6/282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear; below neck, Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; outer left, herm; inner left, cult image; in exergue, monogram of ΩΞ. Arnold-Biucchi, Pergamene, 40 var. Thompson 220 var. An unpublished variant with herm and cult image (the cult image is normally paired with a crescent). Lightly toned and of excellent style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 43
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.47 g 11), Uncertain mint, struck circa 290s- 280s BC or, perhaps, as an early posthumous issue. Head of the deified Alexander III to right, wearing taenia and with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, shield by her side, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left in her lap, spear behind her to left; in exergue, ΜΕ ΔΙ; to left, eagle’s head to left. Müller -. Thompson -. A superb example, apparently unpublished with these monograms. Lustrous and particularly nice, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 44
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.93 g 12), Ainos, struck circa 280 BC. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; to left, herm; in exergue, two monograms. W. Fischer-Bossert, “Die Lysimacheier des Skostokos,” RBN 151 (2005), p. 73, C 6a and pl. VIII, C 6 (this coin). Attractively toned and with a pleasing portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 45
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.00 g 10), Ainos, struck circa 281-260s BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; outer left, filleted thyrsos; inner left, cult statue on throne. Meydancikkale 2690 var. Müller 122. With an extremely bold and strong portrait of Lysimachos, based on the style used on those minted in Pergamon. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 46
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.53 g), uncertain mint, struck circa 280s-250s BC. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; below throne, two crossed arrows over grape cluster. Müller -. Thompson- . A lovely coin of excellent style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 47
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.48 g 11), Byzantion, struck circa 260-245 BC. Diademed head of Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike in her right hand, transverse spear in her left and resting her left elbow on shield by her side; to left, uncertain monogram. Marinescu Issue 22, 53 (O26/R50). A very attractive example, well struck and with an impressively large head of Alexander. Minor marks, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 48
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 411-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.05 g 11), struck circa 410-390 BC. Head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΟΝ Herakles kneeling to right, wearing lion skin over his head and body, drawing bow; to right, amphora; all in linear square within a shallow incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 23 var. Pixodarus 3 (dies A2/P3) = West I, 13A = Jameson 2023 = Gulbenkian 465. Very rare. Of remarkably fine style with a particularly noble head of Dionysos. Lightly toned , about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 49
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, The Orreskioi. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.88 g). Traces of inscription at the edge of the flan Centaur galloping to right, carrying off nymph whose right hand is raised in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 78 (same dies). Kraay/Hirmer 375 var. SNG ANS 980. Rare. A particularly sharply struck and attractive example. Nicely toned, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 50
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Siris. Circa 520 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.94 g). On the left, nude, ithyphallic satyr walking left, holding his tail with his right hand and gesturing with his left toward a nymph, wearing long robes and walking to left, her left hand raised in greeting and holding a wreath in her right; between them, large pellet. Rev. Incuse square diagonally divided. BMC 8. BMFA 598. HPM p. 79, 3 = pl. XIX, 23. SNG ANS 947. Nicely toned and unusually well centered, a very attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 51
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain mint. Circa 480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.32 g). Rider, wearing Persian bonnet and holding bow, on horse galloping to right. Rev. Incuse square, diagonally divided. Seemingly unpublished, but cf. Tkalec AG, 28 October 1984, 63 for a very similar obverse, probably by the same engraver. Of the greatest rarity, apparently unique. Toned as found and with slightly crystalized surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 15500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 52
MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.65 g 9). Bull, with head lowered, collapsing to left, attacked by lion leaping on his back to right; in exergue, fish swimming to left. Rev. ΑΚΑΝΘΙΟΝ around quadripartite square with raised fields; all within incuse square. Cf. Desneux 97/102 var. (obverse) and 103 (reverse die R92). Very rare, apparently the second example of this die pair known. A coin of remarkably realistic classical style, beautifully preserved. Lightly toned and extremely attractive, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 53
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.52 g 11), struck in Olynthos under the magistrate Ariston , circa 350 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair flowing down the back of his neck. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with five strings; below, ΕΠΙ ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝΟΣ. BMFA 582. Robinson & Clement Group V, 131 (A81/P 111). SNG ANS 496-497. SNG Lockett 1314. With a head of Apollo of very fine and noble style. Traces of double striking in the hair, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 54
MACEDON, Sermyle. Circa 490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.52 g). CΕRΜVΛΙΑΟ Ν Bare-headed warrior riding horse galloping to right, wearing cuirass and hurling spear from his upraised right hand; behind, large pellet. Rev. Shallow quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III, p. 107, 2 and pl. XXI, 4 = Traité I, 1667 and pl. LIII, 2 (same obverse die). Raymond pl. II, 12. A remarkably fine example, sharply struck and very attractive. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, an exceptional piece, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.36 g 11), Pella, struck circa 359-355/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip riding left, wearing armor, kausia and cloak billowing out behind him, and raising right arm in salute; below horse, vertical thunderbolt, Ζ over Μ and wreath. Le Rider 69 var. (same obverse die). A clear, well struck and very attractive coin, with a superb head of Zeus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 56
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.64 g 11), Pella, struck circa 340-328 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving biga to right; below, kantharos. Le Rider 133 ff. . A coin of particularly lovely style, beautifully centered. Some slight rubbing on the high points, but still lustrous around the devices, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 57
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.64 g, 2 h), Amphipolis, struck circa 323-315 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, in biga galloping to right; below, trident to right. Le Rider 184. SNG Lockett 1400 (this coin). SNG ANS 266. A superb example struck in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 4), “Amphipolis”, Macedonian mint, struck circa 330-320 BC. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, trident head to left. Price 175. A lustrous and very attractive coin, very well struck. Slightly traces of double-striking on the obverse, otherwise, a nearly perfect piece, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 59
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g 11), uncertain Greek mint, struck circa 310-275 BC. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing necklace, aegis and with a snake on the bowl of her helmet. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ant; below her right wing, eight-pointed star. Müller 179. Price 831. A superb, lustrous piece struck in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.98 g 12), Odessos, struck circa 280-200 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, ΚΟΙ; below throne, monogram. Price 1162 and 1171 var. An attractive coin with a dramatic head of Herakles. Obverse almost imperceptibly doouble-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 61
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.92 g 12), Messembria, struck circa 250-175 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, Corinthian helmet to right above monogram of ΖΩ . Price -. With a rather remarkably florid head of Herakles, of pure northern Hellenistic style. Tiny bang over the eye, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 62
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.85 g 1), Temnos, struck circa 188-170 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, hold eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, ΑΜ over vine-tendril with grapes above an oenochoe to right . Price 1684. Extremely rare. A splendid example, well struck on a broad flan, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 63
KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 12.77 g 5). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠΑ-ΤΡΑΟΥ (retrograde) Paeonian horseman, wearing crested helmet and full armor, galloping right and spearing fallen Macedonian soldier; below horse’s tail, conical helmet; below horse’s hooves, harpa. Paeonian Hoard 221 (same dies). A particularly fine and unusually well-centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 64
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.19 g 1). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, triple-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ - ΑΙΩΝ Horse grazing to left. Herrmann Group VIII, Series A, pl. V, 4 var. Lorber, Hoard, Phase L-III. Very rare legend variety. A lovely coin of especially beautiful style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1150 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 65
THESSALY, Phalanna. Circa 340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.80 g 2). Youthful male head to right, with short, curly hair. Rev. ΦΑΛΑΝ-ΝΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse prancing to right. De Hirsch 1158. De Luynes 1858. Traité IV, 583 and pl. CCXCIII, 6. Very rare. An astonishing coin, sharp, nicely centered and of splendid style. Reverse very slightly double-struck and with an insignificant flan fault, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 66
THESSALY. Perrhaiboi. Circa 450-430 . Hemidrachm (Silver, 3.21 g, 5 h), Oloosson. The Hero Thessalos, nude but for a cloak, standing right, restraining the forepart of a raging bull by grasping his horns. Rev. ΠΕ Forepart of a bridled horse galloping to right, reins trailing; all within incuse square. SNG Fitzwilliam 2429. Weber 2887 (same dies). Very rare. A pleasing coin, nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 67
THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.44 g 6), Oloossson. The Hero Thessalos, wearing long cloak and petasos, hanging behind him from a cord around his neck, struggling to left with a bull, which is attempting to escape; the Hero is grasping the bull around its neck and holds a short club in his right hand. Rev. ΠΕ Bridled horse galloping to right, with its reins trailing behind; all within incuse square. McClean 4660 (same dies). Traité II, IV, 571 var. (obverse to right and reverse to left). Extremely rare, perhaps the best known example. Lightly toned and most attractive, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 68
KINGS of EPEIROS. Alexander I, “the Molossian”. 350-330. Stater (Silver, 10.92 g 2), Corcyran standard, Tarentum, possibly by the famous Tarentine Kal... engraver, struck circa 334-330 BC. Bearded head of Zeus Dodonaios to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ] / ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΠΤΟΛΕ[ΜΟΥ] Thunderbolt shown vertically; to left, eagle with closed wings standing left. Kunstfreund 196 (this coin). Traité IV, 331 and pl. CCLXXXIII, 4 (same obverse die). Vlasto 1868. Extremely rare. Of superb late classical style, beautifully struck. Nicely toned, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 69
PHOKIS, Delphi. Amphictionic issues. Circa 336-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.10 g 10). Veiled head of Demeter to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves. Rev. ΑΜΦΙ-ΚΤΙΟ-ΝΩΝ Apollo seated left on omphalos, resting his chin on his right hand with his right elbow propped on a large lyre at his side, and, in his left hand, holding a laurel branch; to left, small tripod. Gulbenkian 487 (same dies). Kinns, Amphictionic, dies O3/R6. Svoronos, Delphi, 32. Very rare. Lightly toned and a very pleasing coin, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 70
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 395-387 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.45 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΒΟ-ΙΩ Amphora with fluted body and prominent handles; above, bow with string above. BCD Boiotia 8. BMC 48. Traité II, 3, 369 = pl. CCIV, 31. Beautifully centered and in high relief, an unusually nice coin though with a slightly double-struck reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 71
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 287 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.13 g 12), Thebes. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ Poseidon, seated left on throne with a lion’s leg on the front and a Boeotian shield on the side, holding dolphin in his right hand and transverse trident in his left. BCD Boiotia 81 (same reverse die). De Luynes 1980 (same obverse die). Gulbenkian 920=Jameson 2065=Weber 3305 (same reverse die). Extremely rare. Minor area of striking flatness on the beard, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 72
BOEOTIA. Tanagra. Early-mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 12.33 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΤΑ Forepart of leaping horse to right, with garland of laurel leaves around his neck. BCD Boiotia 265. BMC 29. Traité II, 3, coll. 299-300, 344. An unusually attractive and well preserved example, much finer than the BCD piece. Bright and lustrous. Flan slightly oddly shaped, otherwise, one of the finest known examples. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 73
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 440-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.23 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘΕ Head of Herakles facing, bearded and wearing lion skin headdress; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 422 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 281. Traité III 234 and pl. CC, 3. Very rare. A superb piece, very well centered, perhaps the finest known. Lightly toned and, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 82500 CHF
Estimate: 95000 CHF
Lot 74
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 405-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.05 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos, three-quarters facing and turned slightly to the right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 458 (same dies). J.Hirsch XXV (Philipsen), 29 November 1909, 898 (same dies). Extremely rare. The finest example of this type known; bearing an outstanding head of Dionysos struck in high relief. A few minor marks, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 205000 CHF
Estimate: 150000 CHF
Lot 75
BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 12.21 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘΕΣΠ ΙΚΟΝ Head of Aphrodite Melainis to right; below neck, crescent downwards; to right, crescent to left . BCD Boiotia 605 (same dies). BMC 9. BMFA Suppl. 94. Rare. A sharp and unusually fine example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Lot 76
Attica, Athens. c. 467-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.30 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves over the visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive spray. SNG Munich 42-43. Starr Group II C, 89. Svoronos Pls. 8, 38 and 9, 30. Rare, especially in this condition. Nicely toned and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 77
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.70 g 10). Helmeted head of Athena to right, with three olive leaves over the visor and tendril on the bowl. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, with head facing and triple-pointed tail feathers; to left, long curved olive leaf and fruit. Jameson 1192. Starr Group V. Cf. Svoronos pl. 8, 33. Rare and attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 78
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves, sprig with palmette and round earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing, with triple-pronged tail feathers; behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Starr Group V.B, series 4. Very minor flan crack, otherwise an attractive, compact coin with a splendid owl. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 79
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.30 g). Sea turtle, with no collar and an almost smooth carapace. Rev. “Union Jack” pattern reverse with eight segments, some partially filled up. Holloway, Early, class A, 4. H.Cahn, Griechische Münzen archaischer Zeit (Basel, 1947) 11 (same dies). Extremely rare, one of the earliest issues of Aegina. Well centered and struck, and with even wear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 80
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.27 g 7). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. Lightly toned and unusually well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 81
PHLIASIA, Phlious. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Half-Stater (Silver, 7.18 g). Triskeles of human legs to right with pellet at the center; between two of the legs, Φ. Rev. Incuse square divided into six irregular triangles. BCD Peloponnesos 77 (same dies). Seltman, Athens, 314 (P259/A207, same dies). Traité II, I, 1181 = Weber 3874. Extremely rare. Boldly struck. Attractive dark patina. Some minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 82
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 370-360/50 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.34 g 6). Chimaera moving to left on ground line, right paw raised; below Chimaera, Σ Ε; in exergue, monogram of ΔΑ. Rev. Dove flying left with ΣΙΒΥΡ above wing; all within olive wreath tied at the right. BCD Peloponnesos 221.1 (same dies). Traité III 778, pl. CCXX, 20 (same dies). A rare variety. Bright and attractive. Reverse struck slightly off center, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 83
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 370-360/50 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.19 g 2). Chimaera moving to left on ground line, right paw raised; below Chimaera and partially over the ground line, nude archer kneeling left and firing arrow from his bow; on either side of Chimaera’s neck, Σ Ε. Rev. Dove flying right with open wings; above tail, ΠΑ; all within olive wreath with ties to left. BCD Peloponnesos 221.2 (same dies). BMC 64. Very rare, especially in such outstanding condition. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 84
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s BC. Obol (Silver, 0.60 g 1). Dove alighting right, holding fillet in its beak; on wing, Ι. Rev. ΣΙ Dove flying to right. BCD 245. A superb, bright and beautifully preserved example with little actual wear, very rare in this condition. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 975 CHF
Lot 85
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 340s/330s BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.52 g 5). ΣΙ Chimaera prowling to right on ground line. Rev. Dove flying to right. BCD 237 (this coin). BMC -. Traité -. . Extremely rare. Beautifully toned, a superb coin, perhaps the finest in existence, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 86
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.16 g 3). ΣΕ Chimaera walking left, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove, with open wings, flying left within wreath; below dove’s head, Ν. BCD Peloponnesos 218. BMC 57. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 87
MESSENIA, Korone. Circa 100-50 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.56 g 12). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΚΟΡ Bunch of grapes with Ε below (= year 5); all within ivy wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 784 (this coin). Grandjean pl. XXVI, 4 (same obverse die). Rare. Beautifully toned and attractive, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 88
MESSENIA, Messene. Late 2nd century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.48 g 3). Diademed head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΜΕ-Σ Tripod; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 729 (this coin). BMC 15. Grandjean 120. Rare. An exceptionally fine example. Well-struck and of lovely style, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 89
LAKONIA. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Under the Achaean League, Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.42 g, 8 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaean League monogram with ΛΑ above, ΜΕ below and the pilei of the Dioscouri to left and right; all within laurel wreath. Agrinion 468a (same obverse die). BCD Peloponnesos 849 (this coin). Clerk 324. Very rare. Nicely toned and unusually well preserved for this rare issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 90
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 490s/480s-470s BC. Triobol (Silver, 3.08 g 12). Forepart of wolf at bay to left. Rev. Alpha, with bar sloping to the right and with two pellets, within a shallow incuse square with two deeper incuse squares in the upper part . BMC 8. BCD Peloponnesos 1008 (this coin). Traité I, 1204, pl. XXXVII, 21 (= de Luynes 2291, same dies). Very rare and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 91
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 420/10 BC. Diobol (Silver, 2.13 g 6). Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. Corinthian helmet facing with Α to right; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1036 (this coin). BMC 29 = Traité III, 613 pl. CCXV, 9. SNG Copenhagen 20 var. Very rare and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 92
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 370-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.99 g 5). Head of Hera to right, her hair flowing down the back of her neck, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, earring and necklace of pearls. Rev. ΑRΓΕΙΩΝ Two dolphins swimming in a circle to left; between them, Corinthian helmet right between Ε-Μ. BCD Peloponnesos 1066 (this coin). BMC -. A. Löbbecke, Griechische Münzen aus meiner Sammlung IV(ZfN 17, 1890), p. 6 and pl. I, 8 = Traité III, 617 (same dies). Extremely rare, the second example known. Some striking flatness but beautifully toned and struck on a broad flan, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 54000 CHF
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Lot 93
ARGOLIS, Hermione. Circa 360-320/10 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.85 g 7). Head of Demeter Chthonia to left wearing grain wreath, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Monogram of ΕΡ within wreath of grain. BCD Peloponnesos 1287 (this coin). BMC 1. Grandjean, Monnayage I, 1A (D1/R2, but cited by Grandjean as being R7, this coin). Very rare. Very attractively toned, probably the finest existing triobol of Hermione. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 94
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.98 g 3), Kleitor. Zeus Lykaios seated facing on low throne, his head to left, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying off his right. Rev. ΑΚΑΔΙΚΟ (sic! and partially retrograde) Head of Kallisto to right, with profile eye, wearing a thin necklace and with her hair bound up at the back with a taenia. BCD Peloponnesos (Kleitor) -. Williams, Confederate, 151. A very rare variant with a splendid facing portrait of Zeus on the obverse. Attractive dark patina, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 95
ARKADIA, Mantineia. Circa 490-470 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.46 g 5). Bear, the transformed nymph Kallisto, walking to left with open jaws. Rev. ΜΑ Three acorns arranged in a triangle; letter of the legend below and to right; oak leaf on the left; all within a triangular incuse. BCD Peloponnesos 1449. BMC 2 and 4 (bear left), 3 (same reverse die). Extremely rare and unusually well preserved, but with slightly porous surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 96
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Circa 460-450 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.93 g 10), Mantinea. Zeus Lykaios, seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and with eagle flying left from his right. Rev. ARKA Head of the nymph Kallisto to left, wearing a simple necklace and with her hair bound with a taenia; all with incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos (Mantinea) 1458 (this coin). Williams III, 2, 240. Nicely toned and with a superb early Classical head of Kallisto. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 97
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Summer 363-Spring 362. Stater (Silver, 12.19 g 1). Laureate head of Zeus Lykaios to left. Rev. Youthful Pan, nude and with his head facing, seated to left on a rock that is covered by his mantle, holding lagobolon in his right hand and resting his left elbow on the rock; to left, Arkadian League monogram; at the foot of the rock, syrinx and, in small letters, ΟΛVΜ. BCD Peloponnesos 1511(same dies). Guerin 11 (dies 1/c). Traité III, 866, pl. CCXXIV, 2 (same dies). Very rare. With the usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 98
ARKADIA. Pheneos. Circa first or early 2nd quarter of the 4th century. Obol (Silver, 0.91 g, 12 h). Head of youthful Hermes to left, with his petasos hanging behind from a cord around his neck. Rev. ΦΕΝΙ Upright kerykeion; to right, acorn and oak leaf. Not in BCD and apparently unknown and unpublished. Somewhat carelessly struck with some obverse flatness and a minor flan crack, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9600 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 99
ARKADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.88 g 6). Bust of youthful Hermes to right, his cloak tied around his neck and with his petasos hanging behind, suspended by a cord. Rev. ΦΕ Ram standing to right; above, kerykeion to right. BCD 1608. BMC 5. Traité II, 3, 891. Weber 4317. Rare. A beautiful piece, sharp and minted from fresh dies. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
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