obolos 2
14 June 2015
Webauction
Lot 1
GAUL, Ambiani. Circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 6.09 g), struck during Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Gallo-Belgic Type E. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. Depeyrot, NC VI, 161. DT 239. S. 11. VA 52/4. A lovely and very well preserved piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Insubres. 2nd century BC. 2 Tetrobols. (Silver, 14/13 mm, 2.95 g, 4 h), Imitations of Massalia. Female head right. Rev. Lion to right with pseudo inscription above. CCCBM II, 18-20. Very fine (2).
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 3
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 7.23 g). Head of an eagle to left, between two pellets; all within wreath. Rev. Five pellets within a torque with pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. Kellner type II C. Obverse struck from a very worn die; the reverse from a rusty one, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early-mid 1st century BC. Quinarii (4) (Silver), Schönaich II type. Stylized male head. Rev. Cross with pellets and VIO in the quarters. Cf. Castelin 60. Dembski 437. Flesche 364. Porous. About very fine (4).
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 5
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 7.15 g), minted in the area of western and southwestern Slovakia and in northern Burgenland. Irregular convex bulge. Rev. Concave sea-shell shaped pattern. Flesche 478-479. Lanz 53. Paulsen 395. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 6
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/8 Stater (Gold, 7mm, 0.96 g), Athena-Alkis type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Athena Alkedimos advancing left, holding shield and brandishing javelin. Flesche 430. Paulsen 120-128. SLM 1143. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 7
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 6mm, 0.34 g), Athena-Alkis type. Blank convex surface. Rev. Athena Alkedimos advancing left, holding shield and brandishing javelin. Dembski 503-505. Flesche 435. Lanz 36-37. Paulsen 147-150. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 135 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 8
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.83 g 12), Type H Roseldorf/Nemcice. Horse advancing to left. Rev. Horse advancing to right; above, circular symbol. Flesche 496. Kolnikova, Nemcice 890. Paulsen 595. Scheers 1209. Very rare. A fascinating example with a beautiful old tone. Slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 310 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 9
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. Late 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.46 g 8). Pentagram with a central pellet. Rev. Stylized forepart of pegasos to left. Dembski 779. Flesche -. Rare. Attractively toned and particularly well struck for this type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 10
DANUBE REGION. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 13.70 g 7), a stylized version derived from tetradrachms struck by Audoleon. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; around, pseudo-legend; below, "Y" above columnar device (Audoleon monogram). Dembski 1339. OTA 422.1. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 970 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 11
DANUBE REGION. Imitating Philip III of Macedon, c. 2nd Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.47 g 12). Stylized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. Zeus seated left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, stylized monogram. CCCBM 1 203. Gobl, OTA, 591/2. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 145 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 12
EASTERN EUROPE, Eravisci. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 3.35 g 2), imitating an anonymous Roman Republican type, 1st century BC. DVTEVTI Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. Rider with upraised right hand to right; below, tabula. Dembski -. Flesche -. Freeman - (5/-). H.D. Rauch, 20 September 2012, 100 (same dies). Rare and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 13
DANUBE REGION. Eravisci, 1st century BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.60 g 11). Stylized head of Jupiter to right Rev. RAVIZ Globe between rudder and thunderbolt. Dembski 1564 ff. var. (rudder and thunderbolt inverted). Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 14
EASTERN EUROPE, Eravisci. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.28 g 2), imitating C. Postumius (obverse) and L. Papius (reverse), after 75 BC. Draped bust of Diana to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. Griffin to right; below, amphora. Dembski 1546 (same dies). Freeman - (17/K). H.D. Rauch, 20 September 2012, 93 (same dies). Attractively toned and well centered. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 15
DANUBE REGION. 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35mm, 14.97 g 12). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right, but of degraded style. Rev. Herakles standing facing; legend degraded to dots and circles. Dembski 1527 var. Lanz cf. 983 ff. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 16
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-121 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.77 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. M A within wheel of four spokes. Depeyrot, Marseille 31. SNG Copenhagen 723-728. Nicely toned and of fine style. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 17
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 390/86-218/5 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.71 g 1). Bare head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 10. An outstanding obverse in particularly fine style. Slightly toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 18
ETRURIA, Populonia. 3rd century BC. Bronze (18mm, 4.91 g 7). Negro head to right. Rev. Elephant with bell at neck, standing right; below, Etruscan G = ɔ. HN Italy 69. SNG ANS 36. SNG Copenhagen 48. Rare. Scratches on both sides, good fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 19
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 7.49 g 4). Head of nymph to right; behind neck, bunch of grapes. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, monogram ΠΔ. HN Italy 571. Sambon 439. SNG ANS 318. Beautiful style. Minor scuff on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 680 CHF
Starting Price: 550 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 20
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 275-250 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 7.35 g 9). Head of nymph to left; behind neck,lyre. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, IΣ. HN Italy 586. Sambon 506. SNGANS 395. Nicely toned and with good surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 571 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Published in Fischer-Bossert
Lot 21
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 390-385 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.67 g 2). Nude youth riding on horse galloping to right; below horse’s belly, Λ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding an akrostolion in his right hand and resting his left on the dolphin. Fischer-Bossert 396d (this coin). Attractive, of good style and nicely toned. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 22
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 530-520 BC. Stater (30mm, 7.74 g 12). ME - TA Ear of barley with seven grains; border of pellets within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley, incuse; rayed border. HN III, 1470. Noe 91. SNG ANS 197. Well struck and beautifully engraved. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 4000 CHF
Lot 23
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 510-470 BC. Stater (Silver, 26mm, 8.10 g 12). META (retrograde) Ear of barley with six grains. Rev. Ear of barley with six grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1482. Noe 193. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 24
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 340-330 . Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.94 g, 11 h), Ami.... Head of Leukippos right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head right; below chin, monogram. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston class B, 2. SNG ANS 434. Beautifully toned. Minor surface marks, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 25
BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 211-208 BC. Double Unit (Didrachm?) (Bronze, 26mm, 15.95 g 5). Helmeted head of Ares left, griffin on helmet; below neck, thunderbolt. Rev. BPETTION Hera Hoplosima advancing right, holding shield with both hands and spear leaning against her; to right, bucranium. HN Italy 1987. SNG ANS 100. A sharp and attractive coin with a fine green patina. Minor encrustations, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 26
BRUTTIUM, Hipponion (?). Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.52 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Pegasus flying right; below, kerykeion. Calciati 4. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 27
BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 325-317 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 8.52 g 11). Pegasus flying left. Rev. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, ΛOK; to left, head of an eagle. Pegasi 9. SNG München 1485. Some minor marks, otherwise. nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 540 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 28
BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.59 g 6). Pegasus flying left; below, thunderbolt. Rev. ΛOKPΩN Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to left. HN Italy 2342. Pegasi 13. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 540 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 29
BRUTTIUM, Medma. Circa 330-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.55 g 3). Pegasos flying left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; below bust, M 8 (off the flan on this coin). Calciati 1/5. SNG ANS 587. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 30
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 445-435 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.73 g 3). Facing lion’s head. Rev. PECI within olive wreath. HN Italy 2485. Minor die flaw on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 31
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 490-483 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.75 g 9). AKRA Eagle standing left. Rev. Crab. SNG ANS 943-5. Attractively toned. Slightly weak obverse strike, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 640 CHF
Starting Price: 420 CHF
Lot 32
SICILY, unlocated Punic mint. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.08 g 3). Wreathed head of Tanit-Persephone, with dolphins swimming around. Rev. Horse's head left with large palm behind; below, punic letter M. Jenkins, CPS III, 256 (same dies). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 540 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 11
Lot 33
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.66 g 9). Rider galloping to right, bearded and nude but for high helmet, hurling spear with his raised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Kraay & Hirmer 156. Jenkins, Gela 28. SNG ANS 5. SNG Ashmolean 1720. Attractively toned and with a very powerful reverse. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 6500 CHF
Lot 34
Sicily, Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.86 g 3). Horse walking right; above, wreath. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of Acheloos as a man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Gela 330. Well centered but with a lightly struck obverse. Somewhat rough surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 35
SICILY, Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.78 g 11). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische LI 6-7. Mirone 82. SNG ANS 1266. A nicely toned and well centered example of extraordinarily fine style. Light scratches on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Elegant head of Arethusa
Lot 36
SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Hieron I, c. 470-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.13 g 8). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; below, ketos. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa right, wearing earring and necklace, hair tied with pearl headband; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 410 (V212/R289). Beautifully toned and attractively centered. Minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 37
SICILY. Syracuse. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.18 g, 12 h), reverse die signed by Phrygillos, c. 415-405. Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in left, driving galloping chariot to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, grain ear. Rev. ΣVPAKOΣION Head of Arethusa to left, her hair in a sakkos, and wearing an ampyx inscribed with ΦPY, four dolphins swimming around. Rizzo, pl. XLIII, 13 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 278 (same dies). Tudeer 53 (dies 18/32). Nicely toned. Lightly struck and with some minor bangs and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2750 CHF
Starting Price: 2750 CHF
Lot 38
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. (Silver, 23mm, 17.05 g 5), c. 317-310 BC. Head of Arethusa to left, wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace, her hair wreathed with grain leaves; below, NK; around, three swimming dolphins. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving galloping quadriga left; above, triskeles; in exergue, monogram. Ierardi 41 (O8/R22). SNG Lockett 1002 (same dies). Weber 1668 (same dies). A beautiful example with very clear surfaces. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 39
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.47 g 10), c. 317-305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Pegasus flying left; below, triskeles. Calciati 9. SNG ANS 556-557. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 40
ZEUGITANA, Carthage. Circa 300 BC. Shekel (Silver, 19mm, 7.96 g 2). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; behind, palm tree; to right, star. Gulbenkian 383. Muller 108. SNG Copenhagen 141. An attractive, toned example. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2100 CHF
Lot 41
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g). Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised; above, Α; below, in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 90 var. An attractive and bold piece with a lion and a bull of a particularly vigorous, late Archaic style. Some minor scuffs, marks and scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 5500 CHF
Lot 42
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 400 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.39 g 12), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within very shallow incuse square. SNG ANS 522 (same obverse die). Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 43
MACEDON, Tragilos. Circa 450-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.19 g 10). Bunch of grapes. Rev. Τ Ρ Α Ι Within the squares of a quadripartite incuse square. BMC 5 var. Lightly toned and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 44
MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 490-480 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.36 g). Head of bull right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 2221. SNG Lockett 1291. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 155 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 45
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.39 g 6), Amphipolis, c. 356-355 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip riding left, wearing armor and kausia, with his cloak billowing out behind him and with his right hand raised in salute; below, thunderbolt; in exergue, ΔH. Le Rider 15. Toned and of magnificent early style. Minor flan flaw on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 46
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.11 g, 9 h), struck under Philip III, Amphipolis, 323/2-c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, on horseback to right; below horse, monogram of ΤΕ and Λ. Le Rider pl. 46, 3. SNG ANS 667-673. Well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 47
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.34 g, 1 h), Pella, c. 323-315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ Young jockey, on horseback to right, holding palm branch and reins; below horse, snake; to right, Boeotian shield. Le Rider 524 (S279/R432). A coin of attractive early Hellenistic style. Test cut on reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Alexander III Tetradrachm with ram’s head
Lot 48
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.13 g 11), Damascus, c. 330-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; above struts of throne, dot; below bottom strut, ΔA. Price 3203. Minor graffito on the reverse, otherwise, Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 49
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.91 g 7), uncertain mint in Greece or Macedon, c. 310-275. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, dolphin; below, bukranion between T - I. Haeberlin Collection 1937, 16 (this coin). Price 850. Rare. Nicely toned and very attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1050 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.25 g 12), in the name of Alexander III, Teos, c. 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in left field, below, palm branch tied with fillets; in exergue, [spear-head]. Price 2259. A most attractive piece with a lovely iridescent tone. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 265 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.26 g 12), struck under Philip III, Kolophon, c. 322-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in left field, fish upwards; to right, spear-head. Price 1762. A most attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 52
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.89 g 6), Mesembria, c. 250-175 BC. Head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, Corinthian helmet left. Price 971. Attractive and clear, and of vigorous style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 16.50 g 12), Mesembria, c. 175-125. Head of Herakles wearing lion skin headdress to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, helmet above ΔA; below throne, HPA. Price 1054. Beautifully toned. Insignificant scratches on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 54
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.29 g 2), Lampsakos. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in left field, buckle; below throne, monogram. ADM II Series IX. Price P15. Beautifully struck and toned with underlying luster. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 330 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.41 g 11), Kolophon, c. 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left; lyre in left field. Price P43. A beautiful example with clear surfaces and some original mint luster. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 56
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Fifth Tetradrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h), in the types of Philip II, Amphipolis, c. 318-317. Head of Apollo to right, wearing tainia. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Horseman riding right; monogram below. Le Rider pl. 45, 7–9. SNG ANS 650-7. Troxell, Studies, Group 7, 366-8. Attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 57
MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), Republican period. First Meris. Circa 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.67 g 9), Amphipolis. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder; all at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents. Rev. MAKEΔONΩN / ΠΡΩTHΣ Club with head to right between two lines of inscription; above, monogram of AΡ; around, oak wreath with ties to left; to left of the ties, thunderbolt. SNG Ashmolean 3292. SNG Copenhagen 1310-1311. Fresh and nicely struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 58
GREEK. Miscellaneous. . Includes: Macedon. Balkan imitation of Philip II. Tetradrachm (26 mm, 14.15 g 5); Philip II. AE (17 mm, 6.28 g 4); Alexander III. Tetradrachm (26 mm, 16.78 g 3); Alexander III. Drachm (16 mm, 4.15 g 12); Philip III Arrhidaios. Tetradrachms (25 mm, 15.95 g, 12 and 26 mm, 17.07 g, 11); Lysimachos. Tetradrachm (28 mm, 17.08 g, 11); Patraos. Tetradrachm (23 mm, 12.83 g 6). About very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 8 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 846 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 59
MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.15 g 12). Two facing male heads, ‘tête bêche’. Rev. IΣTPIH Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; below, A. AMNG I 416. Some metal flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 60
MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.60 g 12). Facing male heads, ‘tête bêche’. Rev. IΣTPIH Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; below, ΦY. AMNG I 425. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 290 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 61
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.88 g 10). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 160–1. Topalov, Apollonia 45. Beautifully toned and struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 62
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Mid-late 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 3.27 g 11). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 160. SNG Copenhagen 458. An attractive example with a particularly nice obverse. Slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 63
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.89 g, 9 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 160–1. Topalov, Apollonia 45. Well centered and finely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Starting Price: 270 CHF
Lot 64
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Diobol (?) (Silver, 9mm, 0.98 g 11). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 167. SNG Copenhagen 461. A lovely, toned and well centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 65
THRACE, Mesambria. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.54 g). Facing Corinthian helmet. Rev. META within four-spoked wheel. SNG BM Black Sea 267. SNG Stancomb 218. Rare. Attractively toned. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 66
THRACE, Mesambria. 4th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.33 g). Facing Corinthian helmet. Rev. META within four-spoked wheel. Karayotov I 39–140. SNG BM Black Sea 268–71. SNG Copenhagen 652-653. Topalov, Messambria 9. A perfect, nicely toned and genuine example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 67
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-309 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 2.40 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet in one sunken quarter and tailed pellet (comet?) in the other. McClean 4055-4056. SNG Copenhagen 824-825. A nice example sharply struck. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 68
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17mm, 2.45 g). Forepart of lion to right, his head turned to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and monogram AΓ in one quarter and phiale in the opposite. SNG Fitzwilliam 464. Weber 2425. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 155 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 69
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.50 g). Forepart of lion right, his head turned to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet in one quarter, bunch of grapes in the opposite. McClean 4079. Nicely toned. With a curiously schematic obverse style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
Lot 70
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.31 g). Forepart of lion to right, his head turned to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; dot above I in one quarter, kantharos in opposite quarter. BMC -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. Weber -. Apparently unpublished with these symbols. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 71
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 9.46 g), c. 490. Nude, ithyphallic satyr rushing to right in the archaic kneeling-running position, holding a nymph in his arms who raises her right arm in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 1. SGC 1356. Of unusually fine archaic style. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 72
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 0.78 g 3), c. 411-340 BC. Bald satyr kneeling to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and resting his left on his hip. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Large amphora with high handles. BMC 53. SNG Copenhagen 1029. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 73
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12mm, 0.85 g 1), c. 411-340 BC. Bald satyr kneeling to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and resting his left on his hip. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Large amphora with high handles. BMC 53. SNG Copenhagen 1029. Well struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 74
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After c. 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34mm, 16.97 g 12). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing taenia and ivy wreath. Rev. HPAKΛEOVΣ / ΣΩTEPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN Herakles, nude, standing left, holding a club set on the ground with his right hand and with a lion skin draped over his left arm; to left, M. SNG Copenhagen 1047. Struck fairly early in the series and of relatively good style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.05 g 11), Sardes, 297-287. Diademed head of the deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. Athena Nikephoros seated left, her left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monograms to outer left and in exergue. Müller 406. Thompson 86. A lovely, toned example. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 330 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 76
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 17.01 g 12), Byzantion, c. 281-235. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great to right, wearing horn of Ammon. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Athena seated left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left arm on a shield; behind her, transverse spear; to left, monogram of AP. Meydancikkale 2697. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 470 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 77
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 48/7-45/4 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 4.43 g 12), Petraios and Ptolemaios. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; above spear, ΠΕΤΡΑΙΟΥ; in exergue, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ. SNG Copenhagen 290. Toned and struck on a broad flan, a most unusual coin with a very low weight; as such, very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 240 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 78
THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 6.03 g 6). Thessalos striding to right, naked but for chlamys over his shoulders, his petasos attached to a cord around his neck and flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping right; all within a dotted border. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ / ΣΑΙΑ Bridled horse with trailing rein prancing right; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly 369. Beautifully toned and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 79
THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 6.00 g 6). Thessalos to right, naked but for chlamys and petasos flying in the air above him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull he has wrestled nearly down to the ground; all within a circle of dots. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΙΑ Bridled horse with trailing rein to right, all in shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly 177 (same dies). A very attractive example with a beautiful iridescent toning. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 80
THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.10 g 9). Head of the nymph Larissa to left, wearing earring. Rev. ΛAPIΣAIA bridled horse, its rein trailing, galloping right. BCD Triton 180 var. (same obverse die, but with a slightly different legend arrangement). An attractive, toned, example. Minor double striking on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 81
THESSALY. Magnetes. Circa 140-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 7 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, monogram. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ Artemis, wearing hunting costume, with quiver over her shoulder and holding bow in her right hand, seated left on galley prow; to left, dolphin swimming downwards; above prow, star; to right, two monograms. BMC 1. BCD II 415.2. SNG Copenhagen 153. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 33
Lot 82
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Last quarter of the 5th Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 5.98 g, 9 h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet; small TH and IΠ between crest and neck guard. Rev. Φ-A-P-Σ Thessalian cavalryman on horse prancing right, wearing petasos and holding a lagobolon. Lavva 93b (V47/R53; this coin). Beautifully toned, of excellent style and with a wonderfully detailed reverse. Minor flaw on cheek., otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 83
AKARNANIA, Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 360-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.44 g 6). Pegasus flying right; below, AP above dog reclining to right. Rev. APΓEΩN (retrograde) Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, barley grain. BCD 130 (same dies). Calciati II -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 860 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 84
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 449-447. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.98 g 9). O - Φ Bull’s head facing. Rev. Forepart of boar to right; all within incuse square. BCD Lokris 245-246. Williams Period III, 226. Well centered and struck. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 85
BOEOTIA, Tanagra. Early-mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.92 g). Boiotian shield. Rev. TA Forepart of leaping horse to left. BCD Boiotia 268. SNG Copenhagen -. Attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 86
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.21 g), c. 390-382 BC. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ - ΜΩ Amphora with high handles; hanging from the left handle, ivy sprig with two leaves and berry; above, club with handle to right. BCD Boiotia 489-491. BMC 129. Winterthur 1916. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. Minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 87
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 12.22 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 438/9 var. A bright and attractively toned example with a nice head of Dionysos. Obverse struck off center and with a minor metal flaw, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 88
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.41 g 11). Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTIAIEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing. BCD 377 ff. Uncleaned as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 89
ATTICA OR THE THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION , Athens (?). Circa 550-520 BC. Hemitetartemorion (Silver, 6mm, 0.12 g). Wheel with four spokes Rev. Small rectangular incuse. Cf. Seltman pl. IV, αα. Apparently very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 90
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 490-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.26 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive sprig. Seltman, Group M. SNG Copenhagen 20. Rare. Nicely toned and with a bold Archaic head of Athena. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 91
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. Countermarked on the reverse for use in Egypt and the Levant. Struck on a relatively short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 555 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 92
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 108-107 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.59 g 12), new style coinage, Damon, Sosikrates and Timon. Helmeted head of Athena to right Α-ΘΕ / ΔΑ−ΜΩΝ / ΣΩΣΙ/ΚΡΑ/ΤΗΣ TI/MON Owl standing right on amphora; to right, quiver and bow; M on amphora. Thompson 729d. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 93
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.24 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay / Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. An attractive and pleasant piece. A few minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
From the collection of E. J. Haeberlin
Lot 94
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 8.51 g 3). Pegasos flying to right; below, koppa. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind, serpent to right. BCD Korinth 63. Pegasi 222. A lovely and nicely toned example struck on a broad flan. Struck with a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 640 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 95
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 350-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.49 g 1). Pegasos flying left; below, koppa. Rev. [Δ] - Ι Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, Artemis running left, holding two torches. BMC 314. Calciati 457. Minor die rust, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 96
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.68 g, 9 h). Dove alighting right, holding fillet in its beak; on wing, Ι. Rev. ΣΙ Dove flying to right. BCD 245. A sharply struck and attractive coin. Struck slightly off center and with an edge slightly bent in striking, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
From the BCD Collection
Lot 97
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Circa mid-3rd century BC (or later?). Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.62 g 11). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AX monogram within laurel wreath with ties below. BCD 381 (this coin). BMC 1 var. Clerk 1 var. A very pleasant example of an extremely rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 490 CHF
Starting Price: 220 CHF
A very rare variety and perhaps unpublished
Lot 98
ELIS, Olympia. Late 340s BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.89 g 12). Head of Olympia to right, wearing earring and with her hair bound up, but with some tresses falling down the back of her neck. Rev. FA Eagle standing left with closed wings, head turned back to right. BCD 189/190 var. (same obverse die). BCD 649 (a slightly earlier variety). Seltman -. A very rare variety, perhaps unpublished. Minor flan crack and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 650 CHF
From the BCD Collection
Lot 99
ARGOLIS, Epidauros. Circa 280s/270s-260s. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.54 g 6). Laureate head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. BCD 1234 (this coin). Requier Series 2 [1], D4-R5. SNG Copenhagen 116 (same dies). Rare and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
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