nomos 20
10 July 2020 16:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Welcome, finally!, to Nomos 20. At the time of this was first written, in early March 2020, we were coming to the realisation that our auction was not going to take place on the 3rd of May: we never thought it would have to be put off to 10th of July!
Lot 100
KINGS OF MACEDON. Archelaos, 413-400/399 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 1.11 g, 9 h), Aigai. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. [A]P- X - E Forepart of wolf right, gnawing the jawbone of a boar; above, club to right. Cf. AMNG III 8, SNG ANS 72, and SNG Copenhagen 506 (all with an uncertain bone in their mouths). An intriguing piece, with a very well-engraved reverse showing the wolf clutching a perfectly identifiable boar's jawbone in his mouth – clear and well-preserved. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 340 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 101
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.51 g, 12 h), Amphipolis, 342/1-329/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse to right, Janiform male head. Le Rider 303a (this coin). SNG Berry 117 (same dies). Attractively toned. Very minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 102
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 19.5 mm, 8.61 g, 2 h), struck during the reign of Philip III, 323-315, Pella, c. 323/2 - c. 315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga rushing to right, driven by charioteer holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; below horses, thunderbolt. Le Rider 424 (D192/R314). A very attractive, well-centered and well-struck example of wonderful quality. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 103
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.63 g, 12 h), struck under Philip III, Teos, circa 323-316. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer, driving chariot drawn by two horses trotting to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, Sigma-monogram. Le Rider pl. 90, 13 (same dies). SNG ANS 320. Thompson 125. Very well-centered, struck in high relief and lustrous. Minor die faults beneath Apollo's eye, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 104
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.17 g, 12 h), Memphis, c. 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne, ΔΙ. Kraay & Hirmer 569. Price 3971 var (with ΔΙ-Ο, not ΔΙ, as here). An apparently unknown variant. Attractive and clear. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 105
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.61 g, 10 h), Amphipolis, circa 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, trident head downwards. Price 172. Clear and of fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 106
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.32 g, 9 h), Lampsakos, 328-323. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, his feet on a footstool, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; below throne, monogram of ΔIO. Price 1355. Very attractive, lustrous and boldly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 107
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 11 h), uncertain mint in Pamphylia, possibly Side, c. 325-320. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne ΔΙ. Price 2948. Sharply struck, bright and in high relief. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 108
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.55 g, 10 h), struck during the reign of Philip III, Lampsakos, 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, buckle; below Nike's left wing, monogram of ΛΩ. Price 1374. M. Kostial, Kelten im Osten - Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Sammlung Lanz (Staatliche Münzsammlung, Munich, 1997), 26 (this coin). Attractive, bold and lightly toned. Some marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 109
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.18 g, 10 h), struck under Philip III, Tarsos, c. 323-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Nike flying right bearing wreath; below Nike, kerykeion; below throne, monogram of ΕΠ. Price 3048. Struck on a broad flan with an obverse of lovely style, in high relief, and attractively toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 110
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.58 g, 11 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Sardes, c. 322-319/8. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in the field to left, ΤΙ above bee. Price 2624 = Thompson, Sardes, XIV 225a (same dies). With a beautifully engraved head of Athena obverse of unusually fine style. Apparently only the second known example of this issue. The reverse softly struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 111
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.71 g, 1 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Amphipolis, circa 320-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞA-NΔPOY Thunderbolt. Price 157. SNG Copenhagen 696. Troxell, Studies, issue E. Rare. Clear and unusually nice. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 112
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.24 g, 5 h), struck posthumously, Amphipolis, c. 315-294. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, Λ over torch; below throne, monogram of ΗΓ. Price 445. Attractive and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 113
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.16 g, 1 h), struck under Seleukos I Nikator, Babylon, c. 311-305. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram within wreath; below throne, MI. Price 3746. Boldly struck in high relief. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 114
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.08 g, 1 h), struck posthumously, Uranopolis (?), circa 300-290. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, star on cone above Θ; below throne, Α. Price 518. Nicely toned, of excellent style, well-struck and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 115
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.16 g, 10 h), struck during the reigns of Kassander and Demetrius Poliorketes, Corinth, c. 310-290. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne with a plain back, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, horse's head to left; below throne, ΔΕ. Noe 34. Price 690. Clear, well-centered and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 116
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.05 g, 5 h), struck posthumously, uncertain mint in Greece or Macedonia, c. 310-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; in field to left, Α above facing bull's head. Price 834. Very attractive, lightly toned and very nicely centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 117
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.25 g, 8 h), struck posthumously, Amphipolis, c. 294-290. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, horizontal thunderbolt over Ζ; below throne, monogram of MΕ. Price 502. Attractive, clear and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 118
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.88 g, 1 h), struck posthumously, uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, c. 323-280. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, kantharos. Price 2719A. Very rare, nicely toned and of particularly bold style with a remarkably "emotional" portrait of Herakles. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 900 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 119
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 17.17 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Lampsakos, c. 280-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, elaborate monogram above forepart of Pegasus to left; below throne, monogram of ΚΑ. Price 1448. Very well-centered and attractive. Very minor marks and with an obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 120
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.45 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Sinope, c. 230-200. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; outer left, 8-rayed star; below left wing, ΔΙ above ΣI; below right wing, monogram of ΣΕ. Price 1247. Stack's NYINC 2015, 51 (same dies). A particularly interesting late issue. Obverse weakly struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 121
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36.5 mm, 16.85 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Myrina, ca. 188-170. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, below eagle, MYPI above amphora. Price 1663. A very attractive, lightly toned coin, well-centered on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 122
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.22 g, 12 h), struck posthumously, Odessos, c. 120-90 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, ΘE; below throne, monogram of ΟΔΗ. HGC 2, 1587. Price 1181. Callataÿ D16/R48. Nicely toned and with an obverse in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 123
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.60 g, 2 h), Babylon, c. 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent coiled to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; below her left wing, ΛΥ; in outer field to left, Μ. Price P180. A superb piece, perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3220 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 124
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.17 g, 2 h), Babylon, c. 323-318/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, facing head of Helios; below throne, KY. Price P205. With a dramatically bold head of Herakles, struck in very high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 125
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.07 g), Amphipolis, c. 292-291. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a pile of rocks, holding aplustre in his right hand and trident with his left; in inner field to left, monogram of ΑΡΤ over Ξ; in field to right, monogram of ΚΑ. Newell 106. Attractive, with a bold portrait in high relief. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 126
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.92 g, 6 h), Amphipolis, c. 290-289. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right knee; in inner field to left, trident-shaped monogram; in inner field to right, monogram of ΔΡ. HGC 3, 1014b. Newell 116 (obverse die CI). Lightly toned, clear and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 127
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 1 h), Chalkis, circa 290-287. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in outer field to left, monogram of ΑΓΚ; in outer field to right, bunch of grapes. Newell 154b = SNG Munich 1051 (same dies). A beautiful, lustrous coin, struck in high relief with a splendid portrait. Minor striking faults on the edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 128
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 17.17 g, 11 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55 . Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, TΙ. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3260. SNG Copenhagen 1202. A superb piece, bright and sharply struck from unworn dies and with an exceptionally clear reverse. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 129
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.14 g, 9 h), Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, KT. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3261. SNG Copenhagen 1201. A superb piece, bright and sharply struck from unworn dies. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 130
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 17.18 g, 3 h), Pella, 202-200. Head of the youthful hero Perseus to left, wearing a winged helmet with a griffin's head ornament, and with a harpa behind his neck; all within the center of a Macedonian shield with seven star-within-crescent ornaments. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club to right within oak wreath with ties on the left. AMNG p. 197, 1 and pl. II, 3 (Philip VI Andriskos). Boehringer, Chronologie, pl. 8, 8 (Philip V). SNG Lockett 1541 (Philip VI Andriskos). SNG Munich 1125(Philip V). Rare. Nicely struck, lightly toned and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 131
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 365-356 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.26 g, 1 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ - ΣΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right, with curly tail. Lorber o12/R3 (one of six known examples, but this piece not listed by Lorber). A very attractive, sharply struck and nicely toned coin. Struck on a slightly oddly-shaped flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 132
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.15 g, 9 h), "late facing head" series. Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD II 325. Lorber 2008 110 (same dies). An attractive piece, well-struck and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 133
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 8 mm, 2.10 g, 12 h), Attic standard. Head of the youthful river-god Acheloos to right; behind, retrograde Ν. Rev. ΑΚΑΡΝΑΝΩΝ Apollo, nude but for drapery over his right leg, seated left on throne, holding bow in his right hand and leaning his left on the side of the throne; in field to left, plow. BCD Akarnania -, but cf. 14 for a quarter stater with a different letter and for references to an Attic standard stater and half-stater with the plow symbol. Cf. De Luynes 1916 (quarter stater with a monogram). Extremely rare, probably unique with this letter and symbol combination. Perhaps the finest example known of this coinage. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Lot 134
AKARNANIA. Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.57 g, 1 h). Pegasus flying right with straight wings; below, monogram of AN. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, tripod within wreath and monogram of AN. BCD 89-90. Calciati 30. HGC 4, 758. Imhoof-Blumer 60. An attractive and lustrous example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 135
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 8.45 g, 1 h). Λ Pegasos flying to left, with curved wings and bridle. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crestless Corinthian helmet and with almond-shaped frontal eye. Asyut 238 (this coin). BCD Akarnania -. BMC 1-2. Calciati. A very rare early issue. Toned as found. Scratch along Athena's nose, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 136
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.45 g, 12 h). Pegasus flying right with straight wings; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, forepart of a roaring lion to right and Λ. BMC Corinth 64. BCD Akarnania 225.2. Calciati 103. Toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
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Lot 137
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.47 g, 6 h). Λ Pegasos flying right. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind neck, Α; behind head, grape vine with bunch of grapes over the mouth of a tall amphora on a stand. BCD 278. BMC 87. Calciati 128. Clear and well-struck. Some corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 138
AKARNANIA. Thyrrheion. Circa 320-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.24 g, 3 h). Pegasos flying left with straight wings; below, Θ. Rev. Θ-Y Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and a pearl necklace; in field to right, elaborate pendant earring. BCD 371. Calciati 10. SNG Copenhagen 409. With a fine head of Athena. Obverse struck from a worn die and with minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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From the BCD collection
Lot 139
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 485-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 1.01 g, 2 h). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ-Ο Forepart of boar to right; all within incuse square. BCD 195 (this coin). Williams - (O-/R26). Williams post 44. Well-centered and toned, an unusually nice example. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 140
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 11.96 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Incuse square with a recessed large triangle (divided by a line), a recessed square (divided by a line), and a smaller recessed triangle; raised archaic Θ at the center. BCD Boiotia 343. BMC 2. Rosen 178. Bright and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 141
EUBOIA. Chalkis. Circa 338-308 BC. Obol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.62 g, 3 h). Head of the nymph Chalkis to right. Rev. X-A Eagle standing to right. BCD 133. Picard Emission 6,1a = SNG Copenhagen 442 (same dies). Extremely rare, BCD had only a single example, inferior to this one. Of fine late Classical style, very well-engraved and with a noble eagle. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 142
EUBOIA. Eretria. after 180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.69 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate Epiteles. Bust of Artemis to right, her hair tied with a ribbon behind, wearing a necklace, a pendant earring and a chiton, and with her bow and quiver over her left shoulder. Rev. ΕΡΕΤΡΙΕΩΝ / ΕΠΙΤΕΛΗΣ Steer standing right, its head, adorned with a taenia, turned towards the viewer; all within laurel wreath. BCD Euboia 343 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1794 (same obverse die). Very rare, the second known example. Toned and elegant. Some minor marks and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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Lot 143
EUBOIA. Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.38 g, 10 h). Head of the nymph Histiaia to right, her hair rolled and bound up on the top of her head, wearing a wreath of grape leaves, a pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΙΣΤΙ - ΑΙΕΩΝ Nymph seated right on stern of galley, holding stylis in her left hand and resting her right on the deck; on the side of the stern to left, wing; on the aphlaston, Macedonian shield; below, trident and monogram. Apparently unpublished, but cf. BCD Euboia 405. Attractive and clear. Minor marks and some striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 144
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 16.96 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and circular earring. Rev. ΑΘ[Ε] Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, olive sprig; all within incuse square. Asyut 311 ff. Seltman Group Gi. Svoronos pl. 5 passim. Clear, well-struck and very attractively toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 145
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 460-455 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV. Cf. Svoronos pl. 9, 10. A wonderful, fresh example, very well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 146
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 460-455 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.23 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group V. Svoronos pl. 10, 1 ff. Elegant, well-centered with a lovely reverse. Some areas of dark toning, minor defect on Athena's cheek, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 147
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.23 g, 7 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 9. Bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered, with an unusually full helmet crest. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1440 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
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Lot 148
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.20 g, 7 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. Bright, lustrous, well-struck, well-centered and especially nice. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 149
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.25 g, 7 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 2 ff. Bright, lustrous, well-struck on a broad flan, well-centered and especially nice. Very minor deposits and striking cracks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 150
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 7 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 15. Attractive, lustrous and well-struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 151
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Glau... and Eche...o, 138/7. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested helmet. Rev. ΑΘΕ / ΓΛ/ΑΥ-ΕΧΕ Owl standing, turned to the right but with its head facing, on a Panathenaic amphora lying to right; on amphora, Γ; all within olive wreath. Thompson 308 (this obverse die but reverse unrecorded). Toned and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 152
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.09 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of line of five very large pellets down the back of its shell and with two equal-sized ones flanking the top to form a "collar". Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Attractive and bold, struck in high relief and with the turtle's head fully visible. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 153
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 12.50 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of line of five large pellets down the back of its shell and with two smaller ones flanking the top to form a "collar". Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Attractive and bold. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 154
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 12.28 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. An attractive, lightly toned example, struck in high relief. Small test punch on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 155
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.52 g, 9 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; below chin, A; behind neck, bee flying to left. BCD Corinth 114 (same dies). Calciati 399. Ravel 1038 (same dies). With a reverse of very good style and a most unusual symbol. Striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
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Lot 156
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.57 g, 3 h). Pegasos, with pointed wings, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; below chin to left, Ι; in field to right, Nike flying to left. BCD 111. BMC 350. Calciati 420. Ravel 1030. Well-struck, toned and attractive. Minor scratches and graffiti, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 157
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.57 g, 6 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet; below chin, I; behind neck, owl standing to right, head facing. BCD Corinth 112. BMC 180 (letter Ι unnoticed) and 350 ff. Calciati 422. Ravel 1031. Well-centered and lightly toned. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 158
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.50 g, 3 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Α-Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on the bowl, and a pearl necklace; behind to right, eagle standing to left with closed wings, its head turned back to right. BCD Corinth 101. BMC 258. Calciati 426. Ravel 1008. Nicely centered. Some deposits and with an obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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Lot 159
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.55 g, 7 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Α - Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on the bowl, and a pearl necklace; behind neck, aegis with Gorgon’s head. BCD Corinth -. BMC 252. Calciati 427. Ravel 1009. Well-centered and slightly toned. Slightly weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 160
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 8.50 g, 9 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Δ-I Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; behind her neck to right, Artemis Phosphoros advancing to left. BCD Corinth -. BMC 314. Calciati 452. Ravel 1076. Well-centered on a broad flan. Some uncleaned deposits and minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 161
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.62 g, 12 h). Pegasus,with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Δ-I Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; behind her neck to right, Artemis standing to right, drawing her bow. BCD Corinth -. BMC 312. Calciati 454. Ravel 1076. Well-centered on a broad flan. Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 162
ARKADIA. Pheneos. Circa 360-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.64 g, 4 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΦΕΝΕΩΝ Hermes, nude but for cloak hung around his neck, seated left on Mt. Kyllene, holding kerykeion in his right hand and resting his left on the rock; in field to left, [Θ]ΗΡΙ. BCD Peloponnesos 1616, BMC 14, BMFA 1267, Jameson 1266 = Traité III 901, pl. CCXXV, 8 (this coin), SNG Lockett 2526 (all struck from the same pair of dies). Very rare, (all the known drachms of Pheneos were struck from a single pair of dies). Nicely toned and of splendid style. Lightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
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Lot 163
CRETE. Gortyna. Circa 330-270 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.88 g, 6 h). Forepart of a bull to left. Rev. ΛOPTY-ΝV... Diademed Head of Europa to right, with barley leaves above her forehead and wearing a simple earring (?). Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques, 14 = Svoronos, Numismatique 39, and pl. XIII, 13 (same dies). Very rare, unusually well-struck for these issues and most attractive. Some deposits and die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 164
CRETE. Itanos. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.39 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with two olive leaves on the visor and a palmette on a tendril on the bowl. Rev. ITANIΩN Eagle with folded wings standing left, his head turned back to right; in field to right, triton swimming upwards, raising his right hand and holding a trident with his left; all within a shallow incuse square. Le Rider, pl. VIII, 15. Cf. McClean 7129. Svoronos, Numismatique 35. Rare. A lovely, nicely toned and well-struck coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 165
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.43 g, 12 h), Pergamon, month IΓ (13) of the Pontic-Bithynian year ΓKΣ = 223 = September - October 74. Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ / ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Stag grazing to right; to left, star over crescent; to right, ΓKΣ below star in crescent; below inscription, IΓ; to right two monograms; all within wreath of ivy and fruits. Callataÿ Supp. fig. 1. Well-centered on a tight flan and with a good portrait. Somewhat rough surfaces, probably found in the sea, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 166
PAPHLAGONIA. Amastris. Circa 285-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 9.40 g, 1 h). Head of Mithras to right wearing Persian mitra adorned with laurel wreath and star. Rev. ΑΜΑΣΤΡΙΕΩΝ Aphrodite seated left on throne, holding Nike in her right hand and lotos-tipped scepter with her left; in field to left, rose. Callataÿ, Premier 25 (D13/R5). Clear and lightly toned. Some surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 167
PAPHLAGONIA. Sinope. Circa 425-410 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.12 g, 6 h). Head of a sea eagle to left; below, dolphin swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square composed of two raised and two sunken squares; within one of the sunken squares, Δ. HGC 7, 388. SNG Black Sea 1367-9. SNG von Aulock 6835 var. Toned, in high relief and with a dramatic eagle's head of the very finest style, closely reminiscent to the nearly contemporary eagles' heads from Olympia (as BCD 77/BMC 40/Seltman 154). One of the finest of all existing eagle-head drachms of Sinope. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 9000 CHF
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Lot 168
KINGS OF PAPHLAGONIA. Pylaimenes II/III Euergetes, Circa 133-103 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.71 g, 12 h). Bust of Pylaimenes (as Herakles) to right, with club over his shoulder and lion's skin tied around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ /ΠYΛΑΙΜΕΝΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left. RG p. 127, 1. SNG BM Black Sea 1550. SNG Copenhagen 321. SNG von Aulock 148. A splendid example struck in high relief with a fine, dark patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 169
BITHYNIA. Herakleia Pontika. Circa 360/340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h). Youthful head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress; below neck, club to left. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ Head of Hera to left, wearing turreted stephane adorned with palmette and two punctated discs, pendant earring, and torch-like necklace; before her neck, astragalos. Jameson 1384 (this coin). RG II 21. Cf. SNGBM 1597 ff. and SNG von Aulock 358. Very rare. Beautifully toned and of very attractive style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 170
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.70 g). Head of a tunny fish to right, with open jaws; above, multi-finned fish (another tunny?) swimming to right; to left, lotus flower on stem with leaves. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 13. SNG Paris 170. An extremely rare early type, with an unusually cluttered, but interesting, obverse. Very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 171
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.37 g). Two tunny fish: one above swimming to right and the lower to left; below, pellet. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald III, 35. Von Fritze 15 var. Very rare. Clear and attractively toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 172
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.37 g). Head of a boar to right, holding tunny in its jaws. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 34. Very rare. Attractive, well-struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 173
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte or twelfth stater (Electrum, 7.5 mm, 1.34 g). Facing lion’s head; to right, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1412. SNG Paris 183. Von Fritze 43. Very rare. Clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 174
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.15 g). Forepart of a ram to left, with tunny fish swimming upwards at the truncation. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 46. Very rare. Bold and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 175
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 16.18 g). Head of a goat with long beard to left; below truncation, tunny fish swimming upwards to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1421. Rosen 438. SNG Paris 186. Von Fritze 48. Attractive and clear. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 176
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.33 g). Forepart of a rearing horse to left; below, on truncation, tunny fish swimming downwards to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Hurter & Liewald I, 40 (Hekte). Von Fritze -. Very rare, this denomination hitherto unpublished. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 177
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.37 g). Forepart of a winged bull to left; at truncation, tunny fish swimming downwards to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 191. Von Fritze 60. Very rare. Toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 178
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.71 g). Youthful male head to left, wearing laurel wreath with blossom at his brow; behind to right, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1431 = Warren 1498. Greenwell 79. Von Fritze 62. Unusually well struck and clear; intriguing and rare. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 179
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 12 mm, 2.71 g). Bearded male head to left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 194. Von Fritze 66. A lovely, sharp, well-centered example in high relief. Minor edge crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 180
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.05 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet; below neck, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1446. Von Fritze 67. A very well-centered example of splendid late Archaic-early Classical style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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Lot 181
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.71 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet; below neck, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1447. Von Fritze 67. Sharp and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 182
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.36 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet; below neck, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 195. Von Fritze 67. A lovely, well-centered coin of fine style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 183
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.70 g). Half-length figure of harpy to left, with curved wings, holding tunny fish by the tail in her right hand and raising her left before her. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 206. Von Fritze 75. Attractive and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 184
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 12 mm, 2.72 g). Chimaera moving to left, with a goat's head on his back facing to right; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 201. Von Fritze 97. A splendid, well-centered example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 185
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 15.90 g). Griffin, raising right forepaw, standing left on tunny swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston 1455. Greenwell 143. SNG Paris 239-240. Von Fritze 99. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 186
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.12 g). Forepart of a winged doe to left, with rounded wing; below, swimming downwards to left, tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1434. Von Fritze 102. An attractive, clear and lightly toned example. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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Lot 187
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.74 g). Winged hound seated to left, his head turned back to right; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 246. Von Fritze 104. An attractive toned example. Flan a little tight, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 188
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.69 g). Satyr in the running-kneeling position to left, holding, in his right hand, a tunny fish by its tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1461 (stater). SNG Paris 270. SNG von Aulock 7289. Von Fritze 122. A splendid, well-centered example with an exceptionally sharp and fine head of the satyr. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 189
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 15.93 g). Winged mythological creature (with the body of a man and the head of a wolf-like animal with a boar's crest and tall, griffin-like ear) in the running-kneeling posture to left, his head to right, holding, in his left hand, a tunny by the tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1457. Greenwell 57. SNG Paris 271. SNG von Aulock 1198. Von Fritze 123. Warren 1471. Very rare and with an impressive and powerful supernatural creature on the obverse. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 190
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.32 g). Triton reclining to left, holding wreath in his upraised left hand and with his right held down by his waist; below, tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch. Hurter & Liewald II, 126. Cf. SNG Paris 276 (Hekte). Von Fritze 126 (but this denomination unlisted). Rare. Well-centered and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 191
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 8 x 12 mm, 2.64 g). An infant boy, probably Herakles, nude, seated facing, his head turned to right, propping himself up with his left hand while holding tunny by the tail with his right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald II 169. Jameson 2201. SNG Paris 316 (stater). Von Fritze 169 (stater). Extremely rare denomination. Clear, most attractive and free from the obverse die rust that disfigures some other known examples. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 192
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 16.08 g), c. 420s. Youthful female head to left, her hair tied with a thin taenia, and wearing a thick neck-band with a central medallion; all set on a disc background set on a tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald I, SNR 81, 2002, 20a (this coin cited) = Jameson 2566 (this coin). SNG Paris -. Von Fritze -. Of great rarity, the first published example of the three pieces now known. With an elegant and delicately made head. Obverse lightly struck and with some die wear, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Lot 193
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 390-341/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 15.66 g, 5 h). ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ Head of Kore to left, wearing grain wreath, pendant earring, simple necklace and sphendone covered by a veil. Rev. ΚΥ - ΞΙ Lion’s head to left, with open jaws and protruding tongue; below, tunny fish to left; to right, grain of wheat. Sandstrom 103 (O62/R75, same dies). SNG von Aulock 1218 (same dies). Attractively toned and well-centered. Minor metal faults on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 194
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Drachm (Silver, 24 mm, 4.61 g, 3 h). Janiform female head, with circular earring. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to left within a shallow incuse square. Baldwin, Lampsakos pl. V, 13. SNG Paris 1124. Of exquisite and rigorous Archaic style. Obverse struck slightly off-center and with slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 195
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.26 g, 1 h), 255/0-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena seated on throne to left, resting her left elbow on her shield to right, and crowning dynastic name with a wreath held in her right hand; passing over her right shoulder, downwardly pointed transverse spear; outer left, ivy leaf upwards; inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG France 1610. SNG von Aulock 1356. Westermark Group IV. An impressive piece struck in high relief, lightly and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 196
TROAS. Abydos. Circa 175-75 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 15.72 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Menedemos. Draped bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ABH-ΔH-NΩN / ΜEΝEΔΗΜΟΥ Eagle standing right with spread wings; to right, stag standing to right; all within laurel wreath tied at the bottom. Callataÿ, Abydos sur Aesillas -, but cf. p. 83 for this magistrate with a cornucopia control symbol; for this magistrate with the stag control, but struck from different dies, see Pecunem 38, 2015, 224. Bold, attractive and clear. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 197
TROAS. Dardanos. Third Quarter of the 4th Century BC. 1/8 Stater (Gold, 8 mm, 1.06 g, 6 h). Youthful head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Rooster standing to left. Apparently unpublished and unknown save for its previous auction appearance. Apparently unique. Intriguing and unusual. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3750 CHF
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Lot 198
AEOLIS. Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.66 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. MΥΡINAIΩN Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch in his left hand and phiale in his right; omphalos and amphora at his feet; in left field, monogram of ΑΥΤ. Sacks Issue 27. Bright, attractive, of good style and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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