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 199
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.62 g, 6 h). Head of a lion roaring to right. Rev. Head of a calf to right; at the neck truncation to left, miniature irregular incuse rectangle; all incuse. BMFA 1679 ff. Bodenstedt 13. Dewing 2233. Lightly toned, attractive and with a powerful lion's head. Minor edge break above lion's nose, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 200
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.47 g, 5 h). Bare male head to right. Rev. Head of calf to right in linear square. Bodenstedt 39 (α/α, but from an earlier stage of the reverse die, before the appearance of the die-break). Boston 1698. BMC 34. HGC 6, 965. SNG Copenhagen 310. SNG von Aulock 1696. With an attractive and intriguing obverse portrait of an unknown youth. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 201
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.55 g, 3 h), c. 340-330. Head of youthful Hermes to right, wearing petasos. Rev. Panther standing to right, all within a linear frame in a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 83. Dewing 2240. Gulbenkian 883. Attractive, toned and well-centered. Minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 202
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h). Head of Kabeiros wearing wreathed pileos to right; to left and right, eight-rayed star. Rev. Head of Persephone to right; all within linear square. Bodenstedt 99. HGC 6, 1025. SNG Copenhagen 321. SNG von Aulock 1729. Toned. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 203
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 350-300 BC. Didrachm or Double-siglos (Silver, 23 mm, 11.15 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΜΥ / Τ-Ι Kithara with seven strings, bound with a fillet on the right; in the field on the lower left, plectrum. BMC 29. SNG Copenhagen 375 (same obverse die). SNG Lockett 2782. SNG Munich 727. Cf. SNG von Aulock 7751-7752. Extremely rare. Well-struck, clear, attractively toned and of excellent Hellenistic style. Very minor traces of corrosion on the reverse, but very carefully and expertly cleaned, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 204
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. Lot of two pieces: 1/24 and 1/48 Stater (Electrum 6.5 & 5 mm, 0.64 & 0.31 g). Raised clockwise swastika pattern. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of swastika pattern. 1/24: BMFA 1782. Rosen 365. SNG von Aulock 1778 and 7777. Traité I 237. 1/48: Elektron I 46. Traité I 238. An attractive and interesting pair of early electrum fractions. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 205
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13 mm, 3.05 g), of very light weight, but not plated. Boars' head to right. Rev. Double incuse square. BMFA 1760 = Weidauer 55. Extremely rare and unusual, apparently the second known example of the type. About very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 206
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.66 g), Phokaic standard. Head of a lion to right, with open jaws. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished but see Roma XIII, 2017, 224 and cf. Weidauer 184 (stater). Extremely rare. A well-centered and attractive coin. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 207
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.71 g), Phokaic standard. Fibula with large beads, similar to a 7th-6th century BC type from Phrygia. Rev. Incuse square. BMFA 1791 var (hekte). Linzalone 1155 var (1/48 Stater). Rosen 338-339. SNG Kayhan 1556. SNG von Aulock 1789. An unusually fine and detailed example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 208
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte or Sixth Stater (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.24 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Pair of conjoined lions' heads – only one, with a powerful eye and open jaws, is visible here. Rev. Two incuse squares with a "horse-shoe" pattern. Linzalone 1067. SNG Kayhan 1539. A bold piece, clearly struck from an obverse die designed to be used on large coins, i.e. trites, as Roma XVIII, 2019, 592, but primarily known, as here, from its use for hektai. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 209
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 550-525 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11.5 mm, 2.40 g), on the Lydo-Milesian weight standard. Forepart of a bull to left, with linear ornaments (letters?) above and before. Rev. Rough incuse square with a vaguely cruciform pattern. Cf. Fischer-Bossert, "Horses", passim for a series with very similar reverses. Gorny & Mosch 164, 2008, 186 (same dies). Cf. SNG Kayhan 733-734 (smaller denomination). Weidauer -. Extremely rare, probably the second example known. Boldly struck and impressive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 11200 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
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Lot 210
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Gold, 9 mm, 2.27 g), c. 550. Bee. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Cf. Gemini X, 2013, 96 (but a horsefly rather than a bee) . Cf. Hauck & Aufhäuser 19, 2006, 107 (silver 1/3 stater). Traité II, pl, 152, 16. Cf. Triton VIII, 2005, 407 (a hemihekte of this type). Extremely rare, possibly unpublished. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 211
IONIA. Ephesos. Mid to later 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.07 g). Ε-Φ Bee with curved wings and straight antennae. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. BMC 17. Cf. SNG Kayhan 2, 244-245. SNG von Aulock -. Attractively toned, with a beautifully struck obverse in high relief, and apparently very rare. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 212
IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11.5 mm, 2.60 g). Head of Herakles to left, his almond-shaped eye shown frontally, and wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1806-7. SNG Kayhan 737-8. SNG von Aulock 1942. Perfectly centered, sharply struck from fresh dies and in unusually fine condition. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 213
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 125-120 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.49 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Euphemos, son of Pausanias. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ Nike, standing right in biga with horses galloping to right, holding whip in her right hand and the reins in her left. Unpublished, but for others from the same die pair, see Nomos 15, 2017, 151 etc. Very rare. Attractive and clear. Struck from slightly rusty dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 214
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 294-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.69 g, 12 h), series III, struck under the magistrate Antipatros. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ANTIΠATP[OΣ] Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, 8-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name. Deppert-Lippitz 166 (V6/R6). SNG Copenhagen 957. A remarkably attractive example: sharp, lightly toned and struck in high relief from fresh dies. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 215
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 250-190/80 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 10.43 g, 12 h), Persic standard, struck under the magistrate Neon. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. NEΩN Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, 8-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram above monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name. Deppert-Lippitz, - (but reverse monograms apparent in 507-508). Very rare, nicely struck and with a very well-centered reverse. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 216
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.63 g). Forepart of a bull kneeling to right, head turned left; above to left, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 9c/α (this die combination unrecorded). SNG von Aulock 7946. A rare type. Toned and nicely centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 760 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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Lot 217
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.61 g), c. 500-490. Head of Athena wearing wearing Corinthian helmet to left; behind her neck, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1906. Bodenstedt 32 (e/-). SNG von Aulock -. With a splendid late Archaic head of Athena, very reminiscent of the korai of the period. Minor marks and struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 218
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.32 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing plain sakkos, curved earring, and a pearl necklace. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 389-393. SNG von Aulock 1815. With an extremely attractive head of the finest late Archaic style. Light surface roughness and with the eye curiously engraved, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 219
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.63 g). Head of a male goat with a long beard to left; below truncation, here barely visible, seal swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 51a/α. Very rare. A lovely coin of splendid style, beautifully toned and with a particularly attractive goat's head. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
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Lot 220
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.57 g). Head of the Lydian queen, Omphale to left, with her hair rolled over her forehead and with a pendant earring, but also wearing the lion's skin headdress of Herakles, and with his club on the far side of her neck; below truncation, small seal swimming to left (here mostly off the flan). Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Group 107d/α. Boston 1917. SNG Copenhagen 1029. SNG von Aulock 2133. A remarkably attractive example, very probably the finest known. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 221
IONIA. Teos. Circa 510-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.71 g). Griffin, with open mouth, seated to right on an ornamental pedestal; his left forepaw raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Balcer 6. Rare. Lightly toned, sharp, well-centered and with a bold and with a most attractive griffin struck in high relief. Minor edge faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Lot 222
IONIA. Teos. Circa 499-493 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.20 g). Forepart of a griffin to right, his right forepaw raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished and unknown. A strikingly attractive coin, with a powerful griffin. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 223
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.08 g, 9 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and protruding tongue. Rev. Κ-Ν-Ι Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound with a taenia and tied in a long pony-tail at the back, wearing a simple necklace and with a pearled neck truncation; all within an incuse square. BMC 13. Cahn 83 (O39/R58, but unlisted since Cahn did not know of the Diez Collection and the coin was unillustrated in Hirsch XIV). McClean 8473 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 241 (same dies). Toned and struck from one of the prettiest of all Knidian reverse dies. Minor flatness on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 224
CARIA. Tabai. Circa 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.64 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Artemon, son of Papios. Head of Herakles to right. Rev. TABHNΩN APTEMΩN ΠAΠIOY Cult statue of Ephesia Artemis; to left and right, star and crescent; on the left, before the city name, monogram of AP. Cf. Karl 313, Robert 1954, Issue H, SNG Munich 429 and SNG von Aulock 2703 (on all the cited examples the letters ΑΡ, the abbreviation for archon, appear individually and not in monogram form as they do here). A pleasing coin, lightly toned. Minor flan crack. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 225
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Pixodaros, Circa 341/0-336/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.80 g, 1 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo three-quarter facing to right, with the top of his cloak visible at the neckline. Rev. ΠΙΞΩΔΑΡΟΥ Zeus Labraundos standing to right, holding long scepter in his left hand and double-ax in his right. Karl 41. SNG Copenhagen 598-9. SNG von Aulock 2377. An attractive, lightly toned coin, with an obverse head in high relief. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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From the Asyut hoard
Lot 226
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Karpathos. Poseidon. Circa 500-490/480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 13.74 g). Two large dolphins leaping in opposing directions: the upper one to right and the lower to left; below the lower dolphin, small dolphin leaping to right; all within square, dotted border with a floral ornament in each internal angle. Rev. Two parallel incuse rectangles with irregular fields. Asyut 690 (this coin). Boston 2010. HGC 6, 1350. Stephanaki, Carpathos, 34 (D9/R5 this coin). Rare. Test cut on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 227
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. Circa 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 5.91 g). Fig leaf with tendrils between the lobes and two fruits on the stem. Rev. Irregular incuse square. BMC 9. HN Online 369a (this coin). SNG Keckman 318. SNG von Aulock 2780 (this coin). Rare. Attractively toned, well-struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 228
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.05 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤΟΚΗΣ (sic!) Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 152 (A37/P150). With a head of Helios of dramatically emotional late Hellenistic style; of considerable interest for the die cutter's mistaken rendering of the magistrate's name: Κριτοκης for the correct Κριτιοκλης. Lustrous and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 229
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Charmios. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο /XAPMEIOΣ Rose seen from above; to left, winged kerykeion. Cf. Ashton & Weiss 296 (this magistrate, but with an obverse die, A100, already known used for Euphranor, but combined with an hitherto unrecorded reverse die). A very rare magistrate - A&W only knew of a single coin with his name. Sharp, attractive and well-struck. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 230
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Lot of two silver drachms struck from the same obverse die, in the names of the magistrates Meikion and Euphranor (19 mm, 4.16 g, 8; 19 mm, 4.03 g, 1). Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - MEIKIΩN -Ο and Ρ / Ο - ΕΥΦΡΑΝΩΡ Rose seen from above; to left, winged kerykeion. Meikion: Ashton & Weiss 295 (A98/P287, magistrate's name misread); Euphranor: Ashton & Weiss 297-8 var (A98/-, the obverse die was previously only recorded for Meikion, while the reverse die is new). Sharp, well-struck and attractive. A fascinating pair of coins, struck under two different magistrates but linked by their obverse dies and mint master's symbol. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Second known for magistrate Mikion
Lot 231
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Lot of two silver drachms struck from the same obverse die, in the names of the magistrates Mikeion and Charmios (19 mm, 4.18 g, 12; 20 mm, 4.18 g, 7). Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - MIKΕIΩN (Sic!)- Ο and Ρ - Ο - XAPMEIOΣ Rose seen from above; to left, winged kerykeion. Mikeion: cf. Ashton & Weiss 295 (this magistrate – name misread – but with obverse die A99 – used for Charmios and Euphranor – paired with an unrecorded reverse die); Charmios: cf. Ashton & Weiss 296 (A99/ - but reverse die unrecorded). A fascinating, interesting and unpublished pair of drachms, both struck from the same obverse die. Attractive and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 232
KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Ardys to Alyattes, circa 630s-564/53 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.71 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws; on forehead above eye, sun with rays. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Ashmolean 748. Weidauer Group XV, 67. With a particularly ferocious lion. Minor bankers' marks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 550 CHF
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Lot 233
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Hekte (Gold, 8 mm, 1.35 g), light standard, Sardes. Confronted foreparts of, on the left, a lion with open mouth to right, and, on the right, a bull to left. Rev. Two square incuse punches of unequal size, together forming an incuse rectangle. Berk 8. Nomos 1, 109. Traité I, 406 and pl. X, 8 = de Luynes 2801. Weber 6772. A really nice, well-struck piece. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 234
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. 1/3 Stater (Silver, 15x11 mm, 3.60 g), Sardes, 560-550. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. BMFA 2071. Rose 666. SNG Keckman 359. Very well-struck, attractive and lightly toned. Minted on an irregular flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 235
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. Siglos (Silver, 17x12 mm, 5.42 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Well-struck and clear. Some encrustations on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 236
LYDIA. Stratonikeia. Eumenes III (Aristonikos), pretender to the throne of Pergamon, 133-129 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.78 g, 1 h), E = year 5 = 129. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case with, between the snakes heads, thunderbolt; to left and right within the snakes and under the bowcase, ΒΑ - ΕΥ; below, within one snake's coil, Ε; below, outside the snakes' coils, ΣΤ - ΡΑ. Kleiner & Noe Series 4 (dies 5/-). Robinson, Cistophori 14 (dies E/-). Extremely rare. Clear, sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 900 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 237
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.60 g, 6 h), signed by the magistrate Gaius Claudius Flaccus, struck shortly after 147. EYΚΑΡΠEΩΝ Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. EΠΙ Γ• ΚΛ• ΦΛΑΚΚΟY Telesphorus standing, facing. RPC IV.2 online 1986. SNG München 193-194. SNG von Aulock 3576. An attractive coin with a dark, green-black patina. Struck very slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 238
PHRYGIA. Philomelion. Late 2nd-1st century BC. AE (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.36 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates Dama... and Eu..., time of Mithridates VI, 90s-80s BC. Winged and draped bust of Nike to right, with palm branch over her far shoulder. Rev. ΦΙΛΟΜΗΛ / ΔΑΜ-Α ΕΥ Two bound cornucopiae; between them, eight-pointed star within crescent above thunderbolt. BMC-. Hunterian 1. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Apparently very rare with these magistrates. Bold, attractive and with a fine dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 239
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Ekuwemi, circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 9.17 g, 1 h), uncertain mint. Forepart of a boar running to right. Rev. ekoweimi (in retrograde Lycian). Triskeles. Müseler III, 8 (same dies). Extremely rare. Clear, bright and with all the design visible. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 240
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Uncertain dynast, circa 470 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 9.72 g), uncertain mint in central Lycia. Dolphin leaping to left; above, tiara (or die fault?); below, exergual line of pellets. Rev. Triskelses in a square frame of pellets, all within a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished save for its appearance as Bank Leu 52, 1991, 102 (this coin). Dolphins appeared as types on the coins of the 5th century Lycian dynasts Kuprlli, Thap... and Zagaba (see Müseler III, 52). Of great rarity, toned, and with a powerful-looking dolphin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Lot 241
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Tenegure, circa 460-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.56 g). Winged and horned lion-griffin (?) crouching to right. Rev. Triskeles with monogram above; all in a circle of pearls, within a shallow, circular incuse. Müseler IV, 89 (this coin). SNG von Aulock 4124 (this coin). Very rare. Very nicely toned and with an intriguing obverse type. Minor flan and striking faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 242
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kherei, circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 8.29 g, 8 h), c. 430-420. Two opposed roosters standing facing each other on dotted ground line; between them, monogram (M&Z 25); all on round shield. Rev. ↓↑Ρ/E Eagle with closed wings standing to left; to right, monogram (M&Z 25); all within border of dots in an incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Mørkholm & Zahle 18 (stater, but without monogram on the reverse), and 19-20 (quarter staters). Müseler -. Extremely rare. Nicely toned and most attractive. Obverse lightly struck and with a test cut at 12°, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1120 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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Lot 243
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.92 g, 3 h), c. 460s. Pomegranate overlaid by a pomegranate tree branch, shown vertically with the tip pointing down. Rev. Beardless head to right, wearing a wreath of olive or (?) pomegranate leaves; all within an incuse square. SNG Paris 624 var (as hemistater). SNG von Aulock 4761 (same dies). Extremely rare, a most uncommon and unusual type for Side, with a head on the reverse of uncertain identification (Athena? Male deity?). Obverse slightly off-center and partially flat struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 244
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 19.5 mm, 10.85 g, 11 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate; all within a dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; all within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). A clear, well-struck example in fine silver, struck from a relatively fresh obverse die. Usual die break on the reverse and struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 245
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Circa 460s-450s BC. Stater (Silver, 16x21 mm, 10.70 g, 9 h). 𐤀𐤓𐤄 = 'RH' (in Aramaic) Ibex recumbent to right; all within border of dots. Rev. 𐤀𐤓𐤄 = 'RH' (in Aramaic)𐤀𐤓𐤄 City-wall with two towers; all within border of dots in a shallow incuse square. For the coin: apparently unpublished, but see CNG 102, 2016, 572 for another example. For the city: R. H. Beal, The Location of Cilician Ura, Anatolian Studies 42, 1992, pp. 65-73. Very rare, one of half a dozen known examples. Lightly struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine/fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 246
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 10.26 g, 7 h). [m'rln (in Aramaic)] Winged and beardless male figure, draped from the waist and with a plume on his head, striding to right, holding, with both hands, a solar disc; in field to right, barley grain. Rev. Μ Α Λ Ρ Swan standing to left, flapping its wings. BMC 17. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. Struck from the same obverse die as Nomos 16, 2018, 136 = Prospero 583 (New York Sale XXVII, 2012). Very rare. Nicely centered on a broad flan. Some surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 247
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.69 g). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; Corinthian helmet behind her back. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large and plump bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG France 124 var. Clear, pleasing and very well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 248
CILICIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 450-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.73 g, 3 h). Herakles striding to right, holding club in his upraised right hand, preparing to strike a fallen helmeted warrior – almost certainly an Amazon with bare breasts who holds a double axe, just visible near Heracles' left leg, in her right hand – whom he holds by the helmet with his left hand; in field to left, uncertain Aramaic letter (zayin?, here invisible). Rev. Bull standing to right, its tail entwined with a ribbon; all within a square border of dots inside a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished save for auction appearances, as Obolos 13, 2019, 408 (same obverse die) and Roma XVI, 2018, 334 (same dies). Of great rarity. With a fascinating obverse type that is probably the clearest known. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 249
CILICIA OR CYPRUS. Uncertain. Circa 450-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.79 g, 6 h). (Traces of letters?) Ram walking to the left. Rev. Dolphin swimming to left; above, crescent; below, rosette of a larger central pellet, within a circular incuse, surrounded by six smaller pellets; all within a square dotted border lining the inner edge of a shallow incuse square. Traité 1.2, 992, pl. 28,14 (same dies). H. Troxell & N.Waggoner, The Robert F. Kelley Bequest, ANSMN 23 (1978), 42 (ANS) & pl 5.C (Oxford), (both struck from the same dies). A very intriguing, even mysterious, coin with a particularly unusual and decorative reverse. Bright, clear and very rare, the fourth example known. Obverse struck somewhat off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 250
ASIA MINOR, Cilician Area. Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.21 g, 7 h). Beardless head right (Athena?, a Hero?) with a lozenge-shaped archaic eye, wearing an undecorated Attic helmet with crest. Rev. Raven standing to right within a pelleted rectangular border; the whole within a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but for another example, see Naumann 71, 2018, 124. An intriguing and very-well engraved coin! Very clear and with both a fine head on the obverse and a very serious-looking bird. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 251
ISLANDS OFF CILICIA, Elaioussa Sebaste. Under the name Sebaste. Late 1st century BC - early 1st century AD. AE (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.32 g, 12 h), with beveled edges. Large turreted head of Tyche to right; in field to right, Κ / ΑΛ / ΘΕ; behind neck, Ε. Rev. ΣΕ-ΒΑΣΤΗΝΩΝ Nike moving to left, holding wreath in her upraised right hand and palm branch with her left. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris 1156 var. SNG von Aulock -. Apparently unpublished with these magistrates' initials, with an unusually bold and attractive head of Tyche and a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
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Lot 252
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariaramnes, circa 280-230 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.12 g, 12 h). Head of Ariaramnes to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. APIAPAMNOY Horseman, brandishing a spear, riding a horse galloping to right; beneath, an H, almost completely obscured by a large, rectangular incuse countermark bearing another H. Simonetta 6. SNG von Aulock 6357. Of remarkably fine quality for the issue. With a fine portrait and a lovely, glossy, dark green patina. Some striking flatness. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 253
CYPRUS. Amathus. Wroikos (?), circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 11.27 g, 5 h). Lion reclining to right. Rev. Forepart of roaring lion to right; all inside a square frame of pearls within an incuse square. Amandry, Amathonte 125, A (D1/- unrecorded reverse die). BMC 1 and pl. I,1. (same obverse die). Very rare. With a spectacularly dramatic and powerful reverse. Struck from a worn and broken obverse die, as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 254
CYPRUS. Kition. Azbaal, circa 449-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h), c. 440-430. Herakles advancing to right, wearing lion's skin over his shoulders, brandishing club with his raised right hand and holding his bow in his left. Rev. L'Z'B'L (in Aramaic) Lion pouncing to right, on a stag collapsing to right; all in a dotted square frame within a shallow incuse square. BMC 15. Tziambazis 17. Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6. An interesting coin, overstruck on a near contemporary coin of Amathus, as Amandry 126A, dated to 450-430 BC. Struck from a heavily worn obverse die and with considerable traces of overstriking, otherwise, good fine/extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 255
CYPRUS. Lapethos. Sidqmelek, circa 450-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 11.08 g, 2 h). 'King of Lapethos' (in Phoenician) Head of Athena to left, wearing a Corinthian helmet with a crest, a disc earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. 'Sidqmelek' (in Phoenician) Head of Athena facing, wearing a double-crested helmet and a necklace of large pearls; all within an incuse square. BMC 7-9 (same dies). Traité II 1363 = pl. CXXXVI, 14 (same dies). Tziambazis 48 (same dies). A splendid, well-struck and clear example, one of the finest known. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 256
CYPRUS. Paphos. Ti.... ?, circa 470-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 11.19 g). Man-headed bull moving to left on ground line, his bearded head turned back to right; below bull, Cypriote letter '𐠎' (= ku, initial letter of Kyprou/Cyprus). Rev. No visible letters Astragalos. Unpublished and apparently unknown, but from the same obverse die as Nomos 18, 2019, 213. Extremely rare, and probably unique. With a remarkably attractive obverse, very sharply-struck. Some faults and a test cut on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 257
CYPRUS. Salamis. Nikodamos, circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.06 g, 11 h). 𐠗𐠭𐠍𐠛 𐠩-𐠵𐠐𐠪𐠞 (= 'pa-si-le-wo-se / ni-ko-da-mo', [Of the King Nikodamos], in retrograde Cypriote syllabary) Ram recumbent to right; above, askos with its handle to left. Rev. Ram's head to right; above, sprouting barley grain; below, ivy sprig. Kunstfreund 169 (same dies, and there termed unique). Masson-Amandry p. 33 and pl. II, 4-5. Extremely rare and of particularly fine style. Test cut on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 258
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.60 g, 2 h), fourth series, Tigranokerta, c. 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Grain ear; to right, in inner field, A above ΔΗ. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 88. YTN 181. A wonderful little coin. Of good style, well-struck and with brown surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 259
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), series 1, Artagigarta (?), c. 60. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with four eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Bipennis and club. ACV 167-168 & 170. CAA 157-158. Kovacs 196. Nicely struck, with a splendid portrait and a fine dark green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 260
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-72. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.05 g, 11 h), for Lycaonia, Laranda. ΠI-Σ/TI-Σ (=faith) Two clasped right hands holding a kerykeion. Rev. ΛYKA-ONΩN Anchor. ACV 234. Kovacs 253. RPC I 3537 (only a single example known). Very rare. Sharply struck, clear and with a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 261
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.16 g, 6 h), Antioch, after c. 300. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and, in his left, a scepter; in the field to left, monogram; below throne, ΘΕ. SC 13.1. WSM 909. Boldly struck and bright. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 262
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.13 g, 9 h), Seleukeia in Pieria, after c. 300. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and a scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram in circle; below throne, ΚΡ. SC 29.1b. WSM 890. A very well-struck, bright coin with lovely types, struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 263
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.59 g, 2 h), struck in the name of Alexander III, Babylon, c. 311-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin rushing to right on the bowl, a pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with spread wings, holding a laurel wreath in her right hand and a stylis in her left; to left, monogram of ΜΤΡ within wreath; in exergue, MI. Price - (but cf. 3749). SC - (but cf. 81). For another example from the same dies, see Gorny & Mosch 211, 2013, 191. A superb, lustrous example, sharply struck and of exceptional quality. Very minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 264
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.07 g, 1 h), Smyrna. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding three arrows in his right hand and resting his left on a bow leaning against the omphalos behind him; to right, monogram of ΘΕ; in exergue, monogram of ΑΤΡ. SC 311.2. WSM 1494. A splendid coin struck in high relief from very well-engraved dies. Obverse struck somewhat off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 265
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.12 g, 10 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the right, long curls of his hair falling down the sides of his neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Nike standing to right, erecting trophy; in outer left and outer right fields, monogram. ESM 164. SC 389.4. A lovely coin of exceptional quality, with a fine, black-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 266
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 280-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.17 g, 5 h), Sardes. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and, in his left, a scepter; to left, monogram over Ζ. SC 321.1. WSM 1360. Clear and well-centered. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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Lot 267
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos Hierax, circa 242-227 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.94 g, 11 h), Abydos in Troas. Diademed head of Hierax to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo, with light drapery on his left leg, seated left on an omphalos decorated with encircling fillets, holding an arrow in his right hand and resting his left hand on his bow next to the omphalos; below, hawk (hierax) standing to left and square monogram. SC 841. WSM 1556. Rare. Attractive, clear and lightly toned with a remarkably sensitive portrait. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 268
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Period of Alexander I Balas or Alexander II Zabinas. Weight of 1/4 Mina (Lead, 58 mm, 127.00 g, 3 h), uncertain city in southern Anatolia or the Levant. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / ΤΕΤΑ - ΡΤΟΝ (= during the reign of King Alexander / 1/4 [Mina]) On a central raised boss, anchor with its crown above and stock below; around, on a lower level, inscription. Rev. ΡωΠΙΚΟΝ (= "for minor items") Dolphin swimming to left; around, pattern of hemicircles (waves?). Apparently unpublished. An intriguing and unusual piece. With a creme-colored patina. Minor marks and casting flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 269
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.51 g, 1 h), Damaskos, year 199 = ΘϘΡ = 114/113. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right; around, fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus Ouranios standing left, draped to the waist, holding star in his outstretched right hand and long scepter with his left; in field to left, two monograms; in exergue, ΘϘΡ; all within laurel wreath. LSM 104. SC 2323.7. A pleasant, well-centered, lightly toned coin. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 270
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, circa 420-375 BC. Daric (Gold, 16 mm, 8.36 g), struck for use in Asia Minor and the West, Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear in his right hand and a bow in his left. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse(d?). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 42). Sunrise 28. Attractive, clear and nicely toned. Die fault on the reverse, as CNG E463, 2019, 463, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 271
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. Daric (Gold, 13 x 16 mm, 8.36 g), struck for use in Asia Minor and the West, Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50-1). Bold and clear. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 272

KINGS OF PARTHIA. Arsakes I, 247-211 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.07 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart-Nisa (?). Beardless Head of Arsakes to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΑΡΣΑΚΟ[Υ] / krny = (in Aramaic, Commander-in-chief) Archer (Arsakes) seated to right on stool, holding in his right hand; below stool, monogram of ΜΤ. A&S Type 4, obv. 4/6, rev. 4/6. Sellwood 4.1. Sunrise 239 (this coin). Very rare and important. Toned and clear. Reverse slightly weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.

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Lot 273
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates III, 70/69-58/7 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h), Nisa, 66-62/1. Diademed facing bust of Phraates III, with mustache and short beard, wearing torque with central medallion and elaborate robes. Rev. BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ] / MEΓAΛ•V // APΣAV•V // [Θ]ΕOΠATOP•Σ / [E]VEPΓETOV // [Ε]ΠI+ANOVΣ / [KA]I +IΛEΛΛHNO[Σ] Parthian archer (Arsakes I) seated to right, holding bow; below bow, ΝΙ. Cf. Sellwood 35.8 (Darius). Sunrise 332 (this coin). A scarce issue from a rare mint. Bold and attractive. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 274
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases VI, Circa 207/8-221/2. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.59 g, 11 h), Ecbatana. wz (Aramaic) Diademed bust of Vologases to left, wearing tiara with earflap. Rev. Stylized Greek legend in square form Archer (Arsakes I) seated to right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 88,19. Shore 458. Sunrise 459. Unusually sharply struck on a broad flan, toned and very attractive. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 275
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I, circa 255-235 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.36 g, 7 h), in the name of the Seleukid king Antiochos II, mint A, in the area of present-day Aï Khanoum. Diademed head of Antiochos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing to left; his extended left arm draped with an aegis, and preparing to hurl thunderbolt with his right hand; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left. Bopearachchi 1A. HGC 9, 234 (Antiochos II). Holt Series A, Group 8. SC 630. SNG ANS 75. Test cut on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 276
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I Aniketos, circa 200-185 BC. Dichalkon (Copper, 22 mm, 7.95 g, 12 h). Bearded bust of Herakles right, with his lion's skin around his neck and his club over his shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Artemis, radiate and wearing hunting costume standing facing, holding bow in her left hand and, with her left, drawing arrow from her quiver over her shoulder; in left below, monogram of KP. Bopearachchi 4D. HGC 12, 68. MIG 109d. SNG ANS 205. With an attractive reddish copper patina. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 170 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 277
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Obol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 0.69 g, 12 h), later 160s BC. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The two caps of the Diokouroi, each with a palm branch beside it; below, monogram of ΗΜΑ. Bopearachchi 9C. HGC 12, 139. SNG ANS 496. Very sharp, perfectly centered, toned and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 278
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.95 g, 12 h), early 150s BC. Diademed bust of Eukratides to left, seen from behind, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear, and holding spear with his right hand. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding palm branch and lance, galloping on horseback to right; below, monogram of ΦΤ. Bopearachchi, 8b. Mitchiner 179a. SNG ANS 485. Lightly toned, very well-centered and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 279
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Apollodotos I Soter, circa 174-165 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 2.39 g, 12 h), Indian standard. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ Elephant to right; below, monogram of ANT. Rev. "Maharajasa Apaladatasa tratarasa" in Karosthi. Zebu standing to right; below, monogram of AP. Bopearachchi 4A. MIG 207e. SNG ANS 303-308. Clear and with amusing types. Lightly pitted, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 280
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas Nikephoros, circa 130-120 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 2.45 g, 11 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Antialkidas to right. Rev. "Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialikidasa" in Kharosthi Zeus Nikephoros enthroned slightly left; to left, forepart of elephant to left, holding wreath in its trunk; below throne, monogram. Bopearachchi 9A. MIG 275b. SNG ANS 1058-1061. With a fine and realistic portrait. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 281
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter, with Kalliope, circa 105 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.41 g, 11 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY KAI KAΛΛIOΠHΣ Jugate busts to right, of Hermaios, diademed and draped, and Calliope, draped and wearing stephane. Rev. "Maharajasa tratarasa Hiramayasa Kaliyapaya" in Kharosthi Hermaios on horseback to right; monogram below to right. Bopearachchi 2B. HGC 12, 288. Senior, Hermaios H1bD. SNG ANS 1319-25. Attractive, clear and well-centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 282
KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Bahram III (Kidara), circa 350-?. Dinar (Gold, 36 mm, 7.67 g, 12 h), Boxlo (Balkh). Nimbate and crowned prince standing left, wearing armor, holding trident with his left hand and sacrificing over altar with his right; to left, trident; to right, tamgha. Rev. Shiva standing facing, holding trident in his left hand and wreath with his right; behind, zebu standing to left. Carter p. 259 & pl LIX, 35-36. Cribb, Kidarites 4B. Göbl Kushan 730. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 283
PHOENICIA. Marathos. 226/5-187/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.77 g, 12 h), year 34 = 226-225. Turreted head of the Tyche of Marathos to right. Rev. MAPAΘHNΩN /𐡓𐡕 N-IIII (st 34 in Phoenician) Marathos seated left on pile of shields, holding aphlaston and filleted branch. Cf. BMC 1 (same dies but date recut to 34 from 33). DCA 821, (this coin, but date given as 33 rather than the correct 34). Cf. Rouvier 821. Very rare. With a bold and attractive obverse. Good very fine/fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 284
PHOENICIA. Sidon. 107/6 BC-AD 43/4. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.02 g, 1 h), year 6 = 106/105 BC. Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ΣΙΔΩΝΙΩΝ Eagle, with closed wings and palm branch over his right shoulder, standing to left on galley prow; in field to left LϚ over monogram. BMC 102. Rare. A remarkably fine example, toned, struck in high relief and very attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 285
PHOENICIA. Tyre. Circa 425-394 BC. Shekel (Silver, 24 mm, 13.65 g, 10 h). Melqarth, riding on a hippocamp to right, holding bow and arrows with his left hand and the reins with his right; below, dolphin swimming to right under waves; around, corded border. Rev. Owl standing to right, before crook and flail. Cf. E&E-T Group II.1.1.1.a, 302 (but dies apparently unpublished: obverse close to O30-O36 and reverse to R31 ff.). Struck on a broad flan from finely engraved dies. Obverse slightly off-center and with a flan fault on the body of the owl, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 286
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.03 g, 12 h), Tyre, circa 221-205. Diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy IV to right, wearing Macedonian military chlamys. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ Eagle with closed wings standing to left on thunderbolt; to left, club surmounted by the monogram of Tyros; between eagle's legs, monogram of Δ•Σ; in field to right, monogram of ΣΩ. BMC 64. CPE 923 (same dies). Svoronos 1178 (then only a single example known). Rare, nicely centered and with a calm and serene portrait. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 287
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 14.23 g, 12 h), Sidon, after c. 217. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopiae at his shoulder. Landvatter 86 (O26/R75). Lorber 934. Bright, attractive and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 288
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.10 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, Aristomenes, 199/8. Draped bust of the youthful Ptolemy Epiphanes to right, wearing diadem ornamented with a laurel wreath. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Winged thunderbolt; above the wings to left and right, 8-rayed star; below the wings to left, ΑΡ; to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen O8/R19. SNG Copenhagen 527. Svoronos 1249 and pl. XLI, 4. Extremely rare (Svoronos only knew of three examples). Lightly toned and with a fine portrait of Ptolemy V. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 289
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 14.19 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 244. Svoronos 1231. A sharp, attractive, bright coin, struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 290
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 13.99 g, 12 h), Soli in Cilicia. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, owl facing to left above ME; in field to right, AP. Landvatter 94-96 var (O32/R-). Svoronos 1136 var. Very rare, apparently unpublished. Very attractive, well-struck and sharp. Some minor marks and light traces of double-striking on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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Lot 291
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.17 g, 12 h), Alexandria, c. 180-170. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 262 ff. Svoronos 1489. Nicely toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 292
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, second reign, 163-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h), Alexandria, regnal year 27 = 155/154. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, LΚΖ; in field to right, ΠΑ. SNG Copenhagen 296. Svoronos 1439. Lightly toned and clear with a portrait in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 293
Anonymous, 211-208. 60 Asses (Gold, 15 mm, 3.37 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Mars to right; below left, value (XVI). Rev. ROMA Eagle, with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt. Bahrfeldt 4a. BMCRR 185. Crawford 44/2. Sydenham 226. Clear, attractive, and struck from finely engraved dies. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4502 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Lot 294
Anonymous, circa 206-195. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 2 h). Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind head to left, X. Rev. ROMA The Dioscouri galloping to right; below right; bull butting to left. Crawford 116/1a. RBW 529. Sydenham 281. Rare. Bright and attractive. Reverse somewhat off-struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 295
L. Marcius Philippus, 57 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.59 g, 5 h), Rome. ANCVS Diademed head of Ancus Marcius to right; behind, lituus. Rev. PHILIPPVS Aqueduct, on which is an equestrian statue of Q. Marcius Rex with a plant below; in the five arches of the aqueduct, A Q V A MAR. Babelon (Marcia) 28. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. Very attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 201 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 296
Marc Antony and Lucius Antony, Summer, 41 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.89 g, 1 h), Ephesos, M. Cocceius Nerva, proquaestor. M•ANT•IMP AVG VIR•R•P•C M NERVA PROQ•P (sic!) Bare head of Marc Antony to right. Rev. L•ANTONIVS COS Bare head of Lucius Antony to right. Babelon (Antonia) 48 var. and (Cocceia) 2 var. BMCRR p. 492, 107, fn. 3 = Rome, Capitoline Museum, ex Bignami Collection = Crawford 517/5b. CRI 246a. Sydenham 1185 var. An extremely rare variety. Lightly toned and with excellent portraits. Thin flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 297
IONIA. Ephesus. Augustus, 28/27 BC-14 AD. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.04 g, 12 h), circa 28-20 BC. IMP•CAESAR•DIVI•F•COS•VI•LIBERTATIS•P•R•VINDEX Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. Pax standing on parazonium to left, holding caduceus in her right hand; in field to left, PAX; in field to right, snake emerging from a cista; around, laurel wreath. BMC 691. Cohen 218. RPC 2203. RIC 476. A very clear and attractive specimen, with a rather intellectual-looking portrait of Augustus. Some very fine scratches on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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