obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Aedui. Circa 80-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 11 mm, 1.88 g, 4 h). Helmeted head of Roma to left within double border of dots. Rev. Celtic horse walking to left; around, fragmentary inscription; in exergue, wheel. CCCBM II S 277 (obverse) and 305 ff. (reverse). DT 3195-6. La Tour 8178. Lightly toned. Light scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Lingones. 1st century BC. Quinarius (Silver, plated, 13 mm, 1.98 g, 3 h), "Kaletedes" series, Langres region. Helmeted head of Roma to left. Rev. KAΛ-E Horse prancing to left; below, wheel. Castelin 672-683. De la Tour 8178. Delestrée & Tache 3196. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Sequani. 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.72 g, 8 h). Q DOCI Helmeted head of Roma to left. Rev. Q DOCI SAM F Horse galloping to left. CCCBM II 346-65. La Tour 5405. Scheers 10-11. Toned and well centered. Minor porosity and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Allobroges. 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.16 g, 10 h), circa 75-52. Legend indistinct. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. Legend indistinct. Warrior on horseback galloping to right, holding spear in his right hand; below, four-spoked wheel. DT 3135. LT 5836. Scheers 210. Van der Wielen 174. Nice old collection toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Volcae-Tectosages. Circa 121-52 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.40 g, 5 h), "à la tête cubiste". Male head to right, of "cubist" style; before, two dolphins. Rev. Cross with an ornament in each quarter, including an axe on the lower left. Delestrée & Tache 3263. Cf. Depeyrot NC II 104. Wonderful old cabinet tone and with very sharp details. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CELTIC, Gaul. Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 19 mm, 5.09 g, 3 h). Celticized head with headband to left. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Allen 323-327. Castelin 777-818. Gallia 52, A 4, 1ff. Gäumann 68. LT 5368. An attractive piece with a lovely dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
CELTIC, Eastern Celts. Skordoski in Syrmia. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.76 g, 9 h), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, "Kugelwange" type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right, above, circlet. Rev. Horse galloping right. Flesche -. Cf. 615-618 (horse to left). Kastelin -. cf. 1282 (horse to left). Lanz -. Cf. 507 (horse to left). Extremely rare with the horse to right; possibly the second and by far the best example available. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Imitating Philip II of Macedon, 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.88 g, 1 h), imitating Amphipolis. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, thunderbolt over Ζ; below horse’s foreleg, dolphin to right. CCCBM I 2-3 and S1-S4. Lanz 352-6. OTA pl. IV, Types 10 and 14. Well centered, and with attractive find patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. Circa 100 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 2.22 g, 11 h), imitating an issue of Alexander III. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Celticized Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; below, amphora. KMW 1463. Pink 577-578. Lanz 897. Toned and clear. Obverse slightly off center, as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Thrace. Scordisci or Maidi, Late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.09 g, 9 h), imitating issues of Histiaea. Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to left, wearing a necklace. Rev. Pseudo-legend Stern of galley right; large pellet below, sun-symbol to right. CCCBM -. Lanz -. OTA -. Extremely rare if not unique. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 440-410 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.97 g). Male head to right, wearing helmet decorated with four-spoked wheel. Rev. Wheel with four spokes. Depeyrot, Hellénistiques 2. LT 520. Maurel 252. Toned. Obverse struck slightly off-center. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
GAUL. Massalia. Circa 390/86-218/5 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.57 g, 6 h). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. Μ - Α in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot, Marseille 18. Toned. Light corrosion on obverse, reverse struck off-center. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 121-49 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.77 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; below chin, Π. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑΛ Bull butting right; in exergue, ΕTΘ. Depeyrot, Marseille 65/6. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.17 g, 11 h). Diademend head of nymph to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, X. Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, EYΞ. HN III 579. Sambon 477. SNG BN 749 (same dies). Good fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.47 g, 4 h), struck under the magistrate Ouill...(in Latin, Villius). Head of Parthenope to right; around, four dolphins, with the two lower ones emerging behind Parthenope's neck. Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Man-headed bull to right; above, Nike flying to right to crown him; below, OYIΛ. HN III 576. Sambon 458. SNG ANS 338-9 (same obverse die). SNG BN 719-727 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 413-414. Struck from well engraved dies, with a portrait of excellent style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
APULIA. Luceria. Circa 217-212 BC. Quincunx (Bronze, 32 mm, 34.23 g, 12 h). Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; in upper quarter, five pellets (= denomination mark); in bottom quarter, L; all on a slightly convex, circular, background. Rev. Wheel of four spokes in an 'X' pattern; all on a slightly convex, circular background. HN III 677a. ICC 345. SNG France 1345. Thurlow & Vecchi 281. Cast in high relief and with an attractive, grey-green patina. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.25 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone. Rev. Herakles kneeling to right, fighting the Nemean lion; above to right, strigil; behind, club. HN III 976. Vlasto 1329. Nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.67 g, 3 h). Helmeted ephebe, nude, holding a small round shield and a lance with his left hand and the reins with his right, riding to right; below horse,⊣. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kotyle in his outstretched right hand and resting his left hand on the dolphin's back; below, Π above waves. Fischer-Bossert 672 (V256/R521). HN III 878. Vlasto 448. A toned example, struck from particularly artistic dies. Rough area on the obverse and overstruck on a Corinthian-type stater (remains of helmeted Athena on the reverse), otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.87 g, 8 h), struck under the magistrate Philiarchos. ΦIΛI-APXOΣ Youthful nude jockey on horse standing right, holding wreath to crown the horse's head; above, ΣΑ. Rev. TΑΡΑΣ /AΓA Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding bunch of grapes. HN III 960. SNG ANS 1052. Vlasto 675 (same dies). Well-struck on good silver and with a lovely obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.41 g, 5 h). Kantharos. Rev. Kantharos with three pellets in the field. HN III 1076. SNG ANS -. Vlasto 1652 var. (same dies as Künker 304, 2018, 114). Toned. Minor surface faults on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished with stars on both sides
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.49 g, 9 h). Kantharos, flanked by two stars below. Rev. Kantharos, flanked by two stars below. HN III 1076. Vlasto 1654 var. Nicely toned; unpublished with stars on the obverse and reverse sides. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 6.44 g, 3 h), struck under the magistrate Kynon. Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse's head; below horse, bearded mask of Silenos facing; below right, KY / NΩN; in upper left field, monogram of AP . Rev. TΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left on the back of the dolphin. HN III 1031. Vlasto 859 (same dies). SNG ANS 1189. Well struck and clear. Some roughness and minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), c. 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with griffin; below chin, Σ. Rev. ΗΡΑ-ΚEΙΩΝ (sic!) Nude Herakles, holding his club with his right hand, kneeling to right, grappling with the Nemean lion which attacks him from the right side; EY above exergue line; below, ear of barley to right. HN III 1366 (same reverse die). Franke & Hirmer 255. SNG ANS 50 (same dies). Work 8. Van Keuren 13. A fascinating coin with a remarkable reverse of splendid Classical style. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 19.5 mm, 8.33 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑ Six-grained barley ear; border of dots. Rev. Six-grained barley ear, as above but without legend and incuse; rayed border. HN III 1484. Noe 233-9. Very attractively toned. Some deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.71 g, 10 h). Head of Demeter facing to left, her hair bound by a net, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple pearl necklace. Rev. METAΠ Ear of barley with a leaf on the right; to right, above the leaf, Φ. BMC 130 (same dies). HN III 1546. Noe 520 (same dies). With a particularly elegant and noble head of Demeter of splendid late classical style. A scarce variety. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 8.02 g, 9 h), Ami.... Head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; to left, lion head to right; below chin, monogram of ΠΑ. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; club above leaf; below, AMI. HN Italy 1575. Johnston Class B, 2.1 (same dies). SNG Lockett 409 (same dies). With a powerful head of Leukippos in an attractive late Hellenistic style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.82 g, 10 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑΧ. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.31 (same dies). A well struck and toned example. Die flaw behind head, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.90 g, 11 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑΧ. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.34 (same dies). SNG ANS 481 (same dies). Attractive, clear and lightly toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 620 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.93 g, 2 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears and triple-pendant earring; below chin, ΔΑΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley, with leaf to right; above leaf, plough to right; below leaf, ΜΑΧ. HN III 1581. Johnston Class C, 1.37-40 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 482-483 (same obverse die). Attractive, clear and lightly toned. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below chin, ΔΩPI. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, rake; below leaf, ΑΔ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.4 (same dies). SNG ANS 452 (same obverse die). Nicely struck. Traces of die rust, corrosion and a die break over the ethnic on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19.5 mm, 7.92 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C 5.7 (same dies). An attractively toned example. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.90 g, 3 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, [Δ]Α. HN III 1582. Johnston Class C, 5.12 = SNG ANS 453 (same dies). Striking weakness on the high points, and obverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 9 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin charging to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C, 6. Of fine style and with an amusing griffin. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, griffin charging to right; below leaf, ΛY. HN III 1589. Johnston Class C, 6.15 (same dies). SNG ANS 491 (same obverse die). A clear, bright and nicely struck example, of fine style. Struck on a tight flan with some flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.96 g, 2 h), Ly... Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of barley ears, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; below left, ΛΥ ; above leaf, star of sixteen rays. HN III 1592. Johnston Class C, 8.4 (this obverse die). Attractively toned; a beautiful coin. Striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Paestum (Poseidonia). period of the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC. Triens (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.10 g, 4 h). Female head to right, wearing ivy wreath, with mark of value (••••) behind her neck. Rev. ΠAIS Cornucopia to left, with mark of value (••••) and small branch to left. Crawford, Paestum 6/1. HN Italy 1196. Green patina. Rough area on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 7.58 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet adorned with Skylla holding oar(?) and pointing to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in the exergue, fish swimming to right. HN III 1800. SNG ANS 1014 (same obverse die). Nicely toned and well-centered. Some tiny scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 211-208 BC. Quartuncia (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.61 g, 6 h). Head of Amphitrite to left, wearing crab helmet. Rev. BPET-TIΩN Crab; torch above. HN III 1990. Scheu 50-53. Dark olive-green patina. Deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 214-211 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.99 g, 4 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ Eagle standing left with wings displayed; to left, hook. HN III 1981. Scheu 20. Green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 214-211 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.87 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind, grain ear(?). Rev. ΒΡΕΤ-ΤΙΩΝ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings displayed; in left field, cornucopiae. Scheu, Bronze 13. HN III 1978. Brown patina, well centered and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 440-400 BC. Third Nomos (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.21 g, 6 h). KAY Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand; below his hand, stag standing right, head turned back to left. Rev. KAYΛΟNI-A[TAΝ] Stag standing right; kantharos above, Φ below. HN Italy 2056. Noe, Caulonia 216 (same dies). SNG ANS 219 (same dies). Toned; a very scarce denomination. Reverse struck from the same dies as the last. Somewhat porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 400-389/8 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.73 g, 1 h). Apollo standing to right; behind, bird trap. Rev. ΚΑΥΛΩΝΙΑΤΑΣ (retrograde) Stag to right. HN III 2062. Noe, Caulonia 181. SNG ANS 214 (same dies). SNG Lockett 594. Toned and scarce. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.56 g, 1 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟ[ΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ] Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. Beautifully toned and with a splendid obverse. Struck on an oblong flan with the result that the figure of Herakles on the reverse is unfortunately without head, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.62 g, 11 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. Obverse struck slightly off centre and with some light roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 420-415/410 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.74 g, 5 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. SNG ANS 670. Well centered. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SICILY. Agyrion. Circa 430 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.73 g, 6 h). APΓYPINAION Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΠAΛAΓKAIOΣ Forepart of a man-headed bull to left. Buceti 5b. CNS 9. HGC 2, 60. Dark green patina. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 10 mm, 0.41 g, 3 h). ΑΚ - RΑ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. ΛΙ Crab. HGC 2, 121. Westermark 455-488 (uncertain dies). Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Entella. Roman rule, circa 263-36 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h), c. 125-75. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ENTEΛΛINωN around grape cluster on stem. CNS 19. HGC 2, 241. Dark green patina; particularly fine and clear details for this late issue. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 13 mm, 0.57 g, 10 h). Horse walking right; above, wreath. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of Acheloos as a man-headed bull to right. HGC 2, 373. Jenkins, Gela Group III, 244 ff. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SICILY. Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.42 g, 5 h). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, palmette with tendrils. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins Group IV, 359 (O69/R143). SNG ANS 66 (same dies). Toned. Die-flaw on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
SICILY. Gela. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.19 g, 3 h). ΓΕΛΑΣ Bull walking slowly to the right; in exergue, three pellets. Rev. Head of youthful male river god (Gelas) to right; behind, barley grain. HGC 2, 380. Jenkins, Gela 530. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Gela. Circa 339-310 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.09 g, 2 h). Wreathed head of Demeter facing slightly right. Rev. Wreathed head of Gelas left. CNS 59. HGC 2, 388. Jenkins, Gela Group XII, 549. Dark green patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.95 g, 12 h). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑ-Ι-Ο-Ν Laureate head of Apollo to right. HGC 2, 566. SNG ANS 1242 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 891 (same obverse die). Lightly toned and with clear types. Light porosity and scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
SICILY. Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.62 g, 5 h). Head of Silenos to right. Rev. KAT-A-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. SNG ANS 1264. SNG Lloyd 911. Lightly toned and well centered. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.24 g, 7 h). AMENANOΣ Horned head of the river-god Amenanos to left. Rev. K - A Winged thunderbolt. CNS 1. HGC 2, 607. Dark brown patina. Rough, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
SICILY. Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.96 g, 6 h). RŠMLQRT (in Punic) Charioteer, holding kentron in left hand and reins in right, driving quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Tanit-Persephone to right, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins. BMC 13 (this obverse die). Jenkins, Punic 62 (O21/R45). Lightly toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
SICILY. Motya. Circa 405-397 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.79 g, 12 h). Gorgoneion with tongue protruding. Rev. 'MTV' (Punic) Palm tree. Jenkins, Punic pl. 23, 5. SNG ANS 503. Rare. A little rough and lightly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Nakone. Circa 420-400 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 11 mm, 0.93 g, 6 h). NAKONAION Head of a nymph to right, her hair bound in a fillet, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Goat standing to right; before, ivy leaf; above, acorn and pellet (value mark). CNS 2. HGC 2, 957. Very rare. Dark brown patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Nakone. Circa 420-400 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.91 g, 8 h). [NAKONAIΩΝ] Head of nymph to right. Rev. Goat standing to right; above, pellet; before, ivy-leaf. Dark green patina. Fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Panormus. L. Axius Naso (?), Quaestor of Sicily, after 241 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.86 g, 12 h). Diademed and veiled head of Demeter to left. Rev. NA/SO within laurel wreath. CNS 82. HGC 2, -. Very rare issue. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Uncertain Roman mint. Circa 200-190 BC. As (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.76 g, 12 h), Lilybaion (?). Laureate head of Janus. Rev. Monogram of ΠΟR within wreath. BAR Issue -. CNS 67 (Panormos). HGC 2, 1690. Well centered, and with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Uncertain Roman mint. Circa 200-190 BC. As (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.04 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Janus. Rev. Quaestor's monogram within wreath. BAR Issue 38. CNS 71 (Panormos). HGC 2, 1690. Rare. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Segesta. Circa 415-400 BC. Litra (Subaeratus, 11 mm, 0.63 g, 7 h). Facing head of the nymph Segesta, facing slightly to left, flanked by laurel branches. Rev. EΓES-T-A-ION Dog standing left; above, facing gorgoneion; to left, conch shell. HGC 2, 1174. Hurter K29-30. SNG ANS 651. Core exposed, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.66 g, 9 h), c. 410. Nymph seated left on rock, grasping, with her right hand, snake coiled before her. Rev. ΣEΛINOΣ Man-headed bull to right; fish to right in exergue; c/m: head of nymph(?) to right within circular incuse. HGC 2, 1229. SNG ANS 711-2. Unusual with countermark. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Soloi. 400-350 BC. Onkion (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.17 g, 6 h). Head of Athena facing, head turned slightly to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet. Rev. 'kfr' (Punic) Archer kneeling right, drawing bow. Campana 12A. CNS 5. HGC 2, 1254. SNG ANS 740 ff. Very scarce. Light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 478-466 BC. Obol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.64 g), struck under Hieron I, circa 475-470. Diademed head of Arethusa to right. Rev. Wheel of four spokes. Boehringer 364 (V181/R254). HGC 2, 1371. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Litra (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.55 g, 5 h), circa 390. ΣYPA Head of Athena left, wearing laureate Corinthian helmet. Rev. Bridled hippocamp swimming left. CNS 34. HGC 2, 1456. Well centered and with dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.19 g, 3 h), 3rd series, struck c. 334-317. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Pegasos flying left; below, Δ(?). Buceti 646. CNS 85. HGC 2, 1486 (Agathokles). Attractive head of Apollo. Rough areas, primarily on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 5.33 g, 1 h). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, Campanian helmet. Rev. Pegasos flying left. CNS 86. HGC 2, 1488. Green patina with some brown. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Litra (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.44 g, 1 h), struck c. 306/4-289. ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ Head of Artemis Soteira to right, wearing single-pendant earring and pearl necklace and with her quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ Winged thunderbolt. BAR issue 20. Calciati 142. SNG ANS 708. Dark green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Hiketas, 287-278 BC. Litra (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 9.02 g, 1 h). ΔIOΣ EΛΛANIOY Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios to left; behind neck, trophy. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, star. BAR Issue 39. CNS 157 Ds112. HGC 2, 1448. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Hiketas, 287-278 BC. Litra (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.85 g, 8 h). ΔIOΣ EΛΛANIOY Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios to left. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, star. BAR Issue 39. CNS 157. HGC 2, 1448. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Pyrrhos, 278-276 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.55 g, 10 h). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of youthful Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Athena Promachos advancing tο right, wielding thunderbolt held aloft in her right hand, shield on her left arm; in right field, owl standing right. BAR issue 52. CNS II 177. HGC 2, 1450. Buceti 1039. Dark green patina and quite boldly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Pyrrhos, 278-276 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.43 g, 10 h). Head of youthful Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Athena Promachos advancing tο right, wielding thunderbolt held aloft in her right hand, shield on her left arm. BAR Issue 52, CNS 176. HGC 2, 1450. Dark green and brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Unit (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 16.90 g, 10 h), circa 230-218/5. Diademed head of Hieron II to left. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Helmeted cavalryman riding horse prancing to right, holding couched lance with his right hand; below right, monogram of ΑΡ. BAR Issue 62. CNS 195. HGC 2, 1548. Dark brown patina. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Trias (?) (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 6.40 g, 10 h), circa 275-269. ΣΥPAKOΣIΩN Head of Kore to left, wearing wreath of grain, single-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind, poppy. Rev. Bull butting to left; above club and monogram of AΓ; in exergue, IE. BAR issue 53. CNS 191 Ds89 R1 25. HGC 2, 1469. Dark green patina. Minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SICILY. Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 6.91 g, 1 h), half of a tetradrachm, cut and countermarked. Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing grain wreath and triple pendant earring; around, four dolphins; c/m: wheel with four spokes within circular incuse. Rev. M (in Punic) Horse's head to left; behind, date palm. Cf. Jenkins, Punic 230-248 (uncertain dies). Toned. Uncleaned as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 305 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 8.15 g, 7 h). Palm tree with two bunches of fruits. Rev. Horse's head right. MAA 20. SNG Copenhagen 102-5. Dark greenish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.31 g, 11 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse prancing right. MAA 15. SNG Copenhagen 96. Porosity on obverse, a few light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 5.30 g, 8 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse prancing right. MAA 15. SNG Copenhagen 96. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.55 g, 3 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing right; palm tree in background. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 109. Dark greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.75 g, 3 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing right; palm tree in background. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 109. Brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.19 g, 1 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse standing right; palm tree in background. MAA 18. SNG Copenhagen 109. Attractive greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-340 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.16 g, 6 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing a triple pendant earring, a necklace, tied at the back and hung with seven pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right; pellet below the horse on the upper left and just before the left fore hoof; in exergue, inscription-like pattern. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa 6 = SNG Lloyd 1656 (same dies). A very rare example of an early issue of Group III. Clear and attractive. Some minor die faults and flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3850 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 9.36 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple pendant earring, necklace, tied at the back and hung with eight pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right; in field to right, before horse’s fore legs, three pellets arranged as an inverted triangle; below horse's belly, pellet. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa, 8 (same dies?). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 290-270 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 7.49 g, 12 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace with ten pendants. Rev. Horse standing to right on ground line. Jenkins & Lewis Group VI, 307-8 and 311 (different dies). Pozzi 3308-9. Well cenetered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 300-264 BC. Unit (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.45 g, 6 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse’s head to right; before, palm tree. MAA 57l. SNG Copenhagen 173. Dark brown patina. A few minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 300-264 BC. Unit (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.52 g, 3 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse’s head to right; before, Punic waw. MAA 57 var (Punic letter not recorded). SNG Copenhagen -. A pleasing example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 300-264 BC. Unit (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.17 g, 5 h). Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Horse’s head to right; before, globe. MAA 57h. SNG Copenhagen 164. An attractive example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARTHAGE. Second Punic War. Circa 220-205 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.47 g, 9 h), Sardinia. Wreathed head of Tanit to left. Rev. Bull standing right; above, star; to right, Punic mem. CNP 377r. MAA -. SNG Copenhagen 387-8 var (Punic letters). Green patina. Cleaning marks on obverse, small pit on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 82 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.21 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNOΣ IATPOY Cult statue of Apollo Iatros standing to facing, head left, holding branch in right hand and bow with arrow in left. Cf. HGC 3.2, 1338. Löbbecke, ZfN 15 (1887), 38. SNG BM Black Sea -. Topalov 93. Very rare. Dark brown patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE. Bisanthe. Circa 178-168 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 5.78 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. BI-ΣAN/ΘΗ-ΝΩΝ Eagle with wings spread standing right on thunderbolt. HGC 3.2, 1362; Schönert-Geiss 15. Dark reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 15 mm, 3.63 g). ΠY Heifer standing left on dolphin left; below raised foreleg, monogram. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with stippled surface. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion Group VII, 739-45. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 10 mm, 1.89 g, 9 h). ΠΥ Forepart of heifer standing left on dolphin left; below raised foreleg, monogram. Rev. Rev. Trident head. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion Group IX, 773-5. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11 mm, 1.86 g, 10 h). ΠΥ Forepart of heifer standing left on dolphin left. Rev. Trident head; in left field, monogram. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion Group XXI, 835-8. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11 mm, 1.84 g, 6 h). ΠΥ Forepart of heifer standing left on dolphin left; below raised foreleg, monogram. Rev. Trident head. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion Group II, 752-4. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 2.10 g, 9 h). ΠΥ Forepart of heifer standing left on dolphin left. Rev. Trident head; in left field, monogram. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion Group XV or XVI, 815-20 or 821-827. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. late 3rd-2nd centuries BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 10.49 g, 1 h), alliance issue with Kalchedon in Bithynia. Veiled head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. ΒΥZANTI / KAΛΧΑΔ Poseidon seated right on rock, holding aphlaston in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, monogram of ΠΑΡ. HGC 3.2, 1428. Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 83. Brown patina. Green deposits on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
THRACE. Byzantion. late 3rd-2nd centuries BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.97 g, 12 h), alliance issue with Kalchedon in Bithynia. Veiled head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. ΒΥZANTI / KAΛΧΑΔ Poseidon seated right on rock, holding aphlaston in his right hand and trident in his left. HGC 3.2, 1428. Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 82-3 (control). Well centered. Flan flaw on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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