nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 100
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 365-330s BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 11.07 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kallikrates. Bridled horse galloping to left; below, dog with a curly tail – something like a modern Pomeranian – walking to left. Rev. EΠI K-AΛΛ-IKPA-TEOΣ Grape vine with four bunches of grapes, all within linear square; around, inscription with an ivy leaf at the upper left; all within a shallow incuse square. Jameson 1061 (this coin). Schönert-Geiss 488.1 (V33/R58 this coin). Traité II, 4, 1476 (this coin cited). West 84c (this coin). Toned and clear. Minor uncleaned deposits and struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 101
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 189/8-49/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 15.13 g, 12 h), c. 150s. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing taenia and ivy wreath, and with his hair partially knotted into a queue and partially falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ Dionysos, nude, standing to left with cloak over his left arm, holding bunch of grapes in his right hand and narthex stalks in his left; at his feet to left, monogram of ΠΟ; and to right, ΛΕ. Schönert-Geiss 1275-1299. SNG Copenhagen 640. Toned and of a powerful, boldly executed late Hellenistic style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 102
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.85 g, 11 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, monogram. HGC 6, 359. Le Rider, Thasiennes 52. Prokopov Group XIII 579-586 var (V AA6/ R-, unrecorded reverse die). Toned, clear and well-centered. Somewhat lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 103
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 12 h), struck in the name of Alexander III, Lampsakos, 301-296. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, dolphin swimming to left above forepart of a lion to left; below throne, long torch. Price 1438. Thompson 35 var (same symbols but with a Lysimachos legend). Rare. Clear and attractive. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 275 CHF
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Lot 104
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.25 g, 12 h), in the types of Alexander III, Kolophon, circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding a long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, an eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, forepart of a lion to left above lighted torch; below throne, pentagram. Müller 18. Price L22. Thompson 122. Boldly struck and well-centered. Some minor marks and die fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 105
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.82 g, 11 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand; behind, transverse spear with point below left; to left, torch with flame to left; on throne, eight-pointed star. Thompson 43. A lovely piece with an elegant portrait of Alexander; nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 106
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.88 g, 1 h), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; outer left, herm to left; in inner left field, monogram of ΔΞ. Thompson 50. A splendid piece, struck on a broad flan, attractively toned and of the finest style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 107
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.97 g, 12 h), probably a late lifetime or early posthumous issue from an uncertain mint, circa 285-275. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, holding Nike in her right hand, resting her left in her lap, and with her spear over her right shoulder; to right, her shield leans on her throne; in inner left field, monogram of ΚΟ; in exergue, monogram of ΗΡΙ. Müller -. Thompson -. Possibly unpublished and unknown with these monograms, clear and toned. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 108
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.00 g, 12 h), struck in an uncertain, probably Balkan, mint, circa 300-250. Diademed head of Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne; behind, transverse spear; in the inner left field, monogram of ΣTP above a monogram of AΓ. Müller 522 var (same monograms but differently positioned). Thompson -. A very rare and nicely struck example, with an Alexander head of an elegantly made, fully Hellenistic style. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 109
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Uncertain. Circa 525-480 BC. Half-stater or drachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 4.80 g), Eion?. Eagle with closed wings, standing to right, turning his head back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. AMNG III², Unbestimmte 34, pl 27, 15 for an example with the eagle to left. Struck from similar dies to the example that appeared as Roma 7, 2014, 469, there described as being ...apparently unique and unpublished, seemingly without parallel in the numismatic record. Extremely rare, only the second, and by far the better, example known; well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Rare Electrum from Macedon!
Lot 110
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6 mm, 0.64 g). Goose standing right, head turned to left. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished as a 1/24th stater. Cf. CNG 91, 2012, 121 = CNG Triton XV, 2012, 1236. An intriguing piece. Minor striking crack on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 111
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.03 g). Goose standing right, head turned to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. SNG ANS 272. Unusually well-struck and centered for this issue. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 112
MACEDON. Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.96 g). Goose standing to right, head turned back to left; above, lizard to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 278-284. Nicely centered, toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 113
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383/2 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.39 g, 12 h), Olynthos, 383/2. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within very shallow incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group H, 80. SNG ANS 532 (same obverse die). Very sharply struck in high relief and with an attractive head of Apollo of excellent Classical style. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 114
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.72 g). Facing head of a Gorgon with gnashing teeth and protruding tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 411 (same reverse die). A very sharply struck, well-centered, and beautifully toned piece. Slightly granular surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 115
MACEDON. Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.82 g, 12 h). Gorgoneion facing with protruding tongue. Rev. Ν-Ε / Ο-Π Head of the nymph of Neapolis to right, her hair coiled around her head and with a bun at the back, wearing a plain necklace with a pendant. AMNG III, 11 and pl. XVI, 25. Kraay & Hirmer 434. SNG ANS 429. Toned and of particularly fine style. Reverse slightly double-struck. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 116
MACEDON. Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.19 g, 6 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ Tripod, with three circular handles adorned with fillets; above, laurel branch; in field to right, bow. Bellinger 8 (citing BMC 4, SNG ANS 650 and SNG Copenhagen 293). Rare, and of excellent style. Somewhat porous surfaces. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 117
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.08 g, 2 h), Amphipolis, 355-349/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ Philip II, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising his right hand in salute and riding horse walking to left; below horse, club to left. Le Rider 96 (D44/R80 a, this coin). SNG ANS 469-70. Toned, well-centered and of elegant style. Some minor surface roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 118
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 8.58 g, 3 h), Abydos, struck under Philip III, 323-317, probably prior to 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below horses, Ξ and horse's leg. Le Rider -. SNG ANS 298 var. Thompson, Drachm Mints II, p. Series V, 89b. An attractive piece with an unusually detailed reverse. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 119
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. 1/5 Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.36 g, 8 h), struck posthumously, Amphipolis, circa 315/4-295/4. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Youth on horseback to right; below, club. Le Rider pl. 48, 10-12. SNG ANS 826. Toned and attractive. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 120
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.59 g, 1 h), struck during the reign of Philip III Arridaios, Amphipolis, c. 323/2-315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer, driving chariot drawn by two horses rearing to right, and holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, trident to right. Le Rider 193 var (D88/R- but struck from an unrecorded reverse die). An attractive and lustrous piece, struck from particularly elaborate and stylish dies. Tiny nick on the obverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 121
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 17.16 g, 9 h), Macedonian Mint – "Amphipolis", circa 336/334. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, prow of galley to right. Price 1. Müller 527. Nicely toned. Very rare. A coin of great historical importance, the first Attic weight tetradrachm of Alexander to be struck in Europe. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 122
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Distater (Gold, 20 mm, 17.26 g, 9 h), Aegeae (?), circa 336-323. Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, her wings spread, holding stylis over her left shoulder with her left hand and wreath in her outstretched right; below wing to left, Λ above Ο; in field to left, vertical thunderbolt. Price 191. Rare. Very nicely centered, lustrous and lightly toned. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Lot 123
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.51 g, 9 h), Tarsus, circa 332/1-327. Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in field to right, kerykeion. Le Rider pp. 134-139 (Tarsus). Price 3458 (Sidon). SNG Berry 176 (Sidon). Very rare. Well-centered and clear. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 6000 CHF
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Lot 124
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.60 g, 5 h), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Babylon, circa 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent; to left, Μ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, ΛΥ. Price 3691. Well-centered and clear. Some minor edge marks, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 125
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 17.29 g, 7 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, uncertain mint in Cilicia, circa 323-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ] Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, wreath; below throne, ΔΙ. Price 2949 (as Side). Toned and well-struck. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 126
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.65 g, 12 h), struck posthumously under Nikokreon, Salamis, circa 323-315. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with coiled serpent. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; at her feet to left, rudder; MIΛ on the right field. Newell, Salamis, 14. Price 3150 (same dies as the illustrated piece from the British Museum). Lustrous and attractive; extremely rare, Price only knew of a single example of this type. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3750 CHF
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Lot 127
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.19 g, 5 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Babylon, c. 323-318/7. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, Μ; below throne but above cross-bar, ΛΥ. Price 3692. SNG Saroglos 635. A wonderful piece, of fine style and well-struck from fresh dies. Both sides slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 128
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.25 g, 5 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Amphipolis, circa 322-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, Macedonian helmet. Price 112. Troxell, Studies, issue H2. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 129
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.02 g, 11 h), struck posthumously under Demetrios I Poliorketes, Miletos, circa 294/5. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΠΡΑΤΟΥ; below throne, labrys. ADM I Series XIII. Newell 48 (but these dies unrecorded). Price 2147. Bold and well-centered on a tight flan; fine style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 130
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 17.14 g, 12 h), struck under Antigonos II Gonatas, Pella, c. 280-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus, draped from the waist and wearing elaborate sandals, seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, bunch of grapes on stem with tendrils. Price 589. Well-centered and boldly struck, with a particularly elegant reverse. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 131
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.00 g, 12 h), Priene, circa 280-275. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated to left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on his outstreched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, trident over ΠPI/BI. Price 2234B. Very rare, and of fine Hellenistic style. Reverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 132
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.06 g, 3 h), Pella, circa 274. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin tied around his neck and with a lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to right, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, kalathos; in field to right, monogram of ΠΥΡΤΗ. AMNG III, 2. Athena Fund 442. Mathisen pl. 22, 37. Extremely rare and missing from most major collections. With a reverse of particularly elegant style. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 133
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 17.20 g, 11 h), Amphipolis, circa 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, TΙ. Panagopoulou Period III. SNG Ashmolean 3260. SNG Copenhagen 1202. Sharply struck and very attractive. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 134
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.18 g, 12 h), Amphipolis, circa 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin tied around his neck and with a lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period I. Pozzi 2037. SNG Copenhagen 1199. Beautifully struck, sharp, attractive and toned. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 135
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.95 g, 12 h), Pella, with Zoilos as chief mintmaster, c. 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with monogram of ΖΩ above and those of ΜΕ and ΒΕ below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; to left, [star of eight rays]. Mamroth, Philip 31. SNG Ashmolean 3271. SNG Berry 374. Attractive, sharp and nicely toned. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 136
MACEDON, Bottiaia. Pella. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.79 g), struck in the name of the Botteatans. Macedonian shield ornamented with seven linear crescents around the edge and a hexaskeles of crescents at the center. Rev. ΒΟ]ΤΤΕΑΤΩΝ Stern of galley; above, club. AMNG III/1, 125 HGC 3, 157. Clear, well-centered and toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 137
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 15.70 g, 11 h), Pella or Amphipolis, circa 173-171. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above, monogram of ΜΑΡ; to right, monogram of ΑΥ; between legs, monogram of ΑΝ; all within an oak wreath with a plow below. Mammoth 25. SNG Munich 1199. Well-struck, lightly toned and with a fine portrait. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 138
KINGS OF MACEDON. Perseus, 179-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.69 g, 5 h), struck under the ministers Hermias and Zoilos during the Third Macedonian War, on the Rhodian standard, from an uncertain mint in Thessaly, circa 171/0. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. EPMIAΣ Rose with bud to right; flanking the stem, Z - Ω. Price, Larissa, pl. LV, 247. SNG Keckman 795. Sharp and very nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 139
MACEDON (ROMAN PROTECTORATE). Praetor D. Junius Silanus Manlianus, circa 148-147 BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 12.97 g, 1 h). Facing mask of Silenos, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. D/MAKE/ΔΟΝΩΝ in three lines, within ivy wreath. AMNG 212. SNG Copenhagen 1324-6. SNG Kikpe 460. Touratsoglou, Macedonia, 25. An unusually well-struck, bold and attractive piece, with a glossy brown patina. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 140
MACEDON (ROMAN PROVINCE). Aesillas, quaestor, circa 95-70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.81 g, 11 h), Thessalonika. MAKEΔONΩN Head of the deified Alexander the Great to right; behind, reversed B. Rev. AESILLAS / Q Money chest, club, and stool; all within wreath. Bauslaugh Group III 15A/85 (same dies). Lightly toned; with a relatively small obverse die, fully attested on coin. Very fine.
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Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 141
MACEDON, Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Medallion (Silver, 16x20.5 mm, 2.96 g, 11 h), the weight includes the gold ring mount with a suspension loop, Struck in the capital of the Koinon, Beroea. Head of Alexander the Great to right, as Herakles, wearing a lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞAN/ΔPOY Lion walking to right. Possibly unpublished. Cf. K. Dahmen, "Alexander in Gold and Silver", in AJN 20 (2008), 31 (for the legend arrangement), 33-34 (stylistically close but of smaller module), and 35 (for the size, but lacking a legend). A very interesting and exceedingly rare silver medallion of the Koinon of Macedon honoring Alexander the Great, mounted in antiquity as a pendant. Very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 142
MACEDON, Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 25,5 mm, 13.78 g, 1 h), Beroea, circa 231-235. AΛEΞANΔPOV Diademed head of Alexander to right, his hair flowing out behind; below neck trunca, thunderbolt. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN / NEΩ Alexander, his cloak streaming out behind him, and his right hand raised in salute, riding a horse walking to right. AMNG 390. With a dramatic and emotional head of Alexander and with fine, reddish brown surfaces. Minor roughness and porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 143
KINGS OF PAEONIA. Patraos, Circa 335-315 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 12.82 g, 4 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Π-[Ο]-ΡΤΑΥ Paeonian horseman, wearing crested helmet and full armor, galloping to right and spearing fallen Macedonian soldier. Paeonian Hoard I, 461. Paeonian Hoard II, 194. SNG ANS 1040 (same obverse die). Boldly struck, toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 144
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.14 g, 6 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. [ΛΑΡΙΣ]-ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over; below, branch. BCD I 1156. BCD II 320. HGC 4, 454. Sharply struck and attractively toned – a splendid example. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 145
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 5.97 g, 9 h), signed by the engraver Telephantos, with his initials on the obverse and on the reverse, and with those of his ‘pupil’ Ip...on the obverse. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with raised cheek pieces; in tiny letters behind neck, ΤΗ and ΙΠ. Rev. Φ-Α / Ρ-Σ (last two letters retrograde) Thessalian cavalryman riding horse prancing to right, wearing petasos, chlamys and chiton, and holding a lagobolon over his right shoulder; in exergue, Τ. Lavva 86 (O43/R51). Sharply struck and attractively toned, with unusually clear details. Minor marks and a tiny cut on the reverse edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1750 CHF
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Lot 146
THESSALY. Pherai. Alexander, Tyrant, 369-358 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 11.42 g, 1 h). ΕΝ-ΝΟ[Δ-ΙΑ]Σ Laureate head of Ennodia to right, wearing earring with a large, central, triangular pendant and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛ-ΕΞΑΝΔ-ΡΕ-Ι-Ο-Σ Alexander, wearing cavalry helmet, cuirass and with his sheathed sword on a baldric around his chest, riding horse galloping to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a couchant lance in his right, on horse’s rump, brand in the form of a double ax. BCD I 1308 = Wartenberg 17 (same dies). Of great rarity, apparently only the second known example. Struck from dies made by a master engraver and of the finest late Classical style. Both sides somewhat rough with traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Unicum hemiobol from Trikka
Lot 147
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate, Euph.... EY Youthful male head to left. Rev. ΤΡ - ΙΚ-K Forepart of horse to right; all within shallow incuse square. Seemingly unpublished. An exciting new type in Trikka’s scarce series of hemiobols. Well-struck and of particularly fine quality. Porous as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 148
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.46 g, 5 h). Pegasus with straight wings flying to right; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with a neck flap; behind neck, Λ and a kyathos, a long-handled ladle. BMC 71. BCD 223 var. Calciati 109/2. A lovely toned example of splendid style. Die faults on the obverse above Pegasos's wing, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 149
EUBOIA. Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.22 g, 5 h). Vine-wreathed head of nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTI-A-IEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing, holding stylis. BCD Euboia 399 (this coin). Attractively toned and unusually elegant: an exceptionally fine example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 150
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510-500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.30 g, 4 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet, ornamented with a curled tendril on the bowl behind Athena's ear, and a large circular earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ (the theta in the form of a wheel with four spokes) Tall and thin owl standing to right, with a facing head and long legs; behind, at the upper right, small and delicate olive sprig with two leaves and a fruit; all within incuse square. Cf. Seltman Group L, obverse A 224 and reverse P 274. Very rare. Of true Archaic style with a fine head of Athena and a most attractive owl. Struck from a worn and rusty obverse die, with a break under Athena's neck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 151
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510-500/490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.65 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet, with an undecorated bowl, and a disc earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ (with a dot-centered theta) Heavy-bodied owl standing to right, head facing; behind, at the upper left, large olive sprig with two leaves and a fruit; all within incuse square. Cf. Seltman Group Gi and obverse A120 ff. and Svoronos pl. 6, 2. Rare. Attractive and clear with a very well-centered obverse. Minor metal faults and die breaks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 152
ATTICA. Athens. 500-490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.75 g, 12 h). Archaic head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet with a crest attached by a zig-zag band, and an earring formed with a large central pellet surrounded by a circle of pearls. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive sprig with two hollow leaves. Cf. Seltman group M, but a most unusual variety with the Α opposite the owl's neck rather than above its head. Very rare in this state: very well-centered and well-struck, and of a strong, powerful and dramatic Archaic style. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 153
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 467-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.24 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, with a small, three-pointed tail, feet close together, and head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Starr Group II. C, cf. 64. Very well-struck and well-centered on a broad flan. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 154
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 16.96 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with a small and delicate palmette and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing and with a relatively long, thin, diagonal body; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Starr -. Cf. Svoronos pl. 12, 2. Very attractively toned and of fine style. Some pitting on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 155
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.23 g, 3 h), 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, a circular earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 13, 5. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Full crest on the flan
Lot 156
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 17.24 g, 3 h), 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, a circular earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 14, 6. Bright, lustrous, well-struck and very well-centered, with Athena's helmet crest unusually complete. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 157
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.21 g, 12 h), 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, circular earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 14, 4. Bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 158
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.22 g, 9 h), 430s-420s. Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, a circular earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Svoronos pl. 14, 15. Bright, lustrous, well-struck and very well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 159
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 33 mm, 12.25 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided by skew-pattern into 5 compartments; in the upper two, Α - Ι; on the lower right, dolphin swimming upwards. BMC -. Cf. Milbank Pl. III, 3 (drachm). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Lockett -. A very rare variety. Toned and very well-struck on a broad flan. Very minor die faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
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Lot 160
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 8.86 g). Ϙ (with stem on a diagonal to left) Pegasos, with bridle and curved wing, flying to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with a swastika pattern to right. Calciati 21. Cf. Ravel 34. Very rare. Toned and boldly struck. Obverse slightly off-center and with traces of die wear, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 161
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.38 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; above to right, before helmet, Nike standing to left, holding thymiaterion; in field to right, ΕΡ. BMC 335. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 348. Ravel 936. Very rare. Boldly struck, attractively toned and with an unusual symbol. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 162
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.60 g, 10 h). Ϙ Pegasus flying to left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with neck guard and pearl necklace; behind neck, Α and stork standing to left, with his right foot raised. BCD -. BMC -. Calciati 395. Ravel 1035. A very scarce variety with a clear symbol. Nicely centered. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 163
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.60 g, 3 h). Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Α - Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on the bowl, and a pearl necklace; behind neck, aegis with Gorgon’s head. BCD -. BMC 252. Calciati 427. Ravel 1009. Well-centered and slightly toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 164
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 345-307 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.62 g, 1 h). Pegasus flying to left with pointed wing, below Ϙ. Rev. Α-Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on the bowl; behind neck, boar at bay to left. BCD -. BMC 247. Calciati 435. Ravel 1017. Attractive, well-centered and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 165
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 12.21 g, 2 h). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove flying to left with wings open above and below; below dove's neck, Ι; all within an olive wreath tied on the right. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité II, 3, 775 and pl. CCXX, 12. Toned and attractive. Obverse struck from a slightly rusty die and with a very slightly double-struck reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 166
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Circa 175-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Pan seated left on rock, his right hand raised and holding lagobolon with his left; above knee, eagle; to left and right, Α - Δ. BCD 1547.5. Dengate IIB, 4, 26 var. Attractive, sharp and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 275 CHF
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Lot 167
CRETE. Hierapytna. Circa 200-67 BC. Didrachm (23 mm, 7.48 g, 1 h). Turreted head of Tyche to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑΠΥ ΝΕΩΝ (sic!) Eagle with spread wings walking to right; before him, palm tree; in field to right, horizontal Σ with its point upwards above Τ; all within olive wreath. Svoronos 26. A very well-struck and attractive example, nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 168
CRETE. Itanos. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 27 mm, 11.03 g). The seagod Glaukos, bearded and with a fishtail, holding a trident with his upraised right hand and raising his left, with which he holds a dolphin from its tail, before him; pellet on the left field. Rev. Star of eight rays within linear square; the whole within incuse square. Le Rider, Crétoises, pl. VIII, 14 (same dies). Svoronos, Numismatique 7 (same obverse die as no. 4, pl. XVIII, 24). Only two examples recorded by Svoronos. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Lot 169
CRETE. Lyttos. Circa 320-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.57 g, 1 h). Eagle with spread wings flying to right, holding a prey animal in its talons. Rev. ΛΥΤΤIO-N (retrograde) Head of boar with open jaws to left, all within incuse square bordered by dots. Le Rider p. 32, 221 and pl.VIII, 2 (same dies). Svoronos 58 and cf. pl. 22, 7 (same obverse die). Clear and toned. Struck from worn dies, with die breaks on the reverse and with a faint graffito (A) in the obverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 170
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator, Circa 120-63 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.82 g, 1 h), Pergamon, dated year ΙΣ = 210 and month Η = 8; or May 87 BC. Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - MIΘPAΔATOY / EYΠATOPOΣ Pegasos grazing to left; to left, star within crescent; to right, ΙΣ over monogram of ΒΚ; in exergue, Η. De Callataÿ D63/R1 (same dies, but this piece unrecorded). Attractively toned and with a bold portrait. A few minor marks and with a very slightly double-struck reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 171
KINGS OF PAPHLAGONIA. Pylaimenes II/III Euergetes, Circa 133-103 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.19 g, 1 h). Bull’s head facing. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ /ΠYΛΑΙΜΕΝΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Winged kerykeion. SNG BM 1555-6. SNG Greece, KIKPE, 733-734. SNG von Aulock 150. A well-centered and sharp example with a fine dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 172
BITHYNIA. Kalchedon. Circa 260s BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.17 g, 1 h), an unusual autonomous issue with the types, but not the name, of Lysimachos. Diademed head of Alexander to right, horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΚΑΛΧΑ / ΔΟΝΙΩΝ Athena seated on throne to left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left in her lap; over her right shoulder, spear; under her left elbow and propped on her throne, shield; in field to left, monogram of ΑΦ; in exergue, grain ear. Marinescu 6 (O5/R6). SNG Berry 910. SNG BM Black Sea) 132. Very rare. Very fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 173
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7.5 mm, 1.35 g). Head of a tunny fish to left; below, hind part of a tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald III 12.2. SNG von Aulock 7262. Cf. Von Fritze I 6 and pl. I, 5 (as a hekte). Same obverse die as CNG 109, 2018, 138. Very rare. An amusing, early hemihekte, showing an archaic rendition of what has become the common expression, "heads or tails". Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 174
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.68 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet; below neck, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1447. Von Fritze 67. An elegant and well-struck coin of lovely style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 175
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.71 g). Bearded male head to left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I, 66. SNG Paris, 194. Well-centered and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Lot 176
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.70 g). Sphinx crouching to left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1451. SNG Paris 201. Von Fritze 72. A lovely, toned, well-centered example. Minor bankers' marks on both sides and on the edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 177
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 9 mm, 1.34 g). Head of a roaring lion to left; below, tunny swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald 34b. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze -. Struck from the same dies as Gorny & Mosch 233, 2015, 1565. Extremely rare, possibly the best example known. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 178
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11.5 mm, 2.69 g). Kekrops to left, his body ending in a coiled serpent’s tail, leaning on an olive tree, which he grasps with his right hand, and with his left hand held on his side just above his waist; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. BMFA 1499 (stater). SNG Paris 306. Von Fritze I, 158. A fine example of this unusual and rare type, among the best known. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Lot 179
MYSIA. Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.60 g, 1 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG Paris 1557 = de Luynes 2492. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. An exceptional piece of great beauty. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
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Lot 180
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.51 g, 1 h), c. 85-76. Cista mystica with half-open lid from which a serpent issues to the left; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two serpents coiled around a bow case; to left, monogram of Pergamon; to right, serpent-entwined thyrsos; between serpents' heads, MH above ΠPY monogram. Kleiner, Hoard 41. SNG BN 1745-6. SNG Copenhagen 437. Sharply struck from fresh dies and very well-centered. Lightly toned . Minor scuff at 9h on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 181
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.04 g, 12 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; on the outer left, ivy leaf; on the inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG Paris 1616-20. SNG von Aulock 1358. Westermark Group IVB, obverse die XXXXXX. Nicely centered, toned, and with a fine portrait in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 182
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h), c. 500-490. Forepart of a winged boar flying to right, with one wing above and the other below his body. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to left; behind, rectangle; all in incuse. BMFA 1678. Bodenstedt 10. Very rare. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 183
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13x9 mm, 4.68 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Globular surface with an uncertain pattern of dots. Rev. Oblong incuse divided into two squares. Boston MFA 1749. Pozzi 2350. Rosen 253. SNG von Aulock 7761. Traité I 3 . Rare. An important document in the history of coinage, one of the earliest coins of the Western World. Tiny striking cracks and porosity as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 184
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.31 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Globular surface with an uncertain pattern of dots. Rev. Oblong incuse divided into two squares. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Boston MFA 1749, Pozzi 2350, Rosen 253, SNG von Aulock 7761. Traité I 3, but all as Tritai. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 185
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.75 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface. Rev. Two square incuse punches of differing sizes with irregular surfaces. Karwiese, Artemision, Type I.1. Elektron I 3. SNG Kayhan 673. SNG von Aulock 7762. Traité I 11. Cf. Weidauer Group II (but this denomination unlisted). A fascinating example of one of the earliest coins struck in the Western world. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 186
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.17 g). Striated surface. Rev. Square incuse punch. Linzalone 1038. Weidauer 9. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 187
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 14.28 g), on the Milesian weight standard. On the left, two fierce looking animal heads with open mouths to right, facing, on the right, a horse-like figure walking to left, above an uncertain symbol. Of the two heads on the left, the lower one is certainly that of a lion; while the upper head, which is very different from the lower - its nose is oddly shaped, as is its mouth - is almost certainly a griffin. Rev. Three incuse punches with irregular interiors: an oblong rectangular punch between two smaller square punches. Unpublished, but for a hekte from the same series, see Gemini X, 2013, 100. Unique and of great interest and importance. An exciting and dramatic looking coin. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150000 CHF
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Lot 188
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12.5 mm, 4.72 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Pegasos walking slowly to left, raising his left foreleg. Rev. Two small irregular incuse squares. Boston MFA 1761 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert, Horses 1d (dies P1/P1-P2, this coin). Weidauer 148 (same dies). Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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Lot 189
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 550-525 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.41 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Head of a bridled horse to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square with a roughly cruciform pattern. Fischer-Bossert 9 (H6'/H7, same dies). Weidauer 141. Well-struck and carefully centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 190
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11 mm, 1.81 g). Bee with spread wings and four visible legs going forward and two behind. Rev. Stellate pattern within an incuse square. Karwiese Series IIIa. Very sharply struck and beautifully toned, a particularly fine piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 191
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 190-170 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.16 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Danaos. E - Φ Bee with open wings. Rev. ΔΑΝΑΟΣ Stag standing to right, before palm tree. BMC -. Kinns, NC 1999, cited on p. 94. Clear and well-struck, with a rare magistrate's name. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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Lot 192
IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 480-450 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.55 g, 9 h). Nude ephebe – Erythros – leading horse to right, holding the reins with his right hand; below horse's hindquarters, astragalus. Rev. Ε-Ρ-Υ-Θ Rosette of twelve petals within incuse square. SNG Cop. 556 var. SNG von Aulock 1944 var. A rare variety with this obverse symbol. Clear and toned. Obverse die slightly worn, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 193
IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 480-450 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6.5 mm, 0.35 g). Rosette with central dot. Rev. Eight-rayed star within incuse square. Klein 387. Kraay, Colophon 96, 102. Darkly toned, well-struck and unusually nice. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 275 CHF
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Lot 194
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 155-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.30 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Erognetos son of Zopyrion. Diademed bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΗΡΟΓΝΗΤΟΣ / ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝΟΣ Apollo standing left on maeander pattern, holding filleted laurel branch with his right hand and leaning his left elbow on a tripod behind him; all within laurel wreath. Jones 27. SNG von Aulock 7921. Very attractively toned, of excellent style and struck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 195
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.55 g). Round shield decorated with a griffin crouching to left, his forepaw raised; below, seal swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 47.1 (dies a/β) = Bank Leu 33, 1983, 383 = Rosen, M&M 72, 1987, 286. Extremely rare, the second and best example known. Very attractive and toned. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 8500 CHF
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Lot 196
IONIA. Smyrna. Circa 220-190 BC. Drachm (19 mm, 4.21 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ Homer seated to left, bare to the waist with his himation draped over his legs, holding a long scepter with his left hand and a scroll in his right. Milne, Silver Drachma of Smyrna NC 1921 p. 143 f (same dies). Extremely rare, probably the fifth example known. A lovely, clear example, well-centered and of fine style. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Lot 197
IONIA. Teos. Circa 540-478 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.67 g). Griffin, with open mouth, seated to right on ornamental pedestal, his left forepaw raised; to right, forepart of Pegasus to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 97 = BMC 6 (same dies). Very rare. Nicely toned, well-struck and well-centered. Some deposits as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 198
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 510-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 3.53 g, 6 h). Forepart of a winged boar to left. Rev. Facing lion's scalp; all within dotted square within incuse square. Barron 39a (DA 22/DP 36 = Weber 6296 = Carfrae [II], 30 this coin). Attractively toned and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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