obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
BITHYNIA. Kios. Circa 350-300 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 2.41 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Demetrios. [KIA] Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ[Η]/ΤΡΙΟY Prow of galley left, ornamented with star. HGC 7, 554 (unlisted magistrate). RG 3. SNG Ashmolean -. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BITHYNIA. Nikomedia. C. Papirius Carbo, procurator, 62-59 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.26 g, 12 h), year 222 = [B]KΣ = 61-60 BC. [B]IΘYNIEΩN Laureate head of Apollo to right; to right, monogram. Rev. EΠI ΓAIOY / ΠAΠIPIO[Y] / KAPBΩN[OΣ] Filleted thyrsos. Cf. RG 8 (date and monogram). SNG Copenhagen 467. Stumpf 102 corr. (Dionysos). Weiser, Nikaia 1-3. Good detail; reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BITHYNIA. Nikomedia. C. Papirius Carbo, procurator, 62-59 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.78 g, 11 h), Year ΔKΣ = 224 = 59 BC. NIKOMHΔEΩ[N] Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. EΠI ΓA[IOΥ] ΠAΠIΡIO[Υ] KAΡBΩ[NOΣ] / [PΩMH] / ΔKΣ Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in outstretched right hand, spear in left; in inner left field, monogram. SNG Copenhagen 545. RG 2. SNG von Aulock 736. Stumpf 120. Dark green, glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
One of just four known
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Nikomedes I or II, circa 250-230 or 149-127 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.57 g, 6 h), Nikomedia. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕ ΝΙΚΟΜΗ Boar running to right; above, spearhead. Unpublished, but cf. CNG 114, 2020, 192 for another example. Extremely rare with just three other examples known. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias I Chloros, circa 230-182 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 12 h), Nikomedia. Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Trophy to left; to inner left, two monograms. HGC 7, 620. Cf SNG von Aulock 246 (controls). Cleaned brown surfaces. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias I Chloros, circa 230-182 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.22 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo right, with quiver over his shoulder. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Bow and quiver. RG 17. SNG Copenhagen 628-9. SNG von Aulock 250. Dark brown patina. Nearly very fine.
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KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.70 g, 12 h). Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣIOY The centaur Cheiron standing right, playing kithara; to lower right, monogram . HGC 7, 629. RG 26. SNG Copenhagen 641. Black patina with light earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.68 g, 12 h), Nikomedia. Head of Prusias II to right, wearing winged diadem. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣIOY Herakles standing facing, head to left, holding lion's skin and resting his right hand upon club; inner right field, monogram. HGC 7, 634. RG 25. Black patina. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.03 g, 12 h), Nikomedia. Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣIOY Kerykeion. HGC 7, 631. RG 22. Black patina; rare. Fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
MYSIA. Apollonia ad Rhyndakum. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 4.07 g, 2 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΑΤΩΝ PYN around thunderbolt. SNG Paris 85. Von Fritze 205. Very rare. Flat areas from incomplete striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.61 g). Head of tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 3. SNG BN 359. Nicely struck and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.21 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished as hemihekte. Cf. Von Fritze 64 (as Stater or Hekte). A very rare variety, unknown as hemihekte. Banker's marks punched against the edge at 8h, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6 mm, 0.22 g, 11 h), an imitative issue based on Kyzikos. Forepart of boar to left; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Head of lion to left within incuse square, star to upper left. SNG BN 375. Von Fritze II 14. Crudely engraved and probably a contemporary imitation. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 1.19 g, 10 h). Forepart of a boar running to left; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Lion’s head to left, with open jaws; all within incuse square. SNG BN 361-6. Von Fritze II 9. Fine silver. Reverse slightly off centre, but still complete, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. 1/6 Stater (Silver, 12 mm, 1.17 g). Forepart of Pegasos to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Lampsakos pl. V, 3. SNG BN 1119. Toned. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Wonderful late archaic Diobol
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.91 g, 3 h), c. 500-470. Janiform female heads. Rev. Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with a wheel on the bowl; the whole within swallow incuse square. Baldwin, Lampsakos Group A, I, pl. V, 14-5. Cf. SNG Ashmolean 654-6 (without wheel on helmet). SNG BN 1128. Particularly elegant and of very elaborate style. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.91 g, 6 h). Janiform female head. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with a wheel; all within incuse square. Cf. Baldwin, Lampsakos Group A, I, pl. V, 16 = SNG BN 1128. Cf. SNG Ashmolean 654-6 var. (without wheel). Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 390-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.17 g, 6 h). Janiform female head, with circular earring; below, barley ear (?). Rev. ΛAM Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. SNG BN 1195-6 var. (without barley ear in truncation). Toned; scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 390-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 2.29 g, 4 h). Janiform female head. Rev. ΛΑΜΨ Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet, decorated with a coiled serpent. Baldwin, Lampsakos Group B, Type I, pl. VI, 7; SNG BN 1182-3. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 390-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.25 g, 6 h). Janiform female head, with circular earring. Rev. ΛΑ-M Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; in right field, bee. Baldwin, Lampsakos, Group B, Type 1, 19. SNG BN 1190. Reverse double-struck, light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.48 g, 9 h). ΠA/PI Bull standing left, head turned back to right; pellet between hindlegs. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. SNG Ashmolean -. SNG BN -. SNG von Aulock -. Unpublished in the standard references with the pellet between the bull's legs. A true joy for pellet collectors!! Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 11.99 g, 12 h), circa 76 BC. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; between the snake heads, monogram of ΠΡΥ; to left, monogram of ΠΕΡΓ; above, ΠΑ; to right, staff of Asklepios. Kleiner 46. Pinder 115. SNG France 1749. Light goldish luster. A few deposits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 139-136 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.26 g, 12 h). Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, monogram of ΠEPΓ; to right, crested Macedonian helmet left. Kleiner & Noe Series 25b. Pinder -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. Curiously double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 310-282 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΠΕΡΓA Head of bull left; behind, owl standing left, head facing. SNG BN 1575. Dark surfaces. Very fine.
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MYSIA. Pergamon. Early-mid 2nd century BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.44 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a seven-pointed star. Rev. AΘH-NAΣ NIKHΦOPOY Owl standing facing on palm branch; across field, K-Σ. SNG BN 1920-2. Dark green patina with earthen highlights. Corrosion spots, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.06 g, 12 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 263-255/0. Head of Philetairos to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛETAIPOY Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion and, with her left, spear downwards over her left shoulder, and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG Paris 1604-9. Westermark Group II, obverse die A.VIII. A couple of light scratches on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.95 g, 1 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 263-255/0. Head of Philetairos to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛETAIPOY Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion and, with her left, spear downwards over her left shoulder, and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG BN 1604-9. Westermark Group III, obverse die V.XXVIII. Lovely portrait and sharp details. Some metal roughness and porosity, especially on the lower obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.10 g, 1 h), struck in the name of and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, 263-255/0. Head of Philetairos to right, wearing laurel wreath. Rev. ΦΙΛETAIPOY Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion and, with her left, spear downward over her left shoulder, and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG Paris 1604-9. Westermark Group III, dies XXVII/R3. An attractive coin, well centered and struck, with toning in the hair and around Athena. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 5th-4th centuries BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.15 g, 10 h). Head of Apollo(?) left, wearing tainia. Rev. Head of Athena left within incuse square, wearing Conrinthian helmet. Asia Minor Coins 12762, otherwise unpublished. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare diobol from Abydos
TROAS. Abydos. Circa 500-480 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.26 g). Eagle with wings folded standing to left. Rev. Incuse square with swastika pattern to right. Klein 292. Cf. SNG Ashmolean 953 (reverse described as a quadripartite incuse square, but probably a swastika). Lightly toned and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Abydos. Circa 480-450 BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.65 g, 11 h). ABY Eagle standing left; to right, kylix. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. SNG Arikantürk 1, 5-6. Weber 5258. Well centered and lightly toned. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Abydos. 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.69 g, 12 h), c. 330. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ABY Eagle standing to right; to right, facing bust of Artemis. SNG Ashmolean -. SNG Copenhagen 25. Dark green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Abydos. Circa 320-200 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.14 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ABY Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 32. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
TROAS. Abydos. Circa 280-200 BC. (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 2.30 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over shoulder. Rev. A-BY Crossed torches; above, star; below, poppy. BMC 44. Weber 5278. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Unusual denomination! Elegant classical style
TROAS. Antandros. Circa 360-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.55 g, 5 h). Head of Artemis Astyrene to right, her hair held with a criss-cross band. Rev. ΑΝΤΑ-Ν Goat standing to right, within incuse square. SNG Arikantürk 249. SNG Copenhagen 214. Very attractive pure classical style of the mid 4th century BC. A lovely little coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
TROAS. Dardanos. 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.59 g). Head of rooster to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but cf. Naumann 88, 2020, 130 and CNG E343, 2015, 159 for other examples, probably from the same obverse die. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Dardanos (?). 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.57 g, 12 h). Horseman riding to left, patting horse's head with right hand and holding reins in left. Rev. Cock standing left within shallow incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 1120. SNG Copenhagen 282. Lightly toned. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Kebren. 5th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.91 g). KEB Ram’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of mill-sail design with a central pellet. SNG Arikantürk 382-3. SNG Copenhagen 254-5. Scattered light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Kebren. 5th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.22 g, 6 h), c. 480-460. Diademed female head to left, wearing disc earring and plain necklace. Rev. Ram’s head to left within incuse square. Rosen 534. SNG Kayhan 1131. SNG Ashmolean 1086. SNG von Aulock 1546. Traité II, 2, 2331 and pl. CLXIV, 19. Well centered and in fine archaic style. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Kolone. 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.45 g). Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Stellate pattern within pelleted square border, all within incuse square. Cf. CNG E369, 2016, 121, otherwise, unpublished. Rare. Lightly toned and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Lamponeia. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.57 g, 12 h). Head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Λ-Α-Μ Head of bull facing within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 444. Well-centered, well-struck and of very fine style. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
TROAS. Larissa or Neandria(?). 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.21 g, 12 h). Crested Cointhian helmet left. Rev. Amphora within rectangular linear border. SNG Arikantürk 682 (Neandria?). Well centered and strongly struck. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Larissa. 4th century BC. (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 1.41 g, 7 h). Head of female left, hair bound in sphendone. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Kantharos; above, star; to right, caduceus. BMC -. SNG Ashmolean -. SNG Copenhagen -. Possibly unpublished. Some pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Skepsis. Mid 5th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.48 g, 1 h), Homonoia with Neandreia (?). Σ-K-H Forepart of horse to right. Rev. Grape bunch; to left, N; all within concentric incuse, dotted, and linear squares. CNG 67, 2004, 652. BMC 4 var. and SNG München 322 var. (both Drachms, but with a pine-tree instead of a grape bunch). Klein -. Rosen -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Keckman -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare. Light porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLANDS OFF TROAS, Tenedos. Circa 525-490 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.57 g, 5 h). Janiform head of Hera, on right, and Zeus, on left. Rev. Double ax within linear frame, all within shallow incuse square. Cf. HGC 6, 381 (portraits opposite). SNG Ashmolean -. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
AEOLIS. Kyme. Circa 165-140 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 15.83 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kallias. Head of the Amazon Kyme to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΚYMAIΩN / ΚAΛΛIAΣ Horse prancing right; below, one-handled cup; all within laurel wreath. Oakley obverse die 24. SNG Copenhagen 103. Toned and well centered. Slightly porous surfaces, scrape on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
AEOLIS. Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 15.00 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. MΥΡINAIΩN Apollo Grynios standing to right, holding laurel branch in his left hand and phiale in his right; omphalos and amphora at his feet; in left field, monogram of ΠЄ. Sacks Issue 46. SNG Stockholm 209. Pleasing head of Apollo. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LESBOS. Methymna. Circa 500/480-460 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.40 g, 10 h). Hoplite running left, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, holding a round shield on left arm and a spear spear in right hand. Rev. Rider on forepart of horse galloping right; all in dotted square within incuse square. Franke, Münzprägung 4. HGC 6, 887. SNG von Aulock 1738. Nicely centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1102 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.55 g, 9 h). Head of a roaring lion to right. Rev. Head of a calf to right; at the neck truncation to left, miniature irregular incuse rectangle; all incuse. BMFA 1679 ff. Bodenstedt 13. Dewing 2233. A few light marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
LESBOS. Uncertain mint. Circa 478-460 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.31 g). Confronted heads of two boars. Rev. Head of board to right within incuse square. HGC 6, -. Klein -. Rosen 545. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 0.50 g). Raised quadripartite swastika pattern. Rev. Incuse swastika pattern. Karwiese, Artemision Type II.7. SNG Kayhan 702. Cf. Traité I 237 (swastika clockwise). Weidauer -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.41 g), on the Milesian weight standard. Two rampant lions, heraldically arranged on left and right, standing upright on their back legs and touching with ‘forlegs”, their heads reverted; between them, stylized lotus flower (?). Rev. Incuse square. Unique and unpublished, a coin of great interest. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
IONIA. Uncertain city. 6th century BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.66 g). Lion's head facing. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt -. Hilbert -. Cf. Klein 416 (incuse punch not quadripartite). Rosen -. Cf. SNG Kayhan 713 (incuse punch not quadripartite). Wiedauer -. Seemingly unpublished. Nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
IONIA. Uncertain city. 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.67 g). Corinthian helmet facing to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 109 (Skione). SNG Kayhan 743. Nicely toned and quite rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.44 g). Bee. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Karwiese Series III. Rosen 572. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.44 g). Bee. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Karwiese Series III. Rosen 572. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 5.5 mm, 0.22 g). Bee. Rev. Incuse square. Karwiese Series III. Cf. SNG Kayhan 115 (obol). Darkly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 202-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.87 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Hekataios. Ε-Φ Bee with straight wings. Rev. [H]EKATAIO[Σ] Stag standing right; in background, palm tree. Kinns, Attic p. 61. SNG Copenhagen -. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 180-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.66 g, 12 h), c. 150-140. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. EΦΕ Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, bee; to right, serpent coiled around an altar. Kleiner & Noe Series 28. Pinder 22. SNG von Aulock 7837. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 180-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.60 g, 12 h), υεαρ 24 = 111-110 BC. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. EΦE Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΔΚ; above, gorgoneion; to right, lighted torch. Kleiner, Dated 29. SNG Copenhagen -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Ephesos. C. Atinius C.f., praetor, 122-121 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.61 g, 12 h), year ΙΓ = 13 = 122-121 BC. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. EΦE / C · (AT)I-N · C · F Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΙΓ; to right, lighted torch; between snakes' heads, caduceus. Dewing 2275 = Kleiner, Dated 19, pl. XIII, 5 = Stumpf 1b (same dies). Lightly toned. With the praetor's name mostly obliterated, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.56 g). Head of Herakles to left, his almond-shaped eye shown frontally, and wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1806-7. SNG Kayhan 737-8. SNG von Aulock 1942. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 180 CHF
IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 480-450 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.23 g). Rosette with central pellet. Rev. Sunken rosette with central pellet. Helios 8, 2012, 291. Traité pl. CLV, 5. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Klazomenai. Circa 480-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.74 g, 9 h). Forepart of winged boar left. Rev. Gorgoneion facing. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 12 (diobol, boar right). Cf. SNG von Aulock 1986 (diobol, boar right). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Miletos. late 6th century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.78 g). Panther's or lion's head facing. Rev. Stellate floral pattern within incuse square. Klein 421-2. SNG Kayhan 1357. Toned and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Twelfth stater or diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.18 g). Forepart of lion to left, head turned back to right. Rev. Star-shaped floral ornament within incuse square. SNG Kayhan 468-75. SNG Von Aulock 2082. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.32 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate [...]obemos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, eight-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name [...]OBEMΩ. Deppert-Lippitz -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 350-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Demainos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΔHMAINOY Lion standing left, his head turned back to right; above, eight-rayed star; to left, Miletos monogram. Deppert-Lippitz 94-103 (uncertain dies). SNG Copenhagen 959. Toned. Light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.34 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing plain sakkos, dotted circular earring, and a pearl necklace. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 389-94; SNG Kayhan 522. Attractively centered and toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.53 g). Forepart of bull to left; above, small seal to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 58; SNG von Aulock 7949; SNG Lockett 2543 = Pozzi 2504. Bodenstedt 58. SNG von Aulock 7949. Well centered. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 360-340 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6 mm, 0.38 g, 12 h). Female head to left, her hair rolled up at the back. Rev. Head of a griffin to left, crest along the back of his neck; all within a linear frame. Apparently unpublished, but see Nomos 18, 2019, 162 for another example from the same dies. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 360-340 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.32 g, 6 h). Female head to left, her hair rolled up at the back. Rev. Head of a griffin to left, crest along the back of his neck; all within a linear frame. Apparently unpublished, but see Nomos 18, 2019, 162 for another example from the same dies. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Chios. Circa 435-425 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 10 mm, 2.56 g). Sphinx seated to left on ground line; to left, bunch of grapes over Chian amphora. Rev. Granulated quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 1126. Mavrogordato Period VI, 28. SNG Copenhagen 1545. Toned. Fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 500-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.62 g). Crab. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 1297. SNG Kayhan 903. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 500-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.64 g). Crab. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 6, 1297. SNG Kayhan 903. Toned. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 150-125 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.75 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Aristoboulos. Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. P - O / ΑΡΙΣΤΟΒΟΥΛΟΣ Rose with bud right; to left, club. HGC 6, 1457. Jenkins, Rhodian Group A, 10. Lightly toned and struck in high relief. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 40 BC-AD 25. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.79 g, 12 h). Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. POΔIΩN Rose seen from above; to right, herm. SNG Keckman 751. Well centered and struck. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Maussolos, Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 3.01 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ Zeus Laubraundos standing right, holding lotus-tipped scepter in right hand and double axe over shoulder with left. SNG Keckman 276. SNG Copenhagen 591. Lightly toned and well centered, and with a head of Apollo looking particularly malevolent! Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Hidrieus, circa 351/0-344/3 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.68 g, 1 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. IΔΡΥΕΩΣ Zeus Laubraundos standing right, holding lotus-tipped scepter in right hand and double axe over shoulder with left. SNG Keckman 278. Light toning. A few minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LYDIA. Sardes. Circa 133 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.37 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΣAPΔI-ANΩN Club; all within oak wreath; above, AY monogram. GRPC - Lydia 18. SNG Tübingen 3778-9. Dark patina. Thin crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 160-155 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.57 g). Cista mystica from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, TPAΛ; to right, spear head. GRPC - Lydia S392. Weakly struck, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 12.44 g, 12 h), c. 166-160. Cista mystica with half-open lid from which a serpent issues to the left; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. TPAΛ Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to right, humped bull standing right. Kleiner & Noe Series 1c; SNG Copenhagen -. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
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LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 140-135 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.44 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Dion... Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; above, ΔΙΟΝ; to left, TPAΛ; to right, poppy and grain ear. Cf. GRPC - Lydia S461-464 (symbol). Cf. SNG Copenhagen 656 (symbol). Seemingly unpublished with this symbol for the magistrate. Toned and sharply struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.74 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-9. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.72 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-9. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13 mm, 4.75 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-9. Banker's mark. Light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Half Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 5.35 g), Sardes, c. 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Copenhagen 456. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Well centered and toned. Deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, Circa 505-480 BC. Siglos (Silver, 15 mm, 5.16 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, drawing bow in his left hand, and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12). Well centered and lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 15 mm, 5.50 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XII, 17). Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 mm, 5.48 g, 5 h), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XII, 17). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. Daric (Gold, 17 mm, 8.35 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding spear over his right shoulder in his right hand, and bow in his left; quiver over his left shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50-1). Well struck and clear. Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 5 mm, 0.15 g, 6 h), uncertain Cilician mint. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and a bow in his left. Rev. Helmeted head left. Mildenberg, Kleingeld -. Troxell & Kagan 12. Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 88-40 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.70 g, 1 h), struck under the eglogistes Attalos, son of Bianor. Turreted head of Artemis-Tyche right, with bow and quiver at shoulder. Rev. AΠAMEΩN / ATTAΛOY BIANOPOΣ Marsyas advancing right atop maeander pattern, playing aulos. BMC 62. HGC 7, 674. Nicely centered and with a dark green patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
PHRYGIA. Gordium. 2nd-1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.64 g, 12 h). Jugate, draped busts of Artemis and Apollo to right, both laureate; over Artemis's shoulder, quiver. Rev. ΓOΡΔI - ANΩN Bow and quiver. H. P. Borrell, "Unedited Greek Coins", NC 1845-1846, p. 27 = Paris AA.GR.10254. Very rare. Clear and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PHRYGIA. Philomelion. late 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.87 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Skythinos. Laureate and draped bust of Mên to right, set on crescent, wearing a highly decorated Phrygian cap and a torque. Rev. ΦIΛOMH ΣKYΘINO Zeus seated left on low throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 2. SNG Copenhagen 643. SNG von Aulock 3915. Natural glossy dark patina with a few earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Uncertain dynast, 5th century BC. 1/12 Stater (Silver, 10 mm, 0.67 g). Forepart of lion to left. Rev. Uncertain inscription, probably fragmentary Owl standing left, head facing, within incuse square. Probably unpublished: Klein -. Müseler -. Rosen -. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -, but cf. 504 (Wedrewi, head of Athena on obverse). Obverse struck from an extremely worn die. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kuprilli, Circa 470/60-440/35 BC. Stater (Silver, 18.5 mm, 8.65 g, 8 h), Telmessos (?). Bull butting to left. Rev. [Κ]Ο - ΠΡ - ΛΛΕ Triskeles to left; all within a square beaded border in an incuse square. Müseler IV 35 var (Obol). Mørkholm & Zahle, (Kuprlli) 105 (A28/P29). Same dies as Goldberg 72, 2013, 4370. Rare. Test cut on the obverse at 10h and some minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Ddenewele, circa 420/10-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.65 g, 6 h). Head of the Satrap to right, wearing Persian tiara. Rev. DDENEΛ Helmeted head of Athena to right. Müseler VI 49. Traité II/2 411. Lightly toned, struck from masterfully engraved dies with a splendid portrait of the satrap and a fine head of Athena. Rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-440. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.94 g, 10 h). Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣ-ΤϜΔΙ Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; below lion, ΠΦ; all within incuse square. SNG France 12. With clear surfaces and nicely centered. Two test cuts on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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