nomos 23
30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 100
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.45 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet, a simple necklace and a circular earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl with closed wings standing right, head facing; behind, in the middle of the field, olive sprig; all within incuse square. Asyut Group IVh. HGC 4, 1590. Seltman Group Gii, uncertain dies. Cf. Svoronos pl. IV. Nicely centered and with a very well-struck reverse. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
The rarest Athenian Silver Denomination
Lot 101
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 467-465 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 8.48 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, a disc earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, with a small, three-pointed tail, feet close together, and a facing head; behind, olive spray; all within a shallow incuse square. Seltman 461 (A312/P395). Starr Group II.C, 73 (O65/R68). Svoronos pl. 8, 25. Very rare - one of only about a dozen Athenian didrachms not held in a public institution. Lovely old toning, and very well-centered. Athena with a complete crest, and perfect centering. Seltman considered this obverse die to be of the best archaic style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 26000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 102
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 11 h), Starr transitional type, early 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 11, 10-16. A splendid example with a full crest and excellent centering. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 103
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 1 h), 440s-430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. With a very pleasing and very well-centered head of Athena. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 104
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.24 g, 6 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1550 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Rare with full crest on the flan
Lot 105
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.21 g, 10 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 106
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 4 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. A bright, lustrous and well-struck coin of exceptional quality. Minor die faults on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 107
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 4 h), 430s BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Sharply struck, very well-centered and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 108
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.15 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 16, 22 ff. An attractive, toned example. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Struck in high relief and beautifully toned
Lot 109
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 12.26 g, 10 h). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments: in the upper two, A-IΓI; in the lower left, dolphin swimming upwards. Dewing 1687. HGC 6, 444. Milbank pl. III, 1. SNG Lockett 2002. Weber 3632. Traité 2, 3, 130 and pl. cxcv 10. Attractively toned. Well-struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 110
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.55 g, 4 h). Ϙ Pegasus with straight wing flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with a neck flap; behind neck, double bodied owl; above visor, ΘYƎ. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 154. Toned. A few minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
Lot 111
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.57 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to left; below chin, I; behind, Nike flying left, holding fillet in both hands. BCD Corinth 111. Calciati 420. Boldly struck and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Sharply struck Pegasos
Lot 112
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.55 g, 12 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; beneath chin, Γ; behind her neck to right, dove flying left within wreath. BCD Corinth 110. Calciati 419. HGC 4, 1848. Sharply struck and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
The second known example
Lot 113
ISLANDS OFF ELIS, Kephallenia. Same. Mid 4th-mid 3rd centuries BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.70 g, 6 h). Head of Prokris to right, wearing wreath of leaves. Rev. ΣΑ Hunting dog, Lailaps, scenting to left. BMC 8 = Traité II, 3, 1268. Extremely rare. Well-struck, clear and with a dark patina. Some deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Extreme rarity from the Cyclades!
Lot 114
CYCLADES, Kimolos. Circa 3rd-2nd Century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.93 g, 7 h). Head of Athena wearing crested Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. K-I Hydria, with its vertical handle facing and its two horizontal handles on either side. Apparently unpublished, other than the auction appearance of another piece: CNG 60, 2002, 595. Of the greatest rarity, the second example known, and the better of the two. Clear and with a dark patina. Somewhat pitted surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 115
ASIA MINOR, Mysia. Kyzikos (?). Earlier 5th century BC. Hemitetartemorion (Silver, 7 mm, 0.14 g). Three crescents, two back to back and a further one slightly below, with two large pellets. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to left; behind, line of pellets along the truncation leading to the lion’s mane, giving the impression of a palm tree. Apparently unpublished save for its auction appearance in 2000; but see three other pieces of this type which were sold as lot 190 of Naumann 44 in 2016 and in Savoca 79, 2020, 114 and 115. A truly enigmatic coin, but with intriguing types. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
An enigmatic coin!
Lot 116
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. Circa 400-340 BC. Diobol (Silver, 8 mm, 1.11 g). Male head to left, wearing a helmet with what appears to be lowerable visor perforated for ventilation. Rev. Punctate design forming a schematic bucranium. Apparently unique. A curious and intriguing mystery. Struck from dies larger than the flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 117
PAPHLAGONIA. Kromna. Circa 340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.48 g, 12 h), Chian standard. Laureate head of Zeus to left, his hair partially rolled at the back of his head but with some locks falling down below the neck truncation on both sides of his head. Rev. ΚΡΩΜΝΑ Head of the City-goddess or, perhaps, Hera to left, wearing turreted stephane adorned with palmette and scrolls, triple pendant earring, necklace and drapery along the neckline; before, И; above, swastika to right. Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1330 and SNG von Aulock 187, but both with (retrograde N before Hera's chin, and K behind). Well-centered and well-struck. Corroded and with rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
A Great Rarity from "Lobster City"
Lot 118
BITHYNIA. Astakos. Circa 450 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.95 g, 12 h). AΣ Lobster (astakos) to left, holding a fish (a tunny fish?) with its claws. Rev. Head of the Nymph Olbia to left, diademed and with her hair bound in a sakkos; the whole within a shallow incuse square. Waddington, Recueil pg. 266, 5 and pl. xli, 5 (same dies) = Traité II, vol 2, 2869, pl. CLXXXI, 4. Extremely rare, possibly the second known example, the other being in Paris. Of lovely style, with a sakkos-bound female head reminiscent of those on the coinage of Syracuse! Somewhat corroded surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Wonderfully pedigreed!
Lot 119
BITHYNIA. Herakleia Pontika. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.24 g, 3 h). Bearded head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to left. Rev. ΗΡΑΚ / ΛΕΙΑ Club to right. HGC 474. SNG BM Black Sea 1576. SNG Stancomb 812. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 120
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias I Chloros, circa 230-182 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.01 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to left; on neck, traces of an uncertain circular countermark. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Helmeted and winged figure of Athena-Nike standing to left, crowning the king's name with her right hand and resting her left on a shield by her side; in field to left, monogram of ΗΓ. RG 16. SNG von Aulock 6880. Well-struck and with a dark patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 121
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.69 g). Dog walking left, right forepaw raised; below, tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1469. SNG Paris 231-2. SNG von Aulock 1192. Von Fritze 93. Better centering than most examples available. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Powerful depiction of a sea eagle
Lot 122
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 15.75 g). Sea eagle, with spread wings, alighting on a tunny fish, which he clasps with his talons and tears with his beak. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 94 and pl. III, 13 = BMFA 1454 = Greenwell 151 = Warren 1576. Of great rarity, probably the third known example. With a powerful depiction of a sea eagle, possibly derived from the types of the Black Sea city of Sinope, a trading partner of Kyzikos. Somewhat weakly struck or struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 123
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.28 g). Forepart of winged lioness to left; behind, tunny swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 237. Von Fritze I 96. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 124
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.13 g). Winged dog seated left, his head turned back to right; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1433. Greenwell 140. SNG Paris 245. Von Fritze 104. Well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 125
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 15.85 g). Nude male kneeling to left, holding, in his right hand, a tunny by its tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1487 = Warren 1502. SNG Paris 253. Von Fritze 112. Clear and well-centered. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 126
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.09 g). Gorgoneion facing, with open mouth, protruding tongue and serpent hair; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1445 = Warren 1492. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 129. Very rare. Nicely centered and clearly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
From the Spencer-Churchill, Gillet and du Chastel Collections, known since 1875
Lot 127
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 412 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 15.26 g). Forepart of Pegasos with curved wings left; below, Ξ; all surrounded by a vine with several leaves and bunches of grapes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Electrum p. 9, 12y = Gillet 1111 (this coin). BMC 8. B. V. Head, "On a recent find of staters of Cyzicus", NC 1876, pp. 277-298, pl. VIII, 31 (in p. 286, Head actually refers to this example among the 12 specimens that were then in the possession of Rollin & Feuardent). Kraay & Hirmer 727 (same dies). SNG Spencer-Churchill 179 (this coin). SNG von Aulock 1292 (same dies). Traité II 327 and pl. VIII, 4 (same dies). Very well-struck, very well-centered and attractively toned - an unusually fine example, rare thus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Impressive rendering of a Maenad
Lot 128
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 394-350 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.43 g, 4 h). Head of a Maenad to left, wearing a pendant earring and a pearl necklace, her hair flying out loosely behind her head, but bound with a taenia with fringed ends. Rev. Forepart of Pegasos to right. Baldwin, Lampsakos 17. Jameson 1444 (same obverse die). McClean 7629 (same obverse die). SNG Paris 1151. Of lovely style. A few minor deposits and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 129
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.95 g, 12 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom Pergamon, circa 263-255/0. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. 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 XXV, reverse die unlisted. Sharply struck from fresh dies, lightly toned and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Sharply struck from fresh dies
Lot 130
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.07 g, 1 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, Pergamon, circa 263-255/0. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. 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 XXVII, reverse die unlisted. A superb, wonderful coin with a magnificent high relief head of Philetairos, providing a portrait of great power. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 131
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.92 g, 12 h), struck in the name of and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom Pergamon, circa 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath held in her right hand, resting her left on her lap, and with her left elbow on a round shield by her side; in the outer left field, ivy leaf; in the inner left field, Α; in the field to right, bow. SNG Paris 1610-15. Westermark Group IVA, obverse die XXXI. With a wonderfully strong portrait and crisp details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Crisp details and lustrous
Lot 132
MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-133, under the Attalids. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 12.58 g, 1 h), c. 160-150. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΠEPΓ monogram; to right, in snake's coils, burning torch to right. BMC 90. Kleiner & Noe Series 11a, 23. A splendid, sharply-struck and well-centered coin on a large flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 133
TROAS. Dardanos (?). Circa 480-450 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.64 g), but possibly minted in Dikaia in Thrace. Rooster standing to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein -. May, Dikaia-by-Abdera -. Rosen -. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe -. SNG Copenhagen -. But for a nearly identical coin, see CNG E235, 2010, 9 (attributed to Dikaia in Thrace, as a trihemiobol, 0.80g). Extremely rare. Toned. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 134
AEOLIS. Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.76 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. MΥΡINAIΩN Apollo Grynios standing to right, holding branch in his left hand and phiale in his right; at his feet to right, omphalos and amphora; in field to left, three monograms. De Luynes 2530. McClean 7946. Sacks Issue 30 (obverse die 58). Very well-struck, sharp and of richly flamboyant Hellenistic style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 135
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11.5 mm, 2.56 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind his neck, coiled serpent. Rev. Female head to right, hair bound in a sakkos; all within a linear square. Bodenstedt 100B. HGC 6, 1026. SNG von Aulock 1715. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Attractive head of Apollo Karneios
Lot 136
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.54 g, 11 h). Head of Apollo Karneios right, wearing horn of Ammon. Rev. Eagle standing to right, its head turned back to left; all within linear frame within an incuse square. Bodenstedt 104. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Boldly struck and very rare
Lot 137
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 15 mm, 4.48 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Pair of conjoined lion's heads, each with a powerful eye and open jaws. Rev. Two incuse squares with a "horse-shoe" pattern. Cf. Roma XVII, 508 & Roma XIX, 412 (both struck from the same obverse die). Cf. Weidauer 117-125 for similar style. For similar obverse and reverse types on hektai: cf. CNG 61, 2002, 706-8 and eAuction 235, 2010, 186 and Gorny & Mosch 104, 2000, 384 and 115, 2002, 1171. Very rare. Boldly struck and with attractive toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 138
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 10.73 g), on the Lydo-Milesian standard, but made of an electrum with a very low gold content. Forepart of a man-headed bull to right. Rev. Two rectangular incuse punches with irregular surfaces. Unpublished in the standard references, but cf. BMC Miletus 1 for a somewhat similar piece. Of great interest and particularly intriguing. Lightly struck and with corroded surfaces, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Of the finest Classical style and from Egger XXIII, 1909, 40
Lot 139
IONIA. Klazomenai. Circa 370-360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Mandronax. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing chlamys visible along the neckline. Rev. KΛ-[A] / MANΔΡΩNA[Ξ] Swan standing to left with open wings. Cf. BMC 26 (hemidrachm). SNG Lockett 2792. Traité II 1998. Rare, attractively toned, with a splendid head of Apollo and a well-centered swan, both of the finest Classical style. Some minor flatness on the reverse and a minor bang on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 140
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 160-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32.5 mm, 16.91 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Apollodoros, son of Kallikrates. Diademed bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΑΠOΛΛOΔΩPOΣ / KAΛΛIKPATOY 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. BMC -. Jones -, but dies O5/R4 (unlisted die combination). Lovely old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Intriguing portrait of the mythical king Midas with an ass's ear
Lot 141
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.57 g). Bearded head of King Midas to left, wearing laurel wreath and with an ass's ear; behind his neck to right, seal swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 19. Bodenstedt Em. 66, (Vb/Rβ). SNG Copenhagen 1025. Very rare, with a noble portrait of the heedless king, and of great mythological interest. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 142
IONIA. Smyrna. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 32 mm, 15.84 g, 6 h), struck under the strategos M. Vinicius Polites. EΠ C Μ ΟΥΙΝΙ ΠΟΛEΙΤΟΥ Veiled and draped bust of Demeter Horia/Asia to left, holding three corn ears in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. Rev. CΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ ΠΡ ΑCΙΑC Γ ΝE ΤΩ-Ν CEΒ The amazon Smyrna standing facing, head to left, holding bipennis, pelta and chlamys with her left hand, and phiale with her right; at her feet to left, prow. BMC 244. Klose XVII, 1 (VD1/R1). RPC VI Online temp. 4681. SNG Leypold 718. Weber 6160. With a surprisingly well-engraved obverse of fine style. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
An Apparently Unique Carian Tetrobol
Lot 143
CARIA. Uncertain. Circa 5th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 13 mm, 2.08 g, 8 h). Forepart of a bull to right; pearls on the truncation. Rev. Forepart of a calf to left; pearls on the truncation; all within an incuse square. For a similar piece, but an obol, see SNG Kayhan 974. A very rare and intriguing piece, with two powerfully rendered bovines. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Rhodian Didrachm of very fine late Classical style
Lot 144
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 340-316 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.64 g, 12 h). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. POΔION Rose with bud to right; in lower left field, grape cluster and Δ; all within incuse square. Ashton 97. HGC 6, 1433. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock 2791 (same dies). Perfectly centered, very well-struck, and of very fine late Classical style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 145
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 205-190 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 13.52 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Stasion. Radiate head of Helios, three-quarter facing to right. Rev. ΣΤΑΣΙΩΝ / Ρ - Ο Rose with bud to right; in field to left, omphalos entwined with serpent to left. Ashton 261. HGC 6, 1422. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Keckman -. SNG von Aulock -. A very rare issue (Alexander tetradrachms struck under Stasion are more common). Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
A very rare 'Peritas' 1/3 Stater from Rhodes
Lot 146
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. 1/3 Stater (Gold, 13.5 mm, 2.86 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Peritas. Radiate facing head of Helios, slightly turned to right. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΤΑ / Ρ - Ο Rose with bud to left; in lower field to right, coiled serpent; all within shallow incuse square. HGC 6, 1415. Jenkins, Rhodian 239. Very rare. Well-centered and clear. Some flatness and minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
From the Sunrise Collection and exceptionally well preserved
Lot 147
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Hekatomnos, circa 392/1-377/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.77 g, 8 h), Halikarnassos. Zeus Labraundos standing to right, wearing long robes; holding a labrys over his right shoulder in his right hand and, in his left, a vertical staff. Rev. ΕΚΑΤΟΜΝΩ Lion at bay to right; all within shallow circular incuse. Hecatomnus 16 (A3/P8) = Sunrise 76 (this coin). Karl 3. SNG von Aulock. Rare and unusually nice: most pieces are badly corroded and overly cleaned. Clear and attractive. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 148
LYDIA. Magnesia ad Sipylum. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.33 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Aur. Theodotos II. ΙEΡΑ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟC Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. EΠ CΤ ΑΥ ΘEΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ CΙΠΥΛ Distyle temple containing statue of Cybele standing front, head to left, holding tympanum in her right hand and patera in her left, standing between two lions. GRPC Lydia 61. RPC VII.1 291. SNG von Aulock 2999. SNG Copenhagen 249. Well-struck and well-centered, and with a very dark olive-black patina and earthen highlights. Some pitting, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Extremely rare and unusually well preserved
Lot 149
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II, circa 620/610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13x11 mm, 4.71 g), Sardes, c. 610. A]ΛΥΑ (in Lydian) On the left, lion's head to right, with open jaws, confronting, on the right, a similar lion's head to left, also with open jaws; punctate background. Rev. Two square incuse punches. Apparently unpublished, but struck from the same dies as Nomos 17, 2018, 188. Removed from NGC holder #6054648-001 graded Choice XF✶ Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. Extremely rare, one of less than half a dozen known examples. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 150
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, circa 420-375 BC. Daric (Gold, 16 mm, 8.36 g, 12 h), struck for use in Asia Minor and the West, Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Irregular oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Carradice Type IIIb Group C (pl. XIV, 42). GRPC - Lydia G67-8. Sunrise 28. Very well-struck and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 151
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Mithrapata, circa 390-370 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.06 g, 1 h), Tlos. Lion's scalp facing. Rev. T-ΛA-FE Youthful bust facing, with elaborate hair and with a cloak fastened with a circular broach in front of the neck. Babelon, Traité II/2 445. Müseler, VII, 93. Reuter 124. Deeply toned. Struck from a broken obverse die and with a minor die flaw on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 152
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.97 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kleuch... Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. KΛE-YX Nike alighting to left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and fold of her drapery with her left; to left, pomegranate with two horizontal branches on the stem. Arslan-Lightfoot -. SNG BN 696 var. SNG von Aulock -. A somewhat uncommon variant of the extensive Kleuch... group (note the curl going over the back of the helmet visor). Clear and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Of remarkably fine Hadrianic/Antonine style
Lot 153
PISIDIA. Termessus Major. Time of the Antonines, 138-192. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.89 g, 12 h), circa 138-150. TEP.Γ.ΜΕΙ-ΖΩ Bearded and cuirassed bust of the hero Solymos to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, aegis on breastplate. Rev. CΟΛΥ-ΜΟC The hero Solymos, helmeted and in military dress, seated on high throne to left, raising his right hand before his face. Kosmetatou 41 (O20/R36). RPC IV.3, 8647 (temporary). SNG Paris 2159-60. A lovely and attractive piece of remarkably fine Hadrianic/Antonine style, with a dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 154
PISIDIA. Termessus Major. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 25 mm, 11.55 g, 1 h). TEPMHCCEΩN Bareheaded and draped bust of Hermes to right, his kerykeion at his shoulder. Rev. TΩN MEI-ZONΩN Apollo standing facing, his head turned to left, holding laurel branch with his right hand. SNG Paris 2181. SNG von Aulock 5347-8. Dark brown surfaces. Some minor pitting and striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 155
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 425-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.86 g, 3 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and below, ivy leaf; behind her back to right, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large and plump bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG Paris 124 var. Well-centered and clear. Some striking flatness, die wear and minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Probably an unpublished variant
Lot 156
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.70 g, 7 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with a bow in bowcase on the saddle; behind horse to the right, eagle standing left on standard; below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, two tripartite floral ornaments above key symbol; on the lower right, inscription; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 variant. Very rare, probably unpublished. Clear and attractive. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Fascinating depiction taken from the canon of eastern mythology
Lot 157
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Circa 460s-450s BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.59 g, 10 h). 'RH in Aramaic, but barely visible Winged ibex kneeling to left, its head turned back to right; all within border of dots. Rev. 'RH in Aramaic Winged lion standing to right, its head turned back to left; in field to left, globe; all within border of dots in shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but cf. Traité II, 2 for a similar winged ibex. Same dies as Nomos 18, 2019, 197. Very rare and with fascinating types taken from eastern mythology. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
The city-wall of Ura
Lot 158
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Circa 460s-450s BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h). 'RH' (in Aramaic) Ibex recumbent to right; all within border of dots. Rev. 'RH' (in Aramaic) City-wall with two towers; all within border of dots in a shallow incuse square. For the coin: apparently unpublished, but from the same dies as Nomos 18, 2018, 192. For the city: R. H. Beal, The Location of Cilician Ura, Anatolian Studies 42, 1992, pp. 65-73. Very rare. Clear and well-centered. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 159
CYPRUS. Paphos. Athe..., circa 470-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 11.20 g, 9 h). Man-headed bull reclining to right on ground line, his bearded head turned back to left; around, 'Wa-the-wo/[ro]-se' in Cypriote syllabic script. Rev. 'pa-si ('King' in Cypriote syllabic script) Astragalos; below, ivy leaf. Cf. BMC 1 and pl. VIII, 1 and XXI, 2 (no ivy leaf). Jameson 2334 (no ivy leaf). Weber 7701 (no ivy leaf). Cf. Leu Winterthur 4, 2019, 369 var (differing legend, but the same reverse die, though the ivy leaf was not noted, thus resulting in a misattribution). A very interesting example of a hitherto unknown (?) Paphian king. Flan faults and an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
A wonderful rendering of Herakles
Lot 160
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 10.85 g, 11 h). 'E u fa go ro', (in Cypriot syllabic script) Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Ba - si le fo se eu (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters) He-goat, with long horns and beard, seated right on dotted ground line. Cf. BMC 55 and BMFA 2144. Masson & Amandry Be. Cf. Tziambazis 113. A beautiful example of the type, very sharp and clear. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
The historically important portraits of king Aristobulus and Salome
Lot 161
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, with Salome, 54-69. Dichalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.32 g, 11 h), Nicopolis ad Lycum, year 13 = 66/7. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΡΙCΤΟΒΟVΛΟV ΕΤ ΙΓ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΙC-CΗC CΑΛΟΜΗC Diademed and draped bust of Salome to left. Hendin 1257a. RPC 3840. J. M. C. Toynbee, Roman Historical Portraits (London, 1978), pp. 151-152 and ill. 301-302. Dark and attractive brown patina. A few light marks and minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Enigmatic depiction of the last king of Commagene
Lot 162
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 15.61 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, circa 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ M-EΓ ANTIO-XOΣ EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. BMC 1-3. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Sharply struck and finely detailed, with an attractive dark green patina. A few minor adjustment marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 163
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.48 g, 7 h), Alexandreia-on-the-Oxus - Eukratidia (modern Ai Khanoum), circa 284-280. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in biga of elephants moving to right; above, monogram of Δ within a circle. HGC 9, 32f. SC 283b. SMAK S101-3 (dies 2/2). Attractive, well-centered and well-struck with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Zeus of elegant Hellenistic style
Lot 164
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.40 g, 12 h), Antioch, 168-164. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΘEOY - EΠIΦANOYΣ / NIKHΦOPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter with his left. HGC 9, 620a. Jameson 1700 (same dies). Mørkholm 14, dies A25/P103. SC 1398. SMA 63. With a head of Zeus of an elegant Hellenistic style. Lightly toned. Marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Exceptionally rare stater, struck to provide funds to fight off a pretender to the throne
Lot 165
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 8.61 g, 9 h), Ekbatana, circa 152. Diademed head of Demetrios to right; in the field to left, star of eight points over Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Apollo, nude, seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow to his side; in field to left, horse head to left. CSE 2. HGC 9, 783. SC 1725.2. Extremely rare, one of only two known examples. Well-centered, well-struck and lightly toned: an attractive and impressive coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 166
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.59 g, 11 h), Antioch, circa 121/0-113. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ Zeus Uranios standing left, crescent above his head, holding a long scepter in his left hand, and with a star above his extended right hand; in the left field, IE above A; in the right field, Φ; below, between the wreath ends, Κ; all within a laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1197e. SC 2298.4c. With an exceptionally fine portrait and beautiful toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 167
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos, 97/6-88/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 15.99 g, 12 h), Damascus, year ΒΙΘ = 219 = 94-93. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios ΙΙΙ to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ - ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing with long veil falling from her head, holding flower in her left hand, and with a barley stalk rising from each shoulder; in the outer field to left, Ν over monogram of ΑΠ; in exergue, date ΒΙΘ; all within a laurel wreath. HGC9, 1305. SC 2451.2. A sharp example. Minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Andragoras, the enigmatic Greek satrap of Parthia
Lot 168
PERSIA, Alexandrine or Seleukid period. Andragoras, satrap of Parthia, circa 246/5-239/8 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.91 g, 6 h). Head of Tyche to right, wearing turreted headdress, single pendant earring, and pearl necklace; behind, monogram of Andragoras. Rev. ANΔPAΓOPOY Athena, wearing a Corinthian helmet, a long chiton and a himation, standing to left, holding owl on her extended right hand and resting her left on her shield by her side; behind her, a transverse spear. BMC 3-4, pl. XXVIII, 2-3. Mitchiner 20. Very rare, attractively toned, struck in high relief and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 169
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Sophytes, circa 305-294 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.54 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in the Oxus Region. Male head to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with a laurel wreath on the bowl and a wing on the cheek guard. Rev. ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ Rooster standing to right; in field to left, kerykeion. Cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 3 (hemidrachm). HGC 12, 14. SNG ANS 21-4. Attractive and well-struck on good metal. Some slight traces of corrosion and with the obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 170
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Sophytes, circa 305-294 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.61 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in the Oxus Region. Male head to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a laurel wreath on the bowl and a wing on the cheek guard. Rev. ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ Rooster standing to right; in field to left, kerykeion. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 3. HGC 12, 15. SNG ANS 25. Nicely toned. Some surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 171
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Local issues, circa 285/3-280/78 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.06 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Eagle standing to left, head turned to right; above, grape bunches on stalk. Bopearachchi, Sophytes Group 2B. HGC 12, 12. SNG ANS 20. Toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Virtually as struck
Lot 172
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35.5 mm, 17.02 g, 12 h), c. late 160s. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouri galloping to right, each holding a couched spear in his right hand and a palm branch in his left; below left, monogram of ΗΡΛ. Bopearachchi Series 6Z. HGC 12, 131. Mitchiner 177l. SNG ANS 473 var (position of monogram). Lightly toned and unusually well-struck; undoubtedly one of the finest known. Minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 173
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.18 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with a bull's horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding a palm branch and a lance, and riding a horse galloping to right; below to right, monogram of ΦΑ. Bopearachchi 7G. HGC 12, 136. SNG ANS 476-8. Sharp and extremely nice. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Rare dynastic issue of Eukratides
Lot 174
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.36 g, 12 h). BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ Draped bust of Eukratides I to right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; all within a fillet border. Rev. HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ Conjoined draped busts to right of Heliokles, bareheaded, and Laodike, wearing tainia; in field to left, monogram; all within a fillet border. Bopearachchi 13A. HGC 12, 133. SNG ANS -. Well-centered and nicely toned, with fine portraits. A few light scratches and minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 175
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Zoilos I, circa 150-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.48 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΖΩΙΛΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Zoilos to right. Rev. Maharajas dhramikasa / Jhoilasa (in Karosthi) Herakles standing left, head facing, holding wreath in his right hand and a club and a lion's skin in his left; in field to left, monogram of ΑΥ. Bopearachchi 3B. HGC 12, 218. SNG ANS 968-72. Attractively and evenly toned; a very pleasant example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 176
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 26 mm, 4.10 g, 3 h), Mint B ("Hamadan"), circa 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardashir I to right, wearing diadem (type R) and with his hair bound in a spherical knot on the top of his head. Rev. Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS Type VII(4a)/3b(2b) (pl. 16, 234). Cf. Sunrise 710. Well-centered with broad borders. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Captivating rendering of the sacred fire and its guardians
Lot 177
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.10 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon?, c. 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Shapur I, with neat beard, mural crown and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY šhpwhry Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl type I/1. Saeedi AV9. SNS type IIc/1c. Sunrise -. Well-centered and well-struck from dies of fine style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
From the Garrett Collection, bought in 1925
Lot 178
SASANIAN KINGS. Peroz I, 457/9-484. Dinar (Gold, 20 mm, 4.09 g, 3 h), NB or NY (unlocated mint). Degraded legend Crowned and cuirassed bust of Peroz I to right, ribbons rising from shoulders. Rev. "Peroz" (in crude Pahlavi) and mint signature Fire altar with attendants and ribbon; star and crescent flanking flames. Alram 883. Göbl III/1. De Morgan p. 705, 172 and pl. LXIII, 3 (this coin). Paruck 344 var (legends). Clear, sharp and toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 179
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasishka, circa 240-250. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.85 g, 12 h), mint E. Vasishka, nimbate, standing facing, head turned left, flames on shoulder, holding a standard in his left hand and sacrificing over an altar to left with his right; to left, trident with ribbon; to the right, two symbols. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing to left; in the upper left field, tamgha. Donum Burns 714-5. MK 630. Attractive and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 180
KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Hormizd I, circa 265-295. Dinar (Gold, 30 mm, 7.92 g, 11 h), Boxlo (Bakh). Ohromozoo Ooz orko Koshono Shohshoo Hormizd standing left, wearing military dress and a lion's head crown with korymbos, and, with his right hand, sacrificing over altar to left and, with his left, holding trident; to left, trident standard and pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet over swastika; to right, below arm, three pellets; outer right, tamgha. Rev. Oor zooamao ozoooo Siva standing facing on ground line, holding diadem in his outstretched right hand and trident in his left; behind him, the bull Nandi standing left. Cf. Carter 27 (control above tamgha). Cf. Cribb 3 (control above tamgha). Cf. MK 745 (control above tamgha). Well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Extremely rare and most attractive
Lot 181
KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Hormizd I, circa 265-295. 1/4 Dinar (Gold, 21 mm, 1.88 g, 11 h), Boxlo (Bakh). Ohromozoo Ooz orko Koshono Shohshoo Hormizd standing left, wearing military dress and a lion's head crown with korymbos, and, with his right hand, sacrificing over altar to left and, with his left, holding trident; to left, trident standard and pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet over swastika; to right, below arm, three pellets; outer right, tamgha. Rev. Oor zooamao ozoooo Siva standing facing on ground line, holding diadem in his outstretched right hand and trident in his left; behind him, the bull Nandi standing left. Donum Burns 826. MK 746. Extremely rare and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Boldly struck and exceptionally well-preserved portrait of Alexander wearing an elephant's scalp
Lot 182
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.11 g, 1 h), Memphis, 317-316. Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing elephant's scalp, horn of Ammon and aegis. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, vertical thunderbolt; below throne, monogram. CPE 33. Svoronos 22. SNG Copenhagen 11. Boldly struck, lightly toned, well-centered, and very well-preserved - a splendid piece and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 183
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 14.14 g, 12 h), Tyre. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, with aegis tied around his neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, monogram of TYP above vertical club; in field to right, monogram of ΣΩ. Svoronos 1180. SNG Copenhagen 504. Rare. An intriguing Ptolemaic coin from a Phoenician mint. Some die rust on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 184
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.03 g, 12 h), Tyre. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing to left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, monogram of TYP above club; in the field to right, monogram of ΣΩ; between eagle's legs, Φ. Cf. Svoronos 1181 (there the monogram is Σ over Ω rather than Ω over Σ). Rare. With a wonderfully craggy head of Ptolemy I. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Serene Kyrene horseman, from the Stack Collection
Lot 185
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Circa 331-322 BC. Hemistater or Drachm (Gold, 15 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h). KYPA Youth, half draped, riding horse trotting to right, holding the reins in his right hand and resting his left on the horse's neck. Rev. K-Y/P-A/N-A Silphium plant. BMC 124a. Naville 38. Very rare. Well-centered, toned and very well-struck: an unusually attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Unusually fine and from the Booth Collection of 1900
Lot 186
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Ophellas, Ptolemaic Governor, first reign, circa 322-313 BC. Stater (Gold, 21 mm, 8.63 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Chairios. KYPANAION Charioteer, wearing long robes and holding kentron in his right hand, driving quadriga to right; above to right, radiant sun. Rev. [KY] XAIPIOΣ Zeus Ammon seated left on a throne with a simple back, holding an eagle in his right hand and a scepter in his left; in the field to left, thymiaterion. BMC pl. XIII, 26 (reverse of this coin illustrated). Jameson 1352 (this coin). Naville 84c, pl. III (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 1209 (). An unusually fine example of this rare piece: sharply struck and well-centered. Minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lustrous and struck on a broad flan
Lot 187
Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 23 mm, 6.72 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with a broad face and separated sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and preparing to hurl his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, which is driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 28/3. Sydenham 64a. RBW 64. A lovely example, lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Beautiful rendering of Jupiter driving a quadriga
Lot 188
Anonymous, c. 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 23 mm, 6.68 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; with tall, narrow heads and partially joined sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter and thunderbolt, standing right in a quadriga, which is driven to right by Victory who stands beside him; below, raised tablet with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 30/1 and pl.VI, 8-9. Sydenham 64b. A very elegant, well-struck and well-centered piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 189
Anonymous, circa 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 24 mm, 6.59 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head of the Dioscouri; at the top of the heads, two annulet-like curls, and with separated sideburns. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and hurling his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 28/3. RBW 63. Sydenham 64. A splendid, attractive example, lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
RBW plate coin
Lot 190
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Victoriatus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.36 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath held in her right hand; at Victory's feet to right, monogram of VB. Crawford 95/1a. RBW 389 (this coin). Sydenham 113. Apparently the best known example, beautifully centered and very well-struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 191
M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.00 g, 12 h), Rome. TAMPIL Helmeted head of Roma to left; before chin, X. Rev. ROMA / M · BAEBI · Q · F Apollo driving galloping quadriga to right, holding branch, bow, arrow and reins. Babelon (Baebia) 12. Crawford 236/1a. Sydenham 489. Sharply struck and centered, light toning. Light deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Exceptionally rare and beautifully toned L. Sulla Aureus of wonderful quality
Lot 192
L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus, 82 BC. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 10.90 g, 9 h), Rome. L · MANLI / PRO · Q Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet with peaked visor, cruciform earring and necklace, hair tied at back of head in three locks. Rev. L · SVLLA · IM Sulla, togate, driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch in right hand and reins with left; above but off the flan here, Victory flying left crowning Sulla with laurel wreath. Babelon (Cornelia) 38 and (Manlia) 3. Bahrfeldt 13 and pl. 3, 8 (same obverse die). Calicó 16. Crawford 367/4. Kent-Hirmer pl. 15, 50. Sydenham 756. Very rare, beautifully toned and of wonderful quality. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 190000 CHF
Estimate: 110000 CHF
Lot 193
L. Sulla, 81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Italy. Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing drop earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. Double cornucopia; below, Q. Babelon (Cornelia) 33. Crawford 375/2. RBW 1398. Sydenham 755. Rare, beautifully centered and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 194
C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 6 h), Rome. S · C Diademed head of Venus to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. C · NÆ · B(AL)B Victory driving galloping triga to right, holding reins in both hands; above, CLXXXVII. Babelon (Naevia) 6. Crawford 382/1b. Sydenham 769b. Perfect centering and well-struck, with handsome old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 195
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, ITS monogram. Rev. C• PISO L F• FRV Horseman galloping to right, holding reins with his left hand and whip with his raised right hand; above, strigil. Babelon (Calpurnia) 24. Crawford 408/1a. Hersh 55 (O18/R1026). Sydenham 865c. Evenly toned, and with a well-struck and bold head of Apollo of fine style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Rare crab and grasshopper symbols
Lot 196
C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 61 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.78 g, 7 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, crab seen from above. Rev. C• PISO• L• F• FRVG Horseman galloping to right, holding reins with his left hand and whip with his raised right hand; above, grasshopper to right. Babelon (Calpurnia) 24h. Crawford 408/1a. Hersh 109 (O44/R1043). Sydenham 865c. Very rare with the crab and grasshopper symbols. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 197
C. Memmius C.f, 56 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.72 g, 5 h), Rome. C.MEMMI C.F. - QVIRINVS Laureate and bearded head of Quirinus to right. Rev. MEMMIVS AED CERIALIA PREIMVS FECIT Ceres seated right, holding a torch in her left hand and corn ears in her right; before, snake. Babelon (Memmia) 9. Crawford 427/2. Sydenham 921. An attractive, well-struck example with excellent centering and fine details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 198
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.83 g, 11 h), Rome. Q · CASSIVS VEST Diademed and veiled head of Vesta to right. Rev. Circular temple of Vesta with griffen (?) antefixes and a statue holding a long staff and a globe at the top of the roof; within intercolumniation, curule chair; in the field to left, two-handled wide-mouthed; in the field to right, voting tablet inscribed A C (= Absolvo Condemno). Babelon (Cassia) 9. Crawford 428/1. Sydenham 917. An exceptionally handsome example, very well-centered and with lovely toning. Small scuff on Vesta's brow, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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