nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
A Duplicate from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
IONIA. Klazomenai. Circa 370-360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.17 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Apollas. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing chlamys visible along the neckline. Rev. ΚΛ-Α / AΠ-OΛΛA-Σ Swan standing left with open wings. BMFA 1862 (this coin). Gulbenkian 741 (same dies). Perkins, Guide, 465 (this coin). Extremely rare and of exceptionally fine Classical style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 60000 CHF
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IONIA. Miletos. Circa 340-325 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.68 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate, Nossos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, eight-pointed star; in the field to left, monogram of ΜΙ. BMC -. Deppert-Lippitz 182 (V5/R18). SNG Copenhagen -. Of a particularly fine and sober Classical style. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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IONIA. Miletos. Circa 340-325 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.0 mm, 3.53 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Metrodoros. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. [Μ]ΕΤΡΟΔΩΡΟΣ Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, eight-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name. BMC 64 var. Deppert-Lippitz 204 var. (V5/R- this die, with E in place of H, unrecorded). Marcellesi 3. Well-centered and nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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A very rare Hekte from Phokaia of powerful archaic style
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 2.60 g). Head of a seal to left; below, tunny fish (?) to left. Rev. Irregular incuse punch. BMC 7. Bodenstedt 2.2. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare and of powerful archaic style. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.61 g). Head of a bull to left, with a dotted truncation; behind neck, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 10. Bold and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
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IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6.5 mm, 0.63 g). Helmeted male head to right, with frontal eye and tendril ornament on bowl of helmet; below, here off the flan, seal swimming to right. Rev. Slightly irregular quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 15. SNG von Aulock 1787. Well-centered and lightly toned. Some minor striking faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Chios. Circa 400-380 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.70 g). Sphinx seated to left on groundline; to left, bunch of grapes over Chian amphora; in the field to right, Θ. Rev. Granulated quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin - but see p. 30 = Imhoof-Blumer 134 = Mavrogordato 41a. Extremely rare, Mavrogordato was only able to record three examples; an attractive, toned piece of fine style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 16 mm, 8.70 g), Euboic-Samian standard. Rough surface with irregular markings. Rev. A square and a rectangle incuse, each with irregular markings. Barron pl. XXX, 2 = Traité I 373 (same dies). Konuk, Electrum, Type 1, pl. 2, B = SNG Kayhan 628. Triton XVIII, 2015, 651 (same dies). Very rare and most intriguing. One of the earliest known coins. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Unpublished?
ASIA MINOR, perhaps the area of Caria. Uncertain mint. Earlier 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.90 g, 4 h). Lion's scalp facing; to left, either a retrograde E or part of the lion's mane. Rev. Panther's scalp facing, within shallow incuse square. Klein -; Rosen -; SNG Kayhan -; and seemingly unpublished. Boldly struck, well centered and curiously attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Fine Classical style
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 449-411 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.07 g, 8 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. Diademed head of Aphrodite Euploia to right, her hair tied at the back in a pony tail, and wearing a pearl necklace; all within an incuse square. Cahn 86 (V40/R59). SNG Keckman 134 (same reverse die). Very rare - only one example from these dies recorded by Cahn. A very attractive example, well centered and struck in a fine and sober Classical style. Light scuff on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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CARIA. Mylasa. Mid 6th century BC. Tetartemorion or 1/48th Stater (Electrum, 4.5 mm, 0.31 g, 6 h). Lion's head facing. Rev. Scorpion within shallow incuse square. SNG Kayhan 925-927. Traité II, 1, 94. Weidauer 166-167. Well-centered and toned. Some die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 420 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 390-380 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.49 g, 9 h), struck under the moneyer Xanthippos. Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΞΑΝΘΙΠΠΟΣ Crab seen from above; below, club to right; all within square dotted border and square incuse. BMFA 2017. Hecatomnus A10/P18 and pl. 19, 25a (this coin). Ingvaldsen, Issue I, 22 (O12/R18, but given the wrong number on the plate). With a fine and elegant head of Herakles, done in a particularly attractive full Classical style. Rather porous and corroded surfaces. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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SATRAPS OF CARIA. Pixodaros, circa 341/0-336/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.73 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. Zeus Laubraundos standing right, holding lotus-tipped scepter in right hand and double axe over shoulder with left. SNG Copenhagen 598-9. SNG von Aulock 2377. Unusually nicely struck in high relief, well-centered and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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LYDIA. Saitta. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Commodus to Septimius Severus, 177-211. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 12 h). Bareheaded bust of Asklepios to right, seen from behind and with slight drapery on his far shoulder; before him to right, serpent-entwined staff to right. Rev. CAITTH-NΩN Herakles standing facing, turned slightly to the right and with his head turned to left, holding lion's skin in left hand and resting right hand on club. RPC IV Online 9347. SNG Copenhagen 395. SNG Munich 437. With a remarkably elegant bust of Asklepios and a dark olive-green patina. Some earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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An elegant depiction of the 'Rape of Ganymede'
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa 200-230s. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.43 g, 7 h). ΔΗ - ΜΟC Bearded head of Demos to right, with light drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. Β / ΚΟΤ - ΙΑ/ΕΩ - Ν Ganymede, borne away by a large eagle (= Zeus) with spread wings who clasps him from behind, standing left, nude but for his Phrygian cap, holding a lagobolon in his left hand and raising his right above him to stroke the eagle's beak. Martin, Demos et al. Kotiaion 4.1 = SNG Copenhagen 315 (same dies, but B omitted or misread as K). Very rare and with a most interesting mythological scene on the reverse. Dark brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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LYCIA. Oinoanda. Circa 187-185 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 8.59 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right, with scepter behind his head. Rev. ΟΙΝΟ - ΑΝΔΕ / ωΝ Eagle, with closed wings, standing right on thunderbolt; in field to right, round shield and sword. R. Ashton, The Coinage od Oinoanda, NC 165, 2005, 6 (A4/P3). Müseler Pl. X, 12. A very attractive and sharply struck example, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Mithrapata, circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 9.85 g, 4 h), uncertain mint. Lion's scalp facing; below snout, triskeles to left. Rev. 𐊎𐊆𐊉𐊕𐊀-𐊓𐊀𐊗𐊀 Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; on the lower right, triskeles to left; all within a shallow incuse square. Falghera 193. Kraay & Hirmer 657. Mildenberg, Mithrapata, 9 (O5/R6). Podalia 70 (A4/P6) = SNG von Aulock 4238. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 473. Lightly toned, struck on a broad flan and with a noble portrait of the Dynast. Minor flan flaw on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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SOUTHEAST, Pamphylia or Cilicia. Uncertain city. Circa 380-340/330. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.77 g, 3 h). Three letter Pamphylian inscription Athena, helmeted and wearing long robes, standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and spear and shield with her left; to left, serpent coiled to left. Rev. Eight letter Pamphylian inscription Apollo standing left, wearing short chiton, holding a phiale in his right hand, from which he pours a libation onto a flaming altar to the left, and a long, laurel-branch-scepter with his left. Nomos 12, 2016, 108 (same dies), otherwise unpublished, save for its previous auction appearances. Very rare, attractively toned and with elegant types. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 19.5 mm, 10.85 g, 11 h). Pomegranate hanging downwards within a wreath of pomegranate leaves. Rev. Two dolphins: one, above the other, the upper swimming to left and the lower swimming to right; below the lower dolphin, pomegranate branch (here barely visible); all within an incuse square. Traité II, 1, 882 and pl. XXIV, 13 (same dies). Of great rarity, one of only a few examples known. Clear and lightly toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.88 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. SNG BN 697. SNG von Aulock 4797. Very well-struck and clear, with a stern head of Athena. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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PISIDIA. Apollonia-Mordiaeum. Time of Caracala, 211-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 17.00 g, 6 h), a Homonoia or alliance issue with Perge (and Lycia). AΛΕΞΑΝΔΟΣ (sic!) KTICT AΠOΛΛΩNIA-T Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing the lion's skin headdress of Herakles, familiar from silver coinage of Alexander, tied in front of his neck. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNI-AT-ΩN ΛY ΠEPΓ-EΩ / ΟΜΟΝΟ/IA The turreted and draped Tychae of the two cities, Apollonia and Perge, facing each other and clasping their right hands; on the left, Apollonia standing to right, holding the cult statue of Apollo in her left hand; on the right, Perge standing to left, holding the cult Statue of Artemis Pergaia in her left hand; between them, lighted altar. Franke-Nollé, Homonoia, 73-74 = Von Aulock, Pisidiens, 19-20 (same dies, but reverse legends misread). Extremely rare, hitherto only the two examples in Berlin and Vienna were known. An excellent, well-centered piece with a grey-green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 750 CHF
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PISIDIA. Komama. 1st century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.87 g, 1 h). Diademed head of Artemis to right; behind her head to left, Κ. Rev. ΚΟΜΑ -ΜΕΩΝ Flaming torch. Von Aulock, JNG 20, 1970, 154 (same dies). Very rare. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. The finest known example. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Unique Anchiale obol
CILICIA. Anchiale. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.89 g, 6 h). Head of an Amazon to left, wearing a round earring and a tight headdress; behind, ankh. Rev. ’gkh (Aramaic: agkh) Grape cluster, within a beaded lozenge-shaped border in a shallow incuse square. Unpublished! For other denominations from the newly identified mint of Anchiale, see W. Müseler, Nergal and the Amazon, SM 69, 2009, pp. 102-103 and figs. 20-23, but the present type was unknown to the author. Apparently unique, a small coin of both numismatic and historical importance. With a dark patina as found. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Iconographically Intriguing!
CILICIA. Ura (Kelenderis). Early 5th century BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.29 g, 3 h). Winged bull walking to right; between hind legs, ankh-symbol; before, sprig of ivy with five leaves. Rev. 'RH (in Aramaic) Pegasos flying to right; all within a dotted border within a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but see Roma XIX, 2020, 571 for another example from the same dies. For the city: R. H. Beal, "The Location of Cilician Ura," Anatolian Studies 42, 1992, pp. 65-73. An iconographically intriguing coin. The winged bull on the obverse has parallels from the East as well as on coins from neighbouring Lykia. Struck from damaged dies, some roughness and with a test cut on the reverese, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Probably unpublished Celenderis Obol
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 440-420 BC. Obol (Silver, 8.5 mm, 0.81 g, 3 h). Forepart of Pegasos to left. Rev. Goat kneeling right, head turned back to left; above, ivy leaf. Probably unpublished, but cf. Naumann 73, lot 219 (goat to left). Very rare. Clear and well-centered. Porous surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.69 g, 12 h). Nude youth, holding whip in his right hand and the reins in his left, seated sideways on horse rearing to right, preparing to slide off and run alongside as part of a race. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling right, head turned back to left; below, olive sprig with two leaves and fruit. BMC 24 (same dies). Casabonne type 4. SNG Copenhagen 84. SNG Paris -. A very rare variety. Very nicely centered, of excellent style and lightly toned - one of the most attractive Kelenderis staters in existence. Very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
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CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.61 g, 6 h). Nude youth, holding whip in right hand, dismounting from horse rearing right. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling right, head left. Casabonne Type 4. SNG Levante 26. SNG Paris 66. Perfectly centered and boldly struck. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.79 g, 6 h). Nude youth, holding whip in his right hand and the reins in his left, seated sideways on horse rearing to right, preparing to slide off and run alongside as part of a race. Rev. ΚΕΛΕ Goat kneeling left, head turned back to right; above, ivy leaf. BMC -. Casabonne type -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Paris -. An apparently unpublished variant, from the same dies as the only other known example: Roma XII, 2016, 340. Lightly toned. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.60 g, 12 h). Beardless male winged figure in kneeling-running stance to right, holding solar disc in both hands. Rev. MAP Swan standing left; before him to left, dolphin swimming downwards; below tail feathers to right, ankh. Casabonne Group 4. SNG BN 378. Cf. SNG Levante 124 (with obverse legend MAΛΡ). Well-struck and sharp. Obverse struck slightly off-center and with minor flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 420-385 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.75 g, 6 h). Aphrodite, draped to the waist, seated to left, on a throne with a broad top rail that ends in a palmette at each side, holding a phiale in her right hand, with a bracelet around her right and left forearms, and resting her left hand in her lap; behind her to right, Eros standing facing, his head turned to left, clasping Aphrodites left arm with his right hand and holding a wreath in his lowered left; in the lower right field, behind Eros, ΣΙ (retrograde). Rev. ΝΑΓΙΔΕΩΝ Dionysos, bearded and nude but for drapery over his shoulders, standing facing, his head to left, holding a kantharos in his right hand and a thyrsos with his left; above the kantharos to left, grapevine; in the lower right field, monogram. Cf. Casabonne Nagidos 1 and pl. IV, 1 = SNG Levante 1 = SNG Paris 1. Cf. Lederer, Nagidos, Group I, 1-4 (but our coin is struck with a stiffer and clearly earlier obverse die, while its reverse die is very close in style, almost certainly by the same die cutter who engraved the reverse die for Lederer 3). Triton XXV, 2022, 292 (same dies). Very rare - the early staters of Nagidos are much rarer than those of mid 4th century. Attractive and clear, with an impressive figure of Dionysos. Minor test cut on the reverse and with slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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A wonderful example of superior workmanship and style
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.60 g, 1 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. [ΝΑΓΙΔΕΩΝ] Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound with a sphendone and an ampyx, wearing a single pendant earring and a pearl necklace; before, EΠ. Casabonne Type 7. Jameson 2327 (same dies). Lederer 14 (same dies). SNG Levante 2. Lightly toned, sharply struck, well-centered, and with splendidly engraved heads of both Dionysos and Aphrodite. The head of Dionysos is particularly noble, with his curly hair above his forehead being quite reminiscent of fifth century male portraits from Cyprus. Test cut on the obverse edge and some very slight surface roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.68 g, 12 h). Amazon, nude to the waist, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ - Θ Large bunch of grapes with stem to right; in lower right field, ankh. SNG Levante -. Cf. SNG Paris 135-136 (but with either A-Θ or Δ-Α and, supposedly - invisible on the plates - a monogram). Nicely centered and clear, with an excellent depiction of an Amazon. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.79 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with a griffin springing to right on the bowl. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Bunch of grapes on stem with tendrils and leaf; in the lower right field, monogram of HP. Casabonne Type 5. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Struck from the same dies as Triton XXV, 2022, 295. A handsome, well-struck example. Tiny die break at Athena's mouth, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.63 g, 9 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding a horse walking to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with his bow in a bowcase on the elaborate saddle; below horse's tail, °; 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, inscription above key symbol; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 var. SNG Levante -. Cf. SNG Paris 213. Attractive, well-centered and lightly toned. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
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Based on Kimon's Arethusa
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.61 g, 8 h). Female head facing, based on the Arethusa of Kimon, turned slightly to left, her hair bound in an ampyx, and wearing a single pendant earring, a pearl necklace and a necklace of pendants; to left, fish swimming upwards. Rev. ΚΙΛΙΚΙΟΝ - HLK (in Aramaic) Bearded male head (Ares?) to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with upraised earflap and with a palmette and spiral ornament on the bowl. Casebonne Series 2. Jameson 2603 (same obverse die). Moysey Issue 3 (Obverse die 2/-, reverse unrecorded). Very rare, with the obverse die so closely based on Kimon's Arethusa, especially with the fish. Of very fine and refined style, attractively toned. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.80 g, 6 h). Female head facing, turned slightly to left and wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; to left, fish. Rev. ΚΙΛΙΚΙΟΝ - HLK Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with upraised earflap and with palmette and spiral ornament on the bowl. Casebonne Series 2. Jameson 2603 (same obverse die). Well-centered and lightly toned, the female head quite exceptional. Struck from a lightly worn reverse die, and with a short test cut on the reverse edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.77 g, 7 h). Baal seated left, his torso facing, holding grain ear and grape bunch in his right hand, and a lotus-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. Lion attacking stag to left. SNG Paris 329. SNG Levante 112. A lovely example, well-struck and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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CILICIA. Tarsos. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.84 g, 3 h). Female head facing slightly to left, wearing single pendant earrings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing ornate stephane, single pendant earring and pearl necklace. Casabonne Type J2. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris 236. Toned and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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KINGS OF GALATIA. Amyntas, 39-25 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.02 g, 12 h), Side. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ Nike advancing to left, holding in her right hand a long scepter tied with a diadem. SNG BN 2344-8. SNG Copenhagen 94. Rare. Well-centered on a broad flan. Surfaces a little rough, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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CYPRUS. Paphos. Uncertain king, circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 10.98 g, 2 h). 'Bo-ka/ro-se' (in Cypriote syllabic script) Man-headed bull - the river god Bokaros - kneeling to right on ground line, his bearded head turned back to left; above, pellet in crescent. Rev. 'Pa-si' ('King' in Cypriote syllabic script) Astragalos within circular incuse. Cf. BMC 1, ppl. VII, 1 and XXI, 2 (no crescent). Destrooper-Georgiades –. Cf. Jameson 2334 = Weber 7701 (no crescent). Cf. Masson and Amandry pl. I, 4. Cf. Traité II, 1 956 and pl. XXVII, 7 = De Luynes 3006 (no crescent). Tziambazis –. Zapiti & Michaelidou –. But for another example from the same dies, see Roma XVIII, 2019, 661. Extremely rare, the second example known. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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CYPRUS. Paphos. Ti.... ?, circa 470-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.18 g, 1 h). Man-headed bull - the river god Bokaros - moving to right on pelleted ground line, his bearded head turned back to left. Rev. 𐠎𐠯 / 𐠪[𐠞] ( = 'pa-si / ku-ti', 'King of Cyprus Ti...' in Cypriote syllabic script) Astragalos; all within a circular incuse. Cf. De Luynes 3006 and Jameson 2334 = Weber 7701. CNG e430, 2018, 187 (same dies). Nomos 18, 2019, 213 (same reverse die). Triton XXV, 2022, 6137 (same reverse die). Extremely rare. Bold, very well-struck and centered and unusually nice, with an especially powerful river god. Somewhat flatly struck on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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Unique
CYPRUS. Salamis. Nikodamos, circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.27 g, 12 h). 𐠛𐠍𐠭𐠗 - 𐠩𐠵𐠐𐠪𐠞 (= 'pa-si-le-wo-se //Ni-ko-da-mo', 'king Nikodamos', in retrograde Cypriote syllabary, starting on the top right, continuing to the middle left, then starting on the bottom right) Ram recumbent to left. Rev. 𐠛𐠖𐠏𐠩 (= 'se-la-mi-ni', in retrograde Cypriote syllabary, counter-clockwise from the bottom left) Ankh; with the circle, Cypriote syllabary letter 𐠛 (= ni, initial of Nikodamos). Apparently unpublished and unique. Cf. NAC 106, 2018, 310 = Gorny 69, 1994, 424, for a stater of Nikodamos struck from the same obverse die. A remarkably fresh, well-struck and well-preserved example. Obverse struck slightly off-center and with some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 6000 CHF
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CYPRUS. Salamis. Nikodamos, circa 460-450 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.27 g, 10 h). Βα-σι-λῆ-Ϝο-σε Νι-κο-δά-μω Ram lying to left. Rev. mi - la / ni - se Ankh with Ni in the ring. Babelon, Perses, 574 and pl. xvi, 15. BMC pp. xcii-xciii, 2a and pl. XXIII, 16. K. McGregor, The Coinage of Salamis, Cyprus, from the Sixth to the Fourth Centuries, University College London (unpublished PhD Thesis 1998, J.I) 294 (this coin) - Dies o2-r3. Very rare. Beautifully toned as found, and unusually attractive. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3500 CHF
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CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 11.20 g, 5 h). 𐠦𐠍𐠲𐠄𐠁 ('e-u-wa-ko-ro', in Cypriote syllabic script) Youthful Herakles seated right on rock draped with his lion's skin, leaning on club held in his right hand and holding a rhyton with an ornamented top with his left. Rev. 𐠩/ 𐠞 - 𐠃𐠐𐠪E ('pa-si-le-wo-se e' in combined Cypriote syllabic and Greek script) Male goat recumbent to right on dotted base line. Masson & Amandry 1a-c. A very handsome example of this rare issue, well-struck and centered, with an attractive light tone, and a particularly bold reverse. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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Unusually Clear and Attractive
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-72. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.90 g, 1 h), with bevelled edges, c. 66-72. ΒΑCΙ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟC Diademed bust of Antiochus to right. Rev. ΚΟΜ/ΜΑ/Γ - Η/ΝOΝ Crossed cornucopia. BMC -. Kovacs 259. RPC Suppl. I 3859 = SNG Berne 1832 (same dies). A superb, wonderful coin with a magnificent portrait of Antiochus. Very well-struck and nicely centered. Apparently the finest known example of a very rare variety. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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One of just five examples known
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Distater (Gold, 21.5 mm, 17.27 g, 2 h), uncertain mint in Cappadocia, northeastern Syria or northern Mesopotamia, after 305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent on the bowl. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Nike standing left with spread wings, holding a wreath in her right hand and a stylis with her left; at her feet to left, monogram of ΜΑ. HGC 9, 1. SC 55. WSM 1334. Of great rarity, one of five examples known, all struck from the same obverse die, but from two reverse dies. A powerful piece struck in bold relief with a surprisingly individualistic, even masculine head of Athena (an idealised head of Seleukos?). Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 100000 CHF
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SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.33 g, 7 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris , late 280s. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Bull butting to right; above K; in exergue, Θ. SC 149.1. An attractive, well-struck example, with a fine dark green patina. Some minor pitting on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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PHOENICIA. Arados. Autonomous issues, 138/7-44/43 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.00 g, 12 h), year ΟΡ = 170 = 90/89. Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Nike standing to left, holding aplustre in her right hand and palm branch with her left; in the field to left, ΟΡ / aleph / ΜΣ; all within a laurel wreath. BMC 225. Cohen 772. Duyrat 3400. Beautifully toned, very well-struck and most attractive, an exceptional example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 15.5 mm, 8.28 g), struck for use in Asia Minor and the West, Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Irregular oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B, pl. XIII, 27. Meadows, Administration 321. Sharp and clear. Minor marks and a minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 24 mm, 7.47 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon, circa 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; to the left of the flames, frawahr. Göbl I/1; SNS Type IIc/1b, Style P, Group d/1 (Plate 31,143). Sunrise 740. Sharp and attractive. Some very minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram I, 273-276. Dinar (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.43 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram I, with long beard, rayed crown and korymbos; pellet above diadem ribbons. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, one wearing a korymbos, the other a mural crown, and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV16. SNS type I(1)/1ab(1a). Sunrise 754. A nicely centered example. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.44 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, one wearing a korymbos, the other a mural crown, and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. SNS Type I(1)/1(1a), Style I 'hwpy' (Plate 24, A78). Sunrise 765. Very well-struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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The Only Example not in a Museum
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Stater (Gold, 15.2 mm, 8.53 g, 12 h), Alexandria, circa 312. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, wearing elephant’s scalp headdress and an aegis, and with the horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. Prow of galley to right, adorned with one large and one small protective eye. CPE 38. Gulbenkian 1071 = Jameson 999. Svoronos 25 and pl. I, 22-23. Extremely rare, one of four examples known, and the only example in private hands. With a nobly melancholic portrait of Alexander of great quality. Minor marks and struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 125000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Diobol (Bronze, 26 mm, 14.29 g, 12 h), uncertain mint probably in Cyprus, c. early 260s. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, ΔI above grain ear. CPE B317. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 381. An attractive example, natural dark green patina; fine style. Light adjustment marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, c. 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 21.37 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after c. 241. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing ornate necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well-struck and fresh. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.79 g, 11 h), Alexandria. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopiae at his shoulder; between eagle’s legs, ΔΙ. BMFA 2284. CPE 892. Landvatter 52-53 (O13/R- unrecorded reverse die). SNG Copenhagen 197. Svoronos 1124. A well-centered coin with an obverse of exceptionally fine Hellenistic style, very sharply struck. Some surface roughness and traces of double-striking on the reverse. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Extreme Rarity!
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.98 g, 12 h), Soloi in Cilicia, circa 204-200 BC. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder. Landvatter -. Svoronos -. Apparently unique and unpublished. Some slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 13.87 g, 12 h), Soloi in Cilicia, circa 204-200 BC. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, owl facing to left above ME; in field to right, monogram of HP. Landvatter -. Svoronos -. Unique and unpublished. The obverse die of this coin links with the one in the previous lot - though that reverse has no monograms - thus proving that both were struck in the same mint. Traces of die rust and some corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 13.90 g, 11 h), Soloi in Cilicia, circa 200 BC. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with double cornucopiae at his shoulder; in the lower left field, TI; in right field, monogram of ΠA. Landvatter -. Svoronos -. Unique and unpublished. Light die rust on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.98 g, 12 h), Soloi in Cilicia, after circa 200 BC. Jugate busts to right of Serapis, laureate, bearded and draped, and Isis, crowned, diademed and draped. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to left, his head turned back to right, with cornucopia at his shoulder; in field to left, owl facing to left above ME; in field to right, monogram of AP. Landvatter 94-96 var (O-/R-; this obverse die is as yet unrecorded for the mint of Soloi). Svoronos 1136 var. Extremely rare; a complete, spectacular coin of lovely style. Some traces of corrosion and a small edge crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.05 g, 1 h), Telmessos, period of the Fifth Syrian War, 202-195. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, with aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on a thunderbolt; in the field to left, tripod. Apparently unpublished save for the example from different dies that appeared as Gemini 5, 2009, 726. Extremely rare. Struck from slightly rusty dies and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1120 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.99 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, under the regent Aristomenes, 199/8. Draped bust of the youthful Ptolemy Epiphanes to right, wearing diadem ornamented with a laurel wreath. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Winged thunderbolt; above the wings to left and right, 8-rayed star; in the field below the wings to left, monogram of ΑΡ; in the field to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen O7/R17. SNG Copenhagen 527. Svoronos 1249 and pl. XLI, 4. Rare. Sharply struck, a spectacular coin with a bold and serene portrait of the youthful Ptolemy V. Hairline die cracks and some roughness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.08 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, under the regent Aristomenes, 199/8. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ ΣΩΤΗPΟΣ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, monogram of ΑΡ; to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen 22 (O4/R 11). Svoronos 1250 (Group 1, without star on the diadem). Attractive and with a powerful portrait of Ptolemy I. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 14.04 g, 12 h), Alexandria or an uncertain mint in Palestine, under the regent Aristomenes, 199/8. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis, and with a six-pointed star on his diadem at the large curl of hair above Ptolemy I's ear. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ ΣΩΤΗPΟΣ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, monogram of ΑΡ; to right, spearhead upwards. Carlen 30 (O6/R 15). SNG Copenhagen 528. Svoronos 1250α (Group 2, with star on diadem). Sharp and attractive. Tiny flan crack on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.01 g, 12 h), Alexandria (?), after 198. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 244-245. Svoronos 1489. Bright and well-struck. Tiny flan crack at 1h on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.10 g, 11 h), uncertain mint, probably in Cyprus, after 198. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in the field to left, monogram of ΗΡ over a monogram of ΧΕΠΟ above NO. Apparently unpublished. At present unique. With a powerful and impressive portrait of Ptolemy I. Minor roughess, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Once in the collections of the Comtesse de Béhague and E. P. Warren!
KYRENAICA. Euhesperides. Circa 450 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.38 g). Silphium plant with two pairs of leaves and five umbels. Rev. Ε - Υ - Ε - Σ Within a dotted circle, head of bearded Zeus-Ammon to right, with a ram’s horn over his ear and with his hair bound in simple plaits; all within an incuse square. BMC 2-4 and pl. XXXVIII, 7-9, and SNG Cop. 1300 (all struck from the same dies). Warren, Regling, 1368 (this coin). Very rare. Beautifully toned and particularly attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 14000 CHF
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KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Ophellas, Ptolemaic Governor, second reign, 312-309 BC. Stater (Gold, 17.5 mm, 8.61 g, 5 h), Polyanthes. ΚΥΡΑΝΑΙΟΝ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and the reins in both, driving quadriga moving slowly to the right. Rev. ΠΟΛΥΑΝΘΕΥΣ Zeus-Ammon standing facing, his head turned to the left, holding phiale in his right hand and long staff in his left; to left, thymiaterion. BMC 123 (same dies). Naville 134 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 1210. A superb piece with an exceptionally well-struck obverse; lightly toned. Minor marks, minor edge bangs and reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Galba, 68-69. Drachm (Bronze, 38.5 mm, 39.00 g, 12 h), year B = 2 = 68-69. ΣΕΡΟΥΙ ΓΑΛΒΑ ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. L B Draped bust of Nike to right. Dattari (Savio) 322. Geissen 243. K&G 17.22. Milne 352. RPC 5346.3 (this coin). Very rare. Bold and impressive with a dark reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Vespasian, 69-79. Drachm (Bronze, 36.60 mm, 23.48 g, 12 h), year Γ = 3 = 70-71. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. L Γ Draped bust of Nike to right. Dattari (Savio) 389-90. Geissen 288. K&G 20.27. RPC II 2427. An attractive piece with a fine reddish-brown patina. Has been professionally cleaned with excellent results, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Vespasian, 69-79. Diobol (Bronze, 25.40 mm, 9.53 g, 12 h), E = 5 = 72-73. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑ[ΣΙΑΝΟΥ] Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. L E Draped bust of Isis to right, wearing uraeus. Dattari (Savio) 384. K&G 20.39. Geissen 296. RPC II 2438. Well-struck, with good portraits and a dark brown patina with green highlights. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 175 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Domitian, 81-96. Obol (Bronze, 19.60 mm, 4.66 g, 12 h), year B = 2 = 82-83. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. L B Griffin seated right, resting left forepaw on wheel. Dattari (Savio) 6826. Geissen 328. K&G 24.14. RPC II 2487. Very well-struck, with a sharp portrait, a bold griffin on the reverse, and a dark brown patina. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Domitian, 81-96. Drachm (Bronze, 33.60 mm, 21.21 g, 12 h), year ΙΔ = 14 = 94-95. [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΘEΟΥ] ΥΙΟΣ - ΔΟΜΙΤ ΣE[Β ΓEΡΜ] Laureate bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis. Rev. L ΙΔ Domitian, extending his right hand and holding an eagle-tipped scepter in his left, standing right in a biga of centaurs to right; both centaurs hold figures of Nike, but the nearer turns back to present his to the emperor. Dattari (Savio) 453. Geissen 406. K&G 24.223. RPC II 2704. Rare. With a good portrait of Domitian and a most unusual reverse. Dark patina with some coppery show-through. Crudely struck on a rough flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Domitian, 81-96. Drachm (Bronze, 34.70 mm, 25.65 g, 11 h), year ΙΔ = 14 = 94-95. [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΘEΟΥ ΥΙ]ΟΣ ΔΟΜ[ΙΤ ΣEΒ ΓEΡΜ] Laureate bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis. Rev. L ΙΔ Pylon-like triumphal arch with three arches, of which the central is higher, and two 'windows', each containing a statue; the entablature is decorated with broad eye of Horus and, on top, flanked by two military trophies, a sculptural group consisting of the Emperor standing, facing, in a chariot drawn by six horses. Dattari (Savio) 542. Geissen 410. K&G 24.224. RPC II 2708. With an intriguing Graeco-Roman-Egyptian version of a standard Roman triumphal arch! Reddish-brown patina. Very considerable roughness, otherwise, good fine.
Current Bid: 190 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Domitian, 81-96. Drachm (Bronze, 35.00 mm, 24.29 g, 12 h), year ΙΓ = 13 = 93-94. [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ] ΘEΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ - ΔΟΜΙΤ ΣEΒ [ΓEΡΜ] Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. L IΓ Domitian, holding an eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand and a bunch of laurel in his left, standing to right in a quadriga of elephants walking to right, atop the elephants, Nike standing right, holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm in her left. Dattari (Savio) 460. Geissen -. K&G 24.209. RPC II 2694. Dark green-black patina. About very fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 22.53 g, 12 h), year IB = 12 = 108-109. [ΑΥΤ] ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ - [ΓΕΡ]Μ ΔΑ[ΚΙΚ] Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. L IB Nine-oared galley moving to left; mid deck, Serapis enthroned to left, extending his right hand and holding a scepter in his left; before him to left, at the prow, Isis Pharia standing left and holding a sail; behind him to right, Demeter standing left, holding a torch in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left. Dattari (Savio) -. Geissen 488 var (different bust). K&G 27.195 var different bust). RPC III 4301A (this coin). With clear types and an attractive reddish-brown patina. Slightly irregular flan, some roughness and traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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An Extremely Rare Issue of the Ombites Nome
EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 37.60 mm, 28.36 g, 11 h), for the Ombites nome, year 13 = 109-110. [ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕ]Β - ΓΕΡ ΔΑΚΙΚ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. [ΟΜΒΙΤΗϹ] / L I-Γ Haroeris, cuirassed, standing right, wearing a headdress of a sun disk upon ram horns, holding a spear in his right hand and crocodile in his left. Dattari (Savio) 347. Geissen -. K&G N36.3. RPC III 6306 (obverse)/6308 (reverse). Extremely rare, a hitherto unknown die combination. Dark patina. Very carefully cleaned with some strengthening, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
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One of just two known
EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 35.20 mm, 23.02 g, 12 h), year ΙΓ = 13 = 109-110. [ΑΥΤ ΤΡ]ΑΙΑΝ CE - Β ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. L IΓ Serapis standing facing, head to right, half draped, holding a double cornucopia with his left hand and wearing a kalathos on his head; to left, column surmounted by a kalathos with grain ears and poppies; to right, (palm?) branch. Dattari (Savio) -. Meissen -. K&G -. RPC III 4426.2 (this coin, but slightly misdescribed). Extremely rare - the only other example cited by the RPC is in the ANS. Dark brown-red patina. Lightly cleaned, and with some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 36.10 mm, 21.68 g, 12 h), year ΙΓ = 13 = 109-110. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ C - EΒ ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. L IΓ A sphinx-like composite creature, the god Tutu, with a serpent tail, the body of a lion, the head of a crocodile emerging from its chest, and, on its shoulders, a human head lwearing a modified hemhem crown, treading to right on a serpent. Dattari (Savio) 1180. Geissen -. K&G 27.271 corr. (illustration shows bust a, but it is described as having bust g). RPC III 4432. Rare, and with an extraordinary reverse type. Dark reddish-brown patina. Rather rough surfaces. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 16.87 g, 12 h), year IϚ = 16 = 112-113. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ CEΒ - ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ Bust of Trajan to right, wreathed with grain ears, with broad chest showing and drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. EΙΡΗΝΗ Κ - ΑΙ - ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ / L ΙϚ On the left, Eirene standing right, holding grain ears in her left hand and, with her right, clasping the right hand of Hominoid, on the right, standing left, and holding a double cornucopia with her left. Dattari (Savio) 864. Geissen 603. K&G 27.445. RPC III 4715. Dark green-red-brown patina. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 34.45 mm, 17.93 g, 1 h), year IZ = 17 = 113-114. ΑΥΤ - ΤΡΑΙΑΝ CEΒ - ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, with broad chest showing and aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. L IZ On the left, Ares standing facing, his head turned to right, holding parazonium in his right hand and spear in his left; on the right, Athena standing facing, her head turned to left, resting her right hand on a shield by her side and holding a spear with her left. Dattari (Savio) 807. Meissen K&G 27.532. RPC III 4781.3.17 (this coin). Well-struck and with a dark reddish-brown patina. Some traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Bronze, 34.30 mm, 23.40 g, 12 h), year IZ = 17 = 113-114. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ CEΒ ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ Laureate bust of Trajan to right, aegis on his far shoulder. Rev. L IZ Kalathos containing grain ears and poppies in a chariot adorned with a laurel branch and drawn by two crowned winged serpents to right. Dattari (Savio) 1103. Geissen 648. K&G 27.563. RPC III 4804.2. Well-centered, and with an attractive brown patina. Some flatness and infelicities of strike, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25.20 mm, 12.58 g, 12 h), year IE = 15 = 130-131. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙA CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IE On the left, Alexandria, wearing elephant's skin headdress, standing to right, holding a labarum with her left hand and grain ears in her right, facing Hadrian, togate, on the right, standing left, holding scepter in his left hand and clasping Alexandria's right hand with his right. Dattari (Savio) 1267 var. Geissen 10268. K&G 32.505. RPC III 5768. Well-centered and attractively struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Unpublished variety
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 35.10 mm, 22.81 g, 11 h), year IE = 15 = 130-131. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙA CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IE Emperor, togate, standing in slow quadric to right, holding branch in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left; before him, Alexandria, wearing elephant's skin headdress, standing left, raising her right arm in greeting and holding a vexillum in her left; all on top of a long, rectangular, garlanded base. Dattari (Savio) 1595 var. (no base). Geissen 1037 var. (same). K&G 32.510 var. (same). RPC III 5780 and 5782 var (same). A very rare or unpublished variant. Very well-struck, clear, with types in high relief, and a pleasing dark green uncleaned patina as found. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Diobol (Bronze, 25.80 mm, 10.79 g, 11 h), year IE = 15 = 130-131. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙA CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L I-E Emperor, in military dress, seated left on galley, raising his right hand in salutation and holding a scepter in his left; to right, at the galley stern, steersman. Dattari (Savio) 1582. Geissen 1032. K&G 32.513. RPC III 5785. Rare. Clear and attractive, well-struck and with a dark green patina and some earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.60 mm, 24.99 g, 12 h), year ΙϚ = 16 = 131-132. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙA CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IϚ Emperor, togate, standing right in a quadric moving slowly to right, holding an eagle-tipped scepter in his left hand and a palm branch in his right. Dattari (Savio) 1592. Geissen 1048-1049. K&G 32.522. RPC III 5790. Well-struck and with a dark, reddish-brown patina. Some traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 35.00 mm, 22.62 g, 11 h), year ΙϚ = 16 = 131-132. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙA CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L I-Ϛ Nilus seated left on pile of rocks, holding a reed in his right hand, a cornucopiae in his left, and resting his left elbow on a crocodile to right. Dattari (Savio) 7745. Geissen 1056. K&G 32.519. RPC III 5791. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 27.70 mm, 12.16 g, 11 h), year IZ = 17 = 132-133. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L - IZ The Pharos lighthouse surmounted by a lantern topped by a statue of Poseidon; at the two visible corners of the tower, a statue of a triton blowing a trumpet. Dattari (Savio) 1933. Geissen 1082. K&G 32.557. RPC III 5853. With a clear view of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Dark patina. Minor traces of cleaning, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Diobol (Bronze, 26.00 mm, 9.93 g, 11 h), year IZ = 17 = 132-133. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L I-Z Harpocrates standing facing, head left, raising his right hand to his mouth and holding a cornucopia with his left. Dattari (Savio) 1722. Geissen 3466. K&G 32.564. RPC III 5862. Well-struck and sharp, with a brown-green patina . Good very fine.
Current Bid: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 26.91 g, 11 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ・ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L I-H Two canopic jars, one on the left and the other on the right, with their heads turned facing each another. Dattari (Savio) 1662. Geissen 1107-1108. K&G 32.590. RPC III 5881. Well-struck and clear with a dark patina with coppery highlights. Some roughness, minor flan fault on the reverse and traces of cleaning, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 33.00 mm, 26.42 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L-I-H The Dioskouroi standing facing, wearing military dress and with their heads turned towards one another, each holding a spear and a parazonium. Dattari (Savio) 1684. K&G 32.581. Köln 1113. RPC III 5888. Boldly struck with an especially fine reverse; dark blackish patina with green highlights. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 580 CHF
Estimate: 725 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 26.05 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH Isis Pharia advancing right, holding sistrum in her right hand and a sail in both. Dattari (Savio) 1760. Geissen 1117. K&G 32.586. RPC III 5893A. Dark green patina. Traces of careful cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Unusually Well-Preserved
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 35.00 mm, 28.55 g, 11 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ・- ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH Isis Pharia advancing right, her cloak billowing out behind her, holding a full sail; to right, detailed view of the Pharos of Alexandria showing the statue of Poseidon at the top and two tritons. Dattari (Savio) 1768. Geissen 1121-2. K&G 32.589. RPC III 5895. Very well-centered and sharply struck, an exceptionally fine piece with a fine dark, reddish-brown patina and cleanly struck. A few minor cleaning marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 33.10 mm, 25.61 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ・- ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH Isis Pharia advancing right, her cloak billowing out behind her, holding a full sail; to right, detailed view of the Pharos of Alexandria showing the statue of Poseidon at the top and two tritons. Dattari (Savio) 1768. Geissen 1121-2. K&G 32.588. RPC III 5895. Clear and attractive with a dark, blackish-brown patina and reddish highlights. Professionally and carefully cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Very rare
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 25.64 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙ[ΑΝΟC CEB] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L - IH Draped bust of Nilus to right, wearing a taenia ending in lotus buds over his forehead; and with a cornucopia, here barely visible, over his far shoulder. Dattari (Savio) -. Geissen -. K&G -. RPC III 5897. Extremely rare. With a dark brown patina and a superb "portrait" of Nilus on the reverse. Very well cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 32.00 mm, 26.16 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH A sphinx-like composite creature, the god Tutu, with a serpent tail, the body of a lion, the head of a crocodile emerging from its chest, and, on its shoulders, a human head wearing a modified hemhem crown, treading to left on a serpent; on Tutu's back, griffin seated to left, holding a wheel between its forepaws. Dattari (Savio) 2004. Geissen 1132. K&G 32.597. RPC III 5912. With a most unusual reverse type and a brown patina. Both sides slightly flattened in antiquity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.50 mm, 21.87 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L I-H Two erect snakes facing each other: Agathodaemon, on the left facing right, with a caduceus and, on the right facing left, Uraeus with a sistrum. Dattari (Savio) 1991. Geissen 1097. K&G 32.574. RPC III 5908. With a pair of bold and clear serpents, and a brown patina. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 34.00 mm, 28.68 g, 12 h), year IH = 18 = 133-134. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝO - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IH Sphinx seated left, resting right forepaw on wheel. Dattari (Savio) 1996. Geissen 1138-9. K&G 32.603. RPC III 5915. Boldly struck with dark, reddish-brown surfaces, and most attractive. Traces of very skillful cleaning, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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Wonderful reverse type
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Drachm (Bronze, 33.30 mm, 21.61 g, 12 h), year 19 = 134-135. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - [ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEB] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L EΝΝEΑΚ Δ Harpocrates seated left on lotus blossom, raising his right hand to his mouth and holding a lotus bud in his left. Dattari (Savio) 1725. Geissen -. K&G 32.655. RPC III 5999. Very rare. Dark green and brown patina. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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