obolos 3
15 November 2015
Webauction
Beautiful archaic style
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 520-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 1.06 g). Female head with long hair to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Auriol annexe 2, 11 and pl. 41, 11. Struck in high relief and with a head of beautiful archaic style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 475-470/65 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.89 g). Helmeted head of Athena to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Furtwängler, Massalia, em. I, pl. II, 7-13. Attractively toned and very well preserved. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 350-215 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.83 g 12). Bare head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. SNG Copenhagen 723. A lovely example perfectly struck on a full flan. Attractively toned and of great style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 380-336 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.71 g 2). Bare head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 337-338 var. SNG Copenhagen 723. A most attractive piece with a fine yellow tone. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-121 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.68 g 1). Bare head of Apollo to left, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 31. A lovely example with most attractive iridescent toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 218/15-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.67 g 11). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 18. A coin of particularly fine style and good silver. Insignificant flan crack on chin, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 218/5-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.59 g 11). Bare head of Apollo to left. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 18. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare variety with artist’s signature
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 218/215-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.54 g 7). Bare head of Apollo to left with earring in the form of ΠAP. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. DLT 687. Cf. CGB 34, 2008, 1185. Lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Fine style Drachm
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 220/210-200/190 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14x17mm, 2.62 g 7). Head of Artemis to right, wearing laurel wreath, elaborate earring and necklace. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling right. Brenot, Marseille, 1. DLT 821. Lovely early style. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 220/210-200/190 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.72 g 7). Head of Artemis to right, wearing laurel wreath, elaborate earring and necklace. Rev. MAΣΣA Lion prowling right; O between legs. Brenot, Marseille, 1. DLT -. Beautiful early style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Attractively toned and of particularly fine style
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 326/317-290 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21mm, 7.34 g 1). Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, Artemis standing facing, holding two torches; below truncation, APTEMI. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head: below, N (retrograde). HN III 579. SNG ANS 340. A beautifully toned example of fine style. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 275-250 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20mm, 7.19 g 1). Head of nymph to left; behind neck, herm to right. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, IΣ. HN Italy 586. Sambon 518. Attractive and toned. Hair slightly strengthened, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 300 CHF
CAMPANIA, Phistelia. Circa 325-275 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.51 g 6). Head of nymph facing slightly to left. Rev. Lion standing to left, raising forepaw; above, star; below, serpent. HN 619. SNG ANS 590. A beautifully toned and unusually well preserved example. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Barium Bronze from the de la Tour collection
APULIA, Barium. Circa 180-160 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 19mm, 5.22 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind, two stars. Rev. ΒΑΡΙΝΩΝ Eros over prow right. HN Italy 733. SNG ANS 652-654. SNG Munich 453. Rare. A particularly nice example for this type with a most attractive sand patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 7.61 g 10). TAPAΣ (retrograde) Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, both arms outstretched; below, scallop shell. Rev. Beardless man, seated to left on stool, wearing himation; holding a spindle in his right hand and a staff in his left. HN III 844. Vlasto 186. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 5.92 g 1). Dioskouros, raising right hand and holding rein in his left, on horseback left; to right, monogram and pileos; below, ΞE-NOKPA/T-HΣ in two lines. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos, holding trident in his right hand and raising drapery aloft in left, riding dolphin left, head and torso facing; to right, monogram; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. Vlasto 955-7. With a particularly dynamic depiction of Phalantos. Minor roughness and struck with slightly worn dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Beautifully toned and well-struck
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 325-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.78 g, 1 h), struck under magistrates Sim... and Phi.... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield, two lances, and spear; ΣIM below. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding spindle over his left shoulder; before, eagle standing right; below, ΦI and waves. SNG ANS 982 (same dies). Vlasto 576 (same dies). Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 281-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.64 g 12). Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield, two lances, and spear; below, ΦIΛ. Rev. TAΡAΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding bunch of grapes and distaff; in upper left field, EY; below, AΓA. HN III 973. Vlasto 708. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 6.43 g 6), Neyme..., Zo... and Poly.... Nude youth on horseback right, crowning horse with wreath; behind, ZΩ; below, NEY/MH in two lines. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ / ΠOΛY Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding Phrygian helmet; two stars flanking. HN III 1006. Vlasto 739-47. Nicely toned. Obverse struck somewhat off center and reverse slightly encrusted, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A lovely example of great style
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 6.59 g 9), Eu... and Apollo.... ΕΥ / ΑΠΠΟΛΩ Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse’s head; below horse, two amphorae. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a kantharos in his outstretched right hand and a trident in his left; to left, ΘΙ; to right, Β. HN III 1010. SNG ANS 1118. Vlasto 764. An attractive and scarce piece, nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2350 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-228 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.66 g 4). Kantharos; around, five pellets. Rev. Kantharos; to left, Kerykeion; around, five pellets. Vlasto 1632. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 8.14 g 12). META Ear of barley with six grains. Rev. Ear of barley with six grains, incuse; rayed border. HN III 1484. Noe 245. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1120 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 0.72 g 12). Barley-ear with four grains; annulets flanking. Rev. Incuse barley grain; annulets flanking. HN Italy 1488. Noe 297. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.32 g 12). Ear of barley with four grains; uncertain symbol (ant?) to right. Rev. Boukranion. HN Italy 1500. Noe 346. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 125 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 400-340 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 7.61 g, 6 h). Head of Dionysus to right, wearing diadem decorated with ivy leaves; behind, Σ. Rev. META Barley ear of six grains with leaf to left; above, leaf. Noe 464. A rare type of fine style. Insignificant scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 400-340 . Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.81 g, 10 h), Head of Demeter to right, hair bound with fillet. Rev. META / ΛY Barley ear of seven grains with leaf to right. HN Italy 1541. Noe 483 (6 examples). Rare. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Elegant head of Leukippos
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.88 g 6). ΛEYKI[ΠΠOΣ] Helmeted head of Leukippos to right; behind, dog seated left, forepaw raised; [Σ ]below neck. Rev. META Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to right; dove above leaf, AM[I] below leaf. Johnston B3.10. HN III 1576. Nicely toned and with a portrait of great serenity. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 400-340 . Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.74 g, 5 h), Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley ear wreath; behind, barley ear; [API] on truncation of neck. Rev. META Barley ear of six grains, leaf to left. HN III 1522. Noe 440. Lightly toned. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Nomos (Silver, 17mm, 8.16 g 4). ΠOM[E] Poseidon advancing right, wielding trident. Rev. ΠOME (retrograde) Bull standing left within circular incuse. HN Italy 1114. SNG ANS 651-3. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 2.50 g 12). VM Bull walking to left, his head turned back to right. Rev. In incuse, bull walking to right, his head turned back to left. Fabricius class B. Gorini 4. HN Italy 1736. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21mm, 7.38 g 3). Φ / AP Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a wing. Rev. ΥEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, kerykeion. HN Italy 1316. Williams 520. Minor corrosion on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Medma. 4th century BC. Unit (Bronze, 15mm, 3.51 g 3). Facing female head (of Persephone?). Rev. Facing female head (of nymph Mesma?). Garucci pl. 116, 7. HN Italy 2433. Very rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.29 g 11). KAVΛ Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a daimon running to right on his outstretched left arm; in lower right field, stag standing to right, head turned left. Rev. KAVΛ (retrograde) Stag standing to right; to right, laurel branch. HN III 2046. SNG ANS 178. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. Triobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.15 g 4). ϘPO Tripod; grain ear to right. Rev. Octopus. Attianese 80. HN Italy 2154. SNG ANS 414. Well struck on a full flan. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 470-440 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.46 g 7). Tripod. Rev. Octopus. Attianese 84. Nicely toned and very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23mm, 7.81 g 3). Eagle standing left on olive branch; below, AI. Rev. KPO / Δ Tripod. HN Italy 2172. SNG ANS 366 (same dies). Beautifully toned. Slightly weakly struck on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 317-310 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.51 g 4). Pegasos flying to left; below, kerykeion to left. Rev. ΛΟΚΡΩΝ Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to left. Pegasi 12. SNG ANS 512. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. Diobol (1/6 Stater) (Silver, 11mm, 1.09 g 1). Head of nymph Terina to right, her hair in sphendone; behind, Π. Rev. TEPI (retrograde) Nike seated left on cippus, wearing sleeveless long chiton, holding kerykeion with her raised right hand; beneath her wings, Π. Holloway 71. SNG ANS 870. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480-470 BC. Hemiobol (?) (Silver, 8mm, 0.22 g). Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Rev. Wheel of four spokes. Jenkins 189. SNG ANS 40. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-415 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.98 g 5). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; below, bird. Rev. CEΛAΣ Forepart of man-headed bull (river god) right. Jenkins, Gela 477 (O92/R187). SNG ANS 94-95 (same obverse die). Struck from a worn obverse die as usual and with several scuffs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Litra or Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.88 g). Cock standing right. Rev. Mill-sail incuse. SNG ANS 144. SNG Lockett 781. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.12 g 4). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. LEONTINOΣ Head of roaring lion right; around, four barley grains. SNG ANS 231 (same reverse die ). Rizzo pl. XXII, 26 (same reverse die). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
SICILY, Messana. Circa 460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.30 g 2). Charioteer, holding kentron in his left hand and reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath held in both hands; laurel leaf in exergue. Rev. MESSANION Hare springing right. Dewing 642. SNG Delepierre 589. Die breaks on obverse and flan faults on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
SICILY, Messana. Circa 460-451 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.61 g 2). Hare springing to right; below, B. Rev. MES (retrograde) within wreath. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Munich -. Rare variant. Some roughness, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Nicely toned and pedigreed Naxos Hemidrachm
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 415-403. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 1.68 g 8). AΣΣINOΣ Horned head of river god Assinos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. NAΞIΩN Silenos, nude and ithyphallic, squatting facing half-right, head left, on rocks, holding kantharos in his right hand and two pipes in his left. Basel 387. BMC 23. Cahn 115.6 (V73A/R93). Campana 23. Jameson 638. SNG ANS 528. SNG Lloyd 1160. SNG München 764. McClean 2476 (all from the same dies). Rizzo pl. 30, 5. Rare. A lovely example with a dark old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 400-390 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.49 g 7). Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron in his right hand, reins in both; Nike flying right above, crowning charioteer; Punic "sys" and shell in exergue. Rev. Female head right wearing necklace; four dolphins around. Jenkins 12. SNG Lloyd 1581. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Uncertain Punic military mint, “People of the camp”. Circa 320/15-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.10 g 5). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. s’mmhnt (= people of the camp) Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins 161 (O49/R145). Slightly cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
SICILY, Uncertain Punic military mint, “People of the camp”. Circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 15.92 g 4). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. s’mmhnt (= people of the camp) Horse's head to left, palm tree behind. Jenkins 321. SNG Lloyd 1644. Nicely toned. Insignificant scratch above horse head, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.97 g 11). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem and with her hair tied in krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 81, 83 var. - (V38/R54) (unlisted die combination). Good fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.19 g 1). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 116 (V53 / R81). SNG ANS 44. Nicely toned. Minor corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.15 g 6). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 149 (V66/R103). Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.02 g 12). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 174 (V76/R121). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.93 g 4). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 241 (V108/R164). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.23 g 8). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Cf. Boehringer 269 ff (unlisted dies). Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.19 g 1). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 305 (V146/R305). Randazzo Hoard 470 (same dies ). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.31 g 4). Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 322 (V157/R225). Minor metal faults and reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.94 g 4), struck circa 460-450. Quadriga walking to right, driver holds the reins in his left hand and his goad in his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos swimming to right. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and diadem of pearls, and with her hair drawn up at the back; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise to right. Cf. Boehringer 468-481. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.90 g 7), struck circa 430-420. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣION Head of Arethusa right, hair bound by four bands, wearing necklace; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 681 (V337/R459). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 15.75 g 11), struck circa 450-439. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa right, hair bound in sakkos; four dolphins swimming around. Boehringer 712 (V347/R481). Struck from a very worn obverse die, but with a particularly nice reverse. Fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9 mm, 0.36 g, 8 h). Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound in ampyx and sphendone. Rev. ΣΥΡA Four-spoked wheel, two dolphins in lower quarters. SNG ANS 301. SNG Copenhagen 669. A charming coin of nice style. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An elegant Dilitron from Syracuse with a lovely patina
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 28 mm, 18.05 g, 9 h), c. 339/8-334. ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Free horse prancing to left. SNG ANS 533-541. SNG Lloyd 1456-1457. A particularly attractive example struck on a broad flan. Very attractive green patina. Some details strengthened and some smoothing, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3250 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 32mm, 27.96 g 11). ΣYPA Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with wreath. Rev. Sea-star between two dolphins. SNG ANS 455. SNG Lloyd 1452. Virzi 1422. Minor smoothing, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 21mm, 8.05 g 11), struck circa 390 BC. ΣYPAΣΩΣIA Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with wreath. Rev. Hippocamp to left. CNS 35. SNG ANS 426 ff. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Attractively toned and most attractive
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 19mm, 3.61 g 5), struck circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind head, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins O14/R18. SNG ANS 629. Toned and fairly well centered with a fine head of Apollo. Good very fine.
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Starting Price: 2000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 16mm, 3.56 g 6), struck circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, star. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins Group B. SNG ANS 623-5. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 14 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h), struck circa 317-310. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΣYPAKΣIΩN Charioteer, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right, driving biga galloping to right; below, triskeles running to left. Dewing 934. Jameson 858. SNG ANS 552. SNG Lockett 1000. A nice example with a very elegant head of Apollo. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 15.81 g 4), struck circa 305-295. KOΡAΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; to left, monogram of AN; to right, triskeles of legs running to left. SNG ANS 664. SNG Lockett 1004. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.03 g 9), 305-295. KOΡAΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; to left, triskeles running to right. Pozzi 647. SNG ANS 677. A most attractive piece with an old irisdescent toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.03 g 3). Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below, A. AMNG 416. BMC 240. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 5.83 g 7). Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below dolphin, monogram of ΑΠ. AMNG 419. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 28mm, 5.48 g). Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below eagle’s tail, Η; below dolphin, Δ. AMNG I 431. SNG BM 245. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
THRACE, Mesambria. Circa 350-300 BC. Unit (Bronze, 1.35 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. META wihtin wheel of four spokes. SNG BM 278-279. SNG Stancomb 223. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE, Mesambria. Circa late 1st Century BC. Unit (Bronze, 22mm, 7.27 g 1). Wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. MEΣAM-BΡIANΩN grape with leaf below; above, Δ. SNG Copenhagen 659. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.37 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellets in two quarters. SNG Copenhagen 824. SNG Oxford 3585. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE, Chersonesos. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 2.06 g), imitation of Eastern Celts. Forepart of lion right, his head turned to left. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in each of the sunken squares, pellet. Cf. BMC 8 (for prototype). Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 427/6-425/4 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 1.13 g 5). Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos. Rev. AIN Goat standing right; before, vine tendril. AMNG 305. May 176. SNG Copenhagen 405. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 9.50 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1008-9. Attractively toned. Struck with a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.48 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing to right, carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1014. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 200 CHF
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.76 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. Attractive dark toning. Some scuffs and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 450 CHF
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After circa 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.76 g 12). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and taenia. Rev. HΡAKΛEOΥΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder; to left, monogram. HGC 359. Le Rider 51. An attractive example with a lovely iridescent toning. Nicely toned. Minor nicks, otherwise, good very fine.
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After circa 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35mm, 16.90 g 12). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing taenia and ivy wreath. Rev. HPAKΛEOVΣ / ΣΩTEPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder;; to left, M. SNG Copenhagen 1047. Struck fairly early in the series and of relatively good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After circa 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36mm, 16.88 g 11). Head of a youthful Dionysos to right, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ / ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder; in field to left, monogram. Cf. SNG Lockett 1042 (different monogram). Attractively toned and struck on a particularly broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After circa 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.65 g 12). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and taenia. Rev. HΡAKΛEOΥΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder; to left, monogram. Le Rider, Thasiennes 51. SNG Copenhagen 1040. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.55 g 12), Magnesia ad Maeandrum, struck circa 297-281. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; to left, torch; in inner field, monogram. Müller 443a. Thompson 115. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305- 281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.11 g 11), Pella, struck circa 286/5-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; in field to left, AR monogram. Müller 471. Thompson 253. A very attractive piece with a light toning. A few minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A bright and well struck Drachm from Lysimachos
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.29 g 12), Ephesos, struck circa 294-287. Head of the deified Alexander to right, horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left; on left, bee to left between Ε - Φ. Thompson 168. An attractive, bright example. Extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 750 CHF
THRACE, Byzantion. Circa mid 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34mm, 16.73 g 11), Lysimachos type. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, wearing horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand and spear in her left; below throne, ΒΥ and ornamental trident; to left, monogram. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1139 var. (different monogram). Lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Siris. Circa 525-480 BC. 1/8 Stater or Trihemiobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.19 g). Satyr without tail crouching to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally. HPM p. 81, 12, pl. VII, 13. SNG ANS 970 var. (pellets flanking satyr, attributed to “Lete”). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON, Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11mm, 0.88 g). Goose standing right, head turned to left; to left, lizard; below, A. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 285. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.59 g 1), Amphipolis, c. 340/336-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga rushing to right, driven by charioteer holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; below horses, ivy leaf. Le Rider 67. SNG ANS 250-254. A lovely example with a particularly nice head of Apollo. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 14.31 g 3), Amphipolis, circa 342/1-329/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below foreleg, aplustre. Le Rider 340 ff. (this obverse die). Test cut on reverse. Struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Exceptional example
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.55 g 2), Amphipolis, struck during the reign of Philip III, 323/2 - 315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga rushing to right, driven by charioteer holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; below horses, trident. Le Rider 206 (same dies). A most attractive piece perfectly struck on a full flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 4250 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.52 g 6), Sardes, struck circa 334-323. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; to left, stag head to right. Price 2531. Rare variety. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.54 g 12), Sardes, struck circa 330/25-324/3. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent, single-pendant earring, and necklace. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; to left, head of griffin. Price 2533. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.14 g 12), Salamis, struck circa 332/1-323 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, bow to left. Price 3139. Small nicks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 10 h), Amphipolis, struck circa 325-323/2. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram of TE. Price 83. Troxell, studies, issue E4. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.95 g 8), Side, struck circa 325-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, ΦI; below throne, BΣ. Price 2955. Nicely toned and of particularly fine style. Minor flan fault at 11 o’clock, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.05 g 12), Sidon, year Y = 20 = 314/3 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Y (date); below throne, ΣI. Price 3508. Attractively toned and with a very elegant head of Herakles. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.02 g 8), ’Amphipolis’, struck circa 315-294. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in left field, Λ above torch; below throne, HΓ monogram. Müller 36. Price 445. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
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