obolos 3
15 November 2015
Webauction
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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
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
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.14 g 5), Amphipolis, struck circa 315-294. 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, Λ above torch; under throne, kantharos. Price 468. Minor flan fault and some encrustations on reverse. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.99 g, 8 h), Uranopolis (?), struck circa 300-290. 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, star on cone above Θ; below throne, monogram of ME. Price 522. Minor obverse pitting, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.78 g 12), Erythrai, under the magistrate Parmenion, struck circa 290-275. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / ΠAPMENΩN Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, EPY above club within wreath. Price 1916 var. (ΠAPMENIΩN). Rare. Minor reverse corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.76 g, 12 h), Kallatis, struck circa 250-225. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, grain ear (here off flan). Price 928. An attractive coin with a lovely head of Herakles. Nicely toned. Very small edge nick below Herakles’ neck, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 16.74 g 12), Dionysopolis (?) or uncertain mint in the Black Sea area, circa 225-190 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in left field, grape; below throne, monogram of ΡΚΑ. Price -, but cf. 947-960. Apparently unpublished and, perhaps, unique. Minor cut on the obverse and scuffs on the edge, probably from the removal of a mount, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
GREEK. A lot containing two Drachms of Alexander III ’the Great’. . Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 4.25 g 11), Sardes. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram; below throne, horse leg. Price P74. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Ex Leu 91, 10 May 2004, 127
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5mm, 17.27 g 12), Chalkis, struck circa 290-287. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in outer field to left, Κ; in outer field to right, bunch of grapes. Meydancikkale 2585. Newell 150 (obverse die CLVII). A beautiful, toned coin with a superbly noble portrait of Demetrios of exceptionally fine style. Some very minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Unit (Bronze, 16mm, 2.04 g 11), uncertain mint, after 290. Head of Demetrios to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. BA Prow to right; to right, bipennis; below, monogram of AP. Newell 163. SNG Alpha Bank 956. An attractive coin with a lovely green patina. Small flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 17.03 g 1), Amphipolis, circa 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat skin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding left, holding shield with her left hand and brandishing a thunderbolt in her right; to left, facing Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period I, 95a. Pozzi 2037. SNG Copenhagen 1199. Reverse somewhat weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
KINGS of MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Unit (Bronze, 24mm, 11.13 g 6), Amphipolis (?). Head of Poseidon to right, hair bound with taenia; trident over far shoulder. Rev. MAKE-ΔONΩN above and below club; below, two monograms; all within oak wreath. AMNG 32. SNG Copenhagen 1294. A pleasant, well-centered example with an extraordinarily nice head of Poseidon. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, circa 187-168 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.43 g, 8 h), Pella or Amphipolis mint. Club and MA/KE in two lines on Macedonian shield. Rev. Macedonian helmet to left; two monograms to left, monogram and star to right. Jameson 1016. Kremydi, Autonomous, Series III, 42 (O21/R29). SNG Stockholm 1154. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 125 CHF
MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), First Meris (District). Circa 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.88 g 9), Amphipolis. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder; all at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents. Rev. MAKEΔONΩN / ΠΡΩTHΣ Club with head to right between two lines of inscription; above, monogram; below, two other monograms; around, oak wreath with ties to left; to left of the ties, thunderbolt. AMNG III 176. SNG Copenhagen 1314-5. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), First Meris (District). Circa 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.73 g 12), Amphipolis. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder; all at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents. Rev. MAKEΔONΩN / ΠΡΩTHΣ Club with head to right between two lines of inscription; above, monogram; below to left and right, two monograms; around, oak wreath with ties to left; to left of the ties, thunderbolt. AMNG III 176. SNG Copenhagen 1314-5. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), First Meris (District). Circa 167-149 BC. (Silver, 32mm, 16.37 g 6), Amphipolis. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder; all at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents. Rev. MAKEΔONΩN / ΠΡΩTHΣ Club with head to right between two lines of inscription; above, EP; below, two monograms; around, oak wreath with ties to left; to left of the ties, thunderbolt. AMNG III 171. SNG Copenhagen -. Beautifully toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON (Roman Province). Aesillas, Quaestor, circa 95-70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.24 g 12), uncertain mint. [MAKEΔON]ΩΝ Head of the deified Alexander the Great to right. Rev. AESILLAS Money chest, club, and chair Q in right field; all within wreath. AMNG 213. SNG Copenhagen 1330. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Time of Gordian III, 238-2. Double Unit (?) (Bronze, 26 mm, 13.02 g, 2 h), AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Head of Alexander to right, wearing tainia. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩKO / B Two prize urns, each with a palm, on table; amphora below. AMNG 134. SNG Copenhagen 1367. Nice green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Beautifully toned and with an extraordinary head of Zeus
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd to mid 1st century BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 6.29 g 12), Sosipatros and Gorgopas magistrates. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; [Σ]ΩΣI-ΠATPOΣ above spear, NI in inner left field, ΓOPΓΩΠΑΣ in exergue. BCD II 862.3. McClean 4873-5. Toned and with a fine style Zeus for the issue. Sharp and clear. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 300 CHF
From the BCD Collection
THESSALY, Lamia. first quarter of the 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.86 g, 12 h). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΛΑΜΙ / ΕΩ / Ν Amphora with tall handles; to right, prochous with handle to right. BMC p. 22, 1, pl. III, 12. Georgiou, p. 160 and pl. 1, 4 (period B, AR group I). SNG Fitzwilliam 2378. Nicely toned. A few minor marks, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 950 CHF
THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 5.93 g 10). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing to right, wearing plain necklace; above in small letters, [ΣIMO]. Rev. ΛAΡI Horse feeding to right. BCD Thessaly 196 (same obverse die ). Lorbeer 1992, 10.2. Reverse struck from worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.97 g 11). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring and simple necklace. Rev. ΛAΡIΣ / AIΩN Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD Thessaly 1155. Beautifully toned. Insignificant scratches and stress marks on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
From the BCD collection
THESSALY, Skotussa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.45 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Σ-KO Forepart of bridled horse walking right, with dangling rein; all in shallow circular incuse. SNG Copenhagen 252. SNG Soutzos 395 (same obverse die). Cf. Lanz 97, 22 May 2000, 234 (for a coin struck from the same dies but in a later state with a die flaw on the reverse). Rare. Nicely toned. Slightly porous and with minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 950 CHF
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.57 g 3). Pegasos flying to right; below, Λ. Rev. Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right; behind head, pecking cock and Λ. Pegasi 106. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 457-446 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.94 g 4). Frontal bull’s head, O and Φ to left and right. Rev. Forepart of boar to right; to right, olive twig. BCD Lokris-Phokis 238. Williams 210. Somewhat porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An attractive and bright Stater from Thebes
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.17 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 437-438 var. SNG Copenhagen 284. An attractive, bright coin. Some die faults on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 379-368 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 19x23mm, 12.19 g 12), Peli.... Boeotian shield. Rev. Amphora; ΠE-ΛI across central field; all within incuse concave circle. BCD Boiotia 512. Hepworth 80. Beautifully toned. Minor flan faults on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.16 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. An attractive, clearly struck piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.22 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8a-8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Finely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.16 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Nearly extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 1500 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.17 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. A well struck example of fine style. Insignificant die break on nose, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lovely Athens Drachm
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 4.27 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. A lovely toned piece struck on a broad flan. Minor mark on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 4.20 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 10. SNG Copenhagen 41. Minor die flaw on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.27 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. Minor encrustations, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Spectacular Athens Obol
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.69 g 11). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 13. Cf. Svoronos pl. 10, 46. A very well struck and well toned example, with a remarkable obverse. Gash on the reverse, probably made when found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 460s-450s. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.67 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. SNG Berry 682. Svoronos pl. 9, 42. A charming and nicely toned little coin with a beautiful archaizing head of Athena. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.36 g 12). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 14. SNG Copenhagen 59-61. Nicely toned and good metal. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.14 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8a-8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.20 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. A very well and sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1750 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Graffito on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.19 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.65 g 12), Dorothe(os), Dioph..., and Diokle(ides), struck 132/1. Head of Athena to right, wearing necklace, pendent earring, and triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with the protomes of four horses above the visor, a Pegasos in flight rightward above the raised earpiece. Rev. A-ӨE / ΔΩP/OӨE / ΔIO/KΛE - ΔIOΦ Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; to right, forepart of lion to right; below amphora, ΔI; all within wreath. Thompson 384e-f. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 11.94 g). Sea turtle. Rev. Incuse square with mill-sail pattern. Asyut Group IVa. Dewing 1657. SNG Copenhagen 501. Obverse die break, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 11.77 g). Sea turtle. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Struck somewhat off center, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 510-480 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 3.33 g). Sea-turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Windmill pattern with four sunken segments. Milbank Pl. I, 9. SNG Lockett 1965. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 40
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 11.28 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. An attractive, toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
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ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.15 g). Tortoise seen from above; at the center of the shell, uncertain countermark (bird’s head?). Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. A well centered and nicely toned example. Insignificant scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A most attractive countermark of human hand
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.30 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell; atop, countermark of human hand, with Σ to left; all within an oval indent. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. SNG Delepierre 1836. Toned. Obverse struck from a slightly corroded die and slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.23 g 2). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments; A-IΓI in upper two, dolphin in lower left section. Milbank Pl. III, 5. SNG Delepierre 1548-9. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the D. J.H. Judd Collection, Leu 15, 4 May 1976, 238 and that of Mrs. J. Cammann
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 470 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.59 g 11). Pegasos flying right; below, Koppa. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; behind, Koppa. BCD 23. Niggeler I, 308 (same obverse die). Pozzi 1654 (same obverse die). Ravel 274 (this coin). A beautifully toned piece. Struck from a worn and corroded obverse die, and with a slightly double-struck reverse with a few minor marksotherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2750 CHF
Starting Price: 2750 CHF
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.55 g 7). Pegasus flying to left with curved wing; below, Λ. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; above, Λ; to right, shield. BCD -. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.65 g 3). Dove alighting right; above tail, Σ. Rev. Dove flying right. BCD 255.3. A rare variety. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
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SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.62 g, 12 h). Dove alighting right; above tail, Σ. Rev. Dove flying right, above tail, retrograde Σ. BCD 254.2. Quite a rare variant. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise. Extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 400 CHF
PHLIASIA, Phlious. Circa 280-270 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17mm, 2.79 g 12). Bull butting to left, head lowered and turned to face the viewer Rev. Φ Ivy wreath with four inner leaves, tied at the bottom and with a rosette of seven berries at the top. BCD Peloponnesos 136. BMC 18 ff. Struck from worn dies and slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ACHAIA, Pellene. Circa 340-320 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.63 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, monogram of ΠE. Rev. ΠEΛ within wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 586. Toned. Some corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ELIS, Olympia. Circa 350s BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.93 g 7). Head of the nymph Olympia to right, with her hair in a roll and wearing earring. Rev. FA Eagle, with closed wings and head turned to back to left, standing right. BCD Olympia 170 (this coin). Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Among the finest known Obols from Pheneos
ARCADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.90 g 3). Bust of youthful Hermes to right, his cloak tied around his neck and with his petasos hanging behind, suspended by a cord. Rev. ΦΕ Ram standing to right; above, kerykeion to right. BCD 1608. BMC 5. Traité II, 3, 891. Weber 4317. Rare. A lovely coin, beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
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Starting Price: 3750 CHF
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Late 4th-3rd century BC. 1/4 Drachm (Silver, 11mm, 1.49 g 12). Head of nymph facing three quarters to left. Rev. ΣI-NΩ Eagle facing with spread wings. SNG von Aulock 218. SNG Black Sea 1502. A rare fraction with an unusual depiction of a facing eagle. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 15.20 g), Rhodian standard. KAΛX Bull standing left above grain ear; B monogram to left. Rev. Quadripartite, granulated incuse square. SNG Black Sea 98. SNG von Aulock 486. Bull’s head struck flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
BITHYNIA. Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 . Tetradrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 15.08 g), Rhodian standard. KA[ΛX] Bull standing left above grain ear (here off flan); monogram to left. Rev. Quadripartite, granulated incuse square. SNG Black Sea 93 var. SNG Copenhagen 351 var. (both with differing monogram). Waddington, Rec. gen. 14. Head of bull struck flat and reverse off-centered, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.76 g), Rhodian standard. KAΛ[X] Bull standing left on grain ear; to left, kerykeion and ΔA monogram. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 7, 511. SNG Black Sea 104. SNG von Aulock 487-488. Well struck, with an old cabinet toning. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 3.80 g), Rhodian standard. KAΛX Bull standing left on grain ear; to left, kerykeion and ΔA monogram. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 7, 511. SNG Black Sea 104. SNG von Aulock 487-488. A particularly nice example. Well struck and attractively toned. Struck on a short flan as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 3.82 g), Rhodian standard. KAΛX Bull standing left on grain ear; to left, kerykeion and ΔA monogram. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HGC 7, 511. SNG Black Sea 104. SNG von Aulock 487-488. Attractive and toned. Struck on a short flan as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
GREEK. Asia Minor. A lot containing two bronze coins of Prusias ad Mare (Bithynia), BMC 28. . Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Prusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. (Bronze). A lot containing two bronze coins of Prousias II Kynegos, King of Bithynia (182-149 BC). Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MYSIA, Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 18mm, 2.46 g 4). ΠA - ΡI Bull standing left, head turned back to right. Rev. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes. SNG Paris 1357. Well struck and centered for this issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Head of a lioness to left, with collar of pearls; behind, tunny fish swimming upward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 178. Von Fritze 39. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Ex J. and S. Velkov Collection, Vinchon 1994
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Warrior, nude, kneeling to left, holding helmet in his right hand and sword in his left; below, tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 114. Very rare. Obverse struck somewhat off center, from a slightly worn die and with an inobtrusive banker’s mark, otherwise, good very fine.
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.63 g). Zeus, laureate and nude to waist, kneeling to right, holding scepter with his right hand and with an eagle taking flight from his extended left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG France 296 (Stater). Cf. von Fritze 145 (Stater). Cf. Lanz 154, 2012, 148. A very rare type with a charming obverse scene. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 1.19 g 7). Forepart of boar to left, H on shoulder; behind, tunny. Rev. Head of roaring lion left. Von Fritze, Nomisma IX 10, pl. V, 12. Struck in excellent silver. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
AEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 480-450 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.50 g). KY Head of eagle to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein 333. SNG Copenhagen 31. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 35mm, 16.79 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. MYPINAIΩN Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. SNG von Aulock 1660 var. (different monogram). Nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.55 g 3). Head of a lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Head of a calf to right, incuse. BMFA 1679 ff. Bodenstedt 13. Dewing 2233. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.50 g 6). Bare male head to right. Rev. Head of calf to right in linear square. Bodenstedt 39. SNG Copenhagen 310. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Reverse copied from the famous Athenian Dekadrachms
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. (Electrum, 10mm, 2.49 g 9). Forepart of goat to right, head reverted. Rev. Owl standing facing, wings spread, within incuse square. Bodenstedt 42. SNG Lockett 2757. SNG von Aulock 1693. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11mm, 2.52 g 9). Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos. Rev. Panther walking right within linear square. Bodenstedt 83. SNG Copenhagen 313. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
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