nomos 3
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Britain. Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin. Circa AD 10-43. Stater (5.21 g 9), Camulondunum, c. 10-20. CA MV Grain ear. Rev. CVNO Horse jumping to right; above, grain ear; below, pellet within annulet. Van Arsdell 1933-3. SCBC 284. Well struck and centered. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 7,59 g 4). Triskeles within a wreath like torc with an annulet at each open end. Rev. Pyramid of eight annulets: five, on the bottom, each enclosing a pellet, and three, forming the top two rows, each enclosing a smaller annulet; all within a wavy torc. Allen & Nash 160. De la Tour 9441. Kellner type IX B. Very well centered and struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 3
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 470-465 BC. Nomos (Silver, 8.15 g 3). ΤΑΡΑϞ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, extending both his arms to left as if balancing himself; below, scallop shell Rev. Hippocamp to left, within light circular incuse. Fischer-Bossert 103. HN III 827. Vlasto 134. Rare. Lightly toned and with a powerful hippocamp.. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 4
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.03 g 12), Signed by the Kal....engraver. Nude rider on horse prancing to right, hurling spear with hi s right hand and holding two spears and a shield in with his left; to left and right, 𐅂 Λ; below, signature ΚΑΛ above Δ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, holding helmet with both hands; to left and right, star of eight rays; below, signature ΑΡΙ above waves. Fischer-Bossert 764. HN III 896. Kraay-Hirmer 311. SNG ANS 970. Vlasto 545 var. Very rare. A virtually perfect example of one of the most artistically masterful and beautiful of all Tarentine staters, of splendid late classical style. Beautifully toned and well struck on a broad flan. . Tiny flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 5
LUCANIA, Herakleia. C. 350-340. Nomos (Silver, 7.54 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a figure of Skylla raising her right hand in the gesture of aposkopein; below neck, Α. Rev. |-ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Herakles, nude, standing right and strangling the struggling Nemean lion with both hands; to left, club and bow; above left, Α. AMB 108. Kraay-Hirmer 257 (this coin). HN III 1376. Van Keuren 42. Work 24 . A superb coin with a magnificent portrayal of Herakles and the lion in the finest late classical style. Some very minor traces of corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 6
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Distater (Silver, 15.76 g 1), c. 340-330 BC. Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet ornamented with Nike driving a quadriga to right on the bowl and a hippocamp swimming right at the join between the front visor and the back flap. Behind, ΑΠΗ and forepart of a lion to right. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝΤΙΝΩΝ Grain ear with leaf to left; above leaf, club; below leaf, ΑΜΙ. HN III 1574. Johnston B1.1. Kraay & Hirmer 242. SNG ANS 431. Very attractively toned and unusually well struck on a broad flan. Very rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 7
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Nomos (Silver, 7.85 g). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring; to right, Κ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; on leaf, spindle. HN III 1612. Johnson D 1.4 SNG Fitzwilliam 507 (same dies). An attractive, bright example, very nicely centered and struck. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3650 CHF
Lot 8
LUCANIA, Serdaioi. c. 500-475. Diobol (Silver, 1.24 g). ΣΕΡ Head of Dionysos to right, with long pointed beard, torc-like necklace and, possibly, a wreath over his brow. Rev. Bunch of grapes. De Luynes 1139 (same dies). HN III 1718 (”triobol”). Extremely rare, one of three known examples). Lightly toned. Rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 9
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 280-277 BC. Nomos (Silver, 6.63 g 2). Φ Ι Eagle,with its head turned back to left, standing right on thunderbolt; to right, herm of Hermes holding phiale in his right hand and kerykeion in his left. Rev. ΚΡΟ Tripod lebes on base; to left, Nike flying to right with branch. HN III 2181. Jameson 431. SNG ANS 409. Rare. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 10
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.82 g, 6 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A splendid piece, struck in high relief and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 11
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.38 g 1). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Gulbenkian 141 (same dies). Herzfelder 89. HN III 2496. SNG ANS 661. A beautiful, toned piece in high relief and of lovely style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Lot 12
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.47 g, 7 h). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟC (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab, with a shell that has the appearance of a human face, within a shallow circular incuse. Gulbenkian 161 (same dies). Jameson 2414 (this coin). SNG ANS 973 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 804 (same dies). A splendid piece, lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 13
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.25 g 2). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟC (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 974 ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. SNG Oxford 1669. Attractively toned and well struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 14
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.32 g 9). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟC (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab; below, lotos flower on double spiral vine; all within a shallow circular incuse. Randazzo 15. Rizzo pl. I,11-12. SNG ANS 981. SNG Ashmolean 1671. A rare variety. A superb and sharp example of remarkable beauty. Some very minor corrosion on the obverse at the bottom, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 15
SICILY, Herbessos. 334-330 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 17.24 g 9). Laureate head of Sikelia to right Rev. Eagle standing right, head turned back to left with coiled snake in its beak. CNS 6. SNG ANS -. An exceptionally fine example with a lovely dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 16
SICILY, Katane. Circa 410-405 BC. Ddrachm (Silver, 3.68 g 7). Head of Silenos facing, with full beard, pointed ears and bald head. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Head of the river god Amenanos to left, his hair bound with a taenia and with a tiny horn on his forehead. . Franke/Marathaki 133, Kraay-Hirmer 46 var. Rizzo pl. XIV, 5 (same dies). SNG ANS 1262. SNG Lloyd 909 (same dies). Extremely rare. Surfaces covered with an attractive, greyish-purple toning as found, but most attractive and of splendid style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.43 g 12). Charioteer, holding reins and goad, driving a biga of mules trotting to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, ketos to left. BMFA 296, Caltabiano 599, Rizzo pl. XXVII, 1 and SNG Lockett 833 (all from the same dies). A very well preserved example of this coin, perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 18
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 530 -510 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.57 g 4), Chalcidian standard, circa 530 BC. Head of Dionysos to left, with long, pointed beard, ivy wreath in his hair and a plain torc-like necklace bordered by dots at the truncation; around, border of dots within two linear circles. Rev. ΝΑΧ ΙΟΝ (retrograde) Bunch of grapes on stalk with two leaves. AMB 382 (this cin). Cahn 4 (this reverse die). Kraay Hirmer 3 ((this coin). Extremely rare. Toned and superb, one of the finest known specimens of the earliest coinage of Naxos. Perfectly struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320000 CHF
Estimate: 275000 CHF
Lot 19
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 530-510 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.73 g 12), Chalcidian standard, circa 520. Head of Dionysos to left, with long, pointed beard, ivy wreath in his hair and a necklace of pearls bordered by two plain torcs at the truncation; around, border of dots within two linear circles. Rev. ΝΑΧΙΟΝ Bunch of grapes on stalk with two leaves. Cahn 47 var. (obverse V 33, reverse R 39). Kraay Hirmer 4-5. Rizzo fig. 36,VII 8this coin). Very rare. Of splendid late archaic style and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140000 CHF
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Lot 20
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.30 g 5), circa 460. Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair tied in a krobylos at the back; border of dots cut through by the beard, the krobylos and the wreath tips. Rev. Ν Α ΧΙ ΟΝ Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing but turning his head and upper body to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, and resting his left hand on his left knee, turned forward, his animal tail curled out on the ground behind him. Cahn 55.8 (this coin). Jameson 674 (this coin). Kraay Hirmer 7. Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 13. Very rare. A splendid piece, of the finest early classical style, and very nicely toned . Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 105000 CHF
Estimate: 80000 CHF
Lot 21
SICILY , Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 5), circa 450. Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair in a bun at the back. Rev. Ν Α ΧΙ ΟΝ Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing, turned very slightly to the left, turning his head to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, and supporting himself with his left hand propped on the ground; his animal tail curls out behind him and around to the left. Cahn 56.12 (this coin). Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 14. Rare. Nicely toned and with a particularly noble head of a fully early classical Dionysos. With the beginning of the usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 22
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 430-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.19 g 2), circa 425. Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing a hair band ornamented with an ivy wreath, and with his relatively short hair hanging loose in curly locks. Rev. ΝΑΞΙΟΝ Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing, his right knee raised, his left on the ground, and his tail coming out to left, turning his head to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, and holding an upright thyrsos with his left; to left, ivy branch. Cahn 100. Jameson 677 (same dies). Kraay Hirmer 8-9 (same obverse die). Ward 225 (same dies). Very rare. A superb piece, well struck on a full flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200000 CHF
Estimate: 225000 CHF
Lot 23
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.45 g 9), circa 410-402. ΝΑΞΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair rolled at the back; behind neck, laurel twig with leaf and berry. Rev. Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing, his right knee raised, his left on the ground, and his tail coming out to left, turning his head to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, and holding an upright thyrsos with his left; to right, herm topped with an archaic head; to left, ivy branch. Cahn 110.6 (this coin). SNG ANS 526. Very rare. With a fine, youthful, almost child-like head of Apollo and a very drunk looking Silenos. Minor die break on the obverse and traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 48000 CHF
Estimate: 60000 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.09 g 6). Head of the youthful river-god Assinos to left, wearing wreath of parsley and with a tiny horn above his forehead. Rev. ΝΑΞΙΩΝ Silenos kneeling partially to left, nude and with a long beard, holding kantharos in his right hand and an ivy branch in his left. Cahn 124. Hunterian 12. Extremely rare. A coin of wonderful style, exceptionally well struck and preserved. Some minor porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 360-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.23 g 1). Quadriga walking left, driven by a charioteer holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; above, Nike flying left to crown the horses; in exergue, here off the flan, Punic legend ṣỵṣ. Rev. Head of Tanit to right, her hair in a roll and wearing a plain necklace and a triple pendant earring; around, five dolphins. Jenkins, Punic 48 (O12/R39). With a remarkably well-preserved and attractive head of Tanit. Obverse with an advanced stage of the die flaw beneath Nike, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 26
SICILY, Syracuse. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.42 g 6), From the Demareteion series, c. 465 BC. Charioteer, wearing a chiton and holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right, driving a quadriga walking to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, lion running to right Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing olive wreath, pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to left. Boehringer 385, Rizzo pl. XXXV, 6 (B. 385, 1) and SNG ANS 122 (all same dies). Very rare and of splendid style. Lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120000 CHF
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.32 g 3), c. 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. ΣVRΑΟΣΙΟΝ (sic!) 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. BMFA 362. Boehringer 440. A superb, fresh and splendidly toned example, well struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Didrachm (Gold, 0.67 g 6), c. 405 . ΣVΡΑ (partially retrograde and upside down) Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet with crests but without side flaps Rev. Aegis. Rizzo pl. XLVIII, 6, SNG ANS 317, SNG Copenhagen 687, and SNG Lockett 983 (all from the same dies). Rare. A lovely, well struck piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 29
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. 100 Litrai (Gold, 5.79 g 5), c. 405-400. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound up in a sphendone ornamented with two stars, wearing a single-pendant earring and a pearl necklace; globule in field before and behind her neck. Rev. Youthful Herakles kneeling to right on rocky ground line, grappling with the Nemean lion. Bérend 14/6 (this coin). Jameson 814 (this coin). SNG ANS 327-328 (same dies). A lovely coin of beautiful style, unsigned but by Euainetos, nicely centered and toned. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 30
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 43.12 g 1), An unsigned work by the engraver Kimon, c. 405-400. Quadriga galloping to left, driven by a female charioteer who leans forward, with a kentron in her right hand and the reins in her left; above left, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue below, panoply of arms on pedestal inscribed with [ΑΘΛΑ]. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound in an ampyx with a net behind, and wearing a pendant earring and a pearl necklace; around her head, four dolphins: two swimming towards each other before, one swimming downwards behind, and one nestling under the neck truncation. Jongkees 8. SNG ANS -. A very rare die combination. Beautifully toned, very well preserved, and struck on a curiously attractive oval flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 82000 CHF
Estimate: 85000 CHF
Lot 31
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 43.28 g 4), Unsigned but by Euainetos, c. 400-390 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, pellet; behind her neck, eight-pointed star. Gallatin R.XXIII/K. Ia. Jameson 830 (this coin). A particularly lovely example, beautifully toned and of splendid metal quality. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 67000 CHF
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Lot 32
SICILY, Syracuse. Dion. 357-354 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 17mm, 3.37 g 12). ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Octopus with head at top. CNS 75/4 = Weber 1657 (same dies). LHS 100, 23 April 2007, 189 (same dies). SNG Cop 731. SNG Morcom 737. Extremely rare and with a splendid dark green patina. One of the finest examples known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 33
SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 20.33 g). ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left, with flowing locks. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Horse prancing left. AMB 499 (this coin). CNS 80. SNG Morcom 717. SNG ANS 533. A superb piece with a magnificent green patina, probably the finest known example . Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 18
Lot 34
SICILY. Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 19.31 g, 9 h), c. 339/8-334. ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Free horse prancing to left. CNS 80 st 7. SNG ANS 533-541. SNG Lloyd 1456-1457. A coin of particularly elegant style with a rather tall and elongated head of Zeus with fine features. Attractive dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5600 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 35
SICILY, Unlocated Punic mints. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.84 g 12), c. 300 . Head of Melqart-Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. mhmhnt Horse’s head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins 290. A lovely, nicely toned and very sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 36
ISLANDS off SICILY, Lipara. Circa 425 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24.91 g 3). Bearded head of Aiolos to right, wearing conical pilos Rev. ΛΙΠΑΡΑΙΟΝ (retrograde) Three pellets. CNS 5 mv 1 = Weber 1777. Very rare. Rough dark, blackish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 37
Thrace, Abdera. Circa 411/0-386/5 BC . Tetradrachm (Silver, 12.83 g 12), Apollas, circa 367 (this date is according to Chryssanthaki, but it is surely too late). Griffin rearing up to left Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΑΔΟΣ Apollo, nude but for his laurel wreath and a chlamys over his shoulders, walking slowly to left, holding, in his left hand, a laurel branch over his left shoulder, and, in his right, a patera; above left, a small figure of Nike is alighting on his right arm and pouring a libation from an oinochoe into the phiale Apollo holds in his right hand. May, Abdera 349. Extremely rare, the finest example of this rare type known. A splendid coin of superb classical style. Attractively toned, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 38
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.50 g, 1 h). Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing to right; to right, kerykeion; all within incuse square. AMNG II, 288. BMC 5. May, Ainos, Group XXXI, 259. SNG Copenhagen 395. Nicely toned and centered; with a fine classical head of Hermes. A few minor marks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 39
THRACE, Byzantion. c. mid 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.73 g 12), 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 of ΠΒ. Callataÿ -. Muller -. A rare variety. Lightly toned and struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 40
THRACE, Dikaia. Circa 515-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.73 g). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Incuse square divided into four triangles, of which two are further divided in half by thin lines. ACGC 562. BMC 1. J. M. F. May, The Coinage of Dikaia-by-Abdera c. 540/35-476/5 B.C., NC 1965, pp. 1-25, and pl. I, 4 (this coin). Weber 2354 (this coin). Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe 11 (V5/R5). Very rare. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 23000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 41
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.89 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 1008-1009. Very well centered and perfectly struck. Of unusually fine archaic style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 42
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 435-411 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.67 g). Satyr, moving to right, holding a nymph who vaguely protests in his arms Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. BMC 29. Very rare. An attractive piece but with a rather unusual satyr, different from most others. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 43
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.98 g 12). Head of a youthful Dionysos to right, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Youthful Herakles, nude but for drapery over his shoulder and let arm, standing facing, his head to left, holding a club in his right hand and resting his left at his waist; in field to left, Μ. Dewing 1338. SNG Lockett 1240 (this coin). Of unusually fine style and with attractive toning, rare thus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 44
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Siris. Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.00 g). Ithyphallic satyr, nude and with feet in the form of horse’s hooves, standing right, raising his left hand and, with his right, grasping the left hand of a nymph moving to right, her head turned back to left and her right hand raised; around, three pellets Rev. Incuse square diagonally divided. AMNG III/2, 18 (’Lete’). HPM pl. VII, 27 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 956-961 (’Lete’). Rare. A powerful and well-made example, with clear figures of the two protagonists. Struck in good silver and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 45
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Siris. Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.84 g). Satyr standing right, grasping the right arm of a nymph fleeing to right with his right hand and raising his left in an attempt to placate her. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HPM pl. VIII, 1-7. SNG ANS 955-958. Attractive and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 46
MACEDON, Akanthos. c. 500-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.26 g). Lioness to right, attacking bull collapsing to left; in exergue floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Desneux -. A very rare and early type. Toned. Reverse very slightly double struck. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 47
MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.70 g). Facing gorgoneion Rev. Incuse square. SNG ANS 411 ff. Beautifully struck and particularly nice. Lightly toned, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 48
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. Oktadrachm (Silver, 28.31 g), c. 492-480/479. Horse standing to the right, its bridle held by a warrior, wearing a petasos and holding two transverse spears, standing to the right behind him. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Kraay/Hirmer 384. Raymond pl. II, 5. SNG ANS 1. SNG Lockett 1266. Svoronos HPM p. 108, 16 and pl. XII, 6. Traité I, 1496 and pl. XLVII, 1. Rare. Boldly struck and toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 49
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 13.29 g 11), c. 460-451/0. Horseman, wearing chlamys and petasos and holding two spears, riding horse walking to right. Rev. Forepart of a goat to right, head turned back to left, all within a square linear frame within a shallow incuse square. Raymond 114. SNG Alpha Bank 73 (same dies). SNG ANS 33. U. Wartenberg, A Small Group of Tetradrachms of Alexander I of Macedon, CH IX, 7 (this coin). Rare. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 1.14 g 12), Pella, c. 359-355/4. Head of Apollo to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Horseman, his right hand raised in salute, riding prancing horse to left; below, monogram. Le Rider 47. SNG Alpha Bank 266-269. Rare. An interesting and early fraction, well centered and lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 51
Kings of Macedon. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.59 g 3), Amphipolis, 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga galloping to right, the driver holds the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; below right, crescent to right. Le Rider 87-106. A splendid piece, nicely struck and centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 52
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.6 g), Pella, 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga galloping to right, driver holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below, kantharos. Le Rider pls. 57-60. SNG Cop. 529. Well centered and of excellent style. Reverse very slightly double struck and with a few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g 1), Amphipolis, c. 323/2-316/5. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with a deeply concave neck truncation. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right; below, bucranium with one horn up and one down. Le Rider - (the symbol is used at Pella, but the obverse is very much Amphipolis in style, as Le Rider 163ff.). Rare, well centered and most interesting. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: -1 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 54
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.33 g 1), Pella, c. 323-315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below right, Ι; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Le Rider 472 (D 246/R 389, same dies). Nicely struck and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.34 g 5), Pella, c. 323-315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below horse, vertical thunderbolt. Le Rider 515 (D273/R424, same dies). A splendid piece, beautifully struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 56
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. 1/5 Stater (Silver, 2.60 g 11), Amphipolis, c. 323/2-316/5. Head of Apollo to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey on horse prancing to right; below, Macedonian shield. Le Rider pl. 46, 30. SNG ANS 726 ff. Clear and well struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 57
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Distater (Gold, 17.22 g 3), Aegeae (?), c. 336-323. Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, her wings spread, holding stylis over her left shoulder with her left and hand and wreath in her outstretched right; below wing, Λ above Ο; to left, upright thunderbolt. Price 191. Rare. Nicely centered, but with a few minor marks. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 37000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 12), Sardes, c. 334-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΕΥ; below throne, rose. Price 2553. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 59
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.27 g 12), Memphis, 332-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; below throne, ΔΙΟ; to left, rose. Price 3971. Nicely toned and of lovely style. A particularly fine example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Distater (Gold, 17.19 g 11), Amphipolis, circa 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, her wings spread, holding stylis over her left shoulder with her left and hand and wreath in her outstretched right; to left, kantharos. Price 167. Clear and well centered, an attractive coin. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 61
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 2.15 g 5), Amphipolis, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent on the bowl Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ / ΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. A wonderfully preserved, very sharp example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 62
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.18 g 12), Damascus, c. 330-320. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; above struts of throne, two dots; below bottom strut, ΔΑ. Price 3205. Attractive and well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 63
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.89 g 2), Ake, c. 330-327. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, Phoenician letters ayin kaph. Price 3248. A clear and well centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 12), Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. Price 2090. Bright and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 65
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.18 g 5), Pella, c. 325-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, vertical thunderbolt. Price 232. A splendid piece, struck on a broad flan and very well preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 66
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.14 g 3), Pella, c. 315-310. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Boeotian shield; below throne, snake coiled to left. Price 249. A superb, fresh and well centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 67
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.54 g 11), Babylon, c. 311-305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram within wreath; to right, ΜΙ. Price 3745. A superb coin, perfectly centered on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 68
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.54 g 2), Struck under the aegis of Seleukos I, Babylon, c. 311-305. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram within wreath; to right, ΜΙ. Price 3745. A lovely coin, nicely centered on a broad flan, lightly toned and of fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 69
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, ), Babylon, c. 311-305. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a sphinx on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, monogram within wreath; to left, ΜΙ. Price 3749. Very attractive and beautifully centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 70
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.35 g 12), Kallatis, Circa 250-225. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding olive wreath in her right hand and stylis with triangular sail in her left; to left, Κ; below left, monogram of ΑΤΥ. Price 902 var. A brilliant piece, perfectly preserved. Some very minor doubling on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 71
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.94 g 12), Probably Antioch in Caria, but possibly from Tabai, c. 190-170. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, thyrsos above humped-back bull to left, with head facing . Price 2470. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 72
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, ), Babylon, c. 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent coiled to right Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; below her left wing, ΥΛ (sic!); to left, Μ. Price P180 var. A superb piece, perfectly centered and with an interesting engraver’s mistake. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 73
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.50 g 10), Pella, Ca. 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with one monogram above and two below; all within oak wreath; to left, trident upwards. Mamroth, Philip 22. Rare, especially so nice. With a splendid portrait of the elderly king. Attractively toned, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5750 CHF
Estimate: 5250 CHF
Lot 74
THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.44 g 6), Oloossson. The Hero Thessalos, wearing long cloak and petasos, hanging behind him from a cord around his neck, struggling to left with a bull, which is attempting to escape; the Hero is grasping the bull around its neck and holds a short club in his right hand. Rev. ΠΕ Bridled horse galloping to right, with its reins trailing behind; all within incuse square. McClean 4660 (same dies). Traité II, IV, 571 var. (obverse to right and reverse to left). Extremely rare, perhaps the best known example. Lightly toned and most attractive, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 75
KINGS of EPEIROS. Alexander. 350-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.92 g 2), Corcyran standard, Tarentum, possibly by the famous Tarentine Kal... engraver, struck circa 334-330 BC. Bearded head of Zeus Dodonaios to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ] / ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΠΤΟΛΕ[ΜΟΥ] Thunderbolt shown vertically; to left, eagle with closed wings standing left. Kunstfreund 196 (this coin). Traité IV, 331 and pl. CCLXXXIII, 4 (same obverse die). Vlasto 1868. Extremely rare. Of superb late classical style, beautifully struck and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 68000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
Lot 76
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 420 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.45 g 3), Stratos. Horned and bearded head of the river god Achelöos to right; below, crescent downwards Rev. F (retrograde) in a shallow incuse square. BCD Akarnania 2 (this coin). Imhoof-Blumer A, p. 145, 1. Traité II, IV p. 15, 7 and pl. CCLXXI, 7. Very rare. Struck from a worn die with some die rust, otherwise, clear and attractive, very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 6250 CHF
Lot 77
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 380-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.76 g 12). Pegasos flying to left; below, Λ Rev. Head of Aphrodite facing, turned slightly to her left, and wearing a pearl necklace; to right, retrograde Σ. BCD Akarnania 211 (this coin, but with a misprinted Traité reference)- BMC Corinth p. 135, 115. Traité II, IV p. 78, 157 and pl. CCLXXVI, 15-16. Very rare. A spectacular coin, of remarkably fine style. Attractively toned. Minor flan crack, otherwise one of the finest known examples of this type, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 78
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 250 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 2.13 g 2). Head of Acheoloos to right, shown as a youthful man-headed bull. Rev. ΑΚΑΡΝΑΝΩΝ Apollo seated left on throne, holding bow in his right hand. BCD Akarnania 14 var. Extremely rare. A superb example, perhaps the finest known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Lot 79
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.02 g 11), Circa 239. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter with his left, seated left on throne; to left, below his right hand, boar’s jaw bone to right; to left and below throne, monogram. Price -. Cf. D. Tsangari, Corpus des Monnaies d’or, d’argent et de bronze de la Confédération Étolienne (Athens, 2007), Third Series, Issue 16, 460-461 and Issue 17, 462-463, all struck from the same obverse die, D 1, but with an Aetolian League reverse. Walker, “Silvia Hurter: Some Memories and a New Coin from Aetolia,” SNR 88 (2009), pp. 15-22, fig. 1 (this coin). Unique. A spectacular piece of great numismatic interest, beautifully centered and of very fine Hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 80
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.47 g 11). Head of Apollo to right, wearing oak wreath; below neck, ΛΥ Rev. ΑΙΤΩΛΩΝ Aitolos, nude but for his hat hanging down his back, his sword held under his left arm and his chlamys over his right leg, standing left, holding his spear in his right hand and with his right foot propped on a boulder; to left, monogram of ΝΚ; below the point of his chlamys, Α. BCD Akarnania 442 (this coin). De Laix p. 71, 7. SNG Lockett 1686). Tsangari 585b (this coin) . With a head of unusually individualistic style, nicely toned, but with a minor obverse die break. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5750 CHF
Lot 81
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 356-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.25 g 11). Head of Demeter to right, her hair wreathed with wheat leaves, and wearing a rosette-and-crescent earring with five pendants and a simple pearl necklace Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax advancing to right, nude but for his helmet, holding a short sword in his right hand and a shield ornamented with a griffin on the inside with his left; between his legs, diagonal spear with its point downwards to left. BCD 70-71 var. BMC 28. A superb piece, finer than any in the BCD catalogue, of beautiful style. Tiny metal flaw on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 82
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.15 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Head of Dionysos to right, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 441/2 var. (differing head of Dionysos). A lustrous, sharp and attractive piece, remarkably fine. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 83
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 405-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.97 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ-Ε Head of bearded Dionysos three-quarter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing ivy wreath; all within a very shallow circular incuse. BCD Boiotia 457 (same dies). Head, Boeotia p. 41 = BMC 104, pl. XIV, 9. Jameson 1164 (same reverse die). Very rare. An attractive and splendid coin of great beauty. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 84
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395 BC. Hemidrachm (Electrum, 3.04 g 4). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΕ The infant Herakles seated facing, strangling two serpents. From the collection of C. Gillet, ‘Kunstfreund’, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 28 May 1974, 198. Extremely rare. A fine and important coin with a noble head of Dionysos, rather ‘Zeus-like’ in its majesty. Uncleaned and with deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 85000 CHF
Lot 85
EUBOIA, Euboian League. Circa 375-357 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.28 g 6). Cow lying to left, turning her head back to right to lick her left shoulder. Rev. ΕΥΒ Head of the nymph Euboia to right, wearing a ring-shaped earring and with her hair rolled. BCD 2 (this coin). McClean 5703 (same dies). Wallace 4 (dies III/2). Very rare. A superb piece, very sharply struck and with a wonderful freshness. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 86
EUBOIA, Euboian League. Circa 375-357 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.16 g 2). Head of the nymph Euboia to right, wearing a half-moon shaped earring, a simple necklace, and with her hair rolled. Rev. ΕΥΒ Cow lying to right; above, bunch of grapes hanging from stalk; all within shallow round incuse. BCD 4 (this coin). Traité II, 3, 170 and pl. CXCVII, 19 (same dies). Wallace 9. Very rare, a splendid and sharply struck piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 87
EUBOIA, Eretria. After 180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.95 g 9). Bust of Artemis to right, her hair tied with a ribbon behind, wearing a necklace, a pendant earring and a chiton, and with her bow and quiver over her left shoulder. Rev. ΕΡΕΤΡΙΕΩΝ / ΦΑΝΙΑΣ Steer standing right, its head, adorned with a taenia, turned towards the viewer; all within laurel wreath. BCD Euboia 340 (this coin) = KF 241 = M. Thompson, The Beginning of the Athenian New Style Coinage, MN 5 (1952), p. 27, 2 and pl. VIII, 4 (this coin). Very rare. With a wonderful bust of Artemis of full Hellenistic style, and on a broad flan. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 88
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 485/480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.53 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΑΘΕ Large owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive sprig. Kraay ACGC 185. Seltman Group E/F. Fresh and remarkably well struck and centered. Roughly struck and with some flatness on the owl’s body, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 89
Attica, Athens. c. 467-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.30 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves over the visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive spray. SNG Munich 42-43. Starr Group II C, 89. Svoronos Pls. 8, 38 and 9, 30. Rare, especially in this condition. Nicely toned and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 90
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.85 g 11). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group V.B. A well centered coin of very fine style. Rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 91
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.18 g 9), c. 420s/415-404. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon. Agora XXVI 8h. Dewing 1625. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 92
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.28 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. SNG Delepierre 1836. Very well struck and attractive, rare thus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 93
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.61 g). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to left; below, koppa. Rev. Incuse in the form of a swastika to left. BCD Corinth 3 (this coin. Ravel - (P-/T 54). Very rare and remarkably attractive, perfectly centered and one of the best known examples of the type. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 94
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.24 g 12). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to left on ground line, right paw raised. Rev. Dove flying left with wings open above and below; below tail, dolphin swimming to right; all within olive wreath tied on the right and with the branch ends entwined on the left. BCD Peloponnesos 190 = Pozzi 1801 (this coin). An extremely rare and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 95
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.58 g 6). Dove alighting right, holding fillet in its beak; on wing, Ι Rev. ΣΙ Dove flying to right. BCD 245. A superb example with little actual wear, rare in this condition. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 96
ELIS, Olympia. 94th Olympiad. 404 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.36 g 6), Unsigned but by Da.... Eagle’s head to left with large white poplar leaf below. Rev. Ϝ Α Vertical thunderbold with wings above and volutes below; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia 78 (this coin). De Hirsch 1345. Seltman, Temple 157 (dies ΒΤ³/γω) . Very rare. Attractively toned and very well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 97
MESSENIA, Messene. Circa 183-182 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.79 g 9). Diademed head of Demeter to right, wearing diadem formed of pearls and wheat ears, and a pearl earring. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΩΝ Zeus Ithomatas standing right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and with an eagle with spread wings perching on the wrist of his outstetched left arm; below his left arm, ΣΩΣΙΚΑ above a tripod. BCD Peloponnesos 710 = de Nanteuil 978 = Grandjean 86b (this coin). Very rare. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 98
ARKADIA, Kleitor. Circa 300-270/60 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.62 g 12). Rayed head of Helios facing, with cloak tied around his neck Rev. ΚΛΗ Bull butting to right; above to right, centaur galloping to right, hurling log. BCD 1431. BMC 4-5. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 99
ARKADIA, Mantineia. Circa 490-470 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.46 g 5). Bear, the transformed nymph Kallisto, walking to left with open jaws. Rev. ΜΑ Three acorns arranged in a triangle; letter of the legend below and to right; oak leaf on the left; all within a triangular incuse. BCD Peloponnesos 1449. BMC 2 and 4 (bear left), 3 (same reverse die). Extremely rare and unusually well preserved, but with slightly porous surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 45000 CHF
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