obolos 3
15 November 2015
Webauction
Lot 1
GAUL, Suessiones. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 2.88 g 7), circa 50-30 BC. Stylized head to right. Rev. Abstract boar to right above central pellet-in-annulet; annulet to left; below, five pellets and torque. Depeyrot 123. D&T 531A. A lovely example with a most attractive dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 2
GAUL, Aulerci Eburovices. Late 3rd-early 2nd century BC. Hemistater (Gold, 20mm, 2.93 g 6). Celticized head of Apollo to left; below, boar standing inverted right on neck. Rev. Celticized horse galloping right; birdlike charioteer above, pellet-in-rosette to right; below, boar standing right. Depeyrot, NC V, 136. D&T 2401. Scheers, Eburovices 34. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Rare Zürich Type
Lot 3
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 3.08 g 9), Zürcher Type. Thunderbolt. Rev. Mountain goat standing left, his head turned back to right. BMC G xxxiii, S 377. SLM 905 ff. Toned and with a dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Rare Helvetii Stater
Lot 4
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. 2nd century BC. Stater (Electrum, 25mm, 4.04 g 3). Laureate head of Apollo to right, in Celtic style with curly locks. Rev. Charioteer driving biga to left; in field to left, uncertain symbol. Flesche -. Cf. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 11, 71. Rare. A lovely example with a particularly nice obverse for this issue. Slightly rough surfaces as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 5
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 1st century BC. ’Büschelquinar’ (Silver, 14mm, 1.84 g). Head devolved into a bush. Rev. Horse prancing to left; above, pellet; below, X. Flesche - (cf. 370ff.). Gorny & Mosch 216, 2013, 2021. Kellner group E. Particularly good metal. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rolltier Type
Lot 6
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 1st century BC. Stater or ’Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 18mm, 7.38 g 6). Convex surface with ’Rolltier’ to left. Rev. Torques encircling six large pellets. Flesche 283. Kellner type I A. Attractive and toned. Some areas struck flat and slightly off-centered, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 7
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 20mm, 7.29 g 4). Head of an eagle to left, between two pellets; all within wreath. Rev. Five pellets within a torque with pellet at each end; all within cup-shaped incuse. Kellner type II D. Obverse struck from a very worn die; the reverse from a rusty one, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 8
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 2nd-1st century BC. Quarter stater or ’glattes Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 14mm, 1.93 g). Convex surface, with eye. Rev. Blank concave surface. Flesche -. Kellner type V A. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 9
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 6.94 g). Large bulge with central divot and ornamentation around the periphery. Rev. Crescent-shaped device with rays above, emanating from the center. De la Tour 9444. Paulsen 934. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 10
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 6mm, 0.33 g), Athena-Alkis type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with dots and lines. Flesche 450-460. Paulsen 147-149. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 11
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 6mm, 0.29 g), Athena-Alkis type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with two lines. Flesche 457-459. Paulsen 168-170. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 12
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 17mm, 0.32 g), Athena-Alkis type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with dots and lines. Flesche 450-460. Paulsen 154. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 13
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 5mm, 0.34 g), Athena-Alkis type. Blank convex surface. Rev. Athena Alkedimos advancing left, holding shield and brandishing javelin. Dembski 503-505. Flesche 435. Lanz 36-37. Paulsen 147-149. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 14
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 13.51 g 7), ’Audoleon monogram’ Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; below, stylized Audoleon monogram; above and to right, ornaments. Dembski 1343-1345. Flesche 563. Göbl OTA pl. 35, 429/1. Lanz 723. Attractive and toned. Struck in very good metal. Light double strike on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 15
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 12.16 g 8), imitating Audoleon type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; below, triskeles running left; below horse leg, Π; in field to right, Λ. Flesche 564. Lanz 724-727. Pink 434. Nicely toned. Struck on a relatively short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 16
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.53 g 12), plated, ’Kugelwange’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 204/2 var. Lanz 507. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 17
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.58 g 2), ’Kugelwange’ or ’Dachreiter’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse advancing left; above, wheel. Dembski 1110-1111. Flesche 612-614. Göbl OTA 16, 188/2. Lanz 459. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 18
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd Century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 3.26 g 12), imitating Philip III of Macedon. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ (somewhat blundered) 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. Lanz 939. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 19
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. (Silver, 25mm, 12.18 g 10), ’Kinnloser Typ’. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; horse wearing leg irons. Göbl OTA pl. 20, 244. Flesche 720-722. Lanz 554-563. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 20
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 7.72 g 3), ’Kinnloser Typ’. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; horse wearing leg irons with three pellets. Göbl OTA pl. 20, 244. Flesche 720-722. Lanz 554-563. Good metal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 21
EASTERN CELTS, Cotini (?). 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 11.56 g), later imitation of Philip II, Ohuta Type. Large pellet representing a highly degraded head of Zeus (’Buckelavers’). Rev. Horse advancing to left; above, five pellets (degraded horseman); without ornament below. Flesche 498. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 358/8. KHM pl. 81, 1288. Lanz - (cf. 677-686). Pink 357-358. Rare. A lovely example with an old cabinet toning. Scratch on obverse and reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 22
EASTERN CELTS. 1st century BC. Quarter drachm (Silver, 9mm, 0.77 g 11), ’Kapostal’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; below, OX (?). Flesche -. Lanz cf. 798-820. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Particularly well-preserved and broad Tetradrachm
Lot 23
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Scyphat Tetradrachm (Silver, 35mm, 11.19 g 10). Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; S-like ornament to right; all within border of dots. Rev. Celticized horseman left; horse wearing leg irons with three pellets. Castelin, Landesmuseum Zürich 1308. Cf. CCCBM I 61-63. Göbl OTA pl. 22, 264/2. KMW 1174. Lanz 570. Rare. A beautifully toned and particularly well centered example. Struck on a broad flan. Minor striking flatness as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Highly stylized imitation of a Thasos Tetradrachm
Lot 24
EASTERN CELTS. 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31mm, 16.57 g 12), imitating Thasos. Celticized head of Dionysos to left. Rev. Stylized Herakles, radiate, standing facing, holding club and lion's skin; legend degraded to a series of lines and circlets. CCCBM I -. KMW -. Lanz - (cf. 996). Rare. Attractively toned. Flan crack at 3 o’clock, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Beautiful archaic style
Lot 25
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
Lot 26
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
Lot 27
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
Lot 28
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
Lot 29
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
Lot 30
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
Lot 31
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
Lot 32
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
Lot 33
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
Lot 34
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
Lot 35
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
Lot 36
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
Lot 37
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
Lot 38
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
Lot 39
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
Lot 40
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
Lot 41
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.78 g 1). 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
Lot 42
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
Lot 43
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
Lot 44
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
Lot 45
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
Lot 46
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
Lot 47
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
Lot 48
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
Lot 49
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
Lot 50
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
Lot 51
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
Lot 52
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
Lot 53
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
Lot 54
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
Lot 55
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
Lot 56
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
Lot 57
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
Lot 58
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
Lot 59
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
Lot 60
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
Lot 61
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
Lot 62
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
Lot 63
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
Lot 64
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
Lot 65
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
Lot 66
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
Lot 67
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
Lot 68
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
Lot 69
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
Lot 70
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
Lot 71
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
Lot 72
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
Lot 73
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
Lot 74
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
Lot 75
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
Lot 76
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
Lot 77
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
Lot 78
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
Lot 79
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
Lot 80
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
Lot 81
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
Lot 82
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
Lot 83
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
Lot 84
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9mm, 0.36 g 94). 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
Lot 85
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
Lot 86
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
Lot 87
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
Lot 88
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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 89
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
Lot 90
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
Lot 91
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
Lot 92
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
Lot 93
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
Lot 94
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
Lot 95
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
Lot 96
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.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 97
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
Lot 98
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
Lot 99
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
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