obolos 4
21 February 2016
Webauction
A very rare Obol from Phalanna
THESSALY, Phalanna. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.67 g 3). Youthful male head to right, perhaps Peloros (?). Rev. Φ-AΛANNAIΩN Head of nymph to right. BCD 1252.2. BCDT 572. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THESSALY, Phalanna. 3rd century BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 7.85 g 11). Youthful male head to right, behind, monogram. Rev. ΦAΛANNAIΩN Head of nymph to right, wearing plain necklace, her hair bound in a sakkos. BCD 593.1 (same obverse die). Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THESSALY, Pharkadon. Last quarter of the 5th to 1st quarter of the 4th centuries BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.83 g). Horse pacing to right. Rev. Φ-A-P-KAΔO-NION Athena, wearing long robes and crested helmet, standing facing, head turned to left, holding spear with her right, her left hand on her waist; to right, shield leaning on tree; all in shallow incuse square. Cf. BCD 1272. BCDT 619.1 (same reverse die). Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
THESSALY, Pharkadon. 3rd quarter of the 4th century BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17mm, 3.97 g 1). Horse grazing to right. Rev. ΦAPKA-ΔONION Crescent, its horns pointing downwards; inside, star of six rays. BCDT 642.3 var. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THESSALY, Pharsalos. Mid to late 5th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.87 g 3). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring. Rev. Φ-AP Horse’s head and neck to right, all in incuse square. Cf. BCDT 632. CNG E-sale 355, 2015, 69 (same dies). Lavva 11. Graffito on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Alexander, Tyrant from Pherai
THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander, Tyrant, 369-359 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 2.44 g 2). Head of Jason to right, wearing petasos. Rev. AΛEΞAN-ΔPOY Horse’s slender lower leg and hoof to right. BCDT 706. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Alexander, Tyrant from Pherai
THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander, Tyrant, 369-359 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 2.85 g 10). Forepart of bull to right. Rev. [AΛEΞ]AN[ΔPOY] Forepart of horse galloping to right. BCD 708. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An apparently unpublished and unique Tetartemorion from Skotussa
THESSALY, Skotussa. Late 5th century BC. Tetartemorion = quarter obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.20 g 1). Head of bridled horse to right. Rev. Σ - Κ - Ο Club; all within a shallow incuse square. BCD -. BCDT -. Of great rarity, apparently unpublished and unique. Rough surfaces as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 300-190 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 2.10 g 12). Thessalian helmet to right. Rev. [ΣKOTO]YΣ-[Σ]AIΩN Animal (sheep?) standing to right on club. BCD 1345. Rogers 548. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 300-190 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 16mm, 2.70 g 11). Thessalian helmet to right. Rev. ΣKOTOYΣ-[ΣAIΩN] Animal (sheep?) standing to right on club. BCD 1345. Rogers 548. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
THESSALY, Trikka. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.75 g 6). Free horse prancing to left, below, VE, the E retrograde. Rev. T-PIK-KA Athena striding to left, wearing crested helmet and long robes, brandishing long spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, all within a shallow incuse square. BCDT 779.1 (same obverse die). Traité IV, 550 and pl. CCXCI, 20. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Chalkous from Trikka
THESSALY, Trikka. First half of the 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 2.76 g 11). Head of the nymph Trikka to right, with triple-pendant earring and rolled hair. Rev. ΤΡΙΚΚ-ΑΙΩΝ Warrior, nude but for conical helmet, charging to right, with spear held in his right hand and large oval shield in his left. BCD 1359 (same dies). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Dichalkon from Peparethos
ISLANDS off THESSALY, Peparethos. 2nd century BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15mm, 4.60 g 1). Head of young Dionysos to right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. Π-E Amphora with ivy and vine tendrils emerging from it. BCDT 801.2. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Chalkous from Skiathos
ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. Circa 350-344 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 1.48 g 2). Male head wearing taenia to left. Rev. ΣKI-AʘI Kerykeion. BCD 1366. BCDT 806. Rogers 573. Rare. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd-mid 1st century BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 5.90 g 12), Nyssandros and Pherekrates. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN / NVΣΣ-ANΔPOY / [Φ]EPEKPATH[Σ] Athena Itonia striding to right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. BCDT 868.4. Cut on the obverse and minor scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Hemiassarion of the Thessalian League
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Time of Domitian, 81-96. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16mm, 3.65 g 7). ΘEΣΣA-ΛOI Apollo, nude, seated left, his hand on his head. Rev. ΛAPIΣA The nymph Larissa standing to left, holding a purse in her right hand. BCDT 948. Burrer Em. 1, Series 2. Very rare with this obverse legend. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Head of Achilles on a Hemiassarion from Koinon of Thessaly
THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Hadrian, 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 11mm, 1.55 g 3). [AXIΛ]Λ[ЄYC] Head of Achilles to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΘЄC[CAΛWN] Horse walking right. Cf. BCDT 956.1 (different style). Struck on a short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare Tetrobol from Damastion
ILLYRIA, Damastion. Mid to late 3rd century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14mm, 1.94 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Δ-AM / A-ΣTI / N-ΩN Miner’s pick. May -. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A rare Obol from Korkyra
KORKYRA, Korkyra. Circa 510-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.82 g). Scallop shell. Rev. Star with four rays; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 149. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
AKARNANIA, Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 340-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.20 g 8). Pegasos flying to left; below, A. Rev. ΑΡΓΕΙ Helmeted head of Athena to left; behind neck, crested Corinthian helmet. BCD Akarnania 132. Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnanians 12. Pegasi 11. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
AKARNANIA, Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 340-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.04 g 12). Pegasos flying left with straight wings. Rev. AMΦI / ABP Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, spear. BCD 139. Pegasi 33. Graffito on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-300 BC. Unit (Bronze, 19mm, 5.44 g 3). Chimera walking left, monogram of ΛE below rear legs. Rev. Horned head of river-god Acheloos to right; behind, monogram of AΓ. BCD 238.3-5. Traces of overstriking. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Unit from Leukas
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-300 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17mm, 4.45 g 1). Bellerophon on Pegasos flying right, about to hurl spear. Rev. ΛEYKA Chimaira walking right; above, amphora. BCD 247. BMC 176. Rare. Minor corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Dichalkon from Stratos
AKARNANIA, Stratos. Circa 350-300 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 6.30 g 3). Head of the nymph Kallirhoe to right. Rev. ΣTPATIΩN Horned head of river-god Acheloos to right. BCD 362. Imhoof-Blumer, Die Münzen Akarnaniens, 163, 9. Very rare. Obverse struck from a worn die and flan fault on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
From the BCD Collection
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Stater (Silver, 26mm, 10.39 g 9). Head of Apollo to right, wearing oak wreath; below neck, ΦΙ. 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, ΛΕ. BCD Akarnania 446 (this coin). De Laix p. 72, 14. Tsangari 795 (same dies). Nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. Minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 225-170 BC. Triobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.57 g 12). Head of Aetolia to right, wearing kausia. Rev. AITΩΛΩ[N] Calydonian boar right above monogram of YE; below ground line, monogram of AP and spearhead. BCD 478 (same reverse die). Tsangari 1147. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare variety
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 225-170 BC. Triobol (Silver, 18mm, 2.33 g 10). Head of Aetolia to right, wearing kausia. Rev. AITΩΛΩN Calydonian boar right above A; below ground line, [monogram] and spearhead. BCD -. Tsangari -. A very rare variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare Obol from Lokris Opuntii
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 400 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.73 g 6). Bunch of grapes hanging from vine tendril; below to right, Λ. Rev. Olive sprig, Λ and O below, all in shallow incuse. BCD 6 (same dies). Extremely rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Second quarter 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.81 g). OΠ-ON Amphora with grape bunch and ivy leaf hanging from mouth. Rev. Star of sixteen rays. BCD 35-36. SNG Delepierre 1263. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Third quarter of the 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13mm, 1.81 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΛOKΡ - EΠIKNA Bunch of grapes with tendrils and vine leaves. BCD 466.14. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Last quarter 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13mm, 2.16 g 11). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; above, KA Rev. ΛOK-ΡΩN Bunch of grapes with tendrils and vine leaves. BCD 111.3. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Extremely rare and apparently only the second known example
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 485-480. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.35 g 9). Profile head and neck of bull to right. Rev. Corinthian helmet to left in incuse square. BCD 199. Extremely rare, apparently only the second known with helmet to left. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
From the BCD Collection
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 478-460. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.89 g 6). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ - Ο Forepart of boar to right showing both forelegs; around, remains of incuse square. BCD 205 (this coin). Cf. Williams 89. Nicely toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 457-446. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.84 g 11). Frontal bull’s head, the hair shown in ringlets; above, Φ - O. Rev. Forepart of boar to left; to left, olive-sprig; all within incuse square. BCD 236. Williams 203. Minor porosity and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 449-447. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.98 g 9). O - Φ Bull’s head facing. Rev. Forepart of boar to right; all within incuse square. BCD Lokris 245-246. Williams Period III, 226. Well centered and struck. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 356-354. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16mm, 4.00 g 12). Frontal bull’s head decorated with a fillet depicted in dots and falling to the sides behind the ears and horns. Rev. ΦΩ in laurel wreath. BCD 287. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. 338-circa 300 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 1.91 g). Boiotian shield. Rev. BOIΩTΩN Trident; to right, dolphin above H. BCD 50. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A very rare Chalkous from Boeotia
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 287-244 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15mm, 2.23 g 12). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. BOIΩTΩN Poseidon, naked, standing left, holding dolphin in right hand, trident in left; monogram to lower left. BCD 89. Very rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 12.22 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 438/9 var. A bright and attractively toned example with a nice head of Dionysos. Obverse struck off center and with a minor metal flaw, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.26 g), magistrate Damo[...], 390-382. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ-ΜΟ Amphora, with ivy spray hanging from left handle; above, club. BCD Boiotia 490. BMC 127. SNG Copenhagen 324. Toned. Some very minor scratches, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 12.21 g), 390-382. Boeotian shield. Rev. FA-ΣT Amphora with tall handles and a decorated upper half; above, barley grain. BCD Boiotia 494-5. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Circa 210 BC. Unit (Bronze, 16mm, 3.85 g 3). Female (Arsinoe III) head to right, wearing modius and veil. Rev. ΘEΣΠI/EΩN Lyre; all within laurel wreath. BCD 612. SNG Copenhagen 406-407. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A most attractive Drachm from Histiaia
EUBOIA, Histiaia. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.40 g 12). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia right. Rev. IΣTI Bull standing right before grape vine; to right, monogram of AT. BCD 375. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 4th-3rd centuries BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12mm, 1.76 g 5). Head of the Nymph Histiaia to right, wearing vine wreath with bunches of grapes and pendant earring. Rev. ΙΣΤΙ Head and neck of bull to right, the head turned slightly toward the viewer and the horns adorned with a garland. BCD Euboia 528-529. A fine style piece with a black patina. Some surface marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.15 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. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.77 g, 4 h), 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Somewhat eroded surfaces on the reverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.83 g 7). 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8b. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21ff. Test cut on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.16 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. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.18 g 9). 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 461 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.13 g 9). 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Darkly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.73 g 9). 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 16.95 g 10). 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. Minor scuffs on the owl’s wing, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11mm, 1.95 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Α-Θ-Ε Owl standing facing between olive branches. Kroll 12. SNG Copenhagen 44-8. Some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-400 BC (?). Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.25 g 12), Of somewhat curious style, possibly a contemporary imitation in good silver. 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Cf. Agora 8b (different style). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A fascinating example with a countermark of an Aramaic letter
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.48 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette; on cheek, countermark of an Aramaic letter in a square indent. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing front; behind, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Van Alfen, AJN 14 (2002), pl. 12, 3 (same countermark). Deep test cut on the reverse. Slightly rough surfaces with traces of dirt as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lovely piece with Levantine or Egyptian countermark
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.96 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. Cf. Agora 8. Well centered. Curious incuse banker’s mark on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
An outstanding early profile eye Tetradrachm
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 390-380. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.18 g 10). Head of Athena with profile eye 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. J. H. Kroll, Athenian Tetradrachm Coinage of the First Half of the Fourth Century BC,, RBN CLVII (2011), pp. 3-26 passim and fig. 1B = pl. I, 1 and pl. I, 2. SNG Munich 90. Svoronos pl. 19, 13-14. A rare variety. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 355-294 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.36 g 9). Head of Athena to right, with profile eye and wearing an Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and a Pi-shaped palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind crescent and olive spray. Kroll 22. Unusually well-centered for this normally terribly struck issue and with a particularly bold reverse. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. 165-149/8 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34mm, 16.48 g 1). Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left and right, monogram; below, in field to right, Nike walking right, holding wreath; around, olive wreath. Thompson 33. An impressive coin struck on a broad flan. Heavily cleaned, bright, with a few minor traces of corrosion and very slight doublestriking on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ATTICA. Athens. 165-149/8 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.11 g, 12 h), Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left and right, monogram; below, in field to left, grain ear; around, olive wreath. Thompson 52 var. Well struck. Heavily cleaned and bright with traces of corrosion, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 500/490-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.88 g). Sea turtle. Rev. Small square incuse with skew pattern. Milbank -. SNG Copenhagen 511. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 12.37 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell; countermark on shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.44 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 12.46 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 12.25 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.40 g 2). Pegasos with curled wing, bridled, to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Athena facing to right, wearing Corinthian helmet and necklace; all within incuse square. BCD -. Calciati 63 (same dies). Ravel 172 (P104/T134). Graffito on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.61 g 9). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to right; below, koppa. Rev. Head of Athena (or Aphrodite) to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Calciati 80/3. Beautiful style. Minor smoothing and obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Well struck and in unusually good condition for this issue
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.43 g). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to left; below, koppa. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally. BCD 10. Dewing 1709. Well struck and in unusually good condition for this issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.46 g). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to left; below, koppa. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BCD 11. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare Trihemiobol from Corinth
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 450-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 10mm, 0.56 g 3). Pegasos, with curved wing, flying to left; below, koppa. Rev. H - T / I - P Facing Gorgoneion. Cf. BCD 47-8 (different legend arrangement). BMC 109-110. Very rare. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 8.44 g 12). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, statuette of Zeus to right. BCD 83 var. BMC 168. Pegasi 168. Ratto 688. Good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 8.56 g 9). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; behind neck, Ε and rose. BCD 97. BMC 327. Pegasi 374. Ratto 997. Lightly toned. Die fault over the back of the goddess’s neck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.59 g 12). Pegasos flying left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on bowl; below chin, A-P; behind neck, plow. BCD Corinth 107. Pegasi 439. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Unlisted in BCD Collection
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.77 g 5). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, her hair in a small sakkos and bound at the top with a ring forming a short ponytail, wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. BCD -. BMC 181. Uncleaned as found with some deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare light weight Drachm from Corinth (?)
CORINTHIA, Corinth (?). Circa 3rd century BC. Light weight Drachm (?) (Silver, 14mm, 1.53 g 12). Pegasos flying to right; below, monogram. Rev. Head of the nymph Peirene (or Aphrodite?) to right; behind, monogram. BMC 26 (uncertain mints, same dies). Roma E-sale 8, 2014, 120 (same dies). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Drachm from Philous
PHLIASIA, Phlious. Circa 400-375 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.54 g 1). Bull butting to left, head facing. Rev. Four-spoked wheel with prominent central axe; around, Σ-I-O-N; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos II 2023 (same dies). Very rare. Very fine.


From a European collection, formed before 2005.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
An extremely rare Hemiobol from Sikyon
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 450-425 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.42 g 11). Dove standing right with closed wings, its head lowered. Rev. E - H Dove flying left. BCD Peloponnesos 168 var. (head upright). Extremely rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.45 g 10). Dove alighting right; above tail, Σ. Rev. Dove flying right; above tail, Σ. BCD 246. Well struck and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.79 g 2). Chimaera, with right forepaw raised high, moving left; below, ΣE. Rev. Dove flying left with retrograde Σ above tail. BCD Peloponnesos 291. Scuffs on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Sikyon. Circa 195-188 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.53 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX, to left and right, E-Y; below, ΣI; all within laurel wreath tied at the top. BCD Peloponnesos 320. Clerk 108. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Elis. Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.49 g 4). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; above, FA; to left and right, A-N; all within laurel wreath tied at the top. BCD Peloponnesos 665.2. Clerk 290. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Hemidrachm from Messene
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Messene. Circa 191-183 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.44 g 2). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Ξ-E; above, monogram of ΠΛY; below, ME (ligate); all within wreath BCD Peloponnesos 706 (same dies). Clerk 310. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Messene. Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.50 g, 4 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; above, monogram of AXP; below, M; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 722.8 (same obverse die). Clerk 297. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Messene. Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.35 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Achaian League monogram between Ν and Φ with Μ below. Agrinion 323g (same dies). Clerk 216. BCD Peloponnesos 723 (same dies. Rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Epidauros. Late 2nd-early 1st centuries BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.19 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Σ - Ω; above, snake coiled to right; below, ΣI. BCD Peloponnesos 1267. Minor cleaning scratches and obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ACHAIA, Patrai. Circa 40-35 BC. Hemiobol or Hexachalkon (Bronze, 21mm, 5.77 g 12). Head of Herakles to right, bound with taenia. Rev. NIKOCTPATOC KAΛΛICTPATOY ΠATPЄWN Athena moving right, holding shield and spear; to right, Patrae monogram. BCD Peloponnesos 521-523. BMC 7. Pleasant even patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ACHAIA, Pellene. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 17mm, 3.71 g 7). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΠE ligature over ram’s head to right; all within laurel wreath with ties above. BCD Peloponnesos 592. BMC 8-9. Beautiful green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare variety and perhaps unpublished
ELIS, Olympia. Late 340s BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.89 g 12). Head of Olympia to right, wearing earring and with her hair bound up, but with some tresses falling down the back of her neck. Rev. FA Eagle standing left with closed wings, head turned back to right. BCD 189/190 var. (same obverse die). BCD 649 (a slightly earlier variety). Seltman -. A very rare variety, perhaps unpublished. Minor flan crack and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 90-50 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.45 g 4). Forepart of wolf at bay to left. Rev. Large A; below crossbar, eagle standing right on thunderbolt; in fields, I-E/P-Ω/NO-Σ in three lines. BCD Peloponnesos 1177-8. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Bronze from Kleitor
ARKADIA, Kleitor. Circa late 3rd century BC or later. (Bronze, 13mm, 1.55 g 7). Rayed head of Helios facing, cloak tied around his neck. Rev. Monogram of KΛH. BCD 1434.3. BMC 14. Nemea 1947. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Obol from Mantineia
ARKADIA, Mantineia. Circa 340-320 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.75 g 3). Head of Athena in crestless Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. Large M. BCD Peloponnesos 1483. BMC 17. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Circa 175-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 16mm, 2.51 g 6). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Pan seated left on rock, his right hand raised and holding lagobolon with his left; above knee, eagle; to left and right, Λ - Δ. BCD 1546. Dengate IIB, 2, 16. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare Obol from Psophis from the BCD Collection
ARKADIA, Psophis. Circa 480s/460s. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.94 g 11). Forepart of the Keryneian Hind to right. Rev. ψ / O (with an archaic psi of local form like a five-rayed star) Fish swimming transversely to right within rayed incuse square. BCD 1661 (same dies). Traité I 1249, pl. XXXVIII, 25 (same dies). Very rare. Attractively toned and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very rare and the only specimen known from this magistrate
CYCLADES, Naxos. Circa 250-220 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 7.24 g, 12 h), Eyryk(...). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. NAΞI / EYPYK Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 22 (D7/R15, this coin); Weber 4684 var. (same obverse die). Very rare, the only specimen known from this magistrate. Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
A very rare variety, possibly unpublished
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 300-280/70 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.13 g 1H). Head of Europa to left, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. Head of a bull to right. Le Rider -. Cf. Svoronos p. 163, 49 and pl. XIII, 21 (drachm of barbaric style). Apparently a very rare variety, possibly unpublished. With dark deposits and encrustations as found, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 300-280/70 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 5.46 g 2). Protome of a bull to right. Rev. Head of Europa to right with her hair bound in a roll. Cf. Svoronos p. 162, 37 and pl. XIII, 11. Struck on a tight, thick flan. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 300-280/70 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 5.70 g 9). Protome of a bull to right, his head slightly turned to front. Rev. Head of Europa to right with her hair bound in a roll. Cf. Svoronos p. 163, 44 and pl. XIII, 18. Attractively struck and well-centered on a broad flan. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 300-280/70 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.83 g 1). Protome of a bull to right, his head slightly turned to front. Rev. Head of Europa to right with her hair bound in a roll. Cf. Svoronos p. 163, 44 and pl. XIII, 18. Toned as found. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 300-280/70 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.65 g 12). Protome of a bull to left, his head slightly turned to front. Rev. Head of Europa to right with her hair bound in a roll. Cf. Svoronos p. 163, 47 and pl. XIII, 19. With some deposits as found and with considerable traces of over-striking, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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