nomos 4
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1397
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus. 27 BC - 14 AD. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 30mm, 18.97 g 6), Megalokles, 4-14 AD. [Σ]ΕΒΑΣΤ[ΟΣ] [ΘΕΣ]ΣΑΛΩΝ Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. [Μ]ΕΓΑΛΟΚΛΕ[...] Laurel wreath, closed with a gem at the top and tied at the bottom, the tie ends fluttering upwards. Burrer 60. RPC S-1426A. Very rare, the finest example known. Fine olive-green and red patina. Legend not fully struck or slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 1398
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus. 27 BC - 14 AD. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 22mm, 11.51 g 6), Megalokles and Arist..., 4-14 AD. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ-ΩΝ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ ΜΕ-ΓΑΛΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΑΡΙ Athena Itonia standing right with shield and spear; to right, monogram of ΦΥ. Burrer 91. RPC I 1428. Fine dark patina and in unusually nice condition. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1399
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus, 27 BC - 14 . Trihemiassarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 9.29 g, 7 h), In the name of Tiberius Caesar, Megalokles and Aris..., 4-14 AD. ΤΙΒΕΡΙΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΩ Laureate head of Tiberius Caesar to right. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑΛ-Ω ΜΕΓΑΛΟ Laureate head of Apollo to right; at end of legend, monogram of ΑΡΙΣ(Τ?). Burrer 108. RPC I 1429. Rare. Clear and with a good dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 1400
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus, 27 BC - 14 . Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), Megalokles and Kalit..., 4-14 AD. ΣΕΒΑΣ-HI (sic!) ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟ Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΜΕΓΑΛ-ΟΚΛ ΚΑΛΙΤ Artemis striding to right, holding two torches. Burrer 113 var. (reverse as R 92 but obverse die, with the mistaken legend, unknown to Burrer). RPC S-1429B. Rare. Fine dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 1401
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Claudius. 41-54. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 25mm, 13.70 g 12), Antigonos, 45/6-54. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩ-Ν ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΩΝ Laureate head of Claudius to left. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, playing his lyre; behind to left, monogram of Antigonou. Burrer 9. RPC I 1433. Bold, well struck, and with a dark, greenish-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1402
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Claudius. 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 21mm, 6.33 g 12), Antigonos, 45/6-54. ΘΕΣΣΑΛU-Ν ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗUΝ Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ (but Ρ retrograde) Asklepios standing facing, head to right, holding long staff entwined with a snake with his left hand; to right, monogram of Antigonou. Burrer Emission 1, Serie 3, Gruppe 2/Serie 4 var. = obverse A23/reverse -. RPC I 1437. Brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1403
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Claudius. 41-54. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16mm, 4.40 g 2), Antigonos, 45/6-54. ΑΝΤΙΓΟ-ΝΟΥ Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΣΤΡ-Α-ΤΗΓΟΥ Horse running to left; to left, grain ear; above, monogram of Antigonou. Burrer 98. RPC S-1438A. Extremely rare. Well struck and with an olive-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 1404
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Nero. 54-68. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 32mm, 19.41 g 1), Laouchos, 66/7-67/8. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙ-Σ[ΑΡ Θ]ΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ Laureate head of Nero to right, aegis on the point of his neck truncation to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΥΧΟΥ Σ-[ΤΡ]-ΑΤΗΓΟΥ On right, Thessalia standing facing, holding, in her right hand, the reins of a horse standing right. Burrer 38 ff., A-/R35. RPC I 1442. An impressive piece with a dark patina and a fine portrait of Nero. Flan crack and some smoothing in the fields, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 1405
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Nero. 54-68. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 26mm, 10.04 g 1), Laouchos, 66/7-67/8. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΘΕΣΣΑ[ΛΩΝ] Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΥΧ[ΟΥ ΣΤ-]ΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ Apollo, nude, seated right on high-backed throne, holding kithara in his left hand and bow in his right. Burrer 78. RPC I 1444. Glossy, dark grey-green patina. Reverse very slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 1406
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Nero. 54-68 . Trihemiassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 10.05 g 12), Laouchos, 66/7-67/8. ΝϵΡωΝ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΘϵϹϹΑΛωΝ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΥΧΟ-Υ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟ-[Υ] Nike standing to left on globe, crowning magistrate’s name with wreath held in her right and holding palm branch in her left. Burrer 89. RPC I 1445. Lovely olive-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 1407
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Domitian. 81-96. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 5.66 g 7). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΙ Laureate head of Domitian to right Rev. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΣΤΗΝ Draped bust of Domitia to right, her hair in a long queue tied up at the back. Burrer 21. RPC II 277. A splendid piece with a glossy, dark patina. Centering mark on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1408
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Time of Domitian. 81-96. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16mm, 3.52 g 7). ΘΕΣΣ-ΑΛΩΝ Apollo, nude, seated left, his hand on his head. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΑ The nymph Larissa standing to left, holding a purse in her right hand. Burrer 41. RPC II 280. A sharp and unusually nice example with a dark patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
Lot 1409
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Hadrian. 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 21mm, 5.10 g 12), Nikomachos, circa 123-125. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ ΘΕCCΑΛΟΙ Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. (monogram of Strategos)ΝΙΚ-ΟΜΑΧΟΥ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer 17, 1 (this coin). A fine piece with a good portrait and an attractive green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1410
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Hadrian. 117-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16mm, 2.82 g 6), Nikomachos, circa 123-125. ΑΧΙΛ-ΛΕΥΣ Head of Achilles to right, wearing Attic helmet ornamented with Pegasos flying right on the bowl. Rev. ΝΙΚΟΜΑ - ΧΟΥ Horse prancing to right; below, monogram similar to the last. Burrer 152. SNG Copenhagen 341-2. A very attractive example with a fine green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 1411
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Marcus Aurelius, 161-1. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 31 mm, 21.67 g, 3 h), mid- late 160s. ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΥΡ - ΑΝΤωΝϵΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer, MA-G 1. Rogers 94. Extremely rare. A clear and attractive example with a dark, reddish-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 1412
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Marcus Aurelius, 161-1. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.45 g, 6 h), ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤ - ωΝϵΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer, MA-G 2. Rogers 95a. Attractive and with a lovely olive-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1413
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180. Hemiassarion or Semis (Bronze, 12mm, 2.14 g 7). Wheat grain on stalk, between the two open halves of its husk. Rev. ΘεC / CΑΛ / ωΝ across field. Burrer, MA-G 4. Rogers -. Y. Stoyas, Rare Pseudo-autonomous Issues of the Thessalian League struck in Imperial Times (in modern Greek), Studies Touratsoglou (Athens 2009), pp. 447-455, 3β (this coin). Extremely rare. Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1414
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Faustina II, 145-1. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 31 mm, 20.68 g, 4 h), ΦΑΥCΤεΙΝΑ CεΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair bound in a knot at the back. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 5. Rogers 97. Extremely rare. Bold and particularly nice. Dark, blackish-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 1415
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Faustina II, 145-1. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 10.28 g, 5 h), ΦΑΥCΤεΙΝΑ CεΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Faustina II to right, her hair bound in a knot at the back. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 7. Rogers 98a. Fine dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1416
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Septimius Severus, 193-2. Triassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.46 g, 11 h), circa 198-209. [ΑΥ] ΛΟ CϵΠΤ - CϵΒΗΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ / ΘϵCCΑΛ Nike driving triga galloping to right; below horses, Γ (= 3 assaria). Burrer MA-G 10. Rogers 101. Dark patina and very well preserved. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1417
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Septimius Severus. 193-211. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 22mm, 5.49 g 8), with a portrait of Geta Caesar, circa 198-209. ΑΥ ΛΟ CϵΠΤ - CϵΒΗΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΛΟΥ CϵΥ ΓϵΤΑΝ ΘϵCCΑΛΟΙ B (=Diassarion) Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta Caesar to right. Burrer MA-G 13(this coin). Unique. Unpublished save for Burrer’s listing). Dark brownish-red patina, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 1418
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Julia Domna, 193-2. Triassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.26 g, 7 h), circa 198-209. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ‧Cϵ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ / ΘεC / C ΑΛΩΝ Nike driving triga galloping to right; below horses, Γ (= 3 assaria). Burrer MA-G 19 var. Rogers 105 var. An unusually nice piece with a dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1419
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Caracalla, 198-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.82 g, 1 h), circa 198-206. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΜΑΡ ΑΥ ΑΝΤωΝϵΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, beardless. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 21. Very rare. Dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1420
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Caracalla, 198-2. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 11.35 g, 6 h), circa 213-217. ΑΥ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC Laureate, bearded and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right; to right, star of eight rays. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 28. Rogers 108. A lovely, sharp example with a fine dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 1421
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Caracalla, 198-2. Diassarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.94 g, 12 h), Circa 213-217. ΜΑ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙ Laureate, bearded and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right; to right, star of eight rays. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 33 var. Rogers 109. A bold piece with a black patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1422
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Geta Caesar, 198-2. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.62 g, 3 h), ΛΟΥΚ CεΠΤ ΓεΤΑC Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛωΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 26 (this coin). Extremely rare. Attractive olive-green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 1423
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Maximinus. 235-238. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 12.26 g 7). [Γ]ΑΙΟΥ ΟΥΗ ΜΑΞΙΜεΙΝΟC Laureate and draped bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. ΚΟΙ]ΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛ[ΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear. Burrer MA-G 42. Rogers 118. Bold, and with a nice, albeit imaginative, portrait. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
Lot 1424
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Valerian, 253-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.43 g, 12 h), ΑΥ Κ ΠΟ Λ ΟΥΑΛεΡΙΑΝΟ Radiate and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear; behind, Δ (= 4 assaria). Burrer MA-G 47. Rogers 124 var. Bold strike. Dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
Lot 1425
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Gallienus, 253-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.46 g, 12 h), ΑΥΤ Κ ΠΟ Λ ΓΑΛΛΗΝΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear; behind, Δ (= 4 assaria). Burrer MA-G 53. Rogers 126 var. Dark, greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1426
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Salonina, 253-2. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.96 g, 6 h), ΚΟΡΝ CΑΛΩΝΙΝΑ Diademed and draped bust of Salonina on crescent to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘεCCΑΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear; behind, Δ (= 4 assaria). Burrer MA-G 56. Rogers 132. Very clear and with a strong portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 1427
ELIMIOTIS, Aiani. Derdas II. Circa 380 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.17 g 10). Head of the youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. ΔΕΡΔΑ Club and spear point. K. Liampi, The Coinage of King Derdas and the history of the Elimiote Dynasty, Essays Hersh, pp. 5-11, 18a and pl. 2, 18a (this coin). Unique. Well struck and with a brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 1428
THESSALY. THESSALY. Larissa, Pelinna, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai and Skotussa. Lot of twelve Thessalian Silver Drachms of the later 5th and earlier 4th centuries, A lovely lot containing coins that are attractive, often rare, and have fine pedigrees. Larissa (7): 1428.1 5.70 g 11. Youthful hero wrestling bull to left/Horse to right. Herrmann pl. 3, 20. Ex Münzen und Medaillen 54, 26 October 1978, 204 (CHF 3300) and from the collections of W. Niggeler, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 5 December 1965, 257, R. Jameson, 1087, and R. Carfrae, SWH 23 May 1894, 17.
1428.2 5.98 g 2. Head of Larissa left/Horse to right. Herrmann pl. 4, 12 var. Ex Burgan V.S.O., 11 January 1986, 22 (FF 5100).
1428.3 6.16 g 2. Head of Larissa right/Horse to left. Herrmann pl. 4, 10 (obverse)/ 13 (reverse). Ex CNG electronic auction 97, 8 September 2004, 33 ($350).
1428.4 5.99 g 1. Bull rushing right/Horseman to right. Herrmann pl. 4, 18.
1428.5 6.24 g 3. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to right/Horse to left. Lorber, Middle, Series 1, O1/R3.
1428.6 6.09 g 3. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to left/Horse and foal to right. Lorber, Middle, Series 6, O1/R1.
1428.7 6.09 g 6. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to left/Horse to right, preparing to roll. Herrmann pl. 5, 5.
Pelinna: 1428.8 5.93 g 2. Horseman to right/Warrior attacking to left. BMC 4. Ex Bank Leu 30, 28 April 1982, 103 (CHF 6000) and Hess-Leu 11, 24 March 1959, 187.
Phalanna: 1428.9 5.60 g 7. Male head right/Horse to right. BMC 1. Pharsalos: 1428.10 6.00 g 4. Head of Athena right/Horseman. Lavva 156. Ex SBV 38, 12 September 1995, 141(CHF 950).
Pherai: 1428.11 5.64 g 6. Head of Ennodia to right, torch before/Lion’s head to right. Jameson 1107 = Traité IV, 613, pl. CCXCIV, 15 (this coin). Ex Münzen und Medaillen 85, 11 April 1997, 65 (CHF 4250), Hess-Leu 7, 16 April 1957, 200, and from the collection of R. Jameson.
Skotussa: 1428.12 6.08 g 1. Forepart of horse left/Wheat grain. SNG Copenhagen 250. Ex Sternberg XIV, 24 May 1984, 89 (CHF 2000). A varied lot with many appealing pieces, nicely toned and deserving to be offered individually. Some with minor marks or corrosion, otherwise, very fine or better (12).
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 1429
THESSALY. Ainianes, Demetrias, Lamia, Larissa, Oitaioi, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai, Thebai, Trikka and Skotussa. Lot of twelve Thessalian silver hemidrachms of the 5th through the earlier 3rd centuries, A very nice group, including a wide selection of mints and some scarce coins. Ainianes: 1429.1 2.81 g 5. Head of Zeus left/Phemios to left. BMC 2.
Demetrias: 1429.2 2.44 g 1. Head of Artemis right/Prow to right. BMC 1.
Lamia: 1429.3 2.69 g 12. Head of Dionysos/Amphora. BMC 1. Larissa (2): 1429.4 3.00 g 7. Hero with bull/Forepart of horse right. SNG Lockett 1565. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Summer MBS, 27 June 1986, 225 ($350).
1429.5Head of nymph facing/Horse right preparing to roll. Herrmann pl. V, 15-18 var.
Oitaioi: 1429.6 2.62 g 5. Head of lion left/Herakles standing facing. SNG Copenhagen 176. Ex Glendining 21 June 1972, 163 (£66).
Phalanna: 1429.7 2.70 g 12. Male head right/Horse to right. BMC 2. Ex The New York Sale II, 2 December 1999, 71 ($500) and Giessener Münzhandlung 95, 9 March 1999, 219 (DM 675).
Pharsalos: 1429.8 3.00 g 11. Head of Athena to right/Horse head to right. Lavva 121.
Pherai: 1429.9 2.70 g 12. Head of Ennodia/Hypereia. BMC 20. Thebai: 1429.10 2.58 g 11. Demeter/Protesilaos. Moustaka 92. Ex Glendining, 21 June 1972, 164 (£46).
Trikka: 1429.11 2.56 g 2. Hero and half bull right/Forepart of horse right. BMC 8-9 var. Ex Spink’s 32, 30 November 1983, 31 (£190).
Skotussa: 1429.12 2.81 g 2. Forepart of horse right/Grain. BMC 1. Ex Sotheby’s, Brand 5, 1 February 1984, 123 (£400). A lovely lot of hemidrachms, all in better than average condition and all toned. Very fine or better (12).
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 1430
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 400-380 BC. Lot of ten silver drachms of Larissa, all of Lorber, Early, Group 3. All have a head of Larissa facing, turned slightly to right or left on the obverse, and a horse grazing to right or about to roll on the reverse.
1430.1 6.13 g 10. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O17.
1430.2 6.00 g 3. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O19.
1430.3 6.14 g 4. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O22 (but reads ΣΙΜΟ on obverse).
1430.4 5.86 g 3. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O23.
1430.5 6.01 g 6. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O25.
1430.6 6.07 g 4. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O27.
1430.7 6.27 g 9. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O31. Ex Sotheby’s New York, 9 December 1993, 128 (part).
1430.8 6.11 g 10. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O42.
1430.9 6.04 g 9. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O53.
1430.10 5.94 g 1. Lorber, Early, Group 3, O56. A most interesting group with a number of unusual heads of Larissa. About very fine or better (10).
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 1431
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 380-365 BC. Lot of five silver drachms of Larissa, all with rare reverses. Larissa (5):
1431.1 5.89 g 1. Facing head of Larissa turned slightly to left/Horse prancing right. Lorber, Early, Group I, O2/R1.
1431.2 6.03 g 3. Facing head of Larissa turned slightly to left/Horse trotting right, looking back. Lorber, Early, Group I, O2/R12.
1431.3 6.06 g 6. Facing head of Larissa turned slightly to right/Horse pacing right; to right, ΣΙΜΟ. Lorber, Early, Group I, O57/R3.
1431.4 6.06 g 4. Facing head of Larissa turned slightly to left/Hero standing right, with horse standing right. Lorber, Middle, Series 3, O3/R2.
1431.5 5.99 g 8. Facing head of Larissa turned slightly to left and wearing grain wreath/Horseman prancing left. Lorber, Middle, Series 4, O1/R1 c (this coin). Ex Sternberg XIV, 24 May 1984, 85 (CHF 4500) and Hess-Leu 11, 24 March 1959, 183.. All rare or very rare, but:
1431.1 Tiny marks on the obverse and a grafitto of a sideways Α below on the reverse.
1431.2 Traces of surface corrosion on the reverse fields.
1431.3 Light scratch in the field below the horse, lightly double struck and with some softness on the upper part of the reverse.
1431.4 Die flaw on the reverse between 12 and 1.
1431.5 Corrosion on horse’s head and on parts of the reverse. Very fine (5).
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 1432
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 365-340s BC. Lot of twelve of the late facing head silver drachms of Larissa. All of these drachms have a facing head of the nymph Larissa turned slightly to left on their obverses; on their reverses all show a horse preparing to roll over - on the first two all four hooves are on the ground, on the remaining ten the left forefoot is raised and bent; the legend on the first ten is ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ, on the last two, ΣΑΙΩΝ / ΛΑΡΙ.
1432.1 6.02 g 12. Herrmann pl. V, 7 and 9 var.
1432.2 6.06 g 7. Herrmann pl. V, 7 and 9 var.
1432.3 5.87 g 9. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.4 5.79 g 10. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var,
1432.5 5.95 g 9. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.6 6.06 g 6. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.7 5.56 g 6. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.8 5.97 g 3. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.9 5.99 g 5. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.10 5.68 g 5. Herrmann pl.V, 5 and 8 var.
1432.11 6.16 g 11. Herrmann pl. V, 6 var.
1432.12 6.05 g 5. Herrmann pl. V, 6 var. A nice group, all lightly toned and attractive, some struck from rare dies. Very fine or better (12).
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 1433
THESSALY. Thessalian Confederacy, Larissa, Pelinna, Pharkadon, Pharsalos and Skotussa. Mid 5th-early 4th century BC. Lot of ten Thessalian silver obols, most scarce and some rare. Thessalian League: 1433.1 0.85 g 5. Head of bridled horse right/ΦΕ-ΘΑ Grain. Franke 1970, 4 and fig. 5.
Larissa (5): 1433.2 0.85 g 3. Head of Larissa right/Sandal to left. Herrmann pl. I, 4.
1433.3 0.68 g 9. Head of Larissa left/Sandal to left. As above, lot 97.
1433.4 0.86 g 12. Bull’s head and neck right/Head of bridled horse to right. Liampi Corpus IA, 18.
1433.5 0.92 g 3. Horse to left/Nymph with hydria to right. Herrmann pl. I, 11.
1433.6 0.95 g 5. Horse to left/Nymph standing left with ball. Traité IV, 679 var. (horse to right).
Pelinna: 1433.7 0.82 g 7. Horse to left/Warrior advancing left. Pozzi 1236 (this coin). Ex Naville I, Pozzi, 4 April 1921, 1236.
Pharkadon: 1433.8 0.89 g 1. Bull’s head and neck right/Horse’s head right. Liampi Corpus IIE, 4a (this coin).
Pharsalos: 1433.9 0.95 g 9. Head of Athena right/Horse’s head right. Lavva -, but cf. 14.
Skotussa: 1433.10 0.84 g 11. Head of Herakles right/Forepart of horse right. Apparently unpublished. Ex Lanz 97, 22 May 2000, 235 (DM 400). An attractive lot, including a number of very rare pieces and all in excellent condition. Very fine or better (10).
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 1434
THESSALY. Ainianes, Kierion, Lamia, Larissa, Metropolis, Oitaioi, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai and Skotussa. 4th-3rd century BC. Lot of ten different silver coins from Thessaly: eight obols and two trihemibols, some scarce and some rare. Ainianes: 1434.1 0.87 g 9. Head of Zeus left/Sword in scabbard and javelin. SNG Copenhagen 3. Ex Peus 284, 9 December 1974, 228 (DM 210).
Kierion: 1434.2 0.83 g 3. Horse right, about to roll/Warrior advancing to right. Moustaka 139.
Lamia: 1434.3 0.87 g 10. Head of Dionysos left/Amphora. Traité IV, 459. Ex Sternberg XII. 18 November 1982, 139 (CHF 1500) .
Larissa: 1434.4 0.93 g 5. Head of nymph Larissa facing/Horse feeding right. Herrmann pl. V, 19.
Metropolis: 1434.5 0.76 g 12. Facing head of river god/Dionysos seated left. BMC 1 = Traité IV, 522, pl. CCXC 11. Jameson 1098. Moustaka 97. Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 7, 9 October 1990, 85 (DM 1850).
Oitaioi: 1434.6 0.84 g 9. Lion’s head left/Bow and quiver. SNG Copenhagen 177. Ex Malter 49, Wilkinson, 15 November 1992, 362 ($325).
Phalanna: 1434.7 Trihemiobol, 1.26 g 10. Male head right/Horse right. BMC 3. Ex G. Hirsch 167, 26 September 1990, 322 (DM 450).
Pharsalos: 1434.8 0.95 g 2. Head of Athena right/Horse head right. Lavva 136.
Pherai, Alexander: 1434.9 0.84 g. Double ax/Wheel viewed on an angle. Unpublished.
Skotussa: 1434.10 Trihemiobol 1.11 g 12. Head of Herakles right/Demeter standing left. Traité IV, 629. An interesting group with some scarce and rare pieces: all attractive and toned. Good very fine or better (10).
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 1435
THESSALY. Ainianes, Atrax, Ekkarra, Gomphi, Gyrton, Halos, Homolion, Kierion, Krannon, Lamia, Larissa, Larissa Kremaste, Magnetes, Meliboia, Melitaia, Methylion, Metropolis, Oitaioi, Orthe, Pelinna, Perrhaiboi, Peuma, Phakion, Phalanna, Pharkadon, Pharsalos, Pherai. Circa 4th-2nd Century BC. Lot of 31 bronze coins from 31 different Thessalian mints, many scarce or rare and all unusually well preserved. Ainianes:1435.1 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 5.97 g 3. Head of Zeus to left/Slinger left. Rogers 137. From the Lindgren Collection, 1392, acquired in May 1991 for $125.
Atrax:1435.2 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 3.63 g 6. Head of Zeus to left/Bull right. Rogers 163.
Ekkarra:1435.3 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.86 g 12. Head of Zeus left/Artemis. Rogers 207.
Gomphi-Philippopolis:1435.4 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 7.20 g 12. Head of Hera facing/Zeus seated left. Rogers 215.
Gyrton:1435.5 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 5.20 g 12. Helmeted head of Ares right/Head of Gyrtona right. Rogers 230.
Halos:1435.6 Chalkous, 14 mm, 2.36 g 11. Head of Zeus right/Phryxos on ram. Rogers 242.
Homolion:1435.7 Tetrachalkon, 21 mm, 7.26 g 9. Head of Philoktetes left/Serpent right. Rogers 259.
Kierion:1435.8 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 2.17 g 9. Head of Zeus right/Arne right. Rogers 173.
Krannon:1435.9 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 3.89 g 9. Horseman right/Hydria on cart. Rogers 201. Acquired from Baldwin’s in May 1970 for £1/15/-.
Lamia:1435.10 Chalkous, 14 mm, 1.96 g 1. Head of Lamia right/Philoktetes right. Rogers 387.
Larissa:1435.11 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 4.84 g 11. Head of Larissa left/ Horse feeding left. Rogers 294.
Larissa Kremaste:1435.12 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.24 g 9. Head of nymph right/Harpa in wreath. Rogers 317.
Magnetes:1435.13 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 8.99 g 8. Head of Zeus right/Chiron right. Rogers 339.
Meliboia:1435.14 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.83 g 5. Head of nymph right/Bunch of grapes. Rogers 392.
Melitaia:1435.15 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.22 g 9. Head of Zeus left/Bee. Rogers 398.Acquired from Brian Kritt, February 1987 for $300.
Methylion:1435.16 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 4.51 g 2. Male head left/Nike left. Rogers 405.
Metropolis:1435.17 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 6.56 g 3. Head of Apollo right/Aphrodite left. Rogers 408. Acquired Michael Brandt, November 1991, DM 800.
Oitaioi:1435.18 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 4.73 g 12. Head of Apollo right/Spearhead and jawbone. Rogers 418.
Orthe:1435.19 Trichalkon, 23 mm, 7.64 g 10. Head of Athena right/Forepart of horse right. Rogers 421.
Pelinna:1435.20 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.11 g 12. Horseman right/Warrior left. Rogers 426.
Perrhaiboi:1435.21 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 8.19 g 6. Facing head of Hera/Zeus. Rogers 438.
Peuma:1435.22 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.81 g 6. Head of Achilles right/Monogram. Rogers 442.
Phakion:1435.23 Trichalkon, 20 mm, 5.34 g 11. Head of nymph right/Horseman right. Rogers 444.
Phalanna:1435.24 Trichalkon, 20 mm, 7.65 g 11. Male head right, ΠΟ behind/Head of nymph right, Π behind. Rogers -, but cf. 450.
Pharkadon:1435.25 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 2.23 g 6. Horse right/Star and crescent. Rogers 462-3 var.
Pharsalos:1435.26 Chalkous, 15 mm, 2.96 g 11. Head of Athena left/Horseman right. Rogers 483.
Pherai:1435.27 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 4.57 g 4. Head of Ennodia right/Lion’s head right. Rogers 512.
Proerna:1435.28 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 3.61 g 11. Facing head of nymph/Demeter. Rogers 534.
Skotussa:1435.29 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 2.91 g 3. Head of Herakles left/Forepart of horse right. Rogers 541.
Thebai:1435.30 Dichalkon (see the tetrachalkon that appears as lot 348, above: the present coin is much smaller, thinner and lighter), 17 mm, 2.95 g 3. Head of Demeter left/Protesilaos to right. Rogers 550. Purchased in November 1996, but at a price so high BCD was too embarrassed to record it, just terming it, “expensive”! One hesitates even to imagine what that could be.
Trikka:1435.31 Trichalkon, 22 mm, 8.17 g 12. Head of Trikka to right/Asklepios seated right. Rogers 552.. A splendid group of Thessalian bronzes, all with nice patinas or toning, all unusually attractive, and all very well preserved. About very fine or better (31).
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 1436
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus - Gallienus. A lot of 10 bronze coins, all minted by the Thessalian League during Roman times. Thessalian League:
1436.1Augustus. Assarion, c. 23/22 BC. 20 mm, 7.98 g 12. Head right/Athena left. Burrer 13, 1 (this coin). RPC 1425.
1436.2Tiberius. Diassarion, 23 mm, 16.66 g 6. Radiate head of Divus Augustus left/Apollo. Burrer p. 124, 8. RPC 1430.
1436.3Claudius. Diassarion, 22 mm, 11.89 g 1. Bust of Livia left/Larissa standing left. Burrer 40. RPC 1434 (but wrongly classed under Tiberius).
1436.4Nero. Assarion, circa 66-68, 20 mm, 7.69 g 12. Radiate head of Nero right/Youth struggling with bull to right. Burrer 35. RPC 1440.
1436.5Faustina II. Diassarion. 24 mm, 11.86 g 10. Bust of Faustina right/Athena Itonia right. Rogers 98.
1436.6Septimius Severus. Triassarion. 23 mm, 8.05 g 11. Laureate bust of Severus right/Triga to right. Rogers 102.
1436.7Septimius Severus. Assarion. 20 mm, 5.91 g 7. Bust of Septimius Severus to right/Warrior to right. Rogers 100.
1436.8Caracalla, sole reign, 212-217. Triassarion. 22 mm, 7.77 g 7. Bearded bust right/Nike in triga right. Rogers 112 ff.
1436.9Caracalla, sole reign, 212-217. Assarion. 18 mm, 6.15 g 2. Laureate head right/Warrior to right. Rogers 110.
1436.10Gallienus, sole reign, 261-268. Triassarion. 21 mm, 5.93 g 12. Radiate bust of Gallienus to right/Nike in triga to right. Rogers 131. All scarce to rare and all above average in condition. About very fine or better (10).
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 1437
THESSALY. 5th and 4th centuries BC. A lot of 6 silver fractions, either from Thessaly or of Thessalian type, most unique, but all of uncertain mints. 1437.1 Possibly Krannon. Hemiobol, 0.42 g 12. Head of a young man (Thessalos?) to right, wearing petasos; above, Π - Ι. Rev. Κ[Ρ?]Α Horse’s head right. Assuming that the Ρ is certain, this would be an unpublished and unknown issue of Krannon, dating to around the last quarter of the 5th century (or perhaps a bit later). It would have been inspired by the 5th century Taurokathapsia issues (as above, lots 77-80), but is clearly later and might be an archaizing revival.
1437.2 Possibly Phalanna. Obol, 0.75 g 2. Bust of a nymph to right, holding a mirror before her face; behind, uncertain letter; before, Π. Rev. Φ...Ν...ΩΝ Figure wearing short hunting dress standing before horse to right. Unpublished and unique, but the obverse type seems related to the chalkous from Phalanna that appears, above, as lot 261.
1437.3 Possibly Phaloria. Trihemiobol, 0.93 g 10. Head and neck of a wolf to right, with a bone in its jaws and with its paws outstretched to right. Rev. Figure on horseback to right, possibly holding a lagobolon in his upraised right hand - traces of letters in the field.
1437.4 Unknown mint. Obol (?), 0.94 g 10. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ...ΟΝΟΥ...ΩΝ Dionysos standing left, holding cup (?) in his outstretched right hand and resting his left at his waist; in lower field to right, bunch of grapes. Unpublished and unknown.
1437.5 Possibly Macedonian. Obol (?), 0.64 g. Horse feeding to left. Rev.Quadripartite incuse square Unpublished, but from the same reverse die as the following coin.
1437.6 Possibly Macedonian. Obol (?), 0.46 g. Horse feeding to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square, from the same die as the last. Unpublished. A fascinating group of coins, but what are they?. All with some traces of corrosion, otherwise, good fine or better (6).
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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