obolos 4
21 February 2016
Webauction
Lot 1
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 60-50 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.48 g), Helmeted head to left. Rev. CRICIRV Celticized Pegasus flying to left. D&T 554. Depeyrot, NC VI 91. Pleasant dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare variety with horse left
Lot 2
GAUL, Namnetes. Circa 100-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 22mm, 7.40 g 10). Celticized head of Apollo to right within ornate border, his hair flowing behind. Rev. Celticized charioteer driving biga left; below, figure with outstretched arms. Cf. De la Tour 6728. Depeyrot, NC VIII 173. Cf. D&T série 308A, 2183. Very rare variety with reverse type left. Some striking flatness and some light scratches on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2052 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 3
GAUL, Senones. Circa 100-50 BC. Unit (Bronze, 17mm, 3.78 g 4). Celtic male head to right. Rev. YLLYCCI Abstract bird left, two pellets within wings; to right, pentagram and cross with pellet; below, two pellet-in-annulets. D&T 2635. Depeyrot, NC V 130. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 4
BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, c. 10-40. Unit (Silver, 13mm, 1.17 g 11), Southern mint. VERICA / REX Bull butting right. Rev. COMMI F Male standing left, holding branch in his right hand; to right, bust left set on column. ABC 1235. Bean VERS 3-5. SCBC 137. Van Arsdell 506/1. A lovely example with dark iridescent toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An extremely rare and apparently unique Quinarius of the Helvetii
Lot 5
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. 2nd century BC. Quinarius (Silver, 15mm, 1.39 g 12). Celticized laureate head of Apollo to right, with curly locks. Rev. Charioteer standing, holding whip and driving biga to left. Cf. Allen, SNR 53, pl. 11, 71 and obolos 3, 15 November 2015, 4 (stater). Flesche -. Extremely rare and apparently unique. A fascinating example of particularly good style. Both sides well-centered and sharply struck. Rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A rare Zürcher Type with Swiss mountain goat
Lot 6
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 2.76 g), 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 grey glance patina and some fine light deposits as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 7
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 17mm, 2.08 g), 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 greenish-grey patina and some fine light deposits as found. Minor edge flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A beautifully toned “Regenbogenschüsselchen“
Lot 8
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Early 1st Century BC. Stater (Electrum, 17mm, 6.91 g). Triskeles within a wreath-like torc with an annulet at each open end. Rev. Pyramid of eight annulets: five, on the bottom, each enclosing a pellet, and three, forming the top two rows, each enclosing a smaller annulet; all within a wavy torc. Allen & Nash 160. De la Tour 9441. Kellner type IX B. A well struck and lightly toned example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
A rare and particularly nice Tótfalu Type
Lot 9
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.49 g 9), ’Norischer Tótfalu’ Type. Celticized laureate head to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, wheel. Flesche -. Lanz 844. Rare. Particularly well-struck and beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 10
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.49 g), ’Simmering-Réte’ Type. Laurel wreath pattern. Rev. Horse galloping to left. Flesche 493-494. Göbl OTA pl. 41, 549/1. Lanz 869. A most attractive coin with old cabinet toning. Sharp and clear and particularly well-preserved for this type. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 11
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 1.11 g), ’Simmering-Réte’ Type. Laurel wreath pattern. Rev. Horse galloping to left. Flesche 493-494. Göbl OTA pl. 41, 549/1. Lanz 869. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 12
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd to 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.82 g), imitation of ’Athena Alkis’ type. Blank convex surface. Rev. Stylized Athena Alkis advancing right. Dembski 571-574. Flesche 501. Kolnikova, Nemcice type O. Paulsen 205-215. A nicely toned example. Reverse struck slightly off center as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 13
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd to 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.89 g 11), ’mit Dreizack’ Type. Celticized laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, trident. Dembski 1332-1334. Flesche 551. Göbl OTA 415. Kolnikova, Nemcice type T. Lanz 711-715. A lovely example of particularly nice style for the issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An extremely rare and apparently unpublished Obol of the Boii
Lot 14
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd to 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 1.00 g 7), ’mit Stern’ Type. Celticized laureate head to right. Rev. Horse galloping right; above, star. Dembski - (cf. 749 ff). Flesche -. Göbl OTA - (cf. 386/3 and 388/2). Cf. Rauch 94, 2014, 57. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. A fascinating, clear, sharp and nicely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Very rare and extraordinarily well-preserved
Lot 15
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.58 g 7). Facing head. Rev. Rooster advancing right. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Kolnikova, Nemcice type V. Cf. Rauch 91, 2012, 15. Very rare. A remarkable, beautifully toned and clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An extremely rare and apparently unpublished Obol of the Boii
Lot 16
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii (?). 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.59 g 9). Facing head (?). Rev. Stylized horse galloping right. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An unpublished and apparently unique Obol of the Boii
Lot 17
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd to 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 1.04 g). Blank convex surface. Rev. Dotted line, pellet, two crescents, triangulum and rays. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Of the highest rarity. Unpublished and apparently unique. A fascinating example of particularly fine style. Beautifully toned and struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An apparently unpublished and unique Obol of the Boii
Lot 18
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 1.19 g). Blank surface. Rev. Bearded facing head (?). Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Of the highest rarity and apparently unpublished and unique. A fascinating coin with lovely toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A most fascinating and totally unknown issue
Lot 19
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.88 g). Pellet in two circular borders of dots. Rev. Horse galloping right; above, star. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished and unique. A most fascinating and totally unknown issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An extraordinary example of the “Banater“ Type
Lot 20
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd to 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 12.90 g 10), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Banater’ Type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left; in field to right, wreath. Flesche -. Göbl OTA 44a. Lanz -. A sharp, clear and beautifully toned example. Minor test cut on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Extremely rare and apparently unique and unpublished as a Drachm
Lot 21
EASTERN CELTS, Scordisci (?). 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.65 g 1), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kreuzelreiter’ Type (?). Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; behind, cross. Cf. Dembski 1067, Göbl OTA 108 and Lanz 408 (tetradrachm). Extremely rare and apparently unique and unpublished as a drachm. A lovely example with dark toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 22
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 9.20 g 9), ’Gjurgjevac’ Type. Diademed head to left. Rev. Horse galloping left. Flesche 584. Lanz 184. Göbl TKN pl. 28, 65. Dark toning. A few scratches on reverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 23
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.47 g 7), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’mit unvollständiger Legende’ Type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ Nude youth on horseback right, holding rein and palm frond; below, wheel. Flesche 652 var. (differing symbol). Lanz 357-363 var. (differing symbols). Rare variety. Nicely toned and attractive. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 24
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 12.68 g, 12 h), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’mit unvollständiger Legende’ Type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. IΙΛΙΠΠVS Nude youth on horseback right, holding rein and palm frond; below, Λ above torch; below raised foreleg, kerykeion. Cf. Flesche 640. Lanz 359. Preda pl. 2, 9. Nicely toned and attractive. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare and most attractive piece of the “Bartlose Gruppe“
Lot 25
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 12.01 g 4), ’Bartlose Gruppe’ Type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right without beard. Rev. Horseman to right; below, pellet. Flesche 672. Lanz 381. Cf. Preda pl. 13, 5 and 6. Very rare. A most attractive example with a particularly clear obverse and light toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 26
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd to 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 12.42 g 3), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Dachreiter’ Type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left. Flesche - (cf. 595). Göbl OTA pl. 15, 170/4. Lanz 448-450. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 27
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd to 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 13.01 g 11), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Dachreiter’ type. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left; before, torque. Flesche - (cf. 595). Göbl OTA pl. 15, 170/4. Lanz 448-450. A nice example with dark toning. Scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 28
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.02 g 4), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kugelwange’ or ’Dachreiter’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 612-614 (Kugelwange type). Göbl OTA pl. 16, 188. Lanz 458 (Dachreiter type). An extraordinarily well-preserved example of this type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 29
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 1.87 g 7), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kugelwange’ or ’Dachreiter’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 612-614 (Kugelwange type). Göbl OTA pl. 16, 188. Lanz 458 (Dachreiter type). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An extremely rare and apparently unpublished Obol
Lot 30
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.67 g 9), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kugelwange’ Type (?). Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping right. Cf. Flesche 616-618 and Lanz 502-518 (drachms and horse to left). Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. A most attractive and well-centered piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 31
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.17 g 9), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kugelwange’ Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 615-618. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 204/2. Lanz 506. A particularly attractive and complete example of this type. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 32
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.46 g 9), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kugelwange’ Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 615-618. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 204/2. Lanz 506. Nicely toned and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Very rare in this excellent condition
Lot 33
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 7.39 g 9), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Sattelkopfpferd’ Type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right with five prominent pellets forming his eye, nose, mouth and chin. Rev. Celtiziced horse advancing left; above, two pellets; all within incuse circle. Flesche 723-725. Lanz 629-637. Very rare in this quality. A lovely and sharply struck piece with old cabinet toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 34
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd to 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 10.37 g 1), ’Velemer ohne Gesichtsrand’ Type. Celticized diademed and beardless head to right. Rev. Horseman, with radiate headdress, riding to left. Flesche 528. Göbl OTA pl. 38, 471/4. Lanz 753. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 35
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.00 g 8), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kapostal’ Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right; laurel wreath shown as zig-zag between lines. Rev. Horseman to left; large crest above head, [crescent] to left. Flesche 571. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 500/3f. Lanz 799-812. A lovely example with old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 36
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 12mm, 2.36 g 1), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kapostal’ Type. Stylized head of laureate Zeus to right; laurel wreath shown as zig-zag between lines. Rev. Horseman to left; large crest above head, [crescent] to left. Flesche 571. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 500/3f. Lanz 799-812. Sharp, clear and attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 37
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.08 g 1), imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kapostal/Krcedin’ Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 619-620. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 503/1. Lanz 821. Beautifully toned and sharp. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 38
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.20 g 4), imitating Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin; ribbed and dotted imitative legend. Göbl OTA pl. 47, 8-9. Lanz 971-974. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An extremely rare and apparently unpublished imitation of Patraos
Lot 39
EASTERN CELTS. Late 3rd to early 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 11.95 g 9), imitation of Patraos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Armored cavalryman galloping to left, spearing fallen soldier holding Macedonian shield. Cf. Flesche 632 and Lanz 1004-1005 (but differing styles). Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. A most attractive example with beautiful old cabinet toning. Sharply struck and clear. A coin of particular style and unique as such. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 40
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Unit (Bronze, 20mm, 8.73 g 1), imitating an anonymous issue from the time of Philip V or Perseus. Stylized and ‘celticized’ head of river-god Strymon to right, wearing wreath of reeds. Rev. Trident. CCCBM I -. Lanz -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 41
ASIA MINOR, Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 3.92 g 12), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, A within wreath. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style). Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 42
ASIA MINOR, Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.67 g 7), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Sardis. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, torch. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style and imitating Magnesia). Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An extremely rare 1/2 Shekel of the Barcids in Spain
Lot 43
SPAIN, Carthago Nova. The Barcids in Spain, circa 237-209 BC. 1/2 Shekel (Silver, 16mm, 3.48 g 1). Diademed head of male to left (Hasdrubal?). Rev. Prow to right. Villaronga 6A. Extremely rare. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 44
SPAIN, Obulco. Circa 2nd century BC. Double unit (Bronze, 29mm, 22.49 g 12). OBVLCO Diademed female head to right. Rev. Iberian legend in two lines between plow and grain ear. SNG Copenhagen 237. SNG Munich 306. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 45
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 380-336 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.72 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 333 ff. Some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Quadrans from Nemausus
Lot 46
GAUL, Nemausus. Circa 40 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 12mm, 1.17 g 3). Helmeted and draped bust to right; behind, Q. Rev. [NEM COL] Inverted urn between two palms. De La Tour 2725. RPC 521. Very rare. Minor porosity and reverse struck off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 47
CAMPANIA, Hyria. Circa 405-385 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.05 g 7). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with olive-wreath and owl; behind neck, Γ. Rev. YPIANO Man-faced bull to right. HN III, 539. Rutter 22. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 48
CAMPANIA, Nola. Circa 400-385 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.36 g 9). Head of nymph to right, her hair bound in a wide taenia, wearing triple-pendant earring. Rev. [N]ΩΛAIOΣ Man-faced bull walking to right, head facing; above, Nike flying right, holding a wreath to crown him. Rutter 21. SNG ANS 550. Attractively toned. Obverse struck from a corroded die and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 49
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 300 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.31 g 6). Head of nymph to right, surrounded by four dolphins. Rev. NEOΠOΛITHΣ Man-headed bull walking right, crowned by Nike flying above; below bull, ΔI; to lower right, ΘE. HN III 576. SNG Copenhagen 410. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 50
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 250-225 BC. Unit (Bronze, 19mm, 5.90 g 11). Laureate head of Apollo to left within laurel wreath (off flan). Rev. [NE]OΠOΛITΩN Lyre to left and omphalos to right. SNG ANS 524ff. Rare. Corrosion on obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 51
APULIA, Arpi. Circa 275-250 BC. Unit (Bronze, 22mm, 6.89 g 1), Poullos. [ΠYΛΛO] Bull butting to right. Rev. APΠIA/NOY Horse galloping right. HN Italy 645. SNG ANS 641. Very attractive greenish-red patina. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 52
APULIA, Luceria. Circa 217-212 BC. Teruncius (Bronze, 27mm, 24.31 g), reduced weight series. Star of eight rays on raised disk. Rev. Dolphin right; above, three pellets (mark of value); below, L; all on raised disk. HN Italy 677c. Thurlow-Vecchi 283. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 53
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 7.49 g 12), Sa... and Arethon, circa 280-272 BC. ΣΑ - ΑΡΕ / ΘΩΝ Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse’s head. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a tripod in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin; below, ϹΑΣ. HN III 957. Vlasto 666. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 54
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 270 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 6.27 g 4), Sodamos and Gy.... The Dioscouri galloping to left; above, monogram of ΦΥ; below horses, ΣΩΔAMOΣ. Rev. TA-ΡAΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding on dolphin to left, holding Nike, standing right to crown him, in his right hand and two spears and a shield ornamented with a hippocamp in his left; below, waves; to left, ΓΥ. HN III 1011. Vlasto 775. Nicely toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 55
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 6.24 g 7), D(i)... and Apollonios, circa 272-240 BC. Warrior, wearing a lorica and a crested helmet, holding a lance in his right hand and a large round shield in his left, on horse galloping to right; to left, Δ; below, AΠOΛ/[ΛΩNIOΣ]. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding trident over right shoulder and being crowned with wreath by Nike flying towards him; below, waves. HN III 1038. Vlasto 894. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 56
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 7.83 g 11). Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins with his left hand and crowning himself with his right; below, ΣΑ above Ionic column capital. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding snake in his outstretched right hand and whip in his left; below, ΚΟΝ. Fischer-Bossert 958. HN III 942. A lovely example with beautiful iridescent tone. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 57
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.84 g 12). Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing with spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; below, dolphin to left; to left, monogram of AP; below, dolphin to left. Fischer-Bossert 852. HN Italy 937. Vlasto 605. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 58
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-375/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.70 g 2). Nude youth on horseback left; below, Palladion facing. Rev. A / TAPAΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, his right hand outstretched. Fischer-Bossert 484 (same dies). HN Italy 875. Vlasto 423 (same dies). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 59
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 3.33 g 6). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with Skylla. Rev. TAPANTIΩN Owl with folded wings standing right on thunderbolt, head facing; to right, ΣΩ. HN III 1018. SNG ANS 1317-1319. Vlasto 1068-1074. Light golden toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 60
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.28 g 8). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with Skylla. Rev. [TAPANTIΩN] Owl with folded wings standing right on thunderbolt, head facing; to right, ΣΩ. HN III 1018. SNG ANS 1317-1319. Vlasto 1068-1074. Struck on a short flan and minor cleaning scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 61
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 275-200 BC. Unit (Bronze, 15mm, 2.67 g 11). Cockle shell. Rev. TAN Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a kantharos in his right hand and cornucopiae in left. HN III 1087. SNG ANS 1602. Vlasto 1824. Minor corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
From the Vlasto and Nervegna Collections
Lot 62
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 6.46 g 12), Philokles, Le..., and Ar... . Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoroi (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 951 (this coin). An attractive piece, but with some slight metal faults at the center. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 63
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 6.22 g 5), Aristipp..., Gy... and Di.... ΑΡΙΣ / ΤΙΠΠ Nude male figure standing right, crowning horse ridden by young jockey to left; above to right, ΓΥ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to right, holding arrow in his right hand and bow in his left; below right, elephant; below dolphin’s tail, ΔΙ. HN III 1000. Vlasto 732. Toned but with an obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
The very first coin sold by SINCONA AG and not only as such very desirable
Lot 64
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.56 g 9). Kantharos; around, five pellets and, to right, ΚΙ (?). Rev. Kantharos; around, five pellets; to left, monogram of ΚΑ. HN III 1076. Vlasto 1626 var. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 65
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 433-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 14mm, 1.26 g 3). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. EY / HPA[KΛHEIΩN] Herakles standing right, wrestling with the Nemean lion. HN III 1380. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 66
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 510-470 BC. Stater (Silver, 26mm, 8.10 g 12). META (retrograde) Ear of barley with six grains. Rev. Ear of barley with six grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1482. Noe 193. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A Diobol from Metapontum of great style
Lot 67
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.97 g, 3 h). Head of Apollo Karneios to left, wearing ram’s horn. Rev. ME[TA] Barley ear with leaf to right, plough on leaf. HN III 1597. SNG ANS 522. A most attractive example of particularly good style. Flan crack, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 68
LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.63 g 9). Head of Demeter to right, wearing barley wreath. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; to right, star; to left, ΛY. Johnston C 8.10. HN III 1592. Minor cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 69
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.58 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with an olive wreath. Rev. ΘOΥΡIΩN Bull moving slowly to right, his head lowered; below, Δ; in exergue, fish to left. HN III 1760. SNG Oxford 877. Nicely toned and struck on an unusually full flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 860 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
From the M. Lafaille Collection, 1991
Lot 70
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 350-325 BC. Large unit (Bronze, 31mm, 31.08 g 8). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with Skylla. Rev. [ΘOYPIΩ]N Bull butting right; below, MY above kerykeion. SNG ANS 1183. SNG Copenhagen 1500. SNG Morcom 320. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 71
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. Distater (Silver, 26 mm, 15.60 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΣIM Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, torch. HN III 1843. Noe group L. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
A charming issue of particularly nice style
Lot 72
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 7.51 g, 6 h). Head of nymph to right, wearing necklace and her hair in krobylos. Rev. YEΛHTEΩN Lion walking to right; above, owl flying left. HN III 1277. Williams 217. A charming issue of particularly nice style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 73
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.58 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking right; above, E; below, Θ. HN III 1285. SNG Copenhagen 1546. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 74
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 7.41 g 9). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasus; above visor, A; behind neck, IE in shallow incuse square. Rev. [ΥEΛHTΩN] Lion attacking stag to left. HN III 1318. Williams 564 (same dies). Very attractively toned and very nicely centered on a tight flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 75
BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.72 g 4), issued during the Second Punic War. Diademed and draped bust of Nike to right; behind, lituus. Rev. BPETTIΩN Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself and holding scepter; to right, monogram. HN III 1963. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 76
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 480-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.89 g 12). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws; to right, crane standing to left. Rev. Incuse tripod, border of rays. HN III 2104. SNG ANS 306-307. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 77
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.22 g 6). Eagle, with head turned to right, standing left on stag’s head. Rev. ϘPO Tripod; to left, ivy leaf. HN III 2146. SNG ANS 352 (same dies). Flan crack and surface problems, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Litra from Rhegion
Lot 78
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 420-415/10. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.73 g 6). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗ Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Attractive dark patina as found. A sharp and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Tetras from Aitna
Lot 79
SICILY, Aitna. 354/3-344 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24mm, 18.54 g 10). AITNA Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Horse with trailing rein prancing right; above, M. Castrizio series I, 1. CNS 1. SNG ANS 1301. Very rare. Beautiful deep green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 80
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450-446/39 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.62 g 12). ΑΚ - RΑ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. ΛΙ (= Litron) Crab. SNG ANS 992. SNG Ashmolean 1673. Sharp and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A rare variety of a Litra from Akragas
Lot 81
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.60 g 3). [AKPA] Sea eagle standing left with folded wings. Rev. Crab; below, IΛ. HGC 2, 121 var. SNG Copenhagen 47-52 var. (both with ΛI). A rare variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 82
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 16mm, 3.29 g 11). ΓΕΛΑΣ Bull walking slowly to the right; above, olive leaf; in exergue, three pellets. Rev. Head of youthful male river god (Gelas) to right, his hair streaming upwards; behind, barley grain. Jenkins, Gela 507. SNG ANS 112-4. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 83
SICILY, Himera. Circa 430-420 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 24mm, 15.11 g 12), Cast coinage, reduced standard. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue and furrowed cheeks. Rev. Six pellets (mark of value). Kraay, Bronze pl. VI, 6. SNG ANS 180. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare variety
Lot 84
SICILY, Himera. Circa 425-409 BC. Hexas or Dionkion (Bronze, 17mm, 2.13 g 6). Pan, blowing into conch shell in his right hand and cradling lagobolon in left arm, riding goat springing to left; below, fish to left. Rev. IMERA-[ION] Nike flying left, holding aphlaston in extended right hand, left hand holding hem of chiton; in fields, • • (mark of value). Calciati -. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen -. Very rare with the mark of value to left and right of Nike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 85
SICILY, Himera. Circa 420-407 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 16mm, 4.79 g 7). Head of nymph to left; before, six pellets; behind, M. Rev. Six pellets within laurel wreath. Kraay, Bronze p. 31, 3. SNG ANS 186. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 86
SICILY, Hybla Megala. Roman rule, after 210 BC. Trias (?) (Bronze, 17mm, 5.36 g 12). Veiled female head to right, wearing kalathos; to left, bee. Rev. ΥBΛAΣ MEΓAΛAΣ Dionysos standing left, holding long scepter in his left hand and thymiaterion in his right; at feet, panther. CNS III 41, 1. HGC 497. Minor smoothing, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 87
SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.20 g 3). Quadriga moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer. Rev. [KATANAION] Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his hair cut short in the manner of an athlete. Rizzo pl. XI, 6 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 1250 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 895 (same obverse die). Struck from slightly worn dies with minor breaks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 88
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 425-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.94 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, ivy spray. Rev. LΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of roaring lion right; three barley grains around, mullet below. Boehringer 62 (same dies). SNG ANS 253 (same dies). A rare type with the mullet on the reverse. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1610 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 89
SICILY, Messana. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.84 g 12). The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike hovering to right above the reins and holding a wreath to crown the mules; in exergue, olive leaf and two berries. Rev. MEΣΣANION Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming right. Caltabiano 488. Rizzo pl. XXVI, 5 (same reverse die). SNG Hunterian 10 (same dies). SNG Munich 650 (same dies). Minor obverse die break, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A perfectly toned and lovely Litra from Messana
Lot 90
SICILY, Messana. Circa 460-451 BC. Litra (Silver, 14mm, 0.76 g 8). Hare springing to right; below, cockle shell. Rev. ΜΕΣ within olive wreath. SNG Copenhagen 413. Nicely toned and on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 91
SICILY, Mamertinoi. 220-200 BC. Pentonkion (Bronze, 26mm, 10.13 g 2). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. MAMEPTINΩN Warrior advancing right, wearing helmet and holding shield and spear; to right, Π. Calciati I, 41Ds2. SNG ANS 441. Beautiful green patina. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 92
SICILY, Mamertinoi. 288-278 BC. Quadruple (Bronze, 27mm, 17.06 g 9). APEOΣ Laureate head of Ares to right; behind, helmet. Rev. MAMEP[TINΩN] Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt. Calciati I, 92, 3. SNG ANS 402. Pleasant green patina. Minor corrosion on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 93
SICILY, Morgantina. The Hispani, 2nd century BC. Unit (Bronze, 20mm, 6.51 g 12). [HISPANORVM] Youthful male head to right. Rev. [HISPANORVM] Horseman to right, holding spear. CNS III, 341. SNG ANS 484. Die break on obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare bronze from Motya
Lot 94
SICILY, Motya. Circa 415/10-397 BC. Bronze (12mm, 1.93 g 7). Male head to right. Rev. Crab. HGC 946. SNG ANS 510-1. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 95
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 440 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22mm, 8.05 g 9). [Σ - E -Λ I - NO - TI -] ON Herakles standing right, holding club overhead, preparing to strike the Cretan Bull, standing right, which he holds by a horn. Rev. HYΨ - AΣ River god Hypsas standing left, holding branch and phiale from which he sacrifices over serpent-entwined altar to left; to right, selinon leaf above heron walking right. Boehringer SNR 76, p. 10, 45 = Rizzo pl. XXI, 16 = SNG Lloyd 1252 (same dies). About very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 96
SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 16.88 g 9), circa 480-475. 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 right. Boehringer 303 (V144/R210). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 97
SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.07 g 11), circa 480-475. 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 right. Boehringer 175 (V75/R122). Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1625 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A most attractive Litra from the Deinomenid Tyranny
Lot 98
SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Litra (Silver, 14mm, 0.78 g 10), circa 470-466. Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair tied up behind under headband. Rev. ΣV-R-A octopus. Boehringer 426 (V225/R304). A beautiful, well struck and perfectly centered coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 99
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.50 g 7), struck circa 466-460. [ΣYPA] Diademed head of Arethusa to right. Rev. Octopus. Boehringer 449-467. SNG ANS 137-143. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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