obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
Lot 2
GAUL. Ambiani, circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.68 g), Gallo-Belgic Type E, struck during Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Blank convex surface. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. DT 239. S 11. VA 52/4. A lovely and well-struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 501 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare and most attractive Parisii Stater
Lot 3
GAUL, Northeast. Parisii, circa 70-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 23mm, 7.09 g 3), class V. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and a floral ornament before. Rev. Disjointed and stylized horse to right, with a fan-like checker-board design (a devolved chariot and driver) behind. De la Tour 7777. D&T 83. Revue Numismatique 1962, pl. V, 55-57. Sills 473. Very rare and in exceptional condition. A most attractive and finely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Starting Price: 20000 CHF
A very elegant Carnutes Drachm
Lot 4
GAUL, Carnutes. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 3.43 g 2). Celticized laureate male head to left. Rev. Double-tailed horse prancing right with dog seated right on his back; below, triskeles. D&T 3362. LT 6017 var. With a particularly sharp and elegant obverse. Reverse struck off center as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 5
GAUL. Cavares or Allobroges, 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.26 g 8). Crude laureate head left. Rev. Schematic horse left; caduceus below (here off flan). ABT 3b, pl. III, 3. CCCBM II 191. DT 3117. Flesche 133. LT 2895. Z. 23. Nicely toned and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare and lovely Helvetii Stater
Lot 6
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Late 2nd - early 1st Century BC. Syphate Stater (Electrum, 25mm, 7.23 g 1). Celticized laureate head of Apollo to right; all within crescent border. Rev. Charioteer standing left, holding whip and driving devolved biga; below, crescent ornament. Allen, SNR 53, 90-91. D&T 3074. LT 8922. Scheers 45, pl. VIII. Rare. Minor flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
A rare Basel type Obol
Lot 7
GAUL. 2nd half of the 2nd century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.46 g), Basel type (Gasfabrik), imitating Massalia. Celticized head of Apollo to right. Rev. M - A - S - O in the quarters of four-spoked wheel. De la Tour pl. 5, 2172 var. D&T 3173A. IFS pl. 21, 5. Kellner, Funde Manching, p. 126, 785. KMB p. 261, 68 var. Rare and nicely toned. Slightly broken flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 8
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 5mm, 0.32 g), Athena-Alkis type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with dots and lines. Flesche 450-460. Paulsen 147-149. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 9
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 5mm, 0.35 g), Athena-Alkis type. Blank convex surface. Rev. Athena Alkedimos advancing left, holding shield and brandishing javelin. Dembski 503-505. Flesche 435. Lanz 36-37. Paulsen 147-149. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare and apparently unpublished
Lot 10
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii (?). 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.89 g). Bulge. Rev. Concave surface with some traces of design. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Very rare and apparently unpublished. An intriguing and nicely toned piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 11
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.32 g), ’Totfalu’ type. Stylized laurel wreath. Rev. Horse galloping left. Cf. Lanz 869 (1/4 drachm), Paulsen 1143 and Rauch 88, 2011, 6. Rare and nicely toned. Reverse struck off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare and apparently unpublished
Lot 12
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.86 g). Horse galloping right. Rev. Irregular bulge. Dembski -. Flesche -. Lanz -. Very rare and apparently unpublished. Struck on a relatively short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 13
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. Quinarius (?) (Silver, 10mm, 1.42 g). Plain surface. Rev. Plain surface. An unstruck flan, but of curious weight. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare and apparently unpublished
Lot 14
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii (?). 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.94 g). Bulge. Rev. Torque with ornament inside. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Very rare and apparently unpublished. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Boii Obol
Lot 15
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.66 g, 4 h), Burgenland type ’mit Triskeles’. Celticized head to right, with wavy hair. Rev. Galloping horse right; above triskeles (here off-flan). Flesche 483. Rauch 94, 2014, 55. Very rare and nicely toned. Struck on a short flan, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare and possibly unique
Lot 16
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.56 g). Head of a rooster (?) to right. Rev. Uncertain design reminiscent of coining implements: two anvils with separate dies; to left and right, two hammers; in fields, five coin-like pellets. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Extremely rare and possibly unique. An intriguing issue missing from all the references known to us. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Boii Obol
Lot 17
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.52 g 9). Facing head. Rev. Rooster advancing right. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Kolnikova, Nemcice type V. Cf. Obolos 4, 2016, 15 and Rauch 91, 2012, 15. Very rare. Nicely toned. Area of weak striking and minor flan crack at 12 o’clock, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 18
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.86 g), 'Athena Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Stylized Athena Alkis advancing right. Flesche 501. Kolnikova, Nemcice type O. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 19
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.77 g), 'Athena Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Stylized Athena Alkis advancing right. Flesche 501. Kolnikova, Nemcice type O. A lovely example with an old cabinet toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 20
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.77 g), 'Athena Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Stylized Athena Alkis advancing right; in fields, ornaments. Flesche 501. Kolnikova, Nemcice type O. A lovely example with old cabinet toning. Struck on a relatively short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 21
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.72 g), 'Athena Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Stylized Athena Alkis advancing right; in fields, ornaments. Flesche 501. Kolnikova, Nemcice type O. Sharply struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Obol of particularly fine style
Lot 22
EASTERN CELTS, Noricum. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, ). Celticized head to left. Rev. Warrior (originally Athena Alkis) advancing right, brandishing javelin and holding shield with his left hand; in fields, ornaments. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Cf. Rauch MBS 11, 2006, 40. Rare. A lovely example with old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 23
EASTERN CELTS, Noricum. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.92 g 2). Celticized head to left. Rev. Warrior (originally Athena Alkis) advancing right, brandishing javelin and holding shield with his left hand; in fields, ornaments. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Cf. Rauch MBS 11, 2006, 40. Rare. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 24
EASTERN CELTS, Noricum. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.95 g). Celticized head to right. Rev. Warrior (originally Athena Alkis) standing right, brandishing javelin and holding shield with his left hand; in fields, ornaments. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Cf. Rauch MBS 11, 2006, 40. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 25
EASTERN CELTS, Noricum. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 1.00 g). Irregular bulge. Rev. Warrior (originally Athena Alkis) advancing right, brandishing javelin and holding shield with his left hand; in fields, ornaments. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Cf. Rauch MBS 11, 2006, 40. Nicely toned and well struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 26
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 9.84 g 12), ’Kapostal’ type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left; large crest above head, crescent to left. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 484/6. Lanz 774-780. A particularly good exmple for this issue with dark toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 27
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 12.45 g 1), ’Kapostal’ type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left; above, crescent. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 484/4. Lanz 773. Flan crack on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Tetradrachm of the ’Kugelwange links’ type
Lot 28
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 11.43 g 6), ’Kugelwange links’ type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Horse gallopling to right; above, circle. Flesche 621 var. and Rauch 94, 2014, 129 var. (differing style). Very rare. A well-struck example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 29
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 12.91 g 9), imitating Philip II of Macedon, ’Honter type’. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right. Dembski 1300 (same dies). Lanz 687-689. An attractively toned and well-struck example with countermark and test cuts on the reverse. Minor die flaw on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 30
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 13.34 g 3), ’Birnenscheitel mit drei Buchstaben’ type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; in upper fields, I - H; below, H. Cf. Göbl OTA pl. 9, 79. Lanz 396-397. Pink pl. IV, 79. UBS 67, 2006, 5418. Sharply struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 31
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 13.74 g 5), ’Dreifacher Perlkranz’ type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; in field to right, circle. Castelin 1249. Göbl OTA pl. 8, 64/3. Lanz 387-389. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 32
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 11.88 g 11), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; below, thunderbolt. Cf. Lanz 372. Two different countermarks on reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 33
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 13.46 g 7), 'Audoleon monogram' Type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; below, stylized Audoleon monogram; above and to right, ornaments. Dembski 1343-1345. Flesche 563. Göbl OTA pl. 35, 429/1. Lanz 723. Attractive and toned. Struck in very good metal. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 34
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 10.11 g 2), ’Kugelwange’ type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse gallopling to right. Flesche 615. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 193/10 var. Lanz 471. Nicely toned and well-preserved. Test cut on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 35
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24qmm, 14.12 g 10), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦIIΛΠΠ - O - I Horseman to right, holding palm frond and reins; below horse, Λ above torch; in field to right, palm (?). Cf. Göbl OTA pl. 5, 22/3 and Lanz 370. A lovely example with attractive toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 36
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 11.59 g 2), imitating Philip II of Macedon, ’Birnenscheitel’ type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right, holding palm frond and reins; in field to left, symbol. Dembski 1054-1055. Flesche 710. Göbl OTA 74/1. Kostial 396. Lanz 396-397. Attractively toned and particularly well struck for this issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 37
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 12.14 g 10), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to left. Cf. Dembski 1001-1006 and Lanz 369-374. A curious piece with an intriguing countermark and a test cut on reverse. Fair.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An apparently unpublished AE Tetradrachm
Lot 38
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Bronze, 20mm, 6.64 g 1), ’Banat’ type (?). Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horseman to right; below, III. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Apparently unpublished. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare and apparently unpublished
Lot 39
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.15 g 12), ’Banat’ type (?). Celticized head to right; in fields to left and right, ornaments. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, wheel and two pellets. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Very rare and apparently unpublished. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare and of particular style
Lot 40
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm or Didrachm (?) (Silver, 22mm, 4.66 g 9), imitating Damastion. Celticized head of Herakles wearing lion-skin headdress to right. Rev. Tripod; above, crescent and below, zigzag line; to left, monogram; to right, knife. Castelin -. Cf. Dembski 1536-1537. Flesche -. Lanz 1011. Extremely rare and of particular style. A well struck and finely toned example. Holed and with a scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 41
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.59 g 12), imitating Philip III of Macedon. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ (somewhat blundered) Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram. Göbl OTA pl. 45, 591/2 var. Lanz 939. A nicely struck and well-preserved example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare Drachm
Lot 42
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, ), imitating Alexander III (obverse) and Lysimachos (reverse) staters. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. [...]NΛ Athena seated left on throne with shield, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand, resting her left elbow on shield and holding a transverse spear in her left hand; before Athena’s head, four pellets. De la Tour pl. 53, 10061. Flesche 558-559. Göbl OTA 45, 596/1. Very rare. A lovely example with an unusual type combination. Struck on a slightly short flan as all other known examples, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare and apparently unique
Lot 43
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.10 g 4), ’Banat’ type (?). Celticized head to right, with wavy hair and wearing taenia. Rev. Horseman to right; below, uncertain symbol. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Extremely rare and apparently unique. A lovely toned and intriguing coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 44
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 1.92 g), ’Simmering und Réte’ type. Laurel wreath. Rev. Horse standing left; above, ornament. Göbl OTA pl. 41, 544/1. Lanz 861. Paulsen pl. 38, 888. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 45
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.35 g 4), imitating Philip II of Macedon, 'Kugelwange' or 'Dachreiter' type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, wheel. Flesche 612-614 (Kugelwange type). Göbl OTA pl. 16, 188. Lanz 458 (Dachreiter type). Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare and possibly unique
Lot 46
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (?) (Silver, 13mm, 0.90 g 1), imitating Alexander III (obverse) and Philip II (reverse) tetradrachms. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion-skin headdress. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, four-spoked wheel. Dembski -. Flesche -. Göbl OTA -. Lanz -. Extremely rare and possibly unique. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare and apparently unpublished variety
Lot 47
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Obol (Bronze, 8mm, 0.49 g 12), ’Warasdin’ type. Horse galloping to left. Rev. Horse galloping to left. Cf. Flesche 580 var. and Rauch Sommerkauktion, 2011, 27 var. (horse on obverse galloping right). Lanz -. Very rare, an apparently unpublished variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 48
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.71 g), 'Kugelwange' type (?). Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left. Cf. Lanz 502-518 (drachms). Rare in this denomination. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 49
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.69 g 1), 'Baumreiter' type. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left. Cf. Dembski 1087-1089 (drachms). Cf. Göbl OTA 131-134. Lanz 430 (head to left). Nicely toned and struck. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare Obol of the ’Kapostal’ type (?)
Lot 50
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.59 g 9), ’Kapostal’ type (?). Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping to right; above, circle. Cf. Lanz 828-839. Very rare and beautifully toned. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 148
ASIA MINOR, Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.62 g 3), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞ[ΑΝ] 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). A sharply struck and well-centered piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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