obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
Lot 1
SPAIN, Kese (Tarraco). 2nd Century BC. As (Bronze, 23mm, 9.08 g 7). Male head to right; behind, TIKI (in Iberian) Rev. KESE (in Iberian) Horseman galloping right, holding palm. Villaronga 101. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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 51
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 275-250 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20mm, 7.19 g 1). Head of nymph to left; behind neck, herm to right. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, IΣ. HN Italy 586. Sambon 518. Attractive and toned. Hair slightly strengthened, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 52
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.47 g, 4 h), Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalantyhos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly turned back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand, and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. ΕΠΙΚ. Flan fault on reverse, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 53
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.32 g 12). Ear of barley with four grains; uncertain symbol (ant?) to right. Rev. Boukranion. HN Italy 1500. Noe 346. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 54
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.73 g 12). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, cross-torch. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; to right, TH. HN III 1555. Johnston A5.3. SNG ANS 405. An attractive piece with an elegant head of Leukippos. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very elegant Drachm of the Brettii
Lot 55
BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.46 g 8), 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. Minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 56
BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. Half or Triobol (Bronze, 19mm, 4.61 g 12). ΝΙΚΑ Head of Nike to left, wearing stephane, pendant earring and necklace. Rev. ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ Zeus striding right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. HN III 1943. Nice green patina as found. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 57
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 480-430 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 8.00 g 0). ϘΡΟ Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws; to left, crane standing to right; border of dots. Rev. As the obverse but incuse and without the crane; rayed border. SNG ANS 264. HN Italy 2102. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 58
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 470-440 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.46 g 7). Tripod. Rev. Octopus. Attianese 84. Nicely toned and very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21mm, 8.93 g 1). AKRA (partly retrograde) Eagle standing to right, wings closed. Rev. Crab within circular incuse. SNG ANS 954. SNG Copenhagen 29. SNG Lockett 699. SNG München 53. Attractive and with a sharply struck reverse. Nicely toned. Eagle’s head slightly struck off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 60
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 29mm, 18.23 g 4). AK-PA Eagle right, clutching dead hare in talons. Rev. Crab; below, crayfish to right; around, six pellets. CNS 10. SNG ANS 1027. Tiny spot of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 61
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 425-406 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 22mm, 11.28 g 7). AK-PA Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons. Rev. Crab; below, crayfish to left; three pellets between. CNS 54. SNG ANS 1042. The obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 62
SICILY, Himera. Circa 430-420 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 24mm, 13.42 g), cast coinage, reduced standard. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue and furrowed cheeks. Rev. Six pellets. CNS 24. Kraay pl VI, 6. SNG ANS 180. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 63
SICILY, Panormos. Punic Ooccupation, circa 400-380 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 24mm, 12.43 g). ZIZ (in Punic) Rooster standing to right. Rev. Six pellets. Jenkins pl. 24, 18. ANG ANS 5332. Several breaks in patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 64
SICILY, Messana. 278-276 BC. Litra (Bronze, 22mm, 7.57 g 5). MEΣΣANIΩΝ Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Lion standing right, club above, torch in exergue. BMC 79. SNG Copenhagen 426-7. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 65
SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.92 g 3), struck under Gelon I, 485-79. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing neck­lace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 72 (V35/R47). SNG ANS 18 (same dies). Good fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
From the collection of the Rockefeller University
Lot 66
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.80 g 7), Struck circa 450-440. 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; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-ΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer Series XVI, 584 (V289/R394). SNG ANS 188 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and unusually complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
From the Velkov Collection, Vinchon 1994
Lot 67
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. 100 Litrai (Gold, 18mm, 5.80 g 3), unsigned but by Euainetos, c. 405-400. [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound up in a sphendone ornamented with two stars, wearing a single-pendant earring and a pearl necklace; globule in field before and behind her neck. Rev. Youthful Herakles kneeling to right on rocky ground line, grappling with the Nemean lion. Bérend 14/1, 2 (this coin). SNG ANS 327-328 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1421. Good style. Struck from slightly rusty and worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Starting Price: 7500 CHF
Lot 68
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Litron (Bronze, 22mm, 7.34 g 1). ΣYP[A] Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with laurel wreath. Rev. Hippocamp to left. CNS 35. SNG ANS 434. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 69
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Litron (Bronze, 17mm, 6.58 g 10). ΣYPA Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with laurel wreath. Rev. Hippocamp to left. CNS 35. SNG ANS 434. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 70
SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy, 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 26mm, 20.07 g 11), circa 339/8-334. ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Free horse prancing to left. SNG ANS 533-541. SNG Lloyd 1456-1457. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 71
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Bronze (22mm, 8.47 g 3). ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Head of Kore to left, wearing wreath of grain, earrings and necklace. Rev. Charioteer driving fast biga to right. CNS 123. SNG ANS 768. Pleasant green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
From the Velkov Collection and ex Ars Classica IV, 1922
Lot 72
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. 100 Litrai (Electrum, 19mm, 6.70 g 3). ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, lunar eclipse. Rev. ΣΩTEIPA Diademed head of Artemis Soteira to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl nicklace. Jenkins Group D, a/a (this specimen cited). Of the highest rarity, one of possibly only two known. Tiny flan crack and minor file marks on edge at 5-8 o’clock on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Starting Price: 7500 CHF
Lot 73
ZEUGITANA, Carthage. Circa 300 BC. Shekel (Silver, 19mm, 7.96 g 2). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; behind, palm tree; to right, star. Gulbenkian 383. Muller 108. SNG Copenhagen 141. An attractive, toned example. Minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 74
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 200-150 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 1.97 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠAN Facing head of lion. MacDonald 131. Darkly toned as found. Obverse struck somewhat off center and edges chipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 75
THRACE, Odessos. Circa 281-270 BC. Bronze (18mm, 5.35 g 1). Diademed female head to right. Rev. The Great God reclining left on plinth inscribed OΔHΣITΩN, behind, upturned amphora; countermark Δ within linear circle. AMNG 2177. SNG Copenhagen 669. Beautiful near black patina. Some flatness from countermarking, otherweise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 76
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.86 g 9). Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below, eagle, Ξ. AMNG I 406. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 77
MOESIA, Istros. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.65 g 5). Two facing male heads side by side, one upright and the other inverted. Rev. ΙΣΤΡΙΗ Sea eagle standing left on dolphin; below, A. AMNG I 416. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 78
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.21 g 6). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Anchor with crayfish to left and A to right. SNG BM Black Sea 153 ff. SNG Copenhagen 454. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Nicopolis ad Istrum
Lot 79
MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 13mm, 2.52 g 12). Winged and draped bust of Nike to right, palm branch over left shoulder. Rev. NEIKO... ΠΡΟC ICTPON star and crescent. AMNG -. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Evelpidis -. Very rare. Beautiful light green patina. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 80
MOESIA INFERIOR, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 18mm, 3.81 g 1). TOMOC Draped bust of eponymous heros Tomos to right. Rev. TOME-ITΩN Eros riding lion to right, holding bow in left hand. AMNG I 2573. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Nicopolis ad Istrum
Lot 81
MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century. Assarion (Bronze, 13mm, 2.20 g 6). [NEIKOΠOΛITΩN] Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΠPOC IC Lion leaping right. AMNG -. Pecunem 23, 5 October 2014, 510. Very rare. Beautiful light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 82
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 2.43 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet with X; in the other, lizard. BMC 51. SNG Copenhagen -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 83
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.07 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in each of the sunken squares, pellet. McClean 4055-6. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 84
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.49 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet; in the other, ivy-leaf. BMC 13. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 85
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.46 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, wreath; in the other, pellet. McClean 4076. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Apparently unpublished with these symbols
Lot 86
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.32 g). Forepart of lion to right, his head turned to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; dot above I in one quarter, kantharos in opposite quarter. BMC -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. Weber -. Apparently unpublished with these symbols. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 87
THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.34 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet with monogram of AΓ; in the other, a fish. McClean 4094. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 88
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 455/4-453/2 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.26 g 10). Head of Hermes wearing petasos to right. Rev. Α - Ι Kerykeion. Cf. May, Ainos 83. An attractive, toned and well centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare pseudo-autonomous issue from Ainos
Lot 89
THRACE, Ainos. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century AD. Bronze (15mm, 2.64 g 7). Head of Hermes to right, wearing Petasos; before, kerykeion. Rev. AIN-IΩN Kerykeion. AMNG -. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 90
THRACE. Perinthus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 1st Century AD. (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.77 g, 7 h), Draped bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos before. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ Cult statue of Hera Samion standing facing. Schönert, Perinthos, 102. RPC I 1764. Attractive details with a lovely deep green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An enigmatic and apparently unknown Obol
Lot 91
Northern Greece (?), Uncertain Mint. Circa 450 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.63 g). Ram’s head to right. Rev. Irregular mill-sail incuse with filled quarters. Apparently unknown. An enigmatic little coin. Somewhat rough surfaces and striking split, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 92
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 463-449 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 8.76 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr, with long beard and long hair, moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who raises her right hand in protest and wears a bracelet, and thin robes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1012. Nicely toned and of beautiful early Classical style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 93
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 8.76 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. Attractive dark toning. Some scuffs and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 94
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.67 g). Nude, ithyphallic satyr rushing to right in the archaic kneeling-running position, holding a nymph in his arms who raises her right arm in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 104. HGC 6, 331. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Ashmolean 3643-50. SGN Copenhagen 1009. Attractively toned. Some die rust on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A curious Billon ‘Stater’ from Thasos
Lot 95
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 525-500 BC. ‘Stater’ (Billon, 22mm, 13.61 g), a curious, thick coin, perhaps struck as a trial piece in off-metal. Satyr, moving to right, holding a nymph who vaguely protests in his arms Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 96
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36mm, 16.46 g 12). Head of a youthful Dionysos to right, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles, nude but for laurel wreath and lion’s skin over his left shoulder, standing left, holding club with his right hand; to left, M. Le Rider 51. Struck on a very broad flan. Obverse a bit rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 97
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After circa 146 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.76 g 12). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and taenia. Rev. HΡAKΛEOΥΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder; to left, monogram. HGC 359. Le Rider 51. An attractive example with a lovely iridescent toning. Nicely toned. Minor nicks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Very rare and of beautiful imitative style
Lot 98
Thracian region. Circa 400-350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12mm, 0.63 g 12), an imitation of an issue from Thasos. Satyr running right, holding kantharos. Rev. ΘAΣ-ION (retrograde) Volute krater with tall handles. Unpublished and unknown, but cf. Gemini IX, 2012, 80 for another imitation of different style and with blundered legend. Very rare and of beautiful imitative style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 99
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-282/1 BC. Bronze (18 mm, 4.63 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead. SNG Copenhagen 1153. Minor deposits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 225 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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