obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 38
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 380-336 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.72 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to right, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 333 ff. Some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 39
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 350-215 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.60 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to right, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A Wheel of four spokes. Depeyrot 10. SNG Copenhagen 722. Nicely toned and well-struck. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 40
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-121 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.68 g 1). Bare head of Apollo to left, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 31. A lovely example with most attractive iridescent toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely and pedigreed Didrachm from Neapolis
Lot 41
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.40 g). Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; below truncation, XAPI; to left, kantharos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, K. HN III 569. SNG ANS 356. A niceley toned example of fine style. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A nicely toned and pedigreed Litra from Tarentum
Lot 42
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.80 g 6). Scallop shell. Rev. Head of nymph to left. HN III 840. Vlasto 1162. A beautiful little coin, nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An attractive and pedigreed Stater from Tarentum
Lot 43
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 7.47 g 8). 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, K. Fischer-Bossert 870c (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 849. SNG France 1800 (same obverse die). Vlasto 607. Nicely toned and attractive. Minor die flaw on obverse and light scratches under toning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A sharp and pedigreed Hemilitron from Tarentum
Lot 44
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 8mm, 0.33 g 6). Scallop shell; to left, K (retrograde). Rev. Dolphin to left. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. Vlasto 1553. A nicely toned and attractive example. Minor scratch on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 45
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-290 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.81 g 7). Nude, helmeted warrior on horseback right, holding shield and two spears, thrusting spear downward; below, ΔAI. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras riding dolphin left, holding shield decorated with hippocamp and trident; to left, [ΦI]; below, to right, murex shell. Fischer-Bossert 1035. Vlasto 594. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 46
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 23mm, 6.54 g 8), Apollo.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; above, EY; below, ΑΠΟΛΛΩ above two amphorae. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalantos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, ΘI. HN III 1010. Vlasto 763. Pleasant toning. Some cleaning scratches and the reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A most attractive gold Obol from Tarentum
Lot 47
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Obol (Gold, 9mm, 0.85 g 9). Head of youthful Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left. Fischer-Bossert G34. HN III 992 (but wrong legends). Well centered. A few light marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A most attractive and pedigreed Didrachm from Tarentum
Lot 48
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 6.45 g 6), Lykinos and Sy.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse to left and crowning it with wreath; above, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm; to right, owl standing left. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 49
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.56 g 9). Kantharos; around, five pellets; 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: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 50
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 7mm, 0.29 g 12). Cockle shell. Rev. Dolphin to right. HN III 1074. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 51
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 6.49 g 9), Philotas. Horseman advancing left, crowning horse with wreath; to right, ΔI; below horse, ΦIΛΩ-TAΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand and distaff in left; to right, rooster. HN III 1024. Vlasto 846. Reverse struck somewhat off center and with minor flan faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An exceptional Diobol from Herakleia
Lot 52
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 432-420 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.17 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Herakles standing right, wrestling with the Nemean lion. HN III 1360. Van Keuren 38. An exceptionally nice example of this usually poorly struck issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 53
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-300 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.96 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Herakles standing front, holding club in right hand, bow and arrow in left, lion's skin draped over left arm; Nike holding wreath in left field; to left, EY; to right, Σ. SNG ANS 70. Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A nicely toned Stater from Metapontum
Lot 54
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 7.86 g 12). META Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. Jameson 260. Noe 75. A nicely toned example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 55
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 440-430 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.45 g 0). Ear of barley with four grains; uncertain symbol (ant?) to right. Rev. Facing head of ox. HN III 1500. Noe 346. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A sharply struck and nicely toned Distater from Thourioi
Lot 56
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Distater (Silver, 26mm, 15.95 g 4). Head of Athena to left, wearing helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skylla raising her right hand as if to shade her eyes as she looks off in the distance. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. BMC 27. HN III 1803. Noe C2. A nicely toned example of vigorous style. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Ex SKA FPL 3, 1976
Lot 57
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.61 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1800. SNG ANS 1007. A charming coin with a very nice head of Athena. Minor cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 58
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.44 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull with lowered head butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1799-1802. Corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Beautifully toned and of particularly elegant style
Lot 59
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.86 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΘE Bull with lowered head butting to right; in exergue, two fish above BO. HN III 1870. SNG ANS 1083 (same dies, but reverse die recut). A beautifully toned example, struck on an unusually large flan. Some very minor flan flaws, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
With a curious Λ below the bull
Lot 60
LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 7.81 g 11). ΠOME Poseidon advancing right, wielding trident. Rev. ΠOME (retrograde) Bull standing left; below, Λ; all within circular incuse. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 651. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Ex SKA FPL 46, 1986
Lot 61
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; all within a border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 834 ff. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 62
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.37 g 11). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin. Rev. ΥEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, owl flying right. HN III 1281. Williams 243 (same dies). Die break on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 63
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 6.84 g 1). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasus; behind neck, IE in shallow incuse square. Rev. [ΥEΛHTΩN] Lion attacking stag to left. HN III 1318. Williams 543 (same dies). Minor cleaning scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 212 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 64
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.94 g 5). [KAΥ]Λ Apollo advancing right, holding laurel branch overhead, small daimon running right on Apollo's left arm; stag standing right before with head reverted. Rev. KAΥΛ (retrograde) Stag standing right. HN III 2046. Noe 93. SNG ANS 180. Nicely toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A nicely toned Didrachm from Kroton
Lot 65
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 430-420 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.92 g 0). ϘPO Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws. Rev. Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws. HN III 2113. SNG ANS 317 var. (no ethnic). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely fine Triobol from Kroton
Lot 66
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 400-350 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13mm, 1.05 g 2). KPO (retrograde) Tripod with lion’s feet; to right, olive sprig. Rev. Upright thunderbolt; to left, star; to right, eagle standing left on column, head turned right. HN III 2185. SNG ANS 416. Nicely toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
From the Nelson B. Hunt Collection, 1990
Lot 67
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 380-360 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 23mm, 7.79 g 0). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmette flanked by griffins. Rev. KPOTΩ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lionskin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on lionskin; above, club and bow above MΔ. SNG ANS 382 (same dies). SNG Oxford 1524 (same dies). Beautifully toned and with a fine pedigree. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 68
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.84 g 0), signed by Ai... and Δ.... Eagle left with spread wings, holding hare in its talons; to lower left, AI. Rev. KPO Tripod with domed cover and fillets hanging from the handles; to right, stork standing left on Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A lovely Tetradrachm from Rhegion with a fine pedigree
Lot 69
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 17.20 g 1). Lion's mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A lovely example with most attractive old cabinet toning. Struck on a shlightly short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 5250 CHF
Lot 70
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 1.07 g 6). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. XI, Jα. SNG ANS 673. Nicely toned and struck on an unusually thick and heavy flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 71
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.62 g 9). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 72
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.71 g 3). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Darkly toned. Minor corrosion on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 73
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Triens (Bronze, 24mm, 12.67 g 3). Jugate heads of Apollo and Artemis to right; behind, [Θ] or [phiale]. Rev. PHΓI-NΩN Tripod; to right, four pellets. HN III 2550. SNG München 1673. An attractive piece with glossy green patina. Minor corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
From the M. Proschowsky Collection, 1970
Lot 74
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 400-356 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.47 g 5). TEΡINAIΩN Head of the nymph Terina to right, wearing pearl necklace and pendant earring, and with her hair rolled up and bound at the top of her head. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding dove alighting on her right hand and resting her left on the seat. HN III 2629. Holloway/Jenkins 84. SNG ANS 850. A nice example with old collection toning and a good pedigree. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 75
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 430-420 BC. Litra (Silver, 14mm, 0.80 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ABA-KAIN (partially retrograde) Boar standing right; to right, acorn. Bertino 13-14. Campana 10a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extraordinary Litra from Abakainon
Lot 76
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.51 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a full beard and long hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΑΙ-ΝΙ Boar standing right. De Luynes 836 var. SNG Copenhagen 3 var. Rare. Nicely toned and of very attractive style. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A beautifully toned Litra from Abakainon
Lot 77
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.48 g 12). Head of nymph facing slightly to left. Rev. ABA Sow and piglet standing left on double exergual line. Bertino pl. XII, 21. SNG ANS 1293. Dark find patina. Minor corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare Litra from Aitna
Lot 78
SICILY, Aitna. Circa 460 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.72 g 3). Nike, her head lowered, advancing right, holding a lowered kerykeion in her right hand and a wreath in her left. Rev. A-IT Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Hirsch 272, 2011, 70. NAC 25, 2003, 57 = Peus 392, 2007, 4003. Extremely rare, apparently only the third specimen known and unpublished save for the auction appearances of the other two coins. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 788 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 79
SICILY, Aitna. 354/3-344 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24mm, 15.71 g 12). 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 fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 80
SICILY, Aitna. After 210 BC. Trias (Bronze, 21mm, 5.17 g 11). Radiate head of Apollo to right. Rev. AITNAIΩN Warrior standing facing, his head turned to right, holding shield in his left hand and spear in his right. CNS 8. SN ANS 1160-1. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A nicely toned Didrachm from Akragas
Lot 81
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 520-500 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23§mm, 8.72 g 2). AKP[A-C]ANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab. SNG ANS 913. SNG Lockett 687. Beautifully toned and of charming late archaic style. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 82
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 510-500 BC. Akragas (Silver, 24mm, 8.19 g 10). AKRA-CANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 915 (same dies). Minor cleaning scratches and corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 83
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.62 g 12). AK-PA Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. CAΣ Crab; all whithin shallow incuse. SNG ANS 961 (same dies). Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 84
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.79 g 9). AK-PA Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab; below, small male head to right; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 958-9 var. and SNG München 59-62 var. (with eagle to right). Very rare with eagle to left. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 85
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.98 g 1). AKRAC-ANTOΣ (partially retrograde) Sea eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; floral design below; all within shallow incuse circle. Lee Group II. Rizzo pl. 1, 7. SNG Lloyd 807-8. Somewhat porous and with a few scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 86
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.78 g 1). AKRAC-ANTOΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left, with his wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 964 ff. SNG München 65 ff. Harshly cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 87
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.77 g 7). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; below, flower; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 986-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 88
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.76 g 11). AKRA-CANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 985 (same obverse die). Harshly cleaned, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare variety of a Litra from Akragas
Lot 89
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.57 g 1). AKPA Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. ΛΙ (retrograde). SNG ANS 986 ff var. (ΛΙ not retrograde). A rare variety with retrograde ΛΙ (for Litra). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 90
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.59 g 12). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; below, ΛI; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 989-95. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 91
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.56 g 12). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab; below, ΛI; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 989-95. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A pedigreed Tetras from Akragas
Lot 92
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450-415/06 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24mm, 10.00 g 12). AKPA Eagle standing right, his head lowered, holding hare in its claws. Rev. Crab; below, ••• (mark of value) and crayfish left. SNG ANS 1040. A most attractive example with a beautiful dark brown patina. Fields smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
A rare and particularly nice Onkia from Akragas
Lot 93
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 425-406 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 14mm, 2.29 g 7). Head of eagle to right. Rev. Crab; below, K. SNG ANS 1104-8 var. (differing obverse style). A rare issue with a particularly individual eagle’s head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 94
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 29mm, 19.46 g 8). Eagle, with raised wings, standing right on hare. Rev. [AKPAΓANTINON] Crab holding serpent in left claw; six pellets (mark of value) around, conch shell (?) and octopus below. CNS 40. SNG ANS 1031. A few cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 95
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 27mm, 21.20 g 1). [AKPAΓANTINON] Eagle, with raised wings, standing right on hare. Rev. Crab holding serpent in left claw; six pellets (mark of value) around, conch shell and octopus below. CNS 40. SNG ANS 1031. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Litra from Akragas
Lot 96
SICILY, Akragas. 275-240 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 1.12 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to left; to right, Δ. Rev. AKPAΓAN Eagle standing right. SNG ANS 1111 (same dies). A rare issue. Slightly porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another rare Litra from Akragas
Lot 97
SICILY, Akragas. 275-240 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.73 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AKPAΓANT Eagle standing right, with his head to left. SNG ANS 1112 (same dies). Rare. Struck from a worn obverse die but with a very neat reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 98
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 275-240 BC. Unit (Bronze, 23mm, 6.85 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Two eagles flying left, holding hare with talons. CNS 125. SNG ANS 1128. Pre-strike flan casting bubbles on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely Half Shekel from Akragas with iridescent toning
Lot 99
SICILY, Akragas. 213-211 BC. Half Shekel or Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.35 g 5). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝ-ΤΙΝΩΝ Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; to right, B. SNG ANS 1135 var. (different control mark on reverse). SNG Copenhagen 106. Beautiful iridescent toning. Die breaks on obverse and minor flan fault on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Unit from Akrai
Lot 100
SICILY. Akrai. After 210 BC. Unit (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.59 g, 12 h). Wreathed head of Persephone to right. Rev. AKPAIΩN Demeter standing left, holding torch in her right hand and scepter in her left. Calciati 1. SNG ANS 902-3. Rare. Light green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Litra from Entella
Lot 101
SICILY, Entella. Circa 440-430 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.46 g 5). Nymph standing left, sacrificing with her right from patera over altar and holding key in her left arm. Rev. ENTEΛ / AN (the first N retrograde) Man-headed bull to right. SNG ANS 1339 var. (N not retrograde). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Lloyd -. Very rare. Rough surfaces and the reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare and unusually nice Litra from Galaria
Lot 102
SICILY, Galaria. Circa 460 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.52 g 7). ΣOTEP Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand. Rev. ΓAΛA Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos in his right hand and bunch of grapes in his left. Jameson 574. Jenkins pg. 87, Group I. Very rare and unusually nice. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 103
SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21mm, 8.19 g 1). Nude rider galloping to right, hurling spear with his raised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. SNG Copenhagen 255. SNG München 254. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 104
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.71 g). CEΛAΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Rev. Wheel of four spokes. Jenkins 191. SNG ANS 40-1. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 105
SICILY, Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.17 g 1). Charioteer, holding kentron in left hand and reins in right, driving slow quadriga right; in background, column with Ionic capital set on plinth of two steps; in exergue, grain ear right. Rev. [CE]ΛAΣ Forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 211. SNG ANS 46. Minor porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 106
Sicily, Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.42 g 10). Horse walking right; above, wreath. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of Acheloos as a man-headed bull to right. Cf. Jenkins, Gela 256. Small chip at edge at about 10 o’clock at reverse and sligtly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 107
SICILY, Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.06 g 12). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, wreath. Rev. [CEΛAΣ] Forepart of man-headed bull right; below, goose standing left. Jenkins 398. SNG ANS 81. Struck from slightly worn dies as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An attractive Litra from Gela
Lot 108
SICILY, Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.65 g 7). Warrior on horseback left, holding shield and spear. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 401-53. SNG Copenhagen 275. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 109
SICILY. Gela. 430-425 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.51 g, 3 h). Horseman galloping left, holding spear and shield. Rev. [ΓΕΛΑΣ] Forepart of Acheloos as a man-headed bull to right. Cf. Jenkins 401. Obverse struck off center and legend on reverse off flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 110
SICILY, Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.62 g 1). Warrior on horseback left, holding shield and spear. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 401-53. SNG Copenhagen 275. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An outstanding and pedigreed Tetradrachm from Gela
Lot 111
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-415 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.35 g). Charioteer, holding reins and kentron, driving slow quadriga to left; above, Nike flying left to crown the horses. Rev. ΓEΛAΣ (retrograde) Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 472. SNG ANS 92 (same dies). A gently toned example of wonderful classical style. The obverse struck from the usual worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 112
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-415 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.89 g 2). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer. Rev. CEΛAΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 475. SNG Lockett 652. The obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An extremely rare Litra from Herbessos
Lot 113
SICILY, Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.66 g 10). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. EPBH Horned head of river-god to right. Buceti 1. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare. Die breaks and some flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare and nicely toned
Lot 114
SICILY, Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.70 g 7). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. EPBHΣ[ΣOΣ] Bearded head of the river-god Herbessos to right, wearing taenia. Campana 1. Rare and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 115
SICILY, Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.67 g 6). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. EPBHΣΣ[OΣ] Bearded and horned head of the river-god Herbessos to right, wearing taenia. Cf. Campana 1. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 116
SICILY, Herbessos. Circa 344-339/8 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.60 g 7). Head of Sikelia to right, wearing myrtle wreath. Rev. EPBHΣ[ΣOΣ] Bearded head of the river-god Herbessos to right, wearing taenia. Campana 1. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 117
SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-520/15 BC. Drachm (Silver (plated), 20mm, 5.22 g). Rooster standing left. Rev. Incuse square with mill-sail pattern enclosed within segmented linear border. Cf. HGC 421 and SNG Copenhagen 295. Nicely toned. Some breaks in plating on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 118
SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 5.41 g 9). Rooster standing to right; border of dots. Rev. Hen standing to right within a shallow incuse square with a square frame. Kraay pl. 9, 152. SNG ANS 149. Decent metal and nicely toned. Minor weakness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 119
SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Litra or Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.85 g). Rooster standing right. Rev. Mill-sail incuse. SNG ANS 144. SNG Lockett 781. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 120
SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Litra or Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.88 g). Rooster standing to left. Rev. Mill-sail incuse. SNG Copenhagen 297. Some minor granularity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 121
SICILY, Himera. Circa 500-483/2 BC. Drachm (Silver (plated), 18mm, 5.07 g 5). Rooster standing right. Rev. Hen standing right in segmented square within incuse square. Nanteuil 287. SNG ANS 146. Some breaks in plating on the edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 122
SICILY, Himera. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.73 g 3). Forepart of a human-headed monster to left, with beard, horn, wing and a lion’s paw; all within circle of dots. Rev. ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ Nude youth riding a prancing goat to left, holding whip in his right hand and goat’s horn in his left. SNG ANS 172-173. Darkly toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An attractive Tetradrachm from Himera
Lot 123
SICILY, Himera. Circa 440-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.52 g 10). IMEPAION (retrograde) Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying left, holding wreath. Rev. Himera standing left, holding patera over altar, left hand raised to right, satyr bathing in fountain fed by lion's head spout to right. BMC 34. SNG ANS 167. Weber 1351. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 124
SICILY, Himera. Circa 440-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.51 g 7). [IME]PAI[ON] (retrograde) Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying left, holding wreath. Rev. The nymph Himera standing left, holding patera in her right hand over an altar, and raising her left; to right, satyr bathing in fountain fed by lion's head spout. BMC 34. SNG ANS 167. Weber 1351. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 125
SICILY, Himera. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.59 g 3). Male head to right with pointed beard, his hair bound with ribbon. Rev. HIMEPA (retrograde) Corinthian helmet to right. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 312. Dark tone with slight porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 126
SICILY. Himera. Circa 420-407 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.65 g, 6 h). Youth riding goat prancing to right; below, Corinthian helmet right. Rev. Nike flying to left, holding aphlaston; in field to left, six pellets. Calciati 27. SNG Copenhagen 318. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 127
SICILY, Himera. Circa 420-407 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 15mm, 3.65 g 2). [IM] Head of nymph to left; before, six pellets. Rev. Six pellets within laurel wreath. Kraay 3. SNG ANS 186. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Trihemiobol from Himera
Lot 128
SICILY, Himera. Circa 339-330 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12mm, 0.75 g 4). KPONOΣ Head of Kronos to right. Rev. IMEPAIΩN (retrograde) Thunderbolt between two grain ears. Kraay-Mørkholm Essays, pl. VIII, 18. Very rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A rare AE from Iaitos under Roman rule
Lot 129
SICILY, Iaitos. Roman Rule, after 241 BC. AE (Bronze, 15mm, 2.36 g 3). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. IATIOY Artemis (?) standing left, holding torch (?) in her left hand. CNS I 5 var. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another rare and sharply struck AE from Iaitos
Lot 130
SICILY, Iaitos. Roman Rule, after 241 BC. AE (Bronze, 18mm, 2.89 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. IAITIN[WN] / LM Artemis standing left, holding long torch in her left hand. CNS I 5. Rare. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A sharply struck Trias from Kamarina
Lot 131
SICILY, Kamarina. Circa 425-400 BC. Trias (Bronze, 15mm, 3.48 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with wing-shaped cheek guards folded up. Rev. KAMA Owl standing to left, head facing; to left, lizard; in exergue, three pellets. CNS III 39. Westermark 202. Minor metal flaw on the helmet, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 132
SICILY, Kamarina. Tetras (Bronze, 14mm, 2.79 g 4). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. KAMA Owl standing left; to left, lizard; in exergue, three pellets. SNG ANS 1230. Sharply struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 133
SICILY, Kamarina. Circa 410-405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14mm, 3.13 g 4). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. KAMA Owl standing left; to left, lizard; in exergue, three pellets. SNG ANS 1230. Some spots of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 58 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A nice and clear Tetradrachm from Katane
Lot 134
SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.41 g 6). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both. Rev. KATANAION Laureate head of Apollo to right. SNG ANS 1242 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 891 (same obverse die ). Nice and clear, a fine example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 135
SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.12 g 7). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both. Rev. KATANAI[ON] Laureate head of Apollo to right. SNG ANS 1240 (same reverse die). Struck from the usual worn dies, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 136
SICILY, Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.82 g 1). Head of Silenos to right. Rev. KAT-A-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. SNG ANS 1264. SNG Lloyd 911. Rare and very nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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