obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 1
IBERIA, Obulco. Late 3rd century BC. AE (Bronze, 22mm, 9.29 g 12). OBVLCO Female head to right within laurel wreath. Rev. Horseman riding right, holding spear with his right hand. ACIP 2182. SNG BM Spain 1400-1401. A most attractive example with a lovely dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 2
GAUL, Aedui. 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 4.85 g 3), 'Dreigehörnter Stierkopf' type. Helmeted head to right. Rev. Horned animal with bull’s head prancing right. Allen 315. Castelin 558. Gäumann 21. LT 5253. A beautiful piece with a very dark glance patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A rare Quarter stater of the Bellovaci
Lot 3
GAUL, Bellovaci. Circa 60-30/25 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 11mm, 1.39 g 1), 'Quart à l’astre' type. Abstracted face right, with huge eye; to left, torques and radiant sun. Rev. Horse galloping right; above, radiant sun. DT Serie 42 A, 472 var. LT 7239 var. Scheers 166. A rare variety with only one sun on reverse. A particularly fine and elegant example with lovely toning. Minor areas of weak striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
A very rare Potin Unit of the Bituriges (?)
Lot 4
GAUL, Bituriges (?). 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 3.12 g 3), 'Aux deux volutes' type. Celticized head to right within border. Rev. Horizontal line with two hook-shaped ornaments. DT 3500. Gäumann -. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A rare and lovely Potin Unit of the Durocasses
Lot 5
GAUL, Durocasses. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 17mm, 2.82 g 11), 'Aux croisettes' type. Celticized head to left, with curly hair. Rev. Abstract horse, reduced to a horizontal volute with two crosses below; above, three pellets above an upturned arc above a cross; below, ground line with vertical striations. Blanchet, Traité des Monnaies gauloises, Fig. 559. DT 2508A. Gäumann 184. Rare. A lovely example with a dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare 'Aux volutes cruciformes' type
Lot 6
GAUL, Durocasses. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 3.81 g), 'Aux volutes cruciformes' type. Helmeted head to left, within border. Rev. Swastika. Fischer 118. Gäumann 186. A very rare and well-preserved piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A very rare Potin Unit of the Parisii
Lot 7
GAUL, Parisii. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 4.19 g 12). Helmeted head of Diana to right, surmounted by crescent; ornaments around. Rev. Horse standing left; above, spiral ornament; below, pellet and crescent. Allen 475. DT 682. Gäumann 144. LT 7820. A very rare and fascinating issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
A rare and most attractive 'Tête de face' type
Lot 8
GAUL, Senones or Parisii (?). 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 2.52 g 2), 'Tête de face' type. Facing head with big cheeks; around, four pellets. Rev. Horse prancing left; around, pellets. DT 2650. Gäumann 141. LT 5713. Rare. A nice and attractive example with a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 9
GAUL, Remi. Circa 50-30 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 17mm, 1.31 g 10). AVTELA Bust of winged Victory wearing torque to left. Rev. VLATOS Bull standing right; above, double spiral ornament; below, quatrefoil above grain ear. D&T 641. Depeyrot 36. Beautiful dark toning. Edge chipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 10
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 18 mm, 3.83 g, 11 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with headband to left. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Allen 323-327. Castelin 777-818. Gallia 52, A 4, 1ff. Gäumann 68. LT 5368. An attractive piece with a lovely dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare 'Grosse tête' type
Lot 11
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 4.93 g 11), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Burkhardt 2BB. Gruel & Geiser B1. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 2 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). Nick B2/1. Rare. A magnificent example with beautiful dark toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A very rare 'Grosse tête' type
Lot 12
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 22 mm, 6.66 g, 10 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Cf. Burkardt -. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 3 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). Gruel & Geiser B2. Nick -. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 13
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 20 mm, 5.36 g, 9 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Allen 328. Castelin 737-740. Gallia 52, B1-B3. Gäumann 71. Rare. A nice example with a lovely dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 14
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.36 g 9), 'Grosse tête' type, 'Leiterband-Potin' variety. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Cf. Burkardt Gruppe 3. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 5 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). A very rare variety. A clear and most attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 15
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.63 g 9), 'Stirnlocken' type. Celticized head to right, with curly hair. Rev. Boar standing right; to left, circlet with torques; below, torques with pellets at the end and 5 other pellets within. Allen 444-447. Castelin 293-295. DT 530. Gäumann 151. LT 7905. A particularly well-preserved exmaple of this type. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A brillian Potin Unit of the Suessiones
Lot 16
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.53 g 3), 'Au cheval à droite mit X' type. Celticized head with crested hair to left. Rev. Horse prancing right; above, two torques; below, X. Allen 397. DT 684. Gäumann 153. LT 7924. A brilliant example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A spectacular 'Lockenkopf' type
Lot 17
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 4.94 g 12), 'Lockenkopf' type. Celticized head with curly hair to right, wearing torques; before, curved zigzag line. Rev. Horse prancing left; above, rosette; below, quatrefoil. Allen 471-474. Gäumann 155. LT 7870. Rare. A spectacular example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A lovely and pedigreed Tincommius Stater
Lot 18
BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Tincommius, c. 30-10 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 5.36 g 7). TINC on sunken tablet. Rev. C F Warrior (king?) on horseback to right, thrusting spear to right. ABC 1058. BMC 766. S 75. Van Arsdell 375. A lovely example. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 19
BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, c. 10-40. Unit (Silver, 13mm, 1.17 g 11), Southern mint. VERICA / REX Bull butting right. Rev. COMMI F Man standing left, holding branch in his right hand; to right, bust left set on column. ABC 1235. Bean VERS 3-5. SCBC 137. Van Arsdell 506/1. A lovely example with dark iridescent toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 212 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A nicely toned and sharp Epaticcus Quinarius
Lot 20
BRITAIN, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Epaticcus, c. 35-43. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.16 g 2). EPPATI Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing facing on serpent, his head turned to left, with his wings spread; pellet-in-annulet to upper right. ABC 1346. Van Arsdell 580-1. Nicely toned and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 21
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Circa mid 1st century BC. 'Büschelquinar' (Silver, 14mm, 1.83 g). Head devolved into a bush. Rev. Horse prancing to left; three pellets above. Dembski 427 ff. var. Flesche 370-371 var. Kellner 217. Rare. A lovely example in excellent metal. Well-centered and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 22
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 7mm, 0.32 g), 'Athena-Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with dots and lines. Flesche 450-460. Paulsen 154. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare obol of the Boii
Lot 23
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. Late 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.46 g). Pentagram with a central pellet. Rev. Stylized forepart of pegasos to left. Dembski 779. Flesche -. Rare. An attractive piece with light toning. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
The first coin that can be ascribed to Zürich
Lot 24
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 3.83 g 3), 'Zürcher' type. Thunderbolt. Rev. Mountain goat standing left, its head turned back to right. BMC G xxxiii, S 377. SLM 905 ff. Toned and with a very nice reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A beautiful and pedigreed Tetradrachm of the Eastern Celts
Lot 25
EASTERN CELTS. Circa 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 12.59 g, 11 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Zeus to right. Rev. Celticized horse to left, rider holding branch in his left hand. CCCBM I 28. DT 9870. A magnificent, unusually well-struck example with excellent surfaces. Very minor flatness, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 26
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 11.21 g 3), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse gallopling left; above, floral ornament. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 192/1. Lanz 462. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 27
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 11.09 g 11), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet; below, cross. Flesche 615 var. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 193/3. Lanz 466. Slightly rough surfaces and some scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 28
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.09 g 12), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 615-618. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 204/2. Lanz 506. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 29
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 9.48 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping left; above, four pellets; in field to left, two pellets; below, triangular symbol. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 353/12. Lanz 682. A particularly nice example in excellent metal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 30
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st centuries BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 19mm, 9.72 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping left. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 367/4. Lanz 685-686. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 31
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 18mm, 10.16 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping to left. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 367/4. Lanz 685-686. Fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 32
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 3.29 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: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A beautifully toned and sharply struck Tetradrachm imitating Thasos
Lot 33
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.36 g 1), imitating Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club in his right hand and lion skin with his left; ribbed and dotted imitative legend. Göbl OTA pl. 48/49, Klasse V. Lanz 983-994. A nicely toned example struck on a wavy flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 34
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.58 g 6), imitating Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin; ribbed and dotted imitative legend. Göbl OTA pl. 48/49, Klasse V. Lanz 983-994. Attractively toned and well struck on a wavy flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 35
EASTERN CELTS. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.33 g 4), imitating L. Lucretius Trio, 76 BC and later. Radiate head of Sol to right; below chin, circlet. Rev. TRIO L LVCRETI (somewhat blundered) Crescent with seven stars. Flesche -. Lanz -. Rare. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An excellent Drachm of the Galatians
Lot 36
ASIA MINOR, The Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 3.93 g 11), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, Λ within wreath. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style). A beautifully struck example in excellent metal. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Another beautifully struck example imitating a Drachm from Magnesia
Lot 37
ASIA MINOR, The Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 3.94 g 6), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, Λ within wreath. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style). Sharp and clear. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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