obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
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
Lot 137
SICILY, Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.95 g 4). Head of Silenos to right. Rev. KAT-A-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. SNG ANS 1264. SNG Lloyd 911. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Litra from Katane of particular style
Lot 138
SICILY, Katane. Circa 413-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.82 g 1). Head of Silenos to left, hair bound with stephane adorned with ivy-wreath. Rev. KATA-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. SNG Lloyd 913 (same dies). Very rare. Minor flan cracks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A scarce Trias from Menainon
Lot 139
SICILY. Menainon. After 241 BC. Trias (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.08 g, 9 h). Bearded head of Herakles to right. Rev. MENA-INΩN Club to right; in field to right, three pellets. Calciati 12. SNG ANS 288. Scarce. Some light smoothing in fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
From the Dr. Feori Pipito Collection, 1987
Lot 140
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.68 g 9), reverse die signed by Euainetos. KATANIΩN Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, placing wreath on charioteer. Rev. AMENANOΣ Head of Amenanos left, wearing tainia; two fish and crayfish around; below, signature EYAI. Jameson 551 and SNG Lloyd 907 (same dies). Very rare. Broken and glued on edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare Tetras from Katane
Lot 141
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Silver, 7mm, 0.14 g 12). Head of Silenos to left. Rev. [K-A] Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Boehringer Kataneische Probleme pl. 6, Ts1. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another extremely rare Tetras from Katane
Lot 142
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Silver, 7mm, 0.10 g 9). Head of Silenos to left. Rev. K - A Lyre; around, three pellets. Boehringer Kataneische Probleme pl. 6, Ts1. Darkly toned. An extremely rare coin, struck from miniscule dies of great beauty. Struck on a slightly irregular flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 143
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14mm, 1.86 g 12). AMENANOΣ Horned head of the river-god Amenanos to left. Rev. K - A Winged thunderbolt. SNG ANS 1272. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 144
SICILY, Katane. 2nd-1st century BC. AE (Bronze, 25mm, 10.45 g 12). Janiform head of Serapis; three monograms around. Rev. KATANAIΩN Demeter standing left, holding two grain ears and torch. CNS 14. SNG ANS 1303-4. Somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 145
SICILY. Kentoripai. Circa 344-336 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.45 g, 6 h), Diademed head of Herakles to right. Rev. KENTO-PIΠINΩN Club. SNG ANS 1327-1329. SNG Copenhagen 219-220. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 146
SICILY, Kentoripai. Circa 344-336 BC. Hexas (Bronze, 13mm, 1.71 g 7). Laureate head of Herakles to right. Rev. KENTO-PIΠINΩN / XI Club. CNS 9. SNG ANS 1327. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare and interesting Hemidrachm from The Krimissan Alliance
Lot 147
SICILY, The Krimissan Alliance. Circa 320 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 1.52 g 12). [OMONOIA] Laureate head of Homonoia to right. Rev. KIMIΣΣAIΩN Flaming horned altar, galranded and with branches at either side. Basel 346 (same dies). A.J. Evans, "On an Alliance Coin of Western Sicily, with the Altar of the Krimissos," NumChron 1896, pg.140-143. Jameson 559. A very rare and interesting type. Some softness from removed horn silver, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 680 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 148
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.02 g 4). Bearded charioteer driving quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΛEONTINON Lion’s head with open jaws to right; around, four grains of barley. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 4 and SNG ANS 201 (same dies). Graffito E on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 149
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.35 g 9). Nude jockey on horse walking to right. Rev. ΛEONTINON Head of lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 12 (same dies). SNG ANS 210. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 150
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.67 g 10). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΛEON Barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 19. SNG ANS 213-6. Nicely toned and struck on a full flan. Minor flan split, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Hemilitron from Leontini
Lot 151
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 10mm, 0.38 g 4). Lion's head with open jaws to right. Rev. Λ - E (retrograde) Barley grain, three pellets to either side. SNG Copenhagen 343. Beautifully toned and very rare. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Drachm from Leontini
Lot 152
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 475-455 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 4.15 g 6). Nude jockey on horse walking to right. Rev. ΛEONTINON Head of lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. SNG ANS 212 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 341. Rare. Minor nicks and bangs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 153
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.58 g 7). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΛEONTINON Head of a lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. SNG ANS 222 ff. SNG Lloyd 1053-5. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 154
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.91 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΛEONTINON Head of a lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. SNG ANS 224 (same dies). Area of discoloration on obverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A beautifully struck and toned Litra from Leontini
Lot 155
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.67 g 8). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΛE / O N Barley grain to right. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 43. SNG ANS 263. Nicely toned and with a beautiful head of Apollo. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare Drachm from Leontini
Lot 156
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.23 g 9). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΛEONTINON Head of a lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. SNG ANS 258 (same obverse die). A rare issue. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 157
SICILY. Leontini. Circa 405 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.65 g, 3 h). ΛΕΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left behind, laurel leaf. Rev. Tripod with three ring handles and lion’s feet; behind, lyre; to left and right, barley grain; below, three pellets. SNG ANS 270. SNG Copenhagen 360. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 158
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 405 BC. (Bronze, 14mm, 2.06 g 8). ΛΕΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left behind, laurel leaf. Rev. Tripod with three ring handles and lion’s feet; behind, lyre; to left and right, barley grain; below, three pellets. SNG ANS 270. SNG Copenhagen 360. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A well struck and pedigreed Drachm from Messana (as Zankle)
Lot 159
SICILY, Messana (as Zankle). Circa 500-493 BC. Drachm (Silver, 25mm, 5.17 g). DANKLE Dolphin to left within the sickle-shaped harbor of Messana. Rev. Design of raised and sunk squares and triangles; in the center, cockle shell. Gielow 57 ff. SNG ANS 30 ff. A well struck example. Slightly porous from cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 160
SICILY, Messana. 465-462/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.80 g 1). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing right. Caltabiano 215. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 265 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 161
SICILY, Messana. 465-462/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.09 g 3). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. ΜΕSSEΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right. Caltabiano - (D121/R118). Some die breaks as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 162
SICILY. Messana. 455-452/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.36 g, 6 h), Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, flying Nike to right, holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. MESSANION Hare springing right; above, D. Caltabiano 330 (D146/R137). Cleaning marks, otherwise. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 163
SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.22 g 1). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, flying Nike to right, holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. MESSANION Hare springing to right; below, olive sprig. Caltabiano - (D161/R149). Some die breaks as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 164
SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.10 g 12). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, flying Nike to left holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing right; below, olive sprig. Caltabiano 364 (D163/R153). Struck from a heavily worn obverse die, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 165
SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.72 g 3). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to right; above, flying Nike to right holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing right; all within olive wreath. Caltabiano 388 (D175/R168). Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A lovely Tetradrachm from Messana
Lot 166
SICILY, Messana. 438-434 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.24 g 6). The Nymph Messana seated right, holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying right crowning mules; in exergue, laurel leaf. Rev. MEΣΣA-N-ION Hare springing to right. Caccacamo-Caltabiano 422. Some light pitting beneath hare on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 167
SICILY, Messana. 433-429 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.44 g 4). Hare springing right; below, olive leaf. Rev. MEΣ within laurel wreath. Caltabiano 448 ff. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 168
SICILY, Messana. 428-426 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 17.10 g 10). Charioteer driving biga of mules walking to rigtht; above, flying Nike to left holding wreath; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing right. Caltabiano 463 (D192/R184). Some edge chipping, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 530 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Another most attractive Tetradrachm from Messana
Lot 169
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.93 g 4). MEΣΣANA The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right. Rev. MEΣΣANION Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming right. Caltabiano 518 (D205/R191). An attractive example of excellent style. Minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 170
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.85 g 9). MEΣΣANA The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to left. Rev. MEΣΣANION Hare springing left; below, grain ear. Caltabiano 511 (D205/R211). A rare issue, known from a single die pair. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 171
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.74 g 2). Hare springing to right; below, cockle shell. Rev. ΜΕΣ within olive wreath. Caltabiano 568 ff. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare and beautiful Litra from Morgantina
Lot 172
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 465-459 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.71 g 3). Bearded male head to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΜΟRCΑ-ΝΤΙΝΑ (retrograde) Ear of grain. Erim & Jaunzems 2. Rizzo pl. LX, 1. SNG ANS 463. A rare coin with nice toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 173
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 465-459 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.75 g 6). Bearded male head to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΜΟRCΑ-ΝΤΙΝΑ Ear of grain. Erim & Jaunzems 2. Rizzo pl. LX, 1. SNG ANS 463. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 174
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 339-317 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.74 g 6). MOPΓANTINΩN Female head to right. Rev. Horseman prancing left, brandishing spear. Morgantina Studies 12, 4.2. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 472. SNG München 742. Toned. Very light porosity on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 175
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 339-317 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.68 g 12). MOPΓΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Horseman left, hurling spear. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen 472. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 176
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 339-317 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.66 g 2). MOPΓΑΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, barley. Rev. Horseman left, hurling spear. SNG ANS 465 (same dies). With a very elegant head of Apollo. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 177
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 339/8-317 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.83 g 2). MOPΓΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Horseman left, hurling spear. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen 472. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 178
SICILY, Morgantina. 344-317 BC. Litra (Bronze, 25mm, 16.15 g 12). MOPΓANTINΩN Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. Lion standing right, devouring head of stag; below, snake. CNS 2. SNG Copenhagen 474. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 179
SICILY, Morgantina. 344-317 BC. Litra (Bronze, 25mm, 18.94 g 1). MOPΓANTINΩN Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. Lion standing right, devouring head of stag; above, Γ; below, snake. CNS 2. SNG Copenhagen 474. Pleasant green patina with black deposits. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 180
SICILY, Morgantina. Circa 340 BC. (Bronze, 20mm, 9.07 g 12). Head of Sikelia right, wearing wreath of myrtle in her hair; behind, [G] (retrograde); below chin, [þ] (monogram). Rev. MOPΓ-AN-TIN-Ω-N Eagle standing left, holding serpent in his claws. SNG ANS 469. SNG Copenhagen. Attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Litra from Motya with Gorgoneion
Lot 181
SICILY, Motya. Circa 415/10-397 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.72 g 12). Gorgoneion facing 3/4 to right. Rev. mtv’ (Punic) Palm tree. SNG ANS 507 (same dies). Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare Unit from Motya
Lot 182
SICILY, Motya. Circa 415/10-397 BC. Unit (Bronze, 12mm, 2.70 g 5). Bearded male head to right. Rev. Crab. CNS 10. SNG ANS 510-11. Very rare. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare and unusual Onkia from Naxos
Lot 183
SICILY, Naxos. 415-410 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 12mm, 2.21 g 9). Youthful male head to right. Rev. N - A Ivy-leaf. Cahn 148. A very rare and unusual type from a mint that issued mostly silver coins. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An attractive Tetradrachm from Panormos (as Ziz)
Lot 184
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-400 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.51 g 6). Quadriga walking left, driven by a charioteer holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; above, Nike flying left to crown the horses; in exergue, Punic legend ’sys’. Rev. Head of Tanit to right, her hair in a roll and wearing a plain necklace and a triple pendant earring; around, four dolphins. Jenkins 11 (O3/R10). Some flatness on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 185
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-400 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.97 g 12). Quadriga walking left, driven by a charioteer holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; above, Nike flying left to crown the horses; in exergue, Punic legend ’sys’. Rev. Head of Tanit to right, her hair in a roll and wearing a plain necklace and a triple pendant earring; around, four dolphins. Jenkins 13 (O3/R12). Light cleaning marks and struck slightly off center on a short, compact flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 186
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 410-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.62 g 6). Young Male head to left. Rev. Punic legend above man-headed bull standing left with head facing three-quarter towards the viewer. Jenkins 24. SNG ANS 551. SNG Copenhagen 504. Some light deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 187
SICILY, Panormos. Circa 400-380 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.55 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet; before, laurel leaf. Rev. Swan to left on waves. Jenkins pl. 24, 11. SNG ANS 547. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A beautifully toned and sharp Tetradrachm from Panormos
Lot 188
SICILY, Panormos. Circa 360-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.87 g 0). Charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving galloping quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Kore-Persephone to left, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace around, four dolphins. Jenkins pl. 10, 38 (same dies). SNG ANS -. Beautifully toned. Lightly double struck on the obverse and the reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 189
SICILY, Panormus. L. Axius Naso (?), Quaestor of Sicily, after 241 BC. (Bronze, 22mm, 5.60 g 6). Head of Janus. Rev. NA/SO Legend within wreath. Calciati 78. Attractive brown-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 190
SICILY, Panormos. 1st Century BC. AE (Bronze, 23mm, 6.94 g 5). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Warrior standing left, holding patera and spear; behind, shield; to left, R (?) FAB above monogram. SNG ANS 592. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare AE from Skylletion (?)
Lot 191
BRUTTIUM, Skylletion, or possibly a mercenary issue from Sicily. Circa 350-325 BC. AE (Bronze, 20mm, 8.20 g 6). Male head to left, wearing pileus. Rev. Skylla swimming left. HN III 2565. SNG Copenhagen 1992-3. Very rare. Traces of overstriking and the obverse somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Litra from Segesta with facing nymph
Lot 192
SICILY, Segesta. 430-420 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.55 g 11). ΣΕΓΕΣΤΑZΙB Facing head of the nymph Segesta. Rev. Dog standing right; above, wheel eight spokes. SNG ANS 647. SNG Copenhagen 581. Rare. Edge chip, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An extremely rare Hemilitra from Segesta
Lot 193
SICILY, Segesta. Circa 420-400 BC. Hemilitra (Silver, 9mm, 0.40 g 8). Forepart of dog left. Rev. Large H, around, Σ-E-Γ-E. SNG ANS -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Lloyd -. Extremely rare. Darkly toned as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Tetradrachm from Segesta with the hunter Aigestes
Lot 194
SICILY, Segesta. Circa 415-410 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.93 g 7). ΣΕLΕΣΤΑZΙΑ The nymph Segesta driving slow quadriga to right. Rev. ΣΕΓΕΣΤΑΙΩΝ The hunter Aigestes, nude but for chlamys over his left arm and pileus hanging down from the back of his neck, standing right, his left foot set ropped on a rock, holding two spears in his left hand; at his feet, two hunting dogs prowling towards a herm standing left (here off flan). Rizzo pl. LXI, 21. SNG ANS -. SNG Lloyd 1197 var. A very rare and highly interesting type. Struck somewhat off center and with corrosion spots on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Hemidrachm from Segesta
Lot 195
SICILY, Segesta. Circa 380 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 1.52 g 7). SECE (retrograde) Dog to right. Rev. Head of the nymph Segesta to left. Hurter pl. 25, 33a (same dies). Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 196
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 515-480/70 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.45 g 3). Selinon leaf. Rev. Selinon leaf within incuse circle. SNG ANS 687. Darkly toned as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 197
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 440 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23mm, 8.18 g 1). Σ-E-ΛI-NO-TI-ON Herakles standing right, holding club overhead, preparing to strike the Cretan Bull, standing right, which he holds by a horn. Rev. HYΨ-AΣ River god Hypsas standing left, holding branch and phiale from which he sacrifices over serpent-entwined altar to left; to right, selinon leaf above heron walking right. Rizzo pl. XXI, 16 = SNG Lloyd 1252 (same obverse die). Some corrosion, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 198
SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.71 g 3). Nymph seated left on rock, touching snake coiled before her with right hand. Rev. ΣEΛINOΣ Man-headed bull to right. SNG ANS 711. SNG Lloyd 1271. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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