obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 397
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 485-480. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.91 g 9). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ-O-K-I Head of Artemis to right, her hair tied up in a krobylos, wearing necklace and pearl diadem. BCD 191 (same reverse die). Die break on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 398
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 449-447. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 1.07 g 12). O - Φ Bull’s head facing. Rev. Forepart of boar to right; all within incuse square. BCD 245-6. Williams 226. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 399
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 449-447. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.98 g 9). O - Φ Bull’s head facing. Rev. Forepart of boar to right; all within incuse square. BCD Lokris 245-246. Williams Period III, 226. Well centered and struck. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 400
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 445-420 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.92 g 10). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ-[O-K]-I Head of Artemis to right, her hair tied up in a krobylos, wearing necklace and pearl diadem. BCD -. Williams 252. Die break on the obverse and with the reverse struck off center, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 401
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 357-354. Triobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.72 g 11), Philomelos. Frontal bull’s head. Rev. Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, laurel branch; below head, Φ - Ω. BCD 278 (same dies). Williams -. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 402
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 395-340 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.70 g 7). Boeotian shield. Rev. BOI Kantharos; above, club; to right, bunch of grapes. BCD Boiotia 31. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An interesting Hemiobol from Orchomenos
Lot 403
BOEOTIA, Orchomenos. Circa 475-425 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9mm, 0.42 g 2). Half wheat grain, sprouting end upward. Rev. Wheat ear upward. BCD 205 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Stater from Orchomenos with nice toning
Lot 404
BOEOTIA, Orchomenos. Circa 385-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 12.05 g 10). Boiotian shield. Rev. Amphora; above, EYΔ; in fields, O - X / E - P; to upper right, wheat ear. BCD Boeotia 221 (same dies). Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A rare variety of an Obol from Tanagra
Lot 405
BOEOTIA, Tanagra. Early to mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.83 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. T - A Forepart of horse to right; below, pellet. BCD 296 (same reverse die). A rare variety with the pellet below the horse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An attractive and bright Stater from Thebes
Lot 406
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.17 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 437-438 var. SNG Copenhagen 284. An attractive, bright coin. Some die faults on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 407
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 405-395 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.39 g 7). Half Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ - E Grape bunch on vine. BCD 461 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 408
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.21 g), Damo... Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ-ΜΟ Amphora, with ivy spray hanging from left handle; above, club to left. BCD Boiotia 490. BMC 127. SNG Copenhagen 324. An attractive and well-struck example. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 409
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.61 g), Timo... Boeotian shield. Rev. TI-MO Amphora. BCD 556. SNG Copenhagen 351. Toned. Struck on a short, compact flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 410
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.75 g 1). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘE Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. BCD 548. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 411
BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.86 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ-E-Σ-ΠI Two vertical crescents back to back. BCD 592 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 412
BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.47 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘEΣ Crescent with points upwards. BCD 598 ff. Crystallized, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 413
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.46 g 9). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTIAIEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing. BCD 377 ff. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A particularly attractive Tetrobol from Histiaia
Lot 414
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16mm, 2.46 g 12). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTIAIEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing. BCD 377 ff. Nicely toned. Reverse lightly double struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 415
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.40 g 12). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to right. Rev. IΣTIAIEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing. BCD 377 ff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 416
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.16 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A sharp, clear and pedigreed Tetradrachm from Athens
Lot 417
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.15 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Nicely toned. Struck on a compact flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Ex SKA Monetarium FPL 47, 1987
Lot 418
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.21 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. A sharply struck example with light golden toning. The tip of the nose off flan and very minor doubling on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 419
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.20 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Struck slightly off ceter, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 420
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s . Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.17 g, 9 h), Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within an incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. Light iridescent toning. Minor die break on the obverse and a test cut on the reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Ex SKA FPL 33, 1976
Lot 421
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.13 g 6). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Ex SBV FPL 33, 1976
Lot 422
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.11 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. With a beautiful old collection toning. Minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 423
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.10 g 8). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. Sandy deposits and a test cut on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 424
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.14 g 10). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8a-8b. Svoronos, Trésor pls. 12-13 passim. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 425
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 4.26 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Agora 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. Chemically cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 426
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 400/390-353 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.01 g 8). Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 15a-b. SNG München 90. Struck from a worn obverse die with some breaks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 427
ATTICA, Athens. circa 355-294 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21mm, 17.21 g 8). Head of Athena to right, with profile eye and wearing an Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and a Pi-shaped palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, crescent and olive spray. Kroll 22. Struck off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 428
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 355-294 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 17.16 g 8). Head of Athena to right, with profile eye and wearing an Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and a Pi-shaped palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, crescent and olive spray. Kroll 22. An attractive piece with dark old cabinet toning. Struck off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 429
ATTICA, Athens. 165-142 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.86 g 12), New style, Ktesi..., Euma... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ / KTH/ΣI / EY/MA Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, Nike flying right, holding wreath; on amphora, K (= 11th month); left to amphora ME (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 268c (?). Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 430
ATTICA, Athens. 138/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.86 g 12), New style, Glau... and Eche... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΓΛ/ΑΥ - ΕΧΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, draped and radiate facing bust of Helios; on amphora, Δ (= 4th month); to left of owl, ΚΓ (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 288e (?). A bright and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 431
ATTICA, Athens. 137/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.90 g 12), New style, Miki(on) and Theophra(stos). Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ / ΜΙ/ΚΙ - / ΘΕΟ/ΦΡΑ Owl standing facing on amphora; to right, Nike driving chariot to right; on amphora, Θ; below amphora, AP (= contractor’s initials). Thompson 320g (?). Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 432
ATTICA, Athens. 136/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 16.81 g 12), New style, Hera..., Aristoph... and Epistr... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΗΡΑ / ΑΡΙ - ΣΤΟ /EΠIΣTP Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, club of Herakles downwards, with lion skin and bow in case; on amphora, Λ (= 12th month); below amphora, AN (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 339b. A lovely and well-centered example. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 433
ATTICA. Athens. 136/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.95 g, 12 h), New style, Hera..., Aristoph... and Basilei... Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΗΡΑ / ΑΡΙ - ΣΤΟ /ΒΑΣΙ/ΛΕΙ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, club of Herakles downwards, with lion skin and bow in case; on amphora, Κ (= 11th month); below amphora, ΓΛ (= contractor’s initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson 339. A lustrous and sharply struck example. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
A pedigreed Obol from Aegina
Lot 434
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 525/0-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.95 g). Sea turtle with T-shaped arrangement of pellets on his shell. Rev. Incuse divided into an irregular number of compartments. BMC 57. Klein 212. SNG Copenhagen 506. A darkly toned example with a very nicely centered obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A beautifully toned Stater from Aegina
Lot 435
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 500/490-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 12.39 g). Sea turtle with trefoil collar and line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with small skew pattern. Asyut Group VII. Grose, McClean, 6027. SNG Munich 544-545. An attractive, clear piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
An extremely fine and pedigreed Stater from Aegina
Lot 436
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.36 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. Kraay/Hirmer 336. Milbank pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. A remarkably attractive piece. Nicely centered and struck. Minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3650 CHF
Starting Price: 1750 CHF
Ex SKA Monetarium FPL 61, 1994
Lot 437
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 12.27 g). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Rev. Incuse square with a skew pattern. ACGC 127. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. SNG Delepierre 1836. Attractive and clear. Some flan cracks, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1750 CHF
Lot 438
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.41 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern; in one section, astragalos (?). Milbank -. SNG Copenhagen 522. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A nicely toned Stater from Corinth
Lot 439
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.61 g 12). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with straight wings. Rev. A - P Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, chimaera. BCD102. Calciati 428. Nicely toned and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Unlisted in BCD Collection
Lot 440
CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.77 g 5). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, her hair in a small sakkos and bound at the top with a ring forming a short ponytail, wearing a triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. BCD -. BMC 181. Uncleaned as found with some deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare light weight Drachm from Corinth (?)
Lot 441
CORINTHIA, Corinth (?). Circa 3rd century BC. Light weight Drachm (?) (Silver, 14mm, 1.53 g 12). Pegasos flying to right; below, monogram. Rev. Head of the nymph Peirene (or Aphrodite?) to right; behind, monogram. BMC 26 (uncertain mints, same dies). Roma E-sale 8, 2014, 120 (same dies). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extremely fine and beautifully toned Triobol from Argos
Lot 442
ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 260-250 BC. Triobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.65 g 9). Forepart of wolf to left; above, Θ. Rev. Large A; above, Π-Y; below, eagle standing right on harpa; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1111-2. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Obol from Psophis from the BCD Collection
Lot 443
ARKADIA, Psophis. Circa 480s/460s. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.94 g 11). Forepart of the Keryneian Hind to right. Rev. ψ / O (with an archaic psi of local form like a five-rayed star) Fish swimming transversely to right within rayed incuse square. BCD 1661 (same dies). Traité I 1249, pl. XXXVIII, 25 (same dies). Very rare. Attractively toned and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 444
MESSENIA, Messene. Circa late 2nd Century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.27 g 1). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ME-Σ Tripod; all within laurel wreath. BCD 732 (same obverse die). BMC 14. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Ex Leu 90, 2004
Lot 445
ELIS, Olympia. 108th-11th Olympiad, Circa 340s BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.93 g 1), ‘Hera’ mint. Head of Hera to right, wearing stephane inscribed F. Rev. F Eagle, with closed wings, standing right. BCD Olympia 180 (this coin). Seltman pl. XII, 14 (same dies). Darkly toned. Die break on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A very rare variety and perhaps unpublished
Lot 446
ELIS, Olympia. Late 340s BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.89 g 12). Head of Olympia to right, wearing earring and with her hair bound up, but with some tresses falling down the back of her neck. Rev. FA Eagle standing left with closed wings, head turned back to right. BCD 189/190 var. (same obverse die). BCD 649 (a slightly earlier variety). Seltman -. A very rare variety, perhaps unpublished. Minor flan crack and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 205 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare Stater from Phaistos
Lot 447
CRETE, Phaistos. Circa 300-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 11.70 g 3). [ΦΑΙΣΤΟΣ] Herakles, nude, standing facing, turned slightly to the right, holding bow across his waist with his left hand and preparing to swing his club, held in his right, at a serpent on the right, coiled up and striking toward him. Rev. Bull trotting to left. Le Rider pl. IV, 7. Svoronos p. 262, 50 and pl. XXIV, 14. Very rare and with a bold obverse. With considerable deposits of horn silver as found and with a weakly struck reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 448
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 3.75 g). Anchor with crayfish to right. Rev. Swastika in incuse. SNG Copenhagen 451. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 449
THRACE. Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.25 g, 4 h), Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Upright anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. SNG BM Black Sea 153-6. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 450
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.33 g 8). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Upright anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. SNG BM Black Sea 153-6. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 451
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 3.27 g 12). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Upright anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. SNG BM Black Sea 153-6. Light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 452
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 1.25 g 1). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Upright anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. SNG BM Black Sea 167. SNG Copenhagen 461. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 453
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 1.42 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo facing. Rev. Anchor; to left, A; to right, crayfish. SNG Black Sea 169-73. SNG Stancomb 41-48. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 454
PONTOS, Amisos, as Peiraieos. 4th century BC. Siglos or Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.69 g 2), persic standard, Timotheos. Head of Hera left, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace. Rev. TIM-OΘE / ΠEIPA Owl standing facing on shield, with wings spread. SNG BM 1086. Very well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 455
PONTOS, Amisos, as Peiraieos. 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.04 g 11), Me.... Head of Hera to left, wearing stephane, earring and necklace. Rev. M - H / [ΠEIPA] Owl standing facing on shield. RG 1. SNG Copenhagen -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 456
BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 367/6-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 3.83 g), Rhodian standard. KAΛX Bull standing left on grain ear; to left, kerykeion and ΔA monogram. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Black Sea 104. SNG von Aulock 487-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A nicely toned and attractive Tetradrachm of Prusias II
Lot 457
KINGS of BITHYNIA. Prusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 38mm, 16.69 g 12), Nikomedeia. Head of Prusias II to right, wearing winged diadem. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above monogram. RG 10. SNG Copenhagen 624 var. (different monogram). A nice example struck on a particularly broad flan and with scattered toning. Scuffs on the reverse towards the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Ex Peus 282, 1973
Lot 458
KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes III Euergetes, 127-94 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.84 g 12), year 172 of the Bithynian era = 126/5. Diademed head of Nikomedes III to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / EΠIΦANOΥΣ / NIKOMHΔOΥ Zeus Stephanophoros standing left; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above monogram and BOP monogram . SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock 6894. A beautifully toned example, struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A very rare 1/24 Stater from Kyzikos
Lot 459
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 7mm, 0.63 g). Tunny right. Rev. Rough incuse punch. SNG Paris 171. Von Fritze 17. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A rare variety of a Hekte from Kyzikos
Lot 460
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.59 g). Hound (or wolf) at bay to left on tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 232 corr. (not Von Fritze 93). Von Fritze 93 var. (right forepaw raised). A rare variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A rare Hekte with head of Perseus
Lot 461
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Head of Perseus to left, wearing winged helmet; behind, tunny downward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1186. Von Fritze 65. A rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A particularly nice and well struck Hekte with facing head of Silenos
Lot 462
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.59 g). Facing head of Silenos with protruding tongue; at sides, two tunnies swimming upward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1424 = Warren 1465. Von Fritze 77. SNG BN 208. A particularly nice and well-struck example. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A rare Hemihekte from Kyzikos with winged male with dolphin’s head
Lot 463
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 7mm, 1.33 g). Winged male with dolphin’s head flying left, holding tunny fish by the tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1402. SNG France -. Von Fritze 79. Rare. A lovely and particularly well-centered piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Stater from Kyzikos
Lot 464
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Gold, 20mm, 16.20 g). Lioness or panther at bay left on tunny left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 463. SNG Paris 219-20 var. (Hekte). Von Fritze I, 86. Very rare and unusually complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
An extremely rare and among the best of very few known examples
Lot 465
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20mm, 16.10 g). Ram standing left on tunny left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 27. Von Fritze 91. Extremely rare and among the best of very few known. Minor pressure mark on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
A rare Hekte with griffin
Lot 466
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.68 g). Griffin seated left on tunny. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France -. Von Fritze 48. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An extremely rare Hekte with Pistrix
Lot 467
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Pistrix to left; above, tunny. Rev. Quadripartite incuse. Lanz 158, 2014, 223. Cf. von Fritze 52 (Stater). SNG Paris -. Extremely rare, possibly the second known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A rare and remarkably well preserved Hekte with lion
Lot 468
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11mm, 2.65 g). Lion, raising right forepaw, seated to left on tunny swimming left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 216-8. Von Fritze 85. Rare. A particularly sharp example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A rare issue with a curious obverse type
Lot 469
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11mm, 2.67 g). Forepart of winged stag to left; behind, tunny downward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 241. Von Fritze 102. A rare issue with a curious obverse type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 470
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.70 g). Forepart of Pegasos to left; behind, tunny downward. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 241. Von Fritze 102. Very well centered. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 471
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.70 g). Female head to right, hair in sakkos; below, tunny left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA -. SNG France -. Von Fritze 106. Very rare. Sharply struck and clear. Obverse slightly struck off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Ex J. and S. Velkov Collection, Vinchon 1994
Lot 472
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Warrior, nude, kneeling to left, holding helmet in his right hand and sword in his left; below, tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 114. Very rare. Obverse struck somewhat off center, from a slightly worn die and with an inobtrusive banker’s mark, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 285 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A rare 1/24 Stater with head of Attis
Lot 473
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6mm, 0.69 g). Head of Attis to right, wearing Phrygian headdress; below, tunny right (here off flan). Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Boston MFA 1521-2, SNG France 291 and Von Fritze 142 (different denomination). Rare. A most attractive little coin. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely rare Hemihekte with infant Herakles
Lot 474
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 10mm, 1.27 g). The infant Herakles, nude, seated facing, head turned right, supporting himself with his left hand while holding tunny by the tail with his right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG Paris 316 and von Fritze 169 (Staters). Extremely rare in this denomination. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Stater with head of Athena
Lot 475
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19mm, 16.08 g). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Quadripartie incuse square. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 188. A very rare type with a beautiful head of Athena. Flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 476
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 410-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6mm, 0.28 g 10). Head of Attis to left, wearing Phrygian cap. Rev. KYZ[I] Head of bull facing slightly right. Klein 268. Von Fritze 20. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 52, 2009
Lot 477
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 390-341/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 15.10 g 6). ΣΩTEIPA Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring. Rev. KY - ZI Head of lion left, with open jaws and protruding tongue; below, tunny. Behind, bee. Dewing cf. 2193. Pixodarus Type 2, Group D, 14. SNG von Aulock 7344. Von Fritze pl. V, cf. 30-31. Nicely toned and struck. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 478
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 2nd-1st century BC. AE (Orichalcum, 28mm, 13.68 g 11). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. KΥZI-KHNΩN Tripod; above, laurel branch; below, torch; to left and right, monograms. SNG Paris 504 (same obverse die). Von Fritze 39 and pl. II, 23 (same obverse die). Pleasant goldish-brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 479
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 390-330 BC. Diobol (Silver, 10mm, 1.18 g 5). Janiform female head,with circular earring. Rev. ΛΑ[Μ] Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. BMC 40. SNG Paris 1195-6. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 480
MYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th-3rd century BC. Diobol (Silver, 11mm, 1.18 g 6). Janiform female head. Rev. [ΛAMΨ] Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. SNG Paris 1195-6. An attractive coin with a fine style janiform head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 481
MYSIA, Lampsakos. Mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.10 g 11), Pseudo-Rhodian type, Memnon of Rhodes. Youthful head of Helios to left on radiate solar disk. Rev. M - E Rose with buds to either side. Ashton, Memnon 26. SNG Copenhagen 913 (Rhodes). SNG von Aulock 2769 (Megiste). Rare. Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 482
MYSIA, Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.49 g 6). ΠΑ - ΡΙ Bull standing left, head turned back to right; below, star. Rev. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes. SNG Paris 1368. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 483
TROAS, Abydos. Circa 375-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.33 g 4), Chares. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ABY / XAPHΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed; to left, laurel-branch with fillet. BMC 24. SNG Copenhagen -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 484
TROAS, Antandros. Late 5th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 1.22 g 12). Head of Artemis to right, her hair bound with double taenia. Rev. [A]NTAN-N Goat standing right; grape bunch above. SNG Copenhagen 216. SNG München 148. Minor edge chipping, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 485
TROAS. Alexandreia. Circa 261-227 BC. AE (Bronze, 9 mm, 0.80 g, 1 h), Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. AΛE Horse grazing right. SNG Copenhagen 68. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 486
TROAS, Birytis. Circa 350-300 BC. 1/4 Unit (Bronze, 12mm, 1.42 g). Head of Kabeiros to left, wearing pileos; above, two stars. Rev. B-I/P-Y Club within wreath. SNG Copenhagen 249-50. Reverse corroded, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A very rare Drachm from Gargara
Lot 487
TROAS, Gargara. Circa 400-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.85 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. [ΓAΡΓ] Bull grazing left within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 314. SNG von Aulock 1509. Very rare. Minor smoothing, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 488
TROAS. Neandreia. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.59 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. NEAN Ram standing right. SNG Copenhagen 446. SNG von Aulock 7628. Minor corrosion, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extremely rare Obol from Skepsis - possibly the second known example
Lot 489
TROAS, Skepsis. Mid 5th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.54 g 9), Homonoia with Neandreia (?). Σ-K-H Forepart of horse to right. Rev. Grape bunch; to left, N; all within concentric incuse, dotted, and linear squares. CNG 67, 2004, 652 (same dies). BMC 4 var. and SNG München 322 var. (both Drachms and with a pine-tree instead of a grape bunch). Klein -. Rosen -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Keckman -. SNG von Aulock -. Extremely rare, possibly only the second known. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Diobol from Elaia
Lot 490
AEOLIS. Elaia. Circa 450-400 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.29 g, 3 h). Head of Athena in crested helmet to left. Rev. [Ε-Λ-Α-Ι] Olive wreath. SNG Munich 382. SNG von Aulock 7679. Rare. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A most attractive AE from Gryneion
Lot 491
AEOLIS, Gryneion. 3rd Century BC. AE (Bronze, 17mm, 3.68 g 6). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly to left. Rev. ΓΡYNHΩN Mussel. SNG Copenhagen 202-3. SNG von Aulock 7689. Minor flan faults on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 492
AEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 480-450 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.47 g). KY Eagle’s head to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail pattern. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG von Aulock 1623. Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 493
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum (plated), 10mm, 2.05 g 5). Ram’s head to right; below, cock walking to left. Rev. Incuse head of a bull to left, the neck truncation formed by a rough incuse rectangle. Cf. Bodenstedt 22. Breaks in plating, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 494
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.47 g 3). Head of Silenos facing slightly to right. Rev. Incuse head of roaring lion to left. Bodenstedt 34. Only one example cited in Bodenstedt. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 495
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.46 g 11). Young male head to right, wearing taenia. Rev. Corinthian helmet right; M before; all within linear square. Bodenstedt Em. 40. Boston 1699. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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