nomos 6
8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.69 g 12). Head of Artemis to right, wearing olive wreath, pendant earring and simple necklace; behind, at her neck, bow and quiver. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ Lion walking to right, his head slightly lowered; in exergue, Η Η. C. Brenot, Les Monnaies Massaliètes, Lyon (ND), Groupe I, série 3, 60-62. Brenot & Sias, Marseilles, Groupe I, 28/1-3. De la Tour 940-943 and pl. III, 942. Jameson 1848 (this coin). Nicely toned and very attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 2
CAMPANIA, Nola. Circa 400-385 BC. Nomos (Silver, 7.24 g 12). Head of a nymph to right, her hair tied with a diadem adorned with a maeander pattern and wearing a triple pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΝΩΛΑΙΩΝ Man-headed bull walking to left, his head turned slightly to front; above, Nike flying left to crown him with a wreath. HN III 605. Jameson 58 (this coin). Rutter 50 (O21/R32). SNG France 1161 (same dies). Of lovely style and with a fine head of the nymph of Nola. Nicely toned but with a few minor marks from cleaning in the 19th century, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 3
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.52 g 3). ΤΑΡΑ Lightly veiled head of Hera to right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, triple pendant earring and necklace; behind head, [Ε]; before chin, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΤΙΝΩΝ The child Taras, nude, standing right, raising his hands in supplication towards Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a diphros, resting his right hand on his right knee and holding a trident with his left; to right, star above Τ; below stool, Κ. Basel 89 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G 5. HN III 901 (same dies). SNG Paris 1777 (same dies). Vlasto 1 (same dies). Extremely rare and of wonderful style. Very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 55000 CHF
Lot 4
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.92 g 9), magistrates Nikodamos, Eu... and Aga... . Rider, nude but for helmet and shield over his left arm, on horse walking to left; to left, ΕΥ (retrograde); below horse, ΝΙΚΟ / ΔΑΜ / ΟΣ Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, depicted as a nude child with a tuft of hair on his forehead, riding dolphin to left and holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand and a distaff in his left; to right, rooster standing left; below, ΑΓΑ. Evans VI G. HN III 970. Vlasto 707 (this coin). Very attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 5
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 340-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.93 g 6), signed by the engraver Atha.... [˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Head of Athena to right, wearing a pendant earring, a simple necklace and a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla; behind neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion skin over his right arm, holding a bow and arrow in his right hand and a club in his left; to left, above, one-handeled jug; to left, in outer field, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 76. Work 77. A most attractive example, nicely toned and very well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 6
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.86 g, 5 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a pendant earring and a simple necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to left, caduceus and ΛΥ. Basel 154. Gulbenkian 79. HN III 1556. Johnston A1.2. SNG Lockett 420 (this coin). Rare. Nicely toned and of fine late classical style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 7
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.93 g 6). ΛΕΥΚΙΠΠΟΣ Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, dog seated to left, his right forepaw raised; below neck, Σ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Seven-grained barley ear with leaf to right; on leaf, bird with open wings to right; below leaf, ΑΜ[Ι]. HN III 1576. Johnston B3.16 (same dies). A lovely, well-centered coin, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 8
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.07 g 10), c. 420. [ΟΙΚΙΜΤΑΜ] Youthful Herakles seated left on rock covered by his lion skin, holding branch in his right hand and long club in his left; to left, altar; to right, bow and quiver; in exergue, two fish swimming towards each other. Rev. ϘΡΟΤ Tripod with ring handles; to left, barley grain; in exergue, Ε. Basel 197(same dies). HN III 2139. SNG ANS 334-335 (same dies). Lightly toned. Somewhat irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 8
Lot 9
Bruttium, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. Octobol (?) or Half stater (Silver, 16mm, 3.12 g 3). Youthful male head to right, beardless and wearing a taenia. Rev. ΚΡΟ Owl with closed wings standing left; at feet to left, grain ear on stalk. HN III 2195. SNG ANS 421. SNG Cop. 1809. An attractive, toned example, quite scarce in this condition. Minor marks on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 10
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.25 g 12). Lion’s head facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, olive sprig. Herzfelder 81. HN III 2496. SNG ANS 657. Very rare. Well struck in high relief with a beautiful head of Apollo in the finest late 5th century style. Attractively toned and beautifully detailed. Minor trace of double striking on Apollo’s chin, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 32000 CHF
Lot 11
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 400-356 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.72 g 1). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ 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. Basel 242. HN III 2629. Holloway & Jenkins 84. Jameson 493 (this coin). Regling 81. SNG ANS 852. Of particularly fine style, struck from one of the most beautiful die pairs made at Terina. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 12
SICILY, Eryx. Circa 412-400 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.01 g 11). Charioteer, holding a kentron in his right hand and the reins of two horses in each hand, driving quadriga galloping to the right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer; in exergue, grain ear. Rev. ΕΡΥ[ΚΙΝΟΝ] Aphrodite seated left on stool, holding a dove in her right hand and dangling her left next to the stool; before her on the left, Eros standing right, raising his right hand. Basel 278 = Jameson 569 (this coin). Kraay / Hirmer 192. Rizzo pl. LXIV, 12-13 (same dies). Very rare. Toned. Reverse slightly weakly struck and obverse very slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 13
SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.04 g 4). Bearded charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right, the river-god Gelas. Jenkins, Gela Group II, 104. Randazzo 19. SNG Oxford 1727. Very rare. Lightly toned and probably the finest known example. A superb piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 56000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 14
SICILY, Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.13 g 4). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, palmette with tendrils. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Gulbenkian 197 var. Jenkins, Gela 344. Kraay / Hirmer 158 var. Of unusually fine style for this period; very attractively toned. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 15
SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 3), signed by the artist ΜΑΙ... on the obverse. The Nymph Himera driving a galloping quadriga to right; above to right, Nike flying left, holding a wreath and a tablet inscribed with the first letters of the artist’s name, ΜΑΙ; in exergue, hippocamp swimming left. Rev. (traces of retrograde ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ) The Nymph Himera, wearing a long chiton and peplos, standing left, holding a phiale in her right hand and raising her left; to left, horned altar; to right, satyr standing right, showering in a fountain with a lion’s head spout. Basel 306. Guttmann & Schwabacher 20. Kraay / Hirmer 71. An unusually attractive, well centered example on a full flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 16
SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-445 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.27 g 11). Charioteer driving quadriga moving slowly to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in both. Rev. ΚΑΤΑ[ΝΑΙΟ]Ν Laureate head of Apollo to right. Gulbenkian 177, Kraay / Hirmer 35, Rizzo pl. X, 3 and SNG ANS 1245 (all from the same dies). Of very fine style and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.38 g 11), unsigned but by Herakleidas. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Charioteer driving fast quadriga to left, holding reins in both hands; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, grey mullet swimming to left below inscription. BMFA 268 (same dies). Gulbenkian 194. Rizzo pl. XIV, 9. SNG ANS 1261 SNG Lloyd 904 (same dies). Lightly toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 14000 CHF
Lot 18
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 466-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.25 g 2). Charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving quadriga to right, its horses walking and crowned by Nike flying right above them; in exergue, lion running right. Rev. ΛΕ ΟΝ ΤΙΝ ΟΝ (retrograde from lower right) Laureate head of Artemis to right, her hair bound up at the back, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four barley grains. BMC 9 = Boehringer, Münzgeschichte, 26. R. R. Holloway, Demarete’s Lion, ANSMN 11 (1964, pl. 1, 2. Jameson 620 = Rizzo pl. 22, 13. (all same dies). Extremely rare. Well struck and attractively toned with some original luster. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 19
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-380 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.76 g 7). Youthful male head to left. Rev. sb’ṣyṣ Bearded man-headed bull walking to left, his head turned slightly towards the viewer. CNG 66, 2004, 121. Jenkins, Punic pl. 24, 12 var. and SNG ANS 548 var. (but both with the inscription above the bull). A lovely toned coin of remarkably fine style and beauty. One of the finest examples of this type known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 20
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 360-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.22 g 3), c. 340. 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; before the horses, star of eight rays; in exergue ZIZ in Punic Rev. Head of Kore-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; below her chin, swastika to right; around, four dolphins. Basel 394, Jenkins Punic 70 and Rizzo pl. LXVI, 1 (all same dies). Rare. Nicely toned and attractive. Some areas of slight striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 21
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.33 g 6), c. 466-460. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. BMC 72 (same dies). Boehringer 481 (V256/R345). SNG ANS 149 (same dies). With a lovely and detailed head of Arethusa, her eye nearly in profile. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 22
SICILY, Syracuse. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.98 g 5), c. 430-420 BC. Bearded charioteer in quadriga moving slowly to right, holding the reins in both hands and goad in his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Large head of Arethusa to right, wearing simple earring and necklace with a pendant, and with her hair bound up with a cord wound four times around her head; around, four dolphins (two behind her head and two before). Boehringer 667 (V337/R446). SNG ANS 219. An attractive piece, nicely centered. Obverse weakly struck and with a somewhat ragged flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 23
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.43 g 11), circa 415-405. Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving galloping chariot to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, grain ear (here off the flan). Rev. [ΣΥΡΑ]ΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Kore to right, wearing ampyx and sphendone ornamented with stars, double curved earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins. BMC 221, BMFA 414 = Warren 382, Gulbenkian 285, Rizzo pl. XLVII, 10 = Brussels Du Chastel 113, and Tudeer 63 (V22/R41) (all same dies). Very rare. Remarkably fresh and crisp with a beautiful portrait of Kore. Struck on a short flan and with traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 24
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 42.05 g 12), unsigned but by Kimon, circa 405-400. Charioteer driving galloping quadriga to left, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in exergue, ΑΘΛΑ and panoply of arms (greaves, cuirass, shield and helmet). Rev. [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, wearing ampyx, hair net, pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins: one swimming downwards before her nose, the others swimming to left. Dewing 871, Gulbenkian 305, Jongkees 9 /B/q), SNG ANS 358 (all from the same dies). Rare and of lovely style. Obverse struck from a rusty die and with light cleaning marks; minor graffito on the obverse, and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 25
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.07 g 8), probably an unsigned work by Eukleidas, c. 405-400. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena facing, wearing triple crested Attic helmet, earring and necklace of pendant acorns; around, four dolphins. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Leukaspis, nude but for helmet, striding right, holding spear in his right hand and shield with his left; behind, square altar; before, sacrificed lamb lying on its back; in exergue, here off the flan as usual, ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ. BMFA 420. Kunstfreund 121. Rizzo pl. XLII, 1(same obverse die), SNG ANS 308-310. Rare, one of the finest examples of this type known. With a wonderful and serene head of Athena beautifully centered on a large flan. Lovely toning as found. Minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 26
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 42.83 g 5), unsigned but by Euainetos, c. 400-390. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚ[ΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, pellet. BMFA 430, Gallatin R. XXII/J.IV and Rizzo pl. 53, 17 (all from the same dies). A superb example, very well struck from fresh dies; rare thus. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 27
SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 1.97 g 1). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ Head of Athena facing, wearing triple crested Attic helmet and necklace of pearls; around, three dolphins. Rev. Nude ephebe, his hair in a krobylos, riding a horse walking to right; above left, star of fourteen-rays above wheat stalk; below horse, Ν. Jameson 854. SNG ANS 522. SNG Lloyd 1450. Toned and attractive. Minor crystalized area on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 28
SICILY, Unlocated Punic mints. Circa 320/315-305/300. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.12 g 1). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; below her chin, scallop shell; around her head, four dolphins: one, before her nose, swimming downwards to right, the others swimming to left. Rev. ‘MMHNT Horse’s head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins 161 (O49/R145). A lovely example, beautifully toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 29
CARTHAGE. Circa 320-310 BC. Stater (Gold, 7.52 g 12). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace of oblong pendants. Rev. Horse standing right. Jenkins & Lewis 187 (this coin). A bold and attractive piece with a fine horse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 30
THRACE, Abdera. Circa 480-473/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.60 g), magistrate Dam.... . Griffin seated left, with open wings and both forelegs raised; above, ΔΑ - Μ. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG II, 18. May, Abdera 71. Very rare. An exceptional piece, beautifully toned and perfectly struck. Some very minor roughness as found, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 31
THRACE, Abdera. Circa 450-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.47 g 5), magistrate Pythinnes. Griffin seated to left, right foreleg raised; to left, bee, moving downwards to right, seen from above. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΠΥΟΙΝΝΕΩ (sic !) around a linear quadripartite square; all within shallow incuse square. Cf. May 151 (struck from the same reverse die but with the bee on the obverse seen in profile). Extremely rare, if not unique. Nicely toned and very well struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 32
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 374/3-372/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 15.05 g, 12 h). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat standing to right; below right, wreath; all within shallow incuse square. May, Ainos 408 (A247/P289). With a fine and serene head of Hermes. Toned as found. Reverse slightly rough, otherwise, about extremely fine/very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 33
THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Mid 4th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.09 g 11), magistrate Kleokrates. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΚΛΕΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ Anchor with Α to left and crayfish to right; on outer left, magistrate’s name. SNG Berry 393 var. SNG BM Black Sea 165 var. Traité IV, 1024, 1622 var. Attractively toned and very well centered, unusually so for this coinage. Some minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 34
THRACE, Dikaia. Circa 490-480 BC. Distater (Silver, 19.09 g). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 145 (same dies). BMFA Suppl. 71 (same dies). May, Dikaia, 14-16 var. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe 2 var. (V-/R2). Very rare. A wonderful piece with a head of Herakles of splendid late Archaic style. Some very minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 21000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 35
ISLANDS off THRACE, Samothrace. Circa 500-465 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.91 g). ΣΑ (retrograde and backwards) Sphinx crouching left, wearing a ‘cap’ with a plume; she raises her right forepaw and, with her left, scratches her side. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Jameson 2441 (this coin). Schwabacher, Fund 1a (this coin). Traité I, 989 = pl. XXVIII, 12, and IV, 1200, pl. CCCXXV, 17 = Svoronos pl. 17, 15. Extremely rare, the third known example, the others being in Paris and Vienna. Beautifully toned, a lovely coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 36
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.91 g 12), Lampsakos, 297/6-282/1. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; to left, torch with flame to left; on throne, eight-pointed star. Thompson 43. A lovely piece with an elegant portrait of Alexander; nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 38
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Orreskioi (?). Circa 500-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.89 g). Bearded centaur in the ‘running-kneeling’ posture to right, his head turned back to left to look at a kantharos held in his right hand. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III, p. 134, 6 and pl. XXVI, 3. Lanz 151, 2011, 341 (same dies). Extremely rare. Well struck but on a slightly short flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 40
MACEDON. Akanthos. Circa 470-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.91 g, 5 h). Lion right, attacking a bull kneeling to left with upraised head; in exergue fish to left. Rev. ΑΚΑΝΘΙΟΝ Quadripartite square with granulated surfaces; all within shallow incuse square. Desneux 95 var. An attractive example, toned and on a broad flan. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 41
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 2.37 g 3), c. 383/2. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with eight strings. Robinson & Clement Group H, 60 (A47/P41). SNG ANS 524. An attractive, fresh piece of fine style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 42
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383-379. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.43 g 11), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left, his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings, and with a small tripod above the cross bar. Robinson & Clement Group M 79 (dies A51/P71). SNG ANS 486. SNG Lockett 1311 (same dies). A very rare die combination, with a remarkably handsome head of Apollo, perhaps the finest of all those used on the coinage of the Chalkidian League. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 43
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 2.42 g 6), c. 360s-350s. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement 109 var. A splendid coin of great freshness. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 44
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 432-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.49 g 11), Olynthos, c. 358-355. Laureate head of Apollo to left, a few locks of his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; below, ΕΠΙ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΧΟΥ. Robinson & Clement Group T 113 (A73/P96). SNG ANS 506. SNG Berry 26-27. Attractively toned and of splendid style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 45
MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.02 g 5), c. 425. Dionysos, wearing ivy wreath and himation and with his head turned forward, reclining on a donkey walking to right; he holds, with his right hand, a kantharos, propped on his right knee, and rests his left hand on the donkey’s side. Rev. ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ Linear square divided into four compartments, the beams studded with nails; all within incuse square. AMNG pl. 1, 16 and Kraay / Hirmer 404 (same dies). Noe, Mende 83 . Of excellent Classical style. Some very light smoothing in the obverse fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 46
MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 1.92 g 7). Gorgoneion facing with protruding tongue. Rev. Ν Ε Ο Π Head of the nymph of Neapolis to right, her hair coiled around her head and with a bun at the back, wearing a plain necklace with a pendant. SNG ANS 444 ff. SNG Copenhagen 227/8. A particularly lovely, toned example with splendid detail. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 48
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.65 g 11), Kolophon, 323-317, but probably before 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right, but with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below right, tripod. Le Rider pl. 93, 26. SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A splendid coin with a fine portrait; sharply struck and in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 49
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.36 g 3), Pella, struck under Philip III, 323/2-c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below horse, serpent coiled to right; in exergue, Boeotian shield. Le Rider 530 f ( dies D281/R437, this coin - but with misprinted weight). A lovely, toned and well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.26 g 12), Miletos, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ. Price 2090. Bright and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 9), struck under Antigonos Monophthalmos, Babylon, c. 317-311. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent coiled to right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram within wreath(here mostly off the flan); to left below wing, Η. Price 3703. Attractive, well struck, lustrous and well centered. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 52
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 11), struck under Antigonos Monophthalmos, Babylon, c. 317-311. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent coiled to right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, Η; to left below wing, monogram within wreath. Price 3707. Attractive and well centered. Lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.55 g 6), struck under Antigonos Monophthalmos, Babylon, c. 317-311. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin rushing right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram; to right, monogram within wreath. Price 3715/3716 var. Nicely centered and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 54
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 9), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, circa 311-305. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with griffin rushing right on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, ΜΙ; to left below wing, monogram within wreath. Price 3749. Well centered and attractive, with some minor die rust on the obverse. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 6), Lampsakos. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; below her left wing, crescent over Α; to left, buckle. Price P 14. A splendid and well centered piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 56
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.83 g 12). Head of Philip V left, as the hero Perseus, lightly bearded and with a harpa over his right shoulder, wearing a winged helmet adorned with a griffin as a crest; all within the tondo of a Macedonia shield ornamented with seven stars within crescents around the edge. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club to right; one monogram above and two below; all within oak wreath tied at the left; to left of the ties, kerykeion. Mamroth, Philip 4 var. SNG Lockett 1529 (this coin). Toned and attractive with a fine portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 57
KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.95 g 11), Pella or Amphipolis, under the magistrate Zoilos, c. 178-174. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above, monogram of ΞΩ; to right, ΜΙ; between legs, Φ. Mamroth 8. A rare variety. Lightly toned and with a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS of PAEONIA. Lykkeios. Circa 359-335 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 12.82 g 6). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΛΥΚΚΕΙΟΥ Herakles, nude and holding his club in his upraised right hand, battling the Nemean lion to left; behind Herakles to right, bow and quiver. Paeonian Hoard 63. SNG ANS 1019. A sharp and attractive example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 59
THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 400-344 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 0.38 g 9). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕ Head of a nymph (Arne) to right. BCD, Triton, 98Traité IV, 514 var. (Zeus’ head to left). Extremely rare. The heads of Zeus and the nymph Arne are of particularly fine late Classical style. Slightly rough surfaces with a great deal of uncleaned horn silver on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 60
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.33 g 12). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ - Σ / ΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right, with curly tail. Lorber, Staters Series A, O3/R4. A lovely example, toned and well struck in good silver. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 61
ILLYRIA, Apollonia. Circa 300 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.64 g 4). Cow standing right, her head bent back to left to suckle her calf, kneeling left beneath her. Rev. Α Π Double stellate pattern in the form of a square within a double linear border; all within linear circle. BMC 1 (same dies?), SNG Copenhagen 370 (same dies). Very rare. Struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 62
KINGS of ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Monunios. circa 300-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.81 g 6). Cow standing right, her head bent back to left to suckle her calf, kneeling left beneath her; above, jawbone of a boar to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΟΝΟΥΝΙΟΥ Double stellate pattern in the form of a square within a double linear border; all within linear circle. BMC 1. S. Gjongecaj. “Le Trésor de Kreshpan (Albanie)” in RN 153 (1998), p. 95, Type 4. Extremely rare. Slightly double-struck on the obverse, otherwise exceptionally well preserved and, extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 63
KORKYRA, Korkyra. 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 10.78 g 12). Cow standing right, her head bent back to left to suckle her calf, kneeling left beneath her; above Kithara between Σ - Ω. Rev. Κ Ο Ρ Double stellate pattern in the form of a square within a double linear border; below, thyrsos to left; all within linear circle. BMC 123 var. (same reverse type). Cf. BMC 156 (same magistrate’s initials). Very rare variety. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 64
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 356-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.95 g 9). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, pearl necklace and elaborate, ‘boat’-pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΩΝ Ajax, nude but for helmet, advancing right, hold short sword in his right hand and, with his left, a shield decorated with a griffin rushing right on the inside; between Ajax’s legs, long transverse spear with point upwards. BCD 457.2 (same dies). Jameson 1147. An attractive, toned piece of excellent style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 65
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Nikaia (?). Circa 420-400. Obol (Silver, 1.06 g 12). ΦΟ Bull’s head facing. Rev. Forepart of boar to right showing both forelegs; around, remains of incuse square. BCD (Numismatica Ars Classica 55, 2010) 453 (same dies). Williams 277-280 var. An attractive piece, very nicely toned. Minor obverse die break, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 66
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.97 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 440 var. BMC 54. Toned. A few minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 67
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.59 g 9). Dove alighting right. Rev. Dove flying right, above tail, Σ. BCD -. BMC-.. Extremely rare and, perhaps, unpublished. A lovely coin, beautifully struck and well centered. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
Lot 68
PHLIASIA, Phlious. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Obol or 1/12th Stater (Silver, 9mm, 1.18 g). Human leg bent to right, with prominent kneecap. Rev. Incuse square divided into six irregular compartments. BCD Peloponnesos 79 (this coin). Gr. Mü 803 and pl. XIII, 24. Seltman pl. XIV a. Extremely rare. Nicely toned, and probably the finest example known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 69
ELIS, Olympia. 90th Olympiad. 420 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.06 g 3), Signed by the engraver L.... ΗΡ Α Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane with peaks at the front, back and center, and ornamented with three palmettes connected by tendrils; below chin, Λ. Rev. F Α Flaming thunderbolt; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia 62, BCD Peloponnesos 625, Seltman, Temple 242 (EA/ηα, same dies). Rare. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 70
ELIS. Olympia. 107th Olympiad, 352 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.04 g, 12 h). F Α Head of Hera to right, wearing narrow stephane ornamented with a palmette and a lily. Rev. Eagle standing right with raised wings; all within olive wreath. BCD Olympia 134 (same dies). Jameson 1241 = Seltman, Temple 314a (EX/β, this coin). A lovely coin, beautifully toned and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine - nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 41
Lot 71
ELIS, Olympia. Circa 350s-340s BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.93 g 5). Head of the nymph Olympia to right. Rev. F A Eagle with closed wings standing right, head turned back to left. BCD Olympia 170 var. (from the same obverse die). Very rare, probably unpublished, and with a lovely head of Olympia. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 72
ARGOLIS, Halieis. Circa 370-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.96 g 7). Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. Club downwards. BCD Peloponnesos 1279 (this coin. Svoronos 1912, 2145 = pl. 7, 33 (this coin). Traité III, 678, pl. CCXVI, 27. Extremely rare. Striking crack on edge. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 73
ARGOLIS, Kleonai. Circa 500-490 BC. Twelfth Stater (Silver, 0.98 g). Forepart of lion crouching to right. Rev. Millsail pattern incuse. BCD Peloponnesos -. Apparently unpublished and unique, a fascinating coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 74
ARGOLIS, Kleonai. Circa 490-470 BC. Twelfth Stater (Silver, 1.11 g 4). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and extended paw; border of dots. Rev. Crestless Corinthian helmet to right within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1313. Extremely rare, one of only a very few pieces known. Toned and uncleaned as found, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 75
ARKADIA, Alea. Circa 390-370 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.91 g 7). Head of Artemis to right, wearing triple pendant earring and with her hair in a bun at the back Rev. ΑΛ Bow. BCD Peloponnesos 1346. BMC 1. SNG Copenhagen 213. Weber 4267. Very rare. Toned and most attractive. Some slight roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 76
ARKADIA, Heraia. Circa 350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.85 g 2). Head of Artemis to left, her hair tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing a pendant earring, and with her quiver at her shoulder. Rev. H with straight sides over bow to right. BCD Peloponnesos 1366 = Pozzi (Boutin) 4329 (this coin). Traité III, 1014, pl. CCXXVIII, 15 (same dies). Extremely rare and of beautiful style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 875 CHF
Lot 77
ARKADIA, Kleitor. Circa 370-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.95 g 6). Helmeted head of Athena to right, cheek piece raised; behind, Α. Rev. ΚΛΗ (retrograde) Bridled horse galloping to right with trailing rein. BCD 1421 (same dies). BMC 7 var. SNG Copenhagen 220 (same dies). Very rare. In exceptionally fine condition and with minimal die rust on the obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 78
ARKADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.92 g 7). Bust of youthful Hermes to right, his cloak tied around his neck and with his petasos hanging behind, suspended by a cord. Rev. ΦΕ Ram standing to right; above, kerykeion to right. BCD 1608. BMC 5. Traité II, 3, 891. Weber 4317. Rare. A spectacular piece of great beauty. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Remarkably detailed Stymphalos Obol
Lot 79
ARKADIA. Stymphalos. Circa 350 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.92 g, 3 h). Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΣΤΥΜΦΑΛΙΟΝ (retrograde) Head of water bird to right. BCD 1703. SNG Copenhagen 286. Very rare. A very attractive coin with a remarkably detailed bird head on the reverse. Some slight roughness in the die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 80
CYCLADES, Keos. Karthaia. Late 3rd-early 2nd century BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 6.09 g 9). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Κ Α Ρ Forepart of a dog within rays to left; below, bee to left. Papageorgiadou-Banis 99, VIII/Issue 1.93 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 634 (same dies). An attractive and unusually nice example with a dark, medium brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 81
CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 500-497/5 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.93 g). Goat kneeling to right, his head raised. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. P. Lederer, Neue Beiträge zur antiken Münzkunde, SNR 30 (1943), 29-30 var. Sheedy 63b (this coin). SNG Delepierre 2450 var. A very attractive piece, with a lively and proud looking goat. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 82
CYCLADES, Paros. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.67 g 1). Female head to right (Artemis?), her hair bound with a taenia that passes several times around her head. Rev. ΠΡΑΞΟΣ / ΠΑΡΙ Male goat standing right. Boutin Collection (Monnaies et Médailles 76, 1991) 789. SNG Lockett 2629 (this coin). Winterthur 2316. Rare. Attractively toned and unusually well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 83
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 425-410 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.05 g). Head of a sea eagle to left; below, dolphin to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square composed of two raised and two sunken squares; within one of the sunken squares, Κ. SNG Ocford 265. SNG von Aulock 6837. Toned, in high relief and with a dramatic eagle head. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 84
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 410-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.09 g 6). Head of a nymph to left, her hair bound in a sakkos; behind, ΝΙ. Rev. ΣΙΝΩ Sea eagle, with open wings standing left on dolphin swimming to left; above eagle to right, ΕΚΑ. SNG BM Black Sea 1392. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 293. Very rare. Of unusually fine style and attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 85
BITHYNIA, Kios. Circa 340-330. Stater (Gold, 8.59 g 11), signed by the magistrate Agasikles. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΑΓΑΣΙΚΛΗΣ Prow of war galley to left, ornamented with a star; above, club to right; to left, traces of eagle (?, mostly off the flan) standing to left. Rec. Gén. p. 311. Extremely rare, one of perhaps ten known staters of Kios, almost all of which are in museums. Traces of double-striking on the reverse and a few insignificant marks, otherwise, lustrous, sharp and, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 125000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 86
BITHYNIA, Herakleia Pontika. 4th century BC. Drachm or siglos (Silver, 5.14 g 4), Persic weight, c. 394-364. Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. ΗΡΑΚ / ΛΕΙΑ Bull butting to left. SNG von Aulock 350 (this coin). SNG Fitzwilliam 4103. Beautifully toned and of splendid style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 87
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 400 BC. Stater (Electrum, 16.00 g). Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing diadem ornamented with a palmette, a flower over her forehead and a pendant earring; below truncation, tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1553. Gulbenkian 647. SNG France 287. SNG von Aulock 7316. Von Fritze 135. Very rare. Attractively toned and with a lovely classical head of Aphrodite. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 39000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 88
TROAS, Dardanos. 5th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.03 g), ca. 480 BC. Rooster standing right; to left, sun. Rev. Rough incuse square. Unpublished save for its auction appearances and unique. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 89
TROAS, Kebren. 5th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.06 g). [ΚΕ]ΒΡΕ[Ν] Ram’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1632. Rosen 530. SNG Copenhagen 254. SNG von Aulock 1544. Traité II, 2, 2326 and pl. CLXIV, 15. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 90
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.59 g). Head of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Head of a calf to right, incuse. BMFA 1679 ff. Bodenstedt 13. Dewing 2233. Good very fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 91
IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 480-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.56 g). Forepart of rooster-headed winged monster to left; above, seal swimming to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt 40. Extremely rare, a splendid and beautifully struck piece, probably the finest known example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12500 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 92
IONIA. Teos. Circa 440-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.99 g). Griffin with left foreleg raised, seated to right on ground line over an egg and dart frieze; to right, duck seated to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 101. BMFA 1939. A lovely coin struck in high relief. Some very slight porosity, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 93
ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.05 g 1), circa 390. Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΗΓΗΣΙΑΝΑΞ / ΣΑ Forepart of an ox to right, wearing an ornamental collar and with a dotted truncation; to left olive branch; below right, monogram within circle. Barron 120a (O54/R117, this coin). Attractive, toned and well struck. Some uncleaned horn silver adhering to the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 94
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 404-385 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.50 g 12). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; on left, grain ear over Ζ. Ashton 32. Bérend 56. Hecatomnus 62 (A41/P51). Extremely rare. A remarkably fine example, toned, beautifully struck and of fine style. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 95
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.35 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). A nice, clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 96
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 8.35 g). Great King of Persia running to right, wearing kidaris, holding bow in his left hand and spear with his right. Rev. Rectangular incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26. Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XIII, 27). A nice, well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 97
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kuprilli. Circa 470/60-440/35 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.58 g 4), c. 450. Donkey standing right, head turned back to lick its right hind leg. Rev. ΚΟΠΡΛΛΕ Triskeles with a large circle at the truncation; all within a dotted border in an incuse square. BMC 68 = Mørkholm & Zahle 93. Traité II 298 and pl. XCVII, 19. Rare. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 98
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Mithrapata. Circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.75 g 7), Antiphellus, c. 380-375. Forepart of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Methrapata (in Lycian script). Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; behind, triskeles. BMFA Suppl. 229. Kraay / Hirmer 658 (this coin). Olçay-Mørkholm 66 (dies A3/P5, this coin). SNG Berry 1185. SNG von Aulock 4237. Nicely toned and with an excellent portrait of the Dynast. Some areas softly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 99
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Mithrapata. Circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.96 g 10), Antiphellus, c. 380-375. Lion’s scalp facing; on cheek, retrograde Σ. Rev. Methrapata (in Lycian script). Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; behind, triskeles. Olçay-Mørkholm 74 (A6/P6). SNG von Aulock 4239. Lightly toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 100
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Perikle. Circa 380-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.87 g 11). Bearded head of Perikle facing, turned slightly to left and with his hair in dramatic disarray. Rev. PARIKLA, (in Lycian script). Warrior, nude but for his helmet, advancing right, brandishing sword with his right hand and holding oval shield with his left; behind, seven-pointed star. BMFA Suppl. 233. Olçay-Mørkholm pl. 7, 435. A splendid, toned example, unusually well struck and preserved. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 101
PAMPHYLIA, Side. Circa 430-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 10.71 g 3). Pomegranate with its flower below. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and simple necklace; to right, olive branch; all within shallow incuse square. Atlan 37 = Jameson 1593 = Warren 1240 (all this coin). Rare. Attractively toned and of very fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 102
CILICIA, Kelenderis. Stater (Silver, 10.66 g 6). Youthful nude rider holding the reins with his left hand and a goad in his right, seated sideways on horse prancing to right, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling left, its head turned back to right. BMC 25. Casabonne Type 4SNG Paris 75. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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