obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 1
IBERIA, Obulco. Late 3rd century BC. AE (Bronze, 22mm, 9.29 g 12). OBVLCO Female head to right within laurel wreath. Rev. Horseman riding right, holding spear with his right hand. ACIP 2182. SNG BM Spain 1400-1401. A most attractive example with a lovely dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 2
GAUL, Aedui. 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 4.85 g 3), 'Dreigehörnter Stierkopf' type. Helmeted head to right. Rev. Horned animal with bull’s head prancing right. Allen 315. Castelin 558. Gäumann 21. LT 5253. A beautiful piece with a very dark glance patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A rare Quarter stater of the Bellovaci
Lot 3
GAUL, Bellovaci. Circa 60-30/25 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 11mm, 1.39 g 1), 'Quart à l’astre' type. Abstracted face right, with huge eye; to left, torques and radiant sun. Rev. Horse galloping right; above, radiant sun. DT Serie 42 A, 472 var. LT 7239 var. Scheers 166. A rare variety with only one sun on reverse. A particularly fine and elegant example with lovely toning. Minor areas of weak striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
A very rare Potin Unit of the Bituriges (?)
Lot 4
GAUL, Bituriges (?). 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 3.12 g 3), 'Aux deux volutes' type. Celticized head to right within border. Rev. Horizontal line with two hook-shaped ornaments. DT 3500. Gäumann -. Very rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A rare and lovely Potin Unit of the Durocasses
Lot 5
GAUL, Durocasses. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 17mm, 2.82 g 11), 'Aux croisettes' type. Celticized head to left, with curly hair. Rev. Abstract horse, reduced to a horizontal volute with two crosses below; above, three pellets above an upturned arc above a cross; below, ground line with vertical striations. Blanchet, Traité des Monnaies gauloises, Fig. 559. DT 2508A. Gäumann 184. Rare. A lovely example with a dark green patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare 'Aux volutes cruciformes' type
Lot 6
GAUL, Durocasses. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 3.81 g), 'Aux volutes cruciformes' type. Helmeted head to left, within border. Rev. Swastika. Fischer 118. Gäumann 186. A very rare and well-preserved piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A very rare Potin Unit of the Parisii
Lot 7
GAUL, Parisii. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 4.19 g 12). Helmeted head of Diana to right, surmounted by crescent; ornaments around. Rev. Horse standing left; above, spiral ornament; below, pellet and crescent. Allen 475. DT 682. Gäumann 144. LT 7820. A very rare and fascinating issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
A rare and most attractive 'Tête de face' type
Lot 8
GAUL, Senones or Parisii (?). 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 2.52 g 2), 'Tête de face' type. Facing head with big cheeks; around, four pellets. Rev. Horse prancing left; around, pellets. DT 2650. Gäumann 141. LT 5713. Rare. A nice and attractive example with a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 9
GAUL, Remi. Circa 50-30 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 17mm, 1.31 g 10). AVTELA Bust of winged Victory wearing torque to left. Rev. VLATOS Bull standing right; above, double spiral ornament; below, quatrefoil above grain ear. D&T 641. Depeyrot 36. Beautiful dark toning. Edge chipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 10
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 18 mm, 3.83 g, 11 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with headband to left. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Allen 323-327. Castelin 777-818. Gallia 52, A 4, 1ff. Gäumann 68. LT 5368. An attractive piece with a lovely dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare 'Grosse tête' type
Lot 11
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 19mm, 4.93 g 11), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Burkhardt 2BB. Gruel & Geiser B1. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 2 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). Nick B2/1. Rare. A magnificent example with beautiful dark toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A very rare 'Grosse tête' type
Lot 12
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 22 mm, 6.66 g, 10 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Cf. Burkardt -. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 3 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). Gruel & Geiser B2. Nick -. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 13
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 20 mm, 5.36 g, 9 h), 'Grosse tête' type. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Allen 328. Castelin 737-740. Gallia 52, B1-B3. Gäumann 71. Rare. A nice example with a lovely dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 14
GAUL, Sequani. Circa 70-40 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.36 g 9), 'Grosse tête' type, 'Leiterband-Potin' variety. Celticized head with dotted headband to left, wearing torques. Rev. Horned animal with S-shaped tail advancing left. Cf. Burkardt Gruppe 3. Gäumann 71 var. (Type 5 in his hitherto unpublished work on this type). A very rare variety. A clear and most attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 15
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.63 g 9), 'Stirnlocken' type. Celticized head to right, with curly hair. Rev. Boar standing right; to left, circlet with torques; below, torques with pellets at the end and 5 other pellets within. Allen 444-447. Castelin 293-295. DT 530. Gäumann 151. LT 7905. A particularly well-preserved exmaple of this type. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A brillian Potin Unit of the Suessiones
Lot 16
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 18mm, 4.53 g 3), 'Au cheval à droite mit X' type. Celticized head with crested hair to left. Rev. Horse prancing right; above, two torques; below, X. Allen 397. DT 684. Gäumann 153. LT 7924. A brilliant example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A spectacular 'Lockenkopf' type
Lot 17
GAUL, Suessiones. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Potin, 20mm, 4.94 g 12), 'Lockenkopf' type. Celticized head with curly hair to right, wearing torques; before, curved zigzag line. Rev. Horse prancing left; above, rosette; below, quatrefoil. Allen 471-474. Gäumann 155. LT 7870. Rare. A spectacular example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A lovely and pedigreed Tincommius Stater
Lot 18
BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Tincommius, c. 30-10 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 5.36 g 7). TINC on sunken tablet. Rev. C F Warrior (king?) on horseback to right, thrusting spear to right. ABC 1058. BMC 766. S 75. Van Arsdell 375. A lovely example. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 19
BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, c. 10-40. Unit (Silver, 13mm, 1.17 g 11), Southern mint. VERICA / REX Bull butting right. Rev. COMMI F Man standing left, holding branch in his right hand; to right, bust left set on column. ABC 1235. Bean VERS 3-5. SCBC 137. Van Arsdell 506/1. A lovely example with dark iridescent toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 212 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A nicely toned and sharp Epaticcus Quinarius
Lot 20
BRITAIN, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Epaticcus, c. 35-43. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.16 g 2). EPPATI Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing facing on serpent, his head turned to left, with his wings spread; pellet-in-annulet to upper right. ABC 1346. Van Arsdell 580-1. Nicely toned and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 21
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Circa mid 1st century BC. 'Büschelquinar' (Silver, 14mm, 1.83 g). Head devolved into a bush. Rev. Horse prancing to left; three pellets above. Dembski 427 ff. var. Flesche 370-371 var. Kellner 217. Rare. A lovely example in excellent metal. Well-centered and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 22
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. 2nd-1st century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 7mm, 0.32 g), 'Athena-Alkis' type. Irregular bulge. Rev. Irregular design with dots and lines. Flesche 450-460. Paulsen 154. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare obol of the Boii
Lot 23
CENTRAL EUROPE, Boii. Late 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.46 g). Pentagram with a central pellet. Rev. Stylized forepart of pegasos to left. Dembski 779. Flesche -. Rare. An attractive piece with light toning. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
The first coin that can be ascribed to Zürich
Lot 24
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 3.83 g 3), 'Zürcher' type. Thunderbolt. Rev. Mountain goat standing left, its head turned back to right. BMC G xxxiii, S 377. SLM 905 ff. Toned and with a very nice reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A beautiful and pedigreed Tetradrachm of the Eastern Celts
Lot 25
EASTERN CELTS. Circa 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 12.59 g, 11 h), imitating Philip II of Macedon. Celticized head of Zeus to right. Rev. Celticized horse to left, rider holding branch in his left hand. CCCBM I 28. DT 9870. A magnificent, unusually well-struck example with excellent surfaces. Very minor flatness, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 26
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 11.21 g 3), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse gallopling left; above, floral ornament. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 192/1. Lanz 462. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 27
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 11.09 g 11), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet; below, cross. Flesche 615 var. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 193/3. Lanz 466. Slightly rough surfaces and some scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 28
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.09 g 12), 'Kugelwange' type. Celticized laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Horse galloping left; above, circlet. Flesche 615-618. Göbl OTA pl. 17, 204/2. Lanz 506. Struck on a short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 29
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20mm, 9.48 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping left; above, four pellets; in field to left, two pellets; below, triangular symbol. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 353/12. Lanz 682. A particularly nice example in excellent metal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 30
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd to 1st centuries BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 19mm, 9.72 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping left. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 367/4. Lanz 685-686. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 31
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 18mm, 10.16 g), 'Buckelavers' type. Bulge. Rev. Celticized horse galloping to left. Göbl OTA pl. 30, 367/4. Lanz 685-686. Fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 32
EASTERN CELTS. 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 3.29 g 12), imitating Philip III of Macedon. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ (somewhat blundered) Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram. Göbl OTA pl. 45, 591/2 var. Lanz 939. A nicely struck and well-preserved example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A beautifully toned and sharply struck Tetradrachm imitating Thasos
Lot 33
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.36 g 1), imitating Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club in his right hand and lion skin with his left; ribbed and dotted imitative legend. Göbl OTA pl. 48/49, Klasse V. Lanz 983-994. A nicely toned example struck on a wavy flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 34
EASTERN CELTS. Late 2nd-1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.58 g 6), imitating Thasos. Celticized wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. Celticized Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin; ribbed and dotted imitative legend. Göbl OTA pl. 48/49, Klasse V. Lanz 983-994. Attractively toned and well struck on a wavy flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 35
EASTERN CELTS. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.33 g 4), imitating L. Lucretius Trio, 76 BC and later. Radiate head of Sol to right; below chin, circlet. Rev. TRIO L LVCRETI (somewhat blundered) Crescent with seven stars. Flesche -. Lanz -. Rare. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An excellent Drachm of the Galatians
Lot 36
ASIA MINOR, The Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 21mm, 3.93 g 11), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, Λ within wreath. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style). A beautifully struck example in excellent metal. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Another beautifully struck example imitating a Drachm from Magnesia
Lot 37
ASIA MINOR, The Galatians. After 268 BC (?). Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 3.94 g 6), imitating a Drachm of Alexander III from Magnesia. Celticized head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ Celticized Zeus seated on backless throne to left, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; before, Λ within wreath. Cf. Lanz 153, 2011, 12 (different style). Sharp and clear. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 38
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 380-336 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.72 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to right, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Maurel 333 ff. Some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 39
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 350-215 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.60 g 6). Bare head of Apollo to right, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A Wheel of four spokes. Depeyrot 10. SNG Copenhagen 722. Nicely toned and well-struck. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 40
GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-121 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.68 g 1). Bare head of Apollo to left, with long sideburns. Rev. M-A in two quarters of four-spoked wheel. Depeyrot 31. A lovely example with most attractive iridescent toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely and pedigreed Didrachm from Neapolis
Lot 41
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.40 g). Diademed head of Parthenope to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; below truncation, XAPI; to left, kantharos. Rev. NEOΠOΛITΩN Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; below, K. HN III 569. SNG ANS 356. A niceley toned example of fine style. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A nicely toned and pedigreed Litra from Tarentum
Lot 42
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.80 g 6). Scallop shell. Rev. Head of nymph to left. HN III 840. Vlasto 1162. A beautiful little coin, nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
An attractive and pedigreed Stater from Tarentum
Lot 43
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-281 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 7.47 g 8). Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing with spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; below, dolphin to left; to left, K. Fischer-Bossert 870c (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 849. SNG France 1800 (same obverse die). Vlasto 607. Nicely toned and attractive. Minor die flaw on obverse and light scratches under toning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A sharp and pedigreed Hemilitron from Tarentum
Lot 44
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325-280 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 8mm, 0.33 g 6). Scallop shell; to left, K (retrograde). Rev. Dolphin to left. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. Vlasto 1553. A nicely toned and attractive example. Minor scratch on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 45
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-290 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.81 g 7). Nude, helmeted warrior on horseback right, holding shield and two spears, thrusting spear downward; below, ΔAI. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras riding dolphin left, holding shield decorated with hippocamp and trident; to left, [ΦI]; below, to right, murex shell. Fischer-Bossert 1035. Vlasto 594. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 46
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 23mm, 6.54 g 8), Apollo.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse walking to right; above, EY; below, ΑΠΟΛΛΩ above two amphorae. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalantos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, ΘI. HN III 1010. Vlasto 763. Pleasant toning. Some cleaning scratches and the reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A most attractive gold Obol from Tarentum
Lot 47
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Obol (Gold, 9mm, 0.85 g 9). Head of youthful Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left. Fischer-Bossert G34. HN III 992 (but wrong legends). Well centered. A few light marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
A most attractive and pedigreed Didrachm from Tarentum
Lot 48
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 6.45 g 6), Lykinos and Sy.... Youthful nude jockey riding horse to left and crowning it with wreath; above, ΣΥ; below horse, ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ Taras seated on dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm; to right, owl standing left. HN III 1025. Vlasto 836. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 49
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.56 g 9). Kantharos; around, five pellets; to right, ΚΙ (?). Rev. Kantharos; around, five pellets; to left, monogram of ΚΑ. HN III 1076. Vlasto 1626 var. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 50
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-228 BC BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 7mm, 0.29 g 12). Cockle shell. Rev. Dolphin to right. HN III 1074. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 51
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 6.49 g 9), Philotas. Horseman advancing left, crowning horse with wreath; to right, ΔI; below horse, ΦIΛΩ-TAΣ. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand and distaff in left; to right, rooster. HN III 1024. Vlasto 846. Reverse struck somewhat off center and with minor flan faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
An exceptional Diobol from Herakleia
Lot 52
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 432-420 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.17 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Herakles standing right, wrestling with the Nemean lion. HN III 1360. Van Keuren 38. An exceptionally nice example of this usually poorly struck issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 53
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-300 BC. Diobol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.96 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Herakles standing front, holding club in right hand, bow and arrow in left, lion's skin draped over left arm; Nike holding wreath in left field; to left, EY; to right, Σ. SNG ANS 70. Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A nicely toned Stater from Metapontum
Lot 54
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 7.86 g 12). META Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. Jameson 260. Noe 75. A nicely toned example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 55
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 440-430 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.45 g 0). Ear of barley with four grains; uncertain symbol (ant?) to right. Rev. Facing head of ox. HN III 1500. Noe 346. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A sharply struck and nicely toned Distater from Thourioi
Lot 56
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Distater (Silver, 26mm, 15.95 g 4). Head of Athena to left, wearing helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skylla raising her right hand as if to shade her eyes as she looks off in the distance. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. BMC 27. HN III 1803. Noe C2. A nicely toned example of vigorous style. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Ex SKA FPL 3, 1976
Lot 57
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 7.61 g 4). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1800. SNG ANS 1007. A charming coin with a very nice head of Athena. Minor cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 58
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 400-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.44 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull with lowered head butting to right; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1799-1802. Corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Beautifully toned and of particularly elegant style
Lot 59
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.86 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ / ΘE Bull with lowered head butting to right; in exergue, two fish above BO. HN III 1870. SNG ANS 1083 (same dies, but reverse die recut). A beautifully toned example, struck on an unusually large flan. Some very minor flan flaws, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
With a curious Λ below the bull
Lot 60
LUCANIA, Poseidonia. Circa 470-445 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 7.81 g 11). ΠOME Poseidon advancing right, wielding trident. Rev. ΠOME (retrograde) Bull standing left; below, Λ; all within circular incuse. HN III 1114. SNG ANS 651. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Ex SKA FPL 46, 1986
Lot 61
LUCANIA. Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 28 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h). VM Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, his head turned back to right; all within a border of dots. Rev. Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse. HN III 1729. SNG ANS 834 ff. Nicely toned and sharply struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 62
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.37 g 11). Head of Athena to left, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a griffin. Rev. ΥEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, owl flying right. HN III 1281. Williams 243 (same dies). Die break on the obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 63
LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 6.84 g 1). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasus; behind neck, IE in shallow incuse square. Rev. [ΥEΛHTΩN] Lion attacking stag to left. HN III 1318. Williams 543 (same dies). Minor cleaning scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 212 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 64
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.94 g 5). [KAΥ]Λ Apollo advancing right, holding laurel branch overhead, small daimon running right on Apollo's left arm; stag standing right before with head reverted. Rev. KAΥΛ (retrograde) Stag standing right. HN III 2046. Noe 93. SNG ANS 180. Nicely toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A nicely toned Didrachm from Kroton
Lot 65
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 430-420 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.92 g 0). ϘPO Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws. Rev. Tripod with three handles, ornamental volutes in the form of pellets below the bowl and legs ending in lions’ paws. HN III 2113. SNG ANS 317 var. (no ethnic). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely fine Triobol from Kroton
Lot 66
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 400-350 BC. Triobol (Silver, 13mm, 1.05 g 2). KPO (retrograde) Tripod with lion’s feet; to right, olive sprig. Rev. Upright thunderbolt; to left, star; to right, eagle standing left on column, head turned right. HN III 2185. SNG ANS 416. Nicely toned and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
From the Nelson B. Hunt Collection, 1990
Lot 67
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 380-360 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 23mm, 7.79 g 0). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmette flanked by griffins. Rev. KPOTΩ Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lionskin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on lionskin; above, club and bow above MΔ. SNG ANS 382 (same dies). SNG Oxford 1524 (same dies). Beautifully toned and with a fine pedigree. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 68
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.84 g 0), signed by Ai... and Δ.... Eagle left with spread wings, holding hare in its talons; to lower left, AI. Rev. KPO Tripod with domed cover and fillets hanging from the handles; to right, stork standing left on Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A lovely Tetradrachm from Rhegion with a fine pedigree
Lot 69
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 17.20 g 1). Lion's mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A lovely example with most attractive old cabinet toning. Struck on a shlightly short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 5250 CHF
Lot 70
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 1.07 g 6). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. XI, Jα. SNG ANS 673. Nicely toned and struck on an unusually thick and heavy flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 71
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.62 g 9). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 72
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.71 g 3). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. PH Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. VII, H. HN III 2495. Darkly toned. Minor corrosion on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 73
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Triens (Bronze, 24mm, 12.67 g 3). Jugate heads of Apollo and Artemis to right; behind, [Θ] or [phiale]. Rev. PHΓI-NΩN Tripod; to right, four pellets. HN III 2550. SNG München 1673. An attractive piece with glossy green patina. Minor corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
From the M. Proschowsky Collection, 1970
Lot 74
BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 400-356 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.47 g 5). TEΡINAIΩN Head of the nymph Terina to right, wearing pearl necklace and pendant earring, and with her hair rolled up and bound at the top of her head. Rev. Nike seated left on cippus, holding dove alighting on her right hand and resting her left on the seat. HN III 2629. Holloway/Jenkins 84. SNG ANS 850. A nice example with old collection toning and a good pedigree. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 75
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 430-420 BC. Litra (Silver, 14mm, 0.80 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ABA-KAIN (partially retrograde) Boar standing right; to right, acorn. Bertino 13-14. Campana 10a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extraordinary Litra from Abakainon
Lot 76
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.51 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate head of Zeus to right, with a full beard and long hair bound into a bun at the back. Rev. ΑΙ-ΝΙ Boar standing right. De Luynes 836 var. SNG Copenhagen 3 var. Rare. Nicely toned and of very attractive style. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A beautifully toned Litra from Abakainon
Lot 77
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.48 g 12). Head of nymph facing slightly to left. Rev. ABA Sow and piglet standing left on double exergual line. Bertino pl. XII, 21. SNG ANS 1293. Dark find patina. Minor corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare Litra from Aitna
Lot 78
SICILY, Aitna. Circa 460 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.72 g 3). Nike, her head lowered, advancing right, holding a lowered kerykeion in her right hand and a wreath in her left. Rev. A-IT Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Hirsch 272, 2011, 70. NAC 25, 2003, 57 = Peus 392, 2007, 4003. Extremely rare, apparently only the third specimen known and unpublished save for the auction appearances of the other two coins. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 788 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 79
SICILY, Aitna. 354/3-344 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24mm, 15.71 g 12). AITNA Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. Horse, with trailing rein, prancing right; above, M. Castrizio series I, 1. CNS 1. SNG ANS 1301. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 80
SICILY, Aitna. After 210 BC. Trias (Bronze, 21mm, 5.17 g 11). Radiate head of Apollo to right. Rev. AITNAIΩN Warrior standing facing, his head turned to right, holding shield in his left hand and spear in his right. CNS 8. SN ANS 1160-1. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A nicely toned Didrachm from Akragas
Lot 81
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 520-500 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23§mm, 8.72 g 2). AKP[A-C]ANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab. SNG ANS 913. SNG Lockett 687. Beautifully toned and of charming late archaic style. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 82
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 510-500 BC. Akragas (Silver, 24mm, 8.19 g 10). AKRA-CANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 915 (same dies). Minor cleaning scratches and corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 83
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.62 g 12). AK-PA Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. CAΣ Crab; all whithin shallow incuse. SNG ANS 961 (same dies). Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 84
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.79 g 9). AK-PA Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab; below, small male head to right; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 958-9 var. and SNG München 59-62 var. (with eagle to right). Very rare with eagle to left. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 85
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.98 g 1). AKRAC-ANTOΣ (partially retrograde) Sea eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; floral design below; all within shallow incuse circle. Lee Group II. Rizzo pl. 1, 7. SNG Lloyd 807-8. Somewhat porous and with a few scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 86
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.78 g 1). AKRAC-ANTOΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left, with his wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 964 ff. SNG München 65 ff. Harshly cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 87
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 460-450/46 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.77 g 7). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; below, flower; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 986-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 88
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.76 g 11). AKRA-CANTOΣ Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 985 (same obverse die). Harshly cleaned, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare variety of a Litra from Akragas
Lot 89
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.57 g 1). AKPA Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on Ionic column capital. Rev. ΛΙ (retrograde). SNG ANS 986 ff var. (ΛΙ not retrograde). A rare variety with retrograde ΛΙ (for Litra). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 90
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.59 g 12). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; below, ΛI; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 989-95. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 91
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450/46-439 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.56 g 12). AK-RA (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left, wings closed. Rev. Crab; below, ΛI; all within shallow incuse. SNG ANS 989-95. Minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A pedigreed Tetras from Akragas
Lot 92
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 450-415/06 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 24mm, 10.00 g 12). AKPA Eagle standing right, his head lowered, holding hare in its claws. Rev. Crab; below, ••• (mark of value) and crayfish left. SNG ANS 1040. A most attractive example with a beautiful dark brown patina. Fields smoothed, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
A rare and particularly nice Onkia from Akragas
Lot 93
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 425-406 BC. Onkia (Bronze, 14mm, 2.29 g 7). Head of eagle to right. Rev. Crab; below, K. SNG ANS 1104-8 var. (differing obverse style). A rare issue with a particularly individual eagle’s head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 94
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 29mm, 19.46 g 8). Eagle, with raised wings, standing right on hare. Rev. [AKPAΓANTINON] Crab holding serpent in left claw; six pellets (mark of value) around, conch shell (?) and octopus below. CNS 40. SNG ANS 1031. A few cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 95
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 420-406 BC. Hemilitron (Bronze, 27mm, 21.20 g 1). [AKPAΓANTINON] Eagle, with raised wings, standing right on hare. Rev. Crab holding serpent in left claw; six pellets (mark of value) around, conch shell and octopus below. CNS 40. SNG ANS 1031. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Litra from Akragas
Lot 96
SICILY, Akragas. 275-240 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 1.12 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to left; to right, Δ. Rev. AKPAΓAN Eagle standing right. SNG ANS 1111 (same dies). A rare issue. Slightly porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another rare Litra from Akragas
Lot 97
SICILY, Akragas. 275-240 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.73 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AKPAΓANT Eagle standing right, with his head to left. SNG ANS 1112 (same dies). Rare. Struck from a worn obverse die but with a very neat reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 98
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 275-240 BC. Unit (Bronze, 23mm, 6.85 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Two eagles flying left, holding hare with talons. CNS 125. SNG ANS 1128. Pre-strike flan casting bubbles on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely Half Shekel from Akragas with iridescent toning
Lot 99
SICILY, Akragas. 213-211 BC. Half Shekel or Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 3.35 g 5). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝ-ΤΙΝΩΝ Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; to right, B. SNG ANS 1135 var. (different control mark on reverse). SNG Copenhagen 106. Beautiful iridescent toning. Die breaks on obverse and minor flan fault on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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