nomos 7
15 May 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
CELTIC BRITAIN, Durotriges. Uninscribed. Circa 65 BC-AD 45. Stater (Silver, 17mm, 5.83 g 1), Durotrigan E, Abstract Cranborne Chase type. Deconstructed remains of a head of Apollo to right. Rev. Deconstructed remains of a disjointed horse surrounded by pellets. SCBC 366. Van Arsdell 1235-1. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 2
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.53 g 3). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind, monogram of ΝΚ. Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ] Eagle, with raised wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to right, monogram of ΑΡ. Fischer-Bossert G35 d (this coin). HN III, 983. Very rare. Reverse very slightly double-struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 3
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.09 g 6). Laureate head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn around his ear. Rev. ΜΕ Ear of barley with six grains and leaf to right: to right, on leaf, tripod. HN III 1603. Johnston F6.2 (same dies). SNG ANS 520. SNG Lloyd 397. Nicely toned and of splendid style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 4
LUCANIA, Serdaioi. c. 500-475 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.24 g 6). ΣΕΡ Head of Dionysos to right, with long pointed beard, torc-like necklace and, possibly, a wreath over his brow. Rev. Bunch of grapes. De Luynes 1139 (same dies). HN III 1718 (”triobol”). Extremely rare, one of three known examples). Lightly toned. Rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 5
LUCANIA, Sirinos and Pyxoes. Circa 540-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.72 g 12). ΣΙΡΙΝ - ΟΣ (retrograde and in archaic characters) Bull walking to left on striated ground line, his head turned back to right; border of dots. Rev. ΠVΧ (retrograde and in archaic characters) In incuse, bull walking to right on rayed ground line, his head turned back to left; border of rays. AMB 165 (same obverse die). HN III, 1723. Mangieri, RIN 1981, B 7 (this coin). Traité II, I 1723 (this coin cited). Very rare and well struck. Some minor marks and scratches, otherwise. extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70000 CHF
Estimate: 70000 CHF
Lot 6
SICILY, Abakainon. Circa 420-400 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.73 g 12). ΑΒΑΚ Laureate and bearded male head to right. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΝΟΝ[retrograde Boar standing to right. Bertino pl 12, 4. SNG ANS 895. SNG Munich 1. Toned and of excellent style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 7
SICILY, Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.15 g 12). ΑΚΡΑC - ΑΝΤΟΣ (partially retrograde) Eagle standing left with closed wings. Rev. Crab within a shallow circular incuse. SNG ANS 979. SNG Copenhagen 41. SNG Oxford 1669. A splendid example, perfectly struck and very well centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 8
SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18mm, 8.62 g 1). Bearded horseman, nude, riding right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jenkins 8. Kraay & Hirmer 155 (same dies). Attractively toned and very well struck, with a few very minor marks. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 9
SICILY, Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.84 g 6). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische LI 6-7. Rizzo pl. XIV, 18 var. SNG ANS 1266. A remarkably attractive example, nicely toned and with some original lustre. Some minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 10
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-403/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.68 g 7). Facing head of bald, bearded Silenos with pointed ears. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Head of the youthful river-god Amenanos to left, his hair bound with a taenia and with a tiny horn on his forehead. Rizzo pl. XIV, 5 (these dies). SNG ANS 1263- SNG Lloyd 909 (these dies). Very rare, and of exceptionally fine quality. With an attractive light-purplish patina as found. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 11
SICILY, Katane. Circa 412-403 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.05 g 4), signed by Euainetos, c. 410 BC. Youthful charioteer, holding a goad in his right hand and the reins with both, bent forward driving a racing quadriga to left, just passing the turning post that can be seen behind him; above, Nike flying to right, holding a wreath in her right hand and a tablet, inscribed ΕΥΑΙΝ, in her left; below horses, pellet; in exergue, crab swimming upwards. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, crayfish swimming upwards; before, knotted taenia with a hook at one end and a bell on the other. AMB 334. Gulbenkian 188-189. Kraay / Hirmer 42. Rizzo pl. XIV, 6. Rare. A masterwork by one of the greatest of all Sicilian engravers. Very well centered with all details on the flan. Slightly ragged edges because of the strength of the strike, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 96000 CHF
Estimate: 120000 CHF
Lot 12
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.39 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. A very attractive example, beautifully struck and nicely toned. With the usual die fault behind the eye on the obverse and some minor striking flatness on the reverse , otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 13
SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.32 g 2). The nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left and with, above, Nike flying right to crown her. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, with four ears of grain behind; in exergue, olive leaf to right. Caltabiano 601 (D215/R233). SNG ANS 379 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1107 = Rizzo pl. XXVII, 16 = Pozzi 1097 (same dies). Lightly toned and sharply struck. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 14
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 430-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.19 g 2). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing a hair band ornamented with an ivy wreath, and with his relatively short hair hanging loose in curly locks. Rev. ΝΑΞΙΟΝ Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing, his right knee raised, his left on the ground, and his tail coming out to left, turning his head to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup that he holds in his right hand, and, in his left, holding an upright thyrsos; to left, ivy branch. Cahn 100. Jameson 677 (same dies). Kraay Hirmer 8-9 (same obverse die). Ward 225 (same dies). Very rare. A superb piece, well struck on a full flan. Very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 15
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm or Tetrobol (Gold, 2.83 g 10), circa 295-289. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving biga galloping to right; below horses, triskeles to left; in exergue, Φ. Bérend, l’or pl. 9, 13. Jameson 859. SNG ANS 706. Very rare, toned and of lovely style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 16
SICILY, Syracuse. Hiketas II. 287-278 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 4.30 g 3). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain, pendant earring an pearl necklace; behind neck, cornucopiae Rev. ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left, driving biga rushing to right; above, thunderbolt; below, ear of grain. AMB 516. Buttrey pp. 9-10, 4-E and pl. 2, 4. De Luynes 781 (same dies). SNG ANS 781 (same dies). Rare. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 17
SICILY, Syracuse. Theonon and Sosistratos. 278 BC. Hemistater or Dekadrachm (Gold, 4.27 g 6). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, Β. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Nike driving galloping biga to right, holding goad in her right hand and the reins in her left; above, star; on the near horse, above the foreleg, countermark of a Punic letter (?). Buttrey, Morgantina 6-X. De Hirsch 684 (same dies). Jameson 870 (same dies). Extremely rare. A lovely coin. Very minor traces of die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 18
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 9.29 g 9). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple-pendant earring, necklace tied at the back and hung with pendants, and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right with three pellets on the ground line. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIi, 111-4. A splendid piece. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 19
SKYTHIA, The Sindi. Mid 4th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.44 g 6). Nude youth kneeling to right, wearing a tight fitting cap and holding an arrow (?) in his right hand and an unstrung bow in his left. Rev. ΣΙΝΔΩΝ Owl standing facing, with spread wings; all within shallow incuse square. HN p. 495. MacDonald, Bosporus, 79. Zograph pl. XXXIX, 38. Very rare, attractively toned, well centered and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 20
KINGS of SKYTHIA. Sariakos. Mid 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.85 g 11). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛ[ΕΩΣ]- ΣΑΡΙΑΚ[ΟΥ] Bowcase, club and grain ear on stalk; below, monogram of ΠΥΡ. From the same dies as Triton II, 1998, 339 and Spink 3014, 2003, 24. Cf. SNGBM Black Sea 353 (bronze). Extremely rare, one of a very few known examples. Nicely toned with some minor flatness as struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 21
THRACE, Ainos. circa 360/350 BCE. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.29 g 11). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat, with somewhat curved horns, standing to right; to right, vertical thunderbolt. May, Ainos, -. Apparently unique and unpublished save for its auction appearances. A remarkable and impressive piece with a highly emotional and intense head of Apollo. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 22
THRACE, Dikaia. Circa 515-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.85 g). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Incuse square divided into four triangles, of which two are further divided in half by thin lines. ACGC 562. BMC 1. J. M. F. May, The Coinage of Dikaia-by-Abdera c. 540/35-476/5 B.C., NC 1965, pp. 1-25, XXXXXX. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe XXXX). Very rare. A bold and attractive coin with a remarkably attractive Late Archaic style head of Herakles. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 23
THRACE, Maroneia. Circa mid 2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.58 g 12), signed by the engraver M... on the obverse. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing taenia and ivy wreath, and with his hair partially knotted at the back and partially falling down the back of his neck; on the taenia between the two lower ivy leaves, Μ. Rev. ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ Nude Dionysos standing to left with cloak over his left arm, holding bunch of grapes in his right and narthex stalks in his left; to left, monogram. Schönert-Geiss 1000/1 (V9/R23, this coin). SNG Delepierre 802 (same dies). A very attractive toned example of excellent style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 24
THRACE, Maroneia. Circa 189/8-49/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.03 g 11). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ Dionysos, nude but for chlamys draped over his left arm, standing left, holding two narthex wands in his left hand and bunch of grapes with his right; to left, monogram of ΝΑΥ; to right, monogram of ΑΥΚ. Dewing 1296. Schönert-Geiss 1145-1176. A beautifully toned example, well struck on a broad flan. Traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 25
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 480-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.71 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr, with long beard and long hair, moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who raises her right hand in protest and wears two bracelets, a torc-like necklace and thin robes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1012. An attractive, toned example of transitional style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4250 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 26
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 435-411 BC. Drachm (Silver, 3.54 g). Nude Satyr kneeling facing, his head turned to right, preparing to lift a nymph whom he holds in his arms and who is protesting with her right hand. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 8. SNG Copenhagen 1018 . An attractive lightly toned coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 27
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 411-340 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 0.87 g 11). Satyr kneeling to right, his head turned 3/4 facing, holding a kantharos in his right hand. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Volute krater with tall handles. Dewing 1329. SNG Copenhagen 1031. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 28
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 380 BC. Drachm (Gold, 3.95 g 12). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy leaves with berries at his forehead. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΟΝ Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress and short, hunting chiton, kneeling right, shooting his bow; to right, Κ; all in linear frame within an incuse square . Prospero 245 (same dies). West pl. 4, 30 var. (same obverse die). An attractive example, nicely centered. Usual die break at the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 29
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 370 BC. Hemidrachm or diobol(?) (Silver, 1.59 g 12). Janiform head of two satyrs, each bearded, bald-headed and with an animal ear. Rev. Θ-Α-Σ-Ι Two volute kraters shown vertically in a tête-bêche position; all within an incuse square. Dewing 1328. Franke/Marathaki 9. Le Rider 25. Weber 2515 (this coin). Nicely toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 30
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 360 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.13 g 7). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy leaves with berries at his forehead. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΟΝ Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress and short, hunting chiton, kneeling right, shooting his bow; to right, ΜΕ (in ligature) and burning race torch . E.S.G. Robinson, “A Find of Coins of Thasos”, NC 1934, 33 = SNG Lockett 1226 (this coin). Rare. Nicely toned and very well struck, one of the finest known examples of this type. Some unimportant traces of die rust in the fields, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 31
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.74 g 12), an early imitation of good style, earlier 2nd century BC. Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and taenia. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing left, holding club with his right hand and with quiver and lion skin over his left shoulder; to left, monogram. Prokopov Group XIV. An attractive, toned and well centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 32
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Berge (”Lete”). Circa 500 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.60 g). Nude Satyr standing right, grasping the right hand of a nymph who is fleeing right but has turned her head left to gaze at him; to left, right and between the figures, two pellets. Rev. Rough incuse square diagonally divided. HPM pl. VII, 17 (this coin). SNG ANS 948 var. A fascinating piece, one of the earliest staters of “Lete” with a splendid pedigree. Toned, but with a few old scratches and bangs and some crystalization, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 33
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Bisaltai. Circa 475-465 BC. Oktadrachm (Silver, 28.68 g). CΙΣΑ ΛΤΙΚΩΝ (partially retrograde and inverted) Horse walking to right, its bridle held by a nude Hero, wearing petasos and holding two spears, who walks right, partially obscured by the horse. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 4 var. HPM pl. XI, 5-6 var. SNG Oxford 2242 var. Topalov 33. Rare. A very well preserved and well struck example in very good silver. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Lot 34
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Derrones. Circa 480-465 BC. Dodekadrachm (Silver, 31.19 g). Bearded male figure, wearing kausia and light robes, driving an ox cart to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; above, crested Corinthian helmet to right; below, floral ornament. Rev. Triskeles of legs to right. AMNG III/2, 10 var. =HPM pl. I, 12 var. = Topalov 9 var. = Traité 1, 1448 var. (all with no symbol below the ox). Very rare. Lightly toned and with minor edge breaks and a scuff on the reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 35
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Orreskioi. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.98 g). Centaur galloping to right, carrying off nymph whose right hand is raised in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. HPM pl. VI, 17 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 980 (same obverse die). Rare and of unusually fine style. Nicely toned. With an insignificant flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 36
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Uncertain. Circa 480 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.02 g). Bust of Dionysos facing, with long hair falling down behind his ears, a short pointed beard, a full mustache and with drapery or a torc around the neckline. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square diagonally divided. For a tetrobol of the same type: AMNG III/2 p. 138, 26 and pl. XXVI, 5 = HPM p. 68, 2 and pl. VI, 6 = Traité I, 1821 and pl. LVIII, 10. Extremely rare, if not unique. Apparently unpublished as a diobol. With a powerful and finely made archaic facing portrait of Dionysos. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 37
MACEDON, Aineia. Mid 4th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.11 g 4). Head of the nymph Aineia to right, wearing wreath of leaves and a prominent triangular pendant earring. Rev. ΑΙΝΕΗΤΩΝ Bull standing to right, its head turned back to left. Struck from the same dies as CNG 67 (2004) 401 and Giessener Münzhandlung 102 (2000), 133, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare. The finest of five known examples, nicely centered and very well struck. Very slight traces of double striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 38
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383-379. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.68 g 2), 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 75 (dies A49//P68). SNG ANS 484 (same dies). SNG Berry 19 (same obverse die). An attractive and toned coin with an elegant head of Apollo. Some very minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 39
MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 4), c. 425. Dionysos, bearded, and with his head facing turned slightly to left, wearing an ivy wreath and a chiton, holding a kantharos in his right hand and a thyrsos in his left, reclining to right on the back of a donkey walking to right; below, ivy branch. Rev. ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ Raised square bearing a vine with four bunches of grapes; all within shallow incuse square. Kraay- Hirmer 403 (this coin). Locker Lampson 147 (this coin).Noe, Mende 61 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1347 (this coin). Rare. Nicely toned and of excellent classical style. Obverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 40
MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.94 g). Facing head of a Gorgon with protruding tongue. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 2320. SNG ANS 400. SNG Copenhagen 223. A very sharply struck and well centered piece. Slightly granular surface. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 41
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. Oktadrachm (Silver, 30mm, 28.63 g), c. 492-480/79 BC. Horseman, wearing petasos and holding two transverse spears, walking on the far side of a horse that he is leading slowly to the right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III, p. 49, 7 (Bisaltai). HPM Pl. XII, 1-6 (Bisaltai). Raymond Pl. II, 6. SNG ANS 1. Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 42
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. Oktadrachm (Silver, 28.56 g 10), c. 470-460 BC. Macedonian horseman (’hero’), wearing petasos and hunting cloak, and holding two spears, walking slowly to right, leading his horse; on the horse’s rump, brand in the shape of a keyrkeion top. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ Quadripartite square within larger incuse square. HPM pl. XIII, 7-8. Raymond Group II. SNG ANS 22. Very rare. Toned and attractive with some minor granulation. Very slight traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 43
KINGS of MACEDON. Aeropos. 398/7-395/4 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 10.49 g 10). Young male head to right wearing simple taenia. Rev. ΑΕΡΟΠΟ Horse walking to right, reins trailing below. AMNG I, pl. 29, 23 = Traité IV 822, pl. CCCIV, 11. SNG Alpha Bank 172. SNG ANS 76. SNG Ashmolean 2434 A. Westermark, Remarks pl. LXIX, 12. Very rare. Of lovely style and finely toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 44
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.47 g 6), Amphipolis, 355-349/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip II, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising his right hand in salute and riding horse walking to left; below horse’s foreleg, bow; below horse, club to left. Le Rider 19a (this coin). SNG ANS Berry 114. SNG Lockett 1411 (this coin). Rare. Beautifully toned and of very fine style. Struck in exceptionally high relief. An insignificant die break on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13600 CHF
Estimate: 17000 CHF
Lot 45
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.64 g 2), Amphipolis, 355-349/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip II, wearing kausia and chlamys, raising his right hand in salute and riding horse walking to left; below horse’s foreleg, Μ; below horse, trident to left. Le Rider 32 var.. Rare. Bold and attractive. Some traces of overstriking and struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 46
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.63 g 12), Kolophon, struck under Philip III, BC 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: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 47
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.61 g 4), Pella, struck under Philip III or Kassander, 323-315 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving chariot drawn by two rearing horses to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, thunderbolt. Le Rider 435 (this coin). SNG ANS 165. A splendid, perfectly centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6750 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 48
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.25 g 6), Amphipolis, struck c. 315/4-295/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, Λ over torch; below horse’s foreleg, kerykeion. Le Rider pl. 48, 2. SNG ANS 809. A very bold and attractive example. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 49
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Distater (Gold, 22mm, 17.18 g 7), Amphipolis, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike moving slowly to left, on tiptoes, her wings spread, holding stylis over her left shoulder with her left hand and wreath in her outstretched right; to left, kantharos. Price 167. Clear, well centered and with a fascinating reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 50
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 2.16 g 3), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. Very rare and in unusually fine condition. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 51
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g 1), “Amphipolis”, Macedonian mint, struck circa 330-320 BC. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, kantharos. Price 168. Well centered and struck. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 52
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.62 g 6), “Amphipolis”, Macedonian mint, struck circa 330-320 BC. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, trident head to left. Price 175. An attractive coin struck on a broad flan. Scrape on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 53
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.09 g 6), struck under Nikokles, Paphos, c. 325-317. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; hidden within the lion’s mane to left, ΝΙΚΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ 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 of ΠΑΦ; below throne, rose. Price 3119. Very rare and of historical importance. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 54
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.22 g, 11 h), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 323-320. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below the hand holding the eagle, Macedonian helmet. Price 113. Troxel, studies, issue H3. Nicely struck. Some minor porosity. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 55
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.25 g 12), struck under Philip III, 323-317 BC, Side. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below throne, Α. Price 2968. A superb lustrous example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 56
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.08 g 2), Amphipolis or Aegae, c. 320. Head of young Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΑΝΔΡΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt; to right, at end of legend, Π enclosing a dot. Price 150 var. Very rare, perhaps unpublished. Nicely centered and clear. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1700 CHF
Lot 57
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.51 g 1), uncertain mint in the East, c. 320-310 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in field to left, Χ. Price -. Apparently unpublished. With a large head of Athena, struck on an unusually broad flan. Obverse slightly weakly struck and with some minor die rust, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 58
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.24 g 9), Sardes, 319-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left and below throne, monogram. Price 2682. Attractively toned and with a astonishingly lifelike portrayal of Zeus of exceptional quality. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 59
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.62 g 1), Mesembria, struck in the time of Mithridates VI, c. 90-early 60s BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram of ΠΑΥ above helmet; below throne, monogram of ΠΥ. Price 1106. With a remarkably bold and attractive head on the obverse. Reverse slightly double struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 60
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 9), Abydos. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent coiled to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; to left, monogram over cornucopiae. Price P30. A superb, lustrous example with a reverse in high relief. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 61
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.29 g 12), Sardes, 323-319. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, torch; below throne, monogram. Price P69. Lightly toned, well struck and perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 62
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.89 g 9), Amphipolis, c. 290-289 BC. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in inner fields to left and right, monogram. Newell 116 (obverse die CXI). Nicely toned and with an elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 63
KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson. 229-221 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.07 g 12), Amphipolis, 228-227. Head of Poseidon to right, wearing wreath of seaweed. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Apollo seated to left on prow, holding bow in his right hand; below, monogram. SNG Alpha Bank 1046-1047. SNG Berry 362. Lightly toned and most attractive, but with a few minor marks. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6250 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 64
KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.55 g 12), Pella or Amphipolis, c. 173-171 BC. Diademed head of Perseus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; above, Φ; to right, monogram of ΑΥ; between legs, monogram of ΑΝ; all within oak wreath a a plow below. Mamroth, Perseus 24. Well struck and well centered with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 65
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 3.06 g 7). Forepart of prancing horse to right, emerging from rock. Rev. ΦΕ - ΘΑ Wheat grain with hull upwards; all within incuse square. Triton XV (BCD), 8 (same dies). An attractive, clear piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 66
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.95 g 5). Forepart of prancing horse to right, emerging from rocks. Rev. ΦΕ / ΤΑ Wheat grain with hull upwards; all within incuse square. BCD II 13 (same obverse die). Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 67
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470-460. Hemiobol (Silver, 0.53 g 8). Head of bridled horse to right. Rev. ΦΕΘΑ Club upwards, diagonally place in an incuse square. Nomos 4 (BCD), 1007 var. (obol). Triton XV (BCD) 20-21 var. Rare. Nicely struck and centered. Minor scrape on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
From the BCD and T. H. Prowe Collection, Egger 40, 1912
Lot 68
THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. Circa 80s-40s BC. Trihemidrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.59 g, 12 h), under the magistrate Leukidas, 1st century BC. Head of Athena to right wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ ΛΕΥΚΙΔΑ Phemios as a slinger, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears; to right, wheat ear on stalk. Callataÿ, Argent, p.129, 19 (this coin). Lovely dark toning. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 69
THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.10 g 6). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarters facing, turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring and simple ring necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ - ΑΙΩΝ Horse crouching right, preparing to roll over. BCD, Triton XV, 318 ff. Nicely toned. A well-struck, well-centered and attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 70
THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 8.96 g 9). Head of the nymph Larissa, three-quarter facing to left, wearing ampyx and pearl-drop earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Σ - ΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; below, trident head to left. Triton XV (BCD), 329. An attractive piece with a golden-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 71
THESSALY, Magnetes. Circa 168-140 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.31 g 10). Laureate head of Zeus to right, behind, monogram; border of dots. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ Artemis, with bow in her right and quiver over her shoulder, seated left on prow; to left, dolphin; to right, monogram. This exact variety apparently unpublished. Lightly toned. Some light scratches in the obverse field to right, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 72
THESSALY, Methylion. Circa 465-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.91 g 5). Horse’s head to left. Rev. ΜΕ - ΘV Barley grain in opening pod, shown upwards, diagonally placed in a shallow incuse square. Nomos 4 (BCD) 1201 and Triton XV (BCD) 463.2 (same dies); otherwise, unpublished. Extremely rare, one of three or four known examples. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 73
THESSALY, Pagasai. Mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 0.94 g 6). Laureate head of Apollo to left, but with his face turned partially forward. Rev. Π - Α - Γ - Α Lyre with six strings; all within a slight incuse circle. Unpublished save for its appearance as Triton XV (BCD), 502. Of great rarity, the second known example. A coin of great historical interest. Slightly crystalized surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 74
THESSALY, Pharkadon. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.94 g 3). Horse walking to right. Rev. ΦΑΡ - ΚΑΔΟ Athena standing right, wearing armor and aegis, with her spear over her left shoulder and her shield resting on the ground before her. Triton XV (BCD) 619.2. Lightly toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 75
THESSALY, Pharsalos. Earlier 4th century BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 7.39 g 12). Head of Athena Parthenos facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing a triple crested Athenian helmet adorned with tritons on the visor; to left and right of her neck truncation, Κ Β. Rev. Φ - Α - Ρ - Σ (partially retrograde starting from bottom left) Armored Thessalian horseman riding right, brandishing flail. Cf. Lavva 354 var. = BCD (Nomos) 1296 (but a smaller denonmination), otherwise apparently unpublished. An extremely rare if not unknown variant. Golden bronze color with traces of corrosion pitting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 76
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 465-460 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 3.08 g 11). Forepart of horse to right, with, below, a barely visible (retrograde) Ν. Rev. ΣΚ - Ο Germinating barley grain; all within incuse square. BCD (Triton) 731 (same dies). SNG Cop 251. Lightly toned with slightly rough surfaces, but attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 77
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15mm, 3.71 g 12). Head of youthful, beardless Herakles to left, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Σ - ΚΟ /ΦΠΑ Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head slightly lowered; all within shallow circular incuse. BCD (Nomos) 1337 (same dies). Rogers 541. SNG Copenhagen 255. Very rare. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 78
THESSALY, Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.92 g 11). Horse galloping to left. Rev. Τ-Ι-Ρ (Sic!) The nymph Trikke bending to the right, her left leg raised, holding a hydria, which she fills with water pouring from a lion’s head spout at the upper right; behind her to left, a low bench; all within an incuse square. BCD (Triton) 778.4, 779.3 var. Very rare, possibly unpublished. Slightly rough surfaces, but very sharp and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 79
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half of the 2nd century BC. Stater (Silver, 6.23 g 11), Poli..... Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath; behind head, monogram. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; in field to left and right, Π-Ο / Λ-Ι. BCD Thessaly 1370 (this coin). BMC 4. SNG Berry 554. A bright and attractive example. Traces of overstriking on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 80
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 230 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 2.10 g 12), Attic standard. Head of the youthful river-god Acheloos to right; behind, retrograde Ν. Rev. ΑΚΑΡΝΑΝΩΝ Apollo, nude but for drapery over his right leg, seated left on throne, holding bow in his right hand and leaning his left on the side of the throne; in field to left, plow. BCD Akarnania -, but cf. 14 for a quarter stater with a different letter and for references to an Attic standard stater and half-stater with the plow symbol. Cf. De Luynes 1916 (quarter stater with a monogram). Extremely rare, probably unique with this letter and symbol combination. Perhaps the finest example known of this coinage. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 81
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.63 g 10). Λ Pegasos flying right, with curved wing. Rev. Σ Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right; to left, bunch of grapes. BCD 186. BMC 14. Calciati II 38. Slightly porous surfaces and some deposits, otherwise, nicely struck and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 82
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.50 g 12). Pegasos leaping right; below, Λ. Rev. Head of a goddess to right (Athena or possibly Aphrodite), wearing Corinthian helmet with back flap; behind neck, Λ and ladle with a long handle (kyathos). BMC Corinth p. 131, 71. BCD 223 var. Calciati 109/2. A lovely toned example of splendid style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 83
AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 350-300 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 4.29 g 9). Bellerophon riding Pegasos to right, wearing petasos and hurling spear held in his upraised right hand; below, round shield. Rev. Chimaera walking to right. BCD Akarnania 252.3 var. BMC -. An attractive piece, with a shiny, very dark green patina. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 84
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 480-460 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.06 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Square incuse with a mill sail pattern and a theta at the center. BCD Boiotia 345. SNG Copenhagen 250. Rare. Minor fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 85
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.23 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 438 var. SNG Copenhagen 284. A pleasant and attractive piece. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 86
BOEOTIA. Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.93 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ - Ε Head of Dionysos to right, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 438(this coin). BMC 58. Winterthur 1906. Attractively toned and with a serene and noble head of Dionysos. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 87
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 405-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.91 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ - Ε Bearded head of Dionysos, three-quarters facing, turned slightly to right, wearing ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 457 (this coin). BMC 104. Jameson 1164. Very rare. Attractively toned and with an elegant and serene head of Dionysos of the finest Classical style. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 88
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.27 g), c. 390-382 BC. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ - ΜΩ Amphora with high handles; hanging from the left handle, ivy sprig with two leaves and berry; above, club with handle to right. BCD Boiotia 489 (same reverse die). BMC 129. Winterthur 1916. A lovely, sharp and well-toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 89
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395 BC. Drachm (Gold, 6.11 g 1). Bearded head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΘΕ The infant Herakles, nude, seated facing and holding a coiling serpent by the neck in each hand; above, club to left. Unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. Unique, an exceptional coin of great importance. Minor scrapes on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100000 CHF
Estimate: 125000 CHF
Lot 90
BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 0.83 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘΕS Crescent with points upwards. BCD Boiotia 598 ff. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 275 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 91
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Earlier 350s BC. Stater (Silver, 12.01 g 5). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝ - ΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude but for helmet, moving right, holding short sword in his right hand and, in his left, shield adorned with a serpent on the inside; below, on ground, crested helmet to left over two spears with points to left and right. BCD Lokris 43 (same dies). BMC 18. McClean 5428. Lustrous and attractive with beautifully detailed types. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 11000 CHF
Lot 92
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.25 g 2). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Kroll 10b var. Svoronos pl. 11, 21 var. Very rare. A very attractive early drachm. Some very minor roughness, otherwiwse, Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 93
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 440s-430s. Obol (Silver, 0.69 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, with head facing ; to left, long curved olive leaf and fruit. Cf. Svoronos pl. 10, 46. A pleasant piece, nicely struck but with some minor surface roughness. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 94
ATTICA, Athens. 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.55 g 11). 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. Cf. Dewing 1592 and Svoronos pl. 12, 17 . A superb example, with the full helmet crest on the obverse, very rare thus, and with a lovely small head of Athena. Some very minor traces of horn silver, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 95
ATTICA, Athens. 430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.59 g 7). 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. Cf. Dewing 1594 and Svoronos pl. 14, 3 . A splendid coin with a wonderful archaizing head of Athena. Minor flan fault in the reverse field and some minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 96
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.31 g 6). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Kroll 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. An attractive, well struck piece. Slightly porous surfaces. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 97
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.49 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 example, toned, very nicely centered, and well struck in high relief. Very slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 98
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.40 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. An exceptionally well-preserved piece struck in very high relief. Minor bang at the top of the shell, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 11000 CHF
Lot 99
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 450-425 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.31 g 6). san Chimaera prowling to left. Rev. inverted san Dove flying to right; below right, Δ (= drachme); all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 162. SNG Copenhagen 20 = Traité 738 and pl. CCXIX, 14. Of very great rarity, perhaps the finest known example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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