nomos 8
22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 100
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.59 g 6), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Babylon, c. 323-317 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent; to left, Μ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, ΛΥ. Price 3691. Well centered and very well preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 101
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.57 g 5), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Babylon, c. 323-317. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent; to left, Μ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; below wing to left, ΛΥ. Price 3691. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 102
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.57 g 3), struck under Seleukos I, Babylon, c. 311-305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent 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 right, monogram within wreath. Price 3748. A splendid, nicely centered example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 103
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.08 g 12), Struck under Demetrios I Poliorketes, Miletus, c. 295/4 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram within circle; below throne, double-axe. Newell 49. Price 2148. A lovely toned example in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 104
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.59 g 6), Uncertain mint, probably Eastern, c. 300-250 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, between Nike’s body and her wing, ΝΙΚΟΔ; below wing, ΚΟ; to left, race torch. Price p. 562, citing Müller 82, a tetradrachm with the same letters and symbols. Apparently unique. A fascinating and unusual coin with a reverse of very fine style. Some minor marks and scuffs, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 105
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 22mm, 8.56 g 12), Kallatis, c. 250-225 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ Nike standing to left, holding olive wreath in her right hand and stylis with triangular sail in her left; to left, Κ; below left, monogram of ΑΤΡ. Price 913. Brilliant and struck from fresh dies. Some very minor flattening on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4800 CHF
Lot 106
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.51 g 1), 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 serpent coiled to right. Price P31. Nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 107
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Unit (Bronze, 18mm, 5.23 g 10), Miletus. Diademed head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey riding horse prancing to right; above, double-axe; below, monogram. Price P64. SNG Greece 7, 441. An attractive coin with a dark green patina and earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 108
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.15 g 3), Side. 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, Α. Price P123 (for a coin of Alexander probably struck using the same obverse die, see Price 2968). Lightly toned, well struck and perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 109
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.28 g 11), Ephesos, c. 301-295. Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with ram’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude but for wreath of reeds and a chlamys wrapped around his left arm, striding left, hurling trident from his upraised right hand; to left, monogram; to right, ivy leaf with point downwards. Newell 55. Very rare. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 110
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.21 g 11), Amphipolis, c. 291-290. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a pile of rocks, holding aplustre in his right hand and trident with his left; to left and right, monograms. Newell 107 var. (obverse XCVII but with an unpublished reverse). For the same variety as this, but from different dies, see: Monnaies et Médailles 72, 1987, 577. A very attractive piece, darkly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 111
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson, 229-221 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.27 g, 12 h), 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. Panagopoulou 160.j (025/R- this coin, but reverse die is actually not R151). SNG Alpha Bank 1046-1047. SNG Ashmolean 3266 (this obverse die). SNG Berry 369-370. Bright and fresh. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 112
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.86 g 8). Forepart of prancing horse to right, emerging from rocks. Rev. ΦΕ / ΤΑ Wheat grain with hull; all within incuse square. BCD II, 13 (same obverse die. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 113
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.91 g 12). Head of bridled horse to right. Rev. ΦΕ - ΘΑ Club; all within incuse square. BCD 1007 (same dies). BMC 11. Rare. Sharp and well struck. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 114
THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 360s-350s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.80 g 5), Hypata. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ The hero Phemios, nude but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard, and with a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos, as if it were a small shield, with his left; on the ground line between his feet, sideways Φ (=Phemios). BCD 1011 (same dies). BCD II, 24 (this coin). SNG Munich 1. Warren pl. XVI, 680 (same obverse die). Rare. A toned, well centered and attractive example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 115
THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 302-286 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 6.39 g 4), Hypata. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝ-ΩΝ Phemios, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. BCD 1015. BMC 18. Rogers 137. SNG Copenhagen 4-5. A rare piece of lovely style, and with a dark, green-black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 116
THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 80s (- 40s?) BC. Trihemidrachm or Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.41 g 1), Hypata. Epikrates. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing an Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos, tendril, and four horse protomes. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ / ΕΠΥΚΡΑ Phemios, as a slinger, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword on baldric, standing facing, head turned to right, shooting his sling to right; behind him, two spears leaning against his right leg. BCD II, 41.1 (this coin. BMC 7. De Callataÿ 2004, 3. Darkly toned as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 117
THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 80s (- 40s?) BC. Trihemidrachm or Stater (Silver, 25mm, 7.55 g 12), Hypata. Ariston. ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝ Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing an Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos, tendril, and four horse protomes. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ / ΑΝΩΝ Phemios, as a slinger, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword on baldric, standing facing, head turned to right, shooting his sling to right; behind him, two spears leaning against his right leg. BCD II 40.2 (this coin). De Callataÿ 2004, 74 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 17. Slightly corroded surfaces but clear and attractive. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 118
THESSALY, Eureia. Circa 352-344 BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 7.70 g 12). Head of a nymph, three-quarter facing to left, with vine leaves in her hair. Rev. ΕΥΡΕΑΙ / Ω-Ν Bunch of grapes on stalk with two leaves. BCD 1037. Rogers 211. SNG Copenhagen 49. Very rare. A very attractive example with a dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 540 CHF
Estimate: 675 CHF
Lot 119
THESSALY, Gomphoi-Philippolis. Circa 350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.77 g 12). Head of Hera facing, wearing stephane, pendant earrings and a solid, torc-like necklace. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟΠΟΛΙ[ΤΩΝ] Zeus Palamnaios, draped to the waist and with his torso bare, seated on rock to left, holding long scepter in his right hand and resting his left on the rock; to left, thunderbolt. Unpublished but for its appearance as BCD 1041 (this coin), though another piece, from the Empedocles Collection, is in the Numismatic Museum in Athens. Of the greatest rarity, the finest example known, and of splendid style with a charming head of Hera. Crystalized surfaces and minor edge scrape, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 120
THESSALY, Gyrton. Circa 340s-320s BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16mm, 4.83 g 6). ΠΕΙ Head of Ares or the hero Gyrton to right, wearing Attic helmet ornamented with palmettes and with raised ear flap. Rev. ΓΥΡΤΩΝ-ΙΩΝ Head of Gyrtona to right, wearing stephane and triple-pendant earring; behind, Π. BCD 1053 (this coin). BMC p. 203, 1a and pl. III, 4a = Traité IV, 743 and pl. CCC, 12 var. Rogers 230 var. (but wrongly described) . An excellent example of this rare variety. Nice dark patina and well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 121
THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13mm, 1.32 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙ-ΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, wearing earring, necklace and full robes, kneeling right, her head turned to left, playing with knucklebones tossed from her right hand; to right, magistrate’s initial Φ. BCD 1053 (this coin). BMFA 873. SNG Copenhagen 32. Traité IV, 509. Rare. Attractive, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 122
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 440-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 6.12 g 12). Thessalos, with cloak over his shoulders, striding left, holding a rushing bull with a band around its horns. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ / Σ / ΑΙ (partially retrograde) Bridled horse with trailing reins galloping to right. BCD II 352.6 var. Herrmann Pl. III, 21. SNG Copenhagen 112. Bright and well centered, but with some die rust on the reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 123
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.96 g 9). Horse walking to right. Rev. ΛΑΡ - ΙΣΑ The nymph Larissa standing facing, her head turned to left, holding ball in her right hand and resting her left on her waist. BCD II, 168 and BMFA 881 (same dies). Very rare. With a reverse beautifully engraved and very well centered. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 124
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13mm, 1.10 g 5). Small, round shield, with dotted border, bearing as a device a bull’s hoof to right; all within an outer dotted border. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Diademed bust of Asklepios to right, wearing long beard and with slight drapery over his chest; before him, snake turned to right. BCD 1120 (this coin). Herrmann F/G IIIβ II, II and pl. III, 15 var (there a horse’s hoof). Traité 690 and pl. CCXCVII, 23. Very rare, beautifully preserved and with a superb head of Asklepios. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 125
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.84 g 4). Head of the nymph Larissa to left, wearing pendant earring and with her hair bound with a taenia. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ Bridled horse prancing to right, with loose rein. BCD II 376.6 (this coin). BMC 48 and pl. V, 10 (same dies). With a severely classical and beautiful head of the young nymph. Some flatness on the reverse. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 126
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400-380 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.93 g 4). Facing head of the nymph Larissa, turned slightly to the right, wearing ampyx, drop earrings, and a necklace with a central pendant. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ Horse with straight legs feeding to right. BCD II, 214 (this coin). De Nanteuil 845 (this coin). Lorber -. Traité IV, 719 = pl. CCXCIX, 7 (this coin). Very attractively toned. Some very minor faults. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 127
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 370-360 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 6.03 g 1). ΑΛΕΥ Head of Aleuas, three-quarter facing to left, wearing a conical helmet, held on his head by a cord tied below his chin, with ear flaps and ornamented with wings; to right, double-ax. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΑ - [ΕΛ]ΛΑ Eagle, with closed wings and head turned back to right, standing left on thunderbolt. BCD I, 1135 = BMC 12 = Traité IV, 699, pl. CCXCVIII, 11. Gulbenkian 473 = Jameson 2469. Herrmann Group VIII, pl. VII, 11. Lorber 2008, p. 45, 94 (all same dies). Very rare. Bright surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 128
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 380-365 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 5.96 g 11). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx and grain ears in her hair, and with a triple-pendant earring and a plain necklace Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ - ΩΝ Mare and foal standing right, with straight legs. BCD II, 297. Lorber, Middle. Series 6, Type B, O7/R1 (both same dies). Lightly toned. A legend variety known only from a single pair of dies. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 129
THESSALY, Larissa. c. 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.05 g 6). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD 1155 var. BCD II 315 ff. var. SNG Copenhagen 120. Attractive and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 130
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.11 g, 9 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over; below, plant. Herrmann pl. V, 12 var. Lorber, 2008 61 var. Attractive and sharp. Good extremely fine and virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 131
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 6.02 g 12). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD 1155 var. BCD II 315 ff. var. SNG Copenhagen 120. Fresh and bright. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 132
THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.95 g 5). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD II, 325. An attractive piece, well struck and centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 133
THESSALY, Orthe. Late 4th - early 3rd century. Trichalkon (Bronze, 22mm, 7.79 g 12). Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with serpent coiled on the bowl. Rev. ΟΡΘΙΕΙΩΝ Forepart of a horse springing to right from a rocky outcrop, on which grows an olive tree; around, olive wreath with ties below. BCD I 1220. Moustaka 30. Rogers 421. Traité IV 595, pl. CCXCIII, 16. A clear example with a matte olive green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 134
THESSALY, Pelinna. First half of the 4th century BC, or earlier, perhaps the last quarter of the 5th. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.20 g 10). Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys, and holding a spear pointing backwards, riding to left on galloping horse; above, in tiny letters, ΑΙ; below horse, Α. Rev. [Π]ΕΛΙΝΝΑΙΚΟΝ (Νs retrograde) Warrior advancing left, his head turned back to right, wearing petasos and chlamys and with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, holding short spear in his right hand and a round shield, ornamented with a crescent, and two other spears in his left. BCD 1226 (this coin). Traité IV 527, pl. CCXC, 15. Very rare. A clear and well-centered example. Some minor marks and with a slightly rough surface, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 135
THESSALY, Pelinna. First half of the 4th century BC, or earlier, perhaps the last quarter of the 5th. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 6.06 g 12). Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys, and holding a transverse spear, riding to right on galloping horse; below, in tiny letters, ΙΑ. Rev. ΠΕΛ - ΙΝ Warrior advancing left, wearing petasos and chlamys and with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, hurling short spear with his right hand and holding a round shield, ornamented with a star, and two other spears in his left. BCD 1227 (this coin). Moustaka 142a. Traité IV 528, pl. CCXC, 16-17. Nicely toned. Tiny test cut on the obverse edge at 1 o’clock, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 136
THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 462/1-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5mm, 0.94 g 6). Forepart of wolf to left; above, monogram of either ΜΑΚ or ΛΑΚ. Rev. ΠΕ Head of bridled horse to right; all within incuse square. Cf BCD 1236 (same reverse die, but no monogram on the obverse). Hoffmann 1890, Photiades Pasha, 136 = Weber 2891 (same dies, now in the BM). Liampi, 1996, I, III, 6 (possibly the same dies, but the monogram is damaged on the illustrated specimen). Extremely rare, the best and most complete known example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 137
THESSALY, Phalanna. Circa 360-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.80 g 2). Youthful male head to right with short, curly hair, perhaps Peloros (?). Rev. ΦΑΛΑΝ-ΝΑΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting right, with curly tail. BCD II 569 (same dies). De Hirsch 1158. De Luynes 1858. Traité IV, 583 and pl. CCXCIII, 6. Weber 2864 (same dies). Very rare. An astonishing coin, sharp, nicely centered and of splendid style. Reverse very slightly double-struck and with an insignificant flan fault, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 138
THESSALY, Phalanna. Circa 360-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 5.56 g 8). Youthful male head to right, perhaps Peloros (?), from the same obverse die as the last. Rev. ΦΑΛΑ-ΝΝΑ-ΙΩΝ Bridled horse trotting right, with curly tail. BCD 1250 var. BCD II 569 var., but both struck from the same obverse die used for this piece. Very rare. An attractive, bright and well-centered example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 139
THESSALY. Pharkadon. Circa 440 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, plated, 15 mm, 2.03 g, 7 h). Thessalos, striding right and with his cloak and petasos over his shoulders, using both hands to hold a band around the head of the forepart of a bull rushing right. Rev. ΦΑΡ - [Κ]ΑΔΟ Forepart of bridled horse to left, the reins trailing; below horse to left, sandal. BCD -. BMC -. SNG Greece 6, 232 (same reverse die?). Apparently unpublished. Toned and well struck. Plated and with a break on the obverse edge where the base metal core can be seen, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 140
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.90 g 3). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Σ - ΚΟ Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head slightly lowered; all within shallow circular incuse. BMC 2. Jameson 1108 = Traité IV, 627, pl. CCXCV, 7. SNG Lockett 1616 (all same dies). An attractive piece on a broad flan. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 141
THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 220 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 0.93 g 1). Laureate head of Herakles to right, with lion skin tied around his shoulders Rev. ΣΚΟΤΟΥ - [Σ]ΑΙΩΝ Hekate standing facing, her head turned to left, holding long torch in her right hand and resting her left at her waist. BCD II, 756. Traité IV, 629 and pl. CCXCV, 8. Very rare. Slightly rough surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 142
THESSALY, Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.86 g 5). Horse galloping to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΚ / ΚΑΙΟΝ Athena striding left, wearing helmet, aegis and robes, hurling horizontal spear with her right hand and with shield over her left shoulder; all within incuse square. BCD 1355 (this coin). Cf. Traité IV, 551 (but horse to right). Rare. Somewhat rough surfaces with some minor marks, but with clear and well centered types. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 143
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Third quarter of the 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.12 g 12), Aga.... Helmeted head of Athena to right; above, ΑΓΑ. Rev. ΘΕΣ / ΣΑ-ΛΩ-Ν Bridled horse prancing right. BCD 1387. SNG Copenhagen 309. Unusually nice and well-centered. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 144
ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skyros. c. 485-480 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23mm, 8.33 g). Two long horned and bearded goats, opposed vertically, back to back, with their heads turned inwards and their legs extended; between them, five-lobed fig leaf. Rev. Stellate design composed of a large central globule surrounded by four smaller ones and by two rays (towards the upper left and lower right) and two three-lobed fig leaves (towards the upper right and lower left); all within incuse square; die breaks at top, mid left edge and lower left edge. ANS Norman Davis 126 = Balcer 13, dies A.7/P.4 (this coin). BMFA 936. SNG Copenhagen 732. Very rare. Nicely toned and clear. Overstruck on an uncertain earlier issue. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 145
ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skyros. Circa 485-480 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11mm, 0.84 g). Foreparts of two horned and bearded goats facing each other, above exergual line; between them, pellet. Rev. Stellate design composed of a large central globule surrounded by four rays; all within incuse square. Balcer A.10/P.7, 27-30. BCD 1369 (this coin). Extremely rare. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 146
AKARNANIA, Alyzeia. Circa 330-280 BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 5.51 g 5). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΑΛΥΖΑΙ Head of youthful, beardless (?) Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. BCD Akarnania - (but cf. 74). Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnanien, 17 var. Extremely rare, possibly unpublished. Dark patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 147
AKARNANIA, Anaktorion. Circa 320-280 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.38 g 5). ΑΝ (ligate) Pegasos flying left. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind head, ΑΝ in ligature and omphalos covered by an ornamental netting. BCD Akarnanien 105. Pegasai 36. Toned and unusually nice. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 148
AKARNANIA, Medeion. Circa 350-300 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16mm, 4.73 g 5). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΜΕ - ΦΙ Tripod ornamented with two fillets. BCD Akarnania 339 and 340.12. Imhoof Blumer, Akarnanien, p. 141, 4 var. Very rare, especially in this condition. With an attractive dark green patina. Struck on a ragged flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 149
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. 350s BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 12.28 g 9). Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pearl necklace and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩ - Ν Ajax, nude but for Corinthian helmet, advancing right, holding short sword in his right hand and, in his left, a shield ornamented with a griffin and a palmette on its interior; below right, eight-pointed star above two short spears. BCD 58 (same dies). Gulbenkian 491 (same dies). Nicely toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 150
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 12.28 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΚΑ - ΛΛΙ Amphora with high handles. BCD Boiotia 555. BMC 151. Sharp and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 151
EUBOIA. Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.39 g, 12 h). Head of the nymph Histiaia to right, wearing a drop earring, a pearl necklace and with her hair rolled and bound with a wreath of grape leaves and berries. Rev. ΙΣΤΙ - ΑΙΕΩΝ (partially retrograde) Nymph seated right on stern of galley, holding styis in her left hand and resting her right on the deck; on the side of the stern, wing. BCD Euboia 402 var. BMC 101. An attractive, fresh and clear example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 152
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 467-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.28 g 12). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves over the visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive spray; all within incuse square. Seltman pl. XXII, φφ (this coin, but only the reverse is illustrated) = Starr 83 (this coin) = Svoronos pl. 9, 24 (this coin). Rare. Toned and of lovely style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 153
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 16.88 g 3), late 450s-440s BC. 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. Starr pl. 22, passim and Svoronos pl. 12, 1-11 var. An attractive piece, toned and well struck. Some surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 154
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.61 g 10), c. 440. 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. Starr pl. XXII, 2. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. An elegant coin struck on a broad flan, and with a beautifully centered obverse. Some surface roughness and scuffs, especially on the reverse,otherwise, extremely fine/good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 155
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 390-380 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.15 g 9). Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within broad, shallow incuse square. J. H. Kroll, Athenian Tetradrachm Coinage of the First Half of the Fourth Century BC,, RBN CLVII (2011), pp. 3-26 passim and fig. 1B = pl. I, 1 and pl. I, 2. SNG Munich 90. Svoronos pl. 19, 13-14. A rare variety. Beautifully toned, nicely centered and well struck on an unusually regular flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 156
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 11.96 g). Α Ι Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided by skew-pattern into 5 compartments; Ν Ι in the upper two and dolphin swimming upwards in the lower left. BMC 190. Millbank pl. 3, 6. SNG Lockett 1998. Well centered and toned. Some minor cleaning scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 157
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.69 g 12). Dove alighting right, holding fillet in its beak; on wing, Ι. Rev. ΣΙ Dove flying to right. BCD 245. A lovely piece struck in high relief. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Among the finest known Obols from Pheneos
Lot 158
ARCADIA, Pheneos. Circa 370-340 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.90 g 3). 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 lovely coin, beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 159
CYCLADES, Naxos. Circa 520/15-490 BC. Stater (Silver, 20x22mm, 12.30 g). Kantharos with ivy leaf above and bunch of grapes hanging from each handle. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos I 38b (this coin). Sheedy 31b, O19/R29 (this coin. Rare. A very nicely struck example, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 160
CYCLADES, Naxos. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23mm, 7.80 g 1), Ktesiphon, c. 200-180 BC. Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΞΙ / ΚΤΗΣΙΦ Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 17 (D6-R11,same dies). Very rare, of the seven examples of this die pair known, four are in museums. Traces of a removed mount above the head on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 161
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 330-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.00 g 6), Agreos. Head of the nymph Sinope to left, her hair in a sakkos, wearing a triple pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΣΙΝΩ Sea eagle with spread wings on dolphin swimming to left; above the eagle’s body, ΑΓΡΕ[Ω]. BMC 11 = SNG BM Black Sea 1481. SNG von Aulock 201. Toned and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 162
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.67 g). Head of a boar to right, holding a tunny fish in its mouth. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter & Liewald II, 35. Pozzi 2162. SNG Berry 926. Von Fritze 34 (stater and hemihekte). Very rare and with an unusual and unexpected type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 163
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20mm, 16.10 g). Head of a lion to left; behind, tunny-fish swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1414. SNG France 78. Von Fritze 39. Very rare. A few minor scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 164
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.95 g 9). Forepart of boar to left; to right, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Head of lion to left within incuse square. SNG France 361 ff. An attractive, fresh and splendidly preserved example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 165
MYSIA, Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 8.63 g 12). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG France 1557 = de Luynes 2492. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. An exceptional piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 166
MYSIA, Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.62 g 1). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG France 1557 = de Luynes 2492. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. Very minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 167
KINGS of PERGAMON. Eumenes I. 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.94 g 1), struck c. 263-255/250. Diademed head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena, seated left on backless throne, holding a shield adorned with a gorgoneion by the edge with her right hand, and with her left, a spear held downwards over her left shoulder, her left elbow resting on a sphinx; to left, below her right arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG France 1606-1609. SNG von Aulock 1355. Westermark Group III (obverse XXV). An attractive, sharp, toned coin struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 168
LESBOS, Methymna. Circa 450/40-406/379 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.44 g 2). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. Sea turtle surrounded by a rayed border within an incuse square. Cf. Gorny & Mosch 170, 1419 (same dies). Very rare. Well centered but with somewhat rough surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 169
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.56 g 12), c. 490 BC. Head of a ram to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right; behind, rectangle divided into two squares; all incuse. BMC 7-9. Bodenstedt 16. 5 = Jameson 1468 = SNG von Aulock 7719 (this coin). An attractive coin with a fine pedigree. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 170
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.48 g 12), struck c. 450/440 BC. Bald head of Silenos to right, wearing a diadem. Rev. Two opposed ram’s heads with a palemette between them; all within a shallow incuse square. BMC 40. Bodenstedt 37 (e/ε). SNG von Aulock 1700. Clear and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 171
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.56 g 12), struck c. 380 BC. Head of Athena facing, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet. Rev. Draped bust of Hermes to right, with his petasos hanging behind his neck; all within linear square . Bodenstedt 86, 13d (this coin). Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 172
LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.55 g 12), c. 340 BC. Youthful head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bearded head of Silenos facing, bald and with two animal ears; all within linear square. BMFA 1723. Bodenstedt 90 (p/ω?). Attractive and well centered. Minor faults on the reverse, otherwise, Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 173
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6mm, 0.70 g). Mill-sail pattern or swastika in relief. Rev. Incuse square of mill-sail pattern. BMFA 1782. Rosen 365. SNG von Aulock 1778 and 7777. Attractive and interesting. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 174
IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 4.5mm, 0.58 g). Uncertain pattern Rev. Rough incuse square. Apparently unpublished. A curious coin with an uncertain curvilinear design as its obverse ‘type’. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 175
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6 mm, 0.60 g). Calf’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail pattern. Rosen 328. SNG von Aulock 7774. Attractive and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 176
IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 245-202 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 6.57 g 2), Aristratos. Diademed head of Artemis to right, quiver at her shoulder. Rev. Ε Φ / ΑΡΙΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ Forepart of a stag to right, his head turned back to left; to right, bee. BMC 91. Pozzi 2431 (same obverse die). Nicely toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 177
IONIA, Phokaia. Late 5th - earlier 4th century BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.51 g). Head of youthful Pan to left, with goat’s horn and animal ear; behind, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 73.3 = SNG von Aulock 7950 (this coin). An impressive piece with a lovely head of Pan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 178
IONIA, Teos. Circa 500-460 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15mm, 5.89 g). Griffin seated to right on ornamental plinth. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Balcer XX, 39 (dies A39/P61). BMFA 1934 (same dies). Toned and attractive. Slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 179
IONIA, Uncertain mint. c. 440-400 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.55 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with an olive branch. Rev. Quadripartite incuse sqaure. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearance, and apparently unique. An attractive coin. Flan fault behind the ear, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 180
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12mm, 4.74 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; only the head facing to right is visible on this coin. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 91-92. Very rare and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 181
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12mm, 4.64 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; only the head facing to right is visible on this coin. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 91-92. Very rare. Well struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 182
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.35 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; the head facing right is clear but there are only traces of the head facing to left. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 101. Rare. Clear and with a legible inscription. Unusually well-preserved. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 183
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 6mm, 1.12 g), Sardes. Valvel (traces) Head of lion with open jaws to right (but probably from a die bearing two heads) Rev. Incuse square. Weidauer 111-112. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 184
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12mm, 4.74 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; only the head facing to left is visible on this coin. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93-94. Very rare. Clear but with some die rust. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 185
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12mm, 4.72 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; only the head facing to left is visible on this coin. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 96. Rare. Well struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 186
KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.30 g), Sardes. Valvel Heads of two lions, with open jaws and staring eye, facing each other with an inscription between them; the head facing to left is clear, while only the jaws of the right facing lion’s head are visible. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 99. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 187
KINGS of LYDIA. Period of Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13mm, 4.72 g), so-called “Branch” mint. KUKALI[Ṃ] (in Lydian, retrograde Two confronted lion heads, the one on the right nearly off the flan; between them, inscription. Rev. Double incuse square, made from two separate punches. Cf. Wallace, “KUKALIṂ”, pl. 1, 1-4 = Weidauer Group XVIII (corrected), but this denomination unknown. Extremely rare and beautifully struck with very clear types. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 188
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. Stater (Silver, 18x13mm, 10.71 g), Sardes. On the left, forepart of a lion to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Two incuse squares, of unequal size, side by side . ACGC 79. SNG von Aulock 2873. Traité I 407, pl. X, 7. Toned and bold. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 189
KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Siglos (Silver, 14mm, 5.18 g), Sardes, 550-546. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. Dewing 2428. SNG Kayhan 1024-1026. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 190
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. Daric (Gold, 13mm, 8.30 g), Sardes. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance to right, shooting arrow from bow held in his left hand; quiver over his left shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse . ACGC 81. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 11). Very rare. A beautifully centered and complete example, unusually well preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 191
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC. Daric (Gold, 16mm, 8.32 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 clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 192
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. Daric (Gold, 13x14mm, 8.38 g). Persian king moving to right, in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder and holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12. Carradice Type IIIb C, pl. XIV, 42. Well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 193
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Sardes. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 14x12mm, 5.59 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. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Good style but struck from worn dies. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 194
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III, Circa 375-340 BC. Siglos (Silver, 13x15 mm, 5.46 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and bow in his left, quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 19. Carradice Type IV C (pl. XIV, 46). Attractive, but with some flatness. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 195
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Khinakha. Circa 460-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 9.82 g), Uncertain mint in eastern Lycia. Pegasos flying left on round shield. Rev. Triskeles with large annulet at the center; between the arms, pellet and monogram. Babelon -. Müseler/Nollé IV, 75. Peus 407, 726 (same dies). A rare variant. Well centered and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 196
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Mithrapata. Circa 390-370 BC. Stater (Silver, 25mm, 9.60 g 12), Antiphellos, c. 380-375. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. Methrapata (in Lycian script). Bearded head of Mithrapata to left; behind, triskeles. BMFA Supplement 225 (same dies). Olçay-Mørkholm 75-83, A7-P7 (same dies). Toned and with a fine portrait. Good very fine / extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 197
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, Circa 380-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.76 g, 9 h), Antiphellos, c. 380-375. Bearded head of Perikle facing, turned slightly to left and with his hair in dramatic disarray. Rev. PARIKLA VÄHÑTÄZ, (in Lycian script). Warrior, nude but for his helmet, advancing right, brandishing sword with his right hand and holding oval shield with his left; to right, above, triskeles; to right, below, whelk. Olçay-Mørkholm 397-401, A1-P3 (same dies). A rare variety. Toned and with a splendid portrait. Some striking flatness, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 198
PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 10.96 g 3). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, ΔΡ. Rev. ΕΣ]ΤFΕΔΙΙ[ΥΣ] Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left above an uncertain symbol, perhaps a greave; all within rectangular frame of pearls. SNG Copenhagen 220 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 4550 (this coin). A lovely, bold example struck in high relief. Nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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