nomos 8
22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
CELTIC, Britain. Corieltauvi. Uninscribed. Circa 70-10 BC. Stater (Gold, 21mm, 6.01 g 9), North east coast type. Abstracted wreathed head to right. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, surrounded by pellets and ornaments. ABC 1719. SCBC 28. Boldly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC BRITAIN, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Tasciovanus. Circa 25-10 BC. Unit (Silver, 14mm, 1.32 g 9), c. 15-10 BC. TASC inscription on a panel on a circular field within a border of dots. Rev. Horseman galloping to left, holding a spear and a long, lozenge-shaped shield over his left shoulder. ABC 2640. BMC 1677-1679. S 238. VA 1800. Very rare. Toned and very clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 575 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Ambiani. c. 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 6.24 g), issued during the Gallic Wars. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. DT 239. SCBC 32. Clear and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 720 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC, Northeast Gaul. Parisii. Second Century BC. Stater (Gold, 22mm, 7.36 g 3), Class IV. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and a floral ornament before. Rev. Disjointed and stylized horse to right, with a fan-like checker board design (a devolved chariot and driver) behind. CdB fig. 14, 3 (same dies). D&T 81. De la Tour 7792. Very rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. ‘Pixtilos’. Circa 50-30 BC. Unit (Bronze, 15mm, 3.41 g 12). PIX[TILOS] Diademed head to right (Apollo?). Rev. Winged, nude, rider (Victory?) galloping to right, holding palm branch; below, double spiral. De la Tour 7081. D&T 2471. Dark green glossy patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 6
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Pictones or Santones. c. 40 BC. Unit (Bronze, 12mm, 1.61 g 11). ATECTORI Bare-headed and slightly draped male bust to right. Rev. Bull butting to right; above, pellet within annulet of pearls; below, floral ornament. D&T 3722. An attractive piece with a clearly Roman style portrait on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 7
CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.17 g 6). Head of the nymph Parthenope to right, her hair elaborately curled and bound in a wide taenia, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Man-faced bull walking to right, head facing; above, Nike flying right, holding a wreath to crown him. HN III 571. Sambon 437 var. SNG ANS 317. A very attractive, sharply struck toned coin of splendid early Hellenistic style. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 8
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.52 g 3). ΤΑΡΑ Lightly veiled head of Hera to right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, triple pendant earring and necklace; behind head, [Ε]; before chin, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΤΙΝΩΝ The child Taras, nude, standing right, raising his hands in supplication towards Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a diphros, resting his right hand on his right knee and holding a trident with his left; to right, star above Τ; below stool, Κ. Basel 89 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G 5. HN III 901 (same dies). SNG Paris 1777 (same dies). Vlasto 1 (same dies). Extremely rare and of wonderful style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 9
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 325/0-315 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.76 g 12), signed by the Kal... engraver on both sides. On the left, Nike standing facing, turned slightly to the right to grasp the reins and head of a galloping horse ridden to the left by an ephebe, nude but for his helmet, who holds the reins with his right hand and two javelins and a shield adorned with a hippocamp in his left; below horse, Μ and ΚΑΛ; to left, Φ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras, with his cloak over his left shoulder and holding a spear in his upraised right arm and two in his left, riding dolphin to right, over six waves; below the dolphin, ΚΑΛ. AMB 92. Fischer-Bossert 793. HN III 893. Vlasto 531-534. Very rare. A beautifully toned and centered example, surely the finest example of this type known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 10
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.59 g, 11 h), Philokles, Le..., and Arn... . Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoroi (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 950. An attractive piece, but with some slight striking flatness. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 560 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 11
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 275-200 BC. Unit (Bronze, 12mm, 2.26 g 2). Scallop shell Rev. Kithara with six strings; to left, olive branch. Classical Numismatic Group 79, 2008, 203 (there unidentified and attributed to an uncertain northern Greek mint). HN III 1092. SNG Morcom 259. Vlasto 1850. Very rare. With a glossy and attractive dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 12
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Triobol (Silver, 12mm, 1.39 g 6). ΜΕΤ Ear of barley. Rev. Bull’s head incuse. HN III1487. Noe 275. Toned and neatly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1350 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 13
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 440-430 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.91 g 7). ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley. Rev. Apollo, nude, standing facing, his head to left, holding a laurel tree in his right hand and his bow in his left. HN III, 1496. Noe 314. SNG ANS 277. Very rare. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 14
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 430-400 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.73 g 6). Head of Demeter (or Kore) to right, her hair bound up with a double fillet crossing over her the top of her head. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Grain ear with leaf to left. HN III 1507. Noe 385 c (this coin). An attractive coin of fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4100 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 15
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 430-400 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.74 g 2). Head of Apollo Karneios to right, with short hair and a ram’s ear and horn. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Grain ear with leaf to left. HN III 1508. Noe 336. SNG 287. SNG Munich 952. Rare. A lovely, toned piece of very fine style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7600 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 16
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.37 g 4). ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing a wreath of grain ears and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1523. Noe 449. With a remarkably fine facing head of Demeter of splendid late classical style. Nicely toned. Obverse partly struck flat, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 17
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.82 g 10). ΝΙΚ[Α] Head of Nike to left, wearing broad diadem adorned with an olive wreath and tied at the back, her hair carefully bound up, below her chin, Σ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟ Barley ear; to left, locust upwards below leaf. HN III 1524. Jameson 295 = Noe 451a (same dies). Attractively toned. Some cleaning marks on Nike’s neck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 18
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.55 g 2). Female head (perhaps Demeter) to left, her hair twisted into a long, thick braid that is wrapped twice around her head; behind her neck, ΣΤ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left. HN III 1527. Noe 475. Very rare, an attractive toned example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 19
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.87 g 11). Youthful head of Dionysos to left, wearing a diadem adorned with a maeander pattern and upright ivy-leaves; below, ΣΠ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1531. Noe 458. Rare. A coin of splendid style, very well centered and struck on a broad flan. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 20
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.56 g 3). Head of Demeter to right, wearing a pendant earring and a simple necklace, with her hair bound in a sakkos. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; below leaf, ΛΥ. HN III 1536b. Noe 448. Nicely toned and with a lovely head of Demeter. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 21
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.73 g 11). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΜΕ Barley ear with leaf to right. HN III 1553. Johnston A4.2. Of particularly fine style, and nicely toned. A few minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 22
LUCANIA, Metapontum. c. 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.94 g 7). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, cross-torch. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; to right, 𐅂Η. HN III 1555. Johnston A5.3. SNG ANS 405. An attractive, sharp and well struck piece with an elegant head of Leukippos. Signs of overstriking on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 23
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 7.48 g 12), signed by the Kal... engraver. Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt. Rev. ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝ Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, ΚΑΛ. HN III 1558. Johnston A6.3. SNG ANS 412. Rare. Nicely toned, and with a majestic head of Zeus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 24
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.87 g 7), signed by Pro.... Head of Demeter to left, wearing a barley wreath, a triple-pendant earring and a simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head; to left and right, Α Π. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaves to right and left; to left, above leaf, tripod; to right, above leaf and below inscription, ΠΡΟ. HN III 1566. Johnston A7.2. An attractive, toned example, sharply struck and very elegant. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 25
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.94 g, 9 h). Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, lion’s head right. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to left; above leaf, vertical club with head below; below leaf, ΑΜΙ. HN III 1575. Johnston B 2. SNG ANS 434 (same dies). Lightly toned, sharp and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 26
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 18 mm, 7.96 g, 10 h). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, fork or rake; below leaf, ΔΑ. HN III 1582. Johnston C5.12. A lovely, sharply struck and beautifully toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 27
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.85 g 6). Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to left; to left above leaf, pair of tongs. HN III 1583. Johnston C4.. A lovely coin of excellent style, struck in high relief and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 28
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 16 mm, 7.92 g, 8 h). Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, miniature stephane and pendant earring. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium. HN III 1584. Johnston J C2.6. Scarce. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 29
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.20 g 2). Owl standing right on olive sprig, head facing front; to left, ΣΙ. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to right, kerykeion. HN III 1611. Johnston F1.2. Rare. Some deposits on the reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 30
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Tetrobol (Gold, 12x15mm, 2.83 g 12), c. 280-279. ΛΕΥΚΙΠΠΟΣ Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right on the bowl. Rev. Μ]-Ε Two ears of grain; between them, ΣΙ. HN III 1630. Johnston G.5.1. SNG ANS 397-398. Rare and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 31
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 7.96 g, 9 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; in field to left, arm with open hand. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Barley ear with leaf to right; on leaf, sphinx kneeling to right. HN III 1615. Johnston D5.5. A rare late variety. Very nicely toned. Minor flan break, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 32
LUCANIA, Metapontum. Circa 290-280 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21mm, 7.92 g 2). Diademed head of bearded Herakles to right, club behind his neck. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; to right, cup. HN III 1621. Johnston D4.2. Kraay / Hirmer 248. Very attractive, well-struck and nicely toned; with an elegant head of Herakles. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 33
LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.79 g 11). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with an olive wreath. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull moving slowly to right, his head lowered; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1775. SNG ANS 929. Nicely toned and of good style. Some very minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 34
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 7.83 g 12). ΚΑΥΛ Apollo striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand and with small figure running right on his outstretched left arm, his head turned back to look at Apollo; to right, stag standing right, head turned back to left; all within cable border. Rev. As last, but incuse and with no legend. HN III 2035. Noe, Caulonia 22 . Lightly toned as found. Scuff on the obverse and some slight areas of flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 35
BRUTTIUM. Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.18 g, 6 h). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, his hair bound with a taenia, advancing to right, with a laurel branch in his upraised right hand and a daimon running to right on his outstretched left arm. Rev. ΚΑVΛ (retrograde) Stag standing to right; to right, laurel branch. HN III 2046. Jameson 411. Noe, Caulonia 93. Toned as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 36
SICILY. Akragas. Circa 409-406 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.96 g, 9 h). Nymph or goddess, with her robes billowing behind her, driving quadriga galloping to right, about to turn; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer; in the exergue, crab swimming downwards. Rev. ΑΚΡ-Α-Γ-ΑΝΤΙ-[ΝΩΝ] (retrograde) Two eagles standing right on dead hare lying on a rock; the closer eagle has closed wings and his head raised in triumph, while the further has open wings and his head bent to tear at the hare. Jameson 1889. Kraay / Hirmer 178. Rizzo pl. II, 1 (= de Hirsch 288). Seltman, Engravers 6 (all from the same dies). Westermark, Akragas, 588.11 (this coin). Very rare. Attractively toned and pleasing. Some minor areas of flatness, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 36000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 37
SICILY, Entella, serving as a Punic mint. Circa 300-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.11 g 3). Head of Herakles-Melqart to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. mhmhnt Horse’s head to left; behind, date palm. Jenkins 402. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 38
SICILY, Katane. c. 430-420 . Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.33 g 9). Quadriga moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with his hair cut short in the manner of an athlete. Gulbenkian 183. Rizzo pl. XI, 2. SNG ANS 1252. SNG Lloyd 896. Rare. Lightly toned and of very fine early classical style. Slightly rough surfaces and some marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 39
SICILY, Katane. c. 420. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.18 g 7), with a reverse die signed by the “Maestro della foglia”. Quadriga moving slowly to the right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΟΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair short but still somewhat more luxuriant than on the previous coin; behind head, leaf. Basel 331. BMFA 263 = Rizzo pl. XI, 15 (both from the same dies as this piece). Very rare and with a head of Apollo of very fine style. Obverse struck from a slightly rusty die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 40
SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.38 g 11), unsigned but by Herakleidas. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Charioteer driving fast quadriga to left, holding reins in both hands; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, grey mullet swimming to left below inscription. BMFA 268 (same dies). Gulbenkian 194. Rizzo pl. XIV, 9. SNG ANS 1261 SNG Lloyd 904 (same dies). Lightly toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 41
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 476-466 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.54 g 5). Nude jockey on horse walking to right. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Head of lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 12 (same dies). SNG ANS 210. Toned. Some slight traces of corrosion on the obverse and evidence of overstriking on the reverse. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 42
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.51 g 5). Laureate head of Apollo to left, his hair bound up at the back. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ (retrograde) Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, four barley grains. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 51. Jameson 1830 (this coin). Kraay / Hirmer 24 (this coin). Rizzo pl. XXIII, 19. SNG ANS 235. Very rare. Toned and of particularly fine early classical style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 43
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.94 g 6), with a reverse die signed by the “Maestro della foglia”. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝ-ΤΙ-ΝΟΝ 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 splendidly toned. With some minor die breaks and striking faults, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 44
SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.26 g 3), with a reverse die signed by the “Maestro della foglia”. Head of Apollo to left, as last. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ Lion’s head, barley grains and laurel leaf, as last. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. An attractive, toned example. With some die breaks and flan faults as usual, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 45
SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.97 g 7). Ršmlqrt Quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. Head of Tanit to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; to left, dolphin; to right, two dolphins. Jenkins, Punic 16 (O8/R16). An attractive, lightly toned piece with an impressive, large head of Tanit of distinctly Punic rather than Sicilian style. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 46
SICILY, Naxos. Circa 430-420 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.29 g 3), c. 425. 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 he holds in his right hand, and holding an upright thyrsos with his left; to left, ivy branch. Cahn 101.8 (this coin). Kraay / Hirmer 8 (same obverse die). Very rare. An attractive piece, lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 47
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 360-340 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.22 g 3), c. 340. Charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving galloping quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; before the horses, star of eight rays; in exergue ZIZ in Punic Rev. Head of Kore-Persephone to left, wearing wreath of wheat leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; below her chin, swastika to right; around, four dolphins. Basel 394, Jenkins Punic 70 and Rizzo pl. LXVI, 1 (all same dies). Rare. Nicely toned and attractive. Some areas of slight striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 48
SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 500-485 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.85 g 4). ϟVRΑ Quadriga moving slowly to right with a beardless charioteer holding the reins in both hands. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with, at the center, a circular incuse containing a diademed head of Arethusa to left . Boehringer - but V20/R13. SNG ANS. Rare. Toned. Some porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 49
SICILY, Syracuse. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.98 g 5), c. 430-420 BC. Bearded charioteer in quadriga moving slowly to right, holding the reins in both hands and goad in his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Large head of Arethusa to right, wearing simple earring and necklace with a pendant, and with her hair bound up with a cord wound four times around her head; around, four dolphins (two behind her head and two before). Boehringer 667 (V337/R446). SNG ANS 219. An attractive piece, nicely centered. Obverse weakly struck and with a somewhat ragged flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 50
SICILY, Syracuse. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.15 g 2), c. 430-420 BC. Charioteer in quadriga moving slowly to right, holding the reins in both hands and goad in his right; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Large head of Arethusa to right, wearing simple earring and necklace with a pendant, and with her hair bound up with a cord wound four times around her head; around, four dolphins (two behind her head and two before). Boehringer 687. De Nanteuil 344. With a lovely head of Arethusa of splendidly severe Classical style. Obverse struck on a short flan with much of the driver, Nike and the horses’ heads off the flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 2800 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY, Syracuse. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.28 g 9), signed on the obverse and reverse by Euth... and Eum(enos), c. 405 BC. Quadriga galloping to right, driven by a winged male figure holding the reins with both hands; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver; in exergue, Skylla swimming right, holding trident over her left shoulder and pointing, with her right hand, at a fish swimming right before her; above her arm to right, ΕΥΘ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Demeter or Kore to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, poppies and oak leaves, double curved earring and plain necklace with a lion’s head pendant; below neck, ΕΥΜ; around, four dolphins swimming to left. Basel 460. Gulbenkian 279. Jameson 796. Kraay & Hirmer 103. SNG ANS 273. Tudeer 46. A lovely coin of magnificent style, beautifully struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 52
SICILY. Syracuse. Last decade of the 5th century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.56 g, 7 h), signed by the engraver Eukleidas on the reverse, c. 410/405-400 BC. Quadriga galloping to left, driven by a goddess (Persephone?) holding the reins in her left hand and a torch in her right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, grain ear to left. Rev. Σ]ΥΡΑΚ[Ο]ΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with palmettes, a double-spiral earring and a necklace of pendant acorns with a gorgoneion at the center; across the helmet bowl, ΕΥ-Κ/ΛΕΙΔ-Α; around, four dolphins. Basel 464. Gulbenkian 282. Kraay / Hirmer 111. Rizzo pls. XLIII, 22 and XLV, 4a and 5. Tudeer 58 (all same dies). Wealth of the Ancient World 81 (this coin. Very rare. An important and innovative coin with one of the most successful facing heads in all of Greek coinage. Toned and attractive. Obverse a little off center and with some slight remains of corrosion, otherwise, very fine / extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500000 CHF
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.07 g 8), probably an unsigned work by Eukleidas, c. 405-400. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena facing, wearing triple crested Attic helmet, earring and necklace of pendant acorns; around, four dolphins. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Leukaspis, nude but for helmet, striding right, holding spear in his right hand and shield with his left; behind, square altar; before, sacrificed lamb lying on its back; in exergue, here off the flan as usual, ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ. BMFA 420. Kunstfreund 121. Rizzo pl. XLII, 1(same obverse die), SNG ANS 308-310. Rare, one of the finest examples of this type known. With a wonderful and serene head of Athena beautifully centered on a large flan. Lovely toning as found. Minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 54
Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 35mm, 42.78 g 8), signed by Euainetos on the reverse, c. 400 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms; on the steps, ΑΘΛΑ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, Δ; below her neck, ΕΥ-[ΑΙΝΕ]. Dewing 898, Gallatin R.IX/D.II. Jameson 827, and SNG Lloyd 1413 (all struck from the same dies). Very nicely toned and attractive, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34mm, 43.25 g 10), unsigned but in the style of Euainetos, c. 400-390 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Kore-Persephone to left, her hair bound in a wreath of reeds, wearing a pearl necklace and a triple-pendant earring; behind her neck, scallop shell; around, four dolphins. Gallatin R XVIII/FVIIA. Gulbenkian 315 (same reverse die). A lovely example. Lightly toned and beautifully struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. 25 Litrai (Electrum, 14mm, 3.49 g 7), c. 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind head, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins O14/R18. SNG ANS 629. Attractively toned and well centered. Very minor old scuffs on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 57
SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.92 g 6), 305-295. ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΟΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; to right, triskeles of legs running to left. Gulbenkian 333 (same dies). Ierardi O27 / R75. A very sharp, clear and attractive example. Some minor striking faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 6750 CHF
Lot 58
SICILY, Syracuse. Thoinon and Sosistratos. 278 BC. Hemistater or Dekadrachm (Gold, 16mm, 4.25 g 10). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind neck, bee. Rev. [ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ] (but erased in the die) Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left driving biga galloping to right; below, Θ; above, earring (sometimes termed a moon or wreath); in exergue, erased inscription. Buttrey, Morgantina, 5-R (these dies). SNG Munich 1292. Very rare. Signs of ancient die repair on the obverse and erasure in the die on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. 16 Litrai (Silver, 25mm, 13.59 g 4), 218/7-214. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, star of six points. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving quadriga moving slowly to right; above, eight-pointed star; to right, Κ . SNG ANS 881. A very attractive, sharply struck and nicely toned example. Minor die fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 60
SICILY, Uncertain Punic military mint, “People of the camp”. Circa 330-320 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.90 g 1). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse prancing to left with date palm tree behind. Gulbenkian 365 (same dies). Jenkins, “Coins of Punic Sicily” 3 (SNR 56, 1977), 138 (this coin cited). An attractive, toned coin struck on a broad flan. Some porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 5250 CHF
Lot 61
SICILY, Uncertain Punic military mint, “People of the camp”. Circa 320-310. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 16.80 g 10). Uncertain female head to left (Dido or more probably Tanit), wearing a necklace and a Phrygian cap that is encircled with a band embroidered with palmettes and tied above her forehead. Rev. s’mmhnt (= people of the camp) Lion walking to left, head facing front; behind, date palm. Jenkins, “Coins of Punic Sicily” 3 (SNR 56, 1977), 271 (same dies). ACGC 876 = Kraay/Hirmer 207 = PCG pl. 26, 41 = Rizzo, pl. LXVI, 7 (same dies). Extremely rare, one of six known examples. A magnificent, fresh and superb piece. Some minor corrosion and marks but, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 125000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Lot 62
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 350-340 BC. Stater (Gold, 19mm, 9.19 g 12). Head of a satyr to left, with a pointed beard, a goat’s ear and a pug nose, wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Griffin prancing on a grain ear to left, his head facing and holding a spear in his jaws (its shaft forming the crossbar of the Α), and with his right forepaw raised. Cf. Franke/Marathaki 138, Gulbenkian 585-586 and Kraay / Hirmer 441. Leu 81 (2001) 124 (same dies). An extremely rare type, perhaps only the second example known. With scratches in the obverse field and probable traces of mounting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 63
CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. Stater (Gold, 21mm, 9.11 g 10). Head of a satyr to left, with a pointed beard and a pug nose, and wearing an ivy wreath. Rev. Π - Α - Ν Griffin prancing on a grain ear to left, his head facing holding a spear in his jaws, and with his right forepaw raised. Gulbenkian 589. Kraay/Hirmer 440. MacDonald 54. SNG BM Black Sea 867. A superb piece, beautifully struck on a broad flan. A few very minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 64
THRACE, Ainos. Circa 412/1-410/09 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.54 g 1). Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing to right; to right, kerykeion; all within incuse square. BMFA 779 (same dies). Jameson 1048 = May 258b (this coin). Rare. Attractively toned and well stuck in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 65
THRACE. Ainos. Circa 374/3-372/1 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 15.05 g, 12 h). Head of Hermes facing, turned slightly to left, wearing a petasos with knob at the top and beads along the edge. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Male goat standing to right; below right, wreath; all within shallow incuse square. May, Ainos 408 (A247/P289). With a fine and serene head of Hermes. Toned as found. Reverse slightly rough, otherwise, about extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 66
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.23 g 1), Ephesos, c. 294-287. Head of the deified Alexander to right, horn of Ammon behind his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left; on left, bee to left between Ε Φ . Thompson 168. Attractively toned and with a good portrait. Some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 67
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.45 g 11), Pella, 286/5-282/1. Head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with an aegis; to left, monogram of ΗΡ. Müller 347. Thompson -, (but cf. 247, a tetradrachm with the same monogram in the same position; and 240, a stater with the same monogram but with an additional monogram in the exergue). A very pleasing, well-centered coin with a splendid head of Alexander. Toned and very attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 68
MACEDON, Amphipolis. 369/8 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 3.92 g 6:30). Laureate head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΜΦ-IΠΟ-ΛΙΤ-ΕΩΝ Raised square frame surrounding a race torch with flames burning to right; all within a very shallow incuse square. Lorber 62b (this coin). Rare. Of fine style and very well preserved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 69
MACEDON, Argilos. Circa 470-460 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.27 g). Forepart of Pegasos to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Liampi 118. Toned and well centered, though slightly porous as usual. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 70
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 14.44 g 9), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within very shallow incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group H, 24 /A20/P21). SNG ANS 474. Attractive style. Cleaned but now toning nicely. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 71
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383/2 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.34 g 11), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement Group H, 60 (A46/P40). SNG ANS 524 (same dies). Very attractive style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 72
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383/2 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 13mm, 2.39 g 9), Olynthos, 383/2 BC. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; all within very shallow incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group H, 81 (A56/P53). SNG ANS 532 (same dies). With an attractive head of Apollo of excellent Classical style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 73
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. c. 364-348 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.52 g 12), Olynthos, Leades. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with six strings; below, ΕΠΙ ΛΕΑΔΕΟΣ. Robinson & Clement 96 (A63/P83). SNG ANS 502 = SNG Berry 24 (same dies). Struck in high relief and of fine style. Minor striking fault on the obverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 74
MACEDON, Galepsos. Circa 400-348 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12mm, 2.13 g 1). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΓΑΛΗΨΙ[ΩΝ] Forepart of goat to left, his head turned back to right. Demetriadi, Galepsus, type b. SNG Greece 7, 400. A very rare coin from a very rare mint. Attractive and clear with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 75
MACEDON, Mende. Circa 400-350 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 9mm, 1.56 g 9). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΜΙΝ Amphora with tall handles; to left, ivy plant. SNG ANS 396. SNG Copenhagen 221 var. (head to left). An attractive piece with a dark, glossy patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 76
Northern Greece (or perhaps Ionia?), uncertain mint. c. 500-490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.16 g 11). Lion crouching to left, gnawing on a bone held by his forepaw; above, lotos; below, globe Rev. Forepart of a winged wild boar to right; all within a linear square border in an incuse square. Hell. Prim. p. 234, 9 and pls. 27, 20 and 27, 18 = Jameson 2028 = Traité I, 1857 and pl. LIX, 14 = Weber 8555 ( all this coin). Very rare. Toned and with a fascinating pedigree. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 77
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.47 g 7), 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. Le Rider 44 (same dies. Rare. A strong, bold and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 78
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 14.46 g 5), Amphipolis, 342/1-c. 329/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to right, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, janiform head. Le Rider 355 var. A lovely, sharp coin with an elegant and noble head of Zeus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 79
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.63 g 11), Pella, struck under Philip III, c.323-317/5 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, trident head to right and monogram. Le Rider 579. Clear and attractive, but struck from a slightly worn die. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 14.36 g 3), Pella, struck under Philip III, 323/2-c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to left; to right, below horse’s foreleg, Θ. Le Rider 438. SNG ANS 430. Very rare. Sharply struck and with a powerful head of Zeus. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 14.35 g 11), Pella, struck under Philip III, 323/2-c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below horse, serpent coiled to right; in exergue, Boeotian shield. Le Rider 531. SNG ANS 450. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 960 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
An outstanding Tetradrachm of Philip II
Lot 82
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.32 g 6), Amphipolis, struck under Philip III, 323/2 - c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, monogram of ΤΕ and Λ. Le Rider pl. 45, 15-16. SNG ANS 643. A spectacular piece struck on a very broad flan, bold and beautifully centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6400 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 14.26 g 9), Amphipolis, struck under Philip III, 323/2-c. 315. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch and reins, riding horse to right; below horse, wreath and pellet within Π. Le Rider pl. 46, 14. SNG ANS 747-748. A very attractively toned piece. Flan fault behind Zeus’ ear, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 84
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.53 g 9), Abydos, struck under Philip III, BC 323-317, but probably before 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below horses, four-pointed star and monogram of ΠΑΡ. Le Rider pl. 91, 14 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 300 var. (six-pointed star). Thompson, Abydos, 99b (this coin). An attractive and rare stater. Some scratches and edge marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 85
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.64 g 1), 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 ΠΑ below right, tripod. Le Rider pls. 90, 16 and 93, 26. SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. Rare and toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 13.91 g 8), Amphipolis, struck c. 315/4-295/4. 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, dolphin to right. Le Rider pl. 48, 1. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 87
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.25 g 9), Amphipolis, c. 336-323. Head of young Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΑΝΔΡΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt; to right, forepart of Pegasos to right. Price - but cf. 44, a tetradrachm with this symbol. Extremely rare and possibly unpublished. Slightly rough surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 88
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.64 g 3), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330 - c. 320 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, thunderbolt. Price 164. SNG Copenhagen 625. Clear and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
An extremely fine 1/4 Stater of Alexander III ‘the Great’
Lot 89
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. 1/4 Stater (Gold, 11mm, 2.16 g 1), ‘Amphipolis’, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 169. Attractive and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 90
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.69 g 9), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320 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, kantharos. Price 168. Attractive and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 91
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.54 g 5), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320 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, trident head downwards. Price 172. A very attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 92
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.61 g 1), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320 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, trident head to left. Price 175. Very attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 93
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.19 g 6), Babylon, c. 325-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, bee; below throne, monogram; in exergue, Μ. Price 3621. Beautifully centered, struck on a broad flan and with a wonderful head of Herakles. Minor flan fault above Herakles’ head, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 94
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.22 g 9), Pella, c. 325-315. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, Corinthian helmet to left. Price 212. A really lovely piece, struck in high relief and of excellent style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 95
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.31 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; in field to left, monogram. Price 120. SNG Alpha Bank 506. Troxel, studies, issue I2. Lightly toned and very well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 525 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 96
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.25 g 12), Kolophon, struck under Philip III, 323-319. Head of Herakles to right with lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; below throne, wheat grains; to right, lance-head upwards. Price 1751. Fresh and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 97
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.18 g 1), Abydos, struck under Philip III, 323-317. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated facing on backless throne, his left leg nearly facing front, his head, right arm and right leg to left; holding eagle in his right and long scepter in his left; to left, cornucopiae; below throne, Ξ. Price 1514. Toned. Edge bangs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Estimate: 125 CHF
Lot 98
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 4.24 g 1), Magnesia ad Maeandrum, struck under Philip III, 323-317. 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; to left, thysos. Price 1945. An attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 99
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.60 g 12), struck during the rule of Philip III Arrhidaios, Sardes, c. 323-317. 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, ΤΙ within wreath; below wing, ivy leaf. Price 2608. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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