nomos 9
21 October 2014
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 100
Thessaly, Ainianes. c. 400-344 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.88 g 12), Hypata. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝ Sword in scabbard and spear point, both upwards. BCD 1014 (this coin). Jameson 1080. Traité IV, 453, pl. CCLXXXVII, 16. Very rare. Toned and attractive, one of the finest known examples. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 101
THESSALY, Kierion. c. 350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 14mm, 1.25 g 12). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙ-ΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, kneeling to right, turning back to left and playing knucklebones; to right, magistrate’s initial Φ. BMFA 873. SNG Copenhagen 32. Traité IV, 509. Rare. Slightly porous, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 102
Thessaly, Lamia. first half of the 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.84 g 12), c. 360s-350s BC. Head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΛΑΜΙΕ - ΩΝ Amphora with tall handles; above, ivy leaf; to right, prochous with handle to right. Georgiou 1, 8. Jameson 1082. SNG Copenhagen 77. Traité IV, 456, pl. CCLXXXVII, 19. A very attractive toned example, with a very well centered obverse. Reverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
From the BCD Collection
Lot 103
THESSALY, Lamia. first quarter of the 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.86 g, 12 h). Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΛΑΜΙ / ΕΩ / Ν Amphora with tall handles; to right, prochous with handle to right. BMC p. 22, 1, pl. III, 12. Georgiou, p. 160 and pl. 1, 4 (period B, AR group I). SNG Fitzwilliam 2378. Nicely toned. A few minor marks, otherwise. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 104
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.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 105
THESSALY, Methylion. c. 465-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 1.01 g 10). Horse’s head to left. Rev. ΜΕ - ΘV Barley grain in opening pod, shown upwards, diagonally placed in a shallow incuse square. BCD 1201 and Triton XV (BCD) 463.2 (same dies), otherwise, unpublished. Extremely rare, one of three or four known examples. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 106
THESSALY, Oitaioi. c. 360s-340s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 2.72 g 11), Herakleia Trachinia. Lion’s head to left, with spear in its jaws. Rev. ΟΙΤΑΩΝ Herakles standing facing, holding club with both hands transversely across his chest; inscription to right. BCD I, 1212 (same dies). Valassiadis 2. Rare, a bright and attractive example. Some minor surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 107
THESSALY, Pharkadon. c. 440-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.39 g 1). Bull’s head to right. Rev. Φ-Α-Ρ-Κ Ram standing to left within incuse square. BCD 1270. Very rare. An attractive piece but with rough surfaces, especially on the reverse; otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 108
THESSALY, Pherai. c. 360s-350s BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.38 g 11). Head of Ennodia to right. Rev. Φ-Ε Hunting dog sitting to right. BCD 1306, BCD II 694. Moustaka 1983, 73. Extremely rare. Lightly struck and slightly rough. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
From the BCD collection
Lot 109
THESSALY, Skotussa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.45 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Σ-KO Forepart of bridled horse walking right, with dangling rein; all in shallow circular incuse. SNG Copenhagen 252. SNG Soutzos 395 (same obverse die). Cf. Lanz 97, 22 May 2000, 234 (for a coin struck from the same dies but in a later state with a die flaw on the reverse). Rare. Nicely toned. Slightly porous and with minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1275 CHF
Lot 110
THESSALY, Trikka. c. 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.87 g 2). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull moving right. Rev. Τ-ΡΙ-ΚΚ-Α-ΙΟΝ (retrograde, starting on the right at 3) Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head turned very slightly to front; all within very shallow incuse circle. Cf. Traité IV, 546. A very rare legend variant, not in BCD. Attractive and of good style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Youthful hero Thessalos
Lot 111
THESSALY, Trikka. c. 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.72 g 10). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull moving right. Rev. ΤΡΙΚ-ΚΑΙ-Ο[Ν](retrograde, starting on the bottom left) Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head turned very slightly to front; all within very shallow incuse circle. CNG E-sale 254, April 2011, 81 (same dies). Toned and well struck, but with some deposits and scratches. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 112
THESSALY, Trikka. c. 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 12mm, 0.92 g 3). Horse galloping to left. Rev. Τ]ΡΙ-Κ [ ΚΑΙ]Ω[Ν] Nymph (Hygieia) standing left. wearing long robes with her cloak over her head, her left hand at her waist and her right extended to left, holding a phiale with which she feeds a serpent to her left, coiled to right. BCD-. Extremely rare, if not unique. Somewhat rough surfaces but clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 113
ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. c. 450-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 10.85 g 11). Cow standing to left with Δ on her rump, turning her head back to right to lick calf suckling to right. Rev. Δ Υ Ρ Double stellate square within a square linear border; to left, vertical club. BMC 9. A remarkably well-struck and well centered example in high relief. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 114
ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. c. 450-350 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 10.93 g 6). Α Cow standing to right with Δ on her rump, turning her head back to left to lick calf suckling to left. Rev. Δ Υ Ρ Double stellate square within a square linear border; to left, vertical club. BMC 20. A very attractive, nicely toned example. Some minor scratches and a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 115
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. c. 220-205 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.93 g 10). Laureate head of Artemis to right, her hair tied in a Krobylos at the back and with a bow and quiver at her shoulder; in the field at the top of her neck truncation, ΦΙ. Rev. ΑΙΤΩΛΩΝ Aitolia, her head facing front, seated right on pile of shields, holding a spear with her right hand and a short sword with her left; to right, trophy; to left, two monograms. BCD Akarnania -. Tsangari 675 (D7-R9). Very rare. Struck on a broad flan and of fine style. Corroded surfaces and slight traces of doublestriking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 116
BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.21 g), c. 390-382 BC. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΔΑ - ΜΩ Amphora with high handles; hanging from the left handle, ivy sprig with two leaves and berry; above, club with handle to right. BCD Boiotia 489-491. BMC 129. Winterthur 1916. Attractive and struck on a broad flan. Minor scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 117
BOEOTIA, Thebes. c. 395-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 12.20 g), Klion, c. 368-364. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΚΛ Ι - ΩΝ Amphora with tall handles and a decorated upper half. BCD Boiotia 532 (same reverse die). Hepworth 70. Nicely centered and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 118
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. c. 382-356 BC. Triobol (Silver, 14mm, 2.89 g 6). Head of Persephone to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝ - ΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude, advancing to right, holding sword in his right hand and shield with his left; interior of shield adorned with serpent; below, spear and crested helmet to left. BCD 46. SNG Copenhagen 49. A very elegant, rare and nicely toned example of the first issue of Lokrian triobols; better than any in BCD. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 119
EUBOIA, Eretria. c. 500-465 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.56 g 6). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Octopus with tentacles downwards. BCD 324 ff. BMC 33 ff. Very rare. Toned as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 120
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 545-525/15 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 5mm, 0.27 g), From the so-called Wappenmünzen series. Pomegranate. Rev. Incuse square, irregularly divided. Seltman pl. IV, ζζ. SNG Munich 2-3. Very rare. A nice, clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 121
Attica, Athens. c. 467-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.30 g 10). 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. SNG Munich 42-43. Starr Group II C, 89. Svoronos Pls. 8, 38 and 9, 30. Rare, especially in this condition. Nicely toned and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 18500 CHF
Lot 122
ATTICA, Athens. Circa. 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 17.22 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. A splendid, fresh example, very well struck and of fine style. Very slightly tight flan and tiny fault on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 123
ATTICA, Athens. Circa. 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.21 g 1). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Agora 8. Dewing 1596 ff. Svoronos pl. 13, 21 ff. An attractive bold example, struck in high relief on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 124
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.25 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. Agora 10e ff. SNG Copenhagen 41. Svoronos pl. 11, 20. An attractive piece struck on a broad flan, but with some minor marks. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 125
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.58 g 6). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, with head facing ; to left, long curved olive leaf and fruit. SNG Munich 77 ff. Nicely centered and clear. Toned but with some traces of corrosion and surface roughness. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 126
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. c. 550-530/25 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 5.99 g). Sea turtle with smooth back. Rev. Incuse square with eight compartments. BMC 39-41. Rare. A pleasant, toned example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 127
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. c. 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.28 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. With a turtle in high relief on a broad flan, but struck from a slightly worn obverse die. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 128
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. c. 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 12.32 g). Sea turtle with line of pellets down the back of its shell. Rev. Struck in. Milbank Pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. A clear, attractive and well centered example struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 129
ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. c. 456/45-431 BC. Stater (Silver, 18mm, 11.28 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments. ACGC 127. Dewing 1683-1685. Milbank pl. 2, 12-13. An attractive, toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 130
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. c. 350-338 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 5.49 g). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments; in one compartment, two pellets. BMC 167 ff. HGC 6, 443. Milbank Period V, pl. II, 16. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 131
CORINTHIA, Corinth. c. 350-300 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.76 g 3). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with pointed wing. Rev. Δ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind her neck, omphalos phiale. BCD -. BMC 304. An attractive, well struck and bright example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 132
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. c. 431-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8.5mm, 0.50 g 3). Lion at bay to left, with both front paws together; above, Σ (on its back); below Η (on its side, = ημιωβόλιον) Rev. Dove flying left with open wings; all within olive wreath tied on the right. BMC 44. BCD 206. Traité 770, pl. ccxx, 8. Weber 3901. Very rare and very well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 133
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. c. 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 12.28 g 3). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité 775, pl. CCXX, 12. Toned, boldly struck, well centered and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 134
ELIS, Olympia. 92nd Olympiad, 412 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.91 g 9). Head of Hera to right, wearing a stephane ornamented with two palmettes that have the letters Η Ρ between them. Rev. Ϝ Α Thunderbolt with wings below and volutes above. BCD 75. BC 70. Seltman pl. XII, 4. Very rare. Toned. Slightly porous as usual, and with die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 135
ARGOLIS, Argos. c. 490-470 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.91 g 12). Head of wolf to left. Rev. A, with a pellet below the crossbar, within a shallow incuse square with two deep incuses above. BCD Peloponnesos 1019. BMC 23 var. Very rare. Rough surfaces but bold and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 136
BITHYNIA, Herakleia Pontika. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 1.21 g 9). Head of bearded Herakles in lionskin headdress to left. Rev. ΗΡΑΚ / ΛΕΙΑ Club to right. SNG BM Black Sea 1576. SNG Stancomb 812. Toned and well centered. Lightly porous with some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 475 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 137
KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes I, c. 280-250 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.91 g 12), Nikomedia, after c. 264/260. Diademed head of Nikomedes I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ Warrior goddess (perhaps Bendis) seated on boulder to left, wearing short tunic and holding two spears with her upraised right hand and sword in scabbard with her left; leaning against the boulder below her left arm, highly decorated shield; behind, dead tree branch; to left in inner field, monogram of ΙΔ; at far left, Nike striding left. Davis 186 (same obverse die). Mørkholm, EHC, 414 (same obverse die). Waddington 1 and pl. XXIX, 2 (same dies). Of great rarity. With a powerful portrait of an extremely forceful king. Has been cleaned, but with some remaining deposits, some porosity and minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 138
TROAS, Kebren. c. 450 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.28 g 9). Diademed female head to left, wearing disc earring and plain necklace. Rev. Ram’s head to left within incuse square. Rosen 534. SNG von Aulock 1546. Traité II, 2, 2331 and pl. CLXIV, 19. Rare. Toned and of splendid archaic style. Die break on reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 139
TROAS, Skepsis. late 5th-early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.87 g 9). Σ-Κ-Η-ΨΙ Pegasos flying to right. Rev. Palm tree enclosed within a linear square bordered by dots; all within shallow incuse square. Classical Numismatic Group 94, 2013, 476 (same dies), otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare. Lightly toned as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 140
LESBOS, Unidentified mint. c. 500-450 BC. Stater (Billon, 18mm, 11.08 g). Two calf’s heads confronted, forming a single facing head; between them, laurel tree. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 285. SNG von Aulock 1682. Traité I, pl. XV, 14. Toned and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 141
LESBOS, Mytilene. c. 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9mm, 2.53 g 12). Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes and with a protruding tongue. Rev. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress; neck truncation formed by two rows of small squares, four above and six below; behind head, rectangle with irregular field; all incuse. BMC 14. Bodenstedt 19.1 (c/γ). SNG von Aulock 1691. A splendid, toned and beautifully struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 24
Lot 142
MYSIA, Kyzikos. c. 520 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 12mm, 2.69 g). Harpy standing left on base, holding, with both hands, a tunny fish head downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 203. Von Fritze 74 and pl. II, 29 (stater). A well struck and attractive piece showing a fine late archaic harpy. With some minor flan breaks that do not affect the design. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 3600 CHF
A very rare Stater from Kyzikos
Lot 143
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18mm, 15.93 g). Warrior, nude but for his helmet, kneeling to right examining an arrow held in his right hand and holding a bow with his left; behind, tunny fish swimming downwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 79-80. SNG France 263-264. Von Fritze 117. Very rare. A lightly toned piece with a finely engraved obverse. Minor flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 144
MYSIA, Kyzikos. c. 500-450 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 7mm, 1.42 g). Head of a bearded hero to left, wearing a helmet in the form of the scalp of a sea monster; below, tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Hurter-Liewald (SNR 2002), 17b. SNG von Aulock 7291 (hekte). Von Fritze -. Very rare and with a remarkable late Archaic male head, probably that of Herakles. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 145
MYSIA, Parion. 4th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.19 g 11). ΠΑ - ΡΙ Bull standing left, head turned back to right; below, razor with handle. Rev. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes. SNG France 1379. An attractive piece with an interesting symbol. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 146
KINGS of PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.99 g 12), 263-255/250. Diademed head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, by the edge with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion, with her spear held downwards over her left shoulder and resting her left elbow on a miniature Nike; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG France 1606-1609. SNG von Aulock 1355. Westermark Group III, obverse die XXV:B. Toned steel gray, with a powerful and dramatic portrait struck in high relief and with an extremely nice reverse. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3100 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 147
IONIA, Uncertain. c. 625-600 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6mm, 0.66 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. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 840 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 148
IONIA, Ephesos. Phanes, c. 625-600 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7mm, 1.18 g). Forepart of a stag to right, his head reverted to left. Rev. Incuse square with irregular pattern. BMFA 1816. Weidauer 36 (same dies). Rare. Nicely centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 149
IONIA, Ephesos. c. 550-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 11x14mm, 3.43 g). Bee; to left and right, coiled tendrils. Rev. Irregular incuse square. BMC 6. Karwiese Series V. Rosen 570. SNG Kayhan 114. Toned and struck in high relief on an irregular flan (as usual for this issue). Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 150
IONIA, Ephesos. c. 550-500 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.49 g). Insect, probably a bee. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Karwiese Series III. Rosen 572. Bold and attractive. Attractively toned but slightly rough as found, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 325 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 151
Ionia, Klazomenai. c. 499-494 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.94 g). Forepart of winged boar flying to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 3. BMFA 1847. Kraay / Hirmer 607. SNG Lockett 2788. SNG von Aulock 1981. Rare. An attractive, toned example with some slight deposits and minor marks. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 152
IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. c. 350-325 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.65 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right, his long hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΜΑΓ Forepart of a bull to right. Klein 408. SNG Tübingen 2924. Rare. Nicely toned and of good style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 153
IONIA, Miletos. late 6th-early 5th century BC. Sixteenth stater (Silver, 9mm, 0.75 g). Head of a lioness facing. Rev. Flower of eight petals within an incuse bordered by pearls. Klein 421-422. Rosen 579-580. SNG von Aulock 2083-2084. Toned and very well centered, but with slightly rough surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 154
IONIA, Phokaia. c. 625/600 BC. Hemihekte or Twelfth Stater (Electrum, 7mm, 1.35 g). Head of a griffin to right. Rev. Rough incuse square. Bodenstedt E1. SNG von Aulock 7789. Very rare. Attractive and boldly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 155
IONIA. Phokaia. c. 521-478 BC. Triobol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.56 g). Head of a griffin to left, with pointed ears and open jaws. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with irrregular surfaces. SNG von Aulock 2116 ff. A bold, attractive and well-centered example, nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 725 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
A splendid example with an amazingly attractive archaic head
Lot 156
IONIA, Phokaia. c. 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.34 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing a sakkos adorned with a central band and rosette earring. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 596-597 var. SNG von Aulock 1813-1815 var. A splendid example with an amazingly attractive archaic head. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 157
IONIA, Phokaia. c. 521-478 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9mm, 1.16 g). Head of a nymph to left, wearing a sakkos adorned with a central band and circular earring. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 596-597 var. SNG von Aulock 1813-1815 var. A lovely, toned example of fine archaic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 158
IONIA. Teos. c. 460-420 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.20 g). Head of griffin to right, with open jaws. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 130. Klein 481. Toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 159
Ionia or the Thrako-Makedonian Area, Uncertain. c. 600-550 BC. Twenty-fourth (Electrum, 6mm, 0.69 g), probably on the Phokaian weight standard. Scorpion (or crayfish?) Rev. Irregular incuse square. Apparently unpublished and unknown, but surely from the same issue as the hekte that appeared as lot 183 of Nomos 5 (2011) and the hemihekte that appeared as lot 173 of Bank Leu 30 (1982). Minor marks and struck on a flan too small for the die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Extremely rare and extremely fine Tritetartemorion
Lot 160
CARIA, Chersonesos. c. 500-480 BC. Tritetartemorion (Silver, 10mm, 0.94 g 6). Lion’s head to right with open jaws. Rev. ΧΕΡ Bull’s head to right; all within incuse square. BMC 3 = Cahn X2 (same dies). Cf. SNG Munich 334 and Rosen 625 (but both without the ethnic). Extremely rare. Attractively toned as found. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 161
CARIA, Kaunos. c. 490-370 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11mm, 2.41 g 2). Iris, wearing long chiton, winged shoes and winged headdress, and with curved wings and outstretched hands, running to right, her head turned back to left. Rev. Griffin standing left with forepaw raised; all within incuse square with dotted . Konuk 35. Nicely toned and well struck, an attractive example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 162
SATRAPS of CARIA. Hekatomnos, c. 392/1-377/6 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.27 g). ΕΚΑ Head of a roaring lion to left, his leg stretched to right below. Rev. Stellate pattern. SNG Copenhagen 588. SNG Keckman 275. SNG von Aulock 2356. Nicely toned and bold. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 163
SATRAPS of CARIA. Hidrieus, c. 351/0-344/3 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18mm, 6.76 g 12), Halikarnassos. Head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to right; at neck, edge of his cloak held together by circular brooch. Rev. ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding long scepter in his left hand and double-ax in his right. SNG von Aulock 2366. Rare. Beautifully dark toned as found and very well centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 164
SATRAPS of CARIA. Pixodaros, c. 341/0-336/5 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 17mm, 6.77 g 12), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, three-quarter facing to right, with top of his cloak visible at his neckline. Rev. ΠΙΞΩΔΑΡΟΥ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding long scepter in his left hand and double-ax in his right. BMC 5-7. SNG Copenhagen 596-7. SNG von Aulock 2375-6. Toned as found. Some minor die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 700 CHF
Lot 165
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. c. 500-480 BC. Diobol (Silver, 8mm, 1.64 g). Fig leaf. Rev. Incuse square with linear divisions. Rosen 647. SNG Keckman 320-321. SNG Munich 566. Very rare. Well centered, struck in high relief and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 166
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. c. 500-480 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.66 g). Fig leaf. Rev. Incuse square with linear divisions. SNG von Aulock 2781. Very rare. Well-centered with a dark patina as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 167
Islands off Caria, Rhodes. Lindos. c. 515/0-475 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 13.74 g). Lion’s head with open jaws to right; below, ornamental band. Rev. Irregular rectangular incuse divided into two equal compartments by a raised band of three lines. Cahn, group E var. (with a raised band on the reverse). Hunterian 1 var. and SNG von Aulock 2782 var. (both with a single band on the reverse). A bold and toned example. Apparently unique with this reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 168
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 404-385 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 15.44 g 12). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; on left, grain ear over Ζ. Ashton 32. Bérend 56. Hecatomnus 62 (A41/P51). Extremely rare. A remarkably fine example, toned, beautifully struck and of fine style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 169
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.68 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing to left. Ashton 208. SNG Keckman 537-539. An attractive, toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1050 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 170
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 229-205 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.82 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Aristokritos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΑΡΙΣΤΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, aphlaston. Ashton 219. BMC 138. SNG Keckman 546. A lovely, sharply struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 171
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. c. 205-190 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.84 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Peisikrates. Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΠΕΙΣΙΚΡΑΤ[ΗΣ / Ρ Ο] Rose with bud to right; to left, Athena Promachos to right. Ashton 296. BMC 181. Rare. Somewhat rough surfaces and irregular edge as found, otherwise. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 172
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kuprilli, c. 470/60-440/35 BC. Stater (Silver, 17mm, 9.80 g). Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions; above, triskeles and symbol; below, triskeles. Rev. Triskeles within square frame of elongated pearls; all within incuse square. Rosen 712 (this coin). SNG von Aulock 4092 (this coin). Very rare. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 173
CILICIA. Kelenderis. c. 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 10.80 g, 11 h). Youthful nude rider holding the reins with his right hand and a goad in his left, seated sideways on horse prancing to left, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling right, its head turned back to left; in exergue, ivy leaf. SNG France 64 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 5628 (same dies). Toned and attractive, but struck on a tight flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 174
CILICIA, Kelenderis. c. 350-333 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 9.49 g 12). Nude ephebe riding prancing horse to right, holding reins in his right hand and goad in his left; in field to left, sun; below, ΕΡ. Rev. ΚΕΛΕ Mountain goat kneeling to right, head turned back to left. Cf. BMC 34-35. Cf von Aulock 5640 (same obverse). Rare and stylistically very attractive. Rough surfaces as found with some details obscure, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 175
CYPRUS, Salamis. Uncertain kings, Circa 480-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 10.89 g 11). βα-υ (retrograde) Ram lying left on exergual line; uncertain letter to left. Rev. βα-σι-λη-ο-σε Ankh. BMC 29. SNG Copenhagen 36. Traité II, 1120. Toned and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 176
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.20 g 2), Seleukeia in Pieria, after c. 300. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ (vertically to left and right) Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike stretching right to crown him in his right hand and scepter in his left; below throne, monogram within circle. Le Rider, Antioch, 44-47 (A6/P23). SC 30. WSM 900. Rare. An attractive coin struck in high relief, but minted from a rusty die. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 177
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator, 187-175 BC. Double Unit (Bronze, 23mm, 11.40 g 12), Ekbatana. Draped busts of the Dioskouroi facing, each wearing a pileus. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike striding left, raising right hand to crown the king’s name; to left, two monograms. Le Rider, Suse, p. 327, 2. SC 1357. WSM 803. Rare. An attractive piece with a shiny, black patina. Slightly weakly struck and with some old scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 178
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, c. 420-375 BC. Daric (Gold, 16x14 mm, 8.37 g), Sardes. Persian king moving to right, crowned, wearing robes and in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder, holding transverse spear ending in a ball in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. BMC 84. Carradice Type IIIb, pl. XV, 50-51. Jenkins 34. A superb example, beautifully struck in high relief and unusually nice. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 179
KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30mm, 15.80 g 12), Seleukeia on the Tigris, 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing torc and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Archer seated to right, holding bow; to right, palm branch; below, ΤΥ. BMFA 2217. Sellwood 24.4. Shore 67. An exceptional piece, unusually well struck and perfectly centered. Some minor flan faults, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7750 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 180
KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.22 g 11), Ekbatana, 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates II to left, wearing torque and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Arsakes I seated right on low throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. A splendid piece, beautifully toned, well centered and struck on a large flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 181
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, c. 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34mm, 17.02 g 12), c. later 160s. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouri galloping to right, each holding spear and palm branch; below right, monogram. Bopearachchi Series 6E, 29. Mitchiner 177ee. SNG ANS 465. A superb, lightly toned, lustrous, beautifully struck coin, perfectly centered on a broad flan. An exceptionally fine example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 182
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, c. 170-145 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.72 g 12), c. later 160s BC. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The two caps of the Diokouroi, each with a palm branch beside it; below, monogram of ΗΜΑ. Bopearachchi Série 9C. SNG ANS 496. A very attractive, toned example, struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 183
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises, c. 100-127/8. 2 Dinars (Gold, 24mm, 15.91 g 12), ‘Mint A’, third issue. BACIΛEYC OOH-MO KAΔΦICHC Diademed and robed figure of Vima Kadphises seated facing on clouds, head to right, wearing tiara, and holding a mace in his right hand; at his shoulders, flames; to left, tamgha Rev. maharajasa radadirajasa trarvaloga isvarasa mahisvarasa Vima Kathphshasa tratarasa (in Karosthi) Siva, ithyphallic, standing facing, head to left, holding trident in his right hand and resting his left on the shoulder of the bull Nandi, standing to right behind him; in field to left, Buddhist Triratanam. Donum Burns 75. MK 10. Very rare. A splendid example, very well struck and with clear designs. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 28000 CHF
Lot 184
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Oktadrachm or Mnaieion (Gold, 29mm, 27.77 g 12), Alexandria, c. 253/2-246 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane and with a scepter passing behind her and with its lotos-tip above her head; behind to left, Λ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with a fillet and filled with fruits. Svoronos 476. Troxell, Group 3, p. 44 and pl. 7, 4. An elegant piece, struck on a broad flan. Some minor scuffs and scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 185
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 40mm, 66.04 g 12), Alexandria, mid 240s-mid 220s BC. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn in his hair and over the diadem. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, cornucopia; between eagle’s legs, monogram of ΧΡ. SNG Copenhagen 171. Svoronos 964. Weiser 71 . A remarkably fine example of this coinage, with an attractive, smooth olive-brown patina and a particularly majestic head of Zeus Ammon of the best early Hellenistic style. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 186
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, c. 244/3-221 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 27mm, 27.85 g 12), Alexandria. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right. Rev. ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ Cornucopiae bound with fillet. SNG Copenhagen 169. Svoronos 1113. Very rare. A superb example of very fine style with a lovely portrait of Berenike II. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 49000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 187
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, c. 244/3-221 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 26mm, 21.37 g 12), Alexandria, after c. 241. Veiled bust of Berenike II to right, wearing ornate necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ Cornucopiae tied with royal diadem between two six-pointed stars; to left, Ε. BMFA 2278. Svoronos 973. Very rare. A splendid coin, well struck and fresh. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 44000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 188
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Oktadrachm or Mnaieon (Gold, 25mm, 27.83 g 12), Alexandria. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopiae bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay/Hirmer 803. SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117. An attactive, clear coin, free of the usual bangs and defects, and with an excellent, high relief portrait. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 189
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 14.27 g 12), uncertain Cypriote mint, year 92 = 171/170. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, monogram of Ρ (reversed) and Β. Svoronos 1208. A very rare type. Beautifully toned and very well struck on a broad flan, a superb piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 190
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Period of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII, 180-116 BC. Oktadrachm (Gold, 27mm, 27.76 g 12), c. 134 BC (?). Head of Arsinoë II (?) to right, wearing diadem and stephane, and with a lotos-tipped scepter behind her head; in field to left, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet; border of dots. Du Chastel 298 (there dated to 134 BC). SNG Copenhagen 322. Svoronos 1498. Superb, lustrous, lightly toned on the reverse, in high relief and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 191
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Period of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII, c. 180 - 116 BC. Tetradrachm (Gold, 22mm, 13.92 g 12), Alexandria, struck in the name of the deified Arsinoe II, but probably meant to represent Cleopatra III, queen of Egypt, 142-101 BC. Diademed and veiled head of Arsinoe II to right, wearing stephane and ram’s horn and with a lotos-tipped scepter over her left shoulder; behind, Κ. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopiae bound with fillet. BMC 40. Svoronos 1500 and pl. LI, 22-23. Very rare. Attractive and struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 192
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. c. 500-480 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 15mm, 8.35 g). Silphium plant with a single pair of leaves, umbel and two fruits (seed pods?) hanging downwards to left and right. Rev. Two silphium fruits(seed pods?) base to base, set diagonally within an incuse square; in the blank angle, pellet. BMC p. xxiv, 17c (Berlin). Very rare. An interesting piece, crudely struck. Uncleaned as found and with its reverse struck slightly flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 193
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. c. 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 4.43 g). Two silphium fruits (seed pods?) back to back. Rev. Silphium fruit (seed pod?) within incuse square. BMC 18. SNG Copenhagen 1165. Very rare. Uncleaned as found and with deposits of horn silver, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 194
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. c. 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 12mm, 4.08 g). Silphium fruit (seed pod?) with point downwards; die fault (?) runs diagonally to left. Rev. Incuse square with irregular interior (a bird?). Cf. BMC 5b = Traité II, 1, 1989, or possibly BMC 21b = Traité 2021 but probably an unpublished variant. A curious crude coin coin, uncleaned as found. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 195
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. c. 500-480 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 8mm, 1.72 g 9). Silphium fruit (seed pod?) with point downwards. Rev. Silphium fruit (seed pod?) with point downwards; all within incuse square. BMC 22. Very rare. An attractive, clear coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 196
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. c. 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 11x14mm, 4.26 g). Head of river god to left, in the form of a man-faced bull; behind, seed pod. Rev. Floral pattern within incuse square. BMC 19 and pl. IV, 9 (same dies). Very rare. With some horn silver deposits remaining as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 197
KYRENAIKA, Kyrene. c. 322-313 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.60 g 1), Pheidon. ΦΕΙΔΩΝ[ΟΣ] Male (?) charioteer, wearing long robes and holding a sceptre in his right hand, driving a team of four horses (the horse on the far right is mostly off the flan). Rev. ΚΥΡΑΝΑΙΟΝ Apollo Kitharoidos standing facing, wearing long chiton and laurel wreath, holding kithara in his left hand and pletrum in his right; to left, at his feet, silphium plant; above left, laurel plant. BMC -. Naville -. Apparently unique and unpublished!, an extraodinary and exceptional coin. Some minor marks and an edge bang, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 52000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Lot 198
KYRENAICA, Kyrene. Magas, c. 308-277 BC. Obol (Gold, 7mm, 0.78 g 2). Θ - Ε Head of the youthful Karneios to left, with a ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. Female head to left, her hair bound up in a roll and wearing a simple drop earring. BMC 212. Rare. Minor edge bang on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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