nomos 9
21 October 2014
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1
GAUL, Ambiani. Circa 60-50 BC. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 6.18 g), struck during Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Gallo-Belgic Type E. Blank convex surface, with traces of design around the edges. Rev. Disjointed horse to right, with crescent below and pellets around. ABC 16. Depeyrot, NC VI, 161. DT 239. S. 11. VA 52/4. Clear and well struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Lot 2
CELTIC BRITAIN, Regini & Atrebates. Commios, c. 50-25 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.42 g), E-Type. Wreath pattern with crescents. Rev. [COMMIOS] Disjointed triple-tailed horse to right; below, wheel; above, E with bent middle bar; below head, trefoil. ABC 1025. BMC 730. S. 66. VA 352. Extremely rare. Toned and well struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 3
CELTIC BRITAIN, Atrebates & Regni. Verica, c. AD 10-40. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 5.50 g 4), vine leaf type, southern mint, either in or near Chichester or Silchester. VI - RI Vine leaf. Rev. C - O - F Warrior, with spear and shield strapped over his back, riding horse galloping to right (apparently leaping from one ‘platform’ to another). ABC 1193. Allen & Haselgrove series D, 48-51 (dies A/a). Bean VER3-1. SCBC 121. VA 520-1. A lovely example with excellent reverse details. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6200 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 4
CELTIC BRITAIN, Trinovantes. Dubnovellaunos, c. 5 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 5.36 g). Wreath design with crescents at the middle. Rev. DVBNOVIILLAVN Horse prancing to left; above, pellet within ring between two pellets; below, branch and pellet. ABC 2392. BMC 2442. VA 1650-1 var. An attractive piece on a nice flan with a full legend, rare as such. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 5
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Addedomaros, c. 45-25 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 5.57 g). Crossed wreaths with two crescents back to back at the center. Rev. [AĐĐIIDOM] Horse to right; below, wheel; above and below, pellet within annulets and pellets. ABC 2514. BMC 2930. VA 1605. Legend mostly off the flan as usual, otherwise well centered and struck on a large flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 6
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Tasciovanos, c. 25 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 16-18mm, 5.38 g), Warrior series B. Crossed wreath motif, one curved, and with two opposed crescents at the center. Rev. TAS C Warrior on horseback to right, holding carnyx; to left, right and in exergue, ringed pellet. ABC 2565. BMC 1620-22. VA 1730-5. Rare. Well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 7
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Tasciovanos, c. 25 BC-AD 10. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 5.46 g). TASCI / RICON within double panel over vertical wreath. Rev. Warrior riding left, his body turned back to right, holding shield in his left hand and spear in his upraised right; ringed pellet below. ABC 2580. BMC 1634-6. VA 1780-9. Rare. Well centered and attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 8
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni. Andoco, c. 20-1 BC. Stater (Gold, 16-18mm, 5.40 g). Crossed wreaths with two pairs of opposed filling ornaments. Rev. AND - O Horse prancing to right; above left, bucranium and ring of pellets; below, curious sea-serpent like ornament. ABC 2715. BMC 2012-14. VA 1860. Very rare. A clear example, though lightly struck. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3800 CHF
Lot 9
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.38 g 10), first issue, Camulodunon (Colchester). CAMVL on a central panel over vertical wreath with alternate heart shapes and bucrania in the angles. Rev. [CVNOBELIN] Two horses galloping to left (the deconstructed remains of a biga) with a leaf above and a ‘wheel’ below. ABC 2771. BMC 1769-71. VA 1910. Beautifully toned and unusually nice. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5250 CHF
Lot 10
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12mm, 1.40 g 10), first issue, Camulodunon (Colchester). CAMVL on a central panel over vertical wreath with alternate heart shapes and bucrania in the angles. Rev. CVNO Two horses galloping to left (the deconstructed remains of a biga) with a leaf above and a ‘wheel’ below. ABC 2807. BMC 1836-36A. VA 1927. Very rare. Nicely toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 11
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 5.21 g 12), Camulodunon (Colchester). CA MV Grain ear. Rev. CVN Horse jumping to right; above, branch between two pellets. ABC 2774, BMC 1772-83. VA 1925. Very rare die pair. An especially nice example, well struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 12
CELTIC BRITAIN, Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin, c. 8-41. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 5.39 g 1), Camulodunon (Colchester). CA MV Grain ear. Rev. CVNO Horse jumping to right; above, branch. ABC 2795 (this coin cited). BMC 1828. VA 2025. Very rare. A lovely toned example with a horse of fine style and sharply engraved lettering. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
A lovely Caleti hemistater
Lot 13
GAUL, Caleti. Circa late 2nd-1st century BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 15mm, 3.11 g 9), in the area of modern Fécamp. Laureate head of Apollo to right, in Celtic style with curly locks, and with traces of a wheel-shaped tattoo on his cheek. Rev. Charioteer, wearing robes, with long hair and holding a leaf-tipped spear, driving ‘biga’ drawn by a single horse to right; to right, floral ornament in place of the second horse; below, eight-spoked wheel. BN 10198 var. D&T 101 var. Flesche 191 (same obverse die but different reverse). An attractive piece with a particularly clear reverse. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 14
CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Senones. c. 100-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 13mm, 7.37 g), Double-convex, bullet shape. Cross-shaped ornament with an ax (?) in one quarter of the field. Rev. Smooth field. Allen/Nash 159. DT 2537 var. Flesche 158 var. SLM 704 ff. var. A rare variant. Some minor marks. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 425 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Lot 15
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Aedui. c. 80-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.99 g 11). Helmeted head of Roma to left within double border of dots. Rev. Celtic horse walking to left; around, fragmentary inscription; in exergue, wheel. CCCBM II 305 ff. (reverse) and S 277 (obverse). SLM 633. With an obverse of unusually fine style, rare thus. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
Lot 16
CELTIC, Central Gaul. Aedui. 80-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.83 g 9). Stylized and ‘celticized’ head of Roma to left. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; below, wheel and crescent. CCCBM II, cf. 327. SLM, cf. 667. A very rare and most unusual variety, with an obverse and reverse of distinctly impressive Celtic style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 17
GAUL, Bituriges Cubi. Circa 80-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.89 g 3). Head to left with hair arranged in three large clumps. Rev. A.... Horse walking left; above and below, uncertain letters. CCCBM II, cf. 508-510 var. LT 4139-4143 var. An interesting coin with a striking obverse head. Reverse lightly struck from a worn die, otherwise, good very fine/very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 18
GAUL, Sequani. Togirix, mid 1st century BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13mm, 2.02 g 7). TOGIRIX Head of Roma to left. Rev. [TOGIRIX] Celtic horse galloping to left; below, serpent to left. CCCBM II 366 ff. SLM 712. An attractive, toned example. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 325 CHF
Lot 19
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Allobroges. first quarter of the 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 12mm, 2.21 g 11). Helmeted head of Mars to left. Rev. Hippocamp to left. CCCBM II 197. SLM 31. Attractive and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 20
CELTIC, Southern Gaul. Insubres. later 3rd - first half 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.19 g 2). Wreathed head of Artemis to right, wearing a triple pendant earring and a pearl necklace, and with her hair in small curls. Rev. Lion with scorpion-like head standing to right; above, barbarized pattern of lines imitating an inscription. CCCBM II S17. Pautasso, Contributi, 1970, pl. XVII, 54. SLM 1007. Rare in this condition. A very attractive example, well struck and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 21
CELTIC, North East Italy. The Veneti. late 2nd - early 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.51 g 3). Wreathed head of Artemis to right, her hair in rolls and with a very large frontal eye. Rev. Lion with long talons standing to right; above, pattern of curved lines imitating an inscription. CCCBM II, S71. SLM 1024. An attractive, toned example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 22
CELTIC, Switzerland. Rauraci. mid 1st century BC or slightly later. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.58 g 3). NINNO Draped youthful male bust to left, with wing in his hair. Rev. MAVC Boar rushing to left. CCCBM II 541 ff. SLM 966 ff. This is a wonderful example, well centered, toned and sharply struck. Very minor die fault below the boar on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 23
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Mid 1st century BC. ’Büschelquinar’ (Silver, 12mm, 1.61 g). Palmette made from eight curved leaves; at the center, three pellets; below, crescent. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; above right, crescent surrounded by pellets; below, circle of pellets. CCCBM II 223. SLM 943. A lovely, well struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 24
CENTRAL EUROPE, Helvetii. Mid 1st century BC. ’Büschelquinar’ (Silver, 12mm, 1.42 g). Palmette made from eight curved leaves connected by a central line ornamented with pellets; below, crescent. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; above, crescent; below, branch or remains of a monogram. Gorny & Mosch 160, 2007, 1004 (same dies). SLM 956. Clear and toned. Reverse struck from a worn die. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 25
CELTIC, Central Europe. Rhineland. 100-50 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 12mm, 1.63 g 11), ‘Nauheim Type’. Male head to right, wearing two torques and with his hair in large curls. Rev. Winged ‘bird-man’ to left, holding a large torque. CCCBM II, 534-536. De la Tour 9388- SLM 1116. A nice piece with a dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 26
CELTIC, Central Europe. Rhineland. c. 65-40 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13mm, 1.41 g 3), ‘Tanzendes Männlein’ Type. Male figure dancing to right, his head turned back to left, holding a torque in his right hand and a snake in his left, and with a second torque hanging from his waist Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left; all within zigzag border. CCCBM II, 525. SLM 1119. WiggRiederer Phase 2, LTD1. Nicely toned, clear and well struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 27
CELTIC, Central Europe. Vindelici. 1st century BC. Stater or Regenbogenschüsselchen (Gold, 15x20mm, 7.42 g), “Leerer Blattkranz/Torques mit Kugeln Typus”, Manching. Wreath formed of two branches with leaves going in opposite directions and with a disc at each end. Rev. Torques encircling six large pellets. De la Tour 9423. Flesche 312. Kellner, Manching, 1769, Type IV Aa. SLM 1080. Very scarce. Crudely struck but with almost no actual wear. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 28
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. 1st century BC. Stater or ’Regenbogenschüsselchen’ (Gold, 18mm, 7.60 g), “Stern Type”, Manching. Irregular convex surface. Rev. Star of four rays within deeply concave field. Dembski 462. Flesche 331/2. Kellner, Manching, 51, Type V D. SLM 1083-4. Scarce. Usual flan cracks, but clear and toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 29
CELTIC, Germany. Vindelici. mid 1st century BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14mm, 1.79 g 11), South Germany, especially the area north of Switzerland. Debased head to left, a precursor of the Büschelquinar type. Rev. Celtic horse galloping to left; above to right, pellet. CCCBM II 215-216. SLM 1105. A boldly struck example, toned and attractive. On the usual rough flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 30
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. first half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 6.69 g), minted in the area of western and southwestern Slovakia as well as in northern Burgenland. Irregular convex bulge ornamented with a ‘hand’ and a globule. Rev. Concave, sea-shell shaped pattern with grain to right. Dembski 530. Flesche 477. Paulsen pl. 18, 378 (same dies). Rare. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 31
CELTIC, Lower Danube. Uncertain tribe. later 1st c BC - 1st c AD. Denarius/Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.47 g 12). Beardless male head to right, his hair perhaps bound with a fillet or a taenia, in field to right and left, zig-zag pattern with pellets; to right, in front of mouth, five-pointed star; border of dots. Rev. Nude male (or female?) figure raising both hands and standing on (or sliding off) horse moving to left; in field to left and lower right, barbarized inscription; below horse, large pellet; border of dots. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Extremely rare. A curious and extraordinary coin. Toned with some minor corrosion and basically as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 32
GAUL, Massalia. c. 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.68 g 5). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder; to right, monogram of ΧΗ. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ / ΛΙΗΤΩΝ Lion prowling to right with open jaws; to right, monogram of ΧΗ. BN 1035-1037. Attractive and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 525 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 33
GAUL, Massalia. c. 130-121 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 2.64 g 5). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΣΣΑ Lion prowling to left, with open jaws and upraised right forepaw; below, Λ; in exergue, ΑΣ. SNG Copenhagen 778-780 var. Attractive, well struck and lightly toned. Minor scuff on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 275 CHF
Lot 34
CALABRIA, Tarentum. c. 450-380 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7mm, 0.26 g 5). Skyphos with handle to left; to right, pellet over Θ. Rev. Retrograde pi within olive wreath. HN III 867/866. Vlasto 1750 ff. Very rare. Nicely toned and centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Published in Fischer-Bossert
Lot 35
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 390-385 BC. Nomos (Silver, 19mm, 7.67 g 2). Nude youth riding on horse galloping to right; below horse’s belly, Λ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding an akrostolion in his right hand and resting his left on the dolphin. Fischer-Bossert 396d (this coin). Attractive, of good style and nicely toned. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Lot 36
LUCANIA, Metapontum. c. 520-510 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 8.18 g 12). ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with eight grains; around, border of dots within two concentric linear circles. Rev. Ear of barley with eight grains, all incuse; rayed border. HN III 1467. Jameson 260 (this coin). Noe 75 (this coin cited). A very attractive, beautifully toned example of splendid quality, struck in high relief on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 37
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.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 38
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. c. 525-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 30mm, 7.81 g 12). ΚΑVΛ Apollo, nude, striding right, brandishing laurel branch in his upraised right hand and, on his outstretched left arm, small figure of a daimon running to right, holding a branch in each of his hands and with his head turned back to look at Apollo; to right, stag standing right, head turned back to left; all within cable border. Rev. As the obverse, but incuse, except for the daimon, branches and stag’s antlers, which are in relief, and with no legend. Gulbenkian 120-121(same dies). HN III Noe, Caulonia Group A, 8. SNG ANS 145 (same dies). A splendid, superb example, well struck in high relief and nicely toned. Some minor traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 27500 CHF
Lot 39
Bruttium, Kroton. c. 400-325 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 7.55 g 2). ΚΡΟΤΟΝΙΑΤΑΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Infant Herakles seated facing, strangling two snakes. HN III 2157. SNG ANS 384-386. A lovely toned example with a fine pedigree. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 40
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.82 g, 6 h). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ Laureate head of Apollo to right, with olive sprig behind. Herzfelder 86. HN III 2496. A splendid piece, struck in high relief and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 41
BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. c. 415/0-387 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.75 g 3). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΡΗ Olive sprig, with two leaves and two berries. Herzfelder pl. XI, J. HN III 2499. An attractive, toned example in high relief. Some slight roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 42
SICILY, Akragas. Punic occupation, 213-211 BC. Litra or Eighth Shekel (Silver, 13mm, 0.82 g 4). Laureate head of Zeus to right, within border of dots. Rev. ΑΚΡΑ / ΓΑΝ Thunderbolt; all within a reed border. Head, HN, p. 124 (cited from Salinas). SNG Copenhagen 109. Extremely rare, apparently known from only a very small number of examples. Nicely centered and uncleaned as found. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 43
SICILY, Gela. c. 339-310 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.65 g 5). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress; behind, astragal. Rev. Γ-ΕΛΩΙΩΝ Head of bearded river god to left, wearing a wreath of reeds and with a small horn over his forehead. Jenkins, Gela pl. 31, 541.6 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 999. Rare. A particularly elegant coin, with dark gray patina. Lightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 44
SICILY, Himera. c. 470-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.79 g 8). Bearded male head to left, wearing crested helmet with raised ear guards. Rev. Ι-ΜΕR-ΑΙΟΝ Pair of greaves. Rizzo pl. XXI, 14. SNG Ashmolean 1769. SNG Lloyd 1030. Very rare. With an impressive archaic warrior head, slightly rough surfaces and an attractive gray tone. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 775 CHF
Lot 45
SICILY, Himera. c. 341-336 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.61 g 6). ΚΡΟΝΟ-Σ Diademed head of bearded Kronos to right. Rev. ΙΜΕ-Ρ-Α-ΙΩΝ (retrograde) Thunderbolt, upright, between grains of barley. Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques, p. 21, 33. Extremely rare. Of very fine style and with an attractive dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 46
SICILY, Katane. c. 461-450 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.86 g 7). Balding head of Silenos to left, with an animal ear and a long beard. Rev. ΚΑΤ - ΑΝΕ Winged thunderbolt. Boehringer, Kataneische Li.2. Jameson 536. Rizzo pl. IX, 16. Rare. Of splendid style and elegance. Somewhat rough surfaces as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 47
SICILY, Kephaloidion-Herakleia. c. 405-396 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.64 g 11). [ΕΚ] ΚΕΦΑΛΟ[Ι]ΔΙΤΑΝ Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕ-ΩΤΑΝ Bull butting to right. Jenkins, Coinages pl. IX, 3. Rare. A coin of beautiful Classical style. Struck on an oblong flan and with surfaces somewhat rough from corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 575 CHF
Lot 48
SICILY, Leontinoi. c. 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.16 g 6). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙ-ΝΟ-Ν Head of a lion with open jaws to right; around, four barley grains. Basel 349. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 38. Rizzo pl. XXIII, 4. SNG ANS 225-227. A superb, toned example of splendid early classical style, very well centered and struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 19000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 49
SICILY, Leontinoi. c. 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.75 g 2). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Λ Ε / Ο Ν Barley grain to right. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 43. SNG ANS 263. A splendid example with a wonderful head of Apollo. Toned. Some minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 50
SICILY, Leontini. c. 450-440 BC. Litra (Silver, 13mm, 0.86 g 1). ΛΕΟ - Ν Lion’s head with open jaws to right. Rev. Apollo, nude, standing left holding phiale in his right hand and branch in his left; to left, altar; to right, barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 50. SNG ANS 266. A splendid example, sharp and well preserved with a dark patina as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 550 CHF
Lot 51
SICILY, Messana. 488/7-481 BC. Litra (Silver, 10mm, 0.86 g 10). Lion’s head facing. Rev. ΜΕϟ across field; border of dots. SNG ANS 306. A very attractive, sharply struck example, with dark surfaces as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 525 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 52
SICILY, Messana. 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.35 g 12). The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike hovering to right above the reins and holding a wreath to crown the mules; in exergue, olive leaf and two berries. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming right. Caltabiano 488. Rizzo pl. XXVI, 5 (same reverse die). SNG Hunterian 10 (same dies). SNG Munich 650 (same dies). A well-nigh perfect piece, very well struck, sharp and very nicely toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 53
SICILY, Morgantina. c. 465-459 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.74 g 1). Bearded male head to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΜΟRCΑ-ΝΤΙΝΑ (retrograde) Ear of grain. Erim & Jaunzems 2. Rizzo pl. LX, 1. SNG ANS 463. SNG Lloyd 1124. Rare. Gray surfaces as found. Minor die break on the reverse, and with a lightly struck obverseotherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 575 CHF
Lot 54
SICILY, Naxos. c. 420-403 BC. Litra (Silver, 11mm, 0.56 g 1). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bunch of grapes on vine branch with leaves. Cahn 144. SNG ANS 530. SNG Copenhagen 490. An attractive, toned example, but on a porous flan. Considerable weight loss due to corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 55
SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). c. 405-380 BC. Litra (Silver, 9mm, 0.64 g 1). Head of youthful river god to right, with horn over his forehead. Rev. ’ṣyṣ Forepart of a bearded man-headed bull to right. Jenkins, Punic pl. 24, 13 var. Lanz 154, 2012, 47 (same dies). Rare. An attractive, toned example of very fine style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 56
SICILY, Syracuse. c. 485-483 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.30 g 4), by the Linksmeister. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a walking quadriga to right; above, Nike, to right with spread wings, seemingly preparing to alight on the reins to crown the horses. Rev. ΣV-RΑ-ΚΟ-ΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing a thin necklace with a pendant and a pearl necklace, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her pearl diadem; around, four dolphins swimming counterclockwise to left. Basel 430 (this coin). Boehringer 48 (same dies). Jameson 1905 = Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 14 (same dies). H. Scharmer, “Die Meister der spätarchaischen Arethusaköpfe,” AntK 10, 1967, pl. 28, 4 (this coin). A spectacular example of this rare coin, very probably the finest example known. Nicely toned, perfectly struck and beautifully centered on a very large flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 155000 CHF
Estimate: 85000 CHF
Lot 57
Sicily, Syracuse. c. 470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.64 g 4). Nude and bearded horseman riding to right, leading a spare horse to his left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ - ΚΟΣ - ΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over the diadem; around, three dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 98. Rizzo p. 34, 23. SNG ANS 26. Rare. Nicely toned and of lovely style. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 58
SICILY, Syracuse. c. 466-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.43 g 5). Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣVR-Α-ΚΟ-ΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 410 (V212/R289). De Hirsch 561 (same dies). A superb and rare piece. Lightly toned and perfectly struck on a broad, full flan with a wonderful late archaic-early classical head of Arethusa. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40000 CHF
Estimate: 48000 CHF
Lot 59
SICILY. Syracuse. c. 460/455 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.22 g, 12 h). Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. Σ-Υ-RΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 469 (V252/R338). Randazzo 532 (this coin). A superb, beautifully struck coin of outstanding quality. A few very minor marks and some waves of Arethusa’s hair struck flat, otherwise, good extremely fine, and very rare thus.
Hammer Price: 24000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 60
SICILY. Tauromenion. Campanian mercenaries, 354/3-344 BC. Litra (Silver, 9 mm, 0.65 g, 3 h). Horse galloping right, bridle hanging loose. Rev. Monogram of ΤΑ combined with ΚΑΜ within olive wreath with ties to left. Campana (Kampanoi) 1. Rare. Well struck and centered, and attractively toned. Lightly struck, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Estimate: 175 CHF
Lot 61
THRACE, Chersonesos. c. 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.33 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in each of the sunken squares, pellet. Dewing 1301. Grose 4055-4056. A bold and attractive example, well struck and in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 62
THRACE, Chersonesos. c. 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.34 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet with Α; in the other, bunch of grapes on vine. Grose 4088. A clear and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 63
THRACE, Chersonesos. c. 386-338 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.35 g). Forepart of a lion to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; in one of the sunken squares, pellet with monogram of ΑΓ; in the other, fly with closed wings. Grose 4093. A fresh, lustrous and sharply struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 64
ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. c. 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 8.25 g). Nude ithyphallic Satyr, with long beard and long hair, moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who raises her right hand in protest and wears thin robes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of windmill form. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5. SNG Copenhagen 1010-1012. A nice transitional piece. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 65
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. c. 435-411 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.57 g), Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions; pellet above and below. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 9. An attractive piece, nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 66
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.97 g, 5 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear; below neck, Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, Ν; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, crescent to left. Arnold-Biucchi 63 -65. Thompson 225. Rare. A lovely example of fine style struck on a broad flan. Toned and most attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 67
KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.45 g 12), uncertain mint, perhaps in Thrace, c. 250. Diademed 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, in her right hand, Nike crowning the king’s name and, in her left, a spear, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with an aegis; to left, ΣΙ. Müller -. Thompson -, apparently unpublished. An attractive piece struck on a broad flan. Obverse struck slightly off center and with a bang on the reverse edge, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 68
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain mint (Asoros = Assiros?). c. 500-480 BC. Triobol (?) (Silver, 11x15mm, 1.77 g). Sphinx seated to right, with plume emerging from her head. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished but for Lanz 150, 2010, 65 (same dies, but ascribed to Samothrace and with the sphinx’s head partly off the flan). Extremely rare and particularly attractive. Very slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 69
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Ichnai. c. 485-470 BC. Oktadrachm (Silver, 30mm, 28.64 g). ΙΧΝΑΙΟΝ (retrograde) Local hero walking to right, wearing kausia, leading two bulls moving slowly to right. Rev. Wheel with four spokes within shallow incuse square. Asyut -. HPM Pl. IV, 5 var. = Jameson 946. Very rare. A bold and attractive piece. Obverse very lightly double struck and with some light flatness, reverse with some scuffs and scrapes, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 70
Macedonia or the Northern Aegean area, Uncertain mint. c. 500 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.75 g), Aeginetan standard. Crested Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square diagonally divided into eight compartments. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Seemingly unique. Rough, crystalized surfaces, especially the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 71
MACEDON. Akanthos. c. 470 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.22 g). Lion to right, attacking bull, collapsing to left with head raised; above, Α; below, in exergue, floral ornament. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with granulated surfaces. Desneux 90 var. An attractive and bold piece with a lion and bull of particularly vigorous late Archaic style. Some minor scratches and marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 72
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. 382/3 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.38 g 12), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. BMC 3. Pozz1 751. Robinson & Clement Group H, 18 bis (A17/P16bis). A lovely lustrous and toned example, very well centered. Very light traces of die rust on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 73
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. c. 365 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15mm, 2.38 g 6), Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings. Robinson & Clement Group I, 92 (A60/P61). SNG ANS 534 (same obverse die). A bright and attractive coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 74
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.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 6750 CHF
Lot 28
Lot 75
MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Olynthos. 364-361 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22mm, 14.36 g 6), Archidamos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ Kithara with seven strings; above bridge of Kithara, ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧΙΔΑΜΟΥ. Robinson & Clement Group S, 111. SNG ANS 492-3 var. Attractively toned and of excellent style. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 76
MACEDON, Dikaia. c. 500-465 BC. Obol (Silver, 13mm, 0.65 g 7). Bull’s head facing Rev. Octopus with tentacles downwards. Cf. BCD Euboia 324 ff. SNG Copenhagen 473 (both Eretria). Very rare. Well struck and much better than most known examples. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 77
MACEDON, Eion. c. 460-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 7mm, 0.43 g). Two swans standing to right; behind, ivy leaf. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 15 var. SNG Cop 181 var. Toned and with a lovely depiction of two water birds. Some deposits on the reverse as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 78
MACEDON. Mende. c. 480-460 BC. Tritartemorion (Silver, 9 mm, 0.37 g). Ass’s head to left. Rev. Incuse square diagonally divided. SNG ANS 316. With a dark patina as found, and in high relief. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 79
MACEDON, Potidaia. c. 500-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.13 g). Poseidon Hippios, nude, riding horse walking to right, holding trident with his right hand and the reins with his left; beneath horse, traces of a star. Rev. Incuse square divided diagonally. Asyut -. HPM -. SNG ANS 688-9 var. Very rare. Of unusually fine style for these crude issues. Some minor marks and scrapes, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 80
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.46 g 5), Pella, c. 359-355/4. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip riding left, wearing armor, kausia and with his cloak billowing out behind him, raising right arm in salute; below horse, ΗΜ. Le Rider 25-26 var. (O17/R-). A finely toned coin with a striking early head of Zeus of superb style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 81
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12mm, 1.72 g 6), Pella, c. 359-355/4. Head of Apollo to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Horseman, his right hand raised in salute, riding prancing horse to left; below, monogram and spearhead. Le Rider 49. SNG Alpha Bank 266-269. Rare. An interesting and early fraction, well centered and lightly toned. Some roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 82
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 14.45 g 8), Amphipolis, c. 355-349/8. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Philip II, wearing kausia, chlamys and with his cloak billowing out behind him, raising his right hand in salute and riding horse walking to left; below horse’s foreleg, bow. Le Rider 165 (D75/R136). SNG ANS 486 (same dies). SNG Munich 109 (same dies). An attractive coin, nicely toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 83
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.63 g 1), Amphipolis, 340-328. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga galloping to right, the driver holds the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right; below right, crescent to right. Le Rider 93. A clear and pleasant piece. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 84
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.55 g 3), Pella, struck in 323-315 during the reign of Philip III. 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 to right. Le Rider 495 (same dies = D 186/R 361). A lovely piece, perfectly struck and centered, and of fine style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Exceptional example
Lot 85
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 18mm, 8.55 g 2), Amphipolis, struck during the reign of Philip III, 323/2 - 315. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Biga rushing to right, driven by charioteer holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; below horses, trident. Le Rider 206 (same dies). A most attractive piece perfectly struck on a full flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 86
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.58 g 11), Kolophon, struck under Philip III, BC 323-317, but probably before 319. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with the features of Alexander III. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Charioteer driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in his left hand and a goad with his right; below right, tripod. Le Rider pl. 93, 26. SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12. A splendid coin with a fine portrait. Some minor scuffs and a minor scratch on the reverse, otherwise, sharp, lustrous and, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 87
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 13.70 g 6), 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 race torch; below horse’s foreleg, monogram of ΜΕ. Le Rider pl 47, 22. A very attractive piece of excellent late style, lightly toned. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 88
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.34 g 7), 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, thunderbolt over Ζ; below horse’s foreleg, dolphin to right. Le Rider pl. 48, 5. An attractive piece, of a vigorous, nearly barbaric style. Minor marks as made, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 89
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.17 g 7), Tarsos, c. 327-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and lotos tipped scepter in his left; to left, plow; below throne, bunch of grapes; above strut, pellet. Price 3026. An attractive toned example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 975 CHF
Lot 90
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.59 g 12), Memphis, c. 323. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylus; to left, vertical thunderbolt; below wing, ΔΙ. Price 3975. A superb piece, perfectly struck and exceptional. One of the finest gold staters of Alexander in existence. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 91
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Unit (Bronze, 18mm, 5.64 g 3), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 323-310. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Club and bow in bowcase; to left, race torch; to right, Α; at top of bowcase, circular countermark of a lion’s head to right within a circular indent. Price 2800a ff. An attractive piece with a dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 225 CHF
Lot 92
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.76 g, 12 h), Kallatis, struck circa 250-225. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, grain ear (here off flan). Price 928. An attractive coin with a lovely head of Herakles. Nicely toned. Very small edge nick below Herakles’ neck, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 93
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33mm, 16.78 g 12), Alabanda, year 6 = 168/7 BC. Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, pegasos flying to left; under throne, Ϛ (= 6). Price 2466 (same obverse die). An attractive piece stuck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 94
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.00 g 7), Pella, c. 289-288. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, wearing bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in outer field to left, monogram. Newell 89 (obverse die LXXVII). With an attractive portrait. Some minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 95
KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.92 g 11), Amphipolis, c. 271-239. Head of Poseidon to right, wearing wreath of seaweed Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkis striding left, brandishing a thunderbolt in her right hand; to left, Macedonian helmet; to right, ΤΙ . Mathisen n. 47. SNG Alpha Bank 984. SNG Copenhagen 1203. SNG Munich 1079. A clear example with some minor deposits. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 96
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19mm, 4.18 g 12), Pella, with Zoilos as chief mintmaster, c. 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with monogram of ΖΩ above and those of ΔΙ and ΒΕ below; all within oak wreath with ties at the left; to left, star of eight rays. Mamroth, Philip 32. Rare. A superb and wonderful example, beautifully toned and with an exceptionally fine portrait. Very possibly the finest drachm of Philip V known. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 97
MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), First Meris (District). c. 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.89 g 9), Amphipolis. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver over her shoulder; all at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents. Rev. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ / ΠΡΩΤΗΣ Club with head to right between two lines of inscription; above, monogram of ΑΡ; around, oak wreath with ties to left; to left of the ties, thunderbolt. Prokopov, Silver, 170 (O48/R141). SNG Dreer 646 (same dies). An attractive, toned example on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 410 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 98
THESSALY, Thessalian League. c. 48/7 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 6.23 g 1), Nikolaos, Ni... and Gorgias. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; above spear, ΝΙΚΟ -ΛΑΟΣ; below shield, ΝΙ; to left and right, Γ-ΟΡ/ΓΙ-Α/Σ. CNG 78, 14 May 2008, 485 (same dies). Grose 4928 var. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 99
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 48/7-45/4 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 4.43 g 12), Petraios and Ptolemaios. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; above spear, ΠΕΤΡΑΙΟΥ; in exergue, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ. SNG Copenhagen 290. Toned and struck on a broad flan, a most unusual coin with a very low weight; as such, very rare. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 400 CHF
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