nomos 22
22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 101
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.11 g, 9 h), struck under Philip III, Amphipolis, circa 318/7. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Young jockey, holding palm branch in right hand and reins in left, on horseback to right; below horse, grain stalk; below raised foreleg, Π. Le Rider pl. 46, 3. SNG ANS 667-73. Troxell, Studies Group 8, 314. Well-struck, sharp and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 102
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.13 g, 2 h), struck under Philip III, Amphipolis, circa 318/7. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Jockey, holding palm branch, riding a horse walking to right; below horse, Boeotian shield; below horse's raised foreleg, Π. Le Rider pl. 46, 6. SNG ANS 688-90. Troxell, Studies Group 8, 318. A very attractive coin with lovely old toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 950 CHF
Lot 103
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Quarter Stater (Gold, 12 mm, 2.17 g, 6 h), Amphipolis, circa 330-320. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ/ΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. Scattered light marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 104
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.25 g, 7 h), Amphipolis, circa 332-326. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, prow of galley to left. Price 4. Troxell Issue A1. Attractive, well-struck, sharp and lightly toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 105
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.18 g, 8 h), Amphipolis, circa 330-323. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in field to left, boukranion. Price 93. Troxell, Studies, issue E8. Clear, well-centered, lightly toned and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 106
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.53 g, 12 h), struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, circa 323-319. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with coiled serpent. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, below wing, filleted thyrsos. Price 1944. A lovely piece, well-centered with a calmly noble head of Athena and, on the reverse, a depiction of Nike of unusually fine style and elegance. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 107
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 1 h), struck under Philip III, Amphipolis, circa 320-317. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle with closed wings on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in left field, grain ear; below throne, Π. Price 122. Troxell, Studies Issue J4. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 108
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.33 g, 12 h), struck under Kassander, Amphipolis, circa 307-297. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in left field, Λ above race torch; below throne, monogram of HΓ. Ehrhardt 29. Price 445. A perfectly centered example. Minor deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 109
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 18.5 mm, 8.59 g, 12 h), struck under Demetrios I Poliorketes, Salamis, c. 306-300. Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; in left field, monogram of ΠΑ; in right field, Γ. Newell 7. Price 3181. Clear and well-centered. A few scrapes and marks, reverse slightly shifted, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 110
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.12 g, 12 h), posthumous, uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, circa 323-280. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, monogram of EYΘ. Price 2782/3. Boldly struck, well-centered and of attractive style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 111
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.30 g, 3 h), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Teos, circa 310-301. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, monogram of ΔΗ; below throne, monogram of ΠΟ. Price 2290. A very attractive and bold example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 112
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.27 g, 1 h), Miletos, circa 295/0-275/0. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOY Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram of Miletos. Marcellesi 29. Price 2151. Lightly toned and with fine details. Well-centered on a huge flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 113
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.71 g, 1 h), struck posthumously, Mesambria in Thrace, circa 250-175. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on throne with a high back, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand, and scepter in his left; below Zeus's outstretched hand, crested helmet to right above monogram of ΠΑ. Karayotov I 20 (O7/R19). Price 992 (same obverse die). Perfectly centered and finely toned. An elegant example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
Lot 114
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 19.5 mm, 8.55 g, 10 h), Lampsakos. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin leaping to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; to left, buckle above crescent over Α. Price P13A (this obverse die). Obolos 10, 2018, 78 (this obverse die). Struck on a broad flan from particularly elegant dies. Scarce with the griffin instead of the more usual coiled serpent on the helmet of Athena. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 115
KINGS OF MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 17.13 g, 4 h), Amphipolis, circa 290-289. Diademed head of Demetrios to right, with bull’s horn above his forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude, standing to left, his right foot on a rock, holding a trident with his left hand and resting his right on his right thigh; in inner fields to left and right, monogram. Newell 116 (obverse die CXII). Struck from very well-made dies, with both a fine portrait and an impressive figure of Poseidon. Attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 116
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.11 g, 11 h), Amphipolis, c. 246/5-229. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, TΙ. Panagopoulou Period III, Group 26, 125 (O11/R116). SNG Ashmolean 3260 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 1202. Beautifully toned and with an obverse of exceptionally fine style, with a head of Pan appearing to be a real portrait of a powerful Hellenistic ruler, similar to Demetrios Poliorcetes or Ptolemy I. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 117
KINGS OF MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.09 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, circa 246/5-229. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin and around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period III, Group 10, 52 (O11/R- unrecorded reverse die, very close to R50). Pozzi 2037. SNG Copenhagen 1199. Carefully centered, bright and clear, and very sharply struck from fresh dies. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 118
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V, 221-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 8.22 g, 10 h), Pella or Amphipolis, struck under the mintmaster Zoilos, circa 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with three monograms, ΖΩ above and ΜΕ and ΣΙ below; all within oak wreath; to left, trident upwards. HGC 3, 1059. Mamroth, Philip 22. SNG Oxford 3269. Toned, well-centered and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
From the prototype dies used for the rare drachms
Lot 119
KINGS OF MACEDON. Time of Philip V and Perseus, 187-168 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.45 g), on the slightly light, local standard, struck in the name of the Bottiaeans, Pella, in the district of Bottiaea. Macedonian shield ornamented with seven linear crescents around the edge and a pentaskeles of crescents at the center. Rev. ΒΟΤΤΕΑΤΩΝ Stern of galley to right; above, monogram of HP. AMNG III/1, 116 (same dies). Liampi, Schild M46. Jameson 1995 (same reverse die). Kremydi, Late Antigonids, Issue 2b, 20 (O1/R1). Very finely engraved, and probably from dies serving as a prototype for the drachm series. A particularly hard-to-find denomination, much more rare compared to the more common hemidrachms/triobols. Some old scuffs and scrapes, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 120
MACEDON (ROMAN PROTECTORATE). D. Junius Silanus Manlianus, praetor, circa 148-147 BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 11.52 g, 6 h). Facing mask of Silenos, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. D/MAKE/ΔΟΝΩΝ in three lines, within ivy wreath. AMNG 212. SNG Copenhagen 1324-6. SNG Kikpe 460. Touratsoglou, Macedonia 25. Well-struck for the issue. Green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 121
KINGS OF PAEONIA. Lykkeios. Circa 359-335 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 12.48 g, 6 h), Astibos or Damastion. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΛΥΚΚ-ΕΙΟΥ Herakles, nude, holding his club in his upraised right hand, battling the Nemean lion to left; to right, behind Herakles, bow and quiver. Paeonian Hoard 63 (same dies). Peykov E1000. NBRM Paeonia 32 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 1019 (same dies). Attractive and well-struck. Some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
One of just a few known drachms of Krannon
Lot 122
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 460-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 5.87 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Xan... ΧΑ-Ν (retrograde) Youthful Hero (Thessalos) walking to right, nude but for cloak and petasos tied over his shoulders, holding, with both hands, a band around the head of a bull rushing to right. Rev. Κ-RΑ (retrograde) Bridled horse trotting to left, reins trailing on the ground; behind, trident; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1079 (same obverse die). BCD Thessaly II 109 var (same obverse die). Nomos 18, 90 (same dies). A very rare variety, and one of only a very few drachms of Krannon known. Attractive and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 123
THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 460-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.91 g, 3 h). Χ-Α-Ν Youthful Hero (Thessalos) walking right, nude but for cloak and petasos tied over his shoulders, restraining the forepart of a bull rushing to right with a band held around the bull’s head. Rev. Κ-RΑ-NO Forepart of bridled horse to left; behind, trident; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 111 (same dies). HGC 4, 375. Lightly toned. Small scrape on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 124
THESSALY. Larissa. Early-mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 6.02 g, 7 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right, wearing an ampyx. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Horse feeding to right, with straight legs. BCD Thessaly II 247 (same dies). Lorber 69.1 (same dies). Lovely old toning and with an attractive head of Larissa. Minor roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 125
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 6.09 g, 11 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ/ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD Thessaly II 315-23. HGC 4, 454. Lightly toned and with a lovely facing head. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 126
THESSALY. Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.34 g, 11 h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ /ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. BCD Thessaly II 325. Herrmann Group VII, pl. V, 17. HGC 4, 464. SNG Copenhagen 132. Of lovely style. Light porosity and a few minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 127
THESSALY. Perrhaiboi. Circa 450-430 BC. Obol (Silver, 13.5 mm, 0.86 g, 12 h). Bridled horse with trailing rein cantering to left. Rev. Π-Ε-Ρ-Α (partially retrograde) Athena Itonia running to right, holding spear and shield; all within shallow incuse square. BCD I 1242 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 195. Traité IV 575, pl. CCXCII, 23. Slightly rough surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 128
THESSALY. Pherai. Alexander, Tyrant, 369-358 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.76 g). Wheel of four spokes. Rev. Α-ΛΕ Double-ax. BCD I 1313 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 244. Traité IV, 618, pl. CCXCIV, 19. Rare. Nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 129
THESSALY, Skotussa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.45 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Σ-KO Forepart of bridled horse walking right, with dangling rein; all in shallow circular incuse. BCD Thessaly II 741 (this coin). 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.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 130
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.90 g, 12 h). 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-KAI-ON Forepart of bridled horse to right; all within very shallow incuse circle. Cf. BCD Thessaly I 1351 (arrangement of legend). BCD Thessaly II -. HGC 4, 311. Well-centered and nicely struck. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 131
THESSALY, Thessalian League. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 6.08 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrates Gorgias, Ni..., and Themistogenes. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding to right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; above spear, ΓΟΡ-ΓΙΑΣ; below shield, ΝΙ; across inner field, Θ-Ε/Μ-IΣ/T-O/ΓENHΣ. BCD Thessaly II 881.3. Klose pp. 341 and 346, 14. With a superbly dramatic late Hellenistic head of Zeus of very high quality. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Unpublished Stater of Leukas
Lot 132
AKARNANIA. Leukas. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.64 g, 2 h). Λ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind, two knotted cords. Seemingly unpublished, but cf. BMC 83, Cammann 25 and Pegasi 124-125 (all with Athena to left). BCD Akarnania -. An attractive and clear coin with a most unusual symbol. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
From the BCD and Wallace collections
Lot 133
EUBOIA, Euboian League. Circa 357-338 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.88 g, 11 h). Head of the nymph Euboia to left, wearing pendant earring and with her hair rolled. Rev. ΕΥ Protome of bull facing three-quarters to right, draped with fillet; to right, kantharos. BCD Euboia 50 (this coin). HGC 4, 1421. Wallace 77c (XXXIX/50 & pl. IX, 77 this coin). Perfectly centered, very attractive and beautifully toned. Minor marks under the toning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Missing from both the BCD and Wallace collections
Lot 134
EUBOIA. Eretria. After 180 BC. Octobol (Silver, 22 mm, 5.65 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Phanias. Head of Artemis to right, her hair tied loosely at the back of her head, wearing triple pendant earring. Rev. EPETPI-EΩ[Ν] / ΦΑΝΙΑΣ Cow recumbent to right, head facing. Cf. BCD Euboia 346-7 (magistrate). BMC 42. SNG Copenhagen 497. Thompson, Beginning p. 27, 6 = IGCH 223 (Anthedon). Waggoner, Wallace Collection p. 8. Extremely rare, with only five specimens noted by Waggoner, and missing from both the BCD and Wallace Collections. Deeply toned, sharply struck and with a bold and powerful looking head of Artemis. Struck on a slightly irregular flan with some flatness and a scuffs on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 135
EUBOIA. Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.48 g, 8 h). Vine-wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. IΣTI-AIEΩN Nymph seated right on stern of galley decorated with wing; below, uncertain symbol and monogram of AP(?). BCD Euboia -. Boldly struck from particularly well-made dies. A remarkable piece, nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 136
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.34 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet with a crest and a spiral decoration on the bowl behind her ear. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; in the field to left, ethnic reading upwards; in the field at the bottom right, an olive sprig of three leaves without berry; all within an incuse square. Cf. Seltman 328 (O A214/R -, but very close to P273, albeit not the same) = Svoronos, Trésor, pl. 6, 7. Cf. Svoronos Trésor pl. 6, 9-11 (same obverse die). Of great rarity and of lovely late Archaic style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 137
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510-500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.44 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet, with a crest mounted on a holder made from triangles and pellets, a visor and a spiral ornament on the bowl behind her ear, a disc earring and with the hair over her forehead shown in waves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Tall, slim owl standing right on long legs, head facing; in upper field to left, olive sprig with two leaves and a berry; all within incuse square. Asyut 261-262 var. Cf. Seltman 221-222. Cf. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 5, passim. A superb piece, perfectly centered on a broad flan and exceptionally well-struck. Obverse slightly double-struck on the helmet, showing a second line of crest holder over Athena's ear. Some surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 138
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 510-500/490 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.95 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet, with a crest mounted on a holder made from triangles and pellets, a visor and a spiral ornament on the bowl behind her ear, a disc earring and with the hair over her forehead shown in tight curls. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; in upper field to left, olive sprig with two leaves and a berry; all within incuse square. Asyut 321-327 var. Cf. Seltman 382ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 4, cf. 34. A beautiful, sharply struck coin with a refined head of Athena. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 139
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 490-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 17.12 g, 4 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet with crest and a spiral ornament on the bowl behind her ear. Rev. ΑΘΕ Heavy-bodied owl standing to right, head facing; in upper field to left, olive sprig with two leaves and a berry on a long, central stem; all within incuse square. Cf. BMC 3, Seltman 61 (A43/P48), and Svoronos, Trésor pl. 2, 29. Remarkably clear, well-centered and very boldly struck; with an unusual positioning of the alpha at the level of the owl's neckline rather than at the level of the owl's eyes. Minor marks and some flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 140
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 467-465 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.23 g, 2 h). Large head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, with a small, three-pointed tail (touching the claw of his right foot), feet close together, and head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within deep incuse square. Starr Group IV 118 var. A bold and attractive example. Obverse struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 141
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 16.81 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right with head facing; to left, crescent and olive sprig; all within incuse square. Starr Group V.A 166c (same reverse die). Svoronos pl. 10, 1 ff. A most attractive and well-struck example in high relief, beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 142
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.21 g, 11 h), Starr transitional type, early 440s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 10, 16-18 var. Lightly toned and of a fine transitional style. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 143
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.21 g, 1 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 12, 13 ff. A bright, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered coin of exceptional quality. Minor flan crack and minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 144
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.25 g, 10 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos, Trésor pl.13. 4. Nicely toned and with a splendid full crest. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 145
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.23 g, 9 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14, 1 ff. Lustrous, well-struck and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 146
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.26 g, 4 h), 430s. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Svoronos, Trésor pl.14, 3. Perfectly centered and lightly toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 147
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.40 g, 12 h), New Style coinage, struck under the magistrates Aphrodis..., Dioge..., and Zopy.., 120-119. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested helmet. Rev. A-ΘΕ / ΑΦΡΟ-ΔΙΣ / ΔΙΟ/ΓΕ / ΖΩ/ΠΥ Owl standing to right on overturned amphora; in right field, double cornucopiae; on amphora, Η; in exergue, ΣΦ; all within laurel wreath. Thompson 546i. Well-struck and attractively toned. Dig on Athena's brow, and some minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 148
ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.43 g). Sea turtle with a T-shaped design of a line of five very large pellets down the back of its shell and with two equal-sized ones flanking the top to form a "collar". Rev. Square incuse with large skew pattern. Gulbenkian 523. HGC 6, 448. Kraay & Hirmer 336. Milbank Period III, pl. I, 15. SNG Copenhagen 507. SNG Delepierre 1528-9. A superb example, well-struck with a lovely turtle. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 149
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 500-450 BC. Triobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.36 g, 1 h). Forepart of Pegasos to left, wearing bridle and with a border of pearls along the join of the wing to the horse's shoulder. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, with her hair bound by a simple diadem tied at the back and wearing a pearl necklace. Cf. BCD Corinth 32, McClean 6088 and Rosen 227, but from different dies, and possibly unpublished. Of great rarity. A coin of wonderful late Archaic-early Classical style, struck from dies engraved by an exceptionally fine artist. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 150
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 8.65 g, 11 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left with straight wings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; to left, Ι; to right, behind head, rooster standing left on club. BCD Corinth 113. BMC 351. Pegasi 423. Ratto 1032. Sharply struck. Slight die shift, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 151
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.61 g, 3 h). Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Δ-I Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace; behind her neck to right, Artemis Phosphoros advancing to left. BCD Corinth -. BMC 314. Calciati 452. Ravel 1076. Well-centered and clear. Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 152
ARGOLIS. Hermione. Circa 360-320/10 BC. Triobol (Silver, 17 mm, 2.81 g, 11 h). Head of Demeter Chthonia to left, wearing grain wreath, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Monogram of ΕΡ within wreath of grain. BCD Peloponnesos 1286 (this coin). BMC 1. Grandjean, Monnayage I, 1A (D1/R1 this coin). Lovely old collection toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 153
CYCLADES, Melos. Circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 14.09 g). Apple with stem bent to left and two leaves. Rev. Circular incuse divided into quarters by two broad lines; with three dots in each quarter. Jameson 1280 = Sheedy Series IV, 21 (O17/? - possibly reverse die R17). Rare. Test cut on the reverse, some scrapes and scratches, and with a lightly struck obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 154
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 120-63 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.59 g, 2 h), Amaseia or Sinope, c. 115/114. Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right, shown as a young man with slightly unruly hair, a short beard on his cheeks and below his chin, and with his diadem ends fluttering behind him. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ // ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ/ [Ε]ΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Pegasos standing left on a harpa, his right leg bent at the knee and his head bent down to graze; above Pegasos's head to left, eight-rayed star above crescent; below belly, monogram. De Callataÿ -, but see D2/R2 for a very similar die pair. HGC 7 -. Cf. Waddington 116 and Winterthur 2388 (same types but struck from different dies). Some traces of corrosion and minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 155
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 120-63 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.58 g, 12 h), Pergamon, year HΣ, month B = 208, month 2 = November 90 BC. Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - MIΘPAΔATOY / EYΠATOPOΣ Pegasos grazing to left; in inner field to left, star within crescent; in inner field to right, ΗΣ over monogram; below, in the exergue, Β; around, ivy wreath with berries. De Callataÿ Revisiting O41/R 8 (same dies). With a splendid, realistic and unidealised portrait of the Pontic ruler. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 156
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.68 g). Head of a growling lioness to left; behind, tunny fish swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 180. Von Fritze I 39. Well-struck and well-centered with a powerful leonine head. Usual minor flan breaks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 157
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 15.99 g). Winged mythological creature (with the body of a man and the head of a wolf-like animal with a boar's crest and tall, griffin-like ear) in the running-kneeling posture to left, his head to right, holding, in his left hand, a tunny by the tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1457. Greenwell 57. Gulbenkian 617. SNG Paris 271. SNG von Aulock 1198. Von Fritze 123. Warren 1471. A fascinating mythological creature, well-struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 15000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 158
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.71 g). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing a lion's skin headdress; below, tunny to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished as a hekte, but for the type as a stater: see SNG Paris 289 and Von Fritze I 140. Extremely rare. Well-centered, nicely toned and with a noble head of Herakles. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 159
MYSIA. Kyzikos. 5th-4th century BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.28 g). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian headdress; [below, tunny to right]. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG BN 291 (stater). Cf. Von Fritze I 142 (this denomination not listed). Well-struck and attractive with a fine head of Attis. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 160
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.65 g). An infant boy, probably Herakles, nude, seated facing, his head turned to right, propping himself up with his left hand while holding tunny by the tail with his right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG BN 316 (stater). Cf. Von Fritze 169 (stater). A lovely scene of a powerful infant toying with a fish! Some minor die rust, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lovely example
Lot 161
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.11 g, 11 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 263-255/0. Head of Philetairos to right, wearing taenia. Rev. ΦΙΛETAIPOY Athena seated left on backless throne, holding, with her right hand, a shield adorned with a gorgoneion and, with her left, spear downwards over her left shoulder, and resting her left elbow on a sphinx; to left, below her arm, ivy leaf; on the throne, Α; to right, bow. SNG Paris 1604-5. Westermark Group II obverse die X. Excellent centering and metal, and a crisp strike. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 162
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.85 g, 12 h), struck in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, circa 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; on the outer left, ivy leaf; on the inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG Paris 1610-15. Westermark Group IVA, obverse die XXXII. Sharply struck with a brutally realistic portrait in high relief. Light scratches and minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1400 CHF
Lot 163
KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, c. 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; in the outer left field, bunch of grapes; in the inner left field, Α; in field to right, bow. SNG Paris 1616-20. SNG von Aulock 1358. Westermark Group IVB, obverse die V.LXVIII. With a splendid sharp strike. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 164
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 11 mm, 2.53 g, 10 h). Forepart of a goat to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Owl standing facing with spread wings; all within a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 42 (dies b/γ). HGC 6, 698. Attractive, toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
Lot 165
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.57 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. Two confronted female heads, their faces overlapping and sharing a single eye; all within a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 55 (dies a/β). HGC 6, 981. Very rare. Attractive and well-struck with an extraordinary double-puzzle face reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 166
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.62 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Head of cow to right within incuse square. Bodenstedt 56 (dies b/β). HGC 6, 982. Sharply struck and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 167
LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 377-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h), c. 340. Youthful head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Bearded head of Silenos facing, with wild locks of hair and two animal ears; in the lower left field, bunch of grapes; all within a square linear frame in a shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 90 (dies -/γ). A very attractive, nicely toned and pleasing piece, with heads of Dionysos and Silenos of the finest late Classical style; rare with the bunch of grapes on the reverse. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 168
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Third stater (Electrum, 12.5 mm, 5.79 g), Samian-Euboeic standard. Plain rounded surface. Rev. Rough flattened surface. SNG Kayhan -. Traité -. Weidauer -. Seemingly unpublished. Nearly as made.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 169
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14 mm, 4.72 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface. Rev. Two square incuse punches of differing sizes with irregular surfaces. Elektron I 3. Karwiese, Artemision Type I.1. SNG Kayhan 673. SNG von Aulock 7762. Traité I 11. Cf. Weidauer Group II (but this denomination not listed). A few light marks, otherwise, as made.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 170
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 11 mm, 4.34 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface. Rev. Two square incuse punches of differing sizes with irregular surfaces. Elektron I 3. Karwiese, Artemision Type I.1. SNG Kayhan 673. SNG von Aulock 7762. Traité I 11. Cf. Weidauer Group II (but this denomination not listed). One of the earliest coins struck in the Western world. as made.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 171
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14 mm, 4.72 g), Milesian standard. Forepart of a ram to left. Rev. Two incuse punches of different sizes, abstract geometric patterns within. BMFA 1758. E. S. G. Robinson, "Greek Coins acquired by the British Museum in 1930-31", NC 1932, 7. Weidauer 48-9. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Unique! Published by Fischer-Bossert
Lot 172
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Trite (Electrum, 20.5 mm, 4.78 g), Lydo-Milesian standard. Pegasos with a slender elongated body walking slowly to right, raising his right (?) foreleg; between his hind legs, pentagram with a central pellet. Rev. Two square punches side by side, the large one with an irregular surface, the small one with a cross ornamented by two dashes crossing each stroke. Cf. Boston MFA 1761 (Pegasos to left). Fischer-Bossert, Horses 8a (dies P8/P13-P14, this coin). Cf. Weidauer 147-9 (Pegasos to left) and 144 for a punch very similar to the right side punch on this coin. Unique with Pegasos to the right. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 173
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9.5 mm, 2.53 g), Phokaic standard. Raised clockwise swastika pattern. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of swastika pattern. Rosen 314. SNG von Aulock 1777. Weidauer -. Well-centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 174
IONIA. Ephesos. Phanes, circa 625-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14 mm, 4.72 g). ΦΑΝΕΟΣ (retrograde in archaic letters) Stag grazing to right, with its body ornamented with a lozenge pattern reminiscent of the filling ornaments found on contemporary East Greek painted pottery. Rev. Two irregular square incuses, each ornamented with raised intersecting lines. ACGC 54. Fischer-Bossert Planes 6h (this coin). Kraay & Hirmer 585. SNG München 14. Weidauer 40. Very rare. Lightly toned and very clearly struck - a wonderful example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 175
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. 1/6 Stater (Silver, 10 mm, 1.75 g). Bee. Rev. Rosette within an incuse square. Karwiese Series IIIa. Hauck & Aufhäuser 21, 2009, 131 (same obverse die). Very rare. Very sharply struck, beautifully toned, and impressively attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 176
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 123-119 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.50 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Artemis to right, wearing stephane, necklace of pearls and with her bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. Ε-Φ Statue of the Artemis of Ephesos facing, with her hands outstretched to left and right; in each hand, a long fillet hanging downwards to her feet; to right, between her body and the vertical fillet, thymiaterion. BMC 1896,0601.67 = Jenkins, Hellenistic, pl. B, 6 = Montagu I 567 (same dies). Münzen und Medaillen 41, 1970, 191 (same dies). Clearly struck on a broad flan. Struck from lightly worn and slightly rusty dies, as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4800 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 177
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 125-120 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.40 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Euphemos, son of Pausanias. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ Nike, standing right in biga with horses galloping to right, holding whip in her right hand and the reins in her left. Unpublished, but for others from the same die pair, see Nomos 15, 2017, 151 etc. Well-centered and boldly struck. Struck from a rusty obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Lot 178
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 340-325 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.49 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Proxenos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΠΡΟΞΕΝΟΣ Lion standing to left, his head turned back to right; above, eight-pointed star; Miletos monogram on the left field. BMC 65. Deppert-Lippitz 232-6 (dies not recorded). SNG Copenhagen 963. Excellent centering and with a wonderful old cabinet tone. Small bruise on upper reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 179
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.56 g). Head of Hera to left, wearing a stephane ornamented with a lily between two palmettes; behind her neck, seal swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 88 (dies a/α). SNG von Aulock 7952. A lovely coin with a finely centered obverse, beautifully toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 180
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9.5 mm, 2.57 g). Female head to left, wearing a laurel wreath and with her hair bound in a plain sakkos; below neck, here mostly off the flan, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 63-5. Bodenstedt 102 (dies e/α). Of very fine style and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 181
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Stater (Electrum, 23 mm, 17.41 g), Euboio-Samian standard. Irregular and uncertain design, probably random. Rev. Two parallel rectangular incuses with irregular surfaces. ACGC 66 = Barron p. 15, n. 3 = Weidauer 195. Weidauer 196. Roma Auction 6, 2013, 634 (same dies). Extremely rare, one of perhaps a half dozen known examples. Well-struck and clear for the type. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 182
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14 mm, 4.73 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares of unequal size. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-89. Sharply struck and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 183
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Hemihekte or twelfth stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.17 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun with no rays on its forehead. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 757. Weidauer Group XVI, 90. A pleasant little coin, toned and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Prototype heavy stater of Kroisos
Lot 184
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 564/53-550/39 BC. Stater (Gold, 16.5 mm, 10.72 g), Heavy standard, prototype issue, Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion, with "sun" on forehead, and bull . Rev. Two incuse squares. Berk 1. Konuk & Lorber fig. 25 = CH VIII, pl. I, Hoard 7, no. 40. McClean 8635. Ward 723. A very early prototype heavy stater, and very rare. A few marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 185
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 564/53-550/39 BC. Stater (Gold, 19x14 mm, 10.77 g), heavy standard, Sardes. On the left, forepart of a lion with open jaws to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Two incuse squares, of unequal size, side by side. BMFA 2068. SNG Berry 1137. SNG Copenhagen 454. SNG Munich 6. Well-centered, attractive, and struck on a full flan. Some rust and die wear on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Ex Prospero, Nanteuil, Ready and Sartiges!
Lot 187
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 490-465 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.25 g, 6 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. Diademed head of Aphrodite to right, her hair tied at the back in a pony tail, and wearing a pearl necklace; all within an incuse square. Cahn 56, 6 (V30/R43= de Nanteuil 555, this coin). Jameson 1532 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 2597 (same dies). Well-centered, beautifully toned and very attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Lot 188
CARIA. Mylasa. 520-490 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.87 g). Forepart of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Oblong incuse divided by a band. Asyut 667-8. Karl 170-2 (Kaunos). SNG von Aulock 2334 (Kaunos). A scarce archaic issue. Scrape on obverse and struck on an oddly shaped flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 189
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Karpathos. Poseidion. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 13.89 g, 12 h), c. 450. Two large dolphins leaping in opposing directions: the upper one to right and the lower to left; below the lower dolphin, small dolphin leaping to right; all within square, dotted border with a floral ornament in each internal angle. Rev. Two parallel incuse rectangles with irregular fields. Stephanaki, Kairos, 46-47 (D12/R15). Cf. Asyut 689-691 and BMFA 2010. Triton XVIII, 2015, 672 (same dies). Rare. Struck from a very worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 190
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Karpathos. Poseidion. Circa 500-475 BC. (Lead, 17x17x5.5 mm, 13.04 g), Weight of 1 Stater. Two dolphins: the larger swimming to left above a smaller one swimming to right; all within a rectangular frame consisting of two concentric linear rectangles with a line of pellets between them. Rev. Blank, as made. An interesting early Greek weight, very clear and with a well-struck design. Light earthen deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 191
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. Circa 500-460 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.84 g). Fig leaf with fruits. Rev. Incuse rectangle divided into two oblongs with variegated surfaces. Asyut 694 ff. Karl 376-80. Rosen 645. SNG von Aulock 2779. Nicely toned and exceptionally well-struck for the issue. Minor porosity and an ancient scrape on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 192
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.39 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Charmeios. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / XAPMEIOΣ Rose seen from above; to left, winged kerykeion. Cf. Ashton & Weiss 296 (this magistrate, but with the spelling XAPMIOΣ and with unrecorded dies). A very rare magistrate - A&W only knew of a single coin with his name. Sharp, attractive and well-struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 193
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.94 g, 9 h), struck under the magistrate Basileides. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΔΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 130 (A33/P128). CH 8, 546 (same obverse die). Karl 644. SNG Keckman 743. Elegant and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 194
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Pixodaros, circa 341/0-336/5 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.94 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly to right, with the ends of his cloak fixed around his neck with an oval clasp. Rev. ΠΙΞΩΔΑΡΟΥ Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double-headed axe (labrys) in right hand over right shoulder, and long scepter in left. Pixodarus -. SNG Keckman 280. With a remarkably emotive, even stern head of Apollo, with a truly masculine look, rather than a simply elegant one. An exceptional example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Published by Müseler!
Lot 195
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Kuprilli, circa 470/60-440/35 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 9.11 g, 4 h), uncertain mint, c. 450. Lion to left, devouring an animal's leg. Rev. Head of a bull to left, within incuse square. Müseler IV, 60 (this coin). Extremely rare, with very probably only three examples known. With a very powerful lion and attractive toning. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 196
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Teththiweibi, circa 450-430/20 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.38 g, 12 h), Kandyba (?). Two opposed roosters standing facing each other on ground line; between them, symbol; all on round shield. Rev. Τ-↑ΧΧ/Ε-Ϝ/↑Ε/ΒΕ Tetraskeles within a square of pearls inside an incuse square. Cf. Müseler V, 37. SNG Berry 1162, SNG Copenhagen 20 and SNG von Aulock 4158 var (all with a symbol on the obverse and differing legend arrangements). A pleasant and amusing coin. With both a banker's mark of three annulets and a test cut on the obverse, and some surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 197
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Teththiweibi, circa 450-430/20 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 7.63 g, 8 h), Kandyba (?). Two opposed roosters standing facing each other on ground line; between them, plant; all on round shield. Rev. Τ-↑ΧΧ/Ε-Ϝ/↑Ε/ΒΕ Triskeles within square of pearls inside a shallow incuse square. Falghera -. Cf. Müseler V, 37 (legend and tetraskeles). SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -. SNG von Aulock -. Quite rare and well-centered. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 198
ASIA MINOR, Lycia (?). Uncertain mint. 4th-3rd centuries BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 8.5 mm, 0.70 g, 5 h). Male head to left, hair bound with a taenia - perhaps Apollo. Rev. Key-like symbol formed out of a horizontal three bar sigma (ϟ) attached to a large, slightly oval annulet. See Naumann 99, 2021, 110 and Saint Paul 12, 2017, 36, otherwise unpublished. The finest of the three known examples. A most enigmatic coin with an attractive dark green patina and earthen highlights. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 200
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.82 g, 12 h), c. 440-430. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣTFΔII Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; below lion, Π Φ; all within incuse square. SNG BN 12 = Traité II 870, pl. XXIII, 21 (same reverse die). SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Well-struck from a fresh reverse die; lustrous, clear and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Unusual and unpublished stater of Side
Lot 201
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 17 mm, 10.77 g, 6 h), c. 460-450. Pomegranate on a stem with a leaf on each side. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wreath; to right, dolphin swimming upwards. Atlan -. SNG Paris - (but cf. 625). SNG von Aulock -. Nomos 19, 2019, 170 (same types and struck from the same reverse die). An unpublished variety, save its auction appearances. Very rare. With a highly sculptural obverse. Probably traces of overstriking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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