nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 470-467 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 17.22 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 1595. Starr Group IV. SNG Lockett 1837. Svoronos pl. 9, 7-12. Well-centered. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 440s-430s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.22 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a 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. Cf. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 12, 15. With an unusually youthful head of Athena of great charm. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.20 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a 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. 14, 1 ff. A lovely piece with a remarkably full obverse. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.23 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a palmette, round earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Splendid head of Athena with a nearly fully crested helmet. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.10 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. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Svoronos pl. 14, 13. Excellent metal and sharp strike with a full crest. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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With a lovely full crested helmet
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.11 g, 1 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, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Perfectly centered and Athena with a full crest. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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ATTICA. Athens. 133/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.90 g, 11 h), New Style, under the magistrates Polycharmos, Nikogenes and Phanokleidas. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing pendant earring and a triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos and long tendril on the bowl, and four serpents on the visor. Rev. Α-ΘΕ /ΠΟΛΥ - XΑΡΜ / ΝΙΚΟΓ / ΦΑΝΟ / ΚΛΕ Owl standing facing on amphora; to left, winged kerykeion; on amphora, A (= 1st month); below amphora, ΣΦ (= contractor's initials); all within olive wreath. Thompson - cf. 368 (same obverse die, but this combination of third magistrate, month letter and contractor's initials is unlisted). Clear, sharply struck and most attractive. Very minor flatness and slightly doublestruck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 900 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.0 mm, 12.61 g). "Proto-tortoise" with thin collar and shell divided into thirteen segments. Rev. Small, deep, "Union-Jack"pattern incuse square. Arnold, Beer, Waggoner, Selinus 123-124 (same obverse die). Holloway, Archaic, group C, dies 4/3 and pl. VIII, 1. Milbank 1, 12. Pozzi 1631-2. Robinson, Pseudoaeginetica, 3 (same obverse die, as Kydonia in Krete). SNG Lockett 2635 (same obverse die). Very rare. Bold and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 4200 CHF
Estimate: 4500 CHF
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MEGARIS. Megara. Achaian League. Circa 175-168 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.37 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram between ΘΟ and ΚΛ, with lyre above; all within laurel wreath. Agrinion 445. BCD Peloponnesos 27.2. Attractive, clear and well-struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.30 mm, 7.52 g). Q Pegasos flying left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with swastika pattern. BCD -. BMC 19. Calciati 35/2 (same dies?). Ravel 79 (same obverse die, and possibly the same reverse). Rare. Clearly struck and well-centered. Lightly toned. Some even wear, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 950 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 450-415 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 8.40 g, 9 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying right, with curved wing. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet, a pearl necklace, and with her hair falling in a long queue down the back of her neck; in the field behind her head, Ϙ; all within deep incuse square. Calciati 80/1 = Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, 1987, 157 (same obverse die, very similar reverse die). With a wonderful reverse, struck from a skillfully engraved die bearing a lovely head of the goddess with a truly fetching 'archaic smile'. Obverse struck from a worn die some surface roughness and a minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 8.18 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasus flying left with straight wings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; in the field behind her head, palmette. BCD Corinth -. BMC 155. Calciati 104. Ravel 346 (same dies). Clear and with a head of Athena of fine style. Obverse struck from a worn die, very slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.0 mm, 8.57 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; in the right field, behind her head, eagle flying to left. BCD Corinth 52 (same dies). BMC -. Calciati 132. Ravel - (P-/T301). Very rare with this symbol. Well-centered and attractive. Some very minor flatness of strike on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.00 mm, 8.50 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Aphrodite to left; behind, hunting dog seated to right. BCD Corinth 65. Calciati 135. Ravel - but obverse P188 (same die, R 371-378), and for the reverse, cf. T370 ff. (R 527, 537, 539-542, 544-545, 547). An intriguing new die combination! Well-centered and attractive. Considerable die rust on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 850 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 8.55 g, 6 h). Ϙ Pegasos with straight wings, flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Attic helmet; in the field to left, forepart of a horse to left. BCD Corinth 55. BMC 128. Calciati 140/2. Ravel - (P212/R321, same dies). Attractive and well-struck. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 8.60 g, 3 h). Ϙ Pegasos with straight wings flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing Corinthian helmet with a neck guard; in field to left behind neck, rose to right. BCD Corinth -. BMC 130. Calciati -. Cammann -. Ravel 359 (same dies). A very rare variety, with the closed rose symbol to right; attractive, lightly toned, clear and of good style. Very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Exceptional rendition of Pegasos
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.0 mm, 8.60 g, 9 h). Ϙ Pegasos standing left, with trailing reins, his left leg raised and his head bent down as if preparing to roll over. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet. BMC 173. BCD Corinth 62 (same obverse die). Calciati 215 (same dies). Ravel 500 (same dies). A very rare variant. Perfectly centered and very attractive, with a remarkable depiction of Pegasus and a reverse of great elegance. Obverse lightly struck and with traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 405-345 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.59 g, 9 h). Ϙ Pegasos standing left with curved wings. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet; in field to right, Σ; in upper field to left, dolphin swimming downwards. BCD Corinth -. BMC 386. Calciati 342. Very well-centered and of attractive style. Obverse lightly struck and some marks on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1200 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.52 g, 3 h), Di... Ϙ Pegasos flying left with straight wings. Rev. Δ - Ι Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard; to right, behind her neck, Zeus seated to left, holding eagle in his left hand and brandishing thunderbolt in his right. BCD Corinth 131. Calciati 450. Ravel 1075b. Lightly toned and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 345-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.60 g, 11 h). Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. I Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard, and a pearl necklace; behind neck, bow and quiver. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 424. Ravel 1033. Well-centered and clear. Minor mark on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 600 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.51 g, 10 h). Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Α - Ρ Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard and laurel wreath on the bowl, and a pearl necklace; behind neck, aegis with Gorgon’s head. BCD Corinth -. BMC 252. Calciati 427. Ravel 1009. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Mid 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 8.61 g, 10 h). Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying to left; below, Ϙ. Rev. Δ-I Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing a Corinthian helmet with a leather neck guard, and a pearl necklace; behind neck, statue of Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and long spear with her left. BCD Corinth 134. Calciati 458. Ravel 1082. Well-centered and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 560 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
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SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 12.24 g, 2 h). ΣΕ Chimaera moving to the left on ground line, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove flying to left with wings open above and below; below dove's neck, Ι; all within an olive wreath tied on the right. BCD Peloponnesos 219. BMC 56. Traité II, 3, 775 and pl. CCXX, 12. Perfectly centered and sharply struck, with attractive light toning. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
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Ex BCD, Gillet, Giesecke and Rhousopoulos!
ELIS. Olympia. 95th Olympiad, 400 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.04 g, 4 h). Eagle’s head and neck to right on round shield with raised rim; below, large incuse F. Rev. F - A Thunderbolt, with volutes above and flames below, on the inside of a shield with a narrow rim and with a curved handle to left and right of the thunderbolt. Gillet 977 (this coin) = Seltman 161a (BU/δδ, this coin). Weber 4044 (= Seltman 161b, now in the BM, London). Extremely rare, one of two examples known. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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MESSENIA. Messene. Achaian League, Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.44 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram; above, ΞΕ; to left, O; to right, P; below, M; all within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 722.6. With an impressive head of Zeus, nicely centered. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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LAKONIA. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Achaian League, Circa 175-168 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.32 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Achaian League monogram with ΛΑ above, ΜΕ below and the pilei of the Dioscouri to left and right; all within laurel wreath. Agrinion 468a. BCD Peloponnesos 849. Clerk 324. SNG Copenhagen 318. With a head of Zeus of unusually fine style and elegance. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 290s/280s-270s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.60 g, 9 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. BMC 1-2. Requier Series 1, D1-R1, 68 (this coin). Rare. Toned. Clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 290s/280s-270s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.85 g, 3 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ (retrograde within laurel wreath). BMC 1-2. Requier Series 1, D3-R3, 79-91. Clear and lightly toned. Erased countermark within a rectangular indent on the reverse, coupled with a curious punch mark on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 265-255 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 5.30 g, 5 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Asklepios seated left on throne with back, holding long scepter with his left hand and extending his right over the head of a snake that coils to left before him; under the throne, hound lying to right; to right, Ε. BCD Peloponnesos 1235. BMFA 1232 (same dies). Requier, Series I, D1/R1, 51 this coin). Extremely rare, one of eleven examples known. Attractively toned. Minor marks and some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa late 250s. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.63 g, 3 h), heavy weight series. Laureate head of Apollo Maleatas to right, his hair falling down the back of his neck. Rev. Asklepios seated left on backless throne, holding long scepter with his left hand and extending his right over the head of a snake that coils to left before him; under the throne, hound lying to right; below seat, ΘΕ; to right, Ε. BCD 1236. BMC 7 var. Jameson 2107 var. Requier, Series II, D1/R2, 55 (this coin). SNG Lockett 2508 var. Extremely rare, one of only a few heavy weight Apollo drachms known. Beautifully toned and most attractive. Minor edge fault, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 9500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 265-255 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.41 g, 6 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Ε within laurel wreath tied at the bottom; below, Π. BCD Peloponnesos 1246 ff. BMC 19-20. Newell 1935, 50. A pleasant piece with a dark patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 125 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 255-250 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.65 g, 8 h), heavy weight. Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left; behind, Ε. Rev. Monogram of ΕΠ within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 1237-1238 (same dies). Requier, Series 2, 159-173 (D1/R1, these dies). Rare. Nicely toned and attractive. Traces of overstriking, probably on a hemidrachm of Phlious, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 250/45 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.64 g, 12 h), light weight series. Laureate head of Apollo Maleatas to right, his hair falling over the nape of his neck. Rev. Bearded Asklepios seated to left on stool, holding a long scepter in his left hand and extending his right over the head of a serpent that coils to left before him; under the throne, hound lying to right; below the seat, ΘΕ; to right, Ε. BCD 1240, BMC 7, Jameson 2107, and SNG Lockett 2508 (all same dies). Requier, Series III, 66 (this coin). Very rare. A lovely, toned coin of fine style. Some very minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 250-245 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.28 g, 9 h), light weight. Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left; behind, Ε. Rev. Monogram of ΕΠ within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 1242 (same dies). Requier, Series 3 [2] 175-189 (D1/R3, these dies). Rare. Clear and toned. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 290s/280s-270s and circa 250-245 BC. (Silver, 7.40 g), Lot of three silver hemidrachms of Epidauros. 1. 18.5 mm, 2.60 g, 8 h. Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. Requier Series 1, D1/R2, 77 (this coin). Overstruck on a hemidrachm of Phlius. 2. 14 mm, 2.47 g, 6 h. Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. Requier Series 1, D4/R4, 113 (this coin) 3. 15 mm, 2.33 g, 7 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. Requier Series 2, D1/R3 191 (this coin). Three (3) silver coins. Very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 225-200 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.88 g, 11 h). Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Epione walking left, holding a bowl in her left hand from which she feeds a goose held with her right, behind her and invisible to the viewer; in the field to left, monogram of ΕΠ; in the field to right, monogram of ΝΚΑ. BCD Peloponnesos 1259.2. BMC 14-15. NCP pl. L, vii var. Rare. Well-centered and clear, with a reddish-gold toning. Somewhat pitted surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa late 4th - late 3rd Century BC. (Bronze, 5.81 g), Lot of three AE coins from Epidauros. 1. 13 mm, 2.01 g, 7 h. Late 4th or early 3rd century. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. E within laurel wreath tied at the bottom. BCD 1224. 2. 12 mm, 1.18 g, 12 h. Early-mid 3rd century. Head of Asklepios to right. Rev. E within laurel wreath tied at the bottom. BMC 16-17. 3. 17 mm, 2.62 g, 8 h. Late 3rd century. Laureate head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Dog lying to right; above, monogram of EΠ; below, monogram of ΠΑ. Rare. BMC 26. Three (3) AE coins. Good fine or better.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Early - late 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 12.73 g), Lot of six AE coins from Epidauros. 1. 12 mm, 1.47 g, 2 h. Early-mid 3rd century. Head of Asklepios to right. Rev. E within laurel wreath tied at the bottom; below, T. BCD 1245.3. 2. 12 mm, 1.47 g, 2 h. Early-mid 3rd century. Head of Asklepios to right. Rev. E within laurel wreath tied at the bottom. BCD 1245 var. 3. 13 mm, 1.74 g, 2 h. Early-mid 3rd century. Head of Asklepios to right. Rev. E within laurel wreath tied at the bottom. BCD 1247 (same dies). 4. 14 mm, 2.51 g, 11 h. Late 3rd century. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Thymiaterion and two cupping vessels. BMC 23. 5. 16 mm, 2.29 g, 5 h. Late 3rd century. Laureate head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Dog lying to right; above, monogram of EΠ; below, monogram of ΕΤ. Rare. BMC 26. 6. 14 mm, 3.25 g, 12 h. Late 3rd century. Laureate head of Asklepios to right. Rev. Dog lying to right; above, monogram of EΠ; below, monogram of ΕΤ. Rare. BMC 26. Six (6) AE coins. Fine or better.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Achaian League, Circa 160-146 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 2.39 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Τ - Ι; above, snake coiled to right; below, IΑ. Agrinion 540-541. BCD Peloponnesos 1263.1. Clerk 163. Rare. Clear, toned and struck on a broad flan. Nearly very fine.
Current Bid: 130 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Achaian League, Late 2nd-early 1st centuries BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.38 g, 11 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Σ - Ω; above, snake coiled to right; below, ΣI. BCD Peloponnesos 1267. Clerk 159. Very rare. Attractively toned. Obverse slightly flat struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Circa 160-146 BC. (Silver, 7.06 g). Lot of three AR coins of the Achaian League from Epidauros. 1. 16 mm, 2.34 g, 3 h. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Τ - Ι; above, snake coiled to right; below, IΑ; below wreath, monogram. Agrinion 540-541. BCD Peloponnesos 1263.1. Clerk 163. 2. 15 mm, 2.35 g, 1 h. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, I - A; above, snake coiled to right; below, T-I and monogram. Agrinion 542. BCD Peloponnesos -. Clerk 163. 3. 15 mm, 2.37 g, 2 h. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Monogram of AX; to left and right, Σ - Ω; above, snake coiled to right; below, ΟΛ. Agrinion -. BCD Peloponnesos 1263.2. Clerk 157. Three (3) silver coins. Good fine or better.
Current Bid: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. after c. 68-69 AD. Assarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.11 g, 9 h), a Corinthian as, struck under the duovir L Caninius Agrippa, countermarked by Epidauros, c. 75 (?). ROMAE ET IMPERIO Turreted head of Tyche/Roma to right, countermarked twice on the face and neck: 1) a serpent entwined staff within a rectangular indent on the neck and back of the head, and, 2) monogram of ΕΠ in a square indent on the cheek. Rev. L CANI AGRIPPAE IIVIR COR Victory moving left, holding wreath and palm. Amandry XXIV, 45. Dl RIIh corr., and note 273 (this piece). Howgego 648 (for the countermark). RPC 1217. Very rare as a countermark. An unusual and intriguing example of a later 1st century AD countermark. Countermark: very fine; Coin: about very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 150 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.58 g, 11 h). ΑΝΤΩ -ΝΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑC [ΕΠΙΔΑ]ΥΡΟΥ Asklepios seated left on throne, stretching his right hand over the head of a snake coiled to left before him, and holding a long scepter with his left; all within tetra style temple with Corinthian capitals and a plinth at about 2/5 of the height of each column; pediment filled with two snakes flanking a poppy. BCD Peloponnesos 1274. BMC 29 = NCP, pl. L, v = Price & Trell 217 and fig. 355 (same reverse die). RPC 4637. Rare. Bold and attractive with an olive green patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 8.70 g, 11 h). ΑΝΤΩ -[ΝΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ] Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑC [ΕΠΙΔΑΥΡΟΥ] Asklepios seated left on throne, stretching his right hand towards the head of a snake coiled to left before him, and holding a long scepter with his left. NCP pl. L, iv. RPC 4638. Rare. Clear and with an attractive black patina. About very fine.
Current Bid: 130 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 6.46 g, 3 h). ΑΝΤΩ -ΝΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑC ΕΠΙ - ΔΑΥΡΟΥ Statue of Hygeia to left, feeding snake from a phiale held in her right hand and resting her left on an uncertain object to her right; all within a tetrastyle round temple with a conical roof. NCP pl. L, vi and pl. GG, viii. RPC 9428.2 (same dies). Very rare, clear, and with a dark patina. Traces of corrosion and careful cleaning/smoothing in the field, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.67 g, 1 h). ΑΝΤΩ -ΝΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΑC ΕΠΙ - ΔΑΥΡΟΥ Draped female figure standing to right (probably Hygeia), holding long sceptre with her right hand and uncertain object in her left, probably a cupping vessel. NCP Suppl. p. 161, 6 = RPC IV, 1, 10963. RPC IV, 1, 7940 (both are the same type, but are differently described). Very rare. Clear and with a dark patina. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 8.60 g, 2 h). ΑΝΤΩ -ΝΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ - Δ -[ΑΥΡ] - ΙΩΝ The infant Asklepios seated on the ground to right, suckled by a goat standing to left; to left, pine tree; to right, a shepherd, Aresthanas, standing to left, holding a lagobolon with his left hand and raising his right towards the sky; on the far right, tree with long branch bending to left. NCP pl. L., i. RPC IV, 1, 5262. SNG Copenhagen 134. Very rare. Dark green patina. About very fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 8.24 g, 6 h). ΑΝΤΩN-ΕΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑCΚΛΗΠΙ - Ο - Υ ΠΑΙΔΕC Two draped figures (probably both female) standing, facing each other and clasping their right hands. NCP -. RPC -. Apparently unpublished and, presumably, unique. A fascinating coin, with a fascinating reverse type. Very rough surfaces, otherwise, good fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidaurus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 22.39 g), Lot of three AE coins of Antoninus Pius from Epidauros. 1. Diassarion. 23 mm, 8.78 g, 4 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple of Asklepios. BCD Peloponnesos 1274. BMC 29 = NCP, pl. L, v = Price & Trell 217 and fig. 355 (same reverse die). RPC 4637. 2. Diassarion. 23.5 mm, 6.46 g, 3 h. Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius with slight drapery on his far shoulder. Rev. Round temple of Hygeia. BCD -. NCP pl. L, vi and pl. GG, viii. RPC 9428.2 3. Diassarion. 22.5 mm, 7.15 g, 3 h. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. The infant Asklepios with a goat and the shepherd Aresthanas. NCP pl. L., i. RPC IV, 1, 5262. SNG Copenhagen 134. . Three (3) AE coins. Fine or better.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidaurus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 43.97 g), Lot of six AE coins of Antoninus Pius from Epidauros. 1. Diassarion. 23.5 mm, 8.31 g, 11 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple of Asklepios. RPC 4637. 2. Diassarion. 24 mm, 7.93 g, 7 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple of Asklepios. RPC 4637. 3. Diassarion. 22 mm, 8.66 g, 11 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple of Asklepios. RPC 4637. 4. Diassarion. 21 mm, 8.61 g, 7 h. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. The infant Asklepios with a goat and the shepherd Aresthanas. NCP pl. L., i. RPC IV, 1, 5262. SNG Copenhagen 134 5. Diassarion. 24 mm, 6.70 g, 3 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius. Rev. ΑC / ΚΛΗ within wreath. Apparently unpublished. 6. Assarion. 12 mm, 3.76 g, 12 h. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑC / ΚΛΗ /ΠΕΙ / Α within wreath, Apparently unpublished. Six (6) AE coins. Nearly fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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ARGOLIS. Epidauros. Septimius Severus, 193-211. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.01 g, 5 h). ...CE ΠΕΡΤ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. [ΙΕΡΑC] ΕΠΙΔ - ΑΥΡΟΥ Poseidon standing to left, holding dolphin in his right hand and a trident with his left. BCD Peloponnesos 1275 (this coin). NCP L, viii = BMC 31 (same reverse but of Caracalla). Very rare. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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ARKADIA, Arkadian League. Megalopolis. Circa 175-168 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.42 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. Pan seated left on rock, his right hand raised and holding lagobolon with his left; above knee, eagle; AP monogram on the left field; to right Δ above Λ. Agrinion 221-226 (this obverse die). BCD 1547.3 (this obverse die). Dengate IIB, 1, 2 (same dies). Lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
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The Finest Numismatic Portrait of Homer!
CYCLADES, Ios. Circa 325-300 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.20 g, 9 h). ΟΜΗΡΟΥ Bearded head of Homer to right, wearing a simple taenia. Rev. ΙΗΤΩΝ within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom. Kraay & Hirmer 535 = Regling, Kunstwerk, 786 = Richter, PG, fig. 121 = Sheedy, Ios and Syros, Touratsoglou Studies, fig. 1, 1. (same obverse die). Monnaies et Médailles 76, 19 September 1991, 717 (Boutin Collection, same dies). Richter, PG, I, p. 48, 1-2 ff. and figs. 25-30 ff. (sculptural portraits of the Apollonios of Tyana type, with long hair falling down the back of the neck). Of the greatest rarity and importance, the finest and most famous of all the numismatic portraits of Homer. Beautifully toned and of the finest late Classical style. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 46000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF
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CYCLADES, Keos. Ioulis. Circa 515-490/80 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.88 g). Bunch of grapes; to left, but here off the flan, dolphin swimming upwards. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC p. 91, 28 ff (Karthaea). Papageorgiadou-Banis Seies I, 41-50. Sheedy 9. SNG Copenhagen 646. Rare and attractive. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1200 CHF
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CYCLADES, Kythnos. Circa 475-460 BC. Third stater (Silver, 16 mm, 4.01 g). Boar’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Jameson 2315 (this coin, attributed to Lycia). A. K. Kyrou, D. N. Artemis, The Silver Coinage of Kythnos in the Early Fifth Century BC, Studies Price, pl. 51, 20 var. Sheedy 30a (this coin). Very rare. Nicely toned. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
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CRETE. Apollonia. Circa late 4th century - early 3rd century BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 11.77 g, 6 h). Beardless, youthful male head to right, apparently laureate and, thus, presumably Apollo. Rev. Tripod lebes with tall ring handles; all within a shallow circular incuse. Apparently unpublished, but cf. BMFA Suppl. 107; Le Rider p.33, 238-243 and pl. VIII, 16-20 (but especially p. 33, 238 and pl. VIII, 16); and Svoronos, Numismatique, p. 10, 3 and pl. I, 3 and addenda, Arch. Eph. 1889 p. 360, 4 and pl. 11, 3. For a hemistater struck from the same dies, see Roma 9, 2015, 263. Of great rarity. Nicely toned and of a typically Cretan, rustic style. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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CRETE. Phaistos. Circa 320-300 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 11.63 g, 2 h). Herakles, bearded and nude save for his lionskin over his head and shoulders, striding to right, grasping one of the Lernean Hydra's heads in his left hand and raising his club to strike it with his right; around his left leg, the coils of the Hydra's tail; in the field to left, Herakles' bow and bowcase. Rev. Bull standing to left. BMFA Suppl. 125 (same dies). Le Rider pl. XXIII, 11 (same dies). Svoronos, Numismatique 66 and pl. XXIV, 23 (same dies - that coin was the Apostolo Zeno example). Very rare, toned, well-struck and with a particularly 'painterly' version of The Second Labor of Herakles on the obverse. A truly splendid example of this coin. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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CRETE. Rhaukos. Circa 300-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.85 g, 2 h). Poseidon, nude, standing right, holding trident in his right hand and holding the reins of a horse, standing right behind him, with his left; on the lower right, obscuring the horse's fore hooves, rock or a curious die break. Rev. PAY - KION Ornamental trident head. BMC 3. Le Rider p. 29, 168-169 and pl. VI, 9-10 . Svoronos, Numismatique 9 and pl. XXIX, 14. Toned. Some roughness and areas of flat striking, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Unpublished variety
KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Asander, circa 47-17 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.19 g, 12 h), regnal year ς = 6 = 42/1 BC. Diademed head of Asander to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike striding left on prow of galley, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left; in the inner left field, ς (retrograde). Anokhin 229 var. = Frolova 11 var. = MacDonald 196 var. = RPC I 1848 var. (date not retrograde, and with a monogram below). An unpublished variety. Very clear and attractive. Obverse very slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
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Second known example
NORTHWEST ASIA MINOR. Uncertain mint. Circa 475-450 BC. Hemistater (Silver, 16.5 mm, 5.99 g, 2 h). Cow standing to left on a dotted groundline, her head turned back to right, her right fore- and hind-hooves raised, and her tail flicking over her back, with, below her, a suckling calf kneeling to right. Rev. Head of a youthful male African, perhaps a Nubian, with prominent lips, kinky hair and a dotted neck truncation. See Gemini IV, 2008, 195 (same dies), for the first known example of this type, otherwise unpublished. Of great rarity, apparently by far the best of four known examples. Well-centered and both enigmatic and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 50000 CHF
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A Sinope Didrachm with Illustrious pedigree
PAPHLAGONIA. Sinope. Circa 200-120 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.30 g, 11 h). Turreted head of Tyche to left; struck with a countermark, within a circular indent, of a rayed head of Helios facing, with, between the rays, Σ-Ι-Ν-Ω-Π-Ε[-Ω-Ν] . Rev. Σ[Ι] - ΝΩ Poseidon seated to left on a backless throne, holding a dolphin in his right hand and a trident with his left; in the field to right, Β; struck with a relief countermark of a laureate head of Zeus to left. BMC 34 (for the countermark). RG 47. Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1515-1517. Very attractively toned, with some uncleaned deposits as found. Countermark slightly misstruck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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BITHYNIA. Herakleia Pontika. Circa 394-352 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.27 g, 12 h). Bearded head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΗΡΑΚ - ΛΕΙΑ Club to right. Rec. gén. I, 12. SNG BM 1577. SNG Stancomb 812. A very attractively toned example of very fine Classical style. Very minor deposits as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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BITHYNIA. Kios. Circa 340-330. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.64 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Hierokles. Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair long and falling down the back of his neck. Rev. ΙΕΡΟ - ΚΛΗΣ Prow of war galley to left, with an eye at the front and with the side of the forward fighting platform ornamented with a multi-pointed star; above, club to left; in the field to left, over the ram, eagle with folded wings standing to left. Cf. Gulbenkian 601 (same magistrate but different dies), Traité II, 2, 2852 and pl. CLXXX, 3 (same magistrate), and Waddington, RG, pl. XLIX, 2 (same obverse die) and 3 (same magistrate). Extremely rare. Well-centered and well-struck, of splendid late Classical style, and struck from finely engraved dies. Very minor marks and traces of die rust, obverse struck from a very slightly worn die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 75000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.13 g). Forepart of a ram to left, with tunny fish swimming upwards at the truncation. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 46. Very rare. Bold and clear. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 16.18 g). Head of a goat with long beard to left; below truncation, tunny fish swimming upwards to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1421. Rosen 438. SNG Paris 186. Von Fritze I, 48. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.08 g). Bearded male head to left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen, ACNAC 5, 446 (same dies). Cf. SNG Paris 194 (hekte). Von Fritze I, 66 and pl. II, 19 (same dies). Very rare. With an impressive male head of fine late Archaic style. Slightly struck and with a flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.71 g). Bearded male head to left; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I, 66. SNG Paris, 194. Well-centered and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 22 mm, 16.06 g). Head of a warrior wearing a Corinthian helmet to left - his eye can be seen in the eye slit - with a crest attached to the helmet by a band decorated by cords and pellets, and with a serpent's head and neck a the front; below, tunny to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA -. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze I, 81 and pl. II, 36. Very rare and attractive. The finest example known! Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18.5 mm, 15.43 g). Lion scalp facing; below, tunny fish swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1473 = Warren 1536. Greenwell 113. Von Fritze 82. Rare. With an interesting obverse type, reminiscent of the coins of Samos. Small planchet flaws - not cuts - on the obverse and struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 12 mm, 2.72 g). Chimaera moving to left: with a lion's head and body, a goat's head and neck emerging from his back (but looking to right) and a serpent-headed tail; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Paris 201. Von Fritze 97. A splendid, well-centered example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 550-500 BC. Stater (Electrum, 18 mm, 15.90 g). Griffin, raising right forepaw, standing left on tunny swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Boston 1455. Greenwell 143. SNG Paris 239-240. Von Fritze 99. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.17 g). Winged dog seated left, his head turned back to right; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1433. Greenwell 140. SNG Paris 245. Von Fritze I, 104. Rare. Lightly toned and struck in high relief. A few minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 15.93 g). Nude youth riding dolphin to left, holding a tunny by the tail in his right hand; below, tunny left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1486. SNG Paris 251. Von Fritze I, 110 and pl.III, 29. Unusually clear and attractive, and well-centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 16.15 g). Gorgoneion facing, with open mouth, protruding tongue and serpent hair; below, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1445 = Warren 1492. SNG Paris -. Von Fritze 129. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 20000 CHF
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 425-400 BC. Stater (Electrum, 19 mm, 16.04 g). Head of Zeus-Ammon to right with a ram's ear and horn; below, tunny right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1520. Gulbenkian 640. SNG Paris 281. Von Fritze I, 130, pl. IV, 16. Extremely rare and impressive. Some light scratches and scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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Alexander the Great?
MYSIA. Kyzikos. Circa 400-330 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.67 g). Military man standing to left, diademed, wearing cloak hanging over his shoulders and behind his left arm, heavy belt and under-skirt, raising his right hand in salute and resting his left on his waist, and, in the crook of his left arm and going behind his back, a short, downward pointing spear; below his feet, tunny fish to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished, save for the slightly inferior pieces that appeared as Roma 9, 2015, 337 and Triton XIII, 2010, 175 (both from same dies as this). Hurter & Liewald -. von Fritze -. A fascinating and attractive hekte, the finest of the three known examples), with a clear representation of a human, non-mythological figure. Well-centered and nicely toned. Minor scuffs on the obverse. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 5.05 g, 11 h). Janiform female head, wearing a double stephane and a circular earring. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to left within a shallow incuse square; behind, amphora. Baldwin, Lampsakos, pl. V, 20 = de Luÿnes 2479 = SNG Paris 1125 (same dies). Extremely rare with this symbol, the second example known, with the other in Paris. Of astonishingly attractive late Archaic style, with a reverse die that is surely the finest of all the reverses of this series. Minor roughness, die-break on the reverse, and struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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A Beautifully Struck and Centered Lampsakos Stater
MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 412 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20.5 mm, 15.23 g). Forepart of Pegasos with curved wings to left, surrounded by a vine with leaves and bunches of grapes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Electrum pl. I, 11. BMC 9. BMFA 1582. SNG Paris 1111. SNG von Aulock 1292 var. (Ξ below Pegasos). Clear, well-struck, well-centered and unusually nice. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 40000 CHF
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MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 400-370 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.45 g, 12 h). Head of Athena facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet with raised earflaps, a pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. Forepart of Pegasos to right. Baldwin 20 and pl. II, 14 (same dies). SNG Paris 1141 = Traité II 2, 2541 and pl. CLXXI, 7 (same dies). Very rare. With a light reddish tone. Very minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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MYSIA. Lampsakos. Circa 360. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.45 g, 11 h). Veiled head of Demeter to left, wearing a wreath of lotus flowers, pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. Forepart of winged horse to right within a very shallow incuse square. Baldwin, Lampsakos 16. BMC 27. SNG Paris 1157 = Traité II, 2544. Very rare. With an elegant, dignified and high relief portrait of Demeter. Some very minor flatness of strike on the reverse, and struck from very slightly rusty dies, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 75000 CHF
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KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.16 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 1604-9. Westermark Group II, obverse die V.XXV. Perfectly centered and sharply struck, with a powerful, almost brutal portrait. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.05 g, 1 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 BN 1604-9. Westermark Group III, obverse die V.XXVIII. With an exceptional portrait of fine style, slightly less starkly brutal than the previous. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
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TROAS. Assos. Circa 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 4.01 g, 4 h). Griffin seated to left, outstretching his left forepaw and raising his right; all within a circular, linear border. Rev. Lion's head to right, with open jaws and protruding tongue; all within an incuse square. BMC 1. BMFA 1626 = Warren 1040 and pl. XXIV. Traité II, 2, 2298 and pl. CLXIII, 25. Rare. Very well struck, with vigorously bold types, a remarkably impressive coin. Some minor marks and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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TROAS. Assos. Circa 500-480 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.57 g, 7 h). Ithyphallic satyr, with a full beard and long hair falling behind his head in queue, running to right in the Archaic "kneeling-running" position, his left arm raised and his right lowered. Rev. Lion's head to right, with open jaws and protruding tongue; all within an incuse square. BMC 1 (as Termera in Caria) = Traité II, 1, 692, pl. XVIII (as Termera in Caria, but with the obverse figure identified as Herakles). De Luynes 1529 ('Lete') = HPM p. 236, 15 and pl. XVII, 21 (Siris in alliance with Galepsos) = Traité II, 1 1582, pl. L, 22 ('Lete'). Extremely rare. With a vigorous and wild depiction of a satyr of great power. Probably the finest of the few known examples. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Earliest issue from Dardanos - one of just three known
TROAS. Dardanos. Circa 550-500 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 5.24 g), silver proto-coin, c. 550. Cock standing to right, above, quatrefoil of pellets; before two pellets. Rev. Two square incuse punches of uneven size. Unpublished but cf. BMC Troas p. XLII for type. Same dies as Roma XV, 2018, 137 & Naumann 92, 2020, 154. The third known example. A fascinating coin, and from the earliest issue of the mint. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF TROAS, Tenedos. Circa 100-70 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 16.58 g, 12 h). Janiform head composed of a laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left and a diademed head of Hera to right. Rev. ΤΕΝΕΔΙΩΝ Double axe; to left, monogram of ΤΕ reversed and a bunch of grapes; to right, Artemis standing to left, holding a leaping stag by the horns; all within laurel wreath. Callataÿ, Tenedos 5 (this coin). A very rare early issue, nicely toned and with a fine pedigree. Flan flaw on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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LESBOS. Unattributed early mint. Circa 500-450 BC. 1/4 Stater (Silver, 15 mm, 3.10 g), Phocaic standard, c. 500-460. Two profile boar's heads nose-to-nose, forming a single facing boar's scalp. Rev. Incuse square divided into four triangles. Jameson 1463. Rosen 541. Very rare. Struck in surprisingly good silver, rather than the usual billon. Some porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 750 CHF
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LESBOS. Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 9 mm, 2.59 g, 9 h). Head of lion with open jaws to right; dotted truncation. Rev. Head of a calf to right, with truncation marked by an incuse rectangle; all incuse. Bodenstedt 12 e/ε. A very attractive, sharp, toned, and beautifully centered example. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2000 CHF
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One of four known!
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 650-600 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 17 mm, 8.74 g), Samian-Euboic standard. Rough plain surface. Rev. Bipartite incuse square. Unpublished, and one of only four or five examples known. The same reverse die was used on comparable staters, as CNG MBS 73, 2006, 339 and Triton VIII, 2005, 438. An extraordinary coin! With its blank 'obverse' and punched reverse, it stands at the dawn of coinage: between a pure ingot and an actual coin. Nearly as made.
Current Bid: 12000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
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Unique, the First Human Head on a Coin
IONIA. Uncertain mint, Miletus?. Circa 650-600 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 15 mm, 7.21 g), Milesian standard. On the left, forepart of a roaring lion to right, facing, on the right, a male bust to left; all on a striated field. Rev. Two rough incuse square punches separated by a cleft. Linzalone 1045 (this coin). See also the two coins in the Rosen Collection, Monnaies et Médailles 72, 1987, 19 (a trite with only the male bust visible, but struck from the same obverse die and both reverse punches) and also 28 (a hekte with only the male bust visible, but struck from both the same obverse die and at least one of the reverse punches); and the double struck stater as Linzalone 1044. Unique. A fascinating glimpse at one of the earliest coins: this must be related to the slightly earlier electrum pieces with a completely striated obverse surfaces paired with one to three reverse punches. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 95000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
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IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 20 mm, 16.56 g), Phokaic standard. Chimaera, with a lion's body, open jaws and a heavy mane, a goats head and neck, and a serpent tail, standing left. Rev. Two irregular incuse squares of unequal size. BMC Ionia 41 and pl. II, 2 = PCG I A, 18. Extremely rare and of great interest. Minor die rust and edge splits, otherwise, good very fine.
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IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Stater (Electrum, 21 mm, 16.67 g), Phokaic standard. Ithyphallic donkey walking to left on a raised circular disc (a shield?). Rev. One large irregular incuse square flanked by two smaller ones (all separately struck with the smaller squares both struck by the same punch. SNG Kayhan-. Traité-. Weidauer-. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearances . Of the greatest rarity, apparently unique and hitherto unknown. Boldly struck and powerful. Minor marks and struck from a rather smooth and undetailed obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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IONIA. Uncertain mint, perhaps Smyrna. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 16 mm, 8.38 g), Phokaic standard. Head of a roaring lion to right, his jaws open wide. Rev. Slightly irregular incuse square. Cf. Cahn, Knidos pl. 20, 1 = Traité I, 1, 177 and pl. V, 5 (stater, but obverse stylistically different and with a completely different reverse). Linzalone 1077 (this coin, attributed to Smyrna). Cf. Rosen 313 = Monnaies et Médailles 72, 1987, 76 (1/6th stater). Cf. Weidauer 183-4 (staters, but of a different style). Unique. Clear, well-struck and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 50000 CHF
Estimate: 60000 CHF
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IONIA. Uncertain, perhaps Samos. Circa 600-570 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 19 mm, 8.70 g), Euboic-Samian standard. Surface with irregular markings resembling letter forms. Rev. A square and a rectangle incuse, each with irregular markings. Unpublished. Extremely rare, and of a most curious design. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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IONIA. Uncertain mint, perhaps Erythrae . Circa 600-570 BC. Hemistater (Electrum, 16 mm, 7.02 g). A complex floral design. Rev. Two rough incuse square punches separated by a central rectangular incuse punch. Unpublished, but from the same series as Linzalone 1139-1142 and cf. the 1/24th stater, SNG Kayhan 1531, with which it shares a reverse punch. Of great rarity, and with a complex, entwined floral design. Very fine.
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Perhaps the finest known
IONIA. Uncertain mint. Circa 550-500 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.99 g). Head of a calf to left, with his neck truncation marked off by a band of pellets between two lines, and with a five-pointed rosette on his lower jaw. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. CNG E449, 2019, 153, otherwise unpublished. Very rare, and attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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IONIA. Ephesos. Phanes, circa 625-600 BC. Trite (Electrum, 14 mm, 4.67 g). ΦΑΝΕΟΣ (retrograde in archaic letters) Stag grazing 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. Kraay & Hirmer 585. SNG München 14. Weidauer 40. Very rare, perhaps the best example still in private hands, and a coin of great importance. Very minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 42000 CHF
Estimate: 50000 CHF
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Elegant bust of Artemis
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 340-325 BC. Octobol (Silver, 17.5 mm, 5.04 g, 12 h), Rhodian standard, struck under the magistrate Themistagoras. Diademed bust of Artemis to right, her hair tied into an open knot at the back, wearing a pendant earring, traces of drapery, and with her bow and quiver over her left shoulder. Rev. [Θ]ΕΜΙΣΤΑΓΟ[ΡΑΣ] /Ε - Φ Forepart of a stag kneeling to right, his head turned back to left; in the field to left, behind the stag, palm tree; in the field to right, bee flying to right. This magistrate unpublished on octobols save for auction appearances; he was previously known from his appearance on tetradrachms, as SNG Copenhagen 222. With a bust of Artemis of exceptionally fine late Classical style. Beautifully toned and remarkably elegant. Very minor metal faults and some uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 4500 CHF
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IONIA. Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.0 mm, 2.57 g). Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. BMFA 1806-7. SNG von Aulock 1942. Lightly toned, with a particularly fine head of Herakles. About extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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