home
current auction
current webauction
past auctions
webshop
registration
contact nomos
Nomos 1 6 May 2009
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Go to Lot:
back to overview
back to overview
previous page
previous page next page
next page
up
up
up/down to change overview
Lot 21
Estimate: 10000 CHF
SICILY, Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.65 g 6). Head of Silenos to right Rev. KAT-A-NAIΩN Winged thunderbolt flanked by two shields. Boerhringer “Katan...”, Series III, Li 5; Rizzo pl. XIV 19. SNG ANS 1264. SNG Lloyd 911. Very rare. Attractively toned and exceptionally nice. A superb piece free from the usual crystallization found with these small coins, good extremely fine.


Yet another magnificent late 5th century Sicilian fraction designed by a master engraver. The Greeks were often very involved with and very observant of their coinage, far more so than any other people, but especially so in Sicily. They competed to have the finest engravers for their large tetradrachms, but they also insisted on having fractions of superb quality as well. This head of the balding and bearded Silenos has to be viewed as an absolute masterpiece; if it were the size of a stater it would surely be considered one of the greatest coins of later 5th century Sicily.
Magnifier
Current Status
Online bidding closes: 06 May 2009 14:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 21 Mar 2019 14:30:27 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF

Bidding will be closed precisely at the time indicated; any bids received after that time will NOT be executed. Please be aware that electronic transmission times can vary so that bids sent very near the closing time may, in fact, arrive AFTER bidding closes, thus resulting in your bid being rejected.

You must be a registered and approved bidder in order to bid. All bidder registrations must be approved: Registration is open until 24 hours prior to the sale. All winning bids placed on our site are subject to a buyer's fee of 20%. By placing a bid on a lot in this sale you have both entered into a legally binding contract to purchase that lot, and have also accepted the Terms of Use found on this website. Please bid in WHOLE SWISS FRANC AMOUNTS only (125, 400, 1098, etc.): an error message will result if you use a decimal point (.), a letter or any other character (+, %, etc.) in your bid.


Minimum Bid increments
0 - 100 ⇒ 5
100 - 200 ⇒ 10
200 - 500 ⇒ 20
500 - 1'000 ⇒ 50
1'000 - 2'000 ⇒ 100
2'000 - 5'000 ⇒ 200
5'000 - 10'000 ⇒ 500
10'000 - 20'000 ⇒ 1'000
20'000 - 50'000 ⇒ 2'000
50'000 - 100'000 ⇒ 5'000
100'000 - 200'000 ⇒ 10'000
200'000 - 500'000 ⇒ 20'000
500'000 - 1'000'000 ⇒ 50'000
1'000'000 - 2'000'000 ⇒ 100'000
2'000'000 - 5'000'000 ⇒ 200'000
from 5'000'000 ⇒ 500'000

Lot 21
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
SICILY, Katane. Circa 431-415 BC. Litra (Silver, 0.65 g 6). Head of Silenos to right Rev. KAT-A- ...
Lot 22
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Current Bid: No Bids
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 8). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ Biga of mules walking to left, dr ...
Lot 23
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.29 g 6). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ (retrograde) The Nymph Messana st ...