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Nomos 10 18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 6
Estimate: 1500 CHF
SICILY, Katane. c. 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.84 g 6). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ Winged thunderbolt between two shields. Boehringer, Kataneische LI 6-7. Rizzo pl. XIV, 18 var. SNG ANS 1266. A remarkably attractive example, nicely toned and with some original luster. Some minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.


Ex Nomos 7, 15 May 2013, 9, from the Spina Collection, ex Triton VII, 13 January 2004, 55.

The superlative quality of the die engraving for this coin has impelled some cataloguers to attribute it to a known engraver like Euainetos (or Kimon, why not?). In any case, it is yet another example of how the minters of the Sicilian cities lavished great care on even the smallest silver pieces. This coin amply proves that it was surely a matter of prestige and pride for local citizens to have even minor denominations made with outstanding artistry.
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Current Status
Online bidding closes: 18 May 2015 11:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 24 Mar 2019 14:16:01 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF

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Lot 6
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
SICILY, Katane. c. 415/3-404 BC. Litra (Silver, 12mm, 0.84 g 6). Head of Silenos to left, wearing ivy w ...
Lot 7
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
SICILY, Leontini. c. 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.06 g 3), by the ‘Maestro della foglia’. ...
Lot 8
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
SICILY, Naxos. c. 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.09 g 6). Head of the youthful river-god Assin ...