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8 December 2018
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Lot 65
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachn (Silver, plated, 27.5 mm, 12.62 g, 1 h), c. 250-200 or later, imitating a Lampsakos issue of, c. 297-281. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left, ΔΞ monogram; in exergue, crescent with points to left. Thompson 399. Müller 49. A very interesting, toned and well centered example. Good very fine.



Here we have a perfectly plated tetradrachm distinguished from the official issues only by its weight and, maybe, by its style. No traces of the copper core are apparent: only after careful observation can some be noted in the eye. The style of the portrait, which fits better in the second half of the 3rd century and on into the 2nd, indicates that it was produced around that time, but with based on a lifetime prototype dating to 297-281 as shown by the reverse. Thus, the ancient forger paired an "up-to-date" contemporary and floridly Hellenistic-style obverse with an "antique" reverse. The wear shows us that it circulated unnoticed for quite a while before it was lost. Perhaps its last owner discovered that something was amiss and got rid of it? A very interesting coin, indeed.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
08 Dec 2018 16:32:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
19 Sep 2021 03:35:13 CEST
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Closed
Hammer Price:
200 CHF by tschurak (Bids: 3)

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Lot 65
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachn (Silver, plated, 27.5 mm, 12.62 g, 1 h), c. 250-200 or later, imitating a Lampsakos issue of, c. 297-281. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left, ΔΞ monogram; in exergue, crescent with points to left. Thompson 399. Müller 49. A very interesting, toned and well centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 66
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Adaios, circa 275-225 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.20 g, 8 h). Head of boar to right. Rev. AΔA Spearhead to right, with two monograms below. SNG Copenhagen 1186. Well struck with an appealing green-brown patina and a particularly naturalistic obverse. Skillfully cleaned, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Lot 67
Starting Price: 75 CHF
THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Siris. Circa 525-480 BC. Trihemiobol or 1/8 Stater (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.79 g). Satyr with tail crouching right, holding rhyton; pellet behind and before. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally. HPM p. 82, 19, pl. VIII, 12. SNG ANS 973 (as Lete). Bright and clear; particularly uncommon with the rhyton. Slightly porous, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
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