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15. June 2019
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Lot 19
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos, or a very early Celtic imitation. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.88 g, 10 h), a coin of very good style but with some anomalies. Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 52. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1042. Boldly struck and very attractively toned. Test cut on the reverse and pierced twice, probably to be used as jewelry, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Vinchon 25 May 1998, 484: while un-noted in the auction catalogue, an earlier pedigree going back to the 1920s can be assumed by the coin's fine surfaces and toning.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jul 2019 16:09:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Sep 2020 13:28:33 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
260 CHF by col143 (Bids: 10)

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Lot 19
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos, or a very early Celtic imitation. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.88 g, 10 h), a coin of very good style but with some anomalies. Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 52. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1042. Boldly struck and very attractively toned. Test cut on the reverse and pierced twice, probably to be used as jewelry, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Lot 20
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 1st century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 38 mm, 17.09 g, 2 h), a late imitation of the Thasian tetradrachms, but still recognizable, Cclass V. Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Garbled inscription Celticized Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm, and resting his right hand on club; inner left, H; inscription in the form of parallel rows of pellets. Lanz 983ff. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class V. Attractively toned and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Lot 21
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CELTIC. Danube Region. Circa 1st Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.36 g, 12 h), a particularly late imitation of the Thasian tetradrachms, class V. Celticized head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Celticized inscription Herakles rendered as a stick figure. Lanz -. Göbl OTA pl. 46 Class IV var. Cf. Naumann 30 (2015), 12, UBS 77 (2008) 573 for examples from the same reverse die. Extremely rare. A particularly unusual coin even among the imitations, struck from a very distinctive reverse die; toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
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