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15. June 2019
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Lot 237
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
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AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 420 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.09 g, 1 h), Stratos. Horned and bearded head of the river god Acheloos to right; below, crescent with points downwards. Rev. ΣTP in a shallow incuse square. BCD 357. Imhoof-Blumer, A. 163, 8 var. Extremely rare; the third and best example known. Slightly porous and struck from a very worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.



Not only were the early coins of the Akarnanian Confederacy issued in very small numbers, they were also used, apparently constantly, over a long period of time, with most surviving specimens being extremely worn (as BCD Akarnania lot 7). Given the remoteness of Akarnania, 5th century coins would have continued to circulate until down into the 3rd century. This piece is actually – by far – one of the finest known examples.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jul 2019 17:58:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
27 Oct 2020 21:28:34 CET
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Hammer Price:
700 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 6)

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Lot 237
Starting Price: 300 CHF
AKARNANIA, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy). Circa 420 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.09 g, 1 h), Stratos. Horned and bearded head of the river god Acheloos to right; below, crescent with points downwards. Rev. ΣTP in a shallow incuse square. BCD 357. Imhoof-Blumer, A. 163, 8 var. Extremely rare; the third and best example known. Slightly porous and struck from a very worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 238
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LOKRIS. Lokris Opuntii. Circa 338-316 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.73 g, 11 h). Head of Persephone to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring. Rev. ΟΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ Ajax, nude, advancing to right, holding sword in his right hand and shield with his left; interior of shield adorned with serpent; below, kantharos. BCD 98. BMC 9-12. Nicolet & Oeconomides series 4, 129-134. SNG Copenhagen 50. Nicely toned and of good style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Lot 239
Starting Price: 50 CHF
PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 485-480 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 13.5 mm, 2.93 g, 2 h). Bull’s head facing. Rev. Φ-O-K-I Head of Artemis to right, her hair tied up in a krobylos, wearing necklace and pearl diadem. BCD 190 (same dies). Williams 22 (O17/R16). Slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
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