obolos 14
15. December 2019
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Lot 426
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 20.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h). MEMΦIC (retrograde) Priest standing facing with his face turned to left presenting offerings to the statue of Apis . Rev. Nilus seated to right, holding reed and cornucopia; crowned by Alexandria standing left before him. Dattari-Savio 11614 (this piece). A fascinating tessera with interesting iconography. Extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, ex Naville 30, 2 April 2017, 372 and from the Dattari Collection.

The reverse depiction of Alexandria crowning the Nile reminds us that as Alexandria was built at the mouth of the Nile, in a way the city itself is the crown, the jewel of the Nile. Thus, Alexandria is here crowning Nilus both metaphorically and literally.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 19:33:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
20 Jan 2020 21:11:45 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
950 CHF by Caro16 (Bids: 8)

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Lot 426
Starting Price: 300 CHF
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 20.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h). MEMΦIC (retrograde) Priest standing facing with his face turned to left presenting offerings to the statue of Apis . Rev. Nilus seated to right, holding reed and cornucopia; crowned by Alexandria standing left before him. Dattari-Savio 11614 (this piece). A fascinating tessera with interesting iconography. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 427
Starting Price: 200 CHF
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 28 mm, 12.35 g, 12 h). Nilus reclining to left, holding reed and cornucopia. Rev. Euthenia reclining to left, on a Sphinx. Dattari-Savio 11673 (this tessera). Dattari 6468, pl. XXXVII, 6468 (this piece). Flan fault on obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Lot 428
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Anonymous, Circa 214 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 40.96 g, 12 h). Head of Hercules to right, wearing boar's skin headdress; behind, mark of value (•••). Rev. ROMA Bull charging to right, above serpent to right; above, mark of value (•••). Crawford 39/2. Sydenham 94. Scarce. Some roughness and pitting on the reverse; repatinated, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
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