obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 1039
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
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Eastern Mediterranean Area. Third Century BC on into Roman Times. Gaming Counter (Bronze, 32.5x6.5 mm, 50.42 g), with a raised, flat edge with an engraved line around at the center. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; around, border of large globules. Rev. Plain. No parallel found as yet. This large and thick piece must be for gaming: it is certainly not a weight and lack of any traces of an attachment on the reverse makes it unlikely to be a decoration for furniture or something similar. Very dark patina with some deposits. Some minor scrapes and marks; fine green patina, otherwise, very fine.

Current Status
Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 23:39:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
10 Aug 2020 13:11:10 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
200 CHF by MailBidder7699 (Bids: 1)

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Lot 1039
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Eastern Mediterranean Area. Third Century BC on into Roman Times. Gaming Counter (Bronze, 32.5x6.5 mm, 50.42 g), with a raised, flat edge with an engraved line around at the center. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; around, border of large globules. Rev. Plain. No parallel found as yet. This large and thick piece must be for gaming: it is certainly not a weight and lack of any traces of an attachment on the reverse makes it unlikely to be a decoration for furniture or something similar. Very dark patina with some deposits. Some minor scrapes and marks; fine green patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1040
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Late 5th-6th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze inlaid with silver, 33x33.5 mm, 53.00 g), uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with an engraved design, silver inlays, and with flat edges. Cruciform monogram above large Γ° - Β. Rev. Plain but with traces of adjustment marks. No other 2-ounkia weights with cruciform monograms above the weight letters are known to us. An attractive example with dark green glossy patina; very unusual with the monogram. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Lot 1041
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 6-grammata = 1-sicilicus = 1 1/2-nomismata (Bronze or brass, 14x14x4 mm, 6.66 g), a thin, square ‘Imperial’ commercial (or coin?)-weight with bifacial edges (as MAH B4), nomisma of 4.48 g. Half-length engraved busts of two facing crowned and draped imperial figures; below, S. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 106-108. Nomos 13, 2016, 339. With roughly and rather crudely engraved figures, and with tan-gold patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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