obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 106
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
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MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.31 g, 1 h). Satyr, lying back to right, using both hands to tip up a wine amphora so that he can drink the last dregs out of it. Rev. Τ - Ε Goat standing to right on ground line; all within incuse square. BMC 9. De Luÿnes 1548. Hardwick group VI, pl. 29, 17. SNG Copenhagen 342. Traité II 1044 and pl. CCCXVIII, 11. A very artistically arranged scene of a drunken satyr. Rough surfaces, horn silver on the reverse and porous as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.



This coin bears a fascinating and endearing depiction of a satyr, but we can't be quite sure of what he is doing. Is he preparing to become seriously drunk by looking into an amphora to see how full it is before lifting it up and drinking it down? Or is he sadly looking into an almost empty amphora, unhappy to see how little wine is left? In any case, the engraver responsible for this obverse die has produced a perfect illustration of the wild Dionysiac revels so characteristic of the northern Greek mythological landscape.
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Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 15:53:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
25 Oct 2020 18:18:42 CET
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Hammer Price:
1200 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 7)

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Lot 106
Starting Price: 200 CHF
MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 2.31 g, 1 h). Satyr, lying back to right, using both hands to tip up a wine amphora so that he can drink the last dregs out of it. Rev. Τ - Ε Goat standing to right on ground line; all within incuse square. BMC 9. De Luÿnes 1548. Hardwick group VI, pl. 29, 17. SNG Copenhagen 342. Traité II 1044 and pl. CCCXVIII, 11. A very artistically arranged scene of a drunken satyr. Rough surfaces, horn silver on the reverse and porous as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 107
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MACEDON. Terone. Late 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.29 g, 2 h). Oinochoe to left; to right, stork trying to drink wine from the oinochoe. Rev. T-E-P-O around quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group IV, 16. HGC 3.1, 703. SNG ANS -. Very rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Lot 108
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander I, 498-454 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.45 g), Aigai. Spear head. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein 119. SNG ANS 1003. SNG Copenhagen 464. Tzamalis, Nomismatika Khronika 17 (1998), p. 15, 37 (as uncertain Thraco-Macedonian). Porous as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 61 CHF
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