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11. October 2020
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Lot 345
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
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CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 330 BC. Trihemidrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.87 g, 9 h). Q The hero Bellerophon on Pegasos flying to right, with his right hand stabbing down with his lead-tipped spear. Rev. Chimaera at bay to left, about to be killed by Bellerophon; below, amphora; between hind legs, ΔΙ. BCD Corinth 145 (this coin). HGC 4, 1854. Warren Group V.A.1.2. Nicely toned and centered. About very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, and from the BCD Collection, Lanz 105, 26 November 2001, 145 and Glendining’s, 5 October 1987, 76.

This coin is particularly interesting in that it depicts separately on obverse and reverse the legend of the Corinthian hero Bellerophon killing the monster Chimaera. The Chimaera was a deadly fire-breathing monster with three heads: that of a lion, a she-goat, and a serpent. Bellerophon was able to defeat the beast by flying above her on his winged steed, Pegasos, shooting arrows down on her to weaken her. Once she was exhausted, he was tipping his spear with lead which he then thrust into the inferno within her throat. The molten metal then solidified in her organs, killing her.
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11 Oct 2020 16:52:30 CEST
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30 Oct 2020 01:44:43 CET
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Hammer Price:
4000 CHF by MailBidder8381 (Bids: 15)

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Lot 345
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 330 BC. Trihemidrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.87 g, 9 h). Q The hero Bellerophon on Pegasos flying to right, with his right hand stabbing down with his lead-tipped spear. Rev. Chimaera at bay to left, about to be killed by Bellerophon; below, amphora; between hind legs, ΔΙ. BCD Corinth 145 (this coin). HGC 4, 1854. Warren Group V.A.1.2. Nicely toned and centered. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Lot 346
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 345-307 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 8.40 g, 6 h). Ϙ below Pegasus with straight wing flying to left. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing Corinthian helmet with a neck flap; below, ΔI; behind, pine cone. BCD Corinth 124 (this coin). Calciati 444. Ravel 1071. A lovely example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Lot 347
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 335-306 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 6.5 mm, 1.68 g, 10 h). Q Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Ornate trident head; in left field, ΔΙ; in right field, filleted thyrsos. BCD Corinth 246 (this coin). HGC 4, 1911. Price Class A, Group V, 44. Brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
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