obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 357
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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LAKONIA. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Circa 90-60/50 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.36 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Herakles to right. Rev. Λ-A Amphora flanked by the caps of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars; ΔA monogram to lower left, ME monogram to lower right; the whole within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos -. Grunauer Group VIII, Series 8, 34 (V23/R31). HGC 5, 613. SNG Copenhagen 556 (same dies). Well-centered and attractive toning. Obverse die wear, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, acquired from Vinchon on 26 April 1999.

The amphora was the all-purpose shipping container used by the Greeks and Romans. It was a narrow-bodied vase often with a pointed bottom and two handles, and was used for storing both liquid and dry materials during transport. They were mass produced in such quantities that it was not feasible to retain them after use, so they were often destroyed after reaching their destination. In fact, the nearly 150 meter high, one kilometer in circumference Mt. Testaccio on the banks of the Tiber in Rome is an artificial mountain made entirely from amphora fragments. Amphorae have been studied extensively and their typologies and chronologies are well understood. Thus they are incredibly important for dating ancient shipwreck sites as well as determining the ship's point of origin.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 16:58:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
30 Oct 2020 13:32:20 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
220 CHF by KabinettStueck (Bids: 9)

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Lot 357
Starting Price: 75 CHF
LAKONIA. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Circa 90-60/50 BC. Triobol or Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.36 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Herakles to right. Rev. Λ-A Amphora flanked by the caps of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars; ΔA monogram to lower left, ME monogram to lower right; the whole within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos -. Grunauer Group VIII, Series 8, 34 (V23/R31). HGC 5, 613. SNG Copenhagen 556 (same dies). Well-centered and attractive toning. Obverse die wear, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Lot 358
Starting Price: 75 CHF
LAKONIA. Lakedaimon (Sparta). Circa 48-35 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.70 g, 6 h). Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi to right, each wearing pilos. Rev. Λ-A / Σ-Ι Two amphorae within wreath. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 893,1 (Σ between the amphorae). Grunauer XV, 4, 14. HGC 5, 629. Green patina; excellent condition for this scarce Spartan issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Lot 359
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ARKADIA. Kleitor. Circa 300-270/60 BC. Triobol (Silver, 15 mm, 2.66 g, 2 h). Radiate head of Helios facing, with cloak tied around his neck. Rev. ΚΛΗ Bull butting to right; above head, O. BCD Peloponnesos 143 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 225. Attractively toned; a scarce type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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