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Nomos 16 10 May 2018, 18:00 CEST

Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 55
Estimate: 65000 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 380 BC. Drachm (Gold, 13 mm, 2 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy leaves with berries at his forehead. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΟΝ Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress and short, hunting chiton, kneeling right, shooting his bow; to right, Κ; all in linear frame within an incuse square. West pl. 4, 30 var. (same obverse die). Very rare. An attractive example, nicely centered. Usual die break at the upper edge of the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Ravenel Collection, USA, and from the Prospero Collection, The New York Sale XXVII, 4 January 2012, 245, acquired from G. Müller prior to the late 1980s.

This lovely coin is commonly termed a hemidrachm: this is a misnomer. By weight it is a gold drachm or a hemistater. The statue of Herakles that served as the prototype for the reverse of this coin was found on Thasos in 1866: it is now in the museum in Istanbul.
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Online bidding closes: 10 May 2018 05:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 17 Jul 2018 01:39:44 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 55000 CHF

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Lot 55
Estimate: 65000 CHF
Hammer Price: 55000 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 380 BC. Drachm (Gold, 13 mm, 2 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, ...
Lot 56
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Hammer Price: 50000 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 350 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 15.27 g, 3 h). Bearded head of Di ...
Lot 57
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 16.97 g, 12 h). Head of a y ...