obolos 17
20 December 2020
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Lot 52
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
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LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.69 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, her helmet adorned with an olive wreath: B above visor. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting left; in exergue, fish to left. Gulbenkian 85 (same obverse die). HN III 1758. Attractive toning with soft blue and golden hues; well centered and nicely struck from a lovely obverse die. Minor surface porosity, otherwise, very fine.



The Gulbenkian catalogue notes that of the issues with die-letters, which includes nearly all the letters of the Greek alphabet, those with the letter B as here are by far the rarest.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
20 Dec 2020 15:26:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
08 Dec 2021 05:56:00 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
650 CHF by motya18 (Bids: 16)

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Lot 52
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.69 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, her helmet adorned with an olive wreath: B above visor. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting left; in exergue, fish to left. Gulbenkian 85 (same obverse die). HN III 1758. Attractive toning with soft blue and golden hues; well centered and nicely struck from a lovely obverse die. Minor surface porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Lot 53
Starting Price: 200 CHF
LUCANIA. Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.85 g, 10 h). Head ofAthena to right, wearing an Attic helmet ornamented with an olive branch. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right; below, EY; in exergue, fish to right. HN III 1761. SNG ANS -. Toned and nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Lot 54
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Nomos or Didrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.47 g, 10 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind neck, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; below, X. HN III 1284. SNG ANS 1293 (same dies). Williams 262 (O151/R207). Well centered. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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