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20 December 2020
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Lot 62
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.66 g, 3 h). Eagle standing left on hair, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPO Tripod surmounted by wreath; to right, stork standing left on Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Graffiti in fields, otherwise, very fine.



On the obverse this nomos from Kroton bears an eagle, its wings displayed and head uplifted and, on the reverse, a tripod. The eagle was the bird of Zeus, the leader of the gods residing on Mount Olympos, and whose presence heralded victory. As such it was often used as an oracular device in artistic convention. Here it is combined with the olive branch on which it stands, another symbol of victory, along with a tripod, a three-legged furnishing used in religious ceremony to hold offerings or libations to the gods. The small wreath atop the tripod is another sign of victory. All these symbols of victory must have heralded back to Kroton's past, as during the mid to late 4th century when this coin was struck, Kroton had already been conquered first by Dionysios of Syracuse, and afterwards occupied by the Brettii - certainly not the triumphant powerhouse that the types seem to proclaim.
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Online bidding closes:
20 Dec 2020 15:31:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
08 Dec 2021 05:01:35 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
190 CHF by iomakaro (Bids: 3)

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Lot 62
Starting Price: 150 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.66 g, 3 h). Eagle standing left on hair, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPO Tripod surmounted by wreath; to right, stork standing left on Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Graffiti in fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Lot 63
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 420-415/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 17.23 g, 7 h). Lion’s head seen from above and to the front. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΟΣ Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, olive sprig. Herzfelder 65. HN III 2494. An attractive piece struck in high relief. Flan a little short, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Lot 64
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Rhegion. Circa 260-215 BC. Tetras (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.73 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Asklepios to right. Rev. ΡΗΓΙΝΩΝ Hygieia standing facing, head to left, feeding serpent from patera held in her right extended arm; in left field, III (mark of value). HN III 2560. SNG ANS 786-8. SNG Copenhagen 1989. Attractive dark green patina. Spot of corrosion on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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