nomos 17
26 October 2018
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 82
Estimate: 32500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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KINGS OF THRACE. Ptolemy Keraunos, 281-279 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.53 g, 5 h), in the name and with the types of Lysimachos, Lysimacheia, 281-280. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand, a long, transverse spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with a facing lion's head; to left, below Nike, lion's head to left; to the left of Athena's knee, elephant; on throne, monogram of ΘΕ. Hollstein p. 14, fig. 3 (this coin). Of the greatest rarity, the second known example. A coin of the greatest historical interest. Some very minor marks on the reverse, perhaps at the time of minting, otherwise, virtually as struck.

Privately purchased from Tradart, ex Bank Leu 50, 25 April 1990, 93.

For the very convincing attribution of this gold stater and its accompanying silver tetradrachms to Ptolemy Keraunos, the assassin of Seleukos I, see W. Hollstein, Münzen des Ptolemaios Keraunos, SNR 74, 1995, pp. 13-24 (the second known example of the stater appeared in the collection of the late L. Adams, CNG MBS 72, 14 June 2006, 499 = Triton XIX, 5 January 2016, 2037). Keraunos was the son of Ptolemy I by his first wife, Eurydike, a daughter of Antipater. Passed over for the succession in favor of his half-brother Ptolemy II, son of Ptolemy I and his second wife Berenike, Keraunos hastily fled Egypt for the court of Lysimachos: his sister Lysandra was the wife of Agathokles, the heir of Lysimachos, and his half-sister Arsinoe was Lysimachos' present wife. After a variety of intrigues that resulted in his flight to Seleukos, whom he convinced to attack Lysimachos (he was defeated and killed by the Seleukid army at the Battle of Corupedion in 281), he then assassinated Seleukos (!) and managed to be proclaimed king of Macedon.
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
26 Oct 2018 10:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
30 Nov 2021 19:40:01 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
42000 CHF
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Lot 82
Estimate: 32500 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Ptolemy Keraunos, 281-279 BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.53 g, 5 h), in the name and with the types of Lysimachos, Lysimacheia, 281-280. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on low-backed throne, holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right hand, a long, transverse spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield ornamented with a facing lion's head; to left, below Nike, lion's head to left; to the left of Athena's knee, elephant; on throne, monogram of ΘΕ. Hollstein p. 14, fig. 3 (this coin). Of the greatest rarity, the second known example. A coin of the greatest historical interest. Some very minor marks on the reverse, perhaps at the time of minting, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 42000 CHF
Lot 83
Estimate: 1500 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 9.41 g). Nude, ithyphallic and bearded satyr moving right in the archaic ‘running-kneeling’ position, holding a nymph in his arms, who wears thin robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Asyut 104. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2. SNG Copenhagen 1009. Well-centered, nicely toned and with a remarkably detailed obverse, struck from fresh dies. Minor marks and scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Lot 84
Estimate: 650 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 411-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.85 g, 1 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath with berries at his forehead. Rev. ΘΑΣΙΟΝ Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress and short hunting chiton, kneeling right, shooting his bow; to right, under Herakles' right arm, cicada to right. BMC 43. Le Rider, Thasiennes 15. West p. 34, 5. Nicely toned and with a particularly fine head of Dionysos. Reverse very lightly double-struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
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