nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 99
Estimate: 350 CHF
Hammer Price:
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THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.91 g, 9 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, but facing front; twisting, with both hands, a band around the head of the forepart of a bull, rushing to right. Rev. Τ - ΡΙ - ΚΚ - Α - Ι - ΩΝ (partially retrograde) Forepart of horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD II, 781.3 (this coin). BMFA 933 (same dies). A stylistically very intriguing coin; toned, attractive and quite rare. With an obverse showing an action scene that is clearly reminiscent of the turning motions found on the Parthenon Frieze. Toned. Good very fine.

From the BCD Collection, Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 781.3 and ex Elsen 26, 12 September 1992, 215.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
05 May 2019 14:30:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
05 Jun 2020 04:07:04 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
440 CHF

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Lot 99
Estimate: 350 CHF
THESSALY. Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.91 g, 9 h). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, but facing front; twisting, with both hands, a band around the head of the forepart of a bull, rushing to right. Rev. Τ - ΡΙ - ΚΚ - Α - Ι - ΩΝ (partially retrograde) Forepart of horse to right; all within incuse square. BCD II, 781.3 (this coin). BMFA 933 (same dies). A stylistically very intriguing coin; toned, attractive and quite rare. With an obverse showing an action scene that is clearly reminiscent of the turning motions found on the Parthenon Frieze. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Lot 100
Estimate: 275 CHF
ISLANDS OFF THESSALY, Skiathos. Circa 350-344 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.26 g, 1 h). Male head wearing taenia to left. Rev. ΣΚΙ /ΑΘΙ Kerykeion. BCD 1366. BCD II, 806. Rogers 573. Unusually sharply and boldly struck, and with a fine, dark, blackish-green patina. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 101
Estimate: 250 CHF
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 196-27 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 6.27 g, 1 h), Nikokrates, Philoxenides and Petraios. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath; behind, ΝΙΚΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; to right, palm branch; above spear, ΦΙΛΟΞ-ΕΝΙΔΟΥ; in exergue, ΠΕΤΡΑΙΟΣ. BCD 1388. Klose p. 350, S = SNG Copenhagen 298. A very attractive, well-struck and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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