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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 14
Estimate: 4500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 6.71 g), 'Muscheltyp', minted in the general area of west and southwest Slovakia and/or northern Burgenland. Irregular convex bulge ornamented with a 'shooting star': a globule connected to three pellets by rays. Rev. Concave, 'sea-shell' shaped pattern: on this piece it seems, perhaps, to be a very debased bearded head to left, with an H-shaped nose area. DT 8744 var. Demski 515 ff. Flesche 477 var. Kastelin 1133 var. Lanz 52 var. Extremely rare, most unusual and possibly unpublished. Good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, acquired from Münzhandlung Athena on 19 March 1998.

The so-called Muschel Staters produced by the Boii are well-known because of their mysterious types: basically a bulge on the obverse that seems to cover traces of an unknown, original type, and, on the reverse, a Muschel (= a bivalve, like a clam or a mussel) with rays. It is vaguely reminiscent of the 'Regenbogenschüsselchen' struck further west, but there is no real parallel (especially the obverse with the curious remains of a design around the edge of the bulge).
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 14:27:33 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
6000 CHF

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Lot 14
Estimate: 4500 CHF
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. First half of the 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 6.71 g), 'Muscheltyp', minted in the general area of west and southwest Slovakia and/or northern Burgenland. Irregular convex bulge ornamented with a 'shooting star': a globule connected to three pellets by rays. Rev. Concave, 'sea-shell' shaped pattern: on this piece it seems, perhaps, to be a very debased bearded head to left, with an H-shaped nose area. DT 8744 var. Demski 515 ff. Flesche 477 var. Kastelin 1133 var. Lanz 52 var. Extremely rare, most unusual and possibly unpublished. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Lot 15
Estimate: 750 CHF
CELTIC, Carpathian region. Uncertain tribe. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 13.75 g, 7 h), with the 'Audoleon' monogram, but copying an issue of Philip II. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. garbled inscription Torso of a horseman, one arm raised in salute, riding horse prancing to right; below horse, "monogram of Audoleon". Castelin 1218-1219. CCCBM I 127. Lanz 723. Pink 429. OTA 429/1. Nicely toned and curiously attractive; a very pleasant example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Lot 16
Estimate: 300 CHF
CELTIC, Lower Danube Area. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.94 g, 3 h), a very early imitation of a tetradrachm of Philip III from Aradus. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΙΛΣΙΛΕΩΝ - ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus seated to left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, two monograms; below throne, Ζ. Castelin 1345 var (later imitation). CCCBM I 185-186. Lanz 898-899 var (later imitation). OTA 579 var (later imitation). Beautifully toned and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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