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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 187
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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CYPRUS. Uncertain mint. Circa 500/490-480/475 BC. Double Siglos (Silver, 20 mm, 10.41 g, 2 h), possibly issued by Kourion. Head of a lion with open jaws to right. Rev. A-Pa (in Cypriot Syllabic script) Octopus; all shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, for similar but probably very slightly later issues, see: A. Destrooper-Georgiades [ADG], Note sur les monnaies trouvées en 1991 près d'Alyki à Larnaca, BCH 119, 2 (1995), p. 632, 2 (lion's head to right) and 3-11 (lion's head to left), and P. Dikaios, Silver Cypriot Staters from Larnaca, NC 1935, 553 (lion's head to right = ADG 2) and 547-552 (lion's head to left: included within ADG3-11). Extremely rare and exciting. Struck on a very oddly-shaped flan, and with traces of corrosion and horn silver, otherwise, good very fine.

From a German collection, formed before 2005.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
20 Jan 2020 22:14:45 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
3000 CHF

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Lot 187
Estimate: 1500 CHF
CYPRUS. Uncertain mint. Circa 500/490-480/475 BC. Double Siglos (Silver, 20 mm, 10.41 g, 2 h), possibly issued by Kourion. Head of a lion with open jaws to right. Rev. A-Pa (in Cypriot Syllabic script) Octopus; all shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, for similar but probably very slightly later issues, see: A. Destrooper-Georgiades [ADG], Note sur les monnaies trouvées en 1991 près d'Alyki à Larnaca, BCH 119, 2 (1995), p. 632, 2 (lion's head to right) and 3-11 (lion's head to left), and P. Dikaios, Silver Cypriot Staters from Larnaca, NC 1935, 553 (lion's head to right = ADG 2) and 547-552 (lion's head to left: included within ADG3-11). Extremely rare and exciting. Struck on a very oddly-shaped flan, and with traces of corrosion and horn silver, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 188
Estimate: 2250 CHF
CYPRUS. Lapethos. Uncertain king, Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.79 g, 4 h). Head of Aphrodite to right. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet, within incuse square. ACGC 1092 (same dies). Asyut 778. BMC 3 = Traité II 1358. Dikaios 47-57, pl. XIII, 11 (same dies). Kagan, Archaic, 46. Tziambazis 47. Very rare. Some traces of pitting and corrosion; very lightly buffed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Lot 189
Estimate: 2500 CHF
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.04 g, 3 h). Bull standing to left on line of pellets above a line of bead and real decoration; above, winged solar disk; to left, ankh; dotted border. Rev. 𐠙𐠃 𐠪𐠞 ('pa-si /o-na', in Cypriote syllabary). Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -. Gulbenkian 809 = Jameson 2604. Extremely rare, one of half a dozen known examples. Struck from slightly worn dies, obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
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