nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 32
Estimate: 950 CHF
Hammer Price:
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Sa.... Head of Apollo Karneios to left, horn of Ammon around his ear; below chin, [Σ]Α. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; on leaf, owl standing right with grasshopper; below right, Π. HN Italy 1601. Johnston F7.2 = de Luynes 514 (same dies). A lovely coin of remarkably fine and delicate late Classical, early Hellenistic style. Bright and well-struck. Minor die wear, otherwise, extremely fine.



Very interestingly the somewhat oblong shape of this coin's flan, and the way the coin was struck, is almost exactly the same as that of the wonderful coin from the Gasvoda and Falm Collections (see NAC 82, 2015, 73 and Triton XXII, 2019, 50). This means that not only were these two coins struck contemporaneously, but that their flans were made in the same group. In fact, it is very likely that they must have been made within minutes of each other.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 13:08:48 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
1100 CHF

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Lot 32
Estimate: 950 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. 325-275 BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Sa.... Head of Apollo Karneios to left, horn of Ammon around his ear; below chin, [Σ]Α. Rev. ΜΕΤΑ Ear of barley with leaf to right; on leaf, owl standing right with grasshopper; below right, Π. HN Italy 1601. Johnston F7.2 = de Luynes 514 (same dies). A lovely coin of remarkably fine and delicate late Classical, early Hellenistic style. Bright and well-struck. Minor die wear, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 33
Estimate: 1250 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.74 g, 9 h), Ap... and Atha... Head of Demeter facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earrings, and necklace; lower right, tiny AΠ. Rev. META Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, bucranium; below leaf, AΘA. HN III 1584. Johnston Class C, 2.6. Very attractively toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 34
Estimate: 950 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.89 g, 7 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing pendant earring and a grain wreath. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, star of sixteen rays; below to left, ΛΥ. HN III 1592. Johnston C8.4. SNG ANS 501. Attractively toned and lustrous, with a very sharp reverse. Struck from a slightly worn and rusty obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 760 CHF
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