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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 36
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. Time of Kleonymos, circa 302 BC. Third stater (Gold, 15 mm, 2.62 g, 8 h), Achaian standard. NIKA Head of Nike facing slightly to the right, her hair in an ampyx, wearing a single-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. METAΠON Barley ear with six grains and leaf to right. Gulbenkian 71 (same dies). HN III 1629. Johnston G3 (from the same dies as the example illustrated). Kraay & Hirmer 245 (same dies). Very rare. Clearly struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Hirsch 187, 19 September 1995, 77, Bank Leu 61, 17 May 1995, 37 and Monnaies et Médailles 32, 20 October 1966, 20.

Kleonymos was the adventurer second son of Kleomenes II of Sparta, and was excluded from succession to the throne, replaced by Areus I, because of his vicious character. He then became a mercenary leader helping the Tarentines in their wars against their neighbors until they expelled him. He returned to Sparta and remained a pest to almost everyone until his death sometime after c. 272.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 13:22:14 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
12000 CHF

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Lot 36
Estimate: 6500 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Time of Kleonymos, circa 302 BC. Third stater (Gold, 15 mm, 2.62 g, 8 h), Achaian standard. NIKA Head of Nike facing slightly to the right, her hair in an ampyx, wearing a single-pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. METAΠON Barley ear with six grains and leaf to right. Gulbenkian 71 (same dies). HN III 1629. Johnston G3 (from the same dies as the example illustrated). Kraay & Hirmer 245 (same dies). Very rare. Clearly struck on a broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF
Lot 37
Estimate: 2800 CHF
LUCANIA. Thurium. Circa 410-400 BC. Distater (Silver, 23 mm, 15.69 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right wearing Attic helmet, adorned, on the helmet bowl above the visor, with Skylla coiled to right, raising her left hand. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right on exergual line bordered with dots; in exergue, fish to right. HN III.1807. Noe H 6 (same dies). SNG ANS 972 (same dies). SNG Lockett 492 (same dies). Boldly attractive and lightly toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2240 CHF
Lot 38
Estimate: 1750 CHF
LUCANIA. Thurium. Circa 350-300 BC. Distater (Silver, 25 mm, 15.31 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting to right, his head lowered; in exergue, [lion's head between H - ΡΑ]. HN III 1859. Noe N. 10. Clear and well-centered. Weakly struck in parts, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
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