nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 39
Estimate: 550 CHF
Hammer Price:
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LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.56 g, 7 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, Φ; below, Θ. HN III 1287. Williams 290. Attractive, clear and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.

From a European collection, acquired during the 1990s.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
27 May 2020 17:59:19 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
700 CHF

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Lot 39
Estimate: 550 CHF
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 340-334 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.56 g, 7 h), from the "Θ" group. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; behind, Θ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion walking to right; above, Φ; below, Θ. HN III 1287. Williams 290. Attractive, clear and struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 40
Estimate: 8500 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. Nomos (Silver, 27 mm, 8.20 g, 12 h), circa 515. ϘΡΟ Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet and a bowl with three rings; below bowl, between legs, two spirals; between feet, two snakes; beaded border. Rev. Tripod with legs ending in lion’s feet and a bowl with three rings; rayed border; all incuse. HN III 2075. SNG ANS 239. A remarkable, sharp and lightly toned piece, very well-struck from fresh dies, rare thus. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Lot 41
Estimate: 1250 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 360 BC. Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.56 g, 1 h). Head of Hera Lakinia three-quarters facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes. Rev. ΚΡΟ[ΤΩΝΙΑΤΑΝ] Youthful Herakles seated to left on a rock draped with his lion's skin, holding a one-handled cup in his right hand and resting his left on his club; below, bow. Basel 198. HN III 2167. SNG ANS 371. SNG Lloyd 616. SNG Oxford 1521-1522. Beautifully toned and with a splendid obverse. Struck on an oblong flan with the result that figure of Herakles on the reverse has no head (!), otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
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