nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 48
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.30 g, 6 h). The river god Amenanos, portrayed as a bearded man-headed bull swimming to right; above, branch; below, fish swimming to right (probably a grey mullet). Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΕ Nike alighting to left, holding ribbons in her right hand. Cf. Randazzo 54 ff. (O54/R---). Elegant, well-struck from new dies and very attractively toned. Struck from a hitherto unknown reverse die. Very rare. Extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, and from the Comery Collection, Roma 6, 29 September 2013. 383 (there termed unique).
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 13:31:46 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
20000 CHF

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Lot 48
Estimate: 25000 CHF
SICILY. Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.30 g, 6 h). The river god Amenanos, portrayed as a bearded man-headed bull swimming to right; above, branch; below, fish swimming to right (probably a grey mullet). Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΕ Nike alighting to left, holding ribbons in her right hand. Cf. Randazzo 54 ff. (O54/R---). Elegant, well-struck from new dies and very attractively toned. Struck from a hitherto unknown reverse die. Very rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Lot 49
Estimate: 3500 CHF
SICILY. Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.28 g, 12 h). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip in her right hand and the reins in both, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣ-ΣΑ-ΝΙ-Ο-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 519 (D207/R216). SNG Copenhagen 400 (same dies). SNG Lockett 826 (same dies). SNG Munich 654. Lightly toned, well-struck and very attractive. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Lot 50
Estimate: 5000 CHF
SICILY. Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.96 g, 6 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. [ΝΑΞΙ - ΟΝ] legend obscure. Bearded Silen kneeling, facing, his torso turned slightly to left and his head turned to right; holding a kantharos in his raised left hand and holding his thyrsos with his right, resting near his right knee. Cahn 128 (these dies, V78/R105). Extremely rare, possibly one of only three known, the others being in Berlin and Paris – though neither of those appear to be findable on their respective web inventories. A remarkable coin of great interest, with an expressive head of Dionysos and a particularly fine Silen. Dark patina as found. Traces of double-striking and die faults, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
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