nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 49
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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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.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Künker FPL 188, December 2008, 9, and from the Feirstein Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica 39, 16 May 2007, 15, originally purchased from H. J. Berk.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
31 May 2020 01:34:37 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
7000 CHF

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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
Lot 51
Estimate: 500 CHF
SICILY. Stiela. Circa 415-400 BC. Hemilitron (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.75 g, 4 h). Head of a youthful river god to left; wearing a simple taenia and with water reed in the field to left. Rev. ΣΤΙ Forepart of a bearded man-headed bull, walking to left. Buceti 4. Campana, Stiela 5. De Luynes 1141. HGC 2, 1272. SNG ANS 1367. Very rare. Of remarkably fine workmanship for such a small coin and with a dark patina as found. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
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