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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 51
Estimate: 500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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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.

From a collection formed in the Ticino prior to 2000.

Such small coins, in such fine style, were a tradition in Sicily, and must have been produced by the mint to order for wealthy citizens who paid for their issue. This was done so that an important citizen could use the coins as presents or donatives to bolster his popularity and honor among the populace.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
31 May 2020 02:31:34 CEST
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Closed
Hammer Price:
1000 CHF

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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
Lot 52
Estimate: 1500 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 53
Estimate: 3500 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, Circa 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.45 g, 6 h), c. 440 BC. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, [ketos swimming to left]. Rev. ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, her hair pulled up and tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 600 (V295/R407). Bucetti 289 (same dies). SNG ANS 197 (same dies). Well struck and sharp with a lovely, youthful head of Arethusa. Attractively toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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