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17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 59
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.42 g, 4 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing an earring made up of a long central pendant flanked by two lines of three pearls, a necklace tied at the back and hung with eight pendants, and with her hair arranged with a small curl at her forehead and wearing a grain wreath. Rev. Horse standing right, with his tail hanging straight down; in field to right before the horse's chest, three pellets arranged vertically. Cf. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIe-f. Very rare, apparently an unknown variant of the type. Toned, well-centered and attractive. Minor bang on Tanit's forehead, otherwise, extremely fine.



In some ways this coin is quite mysterious! It may well have been struck from dies, which had been used for a short while but were then withdrawn because some of the design elements were subsequently disapproved. While we often feel that the engravers responsible for ancient coin dies were pretty much free to produce designs that only needed to roughly follow an ordered scheme, thus allowing the engravers a wide degree of latitude, there were limits. The Arethusa heads on the tetradrachm coinage of Syracuse struck during the 480s-460s BC can vary wildly, and include some that are, quite honestly, wildly ugly, they still seem to have circulated freely.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
05 Jun 2020 05:40:54 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
5600 CHF

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Lot 59
Estimate: 7000 CHF
CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.42 g, 4 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing an earring made up of a long central pendant flanked by two lines of three pearls, a necklace tied at the back and hung with eight pendants, and with her hair arranged with a small curl at her forehead and wearing a grain wreath. Rev. Horse standing right, with his tail hanging straight down; in field to right before the horse's chest, three pellets arranged vertically. Cf. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIe-f. Very rare, apparently an unknown variant of the type. Toned, well-centered and attractive. Minor bang on Tanit's forehead, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5600 CHF
Lot 60
Estimate: 250 CHF
KINGS OF SKYTHIA. Sariakos, mid 2nd century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.28 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ Bow, quiver, and grain ear; between them, possible traces of a monogram. Peykov G0420. Extremely rare, one of a very few known examples. Attractive dark green, glossy patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Lot 61
Estimate: 2750 CHF
THRACE. Maroneia. Circa 400-377 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 12.93 g, 1 h), Metrodotos. Horse springing to left. Rev. MHT-PO-ΔOT-OΣ Grape vine with four bunches of grapes, all within linear square; around, inscription with an ivy leaf at the upper left; all within a shallow incuse square. HGC 3, 1528. Lorber Appendix 3, p. 180, a = Münzen und Medaillen 73, October 1988, 50 (this reverse die). Schönert-Geiss Period VI -. Lanz 135, May 2007, 111 var (no leaf). Lightly toned and attractive; extremely rare as an issue, with only a very few examples of this magistrate known. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
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