nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 64
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.99 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, crescent to left; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Arnold-Biucchi 23 (O6/R23). Thompson -. A superb coin of splendid style, struck in high relief and elegantly toned. Good extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection.

There are so many tetradrachms of Lysimachos! With their horned portraits of Alexander they were both very popular and exceptionally important commercially. Stylistically they range from the heights of Hellenistic portraiture to curious caricatures, that have actually been turned into disguised portraits of Mithridates VI! What we have here is, without question, one of the best of all the Alexander heads to appear on the coin of Lysimachos. The emotional intensity – pathos – that radiates from this head is a triumph of engraving skill.
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17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
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18 Feb 2020 13:18:07 CET
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Hammer Price:
16000 CHF

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Lot 64
Estimate: 7000 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.99 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, crescent to left; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Arnold-Biucchi 23 (O6/R23). Thompson -. A superb coin of splendid style, struck in high relief and elegantly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Lot 65
Estimate: 2500 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 21 mm, 8.44 g, 12 h), struck posthoumously, Kallatis, circa 150-125. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on low-backed throne, holding Nike in her right hand, a spear in her left, and with her left elbow resting on a shield; below, trident to left; above Athena's right arm, NOY; on throne, KAΛ. Gerasimov, SCN 6 (1975), pp. 25-26. Müller -. SNG Berry 453 (same obverse die). Thompson -. Very rare, with only about 10 examples known. Powerfully struck. Flan slightly bent on the edge in striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Lot 66
Estimate: 12500 CHF
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Derrones. Circa 480-465 BC. Dodekadrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 39.22 g). Male driver, wearing petasos and robes, seated to right on a throne-like chair mounted on a two-wheeled ox-cart, holding the reins in his left hand and a curious goad in his raised right; above, crested Corinthian helmet to right; below oxen, elaborate disc. Rev. Triskeles to right on plain field. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. An impressive, strong and bold coin, toned and a wild, primitive vigor. Some metal faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
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