nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 94
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Hammer Price:
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THESSALY. Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 9 h). Γ-Λ-Α The hero Thessalos, nude but for petasos hanging down behind his back, striding right; restraining a bull rushing to right by use of a band, held with both hands, that passes around the bull's head. Rev. Φ-[Ε]-R-Α-Ι Bridled horse trotting to right, with trailing rein; to left, lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its jaws; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 682. Jameson 1105. Very rare. Toned and attractive, but with slightly rough surfaces, nevertheless, one of the finest known early drachms of Pherai. Good very fine.

From a Dutch collection, formed before 1960.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
31 May 2020 03:41:48 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
1900 CHF

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Lot 94
Estimate: 1750 CHF
THESSALY. Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 9 h). Γ-Λ-Α The hero Thessalos, nude but for petasos hanging down behind his back, striding right; restraining a bull rushing to right by use of a band, held with both hands, that passes around the bull's head. Rev. Φ-[Ε]-R-Α-Ι Bridled horse trotting to right, with trailing rein; to left, lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its jaws; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 682. Jameson 1105. Very rare. Toned and attractive, but with slightly rough surfaces, nevertheless, one of the finest known early drachms of Pherai. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Lot 95
Estimate: 750 CHF
THESSALY. Trikka. Third quarter of the 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 3 h). Steer hoof. Rev. ΤΡΙ - Κ Horse's head to left; all within an incuse square. BCD -. Apparently unpublished, but see Liampi 50 for a stylistically related piece with a horse protome, not just a head, on the reverse. Extremely rare. An excellent, well-preserved, toned and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 96
Estimate: 450 CHF
AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 360-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.50 g, 12 h). Pegasos flying to left; below, A. Rev. APΓEI Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet; to right, crested Corinthian helmet to left. BCD Akarnania 132. Pegasi 11. Nicely toned and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
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