nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 95
Estimate: 750 CHF
Hammer Price:
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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 Apparently unpublished, but see Liampi 50 for a stylistically related piece with a horse protome, not just a head, on the reverse.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.

Apparently acquired prior to 2000, supposedly in Basel.

In some ways this coin is ridiculous! While sometimes very rare, the early to mid 5th century league coinage of Thessaly, coming from a number of separate mints, and all bearing clear mint names, is well-known; yet this piece is completely new! Stylistically, it is also an enigma since the horse head looks more at home in second half of the 5th century, rather in the first half, where all the usual pieces are found.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
05 Jun 2020 05:26:17 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
1100 CHF

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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 Apparently unpublished, but see Liampi 50 for a stylistically related piece with a horse protome, not just a head, on the reverse.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
Lot 97
Estimate: 2500 CHF
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Stater (Silver, 26.5 mm, 10.43 g, 6 h). Head of Apollo to right, wearing oak wreath; below neck, ΦΙ. Rev. ΑΙΤΩΛΩΝ Aitolos, nude but for his petasos, hanging from its neck strap down his back, his sword, in its scabbard under his left arm and his chlamys draped over his right leg, standing left, holding his spear in his right hand and with his right foot propped on a boulder; in field to left, Δ. BCD Akarnania 444. BMC 10. De Laix 72, 12. Tsangari 737 (D24/R73 this coin). A remarkably sharp and attractive example, struck on a broad flan. Very minor die rust on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
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