obolos 2
14 June 2015
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Lot 89
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
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ATTICA OR THE THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION , Athens (?). Circa 550-520 BC. Hemitetartemorion (Silver, 6mm, 0.12 g). Wheel with four spokes Rev. Small rectangular incuse. Cf. Seltman pl. IV, αα. Apparently very rare. Good very fine.


This is an enigmatic and tiny coin, usually ascribed to Athens but has also been identified as coming from an unidentified mint in the Thraco-Macedonian region. The probability of its Athenian origin is quite high since its types are exactly those used during the so-called ‘Wappenmünzen’ period in Athens for higher denominations: really small denominations, such as the quarter obols - hemitetartemoria - needed for daily life, are quite rare, but do exist but bear other types.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
14 Jun 2015 17:44:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
17 Sep 2021 20:43:53 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
165 CHF by dmenchell (Bids: 10)

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Lot 89
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ATTICA OR THE THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION , Athens (?). Circa 550-520 BC. Hemitetartemorion (Silver, 6mm, 0.12 g). Wheel with four spokes Rev. Small rectangular incuse. Cf. Seltman pl. IV, αα. Apparently very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Lot 90
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
ATTICA. Athens. Circa 490-480 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 17.26 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing; behind, olive sprig. Seltman, Group M. SNG Copenhagen 20. Rare. Nicely toned and with a bold Archaic head of Athena. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Lot 91
Starting Price: 450 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor pl. 14. Countermarked on the reverse for use in Egypt and the Levant. Struck on a relatively short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 555 CHF
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