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14 June 2015
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Lot 97
Starting Price: 220 CHF
Hammer Price: 490 CHF
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ACHAIA, Achaian League. Circa mid-3rd century BC (or later?). Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.62 g 11). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AX monogram within laurel wreath with ties below. BCD 381 (this coin). BMC 1 var. Clerk 1 var. A very pleasant example of an extremely rare type. Very fine.


From the BCD collection, LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 381 and Coin Galleries MBS, 12 November 1986, 74.

This is a very strange coin. The portrait of Zeus is of an elegant, but quite different style than LHS lots 374-376: the Achaean monogram is rather massive, and the wreath has its ties below, not above. As far as we know this coin has no published parallel. This would seem to be a separate issue, later in date than the others. A note from BCD: an intriguing coin! Its weight suggests it belongs to the early group. I would not date it much later than the 250 [...].
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
14 Jun 2015 17:48:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
19 Sep 2021 14:27:12 CEST
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Hammer Price:
490 CHF by Clio (Bids: 3)

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Lot 97
Starting Price: 220 CHF
ACHAIA, Achaian League. Circa mid-3rd century BC (or later?). Hemidrachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.62 g 11). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. AX monogram within laurel wreath with ties below. BCD 381 (this coin). BMC 1 var. Clerk 1 var. A very pleasant example of an extremely rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 490 CHF
Lot 98
Starting Price: 650 CHF
ELIS, Olympia. Late 340s BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.89 g 12). Head of Olympia to right, wearing earring and with her hair bound up, but with some tresses falling down the back of her neck. Rev. FA Eagle standing left with closed wings, head turned back to right. BCD 189/190 var. (same obverse die). BCD 649 (a slightly earlier variety). Seltman -. A very rare variety, perhaps unpublished. Minor flan crack and reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Lot 99
Starting Price: 600 CHF
ARGOLIS, Epidauros. Circa 280s/270s-260s. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13mm, 2.54 g 6). Laureate head of Asklepios to left. Rev. Monogram of EΠ within laurel wreath. BCD 1234 (this coin). Requier Series 2 [1], D4-R5. SNG Copenhagen 116 (same dies). Rare and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
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