obolos 20
3 October 2021
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Lot 46
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Current Bid: 65 CHF
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TROAS. Ophrynion. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 7.15 g, 11 h). Bearded, head of Hector facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing triple crested helmet. Rev. ΟΦΡΥ The infant Dionysos kneeling right atop ivy branch, holding grape cluster in right hand. BMC 2-3. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare large denomination - no examples on CoinArchives. Clear and boldly struck, and with a dark brown patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, acquired in May 2001.

The coinage of Ophrynion is one of the few instances in ancient numismatics that bears a portrait of the Trojan hero Hector. Thus, this is one of the only chances for a collector to acquire a depiction of the Trojan hero, who was killed by Achilles and whose tomb was reportedly located at Ophrynion.
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Online bidding closes:
03 Oct 2021 15:23:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
27 Sep 2021 23:23:55 CEST
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65 CHF by JNad (Bids: 3)
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Lot 46
Starting Price: 50 CHF
TROAS. Ophrynion. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 7.15 g, 11 h). Bearded, head of Hector facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing triple crested helmet. Rev. ΟΦΡΥ The infant Dionysos kneeling right atop ivy branch, holding grape cluster in right hand. BMC 2-3. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare large denomination - no examples on CoinArchives. Clear and boldly struck, and with a dark brown patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 65 CHF
Lot 47
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLANDS OFF TROAS, Tenedos. late 5th-early 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.46 g, 12 h). Janiform head of Hera, diademed, to left, and Zeus, laureate, to right. Rev. TENE-Δ-I-O-N Labrys; to left and right, grape cluster. HGC 6, 386. SNG Copenhagen 514. Porosity and roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 110 CHF
Lot 48
Starting Price: 125 CHF
ISLANDS OFF TROAS, Tenedos. late 5th-early 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.46 g, 5 h). Janiform head of Hera, diademed, to left, and Zeus, laureate, to right. Rev. TENE-Δ-I-ON Labrys, to left, grape bunch; to right, kantharos. HGC 6, 386. SNG Copenhagen 519. Attractive style and toning. Old scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Current Bid: 170 CHF
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