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10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1040
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.51 g 12). Head of Hera facing, wearing stephane, pendant earrings and a solid, torc-like necklace. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ-ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Zeus Palamnaios, draped to the waist and with his torso bare, seated on rock to left, holding long scepter in his right hand and resting his left on the rock; to left, thunderbolt. BMC 1 = Traité IV, 532, pl. CCXCI, 2 (same obverse die). Of great rarity and with a remarkably noble and attractive head of Hera. Crystalized surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.


This is a coin that is virtually never seen and is missing from all of the world’s great collections. The head of Hera is particularly fine, an equal to the finest issues from Magna Graecia and having a subtlety of form that exceeds all the heads from contemporary Larissa. The figure of Zeus on the reverse is also particularly elegant. The only fault this coin has is, as with so many coins from Thessaly, the rough surfaces so characteristic of silver coins found in its fertile soil. Interestingly enough, this coin bears an uncanny resemblance to the somewhat earlier, though equally rare, coinage of Pandosia in Bruttium (as the famous coin in Boston, BMFA 196 and HN³, 2450 - there dated to the second quarter of the 4th century in parallel with issues from Kroton, HN³, 2159 ff., which are themselves somewhat less confidently dated to the 390s). It seems likely that the artistic influences behind this coin, and the hemidrachm in the following lot, must have come from the West.
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
10 May 2011 14:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
03 Dec 2021 22:36:30 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
13000 CHF
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Lot 1040
Estimate: 2500 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.51 g 12). Head of Hera facing, wearing stephane, pendant earrings and a solid, torc-like necklace. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ-ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Zeus Palamnaios, draped to the waist and with his torso bare, seated on rock to left, holding long scepter in his right hand and resting his left on the rock; to left, thunderbolt. BMC 1 = Traité IV, 532, pl. CCXCI, 2 (same obverse die). Of great rarity and with a remarkably noble and attractive head of Hera. Crystalized surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Lot 1041
Estimate: 900 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.77 g 12). Head of Hera facing, wearing stephane, pendant earrings and a solid, torc-like necklace, as last. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-ΟΠΟΛΙ[ΤΩΝ] Zeus seated left, as last, with thunderbolt to left. Unpublished, but another piece does exist in the Empedocles collection in Athens. Of the greatest rarity, the finest example known, and of splendid style with a charming head of Hera. Crystalized surfaces and minor edge scrape, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Lot 1042
Estimate: 750 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.84 g 1). Head of Hera to right, with her hair rolled with a high, ornamented stephane, and wearing a pemdant earring, and a necklace. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠ-[ΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ] Zeus, nude, striding right, hurling thunderbolt from his upraised right hand and with an eagle on his left. Demetriadi 2000, 2 and pl. 6, 2 (this coin). Extremely rare and of lovely style. Crystalized surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
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