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Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 1043
Estimate: 100 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC, and later (?). Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 5.87 g 11). Head of Hera, three-quarters facing to right, wearing stephanos and pendant earrings. Rev. ΓΟΜΦΕΩΝ Zeus Palamnaios seated on rocks to left, holding long scepter in his right hand and resting his left on the rock. BMC 2 = Traité IV, 533 and pl. CCXCI, 4 var. SNG Copenhagen 50 var. Rogers 214 var. Very rare, an unusual variant with the full reverse legend. Dark brown patina. Some bangs and scrapes, otherwise clear and, very fine.


The bronze coinage of Gomphi begins with a small issue of tetrachalkoi, or perhaps trichalkoi, which must have been produced at roughly the same time as the extremely rare and beautiful silver coins of the mid 4th cenury. The coins are very similar: both bear a rather serene looking head of Hera, clearly identifiable by her stephane, and a reverse with a Zeus figure seated on a pile of rocks.
A note from BCD: These rare bronzes of Gomphi are almost impossible to find complete and well struck. Their flans are nearly always short and poorly struck.
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Online bidding closes: 10 May 2011 14:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 26 Sep 2018 01:14:18 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF

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Lot 1043
Estimate: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 350 BC, and later (?). Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 5.87 g 11). He ...
Lot 1044
Estimate: 125 CHF
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
THESSALY, Gomphi-Philippopolis. Circa 300 BC, or later until the 280s. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 8.63 ...
Lot 1045
Estimate: 400 CHF
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
THESSALY, Gonnos. Circa 350s BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 7.80 g 2). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus ...