nomos 4
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1382
Estimate: 550 CHF
Hammer Price:
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THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd - mid 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.19 g 12), Sosipatros, Alketas and two monograms. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with griffin on the bowl; behind, Φ; below, ΣΩΣΙΠΑΤΡΟΣ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; below, monogram of ΤΚ; in exergue, ΑΛΚΕΤΟΥ. Unpublished and otherwise unknown apart from its two previous auction appearances. A superb and very pretty piece, beautifully preserved . Hairline crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.


Ex Triton VII, 12 January 2004, 195 ($2000) and Credit de la Bourse, 19 April 1995, 1252.

A note from BCD: The Credit de la Bourse catalogue arrived two days after the auction; when I opened it, it felt like a stab in my heart as I immediately recognized this unique coin for what it was. A phone call to Paris informed me that a Japanese buyer had acquired it at a price of FF 14,000, FF 2000 below the estimate. I immediately wrote a letter for the buyer, with various exchange and/or direct purchase suggestions at very favorable terms, and I’m sure that my offers (including polaroid photos) were forwarded to Japan by the very kind principal of the company. Unfortunately there was no reply, but almost nine years later the coin came up for sale again. This time I was present at the auction and was determined not to let it escape. The hammer price was $2000 and I am curious as to what it will go for this time, seven years later. Unique coins should never change hands like that, traveling all over the world; they should find a loving home and stay there for a long, long time. ASW adds, gathering dust or maturing like a good wine?. He further adds that he remembers one rare coin, much sought after by true collectors like BCD, that was purchased by a wealthy and elderly gentleman in order for it to be made into jewelry for his much younger wife. We later found out where it was meant to go...
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
10 May 2011 14:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
08 May 2021 22:01:43 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
10000 CHF

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Lot 1382
Estimate: 550 CHF
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd - mid 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.19 g 12), Sosipatros, Alketas and two monograms. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with griffin on the bowl; behind, Φ; below, ΣΩΣΙΠΑΤΡΟΣ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; below, monogram of ΤΚ; in exergue, ΑΛΚΕΤΟΥ. Unpublished and otherwise unknown apart from its two previous auction appearances. A superb and very pretty piece, beautifully preserved . Hairline crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Lot 1383
Estimate: 350 CHF
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd - mid 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.09 g 12), Alketas, Sosipatros, Xe..., and monogram. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with plain bowl; behind, monogram. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; below, ΞΕ; above, ΑΛΚΕ / ΤΟΥ; in exergue, ΣΩΣΙΠΑΤΡΟΣ. SNG Ashmolean 3824. Nicely toned and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Lot 1384
Estimate: 600 CHF
THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd - mid 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.28 g 12), Kraterophron and Amynandros. Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with plain bowl. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; above, ΚΡΑΤΕ / ΡΟΦΡΟ / ΝΟΣ; in exergue, ΑΜΥΝΑΝΔΡΟΣ. SNG Hart 572. Very rare. An attractive coin with types in high relief. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
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