nomos 4
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 1427
Estimate: 350 CHF
Hammer Price:
ELIMIOTIS, Aiani. Derdas II. Circa 380 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.17 g 10). Head of the youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. ΔΕΡΔΑ Club and spear point. K. Liampi, The Coinage of King Derdas and the history of the Elimiote Dynasty, Essays Hersh, pp. 5-11, 18a and pl. 2, 18a (this coin). Unique. Well struck and with a brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.

This coin is actually not properly Thessalian, but since it is from an adjacent area, and was said to have been found in Thessaly, it was decided to include it here! Inhoof-Blumer, in his article “Syrakosai - Lysimachos - Derdas”, Corolla Numismatica, Numismatic Essays in Honour of Barclay V. Head (London, 1906), pp. 160-165, was the first to publish a coin of Derdas, but even 100 years later almost nothing is known of him. We do not even know whether the issuer of this coin was actually the second ruler of this name as he is usually considered to be. Liampi assumes, undoubtedly rightly, that this coin was the last of his issues: it was the only example of the type known to her.
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
10 May 2011 14:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
19 Jan 2022 09:04:07 CET
Remaining Time:
Hammer Price:
2000 CHF
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Lot 1427
Estimate: 350 CHF
ELIMIOTIS, Aiani. Derdas II. Circa 380 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.17 g 10). Head of the youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. ΔΕΡΔΑ Club and spear point. K. Liampi, The Coinage of King Derdas and the history of the Elimiote Dynasty, Essays Hersh, pp. 5-11, 18a and pl. 2, 18a (this coin). Unique. Well struck and with a brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 1428
Estimate: 4000 CHF
THESSALY. THESSALY. Larissa, Pelinna, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai and Skotussa. Lot of twelve Thessalian Silver Drachms of the later 5th and earlier 4th centuries, A lovely lot containing coins that are attractive, often rare, and have fine pedigrees. Larissa (7): 1428.1 5.70 g 11. Youthful hero wrestling bull to left/Horse to right. Herrmann pl. 3, 20. Ex Münzen und Medaillen 54, 26 October 1978, 204 (CHF 3300) and from the collections of W. Niggeler, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 5 December 1965, 257, R. Jameson, 1087, and R. Carfrae, SWH 23 May 1894, 17.
1428.2 5.98 g 2. Head of Larissa left/Horse to right. Herrmann pl. 4, 12 var. Ex Burgan V.S.O., 11 January 1986, 22 (FF 5100).
1428.3 6.16 g 2. Head of Larissa right/Horse to left. Herrmann pl. 4, 10 (obverse)/ 13 (reverse). Ex CNG electronic auction 97, 8 September 2004, 33 ($350).
1428.4 5.99 g 1. Bull rushing right/Horseman to right. Herrmann pl. 4, 18.
1428.5 6.24 g 3. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to right/Horse to left. Lorber, Middle, Series 1, O1/R3.
1428.6 6.09 g 3. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to left/Horse and foal to right. Lorber, Middle, Series 6, O1/R1.
1428.7 6.09 g 6. Head of Larissa facing, slightly to left/Horse to right, preparing to roll. Herrmann pl. 5, 5.
Pelinna: 1428.8 5.93 g 2. Horseman to right/Warrior attacking to left. BMC 4. Ex Bank Leu 30, 28 April 1982, 103 (CHF 6000) and Hess-Leu 11, 24 March 1959, 187.
Phalanna: 1428.9 5.60 g 7. Male head right/Horse to right. BMC 1. Pharsalos: 1428.10 6.00 g 4. Head of Athena right/Horseman. Lavva 156. Ex SBV 38, 12 September 1995, 141(CHF 950).
Pherai: 1428.11 5.64 g 6. Head of Ennodia to right, torch before/Lion’s head to right. Jameson 1107 = Traité IV, 613, pl. CCXCIV, 15 (this coin). Ex Münzen und Medaillen 85, 11 April 1997, 65 (CHF 4250), Hess-Leu 7, 16 April 1957, 200, and from the collection of R. Jameson.
Skotussa: 1428.12 6.08 g 1. Forepart of horse left/Wheat grain. SNG Copenhagen 250. Ex Sternberg XIV, 24 May 1984, 89 (CHF 2000). A varied lot with many appealing pieces, nicely toned and deserving to be offered individually. Some with minor marks or corrosion, otherwise, very fine or better (12).
Hammer Price: 27000 CHF
Lot 1429
Estimate: 2000 CHF
THESSALY. Ainianes, Demetrias, Lamia, Larissa, Oitaioi, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai, Thebai, Trikka and Skotussa. Lot of twelve Thessalian silver hemidrachms of the 5th through the earlier 3rd centuries, A very nice group, including a wide selection of mints and some scarce coins. Ainianes: 1429.1 2.81 g 5. Head of Zeus left/Phemios to left. BMC 2.
Demetrias: 1429.2 2.44 g 1. Head of Artemis right/Prow to right. BMC 1.
Lamia: 1429.3 2.69 g 12. Head of Dionysos/Amphora. BMC 1. Larissa (2): 1429.4 3.00 g 7. Hero with bull/Forepart of horse right. SNG Lockett 1565. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Summer MBS, 27 June 1986, 225 ($350).
1429.5Head of nymph facing/Horse right preparing to roll. Herrmann pl. V, 15-18 var.
Oitaioi: 1429.6 2.62 g 5. Head of lion left/Herakles standing facing. SNG Copenhagen 176. Ex Glendining 21 June 1972, 163 (£66).
Phalanna: 1429.7 2.70 g 12. Male head right/Horse to right. BMC 2. Ex The New York Sale II, 2 December 1999, 71 ($500) and Giessener Münzhandlung 95, 9 March 1999, 219 (DM 675).
Pharsalos: 1429.8 3.00 g 11. Head of Athena to right/Horse head to right. Lavva 121.
Pherai: 1429.9 2.70 g 12. Head of Ennodia/Hypereia. BMC 20. Thebai: 1429.10 2.58 g 11. Demeter/Protesilaos. Moustaka 92. Ex Glendining, 21 June 1972, 164 (£46).
Trikka: 1429.11 2.56 g 2. Hero and half bull right/Forepart of horse right. BMC 8-9 var. Ex Spink’s 32, 30 November 1983, 31 (£190).
Skotussa: 1429.12 2.81 g 2. Forepart of horse right/Grain. BMC 1. Ex Sotheby’s, Brand 5, 1 February 1984, 123 (£400). A lovely lot of hemidrachms, all in better than average condition and all toned. Very fine or better (12).
Hammer Price: 12000 CHF