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Nomos 6 8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 62
Estimate: 6500 CHF
KINGS of ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Monunios. circa 300-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.81 g 6). Cow standing right, her head bent back to left to suckle her calf, kneeling left beneath her; above, jawbone of a boar to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΟΝΟΥΝΙΟΥ Double stellate pattern in the form of a square within a double linear border; all within linear circle. BMC 1. S. Gjongecaj. “Le Trésor de Kreshpan (Albanie)” in RN 153 (1998), p. 95, Type 4. Extremely rare. Slightly double-struck on the obverse, otherwise exceptionally well preserved and, extremely fine.


Monounios was an Illyrian king about whom almost nothing is known (it has also been suggested that he was a Dardanian). He seems to have been involved with the Macedonian succession question after the death of Lysimachos; a helmet inscribed with his name seems to have been found in Lake Ohrid. The coins prove that he was able to control Dyrrhachion for a short period in the early third century BC: his monogram appears on the coinage and then, for a time, he was even able to put his full name and title on staters, even omitting the city’s own name. This indicates that the city was fully under the king’s control (there are coins in the name of his successor Mytilios as well). In any case, these coins are very rare, indeed.
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Online bidding closes: 08 May 2012 14:00:00 CET
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Lot 62
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Current Bid: None
KINGS of ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Monunios. circa 300-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 9.81 g 6). Cow standi ...
Lot 63
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Current Bid: None
KORKYRA, Korkyra. 4th century BC. Stater (Silver, 10.78 g 12). Cow standing right, her head bent back t ...
Lot 64
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Current Bid: None
LOKRIS, Lokris Opuntii. Circa 356-338 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.95 g 9). Head of Demeter to right, wearing ...