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Lot: 41087
Price: 27500 CHF
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Octadrachm (Gold, 27 mm, 27.70 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 265 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts right of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts right of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled. CPE 313. Olivier & Lorber 54 (A8/R26 this coin). SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. A beautiful, toned and elegant example of this impressive coin, of fine style and with excellent portraits. Minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, and that of Roger Peyrefitte, Vinchon 29 April 1974, 118.

The Ptolemies were famous for the vast number of gold coins they issued during the first century of their rule. These coins were used for trade, major payments and for prestige gifts to high ranking individuals; and, of course, they were also used for subsidies to allies. The gold came from mines to the south, in Nubia and elsewhere. This piece is part of a major issue showing the reigning monarch, his sister-wife, and their parents, the founders of the dynasty.
This coin was once owned by Roger Peyrefitte, a very colorful (to say the least!) French writer, diplomat and defender of gay rights. He launched serious attacks on the Catholic Church, had a serious fight with Mauriac, and wrote reams of gossipy articles. In 1963 he met the 12 year old Alain-Philippe Malagnac d'Argens de Villèle (1951-2000) and fell in love with him; he became Peyrefitte's secretary in 1967 and later Peyrefitte adopted him. In 1979 Malagnac married Amanda Lear, but since that happened long after this coin was sold the story, while a wild one, isn't relevant here! What is worth noting is that Peyrefitte did have a very good eye for style - as anyone who has seen his coins in the Vinchon sale of 1974 can attest! In fact, another one of his coins was the famous Antinoos bronze that later appeared in the BCD collection (LHS 96, 1499).
Lot: 41087
Price: 27500 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Octadrachm (Gold, 27 mm, 27.70 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 265 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts right of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts right of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled. CPE 313. Olivier & Lorber 54 (A8/R26 this coin). SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. A beautiful, toned and elegant example of this impressive coin, of fine style and with excellent portraits. Minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Lot: 41090
Price: 5000 CHF
KINGS OF MACEDON. Archelaos, 413-400/399 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.31 g, 6 h). Cavalryman, wearing kausia and chlamys, and holding two spears in his right hand and the reins in his left, riding galloping horse to left . Rev. AP-X-E-ΛAO Forepart of a goat kneeling to right, his head turned back to left; all in a linear square within a shallow incuse square. AMNG III, pl. XXIX, 10 (same reverse die). SNG ANS 64. Westermark, Staters, Group I (O2/R6, these dies, but this combination unrecorded). Lightly toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Lot: 41091
Price: 5000 CHF
THESSALY. Larissa. Early 4th Century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 16 mm, 1.61 g, 9 h). Small, round shield with the device of a bull's hoof to right within a dotted circle; , all within a circle of dots. Rev. Λ-API Laureate and draped bust of long-haired and bearded Asklepios to right, before him, snake coiling right. BCD Thessaly I 1120 and II 169 var. (both struck from the same dies, albeit different from the ones here). Traité II, 4, 690 and pl. CCXCVII, 23-24. A wonderful piece, very rare, toned and with a magnificent head of Asklepios. Struck on a curiously oblong flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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