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nomos auction 20
postponed until
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Auction 19
Estimate: 1750 CHF
CRETE. Kydonia. Circa 320-270 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 11.27 g, 11 h). Head of a nymph to right, her hair rolled and tied with a vine wreath, wearing an elaborate pendant earring. Rev. ΚΥΔΩΝ The archer Kydon standing to left, stringing his bow. Dewing 1995. Le Rider pl. IX, 18 (same dies). Pozzi 1972 (same dies). Svoronos 3, pl. IX, 3 (same obverse die). Very rare. With a fine obverse portrait based on the heads found on the staters of Lokris. Areas of striking flatness, various die breaks, otherwise, good very fine.
obolos webauction 15
april 2020
Obolos 14
Estimate: 500 CHF
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Commodus, 177-192. Medallion (Bronze, 42 mm, 33.87 g, 1 h). ΑY ΚΑΙ Μ ΑYΡΗΛΙ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right, seen from the rear. Rev. ƐΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΑYΡΗ ΜEIΔΙΟY ΑCΙΑΡΧ ΚYΖΙΚΗ/ ΝEΟΚΟΡΩΝ Hygieia standing to right, feeding serpent from her patera; to right Asclepius standing facing, his head turned to left, holding serpent-staff; between twem, Telesphorus standing, facing. Apparently an unpublished variety, combining the obverse die of RPC online 9167 (Bani 16), with a reverse die of RPC online 754 (von Fritze, VI 6b). A surprising new find! This is the biggest (and the rarest) medallion of Cyzicus struck under Commodus. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
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