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nomos auction 21
zürich
13 november 2020
Auction 20
Estimate: 3500 CHF
SICILY. Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.13 g, 1 h). Charioteer, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left, driving galloping quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer. Rev. RŠMLQRT in Punic. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, three dolphins. Jenkins, Punic 55 (O19/R42). A superb example, beautifully toned and struck. Struck on a very tight flan. Extremely fine.
obolos webauction 16
online
september 2020
Obolos 15
Estimate: 150 CHF
LYDIA. Thyateira. Commodus, 177-192. Hexassarion (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 18.59 g, 5 h), struck under the strategos Moschianos son of Philip. ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟ/C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right seen from the behind. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΜΟCΧΙΑΝΟY ΘYΑΤΙΡΗΝΩΝ Tyche standing facing, head to left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder with her extended right hand and cornucopia with her left; to left, column surmounted by a wheel. RPC online 2877. Extremely rare and possibly the second example known; the other in the Cabinet des Médailles in Paris. Minor flan crack and a scrape, otherwise, very fine.
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