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Nomos 18

5 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Lot 71

MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 450 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.19 g). Lion seated to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail form. H. Bloesch, Die Löwen von Skione, SNR 38 (1957), p. 10 and pl. 1, 12 (possibly same dies). Extremely rare. With a powerful and ferocious lion. Some minor marks and with an obverse struck on a short flan, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a German collection, acquired at the Munich coin show in the late 1990s.

The attribution to Phagres – a city in the eastern Macedonian district of Edonis between Amphipolis and Eion in the west and Galepsos in the east – rather than the Thracian Chersonesos (modern Gallipoli), seems secure since all known examples of this coin were apparently found in Macedonia.

Online bidding closes: 5 May 2019, 14:30:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 7 Aug 2022, 23:57:31 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:1900 CHF

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