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Nomos 3

10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Lot 114

LESBOS, Unattributed early mint. Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Billon, 11.08 g). Two calf’s heads confronted, forming a single facing head; between them, laurel tree. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 285. SNG von Aulock 1682. Traité I, pl. XV, 14. Toned and very clearly struck. With a fascinating optical illusion on the obverse, unusually well-preserved. Extremely fine.

From the Z collection, Switzerland.

Lesbos seems to have specialized in unusual types that could be viewed in two ways: the two calves’ heads on the obverse either can be seen as separate animals facing each other, or as a single head facing the viewer (albeit with two necks!).

Online bidding closes: 10 May 2011, 09:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 7 Aug 2022, 21:57:48 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:4000 CHF

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