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Nomos 8

22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 40000 CHFHammer Price: 42000 CHF
Lot 166

MYSIA, Pergamon. 334-332 BC. Stater (Gold, 17mm, 8.62 g 1). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Palladium, wearing kalathos, standing facing in an archaistic manner, holding a shield over her left arm and thrusting with a spear held in her upraised right hand; in field to left, Corinthian helmet with crest; hanging from the shield, fillet ending in tassels. Gulbenkian 699 = Jameson 2580. SNG France 1557 = de Luynes 2492. Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known. Very minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.

From an American collection.

Struck from the same obverse die as the last, but from a different reverse die, this coin helps to show quite how small was the issue in which these coins were struck. If we are only dealing with single obverse die paired with two reverses, the total number of coins struck was probably not more than five talents, thus helping to explain why so few of them survived.

Online bidding closes: 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 6 Jul 2022 20:31:47 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:42000 CHF

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