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Obolos 24

21 August 2022


Old Cabinet Toning

Price: 750 CHF
Lot 48

SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-440 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.42 g, 9 h). Σ-Ε-ΛΙ-ΝΟ-Ν-Τ-IΟΝ Youthful Herakles striding to right, holding the right horn of the Cretan bull, galloping to right, with his left hand and preparing to strike him with a club held high in his right. Rev. [ΗΥ]ΨΑΣ Youthful river god Hypsas standing to left, sacrificing over a serpent entwined altar to left; behind him to right, selinon leaf in the field above a crane walking to right. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 16 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 703 (same dies). Old cabinet toning and well-centered. Very fine.

From the collection of a European nobleman who died in 1940.

Online bidding closes: 21 Aug 2022, 14:24:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 25 Feb 2024, 16:53:39 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:1450 CHF by Ghost (7 bids)
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