21 August 2022
Old Cabinet Toning
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.