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Masterpieces of Greek coinage

Masterpieces of Greek coinage

Masterpieces of Greek coinage
Monday 14 December 2015, 3:00 PM (Central Europe Time), Genéve.

Pre-auction bids deadline:
Monday 14 December 2015, 10:00 AM (CET).

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Monday 14 December 2015 · 3pm (CET): lots 1 to 75

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Hispania. Qart Hadasht or Carthago Nova. ...
 

Lot 1

Greek Coins

Hispania. Qart Hadasht or Carthago Nova. Triple Shekel, c. 221 - 210/209 BC. (Silver, 22.05g., 31.1mm). Youthful laureate head of ... - An impressive and extremely rare coin, of which only five examples are known, two of which being in museums. Good very fine.


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Calabria, Taras. Stater, c. ...
 

Lot 2

Greek Coins

Italy. Calabria, Taras. Stater, c. 490 - 480 BC. (Silver, 7.90g., 21mm). ΦΙΛΩΝ / ΕΥ Nude ephebe riding galloping horse to left, ... - A splendid, beautifully preserved and perfectly centered example of fine style. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
3.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Bruttium, the Brettii.  Gold ...
 

Lot 3

Greek Coins

Italy. Bruttium, the Brettii. Gold Hemidrachm, c. 215 - 214 BC. (Gold, 2.11g, 12.4mm). Head of bearded Herakles to left, wearing ... - Very rare. Toned, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
10.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Bruttium, Rhegium. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 4

Greek Coins

Italy. Bruttium, Rhegium. Tetradrachm, c. 450 - 445 BC. (Silver, 17.35g., 25.6mm). Lion’s mask facing; border of dots / RECI – NOS ... - A masterpiece of Greek Art. Very rare, the finest specimen of this type known; the first of the ‘oikist’ tetradrachms of Rhegium, and the prototype for the series. A coin of splendid early classical style. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
200.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Bruttium, Temesa. Stater, c. 450 BC. ...
 

Lot 5

Greek Coins

Italy. Bruttium, Temesa. Stater, c. 450 BC. (Silver, 8g., 19.1mm). Tripod with three ring handles, legs ending in lion’s paws, and with ... - Extremely rare and of remarkably fine quality. The finest example of this type known. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
25.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Akragas.  Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 6

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Akragas. Tetradrachm, c. 460 - 450/446 BC. (Silver, 17.47g., 24.4mm). AKRAC – ANTOΣ (the N retrograde) Eagle with ... - Very rare both for the ornament on the reverse below the crab and for being in such superlative condition. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
30.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Gela.  Didrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 7

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Gela. Didrachm, c. 490/85 - 480/75 BC. (Silver, 8.62g., 19.5mm). Nude and bearded rider galloping to right, hurling ... - A beautiful coin, well-struck, well-centered and attractively toned. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
5.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Kamarina.  Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 8

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Kamarina. Tetradrachm, c. 410 BC. (Silver, 17.15g., 27.5mm). ΚΑΜ – Α – ΡΙΝΑ Athena, wearing helmet and long ... - Extremely rare, the finest of the seven known examples of this die pair and surely the most beautiful of all the coins struck by Kamarina. Toned, well struck and centered on a broad flan, with a superb head of Herakles of the finest and most elegant Class


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Katane. Tetradrachm, c. 405 ...
 

Lot 9

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Katane. Tetradrachm, c. 405 BC. (Silver, 17.05g., 26.4mm). Laureate head of Apollo facing, slightly turned to the left, his ... - An extraordinary three-quarter facing portrait.Very rare and most important, a coin of great elegance struck in high relief. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 10

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. 470 - 465 BC. (Silver, 17.19g., 27.5mm). Quadriga, driven by a male charioteer wearing a long ... - A very rare and beautifully preserved example of Leontinoi’s most prestigious early issue. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 11

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. 420 - 415 BC. (Silver, 17.47g., 25.2mm). Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair short / ... - Extremely rare, beautifully toned and of superb style. A remarkable coin and the best example known of the type. Some minor striking faults, otherwise, extremely fine.


Starting price:
30.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Messana.  Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 12

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Messana. Tetradrachm, c. 412 - 408 BC. (Silver, 17.40g., 27.4mm). The nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding the ... - A wonderful, rare example perfectly struck on a broad flan producing a coin of great elegance. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
30.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Naxos.  Drachm, c. 450 BC. ...
 

Lot 13

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Naxos. Drachm, c. 450 BC. (Silver, 4.12g., 19mm). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair ... - Very rare, especially in this superb condition. Perfectly struck on a broad flan. A true masterpiece of mid 5th century style. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Selinos. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 14

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Selinos. Tetradrachm, c. 460 - 450 BC. (Silver, 17.49g., 28.3mm). ΣΕΛΙΝΟ-ΝΤΙ-ΟΣ (retrograde) Quadriga walking ... - Very rare and of lovely early classical style, a marvelous coin with a splendid pedigree. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
50.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 405 ...
 

Lot 15

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 405 BC, by Euth [ydamos] and Eumenes. (Silver, 17.28g., 24.8mm). Quadriga galloping to right, ... - A lovely coin of magnificent style, beautifully struck and attractively toned signed by the artist-engravers Euth [ydamos] and Eumenes. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
100.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 16

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 405 - 400 BC. (Silver, 17.23g., 28mm). Quadriga galloping to left, driven by a female ... - Rare, a coin of lovely style, beautifully engraved. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
50.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse.  Dekadrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 18

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Dekadrachm, c. 317 - 310 BC, under Agathokles. (Gold, 4.28g., 16.3mm). Laureate head of Apollo to left; ... - A beautiful and rare piece, very well struck on a broad flan. Good Extremely fine.


Starting price:
5.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. ...
 

Lot 19

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 310 - 304 BC, under Agathokles. (Silver, 16.62g., 27mm). ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, ... - Lightly toned and particularly attractive; perfectly centered on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
20.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. 10 Litrai, ...
 

Lot 20

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. 10 Litrai, 214 - 212 BC, the Fifth Republic. (Silver, 8.39g., 25mm). Head of Kore-Persephone to left, with her ... - A superb and extremely rare piece, toned and firmly struck on a broad flan. Some traces of an undertype – a 10 litrai of Hieronymous. Very minor hairline crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.


Starting price:
20.000,00 Fr.
Italy. Sicily, Syracuse.  8 Litrai, c. 212 ...
 

Lot 21

Greek Coins

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. 8 Litrai, c. 212 BC, the Fifth Republic. (Silver, 6.78g., 20.5mm). Female head to left, wearing oak wreath, ... - A coin of the highest rarity, apparently one of only two known and probably from the last issue of Syracuse as an independent city. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
50.000,00 Fr.
Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain ...
 

Lot 22

Greek Coins

Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain mint. Tetradrachm, c. 330 BC. (Silver, 17.09g., 26.2mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of ... - A coin of quite outstanding beauty, a magnificent example of late classical style. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, good extremely fine.


Starting price:
30.000,00 Fr.
Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain ...
 

Lot 23

Greek Coins

Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain mint. Tetradrachm, c. 300 BC. (Silver, 17.20g., 27.1mm). Head of Melqart-Herakles to right, wearing ... - A wonderful, beautifully struck coin of the best possible style, toned and struck in high relief. Virtually as struck.


Starting price:
20.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage.  Stater ...
 

Lot 24

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater of 1¼ Shekels, c. 350 - 320 BC. (Gold, 9.36g., 18.9mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing ... - A particularly neat and attractive example, well-struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
10.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater ...
 

Lot 25

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater of 1¼ Shekels, c. 350 - 320 BC. (Gold, 9.25g., 18mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain ... - A very attractive example, with a large and impressive head of Tanit. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
8.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage.  Stater, ...
 

Lot 26

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater, c. 310 - 290 BC. (Electrum, 7.53g., 19.1mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, ... - A very attractive, beautifully toned and well struck example.


Starting price:
5.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Shekel, ...
 

Lot 27

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Shekel, c. 300 BC. (Silver, 7.53g., 19.3mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, ... - A very rare example of a shekel made from good silver rather than billon, and produced from dies of very good style. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
5.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from ...
 

Lot 28

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from a Sicilian mint. Dekadrachm or 5 Shekels, c. 260 BC. (Silver, 37.88g., 39mm). Head of Tanit ... - An impressive and very rare coin of outstanding quality, toned and very well struck. Good extremely fine.


Starting price:
50.000,00 Fr.
North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from ...
 

Lot 29

Greek Coins

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from a Sicilian mint. Shekel, c. 211 - 209 BC. (Silver, 6.96g., 22.5mm). Laureate male head to ... - A coin of splendid Hellenistic style, with a strong, almost individual looking head, very well struck and centered. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
10.000,00 Fr.
Black Sea Area. The Tauric Chersonese. ...
 

Lot 30

Greek Coins

Black Sea Area. The Tauric Chersonese. Pantikapaion. Stater, c. 340 - 330 BC. (Gold, 9.19g., 20mm). Head of a satyr to left, with a ... - An extremely rare type of great power and beauty. Good Extremely fine.


Starting price:
200.000,00 Fr.
Northern Greece. Thrace, Abdera.  Stater, c. ...
 

Lot 31

Greek Coins

Northern Greece. Thrace, Abdera. Stater, c. 362 BC. (Silver, 13.07g., 24mm). ΑΒΔΗ Griffin seated to left, his wings slightly spread; ... - Rare, attractively toned and of exceptionally fine style. Extremely fine.


Starting price:
20.000,00 Fr.

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