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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).

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

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Lot 1

Hispania. Qart Hadasht or Carthago Nova. Triple Shekel, c. 221 - 210/209 BC. (Silver, 22.05g., 31.1mm). Youthful laureate head of Melqart-Herakles (or Hannibal himself) to left, with his club ...
Greek Coins

An impressive and extremely rare coin, of which only five examples are known, two of which being in ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 2

Italy. Calabria, Taras. Stater, c. 490 - 480 BC. (Silver, 7.90g., 21mm). ΦΙΛΩΝ / ΕΥ Nude ephebe riding galloping horse to left, holding round shield and two spears with his left hand and ...
Greek Coins

A splendid, beautifully preserved and perfectly centered example of fine style. Good extremely fine.

3.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 3

Italy. Bruttium, the Brettii. Gold Hemidrachm, c. 215 - 214 BC. (Gold, 2.11g, 12.4mm). Head of bearded Herakles to left, wearing lion-skin headdress; to left, below chin, tiny Γ; to right, ...
Greek Coins

Very rare. Toned, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.

10.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 4

Italy. Bruttium, Rhegium. Tetradrachm, c. 450 - 445 BC. (Silver, 17.35g., 25.6mm). Lion’s mask facing; border of dots / RECI – NOS Iokastos, bearded and nude to the waist, seated left on a ...
Greek Coins

A masterpiece of Greek Art. Very rare, the finest specimen of this type known; the first of the ...

200.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 5

Italy. Bruttium, Temesa. Stater, c. 450 BC. (Silver, 8g., 19.1mm). Tripod with three ring handles, legs ending in lion’s paws, and with two double volutes below the bowl; to left and right, greave ...
Greek Coins

Extremely rare and of remarkably fine quality. The finest example of this type known. Extremely ...

25.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 6

Italy. Sicily, Akragas. Tetradrachm, c. 460 - 450/446 BC. (Silver, 17.47g., 24.4mm). AKRAC – ANTOΣ (the N retrograde) Eagle with closed wings standing left on Ionic column capital / Crab; ...
Greek Coins

Very rare both for the ornament on the reverse below the crab and for being in such superlative ...

30.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 7

Italy. Sicily, Gela. Didrachm, c. 490/85 - 480/75 BC. (Silver, 8.62g., 19.5mm). Nude and bearded rider galloping to right, hurling spear with his raised right hand and holding the horse’s ...
Greek Coins

A beautiful coin, well-struck, well-centered and attractively toned. Good extremely fine.

5.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 8

Italy. Sicily, Kamarina. Tetradrachm, c. 410 BC. (Silver, 17.15g., 27.5mm). ΚΑΜ – Α – ΡΙΝΑ Athena, wearing helmet and long peplos, holding kentron in her left hand and the reins in her ...
Greek Coins

Extremely rare, the finest of the seven known examples of this die pair and surely the most ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 9

Italy. Sicily, Katane. Tetradrachm, c. 405 BC. (Silver, 17.05g., 26.4mm). Laureate head of Apollo facing, slightly turned to the left, his hair in curls that are apparently blown by the wind; to ...
Greek Coins

An extraordinary three-quarter facing portrait.Very rare and most important, a coin of great ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 10

Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. 470 - 465 BC. (Silver, 17.19g., 27.5mm). Quadriga, driven by a male charioteer wearing a long chiton, moving slowly to right; above, Nike flying left to ...
Greek Coins

A very rare and beautifully preserved example of Leontinoi’s most prestigious early issue. ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 11

Italy. Sicily, Leontinoi. Tetradrachm, c. 420 - 415 BC. (Silver, 17.47g., 25.2mm). Laureate head of Apollo to right, his hair short / ΛΕΟΝ-Τ-ΙΝ-Ο-Ν. Lion’s head right; four barley ...
Greek Coins

Extremely rare, beautifully toned and of superb style. A remarkable coin and the best example known ...

30.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 12

Italy. Sicily, Messana. Tetradrachm, c. 412 - 408 BC. (Silver, 17.40g., 27.4mm). The nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding the reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left; ...
Greek Coins

A wonderful, rare example perfectly struck on a broad flan producing a coin of great elegance. ...

30.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 13

Italy. Sicily, Naxos. Drachm, c. 450 BC. (Silver, 4.12g., 19mm). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair tied in a bun at the back; border of dots, cut through by the ...
Greek Coins

Very rare, especially in this superb condition. Perfectly struck on a broad flan. A true ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 14

Italy. Sicily, Selinos. Tetradrachm, c. 460 - 450 BC. (Silver, 17.49g., 28.3mm). ΣΕΛΙΝΟ-ΝΤΙ-ΟΣ (retrograde) Quadriga walking to left, driven by Artemis standing left and holding the ...
Greek Coins

Very rare and of lovely early classical style, a marvelous coin with a splendid pedigree. Extremely ...

50.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 15

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 405 BC, by Euth [ydamos] and Eumenes. (Silver, 17.28g., 24.8mm). Quadriga galloping to right, driven by a winged male figure holding the reins with both ...
Greek Coins

A lovely coin of magnificent style, beautifully struck and attractively toned signed by the ...

100.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 16

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 405 - 400 BC. (Silver, 17.23g., 28mm). Quadriga galloping to left, driven by a female charioteer (Artemis, Demeter or Persephone?) holding the reins in ...
Greek Coins

Rare, a coin of lovely style, beautifully engraved. Extremely fine.

50.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 18

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Dekadrachm, c. 317 - 310 BC, under Agathokles. (Gold, 4.28g., 16.3mm). Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind head, Σ / ΣΥΡΑ–Κ-ΟΣΙΩΝ Charioteer driving a ...
Greek Coins

A beautiful and rare piece, very well struck on a broad flan. Good Extremely fine.

5.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 19

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm, c. 310 - 304 BC, under Agathokles. (Silver, 16.62g., 27mm). ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring / Reverse: ...
Greek Coins

Lightly toned and particularly attractive; perfectly centered on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.

20.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 20

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. 10 Litrai, 214 - 212 BC, the Fifth Republic. (Silver, 8.39g., 25mm). Head of Kore-Persephone to left, with her hair tied in a bun at the back, wearing grain wreath, ...
Greek Coins

A superb and extremely rare piece, toned and firmly struck on a broad flan. Some traces of an ...

20.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 21

Italy. Sicily, Syracuse. 8 Litrai, c. 212 BC, the Fifth Republic. (Silver, 6.78g., 20.5mm). Female head to left, wearing oak wreath, pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind her head, long torch / ...
Greek Coins

A coin of the highest rarity, apparently one of only two known and probably from the last issue of ...

50.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 22

Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain mint. Tetradrachm, c. 330 BC. (Silver, 17.09g., 26.2mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace, her hair ...
Greek Coins

A coin of quite outstanding beauty, a magnificent example of late classical style. Tiny flan crack, ...

30.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 23

Siculo-Punic Coinage. Sicily, uncertain mint. Tetradrachm, c. 300 BC. (Silver, 17.20g., 27.1mm). Head of Melqart-Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress / ‛MHMḤNT Horse’s head to left; ...
Greek Coins

A wonderful, beautifully struck coin of the best possible style, toned and struck in high relief. ...

20.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 24

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater of 1¼ Shekels, c. 350 - 320 BC. (Gold, 9.36g., 18.9mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace with nine ...
Greek Coins

A particularly neat and attractive example, well-struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.

10.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 25

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater of 1¼ Shekels, c. 350 - 320 BC. (Gold, 9.25g., 18mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace with eight ...
Greek Coins

A very attractive example, with a large and impressive head of Tanit. Extremely fine.

8.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 26

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Stater, c. 310 - 290 BC. (Electrum, 7.53g., 19.1mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and necklace with nine oblong ...
Greek Coins

A very attractive, beautifully toned and well struck example.

5.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 27

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage. Shekel, c. 300 BC. (Silver, 7.53g., 19.3mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and necklace with nine oblong pendants / Horse ...
Greek Coins

A very rare example of a shekel made from good silver rather than billon, and produced from dies of ...

5.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 28

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from a Sicilian mint. Dekadrachm or 5 Shekels, c. 260 BC. (Silver, 37.88g., 39mm). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears and pendant earring / ...
Greek Coins

An impressive and very rare coin of outstanding quality, toned and very well struck. Good extremely ...

50.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 29

North Africa. Zeugitania, Carthage, but from a Sicilian mint. Shekel, c. 211 - 209 BC. (Silver, 6.96g., 22.5mm). Laureate male head to left / Elephant walking right, below, in exergue, aleph. A. ...
Greek Coins

A coin of splendid Hellenistic style, with a strong, almost individual looking head, very well ...

10.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 30

Black Sea Area. The Tauric Chersonese. Pantikapaion. Stater, c. 340 - 330 BC. (Gold, 9.19g., 20mm). Head of a satyr to left, with a pointed beard, a goat’s ear and a pug nose, wearing an ivy ...
Greek Coins

An extremely rare type of great power and beauty. Good Extremely fine.

200.000,00 CHF
Auction closed

Lot 31

Northern Greece. Thrace, Abdera. Stater, c. 362 BC. (Silver, 13.07g., 24mm). ΑΒΔΗ Griffin seated to left, his wings slightly spread; to left, cicada seen from above / ΕΠΙ ΦΙΛΑ – ΔΟΣ ...
Greek Coins

Rare, attractively toned and of exceptionally fine style. Extremely fine.

20.000,00 CHF
Auction closed