Auction No. 62

Live bidding ends on: 04 February 2018, 05:00 PM CEST

 

MYSIA. Kyzikos. Tetradrachm (Circa 390-341/0 BC). Obv: ΣΩTEIPA. Head of Kore Soteira left, with hair in sphendone. Rev: KYZI. Head of lion left; seed to right; below, tunny left. Nomisma IX 23; SNG BN 396-402 & 404 var. (symbol). Condition: Very fine. 
Weight: 14.93 g. Diameter: 26 mm.

MYSIA. Kyzikos. Tetradrachm (Circa 390-341/0 BC).

Obv: ΣΩTEIPA.
Head of Kore Soteira left, with hair in sphendone.

Rev: KYZI.
Head of lion left; seed to right; below, tunny left.

Nomisma IX 23; SNG BN 396-402 & 404 var. (symbol).

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 14.93 g.

Diameter: 26 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 478-455 BC). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Incuse head of bull right. Bodenstedt 29; HGC 6, 956. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 2.54 g. Diameter: 9 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 478-455 BC).

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

Rev: Incuse head of bull right.

Bodenstedt 29; HGC 6, 956.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 2.54 g.

Diameter: 9 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 454-428/7 BC). Obv: Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia. Rev: Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, with hair in sphendone; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt 43; HGC 6, 969. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 2.59 g. Diameter: 10 mm.

LESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 454-428/7 BC).

Obv: Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia.

Rev: Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, with hair in sphendone; all within incuse square.

Bodenstedt 43; HGC 6, 969.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 2.59 g.

Diameter: 10 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Alyattes to Kroisos (Circa 620/10-550/39 BC). EL Trite or 1/3 Stater. Sardes. Obv: Head of roaring lion right, with star on forehead.
Rev: Two incuse square punches. Weidauer 86-9; Traité I 44; SNG Kayhan I 1013; SNG von Aulock 2868-9. 
Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 4.76 g. Diameter: 12 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Alyattes to Kroisos (Circa 620/10-550/39 BC). EL Trite or 1/3 Stater. Sardes..

Obv: Head of roaring lion right, with star on forehead.

Rev: Two incuse square punches.

Weidauer 86-9; Traité I 44; SNG Kayhan I 1013; SNG von Aulock 2868-9. 

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.76 g.

Diameter: 12 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Ardys to Alyattes (Circa 630s-564/53 BC). EL Hekte. Sardes. Obv: Confronted heads of two lions [the one on the right is off the flan]; KUKALIṂ (retrograde in Lydian) between. Rev: Two incuse square punches. Weidauer Group XVIII, 114-5; cf. Triton XV, lot 1241 (trite; which realized a hammer of $45,000 [!]). Extremely rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 2.36 g. Diameter: 9 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Ardys to Alyattes (Circa 630s-564/53 BC). EL Hekte. Sardes.

Obv: Confronted heads of two lions [the one on the right is off the flan]; KUKALIṂ (retrograde in Lydian) between.

Rev:Two incuse square punches.

Weidauer Group XVIII, 114-5; cf. Triton XV, lot 1241 (trite; which realized a hammer of $45,000 [!]).

Extremely rare.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 2.36 g.

Diameter: 9 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos (Circa 564/53-550/39 BC). GOLD Hekte. Sardes. Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Rev: Two incuse square punches. Berk 8; Traité I 406; Weber 6772. Condition: Mint State, lustrous. Weight: 1.35 g. Diameter: 8 mm.

KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos (Circa 564/53-550/39 BC). GOLD Hekte. Sardes.

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion and bull.

Rev: Two incuse square punches.

Berk 8; Traité I 406; Weber 6772.

Condition: Mint State, lustrous.

Weight: 1.35 g.

Diameter: 8 mm.

IONIA. Ephesus. Macrinus (217-218). Ae. Obv: AVT K M OΠЄΛ CЄOVH MAKPЄINOC CЄ. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: ΠЄΙΩΝ / ЄΦЄСΙΩΝ. River god Peion reclining left, holding statue of Artemis Ephesia and cornucopia; distyle temple and tree to left; in background above, tower and boar pierced by spear advancing right (allusing to the foundation myth of Ephesus). Numismatik Naumann 39, lot 589; Gitbud & Naumann 7, lot 237 (which realized a hammer of €2,400) = Asia Minor Coins online #11620; cf. Numismatik Naumann 58, lot 276 (for a similar reverse of Severus Alexander). Very rare. Condition: Near very fine. Weight: 21.49 g. Diameter: 35 mm.

IONIA. Ephesus. Macrinus (217-218). Ae.

Obv: AVT K M OΠЄΛ CЄOVH MAKPЄINOC CЄ.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ΠЄΙΩΝ / ЄΦЄСΙΩΝ.
River god Peion reclining left, holding statue of Artemis Ephesia and cornucopia; distyle temple and tree to left; in background above, tower and boar pierced by spear advancing right (allusing to the foundation myth of Ephesus).

Numismatik Naumann 39, lot 589; Gitbud & Naumann 7, lot 237 (which realized a hammer of €2,400) = Asia Minor Coins online #11620; cf. Numismatik Naumann 58, lot 276 (for a similar reverse of Severus Alexander).

Very rare.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 21.49 g.

Diameter: 35 mm.

CILICIA. Aegeae. Diadumenian (Caesar, 217-218). Ae. Dated CY 264 (217/8). Obv: M ΟΠ ANTΩNINOC KAICAP. Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MAKPЄINOVP M ЄVΓ Π Θ / ΔΞ - C / AIΓAIΩN. Goat kneeling right. Ziegler 1385-6; Haymann 145b. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 15.63 g. Diameter: 28 mm.

CILICIA. Aegeae. Diadumenian (Caesar, 217-218). Ae. Dated CY 264 (217/8).

Obv: M ΟΠ ANTΩNINOC KAICAP.
Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: MAKPЄINOVP M ЄVΓ Π Θ / ΔΞ – C / AIΓAIΩN.
Goat kneeling right.

Ziegler 1385-6; Haymann 145b.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 15.63 g.

Diameter: 28 mm.

CYRENAICA. Mark Antony and Cleopatra (31 BC). Ae. Obv: BACIΛ / ΘЄA / NЄ. Legend in three lines. Rev: ANTω / YΠA / Γ. Legend in three lines. RPC I 924; Svoronos 1899. Rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 10.88 g. Diameter: 26 mm.

CYRENAICA. Mark Antony and Cleopatra (31 BC). Ae.

Obv: BACIΛ / ΘЄA / NЄ.
Legend in three lines.

Rev: ANTω / YΠA / Γ.
Legend in three lines.

RPC I 924; Svoronos 1899.

Rare.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 10.88 g.

Diameter: 26 mm.

OCTAVIAN. Denarius (30-29 BC). Uncertain mint in Italy, possibly Rome. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: IMP CAESAR on architrave of the Roman Senate House (Curia Julia), porch supported by four short columns, statue of Victory on globe surmounting apex of roof, statues of standing figures at the extremities of the architrave. RIC² 266; CRI 421. Condition: Very fine, a few bankers' marks, some off-centering. Weight: 3.72 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

OCTAVIAN. Denarius (30-29 BC). Uncertain mint in Italy, possibly Rome. 

Obv: Bare head right.

Rev: IMP CAESAR on architrave of the Roman Senate House (Curia Julia), porch supported by four short columns, statue of Victory on globe surmounting apex of roof, statues of standing figures at the extremities of the architrave.

RIC² 266; CRI 421. 

Condition: Very fine, a few bankers’ marks, some off-centering.

Weight: 3.72 g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

UNCERTAIN (Circa 11th-12th centuries). Silver Trachy. Obv: MP - ΘV. The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans, with Christ medallion on breast. Rev: Emperor and uncertain saint standing facing, holding between them a staff surmounted by uncertain object; two shields between them. Sear -. Condition: Good very fine, some breaks in flan. Weight: 2.55 g.
Diameter: 33 mm.

UNCERTAIN (Circa 11th-12th centuries). Silver Trachy.

Obv: MP – ΘV.
The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans, with Christ medallion on breast.

Rev:Emperor and uncertain saint standing facing, holding between them a staff surmounted by uncertain object; two shields between them.

Sear -.

Condition: Good very fine, some breaks in flan.

Weight: 2.55 g.

Diameter: 33 mm.

AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand (Archduke, 1564-1595). Taler. Hall. Obv: FERDINAND D G ARCHIDVX AVSTRIÆ. Crowned and armored half-length bust right, holding sceptre and sword-in-scabbard. Rev: DVX BVRGVNDIÆ COMES TIROLIS. Crowned coat-of-arms. Davenport 8097. Condition: Choice extremely fine. Weight: 28.73 g. Diameter: 29 mm.

AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand (Archduke, 1564-1595). Taler. Hall.

Obv: FERDINAND D G ARCHIDVX AVSTRIÆ.
Crowned and armored half-length bust right, holding sceptre and sword-in-scabbard.

Rev: DVX BVRGVNDIÆ COMES TIROLIS.
Crowned coat-of-arms.

Davenport 8097.

Condition: Choice extremely fine.

Weight: 28.73 g.

Diameter: 29 mm.

 

 


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