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MÜNZEN UND MEDAILLEN COINS AND MEDALS Antike – Mittelalter

MÜNZEN UND MEDAILLEN

COINS AND MEDALS

Antike Mittelalter Neuzeit

Ancient, Medieval and Modern Coins

from Various Collections

Auktion 309

Monday, 28 April 2008

Lundi, 28 Avril 2008

Montag, 28. April 2008

HOTEL BAUR AU LAC

Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Tel. +41 (0)44 220 50 20

HESS - DIVO AG

Löwenstrasse 55, CH - 8001 Zürich

Tel. +41 (0)44 225 40 90 - Fax +41 (0)44 225 40 99

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TIMETABLE - ZEITTAFEL

AUCTION 309, 28 April, 2008:

Nr. 1 - 254 12.00 - 14.00

Nr. 255 - 819 15.00 - 19.00

Veranstaltungsort / Location:

Hotel Baur au Lac,

Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Tel. +41 (0)44 220 50 20

Lot viewing on 28 April 2008: Hotel Baur Au Lac from 10 am,

from 1 April - 27 April by prior appointment.

BESICHTIGUNG

Die Münzen können in den Geschäftsräumen der Hess-Divo AG,

Löwenstrasse 55, 3. Etage, 8001 Zürich, nach vorheriger telefonischer

Vereinbarung, +41 (0)44 225 40 90, besichtigt werden.

LOT VIEWING

The coins are on view at the premises of Hess-Divo AG, Lowenstrasse

55, 3 rd floor, 8001 Zurich, by prior appointment: +41 (0)44 225 40 90.

EXPOSITION

Les monnaies seront visibles chez Hess-Divo AG, Löwenstrasse 55, 3ème

étage, 8001 Zürich, sur rendez-vous téléphonique: +41 (0)44 225 40 90.

ESPOSIZIONE

Tutti i lotti sono visionabili presso la nostra sede, Löwenstrasse 55, 8001

Zurigo, previo appuntamento telefonico: +41 (0)44 225 40 90.

Questions? Please contact Gabriella Ferrari, Tel: +41 (44) 225 40 90

Die Auktion erfolgt unter Mitwirkung eines Beamten des Stadtammannamtes Zürich 1. Jede Haftung des

anwesenden Beamten, der Gemeinde oder des Staates für Handlungen des Auktionators entfällt.

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AUKTIONSBEDINGUNGEN

Die Auktion erfolgt gegen Barzahlung in Schweizer Franken mit einem Aufgeld von 15% auf den Zuschlagspreis. Erfolgt die

Auslieferung von Silber- und Bronzemünzen, Medaillen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen und Banknoten in der Schweiz, werden auf

Zuschlagspreis und Aufgeld zusätzlich 7,6% Mehrwertsteuer erhoben. Goldmünzen sind in der Schweiz grundsätzlich von der

Mehrwertsteuer befreit. Im Ausland erhobene Gebühren irgendwelcher Art sind vom Käufer zu bezahlen.

Die Zahlung ist nach erfolgtem Zuschlag fällig. Für verspätete Zahlung wird ein Verzugszins von 1% pro Monat in Rechnung gestellt.

Das Eigentumsrecht wird erst mit der vollständigen Bezahlung vom Käufer erworben. Der Käufer ist für die durch ihn getätigte

Erwerbung persönlich haftbar. Er kann nicht geltend machen, für Rechnung Dritter gehandelt zu haben.

Der Veranstalter versichert, die Bestimmungen des Kulturgütertransfergesetzes vollumfänglich beachtet zu haben.

Bei Mißverständnissen während der Auktion entscheidet der Auktionsleiter, ob das Los nochmals aufgerufen wird. Der Zuschlag

verpflichtet zur Abnahme.

Die Beschreibung der Stücke und deren Erhaltungsgrade erfolgt nach bestem Wissen und Gewissen. Die Echtheit der Stücke wird

garantiert. Beanstandungen oder Rückgabe von Mehrfachlots können nicht akzeptiert werden. Berechtigte Reklamationen werden bis

8 Tage nach Erhalt der Stücke berücksichtigt. Der Versand der ersteigerten Stücke erfolgt nach vollständiger Bezahlung der Rechnung

auf Kosten und Gefahr des Käufers.

Durch Abgabe eines mündlichen oder schriftlichen Gebotes werden die vorliegenden Auktionsbedingungen anerkannt. Schriftliche

Gebote werden von der Hess-Divo AG, Zürich, ohne Berechnung einer zusätzlichen Kommission interessewahrend ausgeführt.

Schriftliche Gebote, die 80 % des Schätzpreises unterschreiten, können nicht berücksichtigt werden.

Soweit in den vorliegenden Steigerungsbedingungen keine Sonderregelungen getroffen worden sind, gelten die Bestimmungen der

Verordnung des Obergerichts (des Kantons Zürich) über das Verfahren bei freiwilligen öffentlichen Versteigerungen vom 19. Dezember 1979.

Nur der deutsche Text der Auktionsbedingungen ist rechtsgültig. Gerichtsstand für alle Verfahren ist Zürich 1.

Der Auktionator handelt im Auftrag der Geschäftsleitung der Hess-Divo AG, Zürich. Eine Haftung des mitwirkenden Gemeindeammanns,

der Gemeinde oder des Staates für Handlungen des Auktionators besteht nicht.

CONDITIONS OF SALE BY AUCTION

All sales will be effected by payment in Swiss Francs with the addition of a buyer's premium of 15% on the hammer price. An additional

Swiss sales tax of 7.6% is due on the hammer price and on the buyer's premium for silver and bronze coins, and for medals and

banknotes, if they are delivered in Switzerland. Gold coins are generally tax-free in Switzerland. All fees and taxes due abroad are the

buyer's responsibility.

Payment in Swiss Francs is due immediately after the lot is sold. Default interest of 1% per month on the purchase price will be charged

for delayed payments. Full title to the goods is only transferred to the buyer upon complete payment. The buyer is personally liable for

his own purchase; he can not claim to act for the account of a third person.

In case of a misunderstanding it will be the municipal representative's decision whether the lot will be put up again. The fall of the

hammer commits the buyer to the acceptance of the lot.

The descriptions and the states of preservation are given in good faith. The authenticity of the pieces is guaranteed. No complaints or

returns can be accepted for multiple-lots. Justified complaints must be made within eight days of receipt of the merchandise.

Shipment of the purchased lots will be effected at the expense and risk of the buyer upon receipt of full payment.

The bidder accepts the conditions of sale set out above by the submission of bids, either verbal or written. Written bids will be carefully

executed by Hess-Divo AG free of charge. Written bids below 80 % of the estimated prices will not be accepted.

In all other respects which are not governed by the present conditions of sale by auction, the provisions of the Ordinance issued by the

Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich on 19 December 1979, regarding the procedure of voluntary public sales by auction shall be

applicable.

The only legally valid and binding text of the conditions of sale by auction is the German version. Exclusive jurisdiction for any legal

proceedings shall be Zürich 1.

The responsible auctioneer is an official of Hess-Divo AG, Zurich. No responsibility for the actions of the auctioneer will be assumed by

the municipal representative present at the auction, or by the Municipality or the State.

Hess-Divo AG MWST-Nr.: 323 109

EUR 100 ~ CHF 155 CHF 100 ~ EUR 65 USD 100 ~ CHF 100 CHF 100 ~ USD 100

For payments in Swiss Francs (CHF) / Bankverbindungen für Zahlungen in Schweizer Franken (CHF):

Zürcher Kantonalbank, CH-8001 Zürich, Clearing 700, Kto. 1100-0074.731

IBAN CH64 0070 0110 0000 7473 1, SWIFT ZKBKCHZZ80A

For payments in EURO / Bankverbindung für Zahlungen in EURO:

Deutsche Bank, DE-79539 Lörrach, Kto: 0391441, BLZ: 68370024

IBAN: DE24683700240039144100, SWIFT: DEUTDEDB683

Erhaltungsangaben Grades of preservation Degrès de conservation Gradi di preservazione

Polierte Platte Proof Flan bruni Fondo specchio

Stempelglanz Uncirculated Fleur de coin (FDC) FDC Fior di conio

Vorzüglich Extremely fine Superbe SPL Splendido

Sehr schön Very fine Très beau BB Bellissimo

Schön Fine Beau MB Molto bello

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CONDIZIONI DI VENDITA

Ogni vendita viene effettuata contro pagamento in franchi svizzeri. Al prezzo di aggiudicazione gli acquirenti dovranno aggiungere il

15% quale diritto d’asta. Su tutte le monete in argento e bronzo e su medaglie e decorazioni e banconote consegnate in Svizzera al

prezzo di aggiudicazione e alla commissione della casa d’asta deve essere aggiunto anche il 7,6% di IVA. In Swizzera non c'e IVA

sulle monete d'oro. Per ogni tassa di qualsivoglia natura dovuta a stati esteri la responsabilità è del acquirente.

Il pagamento, da effettuarsi in franchi svizzeri, è dovuto non appena il lotto è stato aggiudicato. In caso di ritardo nel pagamento sarà

calcolato un interesse dell’1% al mese sul totale dovuto. Gli oggetti venduti diventano di proprietà del compratore solo dopo l’avvenuto

pagamento dell’intero importo dovuto. Ogni acquirente è personalmente responsabile degli acquisti effettuati: egli non può pretendere di

aver agito per conto di terzi.

Il commissario d’asta si riserva il diritto durante la vendita di rimettere nuovamente all’incanto un lotto in caso di malintesi.

L’aggiudicazione impegna l’acquirente all’acquisto.

La descrizione e lo stato di conservazione sono dati in piena scienza e coscienza. L’autenticità delle monete è garantita. Non si

accettano reclami per lotti comprendenti diverse monete. Eventuali reclami giustificati dovranno essere presentati entro 8 giorni dal

ricevimento della merce.

La spedizione dei lotti acquistati avviene a spese, rischio e pericolo dell’acquirente e solo dopo il totale pagamento della merce.

Chiunque invii un ordine di acquisto orale o scritto è a conoscenza e accetta le condizioni di vendita sopraccitate. Gli ordini di acquisto

saranno eseguiti con cura dalla Hess-Divo AG senza commissione ulteriore. Le offerte scritte al di sotto del 80 % della nostra stima non

saranno prese in considerazione.

Per ogni eventuale controversia che non sia regolata dalle presenti condizioni di vendita, valgono le disposizioni dell’Ordinanza del

Tribunale Cantonale (di Zurigo) del 19 dicembre 1979 concernente la procedura delle vendite all’asta pubbliche e volontarie. Il testo

tedesco delle presenti condizioni di vendita è il solo che fa fede. Per ogni eventuale controversia il solo Foro competente è quello di

Zurigo 1. Il commissario d’asta è un funzionario della Hess-Divo AG, Zurigo. Non esiste responsabilità di sorta per il funzionario

municipale che assiste all’asta, per il Comune o per lo Stato per gli atti compiuti da parte del commissario d’asta.

CONDITIONS DE VENTE AUX ENCHERES

La vente a lieu au comptant en francs suisses. Le prix d' adjudication est augmenté d' une taxe de vente de 15%. En cas de livraison en

Suisse, la TVA de 7.6% pour les monnaies en argent et en bronze et les médailles et les billets est due en plus du prix d' adjudication et

de la taxe de vente. Il n'y a pas de TVA suisse sur les monnaies en or. Les droits et taxes dus à l' étranger sont à la charge de

l' acheteur.

Le paiement est dû au moment de l' adjudication. Un intérêt de 1% par mois sera facturé pour tout retard. Le transfer de propriété n' est

effectif qu' au moment où le prix d'achat est payé intégralement. L' acheteur est personnellement responsable de l' achat effectué. Il ne

peut pas prétendre avoir agi pour le compte d' un tiers.

La direction de la vente se réserve le droit de décider la remise aux enchères d' un lot en cas de malentendu. L' adjudication oblige

irrévocablement l' acheteur.

La description et l' état de conservation des pièces sont donnés de bonne foi. L' authenticité des monnaies est garantie. Des

réclamations pour des lots multiples ne peuvent pas être acceptées. Des réclamations justifiées ne peuvent être prises en considération

que dans les huit jours suivant la remise des monnaies.

L' envoi des lots adjugés sera effectué, après paiement, aux frais, risques et périls de l' acheteur.

Celui qui donne une enchère orale ou écrite reconnaît avoir pris connaissance des conditions de vente ci-dessus. Les ordres d' achats

écrits seront exécutes avec soins par Hess-Divo AG sans commission. Les ordres écrits de moins de 80 % de nos estimations ne seront

pas pris en considération.

Dans tous les domaines qui ne sont pas réglés par les présentes conditions de vente, les dispositions de l' Ordonnance du Tribunal

cantonal (de Zürich) concernant la procédure des ventes aux enchères volontaires du 19 décembre 1979 sont applicables.

Seul le texte allemand des présentes conditions de vente fait foi. Le for juridique pour toutes procédures est fixé à Zürich 1.

Le commissaire-priseur responsable est un fonctionnaire de Hess-Divo AG, Zürich. Les actes du commissaire-priseur n'entraînent

aucune responsabilité de la part du fonctionnaire municipal qui prête son concours à la vente, ni de la commune ou de l' Etat.

Hess-Divo AG MWST-Nr.: 323 109

EUR 100 ~ CHF 155 CHF 100 ~ EUR 65 USD 100 ~ CHF 100 CHF 100 ~ USD 100

For payments in Swiss Francs (CHF) / Bankverbindungen für Zahlungen in Schweizer Franken (CHF):

Zürcher Kantonalbank, CH-8001 Zürich, Clearing 700, Kto. 1100-0074.731

IBAN CH64 0070 0110 0000 7473 1, SWIFT ZKBKCHZZ80A

For payments in EURO / Bankverbindung für Zahlungen in EURO:

Deutsche Bank, DE-79539 Lörrach, Kto: 0391441, BLZ: 68370024

IBAN: DE24683700240039144100, SWIFT: DEUTDEDB683

Erhaltungsangaben Grades of preservation Degrès de conservation Gradi di preservazione

Polierte Platte Proof Flan bruni Fondo specchio

Stempelglanz Uncirculated Fleur de coin (FDC) FDC Fior di conio

Vorzüglich Extremely fine Superbe SPL Splendido

Sehr schön Very fine Très beau BB Bellissimo

Schön Fine Beau MB Molto bello

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Dear Customers,

we now accept your consignments for our autumn sale in Zurich,

22 October 2008

Sehr geehrte Kunden,

gerne nehmen wir ab sofort Ihre Einlieferungen für unsere

Herbstauktion in Zürich entgegen:

22. Oktober 2008

Gentili Clienti,

per la nostra prossima asta che si terrà a Zurigo il 22 ottobre 2008

accetiamo volentieri collezioni intere e pezzi singoli.

Chers Clients,

pour notre prochaine vente aux enchères qui aura lieu à Zurich

le 22 octobre 2008 nous acceptons volentiers des collections

entières et des pièces singulières.

Contact:

Tel. +41 (0)44 225 40 90

Fax. +41 (0)44 225 40 99

mailbox@hessdivo.com

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CONTENTS / INHALTSVERZEICHNIS / INDEX AUKTION 309

Ancient Coins 1-254

Greek Coins 1-98

Roman Provincial Coins 99-103

Celtic Coins 104-115

Roman Coins 116-245

Byzantine Coins 246-253

Oriental Coins 254

European Coins & Medals 255-634

Albania 255-256

Belgium 257-262

Bulgaria 263-265

Croatia 266-267

Czech Republic / Bohemia 268-271

France 271-348

Greece 349-351

Great Britain 352-376

Hungary 377-388

Italia 389-441

Liechtenstein 442-445

Luxembourg 446

Monaco 447-449

Montenegro 450-453, 602

Poland 454-463

Portugal 464-472

Russia 473-535

Schweiz 536-601

Serbia 450-453, 602

Spain 603-630

Sweden 631

Transylvania 632

Turkey 633-634

Coins and Medals

from Overseas 635-726

Bolivia 635-637

Brasilia 638-639

Canada 640

Chile 641-644

China 645-649

Egypt 650-656

Guinea 657-658

India 659-660

Iran 661-665

Mexico 666-667

Peru 669-669

USA 670-718

Oversea Lots 718-726

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Habsburgische Erblande-

Österreich 727-743

Tirol 727

Steiermark 728

Römisch-Deutsches Reich 729-734

Kaiserreich Österreich 735

Republik Österreich 736-738

Eggenberg 739

Adelsbrief 740

Lots 741-743

Deutsche Münzen

und Medaillen 744-819

Augsburg 744

Baden 745-746

Bamberg 747-748

Bayern 749-757

Brandenburg-Preussen 758-759

Braunschweig und Lüneburg 760-766

Bremen 767

Dortmund 768

Frankfurt 769-770

Freising 771

Fugger 772

Hamburg 773-774

Hannover 775

Harz 776

Hessen-Kassel 777-780

Hohenlohe 781

Jülich-Kleve-Berg 782-783

Kempten 784

Köln 785-786

Münster 787

Nördlingen 788

Nürnberg 789-791

Passau 792

Pfalz-Sulzbach 793

Regensburg 794-795

Sachsen 796-799

Schleswig-Holstein 800-801

Stolberg-Wernigerode 802

Westfalen 803-805

Württemberg 806-807

Würzburg 808-809

Reichsmünzen ab 1871 810-814

Weimarer Republik 815-816

Probe Bayern 817

Medaillen 818-819


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GREEK COINS

HISPANIA

1 EMPORION. Trihemiobol (Silver) 450-425 BC, Emporion. Forepart of man-headed bull left / /

Rough incuse. SNG BM Spain -; Campo pl. XVI, 3. 1.09 g.

Very rare. Very attractive, almost extremely fine coin with lovely toning CHF 1´000.-

GALLIA

2 MASSALIA. Obol (Silver) 4th-3rd century BC, Massalia. Juvenile head of rivergod left / / Four-spoked

wheel with MA. SNG Cop. 726. 0.77 g. Extremely fine CHF 200.-

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CALABRIA

3 TARENT. Didrachme (Silver) 302 BC, Tarent. Phalantos riding dolphin left, holding snake and whip /

/ Nude warrior on horseback right. Fischer-Bossert 975; Rutter 942; Vlasto 654. 7.82 g.

Extremely fine/very fine CHF 1´000.-

LUCANIA

4 HERACLEA. Didrachm (Silver) 281-278 BC, Heraclea. Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet three-

quarters right / / Heracles standing left with scyphos, cornucopia, lion's skin and club, altar in front.

Rutter 1391. 7.66 g. Extremely rare in this quality. Beautiful toning. Extremely fine CHF 5´000.-

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5 HERACLEA. Didrachm (Silver) 281-278 BC, Heraclea. Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet right / /

Heracles standing facing, holding club, bow and lion's skin, small owl above club. Rutter 1385; SNG ANS

77. 7.65 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

6 METAPONT. Didrachm (Silver) 350-330 BC, Metapont. Helmeted head of Leucippus right, with small

lion's head behind / / Ear of barley with club and 'AMI' left. Johnston B 2.11; SNG Cop. 1208. 8.00 g.

Rare. Nice dark patina. Good very fine CHF 700.-

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7 SIRINOS & PYXOUS. Stater (Silver) 540-510 BC. Bull standing left, head reverted / / The same type

incuse to right. Rutter 1725. 6.96 g. Very rare. Slightly corroded. Very fine CHF 1´750.-

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8 SYBARIS. Stater (Silver) 453-448 BC, Sybaris. Poseidon standing right, throwing spear or trident, in

front flying bird / / Bull standing right. Kraay, Sybaris pl. III, 9 (same die); Kraay/King pl. 4, 11 (same

die); Rutter 1743. 8.01 g.

Extremely rare, only one obverse die known. Beautiful, almost extremely fine specimen CHF 3´000.-

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BRUTTIUM

9 LOKROI EPIZEPHYRIOI. Stater (Silver) circa 350-300 BC, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Helmeted head of

Athena right / / Pegasos flying left, caduceus below. SNG ANS 503. 8.42 g.

Flan defect on reverse, otherwise, good very fine CHF 800.-

In classical literature this piece is often ascribed to the city of Hipponion.

10 RHEGION. Drachm (Silver) 494-480 BC, Rhegion. Facing lion's head / / Calf head left. Caltabiano

serie 1a; Rutter 2470; SNG ANS 621ff; SNG München 1565ff. 5.81 g.

Patina. Very fine coin with high relief CHF 1´000.-

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SICILIA

11 AKRAGAS. Didrachm (Silver) 483-475 BC, Akragas. Sea eagle right / / Crab. SNG ANS 962; SNG

München 58. 8.21 g. Good very fine coin with patina on large flan CHF 1´250.-

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12 AKRAGAS. Tetradrachm (Silver) 471-430 BC, Akragas. AKRAC ANTOS. Eagle with closed wings left

/ / Crab over double spiral decoration ending in lotos flowers. SNG ANS 982 (same die); SNG

München 73. 17.47 g.

Extremely rare in this quality. A well centered, choice uncirculated specimen with full luster CHF 30´000.-

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13 AKRAGAS. Tetradrachm (Silver) 411 BC, Akragas. Quadriga right, above flying Nike, in exergue: crab / /

Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons. Franke/Hirmer pl. 61, 178; Rizzo pl. II, 1; SNG ANS -.

17.17 g. Very rare. Good very fine coin with nice patina CHF 7´500.-

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14 AKRAGAS. Dilitron (Gold) circa 406 BC, Akragas. AKPA. Eagle left on a rock, clutching dead snake in

its talons, below two dots / / SILA/(retrogade Sigma) ON. Crab. Gulbenkian 171; SNG ANS 998. 1.35 g.

Rare. Extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

Ex Auction Münzen & Medaillen AG 66, Basel, 22-23 October 1984, lot 23.

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15 HIMERA. Didrachm (Silver) 480-470 BC, Himera. Rooster standing left / / Crab. Westermark, Himera

cf. 47-55. 8.63 g. Very fine CHF 1´750.-

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16 MESSANA. Tetradrachm (Silver) 412-408 BC, Messana. Nymph Messana standing in biga of mules

walking left; in exergue: two opposed dolphins / / Hare springing right, below dolphin. Caltabiano 609.

17.15 g. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, almost extremely fine CHF 3´500.-

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17 SYRACUSE. Tetradrachm (Silver) 480/478-475 BC, Syracuse. Quadriga in slow walk to right, driver with

kentron leaning forwards, Nike in peplos flying right and crowning horses / / Head of Arethusa right,

surrounded by four dolphins. Boehringer 160; Arnold-Biucchi, Randazzo Hoard 332. 17.04 g.

Very well centered. Good very fine with nice patina CHF 1´250.-

18 SYRACUSE. Tetradrachm (Silver) 460-405 BC, Syracuse. Charioteer driving quadriga right, above, Nike

flying right, crowning horses, in exergue, ketos right / / Head of Arethusa right, four dolphins swimming

around. Boehringer 570. 17.36 g. Extremely fine coin with lovely toning CHF 3´000.-

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19 SYRACUSE. Dekadrachm (Silver) circa 400-390 BC, Syracuse. Unsigned work by Euainetos. Fast

quadriga driven by charioteer to left, holding reins and kentron. In field above, Nike flying to the right to

crown him. In exergue, display of military harness set on two steps / / Head of Arethusa (Kore-

Persephone) left, wearing reed-wreath, triple pendant earring and beaded necklace, behind neck, scallop

shell, surrounded by four dolphins. Dewing Coll. 920; Gallatin R. XIX / G. I; SNG Cop. 692-693; SNG

Delepierre pl.17, 686. 43.13 g. Very rare in this condition.

Struck on large flan. Excellent obverse from fresh die, reverse slightly corroded. Extremely fine CHF 25´000.-

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20 SYRACUSE. Time of Dion, 357-354 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze) 357-354 BC, Syracuse. Laureate head

of Zeus Eleutherios right / / Thunderbolt, eagle right. SNG Cop. 727-728. 15.36 g.

Dark green patina. Excellent style. Almost extremely fine CHF 600.-

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21 SYRACUSE. King Timoleon, 344-336 BC. Hexadrachm or 30 Litrai (Gold) Syracuse. Laureate head of

Zeus Eleutherios left / / Pegasus flying left, below, three pellets, in front, 'A'. SNG ANS 493; SNG

München 1118. 2.23 g. Rare. Underlying luster. Very attractive specimen in extremely fine CHF 4´500.-

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22 SYRACUSE. King Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 317-289 BC, Syracuse. Head of

Persephone right / / Winged Nike standing right, crowning trophy, behind her triskelis. SNG ANS 675;

SNG München 1265. 16.76 g. Patina. Very fine CHF 800.-

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23 SYRACUSE. King Hieron II, 274-216 BC. 60 Litrai or Decadrachm (Gold) 274-216 BC, Syracuse.

Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, bucranium behind / /

Charioteer in galloping biga left, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left; monogram 'E' below

horses. SNG ANS 865; SNG München 1344 var. 4.27 g.

Rare. Extremely fine specimen with lovely gold luster CHF 6´000.-

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PUNIC SICILIA

24 CARTHAGINIANS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 320/315-300 BC, Sicilian mint. Head of Persephone

left, wearing barley-ear wreath, triple-pendant earring, and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins / /

Horse head left, palm tree right, Punic characters ‘MMHNT' below. Jenkins, CPS III, 142 ff.;

SNG Cop. 979. 16.98 g. Rare. Well centered and extremely fine CHF 5´000.-

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25 CARTHAGINIANS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 320/315-305/300 BC, Sicilian mint. Head of Arethusa

left, surrounded by three dolphins / / Horse head left, palm-tree right, Punic characters 'M M'. Jenkins,

CPS III, 216 (same dies). 16.19 g. Extremely fine/almost extremely fine CHF 2´000.-

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26 CARTHAGINIANS. 1/4 Shekel (Silver) 213-210 BC, Akragas (?). Head of Triptolemos right / / Horse

right. Burnett, Enna 148; SNG Cop. 379. 1.85 g. Rare. Nice patina. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 400.-

THRACIA

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27 MARONEIA. Tetradrachm (Silver) after 146 BC, Maroneia. Head of young Dionysos right, wearing

diadem and ivy wreath / / Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes, two spears and cloak, on

each side a monogram and inscription. SNG Cop. 637ff. 16.40 g. Good very fine CHF 400.-

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28 ODESSOS. Tetradrachm (Silver) 280-200 BC, Odessos. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin

headdress / / Zeus Aetophoros seated left, monogram below throne. Price 1172. 16.97 g.

Very fine­extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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29 THASOS. Drachm (Silver) 463-411 BC, Thasos. Satyr carying nymph / / Quadripartite incuse square.

SNG Cop. 1018. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, good very fine CHF 600.-

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30 THASOS. Tetradrachm (Silver) after 146 BC, Thasos. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / /

Dionysos standing half-left, holding club, monogram 'M'. SNG Cop. 1038ff. 16.88 g.

Very fine-extremely fine CHF 500.-

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31 THASOS. Tetradrachm (Silver) after 146 BC, Thasos. Diademed head of Dionysos right / / Heracles

with club and lion's skin standing left. SNG Cop. 1040 ff. 16.88 g. Large flan. Almost extremely fine CHF 500.-

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32 King Lysimachos, 323-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 297-281 BC, Byzantium. Head of deified

Alexander the Great with diadem and Ammon's horn right / / BASILEWS / LYSIMAXOY. Athena

Nikephoros seated left. Monogram in inner left field. QE below throne. Müller 316; Thompson -; SNG

Berry 407 (Byzantium). 17.13 g. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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33 Tetradrachm (Silver) 297-287 BC, Sardeis. Head of deified Alexander the Great with diadem and

Ammon's horn right / / BASILEWS / LYSIMAXOY. Athena Nikephoros seated left. Monogram in

inner left field. Müller 405; Thompson 89; SNG Cop. 1120. 17.17 g. Good very fine CHF 600.-

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34 Drachm (Silver) 294-287 BC, Ephesos. Head of deified Alexander right / / Athena Nikephoros seated

left, left elbow resting on shield, spear behind. Bee between E and F. Thompson 168. 4.33 g.

Rare in this quality. Extremely fine with lovely toning CHF 1´500.-

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35 Tetradrachm (Silver) 281 BC, Lysimacheia. Diademed head of the deified Alexander with horn of

Ammon right / / BASILEWS / LYSIMAXOY. Athena Nikephoros seated left, before her a small lion's

head; in exergue: two monograms. Müller 49. 16.76 g.

Very rare. Struck on large flan and of strong style. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

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36 Stater (Gold) 150-90 BC, Callatis. Posthumous issue. Head of deified Alexander the Great right / /

Athena Nikephoros seated left, holding Victory and spear, below trident with dolphins, in field to left,

monogram 'HPO', on throne 'KAL'. Müller 265; SNG Cop. 1089 var. (HPO). 8.27 g.

Almost extremely fine CHF 750.-

MACEDONIA

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37 AKANTHOS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 480-424 BC, Akanthos. Lion on back of bull, in exergue: fish / /

Quadripartite incuse square with inscription on the border. Desneux 95-102; SNG Cop. 14-15 var. 16.77 g.

Well centered, very fine­extremely fine specimen with toning CHF 2´500.-

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38 AKANTHOS. Tetrobol (Silver) 424-380 BC, Akanthos. Forepart of bull right, above swastika / /

Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 42. 2.25 g. Extremely fine with lovely toning CHF 1´000.-

39 SIRIS - "LETE". Stater (Silver) 5th century BC. Satyr holding nymph, above and to right, pellet / /

Incuse square. SNG ANS cf. 961. 9.40 g. Very fine CHF 2´000.-

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40 King Philipp II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 342-336 BC, Pella. Laureate head of Zeus right / /

Naked jockey on horse back right, holding palm branch and reins, beneath, thunderbolt, in exergue: N.

Le Rider, Ph. pl. 11, 246. 14.34 g.

Nice toning. Very attractive specimen of strong style in very fine­extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

Ex Auction Kress 129, Munich 1964, lot 237.

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41 Stater (Gold) 323-317 BC, Magnesia. Posthumous issue. Laureate head of Appolo right / / Nike driving

biga right, below PHILIPPOY, in field to right, thyrsos. Thompson p. 58, 5. 8.52 g.

Specimen of fine style. Attractive piece in good very fine CHF 2´000.-

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42 Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 323-315 BC, Amphipolis. Posthumous issue. Laureate head of Zeus right / /

Naked jockey on horseback right, holding palm branch and reins, beneath Greek character 'Pi'. Le Rider,

Ph. pl. 46, 8. 14.00 g. Excellent portrait. Extremely fine CHF 1´750.-

43 Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 323-315 BC, Amphipolis. Posthumous issue. Laureate head of Zeus right / /

Naked jockey on horseback right, holding palm branch and reins, beneath 'E'. Le Rider, Ph. pl. 45, 16.

14.30 g. Control mark on obverse, otherwise, very fine CHF 750.-

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44 Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 323-315 BC, Pella. Posthumous issue. Laureate head of Zeus right / / Naked

jockey on horseback right, holding palm branch and reins, beneath 'A' and grasshopper. Le Rider, Ph. pl.

20, 483 (same obverse die). 14.39 g. Very rare variety. Le Rider records only one specimen.

Struck on large flan. An extremely fine spicemen of powerful style CHF 2´000.-

Ex Auction Münzen & Medaillen AG 81, Basel, 18-19 September 1995, lot 55.

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45 King Alexander III, 336-323 BC. Distater (Gold) 336-323 BC, Aegeae. Head of Athena right, wearing

crested Corinthian helmet, bowl decorated with serpent / / ALEXANDROY. Nike wearing long chiton,

standing left, holding wreath and stylus, in field left, thunderbolt, monogram 'A'. Price 191b; Fr. 106.

17.19 g. Well struck with high relief. Extremely fine CHF 17´500.-

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46 Stater (Gold) circa 311-305 BC, Babylon. Posthumous issue. Head of Athena right, wearing double

crested Corinthian helmet, decorated with serpent / / Winged Nike standing left, holding wreath and

cradling stylis, 'MI' below right wing and on the right small wreath. Price 3748; SNG Cop. 639. 8.59 g.

Almost extremely fine CHF 3´000.-

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47 King Phillip V, 220-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver) 182-179 BC. Diademed head right / / Club within

wreath, one monogram above, two monograms below; trident to left. Boston 718. 8.46 g.

Extremely fine CHF 1´750.-

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48 ROMAN PROTECTORATE. Tetradrachm (Silver) 158-150 BC. Macedonian shield with seven stars

and seven crescents, in the center medallion, draped and diademed bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver

behind / / MAKEDWNWN / PRWTHS. Club, in field above, monogram, all within oak wreath, outside

on left, thunderbolt. SNG Cop. 1311. 16.86 g. Choice extremely fine with wonderful toning CHF 1´500.-

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49 SKOTUSSA. Drachm (Silver) 480-400 BC, Skotussa. Forepart of horse left / / Grain ear diagonally

within incuse square. SNG Cop. 250. 5.76 g. Extremely rare. Very fine with strong patina CHF 1´000.-

ACARNANIA

50 ACARNIAN LEAGUE. Stater (Silver) circa 229-168 BC, Leukas. Head of beardless Achelous right / /

Apollo Actius seated left with bow, in front monogram. BMC p. 168, 6; Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnien 23.

9.88 g. Very rare. Extraordinarily well­centered. Good very fine CHF 5´000.-

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AITOLIA

51 AETOLIAN LEAGUE, 279-168 BC. Stater (Silver) 250-225 BC. Laureate head of Appollo right / /

AITWLWN / GEN. Naked Aitolos with chlamys, sword and kausia standing left, right foot on a rock,

holding spear; in field to left, 'M'. Chart III 32; De Laix 72, 18; Scheu 51, 21; Scholten 550; Tsangari 818a

(this coin). 10.36 g.

Rare. Nice portrait of strong style. Patina. Lightly double­struck on reverse, otherwise, good very fine CHF 1´500.-

Ex Auction Adolph Hess AG, Zurich, 2 April 1958, lot 163.

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52 ATHENS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 431-421 BC, Athens. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic

helmet adorned with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / / AQE. Owl

standing right, head facing, olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing Coll. 1592;

Starr pl. XXII, 2'. Svoronos pl. 12, 16. 16.86 g. Struck on large flan. Good very fine CHF 1´000.-

53 ATHENS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 431-421 BC, Athens. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic

helmet adorned with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / / AQE. Owl

standing right, head facing, olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing Coll. cf.

1591; Starr pl. XXII, 5'. Svoronos cf. pl. 12, 15. 17.22 g. Attractive very fine­extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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54 ATHENS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 421-415 BC, Athens. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic

helmet adorned with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / / AQE. Owl

standing right, head facing, olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing Coll. cf.

1594; Starr pl. XXII, 4'. Svoronos pl. 13, 21. 17.20 g. Patina. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

55 ATHENS. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 403-365 BC, Athens. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic

helmet adorned with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / / AQE. Owl

standing right, head facing, olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing Coll. cf.

1598; Starr pl. XXII, 6'-7'. Svoronos pl. 15, 43. 16.95 g. Well centered. Very fine CHF 1´500.-

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56 ATHENS. Imitation of an Athenian Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 400 BC, uncertain Eastern mint. Head of

Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves over visor and a palmette on

the bowl / / AQ[E]. Owl standing right, head facing, olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse

square. Starr -; Svoronos -; SNG ANS -; SNG Cop. -. 16.79 g. Extremely rare. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

The high quality of this imitation, as well as its fabric, suggest a mint in either Phoenicia or Philisto-Arabia.

"Carrying owls to Athens"

In the ancient world, the Athenian Tetradrachms belonged to one of the most widely circulated currencies. Like the

U.S. Dollar in our times, the Athenian Tetradrachms were widely accepted around the Meditaranean and the frontier

regions of the Near East. Its popularity was based on the longterm stability of the finesse of silver and the high

volume of mintage. The silver for the production of the Athenian Tetradrachms originated from the rich mines of

Laurion. Like any well known brand today, the Athenian Tetradrachms with the recurring motif of the head of

Athena on one side and the owl on the other side, were soon imitated by various local authorities. The coin on offer

here, is an excellent example of such an imitation done in remarkable style.

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57 ATHENS. Tetradrachm (Silver) Poseidonion (Dec./Jan.) 130-129 BC. New style coinage. Head of

Athena right, waering triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a palmette and griffin on the bowl / /

Owl standing right, head facing, on upturned amphora inscribed horizontal 'H', to left, thunderbolt with

wings; all within wreath. Thompson 408. 16.85 g. Well centered on broad flan. Extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

The new style coinage is dated according to Chr. Boehringer.

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AEGINA

58 AEGINA. Stater (Silver) circa 370 BC, Aegina. Land-tortoise seen from above / / Incuse square divided

into five fields. Dewing Coll. 1683; Milbank pl. 2, 14. 12.29 g.

Rare in this quality. Pleasant toning. Very high relief. Almost extremely fine with sharp details CHF 1´500.-

PELOPONNESUS

59 PHLIASIA. Drachm (Silver) 400-375 BC, Phlius. Bull butting to left, head lowered and turned to face

the viewer / / Four-spoked wheel within incuse square. BMC cf. 6; Coll. BCD 100. 5.16 g.

Very rare. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´750.-

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60 SICYONIA. Stater (Silver) 4th century BC, Sicyonia. Chimera left, above wreath / / Dove flying left, in

wreath. BMC cf. 56ff.; SNG Cop. - (cf. 48). 12.00 g. Attractive very fine CHF 1´000.-

CRETA

61 GORTYNA. Drachm (Silver) 267-200 BC, Gortyna. Diademed head of Minos left / / Nude warrior

standing, facing front, right hand on shield, holding sceptre in left; border of radiating lines. Svoronos,

C. 144. 4.55 g. Rare in this quality. Flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine with lovely toning and luster CHF 1´500.-

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62 SINOPE. Drachm (Silver) circa 330 BC, Sinope. Head of nymph left / / Sea eagle on dolphin left. SNG

BM 1460; SNG v. Aulock 6847-6849. 5.00 g. Good very fine/extremely fine with nice toning CHF 750.-

MYSIA

63 PARION. Hemidrachm (Silver) circa 350 BC, Parion. Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by snakes / / Bull

standing left, head turned back; below, star. SNG v. Aulock 1322; SNG BN Paris 1368. 2.40 g.

Extremely fine with dark patina CHF 500.-

Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG, Basel, Fixed Price List 424, 1980, No 32.

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64 MYRINA. Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 150 BC, Myrina. Laureate head of Apollo right / / Apollo

advancing right, in laurel-wreath. BMC pl. XXVII, 6 var.; SNG Cop. 221-223. 16.54 g.

Extremely fine with lovely toning CHF 1´250.-

IONIA

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65 TEOS. Stater (Silver) 510-490 BC, Teos. Griffin seated right with left paw raised, right in field, grape

cluster and leaf / / Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer, Teos 15. 12.04 g. Extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

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CARIA

66 Idrieus, Satrap, 351-344 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver). Laureate head of Apollo facing threequarters right / /

Zeus Labraundus standing right, holding double axe and spear, left in field, 'M'. SNG v. Aulock 8046

var. 15.06 g. Very rare. High relief. Almost extremely fine CHF 3´500.-

67 KOS. Tetradrachm (Silver) 390-380 BC, Kos. Head of Heracles left / / Crab in pearlsquare, beneath

club. Hecatomnus Hoard 25. 14.06 g. Good portrait. Good very fine CHF 1´250.-

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68 KINGDOM. Uncertain Kings. Electron-Trite or 1/3 Stater (Gold), circa 650-600 BC, Sardes. Head of

roaring lion right, sun with multiple rays on forehead / / Two incuse square punches. SNG von Aulock

2868; Weidauer 89. 4.75 g. Extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG, Basel, Fixed Price List 489 (1986), No 6.

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69 KINGDOM. King Kroisos, 561-546 BC. Light weight Stater (Gold) circa 550-546 BC, Sardes.

Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. SNG von Aulock

2875; SNG Berry 1138. 8.09 g. Rare. Extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

Kroisos, son of Alyattes from the dynasty of Mermnady, was the last King of Lydia. Kroisos successfully conquered

of the western part of Minor Asia up to the river Halys, with exception of Lycia and Cilicia. The wealth of the Lydian

King is up to present proverbial. Kroisos created an all-embracing bimetallic currency system, which standard was

based on a heavy gold stater of 10,6 g and a light weight gold stater of 8,1 g as well as a silver stater of 10,6 g by a

relation of gold to silver from 13, 333: 1. The smallest denomination of stater was the 1/24th part of it. The masterly

currency system of Kroisos with its 16 different denominations was without comparison in the ancient world.

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70 ASPENDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 370-360 BC, Aspendos. Two naked wrestlers bent towards each

other, foreheads touching; in field, ivy-leaf / / Rectangular dotted frame enclosing slinger, slinging right,

before him, trisceles and eagle. SNG France 76-77. 10.92 g.

Toned. An extremely fine specimen with a very well centered obverse, struck on a broad flan CHF 1´000.-

Ex Auction Numismatica Ars Classica 10, Zurich, 9 April 1997, lot 252.

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71 SIDE. Stater (Silver) circa 400-350 BC, Side. Athena standing left, supporting shield with her left hand,

holding Nike in her right, pomegranate in front / / Apollo standing left by altar, holding branch and a

bow, raven at feet behind. BMC -; SNG Cop. -; SNG v. Aulock -. 10.78 g.

Very rare variety. Nicely toned. Good very fine CHF 1´500.-

Usually the staters with Athena and Nike on obverse (BMC pl. XXVI, 7-11) show on its reverse Appolo standing

left, holding patera and a long laurel-branch. However, the coin we are offering here, shows Appolo with bow and

small laurel-branch on reverse. It seems to combine the reverse of prior coinages (BMC pl. XXVI, 4-6) with the new

obverse showing Athena with Nike of successional emissions. This variety is not recorded in the classical literature

like SNG Copenhagen, von Aulock and BMC.

CILICIA

72 CELENDERIS. Stater (Silver) 425-380 BC, Celenderis. KELEN. Goat kneeling to right, looking back,

on linear groundline / / Naked rider holding whip, dismounting horse prancing to right. SNG France 75.

10.64 g. Good very fine CHF 1´000.-

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73 ISSOS. Tiribazos, Satrap, 386-380 BC. Stater (Silver) 386-380 BC, Issos. Hercules standing facing,

head right, holding club, lion's skin and bow / / Baaltars standing left with eagle and sceptre. SNG

France 418; SNG Levante 174. 10.48 g. Rare. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

74 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 420-400 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite seated left, holding phiole, at her side

winged Eros / / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and resting on thyrsos, above vine-leaf. SNG

Levante 1. 10.63 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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75 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 400-380 BC, Nagidos. Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-leaf wreath / /

Head of Aphrodite right, hair in sphendone. SNG v. Aulock -; SNG France -; SNG Levante 2. 10.57 g.

Very rare. Flan cracks, otherwise, very fine/extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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76 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 380-360 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite Ourania seated left, holding patera, at

her side winged Eros / / Dionysos Linaios standing left, holding bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsos, in

exergue no letter. SNG France 25 var.; SNG Levante -. 10.64 g. Specimen of fine style. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

77 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) 380-360 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite Ourania seated left, holding patera, at her

side winged Eros / / Dionysos Linaios standing left, holding bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsos,

above in field monogram (M in circle). SNG Levante 8. 10.74 g. Large flan. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

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78 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 380-360 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite Ourania seated left, holding patera, at

her side winged Eros / / Dionysos Linaios standing left, holding bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsos,

above in field monogram (A in circle). SNG France 21 var. 10.70 g.

Die crack on obverse as usual, otherwise, good very fine/extremely fine CHF 500.-

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79 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 380-360 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite Ourania seated left, holding patera, at

her side winged Eros / / Dionysos Linaios standing left, holding bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsos,

no monogram above. SNG France 21. 10.78 g.

Die crack on obverse as usual, otherwise, good very fine/extremely fine CHF 500.-

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80 NAGIDOS. Stater (Silver) circa 375-365 BC, Nagidos. Aphrodite Ourania seated left, holding patera, at

her side winged Eros / / Dionysos Linaios standing left, holding bunch of grapes and resting on thyrsos,

in exergue: character. SNG France 25, SNG Levante -. 10.73 g. Extremely fine CHF 500.-

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81 TARSOS. Mazaios, Satrap, 361-334 BC. Stater (Silver) 361-334 BC, Tarsos. Baaltars seated left, head

facing, holding grapes, grain ear and eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; 'BLTRZ' in

Aramaic behind, 'M' below the throne / / Lion bringing down bull to the left; 'MZDI' in Aramaic above,

monogram below. SNG France 335 var.; SNG Levante 106. 10.86 g.

Obverse slightly double struck. Extremely fine­uncirculated CHF 1´500.-

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82 King Antiochos VIII, 121-96 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 108-96 BC, Antioch. Head of Antiochos VIII

with diadem right / / Zeus enthroned left with Nike and sceptre, between inscriptions. Newell, SMA

405; SNG Spear 2554. 16.02 g. Extremely fine CHF 600.-

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83 King Seleukos VI, 97-94 BC. Tetradrachm "à la corne" (Silver) 95-94 BC, Antioch. Diademed head

right, with small upstanding horn of bull Dionysos / / Zeus enthroned left, with Nike and sceptre.

Newell, SMA 421. 16.18 g. Choice extremely fine CHF 750.-

Niklaus Dürr was the first scholar who took notice of a small upstanding horn just beneath the diadem on the

portrait of Seleukos IV on early mintages of the tetradrachms of Antioch. In an article that appeared 1973 in the

"Schweizer Münzblätter", he connected this special iconography with the Io cult at the mountain Silpios near

Antioch. Twenty years later, in 1991, R. Fleischer rejected this hypothesis in his "Studien zur seleukidischen Kunst"

(Band 1: Herrscherbildnisse, Mainz 1991, p. 73f. and 85). He proposed to interpret the small horn as that of deity

bull Dionysos and as the dynastic sign of affiliation of Seleukos IV to his ancestors Seleukos I and Demetrios II who

bore the same surname "Nikator".

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84 King Antiochos X, 94-92 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 94-92 BC, Antioch. Diademed head right / / Zeus

enthroned left with Nike and sceptre. Newell, SMA 430; SNG Spear 2790. 16.00 g.

Very attractive portrait. Almost uncirculated CHF 1´250.-

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PHOENICIA

BYBLOS. Azbaal, circa 350 BC. Dishekel (Silver) 350-333 BC, Byblos. Three hoplites in war galley left,

hippocamp and murex below / / Lion attacking bull left. SNG Cop. 132. 13.29 g. Very fine CHF 500.-

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86 FIRST JEWISH WAR, 66-70 BC. 1/2 Shekel (Silver) Year 1 (66-67 AD). Omer cup, "y(ear) 1" in

Hebrew above / / Sprig of three pomegranates. Meshorer 188. 6.40 g. Extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

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PERSIA

87 ACHAEMENIDS. Daric (Gold) 5th/4th century BC. Persian King running to right, holding spear and

bow in hand, quiver behind shoulder / / Oblong incuse. BMC pl. XXIV, 26; Fr. 459. 8.32 g.

Countermark (?) on obverse, otherwise, very fine CHF 1´500.-

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88 King Eukratides I, 170-155 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) 170-155 BC. Helmeted and draped bust right / /

The Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram to lower right. BN Bact. série 6E; SNG ANS 465.

17.00 g. Extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

89 Tetradrachm (Silver) 170-155 BC. Cuirassed and draped bust right, in fillet border / / The Dioskouroi

on horseback right. BN Bact. série 6W; Mitchiner, Indogreek 1.177.f. 16.36 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

90 Tetradrachm (Silver) circa 165-160 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / / BASILEWS/ EYKPATI

DWY. The Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, monograms left and below. BN Bact. série 1C; Mitchiner,

Indogreek 1.168. 16.93 g. Minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

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91 King Ptolemy I, 323-305-283 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver) Circa 305-285 BC, Alexandria. Signed by the

artist D. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I right, [wearing aegis], D behind ear / / PTOLEMAIOY -

BASILEWS. Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; P and monogram before. SNG Cop. 70; Svoronos, Pt.

255. 14.29 g.

Powerful portrait of strong Hellenistic style. Three marks on obverse, otherwise, almost extremely fine CHF 500.-

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92 Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II, died 270 BC. Octodrachm or Mnaieion (Gold) 253-246 BC,

Alexandria. Struck under Ptolemy II (285-246 BC). Veiled head right, wearing stephane and horn of

Hathor, lotus scepter behind head, Q to left / / APSINOHE - FILADELFWY. Double cornucopia

bound with fillet. Svoronos, Pt. 460; SNG Cop. 134. 27.82 g.

Traces of underlying luster. Attractive specimen in almost extremely fine CHF 9´000.-

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93 Octodrachm or Mnaieion (Gold) 246-241 BC, Alexandria. Stuck in memorial of deified Arsinoe II under

Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe II right, wearing stephane and horn of Hathor, Greek

character 'Xy' to left / / APSINOHE - FILADELFWY. Double cornucopia bound with fillet. Svoronos,

Pt. 489; Troxell pl. 8, 3; SNG Cop. -. 27.83 g. Rare. Extremely fine CHF 10´000.-

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94 Tetradrachm or 1/2-Mnaieion (Gold) 145-116 BC, Alexandria. Struck in memorial of the deified Arsinoe

II under Ptolemy VIII, 145-116 BC. Diademed and veiled head of Arsinoe II right, wearing stephane and

ram's horn, sceptre over far shoulder, behind 'K' / / APSINOHS - FILADELFOY. "Single" (!)

cornucopia tied with the royal diadem. Svoronos, Pt. cf. 1500 (double cornucopia); SNG Cop. -. 13.40 g.

Extremely rare "single-cornucopia" type. Nice coin with high relief, extremely fine CHF 20´000.-

The reverse of the rare Egyptian Tetradrachm in memorial of Arsinoe II usually shows the double cornucopia.

Our coin is an extremely rare variety with the single cornucopia instead of the common double version. Not one

specimen of this rare single cornucopia variety was recorded recently in auctions.

95

95 Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC. Pentakaidekadrachm (Silver) Alexandria (?). Veiled and

draped bust right / / BASSILISHS - BERENIKHS. Single cornucopia, bound with fillet, between two

laureate pilei. Svoronos, Pt. 988; SNG Cop. -. 52.39 g.

Very rare. The largest Ancient Egyptian Silver Coin.

Unimportant flan crack, otherwise, choice extremely fine specimen with fine grey toning CHF 35´000.-

The series has traditionally been attributed to Berenike II, the daughter of Magas of Kyrene and wife of Ptolemy III

Euergetes. Hazzard has proposed instead that it honored Berenike Syra, the sister of Ptolemy III and widow of the

Seleukid king, Antiochos II Theos. Hazard argues the coins were struck in Syria from locally acquired silver to pay

the Ptolemaic army deployed there to press the claim of Berenike’s child to the Seleukid throne even though the two

had been murdered in the meanwhile. These coins were carried back to Egypt by the soldiers as their pay. The use of

the long-discontinued Attic standard, he argues, implies a provincial mint rather than Alexandria. There are

increasingly subtle arguments in favor of each position, and the issue remains the subject of continuing debate.

Berenike II. wurde um 270 v. Chr. als Tochter des Magas von Kyrene und der syrischen Prinzessin Apama geboren.

Um 250 v. Chr. wurde sie von Magas mit Ptolemaios III. verlobt, nach dem Tod ihres Vaters wurde diese Verlobung

jedoch gelöst und ihre Mutter verheiratete Berenike mit einem Bruder des Antigonos Gonatas, der jedoch bald

ermordet wurde. Berenike heiratete 246 v. Chr. Ptolemaios III., der in den Dritten Syrischen Krieg zog und die

Regierungsgeschäfte in der Heimat seiner Gemahlin überließ. Aus dieser Zeit stammt die Geschichte von der "Locke

der Berenike": Die Königin gelobte, für die glückliche Heimkehr ihres Mannes eine Haarlocke zu opfern, die in den

Tempel der Arsinoe gebracht wurde, dort jedoch am nächsten Tag verschwunden war. Der Mathematiker und

Hofastronom Konon von Samos soll die Locke als Sternbild am Himmel wiederentdeckt haben. Aus der Ehe mit

Ptolemaios III. gingen sechs Kinder hervor, u. a. Ptolemaios IV., der jedoch seine Mutter bald nach dem Tod des

Ptolemaios III. ermorden ließ. Berenike wurde bereits zu Lebzeiten kultisch verehrt, Ptolemaios IV. richtete 211/210

v. Chr. anläßlich der Ptolemaia ein Priesteramt, die Athlophore der Berenike Euergetis ein, welche im Rang noch vor

dem Priesteramt der Arsinoe II. rangierte.

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96 King Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC, for Ptolemy II, Arsinoe II, Ptolemy I and Berenice I. Octodrachm

or Mnaieion (Gold) Alexandria. ADELFWN. Jugate busts right of Ptolemy II, draped and diademed, and

Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled, in field left, shield / / QEWN. Jugate busts right of Ptolemy I, draped

and diademed, and Berenice I, diademed and veiled. Svoronos 603; SNG Cop. 132. 27.78 g.

Very rare. Tiny scratch on obverse, otherwise, almost extremely fine CHF 10´000.-

This interesting octodrachm was probably struck under Ptolemy III to honour his ancestors. A small quantity of

these coins have already been struck under Ptolemy II. Svoronos assigns these coins to him.

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97 97

97 King Ptolemy IV, 221-205 BC. Octodrachm or Mnaieion (Gold) 220-215 BC, Alexandria. Bust of

Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis, behind shoulder, sceptre trident / / Radiate

cornucopia bound with fillet; below 'DI'. BMC 103; SNG Cop. 196; Svoronos, Pt. 1117. 27.83 g.

Very rare. Very attractive almost extremely fine CHF 20´000.-

The deified Ptolemy III is shown wearing the attributes of Helios (radiate diadem), Neptune (sceptre trident) and

Athena (aegis). The combination of these three deities was a widespread symbolism in Hellenism.

ZEUGITANIA

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98 CARTHAGE. Trihemistater (Gold) 241-237 BC, Carthage. Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of corn

ears and leaf / / Horse standing right, looking back to left. Jenkins-Lewis Group IX. 12.50 g.

Very rare. Tiny die crack on obverse and light scratch on reverse,

otherwise, very attractive specimen in extremely fine CHF 25´000.-

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ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS

THRACIA

99

99 PERINTHOS. Domitianus, 81-96 AD. Bronze (35 mm) 81-96 AD. Laureate head right / /

Homonoia standing left with patera and cornucopia, in front altar. RPC 361. 21.77 g.

Rare. Nice patina. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

BITHYNIA

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100 TIUM. Antinous, died 130 AD. Bronze Medallion (42 mm). Struck under Hadrian (117-138 AD).

Draped bust left / / Antinous as Dionysos seated on panther walking right, holding thyrsus over left

shoulder, in exergue: TIANOI. Blum 1. 38.07 g.

Very rare. Brown patina. Traces of corrosion and tooled fields, otherwise, almost very fine/fine CHF 2´500.-

Antinous, companion of Emperor Hadrian, was originally from Bithynia. Therefor a lot of coins were struck in his

honour in this province. Hadrian cultivated the cult of Heros Antinous with great fervor. At the place of the tragic

death of Antinous (130 AD) in Egypt, Handrian founded a new town named Antinopolis to commemorate the

deified Antinous.

101

CRETA

101 GORTYN (?). Gaius Caligula, 37-41 AD. Drachm (Silver). Bare-headed bust of Gaius (Caligula) right,

slight drapery, sceptre over shoulder / / Radiate head of Divus Augustus left, in the field, seven stars.

RPC 965. 2.42 g. Rare. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

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MYSIA

102 PERGAMON. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Cistophorus (Silver) 27-26 BC, Pergamum. IMP. CAESAR.

Bare head right, before lituus / / AVGV - STVS. Bunch of six ears of corn. RIC 490; RPC 2209. 11.87 g.

Rare and of strong style. Nicely toned and struck on a large flan. Extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

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AEGYPTUS

103 ALEXANDRIA. Domitius Domitianus, usupator in Egypt, 296-297 AD. Tetradrachm (Bronze)

Year 2 (297-298 AD), Alexandria. Laureate head right / / Nike with wreath and palm leaf left. Geissen

3369; Dattari/Savio 110818 (this coin). 6.85 g. Rare. Almost extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

CELTIC COINS

BRITANNIA

104

104 ATREBATES. Epillus, 10 BC-10 AD. 1/4 Stater (Gold) 10 BC-10 AD. 'CALLEV' in centre, star

above and below / / Lion or dog right, 'EPPI' above, daisy below. BMC Celtic 986-1001; Spink 96; Van

Arsdell 407. 1.19 g. Rare. Good very fine CHF 1´250.-

Ex 'Cotswold' Collection; ex W.F. Tatu Collection; ex Chris Rudd Fixed Price List 69, May 2003, No 20.

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GALLIA

105 AMBIANI. Stater (Gold) Circa 50 BC. Series E. Disjointed horse right, pellet below / / Trace of

pattern. Spink 11; Van Arsdell 52-1. 6.20 g. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

Ex DNW Auction 61, 17 March 2004, lot 449.

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106 AULERCI CENOMANI. 1/4 Stater (Gold) 2nd century BC. Head right / / Chariot drawn by a

horse with a human head right, with a charioteer holding a bar. Delestrée/Tache cf. DT 2154 ff. 1.90 g.

Rare. Very fine CHF 2´000.-

107 AVERNI. Stater (Gold) 2nd century BC. Head left / / Chariot with a charioteer drawn by a horse right,

below lyra. Castelin, Zürich 458. 7.44 g. Very fine CHF 3´000.-

108

108 NAMNETES. Electron-Stater (Gold) 1st century BC. Stylized head of Apollo right, surrounded by

beaded strings, four-point star rising from forehead / / Stylized chariot right, [male torso below, holding

horse's legs]. Delestrée/Tache DT 2199. 5.58 g. Flan cracks, otherwise, very fine/fine CHF 1´500.-

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109 VENETI. Stater (Gold) 2nd century BC. Head right surrounded by strings, at its ends human heads / /

Chariot with charioteer drawn by a horse with a human head right, above winged figure. Delestrée/Tache

DT 2109. 7.78 g. Short flan, otherwise, very fine CHF 3´000.-

BELGICA

110 AMBIANI. Stater (Gold) 100-50 BC. Stylized head right / / Stylized horse surrounded by dots and

crescents. Delestrée/Tache cf. 159. 6.44 g. Flan cracks, otherwise, very fine CHF 800.-

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112

111 MORINI. 1/4 Stater (Gold) 60-25 BC. Hump / / Tree between bars and circles, below curved line

(river ?). Delestrée/Tache 252. 1.39 g. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

112 VELIOCASSES. 1/2 Stater (Gold) 60-25 BC. Stylized face right / / Stylized horse, above and below

star. Delestrée/Tache DT 267; La Tour 7248; Scheers pl. VI, 160. 1.45 g. Very fine CHF 800.-

BOHEMIA

113 BOIER. 1/3 Stater (Gold) 2nd-1st century BC. Hump / / Two oblong figures, surrounded by zigzag

lines. Castelin, Zürich 1147; Paulsen 429. 2.40 g. Extremely fine CHF 2´000.-

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EAST CELTIC

114 DANUBE REGION. Didrachm (Silver). Stylized head right / / Stylized horse left. Dembski -. 5.96 g.

Very fine CHF 400.-

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115 HUNGARY/SLOWAKIA Tetradrachm (Silver). Type puppet horseman with triskelis. Stylized head of

Zeus right / / Stylized torso on horse right. Dembski 1352. 13.20 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 1´250.-

ROMAN COINS

COINS OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

116

116 Uncia (Bronze) 217-215 BC, Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right, behind dot / / ROMA. Prow right,

below dot. Crawf. 38/6; Syd. 86. 12.85 g.

Nice green patina. Struck on large flan. Almost extremely fine/very fine CHF 400.-

117

117 Semuncia (Bronze) 217-215 BC, Rome. Head of Mercury right / / ROMA. Prow right. Crawf. 38/7;

Syd. 87. 5.83 g. Green patina. Extremely fine CHF 300.-

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IMPERATORIAL COINAGE

118

118 C. Julius Caesar, † 44 BC. Denarius (Silver) 49-48 BC, mint moving with Caesar. Elephant right / /

Pontifical emblems: culullus, aspergillum, axe and apex. BMC 27; Crawf. 443/1; Sear 9; Syd. 1006. 3.77 g.

Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

119

119 Denarius (Silver) 47-46 BC, mint moving with Caesar (Africa). Diademed head of Venus right / / Aeneas

walking left, carrying Anchises and palladium. Bab. 10; BMC 31; Crawf. 458/1; Sear 55.

Patina. Good very fine CHF 500.-

With this denarius, Caius Julius Caesar documented his direct ancestry from the Trojan hero Aeneas who was very

importent for the identification of the Romans. Aeneas was the son of the Trojan prince Anchises and of the

goodess Aphrodite, Venus in Roman sources, whose diademed head is shown on the obverse. The reverse of the

coin shows the scene where Aeneas saved both his father Anchises, carrying him on his shoulder, and the most

important cult object of Troja, the Palladium, held in his hand, saved from the burning Troja. After an adventurous

journey Aeneas landed with the surviving Trojans on the coast of Latium, where he married Lavinia, daughter of

Latinus, King of Latins. His descendants were Romolus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. In Ancient

Rome the Palladium was adored in the temple of Vesta. Ascanius, the son of Aeneas and his first wife Creusa was

regarded as a dircect ancestor of the Julians.

120

120 Denarius (Silver) 42 BC, Rome. Posthumous issue, by monetarius L. Mussidius Longus. Laureate head of

Julius Caesar right / / L. MVSSIDIVS [LONGVS]. Rudder, globe, cornucopia, caduceus and flamen's

cap. Crawf. 494/39b; Syd. 1096. 3.92 g.

Rare. Excellent portrait. Nice patina. Punchmark on obverse. Almost extremely fine/very fine CHF 4´000.-

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COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

121

121 Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Quinarius (Silver) 25-23 BC, Emerita. Legate P. Carisius. Bare head left / /

Victory crowning trophy. BMC 295; RIC² 1b. Rare. Tiny flan defect on obverse. Very fine CHF 300.-

122 Quinarius (Silver) 25-23 BC, Emerita. Legate P. Carisius. Bare head right / / Victory crowning trophy.

BMC 293; RIC² 1a. 1.62 g. Rare. Very fine CHF 250.-

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123 Denarius (Silver) circa 19-18 BC, uncertain Spanish mint: Colonia Caesaraugusta (?). Bare head of

Augustus right / / Shield with inscription. BMC 333; RIC² 42a. 3.86 g. Rare. Toned. Good very fine CHF 1´250.-

124

124 Denarius (Silver) circa 19 BC, uncertain Spanish mint: Colonia Patricia (?). Bare head right / / Mars

standing left, head facing, holding Aquila and standard. BMC 414 var.; RIC² 82a var. 3.54 g.

Rare. Extremely fine/very fine CHF 500.-

125

125 Aureus (Gold) circa 19 BC, Colonia Patricia. CAESAR - AVGVSTVS. Bare head right / / IOV - TO[N].

Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, in hexastyle temple. Calicó 237a; RIC² 63a. 7.83 g.

Very rare. Good very fine CHF 12´500.-

126

126 Denarius (Silver) 19 BC, Rome. By monetarius M. Durmius. Head of Honos right / / Modius in quadriga

right. BMC 55; Coh. 429. 3.94 g. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 500.-

127

127 Aureus (Gold) 11-10 BC, Lugdunum. Bare head of Augustus right / / Bull charging right, in exergue:

IMP. XII. Calicó 220; RIC² 176a. 7.91 g. Very rare. Good very fine CHF 12´500.-

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128 Denarius (Silver) 8 BC, Lugdunum. Laureate head of Augustus right / / Caius Caesar galloping right,

behind, Aquila between two standards. BMC 500; RIC² 199. 3.90 g.

Almost extremely fine coin with beautiful toning CHF 1´000.-

The imperatorial propaganda attached great importance on the military virtues of the young Caius Caesar as designated

successor of Augustus. The visit of the 12-year old Caius Caesar to the legions in Germania in the year 8 BC was to

introduce him to the legionnaires. The coin we are offering was struck for this occasion and was to spread the image

of an able military successor.

129

129 Tiberius, 14-37 AD. Aureus (Gold) 14-37 AD, Lugdunum. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS.

Laureate head right / / PONTIF MAXIM. Pax-Livia figure seated right on chair, holding sceptre and

branch. BMC 46; Coh. 15. RIC² 29; Calicó 305. 7.80 g.

Rare. Good style. Extremely fine specimen with underlying luster CHF 8´000.-

130

130 Aureus (Gold) 14-17 AD, Lugdunum. TI CAESAR DIVI - AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head right / /

PONTIF - MAXIM. Pax-Livia seated right, holding long vertical sceptre with right hand and in her left

branch, single line below. BMC 46; RIC² 29; Calicó 305 var. 7.68 g.

Rare. Expressive portrait. Almost extremely fine/good very fine CHF 6´000.-

131 Aureus (Gold) 14-17 AD, Lugdunum. TI CAESAR DIVI - AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head right / /

MAXIM - PONTIF. Pax-Livia figure seated right, holding inverted spear with right hand and in her left

branch, triple line below. Ornamental chairlegs. BMC 39; RIC² 27; Calicó 305a. 7.81 g.

Rare. Tiny scratches, otherwise, good very fine CHF 3´500.-

132

132 Denarius (Silver) 14-37 AD, Lugdunum. Laureate head right / / Female figure seated right, holding long

sceptre and branch. BMC 48; RIC² 30. 3.70 g.

Rare. A well centered extremely fine coin with beautiful steel toning CHF 2´500.-

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133

133 Gaius Caligula, 37-41 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum) 37-38 AD, Rome. C. CAESAR. AVG. GERMANI

CVS. PON. M. TR. POT. Laureate head left / / S. P. Q. R. / P. P / OB. CIVES / SERVATOS, within

oak-wreath. BMC 38; Coh. 24; RIC² 37. 27.20 g. Rare. Very attractive green patina. Good very fine CHF 7´500.-

134

134 Claudius, 41-54 AD. Denarius (Silver) 46-47 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Pax-Nemesis, winged,

right, holding with left hand winged caduceus pointing down at snake and holding out fold of drapery

below chin with right. BMC 40; RIC 39. 3.33 g. Rare. Very fine CHF 1´500.-

135

135 Agrippina senior, wife of Germanicus and mother of Gaius, died 33 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum)

circa 50-54 AD, Rome. Posthumous issue. Struck under Claudius, 41-54 AD. AGRIPPINA. M. F.

GERMANICI. CAESARIS. Draped bust right, hair in long plait / / TI. CLAVDIVS. CAESAR. AVG.

GERM. P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P. In field: SC. RIC 102; BMC 219. 30.52 g.

Attractive portrait. Tiny flan default, otherwise, good very fine CHF 2´500.-

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136 Nero Caesar, 50-54 AD. Aureus (Gold) 51-54 AD, Rome. Struck under Claudius, 41-54 AD. NERONI

CLAVDIO DRVSO GERM COS DESIGN. Draped and bare-headed bust of young Nero right / /

EQVESTER / OR - DO / PRINCIPI / IVVENT. Inscription in four lines on shield with vertical spear

behind. Calicó 407; RIC² 78. 7.77 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

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137 Nero, 54-68 AD. Aureus (Gold) 60-61 AD, Rome and Lugdunum. NERO . CAESAR . AVG . IMP.

Bare-headed bust of Nero right / / PONTIF . MAX . TR . P . VII COS . IIII . P . P. Oak wreath, within

EX SC. Calicó 427; RIC² 21 (Rome). 7.75 g. High relief. Almost extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

138

138 Aureus (Gold) 60 AD, Rome and Lugdunum. Bare head right / / EX SC, within oak-wreath. BMC 21;

Calicó 426; Coh. 213. 7.66 g. Scarce. Trace of mounting (?), otherwise, very fine CHF 3´000.-

139

139 Aureus (Gold) 65-68 AD, Rome. NERO CAESAR - AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of Nero right / /

IVPPITER - CVSTOS. Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and long sceptre. Calicó 412; RIC² 52.

7.34 g. Tiny edge knock. Almost extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

140

140 Aureus (Gold) 64-68 AD, Rome. NERO - CAESAR. Laureate head of Nero right / / AVGVSTVS -

GERMANICVS. Nero, radiate and togate, standing facing, holding branch in his right and Victoria in the

left. Calicó 402; RIC² 46. 7.32 g. Rare. Struck on large flan. Almost extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

141

141 Aureus (Gold) 64-68 AD, Rome. NERO CAESAR - AVGVSTVS. Laureate head right / / [IVP]PITER

- CVSTOS. Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and long sceptre. Calicó 412; RIC² 52. 7.34 g.

Almost extremely fine with fine gold luster CHF 5´000.-

142 Aureus (Gold) 65-68 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and long

sceptre. BMC 67; Calicó 412; Coh. 118. 7.19 g. Very fine/fine CHF 2´000.-

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143 Vespasianus, 69-79 AD. Aureus (Gold) 69-71 AD, Rome. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS A[VG].

Laureate head of Vespasianus right / / COS ITER - [T]R POT. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and

sceptre. RIC 5; Calicó 604b (this coin). 7.31 g.

Rare. Distinguished portrait. Minor scratches on reverse, otherwise, almost extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

Ex Auction Ars Classica, Geneva, 3 July 1933, lot 1611.

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144 Titus Caesar, 69-79 AD. Aureus (Gold) 75 AD, Rome. Struck under Vespasianus (69-79 AD). Laureate

head of Titus right / / Victory standing left, on cippus, holding wreath and palm, one snake on each side.

Calicó 750; Coh. 163; RIC 184. 7.22 g. Rare. Struck on broad flan. Very fine CHF 2´500.-

145

145 Domitianus, 81-96 AD. Denarius (Silver) 86 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Minerva advancing

right. Coh. 208; RIC 88. 3.03 g.

Expressive portrait on a very well centered, extremely fine coin with beautiful black-blue patina CHF 750.-

146

146 Denarius (Silver) 88 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Minerva standing left. Coh. 234; RIC 109. 3.57 g.

Attractive patina. Well centered and choice extremely fine CHF 750.-

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147 Traianus, 98-117 AD. Denarius (Silver) 98-99 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Victory seated left,

holding patera and palm branch. BMC 21; RIC 22. 3.61 g.

A splendid extremely fine coin with superb gold luster CHF 1´000.-

148

148 Hadrianus, 117-138 AD. Aureus (Gold) 117 AD, Rome. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG

DIVI TRA PARTH F. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / / . DIVI NER NEP P [M TR] P

COS. Radiate and draped bust of Sol right; in exergue: ORIENS. Calicó 1293a; Coh. 1003; RIC 16. 7.01 g.

Rare. Very fine CHF 3´500.-

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149

149 Denarius (Silver) 134-138 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Hadrian standing left, before him, kneeling

Hispania with branch, between rabbit. Coh. 1260; RIC 327. 3.09 g. Nice toning. Very fine CHF 250.-

150 Sestertius (Orichalcum) 136 AD, Rome. Draped and laurate bust right / / Hadrian standing right, raising

kneeling figure of Hispania, holding branch, between rabbit. Coh. 1272; RIC 952; Sear 3633. 26.12 g.

Brown­green patina. Good very fine CHF 750.-

151

151 Sabina, wife of Hadrianus, died 136 AD. Aureus (Gold) 128-136 AD, Rome. Struck under

Hadrianus,117-138 AD. SABINA AVGVSTA IMP HADRIANI AVG P P. Draped and diademed bust

of Sabina right / / Ceres seated left, on basket, holding ears of corn and torch. RIC 416; Calicó 1423.

7.51 g. Extremely rare. Superb portrait. Struck on broad flan. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine CHF 15´000.-

Ex collection G. Giorgi, Ratto, Milano 26 January 1955, lot 681.

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152 Aelius Caesar, 135-138 AD. Aureus (Gold) 137 AD, Rome. Struck under Hadrianus, 117-138 AD. L.

AELIVS - CAESAR. Bare head right / / TRIB POT - COS II. Pietas, veiled, standing right, holding box

of incense in front of altar. Coh. 72; RIC 442; Calicó 1452. 7.20 g.

Very rare. High relief. Almost extremely fine CHF 20´000.-

153

153 Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. Aureus (Gold) 138 AD, Rome. Draped bust right / / Pietas standing

right, holding box of incense, altar to right. Calicó 1597; Coh. 599; RIC 454b. 7.20 g.

Well centered. Good very fine CHF 7´500.-

154

154 Sestertius (Orichalcum) 140-144 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Salus facing, head left, holding long

sceptre and patera, between S-C. RIC 639; Sear 4214. 23.24 g.

Green patina. Almost extremely fine/very fine CHF 1´000.-

155

155 Bronze Medallion (38 mm) after 142 AD. ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS PP IMP II. Laureate, draped and

cuirassed bust right / / Neptune standing right, holding trident in left hand, before him Ceres seated left,

on basket, holding torch and modius full of wheat on stump. Coh. -; Dressel -; Gnecchi II cf. p. 36, 77

(rev. Marcus Aurelius); Froehner -; Toynbee cf. pl. XVI, 4. 51.84 g.

Very rare. Apparently unpublished. Detailed portrait in high relief. Impressive good very fine CHF 10´000.-

Toynbee interprets this medallion with Neptune and Ceres on reverse as a New Year's gift. Cf. Toynbee, p. 94.

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156 Aureus (Gold) 151-152 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS PP TR P XV. Laureate head of

Antoninus Pius left / / CO - S - IIII. Antoninus Pius standing left, holding globe and scroll. Calicó 1518;

RIC 206. 7.26 g. Nice portrait in high relief. Extremely fine CHF 6´500.-

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157 Aureus (Gold) 152-153 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XVI. Laureate head left / /

CO - S - IIII. Emperor standing left, holding globe and scroll. Calicó 1524; Coh. 307; RIC 226 (f); 7.25 g.

Scarce. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 5´000.-

158

158 Quinarius (Gold) 152-153 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI. Draped and

cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius right / / CO - S - IIII. Winged Victory advancing left, holding wreath

in her right hand and palm in her left. BMC 794; RIC 225. 3.70 g.

Rare. Good portrait. Almost extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

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159 Aureus (Gold) 154-155 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XVIII. Bare-headed bust of

Antoninus Pius right, with drapery on both shoulders / / CO - S - IIII. Antoninus Pius standing left,

holding globe and scroll. Calicó 1533; RIC -. 7.18 g.

Rare. Exceptional condition. Very attractive lustrous coin, almost FDC CHF 10´000.-

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160 Aureus (Gold) 155-156 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS AVG PI - VS P P IMP II. Laureate head right / / TR

POT X[I]X - [C] - O - S IIII. Emperor standing left, holding globe and scroll. Calicó 1673; Coh. 995;

RIC 256 (a). 7.29 g. Scarce. Lustrous. Reverse slightly off­centered, otherwise, extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

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161 Aureus (Gold) 156-157 AD, Rome. ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II. Laureate head right / / TR

POT XX - C - O - S IIII. Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Calicó 1675; Coh. 1013; RIC

266 (a); 7.05 g. Scarce. Reverse slightly off­centered, otherwise, extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

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162 Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius, died 141 AD. Aureus (Gold) 141-161 AD, Rome. Struck under

Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. DIVA - FAVSTINA. Draped bust right / / C - E - RES. Ceres, veiled,

standing left, holding corn ears and torch. BMC 459; Calicó 1772a; Coh. 135. 7.26 g.

Nice portrait in high relief. Extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

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163 Bronze Medallion (39 mm) after 141 AD. DIVA AVG - FAVSTINA. Veiled and draped bust right / /

Helmeted Minerva standing left, before her, Vulcanus seated right, producing a thunderbolt. Coh. -;

Froehner -; Gnecchi II 18, pl. 59,1; Dressel -; Toynbee -. 39.63 g.

Very rare. Slight traces of corrosion, otherwise, very fine/fine CHF 5´000.-

164 Dupondius (Orichalcum) after 147 AD, Rome. Struck under Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. Draped bust

right / / Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and short torch. BMC 1567; RIC 1171. 14.02 g.

Green patina. Minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine CHF 500.-

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165 Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum) 161 AD, Rome. Cuirassed bust right / / M.

Aurelius and L. Verus standing with clasped hands. BMC 847; Coh. 45; RIC 796. 27.63 g. Extremely fine CHF 1´500.-

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166 Denarius (Silver) Autumn 175 AD, Rome. Laureate head right / / Felicitas standing left, holding long

caduceus and cornucopia. BMC 920; RIC 330. 3.44 g. Nice luster and light toning. Uncirculated CHF 500.-

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167 Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, died 176 AD. Aureus (Gold) 147-149 AD, Rome. Struck under

Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL. Draped bust of Faustina II right, her

hair bound with a band of pearls / / VENVS. Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and

rudder entwined by a dolphin with her left. Calicó 2096; RIC 517c. 7.17 g. Almost extremely fine CHF 7´500.-

A splendid coin struck on broad flan with an attractive portrait of the young empress.

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168 Aureus (Gold) 161-176 AD, Rome. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Draped bust of Faustina II right, with

band of pearls round head / / SALVTI AVGVSTAE. Salus seated on throne to left, resting left elbow

on arm of throne and feeding snake, twined round altar, from patera held in her right hand. Calicó 2075;

RIC 717a. 7.34 g. Nice portrait struck in high relief. Almost extremely fine CHF 6´000.-

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