A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins
Lot 1048
A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins
US$ 25,000 - 30,000
£15,000 - 18,000
Auction Details
Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins
Lot Details
A Collection of Ancient Greek Coins
1. Eastern Celts, AR Tetradrachm. 7.18 grams. Hess. 438, L13 170/1. Obverse: Head of Zeus right; reverse: Horse, left. Nicely toned and well centered.
Very Fine

2. Naples, AR Didrachm, 370-340 BC. 6.89 grams. BMC 36, Sambon 364, Ex Naville 6167, Gans #20. Obverse: Female head right, hair bound with broad ribbon; reverse: Man-headed bull crowned by Victory. Several die cracks are present on the obverse.
Very Fine

3. Naples, AR Didrachm, After 321 BC. 7.42 grams. Gans #21, cf. Sambon 465. Obverse: Small female head right, tiny figure of running Artemis behind; reverse: Man-headed bull crowned by Victory. Nicely toned with a fully original appearance.
About Extremely Fine

4. Naples, AR Didrachm, ca.300-241 BC. 7.2 grams. Sambon 510. Obverse: Head of Nymph left, poppy behind; reverse: Man-headed bull crowned by flying Victory. Deeply toned with minor planchet porosity.
Very Fine

5. Naples, AR Didrachm, 300-241 BC. 7.29 grams. Sambon 5485. Obverse: Small head of Nymph left; reverse: Man-headed bull right. Quite smooth with minor edge incompleteness on the reverse.
Very Fine

6. Nola, AR Didrachm, 360-325 BC. 7.15 grams. Sambon 799. Gans #24. Obverse: Female head right, hair bound with embroidered ribbon; reverse: Man-headed bull facing left, crowned. Struck on a narrow flan and deeply toned.
Very Fine

7. Velia, AR Didrachm, ca. 400 BC. 7.4 grams. BMC 45/46. Obverse: Head of Pallas left, griffin on helm; reverse: Lion right, owl above. Large die cud shows at the top of the reverse.
Very Fine

8. Terina, AR Didrachm, ca.400 BC. 7.6 grams. Regling 57, B.195. Obverse: head left with broad sphendone; reverse: Nike seated left holding caduceus. Nicely toned, well centered.
Very Fine

9. Sicily, Catana, AR Tetradrachm, 461-413 BC. 16.66 grams. B.206, Gans #122, cf. Rizzo plate X5, Syll. Lockett 608, same reverse die. Obverse: Quadriga right; reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. Minor porosity and a few small marks.
Very Fine

10. Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm, Early 5th Century BC. 16.7 grams. BMC 14. Obverse: Quadriga right; reverse: Forepart of man-headed bull swimming or running. Some mottled charcoal toning.
Fine +

11. Sicily, Gela, AR Didrachm, Early 5th Century BC. 8.46 grams. BMC 19, Gans #131. Obverse: Galloping horseman right, spearing downward; reverse: Forepart of man-headed bull right. Well centered on a slightly oblong flan.
Extremely Fine

12. Sicily, Mamertini, AE Bronze. 9.3 grams. Obverse: Head of Zeus right; reverse: Warrior advancing right. Bright green patina overall. Well worn but still a collectible example.
Good

13. Sicily, Messana, AR Litra, 461-396 BC. .5 gram. Syll. Copenhagen. 411. Obverse: Hare right, ivy leaf below; reverse: MES in wreath. Deeply toned.
Very Fine

14. Sicily, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm, 485-479 BC. 17.15 grams. B.278/B.300. Obverse: Quadriga right; reverse: Head of Arethusa, right, surrounded by four dolphins. Deep patina shows in the recesses of the design.
Very Fine

15. Sicily, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm, 474-450 BC. 17.33 grams. Boehr 589, Gans #189. Obverse: Quadriga right, Nike crowning horses; reverse: Female head right, hair bound with broad ribbon, surrounded by four dolphins. In exergue, KETOS. Nicely toned and well detailed, some die cracks show on reverse.
Very Fine / Extremely Fine

16. Sicily, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm, ca.450-439 BC. 17.19 grams. Boehr 706. Obverse: Quadriga right; reverse: Head of Saccos right, signature "A" on neck under ear. Struck on irregular flan with minor porosity.
Fine / Very Fine

17. Selinas, AR Litra, 466-415 BC. 17.39 gram. Obverse: Nymph seated on rocks holding and feeding serpent with her right breast; reverse: Man-headed bull right; above parsley leaf, circular legend. Deeply toned. A very rare offering.
Very Fine

18. Neapolis, AR Hemidrachm, End 5th Century BC. 1.8 grams. BMC 86.30. Obverse: Gorgon's head facing; reverse: Head of Nike right. Struck on an oblong, irregular flan.
Extremely Fine

19. Macedon, Philip II, AR Tetradrachm, 359-336 BC. 14.25 grams. Gans #231, M.294. Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; reverse: King on horseback left, right hand raised, monogram below. Well detailed with a pleasing appearance.
About Extremely Fine

20. Macedon, Alexander III, AR Tetradrachm, 336-323 BC. 17.4 grams. Obverse: Head of Heracles in lion's skin right; reverse: Zeus enthroned left with eagle and scepter. Well centered with good detailing.
Extremely Fine

21. Macedon, Alexander III, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. 4.4 grams. Obverse: Head of Heracles in lion skin right; reverse: Zeus enthroned left, with eagle and scepter. Nicely toned overall.
Extremely Fine

22. Thessalian League, AR Double Victoriate. 5.95 grams. cf. BMC 2.24. Head of Zeus right: reverse: Athena right in fighting pose with spear in right hand. Deep, mottled toning.
Very Fine +

23. Thessaly, Larisa, AR Drachm, 400-344 BC. 5.98 grams. BMC 29.56. Facing head of Nymph Larisa; reverse: Feeding horse, left forefoot raised. Attractive original patina.
Very Fine

24. Locri, Epizephirii, AR Stater, 332-326 BC. 7.33 grams. Syll. Copenhagen 1859, ex Naville Collection. Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; reverse: eagle flying left devouring small animal. A small test cut is noted on the edge as is an indentation at the center of the obverse. Otherwise, well detailed overall.
Very Fine

25. Phocis, AR Triobol, 357-346 BC. 2.84 grams. BMC 78. Obverse: Facing bull's head; reverse: Head of Apollo right, symbol: lyre. Deeply toned.
Very Fine

26. Phocis, AR Triobol, 550-480 BC. 2.82 grams. BMC 15.10 var. Obverse: Facing bull's head; reverse: Female head right. Deep gray toning overall.
Very Fine

27. Euboian League, AR Drachm, 4th Century BC. 3.75 grams. Ex: Wallace Collection. Obverse: Head of Nymph left; reverse: head and neck of bull, symbol is satyr's head. Die cracks on reverse. Struck on oval-shaped flan.
Very Fine / Extremely Fine

28. Euboian League, AR Drachm, ca.340 BC. 3.65 grams. Ex: Wallace Collection. Head of Nymph left; reverse: head and neck of bull, no symbol. Deep argent and charcoal toning.
Very Good

29. Euboia, Chalkis, AR Drachm, 369-336 BC. 3.65 grams. BMC 69 var. Obverse: Head of Nymph right; reverse: flying eagle, facing, with serpent in beak. Struck on oblong flan.
Fine / Very Fine

30. Euboia, Histiaea, AR Tetrobol, ca.196-146 BC. 2.19 grams. Obverse: Head of Maenid right; reverse: Nymph seated on stern of galley. Deep argent-gray color.
Very Fine / Extremely Fine

31. Athens, AR Drachm, Before 400 BC. 4.35 grams. Obverse: Helmeted head Athena right; reverse: owl, olive leaves, and berry. Mottled gray and charcoal color.
Very Fine

32. Athens, AR Tetradrachm, ca. 4th Century BC. 16.85 grams. cf. Banks 26.2. Head of Athena right; reverse: owl seated on branch. Struck on oblong, small flan.
About Very Fine

33. Aegina, AR Stater, ca.650-600 BC. 11.9 grams. Banks 25.1. Obverse: Sea turtle, R. irregular incuse square.
Very Fine

34. Corinth, AR Stater, 350-338 BC. 8.6 grams. Obverse: Pegasus flying left; reverse: helmeted head of Pallas, left. Deep silver-gray with some blue and red accents on the reverse.
Very Fine

35. Achaean League, AR Tetrobol, After 280 BC. 2.3 grams. Obverse: Head of Zeus (double strike); reverse: monogram of league, dolphin below, all in laurel wreath, struck at Patrae.
Fine / Very Fine

36. Argos, AR Hemidrachm, 4th Century BC. 2.75 grams. Ex: Lockett Collection, 2499. Obverse: Forepart of wolf facing right; reverse: large A. Deep silver-gray toning.
Fine

37. Paphlagonia, Sinope, AR Drachm, 322-230 BC. 6.02 grams. Obverse: Female head left within beaded circle; reverse: sea eagle on dolphin, EK under wings. Quite well centered with a medium silver color.
Fine


38. Istros, AR Drachm, 4th Century BC. 5.8 grams. Obverse: Two heads, one downward, one up; reverse: eagle on dolphin. Attractively toned.
Very Fine

39. Mytilene Lesbos, Gold Electrum Hekte, ca. 396 BC. 2.5 grams. Bodenstedt 70, Boston 1707, BMC 104. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; reverse: female head with long flowing hair wearing necklace within linear square in incuse square. Well struck on an oval flan.
Very Fine / Extremely Fine

40. Rhodes, AR Didrachm, 400-333 BC. 6.65 grams. BMC 37. Obverse: Facing head of Helios; reverse: rose. Deep argent toning overall.
Fine / Very Fine.

41. Phrygia, Laodicea, Nero AE, 54-68 AD. 7.4 grams. Obverse: Nero, young portrait; reverse: Zeus. Quite porous and deeply toned.
Fine / Very Fine.

42. Lydia, Croesus, AR Siglos, 561-546 BC. 5.5 grams. Obverse: Forepart of lion and bull face to face; reverse: rectangular incuse squares. Struck on small oval flan.
Fine

43. Aspendus, AR Stater, ca. 4th Century BC. 11 grams. Obverse: Two wrestlers; reverse: slinger, Triskeles. Well centered with a quite smooth planchet.
Very Fine

44. Parthia, Mithradates II, Drachm, 123-88 BC. 4 grams. Obverse: Portrait left; reverse: Arsales enthroned. Struck on oblong flan, deeply toned.
Very Fine

45. Bruttium, Terina, AR Stater (Fourrée), 5th-4th C BC. 1.5 grams. Obverse: Nymph; reverse: Nike seated. Probably a fourrée. A fourrée is a coin, most often a counterfeit, that is made from a base metal core that has been plated with a precious metal to look like its solid metal counterpart. The term is normally applied to ancient silver plated coins.
Fine

46. Bruttium, Terina, AR 1/3 Stater (Possible Fourrée), ca. 300 BC. 2.3 grams. BMC 46. Obverse: Nymph facing left; reverse: Nike seated left on cippus. Possible fourrée, some mottled charcoal color is present on each side.
Very Fine

47. Bruttium, AE 23, ca. 240 BC. 8.5 grams. BMC 91, Ex: Harlick Collection, NFA XIV, 237. Obverse: Zeus right with wreath behind; reverse: standing eagle with surrounding legend. Ample green incrustation is present overall.
Good Very Fine

48. Campania, Neapolis, AR Didrachm, 340-241 BC. 7.1 grams. Kovacs 24-14; ANS 382; ex Garrett III, 109. Obverse: Nymph facing left; reverse: Man-headed bull, right. Deep argent-silver patina.
Very Fine

49. Syracuse, AR, Tetradrachm 474-450 BC. 17.2 grams. Boehringer 470. Obverse: Quadriga right, Nike above; reverse: Head of Artemis-Arethusa with four dolphins. A splendid styled coin featuring deep patina and several inconsequential marks.
Very Fine (49)
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