Lucania, Thurium.
Ca. 410-400 BC.
AR nomos, 8.01 gr.

Obv: head of Athena to the right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla scanning; Φ before helmet.

Rev: ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ; bull butting to the left, Φ on rump, bird between bull’s legs; in exergue: fish to the left.

Ref: ANS 948. Acquired privately from Tradart, Geneva, in the 1980’s; ex the BruSale 6 (2011), lot 69.

Attractive old cabinet tone. Choice very fine.

€ 3.500

A masterpiece of superb classical style signed by master-engraver Phrygillos.

Sicily, Leontinoi.
Ca. 460-450 BC.
AR tetradrachm, 17.14 gr.

Obv: laureate head of Apollo to the right, hair rolled behind neck.

Rev: ΛEONTINON; lion’s head to the right, jaws open and tongue protruding; around: tripod and three barley grains.

Ref: Rizzo pl. 23, 12 (these dies). Jameson 630 (these dies). AMB 350 (these dies). Kraay-Hirmer pl. 7, 22 (this obverse die). Ward 190 (these dies). Boehringer, Studies Price, pl. 11, 33 (these dies).

Very rare. Superb old cabinet tone. Extremely fine.

€ 15.000                                               

Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos.
Heraklea, 297-282 BC. AR tetradrachm, 16.43 gr.

Obv: diademed head of deified Alexander the Great to the right, with horns of Ammon.

Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ; Athena on throne to the left, holding Nike on extended right hand, left arm resting on shield, spear leaning against right shoulder; in exergue: club to the left.

Ref: M. Thompson in Essays Robinson 178, 177. Acquired privately from Tradart in the 1990’s.

Scarce mint . High relief. Extremely fine.

€ 3.000

Akarnania, Akarnanian Confederacy.

Leukas, ca. 250-200 BC. AR stater, 10.18 gr.

Obv: ΛYKOYPΓOΣ; head of the young river god Acheloos to the right.

Rev: AKAPNANΩN; Apollo seated to the left, holding bow.

Ref: BCD Akarnania 16 (this obverse die).

Rare variant, Toned. Good very fine.

€ 3.650

Ex M & M Basel VI, (1946), lot 647; ex Stoecklin collection.

Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III.
Egypt, Memphis, 332-323 BC.
AU stater, 8.56 gr.

Obv: head of Athena to the right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent

Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand and stylis in left; in left field: rose, Δ below.

Ref: Price 3967-9. Privately acquired from Emporium Hamburg in the ‘90s.

Very rare. Good very fine.

€ 4.500

Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus.
Amphipolis, 170-168 BC. AR tetradrachm 15.45 gr.

Obv: diademed head of Perseus to the right.

Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ; eagle with spread wings standing to the right on thunderbolt; above: ΜΑ; to the right: ΑΥ; between legs: Φ; all within oak wreath; plow below.

Ref: Mamroth 25.

Lightly toned. Good very fine.

€ 2.000

Acquired privately from Tradart in the 1980’s; ex Kops collection; ex 51Gallery 6 (2015), lot 73.

Caria, Maussolos. Halikarnassos, ca. 370-360 BC. AR tetradrachm, 15.04 gr.

Obv: head of Apollo facing slightly to the right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery around neck.

Rev: Zeus Labraundos standing to the right; A between leg and sceptre, MAYΣΣΩΛΛO in right field.

Ref: Konuk, Identities 21; Babelon, Perses 400 var. (letter on rev.); Traité II 94; BMC 3.

Stunning blue iridescent patina. Extremely fine.

€ 6.000

Lycia, Mithrapata. Antiphellus, 390-370 BC. AR stater, 9.79 gr.

Obv: forepart of lion with open jaws to the right.

Rev: Methrapata (in Lycian script). bearded head of Mithrapata to the left; behind: triskeles.

Ref: BMFA Suppl. 229; Kraay & Hirmer 658 (this coin). Olçay-Mørkholm 66 (dies A3/P5, this coin).

Nicely toned and with an excellent and well-struck portrait. Extremely fine.

€ 6.500

Ex Leu 81 (2001), lot 312, ex Bank Leu 13 (1975), lot 273; from the Podalia Hoard of 1957.

Cilicia, Soloi.
425-400 BC.
AR stater, 10.82 gr.

Obv: Amazon, nude to the waist and seen three quarter from behind, kneeling to left and stringing bow; wearing cap and gorytos at her hip; facing head of satyr in right field; in exergue: monogram.

Rev: (Σ)ΟΛΕΩΝ; bunch of grapes; below right: fly; all within incuse square with linear pearl border.

Ref: BMC 3; SNG France 128; SNG Levante 40; SNG von Aulock 5858.

Extremely fine.

€ 4.000

Characene, Hyspaosines Charax- Spasinou, 123 BC.
AR tetradrachm, 16.30 gr.

Obv: [ΒΑ]ΣΙΛΕΩΣ YΣΠAOΣINOY; diademed head of Hyspaosines to the right.

Rev: Heracles seated left on rock, holding club on knee; monogram to outer left, in exergue: φP (= date = SE 190 = 123/2 BC). φ

Ref: P. Assar fig. 16. Alram 491.2.

Exceedingly rare! A bold portrait in the best Hellenistic style. Good very fine.

€ 3.500