Auction 05.06.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Datum der Auktion: 05.06.1991

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Spain, Osca (204-154 BC), Drachm, 3.9 gms., head right, Iberian letters...

Spain, Osca (204-154 BC), Drachm, 3.9 gms., head right, Iberian letters behind, rev. horseman holding spear galloping right, Iberian legend below (Sear 28), toned, extremely fine and attractive for type

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Italy, Bruttium, Kaulonia (550-480 BC), Stater, 7.9 gms., naked archaic...

Italy, Bruttium, Kaulonia (550-480 BC), Stater, 7.9 gms., naked archaic male figure right, small running figure on oustretched arm, stag looking back in right field, KAVL (retrograde) in left field, rev. similar to obverse, incuse, to left, stork in right field (cf. BMC 13), scarce, very fine

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Italy, Bruttium, Rhegion (466-415 BC), Drachm, 3.7 gms., lion's scalp, rev...

Italy, Bruttium, Rhegion (466-415 BC), Drachm, 3.7 gms., lion's scalp, rev. RECINON, male figure seated left within olive-wreath (SNG Cop. 1930), rough edges, toned, very fine and scarce

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 100 $ - 150 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Akragas (before 413 BC), Didrachm, 8.6 gms., eagle right, /KAK-RA/k...

Sicily, Akragas (before 413 BC), Didrachm, 8.6 gms., eagle right, /KAK-RA/k above and below, rev. crab (cf. SNG Cop. 29,32), reverse planchet flaws, toned, very fine and attractive

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 600 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Akragas (413-406 BC), Hemidrachm, 2.0 gms., eagle standing on hare...

Sicily, Akragas (413-406 BC), Hemidrachm, 2.0 gms., eagle standing on hare, rev. crab, pistrix swallowing fish below, /KAK[RA]/k around (SNG Cop. 56), very rare, about fine , together with Italy, Croton (c.550-480 BC), 1/3-Stater, 2.6 gms., /KKRO/k in archaic Greek script to right of tripod, rev

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Akragas (before 406 BC), AE Onkia, 2.8 gms., crab, monogram below...

Sicily, Akragas (before 406 BC), AE Onkia, 2.8 gms., crab, monogram below, rev. eagle's head right (BMC 115), dark patina, well-centered, very fine or better

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Leontini (475-466 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.1 gms, slow quadriga driven...

Sicily, Leontini (475-466 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.1 gms, slow quadriga driven right by charioteer, Nike flying above crowning horses, /KLEONTINON/k in exergue, rev. head of roaring lion right, four corn-ears around (Rizzo plate XXII, 17), attractive even grey tone, choice very fine and an extremely

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Leontini (475-466 BC), Tetradrachm, 15.9 gms., slow quadriga driven...

Sicily, Leontini (475-466 BC), Tetradrachm, 15.9 gms., slow quadriga driven right by charioteer, Nike flying above crowning horses, rev. head of roaring lion right, /KLEONTINON/k and four corn-ears around (Rizzo plate XXII, 4 var.), uneven surfaces, toned, very fine

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Leontini (466-422 BC), Tetradrachm, 16.6 gms., head of Apollo...

Sicily, Leontini (466-422 BC), Tetradrachm, 16.6 gms., head of Apollo laureate left, rev. /KLEONTINON,/k lion's head left within circle, four barley-corns around (SNG Cop. 350), about very fine, rough surfaces

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 350 $ - 450 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Selinus (466-415 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.1 gms., /KSELINONTION/k...

Sicily, Selinus (466-415 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.1 gms., /KSELINONTION/k, quadriga driven left by Artemis and Apollo, Apollo discharging bow, rev. /KSELINOS/k, Silenos standing left sacrificing over altar and sacred cock, holding lustral branch, bull on pedestal behind, silenos leaf in right field (BMC

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Syracuse (317-310 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.0 gms., head of Persephone...

Sicily, Syracuse (317-310 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.0 gms., head of Persephone left wreathed in barley, wearing earring, three dolphins around, /KNIK/k monogram below, rev. quadriga driven left by male charioteer, triskeles above, /KSYRAKOSIO[N]/k and monogram in exergue (BMC 346), light toning, choice

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Syracuse, Hieron II (274-216 BC), 5-Litrae, 4.5 gms., Queen...

Sicily, Syracuse, Hieron II (274-216 BC), 5-Litrae, 4.5 gms., Queen Philistis veiled and diademed facing left, palm behind, rev. /K[B]ASILISSAS [(PH)I]LISTIDOS/k above and below biga driven left by Nike (SNG Cop. 827), scarce, almost very fine

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 180 $ - 220 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Sicily, Syracuse (215-212 BC), 8-Litrae, 6.9 gms., head of Athena left...

Sicily, Syracuse (215-212 BC), 8-Litrae, 6.9 gms., head of Athena left, rev. /KSYRAKOSION/k, winged thunderbolt, /KYA, S-L/K BELOW (CF. SNG COP. 880), EXTREMELY FINE, SHARPLY STRUCK, GOOD STYLE

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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SICULO-PUNIC COINAGE (4TH CENTURY BC), TETRADRACHM, 17.2 GMS., HEAD OF...

SICULO-PUNIC COINAGE (4TH CENTURY BC), TETRADRACHM, 17.2 GMS., HEAD OF PERSEPHONE RIGHT WREATHED IN BARLEY, WEARING EARRING, THREE DOLPHINS AROUND, REV. HORSE STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF DATE PALM, CADUCEUS IN RIGHT FIELD (SNG COP. 972), VERY FINE

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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MACEDON, ARCHELAUS I (413-399 BC), DIDRACHM, 10.8 GMS., YOUNG MALE HEAD...

MACEDON, ARCHELAUS I (413-399 BC), DIDRACHM, 10.8 GMS., YOUNG MALE HEAD RIGHT, REV. /KARXELA[O]/k, horse walking right, rein trailing, all within incuse square (Boston 634), reverse slightly flatstruck at bottom left, pretty portrait, very fine

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 1.400 $ - 1.600 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Macedon, Alexander III, the Great (336-323 BC), Stater, 8.6 gms., head of...

Macedon, Alexander III, the Great (336-323 BC), Stater, 8.6 gms., head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet decorated with serpent, rev. /KALEXANDROY/k, Nike standing left with wreath and stylis, torch and cantharus in left field (cf. SNG Cop. 650), very fine

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Attica, Athens (449-413 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.3 gms., head of Athena right...

Attica, Athens (449-413 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.3 gms., head of Athena right in crested helmet, rev. /KA(TH)E,/k owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent behind (BMC 62), face of Athena slightly off planchet, about extremely fine

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Attica, Athens (300-262 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.2 gms., helmeted head of...

Attica, Athens (300-262 BC), Tetradrachm, 17.2 gms., helmeted head of Athena right, rev. /KA(TH)E/k, owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent behind (SNG Cop. 63), good very fine, far nicer than average for the issue

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Attica, Athens (c. 186-86 BC), New Style Tetradrachm., 17.0 gms., helmeted...

Attica, Athens (c. 186-86 BC), New Style Tetradrachm., 17.0 gms., helmeted head of Athena right, rev. owl standing on amphora, /KA-(TH)E/k above, /KEYM AREI DES ALKI DION/k in left field, Triptolemos in right field, B on amphora, two pellets and /KSO/k below (cf. SNG Cop. 154), nice very fine

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Attica, Athens (c. 186-86 BC), New Style Tetradrachm, 16.5 gms., helmeted...

Attica, Athens (c. 186-86 BC), New Style Tetradrachm, 16.5 gms., helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, rev. /KA(TH)E TIM ARXY NIKAGO LYSIA/k, owl standing left on amphora, /KI/k on amphora, /KME/k below, anchor and star in left field, all within olive wreath (BMC 500), very fine, possibly once

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Corinthia, Corinth (350-338 BC), Stater, 8.5 gms., Pegasos flying right...

Corinthia, Corinth (350-338 BC), Stater, 8.5 gms., Pegasos flying right, koppa below, rev. helmeted head of Athena left, /KD/k and cuirass with pteruges behind (cf. BMC 246, 286), obverse slightly doublestruck, unusual and interesting symbol combination, very fine

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Crete, Kydonia (late 4th Century BC), Stater, 11.3 gms., head of nymph...

Crete, Kydonia (late 4th Century BC), Stater, 11.3 gms., head of nymph Dictynna left, wreathed in grapes and vine leaves, rev. /K KYDON,/k Kydon standing left stringing his bow (SNG Cop. 406), slightly rough surfaces, fine, very rare

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 350 $ - 450 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Ionia, Chios, Tetradrachm, 17.0 gms., restoring the types of Alexander the...

Ionia, Chios, Tetradrachm, 17.0 gms., restoring the types of Alexander the Great, head of Herakles right in lion's skin, rev. Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, /K[A]LEXANDROY/k behind, magistrate's name /KOINOGIDHS/k below, sphinx to left (Muller 1080-90), scarce and interesting, very fine

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Caria, Maussollos Satrap (377-353 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.3 gms., laureate...

Caria, Maussollos Satrap (377-353 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.3 gms., laureate head of Apollo three-quarters facing to the right, rev. /K[M]AVSSOL[LOY]/k to right of Zeus Labraundos standing right holding labrys and spear, monogram to left (BMC 1/2), obverse very fine, reverse about fine wtih some

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Caria, Pixodaros Satrap (340-334 BC), Didrachm, 6.6 gms., head of Apollo...

Caria, Pixodaros Satrap (340-334 BC), Didrachm, 6.6 gms., head of Apollo facing three-quarters right, chlamys fastened around neck, rev. /KPIXODAROY/k, Zeus Labraundos standing right holding labrys and spear (BMC 8), slightly rough surfaces, very fine, obverse better

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 150 $ - 250 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Cilicia, Tarsus, Mazaios (c. 361-333 BC), Stater, 10.8 gms., Baal enthroned...

Cilicia, Tarsus, Mazaios (c. 361-333 BC), Stater, 10.8 gms., Baal enthroned left, Aramaic legend behind, rev. lion attacking stag left (cf. BMC 311), obverse blurred, otherwise about extremely fine

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 400 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Cyprus, Lapethos (c. 125 BC), Stater, 10.9 gms., helmeted head of Athena...

Cyprus, Lapethos (c. 125 BC), Stater, 10.9 gms., helmeted head of Athena left, rev. head of bearded Herakles right wearing lion's skin (Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1094), fine, attractive and rare

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Egypt, Ptolemy I (305-283 BC), Tetradrachm, 15.7 gms., diademed head of...

Egypt, Ptolemy I (305-283 BC), Tetradrachm, 15.7 gms., diademed head of Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon, aegis and elephant's skin, rev. /KALEXANDROY/k, Athena Promachos advancing right with spear and shield, /KDI/k, helmet and eagle standing on thunderbolt all in right field (BMC

Los #: 48

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Egypt, Ptolemy V (204-180 BC), Tetradrachm, 13.9 gms., bust of Ptolemy V...

Egypt, Ptolemy V (204-180 BC), Tetradrachm, 13.9 gms., bust of Ptolemy V right, wearing diadem and chlamys, rev. /KPTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS/k, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram in left field (BMC 60), somewhat decayed die, choice very fine

Los #: 49

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 05.06.1991

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Cyrenaica, Cyrene (308-277 BC), Didrachm, head of Carneius right, rev...

Cyrenaica, Cyrene (308-277 BC), Didrachm, head of Carneius right, rev. silphium plant, monogram in left field, crab in right field, /KKY-RA/k either side (BMC 256), cleaned, very fine, scarce

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 05.06.1991