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Auction 339 (LIVEBIDDING)  -  22.10.2020 13:00
CLASSICA, PATRIA & SELECTED VARIA
THE HORSERIDER COLLECTION OF LARGE SIZE SILVER COINS
RARITIES FROM ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL & MODERN TIMES

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Lot 1
GREEK COINS. ETRURIA.  
POPULONIA. 10-asses, about 300-250 BC. AR 4.18 g. Juvenile, laureate head l. with sideburns, behind, mark of value X; all within linear circle. Rev. Plain, but with shallow protuberance. SNG ANS 26 (same dies); SNG BN Paris 44( same dies). Vecchi, EC 213, series 70/O1 (same obv. die).
Scarce. Nice tone. Extremely fine.
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Lot 2
GREEK COINS. CALABRIA.  
TARENTUM. Nomos, about 270-250 BC. AR 6.55 g. The Dioscuri on horseback galloping l., the nearer one with cloak flying in the wind and holding club or spindle; between their heads, monogram ΦΥ, below, between the horses legs, ΣΩΔΑΜΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin l. over waves, holding with his l. hand two spears and small round shield decorated with hippocamp, on his outstretched r. hand, Nike flying off to crown him; in field l., ΓΥ. SNG ANS 1126; Vlasto 777.
Nice old cabinet tone. Slightly ragged flan. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Dr. A. Moretti collection (cf. H.Cahn/L. Mildenberg/R. Russo/H. Voegtli,
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, 1988, 101 [this specimen]).
Auction Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich 13 (1998), 101.
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Lot 3
GREEK COINS. LUCANIA.  
METAPONTUM Nomos, about 300-280 BC. AR 8.01 g. Head of Demeter r., crowned with ears of corn and wearing ear-pendant. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf on the r., on which Nike standing l., holding wreath with both her raised hands; low in field l., ΛΥ Johnston 80, C9.2 (same obv. die); SNG ANS 498.
Rare issue. Some traces of wear on obv. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction UBS, Zürich 45 (1998), 85.
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Lot 4
GREEK COINS. LUCANIA.  
METAPONTUM. Nomos, about 290-280 BC. AR 7.58 g. Head of Demeter r., wearing barley wreath, ear pendant and necklace, long hair falling down neck. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf, above which Satyr standing r. and playing flutes. Johnston 81, D2.8; SNG Lloyd 395.
Scarce type. Old tone. Oval flan. Close to extremely fine

Provenance:
Old Swiss collection, bought from Maison Platt, Paris September 1980.
Auction Hess-Divo AG, Zurich 328 (2015), 5.
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Lot 5
GREEK COINS. LUCANIA.  
METAPONTUM. Nomos, about 280-270 BC. AR 7.86 g. Head of Demeter r., wearing wreath of barley, long hair falling down neck; in field l., Π Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf on l. between pig and ΦΙ. Johnston 83, D4.19 (same dies).
Rare issue. Excellent early hellenistic style. Almost f.d.c.

Provenance: Auktion Leu Numismatik AG, Zürich 61 (1995), 39.
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Lot 6
GREEK COINS. LUCANIA.  
POSEIDONIA. Nomos, about 480-460 BC. AR 8.04 g. ΠΟΣ[Sigma turned 90°]Ε (retrograde). Poseidon striding r., chlamys over shoulders, brandishing trident with his raised r. hand, his l. arm extended. Rev. ΠΟΣ[Sigma turned 90°]ΕS (retrograde). Bull advancing r. on dotted ground-line. SNG ANS 646; SNG München 1056.
Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction F. Sternberg, Zürich XII (1982), 47.
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Lot 7
GREEK COINS. LUCANIA.  
THOURIOI. Nomos, about 380-350 BC. AR 7.91 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet on which Scylla r., holding rudder with her r. hand, her l. hand outstretched. Rev. ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ Bull butting r., in exergue, fish r. SNG ANS 1006; SNG Oxford 951.
Excellent style and nicely toned. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Marchese Carlo Strozzi collection.
J. Pierpont Morgan collection (W. Raymond/S.P. Noe, The J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, 1953, 79).
Auction Galleria Sangiorgi, Rom April 15, 1907, 1105.
Auction Adolph Hess AG, Lucerne - Bank Leu & Co. AG, Zürich 24 (Lucerne 1964), 31.
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Lot 8
GREEK COINS. BRUTTIUM.  
CAULONIA. Nomos, about 525 - 500 BC. AR 8.32 g. KAV1[1 retrograd] Apollo, nude, advancing r., holding branch in his raised r. hand, on his extended l. arm, small, nude figure running r., head turned l., holding branch in each hand; in front, stag standing r. on dotted ground line, head turned l.; all within cable border. Rev. Same as on obv., but to l. and incuse, some details in outline; all within dentate border. Noe, C. 22, 5 (same obv. die); SNG ANS 142 (same obv. die) ; SNG München 1396 (same obv. die).
Scarce. Excellent late archaic style. Attractive old tone.
Some insignificant weakness, otherwise extremely fine

Provenance:
SKA-Monetarium, Zurich - Fixed Price List 47 (Spring 1987), 5.
Auction Nomos AG, Zurich 13 (2016), 116.
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Lot 9
GREEK COINS. BRUTTIUM.  
KROTON. Nomos, about 380-350 BC. AR 7.79 g. Eagle flying l., holding coiled snake in his talons. Rev. [Koppa]PO Tripod, in field l., vine leaf; around, linear circle. SNG ANS 348 (same dies); SNG Oxford 1509 (same dies); P. Attianese, Kroton-Ex Nummis Historia (1992), 107, 107.
Rare variant. Nice old cabinet tone. Obv. Good very fine. Rev. Extremely fine.
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Lot 10
GREEK COINS. BRUTTIUM.  
TERINA. Nomos, signed by the engraver Π..., about 420-400 BC. AR 7.87 g. TE - PINAION Head l. of nymph Terina, wearing necklace, ampyx and sphendone decorated with meander pattern, signature Π below the sphendone. Rev. Nike, wearing long, sleeveless chiton and peplos, seated l. on a square seat, her l. hand resting on the seat, large wreath in her outstretched r. hand; tiny signature Π on r., above the base of the seat. Holloway-Jenkins 33, 60; SNG ANS 835; K. Regling, Terina (1906), 24, 61 (these dies).
Rare. Of the best classical style. Nice tone. Fully centred. Extremely fine.
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Lot 11
GREEK COINS. SICILIA.  
CATANE. Tetradrachm, about 464-450 BC. AR 16.82 g. Manheaded, bearded bull (river-god Amenanos) reclining r., above, nude Satyr with horse tail creeping r., his l. hand extended; below (no exergual line), ketos r. Rev. KATA - N - AION Nike with open wings, wearing long chiton, hair in a chignon at the back of the head, advancing l., holding fillet in her outstretched r. hand, her l. hand lowered. Randazzo 52, 60 ss. (not with these dies); Ch. Boehringer, Rekonstruktion des Schatzfundes von Ognina 1923, SNR 57 (1978), 117, 80.
Rare. Excellent transitional style. Nicely toned. Obv. Extremely fine. Rev. Good very fine

Provenance:
Comery collection
Auction Roma International, Ltd., London VI (2013), 388.
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Lot 12
GREEK COINS. SICILIA.  
SYRACUSE. Tetradrachm, signed by the master engravers Euainetos and Eukleidas, about 425- 413 BC. AR 17.35 g. Fast quadriga r., the standing driver holds the kentron in his r. hand, three of the for reins with his l. hand, the fourth rein dragging between the forelegs of the horses; the driver is crowned by Nike flying l.; on the exergual line, signature ΕΥΑΙΝΕΤΟ in tiny letters; in exergue, broken wheel. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΣ Head of Arethusa l., hair in ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, wearing double-hooked earring and necklace; signature ΕΥΚΛΕΙ on the lower border of the sphendone; around, four dolphins. Fischer-Bossert, CAT 138, 37 (same dies); SNG ANS 266 (same dies); Tudeer 26, 37 (same dies).
Rare. Masterpiece and highlight of the summit of classical Syracusan coinage.
Surfaces slightly cleaned, otherwise extremely fine

Provenance: Auction Gallery 51, Brussels 17 June 2016, 24.
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Lot 13
GREEK COINS. SICILIA.  
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, king 274-216 BC. Decadrachm, gold, about 217-216. AV 4.26 g. Head l. of Kore-Persephone, crowned with ears of corn, wearing ear-pendant and necklace, hair falling down neck in long plait; in field r., [torch]. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Fast biga l., driver holding reins with his l. hand, kentron in his r. hand; between horses legs, monogram; around, linear circle. Carrocchio, Ierone II pl. III, 38 (same dies); SNG ANS 865­866 var.; Naster, Collection L. de Hirsch (1959), 126, 703 (obv. with torch).
Rare. Beautiful hellenistic style. Extremely fine.
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Lot 14
GREEK COINS. SICILIA.  
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, king 274-216 BC. 16 Litrai in the name of his wife Philistis. AR 14.03 g. Diademed and veiled head of Philistis l., behind, palm branch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ - ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike, wearing long chiton and holding palm branch, driving slow quadriga r.; A below the forelegs of the horses. Caltabiano/Carroccio 175,184.4 (this specimen); SNG ANS 869.
Light metal flaws. Almost extremely fine

Provenance: Auction Adolph Hess AG, Lucerne - Bank Leu & Co. AG, Zürich 28 (Lucerne 1965), 108.
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Lot 15
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF THRACE.  
LYSIMACHUS, king 323-281 BC. Stater, gold, posthumous, Byzantium, about 205-180. AV 8.45 g. Head r. of deified Alexander the Great, wearing royal diadem and ram's horn. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ Athena, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, long chiton and peplos, seated l. on throne, holding lance with her l. hand, ellbow resting on large round shield, on her outstretched r. hand, Nike flying off to crown the royal name; in field l., monogram, on throne, BY, in exergue, trident to l. SNG Cop. 1086 var. (monogr.).
Rare. Large field. Edge slightly smoothed, otherwise extremely fine.
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Lot 16
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF THRACE.  
LYSIMACHUS, king 323-281 BC. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, about 288-281. AR 17.09 g. Head r. of Alexander the Great deified, wearing royal diadem and ram's horn. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ Athena, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, chiton and peplos, seated l. on throne, holding lance with her l. hand, ellbow resting on large round shield, on her outstretched r. hand, Nike flying off to crown the royal name; in field l. and in outer r. field, monograms. SNG Lockett 1250; Thompson 179, 199.
Good style. Large flan. Nice old tone. Extremely fine.
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Lot 17
GREEK COINS. MACEDONIA.  
CHALCIDIC LEAGUE. Tetradrachm, Olynthus, about 375-370 BC. AR 14.47 g. Laureate head of Apollo r., hair falling down neck in locks. Rev. X - Α - Λ / ΚΙΔ / ΕΩΝ Hexacord cithara, below, magistrate's name ΕΠΙ ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝΟΣ. Robinson-Clement 81, 133 (same dies); SNG ANS 497 (same rev. die); SNG Lockett 1314 (same dies).
Excellent classical style. Slightly toned. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Prospero coll. (bought from Bank Leu AG, Zurich on 6 January 1990).
Auction The New York Sale XXVII (2012), 286.
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Lot 18
GREEK COINS. MACEDONIA.  
ROMAN PROVINCE. Tetradrachm, about 148-147 BC. AR 16.89 g. In the central medallion of a Macedonian shield, draped bust r. of Artemis r., wearing diadem, bow and quiver over l. shoulder; around, seven stars and crescents, separated by seven dots arranged in three rows. Rev. Club r. between LEG / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ, on the r., r. hand holding branch; all within oak wreath. SNG Oxford 3310 (same dies); P. A. MacKay, Macedonian Tetradrachms of 148-147 B.C., ANS MN 14 (1968), 18, 5 b (this specimen, illustrated on pl. V); Chr. Boehringer, Mittelhellenistische Chronologie 125 and pl. 9,8.
Rare. Good style. Nice old tone. Some insignificant double striking on rev. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Rhousopoulos collection.
H.C. Hoskier collection.
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XIII (1905), 768.
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XX (1907), 225.
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Lot 19
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
PHILIPPUS II, king 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm, Pella, about 342-337 BC. AR 14.48 g. Laureate head of Zeus r. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Youth on mighty horse r., holding palm branch in his r. hand; between horse legs, thunderbolt, in exergue, N. Le Rider, Ph. 36, 261 (this specimen, illustr. on pl. 11); SNG ANS 389.
Lifetime issue of beautiful style. Nice old cabinet tone. Extremely fine

Provenance:
G. Philipsen collection.
R. de St-Marceaux collection.
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XXV (1909), 491.
Auction L.Naville, Geneva - Ars Classica SA, Geneva XVI (Lucerne 1933), 1016.
Auction Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel 28 (1964), 114.
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Lot 20
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
PHILIPPUS II, king 359-336 BC. Stater, gold, posthumous, Amphipolis, about 336-328. AV 8.59 g. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Fast biga r., driver holding reins with his l. hand, kentron in his r. hand; between horses legs, kerykeion. Le Rider, Ph. 207, 55 (same obv. die, rev. die not); SNG ANS 249 (same obv. die).
Extremely fine.
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