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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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Lot 21
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
PHILIPPUS II, king 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm, posthumous, Pella, about 335-328. AR 14.38 g. Laureate, bearded head of Zeus r. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠ - ΠΟΥ Nude, laureate youth r. on mighty horse standing r., holding palm branch in his r. hand; between horse's legs, cantharus. Le Rider, Ph. 46, 351c (this specimen); SNG ANS 403.
Good style. Dark old patina. Light abrasion on obv, otherwise extremely fine

Provenance:
Sparkes collection (1880).
J.G. Sandeman, Esq. collection.
Auction Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London 13 June 1911, 96.
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Lot 22
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
ALEXANDROS III THE GREAT, king 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm, posthumous, Mylasa, about 300-280 BC. AR 17.08 g. Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus, wearing himation, nude to waist, seated l. on throne, holding sceptre with his l. hand, eagle on his outstretched r. hand; in field l. bipennis (double axe). Price 276, 2074; SNG Oxford 2791; M. Thompson, The Alexandrine mint of Mylasa, Quaderni Ticinesi X (1981),213, pl. II, 20.
Scarce. Nice early hellenistic style. Light tone. Extremely fine.
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Lot 23
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
ALEXANDROS III THE GREAT, king 336-323 BC. Stater, gold, posthumous, Babylon, about 317-311. AV 8.56 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with snake; she wears ear pendant and a necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ - ΒΑ-ΣΙΛΕΩΣ Nike, wearing long chiton, standing l., hloding stylis with her l. hand, wreath in her outstretched r. hand; low in field l., head of Silenus looking upwards, low in field r., monogram within wreath. Price 476, 3735; SNG Berry 183.
Large flan. Good style. Extremely fine.
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Lot 24
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA.  
DEMETRIUS POLIORCETES, king 306-283 BC. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, about 290-289. AR 16.98 g. Head of Demetrius r., wearing royal diadem and bull's horn on forehead. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon, nude and bearded, standing l., leaning forwards, r. foot placed on rock, holding trident with his l. hand, his r. arm resting on his r. thigh; in inner l. and r. field, two monograms. Newell, Demetrius 109, CV/201 (this specimen mentioned); SNG Oxford 3253.
Scarce. Old cabinet tone. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XXXI (1912), 274.
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Lot 25
GREEK COINS. KINGS OF PAEONIA.  
PATRAOS, king 340-315 BC. Tetradrachm. AR 12.41 g. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rev. Π - Α - ΤP[Pretrograd]ΑΟΥ Paeonian horseman, wearing helmet and short chiton, on horse prancing r., spearing falling Macedonian warrior protecting himself with a round shield. Paeonian Hoard I, 445 (same obv. die); Paeonian Hoard II, 192 (same dies); SNG ANS 1040 (same obv. die).
Good style. High relief. Well centred. Extremely fine.
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Lot 26
GREEK COINS. THESSALY.  
PHARSALOS. Drachm, about 425-400 BC. AR 6.08 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla raising her l. hand to shade her eyes; behind neck, artist signatures [TH - MI] in tiny letters. Rev. Φ - Α - Ρ - Σ Thessalian horseman on horse prancing r., wearing petasos, chlamys and short chiton, brandishing lagobolon with his raised r. hand; the horse wears a beaded necklace and has a B branded on its haunch; below the foot of the horseman, signature HT in tiny letters. BCD, Thessaly II, 642 (same dies); Lavva 174, 154c (this specimen).
Rare. Toned. Good very fine

Provenance: Auction Adolph Hess AG, Lucerne - Bank Leu & Co. AG, Zurich 36 (Lucerne 1968), 186.
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Lot 27
GREEK COINS. BOEOTIA.  
THEBES. Stater, about 395-350 BC. AR 11.94 g. Boeotian shield. Rev. ΨΑ - ΡΟ Amphora, ivy wreaths with berries hanging from each of the handles. BCD, Boeotia 509 (same rev. die); BMC 84, 168.
Rare variant. Large flan. Obv. Very fine. Rev. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction AUCTIONES AG, Basel 4 (1974), 104.
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Lot 28
GREEK COINS. ATTICA.  
ATHENS. Drachm, about 430-420 BC. AR 4.25 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and volute, circular earring and necklace. Rev. ΑΘΕ Within shallow incuse square, owl standing r., head facing, in the upper l. corner, olive with two leaves. SNG Cop. 41; SNG München 62; Svoronos, A. pl. 11, 20.
Rare. Old tone. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Auction Gallery 51, Brussels 17 October 2014, 27.
Auction Nomos AG, Zurich 16 (2018), 102.
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Lot 29
GREEK COINS. ATTICA.  
ATHENS. Tetradrachm, about 420-410 BC. AR 17.19 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with volute and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing r., head facing, behind, crescent and olive with two leaves.
Well centred. Extremely fine

Provenance: Acquired from Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel in 1964.
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Lot 30
GREEK COINS. AEGINA, Island.  
Drachme, about 480-460 BC. AR 6.01 g. Turtle. Rev. Four-part incuse square, one of the squares divided into two triangles. SNG Delepierre 1527; SNG Lockett 1961; SNG Munich 550.
Very rare denomination. High relief. Almost extremely fine.
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Lot 31
GREEK COINS. CORINTHIA.  
CORINTH. Stater, about 330-300 BC. AR 8.60 g. [Koppa] Pegasus flying l. Rev. Head of Athena l., wearing laureate Corinthian helmet with long neck guard; behind, Gorgoneion within laurel wreath; below, A - P. Calciati, Pegasi I, 262, 427; Ravel II, 252, 1009; SNG Cop. 71.
Toned. Extremely fine

Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 344 (1973),21.
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Lot 32
GREEK COINS. SIKYONIA.  
SIKYON. Stater, about 340-330 BC. AR 12.06 g. ΣE Chimaira moving l., composed of a lion, a fore­part of a goat and a snake; above r., wreath. Rev. Dove flying l., below the neck, N; all within olive wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 218 (same dies); BMC 40, 57; SNG Cop. 48.
Excellent late classical style. Light corrosion spot on obv., otherwise extremely fine

Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 445 (1982), 20.
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Lot 33
GREEK COINS. KINGDOM OF PONTUS.  
MITHRIDATES VI EUPATOR, king 120-63 BC. Tetradrachm, struck in the 9th month of 74 BC. AR 16.78 g. Head r., wearing royal diadem, hair floating. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΜΙΘΡΑ ΔΑΤΟΥ / ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Stag grazing l.; in field l., star above crescent and monogram, in field r., date ΓΚΣ (= year 223 of the local era) and monogram, below royal epithet, Θ (= 9th month of the year); all within wreath of ivy leaves and blossoms (corymbes). De Callataÿ 20, D48/R8 (same rev. die, new obv. die); SNG BN Paris 817.
Rare. Good portrait. Large flan. Nice old cabinet tone. Extremely fine.
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Lot 34
GREEK COINS. MYSIA.  
LAMPSACUS. Stater, gold, about 350 BC. AV 8.43 g. Laureate, bearded head of Zeus l., sceptre over r. shoulder. Rev. Forepart of Pegasus flying r. Baldwin 29 (same dies); SNG BN Paris 1138 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock 7394 (same dies).
Rare. Excellent style. Some flatness on rev. Almost extremely fine on obv., very fine on rev.

Provenance:
G. Philipsen collection.
Prospero collection (bought from Spink & Son, Ltd, London on 7 August 1984).
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XXV (1909), 1790.Auction The New York Sale XXVII (2012), 471.
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Lot 35
GREEK COINS. ISLANDS OFF TROAS.  
TENEDOS. Tetradrachm, about 100-80 BC. AR 16.81 g. Janiform had of a laureate, bearded male and a diademed femal. Rev. ΤΕΝΕ-ΔΙΩΝ Labrys (double-axe), below, two bunches of grapes; all within laurel wreath. Callataÿ, Studies Price 100,1 (this specimen, illustr. on pl. 24).
Extremely rare, only specimen known of this issue. Very large flan. Light tone. Extremely fine

Provenance:
Nelson Bunker Hunt collection.
Auction G. Kastner, Munich 10 (1976), 51.
Auktion Bank Leu AG, Zurich 30 (1982), 171.
Auction Sotheby's, New York - The Nelson Bunker Hunt collection/Important Greek and Roman Coins, 21-22 June 1990, 475 (obv. illustrated on cover/dust-jacket).
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Lot 36
GREEK COINS. LESBOS.  
MYTILENE. Hecte, electrum, about 500-490 BC. EL 2.57 g. Winged forepart of boar r. Rev. Incuse head of lion r. Bodenstedt 204, Em. 15; SNG von Aulock 7717.
Extremely fine

Provenance: Acquired from Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel in 1968.
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Lot 37
GREEK COINS. LESBOS.  
MYTILENE. Hecte, electrum, about 435 BC. EL 2.47 g. Youthful head of river god r., wearing diadem, small horn on forehead. Rev. Within linear square, male head r. with long, pointed beard, crowned with reed; all within shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt 233, Em. 52/28 and pl. 54 e/h (this specimen); SNG von Aulock 7730.
Rare. High relief. Good very fine

Provenance:
Auction Münzhandlung Basel 4 (1935), 801.
Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 350 (1973), 13.
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Lot 38
GREEK COINS. LESBOS.  
MYTILENE. Hecte, electrum, about 330 BC. EL 2.56 g. Youthful head of Apollo Karneios r., wearing ram's horn. Rev. Within linear square, eagle standing r., head turned l. Bodenstedt 305, Em. 104/40 (this specimen); Boston 1739; SNG von Aulock 1727.
Excellent late classical style. Good extremely fine

Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 291 (1968), 25.
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Lot 39
GREEK COINS. IONIA.  
UNCERTAIN EARLY MINTS. Smyrna (?). Hecte, electrum, Phocaic standard, 650-600 BC. EL 2.74 g. Lion head r. with open jaws. Rev. Incuse square. Linzalone cf. 191, LN 1077 (hemistater); Rosen Coll. 313 var. (different style); Weidauer 38, cf. 183­184 (staters).
Very rare or unpublished. Extremely fine

Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 335 (1972), 13.
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Lot 40
GREEK COINS. ISLAND OFF IONIA.  
CHIOS. Drachm, 2nd century BC. AR 3.79 g. Sphinx with curved wings seated l., in front, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΧΙΟΣ - ΔΕΡΚΥΛΟΣ Pointed amphora, in outer l. field, cornucopiae. BMC 334, 54; SNG Cop. 1562.
Rare. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction AUCTIONES AG, Basel 4 (1974), 145.
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Lot 41
GREEK COINS. ISLAND OFF IONIA.  
SAMOS Stater, electrum, Euboic-Samian standard, about 600-570 BC. EL 8.59 g. Irregular raised surface. Rev. Incuse rectangle and incuse square, juxtaposed. Barron cf. pl. XXX, 2; SNG Kayhan I, 628. Traité pl. IX, 1; K. Konuk, The Electrum Coinage of Samos in the Light of a recent Hoard, in Neue Forschungen aus Ionien-Asia Minor Studien 54 (2005), Type I, pl. 2.
Very rare. Good very fine.
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Lot 42
GREEK COINS. CARIA.  
CNIDUS. Tetradrachm, about 395-385 BC. AR 14.72 g. K - NI Head of Aphrodite Euploia l., wearing broad band, long cruciform ear pendant and a necklace, hair tied at back; behind neck, prow. Rev. Forepart of lion with open jaws l., below in tiny letters ΤΙΜΟΤΕΛΗΣ; all within incuse square. Hecatomnos Hoard 118, 23a (this specimen).
Rare. Excellent classical style, beautifully toned. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auktion F. Sternberg, Zürich 12 (1982), 259.
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Lot 43
GREEK COINS. CILICIA.  
CELENDERIS. Stater, about 420-400 BC. AR 10.72 g. Youth, naked, dismounting horse prancing l., holding whip in his l. hand; below forelegs of horse, A. Rev. ΚΕΛ Goat lying l. on dotted ground line, head turned r. Kraay, ACGC pl. 58, 1009 (same dies); SNG BN Paris 47 (same dies).
Good style. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction AUCTIONES AG, Basel 11 (1980),186 (Hammer: CHF 7'000 !).
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Lot 44
GREEK COINS. CILICIA.  
TARSUS. Pharnabazus, satrap 379-374 BC. Stater, about 380-379. AR 10.83 g. B'LTRZ (Baaltars) in Aramaic letters. Baaltars, wearing himation, nude to waist, seated l. on backless throne, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in his r. hand; around, linear circle. Rev. PRNBZW - KLK (Pharnabazus- Cilicia) in Aramaic letters. Bearded, male head l., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with leaves and volute, chlamys around neck, fixed with round fibula; around, linear circle. Moysey (ANS MN 31), 37,36; SNG BN Paris, 254; SNG von Aulock 5932 (same dies).
Nice tone. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction TRITON, New York XVIII (2015), 694.
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Lot 45
GREEK COINS. CYPRUS.  
LAPETHOUS Stater, about 480-460 BC. AR 11.21 g. Head of Aphrodite r., hair falling down neck in strands, wearing diadem and disc-shaped earring. Rev. In a shallow incuse square, small head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet. BMC 29, 3 (same dies) = Traité pl. CXXXVI, 10; Tziambazis (2002), 47.
Very rare. Irregularly shaped flan. Very fine.
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Lot 46
GREEK COINS. PHOENICIA.  
ARADOS. Drachme, dated 169-168 BC. AR 3.96 g. Date AP[in ligature] (year 91 of the local era) - RE Bee. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing r. in front of a palm tree. Duyrat 76, 2677 ss.; SNG Cop. 32.
Toned. Close to extremely fine

Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Fixed Price List 334 (1972), 1.
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Lot 47
GREEK COINS. PHOENICIA.  
ARADOS. Drachme, dated 160-159 BC. AR 4.01 g. P (year 100 of the local era)- ΔΙ Bee. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing r. in front of a palm tree. BMC 21, 158 (same dies); Duyrat 78, 2864 (this specimen).
Toned. Good very fine

Provenance: Auction AUCTIONES AG, Basel 4 (1974), 174.
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Lot 48
GREEK COINS. IUDAEA.  
FIRST JEWISH WAR, 66-70 BC. Shekel, silver, dated year 3 = AD 68. AR 14.20 g. 'Shekel of Israel' in paleo-hebrew letters. Ritual chalice, above, date 'Year 3'. Rev. 'Jerusalem the Holy' in paleo-hebrew letters. Stem with three pomegranates. Meshorer 261, 18; SNG ANS 444.
Nice tone. Good extremely fine.
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Lot 49
GREEK COINS. PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM OF EGYPT.  
PTOLEMY I SOTER, king 306-282 BC. Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great, Memphis (?), about 306-303. AR 15.67 g. Head of Alexander r., wearing royal diadem, ram's horn and elephant skin. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Promachos, wearing crested helmet, long chiton and mantle, advancing r., brandishing lance with her raised r. hand, protecting herself with large round shield in l. hand; in field, two monograms, in lower r. field, eagle standing r. on thunderbolt. Lorber, PCE I, 269, 89; SNG Cop. 23; Svoronos, Pt. 139.
Nice tone.  Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction Münzhandlung Basel 4 (1935), 930.
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Lot 50
GREEK COINS. PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM OF EGYPT.  
PTOLEMY I, king 305-283 BC. Stater, gold, struck in Euhesperides (Cyrenaica), about 300-295. AV 7.16 g. Head r., wearing royal diadem, aegis around neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Alexander the Great, standing l. in an elephant quadriga, wearing aegis over his l. shoulder, holding reins with his l. hand, thunderbolt in his raised r. hand; in exergue, apple branch l. Lorber, CPE I, 310, 275; Naville, Cyrénaïque 80, 240 (this specimen, illustrated on pl. VII); Svoronos, Pt. 101.
Very rare. High relief. Large flan. Extremely fine

Provenance: L. Naville collection.
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