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Lot number: 2225
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction 
 
Lot description:
Islands off Caria, Calymna.
Didrachm 3rd century BC, AR 18 mm, 6.57 g. Head of warrior r., wearing crested helmet. Rev. ΚΑΛΥΜΝΙΟΝ Cythara; the whole within square pelleted frame. SNG Copenhagen 602. SNG von Aulock 2741. SNG Keckman 282.
Old cabinet tone and very fineδδδδδδFrom a Distinguished Swiss collection.
Estimate: 1000 CHF

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2 ore fa, torpedo dice:

Complimenti @King John per le splendide monete che ci presenti sempre!

 

È un piacere godere con voi di questi capolavori!

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Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVII Auction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 119
Price realized: 140,000 USD   (Approx. 128,226 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
 
Lot description:
THRACE, Abdera. Circa 395-360 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 12.96 g, 6h). Philados, magistrate. Griffin seated left; cicada to left, ABΔH to right / Herakles seated half-left, his head turned to half-right, on lion skin draped over rock, his right hand holding club set vertically on his knee, his left arm resting on his left thigh; EΠI ΦIΛA-ΔO(Σ retrograde) at sides; all within shallow incuse square. May, Abdera 396 (A277/P322); AMNG II 105.4 = Ars Classica XIII, lot 620 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1132 = Weber 2379 (same obv. die). Beautiful iridescent cabinet tone. Near EF. A magnificent example, possibly the finest known of the type.
From the Father & Son Collection. Ex Collection of a Cosmopolitan (Künker 351, 25 September 2021), lot 100 (hammer €120,000); Hess-Divo 335 (6 December 2018), lot 20 and front cover; Giessener Münzhandlung 44 (3 April 1989), lot 152.
The superbly rendered "weary Herakles" depicted on the reverse of this stunning stater is part of a well-known sculptural motif in the ancient world that includes the famous "Farnese Hercules" now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Rome. Unlike the standing Farnese version, the die engraver of this piece depicts a seated Herakles with his heavily bearded face turned to right wearing a melancholy expression. The skin of the Nemean Lion covers the rock upon which he sits. He is surely mourning the death of his young companion Abderos, who perished while helping the hero complete his eighth labor, subduing the savage mares of Diomedes, king of the Thracian Bistones. Having captured the beasts, Herakles left them in the care of Abderos, but while he was away the youth was devoured by the mares. In a fit of rage, Herakles fed Diomedes to his own horses, and then founded a city on the site of Abderos' tomb: Abdera.
Estimate: 75000 USD

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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 146 Auction date: 8 May 2024
Lot number: 2339
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction
 
Lot description:
Hadrian augustus, 117 – 138.
Aureus 134-138, AV 20 mm, 7.28 g. HADRIANVS – AVG COS III P P Bare head r. Rev. Hadrian advancing r., followed by three soldiers carrying standards; in exergue, DISCIPLINA AVG. C 540. BMC 602. RIC 1587. Calicó 1251 (these dies).
Very rare and in exceptional condition for this difficult and intriguing issue.
A wonderful portrait struck in high relief and a finely detailed reverse
type. Minor marks, otherwise virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Ex NAC 78, 2014, 954 and NAC 117, 2019, 281 sales. From the collection of a Retired Banker.
This remarkable aureus of Hadrian, which celebrates 'the discipline of the emperor,' reveals an often underappreciated side of this emperor's personality – a strong belief in disciplina militaris. Dio Cassius (68.9) and the author(s) of the Historia Augusta (Hadrian 10.2-11.1) both comment on Hadrian's belief that the army should be run strictly, frugally, and efficiently. The latter gives the impression that Hadrian was a stickler for details, and that he often scrutinised military documents.
They further note that he led by example, sharing in the privations of the common soldier by eating the same food, by living simply when in their presence, and often by marching twenty miles per day in full armour to provide a good example. The Historia Augusta suggests he did this to imitate the behaviour of, among others, his adoptive father Trajan. Hadrian insisted that even when soldiers were not on actual service they participated in rigorous training drills, which he sometimes led personally. This paints a picture quite unlike the usual view of Hadrian as a thoroughly indulgent emperor who was distracted by the arts, toured his empire in high style, was infatuated with many aspects of Greek culture, and who spared no expense in the construction of his palatial villa in Rome. The concept of discipline was well-suited to the lifestyle of Roman soldiers, who sometimes worshipped the minor divinity Disciplina. The archaeological record shows that Hadrian strongly promoted her virtues (which included frugality, sternness, and faithfulness) among the legions in Britain and North Africa. Her cult must have been well-established among the soldiers stationed along Hadrian's Wall, for the cavalry fort of Cilumum at the River Tyne was dedicated to the goddess. Hadrian's successor, Antoninus Pius, also was attentive to these ideals, and he issued sestertii (RIC 604 and 769) which replicate this original composition of Hadrian.
Estimate: 50000 CHF

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Non " un eroe guerriero " ma " l'eroe guerriero " omerico Protesilao, la cui testa elmata, con caso molto inconsueto, é rappresentata al diritto su rari tetradrammi di Skione in Macedonia ( il nome Protesilao é scritto sulla cresta dell' elmo ) ; sul rovescio probabilmente la poppa della sua nave dalla quale sbarcò sulla spiaggia di Troia, primo tra gli Achei, divenendone anche il primo caduto .

La moneta passerà il 7 Maggio in vendita Hirsch 388 al n. 73 .

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14 ore fa, VALTERI dice:

Non " un eroe guerriero " ma " l'eroe guerriero " omerico Protesilao, la cui testa elmata, con caso molto inconsueto, é rappresentata al diritto su rari tetradrammi di Skione in Macedonia ( il nome Protesilao é scritto sulla cresta dell' elmo ) ; sul rovescio probabilmente la poppa della sua nave dalla quale sbarcò sulla spiaggia di Troia, primo tra gli Achei, divenendone anche il primo caduto .

La moneta passerà il 7 Maggio in vendita Hirsch 388 al n. 73 .

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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 146 Auction date: 8 May 2024
Lot number: 2089
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction
 
Lot description:
Selinus.
Tetradrachm circa 450, AR 27 mm, 17.48 g. ΣΕΛΙΝΟ – Ν – ΤΙ – ΟΣ retrograde Slow quadriga l. in which stand Apollo and Artemis, shooting arrow and holding reins respectively. Rev. Σ – ΕΛΙ – Ν – Ο – Σ The river-god Selinus naked standing l., holding branch and pouring libation over garlanded altar, in front of which stands cock; in field r., statue of bull standing l. on platform set upon stepped block; above, Selinon leaf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 9 and enlarged on pl. XXXII, 2 (this coin). SNG Lloyd 1221 (these dies). Kraay-Himer pl. 66, 186 (this obverse die). Gillet 101 (this coin). Schwabacher 3b (this coin).
Very rare and probably the finest specimen known. Perfectly struck on
superb metal and exceptionally well centred and complete.
Wonderful old cabinet tone and good extremely fine
Ex Leu-M&M 1974, Kunstfreund, 101; Leu 76, 1999, 49; NAC 48, 2008, 39 and NGSA IX, 2015, Thyssen-Kaplan, 14 sales. From the Star collection.
The close relationship between the Classical period coinage of Selinus and Himera has not escaped notice, as it seems to provide evidence of ties between these two cities, despite their locations on opposite shores of Sicily. We can recognise a general similarity between the tetradrachms of these cities: both have a chariot scene on the obverse and a sacrifice scene on the reverse. We can also see that a cock, the badge of Himera, has been incorporated into the design of this magnificent Selinus tetradrachm; indeed, it enjoys as prominent a position as the Selinon leaf, which was the canting type for Selinus. The solidarity of these Greek cities dates back to at least 480 B.C., when Himera and Selinus alone supported the Carthaginians against Acragas, who was a troublesome rival to both. It is a curious, yet typically Greek Sicilian twist of fate that Himera and Selinus were both destroyed by Carthage in 409 B.C. The chariot scene is atypical in that it includes two deities – in this case the sibling gods Apollo and Artemis. Artemis drives the quadriga as her twin brother Apollo draws his bow; the choice of this type is hardly surprising since Apollo was the deity of choice at Selinus, which had a massive temple dedicated to the god on its eastern hill. The reverse shows the river-god Selinus holding a lustral branch of purification as he strides toward a garlanded altar to sacrifice from a patera (for four interesting varieties, see Kraay-Hirmer nos. 186, 188-190). We are fortunate that the inscription names Selinus, who otherwise might be mistaken for Apollo. In addition to the aforementioned cock and Selinon leaf, there is also a bull upon a monumental base. Were it not for the fact that the base differs so greatly from one die to the next, we might presume that it was a local monument; but the inconsistent presentation virtually rules out that possibility. A. H. Lloyd, in his study of the coin types of Selinus in the 1935 Numismatic Chronicle, identifies the statue as the brazen bull of Phalaris in which Phalaris of Acragas (tyrant c. 570-549 B.C.) is said to have roasted his enemies alive. Since Himera was one of the important acquisitions of Phalaris in his quest to become tyrant of Sicily, Lloyd considered this type to represent the longstanding friendship between Himera and Selinus.
Estimate: 75000 CHF

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Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger > Auction 438 Auction date: 26 April 2024
Lot number: 3039
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction 
 

Lot description:
Thessalien Lamia
Bronze 400/344 v. Chr. Kopf der Nymphe Lamia / Heros Philoktetes beim Bogenschuss, dahinter Köcher, unter ihm ein Vogel. 6h. HGC 125; Rogers, Thessaly 388. 1.90 g.; 15,8 mm. Schwarze Patina Selten Sehr schön Etwas porös im Avers
Laut Sammlernotiz erworben 1955 bei MMAG, Basel.
Estimate: 50 EUR

ILLUSTRAZIONE: STATUA IN MARMO DI ERACLE DAL FRONTONE EST DEL TEMPIO DI AFAIA AD EGINA, 490 A.C.

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E' attribuito a tribù traco-macedone, forse i Derrones, un minuscolo emiobolo anepigrafe di periodo ancora arcaico, con al diritto la testa elmata della dea guerriera Atena ed al rovescio elmo .

Passerà a giorni, il 24 Aprile, in vendita RomaNum. 119 al n. 472 .

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Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 118, 8/04/2024

Lot number: 535
Price realized: 240 GBP   (Approx. 304 USD / 280 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.

Lot description:
Troas, Ophrynion Æ 19mm. Circa 350-300 BC. Bearded, three-quarter facing head of Hektor, turned slightly to left, wearing triple crested helmet / OΦΡΥ, the infant Dionysos kneeling to right, atop ivy branch, holding grape cluster in right hand. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 2-3; Nomos, Obolos 20, 46. 5.76g, 19mm, 4h.
Near Very Fine. Extremely Rare; only one other example on CoinArchives.
Ophrynion was the reputed burial place of the Trojan hero Hector.

Estimate: 50 GBP

ILLUSTRAZIONE: Ettore e Andromaca (1863), olio su tela del pittore russo Sergey Petrovich Postnikov

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Savoca Numismatik GmbH & Co. KG > Online Auction 203 | Silver, Auction date: 24/03/2024Lot number: 14
Price realized: 500 EUR   (Approx. 543 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.

Lot description:
Sicily. Himera circa 470-450 BC.
Litra AR, 10 mm, 0,61 g

Bearded male head to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet, adorned with an olive sprig on the bowl / Attic helmet to right, adorned with a tendril on the bowl.
Attractive, toned and well-struck and centred. Near Extremely Fine.
Buceti 43b. HGC 2, 446. SNG Lloyd 1029.
The ancient city of Himera, located on the northern coast of Sicily, was one of the significant Greek colonies in the region, founded around 648 BC by settlers from Chalcis in Euboea and Zancle (modern Messina). It was strategically situated at the mouth of the Himera River, serving as a vital link between the Greek world and the indigenous populations of Sicily. Himera played a critical role in the Greek-Punic conflicts, standing as a bulwark against Carthaginian expansion in Sicily.
The coinage of Himera, like the one described – a Litra dating from circa 470-450 BC – offers a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture, and political affiliations of the city. The litra, made of silver, reflects the economic prosperity and trade connections of Himera. Its weight and composition align with the broader system of Greek coinage, which facilitated commerce across the Mediterranean.
The obverse of the coin features a bearded male head, right-facing, adorned with a crested Attic helmet. This imagery is significant in several ways. The helmet is a symbol of warfare and defense, possibly reflecting Himera's military readiness or its participation in the wider conflicts of the Greek world. The olive sprig on the helmet may symbolize peace or victory, potentially commemorating a specific event or general prosperity. The depiction of the bearded male could represent a god, hero, or local ruler, indicating the city's cultural and religious affiliations.
The reverse of the coin depicts an Attic helmet to the right, this time adorned with a tendril. This imagery reinforces the martial theme while also connecting to the agricultural bounty of Sicily, perhaps symbolizing the intertwining of military strength and economic prosperity.
Coins like the one from Himera serve multiple purposes beyond mere economic transactions. They are instruments of propaganda, conveying messages about the city's wealth, power, and divine favor. They also act as pieces of portable art, showcasing the skill of Himeran engravers and the aesthetic values of the time.
This Litra from Himera is a testament to the city's historical significance, reflecting its economic activity, cultural connections, and political ambitions in the classical period. It encapsulates a moment in time when Himera was an active participant in the complex tapestry of ancient Sicilian history
Starting price: 500 EUR

ILLUSTRAZIONE: La testa IX del frontone est del tempio di Afaia ad Egina e la sua ricostruzione policroma

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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 552, 13 DEC 2023 Lot number: 245

PISIDIA, Termessus Major. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ (24mm, 7.48 g, 12h). Helmeted and cuirassed bust of the hero Solymos left / The hero Solymos seated left. Kosmetatou, Hero Series 2.3, 38 corr. (O18/R9; obv. die legend); RPC VIII Online 73237; SNG BN 2161; SNG Pfälzer 552. Green-brown patina, light roughness and smoothing. VF. Rare.
From the Aleph Collection
Estimate: 100 USD Price realized: 60 USD   (Approx. 56 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.

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Emporium Hamburg > Auction 106 Auction date: 13 May 2024
Lot number: 280
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction 
 
Lot description:
RÖMISCHES REICH, Nero, 54-68, AE Sesterz, Rom. Belorb. Büste l., NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TRP IMP PP. Rs.Nero r. reitend, hält eingelegte Lanze, dahinter Soldat mit Vexilum r. reitend, DEVCRSIO, S-C. 24,67g.
Prachtex., vz
RIC 139
Starting price: 3800 EUR

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Da Bisanzio di Tracia, un esemplare in AE, stimato "very rare ", al nome di Traiano .

Al rovescio un accessorio da guerriero, un particolare elmo con paraguance istoriate ed elaborato cimiero crestato, con leone accovacciato ; quasi di gusto rinascimentale .

Sarà l' 11 Maggio in vendita EID MAR 3 al n. 266 .

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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 146 Auction date: 8 May 2024
Lot number: 2346
Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction 
 
Lot description:
Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius.
Diva Faustina. Medallion after 141, Æ 42 mm, 86.81 g. DIVA AVGVSTA – FAVSTINA Draped bust r., hair waved and coiled at top of head. Rev. Fight between Romans and Sabine: at sides, two groups of soldiers , while in the middle, women and children trying to separate them; in exergue, SABINAE. Cf. C 60 = Gnecchi –,2 and pl. 56, 6 (these reverse die, legend misdescribed due to the poor condition)
An apparently unique obverse variety of a type of the highest rarity. An impressive medallion
with a spectacular and interesting reverse composition struck on a very heavy and
large flan. Brown tone and good very fine
This remarkable medallion struck under Antoninus Pius celebrates two important events in his reign, the lavish funeral given for his wife, the Augusta Faustina the Elder, in November 140, and the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Rome, which was celebrated on 21 August 148. The obverse features the portrait of the dead empress and indicates her apotheosis as a new goddess by the surrounding legend naming her as Diva Faustina. The dramatic scene on the reverse however, refers to an important event in the early legendary history of Rome-the abduction of the Sabine women. After the foundation of Rome, Romulus and his male followers realised that the city would have no future without a population that could grow and continue through later generations. In order to solve this serious problem, they needed wives with whom they could have children. Unfortunately, the neighbouring Latin peoples, especially the Sabines, feared the potential power of Rome and refused to permit their daughters to marry Roman men. Romulus therefore took matters into his own hands and devised a scheme to ensure the continuation of the Romans. He held a great festival at Rome in honour of Neptune Equester and invited the neighbouring peoples to attend. Once the throngs of Latins had arrived to take in the spectacle, Romulus gave a signal at which many of the Roman men burst forth and abducted women to take as their wives. Although, not surprisingly, the women who were carried off were indignant at this treatment, Romulus implored them to accept their new husbands and they did. The Latin peoples who had been wronged by Romulus sought revenge and the return of their daughters by making war on Rome. Although the Romans successfully defeated the attacks made by the Caeninenses, Antemnates, and Crustumini and conquered their cities, the Sabines under the leadership of their king, Titus Tatius, were much more dangerous. Secretly let into Rome through the betrayal of Tarpeia, the Sabines faced the Romans in the famous Battle of Lacus Curtius. The Roman line was broken and the Sabines seemed poised for victory when Romulus rallied his forces and resumed the fight. At this point, the abducted women, many of whom by now had children by their Roman husbands, interposed themselves between the warring parties and begged them to end the fighting for their sake, since they desired neither to become widows nor to bear guilt for the deaths of their parents. This very moment, which is depicted on the medallion, softened the hearts of the Sabines and Romans, and they agreed to become one people living in Rome. Titus Tatius subsequently ruled jointly with Romulus until his death five years later. This medallic type was important not only in the immediate context of the anniversary celebrations overseen by Antoninus Pius, but also in the development of Roman medallions. It was frequently copied in the Late Antique period as a reverse type for contorniate medallions, apparently due to its representation of a glorious pagan Roman past in the face of the growing power of Christianity.

Estimate: 10000 CHF

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