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Greek

A sampling from our inventory


 


Sicily, Akragas, c. 411 BC. Tetradrachm. Galloping quadriga, Nike above crowning charioteer, crab below. Rv: Eagles pouncing on hare. NC 1948, Seltman, Engravers of Akragantine Dekadrachms, nr. 6. Extremely rare. Good VF $22,750


Ex Dr Tronnier collection, 256
An exceptional and important issue. struck by the renowned Dekadrachm engraver, that issue noted as one of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins. Minted for the war against Carthage, perhaps also celebrating their 412 BC Olympic victory.

Sicily, SyracuseDionysius, c. 405 BC. HemiDrachm. Head of Arethusa l., dolphin.  Rv: Victory over Quadriga, wheat branch below. ANS 305. Rare. VF+ $975

 

Lucania, Sybaris, c. 530 BC. Obol, 1.06 g. Bull standing, looking back. Rv: Incuse of bull standing, looking back. Cf NAC 25, 32. Extremely rare. EF $875

Bruttium, Kroton, c. 400 BC. DiObol, .77 g. Tripod, leaf. Rv: Hare bounding r. ‘kappa’. Dem.16. Rare. EF $1350

 


Attica, Athens, c. 550 BC. Drachm. Wappenmunzen. Civic mint. Ornate Wheel. Rv: Incuse punch. Sv. 59. Extremely rare. Lovely example. aEF $18,750


A nice example from the earliest coinage of Athens, in an extremely rare high denomination


Attica, Athens, c. 550 BC. Hemi-obol. Civic mint. Pomegranate. Rv: Incuse punch. Seltman Group D pl.4. Extremely rare. Choice. VF+ $1350


From the earliest coinage of Athens

 


Attica, Athens, c. 506 BC. Group L. Tetradrachm. Archaic helmeted Athena l. Rv: Owl r., olive sprig. Seltman 228/291 Extremely rare. Lovely EF $13,750


Minted around the reforms of Cleisthenes and the establishment of Democracy in 506 BC.

Attica, Athens, c. 500 BC. Obol. Archaic helmeted Athena l. Rv: Owl r., olive sprig. Sv. Pl.2, 48. Very rare. EF $975

 

 


Attica, Athens, c. 425 BC. Tetradrachm. Helmeted Athena l. Rv: Owl r., olive sprig. s.2526 Lovely EF $2250

Euboia, Euboian League, 375-357 BC. Stater. Head of nymph Euboia r. Rv: Recumbent Bull r., bunch of grapes above. BCD 5. Rare. Lovely, elegant example. EF $9750


Ex Bunker Hunt collection, 261

 

Elis, Olympia, 256-240 BC. Hemi-Drachm. 131-135th Olympiad. Laur. Zeus r. Rv: Thunderbolt in wreath. Good VF $875.00


Ex Alexander Karatheodory Pasha collection, a Greek statesman of the Ottoman Empire

 

 

Siris, c. 500 BC. Stater. Satyr accosting Nymph, arm held, her dress aside. Rv: Shallow quadripartite incuse square, cross marked. Sv. 7, 20; Rosen 152. Very rare. Good VF $4750

 


Cyclades, Paros, c. 485-480 BC. Drachm. Goat kneeling r. Rv: Quadripartite incuse. Sheedy F,154. Very rare. EF $4750

Crete, Gortyna, c. 330-270 BC. Stater. Europa in tree, ravished by Eagle. Rv: Bull r, looking back. Sv. 72. Rare. Good VF $2950
Ex Hirsch 135, lot 380

 


 

Lydia, Croesus, 561-546 BC. Sardis mint. C. 550 BC. Half Stater. 5.33 g. Foreparts Lion and Bull confronting. Rv: Double incuse. Rosen 664. Rare. EF $1875
First silver coinage.



 

Ionia, Magnesia as Meandrum, Themistokles c. 465-459 BC. Trihemiobol, .37 g. Head of Hephaistos r., ancient god of fire and artisans. Rv: 0E. Cahn & Gerin 8. Extremely rare. VF $1875
Plutarch regarded him the savior of Greece. Themistokles of Athens was a general at Marathon, and was later instrumental in the defeat of Xerxes, having persuaded a fleet of Triremes be built with the wealth of Laurion silver mines. He directed the Greek fleet at their great victory at Salamis.
Later Athenian politics ostracized him and in exile went to Artaxerxes, who made him governor of Magnesia in Ionia, where he also had the income of Myos and Lampsacus. On his death his son succeeded him.

 

Macedon, Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm. Tarsus mint, 325-324 BC. Head of Hercules r., Rv: Zeus enthroned, plow mint mark before. Pr.3037. Lovely example of a rare lifetime coinage. Superb $2250
Ex Munzen und Medaillen 1975, Auction 370, Lot 15

 

 

 


 


 

 

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