GALLERY 47:


ANCIENT GREEK AND RELATED COINS

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4818. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM. AR Obol, Noe 365.1. Hd. Herakles r./Grainear. VF. Scarce.



4819. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM. AR Obol, Noe 365.1. Hd. Herakles r./Grainear. VF. Scarce.



4820. SICILY, AKRAGAS, AR Tetradrachm. Eagle stg. l./Crab. AVF.



4821. SICILY, MESSANA, AR Tetradrachm. Mule-cart r./Rabbit running r., dove abv., grainear below. VF. Old cabinet toning. Rare type.



4822. SICILY, MESSANA, AR Tetradrachm. Victorious mule-cart crowned by Nike/Rabbit running r. VF.



4823. SICILY, SYRACUSE, AR Tetradrachm. Slow biga r. crowned by Nike./Hd. Artemis Arethusa with dolphins. VF. Old cabinet toning.



4824. SICILY, SYRACUSE, AR Tetradrachm. Slow biga r. crowned by Nike./Hd. Artemis Arethusa with dolphins. VF. Old cabinet toning.



4825. SICILY, SYRACUSE, AR Tetradrachm. Slow biga r. crowned by Nike./Hd. Artemis Arethusa with dolphins. VF.



4826. AIGINA, 585-480 BC. Stater, Sear 1858. Sea Turtle/Incuse. Greece's earliest coin. VF.



4827. AKARNANIA, LEUKAS, 450-420 BC. AR Stater, Sear 2269v. Pegasos flying l., L beneath/Hd. Athena l. Choice EF+. Wonderful sharp strike with mint lustre.



4828. ATTICA, ATHENS. AR Tetradrachm. Hd. Athena r./Owl stg. EF. Old cabinet toning.



4829. ATTICA, ATHENS, ca. 4th century BC. AR Tetradrachm. Hd. Athena r./Owl stg. EF. Old cabinet toning.



4830. ATTICA, ATHENS, ca. 2nd century BC. AR 'New style' Tetradrachm. Hd of Athena r./Owl on amphora, hd. Helios to r. VF+.



4831. THESSALY, LARISSA, 344-321 BC. AR Drachm, SNG Cop 120. Head of the nymph Larissa facing 3/4 left/Horse about to roll r. EF. An especially sharp horse finely done, we can almost feel his anticipation of enjoyment as he prepares to roll over and give his back a good scratching.



4832. THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, 385-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Head of Alexander the Great/Athena std. holding Nike. EF+. Small scrape to chin. Choice high relief sharp strike.



4833. THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, 385-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Head of Alexander the Great/Athena std. holding Nike. VF+.



4834. THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, 385-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Head of Alexander the Great/Athena std. holding Nike. VF+. Barbarized sytle likely indicating a rare Danubian Celtic issue.



4835. THRACE, THASOS, after 148 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 1759. Hd Dionysos l./Herakles stg. EF. Obv. a little grainy but a choice finely rendered Herakles of great style.



4836. CARIA, MAUSOLUS, 377-351 BC. AR Tetradrachm, . Hd. Apollo 3/4 r./Zeus with double axe and staff. AEF. Old cabinet toning. Rare.



4837. CARIAN SATRAPS, HEKATOMNOS, 395-377 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 4952 (1750). Zeus Labraundos stg. r. holding double axe/Lion at bay r. EF. Old cabinet toning.



4838. PAMPHLIA, ASPENDOS. AR20 Drachm, Sear 5385v. Naked horseman (Mopsos, the founder of Aspendos) galloping r. hurling spear/Boar walking r., 3 countermarks. AVF. Rare variant. This type refers to the legend that Mopsos sacrificed a boar to Aphrodite in fulfillment of a vow.



4839. CARIA?, UNATTRIBUTED. AR9x12. Bull's hd l./Incuse punch. VF. Rare. Attribution appreciated.



4840. CILICIA, NAGIDOS, 379-374 BC. Tetradrachm, Sear 5585. Aphrodite std. holding Eros./Dionysos stg with grapes. EF.



4841. IONIA, SAMOS, 400-365 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 4643 (1750). Lion scalp facing/Forepart ox r., olive-branch behind. VF. Old cabinet toning. Rare.



4842. LYCIA, UNCERTAIN MINT. AR Tetrobol, Bab. II Plate 43,12. Winged boar with horn/Gorgonium in incuse. F+. Rare.



4843. LYCIAN DYNASTS, ZAGABA, early 4th century BC. AR Drachm. Hd. Athena 3/4 l./Hd. snarling lion l. AVF. Old cabinet toning. Rare.



4844. RHODES, AR Drachm. Facing hd. Helios/Rose in top view. VF+.



4845. CILICIA?, UNATTRIBUTED. AR10 Fraction, Facing hd. 3/4 r./Eight rayed star with letters between rays. VF. Rare. Attribution appreciated.



4846. PARTHIA, AR Drachm. King's head diademed l./Archer sighting arrow r. EF.



4847. PARTHIA, AR Drachm. King's head with royal crown l./Archer sighting arrow r. EF.



4848. SELEUCID KINGS, ALEXANDER I, BALAS, 150-145 BC. Tetradrachm, Sear 7030. His portrait head r./Zeus std. EF.



4849. SELEUCID KINGS, ANTIOCHOS VII, 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Hd. r./Athena stg. holding Nike. EF. Old cabinet toning.



4850. SELEUCID KINGS, ANTIOCHOS VIII, 121-96 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 7143. His portrait head r./Zeus stg. with scepter and star within laurel wreath. EF.



4851. SELEUCID KINGS, ANTIOCHOS VIII, 121-96 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 7143. His portrait head r./Zeus stg. with scepter and star within laurel wreath. EF.



4852. EGYPT, ARSINOE II, wife of Ptolemy II, 285-246 BC. AR Dekadrachm of Alexandria, 35.08 gm, ca. 250 BC., Cf. Sotheby's Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins, 6/19/1990 #180. (The Nelson Bunker Hunt Sale), Sear 7770. Deified head of Arsinoe r. wearing stephane and veil, lotus-tipped scepter over l. shoulder appearing again at top of head/Filleted double cornucopia with grape clusters. F+. Very rare. The Sotheby's description notes that the Arsinoe dekadrachm is the first representation of a female monarch in numismatic art and that Arsinoe the sister and wife of Ptolemy II was so influential that she was deified after her death and that her cult became very popular. Chance to own a dekadrachm inexpensively! The coin is better than the image, especially the obverse portrait.




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