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Nomos, Auction 11

Celtic, greek, roman, byzantine coins, lead seals and weights, and silver coi...

Fr, 09.10.2015, from 10:00 AM CEST
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Description

KOLCHIS, The Caucusus Area. 1st century BC/1st - 2nd century AD. Stater (Gold, 15mm, 3.52 g 7). Stylized head with huge eye and crest; around, four pellets. Rev. Facing figure with large ‘wings’ and a bucranium head; above to left and right, three pellets. Lang 4 var. DLT 9377. N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 10 var. Very rare. A bold and distinctive example with high rims. Toned. Extremely fine.

Ex Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 1188.

A highly stylized imitation derived from the Athena/Nike staters of Alexander III. Note how distant this piece is from the original prototype.

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Price realized 4'000 CHF
Starting price 2'400 CHF
Estimate 3'000 CHF
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