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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Paphlagonia, Sinope. Circa 425-410 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.05 g). Head of a sea eagle to left; below, dolphin to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square composed of two raised and two sunken squares; within one of the sunken squares, Κ. SNG Oxford 265. SNG von Aulock 6837. Toned, in high relief and with a dramatic eagle head. Extremely fine.

From the collections of the Rockefeller University, New York, and Dr. A. Mirsky, Gemini VII, 9 January 2011, 441.

When the early eagle-head drachms of Sinope are both well centered and in excellent condition, as this one is, they can be remarkably attractive. They can only be compared to the slightly later issues of Olympia in their realistic portrayals, which are of great vigor and power.

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