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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IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 550-500 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 10mm, 1.69 g). Bee with wings going back and four legs forward. Rev. Stellate pattern within an incuse square. Karwiese Series IIIa. Rare. A very sharply struck piece, very well preserved and without a trace of the usual crystalization. Extremely fine.

Somewhat intriguingly, the way this coin was struck gives the impression that the bee’s body is adorned with two back-to-back Εs - in fact, they are the usual lines found on the thorax but displaced!

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