Obolos Webauction 10  –  30 June 2018

Nomos, Obolos Webauction 10

Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and early Medieval Coins, multiple lots

Sa, 30.06.2018, from 4:00 PM CEST
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★ A rare and pedigreed Stater from Siris or Berge (?) ★

THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION. Siris, or Berge (?) . Circa 525-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.87 g). Ithyphallic satyr standing right, right hand grasping right wrist of nymph fleeing to right, his left hand supporting her chin; around, three pellets. Rev. Rough incuse square divided diagonally. AMNG III, 14, Smith Group 5 and Traité I, 1568 (all as ,Lete’). Minor flatness, otherwise . Nearly extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, ex SKA Monetarium FPL 54, Autumn 1990, 36.

This issue has been reattributed from Lete to Siris in the past, but Selene Psoma has recently argued in favor of an attribution to Berge (S. Psoma: The ’Lete’ coinage reconsidered, in: P. G. van Alfen, Agoranomia. Studies in Money and Exchange presented to John H. Kroll, New York 2006, pp. 61-85).

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Price realized 1'800 CHF
Starting price 1'200 CHF
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