Auction 10  –  18 May 2015

Nomos, Auction 10

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Mo, 18.05.2015, from 4:00 PM CEST
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GREEK COINS Arkadia Arkadian League. Megalopolis , Summer 363 - Spring 362 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 12.13g 9), signed on the reverse by the magistrate Oly(mpios). Lau­reate head of Zeus Lykaios to left. Rev. Youthful Pan, nude and with his head facing, seated to left on a rock that is covered by his mantle, holding a lagobolon in his right hand and resting his left elbow on the rock; to left, Arka­dian League monogram; at the foot of the rock, syrinx and, in small letters, ΟΛV. BCD Peloponnesos 1512 ( this coin ). BMC 48 = Kraay/Hirmer 512 ( same dies ). D. Gerin, “Les statères de la ligue Arcadienne”, SNR 65 (1986) p. 17, 22 ( this coin ). Jameson 1276 ( same dies ). Kunstfreund 203 ( same dies ). Very rare. Beautifully toned, of superb late Classi­cal style, and struck in high relief. Extremely fine. From the Spina Collection, Nomos 7, 15 May 2013, 113 and the BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8 May 2006, 1512, and from a Pelo­ponnesian Hoard found before 1937 (IGCH 60). This is one of the great late Classical Greek rarities and is a real masterpiece of the die cutter’s art. The head of Zeus is truly out­standing in the nobility of its conception, and the youthful Pan is also exceptional: he is paralleled by youthful gods on contempo­rary issues from elsewhere in the Peloponnesos (as Pheneos and Stymphalos for example).

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Price realized 220'000 CHF
Starting price 200'000 CHF
Estimate 250'000 CHF
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