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Categories  •  Coin Galleries December 2005 Ancient Coins: An Eastern Collection Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 LESBOS. Ca. 521-478 B.C. VF $525.00
LESBOS. Ca. 521-478 B.C. Electrum Hekte. Head of a roaring lion r. Rv. Incuse head of a calf r. 2.53...
Electrum Hekte. Head of a roaring lion r. Rv. Incuse head of a calf r. 2.53 grams. Bodenstedt Em13, Boston MFA 1679, SNG Cop.301. Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
2 LESBOS. Ca. 454-427 B.C. AB VF / F $400.00
LESBOS. Ca. 454-427 B.C. Electrum Hekte. Male head r. Rv. Calf's head r. within linear square. 2.42...
Electrum Hekte. Male head r. Rv. Calf's head r. within linear square. 2.42 grams. Bodenstedt 39, Boston MFA 1698. About Very Fine/Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
3 LESBOS. Ca. 412-378 B.C. AB VF $300.00
LESBOS. Ca. 412-378 B.C. Electrum Hekte. Ares head r. wearing crested helmet. Rv. Head of an Amazon...
Electrum Hekte. Ares head r. wearing crested helmet. Rv. Head of an Amazon r. within a square frame. 2.53 grams. Bodenstedt 65. About Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
4 LESBOS. Ca. 412-378 B.C. AB VF / VF $400.00
LESBOS. Ca. 412-378 B.C. Electrum Hekte. Laureate Apollo head r. Rv. Feamle head r. within incuse...
Electrum Hekte. Laureate Apollo head r. Rv. Feamle head r. within incuse square, hair plaited long down her neck. Bodenstedt Em70, Boston MFA 1707, SNG Fitzwilliam 4353. About Very Fine/Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
5 PHOKAIA. Ionia. Ca. 625-600 B.C. VF $225.00
PHOKAIA. Ionia. Ca. 625-600 B.C. Electrum 1/24 Stater. Head of seal l. Rv. Incuse punch. 1.33 grams....
Electrum 1/24 Stater. Head of seal l. Rv. Incuse punch. 1.33 grams. Cf.Bodenstedt Em2.2. Very Fine. (Est. $250-$350)
6 PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Time of Daius I-Xerxes I, ca. 485-420 B.C. AB VF $950.00
PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Time of Daius I-Xerxes I, ca. 485-420 B.C. Daric. Persian king/hero kneeling/running...
Daric. Persian king/hero kneeling/running r. holding a spear and bow. Rv. Incuse punch. 8.33 grams. Carradice type IIIb. About Very Fine. (Est. $800-$1000)
7 CARTHAGE. Zeugitania. Ca. 310-270 B.C. VF $1,200.00
CARTHAGE. Zeugitania. Ca. 310-270 B.C. Electrum Shekel. Tanit head l. wearing triple-pendant and necklace....
Electrum Shekel. Tanit head l. wearing triple-pendant and necklace. Rv. Horse standing r., four pellets below exergual line. 7.46 grams. Cf.Jenkins and Lewis Group VI, SNG Cop.138. Close scruting reveals a few old minute hairlines. Very Fine. (Est. $600-$800)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries December 2005 Ancient Coins: An Eastern Collection Ancient Greek Silver Coins Gaul
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
8 Cisalpine. 2nd-early 1st Century B.C. VF $180.00

Celtic imitation of a Massalia Drachm. Artemis head r., with lined neck. Rv. Celticized lion r. with segmented pellet and line legs. 2.80 grams. SNG Dewing 53. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $90-$120)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries December 2005 Ancient Coins: An Eastern Collection Ancient Greek Silver Coins Magna Graecia
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
9 HYRIA. Campania. Ca. 405-400 B.C. F / VF $100.00

Didrachm. Athena head r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with an owl. Rv. Man-headed bull walking l. 6.96 grams. BMC 10, SNG ANS 257. Fine/Very Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
10 TARENTUM. Calabria. Ca. 380-345 B.C. VF $251.00
TARENTUM. Calabria. Ca. 380-345 B.C. Didrachm. Nude youth on horseback r., holding arm out, Δ...
Didrachm. Nude youth on horseback r., holding arm out, Δ below. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding a wreath. 7.47 grams. Vlasto 480-1. Typical compact flan. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $250-$300)
11 TARENTUM. Ca. 272-235 B.C. VF $220.00

Didrachm. Nude youth on horseback l. crowning horse, ΣY above, ΛYKI-NOΣ below. Rv. Dolphin-rider l. brandishing trident, chlamys draped over her arm, owl behind. 6.35 grams. Vlasto 836, SNG ANS 1165. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $200-$250)
12 METAPONTION. Lucania. 510-470 B.C. VF $350.00
METAPONTION. Lucania. 510-470 B.C. Stater. Ear of barley, META at left. Rv. Incuse barley-ear. 7.71...
Stater. Ear of barley, META at left. Rv. Incuse barley-ear. 7.71 grams. Noe 202. Edge split. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
13 METAPONTION. 510-470 B.C. AB VF $40.00

1/6 Stater. Barley-ear; ME-TA. Rv. Incuse bucranium. 1.22 grams. Noe 294/5. Light deposit on the upper obverse left edge. About Very Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
14 METAPONTION. Ca. 290-280 B.C. EF $201.00
METAPONTION. Ca. 290-280 B.C. Stater. Wreathed head of Demeter r. Rv. Ear of barley, two amphorae...
Stater. Wreathed head of Demeter r. Rv. Ear of barley, two amphorae and ΦI in r. field. 7.70 grams. SNG ANS 517, Noe 897. Chin not struck up. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
15 VELIA. Lucania. Ca. 490-470 B.C. EF $950.00
VELIA. Lucania. Ca. 490-470 B.C. Drachm. Forepart of lion r., face frontal, devouring haunch of prey....
Drachm. Forepart of lion r., face frontal, devouring haunch of prey. Rv. Quadripartite incuse square. 3.90 grams. SNG ANS 1202. Rare. Extremely Fine. A pleasing example of this archaic type. (Est. $200-$300)
16 VELIA. 334-300 B.C. F to AB VF $130.00

Stater. Athena head l. wearing crested Phrygian helmet. Rv. Lion standing l. devouring prey, A above, >E below. 7.38 grams. SNG ANS 1325. Toned over very light obverse deposits and old reverse scratch. Fine to About Very Fine. (Est. $90-$120)
17 KAULONIA. Bruttium. Ca. 525-500 B.C. CH VF $1,400.00
KAULONIA. Bruttium. Ca. 525-500 B.C. Stater. Apollo walking r. holding a laurel branch, a small daimon...
Stater. Apollo walking r. holding a laurel branch, a small daimon running r. on his outstretched arm, stag standing r. before, head reverted; KAVΛ. Rv. Incuse of the obverse, no ethnic. 7.82 grams. Noe Group A, 22; SNG ANS 149. Toned Choice Very Fine. (Est. $1500-$2000)
18 KROTON. Ca. 320-300 B.C. VF $61.00

Half Stater. Head of the river-god Aisaros r. Rv. Owl standing r. on grain-ear; KPo. 3.20 grams. SNG ANS 422. Obverse off-center, losing profile. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $90-$120)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries December 2005 Ancient Coins: An Eastern Collection Ancient Greek Silver Coins Sicily
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
19 AKRAGAS. Ca. 490-480 B.C. GD VF $400.00
AKRAGAS. Ca. 490-480 B.C. Didrachm. Eagle standing l.; AK-RA. Rv. Crab, barley-corn below. 8.54 grams....
Didrachm. Eagle standing l.; AK-RA. Rv. Crab, barley-corn below. 8.54 grams. SNG Cop.40. Deep medium gray. Good Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
20 GELA. Ca. 490-475 B.C. VF $320.00
GELA. Ca. 490-475 B.C. Didrachm. Horseman galloping r. brandishing spear. Rv. Forepart of man-headed...
Didrachm. Horseman galloping r. brandishing spear. Rv. Forepart of man-headed bull r., ethnic below. 8.16 grams. Jenkins 99. Obverse die worn. Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
21 HIMERA. 510-500 B.C. AB VF $460.00
HIMERA. 510-500 B.C. Drachm. Cock striding r. Rv. Hen r. within beaded incuse square. 4.09 grams....
Drachm. Cock striding r. Rv. Hen r. within beaded incuse square. 4.09 grams. SNG ANS 151, BMC 14. About Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
22 LEONTINOI. Ca. 485-466 B.C. VF $70.00

Litra. Facing lion's head. Rv. Grain-ear. grams. 0.47 grams. SNG ANS 213ff. Well-centered. Toned Very Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
23 LEONTINOI. Ca. 425 B.C. EF $900.00
LEONTINOI. Ca. 425 B.C. Tetradrachm. Laureate Apollo head l. Rv. Head of a roaring lion l., three...
Tetradrachm. Laureate Apollo head l. Rv. Head of a roaring lion l., three barley-grains around, laurel leaf behind. 17.27 grams. SNG ANS 257, Rizzo pl.24, 4. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $1000-$1500)
24 SYRACUSE. Second Democracy, 466-406 B.C. GD VF $300.00
SYRACUSE. Second Democracy, 466-406 B.C. Litra. Diademed head of Arethusa r.; ΣYPA (the 'p'...
Litra. Diademed head of Arethusa r.; ΣYPA (the 'p' reversed). Rv. Octopus. 0.66 grams. Boeh.453, SNG ANS 138. Toned Good Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
25 SYRACUSE. Ca. 440-430 B.C. AB VF to VF $330.00
SYRACUSE. Ca. 440-430 B.C. Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving quadriga l., Nike flying l. above to crown...
Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving quadriga l., Nike flying l. above to crown horses; ketos l. in ex. Rv. Arethusa head r., her hair cropped in short curls, four dolphins around. 17.07 grams. Boeh.595 (V294, R403). Old thin scratch on cheek. About Very Fine to Very Fine. (Est. $600-$800)
26 SYRACUSE. Ca. 430 B.C. EF $800.00
SYRACUSE. Ca. 430 B.C. Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving quadriga r., Nike flying above r. to crown...
Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving quadriga r., Nike flying above r. to crown horses. Rv. Arethusa head r. wearing ampyx and sakkos decorated with a maeander pattern, four dolphins around. 17.19 grams. Boeh.642. Small dark area near upper obverse edge. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $2000-$2500)
27 SYRACUSE. 425-420 B.C. GD VF $750.00
SYRACUSE. 425-420 B.C. Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga r., Nike flying l. to crown...
Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga r., Nike flying l. to crown him. Rv. Arethusa head r. wearing ampyx and sakkos drawn together at top and decorated with a maeander pattern, four dolphins around. 17.02 grams. Boeh.698. Diagonally oblong and full flan. Lightly polished. Sharp strike. Good Very Fine. (Est. $800-$1000)
28 SYRACUSE. Ca. 415-405 B.C. GD VF $600.00
SYRACUSE. Ca. 415-405 B.C. Tetradrachm, unsigned but of a fine style possibly by Eukleidas. Charioteer...
Tetradrachm, unsigned but of a fine style possibly by Eukleidas. Charioteer driving quadriga l., Nike flying r. above to crown him, branch in ex. Rv. Arethusa head l. hair in ampyx and sphendone, wearing large loop earring and necklace, four dolphins around. This die is known combined with a reverse signed by Eukleidas (Tudeer, Zeit.f.Num., XXX, 1913, 86).... (Est. $800-$1000)  more
29 SYRACUSE. Agathokles, 317-289 B.C. EF $2,600.00
SYRACUSE. Agathokles, 317-289 B.C. Tetradrachm, 310-305 B.C. Wreathed head of Arethusa l. wearing...
Tetradrachm, 310-305 B.C. Wreathed head of Arethusa l. wearing triple-pendant earring, three dolphins around, NI below. Rv. Charioteer driving quadriga l., triskeles above, ΣYPAKOΣIΩN and AI monogram below. 16.92 grams. SNG ANS 634, SNG Lloyd 1479. Extremely Fine. (Est. $1500-$2000)
30 SYRACUSE. Hieron II, 274-216 B.C. EF $2,000.00
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, 274-216 B.C. 8 Litrae. Diademed head of Hieron II's son Gelon l. Rv. Biga r....
8 Litrae. Diademed head of Hieron II's son Gelon l. Rv. Biga r. driven by Nike; ΓEΛΩNoΣ in ex. 6.68 grams. Cf.SNG ANS 895 (BA above reverse). Toned. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $1500-$2000)
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