Results from 121 to 180 of 1105
Very rare Adranon Hexas
Lot # 124 - Sicily. Akragas. AR Didrachm, c. 483 - 475 BC. Obv. AK-RA (second part retrograde). Eagle standing right. Rev. Crab; below, head right; all within circular incuse. HGC 2 99; SNG ANS 958; SNG München 59; Cf. Jenkins Gela pl. 37.16. AR. 8.38 g. 20.70 mm. Outstanding didrachm, sharply struck and attractively toned with warm glossy patina over brilliant surfaces. EF.
Lot # 125 - Sicily. Akragas. AR Litra, c. 450-440 BC. Obv. AK-RA (second part retrograde). Sea eagle standing left, with closed wings, on Ionic capital. Rev. Crab; ΛI (retrograde) below. HGC 2 121; SNG ANS 990; Westermark, Coinage, Period II, Series B.2, 512.1 (O46/R41). AR. 0.47 g. 10.00 mm. R. Rare and superb. Untouched lovely dark patina. EF/Good EF.
Lot # 126 - Sicily. Akragas. AR Litra, c. 450-440 BC. Obv. AK-RA (retrograde). Sea eagle standing right, with closed wings, on linear base. Rev. Crab; ΛI below. HGC 2 121 (eagle right); SNG ANS 990; Westermark, Coinage, Period II, Series B.1, 454 var. (ethnic; unlisted dies); Buceti 45. AR. 0.43 g. 10.00 mm. RRR. Extremely rare and superb. Untouched glossy dark patina. Good EF.
Lot # 128 - Sicily. Alontion. AE 20 mm, c. 210-180 BC. Obv. Head of Herakles left, laureate and bearded. Rev. Eagle standing right, wings open; to right, trident downwards. HGC 2 -; CNS I 9; BAR Issue -; Campana 13; CNG Electronic auction 454 (16. Oct. 2019), lot 35. AE. 7.25 g. 20.00 mm. RRR. Extremely rare. Only one example published, noted as 'Unique' in Campana. In CNS only illustration published. Minor smoothing. About VF.
Wonderful Entella Bronze
Lot # 130 - Sicily. Entella. Campanian Mercenaries. AE 18.5 mm. c. 307-305 BC. Obv. ΚΑΜΠΑΝΩΝ. Bearded male head left, wearing Campanian helmet decorated with wreath. Rev. Horse galloping right, trailing rein; below, helmet. HGC 2 251; CNS I 9; Campana 17. AE. 6.71 g. 18.50 mm. RR. Very rare and superb. Nice deep green patina with earthy light deposits. EF.
Lot # 131 - Sicily. Entella. Punic issues. AR Tetradrachm, c. 320/15-300 BC. Obv. Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins. Rev. Horse prancing left; palm tree in background. HGC 2 283; Jenkins, Series 2d, 139 (O46/R125); de Luynes 1442 (same dies); Gulbenkian 365 (same obv. die). AR. 17.14 g. 27.00 mm. R. Rare and superb, sharply struck from a masterfully engraved dies. A lovely portrait of fine style. Enchanting old cabinet tone over fresh and brilliant surfaces; minor nick on chin. EF.
Lot # 132 - Sicily. Entella. Punic issues. AR Tetradrachm, c. 300-289 BC. Obv. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Rev. Head of horse left; palm tree to right; below, Punic MHSBM. HGC 2 293 ; SNG Fitzwilliam 1496; Jenkins, Punic, Series 5a, 309 (O97/R252). AR. 17.44 g. 26.00 mm. Superb coin, sharply struck and prettily toned, with golden hues. EF.
Lot # 133 - Sicily. Eryx. AE Hexas – Dionkion, c. 412-409 BC. Obv. Head of female right; HEΞAΣ to right. Rev. Hound standing right, head left; pellet above and below (mark of value). Cf. HGC 2 313; Cf. CNS I 8; Campana 33b. AE. 2.70 g. 17.00 mm. R. Choice example. Lovely untouched dark olive green patina. EF.
Lot # 135 - Sicily. Gela. AR Didrachm, c. 490/85-480/75 BC. Obv. Horseman riding right, throwing spear. Rev. CEΛΑΣ. Forepart of man-headed bull swimming right, below, CEΛΑΣ; all within circular incuse. HGC 2 363; SNG ANS 15; Jenkins, Gela 72. AR. 8.51 g. 21.50 mm. Attractive coin, in archaic style. Delicate old cabinet tone, underlying luster. Good VF.
Lot # 137 - Sicily. Gela. AR Tetradrachm, c. 450-440 BC. Obv. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga to right; Nike flying to right above, crowning horses with wreath; palmette in exergue. Rev. Forepart of bearded man-headed bull right; CEΛAΣ above. HGC 2 343; SNG ANS 68; Jenkins, Gela 369 (O73/R148). AR. 16.16 g. 27.50 mm. Nice archaic type; old cabinet tone, underlying luster. VF.
Lot # 138 - Sicily. Gela. AE Onkia, c. 420-405 BC. Obv. ΓΕΛΑΣ. Bull standing left, with head lowered; above, barley corn; pellet in exergue. Rev. Horned head of river-god right; behind, barley corn. HGC 2 382; CNS III 33; SNG ANS 108; Jenkins, Gela 500. AE. 0.99 g. 11.50 mm. R. Superb example of this rare denomination; in the highest state of preservation for a bronze; blackish patina with a hint of brightness. Good EF.
Lot # 139 - Sicily. Henna. AR Litra, c. 450-440 BC. Obv. Demeter driving slow quadriga right, holding grain ears. Rev. HENNAION. Demeter standing left, holding torch and extending arm; altar to left. HGC 2 391; SNG ANS -; SNG Cop. -; Jenkins, 'The Coinages of Enna, Galaria, Piakos, Imachara, Kephaloidion and Longane,' AIIN 20 (1975), pl. IV, a-d; BMC Sicily pg. 58, 1; Jameson 595. AR. 0.75 g. 14.00 mm. RRR. Very rare and fascinating issue. Choice for issue; lightly toned, graffito on obverse. Good VF.
Lot # 140 - Sicily. Himera. AR Drachm, c. 550/540-515 BC. Obv. Cock standing right. Rev. Incuse square with mill-sail pattern in segmented square. HGC 2 420; SNG ANS 138; Kraay Group I, 42. AR. 5.64 g. 22.00 mm. RR. Attractive example, sound metal; partially toned with dark patina over bright surfaces. Metal flaws on obverse. Hairline flan crack. About EF.
Lot # 142 - Sicily. Himera. AR Tetradrachm, c. 460 BC. Obv. ΠΕΛΟΨ. Pelops driving slow biga right; pinebranch and pinecone in exergue. Rev. IMERA. Himera standing facing, head left, holding peplos and rising hand to lips. HGC 2 432; SNG Lloyd 1016; Arnold-Biucchi in QT XVII (1988), Tf. I, 4.. AR. 17.09 g. 27.50 mm. RRR. Extremely rare archaic issue. Light warm tone. Good VF.
Lot # 143 - Sicily. Himera. AR Didrachm, c. 480-470 BC. Obv. HIMERA. Cock standing left. Rev. Crab within shallow incuse circle. SNG ANS 155-63; HGC 2 438; Westermark, Himera 93-95; SNG Fitzwilliam 1024. AR. 8.47 g. 19.00 mm. Superb and attractive, enchanting old cabinet tone with warm hues, underlying luster. EF.
Lot # 149 - Sicily. Hybla Megala. AE 21 mm, 2nd century BC. Obv. Veiled bust of Artemis-Hyblaia right, wearing polos. Rev. ΙΒΛΑΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΑΣ. Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther leaping at feet. HGC 2 497; CNS III 1. AE. 8.20 g. 21.00 mm. Choice example. Lovely earthy light green patina. EF.
Lot # 151 - Sicily. Kamarina. AR Tetradrachm, c. 425-405 BC. Obv. Athena, helmeted and wearing long robes, driving quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Athena; below, in exergue, heron flying to left. Rev. ΚΑΜΑΡΙΝΑΙ-Ο-Ν. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. HGC 2 521; Westermark & Jenkins 135 (O2/R5). SNG Stockholm 430 (same dies). AR. 17.17 g. 27.00 mm. Extremely rare with only two examples cited in Westermark & Jenkins. Attractive Herakles portrait, lovely light tone, underlying luster. VF/Good VF.
Lot # 152 - Sicily. Kamarina. AR Litra, c. 461-435 BC. Obv. Nike flying left; below, swan; all within wreath. Rev. KAMARI-NAION. Helmeted Athena standing left, holding spear and shield with aegis on her back; in right field, shield. HGC 2 536; Westermark-Jenkins series 2a-c. AR. 0.54 g. 13.50 mm. A superb example, well centred, complete and prettily toned with dark patina. EF.
Lot # 153 - Sicily. Kamarina. AR Hexas-Dionkion, c. 461-435 BC. Obv. K – A. Swan flying left. Rev. M - A. Two pellets. HGC 2 544; Cammarata pl. I/B, 23a; Wetermark-Jenkins cf. 129b. AR. 0.10 g. 7.00 mm. RRRR. Extremely rare, very few specimens known. In high state of preservation; good metal, dark tone with a hint of iridescence. EF.
Lot # 154 - Sicily. Kamarina. AE Tetras, c. 420-405 BC. Obv. Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. KAMA. Owl standing right, head facing, grasping lizard; three pellets in exergue. HGC 2 546; CNS III 19; SNG ANS 1221-4; Westermark & Jenkins 185. AE. 3.14 g. 14.50 mm. Superb example, boldly struck; beautiful dark patina with a hint of brightness. EF.
Lot # 156 - Sicily. Kamarina. AE Tetras or Trionkion, c. 410-405 BC. Obv. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a wing. Rev. KAMA. Owl standing left, grasping lizard; three pellets in exergue. HGC 2 548; CNS III 30; SNG ANS 1230; Westermark & Jenkins 198. AE. 2.77 g. 14.50 mm. Superb and sharply struck. Lovely glossy dark green patina; close to mint state. Good EF.
Lot # 157 - Sicily. Kamarina (?). AR Hemilitron, c. 413-410 BC. Obv. [ΣIKA]. Head of horned river-god facing. Rev. Aphlaston; six pellets [N-I-K-A around]. HGC 2 -; SNG ANS -; Campana 1; Manganaro, Travaux Le Rider, pl. 24, 36A; Manganaro, JNG 34, pl. V, 78; C. Boehringer, QT XIV (1985), pl. 1, 1; D. Salzmann, 'AKIΣ – Flussgott Statt Stempelschneider' in SM 158 (May 1990), p. 36; Numismatica Ars Classica 33, lot 63. AR. 0.35 g. 9.00 mm. RRRR. Of the greatest rarity and historical interest. VF/Good VF. The attribution of this piece to Kamarina is not certain. G. Manganaro first published this type in his 1984 article in JNG, where he attributed it to the Sichaninoi or Ichaninoi, who assisted Syracuse in defeating the Athenian fleet. C. Boehringer, in his 1958 QT article, assigned these to Kamarina, based on stylistic similarities in the obverse type with various tetradrachms issued by the city in the late 5th century BC (see Westermark & Jenkins 162-3). He also views the inscription not as a city ethnic, but a signature of an engraver. D. Salzmann, in SM 158, takes the view that the inscription is an ethnic, but that it should be read as AKIΣ, which was the name of a river in eastern Sicily near Mt. Etna. He places the issue at an uncertain mint near this river. While Manganaro's reasoning is a bit cumbersome, both Boehringer and Salzmann have persuasive arguments for their attributions. Nevertheless, this issue does not fit into any of the known city issues in the area of the Akis River, while, in contrast, the stylistic similarities noted by Boehringer are quite striking. (Triton XIII, 35 note).
Lot # 158 - Sicily. Katane. AE Onkia, c. 415/3-403/2 BC. Obv. Head of the river god Amenanos left. Rev. Winged thunderbolt; pellet in upper left field. HGC 2 608; CNS III 2; Boehringer, Frühen, p. 158, a–k. AE. 0.81 g. 10.50 mm. R. Choice example of this rare issue, in high state of preservation. Deep green patina. EF.
Lot # 159 - Sicily. Kentoripai. AE Hexas, c. 211-200 BC. Obv. Draped bust of Persephone right. Rev. KENTO/PIΠINΩN. Plow with a small bird standing on the share; two pellets in left field. HGC 2 637; CNS III 8; SNG ANS 1326. AE. 3.19 g. 16.00 mm. R. Rare variant, without ear of barley on obverse. Exceptional portrait, in superb style; perfectly centred; attractive dark green patina. Good EF.
Lot # 160 - Sicily. Leontini. AR Tetradrachm, c. 455-430 BC. Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. ΛEONTINON. Head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around. SNG ANS 249 (same dies); SNG Cop. -; Boehringer, Leontini -, cf. 67; Rizzo pl. XXIV, 15 (same obverse die); SNG Lockett 804 (same dies). AR. 17.06 g. 27.00 mm. RR. Very rare. Attractive coin with a spectacular reverse, the lion is the emblem of the expressive power of the engraving art of Greek Sicily. Obverse struck from worn die. Pleasant old toning with warm hues and underlying luster. About EF/Good EF.
Lot # 161 - Sicily. Leontini. AR Tetradrachm, c. 430-425 BC. From a reverse die signed by the 'Maestro della foglia'. Obv. Laureate head of Apollo left. Rev. LEONTINON. Lion's head left, with open jaws and protruding tongue; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. SNG ANS 229 (these dies); HGC 2 671; Boehringer, Studies Price, pl.12, 55 (these dies); Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4 (these dies). AR. 17.46 g. 25.00 mm. An outstanding example, sharply struck. Enchanting light tone over brilliant surfaces; scratches on obverse and two minor areas of flat strike. EF. This coin was struck from a particularly elegant pair of dies that were engraved by an artist termed, after Rizzo, the “maestro della foglia” because of the leaf that appears as part of the design. He worked at Leontinoi and at Katane, and was exceptionally gifted.
Lot # 162 - Sicily. Leontini. AR Litra, c. 450-440 BC. Obv. Head of Apollo right. Rev. Barley grain; LE-ON around. HGC 2 690; SNG ANS 263; BMC 52; Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 43; SNG Lloyd -; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 11 (same obv. die); Basel -. AR. 0.67 g. 12.00 mm. R. Darkly toned. Exceptional quality for issue. EF.
Lot # 163 - Sicily. Lilybaeum (as Cape of Melqart). AR Tetradrachm, c. 330-305 BC. Obv. Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; [RŠMLQRT (“Raš Melqart” in Punic) in exergue]. Rev. Head of Arethusa right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around. HGC 2 741; SNG Lloyd 1603; SNG ANS -; Jenkins, Punic 51 (O18/R39). AR. 17.27 g. 25.00 mm. R. Attractive specimen of this rare Punic issue; lovely old cabinet tone. About EF. Ex Schweizerischer Bankverein Auction 29, 85.
Lot # 165 - Sicily. Messana as Zankle. AR Drachm, c. 520-493 BC. Obv. ΔAИ(or N)KLE. Dolphin leaping left within sickle-shaped harbor. Rev. Nine-part incuse square with scallop shell in center. HGC 2 766; SNG ANS 298ff; SNG Cop. 387-388. AR. 3.83 g. 23.00 mm. Apparently unlisted with reversed N of ethnic. Rare and archaic issue. Lightly toned, underlying luster; rough surfaces. VF.
Lot # 166 - Sicily. Messana. AR Tetradrachm, c. 480-462/1 BC. Obv. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow biga of mules right; in exergue, olive leaf with berry right. Rev. MESSENION (SS retrograde). Hare springing right. HGC 2 779; SNG ANS 315ff; Buceti 24; Caltabiano series IIA-V. AR. 16.92 g. 27.50 mm. RR. Fascinating archaic issue. Lovely old cabinet tone. Good VF.
Spectacular Ares of Mamertinoi
Lot # 167 - Sicily. Messana. The Mamertinoi. AE Quadruple, c. 275-264 BC. Obv. ΑΡΕΟΣ. Laureate head of Ares right; behind, spear downwards. Rev. ΜΑΜΕΡΤΙΝΩΝ. Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. HGC 2 865; CNS I 7. AE. 17.44 g. 29.00 mm. Exceptional turquoise green patina with traces of earthen encrustation. EF/About EF.
Lot # 168 - Sicily. Messana. The Mamertinoi. AE Pentonkion or Pentachalkon , c. 211-208 BC. Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev. MAMEPTINΩN. Warrior, holding spear and shield, advancing right; Π (mark of value) to right. HGC 2 853; CNS I 41. AE. 9.93 g. 26.50 mm. Lovely deep green patina, attractive Zeus' portrait. Good VF/VF.
Lot # 169 - Sicily. Panormos as Ziz. AR Litra, Punic Occupation, c. 400-380 BC. Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with laurel wreath. Rev. Swan right on waves. HGC 2 1045; Jenkins, Punic, p. 75, 11 (and pl. 24, 11) var. (swan left); SNG ANS 547 var. (same). AR. 0.50 g. 11.00 mm. R. Lovely even dark tone, underlying luster. About EF.
Lot # 170 - Sicily. Panormos as Ziz. AR Litra, Punic Occupation, c. 400-380 BC. Obv. Horned head of youthful river god left. Rev. ’ṣyṣ. Forepart of a bearded man-headed bull right. HGC 2 1046; SNG ANS 549-550; Buceti 44; Jenkins I, pl. 24, 13. AR. 0.73 g. 13.50 mm. RR. A superb example of this rare issue. Attractive glossy dark tone. EF.
Lot # 171 - Sicily. Panormos as Ziz. AR Litra, c. 400-380 BC. Obv. Youthful male head to left. Rev. Ba'al of Ṣyṣ, as androcephalic bull standing left, head facing; Š BA'AL ṢYṢ (in Punic) in exergue. Jenkins, Punic p. 75, 12 var. (swastika on obv., legend above on rev.); CNP 395; HGC 2, 1050 corr. (litra) var. (same). AR. 0.77 g. 11.50 mm. RR. Rare and superb, with delicate old cabinet tone. EF. Anomalously missing from both Jenkins and HGC, as the type was first published in BMC Sicily in 1876 (no.'s 27 & 28), numerous examples of the type can be found in CoinArchives.
River God of Panormos
Lot # 172 - Sicily. Panormos as Ziz. AR Tetras-Trionkion, 412/410-400 BC. Obv. Horned and bearded head of river god right. Rev. Π-Α-Ν. Three pellets. HGC 2 1052; G. Manganaro. “Dai mikrà kermata di argento al chalkokratos kassiteros in Sicilia nel V. sec. a. C.” in JNG 34, 1984, 29 and pl. 5, 68. AR. 0.50 g. 11.00 mm. RRR. Superb specimen of this extremely rare issue. Lovely dark tone, underlying luster. EF.
Lot # 173 - Sicily. Panormos as Ziz. AE 23 mm, c. 336-330 BC. Obv. Wreathed head of Persephone left. Rev. Horse galloping left; radiate head of Helios above. HGC 2 1058; CNS I 7; Jenkins, Punic pl. 24, 20; CNP 157. AE. 7.78 g. 23.00 mm. R. Rare and choice. Beautiful portrait, boldly struck. Nice deep green patina; irregular flan and metal flaw on reverse, otherwise. EF.
Lot # 174 - Sicily. Petra. AE Litra, c. 354-344 BC, overstruck on Syracusan bronze (Athena/Dolphins, dated c. 375-344 BC). Obv. [ΠETPINΩN]. Head of Zeus Eleutherios right. Rev. Aphrodite seated right, holding dove in her left hand and placing her right on seat. HGC 2 1097; CNS III 1. AE. 27.61 g. 29.50 mm. RR. Very rare and unusually attractive for issue. Dark green patina. Clearly visible undertype. VF. This large and somewhat clunky type is the only issue ever struck by Petra, a little known small settlement in northwestern Sicily.
Lot # 177 - Sicily. Selinos. AR Didrachm, c. 540-515 BC. Obv. Selinon leaf. Rev. Selinon leaf within incuse square; traces of letters in the upper angles(?). HGC 2 1213; SNG ANS cf. 685-6; Arnold-Biucchi Group II; Buceti 5bd. AR. 8.21 g. 24.50 mm. RR. Choice specimen of this rare issue. Lovely old cabinet tone, underlying luster. Good VF.
Lot # 178 - Sicily. Syracuse. Gelon I (485-478 BC). AR Tetradrachm, c. 485-478 BC. Obv. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath. Rev. ΣVRAKOΣION. Diademed head of Arethusa right, wearing necklace; four dolphins around. HGC 2 1306; Boehringer 153 (O105/R68); SNG ANS -; cf. 41. AR. 17.48 g. 24.50 mm. Choice example of this archaic issue. Lovely old cabinet tone, underlying luster. Minor roughness on reverse surfaces. Good VF.
Lot # 179 - Sicily. Syracuse. Gelon I (485-478 BC). AR Tetradrachm, c. 485-478 BC. Obv. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath. Rev. ΣVRAKOΣION. Diademed head of Arethusa right, wearing necklace; four dolphins around. HGC 2 1306; Boehringer 192 (O87/R131); SNG ANS 61 (same dies). AR. 17.01 g. 23.00 mm. Choice example of this archaic issue. Old cabinet tone, underlying luster. Good VF. Ex NAC A (1991), 1188.
Lot # 180 - Sicily. Syracuse. Hieron I (478-466 BC). AR Tetradrachm, c. 475-470 BC. Obv. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right and crowning horses. Rev. ΣVRAKOΣIOИ. Diademed head of Arethousa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer 240 (O108/R163); HGC 2 1307; SNG ANS -; cf. 84. AR. 16.84 g. 22.00 mm. Thick and compact flan. Brilliant and lightly toned, metal defect on reverse. Good VF.
Results from 121 to 180 of 1105