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Islands off Attica, Aegina Transitional Issue Land Tortoise 29 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. AR Stater 12.40g, 22mm
O: Land tortoise, head in profile, with segmented shell
R: Large square incuse with heavy skew pattern.

- Meadows, Aegina, Group IIIb; Milbank pl. II, 13; HGC 6, 437 var. (head not in profile); SNG Copenhagen 517 var. (same); Dewing 1683 var. (same); Gillet 948 var. (same); Jameson 1200 var. (same); Pozzi 1635 var. (same).

Struck on a broad flan. Very rare with head in profile.

The head of the land tortoise on this massive coinage is typically engraved shown from above, with the tortoise looking forward. Very rarely are they encountered with the head shown in profile. The profile head was canonical on the earlier, sea turtle coinage, thus the land tortoise coins of this variety may represent a short transitional issue at the beginning of this period.
5 commentsNemonater11/19/19 at 21:13Grant H: love the tortoise
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Lysimachus AR tetradrachm32 viewsTHRACIAN KINGDOM. Lysimachus (305-281 BC) struck 287/6-281/0. AR tetradrachm (30mm, 17.17 gm, 11h). Thrace, Lysimachia.
O: Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟ[Υ]; (King Lysimachus), Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning name, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; YE monogram in exergue.

- From the Medicus Collection, Ex CGB.fr MONNAIES 9 lot 33, MONNAIES 19 lot 44 2004, MONNAIES 34 lot 102 2008, Ex Gorny and Mosch, Auction 42 (10 October 1988) lot 138. Formerly known as NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. - Müller 41?, Gülnar II 2696? (A. Davesne & G. Le Rider. Le trésor de Meydancikkale. 2 Vols. Paris. 1989.) Possibly unique with this monogram.

Missing the final upsilon of the name of Lysimachus, how could such a talented engraver make this mistake?
4 commentsNemonater11/02/19 at 16:43Grant H: Indeed Nice
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Terina Stater23 viewsItalie Bruttium, Terina, 400-356 av. J.C. AR Stater 7.38g.
D:/TEPINAIΩN Tête de nymphe à droite
R:/Nike assise sur un cippe à gauche, un oiseau posé sur la main droite
ref. Holloway & Jenkins 84, HN Italy 2629
2 commentsBrennos09/13/19 at 22:38Grant H: A Masterpiece AAA+++
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 415-405 BC.37 views22mm, 7.88 g, 9h
Nude rider seated right on horse, which he crowns; kerykeion to right, ΛA in exergue / Phalanthos, nude, extending his hand, riding dolphin right.
Fischer-Bossert Group 21, 297 (V134/R229); Vlasto 320–1 (same dies); HN Italy 851; SNG Copenhagen 803 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 150 (same dies); SNG Lockett 351 (same dies); Hirsch 190 (same dies); Dewing 137 (same dies).
Even light gray tone, with iridescence around the devices, a few marks under tone on obverse, light scuffs under tone and die flaw on reverse. Near EF. Very rare.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1040.
2 commentsLeo09/12/19 at 11:50Grant H: love the horse
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Calabria Tarentum AR Diobol circa 325-280 BC 12mm 0.98g 10h 56 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right,wreath on helmet.Rev Herakles standing right facing left,strangling the Nemean lion,quiver to lower left ,club to lower right.
Very rare issue with wreath helmet,and Herakles standing right of lion.
EX Thomas Cederlind 165 8-1-12 lot 11
EXPeus 396 11-5-08 lot 26
EX Heidelberger Munzhandlung 28,11-12-99 lot 18
2 commentsGrant H07/21/19 at 21:41Grant H: Ive found its brother SNG France 6,1 plate 132 coi...
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Troas, Assos, (c.479-450 B.C.), Jameson 1394var., AR-Obol, AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right, #156 viewsTroas, Assos, (c.479-450 B.C.), Jameson 1394var., AR-Obol, AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right, #1
avers: No legends, Griffin seated right.
reverse: AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,8-9,5mm, weight: 0,52g, axes: 8h,
mint: Troas, Assos, date: c.479-450 B.C.,
ref: Jameson 1394var.(legends retrograde), Weber 2552var.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans07/21/19 at 21:37Grant H: love the griffin
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20.5mm 8.25g 11h58 viewsPegasos flying right mintmark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena right,to left bearded ithyphallic herm facing right,standing on three steps,caduceus and mintmark.
ex CNG 103 lot 146 9-14-16
ex Thomas BentleyCederlind.
ex Gorny & Mosch auc 233 lot 1400 10-6-15
ex Sotheby Zurich lot 385 4-5-1973
ex The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ex J.Pierpont Morgan 1905.
ex John Ward pl.11 465 Greek coins and their Parent Cities 1902
2 commentsGrant H07/19/19 at 10:50Grant H: And I was the one to discover it.
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Facing Head of Larissa33 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, round curl to the l. of the head1; earring on the r. (?), wearing wire necklace (?). Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (parallel with the lower part of the hind legs), preparing to roll, ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 346 BC2; Weight: 6.05g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 130º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; SNG COP 121.

Notes:
1On p. 10 of Lorber Hoard Catharine Lorber observes that on later Phase L-III head types the round curl to the left of the head “...tends to evolve into a long wavy lock scarcely different from the others above and below it.” Therefore, perhaps this coin falls earlier in Phase L-III.
2This is the date range given in Lorber Hoard, p. 11. She states that the Third Sacred War must have been the historical context for the intensive Phase L-III drachm production.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: ex. Pegasi Auction, A22, lot 117

Photo credits: Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

Sources

HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.
4 commentsTracy Aiello07/08/19 at 11:49Grant H: love the horse
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Facing Head of Larissa51 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly r., wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and wire necklace. Border of dots.
Rev: reverse horse crouching l., l. foreleg raised, preparing to roll and lie down. ΛAPI above horse and ΣAIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 380 - 365 BC1; Weight: 5.812g; Diameter: 20.8mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: BCD Thessaly I 1149; BCD Thessaly II 283; McClean 4623; HGC 4 441; Lorber - Shahar, Middle Series 1 Type A (O1/R42

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I.
2Unfortunately this website no longer functions and it will not be brought back up (Catharine Lorber, personal communication, September 7, 2018).
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website no longer functions.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
3 commentsTracy Aiello06/23/19 at 11:53Grant H: love the horse
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Akarnania, Leukas.34 viewsAkarnania, Leukas. After 435 BC. AR Stater (8.39 gm). Pegasus r., with pointed wing. Λ monogram below. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Hippocamp behind. Λ monogram. VF. Pegasi V, #113. HGC 4 #823; BCP Akarnania 224; Pegasi II #107.1 commentsChristian T06/07/19 at 13:09Grant H: nice coin I tried to bid on it,but there site was ...
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Caria, Satraps25 viewsMaussolos. 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.18 gm). Facing laureate head of Apollo Helios. / Zeus Laubraundos stdg. r. holding labrys (double axe) & scepter. MAYΣΣΩΛΛO, small Π below elbow.  nEF.   CNG 76/1 746. Ex Peus 392 (4 May 2007) #4348. Traité II 93 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock 2360; SNG Munich 3. cf SNG Cop 590 1 commentsChristian T06/02/19 at 19:36Grant H: A Masterpiece AAA+++
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Caria, Satraps. Hekatomnos27 viewsHekatomnos 395-377 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.11 gm). Zeus Laubraundos stdg, holding labrys (double axe) and spear. / Lion crouching r. gVF. SNG Kayhan 868; SNG Cop-; SNG von Aulock 2354. cf. CNG 50 #855. 1 commentsChristian T05/31/19 at 22:10Grant H: love the lion
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Philip III Tetradrachm110 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 20:54Grant H: love the Helios head
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 33 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
5 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 22:02Grant H: love the dolphins
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-420 BC 25mm Jenkins 457 O85/R17527 viewsNike driving quadriga right,holding reins,large olive wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right,heron in front.3 commentsGrant H03/09/19 at 11:25Grant H: Thanks will post better photo when coin is in hand
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol46 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 21:39Grant H: love the hippocamp
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Punic occupation half shekel76 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 11:04Grant H: love the horse
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.42 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
2 commentsLeo02/09/19 at 21:35Grant H: love the mask
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater.40 viewsTime of Timoleon and the Third Democracy, circa 344-338 BC. Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena right, ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ around. Pegasi 2, SNG ANS 496. 8.02g, 22mm, 6h.
Near Extremely Fine. Toned.
From the collection of C.S., Germany.
4 commentsLeo09/01/18 at 22:33Grant H: love the winged horse
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Calabria, Taras; c. 332-302 BC, Stater33 views7.88g. Vlasto-651, HN Italy-941. Obv: Youth on horseback r. crowning horse. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin l., holding palm branch; helmet behind.. Choice VF2 commentsLeo08/09/18 at 21:10Grant H: great boy on the dolphin A+
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras (c. 344-340 B.C.), Silver Stater.89 views8.03g., 2h
Naked youth on a horse pacing right, crowning the horse with a wreath held in his extended right hand, K(KAA?) and an upright club below the horse, rev. TAP-A-Σ, Phalanthos riding on a dolphin left, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, and a trident and a shield in his left, Ω below dolphin's tail, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert, Group 49, 685 (V260/R532); Vlasto 509 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 173 (these dies); SNG ANS 960; HN Italy 887. An exceptional example, well-struck from fresh dies and perfectly centred on a flan of good metal, extremely fine and most attractive.
From Sovereign Rarities (2018)

The "K" or "KAL" engraver was one of the finest Greek masters working in the 4th century. His work though rare, can also be found on coins from Heraklea, Metapontion, and Thouroi.
3 commentsLeo06/15/18 at 19:34Grant H: I like how the disign fits in the compas drawn cir...
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Calabria, Taras (c. 344-340 B.C.), Silver Stater.83 views8.03g., 2h
Naked youth on a horse pacing right, crowning the horse with a wreath held in his extended right hand, K(KAA?) and an upright club below the horse, rev. TAP-A-Σ, Phalanthos riding on a dolphin left, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, and a trident and a shield in his left, Ω below dolphin's tail, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert, Group 49, 685 (V260/R532); Vlasto 509 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 173 (these dies); SNG ANS 960; HN Italy 887. An exceptional example, well-struck from fresh dies and perfectly centred on a flan of good metal, extremely fine and most attractive.
From Sovereign Rarities (2018)

The "K" or "KAL" engraver was one of the finest Greek masters working in the 4th century. His work though rare, can also be found on coins from Heraklea, Metapontion, and Thouroi.
4 commentsLeo05/25/18 at 20:05Grant H: great boy on the dolphin A+
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Sicily Gela AR Hexas-Dionkion 3mm 0.09g circa 480-470 BC very rare Jenkins list one coin in the British Museum35 viewsBridle horse head to right in circle of dots.Rev Two pellets {mark of value} in linear circle.2 commentsGrant H04/10/18 at 11:14Grant H: quite right
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Taras, Calabria65 views302-281 BC (Period VI)
AR Didrachm (20.5mm, 7.88g)
Arethon magistrate.
O: Naked boy of androgynous aspect crowning horse standing right, left foreleg raised; ΣA above, APE/ΘΩN (magistrate) in two lines below.
R: Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding tripod in extended right hand; TAPAΣ around to right, CAΣ below.
Vlasto 666; Evans VI, A-1; Cote 321; McGill II, 59; SNG France 1869; HN Italy 957; SNG Cop 862; SNG ANS 1046-50
ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Struck between the time of Kleonymos and the coming of Pyrrhus, Period VI represents the first appearance of the full length magistrate signatues on Tarentine coinage, in this case one Arethon.
This type (along with Vlasto 836) is possibly the most common didrachm in the entire series. Still, this specimen is very well centered with a full tripod showing on the flan, and has some nice golden highlights which i find quite appealing.
4 commentsEnodia04/10/18 at 11:09Grant H: love the horse
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra & Tetdradrachma circa 465-450 BC32 viewsTwo coins from Gela with same style man-headed bull no doubt by the same die engraver2 commentsGrant H04/04/18 at 20:54Grant H: Thanks Jay they are in great shape
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 123 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/11/18 at 20:42Grant H: love the octopus
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GREEK, Athens, Greece, Pi-Style III Tetradrachm, 353 - c. 340 B.C.51 viewsSH86206. Silver tetradrachm, Kroll Pi-Style p. 244, fig. 8; Flament p. 126, 3; SNG Cop 63; SNG Munchen 96; SNG Delepierre 1479; Svoronos Athens pl. 20: 2, Choice VF, well centered on a tight flan typical of the type, toned, bumps and marks, weight 17.153 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 270o, Athens mint, 353 - c. 340 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and pi-style floral scroll, pellet in ear; reverse owl standing right, head facing, pellet over eyes, olive sprig and crescent left, AΘE downward on right, all within incuse square1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 08:33Grant H: love the owl
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 09:15Grant H: love the ox
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Sicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 17.30 g 25mm 1h Jenkins 104 O32/R5996 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,Nike flying right crowning the horses with wreath.Rev forepart of man-headed bull [Gelas] right of fine style.
EX The New York sale 42,lot 25 Ira & Larry Goldberg
EX. The Dionysus collection.
EX.Roma E3 LOT 49 11-30-13
4 commentsGrant H01/14/18 at 18:52Grant H: love the Bull
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Lucania Sybaris drachm97 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
4 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 18:36Grant H: love the Bull
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Taras, Calabria104 views480-470 BC
AR Hexante (5mm, 0.08g)
O: Scallop shell with 7 teeth, within linear border.
R: Wheel with four spokes.
Vlasto 1118; Cote 11; SNG France 1617; HN Italy 836
Rare
From the E.E. Clain-Stephanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Only a few less than can dance on this coin!
This tiny and rare little coin is now the smallest in my collection. Being but 5mm and weighing less than 1/10th of a gram, this coin is about the size the LED 'Power On' light on a small device.


4 commentsEnodia10/21/17 at 18:09Grant H: real nice
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 350-320 BC 21 mm 8.30g 12h69 viewsPegasos with pointed wing flying right.Rev head of Athena in Corinthian helmet right with Lion behind and mintmark.overstruck on unknown type.2 commentsGrant H08/14/17 at 09:51Grant H: Thanks
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Greek, CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin)107 viewsYouthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Prof. Langlotz Collection, Auctiones AG 23, 17-18 June 1993, 185.

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
3 commentsLeo08/13/17 at 10:03Grant H: real nice coin
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LUCANIA, Sybaris. Circa 550-510 BC. AR Nomos43 views28.5mm, 7.97 g, 12h
Bull standing left, head right; ¨µ in exergue / Incuse bull standing right, head left. S&S Class B, pl. 48, 4–8; Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729; SNG ANS 828-44; SNG Lloyd 449–50; Basel 168–9; Dewing 406–7. VF, lightly toned. Good metal.
1 commentsLeo06/17/17 at 09:48Grant H: real nice bull
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #938152 viewsCalabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo04/10/17 at 12:25Grant H: love the horse
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Drachm circa 304-294 BC 18mm 5.42 g116 viewsBoeotian shield.Rev Amphora within incuse square.
EX BCD
EX Glendning 20June 1984
EX Lockett lot 1613 27 May 1959
EX Helbing Munich 1928.
2 commentsGrant H02/18/17 at 18:15Grant H: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett
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Sicily Syracuse Siculo Punic AR Tetradrachm circa 350-320 BC 27mm 17.26g 7h92 viewsWreathed head of Arethusa right,wearing triple - pendant earring and necklace,three dolpdins around in front nose to nose,behind the sign of Tanit.Rev horse right with palm tree behind,the horse left foreleg bent a vertical caduceus before.3 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 19:58Grant H: Thanks Jay,Gorny & mosch auc 244 lot 115 has a coi...
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h131 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.3 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 19:50Grant H: Thank you Alex, my photos do not do justice for th...
   
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