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559 Carian Islands, Rhodes, Lindos (c.515-475 B.C.), Silver Stater, 13.91g.

Head of a roaring lion to right, with gaping jaws.

Rev.

Rectangular incuse, with uneven surfaces, divided by a thick band (Cahn, ‘Die Archaischen Silberstatere von Lindon’, in Charites, Festchrift fur E.

Langlotz, Group D; SNG Keckman 352; BMC 1, pl.

“V, 7; cf.

Asyut 707; cf.

SNG von Aulock 2782).

Excellent metal, well-struck, good very fine and rare. $ 7,000 Ex Frank Sternberg, Auction XXIV, Zurich, 19 & 20 November 1990, lot 109 Rhodes Tetradrachm of Outstanding Style 560 Carian Islands, Rhodes (c.404-375 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 15.14g, .

Head of Helios facing, inclined slightly to right.

Rev.

POΔION, rose, with a bud on left, Φ and bucranium to right, all within an incuse square (D.

Bérend, ‘Les Tétradrachmes de Rhodes de la première période, 1er partie’, SNR 51, 1972, pl. 7, 75 (this coin); Ashton 42, pl. 6.2; BMC 20 (this obverse die)).

Outstanding style, one of the very finest of this series, very well-struck in high relief on excellent metal, good extremely fine, a superb coin. $ 30,000 This coin published in ‘Les Tétradrachmes de Rhodes de la première période, 1er partie’, D.

Bérend, SNR 51, 1972, 75, illustrated on pl. 7. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction VIII, Beverly Hills, 6 June 1980, 300 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 10 February 1983 The inspiration for the facing head coinage of Rhodes most likely comes from the facing heads of Arethusa engraved by the artist Kimon at Syracuse (see lot 179).

The head of Helios on this coin has been engraved to a very high standard of artistry.

The eyes gaze out from the coin with an arresting expression; in contrast to the Syracusan facing heads, Helios is rendered with a strength and power that immediately connects with the viewer.

The reverse of the coin bears a rose, engraved with a wonderful sense of realism and definition.

The impact of the whole design on both sides is enhanced on this particular example by the wonderful quality of the metal and the strength of strike. 561 Carian Islands, Rhodes (c.333-316 B.C.), Silver Didrachm, 6.87g, .

Head of Helios facing, inclined slightly to right.

Rev. [P]OΔION, rose, with a bud on right, a bunch of grapes and E on lower left, all within an incuse square (Ashton 98, pl. 6.5; SNG Keckman 436-7; SNG von Aulock 2790; BMC 27, pl.

“VI, 8; SNG Copenhagen 728; cf.

Ashton, ‘Rhodian Coinage and the Colossus’, RN 1988, pl.

XV, 21).

Wonderful style, good extremely fine, a very attractive coin. $ 5,500 Purchased privately in 1987 562 Pseudo-Rhodian (c.175-170 B.C.), Silver Drachm, 2.65g, .

Imitation issue minted in Thessaly.

Head of Helios facing, slightly inclined to right.

Rev.

EPMIAΣ, rose, with a bud on right, Z-Ω either side of stem (SNG Keckman 793-795 (attributed to Thessaly); Price, Kraay-Mørkholm Essays, pp. 241-2 (attributed to Northern Greece); SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 358 (attributed to Rhodian Peraia)).

Lightly toned, good extremely fine. $ 450 Although the attribution of this issue has been debated, it seems likely that it was struck by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries, who would have been familiar with Rhodian issues, in the Third Macedonian War against the Romans (see R.

Ashton, NC 1988, pp. 29-30). Purchased from B.A.

Seaby Ltd., London, 30 September 1983 KINGDOM OF LYDIA 563 — 566 Lycia, Uncertain Dynast (c.500-440 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.30g, .

Bearded sea-serpent to left.

Rev.

Bearded sea-serpent to left, within a dotted square border within an incuse square (Rosen 708 (this coin); cf.

Hess – Leu 49 (1971), lot 233).

Toned, very fine, a fascinating mythical type and of the highest rarity. $ 7,000 This coin published in ‘Early Greek Coins from the Collection of Jonathan P.

Rosen’, N.

Waggoner, ACNAC 5, 1983, p. 45-6, illustrated on pl. 26. Ex Frank Sternberg, Auction VIII, Zurich, 16 & 17 November 1978, lot 141 Ex Jonathan P.

Rosen Collection, Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auction 72, Basel, 6 October 1987, lot 348 An Exceptional Stater of Lycia 567 Lycia, Uncertain Dynast (c.500-440 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.30g, .

Sphinx seated to left, raising its right foreleg.

Rev.

Crab, within an incuse (cf.

Vismara II, pl.

VI, 51 (for reverse) & 52 (for obverse); SNG von Aulock 8467; cf.

Rosen 704).

Lightly toned, good very fine, an attractive and well-struck example, very rare. $ 6,000 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 14 January 1990 568 Lycia, Uncertain Dynast (c.500-440 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.34g, .

Mint of Tlos (?).

Lion seated to right, its head facing and its left foreleg raised.

Rev.

Forepart of Pegasos, with curled wing, facing to left, all within a dotted square border within an incuse square (cf.

Vismara II, pl.

VII, 58-9 (lion left and Pegasos right); cf.

SNG Berry 1174 and SNG von Aulock 4086 (Pegasos right and within an incuse circle)).

Traces of overstriking, toned, nearly extremely fine and a very rare variety. $ 2,000 Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, Volume XCIV, Number 10, London, December 1986, 8135 569 Lycia, Uncertain Dynast (c.500-440 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.33g, .

Lion to left, devouring the leg of its prey.

Rev.

Bull’s head facing to left, within a dotted border within an incuse square (cf.

SNG von Aulock 4099 (similar obverse, but triskeles on reverse) and 4070 for reverse).

Good very fine, extremely rare and apparently unpublished. $ 1,250 Ex Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auction 72, Basel, 6 October 1987, lot 669 570 Lycia, Uncertain Dynast (c.450 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.78g.

Herakles, naked, advancing to left, raising his club above his head in his right hand, a small dog stands to left between his legs, looking upwards.

Rev.

Triskeles within a dotted circular border within an incuse circle (C.M.

Kraay, ‘Greek Coins Recently Acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, NC 1954, p. 17, pl.

II, 10 (these dies); Vismara II, 78 (this obverse die); Rosen 711 (this obverse die); SNG von Aulock 4096-4097).

Attractively toned, excellent style, good very fine, rare, a very appealing coin. $ 5,000 Ex Hess – Leu, Auction 19, Lucerne, 12 & 13 April 1962, lot 308 Ex Bank Leu AG, Auction 42, Zurich, 12 May 1987, lot 320 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 22 January 1988 571 Dynasts of Lycia, Kuprlli (c.460-440 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.73g, .

Dolphin to right, a dotted line along its body, a dotted line below.

Rev.

KO, triskeles left, one of the branches ending in the head of a monster, all within a dotted square border within an incuse square (BMC 53, pl.

III, 14 (this reverse die); SNG von Aulock -; Vismara -).

Some residual lustre, well-struck, extremely fine and very rare, a very attractive coin . $ 7,500 Purchased from G.

Müller, 27 June 1988 572 Dynasts of Lycia, Wekhssere I (c.450-420 B.C.), Silver Stater, 8.37g, .

Forepart of Pegasos facing to left, its wings open, diskeles above, all on a raised central disc within a circle.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘wekhs’), triskeles, diskeles on left, within a dotted square border within an incuse square (Vismara I, 23 (D2/R4) (this coin)).

Obverse die a little worn, oval flan, toned, good very fine. $ 2,750 This coin published in ‘Monetazione Arcaica della Lycia’, vol.

I, N.

Vismara (1989), 23. Ex Münz Zentrum, Auction 65, Cologne, 1988, lot 223 Purchased from Athena, Munich, 10 April 1990 From The ‘Kunstfreund’ Collection 573 Dynasts of Lycia, Spintaza (late 5th century B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.06g, .

Phellus (?) mint.

Head of Aphrodite (?) facing to left, small A on cheek.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘Sppntaza’), tetraskeles, all within a dotted square within an incuse square (SNG von Aulock 4164 (these dies); Vismara II, 135; BMC 95; Babelon, Traité 337).

Broad flan, toned, extremely fine and rare. $ 6,000 Ex G.

Durufle Collection, Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, 9-11 May 1910, lot 578 Ex ‘Kunstfreund’ Collection, Bank Leu AG & Münzen und Medaillen AG, Zurich, 28 May 1974, lot 167 Ex Spink Auction 65, London, 5 October 1988, lot 75 574 Dynasts of Lycia, Erbbina (c.420-400 B.C.), Silver Stater, 8.49g, .

Telmessos (?) mint.

Head of Athena facing to left, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with volute and olive-leaves.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘erbbina’), Herakles, wearing a lion’s skin on his head and wrapped round his left arm, fighting to left, his left foot on raised ground, a quiver hangs at his side, he holds a bow in his extended left hand and his club in his raised right hand, all within a circular dotted border within an incuse circle (S.

Hurter, Tissaphernes-Fund, in Essays to Thompson, 28a, pl. 9 (this coin); Vismara II, 185, pl.

XIX (these dies); BMC 132, pl.

VII, 16 (these dies); Mørkholm & Zahle II, 72-73; SNG von Aulock –).

Light traces of double-striking on the reverse, lightly toned, about extremely fine and rare. $ 5,000 This coin published in ‘Der Tissaphernes-Fund’ S.

Hurter, in Essays in Honor of Margaret Thompson (1979), p. 105, 28a, illustrated on pl. 9. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auction 18, Zurich, 5 May 1977, lot 223 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 11 January 1990 575 Dynasts of Lycia, Vekhssere II (c.410-390 B.C.), Silver Stater, 8.53g, .

Head of Athena facing to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with a volute and olive-leaves.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘ddentimi’), two confronted lions seated on a dotted ground line, their heads turned facing, each raising one of its forepaws, a spiral symbol between them, all within a dotted circular border within an incuse circle (S.

Hurter, ‘Tissaphernes-Fund’, in Essays to Thompson, 4, pl. 8 (these dies); cf.

SNG von Aulock 4185 for type).

Broad flan, well-struck for issue, lightly toned, extremely fine and rare, a very good example. $ 4,000 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988 From The Podalia Hoard Ex Von Aulock Collection 576 Dynasts of Lycia, Trbbenimi at Zemu (c.400 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.60g, .

Lion’s scalp facing.

Rev. Σ-T-I , triskeles, Lycian letter below, all within an incuse square (SNG von Aulock 4227 (this coin); Olçay & Mørkholm, ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, NC 1971, 360 (A3-P6), pl. 6 (this coin); Babelon, Traité pl.

CIII, 8).

Lightly toned, good very fine. $ 3,750 This coin published in ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, Olçay & Mørkholm, NC (1971), 360, illustrated on pl. 6. From the Podalia Hoard (IGCH 1262) Ex Hans von Aulock Collection, 4227 Ex Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auction 53, Basel, 29 November 1977, lot 125 Ex Spink & Son Numismatics Ltd., Auction 20, Zurich, 6 October 1986, lot 318 577 Dynasts of Lycia, Zagaba (c.400-380 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.87g, .

Lion’s scalp facing.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘zakhabaha’), head of Athena facing, inclined slightly to left, wearing a plumed helmet and a necklace, a laurel-branch on right (Olçay & Mørkholm, ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, NC 1971, 12 (A2-P2), pl.

I (this coin); cf.

Vismara 210 (Third Stater)).

Traces of overstriking on reverse, toned, nearly extremely fine and very rare. $ 1,800 This coin published in ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, Olçay & Mørkholm, NC (1971), 12, illustrated on pl. 1. From the Podalia Hoard (IGCH 1262) Ex Hess – Leu, Auction 19, Lucerne, 12 & 13 April 1962, lot 313 578 Dynasts of Lycia, Mithrapata (c.380-360 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.77g, .

Lion’s scalp facing, small triskeles below.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘Mithrapata’), bearded head of dynast facing to left, triskeles below on right, all within an incuse square (Olçay & Mørkholm, ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, NC 1971, 75, pl. 2 (A7-P7); Boston supplement 225 (this reverse die); SNG von Aulock 4238 var.).

Attractive style, cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine. $ 8,000 From the Podalia Hoard (IGCH 1262) Ex Hess – Leu, Auction 49, Lucerne, 27 & 28 April 1971, lot 234 Ex Spink & Son Numismatics Ltd., Auction 20, Zurich, 6 October 1986, lot 319 The Second Recorded Example From The Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection 579 Lycia, Unknown Dynast of Araxa (c.380 B.C.), 8.37g, .

Lion’s scalp facing.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘Araththihe’), female head facing, wearing a radiate crown, earrings and a necklace (O.

Mørkholm & G.

Neumann, Die Lykischen Münzlegenden, 1978, p. 31, M. 247 = S.

Hurter, ‘Der TissaphernesFund’, Essays in honour of M.

Thompson, 1979, 35 (this coin)).

Softly struck on obverse, traces of double-striking on reverse, otherwise extremely fine and exceedingly rare, apparently the second known example. $ 10,000 This coin published in ‘Die Lykischen Münzlegenden’, O.

Mørkholm & G.

Neumann (1978), p. 31, M. 247; and in ‘Der Tissaphernes-Fund’, S.

Hurter, in Essays in Honour of Margaret Thompson (1979), p. 106, 35a, illustrated on pl. 9. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auction 18, Zurich, 5 May 1977, lot 226 Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Sotheby’s, New York, 21 & 22 June 1990, lot 555 The other published example of this coin is in the Copenhagen Collection. From The Von Aulock Collection 580 Dynasts of Lycia, Perikle (c.375-360 B.C.), Silver Stater, 9.84g, .

Phellus mint, c.370 B.C.

Head of dynast facing, inclined slightly to left, wearing a laurel-wreath, and with drapery round neck, a small dolphin swimming downwards on right.

Rev.

Lycian legend (‘PERIKLE’), warrior, naked but for a crested Corinthian helmet, advancing to right, brandishing a short sword and holding a round shield, triskeles on upper right, a sea-shell (?) on lower right, all within an incuse square (SNG von Aulock 4250 (this coin); Olçay & Mørkholm, ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, NC 1971, 398 (A1-P3) (this coin); Vismara, pl.

XXIII, 215 (these dies); L.

Mildenberg, Mithrapata and Perikles, Proceedings of the 8th International Numismatic Congress, Rome 1961 (1965), 21).

Reverse die a little worn, a wonderful portrait of exceptional classical style, good very fine. $ 3,000 This coin published in ‘The Coin Hoard from Podalia’, Olçay & Mørkholm, NC (1971), 398; and in SNG Sammlung Hans von Aulock, 4250. From the Podalia Hoard (IGCH 1262) Ex Hans von Aulock Collection, 4250 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 31 March 1988 The Lycian coinage of Mithrapata and Perikle bear dynastic portraits of superb style.

On the above coin the influence of the facing Syracusan coinage can be seen.

The dynast is represented in an idealised classical style, looking out from the coin with serene majesty, his hair flowing freely around him.

The portrait almost imitates the rendering of immortal beings found on other facing head coinage.

These remarkable issues were unfortunately short-lived, and they appear to have come to an end after the invasion of Lycia by Maussollos in around 360 B.C. PAMPHYLIA 581 Pamphylia, Side (c.480-460 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.93g, .

Pomegranate, a dolphin to left below.

Rev.

Helmeted head of Athena facing to right (S.

Atlan, ‘Untersuchungen über die sidetischen Münzen des V.

Und IV.

Jahrhunderts v.

Chr.’, 1967, 4, 4 (this coin); SNG von Aulock 4760; SNG Copenhagen 368; BMC pl.

XXV, 7-8; SNG France 625; Babelon, Traité pl. 24, 6).

Very fine and very rare. $ 3,000 Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG, Auction VII, Basel, 3 & 4 December 1948, lot 488 Ex C.

Gillet Collection Ex Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auction 68, Basel, 15 April 1986, lot 306 CILICIA 582 Cilicia, Kelenderis (c.425-400 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.08g, .

Naked youth on horseback to right, holding a whip in his right hand and the rein in his left, preparing to leap from the horse, MT monogram below.

Rev.

KEΛEN, goat kneeling to right, its head turned back to face left, a monogram of ΩM below (half-erased from the die), a monogram of ZE in the exergue, a countermark of a bull on left (cf.

SNG Berry 1264 (this obverse die, with the monogram removed); SNG France 72 (these dies, with the monogram below the goat fully visible and without the monogram in the exergue; Babelon, Traité, pl.

CXL, 16 (these dies, with a monogram added in the exergue); cf.

SNG Levante 25; cf.

SNG von Aulock 5637 for the countermark).

A fascinating coin, showing the re-use of dies at this mint, attractive grey-purple toning, extremely fine and rare. $ 3,500 Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction IX, New York, 10 December 1980, lot 296 Ex Spink Auction 71, London, 11 October 1989, lot 93 — Purchased privately in 1989 594 Cilicia, Soloi, Tiribazos (386-380 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.73g, .

Ahura-mazda, his body terminated at the waist by a winged solar disk, holding a wreath and lotus-flower; within a shallow incuse circle.

Rev.

Baal standing to half-left, holding a sceptre in his left hand and an eagle in his right, ΣO on left, Cilician legend (‘TRIBZW’) on right (SNG Levante 49; BMC 25, pl.

XXVI, 2; Babelon, Traité II, 2, 581).

Toned, very fine and very rare. $ 900 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1990 595 Cilicia, Soloi (c.380-350 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.61g, .

Bearded head of Herakles facing to right, wearing a lion’s skin tied around his neck.

Rev. ΣOΛEΩN (retrograde), head of satrap facing to right, wearing a Persian headdress (SNG France 159 var.; SNG Levante 50 var.; SNG von Aulock 5862 var.).

Nearly extremely fine, a rare variety. $ 900 Ex Jascha Heifetz Collection, Part 2, Superior Galleries, New York, 9 & 10 December 1989, lot 2722 Ex Bank Leu Ltd., Auction 52, Zurich, 15 May 1991, lot 105 There have been various theories regarding the identity of the head on the reverse of this coin.

Tiribazos of Armenia, or possibly Pharnabazos, have both been suggested but the identity remains uncertain. 596 Cilicia, Soloi (c.350-300 B.C.), Silver Stater, 7.68g, .

Head of Athena facing to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet.

Rev. ΣOΛEΩN, a large bunch of grapes on a stem with tendrils and a leaf on left, a rose and ΦIΛ on left, an owl standing facing on right (BMC 32, pl.

XXVI, 7 (these dies); cf.

SNG France 179 var.; cf.

SNG Levante 51 var.; cf.

SNG von Aulock 5870-1 var.).

Extremely fine and rare. $ 850 Ex Collection of Ancient Greek Gold and Silver Coins formed by a Foreign Amateur, Glendining & Co., London, 13 December 1963, lot 352 597 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Pharnabazos (379-374 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.90g, .

Cilician legend (‘HLK’), head of Herakles facing, inclined slightly to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress.

Rev.

TEPΣIKON, male head facing to left, wearing an Athenian helmet (SNG Levante, Supplement 1, 17; SNG France 240; R.A.

Moysey, ‘The Silver Stater Issues of Pharnabazos and Datames from the Mint of Tarsus in Cilicia’, ANS MN 31, 1986, pl. 2, 25; BMC 22).

Lightly toned, about extremely fine , an excellent example of this attractive coin, rare. $ 6,000 Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auction 48, Munich, 2 April 1990, lot 526 It is probable that the inspiration for this obverse facing type came from the coins of Herakleia Pontika (see lot 431). 598 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Pharnabazos (379-374 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.75g, .

Cilician legend (‘BLTRZ’ = Baaltars), Baal enthroned three-quarters facing to left, holding a sceptre surmounted by a lotus-flower.

Rev.

Cilician legend (‘FRNBZW’ = Pharnabazos), head of a bearded warrior facing to left, wearing a crested Attic helmet (cf.

SNG Levante 72 var.; cf.

SNG France 251ff.).

Lightly toned, extremely fine, a rare variety. $ 1,200 Ex Spink Auction 25, London, 24-25 November 1982, lot 119 599 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Datames (378-372 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.43g, .

Cilician legend (‘BLTRZ’ = Baaltars), Baal enthroned three-quarters facing to right, holding a bunch of grapes, an ear of corn, and an eagle-tipped sceptre, M below the throne, all within a crenellated wall.

Rev.

Cilician legend (‘TRDMW’ = Datames), satrap enthroned three-quarters facing to right, wearing a kidaris and Persian dress, and holding an arrow, a winged solar-disk above, a bow on right (R.A.

Moysey, ‘The Silver Stater Issues of Pharnabazos and Datames from the Mint of Tarsus in Cilicia’, ANS MN 31, 1986, pl. 5, 59 (this coin); cf.

SNG France 282ff.; cf.

SNG Levante 85ff.; SNG von Aulock 5951 var.; BMC 32 var.).

Attractively toned, nearly extremely fine, a very rare variety. $ 4,000 Ex L.

Hamburger, Auction 92, Frankfurt, 11 & 12 June 1930, lot 392 Ex Bank Leu AG, Auction 15, Zurich, 4 & 5 May 1976, lot 335 Ex Frank Sternberg, Auction XVIII, Zurich, 20 & 21 November 1986, lot 183 600 Cilicia, Tarsos (c.370 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.68g, .

TEPΣIKON, female head (Hera?) facing to left, wearing a stephane decorated with a palmette between two circles, and wearing an earring and a necklace.

Rev.

Herakles kneeling to left, wrestling the Nemean lion, a club below (SNG Levante 63 (this reverse die); SNG France 235; E.S.G.

Robinson, ‘Greek Coins Acquired by the British Museum 1938-1948’, NC 1948, p. 58, pl.

V, 11 (these dies); SNG von Aulock -).

Attractive iridescent tone, nearly extremely fine, rare . $ 1,500 Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auction 52, Munich, 6 November 1990, lot 357 601 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Mazaios (c.361-334 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.62g, .

Baaltars, wearing a himation over his lower limbs, seated to left, his upper body facing, holding a grain-ear and a bunch of grapes in his right hand and a lotus-headed sceptre in his left, Aramaic legend on right (‘ BLTRZ’ = Baaltars), Aramaic letter below the seat.

Rev.

Lion attacking a stag to left, Aramaic legend above (‘ MZDI’ = Mazaios), O below, all within a shallow incuse square (SNG France 318; Boston 2136; SNG Levante -, cf. 111 var.; SNG von Aulock -, cf. 5954-6 var.).

Extremely fine. $ 3,000 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 12 December 1990 602 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Mazaios (c.361-334 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.89g, .

Baaltars, wearing a himation over his lower limbs, seated to left, his head and upper body facing, holding an eagle, an ear of corn and a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and a lotus-headed sceptre in his left, Aramaic legend on right (‘BLTRZ’ = Baaltars), Aramaic letters on left and below seat.

Rev.

Lion attacking a bull to left, Aramaic legend above (‘MZDI’ = Mazaios), an ear of corn and an Aramaic letter below (SNG von Aulock 5959; cf.

BMC 53 var.; cf.

SNG Levante 104 var.; cf.

SNG France 348-9 var.).

Struck on a very broad flan, some residual lustre, extremely fine, an excellent example. $ 2,250 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2 September 1989 603 Cilicia, Tarsos, Satrap Mazaios (c.361-334 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.92g, .

Baaltars, wearing a himation on his lower limbs, seated to left, holding a sceptre surmounted by an eagle, an ear of corn and a bunch of grapes on left, Aramaic legend on right (‘BLTRZ’ = Baaltars), Aramaic letters on left and below the seat.

Rev.

Lion to left, pouncing onto the back of a bull to right, two rows of crenellated walls, each with four towers, below, Aramaic legend around (‘MZDI ZI’L’BRNH RAWHLK’ = Mazaios Governor of Transeuphrates and Cilicia), Aramaic letters on left (SNG France 359; SNG Levante 113; SNG von Aulock -).

Toned, good very fine. $ 4,000 Purchased from B.A.

Seaby Ltd., London, 1987 CYPRUS 604 Cyprus, Lapethos, Sidqmelek (c.435 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.86g, .

Head of Athena facing to left, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, Phoenician legend (‘King of Lapethos’).

Rev.

Head of Athena facing, wearing a double-crested helmet with bull’s horn and ears, Phoenician legend (‘Sidqmelek’), a pellet above, all within an incuse square (BMC 9, pl.

VI, 8 (these dies, but without pellet added on the reverse)).

Cabinet tone, a little softly struck on the obverse, very fine to good very fine, very rare. $ 5,000 Ex Spink Auction 65, London, 5 October 1988, lot 77 An Exceptional Stater of Evagoras I From The ‘Kunstfreund’ Collection 605 Cyprus, Salamis, Evagoras I (c.411-374 B.C.), Silver Stater, 11.12g, .

Head of bearded Herakles facing to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress.

Rev.

Bearded goat seated to right on a dotted ground line, a grain of barley above, a kerykeion on right (O.

Masson & M.

Amandry, ‘Notes de Numismatique Chypriote, VI-VIII’, RN 1988, p. 37, Be. 4 (this coin); BMC 55; Boston 2144; Kraay – Hirmer pl. 194, 678).

Very well struck and well-centred, of excellent style and in an unusually fine state of preservation, cabinet tone, extremely fine and with a good pedigree. $ 15,000 This coin published in ‘Notes de Numismatique Chypriote, VI-VIII’, O.

Masson & M.

Amandry, RN 1988, p. 34, Be. 4. Ex ‘Kunstfreund’ Collection, Bank Leu AG & Münzen und Medaillen AG, Zurich, 28 May 1974, lot 226 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1984 606 Cyprus, Salamis, Evagoras I (c.411-374 B.C.), Silver Stater, 10.74g, .

Herakles, naked, seated on a rock draped with a lion’s skin to right, holding a club and a horn.

Rev.

Goat recumbent to right on a dotted ground line, Cypriot ‘PA’ on right, ‘SI LE O’ above, ‘SE’ in the exergue (Masson & Amandry, ‘Notes de Numismatique Chypriote, VI-VIII’, RN 1988, 1a-c).

Toned, very fine. $ 1,500 KINGDOM OF SYRIA — 609 Kingdom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Seleukos I Nikator (312-281 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 17.21g, .

Mint of Susa, struck after c.295 B.C.

Head of Zeus facing to right, wearing a laurel-wreath.

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BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena in a quadriga of elephants to right, brandishing a spear and a shield, an anchor above, a monogram and a bee below (Houghton & Lorber 178.1; Newell, ESM 327).

Well-struck, lightly toned, extremely fine. $ 4,250 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 16 March 1987 A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Tetradrachm of Seleukos I 610 Kingdom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Seleukos I Nikator (312-281 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 16.70g, .

Mint of Pergamon, struck 281 B.C.

Bridled head of horned horse (Bucephalus?) facing to right, its mouth open.

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BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣEΛEYKOY, elephant walking to right, a bee above, an anchor below (Houghton & Lorber, Seleucid Coins, part I, 1 (1); Houghton, Coins of the Seleucid Empire’ 633; Newell, ‘The Pergamene Mint under Philetaerus’, NNM 76, p. 10, 1, I; Newell, Western Seleucid Mints, 1528; cf. ‘Kunstfreund’, lot 249 = NFA XVIII, 1987, lot 287; Kraay – Hirmer pl. 204, 741).

A magnificent coin of almost medallic impact, broad flan, attractively toned, about extremely fine, one of the finest known examples of this extremely rare and historically significant coin. $ 75,000 Purchased privately in 1987 This extremely rare, and very impressive, coin was only struck for a brief period of time.

It is thought that the issue was a commemorative one, struck to mark the victory of Seleukos I over Lysimachos at the battle of Corupedium.

The horse on the obverse of the coin is perhaps a reference to Alexander’s own mount, Bucephalus (see lot 304 for a depiction of Alexander riding Bucephalus).

A huge horse and thought to be untameable, it is reported by Plutarch that Alexander won the horse when he was a thirteen-year-old boy after he subdued it, and that only he was able to ride the animal.

There are contradictory accounts of the fate of Bucephalus, some stating that he died of natural causes, and others that he perished following the battle of Hydaspes in 326 B.C. An alternative interpretation of the obverse of this coin could be a commemoration of the horse that enabled Seleukos’s flight from Babylon in 316 B.C.

The addition of the horns to the horse signifies that it is an heroic animal.

The elephant that appears on the reverse of the coin was a symbol of Seleucid might, in use since the reconquest of India in 304-303 B.C.

There are perhaps fewer than ten examples of this coin known today. 611 Kingdom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Antiochos IV Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 16.72g, .

Head of Zeus facing to right, wearing a laurel-wreath.

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BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ / NIKHΦOPOY, Zeus enthroned to left, holding Nike, who faces right to crown Zeus, in his outstretched right hand and a sceptre in his left (Houghton & Lorber 1398; Newell, SMA, 63; Houghton 106-7; SNG Spaer 1003; Gulbenkian 1039).

Broad flan, toned, excellent style, about extremely fine. $ 9,000 Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 6 October 1989 612 Kingdom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Demetrios I Soter (162-150 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 16.80g, .

Mint of Antioch, struck c.162-155/4 B.C.

Head facing to right, wearing a diadem, within a laurel-wreath border.

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BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Tyche seated to left on a throne supported by a winged tritoness, holding a short sceptre in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left, a monogram on left (Houghton & Lorber 1638n; Newell, SMA 96).

Toned, good very fine. $ 800 613 Kindgom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Antiochos VI, Dionysos (144-142 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 16.58g, .

Mint of Antioch, dated SE 169 = 144/3 B.C.

Head facing to right, radiate and wearing a diadem.

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BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΔIONYΣOY , the Dioskouroi galloping to left, holding lances, date ΘΞP below the horses, TPY, Φ and ΣTA on right, all within a wreath of lily, ivy and grain-ears (Houghton & Lorber 2000.2a; SNG Spaer 1762; Newell, SMA 232).

Broad flan, good very fine. $ 2,000 614

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