Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 75





Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 8'000 CHF Price realized: 17'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Neapolis
Didrachm circa 400-380, AR 7.42 g. Diademed head of nymph Parthenope facing three-quarters r. Rev. NEOPOLI / THS partially retrograde Man-headed bull advancing l. Sambon 335 (this coin). Jameson 45 (this coin). Gillet 13 (this coin). AMB 43 (this coin). Rutter 71 (this coin).
Extremely rare and among the finest, if not the best, specimen known. A fascinating issue
with a superb portrait of fine Classical style. Lovely old cabinet tone, two almost
invisible marks, otherwise good very fine / about extremely fine
Ex Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 1896, Bunbury, 37, and NAC 13, 1998, 43 sales. From the Jameson, Gillet and ADM collections.

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