Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 115





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 9'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Himera
Tetradrachm before 405, AR 17.15 g. Fast quadriga driven r. by nymph Himera; above, Nike flying l. to crown her with r. hand, while holding with her l. a tablet inscribed MAI. In exergue, hippocampus l. Rev. [IMEPAION] retrograde. The nymph Himera, wearing chiton and peplos, standing to front and facing l.; she holds patera in r. hand sacrificing over altar with square horns, while her l. arm is extended with open hand. To r., bearded Satyr facing, bathing in fountain basin, water emanating from a spout in the shape of a lion's head. In exergue, [II]. Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 (these dies). Gutman-Schwabacher 20 (these dies). Biucchi, Q. Tic 17, 1988, 22 (these dies). AMB 306 (these dies). Kraay-Hirmer pl. 22,71 (these dies). Boehringer, Essays Kraay-Mørkholm, pl. VII, 9 (these dies).
Wonderful iridescent tone and a perfect Fdc
Ex Kunst und Münzen sale XXVIII, 1992, 99.

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