Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 125





Estimate: 4'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'600 CHF Price realized: 3'600 CHF
GREEK COINS
Selinus
Tetradrachm circa 420, AR 17.17 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by Artemis, holding reins in both hands; beside her Apollo r., shooting arrow from bow. In exergue, barley-grain. Rev. SEL - INONTI - [ON] The young river-god Selinus, naked, standing l., holding laurel branch in l. hand and sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar; in front of which, cock. In r. field, bull standing l. on rectangular base, above, Selinon leaf. Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 2 (this reverse die). SNG ANS 699 (these dies). Schwabacher 30.
Rare. Light iridescent tone, obverse as usual from a worn die and minor area of
porosity, otherwise good very fine / extremely fine
Ex J. Elsen sale 64, 2000, 113.

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