Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session 1, Lot 137

Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 6'500 CHF
Tetradrachm circa 310-304 under Agathocles, AR 17.11 g. ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore-Persephone r., wearing barley wreath, earring with drop pendant and necklace; hair flows freely over neck. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ Nike, naked to waist, standing r., holding nail in l. hand and hammer in lowered l., about to affix conical helmet to top of trophy of arms consisting of cuirass, shield and greaves. In lower central field, monogram AI and to r., triskeles. SNG München 1267 (this reverse die). Gulbenkian 334 (this obverse die). Ierardi 91.
A very rare variety. Lovely light iridescent tone, minor area of weakness
on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Sternberg XXIX, 1995, 47, and Triton VII, 2004, 108 sales.

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