Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 100   |   29 May 2017 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 101

Estimate: 7'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'000 CHF Price realized: 8'750 CHF
Syracuse. Double decadrachm circa 400, AV 5.79 g. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of goddess l., hair elaborately waved and caught up behind in star-ornamented sphendone, wearing necklace, bar and triple-pendant earring; below chin, pellet and behind the head, eight-rayed star. Rev. Naked young Heracles kneeling r. on rocky ground, head to front, strangling the Nemean lion with both arms. Gulbenkian 325 (this reverse die). SNG ANS 330 (this obverse die). Bérend, Denis I, D13/R19.
Rare. Minor area of weakness on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine / extremely fine

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