Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 100   |   29 May 2017
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Lot 149





Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 20'000 CHF
Mysia, Cyzicus. Tetradrachm, circa 350, AR 15.26 g. Σ – ΩΤ – ΕΙΡΑ Head of Kore-Soteira l., wearing barley wreath and with hair bound in saccos. Rev. ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝ – ΩΝ Lion’s head l. with open jaws and tongue protruding; behind, cantharus and below, tunny fish. Traitè II, 2812 and pl. CLXXVIII, 20 (this coin). von Fritze 24 and pl. 5, 37. SNG von Aulock 1220 (this obverse die). Kunstfreund 215 (this coin).
Of an exceptionally fine style. Struck on a very broad flan and
with a wonderful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine

Ex Brüder Egger 7 January 1908 ff., Prince Chattowskoi, 534; Leu-M&M 28 May 1974, Kunstfreund, 215 and Leu 42, 1987, 283 sales. From the Chattowskoi and Gillet collections.

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