Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 110   |   24 September 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 66

Estimate: 7'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'000 CHF Price realized: 10'000 CHF
Uncertain tribes. Tetrobol circa 500, AR 2.72 g. Facing bearded head of Dionysus, wearing headband terminating in two bunches of grapes. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Traitè 1821 and pl. LVIII, 10 = Svoronos, Hellénisme Primitif 2 and pl. VI, 6 = A. Baldwin, Facing Heads on Ancient Greek Coins, pl. 1, 7 (these dies). Regling pl. 9. 219 (these dies and in Berlin). cf. Sotheby's sale 8 July 1996, Highly important Greek and Roman coins, 41.
Of the highest rarity, apparently the fourth specimen known and one of only
two in private hands. An impressive portrait of superb Archaic style,
old cabinet tone and good very fine
Ex Dorotheum sale 15 November 2017, 1111. From the Dr. Hartmann collection.

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