Auction 114 - Part I

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Tu, 07.05.2019, from 11:00 AM CEST
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Description

Segesta. Tetradrachm circa 415, AR 16.37 g. ΣEΓEΣTAZIB Aegestes, the city's founder, as charioteer, driving slow quadriga r. and holding barley ears. Rev. EΓE ΣTAI – [ON] Aegestes, the city's founder, as hunter, standing r. with l. foot upon rock, r. hand resting on hip, l. elbow on knee; he wears a pilos suspended behind the neck, sword hanging from strap around l. shoulder, ankle-boots (cothurni) and chlamys over l. arm; two javelins in l. hand. At his feet, two hounds r. and in r. field, ithyphallic herme l., wearing petasus. Rizzo pl. 61, 21 (these dies). Mildenberg, Kimon in the manner of Segesta in Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Numismatics, Paris, 1973, 16 (this die). Hurter, Segesta V2 / R–. Lederer 3a.
Extremely rare, only a few specimens in private hands.
Surface somewhat porous, otherwise very fine

This coin is sold with an export licence issued by the Republic of Italy.

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Price realized 14'000 CHF
Starting price 6'000 CHF
Estimate 7'500 CHF
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