Ancient and World Coins and Medals

Sa, 20.10.2018, from 10:30 AM CEST
The auction is closed.


Asie Mineure - Carie - Cos Tétradrachme - Magistrat Kleinos (285-258) Très rare dans cette qualité. Un des plus beaux exemplaires connus. 15.21g - Requier, RSN 75, 34 - SNG von Aulock 2753 FDC - MS This coin is one of the few Hellenistic tetradrachms of Kos that are not badly struck or corroded, and it presents a head of Herakles of great elegance. Above the god’s bow-case, the reverse shows a crab, the animal being an ally of him in Koan mythology – even though usually the crab is the ally of the Hydra – possibly for the simple reason that the island’s name was derived from the Greek word for crab.

Question about this lot?


Price realized 8'000 CHF
Starting price 8'000 CHF
Estimate 9'000 CHF
The auction is closed.
Feedback / Support