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Dolphin

(10 coins)

54544 Order
Celtic, Southwest Gaul, Volcae Tectosages
AR Drachm, 3.09g. 15mm. 2nd-1st cents. B.C. Type "a la croix". Stylized head to left; two dolphins in front. Rev. Cross with axe, ellipse, and crescents within the quadrants. Castelin 70. Toned.

Ex: Eugene Wankmüller collection, Hirsch, Munich, Auction 159, 1988, lot 33. See more detailed image
Very Fine $550.00


51485 Order
Italy, Calabria, Tarentum
AR Stater, 7.81g. 21mm. c.281-272 B.C. Nude youth riding horse to left holding round shield in his left hand. Rv. Taras astride dolphin to left holding nike on outstretched right hand; waves below. Vlasto 686. Lovely old cabinet toning

Ex: CNG, Lancaster, Mail Bid Sale: 85, September 15, 2010, lot 160. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00


55500 Order
Italy, Calabria, Tarentum
AR Stater, 6.43g. 19mm. c.272-240 B.C. Warrior riding to left wearing crested helmet and holding ornate shield. Rev. Taras astride dolphin to left holding hippocamp and ornate trident. Vlasto 928(obverse die). SNG ANS 1238(obverse die). Superb detail on the muscular torsos on both dies and with iridescent toning.

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 29, May 11, 2005, lot 26
Ex: Matthew Curtis collection See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,500.00


55655 Order
Siculo-Punic, Entella, Ex: White, Ars Classica, et
AR Tetradrachm, 16.80g. 25.5mm. c.320-300 B.C. Head of Arethusa/ Persephone to left with her hair wreathed with corn; she wears pearl necklace and triple-pendant earring; four dolphins around. Rev. Spirited horse head to left; palm tree behind; Punic inscription below. Jenkins 142, this coin listed. SNG Lloyd 1631(obverse die). Fine style and on an unusually full flan; toned and with an impressive pedigree

Ex: Professor L. White King, Sotheby, April 22, 1909, lot 262 and plate III (purchased by the well known Parisian dealer Feurdent for 14/10 GBP
Ex: Ars Classcia, Lucerne, Auction XIV., July 2, 1929, lot 150.
Ex: Ars Classica, Lucerne, Auction XVI, July 3, 1933, lot 921.
Ex: UBS, Zurich, Auction 57, September 15, 2003, lot 344.
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 396, November 5, 2008, lot 190. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $13,500.00


52826 Order
Phoenicia, Berytos, Macrinus, ex: Sir Arthur Evans
AE 24, 11.43g. Macrinus, 217-218 A.D. Laureate head of Macrinus to right. Rv. Poseidon holding trident and dolphin standing in the center of a hexastyle temple; two dolphins and a statue decorate the pediment; stairs lead to the temple. BMC 167. Brown patina. An exceptional style portrait in remarkable quality.

This coin has an unquestionable attribution to the collection of Sir Arthur Evans. Evans' coins were sold in many auctions, but generally as part of larger sales where lots from his collection were not specified. In this case, the 1934 Naville sale groups Evans' Roman coins into a designated section of the catalog.

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 33, November 17, 1913, lot 1369, “collection of a well-known English archaeologist."
Ex: Naville, Lucerne, Auction 17, October 3, 1934, lot 1599., Collection of Sir Arthur Evans with a forward to the section of the sale with Evans’ Roman coins by Leonard Forrer. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $3,250.00


55660 Order
L. Lucretius Trio, 74 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.92g. 18mm. Laureate head of Neptune to right; trident behind; XIIII above. Rev. LUCRETI TRIO. Winged genius riding dolphin to right. CR 390/2. Syd. 784. Lustrous, nearly mint state, and struck from fresh dies in high relief.

Ex: CNG, April 2008, Inv # 810442 See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $2,500.00


54101 Order
Etruria, Volaterrae, ex: Garrett collection
Cast AE As, 123.37g. 58mm. 3rd century B.C. Janiform head wearing pointed cap. Rev. Dolphin and ethnic inscription. Haeberlin 250,7(this coin listed). Sydenham AG, pl. 24,2(this coin). Vecchi 143. T/V 93. Natural casting flaw on edge. Scarce and with an important pedigree.

Ex: Garrett collection, Johns Hopkins University, NFA and Bank Leu, Beverly Hills, Auction 1984, lot 619.
Ex: Spink, London, sold privately to Garrett in 1927 for $389.
Published: Edward A. Sydenham, Aes Grave, a study of the cast coinage of Roman and central Italy, London, 1926, p. 128,# 313 and plate 24,2. See more detailed image
Very Fine $4,000.00


53856 Order
Apulia. Luceria.
Cast AE Teruncias, 23.86g. 28mm. c. 217-212 B.C. Six-rayed star. Rev. Dolphin and L. ; three pellets as mark of value above. T/V 283. Vecchi 347. Dark green patina .

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 388, 2006, lot 775. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $750.00


54139 Order
Rome- thunderbolt/ dolphin
AE Cast Triens, 83.24g. 45mm. c.240 B.C., Thunderbolt and four pellets. Rev. Dolphin to right; sickle above; four pellets below. CR 25/6. Vecchi 50. T/V 38. Scarce type with sickle symbol and of choice quality. Fine green patina.

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 9, 1996, lot 457. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $4,500.00


54658 Order
Rome- thunderbolt/dolphin and sickle
AE Cast Triens, 87.58g. 47mm. c.240 B.C., Thunderbolt and four pellets. Rev. Dolphin to right; sickle above; four pellets below. CR 25/6. T/V 38. Vecchi 50. Scarce type with sickle symbol and of choice quality. Green patina with some encrustation

Ex: EJW, Ltd, inventory, May, 1996. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $4,500.00

 

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