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Jean Paul Lambros, 1843-1909

Jean Lambros was born in 1843 on Corfu. He was the son of an antique dealer and numismatist, Paul Lambros, who published on Crusader coins. Jean Paul studied archaeology and philology at the University of Athens and in Florence. He was a published numismatic scholar and assembled a wonderful collection of Greek coins specializing in those from the Greek mainland. He died in Athens in 1909. Many of his coins were sold through Dr. Jacob Hirsch in Munich in his Auction XXIX in 1910. (See: Spring, p.141)

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Thessaly, Herakleia Trachinia, ex: Weber

AR Obol, 0.95g.  10mm.  c.370 B.C. Lion's head to right. Rev. Club; ivy leaf below.  BMC 1. Traite IV, 447.  Rare and the best quality example from the BCD collection. 

Herakleia was founded by Sparta in 426 and passed in and out of Spartan control until it was ceded by Jason of Pherai to the Oitaians during a conflict. The nearby town of Trachis was re-named Herakleia and probably absorbed by Herakleia around the time of the foundation of that city by the Spartans.


Ex: Sir Hermann Weber collection, # 2812 and noted as  purchased from Jean P,  Lambros in 1887 (see Weber bio:, Lambros bio:
Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 1, 1989, lot 152.
Ex: BCD Collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011, lot 1060.

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