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TRITON XVI • SESSION 5 Presented in CNG Electronic Auction 294 In association with

January 16, 2013 Starting at 10am


CNG Electronic Auction 294 An Internet Sale Closing Electronically on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10 AM (ET)

The Robert & Julius Diez Collection

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The Robert and Julius Diez Collection Classical Numismatic Group, in association with Gitbud & Naumann, are pleased to offer selections of Greek coinage from the Diez Collection. This collection contains a number of coins with pedigrees to important sales of the early twentieth century. Most of these pieces, especially those from Magna Graecia and Sicily, have not been seen on the market since their appearance in sales over a century ago. Prof. Dr. Robert Diez (1844 - 1922) was the son of Emil Diez, the mayor of Pößneck. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Dresden, a city renowned for its culture and artistic associations. There, Robert studied art, becoming a well-known sculptor in the process. Much of his work was created for public moments in Germany, including the Reichstag in Berlin. A member of both the Dresden and Berlin Academy of Arts, Diez was influenced by the sculpture of ancient Greece. This naturally drew him to ancient Greek coins, which he collected until his death in Loschwitz, a district of Dresden, in 1922. Munich-born Julius Diez (1870 - 1957), like his relative, was an artist, professor, and intellectual. A painter and a graphic artist, Diez was influenced by the prevailing artistic trends of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among his works were book illustrations and items of ephemera (postcards, etc.). At the same time, Diez employed his artistic abilities to liberate art from conservative constraints. Besides publishing illustrations in the satirical journal Simplicissimus, Diez, in 1908, created a bookplate for the author and fellow member of the Münchener Secession, George Habich. This last work is notable not just for the social association, but also because two Greek coins were included in the design. Diez was also an associate of the German poet and writer, Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel. While it is uncertain which of the two men, Prof. Dr. Robert Diez or Julius Diez, started and built it, the Diez Collection offers a unique window into the collecting of Greek coins at the beginning of the last century. Of the 176 coins in this sale, only 26 are not pedigreed to earlier sales. Most of those that are pedigreed were sold by the important German and Austrian auction houses of the time — A. Hess Nachf., Brüder Egger, and Dr. Jacob Hirsch —and came from important collections including Consul Weber, Virzi, Philipsen, and von Schennis, as well as the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett duplicates which were originally part of Imhoof-Blumer’s collection. The few other pedigreed coins were purchased from smaller German dealers, such as K. Schild in Berlin during World War II, and C.G. Thieme, who operated in Leipzig and Dresden between the 1870s and 1933. Since many of the coins in this collection where not illustrated in the original sales catalogs, their illustration in this sale will provide a useful supplement to those important sales of the first two decades of the twentieth century.

2 1 1. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.31 g, 8h). Kleudoros group. Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with sphinx; monogram behind neck guard / Lion standing left, tearing at prey; Φ below. Williams 349 (O180/R253); HN Italy 1296; SNG ANS 1339; SNG Ashmolean 1289–90; SNG München 868–9; McClean 1449 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned, areas of roughness along edge. ($100) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

2. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.39 g, 8h). Philistion group. Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with wing; monogram behind neck guard, Φ before neck / Lion standing right; above, grain ear between Φ and I; Π below. Williams +489.1 (same dies); HN Italy 1309 corr. (Athena right, not left). Near VF, toned, some die wear, light scratches, deposits. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Williams lists the specimens from these dies under “plated,” which is likely correct due to the low weights of the two coins he cites. However, the present piece is much heavier, and correct for this issue, suggesting this might be the prototype used for the plated examples.

4 3 3. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. Fourrée Nomos (20mm, 6.81 g, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with griffin, Φ on neck guard; monogram behind neck guard / Lion standing right; kerykeion above. Williams +539.1–9; cf. HN Italy 1316. Near VF, toned, light scratch under tone on face, copper core exposed at edge and on helmet. ($100) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 723.

4. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 6.97 g, 10h). Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with griffin, palmette on neck guard; A before crest, IE within incuse square behind neck guard / Lion attacking stag left. Williams 584 (O289/R407); HN Italy 1318. VF, toned, small area of roughness on back of lion. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 724.

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5. BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.46 g, 3h). Third coinage. Attic standard. Second Punic War issue. Diademed and draped bust of Nike right; crescent and club behind / Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself with wreath and holding scepter; to right, serpent above Σ. Arslan dies 43/60 (unlisted combination); Scheu S43; HN Italy 1961. VF, toned, a couple tiny deposits on obverse, a few light scratches on reverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 734.

6. BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 214-211 BC. Æ Double Unit – Didrachm (28mm, 17.65 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Ares left; grain ear below, two pellets behind / Nike standing left, holding palm, crowning trophy to left with wreath; star above, cornucopia between. Scheu, Bronze 3; HN Italy 1975. VF, green-brown patina, a few small areas of roughness. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

7. BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 8.00 g, 7h). Apollo advancing right, holding branch; small daimon running left on Apollo’s left arm; to right, stag standing right, head reverted / Stag standing right. Noe, Caulonia, Group E, 77 (same dies); HN Italy 2044; SNG Lloyd 577 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 1708 (same dies). VF, toned. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection

8. BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 400-389/8 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 7.88 g, 9h). Apollo advancing right, holding branch, fillet hanging over extended left arm; bird trap to left / Stag standing right. Noe, Caulonia Group J, 177c (this coin); HN Italy 2062; SNG ANS 212 (same rev. die). Near VF, cabinet tone. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908), lot 448.

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9. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 525-425 BC. AR Triobol (12mm, 1.18 g, 9h). Tripod, legs terminating in lion’s feet; to right, heron standing left / Octopus. HN Italy 2128; SNG ANS 330–1. Near VF, toned. Rare. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 779.

10. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 480-430 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.89 g, 11h). Tripod, legs terminating in lion’s feet; to right, heron standing left / Incuse tripod. Gorini 29-30 var. (orientation of ethnic); HN Italy 2102. Good Fine, toned. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

11. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 425-350 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.65 g, 8h). Eagle standing left, head right, on stag’s head / Tripod; ivy leaf to left. Attianese 104 (same obv. die as illustration); HN Italy 2146; SNG ANS 352 (same dies). VF, toned, a few minor die breaks. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 205.

12. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. AR Nomos (18mm, 7.24 g, 12h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / The Herakliskos Drakonopnigon: the Infant Herakles, nude, crouching facing on rock, head left, strangling a serpent in each hand. Attianese 164; HN Italy 2157; SNG ANS 386. VF, toned, areas of minor roughness. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 252.

13. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.58 g, 2h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Tripod; filleted branch to right. Attianese 147; HN Italy 2177; SNG ANS 391–2. VF, toned, double struck on obverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908), lot 474.

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14. BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 400-350 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.57 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right; thunderbolt behind / Eagle flying left, holding hare in its talons. HN Italy 2327; SNG ANS 519–20. VF, toned. Good metal for issue. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XXXIX (15 January 1912), lot 63.

15. BRUTTIUM, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 400-350 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 6.97 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus right; thunderbolt behind / Eagle flying left, holding hare in its talons. HN Italy 2327; SNG ANS 519–20. VF, toned, areas of roughness, a few minor deposits. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 210.

Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection

16. BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 450-445 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.13 g, 12h). Facing lion’s head / Iokastos seated left, holding scepter; all within laurel wreath. Herzfelder 28 (D17/R24); HN Italy 2478; SNG Lloyd 686 (same dies). Near VF, toned, area of flat strike on reverse. Rare. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 849.

17. BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 420-415/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 15.95 g, 1h). Reverse die signed by the artist Kratesippo(s). Facing lion’s head / Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath; olive sprig behind, ΣIΠΠO/KPATE below chin (only very faint traces visible). Herzfelder 63f (D36a/R52 – this coin); HN Italy 2494; SNG ANS 657; SNG Lloyd 696; SNG Lockett 657 = Bement 317; Jameson 460; de Luynes 798 (all from the same dies). VF/Fine, darkly toned, old scratches on reverse. Rare. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 265; Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part II, J. Hirsch XXIV, 10 May 1909), lot 3365.

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18. BRUTTIUM, Skylletion. Circa 350-325(?) BC. Æ (20mm, 6.49 g, 12h). Beardless male head left, wearing pileus / Scylla swimming left, her right arm raised, holding oar in left hand. HN Italy 2565; CNS III p. 319, 1 OS/6 (under “unidentified mercenaries”); SNG ANS 800; SNG Copenhagen 1993 (same dies). Fine, dark green patina. Rare. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 877.

19. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.25 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Terina left / Nike seated left on amphora, holding wreath and kerykeion. Regling, Terina 5 (dies E/ε); Holloway & Jenkins 11 (same obv. die as illustration); HN Italy 2574; BMC 8 (same dies). VF, toned, irregular flan, weak strike at high point of obverse, some roughness. Fine style. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 881.

20. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.48 g, 5h). Head of the nymph Terina left within laurel wreath / Nike seated left on amphora, [holding wreath and kerykeion]. Regling, Terina 16 (dies L/o); Holloway & Jenkins 15; HN Italy 2575. Near VF, dark toning over harsh cleaning marks, a few pits, filing marks on edge. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 879.

Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection

21. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.53 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Terina right / Nike seated left on plinth, holding out right hand upon which a small bird alights, left hand resting on plinth. Regling, Terina 67d (dies FF/δδδ – this coin); Holloway & Jenkins 64 (same dies as illustration = SNG Lloyd 753); HN Italy 2617. VF, toned, minor roughness on obverse, flan split, banker’s mark, and graffito (A) on reverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908), lot 516.

22. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.17 g, 6h). Head of the nymph Terina right / Nike seated left on plinth, holding out right hand upon which a small bird alights. Holloway & Jenkins 96; HN Italy 2634; cf. SNG ANS 858. Good VF, toned, harshly cleaned. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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23. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 300 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.45 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Terina left; triskeles behind neck / Nike seated left on plinth, holding out right hand upon which a small bird alights. Holloway & Jenkins 111; HN Italy 2642; SNG ANS 859–64 var. (symbol on rev.). VF, toned, a few areas of minor roughness, slight die shift on obverse. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 154.

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24. BRUTTIUM, Terina. Circa 300 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.19 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Terina left; triskeles behind neck / Nike seated left on plinth, holding out right hand upon which a small bird alights; star to left. Holloway & Jenkins 114; HN Italy 2642; cf. SNG ANS 867. Near VF, toned, some porosity. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 895.

25. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 8.64 g, 5h). Eagle standing left / Crab. Jenkins, Gela, Group I; SNG ANS 917 var. (division of ethnic); SNG Ashmolean –; SNG München –; BMC –; C. Boehringer, “Der spätarchaische Münzfund von Cosimo 1970” in SNR 89 (2010), 17. Good Fine, deeply toned, old scratch above eagle. Very rare. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

27 26 26. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 8.62 g, 10h). Eagle standing right / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group III; SNG ANS 933 (same obv. die); C. Boehringer, “Der spätarchaische Münzfund von Cosimo 1970” in SNR 89 (2010), 52 (same dies). Good Fine, dark cabinet tone, minor surface roughness, light cut at edge of obverse, light scuff on reverse. Rare. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 911.

27. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 8.78 g, 5h). Eagle standing left / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group III; SNG ANS 937. Good Fine, deep cabinet tone, struck from worn dies. Rare. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 912.

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28. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 495-480/78 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.00 g, 8h). Eagle standing left / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group III; SNG ANS –; SNG Ashmolean –; SNG München –; BMC –. Fine, deep cabinet tone. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

29. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.56 g, 12h). Eagle standing left / Crab; barley grain below; all within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IV; SNG ANS 956–7 var. (eagle right); SNG Copenhagen 40 (same rev. die). Near VF, dark cabinet tone. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection

30. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 465/4-446 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.29 g, 11h). Eagle standing left / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Lee Group I; SNG ANS 972 (same obv. die). VF, dark cabinet tone. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 916.

31. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 410-406 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.12 g, 1h). Eagle standing left on hare, which it devours / Crab; below, fish left. SNG ANS 1002 (same dies). VF, dark cabinet tone. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

32. SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.62 g, 2h). Horseman riding right, preparing to cast javelin / Forepart of man-headed bull right within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ia, – (unlisted dies); SNG ANS 3. VF, toned, a little die wear. Well struck for issue. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

33. SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 8.38 g, 10h). Horseman riding right, preparing to cast javelin / Forepart of man-headed bull right within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 29 (O10/R13); SNG ANS 5. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Well centered and struck. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 993.

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34. SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.81 g, 9h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IId, 160 (O44/R96); SNG ANS 35 (same obv. die); SNG Fitzwilliam 979 (same dies); BMC 6 (same dies). Good Fine, toned, small die break on reverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

35. SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.34 g, 8h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IId, 184 (O49/R99); SNG ANS 39 (same rev. die). VF, toned, compact flan, some minor die breaks on reverse. Rare die combination, only one example listed in Jenkins. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 990.

36. SICILY, Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.27 g, 7h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; wreath above / Forepart of man-headed bull right; laurel branch to left; all within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group VI, 397 (O82/R166); SNG ANS 80 (same obv. die); SNG Ashmolean 1736 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 266 (same dies). VF, toned, usual compact flan, struck from worn dies. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

37. SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-415 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.05 g, 7h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; [in exergue, bird standing left, head lowered] / Forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group VIII, 476 (O92/R186); SNG ANS 95 (same dies). VF, toned, typical compact flan and obverse die wear, some roughness and light cleaning marks. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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First Issue of Himera with Ethnic

38. SICILY, Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. AR Drachm (22mm, 5.93 g). Cock advancing right; HIM above, [EPAION to right] / Incuse square with mill-sail pattern, enclosed within segmented linear border. Kraay 9 (O5/R6); Rizzo –; cf. SNG ANS 137; Niggeler 94 = Jameson 605 (same dies). Good VF, toned, minor double strike on obverse. Extremely rare first issue with ethnic, only one example listed by Kraay. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXI (16 November 1908), lot 595.

39. SICILY, Himera. Circa 440-430/25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.79 g, 9h). The nymph Himera driving quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, cock left / Himera standing facing, head left, holding patera over altar to left; barley grain to upper right; to right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout. Arnold-Biucci, Monetazione 15 (Q4/H12); Gutmann-Schwabacher 10; Rizzo pl. XXI, 12 (same dies); SNG ANS –; SNG Ashmolean 1765 (same dies). Near VF, toned, some roughness. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1014.

40. SICILY, Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.60 g, 9h). Bearded head of Silenos left / Winged thunderbolt. Boehringer, Kataneische Li 2; Mirone 21; Rizzo –; SNG ANS 1237–8 var. (Silenos right). VF, toned, flan chipped, a few deposits. ($100) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXI (16 November 1908), lot 564.

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42 41. SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.98 g, 5h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right / Laureate head of Apollo right. Mirone 30–1; Rizzo pl. X, 1/2 (same obv./rev. dies); SNG ANS 1241. VF, toned, light scratches and scuffs under tone on obverse. Well centered and struck for issue. ($2000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 960.

42. SICILY, Katane. Circa 450-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.20 g, 7h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Laureate head of Apollo right. Mirone 48 (same rev. die); Rizzo pl. XI, 8/6 (same obv./rev. dies); SNG ANS 1248/1250 (for same obv./rev. dies). VF, toned, die break on reverse, a few deposits. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 314.

Signed by Prokles

43. SICILY, Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.80 g, 6h). Obverse die signed by Prokles. Bearded head of Silenos left, wearing ivy wreath; tiny Π behind neck (barely visible) / Winged thunderbolt; shields flanking. Boehringer, Kataneische Li 6; Mirone 82; Rizzo pl. XIV, 17; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd –; BMC 47. Near VF, toned, a few cleaning marks under tone. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 967. The dies used at Katane in the mid-late 5th century BC display some of the finest classical style engraving in Sicilian numismatics. Parallels in style between issues of Katane in this period and contemporary signed pieces from other mints have led numismatists to assign many dies to the work of master engravers such as Euainetos. The present piece, however, is signed Π, for the artist Prokles, whose full signature is known on tetradrachms at Katane in this period (cf. CNG 57, lot 83). This Prokles is thought to be the same artist who engraved a number of magnificent didrachm, hemidrachm, and litra dies at Naxos (cf. Cahn 108, 122, and 136, respectively). The quantity of his work there suggests that Naxos was his home (see also ACGC pp. 224-5).

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44. SICILY, Katane. Circa 415/3-404 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.64 g, 1h). Bearded head of Silenos left, hair in wide band decorated with ivy wreath / Winged thunderbolt; shields flanking. Boehringer, Kataneische Li 7; Mirone 90; Rizzo pl. XIV, 20; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd 913. Near VF, toned, some find patina. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 968.

Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection

45. SICILY, Katane. Circa 412-403 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.98 g, 11h). Obverse die signed by H(erakleidas). Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath; H in exergue / Diademed head of young male (Apollo?) left. Mirone 55; Rizzo pl. XIV, 2 (same rev. die); SNG ANS 1259. Near VF, toned, areas of minor roughness, small test cut at edge on reverse. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 963.

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One of the Classical Masterpieces

46. SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-403/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 14.44 g, 9h). Obverse die signed by Choi(rion). Facing laureate head of Apollo; [to left, XOI above bow]; kithara to lower right, [AΠΟΛΛΩN below neck] / Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving fast quadriga right, preparing to turn around Ionic column in background to right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with wreath; in exergue, KATAN[IΩN] above crawfish right. Mirone 65; Rizzo pl. XIV, 13; SNG ANS 1288; SNG Lloyd 903; Gulbenkian 193; Jameson 548 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned, surfaces rough and scratched. One of the classical masterpieces. The rarest of all Sicilian facing head coinages; only the Prospero example in CoinArchives, which sold for $85,000. ($5000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 961. Founded about 730/29 BC by the colonists from the neighboring Chalkidian colony of Naxos, the city of Katane was located on the eastern coast of Sicily on the fertile Katane plain near the southern limits of the lava flows from Mt. Aitna. Like its neighbor to the north, Leontini, the city prospered from its exploitation of the fertile plain for the production of barley. When it began striking coinage in the mid-fifth century BC, Katane included on its issues the local river, Amenanos, which was responsible for the fertility of the soil. Like other contemporary Greek riverine depictions, the river-god is portrayed as a human-headed bull. Later issues, however, perhaps influenced by other regional coinages, give the river-god a more youthful and androgynous appearance. Katane’s prosperity attracted the attention of its immediate and more-powerful neighbor Syracuse. In 476 BC, Hieron I expelled the population from Katane, driving them north to Leontini. In turn, Katane was “refounded” with a new body of colonists consisting of Syracusan citizens and Dorian mercenaries. Renamed Aitna, it issued a short-lived and very rare coinage, featuring the head of Silenos on the obverse and either Zeus or his thunderbolt on the reverse. This Syracusan overlordship was short-lived, and in 461 BC the original inhabitants of Katane were restored to the city, while the inhabitants of Aitna were withdrawn to the fortress of Inessa, which they renamed Aitna. To commemorate the reinstatement of its original inhabitants, Katane struck a remarkable series of tetradrachms featuring the river-god Amenanos on the obverse and Nike holding a wreath, diadem, or fillet on the reverse. Several different adjuncts, such as a Silenos or a ketos are included on the obverse as well. Such additions may be evidence of regional influences resulting from Katane’s recent history. Such is the case after about 460 BC when this issue was replaced by one featuring a quadriga similar to that of Syracuse, but without the additional Nike, on the obverse and the laureate head of Apollo, similar to that of Leontini, on the reverse. Katane continued to prosper until the late 5th century BC, when the city entered a period when it became continually embroiled in conflicts between other states. In 415 BC, Katane was attacked and captured by Athens, which used the city as the base of operations for the first year of the famous Sicilian Expedition. Later, in 403 BC, Katane fell to Dionysios I of Syracuse, who, like Hieron I before him, re-founded the city, this time with Campanian mercenaries. In the period leading up to this conflict with Syracuse, the coinage of Katane underwent another transformation. By the late 5th century BC, the numismatic art of Sicily had achieved an unparalleled degree of quality in the Greek world. This was due in large part to the great masters whose signatures are boldly displayed on their minute canvasses: Choirion, Euainetos, Eumenos, Exakestidas, Kimon, and others. Most of these artists are known from their work in the Syracusan series, but a few also created masterful works of art at other cities as well. Two of these, Herakleidas and Choirion, created a magnificent facing head types that are a standout among the famed Katanean issues. Certainly influenced by the Kimonean facing-head portraits of Arethusa on tetradrachms at Syracuse, the subject here was the god Apollo, whose profile portrait was featured on the reverse of earlier issues of Katane. While the portrait by Herakleidas features a partially facing head of Apollo, the god’s portrait on the die of Choirion appears in a fully frontal aspect. One may sense the artist’s attempt to portray Apollo in a naturalistic form, retaining through his countenance an attitude of an otherworldly god, while introducing a delicacy that conveys the thought of a living being. The hair falls in individual locks reminiscent of Arethusa of Syracuse, but rather than radiating outward as if in an aquatic environment, they are depicted in a downward splayed fashion, evoking the picture of a woodland entity whose natural appearance would retain a hint of the wild. His laurel wreath is likewise splayed, as though placed upon his head directly from the laurel bush, without any thought of molding or preparation. In contrast, his wide eyes gaze outward with an obvious power that belies his heavenly nature. The viewer has the impression that he is looking into the face of a living god. The work of Choirion and Herakleidas represented the high point of numismatic artistry at Katane, a period that was cut short by the conquest of the city by Dionysios I. In the early 4th century, Katane’s close relationship with Syracuse made the city a target for the Carthaginians. In 396 BC, they captured Katane, and held it for about 50 years, until it was finally liberated by Timoleon in the 340s BC. When Pyrrhos landed in Sicily in 278 BC, Katane was the first Sicilian city to welcome him, opening its gates and receiving him with great pomp (Diod. 19. 110; 22. 8). By the time of the First Punic War, however, Katane submitted itself to Rome, a friendly arrangement that allowed the city to regain much of its former prosperity. Katane was ravaged a final time, by Sextus Pompey, during the Roman Civil War, but its refoundation as a colony under Augustus resulted in a renewed prosperity as a provincial town.

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47. SICILY, Katane. Circa 405-403/2 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.75 g, 11h). Head of nymph left, hair in sphendone / Bull butting right; in exergue, crayfish right. Boehringer, Kataneische Li 8; Mirone 92; Rizzo pl. XIV, 24; SNG ANS 1270. VF, toned, some porosity. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 869.

Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection

48. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 466-460 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.69 g, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 30; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 9–10; SNG ANS 261–2. Good VF, toned. Good metal. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1034.

49. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.20 g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of lion right; four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 36 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. XXII, 26; SNG ANS 231 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, minor porosity and a few pits. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 288.

50. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.74 g, 2h). Diademed head of nymph(?) right / Barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 43; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 11; SNG ANS 263. Good VF, toned. Good metal. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1035.

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51. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.81 g, 11h). Head of roaring lion right / River god, nude, standing left, pouring libation on altar from patera and cradling olive branch in left arm; barley grain to right. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 49; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 17–8; SNG ANS 264-8. Good VF, toned, a few marks under tone. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1033.

52 53 52. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.91 g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of lion right; four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 52 var. (same obv. die; lion left); Rizzo pl. XXIII, 21 (same dies); SNG ANS 237 (same dies). Good Fine, toned, minor roughness on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

53. SICILY, Leontini. Circa 425-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.19 g, 7h). Laureate head of Apollo right; ivy leaf and berry behind neck / Head of lion left; three barley grains around; below, fish left. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 62/61 (same obv./rev. dies); Rizzo pl. XXIV, 9/8 (same obv./rev. dies); SNG ANS 251 (same dies). VF, toned, some porosity, scrape on face of Apollo. Fine style. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger (10 December 1906), lot 106.

54. SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.34 g, 12h). Charioteer driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; Punic [RŠM]LQR[T] in exergue / Wreathed head of Kore-Persephone right; three dolphins around. Jenkins, Punic 38 (O14/R29 – this coin referenced); Weber 1297 (same dies). Good VF, toned, area of deposit on reverse. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 344.

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55. SICILY, Messana. 480-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.66 g, 11h). Charioteer driving biga of mules right / Hare springing right. Caltabiano Series IIA, 37 (D18/R21); SNG ANS –; Weber 1414. VF, toned, traces of find patina, some roughness. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

56. SICILY, Messana. 478-476 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.69 g, 7h). Charioteer driving biga of mules right; olive leaf and berry in exergue / Hare springing right. Caltabiano Series IIB, 77 (D41/R40); SNG ANS 318 (same rev. die); Hunterian 3 (same dies); Randazzo 105–6 (same dies). VF, toned, die breaks on obverse, slight roughness and minor deposits on reverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

57. SICILY, Messana. 445-439 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.97 g, 11h). Charioteer driving biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; olive leaf and berry in exergue / Hare springing right within wreath. Caltabiano Series IX, 387 (D175/R169); SNG ANS 347; SNG Copenhagen 409; BMC 32; Hunterian 9; Pozzi 486 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, minor porosity, a couple shallow cuts on obverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1047. Caltabiano 387.6 erroneously lists the BM and Pozzi pieces as the same coin.

58. SICILY, Messana. 438-434 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.28 g, 8h). Charioteer driving biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; olive leaf and berry in exergue / Hare springing right; olive sprig below. Caltabiano Series X, 421 (D182/R174); SNG ANS 338; Pozzi 485 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slight die shift, a couple light deposits, reverse a little off center. ($2000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1049.

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59. SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.09 g, 2h). The nymph Messana driving slow biga of mules left; above, Nike flying right, crowning nymph; in exergue, two dolphins confronted / Hare springing left; below, head of satyr left. Caltabiano Series XV, 606 (D217/R238); SNG ANS 368 (same rev. die); SNG Ashmolean 1848 (same dies). Good VF, toned, minor deposits, a little die wear on reverse. ($3000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 311.

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60. SICILY, Messana. The Mamertinoi. 211-208 BC. Æ Pentonkion (25mm, 12.30 g, 12h). Laureate head of Ares left; helmet to right / Horseman advancing left, holding spear and placing hand on head of horse standing left; Π (mark of value) to left. Särström Series XI, Group A, Type c, 187–99; BAR Issue 24; CNS 25 Ds 1; SNG ANS 428. VF, green and brown patina, some roughness and light cleaning marks. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1062.

61. SICILY, Motya. Circa 415/10-397 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.72 g, 12h). Eagle, holding serpent in beak, standing left on Ionic capital; ivy leaf to upper right / Dolphin left above conch shell. Jenkins, Punic pl. 23, 1; SNG ANS 502 (same dies). Fine, toned. Rare. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 400.

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62. SICILY, Motya. Circa 415/10-397 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.70 g, 6h). Facing gorgoneion / Palm tree; Punic mṭv’ across field. Jenkins, Punic pl. 23, 4a; SNG ANS 503-4. Near VF, toned, scattered scratches. Rare. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXXIII (17 November 1913), lot 402.

63. SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. AR Litra (10mm, 0.70 g, 4h). Wreathed head of satyr right / Grape bunch on vine within wreath. Cahn 71 (V53/R59); Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 9; SNG ANS 520 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 488 (same dies); BMC 13 (same dies); Hunterian 5 (same dies); Jameson 675 (same dies). VF, toned, minor porosity. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1079.

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64. SICILY, Naxos. Circa 420-403 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.05 g, 1h). Wreathed and horned head of river god Assinos left / Silenos, nude and ithyphallic, squatting facing half-right, head left, on rocks, holding kantharos and two pipes. Cahn 115.9 (V73A/R93 – this coin); Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 22 and pl. XXX, 5; SNG ANS 528; SNG Lloyd 1160; SNG München 764; SNG Delepierre 595; BMC 23; Jameson 638; Hunterian 11; McClean 2476 (all from the same dies). VF, toned. Good metal. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 192.

65. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 475/0-455/0 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.72 g, 1h). Hound advancing right, on the scent / Head of the nymph Segesta right, wearing tainia, within incuse circle. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 6a (V1/R6 – this coin); SNG ANS 617 (same obv. die). VF, toned, minor die wear on obverse, reverse a little off center. Well struck for issue. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908), lot 647.

66. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 475/0-455/0 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 7.87 g, 5h). Hound at bay right / Head of the nymph Segesta right, wearing tainia, within incuse circle. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 48h (V15/R26 – this coin); SNG ANS –; Traité I 2349, pl. LXXIX, 13 (same dies). VF, toned, some roughness, small pit on hind of hound, ,a few cleaning scratches under the tone. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1101.

67. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 455/0-445/0 BC. AR Litra (10mm, 0.85 g, 10h). Facing head of the nymph Segesta / Hound standing right; wheel of four spokes above. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung K11 (same dies); SNG ANS 648. VF, toned, some porosity. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 413 (part of). This and the following lot comprise the two coins of lot 413 in the von Schennis sale.

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68. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 455/0-445/0 BC. AR Litra (10mm, 0.68 g, 6h). Facing head of the nymph Segesta / Hound standing right; wheel of four spokes above. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung K11 (same dies); SNG ANS 648. Near VF, toned, some roughness. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 413 (part of). This and the previous lot comprise the two coins of lot 413 in the von Schennis sale.

Hurter Plate Coin 69. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 440/35-420/16 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.64 g, 10h). Hound standing left / Head of the nymph Segesta right, hair in wide band. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 118a (V36/R64 – this coin, illustrated); SNG ANS 623 (same obv. die). Near VF, toned, struck from worn dies. Well centered. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 414.

70. SICILY, Segesta. Circa 412/0-400 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.67 g, 1h). Hound advancing right, on the scent; three grain ears in background / Head of the nymph Segesta right, hair in ampyx and sphendone. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 195 (V61/R110); Mildenberg, Kimon 18; SNG ANS 644; SNG Lloyd 1187; Boston MFA 314–5; Jameson 710; Ward 229 (all from the same dies). VF, find patina, obverse slightly off center, minor roughness on reverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 327.

71. SICILY, Selinos. Circa 515-480/70 BC. AR Litra (10mm, 0.63 g, 9h). Selinon leaf / Selinon leaf in incuse circle. SNG ANS 687. VF, toned. ($100) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 416.

72. SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.07 g, 11h). Artemis, holding reins, driving quadriga right; beside her, Apollo standing right, drawing bow; barley grain in exergue / Selinos standing left, holding branch and phiale over altar to left; before altar, cock standing left; to right, selinon leaf above bull standing left on basis. Schwabacher 26 (Q8/ S20); SNG ANS 698 (same rev. die); Jameson 720 (same dies). VF, toned, die break on reverse. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 424.

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73. SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.10 g, 10h). Artemis, holding reins, driving quadriga left; beside her, Apollo standing left, drawing bow / Selinos standing left, holding branch and phiale over altar to left; before altar, cock standing left; to right, selinon leaf above bull standing left on basis. Schwabacher 15g (Q4/S15 – this coin); SNG ANS –; BMC 29 (same dies). Near VF, toned, graffito (X) below horses, a few light scratches under tone. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1131; Vitalini (9 March 1891), lot 1132.

74. SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.30 g, 10h). Artemis, holding reins, driving quadriga left; beside her, Apollo standing left, drawing bow / Selinos standing left, holding branch and phiale over altar to left; before altar, cock standing left; to right, selinon leaf above bull standing left on basis. Schwabacher 7l (Q2/S7 – this coin); SNG ANS 689 (same dies). VF, toned, traces of find patina, slightly irregular flan. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 104.

75. SICILY, Selinos. Circa 455-440 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 7.70 g, 10h). Herakles standing right, holding club overhead, preparing to strike the Cretan Bull, standing right, which he holds by a horn / River god Hypsas standing left, holding branch and phiale from which he sacrifices over serpent-entwined altar to left; to right, selinon leaf above heron walking right. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 16 (same dies); SNG ANS 703 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1252 (same dies); Basel 408 (same obv. die); Jameson 723 (same obv. die). Near VF, toned, minor porosity, a few light marks. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXI (16 November 1908), lot 658.

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76. SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I. 485-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.26 g, 2h). Struck circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga left; above, Nike flying left, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIa, 76.1 (V36/R51 – this coin); SNG ANS 19; Jameson 747; Pozzi 561 (all from the same dies). VF, toned. Fine style. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 195.

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77. SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I. 485-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.81 g, 7h). Struck circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIa/VIb, – (V37/R47 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS 72 (same rev. die); Randazzo 247 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 1176 (same dies). Fine, toned, minor deposits on reverse. Rare die combination. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1131.

78. SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I. 485-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.16 g, 9h). Struck circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIb, 86 (V42/R55); SNG ANS 21 (same rev. die); Randazzo –. VF, toned. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1133.

79. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.74 g, 2h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIIIa, 110 (V50/R76); SNG ANS 31 (same rev. die); Randazzo –; McClean 2604 (same dies). Near VF, toned, patches of find patina. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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80. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.08 g, 11h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIIIa, 112 (V51/R77); SNG ANS –; Randazzo 267–8 (same dies); SNG München 935 (same dies). Good VF, toned, scattered tiny deposits, minor delaminations under tone on obverse, a few small pits on reverse. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1130.

81. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.13 g, 2h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIIIa, 138 (V62/R95); SNG ANS –; Randazzo 296 (same dies); SNG München 941 (same dies). Near VF, toned, traces of find patina. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

82. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.44 g, 1h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series VIIIb, 164 (V72/R113); SNG ANS 48 (same dies); Randazzo 334 (same dies). Near VF, toned, rough surfaces. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

83. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.07 g, 2h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series IXa, 187 (V84/R125); SNG ANS 56 (same rev. die); Randazzo –. Good VF, toned, traces of find patina on reverse. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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85 84 84. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.90 g, 2h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series IXa, 190 (V86/R130); SNG ANS –; Randazzo 356 (same dies). Near VF, toned, test cut on reverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1132.

85. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 4.12 g, 8h). Struck circa 475-470 BC. Horseman riding right / Head of Arethusa right. Boehringer series XI, 283 (V132/R194); SNG ANS 95; BMC 47; de Luynes 1161 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, light cleaning marks, small gouge on reverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1141.

86. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.08 g, 11h). Struck circa 475-470 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XIIb, – (V156/R206 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS –; Randazzo 487–93/476–7 (for same obv./rev. dies). VF, toned, slight roughness on obverse, a few cleaning marks under tone. A new die combination. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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87. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.03 g, 5h). Struck circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XV, 508 (V268/R362); SNG ANS 161 (same dies); Jameson 764 (same dies). VF, toned, typical somewhat irregular flan. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 190.

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88. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Struck circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XV, 512 (V269/R364); SNG ANS 164; SNG München 1015; Boston MFA 367 = Warren 330 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, light scuff under tone at edge on obverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

89. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.14 g, 12h). Struck circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XV, 527 (V273/R370); SNG ANS 169 (same dies); BMC 93 (same dies). VF, toned, flan flaw on reverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 205.

90 91 90. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.22 g, 3h). Struck circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XV, – (V274/R366 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS 172 (same dies). VF, toned, area of weak strike and minor metal flaw on reverse. Rare die combination. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1152.

91. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.28 g, 3h). Struck circa 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; [in exergue, ketos right] / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XVIa, 554 (V282/R385); SNG ANS 180 (same obv. die); BMC 99 (same dies); Boston MFA 373 = Warren 327. VF, toned, a few deposits and light marks under tone, die break on obverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1154.

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92. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.96 g, 11h). Struck circa 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XVIa, 554 (V282/R385); SNG ANS 180 (same obv. die); BMC 99 (same dies); Boston MFA 373 = Warren 327 (same dies). VF, toned, die break on obverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 196.

93. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.04 g, 8h). Struck circa 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XVIb, 582 (V289/R395); SNG ANS 188; Boston MFA 380 = Warren 328; Jameson 762a; McClean 2665 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, some deposits and roughness. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XXI (16 November 1908), lot 669.

94. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.08 g, 7h). Struck circa 440-430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga left; above, Nike flying left, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos left / Head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XVIIb, 595.5 (V294/R403 – this coin); SNG ANS 193; Boston MFA 382 = Warren 332; Jameson 773; McClean 2674 (all from the same dies). VF, toned. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 448.

95. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.21 g, 9h). Struck circa 430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in wide band; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XIX, 631 (V319/R434); SNG ANS 201 (same dies). VF, toned, compact flan. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 219.

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96. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.92 g, 9h). Struck circa 430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in wide band; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XIX, 634.5 (V321/R436 – this coin); SNG ANS 203; Jameson 770; Weber 1587 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, some deposits and roughness on obverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 356.

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97. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.16 g, 3h). Struck circa 430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in sakkos; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XX, 642 (V326/R442); SNG ANS 207; BMC 112; Jameson 783; Pozzi 592; Weber 1591 (all from the same dies). Fine, toned, typical compact flan, a couple flan flaws on obverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 202.

98. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.14 g, 11h). Struck circa 430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in sakkos; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XX, 647 (V327/R444); SNG ANS 211; BMC 114; Pozzi 597 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, compact, irregular flan. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1167.

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99. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.09 g, 3h). Struck circa 430 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in sakkos; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XX, 647 (V327/R444); SNG ANS 211; BMC 114; Pozzi 597 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, irregular flan. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 285.

100. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.20 g, 9h). Struck circa 430-420 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethusa right, hair in bands; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXII, 675 (V338/R462); SNG ANS 220–4 (same obv. die); BMC 120 (same dies). VF, toned, typical compact flan, a little die wear on obverse. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1160.

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101. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.95 g, 3h). Struck circa 425-420 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer / Head of Arethusa right, hair in bands; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXIII, 692 (V342/R471); SNG ANS 229 (same dies). Near VF, toned, typical compact flan, some deposits. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 273.

102. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.14 g, 7h). Struck circa 425-420 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer / Head of Arethusa right, hair in bands; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXIII, 704 (V345/R482); SNG ANS 234–7 (same obv. die); Bement 484 (same dies). Near VF, toned, typical compact and irregular flan, a few deposits and some die wear. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 368.

103. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.02 g, 5h). Struck circa 425-420 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer / Head of Arethusa right, hair in bands; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXIII, – (V346/R481 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS 238 (same obv. die). VF, toned, typical compact and irregular flan, struck from worn obverse die. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1165.

104. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.27 g, 12h). Struck circa 420-415 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer / Head of Arethusa right, hair in wide band; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXIV, 720.4 (V354/R491 – this coin); SNG ANS 242; Bement 483; Boston MFA 395 = Warren 345; McClean 2683 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned, slightly compact flan, die break on obverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 257.

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105. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.92 g, 3h). Struck circa 420-415 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer / Head of Arethusa right, hair in wide band; four dolphins around. Boehringer series XXIV, 722 (V355/R493); SNG ANS 244; Bement 482; BMC 109; Jameson 779 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned, compact flan, struck from worn obverse die, rough surfaces on obverse. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 252.

106. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.24 g, 9h). Struck circa 413-405 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; [in exergue, two dolphins confronted] / Head of Arethusa right, hair in crossed bands; four dolphins around. Tudeer 13 (V6/R9); SNG ANS 254 (same dies); BMC 143 (same rev. die). Near VF, toned, numerous cleaning scratches under tone, die break on obverse. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger (10 December 1906), lot 191.

107. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.26 g, 7h). Struck circa 413-405 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; below horses, bird standing left; in exergue, fish left, chased by dolphin / Head of Arethusa right, hair in crossed bands; four dolphins around. Tudeer 16 (V7/ R10); SNG ANS 255 (same obv. die); McClean 2705 (same dies). VF, toned, tiny nick in field on obverse. ($1500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 459.

108. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 1.91 g, 12h). Struck circa 413-405 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; in exergue, two dolphins confronted / Head of Arethusa right, hair in sphendone; two dolphins around. SNG ANS 305 var. (E between dolphins); SNG Lloyd 1376–7. Near VF, toned, slightly irregular flan. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1179.

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109. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.85 g, 5h). Unsigned dies in the style of Phrygillos. Struck circa 413-405 BC. Head of Arethusa left, hair in wide band; four dolphins around / Charioteer, holding torch, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, grain ear left. Tudeer 50a (V17/R30 – this coin); SNG ANS 276 (same rev. die). VF, toned, harshly cleaned. The sole example of this die pair cited by Tudeer. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger (10 December 1906), lot 193.

110. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.36 g, 3h). Unsigned dies in the style of Parme–. Struck circa 413-405 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; [above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer]; in exergue, grain ear left / Head of Arethusa left, hair in sphendone; four dolphins around. Tudeer 74j (V26/R51 – this coin); SNG ANS 284; BMC 211; Jameson 838; McClean 2717 (same dies). VF, toned, compact flan. Fine style. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 356.

111 112 111. SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.74 g, 8h). Head of Arethusa right; [two dolphins around] / Octopus. SNG ANS 282–3. Near VF, toned, a few cleaning marks. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1192.

112. SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.73 g, 9h). Struck circa 405 BC. Head of Arethusa left; small dolphin to lower right / Octopus. SNG ANS 293–4. Near VF, toned, light scratch on chin. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1193.

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113. SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (32mm, 42.79 g, 9h). Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in her extended hands; below heavy exergual line, [military harness, shield], greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AΘΛA below] / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; [ΣY-P-A-K-]OΣ[IΩN] above, pellet below chin, scallop shell behind neck, four swimming dolphins around. Gallatin dies R.XV/F.IXa (this coin listed as example 2); SNG ANS 374 corr. (same dies; coin is Gallatin example 1 not 2); SNG Lloyd –; Dewing 915–7 var. (same obv. die, no pellet). VF, toned, flan a little compact, light scratches under tone from old cleaning, slight roughness, a couple die breaks on reverse. Early die state before the usual die rust appears. ($7500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Tom Virzi Collection (J. Hirsch XXXII, 14 November 1912), lot 327. Dionysios assumed power in 405 BC and immediately set out to make Syracuse the greatest and best fortified city in all of Greece. He was defending against the renewed imperialistic expansion of Carthage. Three times he defeated the Carthaginians, bringing further prestige and wealth to Syracuse. During his reign, the Syracuse navy became the most powerful in the Mediterranean, allowing Syracuse to expand her territorial control over much of southern Italy. Dionysios reintroduced the large and ostentatious silver dekadrachms, a denomination that had not been used in Syracuse since the issue of the Demareteion decades earlier. Dionysios entrusted two of the greatest local numismatic artists, Kimon and Euainetos, to design these impressive pieces. The regard for these coins in modern times is reflected by the fact that they are considered a must for any first rank collection of Greek coins.

114. SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Æ Litra (19mm, 8.31 g, 4h). Struck circa 400-390 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / Hippocamp left, wearing bridle. CNS 45; SNG ANS 436–46. VF, red-brown patina. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1214.

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115. SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Æ Drachm (28mm, 29.32 g, 6h). Struck circa 400-380 BC. Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with wreath / Sea-star between two dolphins. CNS 62; SNG ANS 455. VF, dark green patina with brown hues, a few tiny pits. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1213.

116. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.56 g, 10h). Corinthian standard. Struck circa 344-339/8 BC. Pegasos flying left / Laureate head of Arethusa left; three dolphins around. SNG ANS 511. Good VF, toned, some porosity. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 222.

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117. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AR 2½ Litrai – Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.98 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly left; three dolphins around / Horseman riding right; star behind. SNG ANS 520–1 (same dies). VF, toned, light scrape on horse. Well centered. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 405.

118. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AR 2 Litrai (13mm, 1.51 g, 2h). Janiform female head; to right, dolphin downward / Horse prancing left; star above. SNG ANS 517 corr. (one, not two dolphins). Near VF, toned, minor porosity. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 406.

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119. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Æ Hemidrachm (24mm, 16.94 g, 9h). Timoleontic Symmachy coinage. 1st series, circa 344-339/8 BC. Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios right / Upright thunderbolt; to right, eagle standing right. Castrizio series I, 1γ; CNS 72; SNG ANS 477-88. Good VF, red-brown patina, a few areas of roughness, some cleaning marks. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1227.

120. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Æ Dilitron (27mm, 18.73 g, 2h). Timoleontic Symmachy coinage. 2nd series, circa 339/8-334 BC. Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left / Horse rearing left. Castrizio Series II, 1; CNS 80; SNG ANS 533-41. VF, rough green-brown surfaces. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1225.

121. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.68 g, 11h). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left; three dolphins around; ΦI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left; triskeles above, AI monogram in exergue. Ierardi 66b corr. (O12/R42 – this coin, incorrect weight recorded); BAR Issue 2; SNG ANS 641 (same dies). VF, toned, a few light marks under tone on reverse. ($1000) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 510 [incorrect weight recorded].

122. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 8.46 g, 10h). Struck circa 317-306/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin / Pegasos flying left; triskeles below. Pegasi 9; BAR Issue 3; SNG ANS 555 (same dies). Good VF, toned, reverse a little off center. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 224.

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123. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Æ Hemilitron (23mm, 10.62 g, 5h). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Wreathed head of Kore left; vase behind / Bull butting left; above, dolphin left above retrograde NK monogram; in exergue, dolphin left. Cf. Holloway, Bronze pl. 7, 1; BAR Issue 8; CNS 96 Ds 114 R 14 var. (monogram not retrograde); cf. SNG ANS 567; SNG Lloyd 1483 var. (same). Near VF, dark green-brown patina. Apparently an unpublished variety. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1236.

124. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Æ Trias (22mm, 8.96 g, 8h). Struck circa 310-306 BC. Draped bust of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shoulder / Winged thunderbolt. BAR Issue 20; CNS 142; SNG ANS 749. Good VF, dark brown patina, slight die shift on reverse. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

125. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Æ Litra (21mm, 8.37 g, 7h). Struck circa 308/7 BC. Diademed head of Herakles right; bow to left (only traces visible) / Lion standing right, raising foreleg; club above, spear in exergue. Cf. Holloway, Bronze pl. 7, 6; BAR Issue 24; CNS 151 Ds 8 Rs 63; SNG ANS 739. VF, dark green-brown patina. ($150) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1241.

126. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 12½ Litrai (11mm, 1.76 g, 8h). Struck circa 306/5 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / Kithara. Jenkins group A; BAR Issue 11; SNG ANS 619. Fine, a few light scratches. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 2; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1206.

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127. SICILY, Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. AR Oktobol (19mm, 5.66 g, 11h). Wreathed head of Persephone right; thunderbolt to left / Athena Alkidemos advancing left; thunderbolt to left, E to right. BAR Issue 46; SNG ANS 830–3 var. (control marks); SNG Lloyd 1531 var. (obv. control mark). Good VF, toned, light scuff and shallow cut on obverse. ($750) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 427.

128. SICILY, Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. Æ (24mm, 10.24 g, 2h). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion-skin; club to right / Athena Promachos advancing right, holding thunderbolt and shield; wreath to left. BAR Issue 52; CNS 177 Ds 69 Rs 42; SNG ANS 848 var. (no wreath). Good VF, dark green-brown patina, a few spots of encrustation. ($200) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1257.

129. SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (28mm, 13.67 g, 11h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed and veiled bust left; cornucopia behind / Nike driving galloping quadriga right; monogram to lower right. CCO –; cf. BAR Issue 65. Near VF, toned, somewhat ragged flan, rough cleaning marks. Unpublished issue for Philistis with these markings. ($500) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1274. The monogram is known on a very rare issue of Philistis’s 16 litrai (CCO 87), but the combination cornucopia-monogram is known on an extremely rare issue of oktadrachms of Hieron II (CCO 14).

130. SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon, son of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 4 Litrai – Drachm (16mm, 3.23 g, 12h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed head left / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; E to left, BA to right. CCO 285 (D1/R1); BAR Issue 67; SNG ANS 898-9 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a couple light scuffs under tone, tiny delamination before chin. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection.

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131. SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon, son of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 4 Litrai – Drachm (17mm, 3.28 g, 1h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed head left / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; MI to left, BA to right. CCO 298.5 (D1/R3 – this coin); BAR Issue 67; SNG ANS 898-902 var. (control letters); SNG Fitzwilliam 1410 (same dies). VF, toned, lamination on cheek. ($300) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 240.

132 133 132. THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 2.38 g). Forepart of lion right, head reverted / Quadripartite incuse square; two opposing quarters raised, the others containing pellet and pellet with AΓ monogram. SNG Copenhagen 826. Near VF, toned, small test cut on reverse. ($75) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 14; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 115; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

133. MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 420-415 BC. AR Tetrobol (12mm, 2.06 g, 10h). Olynthos mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara within incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group A, 6 (A5/P3); AMNG III/2, 12; SNG ANS 513 (same rev. die). Near VF, toned. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 39; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 197; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

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134. MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.34 g, 6h). Forepart of mule right / Kantharos. AMNG III/2, 18; SNG ANS 365. Fine, toned, some porosity. ($75) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 28; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 390 (part of).

135. MACEDON, Mende. Late 5th-early 4th century BC. AR Tetrobol (11mm, 1.98 g, 10h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos left / Kantharos. AMNG III/2, 29; SNG ANS 376 var. (head right). Fine, toned, slightly granular surfaces. ($100) From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection. Ex J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 291.

136. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.91 g). Facing gorgoneion / Incuse square punch. AMNG –; SNG ANS 424. VF, toned. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 33; Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908), lot 1124.

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137 138 137. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.14 g, 11h). Miletos mint. Struck under Philoxenos, circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2088; ADM I series I, 32-53; SNG München 581-3; SNG Alpha Bank 627; SNG Saroglos -. Near VF, toned, obverse a little off center, small nick at edge on obverse. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 42.

138. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.93 g, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 184-179 BC. Diademed head right / Club; ZΩ (mintmaster) monogram above, ME and BE monograms below; all within oak wreath, star to outer left. Mamroth, Philip 31; McClean 3632. Near VF, toned, hairline flan crack. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 51; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 553 (part of).

139 140 139. THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 380-365 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.98 g, 5h). Early facing head type. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx / Horse grazing right. L-S Group 6, Head type 25, Dies O119/R1; BCD Thessaly II 259 (same dies). VF, toned, die rust on obverse, reverse off center, die break on reverse. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 58.

140. THESSALY, Oitaioi. Circa 360-344 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.76 g, 3h). Head of lion left, spear in jaws / Bow and quiver. Valassiadis 4; BCD Thessaly II 490. Near VF, toned, some roughness. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 63; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 667 (part of).

141. THESSALY, Oitaioi. Circa 167-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.25 g, 12h). Head of lion left, spear in jaws / Herakles standing facing, holding club. Valassiadis 7; BCD Thessaly II 494. VF, toned, area of weak strike on obverse, light edge scrape under tone on reverse. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 64; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 668 (part of).

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142. THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.84 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Head and neck of horse right within incuse circle. Unpublished in the standard references. Near VF, toned, slight granularity. Extremely rare, none in the BCD sales nor CoinArchives. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 72; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 682 (part of).

143. THESSALY, Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.57 g, 8h). Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band across horns of forepart of bull right / Forepart of horse right; within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 775.1 (same dies). Good Fine, toned, some die wear. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 76; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 716 (part of).

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144. LOKRIS, Lokri Opuntii. Circa 360-350 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.31 g, 12h). Wreathed head of Persephone left / Ajax, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, advancing right on rocks, holding sword and shield decorated with palmette and lion; helmet and spear between legs. BCD Lokris 63; SNG Copenhagen –; Gulbenkian 492. VF, toned, severe scratches, cuts, and smoothing. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 87; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 510; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

145. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.69 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 13; SNG Copenhagen 53-6. VF, toned, some find patina remaining. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 93.

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146. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Hemiobol (5mm, 0.35 g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 14; SNG Copenhagen 59. Near VF, toned, light deposits. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 95; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 630; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

147. ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.46 g, 9h). Sea turtle / Large incuse square with skew pattern. Milbank –; SNG Copenhagen 512-3. Fine, toned, struck with worn obverse die. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 108; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 700 (part of); Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection. This and the following lot comprise the two coins of lot 700 in the Hess sale of the Berlin duplicates.

148. ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.43 g, 3h). Sea turtle / Large incuse square with skew pattern. Milbank –; SNG Copenhagen 512-3. Fine, toned, some find patina remaining on obverse. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 109; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 700 (part of); Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

149. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 480-400 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 8.37 g, 9h). Pegasos flying right; koppa below / Helmeted head of Athena left; koppa behind; all within incuse square. Ravel 266 (P149/T207); Pegasi 84; BCD Corinth –; SNG Copenhagen –; Weber 3662 (same dies). Near VF, toned, find patina, some areas of roughness, die break on obverse. Rare issue with Athena left. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 111; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 708; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

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150. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.46 g, 9h). Pegasos flying left; koppa below / Head of Aphrodite left; Δ within wreath to right. BCD Corinth 147; SNG Copenhagen –; Weber 3736 (same obv. die). VF, toned, cleaning marks under tone, some deposits, minor roughness. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 114; J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 407.

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151. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.50 g, 7h). Pegasos flying left; koppa below (barely visible) / Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sphendone. BCD Corinth –; SNG Copenhagen –; CNG E-267, 161. Fine, toned, obverse off center. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 115; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 728; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

152. SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 11.54 g, 4h). Chimaira standing left; ΣE below / Dove flying right (control mark above tail?) within wreath. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 193; cf. HGC 5, 187. VF, toned, some deposits, double struck on reverse. ($500) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 116; J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 435.

153. SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 400-350 BC. AR Tritartemorion or Three-Quarter Obol (10mm, 0.58 g, 9h). Apollo kneeling right, holding bow and arrows / ΣE within wreath with ties to left. BCD Peloponnesos 270-1; HGC 5, 231. VF, toned, some porosity. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 118; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 1229 (part of).

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154. SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.69 g, 9h). Chimaera standing left; wreath above, ΣE below / Dove flying left; N before; all within wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 218 (same obv. die); HGC 5, 201. Fine, toned, light porosity, cut on reverse. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 119; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 887; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

155. ELIS, Olympia. 87th-90th Olympiad. 432-420 BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.68 g, 5h). Eagle, wings spread, standing right, head left, on base / Thunderbolt with wings and volutes. Seltman, Temple, pl. VIII, 14 = BMC 232; BCD Olympia 56; SNG Copenhagen 366; SNG Delepierre 2102–3; McClean 6617 (all from the same dies); HGC 5, 427. Fine, toned, irregular flan, minor area of flat strike. Extremely rare. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 122; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1258 (part of).

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156 157 156. ELIS, Olympia. 92nd Olympiad. 412 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.96 g, 3h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos inscribed HPA / Thunderbolt with volutes and flames. Seltman, Temple, pl. XII, 6; BCD Olympia 76; SNG Copenhagen 384; HGC 5, 467. VF, toned, struck from worn dies. Extremely rare. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 125; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1270.

157. ELIS, Olympia. 95th Olympiad. 400 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.85 g, 7h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos / Flaming thunderbolt within wreath. Seltman, Temple 274 (dies EJ/ηχ); BCD Olympia 88 (same dies); cf. SNG Copenhagen 379; Pozzi 4118 (same dies); HGC 5, 353. Near VF, toned, double struck on obverse. ($750) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 126; J. Hirsch XIV (27 November 1905), lot 445.

158. ELIS, Olympia. 105th Olympiad. 360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.74 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Olympia right / Eagle standing left, head right, within wreath. Seltman, Temple, pl. XII, 11 = BMC 77 = Traité III 1121, pl. CCXXXIII, 3 (same dies); BCD Olympia 124 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen –; A. Cahn 68, lot 1387 (same dies); HGC 5, 438. Good Fine, toned, die break on reverse. Extremely rare, one of four known. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 128; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 1271.

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159. ELIS, Olympia. 106th Olympiad. 356 BC. Fourrée Stater (22mm, 10.03 g, 12h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos / Eagle standing left, head right, within wreath. Cf. Seltman, Temple, obv. dies EX-EZ; cf. BCD Olympia 130. VF, toned, rough surfaces, core visible on reverse. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 131.

160. ELIS, Olympia. 109th Olympiad. 344 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.80 g, 12h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos / Eagle, with spread wings, standing left, head right, on head of stag right; all within wreath. Seltman, Temple 332 (dies FC/ ιο); BCD Olympia 152; BMC 97; McClean 6654; Pozzi 4132 (all from the same dies); HGC 5, 386. Fine, toned, small stain on cheek. ($750) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 135; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 1282.

161. ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 270-260/50 BC. AR Triobol (14mm, 2.44 g, 5h). Forepart of wolf at bay left; Θ above / Large A; Δ-E across upper field; below, eagle standing right on harpa right; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 110910; HGC 5, 670. Near VF, toned, light cleaning marks under tone, die shift on reverse. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 140; Duplicates from the Berlin Königliches Münzkabinett (Part II, A. Hess Nachf., 12 March 1906), lot 966; Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer Collection.

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162. CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 330-270 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.34 g, 12h). Europa seated right within tree branches / Bull standing right, head reverted. Svoronos, Numismatique 60; SNG Copenhagen 442. Near VF, toned, struck from worn dies. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 145; purchased from C.G. Thieme.

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163. CYCLADES, Siphnos. 4th century BC. AR Drachm or Tetrobol (13mm, 3.54 g, 4h). Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia / Eagle flying right; leaf to upper right. SNG Copenhagen 747; HGC 6, 702. Near VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare. ($1500) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 151; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 1600.

164 165 164. IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 4.59 g, 12h). Nude male leading horse right, holding it by its rein; barley grain to upper right / Rosette pattern within incuse square. SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen 558–9 var. (symbol on obv.); BMC 18. Near VF, toned. Good metal. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 161; Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 836.

165. IONIA, Kolophon. Circa 450-410 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 5.30 g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right; branch behind neck / Kithara within incuse square. Milne, Colophon 42a (this coin); SNG von Aulock 2003 var. (A behind neck); cf. SNG Copenhagen 139; BMC 3. VF, toned, granular surfaces, a few light marks under tone. Very rare with branch. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 165; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 2090.

166. ISLANDS off CARIA, Kalymnos. Circa 250-205 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 6.37 g, 7h). Helmeted male head right / Kithara within pelleted square. SNG von Aulock 2741; SNG Copenhagen 602; HGC 6, 1283. Near VF, toned, areas of roughness, light scrapes and scratches on reverse. ($500) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 170; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 2395.

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167. ISLANDS off CARIA, Kos. Circa 285-258 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.24 g, 1h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Crab; MNAΣIMAXOΣ (only traces visible) and club below; all in pelleted square within shallow incuse square. Ingvaldsen Issue VIII, 2 (O2/R2); SNG von Aulock 2749 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen –; HGC 6, 1312. Fine, toned, slightly irregular flan. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 173; purchased from G. Binder, Hamburg.

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168. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 400-380 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 10.88 g, 5h). Two wrestlers grappling / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; all in pelleted square within shallow incuse square; c/m: uncertain symbol within incuse circle. Tekin Series 3; SNG France 52–6. Good VF, toned, struck from worn obverse die. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 181; Baron Friedrich von Schennis Collection (J. Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913), lot 868.

169. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.62 g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; BΛ between legs / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; all in pelleted square within shallow incuse square; c/m: uncertain symbol within incuse circle. Tekin Series 4; SNG France –; SNG von Aulock –; Izmir –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG PP 5. VF, toned, areas of roughness. Very rare with BΛ. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 182; Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 605. The BΛ issue is among the rarest of Aspendos staters. Correct attribution of these is dependent upon a close reading of the text of many published collections, as coin wear and poor quality photos often make the more common BA issues appear to read BΛ (see SNG Copenhagen 215 and Izmir 4).

170. CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames). Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 10.38 g, 1h). Struck circa 370 BC. Baaltars seated right, head and torso facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter, grain ear and grape-bunch; thymiaterion to right; all within crenelated wall / Ana, standing right, facing Datames, standing left; thymiaterion between; all within dotted square border in linear border. Casabonne series 3; Moysey issue 5; SNG France 8 var. (eagle below throne); cf. SNG Levante 84 var. (position of inscriptions on rev.). VF, toned, a few deposits, areas of minor porosity. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 188; purchased from K. Schild, 1943.

171. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Stater – 2 Shekels (23mm, 15.47 g, 7h). Babylon II mint. Struck circa 311-303 BC. Baal seated left, holding scepter / Lion advancing left; anchor above. SC 88.2a; HGC 9, 67a. Near VF, toned, some deposits on reverse. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 189; purchased from C.G. Thieme.

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172 173 172. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V or Ptolemy VI. 204-180 BC or 180-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.20 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; no control marks. Svoronos 1231 and 1489; SNG Copenhagen 244-5 and 262-8; Noeske 176-7 and 192-3. Good VF, toned, some roughness on obverse. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 199; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 3201.

173. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V or Ptolemy VI. 204-180 BC or 180-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.44 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; no control marks. Svoronos 1231 and 1489; SNG Copenhagen 244-5 and 262-8; Noeske 176-7 and 192-3. VF, somewhat rough surfaces. ($150) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 198.

174. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos (Auletes). 80-58 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.25 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Dated RY 27 (55/4 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left, palm frond over far shoulder, on thunderbolt; LKZ (date) to left, ΠA to right. Svoronos 1836; SNG Copenhagen 394; Noeske 257–9. VF, toned, a couple light scratches and slight die shift on reverse. ($200) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 200.

175. KINGS of PERSIS. Uncertain king I. 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.12 g, 1h). Head right, wearing kyrbasia surmounted by eagle and adorned with crescent / Fire temple surmounted by half-length figure of Ahura-Mazda left; to left, Darev standing right; to right, column surmounted by eagle standing left. K&M 3/5; Alram 551; Sunrise –. VF, toned, dig in center of reverse. ($100) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 193; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part III, J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 3123.

176. Anonymous. Circa 225-214 BC. AR Didrachm – Quadrigatus (23mm, 6.68 g, 6h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus / Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt and holding scepter, in quadriga right driven by Victory; ROMA incuse on raised tablet. Crawford 28/3; Sydenham 64a; RSC 23. VF, toned, flan flaw on obverse, area of deposit on reverse. ($300) Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Lanz 151, 30 June 2011), lot 215; purchased from K. Schild, 1939.

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