Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £9,400

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Greek coinage, Sicily, Akragas, Drachm, c. 410, two eagles standing left over hare on rock, eagle in foreground has wings closed, throwing back head to scream, other with wings spread, pecking downwards, rev. crab with shell displaying human face, crayfish below, 3.91g/11h (Rizzo pl. 1, 21; Kraay-Himer 183; SNG Lloyd 824). Better than very fine and toned, very rare £2,500-3,000


Bank Leu Auktion 28, 5 May 1981, lot 22