Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

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Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £9,600

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Akragas, Tetradrachm, c. 409-406, charioteer driving racing quadriga to right, Nike flying left to crown him from above, Ketos right in exergue, rev. two eagles standing right over hare on rock, that in the foreground with wings closed, throwing back head to scream, other with wings spread, pecking downwards, cicada in left field, 17.16g/3h (Seltman, NC 1948, 2, pl. 2, Aa; Cambridge, McClean pl. 65, 12; Rizzo pl. 2, 4). Very fine and extremely rare
£3,000-3,500

Footnote

Provenance:
Baron F. von Schennis Collection, Jacob Hirsch Auktion 33 (Munich), 17 November 1913, lot 298
V.M. Brand Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction (Zürich), 9 June 1983, lot 22