Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £3,100

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Greek coinage, Uncertain Thraco-Macedonian Mint, The Eurydikians in the Orrescian Pangeion region (?), Diobol, c. 500, jugate heads of nymph and bull right, rev. four-part incuse square, 0.93g (Tzamalis, NK 16, 1997, p.15, 14; Svoronos pl. 6, 8 [Dionysiæ]; Rosen 165). Good very fine £2,500-3,000

Footnote

Provenance:
Leu Numismatik Auction 57 (Zürich), 25 May 1993, lot 59.

The nymph on the obverse may represent the Eurydikea, also the name of a settlement in Chalkidian Pallene. The accompanying bull is the numismatic badge of the Orrescii