Arthur C. (Arthur Cayley) Headlam.

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CATALOGUE



OF



THE VALUABLE COLLECTION



OF



GREEK COINS



FORMED BY



The Rev, ARTHUR C. HEADLAM, D.D.



or WHOULTOX HALL, liAUXAPxD CASTLE.



WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

PA' MESSRS.

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODOE

Auctioneers of ^itn-nrn |lropertn x't Morks illustnittlTr of tljr jFtnc Arto.

AT THEIR HOUSE, No. 13, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, AV.C.

On MONDAY, the 8th of MAY, 1916, and Two following Days

AT ONE o'clock PRECISELY.



MAY BE VIEWED TWO DAYS PllIOll. CATALOGUES MAY BE HAD.



Dryden Press : J. Davy & .Sons, 8-9, Frith-street, Soho-square,



CONDITIONS OF SALE.



I. The highest bidder to be the buyer; and if any dispute arise between
bidders, the lot so disputed shall be immediately put up again,
provided the auctioneer cannot decide the said dispute.

II. No person to advance less than Is. ; above five pounds, 2$. 6(7., and
so on in proportion.

III. In the case of lots upon which there is a reserve, the auctioneer

shall have the right to bid on behalf of the seller.

IV. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, and to

pay down 10^. in the pound, if required, in part payment of the
purchase-money ; in default of which the lot or lots purchased
will be immediately put up again and re-sold.

V. The sale of any lot is not to be set aside on account of any error in
the enumeration of the numbers stated, or errors of description.

Vl. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense, immediately after
the conclusion of the sale ; in default of which Messrs. Sotheby,
Wilkinson & Hodge will not hold themselves responsible if lost,
stolen, damaged, or otherwise destroyed, but they will be left at
the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the expiration of Two Days
after the conclusion of the sale, the lots are not cleared or paid
for, they will then be catalogued for immediate sale, and the
expense, the same as if re-sold, will be added to the amount at
which they were bought. Messrs. SoTHEiiY, Wilkinson & Hodge
will have the option of re-selling the lots uncleared, either by public
or private sale, without any notice being given to the defaulter.

\'1I. Upon failure of complying with the above conditions, the money
required and deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited, a7id
if any loss is sustained in the re selling of such lots as are not
cleared or paid /or, all charges on such re-sale shall be made good
by the defaulters at this sale.



Gentlemen who cannot attend this Sale may have their Commissions
htithfully executed by their humble Servants,

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,

13, Wellington Street, Strand, London.

Telef/raphic Address : " Abinitio, Rand, London." Telephone: ^S52 Gerrard.
In sending Commissions please refer to this Catalogue as " GETA."



Commissions cannot under any circumstances be accepted by
Telephone.



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PEEFACE.



THE Collection of Coins now offered for sale was made with the
purpose of illustrating the development of Greek life, whether
political, social or artistic. With that aim in view the Collection was
not confined to coins of artistic beauty and rarity, but included series
such as the copper coins of Sicily, often historically of great im-
portance, and an attempt was made to arrange them on a system
somewhat different from that usually adopted — a system which has
been followed in this Catalogue.

The traditional method of describing Greek coins according to
geographical divisions, many of which did not come into existence
till long after the coins themselves — a method which goes back to
Eckhel's great work — has certain advantages of simplicity and
custom, but is not founded on any scientific principle and does not
exhibit the growth and development of the coinage. It groups
together coins which have little relation to one another and separates
those which are closely connected. A less artificial arrangement will
be more difficult to work out, it must necessarily have many
imperfections, it can never be entirely symmetrical, but it will
greatly increase the historical value and interest of a collection or a
catalogue.

Such an arrangement would start with the electrum coinage of
Asia, and would trace the progress of coinage across the ^Egean to
the mainland of Greece, where the tortoises of ^gina would head the
series. It would pass north to Macedonia and Thrace, west to Sicily
and Magna Gnecia, south to Cyrene. Later would come the new
departure under Alexander and the Diadovhi, and later still the coins
struck under lioman influence.

In this Catalogue only the beginnings of such an arrangement are
attempted, but its advantages may be illustrated from the coinage of



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Sicily, where the arrangement is based on Holm's " Geschichte
Siciliens." For example, there is much utility in exhibiting
together the coinage struck by Gelon in the three allied cities of
Syracuse, Gela, and Leontini ; in showing the gradual development
of Sicilian art through the transition period ; in grouping the coins of
all the Sicilian cities (often the work of the same artists) during the
brilliant period at the close of the fifth century, or the interesting
bronze series with the free horse recording the expeditions of
Timoleoii, and then at the end the debased coinage struck under the
Eomans.

It had been hoped that at any rate this section of the collection
migh£ be kept together to form the nucleus of a more complete
collection based on the same principles.

So in the case of Magna Grascia it is of great advantage that the
very singular early coinage which has been connected with the
Pythagorean League should be exhibited together. Then comes, as
in Sicily, the growth of artistic power, and the beautiful coinage of
the period of finest art ; and then the development of the coinage
of the semi-barbarous Italian cities leading to that of republican
Eome. Eome appears to the numismatist as a half barbarous Italian
city gradually acquiring civilisation under Greek influence.

The collection was not complete enough to allow the same system
to be worked out elsewhere, but there is a considerable advantage in
having the early electrum and gold coinages grouped together as
in IJr. Percy Gardner's interesting paper ; and the coinage of the
Macedonian kings and the Diadochi forms a class by itself, as do the
barbarous imitations. In a larger collection the same principles
might be worked out more fully in a very interesting manner.

It is hoped that the change thus made in arrangement will add to
the interest both of the collection and the catalogue.



ALPHABETICAL INDEX.



Tlie names uf Provinces, Districts^, etc., are in capital letters ; Mints in ordinary
tjpe ; Dynasts in italics. The tigures refer to the numbers of the lots.



Ahacaenum, 125

Acanthus, 404

AcAKNANiA, 37(5-378, 392

Acragas, 9-11, 44, 45, 90-101. 119-12^

129, 154, 167, 169, 178
Aegina, 349-356
Aenus, 406-408
Aeolis, 332
Aetna, 153, 179
Aetolia, 390
Aiiathodes, 156-164
Agyrium, 132

Alexander I Bala (Syr.), 444
Alexander II Zebiiia (Syr.), 449
Ale.mnder III (Maced.), 416-41S, 469
Ambiani, 463, 464
Amyntas (Gal.), 428
Anactorium, 377, 378
Anaxilas, 41-43
Antigonud Gonafa-v, 421
Anliochm I, 433
Autiochus II, 433
Autiochus Hierax, 435
Antiorhm III, 437
Auliochu.^ IV, 439
AntiocliUff V, 440
Antiochus VI, 447
Antiochii!^ VII, 448
AntiodiKs VIII, 450-452
ApoUonia Pontica, 413
Apulia, 273
Arcadia, 381, 382
Arcadian League, 381
Argos, 379
Arpi, 273
Aspendus, 340
Athens, 357-364
Audoleou, 425



Bactria, 429

BiTHYNIA, 334

BoEOTiA, 389

Boii, 468

British, Early, 454-460, 467

Bruttii, The, 275-277

Bruttium, 186-189, 192, 202-205, 207,

216-218, 224-229, 260-267, 273, 275-

277

Calabria, 200, 201, 219-223, 279

Calchedon, 334

Cales, 273

Calynina, 342

Camarina, 81, 116, 131

Campania, 214, 215, 258, 259, 273, 274,

278, 279
Capua, 278, 279
Caria, 339, 342
Carnutes, 466
Carthage, 183-185
Catana, 65-67. 117, 132, 178
Caulonia, 192, 207
Celenderis, 343
Celtic cinns, 454-471
Centuripae, 153, 179
Cephaloedium, 178
Chalcis, 389
Cilica, 343-346
Clazomenae, 329, 330
Cleopatra Thea, 450
Cnidus, 339
Cnossus, 388
Corcyra, 393
Corinth, 365-375
Corone, 382
Cossura, 185
Crete, 385-388
Croton, 186-189, 202-205, 224-229



Croton and Zancle, 205
Cumae, 214, 215
Cunohelinus, 458
Cyme, 332
Cyrene, 383, 384
Cyzicus, 297, 333

Danubian district, 469-470
Demttrhis Polioixetes (Mac), 419, 420
Demetrius I (Syr.), 441-443
Demetrius II (Syr.), 445, 446
Dion, 133-142
Dionysos, 113-115
Dyrrhachiuni, 393

Egypt, 430

Eioii, 404

Elis, 380

Elyrus, 388

Emia, 155

Ephesus, 328

Eretria, 389

Eryx, 47

Etrcria, 268-270

EuBOEA, 389

Euthydcmuti ( Badr. ), 429

Galatia, 428

Gaulish, 461-467

Gela, 28-36, 56-64, 130, 155

Gelon, 12-24, 28-37

Graxa, 279

Hadranuni, 153

Heracleia (Lucan. )> '-^71, 272

Heraeus, 382

Hicetas, 166

Hieron and Thrasylndus, 25-27

Hieron II, 172-175

Himera, 4, 5, 46, 83-84, 132

Histiaea, 389

Hybla Magna, 179

Illykia, 393

Ionia, 280-291, 317-326, 328-331

Itanus, 387

Laconia, 382
Lamia, 402
Lampsacus, 296
Larissa, 394-401, 470



Laus, 208

Leontini, 37-40, 68-73, 178

Lesbos, 298-316, 335-337

Lete, 404

Leucas, 376

Locri Epizephyrii, 273

Locri Opuntii, 391

LocRis, 391

LucANiA, 190, 191, 193-199, 206, 208-

213, 230-257, 271, 272, 279
LYCia, 338
Lydia, 292-294, 327
Lysimachus, 426, 427
Lyttus, 385, 386

Macedon, 404, 405, 414-423

Macedon, Kings of, 414-423

Mameitini, The, 167

Maroneia, 409

Massilia, 471

Mazae.us, 345

Megalopolis, 381

Melita, 185

Messana, 41-43, 74-80, 121-124, 131, 155

Metapontuni, 195-198, 210, 211, 230-244

Miletus, 328

Morini, 467

Motya, 126, 132

Mysia, 296, 297, 333

Mytilene, 298-316, 336, 337

Nagidus, 346

Naxos(Sieil.), 1, 88, 89, 118
Neapolis (Camp.), 258, 259
Neapolis (Maced.), 405
Nervii, 465

Paeonia, 424, 425

Paestum, 279

Pamphylia, 340

Parium, 333

Patraus, 424

Persia, 295

Phamahazus, 344

Pharsalus, 402

Phintias, 167

Philip II (Maced.), 414, 415, 469

Philip V (Maced.), ^22

Philip Philadelphus (Syr.), 453

Phocaea, 290, 291, 317-326

Pjiocis, 390



Phoenicia, 347, 348
Pictones, 461
PisiDiA, 343
Populonia, 268-270
Poseidonia, 190, 191, 206, 209
Psophis, 381
Piolemy I [Egypt), 430
I'yrrkm 165-168

Rhegium, 216-218, 260

Rhodus, 341

Romano Campanian, 273

Samos, 331
Segesta, 102
Seleucidae, 431-453
Sehucus /, 431, 432
Sehiicn.^ II, 434
SelencHs III, 436
Selencm IV, 438
Se/eucKS VI, 452
Selge, 343
Selinus, 7, 8, 85-87
Sicily, 1-185
Siculo-Punic, 180-182
Sieyon, 379
Sinope, 334
Suessa Aurunea, 274
Sybaris. 193, 194, 209



Syracuse, 6, 12-27, 48-55, 103-115, 127,
128, 133-152, 156-166, 168, 172-177,
179

Syria, Kings of, 431-453



Taientuni, 2(X>, 201, 219-223
Tarsus, 344-346
Tauromeniuni, 170, 171
Terina, 261-267
Thasos, 410-413
Thebes, 389

Thermae Himerenses, 132
Theron, 44-47
Thessaly, 394-403
Thessalian Confederacy, 403
Thrace, 406-413
Thracian Kings, 426, 427
Thurium, 250-257
Timoleon, 144-152
Treviri, 462
Tyndaris, 178
Tyre, 347, 348

Velia, 199, 212, 213, 245-249
Verica, 459, 460

Zancle, 2, 3

Zanele and Crotoii, 205

Zeugitana, 183-185






CATALOGUE



CO LLECTION OF GREEK COI NS

/X liOLD, ELECTRILV, SILVER AXD COFFEE



FORMED BY

THE REV. AF.THUB C. HEADLAM. P. ]).

of Whoiiton Hall, Barnard Castle.



FIRST DAY'S SALE



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COINAGE OF SICILY.



The coins are arranyed mainlij acnjrdiny to their chronological mj_ncnce.
il). PERIOD OF ARCHAIC ART, c. 550-485 r,.c.



LOT
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Naxos. M Drachm, of earliest type, vt. 82-5 grs., Head of Dionysos
to left, with pointed beard, and wearing ivy-wreath ; a dotted border
within double linear circle ; ^ NAXION, Bunch of grapes with
tendrils and leases {B. M. Cat. 2), fine and cerij rare ; from the
Benson sale, lot 242. Also M Obol, ivt. 7*8 grs., of similar type,
but with border of dots only {B. M. Cat. 5), rare [Pl. I] ' 2

Zancle. JR Drachm, wt. S5-2 grs., DANK, Sickle-shaped harbour
of Zancle, with four equidistant projections, within it a dolphin to
left; ^ Incuse square of peculiar pattern, containing scallop in
centre (B. JJ. Cat. 1), veri/ fine and very rare: from a sale at
Munich, May, 1907, lot 2253 [PI. I] 1



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Zancle. M Drachm, xvt. 85"7 gr?., DANK, Sickle-shai-ed harlwur,
but without the projections, within it a dolphin to left, l)oi(ler of
(lots : ^ Incuse square, as on last coin (/?. M. ('at. 3), fine 1

Himena. M Drachm, rrt. 85'6 grs., Cock .staiiding to left, circle of

large beads, around ; \i Shallow incuse of mill-sail pattern with ^5?^

eight divisions, four of which are in relief {B. 31. Cat. l). Another,
u-t. 87 grs., Cock standing to right, within eiicle of large beads ;
J,i as on last coin, very fine. JR Obol, ivt. 13"8 grs.. Cock to right
. {B.M. Cat. 10) 3

Himera. M Drachm, irt. 89 "o grs.. Cock standing to left, border /^a^^
of dots; ]^ .Shallow incuse si|uare with ornamental border, within
which a hen standing to light {B. M. Cat. 15). Anothei-. irt.
89*4 grs., similar type, but cock standing to right {B.M. Cat. 14).
A third specimen, vt. 87 "5 grs., as last, but of different design and
workmanship, all three good coins 3

Sypacuse. JR Tetkadrachm of the C4eomori oligarchy, u-t. 259 grs.^
5VRA?0 ^lON, Quadriga to right driven by beardless chario-
teer, holding reins in both hands, horses in slow action ; 1^ Incuse
square divided into four parts, in the centre a circular sinking with
aichaic head of nymph or goddess to left {B. M. Cat. 2), a very
rare coin in very good state of x>reservation [PI. I] 1

Selinus. M Djdrachm, ict. 136 grs., Leaf of wild jiarsley, a pellet
on either side of stem : IJ Incuse square of eight divisions, the
alternate ones deeper {rf. B.M. Cat. 10 and rev. <>/ no. •"), fmnt
a sale in Vienna, January, 1912, lot 87. Another, vt. 115 grs.,
Leaf of wild parsley ; ^i Incuse square regularly divided into eight
triangular divisions by diagonal bands, an uncommnn variety, jh,nf
the Bunhnry collection, the first very fine 2

Selinus. A\ Didrachm, wt. 125 grs., Leaf of wild parsley, a iiellefc
on either side of stem (mark of value) : |i Incuse square irregularly
divided into twelve divisions, the alternate ones deeper {B. M.
Cat. 10). Another, wt. 134"7 grs., Leaf of wild parsley finely
veined, a pellet on either side of central lol)e above ; li Incuse
.scpiare of ten divisions {B. M. Cat. 1 1 ), hath coins very fine 2

Acragas. JR Didrachm, vt. 130 grs., AKRAC i ZOTI/IA, Eagle
standing to left on ornamental base ; J^ Crab (struck on a plain
level field), {B. M. Cat. 3), a very fine coin [PI. I] 1

Acragas. M Didrachm, wt. 133"5 grs., similar type to coin in /

last lot {B.M. Cat. 3). Another, vt. 133-5 grs., AKRAC | "^

ANTOZ ; ^ Large crab filling the whole field irf. B. M. Cat. 3),
bi'th interesting varieties in very gi.od state 2:



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11 Acpagas. A\ Didkachm, wt. 130 ^?>-., AKRA (left) CANT..
(right), Eagle standing to left with clu.sed wings; 1,{ Circular
incuse, within which a crab {H. M. Cat. 5), very fine and an
uncomnion variefy [PI. I] 1



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12 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 li.c., A\ Tetradkachm,
irt. 262'8 grs., Quadriga to right driven by male charioteer, above,
Nike with spread wings about to crown the horses ; ^J ZV-RA?-
OZI ON, Linear circle enclosing head of goddess to right,
wearing plain diadem, hair indicated by parallel rows of dots ;
around, four dolphins {B. M. Cat. 4 ; Du Chastel, 4), sligld defect
under chin, othervise fine, very rare ; from the Sandeman sale,
1911, lot 49 [PI. I] 1

Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Didrachm, ict.
128 grs., Naked horseman to right, leading a second horse;
^ ZV-RA9~OZI-ON, Linear circle enclosing head of goddess
to right, as on last coin ; around, four dolphins {B. M. Cat. 5), fine
and rare [PI. I] 1

Syracuse. Tyraiuiy of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Tetradrachm,
y^-^cc^t-t^^f^ wt. 253'5 grs., Slow quadriga to right, horses crowned by Nike;

^ ZVRAKO ZION, Head of goddess to right, plain broad
diadem around head, hair indicated by dots and falling to a point
at back of neck ; around, four dolphins {Du Chastel, 5), fine and
a very uncommon variety ; from the Benson sale 1

/7 15 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Tetradrachm,

UPayi/ly ^'^t. 260'5 grs., similar type to coin in last lot ; hair of goddess

represented by parallel lines of dots, falling at back of neck, the

ends tied together in a small bunch {Du Chastel, 5), of fine style

and an uncommon variety [PI. I] 1

Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Tetradrachm,
wt. 265 grs., Slow (juadriga to right, horses crowned by Nike ;
\^ ZVRAKOZrON, Head of goddess to right, hair indicated
by parallel lines of dots, looped up behind beneath a beaded
diadem; around, four dolphins {Du Chastel, 11), fine and rare;
from the Bunbury and (yUagan sales [PI. I] 1

/^ /- 17 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., ^l Tetradrachm,
wt. 265'3 grs., similar type to coin in la.st lot. liut inscription
ZVR-AK OZ I ON and varied design {cf. Du Chastel, 11),
fine and rare 1

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18 Syracuse. Tyranny of (lelon, v. 485-478, ]'..c., M Tetradrachm, |

wt. 269 6">'-, 'Slow (|ua(lriga to I'ight, horses crowned by Nike ; [
\% ZVRAKOZIO-N, Head of goddess to light, hair indicated
by dots above forehead, and wavy lines behind, falling at back of
neck and bound with diadem of beads ; around, four dolphins
{Du Chastel, 6). Another, with ^ Small head of goddess to right,
hair in dots over forehead, and wavy lines behind, the ends tied
together in a small bunch under diadem {cf. ])u ChasfcJ, 12^), both
very good coins 2

19 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 i;.c., ^v Tetradrach.m,

wt. 267"2 grs., Quadriga to right, horses advancing slowly, Nike
above about to crown them; ji ZVBAKO XION, Head of
goddess to right, hair in wavy lines, turned up behind under
diadem of large beads {Du Chastel, 16), a eery fine example
[PI. I] ' ' 1

20 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., A\ Tetraduachai, vt.

266-9 grs.. Victorious quadriga to right ; ^ XYRAK OZI O N,
Head of goddess to right, hair indicated by parallel waved lines,
except over forehead, where it is shown by straight lines, at back
it is turned up beneath the beaded diadem {cf. Da ('haiifcl, 16),
eery fine [PI. I] I

21 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Tetradrachm,

wt. 267" 7 grs., types similar to preceding coins, hair wavy, the
ends in a bunch behind turned up under beaded diadem {Du
Chastel, 19). Another, ict. 267'7 grs., of similar type to coin in
lot 19, but larger head {cf. Du diastel, 16), the second coin very
fine 2

22 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., A\ Didrachm, wt.
1 30 grs., Hovseman to right leading a second horse; ^ ZVR AKO-
ZION, Head of goddess to right, hair in wavy lines gathered uj)
behind under beaded diadem ; around, foui- dolphins {B.lSl. ('at.
46). M Drachm, ivt. 64'8 grs., Horseman to right ; IJ similar head
of goddess to right, wearing beaded diadem {B.M. Cat. 47), both

fine and very rare ; the first from the Bunbury collection, later
O'Hagan 2 j

!23 Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., Al Didrachm, wt.

\ 117 gr^., a variety of coin in last lot, ZVRA KOZ ION, hair

j ■ indicated by dots instead of wavy lines {B.M. Cat. 20), very rare.

, Al Drachm, ivt. Qi'Sgrs., Horseman to right ; yi Head of goddess

j to right, hair wavy turned up behind under diadem {B. 31. Cat. 47),

I the second coin fine ; from the Philipsen collection, 1906 2



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Syracuse. Tyranny of Gelon, r. 4,^5-478 i;.c., M LiTRA, wt.
11 "2 grs., ZVBA, Head of goddess to right, wearing beaded
diadem; il Cuttle-fish {B.M. Cat. 49); and other varieties (3),
irt)t. ire, W?, andWI grs. ; from, the Strozzi, Fhilipsen and
other collections. Al Obol, trt. 11*2 grs., similar head ; ^ "Wheel
of four spokes {B. M. Cat. 55). M Pentonkion, wt. 2 '8 grs.,
similar head ; ^ :•: {Hist. Num. p. 172), very rare; also^OBOL,
wt. 9'2 grs., of the Demareteion type commemoi-ating the victory
at Himera, c. 480-479 B.C., Head of goddess to right ; 1^ ZV I RA
in angles of wheel of four spokes (B. 31. Cat. 62), a7i interesting
lot of fine little coins 7

Syracuse. Reigns of Hieron and Thrasybulus, c. 478-466 B.C., M
Tetradrachm, ivt. 266 grs., Slow quadriga to right, above Nike
tlyingand crowning horses, in exergue pistrix to right ; ^. ZVRA-
KOZIO-I/I, Head of goddess to right, hair indicated by wavy
lines, looped up behind under beaded diadem ; around, four
dolphins {Du Chastel, 21), fine [PI. I] 1

Syracuse. Reigns of Hieron and Thrasybulus, c. 478-466 B.C., ^
Tetradrachm, ivt. 267 g7-s., Slow quadriga, etc., as on last coin ;
li ZVRAKOZ-IO-N, Head of goddess to right, hair waved and
rolled up at back in separate coils beneath diadem ; around, four
dolphins (Du Chastel, 29^), fine and rare 1

Syracuse. Reigns of Hieron and Thrasybulus, c. 478-466 B.C.,
M Tetradrachm, wt. 262'6 grs.. Victorious quadriga and pistrix;
1^ SVRAKOZI-O-N, Head of goddess to right, hair over fore-
head rolled, at the back in separate coils over which passes a narrow
cord tied at top of head ; necklace with pendant ; around, four
doljihins {Dii Chastel, 34), fine and rare ; from a Distinguished
Artist's, London, 1899, and Philipsen's collections. Ai Litra, iff.
11 grs., Head of goddess to right ; 1^ ZVRA, Cuttle-fish {B. 3J.
Cat. 48). JR Obol, ivt. 10 grn?., similar head ; ^ Wheel of four
spokes ; and a variety, wt. lO'S grs., with small supporting spokes
distinctly shown, all three last coins vei'y fine : from the Strozzi
sale " 4

Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, r. 485-478 B.C., ^v Tetradrachm, I't.
264 grs., Quadriga to right, horses advancing slowly and crowned
by Nike flying above ; li CEAAZ, Forepart of man-headed bull
swimming to right {B. M. Cat. 3), fine 1

Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M TETRADRACHM, irt.
256'8 grs., types as on last coin {B. M. Cat. 3). Another, u't.



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268'7 grs., similar types but inscription CEAAZ above forepart
of bull, which fills the field of the coin {B. M. Cat. 6), the .second
coin fine '2

30 Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Tetradkachm, tvt.
260"7 grs., Quadriga to right driven by bearded charioteei7r/o//V?f/
back ; ^ CEAA, Forepart of man-headed bull swimming to right
{Holm III, 1)1. 1, 12), a very rare and interesting variety in fine
state of i^reservation ; from Mnnich sale, Xor. 1907, lot 133
[PI. I]" 1

31 Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 4S.5-478 B.C., M Tetradrachm, ivt.
257 '2 grs., 81ow quadriga to right driven 1iy youthful charioteei',
horses crowned by Nike ; ii • • EA • • Forepart of man-headed
bull swimming to right; in front, a plant (^. J/. Cat. — ), an in-
teresting and very rare variety: from Bhinich sale, Xnc 1907,
lot 134 [PI. I] 1

Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., M Didrachm, irt.
126'5 grs.. Bearded horseman helmeted holding spear aloft to
right; ^ CEAAZ, Forepart of man-headed bull swimming to
right (B.M. Cat. 17), very fine. Another, vf. \3Ab grs., of
similar type, with inscription CEAAZ beloAv bull, very fine 2

Gela. Tyranjiy of Gelon, c. 485-478 B.C., ^Didrachm, irt. l2f<-8 grs.,
similar type to coins in last lot, with CEAA in front of bnlT.s
head {B. M. Cat. 17), fine style and excellent state of preservation.
M, LiTRA, wt. 12 grs., Horse walking to right with bridle hanging
down, above wreath ; 1^ CEAA, Forepart of man-headed bull
swimming to right {B. M. Cat. 28) : others (2), ivt. 7 grs., similaj-,
of archaic style and inscription • • A30 : ^''^- ^'5 grs., of later
fabric, with TEA above bull, all fine 4

34 Gela. Tyranny of Gelon, r. 485-478 B.C., M LiTRA, vt.V2grs.,
^ types of coins in last lot, CEin front of bull, A A above and ^

behind {B.M. Cat. 2%), extremely fine. Another, ^vt. 10'2 grs.,
ABO above, A behind and Z below bull, very fine. A third, nt.
15 grs., of hard style, lAA above bull, very fine. A\ Obol, vt.
5 grs.. Wheel of four spokes ; li Forepart of man-headtd Ijull


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