Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 121Auction date: 6 October 2022
Lot number: 573

Price realized: 1,100 USD   (Approx. 1,118 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. Circa 350-250 BC. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 16.97 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, upward crescent on cheek (= r in Lihyanite) / Owl standing right; olive spray and crescent to left. Huth, Athenian, fig. 5, a = BN 1976–71; Huth –. Earthen black patina. VF. Unusually fine style. Very rare, earliest issue in the Lihyan series.


Estimate: 1500 USD

Match 1:
Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 121Auction date: 6 October 2022
Lot number: 574

Price realized: 750 USD   (Approx. 762 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. Circa 350-250 BC. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 13.50 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, upward crescents on cheek (= r in Lihyanite) / Owl standing right; olive spray and crescent to left. Huth, Athenian, fig. 5, b = SNG ANS 1453; Huth –. Toned, porous. VF.


Estimate: 1000 USD

Match 2:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 528Auction date: 30 November 2022
Lot number: 188

Price realized: 950 USD   (Approx. 913 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. 2nd–1st centuries BC. Æ 'Tetradrachm' (20mm, 12.70 g, 10h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye; two upward crescents on cheek / Owl standing left, head facing; olive spray to right. Huth, Athenian, fig. 5c var. (owl right); Huth –. Black patina, trace deposits. Near VF. Very rare with owl left.


Estimate: 150 USD

Match 3:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 529Auction date: 14 December 2022
Lot number: 348

Price realized: 1,200 USD   (Approx. 1,140 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. 2nd–1st centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 13.02 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Schematic head of Athena right, two upward crescents on cheek / Stylized owl standing right, head facing; olive spray to left. Huth, Athenian, fig. 5b; Huth 39 var. (single crescent on cheek). Porous, small copper oxide deposit on reverse. Near VF.


Estimate: 750 USD

Match 4:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 527Auction date: 16 November 2022
Lot number: 145

Price realized: 650 USD   (Approx. 627 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. 2nd–1st centuries BC. AR "Drachm" (14mm, 2.69 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye; monogram (mark of value?) on cheek / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left; all within incuse square . CNG 112, lot 351; CNG 109, lot 364; Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 7, lot 556; Savoca London Auction 1, lot 118; cf. Huth 39 for same style (idiosyncratic to this mint); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Trace deposits, struck with worn obverse die, slight roughness on reverse. Near VF. Very rare.


Estimate: 300 USD

Match 5:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 527Auction date: 16 November 2022
Lot number: 146

Price realized: 700 USD   (Approx. 675 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. 2nd–1st centuries BC. AR "Drachm" (14mm, 2.55 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye; monogram (mark of value?) on cheek / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to lower left; all within incuse square . Cf. CNG 112, lot 351; cf. CNG 109, lot 364; cf Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 7, lot 556; cf. Huth 39 for similar style (idiosyncratic to this mint); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Slight granularity. Good Fine.


Estimate: 300 USD