Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 562

Price realized: 1,900 GBP   (Approx. 2,104 USD / 2,168 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


South Arabia, Saba' AR Half Unit. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Imitating Athens. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette; Γ ('g' in South Arabian) on cheek / AΘE, owl standing to right, head facing; yanaf-monogram to left, 'Mukarrib' monogram before owl, South Arabian minuscule inscription above. Huth in CCK, 46b; Huth 248; CAF 1.7ii. 1.63g, 11mm, 5h.

Good Very Fine; Extremely Rare.

From a private North American collection.

Estimate: 100 GBP

Match 1:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 563

Price realized: 220 GBP   (Approx. 244 USD / 251 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


South Arabia, Saba' AR Half Unit. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Imitating Athens. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette; Γ ('g' in South Arabian) on cheek / AΘE, owl standing to right, head facing; yanaf-monogram to left, 'Mukarrib' monogram before owl, South Arabian minuscule inscription above. Huth in CCK, 46b; Huth 248; CAF 1.7ii. 1.64g, 11mm, 6h.

Very Fine; Extremely Rare.

From a private North American collection.

Estimate: 75 GBP

Match 2:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 23Auction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 3220

Price realized: 160 CHF   (Approx. 167 USD / 166 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.46 g, 3 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. Svoronos pls. 12-13 passim. Circa half of the flan cut off in antiquity to create 'Hacksilber', otherwise, about very fine.


From the collection of Dr. P. Vogl, privately acquired from Aufhäuser in 1989.

The cutting of Greek silver coins into smaller pieces was common practice, particularly in the Levant, where coinage was often treated as silver bullion and cut down to irregular pieces that changed hands not by denomination, but by weight.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 3:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 32

Price realized: 1,300 CHF   (Approx. 1,355 USD / 1,350 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.20 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. Svoronos pls. 12-13 passim. A lightly toned, well centered and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), privately acquired from Dr. F. Sternberg in November 1961.

Starting price: 200 CHF

Match 4:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 23Auction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 3218

Price realized: 500 CHF   (Approx. 521 USD / 519 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.25 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. Svoronos pls. 12-13 passim. Well centered and nicely toned. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.


From an old Swiss collection, formed in the 1970s (with old collector's ticket).

Starting price: 150 CHF

Match 5:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 23Auction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 3221

Price realized: 260 CHF   (Approx. 271 USD / 270 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s-420s BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 16.65 g, 9 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8. Svoronos pls. 12-13 passim. Nicely toned. Minor flan faults and with a test punch and some scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 50 CHF