Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 114Auction date: 23 November 2023
Lot number: 105

Price realized: 140 GBP   (Approx. 174 USD / 161 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse AR Drachm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 410-405 BC. Head of Athena facing three-quarters to left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet; on either side, two dolphins snout to snout; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ around] / Naked Leukaspis advancing to right, wearing crested helmet and holding spear in right hand and oval shield in left; sword suspended by strap over right shoulder; square altar ornamented with garland in background left, and to right, forepart of slain ram on its back; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ] around, [ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ] in exergue. Jameson 810; Boehringer, Essays Thompson pl. 38, 6; SNG ANS 310; Boston MFA 420; Kunstfreund 121; Rizzo pl. XLII, 1; HGC 2, 1364. 3.62g, 17mm, 9h.

Near Very Fine. Rare.

Ex Anders Collection, collector's tickets included.

Estimate: 150 GBP

Match 1:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 115Auction date: 21 December 2023
Lot number: 90

Price realized: 130 GBP   (Approx. 165 USD / 150 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse AR Drachm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 410-405 BC. Head of Athena facing three-quarters to left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet; on either side, two dolphins snout to snout; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ around] / Naked Leukaspis advancing to right, wearing crested helmet and holding spear in right hand and oval shield in left; sword suspended by strap over right shoulder; [square altar] ornamented with garland in background left, and to right, forepart of slain ram on its back; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ] around, [ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ] in exergue. Jameson 810; Boehringer, Essays Thompson pl. 38, 6; SNG ANS 310; Boston MFA 420; Kunstfreund 121; Rizzo pl. XLII, 1; HGC 2, 1364. 3.09g, 17mm, 2h.

Near Very Fine; edge chipped, somewhat porous metal. Rare.

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 43, 3 February 2018, lot 991 (part of).

Estimate: 50 GBP

Match 2:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 114Auction date: 23 November 2023
Lot number: 105

Price realized: 140 GBP   (Approx. 174 USD / 161 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse AR Drachm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 410-405 BC. Head of Athena facing three-quarters to left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet; on either side, two dolphins snout to snout; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ around] / Naked Leukaspis advancing to right, wearing crested helmet and holding spear in right hand and oval shield in left; sword suspended by strap over right shoulder; square altar ornamented with garland in background left, and to right, forepart of slain ram on its back; [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ] around, [ΛΕΥΚΑΣΠΙΣ] in exergue. Jameson 810; Boehringer, Essays Thompson pl. 38, 6; SNG ANS 310; Boston MFA 420; Kunstfreund 121; Rizzo pl. XLII, 1; HGC 2, 1364. 3.62g, 17mm, 9h.

Near Very Fine. Rare.

Ex Anders Collection, collector's tickets included.

Estimate: 150 GBP

Match 3:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 115Auction date: 21 December 2023
Lot number: 89

Price realized: 65 GBP   (Approx. 82 USD / 75 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse Æ 15mm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 410-405 BC. Head of Arethusa to left, wearing double loop earring and necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; shell(?) behind / ΣY-PA, four-spoked wheel; two dolphins in lower spaces. SNG ANS 403 var. (symbol on obverse); CNS 21 var. (same); HGC 2, 1479 var. (same). 3.40g, 15mm, 4h.

Near Extremely Fine.

Acquired from Numismatik Naumann.

Estimate: 50 GBP

Match 4:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXXAuction date: 21 March 2024
Lot number: 68

Price realized: 2,400 GBP   (Approx. 3,040 USD / 2,799 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse AR Tetradrachm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 415-405 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga to left; Nike above, flying to right, crowning charioteer with open wreath; grain ear in exergue / Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing earring and necklace, hair in ampyx and sphendone; ΣYPAKOΣION and four dolphins around. Tudeer 63 (V22/R41); Fischer-Bossert 63 (V22/R41); SNG ANS 281; Rizzo pl. XLVII, 10 (same dies); BMC 221 (same dies); Boston MFA 414 = Warren 382 (same dies); Gulbenkian 285 (same dies); Jameson 108 (same dies); HGC 2, 1339. 16.85g, 27mm, 3h.

Very Fine; from dies of magnificent style, bright and lustrous metal. Rare.

Ex David Redman Collection, Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 104, 15 December 2022, lot 69, collector's ticket included (hammer: GBP 2,400);
Ex Nomos AG, obolos 6, 20 November 2016, lot 210;
Ex Schweizerischer Bankverein, Auction 5, 16 October 1979, 106.

Estimate: 2000 GBP

Match 5:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 118Auction date: 8 April 2024
Lot number: 156

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse Æ Hemilitron. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 415-405 BC. Head of Arethusa to left, wearing double loop earring and necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone decorated with four stars / ΣY-PA, four-spoked wheel; two dolphins in lower spaces. SNG ANS 404-410; HGC 2, 1479. 3.43g, 16mm, 11h.

Near Extremely Fine.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 65, 19 December 2019, lot 231.

Estimate: 150 GBP

Match 6:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXXAuction date: 21 March 2024
Lot number: 66

Price realized: 2,400 GBP   (Approx. 3,040 USD / 2,799 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Sicily, Syracuse AR Tetradrachm. Time of the Second Democracy, circa 440-430 BC. Unsigned dies by the master 'A'. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga to right; Nike above, flying to right, crowning horses with wreath / Head of Arethusa to right, wearing double-hook earrings and necklace; ΣYPAKOΣION and four dolphins around. Boehringer 642 (V326/R442); BMC 112 (same dies); SNG ANS 207 (same dies); HGC 2, 1319. 17.68g, 25mm, 1h.

Extremely Fine.

Ex Bertolami Fine Arts - ACR Auctions, Auction 109, 4 May 2022, lot 92 (hammer: EUR 5,500).

The talented engraver who signed some of his dies simply with an 'A' was the very first master engraver to sign his dies at Syracuse, around 15 years before other masters such as Eumenos, Kimon and Euainetos began signing theirs.

Estimate: 4000 GBP