c. 561-546, Ancient Greek, Lydia, Croesus, AR Stater (18mm, 10.38g) NGC VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Lion confronting bull. Rev. Bipartite incuse punch. Very pleasing, well centered example of this highly desireable Croesus Stater. Difficult to find this pleasing
c.550-510 BC, Lucania, Sybaris, AR Third Stater (18mm, 2.59g) NGC XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Very appealing example of this scarce demonination. Light silvery patina with deeper toning in and around the devices, adding to the eye-appeal. Well struck and centered and awarded a "Star" designation by NGC.
*NEW* c.530-500 BC, Bruttium, Croton, AR Stater (27mm, 7.05g) NGC XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Tripod. Rev. Incuse of obverse type. A wonderful example of this large archaic Greek silver Stater. Very well struck and centered on good metal. Finished with medium to deep silvery gray cabinet patina, giving it the look it deserves. Scarce and desirable type.
c.521-478 BC, Island of Lesbos, Mytilene, EL (electrum) Hecte (10mm, 2.55g) NGC AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style. Obv. Lion head. Rev. Incuse calf head. A well struck and perfectly centered example. Well detailed with a bit of deeper toning in and around the devices, giving it a great look. Designated “Fine Style” by NGC for the artistic rendering of both lion and calf.
*NEW* c.500-470 BC, Sicily, Acragas, AR Didrachm (18mm, 8.66g) NGC Ch VF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Eagle. Rev. Crab. Super pleasing example of this popular type. Well centered and struck with strong detailing of all design elements. Finished with lovely silvery gray patina, deeper in and around the devices and earning the NGC Star designation for top end eye-appeal.
*NEW - Aspen Park Collection* c.500-450 BC, Mysia, Cyzicus, EL Hecte (10mm, 2.69g) NGC AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Gorgoneion over tunny. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch. Among the best Gorgon head engravings I have seen on this type. This coin is well struck with strong detailing of this wonderfully whimsical portrait. Deeper toning in and around the devices give this piece extraordinary eye-appeal. Awarded the “Star’ designation by NGC.
*NEW - Aspen Park Collection* c.460-400 BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (19mm, 5.93g) NGC Ch AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Youth wrestling bull. Rev. Horse galluping. An exceptional fine example of this early Larissa Drachm. Very scarce in this condition. Full strike and excellent surfaces....5/5 IMO, with superb artistic style.
*NEW - Aspen Park Collection* c.440-404 BC, Attica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.14g) NGC Ch XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Athena. Rev. Owl, olive spray, moon. An exceiptionally eye-appealing "Owl", among my favorites of the hundreds I have viewed over the past five years. Sharply struck with wonderful surfaces and beautiful, deep silvery patina.
*NEW* c.415-385 BC, Thrace, Abdera, AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.80g) NGC XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Griffin. Rev. Three grain ears. Well struck and nicely centered with light silvery patina. Pleasing in every way.
AU, Strike, 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, lt. smoothing
c.415-400 BC, Sicily, Syracuse, AE (bronze) Hemilitron (16mm, 4.10g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, lt. smoothing. Obv. Arethusa or nymph. Rev. Wheel, dolphins. Sharply struck and perfectly centered with a lovely portrait of Arethusa gracing the obverse.
Obv. Arethusa, dolphins. Rev. Crab. An important coin of Ancient Greece. Seldom seen in the market place, this specimen just surfaced out of an old time US collection. Of the few specimens located on an extensive auction database, none are close to the grade, quality and eye-appeal of this piece. The best of the lot, the ex: Hunt specimen, which traded subsequently at $18000 and $10,000, is not close to the quality of this wondrous example. The strike is strong and well detailed with immaculate surfaces and medium silvery gray antique cabinet patina.
*SOLD - NEW* lc.400-323 BC, Sicyonia, Sicyon, AR Stater (22mm, 12.11g) NGC Ch XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style. Obv. Chimaera walking left. Rev. Dove in olive wreath. A wonderfully artistic and well centered (despite the 4/5 assesment) example of this very popular Greek type. Well struck with impeccable surfaces and finished with lively light silvery gray cabinet patina.
*NEW “Aspen Park Collection” c.395-338 BC, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Stater (20mm, 12.25g) NGC Ch AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Boeotian shield. Rev. Amphora. Very sharply struck on both sides. Very close to mint state and untoned.
*NEW - Aspen Park Collection* c.386-336 BC, Thrace, Abdera, AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.46g) NGC MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Griffin. Rev. Head of Apollo. Superb quality and eye-appeal. Perfectly centered and well struck on both sides, with highly detailed and artistic engraving. Light, attractive silvery rose and golden patina on Uncirculated surfaces. Exceptional in every way.
*NEW* 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (20mm, 6.08g) NGC XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. A very attractive Larissa showing a pleasing portrait with clear eyes and full inscription on the reverse. Finished with medium silvery gray patina and awarded a "Fine Style' designation by NGC for its artistic engraving.
*NEW* 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (19mm, 5.80g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. Well struck and centered with considerable remaining luster.
*SOLD - NEW* 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (18mm, 6.03g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa. Rev. Horse prepares to roll. A highly desirable Larissa, beautifully engraved of high artistic style, sharply struck with clear piercing eyes and flowing hair, perfectly centered. Finished with light silvery gray cabinet patina on great surfaces.