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Research Coins: Affiliated Auction

 
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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 34. Estimate CHF7000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF5600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Dilitron (Bronze, 19.31 g 9), circa 339/8-334. ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ Laureate head of Zeus to left Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Free horse prancing to left. CNS 80 st 7. SNG ANS 533-541. SNG Lloyd 1456-1457. A coin of particularly elegant style with a rather tall and elongated head of Zeus with fine features. Attractive dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.


From the Z collecttion, Switzerland..

Note the stylistic differences between this head and the previous piece: they were clearly produced by two different artists, each with his own personal conception of the features of the king of the gods.