Selinos

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Coin

Circa 420-410 BC. AR Litrai (0.76 gm). Nymph seated left on rock, outstretched right hand touching serpent, left hand overhead; selinon leaf above /SELINOES, man-headed bull standing right; fish right in exergue. SNG ANS 711; SNG Lloyd 1271; SNG Copenhagen 602; SNG Lockett 866; SNG Fitzwilliam 1166. (CNG, Triton VII, 79)

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Sicily, Selinos AR Litra. Circa 455-409 BC. Nymph seated left on rock, touching serpent to left, one hand on chest / Man-headed bull standing right, [ΣE]ΛENO[…] above, selinon leaf below. Berend Studies Mildenberg 27; BMC 41. 0.61g, 10mm, 5h.
Very Fine. Rare.
From the Frank James Collection. (Roma, e-sale 12, lot 199)

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Coin

Circa 420-410 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.66 g). Nymph seated left on rock, outstretched right hand touching serpent / Man-headed bull standing right; selinon leaf above. SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd 1270; SNG Copenhagen -. (CNG, eAuction 161, 10)

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SICILY, Selinos. Circa 410 BC. AR Litra (11mm, 0.76 g, 1h). Nymph seated left on rock, right hand raised above her head, extending her left hand to touch coiled serpent before her; selinon leaf above / Man-headed bull standing right; inscription above; in exergue, fish right. HGC 2, 1229; SNG ANS 711–2 var. (ethnic); SNG Ashmolean 1904–5; SNG Lloyd 1270 var. (same); Basel –; Dewing –; Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 6. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some porosity. Rare.

From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 404. (CNG eAuction342, 54)

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Litra circa 400, AR 0.71 g. Nymph seated l. on rock, holding with her r. hand serpent she is about to breastfeed with her l. Rev. SELINOS Man-headed bull running r.; above, counter-mark (man head). Below, two fishes swimming towards each other. Cf. D. Bérend, Réflexions sur les fractions Grècques, Studies in honor of Leo Mildenberg, pl. 2, 27 (this reverse die). (NAC Auction 25, lot 95)

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c. 417-409 BC, AR Tetradrachm.  Artemis driving biga, barelycorn in ex. / SELINONTION, Selinos standing l., to right, man-faced bull on pedestal.  Schwabacher 1925, no. 43. (HGC 2, 1222.)

This coin might be a modern forgery.  Further information forthcoming.

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5 Responses to Selinos

  1. John L Gomer says:

    I though you might be interested to know that Ed Waddell posted new coins to his website recently which included a Selinos litra which appears to be from different obverse and reverse dies than your 4 examples. It has already been sold.
    http://www.coin.com/cgi-local/find1BCoins.cgi?51723

  2. njmolinari says:

    Thanks very much for notifying me. At the moment, I’m only adding every type, and I believe this matches the first type I have listed.Let me know if you disagree. But I will add it to my corpus of known examples! I’ll have to start checking his stock more frequently!

  3. John L Gomer says:

    My mistake: I thought your work was to be in the nature of a die study. FYI, Ed offered me the coin which is your only listed Stiela litra for $4,500. I declined the offer.

  4. John L Gomer says:

    Sorry, it is the first litra in your Stiela listings!

  5. njmolinari says:

    A very nice coin, but a little expensive. Although, who is to say, since it is the only one I’ve seen for sale!

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