A beautiful shekel of Urimilk III
Lot 171
PHOENICIA. Byblos. Urimilk III, circa 365-350 BC. Shekel (Silver, 27 mm, 13.24 g, 3 h), circa 351-350. Three hoplites, helmeted and holding round shields, on galley to left above waves, prow ending in lion's head; below, hippocamp to left above murex shell; to right, above dorsal fin, 'K (in Phoenician). Rev. 'WRMLK MLK GBL ('Urimilk, king of Gebal' in Phoenician) Lion attacking bull to left. Betlyon 18 corr. (three not four hoplites). E&E-B Series IV.3.1, 775–814 (O2/R2). HGC 10, 136 ('Addirmilk'). Beautifully toned and very sharply struck, with a wonderful obverse. The obverse struck slightly off center and with light doubling on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.


From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, privately acquired from Bank Leu on 25 November 1970 (with a photocopy of the original invoice enclosed).
Estimate:
3500 CHF
Starting price:
2800 CHF
Current bid:
2800 CHF
Bid increment:
200 CHF
Minimum bid:
3000 CHF
Number of bids:
Time left:
Closing time: 23-Oct-21, 06:00:00 CEST
All winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee.