Homer, the first and greatest poet of the classical world
Lot 831
PAPHLAGONIA. Amastris. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.62 g, 7 h), 2nd century AD. OMH-POC Draped bust of Homer to right, wearing taenia and long beard. Rev. AMACTPIANΩN Emperor standing front, head to left, sacrificing from patera held in his right hand and holding long scepter in his left; at feet to left, altar. RG -. RPC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Paris -, cf. 50 (same obverse die, but differing reverse type). SNG von Aulock -, cf. 6806 (same obverse die, but differing reverse type). http://ancientcoinage.org/poets-philosophers-astronomers-etc.html, Homer ill. 5 (same dies). Of the highest rarity, apparently the second and finest known example. Somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
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100 CHF
Hammer price:
1300 CHF
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