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Ex Niggeler Collection


IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 360-342 BC. AR Tetradrachm - 23mm (15.02 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / EPY, club and bow in quiver; owl on left, monogram right, PELOPIDHS magistrate. BMC Ionia pg. 123, 54; Weber 5923 var. (owl facing left). Good VF, toned. Very Rare. No examples of this type on Wildwinds or Coin Archives! Ex Walter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 3-4 December 1965), lot 380; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion XIX (5-6 June 1959), lot 484; Adolph Cahn Auction 80 (27 February 1933), lot 339; Hamburger Auction VI (11 June 1930), lot 329.

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That has to be one of the best numismatic renderings of a bowcase that I have ever seen. It's interesting that the case has separate sections for the bow and arrows.



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