|Lot 8. Lucania, Thourioi. Ca. 443-400 B.C. AR nomos (21 mm, 7.65 g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with wreath / ΘOYPIΩ[N], bull advancing right; in exergue, fish right. SNG ANS 900-14; HN Italy 1775. Light porosity on reverse. Good fine.
Ex Stoecklin Family Collection.
The Stoecklin Family Collection was formed over many generations beginning with Sebastian Ros, who was born in Slovenia in 1839 and worked as a civil engineer. He found ancient coins as he helped to lay railway lines throughout the Balkans. Walter Friedrich Stoecklin was born in Bulgaria in 1888 and became a medical doctor working for the Red Cross during the Balkan Wars in 1913, when he met his future wife, Sebastian Rosís daughter, Jerica, who was a nurse. Walter and Jerica had a son, Walter Mirko Stoecklin, who collected coins with his father and also become a medical doctor in Switzerland 1950. Dr. W. F. Stoecklin died in 1975, and Walter Mirko Stoecklin died in 1981, which ended the Stoecklin family collection.
Estimate: US$ 150