nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 62
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I (Ardaxšīr), 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 24 mm, 4.23 g, 9 h), Ctesiphon, 233/4-238/9. Pehlevi inscription Diademed bust of Ardashir to right wearing close-fitting headdress with globular crest and korymbos. Rev. Pehlevi inscription Fire altar with pellet to left. Göbl type III/2/2. Saeedi 49 SNS type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b) (pl. 10, 153). Sunrise 714. An attractive, well centered piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 63
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 240-272. Dinar (Gold, 20mm, 7.37 g 3), Ctesiphon ?, c. 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Shapur I, with neat beard, mural crown and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY šhpwhry Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV 4. SNS IIc/1b, 126. Sunrise 739. A lovely piece, well struck and well centered; a truly splendid example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 13500 CHF
Lot 64
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram I (Wahram, Vahrām), 273-276. Dinar (Gold, 20mm, 7.32 g 3). mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram I, with long beard, rayed crown and korymbos; pellet above diadem ribbons. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi 16. Sunrise 754. Very rare. A clear and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 65
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, AD 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.43 g 4). mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. Saeedi -. Sunrise 765. Very rare. A beautiful, lightly toned coin with an especially elegant portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 14000 CHF
Estimate: 17500 CHF
Lot 66
KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Hormizd I Kushanshah (Ohrmazd), c. 285-300. Dinar (Gold, 27mm, 7.73 g 12), Kabul. Ohromozoo Ooz orko Koshono Shohshoo Hormizd standing left, wearing military dress and a lion-head crown with korymbos, and, with his right hand, sacrificing over altar to left and, with his left, holding trident; to left, trident standard and pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet over swastika; to right, below arm, three pellets; outer right, tamgha. Rev. Oor zooamao ozoooo Siva standing facing on ground line, holding diadem in his outstretched right hand and trident in his left; behind him, the bull Nandi standing left. Cribb 3. MK 707. Sunrise 1018. A very well struck and attractive example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 69
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka, c. 152-192. Dinar (Gold, 21mm, 7.92 g 12), Mint I (A), 3rd emission. ÞαOhαhOÞαO O OVÞKI KOÞαhO (some letters retrograde) Nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust of Huvishka to left, holding mace-scepter in his right hand and filleted spear in his left. Rev. αPΔOXÞO The goddess Ardoxsho standing right, holding cornucopia in both hands; in field to left, tamgha. Donum Burns 249. MK 223 ff. A splendid, clear, lightly struck example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 70
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva II, c. 290-310. Dinar (Gold, 20mm, 7.86 g 12), Mint III (C), third emission. Kushan inscription Vasudeva standing facing, his nimbate head turned to left, sacrificing over altar and holding standard; to left, filleted trident; to right, under his left arm, "omega". Rev. Kushan inscription The goddess Ardoxsho seated facing on throne, holding filleted investiture garland in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia with her left; above to left, tamgha. MK 574. An attractive, sharply struck example. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1200 CHF
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