obolos 11
8 December 2018
Webauction
Lot 298
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 12.46 g, 12 h), Mena.. magistrate. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; above, MENA; to left, [TP]AΛ; to right, female bust to right. Completely unpublished and only the second example in the market after the one in Triton VI, 14 January 2003, 398. Extremely rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 299
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, circa 560-546 BC. 1/12 Stater (Silver, 8 mm, 0.81 g), Sardes. On the left, forepart of a lion to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Berk 26–7. Traité I 413. SNG von Aulock 8213. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 300
KINGS OF LYDIA. Time of Cyrus to Darios I, circa 545-520 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 - 13 mm, 5.32 g), Sardes. On the left, forepart of a lion to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Two incuse squares, of unequal size, side by side. Dewing 2428. SNG Copenhagen 456. SNG Kayhan 1024. A well struck, carefully-centered and toned coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 700 CHF
Lot 301
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, circa 505-480 BC. (Silver, 11 mm, 1.74 g), Third Siglos. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow. Rev. Oblong incuse punch. Carradice Type II. Klein 755. Sunrise 23. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 302
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, circa 505-480 BC. (Silver, 9.5 mm, 1.77 g), Third Siglos. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow. Rev. Oblong incuse punch. Carradice Type II. Klein 755. Sunrise 23. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 303
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.19 g, 6 h). Persian king in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow. Rev. Female head (or Apollo) to left. CNG 63, 2003, 597. Mildenberg, Kleingeld -. Troxell & Kagan - but cf. 12a for a reverse with Athena. Very rare; fine silver. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 304
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Temp. Stamenes - Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 16.70 g, 8 h), Babylon. Baal seated left, holding scepter in his right hand and resting the left on throne; below throne, NI. Rev. Lion walking left; below, Z. Nicolet-Pierre -. SNG Copenhagen 260-265 var. An unpublished variety, struck on a particularly thick and tight flan. In attractive condition for issue. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Unpublished in RPC
Lot 305
LYDIA. Nacrasa. Pseudo-autonomous, circa 98-138. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.18 g, 1 h). ΘEΟΝ СYΝΚΛΗΤΟ Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑΤΩΝ Turreted and draped bust of Roma to right; monogram to right. RPC III – cf. 1814 for type. An unpublished variety, with pleasant surfaces and a glossy green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 306
LYDIA. Sardis. Time of Nero, circa 65. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h), Ti. Cl. Mnaseas. EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN Laureate bust of Herakles right, with lion’s skin tied around his neck. Rev. CEBACTH Nike, of rather matronly form, advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left. RPC I 3010. SNG Copenhagen 504. SNG München 487. Some cleanable deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 307
LYDIA. Sardis. temp. Flavian dynasty, 69-96. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h). CAPΔIANΩN Laureate bust of Herakles right, with lion’s skin tied around his neck. Rev. CAPΔIANΩN Herakles standing facing, head turned to left, holding lion's skin and leaning upon his club. BMC 82. RPC II 1310. Bold and attractive with glossy olive-brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 308
LYDIA. Silandus. Pseudo-autonomous, Antonine Period, 138-192. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.66 g, 5 h). Draped bust of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; in field to right, thyrsos. Rev. CIΛANΔEΩN Mên standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre. RPC IV online – but this example shares the same obverse die as 2858. Extremely rare, possibly the third known example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 309
LYDIA. Tripolis. 2nd-3rd century. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.72 g, 6 h). ΘEA PΩMH Draped bust of Roma to right. Rev. TPIΠOΛEITΩN Dionysos standing left, holding scepter and cantharos. BMC 8. SNG Copenhagen 715. SNG von Aulock 3303. Dusty olive grey patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 310
PHRYGIA. Abbaitis. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 1.85 g, 8 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ABBA MYΣΩN around labrys; to left, monogram; the whole within laurel wreath. BMC 9-10. HGC 7, 751. Natural green patina. A very rare issue. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 311
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.81 g, 1 h), Philokrates son of Aristeus. Turreted head of Artemis right; bow and quiver over her shoulder. Rev. AΠAME Marsyas advancing to right, playing a double flute. BMC 109. SNG Copenhagen 194. Rare. Attractively patinated. A pleasant example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 312
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.08 g, 12 h), Heraklei.. eglogistes, 57-54 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕ HPAKΛE EΓΛO Cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing. SNG Copenhagen 183. SNG von Aulock 347. With a dark green patina and a wonderful reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 313
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 88-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 12.42 g, 12 h), Attalos magistrate, c. 88-85. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, AΠΑ; to right, diaulos (double flute); between snakes heads, ATTAΛOY in two lines. Kleiner 1. Pinder 7. SNG von Aulock 3457. Rare. Struck on a broad flan. Area of flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 314
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 88-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.67 g, 11 h), Kelai..., c. 88-85. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, AΠΑ; to right, diaulos (double flute); between snakes heads, KEΛAI. Kleiner VIII. Pinder 11. SNG von Aulock 3459. Rare. A well struck and most appealing coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 315
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Pseudo-autonomous, Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.17 g, 7 h). AΠAMEIA Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of Apameia to right. Rev. CΩTEIPA Triple-bodied Hekate Triformis facing front, left and right; the center holds a phiale and the other two each holds a torch. BMC 110-3. Nicely centered and clear, with a dusty green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 316
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Time of Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h), Pedias Secundus. EYKAPΠEIA Turreted and draped bust of Eucarpeia to right. Rev. EΠI ΠEΔIAC CEKOYNΔHC Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. BMC 3. RPC 2591. A pleasant coin, elegant and of fine style; well struck and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 317
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 133/88-67 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.16 g, 11 h). Diademed head of Aphrodite to right. Rev. ΛAOΔI-KEΩN Filleted cornucopia to right; caduceus to left. BMC 40. HGC 7, 737. SNG Copenhagen 501-502. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 318
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 133/88-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.33 g, 12 h), Kratippos magistrate, c. 100s. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΛA-O; to right, winged kerykeion; between snakes heads, KPATIΠΠOY in two lines. BMC 10. SNG von Aulock 3801. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 55 CHF
Lot 319
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 133/88-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 12.58 g, 12 h), c. 90s. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΛAO; to right, winged kerykeion; between snakes heads, ANT monogram. BMC -. SNG von Aulock 8408 (this obverse die). All known examples are struck from a single obverse die. Extremely rare variety, possibly the fourth known, well struck and toned. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 320
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 133/88-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 12.17 g, 12 h), Zeuxis son of Apollonios grandson of Amyntas magistrate, c. 70. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, ΛAO; to right, winged kerykeion; between snakes heads, ZΕΥΞΙΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ in three lines. BMC 4. SNG von Aulock 3798. Extremely rare. Only the third example available the last 2 decades. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 321
PHRYGIA. Peltai. late 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.35 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΠΕΛΤΗΝΩΝ around club and whip. BMC 7. With a dark green glossy patina and clear surfaces. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 322
Ionia and Phrygia. Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. (Silver, 3.78 g). A lot of two interesting smaller Greek silvers. A Diobol from Magnesia and a Drachm from Kibyra. Both patinated. Very fine (2).
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 323
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 19 mm, 2.72 g). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. ΠΕP-ΕΚ-ΛE around triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4255. Well centered on a broad flan. Flan cracks from striking, minor die break on the reverse and doublestruck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 324
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 17 mm, 2.78 g, 12 h). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. ΠΕP-ΕΚ-ΛE around triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4255. Lightly toned, sharp example. Obverse slightly doublestruck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 325
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 17 mm, 2.77 g). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. ΠΕ-PΕ-ΚΛE around triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4254-4255 var. Lightly toned example. Flan crack from striking, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 326
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16 mm, 2.70 g). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. ΠΕP-ΕΚ-ΛE around triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4255. Lightly toned example. Reverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 327
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles, circa 380-360 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 17 mm, 1.84 g, 10 h). Lion's scalp facing. Rev. ΠΕP-ΕΚ-ΛE around triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4255. A clear well struck example. Struck on a irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 328
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 415/0-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.64 g, 10 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other. Rev. Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to right. SNG France 49-50. Well struck and toned, with a reverse of excellent classical style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 329
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 330/25-300/250 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.78 g, 11 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, HP. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΥ Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left above vertical club. Unpublished but cf. SNG France 121 for a coin with a similar reverse die. Rare and unpublished in the standard references. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 330
PISIDIA. Etenna. 3rd century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.62 g, 12 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Pruning hook, with vine leaf to left. SNG France 1530 var (no leaf). Von Aulock, Pisidiens II 401–2 var. (no leaf). Same as CNG 105 (2017), 386. Extremely rare variant. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 331
CILICIA. Issos. Circa 390-385 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.77 g, 12 h), signed by the artist Apatorios. IΣΣI Apollo standing facing, head turned to left, holding patera in his right hand and grasping a laurel tree with his right; to upper left, not seen here, AΠATOPIOΣ. Rev. Herakles standing facing, head turned to right, leaning on club and holding bow and arrow in his left hand; to right, monogram; to upper left, wreath. Brindley grp. 5b. Casabonne type 3. SNG Levante 173. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 332
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.74 g, 6 h). ΚΕΛ Youthful nude rider, holding the reins with his right hand and a goad in his left, seated sideways on horse prancing to left, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. [ΚΕΛ]E Goat kneeling left, its head turned back to right. SNG France 51. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 168 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 333
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.81 g, 4 h). Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Swan standing right; M and ankh symbol above, grain ear before. Cf. Casabonne Type 4. SNG Levante 163. A rare obol from Mallos. Off centre reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 334
CILICIA. Myriandros. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.63 g, 9 h). The Great King of Persia, wearing crown and elaborate robes covered with rings, seated right on throne; holding long scepter in his left hand and lotos in his right. Rev. Lion pouncing to right, attacking a bull kneeling to right. SNG Levante 183. SNG France 426-428. Scarce. Unusually well struck and centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 335
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.64 g, 8 h). Amazon, nude to the waist and seen from behind, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip; to right, facing head of satyr. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes with stem to left; below right, fly; all within a linear border of dots inside an incuse square. BMC 3. Casabonne Type 2. SNG France 128. SNG Levante 40. SNG von Aulock 5858. Obverse from a worn die, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 336
CILICIA. Tarsos. 164-27 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.45 g, 12 h). Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. Rev. TΑΡΣΕ-ΩΝ Sandan, holding bow, standing right on horned animal; to left, star. SNG Levante 967. SNG France 1350. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 337
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.70 g, 2 h). Draped bust, wearing satrapal headdress, facing slightly left; star to left. Rev. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing turreted crown, triple-pendant earring, and beaded necklace. Gökturk 88 (Evagoras II in Salamis). Traité II 135 and 1183 (Evagoras II in Salamis). Winzer 18.2 (Mazaios in Cilicia). Nice style. Unusual good quality for type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 338
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.58 g, 7 h). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena left. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. SNG France 477. SNG Levante 248-9. Attractive style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 339
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.59 g, 10 h). Facing head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on a stag's head. SNG Levante 229. SNG Paris 472. Well struck and toned; a desirable type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 340
CILICIA. Circa 4th century BC. (Silver, 5.60 g). A nice group of nine selected cilician obols from various mints, including some rarities. Well struck and toned (9).
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 341
KINGS OF GALATIA. Deiotaros, circa 62-40 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 6.42 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Eagle, with spread wings and head turned back to right, standing left on a thunderbolt; monogram on the left field. HGC 7, 775. SNG von Aulock 6099-6100. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 342
KINGS OF GALATIA. Deiotaros, circa 62-40 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.83 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Galatian shield and monogram. HGC 7, 776. SNG France 2332. SNG von Aulock 6101. Fine patinated surfaces. A pleasant and rare coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The best available example
Lot 343
KINGS OF GALATIA. Amyntas, 39-25 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 9.88 g, 11 h). Head of bearded Herakles to right with club over his shoulder; behind E,C. Rev. Lion walking to right with open jaws; B above, monogram of Amyntas in the exergue. SNG France 2378. RPC I 3505. With a magnificent portrait strengthened by the excellent glossy-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 344
CAPPADOCIA. Eusebeia-Mazaka. Late 2nd to 1st Century BC. Diobol (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.30 g, 7 h). Pyramid-shaped object with pellets at each corner. Rev. Club within wreath. Unpublished. Cf. Obolos 5, 448 and Rauch 101, 1353. Bright and lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 345
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, circa 163-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.84 g, 11 h), Contemporary imitation of a year 3 issue. Diademed head right of Ariarathes to right. Rev. meaningless inscription Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, T; in exergue inverted T, initially intended for Γ. Simonetta 16. Obverse die really close to Simonetta pl 3, 4-5. Well centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 346
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, circa 163-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.22 g, 10 h), Eusebeia-Mazaca, year 33 =130. Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike; monogram in outer right and inner left; below, date ΓΛ. HGC 811. Simonetta 27 (Ariarathes IV). With a bold portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 347
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.14 g, 12 h), year 3 (Γ)= 128-127. Diademed head right of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, M; date (Γ) in the exergue. BMC 3. DCA 455. Simonetta 14. Rare date. The only issue recorded for date 3 of Ariarathes. Slightly wavy flan and some scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 348
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VII Philometor, circa 116-101 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), Eusebeia-Mazaca, year 6 (C) = 111-110. Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦΙΛOMHTOPOΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike on her extended right hand and spear and shield with her left; inner left, ΓΑI monogram; in exergue, C. Unpublished year. Cf. Simonetta 1-2b and 15 for similar monogram. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die but with a lovely reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 349
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.20 g, 11 h), Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka), year 4 = 97-96. Diademed head right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left; in exergue, Δ. HGC 7, 845. Simonetta 3f var. (monogram). Similar obverse die as Obolos 8, 323. A decent example, with a bold and powerful portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 350
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.06 g, 1 h), Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka), year 5 = 96/5. Diademed head right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left; in exergue, [Ε]. Simonetta 4b. Toned and with an attractive portrait of Ariarathes, imitating the features of Mithradates VI. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 351
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.03 g, 12 h), Eusebeia-Mazaka, year 5 (E) = 96-95. Diademed head of Ariarathes IX to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOY Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left; date E in exergue, slightly seen. Simonetta 4a. With a particularly fine and attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 352
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.81 g, 1 h), year 11 = 42-41 BC. Diademed and bearded head of Ariobarnazes to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; star and crescent to left, monogram to right, IA (date) in exergue. HGC 7, 853. Simonetta 3a or 3b. With an artistic portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 353
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.71 g, 2 h), year 11 = 42-41 BC. Diademed and bearded head of Ariobarnazes to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; star and crescent to left, monogram to right, [IA (date) in exergue]. HGC 7, 853. Simonetta 3c. With a surprisingly good portrait of Ariobarnazes III. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 354
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.18 g, 12 h), First series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Arsames on horseback to right holding spear against two attacking soldiers; beneath his horse, fallen enemy soldier. Bedoukian 2. Kovacs 1. Nercessian 3. Well struck on a broad flan. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Unpublished new type from Commagene?
Lot 355
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes (?), 38-72 AD. (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.15 g, 2 h). Flying centaur springing to left, drawing bow. Rev. Capricorn to right. Unpublished. Cf. Naumann 58, 116. Extremely rare and possibly the third example known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 356
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.13 g, 8 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, circa 295/6-281. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above and to right, anchor to right; no visible monogram. SC 130. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 357
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.13 g, 6 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, c. 270-267. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow; to outer left and right, monograms of AP and HP. ESM 155. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.3c. Perfectly centered; with a slight golden toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 358
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.09 g, 2 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, c. 270-267. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow; to outer left and right, monograms of AP and HP. ESM 149. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.3a. Well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 359
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 17.23 g, 9 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, c. 270-267. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow; to outer left and right, monograms of META and TIMΩ. ESM 159. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.5a. With a bold portrait struck on high relief; a nicely centered and appealing example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 360
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 1 h), Magnesia. Diademed head of Antiochus I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalus, holding bow in his right hand and resting his left hand on omphalos; monogram to outer left. SC 541.1a. WSM 1475. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 361
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Achaios, usurper, 220-214 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 5.07 g, 12 h), Sardes mint. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΧΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing to right with palm frond over shoulder. SC 955.1a. HGC 9, 435. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 362
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.33 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Callirhoe (Edessa), quasi- municipal issue, 168-164. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN TΩN EΠI KAΛΛIPPOHI Zeus Aëtophoros standing left, holding scepter; MY monogram to outer left. ANS 1944.100.74281 (Newell collection). SC 1499. Rare mint; nice portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 363
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.68 g, 11 h), Apamea on-the-Axios (Orontes), quasi- municipal issue, 168-164. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. AΠAMEΩN TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩI AΞIΩI Zeus standing to left, holding Nike with his extended right hand and long scepter with the left. HGC 9, 691. SC 1428. Glossy dark green patina; attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 364
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes, dated 161 = 152-151. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗTΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Cornucopia above two monograms and ΞP (date). CSE 163. HGC 9, 806. SC 1642.3b. SMA 126. Attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 365
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.95 g, 12 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes, c. 150-146. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EΥEΡΓETOΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; monogram below omphalos. SC 1785.1m (only the second with this monogram). With a great portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 366
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.75 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in northern Syria. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow. SC 1816. SNG Spaer 1445-7. Excellent dark green glossy patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 367
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 14.79 g, 12 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Athena standing to left, holding Nike, shield and spear; to outer left monogram above Π, all within laurel wreath. SC 2061.1p. Some rough areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 368
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC. (Silver, 30.05 g). Lot of two silver tetradrachms. Both with areas of corrosion, otherwise, very fine or better (2).
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 369
SELEUKID EMPIRE & CAPPADOCIAN KINGDOM. Circa 2nd century BC. (Silver, 23.31 g). A lot of six Hellenistic Drachms from the Seleucid Empire and the Cappadocian Kingdom. Including Antiochos IV, Alexander Balas, Antiochos VII and Ariarathes of Cappadocia. Mostly fine-very fine (6).
Hammer Price: 273 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 370
JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BCE. (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 1.02 g), Prutah, Jerusalem. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Anchor. Rev. Paleo-Hebrew inscription between the rays of an eight rayed star. Hendin 1150. HGC 10, 644. With clear letters. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
Lot 371
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Samaria. Early 4th century BCE. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.80 g, 12 h), or 1/16 Shekel, of Sidonian type. Phoenician galley to left, sailing over waves; no visible inscription. Rev. On the left, Persian King standing right, holding dagger in his right hand and, with his left, grasping the head of a lion, on the right, standing rampant to left; between them, lion's head facing. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Meshorer & Qedar 1991, 44 = Traité II, 978 & pl. CXXI, 22 and Meshorer & Qedar 1999, 55 (but both with a bird standing to left between the figures on the reverse, rather than a facing lion's head). Cf. Meshorer & Qedar 1999, 171-172 (for very similar facing lion's heads). Cf. SNG ANS 6, 2 (a tetradrachm of Athenian type with a facing lion's head of the same type as the one here on the reverse). Apparently unique and of great interest. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 372
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I, circa 225-200 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.22 g, 11 h), Attic standard. Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Weary Herakles seated to left on rocks, holding his club with his right hand, propping it on his right leg, and resting his left hand on the rocks; to right, behind him, KP monogram. SNG ANS 141-142. Well centered and toned. Some rough areas and scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 373
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Apollodotos I, circa 174-165 BC. Quadruple (Bronze, 32 mm, 9.37 g, 12 h). BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ Apollo standing facing, holding arrow and bow. Rev. Maharajasa Apaladatasa tradarasa. around tripod. Bopearachchi 6A. HGC 12, 120. SNG ANS 348. Rare lacking a mintmark on the reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 374
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.65 g, 12 h), c. later 160s BC. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The two caps of the Diokouroi, each with a palm branch beside it; below, monogram of ΗΜΑ. Bopearachchi 9C. HGC 12, 139. SNG ANS 496. Perfectly centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 375
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas, circa 130-120 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.23 g, 12 h), Indian standard. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Draped bust of Zeus right. Rev. (Kharoshti legend) Piloi of the Dioskouroi with two palm fronds between them; below, monogram of TA and Σ. Bopearachchi 17a. HGC 12, 263. SNG ANS 1119-27. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 376
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Apollodotos II, circa 85-65 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.31 g, 11 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟY Diademed and draped bust right. Rev. Athena Alkidemos left; monogram to lower left. Bopearachchi 2I. HGC 12, 392. SNG ANS 1560-8. A lovely coin, well struck, with a bold portrait in high relief and a most appealing golden luster. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 377
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Shaka, circa 325-345. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 7.81 g, 12 h), Mint I, 27th emission. Obscure inscription. Nimbate ruler standing left, holding long staff in his left hand and sacrificing with his right; various letters and symbols in the fields. Rev. Ardoxsho seated facing. Donum Burns 751-753. MK 581. With an attractive old collection toning. Areas of flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 378
ARAB-SASANIAN. ‘Ubayd Allāh ibn Ziyād, AH 54-64 / AD 673-683. Drachm (Silver, 31 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), DA (Dārābjird), YE 45 (AH 56/7 / AD 676/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right. Rev. Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; to right, DA. Album 12. Lightly toned. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 0 CHF
Lot 379
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.56 g, 12 h), signed by D..., Alexandria, 311/310-305. Head of the deified Alexander III to right, wearing diadem and an elephant's skin headdress, with aegis around his neck, and with horn of Ammon on his forehead; in aegis, tiny Δ. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing right, hurling spear with her right hand and with a shield over her extended left arm; to right, monogram of ΑΧ above eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to right. SNG Copenhagen 29. Svoronos 162. Lightly toned and attractive, with a light golden luster. Obverse lightly struck from a slightly worn die, reverse very sharply struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 380
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Triobol (Gold, 10 mm, 1.76 g, 1 h), Alexandreia, c. 298/7-294. Bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠTΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; to left, monogram of ΠΥ. BMC 68-69. Svoronos 223, pl VI, 10. Same dies as CNG e-auction 239, 241. A rare variety. Some minor scratches and traces maybe from mounting, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 381
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.21 g, 11 h), Ptolemais, 285-270. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; behind, shield; to left, ΠT above ΔP monogram. SNG Copenhagen 522 (these dies). Svoronos 531, pl 12, 6. Well struck, well centered and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Unique and unpublished provincial issue
Lot 382
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.58 g, 12 h), struck in the name of the deified Arsinoe II, Paphos, year 12 = 193 BC. Veiled head of Arsinoe to right, wearing stephane, with horn of Ammon below her ear and with the tip of a lotos-tipped scepter visible behind the top of her head. Rev. ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Cornucopiae filled with fruits and bound with fillet; Π below cornucopia; to right, LIB. Apparently unpublished. Cf. DCA 38 var. (but of Ptolemy VI and with a differing date). Svoronos - (but cf. p. 186, 1319 and pl. XLIV, 16 for a similar issue of year 13). Extremely rare, apparently unique. Some bangs and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5005 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Lot 383
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 18.35 g, 11 h), Alexandreia, circa 197-183/2. Head of Isis right, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread. SNG Copenhagen 247. Svoronos 1234. Lovely brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 384
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Circa 480-435 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14.5 mm, 3.10 g, 11 h). Silphium plant. Rev. [KYPA] Head of Zeus-Ammon to right, with ram's horn over his ear. BMC 54. SNG Copenhagen 1178. Rare early classical issue with still some archaic elements. Some rough areas, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 385
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Magas, as Ptolemaic Governor, circa 308-305 BC. Obol (Gold, 7 mm, 0.70 g, 10 h). Laureate head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram's horn over his ear. Rev. Vertical thunderbolt between two eight-rayed stars. BMC 217. SNG Copenhagen 1233. Particularly sharp and well centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 386
KYRENAICA. Kyrene. Magas, as Ptolemaic Governor, circa 308-305 BC. Obol (Gold, 7 mm, 0.71 g, 5 h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus Ammon to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. Vertical thunderbolt between two eight-rayed stars. BMC 217. SNG Copenhagen 1233. A clear example of particularly fine style. Slightly off center reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 387
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, circa 244/3-221 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.59 g), Kyrene. Diademed and draped bust of Berenike to right. Rev. BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ Club above monogram; to right, cornucopia to left; all within laurel wreath. SNG Copenhagen 430. Svoronos 316 (as 'Berenike I'). A rare and academic important issue. One of the few available. Some cleaning marks and cleanable deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 388
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III, circa 244/3-221 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.71 g, 6 h), Kyrene. Diademed and draped bust of Berenike to right. Rev. BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ BEPENIKHΣ Club above monogram; to right, trident; to left, Π; all within laurel wreath. BMC 9. Svoronos 317. Only the second available example in CoinArchives. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 389
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.53 g, 8 h), mint in Egypt according to Svoronos, or Kyrene according to SNG Copenhagen. Head of Isis to left, crowned with grain wreath. Rev. Eagle with spread wings standing to left; grasping a serpent with its talons. Svoronos 1232. SNG Copenhagen 1247 var. (in gold, attributed to Kyrene). Extremely rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Kyrene obol
Lot 390
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Cleopatra III & Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), 116-107 BC. Obol (Bronze, 21 mm, 9.02 g, 10 h), Kyrene. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY Two eagles with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; silphium plant to left. Asolati 80 (Ptolemy VI-VIII). SNG Copenhagen 455 (as Ptolemy VIII-Ptolemy Apion). Svoronos 1158 (as Ptolemy IV). Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 391
NUMIDIA. Massinissa or Micipsa. 203-148 BC or 148-118 BC. Unit (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.79 g, 12 h). Laureate and bearded head to left. Rev. Horse galloping left; below, pellet. Mazard 50. SNG Copenhagen 505. Flat areas from striking, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 392
GREEK. Circa 4th-1st century BC. (30.49 g). A assorted lot of One Silver and Six Bronze coins including Metapontum, Thebes, Larissa Phrikonis. Good fine or better (7).
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 393
LUCANIA. Paestum. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.14 g, 7 h), A. Vergilius Optimus, duovir. P S S C Laureate head of Tiberius to left. Rev. A VERGILIVS OPT IIVIR Mars standing left, holding vexillum and sword. Crawford, Paestum 7b. RPC I 618. SNG ANS 810. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 394
MOESIA SUPERIOR. Viminacium. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 28 mm, 18.51 g), year VIII = 246-7. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN VIII Moesia standing facing, head turned left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side. AMNG 104. Jekov and Hristova 31. Varbanov 137. Green patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 395
MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa, 218-222. Pentassarion (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 12.05 g, 6 h). AYT K M AYP ANTΩNEINOC IOYΛIA MAICA AYΓ Confronted busts of Elagabalus to right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed and Julia Maesa to left, diademed and draped; pellet between them. Rev. YΠ•ΙΟYΛ• ANT•CEΛEYKOY •MARKIANOΠOΛI-TΩN Dikaiosyne (goddess of Justice) standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia; in the right field, mark of value, E. AMNG 962. Varbanov 1620 corr. Very rare variation; clear and with an attractive brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 396
THRACE. Abdera. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝ Head of Antoninus Pius right. Rev. ΑΒΔΗΡEΙΤΩΝ Diademed and draped bust of Abderos (?) to right; star in crescent behind his neck. C-N 943 (D1/R12). RPC IV Online 4494 (same dies). Rare. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
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