obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 483
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.99 g, 1 h), Rhagai. Diademed bust of Phraates to left; behind, eagle left, holding wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 52.12. Shore 280. Well centered on an irregular flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 484
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vardanes II, circa 55-58 AD. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.71 g, 1 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vardanes to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦIΛΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ (sic!) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 69.14. Shore 386. Nicely toned; a particularly attractive example. Off-centered obverse as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 485
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa 147-191 AD. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.81 g, 11 h), Ekbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vologases to left, wearing high tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦIΛΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ (sic!) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right, holding bow; monogram below bow; below throne, Δ. Sellwood 84.130. cf. Shore 433. Well centered and toned, with sharp details. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 486
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa AD 147-191. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.43 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, year SOY (476) = 164-165. Diademed bust of Vologases IV left, wearing tiara. Rev. [SO]Y Draped and turreted bust of Tyche right; A to right. Sellwood 84.145. Shore 633. Rarely seen so clear and in such good condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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