obolos 12
31 March 2018
Lot 487
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 1.93 g, 3 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. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A splendid Gold Dinar of the Kushan Empire
Lot 488
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I, Circa 192-225. Dinar (Gold, 21 mm, 7.90 g, 12 h), Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Vasudeva standing left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; tamgha to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. ANS Kushan 1093. MK 640A (Vasudeva II). Well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF