obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 397
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tiribazos, satrap of Lydia, 388-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.51 g, 1 h). Nymph kneeling left, casting astragaloi. Rev. Head of a young male to right. SNG France 239. SNG Levante 65. Toned as found and well-centered, a very attractive coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 398
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.90 g, 4 h). Facing head of nymph with cloak fastened around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of Aphrodite to right, wearing taenia, earring and necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG France 310-311. SNG Levante 217-8. Nicely toned and well-centered . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 399
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.65 g, 12 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217–8. SNG France 310-1. Toned and elegant. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 400
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.75 g, 1 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217–8. SNG France 310-1. A sharp, fresh coin with a lovely reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 401
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.49 g, 1 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217–8. SNG France 310-1. A sharp coin, toned, with a wonderful obverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare Tetartemorion from Tarsos
Lot 402
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 5.5 mm, 0.19 g, 9 h). Facing head of nymph with cloak fastened around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of Aphrodite to right, wearing taenia, earring and necklace. Cf. Pecunem 16, 2014, 616 (Hemiobol). Cf. SNG Levante 217-218 (Obol). Cf. SNG France 310-311 (Obol). Apparently extremely rare. Lightly toned and well centered. With uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 403
CILICIA. Tarsos. Time of Pharnabazos and Datames, Circa 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.77 g, 3 h). Facing head of a local water Nymph, turned slightly to left. Rev. Helmeted head of a warrior (Ares?) to left. SNG France 303. SNG Levante 93. Well-centered. Uncleaned as found, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 404
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 9.89 g, 5 h). Facing female head (Arethusa ?)turned slightly left, wearing headband, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace with pendants. Rev. FRNBZW / KLK (in Aramaic) Bearded male head (Ares?) to left, wearing crested Athenian helmet with raised ear-flaps and with tendrils on the bowl; behind head, ankh. Casabonne Series 3. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock -. Toned; unusual with this arrangement of the reverse legend. Some crystalization on the surfaces and flan fault on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 405
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.81 g, 10 h). Baaltars seated left on backless throne, with his torso facing the viewer, draped to the waist and with a cloak over his shoulder, holding a long scepter in his right hand and with his left at his waist. Rev. Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with three upright olive leaves on the visor. Casabonne Series 4. SNG Levante 76. SNG France 257. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 406
CILICIA. Tarsos as Antiocheia ad Kydnum. Time of Antiochos IV of Syria, 175-164 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.34 g, 12 h), .. Club within oak-wreath. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩI KVANΩI around cornucopia, flanked by two monograms. SNG France 1279-81 var. (monograms). SNG Levante 915-916 var. (monograms). Possibly the best available example; well struck, clear with dark green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 407
CILICIA. Tarsos as Antiocheia ad Kydnum. Time of Antiochos IV of Syria, 175-164 BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.69 g, 12 h). Turreted head of Tyche right; behind neck monogram. Rev. Quiver with bow; monogram to left, two monograms to right. SNG Levante 909 (this obverse die). SNG von Aulock 5966 var. (monograms). Cf. Roma e-auction 46, 270. Very rare and in great condition for this issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 408
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.39 g, 2 h). Forepart of a horse to left. Rev. 𐡁𐡋 (b'l in Aramaic ) Winged fantastic creature, horned and with the body of a lion, standing left. Demeester, Les animaux et la monnaie grecque. Brussels, 2003, 140 = Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 2015, 207 = Aufhäuser 12, 1996, 271 and Classical Numismatic Group 67, 2004, 830, all from the same dies as the present example. Very rare and unusual. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 409
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.48 g, 11 h). Facing head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin. Rev. Eagle standing left on head of stag. SNG Levante 229. SNG France 472. Well centered and toned; of particularly fine style and attractive for type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 410
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 400-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.57 g, 7 h). Female head facing, turned slightly to left, wearing earrings, necklace and flowing hair. Rev. Facing head of Bes. Göktürk 44. SNG Levante 233. SNG France 486. Unusually fine metal and details for issue. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 411
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 350 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.74 g, 1 h). Janiform head of Athena, wearing crested helmet, pendant earring, pearl necklace and aegis. Rev. Bare-headed bust of youthful Herakles, wearing lion skin around his neck. Klein 647. SNG Levante 647. Rare, clear, well-struck and of good style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 412
KINGS OF CILICIA. Philopator, circa 20 BC-17 AD. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.67 g, 12 h), Hierapolis (?). Bull butting to right. Rev. BACIΛЄΩ[C] Aphlaston; to right ΦIΛ monogram. RPC I Suppl. 3, 3872B. Ziegler -. CNG e-auction 339 (2016), 126. Very rare; green patina. Some adjustment marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 413
CYPRUS. Paphos. Aristo..., Late 5th century BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 10.89 g, 8 h). 𐠥𐠀 a-ri (retrograde in Cypro-Syllabic script) Bull standing left, with winged solar disc above and ankh below to left. Rev. Eagle flying to left within incuse square. BMC 39-40 (this reverse die as the plate coins). Traité II 1311, pl. CXXXIV, 25. Tziambazis 79. Same dies as Numismatica Ars Classica 106 (2018) 306. Extremely rare. Obverse slightly off-center with some flatness, uncleaned and with somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 830 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 414
CYPRUS. Paphos. Py..., Late 5th-early 4th cenutries BC. (Silver, 13 mm, 1.59 g, 1 h), Sixth Siglos. Bull standing left, with winged solar disc above and ankh below to left. Rev. 𐠢 pu (in Cypro-Syllabic) Eagle standing left with olive spray to right; all in dotted linear square within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 30. Tziambazis 77. Zapiti & Michaelidou 12. Toned; attractive style on the reverse die. Die fault on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 415
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 14 mm, 3.04 g, 10 h). 𐠦𐠍𐠲𐠄𐠁 ('e-u-wa-ko-ro' in Cypro-Syllabic) Herakles seated right on rock draped with lion's skin, leaning on club and holding rhyton. Rev. 𐠩𐠃𐠐𐠪[𐠞] ('pa-si-le-wo-se' in Cypro-Syllabic) Goat recumbent right. BMC Cyprus 57. Masson & Amandry Type I. SNG Copenhagen 49. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 416
CYPRUS. Uncertain. Early 5th century BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.92 g, 6 h). Ram walking to left, upon which an ankh symbol is superimposed. Rev. Laurel branch with bud at top, and a leaf and fruit on each side; anchor to left, Ξ above ankh to right. Asyut, pl 32 N, O var (same obverse die but no symbols on reverse). Robinson, "Greek Coins Acquired by the British Museum, 1938-1948" in NC 1948, 5 var (same). Zapiti & Michaelidou 2 var (same). Very rare, an apparently unpublished variety. Struck from a, typical for the series, very worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 417
KINGS OF GALATIA. Amyntas, 39-25 BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.52 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. Excellent light-green patina. Obverse off-center and some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 418
ASIA MINOR, Southeastern Asia Minor. Uncertain. 1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.75 g, 6 h), dated Seleucid year ΘΚΣ (229) = 84/3 BC. Horizontal crescent, with its horns upwards, over a vertical thyrsos. Rev. Club downwards, dividing ΘΚ-Σ. Apparently unknown and unpublished prior to the appearance of an example in Nomos 12 (2016), 133. Extremely rare; nicely toned and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 419
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes I, 333-322 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 5.13 g, 12 h), Imitating Mazaios, Gaziura. B'L GZYR in Aramaic. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding grape bunch, grain ear, and eagle in his extended right hand, scepter in his left. Rev. ARYDRT in Aramaic. Sea-eagle standing left, wings spread, carrying dolphin to left. HGC 7, 791. Simonetta 5a. Simonetta, 1f. Very rare. Minor scratches and cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 420
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.18 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Ariarathes to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY Athena standing left, holding spear and resting her left hand upon her shield. HGC 7, 808. Simonetta 4 (Ariarathes II?). Simonetta, Coins 8 (Ariarathes III). With a strong portrait. Struck on a tight flan and reverse somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 421
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.78 g, 5 h). Draped bust of Ariarathes IV to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena standing left, holding spear in her right hand and resting her left on a shield at her side. Alram 144. HGC 7, 808. Simonetta 4 (Ariarathes II?). Simonetta, Coins 8 (Ariarathes III). Attractive and with a clear portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 422
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, circa 163-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), Eusebeia, regnal year ΓΛ (33) =131-130. Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike; A, above retrograde s, in outer left and monogram in inner left; to outer right Δ; in exergue, date ΓΛ. HGC 811. Simonetta 14a (Ariarathes IV). With a bold portrait; nicely centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 423
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.07 g, 11 h), regnal year EI (15) = 115-114. Diademed head right of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, A; to outer right Δ; EI in the exergue. Simonetta 27a. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 716. With a wonderful portrait. Slightly porous on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 424
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.91 g, 1 h), Eusebeia/Mazaka, regnal year Δ (4) = 97-96. Diademed head right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ ( barbarized but readable) Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left; in exergue, Δ. HGC 7, 845. Simonetta 3e. A slightly barbarized example. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 425
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.04 g, 12 h), Eusebeia, regnal year E (5) = 96-95 . Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣEB•YΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, monogram; to inner right, pellet; in exergue, E (date). HGC 7, 845. Simonetta 4a or 4b. Stuck on a broad flan. Slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 426
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.30 g, 1 h), regnal year IΓ (13) = 83/2 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩS / APIOBAPZANOY / ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, ΠA monogram; A to inner right; in exergue, IΓ (date). DCA 460. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta 9a. Toned; with a bold portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 427
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.62 g, 12 h), Eusebeia, regnal year ZK (27) = 69-68 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIOBAPZANOY / ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, monogram; in exergue, ZK (date). HGC 7, 846. Simonetta 37b. Impressively bold portrait, struck on high relief. Slightly off-centered reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 428
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.53 g, 11 h), Eusebeia, regnal year ΛA (31) = 65-64 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIOBAPZANOY / ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, monogram; [in exergue, AΛ (date)]. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta 45B. A nicely struck example with a spectacular portrait. Edge split, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 429
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes II Philopator, 63-52 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.95 g, 1 h), Eusebeia/Mazaka, date off flan but regnal year Z or H (7-8) = 56-55 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarnazes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛO[ΠATOPOΣ] Athena Nikephoros standing left; [Z or H in exergue]. HGC 7, 851. Simonetta 1-2. A lightly toned example with a bold portrait. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 430
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes II Philopator, 63-52 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.81 g, 1 h), Eusebeia/Mazaka, regnal year H (8) = 55 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarnazes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; H in exergue. HGC 7, 851. Simonetta 2a. SNG Copenhagen 161. A well centered, bright and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
A stunning portait of Ariobarzanes II
Lot 431
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes II Philopator, 63-52 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), Eusebeia/Mazaka, regnal year H (8) = 55 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarnazes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOΠATOΣ(sic!) Athena Nikephoros standing left; H in exergue. HGC 7, 851. Simonetta 2a. SNG Copenhagen 161. Nicely centered and toned, with a bold portrait; scarce, especially with the date on flan; interesting spelling mistake in the legend. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 432
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes X, Eusebes, Philadelphos, 42-36 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.83 g, 11 h), Mazaka/Eusebeia, regnal year E (5) = 38-37. Diademed and bearded head of Ariarathes X to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Athena standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on spear and shield; to left, trophy; to right, monogram of ΠΑΜΟ over Ε (= year 5). BMC 2. Simonetta 2. Rare and with a bold and realistic portrait. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 433
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Archelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-AD 17. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.69 g, 12 h), Caesareia, regnal year MA (41) = 4-5. Diademed head of Archelaos to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΧΕΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ Club between date letters M-A. DCA 464. HGC 7, 857. RPC 3605. Simonetta 5. Toned. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 434
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Archelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-AD 17. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.37 g, 12 h), Caesareia, regnal year MB (42) = 6-7. Diademed head of Archelaos to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΧΕΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ Club between date letters M-B. DCA 464. HGC 7, 857. RPC 3606. Simonetta 5. Toned. Obverse slightly rough, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 435
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Archelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-AD 17. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.35 g, 11 h), Caesareia, regnal year MB (42) = 6-7. Diademed head of Archelaos to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΧΕΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ Club between date letters M-B. DCA 464. HGC 7, 857. RPC 3606. Simonetta 5. Toned. Good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 436
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 4.32 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. ACV 3. Kovacs 1. Struck on a broad flan. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 437
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.68 g, 1 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. ACV 3. Kovacs 1. Fine green-brown patina. Struck on an unusual underweight flan, (possibly a different denomination?). Area of flatness from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Artavasdes I
Lot 438
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Artavasdes I, 160-121 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.73 g, 11 h), Artaxata. Diademed head of Artavasdes to right, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APTABAZΔOY Helmeted Athena standing left, wearing long robes, holding spear and resting on shield. ACV 138. Alram 229. CAA 160. Kovacs 49. A very rare coin. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 439
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.94 g, 12 h), Period I, Nisibis mint, 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star (faintly visible). Rev. BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY TIΓPANOY ΦΙΛΕΛΛHN (in slightly barbarized letters) Tigranes standing facing, his head turned to right, wearing tall tiara and holding scepter with his right hand and eagle in his left. ACV 20. CAA 5. Kovacs 66. Dark green glossy patina; fine details for type and rarity. One of the best preserved obverse for this type. Doublestruck on both sides and some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 440
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.68 g, 12 h), period I, Nisibis, c. 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ MEΓAΛOY ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ Nike standing right, holding palm in her right extended hand; M monogram to inner left and A monogram in inner right. ACV 23. CAA 6. Kovacs 67. Green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished new variety
Lot 441
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.54 g, 12 h), period I, Nisibis, c. 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩC BACΙΛΕΩN MEΓAΛOY ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC Nike standing right, holding palm in her right extended hand; A monogram in inner left. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 67-68 var (reverse inscription, but probably same obverse die as 65). A very rare and unpublished variety with the addition of the title "King of the kings" to the name of Tigranes. A very important late issue of Nisibis. With a fine green patina and unusual nice details for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 442
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 5.01 g, 11 h), Period I, Nisibis mint, 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star (faintly visible). Rev. BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY TIΓPANOY ΦΙΛΕΛΛHN (in slightly barbarized letters) Zeus seated to left, holding wreath in his right hand and long scepter with his left; Λ to inner left. ACV 22. CAA 4. Kovacs 65. Dark green patina; fine details for type and rarity. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 443
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 16.05 g, 12 h), Tigranocerta, 80-68. Head of Tigranes II to right, wearing diademed tiara with five peaks and ornamented with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, their heads turned back toward the star; beed and reel border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ Turreted and draped Tyche of Tigranocerta seated to right on rocks, holding palm with her outstretched right hand; on rock, monogram of ΔΗ; at her feet to right, the river god Araxes; in the field to right, monogram of ΑΡ; all within laurel wreath. ACV 30. CAA 17. Kovacs 74.1. SCADA Group 1. Clear and with a good portrait. Slightly porous surfaces as usual, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 444
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.77 g, 12 h), Tigranocerta, 80-68. Head of Tigranes II to right, wearing jeweled diademed tiara with five peaks and ornamented with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, their heads turned back toward the star; beed and reel border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ Turreted and draped Tyche of Tigranocerta seated to right on rocks, holding palm with her outstretched right hand; on rock, monogram of ΣΩ; at her feet to right, the river god Araxes; all within laurel wreath. Kovacs 75.3 (this obverse die). Very rare variety; well struck and clear, with a particularly bold and unusual in style, portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 445
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II 'the Great', 95-56 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.51 g, 1 h), Tigranocerta, series 5, 70 BC. Diademed head of Tigranes to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIPANOY (sic!) Nike advancing to left, holding wreath with her extended right hand; outer left, Δ above an Μ monogram; outer right, H. ACV 77. Kovacs 93. A pleasant example with attractive dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 446
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.94 g, 11 h), imitation of the Tigranocerta tetradrachms, Samosata (?), after 69-66. Head of Tigranes II to right, wearing diademed tiara with five peaks and ornamented with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, their heads turned back toward the star; beed and reel border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ Turreted and draped Tyche of Artaxata seated to right on rocks, holding palm with her outstretched right hand; at her feet to right, the river god Araxes; in the field to right, monogram of TIΓP; all within laurel wreath. ACV 35 (this obverse die). CAA 24, 40. Kovacs 123 (this obverse die). SCADA Group 6. Toned and clear. Flan fault on obverse, and slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 447
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tiridates II (?), circa 217-252. Unit (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 5.87 g, 11 h). Bearded head of Tiridates to left, wearing five-pointed tiara tied with a diadem; all within laurel wreath. Rev. 'trdt mlk' in Aramaic within laurel wreat. Kovacs 204 var (five pointed tiara not listed). Well centered on a broad flan with the full reverse inscription and an interesting variation to the available examples. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 448
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 26 mm, 12.77 g), Early series, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑ ΙΩΤ-ΑΠ[Η ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΣ] Diademed and draped bust of Queen Iotape to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. RPC I 3858. Kovacs 239. Green patina with earthen highlights/deposits. Obverse off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 449
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes., 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.46 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙ MEΓ ANTIOXOC • EΠI• Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right; above back, five-rayed star; below, anchor; all within laurel wreath. Kovacs 256. RPC I 3855. With an elegant portrait and a particularly attractive solid dark green glossy patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A Dichalkon of Aristobolus and Salome of the greatest rarity and importance
Lot 450
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, with Salome, 54-92. Dichalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.92 g, 12 h), Nicopolis-ad-Lycum, year 13 ( IΓ) = 66-67. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΡΙCΤΟΒΟVΛ[ΟV] ΕΤ ΙΓ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΙC-CΗC CΑΛΟΜΗC Diademed and draped bust of Salome to left. Hendin 1257a. RPC 3840. Kovacs 300. Meshorer 365. J.M.C. Toynbee, Roman Historical Portraits (London, 1978), pp. 151-152 and ill. 301-302. Of the greatest rarity and interest, one of only eleven known examples. Good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 7500 CHF
Lot 451
SELEUKID KINGS. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.02 g, 7 h), In the name and types of Alexander III the, Babylon I mint, c. 311-300. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding eagle on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, MHTP monogram within wreath; below throne, H. SC 82.6 (same obverse die as plate coin). Price 3704. A high relief specimen, clear and well struck, with a most appealing reverse die. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 452
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.20 g, 12 h), struck in the name and types of Alexander III the "Great", Babylon I mint, 311-294/3. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on a throne with a back, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; to left, MI; below throne, monogram within wreath. Price 3751. SC 82.4a. Perfectly and carefully centered on a tight flan; very attractive on hand. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 453
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.53 g, 3 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Macedonian shield with anchor in central boss and six double crescents around. Rev. BA AN Forepart of a war elephant to right; upright jawbone to left, club to right; ME monogram to the lower left field. HGC 9, 196. SC 342. Scarcely encountered in such condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 454
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.38 g, 4 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow and resting hand on grounded bow. HGC 9, 169. SC 351.2. Dark green glossy patina; particularly bold and well engraved portrait for a bronze coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Mint state Stater of antiochos I Soter
Lot 455
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Stater (Gold, 18 mm, 8.43 g, 6 h), Aï Khanoum, c. 266-261. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right, with elderly features. Rev. [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ [A]NTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, held in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to inner left, OΔ monogram. SC 435.1. ESM 695β. Extremely sharp and bright; a wonderful coin. Some marks and minor scratches; slightly off-centered reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 456
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.12 g, 10 h), Sardes. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. Kithara with three strings. HGC 9, 278. SC 528.1. Attractive green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 457
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 3.31 g, 11 h), Apameia on-the-Orontes (?), c. 212. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Elephant walking right; to right, monogram. HGC 9, 453a. Houghton, Elephants, Type B, obv. die a1. SC 1065.6. A nicely toned example. Well centered on a very tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 458
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator, 187-175 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 4.07 g, 12 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Veiled and draped bust of Laodike IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Head of elephant with raised trunk to left; behind, tripod. BMC 31. HGC 9, 592. SC 1318.4. Fine brown patina; very rare issue. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 459
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.18 g, 1 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, circa 173/2-164. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos to right, [with mark of value (BX) to left]. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Goddess, wearing polos, holding Nike in extended right hand, seated left on throne with a back; at her feet to left, bird standing left. BMC 24-25. CSE 984. HGC 9, 637. SC 1509. Rare denomination; fine for issue and type. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 460
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32.5 mm, 16.61 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, circa 162-155/4. Diademed head of Demetrios I to right; around, laurel wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Tyche, holding a short scepter in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left, seated left on a backless throne supported by a sphinx; to outer left, E. HGC 9, 795f. SC 1638, 1a. Toned. Struck on a irregular flan with the obverse die slightly worn and struck off center, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Impressive bronze of Alexander Balas
Lot 461
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 5.70 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Head of Alexander Balas to right wearing flanged Boeotian helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Nike standing left holding wreath and palm; in outer left field, ear of grain; ΛYB monogram in inner left and A on the exergue. HGC 9, 899. SC 1790.4b. SNG Spaer 1473. Rarely seen in such excellent condition. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 462
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Serrate (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.28 g, 1 h), Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint(?). Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Horse standing to left, with raised foreleg; AB monogram behind tail. CSE 252-253. HGC 9, 1054. SC 2025. SNG Spaer 1789-1793. Well centered; olive grey patina. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 463
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, 143-142. Diademed and radiate head of the young Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ /TPY Ornate Macedonian helmet to right, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; monogram below to right. HGC 9, 1037. SC 2003b. SMA 259. Centered and toned; Scarce. Unimportant flan crack on 6h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 464
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.17 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, ca. mid 143(?)- 142 BC. Radiate, diademed and ivy-wreathed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Elephant walking slowly to left, holding torch with raised trunk; to right, ΣΤΑ above cornucopia. HGC 9, 1043. SC 2006a. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare Drachm of Demetrios Nikator
Lot 465
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, First reign, 146-138 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.07 g, 1 h), ΔΗ mint in Syria or Phoenicia, year ΓOP (173) = 140-139. Diademed head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗTΡΙΟΥ ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOΡΟΣ Cornucopia to right, above ΓOP (date); ΔΗ to right field. SC 1935.2a. Struck on a broad flan with a lovely portrait; extremely rare type and only the second (and by far the better) example offered for the last 20 years. Slightly doubled lettering, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 466
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC. Prutah (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.73 g, 1 h), Hasmonean issue under John Hyrkanos I (Yehohanan), Jerusalem, 132/1-131/0. Lily on stem. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY [AΠP?] Anchor. Hendin 1131. HGC 9, 1103. SC 2123.1-3. Attractive dark green surfaces; well centered and particularly pleasant example for issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Impressive Seleukid bronze
Lot 467
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander II Zabinas, 128-122 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.80 g, 12 h), Apamea on-the-Orontes (?). Ivy-wreathed head of youthful Dionysos to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Winged Tyche standing left, holding tiller and cornucopia; ΔΓ monogram to outer left. HGC 9, 1166. SC 2242.3. A wonderful coin with a solid dark green glossy patina. Obverse off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 468
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 126/5-121/0 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.52 g, 7 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, year AЧP (191) = 122-121. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ - ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Tiller on basis; to inner left, IE above AЧP (date); aphlaston on below. CSE 320. HGC 9, 1192. SC 2264b. SNG Spaer 2463. Scarcely seen – if seen – in such good condition; well struck and clear. Bevelled flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.73 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, 109-96. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right; around, fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; below throne, ΠEP (?) monogram; to outer left, monogram of EP above monogram of Λ•; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1200. SC 2309.2e. Particularly scarce control mark, with only one example available. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 470
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, Circa 94-88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.55 g, 12 h), first reign, Antioch on-the-Orontes, 94 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟV // ΕVΣΕΒΟVΣ/ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; below throne, monogram of ΔΙ; all within laurel wreath; over the wreath to left, monogram of ΣΩ above monogram of Λ•. HGC 9, 1287. SC 2429.1c. Well-struck and lightly toned. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Stunning portrait of Antiochos X Eusebes
Lot 471
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, circa 95-92 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.69 g), Antioch, 94 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos X to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟV // ΕVΣΕΒΟVΣ/ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; below throne, monogram of ΔΙ; all within laurel wreath; over the wreath to left, monogram of ΤΙΜΑΧ above monogram of Λ•. SC 2434.1. Lightly toned and clear. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 472
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, Circa 94-88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.82 g, 12 h), second reign, Antioch on-the-Orontes, 93/2-88 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟV // ΕVΣΕΒΟVΣ/ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; below throne, monogram of ΔΙ; all within laurel wreath; over the wreath to left, monogram of TMΛ above monogram of Λ•. HGC 9, 1288. SC 2434.1. SNG Spaer 2788. Well-struck and lightly toned, with impressive surfaces and a particularly fresh and bold portrait; a relatively rare late example. Flan faults on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 473
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Seleukeia Pieria. Demetrios II Nikator, second reign, 129-125 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.51 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΣEΛEΥKEΩN TΩN / EM ΠIEΡIAI Winged thunderbolt; ΔΗ monogram and pileoi of the Dioskouroi above; below, B and MHTP monogram; all within wreath. BMC Galatia 7. HGC 9, 1386. SNG Copenhagen 392. Attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 474
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Seleukeia Pieria. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.93 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right, with bow and quiver over his shoulder. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ TΩΝ EM ΠIEPIAI Tripod surmounted by omphalos; B over MP monograms to outer left field; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9 1392. A very rare variety with the omphalos. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Centered Arados obol
Lot 475
PHOENICIA. Arados. Uncertain king, circa 380-351/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.89 g, 6 h). Laureate and bearded head of Ba'al-Arwad to right. Rev. 𐤌𐤀 (AM in Phoenician). Galley to right with waves below. Betlyon 13. HGC 10, 46. SNG Copenhagen 19-22. Toned and with an unusually well preserved and centered obverse; great portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 476
PHOENICIA. Arados. Uncertain king, circa 380-351/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.63 g, 10 h). Laureate and bearded head of Ba'al-Arwad to right. Rev. 𐤌𐤀 (AM in Phoenician). Galley to right with waves below. Betlyon 13. HGC 10, 46. SNG Copenhagen 19-22. Toned and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 477
PHOENICIA. Tyre. Circa 357-355 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.78 g, 7 h). Hippocamp swimming to left, above two waves. Rev. Owl standing left, head facing; crook and flail over shoulder. Betlyon 33. BMC 43. Rouvier 1819. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 478
JUDAEA, Herodians. Herod II Archelaus, 4 BCE-6 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.21 g, 5 h), Jerusalem. HPωΔOY Grape bunch on vine with small leaf. Rev. [EΘNAPXOY] (retrograde) Crested helmet; kerykeion to lower left. Hendin 1196. Meshorer 73. Attractive green patina; scarcely seen with the complete name of Herodes on flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 479
JUDAEA, Procurators. Antonius Felix, 52-59 CE. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.31 g, 6 h), Prutah, Jerusalem, year 14 = 54 CE. TI KLAVDIOC KAICAP GEPM (sic!) around two crossed palm branches and date, LIΔ. Rev. IOYLIA AGPIPPINA (sic!) in four lines within wreath. AJC 32. Hendin 651. Meshorer TJC 342. RPC 4970. Green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 20 CHF
Lot 480
JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.89 g, 11 h), Prutah, year 2 = 67-68. "year 2" in Hebrew, around crater. Rev. "for the redemption of Zion" in Hebrew, around vine leaf on tendril. Hendin 661. SNG Copenhagen 101-102. SNG ANS 427. Fine brown patina; pleasant for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 481
JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. Eighth Shekel (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 5.02 g, 12 h), Jerusalem mint, Dated year 4 = 69-70. 'for the redemption of Zion' (in Paleo-Hebrew) Omer cup. Rev. 'year four' (in Paleo-Hebrew) Lulav bunch flanked by etrogs. Hendin 1369. Meshorer 214. Dark green glossy patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 482
SOUTHWEST ARABIA, Kingdom of Saba. Late 4th–mid 2nd centuries BC. (Silver, 11 mm, 1.85 g, 9 h), Half Unit, Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with mark of value Γ (=g) on her cheek. Rev. AΘE Owl standing to right, head facing; below to right, monogram; above to left, monogram olive sprig and crescent. CAF - (cf. 1.4ii). HGC 10, 728. Huth 26b. Huth 243. Around five examples exist with this monogram. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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
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
Lot 489
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 14x17 mm, 5.45 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and bow in his left, quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 10. Carradice Type IV B (pl. XIV, 43). Same reverse punch as CNG e418, 365. Well struck and clear; an unusually complete example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 490
PERSIAN ASIA MINOR, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, plated, 15 mm, 4.38 g, 12 h). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Perfectly plated, lustrous and pleasant on hand. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 491
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16x14 mm, 5.43 g), Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C, pl. XIV, 36. Countermarked twice. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 492
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III, Circa 375-340 BC. Siglos (Silver, 10x17 mm, 5.46 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and bow in his left, quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 19. Carradice Type IV C (pl. XIV, 46). Well centered on a tight flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 493
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Temp. Stamenes - Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 16.90 g, 12 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 16. SNG Copenhagen –. A scarce variety, struck on a impressively thick flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 201 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Ptolemaic obol from Paphos
Lot 494
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Obol (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.99 g, 1 h), Paphos, after 294 BC. Head of Aphrodite Paphia to right, wearing decorated polos. Rev. ΠTOΛEMAIOY Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Lorber B118. Nicolaou 22-23. Svoronos 74, pl. vi 21-22. A remarkable and very rare coin with a fine representation of the Paphian Aphrodite. Some cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 495
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.21 g, 11 h), uncertain mint on Cyprus, possibly Paphos, c. 275. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck (not seen here). Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; behind, shield; to left, ΠT above YΓA monogram. Lorber 470. SNG Copenhagen 523. Svoronos 535. Rare; A toned example with a fine portrait of Ptolemy I Soter. Countermarked three times and with a test cut on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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