obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 397
CILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.28 g, 12 h). Helmeted head of Athena right; behind neck, ΣA. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in field to left, ΘEOΔΩ above EPMH monograms. SNG Levante 683. SNG France 905. Reddish brown patina. Some deposits, cleaning scratches and corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 398
CILICIA. Seleukeia. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.22 g, 12 h). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right; behind neck, ΣA. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in field to left, AΘH above monogram. SNG France 893. Light brown patina. Some adjustment marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 399
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.49 g, 11 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; in field to right, Corinthian helmet to left. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG France 124 var. Clear and well-centered. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 400
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.65 g, 1 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; in field to right, Corinthian helmet left. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG France 124 var. Clear, pleasing and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 401
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.52 g, 7 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; behind her back, facing head of silen. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to right, fly; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 2. SNG Levante 40. SNG France 128. Some flatness and struck from worn dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 302 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 402
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.73 g, 11 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; behind her back, facing head of silen. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to right, fly; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 2. SNG Levante 40. SNG France 128. Well-centered and pleasing. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 403
CILICIA. Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Time of Pompey the Great or later, circa 66-27 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.37 g, 12 h). Bare head of Pompey the Great to right. Rev. ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Nike advancing right, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right; to right, monogram above POY / ΔH. SNG France 1217. SNG Levante 880-881 var (monograms). Attractive dark patina and an unusually clear portrait of Pompey the Great, in the guise of a late Seleucid prince. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 404
CILICIA. Tarsos or an Uncertain Mint in Southwestern Asia Minor. Circa 455-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.95 g, 6 h). Crenelated city walls with three towers. Rev. Forepart of bull to right; at lower right, ankh; all within incuse square. CNG 109, 2018, 190 (same dies), otherwise unpublished save for auction appearances. An interesting and rare coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 405
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.75 g, 6 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with a bow in bowcase on the saddle; below horse, key symbol. Rev. Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, key symbol; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne -. Traité II, 2, 521, and Pl. cvi, 1. Very rare. Obverse struck from an almost completely destroyed die, reverse off-center. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 406
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.69 g, 7 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with a bow in bowcase on the saddle; behind horse to the right, eagle standing left on standard; below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, two tripartite floral ornaments above key symbol; on the lower right, inscription; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 variant. Very rare, probably unpublished. Clear with a well-struck reverse. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 407
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.77 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. 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. Nicely centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 408
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 470-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.75 g, 4 h). Herakles striding to right, holding club in his upraised right hand, preparing to strike a fallen helmeted warrior – possibly an Amazon with bared breasts – whom he holds by the helmet with his left hand; in field to left, Aramaic letter (zayin?). Rev. Bull standing to right, within dotted square border; all within a shallow incuse square. Apparently unpublished, but see CNG e430, 2018, 193 (uncertain Cyprus) and Roma XVI, 2018, 334 (uncertain Cilicia). Of great rarity. With a fascinating obverse type. Struck from a worn and corroded obverse die and from a slightly corroded reverse die, as are the other known examples, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 409
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.68 g, 3 h). Facing draped bust of Athena, turned slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace. Rev. Persian king standing to right, holding reversed spear in his right hand, and arrows in his left, filleted bow over his shoulder. SNG France 475. Sunrise 91. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 410
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.69 g, 12 h). Turreted and bearded male head of Persian style to left. Rev. Bearded male head facing (Nergal?), with a turreted crown and with a facing lion's mask underneath and blending into his beard. SNG Cop. -. SNG Levante -. SNG France 485. SNG von Aulock -. Winzer 3.1 (as Artaxerxes III). A fine example of a rare and iconographically fascinating type. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 411
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver). Facing head of Herakles turned slightly to left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing earrings, necklace and stephane decorated with a palmette between two discs. SNG Levante 242. A scarce and nicely toned coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 412
CILICIA. Uncertain. Early-mid 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.35 g, 5 h). bēth lāmadh, in Aramaic (= Baal) Bearded head of Baal facing, with his hair bound in topknot. Rev. Sphinx seated left, with her right forepaw raised. Gorny & Mosch 191, (2010) 1619. L. Mildenberg, Über das Kleingeld des 4. Jahrhunderts im Perserreich, Pour Denyse, V28/R23. Extremely rare, especially with a clear inscription. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 413
CYPRUS. Kition. Azbaal, circa 449-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.00 g, 6 h). Herakles advancing to right, wearing lion's skin over his shoulders, holding club in his raised right hand and with a bow in his left. Rev. L'Z'B'L (in Aramaic) Lion pouncing right, on stag collapsing to right; all within dotted square frame within a shallow incuse square. BMC 15. Clear. Struck from worn dies and with slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 414
CYPRUS. Lapethos. Sidqmelek, circa 450-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 11.10 g, 4 h). 'King of Lapethos' (in Phoenician) Helmeted head of Athena to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena facing in dotted square within incuse square; wheat grain in each of the upper corners. ACGC -. Zapiti & Michaelidou -. Tziambazis -. Same dies as Roma XVI (2018), 347. A extremely rare variety, with half a dozen known examples. Reverse in unusually fine condition for the type. Struck from the usual worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 415
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.19 g, 5 h). [Ba si O na si] / Ba si le (Cypriot syllabary) Bull standing to left. Rev. [Ba] - O (Cypriot syllabary) Eagle flying to left; all within an incuse square. Cf. BMC pl. XXII, 3-4 (same obverse die). Reverse struck slightly off-center, and obverse struck from an exceeding worn and broken die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 416
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.13 g, 8 h). Bull standing to left on line of pellets above a line of bead and reel decoration; above, winged solar disk; to left, ankh; dotted border. Rev. 𐠙𐠃 𐠪𐠞 ( = pa-si /o-na, 'King Onasioikos' in Cypriote syllabary). Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -. Gulbenkian 809 = Jameson 2604. Extremely rare, one of half a dozen known examples. With a sharp and attractive reverse. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 417
GALATIA. Pessinos. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 21.57 g, 12 h). Jugate draped busts right of Attis, wearing Phrygian cap, and Kybele Agditis, wearing turreted crown. Rev. MHTPOΠ ΠEΣΣINEAΣ Lion seated to left, his right paw raised and resting on a shield; to left and right, piloi of the Dioskouroi . HGC 7, 766; SNG BN 2563. Rare, especially so well centered and clear. Dark tan patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 418
KINGS OF GALATIA. Deiotaros, circa 62-40 BC. (Bronze), Pessinos. Draped bust of Attis to right, set on a crescent and wearing a decorated phrygian cap. Rev. Monogram of Deiotaros between crossed cornucopiae. HGC 7, 773. KM, p. 528, 6. SNG von Aulock 8719. Extremely rare. A pleasing coin with an attractive, sandy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 419
KINGS OF GALATIA. Deiotaros, as tetrarch, 63-59/8 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.54 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; in field to left, monogram. HGC 7, 775. RPC I p. 356, 2. SNG von Aulock 6099-6100. Clear and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 420
KINGS OF GALATIA. Amyntas, 39-25 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.89 g, 11 h). E-Ϛ Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoudler. Rev. Stag standing to right; above, B; in exergue, monogram. Arslan K12. RPC I 3506. SNG Paris 2383-4. Scarce without the royal titles on the reverse. Attractive dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 421
KINGS OF GALATIA. Amyntas, 39-25 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.10 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Hermes to right, wearing petasos, with his kerykeion over his shoulder. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AMYN-TOY Winged kerykeion. BMC 16. RPC I 3504. SNG France 2372-2376. SNG von Aulock 6111. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 422
CAPPADOCIA. Caesareia-Eusebia. Time of Archelaos, 36 BC-AD 17. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.97 g, 12 h), 36-26/25. Laureate and winged bust of Eros right. Rev. EYΣE-BEIAΣ Wing. Henseler 72. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 423
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.42 g, 11 h). Draped and draped bust of Ariarathes IV to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. APIAPAΘ Athena seated left, elbow resting on shield to right, holding Nike in her extended right hand and spear in her left. HGC 7, 805. Simonetta 7 (as Ariarathes III). With an exceptionally powerful portrait in high relief. Very dark black-green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 424
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 4.92 g, 11 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. Alram 144. Henseler 4-6 (as Ariarathes II?). HGC 7, 808. Simonetta 4 (Ariarathes II?). Simonetta, Coins 8 (as Ariarathes III). A clear coin, with a bold portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 425
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.04 g, 11 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. Henseler 4-6 (as Ariarathes II?) . HGC 7, 808. Simonetta 4 (Ariarathes II?) . Simonetta, Coins 8 (as Ariarathes III) . Sharp, clear and attractive, with a fine portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 426
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.51 g, 1 h). Draped royal bust to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Archer striding right, drawing his bow. Simonetta 1 (as Ariarathes II). Extremely rare and one of the best of the very few examples known. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Third example known
Lot 427
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV - Ariarathes VII, Circa 220-101/0 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.79 g, 12 h). Head of Artemis to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘ Tripod. Henseler 26 (possibly same obverse die). Roma 4, (2012) 1865. Only three examples of this very rare type are known: Roma 4, 1865, Henseler 26, and the present example. Dark patina. Cleaning scratches and a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare Cappadocian bronze!
Lot 428
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV (?), circa 220-163 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.67 g, 11 h), Tyana (?). Humped bull to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ APIAPAΘOY Bow in case (gorytos). BMC 4. Simonetta p. 48, 3. Extremely rare. Overstruck on a coin bearing a female head to left on its obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 429
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 5.29 g, 1 h), Eusebeia Mazaka. Diademed and draped bust of Ariarathes VI to right, wearing high bashlyk; monogram behind his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ /ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena seated left, elbow resting on shield to right, holding Nike in her right hand and spear in her left. Henseler 20. HGC 7, 825. Simonetta 5. Dark green glossy surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 430
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.23 g, 10 h), Eusebeia Mazaka. Diademed and draped bust of Ariarathes VI to right, wearing high bashlyk; monogram behind his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ /ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena seated left, elbow resting on shield to right, holding Nike in her right hand and spear in her left. Henseler 20. HGC 7, 825. Simonetta 5. Dark green glossy surfaces; a pleasant coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 431
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.54 g, 12 h), Eusebeia Mazaka. Diademed and draped bust of Ariarathes VI to right, wearing high bashlyk; behind his neck, circular countermark with a facing radiate and bust of Helios. Rev. [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] /ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena seated left, elbow resting on shield to right, holding Nike in her right hand and spear in her left. Henseler 20. HGC 7, 825. Simonetta 5. A clear example with a fine and interesting countermark. Some flatness on the reverse from the countermark, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 432
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VII Philometor, circa 112/0-100 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.46 g, 12 h), in the name and with the types of Antiochos VII, Eusebia-Mazaka, c. 107/6-104/3. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Athena standing to left, holding Nike, shield and spear; outer left, monogram of Φ over A; inner left field, O; inner right field, Λ; all within laurel wreath tied at the top and bottom. HGC 7, 829. HGC 9, 1069. SC 2061. Newell, SMA 298. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 433
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Time of Ariarathes IV to Ariarathes VII, circa 200-101 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), Eusebeia. Draped bust of Artemis to left, her quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Stag standing to left. HGC 7, 856 (Ariarathes X). Simonetta 4 (as an uncertain Ariarathes). Very rare, particularly in such lovely condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 434
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Archelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-AD 17. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.40 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. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 435
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.87 g, 11 h), first series. Diademed head of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Arsames on horseback to right, hurling spear at lion to right. ACV 2. CAA 2. Kovacs 2. Well centered. Some encrustations, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 436
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h), second series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing cylindrical tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars. ACV 9. Alram 173. CSC 8. Kovacs 6. Well struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 437
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arkathias I, after 150 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.92 g, 1 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed bust of Arkathias I to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APKAΘIOY Nike standing right, holding wreath in her right hand; countermark of Aramaic p at left field. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 22. For the countermark, Kovacs 28. Very rare. Two edge splits, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 438
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arkathias I, after circa 150 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.58 g, 1 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Bearded and diademed head of Arkathias I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APKAΘIOY Nike standing to right, holding wreath in her extended right hand. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 23 (this obverse die). Particularly elegant and clear portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 439
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 1.61 g). Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. remains of Aramaic inscription. Apparently unpublished. This enigmatic issue has many similarities with the bronze chalkoi of Mithradates I (Kovacs 27-30) thus we listed it under his name. Only examples in better condition will prove or disprove this hypothesis. Of extreme rarity, albeit almost illegible; fine glossy dark patina. Some minor rough areas and struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 440
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), Arkathiokerta(?). Diademed head of Mithradates II to left wearing bashlyk; MIΘ (retrograde) countermark before head. Rev. BACI MIΘ Club within wreath. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 35 (same obverse die). Kovacs 23 for countermark. Very rare and unrecorded with this countermark. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 441
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.94 g, 12 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed head of Mithradates II to left wearing bashlyk; traces of a countermark on bashlyk. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY ΦIΛOΠ Club within wreath; countermark MIΘ below. ACV 193-194. Alram 248. Kovacs 36. for c/m Kovacs 28 (?). A fine example with a clear inscription; earthen highlights. Some encrustations, marks and scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 442
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.61 g, 1 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed head of Mithradates II to left wearing bashlyk; faint countermark behind neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY ΦIΛOΠ club within wreath; countermark MIΘ below. ACV 193-194. Alram 248. Kovacs 36. for c/m Kovacs 28. A fine example with clear inscription, dark patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 443
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.61 g, 11 h), Period I, Nisibis mint, 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY TIΓPANOY ΦΙΛΕΛΛHNOC Zeus seated to left, holding wreath in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, Λ. ACV 22. CAA 4. Kovacs 65 (same obverse die). Well centered with a fine green patina; very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 444
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 11 h), period I, Nisibis, c. 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY TIΓPA-NOY ΦΙΛΕΛΛHNOC Tigranes II standing to right and wearing tall tiara, holding long scepter with his right hand and eagle in his left. ACV 20. CAA 5. Kovacs 66 (same dies). With a particularly clear and well struck reverse. Struck from the usual extremely worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 445
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.64 g, 1 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 wreath in her left hand; inner left, M; inner right, A. ACV 23. CAA 6. Kovacs 67. Green patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 446
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.13 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 wreath in her left hand; inner left, M; inner right, A. ACV 23. CAA 6. Kovacs 67. Well centered on a broad flan, with unusually clear details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished variety
Lot 447
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.07 g, 12 h), period I, Nisibis, c. 90-80 (but possibly a contemporary imitation). Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ [MEΓAΛOY](right) ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ (left) Nike standing right, holding palm in her right extended hand; M monogram above Nike's head an right. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 67 var (legend and monograms on the fields). Same dies as Leu Numismatik e-auction 7, 465, but with the major variations unnoticed. Dark green patina; possibly the second example of this rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 448
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.14 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 wreath in her left hand; inner left, M; inner right, A. ACV 23. CAA 6. Kovacs 67. Green patina. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 449
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 15.72 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 towards 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 TIΓP; at her feet to right, the river god Araxes; in the field to right, monogram of ΦΩ; all within laurel wreath. ACV 34. CAA 20. Kovacs 71.2. SCADA Group 3. Well struck and clear; with a lovely portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1005 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 450
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.60 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 towards 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 ΔH; at her feet to right, the river god Araxes; in the field to right, Θ; all within laurel wreath. ACV 31. CAA 19. Kovacs 74.2. SCADA Group 4. Well struck and clear; with a lovely portrait. Slightly porous surfaces as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 451
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.94 g, 1 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 towards 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 and reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 452
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.73 g, 12 h), fourth series, Tigranokerta, c. 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Grain ear; ΔΗ monogram below. ACV 103, 106. CAA -. Kovacs 92. Dark glossy green surfaces and with a good portrait. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 453
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 2.76 g, 12 h), sixth series, Tigranokerta, c. 70-69. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY / ΔH-MO Tripod. ACV 112. CAA -. Kovacs 96. YTN 202. Green patina, a nice example available. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 454
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Half chalkous (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 2.10 g, 1 h), series 6 of Tigranes the "Great", Tigranocerta, circa 70-69. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes the Younger to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY / ΔH-MO Horse grazing to right. ACV 121. CAA -. Kovacs 97.1 (see also the comment to the half chalkous of Tigranes the Younger, Kovacs 148). An important hybrid with an obverse die bearing the portrait of Tigranes the Younger combined with a reverse die intended for Tigranes II. Green patina. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 455
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes V, the Cappadocian, AD 6-12. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.34 g, 12 h), Artagigarta (?). Diademed, draped, and bearded bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara decorated with four eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ Herakles standing facing, head to left, setting club on the ground with his right hand; lion's skin draped over his left arm. ACV 158-160. CAA 153-154. Kovacs 181. Obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 456
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes V, the Cappadocian, AD 6-12. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.24 g, 1 h), Artagigarta (?). Diademed, draped, and bearded bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara decorated with three eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ Elephant, with raised trunk, walking slowly to left . ACV 172. CAA 150. Kovacs 183. Very rare. Glossy green patina. Irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 87 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 457
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes V, the Cappadocian, AD 6-12. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.88 g, 12 h), Artagigarta (?). Diademed, draped, and bearded bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara decorated with three eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ (retrograde) Eagle standing to left. ACV 166. CAA 156. Kovacs 185. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 458
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.92 g, 12 h), series 1, Artagigarta (?), c. 60. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with four eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Bipennis and club. ACV 167-168 & 170. CAA 157-158. Kovacs 196. Well struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 459
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Dichalkon (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.06 g, 12 h), series 1, Artagigarta (?), c. 60. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with four eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Bipennis and club. ACV 167-168 & 170. CAA 157-158. Kovacs 196. With a fine portrait, and with a attractive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 460
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.12 g, 11 h), series 1, Artagigarta (?), c. 60. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with four eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Bipennis and club. ACV 167-168 & 170. CAA 157-158. Kovacs 196. Nicely struck, with a splendid portrait, and with a pleasant green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 461
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.48 g, 12 h), series 2, Artagigarta (?), 60-62. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY Nike standing to right, holding wreath with which she crowns the king's name. ACV 162-163. CAA 148. Kovacs 198. A well centered example. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 462
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.85 g, 11 h), series 2, Artagigarta (?), 60-62. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY Nike standing to right, holding wreath with which she crowns the king's name. ACV 162-163. CAA 148. Kovacs 198. Glossy greenish-brown patina. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 463
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h), in the name of Commagene, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛEΩC YIOI Confronted heads of the young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus, atop crossed cornucopiae; between the two, anchor and star. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN Five-pointed Armenian tiara to right; all within laurel wreath. ACV 229. Kovacs 240. RPC I 3860. Attractive and with dark green surfaces. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 464
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 14.60 g, 1 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ MEΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Rarely encountered with such fine portrait. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 465
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes., 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.46 g, 1 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙ• MEΓ ANTIOXOΣ • EΠI• Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right; above, five-rayed star; below, anchor; all within laurel wreath. BMC 11. Kovacs 256. RPC I 3855. With an elegant portrait and a particularly attractive solid glossy dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 466
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.47 g, 12 h), Sardes, c. 282-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding, on his right hand, Nike stretching right to crown him, and, in his left, a scepter; to left, monogram of EP; below throne, monogram. HGC 9, 16a. SC 3.3b. SNG Spear 65-66. WSM 1354. A very rare variety of fine style. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 467
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Time of Seleukos I and slightly later, c. 312-270 BC. (Lead, 26 mm, 22.43 g, 12 h), in the name and types of Alexander the Great, imitating a tetradrachm of Babylon, and possibly from the Gulf area. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒA]ΣIΛE[ΩΣ] [ΑΛ]ΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; in field to left; under throne, MI. cf. Price 3747 for prototype. A very unusual item. Some corroded areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 468
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.32 g, 1 h), Smyrna or Sardes. Facing head of Athena, wearing triple-crested helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left; in outer left field, monogram; below wing, monogram of ΔI within wreath. HGC 9, 167. SC 314c. A well centered finely patinated example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.87 g, 12 h), Tarsos. The Dioskouroi on horseback to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Athena Promachos standing to right on anchor to left. HGC 9, 254. SC 565.1. A well struck and clear example with a fine green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 470
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.49 g, 1 h), Sardes, c. 246-242. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing an arrow he held in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; in outer left and right, monogram. CSE 606. HGC 9, 344. SC 657.6. A pleasing coin with dark glossy surfaces. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 471
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.85 g, 12 h), Sardes, c. 246-242. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow by his side; outer left, monogram of ΠY; outer right, monogram of ΔH. HGC 9, 345. SC 660.1a. A pleasing coin with clear fields and a nice glossy dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 472
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.60 g, 1 h), Sardes, c. 246-242. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on a bow by his side; outer left, ΠY monogram. HGC 9, 345. SC 660.1a. A pleasing coin with an attractive dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 473
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.66 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; in exergue, monogram of HP. HGC 9, 795f. SC 1640.2a. Toned. Test cut at 11° on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 112 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 474
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, Circa 94-88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 15.58 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. Porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 475
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, Circa 94-88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.86 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 toned. Bang on edge on 11h, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 476
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 5.42 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ornate Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat’s horn over the visor; inner left, star. HGC 9, 1061. SC 2034.2e. Sharply struck from well-made dies of fine style; a lovely example with a reddish-brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 477
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos, 97/6-88/7 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.00 g, 12 h), Damascus, year AKΣ (221) = 92/91. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ / ΘΕΟΥ // ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ // ΑΚΣ Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing, holding flower in her left hand and with a barley stalk rising from each shoulder; in outer left field, Ν and A; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1305. SC 2451.4. With a bold portrait of fine style and an interesting reverse type, showing a goddess of an utterly non-Greek form. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 478
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 6th century BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.41 g, 12 h). Head of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Hindquarters of a lion to right; all within an incuse square. Apparently unknown and unpublished. A bizarre and perplexing piece. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 479
SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. Circa 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.33 g, 11 h). Ram running left, head turned to right. Rev. Scales. Butcher p. 405. Howgego pl. 9, 192. Weiser p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II of Egypt). A better example, quite sharp and nicely patinated. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 480
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE). Uncertain mint. Later 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.67 g, 7 h), an imitation of an Athenian obol, made in the Gaza area for local use. Coarsely made head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive sprig and crescent. For the prototype, see Svoronos pl. 22, 1-6. Nicely toned. Unusual oblong flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 481
ARABIA, Himyarites. Time of Augustus, Circa 24 BC. Siglos (Silver, 27 mm, 5.31 g, 6 h), imitating an Athenian New Style tetradrachm, probably the Sullan issue. Laureate head of Augustus to right; behind his neck, n (South Arabian); all within olive wreath. Rev. Owl on amphora between two monograms; to right curved symbol of Almaqah; the whole within border of stylized amphorae. BMC 35. Göbl 1289. Huth 292. RPC 4994. A particularly attractive and clear example of this type, with a lovely old cabinet tone. Flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 482
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26.5 mm, 13.72 g, 9 h), Mint C (Ctesiphon"), Phase 2c, circa 226/7-228/30. Diademed and draped bust of Ardashir I to right wearing tiara decorated with a star. Rev. Diademed fire altar. Göbl 7. Sunrise 700. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 483
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 1.96 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. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 484
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: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 485
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I Theos, Circa 180-170 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.58 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right, wearing flat topped kausia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘEOY ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, standing facing, holding long trident in his right hand and filleted palm branch in his left; to right, monogram of KOP. Bopearachchi, Antimaque I, 4B. Bopearachchi & Rahman 185. MIG Type 127c. SNG ANS 283-288. Well centered and with a good portrait. Surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 486
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kujula Kadphises, Circa 50-90. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.52 g, 12 h), 'Heraus' type, uncertain mint in Tajikistan. Diademed and draped bust to right. Rev. "Heraios" standing right. ANS Kushan 38-42. Cribb, Heraus 59. A well centered example. Some uncleaned deposits, as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 487
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.28 g, 1 h), Tyre, c. 275/4. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, monogram of TYP above club. Lorber 561. SNG Copenhagen 482-3. Svoronos 644. Nicely centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 488
MOESIA INFERIOR. Marcianopolis. Gordian III, with Tranquillina, 238-244. Pentassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.28 g, 7 h), Tertillianos. AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AYΓ CEB /TPANKYΛ-ΛEINA Confronted busts of Gordian to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina to left, diademed and draped. Rev. YΠ TEPTYΛΛIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛI-T-Ω-N Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, with wheel at her side; in field to left, value mark, E. H&J, Marcianopolis, 6.38.35.4. Varbanov 2050. Well struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 489
THRACE. Byzantium. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Hermes to right, wearing wearing winged diadem. Rev. ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ Winged caduceus. BMC 51. RPC online 1932. SNG Copenhagen 504. A lovely coin with fine patina . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 490
THRACE. Mesembria. Philip II, As Caesar, 244-247. Pentassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.65 g, 1 h). MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC /KAICAP Bare head of Philip and draped bust of Serapis, wearing calathus, facing each other. Rev. MECAMB-PIANΩN Homonoia standing facing, head turned to left, holding patera and cornucopia. Varbanov 4290. Attractive, glossy dark green patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 491
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.01 g, 10 h). AYTO K M AYP CEY ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tyche of Amphipolis seated left on a throne with a back, holding phiale and long scepter; in exergue, fish to left. AMNG III 88. SNG ANS 203-205. Varbanov 3299. Greenish brown patina. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 492
MACEDON. Dium. Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.51 g, 1 h). IMP GA-LLIENVS AV Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. COL IVL DIENSIS / D-D Zeus standing left, holding phiale and long scepter; eagle standing left at his feet. Varbanov 3554. Scarce, and with an attractive brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 493
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.55 g, 7 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔ-POY Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing crested helmet bearing an elaborate combat scene on the bowl: at the center, two cavalrymen riding in opposed directions; the cavalryman riding left and battles an enemy standing right; the rider on the right lances an enemy falling backwards to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩ Alexander, in military dress, with his cloak flowing out behind him and his right hand raised in salute, riding a horse walking to right. AMNG -. Cf. 446 (same obverse die) and 407 (same reverse die). Same dies as Nomos 16, 10 May 2018, lot 78. Very rare and with a most unusual decoration on the helmet. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 494
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian, 238 - 244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.86 g, 8 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩ Alexander the Great, on horseback to right, brandishing spear with his right hand. AMNG III 575 var (reverse legend). Fine portrait. Stripped patina with red and slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 495
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Copper, 27 mm, 13.44 g, 2 h), Beroia. AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with hair drawn backwards as if flowing in the wind. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΟΝΟΝ Β NEΩ Alexander standing to right, taming Bucephalas rearing left. AMNG III 640. SNG Cop 1352, 1357-8 var. Attractive with clear details and a powerful depiction of one of the famous deeds of Alexander. Has once been cleaned, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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