obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 199
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 420-400 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 7.48 g). Ε-Φ Bee with curved wings. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 206. SNG Kayhan 141-2. SNG von Aulock 7817. Lightly toned. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 200
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 350-340 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.61 g, 12 h), Mnesarchos, magistrate. E - Φ Bee with straight open wings flanked by two astragaloi. Rev. MNHΣAPXOΣ Stag standing right; behind, palm tree. BMC -. Pixodarus p. 191. SNG Copenhagen -. CNG 76 (2007) 708 and CNG 58 (2001) 571. A very rare issue, with apparently only three examples known for this magistrate. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 201
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 202-150 BC. (Bronze), struck under magistrate Apollodoros. E - Φ Bee with straight open wings. Rev. AΠOΛΛOΔΩ[POΣ] Stag standing to right; behind, horizontal quiver of Artemis. BMC 80. Kinns, Type A. Elegant and clear. Slightly rough on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 202
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 180-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.25 g, 12 h), year MC = 46 = 89-88. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, MC above EΦE; to right, lighted torch; between snakes' heads, headdress of Isis. Kleiner, dated 47. Rare year. Nice details. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 203
IONIA. Ephesos. Circa 180-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.24 g, 12 h), year MΔ = 44 = 91-90. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, MΔ above EΦE; to right, torch; between snakes' heads, thunderbolt. Kleiner, dated 45. Pinder 35. Very rare variety. Obverse struck from a very worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 204
IONIA. Kolophon. Circa 330-294 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.98 g, 10 h), struck under magistrate Epigonos. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. EΠIΓONOΣ KOΛ Forepart of horse to right. BMC 38. SNG von Aulock 7912. Of splendid die-cutting skill. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 205
IONIA. Kolophon. Circa 50 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.92 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Apollas. AΠOΛΛAΣ Homer seated left on throne, holding scroll and resting his head upon his hand. Rev. KOΛOΦΩNIΩN Apollo standing right, holding kithara and phiale. Milne, Colophon 178. SNG Copenhagen 184-5. A lovely example, clear and well-struck, with fine green patina and a very interesting obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 206
IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 400-350 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.29 g, 6 h). Bull butting to right, standing on a maeander pattern. Rev. M-A-Γ Star. SNG Kayhan 397. Very rare; well-centered and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 207
IONIA. Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 1.16 g). Forepart of lion to right, head turned back to left. Rev. Star-shaped floral ornament within incuse square. Klein 424. SNG Kayhan 476-82. SNG Keckman 273. SNG von Aulock 2080. Well-struck, with a clear and ferocious lion. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 208
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 352-325 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.65 g, 12 h), Leophron. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛEOΦPΩN Lion standing left, his head turned back to right; above, 8-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name. CH IX, p. 178. Deppert-Lippitz -. This magistrate very rare; nicely toned and with a head of Apollo of fine style and high relief. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 209
IONIA. Miletos. Circa 294-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.65 g, 12 h), Zeuxileos. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ZEYΞIΛEΩΣ Lion standing left, his head turned back to right; above, 8-pointed star; to left, Miletos monogram; in exergue, magistrate’s name. Apparently unpublished, cf. Deppert-Lippitz 437 for the magistrate, but as a didrachm. Nicely toned and with a head of Apollo of fine style and high relief; extremely rare for this magistrate. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Extremely rare archaic Phokaia
Lot 210
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 600-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.57 g). Female head to left, with a narrow hair band (?), long flowing hair, and an annular earring; behind, seal swimming downwards. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Bodenstedt –. Same dies as Numismatica Ars Classica 92 part 1, 23 May 2016, 216 and 'Prospero', The New York Sale XXVI, 4 January 2012, 520. Very rare. Of very attractive archaic style. Obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 211
IONIA. Phokaia. c. 521-478 BC. Triobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.55 g). Head of a griffin to left, with pointed ears and open jaws. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square with irregular surfaces. SNG Kayhan 514-516. SNG von Aulock 2116 ff. A bold, attractive and well-centered example, nicely toned. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 212
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.53 g). Head of female to left, her hair rolled and tied at forehead in a "star"; to lower right, small seal swimming to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 106 (from not recorded dies). Boston MFA 1931. SNG von Aulock 7953. Same obverse die as CNG e369 (2016), 156. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 213
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.12 g). Striated surface. Rev. Square incuse punch. Linzalone 1038. Weidauer 9. Extremely rare. One of the earliest coins ever struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 214
IONIA. Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 8 mm, 1.21 g), Milesian standard. Bull's head right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Kayhan 733. A rare hemihekte with original mint luster. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 310 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 215
IONIA. Smyrna. Circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 16.56 g, 12 h), Menekrates. Turreted head of the Tyche of Smyrna to right. Rev. ΖΜΥΡ / ΝΑΙΩΝ in two lines within an oak wreath; below inscription, monogram of Menekrates. BMC 4 (this obverse die). Milne, Autonomous 141. Milne, obverse die A. Attractively toned and well-centered on a broad flan. Marks, scuffs, and both a cut and some file marks on the edge at 6° (traces of a removed loop?), otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 216
IONIA. Smyrna. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Tessera (Lead, 28 mm, 25.62 g, 11 h), an official seal for documents from the City of Smyrna. ZMYPNAI[..] Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of Smyrna to right. Rev. Eagle with spread wings to left, turning his head to right. Apparently unknown. Interesting and unusual. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare early Classical stater of Samos
Lot 217
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 477/6-461/0 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 13.05 g, 5 h), Samian standard. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. [Σ]Α Forepart of an ox to right; above, Corinthian helmet. Barron 18 (A12/P18). BMC 34-35 (same dies). HGC 6, 1186. A very rare early Classical stater of Samos, well-struck and lightly toned. Struck on an oval flan, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 218
CARIA. Chersonesos. Circa 480-450 BC. Diobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.85 g, 6 h). Head of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. XEP
Facing boukranion; all within incuse square. BMC 2 var (Drachm). Karl -. Extremely rare. Slightly porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 219
CARIA. Euromos. 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.41 g, 1 h). Forepart of boar to right. Rev. Bearded head of Zeus Lepsynos to right. Karl 115-117. Klein 513. SNG Kayhan I 754. SNG Keckman 863-4 (as uncertain mint). SNG von Aulock 2521. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 220
CARIA. Kaunos. Circa 430-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.07 g, 11 h). Winged female goddess moving to left, her head turned back to right, holding a wreath in both hands and a kerykeion in her right. Rev. 𐊼 (K in Carian) Triangular baetyl flanked by two bunches of grapes hanging from tendrils. BMC 8 (same dies). Konuk 99 (O41/R40). SNG Kayhan 792. Troxell 27. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 221
CARIA. Knidos (?). Circa 400-350 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.40 g, 12 h). Head of lion to right, with open jaws. Rev. Head of Aphrodite facing, turned slightly to the right. Apparently unpublished. Toned; a wonderful example of die engraving on such a small scale. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 222
CARIA. Uncertain (Mylasa or an imitation?). Circa 500-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.97 g). Forepart of lion, or possibly a lion-like monster, with very narrow open jaws to right. Rev. Irregular incuse square divided by a band. Cf. SNG Ashmolean 322–3 and SNG Kayhan 930, but actually unlike either of them. Clear and with a ferocious lion, albeit a very curious one. Minor marks and bangs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 223
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 340-316 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.91 g, 11 h). Head of Helios facing, turned slightly to right. Rev. POΔION Rose with bud to right; to left, grape cluster above E. Ashton 98. HGC 6, 1433. SNG Copenhagen 728. Lightly toned and with a particularly attractive head of Helios. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 224
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 250-229 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 6.80 g, 12 h), Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ Rose with bud to left; below, Ρ Ο; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing to left. Ashton 208. HGC 6, 1439. SNG Copenhagen 765. SNG Keckman 537-539. Clear, well-struck and lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 225
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.40 g, 12 h). Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 18 (A3/P18). Karl 642. SNG Keckman 740. Well-struck, clear and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 226
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.01 g). Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 28-29 (A6/R-). Karl 642. SNG Copenhagen 866. Well-struck on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 227
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), struck under magistrate Agathokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΡΟ / ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; above, palm branch and corn ear. Ashton & Weiss - (but cf. 111, this obverse die A31). Karl -. Attractive and toned. Minor edge bang in striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 228
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.12 g, 6 h), struck under magistrate Basileides. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΔΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 116 (A32/P114). Karl 644. Pozzi 2723 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 867 (same obverse die). SNG Keckman 743 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock 8197 (same obverse die). Elegant and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 229
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Basileides. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΔΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 119 (A32/P117). Karl 644. Pozzi 2723 (same obverse die). SNG Copenhagen 867 (same obverse die). SNG Keckman 743 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock 8197 (same obverse die). Attractive. Obverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 140 CHF
Lot 230
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Philiskos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΦΙΛΙΣΚΟΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 135-137 (A35/-). Karl -. SNG von Aulock 2837 (same obverse die). Elegant and lightly toned. Minor die rust and of light weight, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 231
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), struck under magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤIΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 143 (A36/P141). BMC 337-8 (same obverse die). SNG Keckman 742 (same obverse die). SNG Lockett 2971 (same obverse die). Bold and attractive, lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 232
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.00 g, 2 h), struck under magistrate Aineas. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΑΙΝΕΑΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 164-166 (A41/-). Pozzi 2720. Attractive with a very baroque looking head. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 233
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Aineas. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΑΙΝΕΑΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 175 (A45/-). Pozzi 2720. Attractive with a very baroque looking head. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 520 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 234
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.16 g, 5 h), struck under magistrate Euphranor. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο /ΕΥΦΡΑΝΩΡ Rose seen from above; below, winged kerykeion to left. Ashton & Weiss 298 var (A100/-). Karl 652. Nicely toned and with a bold head of Helios.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 235
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Late 1st century AD. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 3.64 g, 7 h). Radiate and draped bust of Helios to right. Rev. POΔI-ΩN The Herakles "Farnese": Nude Herakles standing facing, resting his right hand on his back, and holding lion's skin and club set on rock in left hand. RPC II 1182 (same dies) Only two examples were known to the editors of RPC – and all are struck from the same pair of dies. Well struck and nicely centered with very clear and attractive surfaces. Flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 236
LYDIA. Philadelphia. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.49 g, 12 h), Hermippos, son of Hermogenes, archiereus. ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Rev. ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ / ΕΡΜΙΠΠΟΣ Panther standing left, head turned back to right, cradling filleted thyrsos. BMC 16. SNG Copenhagen 340. SNG von Aulock 3057. Attractive, and well-centered with a lovely deep green glossy patina. Some deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 237
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 12.00 g, 11 h), Ptol..., undated, but year 1 = 133-132. Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; above, ΠTOΛ; to left, TPAΛ; to right, Dionysos standing facing, holding long thyrsos with his right hand and bunch of grape with the left. BMC 44-8 var. SNG Copenhagen 662 var. SNG von Aulock 3263-4 var (all from different dates). Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 238
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 mm, 5.50 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. Nicely struck and centered; a clear coin struck in good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 239
PERSIAN ASIA MINOR, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 18 mm, 5.34 g). 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. Toned and unusually complete. Struck on an oblong flan as usual, and with a banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 240
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 166-160 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 12.69 g, 12 h). Basket (cista mystica) from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, AΠ monogram; to right, sphinx seated to left. BMC 4. Kleiner & Noe 2, pl XXXII, 3 (this obverse die). Well-struck and clear; a very rare variation. Some scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 241
PHRYGIA. Gordium. 2nd-1st century BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.64 g, 12 h). Jugate, draped busts of Artemis and Apollo to right, both laureate; over Artemis's shoulder, quiver. Rev. ΓOΡΔI - ANΩN Bow and quiver. H. P. Borrell, "Unedited Greek Coins", NC 1845-1846, p. 27 = Paris AA.GR.10254. Very rare. Clear and attractive. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 242
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.05 g, 10 h), c. 465-440. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear; tortoise between his legs. Rev. EΣ Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; turtle to upper right; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 4484 (same dies). Particularly well-centered obverse; struck in good silver. Test cut on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 243
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 11.19 g, 3 h), overstruck on an uncertain stater of Paphos, c. 440s BC. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣ-Τ -Ϝ Τriskeles to right; all within an incuse square. SNG France 12. Clear. Struck from a worn obverse die, and with considerable traces of overstriking, especially visible on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 244
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.72 g, 11 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, ΣΚ. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΙ Slinger striding to right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to left. SNG France 107. Tekin Series 4. A clear, well-centered and lustrous coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 245
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 330/25-300/250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.65 g, 11 h). EI Two nude wrestlers, standing and grappling with each other. Rev. ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΣ Slinger standing right; to right, triskeles to left above vertical club, set on ground. Apparently unpublished with these control marks, with the only parallels known from auctions. Triton XIV (2011) 338. Extremely rare; clear and with a perfectly centered and appealing reverse. Slightly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 246
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.82 g, 1 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate within a dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right, within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). A clear, well-struck example in fine silver, struck from a relatively fresh obverse die. Usual die break on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 247
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.84 g, 1 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate within a dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). A clear, well-struck example in fine silver, struck from a relatively fresh obverse die. Usual die break on the reverse, and struck on an oval flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 248
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 350-300 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.05 g, 3 h). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and tendril; all within incuse square. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 5268. Same obverse die as Obolos 12 (2019) 373. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 249
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 350-300 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.98 g, 9 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Aramaic inscription Helmeted head of Athena to left; to left, astralagos. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock -. Same reverse die as Solidus 19, 235. Very rare with Athena to left and with the Aramaic legend. Well-centered with nice toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 250
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 250-190 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.76 g, 12 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; behind her neck, astralagos above uncertain symbol. SNG Paris 1948-55 var (symbol). SNG Ashmolean 1552-3. SNG von Aulock 5280. Sharp, well-struck and with a gorgoneion of wonderful style. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 251
LYCAONIA. Ikonion. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 11 mm, 2.31 g, 6 h). Winged head of Medusa facing. Rev. E-I-K-O Harpa within laurel wreath. Unpublished in the standard references. Cf. G&N 36 (2015) 228. Extremely rare. With types celebrating the deeds of the Hero Perseus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 252
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 430-420 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.81 g, 1 h). Youthful nude rider seated sideways on horse prancing to left, holding the reins with his right hand and a goad in his left, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse; below horse, Π. Rev. ΚΕΛΕ Goat kneeling to the left, its head turned back to right. Casabonne Type 2. Celenderis Series II, 9 var (O-/R5 unlisted obv. die). SNG France 52. Attractive. Flan fault on the reverse and obverse struck slightly flat, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 253
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 11.02 g, 4 h). Bearded male diety (Kronos?), with four wings, in the running-kneeling position to left, holding a solar disc with both hands. Rev. ΜΑΡ Swan with closed wings walking to left. Cf. SNG France 375-376 (same obverse die, but with the swan to right). Very rare. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 254
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.88 g, 7 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and 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; to right, Corinthian helmet. 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. Obverse struck slightly off-center. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 255
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.67 g, 7 h), c. 440-430. Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; to right, Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to left, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1. SNG Levante -. SNG France 124. Clear and toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 256
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.47 g, 10 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and 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. Sharply struck from fresh dies. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 257
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.69 g, 7 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and 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. 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, toned and struck from fresh dies. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 258
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.27 g, 8 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing modified Attic helmet with tendril on the bowl. Rev. Bunch of grapes within linear circle; all within shallow circular incuse. BMC 24. Very rare. An attractive coin, perfectly centered. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 259
CILICIA. Tarsos or an Uncertain Mint in Southwestern Asia Minor. Circa 455-400 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 10.94 g, 3 h), overstruck on an uncertain stater of Aspendos. Crenelated city walls with three towers. Rev. Forepart of bull to right; at lower right, ankh; all within incuse square – this design partially overstruck on the reverse of an Aspendian stater with ΕΣ... clearly visible. For the Tarsos, see CNG 109, 2018, 190 (same dies), otherwise, unpublished save for auction appearances, and hitherto unknown overstruck on Aspendos. An interesting and rare coin. Flatness and considerable traces of overstriking, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 260
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.28 g, 1 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 to right, 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 -. Cf. Traité II, 2, 521, and Pl. cvi, 1. Very rare. Obverse off-center and struck from a badly broken die. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 261
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.79 g, 11 h), previously attributed to Myriandros. Baaltars seated left, bare to the waist, holding long scepter in his right hand and with his left at his waist. Rev. Lion walking to right over crescent; above 12-pointed star. Casabonne Series 5, Group C. SNG Levante 191 (Myriandros). SNG Paris 435 (Myriandros). Rare, toned and struck in high relief. Some surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 262
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.76 g, 3 h). The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and bow ending in a globe in his left. Rev. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and arrow in his left. Göktürk 34. SNG Paris 401 (as Mallos). A very unusual obol from Cilicia and among the best examples known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 263
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 400-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.58 g, 1 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. Fine metal and attractive on both sides. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 76 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 264
CILICIA. Uncertain. Early-mid 4th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.36 g, 5 h). bēth lāmadh, in Aramaic (= Baal) Bearded head of Baal (?) facing, his hair bound up on the top of his head. Rev. Sphinx seated left, forepaw raised. L. Mildenberg, Über das Kleingeld des 4. Jahrhunderts im Perserreich, Pour Denyse, V28/R23. Gorny & Mosch 191, (2010) 1619. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 265
CYPRUS. Amathus. Uncertain king (Mo-), circa 450/30 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 11.27 g, 2 h). Lion reclining to right, paw raised; eagle flying right above; in exergue, [Cypriote letter mo]. Rev. Forepart of roaring lion right. Amandry, Amathonte, 126, 1. BMC pl. XVIII, 3. Traité II 1262 and pl. CXXXII, 17. Tziambazis 2. Extremely rare, one of perhaps five examples known, boldly struck with ferocious lions. Die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 266
CYPRUS. Kition. Azbaal, circa 449-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.84 g, 12 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, extended to right. 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. An interesting coin, overstruck on an Aeginetan stater with traces visible on the obverse. Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 267
CYPRUS. Kition. Azbaal, circa 449-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 11.11 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, extended to right. 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. Test cut on the reverse, and obverse struck – as usual – from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 268
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 11.10 g, 12 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 most attractive reverse. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 269
CYPRUS. Paphos. Stasandros, circa 440-425 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 11.07 g, 5 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. 𐠰𐠨𐠭𐠨 𐠪𐠞 ( = pa-si / sa-ta-sa-to, 'King Stasandros', in Cypriote syllabary). Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -, but see p. lxix, note 3 and pl. XXI, 9 = Weber 7706. Traité II, 2, 1285, pl, CXXXIII, 24. Very rare, very clear and attractive, with a particularly sharp reverse. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 270
CYPRUS. Salamis. Nikodamos, circa 460-450 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 11.16 g). 𐠐𐠰𐠰𐠩-𐠳𐠄𐠁 ( = e-u-we / [le]-to-to-se 'of Evelthon', in Cypriote syllabary) Ram recumbent to left. Rev. 𐠗𐠭𐠍𐠛 ( = ni-ko-da-mo , 'Nikodamos', in Cypriote syllabary) Ankh, enclosing letter 𐠞 ( = pa, the initial letter of pa-si-le-wo-se, 'king', in Cypriote syllabary). Masson & Amandry p. 33, A and pl. II, 3 = H. A. Troxell and W. F. Spengler, A Hoard of Early Greek Coins from Afghanistan, ANSMN 15, 1969, 17. Very rare. Struck from slightly worn dies, and possibly overstruck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 271
CYPRUS. Salamis. Euanthes, circa 450 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 11.23 g, 1 h). [𐠩𐠃𐠮 - 𐠲𐠄𐠁 (= 'e-u-wa /te-o-se', ' Of Euanthes', in retrograde Cypriote syllabary] Ram recumbent to left. Rev. 𐠞 ( = pa, the initial letter of pa-si-le-wo-se, 'king', in Cypriote syllabary) Ram's head to right, with laurel branch above. BMC 38-39 var (same obverse die, but lacking the laurel branch on the reverse). SNG Copenhagen -. For the same obverse die and a similar reverse die, see the Alpha Bank Collection 4224, cf: http://kyprioscharacter.eie.gr/en/cyprus-coins/details/A5005. The late staters of Euanthes are extremely rare. Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 272
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.54 g, 11 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. Attractive green patina – a pleasing coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 273
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 5.60 g, 11 h), Eusebeia Mazaka. Diademed and draped bust of Ariarathes VI to right, wearing high bashlyk; behind his neck, circular countermark with a facing radiate bust of Helios. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ /[ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ] Bow in gorytos; monogram below. Henseler 21. HGC 7, 827. Simonetta 6. SNG von Aulock 6262. An unusually heavy example, clear and with fine surfaces. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 274
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, circa 100-85 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.01 g, 1 h), Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka), year E (5) = 96-95. Diademed head right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEB•YΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left; in exergue, E (date). HGC 7, 845. Simonetta 4b. Toned and struck on a broad flan. Obverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 275
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.95 g, 1 h), regnal year IΓ (13) = 83-82. 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: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 276
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: 150 CHF
Lot 277
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.85 g, 3 h). Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY BAΣIΛEΩN Grain ear with leaves in both sides. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs -. Same obverse die as Obolos 12, 31 March 2019, 84. Unpublished and unknown apart from the examples sold in obolos and in Roma e17 (2015), 363 = Roma e5 (2014), 406; extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 278
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.84 g, 12 h), Tigranocerta, 80-68. Head of Tigranes II to right, wearing diademed tiara with five peaks, ornamented with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, their heads turned back towards the star; bead 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. Well-struck and clear; with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 279
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.48 g, 12 h), Tigranocerta, 80-68. Head of Tigranes II to right, wearing diademed tiara with five peaks, ornamented with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, their heads turned back towards the star; bead 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 30. CAA 319. Kovacs 74.2. SCADA Group 4. Well-struck and clear; with a particularly bold portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 280
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.76 g, 12 h), Artaxata, year 35, month 8 = 62/61. Draped bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara ornamented with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / BAΣIΛEΩN - TIΓPANOY Tyche of Antioch seated right on rocks, holding a laurel branch in her extended right hand; below, river-god Orontes swimming to right; above Tyche's arm, ΕΛ (= 35); above Orontes's head, H (=8); exergue obscure. HRAC 65. Kovacs 105.10. Rare. Toned, clear and struck on a broad flan. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 281
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.29 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 (same obverse die). A well struck and centered example, in unusually fine condition for this issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 282
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos with Mithradates II, 38-36 BC. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 13.47 g, 1 h), third series, 70-56. BA MΕΓ ANT[IOXOY] Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing six-pointed tiara. Rev. BA MΕΓA MIΘPAΔ MIΘPAΔ Zebu bull butting to right. Alram 247. Kovacs 229 (same dies, but corr.). See Staab (2011) 63-66. An extremely rare coin. Die break on obverse and with uncleaned deposits as found, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 283
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 16.21 g, 9 h), Samosata. BA MΕΓ [ANTIOXOY] Zebu bull butting to left. Rev. ΣAMOΣATΩ [ΠOΛEΩΣ] Tyche of Samosata, turreted and veiled, seated to right on rock, holding palm in her right hand; to lower right, river-god Euphrates swimming right. Alram -. Kovacs -. Same dies as LNA 1, (2017) 98. An extremely rare coin, possibly only the second known. Die break on the reverse and slightly rough, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 284
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-72. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 5.77 g, 12 h). ΠI-Σ/TI-Σ (=faith) Clasped hands holding kerykeion. Rev. K[OMMAΓ]HNΩN Anchor. ACV 233. Kovacs 244. RPC I 3863. A rare coin. Some roughness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 285
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes., 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.76 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. BMC 11. Kovacs 256. RPC I 3855. Some earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 286
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.68 g, 1 h), with a re-validation countermark from Antioch. Late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑCΙ• MEΓ• ANTIOXOC • EΠI• Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right; round countermark punched against neck, containing anchor flanked by A-N. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right; above back, five-rayed star; below, anchor; all within laurel wreath. Kovacs 256 var (latin C instead of Greek Σ, possibly indicating a date close to 66AD). RPC I 3855. For c/m: Kovacs 2. Howgeco 373. With an elegant portrait, nicely struck and clear; a rare variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 287
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Orichalcum, 21.5 mm, 8.36 g, 12 h), in the name of Commagene, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛE-ΩC YIOI Confronted heads of the young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus, atop crossed cornucopiae; between the two, anchor and star. Rev. KOMMAΓ-H-NΩN Five-pointed Armenian tiara to right, decorated with a scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV 229. Kovacs 240. RPC I 3860. A very attractive and complete coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 288
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. Circa 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.83 g, 3 h), South-west Asia minor. Facing gorgoneion. Rev. Facing gorgoneion. Apparently unpublished. CNG e-321, 2014, 166 & CNG e-174, 2007, 69 (as Samaria). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 289
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.79 g, 5 h), Sardes, circa 282-281. Winged head of Medusa right. Rev. Bull butting right, with ΣI between his back legs. HGC 107a. SC 6.1. A highly attractive example, with beautiful earthen deposits over a fine green patina, highlighting the details. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Impressive bronze of Seleukos Nikator
Lot 290
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.64 g, 11 h), Sardes, circa 282-281. Winged head of Medusa right. Rev. Bull butting right, with ΣI between his back legs. HGC 107a. SC 6.1. Well-struck and carefully centered; attractive details and nicely patinated. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 291
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.25 g, 1 h), Apamea on-the-Orontes, circa 300-281 BC. Elephant walking right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Bridled horse's head to left; below anchor to left. HGC 9, 79. SC 35. A superb example easily placed among the finest known. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 292
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 17.12 g, 7 h), Seleukia on-the-Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟXΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left and right, monogram. ESM 155, type 2. SC 379.3c. A toned coin with an attractive high relief portrait; an elegant coin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 293
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.05 g, 12 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; [monograms in outer left field and inner left]. HGC 9, 167. SC 314a. With a particularly fine obverse. Reverse slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 294
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Chalcous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.63 g, 2 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes. Macedonian shield with anchor in central boss and six double crescents around. Rev. BA AN War elephant walking to right. HGC 9, 195. SC 340. SNG Spaer 186. Scarcely encountered in such nice condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 295
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 2.14 g, 1 h), Sardes. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ANTIΟΧΟΥ Lyre above Seleukid anchor to right; monograms in outer left and right. HGC 9, 278. SC 528.7. Olive green patina. Small rough area on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 296
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.17 g, 12 h), Tarsos. The dioscuri on prancing horses to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Eagle with spread wings alighting left on the Seleukid anchor. SC 567. SNG Spaer 348. Very rare; green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 297
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.20 g, 1 h), Uncertain mint associated with Antioch. Diademed head of Seleukos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Horse advancing left; ΔEΛ monogram below. SC 710a. SNG Spaer 434. Rare. Uncleaned earthen highlights, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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