obolos 14
15 December 2019
Webauction
Lot 299
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.59 g, 1 h), Antiochia ad Daphne (ad Orontem), quasi-municipal coinage, circa 168-164. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡ-ΟΣ ΔΑΦΝΗΙ Zeus standing front, head to left, holding wreath in his right hand; to outer left and right, monograms. HGC 9, 656. SC 1416.7 (but not recorded with this right monogram). Obverse struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 300
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.92 g, 11 h), Antiochia on-the-Orontes. Radiate and diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Apollo standing front, head to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning left on bow; Φ to inner left. HGC 9, 891. SC 1786.2. Slightly rough on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 301
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.05 g, 12 h), uncertain mint 89 in northern Syria. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Prow of galley to left; to right, horizontal anchor. CSE 197. SC 1814.2. An extremely elusive issue; glossy dark green surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 302
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.85 g, 2 h), Apameia on-the-Axios mint, 144-143. Diademed and radiate head of the young Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΣΤΑ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Panther moving to left, raising it's right foreleg; below, monogram. HGC 9, 1040. SC 2012c. Nicely toned. Some slight flatness on the obverse and traces of corrossion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 303
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.15 g, 1 h), Antioch, year OP (170) = 143/2. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / OP ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; to inner left, AX monogram. DCA 182. HGC 9, 1036a. SC 2002.2e. Wonderfully toned and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 304
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Serrate Bronze (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.28 g, 1 h), Antioch on-the-Orontes, ca. mid 143(?)- 142 BC. Radiate, diademed and ivy-wreathed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Elephant walking slowly to left, holding torch with raised trunk; to right, ΣΤΑ above cornucopia. HGC 9, 1043. SC 2006a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 305
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos, 144-142 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.49 g, 3 h), uncertain mint probably in Northern Syria. Forepart of panther to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ in four lines within ivy wreath with ties below. BMC 49-50. CSE 579 =SNG Spaer 1820. HGC 9, 1050. SC 2019. A very unusual and rare bronze of Antiochos VI. With bevelled edge and with an edge split from striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 306
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 6.52 g, 12 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. Well-struck and centered; fine style; a lovely example with a glossy dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 307
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.27 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, piloi of the Dioskouroi. HGC 9, 1061. SC 2034.2d. With a lovely portrait and a reddish-brown patina. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 308
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.81 g, 12 h), Ake-Ptolemais, circa 121-113. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΑNTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ Zeus Ouranios, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding star in outstretched hand and long scepter, crescent above; to left, monogram of ΑΔΡ. SC 2336.2. Well-centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 309
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Late 1st century BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.56 g, 1 h), Large denomination. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. [ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ] ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on throne with a back, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; [date in the exergue]. RPC 4201-4215 (passim). Brown surfaces and particularly attractive for type. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 310
SOUTHERN ASIA MINOR OR THE NORTHERN LEVANT. Uncertain mint. Circa 3rd century BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 2.66 g, 1 h). Ram running to left, turned head 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. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 311
PHOENICIA. Arados. Circa 172/1-111/0 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), year 99 = 161/0 BC. Bee with straight wings; to left, date ΘϘ (=99); to right, retrograde Σ. Rev. ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ Stag standing right before palm tree. BMC 157. Duyrat 2823. Well-struck and fresh, with a fine reddish toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 312
JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BCE. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.46 g), Prutah, Jerusalem. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Anchor. Rev. Paleo-Hebrew inscription between the rays of an eight rayed star. Hendin 1150. HGC 10, 644. With clear letters. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 313
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa I, 37-43 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.80 g, 12 h), brockage, Jerusalem, date not in flan but struck during his 6th regnal year (41-2). BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA Umbrella-like canopy with fringes. Rev. as in obverse but incuse. RPC I 4981. An interesting Judaean brockage. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 314
JUDAEA, Procurators. Antonius Felix, 52-59 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.40 g, 1 h), in the name of Nero Claudius Caesar and Britannicus, Jerusalem, year IΔ (14) of Claudius = 54. ΒΡΙΤ Κ-ΑΙ L-ΙΔ Palm tree. Rev. ΝEΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡ Two crossed shields over two crossed spears. Hendin 134. Meshorer 1348. RPC I 4971. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 315
JUDAEA, Procurators. Porcius Festus, 59-62 CE. Prutah (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.25 g, 12 h), in the name of Nero, Jerusalem, year E (5) = 59 CE. ΝEΡ/ΩΝΟ/C in three lines within wreath. Rev. L E ΚΑΙCΑΡΟC Palm branch. Hendin 1351. Meshorer 345e. RPC I 4972. Unusually complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 321
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.03 g, 10 h), struck under Ptolemy (I) as satrap, Memphis, c. 323/2-317/6. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, his feet resting on a foot stool, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, rose; below throne and to right, ΔΙ - Ο. Lorber 19. Müller 124. Price 3971. SNG Copenhagen 7-8. Zervos Issue 2C. Lightly toned and of a particularly elegant and fine style. Somewhat rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 322
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Pentadrachm (Gold, 24 mm, 17.84 g, 12 h), signed by D..., Alexandria, c. 294-285. Bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis around his neck; behind ear, small Δ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing on thunderbolt to left; to left, monogram of ΠAP. Dewing 2740. Lorber 166 (this obverse die). Svoronos 210, pl vii, 4. With a bold portrait. Flan fault and scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Lot 323
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Octadrachm (Gold, 27 mm, 27.68 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 272 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy II, draped, and Arsinoe II, veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy I, draped, and Berenike I, veiled, to right. Lorber 313. Olivier & Lorber 125 (A14/R52 this coin). SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603 pl. XIV 15-17. A bold and attractive example with impressive portraits. Some marks and minor scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
Lot 324
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 222-204 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.83 g, 11 h), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandria, c. 219-217. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopia bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay & Hirmer 803. Lorber 888. Olivier & Lorber 243 (A5/R8 this coin) SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117, pl xxxvi 6-7. A lustrous, attractive coin. Scratches near the eye, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 325
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 222-204 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26 mm, 27.78 g, 12 h), with a portrait of his father, Ptolemy III Euergetes (reigned 246-222), Alexandria, c. 219-217. Radiate and diademed bust of the deified Ptolemy III to right, wearing aegis and with trident over his left shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Radiate cornucopia bound with royal diadem; below, ΔΙ. BMC 103. Kraay & Hirmer 803. Lorber 888. Olivier & Lorber 53 (A3/R7this coin). SNG Copenhagen 196. Svoronos 1117, pl xxxvi 6-7. A lustrous, attractive coin, with a bold and attractive portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 326
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Obol (Bronze, 23 mm, 13.46 g, 11 h), uncertain mint on Cyprus, possibly Salamis, circa 180-170. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY / EYΛ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; to left, lotus flower. Lorber, Lotus Series VI.3. SNG Copenhagen 294. Svoronos 1398 (Ptolemy VI with Eulaios). Glossy green surfaces. Some uncleaned earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 327
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), second reign, 145-116 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.31 g, 12 h), Alexandria, year NΓ (53) = 118-117. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ / LNΓ ΠA Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left and right. DCA 54. Svoronos 1529. Toned and nicely centered. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 328
NUMIDIA. Massinissa or Micipsa. 203-148 BC or 148-118 BC. Unit (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.19 g, 12 h). Laureate and bearded head to left. Rev. Horse galloping left; below, pellet. MAA 18a. Mazard 50. SNG Copenhagen 505. A superior example, carefully centered and well-struck, with a light olive green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 330
SICILY. Panormos. Triumviral period, Circa 44-36 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.04 g, 12 h). D-D Lighthouse. Rev. Altar. RPC 637. SNG ANS 609. SNG Copenhagen 1061. Brown surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 420
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II, with Vespasian, 50-100 CE. (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.12 g, 12 h), year IΔ (14) = 73-74. ΑΥΤ[ΟΚΡΑ ΟΥΕCΠΑCI KAIC]API CEBACTΩ Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ET ΔI /BA AΓPI-ΠΠΑ Tyche standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. BMC 6-8. Hendin 1301. Meshorer 7. RPC 2243 (same dies). Bold and impressive. Some uncleaned deposits, as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A Tessera from the Dattari collection
Lot 426
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 20.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h). MEMΦIC (retrograde) Priest standing facing with his face turned to left presenting offerings to the statue of Apis . Rev. Nilus seated to right, holding reed and cornucopia; crowned by Alexandria standing left before him. Dattari-Savio 11614 (this piece). A fascinating tessera with interesting iconography. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
A Tessera from the Dattari collection
Lot 427
EGYPT, Alexandria. Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD. Tessera (Lead, 28 mm, 12.35 g, 12 h). Nilus reclining to left, holding reed and cornucopia. Rev. Euthenia reclining to left, on a Sphinx. Dattari-Savio 11673 (this tessera). Dattari 6468, pl. XXXVII, 6468 (this piece). Flan fault on obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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