obolos 16
11. October 2020
Webauction
Lot 892
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Obol (Silver, 9.5 mm, 0.66 g, 5 h). Winged male figure advancing to right, holding solar disk in both hands. Rev. AM (retrograde) Swan standing to left, wings aflutter. Casabonne Group 4. Göktürk -. SNG France -. SNG Levante -. SNG von Aulock 5707. Relatively uncommon denomination for the city. About very fine.
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Lot 893
CILICIA. Seleukeia. 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 10.22 g, 12 h). Helmeted head of Athena right; behind, E; below truncation ΠA monogram; in the lower right field, olive branch. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in the left field, two monograms. SNG BN 911. Cf. SNG Levante 684 (obv. controls). Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Lot 894
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.77 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 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 Paris France var. Clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
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Unpublished Stater if Tarsos
Lot 895
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.79 g, 4 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 var. SNG BN 213 var. Very rare, probably unpublished. Clear and attractive. Pit in lower obverse field not affecting design, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Lot 896
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.95 g, 12 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), year 31 = 65/4 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. [BA]ΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZAN ΦIΛOPΩMAI[OY] Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, ΓA monogram; in exergue, AΛ. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta, Revision 61. Toned; bold and emotional portrait. Good very fine.
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Ariobarzanes I, Friend of the Romans
Lot 897
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 3.77 g, 11 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), year 29 = 67/6 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, monogram; in exergue, ΘΚ. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta, Revision 54. Clear details and well-struck. Good very fine.
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Lot 898
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.11 g, 1 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), year 29 = 67/6 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩS APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, monogram; in exergue, ΘΚ. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta, Revision 54. Toned; with a fine portrait. Very fine.
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Lot 899
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), uncertain date, but either year 30 or 31 = 66/5 or 65/4 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZ[ANOY Φ]IΛOPΩMAI[OY] Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, monogram. HGC 7, 846. Cf. Simonetta, Revision 59-63. Toned; with a bold portrait. Very fine.
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Lot 900
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 4.06 g, 1 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), year 30 = 66/5 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, monogram; in exergue, Λ. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta, Revision 59-60. Rare with complete legends. Very fine.
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Lot 901
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.98 g, 2 h), Mint A (Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios), year 25 = 71/0 BC. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZAN[OY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY] Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left on shield set on ground behind her; spear behind; to inner left, monogram; in exergue, [KE]. HGC 7, 846. Simonetta, Revision 48a. Toned; Obverse brockage on reverse. Crude as is typical for this year, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 902
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.50 g, 11 h), first series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Arsames on horseback to right holding spear against two attacking soldiers; beneath his horse, fallen enemy soldier. Bedoukian 2. Kovacs 1. Nercessian 3. Clear devices and legend. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 903
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.96 g, 12 h), first series. Diademed head of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Arsames on horseback to right, preparing to cast spear at leaping lion to right. ACV 2. CAA 2. Kovacs 2. Well-centered and very rare; in unusually fine condition for the type. Very fine.
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Lot 904
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.67 g, 12 h), countermarked by Mithradates II (c. 89-85 BC), Arkathiokerta(?). Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk; in the field to left, countermark of the Aramaic letter p (Kovacs 28). Rev. [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ MI]ΘPAΔAT[OY] Zeus standing left, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 24. Unpublished prior to 2016. Well-centered and with a dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Lot 905
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.36 g), Contemporary imitation, Arkathiokerta(?). Head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Debased circular legend, meant to read BACIΛΕωC ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟ. Cf. ACV 192. CAA -. Cf. Kovacs 27. Obolos 13, 439 (same obverse die). Crude as made, but the reverse quite clear and distinct unlike the previous example we sold. Very fine.
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Lot 906
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.03 g, 11 h), Arkathiokerta(?). Head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk; in left field, uncertain letter (off the flan on this example); in right field, Aramic P. Rev. Veiled and draped female bust to left, wearing headdress (turreted crown?). Kovacs 30, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare and one of just a small handful known. Very fine.
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Lot 907
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Uncertain king, circa 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 0.91 g, 1 h). Pseudo-Greeek legend Head of king to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Female head (queen?) to right. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs -. Cf. LNA 4, 361 (same obverse die). Extremely rare and one of just two known examples. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 908
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes I, the God, 121-96 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.80 g, 1 h), Artaxata, under Tigranes II, circa 96 BC. Diademed and draped of Tigranes I to right, wearing tiara decorated with a star. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ Elephant, with raised trunk, walking slowly to left . ACV 145-6. CAA 143. Kovacs 54. Very rare. About very fine.
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Lot 909
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.59 g, 12 h), Period I, Nisibis mint, circa 90-80. Diademed head of Tigranes II to left, wearing four-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY TIΓPANOY ΦΙΛΕΛΛHN 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.
Current Bid: 80 CHF
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Lot 910
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 96-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.27 g, 12 h), period I, Nisibis, circa 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; to inner left, M; to inner right, A. ACV 23. CAA 6. Kovacs 67. Well-centered on a broad flan, with unusually clear details for the issue. Very fine.
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Lot 911
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.
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Lot 912
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 7.11 g, 1 h), series 5, Tigranocerta, circa 70. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Nike advancing to left, holding wreath in her right hand; to outer left, Δ over M; to outer right, H. ACV 77. CAA -. Kovacs 93. Brown patina. Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 913
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.04 g, 12 h), fourth series, Tigranocerta, 69-68 BC. Diademed head of Tigranes the Younger to right wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY [ΔHMO] Palm branch. ACV 110 -. CAA -. Kovacs 144. Green patina overlaid with earthen highlights. Very fine.
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Lot 914
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes IV, second reign, with Erato, 2 BC-AD 1. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 5.14 g, 12 h), struck under Augustus, Artaxata. [BACIΛEYC MEΓΑC TIΓΡANHC] Jugate busts of Tigranes IV, wearing four-pointed tiara, and Erato to right. Rev. [ΦΙΛΟΚΑΙCΑΡ] The twin peaks of Mount Ararat, as seen from Artaxata; A in exergue. ACV 122. CAA 128. Kovacs 180. Extremely rare and important example. Well worn and probably circulated for almost a century, otherwise, nearly fine.
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Lot 915
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, 2nd reign, 66/7. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 7.29 g, 2 h), Arados or coastal mint, year 325 (TEK). Jugate head of Tigranes VI, diademed and wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with three eagles, and his wife wearing Phrygian cap, to right; the whole, within ivy wreath. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY The Tyche of Arados seated left on horizontal rudder, holding cornucopia with her left hand; in exergue, [TEK]. ACV -. CAA 161. Kovacs 200. Very rare, and with a dark green patina. Fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
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Lot 916
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 1 h), second series, 56-36. Draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing high tiara with its side ornamented with a star between two eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Lion of Commagene walking slowly to right, with the head slightly lowered. ACV 196. Bedoukian 25. CAA 126. Kovacs 227. RPC I 3845. Rare. Dark green patina. Obverse surface somewhat rough, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 917
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Mithradates II, circa 34-20 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.53 g, 1 h), first series, Laodikeia, 36-35 BC. Head of Mithradates II to right, wearing pointed tiara with flaps down and behind neck; countermark: horse's head to right within circular incuse. Rev. [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ [MIΘ]PAΔ[ATOY] Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; behind, AP monogram; in left field, lituus. Bedoukian, Coinage -. Kovacs 232. Dark green patina. Good fine.
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Lot 918
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.05 g, 12 h), early series, Samosata, c. 38-40 or 41-54. ΒΑCΙΛЄΩ[C / YIOI] The young princes, Epiphanes and Callinicus on horseback to left. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right, with star behind and anchor below; all within laurel wreath. ACV 226. Kovacs 241. RPC 3861. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Rare Tetrachalcon of Antiochos IV
Lot 919
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.03 g, 1 h). ΒΑΣΙ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΣ Diademed and draped bust of Antiochus to right. Rev. ΚΟΜ/ΜΑΓ/Η/ΝΩΝ Crossed cornucopia. BMC 16. Kovacs 242. RPC I 3859. SNG Copenhagen 4. Unusual and scarce variety. Obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 920
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 13.71 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, circa 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ M-EΓ ANTIO-XOΣ EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. BMC 1-3. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Nicely centered; tan-brown patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 921
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 15.13 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ MEΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right; on neck, circular countermark bearing an anchor. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. For the c/m: Kovacs 2. Howgeco 373. Clear with a brown-green patina. Good very fine.
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Lot 922
ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, as Satrap, 212-? BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.99 g, 2 h), or, perhaps, struck by Mithradates I Ktistes of Pontos, 281-266, uncertain mint. mtrdt (Aramaic, but here either missing or off the flan). Bearded head of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. mtr-dt (Aramaic) Bee flying upwards. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 295 var (with an obverse inscription apparently lacking here). Extremely rare. Reverse struck off-centre, otherwise, good fine.
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Lot 923
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, AD 54-92. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.50 g, 12 h), struck under Nero, Chalcis, regnal year 13 = 66-67. BACIΛEΩC APICTOBOYΛOY ET IΓ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left. Rev. NEPΩ/NI KΛAY/ΔIΩ KAIΣA/PI / ΣEBAΣTΩ / ΓEPMANI/KΩ in six lines within laurel wreath tied below. Kovacs 299. Meshorer 366. RPC I 3839 corr (date). Very rare but particularly heavily circulated. Fine.
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Rare Oktachalcon of Aristobulus
Lot 924
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, AD 54-92. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.45 g, 12 h), struck under Titus, Chalcis, regnal year 17 = 70-71. BACIΛEΩC APICTOBOYΛOY ET IZ Diademed and draped bust of Aristobulus to left; monogram on square countermark punched against his neck. Rev. TITΩ / OYECΠA/CIANΩ AY/TOKPATO/PI CEBAC/TΩ in six lines within laurel wreath tied below. Kovacs 301. RPC II 1692. For c/m: Kovacs 24. Howgego pl. 33, 722.1. Very rare. Areas of hard uncleaned deposits in both sides, otherwise, nearly very fine.
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Unpublished type
Lot 925
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 5th-4th centuries BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.82 g, 1 h). Head of horned bull facing to right. Rev. M (or possibly Σ) Branch with cluster of three leaves within incuse square. Klein -. SNG Kayhan -. Slightly porous, otherwise, nearly very fine.
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Unpublished tetartemorion
Lot 926
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 5th-4th centuries BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 7 mm, 0.20 g). Scorpion to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Klein -. Rosen -. SNG Kayhan -. Seemingly unpublished. Very fine.
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Lot 927
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.12 g, 5 h), Babylon I, in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 311-300 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left; in left field, MI; below throne, monogram in wreath. HGC 9, 10f. Price 3752. SC 82.4b. Well-centered strike in high relief. Obverse die slightly worn, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 200 CHF
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Lot 928
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.13 g, 7 h), Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor, circa 281 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, scepter in left; in left field, monogram. SC Ad45 (same dies). 'Seleucus I Hoard', CH X.265, 1010-5 (same dies). HGC 9, 29a. Extremely rare. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 929
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 4.25 g, 12 h), probably Seleukeia on the Tigris, after circa 305/4 BC. Bust of Alexander the Great to right, as Dionysos, wearing helmet covered with a panther skin and adorned with a bull's horn and ear, and with a panther's skin tied around his shoulders. Rev. ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ [ΣΕ]ΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike standing to right, placing wreath on trophy; between Nike and trophy, monogram. HGC 9, 35. SC 197. Toned. Very fine.
Current Bid: 100 CHF
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Lot 930
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.28 g, 9 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris II, circa 295-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above, anchor; behind, monogram; between shield and elephants, Θ. HGC 9, 32a. SC 131.6a. Lightly toned. Very fine.
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Lot 931
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.13 g, 10 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris II, circa 295-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above, anchor; between shield and elephants, monogram and Θ. HGC 9, 32a. SC 131.6c. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 932
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.28 g, 4 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris II, circa 295-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above, anchor; between shield and elephants, monogram and Θ. HGC 9, 32a. SC 131.12. Reverse lightly double-struck. Very fine.
Current Bid: 100 CHF
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Attractive Municipal Issue
Lot 933
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.32 g, 10 h), quasi-autonomous municipal issue of Seleukeia Pieria. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΣEΛEYKEΩN Thunderbolt; below, monogram within circle. BMC 5. HGC 9, 1385. With attractive dark brown patina and earthen highlights. Scarce. Good very fine.
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Lot 934
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.09 g, 10 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow held in right hand and placing left on grounded bow; monograms in outer fields. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.3c. Darkly toned. A few small metal flaws. Good very fine.
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Lot 935
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 17.11 g, 3 h), Magnesia on the Maeander. Diademed head of a rejuvenated Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝ-Τ-ΙΟXΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow in his right hand and resting his left on side of omphalos; in outer fields and in exergue, monograms. HGC 237. Cf. SC 540. A toned coin with an attractive portrait. Very fine.
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Extremely Rare
Lot 936
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.27 g, 11 h), Magnesia. Diademed head of Antiochus I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AN-TIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow in his right hand and resting his lefton omphalos; in outer left field, monogram; in exergue, K. HGC 9, 248. Cf. SC 541 (controls). Extremely rare and seemingly unpublished. Very fine.
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Lot 937
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 17.01 g, 4 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤ-ΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on his bow; in outer left and right fields, monograms. HGC 9, 236g. SC 587.1c. An attractive, detailed example. Good very fine.
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Lot 938
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.07 g, 6 h), Ekbatana. Diademed head of Antiochos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding three arrows in his right hand, resting left on bow; in inner left field, two monograms; at feet, horse grazing left. HGC 9, 238v. Cf. SC 607 (secondary control not recorded). Very fine.
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Lot 939
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246-226 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.29 g, 12 h), Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Diademed head of Seleukos II to right. Rev. [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕ-ΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo Delphios standing to left, holding arrow in his right hand and leaning on tripod with his left arm; in outer fields, monograms. Cf. HGC 9, 307. SC -. Lightly toned and sharp details. Good very fine.
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Lot 940
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Achaios, usurper, 220-214 BC. (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.04 g, 12 h), Sardes. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑXAIOY Eagle with spread wings standing to right, holding wreath in his talons; Seleukid anchor on the lower left field. HGC 9, 437. SC Ad204. A very rare coin and among the finest known. Very fine.
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Lot 941
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 16.26 g, 1 h), Antioch on the Orontes, 173/2-169/8 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ/ ΘΕΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter with his left; in exergue, monogram. HGC 9, 619. SC 1396a. Clear and attractive. Very fine.
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Lot 942
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 33 mm, 34.37 g, 12 h), "Egyptianizing" series, with bevelled edges, struck in honour of Antiochos IV's victories over Egypt, Antioch, 169-168. Laureate head of Zeus-Serapis to right; with Osiris cap apon taenia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ[Σ] Eagle standing right on thunderbol. CSE 118-120. HGC 9, 643. SC 1413. SMA 59. Of good style, well-centered, and with a dark patina. Very fine.
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Lot 943
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.22 g, 1 h), Antioch on the Orontes, SE 162 (151/0 BC). Diademed head of Demetrios I to right; around, laurel wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗ-ΤΡΙΟΥ ΖΩΤ-ΗΡΟΣ 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 outer left field, two monograms; in exergue, BΞP. HGC 9, 795f. SC 1641.8h. Toned. Light marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 944
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, circa 142-138 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.50 g, 1 h), Antioch on the Orontes. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟ[Σ] Macedonian helmet to left, with spike on top and with a wild goat's horn over the visor. HGC 9, 1061. SC 2034.1. Well-struck and centered, fine style; a nice example with a dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Lot 945
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Aulus Gabinius, proconsul, 57-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 15.65 g, 1 h), in the name and types of Philip I Philadelphos. Diademed head of the Seleukid king Philip I Philadelphos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟV Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in inner field to left, monogram of Gabinius; below throne, fixed monogram; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1356. McAlee 1. Prieur 1. RPC I 4124. Well-centered and struck. Extremely fine.
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Aulus Gabinius, Governor of Syria
Lot 946
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Aulus Gabinius, proconsul, 57-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 15.55 g, 12 h), in the name and types of Philip I Philadelphos. Diademed head of the Seleukid king Philip I Philadelphos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟV Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in inner field to left, monogram of Gabinius; below throne, fixed monogram; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1356. McAlee 1. Prieur 1. RPC I 4124. An attractive and lightly toned example. Overstruck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Lot 947
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Aulus Gabinius, proconsul, 57-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 15.62 g, 1 h), in the name and types of Philip I Philadelphos. Diademed head of the Seleukid king Philip I Philadelphos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟV / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟV Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his left; in inner field to left, monogram of Gabinius; below throne, fixed monogram; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1356. McAlee 1. Prieur 1. RPC I 4124. An attractive example; lightly toned. Extremely fine.
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Lot 948
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pre-Imperial period, 47/6-28 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 15.50 g, 12 h), in the name and types of Philip I Philadelphos, Caesarian Era year 8 = 42/1 BC. Diademed head of Philip I Philadelphos to right; fillet border. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on his outstretched right hand and long scepter in his right; in inner field to left, monogram of Gabinius; below throne, fixed monogram; in exergue, H (= year 8); all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1360e. McAlee 8. Prieur 8. RPC I 4131. SC 2491.5. Clear and toned. About extremely fine.
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Lot 949
JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.54 g, 6 h), Prutah, year 3 = 68-69. "year 3" in Hebrew, around amphora with broad rim, and two handles, and conical lid decorated with tiny globes hanging around edge. Rev. "the freedom of Zion" in Hebrew, around vine leaf on small branch. Hendin 1363. SNG ANS 446. Fine brown patina; pleasant for type. About very fine.
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Lot 950
MESOPOTAMIA. Hatra. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Early-mid 2nd century. (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.44 g, 1 h). Aramaic inscription HTR' DŠMŠ Radiate head of the sun god Shamash to right. Rev. Inverted S C; above, eagle standing to right, head left, with wings displayed; all within laurel wreath. Slocum Series 1. SNG Copenhagen 232. Walker Type A. Brown patina. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 951
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates III, 70/69-58/7 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.91 g, 1 h), Ekbatana, circa 62. Diademed facing bust of Phraates III, with mustache and short beard, wearing torque with central medallion and elaborate robes. Rev. BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ] / MEΓAΛ•Y // APΣAK•Y // [Θ]ΕOΠATOP•Σ / [E]VEPΓETOY // [Ε]ΠIΦANOVΣ / [KA]I ΦIΛEΛΛHNO[Σ] Parthian archer (Arsakes I) seated to right, holding bow; below bow, ΝΙ. Sellwood 35.1 var (Darius). Sunrise 326. Irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 952
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vonones I, circa AD 8-12. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Ekbatana, circa 10. BACIΛEYC ONΩNHC Diademed head of Vonones I to left, wearing earring. Rev. BACIΛEΥ[C O]NΩNHC NEIKHCAC APTABANON Nike standing to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left; in inner right field, monogram. Sellwood 60.5. Shore 329. Nicely toned and the obverse particularly well centered. Good very fine.
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Lot 953
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa AD 147-191. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.35 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris, Artemisios, year 493 = April 181. Draped bust of Vologases to left, wearing torc and high tiara; behind, B. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟY OΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΑΠEΛΛAIOY Vologases IV, on the right, seated left, receiving wreath from Tyche, on the left, standing right; between them, Seleukid era date Γ(qoppa)V; in exergue, month (APTEM). Sellwood 84.89. Shore -. Well centered and toned. Good very fine.
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Unpublished and Enigmatic
Lot 954
THRACE. Byzantium. Tiberius, 14-37. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h). TIBEPIOC KAI CEBACTO[C] Laureate head of Tiberius to right. Rev. Six-pointed star within crescent. RPC -. Schönert-Geiss - (but cf. 1315-7 of Domitian, which shares the same rev. type and is similar in style). Seemingly unpublished. Dark green patina. Roughness on reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Lot 955
THRACE. Byzantium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Hadrian, circa 128-136. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.25 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Demetros. BYZAΣ Helmeted and bearded head of Byzas to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΟC ΤΟ Β Prow to right. BMC 55 (same obv. die). Schönert-Geiss 2032 (V1/R1). Dark green patina with earthen deposits. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 956
MACEDON. Dium. Maximinus I, 238-238. Triassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 11.25 g, 1 h). IMP C C IVL VER MAXIMINVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. COL IVL DIENSIS / D D Athena standing facing, head to left, holding patera in her right hand and long spear in her left; to either side at her feet, coiled serpent. Kremydi-Sicilianou 12. Varbanov 3513. Brown patina and nicely centered and a large flan. Attractive and unusual with a presence of two snakes on the reverse. Very fine.
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Rare Diassarion from Dium
Lot 957
MACEDON. Dium. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.01 g, 1 h). [IM]P GA-LLIENVS AV Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. COL I-VL D[IENSIS] / D [D] Roma standing to right, holding spear in her left hand and presenting patera held in her right hand to Jupiter seated to left and holding scepter in his left hand. Kremydi-Sicilianou 27. Cf. Varbanov 3556 (obv. legend). Scarce, and with an attractive brown patina. Very fine.
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Lot 958
MACEDON. Dium. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.76 g, 1 h). IMP GAL-LIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. COL IVL DIENSIS / D-D Asklepios standing facing, head to left, leaning on grounded serpent-entwined staff held in his right hand. Kremydi-Sicilianou 22. Varbanov 3551. Green and brown patina. Very fine.
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Rare Diassarrion of Maximus from Edessa
Lot 959
MACEDON. Edessa. Maximus, Caesar, 236-238. Diassarion (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 10.03 g, 7 h). ΙΟΥΛ ΜΑΞΙΜΟC KAICAP Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. EΔEC-C-EΩΝ Roma seated left on cuirass, holding palladium in her extended right hand, being crowned by the Tyche of Edessa standing left behind, holding scepter. Hristova & Chekov 1. Varbanov 3653. Papaefthymiou, Maximus, 2 (D1/R1). Dark brown patina with hard green deposits; very rare type, apparently only two examples recorded by Papaefthymiou; none available in the market since early 2000s. Very fine.
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Lot 960
MACEDON. Philippi. Time of Claudius or Nero, 41-68. Assarion (Copper, 17 mm, 3.77 g, 11 h). VIC - AVG Victory standing left on base, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and a palm branch in her left. Rev. COHOR - PRAE - PHIL Three standards. RPC I 1651. SNG Copenhagen 305. With an attractive dark brown patina,. Good very fine.
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Lot 961
MACEDON. Philippi. Time of Claudius or Nero, 41-68. Assarion (Copper, 18 mm, 5.06 g, 6 h). VIC - AVG Victory standing to left on base, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and a palm branch in her left. Rev. [COHOR] - PRAE - [P]HIL Three standards. RPC I 1651. SNG Copenhagen 305. Well-centered, complete and unusually nice. Good very fine.
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Lot 962
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Augustus, with Divus Julius Caesar, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.01 g, 6 h). ΘΕΟΣ Bare head of Divus Julius Caesar to right. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟ-ΝΙΚΕΩΝ Bare head of Augustus to right. RPC 1555. Varbanov 4152. Dark green patina. Some roughness mainly on obverse, otherwise, about very fine.
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Lot 963
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.69 g, 1 h). AYTOK CEY A-ΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. Θ-E-CCAΛΟΝ-ΙΚEΩΝ Nike advancing to left, holding small Kabeiros in her extended right hand, and palm frond in her left. Cf. SNG ANS 873 (obv. legend). Varbanov 4473. Brown patina. Very fine.
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Lot 964
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Maximinus I, 235-238. Diassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 10.23 g, 7 h). AYT K Γ ΙΟΥΛ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. ΘECCAΛΟΝΙΚEΩΝ Kabeiros standing facing slightly right, his head turned to left, holding rhyton in his right hand, hammer over shoulder in left; forge at his feet to left and elephant tusk on anvil to right. Cf. SNG ANS 876 (obv. legend). Cf. Varbanov 4495 (same). Dark green patina; ATTRACTIVE PORTRAIT. Deposits and adjustment marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 965
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Maximinus I, 235-238. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.78 g, 1 h). AYT K Γ ΙΟΥΛ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞ[ΙΜЄΙΝΟC] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Rev. ΘECC-AΛ-ΟΝΙΚEΩΝ Kabeiros standing facing slightly to right, his head turned to left, holding rhyton in his right hand, and hammer in his left; at his feet to left, forge, at his right, elephant tusk on anvil. SNG ANS 876. Varbanov 4495. Dark greenish-brown patina. Rough area on reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Lot 966
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Gordian III, 238-244. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.87 g, 12 h). AY K M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΘECCA-ΛΟ-Ν-EΙΚEΩΝ Nike standing facing, head to left, holding small Kabeiros in her right hand palm frond in her left. Cf. SNG ANS 880 (rev. legend). Varbanov 4516. Dark green patina; very artistic reverse. Very fine.
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Lot 967
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 8.95 g, 7 h). AY K M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. ΘΕCC-ΑΛ-Ο-ΝΙΚЄΩΝ Νικε advancing left, holding Kabeiros in right hand, palm in left. SNG ANS 880. Varbanov 4545. A clear example with dark green patina. Central lathing(?) divot on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 968
MACEDON. Thessalonica. Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.90 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Π ΛΙ EΓ ΓΑΛΛΗΝΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. ΘECCAΛΟΝΙΚEΩΝ B NE Tripod surmounted by five apples. SNG ANS -. Varbanov -. Possibly unpublished. Brown patina. Very fine.
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Unpublished!
Lot 969
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Severus Alexander, 222-235. Triassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h). AΛEΞANΔPOY Diademed bust of Alexander the Great to right, wearing cuirass decorated with an eagle with spread wings and with his shield covering his left shoulder. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN (NE) Alexander the Great in militarily attire, resting on his shield, holding parazonium in his right hand and long transversed spear with his left; at his feet to left, set on the ground, Alexander's helmet. AMNG -. Possibly unpublished and with a wonderful reverse! Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 970
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.92 g, 1 h). ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of Alexander the Great as youthful Herakles, to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. [KOINON] ΜΑΚEΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝΕΩ Alexander the Great, with his mantle floating backwards, riding Bucephalas to left, holding two spears with his left hand, and with a third held in his right hand, is ready to stike a lion running to left below Bucephalas and turns his face upwards to face Alexander; Bucephalas head is turned to right, facing. AMNG III 724. SNG Copenhagen -. Brown patina; very interesting and unusual scene. Some rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
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Extremely rare with the city name
Lot 971
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Time of Philip I, 244-249. Triassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 8.26 g, 4 h), giving the name of the capital of the Koinon, Beroia, c. 246. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Head of Alexander III to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. KOIΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝ Β ΝΕΩΚΟΡ / BΕΡΟΙΑΙΩΝ Alexander riding Bucephalus to left, hurling spear from his upraised right hand. AMNG 867. Same dies as Obolos 15, 24 May 2020, 531. Extremely rare with the city name. Attractive brown tone. With some roughness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
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The only available specimen
Lot 972
EPIRUS. Nicopolis. Diva Faustina I, circa 1437144. Quinarius (Silver, 15 mm, 1.27 g, 7 h). ΘΕΑ ΦΑΥ - CΤΕΙΝΑ Draped bust of Diva Faustina to right. Rev. ΑΚΤΙΑ within wreath. BMC 26. Oikonomidou 30-32. RPC IV.1, online, 4184 (temporary). SNG Copenhagen 2604. Very rare, one of twelve known examples, of which all the eleven others are in museums. Fine.
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Lot 973
EPIRUS. Nicopolis. Valerian I, 253-260. Diassarion (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.64 g, 5 h). [ΠΟ ΛΙΚ ΒΑΛEΡΙΑΝ]ΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. [IЄPAC] NEIKOΠΟΛ[EΩC] Galley with four rowers and horator at stern sailing to right. Mionnet Suppl. III 344. McClean 187. Oikonomidou 15. Rare issue from a very rare mint. Green patina. Porosity and deposits, otherwise, fine.
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From the BCD Collection, Lanz 105, 421
Lot 974
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.55 g, 11 h). TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR Laureate head of Claudius to left. Rev. L PAC(O)(NIO) FLAM CN PVBL(I)(CIO) / NE BR Nero and Britannicus, both togate, standing facing one another, Britannicus holding a globe in his right hand. Amandry XIX11, (Da2/RIh). BCD Corinth 421 (this coin). RPC 1182.1 (this coin). Brown patina. Good fine.
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Lot 975
PONTUS. Neocaesarea. Volusian, 251-253. (Bronze, 31 mm, 16.53 g, 1 h), CY 188 (251/2). AYT · K · OYO-ΛOYCCIANOC · CЄB · Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. PΩ-(MH) / PΠ-Η Roma seated left , round shield at her side, holding Nike in outstretched right hand, spear in left . Çizmeli 406 (D1/R2). Lindgren & Kovacs A47B (same obv. die). RG 129, 63c, pl. suppl. L, 2 (same obv. die). RPC 1240. Black patina. Very fine.
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The second known
Lot 976
PONTUS. Nicopolis ad Lycum. Lucius Verus, 161-169. (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.63 g, 10 h), year 91 =161-162. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΟΥΗΡΟC CEΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. [N]EIKOΠ-Ο-ΛΙΤΩΝ / EΤ ϞΑ Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, scepter in left. BMC 3 corr (Nicopolis-Emmaus in Judaea). RPC IV Online 6366. SNG von Aulock 6792 (as Armenia Minor, Nicopolis). An extremely rare coin from an extremely rare mint, and much nicer than the BMC specimen illustrated in RPC. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Lot 977
PONTUS. Zela. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 30 mm, 13.68 g, 12 h), CY 143 (206/7). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ ΑΥΓΟΥC Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ZHΛΙΤωΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΝΤΟΥ / ЄΤ ΡΜΓ Hexastle temple with broken pediment. Dalaison, Rémy & Amandry 40 (D14/R37). Price & Trell 255, fig. 384. RG p. 160, 6 corr. and 6a corr. SNG BN 1983 (same obverse die). Lovely earthen brown patina; well centered. Very fine.
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Plate coin in RPC!
Lot 978
BITHYNIA. Juliopolis. Trajan, 98-117. (Bronze, 33 mm, 25.02 g, 7 h). ΑVΤ ΝΕΡΟVΑΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. Ι(ΟY)-(ΛΙΟΠ) Ares advancing to right, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder. RPC III 1098.1 (this coin). Dark green patina with underlying tan. Good very fine.
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Published in RPC
Lot 979
BITHYNIA. Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian, 117-138. (Bronze, 34 mm, 24.52 g, 6 h). AYT KAIC TRAI [AΔ]PIANOC CEB Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. KOI - NON / BEIΘYNIAC Octastyle temple with she-wolf suckling the twins in pediment, palmettes as acroteria. BMC 14-15. RG 43. RPC III 1009.10 (this coin). Brown patina. Porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
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Lot 980
BITHYNIA. Neocaesarea. Valerian I, 253-260. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.81 g, 6 h), year PЧB (192) = 255-256. AY K ΠΟ ΛΙΚ ΟYΑΛEΡΙΑΝΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. MHT NEO K-AICAPIAC Prize urn containing two palm branches and inscribed AKTIA on its side, set atop base inscribed PЧB. Çizmeli 426 (D2/R16). Cf. SNG BN 1785 (date). Tannish-brown patina. Good very fine.
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Lot 981
BITHYNIA. Tium. Geta, 209-212. (Bronze, 27 mm, 12.40 g, 1 h). AYT K Π CΕΠ ΓΕΤΑC Α[ΥΓ] Laureate head of Geta to left. Rev. ΤΙΑ-ΝΩ-Ν The hero Astakos advancing to right his left foot set on prow, looking back to left and extending his right arm, while holding long scepter over his shoulder with his left hand; behind him, rockbed. BMC -. RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock 971 (same dies). Green patina; very rare and interesting type. Nearly very fine.
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Britannicus with Octavia and Antonia
Lot 982
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Britannicus, with Octavia and Antonia Minor, Caesar, A.D. 41-55. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 1.54 g, 11 h). ΝEΟC ΓEΡΜΑΝΙ[ΚΟC / Κ Υ] Bare head of Britannicus to right. Rev. ΑΝ ΟΚΤΑ Confronted draped busts of Antonia and Octavia. Imhoof-Blumer, NZ 1915, 91, 11. RPC 2248. Rare. Green patina. Nearly very fine.
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Priapos from Lampsacus
Lot 983
MYSIA. Lampsacus. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.12 g, 12 h). CEBACTOY Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. Λ-Α/Μ-Ψ/Α-Κ across the field Ithyphallic Priapos standing to left, holding wine cup(?) in his right hand, and with his left placed on his hip. BMC 79. RPC I 2274. SNG BN 1267. Scarce. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 984
MYSIA. Parium. Aemilian, 253. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h). IMP M AEM AEMILIANVS A Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. C G I H P Winged Eros standing facing, head to right, placing his left arm on his hip; Herm at his left. RPC IX 377. SNG France 1515. Very rare. Slightly rough, otherwise, nearly very fine.
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Lot 985
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Commodus, 177-192. Assarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h). IMP CAI M AVR COMMOD AVR Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. COL AVG TROAD statue of nude Marsyas standing on base to right, extending right arm and holding in left hand wine skin over left shoulder. Bellinger A230. RPC IV Online temp. 188. Greek patina; nicely centered. A few areas of porosity, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 986
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Volusian, as Caesar, 251. Assarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.61 g, 6 h). IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. COL AVG / TROA Horse standing right, head lowered to graze on tuft of grass. Bellinger A421. BMC 150. RPC IX 455. SNG Copenhagen 186. Brown patina. With a particularly vivid reverse. Good very fine.
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A new type for Gallienus from Alexandria Troas
Lot 987
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Gallienus, 253-268. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.64 g, 1 h). IMP C LICIN GALLIEN Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. TRO Tripod with filleted olive branches tied to its legs. Bellinger -. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Possibly an unpublished type for Gallienus. Very fine.
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Lot 988
AEOLIS. Elaea. Commodus, 177-192. Diassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 12.44 g, 6 h), struck under the strategos Ti. Fl. Pyramos. ΑYΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜΜOΔOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Rev. EΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΤΙ ΦΛ ΠYΡΑΜΟV Β EΛΑΙΤΩΝ on left, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in right hand from patera held in left; on right, Asklepios standing facing, head turned to left, holding serpent-entwined staff in right hand. RPC IV Online temp. 2612, otherwise unpublished. Very rare - only four specimens recorded in RPC. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Lot 989
IONIA. Ephesus. Nero, 54-68. Assarion (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 7.75 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul M. Acilius Aviola and the magistrate Aichmokles. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ Jugate Laureate head of Nero and draped bust of Poppaea to right. Rev. ΑΟΥΙΟΛΑ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ ΑΙΧΜΟΚΛΗΣ / ΕΦΕ Stag standing to right. BMC 212. RPC I 2630. Karwiese 80-81. Rare. Slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
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Unusual fire beacon
Lot 990
IONIA. Erythrae. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.90 g). EPY-ΘPAI Turreted and draped bust of city goddess to right. Rev. EPYΘP-AIΩN Fire beacon. SNG Copenhagen 756. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
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