obolos 17
20 December 2020
Webauction
Lot 405
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.18 g, 12 h), Ekbatana, c. 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing elaborate robes and a multi-spiral torc. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ ΕΠHΛΝ[...] (sic) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 406
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates III, circa 87-79 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 12 h), Ekbatana. Diademed bust of Mithradates III to left, wearing high tiara, ornamented with eight-rayed star. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ // ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ // ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΥΣ Arsakes I seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 31.6 (Orodes I). Shore 123 (Orodes I). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 407
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates III, circa 70/69-58/7 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 4.10 g, 12 h), Rhagai, c. 68-62. Diademed bust of Phraates III to left, wearing torques and ornamental robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣAΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ / ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Archer (Arsakes I) seated on throne to right, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 36.9 (Darius?). Shore 155. Well centered with a full bust. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 408
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 12.03 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris, struck during August, Seleukid year 286 = ΓΟΡΠΙΑΙΟΥ, 27-26. Diademed bust of Gotarzes II to left. Rev. BACIΛEW[C] BACIΛEWN APCAKO[Y] EΥEΡΓET[OY Δ]IKAIO[Y] EΠIΦANOYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNO[C] Gotarzes seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a palm branch held in her right hand and holding cornucopia in left; above CΠΣ (date); in exergue, [Γ]ΟΡ (month). Sellwood 51.21. Cf. Shore 271 (month). Well centered and bold strike; nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 409
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Gotarzes II, 40-51. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 13.11 g, 11 h), Seleukeia on the Tigris, struck during the Seleukid year 362 = 50-51. Diademed bust of Gotarzes II to left. Rev. [BACIΛEWC] BACIΛE[WN APCAKOY] EΥEΡΓET[OY Δ]IKAIOY EΠIΦAN[OYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC] / BΞT Gotarzes seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a diadem and holding cornucopia. Sellwood 65.28-32; Shore 363. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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