nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 259
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.18 g, 12 h), Ekbatana, 109-96/5. Diademed bust of Mithradates to left, wearing elaborate robes and a multi-spiral torc. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ//ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ//ΜΕΓAΛΟΥ//ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ/ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 27.2. Shore 86-87. Sunrise 294. A splendid, sharply struck coin with glossy surfaces and a fine portrait. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 260
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V, circa 54/3-33/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.81 g, 12 h), Seleukia-on-the-Hedyphon, SE year 264 (?)= 49/48. Diademed, bearded, and draped bust of Kamnaskires V to left, wearing circular earring and torc; behind bust to right, star above anchor. Rev. BΑCΙΛЄΩC ΚΑΠΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ ΟY ΒΑCΙΛЄΩC KΑΠΝΑCΚΙΡ(='King Kamnaskires son of King Kamnaskires') Diademed and bearded head of Kamnaskires IV to left, wearing torc; in exergue, traces of date ΔΞΣ (= 264, Δ illegible). Cf. Alram 463, and Sunrise 479 = Van 't Haaff 9.1.1-3a (all SE 266). Sharp, bright and most attractive. Usual areas of flat-striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 261
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V, circa 54/3-33/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 14.60 g, 12 h), Seleukia-on-the-Hedyphon, mid to late 40s. Diademed, bearded, and draped bust of Kamnaskires V to left, wearing circular earring and torc; behind bust to right, star above anchor. Rev. BΑCΙΛЄΩC ΚΑΠΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ ΟY ΒΑCΙΛЄΩC KΑΠΝΑCΚ (='King Kamnaskires son of King Kamnaskires') Diademed and bearded head of Kamnaskires IV to left, wearing torc. Alram 464. Sunrise 479. van 't Haaff 1-7. With an imposing and exotically 'foreign' portrait; of exceptional quality, very well struck with a perfectly centered obverse struck in high relief. Date off the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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