obolos 18
21. February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 368
HUNNIC TRIBES, Nezak Huns. Anonymous ("Nezak Shah"), Circa 484/90-500/15. Drachm (Billon, 26 mm, 3.28 g, 3 h), Vondrovec š-group (early style). Bust to right, wearing crown surmounted by winged bull’s head. Rev. Fire altar flanked by attendants; wheel symbols flanking flames. Vondrovec [Göbl, Hunnen] Type 222. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 369
INDO-SASANIAN, Sind. Rana Datasatya, 5th-6th Century. Dinar (Electrum, 16 mm, 6.81 g, 3 h), struck in "electrum" or pale gold. Sasanian style bust to right, derived from those of Peroz; to right, sun-wheel symbol with central flower. Rev. Brahmi legend Fire altar. Göbl, SO II -. Cf. Senior, Some p. 6, 2 (for type). SNS III -. Sunrise -. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 405
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azilizes, circa 85-45/35 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 9.45 g, 12 h). BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΖΙΛΙΣΟΥ King on horseback right, holding spear in right hand; above horse's head, Vhra; in right field, Sam. Rev. Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayilishasa City goddess standing left, holding brazier in outstretched right hand, palm branch tied with fillets in left; in left field, monogram; in right field, Si. Senior 56.520T. Well struck and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 406
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azes, circa 58-12 BC. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23 mm, 9.11 g, 10 h). BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΖΟΥ King on horseback right, holding wreath in outstretched right hand; above hand, monogram; in right field, Ti. Rev. Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa Zeus Nikephoros standing left, holding Nikein outstretched right hand, long scepter in left; in left field, monogram; in right field, Nandipada over monogram; between legs, pellet. Senior 105.464T. Deposits and scratches on reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 407
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I, circa 192-225. Dinar (Gold, 24 mm, 7.96 g, 12 h). Þ-AOhANOÞAO KOÞANO Vasudeva, nimbate, standing facing, head turned left, flames on shoulder, holding standard in his left hand, sacrificing over altar to left; trident with ribbon to left, two symbols to right. Rev. OhÞO Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. MK 548. Obverse somewhat doublestruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 408
KUSHANO-SASANIANS. period of Ardashir /II) - Peroz I, Circa 255-310. Dinar (Gold, 22.5 mm, 7.97 g, 12 h), imitating the Kushan king Vasudeva I, uncertain Baktrian mint. ΦΑΟΝΑΝΑΟΦΑΟ Β - ΑΖΔΗΟ ΚΟΦΑΝΟ Vasudeva, crowned and nimbate, standing facing, head turned to left, with flames on his shoulder, holding standard in his left hand and, with his right, sacrificing over altar to left; to left, trident with ribbon; to right, two symbols. Rev. ΟhΦΟ Siva, nimbate, standing facing, holding a wreath in his right hand and a trident in his left; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; above to left, tamgha. Donum Burns 461-9. MK 645. Cf. SNG ANS 1689. Scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Nicely toned Samudra stater
Lot 409
INDIA, Kushan Empire. "Samudra", usurper, circa 350-375. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h). Samudra, nimbate, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar with right hand and holding standard in left hand; filleted trident to left. Rev. The Goddess Ardoxsho, nimbate, seated facing, holding filleted investiture garland and cornucopiae. Donum Burns 813 ("Maiores domus"). MK 611. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 611 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
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