obolos 18
21. February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 298
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10.5 mm, 2.51 g, 6 h). Female head to left, wearing a laurel wreath and with her hair in a sakkos; below neck, here off the flan, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 63-5. Bodenstedt 102. SNG von Aulock -. Light scrape on reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 299
IONIA. Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10 mm, 2.50 g). Female head to left, wearing a laurel wreath and with her hair in a sakkos; below neck, here off the flan, seal. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMC 65. Bodenstedt 102. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 300
IONIA. Smyrna. Circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 15.80 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Menekrates. Turreted head of the Tyche of Smyrna to right. Rev. ΖΜΥΡ / ΝΑΙΩΝ in two lines; below inscription, monogram of Menekrates; all within an oak wreath. BMC 4. Milne, Autonomous 141. SNG Copenhagen -. Well centered and toned. Porous, traces of corrosion and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 301
IONIA. Teos. Circa 500-475 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.99 g). Griffin seated to right on ornamental plinth. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Balcer Group XX, uncertain dies. SNG Copenhagen 1433. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 302
IONIA. Teos. Circa 500-475 BC. Drachm (Silver, 13 mm, 2.96 g). Griffin seated to right on ornamental plinth. Rev. Rough quadripartite incuse square. Balcer Group XX, uncertain dies. SNG Copenhagen 1433. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 303
IONIA. Teos. Circa 470 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 11.96 g). Τ-Η-Ι-Ο-Ν Griffin with open jaws and his left foreleg raised, seated to right on ground line over an egg and dart frieze; to right, grain kernel. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Balcer 85 (different dies). BMC 8. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 304
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Chios. Circa 431-410 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 14.66 g). Sphinx seated to left; to left, bunch of grapes above a Chian amphora; to right, above the sphinx's tail, astragalos. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin 54. Mavrogordato 36, pl. III, 14 (same obverse die). Same dies as Künker 94 (2004), 1124. Very rare variety. Mavrogordato only knew of a single example in Munich. Strongly buffed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 305
ISLANDS OFF IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 14.28 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrate Alkmeon, son of Hegemoneus. Lion’s scalp facing. Rev. AΛΚΜΕΩΝ ΗΓEMONEΩΣ /ΣΑ Forepart of an ox to right, with a beaded truncation; behind to left, olive branch. Barron 152 (A77/P146). HGC 6, 1218. A rare magistrate. Nicely centered. Buffed and with traces of corrosion and some scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 306
CARIA. Aphrodisias and Plarasa. 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.51 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Hephaistion, son of Charixenos. Veiled and diademed bust of Aphrodite to right. Rev. [ΠΛΑP]AΣEΩN KAI Α-ΦΡΟΔΙΣΙΕΩΝ / H/ΦAI/ΣTI/ΩN - XA/PIΞE/NOY Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. MacDonald, Coinage Type 20 (O21/R48, specimen d, this coin). Extremely rare. Some surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 307
CARIA. Bargylia. Circa 1st century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.27 g, 12 h). Veiled head of Artemis Kindyas to right. Rev. BAPΓΥ-ΛΙΗΤΩΝ Stag standing to right; below, rose. Karl 103-104. SNG Kayhan 752. SNG Keckman 22. SNG von Aulock 8074 (same dies). A lustrous and bright example . Obverse struck from a worn die with some rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 308
CARIA. Bargylia. 2nd-1st centuries BC. (Bronze, 12.5 mm, 1.63 g, 12 h). Veiled head of Artemis Kindyas to right. Rev. BAPΓYΛ-IHTΩN Forepart of Pegasos right. Asia Minor Coins online 7536. BMC -. Lingren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. Karl -. SNG Kayhan -. SNG Keckman -. Apparently extremely rare. Brown patina. very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 309
CARIA. Halikarnassos. Circa 395-377 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.52 g, 12 h). Head of ram to right. Rev. Carian letter and A Bare male head to right. Karl 127-8. Cf. Klein 496-7. Troxell, Carians p. 253, pl. 40, 9B. Toned. Light scratch on obverse, die rust, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 310
CARIA. Idyma. late 5th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h). Horned head of Pan facing. Rev. Ι-Δ-ΥΜΙ-Ο-Ν Fig leaf within incuse square. BMC 2 (same obverse die). Hecatomnus 4 (A2/P3). SNG von Aulock 2560 (same dies). Rare. Obverse pleasingly entered and of a powerful, remarkably fine style. With an overall generally rough patina as found, deposits and scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 311
CARIA. Kaunos. 5th century BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.93 g). Forepart of lion with open jaws to right. Rev. Oblong incuse divided by a band. Karl 170-2. SNG von Aulock 2334. Fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 312
CARIA. Kaunos. Circa 410-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.64 g, 3 h). Winged female goddess (Iris?) moving to left, her head turned back to right, holding a wreath in her right hand and a kerykeion in her left. Rev. Triangular baetyl flanked by two letters of the ethnic, 𐊼-Γ (K-B in Carian). HNO 220. Konuk 101 (O42/R42). SNG Ashmolean 38. SNG von Aulock 2349 (same dies). Well-struck and with a pleasing depiction of the goddess. Some minor marks and mottled toning, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 313
CARIA. Kaunos. Circa 166-100 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12.5 mm, 1.02 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Ktetos. Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev. K-(AY) / KT[H]-T[OY] Sword in sheath with strap; pilos to lower right. Cf. Karl 178 (magistrate). Cf. SNG Kayhan 800-1 (symbol). Cf. SNG Keckman 77-85 (magistrate). Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 314
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 500-490 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.22 g, 1 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. Diademed head of Aphrodite to right, the neck truncation in the form of a pearl necklace; all within incuse square. Cahn 43 (V24/R35). SNG Copenhagen 208 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 2596 (same dies). An attractive coin, well centered, toned and struck from a reverse die of provincial Archaic style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 315
CARIA. Knidos. Circa 411-405/4 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 6.01 g, 10 h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw. Rev. Κ Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound in a plain sphendone, wearing a plain necklace; all within incuse square. Cahn 98 (V47/R64). SNG Copenhagen 253 (same reverse die). SNG von Aulock 2598 (same obverse die). Toned. Obverse struck from a broken die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 316
CARIA. Mylasa. Circa 170-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.31 g, 12 h). Head of Helios facing; before, to left, eagle with folded wings standing right. Rev. M-A Rose with buds to left and right. Ashton, Mylasa 152 (53/P109). Karl 801. Lightly toned. A couple of light scratches on obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 317
CARIA. Myndos. Mid 2nd-1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.21 g), struck under the magistrate Theodotos. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. MYNΔIΩN ΘΕOΔOTOC Isis crown set on two grain ears; below, star. BMC 6. Göktürk 17-28. Karl 269. Short edge crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 318
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 350-345 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.17 g, 12 h), struck under magistrate Athamas. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev. ΚΩΙΩΝ / AΘAMAΣ Veiled head of Demeter left. Karl 350. Pixodarus, phase 4, 12 (O7/P7). Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 319
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Kos. Circa 220-200 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.13 g, 12 h), struk under the magistrate Pythion. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. KΩION / ΠΥΘΙΩΝ Crab; below, club to right. BMC 82. HGC 6, 1313. Karl -. SNG Keckman -. Nicely centered and toned. Some rough deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 320
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Kamiros. Circa 500-480 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.82 g, 11 h). Fig leaf with fruits. Rev. Incuse rectangle divided into two oblongs with variegated surfaces. Asyut 694 ff. BMC 3. Karl 376-80. SNG von Aulock 2779. Shallow test cut on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 321
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19 mm, 6.52 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Tharsytas. Rayed head of Apollo Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ-Ο / ΘΑΡΣΥΤΑΣ Rose with bud to right; to left, eagle, with open wings, standing right on a race torch. BMC 142. Karl 499. SNG Keckman 551. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 322
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88-84 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.92 g, 12 h), plinthophoric series, struck under the magistrate Anaxidotos. Radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. Ρ-Ο / ANAΞIΔOTOΣ Rose with bud to right; to left, serpent coiled around omphalos. HGC 6, 1458. Jenkins, Group B, 30. Karl -. SNG Copenhagen 809-10. SNG Keckman -. Well struck with light toning. Minor flaws on reverse edge not affecting design, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 323
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Hekatomnos, circa 392/1-377/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 14.85 g, 3 h), Mylasa, c. 300. Zeus Labraundos standing right, wearing long robes; holding, with his right hand, a labrys over his right shoulder, and, in his left, a vertical staff. Rev. [ΕΚΑΤΟΜΝΩ] Lion at bay to right; all within shallow incuse square. Cf. Hecatomnus 5-7 (obverse die A2). Karl 3. SNG Kayhan 868-9. Minor deposits, reverse heavily corroded as found, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 324
SATRAPS OF CARIA. Pixodaros, Circa 341/0-336/5 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 7.02 g, 12 h), Halikarnassos. Laureate head of Apollo facing, three-quarter facing to right, with top of his cloak visible at his neckline. Rev. ΠΙΞΩΔΑΡΟ[Υ] Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding long scepter in his left hand and double-ax in his right. BMC 5-7. Pixodarus -. SNG Copenhagen 596-7. SNG von Aulock 2375-6. Good metal, well centered and a solid strike; toned with light golden hues. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 325
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 12.58 g, 10 h), struck under the magistrate Ptol(emaios), year E = 129 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid from which a serpent issues to the left; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; above, ΠTOΛ; to left, TPAΛ; to right, Dionysos standing facing, holding long thyrsos with his right hand and mask of Silenos with the left. BMC 48. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 662-3 (date). Cf. SNG von Aulock 3263-4 (date). Partial flat strike, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 326
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12.5 mm, 4.69 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares, one larger than the other. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG Ashmolean 749-51. SNG von Aulock 2868. Weidauer 86-89. Attractive and nicely struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 327
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.45 g, 6 h), Sardes. On the left, forepart of a lion to right confronting, on the right, the forepart of a bull to left. Rev. Two incuse squares, of unequal size, side by side. ACGC 79. SNG von Aulock 2873. Traité I 407, pl. X, 7. Light toning. Light porosity, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Seldom offered gold ingot
Lot 328
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain mint. 6th century BC. Ingot (Gold, 20 mm, 7.05 g). Rev. Smooth flattened upper surface, textured convex lower surface. For some information on ancient gold ingots from Asia Minor, see. R. Walburg, "Lydisch oder Persisisch? Ein Goldobjekt aus der Frühzeit der Münzpragung," SNR 70 (1991). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 329
PHRYGIA. Kibyra. Circa 166-84 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.19 g, 10 h), Cistophoric standard. Helmeted and draped bust of Ares to right. Rev. [KIBYPATΩΝ] Warrior, holding couched lance, on horse galloping right. HGC 7, 706. SNG Copenhagen 263. SNG von Aulock 3702. Porous, otherwise, very fine/very good.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 330
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Uncertain dynast, Circa 520-470/60 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 9.36 g), uncertain mint, c. 500 BC. Forepart of wild boar to left, dotted ornaments around shoulder and on the truncation. Rev. Irregular incuse square of pattern-like form. Müseler I, 14. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 368. SNG von Aulock 8460. Toned. Good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 331
DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Khinakha, Circa 460-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 9.84 g, 6 h), Uncertain mint in eastern Lycia (possibly Limyra). Pegasos flying right on round shield; below, monogram of TY. Rev. Triskeles with large annulet at the center; between the arms, monogram. Müseler IV, 84. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -. SNG von Aulock 4090. Worn obverse die. Fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 262 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 332
LYCIAN LEAGUE. Kragos. Circa 40-35 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.84 g, 12 h), Kragos. [Λ-Y] Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. K-P Kithara with three strings; to left, eagle standing atop an omphalos; all within incuse square. RPC I 3303. Troxell, Lycian Period IV, Series 3, 93. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 333
LYCIAN LEAGUE. Masikytes. Circa 40-35 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 1.92 g, 12 h). Λ-Y Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A Kithara with three strings; below to left, serpent coiled around an omphalos; all within incuse square. RPC I 3303. Troxell, Lycian 97 (same obverse die as the ANS example 97.2). McClean 8875. Lightly toned, well-centered, and especially attractive. Minor marks on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 334
LYCIAN LEAGUE. Masikytes. Circa 30-27 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.72 g, 11 h). Λ-Y Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A Kithara with three strings; to left, branch; all within incuse square. RPC I 3305. Troxell, Lycian Group IV, Series 5, 108. SNG Copenhagen. Minor porosity and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 335
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 370-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.70 g, 11 h). Pamphylian inscription Athena, helmeted and wearing long robes, standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and shield with her left; to right, long verical spear; to left pomegranate on branch. Rev. Pamphylian inscription Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in his right hand, and sacrificing, with phiale held in his left, over altar to left. Cf. Atlan 127 (Ö107/A-; reverse die not listed). SNG BN -. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 336
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 370-360 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.55 g, 11 h). Pamphylian inscription Athena, helmeted and wearing long robes, standing left, holding Nike in her right hand and shield with her left; to right, long verical spear; to left pomegranate on branch. Rev. Pamphylian inscription Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in his right hand, and sacrificing, with phiale held in his left, over altar to left; to right, bird standing left. Cf. Atlan 127 (Ö107/A-; reverse die not listed). SNG BN -. Toned. A bit flatly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Excellent strike
Lot 337
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.32 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Kleuch... Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Rev. KΛE-YX Nike alighting to left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and fold of her drapery with her left; to left, pomegranate. SNG BN 697. Well centered and struck, lightly toned. Die polishing marks noted on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 338
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.36 g, 11 h). Nude youth, holding whip, sliding off horse rearing to right. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling right, head turned back to left. Casabonne type 4. SNG BN 66. SNG Levante 26. Nicely centered with a bold struck. Test cut on obverse edge, punch on reverse, scattered porosity and lamination flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 339
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.45 g, 2 h). Beardless male winged figure in kneeling-running stance to right, holding solar disc in both hands. Rev. MAP Swan standing left; before, dolphin swimming downwards; behind, "ankh" symbol. Casabonne Type 4. SNG BN 378. Porous surfaces and reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 340
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 385-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.59 g, 3 h). Athena seated to left, helmeted and draped, holding spear with her right hand and resting her left arm on her shield at her side; to right, tree. Rev. ΜΑΛ Nike kneeling to left, holding stylis in right hand with which she inscribed the word [N]IKH. SNG BN 405. SNG Levante -. Scarce type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Attractive Nagidos stater
Lot 341
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-385/4 BC. Stater (Silver, 23.5 mm, 10.54 g, 6 h). Aphrodite seated left on throne; holding phiale in her outstretched right hand and resting her left elbow on the throne back; to left, altar; to right, Eros standing left, crowning Aphrodite with a wreath held in his right hand. Rev. ΝΑΓΙΔΕΩ-Ν (final N retrograde) Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes in his right hand and thyrsos with his left; in field at upper left, Α within circle. Casabonne Type 4. Lederer 25 (same obverse die). SNG BN -. SNG Levante -. Toned and nicely centered. Usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 342
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.78 g, 5 h). Head of Aphrodite to right; behind, N. Rev. Head of bearded Dionysos to right. Cf. Göktürk 1 (head of Dionysos to left). SNG BN 14-5. Toned. Die-rust on obverse, slight die-shift on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 343
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.41 g, 6 h). Amazon, nude to the waist, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip; to right, facing head of satyr. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes with stem to righ; below right, fly; all within a linear border of dots inside an incuse square. BMC 3. Casabonne Type 2. SNG BN 128. SNG Levante 40. Toned. Test cut on obverse edge, porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 344
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.88 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet, with a griffin rushing right on the bowl and a palmette on the neck guard. Rev. ΣΟ-ΛΙ Bunch of grapes on stem; all within incuse diamond. Casabonne Type 4; Cf. SNG BN 169-70 (orientation of legend); SNG Levante -. Nicely centered and lightly toned. A few areas of porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 345
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 370 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.11 g, 12 h). Helmeted Athena seated left and wearing chiton, leaning right hand on spear, left arm resting on shield on the ground; in right field, olive tree. Rev. TEPΣIKON Aphrodite, wearing long chiton and peplos around her legs, kneeling left on a double ground line, playing at knucklebones with right hand; in right field, anemone with stalk. SNG Levante 64. SNG Paris 237 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 5915. Traité II 1375. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 346
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.70 g, 2 h), c. 380-379. B’LTRZ Baaltars seated left on backless throne, with his torso partially facing the viewer, draped to the waist and with a cloak over his shoulder, holding a long scepter in his right hand and with his left at his waist; to left, ankh-like monogram. Rev. PRNBZW Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet. Moysey, Issue 2, 39-41. Sunrise 46. SNG Berry 1288. SNG von Aulock 5931. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 347
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 10.79 g, 9 h). B'LTRZ Baaltars seated left on backless throne, his body turned to front, holding an eagle, a grain ear and a vine branch with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and long scepter in his left; to left and below throne, Aramaic letters. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG BN 332. Well centered with a powerful depiction of the lion and bull. Obverse a bit softly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 348
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.71 g, 8 h). B'LTRZ Baaltars seated left on backless throne, his body turned to front, holding an eagle, a grain ear and a vine branch with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and long scepter in his left; to left, TN. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG BN 331. Strong strike and toned. Obverse corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 349
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 10.19 g, 12 h), c. 370 BC. B'LTRZ (in Aramaic) Baaltars seated right, head and torso facing, holding an eagle-tipped sceptre in his right hand and a grain ear and a bunch of grapes in this left; in field to right, thymiaterion; around, circular crenelated wall. Rev. TRKMW (in Aramaic) On the left, Ana, nude, standing right, gesturing towards Tarkumuwa (Datames), on the right, draped from the waste and greeting Ana, standing left; between them, tall thymiaterion; all within dotted square border within linear border surmounted by three arches. Casabonne type 3. Moysey, Issue 5, 28-30. SNG Levante 84 = SNG von Aulock 5945. Nicely toned and sharp; quite rare with the Datames name close to the linear border. Remains of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 350
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 23 mm, 10.69 g, 4 h). B’LTRZ (in Aramaic) Baaltars seated to left, holding a lotus-tipped scepter in his extended right hand, and resting his left hand on his chlamys at his waist; below throne, barley grain. Rev. MZDY (in Aramaic) Lion walking left. Casabonne Series 5, Group E; SNG BN -; SNG Levante Suppl. 28 (Myriandros). Well centered and lightly toned. Obverse die deterioration, test cut and deposits on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 351
CYPRUS. Uncertain mints. Early 5th century BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.71 g, 3 h). Lion prowling to right; Λ in exergue. Rev. Bull standing left; Λ in exergue; all in dotted square within incuse square. BMC p. 69, 2. Zapiti & Michaelidou 1. Light marks and soft strike, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 352
CYPRUS. Salamis. Euelthon, circa 530/15-480. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 11.11 g). Ram recumbent left. Rev. Blank. Asyut 794. SNG Copenhagen 31. Pit and test cut on obverse, reverse rough, otherwise, fair.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 353
CYPRUS. Salamis. Evagoras I, circa 411-374 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.08 g, 1 h). 'e-u-wa-ko-ro' in Cypro-Syllabic Herakles seated right on rock draped with lion's skin, leaning on club and holding rhyton. Rev. 'pa-si-le-wo[-se]' in Cypro-Syllabic Goat recumbent right; to right, Δ. BMC Cyprus 57. Masson & Amandry Type I. SNG Copenhagen 49. Unusually complete. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Seleukid gold issue
Lot 354
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.48 g, 6 h), Aï Khanoum, c. 266-261. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right, with elderly features. Rev. [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ [A]NTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, held in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to inner left, Δ. HGC 9, 122. SC 435.3. Surfaces a little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 355
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 27.09 g, 1 h), Sardes. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙ-ΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding two arrows in his right hand and resting his left on a bow leaning against the omphalos behind him; in exergue, two monograms. HGC 9, 236f. SC 518d. WSM 1387. Numerous marks on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 356
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, first reign, 146-138 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.12 g, 12 h), Tyre, year ΖΞΡ = 167 = 146/145. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrius II to right. Rev. ΔHMHTPIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle, with palm over its shoulder, standing left on prow; to left, club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, ΖΞΡ above monogram. HGC 9, 970. Newell, Tyre 83. SC 1959.1c. Nicely centered and well struck; nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 357
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos VI Epiphanes Nikator, circa 96-94 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 14.89 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Kalykadnos, 95-94. Diademed head of Seleukos VI to right, with a tiny horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣΕΛΕVΚΟV // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ/ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike in her right hand, left resting on grounded shield; behind her, spear; in outer left field, flower; in inner left field, monogram of ΔΙΟ and AN. HGC 9, 1265. SC 2405.7. Toned. Porosity and lamination flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 358
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. 78/7-17/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.21 g, 12 h), year HI = 18 = 64/3 BC. Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ Zeus Nikephoros seated to left; in inner field to left, HI; below throne, ΑΣ; in exergue, ΣΕ. DCA 558. HGC 9, 1398. Mørkholm, Autonomous 11b, pl. 15, 20 (same dies). Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 359
PHOENICIA. Arados. Circa 138/7-44/3 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.13 g, 12 h), year ΘΠP = 189 = 71/70. Turreted, diademed, veiled and draped bust of the city-goddess of Arados to right. Rev. APAΔIΩN Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; to left, ΘΠP above Phoenician letter 'aleph' over MΣ; all within wreath. DCA 772. Duyrat 3780-92. HGC 10, 72. Attractive and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 360
PHOENICIA. Byblos. Uzzibaal, Circa 400-365 BC. Shekel (Silver, 23.5 mm, 13.28 g, 2 h). Galley, with an eyed prow ending in a ram and a lion’s head figure head, and with three armored Greek hoplites standing left on deck, moving to left above waves; below, Phoenician letters ’z o above a hippocamp swimming to left with a murex shell below. Rev. zb’l mlk gbl (in Phoenician) Lion attacking a bull to left. BMC 4-5. HGC 10, 133. SNG Copenhagen 132. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 361
PHOENICIA. Byblos. Uzzibaal, circa 400-365 BC. Shekel (Silver, 23 mm, 13.22 g, 11 h). Galley, with an eyed prow ending in a ram and a lion’s head figure head, and with three armored Greek hoplites standing left on deck, moving to left above waves; below, Phoenician letters ’z above a hippocamp swiming to left with a murex shell below. Rev. zb’l mlk gbl (in Phoenician) Lion attacking a bull to left. BMC 4-5. HGC 10, 133. SNG Copenhagen 133. Well centered and lightly toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Remarkably clear double shekel
Lot 362
PHOENICIA. Sidon. Baalshallim II, circa 401-366 BC. Double Shekel (Silver, 32 mm, 27.93 g, 12 h). Phoenician galley to left over double row of waves; above, 'Beth' (Phoenician). Rev. Persian king and driver in chariot to left; behind, king of Sidon walking left, holding scepter. Betlyon 18. HGC 10, 236. Rouvier 1096. Remarkably clear for the issue. Light toning. A few light marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 363
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 15 mm, 5.54 g, 6 h), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17. Carradice Type IIIb A/B, pl. XII, 17. Iridescent toning around the devices. Banker's mark on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Interesting bankers' marks
Lot 364
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 15 mm, 5.56 g, 12 h), Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding dagger in his right hand and bow in his left, quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 10. Carradice Type IV/B, pl. XIV, 43. Lightly toned, with a bold strike and interesting bankers' marks on the reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished wihout control marks
Lot 365
MESOPOTAMIA. Babylon. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Daric (Gold, 17 mm, 8.39 g, 6 h). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in the kneeling/running stance to right, with a quiver over his shoulders, and holding a short spear in his right hand and a bow in his left. Rev. Wavy-patterned oblong punch. Cf. Nicolet-Pierre 12 (control). Cf. Sunrise 159 (same). Unpublished without control marks. Obverse somewhat flatly struck and with an uncertain banker's mark , otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Unpublished variety
Lot 366
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 16.65 g, 6 h), Babylon. Baaltars seated left, holding scepter in right hand and resting his left on the throne; to left, M. Rev. Lion walking left; above, Γ. Cf. Nicolet-Pierre 8 and 9 (8 lacking the M on obverse, and 9 with M but ΛΥ in place of Γ on reverse). Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 367
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Pakoros I, circa 78-120. Drachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.62 g, 12 h), Ekbatana. Diademed bust of Pakoros I to left, wearing tiara with hooks. Rev. Stylized Greek legend in square form Archer (Arsakes I) seated to right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 77.8 (Pakoros II). Shore 399 (Pakoros II). Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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 370
BACTRIA OR PARTHIA. Sophytes or Andragoras, circa 305-294 or 246/5-239/8 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 17.5 mm, 7.94 g, 5 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing modified Attic helmet, disc earring and pearl necklace; behind head, small grape bunch. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing, behind, olive-spray, crescent and small grape bunch. Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A. N&A 24-29 var (no grape on the reverse). SNG ANS 5 var. (same). Same dies as Roma e58, 2019, 398. Toned. Obverse struck off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 371
BACTRIA OR PARTHIA. Sophytes or Andragoras, circa 305-294 or 246/5-239/8 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.58 g, 6 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing modified Attic helmet, disc earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Eagle standing left, head right; above, grape bunches on stalk. Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 2A. Cf. MIG 26c (drachm). SNG ANS 17. Toned. Porous, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 372
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I, 261-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 15.71 g, 6 h), struck in the name of Antiochos II of Syria, first Diodotid mint in eastern Baktria, c. 255-250. Diademed head of Diodotos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Zeus advancing to left, brandishing aegis on outstretched left arm, wielding thunderbolt in right; at feet to left, eagle standing left; in left field, monogram. HGC 9, 243. SC 628c. Smoothing on obverse, reverse surfaces rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 373
BAKTRIA, The Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I, circa 225-200 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 16.14 g, 6 h), Mint C (Uncertain). Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Weary Herakles seated to left, holding his club in his left hand, propping it on stylized rocks to left; monogram to outer right. Bopearachchi Série 4A. Kritt C2. MIG 85a. SNG ANS 122. Slightly porous, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Weary Herakles
Lot 374
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I, circa 225-200 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 16.31 g, 12 h), Attic standard, mint A (near Aï Khanoum), c. 225-220/215. Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Weary Herakles seated to left, holding his club with his right hand, propping it on stylized rocks, and resting his left hand on the stones on which he is sitting; to right, behind stones, monogram of ΦΑ. Bopearachchi 5B. HGC 12, 40. Kritt A1. SNG ANS 124-7. Toned and with a nice portrait. Lamination flaw on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 375
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I, circa 200-185 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.47 g, 11 h). Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios I to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Herakles standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand, holding club in left, lion's skin draped over left arm; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1F. HGC 12, 63. An impressive portrait of Demetrios. A few light scratches and minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 376
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I, circa 200-185 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.90 g, 3 h), Panjhir, probably imitative. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios I to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Herakles, nude, standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand, holding club and lion's skin in left; to left, monogram of PKA. Cf. Bopearachchi 3B. Cf. HGC 12, 65. Cf. SNG ANS 193-8. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 377
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos II, circa 185-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 16.52 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥ-ΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Herakles standing facing, holding wreath in right hand, club in left, lion's skin draped over left arm; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1D. HGC 12, 72. High relief portrait. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Fine style
Lot 378
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles, circa 185-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.01 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Agathokles to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ Zeus standing facing, holding in right hand figure of Hekate holding two torches, and scepter in left; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1D. HGC 12, 81. SNG ANS 230. Fine style. Porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 379
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles, circa 185-180 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.28 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Agathokles to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ Zeus standing facing, holding in right hand figure of Hekate holding two torches, and scepter in left; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 2B. HGC 12, 90. SNG ANS -. Porosity, surface marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
High grade Antimachos I tetradrachm
Lot 380
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I, Circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.50 g, 11 h), Pushkalavati. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right, wearing flat topped kausia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, standing facing, holding long trident in his right hand and filleted palm branch in his left; in inner right field, monogram of PK. Bopearachchi Série 1B. HGC 12, 106. SNG ANS -. With a fine portrait and a very sharp reverse. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 381
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, Circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.53 g, 12 h), circa 170-164/3. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouroi galloping to right, each holding spear and palm branch; below to right, monogram. Bopearachchi Series 1D. HGC 12, 130. SNG ANS 432. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Rare dynastic tetradrachm
Lot 382
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.74 g, 11 h). BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ Draped bust of Eukratides I to right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ Conjoined draped busts of Heliokles, bare headed, and Laodike, wearing tainia, to right; to left, monogram. Bopearachchi 13A. HGC 12, 133. SNG ANS -. Rare dynastic type. Porosity on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 383
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouroi on horseback galloping right, holding palm fronds in right hands and spears in left; to left, above horse, monogram of PK monogram. Bopearachchi 1B. HGC 12, 130. SNG ANS 431 var. (position on monogram). Porous and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 384
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Apollodotos I Soter, circa 174-165 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h), Indian standard. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ Elephant to right; below, monogram of KP. Rev. "Maharajasa Apaladatasa tratarasa" in Karosthi. Zebu standing to right; around, Kharosti legend; bellow, C. Bopearachchi 4D. HGC 12, 119. MIG 207b. SNG ANS 317-323. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 385
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos II Nikephoros, circa 174-165 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.26 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Nike advancing to left, holding palm and open diadem; to left, monogram. Rev. "Maharajasa Jayadharasa Amtimakhasa" in Kharosthi Antimachos on horseback to right. Bopearachchi 1C. HGC 12, 124. MIG 135d. SNG ANS 399-408. Clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 386
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides II, circa 145-140 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.86 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΤΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ Apollo standing left, holding arrow in right hand and leaning with left on bow set on ground; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1Q. HGC 12, 161. SNG ANS 624. Light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 387
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I, Circa 165/55-130 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 9.79 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Menander to right, wearing crested helmet covered with pelt of scales and adorned with head of wing. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa / Menamdrasa (in Karosthi) Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing thunderbolt with her left hand and with a shield over her right arm; in field to lower left, Σ; in field tο lower right, monogram. Bopearachchi 15B. HGC 12, 182. SNG ANS 850. Finely detailed portrait. Small edge chip at 6h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 388
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I, circa 165/55-130 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.42 g, 1 h), Indian Standard. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Menander to right. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa / Menamdrasa (in Karosthi) Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing thunderbolt with her left hand and with a shield over her right arm; in field tο lower right, monogram. Bopearachchi Série 13H. HGC 12, 181. SNG ANS 791-801. Light porosity on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 389
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Zoilos I, circa 150-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16.5 mm, 2.26 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΖΩΙΛΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Zoilos to right. Rev. Maharajas dhramikasa / Jhoilasa (in Karosthi) Herakles standing left, head facing, holding wreath in right hand, club and lion's skin in left; in left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 3B. HGC 12, 218. SNG ANS 968-72. Lightly toned. Light die-rust, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Collectible Antialkidas tetradrachm
Lot 390
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas Nikephoros, circa 130-120 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 8.71 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ / ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Antialkidas to right. Rev. Maharajasa jayadharasa / Amtialkidasa (in Kharosthi) Zeus standing facing, with elephant prancing to left behind him, holding a transverse, lotos-tipped scepter in his left hand and, in his right, Nike standing left on a globe and crowning the elephant with a wreath held in her right hand; to left, monogram of ΗΔΥ. Bopearachchi 6A. HGC 12, 254. SNG ANS 1057. Rare. Toned and well centered. Scratches, porosity, reverse corroded, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 391
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas Nikephoros, circa 130-120 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.41 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Antialkidas to right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. "Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialikidasa" in Kharosthi Zeus Nikephoros enthroned slightly left; to left, forepart of elephant to right, holding wreath in its trunk; below throne, monogram. Bopearachchi 12B. HGC 12, 258. MIG 279d. SNG ANS 1072-77. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 392
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas Nikephoros, circa 130-120 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16 mm, 2.44 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ / ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Antialkidas to right, wearing kausia. Rev. Maharajasa jayadharasa / Amtialkidasa (in Kharosthi) Zeus Nikephoros enthroned slightly left; to left, forepart of elephant to left, holding wreath in its trunk; below throne, monogram. Bopearachchi 13C. HGC 12, 259. SNG ANS 1095-97. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 393
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Lysias, circa 130-125 BC. Drachm (Silver, 12 mm, 2.42 g, 12 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOΥ / ΛΥΣIOΥ Diademed and draped bust of Lysias to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. Maharajasa apadihatasa / Lisikasa (in Karoshti) Herakles standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand and cradling club and palm frond in left arm draped with lion skin; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 4C. HGC 12, 240. SNG ANS 1032-4. Well centered and lightly toned. Old scratch on cheek, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 394
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Philoxenos Aniketos, circa 125-110 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 9.43 g, 12 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY Diademed and draped bust of Philoxenos to right. Rev. Maharajasa apadihatasa / Philasinasa (in Kharosthi) Philoxenos on horse rearing to right; below horse to right, monogram. Bopearachchi 3E. HGC 12, 267. SNG ANS 1162-3. Nice style portrait and well centered. Light corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 395
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Philoxenos Aniketos, circa 125-110 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.46 g, 12 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY ΦIΛOΞENOY Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philoxenos to right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. "Maharajasa apadihatasa Philasinasa", in Kharosti. Philoxenos on horse rearing to right; below to left, Σ; below right, square monogram. Bopearachchi 6D. HGC 12, 272. MIG 341e. SNG ANS 1189-93. Clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 396
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Diomedes, circa 115-105 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.14 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΔΙΟΜΗΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Diomedes to right. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa / Diyumetasa (in Karosthi) The Dioskouroi on horseback charging right, each holding counched lance in right hand; in field to lower right, monogram. Bopearachchi 4A. HGC 12, 282. Cf. SNG ANS 1219 (control). Corroded, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
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