nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 202
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.08 g, 12 h), Laodikeia. Diademed bust of Phraates to left; behind, eagle flying to left, bearing a wreath in its beak to crown the king. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 52.16. Shore 283. Sunrise 393. Well struck, toned and with an elegant portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 203
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I Theos, circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.10 g, 12 h), commemorating Euthydemos I Theos. ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ ΘEOY Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIMAXOY ΘEOY Weary Herakles seated to left on a pile of rocks, holding his club with his left hand, propping it on a rock beside his right knee; inner right, monogram of ΑΝ. Bopearachchi Série 10A. HGC 12, 108. MIG 129. SNG ANS 297-298. Extremely rare. Usual rough areas and traces of corrosion, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 204
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31.5 mm, 17.01 g, 12 h), c. later 160s. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouri galloping to right, each holding spear and palm branch; below right, monogram of ΔΙΟΦ. Bopearachchi Series 6E. HGC 12, 131. MIG 177ee. SNG ANS 465. A superb, lightly toned, lustrous, well-struck coin, perfectly centered on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 206
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Heliokles, circa 145-130 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.81 g, 11 h), Attic standard. Diademed and draped bust of Heliokles to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ Zeus standing facing, holding winged thunderbolt and long scepter; to inner left, monogram. Bopearachchi 1G. HGC 12, 169. MIG 284k. SNG ANS 635. Very rare, with this carefully made, elegant portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 207
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter, with Kalliope, circa 105 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15.5 mm, 2.41 g, 11 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY KAI KAΛΛIOΠHΣ Jugate busts to right, of Hermaios, diademed and draped, and Kalliope, draped and wearing stephane. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa Hiramayasa Kaliyapaya (in Kharosthi). Hermaios, in military dress, riding horse rearing to right, with bow and spear attached to the saddle; below right, monogram. Bopearachchi 2B. HGC 12, 288. Senior, Hermaios H1bD. SNG ANS 1319-25. Attractive and sharp. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 208
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Heliokles II Dikaios, circa 90-75 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 9.61 g, 1 h), bilingual series. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ Heroic diademed bust of Heliokles to left, seen from behind, wearing aegis and brandishing spear with his right hand. Rev. Maharajasa dhramikasa Hiliyakreasa (in Kharosthi). Zeus standing facing, holding winged thunderbolt in his right hand and a long scepter in his left; inner left, monogram. Bopearachchi 4A. MIG 291. SNG ANS 1148-1149. Toned and clear. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 209
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Apollodotos II Soter Philopator Megas, circa 85-65 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 9.75 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡOΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Apollodotos to right. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa Apaladatasa (in Kharosthi). Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing thunderbolt with her left hand and with a shield over her right arm; in field on the lower left, monogram. Bopearachchi 3B. HGC 12, 389. MIG 423a. SNG ANS 1570-72. Attractive, bright, lustrous and lightly toned. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 210
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Apollodotos II Soter Philopator Megas, circa 85-65 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 2.42 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡOΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Apollodotos to right. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa Apaladatasa (in Kharosthi). Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing thunderbolt with her left hand and with a shield over her right arm; in field on lower left, monogram. Bopearachchi 2I. HGC 12, 392. MIG 424a. SNG ANS 1560-68. Clear and attractive and of excellent style for the issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 211
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Epander Nikephoros, circa 80/75 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 1.92 g, 12 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY EΠANΔPOY Diademed and draped bust of Epander to right. Rev. Maharajasa Jayadharasa Epadrasa (in Kharosthi). Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, brandishing thunderbolt with her left hand and with a shield over her right arm; in field to right, monogram. Bopearachchi 1A. HGC 12, 412. MIG Type 301. SNG ANS 1254-56. Very rare. Toned and clear. Traces of corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 212
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hippostratos, circa 65-55 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 10.12 g, 12 h). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΙΠΠΟΣΤΡΑΤΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Hippostratos to right. Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa mahatasa jayamtasa Hipustratasa (in Kharosthi). Hippostratos, in military dress, riding horse rearing to right; on the lower right, monogram. Bopearachchi 5k. HGC 12, 450. MIG 443a. SNG ANS 1622-3 var (legends). Sharp and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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