obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Lot 460
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phriapatios, 185-170 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.23 g, 12 h), Hekatompylos. Bust of Phriaptios to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. APΣAKOY Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm. Sellwood 7.2 (Mithradates I). Shore 21. Sunrise -. Brown surfaces. Porosity, otherwise, good fine.
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Lot 461
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.01 g, 1 h), Rhagai, c. 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 27.1. Shore 85. Sunrise 293. entered and boldly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 462
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vonones I, circa AD 8-12. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.87 g, 12 h), Ecbatana, c. 10. BACIΛΕΥC ONωΝΗC Diademed head of Vonones I to left / Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm; monogram below palm. Sellwood 60.5; Sunrise 407; Shore 329. Rev. BACIΛΕΥC ONωΝΗC NEIKHCAC APTABANON Nike advancing right, holding diadem in right hand and palm frond in left; monogram to right. Sellwood 60.5. Shore 329. Sunrise 407. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 463
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases I, circa AD 51-78. Drachm (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.74 g, 12 h), second reign 58-77, Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vologases I to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟY EYEPΓETOY ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗXΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 71.14. Shore 374. Shore -. Lightly toned and lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 479
HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. "Napki Malka", 470-560/565. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 3.31 g, 3 h), "Napki Malka" coinage. Royal male bust right wearing winged headdress surmounted by bull's head. Rev. Fire altar with attendants. Mitchner ACW 1507. Göbl Dokumente Em. 200A. Sharply struck with an exceptionally fine portrait. small die break, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 480
HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. "Napki Malka", 470-560/565. Drachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 3.54 g, 3 h), "Napki Malka" coinage. Royal male bust right wearing winged headdress surmounted by bull's head. Rev. Fire altar with attendants. Mitchner ACW 1500. Göbl Dokumente Em. 200. Very attractive and well-centered. Reverse double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 481
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires-Orodes, early-mid 2nd century AD. Drachm (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.84 g). Diadmed bust of Kamnaskires-Orodes facing slightly to left, with small tuft of hair on top of head and two large tufts with upwards facing rows of hair at side; in right field, dot in crescent above anchor with two crossbars and dot to left. Rev. Crescent-dashes of no discernable pattern. Van't Haaff 12.3, subtype 1-2A1, varieties c and d. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 482
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Orodes II, early-mid 2nd century AD. Drachm (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.23 g, 2 h). Diademed bust of Orodes II facing slightly to left, wearing a tiara; in right field, dot within crescent above anchor with single crossbar. Rev. Corrupt legend: King Orodes, son of Orodes Debased radiate head of Belos facing, horned and with tufts of hair at sides of head. Van't Haaff 13.2, subtype 1-2C. Excellent detail. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 483
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Orodes IV, 2nd half of 2nd century AD. Drachm (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.75 g, 1 h). Diademed bust of Orodes IV facing slightly to left, tufts of hair on top at at sides of head. Rev. Diademed bust of Artemis to left; in right field, anchor. Van't Haaff 17.2, subtype 1-1. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 484
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Orodes IV, 2nd half of 2nd century AD. Drachm (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.85 g, 1 h). Diademed bust of Orodes IV facing slightly to left, tufts of hair on top at at sides of head. Rev. Diademed bust of Artemis to left; in right field, anchor. Van't Haaff 17.2, subtype 1-1. Nicely centered. Worn obverse die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 485
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Phraates, early-mid 2nd century AD. Drachm (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.46 g). Diademed bust of Phraates to left, wearing tiara with dot in crescent on side; in right field, dot in crescent above anchor with single crossbar. Rev. Field of regular, parallel dashes. Van’t Haaff 17.7, subtype 2-1. Dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 486
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Orodes V, late 2nd-early 3rd centuries AD. Drachm (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.84 g, 1 h). Diademed bust of Orodes V to left, tuft of hair on top of head. Rev. Diademed bust of Artemis to left. Van't Haaff 18.1, subtype 1-2A. Coppery-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
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Lot 487
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Prince A, late 2nd-early 3rd centuries AD. Drachm (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.73 g, 1 h). Diademed bust of Price A to left, tuft of hair at back of head. Rev. Artemis standing right, holding bow in her left hand, and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder with right. Van't Haaff 19.1, unrecorded subtype. Variety not known to Van't Haaff. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 488
KINGS OF PERSIS. Uncertain king, 2nd century BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.67 g, 12 h), Istakhr (Persepolis). Diademed head of king with short beard right, wearing kyrbasia surmounted by an eagle. Rev. Fire temple with Ahura-Mazda above; to left, king standing right; to right, standard surmounted by an eagle. Alram 553. Klose & Müseler 3/7. Sunrise -. Van't Haaff Type 553. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 489
KINGS OF PERSIS. Artaxerxes (Ardaxshir) IV, late 2nd-early 3rd century. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 1.18 g, 3 h), Istakhr (Persepolis). Diademed bust of Artaxerxes IV to left, wearing a feather crown at forehead; symbol behind. Rev. Diademed bust of Manuchtir III/IV(?) to left, wearing rayed mural crown. Alram 648; Klose & Müseler -. Sunrise 675. Van't Haaff Type 652. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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