obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Lot 464
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240-272. Drachm (Silver, 25 mm, 3.84 g, 3 h), Mint I ("Ctesiphon"). Bust of Shapur I to right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos. Rev. Fire altar, flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns and without diadems, symbol on altar shaft. Gobl I/1. SNS Type IIc/1a. Sunrise 733. Porosity and edge chips, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 465
SASANIAN KINGS. Hormizd II, 303-309. Drachm (Silver, 28 mm, 3.81 g, 3 h), Mint A ("Ctesiphon"). Bust of Hormizd II to right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbon and bust facing in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown. SNS type Ia/3a. Sunrise 815. A few deposits and thin die break on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 466
SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I, 399-420. Drachm (Silver, 27 mm, 4.17 g, 3 h), AY (Eran-xvarrah-Sabuhr?). Bust of Yazdgard I to right on floral ornament, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons and two attendants flanking; crescent above pellet-in-crescent to left of flames, crescent above pellet to right of flames. SNS III Type Ib1/1a. Sunrise -. Well-centered and sharp strike. Light die-rust on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 467
SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I, 399-420. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 4.07 g, 3 h), GW/2 (Gurgān or Qum?). Bust of Yazdgard I to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons; attendants flanking, crescents and pellets flanking flames. SNS III Type Ib1/1a; Sunrise -. Softly struck and with some deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 468
SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I, 399-420. Drachm (Silver, 29 mm, 4.16 g, 2 h), KL (Kerman). Bust of Yazdgard I to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons; attendants flanking, crescents and pellets flanking flames. SNS III Type Ib1/1a; Sunrise -. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I, 399-420. Drachm (Silver, 29 mm, 4.21 g, 3 h), GW/2 (Gurgan or Qum?). Bust of Yazdgard I to right on floral ornament, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons and two attendants flanking; crescent above pellet-in-crescent to left of flames, crescent above pellet to right of flames. SNS III Type Ib1/1a. Sunrise -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 470
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram V, 420-438. Drachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 4.21 g, 3 h), LD (Ray). Draped bust of Bahram V to right, wearing crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent. Rev. Fire altar tied with ribbon flanked by two attendants. SNS Type Ib2/1. Sunrise -. Well-struck and bright. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 471
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram V, 420-438. Drachm (Silver, 28 mm, 4.03 g, 3 h), KL (Kirman) (?). Draped bust of Bahram V to right, wearing crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent. Rev. Fire altar tied with ribbon flanked by two attendants. SNS Type Ib2/1. Sunrise -. Slightly clipped. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 472
SASANIAN KINGS. Balash, 484-488. Drachm (Silver, 28 mm, 4.00 g, 2 h), AS (Aspahān or Aspānvar), 485-488. Bust right of Balash to right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder, flames on right. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons and head of Balash right on shaft; attendants flanking, star and crescent flanking flames, as (in Pahlavi) to right. SNS III Type Ia/1a, 3; Sunrise 954. Lightly toned. Light die-shift, light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 473
SASANIAN KINGS. Kavadh I, second reign, 488-497. Drachm (Silver, 29 mm, 4.05 g, 3 h), AW (Ahwaz). Bust of Kavad I right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; star behind crown. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SNS Type I/1. Sunrise -. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 474
SASANIAN KINGS. Hormizd IV, 579-590. Drachm (Silver, 32 mm, 3.84 g, 3 h), APL (Abarshahr), uncertain date. Crowned bust of Hormizd IV to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos; stars flanking headdress. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Göbl Type I/1. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 475
SASANIAN KINGS. Khosrau II, 591-628. Drachm (Silver, 33 mm, 4.14 g, 3 h), LD (Ray), year 36 = 625-626. Crowned bust of Khosrau II to right; 'pd in Pahlavi in outer margin. Rev. Fire altar tied with ribbon and flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Göbl Type II/3. Perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 476
LOCAL ISSUES, Tabaristan. 'Abbasid governors. Jarir, PYE 135-137 / AH 170-172. Hemidrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 2.09 g, 6 h), PYE 136 / AH 171 (= AD 787/8). Sasanian-style bust of Jarir to right, wearing winged crown; star before crown. Rev. Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; to left and right of flames, stars. Album 63. ICV 110. Malek 95.6. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 477
LOCAL ISSUES, Tabaristan. 'Abbasid governors. 'Umar b. al-'Ala, PYE 120-129 or 130 / AH 155-164 or 165. Hemidrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 1.98 g, 3 h), PYE 123 / AH 158 (= AD 775). Sasanian-style bust of 'Umar to right, wearing winged crown; crescent above right shoulder. Rev. Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; star to left and crescent to right of flames. Malek 67.1. Attractive light toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 478
LOCAL ISSUES, Tabaristan. Abbasid governors. 'Umar b. al-'Ala, PYE 120-129 or 130 / AH 155-164 or 165. Hemidrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 1.94 g, 3 h), PYE 121 / AH 156 (= AD 772/3). Sasanian-style bust of 'Umar to right, wearing winged crown; crescent above right shoulder. Rev. Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; star to left and crescent to right of flames. Album 56. Malek 62.6. Toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 490
INDIA, Jammu and Kashmir region. Vigraha Deva, 5th century. Stater (Very base gold, 23 mm, 7.50 g, 11 h). Formalized Kushan style king standing left; Kidara beneath arm. Rev. Crude portrayal of Ardoksho enthroned. MACW 3650. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 491
INDO-SKYTHIANS, Kshaharatas. Nahapana, 1st century. Drachm (Silver, 11.5 mm, 2.04 g). PANNINω ΞAHAPATAC NAHAΠANAC (?) Diademed and draped bust of Nahapana to right, wearing flat-topped cap. Rev. Rajno Kshaharatasa Napanasa (in Brahmi) and Rana Chaharatasa Nahapanasa (in Karoshthi) Stylized thunderbolt and arrow with pellet between. Senior 303. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
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