obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Lot 397
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 370-360 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.82 g, 6 h). Head of roaring lion to left; below, Aramaic letter. Rev. Draped bust of Athena to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Atlan -. Cf. SNG BN 739 (no letter and Athena to right). A rare variety, boldly struck, and with a splendid lion's head . Light porosity-traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 398
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.95 g, 12 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. Scattered deposits on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 399
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.67 g, 12 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. SNG von Aulock 4797. Well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 400
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 145-125 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 16.13 g, 12 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. SNG von Aulock 4797. Die-shift on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 401
PISIDIA. Isinda. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 6.19 g, 1 h), dated year Δ (4) = 22/1 BC. Diademed head of Zeus to right. Rev. IΣIN Warrior on horseback right, hurling spear held in right hand; below, coiled serpent to right; above to left, Δ (date). DCA 549. SNG BN 1574-5. DCA 549. Green patina. A few earthen highlghts, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 402
PISIDIA. Isinda. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.58 g, 11 h), Year I (10) = 16/5 BC. Diademed head of Zeus to right. Rev. IΣIN Warrior on horseback right, hurling spear held in right hand; below, coiled serpent to right; above to left, I. DCA 549. SNG BN 1577-8. Green patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Excellent head of Athena
Lot 403
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 350-300 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.03 g, 10 h). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and tendril; all within incuse square. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock 5268. Lovely early style and excellent centering. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 404
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 350-300 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 1.04 g, 6 h). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue. Rev. Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and tendril; all within incuse square. SNG BN 1928. Fine Classical style and with an attractive tone. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 405
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.89 g, 12 h). Two nude wrestlers, standing and grappling with each other; MY between them. Rev. ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ Slinger standing right; to right, triskeles to left above vertical club. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG von Aulock -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Possibly unpublished
Lot 406
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.70 g, 11 h). Two nude wrestlers, standing and grappling with each other; MO between them. Rev. ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ Slinger standing right; to right, triskeles to left above vertical club, set on ground. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Quite rare and possibly unpublished with MO between the wrestlers' legs. Reverse poorly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 407
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 26 mm, 10.59 g, 11 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, AΛ. Rev. ΣEΛΓEΩN Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; in field to right, counter-clockwise triskeles above vertical club. SNG France -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber 7424. Slight die-shift and minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 408
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 25.5 mm, 8.88 g, 1 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, K. Rev. ΣEΛΓEΩN Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; in field to right, clockwise triskeles above vertical club and filleted cornucopiae. SNG BN 1939. SNG Copenhagen 249. Overstruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Struck from the finest obverse die
Lot 409
CILICIA. Aigeai. Circa 47-29 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 14.46 g, 12 h), year Iς = 16 = 32-31. Turreted and veiled bust of the Tyche of Aigeai to right; fillet border. Rev. AIΓEAIΩN Athena standing to left, holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on her spear and shield; to left, ΔI and club; in exergue, Iς Δ. Arnold-Biucci, Trésor 54-67 (D4/R11). DCA 355. Houghton & Bendall 4 var. (A3/P-; unlisted reverse die). Prieur 711. RPC I 4027. SNG BN -. SNG Levante 1655. Obverse particularly well centered and of fine style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 410
CILICIA. Isaura. Circa 333-322 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.39 g, 12 h). Head of Herakles facing slightly to left, the mane of his lion's skin forming an aura around hi head. Rev. Head of lion facing slightly to left. Göktürk 86. Light porosity and reverse struck from a shattered die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 411
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-385/4 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.77 g, 3 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 Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes in his right hand and thyrsos with his left. Casabonne Type 4. Lederer 25 (same dies). SNG BN -. SNG Levante -. With the usual die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 412
CILICIA. Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.87 g, 12 h). Bearded head of Pan to right. Rev. ΝΑΓΙΔΙΚΩΝ Amphora. SNG BN -. SNG Levante -. SNG Pfälzer 957. Rare issue. Toned. Porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 413
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 1062.00 g, 5 h). Amazon, nude to the waist, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip. Rev. [ΣΟΛ]ΕΩΝ - Θ Large bunch of grapes with stem to right; in lower right field, ankh. SNG Levante -. SNG BN 135 var. (A-Θ). SNG von Aulock -. Light porosity, flan flaws and test cut on obverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 414
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 410-375 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 6 mm, 0.29 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing modified Attic helmet with tendril on the bowl. Rev. Bunch of grapes within linear circle; all within shallow circular incuse. BMC 24. SNG BN -. SNG Levante -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 415
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.72 g, 3 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217-8. SNG France 310-1. Elegantly toned, of good style and well-struck. Minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 416
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 25 mm, 10.96 g, 2 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, TR; below throne, M. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left; below, monogram or symbol. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG BN 335. SNG Levante Suppl. 20. Lightly toned and well struck. Slight die-wear, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 417
CILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios, satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, plated, 24 mm, 9.28 g, 6 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; controls to left and below throne unclear. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. Porosity and core exposed in spots, test cut on obverse edge. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 418
CILICIA. Tarsos. After 164 BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.54 g, 1 h). Turreted and veiled head of the Tyche of Tarsos to right; behind, five-rayed star. Rev. TΑΡΣΕΩΝ MH/TPOΠὌΛἜΩ/Σ Sandan standing right on horned, winged animal within a pyramidal monument surmounted by an eagle. SNG ΒΝ 1343 var (no star). An attractive coin and rare with this legend. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 419
CILICIA. Uncertain. Mid 5th century BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.17 g, 1 h). Head of Athena or a beardless local hero to right, with a lozenge-shaped archaic eye, wearing an undecorated Attic helmet with crest. Rev. Uncertain legend Raven standing to left within a pelleted rectangular border; the whole within a shallow incuse square. Unpublished, but see Peus 427, 2020, 321 for a coin of the same types, but with an uncertain legend and described as an unpublished dynastic issue from Lycia; see also Nomos 20, 2020, 250 for a very similar coin but lacking a legend and with the raven standing to right. An intriguing coin with fascinating bird on the reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 420
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.68 g, 1 h). Head of a goddess facing, turned slightly to left, wearing an ornate stephane and earrings; in field to left, rose. Rev. Head of Satrap to left, wearing bashlyk. Babelon, Perses p. XLVII, fig. 12. SNG BN -. SNG Levante -. Winzer 18.1 (Mazaios). An attractive and intriguing coin. Minor porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 421
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.41 g, 7 h). Veiled and draped female bust facing slightly to left. Rev. Bearded bust of Herakles to left, lion's skin draped around neck. SNG BN 480. SNG Levante 220. Well-centered and struck, but of crude (perhaps barbarous?) style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 422
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III, circa 375-336 BC. 1/8 Siglos (Silver, 10 mm, 0.49 g), Sardes. Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and bow in left. Rev. Patterned incuse punch. BMC Arabia -. Cf. Carradice Type IIIb Late (no silver known). Sunrise 26 corr. (but there dated to c. 485-420; same reverse punch). Extremely rare with just a handful of specimens known. Struck from a remarkably well-made obverse die. Porosity. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 423
CILICIA. Uncertain. Circa 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.66 g, 6 h). The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and bow ending in a globe in his left. Rev. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and arrow in his left. Göktürk 34. SNG Paris 401 (but as Mallos). Light toning and good centering. Some striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 424
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 5th-4th centuries BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 8 mm, 0.17 g, 11 h). Head of Apollo(?) left, wearing tainia. Rev. Head of Athena left within incuse square, wearing Conrinthian helmet. Unpublished in the standard references, but see CNG E449, 138 for another example. A tiny but beautifully made coin. Obverse struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 425
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.27 g, 12 h), countermarked by Mithradates II (c. 89-85 BC), Arkathiokerta(?). Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk; in the field to left, countermark of the Aramaic letter p (Kovacs 28). Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 24. Relatively nice for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 426
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.34 g), Arkathiokerta. Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Debased circular legend, meant to read ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟY. ACV 192. CAA -. Kovacs 27. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 427
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 23 mm, 1.62 g, 9 h), Arkathiokerta. Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk tied with diadem. Rev. Lion walking slowly to right. ACV -. Cf. Kovacs 28 (lion walking to left). A little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 428
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 0.70 g, 10 h), Arkathiokerta. Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk tied with diadem. Rev. Lion walking slowly to left. ACV -. Kovacs 28. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 429
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 0.73 g, 6 h), Arkathiokerta. Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Bashlyk. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 29. A nice example of this often poorly struck issue. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 430
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10 mm, 1.07 g, 4 h), Arkathiokerta. Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. MIΘPAΔATOY Nike advancing to left, crowning king's name. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Obolos 15, 2020, 466. Well centered and with brown patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 431
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, Satrap, circa 180s-170s BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.08 g, 12 h). Uncertain Aramaic legend Draped bust of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Female head (queen?) to right. ACV -. Kovacs -. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 432
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, Satrap, 180s-170s BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 111.5 mm, 0.94 g, 10 h). Uncertain Aramaic legend Draped bust of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Female head (queen?) to right. CV -. Kovacs -. This coin is unpublished in the standard references, but a number of examples have appeared on the market over the past few years. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Just a few examples known
Lot 433
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Mithradates, Satrap, circa 180s-170s BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 4.11 g, 11 h). Draped bust of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk tied with a diadem. Rev. 'mtrdt' (in Aramaic) Eagle with closed wings standing right; all within shallow circular incuse. ACV -. Kovacs -. Leu (Winterthur) 7 (2020), 1338. Extremely rare - just a few examples known. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 434
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Artaxias III, 18-34. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.68 g, 5 h), imitative coinage, struck posthumously, 35-54. Garbled retrograde legend starting at 12' Five-pointed Armenian tiara to left; to right, star; below left, Δ (= 4). Rev. Garbled legend starting at 1' Horse standing to right. ACV - (cf. 244 var.). Kovacs 194. Brown patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The second known example!
Lot 435
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos III, circa 12 BC-AD 17. Half chalkous (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.66 g, 12 h), Mopsos. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Wreathed head of Artemis to right; below, off flan here, monogram. Kovacs 236. Extremely rare - the second known example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 436
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 29 mm, 13.90 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, circa 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ M-EΓ ANTIO-XOΣ EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. BMC 1-3. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Dark green and tan patina. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 437
KINGS OF ARMENIA MINOR. Aristobulus, AD 54-92. Chalkous (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.26 g, 6 h), Nicopolis ad Lycum, year ΙΓ (13) = 66/7. ΒΑCΙΛEωC APICTOBOYΛOY Capricorn to left with globe between his forelegs, with star above and three pellets bellow. Rev. Hand to left, holding scales enclosing ETO /VC• /IΓ between the balance pans. RPC II Online 3840A.1 (this coin). Dark brown patina. Spots of removed corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 438
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.33 g, 12 h), Antioch. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Tripod; to left, monogram of ΣΩ; to right, monogram of ΠΑ. HGC 9, 94. SC 18.1. WSM 916. Excellent sharp strike from fresh dies. Minor porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished countermark!
Lot 439
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 8.45 g, 1 h), Apamea-on-the-Orontes, circa 300-281. Elephant standing right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Bridled horse's head to left; below anchor to left; c/m: laureate head of Apollo within circular incuse. HGC 9, 79. SC 35. Dark green patina with a seemingly previously unrecorded countermark for the issue. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 440
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 10.56 g, 3 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (II), late 280s. Winged head of Medusa to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Bull butting right, with monogram between his back legs; above, Θ and star. HGC 107a. Cf. SC 153.1 (without star above). Dark green patina and boldly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 441
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.34 g, 12 h), Smyrna or Sardes. Head of Athena facing, wearing a triple-crested Attic helmet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left; to left, monogram. HGC 9, 167. SC 315a. Well struck and with a greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
With countermark of Byzantion
Lot 442
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.89 g, 6 h), Countermarked for re-use in Byzantion around 220-200 BC, Seleukia on-the-Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right; c/m: prow right with ΠY above Λ to left, all within circular incuse. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟXΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left and right, monograms. HGC 9, 128g. SC 379.3c. Interesting countermark of Byzantion. very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 443
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), Apameia-on-the-Orontes (?), c. 212. Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Elephant walking right; to right, monogram. HGC 9, 453a. SC 1065.6. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 444
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.34 g, 12 h), Sardes, c. 213. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Elephant standing left. HGC 9, 560. SC 981. Lamination flaw on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 445
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), Ekbatana. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo, nude, seated left on omphalos, holding an arrow in his right hand and his bow in his left; in left field, indistinct control. HGC 9, 623d. SC 1548. Overstruck with the partial legend of the host coin visible in the exergue of the reverse. Quite unusual. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 446
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 4.15 g, 11 h), mint in northern Media or Hyrcania. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo, nude, seated left on omphalos, holding an arrow in his right hand and his bow in his left; in inner field to left, monogram; in outer left field, Λ; in outer right field, cornucopiae. HGC 9, 623e. SC 1559.7. Well-centered and struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 447
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 16.71 g, 2 h), Antioch, circa 162-155/4. Diademed head of Demetrios I to right; around, laurel wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Tyche, holding a short scepter in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left, seated left on a backless throne supported by a sphinx; in exergue, monogram of HP. HGC 9, 795f. SC 1640.2a. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 448
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.65 g, 2 h), Seleukeia-on-the Tigris. Head of Demetrios I to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, holding spear over far shoulder in right hand, shield by side (?). HGC 9, 843. SC 1696. Brown patina with some red. Light smoothing, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 51 CHF
Starting Price: 15 CHF
Lot 449
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.84 g, 11 h), Commagenian(?) imitiation. Diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and resting his left on bow. Cf. HGC 9, 887 (for the original type). Toned and unusual. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
New coin of Alexander I Balas
Lot 450
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.68 g, 5 h), Uncertain western mint. Radiate and diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ [ΑΛΕΞΑ]ΝΔΡ[ΟΥ] Apollo standing facing, head left, holding arrow in right hand and resting left arm on short column behind; in right field, uncertain control. HGC 9 -. SC -. Apparently unpublished. Brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 451
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.94 g, 12 h), Antioch, year ΘΞΡ = 169 = 144-143. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right; behind, monogram. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ - ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / ΘΞP - ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; below Apollo's legs, Φ. HGC 9, 1036a. SC 2002.2a. Very clearly struck. Hairline flan crack as is nearly always the case for this issue, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 452
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-126/5 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 13.16 g, 12 h), Tyre, year 187 = 126/5. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on prow, with palm branch over his right shoulder; to left Α/ΡΕ over club topped by the Tyre monogram; to right, monogram of ΑΣΥ over ZΠΡ; between legs, monogram of MY. HGC 9, 1122. SC 2195.5c. Attractive old collection toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 453
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 16.18 g, 11 h), second reign at Antioch, circa 112-110. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus Ouranios, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding star in outstretched right hand and long scepter in left, crescent above; to left, monogram above A; to inner right, Δ; all within laurel wreath. HGC 9, 1197e. SC 2302.1f. Light porosity, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Very Rare
Lot 454
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum. Ptolemy son of Mennaios, 80-45 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 3.51 g, 1 h), Ptolemy was the ruler of Ituraea, year ΜΣ = 240 = 73/2 BC. Bust of Hermes to right. Rev. LM-Σ Caduceus with fillet on club-shaped staff. Herman 3.10-12. Kindler 4. Sofaer 8-10. Well struck and quite rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 455
PHOENICIA. Tyre. Circa 425-333 BC. 1/16 Shekel (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.78 g, 7 h). Hippocamp swimming to left, above two waves. Rev. Owl standing left, head facing; crook and flail over shoulder. Elayi 1577. HGC 10, 333. Well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 456
PHOENICIA. Sidon. Baalshallim II, circa 401-366 BC. 1/16 Shekel (Silver, 8 mm, 0.63 g, 12 h). B (in Phoenician) Galley sailing to left above waves. Rev. Persian king standing right, wearing crenelated rown, with left hand grasping lion by its mane and preparing to slay it with dagger held in right hand. Betlyon 20. Elai 804-48. HGC 10, 238. Wonderful clear types. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Imitating both Arados and Sidon
Lot 457
PHOENICIA. Uncertain. 4th century BC. 1/16 Shekel (Silver, 8 mm, 0.78 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Ba'al-Arwad to right. Rev. Persian king standing right, with left hand grasping lion by the mane and holding knife in right; all within incuse square. Seemingly unpublished and quite interesting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 458
JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.40 g, 6 h), Prutah, year 2 = 67-68. "year 2" in Paleo-Hebrew, around amphora with broad rim and two handles. Rev. "for the redemption of Zion" in Paleo-Hebrew, around vine leaf on small branch with tendril. Hendin 1360. Meshorer 196. SNG Copenhagen 101-102. SNG ANS 427. Well-centered and very pleasant for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Faces everywhere you see
Lot 459
NABATAEA. Petra. Aretas IV, with Shaqilat, 9 BC-AD 40. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.52 g), 26-48. Jugate and laureate busts right of Aretas with v-shaped head decoration and a moustache, and Shuqailat with crown of Isis. Rev. Two crossed cornucopiae, between the horns, in three lines "Aretas Shuqailat" in Nabataean. CN 186. Meshorer, Nabataea 114. Double-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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
New variety
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
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
Lot 492
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Triobol (Gold, 10.5 mm, 1.78 g, 12 h), Alexandreia, c. 298/7-294. Bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing diadem and aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠTΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread; to left, monogram of ΠΥ. BMC 68-69. CPE 144. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 223, pl. VI, 10. Light surface abrasions and deposits, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Dies unrecorded by Olivier & Lorber
Lot 493
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Gold, 19 mm, 13.79 g, 12 h), Alexandria. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield. Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and wearing aegis, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled, to right. Olivier & Lorber - (both dies unattested in the die study). Svoronos 604. SNG Copenhagen 133. Scratch on the obverse and apparently with a modern graffito produced with a marker, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
For use during the Fifth Syrian War
Lot 494
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Obol (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 11.08 g, 12 h), Telmessus, time of the Fifth Syrian War, 202-195. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings folder; in left field, tripod. SNG Copenhagen 476 and Svoronos 791 (but both attribute this type to Ptolemy II, from the mint of Ake-Ptolemaïs). Dark brownish-green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 495
SPAIN. Caesaraugusta. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. As (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 9.65 g, 6 h), struck under the duovirs M. Porcius and Cn. Fadius. MP AVGVSTVS XIV Laureate head of Augustus to left; simpulum and lituus to left. Rev. CAESARAVGVSTA / M PORCI CN FAD / II VIR Priest plowing right with yoke of oxen. RPC I 314. SNG Copenhagen 545. Dark patina with earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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