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18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
KINGS of PARTHIA. Arsakes II. 211-185 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.21 g 12), Rhagae?, circa 209. Head of Arsakes II to left, wearing bashlik. Rev. ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ Arsakes I seated right on low throne, holding bow in his right hand; to right, eagle. Sellwood 6.1. Shore 4. Attractive, well struck and nicely toned. Some uncleaned encrustations on obverse and reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.21 g 12), Ecbatana, circa 119-109. Diademed bust of Mithradates II to left, wearing torque and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Arsakes I seated right on low throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1. Shore 77. A wonderful piece, perfectly preserved and beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates III. Circa 70/69-58/7 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.13 g 12), Rhagae, circa 63/2-62/1. Diademed facing bust, with trim beard, elaborate robes and a necklace with a central medallion. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ // ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ // ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΚΑΙ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram of Rhagae. Sellwood (Darius?) 35.7. Shore 165. A spectacular example of a rare coin, with a wonderfully evocative portrait. One of the very finest coins of this type in existence. Beautifully toned and struck on full, large flan, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
KINGS of PERSIS. Bagadat (Bayadad). Early-mid 3rd century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.47 g 2). Diademed and bearded head of Bagadat to right, with luxuriant mustache; wearing kyrbasia or satrapal hat, and pendant earring. Rev. Aramaic legend in two lines. Bagadat seated left on high-backed throne, wearing kyrbasia and long robes and holding cup in his left hand and long scepter in his right; to left, standard. Alram 511. BMC, Arabia, p. 195, 1. De Morgan p. 397, 1. Very rare. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 15000 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos II. Circa 185-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.03 g 12). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Youthful Herakles, nude but for lionskin over his left arm, standing facing, wearing an ivy wreath and holding a club in his left hand and a second ivy wreath in his right. Bopearachchi 1 D. Mitchiner 113b. SNG ANS 217-218. A lovely coin struck in good silver. Lightly toned, Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 4500 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I. Circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.97 g 11), 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. Bopearachchi Série 1A, 1-2. Mitchiner 124b. SNG ANS 274. Very rare in this condition. A superb piece, on a broad flan and with a wonderful portrait in high relief. Lightly toned, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
India, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas. Circa 115-95 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.44 g 12). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ Diademed and draped bust of Antialkidas to right, wearing kausia. Rev. Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialikidasa Zeus seated on throne to left, half facing, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, forepart of elephant to right. Bop. 13 B, 42. SNG ANS 1094. Beautifully toned and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
India, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander II. Circa 90-80 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.41 g 12). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΟΥ Helmeted, diademed and draped bust of Menander II to right. Rev. Maharajasa dhramikasa Menamdrasa Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch; to left, monogram. Bopearachchi 2B. Mitchiner 229b (Menander I). SNG ANS 1270/1269. Extremely rare. Nicely toned and struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF