obolos 20
3 October 2021
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Lot 891
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 25 mm, 4.45 g, 4 h), Mint B ('Hamadan'), circa 233/4-238/9. Draped bust of Ardashir I to right, wearing diadem and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and no earflaps. Rev. Fire altar with diadems. SNS I Type V(4a)/3b(2b). Sunrise 721. Very fine.
Current Bid: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
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Lot 892
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, with Prince 1, 276-293. Drachm (Silver, 25 mm, 4.08 g, 3 h), style I (?), unsigned 'HWPY/HRPY' (Herat). Confronted busts of Bahram II to right, wearing winged crown with korymbos, and Prince 1 to left, wearing kulaf; pellet to left of Bahram's crown. Rev. Fire altar; flanked by two attendants, each wearing winged crown with korymbos. SNS type II(1)/2(1a), Style I. Sunrise -. Extremely rare. Toned. Stress fracture and edge chip, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 400 CHF
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Lot 893
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram IV, 388-399. Drachm (Silver, 24 mm, 4.30 g, 3 h), AWH. Bust of Bahram IV to right, wearing winged merlon crown with korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons; two attendants flanking, mint signature flanking flames; trace of legend on altar shaft. SNS Type Ia3/3. Sunrise 885 var. (reverse type). Light iridescent toning around the devices. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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Lot 894
SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I, 399-420. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 4.23 g, 3 h), KL (Shiragan in Kirman). Bust of Yazdgard I to right, wearing crown with frontal crescent and korymbos. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants; flanking flames, crescents and pellets. SNS III, pl. 52, A38. extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
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Lot 896
SASANIAN KINGS. Peroz I, 457/9-484. Drachm (Silver, 26 mm, 4.03 g, 3 h), DA (Darabgird). Draped bust of Peroz I to right, wearing mural crown with two wings and korymbos set on crescent, crescent on forehead. Rev. Fire altar flanked by two attendants; above, star and crescent. Göbl III/1. SNS III type IIIa/1c. Toned. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
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Lot 897
SASANIAN KINGS. Balash, 484-488. Drachm (Silver, 29 mm, 4.03 g, 3 h), GW (Gurgān or Qum?) mint, c. 485-488. Bust 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. SNS type Ib/1a (pl. 102, 19). Sunrise -. Extensive die breaks on the reverse, a smaller die-break and some die-rust on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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Lot 898
SASANIAN KINGS. Khosrau I, 531-579. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 4.09 g, 3 h), AW (Ohrmazd-Ardaxšīr), year 19 = AD 550. Draped bust of Khosrau I to right, wearing mural crown with fronted crescent, korymbos set on crescent. Rev. Fire altar flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Göbl type II/2. Zeno.ru #54207. Lightly toned. Graffiti on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
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Lot 899
SASANIAN KINGS. Hormizd IV, 579-590. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 4.13 g, 3 h), ART (Ardashir-Khurra), regnal year 2 = AD 580. Draped bust of Hormizd IV to right, wearing elaborate mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent. Rev. Fire altar flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SSCT 1009. Flan fault on the reverse and struck from a slightly worn dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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Lot 900
SASANIAN KINGS. Khosrau II. Drachm (Silver, 32 mm, 3.88 g, 3 h), ART (Ardashir-Khurra), year 30 = AD 620 (?). Bust of Khosrau II to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two wings, and star-in-crescent; ribbons and crescents on shoulders. Rev. Fire altar flanked by attendants; crescent and star flanking flames. Göbl type II/2. Cf. Zeno.ru #209749. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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Lot 909
INDO-SKYTHIANS, Apracharajas. Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Tetradrachm (Billon, 24 mm, 9.71 g, 9 h). Nonsensical legend containing AZZOI King right on horseback, holding whip; in field to right, letter. Rev. Athena standing right, raising right hand and holding spear and shield in left; monograms to left and right. Senior.175.250T. Dark deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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Lot 910
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azilizes, circa 85-45/35 BC. Drachm (Billon, 16 mm, 1.85 g, 2 h). BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΖΟΥΛΟΥ King on horseback to right, raising his right hand and holding whip in his left; to right, Karoshti letter. Rev. Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa Ayilishasa City goddess standing left, holding wreath in right hand and shield on left arm; in fields, monogram. Cf. Senior 35.1D (controls). Toned. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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Lot 911
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azes II, Circa 58-12 BC. (Bronze, 27 mm, 13.42 g, 2 h), Taxila. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΖΟΥ Humper bull standing right; above, monogram. Rev. Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatas Ayasa Lion standing right; above, monogram. HGC 12, 657. Senior 102. Black patina. Very fine.
Current Bid: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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Lot 912
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I, circa 127/8-152. Dinar (Gold, 20 mm, 8.16 g, 12 h), main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). ÞAONANOÞAO KA NhÞKI KOÞANO Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing left, holding goad in right hand and scepter in left, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder. Rev. MIIPO Miiro (Mithra) standing left, extending right hand in benediction and holding hilt of sword with left; in left field, tamgha. Donum Burns 126. MK 56. Very fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
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