nomos 21
21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 260
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Mithradates II, 121-91 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.16 g, 1 h), Ekbatana, 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 27.2. Shore 86-87. Sunrise 294. A splendid, sharply struck coin with glossy surfaces and a fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 261
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Sinatrukes, 93/2-70/69 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), Rhagae. Diademed bust of Sinatrukes to left, wearing high tiara, ornamented with seated stags along the crest and a horn on the side, a torque with plain ends and elaborate robes. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ // ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ // ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ // ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ / ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow. Sellwood 33.4 (Gotarzes I). Shore 113 (Gotarzes I). Sunrise 302. Sharply struck, toned and extremely attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 262
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Arsakes XVI, 78/7-62/1. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.15 g, 2 h), Rhagai. Diademed bust of Arsakes XVI to left, wearing torques and ornamental robes. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MEΓ-AΛOY / APΣAKOY / ΘEOΠATOPOΣ - EYEPΓETOY Archer (Arsakes I) seated on throne to right, holding bow. Bellwood 30.16 (Unknown King). Shore 134 (Orodes I). Bright and attractive, on a broad flan with a very sharply-struck reverse. Obverse a little weak, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 263
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 4.14 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Phraates to left; behind, eagle left, holding a wreath in its beak to crown the king. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ... (highly garbled Greek legend in the form of a square) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 52.32-33 (uncertain letter behind the throne on the reverse). Sunrise 395. An impressive piece, struck on an especially broad flan. Reverse very slightly double-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF