obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
YUEH-CHI. Sapadbizes, late 1st century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 16 mm, 1.42 g, 12 h). ΣAΠAΔBIZHΣ Draped bust of Sapadbizes to right, wearing crested Macedonian helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. NANAIA / NANAIA Lion standing to right with open jaws; above, crescent above Λ. HGC 12, 516. MIG 2824-28. Well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LOCAL ISSUES, Silk Road region. Circa 5th-8th centuries. Bracteate (Gold, 17.5 mm, 0.39 g, 12 h). Bare head facing. Rev. Incuse of obverse. Unpublished, but see Leu (Winterthur) 15, 27 February 2021, 1059 (same die) and Roma E89, 28 October 2021, 765 (different die). With four holes equidistant along the edges for suspension as an appliqué, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LOCAL ISSUES, Silk Road region. Circa 5th-8th centuries. Bracteate (Gold, 16 mm, 0.27 g, 12 h). Helmeted and cuirassed Roman-style bust facing, head turned slightly to right, holding spear in right hand over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm; Pseudo-legend around. Rev. Incuse of obverse. Cf. Göbl, Dokumente pl. 87, B1. An interesting piece showing cross-cultural exchange through Central Asia. Flan slightly crinkled, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises, c. 100-127/8. Tetradrachm (Copper, 27 mm, 16.81 g, 12 h), main mint in Begram. Vima Kadphises standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar to left; trident to left, tamgha and club to right. Rev. Siva standing facing, holding trident in right hand; behind, the bull Nandi standing right; Buddhist triratana (Three Jewels) to left. Donum Burns 98. MK 762. Well struck, and with a dark brown patina. Scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
SASANIAN KINGS. Circa 6th - 7th century. (Silver, 39.34 g). Lot of Twelve (10) Sassanian Drachms. Good very fine with some better. A fine lot. Sold as is, no returns (10).
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SASANIAN KINGS. Circa 6th - 7th century. (Silver, 70.68 g). Lot of Seventeen (17) Sassanian Drachms. Good very fine with some better. Two broken, but complete. A fine lot. Sold as is, no returns (17).
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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