obolos 21
2 January 2022
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SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Cyrrhus. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 21 mm, 10.50 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤO ΚAIC Λ ΑΥΡHΛ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΔΙOC ΚΑΤEΒΑΤΟΥ ΚVΡΡΗϹΤΩΝ / Γ Zeus Kataibates seated left on rock, holding thunderbolt in right hand and long scepter in left. RPC IV.3 Online temp. 9042. Dark patina with earthen highlights. Fine.
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SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Cyrrhus. Philip II, 247-249. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.75 g, 12 h). AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦΙΛΙΠΠOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. ΔIOC KATEBATOY / KYPHCTΩN Statue of Zeus Kataibates seated facing within hexastyle temple, holding thunderbolt in his right hand and scepter in his left; at feet to left, eagle; above pediment, bull(?) leaping right. BMC 34. Butcher 21c. RPC VIII Online ID 7844. SNG Copenhagen 49. Well centered and with brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unrecorded variety
JUDAEA. Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Macrinus, 217-218. Tetradrachm (Billon, 24 mm, 13.29 g, 12 h). AYT M OΠΛ C MAKPINOC C Laureate head of Macrinus to right. Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞ ΥΠATOC ΠΠ Εagle standing facing on filleted thyrsos, head left, with wings spread; vine leaf between legs. Meshorer, Aelia 97. Cf. Prieur 1637 (obverse legend). Unrecorded variety. Attractive and well struck. Flan a little tight, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA. Carrhae. Antonine Period, Circa 138-192. (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.42 g, 12 h). ΚΑΡΡΗΝΩΝ Crab. Rev. Star in crescent; below, globe [EΤΟVϹ ΘϞ]. Bellinger, Dura 1498. RPC IV online, 9574. Very rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Gordian III, with Abgar X Phraates, 238-244. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.88 g, 5 h). AYTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, seen from behind; in right field, star. Rev. ABΓAΡOC BACIΛEVC Crowned and draped bust of Abgar to right, wearing decorated diademed tiara; behind, star. BMC 144. SNG Copenhagen 228. Dark green patina with light sandy deposits. Typical porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Gordian III, with Abgar X Phraates, 238-244. (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.25 g, 11 h). AΥTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, seen from behind, holding in right hand spear resting on shoulder and shield on left arm; to left, star. Rev. ABΓAPOC BACIΛEΥC Crowned and draped bust of Abgar X to right, seen from front; to left, star. BMC 158. SNG Copenhagen -. Dark green patina with earthen highlights. Fine.
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Starting Price: 30 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA. Nisibis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 25 mm, 12.03 g, 11 h). ΑΥT ΚΑI Μ ΑΡΑΥ CE ΑΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC C Laureate head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. CEΠ ΚΟΛΟ ΝECΙΒΙ ΜΗΤP Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right; above, ram leaping right, head turned back; in right field, star. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 233 (bust). SNG Righetti 2618. With a dark brown patina and boldly engraved heads. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA. Nisibis. Philip II, 247-249. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.03 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ ϹEΒ Radiate and cuirassed bust of Philip II to left, seen from front, wearing balteus. Rev. ΙΟΥ CEΠ ΚΟΛΩ ΝECΙΒΙ ΜΗΤ Tetrastyle temple with arched pediment enclosing draped, veiled and turreted figure of Tyche seated facing, with ram leaping to right above her; below, river god swimming right. BMC 22-4. RPC VIII Online ID 2962. SNG Copenhagen 240. Well centered and struck, with a dark greenish-brown patina. Porosity, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MESOPOTAMIA. Rhasaena. Caracalla and Geta, 198-217 and 211-212. (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.28 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Caracalla, on the left, facing laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta, on the right; between them, eagle standing left, wings displayed, head right. Rev. III [...] Vexillum. Castelin 13. Green patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
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EGYPT. Alexandria. Nero & Poppaea, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Billon, 24 mm, 12.57 g, 11 h), regnal year I = 10 = 63-64. NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY Radiate head of Nero to right. Rev. ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ / L I Draped bust of Poppaea to right. BMC 122. Dattari (Savio) 196. Köln 157. RPC I 5275. A clear example with attractive portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
EGYPT. Alexandria. Hadrian, 117-138. Tetradrachm (Billon, 23 mm, 12.22 g, 11 h), regnal year IΔ = 14 = 129-130. AΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. L IΔ Draped bust of Helios to right, wearing radiate crown. Dattari (Savio) 1384-5. K&G 32.478. Köln 1002. RPC III 5737. Well centered and quite appealing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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