obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Orodes II, circa 57-38 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.08 g, 11 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Orodes II to left; to left, star; to right, crescent above star. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram; behind throne, symbol. Sellwood 48.9. Shore 261. Sunrise 381. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.79 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Phraates IV to left; behind, eagle left, holding a wreath in its beak to crown the king; before, star within crescent. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ... (highly blundered Greek legend in the form of a square) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram; behind throne, monogram. Sellwood 54.11. Shore -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Phraates IV to left; behind, eagle left, holding a wreath in its beak to crown the king; before, star or rosette. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ... (highly blundered Greek legend in the form of a square) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 53.7. Shore 296. Sunrise -. Toned. Light deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 3.54 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 blundered Greek legend in the form of a square) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram; behind throne, o. Sellwood 52.32. Cf. Shore 291 (letter behind throne). Cf. Sunrise 395. Deposits, otherwise, very fine.
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KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraates IV, circa 38-2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed bust of Phraates to left; behind, eagle flying to left, bearing a wreath in its beak to crown the king. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 52.36. Shore 287. Sunrise -. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Phraatakes, circa 2 BC-AD 4. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 3.18 g, 11 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Phraatakes to left; before, star-in-crescent; behind, Nike flying left crowning him with wreath. Rev. Blundered legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 56.6. Shore 317. Sunrise -. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Artabanos IV, circa 10-38. Drachm (Billon, 18 mm, 3.49 g, 12 h), Mithradatkart. Diademed bust of Artabanos III to left; to left, star-in-crecent. Rev. Blundered legend consisting entirely of pellets Archer (Arsakes I) seated right, holding bow; below bow, blundered legend of Mithradatkart; behind, monogram. Sellwood 63.13. Cf. Shore 347. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Artabanos IV, circa 10-38. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 3.71 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Artabanos IV to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦIΛΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ (sic!) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 63.6 (Artabanos II). Shore 341-3 (Artabanos II). Sunrise 412. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vardanes I, circa 40-45. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.64 g, 1 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vardanes I to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦIΛΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 64.31. Shore 353. Sunrise 414. Toned. Light porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases I, circa 51-78. Drachm (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.68 g, 12 h), second reign 58-77, Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vologases I to left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟY EYEPΓETOY ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗXΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. SNP 114A-148. Sellwood 70.13. Shore 374. Sunrise 424. Well struck and toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Pakoros I, circa 78-120. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.67 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Pakoros I to left. Rev. Debased legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 78.3. Shore 413. Lightly toned and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Pakoros I, circa 78-120. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Pakoros I to left. Rev. Debased legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on high-backed throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 78.3. Shore 414. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases IV, circa 147-191. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.61 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed bust of Vologases IV to left, wearing tiara. Rev. Blundered legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; foot shaped as Λ; below bow, monogram . Sellwood 84.132. Shore 434. Well centered and struck on a large flan. Deposits and minor roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Osroes II, circa 190. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.66 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Osroes II to left, wearing tiara. Rev. Blundered legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 85.1. Shore 437. Toned. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Osroes II, circa AD 190. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.75 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Osroes II to left, wearing tiara. Rev. Blundered legend Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 85.1. Shore 437. Micely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases VI, circa 208-228. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. wz (in Aramaic) Diademed bust of Vologases VI to left, wearing tiara with earflap. Rev. Debased legend (in Aramaic) Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 88.19. Shore 458. Sunrise 459. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases VI, circa 208-228. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 3.43 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. wz (Aramaic) Diademed bust of Vologases VI to left, wearing tiara with earflap. Rev. Debased legend (in Aramaic) Archer (Arsakes I) seated to right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 88.18. Shore 456. Sunrise -. Toned. Light roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Vologases VI, circa 208-228. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.79 g, 12 h), Ecbatana. Diademed and draped bust of Vologases VI to left, wearing tiara; behind head, Aramaic abbreviation of the king's name. Rev. Blundered legend Rev. Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; below bow, monogram. Sellwood 88.18. Shore 456. Reverse struck a little off-center, heavy deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V, circa 54/3-33/2 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.32 g, 12 h), Seleukeia on the Hedyphon(?). Diademed and draped bust of Kamnaskires V to left. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΚΑΜΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ ΤΟ ΕΓ ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΚΑΜΝΑCΚΙΡΟΥ Diademed male head to left. Van't Haaff 9.1, Subtype 5-1. Toned. Light deposits and porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Osroes, 1st quarter of 2nd century AD. Obol (Bronze, 12 mm, 1.73 g, 12 h). Diademed bust of Osroes to left. with large tufts of har at side and on top of head. Rev. Diademed and draped female bust to right. Van't Haaff 15.3, Subtype 1-1. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Local issues, circa 295/3-285/3 BC. Diobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.06 g, 3 h), uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Kalathos(?). Rev. Double-bodied owl with single facing head. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 10 = HGC 12, 13 = SNG ANS 11. Extremely rare. Dark find patina with light earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Sophytes, circa 305-294 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 11 mm, 1.57 g, 11 h), imitating Athens, uncertain mint in the Oxus Region, c. 261-239/8. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with with three olive leaves over the visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Rev. ΑΘ[Ε] Owl standing right, head facing; behind, olive spray and crecent; all within incuse square. Bopearachchi, Sophytes Group 1A. HGC 12, 9. SNG ANS 9-10. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Sophytes, circa 305-294 BC. Obol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.57 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in the Oxus Region. Male head to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and wing on cheek guard. Rev. ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ Cockerel standing right; to left, kerykeion. Bopearachchi, Sophytes -. HGC 12, 17. SNG ANS 26. Darkly toned. Slightly rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
GRECO-BAKTRIAN KINGDOM. Diodotos II, circa 246-230 BC. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.87 g, 6 h), mint B (probably Baktra). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΟΔΟΤΟΥ Artemis advaincing right, holding torch with both hands; in right field, star. Bopearachchi 9A; HGC 12, 30. Holt I2. 32-38. Reddish-brown patina. Surface roughnes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I, circa 225-200 BC. (Bronze, 24.5 mm, 7.87 g, 5 h), Mint B (“Baktra”), c. 215-208/6. Bearded head of Herakles to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ Horse rearing right. Bopearachchi 22A. HGC 12, 53. Kritt B3-A. SNG ANS 173-4. Two-toned brown and black patina. Light scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I, circa 200-185 BC. Obol (Silver, 13 mm, 0.70 g, 12 h), Panjhir. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios I to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Herakles, nude, standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand, holding club and lion's skin in left; to left, monogram of PKA. Bopearachchi 3B. HGC 12, 65. SNG ANS 193-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles, circa 185-180 BC. Double Unit (Copper-Nickel, 22.5 mm, 8.93 g, 11 h). Draped bust of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy; thyrsos behind. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ Panther standing right with raised paw, grape vine before; to left, below, monogram. Bopearachchi 5B. HGC 12, 94. SNG ANS 236. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 19.5 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h). Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull´s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding palm branch and lance, galloping on horseback to right; below, monogram. Bopearachchi 7G. HGC 12, 136. SNG ANS 476-8. Some minor pitting on obverse, light porosity on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.41 g, 12 h), later 160s. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ Herakles, nude, standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand, holding club and lion's skin in left. Bopearachchi -. HGC 12, 141. SNG ANS 616-7. Light toning. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.63 g, 6 h), later 160s. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The two caps of the Diokouroi, each with a palm branch beside it; below, ΠΓ. Bopearachchi 9B. HGC 12, 139. SNG ANS 487-95. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Heliokles, circa 145-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 3.21 g, 11 h), Attic standard. Diademed and draped bust of Heliokles to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ Zeus standing facing, holding winged thunderbolt and long scepter; to left, monogram; in exergue, uncertain letters. Bopearachchi 2I. HGC 12, 171. SNG ANS 656. Attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 306-282 BC. Hemiobol (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.97 g, 12 h), Alexandria, after 306. Diademed head of Alexander right, wearing the horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with spreadwings, standing to left on thunderbolt; to left, aphlaston above helmet. Lorber B23. SNG Copenhagen 36-7. Svoronos 172. Zervos p. 327, n. 1. Very rare, one of the earliest coins to bear a portrait of Alexander with only a diadem. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.70 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, monogram of AMΠ. CPE 174. Svoronos 205. SNG Copenhagen 88. Numerous bankers' marks, graffiti on reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.87 g, 1 h), Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, monogram above oval shield; between legs, I. CPE 288. Svoronos 574. SNG Copenhagen 109. With a barage of banker marks and a graffito of a certain Melanx (MEΛΑΝΧ), inscribed against the reverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 13.71 g, 12 h), Tyre, year 7 (H = Z, but sideways) = 279-278. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in left field, H above club. CPE 556. Svoronos 637. SNG Copenhagen 478. Find patina deposits on obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very rare Ptolemy II tetradrachm from Tyre
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 13.97 g, 12 h), Tyre, 225-224. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, monogram of Tyre above club; to right, monogram; Δ between legs. CPE 853. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos 703. Rare issue. Light encrustations, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Extremely rare Ptolemy III from an Asia Minor mint
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 14.20 g, 12 h), unknown mint, perhaps somewhere in the area of north-west Asia Minor. Diademed head of Ptolemy to right, wearing aegis around neck. Rev. Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, ΔH monogram. CPE 765 = Svoronos 1261. SNG Copenhagen -. Extremely rare. Svoronos and Lorber only cited a single example, but that coin is struck from an obverse die that is quite different from the one here. Of an unusual and distinctive style, clearly struck in a temporary mint during Ptolemy III's campaigns. Obverse very slightly double-struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.05 g, 12 h), uncertain Cypriot mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. CPE 948A. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos -. Light toning. Extremely rare provincial type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 14.35 g, 12 h), Arados or uncertain mint in Cyprus, year ΠB (82) = 181/0. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in exergue, date ΠB. DCA 73. Svoronos 1103. Mørkholm, Ptolemaic 81. Excellent centering and light toning. Obverse die very lightly worn, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.21 g, 12 h), Arados or uncertain mint in Cyprus, year ΠB (82) = 181/0. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; in exergue, date ΠB. DCA 73. Svoronos 1103. Mørkholm, Ptolemaic 81. Light roughness and deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.23 g, 12 h), Alexandria, year 3 = 202-201. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, monogram . A. Meadows, "EH 105. The 'Syria' 1981 Hoard (CH 7. 90; 8. 306; 8. 311; 8. 344)" in T. Faucher, et al., eds., Egyptian Hoards I: The Ptolemies (Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 2017), nos. 911-2. SNG Copenhagen -. Svoronos -. Bold and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 14.22 g, 12 h), Salamis in Cyprus, year Γ (3) = 179/8. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt flanked by the piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by star; in the left field, LΓ (date) above ΣΑ (mint abbreviation); behind eagle, petasos with fillets. Apparently unpublished variety. Svoronos - (cf. 1324-1326 for RY 2&4 of Ptolemy V). SNG Copenhagen - (cf. 565/6 for RY 5&6 of Ptolemy V). Attractively toned. Obverse struck from a worn die and reverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.01 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 262-8. Svoronos 1489. Minor rough spot on the obverse edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy VI Philometor, first reign, 180-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.02 g, 11 h), Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 262-8. Svoronos 1489. Same engraver as the one that prepared the dies for Nomos 22, 266 . A bright, clear and sharp example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
THRACE. Anchialus. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.34 g, 8 h). AY K Λ CΕΠΤ CΕΥΗΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. OYΛΠΙΑΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ Eagle, with wings displayed, standing facing on thunderbolt, head turned to left, holding wreath in beak. Varbanov 220. Dark brown and tan patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Bizya. Faustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175. (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.24 g, 7 h). ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH Diademed and draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. BIZYH-NΩN Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow with right hand from quiver at shoulder, and holding bow in left. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 9307. Cf. Varbanov 1439 (obverse legend). Youroukova 24. Apple-green patina. Some edge chipping , otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
THRACE. Bizya. Philip II, As Caesar, 244-246. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.03 g, 1 h). Μ ΙΟΥΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC ΚΑΙC Bare head of Philip II to right. Rev. ΒΙΖΥ-ΗΝΩ/Ν Serpent coiled to right around omphalos. RPC VIII Online ID 48727. Varbanov 1609. Youroukova 161. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Bizya. Philip I, 244-249. (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.95 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ Α(ΥΓ) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. BI-ZY-HNΩ/Ν Demeter seated left, holding grain ears of corn in right hand and torch in left. RPC VIII Online ID 48638. Varbanov 1534. Youroukova 76. Green patina. Scattered deposits, otherwise, fine.
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THRACE. Byzantium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.86 g). BΥΖΑΣ Bearded and helmeted head of Byzas to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔHΜΗΤΡΟΣ ΤΟ Β Prow of galley to right. Schönert-Geiss 2037 (V5/R5). Dark brown patina. Rough, otherwise, about very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
THRACE. Byzantium. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 28 mm, 17.46 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate M. Aurelius Soterichos. M AYP CEVH AΛEZANΔPOC AVΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. EΠI M AYP CΩT(HP)IXOY BYZANTI/ΩN Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left; to left, altar surmounted by helmet left. Schönert-Geiss 1696 (V174/R359). Varbanov 1910. Dark brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Byzantium. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 33 mm, 19.89 g, 7 h), struck under the magistrate M. Aur. Pontonos. ΑΥΤ Κ Α ΑΥΡΗ CΕΥΗ ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡΟC ΑΥΓ Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ΕΠ Μ ΑΥΡ ΠΟΝΤΩΝΟC ΚΑΙ ΑΙΛ ΦΗCΤΗC / BYZANTI/ΩΝ Three nude athletes with an agonistic urn at their feet. Schönert-Geiss 1755 (V215/R404). Varbanov 1912. Rough dark green surfaces with scratches on reverse, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
THRACE. Byzantium. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.88 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate M. Aurelius Frontonos. AYT K M AYP CEY AΛEZANΔPOC AYΓ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. EΠ ΦPONTΩNOC BVZANTIΩN Lion bounding to right. Schönert-Geiss 1765 (V218/R414). Varbanov 1933. Dark green patina. Holed and with numerous cleaning marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.01 g, 7 h). AYT KAI T AI ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ-ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos in right hand and scepter in left; at feet to left, panther standing left, his head turned back. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 10597. Varbanov 3160. Cf. Youroukova 29 (dies not listed). Dark brown patina. Nearly very fine.
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THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.06 g, 5 h). ΑY ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ Bare head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ-ΠΟΛΕΙΤ Female figure (Demeter or Hera?) seated left, holding patera in right hand and long scepter or torch in left. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 10595. Varbanov 3144. Youroukova 26 (V22/R26). Dark green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Septimius Severus, 193-211. (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.38 g, 1 h). AY K Λ CEΠΤΙ CΕΥΗΡΟC Π Laureate head of Septimius Sevrus to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙ-ΑΝΟΠΟ/ΛΙΤΩΝ Dionysos seated left, head right, holding thyrso in left hand, on back of lion panther right. Varbanov 3361 corr. (obverse legend; same dies). Youroukova -, but obverse die V123. Dark green patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. (Bronze, 24 mm, 9.78 g, 1 h). ΙΟ(ΥΛ)ΙΑ ΔΟ CΕΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ-ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Artemis standing right, quiver at her shoulder, releasing bow held in right hand. Varbanov 3416. Youroukova 245 (V138/R244). Well centered, and with brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Hadrianopolis. Geta, As Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.63 g, 12 h). ΠO CЄΠ ΓETAC KE Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. AΔPIANOΠO/ΛITΩN River god reclining left, resting left arm on urn from which water flows, and holding oar over left shoulder. Varbanov 3698. Cf. Youroukova 418 (V213/R-, unlisted reverse die). Dark green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Perinthus. Nero, 54-68. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 31 mm, 22.21 g, 1 h), c. 59-63. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑP ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head of Nero to left. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ/ΘΙΩΝ in two lines within oak wreath. BMC 12. RPC 1754. Varbanov 20. Green patina. Roughness on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Perinthus. time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Diassarion (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 8.12 g, 6 h). Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath with grape bunches. Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ Demeter standing facing, head to left, holding grain ears with her extended right hand and long scepter in her left. RPC III 721. Schönert-Geiss 118-9. Elegant portrait of the wine-God; attractive dark brown old collection patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THRACE. Topirus. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.48 g, 6 h). AVT KAI T AIΛ AΔΡIANOC ANTΩNINOC Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. EΠI IOY KOMOΔOY TOΠEIΡITΩN Herakles seated left on rock. BMC 4 var (club). SNG Copenhagen 806 var (club). Rare, possibly an unpublished variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Rhoemetalkes I, circa 11 BC-AD 12. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.62 g, 6 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes I to right. Rev. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Bare head of Augustus to right. RPC I 1718. Youroukova 200. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Rhoemetalkes I, circa 11 BC-AD 12. (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.39 g, 5 h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes I to right. Rev. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY Bare head of Augustus to right. RPC I 1718. Youroukova 200. Green and brown patina. Pitting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Unusual iconography of a bull wearing the headdress of Isis
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.32 g, 12 h). ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil in both hands, on bull with headdress of Isis running right. BMC 73. RPC I 1626. SNG Copenhagen 89. Well centered and with a green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.14 g, 6 h). ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Emperor in military dress standing left, raising right hand and holding staff with eagle in left. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Artemis Tauropolos riding bull left, holding in both hand her veil which is billowing out above her. AMNG 76. BMC 88. RPC I 1639. Well struck, and with a green patina with light sandy deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON. Amphipolis. Severus Alexander, 222-235. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.26 g, 12 h). AY K MA CE ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Alexander Severus to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Tyche seated left on throne, holding patera; in exergue, fish to left. SNG ANS 203-205. Pleasant brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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MACEDON. Dium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, After circa 43 BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h). DIANA BAPHYR Plow right. Rev. COL DIENSIS Artemis Baphyras advancing right, preparing to shoot arrow. AMNG II 1. RPC I 1503. Dark patina. Flan flaw on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MACEDON. Uncertain mint. Tiberius, 14-37. (Bronze, 23 mm, 12.61 g, 12 h), Pella or Dium, struck under the duovir quinquennalis L. Rusticelius Cordus. TI CAESAR AVG F AVGVSTVS Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. L · RVSTI / CELIVS / CORDVS / II · VIR / QVINQ · D D in five lines within oak wreath. RPC I 1541. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Period of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 13.63 g, 1 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔP-OY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE/Ω Two prize urns, containing palm frond, set upon agonistic table with decorated legs; between legs OΛYMΠI-A AΛEΞA-NΔPIA in three lines. AMNG 801. Very rare and important. With a dark brown glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
MACEDON. Philippi. Augustus, 27 BC -14 AD. (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.48 g, 12 h). COL AVG IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVG DIVI F DIVO IVL Statue of Augustus in military attire extending right arm and resting left hand on hip; behind him, statue of Divus Julius, togate, crowning him with wreath held in right hand; both standing on low basis between two altars. FITA 275. RPC I 1650. SNG ANS 683. Dark brown patina. Light adjustment marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THESSALY. Koinon of Thessaly. Domitian, 81-96. (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.88 g, 6 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ ΘΕCΑΛΟΙ Laureate head of Domitian to right; to right, star. Rev. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CEΒΑCΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right, hair tied in long plait at back of neck. RPC II 283. Green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
ACHAEA. Uncertain mint. Mark Antony and Octavia, 40-35 BC. As (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.82 g, 7 h), "Fleet Coinage", struck under the magistrate L. Sempronius Atratinus, c. 38-37. M ANT IMP TERT COS DESIG ITER ET TER III VIR R P C Conjoined heads of Mark Antony, bare, and Octavia, draped, to right. Rev. L ATRATINVS AVGVR COS DESIG Galley under sail to right; below, A and head of Medusa. M. Amandry, "Le monnoyage de L. Sempronius Atratinus revisité," AJN 20 (2008), Series D. RPC I 1456. Worn but clear. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unpublished Assarion from Kolonides!
MESSENIA. Kolonides. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.01 g, 12 h), c. 198-205. […] Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. KOΛΩ-Ν[EITΩN?] Poseidon standing facing, draped from the waist, holding long trident with his right hand and folds of drapery in left. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 776 (same obverse die, but with a different reverse type). BMC -. Lindgren II -. McClean -. NCP -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. Weber -. Probably unpublished. Dark green patina. Porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Extremely rare and possibly unpublished
MESSENIA. Messene. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.46 g, 5 h). IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑC Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Rev. ΜΕCCΗ-ΝΙΩΝ Athena standing right, wielding spear in her right hand and holding shield in her left; in right field, monogram. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 765.3(possibly struck from the same obverse die) and NCP P VII (but both with the monogram in the left field on the reverse. Extremely rare and possibly unpublished. With very clear types. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Amastris semis
PAPHLAGONIA. Amastris. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 138-161. Semis (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.86 g, 7 h), c. 144-161. OYHPOC KAICAP Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΑΜΑCΤΡΙ-ΑΝΩΝ Apis-bull standing right, wearing uraeus headdress. RG 83. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 5397. SNG von Aulock 6811. Rare and IN exceptionally fine condition for this interesting type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
BITHYNIA. Nicaea. Valerian I, 253-260. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.00 g, 1 h), c. 256. Γ ΠOYΒ ΛIK OYAΛEPIANOC ΑΥ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩ-[Ν Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Waddington 800.Weiser 191. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Only one example listed in RPC Online
BITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 138-161. (Bronze, 24 mm, 11.34 g, 6 h). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑYΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡO ΝEΩ ΝEΙΚΟΜΗΔ Poseidon, nude, standing right, resting left foot on prow of galley, holding trident in right hand and dolphin in left. RPC IV.1 Online temp. 11763. Extremely rare - only one specimen listed in RPC Online. Bluish-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
MYSIA. Attaea. Trajan, 98-117. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.03 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul Q. Vibius Secundus, circa 101-103. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Ν-ΕΡ ΤΡΑ CΕΒ Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΝΘ CΕΚΟΥΝ ΑΤΤΑΙΤΩΝ Zeus standing facing, head to left, holding thunderbolt with his extended right hand and long sceptre with his left; at his feet to right, eagle to right, his head turned back to left. RPC 1752. SNG Paris 141. Very rare. Rough surfaces. A few deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
MYSIA. Cyzicus. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.97 g, 1 h). AY KAI M AYPH ANTΩNINOC Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. KYZI-KHNΩN Dionysos seated left, pouring wine from kantharos held in right hand to panther standing left, head turned back, and resting left arm on throne. BMC 224. RPC IV.2 Online temp. 687. SNG BN -. Well centered and struck, green patina. A few light scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
MYSIA. Parium. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 2.43 g, 1 h). IMPE C MA A ANTONI Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to left. Rev. C G I H P Founder, as priest, plowing to right with two yoked oxen. BMC - (cf. 99). RPC IV.2 Online 615. SNG Copenhagen 287. Lovely green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
TROAS. Alexandria Troas. Commodus, 177-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 1.18 g, 7 h), circa 184-190. CAI COMM A Bare head of Commodus to right. Rev. COL AVG TRO-A Tripod. Bellinger A231. RPC online 189. Impressively well-preserved and particularly sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
AEOLIS. Temnus. Time of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h). TH• MNOC Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right. Rev. THMNEITΩN Tyche standing to left, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG Copenhagen 274-5. SNG von Aulock 1677. Well struck and nicely centered. Good very fine.
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IONIA. Ephesus. Claudius, with Agrippina Junior, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 17 mm, 5.86 g, 11 h), c. 49-50. Jugate heads of Claudius, laureate, and Agrippina, draped, to right. Rev. KOYΣΙ/ΝΙΟΣ / (ΤΟ) - Δ / ΕΦΕ Stag standing to right. BMC 205. Karwiese 71. RPC I 2624. SNG Copenhagen 373. Black patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CARIA. Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Time of Gordian III - Philip I, circa 238-249. Assarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.39 g, 7 h). Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. Rev. ANTIOX-EΩN Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, holding wreath in beak. SNG Copenhagen 32. An attractive issue, with a dark green patina with lighter earthen highlights; scarce. A few light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CARIA. Aphrodisias. Gordianus III Pius, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 35 mm, 26.01 g, 6 h). ΑV Κ ΜΑΡ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. ΑΦΡΟΔΕΙCΙΕΩΝ The centaur Chiron standing to right, holding bow and arrow. MacDonald, Coinage, Type 184 (O232/R426). SNG von Aulock 2462 (same obverse die). Weber 6407. Attractive green patina and with an interesting and unusual reverse type. Some scratches, probably adjustment marks made to the flan prior to striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
LYDIA. Maeonia. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate T. Claudius Menekrates, circa 65. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. MAIONΩN EΠ TI KΛ MENEKPATOYΣ Facing cult statue of Artemis holding two lighted torches. RPC I 3013. SNG Copenhagen 234. Clear surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
LYDIA. Sala. Time of Trajan, 98-117. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 6 h), struck under the archon Meliton. ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ Bearded and draped bust of the Demos of Sala to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΜEΛΙΤΩΝΩC ΑΡΧ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his outstretched right hand and staff with his left. BMC 5-6. RPC III 2432. SNG Tübingen 3766. Attractive golden-brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
LYDIA. Sardis. Tiberius. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28.5 mm, 15.12 g, 12 h), struck under the proconsul Gaius Asinius Pollio, 28-29?. ΔΡΟΥΣΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΣ ΝΕΟΙ ΘΕΟΙ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦ ΟΙ Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated to left, on curule chairs, one holding out lituus. Rev. ΓΑΙΩ ΑΣΙΝΝΙΩ ΠΟΛΛΙΩΝΙ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ, ΚΟΙΝΟΥ ΑΣΙΑΣ Wreath. RPC 2995. BMC Sardis 106, Cop 518. With legends recut from an earlier issue. Considerable corrosion, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
LYDIA. Silandus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Severan period, 193-217. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.76 g, 6 h). Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. Rev. CIΛANΔEΩN Telesphoros standing facing. GRPC - Lydia 4. SNG von Aulock 3172. Winterthur 3947. Brownish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Claudius, 41-54. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.85 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Claudius Hierax. KΛAYΔION KAICAPA AIZANITAI Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠI KΛAYΔIOY IEPAKOC Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 85-6. RPC I 3088. SNG Copenhagen 83. SNG von Aulock 3349. Clear surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
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PHRYGIA. Ancyra. Time of Antoninus Pius to Commodus, 138-192. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.86 g, 1 h). Poppy between two grain ears. Rev. Anchor entwined by serpent. Lindgren I A 884B. RPC online -. Very rare; green patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
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PHRYGIA. Cibyra. Geta, Caesar, 198-209. (Bronze, 31 mm, 15.32 g, 6 h). Λ• CEΠ• ΓETAC• KAI Draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. KIBYP-ATΩN Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing, flanked by two stags, both of their heads turned back to view the goddess. Apparently unpublished. An appealing coin. Obverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Caracalla, 198-217. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.49 g, 7 h). AYT• K• M• AYP-H• ANTΩNEINOC. Rev. KOTIAEΩN Hermes, nude but for cloak around his shoulders, standing to left, holding purse in his right hand and kerykeion with his left. SNG von Aulock 3781. A nicely struck, well centered, clear and very rare coin. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Time of Gallienus, 253-268. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.60 g, 12 h), struck under the archon Diogenes, son of Dionysios. ΔHMOC KOTIAEΩN Diademed bust of the Demos of Cotiaeum to right, with slight drapery over his far shoulder. Rev. EΠI ΔIOΓENOYC ΔIONYCIOY / A-P/X KOTIAEΩ/N Zeus seated to left on a low throne, holding eagle in his extended right hand and scepter with his left. SNG Copenhagen 319. SNG von Aulock 3776. Very attractive green surfaces. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
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PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Pseudo-autonomous, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.74 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Hermes to right, winged kerykeion before. Rev. ΔOKIMEΩN River-god reclining left, holding reed in right hand and resting on inverted vase from which water flows. SNG von Aulock 3542. Dark green patina with light deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PHRYGIA. Eucarpeia. Volusian, 251-253. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.36 g, 6 h). AΥ• Κ• ΟΥ-ΟΛΟΥCCΙΑ/ΝΟΝ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. EΥ-ΚΑΡΠEΩΝ Artemis standing facing, head to right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing arrow from her quiver with her right; to right, small facing cult statue; to left, forepart of a stag standing to left, turning head to right to face Artemis. BMC 31-33. RPC IX 809. SNG von Aulock 3581. Clear and with an olive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
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