obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
Lot 397
LYCAONIA, Laranda. Circa 324/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.62 g 12). Head of bearded Herakles facing with olive branch to left. Rev. ΛΑ-ΡΑΝ Forepart of wolf to right; to right, star; to left, monogram of ΠΑΡ. Göktürk 65. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 398
LYCAONIA, Laranda. Circa 324/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.55 g 8). Jugate diademed male heads right. Rev. ΛΑ-ΡΑΝ Forepart of wolf to right; to right, star; to left, monogram of ΠΑΡ. Göktürk 64. SNG Paris 2511. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 399
CILICIA. Hierapolis. 2nd-1st century BC. Bronze (21 mm, 6.38 g, 1 h). Turreted, veiled and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. [IEΡO]ΠOΛITΩN - TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩI / ΠΥΡAM[ΩI] The river-god Pyramos swimming to right, holding eagle in right hand. SNG Levante 1569. SNG France 2212-7. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A possibly unpublished Bronze from Hierapolis
Lot 400
CILICIA, Hierapolis. Mid 2nd Century BC. Bronze (14mm, 2.67 g 2). Radiate and draped bust to right; behind, monogram of AH (?). Rev. ...OΠOΛITΩN / .POΣ TΩ ΠYP... Eagle standing to left on club (?), wings spread. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Possibly unpublished. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 401
CILICIA. Irenopolis-Neronias. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Bronze (20 mm, 8.13 g, 6 h), CY 119 = 169/70. ЄTOYC ΘIP Laureate and draped bust of Kronos to right. Rev. IPHNOΠOΛITΩN Herakles reclining left, holding kantharos; below, club. SNG Levante 1608. SNG Paris 2262. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 402
CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 350-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 26mm, 9.83 g 1). Nude ephebe riding prancing horse to right, holding reins in his right hand and goad in his left; in field to left, sun; below, EΡ. Rev. KEΛE Goat kneeling to right, head turned left; to right, facing head of lion; below, dot it circle. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock 5640 var. Some weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 403
CILICIA, Kelenderis. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.74 g 2). Horse prancing right. Rev. KEΛ Goat to left, head turned right. SNG Levante 29. SNG Paris 116-7. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 404
CILICIA, Kelenderis. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.74 g 4). Horse prancing right. Rev. KEΛ Goat to left, head turned right. SNG Levante 29. SNG Paris 116-7. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A rare variety
Lot 405
CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 400-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.73 g 4). Horse prancing right. Rev. KE-Λ Forepart of goat to right, head turned back; to left, kerykeion. Götürk -. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. A rare variety. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An apparently unpublished and unknown Drachm from Mallos
Lot 406
CILICIA, Mallos. circa 425-385 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 3.41 g 1). Sphinx seated to left. Rev. MAP Swan standing left with open wings. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A very rare Hemiobol from Mallos
Lot 407
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 425-385 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.55 g, 6 h). Head of Herakles to left, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Swan, its head turned to right, standing left on barley grain. Traité II, 2, 1407 and pl cxxxviii, 6. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 408
CILICIA, Myriandros. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.56 g 7). The Great King of Persia, wearing crown and elaborate robes covered with rings, seated right on throne; holding long scepter in his left hand and lotos in his right. Rev. Lion pouncing to right, attacking a bull kneeling to right. SNG Levante 183. SNG Paris 426-428. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 409
CILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.79 g 6). Bearded head of Pan to right. Rev. NAΓI Bearded head of Dionysos to right. SNG Levante 4-5. SNG Paris 16-18. Well struck with a particularly sharp and elegant obverse. The reverse a little rough, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 410
CILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.70 g 4). Head of Aphrodite to right, her hair bound up at the back; behind, astragalos. Rev. Head of Dionysos to right; to right, N. SNG BN 15. Traité II, 1509. A charming little coin of elegant style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 411
CILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.62 g 12). Head of Aphrodite to right. Rev. Bearded head of Dionysos to right; in right field, N. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris 15. Somewhat porous, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 412
CILICIA, Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 10.36 g 3). Amazon, nude to the waist and seen from behind, kneeling to left and stringing her bow; wearing bonnet and with her gorytos at her hip; to right, facing head of satyr. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes with stem to left; below right, fly; all within a linear border of dots inside an incuse square. BMC 3. Casabonne Type 2. SNG France 128. SNG Levante 40. SNG von Aulock 5858. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Obol from Soloi with Amazon’s head
Lot 413
CILICIA, Soloi. Circa 465-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 8mm, 0.95 g 1). Head of Amazon to left, wearing pointed cap with curved wing. Rev. Σ-O Grape bunch on vine. SNG Levante 42 var. (reverse legend). SNG Paris 139. Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 414
CILICIA, Soloi. Tiribazos, Satrap of Lydia, 388-380 BC. Stater (Silver, 19mm, 10.43 g 3), Struck circa 390/87-387/6. Bearded head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin around neck. Rev. [ΣOΛEΩN] Bearded head of Tiribazos to right, wearing bashlyk. Casabonne Series 2, Group B. SNG Levante 50. SNG Paris 159. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 415
CILICIA, Soloi. Tiribazos, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 21mm, 9.51 g 1). Bearded head of Herakles to right, lion skin tied around neck. Rev. [ΣOΛEΩN] Bearded head right, wearing bashlyk. SNG Levante 50. SNG Paris 159 var. (ethnic). Harshly cleaned and with flaking on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 416
CILICIA, Soloi. Circa 350-330 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.60 g 7). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣOΛEΩN / A - Π Bunch of grapes on stalk with leaf and tendrils. BMC 33. SNG Paris -. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Bronze with head of philosopher Chrysippos (?)
Lot 417
CILICIA, Soloi-Pompeiopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, Bronze (24mm, 10.71 g 1), CY 229 = 163/4. [ΘKΣ] Head of the philosopher Chrysippos (?) to right, holding his hand up before his chin. Rev. ΠOMΠHEIOΠOΛEITΩN Draped bust of the astronomer Aratos (?) to right, looking upwards. SNG von Aulock 8712. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 418
CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 10.53 g 9). B’LTRZ (in Aramaic) Baaltars seated left on backless throne, his body turned to front, holding an eagle, a grain ear and a vine branch with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and long scepter in his left. Rev. MZDY (in Aramaic) Lion attacking stag to left; to lower right, retrograde D. Casabonne Series 1, Group A. SNG Levante 111. SNG Paris 314-7. Beautifully toned. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Stater of Pharnabazos
Lot 419
CILICIA, Tarsos. Pharnabazos, 380-374/3 BC. Stater (Silver, 20mm, 10.82 g 2). Female head facing, turned slightly to left and wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΚΙΛΙΚΙΟΝ -HLK Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with upraised earflap and ornament on the bowl. SNG Paris 241 (same dies). A rare type. Attractive and well-struck with an especially complete obverse . Lightly rough surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 420
CILICIA, Myriandros (or Tarsos?). Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, plated, 23mm, 9.73 g 9). Baaltars seated left, his torso facing, holding lotus-tipped scepter in extended right hand, left hand holding chlamys at his waist; B’LTRZ (in Aramaic) and shield to right Rev. Lion walking left on ground; MZDY (in Aramaic) above. Casabonne Serie 5, Group B (Tarsos). SNG Levante 188 (Myriandros). SNG Paris 431 (Myriandros). Bump on edge and some breaks in plating, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 421
CILICIA, Tarsos. Circa 370 BC. Stater (Silver, 23mm, 10.01 g 9). Helmeted Athena seated left and wearing chiton, leaning right hand on spear, left arm resting on shield on the ground; in right field, olive tree. Rev. TEPΣIKON Aphrodite, wearing long chiton and peplos around her legs, kneeling left on a double ground line, playing at knucklebones with right hand; in right field, anemone with stalk. SNG Levante 64. SNG Paris 237-8. SNG von Aulock 5915. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely fine Stater of Mazaios
Lot 422
CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 10.65 g 9). B’LTRZ Baaltars seated left on backless throne, his body turned to front, holding an eagle, a grain ear and a vine branch with a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and long scepter in his left; to left, TN; below throne, M. Rev. MZDY Lion attacking bull to left; below, monogram or symbol. Casabonne Series 2, Group C. SNG Levante 106. Nicely toned, very sharp, and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 423
CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 10.40 g 6). Female head facing slightly to left, hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Bearded head to right, wearing crested Attic helmet, drapery around neck; to right, TRKMW (in Aramaic); to lower left, countermark of bull standing right. Casabonne type 1. SNG Paris 268-269. Traité II, 604. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 424
CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Stater (Silver, 27mm, 10.64 g 7). Female head facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace. Rev. Bearded head right, wearing crested Attic helmet, drapery around neck; to right, TRKMW (in Aramaic). Casabonne type 1. SNG Paris 268-269. Traité II, 604. Struck on an usually large flan. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 425
CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.79 g 6). Head of female facing slightly to left, drapery around neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Paris 310-1. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Cilician Obol with a particularly detailed Sphinx
Lot 426
CILICIA, Uncertain, but perhaps Mallos? (see above, lot 406). 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.70 g 0). Gorgoneion facing, wearing triple-pendant earrings. Rev. Sphinx seated to left. Göktürk 48. SNG Levante 250. SNG Paris 479. With a particularly detailed Sphinx. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 427
CILICIA, Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.79 g 11). Baaltars seated left on backless throne, with his torso facing the viewer, draped to the waist and with a cloak over his shoulder, holding a long scepter in his right hand and with his left at his waist. Rev. Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with three upright olive leaves on the visor. SNG Levante 76. SNG Paris 257. Slightly porous and obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An apparently unpublished Obol from Mazaios
Lot 428
CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.69 g 6). Baaltaars seated to left, holding scepter in right hand. Rev. Lion walking left; MZDY (in Aramaic) above. BMC -. Klein -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Levante -. SNG Paris -. Very rare and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 429
CILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Bronze (20mm, 8.35 g 1). Veiled, turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. TAΡΣEΩN Sandan standing right on horned, winged animal, within a pyramidal monument surmounted by an eagle; to left, ZH between two monograms. SNG Paris 1314 ff. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 430
CILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Bronze (17mm, 4.52 g 1). Turreted head of city-goddess to right; behind, monogram. Rev. TAΡΣEΩN Sandan standing on the back of a mythological beast right, holding hammer and flower; two monograms to left. SNG Paris 1295 ff var. (different monograms). Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare Hemitetartemorion
Lot 431
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Hemitetartemorion (Silver, 5mm, 0.11 g 11). Facing female head. Rev. Sphinx seated to left. Cf. SNG Paris 479 (Obol, with facing Gorgoneion). Very rare and nicely toned. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 432
CILICIA, Uncertain. Circa 400-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 5mm, 0.13 g 6). Female head facing, turned slightly to left, her hair flowing loose. Rev. Facing head of Bes. Göktürk 44. SNG Levante 233. SNG Paris 486. Somewhat porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Hemiobol from an uncertain Cilician mint
Lot 433
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8mm, 0.37 g 2). Helmeted male head facing. Rev. Male head facing within round incuse; to right, two characters. Troxell-Kagan 23, pl. LXIV 23a. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 434
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.72 g 6). Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. Baaltars seated to right, holding corn-ear and grape. SNG Paris 481. Traité II, 622 (Datames). Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare and possibly unpublished
Lot 435
CILICIA, Uncertain. 3rd Century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 10mm, 0.47 g 9). Head of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap. Rev. Bow and spear; to left, monogram of NΓ or AΓ. BMC -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Extremely rare and possibly unpublished. Minor flan crack and the obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 436
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.70 g 9). Baaltars seated right, eagle alighting on outstretched hand, holding lotus-tipped scepter. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet. SNG Levante 244. SNG Paris -. Slightly porous and obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare Obol imitating the famous Athens Tetradrachms
Lot 437
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 9mm, 0.71 g 12). Forepart of griffin to left. Rev. Owl standing left, head facing; behind, olive spray and crescent. SNG Levante 208 corr. (same obverse die, misdescribed as forepart of Pegasos). SNG Paris - . Very rare. Struck from a worn obverse die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 438
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 10mm, 0.73 g 4). Crowned and bearded head to right (of the Persian Great King?). Rev. Forepart of Pegasus to right. Göktürk -. Troxell & Kagan - SNG France 482-4. SNG Levante 232. Sharp and clear. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 439
CILICIA, Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11mm, 0.71 g 9). Crowned and bearded head to right (of the Persian Great King?). Rev. Forepart of Pegasus to right. Göktürk -. Troxell & Kagan - SNG France 482-4. SNG Levante 232. Reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An extremely fine Obol from an uncertain Cilician mint
Lot 440
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.79 g, 1 h). Baaltars seated to left, holding grain ears, grape and scepter. Rev. Forepart of wolf to left, crescent above. SNG Paris -. Weber 7637. A particularly well centered specimen, very rare with the wolf to left. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 441
CILICIA. Uncertain. 4th Century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.81 g, 9 h). Youthful male head to left, wearing wreath of grain ears. Rev. Eagle, with spread wings, standing left on the back of lion recumbent left; all within dotted square. Göktürk 43. SNG Levante 230. SNG Paris 474. Obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Bronze of Ariarathes III
Lot 442
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes III, circa 230-220 BC. Bronze (19mm, 4.13 g 7), Tyana. Head of Ariarathes III to right, wearing tiara. Rev. API Ariarathes on horseback right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Simonetta 3. Rare. Earthern highlights on dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 230 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare Chalkous of Ariarathes IV
Lot 443
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 18mm, 2.82 g 12), Eusebeia Tyana. Draped bust of Artemis to left, her quiver over her shoulder. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑ[ΘΟΥ] Stag standing left. Alram 150. Simonetta 2007, pl. 16, 2. Very rare. Attractive green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 444
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes IV, circa 220-163 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 12mm, 2.00 g 12). Draped bust of Ariarathes IV to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena standing left, holding spear in her right hand and resting her left on a shield at her side. Alram 144. HGC 7, 808.. Attractive and with an interesting portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 445
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, circa 130-112/0 BC. (Bronze, 16mm, 4.76 g 12), Eusebeia Mazaka. Draped bust of Ariarathes VI to right, wearing diademed tiara; behind, monogram. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ Athena seated left, elbow resting on shield to right, holding Nike in right hand and spear in left. HGC 7, 825. Simonetta 5. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 446
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VII Philometor, circa 112/110-100 BC. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 3.98 g 12), year 2 (?) = 110. Diademed head of Ariarathes VII to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / ΦΙΛOMHTOPOΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike on her extended right hand and spear and shield with her left; inner left, KΛI; in exergue, [Β] (?). Simonetta 2b. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A very rare Hemidrachm of Archelaos
Lot 447
KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Archelaos, 36 BC - 17 AD. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15mm, 1.39 g 12), Eusebeia-Mazaka, RY 39 = 3/4 AD. Bust of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin around neck. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APXEΛAOY / Λ - Θ Mount Argaios. RPC I 3607. Very rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A unique and unpublished Diobol from Eusebeia-Mazaka
Lot 448
CAPPADOCIA, Uncertain. Eusebeia-Mazaka. Late 2nd to 1st Century BC. Diobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.25 g, 6 h). Pyramid-shaped object with pellets at each corner. Rev. Club within wreath. Unique and unpublished. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Rare, with only 4 specimens cited in the RPC
Lot 449
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. time of Archelaos (36 BC - 16 AD). Bronze (24mm, 7.90 g 12), CY 25 = 12/11 BC. Laureate head of Herakles right, lion skin tied around neck. Rev. EYΣΕΒΕΙΑΣ / KE Tetrastyle temple with four steps. RPC I 3613. Rare, with only 4 specimens cited in the RPC. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 450
CAPPADOCIA, Eusebeia-Mazaka. 1st Century BC. Bronze (21mm, 9.33 g 12). Turreted head of city-goddess to right. Rev. EYΣE/[BEIAΣ] Filleted cornucopiae. BMC 7. HGC 7, 866. Struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An enigmatic issue with a beautiful dark patina
Lot 451
ASIA MINOR. Uncertain. 1st Century BC. (Bronze, 26 mm, 17.89 g, 1 h). Bare head to right. Rev. Hasta, sella quaestoria and fiscus; Q below. RPC I 5409. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Dichalkon of Arsames I
Lot 452
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 240 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.71 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing pointed tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Cavalryman charging to right, with raised spear, attacking two foot soldiers rushing left, each holding a round shield and a raised spear; below horse, fallen soldier. AC 2. Bedoukian, Coinage 2. Nercessian Sophene) 4. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 453
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 240 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.10 g, 1 h). Draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing pointed tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Cavalryman charging to right, with raised spear, attacking two foot soldiers rushing left, each holding a round shield and a raised spear; below horse, fallen soldier. AC 2. Bedoukian, Coinage 2. Nercessian Sophene) 4. Rare. A pleasing example with a particularly well-struck reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A very rare and particularly interesting Dichalkon of Sames II
Lot 454
COMMAGENE. Sames II Theosebes Dikaios, c. 130-109 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17mm, 5.72 g 12), Samosata (?). Radiate head of Sames II to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΑΜΟΥ // ΘΕΟΣΕΒΟΥΣ / ΚΑΙ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ Nike walking to left, holding wreath; in exergue, ΓΛ. HN p. 774 (but misattributed). Very rare and particularly interesting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 455
KINGS of COMMAGENE. Iotape, 38-72. Bronze (25mm, 16.65 g 12). BAΣIΛIΣΣA IΩTAΠH ΦIΛAΔEΔΦOΣ Diademed and draped bust of Iotape to right. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Scorpion; all within wreath. RPC I 3858. SNG Copenhagen 5. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 456
KINGS of COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-72. Bronze (26mm, 11.76 g 1). BACIΛEYC M-EΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMA-ΓENON Scorpion; all within wreath. RPC I 3856. Beautiful near black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 457
KINGS of COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 38-72. Bronze (26mm, 11.56 g 12). [BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓ ANTI]OXOΣ EΠI Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMA-ΓHNON Scorpion; all within wreath. RPC I 3854. SNG Copenhagen 1. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 458
CYPRUS, Paphos. Stasandros, circa 450 BC. Stater (Silver, 24mm, 10.82 g 11). Bull standing left; winged solar disk above, ankh to right, palmette ornament in exergue. Rev. Eagle standing left; one-handled vase to left, “Basi Stasa” in Cypriot around; all within dotted square in an incuse square. BMC 17. Destrooper-Georgiades 15. SNG Copenhagen 26. Traces of overstriking on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A very rare 1/24 Siglos from Paphos
Lot 459
CYPRUS. Paphos. Stasandros, Second half of the 5th Century BC. 1/24 Siglos (Silver, 9 mm, 0.63 g, 6 h), Bull standing left; winged solar disc above. Rev. Eagle standing left; Sa Pa (in Cypriot = “Stasandros Basileus”) and small ankh to left; to right, olive spray. Destrooper-Georgiades -. CNG 99, 2015, 320. Very rare. Obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 460
Southern Asia Minor or the northern Levant, uncertain mint. 3rd century AD. Bronze (15mm, 4.02 g 12). Ram running left, head turned to right. Rev. Scales. Butcher p. 405. Howgego pl. 9, 192. Weiser p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II of Egypt). A beautiful example with excellent sand patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 461
BABYLONIA, Babylon. Seleukos Nikator, Satrap, 321-315 BC. Stater (Silver, 22mm, 16.80 g 6). Baal seated left on backless throne, holding scepter with his right hand and resting his left on the throne seat. Rev. Γ Lion walking left. Iossif & Lorber 28-41. Nicolet-Pierre 7. Attractively toned, clear and well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A very rare 1/3 Stater of uncertain satraps of Babylon
Lot 462
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, Circa 328-311 BC. 1/3 Stater (Silver, 13mm, 4.24 g 12), Babylon. Baal seated to left, holding scepter; to left, M Rev. Lion advancing to left, his head turned back; below, monogram of ΑΥ. Nicolet-Pierre p. 293, 10 and pl. 29, 10. Very rare denomination. Very attractively toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Seleukos received 500 elephants from Chandragupta
Lot 463
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 16.55 g 12), Seleukeia on the Tigris, circa 295/6 and later. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above and to right, anchor right and tripod. Houghton-Lorber I, 60, 130.40. A nicely toned and well-centered piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 464
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 16.40 g 9), ‘Seleukeia on the Tigris II’, c. 296/5-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above, ancher; behind, [Δ]; below, Θ. SC 130.22b. SNG Spaer -. Rough surfaces, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 465
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.09 g, 11 h), Susa, 305/4-295. Bust of Alexander the Great as Dionysos to right, wearing helmet covered with a panther skin and adorned with a bull’s horn and ear, and with a panther skin tied around his shoulders. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike walking to right, placing wreath on trophy of arms to right; to left and right of Nike, monogram. CSE 1023. ESM 426. Kraay/Hirmer 740. SC 173.4. A pleasant and clear coin. Lightly toned and with some minor marks. Good very fine or nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 1750 CHF
Lot 466
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA, n/a. n/a. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 16.65 g 11), Seleukeia on the Tigris, circa 264/3. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and bow with his left; to left and right, monogram. SC 379,6. SNG Spaer 296. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 467
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.02 g 9), Seleukeia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / [AN]TIOXOΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his right on his bow; to left and right, monograms. SC 379.3d. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 468
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.98 g, 1 h), uncertain mint, c. 202 BC.. Diademed head of Antiochos to right; behind, ΔΙ. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ / ΔΙ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side. CSE 1171-2. SC 1113.4. Nicely toned. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 469
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’, 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 17.11 g 1), “Rose” mint (Edessa?). Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Rev. ΒAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; to outer left, rose; to right, PΔ. SC 1121.2c. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 470
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32mm, 16.12 g 12), Antioch, circa 168-164. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΘEOY - EΠIΦANOYΣ / NIKEΦOPOY Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand and scepter in left; to left, monogram. SC 1397a. Harshly cleaned, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Tetradrachm of Antiochos IV
Lot 471
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.72 g, 1 h), Antioch, 168-164. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ANTIOXOY / ΘEOY - EΠIΦANOYΣ / NIKEΦOPOY Zeus seated to left on throne, holding Nike in his right hand and scepter with his left; . Le Rider Series IIIA, 266-71 var. Mørkholm 14. SC 1398. SMA 63. Rare, toned and with an attractive head of Zeus. Some minor marks, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 472
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Bronze (22mm, 8.45 g 2), Antioch. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN - TΩN / ΠPOΣ ΔAΦNHI Zeus standing facing, head left, holding wreath; monograms to outer left and right. SC 1416/1. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 473
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 4.07 g 1), Antioch. Diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. [B]AΣIΛEΩ[Σ] / AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ - ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ / EΥEΡΓETOΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left. Cf. SNG Spaer 1421. SC 1785. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 474
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 20mm, 4.08 g 1), Antioch, SE 170 = 143/2. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / [ΔΙΟΝ]ΥΣΟΥ / OP ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; on inner left, Φ. SC 2002. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 475
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 4.10 g 1), Antioch, SE 170 = 143/2. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ / OP ΣΤΑ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left; to left, monogram. SC 2002. Obverse struck off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 476
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos, 144-142 BC. Bronze (22mm, 5.94 g 1), Antioch. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ Elephant advancing left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣTA above star. SC 2006c. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 477
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, 142-138 BC. Bronze (18 mm, 5.19 g, 1 h), Antioch. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] ΤΡΥΦΟΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Spiked Boeotian helmet adorned with wild goat horns; to inner left, AΣK. SC 2040. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 478
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Tryphon, 142-138 BC. Bronze (18 mm, 5.41 g, 1 h), Antioch. Diademed head of Tryphon to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛ[ΕΩΣ] ΤΡΥΦΟΝ[ΟΣ] ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ Spiked Boeotian helmet adorned with wild goat horns; to inner left, AΣK. SC 2040. Pleasant patina. Some cleaning marks and reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise/i>. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 479
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 14.03 g 12), Tyre, SE 175 = 138/7. Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos VII to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle standing left on prow, palm over right shoulder; to left, monogram APE above club; to right, AC above EOP. SC 2109. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Drachm of Antiochos IX
Lot 480
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos), 114/3-95 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.67 g 12), First reign, circa 114/3-112, Tarsos. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ Sandan standing right on back of horned, winged animal standing right; two monograms to outer left. SC 2351. Rare. Porous and with minor flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 481
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. 1st century BC. Bronze (24mm, 12.01 g 12), Year 4 of the Caesarean Era = 46/5 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ANTIOXEΩN THΣ / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩΣ - IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY / AΥTONOMOΥ / Δ Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand and scepter in left. RPC I 4220. SNG Copenhagen 79. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 482
SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Seleukeia Pieria. Autonomous issues, 105/4-83/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 14.29 g 1), CY 13 = 97/6. Veiled and turreted bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. ΣEΛEYKEΩN THΣ IEPAΣ KAI AYTNOMOY Filleted thunderbolt on throne; below, ΓI. BMC 20. HGC 9, 1382. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Dichalkon of Cleopatra VII
Lot 483
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalkis ad Libanon. Cleopatra VII of Egypt, 36-30 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 5.36 g 12), RY 21 (Egypt) and 6 (Chalkis) = 32/31 BC. BACIΛICCHC KΛEOΠATΡAC Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra VII to right. Rev. ETOVC K[A TOV KAI G QEAC NEWTEPAC Nike advancing right, holding palm; all within wreath. RPC 4772. Svoronos 1888. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
A rare Half-shekel from the time of Baalshallim I-Ba’ana
Lot 484
PHOENICIA, Sidon. Time of Baalshallim I-Ba’ana, Circa 425-402 BC. Half-shekel (Silver, 17mm, 5.58 g 12). War-galley before city walls; below, mostly off the flan, two lions back to back. Rev. BM On the left, Persian King standing right, holding dagger in his right hand and grasping the head of a lion, standing rampant to left on the right, with his left; between them, two Aramaic letters. Elayi & Elayi-S, Group III, 2.e., 290-294. HGC 10, 224. Jameson 2616. Rare. Attractively toned but obverse struck from a very worn die. Fine/Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 270 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 485
INDIA, Kushan Empire. n/a. Vasudeva I, Circa 192-225. Dinar (Gold, 23mm, 7.97 g 12), Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). . Vasudeva standing left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; tamgha to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left.. ANS Kushan 1093. MK 640A (Vasudeva II). Obverse struck slightly off center and with a minor die break, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
An excellent Dinar of Vasudeva II
Lot 486
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva II, circa 290-310. Dinar (Gold, 21mm, 7.93 g 12). Vasudeva, nimbate, standing facing, head turned left, flames on shoulder, holding standard in his left hand, sacrificing over altar to left; trident with ribbon to left, two symbols to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. Donum Burns 448. MK 535 var. (different symbols on reverse). Well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 487
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka II, Circa 225-240. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.85 g 12), Mint I (A). Kanishka standing facing, his head turned to left, sacrificing over altar to left and holding filleted standard; to left, filleted trident; Brahmi "Ha" to right of altar and "Vi" to right of scepter. Rev. Ardoxsho seated facing on throne, feet on mat, holding filleted investiture garland and cornucopia; “La” in Brahmi to right of feet, tamgha to upper left. Donum Burns 597. MK 541. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 488
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka II, circa 225-240. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.74 g 1), main mint in Taxila. Kanishka standing left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; ga in Brahmi to right of altar; gho in Brahmi between legs; hu in Brahmi to right of scepter. Rev. OhÞO Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; to upper left, pellet above tamgha. Donum Burns -. MK 634. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Ex Münzhandlung Basel 4, 1935
Lot 489
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, As satrap, 323-305 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28mm, 15.74 g 1), struck on the light Ptolemaic standard in the name of Alexander III, Alexandria, 311/0-305. Head of the deified Alexander III to right, wearing diadem and elephant skin headdress, with aegis around his neck, and with horn of Ammon on his forehead. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing right, hurling spear with her right hand and with shield over her extended left arm; to left, monogram of ΘΕ; to right, Corinthian helmet above ΔΙ and eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt to right. SNG Lockett 3394 (this coin). Svoronos 177. Zervos Issue 33, 534/d (this coin cited). Lightly toned and attractive. Minor die break on the obverse at the elephant’s ear, otherwise, superb extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5800 CHF
Starting Price: 3750 CHF
From the Velkov Collection, Vinchon 1994
Lot 490
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Mnaeion or Octodrachm (Gold, 26mm, 27.67 g 11), Alexandria, after 265. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy II, draped, and Arsinoe II, veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Diademed jugate busts of Ptolemy I, draped, and Berenike I, veiled, to right. SNG Copenhagen 132. Svoronos 603. A bold piece with high relief portraits. Various minor marks and scrapes on the obverse and reverse, as well as edge bangs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 4500 CHF
A lovely Gold Tetradrachm, acquired from Monetarium in the 1970s
Lot 491
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Gold, 19mm, 13.87 g 11), Alexandria. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ Jugate busts of Ptolemy II, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled, to right; behind, Gallic shield Rev. ΘΕΩΝ Jugate busts of Ptolemy I, diademed and wearing aegis, and Berenike I, diademed and veiled, to right. Svoronos 604. SNG Copenhagen 133. Well-centered and pleasing. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5100 CHF
Starting Price: 3500 CHF
Lot 492
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.14 g, 12 h), uncertain Phoenician mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; behind, shield; to left, monograms ΠT / AP / MN. Svoronos 542. Minor corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 493
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.80 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S C. Rev. Q ANTO BALB / PR Victory in quadriga to right, holding reins and palm branch in her left hand and wreath in her right; below, Q. Babelon (Antonia) 1. Crawford 364/1d. Sydenham 742. Light iridescent toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 494
L. Procilius, 80 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.82 g 9), Rome. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; behind neck, S C. Rev. L PROCILI / F Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield in her left hand and hurling spear with her right; at her feet to right, snake. Babelon (Procilia) 1. Crawford 379/1. Sydenham 771. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A lovely Denarius with most interesting symbols
Lot 495
L. Papius, 79 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20mm, 3.55 g 4), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita to right; behind, Doric capital. Rev. Gryphon advancing right; below, Ionic capital. Babelon (Papia) 1. Crawford 384/1. Sydenham 773. A well-struck example with fascinating control marks. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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