obolos 6
20 November 2016
A clear and sharp Tetradrachm of Kammaskires V
Lot 612
KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V, c. 54/3-33/2 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 12.78 g 12), Seleukeia-on-the-Hedyphon (modern Kirkuk), year 207(?) = 36/5. Diademed and draped bust of Kamnaskires to left, with long beard; behind head, star above anchor. Rev. BACIΛEΩC KAMNAIKIPOY TOY HΓ AIIΛEΩC KAMNAIKIPOY Diademed, draped and bearded bust to left; to left, Π. Van’t Haaff Type 9.1, 5A-5B var. (below inscription, [Z]OΣ = 277. A very bold and attractive example, very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
An attractively toned and pedigreed Drachm of Menander I
Lot 613
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I, Circa 165/55-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 2.41 g 12). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΟΥ Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Menander to right, wearing crested helmet covered with pelt of scales and adorned with head of wing. Rev. Athena Alkidemos advancing left; in field to right, monogram. Bopearachchi 15E. HGC 12, 193. A beautiful example with old cabinet toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF