obolos 17
20. December 2020
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Lot 401
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator, Circa 94-88 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 15.67 g, 12 h), second reign, Antioch on-the-Orontes, 93/2-88 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟV // ΕVΣΕΒΟVΣ/ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike on his right hand and an upright scepter with his left; below throne, monogram of ΔΙ; all within laurel wreath; outer left, monogram over A. CSE 379. SC 2434.1. Attractive and clear. Corroded areas on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Very rare bronze of Natounia
Lot 404
MESOPOTAMIA. Adiabene. Natounia, Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.62 g, 1 h). Radiate and diademed male head (Helios-Shamash?) to right. Rev. Rider on camelback to right, holding a short staff in his right hand; all within wreath border. CSE II 846. Hoover, Natounia Series 1, 1-7. Seyrig, Trésor 13a. Very rare. Green patina. A few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 410
PHOENICIA. Arados. Uncertain king, Circa 380-351/0 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15.5 mm, 3.06 g, 6 h). Laureate head of Ba'al-Arwad to right. Rev. Galley to right, over waves; above, Phoenician legend; below, countermark of a pellet within a circular indent. Betlyon 11. HGC 10, 40. Lightly toned. Very fine.
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Lot 411
PHOENICIA. Arados. Uncertain king, CIrca 348/7-339/8 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.40 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Ba'al-Arwad to right. Rev. Galley to right, over waves; above, Phoenician legend. Betlyon 26. HGC 10, 32. Minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 412
PHOENICIA. Arados. Circa 241/0-110/09 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 12 mm, 1.98 g, 1 h), year 15?. Turreted head of Tyche to right. Rev. Aradian era date. Prow of galley to left. Hoover 66. A nice example. Rare. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 413
PHOENICIA. Sidon. Time of Baalshallim I-Ba’ana, circa 425-402 BC. Half Shekel (Silver, 19 mm, 7.12 g, 12 h). Phoenician galley left before the city walls of Sidon, with four towers; in exergue, two lions leaping away from each other. Rev. King of Persia standing right, holding a dagger in his right hand with which he is about to slay a lion, whose mane he grasps with his left hand; all within incuse square. Betlyon 9. BMC 9-10. E&E-S Group III, 2. HGC 10, -. Lightly toned with fine orientalizing designs and a bold strike. Obverse off center, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 414
PHOENICIA. Sidon. Abdashtart I, circa 365-352 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 3.04 g, 12 h), year 10 = 356-355. Phoenician galley to left, with date above; below galley, waves. Rev. The Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in his right hand and bow in his left. DCA 856. HGC 10, 251. Brown and tan patina; rare year. About very fine.
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Lot 415
PHILISTIA (PALESTINE). Askalon. mid 5th century-333 BC. Obol (Silver, 8 mm, 0.54 g, 10 h). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. Retrograde nun and aleph; in lower right field Θ E Owl standing to right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. ARAM 8, p. 63, 7. Gitler & Tal III.15O. Very rare. Slightly off-center, otherwise, good fine.
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Lot 416
JUDAEA, Procurators. Augustus, 27 BCE - CE 14. Prutah (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.11 g, 12 h), struck under the procurator M. Ambibulus, 9-12 CE, Jerusalem, year MA (41) of Augustus = 11 CE. KAICA-POC Grain ear . Rev. L Palm tree. Hendin 638. Meshorer 315. RPC I 4957. Well centered. Reddish earthen deposits/highlights; a very well struck example. Very fine.
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Lot 417
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 13.69 g, 12 h), signed by D..., Alexandria, c. 300-285. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck; within his hair behind his ear, tiny letter Δ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, Ρ above monogram of M/ΠΑ. Lorber 170. SNG Copenhagen 74. Svoronos 254. Clear and attractive, with a powerful portrait of Ptolemy. Edge break from corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 418
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, 305-282 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 14.13 g, 12 h), signed by D..., Alexandria, c. 300-285. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis around his neck; within his hair behind his ear, tiny letter Δ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, Ρ above monogram of M/ΠΑ. Lorber 170. SNG Copenhagen 74. Svoronos 254. Toned. Graffiti in reverse field, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 419
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC. Obol (Bronze, 23 mm, 9.50 g, 12 h), Alexandria, ca. 265-246. Head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt; between legs, Δ. CPE B219; Svoronos 439; SNG Copenhagen 158. CPE B219. SNG Copenhagen 158. Svoronos 439. Brown surfaces. Pitting. Very fine.
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Lot 420
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246-222 BC. Hemidrachm (Bronze, 34 mm, 34.94 g, 1 h), Alexandria, mid 240s-mid 220s BC. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right, with ram’s horn in his hair and over the diadem. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in field to left, cornucopia; between eagle’s legs, monogram of ΧΡ. SNG Copenhagen 173. Svoronos 965. Perfectly centered and nicely struck; tan-brown patina with dark earthen green overtones. Good very fine.
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Lot 421
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy IV Philopator, 225-205 BC. Drachm (Bronze, 41.5 mm, 69.00 g, 1 h), Alexandria. Head of Zeus-Ammon to right, wearing tainia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing left on thunderbolt; to left, cornucopiae; between legs, ΛI. Svoronos 1126. SNG Copenhagen -. Bold and clear. Very fine.
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Lot 422
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 205-180 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 14.18 g, 11 h), Alexandria. Diademed bust of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 244. Svoronos 1231. Clear and lightly toned. Good very fine.
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Lot 423
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy V or Ptolemy VI, 204-180 or 180-145 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.48 g, 12 h), Alexandria. Helmeted and draped beardless male bust right (Ptolemy V as Ares?). Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; in left field, cornucopiae. Weiser 99 (Ptolemy V). SNG Copenhagen 239. Svoronos 1157. Scarce issue. Brown patina. Very fine.
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Lot 424
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos (Auletes), 80-58 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 13.30 g, 12 h), Alexandria, regnal year KB (22) = 60-59. Diademed head of Ptolemy I to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm over far wing; in left field, LKB (date); in right field, ΠΑ. SNG Copenhagen 392. Svoronos 1869. Wonderful old collection toning with light iridescence and underlying toning. Extremely fine.
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Lot 425
PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera, 51-30 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23.5 mm, 10.88 g, 12 h), Alexandria, RY 9 (44/3 BC). Diademed bust of Ptolemy I(?) to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΙΟΥ Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt, with a palm branch over far shoulder; in left field, L Θ (date) over headdress of Isis; in right field, ΠΑ. SNG Copenhagen 403. Svoronos 1823 (Ptolemy XIII). Toned. Nearly very fine.
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Lot 549
JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa I, 37-43 CE. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.56 g, 12 h), Tiberias, year 5 of Agrippa I = 40-41 CE. [BAΣIΛΕYΣ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ] Diademed head of Agrippa I to right. Rev. [BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ] The wife of Agrippa, Cypros, standing facing, veiled, holding wreath in right hand and long scepter in left; [L] E (date) to left. Hendin 1242. RPC 4978. Sofaer 151. TJC 118. Extremely rare with just a small handful of examples known. Dark brown patina. Nearly fine.
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