obolos 12
31 March 2018
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Lot 19
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
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KINGS OF SOPHENE. Uncertain ruler, 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.81 g, 12 h). Head of Armenian king to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Bust of Arsacid ruler (?) to right, wearing bashlyk. Apparently unpublished and unique. Extremely rare and academically important coin. Good fine.

From the collection of Yerets’ Kariatin, Switzerland.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
31 Mar 2019 15:09:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Sep 2021 17:40:07 CEST
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Closed
Hammer Price:
250 CHF by tigranes (Bids: 5)

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Lot 19
Starting Price: 125 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Uncertain ruler, 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.81 g, 12 h). Head of Armenian king to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. Bust of Arsacid ruler (?) to right, wearing bashlyk. Apparently unpublished and unique. Extremely rare and academically important coin. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Lot 20
Starting Price: 500 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Morphilig, Circa 150 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.42 g, 7 h). Diademed head of Morphilig to right, wearing pot-shaped tiara flanked by star to left and small crescent to right. Rev. MOΛΦIOC Uncertain figure (Anahit?) standing left, holding filleted wreath; monogram to left. ACV -. CSC -. Kovacs - Cf. CNG 85 (2010) for an example of the same obverse die. An extreme rarity in the series of the kingdom of Sophene. Missing from almost every serious collection of the area; dark green patina. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 21
Starting Price: 150 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arkathias I, after 150 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.41 g, 1 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed bust of Arkathias I to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APKAΘIOY Nike standing right, holding wreath in her right hand; countermark of Aramaic p at left field. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 22. Kovacs 28 for countermark. Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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