obolos 12
31 March 2018
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Lot 30
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
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KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.46 g, 11 h), Arkathiokerta(?). Diademed head of Mithradates to right (or more likely his brother Arkathias II) wearing bashlyk; MΘ countermark behind head. Rev. BA[..] MΘΡΑ around club. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 34 var. (legend) but this obverse die. Unpublished countermark in Kovacs but cf. no 22-23. Dark green-brown patina; extremely rare type and apparently unpublished prior to Kovacs in 2016. Good very fine.

From the collection of Yerets’ Kariatin, Switzerland.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
31 Mar 2019 15:15:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
19 Sep 2021 04:26:40 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
80 CHF by tigranes (Bids: 3)

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Lot 30
Starting Price: 70 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.46 g, 11 h), Arkathiokerta(?). Diademed head of Mithradates to right (or more likely his brother Arkathias II) wearing bashlyk; MΘ countermark behind head. Rev. BA[..] MΘΡΑ around club. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 34 var. (legend) but this obverse die. Unpublished countermark in Kovacs but cf. no 22-23. Dark green-brown patina; extremely rare type and apparently unpublished prior to Kovacs in 2016. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Lot 31
Starting Price: 50 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.26 g, 11 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed head of Mithradates to right (or more likely his brother Arkathias II) wearing bashlyk; horse countermark punched against his neck. Rev. BA M-IΘΡ around club. ACV -. CSC -. Kovacs 34. for c/m Kovacs 11. Dark brown patina; extremely rare type and apparently unpublished prior to Kovacs in 2016, and not recorded countermark for this type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Lot 32
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II Philopator, ca. 89 - after 85 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Arkathiokerta (?). Diademed head of Mithradates to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. BAΣI MIΘ around club; MIΘ countermark on the right field. ACV -. CSC -. Kovacs 35 this obverse die. for c/m Kovacs 22. Dark green-brown patina; extremely rare type and apparently unpublished prior to Kovacs in 2016; interesting variation in the inscription with the use of the Σ instead of C. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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