ANCIENT & EARLY COINS

AUCTION 106 CLOSING 11 PM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

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GREEK COINS etc., listed alphabetically


1 ACHAEAN League, Pallantion, Ar Hemidrachm, 196-146 BC, Zeus head r/

monogram in wreath; VF, sl off-ctr, excellent metal with nice lt tone.

(A VF, same variety, brought $250, Pegasi 5/16.) Starting Bid $45




2 AKANTHOS, Tetrobol, c.470-390 BC, Forepart of bull kneeling, Pi-E above/

square, as S1369 (£75); F-VF, well centered, good bright metal.

(Same var, VF brought $190, CNG eAuction 7/12.) Starting Bid $55




3 AKRAGAS, Æ20 (Tetras), 420-406 BC, Eagle on hare r/

Crab, 3 pellets & crayfish below, S1023 (£30); F/F-VF,

somewhat off-ctr mainly on rev, olive-brown patina.

(Clearly stronger than F+ bringing $84, Agora 9/14.) Starting Bid $25




4 AMISOS, Drachm or Siglos, c. 2nd cent BC, Tyche head r./

facing owl, Sigma monogram below right wing; VF, quite well centered & struck for this,

well detailed head; only slightest granularity. Rare & quite nice for this.

(A GVF (diff monogram) brought $384, Spink 9/14.) Starting Bid $100




5 ANAKTORION, Stater, c.350-300 BC, Pegasos l, monogram below/

Athena hd l, NAY above, fillet & ring at rt; F-VF, well centered, decent bright metal,

minor obv crudeness.

(Much nicer than an F/VF [significant surface flaws], same variety,

bringing $242, Roma 9/12.) Starting Bid $140




6 APOLLONIA PONTIKA, Drachm, 450-400 BC; Anchor, crayfish/

Facg Gorgon head, with snaky hair in ringlets, sim S1655 (£90);

VF, somewhat off-ctr but features complete, good silver with lt tone. Clear face.

(A VF, this style, brought $315, DNW 3/07.) Starting Bid $30




7 ARADOS, Tet, Tyche head r/Nike stg l, in wreath, date HOP (70/69 BC), as S5992;

Nice F-VF/F. good centering & strike, lt tone, obv particularly bold.

(An F-VF/F brought $131 in my 5/01 sale.) Starting Bid $85




8 ARMENIA, Tigranes II, 95-56 BC, Æ11, Bust r in tiara/ Grain ear;

AVF, sl off-ctr on sl irregular flan, dark patina with a little earthen hilighting,

decent detailed portrait. Scarce. (A GVF realized $564, CNG 9/10.)

Starting Bid $50




9 ASIA Minor Uncertain, Obol (.89 g), c. 400 BC, Boar forepart r/

lion forepart r, in incuse square; VF, rev sl off-ctr with lion's snout off;

excellent bright metal; unpublished and rare.

(A Similar pair, GVF, sold for $528, CNG 9/06.) Starting Bid $50




10 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526;

EF, well centered & struck, good metal with lt tone, sharp high relief detail.

Very pleasing example of the classic "owl."

(Compare a GVF sold at $4600, CNG 9/12.) Starting bid $999




11 New Style Tet, Athena head r/Owl on amphora, winged caduceus at left,

Thomp.376a; AEF, sl off-ctr, but a very nice example, good metal, strike & style.

Ex Heritage 1/13 where it realized $881. Starting Bid $625




12 BAKTRIA, Eukratides I, 170-145 BC, Obol, Helmeted head r/

caps of Dioscuri, monogram below, S7578; EF, nrly centered,

minor trace of roughness, strong detail (even on caps),

ltly toned & quite nice for this. (A VF brought $885, Gorny 3/11.) MB $100



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13 Menander, 160-145 BC, Drachm, Diademed bust r/

Athena stg l, S7600; EF, nrly centered with full lgnds,

sharply struck with well-detailed portrait of fine style.

Good metal with lt patina in recesses. (An EF brought $472, F&S 6/08.)

Min Bid $100




14 Antialkidas, Drachm, Head rt in kausia/Zeus std l, elephant forepart, S7629;

bold VF, centered, full lgnds, contrasting dark patina in fields.

(A GVF brought $253, CNG 5/08.) MB $35




15 Apollodotos II, Æ24 square, Apollo stg r/tripod, S7675;

Choice VF, centered with full lgnds, sl thick patina with minor touches of roughness;

a nice thick heavy coin (17.20 g). Rare, I could find no sale record. Starting Bid $65




16 BYBLOS, Azbaal, c. 350 BC, Ar Dishekel, 13.20 g, Galley above hippocamp/

Lion chewing on bull, Cf S6013 (£750); AEF/VF, nrly centered,

obv well struck for this with excellent detailed hippocamp;

rev somewhat crudely struck, excellent metal with lt tone.

Ex CNG as GVF/VF. (Nicer than a VF+ bringing $1250, Pegasi 5/13.)

Starting Bid $350




17 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes V, 163-130 BC, Drachm, Head r/

Athena stg l, Year 33, S7286; EF, well centered & struck with strong portrait detail;

only a few very minor surface blemishes.

(An EF realized $1082, Roma 9/14.) Starting Bid $160




18 Ariarathes VII, 116-101 BC, Drachm, Head r/Athena stg l,

contemporary imitation, somewhat Celticized style with partly illiterate lgnds;

AEF/VF, well centered, excellent bright silver.

(A similar imitation, VF-EF/VF, brought $160, Rauch 5/10.) MB $45




19 CARIAN Satraps, Hekatomnos, 391-376 BC, Tetartemorion (.19 g),

Head facg sl left/lion head l; AEF, rev off-ctr to rt, excellent metal for this sort of coin,

good detail, with obv face particularly strong.

Rare. (A GVF [which I'd grade F-VF] brought $288, CNG 6/06.) Min Bid $50





20 CARTHAGE, Æ19, c. 200 BC, Tanit head l/Horse head r, O in front;

AVF/VF, well centered, dark greenish-brown patina, perhaps subtly smoothed,

a nice bold coin. (A F+ of this type brought $306, iNumis 3/11.) Starting Bid $25




21 CELTIC, GAUL, Leuci, cast Potin, 17 mm, 1st cent BC, Diademed Head l./

boar stg l, loop below; F or better, crude as always but fully clear,

smooth dark patina with some earthen hilighting. Starting Bid $20




22 -- Senones, cast Potin 17 mm, 1st cent BC, "Indian" head rt with "wild hair"/

horse l; VF, sl irregular flan, basically smooth olive patina, obv particularly bold,

looks almost as made. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $117, Peus 11/12.)

Starting Bid $40




23 -- Volcae Tectosages, Ar Drachm, 1st cent BC, Curly haired Male head rt/

cross & pellets, Cf LT 3056; VF, obv typically off-ctr with profile off, good metal with lt tone.

These virtually always have head left, very rare with head right. Minimum Bid $40




24 Eastern Celts, Serbia, Ar Drachm, c. 100 BC, "Kugelwange" type,

imitating Philip II of Macedon; Zeus head r/horse l,

EF, rev sl off-ctr losing horse head, good bright silver. Choice.

(Nicer than a VF, this exact style, bringing $212, CGB 9/02.) MB $50




25 CHERRONESOS, Hemidrachm, 400-350 BC, Lion forepart/

rev divided in four, in one quarter A & pellet, grape bunch in other; as S1602;

Choice AEF, exceptionally well centered & struck with lion in fine style

with strong detail. Excellent metal. What more can you want?

(A VF of the type brought $212, CGB 10/08.) Starting Bid $85




26 Same but HP monogram & pellet/lone pellet on rev;

VF, obv centered sl high crowding top, but strong lion detail; rev well centered;

good metal. Seems to be a rare rev, none on acsearch. Starting Bid $30




27 COELE-SYRIA, CHALKIS, Ptolemy, 85-40 BC, Æ20x22, Zeus hd r/

2 Warriors stg, without lgnd, Cf. S-5897 (Æ19, £25);

VF/AVF, obv sl off-ctr, decent brown patina, pleasant.

(A VF brought $269, Gorny 10/12.) Starting Bid $25




28 CORINTH, Stater, c.400-375 BC, Pegasos r/Athena hd l, dolphin above,

thymiaterion at right; VF, perfectly centered, sl traces of porosity,

ltly toned, bold features. Rare!

Coins with these rev symbols seem always to have Pegasos left.

(A GVF with Pegasos left brought $3792, Roma 3/14.) Min Bid $165




29 EGYPT, Ptolemy II, Tet., Ptolemy I head r/Eagle l, Sigma-T & KI at left,

Sv366; Nice VF, good centering, strike & metal, well detailed portrait.

(A Ptolemy II Tet, GVF with scrs brought $1138, F&S 6/08.) Starting Bid $150




30 Ptolemy IV, Æ33, Zeus head r/Eagle l, Lambda-I betw legs;

F+, brown patina, weak area on rev. (An F-VF/F brought $76 in my 1/10 sale.)

Starting Bid $30




31 Ptolemy VI, Æ27, Head of Cleo I as Isis rt/Eagle l, Paphos monogram, S7903;

VF/AEF, well centered, minor edge split, brown patina, minimal porosity,

strong detail on portrait & especially eagle. (A F+ brought $378, iNumis 3/11.) MB $50




32 Cleopatra VII, Æ21 (40 Drachmae), Her bust r/Eagle l., M to rt, S7956;

AVF/F, rev is a touch off-ctr & a little rough;

dark greenish patina with earthen hilighting;

obv bold, with strong portrait in somewhat uncharacteristic style.

(An AVF brought $1755, Kunker 10/15; VF $11,480, Gorny 3/16.) MB $375




33 EION, Diobol, c. 480 BC, Goose stg r, looking back, salamander above, A below/

4-part square; VF, nrly centered on large oval flan, minimal granularity, bold features.

(A VF brought $160 on $260 bid, FSR 11/04; VF/F $500, Lanz 6/11.) Min. Bid $60




34 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires IV, c.63-53 BC, Ar Tet, Bust l./Zeus std l,

date below EN-Sigma; c/mk obv obv right of Nike stg in incuse square;

VF, crudely struck, particularly on rev, with possible trace of overstrike

or flan flaw on rev; good bright silver; c/mk is mushy; portrait pretty good;

Rare, especially with date. Ex Pars Coins as Choice EF and

ex Triskeles auction 3/17 where it realized $1150 (described as "dark find patina;"

it has since been cleaned, tho not by me. I would never touch a coin. Or my ---).

Starting Bid $450




35 Kamnaskires V, 54-33 BC, Ar Tet, Bearded bust l., star above anchor at rt/

lgnd & bearded bust left, GIC 5884 (£250); VF, centered, bright silver,

minimal granularity, rev lgnd & bust more clear than usual. Far better than GIC plate coin.

(A Nice VF brought $1725, Triton 1/04.) Starting Bid $295




36 Orodes I, Æ Drachm, GIC-5892, Bust l.,/Artemis bust r;

Choice VF, light brown with some green hilighting, rev a little off-ctr but with full lgnd,

more clear than usual. (A Nice VF brought $67 on $100 bid in my 11/13 sale.)

Starting Bid $15




37 Orodes II, Æ Drachm, GIC-5904, Facg bust/facg Artemis bust;

Nice VF, brown with some green hilighting, clear obv face & full rev lgnd.

Scarcer type. (A Ch. VF in my 6/13 sale realized $65 on a $100 bid.) Starting Bid $15




38 -- GIC-5905, rev Dashes, Nice VF, green-&-brown patina with strong contrast,

fully clear face. (A VF+ [looks F-VF] brought $130, Pegasi 11/09.) Starting Bid $15




39 Orodes III, Æ Drachm, GIC-5910, Æ Drachm, Facg bust with bushy hair/dashes,

Choice VF, nice hilighted patina, excellent portrait.

(A VF brought $48 in my 3/04 sale; GVF (rev very wk) $101, M&M 11/13.)

Starting Bid $15




40 EPHESOS, Tet, 390-330 BC, Bee/Stag forepart & palm, magistrate Apistratos,

as S4372; F/VF, the obv somewhat rough & waterworn,

the rev well centered & very nice. Grey tone.

Ex my 5/95 sale where it brought $195 on $240 bid.

(A VF of the type with sl faults realized $2850, Gorny 3/13.) MB $135




41 ERYTHRAE, Æ16, 3rd cent BC, Herakles hd r/

5-line lgnd (Polikritos son of Polikritos), sim. S4441;

AVF, minimally off-ctr, brown patina. (A VF (diff magistrate) brought $504, Naumann 2/14.)

Starting Bid $15




42 HALIKARNASSOS, Hemidrachm, c. 100 BC, Apollo hd r/

Lyre; sim. S4876 (£140); AVF, well centered on oval flan "favoring the types;

decent metal, a nice bold coin, and very scarce. (A VF brought $390, Peus 5/08.)

Starting Bid $110




43 HERAKLEIA, Ar Nomos, 281-278 BC, Athena had facg 3/4 rt,

in triple crested helmet/Herakles stg w/club & lion skin;

F-VF, nrly centered, decent metal, Athena's face fully clear;

quite scarce with this artistic facing head. (A VF brought $1394, Roma 10/17.)

Starting Bid $200




44 HIMERA, Æ17 (Hemilitron), 420-408 BC, Nymph hd l./6 pellets in wreath,

S1110; VF, centered on a sl ragged flan, dark green patina with earthen hilighting,

strong detail on head.

(A VF sold for $273, Peus 11/10.) Starting Bid $40




45 HIMYARITES, (Arabia), Ar Quinarius, Amdan Bayyin Yanaf, c. 100 AD,

Head rt within torque/Lgnd, head r, scepter at rt, GIC-5717;

Choice EF/VF, well centered & struck, good bright metal, unusually nice.

(An EF/VF brought $146 on $300 bid in my 9/09 sale; EF $270, CGB 11/09.)

Starting Bid $95




46 -- Amdan Bayyin, Quinarius, Head r in beaded circle, trident behind/

lgnd, small head r, scepter at rt, GIC-5718; Choice Mint state,

sharply struck with strong details even on the little rev head;

bright silver. Another exceptional specimen.

(An EF realized $410, Gorny 10/05.) Starting Bid $120




47 HISTIAIA, Tetrobol, 3rd cent BC, Hd of Nymph Histiaia r/

nymph std r on prow, trident below; as S2496;

AEF/EF, obv sl off-ct to left but head complete & nice; good metal with moderate tone.

(A VF-EF/VF brought $363, Rauch 4/18.) Starting Bid $70




48 INDO-SKYTHIANS, Azes I, 57-35 BC, Ar Drachm, King on horse r/

Zeus Nikephoros stg l, 4 monograms, AEF, lgnds partly off,

good silver with faint granularity & some brown tone, unusually nice for this.

(A similar type, GVF, brought $196, CNG eAuction 2/16.) Starting Bid $30




49 INDO-PARTHIANS, Drachm, 1st cent AD, imitating Vardanes I of Parthia,

with c/mk helmet in circle at obv bottom; crude VF/F, somewhat crude as always,

decent silver. (Better than a F bringing $146, CNG eAuction 9/12.) Starting Bid $80




50 ISTROS, Drachm, mid-5th century BC, Two facg male heads, right inverted/

Eagle on dolphin in square; not the common 4th century issue,

but very rare archaic precursor; VF, pear-shaped flan, obv well centered

with heads complete, strong faces; rev off-ctr to bottom.

(Obv much nicer than on a VF, somewhat granular with smoothing,

"extremely rare," bringing $1700+, Leu Web auction 6/17.)

Starting Bid only a piffling $160




51 JUDAEA, Herod the Great (more like Herod the Horrid), 40-4 BC,

Æ Prutah, Anchor & lgnd/double cornucopiae, Hend.-1188;

AVF, somewhat off-ctr but features complete, most of lgnd legible;

dark greenish patina with earthen hilighting.

(An F-VF brought $88 on $95 bid in my 3/13 sale; VF $188, Heritage 4/14.)

MB $45




52 KNOSSOS, Æ19, c.220 BC, Bull & rider left/labyrinth, star above, S3228;

AF/VF, brown patina, obv somewhat indistinct,

labyrinth fully clear with only one corner off.

Rare & desirable type which always brings strong prices.

(Better than a F, rough, weak in center, bringing $414, CNG 4/18.)

Starting Bid $75




53 KOLOPHON, Drachm, c.375-350 BC, Apollo head l./

kithara, Aristeides magistrate. As S4346 (£250);

Ex Leu web auc 6/17, described as "beautifully toned" VF,

with "quite an amazing patina;" it realized $268.

It is darkly toned with whiteish hilighting; well centered, nice style. A rare coin, too.

Starting Bid $135




54 KYZIKOS, Hemiobol, c.510-480 BC, Tunny fish/4-part square;

VF or better, centered, darkly toned, decent metal with only sl uneven surface;

the fish very clear & detailed. Much scarcer than the common later issues.

(Nicer than a VF [very porous] realizing $406, Gorny 10/15.) Starting Bid $45




55 LAMPSAKOS, Diobol (1.30 g), 500-450 BC, Pegasos rt with curled wing/

incuse square; VF, centered & well struck with strong detail, only slightest granularity.

Ex Pars Coins as Choice Good VF. Rare & nice for this.

(A GVF with granular surfaces (Pegasos left, less rare) brought $467, CNG eAuc 2/14)

Min Bid $100




56 LARISSA, Drachm, 450-420 BC, Thessalos restraining bull rt

(on this coin the bull is pulling him off his feet & nearly horizontal)/

Horse leaping r, S2111 (£225); VF, good centering with everything on the flan,

nice bright metal quality; fine style horse. Thessalos' head softly struck.

Ex BCD with his tag & photos.

(An F-VF sl off-ctr realized $196 on $271 bid, FSR 9/14.) MB $125




57 Drachm 350-325 BC, Nymph head 3/4 l./ horse rt, S2120;

VF, well centered & complete, only very sl surface imperfections, ltly toned.

A decent bold coin with nice style head. Ex BCD with his tag & photos.

(A VF brought $800, Peus 11/06.) MB $145




58 As last but horse left with plant below & lower ethnic retrograde.

Very rare variety. VF, nrly centered, gunmetal grey tone, very nice face.

(This variety, same dies, GVF, brought $3525, Triton 1/14.) Starting Bid $275




59 Obol, Nymph head 3/4 left/horse r; VF/F-VF, toned,

nice strong head of fine style. Ex BCD with his handwritten tag & photos.

(A VF, ltly corroded, brought $167, Kunker 3/05.)

Starting Bid $45




60 LOKROI Epizephyrioi, Stater, 300-280 BC, Zeus head l./

Eagle with hare l, retro N below tail; sim. S486 (£375);

VF/F-VF, centered, obv lgnd wk, portrait nicely detailed;

decent metal with only a hint of roughness on rev; well toned.

Rare. (Same type, minor variant, GVF brought $5581, Triton 1/12.) MB $250




61 LYCIAN Dynasts, c.500-460 BC, Stater, Pegasos on round shield rt/triskeles;

monogram each side; VF, centered on a crude misshapen flan,

but good metal & types fairly well struck.

(A VF, Pegasos left, not rarer, brought $8462, Peus 11/12.) MB $160




62 Perikle, 380-360 BC, 1/3 Stater (Tetrobol), Facg lion scalp/

triskeles & Hermes head, S5242 (£110); AEF/VF, nrly centered on egg shaped flan,

good metal quality, rev somewhat crudely struck, obv quite well struck.

Ex Pars as Choice EF. (Same variety, VF-EF/EF, brought $1213, Hirsch 5/15.)

MB $85




63 MACEDON, Alexander the Great, Tet, of Tarsos, Herakles head r/

Zeus std l, B below throne, Pr.3000; struck under Balakros or Menes;

F-VF/F, narrow flan, rev sl off-ctr, minor roughness on rev,

obv well-centered & nice with lt tone.

(A VF with sl faults, same var, not greatly better, brought $588, CNG eAuc 5/14,

with a long essay on this coin's historical importance

as actually the first "Alexandrine" coinage.) Starting Bid $125




64 -- Posthumous Tet of Mesembria, helmet in field, Lambda-A below throne,

Pr.1029, Choice EF/VF+, perfectly centered & well struck, portrait of wonderful style

(much unlike the usual Mesembria production); good metal with dark contrasting tone in recesses. Highly appealing. Starting bid $395




65 -- Posthumous Tet of Aspendos, A-Sigma above date K in left rev field;

Pr. 2899; EF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, on large oval flan, good strike, bright silver.

(An EF brought $1190, Bruun Rasmussen 5/17; GVF $764, CNG 5/14 (diff dates).)

MB $320




66 -- Drachm, Kolophon, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, 2 monograms, Pr.1823;

Nice EF, well centered & struck on a full flan, good metal with lt tone, nice style

(Alex looks like he smells something bad).

(A Near EF, same var., brought $460, CNG eAuc 4/17.) MB $150




67 -- Drachm, Lampsakos, "NO" monogram & Pegasos at left, COPY,

by Slavei (I think), struck, in silver, EF+ toned, great detail, a beauty.

Starting Bid $10




68 -- Obol, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, no symbols, SNG Tubingen 1124;

VF/AVF, obv sl off-ctr on unround flan, ltly toned, strong detail on head,

good for this scarce item. Starting Bid $55




69 Imperial times, 3rd cent AD, Æ26, Alexander head left/

Two 6-column temples. Decent F, rev sl off-ctr but lgnds virtually all there,

dullish greenish-brownish patina. Rare with head left; none on acsearch.

(A GF with head right brought $213, CNG eAuc 7/11.) Starting Bid $30




70 Autonomous (Amphipolis), Tetrobol, 196-168 BC, Maenad head r/

galley stern, S1384; VF, nrly centered on sl small flan,

very sl granularity but bright with some nice toning.

Ex BCD with 2 handwritten tags. (A GVF brought $143, CNG 3/99) MB $30




71 MASIKYTES, Hemidrachm, 168-81 BC, Apollo hd r/Lyre, M-A,

at left serpent on omphalos; AEF/VF, sl obv surface faults, rev much off-ctr,

symbol crudely struck. Toned. (A VF of the type brought $200, Berk 10/09.)

Starting Bid $40




72 MASSALIA, Obol, 380-336 BC, Youthful hd l./MA in wheel, S72;

VF, rev somewhat off-ctr, die break under nose creates a moustache.

Good metal quality with nice tone. (A VF brought $385, Berk 7/09.)

Starting Bid $25




73 MESEMBRIA, Diobol, c.450-350 BC, Corinthian helmet facg/

META in wheel; F/VF, obv much off-ctr but most of helmet on flan; good metal.

(A F+ brought $125, Berk 9/11.) Min Bid $30




74 METAPONTUM, Stater, c.330-290 BC, Demeter head l/

grain ear, tongs & A-Theta-A at left, VF, well centered on large flan,

good strike without flatness on grain ear; decent metal with sl uneven toning.

(Same variety (same obv die), GVF brought $1495, Triton 1/09.) Starting Bid $250




75 Stater, c.350-330 BC, Helmeted hd of Leukippos r, lion head at left/

grain ear, club, AMI; as S415 (£250); F, nrly centered, decent bright metal,

minor cracklike flaw on helmet unworthy of mention; portrait still quite nice.

Rare in grades below VF -- or, more accurately, being graded below VF!

(Equal to an F-VF with granular obv bringing $276, Stacks 3/08.) MB $100




76 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion forepart, head l./

star pattern in square, S3532 (£65); Ex European auction as EF, and it really is,

and choice, obv well centered, rev just a touch off-ctr;

excellent bright metal, sharp lion detail. The earliest affordable coin.

(An EF brought $489, CNG 9/11.) Starting Bid $110




77 Same. AEF, obv somewhat off-ctr with lion's snout off; mane well detailed;

rev well centered & bold; decent metail with lt tone.

(An off-ctr VF brought $175, CGF 1/04.) Min Bid $30




78 NABATAEA, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, Æ16,

Conjoined heads of Aretas & Queen Shaqilath r/crossed cornucopiae & lgnd,

GIC-5699; AVF/F, sl off-ctr, green-&-brown patina, minor roughness,

both portraits quite strong. But why read all this verbiage, just look at the picture.

(A F/F-VF brought $46 on $96 bid in my 1/15 sale.) Starting Bid $18




79 Rabbel II & Queen Gamilat, 71-106 AD, Silver drachm, King's bust r/

Queen's bust r, GIC5705; at least F & decent for this, usual tight flan, partial lgnds,

good silver, portraits quite strong. Far scarcer than Æ.

(A F/F-VF brought $298, Rauch 9/17) MB $40




80 NAGIDOS, Stater, 380-360 BC, Aphrodite std l, altar, Eros behind/

Dionysos stg l, Z at bottom; S5585 (£350); AEF, some lt die rust, & die break on obv

(as always from this hoard); otherwise good bright metal with lt tone.

(A VF, same obv die, brought $2205, Peus 11/12.) Starting bid $375




81 NEAPOLIS (Macedon) Hemidrachm, 424-350 BC, Facing Gorgoneion/

nymph head r, lgnd around, S1417; Choice EF/VF,

well centered & sharply struck with a superb Gorgon face; good metal with lt tone.

A highly desirable piece.

(GVF, same variety, brought $879, Kunker 3/11; EF $2990, Nomos 5/12.)

MB $235




82 PAEONIA, Patraos, 335-315 BC, Tet, Apollo hd r/

horseman riding down shield bearer, S1520;

EF/VF, obv nrly centered & nicely struck, not crude as these so often are;

head of excellent style. Rev a little off-ctr with some crudeness. Good metal.

(A GVF brought $1610, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $250




83 PANORMOS, Litra, 405-380 BC, Young male head l./

man-headed bull l., as S884 (Head rt, £175);

AEF, somewhat off-ctr, profile crowded, rev head off;

good metal with uncleaned original darkish patina. Great obv hair detail.

(Compare a VF bringing $470, Leu WebAuc 6/17.) Starting bid $60




84 PANTIKAPAION, Æ22, 4th cent BC, Pan head r/Griffin forepart l, sturgeon below,

S1700; Choice VF-EF, well centered & struck,

nice deep green patina with only very sl roughness; excellent detail.

(A GVF realized $443, CNG 9/07.) Starting bid $75




85 -- COPY in silver of Gold Stater, Pan head 3/4 left/Griffin l;

by Slavei; EF+, a superbly detailed, beautiful piece. Min bid $20




86 PARION, 3/4 Drachm, 4th cent BC, Facing Gorgoneion/ cruciform pattern,

S3917 (£200); AEF, centered, good metal.

These always come with poorly struck mushy faces.

This example is quite the exception with a very strong face. A very special coin.

(A VF-EF brought $508, Gorny 3/17.) Starting bid $100




87 Hemidrachm, 350-300 BC, Gorgoneion facg/bull stg l, looking back,

as S3919 (£85); VF+/VF, well centered & struck, good metal, nice strong face.

(A VF+ of the type realized $430, CGB 11/11.) Starting bid $65




PARTHIA By Sellwood numbers, all Ar drachms with bust left/archer rt, unless noted:

88 Phriapatios, 185-170 BC, Æ15, head l/elephant r, Sellw 8.3 (Mithradates I);

G/F, dark green patina, obv crusty & indistinct,

rev with earthen hilighting & fully clear elephant. Rare. Ex Agora 6/14 as Fine,

with starting bid $75, unsold. My Starting Bid $15




89 Artabanus I, 20.1, Mint State, Obv off-ctr to left, rev well centered;

good bright silver; small edge crack at 10:30 obv;

exceptionally well struck for this with superb portrait.

(Compare a VF with sl pits & scrs bringing $920, CNG 9/11.) Starting Bid $265




90 Mithradates II, 123-88 BC, 24.9, VF-EF, well centered for this,

good metal with nice lt tone, fine style portrait. (A VF-EF realized $443, Gorny 3/11.)

Starting Bid $55




91 -- 26.1, Choice EF, nrly centered on large flan, well struck, good bright silver.

(A GVF sold for $527, NY Sale 1/15; EF $1080, CNG 10/15) Starting Bid $90




92 -- 28.7, bust in high tiara, Choice EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr,

good metal with lt tone, superb sharp portrait.

(An EF brought $775, CGB 11/09.) Starting Bid $135




93 -- 28.9 var, Æ18 (Tetrachalkon), Bust in tiara with seven point star/

Pegasos; EF/AVF, obv sl off-ctr, dark patina with trace of crusting, rev somewhat crude,

portrait superbly detailed for a Parthian bronze.

(A similar coin, VF, brought $147, Peus 11/06.) Starting Bid $90




94 Sinatrukes (now attributed to Orodes I), 34.2,

Bust in tiara with halo of pearls atop & fleur on side, anchor behind;

EF/VF, well centered & struck, very slight surface quibbles on rev, well toned,

sharp portrait details. Very rare type.

(Much stronger detail than on an EF bringing $1411, NY Sale 1/16.)

Starting Bid $375




95 "Darius?" (now called Phraates III), 36.4, AEF, a little off-ctr,

some tsuris at top each side probably due to former mounting;

rev very crudely struck in center. Portrait has strong hair & beard detail. Scarce.

(A GVF brought $228, Gorny 3/04.) Min Bid $25




96 Orodes II, 48.10, VF-EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, excellent metal with lt tone.

Choice portrait. (A VF-EF/AEF sold for $448, Hirsch 2/10.) Starting Bid $60




97 Phraates IV, Tet, Sellw type 51, Rev Tyche giving palm to std King,

date all in exergue, a little crude but looks to be Pi-KICIZ-Pi-C;

VF/F, sl off-ctr, minor surface imperfections, deeply toned, portrait quite strong.

With old Christian Blom tag. (A VF of the type brought $585, Peus 11/06.)
Starting Bid $75



98 Phraates IV, 52.33, Phi behind archer, rare variety;

VF, sl unround flan, rev somewhat off-ctr, moderately rough, deeply toned.

Portrait has near EF hair detail.

(A VF brought $207, CNG eAuc 6/17.) Starting Bid $30




99 Artabanus II, 61.7, AEF/VF, usual low obv centering,

some smoothing with traces of roughness still remaining; sharp hair detail.

Scarce type. (A GVF brought $172, Triton 1/04) MB $40




100 -- 63.6, EF, usual low obv centering, good lusterlike metal with lt tone.

(A GVF brought $276, Triton 1/10.) Min Bid $65




101 Vardanes I, Tet, 64.26, VF+/VF, obv just sl off-ctr, rev centered with month definite

(scarce thus); bright silver.

(An AVF of the type brought $1170, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $110




102 Gotarzes II, 65.33 (no royal wart but identifiable by legend);

AEF/VF+, usual low obv centering, rev well centered, excellent metal with lt tone.

(A GVF brought $702, NY Sale 1/15.) MB $45




103 Vologases I, Tet, as Sellw 68 but month reads (Pi)EPEIT, unlisted;

VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr; good metal with medium toning;

almost invisible obv graffiti. Portrait boldly detailed.

(An AVF of the type but with indeterminate dating sold for $1170, NY Sale 1/15.)

Starting Bid $120




104 -- Æ10, Sellw.70.16, Rev Horse head r, A to rt; F-VF, rev sl off-ctr,

somewhat thick pale green patina, features reasonably clear.

Rare. Starting Bid $25




105 -- 71.1, VF-EF/VF, less off-ctr than usual, rev somewhat double struck,

good metal, deeply toned. (A VF brought $286, CNG 12/92.)

Starting Bid $35




106 Vologases II, 72.10, Bust in tiara of hooks, letters behind erased from die;

AEF, sl off-ctr as usual, excellent metal quality with medium tone. Very rare.

(A VF realized $860, Peus 11/05; AVF $1112, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $300




107 Vologases III, 78.3, VF+/VF, excellent centering for this, decent metal with lt tone.

(A VF+ brought $130, CGF 6/03.) Starting Bid $25




108 -- 78.4-var (lgnd differs; N in second line retrograde);

AEF/VF+, a little off-ctr as usual, excellent metal with lt tone.

(A GVF (regular 78.4) realized $96, CNG eAuc 5/11.) Min Bid $40




109 -- 78.8, rare variety with + above bow, EF, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr,

excellent metal for this with lt tone. Ex my collection since 1978 as best I could get.

(An EF brought $184, CNG eAuc 6/126, the only one on acsearch.) Starting Bid $50




110 Mithradates IV (now bumped up to Mith V), 82.1, AEF, nrly centered,

decent metal with deep old toning. Nice, and very scarce type.

(A GVF brought $410, NY Sale 1/15.) MB $100




111 Vologases IV, 84.131; VF-EF, nrly centered on large flan,

rev typically somewhat crude, excellent metal with lt tone.

(A VF realized $67, Agora 4/15.) Starting Bid $40






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