ANCIENT & EARLY COINS


AUCTION 101 CLOSING 11 PM, TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

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GREEK COINS etc., listed alphabetically


1 AITOLIAN League, Hemidrachm, 279-168 BC, Hd of Aitolia in Kausia r/boar r; VF/AVF, centered, minimally grainy, obv quite bold & nice. (A VF brought $405, Gorny 10/09.) Min. Bid $90




2 AKANTHOS, Tetrobol, c.470-390 BC, Forepart of bull kneeling, A above/ square, as S1369 (£75); AVF, well centered, good bright metal. (Same var, VF brought $177, Hirsch 9/13.) MB $75




3 AMBRAKIA, Æ19, 238-168 BC, Dione hd r/Obelisk in wreath; Nice AVF, good olive patina. Ex-BCD with his tag, he paid 75 SFr. (Nicer than a rough VF bringing $105, M&M 5/07.) Min.Bid $25




4 AMISOS, Drachm, 4th cent BC, Tyche hd l/Owl facg, as S3634; EF, obv off-ctr but head complete, good metal, unusually sharp. (A roughly clnd GVF brought $1265, CNG 9/11) MB $235




5 Æ22, c. 1st cent BC, Dionysos hd r/Cista mystica & thyrsos, S3640; Choice EF, well centered & struck, smooth brown patina, superb detailed head of fine style. (Nicer than the one in my last sale bringing $151 on $170 bid; EF $313, Tradart 12/85.) MB $95




6 AMPHIPOLIS, Tet, 158-149 BC, Artemis head in shield/Club in wreath, S1386; AVF, good bright silver. (An F-VF brought $231 on $260 bid in my 11/06 sale.) Minimum Bid $135




7 APOLLONIA PONTIKA, Drachm, 450-400 BC; Anchor, A & crayfish/Facg Gorgon head; EF, bright silver, but rev off-ctr losing mouth, like Kilroy. (An EF brought $525, Lanz 6/13.)Min Bid $30




8 ARADOS, Stater, 400-350 BC, Bearded deity head r/Galley, S5971 (£175); F/VG+, centered on a thick narrow flan, bright silver. (An AVF/F with lt porosity brought $311, FSR 6/13) MB $35




9 ARMENIA, Tigranes II, 95-56 BC, Æ19x22, Bust r in tiara/ Tyche std r, Orontes below; F-VF, sl mottled green patina, bold features. (A F-VF/AF (Æ23) brought $111, FSR 11/13.) MB $60




10 ASPENDOS, Stater, 420-370 BC, Two wrestlers, AI betw/ Slinger & triskeles; VF, good metal, nrly centered & decent bold strike for this. Lt tone. (Nicer than a mushy looking GVF, same variety, bringing $455, Baldwin's 2/13.) Minimum Bid $185




11 ATHENS, New Style Tet, 165-42 BC, Athena hd r/Owl on amphora, dolphin & trident at rt; AEF, good centering, strike & metal quality; bold & nice. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $588, Goldberg 1/14.) Minimum bid only $300




12 BABLYON, Tet, c. 328-311 BC, Baal std l./lion l., bee above; as S6140 (£400); F, a touch off-ctr on very thick (5 mm) narrow flan, decent metal. Scarce type & rare variety with bee. MB $100




13 BAKTRIA, Antimachos, Drachm, Bust r in kausia/Poseidon stg, COPY, by Slavei, struck in silver, Ch EF toned. Nice. MB $8



14 Apollodotos I, Square Drachm, elephant/humped bull, S7591; F+, centered, full lgnds, bold features, decent for grade. (A F-VF realized $312 in my 1/11 sale.) Minimum Bid $40




15 Menander, 160-145 BC, Drachm, Diademed bust r/Athena stg l, S7600; Choice EF, centered, full lgnds, medium tone; portrait quite sharp. (An EF brought $472, F&S 6/09.) MB $100




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16 Same but heroic bust l, thrusting spear, S7602, VF, full lgnds, rev sl off-ctr with minor surface stress fault. And I really do mean minor. (A GVF realized $370, Gorny 10/99.) Minimum Bid $35




17 Philoxenos, Square Drachm, Diademed Bust r/King on horse r; choice VF, centered, good metal with nice tone. (A VF with sm flaw brought $440, CNG 5/02.) Minimum Bid $170




18 Zoilos II, c. 50-40 BC, Drachm, Bust r/Athena adv l; Choice EF, a touch off-ctr with only minor crudeness, good metal with lt tone; nice for this. (An EF brought $625, Gorny 10/07.) MB $110




19 Azes I, 57-35 BC, Bannu Drachm, Zeus stg l./Nike stg r; Virtually Mint, centered, sl lgnd crowding, bright lustrous silver. (An EF/VF sold for $480, Peus 11/96.) Minimum Bid $100




20 BIRYTIS, Æ11, c. 350-300 BC, Kabeiros hd l./club in wreath, S4057; Choice VF+, well centered & struck, glossy smooth dark greenish patina. (A VF-EF brought $270, Gorny 10/09.) MB $40




21 BITHYNIAN Kingdom, Prusias I, 238-183 BC, Æ18, Apollo hd r/Bow & quiver, S7263; Choice VF, centered, dark greenish patina, quite strong detail on head. (A VF brought $102, CNG eAuction 8/06.) Minimum Bid $40




22 BOEOTIA, Drachm, 221-197 BC, Demeter hd 3/4 rt/Poseidon stg, Delta-I, as S2403; VF, centered, pleasant, nice high relief head. (A VF, same var., brought $679, Kunker 9/04.) MB $170




23 BYBLOS, Adramelek, 348-332 BC, 1/16 shekel, Galley & hippocamp/lion attacking bull, S6010 (£75); VF+, well centered & clear, lt tone, I selected this as best of sizeable hoard in 1991. (A GVF with soft obv brought $230, CNG eAuction 7/08.) MB $65




24 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes VII, 112-100 BC, Drachm, Head rt/Athena stg l, Theta below, S7291; EF, good bright silver with lt tone, lovely detailed portrait of refined style. (A VF-EF brought $325, Gorny 3/08; EF $489 Triton 1/06.) Minimum Bid $140




25 Ariarathes IX, 101-97 BC, Drachm, Head r/Athena stg l, S7298; VF+/VF, well centered & bold, tone in recesses. (A GVF sold for $368, CNG 9/06.) Minimum Bid $65




26 CARIAN Satraps, Hekatomnos, 395-377 BC, Trihemiobol, Lion forepart l/floral pattern; not to be confused with similiar common type from Miletos; AEF, centered, well detailed & nice. (A GVF brought $1100 (yes), CNG 3/00.) Minimum Bid $95




27 CARTHAGE, Æ31, 220-215 BC, Tanit hd l./horse stg r, palm behind, Punic letter "th" below; VF, centered, dark brown patina, only minor surface quibbles, quite decent & scarce. (A GVF, same var., sold for $881, CNG 9/14.) Minimum Bid $125




28 CELTIC, GAUL, Leuci, cast Potin 15 mm, 1st cent BC, Diademed Head l./boar stg l, fleur below; AVF, irregular flan with prominent casting sprue attached; dk green patina; clear features. (A GVF, this exact type, brought $254, UBS 9/08.) Min Bid $30




29 -- Senones, cast Potin 17 mm, 1st cent BC, Head rt with "wild hair"/horse l, LT7417; F or better, crude, dark green patina with earthen hilights, clear features. (A F-VF brought $78 on $103 bid in my 11/04 sale.) Minimum Bid $25




30 -- Sequani? cast Potin 18 mm, Head l./horse l, above 3 dots within crescent; VF/EF, hilighted dark green patina. My research failed to find a match for this, must be rare. Minimum Bid $40




31 CHALKIS (Euboia), Drachm, 340-294 BC, Hera hd r/Eagle flying r, with snake, S2483; VF/F-VF, centered, good metal with lt tone, nice. (A GF brought $170, Downie 6/03). Minimum Bid $65




32 CHERRONESOS, Hemidrachm, 400-350 BC, Lion forepart/ wreath & pellet in alternate quarters, as S1602; VF+, obv off-ctr to top, excellent metal with rich tone. (A VF of the type brought $212, CGB 10/08.) Minimum Bid $25




33 CORINTH, Stater, 525-500 BC, Archaic Pegasos l., Q below/ incuse swastika pattern, S1860 (£600); AVF, oval flan, obv strike a bit soft but nice bold Pegasos, rev partly wk (as usual for this). Excellent metal. Rare early issue. (A GVF but with roughness & test cut brought $6738, CNG 9/12.) Minimum Bid $375




34 DIOSKOURIAS, Æ18, c. 100 BC, Caps of Dioskuroi topped by stars/Thyrsos & lgnd, S3629; VF+/EF, centered & complete on large flan (unusual thus), smooth dk green patina. Choice! (A VF but weak & ugly brought $282, Album 9/14.) Minimum Bid $75




35 EGYPT, Ptolemy III, Æ36, Zeus hd r/Eagle, PX monogram; VF/F-VF, obv lt tan, minimally grainy, well detailed; rev darker & sl uneven. (A VF brought $518, CNG 9/06.) Minimum Bid $85




36 Same but Æ44; VF, brown patina, lt to moderate roughness, but good detail. A really humongous coin. (A GVF brought $825, Gorny 10/07.) Minimum Bid $100




37 Ptolemy IV, Æ39, Zeus head r/Eagle looking back, Sigma-E monogram; F+/VF, medium brown, ltly grainy on obv, smooth on rev. (An AVF brought $181 in my 11/04 sale.) Minimum Bid $50




38 Ptolemy VI, Æ30, Zeus hd r/twin eagles l, S7900; F+/F, tan patina, rev darker, obv very bold. (An F+/AF brought $56 on $$82 bid in my 2/09 sale.) Minimum Bid $20




39 Cleopatra VII, Æ12 of Cyprus, Her bust r/cornucopiae; F/VG, centered, dark patina, rev crude, reasonable portrait of the famed queen. (A VG brought $151 on $175 bid FSR 1/15.) MB $40



40 ELAIA, hemiobol, 5th cent BC, Athena hd l./wreath, as S4197 (£90); VF/F, centered, rev partly wk with touches of darkness & porosity. Obv decent. (A VF brought $160, Gorny 10/10.) MB $20




41 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires V, c. 54-32 BC, Tet, Bust l., star above anchor/Bearded bust l., lgnd around; AEF, rev sl off-ctr but well struck with strong lgnd; good silver; rare & excellent quality for this. (A nice VF brought $1763, Triton 1/04.) Min Bid $550




42 Orodes I, Æ Drachm, GIC-5892, bust l./Artemis bust r; Choice VF, pale brown patina with green lilighting, rev lgnd clear; quite good for this. (Nice VF $67 on $100 bid FSR 11/13.) Min Bid $20




43 -- GIC-5895, Bust l/anchor & dashes; Choice VF, nice two-toned green & brown patina. (A VF+ brought $56 on $85 bid in my 6/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $15




44 -- GIC-5896, same but no anchor; Choice VF, nice hilighted patina. (A Ch. VF brought $42 on $47 bid, FSR 11/13.) MB $15




45 Phraates, Æ Drachm, GIC-5898, Facg bust/Artemis stg r; Choice VF, nice hilighted patina, rev sl off-ctr. (A VF+ (rough) brought $145, Pegasi 4/11.) Minimum Bid $15




46 -- GIC-5899, same but bust l.; VF, again an attractive hilighted green-&-brown patina. (A VF brought $120, Peus 4/13.) MB $15




47 -- GIC-5902, rev dashes; Choice VF, nice hilighted patina, bold features. (A VF realized $120, Peus 4/13.) Min. Bid $15




48 Orodes II, Æ Drachm, GIC-5904, Facg bust/Artemis bust; Choice VF, pleasing 2-tone patina, rev somewhat off-ctr. (A Ch. VF brought $65 on $100 bid, FSR 3/13.) Minimum Bid $15




49 -- GIC-5905, rev Dashes, Choice VF, hilighted green patina. (A VF+ [looks F-VF] brought $130, Pegasi 11/09.) Min. Bid $15




50 Orodes III, Æ Drachm, GIC-5907, Facg bust/Artemis bust, scarce; Choice VF+, lt brown patina, strong face, rev sl off-ctr but better than usual. Minimum Bid $20




51 -- GIC-5910, Æ Drachm, Facg bust/dashes, Choice VF+, hilighted patina, strong face & rev. (A VF brought $48 in my 3/04 sale; GVF (rev very wk) $101, M&M 11/13.) Minimum Bid $15




52 EPHESOS, Tet, 390-330 BC, Bee/Stag & palm, PYTHAGOROS, as S4372 (£500); AVF, nrly centered on thick narrow flan, good bright metal, problem-free & nice. (An AVF brought $920, Stack's 1/10.) Minimum Bid $295




53 GELA, Litra, c. 430-425 BC, Horseman l./forepart of man-headed bull r; S797 (£150); F, minimally bendy, grainy & crude but centered with clear features. (An F/VF [very weak obv] sold for $255, CGB 1/06.) Minimum Bid $25




54 HIMERA, Æ17 (Hemilitron), 420-408 BC, Nymph hd l./6 pellets in wreath, S1110; EF, a little off-ctr, head with sharp detail; sage green patina. Nice. (A VF sold for $273, Peus 11/10.) Minimum Bid $100




55 Same, VF, centered, green patina, decent. Minimum Bid $35




56 HIMYARITES, (Arabia), Ar Quinarius, Amdan Bayyin, 2nd cent AD, Male head r, big monogram/Small head r in lgnd, cupped fabric, GIC 5718; EF/VF, bright silver, nice. (An EF brought $410, Gorny 10/05.) Minimum Bid $50




57 HISTIAIA, Tetrobol, 196-146 BC, Nymph hd r/Nymph on prow, 12 mm, distinct provincial (?) style; VF, rev a bit off-ctr, good metal, nice head. (A scratched VF, same style, brought $103, Hirsch 5/11.) Minimum Bid $25




58 INDO-GREEK, Indo-Skythians, Azes II, 35-12 BC, Tet, King on horse/Pallas stg r; Nice VF, centered with full lgnds, good silver. (A Ch VF brought $177 on $300 bid, FSR 11/06.) MB $65




59 Kushans, "Soter Megas" c.80-90 AD, Æ Tet, Bust r/King on horse r; AEF, sl off-ctr, nice smooth dark patina with hilighting. Common coin but not this quality! (A Ch. VF brought $121 in my 11/12 sale; AEF [I grade VF] $244, Hirsch 5/14.) Min Bid $45




60 ISTROS, Stater, 2 male heads, right inverted/eagle on dolphin left, A, S1669 (£225); EF, rev a touch off-ctr, strong detail on both heads & eagle. Some scholars identify the heads as the Dioskuroi. Others say it's Click and Clack. (A VF+ realized $926, CGB 11/11.) Minimum Bid $275




61 JUDAEA, Pontius Pilate (famous friend of Bigus Diccus), Æ Prutah, Lituus/LIZ in wreath, Hen.1342; F-VF, brown, irregular flan, partial obv lgnd, bold date. (A F/VF brought $345, Munz Zentrum 7/07.) Minimum Bid $70




62 KAMARINA, Æ12 (Onkia), Facg Gorgon head/Owl & snake, S1064; AEF/VF, centered, smooth dark patina, good strong face. (A VF realized $300, CGF 6/07.) Minimum Bid $75




63 KIERION, Trihemiobol, 400-344 BC, Zeus hd r/Nymph playing astragaloi (dice), S2066 (£150); F+, centered (crowded at rev top), slightest trace of graininess, nice strong features. Rare. (A VF brought $1293, CNG 5/14; GVF $6325, Triton 1/12.) MB $150




64 KNIDOS, Æ11, 3rd cent BC, Apollo hd r/Prow; AEF, centered, dark patina with sl hilighting, good detail. Min Bid $50




65 KOS, Drachm, Herakles hd r/crab, S4996 (£140); AVF, insignificant surface quibbles; rare, a good alternative to the expensive tets. (A VF sold for $600, Pegasi 11/11.) MB $140




66 KOSON, GOLD Stater, 60-40 BC, 3 figures walking l./Eagle hldg wreath; EF, well centered, minor typical crudeness. A hoard some years ago has been absorbed so it's becoming uncommon again. Still cheap for a nice substantial ancient gold coin. (An EF in my last sale brought $1201.) Minimum Bid $750




67 KRANNON, (Thessaly), Æ18, 400-344 BC, Horseman r/ Hydria (water jug) on cart; VF/F, nrly centered, medium brown, nice style, pleasant. Ex BCD with his handwritten tag. Scarce & interesting type. (A GVF brought $534, CNG eAuction 5/11. That's not an "alternative fact.") Minimum Bid $35




68 KYZIKOS, Obol (.85 gm), 550-500 BC, Tunny head/incuse square; VF, a touch grainy but well centered & boldly clear. Rare early issue. (A GVF ("very rare") with sl roughness brought $314, CNG eAuc 5/13.) Minimum Bid $30




69 LARISSA, Drachm, 350-325 BC, Nymph head 3/4 l./ horse rt, S2120; VF, centered & complete on oval flan, decent metal with tone in recesses accentuating features. Nice style head. (A VF brought $800, Peus 11/06.) Minimum Bid $180




70 Trihemiobol, types as last, VF, centered & nice with a finely styled head. Ex BCD with his tag (says bought Cederlind 1994 $400). Scarce type (usual rev is horseman). Minimum Bid $65




71 LESBOS, 1/48 Stater?, 6th cent BC, 2 boars' heads face-to-face/incuse square, 6 mm, .21 gm, as S3488 (1/10 stater, £140); VF, good metal, toned, very bold & nice. Rare, the customary type for this tiny denomination is an eye. Minimum Bid $40




72 LOKRIS Opuntia, 1/4 Stater, 369-338 BC, Persephone hd r/Ajax stg r, kantharos below, S2330 (£25); F, sl off-ctr, asstd sl imperfections, but bid with compassion. (An AF brought $114 on $125 bid in my 10/08 sale.) Minimum Bid $20




73 LYCIAN Dynasts, Mithrapata, 390-370 BC, Trihemiobol? (heavy at 1.59 gm), Facg Lion scalp/triskeles in square, dolphin; EF, bright lustrous silver, centered, well struck, unusually nice.

(A VF (diff symbol) brought $589, Peus 11/12.) Min Bid $250




74 MACEDON, Alexander the Great, Drachm, Colophon, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, Pr.1794; EF/AEF, well centered & struck with particularly strong obv detail; good metal. Tiny die break in front of nose. (A bold VF, same variety, brought $240 + buyer fee, Sedwick 10/13.) Minimum Bid $145




75 -- Drachm, Sardeis, NK monogram; F-VF/F, well centered, minor flan flaw at obv left edge. Starting Bid $30




76 -- Posthumous Tet, Alabanda, Pegasos at left, E above (rare with E, none in acsearch); F, obv centered sl left, decent for grade. Minimum Bid $120




77 -- Another, Mesembria, Pr.1102, AEF, typical crudeness, good metal with mellow tone, large flan. (A VF+, same var., brought $541, Monnaies D'Antan 11/11.) Minimum Bid $165




78 Kassander, Æ16, Herakles hd r/Lion std r EY at rt, S6753; VF, centered, near-black patina. (At least as nice as a VF+ bringing $175, Pegasi 5/13.) Yet Minimum Bid just $25




79 Antigonos Gonatas, 277-239 BC, Tet, Pan head in shield/ Athena stg l; VF, medium tone. Well, okay, it does have some edge chipping at obv bottom & rev top. And, um, a piece at edge has been glued back. (A VF brought $1800, Peus 4/13.) MB $60




80 Amphipolis, Tetrobol, 185-168 BC, club in shield/helmet, S1387; VF+ but a little flattening damage at rev top left edge; obv hardly affected. (A VF brought $415, Peus 4/14.) Min Bid $45




81 MASIKYTES, Hemidrachm, after 168 BC, Apollo hd r/Lyre in incuse square, grain ear at left; VF, toned and decent notwith-standing some very slight imperfections. Are are you perfect? (A GVF of the type brought $290, Gorny 3/08.) Minimum Bid $40




82 MASSALIA, Obol, after 400 BC, Youthful hd l./MA in wheel, S72; AVF, good metal, well-centered & quite nice for this. (A VF sold for $385, Berk 7/09.) Minimum Bid $30




83 Drachm, after 200 BC, Artemis hd r/Lion l, below Lambda over Lambda-IA (rare var., none in acsearch); EF, a tiny bit off-ctr but complete, well struck on good metal & very nice for these. (An EF of the type brought $1955, NY Sale 1/12.) Minimum Bid $275




84 MEGALOPOLIS, Triobol, 234-146 BC, Zeus hd l./Pan std l, S2719; VF+/VF, obv centered low but head complete with great detail. Fred Shore's tag says ex BCD collection. (Compare an AVF bringing $251 on $326 bid in my 7/12 sale; GVF $846, Roma 3/14.) Minimum Bid $100




85 MESEMBRIA, Diobol, 400-350 BC, Facg helmet/wheel, S1673 (£85); AVF, somewhat off-ctr & slight touch of graininess. Meh. (A F+ sold for $125, Berk 9/11.) Minimum Bid $25




86 METAPONTUM, Nomos, 400-375 BC, Diademed female head r/grain ear; F, obv sl off-ctr, head complete, decent metal with lt tone. (A VF, this exact style, realized $1043, Auctiones GmbH eAuc 12/11.) Minimum Bid $100




87 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion head r./star pattern in square, S3533 (£75); EF, centered, lion head complete with sharp detail; excellent metal quality. Ex Naville auction as EF.

(An EF realized $365, CGF 6/03.) Minimum Bid $90




88 Same but head left; VF-EF, good metal, toned, obv off-ctr but most of mane present & detailed. The earliest inexpensive coins. (An off-ctr VF brought $175, CGF 1/04.) Minimum Bid $30




89 MOPSOS, Æ21, 2nd cent BC & later, Zeus hd r/altar, S5575; VF/AVF, rev sl off-ctr, dark green patina with earthen hilighting. (A GVF realized $414, Roma e-Sale 11/13.) Minimum Bid $20




90 NABATAEA, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, Æ13, Head r/crossed cornucopiae, "LH;" Nice AVF, good olive brown patina. Truly scarce type. (A Near VF brought $69, CNG eAuc 4/10.) MB $25




91 NEAPOLIS (Campania), Nomos, c. 300 BC, Nymph head r/Nike above man-headed bull; AVF/F, fourree, with core exposure mainly at rev bottom. Oddly enough the obv style is lovely. Minimum Bid $30




92 NEAPOLIS (Macedon) Hemidrachm, 424-350 BC, Facing Gorgoneion/nymph head r, lgnd around, S1416 (£300); Choice EF, well centered & struck, ltly toned, both sides with great detail & fine style. (An AEF brought $1438, Goldberg 6/10; GVF $879, Kunker 3/11; EF $2990, Nomos 5/12.) Minimum Bid $325




93 OLBIA, Dolphin shaped coin, c. 2nd cent BC, as S1684 (£200) but smaller 26 mm; VF-EF, smooth brown patina, clear eye & lateral line both sides; nice nice for these. (Much better than a crappy F+ bringing $293, iNumis 3/11.) Min. Bid $20




94 PAEONIA, Patraos, 340-315 BC, Tet, Apollo head r/horse-man spearing enemy, S1520; EF/VF, a touch off-ctr, good metal with lt tone, a little crudeness mainly on rev, head nice with strong high-relief hair detail. A VF brought $1528, CNG 5/14.) MB $275




95 PANTIKAPAION, Æ19, 4th cent BC, Pan head l./lion hd l.; star c/mk covers obv head (& partly flattens rev); the c/mk is at least VF. Dark brown patina. (A F brought $61 in my 2/05 sale; VF $140, Lanz 6/93.) Minimum Bid $20




96 PARION, Hemidrachm, 350-300 BC, Gorgoneion facg/bull stg l, looking back, branch below, as S3919 (£85); EF, somewhat off-ctr but features complete., well struck, good metal, nice style. (A VF-EF brought $918, Tradart 12/14.) Minimum Bid $110




97 Ar 3/4 drachm, c. 480 BC, Facg Gorgoneion/cross pattern in incuse square, S3917 (£200); VF, nrly centered, good metal, obv softly struck as always but better than most with a fully clear face. (A VF brought $131 on $256 bid in my 3/06 sale.) Min. Bid $35




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

Mithradates I, 171-138 BC, Bust in bashliq, 10.1; F/AVF, minor crudeness but fully clear & decent. (A F-VF with asstd faults brought $76 in my 6/05 sale; VF $423, Kunker 3/12.) MB $50




99 Phraates II, 16.11, TAM behind bust; EF/AEF, excellent metal with lt tone, choice quality with unusually sharp portrait. (A GVF brought $423, CNG 5/13.) Minimum Bid $175




100 Mithradates II, 123-88 BC, 26.2, Delta at rev left, rare; Mint State, obv centered only sl low, sharp strike, good lustrous silver. Choice. (An AEF/EF brought $441, NY Sale 1/15.) Min Bid $200




101 -- 27.1, Choice EF, well centered & struck, ltly toned, very nice. (An EF brought $1530, Tradart 12/14.) Minimum Bid $110




102 -- 28.3, bust in high tiara, Choice EF, well centered & struck on large flan. (An EF realized $731, NY Sale 1/16.) Min Bid $125




103 Orodes I, 90-77 BC, 31.5, VF, well centered, minor crudeness, full rev lgnd, dark tone in fields. (An F-VF brought $90 on $100 bid in my 9/02 sale.) Minimum Bid $35




104 Sinatrukes (formerly Gotarzes I), 33.4, Bust in tiara with horn & stags; EF, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr, bright silver. Scarcer issue. (A GVF with lt scrs brought $468, CNG 12/95.) MB $95




105 Phraates III, 36.17 (as "Darius?") Susa mint; EF, centered, good metal, sm area of flatness at shoulder, rev crude. (An EF, same shoulder flatness, brought $207, CNG eAuc 1/07.) MB $90




106 Mithradates III, 41.6?, Strong VF, nrly centered on large flan, original patina. I'm not 100% sure reading mintmark as it's crudely engraved. In any case this is quite scarce. Minimum Bid $40




107 Orodes II, 45.20, EF, very lustrous, obv off-ctr on large unround flan, sm edge crack, rev garbled by double strike. (A VF sold for $175, Peus 11/06.) Minimum Bid $45




108 -- Tet, 47.3, Rev King & Tyche, F-VF, very sl graffiti scrs & a few tiny copper stains, but bold & decent. Rare. (An AVF of this type brought $1880, NY Sale 1/15.) Minimum Bid $150




109 Phraates IV, 52.10 VF-EF/VF, sl off-ctr, bright untoned metal. (A GVF brought $585, NY Sale 1/15.) Minimum Bid $40



110 -- 54.12 var, NI (Nisa) with backwards N, but symbol behind archer doesn't match Sellwood's; AVF/VF, sl crude but clear & decent for this. Rare! (A VF, ditto on symbol, sold for $450, Baldwin's 9/14.) Minimum Bid $60




111 Artabanus II, 63.6, EF, good centering for this, nice metal, couple sm edge splits. (An EF brought $546, Triton 1/04.) MB $55




112 Vardanes I, 64.34; scarcer Mithradatkert provincial issue, VF+, usual low obv centering, somewhat crude overall as always, but strong portrait detail; metal only sl base & grainy, better than usual. (A VF brought $262, Rauch 9/08.) Minimum Bid $50




113 Gotarzes II, Tet, as 65.18-19 but unlisted month APELAI, VF+/VF, centered, decent bright silver, rev lgnd crude. (A GVF with no month brought $600, Kunker 3/13.) Min Bid $160




114 -- Drachm, 65.33 (no royal wart but identifiable by legend); Nearly mint state, somewhat off-ctr, portrait exceedingly sharp. (A GVF brought $702, I kid you not, NY Sale 1/15.) Min Bid $65




115 Vardanes II, Tet, 69.7-9, AEF, well centered (tho month typically off); decent bright metal; sharp details. (A GVF with no month brought $483, CNG 5/07.) Minimum Bid $150




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