E-Live Auction No 4
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Seleukid Kings, Antiochos III (222-187 BC), Tetradrachm, Antioch, c. 223-211/0 BC, 17.05g, 28mm. Diademed head right, with no sideburn / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monogram to outer left. SC 1042.1; HGC 9, 447u. Very Fine
Roman Imperatorial, Petillius Capitolinus, Denarius, Rome, 41 BC, 3.63g, 18mm. Eagle with wings spread standing right on thunderbolt / Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus: hexastyle temple with three garlands hanging between columns; acroteria along roof line; in the tympanum is a seated figure of Jupiter between two other figures; S–F across field. Cr. 487/2b; RSC Petillia 3. Good Very Fine, minor marks. Old Cabinet tone.
Paphlagonia, Amastris,Queen Amastris, c.300-285 B.C., Stater, 9.74g, 21mm. Head of Amastris (?) right, wearing Phrygian cap; behind, cicada / Aphrodite seated left, holding Nike. Cf. SNG V. Aul. 6798. Toned, Very fine
Thracian Kings, Skostokos, tetradrachm, c. 3rd century B.C., 16.85g, 28mm. Diademed head right, with horn of Ammon / Athena seated left, holding Nike. C.f. RBN 151, 2005, pl III,10. Extremely fine, toned.
Pamphylia, Aspendos, Stater, c. 380/75-330/25 BC, 10.80g, 21mm. Two wrestlers grappling; ΑΣ between / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; all in pelleted square. Tekin Series 4; SNG France 86. Near Extremely Fine. Light surface split on rev.
Septimius Severus (193-211 AD), Tetradrachm, Laodicea, c. 209-211 B.C, 14.44g, 26mm. Laureate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing, head left. Cf. Prieur 1140. Very pleasant light tone, Extremely fine.
Ionia, Miletos, Tetradrachm, c. 350-340 BC, Lenaios, magistrate, 14.87g, 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / Lion standing left, head right; star above, monogram of Miletos to left. Deppert 79-80; Marcellesi 2. Very Fine, surface marks.
Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC), Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, in the name of Alexander III, under Antipater, c. 322-320 BC, 17.26g, 26mm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Macedonian helmet in left field. Price 113. Extremely Fine, some minor pitting.
Kingdom of Macedon, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), Didrachm, Pella or Amphipolis mint, Zoilos mint master, 8.39g, 24mm. Diademed head right / Club within oak wreath. Cf. Mam., ZfN XL, 24. Toned Good Very fine, rare variety with star.
Sicily, Manfred (1258-1266), Multiple of Tari, 8.81g, 15mm. King's head left (as filius aquilae), on eagle's breast / Cross helf by hand at the bottom. Cf. Sp. 184 (this specimen). Extremely rare this heavy and with an exceptional pedigree. Ex Spahr Collection; Ex Sambon Collection.
Peloponnesos, Olympia, c.452-432 B.C., Olympiads 82-87, stater, 12.45g, 21mm. Eagle flying right; in field, two countermarks / Thunderbolt with wings below and volutes above. Cf. Seltman 59 (AK/); SNG Berry 821. Extremely fine, finely toned and very rare. Ex BCD Collection, Leu 90, 10 May 2004, lot 31 ('beautifully toned, a splendid piece'); from the Collection of R. Pflieger, Vinchon 13 April 1985, lot 307.
Parthian Kingdom Artabanos II or Bagasis (c. 127/126 BC), Tetradrachm, Seleukeia on the Tigris, 15.97g, 31mm. Diademed bust right / Demeter enthroned left, holding Nike and cornucopiae, nereid supporting throne. Sellwood 18.1 (Bagasis). Very minor porosity otherwise Very Fine, reverse better