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             Consigned to CNG Triton Auction XXV, January 2022

                   

228. CYPRUS, Salamis. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.2 gm, 12h, 25mm). Lifetime issue. Struck under Nikokreon, circa 332/1-323 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ,  Zeus seated left; bow in left field. Price 3139...........................................(Image) SOLD

                    

229. LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 433-330 BC. AR Diobol (1.09 gm, 2h, 12mm). Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev: Herakles standing right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; Δ or  Δι between legs. Club to left?  BMC___. SNG Cop 1127? Remarkable detail for a coin of this size!..........................................................................................................(Image) $145

                    

230. THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 5.95 gm, 5h). Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace; border of dots. Rev: ΛΑΡΙΣAI above horse with straight legs grazing l. on ground line. Lorber, Early, 29.4 6.0 gm, 9h, 21mm....(Image) $325

                    

231. BITHYNIA, Herakleia Pontika. Dionysios, 337-305BC. AR Drachm (4.4 gm, 12h, 18mm). Obv: Head of young Dionysos, left. Rev: Naked Herakles erecting a trophy. SNG.vAul.6936?...................................................................(Image) $175

                    

232. PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 410-350 BC. Artistic dies. AR Drachm (5.71 gm, 6h, 19mm). XA_, magistrate. Obv: Head of nymph left, wearing single-pendant earring, hair in sakkos, with cascading locks. Rev: Sea eagle on dolphin left; XA  to upper right. Letters under dolphin: (ΣΙ)ΝΩ. Α small object below the bust: a basket? After an extensive document and web search, this coin has an apparently unique and lovely depiction of the nymph for Sinope.....................................................................................................(Image) $475

                    

233. PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 410-350 BC. AR Drachm (5.9 gm, 5h, 21mm). Obv: Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos. Rev:Sea eagle on dolphin left. Aramaic legend on reverse? Barbaric imitation? Good silver and weight. Sear Greek 3698 (var)?.....................................................................................(Image) $235

                    

234. THRACE, Ainos. Circa 464-460 BC. AR Diobol (1.3 gm, 9h, 9mm). Obv: Head of Hermes right wearing petasos. Rev: A-I, caduceus; all within incuse square. May 34 (A19/P-); McClean 3810. VF, typical light porosity barely visible in hand, as can be seen in the close-to-actual size insert. Rare. (Image) $325

                    

235. ALEXANDER I. BALAS (152-145 BC). AR Drachm (3.80 gm, 12h, 18mm), struck 150 - 145 BC. Antioch ad Orontes mint. Head of Alexander I, right . Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ - ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ / EΥEΡΓETOΥ, Apollo sitting left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; monogram  in exergue. BMC __; Houghton/Lorber Hoover 1785.1g; Newell SMA 172 4. Rough surfaces with ancient flan chip. Flan crack.....(Image) $45

                    

236. Antiochos III, "The Great." 222-187 BC. AR Drachm (3.74 gm, 2h, 18mm). Soloi mint. Struck circa 192/0-187 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTI-OXOY, Apollo Delphios seated l. on omphalos, testing arrow in his r. hand, l. hand on bow set on ground to right; to outer left, ΔI above owl stg. right, head facing; AP monogram to outer right. SC 1023.4a; Houghton, Soli 27 (A4/P5); HGC 9, 128e.  Rough surfaces, but Very rare..............(Image) $65

                    

237. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. AR Drachm (4.0 gm, 1h, 18mm). Antioch mint. Dated SE 170 (143/2 BC). Obv: Radiate and diademed head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟY/ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ/ ΔΙΟΝYΣΟY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on bow, Φ between legs. Date OP ΣΤΑ in exergue. SC 2002.2a; HGC 9, 1036a; Newell, SMA, 249.................(Image) $345

                    

238. Antiochos VII. 138-129 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.00 gm; 12h). Antioch mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand; two monograms to outer left. SC 2062.1....................................(Image) $175

                    

239.  Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, ca. 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (3.4 gm, 6h, 19mm). Obv: Anchor; crawfish to left, A to right. Rev: Gorgoneion, with protruding tongue . BMC 15 (Mysia) ; Sear 1655; SNG Cop 452..................(Image) $75

                    

240. KINGS of CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator. Circa 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (4.2 gm, 12h, 18mm). Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaca). Dated RY 33 (130 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Athena Nikephoros standing left; monograms to outer left, inner left, and outer right; ΓΛ (date) in exergue. Simonetta 20a (Ariarathes IV); SNG Copenhgen Supp. 673-678.(Image) $165

                    

241. Ariobarzanes I, Philoromaios. 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (4.1 gm, 1h, 18mm). Dated RY 11 (81/80 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and round shield, both set on ground; IA (date) in exergue. SNG v. Aul. 6318 (?), except no monogram to left of Athena. This date curiously not in Simonetta. Possible engraver error of IA for ΙΔ (year 14)? EF, beautiful old toning...............................................................................(Image) $245

                    

242. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-375 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.58 gm, 12h, 13mm). Obv: Boeotian shield. Rev: ΘΕΒΗ, Kantharos; club above; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 412. Very thin horn silver coating; almost just a toning........................................................................................................(Image) $375

                    

243. Demetrios I, Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Drachm (4.3 gm, 12h, 17mm). Antioch mint. Dated SE 162 (151/0 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev:Cornucopia; monograms to inner right, BΞP (date) in exergue. SC 1642.4e; HGC 9, 806; DCA 111........................................................................................................(Image $185

                    

244. KINGS of PONTOS. Polemo II. 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (3.5 gm, 9h, 18mm)Date K=Year 20. Obv: Diademed head of Polemo right. Rev:Laureate head of Nero right; date behind. RPC I 3832; 14 examples cited; SNG von Aulock 6691. Flan flaw on reverse................................................................................(Image) $145

                    

245. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. AR Drachm (4.03 gm, 1h, 19mm). Magnesia(?) mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Apollo Delphios standing left, testing arrow in his right hand and leaning left elbow on tripod; monograms to outer left and right. SC 669.1; HGC 9, 307a. Test cut; punch above Apollo.......................................................................................................(Image) $195

                    

246. Pamphylia, Perge AR Hemidrachm (1.58 gm, 12h, 13mm). Circa 150 BC. Obv: Head of Artemis to right, quiver over shoulder. Rev: APTEMIΔOΣ ΠEPΓAIA, Artemis standing left, holding wreath and scepter, deer at her feet, looking up; A in right field.  SNG Cop 300, SNG BN 333-334...............(Image) $65

                   

247. Alexander III, "The Great." AR Tetradrachm (13 gm, 12 h, 28mm). Obv: Head of Herakles, right wearing lion shim. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ,  Zeus std. left. Weight of only 13 gm indicates either a major mint error or contemporary (ancient) counterfeit. "EV" countermark in rev. l. field. Price___...(Image) $75

                    

248. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.4 gm, 12h, 26mm). Tarsos mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right.  Newell, WSM pl. LXXIX, #14...............(Image) $325

                    

249. CELTIC. Danubian Celts. Philip II. AR Drachm by weight (4.2 gm, 3h, 22mm), ca. 2nd-1st Century B.C. Obv: Abstract head of Zeus right. Rev: Rump and rear and fore legs of abstract horse, left........................................(Image) $85

                    

250. CELTIC. Danubian Celts. AR drachm (2.4 gm,10h, 19mm) Imitation of Alexander III or Philip III. Obv: Head of Herakles, right wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus std. left.............................................................................................(Image) $45

                    

251. THRACE, Maroneia. Circa 189/8-49/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (only 10.68 gm, 12h, 33mm). Obv: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right. Rev:  ΔIONYΣOY to right, ΣΩTHPOΣ at left, monogram to inner left (?), MAPΩNITΩN below. Dionysos standing half-left, holding grapes and narthex stalks; monogram to left (?), and right. Again, only 10.68 gm, but the reverse is severely corroded, accounting for the weight loss. Absolutely ancient and authentic. Guaranteed. Schönert-Geiss 1337 ff.?........................................................................(Image) $45

                    

252. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. AR Obol (0.9 gm, 8h, 11mm). Obv: Forepart of boar left; tunny behind. Rev: Head of lion left in incuse square, K in upper left. Von Fritze II 15; SNG France 380-4. aEF.........................(Image) $185

                    

253. Aegina, circa 480-45 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.4 gm, 8mm). Sea turtle seen from above. Rev: Incuse punch. Like SNG Cop. 505, but hemiobol. Toned. Close-to-actual size insert...........................................................................(Image) $285

                    

254. THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Mid 4th century BC. AR Diobol (1.2 gm, 10mm, 12h). Obv: Facing gorgoneion. Rev: Upright anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Topalov, Apollonia p. 386, 3; SNG BM Black Sea 167..................(Image) $45

                    

255. THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 340-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.3 gm, 14mm). Obv: Heifer standing left on dolphin. Rev: Quadripartite stippled incuse punch. SNG BM Black Sea 36-41; Dewing 1282-5. VF...............................(Image) $145

                    

256. THRACE, Black Sea Area. Cherronesos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.35 gm, 8mm). Obv: Forepart of lion right, head facing left. Rev: Quadripartite incuse square. BMC Thrace 3. Fairly rare..............................................(Image) $45

                    

257. EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetrobol (1.6 gm, 12h, 14mm). Obv: Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia right. Rev: Nymph seated right on stern of galley; wing on side of galley. BCD Euboia 396.............................(Image) $95

                    

258. CARIA. Knidos. (Circa 300-225). AR Tetrobol  (1.83 gm, 11h, 14mm).
Obv: Diademed bust of Artemis right; quiver over shoulder.
Rev: KNIΔIΩN to right. IΔOKΛHΣ to left (misspelling of the name Diokles, a magistrate known for this issue). Tripod. SNG Keckman 196..........
(Image) $55

                    

259. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.39 gm, 10h, 9mm). Obv: Forepart of boar left, retrograde K on shoulder; to right, tunny upward. Rev: Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG Ashmolean 540; SNG France 386.......(Image) $85

                    

260. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uncertain. Circa 520-480 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.7 gm, 12mm). Obv: Substantially off-center. Forepart of a boar left with head lowered. Rev: Triskeles within dotted incuse square. Unlisted? Unique? Like Falghera -; cf. SNG von Aulock 4059; cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 373, but tetrobol. BMC pl.II, 10, but boar left...................................................(Image) $295

                    

261. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 424-350 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.5 gm, 12h, 13mm). Obv:Gorgoneion, tongue protruding. Rev: NEOΠ around head of nymph right. SNG ANS 430-459.........................................................(Image) $145

                    

262. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. AR Diobol (0.8 gm, 8mm). Obv: Archaic female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap. Rev: Quadripartite incuse punch. SNG Cop (Cyprus, etc.) 389-394; SNG Kayhan 522.............(Image) $75

                    

263. PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Circa 4th-3rd Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.07 gm, 12h, 14mm). Obv: Female head left wearing turreted crown. Rev: ΣΙΝΩ above prow of galley left; dolphin on prow side; aplustre and monogram before. Waddington, RG pg. 190, 42; SNG BM Black Sea 1504 var.; SNG von Aulock 221 var. Roughness on female's cheek and surface roughness on rev.(Image) $65

                    

264. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. AR Obol (0.9 gm, 11mm. 3h). Obv: Forepart of boar left, E (retrograde) on shoulder, well-detailed tunny behind. Rev: Head of lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II, 11; SNG France 378; SNG von Aulock 1214. aEF. Lightly toned. Lion's teeth well defined on this example...................................................................................................(Image) $185

                    

265. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 510-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.35 gm). Helmeted female head left, hair in sakkos, wearing rosette-earing / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Tübingen 3117; Klein 452; SNG Copenhagen (Uncertain Coins) 34. Good VF. Nice archaic style.................................................................(Image) $145 

                    

266. Pontos, Amisos AR Drachm. (4.0 gm, 12h, 15mm). Circa 300-125 BC. Obv: Turreted head of Hera-Tyche right. Rev:Owl with spread wings facing, mongram in right field. SNG Stancom 663; HGC 7, 233...................(Image) $165

                    

267. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Drachm (3.85 gm, 2h, 18mm). Antioch mint. Struck 138-129 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Nike advancing left, holding wreath; monograms in outer left and inner right fields. SC 2062.2b. Flan crack..........................................................................(Image) $115

                    

268. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Drachm (13.9 gm, 12h, 18mm). Antioch mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Same die break as  http://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=89992. Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand; two monograms in outer left field. SNG Spaer -; SMA 310. Flan flaw in left reverse field...............................................................(Image) $175

                    

269. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator. Circa 95-92 BC. AR Drachm (2.4 gm, 2h. 18mm). Antioch mint. 1st reign at Antioch, circa 94-93 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Tyche standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; monogram(s) in outer left field. Very rare. Chipped flan. Very rare............................(Image) $65

                    

270. Thrace, Byzantion AR Drachm (5.35 gm, 15mm). Circa 416-357 BC. Cow standing left on dolphin, ΠY above. Rev: Quadripartite incuse mill-sail pattern. BMC 1-8, SNG Cop. 476, SNG BMC Black Sea 21ff. Scratches on the reverse.....................................................................................................(Image) $140

                    

271. ACHAEMENID KINGS OF PERSIA. AR-Siglos, 5.6 gm. Sardis. c. 375-340. Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle. Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19.........................................................(Image) $55

                    

272. ACHAEMENID KINGS of PERSIA. Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. AR Siglos (14mm, 5.4 gm). Obv: Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, holding spear and bow. Rev: Incuse patterned punch. Carradice Type IIIb C, 38................................................................................................(Image) $145

                    

273. ACHAEMENID KINGS of PERSIA. Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.1 gm). Obv: Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, holding spear and bow. Rev: Incuse patterned punch. Carradice Type IIIb C, 38................................................................................................(Image) $125

                    

274. ACHAEMENID KINGS of PERSIA. Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. AR Siglos (13mm, 5.4 gm). Obv: Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, holding spear and bow. Two pellets behind king's beard. Rev: Incuse patterned punch. Carradice?.............................................................(Image) SOLD

                    

275. ACHAEMENID KINGS OF PERSIA. AR-Siglos, (5.6 gm, 15mm). Sardis. c. 375-340. Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle. Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19...............................................(Image) $145

                    

276. ACHAEMENID KINGS OF PERSIA. AR-Siglos, (5.6 gm, 15mm). Sardis. c. 375-340. Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle. Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19................................................(Image) $75

                    

277. ACHAEMENID KINGS OF PERSIA. AR-Siglos, (5.6 gm, 15mm). Sardis. c. 375-340. Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle. Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19...............................................(Image) $325

                    

278. ACHAEMENID KINGS OF PERSIA. AR-Siglos, (5.5 gm, 17mm). Sardis. c. 375-340. Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle. Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19.................................................(Image) $65

                    

279. ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachium. Circa 300-200 BC. AR Drachm (4.0 gm, 10h, 20mm). Obv: ΞΕΝΩΝ (magistrate), Cow standing right, suckling calf; grain ear to right, bunch of grapes in exergue. Rev:Double stellate pattern within double linear square. Cy-1763 .....................................................................................(Image) $85

                    

280. CARIA, Myndos. Circa 150-100 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.69 gm, 3h, 13mm).  Obv: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev: ΜΥΝΔΙΩΝ above thunderbolt; magistrate (Π)ΕΙΘΙΑΣ below. SNG Keckman 243 var.; SNG Kayhan 854. Uncommon magistrate for Myndos. Chipped flan........................(Image) $45

                    

280a. IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 150-140 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm; 2.45 gm; 10h). Obv. Warrior, holding couched lance, on horse rearing right. Rev: Bull butting left. Poor condition but a very rare denomination. CNG and acsearch show only a single example each. A "hole-filler"..............(Image) $25

                    

281. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates III. 87-80 BC. AR Drachm (4.0 gm, 2h, 20mm). Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing tiara with ear flap and torque; star on tiara. Rev: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow.......................................................................................................(Image) $140

                    

282. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates III. 87-80 BC. AR Drachm (4.2 gm, 12h, 20mm). Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing tiara with ear flap and torque; star on tiara. Rev: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. Flan crack......................................................................................(Image) $85

                    

283. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates III. 87-80 BC. AR Drachm (4.1 gm, 12h, 21mm). Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing tiara with ear flap and torque; star on tiara. Rev: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow.........................................................................................................(Image) $135

                    

284. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates III. 87-80 BC. AR Drachm (4.2 gm, 12h, 22mm). Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing tiara with ear flap and torque; star on tiara. Rev: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow..........................................................................................................(Image) $85

                    

285. ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Umayyads. Time of al-Walid I 705-715.  AR Dirham (2.9 gm, 26mm,5h). Year 92 AH (= 710/711), Ardashir Khurra; Klat 36. Magnificent EF, and beautiful toning. RR...........................................(Image)

                    

286. SASANIAN KINGDOM: Khusro I, 531-579, AR drachm (4.2 gm, 3h, 32mm). Obv: Crowned bust right. Rev: Fire altar flanked by attendants..... (Image) $150

                    

287. SASANIAN KINGDOM: Khusro II. 590-628 AD. AR Drachm (4.2 gm, 9h, 32mm). Obv: Crowned bust r. Rev: Fire altar flanked by attendants.(Image) $95

                    

288. INDO-SCYTHIANS. Azes II, 35 BC - 5 AD. AR Drachm (1.7 gm, 11h, 14mm). Obv: Mounted king, right. Rev: Zeus standing holding Nike and scepter. Mitch.2413. Minor copper deposits on reverse....................................(Image) $25

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