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Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes V, Late 2nd - Early 3rd Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Orodes| |V,| |Late| |2nd| |-| |Early| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.|, |drachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
WA93630. Bronze drachm, cf. vant Haaff 18.1-2A, Alram IP 490, Sunrise 491, VF, brown tone, buff earthen deposits, tight flan, edge cracks, weight 2.498 g, maximum diameter 14.1 mm, die axis 0o, obverse diademed and draped bust left, long beard, tuft of hair on top; reverse draped bust of Artemis left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots, earring and necklace; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00


Kingdom of Elymais, Uncertain King (Kamnaskires VI?), c. 1st Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Uncertain| |King| |(Kamnaskires| |VI?),| |c.| |1st| |Century| |A.D.|, |tetradrachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
WA93624. Billon tetradrachm, vant Haaff (uncertain early Arsacid kings) 10.3.1-2A; Alram IP p. 146, taf. 15, NB1; BMC Arabia p. 250, 17; Le Rider Suse pl. LXXIII, 3 - 4, VF, debased metal, struck with a worn rev. die but less degenerated than many specimens (rev. dies were used until worn almost smooth), porosity/corrosion, edge flaw, weight 13.207 g, maximum diameter 30.0 mm, die axis 0o, Seleukeia ad Hedyphon (Ja Nishin, Iran) mint, c. 1st century A.D.; obverse diademed, draped bust of king left, torque around neck, wide fringe of hair below diadem, long beard, star (degenerated into a cross) in crescent over anchor behind, anchor with two cross bars and pellet to left of shaft; reverse crude diademed head left, squared blundered legend around; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $220.00 SALE |PRICE| $198.00


Kingdom of Elymais, Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Phraates,| |Early| |-| |Mid| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.|, |drachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
WA93625. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.7.2-1; BMC Arabia p. 274, 24 ff.; Alram IP -; Sunrise -, VF, edge cracks, spots of porosity/corrosion, weight 3.423 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with pellet inside a crescent with horns up; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor; reverse field filled with parallel dashes; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $30.00 SALE |PRICE| $27.00


Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Orodes| |III,| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.|, |drachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
WA93626. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.4.2-1B(a); BMC Arabia p. 276, 39; De Morgan 28; Alram IP -, Sunrise -, VF/F, crowded on a tight oval flan, porosity, earthen deposits, weight 2.714 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, 2nd century A.D.; obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with anchor; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse field of parallel V shaped marks; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $45.00 SALE |PRICE| $40.00


Kingdom of Elymais, Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Phraates,| |Early| |-| |Mid| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.|, |drachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB93627. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.6.1-3b; BMC Arabia p. 272, 1 ff.; De Morgan 35; Alram IP 473; Sunrise -, aVF, centered on a ragged flan with edge splits, rough green and red patina, weight 3.228 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, obverse ΦPA, bearded bust left wearing tiara with pellet in crescent; pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar right; reverse BACIΛEVC ΠPAATHC (blundered), Artemis standing right, not radiate, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $28.00 SALE |PRICE| $25.00


Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes II, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.

|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Orodes| |II,| |Early| |-| |Mid| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.|, |drachm|NEW
Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
WA93628. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 13.3.2-2A; Alram IP 487 (Kamnaskires-Orodes); BMC Arabia p. 264, 17; Alarm IP -, VF, brown tone, tight flan, weight 3.738 g, maximum diameter 14.0 mm, obverse long bearded bust facing wearing diademed tiara with out crest, pellet within crescent above anchor with single crossbar on right; reverse dashes; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $45.00 SALE |PRICE| $40.00


Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus III the Great, c. 223 - 187 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Antiochus| |III| |the| |Great,| |c.| |223| |-| |187| |B.C.|, |AE| |18|NEW
Antiochus' victory at the Battle of Panium in 198 B.C. transferred control of Judaea from Ptolemaic Egypt to the Seleukid Kingdom. When Antiochos conquered Asia Minor, however, the Romans responded. Antiochos' losses were so great that the whole of his empire was shattered and he was forced to content himself with the region that he had held in the beginning, Syria.
GY93770. Bronze AE 18, Houghton-Lorber I 1095(2), SNG Spaer 245, HGC 9 492 (S), Newell ESM -, BMC Seleucid -, gF, brown tone, scratches, porosity, weight 7.221 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 0o, Southern Coele Syria, uncertain (Ioppe?) mint, 198 - 187 A.D.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Nike standing left, crowning king's name with wreath in extended right hand, long palm frond in left hand, BAΣIΛEΣ (king) downward on right, ANTIOXOY downward on left, controls inner left obscured by countermark; countermark: anchor with flukes up in an oval punch; From the Errett Bishop Collection.

; scarce; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00


Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius I Soter, 162 - 150 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Demetrius| |I| |Soter,| |162| |-| |150| |B.C.|, |AE| |17|NEW
As required by the Treaty of Apamea, Demetrius, the son of Seleucus IV, was held in Rome as a hostage. After Antiochus IV (his uncle) died, he claimed the right to rule but Rome preferred Antiochus V, a weak child. Demetrius escaped, was welcomed in Syria and took his throne. Antiochus V and his regent were executed. Demetrius defeated Judas Maccabaeus and restored Seleukid control over Judaea.
GY93773. Bronze serrated AE 17, Houghton-Lorber II 1646; Houghton CSE 172; SNG Spaer 1299 ff.; SNG Cop 242; BMC Seleucid p. 49, 60 f.; Babelon 733; HGC 9 833 (R3), F, dark patina with highlighting red earthen deposits, reverse off center, central depressions, weight 4.159 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 162- 150 B.C.; obverse bridled horse head left; reverse elephant head right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) above, ∆HMHTPIOY below; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00


Seleukid Kingdom, Seleucus III, 226 - 223 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Seleucus| |III,| |226| |-| |223| |B.C.|, |AE| |16|NEW
Seleucus III Soter proved not to be the "Savior" that his official royal epithet advertised; nor did live up to his nickname Keraunos - "Thunder." He failed to reclaim western Asia Minor from his cousin, Attalus of Pergamum, and was assassinated after only a brief reign of only a few years.
GY93613. Bronze AE 16, Houghton-Lorber 922(1)g, Newell WSM 1035, SNG Spaer 508, BMC Seleucid p. 23, 9 var. (M in exergue), HGC 9 421 (C-S), VF/F, near black patina with red earthen highlighting, centered on a tight flan cutting off part of inscription, some porosity, weight 3.539 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 226 - 223 B.C.; obverse bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder; reverse Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΣEΛEYKOY downward on left, CE over Λ (primary control) outer left, KA (secondary control) in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00


Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Dionysus, 144 - c. 142 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Antiochus| |VI| |Dionysus,| |144| |-| |c.| |142| |B.C.|, |AE| |22|NEW
After his father was deposed by Demetrius II, the general Diodotus Tryphon nominated Antiochus VI as king. He gained the allegiance of most of the Seleucid domain, including Judaea, but was actually only a puppet of the general. He died after "ruling" for two years. He was likely assassinated under orders from Tryphon, who then made himself king.
GY93615. Bronze serrated AE 22, Houghton-Lorber II 2006a, SNG Spaer 1772, Houghton CSE 248, Babelon Rois 1007; SNG Cop 304 var. (star vice cornucopia), HGC 9 1043 (C-S), VF, well centered on a tight flan, dark patina with highlighting red earthen deposits, small central depressions, weight 7.830 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. mid-143 - 142 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Antiochos VI right, wreathed in ivy; reverse elephant walking left, holding torch in trunk, BAΣIΛEΩS ANTIOXOY above, EΠIΦANOYΣ ∆IONYΣOY in exergue, ΣTA over cornucopia (control symbols) to the right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00











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