KHWARAZMIA. Artav (Artabanos).
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 415. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1st century AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.80 g, 1h). Bearded bust right, wearing cap-like headdress with posterior flap; behind, Nike flying right, crowning king with laurel wreath held in his right hand; all within bead-and-reel border / IYIVEΩIE MELYV EIΛVIΛV (blundered Greek legend), king on horseback right; tamgha to left. M. Federov, “Money Circulation of Khwarezm in the Ancient Period,” ONS Newsletter
182 (Winter 2005), p. 18; Vainberg, Group A III, 7 = CAAU 307; S.P. Tolstov, "The Coins of the Shahs of Ancient Khwarizm and the Ancient Khwarizmi Alphabet," Vestnik drevney Istorii
(Moscow, 1938), pl. VI, 1 = R.B. Whitehead, "Notes on the Indo-Greeks, Part II," NC
1947, p. 38, fig. 3 = Göbl, Dokumente
, pl. V = MIG Type 498. Good VF, a few minor cleaning scratches in reverse field.