Two ancient bronze "coins" shaped like small bowed knives. Both have encrustation on the bronze of varied coloration including that of a a blue-green malachite color.
Period: Shang Dynasty (1600-1028 BC)
Sizes: One is 14.5 cm long. The other is 17.7 cm long.
Condition: The coins have natural wear and small chips to their rims and encrustation due to age. Nice patina. Would make an interesting addition to any coin collection.
A set of nineteen very rare Pyu silver coins. Dated 100 to 500 AD. Some coins have holes in them, probably used for jewelry. Sizes: See photo. Condition: Natural patina.
A BEAUTIFUL INDO-GREEK BRONZE COIN WITH A FINELÆY DETAILED DEPICTION OF AN ELEPHANT, GREEK RULERS OF BACTRIA, CA. 2ND.-1ST. CENTURY BC.
Unidentified larger bronze with depiction of elephant / frontal godess seated and including greek and Indian inscription.
Condition: Good VF, very nice elephant!
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I. Circa 165/55-130 BC.
Æ Quadruple Unit (9.12 g).
Helmeted bust of Athena right / Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm; monogram to right.
Condition: Good VF, small mark at 12 o'clock
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azes. Circa 58-12 BC. Æ (29mm - large size).
King on horseback right, holding whip and spear / Zebu standing right; monogram and A above. Senior 92.1.
Condition: Good VF, very nice for type.
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Antialkidas Nikephoros. Circa 130-120 BC. Æ (8.73 g). Indian standard. Draped bust of Zeus right, thunderbolt over shoulder / Two palms between piloi of the Dioskouroi; monogram to lower left. Bopearachchi 17C; SNG ANS 1131-3
Condition: Good VF, dark green patina, attractive!
Superb Appolodotos bronze full strike on a spead, 27 mm. flan.
Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Apollodotos I Soter. Circa 180-160 BC. Æ (27mm max).
Apollo standing facing, holding arrow and bow / Tripod; monogram to right; all within beaded rectangular border. Bopearachchi 6G; SNG ANS 364-9. Condition: Good VF, unusually nice specimen!
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I. Circa 165/55-130 BC. Æ Unit (3.25 g, 12h). Square module. Head of elephant right, wearing bell; A below / Club of Herakles; monogram to left, “stra” in Kharosthi to right.
Bopearachchi 28J; SNG ANS 932-3.
Condition: Good VF, brown patina
INDO-SKYTHIANS. Maues. Circa 125-85 BC. Æ 29mm.
Head of elephant right, wearing bell around neck / Kerykeion; monogram to inner left. Senior 5.1.
Condition: Nice VF, green patina
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Philoxenos Aniketos. Circa 125-110 BC. Æ (8.36 g).
Tyche standing left, raising right hand, holding cornucopia in left / Bull standing right.
Bopearachchi 10E; SNG ANS 1204; HGC 12, 274.
Condition: Nice VF.
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter. Circa 105-90 BC. Æ (9.14 g.). Bust of Zeus-Mithra, wearing Phrygian cap / Horse prancing right; monogram below.
Bopearachchi 9B; SNG ANS 1349-51; HGC 12, 297.
Condition: VF, nice brown uncleaned patina.
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Polyxenos. Circa 110-105 BC. Æ Unit (8.32 g.). BASILEWS EPIFANOUS SWTHROS POLUXENOU, draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn / “Maharaja praca/chasa tratara/sa Palikinasa” in Karosthi, aegis; monogram below.
Bopearachchi Série 3B.
Near VF, black patina.
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Heliokles II. Circa 90-75 BC. Æ Unit (6.34 g.).
Diademed and draped bust right / Indian elephant standing left; monogram in exergue. Bopearachchi Série 7. cf. SNG ANS 1155.
Condition: VF, brown patina and nice metal. Rare!
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Agathokleia & Strato I. Circa 105-85/0 BC.
Æ Quadruple Unit (8.21 g.). Square module.
Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right / Herakles seated facing slightly left, leaning on rock outcropping, holding club set on knee; monogram to left.
Bopearachchi 3A; SNG ANS 983-985.
Condition: VF, brown patina. Rare!
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I Soter. Circa 155-130 BC. Æ Quadruple Unit (8.38 grams). Indian standard.
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / Round shield with Gorgoneion in center; monogram to lower right.
Bopearachchi Série 19C; SNG ANS 897-9.
Condition: Nice VF.
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I Soter. Circa 155-130 BC. Æ (22mm, 8.36 g.). Indian standard.
Helmeted and draped bust right / Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm front; monogram to right.
Bopearachchi 36G; SNG ANS 961-2.
Condition: Good VF, superb patina, very unusual preservation
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Heliokles II Dikaios. Circa 90-75 BC. Æ Square unit, 7,94 grams.
Diademed bust right / Elephant left; monogram below.
Bopearachchi 7C; SNG ANS 1152 var. (monogram); HGC 12, 384.
Good VF, choice green patina, uncleaned encrustation on the reverse.
Interesting antique firemen's medal dated October 4-5-6 1923. Very nice fireman artwork on the medallion portion. While fire medals are not particularly rare this one is also notable as it has the ribbon and cockade which are normally all long gone. As can be seen in the images the red ribbon has some damage and the MEMBER bar to the top of the ribbon needs a couple of stitches to reattach to the cockade...