nomos 10
18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople, c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AVC Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႯ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13b. MIB 11. SB 738. A nice, clear and sharp example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.39 g 7), Constantinople, year I = 10 = 636/7. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AUGUB / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, I. DOC 36b. MIB 42. SB 761. A splendid well struck and well centered piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.54 g 6), Constantinople, 685-686. IUSTINIANUA PE AV Crowned bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORA AVgUΔ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 var. MIB 1. SB 1242. A very rare, well struck piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.37 g 6), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIuM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI Γ / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7c. MIB 8a. SB 1248. A wonderful piece, beautifully struck, very sharp and with a superb portrait of Christ. Edge bang on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 26mm, 2.83 g 7), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields; in lower field to left and right, C and A. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitsion and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the 'Empire' of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB (Uncertain of Nicaea) 2148. Very rare. A particularly interesting piece. Some minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Estimate: 650 CHF