obolos 11
8 December 2018
Webauction
Lot 725
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Struck on a broad flan. Some flatness and minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 726
Justin I, 518-527. Tremissis (Gold, 14.5 mm, 1.50 g, 5 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned left, holding a wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 4. MIB 5. SB 58. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 727
Justin I & Justinian I, 527. Pentanummium (Bronze, 8 mm, 1.85 g, 5 h), Antioch. D N IVSTINVS ЄT IVSTINIANVS P P A Diademed, draped, and cuirassed facing busts of Justin and Justinian. Rev. The Tyche of Antioch seated left; to left, Є (= 5). DOC 17. MIB 13. SB 133. Rare and with an interesting local type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 728
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 729
Justinian I, 527-565. Pentanummium (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.59 g, 7 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), 542-546. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. Large Є; to right, A. DOC 268a. MIBE 141. SB 241. Clear and unusually well-preserved. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 730
Anonymous, time of Justinian I, circa 530. Half-siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.83 g, 12 h), Constantinople. Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinopolis to right. Rev. Large K. Bendall, Anonymous Type 8. Vagi 3051. Toned and with an unusually attractive bust on the obverse. Some scrapes, scratches and traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Scarce denomination
Lot 731
Justin II, with Sophia, 565-578. (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.65 g, 4 h), Dekanummion, Carthage, 572/3-578. Fragmentary inscription Draped facing busts of Justin, helmeted on the left, and Sophia, crowned on the right; below, VITA. Rev. Large I (= 10) between N-M. DOC 200. MIBE 80a. SB 400. Unusually clear and complete. Overstruck on an uncertain coin, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 732
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (ς), 579-582. d M TIb CONSTANT P P AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI AVGG ς / CONOB Cross potent on base and four steps. DOC 4f. MIB 4. SB 422. Doublestruck and possibly mounted, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 733
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. (Lead, 17 mm, 3.52 g, 7 h), Decanummium, Italian mint. Crowned and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, flanked by two crosses. Rev. Large I between two crosses; all within wreath. C. Morrisson, "Monnaies en plomb byzantines", RIN LXXXIII (1981), 13. Very rare emergency issue, copying issues of Ravenna, SB 472. Possibly the best example available. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 734
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 603-607. ON FOCAS PERP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCC I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 5i. MIB 7. SB 618. Struck slightly off center and with scratches and various bangs, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 735
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 609-610. dN FOCAS PERP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIBE 9. SB 620. Lustrous and sharp. Some flat striking on the obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 736
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.22 g), Constantinople, 7th officina, 629-631. dd NN hERACLIЧS ET hERA CONST PP AV. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 26g. MIB 29. SB 749. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
Lot 737
Constans II, 641-668. Tremissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.46 g), Constantinople. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV (partially seen on the reverse) Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧς / CONOB (partially seen on the obverse) Cross potent. DOC 45. MIB 51. SB 984. A nice coin with an interesting doublestrike: it is overstruck on a coin of the same type, but with the obverse of the present coin struck on the reverse of the host, and the reverse struck on the obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 738
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 2.21 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on globus. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. An unusually well-struck piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 739
Constans II, 641-668. Follis (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 4.81 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 641. IMPER CONST Crowned, beardless bust of Constans facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger. Rev. ANA NEOS Large M above +SC. DOC 9 (Heraclonas). SB 1103. MIB 204. Nice surfaces. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 740
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. D TIbЄRIЧS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1d. MIB 1. SB 1360. Good portrait. Bang on the reverse, minor marks and scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Extremely rare early Tremissis not bearing the name Artemius
Lot 741
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.43 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 6th officina, 713. dN ANASTASIUS MULTVS AN Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTOR AVSႷB / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 6. SB 1466 (as "unique"). Extremely rare lacking the name "Artemius" on the obverse. Possibly the fifth known example, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 742
Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.39 g, 7 h), Constantinople 4th officina, 687-692. D IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned and bearded bust of Justinian II facing, with a cross on circlet on the crown, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA [AVgU] Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 5c. MIB 6. SB 1246. Lustrous and well struck with a powerful portrait of Justinian. Slightly off center and minor flan flaws on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 743
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 725-732. d N D LEO-N P A MЧL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONST-ANTINЧS M' Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 5. SB 1504. Toned; well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 325 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 744
Constantine V Copronymus, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 741-751. d LЄON PA MЧLt Crowned bust of Constantine's father Leo III facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTINЧS NC Crowned bust of Constantine V facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1e. SB 1550. Well centered and appealing. Some minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 341 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 745
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS Crowned, almost equal sized busts of Constantine V, bearded and on the left, and Leo IV, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. d LЄON PA MЧL Φ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d.4. SB 1551. Well centered lustrous and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 746
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS (last S vertical) Crowned, equal sized busts of Constantine V, bearded and on the left, and Leo IV, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. d LЄON PA MЧL B Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2f.1. SB 1551. Λ graffito ofnthe reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 240 CHF
Lot 747
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Solidus (Gold, 24 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 776-778. LЄOҺ VSSЄqqOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS Θ Crowned equal sized busts of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. LЄOҺ PAP' COҺSτAҺτIҺOS PAτHR Θ Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 1b. SB 1583. Well centered on a broad flan . Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 748
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.41 g), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ VSSЄqqOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS (last S vertical) Crowned figures of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, wearing chlamys and seated facing on a lyre-backed throne; between their heads, cross. Rev. LЄOҺ PAP COҺSτAҺτIҺOS PAτHR Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 2 (as Leo IV). Füeg 1.B. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Lustrous and well centered on a tight flan. Areas of flatness and a unimportant die break on the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 749
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 20 mm, 2.02 g, 11 h), Constantinople, 776-780. ҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ S COҺSTAҺTIҺЄ Є C ΘЄЧ ЬASILIS in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3. SB 1585. Clipped and with some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 750
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 787-790. S IRIҺI AVΓ' MIτRH' Crowned equal sized and facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless, on the left, wearing chlalmys and holding cross on globe, and Irene, on the right, wearing loros and holding cross on globe; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS C'R'b' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 1. SB 1593. A fine solidus, well struck with pleasant details and clear portraits. Struck on a tight, as usual, flan, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 751
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 803-811. nICIFOROS bASILЄ’ Crowned, bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dЄSPO'X Crowned, beardless and facing bust of Stauracius, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 2c. SB 1604. With a fine portrait of Nicephorus. Areas of flatness, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Important overstrike not noted in DOC
Lot 752
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, 913-959. Follis (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 8.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 931-944. +RΩΜAҺ' ЄҺ ӨЄΩ ЬAS-ILЄVS RΩΜ' Crowned and draped facing bust of Romanus, holding labarum-scepter and globus cruciger. Rev. +RΩΜAҺ' ЄҺ ӨЄΩ ЬASILЄVS RΩΜAIΩҺ in four lines. DOC 25b. SB 1760. A lovely example struck on a follis of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe, struck in 913-915 (DOC 22. SB 1758). An important study example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 753
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG bR Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe. DOC 15. SB 1751. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 240 CHF
Lot 754
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 23 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + ΙhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. Θ CE ΒΟΗΘ ΡωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with four pellets in the end), holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1d.9. SB 1819. A well centered example with clear portraits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 755
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhm Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. Θ CE ΒΟΗΘ ΡωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with four pellets in the end), holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1d. SB 1819. Well struck and clear. Some scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 756
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESnAnTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, and with his right hand raised in benediction and his left holding book. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Well preserved and sharp. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 757
Theodora, 1055-1056. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX - REINANTIhm Christ Pantokrator standing facing on dais. Rev. + ΘEOΔωPA AYΓOYCTA / M-Θ Theodora and the Virgin Mary standing facing, holding between them a labarum with pellet on shaft. DOC 1a. SB 1837. Rare and in an exceptional condition. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 758
Theodora, 1055-1056. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 25.5 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX - REINANTIhm Christ Pantokrator standing facing on dais. Rev. + ΘEOΔωPA AYΓOYCTA / M-Θ Theodora and the Virgin Mary standing facing, holding between them a labarum with pellet on shaft. DOC 1a. SB 1837. Rare. Pierced and repaired at 6h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 759
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KѠN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Magnificent obverse. Minor test cut at 9h and reverse struck from a slightly rusty die, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 760
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +Ih IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels. Rev. + KѠN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Beautifully struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 761
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KѠN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum without pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1a. SB 1847. A superb piece, with a wonderfully sharp portrait of the emperor. Minor flan crack, otherwise. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 375 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 762
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus IV, circa 1068-1071. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.26 g, 5 h), Class G, Constantinople. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. MP ΘY Facing bust of the Theotokos orans. DOC G.1-28. SB 1867. Attractive green patina. Very well preserved for issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 763
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX AHΛ RACIΛOΔ Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 764
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Bronze, 19 mm, 3.08 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, 1092/3-1118. C Φ/M Δ Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity. Rev. IΩ ΚΟΜΝ Crowned bust of Alexios Comnenos facing, wearing loros and holding jeweled scepter and globus cruciger. DOC 40a. SB 1931. Sommer 59.26. Rare with clear inscription. An important example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 765
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. (Bronze, 18 mm, 1.79 g, 6 h), Half Tetarteron, uncertain Greek mint, circa 1143-1152. Cruciform monogram of Manuel Comnenus. Rev. Crowned half length bust of Michael, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 22. SB 1979. A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 766
Isaac Comnenus, usurper in Cyprus, 1185-1191. Tetarteron (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.11 g, 5 h), Secondary mint, c. 1187-1191(?). EMMA-NOYΛ(sic!) Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; his right hand raised in benediction. Rev. [ICAAKIOC] ΔECΠOTIC Isaac standing facing, being crowned by the Virgin Mary. DOC 10a. SB 1998. In surprisingly good condition for the type. Usual striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 767
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25.5 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; pellet above throne to right. Rev. Fragmentary inscription. John on left wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin on right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 5. SB 2073. With sharp surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 768
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Billon, 26 mm, 2.41 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. O AΓIOC ΘEO St. Theodore standing facing, holding spear and shield; to left, lis. Rev. John standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by St. Demetrius. DOC 15. SB 2200. Flan purposely flattened, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 56 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 769
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 0.97 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Struck late 1341(?). IΩANH OK O ΠAΛEO / IC XC Half-length figure of John V, holding labarum and globus cruciger; above, figure of Christ. Rev. ΔMIT / Γ O A /ANΔPONIK St. Demetrius, holding cross before chest, and Andronicus, orans, standing facing. DOC 944. SB 2474 (Andronicus III). Same obverse die as CNG 105, 1065. Very rare. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 770
Sergios, 6th Century. Seal (Lead, 25.5 mm, 24.78 g, 6 h). Cruciform invocative monogram of ΘΕΟΤΟΚΕ ΒΟΗΘΕΙ. Rev. Cruciform monogram of CEPΓΙΟΥ. Early lead seal struck on a thick flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 771
Antiochos, 6th-7th century. Seal (Lead, 23 mm, 8.31 g, 12 h). Nimbate bust of the Virgin Mary, facing, between two crosses, holding a medallion of a facing head of Christ, before her; all within a pellet border. Rev. Cruciform monogram of the name ANTIOXOY. DOC BZS.1947.2.1642. Excellent metal with sharp details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 772
Thallelaios Metropolitan, circa 7th century. Seal (Lead, 19 mm, 7.87 g, 10 h). ΘAΛΛЄΛΑΙΟΥ in three lines, within linear circle. Rev. MHTPOΠΛITOY in three lines, within linear circle. DOC -. A clear seal, struck on a thick flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 773
Romanos Patrikios & Strategos of the Anatolikoi, circa 8th century. Seal (Lead, 26 mm, 39.18 g, 12 h). ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI in the form of a cruciform monogram; Tω Δ(OV)/Λω C(OV) in quarters. Rev. + PΩMANΩ ΠΑΤPIKIΩ ΣTPATHΓ' TΩΝ ΑΝΑΤΟΛΙΚΩΝ in five lines. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 774
BYZANTINE SEALS. George I. Patriarch of Antioch (Theupolis), 758-790. Seal (Lead, 30 mm, 17.15 g, 12 h). ΘЄΟΥΠΟΛЄΩC Facing, nimbate bust of St. Paul, between two crosses. Rev. ΠΑ-ΤΡΙ/ΑΡ-ΧΟΥ in the fields around cross bearing the monogram of Baselius. Rare and important early patriarchal seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 775
Niketas cleric and exarch of the Anatolikoi, circa 10th century. Seal (Lead, 25 mm, 8.30 g, 12 h). +KЄ BOHΘ' ΤΩ CΩ ΔΟΥΛΩ Cross potent on base and two steps above globe, within double border of dots. Rev. + NIKHT'Β'ΚΛΗΡΙΚ'ς ΕΞΑΧ' ΤΟΝ ΑΝΑΤΟΛ in five lines within double border of dots. Laurent, 1682 var. Clear fields, nice surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 776
Constantine Scleros, Kouropalates, Late 10th century. Seal (Lead, 24 mm, 11.52 g, 12 h), possibly brother of Bardas Skleros married to Sophia Phokaina, niece of Nikephoros II Phokas. M I X A Bust of the Archangel Michael facing slightly to right, holding globus and sceptre. Rev. +KЄ BO KΩN KOYP'ΠΑΛΑΤΗ s ΔΟΥΚΙ ΤΩ CKΛΗP in five lines within linear border. DOC -. With a lovely and particularly artistic depiction of the Archangel Michael. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 777
Paul, circa 11th century. Seal (Lead, 26 mm, 13.61 g, 12 h). The prophet Daniel standing in the lions' den with his hands raised in prayer. Rev. + ΘKЄ Β[..]CΩ ΔΟY ΠAYΛΩ Bust of the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing a medallion with the bust of Christ against her chest. DOC -. With a rare depiction of prophet Daniel between the lions. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 778
Peter, imperial protospatharios, 11th century. Seal (Lead, 26 mm, 12.22 g, 12 h). + AΓIЄ ΠЄΤΡЄ BOHΘ Draped and nimbate bust of St. Peter holding a cross-tipped staff over his left shoulder. Rev. +ΠЄΤP' ΒΑCΗΛΗΚ Α'CΠΑΘΑΡΗΟ+(sic!) in four lines within dotted border; floral ornaments above and below. Rare. With a series of interesting spelling mistakes on the reverse where H is used instead of I. Sharp and with attractive surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 779
Leon, vestes, circa 11th century. Seal (Lead, 22 mm, 8.93 g, 11 h). ΛЄONT' BECTOY TOY MONACTIPIΩ in four lines within circular border. Rev. CΦPAΓ' ΓPAΦΩN CΦYRAS ΔЄCMOΛOΓΩ in four lines within circular border. A clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 780
Naval seal, 11th century. Seal (Lead, 21.5 mm, 8.27 g, 12 h). O NIKOΛΑΟΣ Nimbate facing bust of Saint Nicholas, raising hand in benediction and holding the book of the Gospels. Rev. ΚЄ ΒΘ ΗΤΒΑΡΔΗΝ ΒΕCΤΑΡΧ in four lines within dotted border. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 781
Leon bishop of Kamouliana, circa 11th century. Seal (Lead, 22.5 mm, 5.14 g, 12 h). MP ΘY Facing busts of the Theotokos and Infant Christ. Rev. Θ ΚЄ ΒΘ ΤΩ CΩ Δ' ΛЄONT' ΕΠ'ΚΟΠ' ΚΑΜ'ΛΙΑΝ in five lines within border of dots. DOC -. A rare episcopal seal. Well struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An excellent example of the Komnenean Sigillography
Lot 782
Michael Magistros, circa 11-12 century. Seal (Lead, 23 mm, 10.48 g, 12 h), Thessaloniki?. + ACOMAT BΘ MIXAHΛ MAΓICTP TΩ ΜΕΤΑ Archangel Michael standing facing, raising hand and holding globus cruciger. Rev. + AΓIΕ ΔΗΜΗΤP BΘ MI MAΓICTP TΩ ΜΕΤΑ / O ΔΗΜΗΤP St. Demetrius standing facing, wearing nimbus crown and holding spear and shield. An excellent example of the Sigillography of the Komnenean period. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Important and Rare seal of Romanos Diogenes
Lot 783
Romanus IV Diogenes, 1068-1071. Seal (Lead, 26 mm, 17.09 g, 12 h), in use shortly before his assession to the Byzantine throne, c. 1060-1067. O ΘЄOΔ[ΩPOC] Facing bust of St. Theodore, holding spear and decorated shield. Rev. +KЄ BΘ PΩMANΩ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤ' ΒΕCTH CPATΓ Τ ΔΙΟΓΕΝ In seven lines. C. Cheynet, Diogenai, p.130. Konstantopoulos, Μολυβδόβουλα 622. Very rare and extremely interesting seal of Romanos Diogenes. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 784
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Seal (Lead, 30 mm, 20.25 g, 11 h), an Imperial bulla, used for official documents. IC XC Christ Pantokrator, seated facing on a square-backed throne, bearded, nimbate, and wearing a tunic and himation, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels in his left; border of dots. Rev. +ΜΙΧΑΗ ΑVΤΟ - ΚΡΑΤ ΡωΜΟ Δ‹ΟΥ›ΚΑ Bearded figure of Michael standing facing, wearing crown with cross and pendilia, divitision, and loros, and holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOCBS 84, 12. Seibt I, 25. Zacos & Veglery I, 1, 35c var. An elegant and well-preserved seal with a grey patina overlaid with some remaining earthen deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Rare Seal of Irene, wife of Vatatzes
Lot 785
Irene Komnene, 1222-c.1239. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 29.45 g, 12 h). O ΛΥΤΡΩΤΗC (The Redeemer) Christ standing on a circular dais. Rev. HPEINH EUCERECTATH /AVΓOVCTA KOMNHNH Eirene Komnene standing on an oval dais, wearing a high crown (probably what was then called the modiolos) and a loros ornamented with a shield design at bottom. She holds the right hand before her and a scepter in the left. DO Seals 6, 103.1. Zacos–Veglery, no. 119b. Very rare imperial seal. Holed in the same place as the example in DOC, otherwise, about very fine.
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Starting Price: 150 CHF
Imperial Seal of Theodore II Lascaris ?
Lot 786
Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea, 1254-1258. Seal (Lead, 31 mm, 20.77 g, 12 h). O AΓIOC ΘЄΩΔΟPOC(sic!) St. Theodore standing facing, nimbate, holding spear with his left hand and shield with his right. Rev. Fleur-de-lis between four pellets. Unpublished and very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 787
BYZANTINE. Lot of Eight Seals. (Lead, 51.51 g). A lot of eight lead seals including some particularly attractive examples. Good fine to very fine or better (6).
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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