nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 280
Italy, Asti. Louis, Duke of Orléans, Lord of Asti. 1465-1498. Testone (Silver, 28mm, 9.30 g 12), late 1480s-1498. (lis)LVDOVICVS’DVX’AVRELIANESIS Draped bust of Louis to left, wearing berretto. Rev. ‘Z’MEDIOLANI’AC’AST’DN..S’ Crowned shield bearing the quartered arms of France and Milan; to left and right, lis. Biaggi 274. CNI II, p. 31, 34 var. MIR 60. Roberts 3404. Rare. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 7200 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 281
Italy, Asti. Louis XII, King of France and Lord of Asti. 1498-1514. Mezzo Testone (Silver, 28mm, 3.82 g 5), 1498-1508. (lis).LVDOVICVS.D:G.FRANCORVM.REX. Crowned shield bearing the arms of France; to left and right, lis. Rev. (lis):S.SECONDVS. *ASTENSIS*: Nimbate and cuirassed bust of St. Secondus to left. CNI II, p. 33, 5. Duplessy 697. MIR 78. Very rare. Lightly toned and well struck on a full flan (half testons of this type are often found clipped, as the Gnecchi piece in Monnaies et Médailles XV, 1955, 352). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 282
Italy, Bologna. Julius II (Giuliano Della Rovere). 1503-1513. Giulio (?) (Silver, 28mm, 4.20 g 3), 1506-1508. IVLIVS.II.PONTIFEX.MAXIMVS. Bare-headed bust of Julius II to right, wearing elaborate robes and a medallion bearing the head of St. Peter. Rev. S.P.BONONIA.DOCET St. Petronius seated facing on throne, holding a model of the city of Bologna in his right hand and a crozier in his left; below, shield bearing the arms of Bologna. CNI X, p. 65, 64 var. Muntoni 96. Rare. Toned and with a powerful portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 283
Italy, Bologna. Clement VII (Giulio de’Medici), 1523-1534. Giulio (Silver, 26mm, 3.95 g 11). .CLEM.VII.PONT.MAX. Bust of Clement VII to right, wearing ornate robes. Rev. BONONIA.MATER.STVDIORVM. Lion rampant to left, holding banner. CNI X, p. 80, 31. Muntoni 107. Very rare. Nicely toned. Once holed for suspension above Clement VII’s head, but very expertly plugged and repaired, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 284
Italy, Bologna. Julius III (Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte). 1550-1555. Bianco (Silver, 30mm, 5.17 g 1). .IVLIVS.III.PONT.MAX. Bust of Julius III in ornate robes to right. Rev. .BONONIA.MATER.STVDIORVM. Lion rampant to left, holding banner. CNI X, p. 93, 6. Muntoni 66. Rare. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 285
ITALY, Papal States. Sixtus V (Felice Peretti). 1585-1590. Testone (Silver, 31mm, 10.16 g 1), Bologna. SIXTVS V PONT MAX Draped bust of Sixtus V to right, wearing elaborate robes. Rev. HINC FIDES ET FORTITVDO Armored figure of Felsina seated to left; in exergue, BONONINA. Berman 1360. CNI 12. Muntoni 96. Lustrous and finely toned. A superb and unusually fine piece. Some areas lightly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 286
Italy, Carmagnola. Ludovico II Marquis of Saluzzo, 1475-1504. Cornuto or Grosso da 12-15 Soldi (Silver, 28mm, 7.98 g 1), undated. ☩LVDOVIC’MARCHIO’SALVTIAR’ Cuirassed bust of Ludovico to left, wearing berretto. Rev. SANCTVS CONSTANTIVS Upper part of a crowned eagle with spread wings above shield bearing the arms of Saluzzo; to left and right, .L. and .M. Biaggi 565 var. CNI II, p. 58, 29 var. (same legends but only 6.70 g). MIR 124 var. RM 6 (obverse)/7 (reverse). Extremely rare, probably an unpublished variant. About very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 22500 CHF
Lot 287
Italy, Carmagnola. Ludovico II Marquis of Saluzzo, 1475-1504. Cavallotto (Silver, 28mm, 3.75 g 11), undated. LVDOVICVS M SALVTIARVM Cuirassed bust of Ludovico to left, wearing berretto. Rev. SAN CONSTANTIVS St. Constantius, armored and holding a banner, riding on horse trotting to right. Biaggi 566. Cf. CNI II, pp. 60-65, 46-95 var. MIR 126. RM 10. An unknown legend variety with SAN on the reverse. Nicely toned and with a fine portrait. Very strongly struck and with excellent detail, but with some striking cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 288
ITALY, Carmagnola. Margherita di Foix, Marquise of Saluzzo and regent, 1492-1504-1521/1528-1536. Tallero of 40 Grossi (Silver, 45mm, 38.70 g 6), struck from dies by Benedetto da Briosco, a close friend of the da Clivate brothers, mintmasters at Carmagnola from 19 January 1515, 1516. +MARGARITA’DE’FVXO’MARCHIONISA’SALVCIARxT’C,’1516 Veiled and draped bust of Margherita to left. Rev. +DEVS’PROTECTOR’ET’REFVGIVM’MEVM’I IC’ Jousting shield, divided per pale between the arms of Saluzzo, Foix and Bearn, hanging on an uprooted and leafless tree; in the branches, a dove standing to left. CNI 1. Currency of Fame 34. Hill, Corpus, 711. MIR 137. Pollard, Bargello, 145 (cast). RM III, p. 107, 1. Extremely rare. An impressively and masterfully designed coin of medallic nature. Beautifully toned and very well struck. Holed and very carefully plugged above Margherita’s head and within the roots of the tree, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 289
ITALY, Ferrara. Ercole I d'Este. 1471-1505. Testone (Silver, 33mm, 9.57 g 4), struck from dies engraved by Giannantonio da Foligno, 1502-1504. HERCVLES DVX FERRARIAE II Bare head of Ercole I to left. Rev. Horseman, nude but for cloak billowing over his shoulders, riding to right, his right arm outstretched and pointing to his right. CNI 24-29. RM 6. Rare. Toned, well struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 290
Italy, Ferrara. Alfonso I d'Este, Duke, 1505-1534. Testone (Silver, 28mm, 9.74 g 12), with dies by Giannantonio da Foligno, undated but c. 1505. .ALFONSVS.DVX.FERRARIAE.III. Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Alfonso I to right. Rev. .DE.FORTI.DVLCEDO. Samson, helmeted, seated left on camp stool, resting his left hand in his lap and, in his right hand, holding lion’s head from which fly six bees; to left, serpent entwined around tree trunk. Bellesia 4/A. CNI X, p. 444, 18. MIR 270. RM 3. Rare and most attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7250 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 291
Italy, Messerano. Ludovico II Fieschi, Lord. 1528-1532. Testone (Silver, 30mm, 9.55 g 7). LVDOVIC’. FLISC’. LAVANIE.Z.C’.DO Bare-headed and draped bust of Ludovico to right. Rev. S THEONES T’ MARTIRI’ St. Theonestus enthroned facing, nimbate, raising his right hand in benediction and holding a palm branch in his left; below, eagle facing with spread wings and head to right. CNI II, p. 304, 23 var. MIR 691. RM 4. Lustrous, very well struck and unusually well preserved. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 292
Italy, Milan, Duchy. Bona di Savoia, as regent for Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza, 1476-1480. Testone (Silver, 26mm, 9.64 g 6). (head of St. Ambrose) BONA’7’IO’GZ’M’DVCES’MELI’VI’ Veiled bust of Bona to right. Rev. (head of St. Ambrose) SOLA’FACTA’SOLVM’DEVM’SEQVOR Phoenix, with spread wings, standing left amidst flames. Biaggi 1563. CNI V, p. 183, 11. Crippa 2A. Crippa (BCI), 294. MIR 218/1. RM 6. Very rare and very attractively toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 293
Italy, Milan, Duchy. Louis XII, King of France and Duke of Milan, 1500-1512. Grosso da 12-15 Soldi (Silver, 30mm, 7.86 g 3). ☩‘LVDOVIC’D G’REX’FRANCORVM’ Draped bust of Louis to right, wearing crown over chaperon, and with a fleur de lis at his throat. Rev. (head of St. Ambrose) ’ET’MEDIOLANI’DVX’ET’C’ Crowned shield bearing the quartered arms of France and Milan; to left and right, crown. CNI V, p. 211, 77. Crippa 5. Crippa (BCI), 323/4. MIR 238. Roberts 3415. Very rare. Beautifully toned and sharply struck. Obverse double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 294
Italy, Modena, Duchy. Alfonso I d’Este, second reign, 1527-1534. Testone (Silver, 27mm, 5.95 g 12). ALPHONSVS.DVX.FERRARIAE.III. Bearded head of Alfonso I to left. Rev. S-GEMINIANVS.MVTINAE.ANTISTES. St. Geminianus, nimbate and wearing mitre and robes, flying to right, rescuing a child fallen from the cathedral tower to right. CNI IX, p. 201, 4. MIR 637. RM 18. Extremely rare. Toned and with a powerful portrait. Some minor scratches and with deposits as found, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 295
Italy, Montalto. Sixtus V (Felice Peretti), 1585-1590. Mezza piastra (Silver, 35mm, 15.75 g 11), AN IIII / 1588. *.SIIXTVS.V.PONT.MAX.ANN.IIII.* Bare-headed and draped bust of Sixtus to right, wearing ornate robes. Rev. The Virgin seated facing on throne, her hands clasped in prayer, between the kneeling figures of St. Lorenzo, on the left, and St. Apollonia, on the right; in exergue, MONTALTO / .1588. CNI XIII, p. 407, 11. Muntoni 122. Extremely rare. Toned. Struck on a slightly irregular flan, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 20000 CHF
Lot 296
Italy, Montanaro. Bonifacio Ferrero, Commendatory Abbot of San Benigno di Fruttuaria. 1529-1543. Testone (Silver, 31mm, 9.07 g 2). ☩B.F.CAR.IIPOR.ABAS.S.BENIG. Bust of Cardinal Ferrero to right, wearing ecclesiastical robes. Rev. S BENIGNVS MARTIR ☩ (trefoil stops) St. Benignus seated facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding palm in his left. CNI II, p. 359, 3. Fr.-. MIR 849. RM 1. Very rare. Toned and with some earthen deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 297
Italy, Kingdom of Naples. Charles I of Spain, the Emperor Charles V, 1516-1519-1554. Carlino (Silver, 25mm, 3.43 g 1), Naples, mintmaster Luigi Ram, undated but soon after 1519. .CAROLVS.IIIII.IM.RO. Crowned, draped and beardless bust of Charles I to left; behind, R. Rev. .R.ARAGO.VTRIVSQ.SI.ET. Crowned double-headed eagle over oval shield bearing the Hapsburg arms. CNI XIX, p. 350, 570 var. MIR 145. PR 32. Very rare. Attractively toned. Some minor marks and scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 298
Italy, Kingdom of Naples. Charles I of Spain , the emperor Charles V, 1516-1554. Tari (Silver, 27mm, 5.94 g 1), mintmaster Ludovico Ram, undated. (leaf):CAROLVS (leaf)IIIII:RO:IM: Crowned and draped bust of Charles V to right; behind, R. Rev. :AISPARVM:VTRIVS:SICI:R: Shield bearing the Hapsburg arms with crowned double-headed eagle behind. CNI XIX, p. 330, 387 ff. var. (no example with leaf in the legend). MIR 138. PR 19. An attractive example with a good portrait. Rough surfaces but nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 299
Italy, Kingdom of Naples. Philip II of Spain. 1554-1598. Carlino (Silver, 22mm, 3.02 g 6), first period, as king of England, France and Naples, and prince of Spain, mintmaster Giovan Battista Ravaschieri, 1548-1567, undated, but 1554-1556. PHILIP.R.ANG.FR.NEAP.PR.HI. Crowned head of Philip II to right; behind head, IBR; below neck, rosette and three dots. Rev. FID / EI / . /DEFEN / SOR All within wreath tied at the bottom and with a cross at the top. CNI XX, p. 36, 306. MIR 165. PR 15. Attractively toned and with a strong portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 300
Italy, Parma. Leo X (Giovanni de’ Medici). 1513-1521. Giulio (Silver, 28mm, 3.81 g 4), 1515. LEO*X*PON**MAX* Bare-headed bust of Leo X to left, wearing elaborate robes. Rev. PARMAE DOMINVS Tiara and crossed keys over shield bearing the Medici arms; in field to left, 1515. Berman 711. CNI IX, p. 413, 6. Muntoni 135. Extremely rare with the date. Nicely toned. Some flatness of striking and very minor flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9500 CHF
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 301
Italy, Parma, Duchy. Ottavio Farnese. 1547-1586. Quarto di scudo (Silver, 27mm, 8.64 g 8), mintmaster Pelegrino Carretta, undated but 1573-1577. (branch)OCTAVE.F.PA.ET.PL.DVX.II Bare head of Octavio to right. Rev. On the right, Christ seated left, holding a crown in his right hand. which he is about to place on the head of the Virgin who is kneeling right before him; above left, dove; in exergue, winged head of a cherub between P C. CNI IX, p. 448, 95. MIR 930/3. RM 3 (but this number contains the issues of four different moneyers). Very rare. Beautifully toned and with an unusually fine portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 302
Italy, Reggio, Duchy. Ercole I d'Este, 1471-1505. Testone (Silver, 24mm, 3.87 g 11), struck from dies engraved by Giannantonio da Foligno, undated, but after 1502. HERCVLES.(leaf).DVX.II.(leaf). Armored bust of Ercole I to left, wearing berretto with a medallion on the side. Rev. .REGIVM..LEPIDI (leaf) Shield in the shape of a horse-head (testa di cavallo) bearing the arms of Reggio. Bellesia (Ferrara) p. 132, fig. 1. CNI IX, p. 661, 3. MIR 1261. RM 15 (same dies). Of the greatest rarity, only one or two other examples are known. Lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 16500 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 303
Italy, Rome. Sixtus IV (Francesco della Rovere), 1471-1484. Doppio grosso (Silver, 26mm, 6.82 g 8), dies by Emiliano Orfini, mintmaster Pier Paolo Mariani ‘della Zecca’. SIXTVS.IIII.PONT.VRBE.REST. Bare-headed bust of Sixtus IV to left, wearing papal robes. Rev. PVBLICAE* - *VTILITATI Papal tiara and crossed keys over cartouche containing the della Rovere arms. Berman 450. CNI XV, p. 293, 61. Muntoni 13. Extremely rare. Very nicely toned and with a splendid portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 9000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 304
Italy, Rome. Julius II (Giuliano Della Rovere). 1503-1513. Giulio (Silver, 28mm, 3.87 g 4), dies by Piermaria Sebaldi da Pescia, sometimes known as Tagliacarne (1455-after 1522), undated. (oak branch with acorn and two leaves)IVLIVS.II.PONTIFEX.MAXIMVS Bare-headed and draped bust of Julius II to right, wearing robes ornamented with oak leaves. Rev. LVMINARIA.VERAE.FIDEI / ROMA Sts. Peter and Paul embracing each other; at bottom to right, Fugger symbol. Berman 570. CNI XV, p. 324, 47. Muntoni 24. Rare. Attractively toned, struck on a broad flan and with a brutally powerful portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 305
Italy, Rome. Leo X (Giovanni de’ Medici). 1513-1521. Quarto di ducato (Silver, 31mm, 9.84 g 8), dies engraved by Piermaria Sebaldi da Pescia, sometimes known as Tagliacarne, and Vittorio Camellio, undated but late 1513. LEO.DECIMVS.PONT.MAXIMVS. Bare-headed and draped bust of Leo X to left, wearing ornamented robes. Rev. PACEM MEAM DO.VOBIS Christ, nimbate and robed, standing right and preaching to 11 apostles kneeling left before him; in exergue, .ROMA. above the symbol of the Fugger Bank. Berman 636. CNI XV, p. 355, 49 var. Muntoni 17. Extremely rare, especially with this reverse legend variety. Nicely toned and with a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 28000 CHF
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 306
ITALY, Papal States. Clement VII (Giulio de’Medici). 1523-1534. Doppio Giulio (Silver, 30mm, 7.59 g 3), Rome. CLEMENS VII PONTIF MAX Tiara and crossed keys above shield with the Medici arms. Rev. .S.PA☩ S.PE. .ALMA.ROMA. Nimbate busts of Sts. Paul and Peter facing each other; below, mintmark (Muntoni 46). Berman 840. CNI 65-66. Muntoni 39. Lightly toned, attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 307
Italy, Rome. Julius III (Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte). 1550-1555. Giulio (Silver, 27mm, 3.29 g 6), mintmaster Bartolomeo Canobio, year II = 1551-1552. .IVLIVS.III..P.M.A.II Bearded bust of Julius III to left, wearing ornamental robes. Rev. OMNIA TVTA VIDES Roma, helmeted and wearing armor, seated left on rock, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and resting her left at her side; on the rock, ROMA; to left at her feet, mintmaster’s sign. CNI XV, p. 430, 53 var. Muntoni 16. A very attractive toned example. Very minor flan crack, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 308
ITALY, Tuscany. Duchy of Florence and Siena. Cosimo I de’ Medici, 1555-1569. Testone (Silver, 31mm, 9.28 g 1), Florence, 1565. COSMVS MED FLOREN ET SENAR DVX II / 1565 Bearded and cuirassed bust of Cosimo I to right. Rev. S IOHANNES BAPTISTA St. John the Baptist seated facing, holding long cross. CNI 166-168. RM 14. A bright, lustrous example. Slightly double struck in places, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 309
ITALY, Tuscany. Duchy, then Granduchy of Florence and Siena. Cosimo I de’Medici, 1557-1574. Testone (Silver, 31mm, 9.15 g 8), Siena. COSMVS MED FLOREN ET SENARVM DVX II Draped bust of Cosimo I to right. Rev. SENA VETVS CIVITAS VIRGINIS Half-figure of the Virgin in clouds above the city of Siena. CNI 6-18. RM 21. Very rare. Toned. Some scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 310
Italy, Savoy. Filiberto II, Duke. 1497-1504. Testone (Silver, 29mm, 9.58 g 5), Turin, mintmaster Giacomo Cassino (1500/1503-1506). ☩PHILIBERTVS.DVX.SABAVDIE.VIII Broad draped bust of Filiberto II to right, wearing berretto. Rev. ☩IN.TE.DOMINI.CONFIDO.T.CAS Shield bearing the arms of Savoy between FE RT and with a knot above; all within a quadrilobe of pearls. CNI I, p. 129, 22. MIR 301. RM 5. Extremely rare. Nicely toned, well struck and with a fine portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 50000 CHF
Lot 311
Italy, Urbino. Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Duke. 1574-1621, 1623-1624. Testone of 3 paoli (Silver, 31mm, 9.63 g 9), 1609. .FRANC.MARIA.II.VRBINI.DVX. Bare-headed, bearded and armored bust of Francesco Maria II to right; below bust, P III. Rev. FERETRIA Oak tree with view of Urbino behind. Cavicchi 187 var. (1601). CNI XIII, p. 547, 17. Very rare. Toned and with a good portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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