nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 199
Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23mm, 4.36 g 12), Rome, 245. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P II COS P P Philip I seated left on curule chair, holding a globe and a short scepter. Cohen 120. RIC 2b. A splendid, lustrous coin. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 200
Philip I, 244-249. As (Copper, 26mm, 10.26 g 12), Rome, 247. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laueate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. P M TR P IIII COS II P P / S - C Felicitas standing facing, her head turned to left, and holding a long caduceus in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left. Cohen 141. RIC 150 var. (differing obverse legend). Extremely rare. A well-struck, sharp and attractive coin with a dark brown-green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 201
Philip II, as Caesar, 244-247. Antoninianus (Silver, 24mm, 4.72 g 6), Rome, 244-246. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENT Philip II, in military dress, standing right, holding globe in his left hand and transverse spear in his right. Cohen 54. RIC 216c. A very attractive, sharply struck coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 150 CHF
A very rare variety
Lot 202
Trajan Decius, 249-251. Antoninianus (Silver, 22mm, 3.84 g 6), Rome, 250-251. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius to right. Rev. PANNONIAE The Two Pannoniae standing left, both looking to left and raising their right hands, the one on the left with a standard next to her and the one on the right holding a vexillum. RIC 23 var. (differing bust type). Very rare variety. Lustrous, sharp and very well struck. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 203
Volusian, 251-253. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 28mm, 20.34 g 6), Rome. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG / S - C Concordia standing left, holding patera in her right hand and double cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 21. RIC 249a. A coin with a fine green patina and a splendid portrait. Extremely fine / very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 204
Valerian I, 253-260. Binio (Gold, 20mm, 5.20 g 6), Rome, 253-254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left, holding two standards. Calicó 3412 var. Cohen 67 var. Göbl 22d. RIC 36 var. A rare and attractive coin with some original luster and a fine early portrait. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 34000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Lot 205
Postumus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 260-269. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 4.23 g, 12 h), Cologne, 268. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. REST ORBIS Postumus, laureate and wearing armor, standing right, holding long spear in his left hand and extending his right hand to a turreted female figure who kneels to left before him, holding a cornucopiae with her left hand and clasping the emperor’s hand with her right. AGK 75. Cohen 323. Cunetio -. Elmer 592. RIC 324. Very rare. Well struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 206
Aurelian, with Severina, 270-275. Double Sestertius (Bronze, 30mm, 16.68 g 12), Rome, 11th issue, January-September 275. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Rev. SEVERINA AVG Diademed and draped bust of Severina to right, resting on crescent. Vohrn 1. Gnecchi Medaglioini III, 65 and pl. 156, 12. MIR 47, 143. RIC 1. Rare, unusually nice, and with a fine green patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 207
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23mm, 4.45 g 6), Ticinum. VIRTVS PROBI AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield inscribed VOTIS / X ET XX held over his left shoulder. Rev. VIRTVS INVICTI AVG / VXX / T Emperor on horseback galloping to right, spearing fallen enemy lying to right. Cohen 878 var. RIC 454. A very rare variant with the inscribed shield on the obverse. Well struck and attractive. Very slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 208
Probus, 276-282. Off metal test strike for an Aureus (Billon, 22 mm, 3.51 g, 5 h), Rome or Ticinum. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Probus to left. Rev. CONSERVAT AVG Sol standing facing, head to left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left. Unpublished, but cf. the aurei Calicó 4152a and RIC 308. Of great rarity, with a stern and uncompromising portrait of a powerful general. Dark surfaces with some traces of silvering; very minor flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 209
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 22mm, 4.67 g 6), Rome. VIRTVS PROBI AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG / R Probus on horseback to left, raising his right hand and holding spear in his left; at ground to left, captive. RIC 166. Very sharply struck with original silvering, a very attractive coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 210
Probus, 276-282. Denarius (Billon, 19 mm, 2.26 g, 12 h), Rome, 281. IMP PROBVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Rev. VICTORIA GERM Military trophy between two seated German captives. Cohen 767. RIC 259. Very rare. Sharply struck and perfectly centered, a particularly elegant coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Lot 211
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 21mm, 3.66 g 2), Siscia. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. SISCIA PROBI AVG / XXI VI The personification of Siscia seated partially facing, but turned to the left, on a low, backless throne, she holds a long diadem with both hands; to left and right, river god - on the left Savus (the modern Sava, a tributary of the Danube) and on the right Colapis (the modern Kupa, a tributary of the Sava); below, river waters. RIC 764. A very rare and very well-preserved example, nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Lot 212
Probus, 276-282. Antoninianus (Billon, 23mm, 4.87 g 12), Serdica. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding a spear over his right shoulder with his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VIRTVS PROBI AVG / KA • Γ • Probus on horseback galloping right, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, riding down an enemy kneeling in supplication to left, his shield lying before him. Cohen 913. RIC 880. An attractive, well struck example with its original silvering. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 213
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 17mm, 3.40 g 6), Ticinum, c. 295. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VICTORIA SARMAT Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets. Jelocnik 37. RIC VI, 16b. Toned and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 214
Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Argenteus (Silver, 3.24 g 6), Siscia, 294-295. MAXIMIANVS AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with eight turrets. Jelocnik 12a. RIC VI, 43b. Attractively toned and nicely centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 215
Galerius, Caesar, 293-305. Argenteus (Silver, 18mm, 3.43 g 12), Ticinum, 295. MAXIMIANVS CAESAR Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. VICTORIA SARMAT Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets. Jelocnik 31. RIC VI, 17b. Nicely toned and well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 216
Constantius I, 305-306. Argenteus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.43 g, 12 h), Serdica, 305-306. CONSTANTIVS AVG Laureate head of Constantius I to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / SM SDΔ Camp gate with three turrets. Cohen 304a. Gautier 25. RIC 11a. Very rare, one of the finest known argentei of Constantius I as Augustus. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 217
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.36 g 6), Trier, 313-315. CONSTANTI-NVS P F AVG Laureate head of Constantine I to right. Rev. VICTOR OM-NIVM GENTIVM / PTR Emperor standing facing, in military dress and turned slightly to left, holding standard in his right hand and resting his left on shield by his side; to right, bound captive seated to right; to left, two kneeling figures raising their arms, beseeching the emperor. Cohen 574. RIC 29 (this coin). A rare piece. Tiny bang on Constantine’s head, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 13000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 218
Constantine I, 307/310-337. Light Miliarense (Silver, 23 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, 320. CONSTANTINVS MAX P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right. Rev. FELICITAS ROMANORVM / THES Constantine standing left between two of his sons, all are in military dress and each holds a long scepter in his right hand, and rests his left hand on his waist; all under a curved arch supported by two columns. Bastien, Donativa, p. 79, a (but there dated to c. 325). Cohen -. RIC p. 718, 140A. Extremely rare. A splendid toned piece. Some remaining corrosion on the edges and traces of cleaning in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6800 CHF
Estimate: 8500 CHF
Lot 219
Valerius Valens, 316-317. Follis (Bronze, 19mm, 2.85 g 12), Alexandria, first officina. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS P F AVG Laureate head of Valens to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI / ALE Jupiter, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left with wreath in his beak, turning his head back to right; above eagle’s head, K; in field to right, wreath over X over A. RIC VII, p. 706, 19. Extremely rare. Rough, glossy dark surfaces as found after the removal of dirt encrustations. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 220
Martinian, 324. Follis (Bronze, 20mm, 3.07 g 12), Nicomedia, first officina. D N M MARTINIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Martinian to right. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI / X / IIΓ/ SMNA Jupiter standing facing, his head turned to left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left; at his feet to left, eagle standing left, with his head turned back to right and a wreath in his beak; to right, bound captive looking back to left. RIC VII p. 608, 45. Extremely rare. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 221
Constans, 337-350. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.46 g 12), Antioch, 338-339. FL IVL CONS-STANS PERP AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / SMANS Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT / V / MVLT / X on a round shield supported on her knee and by a winged genius standing left before her. Bastien, Donativa, 83b and 84, note 3. Cohen 140. Depeyrot 5/7. RIC 29. Rare. Attractive and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3250 CHF
Lot 222
Julian II, 360-363. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.43 g 1), Sirmium, 361-363. FL CL IVLIANVS PP AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian to right, with a thick beard. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVS ROMANORVM / *SIRM wreath Armored soldier moving to right, his head turned back to left, holding a trophy with his left hand and grasping the hair of a kneeling captive with his right. Depeyrot 21/1. RIC 96. Rare. A fresh, sharp and lustrous example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 18000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 223
Valentinian I, 364-375. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g 6), Cyzicus, 364-367. D N VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE / *SMKΓ Emperor standing facing in military dress, his head turned to right, holding labarum inscribed with christogram in his right hand and Victory on globe in his left. Cohen 28. Depeyrot 3/1. RIC 2b2. Lustrous and attractive. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 224
Valens, 364-378. Miliarense (Silver, 26mm, 4.33 g 12), Trier, 367-375. D N VALEN-S P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVS / TRPS. Emperor standing facing, in military dress and with his head turned to left, holding labarum in his right hand and resting left on a shield by his side. Cohen 71. RIC 26b.2. Attractive and lightly toned. Some scratches and a very light flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 225
Valens, 364-378. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.47 g 6), Trier, 373-375. D N VALENS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG / TROBT Two emperors seated facing, together holding globe. Behind and between them the upper portion of a Victory with outspread wings; between them below, a palm-branch. Cohen 53. RIC 17e. A beautifully struck, sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 226
Gratian, 367-383. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.52 g 7), Trier, 374. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG / TROBC Two crowned emperors seated facing on double throne, holding globe between them; above, Victory facing; below, palm branch. Depeyrot 43/3. RIC 17g3. A very attractive, sharp and well struck example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3300 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 227
Gratian, 367-383. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.44 g 6), Antioich, 372. D N GRATI - ANVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / ANOBΓ Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT/V/MVL/X with her right hand on a round shield resting on her left knee. Depeyrot 38/7. RIC IX, 21b (but this officina unlisted). An attractive well-struck coin. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 228
Valentinian II, 375-392. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.40 g 7), Constantinople, 388-392. D N VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG S / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 47/5. RIC IX, 45b.2. A very attractive, lustrous coin. Some very minor scratches, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 229
Theodosius I, 379-395. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.37 g 6), Milan, 395. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG / M - D / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive. Depeyrot 16/3. RIC IX, 35a. Rare. Very attractive with some original luster. Some tiny scratches, very minor edge fault, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 230
Theodosius I, 379-395. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.42 g), Uncertain military mint - “Sirmium”, 393-395. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG S / S - M / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive. Depeyrot 34/5 (Theodosius II). RIC IX, 15a. Slightly rough surfaces and some very minor marks, but with much luster in the devices and, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 231
Theodosius I, 379-395. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople, 9th officina, 382-383. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. CONCOR - DIA AVGGGΘ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne ornamented with lions’ heads, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 33/3. RIC IX, 45d. An attractive, lustrous piece. Metal fault on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 232
Theodosius I, 379-395. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.37 g 7), Constantinople, 10th officina, 388-392. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. CONCOR - DIA AVGGGΙ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand and, with her left, a round shield inscribed VOT/V/MVL/X resting on a column, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 45/1. RIC IX, 47b. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 233
Theodosius I, 379-395. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.51 g 7), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 388-392. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. CONCOR - DIA AVGGGΓ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand and, with her left, a round shield inscribed VOT/X/MVL/XV resting on a column, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 47/1. RIC IX, 71b3. A brilliant, lustrous example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 234
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.52 g 12), Milan, 395-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right, wearing pearl diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG / M - D / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive to right. Depeyrot 16/1. RIC IX, 35b (RIC X 1205). Well struck, attractive and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 235
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.37 g 1), Uncertain military mint - “Sirmium”, 1st officina, 393-395. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG Α / S - M / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive. RIC IX, 15c. A very rare variety: it usually appears misidentified as RIC 14c. Rough surfaces and struck from worn dies, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 236
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.42 g 12), Thessalonica, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder, with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left, and with a Christogram on his cuirass. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG / COMOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 44/1. RIC X, 37. A clear example with the typically odd style from this mint. Slightly rough surfaces and a few minor scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 135
Lot 237
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.50 g 1), Constantinople, 7th officina, c. mid 380s - 387, or in the early 390s. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGGGΖ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on low throne with lion heads, her head turned to the right, holding globe in her right hand and long scepter in her left; prow under her right foot. RIC IX, 46f3. A very unusual coin, possibly extremely rare. Some areas struck slightly flat but, otherwise, lustrous and extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 238
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.49 g 12), Constantinople, 383-388. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGGΗ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head to right and with her right foot on a prow, holding long scepter in her right hand and shield inscribed VOT/V/MVL/X with her left. Depeyrot 46/3. RIC IX, 70c4. An attractive, lustrous coin. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 675 CHF
Lot 239
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.48 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG Θ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. A beautiful, lustrous coin. Very minor graffito in reverse field, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 240
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.52 g 7), Constantinople, c. 403-408. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE S / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield, which she inscribes XX/XXX; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 34/2. RIC X, 29. Lustrous and very attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 241
Eugenius, 392-394. Siliqua (Silver, 17mm, 2.04 g 6), Lugdunum. D N EVGEIN - VS P F AVG (sic!) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Eugenius to right. Rev. VRBS ROMA / LVGPS Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory set on globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left. Cohen 72. Lyon 230. RIC IX, 46. A remarkably attractive, beautifully toned example with an unusually realistic portrait of great quality. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 242
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.41 g 6), Thessalonica, 402-c. 403. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder, with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left, and with a Christogram on his cuirass. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG / COMOB Constantinopolis enthroned facing, her head turned right, placing her right foot on a prow and holding a scepter and Victory on globe. Depeyrot 45/3. RIC X, 41. Clear and interesting. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 243
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.35 g 6), Constantinople, 9th officina, 402-c. 403. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG Θ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. RIC X, 27. A nice example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 244
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.49 g 6), Constantinople, 1st officina, c. 403-408. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG Α / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 57/3. RIC X, 31. Very well struck. Minor roughness and tiny bang on nose, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 245
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.27 g 12), Constantinople, 6th officina, 420-422. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield ornamented with a cavalryman spearing a fallen foe over his left shoulder. Rev. VOT XX - MVLT XXX S / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross. Depeyrot 74/2. RIC 219. A very attractive example. A few very minor flan faults, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 246
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 3.84 g 1), Milan, 395-402. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / M - D / COMOB Honorius standing right, his foot set on a captive, holding a labarum and Victory on globe. Depeyrot 16/2. RIC IX, 35c. RIC X, 1206. A very attractive coin, but curiously light. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 137
Lot 247
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.45 g 12), Thessalonica, 402-c. 403. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder, with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left, and with a Christogram on his cuirass. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG / COMOB Constantinopolis enthroned facing, her head turned right, placing her right foot on a prow and holding a scepter and Victory on globe. Depeyrot 45/2. RIC X, 40. Scuff on the obverse and minor surface roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 248
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.37 g 6), Uncertain military mint - “Sirmium”, 1st officina, 393-395. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Medium-sized draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right, wearing rosette diadem. Rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG Α / S - M / COMOB Emperor, in military dress, standing right, holding labarum in his left hand and Victory on globe in his right; treading, with his left foot, on bound captive. RIC IX, 14e. A rather rare variant. Slightly rough surfaces and with a graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 249
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople, 397-402. D N HONORI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG ϵ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC X, 8. Some slight surface roughness and a few minor marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 250
Honorius, 393-423. Miliarense (Silver, 23mm, 4.24 g 12), Constantinople, 408-420. DN HONORIVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to left. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / CON Nimbate and armored emperor standing facing, his head turned to left, holding globus in his left hand and raising his right in salute; to left, star. RIC X, 369. Rare. Lightly toned and very well struck. Minor deposit on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 251
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.49 g 6), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, holding a spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, bearing a horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC X, 605. A lustrous example. Minor striking flatness on the obverse and a scratch on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 252
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCI / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to right, star. DOC 3I. MIBE 4A. S 3. A very attractive, clear example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 253
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople, 507-518. DN ANASTA - SIVS PP AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder; but diadem lacking ties fluttering to left. Rev. VICTORI - A AVCCCA / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long staff topped by an inverted Christogram; to left, star. DOC 6 var. MIBE 6 var. S 4 var. A very rare type, very well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 254
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Half-siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.84 g, 5 h), Carthage, 582-583/4. D N TIb MAVRIC PP Facing bust of Maurice, wearing helmet with cross at the top, cuirass and paludamentum. Rev. ✶SALVS MVNDI Cross potent within a circle of pearls surrounded by the inscription. DOC 239. MIB 57. SB 551. Very rare. Dark grey patina as found. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 255
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.48 g 6), Constantinople, c. 613-616. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV Crowned, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right much smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႯ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, I. DOC 10c. MIB 10. S 737. A rare variety of excellent style. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 256
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.48 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 Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, pellet. DOC 13 var. (pellet and officina unlisted). MIB 12 var. (with pellet but only with I as officina). S 738. An attractive piece, apparently unpublished with this officina and field mark. Some flatness and a die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 143
Lot 257
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.47 g 6), Constantinople, 637/8. Three standing emperors, all crowned, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger; from left to right, Heraclonas, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧΓ / CONOBA Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, Α. DOC 40b. MIB 47. SB 766. A lovely, well-struck and attractive piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 258
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 13mm, 4.44 g 7), Carthage, 616/617. D N ERACLIO ET ERA CONP E Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG E / CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 207. MIB 84a. S 867. A full round piece. Weakly struck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 375 CHF
Lot 259
Heraclius Constantine, 641. Solidus (Gold, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 11 March-July 641. Three standing emperors, all crowned, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger; from left to right, Heraclonas, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, Κ. DOC 45. MIB 52. S 770. Very rare, especially in this condition. A superb example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 144
Lot 260
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 642-643. dN CONSTANTINUS PP AVC Crowned and draped bust of Constans II facing, beardless and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ I/ CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 (Heraclonas). MIB 3a. SB 936. Rare and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 146
Lot 261
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 667-668. VICTORIA AVGU S Facing, bearded bust of Constans II wearing a chlamys and with a plumed crown, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. CONOB Three crowned and draped figures standing facing, each holding a globus cruciger in his right hand: from left to right, Tiberius, Constantine IV and Heraclius. DOC 42e. MIB 41. SB 974. A rare late issue, nicely struck on a broad flan. Some slight weakness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 262
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.45 g 6), Carthage, 645/6. D N CONSTANTI P P Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA VGG Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to right, star. DOC 112 var. MIB 61. S 1034. Clear and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Lot 263
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.51 g 7), Carthage, 649/650. d N CONTA....P Crowned and draped bust of Constans II facing, with short beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AV H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 113. MIB 62. S 1035. A nice example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 264
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.42 g 6), Carthage, 649/50. d N....ANTIN P Crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, with short beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, P. DOC 114 var. MIB 63 var. S 1036 var. Apparently an unpublished variant. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 265
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.40 g 7), Carthage, 652/3. d N CONCTANTI Crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, with long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AI / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, P. DOC 117. MIB 65. S 1038. A very bold and attractive piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 266
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.37 g 7), Carthage, 659-662. CONC Crowned facing busts of Constans, on the left with long beard, and Constantine IV, much smaller, on the right, beardless. Rev. Crowned and draped beardless busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; between them, cross potent on globe over P. DOC -. MIB 72a. S 1043. Nicely struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
Lot 267
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 10mm, 4.23 g 6), Carthage, 662-668. ...CT Crowned facing busts of Constans, on the left with long beard, and Constantine IV, much smaller, on the right, beardless. Rev. Crowned and draped beardless busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; between them, cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 127. MIB 73. S 1044. A very sharp and well struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 268
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 681-685. d NCONSTANႺЧ Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVVg Θ. / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 59a var. MIB 37 var. S 1204 var. Very rare. Clearly and attractively struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 269
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina. d N FILEPICUS MULTUS AN Crowned bust of Philippicus facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVgUS / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. S 1447. A superb, well-nigh perfect example, beautifully centered and well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 270
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h), Syracuse. d N FILEPICO PP AV Crowned bust of Philippicus facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and eagle tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVgu* / P / [CONOB] Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 16. MIB 10. S 1458. Extremely rare. Minor marks on the reverse, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 271
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 41mm, 41.52 g 12), an Imperial bulla, used for official documents. The Virgin Hodegetria standing facing, nimbate and draped, holding, with both hands, the infant Christ, draped and wearing a cross-nimbus; to left and right, cross; all within circular border. Rev. d N APTEMIVS A - NASTASIVS MVL Bearded facing bust of Anastasius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet and a chlamys, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Zacos & Veglery 31. Very rare. Beautifully struck and with a lovely earthen-grey patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 272
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 17mm, 3.79 g 6), Syracuse, c. 797/8. IREN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. S 1601. Spahr 340. Extremely rare. A lustrous, perfectly struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Lot 273
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 17mm, 3.80 g 6), uncertain Sicilian mint, probably Syracuse, 803-810 (but probably c. December 803-early 804). n - ICFORo Bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a loros, and holding a cross potent in his right hand. Rev. ST - AURAC Facing, beardless, bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi -. DOC -. Spahr -. S -. But see Numismatica Ars Classica 75, 2013, 697 for another example, struck from the same dies. Of great rarity. A very sharply struck and attractive coin. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 274
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.31 g, 7 h), ca. 900-912. +MARIA+ Veiled bust of the Virgin facing, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; to left and right, ΜΗR and Θu. Rev. LEOn En Χ.ω bASILEu S ROmωn Elaborate facing bust of Leo VI with long beard, and wearing a crown with a cross composed of four pellets, and a chlamys with tablion; holding globe surmounted by a patriarchal cross in his right hand. DOC 1a. S 1723. Extremely rare. An attractive and clear example. Some minor marks and edge bangs, otherwise. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 40000 CHF
Lot 275
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Seal (Lead, 28mm, 16.55 g 12), an Imperial seal used for official documents, before c. 1065. +ΕΜΜΑ - ΝΟΥΗΛ Bust of Christ facing, with cross-nimbus containing five pellets in each arm, wearing tunic and himation, right hand in folds and left holding book; to left and right IC XC. Rev. +ΚωΝ RΛCΛ - Ο ΔΟΥΚΛC Emperor standing facing, wearing crown with cross and pendilia and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and with part of his cloak over his left arm. Zacos & Veglery 87d-e. DOCBS 77.9-10. Very clear and attractive with a grey-tan patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 276
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Seal (Lead, 35 mm, 31.07 g, 12 h), an Imperial bulla, used for official documents. IC XC Christ Pantokrator, seated facing on a square-backed throne, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in benediction from the sling of his himation and holding a book in his left; border of dots. Rev. +ΜΙΧΑΗ ΑVΤΟ - ΚΡΑΤ ΡωΜΟ Δ‹ΟΥ›ΚΑ Michael standing facing, bearded, wearing divitsion, loros and crown with cross and pendilia, 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 wonderfully preserved with a grey patina and some remaining earthen deposits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Lot 277
Alexius Comnenus, 12th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 39mm, 44.85 g 12), an official seal of a non-imperial member of the Comnenus family. Η ΑΓΙ/Α ΑΝ/Α -CΤΑ/CΙC Scene of the Anastasis, the Resurrection: Christ, nimbate and holding patriarchal cross, striding over the broken gates of Hell and drawing up Adam, kneeling on the left; behind Adam, a draped figure of Eve; on the right, two half-length facing imperial figures. Rev. Α/ΛΕ/ΞΙ/ΟC/Ο/Κ/Ο/Μ/ΝΗ/Ν/Ο/C, on left and Ο ΑΓΙ/ΟC ΓΕ/ωΡΓ/ΙΟC in center. On the left, a bearded figure in military dress standing facing, holding a sword with his right hand over his right shoulder, and with his left arm held by the right hand of St. George, nimbate and in military dress, standing facing with his left hand raised in benediction. Spink 127, 1998, Zacos Part I, 93 (same types but less well preserved). Very rare. A wonderfully detailed and attractive seal with a fine dark brown-grey patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 8000 CHF
Lot 278
Joseph I Galesiotes, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1266-1275 and 1282-1283. Seal (Lead, 45mm, 59.37 g 11), a patriarchal seal used for official documents. ΜΗΡ ΘΥ The Virgin Theotokos, nimbate, wearing maphorion and holding the facing nimbate Christ child on her lap, seated facing on elaborate, high-backed throne. Rev. + / ΙωCΗΦ / ΕΛΕω ΘΥ ΑΡΧΙ / ΕΠΙCΚΟΠΟC ΚωΝ / CΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΕ/ ωC ΝΕΑC ΡωΜΗC / ΚΑΙ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙ / ΚΟC ΠΡΙΑΡΧ / ΗC. Laurent 35 var. Zacos & Veglery 39 var. Very rare. A large and impressive seal with a fine light tan-grey patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 279
Anonymous, c. 1250-1300. Seal (Lead, 34mm, 23.92 g 12), a seal probably belonging to an ecclesiast. ΜΗΡ ΘΥ The Virgin Theotokos, nimbate, wearing maphorion and holding the facing nimbate Christ child on her lap, seated facing on elaborate, high-backed throne. Rev. +/TOV TAC ΔЄH/CЄIC ΠPOCΦЄ/PЄIN ΛЄΛΑΧOTOC/ΠPOC TAIC ΔЄ ΔIΔOIC/KAI ΓPAΦAIC KO/PH KVPOC. Apparently unpublished. An attractive and enigmatic seal, with an obverse very similar to the last. Attractive grey-tan patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 850 CHF
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
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