nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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