obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 870
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIB 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Area of flatness from striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 871
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing to right, holding spear in his right hand and shield ornamented with rider over his left left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCΓ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to right, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4a. SB 3. A very attractive, clear example. Some minor edge marks on 12h, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 872
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 5th officina (E), 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG E / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross surmounted by reversed staurogram; in field to left, star. DOC 7e (var. obverse legend). MIB 7. SB 5. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 873
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross surmounted by reversed staurogram; in field to left, star. DOC 7c. MIB 7. SB 5. Lustrous and sharp. Area of flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 874
Justinian I, 527-565. Semissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 2.15 g, 6 h), Constantinople mint. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, reversed staurogram. DOC (18). MIBE 18. SB 143. Some flat areas as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 875
Justinian I, 527-565. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 17.96 g, 7 h), Constantinople, dated, regnal year 28 (XXSII) = 554-555. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. ANNO - XXSII/ CON Large M; above, cross; below, E. DOC 51d. MIB 95a. SB 163. A lovely, well-struck example; perfectly centered on a broad flan and with a fine green-brown patina with earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 876
Justinian I, 527-565. Pentanummium (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.32 g, 6 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), 551-556. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. Large Є with central cross; to right, ✳︎. DOC 297. MIB 161. SB 244. An attractive piece with a dark patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 877
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.35 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 4th officina (Δ). D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCCΔ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4c. MIB 5. SB 345. Centered and lustrous. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 878
Justin II, 565-578. Pentanummium (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.69 g, 4 h), Constantinople. Monogram of Justin II and Sophia. Rev. Large Є; to right, cross. DOC 60e. SB 364. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 879
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 567-578. D N IVSTINVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCΘ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4h. MIB 5. SB 345. Some marks and areas of weak strike, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 880
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (ς), 567-578. D N IVSTINVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCΘ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4e. MIB 5. SB 345. Struck on a broad flan. Some marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 881
Justin II, with Sophia, 565-578. (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.73 g, 6 h), Dekanummion, Theoupolis (Antiochia), year 5 = 569-570. VNITA - IVSTI Justin II, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate; he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter; cross between their heads. Rev. A-N-N-O II-III Large I with cross above; in exergue, THEЧP. DOC 175. SB 383. Attractively struck and patinated; particularly important as it bears clear inscriptions. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 882
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Tremissis (Gold, 19 mm, 1.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople mint. Dm COSTAN-TINVS PP A Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine to right. Rev. VICTOR TIbERI AVS / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 7. MIB 9. SB 425. Struck on a broad flan. Restruck on a same type, with the obverse struck on the reverse of the host coin, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 883
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Tremissis (Gold, 16.5 mm, 1.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbЄRI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR mAVRI AVG / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 14. MIB 20. SB 488. Areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 884
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.23 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N MAVRI-CI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG / CONOB Victory standing facing, head to left, holding wreath and globus cruciger. DOC 12b. MIB 17a. SB 486. Struck on an unusually broad flan. Areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Unicum and unpublished
Lot 885
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Pentanummium (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.79 g, 5 h), Theoupolis (Antiochia). Monogram of Maurice Tiberius. Rev. Large Ч with pellet inside; above, cross. DOC -. MIB - cf. 105 for obverse, 103-104 for reverse. SB -. Unpublished variety; lovely brown patina, well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 886
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 603. O N FOCAЄ PЄRP AV' Crowned bust of Focas facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa with his right hand, and cross with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCI / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding staff terminating in staurogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left. DOC 3.1. MIB 1. SB 622. Rare. Struck on a broad flan; fine "portrait" of Focas. Areas of flatness from striking, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 887
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.39 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 604-607. 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 on a broad flan. Some marks and bangs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 888
Phocas, 602-610. Decanummium (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.30 g, 6 h), regnal year III (3) = 604-605. [O N FOCA] NЄ PЄ Λ Phocas and Leontia standing facing, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter; between them and above, cross. Rev. ANNO - III on the fields around large X; below, Є. DOC 99. MIB 87- SB 675. Dark green glossy patina;. Skilfully cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 889
Phocas, 602-610. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 607-610. d N FOCAS PER AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORI FOCAS AVI / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 19. MIB 27. SB 634. A particularly nice example. Wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 890
Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 10.86 g, 5 h), Alexandria, 1st officina, year XIIII = 610. dmN ERACLIO CONSUL II Bareheaded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch Heraclius, wearing consular robes; between them and above, cross. Rev. ANNO / X IIII Large M (value mark), cross above, A beneath; in exergue, AΛEXANΔ. DOC 16. (Alexandretta). MIB 16a. SB 723. Overstruck on a follis of Focas, with his name still visible on the obverse. Some rough areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 891
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 610-613. d N hЄRACLIЧS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53c. SB 786. Struck on a broad flan. Wavy and straightened flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 892
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (ς), 610-613. d N hЄRACLI-ЧS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53c. MIB 73a. SB 786. Some scratches on the reverse and wavy flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 893
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 641-668. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧS Cross potent set upon globus. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. Slightly wavy flan and off-centered obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 894
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina (B), 646/7. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, holding globus cruciger. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; Є in the right field. DOC 5a. MIB 9. SB 942. Bright and attractive. Some flatness and a tiny die break on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 895
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), 654-659. dN CONSTANTINUS C CONSTANTIN Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Constans, on the left, with long beard, and Constantine IV, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 25h. MIB 26. SB 959. Lustrous and sharp. Tiny bang on obverse and area of weak strike on the left side of the coin, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 160 CHF
Lot 896
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.31 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina (E), 654-659. dN CONSTANTINUS C CONSTANTIN Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Constans, on the left, with long beard, and Constantine IV, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ E / CONOBI Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 26d. MIB 26. SB 959. Lustrous and sharp. Scratch on the reverse and area of weak stike close to the right edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 897
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.66 g, 1 h), Constantinople, regnal year IΘ (19) = 659-660. Constans II standing facing, in military dress, with long beard and plumet helmet, holding long cross with his right hand and placing his left on his hip; in field to right, M; to left, I Θ. Rev. Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing, all wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in their right hands. DOC 82g. MIB 175. SB 1011. Lovely glossy-green patina. Slightly rough REVERSE, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 898
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 666-668. Bust of Constans facing, wearing helmet with cross ornament and holding globus cruciger; to right, K. Rev. Facing and crowned busts of Heraclius, Constantine and Tiberius; to left, above, and to right, respectively, each holding a globus cruciger; below large A within large M. DOC 88a. MIB 177. SB 1014. A splendid example with an attractive dark green glossy patina. This type was used as a host coin for lot 899. Some flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 899
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Decanummium (Bronze, 28x18 mm, 4.99 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 668-673. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. Large I between cross and K; in exergue, not seen here CON. DOC 38. SB 1183. Very rare. A particularly nice piece with a most attractive dark patina. Most unusual flan; overstruck on a follis of Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, struck in Constantinople in 666-668, (SB 1013) see lot 898, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unusual arrangement of obverse legend
Lot 900
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 681-685. P CONST-ANЧ -S P P A (second S retrograde) Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORA AVGЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 12. MIB 10. SB 1157. A bright, and well-struck coin with an impressive and sharp obverse; a very unusual split on the obverse legend, not recorded in Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue. Some marks on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 901
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.25 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (C), year 2 = 686-687. Crowned facing bust of Justinian, holding globus cruciger with his right hand. Rev. ANNO +II / Є/CON Large M with cross above. DOC 18b. MIB 44. SB 1260. Rare; green patina with some cleanable deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 902
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.41 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. A well struck centered and clear solidus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 903
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.43 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄO' 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 Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d.2. SB 1551. Struck on a tight and unusual for the period irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 904
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III, 741-775. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.76 g, 5 h), Syracuse, 757-775. Crowned facing busts of Constantine and Leo IV, both wearing chlamys and holding akakia; cross between. Rev. ΛEON Crowned figure of Leo III standing facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent. Anastasi 437f. DOC 19. SB 1569. Fine green patina. A rough area on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 905
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), 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 COҺSτAҺτIҺ]OS 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-C. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Perfectly centered on a tight flan. Areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 350 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 906
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), 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). A nicely centered, lustrous and of an unusual fine style for the series, solidus. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 375 CHF
Lot 907
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 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. A carefully centered sharp solidus. Areas of flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 381 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 908
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 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. Lustrous as well as sharp and with a fine portrait of Stauracius. Usual flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 909
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.52 g, 5 h), Constantinople. LEON S C-ONST' Facing busts of Leo V, with short beard, wearing chlamys, on the left and Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys on the right, both wearing crown surmounted by cross. Rev. XXX NNN on the fields, around large M; above, cross; below cross A. DOC 7. SB 1630. Dark green patina with earthen highlights; very attractive portraits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 910
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Follis (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 5.64 g, 5 h), Syracuse, 821-829. [mIXA]HL S ΘEOFI Crowned and draped facing busts of Michael in chlamys and Theophilus in loros. Rev. Large M; above, cross; below, Θ. Anastasi 513. DOC 21. SB 1652. An attractive example with a nice green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 911
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 868-879. +IҺS XRS REX RЄGNANTIЧM* Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels in his left. Rev. bASILIOS ЄT CONSTANT AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Basil, with short beard and loros, and Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. SB 1704. Well centered and clear. Slightly doubled and with a tiny die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 912
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe, 913-959. Follis (Copper, 27 mm, 5.82 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 914-919. +COҺ[STAҺT'] CЄ ZOH b' Crowned half-length figures of Constantine, wearing loros, and Zoe, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between. Rev. +COҺS-TAҺTIҺO' CЄ ZOH bA-SILIS RO-MЄON in five lines. DOC 22. SB 1758. An example of superb quality and style; scarcely seen in such lovely condition. Areas of flatness from striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 913
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, Stephen, and Constantine , 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 24 mm, 2.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 931-944. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA Cross potent on three steps; oval medallion with bearded bust of Romanus at center; in the field RW-MA; all within triple border with four equally spaced pellets. Rev. +/+ ROMANO,/ CONSTANT,/ STEFANOS/ CE CONSTA,/ EN X'Ω Β R /+ in five lines, within triple border adorned with 8 equally spaced pellets. DOC 20. Sear 1755. Rare, perfectly centered with nice details and good silver. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 914
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with two 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. Well centered and clear. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 915
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople mint, 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. DOC 15. SB 1751. Well centered and clear. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 456 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 916
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Miliaresion (Silver, 21.5 mm, 2.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 977-989. En TOVTω nICA T' bASILEI C CωnST' Patriarchal cross crosslet, with pellet in globe at the middle, on globe at the base with four steps; to left, crowned facing bust of Basil II, bearded and wearing loros; to right, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; triple linear border. Rev. + bASIL' / C CωnSTAn /ΠORFVROG' / ΠISTOI bAS / RωMAIω' and with an ornament above and below; all within triple linear border. DOC 17b. SB 1810. Nicely toned, well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 917
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 24 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 977-989. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with double rim and with one pellet in each side, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI b On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; holding between them a long patriarchal cross with a large globule on the shaft above their hands. DOC 2c. SB 1797. Clear. Fields polished to remove scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 918
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 24 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 989-1001. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with •|• in each side, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI b On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; holding between them a long patriarchal cross crosslet. DOC 3b. SB 1797. Well struck and centered; mint luster. A very rare variety. Some minor scratches and marks on reverse and die faults on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 919
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 25.5 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 989-1001. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with five pellets in each arm, his right hand raised in blessing and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI b On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; holding between them a long patriarchal cross crosslet. DOC (3ff). SB 1796. A very rare variety. Cleaned and with traces of mounting, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 920
Anonymous, Time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 970-1092. Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 16.17 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople, c. 976-1030/1035. +EMMANOVHΛ Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with the cover ornamented with two central pellets in border of dots; in field, IC – XC. Rev. + IhSYS / XRISTYS / bASILEY’ / bASILE' in four lines; pellet above and below. DOC A2.5. Sear 1813. Struck on a particularly broad flan with an appealing and untouched green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A wonderfull, as struck, anonymous Follis
Lot 921
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 11.90 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing dotted cross nimbus and with five pellets in the arms, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. + IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ЬASILЄЧ ЬASILЄ in four lines; floral decoration above and below. DOC A2.40a. SB 1813. With a spectacular portrait of Jesus Christ; among the most beautiful and well preserved example available. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Another exeptional example
Lot 922
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 10.73 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing dotted cross nimbus and with five pellets in the arms, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. + IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ЬASILЄЧ ЬASILЄ in four lines; floral decoration above and below. DOC A2.40a. SB 1813. A well struck and unusually clear example with a wonderful chocolate brown patina. Slightly off-centered obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 923
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 7.78 g, 11 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ (retrograde) / IC XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing dotted cross nimbus and with two pellets in the arms, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. + IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ЬASILЄЧ ЬASILЄ in four lines; floral decoration above and below. DOC A2.24. SB 1813. With a spectacular portrait of Jesus Christ. Overstruck and with some flat areas, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 924
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: 505 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 925
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.23 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIC RCX RCSnΛnTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding book. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Crowned facing bust of Constantine IX, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 3. SB 1830. Wavy and straightened flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 926
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. (Silver, 21.5 mm, 1.59 g, 6 h), 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople. ӨЄOTOK [BOHΘ] / MHP - ΘY The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans; two rosettes above . Rev. + Ө KE BO-HӨEI KωN-CTANTINΩ ΔECΠOTH TΩ ΔΟYKA in five lines. DOC 6d. SB 1851. A rare type. Clipped, slightly porous and off centered, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 927
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. 2/3 Miliaresion (Silver, 20 mm, 1.38 g, 7 h), Class IV, Constantinople. MP -ΘV Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the face of the infant Jesus Christ; pellet to left and right. Rev. Θ KE BOHΘEI MIXAHΛ ΔECΠOTH/ TΩ ΔOVKA in five lines. DOC 8. SB 1876. With the complete inscription. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 70 CHF
Lot 928
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 29 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX-AHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Struck on a broad flan. Minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 929
Anonymous Folles, time of Nicephorus III, circa 1078-1081. Follis (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Class I, Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Latin cross set on floral scroll, with X on center, globus and two pellets at each end; two crescents to upper left and right fields. DOC I.1-64. SB 1889. Sharp and nicely patinated; a clear example with excellent details for type. Overstruck on an uncertain type, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 930
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 28 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), First coinage, Constantinople, 1082-1087. +IC XC Christ seated facing on a throne with a back, nimbate with pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +AΛEΞIΩ ΔEC-ΠOT' TΩ KM Half-length bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, jewelled chlamys, and crown with pendilia, holding labarum-headed scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1893. Well centered. Some flatness, as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 931
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 3.75 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1118-1122 (?). Christ nimbate seated facing on backless throne, wearing tunic and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left; in field, IC – XC. Rev. IΩ / ΔЄC / ΠO / TH to left; to right, O / ЄΓ / ΩP / ΓI John and St. George standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 8a. SB 1941. Well centered on a broad flan. Graffiti on the reverse and scratch on the obverse outer field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 932
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Tetarteron (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.04 g, 6 h), Thessalonika, 1137-1143 (?). IC XC Christ standing facing on dais. Rev. Iω ΔЄ Facing bust of John, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 16b. SB 1954. Pleasant green patina; unusually fine obverse. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 933
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 33 mm, 4.36 g, 5 h), First coinage, Constantinople, 1143-1152 (?). IC XC / O EMMANOYHΛ (across the fields) Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with pellet in each arm, his right hand raised in blessing and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ΜΑΝVΗΛ - ΔϵCΠΟΤ / ΜΡ On the left, Manuel, standing facing holding labarum-headed scepter in his right hand and anexikakia in his left, and with a collar piece containing five jewels; on the right, the Virgin, standing facing on the right, raising her right hand to crown the emperor. DOC 2a. SB 1957. An attractive example, toned and clear, struck on a particularly broad flan. Unimportant scratches and graffiti under tone, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 934
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.45 g, 5 h), Thessalonica, 1160-1167(?). IC - XC Draped bust of Christ facing, nimbate and beardless, holding volumen in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. ΜΑΝOVΗΛ ΔΕC-ΠΟΤHC Manuel standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger. DOC 21. SB 1978. Unusual with almost complete and clear reverse legend. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 935
NICAEA. Anonymous, 1227-1261. Tetarteron nomisma (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.78 g, 6 h), Magnesia (?). Decorated cross with lunate ends, over pelleted saltire cross. Rev. MP ΘY The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans. DOC 6. SB 2154. Fine green patina with earthen highlights and deposits. Some flatness on obverse and minor flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 936
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Tetarteron (Bronze, 22 mm, 2.45 g), Magnesia. Half-length facing bust of John Vatatzes, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. Cross within pelleted crescent. DOC 59b. SB 2117. Green patina with earthen highlights. Irregular – as usual – flan with some edge splits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 937
NICAEA. Anonymous, but period of John III Ducas-Vatatzes, emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Tetarteron nomisma (Bronze, 22 mm, 1.60 g, 12 h), Magnesia. Large B formed of pellets; to left and right, triangular motif formed by three pellets. Rev. John Vatatzes seated facing on throne, holding cruciform scepter and akakia. unpublished but cf. DOC 3, SB 2151 and LBC 311-2. Spectacular dark green glossy surfaces; very pleasant example. Some flatness on obverse and minor edge splits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 938
NICAEA. Anonymous, 1227-1261. Tetarteron nomisma (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.12 g, 6 h), Magnesia (?). Cross with three pellets at the end of each arm. Rev. Two B's, back-to-back; pellet between. DOC 7. SB 2155. Very attractive for issue. Irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 939
Palestine. Private document seal. Circa 5th-6th Century AD. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 14 mm, 4.06 g, 12 h), with the name Nil.... Seven-branched menorah on base; to left, etrog above lulav; to right, shofar . Rev. NIΛ. DO -. Zacos -. But cf. Roma e-Sale 53, 2019, 504 for a similar menorah flanked by symbols on a lead token in the name of Rolanos. Extremely rare and very possibly unpublished. Dark brown patina with remaining deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 940
Andreas, Strategos, circa 550-650. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 8.81 g, 12 h). Rider on horse, advancing to right, wearing hat and mantle; holding scroll in his right hand; star in upper left field. Rev. ANDRE(OY) in cruciform monogram [..]P-A [Τ] Η ΓS across the fields. See Zacos I 1375 for type, cf. Triton XI, (2008) 1117. Particularly artistic early byzantine seal with an unusual depiction. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 941
Peter, general Kommerkiarios of Isauria, 674-681. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 28 mm, 22.50 g, 12 h), issued under Constantine IV, with Heraclius and Tiberius, Indictional year 6 = 679/680. ΠETPOY AΠΟ YΠATΩN & ΓENIKOY KOMMEP / INΔ'S Cuirassed bust of Constantine IV, bearded, wearing a helmet, holding spear behind his head in his right hand and a shield in his left hand. Rev. AΠOΘHKHC ICAYPIAC Busts of Herakleios at left and Tiberios at right, both wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger. Cf. DO Seals 4, no. 74.3 & Zacos I 154. A rare early seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 942
Konstantine. Circa 7th century. Seal (Lead, 25 mm, 18.07 g, 12 h). Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλω 'lord help your servant' in cruciform monogram. Rev. 'of Konstantine'' in cruciform monogram. Fine surfaces. Obverse slightly off center which is not typical for lead seals, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Metropolitan seal
Lot 943
Plato, Metropolitan of Tarsos, mid to late 7th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 22 mm, 15.91 g, 12 h). O AΓIOC - ΠAYLOC /TAPCOY Facing bust of Apostolos Paulos. Rev. +ΠΛA-TΩNOC MHTPOΠ-OΛHTOY in four lines within doted margin. Zacos -. but cf. Zacos I 2965a for a more common seal of another Metropolitan of Tarsos. Attractive portrait details for metal; brown-reddish surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 944
Philaretos Brahamios, Protosebastos and Domesticos of the East, after 1081. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 26 mm, 13.01 g, 12 h). A-ΓI ΘЄ-OΔΩPOC St. Theodore standing facing, nimbate, holding spear with his left hand and shield with his right. Rev. [ΔOMECTI]KON EΩA[C Α]ΘΛHT CKEΠ[OI]C ΠPΩTONCE-BACTΩN ΦI-ΛAPETON BPAXAM Inscription in seven lines. Cheynet, Brachamioi, p. 403. Seyrig 192 (from the same bulloterion?). Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Metr. Corpus 650. Attractive surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An unknown (?) judge seal from Strymon and Boleron
Lot 945
Michael Crites of Boleron and Strymon, Circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 35.5 mm, 31.75 g, 10 h). CΦPAΓIC MIXAHΛ ΚΕ[..] The archangel Michael standing facing with spread wings holding scepter and globus cruciger. Rev. + KPITOY BOΛEPOY KAI CTPYMONOC [..] / MP-ΘY Virgin Mary standing facing, holding Holy Infant. An important judge seal from the Macedon area. Pierced, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1024
BYZANTINE. Circa 5th-6th century. (Gold, 15.69 g). Lot of 12 gold Tremisses representing Anastasius I, Justin I and Justinian I. Lovely condition and clear coins. Lot sold as is, no returns (12).
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1025
BYZANTINE. Circa 7th -11th century. (Lead, 58.63 g). Lot of Four well pressed and clear Byzantine lead seals, varied and interesting. Lot sold as is, no returns (4).
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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