obolos 12
31 March 2018
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Baronial Armenian Pogh of Roupen I
Lot 949
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen I, 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 1.76 g). +ԱաԻԲԷՆ ('Roupen' in Armenian) around cross. Rev. Ծաոա այ ('servant of God' in Armenian) around cross. ACV 245. CCA 1. Rare; this is the first coin in the series attributed to the Baronial period. Possibly overstruck, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 950
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Toros II, 1144-1168. Pogh (Bronze, 19 mm, 1.63 g). ԹՈՐՈՍ ՅԱՍSԻ ('Toros by the grace of God' in Armenian) Cross pattée. Rev. ԱԹ-ՈԱ Castle or castle gate ԱԹ-ՈԱ on either side of the tower. ACV 247. CCA 3. Extremely rare early Armenian coin; Green patina with earthen highlights. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 951
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen II, 1175-1187. Pogh (Bronze, 24 mm, 2.62 g). ԱՈԻԲԷՆ ՈՐԴԻ ՍՏԵΦԱՆԷԻ ('Roupen son of Stephen' in Armenian) Castle gate with a projecting platform on either side of the tower. Rev. ԿԱՐՈՂՈԻԹԲՆ ԱՅ Է ('by the will of God' in Armenian) Cross pattée, with pellet in each angle. ACV 249. CCA 3a. A very rare early Armenian coin. Some earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Mint state Trams of Levon I
Lot 952
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 22 mm, 2.95 g, 11 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Extremely sharp and bright. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 953
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 23 mm, 2.80 g, 2 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Extremely sharp and bright. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 954
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 22 mm, 3.01 g, 6 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Extremely sharp with original mint luster. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 62 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 955
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 22 mm, 3.00 g, 3 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Well struck, bright and sharp with original mint luster. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 956
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 22 mm, 3.08 g, 12 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Extremely sharp with original mint luster; very attractive on hand. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 63 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 957
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver, 22.5 mm, 3.01 g, 12 h). + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ 'Levon King of the Armenians' Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ 'by the will of God' Two lions flanking patriarchal cross. CCA 123 ff. Sharply struck and bright. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 958
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Half Tram (Silver, 16 mm, 1.36 g, 5 h). +ՀԱՐՈՂՈԻԹ ԻԻ•ՆՆ ԱՅ Ե 'by the will of God' Queen Zabel and Hetoum I standing facing, both crowned and holding long cross between. Rev. +ՀԵԹՈԻՍ• ԹՈԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅ 'Hetoum King of the Armenians' Crowned lion advancing right, head facing; long cross behind and above. AC 346 var. (reverse inscription). CCA 1282 var. (obverse inscription). Toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 959
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon II, 1270-1289. (Silver, 14.5 mm, 1.39 g, 9 h), New Half Tram, struck from Tram dies, Sis. Levon with patriarchal cross on horseback to right; three pellets to left, T to right. Rev. Facing and crowned lion advancing to left with the foreleg raised; patriarchal cross above. ACV 384-385 var (controls). CAA 1525-1527 var (controls). Well centered; unusually fine for issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 982
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Giovanni Dandolo, 1280-1289. Grosso (Silver, 20.5 mm, 2.14 g, 6 h), 48th Doge. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne; three annulets between feet. Rev. •IO DANDVL'• S• M• VЄNЄTI DVX Giovanni Dandolo and St. Mark standing facing, holding the banner of Venice. CNI 31/36 (for ob/rev). Gamberini 49. Paolucci 2. Papadopoli 2/9. An appealing example, perfectly struck and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 983
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355-1356. Soldino (Silver, 15 mm, 0.54 g, 9 h), 56th Doge. + •IOhS • GRAD-ONICO• DVX Doge kneeling left, holding banner. Rev. +•S •MARCVS VENETI• Lion of Venice (San Marcus) rampant left, holding banner; m to left. CNI VII 6. Gamberini 99. Montenegro 107. Paolucci 3. Well struck, clear example with excellent details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 984
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Giovanni Delfino, 1356-1361. Soldino (Silver, 15 mm, 0.54 g, 9 h), 57th Doge. + •IOhS • DELP-hYNO• DVX Doge kneeling left, holding banner. Rev. +•S •MARCVS • VENETI• Lion of Venice (San Marcus) rampant left, holding banner; m to left. CNI VII 11. Gamberini 104. Montenegro 107. Paolucci 2. Papadopoli 2. Well struck, clear example; nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 71 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 985
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Lorenzo Celsi, 1361-1365. Soldino (Silver, 16 mm, 0.53 g, 11 h), 58th Doge. + LAVR • CЄ-LSI• DVX Doge kneeling left, holding banner. Rev. +•S •MARCVS • VЄNЄTI• Lion of Venice (San Marcus) rampant left, holding banner; A to left. CNI VII 5-7. Gamberini 109. Montenegro 107. Paolucci 2. Papadopoli 2. Well struck, clear example; nicely toned. Struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Mint state Ducato of Andrea Contarini
Lot 986
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Andrea Contarini, 1367-1382. Ducato (Gold, 19.5 mm, 3.55 g, 4 h), 60th Doge. ANDR' QTARЄNO / S M VЄNЄTI / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Andrea Contarini kneeling to left. Rev. •SIT•T• XRE• DAT• O TV• / REGIS •ISTE• DVCAT• Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 118. CNI 45. Paolucci 35. Well struck, sharp and clear example with original mint luster. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 987
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Andrea Contarini, 1367-1382. Soldino (Silver, 15.5 mm, 0.53 g, 11 h), 60th Doge, Filippo Barbarigo, mintmaster. +ANDR'Q'TAR• DVX Doge kneeling left, holding banner; to left, F. Rev. +S MARCVS VENETI Lion of S. Marco left. CNI VII 17. Garberini 120. Paolucci 4. Well struck, sharp and clear example. some flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 988
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Andrea Contarini, 1367-1382. Soldino (Silver, 14.5 mm, 0.48 g, 6 h), 60th Doge. +ANDR'Q'TAR• DVX Doge kneeling left, holding banner; to left, star; to right C. Rev. +S MARCVS VENETI Lion of S. Marco left. CNI VII 33. Garberini 120. Montenegro 128. Paolucci 4. Well struck, sharp and toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 989
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Pasqual Cicogna, 1585-1595. Zecchino (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.48 g, 11 h), 88th Doge. PASQ' CICON• S •M• VЄNЄ• / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Pasqual Cicogna kneeling to left. Rev. SIT T XRE DAT O T / REGIS ISTE DVC Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with twelve stars, six on each side. CNI VII - (cf. 206). Friedberg 1270. Gamberini 518. Montenegro 808. Paolucci 1. Well centered and clear example; a rare variety. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Countermarked Sesino for Crete
Lot 990
CANDIA. Countermarked Sesini Series. 1609. (Bronze, 17 mm, 1.11 g, 5 h), struck on a Sesino of Pasqual Cicogna (1585-1595). ✿PASC• CICONIA• DVX VENE Cross fourchée with three pellets on ends, pellets and lozenges in quarters; countermark of lion of S. Marco within round punch. Rev. ✿SANCTVS• MARCVS• VENETVS Lion of S. Marco to left. Garberini 536. Montenegro 176. Tzamalis B49θ. An extremely important and rare example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 992
AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II, Archduke, 1564-1595. Taler (Silver, 39.5 mm, 28.48 g), Hall mint (Tyrol), undated. FERDINANDVS: D: G: ARCHID: AVSTIÆ Laureate and armored bust of Ferdinand II to right, holding sword and scepter. Rev. DVX: BVRGVNDI COMES: TIROLIS: Crowned coat-of-arms. Davenport 8097. Moser-Tursky, Hall 271. Toned. Flan slightly bent and with some deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 993
AUSTRIA. Maximilian III, as Archduke, 1612-1618. Taler (Silver, 42 mm, 28.34 g, 12 h), Hall (Tyrol), dated 1615. MAXIMILIANVS D G ARC AV DVX BVR STIR CARN / •16•-•15 Bust of Maximilian III to right in high ruffed collar right; below, CO in cartouche. Rev. ET CARN MAG PRVSS ADMI COMES HA E TIRO Crowned coat-of-arms. Davenport 3321. Moser-Tursky, Hall 396. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 994
AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Leopold V, Archduke, 1619-1632. Taler (Silver, 40 mm, 28.43 g, 12 h), Ensisheim mint, dated 1621. + LEOPOLD : D : G : ARCHIDVX : AVST · DVX · BVR : ETc : SAC : CAES : Mтıs ET / 16-21 Draped bust of Leopold V to right. Rev. + RELIQ : ARCHID : GVBERNAT : PLEN : ET · COM : TIR : LAND · ALS Crowned coat-of-arms. Davenport 3346. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 290 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 995
AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II, Emperor, 1619-1637. Taler (Silver, 44 mm, 28.53 g, 3 h), Kremnitz, dated 1622. FERDINANDVS• D• G• RO• I•S• AVG• GER•HVN•BOH•REX Bust of Ferdinand II to right in high ruffed collar right. Rev. ARCHIDVX• AVS• DVX• BVR• MAR• MOR• GO• TYR• 1622 Crowned double-headed eagle facing, wings spread, holding two swords, coat-of-arms within collar on breast; K-B on the fields. Davenport 3129. Herinek 570a. KM 75. Toned. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 996
AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II, Emperor, 1619-1637. Taler (Silver, 44 mm, 28.52 g, 3 h), Vienna, dated 1623. FERDINANDVS• II• D: G• R• I•S• AVG: G•H•B•REX Bust of Ferdinand II to right in high ruffed collar right. Rev. ARCHID• AVS• DVX• BVR• GO• TYR• 1623 Crowned double-headed eagle facing, wings spread, holding two swords, coat-of-arms within collar on breast. Davenport 3078. Herinek 367 d. Some marks and die faults, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Impressively toned Doppeltaler
Lot 997
AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Leopold V, with Claudia de' Medici, Archduke and Archduchess, 1619-1632 and 1626-1632, respectively. Doppeltaler (Silver, 47 mm, 57.77 g, 11 h), Hall, undated posthumous issue, struck in 1635. LEOPOLDVS• ARCHD: ET• CLAVDIA• ARCHIDVCISSA• AVS: MEDIC▴ Jugate draped and crowned busts of the Archduke and Duchess to right, both wearing ruffs, and a cuirass for the Archduke. Rev. DVX ▴BVRGVNDIÆ ▴COMES▴ TIROLIS: Crowned eagle facing, its head to left and with spread wings; above eagle's head, garlanded wreath. Davenport 3331. KM 639. MT 487. Attractively toned. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 998
GERMANY. Ravensburg (königliche Münzstätte). Friedrich II, 1215-1250. Bracteate (Silver, 22 mm, 0.43 g, 12 h). Crowned head within city walls with gateway. Rev. The obverse, incuse. Bonhoff 1845. Cahn 204. Klein & Ulmer 202. A particularly nice and rare example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 999
INDIA. (Silver, 12.48 g). Lot of Two Silver coins. (1). Independent States. Sikh Empire. Period of Ranjit Singh, VS 1858-1896 / AD 1801-1839. Silver Rupee, 23.5 mm, 11.09 g, 10 h, Amritsar, Dated VS 1881 = 1824 AD. KM 20.1. (2). Princely States. Hyderabad. Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, AH 1285-1329 / AD 1869-1911. Silver 1/8 Rupee, 12 mm, 1.39 g, 3 h, AH 1308 = 1891 AD. KM 14. Both well struck and in exceptional condition. Nearly extremely fine to good extremely fine (2).
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 1000
LOW COUNTRIES. Kampen. Matthias I, 1612-1619. 28 Stuiver (Silver, 39 mm, 19.82 g, 10 h), dated 1618. MATTH• I• D: G• ROM• IMP• SEM• AVG Crowned double-headed eagle facing, wings spread. Rev. FLOR• ARG• CIV - IMP: CAMPEN 1618 Crowned coat-of-arms. Delmonte 113. Some marks and die break on obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 1004
POLAND, Monarchs. Stefan Batory, 1576-1586. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.46 g, 3 h), Trade coinage, Danzig/Gdansk, J. Göbel, mintmaster, Dated (15)86. STEPHANVS•D•G• REX• POL• D• PRVS• Crowned bust of Stefan Batory to right. Rev. MONE• NO• AVR• CIVI• GEDANENSIS•86 + ring + Coat-of-arms with leonine supporters. Czapski 7452. Friedberg 3. Gumowski 198. Kopicki 770. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 1005
SPAIN, Reino de España. Felipe II el Prudente, 1556-1598. 8 Reales (Silver, 42 mm, 27.38 g, 7 h), Seville mint, 1598 (?). PHILIPPVS II [..]OMNIVM Crowned coat-of-arms. Rev. HISPAN REGNORVM REX Quartered arms of Castile-Leon. Calicó type 136, 203a. Unusual broad flan. Slightly doubled obverse and areas of usual flatness on the edges, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1006
SPAIN, Reino de España. Fernando VI, 1746-1759. 2 Reales (Silver, 26 mm, 5.86 g, 12 h), Madrid mint, dated 1757. ✿HISPANIARUM✿ REX✿1757 Arms within polylobe. Rev. ✿FERDINANDUS ✿VI✿D✿G✿ Crowned coat-of-arms; R, crowned M, II JB on the fields. Calicó 483. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Mint state
Lot 1026
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. (Silver, 28.71 g). A lot of 10 Silver Trams, all well struck and clear. About extremely fine or better. Lot sold as is, no returns (10).
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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