obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
Lot 947
AXUM. Wazeba II, Last quarter of the 4th Century AD. (Bronze, 17 mm, 1.72 g, 1 h), with inlaid gold on the reverse. OYAZHBAC BACILEVC (sic!) Draped bust of Wazeba to right, framed by grain ears; above, cross. Rev. TOYTON APECH TH XΩP(sic!) Draped bust right, wearing headcloth. Hahn 26. Vaccaro 29. Green patina with earthen highlights. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 948
GEPIDS. Uncertain king. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.92 g, 6 h), struck in the name of Anastasius I. 491-504 AD, Sirmium. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Crude diademed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. A INVICT + A RVMAO Monogram of Theodoric in wreath. MIB I 46. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 960
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 3.80 g, 5 h), Second type. +KE BOIΘH TO ΔVΛO COV TANKRI or similar Bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban and chain armor, holding sword. Rev. IC XC NI KA in quarters of cross. CCS 4a Metcalf, Crusades 63-70. Green earthen patina. Overstruck on a first type follis of Tancred, with traces of the reverse of the undertype still seen on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 961
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Roger of Salerno, regent, 1112-1119. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.31 g, 9 h), Third type. O ΓEω St. George, nimbate, on horseback to right, spearing dragon. Rev. +POΓSЄP ΠΡΙΓΚΠOC ANTIOXI in four lines. Metcalf, Crusades 95-101. CCS 9. Brown patina, unusually complete inscriptions . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 962
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Roger of Salerno, regent, 1112-1119. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.11 g, 1 h), Third type. [O ΓEω] St. George, nimbate, on horseback to right, spearing dragon. Rev. +POTSЄ ΠΡΙΓΚ-OC A in four lines. Metcalf, Crusades 95-101. CCS 9. Reddish earthen encrustation. Serrate edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 963
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1233. Denier (Billon, 16 mm, 0.78 g, 6 h). +BOAMVNDV (retrograde) around large B. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA (retrograde) cross pattée in small circle. CCS 87. Metcalf 480. Schlumberger III/13. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 964
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. Bohémond V, 1233-1251. (Bronze, 16 mm, 0.79 g, 7 h), Pougeoise, c. 1235 or later. + CIVITAS Cross with central annulet and annulet at end of each arm; pellet in each quarter. Rev. + TRIPOLIS Crenelated tower with arched entry. CCS 21. Metcalf 557-8. Sabine 308-31. Stripped patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 965
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 4.67 g, 1 h), after 1110. Baldwin II, dressed in chain-armour and conical helmet, standing front, head to left, holding drawn sword in his right hand and conical shield with his left. Rev. Patriarchal cross on two-stepped base, large pellet in each upper angle, three pellets and sprig in each lower angle. Malloy 7. Metcalf 113-114. Baldwin Class 3. Very rare type. Overstruck as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Important Christian-Arabic Dirham
Lot 966
CRUSADERS. Imitating Ayyubid coinage of Damascus. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.79 g, 8 h), Christian-Arabic Dirham, Akka (Akre), 1251. Large cross pattée; around in arabic, 'one God, one faith, one baptism'; in outer margin, 'struck in Acre in the year one thousand two hundred, one and fifty, from the Incarnation. Rev. 'The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One Divinity' within square; in outer margin, 'His is the glory, forever and ever, amen, amen' (in Arabic). Bates/Metcalf 55. Malloy 13. Metcalf 227-228 and p.103-104. Schlumberger pl V,28. A rare example of a particularly short lived issue. Well struck on good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 967
CRUSADERS. Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus. James II, 1460-1473. (Bronze, 18 mm, 1.63 g, 7 h), Sixain, Famagusta[?]. +IACOBUS DЄI GRACIA RЄX Lion of Cyprus rampant to left. Rev. +[]ARMЄ: IЄRVSALЄM: CYPRI Cross of Jerusalem. Malloy 165. Metcalf 811. Brown surfaces, clear reverse inscriptions. Cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lovely Half-Gigliato of Hélion of Villeneuve
Lot 968
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Hélion of Villeneuve, 1319-1346. Asper or Half-Gigliato (Silver, 20 mm, 1.85 g, 3 h), 26th Grand Master. +FR•ЄLIORVS• DEI• GRATIA Hélion of Villeneuve kneeling and praying before patriarchal cross on base and two steps. Rev. +•MAR• OSPITALIS• IRLNI• Cross fleury with shield of the Order at the end of each limb. Metcalf, Crusades 1187-90. Schlumberger, Orient pl.IX, 14. A rare coin; toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 969
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Roger of Pins, 1355-1365. Gigliato (Silver, 27 mm, 3.77 g, 9 h). +F•ROGIЄRIVS• D• PINIBVS•DI• GRA•M Roger of Pins kneeling and praying before patriarchal cross. Rev. +OSPITAL:S: IOhIS: IRLN: QT:ROD Floreate cross. Metcalf, Crusades 1194-1195. Schlumberger, Orient pl.IX, 20. Tzamalis Φ 127. A rare coin; toned. Rough area on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare early Artuqid Fals
Lot 970
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Fals (Bronze, 26 mm, 8.73 g, 6 h), Hisn Kayfa (on the Tigris). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. Name, titles and ancestors of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and in margins. Album 1820.2. ICV 1174. S&S Type 2.1. Very rare; dark green glossy patina; struck on a broad and heavy flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Artuqid Fals
Lot 971
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Fals (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.61 g, 6 h), Hisn Kayfa (on the Tigris). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; two stars above throne. Rev. Name, titles and ancestors of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and in margins. Album 1820.2. S&S Type 2.1 var (no numerals). Very rare variety; green patina light earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 972
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 28 mm, 17.54 g, 5 h), Hisn Kayfa or Amid mint, struck AH 556 (AD 1160/1). Bareheaded and draped half-length male bust facing slightly to left, holding globe and scepter; abjad date to left. Rev. Arabic inscription in four lines, stating the name and titles of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan; arabesque below. Album 1820.4. ICV 1176. S&S Type 4. A very unusual and scarce type. Slightly rough surfaces. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 973
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 31 mm, 12.37 g, 2 h), Unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, dated AH 558 = 1163/4 AD. Arabic inscription stating the name and titles of Najm al-Din Alpi around diademed and draped male bust, with long hair, facing slightly to left. Rev. Arabic inscription stating the ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi, around facing crowned bust; date on inner left and right fields. Album 1827.4. S&S Type 29.1. Whelan Type II, 42-3. Attractive green patina. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 974
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 31 mm, 10.94 g, 6 h), Unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, undated, but ca. AH 560-566 (1164-1170 AD). Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; Kalima above and below, name and title of Abbasid caliph to right and left. Rev. Facing female head, wearing necklace; around, arabic inscription stating the name, title, and ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi. Album 1827.5. S&S Type 30.1. Brown-green glossy patina; well centered example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 975
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 31 mm, 13.42 g, 6 h), Unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, undated, but ca. AH 566-572 (1170-1176 AD). Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; Kalima above and below, name and title of Abbasid caliph to right and left. Rev. Facing female head, wearing necklace; around, arabic inscription stating the name, title, and ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi. Album 1827.5. S&S Type 30.2. Brown surfaces. About very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 976
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184. Dirham (Bronze, 31 mm, 10.71 g, 1 h), imitating gold Solidoi of Constantine I "the Great", unlisted mint, possibly Mardin. Diademed head right, looking upward, within pellet quadrate border; around, Arabic inscription stating the ancestors of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines, stating the name and titles of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Album 1828.1. S&S Type 31.1. Whelan Type II, 48-9. Dark green-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 977
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184. Dirham (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.87 g, 5 h), imitating gold Solidoi of Constantine I "the Great", unlisted mint, possibly Mardin. Diademed head right, looking upward, within pellet quadrate border; around, Arabic inscription stating the ancestors of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines, stating the name and titles of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Album 1828.1. S&S Type 31.1. Whelan Type II, 48-9. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 978
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184. Dirhem (Bronze, 32 mm, 16.82 g, 9 h), dated AH 579 = AD 1183. Two diademed and draped busts facing. Rev. Inscription in five lines, naming the Abbasid Caliph, al-Nâsir li'l-dîn and the titles and ancestors of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi, as well as a "curse formula" against counterfeiters. IC 1205. Poole 37. S&S type 32.3. Well struck and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 979
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw I, second reign, AH 601-608 / AD 1205-1211. Fals (Bronze, 30 mm, 8.29 g, 5 h), no date, but 605 AH = 1209 AD. Kay Khusraw riding to right, holding sword upward with his left hand; behind and in front of his head, star. Rev. Legend in four lines and in circle around. Album 1207. Broome 97 Type Eii. Attractive brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 980
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. Weight of 10-Dirhams (Bronze, 15x18 mm, 29.36 g). A commercial weight in the form of a flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with a deep centering point within an incised circle on the top and the bottom, and with its sides ornamented with a triple row of facets, each with a punched bird’s eye pattern. Dark brown surfaces with a lovely sand patina; very appealing. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 981
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. (Bronze, 23x20 mm, 58.67 g), Weight of 20-Dirhams. A commercial weight in the form of a flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with a deep centering point within an incised circle on the top and the bottom, and with its sides ornamented with a triple row of facets, each with a punched bird's eye pattern. Dark green surfaces with appealing earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Tornese of Lazaros Giustiniani from Chios
Lot 991
CRUSADERS. Chios. Lazaros Giustiniani (or Lorenzo Giustiniani Banca?), 1548. Tornese (Billon, 13 mm, 0.41 g, 2 h). +: CONRADVS : REX : R : around cross fourchée. Rev. + : CIVITAS : CHII : Castle with three towers surmounted by a crowned eagle (the badge of the Giustiniani) flanked by L I. Schlumberger p. 429 and pl. XIV, 28 (attributed to Lorenzo Giustiniani Banca, 1483). Tzamalis 215 (Lazaros Giustiniani). Rare. Struck on a tight flan and slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1001
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 20 mm, 3.49 g, 3 h), Kostantiniye (Constantinople) mint, year 926 AH = 1520/1 AD. Artuk, 1515. Some scratches and slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1002
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mehmed III, AH 1003-1012 / AD 1595-1603. Sultani (Gold, 21 mm, 3.50 g), Misr (Kairo), date not clear, but 1003 AH = 1595/6 AD. Album 1340.2. Some flatness from striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
As struck
Lot 1003
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mustafa III, AH 1171-1187 / AD 1757-1774. Zeri Mahbub (Gold, 20.5 mm, 2.63 g, 12 h), Kostantiniye (Constantinople) mint, dated year AH 1171, year 9 = 1766 AD. Toughra; mint name and date below. Rev. Legend in four lines. KM 335. Pere, 618 var. Sultan, 2258 var. A sharp and well struck coin of exceptional quality. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1027
ISLAMIC. Circa 11th -13th century AD. (Bronze, 20.29 g). Lot of 10 Mamluk era bronzes with lovely "sand patinas".
Attractive Very fine. Lot sold as is, no returns (10).
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1028
CRUSADERS, Latin States of Mainland Greece. 1245-1318. (Billon, 31.00 g). An important collection of thirtyseven (37) Denier Tournois sold as one lot. Including: I. Principality of Achaea (27 examples) a. William Villehardouin (1245-1278), three different varieties, Malloy 9a (Rare), Malloy 10a (Rare), Malloy 10b (Rare). b. Charles I Anjou (1278-1285) two different varieties, Malloy 11 (Scarce), Malloy 12. c. Florent de Hainaut. (1289-1297), four different varieties, Malloy 13a, Malloy 13b, Malloy 13c (Scarce), Malloy 14. d. Isabelle of Villehardouin (1297-1301), four different varieties, Malloy 15a (Rare), Malloy 15b, Malloy 16, Malloy 17. e. Philippe de Savoy, (1301-1307), three different varieties, Malloy 18, Malloy 20, Malloy 21. f. Philippe de Taranto, (1307-1313), five different varieties, Malloy 24, Malloy 25, Malloy 26a, Malloy 26b, Malloy 28. g. Maud of Hainaut, (1316-1318), six different varieties, Malloy 34, Malloy 36 (Rare), Malloy 39 (Rare), Malloy 40 (Rare), Malloy 42, Malloy 43. II. Duchy of Athens (8 examples) h. William I de la Roche, (1280-1287), five different varieties, Malloy 83 (Rare), Malloy 85 (Rare), Malloy 87a, Malloy 89a, Malloy 89c. i. Guy II de la Roche, (1287-1308), three different varieties, Malloy 93, Malloy 94 (Scarce), Malloy 95. III. Despot of Romania, Lepanto (Nafpaktos) (2 examples) j. Philip of Taranto, (1294-1313), two different varieties, Malloy 111b, Malloy 113. All toned and well struck. All acquired by the collector in the early 90s in the American market. Very fine or better (37). Lot sold as is, no returns.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
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