obolos 12
31 March 2018
Webauction
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
Rare tessera depicting the Gnostic daemon Abrasax
Lot 946
EGYPT. Uncertain. Circa 3rd-4th century AD. Gnostic Tessera (Lead, 18 mm, 3.17 g, 12 h). IAω Abrasax facing, with the head of a rooster and snakes for legs, holding a whip in his right hand and a shield with his left. Rev. ABPA-CAΞ in two lines; above, star within crescent. Cf. Nauman 52 (2017), 254 var. Elsen 124 (2015), 404 and Rauch MBS 8 (2004), 685. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
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 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
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
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