obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Two very interesting plated Solidi from the same "atelier"
Lot 694
Constantius II, 337-361. (5.42 g). Lot of Two plated Solidi. (1). Antioch 337-347, 20.5 mm, 2.81 g, 6h. cf RIC 83 var (as VOT XX MVLT XXX) (2). Antioch 355-361, 21 mm, 2.62 g, 6h. RIC 165. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 695
Hannibalianus, Rex Regum, 335-337. Follis (Bronze, 16 mm, 1.58 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 336-337. FL HANNIBALLIANO REGI Draped and cuirassed bust of Hannibalianus to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA /CONSS Euphrates reclining right, leaning on scepter; urn at side; reed in background. RIC 147. LRBC 1036. A well struck, well centered and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 696
Magnentius, 350-353. Centenionalis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.10 g, 11 h), Treveri (Trier), 1st officina, 350. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG / A Draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right; behind, A. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM / TRP Magnentius on horseback to right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse. LRBC 54. RIC 270. With a fine portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
Gratian, 367-383. Maiorina (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.36 g, 6 h), Rome, 2nd officina, 379-383. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. REPARATIO REI PVB / *BSISC· Gratian standing facing, his head turned to left, raising kneeling woman with his right hand and holding Nike on globe in his left. RIC IX 43a.1. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 698
Arcadius, 383-408. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z), 397-402. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing slightly to right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI - A AVGG Z / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/1. RIC X, 7. Well centered on a broad flan. Some marks and tiny bang on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 699
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 395-402. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing slightly to right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG I / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, her head to right, wearing helmet, holding a spear with her right hand, Victory on a globus in her left, and with her right foot on a prow. Depeyrot 55/2. RIC 8. Beautifully struck, perfectly centered. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 700
Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold plated copper or bronze, 21 mm, 3.82 g, 5 h), an ancient counterfeit with an obverse of Honorius a reverse of Arcadius, uncertain, c. 403-408 or later. D N ARCADI - VS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE S / CONOB Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on her left knee a shield on which she inscribes XX/XXX. cf. Depeyrot 54/2 = RIC 29 (known only for Arcadius!). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A mint state solidus of Theodosius II
Lot 701
Theodosius II, 402-450. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 441-450. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P / CONOB Constantinopolis enthroned left, with left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and scepter; behind throne, shield; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 84/1. RIC X, 321. Attractive and well-struck. Two bangs on the edge, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 702
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z), 462 or 466. D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding a spear over his right shoulder and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Z / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Sharp, with original mint luster. Nose bang, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 381 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 703
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I). D N ZENO PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, his head turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield, ornamented with horseman spearing fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Sharp. Mis struck on both sides, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 704
ROMAN. Seal with the head of an uncertain emperor, circa 270s. (Lead, 24 mm, 11.63 g). Laureate, draped and bearded male bust to right. The laureate portrait indicates that an emperor was being portrayed; however, the lack of an inscription probably means that it is not an official issue. The portrait itself shows great similarities to those of Claudius II, Quintillus and Aurelian, especially those found on coins minted in Milan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A private seal with a charming bucolic scene
Lot 705
ROMAN. Private seal, circa 3rd-5th century. (Lead, 28 mm, 8.22 g). Shepherd to left, either milking ewe or doing something else, which we will refrain from describing. A very interesting seal with a lovely bucolic scene. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 706
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 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. VICTORI-A AVCCCI / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Attractive, clear and sharp example. Scuff on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 707
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina (A), 491-498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, his head turned slightly to right, wearing cross diadem, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield, ornamented with a horseman, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; behind her, eight-pointed star. DOC 4 (1st officina not recorded). MIBE 4. SB 3. Unusual with the cross diadem on the obverse. Clear, sharp, and well-struck. Damaged eye and a flan flaw on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 708
Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.20 g, 7 h), Constantinople mint. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 57. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 709
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.45 g, 8 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Flan slightly bent and with some scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Imperial seal of Justinian I
Lot 710
Justinian I, 527-565. Seal (Lead, 19 mm, 5.61 g, 12 h). [..]IVSTINI - AN[..] Nimbate, helmeted, and cuirassed facing bust of Justinian. Rev. Angel standing facing, holding two wreaths; to left and right, cross. BLS I 3a-c. Gray patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 711
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina (E), 639-641. Three standing emperors, all crowned, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger; from left to right, Heraclonas, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, E. DOC 44 (not this officina recorded). MIB - (but cf. 53 as Heraclonas). SB 770. Scarce. Small graffito under toning on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 712
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople 10th officina, 654-659. d N CONStANtINЧS C CONStANS Crowned busts of Constans and Constantine IV facing, each wearing chlamys; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ I / CONOBI Cross potent set on base and three steps. DOC 26h. SB 960. Clear and attractive. Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Extremely rare early Tremissis not bearing the name Artemius
Lot 713
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.43 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 6th officina, 713. dN ANASTASIUS MULTVS AN Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTOR AVSႷB / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 6. SB 1466 (as "unique"). Extremely rare lacking the name "Artemius" on the obverse. Possibly the fifth known example, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 714
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 751-757. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS Crowned busts of Constantine V, bearded and on the left, and slightly smaller Leo IV, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross. Rev. •d LЄON PA MЧL Θ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2a.2. SB 1551. Nicely centered. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 715
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS 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 Φ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2g. SB 1551. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 716
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS 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 Φ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2g. SB 1551. Some flatness as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 717
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-79. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ VSSЄqqOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS 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.A. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Slightly wavy flan and some flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 718
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 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. Well centered . Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
Lot 719
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 21 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 989-1001. +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 crosslet. DOC 3d. SB 1797. A very rare variety. Obverse slightly double-struck and with traces of cleaning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 720
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESnAnTIhM Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Well preserved and sharp. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 381 CHF
Starting Price: 275 CHF
An imperial seal of Romanus IV Diogenes
Lot 721
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 30.23 g, 12 h). PΩMAN S EYΔK B PM Christ standing facing on dais, crowning Romanus to left and Eudokia to right, each holding globus. Rev. KΩN MX ANΔ Michael VII standing facing, holding labarum and akakia; to left and right, respectively, Constantine and Andronicus standing facing, holding globus and akakia. Zacos 93c. An important imperial seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 722
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Reform coinage, Constantinople, 1092-1118. + KE RO-HΘEI / IC - XC Christ seated facing, nimbate, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. A ΛE ΞIΩ ΔECΠOTΗ - TΩ KO MNH NΩ Alexius standing facing, crowned, wearing jeweled robes and holding labarum in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; above to right, Manus Dei; six pellets on chlamys border. DOC 20c. SB 1912. Toned and clear. Scratches and krinkles as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 723
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 32 mm, 4.19 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 / ΓЄΩP John and St. George standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 8a. SB 1941. Well centered on a broad flan; clear and well-struck. Some marks and scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 724
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 33 mm, 4.30 g), 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 / ΓЄΩP John and St. George standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 8a. SB 1941. Well centered on a broad flan. Some marks and a flan crack on the center of the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 725
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 1160-1164. ΙC - ΧC Christ Pantocrator, standing facing, nimbate and enrobed, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels with his left; in field to left and right, star. Rev. MA-N-VHΛ - O/ ΘЄ/O/Δ/ω/P/OC Manuel and St. Theodore standing facing, both holding a sword in their outer hand, and holding a long patriarchal cross set on a globe between them. DOC 4b. SB 1959. Very well struck and centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 726
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.04 g, 6 h), Constantinople. The Virgin orans enthroned facing; on her breast, facing head of infant Christ; at sides of nimbus, MHP - ΘV. Rev. ICAAKIOC O / X / M Isaac, on left, standing facing and holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia with his left, crowned by Archangel Michael on right, nimbate and in military attire, also standing facing and holding jewelled scepter with his left hand. DOC 2. SB 2002. Obverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 727
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Hyperpyron (Gold, 32 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1197-1203. + KE BOHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing on daïs. Rev. AΛEZIω ΔE]CΠO [Tω KOMNHNω / ΘEK Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1b. SB 2008. An attractive example, struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness and flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 728
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.21 g, 6 h), class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; two pellets flanking upper tower. Rev. M/IXAΛ ΔEΠ/ O ΠAΛE/ IC XC On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on right, holding scroll. DOC 8 var (sigla). PCPC 4, sigla 34-35 var. SB 2242. A particularly attractive piece for the issue, sharply struck and with an unusually clear obverse. Some minor scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 729
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.14 g, 6 h), class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; no sigla visible. Rev. M/IXAΛ ΔEΠ'/ O ΠΛE / IC XC On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on right, holding scroll. DOC 3-16 (for type). SB 2242. A particularly attractive piece for the issue, sharply struck and with an unusually clear obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 730
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.15 g, 6 h), class II, subclass b, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; unclear sigla. Rev. M/IXAΛ ΔECΠOTH/ O ΠAΛEOΛ / IC XC On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on right, holding book of Gospels. DOC 17-25. SB 2243. Double struck and slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 731
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), class I, Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; in upper field, sigla B/X; four pellets flanking Virgin Mary on the lower fields. Rev. ANΔPO-NIKOC EN XΩ ΔECΠOT'/ IC-XC Andronicus on left, nimbate and kneeling right, blessed by Christ, nimbate, standing facing on right, holding Book of Gospels. Bendall, Sigla 27. DOC 229-230. SB 2326. Usual flat areas, and slightly off-centered reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 732
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.16 g, 6 h), class I, Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; above, sigla B/X; below, sigla unclear. Rev. ANΔPO-NIKOC EN XΩ ΔECΠOTHC O/ ΠAΛΕ (under Andronicus) OΛΟΓOC (right of Jesus)/ IC-XC Andronicus, on left, nimbate and kneeling right, blessed by Christ, nimbate, standing facing on right, holding Book of Gospels. Bendall, Sigla 27 (?). DOC 231. PCPC 91B. SB 2326. Nicely toned reverse, with an unusually clear portrait of Andronicus. Minor flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 733
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Bronze, 19 mm, 1.44 g), Thessalonica. Large six-petalled flower or six-rayed star. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, between two large Bs, the one on the left reversed. DOC 789-792. SB 2393. Lovely old brown surfaces. Overstruck on an earlier issue with an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
A hard-to-find "Politikon" coinage of John Palaeologos
Lot 734
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese (Billon, 17.5 mm, 0.84 g, 6 h), an example of the anonymous "Politikon" coinage, Constantinople. +ΠOΛITIKON Cross pattée. Rev. Castle with gabled center and side towers; above, cross between two pellets. DOC 1209-14. SB 2578. Very rare. Usual porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 735
Palestine. Private document seal, Circa 5th-6th Century AD. Seal (Lead, 17 mm, 5.72 g, 12 h). C Seven-branched menorah on base; to left, etrog above lulav; to right, shofar. Rev. Box (?). A clearly Jewish seal with an interesting, albeit unidentified, reverse depiction. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 736
Eustathios. Circa 6th Century. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 8.17 g, 12 h). Nimbate bust of the Virgin Mary, facing, between two crosses, holding a medallion of a facing head of Christ on her chest; all within a pellet border. Rev. Cruciform monogram of the name EYCTAΘIOY. Cf. Zacos and Veglery 1205/1204. With a lovely and clear depiction of the Virgin Mary. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 737
BYZANTINE. Basilios, Stratelates. Late 7th - early 8th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 27.17 g, 11 h). Θεοτόκε βοήθει 'Mother of God please help' in cruciform monogram; four stars in quarters. Rev. +BACIΛI/Ω CTPAT/HΛATH+ in three lines. A rare and broad early seal. Scratch on the obverse and slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 738
Petros Koursoros, Circa 6th-7th Century. Seal (Lead, 25 mm, 12.77 g, 1 h). KOY/PCOP/OC in three lines. Rev. Cruciform monogram of the name ΠETPOY. Unpublished?. Very sharp and with clear fields. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 739
Aetius, Metropolitan of Antioch and Syngellos, c. 10th - 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 24 mm, 10.17 g, 12 h). MP - ΘY Nimbate, facing bust of the Virgin Mary, orans and bearing a medallion with the facing head of infant Jesus. Rev. + ΘKE BOHΘ'AETIO MPOΠOΛIT ANTIOXH/AC S CYΓKEMΩ in six lines. Very sharp, but bent and surfaces cracked, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 740
John, Diaconos and Exarchos, circa 11th Century. Seal (Lead, 21.5 mm, 7.65 g, 11 h). O IΩ O - ΘEOΛ Nimbate facing bust of St. John Theologos, raising hand in benediction and holding book of gospels. Rev. +ΙΩ(ΑΝΝΗ) Δ(ΙΑ)Κ(ΟΝΩ)/ Τ(ΗC) Μ(Ε)Γ(ΑΛΗC) ΕΚΛK(ΗCIA)C (sic!)/ K [..] Β(ΑCΙΛΙΚΩ) ΚΛ(ΗΡΙΚΩ) ΓΡ/ ΥΩ K' S Ε/ΞΑΡΧΩ, in five lines. Unfound. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 741
Theodoros, Protospatharios, 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 21 mm, 7.20 g, 11 h). O NI-KOΛAOS Nimbate facing bust of Saint Nikolaos, raising hand in benediction and holding the book of the Gospels. Rev. Legend in four lines. With a fine portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 742
Niketas Alopos, Magistros, Vestes, Krites of the Velum and Praetor of the Boukellarii, circa 1040-1080. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 28 mm, 12.31 g, 11 h). +KE BOHΘ'/ NIKHTA MA/ΓICTPΩ BE/CTH KPITH/ TOY BHΛOY in five lines. Rev. S ΠPAI/TΩPI TΩN / BOYKEΛΛΑPI/ΩN TΩ AΛΩ/*ΠΩ* in five lines. Cf. Cheynet 2.97 & DO 58.106.1513, for a seal probably from the same officer. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 743
Michael Kontostephanos, Magistros and Dux of Antioch, circa 1055. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 30 mm, 28.16 g, 12 h). [O AΓIOS] ΓΕΩPΓIOS St Georgios in military dress, standing facing, holding spear and resting his left hand on his shield. Rev. + KE BΘ / TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛ / MIXAHΛ MA / ΓICTP S ΔOYK / ANTIOX TΩ / KONCTE /ΦAN' in seven lines. DO Seals 5 no. 9.4. Most attractive surfaces; fine metal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An important historical seal from the Crusader era
Lot 744
Gabriel, Protonobellisimos and Dux of Melitene, 1050-1103. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 20.98 g, 12 h), c. 1086-1103. O NIKOΛAO / O ΓEΩP / O IΩ O ΠP' Three nimbate male figures standing facing: on the left, St Nicolas, wearing phelorion and omophorion, and holding book of Gospels; at the center, St. Georgee wearing military attire, holding spear and resting his hand on his shield set on the ground; on the right, St. John Prodromos right wearing himation and holding a long cross. Rev. ΓPAΦAC• / CΦPAΓIZω•/ A'ΝΩBEΛΛICI / MOY ΔOYKOC / ΓABPIHΛ ΠOΛE / ωC MEΛωΤ / YMO• in seven lines. Zacos II, 465 (same dies?). A lovely and unusual iconographic seal, with huge historical importance. Some scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare and well preserved military seal
Lot 745
Gregorios, Patrikios and Akolouthos, 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 29 mm, 20.75 g, 11 h). O ΓΕ-ΩPΓIOS St Georgios in military dress, standing facing, holding spear and sword. Rev. + KE BΘ ΓPHΓOP' ΠPIKIΩ S AKOΛOYΘ' in four lines. Cheynet -. Attractive grey patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 746
Theodoros, Patrikios, Circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 16.85 g, 11 h). O ΘЄOΔ-OPOC St. Theodore standing facing, nimbate, holding spear with his left hand and shield with his right. Rev. K(YPI)E B(OH)Θ(EI)/ ΘEOΔΩ/PO [..] Inscription in five lines. Attractive surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 747
Konstantinos, Proedros and Megas Logothetes, Circa 12th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 28.91 g, 12 h). IX-XC / [O NIKΛA]OC / O MIN O / KAΛΛΚΕΛΑ'/ + KE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ KΩN TO ΠPOEΔPΩ St Nicolas on the left and St Menas Kallikelados on the right, standing facing each other in the Deisis position, both inclining towards a medallion of Jesus Christ in the upper middle field. Rev. MP-ΘY above; O ΔHMHTPIOS on the left; O ΠANTEΛEHM on the right; + / K ME /ΓΑΛΩ / ΛΟΓΟ / ΘETHN / TΩN A /ΓEΛΩN St Demetrios on the left and St Pantelemon on the right, standing facing each other in the Deisis position, both inclining towards a medallion of a medallion of the Virgin Mary in the upper middle field. See Gorny & Mosch 208 (2012) 2613, for an example that is possibly from from the same dies. Zacos II 404 var. (reverse inscription, the present seal is slightly later than the Zacos piece). Rare. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 748
BYZANTINE WEIGHT. Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 6-nomismata (Brass, 27 mm, 26.07 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.35 g. Ν°- S with scroll ornament above and below. Rev. Plain. Bendall 140. CPAI 3, 2, 552. Clear, with brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 749
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.74 g, 9 h). BΑΓΔΟΙ[NΟC ΔΟΥ CTAΥ] Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing front, head to left, holding cross in his right hand and placing his left on the hilt of his sword. Rev. Cross fleuronnée with pellet in each end. CCS 9(a). Metcalf 111. Very rare type; earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An uncommon Chios Ducat
Lot 750
CRUSADERS. Chios. Maona Society, circa 1347-1385. Ducat (Gold, 21.5 mm, 3.53 g, 10 h), imitating a Venician ducat of Antonio Venier, uncertain mint in Chios. S M NЄNTI DVX NTO VЄNЄRI S. Marco standing right and Doge kneeling left, holding banner between them. Rev. • SI• T • T NPK•V•TV • IЄG•ISTЄ• DV•DV•T Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by mandorla containing nine stars; pellet between feet. Friedberg 2c. Gamberini 394. Same dies as Stack's 163, 16 November 2011, 22198. Die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
An extremely rare and beautifully toned Gigliato of Chios
Lot 751
CRUSADERS. Chios. Maona Society, circa 1347-1385. Gigliato (Silver, 29 mm, 3.72 g, 3 h), c. 1347-1373. +DUX• IANVEN• QUEM •DVS(sic!)• PTEGAT Doge enthroned holding scepter and globus crusiger. Rev. :+: CONRADVS: REX: REMNORVM (sic!) Cross floreate. Lunardi S11 o. Metcalf 1163 var. (legend). Schlumberger XIV, 7 var (legend). Slocum 77. Tzamalis Φ 179 var (legend). Rare and desirable. with an attractively lustrous old cabinet toning. Reverse slightly doubled and with a tiny edge split, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 752
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Electrum, 21.5 mm, 3.38 g, 7 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO - •S N VENETI / DVX Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATO•T•V - K SIS ISTE DVCAT Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Rough obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 172 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 753
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.44 g, 7 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO• - S M VENET /DVX Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATOTV - K SIS ISTE DVCAT Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Obverse somewhat rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 754
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.45 g, 3 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO - S M VENETI Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter, handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATOTV - K SIS ISTE DVCAT• Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Usual roughness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A rare Ducat of the Order of St. John in Rhodes
Lot 755
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22.5 mm, 3.51 g, 12 h), imitating the Venetian Ducat, mint of Rhodes. •F•FABRICII•D•CA - S•IOANNI / MF The Grand Master of the order kneeling left before St. John, jointly holding banner. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛT•OT - •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DVC Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 386 var. Schlumberger 14 var (legends). A fresh, sharp and clear ducat with a darkish old collection toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1040 CHF
Starting Price: 850 CHF
Lot 756
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Philip of Savoy, 1301-1307. Denier Tournois (Billon, 18.5 mm, 0.82 g, 8 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). +PHS D SAB ACH around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄ CLARЄNCIA Châtel tournois; to left and right, pellet; below, star. CCS 20. Metcalf, Crusades 973-5. Tzamalis Φ 66. Wäckerlin 400. Clear, sharp and toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 757
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Isabelle de Villehardouin, 1297-1301. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.86 g, 6 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). +YSABЄLLA• P• ACH around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄ CLARЄNCIA Châtel tournois. CCS 16. Metcalf, Crusades 962 ff. Tzamalis Φ 65. Wäckerlin 399. A particularly clear and well-preserved example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 758
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Philippe de Taranto, 1307-1313. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.62 g, 3 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). +•PHS• P• ACH• TAR• D• R• around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄ CLARЄNCIA Châtel tournois; below, lis. CCS 25. Metcalf, Crusades 979-982. Tzamalis Φ 68. Wäckerlin 401. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 759
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Ferdinand de Majorca, pretender, 1315-1316. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.84 g, 12 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). +FNANS• F D MAIOR'K around cross pattée. Rev. •+DЄ CLARЄNCIA• Châtel tournois. CCS 31. Metcalf, Crusades 987. Tzamalis Φ 70. Wäckerlin 403. A rare issue of a short-lived ruler and among the better examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 760
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Mahaut de Hainaut, 1316-1321. Denier Tournois (Billon, 20 mm, 0.89 g, 9 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). +MAHAVTA• P ACH around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄ CLARЄNCIA Châtel tournois; to left, C. CCS 36. Metcalf, Crusades 1005-8. Tzamalis Φ 71 var. Wäckerlin 405. Toned; a rare late variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 761
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Jean de Gravina, 1322-1333. Denier Tournois (Billon, 18 mm, 0.76 g, 12 h), Glarenza (modern Kyllini in Elis). •+•IOHS P ACHЄ around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄ CLARЄNCIA Châtel tournois. CCS 39. Metcalf, Crusades 1009 ff. Tzamalis Φ 72. Wäckerlin 407. Toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 762
CRUSADERS. Duchy of Athens. Guy II de la Roche, 1287-1308. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.97 g, 2 h). + :G: DVX: ATH: around cross pattée. Rev. + :THЄBЄ: CIVIS: around châtel tournois. CCS 87. Metcalf, Crusades 1027-9. Tzamalis F 83a. Wäckerlin 425. Well struck with a lovely old cabinet toning. Exceptional for issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 763
CRUSADERS. Duchy of Athens. Guy II de la Roche, 1287-1308. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.90 g, 2 h). + :GVI: DVX: ATЄNЄS: around cross pattée. Rev. + :THЄBANI: CIVIS: Châtel tournois. CCS 96. Metcalf, Crusades 1075-6. Tzamalis Φ 87. Wäckerlin 429. Old cabinet toning; a particularly clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 764
CRUSADERS. Neapolitan Princes of Epirus and Corfu. Philippe de Taranto, 1294-1313. Denier Tournois (Billon, 18 mm, 0.71 g, 12 h), Lepanto (modern Nafpaktos). PHS P TAR DЄSP around cross pattée. Rev. +NЄPANTI CIVIS Châtel tournois. CCS 111b. Metcalf, Crusades 1091 ff. Tzamalis Φ 97. Wäckerlin 432. A clear and toned example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 765
CRUSADERS. Great Wallachia. John II Angelus Comnenus, 1303-1318. (Billon, 18 mm, 0.79 g, 6 h), Denier Tournois, Hypate (or Nea Patra), near modern Lamia. +ANGЄLVS SAB C' around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄL LA PATRA p around châtel tournois. CCS 125c. Metcalf, Crusades 1131-3 var. Tzamalis F 102. An extremely rare variant of a very scarce type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 766
CRUSADERS. Great Wallachia. John II Angelus Comnenus, 1303-1318. Denier Tournois (Billon, 18 mm, 0.70 g, 5 h), Hypate (or Nea Patra), near modern Lamia. +ANGЄLVS SAB•C• around cross pattée. Rev. +DЄL LA PATRA L around châtel tournois. CCS 125a. Metcalf, Crusades 1132. Tzamalis F 102. Very rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 767
ITALY. Venice. Andrea Contarini, 1367-1382. Ducato (Gold, 61 mm, 3.55 g, 6 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. Paolucci 35. Well struck, and sharp luster. Slightly bent flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 768
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirham (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.96 g, 5 h), early style on a small flan, Hisn Kayfa (on the Tigris). IC XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing. Rev. Name, titles and ancestors of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and in margins. Album 1820.1. S&S Type 1. Very rare. With a brown patina. Some roughness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 769
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, first reign, AH 634-644 / AD 1237-1246. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.87 g, 6 h), Qunya (Konya), AH 641 = 1243/4 AD. Legend with the name of the Abbasid Caliph caliph Al-Mustan'sim Lion walking to right; above, radiant sun with human face; above lion to left, star. Rev. “Titles of Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh, mint and date” Inscription in central square and around; three stars in the center. Album 1117. Broome 277j. Scarce variety. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 62 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 770
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, first reign, AH 634-644 / AD 1237-1246. Dirham (Silver, 23 mm, 3.03 g, 1 h), Qunya (Konya), AH 639 = 1241/2 AD. Legend with the name of the Abbasid Caliph caliph Al-Mustansir Lion walking to right; above, radiant sun with human face; to left and below lion, star. Rev. “Titles of Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh, mint and date” Inscription in central square and around. Album 1218. Broome 243G. ICV 1340. Lustrous and fresh. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 771
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, first reign, AH 634-644 / AD 1237-1246. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.99 g, 5 h), Qunya (Konya), AH 640 = 1242/3 AD. Legend with the name of the Abbasid Caliph caliph Al-Mustansir Lion walking to right; above, radiant sun with human face; to left and below lion, star. Rev. “Titles of Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh, mint and date” Inscription in central square and around. Broome 245. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 772
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. 'Izz al-Din Kay Ka'us II bin Kay Khusraw, Sole reign over Rum Seljuk, AH 643-646 / AD 1246-1249. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.82 g, 6 h), Sole reign, Qunya (Konya), 645 AH = 1247/8 AD. Album 1223.2. Broome 312. ICV 1344. Rare and in exceptional condition. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 773
ISLAMIC, al-Andalus (Spain). Nasrids of Granada. Anonymous, AH 879- 896 = 1474-1491 AD. Falus (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.55 g, 6 h), Malaga mint, dated AH 892 = 1486-1487. Vives 2230. Rodrigues Lorente 96. Very rare. Some flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 774
CENTRAL ASIAN, Chach. Nirtanak, Circa 700 AD. Pashiz (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 2.29 g, 5 h). Crowned bust facing, turned slightly to right; crescent above crown; swastika in field to right. Rev. Sogdian legend around Tamgha. Shagalov & Kuznetsov 6.2. Zeno 20530. Scarce, especially so legible. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 775
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen I, 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.73 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 of the Baronial period. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 776
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Double Tram (Silver, 28 mm, 5.13 g, 1 h). Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. Crowned lion advancing left, holding patriarchal cross with its right foreleg. CCA 268-270. Well centered and clear. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 777
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Double Tram (Silver, 26 mm, 5.26 g, 5 h). Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis. Rev. Crowned lion advancing left, holding patriarchal cross with its right foreleg. CCA 268-270. Well centered and clear. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 778
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tank (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.46 g, 6 h). Armenian legend around crowned leonine head facing slightly to right; six pellets in crown. Rev. Armenian legend around patriarchal cross, star on either side. Cf. AC 303. A clear example; fine brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 779
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tank (Bronze, 29 mm, 8.94 g, 11 h), Sis mint. Armenian legend around Hetoum seated facing on throne adorned with lions, holding lis-tipped scepter and globus cruciger; in field to left, star. Rev. Armenian legend around cross pattée with pellet at the ends and with a star in each quarter; inscription ends with a star. AC 353. Clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 780
BULGARIA. Second Empire. Mihail Asen III Šišman, 1323–1330. Trachy (Copper, 19 mm, 1.73 g, 12 h), Veliko Turnovo. IC - XC Cross on base, with slanted cross bar and stars in the two lower quarters. Rev. Šišman monogram; stars flanking base. D&D 8.2.3. Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.11.14. Youroukova & Penchev 68. Dark brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 781
FRANCE, Provincial. Lorraine, Duchy. Charles IV, 1624-1634, 1661-1670. Teston (Silver, 30.5 mm, 9.05 g, 7 h), Nancy, 1632. +CAROLVS D G DVX LOTH MARCH D C B G Bareheaded, draped and armored bust of Charles IV to right, with light beard. Rev. MONETA NOVA NANCEII CVSA / 1632 Crowned coat-of-arms. De Saulcy XXVI, 6. KM 45. Robert 1546. Well struck and clear. Some uncleaned earthen deposits as found, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 782
GERMANY. Magdeburg, Archbishopric. Wichmann von Seeburg, 1152-1192. Brakteat (Silver, 27.5 mm, 0.96 g, 12 h). SCS MAV St. Maurice, nimbate and in armor, standing facing before the city walls, holding sword and shield. Rev. incuse of the obverse. Berger 1520. Bonhoff 653. Toned. Lovely luster and particularly elegant. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 783
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 19 mm, 3.40 g, 9 h), Misr (Cairo) mint, date not on the flan, but year 926 AH = 1520/1 AD. ICV 3158. Pere 180. Some mount marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 784
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mehmed IV, AH 1058-1099 / AD 1648-1687. Timmin (Silver, 20 mm, 2.23 g, 6 h), Countermarked coinage, dated AH 1080 = 1669-1670 AD. "naqd sahin" countermark on a douzième of Louis XIV (1643-1715), minted in Paris in 1643. Duplessy 1461. Gadoury 201 for host coin. Wilski p. 134, Tim 01 for countermark. Very rare and struck on a rare host coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 785
CELTIC. Fractions. Circa 2nd -1st century BC. (72.00 g). A lot containing sixteen (16) silver, potin and bronze coins from Gaul and the Eastern Celts. About fine. Sold as is, no returns (16).
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 786
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC and later. (Silver, 44.78 g). A lot of thirteen (13) Drachms, from various mints. Many toned, fine - good very fine (13). Sold as is, no returns (13).
Hammer Price: 406 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 787
THESSALY. Circa 4th century BC - 3rd Century AD. (Bronze, 86.00 g). An attractive collection of sixteen (16) coins, mainly Thessalian, from the Classical period to the early 3rd century AD. All with nice patinas, with some scarce types included. Very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (16).
Hammer Price: 113 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 788
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GREECE. Circa 5th-4th century BC. (Silver, 22.34 g). A lovely and clear lot of eight (8) fine hemidrachms, representing examples from Thessaly (Ainianes, Oitaioi, The Malians), Locris (Opuntian Locrians), Boeotia (Tanagra), Euboea-(Chalcis) and Sikyon. A fine group, all nicely toned. About very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (8).
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 789
THESSALY & PELOPONNESOS. Circa 5th - 3rd centuries BC. (Silver, 36.87 g). A fine lot of fourteen (14) Silver Coins: including 12 hemidrachms of Sikyon, a hemidrachm of Pharkadon, and a diobol of Kierion. All attractive. Good fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (14).
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 790
THRACE & BITHYNIA. Byzantion and Kalchedon. Circa 4th century BC. (Silver, 36.00 g). A lot of fourteen (14) silver fractions from Byzantion and Kalchedon. All toned. About very fine to very fine. Sold as is, no returns (14).
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 791
GREEK. Circa 5th -3rd century BC. (Silver, 44.00 g). A lot of thirteen (13) silver coins, mostly of the 4th century BC. Including: Byzantium (7), Sinope (4), Kios and Lycia. Fine - very fine. Sold as is, no returns (13).
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 792
PONTOS. Amisos, Dia and Sinope, Circa 1st century BC. (Bronze, 150.00 g). An interesting group of twenty-five (25) bronze coins from northern Asia Minor: Amisos (18), Dia (6), Sinope (1). An attractive group. About very fine or better. Sold as is, no returns (25).
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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