obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 655
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin I, 1098-1100. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.84 g, 11 h). IC -XC Nimbate and draped bust of Christ facing, with two pellets on the cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels. Rev. B-Λ/Δ-N Latin cross on two steps, with globe at the end of each arm and with a crosslet at the center. CCS 1b. Metcalf, p. 33, Class 1 var. Schlumberger pl. I, 5 corr. Wäckerlin 161. Extremely rare, clear, with a dark green patina overlaid by earthen highlights. Partially struck flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 656
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 6.57 g, 12 h). BAΛΔ/OVINO/[KOMH] in three lines. Rev. Cross fleuronnée with pellet in each end. CCS 8. Metcalf 107-8. Schlumberger pl. 1, 3. Wäckerlin 165-6. With attractive reddish earthen highlights. Overstruck as usual and with an edge split at 5h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 657
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.08 g, 11 h). Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, holding sword in his extended right hand and his left on his shield, set on the ground. Rev. Patriarchal cross on base of two steps, large pellet in the upper angles, three pellets and sprig in the lower. CCS 7. Metcalf 113-4. Schlumberger pl. 1, 1. Wäckerlin 164. With attractive earthen highlights; unusually sharp condition for type. Overstruck as usual, on a follis of Richard di Salerno (CCS 5), otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 658
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.02 g, 9 h). Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, holding sword in his extended right hand and with his left on his shield, set on the ground. Rev. Patriarchal cross on base of two steps, large pellet in the upper angles, three pellets and sprig in the lower. CCS 7. Metcalf 113-4. Schlumberger pl. 1, 1. Wäckerlin 164. Rare, with a dark green-black patina and earthen highlights. Overstruck as usual, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 659
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.71 g, 3 h). [BΑΓΔΟΙNΟC ΔΟΥ CTAΥ] Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, 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. Schlumberger pl. 1, 7. Rare, with a dark green-black patina and earthen highlights. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 660
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.30 g, 9 h). B/Α/Γ -Δ/Ο/Ι/N Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, 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 10(a). Metcalf 112. Schlumberger pl. 1, 9. Wäckerlin 170ff. Rare with a dark green-black patina and earthen highlights. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 661
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.57 g, 6 h). B/Δ Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and placing his left on his shield, set on the ground to his right. Rev. B/A/Δ/N around simple cross. CCS 11. Metcalf 113. Schlumberger pl. 1, 11. Slocum 26. Wäckerlin 179-181. With attractive reddish earthen highlights. As usual, overstruck on a follis of the same ruler, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 662
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 2.37 g, 9 h). B/Δ-H/N Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and placing his left on his shield, set on the ground at his right. Rev. B/A/Δ/N around simple cross. CCS 11. Metcalf 113. Schlumberger pl. 1, 11. Slocum 26. Wäckerlin 179-181. Cleaned and with red surfaces. As usual overstruck on a follis of the same ruler, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 663
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. (Bronze, 13 mm, 0.97 g, 7 h). +BA/ΓΔOY/IN XO/MI in four lines. Rev. +[STAYRI-C] NIXACI Latin cross pattée with bifurcated lower arm; pellet at each end of the other arms. CCS 15a. Metcalf, Crusades p 37. Schlumberger -. Slocum 45. Very rare. With attractive earthen deposits/highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 664
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.19 g, 10 h). O ΠΕ/ΤΡΟΣ Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, raising right hand in blessing and holding cross in his left. Rev. +/ KE BOI/ΘH TO ΔOYΛO/ COV T/ANKPI+ in five lines. CCS 3a. Metcalf 52. Schlumberger pl II, 6. Bold and with attractive brown toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 665
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.33 g, 7 h), Second type. +KE BOIΘH TANKRI or similar Bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban and chain mail, holding sword over his shoulder with his right hand. Rev. IC-NC / NI-KA in the quarters of Latin cross. CCS 4a. Metcalf 63-70. Schlumberger pl. 2, 7. Wäckerlin 85-7. Dusty green patina. Slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 666
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h), Second type. +KE BO TO TANKRE or similar Bearded bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban and chain mail, and holding sword. Rev. IC XC NI KA in quarters of cross with pellets on the end of each arm. CCS 4a. Metcalf 63-70. Schlumberger pl. 2, 7. Wäckerlin 85-7. Green glossy surfaces. Overstruck as usual on a follis of the first type (Metcalf 49ff.), otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 667
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.81 g, 4 h), Second type. +KE BO TO TANKRE or similar Bearded bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban and chain mail, and holding a sword in his right hand. Rev. IC-XC / NI-KA in the quarters of a cross with pellets at the end of each arm. CCS 4a Metcalf 63-70. Schlumberger pl. 2, 7. Wäckerlin 85-7. Green patina, with earthen deposits. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 668
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.81 g, 3 h), Third type. S/ P/Ε-[TRVS] St. Peter standing facing, raising his left hand and holding cross-tipped scepter. Rev. Đ-S / F-Ŧ (Latin acronym of Lord save Tancred) in the quarters of cross pattée. CCS 6. Metcalf 71. Schlumberger pl. V, 1. Wäckerlin 95-97. Intresting and scarce, attractive light brown-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 669
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 16 mm, 0.82 g, 3 h). +BOAMVͶDVS Helmeted bust of Bohémond to right, between crescent and star. Rev. +AMTIOCͶIA around cross pattée, with crescent in upper right quarter. CCS 66a. Metcalf, Crusades 366. Wäckerlin 139. The scarcer type with bust right. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 670
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 17 mm, 0.88 g, 9 h). +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted bust of Bohémond to left, between crescent and star. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA around cross pattée, with crescent in upper right quarter. CCS 67. Metcalf, Crusades 380. Wäckerlin 142. With an impressive old cabinet tone. Small area of stiking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 671
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 17 mm, 0.87 g, 12 h). +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted bust of Bohémond to left, between crescent and star. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA around cross pattée, with crescent in upper right quarter. CCS 67. Metcalf, Crusades 380. Wäckerlin 142. Toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 672
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1233. Fractional Denier (Billon, 17 mm, 0.86 g). +BOAMVNDV around large B. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA (retrograde) cross pattée in small circle. CCS 87. Metcalf 480. Schlumberger III/13. Wäckerlin 152. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 673
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Raymond of Poitiers, 1136-1149. Obol (Copper, 16 mm, 0.74 g, 3 h). AN/TIOC/HIE in three lines. Rev. R-A-M field divided by three radii into thirds. Metcalf 462. Schlumberger pl II, 19. Slocum 114. Wäckerlin 125. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 674
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Anonymous, 1120-1140. (Copper, 16 mm, 0.61 g, 4 h). The city walls of Antioch, with a gate and three towers. Rev. AM/TIOC/HIA in three lines. CCS 13c. Metcalf 463 var. Schlumberger pl III, 12. Wäckelrin 117. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 675
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Anonymous, 1120-1140. (Copper, 14.5 mm, 0.50 g, 2 h). The city walls of Antioch, with gate and three towers. Rev. AM/TIOC/HIA in three lines; three annulets above and below. CCS 13b. Metcalf 463. Schlumberger pl III, 12. Wäckelrin 116. Very rare. Pierced to be used as a pendant, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 676
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Anonymous, 1120-1140. Fractional Denier (Copper, 17 mm, 1.05 g, 8 h), Type C1. +PRINCEPS (S , retrograde) Cross pattée, with pellet in each angle. Rev. +ANTIOCHIE Altar with chalice; above, cross. CCS 18. Metcalf 466. Schlumberger pl III, 15. Rare; glossy dark green surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 677
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV and Bohémond V, Circa 1215-1250. Pougeoise (Copper, 16 mm, 0.83 g, 6 h). +BOEMVNDV Fleur-de-lis; pellet in the upper quarters. Rev. +ANTIOC:IIA (sic!) Cross pattée, with pellet in each angle. CCS 92. Metcalf 471-475. Schlumberger pl. III, 1-2. Glossy dark brown patina. Obverse weakly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 678
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. Bohémond IV of Antioch, 1187-1233. (Copper, 14 mm, 0.34 g, 3 h), Type 4, c. 1210. +CIVITAS City gate. Rev. TRIPOLIS St. Andrew's cross. CCS 15. Metcalf 540-541. Wäckerlin 53. Clear but with some deposits. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 679
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. Bohémond VII, 1275-1287. Half Gros (Silver, 20 mm, 2.02 g, 6 h), Tripolis. +SEPTIMVS: BOEMVNDVS: COMES (triple dot stops) around cross pattée within tressure of twelve arcs. Rev. +CIVITAS: TRIPOLIS: SVRIE (triple dot stops) Crenelated castle with three towers; all within tressure of twelve arcs. CCS 27. Metcalf 500. Schlumberger pl. IV, 22. Wäckerlin 74-77. Toned. Holed and with many minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 680
CRUSADERS. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Henry of Champagne, 1192-1197. Pougeoise (Copper, 18 mm, 1.11 g, 12 h). +COMES Cross pattée, with pellets in angles. Rev. PVGES D'ACCON Fleur-de-lis. CCS 33. Metcalf 199. Schlumberger pl. III, 28. Wäckerlin 17. Dark patina with attractive earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 681
CRUSADERS. Imitating Ayyubid coinage of Damascus. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.78 g, 9 h), Christiano-Arab Dirham, struck after the Papal Interdict of 1251, Akka (Acre), 1251. Large cross pattée; around, in Arabic, one God, one faith, one baptism; in the outer margins, struck in Acre in the year one thousand two hundred, one and fifty, from the Incarnation. Rev. Within a square frame, in Arabic, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One Divinity; in the outer margins, His is the glory, forever and ever, amen, amen. 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 in good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 682
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Guillaume II de Villehardouin, 1246-1278. Denier Tournois (Billon, 18.5 mm, 0.80 g, 3 h), Glarenza = modern Kyllini in Elis. +G• PRINCEPS around cross pattée. Rev. •+•CLARENTIA• Châtel tournois. Metcalf, Crusades 922. Tzamalis Φ 59. Wäckerlin 395. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 683
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.49 g, 11 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 between themselves. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛT•O•T- •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DVC Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 387 var (legends). Kasdagli R 18/5 (this obverse die). Schlumberger pl. XI 14 var (legends). Very rare and sharp and clear with fine portraits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 850 CHF
Lot 684
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.50 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 between themselves. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛT•O•TV - •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DVCA Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 387 var (legends). Kasdagli R 18/5 (this obverse die). Schlumberger pl. XI 14 var (legends). Very rare and sharp and clear with fine portraits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 850 CHF
Lot 688
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Period of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Copper, 20.5 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Hims (Emesa), type II, AH 74-80 / 693/4-699/700 AD . Bearded Caliph standing facing, placing his right hand on the hilt of his sword; around, 'J li' abd Allah' abd al-Malik amir al-Mu'minin' (for the servant of God, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful). Rev. Cross transformed to Φ standing on base and three steps; in field to right, "bi-hims" ('in Hims' in Kufic); in field to left, star; around, 'lā ilāha illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh' (There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of God). Album 3539. Goodwin type III (these dies unrecorded). ICV 138. Walker 118. A rare coin with an attractive figure of the Caliph. Flan faults on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 689
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Period of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Copper, 20.5 mm, 2.26 g, 6 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Manbij, type I, AH 74-80 / 693/4-699/700 AD . Bearded Caliph standing facing, placing his right hand on the hilt of his sword; in field to left, 'Amīr al-Mu 'minīn' (Commander of the Faithful); in field to right, 'Khalīfat Allāh' (Caliph of God). Rev. Cross transformed to Φ standing on base and three steps; in field to right, "manbij"; in field to left, wāf (full weight); around, 'lā ilāha illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh' (There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of God). Album 3533.1. Goodwin 373 (O1/R4). Walker 102. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 690
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi, AH 158-169 / AD 775-785. Dinar (Gold, 19 mm, 3.92 g, 2 h), unnamed mint, AH 161 = 777-778 AD. Arabic inscription around Kalima in four lines. Rev. Arabic inscription around Kalima in three lines. Album 214. Bern 1588. Lowick 279. Toned. Some marks and scuffs, and struck on a uneven flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 691
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Dinar (Gold, 21 mm, 3.97 g, 11 h), citing the heir al-Mu'tazz, Misr (Cairo) mint, AH 245 = 859-860 AD. Two lines of arabic inscription around Kalima. Rev. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Album 229.3. Bernardi 158. Some marks and flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 187 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 692
ISLAMIC, Fatimids. al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, AH 386-411 / AD 996-1021. 1/4 Dinar (Gold, 12 mm, 1.00 g, 8 h), al-Mahdiyya (Mahdia in Tunisia), date off flan. Circular inscription enclosing three line inscription within field. Rev. Circular inscription enclosing three line inscription within field. Album 710. ICV 832. Extremely rare denomination for this mint. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 693
ISLAMIC, Ayyubids. Egypt. al-Nasir I Salah al-Din Yusuf (Saladin), AH 564-589 / AD 1169-1193. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.94 g, 4 h), Mayyafariqin, AH 582-589 = 1186/7-1193 AD. Lion reclining to left surrounded by four stars; around, name and title of al-Nasir I Salah al-Din Yusuf. Rev. In the center, name and titles of the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir li-Din Allah, in four lines; around, mint formula and AH date. Album 791.3. Balog, Ayyubids 177. ICV 896. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 694
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 32 mm, 14.91 g, 12 h), uncertain mint, perhaps Mardin. Najm al-Dîn / Malik Diyârbakr (in Arabic) Two confronted diademed and draped male busts, shown in the style of Hellenistic, perhaps Seleukid, rulers; between their heads, pellet. Rev. Abû al-Muzaffar Alpî / bin / Timurtâsh bin Îl-Ghâzî bin / Artuq (in Arabic) On the left, Comnenian emperor standing facing and being crowned by, on the right, the Virgin standing facing (as on the nomismata of Romanus III). Album 1827.3. S&S Type 28. Whelan Type II, 40-41. A beautifully preserved example, struck from fresh dies and with a splendid, dark, blackish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 695
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 30 mm, 10.88 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: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 696
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Qutb al-Din Sukman II, AH 581-597 / AD 1185-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.90 g, 11 h), AH 594 = 1197/1198 AD. Nimbate and draped male bust facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing fringed headdress with pointed crest, holding globe in his left hand and mace in his right; around, date. Rev. In the center name and titles of Qutb al-Din Sukman: al-Malik al'Mas'ud / Qutb al-Din Sukman / bin Muhammad bin Qarain three lines; in the four margins, the name of the Abbasid caliph, Arslan / al-Imam / al-Nasir amir / al-mu'minin. Album 1822.3. Poole 18. Spengler & Sayles 14. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Khudabanda Öljeytü, AH 703-716 / AD 1304-1316. Fals (Copper, 25.5 mm, 3.54 g, 11 h), Sun type. Sun in the form of a face, surrounded by rays and pellets. Rev. Kalima in three lines. Album 2190. Diler 430. An unusually attractive and relatively scarce coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 698
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Abu Sa'id Bahadur, AH 716-736 / AD 1316-1335. Half dirham (Silver, 18 mm, 0.82 g, 1 h), Samsun, 733 AH = AD 1332. Date and Mint around titulature (partly retrograd). Rev. Kalima inside a double square margin; on the sides names of the four Rashidun Caliphs. Album 2215A. Extremely rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 699
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Abu Sa'id Bahadur, AH 716-736 / AD 1316-1335. Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 1.62 g, 9 h), uncertain mint and date. Shahadah and the names of the four Chalifs oval countermark with نهي "cancellation in retrograde arabian". Rev. Name and titles of Abu Sa'id Bahadur; in the margins mint and date. For host coin, Album 2200.1. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 701
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Rukn al-Din Mas'ud I, AH 510-551 / AD 1116-1156. Fals (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.15 g, 10 h). Half-length facing bust of a Byzantine emperor, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. Name and titles of Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw I in four lines. Album 1203. Broome 1B. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 702
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Rukn al-Din Sulayman II, AH 592-600 / AD 1196-1204. Dirham (Silver, 24.5 mm, 2.57 g, 5 h), Konya, AH 597 = 1200-1201 AD. Rukn al-Din Sulayman on horseback riding to right, head facing, holding mace and reins; behind and before, stars; below flora motive; around, kalima. Rev. At the center and around, Arabic inscription giving the name and titles of Rukn al-Din Sulayman, the date and the mint. Album 1204. Broome 44. Cf. Album 33, (2019), 600 for a coin of year 598. Very rare, the issues from Konya are much scarcer than those minted in Kayseri. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 703
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. 'Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh I, AH 616-634 / AD 1220-1237. Dirham (Silver, 23 mm, 2.83 g, 12 h), Kayseri, AH 618 = 1221-1222 AD. Elaborate inscription with floral ornament. Rev. Elaborate inscription. Album 1211. Broome 165 (this variety unrecorded). The mint of Kayseri is rare for Kay Qubadh I. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 704
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, first reign, AH 634-644 / AD 1237-1246. Dirham (Silver, 21 mm, 3.00 g, 10 h), Qunya (Konya), AH 641 = 1243/4 AD. Legend with the name of the Abbasid Caliph caliph Al-Musta'sim Lion walking to right; above, radiant sun with human face; to left and below lion, stars. Rev. Legend with the titles of Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh, the mint and the date within and around central square. Broome 246F. Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 705
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Rukn al-Din Qilich Arslan IV, first sole reign, AH 646-647 / AD 1248-1249. Dirham (Silver, 22.5 mm, 2.80 g, 7 h), Sivas, AH 646 = 1249 AD. Rukn al-Din Qilich Arslan on horseback to right, ready to shoot an arrow; crescent behind, star below, pellet to right; around, name and titles. Rev. Name and titles of the Abbasid caliph in polylobe ; around, mint name and date. Album 1226. MWI 991. Broome 329ii. Rare iconographic dirham; toned and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 707
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mustafa III, AH 1171-1187 / AD 1757-1774. Zeri Mahbub (Gold, 21 mm, 2.63 g, 12 h), Kostantiniye (Constantinople) mint, AH 1171 and regnal year 8 = 1765 AD. Toughra; mint name and date below. Rev. Legend in four lines; the regnal date is on the lower right. KM 335. Pere, 618 var. Sultan, 2258 var. Sharp, well-struck and of exceptional quality. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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