obolos 14
15. December 2019
Webauction
Lot 595
Marcian, 450-457. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z). D N MARCIANVS P F AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Marcian facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Z / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 87/1. RIC 510. Graffito in the right field of the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 596
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), 462 or 466. D N LEO PE-RPET 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 H / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Sharp, with original mint luster. Overstruck or with a flan fault on the obverse, and with a tiny graffito on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 597
Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.49 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 4th officina (Δ), 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 Δ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Sharply struck and attractive. Graffito of a cross on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 598
Leo I, 457-474. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 462 or 466. D N LEO PE-RPET AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory facing, her head to left, holding globus cruciger with her left hand and wreath with her right; to right, star. Depeyrot 93/3. RIC 611. Slighly rough obverse and a minor scratch on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 599
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina. D N ZENO PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross with her right hand; in field to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. RIC 911. Sharp and attractive. Very slightly wavy flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 600
Zeno, second reign, 476-491. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 477-491. D N ZENO PERP AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Zeno facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and with shield, ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross in her right hand; to right, star. Depeyrot 108/1. LRC 631. RIC 910. Well struck and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 601
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to 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 10a. MIB 13. SB 8. Sharp and very attractive. Minor bang on the edge, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 602
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.50 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to 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 10a. MIB 13. SB 8. Sharp and very attractive. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 603
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 522-527. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin I three quarter facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVG G G Θ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in right field, star. DOC 2h. MIBE 3. SB 56. Slightly raged flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 604
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 22.5 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 545-565. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG I/ CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by a christogram in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 9j. MIB 7. SB 140. Struck on a broad flan. A couple of edge bangs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 605
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 34 mm, 16.89 g, 7 h), Nicomedia, 2nd officina (B), regnal year 17 = 543-544. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - X / V /II/ NIKO Large M; above, cross; below, B. DOC 122b. SB 201. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 606
Anonymous, time of Justinian I, circa 530. Third Siliqua (Silver, 17.5 mm, 0.82 g, 7 h), Constantinople. Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantinopolis to right. Rev. Large TX monogram. Bendall, Anonymous, 12. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 607
Justin II, 565-578. Follis (Copper, 31 mm, 12.44 g, 6 h), struck during the last year of their rule, Nicomedia, 1st officina (A), Year 13 = 577/8. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate. Rev. Large M between A/N/N/O and XIII; above, cross; below, A; in exergue, NIKO. DOC (103a). SB 369 . A clear example with a fine dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 608
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Half Follis (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.25 g, 7 h), Theoupolis (Antiochia). d m TIV CO-TAN P P AV Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and scepter topped by eagle supporting cross in his left. Rev. Large X•X flanked by A/N/N/O and [regnal year] across fields; in exergue R, above, cross. DOC 185-193. MIB 97. SB 534. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 609
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Decanummium (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.90 g, 5 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), regnal year III = 584/5. d N TIES SITI Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left. Rev. Large X (denomination) flanked by A/N/N/• and III; above, cross, below, R. DOC 196. MIBE 100b. SB 536. Brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 610
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Decanummium (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 2.90 g, 6 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), regnal year XVI (16) = 597/8. d N TIES SITI Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left. Rev. THEUP Large I (denomination) flanked by A/N/N/• and X/VI; above, cross. DOC 209. MIBE 102. SB 537. Brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 611
Phocas, 602-610. Semissis (Gold, 20 mm, 2.23 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 607-610. D N FOCAS PER AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ / CONOB Victory advancing to right, turning her head to left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 16. MIB 25. SB 631. Struck slightly off-center on a relatively broad flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 612
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.58 g, 6 h), Constantiople, 8th officina, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10g. MIBE 9. SB 620. An unusually heavy example. Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 613
Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Copper, 28 mm, 10.05 g, 6 h), contemporary mule struck after 609, Theoupolis (Antioch), year 2 = 603-4. D N FOCA NE PE AV Crowned bust of Phocas facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and globus cruciger. Rev. A/N/N/O II / THEUP Huge M (value); above, cross. DOC - (cf 90). MIBE PL 36, XI (same dies). SB -. Attractive, nice details. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 614
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.54 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13f (but no pellet on the right field). MIB 11. SB 738. Some marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 615
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13f. MIB 11. SB 738. Doublestruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 616
Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Copper, 26 mm, 10.74 g, 12 h), Theoupolis, year 2 = 603-4. D N FOCA NE PE AV To left, Phocas, crowned holding globus cruciger; to right Leontia, nimbate and crowned, holding cross-tipped scepter, in field above cross. Rev. A/N/N/O II / THEUP´ Huge M (value); above, cross. DOC 84. MIBE 83a. SB 671. Attractive, nice details. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 617
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 12.5 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Carthage, 637/638. D N ERACL - I CONSTPP IA Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTRIA AVGЧCΘ / CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps; in field to right, star. DOC (227b). MIB 90 (same dies). SB 867. A very attractive piece, well centered, and unusual with the star in the right reverse field. Small scuff on the reverse edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 526 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 618
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.03 g, 6 h), imitation of an official issue of Constantinople, 641-668. d E CONITA-TINS P P- Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ ς Cross potent set upon globus. For prototype cf. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. Very closely paralleled to Roma e14 (2014) 720. Very rare and interesting. Flat area in both sides from unsufficient stiking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 167 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 619
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 654-659. d N CONStANtINUS C CONStANS Crowned and draped facing busts of Constans, with a long beard and Constantine, beardless and much smaller; between them and above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent set on base and three steps. DOC 25i. MIB 26. SB 959. Well struck and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 620
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 22 mm, 4.95 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 654-659. D N CONSTANTNIUS C CONSTAN (sic!) Crowned facing busts of Constans and Constantine IV; above, cross. Rev. dEUS AdIUTA ROMANIS cross potent on on globe above three steps; to right, B. DOC 55. MIB 150. SB 996. Yannopoulos Type II. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 621
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina (B), 661-663. d N CONS-TNAI Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30b. MIB 31. SB 964. Extremely lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 622
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina (B), 661-663. d N CONS-TNAI Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30b. MIB 31. SB 964. Extremely lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 623
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 669-674. D N CONS-TNЧS P P Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIA AYSЧS / CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 17. MIB 16C. SB 1162. Extremely sharp and lustrous. Small flat area on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 624
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Tremissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.39 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 669-674. D N CONSTAN-TINY P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIA AYSЧS / CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 17. MIB 16C. SB 1162. Well struck and clear; fine surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 625
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Tremissis (Gold, 18.5 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 669-674. D N CONSTAN-TINY P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIA AYSЧS / CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 17. MIB 16C. SB 1162. Well struck and clear; fine surfaces. Some flat areas near to the obverse edges, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 626
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Pentanummium (Copper, 21 mm, 2.86 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 668-673. Crowned and cuirassed facing bust of Constantine Pogonatus, holding spear over his shoulder. Rev. Large Є. DOC 40. MIB 95. SB 1184. Chocolate brown surfaces. Stripped patina and overstruck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 627
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Half Follis (Copper, 33.5 mm, 10.85 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina (A), 673. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. Large K between A/N/N/O and CO; [cross above], A below. DOC 35. MIB III 83. SB 1179. Very rare. A particularly nice piece with a most attractive chocolate brown patina, struck on a uneven and particularly broad flan. Doublestruck and possibly overstruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 628
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.37 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM Draped bust of Jesus Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D N IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ CRISTI Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 14. MIB 16. SB 1256. Some flatness , otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 629
Leontius, 695-698. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z). D LEO-N PE AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, holding akakia in his upraised right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ Z /CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1g.2. MIB 1. SB 1330. A brilliant, very lustrous and sharp example with a wonderful portrait. Struck on a tight flan with some flatness, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 630
Theophilus, 829-842. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.75 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-842. ΘEOFIL BASIL Crowned half-length figure of Theophilus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. +ӨEO/FILE AVG/OVSTE SY/ҺICAS in four lines. DOC 15c. SB 1667. Clear and complete, with fine earthen highlights over green-brown patina. Die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 631
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 4.34 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 868-870. +BASILO S CONSTAN BASL' Crowned figures of Basil and Constantine enthroned facing, both wearing loros, holding labarum between them with their right hands. Rev. + ЬASILO' /S COҺSTAҺ/TINOS EҺ ӨO/ ЬASILЄIS R/OMAIOҺ in five lines. DOC 9b. SB 1710. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 632
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +LEON BA-S-ILEVS ROM✱ Leo enthroned facing, holding labarum and akakia. Rev. + LEON/ EN ΘEO bA/SILEYS R/OMEOh in four lines. DOC 5. SB 1728. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 633
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe, 913-959. Follis (Copper, 27 mm, 7.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 914-919. +COҺSTAҺT' 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. A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 634
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, Stephen, and Constantine , 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 25 mm, 2.94 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 931-944. IhSЧS XRI-CTЧS 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 seven lines, within triple border adorned with 8 equally spaced pellets. DOC 20. Sear 1755. Rare, nicely centered and toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 635
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, 913-959. Follis (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 6.05 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 931-944. +RΩΜAҺ' ЬASILEVS RΩΜ' Crowned and draped facing bust of Romanus, holding labarum-scepter and globus cruciger. Rev. +RΩΜA/Һ' ЄҺ ӨЄΩ ЬA/SILЄVS RΩ/ΜAIΩҺ in four lines. DOC 25a. SB 1760. Unusually clear and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 636
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 947-950. +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. Füeg 15.B.4. SB 1751. Unusual ending to the obverse legend. Struck on an slightly irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 637
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28.5 mm, 4.39 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. Straightened flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 638
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.39 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. Minor marks and scuffs; straightened flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 639
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 28.5 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 1059-1062. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KωN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1a. Füeg II 1.A. SB 1847. A well struck example with clear portraits. Struck on an oval flan and with a bang on 6h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 640
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.39 g, 5 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 marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 641
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.38 g, 5 h), post-reform coinage, 1092-1118. MΡ ΘV Virgin Mary, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne, holding nimbate head of young Christ to breast. Rev. A/ΛE/ΞIω / ΔEC/ΠO/Τ - TΩ / KO/MN/H Alexius, crowned and wearing chlamys, standing facing, holding jewelled sceptre and cross on globe. DOC 22. SB 1915. Very rare, with only three examples offered in the last twenty years; well struck and clear with particularly fine portraits. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 642
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 28.5 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Well struck and with a lovely portrait of Bataniates. Two flan cracks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 643
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30 mm, 3.78 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; a particularly fine example. BROKEN AND RE-ATTACHED, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 644
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.70 g, 6 h), heavy standard, Thessalonica, circa 1143-1152. Crowned half length bust of Michael, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. Cruciform monogram of Manuel Comnenus. DOC 20. SB 1977. A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 645
Manuel III, emperor of Trebizond, 1390-1417. Asper (Silver, 16 mm, 1.19 g, 6 h). O-A EΓ/N-O St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; below, lis. Rev. M-A-O/HΛ Manuel on horseback right; below, star; to right, K. Retowski 5. SB 2637. Bright and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 646
Alexius IV, emperor of Trebizond, 1417-1446. Asper (Silver, 15.5 mm, 0.92 g, 6 h). O-A YΓ St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; upper right, monogram; below horse, B. Rev. AΛΕ Alexius on horseback right; upper right, monogram; below horse, B. Retowski 2. SB 2641. Well-struck, toned and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 647
Alexius IV, emperor of Trebizond, 1417-1446. Asper (Silver, 15 mm, 0.89 g, 5 h). O-A EY St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; upper right, monogram; below horse, lis. Rev. AΛΕ Alexius on horseback right; upper right, monogram; below horse, lis. Retowski 16. SB 2641. Sharp, toned and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 648
Alexius IV, emperor of Trebizond, 1417-1446. Asper (Silver, 14.5 mm, 0.95 g, 5 h). O-A EY St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; upper right, monogram; below horse, lis. Rev. AΛΕ Alexius on horseback right; upper right, monogram; below horse, lis. Retowski 30. SB 2641. Well struck, clear and sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 649
Commercial Weights. Circa 4th-5th century. Weight of 12 Grammata or 1/2 Ounkia (Bronze, inlaid with silver, 19x18 mm, 12.53 g). Cross above larfe I-B; the shaft of the cross is merged with the B. Rev. Blank. Geneva 302 var. Kiraç 135-138 var. (dated to the 6th-7th century). With the silver inlay intact, and very unusual with the cross merged with the value. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 650
Commercial Weights. Circa 5th-7th century. Half Ounkia (Bronze, inlaid with silver, 19x18x4 mm, 13.10 g). Cross flanked by I-B; rosette in each upper corner. Rev. Blank. MAH 270. Missing only the inlays of the rosettes and small part of the cross, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 651
Georgios, circa 6th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 21 mm, 13.79 g, 12 h). Nimbate Prophet Daniel standing facing, praying to God, flanked by two lions; cross to left and right. Rev. Cruciform monogram bearing the name Georgios. Zacos -. Cheynet, Instanbul -. BZS.1947.2.1711. A rare iconographic seal showing the Prophet Daniel. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 652
Herakleios, Patricios, 698-705. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 32.5 mm, 18.59 g, 12 h). + ΘEOT/OKE BO/HΘEI + in five lines. Rev. +HPAKΛ/EIΩ ΠAT/PIKIΩ+ in five lines. Zacos & Veglery I 849a. Possibly the same Herakleios as Zacos I 1490A. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 653
Basil Apocapes. Nobelissimos and Dux of Edessa, 1077-1084. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 11.22 g, 11 h). [O /B]A/C - I/ΛE/I St. Basil of Caesarea, nimbate, facing, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. [..B]ACIΛΕΙ[Ω]/NΩBEΛΛI/CIMΩ S ΔOY/KI EΔECIS/ TΩ AΠOK/OΠ[O] in six lines. Zacos -. Cheynet Instanbul - (cf. 8.25). Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 654
Basileios Hypatos, 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 24.90 g, 12 h), Overstruck on a seal of a certain Nikolaos. O B/A-C/H/Λ Facing, nimbate and draped bust of St. Basil, holding Book of Gospels. Rev. + AΓIE BOHΘHTO CO ΔOYΛO BACHΛHO YΠATO [...] In six lines, with the lower part of the inscription missing due to the overstrike. Zacos I -. Zacos II -. Cheynet -. A fine seal with attractive surfaces and showing interesting undertype. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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 685
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen I, 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 22 mm, 1.79 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. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 686
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen I, 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 1.84 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. Cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 687
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 24 mm, 2.92 g, 7 h), Bilingual issue with the Seljuq ruler Kaykhusraw II, Sis mint, AH 641 = 1243/4 AD. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross; to right, crescent. Rev. Legend citing titles and name of Kaykhusraw II in three lines; mint formula and partial AH date around. AC 326. Broome 1107. Traces of overstriking on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 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.
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