obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 887
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 888
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 889
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Some die flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 890
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG H / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3g. MIB 4. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Reverse very slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 891
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC S / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to left, star. DOC 3f. MIBE 4. SB 3. Some scuffs and scratches, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 892
Anastasius I, 491-518. Semissis (Gold, 18.5 mm, 2.14 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 507-518. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right; to left and right of the head, N graffito. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing XXXX on shield; to right, rho-topped cross; to left, star. DOC 9. MIBE 10. SB 6. Clear and well-centered. Graffiti on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 893
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.22 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. Well-struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 894
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.47 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 globes cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10a. MIB 13. SB 8. Well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 895
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), 519-527. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin I 3/4 facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCH / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC 2 (8th officina unrecorded). MIBE 3. SB 56. An attractive and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 896
Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.08 g, 7 h), Constantinople. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing XXXX on shield; to right, rho-topped cross; to left, star. DOC 3. MIBE 4. SB 57. Bright and attractive example, exceptional for the type. Very slightly wavy flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 897
Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 2.12 g, 7 h), Constantinople. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing XXXX on shield; to right, rho-topped cross; to left, star. DOC 3. MIBE 4. SB 57. Bright and attractive. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Lot 898
Justin I, 518-527. Pentanummium (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.84 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 4th officina. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. Large Christogram flanked by Δ and Є. DOC 21d. MIB 32. SB 75. Glossy dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 899
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 519-527. DN IVSTINVS PP AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin I 3/4 facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCΓ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC 2c. MIBE 3. SB 56. An attractive and clear example. Clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 900
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (S), 527-537. DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I 3/4 facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCCS / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC 3f. MIB 5. SB 137. A lustrous and clear example. With clipped edges, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 901
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 527-537. DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I 3/4 facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCCI / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC 3i. MIB 5. SB 137. An attractive, well-struck piece. Die break and graffito of E on the obverse and with slightly clipped edges, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 902
Justinian I, 527-565. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.15 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian 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 17. MIBE 17. SB 143. Relatively good style for this issue. Considerable striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 903
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 42 mm, 23.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, RY XII = 12 = 538-539. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - XII / CON Large M; above, cross; below, A. DOC 37a. MIBE 95a. SB 163. Brown patina. A pleasing piece, clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 904
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 44 mm, 21.51 g, 7 h), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, RY 13 = 539/40. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / N / O - X/II/I / NIK Large M; above, cross; below, B. DOC 117b. MIB 114. SB 201. Struck on a impressively broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 905
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 36.5 mm, 22.65 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 1st officina, RY 15 = 541-542. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - X / Ч / NIKO Large M; above, cross; below, A. DOC 120a. MIBE 113a. SB 201. Green patina. Minor scrape on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 906
Justinian I, 527-565. Half Follis (Copper, 29 mm, 11.00 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 541-542. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. A/N/N/O XЧ Large K; above, Christogram; below, NI. DOC 141. MIB 116. SB 203. Struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Rare Carthage Solidus
Lot 907
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Carthage, indiction year Ι = 10 = 546/7. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. Rev. VICTORI - A AVCCC I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger; in field to right, star. DOC 277e. MIBE 256. SB 250. Minor marks and edge very slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 908
Justinian I, 527-565. 1/4 Siliqua (Silver, 13 mm, 0.72 g, 6 h), Ravenna, 552 - 565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. Stars flanking staurogram potent on base; all within wreath. DOC 339. MIB 78. Flan crack on 6h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 909
Justinian I, 527-565. Pentanummium (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.45 g, 12 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), 551-556. D N IVSTIN - IANVS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. Large Є with central cross; to right, ✳︎. DOC 297. MIB 161. SB 244. An attractive piece with a dark patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 910
Justin II, 565-578. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.52 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II 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 13. MIB 11a. SB 353. Pleasant. Slightly crinkled, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 911
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. 3/4 Follis or 30 Nummi (Copper, 34 mm, 11.41 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 579-582. d M TIЬ CONS-TANT P P AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed facing bust of Tiberius Constantine. Rev. Large XXX with simple cross above; below, CONΔ. DOC 15e. SB 432. A very unusual denomination; clear and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 912
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 582-583. O N TIBER M-AVRIC PP AV Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing helmet with diadem and pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger with his right hand and decorated shield with his left. DOC 3b. SB 476. Flat areas on the right edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 913
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 583-601. dN mAVRC TIb PP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing diademed and plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCC I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 5j. MIBE 6. SB 478. Flatness on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 914
Tiberius II Constantine, with Anastasia, 578-582. Half Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.98 g, 7 h), Thessaloniki, year 5 = 579. D M TIB CON-TANT PP AV Nimbate Tiberius II Constantine holding globus cruciger and Anastasia holding scepter, seated facing on double throne. Rev. Large K; cross above, A below; A/N/N/O ς (date) across field; below, TES. DOC 23.2,5 (but obverse legend as DOC 24). MIBE 65. SB 439. Struck on a broad and irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 915
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Half Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.92 g, 7 h), Nikomedia, A = 1st officina, Year 6 = 587/8. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mauricius facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. Rev. Large K; cross above, A below; A/N/N/O ςI (date) across field. DOC 113a. SB 514. Struck on a broad and irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 916
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 11.75 g, 12 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), A = 1st officina, struck during regnal year XIIII = 14 = 595-596. D N MAYPI- C N P AVC Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - X / IIII / THEUP’ Large M with plan cross above; below, A. DOC 166a. SB 533. Glossy green-brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 917
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 34 mm, 13.81 g, 6 h), Kyzikos, A = 1st officina, regnal year XX = 20 = 601-2. O N MVRICI TI-BNER PERP AVC Crowned facing bust of Maurice, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. A/N/N/O - X/X / KYZ Large M with star in the form of a christogram above, A below. DOC (134a). SB 519. A well-struck clear example with fine brown patina and a lovely portrait. Obverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 918
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th 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 I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. Sharp and lustrous . Very slightly double-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 919
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.52 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th 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 I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. Sharp and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 920
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 610-613. dN hERACL-IUS PP AC Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3b. MIB 5. SB 731. Slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Mint state early Solidus of Heraclius
Lot 921
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Є = 5th officina, 610-613. dN hERACL-IUS PP AVI Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / N / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 4. MIB 6. SB 732. Apparently a rather scarce variant, only known from a single officinal. Clear, very sharp and attractive. Some flatness on the edges, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 922
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina, 610-613. d N hЄRACLI-ЧS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53b. MIB 73a. SB 786. Clear and well-struck. Some flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 923
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 610-613. d N hRACLIЧS P AVI (sic! ) Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ / CONOB Cross potent. Cf. DOC 53d and SB 786 for the basic type. Other examples with the same erroneous obverse are: Roma e-sale 57, 2019, 1184 and Pecunem 29, 2015, 701. Clear. Slightly crinkled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 924
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.85 g, 11 h), Seleucia Isauriae, 5th officina = E, regnal year 7 =616-617. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVC Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and, on the right, Heraclius Constantine smaller and beardless; above, between them, cross. Rev. [A/N/N/O] - ЧI // SELISЧ large M surmounted by Christogram; below, E. DOC 180. MIB 192. SB 844. For the undertype, see DOC 163 and SB 533. Fine green surfaces. Overstruck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unrecorded officina in DOC
Lot 925
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 632-635. From left to right, Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, Heraclian monogram. DOC 33 (unlisted officina). MIB 39. SB 758. Lustrous and with an unusually sharp obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Unrecorded officina in DOC
Lot 926
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, indiction year I = 10 = 636/7. From left to right, Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB+ Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, I. DOC 37 (but this officina unrecorded). MIB 43. SB 762. Particularly lustrous and sharp. Some flatness on both sides, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 927
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.38 g, 7 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, indiction year IA = 11 = 637/8. From left to right, Heraclonas, wearing a simple cap, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing cross-topped crowns, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left; in field to right, above Heraclonas' head, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, A. DOC 39g. MIBE 45. SB 764. Very sharp and lustrous. Minor areas of flat striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 928
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 12 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Carthage, indiction year B (2) = 643/4. ON CON-STATINP Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTO-RI AA B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 107. MIB 56. SB 1029. Attractive and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 929
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 11 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Carthage, year 6 = 647/8. D N CON - TATINV P Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA VGG S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 107 (unrecorded indiction). MIB 56. SB 1029. Clear and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 930
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, 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 above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent set on base and three steps. DOC 25i. MIB 26. SB 959. Sharp, lustrous and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 931
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 24 mm, 6.74 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 654-659. D N CONSTANTINUS C CONSTAN Crowned facing busts of Constans and Constantine IV; above, cross. Rev. dEUS AdI[UTA ROMA]NIS cross potent on on globe above three steps. DOC 55. SB 996. Yannopoulos Type II. Toned. With a very unusual flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 932
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, year 16 = 656-657. Constans II and Constantine IV standing facing, both crowned and wearing chlamys, each holding globus cruciger on their right hand; above and between their heads, cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - X/ЧI Large M with a plain cross above; below, E; CON in the exergue. DOC 79d var (K instead of a cross on the reverse). SB 1010. A particularly attractive coin with pleasant earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unrecorded officina in DOC
Lot 933
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 659-661. D N CONS-TAN S C CO 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; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORI-A AVႺЧ E+ / CONOB Long cross on globus between facing standing figures of Heraclius on left and Tiberius, smaller, on right, both beardless. Both wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in their right hands. DOC 29 (fifth officina unrecorded). MIB 30. SB 963. A lustrous and particularly well-struck example. Reverse struck slightly off-center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 934
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 674-681. d N CONS-TI-VS P P Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing slightly to right, with short beard, holding spear over his right shoulder. Rev. VICTOA AVSU Z / CONOB Cross potent on three steps flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, both wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. DOC (6f). SB 1153. Scarce officina for this type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 935
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina. d tIbЄRIЧS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Attractive and clear. Some very light scuffs and striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 425 CHF
Lot 936
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 22.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 706. d N IhS ChS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM Draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. d N IЧSTINIANUS MЧLTЧS AN Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1413. Sharp and clear. Considerable traces of overstriking with visible marks on the faces on the obverse and reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 550 CHF
Lot 937
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 5 h), Constantinople, c. 742-745. c L-EO-N PA MUL Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. C N CO-N-STANTINUS Crowned bust of Constantine V facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1d. Füeg 2.C.1². SB 1550. Scuff on the obverse and reverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 938
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 764-773. CONSTANTINOS S LEON NEOS 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 LE-ON P A MUL Φ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d.1. Füeg 6.B.5. SB 1551. Toned. A small flat area on the reverse, and obverse struck from a rusty die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 939
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 22.5 mm, 1.92 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 776-780. ҺSЧS XRIS-TЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ/ S COҺST/AҺTIҺE E/ C ΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS • in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3. SB 1585. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 940
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 26 mm, 2.15 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 776-780. ҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ/ S COҺST/AҺTIҺЄ Є/ C ΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS• in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3.5 (also overstruck on an dirhem). SB 1585. Lightly toned and clear. Pierced to be used as jewellery and clearly overstruck on a Umayyad dirhem, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 941
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 2.08 g, 1 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRIS-TUS NICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. CONS/TANTINO/S S IRINI E/C ΘEЧ bA/SILIS+ in five lines within triple dotted circle. DOC 4. SB 1595. Toned. Struck slightly off-center and with a flat area from incomplete striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Mint state Irene from Syracuse
Lot 942
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 3.84 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 798-802. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left, pellet. Rev. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left and right, C - I. Anastasi 455. DOC -. SB -. Struck from the same dies as the piece that appeared in The New York Sale 37 (2016) 953. Very rare. Sharply struck. Struck on a somewhat short flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 943
Michael I Rhangabe, with Theophylactus, 811-813. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.18 g, 11 h), Constantinople. +mIXA/HL S ΘЄOFV/LACT ЄЄCΘ' /bASILIS RO / mAIOh within a triple border of dots. Rev. IhS ЧS XRIS - tЧS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps within a triple border of dots. DOC 3. SB 1616. Nicely toned. Edge clip on 12h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 944
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.08 g, 12 h), Constantinople. +LEON/ S CONSTAN/TIN E EC ΘEЧ/ bASIS RO/MAION in five lines within three borders of dots. Rev. IhSUS XRI-STUS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps; around, triple border of dots. DOC 4. SB 1628. Nicely toned. Light scratches and bang on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 945
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.07 g, 11 h), Constantinople, c. 821-829. +MIXA/HL S ΘΕΟFI/LE EC ΘΕЧ / bASILIS RO/MAION in five lines within triple border of dots. Rev. hSЧS XRIStЧS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 6. SB 1641. Attractive and sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 946
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 8.59 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 821-829. MIXAHL S Θ ЄOFILOS Two facing busts; on the left, Michael, bearded and wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on the right, Theophilos, beardless and wearing loros and crown with cross; between them, cross and pellet. Rev. Large M; to left, X/X/X; to right, N/N/N; above, cross; below, Θ. DOC 9. SB 1642. Green patina with earthen highlights; attractive type. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 947
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.43 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. ✷ΘEOFI-LOS bASIL E Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIҺ' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, between their heads, cross. DOC 3e. Füeg 3.H.1.y. SB 1653. Attractive, sharp, well-struck and clear. Scrape on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 948
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.16 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. ✷ΘEOFI-LOS bASIL EΘ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTAhTIhs Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, between their heads, cross. DOC 3d. Füeg 3.H.1.y. SB 1653. Attractive, well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 949
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 831-842. ✷ΘEOFI-LOS bASIL E' Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIҺ' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, between their heads, cross. DOC 3e. Füeg 3.H.2.z. SB 1653. Attractive, well-struck and clear. Very slightly bent, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 950
Theophilus, 829-842. Half Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 5.12 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-842. ΘEOFIL' BASIL Crowned half-length figure of Theophilus facing, holding labarum containing a cross and globus cruciger. Rev. +ӨEO/FILE AVG/OVSTE SY/ҺICAS in four lines. DOC 16a var (pellets instead of cross in labarum). SB 1668. Well-struck and with a fine green patina overlaid with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 951
Theophilus, 829-842. Half Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.71 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 16b. SB 1668. Clear and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 952
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 868-870. +IhS XRS REX REGNANTIЧM ✱ Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels with his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET COҺSTAҺT' AЧGG‘ b’ Crowned facing busts of Basil, on the left, with short beard and wearing a loros, and Constantine, on the right, beardless and wearing a chlamys; holding between them in their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 2c. Füeg 3.A.2. SB 1704. A wonderful example, very sharply struck in high relief. Minor scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 510 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 953
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 871-876. +IhS XRS REX REGNANTUM ✱ Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels with his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET COҺSTAҺT' AЧGG‘ b’ Crowned facing busts of Basil, on the left, with short beard and wearing a loros, and Constantine, on the right, beardless and wearing a chlamys; holding between them in their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 2c. Füeg 3.D.2.3. SB 1704. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Virtually as struck!
Lot 954
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, circa 871-876. +IhS XRS REX REGNANTIUM x Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels with his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET COҺSTAҺT' AЧGG‘ b’ Crowned facing busts of Basil, on the left, with short beard and wearing a loros, and Constantine, on the right, beardless and wearing a chlamys; holding between them in their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 2c. Füeg 3.C.2. SB 1704. A wonderful example, very sharply struck in high relief. Minor scuffs, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 955
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.40 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 886-908. IҺSЧS XRI-STЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps; below, globe; around, triple dotted border with eight globular spacers. Rev. +LEωh / Eh X'ω EV/SEbHS bASI/LEVS Rω/mAIωh in five lines; around, triple dotted border with eight globular spacers. DOC 3. SB 1726. Toned. Clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 956
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe, 913-959. Follis (Copper, 25.5 mm, 6.32 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 914-919. +COҺSTAҺT' CЄ ZOH b' Crowned half-length figures of Constantine, wearing loros, and Zoe, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them. Rev. +COҺS/TAҺTIҺO'/ CЄ ZOH bA/SILIS RO/MЄON in five lines. DOC 22. SB 1758. A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 957
Romanus I with Christopher, 924-931. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm✶ Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with two pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. ROmAn' ET XPISTOFO AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Romanos Lecapinos, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Christophorus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe; above cross, pellet. DOC 7. Füeg 7.B.2. SB 1745. Rare. Well-centered and clear. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 958
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, Stephen, and Constantine , 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.73 g, 12 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 R/W-M/A; 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. SB 1755. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 143 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 959
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23.5 mm, 2.32 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +CONST’T’ / ΠORFVROG’ / CE ROMANO / EN X’ωEVSEb. / b’RωMEON within three borders of dots with pellets. Rev. IhSUS XRI - STUS nICA Cross potent, with crosslet at each extremity and with X at the intersection, on base and three steps, with globe below; around, triple border of dots with pellets. DOC 21. SB 1757. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 960
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 3.02 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +CONST’ T’ /ΠORFVROG’/ CE ROMANO/ EN X’ω EVSEb'/ b’ RωMEON in five lines within three borders of dots with pellets. Rev. IhSUS XRI-STUS nICA Cross potent, with crosslet at each extremity and with X at the intersection, on base and three steps, with globe below; around, triple border of dots with pellets. DOC 21. SB 1757. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 961
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Miliaresion (Silver, 21.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSUS XRI-STUS NICA✱ Cross potent, crosslet, on globe and two steps; at the center, medallion of four lobes bearing a bearded facing bust of Nikephorus Phocas flanked by N-C/I-F; all within a triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. + NICHF,/ ЄҺ X'ω AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄЬ'/ ЬASILЄVS/ RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with 8 equally spaced pellets. DOC 6. SB 1781. Rare, well-centered and sharp. Bang on the obverse at 2h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 962
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.74 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhSUS XRI-STUS NICA✱ Cross potent on globe and two steps; medallion of four lobes with bearded bust of Nikephorus Phocas at center, flanked by N-C/I-F; all within triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. + NICHF,/ ЄҺ X'ω AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄЬ'/ ЬASILЄVS/ RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with 8 equally spaced pellets. DOC 6. SB 1781. Rare, well-centered with nice details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 963
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Follis (Copper, 25 mm, 8.59 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +ҺICIFR bASIL ROM Facing bust of Nicephorus II Phocas, bearded, wearing crown surmounted with cross and loros, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and globe topped by trefoil ornament in his left hand. Rev. +ҺICHF' / EҺ ΘEΩ bA/SILEVS Rω/MAIΩҺ in four lines. DOC 7. SB 1783. A clear and relatively scarce example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 964
John I Zimisces (Tsimisces), 969-976. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 3.05 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSЧS XRI-CTЧS NICA✱ Cross potent on globe and two steps; oval medallion with crowned and bearded bust of John Zimisces at center; in the field I/W-A/N; all within triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. +IωAҺH/ ЄҺ Xω AVTO/CRAT' ЄVSЄb'/ bASILЄUS / RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 7a. SB 1792. Toned. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 965
John I Zimisces (Tsimisces), 969-976. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSЧS XRI-CTЧS NICA✱ Cross potent on globe and two steps; oval medallion with crowned and bearded bust of John Zimisces at center; in the field I/W-A/N; all within triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. +IωAҺH/ ЄҺ Xω AVTO/CRAT' ЄVSЄb'/ bASILЄUS / RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 7a. SB 1792. Toned. Very slightly clipped as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 966
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 11.98 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with X quartered with four pellets in each arm, his right hand raised in blessing, and holding book in his left. Rev. + IҺSЧS/ XRISTЧS/ ЬASILЄЧ/ ЬASILЄ in four lines; lozenge above and below. DOC A2.41. SB 1813. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 967
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 11.86 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with a hollow square in each arm, his right hand raised in blessing and holding book in his left. Rev. + IҺSЧS/ XRISTЧS/ ЬASILЄЧ/ ЬASILЄ in four lines; square ornament above and below. DOC A2.47. SB 1813. Fine portrait of Jesus Christ. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 968
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIC REX REGNANTIhM 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. A carefully centered example. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 969
Anonymous Folles, time of Constantine IX, circa 1042-1055. Follis (Bronze, 30.5 mm, 7.75 g, 6 h), Class D, Constantinople. IC XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. -+-/ IS XS/ ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL/ - (crescent) - in five lines; all within dotted circle. DOC D 1-34. SB 1836. A clear example with a particularly attractive obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 970
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 22 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1059-1062. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. +KѠN RAC O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1a. SB 1847. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 971
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.35 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1062-1065. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. +KѠN RAC O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Attractive and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Exceptional for issue
Lot 972
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 30 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Michael standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, between Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Well-centered on a broad flan; unusually clear and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 973
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 26.5 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +KωN MX ANΔ Michael standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, between Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMAN - EVΔOKIA Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Double-struck obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 974
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus IV, circa 1068-1071. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 6.34 g, 5 h), Class G, Constantinople. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. MP ΘY Facing bust of the Theotokos orans. DOC G.1-28. SB 1867. Attractive green patina. Very well preserved for the issue. Slightly irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 975
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 30 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX-AHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum with pellet on shaft in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2d. SB 1868. Struck on a broad flan. Slightly doubled obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 976
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX-AHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum with pellet on shaft in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2d. SB 1868. Struck on a broad flan. Graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 977
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Gold, 30.5 mm, 4.44 g, 12 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 with pellet on shaft in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2e. SB 1868. Struck on a broad flan. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 978
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT B Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus Botaniates, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1. SB 1883. Scarcer histamenon type of Botaniates. Two flan cracks and with graffiti in each side, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 979
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Billon, 16 mm, 3.61 g, 6 h), pre-reform coinage, Thessalonica, c. 1081-1087. MP-ΘY Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, wearing pallium and maphorion; head of the infant Christ at chest. Rev. +AΛEΞIΩ Δ-ΠOT Crowned facing bust of Alexius, wearing jewelled chlamys, holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 8.5. SB 1906. Attractive and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 980
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Tetarteron (Copper, 20.5 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1164-1167 (?). Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, orans . Rev. MANOY ΔEC Crowned facing bust of Manuel I, holding labarum with his right hand and globus cruciger with his left. DOC 17a. SB 1970. In unusually fine condition for this issue. Sharply struck and with an attractive brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 981
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Copper, 20 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h), heavy standard, Thessalonica, circa 1143-1152. Crowned half length bust of Manuel, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. Cruciform monogram of Manuel Comnenus. DOC 20. SB 1977. An unusually heavy example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 982
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Copper, 17 mm, 1.33 g, 5 h), light standard, uncertain Greek mint, circa 1143-1152. Crowned half length bust of Manuel, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. Cruciform monogram of Manuel Comnenus. DOC 22. SB 1979. Pierced and re-struck on the same type, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 983
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Copper, 16 mm, 1.99 g, 5 h), type B, uncertain mint in Greece, 1152 - circa 1160. O ΓE/ΩP-ΓI/OC Nimbate facing bust of St. George, holding spear and shield. Rev. MN-Λ Facing bust of Manuel, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 23. SB 1980. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 984
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31.5 mm, 4.71 g, 5 h), Constantinople, circa 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. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 985
Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Tetarteron (Copper, 23 mm, 3.76 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. MP ΘY Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing, orans, with medallion with the bust of the infant Jesus on her chest. Rev. [AN]-ΔPO Half-length figure of Andronicus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 6. SB 1987. Glossy dark surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
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