obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 1044
GEPIDS. Uncertain king. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.99 g, 5 h), struck in the name of Anastasius I. 491-504, Sirmium. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Crude diademed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. A INVIC + AROMAP Monogram of Theodoric. Demo 72-73. MIB I 46 var (reverse legend). Fine condition for type. Minor scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1045
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.68 g, 12 h). O/ ΠΕ/T-Ρ/Ο/C Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, raising right hand in blessing and holding cross in his left. Rev. +/ KE BOI/ΘH TO ΔY/ΛO COV T/ANKPI in five lines. CCS 3a. Metcalf 50. Schlumberger pl II, 6. Wäckerlin 79-84. A very clear and well-struck piece with a fine green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1046
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 4.09 g, 5 h). IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with a single pellet in each arm, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. TA-NK/P-H in quarters of cross with pellets on the end of each arm. CCS 5. Metcalf 81. Schlumberger pl. 2, 8. Wäckerlin 98-100. Unusually clear and well-struck for type. Green surfaces overlaid with thick earthen deposits. Striking crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1047
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163- 1201. Denier (Silver, 18 mm, 0.97 g, 2 h). +BOANVNDVS (double cross-bars on dotted Ns; four pellet A) Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between crescent to left and star to right. Rev. +ANTI(trefoil)OCHIA (double cross-bars on dotted N and H; four pellet A) around cross pattée, with crescent in first angle. CCS 69 var. and Metcalf, Ash. 277-0 var (both with a crescent in the second angle) . Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1048
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 18.5 mm, 0.95 g, 9 h). +BOAHVHDVS (A decorated with four pellets) Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between crescent to left and star to right. Rev. +AHTIOCHIA (A decorated with four pellets) Cross pattée, with crescent in second quarter. CCS 68. Metcalf, Crusades 395-8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1049
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 18 mm, 0.94 g, 10 h). +BO°A°ИVИDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between a crescent on the left and a star on the right. Rev. +AИTI(trefoil)OCИIA Cross pattée; crescent in second angle. CCS 67b. Metcalf 381. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1050
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 18 mm, 1.02 g, 12 h). +B(•)ANVNDVS (A decorated with four pellets and the N with triple crossbars) Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between crescent to left and star to right. Rev. +ANTI(•)CHIA (A's decorated with four pellets, C with double crossbar and one pellet and N's with double crossbars) Cross pattée, with crescent in second angle. CCS 68a var. Metcalf, Crusades 395-8 var. Bright and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1051
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 19 mm, 0.91 g, 1 h). +BOANVNDVS (double crossbars on dotted N's and four pellet A) Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between crescent and star. Rev. +ANTI(trefoil)OCHIA (double crossbars on dotted N and H, four pellet A) Cross pattée, with crescent in second angle. CCS 69. Metcalf, Ash. 277-0. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1052
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 18 mm, 0.98 g, 9 h). +BO°A°NVNDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III to left, between crescent and star. Rev. +°A°NTIOCNI°A° around cross pattée, with crescent in second angle. CCS 67d. Metcalf, Crusades 379-80. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1053
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III or Bohémond IV, 1163-1233. Denier (Silver, 1817.5 mm, 0.83 g, 10 h), struck between 1188 and 1216 (?). +B(•)°A°IIVIIDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond III or IV to left, flanked by star and crescent. Rev. +°A°IITI(•)CNI°A° Cross pattée, with crescent in second quarter. Metcalf, Class K2, 439-441. Rare. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1054
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1233. Denier (Silver, 19 mm, 0.87 g, 9 h). +B(•)AIIVIIDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond IV to left, flanked by crescent and star. Rev. +AN•TI(•)CII•IA, around cross pattée with crescent in second quarter. Cf. Metcalf, Crusades, Class J or K1, 438, CCS 78 var ( variant legends). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1055
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1233. Denier (Silver, 18.5 mm, 0.82 g, 3 h). +B(•)AIIVIIDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond IV to left, flanked by crescent and star. Rev. +AIITI()CII°I°IA Cross pattée. CCS - (type 78). Metcalf - (class J). A rare variety without the crescent on the reverse. Obverse slightly double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1056
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1216. Denier (Silver, 19 mm, 1.00 g, 8 h). +BOAMVIIDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond IV to left; to right, star. Rev. +AITIOCI\I\IA Cross pattée, with crescent in second quarter. CCS 78 var (crescent on obverse; reverse legend variant). Metcalf, Crusades 421-426. A rare variety without the crescent on the obverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1057
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201-1216. Denier (Silver, 18 mm, 0.91 g, 1 h). +BOAIIVIIDVS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond IV to left, flanked by crescent and star. Rev. +AITIOCNIA Cross pattée, with crescent in second quarter. CCS 78; Metcalf, Crusades 421-426. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1058
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond IV, 1201- 1216. Denier (Silver, 19 mm, 1.00 g, 6 h). +B()NIVI)VS Helmeted and mailed bust of Bohémond IV to left, flanked by crescent and star. Rev. +ANTIOCI\I\IA Cross pattée, with crescent in second quarter. CCS 76 var.; Metcalf Class H. Doubled obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1059
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. Bohémond VII, 1275-1287. Gros (Silver, 25 mm, 3.99 g, 12 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 26. Metcalf 497. Schlumberger pl. IV, 21. Wäckerlin 68-73. Well-struck and with clear surfaces. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 285 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1060
CRUSADERS. Chios. Maona Society, circa 1347-1385. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.34 g, 12 h). Three-towered castle façade; five rosettes around; below castle round countermark containing a pellet-in-annulet with rays within larger annulet. Rev. Cross pattée; rosettes in quarters. Lunardi S15. Schlumberger pl. XV, 22. Tzamalis Φ 219. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1061
CRUSADERS. Chios. Maona Society, circa 1347-1385. (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 1.82 g). Three-towered castle façade; five rosettes around; to left, round countermark containing a pellet-in-annulet with rays within larger annulet. Rev. Cross pattée; rosettes in quarters. Lunardi S15. Schlumberger pl. XV, 22. Tzamalis Φ 219. With dark green surfaces overlaid by earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1062
CRUSADERS. Chios. Justiniani family, 1400-1461. Quarter Gigliato (Silver, 15.5 mm, 0.56 g, 4 h). +CVNRADVS REX around cross pattée. Rev. + CIVITAS SIY Front view of the castle of Chios. Lambros 79ff. Lunardi S14. Tzamalis Φ 183. Very rare. Struck on a very tight flan, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1063
CRUSADERS. Lordship of Mytilene (Lesbos). Francesco II Gattilusio with Manuel Palaiologos, 1396-1400. Denier (Copper, 16.5 mm, 1.09 g, 11 h). +FRANCISCVS ✿ GATILVX: Gattilusi arms within an octofoil. Rev. +DOMINUS ✿ METELINI Palaeologos arms within and octofoil. Metcalf 1165. Schlumberger pl. XVI, 1. Tzamalis Φ 235. Wäckerlin 305. Rare and unusually well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1064
CRUSADERS. Lordship of Mytilene (Lesbos). Jacopo Gattilusio, 1404-1428. Grosseto (Silver, 12 mm, 0.73 g, 11 h), Mytilene mint. + AGNVS AIVVA✶ ROS✶A Agnus Dei. Rev. + DOMINVS✶ METELINV The coat of arms of the Palaeologos family within dotted circle. Metcalf -. Schlumberger pl. XVI, 15 (possibly this obverse die). Tzamalis Φ 229. Wäckerlin -. Rare. Short flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1065
CRUSADERS. Lordship of Mytilene (Lesbos). Dorino Gattilusio, 1428-1449. Denier (Copper, 18.5 mm, 1.16 g, 1 h), Mytilene mint. D M Double headed byzantine eagle displaying the coat of arms of the Gattilusi family. Rev. +DORINVS ✱ DOMINVS✱ The coat of arms of the Palaeologos family within dotted circle. Lunardi G13. Metcalf 1168. Schlumberger pl. XVI, 34. Tzamalis Φ 240. Wäckerlin -. Rare. Flan fault or pierced, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1067
ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Pseudo-Byzantine types. AH 15/16-23/4 = AD 637-643. Fals (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 7.05 g, 7 h), imitating a 'Cyprus follis', uncertain mint in Syria (or Cyprus). Three crowned byzantine style imperial figures, standing facing, each holding globus cruciger. Rev. A/N/N/O - X/Ч/II / KYΠP Large M with plain cross above; below, Γ. Album 3561. Pottier & Schulze Class 1, 1a. Same obverse die as Album 19, (2014), 289. Scarce early variety; struck in a very broad flan with attractive brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1068
ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Pseudo-Byzantine types. Time of Uthman ibn Affan, AH 24-35 / AD 644-656. Fals (Bronze, 22 mm, 2.57 g, 7 h), uncertain Syrian mint, imitating Constans II follis of year 3. IMPER B COΛSS Crowned, bearded and draped facing bust with the features of Constans II, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. Large M between A/N/A and II/I; below, NEOU. Album 3507. MIB X18 (same dies). Pottier, Schulze & Schulze, Class III.1a. Rare; green glossy surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare variety
Lot 1069
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Period of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Copper, 16.5 mm, 1.31 g, 11 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, unnamed mint, but style of Qinnasrin, 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, "wāfin"; in field to left, "allāh"; around, 'lā ilāha illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh' (There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of God). Album 3544. Goodwin 411 (same reverse die). Album 35 (2020), 227. Very rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1070
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Period of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Copper, 23 mm, 3.47 g, 12 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Ma'arrat Misrīn, 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, "ma'arrat"; in field to left,"nisrīn"; around, 'lā ilāha illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh' (There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of God). Album 3534.1. Goodwin 392 (O3/R6). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1071
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 105-125 / AD 724-743. Dinar (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.21 g, 7 h), AH 118 = 736 AD, unnamed mint, possibly Damascus. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Rev. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Album 136. ICV 212. Walker 238. Toned. Multiple cross graffiti in both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1072
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Ma'mun, AH 199-218 / AD 813-833. Dinar (Gold, 20 mm, 4.12 g, 12 h), Misr (Kairo in Egypt), AH 214 = 829-830 AD. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Rev. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Album 222.A.2. Relatively scarce date. Some deposits, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1073
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Dinar (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.01 g, 4 h), citing the heir al-Mu'tazz, Misr (Cairo) mint, AH 244 = 858-859 AD. Two lines of arabic inscription around Kalima. Rev. Arabic inscription around Kalima. Album 229.3. Bernardi 158. Some marks and scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare early Artuqid fals
Lot 1074
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Fals (Bronze, 27 mm, 5.48 g, 6 h), Hisn Kayfa (on the Tigris). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; to left, medallion containing two dragons with entwined necks. Rev. Name, titles and ancestors of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and in margins. Album 1820.2c. ICV 1174. S&S Type 2.4a. Very rare; struck on a broad flan. Overstruck on a S&S 2.3 fals, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1075
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 33 mm, 14.70 g, 7 h), uncertain mint, perhaps Mardin. Najm al-Dîn / Malik Diyârbakr (in Arabic) Two confronted diademed and draped male busts, shown in the style of Hellenistic, perhaps Seleukid, rulers; between their heads, pellet. Rev. Abû al-Muzaffar Alpî / bin / Timurtâsh bin Îl-Ghâzî bin / Artuq (in Arabic) On the left, Comnenian emperor standing facing and being crowned by, on the right, the Virgin standing facing (as on the nomismata of Romanus III). Album 1827.3. S&S Type 28. Whelan Type II, 40-41. A beautifully preserved example, struck from fresh dies and with a splendid, dark, blackish-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1076
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 36 mm, 14.05 g, 7 h), uncertain mint, perhaps Mardin. Najm al-Dîn / Malik Diyârbakr (in Arabic) Two confronted diademed and draped male busts, shown in the style of Hellenistic, perhaps Seleukid, rulers; between their heads, pellet. Rev. Abû al-Muzaffar Alpî / bin / Timurtâsh bin Îl-Ghâzî bin / Artuq (in Arabic) On the left, Comnenian emperor standing facing and being crowned by, on the right, the Virgin standing facing (as on the nomismata of Romanus III). Album 1827.3. S&S Type 28. Whelan Type II, 40-41. Struck on a very broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1077
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 12.04 g, 6 h), unlisted mint, possibly Mardin. Diademed Seleukid-style bust to right; laqab of Alpi across neck. Rev. Name and ancestors of Alpi: 'Îl-Ghazi/ Malik al-umarâ / Abû al-Muzaffar / Alpî bin (in Arabic) in four lines; to right and left, Timurtash bin / bin Artuq' (in Arabic). Album 1827. S&S Type 27. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1078
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirham (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.97 g, 5 h), stating the name of the Caliph al-Mustanjib, AH 570 = 1174 AD. 'sab'in wa khamasami'a' (the date in Kufic) Bareheaded and draped half-length figure facing; in field to right, winged figure to left. Rev. In the centre, name and titles of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines; in the outer margins name and title of the Abbasid caliph al-Mustanjib who died five years before. Album 1820.8. S&S Type 8. Whelan Type IV, 123 and 125. Green patina overlaid with earthen highlights. Flan fault on 11h. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1079
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirhem (Bronze, 33 mm, 14.94 g, 5 h), stating the Ayyubid ruler al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I (Saladin) as overlord, unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 581 = 1185-6 AD. Husâm al-dîn yû-luq bin Îl-Ghâzi (in Arabic). Draped male bust facing slightly to left. Rev. Ayyûb/ al-Malik al-Nâsir/ Salâh al-Dunyâ/ wa al-Dîn Yûsuf/ bin (in Arabic) in five lined within double hexagram; around, date. Album 1829.1. S&S Type 33.1. Brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1080
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirhem (Bronze, 32 mm, 15.59 g, 6 h), stating the Ayyubid ruler al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I (Saladin) as overlord, unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 584 = 1188 AD. Husâm al-dîn yûluq Arslân (in Arabic) Draped male bust facing slightly to left. Rev. Ayyûb/ al-Malik al-Nâsir/ Salâh al-Dunyâ/ wa al-Dîn Yûsuf/ bin (in Arabic) in five lined within double hexagram; around, date. Album 1829.1. S&S Type 33.5. Fine brown surfaces. Flat area on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1081
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 30.5 mm, 12.26 g, 10 h), giving the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir as overlord, unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 589 = 1193 AD. Three standing figures around central female figure seated left in attitude of mourning. Rev. Name and titles of Abbasid caliph al-Nasir in three lines; in the outer margin, name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan and date. Album 1829.3. S&S Type 35.1. Unusually clear and attractive obverse; exceptional for issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1082
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 32 mm, 14.50 g, 11 h), giving the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir as overlord, unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 596 = 1199-1200 AD. Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, in military outfit and cross legged, seated facing, holding severed head and raised sword; floral spray to left; ornamental scrollwork in exergue. Rev. In the center, name and titles of Abbasid caliph al-Nasir in three lines; around, name and titles of Ayyubid overlord Az-Zahir Ghazi; in the outer margin name of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan and AH date. Album 1829.4. S&S Type 36.3. ICV 1209. Clear surfaces. Flat area on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1083
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Nasir al-Din Mahmud, AH 597-619 / AD 1200-1222. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.94 g, 9 h), Hisn Kayfa, AH 610 = AD 1213/1214. Double-headed eagle displayed on ornamental base; Artuqid tamgha on breast. Rev. 'al-Malik al-Salih / Mahmud bin Artuq / al-Malik al-'Adil / Abu Bakr' in Kufic in four lines; around, name of the Abbasid caliph 'al-Nasir Amir / al-Mu'minin' in Kufic. Album 1823.1. ICV 1187. S&S Type 15. A well-struck and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1084
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239. Half dirham (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.34 g, 11 h), unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 611 = AD 1214/1215. Nâsir al-Dunyâ wa al-Dîn Artuq Arslân Malik Diyârbakr (in Arabic) Bareheaded and draped bust facing slightly to left. Rev. Legend in five lines citing the Abbasid Caliph Al-Nasir in five lines; above, [Artuqid tamgha between two stars]; date in outer left and right margins. Album 1830.4. S&S Type 40. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1085
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). 'Imad al-Din Zangi II, AH 566-594 / AD 1170-1197. Dirham (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.17 g, 1 h), giving the Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir as overlord, Sinjar. Double-headed eagle displayed on ornamental base; [laqabs and ism of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir on breast]; mint formula [and AH date in outer margin]. Rev. Name titles and ancestors of mad al-Din Zangi, in four lines; Zengid tamgha to left and right. Album 1879.2. ICV 1273. S&S Type 79. Whelan Type II, 225-7. A well-struck and clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1086
ISLAMIC, Ayyubids. Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar. al-'Adil I Sayf al-Din Ahmad, AH 589-596 / AD 1193-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 29 mm, 14.02 g, 10 h), as governor, Sultan AH 596-615 / 1199-1218, Mayyafariqin (= Diyarbakır), AH 596 = 1199-1200 AD. Arabic marginal inscription, with date formula on either side of the bust Draped bust of Prince facing, wearing a Byzantine-style crown. Rev. Central inscription of six lines with further inscription in the left, right and upper margins. Balog 337ff. Wilkes 908. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1087
ISLAMIC, Ayyubids. Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar. al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa, AH 607-617 / AD 1210-1220. Dirham (Bronze, 30 mm, 11.35 g, 12 h), Mayyafariqin, AH 612 = AD 1215/6. Turbaned prince seated facing, with right leg drawn up, holding globe in right hand and placing left hand on hip. Rev. Legend citing al-Adil Abu Bakr as overlord within and around trilobe. Album 859.1. Balog, Ayyubids 849. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An interesting countermark on a Ilkhanid Dirham
Lot 1088
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Abu Sa'id Bahadur, AH 716-736 / AD 1316-1335. Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 1.52 g, 7 h), uncertain mint and date. Shahadah and the names of the four Caliphs; oval countermark with نهي "cancellation in arabian". Rev. Name and titles of Abu Sa'id Bahadur; in the margins mint and date. Album 2200.1. Bright and interesting. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1089
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 20 mm, 3.36 g, 7 h), Constantinople, AH 926 = 1520 AD. Name and title of Sulayman mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Sulayman. Album 1317. Pere 176-178. Sultan 9334. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1090
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 21 mm, 3.52 g), Halab (Aleppo), AH 926 = 1520 AD. Name and title of Sulayman mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Sulayman. Pere 172. Sultan 949. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1091
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 19 mm, 3.43 g, 3 h), Misr (Kairo), AH 926 = 1520 AD. Name and title of Sulayman mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Sulayman. Album 1317. Pere 181. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1092
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Sulayman II Qanuni ('the Lawgiver'), AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566. Sultani (Gold, 21 mm, 3.45 g, 6 h), Halab (Aleppo), AH 926(?) = 1520 AD. Name and title of Sulayman mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Sulayman. Pere 172. Sultan 949. Rare. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1093
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Murad III, AH 982-1003 / AD 1574-1595. Sultani (Gold, 20 mm, 3.44 g, 5 h), Halab (Aleppo), AH 982 = 1574 AD. Name and title of Murad III, mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Murad III. ICV 3173. Pere 269. A complete example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1094
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Murad III, AH 982-1003 / AD 1574-1595. Sultani (Gold, 21.5 mm, 3.48 g, 1 h), Halab (Aleppo), AH 982 = 1574 AD. Name and title of Murad III, mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Murad III. ICV 3173. Pere 269. Scarce mint. Flat areas from incomplete striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1095
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Murad III, AH 982-1003 / AD 1574-1595. Sultani (Gold, 19 mm, 3.47 g, 2 h), Misr (Cairo in Egypt), AH 982 = 1574 AD. Name and title of Murad III, mint and date. Rev. Arabic legend with the titles of Murad III. ICV 3173. Pere 273. Sultan 9641. Bang at 4h of the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1096
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mahmud I, AH 1143-1168 / AD 1730-1754. Zeri Mahbub (Gold, 18.5 mm, 2.61 g, 11 h), Instanbol (Constantinople) mint, dated year AH 1143= 1730 AD. Toughra; mint name and date below. Rev. Legend in four lines. ICV 3300. KM 222. Pere 555. A sharp and well-struck coin of exceptional quality. Some light scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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