obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 991
Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, despot of Thessalonica, 1230-1237. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 30.5 mm, 2.96 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, type B. MHP - ΘV The Virgin Mary enthroned facing, holding head of Infant Christ. Rev. MANOYHΛ ΔECΠ -X/M Manuel and the Archangel Michael standing facing, holding between them a labarum. DOC 4a. SB 2178. Extremely detailed and well-engraved for issue; very rare thus. Obverse dies overlapped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely rare Aspron Trachy of Michael VII
Lot 992
Michael VIII Palaeologus, as Emperor of Nicaea, 1258-1261. Aspron Trachy (Silver, 25 mm, 2.04 g, 6 h), Magnesia. Χ|ΟΑΓ - Μ Nimbate and winged Archangel Michael standing facing, wearing military dress and resting his sword on his right shoulder. Rev. [Χ|Μ|ΔΕ] - ΟΑΓ|ΓΕ|ωP|Γ Michael standing facing, wearing divitision and loros and holding long cross-tipped scepter in his right hand, and St. George, nimbate, and dressed in military attire, standing facing, resting his left hand on his shield set on the ground to right, holding, jointly, a long labarum between them. DOC V 26 = DOC IV 2 = Grierson 1299. SB 2248. Extremely rare. Clear and with good details. Some striking flatness and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Lot 993
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26.5 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; A-A sigla flanking Theotokos. Rev. IC XC / M-I/X/ M/ΔE/C - O/ Π/A/Λ On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on right, holding scroll. Bendall, Sigla 12. DOC 11. SB 2242. A particularly attractive piece for the issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 994
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), Class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; flanking Theotokos, A - A. Rev. IC XC / M-I/X/ M/ΔE/C - O/ Π/A/Λ On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on the right, holding scroll. Bendall, Sigla 12. DOC 11. SB 2242. Toned and unusually well-struck. Some scratches on the obverse and area with cleanable deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 995
Michael VIII Palaeologus, with Andronicus II, 1261-1282. Trachy (Copper, 22 mm, 2.03 g, 6 h), Magnesia or Thessalonica, c. 1272. A in circle /N I/KO Λ/A/OC/Δ Bust of St. Nicholas, with cross nimbus, hand on breast; holding book of Gospels. Rev. Bust of Christ crowning the kneeling figure of Andronicus II and Michael VIII, both holding trifurate scepter in outer hand and a patriarchal cross between them. Cf. DO 44 (silver); Cf. Sear 2317 (same). Apparently unknown struck in copper. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 996
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; in lower field, CZ-ZC sigla. Rev. ANΔPO/NIKOC E/ XΩ T C/IΛIΠ/TICO IC/XC Andronicus on left, nimbate and kneeling right blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels; between them fleur-de-lis; to right, C/N. DOC 225 var (sigla). PCPC 91B Sigla 77 var. SB 2326. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 997
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.03 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; in lower field, C[N]-ZC sigla. Rev. NC/ ANΔIPO/NKO EC/ IATPOIC/BTHC IC/XC Andronicus on left, nimbate and kneeling right blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels; between them four pellets; to right, C/N. DOC 220-228. PCPC 91B (Sigla not recorded but close to 77). SB 2326. Toned. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 998
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23 mm, 4.05 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; no sigla visible. Rev. ANΔPONI/KOC EN XP/CTO TO ΘΩ/ ΠICTOC BA/CΛIΛEY/ KAI AY/TOKA -KO/MNH/NOS/ O ΠA/Λ IC/XC Andronicus on left, kneeling to right, blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. DOC 229-234 var (sigla). PCPC 91A, Sigla 92. SB 2326. Flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 999
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.05 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six towers; in the lower field, C-Δ sigla. Rev. ANΔNIK X MAAI / IC-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 235-261. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 17. SB 2396. With unusually clear obverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1000
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; K-N sigla on the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II (to left) and Michael IX (to right) kneeling to either side. DOC 253-4 var (sigla). LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 38. SB 2396. Flat area on the reverse and with a few marks and scuffs on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Scarce with Michael IX on the left
Lot 1001
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24.5 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; M-X sigla on the lower field. Rev. M ΔE/CΠ - Fragmentary inscription / IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Michael IX (to left) and Andronicus II (to right) kneeling to either side. DOC 247-8. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 91. SB 2396. Unusual with Michael IX on the left. Flan crack and usual flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1002
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six towers; in the lower field, Γ-Λ sigla. Rev. ANΔNIK X MIXA / IC-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 235-261. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 22. SB 2396. Doubled obverse and with graffito on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1003
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 17 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), Class II, Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV / P Half-length figure of the Virgin Mary, orans, within city walls with six towers; in the lower field, M-C sigla. Rev. ANΔNIKS X MIXA / IC - XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 235-261. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 19. SB 2396. Toned and unusually well-struck. Some flat areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1004
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six towers; in the lower field, K-N sigla (N retrograde); in the upper field three pellets on the left and right field. Rev. ANΔPS X MAIΛ / IC-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 253-4. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 40. SB 2396. A fine example. Some flat areas as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1005
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Tornese (Billon, 18 mm, 0.66 g, 12 h), 1282-1328. Emperor standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, crowned by manus Dei on the upper right. Rev. KOMHNOC O ΠAΛAIOΛOΓOS Cross pattée within double dotted circle. DOC 551-7. SB 2327. With a clear reverse legend. Usual flat areas, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1006
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Copper, 23.5 mm, 1.42 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1282-1295. Large patriarchal cross with wing to right; retrograde B on the left field. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-in-circle and scepter; above left, Palaeologean monogram; on the lower right, star. DOC 804-6. LPC 218,22. PCPC 243. SB 2383. Glossy dark brown patina. Obverse weakly struck as usual and with a few edge splits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1007
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Copper, 20 mm, 1.14 g), Thessalonica. Large star of six petals. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, flanked by two large B’s, the left retrograde. DOC 789-792. LPC 224, 32. PCPC 239. SB 2393. Clear and bold. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1008
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Copper, 23 mm, 1.70 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1320. O/AΓ/HOC/AN [Δ/PO]/N I/KO/C Half-length bust of St. Andronicus, nimbate, holding small cross before him. Rev. [AVTOKPATOP O] ROMAIWN Standing facing figures of Andronicus II and Michael IX, wearing crown with pendilia and loros; both with hands on breast and holding between them labarum. DOC 687. LPC p. 90, 39. SB 2438. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1009
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.98 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; +-+ sigla on the upper field and K-N sigla on the lower field. Rev. Fragmentary inscription / IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II (to left) and Michael IX (to right) kneeling to either side. DOC 353-369 var (sigla). LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 181. SB 2396. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 151 CHF
Lot 1010
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 21 mm, 2.09 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. K[YPIE] BOHΘEI/IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. A[YTOKPATO]PEC POMEΩN Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding long cross between them. DOC 517-524. SB 2402. Rare. Toned. Some flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 1011
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 19.5 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, flanked by stars. Rev. AYTOKPATOP PΩMAION Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding labarum between them. DOC 535-8. PCPC 167. SB 2402 var (no stars on obverse). Some scuffs on the obverse and flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1012
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Copper, 20 mm, 1.92 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1320. Facing bust of the Archangel Michael, nimbate and winged, holding scepter and globus. Rev. AYTO [..]ΩNK / IC-XC Facing half-length figure of Christ, blessing the two emperors kneeling beside him. DOC 677-80. LPC p. 88, 36. PCPC 168. SB 2435. Fine brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1013
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 1.38 g, 11 h), Constantinople, 1295-1320. +KYPIE CωCON TOUC BACIΛEIC / IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. AYTOKPATOPEC PωMAIωN Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 681-2. SB 2436. Of unusually good quality for these coins. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 1014
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Trachy (Copper, 18 mm, 1.26 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1295-1320. Cross with stars in the upper angles and Bs in the lower. Rev. (fragmentary inscription) Andronicus (to left) and Michael (to right), standing facing jointly holding long patriarchal cross between them. DOC 774-777. LPC 80,23. PCPC 234. SB -. Dark green patina. Double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1015
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Andronicus III, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Electrum, 22 mm, 2.91 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1325-1328. Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with four towers. Rev. ANΔINI- ANΔIN / IC XC Christ standing facing, blessing Andronicus II and Andronicus III kneeling to either side. DOC 493-503. LPC p. 108, 1. PCPC 185. SB 2461. Clipped and with a few edge splits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1016
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Basilikon (Silver, 20 mm, 1.02 g, 6 h), light series, Constantinople. IC - XC Nimbate Jesus Christ standing facing on dais raising his right hand in benediction; to left, reversed B over rosette; to right, B over fleur-de-lis. Rev. ΔHMHTPI ANΔPONI/ Γ/O/A To left, St. Demetrios holding cross; to right Andronicus standing facing, placing his left hand to breast. DOC 871-3. SB 2473. Very rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1017
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Half Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 0.94 g, 6 h), heavy series, Constantinople. O AΓIOC ΔHMHTPIOC Nimbate St. Demetrius standing facing, holding spear and shield; to right, lis. Rev. M/P- Θ/Υ ΑΝΔPONHK Andronicus standing facing, being crowned by the Virgin Mary to right. DOC 867-868 var. SB 2476 var. Similar to Stack's, 12 February 2009, 3341. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1018
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Assarion (Copper, 21 mm, 1.23 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Cross ancrée. Rev. AYT[OKPA PΩ]-MAIΩN Andronicus standing facing, holding cruciform scepter. DOC 908-12. LPC 126, 13. PCPC 205. SB 2481. Dark glossy patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 1019
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Assarion (Copper, 19 mm, 1.30 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Winged patriarchal cross. Rev. Facing half-length figures of Andronicus, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, both holding long cross between them; above, star within semi-circular frame. DOC 919-20. LPC p. 234, 3. PCPC 270. SB 2483. Dark green glossy surfaces; fine for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1020
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Assarion (Copper, 20.5 mm, 1.51 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans; four stars around. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding akakia and blessed by small figure in upper right field; retrograde B on the lower right field. DOC 921. LPC 236. 4. SB 2484. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1021
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Trachy (Copper, 21 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Nimbate bust of an uncertain Saint flanked by [B, retrograde]-B. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding scepter, flanked by two stars above and, below, B[retrograde]-B. DOC 931-32; LPC p. 240, 11; PCPC 261; SB 2490. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 1022
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Assarion (Copper, 17 mm, 0.77 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. The Archangel Michael standing facing . Rev. Andronicus III standing facing on left; to right, small figure of John V standing facing; two stars and [cross-in-circle] in field. DOC 1191. LPC p. 244, 1. PCPC 275. SB 2501. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1023
Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Tornese (Billon, 15.5 mm, 0.48 g, 6 h), "Politikon" coinage, Constantinople. ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟΝ Facing bust of the Virgin orans. Rev. Α/Ν/Δ/Ν - Γ/Ο/Α - Δ/Μ/Η/Ν Two three-quarter length facing figures of Andronicus III and St. Demetrius. DOC 885. SB 2570. Rare. Crudely struck and possibly clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1024
Politikon Coinage, circa 1320-1350. Tornese (Silver, 14 mm, 0.27 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Double headed eagle. Rev. +ΠOΛITIKON Cross pattée. LPC 9. SB 2580. Very rare. Crudely struck as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1025
John V Palaeologus, with Anna of Savoy as Regent, 1341-1391. Hyperpyron (Electrum, 23 mm, 4.09 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1341-1347. A/N - I/Ш Anna, holding trilobate scepter and placing hand on breast, and John, holding akakia and cruciform scepter, standing facing; to left, Γ. Rev. AN/Δ/O|NI/K/O/C - IC/X/C Andronicus III on left, nimbate and kneeling to right, blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. DOC 943. LPC 116,1 (Andronicus III). PCPC 190, sigla 2 (Andronicus III). SB 2466 (Andronicus III). Very unusual and rare. Usual flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1026
John V Palaeologus, with Anna of Savoy (Regent), 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 20 mm, 0.90 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IC XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. John, holding akakia and cruciform scepter, standing facing; to right, Anna, holding scepter. LPC p. 132, 1. SB 2502. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 250 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1027
John V Palaeologus, with John VI Cantacuzene, 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 1.07 g, 6 h), Constantinople mint, 1347-1353. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla composed of pellets; line extending downwards from each side of nimbus; star in the outer left. Rev. KNTKN (Καντακουζηνός) John VI on the left and John V on the right standing facing, each holding labarum and akakia between them. Bendall, "Another new silver basilikon of John V and VI, 1347-1352", NumCirc CVI/3 (April 1998), 2. DOC -. LPC p. 140, 3. SB 2528. Same dies as CNG 112, (2019), 697. Very rare example, well-struck and nicely toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 1028
Anonymous, Time of John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese (Billon, 16 mm, 0.70 g, 12 h), Politikon coinage, Constantinople. Three keys, each flanked by three pellets. Rev. +ΠO/ΛITI/KON in three lines; the whole within borders of elongated dots. DOC 1218-20. LPC p. 186, 10. PCPC 365. SB 2581. Struck from the same dies as CNG 108, 2018, 785. Very rare. Lightly toned. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1029
Andronicus IV Palaeologus, usurper, 1376-1379. Basilikon (Silver, 12.5 mm, 0.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. ANΔPON[I]-KOC EΛ' Andronicus standing facing, holding patriarchal cross in HIS right hand. DOC -. LPC p. 152, 2. PCPC 325. SB 2545. Same dies as Triton XXI (2018), 898. A well preserved example of a very rare type; well-centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4200 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 1030
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Follaro (Copper, 15 mm, 0.60 g, 12 h), Constantinople. Christ, nimbate, wearing mandorla, standing facing, raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. I/Ω Emperor standing facing, wearing crown, holding scepter surmounted by cross in his right hand. Lianta 1094. SB 2568. Unusually well-preserved for type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1031
BYZANTINE SEALS. Partikios. Circa 6th Century. Seal (Lead, 25 mm, 9.94 g, 12 h). Nimbate bust of the Virgin Mary, facing, between two crosses, holding a medallion of a facing head of Christ on her chest; all within a pellet border. Rev. ΠATPIKIOY in the form of a Cruciform monogram; the whole within wreath. Zacos 1193 var. With a lovely and clear depiction of the Virgin Mary. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1032
BYZANTINE SEALS. Paul. Metropolitan of Seleucia, 8th-9th century. Seal (Lead, 27 mm, 17.47 g, 12 h). +CE ΠPOCKYNOYMEN S TON EK COY ΠAPΘENE Facing bust of the the Virgin Mary, wearing chiton and maphorion, holding medallion of the young Christ; cruciform monograms on the left and right field. Rev. +ΠAYΛ/Ω MHTPO/ΠOΛITH C/EΛEYK/EIAC in five lines in center; around, ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI]TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ. Apparently unpublished. From the same boulloterion as the Robert Hecht example, Triton XI, 2008, 1133. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A patriarchal seal from Antioch
Lot 1033
BYZANTINE SEALS. George I. Patriarch of Antioch (Theupolis), 758-790. Seal (Lead, 28 mm, 17.29 g, 1 h). ΘEOYΠO/ΛEΩC Facing, nimbate bust of St. Paul, between two crosses. Rev. ΠA-TPI/AP-XOY around cruciform monogram of ΓΕΩPΓIOY. Obolos 11, 2018, 774. A very rare patriarchal seal from Antioch. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1034
BYZANTINE SEALS. Stephanos, Metropolitan, circa 7th century. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 12.41 g, 12 h). MHT/POΠΟ/ΛIS in three lines within dotted circle. Rev. CT/EΦA/NOY in three lines within dotted circle. BLS -. DOC -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1035
BYZANTINE SEALS. Monastery of Sts. Sergios and Bacchos. Circa 10-11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 30 mm, 24.70 g, 12 h), Constantinople. OA C/E/P-Γ/I/O Nimbate and draped bust of St. Sergius facing, beardless, holding cross with his right hand. Rev. O B/A/K-[X]/O/C Nimbate and draped bust of St. Bacchos facing, beardless, holding cross with his right hand. DOC -. Cheynet, Instanbul -. An extremely important and unusual seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1036
BYZANTINE SEALS. Circa 13th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 36.46 g, 12 h). O A/ΓIOS /IΩ -ΠP/O/M/O/S St. John Prodromos, nimbate, standing facing, raising his right hand in benediction and holding long cross in his left. Rev. ΨYΧHC EM/HC ΦPOYPON CE / C ГPAΦΩN ΓPAΦΩ / EI KAI KAT AM/ΦΩ ПΛHN ΑΛΛA / ΨΥXHC ΠΛΕ/ON metric legend in seven lines. Seibt - Zarnitz, 4.1.4. Struck from the same boulloterion as the example in CNG e-auction 468, 600. Struck on a short flan that makes reading the full reverse legend uncertain, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1037
BYZANTINE SEALS. Anastasios Drazeas. Circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 22 mm, 13.31 g, 12 h). O / Δ/H/M/H-T/PI/OC Nimbate facing bust of Saint Demetrios, holding a spear over his right shoulder, and shield with his left arm. Rev. +KЄ BΘ/ TΩ CΩ ΔOY/ΛΩ ANAC/TACI TΩ/ ΔPAZE/A in five lines. Probably issued in the Macedon area where Demetrios was/is very popular. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1038
BYZANTINE SEALS. Nikephoros Episkopos of Tiberioupolis, circa 11th Century. Seal (Lead, 18.5 mm, 4.01 g, 12 h). [..]Θ TΩ C' / M/X Bust of the winged Archangel Michael facing, holding globus and spear. Rev. NIKH/ ΦOPΩ E/ΠICKOΠΩ/ TIBEPIA/ΠOΛ in five lines within linear border. Possibly unpublished; cf. Zacos I 1473 for the seal of another bishop from this city. With a lovely and particularly artistic depiction of the Archangel Michael; particularly hard-to-find seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare Gaming Counter
Lot 1039
Eastern Mediterranean Area. Third Century BC on into Roman Times. Gaming Counter (Bronze, 32.5x6.5 mm, 50.42 g), with a raised, flat edge with an engraved line around at the center. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; around, border of large globules. Rev. Plain. No parallel found as yet. This large and thick piece must be for gaming: it is certainly not a weight and lack of any traces of an attachment on the reverse makes it unlikely to be a decoration for furniture or something similar. Very dark patina with some deposits. Some minor scrapes and marks; fine green patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1040
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Late 5th-6th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze inlaid with silver, 33x33.5 mm, 53.00 g), uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with an engraved design, silver inlays, and with flat edges. Cruciform monogram above large Γ° - Β. Rev. Plain but with traces of adjustment marks. No other 2-ounkia weights with cruciform monograms above the weight letters are known to us. An attractive example with dark green glossy patina; very unusual with the monogram. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1041
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 6-grammata = 1-sicilicus = 1 1/2-nomismata (Bronze or brass, 14x14x4 mm, 6.66 g), a thin, square ‘Imperial’ commercial (or coin?)-weight with bifacial edges (as MAH B4), nomisma of 4.48 g. Half-length engraved busts of two facing crowned and draped imperial figures; below, S. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 106-108. Nomos 13, 2016, 339. With roughly and rather crudely engraved figures, and with tan-gold patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1042
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 3-grammata = 1/2-sicilicus = 3/4-nomismata (Bronze or brass, 11x11x2.5 mm, 2.65 g), a thin, square ‘Imperial’ commercial (or coin?)-weight with bifacial edges (as MAH B4), nomisma of 4.48 g. Half-length engraved busts of two facing crowned and draped imperial figures; below, Γ between two rosettes. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 106-108 (6 Grammata). Cf. Nomos 13, 2016, 339 (6 Grammata). With a fine dark green patina and earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1043
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 1 Ounce (Bronze, 27 mm, 26.82 g), a discoid commercial-weight with two small grooves on the edge. Latin cross above Γ° - Α. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 125. Earthen highlights as found. Scratch on the obverse and some cleanable deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
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 1066
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 23 mm, 2.79 g, 7 h), Bilingual issue with the Seljuq ruler Kaykhusraw II, Sis mint, AH 637 = 1240/1 AD. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross; to right, crescent above, star below. Rev. Legend citing titles and name of Kaykhusraw II in three lines; mint formula and partial AH date around. AC 326. Broome, Seljuqs, 1105. CCA 794. Wäckerlin 621. Bright and clear. Slightly bent and straightened flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 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
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