obolos 16
11. October 2020
Webauction
Lot 1215
Anastasius I, 491-518. Nummus (Bronze, 11.5 mm, 0.83 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 491-498. ...V P Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right. Rev. Monogram of Anastasius within simple wreath. DOC 15. MIBE 40. SB 13. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1216
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 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 to 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: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1217
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), 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 to left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3g. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Reverse very slightly doubled, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1218
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 15 mm, 3.64 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 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 to left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4a. SB 3. Heavily clipped in antiquity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1219
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina (B), c. 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head turned slightly to right, holding short spear with his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, eight-pointed star. Doc (6a). MIBE 6a. Sear 4. Very sharp and lustrous; scarcer variety with this depiction of the christogram on the reverse. A few marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Rare Solidus from the mint of Thessaloniki!
Lot 1220
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing to right, holding spear in his right hand and shield ornamented with rider over his left left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to right and left star. DOC 27. Metcalf, Thessalonica 260-9. MIBE 14-5. SB 30. Attractive, clear and sharp example from a rare mint. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1221
Anastasius I, 491-518. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.13 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 507-518. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. 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 on a broad flan. Slightly wavy flan as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1222
Justin I, 518-527. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 33 mm, 16.93 g, 7 h), Nicomedia, 1st officina. D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. Large M between two six-pointed stars; above, cross; A//NIKM. DOC 28a. MIBE 35. SB 83. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1223
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 10.5 mm, 1.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to right, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and cross set on globe in left; in right field, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Well-centered. Minor graffiti on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1224
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.37 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian 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 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Well centered. Very slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1225
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian 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 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Well centered. Very slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1226
Anonymous, time of Justinian I, circa 530. Half-siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.89 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinopolis to right. Rev. Large K. Bendall, Anonymous Type 8. Vagi 3051. Toned and with an unusually attractive bust on the obverse. Some scrapes under tone, and with an edge split from striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1227
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 44 mm, 22.76 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, RY 12 = 538/9. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield on left arm; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - XII / A/NIK Large M; above, cross. DOC 116a. MIB 114. SB 201. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1228
Justinian I, 527-565. Decanummium (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.82 g, 6 h), Carthage, regnal year 13 = 539/40. D N IVSTINI-[ANV]S P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. A/N/N/O - X/III / CAR Large I with small cross above. DOC 297. MIBE 199. SB 269. Well centered; green and brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1229
Justinian I, 527-565. Half Follis (Copper, 30 mm, 11.41 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, regnal year 14 = 540/1. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield over his left arm. Rev. A/N/N/O - X-II/II Large K; above, cross; below, Y/Z. DOC 183. MIBE 121. SB 208. Struck on a broad flan; green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1230
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 567-578. D N IVSTINVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCΓ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4 (unlisted officina). MIB 5. SB 345. Struck on a broad flan. Some striking weakness along the edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1231
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Follis (Bronze, 37 mm, 16.61 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina, RY 5 (578/9). m TIb CONSTANT P P AVI Crowned bust of Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and scepter topped by eagle supporting cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - Ч / CONB Large M; above, cross. DOC 11b. MIBE 25. SB 430. Pleasant green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Very rare
Lot 1232
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.46 g, 6 h), Ravenna, 2nd officina, RY 2 (583/4). D N TIbE-[R mAVRIC PP AVG] Crowned and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield on left arm. Rev. A/N/N/O - II / S/R-A/VENNA Large m with cruciform central leg. DOC 289. MIBE 143. SB 594. A very rare issue; well struck and centered. Rough brown surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1233
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.25 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 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. Slightly clipped. Marks and scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1234
Heraclius, 610-641. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 31 mm, 12.94 g, 7 h), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, RY 1 (610/1). [D N] hЄRAC-LIVS PP AV[G] (S retrograde) Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, holding cross in right hand. Rev. A/N/N/O - I / B/NIKO Large M; above, cross. DOC 153b. MIB 174. SB 833. Earthen brown patina; a bold, well-centered strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1235
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 11 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Carthage, Indictional year 15 = 626/7. D N ERACLIO ET ERA CON PP Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG IE / CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 217. MIB 84-9. SB 867. A full round piece. Weakly struck on the obverse as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1236
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 20.39 g, 12 h), Seleucia Isaura, 2nd officina, RY 7 (616/7). Crowned and draped figures of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each holding globus cruciger in right hand; above and between, cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - ςI / B/SЄLISЧ Large M; above, Christogram. DOC 181b. MIB 193. SB 845. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1237
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 30 mm, 10.27 g, 7 h), Constantinople, uncertain date. No legend (that which is visible is past of the undertype) Heraclius, on left, crowned and wearing military attire, holding long cross in his right hand, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, crowned and wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciher in his right hand, standing facing; between heads, cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - [...] / B/C[ON] Large M; above, [cross]. Cf. DOC 105-16. MIBE 146-5. SB 810. Brown patina. Overstruck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1238
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.25 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th 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 Z / CONOB Cross potent set on base and three steps. DOC 25i. MIB 26. SB 959. Sharp, lustrous and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1239
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (S), 681-685. P CONST-ANЧ -S P P A Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 12c. MIB 10. SB 1157. Toned and lustrous fields. Minor graffiti on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1240
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Decanummium (Bronze, 25 mm, 5.27 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 668-673. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. Large I between cross and K; in exergue, CON. DOC 38. SB 1183. Very rare and exceptional for the issue; dark brown patina. Overstruck as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1241
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z). D TIbЄRI-ЧS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Fully lustrous and very sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1242
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ). d TIbЄRI-ႷS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႷ Γ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 (this officina not attested). MIB 1. SB 1360. Sharply struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1243
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 757-775. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS 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 LЄON PA MЧL Φ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2g. SB 1551. Some flatness as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1244
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-79. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ VSSЄqqOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS Crowned figures of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, wearing chlamys and seated facing on a lyre-backed throne; between their heads, cross. Rev. LЄOҺ PAP COҺSτAҺτIҺOS PAτHR Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 2 (as Leo IV). Füeg 1.A. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Slightly wavy flan and some flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1245
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), 793-797. IRINH AΓOVSTI Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. Rev. COnSTAnTInOS bAS’ Θ Beardless crowned bust of Constantine VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 3a. Füeg 5.A. SB 1594. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 1246
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Follis (Copper, 18 mm, 2.53 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 792-797. Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia and loros, holding a cross on globe in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. Rev. Half bust of Constantine VI over horizontal bar, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and anexikakia in his left; below bar, large M between X - N and beneath, A. DOC 7. SB 1598. Rare. A lovely piece with a fine chocolate patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1247
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 7.71 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1248
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.52 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 868-870. +IhS XIS 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.D.2. SB 1704. A wonderful example, very sharply struck in high relief. Minor scuffs, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1249
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Semissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h), debased and reddish in color, Syracuse, 868-879. bASILЄIOC Crowned bust of Basil facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. CONSTANTI Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 581. DOC 14a. SB 1714. Attractively toned and sharp. Minor bang on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Attactive Anonymous Follis
Lot 1250
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus III, circa 1028-1034. Follis (Bronze, 30 mm, 12.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +EMMA-NOYHΛ / IC - XC Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with square in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding Book of Gospels. Rev. + IS - XS / ЬAS-ILЄ / ЬAS-ILЄ in three lines divided by cross set on three steps. DOC B.1-64. SB 1823. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1251
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 29 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESnAnTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, his right hand raised in benediction and holding book in his left. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Well-centered and attractive. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1252
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 30.5 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESnAnTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus, his right hand raised in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Bright and attractive. Wavy flan, minor die-breaks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1253
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Miliaresion (Silver, 26 mm, 2.17 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +ΔЄCΠOI NA CWZOIC / MHP ΘΥ Τhe Virgin, orans and nimbate, standing facing on footstool, wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev. ЄYCЄBH MONOMA[XO]N Constantine in military attire standing facing, holding long cross in right hand, and scabbard containing sword with left. DOC 7b; SB 1834. Toned. Light porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1254
Theodora, 1055-1056. Tetarteron nomisma (Gold plated copper, 18 mm, 2.30 g, 6 h), Contemporary imitation. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left. Rev. [[ΘЄΟΔωΡ ΑVΓΟVCT] Facing bust of Theodora, wearing crown with pendilia, saccos, and loros, and holding jeweled scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left. DOC 2. SB 1838. Fine. Pierced and light scratches. Fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1255
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on square-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KωN BACΛ O ΔOUKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding a labarum, decorated with a pellet on a shaft, in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Nicely centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1256
Anonymous Folles, time of Nicephorus III, circa 1078-1081. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 4.25 g, 6 h), Class I, Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Latin cross set on floral scroll, with X on center, globus and two pellets at each end; two crescents to upper left and right fields. DOC I.1-64. SB 1889. Sharp and nicely patinated; a clear example with excellent details for type. Overstruck on an uncertain type, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1257
Anonymous Folles, time of Nicephorus III, circa 1078-1081. Follis (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 5.30 g, 5 h), Class I, Constantinople. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Latin cross set on floral scroll, with X on center, globus and two pellets at each end; two crescents to upper left and right fields. DOC I.1-64. SB 1889. Sharp and nicely patinated; a clear example with excellent details for type. Reverse doublestruck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1258
Anonymous Folles, time of Nicephorus III, circa 1078-1081. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 2.84 g, 7 h), Class I, but possibly a contemporary imitation, Constantinople. IC [XC] Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, holding book of Gospels in his left hand. Rev. Latin cross set on floral scroll, with X on center, globus and two pellets at each end; two crescents in upper left and [right] fields. DOC I.1-64. SB 1889. Sharp and nicely patinated; a clear example with excellent details for type. Overstruck on an uncertain type, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1259
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.93 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1081-1092. IC XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in left, seated facing on throne. Rev. ΑΛЄZ ΔЄ[CΠΟΤ Τω Κ] Crowned bust of teh emperor, wearing loros, holding labarum in right hand, akakia in left; in left and right fields, star. DOC 9. SB 1907. Rare. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1260
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 29 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1137-1143. +KЄ RO-HΘЄΙ /IC XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in left, seated facing on throne. Rev. Iω /ΔЄC/ΠO/TΗ / Θv /(ΜΗΡ) The emperor, on the left, wearing stemma, divitision and loros, standing facing, holding globus cruciger in left hand, and on the right, the Virgin, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorion, standing facing, crowning the emperor with her right hand. DOC 3. SB 1940. A few light scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1261
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 32 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1122-1137(?). IC XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in left, seated facing on throne. Rev. ΜΘ / Iω /ΔЄC/ΠOT / Tω /Π / ΦV/PO/ΓЄ/(ΝΗ)/Τ The emperor, on the left, wearing stemma, divitision and loros, standing facing, holding labarum in right hand, akakia in left, and on the right, the Virgin, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorion, standing facing, crowning the emperor with her right hand. DOC 2. SB 1939. Well centered on a broad flan. A few light crinkles and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1262
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31.5 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), first series, Constantinople, 1118-1122. IC – XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in left, seated facing on throne. Rev. +Ιω ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ - ΘV (ΜΗΡ) Half-length facing figures of the emperor, on the left, wearing stemma, divitsion and loros, and, on the right, the Virgin, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorion, holding long patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1a. SB 1938. A very clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1263
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.23 g, 6 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-NVHΛ - O/ ΘЄ/O/Δ/ω/PO/C 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: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
A well-struck example
Lot 1264
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30.5 mm, 4.65 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 1160-1164. ΙC - Χ[C] 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-NV-HΛ - 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; lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1265
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Trachy (Bronze, 30 mm, 3.74 g, 6 h), Constantinople. [KЄ RO]HΘЄI / IC XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding scroll in left. Rev. Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding between them globus cruciger, and each holding a labarum. DOC 3a. SB 2013. Black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1266
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 21 mm, 1.64 g, 5 h), Constantinople, before 1230/37. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Archangel Michael standing facing, holding short trifid scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left. DOC 16 (type P). SB 2036. Dark glossy patina. Roughly clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 1267
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Bronze, 15 mm, 0.77 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Outstretched wing to left. Rev. Facing half-length bust of John, holding in right hand banner decorated with two cross-in-rings. DOC 31. SB 2217. Very rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1268
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 1.77 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. St. Demetrius standing facing, holding spear in right hand, shield in left; in left field, star. Rev. Three-quarter length bust of Michael facing, holding labarum in right hand; in left field, lis. DOC 180-1. PCPC 80. SB 2307. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1269
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 24 mm, 1.24 g, 12 h), obverse brockage, Thessalonica. Incuse of reverse. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding long cross in right hand, large fleur-de-lis in left. DOC 176-9. PCPC 79. SB 2306. Rare and unusual error strike. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1270
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 23 mm, 2.21 g, 7 h), Constantinople. IC XC Christ, nimbate, standing facing, raising right hand in benediction. Rev. Michael enthroned facing, holding labarum-headed scepter in right hand, globus in left. DOC 100-2. PCPC 35. SB 2290. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1271
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 22 mm, 1.79 g, 5 h), Constantinople. The Theotokos, orans, standing facing slightly left. Rev. Michael, holding cross-tipped scepter in right hand, and St. George, standing facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 64-5. PCPC 25. SB 2264. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1272
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 24 mm, 1.71 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Half-length facing bust of the archangel St. Michael. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding long cruciform scepter in right hand, castle in left; B - B across field. DOC 107-8. PCPC 44. SB 2280. Green patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1273
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.00 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 upper field, sigla of four pellets. Rev. {ANΔΡΟΝΙΚΟC XM ΔECPOTIC or similar] / IC - XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. Cf. DOC 235-261 (sigla not recorded). LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla -. SB 2396. Some flat areas and graffiti, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1274
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 19 mm, 1.70 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. KYPIЄ BOHΘEI / IC XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚΟ ΜΧΗΛ ΔECΠΟ Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding labarum between them. DOC 510. PCPC 134. SB 2402. Very rare with imperial legends. Toned. Typical flat areas, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare trachy of John V Palaeologus
Lot 1275
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Trachy Nomisma (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 1.87 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Double-headed eagle; stars in upper fields. Rev. John V on left, holding cruciform scepter in right hand, and nimbate military Saint, on right, holding a model of the city between them; above emperor, manus Dei; in upper right field, [star]. DOC V -. LPC p. 206, 4 (Andronicus II). PCPC -. SB 2362 (Andronicus II). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare follaro of Manuel II Palaeologus
Lot 1276
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Follaro (Bronze, 15 mm, 0.58 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Four stars in angles of cross. Rev. MANOYHΛ Crowned facing bust of Manuel. DOC 1610. LPC p. 166, 11. PCPC 341. SB 2559. Rare. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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