obolos 17
20. December 2020
Webauction
Lot 793
Anastasius I, 491-518. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.09 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 set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 9. MIBE 10. SB 7. Well centered on a broad flan. Crinkling, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 794
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 13.5 mm, 1.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10a. MIB 13. SB 8. Clear and well struck; unusual style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 795
Anastasius I, 491-518. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.90 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 498-507. [D N] ANAST-SIVS PP A[VG] Diademed and draped bust of Anastasius to right, cross at point of diadem. Rev. CON Large M, cross above. DOC 16. MIBE 22. SB 14. Dark brown patina. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 796
Anastasius I, 491-518. Follis (Bronze, 35.5 mm, 18.04 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 4th officina (Δ), 498-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. Δ / CON Large M between two six-pointed stars; above, cross. DOC 23f. MIBE 27. SB 19. Brown surfaces. A couple of scratches on obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 797
Justin I, 518-527. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 17.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 4th officina (Δ). D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. Δ / CON Large M between two six-pointed stars; above, cross. DOC 8d. MIBE 11. SB 62. Dark greenish-brown patina. Die-shift during striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 798
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina (A), 527-538. DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield on his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC A / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC (3a). MIB 5. SB 137. Light scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 799
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina (B), 527-538. DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield on his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC B / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC (3b). MIBE 5. SB 137. Boldly struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 800
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina (ς), 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 AVCCC ς / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4e. MIB 5. SB 345. Striking weakness and a couple of faint scratches in reverse field, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 801
Justin II, 565-578. Pentanummium (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 2.02 g, 1 h), Constantinople. Monogram of Justin II. Rev. Large Є; to right, Γ. DOC 60c. MIBE 45. SB 363. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 802
Justin II, with Sophia, 565-578. Follis or 40 nummi (Bronze, 30.5 mm, 16.91 g, 12 h), Carthage, 6th officina (S), year 8 = 572-573. [D N] IVS[TIN]O ET SOFIA AC / VITA facing busts of Justin, on left, helmeted and cuirassed, and Sophia, on right, crowned and draped. Rev. A/N/N/O - V/III / S / KAR Large M; above, cross. DOC 198. MIBE 73. SB 393. Dark greenish-brown surfaces. Minor roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 803
Phocas, 602-610. 3/4 Follis or 30 Nummi (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.07 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, 1st officina (A), year 8 = 605-606. O N FOCAS PERP AV[G] Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing. Rev. ςII /KYZA Large XXX; above, cross. DOC -. MIB 77. SB 666. Good centering with a strong, bold strike; attractive brown patina with green overtones. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 804
Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Copper, 26 mm, 10.74 g, 12 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), regnal year 2 = 603-4. D N FOCA NE PE AV To left, Phocas, crowned holding globus cruciger; to right Leontia, nimbate and crowned, holding cross-tipped scepter, in field above cross. Rev. A/N/N/O II / THEUP´ Huge M (value); above, cross. DOC 84. MIBE 83a. SB 671. Attractive, nice details; brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 805
Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 10.44 g, 6 h), Alexandria, 1st officina, Indictional year XIIII = 610. dmN E[RAC]LIO CONSUL II Bareheaded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch Heraclius, wearing consular robes; between them and above, cross. Rev. ANNO - X/IIII / A/[AΛEX]ANΔ Large M; above, cross above. DOC 16 (Alexandretta). MIB 16a. SB 723 (Alexandretta). Brown patina. Reverse corroded, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 806
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.22 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 629-631. dd NN hERACLIЧI ET hERA CONIT PP AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, with long beard, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 26j. MIB 29. SB 749. Graffiti on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 807
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.38 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina (Θ), 629-631. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, with long beard, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 26i. MIB 29. SB 749. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 808
Heraclius, with Martina and Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 4th officina, regnal year 16 = 625-626. Heraclius between Martina, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, each standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in their right hands. Rev. ANNO - X/Ч / Δ//CON Large M; to left, monogram. DOC 100d. MIB 162. SB 808. A very nicely struck example. Overstruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 809
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.64 g, 1 h), Seleucia Isauriae, 1st officina (A), regnal year 7 = 616-617. [dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVC] Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and, on the right, Heraclius Constantine smaller and beardless; above, between them, cross. Rev. [A/N/N/O] - ςI // A / SELISЧ large M surmounted by Christogram. DOC 180a. MIB 192. SB 844. Brown patina; overstruck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 810
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h), Seleucia Isauriae, 1st officina (A), regnal year 7 = 616-617. [dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVC] Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and, on the right, Heraclius Constantine smaller and beardless; above, between them, cross. Rev. [A/N/N/O] - ςI // A / SELISЧ large M surmounted by Christogram. DOC 180a. MIB 192. SB 844. Earthen brown patina. Pit on reverse edge, perhaps active, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An attractive, well-struck example
Lot 811
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Half Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.64 g, 7 h), Seleucia Isauriae, 1st officina (A), year 7 = 616-617. Debased legend Crowned and draped busts of Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, facing; above, cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - ςI / A Large K; above, cross. DOC 182a. MIB 195. SB 847. Exceptionally well-struck for this typically crude issue. Dark green patina and overstruck on an uncertain type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 812
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 11.5 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Carthage, Indictional year 11 (IA) = 622-623. [D N ERACLIO ET ERA] CONTAN PPV IA Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AC IA / CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 212. MIB 84-9. SB 867. very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 813
Heraclius, 610-641. Follis or 40 nummi (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 13.43 g, 7 h), Sicilian mint, 632-641. Countermark of crowned facing bust of Heraclius and monogram on a follis of Justin I from Constantinople. Rev. SCLs. DOC 241. MBBS 14. MIB pl. 18, Km 4. SB 882. Dark green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 814
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Decanummium (Bronze, 14 mm, 5.18 g, 6 h), Catania, year 16 = 625-626. Crowned, draped and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing; above, cross. Rev. A/N/N/O - X/ς / [CAT] Large I. DOC 257. MIB 241. SB 886. Struck on a particularly thick flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 815
Heraclius, 610-641. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 11 mm, 0.42 g, 5 h), Ravenna. D N ERAC-LIVS P P AV Diademed and draped bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. Cross potent within wreath. DOC 281. MIBE 156. Ranieri 591. SB 907. Die-break at top of head on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 816
Constans II, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 27 mm, 6.73 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 648-651/2. d N CONSTAN-TINYS P P AV Crowned facing bust of Constans II, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger. Rev. DEYS AdIYTA ROMANIS Cross potent set on globe and three steps. DOC 50. MIB 144. SB 991. Toned. Partial flat strike as is normal for this issue, light scratches and marks under tone, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 817
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 11 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Carthage, Indictional year 2 (B) = 643-644. D N CONSTANTIN P Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA Δ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 107.2. MIB 56. SB 1029. Well centered. Struck from slightly rusty dies, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 818
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 11.5 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Carthage, Indictional year 4 (Δ) = 645-646. D N CONSTATINI P Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA ACCV I Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 107.3. MIB 56. SB 1029. Die-break on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 819
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 11 mm, 4.45 g, 7 h), Carthage, Indictional year S (6) = 647/8. D N CON - TATINV P Beardless crowned and draped facing bust of Constans, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI AVЧ Δ S (retrograde) / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 107 (unrecorded indiction). MIB 56. SB 1029. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 820
Constans II, 641-668. Follis or 40 nummi (Bronze, 25 mm, 3.86 g, 11 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, year 2 = 642-643. EN TƔT NIKA Constans standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. Large m between ANA and NEOϞ; above, star; in exergue, EII. DOC 60e. MIB 162c. SB 1000. Brown patina; mostly clear legends and scarce thus. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 821
Constans II, 641-668. Follis or 40 nummi (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.38 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 641-648. EN TƔTO NIKA Constans standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. Large m between OΦΑ and NEOϞ; above, ANA; in exergue, [...]. Cf. DOC 61 and 63. MIB 163a. SB 1001. Brown patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Imitation of Constans II solidus
Lot 822
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 4.43 g, 5 h), pseudo imperial coinage, a very early Arab-Byzantine imitation (?). N COHSTAN-TINV Crowned, draped and short-bearded bust of Constans II facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Cross potent on base and three steps. SB 953 ff. (for prototype). Same dies as Leu Winterthur 7, 1932 (as an uncertain Germanic tribe). A very interesting imitation. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 823
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 756-764. 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 LЄ-ON PA MЧL Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d.2. Füeg 5.A.5. SB 1551. Lustrous. A well struck centered and clear solidus. Flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 824
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 776-778. LЄOҺVS S ЄΓΓOҺ COҺSτAҺτInOS O ҺЄS Crowned equal sized busts of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. LЄOҺ PAP' COҺSτAҺτIҺOS PAτHR Θ 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 1b. Füeg 1 (this variety not recorded). SB 1583. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 825
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ VS SЄqqOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS B 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.C.1. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). A nicely centered, lustrous and of an unusual fine style for the series, solidus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 826
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ VS S ЄΓΓOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS (last S vertical) 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.2.1. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). A nicely centered, lustrous and of an unusual fine style for the series, solidus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 827
Michael I Rhangabe, with Theophylactus, 811-813. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 2.15 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. + MIXA/HL S ΘΕΟFV/LACtE EC Θ' / bASILIS RO/MAIOh in five lines within triple border of dots. DOC 3. SB 1616. Scatches, minor porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 828
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 831-842. ✷ΘEOFI-LOS bASIL E' Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIҺ' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, between their heads, cross. DOC 3e. Füeg 3.H.2.z. SB 1653. A couple of light marks and scratches, reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 829
Theophilus, 829-842. Semissis (Gold, 12 mm, 1.12 g, 5 h), 250, Syracuse, 831-842. ΘEΟ-CΙΛΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. ΘEΟ-CΙΛΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 560. DOC 26c. SB 1674. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 830
Theophilus, 829-842. Semissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.73 g, 5 h), 250, Syracuse, 831-842. ΘϵΟ-CΙΛΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. ΘϵΟ-CΙΛΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 560. DOC 26c. SB 1674. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 831
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 7.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEON BAS-ILEVS ROm' Crowned bust of Leo VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding akakia. Rev. + LЄOҺ/ ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Brown patina and well centered, sporting a proud portrait of Leo. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 832
Leo VI the Wise, with Alexander, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 4.53 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEOҺ S ALEΞAҺDROS Crowned figures of Leo VI and Alexander enthroned facing, each wearing loros; labarum between them. Rev. + LEOҺ / S ALEΞAҺ/DROS ЬASIL / ROMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 6. SB 1730. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Clipped to be used in a pendant or a ring
Lot 833
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.04 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. [+ EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC] Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with two pellets in each arm, his right hand raised in blessing and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. [+ IҺSЧS/ XR]IST[ЧS/ Ь]ASILЄЧ/ ЬASILЄ in four lines. DOC A2. SB 1813. Carefully clipped to be used in jewellery. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 834
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 27 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX RESnAnTIhM Christ Pantokrator seated facing on lyre-backed throne, right hand raised in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Well centered on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 835
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.39 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: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 836
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 27 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX-AHΛ BACIΛ [O Δ] Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Nicely centered. A couple of scratches in the margins, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 837
Nicephorus Basilacius, usurper, 1078. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 4.05 g, 5 h). IC - XC Nimbate facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. C - B / N - B Jeweled patriarchal cross set upon base. DOC 2c (Nicephorus Bryennius). SB 1890. A rare coin. Overstruck and obverse struck slightly off centre, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Imperial seal of Nicephorus III Botaniates
Lot 838
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 24.53 g, 12 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT TΩ BOTANIATΩ Nicephorus III, crowned and wearing imperial robes, standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Zacos 98. Bangs and marks, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 839
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with square back. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔECΠ Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1882. Well centered. Light scratches and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Extremely rare
Lot 840
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. 2/3 Miliaresion (Silver, plated, 21 mm, 0.90 g, 6 h). (MHP) - ΘV Half-length figure of the Virgin, nimbate and orans, facing. Rev. + ΝΙΚΗΦΡ [ΔΕC Τω RΟΤΑΝΙ]ΑΤ The emperor standing facing, wearing crowned and loros, holding labarum with X on the shaft and globus cruciger. DOC 8. SB 1887. Extremely rare and listed as unique in Sear, but a few other examples have appeared on the market in recent years. Brownish-green patina with just a trace of silvering remaining. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 841
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Reform coinage, Constantinople, 1092-1118. + KE RO-HΘEI / IC - XC Christ seated facing, nimbate, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. A ΛE ΞIΩ ΔECΠOTΗ - TW KO MNH NΩ Alexius standing facing, crowned, wearing jeweled robes and holding labarum in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; above, Manus Dei; on the chlamys border, six pellets. DOC 20c. SB 1912. Toned. Some minor crinkling, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Unpublished trachy of Manuel Comnenus-Ducas
Lot 842
Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, despot of Thessalonica, 1230-1237. Trachy (Bronze, 24 mm, 2.25 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. [MTHP] - ΘV The Virgin, orans,standing facing. Rev. [MANV]HΛ Δ-[ΕCΠΟΤ...] Manuel and St. George standing facing, holding between them sheathed sword; St. George holds spear in left hand. DOC -. SB -. Unpublished. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 843
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27.5 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; pellet above throne to right. Rev. Fragmentary inscription. John, on the left, standing facing, wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin, nimbate and standing facing on the right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 5. SB 2073. Lightly toned. Some areas with striking defects and minor graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 844
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 2.24 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Half-length figure of St. Theodore facing, holding spear across chest in right hand. Rev. Michael standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned by Christ standing facing. DOC 79-81. LPC 13. PCPC 31. SB 2270. Brown patina. Edge splits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 845
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 25 mm, 1.73 g, 6 h), Constantinople. O/A/ΓΙ/Ο/[ς]] Θ[ΕΟ]/ΔΟ[Ρ/Ος] Half-length figure of St. Theodore facing, holding spear and shield. Rev. [Χ/Μ Ι]C XC / O[Π]/ΑΛ/Ο[ς] Michael standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and akakia, being crowned by Christ standing facing. DOC 79-81. PCPC 31. SB 2270. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 846
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Bronze, 25 mm, 1.68 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. St. Demetrius standing facing; in upper left field, star. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger; two stars to left, manus Dei to upper right. DOC 811. LPC p. 212, 14. PCPC 246. SB 2373. Black patina. Fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 847
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Trachy (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 1.26 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Full-length figures of Andronicus II, on right, wearing stemma, divitison and loros, holding cruciform scepter in left hand, and with right hand crowning Michael IX, on left, similarly attired, holdingscrciform scepter in right hand and anexikakia in left; in left and right fields, large six-pointed stars. Rev. Six-pointed floral star. Cf. DOC 765. Cf. LPC p. 230, 5. Cf. PCPC 229. Cf. SB 2457 (all lacking the two stars on the reverse). Possibly an unpublished variety. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Only a few coins known
Lot 848
Matthew Asen Cantacuzene, 1353-1357. Half Basilikon (Silver, 15 mm, 0.47 g, 12 h), Adrianopole (?), c. 1352. St. Michael on left, within city walls, holding scepter in right hand and sword in left, being blessed by St. John the Baptist on right, barefoot and wearing sheepskin, standing left; between them, monogram. Rev. KTKΣИ-ΛCΝ Matthew standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in right hand; star in left field. DOC -, but cf. pp. 190-1. S. Bendall, "A New Coin of Matthew Asen Cantacuzenus," NCirc 95, 1987, p. 40 var. P. Protonotarios, "Une monnaie de l'Empereur Asen Cantacuzène (1354-1357)," RN 1981, p. 98, fig. 2 var. PCPC 304; Sear 2543; SM 217, 2005, p. 7ff. (1290). Extremely rare - one of only a few coins recorded for this emperor. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 849
John V Palaeologus, with John VI, 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 1.07 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IWE/XW O/Π/Α Ε-Φ John V, nimbate on horseback right, holding cruciform scepter in right hand. Rev. IWE/XW O/ΠΑ Β-Α John VI, nimbate on horseback right, holding cruciform scepter in right hand. DOC -. LPC p. 144, 7. PCPC 292. SB 2532. Wonderful light tone and lovely sharp strike. Hiarline flan crack, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 850
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Half Stavraton (Silver, 12.5 mm, 2.98 g, 6 h), Light (Class II) coinage, Constantinople, 1403-1425. Barred IC XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; to left, flower. Rev. ΜΑΝΟΗΛΧΟΤΟΘΟΠΙCΤΟCΒΑ Crowned bust of Manuel II facing; to left and right, pellet. DOC 1472-9. LPC p. 160, 2. PCPC 334, sigla 69. SB 2552. Toned. Minor porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 851
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Follaro (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 0.48 g, 5 h), Constantinople. IωΑ - ΔΕC Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing stemma and maniakon. Rev. Cross with a star in each angle. DOC 1394-5. LPC p. 174, 4. PCPC 351. SB 2567. Rare. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 852
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese (Billon, 15 mm, 0.57 g, 7 h), an example of the anonymous "Politikon" coinage, Constantinople, c. 1320-1350. +ΠOΛITIKON Cross pattée. Rev. Castle with gabled center and side towers; above, cross between two pellets. DOC 1209-14. LPC p. 184, 7. SB 2578. Very rare and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 853
Uncertain ruler, late 5th-6th century. Weight of 6-ounkia (Bronze, 44 mm, 160.00 g), A uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with engraved designs, and with slightly curved edges. Γᴑ S with large cross between; all engraved in outline and inlaid in silver; all within stylized wreath with ties below; below the cross and in upper left and right corners, floral ornaments. Rev. Plain with some file marks as made. Bendall 58. Dark brown patina. Earthen deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Interesting glass weight
Lot 854
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Leontios eparch, Circa 6th-7th century. Weight (Glass, 18.5 mm, 1.47 g), in the weight of a tremissis. +ΛEONTIOY Facing bust of the eparch Leontios, holding mappa with his uplifted right hand; the whole within incuse. Rev. Plain. Cf. Zacos 2996-3002. Aqua blue glass; glass weights for tremissis are quite scarce. Some deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 855
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 1 Ounce (Bronze, 24 mm, 27.68 g). Latin cross above Γ° - Α; all within wreath-like border. Rev. Plain. Lathed surfaces typical of the time period; green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unusual weight of one solidus
Lot 856
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Symeon Presbyteros, Circa 6th - 7th century. Weight of 1-nomisma (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.41 g, 1 h), a circular coin weight with plain edges. +CYMEΩNOC* around monogram of ΠPECBYTEPOC. Rev. Large Ṅo engraved. A very unusual weight, useful to distinguish full weight solidi from clipped or plated. Some adjustment marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Seal of Basil, protopatrikios
Lot 857
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, protopatrikios & strategos of the Anatolikoi, circa 7th-8th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 18.46 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend ΘΕΟΤΟKΕ BOHΘEI; in the fields, TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ . Rev. BACIΛI/Ω Α'ΠATPI'/K' CTPA' TΩ/N ANA in four lines. Possibly unpublished. A clear and boldly struck seal, bearing the rare title of protopatrikios. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 858
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, Imperial Spatharokandidatos and epi ton Deeseon, Circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 26 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h). TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend KE BOHΘEI. Rev. +BACIΛEIΩ / BCΠAΘ'KANΔ / S EΠI TΩN ΔΕ/HCEΩN / + in six lines. Zacos 1786 (but from a different bouloterion). A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 859
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros pragmateutes, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 21 mm, 6.51 g, 12 h). A pair of peacocks, turning their heads backwards to face each other. Between them floral motive. Rev. ✷/+ΘEO/ΔOPOY/ ΠPAΓM/TEYT/✷ in six lines. Seemingly unpublished. A fascinating iconographic seal with a very unusual and rare depiction. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 860
BYZANTINE SEALS. Constantine imperial protospatharios, Circa 9th - 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 23 mm, 10.78 g, 12 h). KYPIE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ around patriarchal cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. +KΩΝ/CTANTI/NΩ B,ΠPO/TOCΠA/ΘAP, in five lines. Cf. BZS.1958.106.3057. Very clear and well struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 861
BYZANTINE SEALS. Constantine, Imperial Protospatharios and epi tes Megales Hetaireias, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 20 mm, 5.14 g, 1 h). +KE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔΟYΛΩ Cross within a tressure of eight arcs bearing four fleur de lis at the internal angles. Rev. + KΩN / CTAT' B' A'C / ΠAΘ, S EΠI T / IC MEΓ, E / TEPI in five lines. BZS.1958.106.4654 corr. (obverse description). With an unusual obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 862
BYZANTINE SEALS. Gregorios, asekretis and imperial notarios, circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25.5 mm, 8.90 g, 12 h). MHP-ΘV Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, wearing chiton and maphorion, holding medallion of the young Christ. Rev. +ΘKE BΘ/ TΩ CΩ ΔO/ ΓPHΓOP, A/CHKPIT, S /B'NOTA/P in five lines. Seemingly unpublished. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 89 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 863
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros. Circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 23.5 mm, 6.91 g, 12 h). Nimbate and draped bust of youthful and beardless St. Georgios facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and small shield with which he covers his left side. Rev. +KE BO/ΘH TΩ CΩ/ ΔOYΛ' ΘEΩ/ΔΩP in four lines with linear decorations above and below. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 864
ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Pseudo-Byzantine types. Circa AH 37-55 / AD 658-675. Follis (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 3.75 g, 7 h), uncertain Syrian mint, imitating a Heraclius follis of year 14. Two imperial figures standing facing, each holding a long cross in their right hands; above, cross. Rev. Large M between A/N/N/O and X/II/II; above, cross; below, A; in exrgue KOR. SICA I. Walker, Arab-Byzantine . Album. Brown surfaces. Light corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 865
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Period of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Copper, 23 mm, 3.45 g, 7 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Hims (Emesa), type II, AH 74-80 / 693/4-699/700 AD . Bearded Caliph standing facing, placing his right hand on the hilt of his sword; around, "J li' abd Allah' abd al-Malik amir al-Mu'minin" (for the servant of God, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful). Rev. Cross transformed to Φ standing on base and three steps; in field to right, "bi-hims" (in Hims in Kufic); in field to left, star; around, "lā ilāha illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh" (There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of God). Album 3539. DOCAB 109-10. Goodwin type III. ICV 138. SICA I, 691. Walker 118-20. Nice strike and with an attractive desert patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 866
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 2.40 g, 12 h), Fruit tree type, uncertain Palestinian mint. Album B161. Zeno 118752. Nice earthen patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 867
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.97 g, 6 h), Hisn Kayfa (on the Tigris). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. Name, titles and ancestors of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and in margins. Album 1820.2. ICV 1174. S&S Type 2.1. Dark olive-green patina with earthen deposits. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 868
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirham (Bronze, 30 mm, 12.71 g, 12 h), Unlisted (Hisn Kayfa or Amid) mint, undated and imitating a solidus of Constantine II from Siscia (as Depeyrot 3/2) . VICTORIΛ COИSTΛNTINI ΛVG /SIS Victory advancing to right, holding tablet inscribed VOT/XXX. Rev. Arabic inscription in four lines. Album 1820.3. ICV 1175. S&S 3. Whelan Type V, 126-8. Brown surfaces. extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 869
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 31 mm, 14.00 g, 12 h), Hisn Kayfa or Amid mint, struck AH 556 (AD 1160/1). Bare-headed and draped half-length male bust facing slightly to left, holding globe in right hand, scepter across torso in left; abjad date to left. Rev. Arabic inscription in four lines, stating the name and titles of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan; arabesque below. Album 1820.4. ICV 1176. S&S Type 4. Cleaned brown surfaces. Porosity, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 870
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 29 mm, 17.15 g, 6 h), Hisn Kayfa or Amid mint, struck AH 556 (AD 1160/1). Bare-headed and draped half-length male bust facing slightly to left, holding globe in right hand, scepter across torso in left; abjad date to left. Rev. Arabic inscription in four lines, stating the name and titles of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan; arabesque below. Album 1820.4. ICV 1176. S&S Type 4. Dark reddish-brown patina with green overtones. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 871
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239. Half dirham (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.57 g, 12 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. Dark greenish-black patina with some areas of underlying copper showing through. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A new type or an imitation?
Lot 872
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Amir Ghazi, AH 497-528 / AD 1104-1134. Dirhem (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.80 g, 11 h). IVZIΓ / IVZIΓE / ZHC. Rev. Christ seated facing on square back throne, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Cf. Butak 104. Cf. Casanova pl. 111, 1-2. Cf. Schlumberger 3-5. Cf. Whelam Type A (all with bust of Christ instead of Christ enthroned). Unpublished! Brown patina with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 873
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Amir Ghazi, AH 497-528 / AD 1104-1134. Dirhem (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.76 g, 1 h). [IC-XC] Nimbate, facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. O MEΓA[C] / AMHPAC / AMHP ΓA/Z[HC] in four lines. Album 1237. Cf. Butak 104. Casanova pl. 111, 1-2. Wheelan Type A. Very rare and in unusually fine style for the type. Irregular flan as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 874
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Amir Ghazi, AH 497-528 / AD 1104-1134. Dirhem (Bronze, 24 mm, 2.57 g, 3 h). IC-XC Nimbate, facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. O MEΓAC / AMHPAC / AMHP ΓA/ZHC in four lines. Album 1237. Cf. Butak 104. Casanova pl. 111, 1-2. Wheelan Type A. Very rare. Usual roughness for the type, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Extremely rare Dnishmendid half dirham
Lot 875
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Amir Ghazi, AH 497-528 / AD 1104-1134. Half dirham (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.89 g, 6 h). KVPIE/ BWHΘH /AMHP in three lines. Rev. ΓΑΖΗ/ΤΟ ΓΑΝ/SMAN in three lines. Album 1237. Extremely rare with less than half a dozen examples known; among the finest known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 876
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Malik Muhammad, AH 528-536 / AD 1134-1142. Dirhem (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 6.23 g, 1 h). KAI AN/ATOΛHC / MAΧAM/AT. Rev. +/O MME/ΛHKIC Π/ACHC PΩ/MANIAC. Album 1238. Casanova pl. 111, 3-4. Tevhid 102-4. Whelan Type A. Greenish-brown patina with earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 102 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 877
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Malik Muhammad, AH 528-536 / AD 1134-1142. Fals (Bronze, 27.5 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h). +/O MME/ΛHKIC Π/ACHC PΩ/MANIAC. Rev. KAI AN/ATOΛHC / MAΧAM/ATIC . Album 1238. Casanova pl. 111, 3-4. Tevhid 102-4. Whelan Type A. Earthen-green patina. A little rough, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 878
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Malik Muhammad, AH 528-536 / AD 1134-1142. Fals (Bronze, 25 mm, 4.70 g, 6 h). +/O MME/ΛHKIC Π/ACHC PΩ/MANIAC. Rev. KAI AN/ATOΛHC / MAΧAM/AT. Album 1238. Whelan Type A, pl. 16, 2. Clear legends. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 879
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Sivas). Malik Muhammad, AH 528-536 / AD 1134-1142. Dirhem (Bronze, 30 mm, 6.48 g, 12 h), Brockage strike. Incuse of the reverse. Rev. +/O MME/ΛHKIC Π/ACHC PΩ/MANIAC. Album 1238. Casanova pl. 111, 3-4. Cf. Tevhid 102-4. Whelan Type A. Nice earthen-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 880
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). Dhu'l-Qarnayn, AH 547-557 / AD 1152-1162. Dirhem (Bronze, 27 mm, 5.90 g, 7 h), AH 553-554 (AD 1158-1159). OMEΓAC AMHPAC ΔΟΛ XAPNAI Arabic inscription in three lines, stating the name and titles of Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Rev. INΔIKTIONOC ΔEVTEPIC Crude bearded and draped male bust to right, the hair combed to the back and tied in a bun. Album 1240. Artuk 1186. Butak 110. Casanova pl. III, 10. Whelan Type A. Tevhid 117. Well struck with mostly complete legends. Cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 881
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). Dhu'l-Qarnayn, AH 547-557 / AD 1152-1162. Dirhem (Bronze, 31 mm, 7.04 g, 3 h), AH 553-554 (AD 1158-1159). OMEΓAC AMHPAC ΔΟΛ XAPNAI Arabic inscription in three lines, stating the name and titles of Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Rev. INΔIKTIONOC ΔEVTEPIC Crude bearded and draped male bust to right, the hair combed to the back and tied in a bun; c/m: uncertain Arabic inscription. Album 1240. Artuk 1186. Butak 110. Casanova pl. III, 10. Whelan Type A. Tevhid 117. Dark brown patina with lighter earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 882
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). Dhu'l-Qarnayn, AH 547-557 / AD 1152-1162. Dirhem (Bronze, 27 mm, 4.77 g, 12 h), AH 553-554 (AD 1158-1159). No discernable legend present Arabic inscription in three lines, stating the name and titles of Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Rev. Debased INΔIKTIONOC ΔEVTEPIC Crude bearded and draped male bust to right, the hair combed to the back and tied in a bun. Album 1240. Artuk 1186. Butak 110. Casanova pl. III, 10. Whelan Type A. Tevhid 117. Brown patina; engraved in very crude style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 883
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). Nasir al-Din Muhammad, first reign, AH 557-565 / AD 1162-1170. Dirhem (Bronze, 33 mm, 11.80 g, 3 h), AH 558 = 1210/1. Standing figures of emperor, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding globus cruciger and labarum, and the Theotokos, wearing maphorium over chiton, with hand raised touching crown of emperor. Rev. Name of Nasir al-Din Muhammad in four lines across fields. Album 1241.1. Artuk 1187. Butak 111. Casanova pl. IV, 1-2. Wheelan Type A. Scarce type; fine patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 884
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). Nasir al-Din Muhammad, second reign, AH 570-573 / AD 1175-1178. Dirhem (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.62 g, 3 h). Arabic inscription in three lines, stating the name and titles of Nasir al-Din Muhammad. Rev. Rider mounted on horseback right, stabbing with javelin held in right hand at serpent below. Album 1241. Casanova pl. IV, 3. Hennequin 1957. Whelan Type B. Dark reddish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 885
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.36 g, 9 h). [S/ P/Ε-TRVS] St. Peter standing facing, raising his right hand in blessing and holding cross-tipped scepter in left. Rev. Đ-S / F-Ŧ (Latin acronym of Domine salvum fac Tancredum [Lord save Tancred]) in the quarters of cross pattée. CCS 6. Metcalf 71. Schlumberger pl. V, 1. Wäckerlin 95-97. Overstruck on a follis of the same ruler (Malloy 3a. Metcalf 53. Porteous 16) with considerable amount of the undertype's reverse seen on the obverse. Cleaning marks, otherwise, good fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 886
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohemond IV, 1201-1216. Pougeoise (Copper, 16 mm, 0.83 g, 12 h), Metcalf Type D. +BOEMVNDVS Fleur-de-lis; pellets in the upper and lower quarters. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA Cross pattée, with star in each angle. CCS 71. Metcalf 472. Schlumberger pl. III, 1. Rare. Clear and with earthen highlights. Some flatness, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 887
CRUSADERS, Antioch. Raymond Roupen, 1216-1219. Denier (Billon, 18.5 mm, 1.00 g, 4 h). +:R·V·P·I·N·V·:S: Helmeted and mailed bust of Raymond Roupen to left, with chin guard, flanked by crescent and star. Rev. +°A°MTIOCNI°A° Cross pattée with crescent in second quarter. CCS 95a. Cf. Metcalf 447-50. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 102 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 888
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin I, 1098-1100. Follis (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 9.41 g, 12 h). IC -XC Nimbate and draped bust of Christ facing, with two pellets on the cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels. Rev. B-Λ/Δ-N Latin cross on two steps, with globe at the end of each arm and with a crosslet at the center. CCS 1b. Metcalf, p. 33, Class 1 var. Schlumberger pl. I, 5 corr. Wäckerlin 161. Rare and desirable type . Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 889
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.78 g). [BΑΓΔΟΙNΟC ΔΟΥ CTAΥ] Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, head to left, holding cross in his right hand and placing his left on the hilt of his sword. Rev. Cross fleuronnée set on tendrils and with pellet in each end. CCS 9a. Metcalf 109-11. Dark green patina with light earthen deposits. Cleaning marks on reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 890
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.59 g, 6 h). [BΑΓΔΟΙNΟC ΔΟΥ CTAΥ] Baldwin II, wearing armor and conical helmet, standing facing, head to left, holding cross in his right hand and placing his left on the hilt of his sword. Rev. Cross fleuronnée set on tendrils and with pellet in each end. CCS 9a. Metcalf 109-11. Dark green patina. Typical crude strike, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 891
CRUSADERS. Principality of Achaea. Guillaume II de Villehardouin, 1246-1278. Denier Tournois (Billon, 19 mm, 0.92 g, 6 h), Glarenza = modern Kyllini in Elis. +•G• PRINCEPS• around cross pattée. Rev. +✿CLARENTIA✿ Châtel tournois. CCS 9b. Metcalf, Crusades 933-6. Tzamalis Φ 59. Wonderful deep tone. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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