nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 352
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to left, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4. SB 3. Sharp, clear and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 353
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC S / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to left, star. DOC 3f. MIBE 4. SB 3. Sharp and clear. A few minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 354
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder; no visible diadem ends. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long rho-topped cross; to left, star. DOC 7a. MIB 7. SB 5. Bright, sharp and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 355
Justinian I, 527-565. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 41 mm, 22.63 g, 7 h), Constantinople, RY 12 = 538/539. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / O - XII / CON Large M; above, cross; below, Γ. DOC 37c. MIB 95a. SB 163. A spectacular, lovely, well-struck example; perfectly centered on a very broad flan and with a fine dark green patina. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 356
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 542-565. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG E / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by a christogram in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 9e. MIB 7. SB 140. Sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 357
Justin II, 565-578. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 13. MIB 11. SB 353. Sharp and clear. Very slightly wavy flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 358
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 8th officina, 579-582. d M TIb CONSTANT P P AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI A AVCC Η / CONOB Cross potent on base and four steps. DOC 4h. MIB 4. SB 422. A superb piece, lustrous, well-struck and well-centered. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 359
Kosmas Illustrius. Circa 550-650. Seal (Lead, 26 mm, 12.61 g, 12 h). KOCMΑ in cruciform arrangement with the C meant to be read twice; with two 8-rayed stars above and below. Rev. S within large U; above, below and to left and right, 8-rayed star. Dumbarton Oaks BZS.1951.31.5.2922. Zacos I 1359. Sharp and most attractive. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 360
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Ɛ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10e. MIBE 9. SB 620. Well-centered and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 361
Phocas, 602-610. Heavy 1/8 Siliqua (Silver, 11 mm, 0.43 g, 5 h), Ravenna. D N FOCA - S P P AVC Diademed and draped bust of Phocas to right, unbearded and with a cross at the top of the diadem. Rev. ΦΚ within wreath. BMC 160. DOC 130a. MIBE 58a. Paris 2. Rare. Very well struck. Slightly ragged flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 362
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, indiction year 9 = 635/6. From left to right, Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, Θ (= 9). DOC 34. MIB 40. SB 759. Struck on a very broad flan and with a splendidly centered obverse. Reverse slightly double struck and with a tiny scratch, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 363
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 648-651. d N CONSTAN – TINYS P P AV Draped bust of Constans facing, with a short beard and a simple crown with a cross, and holding a globus cruciger with his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA – AYGY ΘS / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, C. Anastasi 95a. DOC 154a. MIB 85. S 1073. Spahr 64. Rare. Lustrous, well-struck and most attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 364
Constans II, 641-668. 12 Nummi (Bronze, 20 mm, 9.71 g, 7 h), possibly overstruck on an Alexandrian potin tetradrachm of the 260s-270s, Alexandria, late 645-May 646. Squat figure of the crowned and draped emperor standing facing, holding along cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. Cross potent on globe between I B; in exergue, ΑΛΕΞ. DOC 105. MIB 189. SB 1027. Rare. Clear and with a dark green and reddish-brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 365
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), class III, Constantinople, 6th officina, 674-681. d N COSN TNUS P 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 adorned with a depiction of a horseman spearing his fallen enemy. Rev. VICTOR• AVGV S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing figures of Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right; both crowned, wearing a chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in their right hands. DOC 10e. MIB 7a. SB 1156. Sharply struck and very clear. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 366
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 681-685. P CONSTANUS 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 AVGV B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 12(b). MIB 10. SB 1157. Elegant and well struck. Very minor striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 367
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIuM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI Θ / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7g. MIB 8a. SB 1248. Attractive and clear. Slightly weakly struck obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 368
Leontius, 695-698. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina. D LEO - N PE AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, holding akakia in his upraised right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVϚU Θ /CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1h. MIB III 1. Sb 1330. A brilliant, sharp example. Very slight doubling on the obverse and some striking flatness, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 369
Theodosius III of Adramytium, 715-717. Hexagram (Silver, 21 mm, 3.18 g, 6 h), struck from solidus dies, Constantinople, 715. d N ThEOdO-SIЧS MЧL A' Crowned facing bust of Theodosius II, wearing loros, holding a globe surmounted by patriarchal cross with an X at the intersection in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AЧSЧ I/ CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2 note. MIB 12. SB 1491. Extremely rare. With clear traces of overstriking on a hexagram of Anastasius II, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 370
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. (Silver, 18 mm, 3.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 4th officina, 717-720. ɁNd LEO - N - [P]A [MЧL] Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTOR[IA - AVgЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 20a. Füeg 2.2. MIB 23. SB 1511. Very rare, toned and sharp. Struck on a small and irregular flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Lot 371
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III, 741-775. Tremissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.27 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 741-744. [d] NO L [...] Facing bust of Leo III, crowned, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. dN C[...] Facing bust of Constantine V, crowned, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Anastasi 417. DOC -. Sb -. Rare. Sharply struck on a relatively broad flan. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 372
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.76 g, 6 h), Syracuse, c. 797/8. IREN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, the two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a triangle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. SB 1601. Spahr 340. Same dies as Triton XX, (2017) 1088. Extremely rare, beautifully struck on a very broad flan with all details clearly on the coin. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7000 CHF
Estimate: 5500 CHF
Lot 373
Nicephorus I, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), uncertain Sicilian mint, probably Syracuse, 802-803. hI-FOROS bAS Bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. IhSUS XRIS - TUS hICA X Cross potent on base and three steps; to left and right, C I. Anastasi -. DOC -. Roma 5, 2013, 945 (same dies). SB -. Spahr -. Extremely rare, sharp and struck on a full flan: an exceptionally fine example. Very minor die rust and marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
With a most interesting recut on the inscription
Lot 374
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 803-811. nICIFOROS bASILЄ’ Crowned, bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dЄSPO'X Crowned, beardless and facing bust of Stauracius, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 2c. SB 1604. A superb, sharp and strongly struck fresh solidus with traces of the original mint luster. Some very tiny scratches and pits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 375
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 3.77 g, 6 h), uncertain Sicilian mint, probably Syracuse, 803-810 (but probably c. December 803-early 804). n - ICFORo Bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a loros, and holding a cross potent in his right hand. Rev. ST - AURAC Facing, beardless, bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi -. DOC -. Spahr -. S -. But see Numismatica Ars Classica 75, 2013, 697 for another example, struck from the same dies. Extremely rare. A very sharply struck and attractive coin. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 4600 CHF
Estimate: 3750 CHF
Lot 376
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.24 g, 7 h), Syracuse, 810-811. [N-]I-FoRos bA Bearded, facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. ST['A Is Δ] Beardless, facing bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi 468 var. (inscription). DOC -. SB 1608 var. (Nicephoros wearing a loros). Extremely rare, sharply struck. Some flan faults and struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 377
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 23 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 989-1001. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with a cross of five pellets in each arm, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI b On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; holding between them a long patriarchal cross crosslet. DOC 3c. SB 1797. Sharply struck and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 378
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 25 mm, 4.43 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1001-1025. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhm Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with two crescents in the upper quarters, his right hand raised in blessing and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI b On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; both holding plain cross between them. DOC 6a. SB 1800. Sharply struck, clear and unusually nice. Some very slight double-striking on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 379
Anonymous Folles, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 976-1025. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.29 g, 7 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMA-NOVHΛ/ IC XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing dotted cross nimbus and with five pellets in the arms, right hand raised in blessing, left holding book. Rev. + IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines; above and below, floral decoration. DOC A2.39. SB 1813. A well struck and unusually clear example with a wonderful chocolate brown patina. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 380
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 34 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), first series, Constantinople, 1118-1122. IC – XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised, seated facing on throne. Rev. +Ιω ΔCCΠΟΤΗ - ΘV ΜΗΡ Half-length facing figures of the emperor, on the left, wearing stemma, divitsion and loros, and, on the right, Virgin, nimbate and wearing tunic and maphorion, holding long patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1a. SB 1938. A very clear and detailed example. Some very minor krinkling and marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 325 CHF
Lot 381
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.16 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 1160-1164. ΙC - ΧC Christ Pantocrator, nimbate and enrobed, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels with his left; in field to left and right, star. Rev. MA-N-VHΛ - O/ ΘЄ/O/Δ/ω/P/OC Manuel and St. Theodore standing facing, both holding a sword in their outer hand, and holding a long patriarchal cross set on a globe between them. DOC 4b. SB 1959. Toned, very clearly and very well struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 382
Gilialmos (Guillaume), Patrikios and Strategos, 2nd half of the 11th century. Seal (Lead, 24 mm, 12.71 g, 12 h). ΜΑΡ - ΘV The Theotokos, nimbate, seated facing on a high-backed throne, holding a medallion bearing the bust of the infant Jesus on her lap. Rev. +ΘKE RO / HΘ TO CO OI / KETH ΓHΛH / AΛMO ΠPI / S CTPATH / Γω in six lines. Istanbul 2.238 (same dies?, but partially damaged). Nicely centered, clear and well-preserved. Very rare in the name of a Byzantine official of western-European origin. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 383
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.17 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers. Rev. On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on right, holding scroll; between emperor and Christ, fleur-de-lis. DOC -. PCPC 4, sigla 6. SB 2242. A particularly attractive piece; for the issue, sharply struck and with an unusually clear obverse. Slightly off-center as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 384
Uncertain ruler, late 5th-6th century. Weight of 6-ounkia (Bronze with inlaid Copper and Silver, 43x44x8 mm, 157.00 g), A uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with engraved designs, and with slightly curved edges. The upper surface is highly ornamented with engraved and inlaid designs: at the center, on a double line base enriched with garlands below, are the facing busts of two nimbate, crowned and draped imperial figures, their faces inlaid with silver and their robes with copper; around the busts is an inlaid copper laurel wreath with inlaid silver ornaments at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock; in each of the two upper corners of the weight is an engraved flower with an inlaid silver center; in the bottom left corner is the inlaid silver letter Γ° (= ounkia = unciae), and in the bottom right corner the inlaid silver letter S (= six). Rev. Plain with some file marks as made. Apparently unpublished as a 6-ounkia, but for a 3-ounkia, that is surely from the same workshop, see LHS 102, 2008, 473. Cf. MAH 19 (ascribed to Constantinople, 525-535). Extremely rare. The reverse and the edges nearly as found, with areas of green and red patina; the top surface cleaned to reveal the design with its original colors of golden-brown (bronze), red (copper), and shiny grey (silver). A remarkable example of late Roman - early Byzantine metal work. Some light pitting on the upper bronze surfaces, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 385
Uncertain ruler, late 5th-6th century. Weight of 3-ounkia (Bronze with inlaid Copper and Silver, 30x32x8 mm, 79.99 g), A uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with engraved designs, and with slightly curved edges. Two nimbate emperors standing facing, both wearing military dress: the one on the left holds a spear in his right hand and rests his left on a shield at his feet, the one on the right holds a spear in his left hand and rests his right on his shield; between their heads, cross; to left, Γ° (= ounkia, and to right, Γr = 3). Inlaid with silver: cross, letters and the emperors' faces, hands, legs, belts and shield bosses; inlaid in copper: the emperors' sleeves, cloaks and boots. Rev. Plain with some file marks as made. MAH 77. Cf. MzK 73, 22 April 1992, 81 (2 ounkia and Winterthur 2, 11 May 2018, 347 (2 ounkia - described as a 'coin' weight in error). Very rare. Attractive, clear and very well preserved. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 386
Uncertain ruler, late 5th-6th century. (Bronze, 13x13x2 mm, 1.32 g), A uniface, square commercial or coin weight, its top ornamented with engraved designs, and with slightly curved edges. Facing busts of two crowned and draped imperial figures, their faces and one hand inlaid with silver, and their robes partially inlaid with red copper. Rev. Plain with some file marks as made. Bendall 106. Cf. Roma eSale 47, 2018, 905. Triton XXI, 2018, 874, 2. Rare. Well-preserved and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 387
Uncertain ruler, late 5th-6th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze inlaid with silver, 28x28x5 mm, 53.78 g), uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with an engraved design, silver inlays, and with flat edges. Long Latin cross between Γ° - Β; all within a wreath of laurel, with an annulet at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°. Rev. Plain but with some traces of adjustment marks. Kiraç 3, pt. 2, 93-94. MAH 89, 93-94, 100, passim. An attractive example with a green patina. Silver inlays on the cross and the numerals mostly corroded away, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 388
Uncertain ruler, circa 5th-7th century. (Bronze inlaid with silver, 27x27x5 mm, 44.74 g). Ν° Ι with a square frame formed by a cable border; traces of silver inlays in both letters. Rev. Plain. Apparently unpublished. An extremely rare denomination. With a lovely dark green patina and with deposits as found on the edges and reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 350 CHF
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