obolos 18
21 February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
Lot 796
Anastasius I, 491-518. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.17 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. Nice style. Flan fault on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 797
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.54 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC 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 cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Edge bang at 9h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 798
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 14.5 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC 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 cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 799
Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.51 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG 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 cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Flan fault on the reverse, a few light scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 800
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.36 g, 5 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, 522-527. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin I 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 Θ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in right field, star. DOC 2h. MIBE 3. SB 56. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 801
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 5 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 522-527. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin I 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 S / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in right field, star. DOC 2f. MIBE 3. SB 56. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Published by Metcalf
Lot 802
Justin I & Justinian I, 527. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.21 g, 7 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, struck 4 April-1 August 527. D N IVSTIN ЄT IVSTINIAN P P AVG / CONOB Justin and Justinian seated facing on a double throne with straight back and crossbar, each holding globus in left hand; cross between their heads. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; star in right field. DOC 3 var (officina not recorded). Metcalf Group II, 46 (O26-H4, this coin). MIBE 2c (officina not recorded). SB 118 (officina not recorded). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 803
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 545-565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram in right hand and globus cruciger with left; in field to right, star. DOC 9h. MIB 7. SB 140. Small graffito X in obverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 804
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Ι = 10th officina, 545-565. 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 I / 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 9j. MIB 7. SB 140. Strike a little soft along the borders, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 805
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 1.51 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 806
Justinian I, 527-565. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.95 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 527-552. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian 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 17. MIBE 17. SB 143. Striking weakness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare siliqua of 250 nummi
Lot 807
Justinian I, 527-565. Siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 0.93 g, 6 h), Siliqua of 250 Nummi, Ravenna, 552-565. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Diademed and draped bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. CN within wreath. DOC 334a. MIBE 55 (Rome). Ranieri 343. SB 313. Rare. Surfaces a little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 808
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 545-565. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG A / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head turned to the right, holding scepter in right hand and globus cruciger with left. DOC 4a. MIBE 5. SB 345. Light scratch in field of reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 809
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 567-578. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG/Γ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head turned to the right, holding scepter in right hand and globus cruciger with left. DOC 4 var (officina not listed). MIBE 5. SB 345. Well-centered and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 470 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 810
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 567-578. D N IVSTINVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC E / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4d. MIB 5. SB 345. Flatly struck on right edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 811
Justin II, 565-578. Tremissis (Gold, 16.5 mm, 1.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVI / 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 13. MIB 11a. SB 353. Scrape on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 812
Justin II, 565-578. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.53 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II 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 13. MIB 11a. SB 353. Die-rust on obverse, light scratch on reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 813
Justin II, 565-578. Tremissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II 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 13. MIB 11a. SB 353. Scratched, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 814
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 583/4-602. d N mAVRC TIb P P AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing diademed and plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCC / E/CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 5e. MIBE 6. SB 478. Clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 815
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 583/4-602. dcN mAVRC TIb P P AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing diademed and plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCC / E/CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 5e. MIBE 6. SB 478. Central striking weakness, obverse die-break, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 816
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.24 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N mAVRI-CI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice to right. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG / CONOB Victory standing facing, head to left, holding wreath in right hand and globus cruciger with left. DOC 12b. MIB 17a. SB 486. Central weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 817
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.09 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbE-RI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG / CONOB Victory standing facing, head to left, holding wreath and globus cruciger. DOC 10. MIB 16a. SB 484. Scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 818
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbERI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR mAVRI AVI / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 14. MIB 20. SB 488. Edge bruises, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Extremely rare half tremissis
Lot 819
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Half Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 0.74 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbERI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTORI mAVRI AVG / CONOB Cross potent. Cf. DOC 14, MIBE 20 and SB 488 for the normal tremisses. See Sincona 37, 2017, 153 for another, and very similar, half tremissis of Maurice, along with an interesting note on half tremisses in general. Extremely rare. Crudely struck. Crinkly flan, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 820
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long, rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 10h. MIB 9. SB 620. Light scuff on obverse, striking weakness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 821
Phocas, 602-610. Semissis (Gold, 18.5 mm, 2.16 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 607-610. D N FOCAS PER AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVCC / CONOB Victory advancing to right, turning her head to left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC -. MIB 24. SB 631A. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 822
Phocas, 602-610. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.17 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 607-610. D N FOCAS PER AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ / CONOB Victory advancing to right, turning her head to left, holding wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 16. MIB 25. SB 631. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 823
Phocas, 602-610. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 607-610. d N FOCAS PER AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right diadem. Rev. VICTORI FOCAS AVC / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 19. MIB 27. SB 634. Some striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 824
Phocas, 602-610. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 607-610. d N FOCAS PER AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORI FOCAS AVG / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 19. MIB 27. SB 634. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 825
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 610-613. d N hERACLI-US PP AVC Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3b. MIB 5. SB 731. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 826
Heraclius, 610-641. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.22 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 610-613. dN hERACLI - US PP AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E Cross potent on globe. DOC 51b. MIB 71a. SB 784. Well-centered. Die-shift on obverse and die-rust, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 827
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 16.5 mm, 1.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 610-613. ...nHRACLI - PERP A... Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53d.2 (barbarous style). SB 786. Possibly a contemporary imitation. Slightly crinkled, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 828
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 5 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, 616-625. 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. VICTORIA AVCU E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13d. MIB 11. SB 738. Die-break on obverse, reverse softly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 829
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 13 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Carthage, indictional year 4 = 615-616. D N ERACLIO ET ERA CONS PP Δ Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / Δ/CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 206. MIB 84a. SB 867. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 351 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 830
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 13.5 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Carthage, Indictional year S = 6 = 617/618. D N ERACLIO ET ERA CONS PP S Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both crowned and draped; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG / S/CONOB Cross potent on base and two steps. DOC 208. MIB 84a. SB 867. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 831
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 632-635. 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 A / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, Heraclian monogram. DOC 33a. MIB 39. SB 758. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 832
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Hexagram (Silver, 23.5 mm, 6.71 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 632-635. dd NN hERACLIЧS ET hERA CONST P P A Enthroned draped and facing figures of Heraclius, larger and on the left, with a simple cross-topped crown, a short beard, and holding a globus in his right hand, and of Heraclius Constantine, smaller and on the right, with a simple cross-topped crown and holding a globus in his right hand; between their heads, cross. Rev. dEЧS AdIЧTA ROmANIS Cross potent on globe and three steps; in right field, K. DOC 64. MIB 140. SB 798. Well-centered. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 833
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, indictional year IB = 12 = 638/639. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, monogram of IB. DOC 41 var (officina not listed). MIB 48. SB 767. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Early small portrait issue
Lot 834
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 641-646/7. d N CONSTANTINЧS PP AVC Crowned and draped bust of Constans II facing, beardless and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1b. MIB 3b. SB 938. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 835
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 649/50-651/2. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC (16c). MIB 20. SB 953. Legends a little softly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 836
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Δ = 4th officina, 651-654. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19d. MIB 23. SB 956. Striking weakness along the edges, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 837
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS T P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ S Cross potent on globe. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. Light marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 838
Constans II, 641-668. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧI / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 45. MIB 51. SB 984. Considerable striking weakness, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 839
Constans II, 641-668. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 45. MIB 51. SB 984. Scratches and attempted puncture, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Bearded portrait
Lot 840
Constans II, 641-668. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 45. MIB 51. SB 984. With an unusual "bearded" portrait. Light scratch in obverse field, struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 841
Constans II, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 23 mm, 6.63 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 641-647. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned facing bust of Constans II, beardless, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger. Rev. DEЧS AdIЧTA ROMANIS Cross potent set on globe and three steps. DOC 48. MIB 142. SB 989. Good centering. Light scratches and marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 842
Constans II, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 22 mm, 5.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 648-651/2. d N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AV Crowned facing bust of Constans II, bearded, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger. Rev. DEЧS AdIЧTA ROMANIS Cross potent set on globe and three steps. DOC 50. MIB 144. SB 991. Toned. about very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 843
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.24 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 661-663. d N CONS-TAN Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30f. MIB 31. SB 964. Minor striking weakness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 844
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 661-663. d N CONS-TNAI Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30f. MIB 31. SB 964. Light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lacking the indictional date
Lot 845
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 12 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Carthage, no indictional year indicated. D N CONTAN[...] Draped facing busts of Constans II, bearded and holding globus cruciger, and Constantine IV, beardless, each wearing crown topped with cross; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AЧ /CONOB Cross potent on three steps. Cf. DOC 118-21. Cf. MIB 66. Cf. SB 1039. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 846
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.25 g), Constantinople, H = 8th officina, c. 674-681. d N COI t ANЧS PP L Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing slightly to right, with short beard, holding spear over shoulder and shield; helmet with crest and plume. Rev. VICTORA AVSЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on three steps flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, both wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. DOC 8d. MIB 7a. SB 1156. A couple of minor scratches and scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 847
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Hexagram (Silver, 20 mm, 5.71 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 674-681. d N COIANЧS P Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing slightly to right, with short beard, holding spear over shoulder in right hand and shield with left; helmet with frontal plume. Rev. Blundered legend Cross potent on globe and three steps flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, both wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger. DOC 25. MIB 67. SB 1170. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
The first coin type with Christ's portrait
Lot 848
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIVM 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 IЧSTINI-ANЧ-S SERЧ ChRISTI Θ / CONO-P 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. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 849
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.08 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D IЧSTINI-ANЧS PE AV Crowned bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S Cross potent on globe. DOC 9. MIB 11. SB 1251. Rare. A bit unevenly struck, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 850
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.14 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 687-692. D IЧSTINIA-NЧS PE AV Crowned bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S Cross potent on base. DOC 9. MIB 11. SB 1251. Struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 851
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Tremissis (Gold, 16.5 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 687-692. D IЧSTINIA-NЧS PE AV Crowned bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 13. MIB 15. SB 1255. Flan slightly wavy, minor deposits and a few light marks. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Scarce Leontius semissis
Lot 852
Leontius, 695-698. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.11 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D LEO N PE AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on globe. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 1332. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 853
Leontius, 695-698. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D LEON PP AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ S /CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 4. MIB 5. SB 1333. Partial flat strike, light scratches and deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 854
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.11 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D TIbERI-ЧS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႷS / CONOB Cross potent on globe. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 1362. Slightly wavy flan, scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 855
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d TIbERI - VS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius facing, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield ornamented with a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 4. MIB 8. SB 1363. Light deposits, scuffs in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Second instance of Christ's portrait on coinage
Lot 856
Justinian II, with Tiberius, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.35 g, 5 h), Constantinople. d N IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM Bust of Christ facing, with short, curly hair and a short beard, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; behind, cross. Rev. d N IЧSTINIANЧS ET TIbERIЧS PP A' Crowned half-length figures of Justinian II, on left, and Tiberius, as a child not an infant, on right, both wearing chlamys and holding between them, in their right hands, a cross potent on two steps. DOC 2b. MIB 2b. SB 1415. Obverse strike a touch soft, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3500 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 857
Justinian II, with Tiberius, second reign, 705-711. Tremissis (Gold, 19 mm, 1.40 g), Constantinople. d N IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM Bust of Christ facing, with short, curly hair and a short beard, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; behind, cross. Rev. d N IЧSTINIANЧS ET TIbERIЧS P Crowned half-length figures of Justinian II, on left, and Tiberius, as a child not an infant, on right, both wearing chlamys and holding between them, in their right hands, a cross potent on two steps. DOC 6. MIB 6b. SB 1421. Oblong flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Sole reign solidus of Leo III
Lot 858
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 717-720. dND LEO - N P A MЧL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe in right hand and akakia in left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. Füeg 1.B.9. MIB 1. SB 1502. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 859
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Semissis (Gold, 17.5 mm, 2.18 g, 6 h), Constantinople. dNO LEON P A MCL Crowned and draped facing bust of Leo III, holding globus cruciger cross in right hand and anexikakia in left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧS Cross potent on globe. DOC 8. MIB 3. SB1505. Pierced in antiquity for use as jewelry, scratch on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 860
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 731-733. d NO LЄON PA MЧ Crowned and draped facing bust of Leo, holding globus cruciger in his right hand an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTINЧS Crowned and draped facing bust of Constantine, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7a. Füeg 6.B.3. SB 1504. Light scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 861
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 742-745. d LЄON P A MЧL Crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTINЧΘC Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1. Füeg 2.C.4. SB 1550. A pleasing example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 862
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 725-732. d N D LEO-N P A MЧ Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONST-ANTINЧS M Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on base in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 16. SB 1508. Scratches and puncture on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 863
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Semissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.82 g, 5 h), Syracuse. C N LEON P A M Crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in right hand and akakia with left. Rev. C N CON P A M Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent on globus in right hand and akakia with left; in right field, I (faint). DOC 47. Sb 1526. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 864
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 745-750. d LЄON P A MЧL Crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTINЧΘC Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1. Füeg 3.C.2. SB 1550. Double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 865
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV, 741-775. Tremissis (Gold, 14 mm, 1.22 g, 5 h), Syracuse, 751-775. d N D LEO-N P A MЧ Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONST-ANTINЧ M Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on base in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 16. SB 1567. Tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 866
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 21 mm, 2.03 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 776-780. ҺISЧS XRIS-TЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ/ S COҺST/AҺTIҺE E/ C ΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3. SB 1585. Toned. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 867
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 21 mm, 1.41 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 776-780. IҺSЧS XRIS-TЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ/ S COҺST/AҺTIҺE E/ C ΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS • in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3. SB 1585. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 868
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Miliaresion (Silver, 20 mm, 1.37 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 776-780. ҺSЧS XRIS-TЧS ҺICA Cross potent on base and three steps, all within triple circle of dots. Rev. LЄOҺ/ S COҺST/AҺTIҺE E/ C ΘЄЧ ЬA/SILIS in five lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 3. SB 1585. Scratches on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 869
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ-VS S ЄΓΓOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS B (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.C.2. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
The empress Irene
Lot 870
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 787-790. + COnSTAnTInOS CA SIΔ' Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless and smaller, on the left, wearing chlalmys, and Irene, larger and on the right, wearing loros and holding cross-tipped scepter; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. S InIRI AVΓ'AV MITRA' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC -. Füeg C.2/Ir.2. SB 1592. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 871
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 780-790. S IRInI AVΓ MA... Crowned equal sized and facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless, on the left, wearing chlalmys and holding cross on globe, and Irene, on the right, wearing loros and holding cross on globe; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. COnSTAnTInOS C' b' Δ' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 1. Füeg C.2.7. SB 1593. Striking weakness. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 872
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Miliaresion (Silver, 29.5 mm, 2.06 g, 1 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRIS-TUS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. COhS/TAhTIhO/S S IRINI E/C ΘEЧ bA/SILIS+ in five lines within triple dotted circle. DOC 4. SB 1595. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 873
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Miliaresion (Silver, 21 mm, 2.18 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRIS-TUS NICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. COhS/TAhTIhO/S S IRINI E/C ΘEЧ bA/SILIS in five lines within triple dotted circle. DOC 4. SB 1595. Lamination flaw on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 874
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 803-811. •nICIFOROS bASILЄ’ Crowned and bearded bust of Nicephorus I facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dЄSPOI 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. Füeg 2.A.2. SB 1604. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 875
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 803-811. •nICIFOROS bASILE’ Crowned and bearded bust of Nicephorus I facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dЄSPOI 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. Füeg 2.B.3. SB 1604. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 876
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. · LЄOh bASILEЧ' Crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left; in left field, pellet. Rev. CONSTAhT' dESP' E Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 2a. Füeg 2.B.1. SB 1627. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 877
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Miliaresion (Silver, 23.5 mm, 2.10 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRI-STUS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps; around, triple border of dots. Rev. +LEON/ S CONSTAh/TIh E EC ΘEЧ/ bASILIS RO/MAIOh in five lines within three borders of dots. DOC 4. SB 1628. Well-centered and boldly struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 878
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Miliaresion (Silver, 24.5 mm, 2.01 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRI-STUS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps; around, triple border of dots. Rev. +LEON/ S CONSTAh/TIh E EC ΘEЧ/ bASILIS RO/MAIOh in five lines within three borders of dots. DOC 4. SB 1628. Hairline flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 879
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Solidus (Gold, 12 mm, 3.83 g, 5 h), Syracuse. ΘE-OFILO bA Crowned facing bust of Michael, wearing loros, holding cross potent in his right hand. Rev. mI-XAHL Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 14. SB 1645. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 880
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Solidus (Gold, 12 mm, 3.60 g, 6 h), Syracuse. ΘE-OFILO Crowned facing bust of Michael, wearing loros, holding cross potent in his right hand. Rev. mI-XAHL Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 14. SB 1645. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 881
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Tremissis (Gold, 14 mm, 1.23 g, 6 h), Syracuse. MIX AHΛ bA Crowned facing bust of Michael II, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. ΘE OFILIb Facing bust of Leo III, crowned, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 18. SB 1650. Well-struck and clear, on a short, as usual flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 882
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 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 COhSThTIҺ' 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. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 883
Theophilus, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 14 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 829 - 830/1. ΘEΟϜΙLΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing loros, holding cross potent in his right hand. Rev. ΘEΟϜΙLΟS Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 24. SB 1670. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 884
Michael III "the Drunkard", 842-867. Tremissis (Electrum, 13 mm, 1.55 g, 5 h), Syracuse, 856-866. MI-XAHL Ε Crowned facing bust of Michael, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger with partiarchal cross in his right hand. Rev. MI-XAHΛ Crowned facing bust of Michael, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger with partiarchal cross in his right hand. DOC 10. SB 1695. Rose gold. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 885
Michael III "the Drunkard", 842-867. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.10 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent set on three steps. Rev. + MIXA / HL EC ΘEU / PISTOS bA / SILEUS RO / mAIOҺ in five lines. DOC 6. SB 1691. Light scratches and porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 886
Michael III "the Drunkard", 842-867. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.07 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent set on three steps. Rev. + MIXA / HL EC ΘEU / PISTOS bA / SILEUS RO / mAIOҺ in five lines. DOC 6. SB 1691. Edge chips, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 887
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 871-886. +IhS XPS REX RGENANTIЧM ✱ 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.C.1. SB 1704. A few minor metal flaws and edge crimp, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 888
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 867-870. +IhS XPS 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.A.2. SB 1704. Minor marks and very slightly double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Very rare Leo VI and Constantine VII solidus
Lot 889
Leo VI the Wise, with Constantine VII, 886-912. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 908-912. + IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Christ Pantokrator, nimbate, seated facing on throne with curved back, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with left. Rev. LEOh ET COhSTAnT' AЧGG' ROm' Leo and Constantine standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros decorated with a cross at end, each holding a globus cruciger and, together, holding a patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. Füeg 3.B.1. SB 1725. Very rare. A few peck marks in the central area of the reverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 890
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 9.66 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEOh BAS-ILEVS ROm' Crowned bust of Leo VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding akakia in his right hand. Rev. + LЄOҺ/ ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Pitting and partially cleaned, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Good eye-appeal
Lot 891
Romanus I with Christopher, 924-931. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧM✶ Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ROmAn' ET XPISTOFO' AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Romanos Lecapinos, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Christophorus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe. DOC 7. Füeg 7.A.1. SB 1745. Well-centered. Minor scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 892
Romanus I with Christopher, 924-931. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧM✶ Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ROmAn' ET XPISTOFO AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Romanos Lecapinos, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Christophorus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe; above cross, pellet. DOC 7. Füeg 7.A.1. SB 1745. Scratches, probably holed and plugged, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 893
Romanus I with Christopher, 924-931. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧM✶ Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ROmAn' ET XPISTOFO AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Romanos Lecapinos, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Christophorus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe; above cross, pellet. DOC 7. Füeg 7.B.2. SB 1745. Face of Christ flatly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 894
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, Stephen, and Constantine , 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 24 mm, 2.92 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 931-944. IhSЧS XRI-STЧS hICA Cross potent on three steps; oval medallion with bearded bust of Romanus at center; in the field R/W-m/A; all within triple border with four equally spaced pellets. Rev. +/+ ROMAhO,/ CONSTAhT,/ STEFAhOS/ CE COhSTA,/ Eh X'Ω b' R' /+ in seven lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 20. SB 1755. Lightly toned. A few light scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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