nomos 18
05 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 389
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tram (Silver), LOT OF SEVEN DIE LINKING TRAMS OF LEVON I,, all c. 22 mm; weighing: a, 3.02; b, 3.02; c, 2.90; d, 2.93; e, 2.84; f, 2.97; g, 2.91 g; and with varying die axes. + ԼԵԻՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ Levon King of the Armenians. Levon, crowned and wearing royal robes, seated facing on throne supported by two lions, holding cross in his right hand and lis in his left. Rev. + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈՅ by the will of God Two opposed rampant lions, with their heads turned back, flanking a patriarchal cross with a long shaft. CCA 123 ff. An attractive and interesting group, forming an interlocking die chain. Some with striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
A rare bilingual Half Tram of Hetoum I
Lot 390
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Half Tram (Silver, 18.5 mm, 1.37 g, 1 h), bilingual issue citing the Seljuq ruler Kayqubad I as overlord, 1226-1236. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross, below hose, crescent. Rev. Arabic inscription in three lines. ACV 320. Album 1214a. Bedoukian 838. Broome, Seljuqs 1102. Extremely rare. Clear and well-struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 393
ITALY. Venice. Lorenzo Celsi, 1361-1365. Ducato (Gold, 20 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h), 58th Doge. LAVR•CELSI / DVX / S•M•VENETI On the left, St. Mark standing right and presenting standard to the Doge, on the right, kneeling to left and grasping the standard with both hands. Rev. •SIT•T•XPE•DAT'•Q TV – REGIS•ISTE DVCAT' Christ standing facing within mandorla, with five stars on the right and four on the left. CNI 13 ff. Friedberg 1225. Gamberini 108. Paolucci 1. Sharply struck and most attractive. Tiny scuff, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 394
ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Andrea Contarini, 1367-1382. Ducato (Gold, 20 mm, 3.56 g, 8 h). ANDR' QTARENO / S M VENETI / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to the Doge kneeling to left. Rev. SIT• T• XRE• DAT' O'• TV REGIS• ISTE• DVCAT' Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with nine stars. CNI 42. Friedberg 1227. Paolucci 1. Carefully struck and particularly sharp. Minor scratches on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
Lot 395
ITALY. Venice. Nicolò Marcello, 1473-1474. Ducato (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.48 g, 10 h), 69th Doge. NICOL' MΛRCELL' / DVX / S•M•VENETI On the left, St. Mark standing right and presenting standard to the Doge, on the right, kneeling to left and grasping the standard with both hands. Rev. SIT•T•XPE•DAT'•Q TV - REGIS•ISTE DVCAT' Christ standing facing within mandorla, with five stars on the right and four on the left. CNI 19-25. Friedberg 1236. Gamberini 198. Paolucci 1. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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