obolos 18
21 February 2021
Webauction
The Trausnitz Collection
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
Very rare issue
Lot 895
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 921-923. +IhS XPS REX REႺNANTIႷM✳ Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising right hand in benediction and, with his left hand, holding Book of Gospels on his left knee. Rev. ROmAn’ ЄT COnSτAnτ’ AЧςς’ Ь’ Crowned facing busts of Romanus on left, with slight beard and wearing loros, and Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 4. Füeg 4. SB 1746. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 896
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 950-955. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT' CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG b R Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15. Füeg 15.C.4. SB 1751. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 897
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 947-950. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIVm' Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT'S CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG b Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15. Füeg 15.B.6. SB 1751. Surface marks and scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 898
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.12 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 950-955. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT' CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG b R Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15. Füeg 15.C.1. SB 1751. Attempted puncture on obverse, a few light scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 899
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 18.5 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 946-947. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT' CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG b R' Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15. Füeg 15A.2. SB 1751. Scratches and mount mark on reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 900
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.68 g, 11 h), Constantinople, 945-959. IhSЧS XRI - STЧS nICA Cross potent, with crosslet at each extremity and with X at the intersection, on base and three steps, with globe below; around, triple border of dots with pellets. Rev. +COhST’T’ / ΠORFVROG’ / CE ROmAhO / Eh X’ωEVSEb. / b’RωmEOh within three borders of dots with pellets. DOC 21. SB 1757. Scattered porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 901
Nicephorus II Phocas, with Basil II, 963-969. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 22 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 963-964. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIhm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with two pellets on the upper arm and three in the others, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. NICHFOP' CE bASIL' AVςς I R' Crowned facing busts of Nicephorus II, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Basil II, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross, set on globe. DOC 1. Füeg 1. SB 1776. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Pleasing example
Lot 902
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 21 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 965-967. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Draped bust of Christ Pantocrator, bearded and with a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with his left. Rev. +θEOTOC’b’Hθ’hICHF dESP On the left, half-length figure of the Virgin facing, between Μ Θ; on the right, half-length figure of Nicephorus II; holding between them patriarchal cross with pellet on the shaft. DOC 4. Füeg 3.B.1. SB 1778. Lightly toned. A few marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 903
Nicephorus II Phocas, 963-969. Miliaresion (Silver, 21.5 mm, 2.64 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSUS XRI-STUS nICA✱ Cross potent, crosslet, on globe and two steps; at the center, medallion of four lobes bearing a bearded facing bust of Nicephorus II Phocas flanked by n-C/I-F; all within a triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. + nICHF,/ ЄҺ X'ω AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄЬ'/ ЬASILЄVS/ RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 6. SB 1781. Some rubbing and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 904
John I Zimisces, 969-976. Histamenon (Gold, 21 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 973-976. +IhS XIS REX REgNANTIhm Draped bust of Christ Pantocrator, bearded and with a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with his left. Rev. ΘEOTOC bOHΘ’IW dESP On the left, crowned facing bust of John I wearing loros and holding a patriarchal cross with his left hand; to right, nimbate, draped facing bust of the Virgin, touching John’s crown with her right hand; above, hand of God; above the Virgin’s head, ΜΘ. DOC 3. Füeg 4.C. SB 1785. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 905
John I Zimisces (Tsimisces), 969-976. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 3.13 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSЧS XRI-STЧS NICA✱ Cross crosslet on globe and two steps; oval medallion with crowned and bearded bust of John Zimisces at center; in the field I/W-A/N; all within triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. +IωAҺH/ ЄҺ Xω AVTO/CRAT' ЄVSЄb'/ bASILЄVS / RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 7b. SB 1792. Scratch in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 906
John I Zimisces (Tsimisces), 969-976. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 2.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhSЧS XRI-CTЧS NICA✱ Cross potent on globe and two steps; oval medallion with crowned and bearded bust of John Zimisces at center; in the field I/W-A/N; all within triple border with eight equally spaced pellets. Rev. +IωAҺH/ ЄҺ Xω AVTO/CRAT' ЄVSЄb'/ bASILЄVS / RωMAIω' in five lines, within triple border adorned with eight equally spaced pellets. DOC 7b. SB 1792. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Rare nimbus
Lot 907
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 23 mm, 4.34 g, 7 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 (3ff). SB 1797. Very rare with five pellets in each arm of the cross nimbus. A few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 908
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Miliaresion (Silver, 24 mm, 2.50 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 977-989. En TOVTω nICA T' bASILEI C CωnST' Patriarchal cross crosslet, with pellet in crescent at the middle, on globe at the base with four steps; to left, crowned facing bust of Basil II, bearded and wearing loros; to right, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; triple linear border. Rev. + bASIL' / C CωnSTAn /ΠORFVROG' / ΠISTOI bAS' / RωMAIω' and with an ornament above and below; all within triple linear border. DOC 17b. SB 1810. Flan a little ragged, scratches on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 909
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 26 mm, 4.40 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 CONStANTIhVm On left, crowned bust of Basil II facing, wearing chlamys; on right, crowned bust of Constantine VIII, wearing ornamented robe; together holding plain cross between them. DOC 6a. SB 1800. A few minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 910
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 26.5 mm, 4.18 g, 6 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 CONStANTIh 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. Holed and plugged, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 911
Constantine VIII, 1025-1028. Histamenon (Gold, 24.5 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. + CWnSTAnTIn BASILEUS ROM Constantine VIII facing, wearing crown, collar piece and loros, holding akakia in his left hand and cross-topped labarum in his right. DOC 1. SB 1815. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Virgin without nimbus
Lot 912
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 22 mm, 4.52 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. ΘCΕ bΟΗΘ RωΜΑnω / M Θ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1a. SB 1820. Extremely rare with the Virgin lacking a nimbus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 913
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + ΙhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. Θ CE ΒΟΗΘ ΡωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with four pellets in the end), holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1d. SB 1819. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 914
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + ΙhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. Θ CE ΒΟΗΘ ΡωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with six pellets in the end), holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1b. SB 1819. Well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 915
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 23.5 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + ΙhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantocrator seated facing on throne, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. Θ CE ΒΟΗΘ ΡωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with four pellets in the end), holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowning the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1d. SB 1819. Struck a little off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 555 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 916
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27.5 mm, 4.38 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, his right hand raised in benediction and holding book in his left. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Perfect centering. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 917
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28.5 mm, 4.40 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhC XIS REX RESNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross nimbus, his right hand raised in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +CωnSTAnT bASILEuS RM Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1829. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 918
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Miliaresion (Silver, 25 mm, 2.22 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +ΔЄCΠOI NA CWZOIC / MHP ΘΥ Τhe Virgin, orans and nimbate, standing facing on footstool, wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev. ЄYCЄBH MONOMAXON Constantine, in military attire, standing facing, holding long cross in right hand, and scabbard containing sword with left. DOC 7a. SB 1834. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 919
Isaac I Comnenus, 1057-1059. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne; raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. +ICAAKIOC RACIΛEVC ΡωM’ Emperor standing facing, crowned, wearing armor and cloak, and holding his scabbard with his left hand and his drawn sword with his right. DOC 2. SB 1843. Bold strike. Graffito in reverse field, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 920
Isaac I Comnenus, 1057-1059. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX RCNANTIhM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne; raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels with his left. Rev. +ICAAKIOC RACIΛEVC ΡωM’ Emperor standing facing, crowned, wearing armor and cloak, and holding a labarum with his right hand and resting his left on the hilt of his sheathed sword. DOC 1. SB 1844. Clear and attractive. Minor faults and scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 921
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1059-1062. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. +KѠN RAC O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1a. SB 1847. Well-centered. A few whispy scratches on edge of reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 922
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Tetarteron (Gold, 19 mm, 4.03 g, 6 h), Constantinople. ΜΗΡ - ΘV Nimbate bust of the Virgin, orans, facing. Rev. KѠN RACIΛ O ΔVK Crowned facing bust of the emperor, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in right hand and akakia in left. DOC 3a. SB 1849. Nicely centered on a full flan and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 923
Constantine X Ducas, with Eudocia, 1059-1067. Miliaresion (Silver, 21 mm, 1.70 g, 6 h), Constantinople. EN TOΥTω NIKAT'KωN KAI EΥΔΟK' Cross crosslet with central X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft, set on four steps, between the crowned facing busts of Constantine, on left, and Eudocia, on right. Rev. + KωΝ / S EYΔΟΚΙΑ / ΠICTOI RA/CIΛEIC Pω/MAIωN in five lines. DOC 4 var. (ornamentation on cross); SB 1850. Very rare. Die-rust, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 924
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 26.5 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing on a circular cushion: at the center, Michael holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in left; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. Excellent centering and bold strike. Obverse a little soft, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 925
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing on a circular cushion: at the center, Michael holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in left; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 926
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 21.5 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing on a circular cushion: at the center, Michael holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in left; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. Heavily clipped probably for use in contemporary jewellery, scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 927
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing: at the center, Michael holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in left; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 928
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 17 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KΩN MX ANΔ Three figures, each standing, facing: at the center, Michael holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in left; to his left and right, Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMANS - EYΔOΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each standing, facing and holding a globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Well-centered but struck with either slightly worn dies or perhaps a bit softly, surface abrasions and a few light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 929
Romanus IV Diogenes, 1068-1071. Tetarteron nomisma (Gold, 17.5 mm, 4.03 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +ΘΚΕ ΒΟΗΘ / MHP ΘV Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, holding nimbate bust of the infant Christ. Rev. +PωMAN EYΔK Crowned facing busts of Romanus and Eudocia, holding between them a globe surmounted by long cross. DOC 3. SB 1862. The obverse particularly nice with a gentle tone around the devices. The reverse somewhat softly struck, otherwise, good very fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 930
Romanus IV Diogenes, 1068-1071. 2/3 Miliaresion (Silver, 21 mm, 1.41 g, 5 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing tunic and pallium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ·+KЄ / RΘ PωMA/Nω ΔЄCΠΟ/TH Tω ΔIO/ΓЄNЄI in five lines. DOC 6. SB 1864. Rare. Fine and clear bust of Christ. Light porosity and faint scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 931
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 29 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. 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 2c. SB 1868. Die-shift, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 932
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 30 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left. 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; pellet on labarum shaft. DOC 2d. SB 1868. Soft obverse strike and flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 933
Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Tetarteron nomisma (Gold, 20 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +ΘΚΕ ΒΟΗΘ / MHP ΘV Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, holding nimbate bust of the infant Christ; pear-shaped ornament to left and right of Virgin's nimbus, pellets replacing arms of cross behind Christ's head. Rev. +ΜΙΧΑΗΛ S ΜΑΡΙΑ Crowned facing busts of Michael and Maria, holding between them a long cross with an X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft. DOC 5d. SB 1871. Flan crack, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 934
Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Tetarteron nomisma (Gold, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +ΘΚΕ ΒΟΗΘ / MHP ΘV Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, holding nimbate bust of the infant Christ. Rev. +ΜΙΧΑΗΛ S ΜΑΡΙΑ Crowned facing busts of Michael and Maria, holding between them a long cross with an X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft. DOC 5. SB 1871. Scratches, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 935
Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 1.85 g, 12 h), Constantinople. EN TOΥTω NIKATE MIXAHΛ KAI MAPIA Cross crosslet with central X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft, set on four steps, between the crowned facing busts of Michael, on left, and Maria, on right. Rev. MIXAHΛ / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI BA/CIΛΗC Pω/MAIωN in five lines. DOC 6b. SB 1874. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 936
Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 1.85 g, 6 h), Constantinople. EN TOΥTω NIKATE MIXAHΛ KAI MAPIA Cross crosslet with central X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft, set on four steps, between the crowned facing busts of Michael, on left, and Maria, on right. Rev. MIXAHΛ / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI BA/CIΛΗC Pω/MAIωN in five lines. DOC 6a. SB 1874. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 937
Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Miliaresion (Silver, 22.5 mm, 2.07 g, 5 h), Constantinople. EN TOΥTω NIKATE MIXAHΛ KAI MAPIA Cross crosslet with central X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft, set on four steps, between the crowned facing busts of Michael, on left, and Maria, on right. Rev. MIXAHΛ / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI BA/CIΛΗC Pω/MAIωN in five lines. DOC 6a. SB 1874. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 938
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 939
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 30 mm, 6.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with left. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Nicephorus standing facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in left; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 940
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with left. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Scratches on obverse edges, flan crack, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 941
Nicephorus III Botaniates, with Maria, 1078-1081. Miliaresion (Silver, 23.5 mm, 1.62 g, 6 h), Constantinople. ЄN TOVTω NIKATЄ NIKHΦ KAI MAPIA Cross crosslet on globus resting on three steps; X at center of cross, pellet-in-crescent on shaft; in left field, bust of Michael facing, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys; in right field, facing bust of Maria, wearing crown and loros. Rev. NIKHΦP / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI RA/CILЄIC Pω/MAIωN / MAIωN in five lines. DOC 6. SB 1886. Minor porosity, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 942
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 35 mm, 4.33 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 jewelled 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. Perfectly centered with wide margins. Obverse very slightly double-struck and slightly crinkled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 943
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Pre reform coinage, Thessalonica, 1082-1087. +KE RΘ ΑΛΕΖ / IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. ΔΙ/ΜΙ/ΤΡ/Ι ΔΕ/CΠ/Ι/Τ/Η St. Demetrius standing three-quarters right, holding sword in his left hand and presenting patriarchal cross set on globe on two steps with his right to Alexius standing facing. DOC 5a. SB 1905. Rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 944
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 29 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1122-1137 (?). IC - XC Christ Pantocrator, bearded, nimbate and with his right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in left, seated facing on throne. Rev. ΜΘ / Iω /ΔЄC/ΠOT / Tω /Π / ΦV/PO/ΓЄ/(ΝΗ)/Τ The emperor, on the left, wearing stemma, divitision and loros, standing facing, holding labarum in right hand, akakia in left, and on the right, the Virgin, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorion, standing facing, crowning the emperor with her right hand. DOC 2. SB 1939. Struck on a full flan. Graffiti in fields, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 945
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 32.5 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1118-1122 (?). IC – XC Christ nimbate seated facing on backless throne, wearing tunic and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left. Rev. IΩ / ΔЄC-ΠO-TH to left; to right, O / ΓЄΩP John and St. George standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 8a. SB 1941. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 946
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 33 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), First coinage, Constantinople, 1143-1152 (?). IC XC / O EMMANOYHΛ (across the fields) Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing cross nimbus, his right hand raised in blessing and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ΜΑΝVΗΛ - ΔϵCΠΟΤ / ΜΡ On the left, Manuel, standing facing holding labarum-headed scepter in his right hand and anexikakia in his left, and with a collar piece containing five jewels; on the right, the Virgin, standing facing on the right, raising her right hand to crown the emperor. DOC 2a. SB 1957. An attractive example, toned and clear, struck on a particularly broad flan. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 947
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.28 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 1160-1164. ΙC - ΧC Christ Pantocrator, standing facing, nimbate and enrobed, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with his left; in field to left and right, star. Rev. MA-NVHΛ - O/ ΘЄ/O/Δ/ω/PO/C Manuel and St. Theodore standing facing, both holding a sword in their outer hand, and holding a long patriarchal cross set on a globe between them. DOC 4b. SB 1959. Light polishing marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 948
Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Hyperpyron (Gold, 29 mm, 4.34 g, 7 h), Constantinople. MP - ΘV Virgin Mary nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, enthroned facing, holding the facing, nimbate head of the infant Christ before her. Rev. ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC Christ, bearded and with nimbus on right and Andronicus, with forked beard on left, both standing facing; Christ wears pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and with his right crowning the emperor wearing divitision and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1983. Some striking flatness on the obverse and slight doubling, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 949
Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Hyperpyron (Gold, 29 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople. MP - ΘV Virgin Mary, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorion, enthroned facing, holding before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing. Rev. ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC Christ, bearded and with nimbus, on right and Andronicus, with forked beard on left, both standing facing; Christ wears pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and with his right crowning the emperor wearing divitision and loros and holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1. SB 1983. Graffiti on edges, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 950
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. (27 mm, 4.17 g, 6 h). MHP - ΘV The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing maphorion, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev. ΙCΑΑΚΙΟC ΔΕC - X/AP/X/M Isaac standing facing on the left, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and with left holds sword being presented by St. Michael standing on the right; above; manus Dei. DOC 1c. SB 2001. Well-centered with a bold strike. Scratches on the rims, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 951
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 28 mm, 3.59 g, 6 h), Constantinople. MHP - ΘV The Virgin, orans, enthroned facing; on her breast, facing head of infant Christ. Rev. ICAAKIOC O / X / M Isaac, on left, standing facing and holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia with his left, crowned by Archangel Michael on right, nimbate and in military attire, also standing facing and holding jewelled scepter with his left hand. DOC 2. SB 2002. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 952
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Hyperpyron (Gold, 30 mm, 4.26 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1197-1203. + KE BOHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing on daïs, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with left. Rev. AΛEZIω ΔECΠO Tω KOMNHNω / ΘEK Alexius, holding akakia in right hand, and St. Constantine standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1b. SB 2008. Partial flat strike, graffito on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Theodore Mancaphas, "the Fool"
Lot 953
Theodore Mancaphas, usurper in Philadelphia, circa 1188-1189 and circa 1204-1206. Trachy (Bronze, 30 mm, 3.75 g, 2 h), Philadelphia, 1188-1189. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing on dais. Rev. Theodore standing facing, holding cruciform scepter transversely in both hands. Bendall & Morrisson pl. XXV, 4. DOC (2). Grierson 1127. SB -. Dark brown and red patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare issue of Baldwin II of Courtenay, the last Latin ruler of Constantinople
Lot 954
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.16 g), copying the hyperpyra of John III Ducas (Vatatzes) from Magnesia, probably struck under Baldwin II de Courtenay, c. 1240-1261. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; trefoil of pellets above throne to right. Rev. Fragmentary legend. 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 9c. Hendy pp. 250-4. Cf. Metcalf p. 229f. SB -, but cf. 2073 for the issue of John III that it copies. Coppery hue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 955
Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea, 1254-1258. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.28 g, 5 h), Magnesia, year 2 = 1255-1256. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; in right field, B. Rev. Fragmentary inscription. Theodoros, 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 2. SB 2136. Short flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 956
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding 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 6b. SB 2073. Well-centered and struck. Scratches and graffiti in outer fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 957
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.40 g, 5 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. 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. Graffito on reverse edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 958
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.20 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 left and M 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 15c. SB 2073. Slightly reddish toning. Graffiti on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 959
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 4.05 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. Graffiti along edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 960
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 4.15 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; + above throne to left. 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 7a. SB 2073. A few light scratches or graffiti along the edges, reverse double-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 241 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 961
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.86 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. Some polishing and probably clipped, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 962
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.72 g, 5 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. 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. Clipped and a few scratches on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare aspron trachy of John III Ducas
Lot 963
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Aspron Trachy (Silver, 28 mm, 2.37 g, 5 h), Magnesia. [EMMANOV]H[L] / IC - XC Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. IW - O AΓIOC ΘEOWPOC, HI John III and St. Theodore standing facing, each placing a hand on the hilt of their swords and together holding a patriarchal cross between them. DOC 23. SB 2077. Quite rare. Creased and slightly porous, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 964
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Trachy (Bronze, 28 mm, 3.89 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Nimbate bust of St. George facing wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding across his body a spear in his right hand. Rev. Half-length figures of John, on left, and St. Demetrius, on right, holding between them a cross-in-circle on staff. DOC -. Hendy pl 43, 3-4. SB 2131. Green patina. Coarse cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 965
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.21 g, 6 h), Class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers. Rev. IC XC / M-I/X/ M/ΔE/C - O/ Π/A/Λ On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on the right, holding scroll; * in lower field. DOC 4-5 var (* in upper field). PCPC 4, sigla 3. SB 2242. A detailed example with very good centering. Scratches or graffiti on the obverse rims, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 966
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 28 mm, 1.43 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Large fleur-de-lis. Rev. X/M/Δ/E/C/Π/T - O/ΠΑ/ΟΛ/Γ/Ο/S Michael standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and akakia with left. DOC 186-90. Bendall T16. PCPC 84. SB 2309. Dark brown patina with thick green deposits. Huge edge split at 7h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 967
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.97 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; Π-K(?) sigla across the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) IX - XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Michael IX, on right, both kneeling. DOC -. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 127 sigla 34. SB 2396. Flan cracks, graffito on reverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 207 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 968
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 29 mm, 4.03 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; C/K-Π/N sigla across the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Michael IX, on right, both kneeling. DOC 374-415. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 128 sigla 191. SB 2396. Lightly toned around the devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 969
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 3.23 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; B·-·B sigla across the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Michael IX, on right, both kneeling. DOC 417-51. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 128 sigla 145. SB 2396. Well-centered and with light rose-gold toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 970
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 23 mm, 2.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚ Andronicus II and Michael IX standing facing, each with outer arm crossing breast, together holding patriarchal cross between them. Rev. + ΧΑΡ / ΑΓΜΑ CΕΠ / ΤΟ(ΝΚ)ΑΤΑΒ / ΟΛΗ ΚVΒ / ΛΛΟ in five lines. DOC -. LPC -. PCPC 383 var (Weights/Silver Basilikon). SB -. Rare. Graffiti in obverse right field, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 971
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 22 mm, 2.18 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. KYPIE BOHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left. Rev. AYTOKPATOPEC POMEΩN Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding long cross between them. DOC 517-524. SB 2402. Well-centered and clear with complete legends. Light scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 972
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 18.5 mm, 1.43 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. KYPIЄ BOHΘEI / IC XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚΟ ΜΧΗΛ ΔECΠΟ Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding labarum between them. DOC 509-12. PCPC 134. SB 2402. Rare variety with the emperors' names as opposed to the more common anonymous type. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 973
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 1.28 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1304-1320. KYPIE BOHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left, flanked by stars. Rev. AYTOKPATOP PΩMAION Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding labarum between them. DOC 535-8. PCPC 167. SB 2402 var (no stars on obverse). Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 974
John V Palaeologus, with Anna of Savoy as Regent, 1341-1391. Hyperpyron (Electrum, 23 mm, 3.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1341-1347. A/N - I/Ш Anna, holding trilobate scepter and placing hand on breast, and John, holding akakia and cruciform scepter, standing facing; to left, Γ. Rev. AN/Δ/O|NI/K/O/C - IC/XC Andronicus III on left, nimbate and kneeling to right, blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. DOC 942-3. LPC 116,1 (Andronicus III). PCPC 190, sigla 2 (Andronicus III). SB 2466 (Andronicus III). Soft strike, light scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 975
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 0.90 g, 6 h), Constantinople, late 1341 (?). IC - XC Christ Pantocrator enthroned facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; sigla B - K. Rev. Legend fragmentary St. Demetrios, on left, standing facing, holding in right hand a cross before his chest, and on right, Andronicus standing facing, orans. DOC 944. LPC p. 118, 4 (Andronicus III). Cf. PCPC 197, sigla 10 (Andronicus III). SB 2472 (Andronicus III). Rare. Toned. Die-shift on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 976
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Half Stavraton (Silver, 19 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h), Light (Class II) coinage, Constantinople, 1403-1425. IC - XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; to left, Chi Rho monogram, to right, pellet. Rev. ΜΑΝΟVΗΛ BACIΛEVC O ΠΑΛΕΟΛΟΓI Crowned facing bust of Manuel; to left and right, pellet. DOC 1317-9. LPC p. 160, 2. PCPC 334, sigla 21. SB 2551. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 977
BYZANTINE SEALS. Georgios, hypatos, Circa 7th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 19 mm, 14.30 g, 12 h). Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλω 'Virgin Mary help your servant' in cruciform monogram. Rev. YΠ-Α/T-Ω around cruciform monogram of Georgios. Gray-green patina with light deposits. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
High grade example
Lot 978
Andronicus I Gidon, emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Silver, 23 mm, 2.56 g, 6 h). MHP – ΘV The Virgin, orans, nimbate and wearing tunic and maphorium, standing facing on dais; in lower l. field, fleur de lys. Rev. IC – XC / OXAΛ – KH(TH)C Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing tunic and colobion, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Bendall, "A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond", NumCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC 1 var (Uncertain of Nicaea). Sear 2148 var (Uncertain of Nicaea). Rare. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 979
Manuel I Comnenus, emperor of Trebizond, 1238-1263. Asper (Silver, 22 mm, 2.87 g, 6 h), Trebizond. O AΓΙΟ ΕVΓENIO St. Eugenius standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand; pellet over right shoulder. Rev. MNIΛ/KΛ OKN Manuel Comnenus standing facing, holding labarum and akakia; in upper right field, manus Dei; pellet over right shoulder. Retowski 51. SB 2601. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 980
John II, emperor of Trebizond, 1280-1297. Asper (Silver, 22.5 mm, 2.85 g, 7 h), Trebizond. (OΔ) EVΓE / NIOC St. Eugenius, nimbate, standing facing, holding long cross in his left hand. Rev. IωO KO(MN) / NOC John standing facing, holding a labarum-headed scepter in his right hand and a globus with his left. Retowski 24. SB 2609. Lightly toned. Slight die-shift, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 981
AUSTRIA. Salzburg, Archbishopric. Max Gandolf Graf von Kuenburg, 1668-1687. 1/9 Taler Klippe (Silver, 26 mm, 3.12 g, 12 h), 1673. MAX:GAND:D:G:AR:EP:SAL:SE:AP:L: Arms of the Archbishop. Rev. S:RVDBERTVS - EPS:SALISB:1673 St. Rupert seated facing. Probszt 1682. Zöttl 2027. Toned. Once mounted, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 982
AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop, 1727-1744. 1/4 Ducat (Gold, 13.5 mm, 0.86 g, 12 h), dated 1740. LEOPOLDVS D G ARCHIEP SAL Coat of arms of the Archbishop. Rev. S RUDBERTUS EPS SALISB 1740 St. Rudbert, seated facing, holding salt barrel and crozier. Friedberg 851. Probszt 2131. Zöttl 2564. Flan fault on the center and with remains of a removed loop at 12h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 983
GERMANY. Augsburg, Imperial Mint. 1717. Double Ducat (Silver, 25.5 mm, 5.46 g, 12 h), on the 200th anniversary of the Reformation, dies by P. H. Müller. WIE VIEL NACH DISER REGUL EIN HER GEHEN UBER / DIE SEYE FRIED UND BARMHERZIGKEIT Table with Bible; in exergue, CAL.VI.XVI. /.*. Rev. DAS / ZWEYTE / IUBEL IAHR / NACH DER REINEN / WIDER / HERSTELLUNG / DES / EVANGELY / 1717 in nine lines within a laurel wreath. Forster 806. Whiting 214. Attractive and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 984
GERMANY, Bavaria. Maximilian I, Prince-Elector, 1598-1623-1651. 5 Ducats (Gold, 37 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h), Munich, 1640. MAXIMIL : COM : PAL : RH : VT : BA : DVX : S : R : I : ARCHIDAP : ET . ELECT. (= Maximilian, Count Palatine on the Rhine, Duke of Upper and Lower Bavaria, Highsteward and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire) Maximilian, bareheaded but in full armour, standing facing, turned slightly to the right, holding staff in his right hand and orb, resting on an altar, with his left. Rev. 1640 NISI.DOM : DOM : CVSTODIERIT . CIVIT . FRVST : VIGIL : QVI . CVSTODIT . (Without God watching over the city, the watch of the Watchmen is in vain) View of the city of Munich with its fortifications; above, in clouds, Madonna and Child flanked by two angels. Fb 196. KM 268. Witt. 807. Clear and toned. Traces of mounting, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 985
GERMANY, Bavaria. Ferdinand Maria, Prince Elector, 1651-1679. Goldgulden (Gold, 20 mm, 3.18 g, 6 h), with dies by Carl Zeggin, 1679. F. M. V. B & P. S. D. C. P. R. S. R. I. A & E. L. L. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Ferdinand Maria to right. Rev. CLYPEVS OMNIB9 - IN TE SPERANTIB9 /16 - 79 / C - Z Three-quarter bust of the Madonna and Child over oval arms of Bavaria. Cahn 75. Fb. 210. Hahn 166. Witt. 1392. Nicely toned. Flan faults on the obverse and possible traces of mounting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 986
GERMANY, Bavaria. Max II Emanuel, Prince Elector, First reign, 1679-1705. Goldgulden (Gold, 20 mm, 3.20 g, 12 h), Munich, 1703. M.E.V.B.&.P.S.D.C.P.R.S.R.I.A.&.E.L.L. Draped bust of Max Emanuel to right. Rev. CLYPEVS OMNIB' - IN TE SPERANTIB' / 17 - 03 Crowned and nimbate figure of Maria with the Child seated facing on a crowned oval shield bearing the arms of Bavaria within the collar of the Golden Fleece. Fb 219. Hahn 200. Nicely toned. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 987
GERMANY. Bavaria. Max II Emanuel, Prince Elector, Second reign, 1715-1726. Max d'or (Gold, 23 mm, 6.40 g, 12 h), reeded edge, Munich, 1716. M.E.V.B.&.P.S.D.C. P.R.S.R.I.A.&.E.L.L. Head of Max Emanuel to right, with flowing hair. Rev. CLYPEVS OMNIB - IN TE SPERANTIB / 17 - 16 Crowned and nimbate figure of Maria with the Child seated facing on a crowned oval shield bearing the arms of Bavaria within the collar of the Golden Fleece. Fb 226. Hahn 206. Lightly toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 988
GERMANY, Bavaria. Max II. Emanuel, Prince Elector, Second reign, 1715-1726. 1/2 Max d'or (Gold, 21 mm, 3.18 g, 1 h), Munich, 1721. M.E.V.B.&.P.S.D.C.P.R.S.R.I.A.&.E.L.L. Head of Max Emanuel to right, with flowing hair. Rev. CLYPEVS OMNIB' - IN TE SPERANTIB' / 17 - 21 Crowned and nimbate figure of Maria with the Child seated facing on a crowned oval shield bearing the arms of Bavaria within the collar of the Golden Fleece. Fb 227. Hahn 204. Toned. Some marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 989
GERMANY, Bavaria. Karl Albert, Prince Elector, 1726-1742. 1/2 Karolin (Gold, 22.5 mm, 4.84 g, 12 h), Munich, 1726. C.A.V.B.& P.S.D.C. - P.R.S.R.I.A.&E.L.L. Head of the Elector to right; below, star. Rev. CLYPEVS OMNIB' -1626- IN TE SPERANTIB' Madonna and Child seated facing with crowned shield bearing the arms of Bavaria. Fb 230. Hahn 255. Witt. 1926. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 990
BAVARIA, ELECTORATE. Maximilian I, Prince-Elector, 1598-1623-1651. (Silver, 3.76 g), Lot of Three 1/2 Batzens: 1626 and undated (2), and a uniface piece from Nuremberg, 1756. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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