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18 May 2010
Widder Hotel, Zürich
Lot 223
Justinian I. 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 4.45 g 6), Rome, circa 537. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCCA / ROMOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross on base in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; to right, star. DOC -. MIBE 28.1 = BMC Vandals pl. XVI, 4 (Berlin, same reverse die). SB 290. Extremely rare, and one of the finest specimens of this type known. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 224
Heraclius. 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 4.51 g 6), Constantinople, 636/7. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AUGUH / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, I. DOC 36. MIB 42. SB 761. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 225
Constans II. 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 4.47 g 6), Constantinople, 651-654. dN CONSTAN-TINUS P P AU Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AUGUA / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19a. MIB 23. SB 956. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
Lot 226
Constantine IV Pogonatus. 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 4.35 g 6), Naples (ascribed by Ricotti Prina to Pentapolis), circa 681-685. P OCNS TA US P P A Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORA AVGV Δ:T / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC -. MIB III, cf. pl. 34, X2. Ricotti Prina 31 (same obverse die). SB 1230A. Very rare. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 11500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Lot 227
Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIuM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI Δ / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7d. MIB 8a. SB 1248. A wonderful piece, beautifully struck, very sharp and with a superb portrait of Christ. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 22100 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 228
Tiberius Petasius. 728 or 730/731. Solidus (Gold, 4.03 g 6), Blera (in Latium, near Rome) or, perhaps more likely, Naples. TIUERIUS MULTUS A Facing bust of Tiberius, wearing chlamys and a diadem with cross over a circlet, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and akakia in his right. Rev. VICTOR.IVTGTA Cross potent on base and two steps. F. Füeg, “Byzanz: Zu Prägungen aus dem 8. bis 11. Jahrhundert, Teil 1,” SM 196, 1999, 73, A (this piece cited). Unique and of the greatest historical importance. Minor marks and some minor striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 30000 CHF
Lot 229
Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne Rev. [CωnSTA] nTh bASILEU Rm Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding scepter ending in leaved cross in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross resting on a crescent in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1828A. Rare. Lustrous and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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