obolos 2
14 June 2015
Webauction
Lot 507
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 40mm, 21.95 g 7), Constantinople, Year 14 = 540/1. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right. Rev. Large M; cross above; below, Є ; to left, A/N/N/O; to right, X/II/II; below, CON. DOC 39e. SB 163. Very attractive lime-green patina. Striking weakness and scratches on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Starting Price: 80 CHF
Lot 508
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 40mm, 21.95 g 6), Cyzicus, Regnal year 14 = 540-541. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right Rev. large M; cross above; below, M; to left, A/N/N/O; to right, X/II/II; below, KYZ. DOC 166b. MIBE 120. SB 207. A particularly nice example struck on a broad flan. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 509
Phocas, with Leontia, 602-610. Follis (Bronze, 27mm, 9.41 g 12), Antiochia, Regnal year 6 = 607-608. ON FOCA – NEP ЄAV Phocas and Leontia standing facing, the emperor holding globus cruciger, the empress a long scepter surmounted by cross; above, cross. Rev. Large m; cross above; date across field: ANNO - ЧI; in exergue, THЄUP. DOC 88. SB 671. Dark patina with sand deposits as found. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 510
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.36 g 6), Constantinople, 654-659. ∂ N CONSτANτINЧS C CONSτANS Crowned busts of Constans and Constantine IV facing, each wearing chlamys; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z/ CONOB I cross potent set on four steps. DOC 25g. SB 959. A few minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 390 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 511
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.42 g 7), Constantinople, 661-663. ∂ N CONSτAN Crowned busts of Constans and Constantine IV facing, each wearing chlamys; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGYA / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing. DOC 30a. SB 964. Attractive and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 390 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 512
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.18 g 7), Constantinople, 669 - c. 674. ∂N CONSTANTIЧS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧS Cross potent set on globe. DOC 16. MIB 15C. SB 1161. A particularly fine example with attractive die rust highlighting the obverse portrait and pleasing flat striking on the reverse. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 165 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 513
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople, 681-685. P CONStANYS PP A Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing three-quarters right, holding a spear and a shield ornamented with horseman riding down a fallen foe Rev. VICTORA AVGYB / CONOB Cross potent on three steps. DO 14a. MIB 10. Sear 1157. A bright and clear example. Some striking flatness and scratches on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 590 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 514
John I Zimisces, 969-976. Histamenon (Gold, 22mm, 4.34 g 6), Constantinople, 969-976. +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 the John’s crown with her right hand; above, hand of God; above the Virgin’s head, ΜΘ. DOC 3. SB 1785. Rare. A nice clear piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 515
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus III, circa 1028-1034. Follis (Bronze, 29mm, 11.13 g 6), Constantinople. +EMMANOVHΛ Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with the cover ornamented with two central pellets in border of dots; in field, IC - XC. Rev. + IS - XS / ЬAS - ILЄ / ЬAS - ILЄ in three lines divided by cross set on three steps. DOC B.1-64. SB 1823. Sommer 40.4.2. Attractive dark green patina overlaid with sand, as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 216 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 516
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 21mm, 2.00 g 6). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans. CLBC 11.17.1. DOC 18. SB 2038. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 517
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 1.72 g 6). Large cross on base; in the quarters, I - C / N - K. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. CLBC 11.22.1. DOC 23. SB 2043. A very nice piece with a beautiful dark tone. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 518
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 0.93 g 6), Thessalonica. Head of Cherub with four wings. Rev. Ιω - Ο ΛΓ ΟC John and St. Demetrius standing facing, holding a long cross surmounted by globule between them. DOC 25a. SB 2210. Particularly nice for this type. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 175 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 519
John Comnenus-Ducas, as despot of Thessalonica, 1242-1244. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 0.99 g 6), Thessalonica. The Virgin Theotokos enthroned facing. Rev. ....ΔΕCΠΟΤΗC John standing facing, holding labarum and akakia. DOC 28. SB 2214. Rare and particularly nice for this issue. Somewhat irregular flan as usual, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 520
John Comnenus-Ducas, as despot of Thessalonica, 1242-1244. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 1.44 g 6), Thessalonica. Nimbate head of Christ facing. Rev. Facing heads of John Comnenus-Ducas and St. Demetrius; between them, patriarchal cross. DOC -. Numismatica Ars Classica 75, 18 November 2013, 886. SB -. Rare. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 521
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Bronze, 21mm, 1.88 g), Constantinople, 1294-1320. KVPIЄ CωCON TOVC BACIΛIC Facing bust of Christ. Rev. Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 6818-2. LPC p. 90, 37. PCPC 169. SB 2436. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 522
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Stamenon (Bronze, 17mm, 1.00 g 6), Thessalonica. ΓΟ − Δ / ΗΜ Facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear and shield. Rev. John kneeling right before Christ. DOC V 1188-9. LPC p. 234, 1 = p.260, 3. PCPC -. SB -. Dark green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 195 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Lot 523
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Half Stavraton (Silver, 19mm, 3.15 g 8), Light (Class II) coinage, Constantinople, 1403-1425. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; to left, flower. Rev. [ΜΑΝΟΗΛΧ]ΟΤΟΘΟΠΙCΤΟCΒΑ Crowned facing bust of Manuel; to left and right, pellet. Bendall 334, sigla 69. DOC 1472-9 (same dies). LPC p. 160, 2. SB 2552. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 230 CHF
Starting Price: 210 CHF
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