obolos 2
14 June 2015
Webauction
Lot 524
AXUM. Ebana, c. 440-470. Tremissis (Gold, 17mm, 1.58 g 11). Crowned and draped bust of Ebana to right between two wheat stalks, holding whisk. Rev. Draped bust of Ebana to right between two wheat stalks, wearing head cloth and holding whisk. BMC Axum 304. Munro-Hay type 71. Veyr lightly double struck on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1250 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 525
GEPIDS. In the name of Anastasius I, c. 491-504. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 16mm, 0.81 g 11), Sirmium. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right, but of highly barbaric style. Rev. A INVICTA + A RVMAN Monogram of Theoderic; above, cross and beneath, star. MIB I, 46. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 970 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 526
GEPIDS. In the name of Anastasius I, c. 491-504. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 16mm, 1.15 g 8), Sirmium. D I ANACTΛSVI P Λ Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right, but of highly barbaric style. Rev. IIИVIT + Λ POMΛ Monogram of Theoderic retrograde; above, cross and beneath, star. MIB I, 46. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 820 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 527
GEPIDS. In the name of Anastasius I, c. 491-504. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 14mm, 0.96 g 7), Sirmium. C N ΛNΛSTΛISVS ИAC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VICΓAI + RIΛΛV Monogram of Theoderic; above, cross and beneath, star. Cf. MIB I, 46. A very clear and particularly sharp example struck in extraordinarily good metal. Minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 528
GEPIDS. In the name of Anastasius I, c. 491-504. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 16mm, 0.83 g 5), Sirmium. D И ΛИΛSTΛSIVS P ΛV Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right. Rev. VINVICTA AROMAИI Monogram of Theoderic; above, cross and beneath, star. MIB I, 46. Striking weakness on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 529
Visigoths, Spain. Uncertain king, in the name of Justin I, c. 518-527 and later. Tremissis (Gold, 13mm, 1.51 g 6). D N IVSTINVS P P AVG Diademed and draped bust to right, with cross on chest. Rev. VICTORAI AVC SV / CONOP Victory walking to right holding wreath and palm. MEC 189 var. Tomasini 188. A very nice, clear example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 530
ARTUQIDS of HISN KAYFA AND AMID. Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, 1144-1174 (AH 539-570 ). AE Dirham (Bronze, 30mm, 7.30 g 6). Bearded figure of Christ with nimbus cruciger, seated facing on high-backed throne, wearing pallium and colobium; right arm resting on arm of throne, left arm across chest holding book of Gospels. Ruler’s epithet Mu ’în Amîr al-mu’minîn (Helper of the Commander of the Faithful) vertically to right and left in Arabic; all within a double beaded circle; pseudo countermark: two intertwined dragons, vis-à-vis within hexalobe. Rev. Arabic legend in three lines continuing to the right, top and left, giving the ruler’s titles, names and pedigree back three generations (but omitting the grandfather Sukman); all within a double beaded circle. The calligraphy is in simple Kufic but includes an unusual number of diacritical points. S&S 2.4. Very rare. A particularly nice example with a dark patina and some sand deposits as found. Unusually nice for the type, especially with this beautiful reverse. Minor striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 870 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 531
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, first reign, AH 634-644 / 1237-1246. Dirham (Silver, 22mm, 3.02 g 6), Siwas, AH 638 = 1240/1241. “Name of the Caliph” Lion walking to right; above, radiant sun with human face; to left and below lion, star. Rev. “Titles of Kay Khusraw, mint and date” Inscription in central square and around. Album 1218. Hennequin 1771. An attractive and nicely struck piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Lot 532
WORLD. Italy. . Lot of silver coins struck in 12th to early 14th century. About very fine, some damaged. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 13 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 533
WORLD. Italy. . Lombardy. Cremona. Comune, 1150-1330. Billon Cremonesi or Medaglie (4). Biaggi 679. Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 4 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 534
WORLD. Italy. . Lombardy. Verona. Frederick II, 1218-1250. Billon Denari (2). Biaggi 2970. Very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 535
ITALY, Lombardy. Como. Frederick II, 1250-1280. Denaro scodellato (Silver, 15mm, 0.51 g 10). + FREDERICVS around Ω / P R / I. Rev. + CVMANVS Cross patent. Biaggi 640. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 536
WORLD. Italy. . Lombardy. Bergamo. Comune, 1236-early 14th century. Denari imperiali scodellati (2). Biaggi 354. About very fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 2 coins in lot.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 538
ITALY, Lombardy. Milan. Frederick I Hohenstaufen, 1152-1190. Denaro scodellato (Silver, 17mm, 0.89 g 6). + FREDERICVS around I P R T and five pellets. Rev. AVG / + IED / IOLA / NIV in four lines. Biaggi 1416. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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