nomos 20
10 July 2020 16:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Welcome, finally!, to Nomos 20. At the time of this was first written, in early March 2020, we were coming to the realisation that our auction was not going to take place on the 3rd of May: we never thought it would have to be put off to 10th of July!
Lot 462
ITALY. The Popes in Rome. Paul II (Pietro Barbo), 1464-1471. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 41 mm, 58.06 g, 12 h), Rome. .S. /P-A-V //S./P-E-T On the left, enthroned nimbate figure of St. Paul to right, holding sword in his right hand and book in his left, facing, on the right, enthroned nimbate figure of St. Peter to left, holding key in his right hand and book in his left; between them, at their feet, globus cruciger. Rev. PAVLVS / P.P.II. On the left, the Pope, wearing Papal tiara and robes, enthroned to right between two cardinals, facing congregation kneeling to left before him. Serafini 172-5. Cf. British Museum 1856,0417.4 (brass stamps for this bulla), and PAS 583102 (Somerset SOM-FBA501) for an example found by a metal detectorist in England. A very attractive bulla, with a remarkably realistic, albeit miniature, portrait of the Pope. Attractively toned. Minor breaks and deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 680 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 463
AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, 1587-1612. 2 Ducats (Gold, 25 mm, 6.94 g, 8 h), 1593. WOLF.TEOD.D:G:AREPS.SAL.AP.SE.LE.1593 / S - R Half-length facing bust of St. Rupert over ornamental shield bearing the arms of Raitenau. Rev. RVDOL:II:IMPE:AVGS:P:F:DECR.ET Crowned Imperial eagle. Fb. 689. Zöttl 893. Attractive and clear. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 700 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
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Lot 464
GERMANY. Bavaria. Max II Emanuel, Prince Elector, 1679-1726. Max d'or (Gold, 23 mm, 6.56 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. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 425 CHF
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Lot 465
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1510. Goldgulden (Gold, 23 mm, 3.26 g, 6 h). +MONET’AVR’REI’PV’NVRENB’1510 Eagle facing, with spread wings and head to left; on breast, N. Rev. SANCTVS°LA - VRENTIVS: St. Lawrence standing facing, holding, with his right hand, a grill over his right shoulder and, in his left, a book. Erlanger 111. FB 1801. Kellner 12. Clear and pleasant. Minor flaws, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 560 CHF
Estimate: 700 CHF
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Lot 466
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1635. Ducat (Gold, 23 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h). PAX NOVA NVNC REDEAT MARS PEREATQÆ FEROX Arms of Nuremberg within elaborate baroque frame; above, star. Rev. MONETA / AVREA / REIPVB: / NORIB: / 16 - 35 within an ornamental square frame. Erlanger 356. Fb. 1828. Clear and well-struck. Various marks and probable signs of mounting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 380 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
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Lot 467
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1649. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.47 g, 12 h), Lamb-Ducat, on the Peace of Westphalia. + MONETA.AUREA.REIPUB:NORINBERG: / 16 - 49 Three oval shields of arms. Rev. CHRISTO DUCE VERBO LUCE Pascal lamb, with banner inscribed PAX over his right shoulder, standing left on open book. Erlanger 524. Fb. 1833. Kellner 66. Lustrous and attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 468
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1650. Klippe Medal (Silver, 21 x 21 mm, 2.89 g, 12 h), on the Peace of Westphalia and the wish for peace for children. VIVAT /./ FERDINAND, / III . ROM./ IMP./VIVAT. in five lines with, above, imperial eagle bearing the arms of Nuremberg; border of dots. Rev. FRIEDEN / GEDACHT / NVS. IN / NVRNB: Child riding a hobbyhorse to left; to left and right, 16 - 50. Erlanger 537. PiN 156. Lightly toned. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 130 CHF
Estimate: 100 CHF
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Lot 469
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1700. 2 Ducats (Gold, 29 mm, 6.88 g, 12 h), on the new century, mint master Georg Friedrich Nürnberger, with the date given in chronogram form on the reverse, M D C C. + SECVLVM NOVVM CELEBRAT RESP.NORINBERGENSIS. Dove with spread wings standing left above three shields of arms; below, in tiny letters, GF-N. Rev. TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA Pascal lamb, with banner inscribed PAX over his right shoulder, standing left on globe. Erlanger 985. Fb. 1882. Kellner 51. Lustrous and most attractive. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 470
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1700. 1/2 Ducat (Gold, 17 mm, 1.78 g, 12 h), on the new century, mint master Johann Martin Förster, with the date given in chronogram form on the reverse, M D C C, but really struck c.1755-1764. + SAECVLVM NOVVM CELEBRAT RESP.NORINBERGENSIS. Dove with spread wings standing left above three shields of arms; below, in tiny letters, I M F. Rev. TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA: Pascal lamb, with banner inscribed PAX over his right shoulder, standing left on globe. Erlanger 595. Fb. 1887. Kellner 90. Attractive and clear. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 471
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1700. 1/4 Ducat (Gold, 13 mm, 0.90 g, 12 h), on the new century, mintmaster Georg Friedrich Nürnberger, 1677-1716. MON.REIP - NORIMB. / 17 - 00 Crowned arms of Nuremberg; below, in tiny letters, GFN. Rev. Pascal lamb, with banner inscribed PAX over his right shoulder, standing left on globe. Fb. 1890.KM 250. Sharp, attractive and lightly toned. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 472
GERMANY. Nuremberg. 1700. Ducat Klippe (Gold, 18x18 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h), on the new century, struck on a square flan with floral decoration in the corner spandrels, mint master Carl Gottlieb Lauffer, 1746-1755, with the date given in chronogram form on the reverse, M D C C. + SAECVLVM NOVVM CELEBRAT RESP.NORINBERGENS Dove with spread wings standing left above three shields of arms; below, in tiny letters, C G L. Rev. TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA: Pascal lamb, with banner inscribed PAX over his right shoulder, standing left on globe. Erlanger 591. Fb 1886. Kellner 73. Clear and attractive. Lightly struck and with some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 550 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Lot 473
GERMANY. Nuremberg. Charles VI, emperor, 1711-1740. Ducat (Silver, 22 mm, 2.54 g, 12 h), struck in silver on Nuremberg's homage at the investiture of Charles VI as emperor, mintmaster Georg Friedrich Nürnberger, 1677-1716, 1712, in chronogram form. CAROL.VI.ROM. - IMP.SEMP.AVG. Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Charles VI to right; below, GFN. Rev. PIA OPTIMO PRINCIPI VOTA DICIT Flaming altar adorned with the triple arms of Nuremberg; in exergue, S.P.Q.N. Erlanger 674. Cf. Fb. 1900. Kellner 76. Lightly toned and clear. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 474
GERMANY. Nuremberg. . Medal in the weight of 4 ducats (Gold, 32 mm, 13.94 g, 12 h), by Paul Gottlieb Nürnberger, active 1716-1746, on Love and Marriage, c. 1716-1746. DVLCIS AMOR, CONSTANSQVE FIDES, CONCORDIA FELIX Three standing female figures: Constantia, Fides and Concordia; in exergue, N (= Nürnberger). Rev. VITA VNA DVOBVS Olive (?) tree entwined with a grape vine; below tree, on the ground, monogram of NB. Cf. Erlanger 2261 (ducat of this type). Extremely rare, possibly unknown as a piece of 4 ducats. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 475
GERMANY. Nuremberg. "1530" (but actually 1730). Medal in the weight of 3 ducats (Gold, 30 mm, 10.47 g, 12 h), on the 200th anniversary of the Confession of Augsburg, by Daniel Siegmund Dockler and Peter Gottlieb Nürnberger and Paul Werner, dated 1530 in chronogram but struck in 1730. Three shields bearing the arms of Nuremberg; all within a circle of seven shields bearing the arms and initials of the seven city councilors then in office; below right, D (= Dockler). Rev. ANDENKEN/DER ZV AVGSPVRG/VBERGEBENEN/BEKAENTNVS/VND ERSTEN/BEKENNERE within a wreath of laurel, palm branches and the arms of seven of the signers of the Augsburg Confession, with their initials; below, on the border, N (= Nürnberger). Cf. Brozatus 1073, Erlanger 1108, Fischer/Maué 426 and Whiting 430 (all in silver). Apparently extremely rare and unknown. A fascinating and interesting piece. Some minor edge scrapes, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 476
GERMANY. Regensburg.. 1653. 4 Ducats (Gold, 34 mm, 14.00 g, 12 h), on the coronation of Ferdinand IV as King of the Romans, mintmaster Hieronymus Federer. IN.MEMO/RIAM.REGIAE./CORONATION./ET.COMITORVM/RATISBON:ANO/M.D.C.LIII all within an elaborately decorated circular frame; below, mintmaster's initials HF. Rev. RESPICIT HAEC POPVLVM.RESPICIT ILLA POLVM Crowned Imperial double-eagle above globus cruciger; above to left, sun with rays; behind to left and right, city view; below, landscape with a group of men looking upwards. Friedberg -. Plato 120. Cf. Sammlung Julius 50 (silver 1/3 Taler). Cf. Sammlung Montenuovo 843 (silver 1/3 Taler). Extremely rare. A splendid, bright and lightly toned example. Some very minor striking flatness at the center and possible (?) traces of mounting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
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