obolos 20
3 October 2021
Webauction
Lot 1387
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. Lustrous. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1388
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and, on the right, Heraclius Constantine smaller and beardless; above, between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVCU Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in right field, Θ. DOC 16c. MIB 20. SB 741. Well-centered and lustrous. Areas weakly struck, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1389
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 610-613. ...nHRACLI - PERP A... Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53d.2 (barbarous style). MIB 73b. SB 786. Struck on a large flan. extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1390
Heraclius, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 34 mm, 12.62 g, 7 h), Regnal Year III = 612/3. Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger. Rev. D N hЄRAC-LIVS PP AVG A/N/N/O - II/I - Γ - CON. Large M. DOC 71d. MIB 158. SB 804. Nice black patina and with natural earthen encrustations. Overstruck on a follis of Phocas with Leontia (DOC 24e) dated 602/3, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1391
Heraclius, with Martina and Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.14 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, A = 1st officina, regnal year 18 = 627-628. Heraclius between Martina, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, each standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in their right hands. Rev. ANNO - X/ЧI/II / A/KYZ Large M; to left, monogram. DOC 177.2. MIB 186. SB 841. Well centered and struck for the issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1392
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Hexagram (Silver, 25 mm, 6.23 g, 7 h), Constantinople, circa 632-635. dd NN ҺERACLIЧS ET HERA CONSTA Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine seated facing on double throne, both holding globus cruciger in their right hands; cross above. Rev. dEЧS AdIЧTA ROMANIS / I Cross potent on globe set on three steps. DOC 63. MIB 137. SB 797. Toned. Flan flaws, scrape on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Very rare Cherson half follis
Lot 1393
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Half Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 6.87 g, 7 h), Cherson, indiction year B = 2 = 658-659. Constans II and Constantine IV standing facing, both crowned and wearing chlamys, each holding globus cruciger on their right hand; above and between their heads, cross. Rev. K/B Constans II standing facing, holding globus cruciger. DOC 210 (as Bosporus?). MIB 227. SB 1145C. Very rare. Sharp and nicely patinated; a clear example with excellent details for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1394
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Follis (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Syracuse. Constans on left, resting right hand on hip and holding long staff in left, and Constantine IV, on right, holding globus cruciger in right hand, standing facing. Rev. SCL Large M; monogram above. Anastasi 157. DOC 180. MIB 209. SB 1109. A wonderful example, well struck and with an attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1395
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 669-674. D N CONS-TNЧS P P Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV to right. Rev. VICTORIA AYSЧS / CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 17. MIB 16C. SB 1162. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1396
JUDAEA. Jerusalem. Circa 7th century AD. (Clay, 15 mm, 1.22 g). H N B I (Jesus of Nazaret, King of the Judaeans) The True Cross of Jesus Christ. Rev. Plain. Mitchiner, Medieval Pilgrim & Secular Badges 1062-1064. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1397
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 756-764. COҺSτAҺτIҺOS S LЄOҺ O ҺЄOS Crowned, equal sized busts of Constantine V, bearded and on the left, and Leo IV, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. d LЄ-ON PA MЧL Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d. Füeg 5.A.2. SB 1551. Lustrous. A well struck centered and clear solidus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1398
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III, 741-775. Follis (Bronze, 19 mm, 2.00 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 757-775. Crowned facing busts of Constantine V, on left, and Leo IV, on right, both wearing chlamys and holding akakia in right hands; cross between. Rev. Crowned figure of Leo III standing facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in right hand. Anastasi 437f. DOC 19. SB 1569. Dark brown patina. Struck on an irregularly shaped flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1399
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 780-787. LЄOҺ-VS S ЄΓΓOҺ COҺSτAҺτI O ҺЄOS B (last S vertical) Crowned figures of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, wearing chlamys and seated facing on a lyre-backed throne; between their heads, cross. Rev. LЄOҺ PAP COҺSτAҺτIҺOS PAτHR Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 2 (as Leo IV). Füeg 1.C.2. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). A nicely centered, lustrous and of an unusual fine style for the series, solidus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 527 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1400
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), 792-793. d COnSTAnTInOS CA SIΔ' Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless and smaller, on the left, wearing chlalmys, and Irene, larger and on the right, wearing loros and holding cross tiped scepter; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. S InIRI AVΓ'AV MITRA' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 2. Füeg 4 (Ir.4.10/C.4.10). SB 1592. Very rare with this arangement of the legends . Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 1401
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 1.90 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRIS-TUS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. COhS/TAhTIhO/S S IRINI E/C ΘEЧ bA/SILIS+ in five lines within triple dotted circle. DOC 4. SB 1595. Possibly overstruck. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1402
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.74 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 803-810. hICIFOROS b Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in left. Rev. STAVRACI Crowned facing bust of Stauracius, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in left. DOC 7. SB 1609. Clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1403
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.33 g, 5 h), Constantinople mint (or uncertain provincial mint?). +bASILIOS S COhST AЧςς Half-length busts of Basil I and Constantine facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, holding labarum between them. Rev. +bASIL/ CONSτAҺ/τIҺOS EҺ ΘO/ bASILEIS R/OmAIOҺ in five lines. DOC 8 (Constantinople). SB 1721 (Uncertain Provincial Mint). Green patina with light earthen highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1404
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.67 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEOh BAS-ILEVS ROm' Crowned bust of Leo VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding akakia in his right hand. Rev. + LEOҺ/ EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1405
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.53 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEOh BAS-ILEVS ROm' Crowned bust of Leo VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding akakia in his right hand. Rev. + LEOҺ/ EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Well-struck with a black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1406
Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.69 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEOh BAS-ILEVS ROm' Crowned bust of Leo VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding akakia in his right hand. Rev. + LEOҺ/ EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Green patina. Light cleaning marks, porosity, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 1407
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 871-886. +IhS XPS REX REႺ NANTIႷM✳ 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. bASILIOS ET CONhSTAhT' AUGG'b' Crowned facing busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2c. SB 1704. Pierced, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1408
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.14 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 950-955. +IhS XPS REX REႺ NANTIႷM Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with two pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT CE ROmAn AUgg bR’ Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus I, beardless a patriarchal cross. DOC 15. Füeg 15.C.4. SB 1751. Pierced, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1409
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.15 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 950-955. +IhS XPS REX REςNANTIЧM 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 CE ROmAn AЧςς bR’ Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus I, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding between them with their right hands a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15ю Füeg 15.C.1ю SB 1751. Obverse field lightly smoothed, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1410
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, 913-959. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 945-circa 950. Crowned bust of Constantine VII facing, holding akakia in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Rev. + COҺST'/EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 26. SB 1761. Dark brown paina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1411
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 22 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 977-989. +IhS XPS REX RGENANTIЧM Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. bASILI C COҺSTAҺTI b R Crowned facing busts of Basil, on the left, with short beard and wearing a loros, and Constantine, on the right, beardless and wearing a chlamys; holding between them in their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 2c. SB 1796. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1412
Anonymous, time of Basil II & Constantine VIII, circa 970-1025. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 8.40 g, 6 h), Class A2, Constantinople. +EMMANOVHΛ / IC - XC Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with small cross in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with the cover ornamented with a small cross. Rev. + IhSЧS / XRISTЧS / bASILEЧ’ / bASILE' / + in five lines. DOC A2.32. Sear 1813. Brown patina, and with sharp details. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1413
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24 mm, 4.37 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 RωΜΑΝω / ΜΘ On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros (with five 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. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1414
Anonymous Folles, time of Constantine IX, circa 1042-1055. Follis (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 8.57 g, 6 h), Class D, Constantinople. IC XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. -+-/ IS XS/ ЬASILE / ЬASIL/ - (crescent) - in five lines; all within dotted circle. DOC D 1-34. SB 1836. Well-struck for the issue. Flan flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1415
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus IV, circa 1068-1071. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.20 g, 6 h), Class G, Constantinople. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. MP ΘY Facing bust of the Theotokos orans. DOC G.1-28. SB 1867. Black patina with sandy highlights. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A new type for Nicephorus Basilacius?
Lot 1416
Nicephorus Basilacius, usurper, 1078. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.72 g, 12 h). IC - XC Nimbate facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. C - B / (NH) - KΦ Jeweled cross set upon base. DOC -. SB -, but cf. 1902 and 1903A (both under Alexius I). Unique and unpublished. Brown patina. Crudely struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1417
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 23 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with square back, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔEC Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 2 var (obverse legend arrangement). SB 1882. A scarcer variety with IC XC next to the throne rather than next to the nimbus. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1418
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus Botaniates, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1. SB 1883. Lightly toned. Small flan flaw on obverse, a flan crack on 5h and hairline cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 210 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1419
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels with left. Rev. +NIKHΦP ΔECΠT Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus Botaniates, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1. SB 1883. With a fine portrait of Christ. Two flan cracks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1420
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 25 mm, 4.40 g, 5 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing on square-backed throne, holding Gospels in both hands. Rev. AΛΕΖΙω ΔΕC Bust of Alexius I facing, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 25b. SB 1918. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1421
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 30 mm, 3.94 g), post-reform period, Philippopolis(?), 1092/3-1118. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. Alexius standing facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 31a. SB 1936. Brown surfaces. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1422
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.77 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Bust of Christ facing, cross behind head, holding Gospels; in upper fields to left and right, crescents. Rev. + ΑΛΕΞΙ ΔΕCΠΤ Bust of Alexius I facing, wearing crown and loros, holding jewelled scepter and globus cruciger. DOC 34. SB 1921. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1423
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Bronze, 15 mm, 2.18 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, holding Gospels. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΙ ΔΕCΠΤ Crowned facing bust of Alexius I, wearing loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 33. SB 1920. Dark green patina. Light porosity and cleaning marks. Fine.
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Lot 1424
Gregorios Taronites, Duke of Trebizond, 1103-1106. Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 2.07 g, 6 h), . IC XC Draped bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing nimbus and holding Book of Gospels with his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. A-Λ/ Β-P Cross potent on base and a single step. Bendall NC 1977, Issue 13A. Rare and historically important. Slightly bent, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1425
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.15 g, 12 h), uncertain mint in Greece. Crowned bust of Alexius I facing, wearing loros, holding jeweled scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left. Rev. A-Δ / K-Φ Patriarchal cross set on two steps. DOC 45. SB 1932. Dark green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1426
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Tetarteron (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.12 g, 6 h), Thessalonika, 1137-1143 (?). IC XC Christ standing facing on dais, holding Gospels in left hand. Rev. Iω ΔЄ Crowned bust of John facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger with left. DOC 16b. SB 1954. Dark patina. Some roughness, otherwise, good fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1427
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Trachy (Billon, 29 mm, 3.14 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 1167-1183(?). IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; no star to either side. Rev. Manuel standing facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left, and being crowned by the Theotokos standing left. DOC 13d. SB 1966. Dark green patina with residual silvering present on the reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1428
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. (Billon, 29 mm, 4.08 g, 11 h), c. 1160-1164. (MHP) - ΘV The Theotokos enthroned facing, holding head of Holy Infant on lap. Rev. Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and globus with patriarchal cross. DOC 12. SB 1964. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1429
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Tetarteron (Copper, 24 mm, 2.94 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1152-circa 1160(?). MANUHΛ ΔECΠ Bust of St. George facing, holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Rev. Θ / Γ/Ε - (ωP)/ΓΙ/C Crowned bust of Manuel facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 18. SB 1975. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1430
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Tetarteron (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1152 - circa 1160. MHP - ΘV The Theotokos, orans, standing to right in an attitude of praying; being blessed by manus Dei to right. Rev. MANOYHΛ ΔECΠOTHC Manuel standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 15. SB 1968. Green patina, unusually complete and attractive for type. A lovely example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1431
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Half Tetarteron (Copper, 17.5 mm, 2.20 g, 11 h), light standard, uncertain Greek mint, circa 1143-1152. Crowned half length bust of Manuel facing, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger with left. Rev. Cruciform monogram of Manuel Comnenus. DOC 22. SB 1979. Dark patina. Light porosity and partially soft strike, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1432
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 2.88 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1195-1197. Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding scroll in left. Rev. Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding between them globus cruciger, and each holding a labarum. DOC 3. SB 2011. Dark patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1433
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Aspron Trachy (Bronze, 26 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KЄ ROHΘЄI / IC - XC Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding scroll in left. Rev. Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding between them globus cruciger, and each holding a labarum. DOC 3a. SB 2013. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1434
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 22 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Archangel Michael standing facing, holding lis-tipped scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 16. SB 2036. Exceptionally well cemtered and struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1435
Theodore Comnenus-Ducas. Trachy (Billon, 16 mm, 0.79 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, c. 1226-1227. 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; star to middle right field. Rev. ΘEOΔΩPOC ΔOYK / APX MX On the left, Theodore, crowned, wearing imperial robes and holding scepter in his right hand and with his left, receiving the walls of Thessalonica from the Archangel Michael, on the right, nimbate, winged and wearing an elaborate loros; above, between them, hand of God crowning Theodore. DOC 7a. SB 2165. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1436
John Comnenus-Ducas, as despot of Thessalonica, 1242-1244. Trachy (Bronze, 16 mm, 0.84 g), Thessalonica. The Theotokos enthroned facing, holding infant Christ on lap. Rev. John standing facing, holding labarum in right hand and akakia in left. DOC 28. LBC 411. SB 2214. Crude as issued, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1437
Michael VIII Palaeologus. Trachy (Bronze, 25 mm, 2.26 g, 6 h), Constantinople. St. Demetrius standing facing, holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Rev. Michael standing facing, holding labarum in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned and blessed by the Virgin Mary. DOC 66-9. PCPC 26. SB 2265. Dark green patina. very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1438
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 25 mm, 2.91 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Christ Pantocrator enthroned facing, cross-nimbus at head. Rev. Michael VIII standing facing, wearing loros, holding labarum-headed scepter in right hand and patriarchal globus cruciger in left. DOC -. PCPC 42. SB 2279. Rare. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1439
Michael VIII Palaeologus. Trachy (Bronze, 24 mm, 1.65 g, 7 h), Constantinople. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) enthroned facing. Rev. Michael standing facing, holding sword in his right hand. DOC 109. SB 2281. Brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1440
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 2.48 g, 6 h), Class V, Thessalonica. Nimbate Archangel Michael standing facing, in military attire and holding labarum in his right hand and sword in his left. Rev. Half-length figures of Michael VIII on the left, wearing loros and holding cruciform scepter in his right hand, and St. Demetrius on the right, nimbate, in military attire and holding spear with his left hand; holding jointly staff surmounted with cross in wreath . DOC 147. SB 2297. Flat areas from incomplete striking, and some cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Extremely rare
Lot 1441
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Andronicus III, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 20 mm, 1.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, c. 1305-1320. ΑNΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC Andronicus II standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. ΑNΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC Andronicus III standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC -. LPC 4. PCPC 188. SB 2463. Rare. Edge chipped and flan cracked, with some delamination on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1442
Alexius II, emperor of Trebizond, 1297-1330. Asper (Silver, 20 mm, 2.23 g, 6 h). St. Eugenius seated right on horse; M above horse's head, single pellet below. Rev. Alexius seated right on horse; NI above horse's head. Retowski 16. SB 2619. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A great rarity and certainly the finest known example
Lot 1443
John V Palaeologus, with Anna of Savoy (Regent), 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 1.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1341-1347. ANA (MHP) ΘV Anna, seated facing, holding scepter, on low backless throne; on right, the Virgin seated left, blessing the empress; pellet in field between them. Rev. Tω Θω / IωENXω John, seated facing on right, beside Christ, on left, seated right and blessing the emperor; in field above, IC - XC. DOC -. LPC p. 138, 8. PCPC (283). SB 2509. A great rarity and an exceptional example, with complete legends, a bold strike, and lovely deep toning. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 1300 CHF
Very rare basilikon of the usurper Andronicus IV Palaeologus
Lot 1444
Andronicus IV Palaeologus, usurper, 1376-1379. Basilikon (Silver, 9 mm, 0.61 g, 12 h), Constantinople. Uncertain saint on horseback right, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and reins in left. Rev. OCEN ANΔPΟΝΙΚΟC Andronicus standing facing, holding patriarchal cross. DOC -. LPC p. 152, note . PCPC -. SB 2546. Very rare. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: Withdrawn
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Lot 1445
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese (Billon, 17 mm, 0.91 g, 12 h), an example of the anonymous "Politikon" coinage, Constantinople, c. 1320-1350. +ΠOΛITIKOИ Cross pattée. Rev. Castle with gabled center and side towers; above, cross between two pellets. DOC 1209-14. LPC p. 184, 7. PCPC 362. SB 2578. Excellent centering, light toning, and good strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1446
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros, Imperial kandidatos & Droungarios of Syke in Cilicia, circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 18.99 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend ΘΕΟΤΟKΕ BOHΘEI; in the fields, TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ . Rev. ΘΕΟΔΩ/ΡΩ ΒS ΚΑΝ/ΔΙΔ S B'Δ/PΟΓΓΑΡIΩ/ CY[KHC] in five lines. A possibly unpublished seal, with another example, from the same bulloterion recently offered in Themis 9 (2021), 673 which completes the inscription of the present example. Syke could refer to the castle of Syke on the coast of Cilicia which has been under siege by the Arabs in 771 according to Theophanes. Very rare, with only two examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1447
BYZANTINE SEALS. Stephanos, Imperial Spatharios, Circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 29 mm, 10.06 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram reading: Κύριε βοήθει τῷ/σῷ - δού/λῳ (Lord aid your servant). Rev. +CTE/ΦΑΝΩ BA/CIΛΙK' CΠA/ΘAPΙΩ in four lines. Stylistic similarities with BZS.1947.2.675. Good metal. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1448
BYZANTINE SEALS. Leontios, Imperial kandidatos and Kourator, Circa 9th-10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 10.97 g, 12 h). KE BOHΘH TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ around patriarchal cross set on base and two steps. Rev. +ΛEON/TI B'KANΔ/HΔAT' S KOY/PATOP' in five lines within linear border. Very similar in style and titles to a seal of a certain Maekes, BZS.1958.106.2161. Well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
The guardians of Constantinople
Lot 1449
BYZANTINE SEALS. Stephanos Imperial Spatharios and Chartoularios of the Numera, circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 14.50 g, 12 h). +KE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ Patriarchal cross set on base and three steps from which tendrils grow towards each side. Rev. +CTEΦ/ΑΝΩ B'CΠA/Θ' S XAPTOY/Λ ΤΩ NOY/MEPΩN in five lines within circular dotted border. Seemingly unpublished. The title of Chartoularios of the Numeroi is extremely rare to appear in seals. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1450
BYZANTINE SEALS. Gregorios, imperial ostiarios, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 24 mm, 7.72 g, 11 h). KE BOHΘ' TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ ("Lord please aid your servant") Double cross potent on base and three steps, with fleurons rising from each side of the base. Rev. +ΓPHΓΟ/PIΩ B'OCT/IAP, S EΠΙ TIC/ ΛYKIAKIC/ TPAΠEZ in five lines flanked by sets of dots. The whole within simple linear border. A fine seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1451
BYZANTINE SEALS. Petros, Protonotarios of Thrace? and Imperial Spatharios, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 12.37 g, 12 h). KE ROHΘH TΩ/CΩ Δ૪Λ Nimbate bust of St. Peter holding the Keys of Heaven in his right hand and a long cross in his left hand. Rev. + /ΠΕΤΡΩ/ Α'CΠΑΘΑP'/ S ANOTAP,/ T, ΘPAK' in five lines within plain dotted border. Possibly unpublished except for the prior auction appearances of this example. Extremely interesting and rare iconography for the Apostle Peter. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1452
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theophilos, Imperial Strator & Dioiketes, circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 12 h). ΚΕ ΒΟΗΘΗ ΤΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ ΑΜ[..] Cross potent on a base and two steps, with fleurons on either side of the base. Rev. +/ΘEO/ΦIΛΩ B'CT/PATOP S' Δ/IOIKHT' in four lines with fleuron above (?) and below. The whole within plain dotted border. Unpublished in the standard references. An interesting seal of a imperial court officer who was in charge of the stables. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1453
BYZANTINE SEALS. Konstantine, Circa 10th-11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 18 mm, 4.78 g, 12 h). O /Δ/H-M/H/T' Nimbate facing bust of Saint Demetrios, holding a spear over his right shoulder, and a square shield with his left arm. Rev. †KE BΘ/ TΩ CΩ Δ/ ΚΩN in three lines. Bang and flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1454
BYZANTINE SEALS. Imperial. Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 34 mm, 32.46 g, 12 h). +ΕΜΜΑ-ΝΟΥΗΛ Draped bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing nimbus decorated with five pellets in each arm, holding Book of Gospels with his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. +CΩNSTANT AYTOKRA[T RM] Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing jewelled crown with pendilia and jewelled loros, holding staff surmounted by cross in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DO Seals 6, no. 73. Zacos I, 79 (but from different bulloterion from the published examples). Nicely and deeply toned. Rough areas on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1455
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil Tarchaneiotes, Circa 1040-1060. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 29 mm, 22.00 g, 12 h), bearing the titles of Magistros and Dux. Winged, nimbate and cuirassed bust of the Archangel Michael, holding scepter with his right hand and globus with his left hand. Rev. †KE BO/HΘEI BACI/ΛEIΩ MAΓIC/CTPΩ S ΔOYKI/ TΩ TAPXANIΩΤΗ/-•- in seven lines. Hermitage M-6690. Leontiades, Siegel, 3d. Schlumberger, Sigillographie p. 705, no. 2 var (without the Dux title yet in this seal). Seibt 9. Wassiliou-Seibt II 248. Very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1456
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theophylaktos Romaios, krites of the velon of the Aegean sea and anagrapheus, circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 19.08 g, 12 h). CKΕΠΕ ΜΟΙ Nimbate bust of the Archangel Michael, holding scepter with his right hand and globus with his left. Rev. ΘEOΦY/ΛAKTO ΠPK / ΚΡΙΤ, ΤΟΥ ΒΗΛ / ΤΟΥ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ / ΠΕΛΑΓ, S ΑΝ /ΑΓΡΑΦ, Ο ΡΩ/MC in seven lines within dotted border. Wassiliou - Seibt BBÖ II p. 32, n. 22 . Same boulloterion as Hirsch 267 (2010) 880 (realised 420€). Of excellent engraving skill; an elegant and charming seal of a high officer of the theme of the Aegean sea. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1457
BYZANTINE SEALS. Anonymous, Circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 17 mm, 4.44 g, 12 h). Nimbate and draped bust of St. Theodoros facing. Rev. MAPT/ ΦYΛAT/ TON CON/ OIKE(T) in four lines. A particularly small, but elegant seal, probably of a lower military rank officer. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1458
BYZANTINE SEALS. Joseph Chartoularios of Hagia Sophia, circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 24 mm, 7.80 g, 12 h), Constantinople. M/I-X/A Winged and nimbate bust of the Archangel Michael, holding scepter with his right hand and globus with his left. Rev. +IΩCHΦ/XAPTOY/ΛAPIΩ THC/ MEΓAΛHC/ EKΛHCIS in five lines within plain dotted border. Rare and historically important. Flat areas from incomplete pressing of the bulloterion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1459
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, circa 2nd half of 12th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 24 mm, 19.23 g, 12 h). (OA)/Θ - E/O/Δ/P Nimbate and bearded facing bust of St. Theodore, holding a spear over his right shoulder with his right hand and holding a shield with his left. Rev. +KE BO/HΘI BA/CIΛEIΩ in three lines with decorated crosses above and below. The whole within plain dotted border. Unpublished save its prior auction appearance. A seal of a military officer, produced in a provincial workshop. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1460
BYZANTINE SEALS. Empire of Trebizond. Monastery of Panagia Theoskepastos, circa 14th-15th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 34 mm, 22.30 g, 12 h). H/ΘE/OC/KE - ΠA/CT/O/C Nimbate and orans Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing. Rev. (OAΓ)/Λ/ΓЄ/(ωP)/ ΓΙ/O/C - (OAΓ)/θЄ/OΔ/ω/PI/PO/C St. George, holding sword and scabbard, and St. Theodore, holding spear and shield set on ground, standing facing. Laurent, Corpus, V/1, 1295. Zacos II 790 (from the same bulloterion). Rolled and folded, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1461
WEIGHT, Greek-Roman. Circa 1st century BC - 2nd century AD. Weight of 8 Drachmas (Lead, 39x38 mm, 34.40 g, 12 h). H (8) within linear frame and raised edges. Loop at 12h. Rev. Blank. Cf. Hendin, Weights 300. Qedar II, 4106. CNG e376, (2016) 740. Intact and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Roman Provincial transformed to a Byzantine weight
Lot 1462
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN/AEGEAN AREA. Circa 4th-6th/7th century. Weight of 1-nomisma (Bronze, 18x17x1.5 mm, 4.18 g), a square coin weight with plain edges, made from an earlier coin, cut down and partially smoothed flat. Large N with a trefoil of pellets in each end. Pellet on upper and lower field. Rev. COL AVGO TROAD She-wolf standing right, looking back, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. An unusual Byzantine weight made from a 3rd century Roman coin from Alexandria Troas. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1463
UNCERTAIN EAST. 1st-2nd centuries. Seal or Bulla (Clay, 20 mm, 1.53 g, 12 h). Bearded head of Zeus-Ammon to right, with ram's horn curled above ear. Rev. Blank, as made. Attractive with light earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1464
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.25 g, 7 h). O/ ΠΕ/[T-Ρ/Ο/C] Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, raising right hand in blessing and holding cross in his left. Rev. +/ KЄ BOI/ΘH TO ΔY/ΛO COV T/ANKPI in five lines. CCS 3a. Metcalf 50. Schlumberger pl II, 6. Wäckerlin 79-84. Well-struck for the issue and unusually nice. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1465
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.59 g, 6 h), second type. +KЄ BO TO TANKRЄ or similar Bearded bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban and chain mail, and holding sword in right hand. Rev. IC XC NI-KA in quarters of cross with pellets on the end of each arm and floral base. CCS 4a. Metcalf 63-70. Schlumberger pl. 2, 7. Wäckerlin 85-7. Dark green patina with earthen highlights. very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rhodes under the Byzantines
Lot 1466
CRUSADERS. Lords of Rhodes. Time of Michael VIII Palaeologus -Andronikos II Palaeologus, circa 1250-1309. (Bronze, 17 mm, 1.40 g, 12 h), c. 1259-1309 but probably 1261-1275. Plain cross with B in each quarter (coat of arms of the Palaeologos family). Rev. Plain cross with B in each quarter (coat of arms of the Palaeologos family). Schlumberger pl. VIII, 23. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1467
CRUSADERS. Lordship of Mytilene (Lesbos). Francesco II Gattilusio with Manuel Palaiologos, 1396-1400. Denier (Copper, 17.5 mm, 1.05 g, 8 h). +FRANCISCVS ✿ GATILVX: Coat of arms of the Gattilusi family within an ornamented octofoil. Rev. +DOMINUS ✿ METELINI Palaeologos coat of arms within an ornamented octofoil. Metcalf 1165. Schlumberger pl. XVI, 2 (as Francesco I). Tzamalis Φ 235. Wäckerlin 305. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1468
CRUSADERS. Lordship of Mytilene (Lesbos). Dorino Gattilusio, 1428-1449. Denier (Copper, 18 mm, 1.55 g, 12 h), Mytilene mint. +DORINVS GATELVXE Large Gothic D flanked by stars of five rays; the whole within dotted border. Rev. +DOMINVZ ✱ METELINI✱ The coat of arms of the Palaeologos family within dotted circle. Lunardi G12. Schlumberger pl. XVI, 28. Wäckerlin -. A relatively scarce type. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1469
ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Khosrau type. Early Pre-Reform. Pashiz (Copper, 20 mm, 1.10 g, 9 h), Bishapur. Facing bust. Rev. Crowned human-headed bull to right. Album 42. Gyselen 7. An intriguing piece, well-struck for the issue and with an inscription citing the official Daray. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1470
ISLAMIC, al-Andalus (Spain). Abd al-Rahman I, AH 138-172 / AD 756-788. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.80 g, 5 h), al-Andalus (Qurtubah [Cordoba]) mint, dated year 158 AH = 775/6 AD. Album 339. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1471
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Mansur, AH 136-158 / AD 754-775. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.97 g, 12 h), with the name of the heir 'al-Mahdi Muhammad ibn Amir al-Mu'minin', al-Rayy (Shahr-e Rey), AH 148 = 765/6 AD. SICA III, 784. Well-struck and clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1472
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 2.90 g, 8 h), al-Rafiqa, AH 188 = 803/4 AD. Album 219. SICA III, 763. A few marks, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1473
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi, AH 158-169 / AD 775-785. Dinar (Gold, 18.5 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), no mint, AH 167 = AD 783/4. Album 214; Bern 51. Toned. Some marks and scuffs, and struck on a uneven flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1474
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 2.97 g, 3 h), Madinat al Salam (Baghdad), AH 187 = AD 803. Album 219.2. Reverse slightly doubled, and with minor uncleaned spots on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1475
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dirham (Silver, 23 mm, 2.95 g, 12 h), Madinat al Salam (Baghdad), AH 188 = AD 803/4. SICA III, 1694. Uncleaned deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1476
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Ma'mun, AH 199-218 / AD 813-833. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.87 g, 9 h), Samarqand, AH 200 = AD 815/6. SICA III, 901. Rough area on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1477
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Dirham (Silver, 21 mm, 2.88 g, 2 h), Fars, AH 247 = AD 861/2. SICA IV, 703. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1478
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Dirham (Silver, 20 mm, 2.91 g, 4 h), Fars, AH 247 = AD 861/2. SICA IV, 703. Some marks on both sides and with a few deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1479
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Mu'tamid, AH 256-279 / AD 870-892. Dinar (Gold, 20 mm, 2.88 g, 6 h), of reduced weight, mint of Sana'a in Yemen, dated year 259 AH = 872/3 AD. Album 1055. Bernardi 172ED. ICV 416. Pierced twice and with scratches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1480
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Muqtadir, third reign, AH 317-320 / AD 929-932. Dinar (Gold, 23 mm, 4.14 g, 10 h), Citing Abu’l Abbas as heir, Misr (Kairo in Egypt) mint, AH 320 = AD 932. Album 245.2. A very well-struck piece, perfectly centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1481
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Radi, AH 322-329 / AD 934-940. Dirham (Silver, 26 mm, 4.71 g, 5 h), citing the caliph al-Radi billah, Madinat al-Salam, AH 326 = AD 937/8. SICA IV, 1172. Well-centered and clear. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1482
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Hülegü, AH 654-663 / AD 1256-1265. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.59 g, 2 h), Mardin, date off flan. Album 2122.2. ICV 2066. Bright and struck on fine silver . Slightly wavy flan and off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1483
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Mahmud Ghazan I, AH 694-703 / AD 1295-1304. Double Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 4.33 g, 3 h), Isfahan, AH 700=1300/1 AD. Album 2172. Bright and clear. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1484
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Khudabanda Öljeytü, AH 703-716 / AD 1304-1316. Double Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Tus, AH 712 = AD 1312/3. Album 2188. Diler Ul-370 (year 712 unrecorded). ICV 2117. Scarce. Minor flat area, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1485
ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Khudabanda Öljeytü, AH 703-716 / AD 1304-1316. Double Dirham (Silver, 23 mm, 3.79 g, 9 h), Arbil, AH 714 = AD 1314. Album 2188. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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