obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing to left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC (3c). MIBE 4a. SB 3. Well-centered and attractive. Nose poorly struck giving the emperor the face of a depraved parrot, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.95 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC H / CONOB Victory standing to left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3g. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina (Γ), 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Γ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross surmounted by reversed staurogram; in field to left, star. DOC 7c. MIB 7. SB 5. With a provincial looking portrait. Mount marks on edge, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Semissis (Gold, 18.5 mm, 2.17 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 507-518. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing XXXX on shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 9. MIBE 10. SB 7. Slightly wavy flan (as usual). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Graffito on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3i. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Boldly struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 492-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 10. MIB 13. SB 8. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Circa 6th - 7th century AD. Tremissis (Gold, 4.32 g). Lot of Three (3) Byzantine gold Tremisses, including an issue of Anastasius I. Fine to about very fine. Lot sold as is, no returns (3).
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing XXXX on shield set on knee; to right, staurogram; to left, star. DOC 3. MIBE 4. SB 57. Slightly wavy flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Justin I, 518-527. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing to right, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC 4. MIB 5. SB 58. Well centered and with light earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.95 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 4th officina (Δ), 527-537. D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Δ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC 3d. MIBE 5. SB 137. Clipped in antiquity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 545-565. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding cross on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Z(retrograde) / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by a staurogram in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC (9g). MIB 7. SB 140. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 450 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, IB = 12th officina, 537-542. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding cross on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder; cuirass without pellets. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC IB / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross topped with Ρ in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. DOC 278 (Carthage). MIBE 7. SB 140. Edge weakness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.28 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and cross set on globe in left; in field to right, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. s, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 16.5 mm, 1.46 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and cross set on globe in left; in field to right, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing right, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and cross set on globe in left; in field to right, star. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Obverse scratch, legends weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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Justin II, 565-578. Half Follis (Copper, 22 mm, 5.97 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, year 3 = 567-568. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. A/N/N/O - II[I] / TES Large K; above, cross. DOC 63.3. MIBE 68b. SB 365. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. 4 Nummia (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.50 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. D N IVSTINIANVS Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. Large Δ; across field, A - P. DOC -. MIB 175. SB 194. Rare, an unusual denomination. Dark green patina with bold devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
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Anonymous, time of Justinian I, circa 530. Third Siliqua (Silver, 17.5 mm, 0.82 g, 7 h), Constantinople. Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantinopolis to right. Rev. Large TX monogram. Bendall, Anonymous, 12. Very fine.
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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.23 g, 6 h), Constantinople. dm COSTAN-TINVS PP AI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius II to right. Rev. VICTOR TIbERI AVS / CONOB Cross potent set on globe. DOC 5. MIBE 7. SB 424. Excellent style for the issue. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 583/4-602. Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Z / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by a staurogram in right hand and globus cruciger in left. DOC 5g; MIBE 6; SB 478. Amusingly double-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 11.76 g, 6 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), RY 7 = 588/9. ΠITNATS [...] P P V Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / U / tHEUP’ Large m; above, cross. DOC 155. SB 532. Lovely reddish sand patina. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 607-609. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ B / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10b. MIBE 9. SB 620. Edge weakness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
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Phocas, 602-610. Half Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 5.59 g, 7 h), Thessalonica. D m FOCA ERP AVG Phocas, on left, crowned, holding globus cruciger in right hand, and Leontia, on right, nimbate, holding cruciform scepter in right hand, standing facing; above, cross. Rev. TES XX; above, cross. DOC 51. MIB 94. SB 655. Well centered and struck for the issue, and with a two-toned dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1st officina (A), c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P A Crowned busts of Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, each wearing chlamys and cross on diadem; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ A / CONOB Cross potent on three steps. DOC 13a. MIB 11. SB 738. Legends a little softly struck, light scratch in the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.48 g, 8 h), Constantinople, E = 5th officina, c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AVC 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 AVႺႯ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13d. MIB 11. SB 738. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina (E), c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP A Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right, smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13 var. (officina). MIB 11. SB 738. Light scuffs, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 8th officina (H), c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV Crowned, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right, smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13g. MIB 11. SB 738. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIЧI ET hERA CONT PP AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13i. MIB 11. SB 738. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Heraclius, with Martina and Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.69 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, year 17 = 626-627. Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on the right and Martina on the left, all standing facing, each wearing crown and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Rev. ANNO - X/ςI / Γ / CON Large M; to left, Heraclian monogram. DOC 101c. MIB 162. SB 808. Well centered and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
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Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 661-663. d N CONS-TNAI Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30b. MIB 31. SB 964. Extremely lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
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Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 661-663. d N CONS-TNAI Facing busts of Constans II, large and with long beard, and Constantine IV, smaller and beardless, both wearing crowns with cross and Constans with a plume above as well; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30b. MIB 31. SB 964. Extremely lustrous and sharp. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, c. 661-663. d N CO···T Draped facing busts of Constans II, on left, wearing plumed helmet, and Constantine IV, wearing crown; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ / Θ/CONOB Cross potent on three steps between Heraclius, on left, and Tiberius, on right, each holding long cross in their right hands. DOC 30h. MIB 31. SB 964. Light surface roughness and a little weakly struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 421 CHF
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Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, c. 661-663. Legend fragmented and indistinct Draped facing busts of Constans II, on left, wearing plumed helmet, and Constantine IV, wearing crown; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ / Θ/CONOBT Cross potent on three steps between Heraclius, on left, and Tiberius, on right, each holding long cross in their right hands. DOC 38b. MIB 37. SB 971. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
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Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.25 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 687-692. D IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned and bearded bust of Justinian II facing, with a cross on circlet on the crown, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVgU A/ CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 5a. MIB 6. Sear 1246. Extremely clear and well centered obverse. Reverse slightly off center with minor pitting, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Leontius, 695-698. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Ravenna. [D LEON PE AV] Bust of Leontius facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. RAV Large M, I above, short horizontal line below. DOC 30. MIB 39. SB 1358. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Half Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 3.69 g, 12 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, year 1 = 698-699. Crowned facing bust of Tiberius III, holding spear across chest in right hand and shield on left arm. Rev. A/N/N/O - I Large K; above, cross; below, Γ. DOC 12. MIB 75. SB 1368. Dark patina. Struck on a cut-down flan, as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Very rare and unusual!
Theodosius III, 715-717. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.37 g, 6 h), Syracuse. Crowned and cuirassed bust of the emperor facing, holding spear over shoulder and and globus cruciger. Rev. SCL Large M between two palm branches; above, monogram; Θ below. DOC 9. MIB 16. SB 1496. Spahr 293. Rare. Dark green patina with brown and sandy highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.18 g, 6 h), Syracuse. Philippicus standing facing, wearing helmet and miliary attire, holding eagle-tipped scepter and globus cruciger. Rev. [SCL] Large M; two stars flanking, monogram above. DOC II -; Spahr 238 (Leontius); MBBS 65; MIB III 24; SB 1460A. Extremely rare. Overstruck as usual. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 717-720. dND LEO - N P A MUL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 (this officina not listed). Füeg 1.B. MIB 1. SB 1502. With a serene and calm portrait of Leo. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Nicephorus I, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 802-803. nICI-FOROS bASILE' Bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. IhSUS XRIS-TUS nICA X Cross potent set upon three steps. DOC 1b. Füeg 1.B. SB 1603. A couple of small marks in the reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Theophilus, 829-842. Half Follis (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-842. ΘEOFIL' BASIL Crowned half-length figure of Theophilus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. +ӨEO/FILE AVG/OVSTE SY/ҺICAS in four lines. DOC 16b. SB 1668. Clear and complete. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Semissis (Gold, 13 mm, 1.18 g, 4 h), Syracuse, 868-879. bASILEIOC Crowned bust of Basil facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. CONSTANTI Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 581. DOC 14a. SB 1714. Hairline flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 120 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Semissis (Base gold, 11 mm, 1.00 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 868-879. bASILEIOC Crowned bust of Basil facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. CONSTANTI Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 581. DOC 14a. SB 1714. Well centered. Slight roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 202 CHF
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Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Miliaresion (Silver, 25 mm, 2.77 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 868-879. IhSuS XRI-StuS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps; below, globe; all within triple circle of pellets. Rev. +bASI / LIOS CE / CONStAn /tIns PIStV / bASILIS / ROMEO' in six lines within triple circle of pellets. DOC 7. SB 1708. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
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Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 22 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 977-989. +IhS XPS REX RGENANTIЧM Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with Θ in each arm, 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 2j. SB 1796. Very unusual decoration on the arms of the nimbus. Light scratches and graffito in a form of a christogram, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.65 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 977-989. En TOVTω nICA T' bASILEI C CωnST' Patriarchal cross crosslet, with pellet in crescent at the middle, on globe at the base with four steps; to left, crowned facing bust of Basil II, bearded and wearing loros; to right, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; triple linear border. Rev. + bASIL' / C CωnSTAn /ΠORFVROΓ' / ΠISTOI bAS' / RωMAIω' in five lines with an ornament above and below; all within triple linear border. DOC 17. SB 1810. Well centered and lightly toned. Minor surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Anonymous folles, time of Basil II and Constantine VIII, Circa 976-1030. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 6.97 g), Constantinople. EMMA – HOYHΛ / IC – XC Bust of Christ facing with ornate crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing and holding Book of Gospels in left. Rev. + IhSYS / XRISTYS / bASILEY’ / bASILE' Arabesque above and below legend. DOC A2.39. SB 1818. Well centered and well struck, and with a dark brown patina. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 26 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REςNANTҺIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing tunic and pallium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. +KωN RAC Λ O ΔOVKAC Constantine X standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 1a. SB 1847. Light scratches. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus IV, circa 1068-1071. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.04 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. Well centered and struck, and with a dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Anonymous Folles, time of Romanus IV, circa 1068-1071. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.75 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. Dark green patina. Obverse double struck, roughness, otherwise, about very fine.
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Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Miliaresion (Silver, 20 mm, 1.59 g, 6 h), Constantinople. EN TOΥTω NIKATE MIXAHΛ KAI MAPIA Cross crosslet with central X and pellet-in-crescent on shaft, set on four steps, between the crowned facing busts of Michael, on left, and Maria, on right. Rev. MIXAHΛ / KAI MAPIA / ΠICTOI BA/CIΛEI Pω/MAIωN in five lines. DOC 6a. SB 1874. Light scratches/graffiti, otherwise, good fine.
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John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Tetarteron (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.26 g, 6 h), Thessalonika, 1137-1143 (?). IC XC Christ standing facing on dais, holding Gospels in left hand. Rev. Iω Δ-ЄC- ΠΟΤΙ Crowned facing bust of John, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 16b. SB 1954. Well struck, in unusually fine condition, and with a green patina. Scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
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Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Tetarteron (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.09 g, 6 h), Constantinople. (MHP) - ΘV The Virgin Mary, nimbate, standing facing, holding head of Christ. Rev. ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚΟC ΔΕCΠΟΤΗC / IC - XC Andronicus standing facing, holding akakia in left hand and labarum in right, being blessed by Christ standing facing, holding Gospels in right hand. DOC 5. SB 1986. Black patina. A few light marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Silver, 26 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h), Constantinople. MHP - ΘV The Virgin, orans, enthroned facing; on her breast, facing head of infant Christ. Rev. ICAA/KI/OC - ΔEC/ΠO/TH/C Isaac, on left, standing facing and holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia with his left, crowned by Manus Dei at his right. DOC 3. SB 2003. A very unusual piece with high silver percentage in the alloy, probably a mint error? Extremely rare and as far as we know unique with this metal composition. Flat areas from incomplete striking, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
(MHP) - XC (sic!)
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.61 g, 6 h), Constantinople. (MHP) - XC (sic!) The Virgin Mary enthroned facing on straight-backed throne, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev. ICAAKIOC ΔEC O Isaac II, on left, standing facing, wearing divitision and chlamys, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned by the Archangel Michael who stands beside him on right, wearing military attire and holding jewelled scepter in his left hand; in field to lower right, X / M. Cf. DOC 2b. Cf. SB 2002. A very unusual and rare engraver's error in the Virgin's titles. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.33 g, 6 h), Constantinople. (MHP) - ΘV The Virgin Mary enthroned facing on straight-backed throne, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev. ICAAKIOC ΔEC O Isaac II, on left, standing facing, wearing divitision and chlamys, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned by the Archangel Michael who stands beside him on right, wearing military attire and holding jewelled scepter in his left hand; in field to lower right, X / M. DOC 2b. SB 2002. Flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.45 g, 5 h), Constantinople. (MHP) - ΘV The Virgin Mary enthroned facing on straight-backed throne, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev. ICAAKIOC ΔEC O Isaac II, on left, standing facing, wearing divitision and chlamys, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned by the Archangel Michael who stands beside him on right, wearing military attire and holding jewelled scepter in his left hand; in field to lower right, X / M. DOC 2b. SB 2002. Flan cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), Constantinople. (MHP) - ΘV The Virgin Mary enthroned facing on straight-backed throne, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev. ICAAKIOC ΔEC O Isaac II, on left, standing facing, wearing divitision and chlamys, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, being crowned by the Archangel Michael who stands beside him on right, wearing military attire and holding jewelled scepter in his left hand; in field to lower right, X / M. DOC 2b. SB 2002. Flan cracks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
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Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Trachy (Billon, 30 mm, 3.03 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1227-1228 (?). O / ΑΓ/ΙΟC ΔΗΜ/ΡΙΤΡ/ΙΟC St. Demetrius seated facing, holding sword across knees. Rev. ΘΕωΔΟΡΟC ΔΕC (ΜΗΡ) ΘV Half-length figures of Theodore, on left, holding cruciform scepter in right hand, and the Virgin, on right, holding between them a patriarchal cross; above emperor, manus Dei. DOC 9. SB 2167. Well centered, and with a dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Trachy Nomisma (Billon, 34 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1227 (?). IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; Δ/* - Δ across field. Rev. ΘΕΟΔΟΡΟC ΔΕCΠΟΤ ΟΛΓΗIΟC ΔH Theodore, holding cruciform scepter in right hand and akakia in left, standing facing, being crowned by St. Demetrius, who is holding a sheathed sword in his left hand. DOC 5b; SB 2162. Well struck for the issue, with clear details and complete legends. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
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Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Trachy (Billon, 31 mm, 4.18 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 1227-1228 (?). O / ΑΓ/ΙΟC ΔΗΜ/ΡΙΤΡ/ΙΟC St. Demetrius seated facing, holding sword across knees. Rev. [ΘΕωΔΟΡΟC ΔΕC] (ΜΗΡ) [ΘV] Half-length figures of Theodore, on left, holding cruciform scepter in right hand, and the Virgin, on right, holding between them a patriarchal cross; above emperor, manus Dei. DOC 9. SB 2167. Well struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
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Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Trachy (Billon, 31 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; Λ/Ι in right field. Rev. ΘΕΟΔΟΡΩ[...] Emperor, on left, being crowned by the manus Dei above, holding long-labarum-headed scepter in right hand and receiving a castle-model from St. Michael, on right, holding long jeweled scepter . DOC 7. SB 2165 corr. (St. Michael described as crowning Theodore). Clear types. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
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Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 24 mm, 2.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. MP - ΘY Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans. Rev. ΜΧ/ Δ/EC/ΠO/T/I/C - O/ΠAΛ/E/Ο/Λ/Ο/ΓΟ/S Michael seated on a throne with a jeweled back, holding sword across his knees. DOC 91-5. PCPC 37. SB 2275. An unusually clear coin for the type. Very fine.
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Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; */K -*/N sigla across the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Michael IX, on right, both kneeling. DOC 267 ff. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 127, sigla 185. SB 2396. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
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Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 22 mm, 4.14 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; */C and P(?)/* across the lower field. Rev. IX-XC/ A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - M/(fragmentary inscription) Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Michael IX, on right, both kneeling. DOC -. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 128, sigla not listed. SB 2396. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six towers; in the lower field, K-N sigla (N retrograde); in the upper field three pellets on the left and right field. Rev. ANΔPS X MAIΛ / IC-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 253-4. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 40. SB 2396. A fine example. Some flat areas as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.00 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. MP-ΘV Half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six towers; in the lower field, Γ-Λ sigla. Rev. ANΔNIK X MIXA / IC-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 235-261. LPC 62.1. PCPC 127, sigla 22. SB 2396. Doubled obverse and small graffito on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.51 g, 1 h), Constantinople, 1379-1391. St. Constantine, on left, and St. Helena, on right, standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. Rev. [+IωANIC EN Xω Tω] Nimbate facing bust of John, holding cruciform scepter in right hand. DOC 1302. LPC p. 170, 2. PCPC 1330. SB 2514. Only the third example to appear over the past decades. With a dark green patina and clear types. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Asper of Michael, emperor of Trebizond
Michael, emperor of Trebizond, 1344-1349. Asper (Silver, 22 mm, 1.57 g, 6 h). OA/ EΥ /N St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross. Rev. Χ/MI -M Michael on horseback to right. Retowski 1. SB 2625. One of the most elusive coins in the Trebizond series. Reverse slightly doubled, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Alexius III, emperor of Trebizond, 1349-1390. Asper (Silver, 17 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h). St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; upper left and right, monogram; below horse, lis; between hind legs, three dots; in front uncertain letter. Rev. AΛΕ Alexius on horseback to right, holding three-crossed sceptre; upper right, monogram; below horse, star; between hind legs, three dots; in front letter B. Retowski 36-37 var (obverse monogram). Apparently an unpublished variant. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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