obolos 21
2 January 2022
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TURKEY. Abdul Aziz, 1861-1876. Medal (Silver, 36 mm, 23.75 g, 12 h), Cretan Revolt Medal (Girid Madalyasi), 1st issue, AH1285 / 1868. Tughra of Abdul Aziz above a double crescent. Rev. Panoramic view of the island of Crete, the word "Girid" (Crete) and date below. Nuri Peri 1108. An historical medal. Light scratches and suspension hole, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
FRANCE, Provincial. Le Mans. In the name of Herbert I, 11th century. Denier (Billon, 19 mm, 1.10 g, 5 h). +COMES CENOMANIS Erbertus monogram. Rev. +SIGNVM DEI VIVI Cross pattée with pellets in first and second quarters, A and ω in third and fourth. Boudeau 170. Duplessy 398. Poey d'Avant 1588. Crude, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Rare imitation of Venice
INDIA. Imitating Venice, circa 1675-1850. Ducat (Gold, 21 mm, 3.50 g, 6 h), Venice. Doge kneeling before St. Mark, staff between. Rev. Male deity, within mandorla surrounded by nine stars. A particularly unusual imitation. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Rare Papal seal
ITALY. Papal Coinage. Celestine III, 1191-1198. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 42 mm, 45.05 g, 12 h), Vatican. S/ P/A - S/ P/E Nimbate facing heads of St. Paul to left and St. Peter to right; between them, cross. Rev. CELE / STINVS / . PP.III. in three lines within dotted circle. Serafini p.28 1-3, pl. I, 2. Very scarcely offered! Bang on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
ITALY. Venice. Ranieri Zeno, 1253-1268. Grosso (Silver, 21 mm, 2.15 g, 6 h). S•M•VЄNЄTI•RA•CЄNO / D/V/X Ranieri Zeno and St. Mark standing facing, holding between them the banner of Venice. Rev. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Paolucci 1. An attractive, well struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ITALY. Venice. Jacopo Contarini, 1275-1280. Grosso (Silver, 21 mm, 2.09 g, 6 h). S•M•VЄNЄTI•IA•9TARINI / D/V/X Jacopo Contarini and St. Mark standing facing, holding between them the banner of Venice. Rev. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Paolucci 1. Attractive light toning and well centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ITALY. Venice. Ludovico Manin, 1789-1797. Zecchino (Gold, 21.5 mm, 3.40 g, 10 h), 120th, and last, Doge of Venice. LVDOV• MANIN• / S •M• VЄNЄT• / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Ludovico Manin kneeling to left. Rev. SIT• T• XRE• DAT• O• TV / REGIS• ISTE• DVCA Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with sixteen stars. CNI VIII 75. Gamberini 1926. Montenegro 3320. Papadopoli 4. Paolucci 14. Encapsulated in a NGC holder #3934952-025, graded MS 62. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Peter I the Great, 1682-1725. Poltina (Silver, 34 mm, 13.64 g, 12 h), Moscow, Red mint, 1724. Laureate bust of Peter I to right. Rev. Crowned double-headed imperial eagle, holding orb and scepter. Bitkin 1074. Diakov 1511. KM 160. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Anna, 1730-1740. Poltina (Silver, 35 mm, 12.71 g, 12 h), Kadashevsky, 1733. Draped bust of Anna. Rev. Crowned double-headed imperial eagle, holding orb and scepter. Bitkin 153. Diakov 6. KM 195. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 500 CHF
RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Catherine II, the Great, 1762-1796. 5 Kopecks (Copper, 44 mm, 34.96 g, 12 h), Ekaterinburg, 1784 EM. Crowned monogram dividing date, all within wreath. Rev. Crowned double-headed imperial eagle, holding orb and scepter; E-M below. Bitkin 635. KM C59.3. An interesting example, unusual lighter than usual, without any sign of clipping at the edges. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Alexander II, 1855-1881. 5 Roubles (Gold, 23 mm, 6.52 g, 12 h), St. Petersburg, 1865-СПБ СШ. Legend and date. Rev. Crowned double-headed imperial eagle. Bitkin 12. Friedberg 163. KM YB26. Small dent at 8 o'clock., otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Nicholas II, 1894-1917. 15 Roubles (Gold, 24 mm, 12.92 g, 12 h), St. Petersburg, 1897-АГ. Head of Nicholas II to left. Rev. Crowned double-headed imperial eagle. Bitkin 2. Friedberg 177.; KM Y65.2. Trace of previous mounting as jewellery at 12 o'clock., otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
SPAIN, Castile & León. Ferdinand V and Isabella I, 1474-1504. Ducat (Gold, 23.5 mm, 3.52 g, 5 h), Valencia. +FERDINANDVS + ELISABET REX Crowned bust of Ferdinand to right and Isabella to left, facing each other; between them and below, crown above S-S. Rev. +VALEN ••• •••MAIORIC Crowned coat of arms. Callico 160 var. Friedberg 82. A well struck and sharp example; rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1705 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
SPAIN, Aragon. Ferdinand II, 1479-1516. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.46 g, 3 h), Perpignan. FERDINANDVS•D• G• REX• CS Crowned and draped bust of Fernando II to right; crescent behind neck. Rev. ELE• ET•ARAGONVM• COMES• Crowned coat of arms, flanked by P-P. Unpublished but cf. Cayon 2328. Friedberg 32. Extremely rare. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
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