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21 November 2020 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
A Solidus from the Gourdon Hoard of 1846
Lot 387
BURGUNDIANS. Sigismond, 516-524. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), struck in the name of Justin I, probably Lyon, but without any mintmark (the IS on the reverse has been interpreted as standing for the village of Isarnodorum, but it is more likely to stand for Sigismond), circa 518-524. DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin 3/4 facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTOR-I-A AVCCC IS / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; to right, star. Belfort 5154. Lafaurie, Gourdon, pl. VI, p. 64/5. Lafaurie, Lyon 27 (same dies). MEC 340 (same dies). Very rare. A splendid, toned and well-struck example. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 388
VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila, 621-631. Tremissis (Gold, 21 mm, 1.34 g, 6 h), Cordoba. +SVINTHILA REX Facing bust. Rev. +CORDOBA PIVS Facing bust. CNV 284.5. CME 8, 48. MEC 1, 236 var (reverse legend). Miles 226a.9 (this coin). Pliego 367a. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 389
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Danishmendids (Malatyah). 'Ayn al-Dawlah Isma'il, AH 536-547 / AD 1142-1152. Dirham (Copper, 34 mm, 11.67 g, 12 h), Malatya, ancient Melitene. ΑΙΝ Α[Λ] / δαω (ligate) ΛΑC / Ο ΥΙΟC (= 'Ain al-Dawla, son). Rev. ΤΟΥ Μϵ / ΓΑΛΟΥ Μϵ / ΛΗΚΙ ΑΜΗΡ (ΗΡ ligate) / ΓΑΖΙ (= of the great king and amir Ghazi). Album 1239. ICV (Wilkes) 1301. Very rare. A clear example of a normally badly struck coin. Heavily cleaned down to reddish copper surfaces, now toning, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 390
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Begtimurids. Sayf al-Din Begtimur. Dirham (Bronze, 23 mm, 10.23 g, 11 h), AH 579-589 / AD 1183-1193, Ahlat mint. Titles and date Mare suckling foal to left. Rev. Name and title of Sayf al-Din Begtimur in three lines across field; name and title of Abbasid Caliph al-Masir around. Album 1889. ICV 1291. A remarkably sharp and attractive example, with a fine brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF