obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Roger of Salerno, regent, 1112-1119. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 1.88 g, 7 h), First type. KEMMA NOVHΛ / IC - XC Christ Pantocrator standing facing. Rev. D(NE) - SAL / FT - RO in quarters of cross crosslet with pellet at end of each crossbars. CCS 7. Metcalf, Crusades 87. Dark surfaces. Flan crack and porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, minority, 1149-1163. Denier (Billon, 16.5 mm, 0.75 g, 9 h), Class B. +BOAMVNDVS Bare head of Bohémond III to right. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA Cross pattée with annulet in first quarter. CCS 26. Metcalf, Crusades 348-9. An attractive, toned example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Only a dozen or so known examples
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Joscelin I de Courtenay or Joscelin II, 1119-1150. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.73 g). Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator. Rev. IEVSEΛ(IИ) Cross pattée. CCS -. Metcalf, Crusades p. 38. R. Pesant, "Folles of Doubtful Attribution to Joscelyn de Courtenay, Count of Edessa," NumCirc XCIII.6 (July-August 1985), 3. Very rare - one of around only a dozen or so known examples. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
CRUSADERS. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Amaury, 1163-1174. Denier (Billon, 18.5 mm, 0.79 g, 7 h), Jerusalem. (annulet) AMALRICVS RЄX Cross pattée with annulets in 2nd and 3rd quarters. Rev. +DЄ IЄRVSALЄM Church of the Holy Sepulchre. CCS 25. Metcalf, Crusades 179-82. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CRUSADERS. Lords of Rhodes. Leo Gabalas, as Caesar, circa 1235. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 1.10 g, 12 h). KAIC/CAP' O Γ/BAΛA'. Rev. +/ O ΔOY/ TOY BA/CIΛES/+. DOC 1. Schlumberger pl. VIII, 17. Same dies as the example of lot 213 of LHS 97, 2006. Very rare. Dark brown patina with areas of lighter brown. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.49 g, 11 h), imitating the Venetian Ducat, Rhodes. •F•FABRICII•D•CA• - S•IOANNI / MF The Grand Master of the order kneeling left before St. John, jointly holding banner between themselves. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛT•O•T- •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DVC Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 387 var (legends). Kasdagli R 18/5 (this obverse die). Schlumberger pl. XI 14 var (legends). Very rare, sharp and clear with fine portraits. Slightly matte surfaces, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Rare date
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Suleiman ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 96-99 / AD 715-717. Dirham (Silver, 26.5 mm, 2.82 g, 9 h), Nahr Tire mint, dated AH 97 / AD 715-716. SICA II, -. Rare date. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 105-125 / AD 724-743. Fals (Bronze, 21 mm, 2.58 g, 1 h), struck under the governor, Abd al-llah bin 'Iyadh, Al Mawsil (Mosul) mint, undated, but after AH 110 (728 AD). Album 193. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.84 g, 9 h), issue in the name of the tribe Tanukh, undated. Album 189. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.63 g), no mint, no date. Album 153. Brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.01 g, 12 h), Tabariya (Tiberias in Israel), undated. Rev. Bird over Muhammad name, typical for the mint of Tabariya. Album 188. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.85 g, 9 h), no mint visible, undated. Album 153. Dark brown patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.61 g, 10 h), Ma'arrat Misrin mint (in Iblib), undated. Album 182. Dark brown patina with coppery highlight. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.45 g, 9 h), Ba'albak (ancient Heliopolis in Lebanon), undated. Album 168. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (post-reform), AH 77-132 / AD 697-750. Fals (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.59 g, 7 h), no mint, no date. Album 153. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Saffah, AH 132-136 / AD 749-754. Fals (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.70 g, 7 h), struck under the governor, Ismail bin Ali, Al Mawsil (Mosul), undated. Album 308. Green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mansur, AH 136-158 / AD 754-775. Dirham (Silver, 26 mm, 2.88 g, 3 h), al-Kufa mint (Kufa), dated AH 140 = 757/8 AD. Album 213. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi, AH 158-169 / AD 775-786. Dirham (Silver, 24 mm, 2.82 g, 3 h), Medinat Jayy, AH 162 / AD 779-780. Album 215.1. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi, AH 158-169 / AD 775-785. Dirham (Silver, 25.5 mm, 2.66 g, 3 h), Ifriqiya (possibly minted in Tunis), dated AH 168 = 784/5 AD. Album 215.2. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.43 g, 4 h), Arran mint, dated AH 190 = 805/806 AD. Album 2197. Some roughness, especially on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Ma'mun, AH 199-218 / AD 813-833. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 3.02 g, 9 h), Samarqand, AH 204 / AD 819. Album 223.4. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Ma'mun, AH 199-218 / AD 813-833. Dirham (Silver, 23 mm, 2.83 g, 9 h), Medinat Isbahan (Isfahan), dated AH 199 = 814/5 AD. Album 223. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Muktafi, AH 289-295 / AD 902-908. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.80 g, 6 h), al-Mawsil mint (Mosul), dated AH 295 = 907/8 AD. Album 244. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Muqtadir, second reign, AH 296-317 / AD 908-929. Dirham (Silver, 26 mm, 3.57 g, 4 h), Madinat al-Salam mint (Bagdad), dated AH 307 / AD 919-920. SICA IV, 1085. Toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Muqtadir, second reign, AH 296-317 / AD 908-929. Dirham (Silver, 27.5 mm, 2.60 g, 7 h), Halab mint (Aleppo), dated AH 308 = 920/921 AD. Album 246. Rare for this mint. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Qahir, second reign, AH 320-322 / AD 932-934. Dirham (Silver, 26 mm, 2.68 g, 2 h), al-Rahba mint (Mayadin), dated AH 320 = 932 AD. Album 251 (as scarce). Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Radi, AH 322-329 / AD 934-940. Dirham (Silver, 27 mm, 2.41 g, 9 h), Surra man Ra'a (Samarra, the capital of the Abbasid caliphate), AH 323 = AD 934-935. SICA IV, 556. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Timurtash, AH 516-547 / AD 1122-1152. Dirhem (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.61 g, 7 h), Mardin. Diademed, draped and cuirassed late Roman-style bust to right, bearded; mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Rev. Name, titles and genealogy of Husam al-Din Timurtash in three lines; name and titles of Husam al-Din Timurtash and his support for the Abbasid caliph in outer margin. Album 1826.2. S&S Type 25. Whelan -. Dark greenish-black patina. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Timurtash, AH 516-547 / AD 1122-1152. Dirhem (Bronze, 27 mm, 6.38 g, 2 h), Mardin. Diademed, draped and cuirassed late Roman-style bust to right, bearded; mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Rev. Name, titles and genealogy of Husam al-Din Timurtash in three lines; name and titles of Husam al-Din Timurtash and his support for the Abbasid caliph in outer margin. Album 1826.2. S&S Type 25. Whelan -. Dark brown patina, and with a portrait distinctly copy those of the Roman emperor Julian II. Some areas of flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.07 g, 6 h). Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. nimbate. Rev. Partial mint formula and name and pedigree of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and margins. Album 1820.1. S&S Type 1. Whelan Type VII, 133-4. Black patina. Surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 30 mm, 12.18 g, 12 h), Mardin(?), c. AH 566-572 / AD 1170-1176. Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; Kalima above and below, name and title of Abbasid caliph al-Mustadi to right and left. Rev. Facing female head wearing necklace; name, title, and ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Album 1827.5. S&S Type 30.2. Whelan Type IV, p. 85. Well struck and nicely centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.76 g, 3 h), imitating coins of Constantine I. Diademed head to right, looking upwards, within pellet quadrate border; around, Arabic inscription stating the ancestors of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines, stating the name and titles of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. Album 1828.1. S&S Type 31.1. Whelan Type II, 48-9. Dark green patina with light sandy deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Khartpert). Imad al-Din Abu Bakr, AH 581-600 / AD 1185-1203. Dirhem (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.59 g, 12 h), uncertain date. Diademed head to left. Rev. Five-line legend giving the name and titles of Abu-Bakhr as well as the name of the Caliph, al-Nasir; AH date flanking. Album 1825.2. S&S Type 22. Whelan Type II. Pleasing green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239. Dirhem (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.50 g, 2 h), AH 628 / AD 1230-1231. Male figure enthroned facing crosslegged, resting right hand on thigh and holding globus in left; stars flanking head; name of Nasir to outer right and left. Rev. Names and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir and Ayyubid overlord al-Kamil in five lines across fields; AH date to outer right and left. Album 1830.9. S&S type 46. Whelan Type XI. Dark olive-green patina. Think flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Syria). Nur al-Din Mahmud, AH 541-569 / AD 1146-1173. Dirhem (Bronze, 22 mm, 2.12 g, 6 h), Halab. Two figures standing facing holding between them a labarum on a three steps; the laqabs (fragmentary and debased) of the Zengid ruler to either side of labarum shaft. Rev. Christ, nimbate, standing facing; in the left and right fields. barbarous imitations of Greek legend. Album . S&S Type 73. Whelan Type II, 202-5. Dark greenish-black patina. Very crude for an issue that is already typically crude. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Ayyubids. Egypt. al-Nasir I Salah al-Din Yusuf (Saladin), AH 564-589 / AD 1169-1193. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 10.94 g, 4 h), Mayyafariqin, AH 582-589 = 1186/7-1193 AD. Lion reclining to left surrounded by four stars; around, name and title of al-Nasir I Salah al-Din Yusuf. Rev. In the center, name and titles of the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir li-Din Allah, in four lines; around, mint formula and AH date. Album 791.3. Balog, Ayyubids 177. ICV 896. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Electrum, 21 mm, 3.36 g, 8 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). DANDR DANDVLO - •S N VENETI / DVX Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATO TV - K SIS ISTVS DVCAT• Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mustafa II, AH 1106-1115 / AD 1695-1703. Zolota (Silver, 36 mm, 19.46 g, 11 h), Qustantînîya, AH 1110 = 1699-1700. KM 120. Wonderful broad flan and excellent strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mahmud II, AH 1223-1255 / AD 1808-1839. 1/4 Altın (Gold, 15 mm, 12 h), Qustantiniya, AH 1223 and regnal year 2 = 1810. KM 605 and 608. Encapsulated in an NGC holder #394952-002, graded MS 63. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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