obolos 21
2 January 2022
Webauction
Gordian III, AD 238-244. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 2.72 g, 7 h), Rome, 240. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PVBLICA Securitas seated left on throne, holding scepter and resting head upon hand. Cohen 340. RIC 130. Nicely struck. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Gordian III, AD 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 22 mm, 4.55 g, 1 h), Rome, 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Hercules standing right, leaning on his club. Cohen 404. RIC 95. Good very fine.
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Gordian III, 238-244. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 5.39 g, 1 h), Rome, 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. AETERNITATI AVG Sol standing left, extending his right arm and holding globe in his left hand. Cohen 41. RIC 83. Well centered. About extremely fine.
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Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.02 g, 1 h), rome, 244-247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. SECVRIT ORBIS Securitas seated left, holding scepter in right hand and propping head on left. Cohen 215. RIC 48b. About extremely fine.
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Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), Rome, 247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ANNONA AVGG Annona standing left, holding grain ears in her right hand over prow to left, and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 32. RIC 29. Light toning. Extremely fine.
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Otacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 30 mm, 19.66 g, 11 h), struck under her husband Philip I, Rome, 244. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to right, wearing stephane. Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTAE / S C Pietas standing left, raising hand and holding box of perfumes. Cohen 31. RIC 205a (Philip I). Attractive green patina. Very fine.
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Trajan Decius, 249-251. Heavy Antoninianus (Silver, 23 mm, 4.27 g, 1 h), Rome. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Rev. GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI Genius standing left, holding patera in his right hand and cornucopiae with his left; to right, legionary standard. Cohen 49. RIC 16c. Nearly extremely fine.
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Valerian I, 253-260. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 3.32 g, 7 h), Rome, 256-257. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right. Rev. RESTITVTOR ORBIS Emperor standing left, holding spear in left hand and raising female (Orbis Terrarum) kneeling to right. Cohen 183. RIC 117. MIR 36, 111b. Fine portrait of Valerian. Slightly weak strike on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus (Billon, 21 mm, 3.66 g, 7 h), Rome, 261-263. GALLIENVS AVG Radiate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. SECVRIT AVG Securitas standing left, legs crossed, raising right hand to head and resting left elbow on column behind her; to left, VI. Cohen 951. MIR 36, 503f. RIC 277. Well centered and struck. Porous, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Quietus, Usurper, 260-261. Antoninianus (Billon, 22 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h), Samosata. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus to right. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated left, holding spear in left hand and Victory on globe in right. Cohen 11. MIR 1738f. RIC 9. Sandy highlights over dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
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Postumus, Usurper in Gaul, 260-269. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 3.59 g, 1 h), Treveri (Trier), 268. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rev. PAX AVG Pax standing front, her head turned to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a transverse scepter in her left. AGK (corr.) 52a. Cunetio 2450. Elmer 565, 567. RIC 318. Well centered and struck. Reverse die slightly worn, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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Claudius II, 268-270. Antoninianus (Billon, 20 mm, 3.04 g, 6 h), Mediolanum, mid 269-Spring 270. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II to right. Rev. FIDES MILIT / S Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand. Normanby 1025. RIC 149. RIC V/1 Online temp. 57. Dark green patina. Flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
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Vabalathus, usurper, 268-272. Antoninianus (Billon, 21.5 mm, 3.00 g, 10 h), Antioch, 7th officina, March-May 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVG Victory standing left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm against her left shoulder with her left hand; in left field, star. Bland, Coinage 27. BN 1266a-7. RIC V 6. RIC V/1 Online temp. 3120. Very rare. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
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Tacitus, 275-276. Antoninianus (Bronze, 22 mm, 3.81 g, 7 h), Siscia, early-June 276. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Rev. FELICITAS AVG / P Felicitas standing left, holding patera in right hand over lighted altar to left, and long caduceus in right hand. BN -. RIC 135 corr. RIC V/1 Online temp. 3772. Green patina. A few small deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
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Diocletian, 284-305. Follis (Billon, 28 mm, 10.92 g, 6 h), Aquileia, 301. IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR / V /AQS Moneta standing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. RIC 31a. Well struck example with sharp details. Minor rough areas, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Maximianus Herculius, first reign, 286-305. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 11.40 g, 12 h), Aquileia, 1st officina, 296. IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maximianus to right. Rev. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / AQP Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. RIC 23b. With almost intact original silvering. Very fine.
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Severus II, as Caesar, 305-306. Antoninianus (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.00 g, 12 h), Alexandria, Γ = 3rd officina. FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus II to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM / Γ/ALE Severus II standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter in his left hand. RIC 60a. Brown patina. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
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Licinius I, 308-324. Follis (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 3.83 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, B = 2nd officina, 321-324. IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius I to right. Rev. IOVI CONS-ERVATORI / X / III / SMKB Jupiter standing front, head to left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and long scepter in his left; at his feet to left,, eagle standing left, holding wreath with his beak; to right, captive seated to right, his head turned back toward Jupiter. RIC 15. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Licinius II, Caesar, 317-324. Follis (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.93 g, 12 h), Cyzicus, Δ = 4th officina, 321-324. D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Licinius II to left, holding in right hand spear over far shoulder and shield on left arm. Rev. IOVI CONS-ERVATORI / X/IIΓ/SMKΔ Jupiter standing left, holding Victory in right hand and scepter in left; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak; to right, bound captive seated right, head turned to look back. RIC 18. Black patina. Nearly extremely fine.
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Constantine I, 307-337. Follis (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.82 g, 5 h), Commemorative Series, Heraclea, E = 5th officina, 336-337. VRBS ROMA Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to left. Rev. GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS / SMHE Two soldiers, each holding spear and resting hand on shield at their sides, standing either side of standard. RIC 156. Black patina. Good very fine.
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Divus Constantine I, died 337. Follis (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.45 g, 12 h), struck under his son, Constantius II, Antioch, E = 5th officina, 347-348. DV CONSTANTINVS P T AVGG Veiled head of Divus Constantine I to right. Rev. VN - MR / SMANE Divus Constantine, veiled, standing facing, with his head turned to right. RIC 112. Black patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
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Divus Constantine I, died 337. Follis (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.71 g, 4 h), struck under his son, Constantius II, possibly Antioch, 337-340. DV CONSTANTINVS P T AVGG Veiled head of Divus Constantine I to right. Rev. [...] Divus Constantine in quadriga to right, extending his right hand toward manus Dei above. RIC Antioch 37(?). Black patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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Vetranio, 350. Centenionalis (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.15 g, 12 h), Thessalonica, A = 1st officina. D N VETRAN-IO P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vetranio to right. Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM / A - Δ / •TSA• Vetranio, in military attire, standing front, head to left, holding a labarum bearing a Christogram in each hand; above his head, star. RIC 135. Well struck with clear details. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
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Magnentius, 350-353. Double Centenionalis (Bronze, 28 mm, 8.70 g, 6 h), Ambianum, 353. D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. Rev. SALVVS DD NN AVG ET CAES / AMB Large Christogram between A and ω. Bastien 135. LRBC 19. RIC 34. Brown patina. Slight porous area on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
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Magnentius, 350-353. Double Centenionalis (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.09 g, 1 h), Ambianum, 353. D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. Rev. SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES / AMB(branch) Large Christogram between A and ω. Bastien 138. LRBC 22. RIC 38. Brown patina. Slight roughnes on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
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Magnentius, 350-353. Centenionalis (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.24 g, 6 h), Treveri, P = 1st officina, 351. D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right; behind, A. Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE / TRP two Victories standing facing one another, holding between them round shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X in four lines, atop low column. Bastien 39. LRBC 56. RIC 307. Solid dark brown patina. Minor pits on obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
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Julian II, 360-363. Solidus (Gold, 21.05 mm, 4.40 g, 11 h), possibly a barbaric imitation, Nicomedia, 361-363. FL CL IVLIA-NVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian to right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM / NIKI Julian, helmeted and in military dress, standing to right, head turned to left, holding trophy over his left shoulder and placing his right hand on the head of a crouching captive. Cohen 80. RIC 115 (as R4). Very rare. Several scratches, lightly bent, scuffed and with traces of repairs, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 950 CHF
Gratian, 367-383. Follis (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 1.98 g, 5 h), Antioch, A = 1st officina, 378-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VIRTVS RO-MANORVM / Θ - Φ / ANTA Roma, helmeted, seated facing, head left, holding globe in right hand, inverted spear in left. LRBC 2668. RIC 50a.2. Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
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Gratian, 367-383. Follis (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.74 g, 12 h), Antioch, Δ = 4th officina, 378-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. CONCOR-DIA AVGGG / Θ-Φ/Κ/ΑΝΤΔ Roma, helmeted, head left, seated facing on throne, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. RIC 45a.2. Black patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
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Valentinian II, 375-392. (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.62 g, 12 h), Nicomedia, B = 2nd officina, 388-392. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II to right. Rev. SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / SMNB Victory advancing left, holding trophy on shoulder with right hand, and dragging captive with left; in field to left, Christogram. RIC 45a.2. Black patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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Theodosius I, 379-395. (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.54 g, 5 h), Antioch, Δ = 4th officina , 378-383. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius I to right. Rev. CONCOR-DIA AVGGG / Θ-Φ/Κ/ΑΝΤΔ Constantinopolis, helmeted, head right, seated facing on throne, holding spear in right hand and globe in left. RIC 47d.5. Black patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
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Arcadius, 383-408. (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.31 g, 6 h), Antioch(?), 383-392. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius to right. Rev. SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / [ANTA] Victory advancing left, holding trophy on shoulder with right hand, and dragging captive with left; in field to left, Christogram. Cf. RIC 67d. Dark greenish-black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
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Honorius, 393-423. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.75 g, 11 h), Antioch, Γ = 3rd officina, 401-403. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, head turned slightly to right, holding in right hand spear over right shoulder, and shield decorated with a cross over his left . Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG / ANTΓ Constantinopolis, helmeted, draped and enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter in right hand and Victory on globe in left; beneath her right foot, prow. LRBC 2798. RIC 99. Black patina. Light cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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Aelia Eudoxia, Augusta, 400-404. (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 3.21 g, 11 h), Antioch, Γ = 3rd officina, 401-403. AEL EVDO-XIA AVG Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Aelia Eudoxia to right, crowned by manus Dei. Rev. SALVS REI-PVBLICAE /ANTΓ Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting shield inscribed with a Christogram set on column. LRBC 2800. RIC 104. Black patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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Leo I, 457-474. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina (Z). D N LEO PERPET AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Leo facing, holding a spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield over his left embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGGZ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; to right, star. Depeyrot 93/1. RIC 605. Clipped, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 300 CHF
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
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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
Starting Price: 300 CHF
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
Starting Price: 300 CHF
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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 125 CHF
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
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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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