nomos 22
22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 397
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, S = 6th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTOS REX REGNANTIVM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ ChRISTI S / CONOPA Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 8b. MIB 9. SB 1249. Well-centered, clear and with unusually complete legends. Minor mark on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 398
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina. D TIbЄRI-ЧS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Very well-centered and sharp. Some flat striking on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 399
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 4.48 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, H = 8th officina. d TIbЄRI-ႷS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႷ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1g. MIB 1. SB 1360. A sharply struck example with a wonderful portrait. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 400
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 705. d N IhS ChS RE-X REGNANTIUM Large draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a Book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. d N IUSTINI-ANUS MULTUS AN Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1413. Sharply struck and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 401
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 705. d N IhS ChS RE-X REGNANTIUM Large draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a Book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. d N IUSTINI-ANUS MULTUS AN Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1413. Some striking weakness and die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 402
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.27 g, 5 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina. d N FILEPICЧS MЧL-TЧS AN Crowned bust of Philippicus facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1j. MIB 1. SB 1447. Well-centered and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 403
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina. d N FILEPPICЧS MЧL-TЧS AN Crowned bust of Philippicus facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ ΘΒ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2 var (officina not attested). MIB 2. SB 1448. Struck from an artistic obverse die. Flan flaws, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 404
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina. dN APTEMIUS A-NASTASIUS MUL’ Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTOR AVSႷB / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2b. Füeg 2.B. MIB 2. SB 1463. Well-struck and lustrous. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Lot 405
ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 725-745. Sceat (Silver, 11.5 mm, 1.06 g, 10 h), series K, type 32a, Essex or Kent. Diademed and draped bust right, knot behind head, holding cross. Rev. Serpent-headed wolf, without forelimbs, coiled clockwise. EMC 8 Series Kb. North 89. SCBC 803D. Sceatta List 39-50. Toned and with an amusingly attractive obverse. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 500 CHF
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The Empress Irene
Lot 406
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 3.75 g, 7 h), Syracuse, circa 797/8. IRIEN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, the two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVSTI Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a triangle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. SB 1601. Spahr 340. A rare and very well-struck example. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Lot 407
Nicephorus I, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), uncertain Sicilian mint, probably Syracuse, 802-803. hI-FOROS bAS 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 hICA X Cross potent on base and three steps; to left and right, C I. Anastasi -. DOC -. Roma 5, 2013, 945 (same dies). SB -. Spahr -. Extremely rare. Very minor die rust and marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 408
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 23 mm, 4.38 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 803-811. •nICIFOROS bASILE’ Crowned, bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dESPO’E Crowned, beardless and facing bust of Stauracius, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 2a. Füeg 2.B.2. SB 1604. Very rare in this state, beautifully and sharply struck on a very broad flan, with some original lustre. A spectacular example. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 10000 CHF
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Lot 409
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.41 g, 7 h), Syracuse, 810-811. N-I-FoRos bA Bearded, facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. ST'A Is Δ Beardless, facing bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi 468 var (inscription). DOC -. SB 1608 var (Nicephoros wearing a loros). Extremely rare, sharp and well-centered on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 410
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 831-842. ✷ΘEOFI-LOS bASILE Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. +MIXAHL S COhSThTIҺ' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, between their heads, cross. DOC 3e. Füeg 3.H.2.y. SB 1653. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 411
Michael III "the Drunkard", with Theodora and Thecla, 842-867. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.13 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 842-856. MIXA/HL ΘЄOδORA / S ΘЄCLA ЄC Θ' / bASILIS RO/mAIOn in five lines. Rev. IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 5. SB 1690. Toned and well-struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 360 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 412
Michael III "the Drunkard", 842-867. Miliaresion (Silver, 24 mm, 2.06 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 866-867. +MIXA/HL PISTOS / MEΓAC bA/SILEЧS ROMAION in five lines. Rev. ΙhSЧS XRIStЧS hICA Cross potent set on three steps; beneath, pellet. DOC 7. SB 1692. Wonderfully toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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Lot 413
BYZANTINE SEALS. Agalias, Imperial spatharokandidatos and protovestes, Circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 43 mm, 28.60 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram reading: Κύριε βοήθει τῷ/σῷ - δού/λῳ. Rev. +AΓAΛ/IΑ Β'CΠΑΘΑΡ/ΟΚΑΝΔΗΔ' Κ'A'/ ΒΕCΤ' ΤΟΥ ΦΗ/ΛΟ ΧΡ ΔΕCΠ/ΟΤ' in six lines within plain border. Apparently unpublished. Clear, struck on a very broad flan and with a tan patina. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 160 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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Lot 414
Marinos, protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou and Archegetes of the East, circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 8.24 g, 11 h). M/I-X/A Winged and nimbate bust of the Archangel Michael, holding scepter with his right hand and globus with his left hand. Rev. +KE BΘ/ ΜΑΡΗΝΟ/ ΑCΠΑΘ, ΕΠ/ Τ, ΧΡΤΚΛΙΝ/ S APXIΓE/T,A in six lines within plain dotted border. Unpublished but with titles similar to BZS.1955.1.2863. With a charming depiction of the Archangel Michael. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 415
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Richard of Salerno, regent, 1104-1108. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27.5 mm, 16.56 g, 12 h). Richard, in full armor, riding horse galloping to left, holding long spear and pennant with his right hand and with a long, triangular shield over his left side; below, floral ornament. Rev. + KЄ BOHΘH PI BΔPΔKONOC TAC Facing bust of Christ (?), holding cross in his right hand, and Gospels in left. BLS -. DOCBS -. Jordanov -. Orghidan -. Seyrig -. Vatican -. Triton XI, 2008, 1213. Very rare. Uncleaned earthen deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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A Seal of an Armenian Prince
Lot 416
Konstantinos Senachereim (Senek‛erim), Proedros and Doux of Cappadokia , circa 1072-1075. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 32 mm, 14.11 g, 12 h). MHP-ΘΥ Nimbate bust of Theotokos orans, bearing a medallion of the infant Christ on her breast. Rev. +ΘΚΕ ΒΘ/ ΤΩ CΩ ΔΟΥ/ΛΩ (ΚΩΝ) ΠΡΟΕ/ΔΡΩ S ΔΟΥΚΑ/ ΚΑΠΠΑΔΟΚΙ/ΑC S XATΕΠΑΝΩ/ ΤΩ CENA/XHPEIM in eight lines. Unpublished but for similar seals cf: BZS.1955.1.3294 = Cheynet 223 = W. Seibt, "The sons of Senek'erim Yovhannes, the last king of Vaspurakan", Revue des études arméniennes 37 (2016-17), 124-126. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
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Lot 417
Pherses Tzotzikios anythypatos, patrikios and strategos of Cappadocia, Circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 32 mm, 25.77 g, 11 h), circa 1016, a. (OA) ΓΕ/P/ΓC - (OA)/ΘΕ-Ο/Δ/Ο/Ρ, Half-length nimbate busts of, on the left, a beardless St. George, and, on the right, a bearded St. Theodore; both in military dress, each holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Rev. +ΦΕRCHC/ ANΘYΠΑΤ,/ (ΠΡΗ)ΚΗΟC &/ CTPATIΓOC/ KAΠΠΑΔΟK'/ Ο ΤzΟΤzΙ in six lines, within plain linear border. DO 4, 43.13. A historical and attractive seal of excellent style. Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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Lot 418
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Seal or Bulla (Gold, 20 mm, 4.90 g, 12 h), Imperial Chrysoboulon of the value of a Solidus. + EMMA-NOYHΛ / IC - XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left. Rev. [+CΩNS]ANT - AYTOKPAT Crowned bust of Constantine IX facing, holding labarum in right hand. Apparently unpublished. Extremely rare. Scrapes and light deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 30000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
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Lot 419
Abul Gharib Arsruni (Apnelgaripes), magistros of Tarsos, 1042-1080. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 30 mm, 17.89 g, 12 h), Tarsos. Ο / Г/Є/Ω/P - ГI/O/S St. George, nimbate and in military dress, standing facing, holding spear with his raised right hand and resting his left on his shield, set on the ground at his side. Rev. -+-/ +KE BOH/ΘΕΙ ΤΩ CΩ/ ΔΟΥΛΩ ΑΠ/ΝΕΛΓΡΙΠΗ /ΜΓΙΤΡΩ in five lines. Cheynet 18. Seyrig 40. Spink, Zacos II, 1999, 117 = Zacos II 362. Made from the same boulloterion as the piece from the Hecht Collection, Triton XI, 2008, 1193. An intriguing seal made for an Armenian in Imperial service. Very fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
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Best example known
Lot 420
Theodora, 1055-1056. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 36 mm, 30.00 g, 12 h), Constantinople. + ЄMMA-NOYHΛ / IC - XC Draped bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing nimbus decorated with five pellets in each arm, holding Book of Gospels with his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. + ΘЄOΔΩP' ΑΥΓOΥ-CTΛ H ПOPΦΥ[ΡΗ] Bust of Theodora Porphyrogenite facing, wearing ornate jewelled crown with pendilia and jewelled loros, holding staff surmounted by cross set on tendrils in her right hand, and raising her left hand in supplication. Zacos I 82a. Gemini IV, 2008, 541 = Triton XXIV 2021, 238 (but the present piece is from a different boulloterion, and is more finely made and of better style). A splendid and impressive piece, clear and very well-struck, with attractive grey surfaces. Some deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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Lot 421
Isaac I Comnenus, 1057-1059. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 35 mm, 40.36 g, 12 h). +EMMA-NOYHΛ / IC - XC Draped bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, wearing cross-nimbus with five pellets in each arm of the cross, and holding Book of Gospels in his left hand. Rev. +ICAAKIOC BACI ΛEYC PΩM Half-length bust of Isaac facing, wearing cross-topped crown with pendilia and military dress, holding an upturned sword in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. BLS I 86a. DOC Seals 6, 76.1-3 (but this piece much better than any of the DOC examples). An impressive imperial seal, clear and attractive with a remarkably dramatic bust of Isaac I. Some bangs on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Lot 422
Basil metropolitan of Keltzene, Circa 1071-1072. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 28 mm, 20.98 g, 11 h), a. +ΘΚΕ ΒΟΗΘ, ΤΩ CΩ ΔΟΥΛ/ MHP-ΘV The Virgin, robed, veiled and nimbate, standing facing, turned slightly to the left, holding the infant Christ on her right arm. Rev. -.-/BACIΛ/ ΕΛΑΧΙCTΩ/ ΜΡΟΠΟΛΙΤ,/ ΚEΛΤΖΗ/-ΝΗC- in six lines within dotted border. BZS.1947.2.51 (same reverse die) = DO Seals 4, 66.1. Laurent V/1 812. Beautifully preserved, sharply struck, well-centered and extremely attractive. The best known example. Minor scuffs, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Imperial seal of Romanus IV Diogenes
Lot 423
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 34 mm, 30.66 g, 12 h). PΩMAN S EYΔK B PM Christ standing facing on dais, crowning Romanus to left and Eudokia to right, each holding globus. Rev. KΩN MX ANΔ Michael VII standing facing, holding labarum and akakia; to left and right, respectively, Constantine and Andronicus standing facing, holding globus and akakia. DOC Seals 6, 82.1 ff. Zacos 93c. Clear and with a tan patina. Obverse slightly doubled and with some bangs, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Lot 424
Eudocia & Michael VII, 1071. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 33 mm, 33.76 g, 11 h), made shortly after the great Byzantine defeat at the battle of Manzikert, Constantinople, 27 August - late 1071. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, wearing nimbus with one pellet in each arm, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. +MIXAYΛ S EYΔKIA ΒΑC P On the left, Michael VII, beardless, crowned and togate, holding out his right hand in supplication; on the right, his mother, Eudocia Makrembolitissa, crowned and togate, holding out her left hand in supplication; both standing facing and holding a plain patriarchal cross between them. Apparently unpublished and unknown. An important seal with great historical significance, apparently unique. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 425
Gabriel, Protokouropalates, Ameras and Dux (of Melitene), 1050-1103. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 30.5 mm, 17.12 g, 11 h), c. 1086-1103. Three nimbate male figures standing facing: on the left, St Nicolas, wearing phelorion and omophorion, and holding Book of Gospels; at the center, St. George wearing military attire, holding spear and resting his hand on his shield set on the ground; on the right, St. John Prodromos right wearing himation and holding a long cross. Rev. ΓPAΦAC / CΦPAΓIZΩ/ TOY ΓABPIHΛ/ ΩC AΛEΠΕΙC/ AMHPA ΔOYKA/ A'KOYPOΠA/ΛATOY in seven lines. Zacos II, 464 = DLS 107 = Cheynet, Zacos, 41. An exceptionally interesting seal of great historic importance. With an attractive tan patina. Minor marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 426
Daniel Liberοs, Sebastos. Circa 13th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 39 mm, 47.87 g). O/ΠP/OΦI/TH/C - Δ/A/NI/HΛ The Prophet Daniel standing facing, nimbate and raising both hands in prayer; to left and right, lion. Rev. + / KPITHC ΔA/NIHΛ KAI ΓP/AΦΩN NVN Π/POCTATHC TEΛEI/CEBACTOY ΛIBEPOY/ΠPAΞEIC KPI/NΩN (most Ns retrograde and with a number of ligatures in the legend) in eight lines. DO BZS.1951.31.5.2. Laurent, Orghidan 312. Laurent, Vatican 130. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus I, 1150. From the same bulloterion as the example from the collection of Robert Hecht, Triton XI, 2008, 1212. This is the best known seal of its type. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Lot 427
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24.5 mm, 4.14 g, 5 h), Class II, Constantinople. MP ΘY Half-length facing figure of the Theotokos, orans, within the walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers; C - A across lower field. Rev. IC XC / M-I/X/ M/ΔE/C - O/ Π/A/Λ On the left, St. Michael presenting the kneeling emperor to Christ, enthroned on the right, holding Gospels. DOC -. PCPC 5, sigla 62. SB 2243. Bold strike. Scratches and graffiti along rims, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 350 CHF
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Lot 428
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23 mm, 3.99 g, 5 h), Thessalnica (?), 1303-1320. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; uncertain 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. Cf. DOC 472-87. LPC p. 62, 1. PCPC 208. SB 2396. A few light scratches and deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 429
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Andronicus III, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; lis - A across the lower field, pellet to left of uppermost tower. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS (fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Andronicus III, on right, both kneeling. DOC 494-7. LPC p. 108, 1. PCPC 185, sigla 4. SB 2461. Lightly toned and with clear sigla. Areas of striking weakness, flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 430
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Andronicus III, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of the Virgin, orans, within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; lis - A across the lower field. Rev. A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS - A/N/Δ/N/IK/OS (fragmentary inscription) IX-XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II, on left, and Andronicus III, on right, both kneeling. DOC 493. LPC p. 108, 1. PCPC 185, sigla 3. SB 2461. Toned and quite clear for this normally crude issue. Reverse double-struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Lot 431
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Stavraton (Silver, 25 mm, 8.09 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; monogram in left field, Φ in right. Rev. +IωANHC ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC / +ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤΙ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡ Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII. DOC -. LPC p. 172, 1. PCPC 348, sigla 4. SB 2563-4. Clearly struck and lightly toned. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 480 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 432
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Stavraton (Silver, 26.5 mm, 8.08 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; uncertain siglon in left field, lis in right. Rev. +IωANHC ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC / +ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤΙ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡ Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII. DOC -. LPC p. 172, 1. PCPC 348, sigla -. SB 2563-4. Sharply struck and oddly attractive. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 433
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Stavraton (Silver, 26 mm, 8.36 g, 5 h), Constantinople. IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; lis in both fields flanking bust. Rev. +IωANHC ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC / +ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤΙ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡ Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII; pellets in left and right fields. DOC -. LPC p. 172, 1. PCPC 348, sigla 4. SB 2563-4. Unusually well-struck for this issue. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Lot 434
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22.5 mm, 3.50 g, 4 h), imitating the Venetian Ducat, mint of 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•OTV - •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DV Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 386 var. Schlumberger 14 var (legends). Very rare ducat with clear details and a fine depiction of St. John. Slightly wavy flan, but probably from striking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Stalwart of the Counter-Reformation, Canonized in 1610
Lot 435
ITALY. Archdiocese of Milan. Carlo Borromeo, Cardinal Archbishop, 1564-1584. Medal (Silver, 46 mm, 19.85 g, 12 h), By Gasparo Cambi (?), a. B · CAROLVS · BORR · CARD · S · P · ARCH · MLI / GASP · M · F Radiant bust of Carlo Borromeo to left, wearing mantum. Rev. HVMILES ET EXALTAVIT Two cherubs supporting crowned "humilitas"; below, lamb seated right on altar inscribed SOLA GAVDET/ HVMILITATE/ DEVS. Cf. Attwood 113 and 198-200 (for other medals of Carlo Borromeo). Cf. Forrer VI, p. 204 (for the artist). Wonderfully toned and a very handsome piece. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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Lot 436
ITALY. Venice. Francesco Contarini, doge XCV, 1623-1624. Zecchino (Gold, 21 mm, 3.48 g, 11 h). FRANC•CONT• - S •M• VENET• / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Doge kneeling to left. Rev. •SIT• T• XRE• DAT• Q• TV / REGIS• ISTE• DVCAT• Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with twenty stars of five rays: nine on the right, ten on the left and one below. CNI VIII 74 var (number of five-rayed stars). Friedberg 1294. Gamberini 710. Montenegro 1323-1324 var (differing number of stars). Paolucci 1. Extremely rare. Some scrapes and abrasions, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 437
LOW COUNTRIES. Dordrecht. 1579. Counter of heavy weight (Silver, 34 mm, 15.20 g, 12 h). PRÆSTAT* PVGNARE* PRO*PATRIA*.15*79 (It is better to fight for the fatherland) Above, two armored horsemen attacking each other; below, two infantrymen fighting. Rev. *QVAM* SIMVLATA* PACE* DECIPI* (than to be fooled by a false peace) The two headless bodies of Counts Egmont and Horn with their heads impaled on two posts beside them. Van Loon I 275. An attractive and historically interesting piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Lot 438
FRANCE, Royal. Marie de'Medici, wife of Henry IV and mother of Louis XIII, 1600-1642. Medal (Bronze, 105 mm, 87.00 g, 12 h), original cast uniface with hollow back, by Guillaume Dupré, 1624. MARIA AVGVSTA GALLIÆ ET NAVARÆ REGINA (retrograde) Bust of Maria de’ Medici to right, wearing tiara, large earring, necklace and elaborate robes with lace ruff and large pectoral cross; below shoulder truncation, G DVPRE F 1624. Rev. Hollow, as made, with an incuse impression of the obverse design. Jones 59. Kress 568. Extremely fine.
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Lot 439
BELGIUM. Jacques Wiener, medalist in Brussels, Hörstgen, Prussia, 1815 - 1899, Brussels. (Copper), A Selection of Ten Medals from the Series - "Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe", produced from 1848 to 1867, and are all made from bronze, and are about 59 mm in diameter and each weighs approximately 90 g, All are of a rich brown color with mirror-like surfaces; all the obverses show an exterior view of the entire building, while the reverses provide an interior view, usually the nave. They are packed in a custom-made box, which is apparently contemporary wit. The medals are all catalogued following M. Ross, Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe. The Man, Monuments, and Medals. ANS Studies in Medallic Art 4. New York 2019. Any dates appearing in parentheses are known but do not appear on the medal. Rev. Aachen Cathedral (1856), Ross 4; Remagen St. Apollinaris (1853), Ross 6; Bonn Minster (1855), Ross 10; Tourney Cathedral 1857, Ross 15; Reims Cathedral (1859), Ross 23; Vienna St. Stephen's (1860), Ross 25; Speyer Kaiser Dom (1860), Ross 26; Pisa Duomo (1862), Ross 32; Caen, St. Stephen's 1862, Ross 33; and Siena Duomo (1864), Ross 35. All basically as made and most attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Lot 440
GERMANY. Rostock. Undated but circa 1861-1871. Medal (Silver, 42 mm, 28.00 g, 12 h), prize medal for agricultural merit, dies prepared by G. Loos & F. Staudigel. G. LOOS D Griffin standing left on oak trunk, with its wings spread and its right forepaw raised. Rev. DES FLEISSES SEGEN DER ARBEIT LOHN/ G. LOOS D/ F. STAUDIGEL FEC Ceres standing facing, between two children who are tending small fruit trees, her right hand extended over the child with an apple tree, and holding a full cornucopiae with her left. Attractively toned and with sharp details. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Lot 441
INDIA, Colonial. British India. Bengal Presidency. Mohur (Gold, 24 mm, 12.36 g, 5 h), plain edge, Murshidabad (Calcutta), dated AH 1194 and year 19 of Shah Alam II = 1780. Persian couplet citing Shah Alam II; AH date in lower field. Rev. Mint formula and regnal year. CEEIC 2.24. Cf. Friedberg 1536. KM 94.1. Pridmore 30. Clear and bright. Good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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