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30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 276
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 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. Bold and attractive. Two tiny scratches in the obverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 277
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 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 Z / CONOB Victory standing to left, holding in right hand a long voided cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3, but this officina not recorded. MIBE 4a. SB 3. Attractive and well-struck. Very minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 278
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 6 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 491-498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, his head turned slightly to right, wearing diadem, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield, ornamented with a horseman, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; behind her, eight-pointed star. Cf. DOC 4 (but 1st officina not recorded). MIBE 4. SB 3. Well-centered and lightly toned. Minor marks in the fields, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 279
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC 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 A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long staff surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, star. Cf. DOC 6 (officina not listed). MIBE 6a. SB 4. A very attractive example, sharply struck and pleasing. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 280
Justin I, 518-527. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.48 g, 7 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. Boldly struck. Die rust and light deposits on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 281
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 537-542. 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 B/ CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long jeweled cross in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC (8a). MIB 6. SB 139. Clear and well-struck. Die rust around the cross on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 282
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, IB = 12th officina, 542-565. 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. Clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 283
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 542-552. D N IVSTINIANVS 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 / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globe in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 7 (Constantinople). MIBE 22. SB 138 (Constantinople, but noting that the attribution to Thessalonica is preferable). Clear and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 284
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 542-552. DN IVSTINIANVS 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 / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globe in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 7 (Constantinople). MIBE 22. SB 138 (Constantinople, but noting that the attribution to Thessalonica is preferable). Sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 285
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina (I), 545-565. D N IVSTINI - ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG I / 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 9j. MIB 7. SB 140. Flatness near to the edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 286
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th 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 H/ 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 9h. MIB 7. SB 140. Some areas flatly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 287
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15.5 mm, 1.25 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 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 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Lustrous. Minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 288
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, 567-578. D N I-VSTI-NVS PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding Victory on globe in his upraised right hand and with a shield bearing a horseman over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC Γ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4 var (officina not recorded). MIBE 5. SB 345. Well-centered and lustrous. Minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 289
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.38 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 602-603. O N FOCAS PЄRP AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Focas facing, wearing crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger with his right hand. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCI / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding staff terminating in staurogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left. DOC 1d. MIB 1. SB 622. A very well-centered coin, fully lustrous and with a heavily bearded and conservative looking bust of Phocas. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 290
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21.5 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Z = 7th officina, 607-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10g. MIB 9. SB 624. Bright and attractive. Graffito on obverse edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 291
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.34 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 607-609. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. Sharp and fully lustrous. Some slight striking flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 292
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.32 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 607-609. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. A very interesting coin with very perfunctorily engraved inscriptions: perhaps it was part of an issue that needed to be struck rapidly for military reasons? Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 293
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 610-613. dN hERACLI-ЧS PP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, wearing crown adorned with a cross and plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ A / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3a. MIB 5. SB 731. Very sharp and lustrous. Slightly bent from striking, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 294
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, indiction year IA = 11 = 637/8. Heraclonas, on the left, wearing a simple cap, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing cross-topped crowns, standing facing; each holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and his robe in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to left, Heraclian monogram; in field to right, monogram of AI. DOC 39 var (officina not recorded). MIBE 45. SB 764. Well-struck and lustrous. Some minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 295
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina, indictional year IB = 12 = 638-639. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Γ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, monogram of IB. DOC 41c. MIB 48. SB 767. Some striking flatness on the edges, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 296
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople, H = 8th 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 H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing and crowned figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding a globus cruciger. DOC 30g. MIB 31. SB 964. A lustrous example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Estimate: 450 CHF
Lot 297
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st 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 his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ ChRISTI A / CONOP 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 7a. MIB 8a. SB 1248. A few minor marks and striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 298
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.22 g, 7 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. A sharp and well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 299
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd 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 B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1b. MIB 1 and SB 1447. Attractive and clear. Flan a little tight, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 300
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 742-745. d LEO-N P A MЧL' Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CO-N-STANTNIЧS Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 1d. Füeg 2.B.41. SB 1550. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Impressive portrait of Irene
Lot 301
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 798-802. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left, pellet. Rev. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left and right, C - I. Anastasi 455. DOC -. SB -. Struck from the same obverse die as New York Sale XL, 2017, 1269 and from the same reverse as Roma XXI, 2012, 984. Clear and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 302
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.43 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). From the same dies as Gadoury, 2019, 523. Rare. Relatively well-centered and clear. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 303
Theophilus, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 16 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 831-842. ΘЄOFILOS Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing loros, holding cross potent in his right hand. Rev. ΘЄOFILOS Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 24. SB 1670. Spahr 422. Thin die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Unpublished with this legend
Lot 304
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Stavraton (Silver, 26 mm, 8.04 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1391-1394/5. IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; trefoil of pellets and B in fields flanking bust. Rev. + MANOVHΛ ΔECΠOTIC ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / O TOKPATOP O ΠAΛEOΛOΓ (retrograde; sic) Nimbate and crowned facing bust of Manuel II. DOC -. Cf. LPC p. 160, 1 (legend). Cf. PCPC 332, sigla - (legend). Cf. SB 2548-9 (legend). Unrecorded sigla, and unpublished with this legend. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 305
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Stavraton (Silver, 25 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; B and trefoil of pellets in fields flanking bust. Rev. +IωANHC ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC / + ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤ O ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓωC Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII. DOC -. LPC p. 172, 1. PCPC 348, sigla -. SB 2563. Unusually well-struck for the issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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