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22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
SERBIA. Stefan Radoslav, king, 1228-1234. Trachy (Billon, 29 mm, 3.12 g, 6 h), Ras (= Stari Ras, near modern Novi Pazar). IC XC Christ Pantocrator seated facing, wearing a cross nimbus and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. C[TЄΦANOC PIZ] - OΔ [KONCTANTH] Stefan, holding an akakia in his right hand and St. Konstantin, holding a small patriarchal cross-tipped sceptre in his left, standing facing, holding long patriarchal cross between them. D&D 1.2.3. Ivanisevic 1.4. Jovanovic 4. Very rare. Clear and well-struck. Good very fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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LOW COUNTRIES. Flanders. Louis II de Male, 1346-1384. Chaise d’Or (Gold, 30 mm, 4.38 g, 11 h). + LVDOVICVS DЄI GRΛ COm’ Z DnS FLΛnD’ (saltire and double saltire stops) Louis seated facing on Gothic throne, holding sword and resting hand on coat-of-arms; all within tressure of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels. Rev. + XPC VIИCIT XPC RЄGИAT XPC IИPЄRΛT (double saltire stops) ornate cross, with trefoils at ends, in quadrilobe; rosettes in quarters. Delmonte, Or 466. De Mey, Flanders 205. Elsen 38. Friedberg 163. Martiny 48. An attractive, clear piece, well-struck and nicely toned. Some minor flatness as usual, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1750 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Nicolas V (Tommaso Parentucelli), 1447-1455. Ducato (Gold, 22 mm, 3.53 g, 2 h), Rome. •+ NICOLAVS • - • P P QVINTVS• Papal tiara above shield bearing the Parentucelli arms; all within quatrefoil. Rev. •+• S PETRVS • - • ALMA ROMA• St. Peter standing facing in quatrefoil. Berman 326. CNI 3. Muntoni 4. Clear and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1000 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Calistus III (Alfonso Borgia), 1455-1458. Grosso (Silver, 26.5 mm, 3.77 g, 7 h), Rome. º+ºCALISTVS✿º - ºP Pº TERTIVSº Tiara and crossed keys over shield bearing the Borgia arms; all within quatrefoil. Rev. ºS ºPETRVS ºS º PAVLVSº ºALII-Aº ROIIA Sts. Peter and Paul standing facing. Berman 351. Muntoni 10. Rare. Attractively toned and well-struck. Minor die fault on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Paul II (Pietro Barbo), 1464-1471. Ducato (Gold, 21 mm, 2.99 g, 4 h), Rome. º•PAVLVS• P P• - •SECVNDVS•º Tiara and crossed keys over shield bearing the Barbo arms. Rev. ºº•ALMA✿• •✿ROMA•ºº St. Veronica facing, displaying the sudario. Berman 395. Muntoni 7. Rare. Attractive and with an unusual reverse type. Slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 1250 CHF
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One of the finest known
ITALY. Papal States. Paul II (Pietro Barbo), 1464-1471. Ducato (Gold, 24 mm, 3.52 g, 2 h), Spoleto. ·PAVLV'· II· PO - NT· MAX· AN· I· Tiara and crossed keys above shield with the Barbo arms; all within quadrilobe. Rev. ·S· PETRVS· IN· - ·'PVIN· DVCAT'· St. Peter standing facing, head turned slightly right, holding key in right hand and Gospels in left; all within quadrilobe. Berman 433. Friedberg 425. Muntoni 75. Extremely rare and one of the finest known. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 25000 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Sixtus IV (Francesco della Rovere), 1471-1484. Grosso (Silver, 28.5 mm, 3.80 g, 10 h), Rome. •º SIXTVS • PP ❉ • - • ❉ QVARTVS º• Tiara and crossed keys over shield bearing the della Rovere arms; all within quatrefoil. Rev. º•S•º - ºPETRVSº:• - •ºROMAº• - ºS• PAVLVSº Sts. Peter and Paul standing facing; at their feet between them, ❉. Berman 452. Muntoni 18. Attractive, lightly toned and clearly struck. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 350 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Innocent VIII (Giovanni Battista Cybo), 1484-1492. Fiorino di camera (Gold, 22 mm, 3.39 g, 3 h), Rome. °INNOCEN-TIVS° P P° VIII° Tiara and crossed keys above shield with the Cybo arms; all within quatrefoil . Rev. SANCTVS° PETRVS° °ALMA° ROMA° St. Peter, standing to left and drawing up his nets, in boat moving to right. Berman 497. Muntoni 3. Sharply struck, toned, and most attractive. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 1500 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), 1492-1503. Grosso (Silver, 26.5 mm, 3.21 g, 6 h), Rome. ºALEXANDERº - ºVIº PONTº MAXº Tiara and crossed keys over shield bearing the Borgia arms; all within quatrefoil. Rev. ºS ºPAVLVSº - º•S•º - ºPETRVSº /✿/ ºROMAº Sts. Paul and Peter standing facing. Berman 532. CNI 49. Muntoni 16. Very attractively toned, an unusually nice example. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 425 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Julius II (Giuliano Della Rovere), 1503-1513. Doppio fiorino di camera (Gold, 26 mm, 6.61 g, 9 h), Rome. ·IVLIVS· II· LIGVR· - ·P· M· Bust of Julis II to right, wearing ornate robes decorated with two figures and closed by a buckle decorated with the facing head of Christ. Rev. °NAVIS· AETERNAE· SALVTIS Saints Peter and Andrew within a boat to left, fishing. Berman 556. Friedberg 36. Muntoni 4. With a powerful and realistic portrait of this energetic and aggressive Pope. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 15000 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Julius II (Giuliano Della Rovere), 1503-1513. Medallion (Copper, 30 mm, 11.38 g, 5 h), a struck original commemorating the fortification of Civitavecchia, undated, but c. 1508. ▴IVLII▴II▴ARCIS▴FVN-DAT▴ Draped bust of Pope Julius II to left. Rev. CIVITA VECHIA The walls of fort Michelangelo in Civitavecchia as seen from the harbour. Pollard 204. Spink 437. Brown patina. Rare! Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Julius II (Giuliano Della Rovere), 1503-1513. Giulio (Silver, 28 mm, 3.80 g, 3 h), Ancona. ✿IVLIVSº II✿ ✿PONTº MAX ✿ Tiara and crossed keys above shield bearing the della Rovere arms; all within a quadrilobe. Rev. ºSº PAVLVSº - ºSº - ºPETRVSº / ºMARCº Sts. Paul and Peter standing facing; between them, at their feet, mint master's mark. Muntoni 59. Attractively toned and very pleasing. Nearly extremely fine.
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Estimate: 450 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici), 1513-1521. Giulio (Silver, 28 mm, 3.68 g, 12 h), Ancona. LEO DECIMVS PONTº MAXº / MA-RC View of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome; below, lion crouching to left, holding a globe between his forepaws. Rev. PETRE - •ECCE• - TEMPLVM• •TVVM• (= Behold, Peter, here is your temple) On the left, Pope Leo X kneeling to right, presenting a model of St. Peter's to St. Peter, on the right, seated facing but turned slightly to the left; below, arms of Cardinal Armellini. Berman 671. CNI 43. Muntoni 73. Very rare. Toned and clear. Flatness at 12', otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: 950 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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ITALY. Papal States. Sede Vacante, 1523. Fiorino di Camera (Gold, 24 mm, 3.38 g, 12 h), Rome. °SEDE° VA-CANTE° Arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo Francesco Armellini surmounted by two crossed keys beneath an umbrella. Rev. (trident) SANCTVS· PETRVS· ALMA· ROMA° St. Peter seated in a boat to left, drawing up his nets. Berman 815. Friedberg 51a. Muntoni 1. Extremely rare. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 20000 CHF
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ITALY. Urbino. Guidobaldo II della Rovere, 1538-1574. Medallion (Bronze, 33 mm, 26.38 g, 6 h), a struck original, by Bartolomeo Campi (c. 1525-1573), on the construction of the fortification of Senigallia, planned c. 1533-1541 and begun in 1546, undated but circa 1546. GVIDVS VBALDVS• II• VRBINI• DVX• IIII• Head of Guidobaldo II della Rovere to right; in the field to left next to the neck truncation, engraver's monogram. Rev. •GENERA• EXERCI• SANC• RO •ECCLES• (= General of the army of the holy Roman church) Plan of the fortification of Senigallia; within the walls, in four lines, CVI• NO/VA• SVR/GIT• SE/NOGAL (= for whom the new Senigallia rises). Attwood 740 (but a cast). Börner 732 (but a cast). Extremely rare. With a fine portrait and a lovely brown patina. Extremely fine.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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ITALY. Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza. Pierluigi Farnese, 1545-1547. Medallion (Bronze, 39 mm, 18.15 g, 12 h), struck from dies prepared by Giovanni Federico Bonzagna (Federico Parmigiano), undated, but circa 1547 (though minted somewhat later). P LOYSIVS F PARM ET PLAC DVX I Bareheaded, cuirassed and draped bust of Pierluigi Farnese to right; below truncation, in small letters, I.F. PARMI . Rev. IN VIRTVTE TVA SERVATI SVMVS (= by your valour we are protected) In the background, trees, mountains and a fortified city (Piacenza); scene of an ox, a unicorn and a she-wolf drinking from a stream, the unicorn thrusting his horn into the water, from which serpents flee. Attwood 955 (and there cited further bibliography). Extremely rare. Sharply struck and apparently the best example known. Usual die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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Estimate: 2500 CHF
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An Original Struck Medal by Giovanni da Cavino
ITALY. Padua. Mid 16th Century. Medallion (Bronze, 34 mm, 27.24 g, 7 h), an original struck example by Giovanni da Cavino (1500-1570). Bearded bust of Hercules facing right, wearing lion's skin knotted at the throat, and a wreath of oak leaves. Bead and reel border. Rev. HEPAKΛEOΣ - ΣΩTHPOΣ / TPAKΩN Club placed vertically; in the field to left, monogram of HB (see the note below) and, on the ground line, the severed head of the Nemean lion to right; in the field to right, bird (an eagle?) with spread wings standing to left and, on the ground line, the severed head of a hound to left. Attwood 1236 (in silver, with a bronze version mentioned). Johnson & Martini, Milano, 2175 (bronze). Toderi Vannel 976. Very rare. An original struck example with a splendid dark brown patina and boldly made types. Virtually as struck.
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Estimate: 3000 CHF
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An Original Medal by Bonzagna
ITALY. Collalto. Giovanni Battista II, Count of Collalto, 1514 - after 1570. Medal (Bronze, 36 mm, 49.77 g, 6 h), a struck original, by Gianfederico Bonzagna (also known as Federico Parmense, after 1507-1588), Rome, 1560. IO.BAPTISTA. II.DE.COLLALTO. CO.ET.C. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Giovanni Battista to left, with short beard; below truncation, in small letters, F.P. Rev. POST.TENEBRAS. SPERO.LVCEM. M.D.L.X (= after darkness I hope for the light) Elaborate mantled arms of Collalto, surmounted by a helmet, with a crest formed by two upraised arms flanking a crowned eagle with wings open in display, and flanked, on the left, by a vase and a sword, and, on the right, by a palm branch, a cross and a winged dragon, coiled up with his tail in his mouth; in tiny letters on the ribbons curling around the sword and the palm branch, AL-EVTM-ANTE-AVT / O...N-S P VOR. Attwood 958. Toderi Vannel 2160. Voltolina 513. A particularly attractive, sharply struck and impressive example, with a fine portrait and a lovely tan-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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BOHEMIA, Erzgebirge. 1560. Medal (Silver, 59 mm, 44.76 g, 12 h), on the Crucifixion and the fall of Adam and Eve, Joachimstal, Nickel Milicz and his workshop. CHRISTI CREVTZ VND BLVT IST ALLEIN GERECHT VND GVT MDLX Scene of Calvary, with Christ at the center, the two thieves on either side, and with soldiers and mourners around. Rev. DIE LISTIG SCHLANG BETREVGT ADAM VND EVAM WIDER GOTTS GEBOT At the center, the apple tree entwined by the serpent; before, Eve, nude and on the right, standing facing, plucking an apple with her left hand and, with her right, giving another to Adam who stands, nude, on the left, turned slightly toward Eve and accepting the apple with his right hand; behind, a donkey (on the left), a sheep (on the right) and a bird (at the center). Cf. Katz 385 and 376. Rare. An attractively toned and struck original example. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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