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22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
A Rare Seal of Amalric, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
CRUSADERS. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Amalric, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 1158-1180. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 41 mm, 46.29 g, 12 h). Η / ΑΝΑ - CΤ / ΑCΙC Scene of the Resurrection; at the center, Christ, nimbate, standing facing, holding a patriarchal cross with his left hand and drawing up the kneeling figure of Eve with his right; to left, Adam standing right with his arms extended in prayer; to left, two kneeling figures (kings David and Solomon). Rev. ✻☩✻ / AMALRICVS / SCERESURREC / TIONISECCLESI / ÆPATRIAR / [CHA] (= Amalricus S(an)c(ta)e Resurrectionis ecclesiae patriarcha) in five lines. DO Seals 5, 19.3. MAH Zacos 412. Rare. An attractive and historic seal with a lovely brown patina. The usual marks and edge faults, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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CRUSADERS. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Amaury, 1163-1174. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 18.02 g, 12 h). SIGILLVM AMALRICE Amaury, seated facing on a backless throne, wearing a crown, holding scepter surmounted with cross in his right hand, and globus surmounted by a trefoil ornament in his left. Rev. REGIS IERVSALEM The city of Jerusalem, represented by a crenelated wall with a central gate. Behind the wall on the left, the Holy Sepulchre; in the middle, the Tower of David; and on the right, the Temple. DO Seals 5, 19.2. H. E. Mayer, "Ein unbekanntes Kreuzfahrersiegel," 210. An exciting and rare bulla with an evocative reverse. With uncleaned deposits and old damages, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Bohemond, Lord of Botron
CRUSADERS, County of Tripolis. Lordship of Botron (Batroun). Uncertain Bohemond (IV-VII), circa 1189-1287. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 40 mm, 65.05 g, 12 h). BOAMVN-DVS⋮DNS⋮BOTRONIS Armored knight, holding sword in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder, charging right on horseback. Rev. ✠CASTELLVM⋮BOTRONI⋮ Castle facade with three towers. Cf. Archives nationales de France, AE/III/141, a bulla dated to 1216. A very rare and well-preserved bulla struck by a Count of Tripoli as Lord as Botron. Some scuffs and marks, otherwise, good very fine.
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Estimate: 800 CHF
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Rare year 107 Dinar
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 105-125 / AD 724-743. Dinar (Gold, 19 mm, 4.27 g, 6 h), no mint stated, but probably struck in Damascus, dated AH 107 = 725/6 AD. Arabic inscription with Kalima. Rev. Arabic inscription including date written out in words; two dots on lower field. Album 136. ICV 201. Walker 227. One of the rarest of all the dates of the Umayyad gold series. Good very fine.
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Estimate: 10000 CHF
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 30 mm, 14.56 g, 7 h), giving the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir as overlord, unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, AH 589 = AD 1193. Three fully draped, figures, probably female, two of whom raise their hands in mourning, one standing facing and the second turned to left, with another, on the right, standing fully facing with her left arm lowered, to left, right and behind a draped and veiled woman seated to left, holding her head in her hands. Rev. Name and titles of Abbasid caliph al-Nasir in three lines; in the outer margin, name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan and date. Album 1829.3. S&S Type 35.1. Whelan Type III, 54-6. Undoubtedly one of the finest known examples of this extraordinary type, sharply struck from fresh dies and beautifully centered. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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A Rare Merovingian Tremissis from Switzerland
MEROVINGIANS. Acaunum - St. Maurice d'Agaune. After 630/635. Tremissis of 7 Siliquae (Gold, 15 mm, 1.73 g, 12 h), Romanus. ΛCΛVΝΟ FΙΤ Male head to right. Rev. ROMANVS MO Latin cross pattée, within wreath with ties below and closing medallion above, between V - II. Cf. Belfort 20; Depeyrot II 10-A1, 1; HMZ I, 93; Geiger 32; and Prou 1298, (but with a differing bust, the term MO for MVN, and with an A with a crossbar in the moneyer's name. For a similar example see Roma XX, 2020, 720). Very rare. Well-struck, toned and clear. Minor marks and some die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 8000 CHF
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