nomos 3
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Justinian I. 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 4.40 g 6), Thessalonica, 538-545. DM 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 AVCCC /CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globe in his left. DOC 7 (Constantinople). MIB 22. Rare. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Artavasdus. 742-743. (Gold, 4.41 g 6). dARTAUASDOS MULT Bust of Artavasdus facing, with slight beard, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. Rev. dNIChFORUS MULTU A Bust of Nicephorus facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. DOC 2a. SB 1542. Extremely rare. A beautifully struck and splendid example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 80000 CHF
Estimate: 100000 CHF
Irene. 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 4.43 g 6). ϵIRInH bASILISSH Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. Rev. ϵIRInH bASILISSHΘ Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. DOC 1a. SB 1599. Very rare. A superb, perfectly struck example, perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 25000 CHF
Michael I Rhangabe, with Theophylactus, 811-813. Solidus (Gold, 4.40 g, 6 h). MIXAHL bASILE’ Bearded bust of Michael I facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an akakia in his left; to left, pellet. Rev. ΘEOFVLACTOS DESP’E Beardless bust of Theophylactus facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and a cross tipped scepter in his left. DOC 1b. SB 1615. Very rare. Very well struck and centered, an exceptional piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 35000 CHF
Estimate: 37500 CHF
Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055. Histamenon nomisma (Gold, 4.42 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ seated facing on wide, lyre-backed throne. Rev. [CωnSTA] nTh bASILEUS Rm Bust of Constantine IX facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding labarum in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross in his left. DOC 2a. Sear 1829. Well preserved and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Alexius I Comnenus. 1081-1118. Electrum/Silver Trachy Nomisma (Silver, 4.35 g 6), Thessalonica, 1082-1087. +KE RΘ - ALEZ / IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of Gospels. Rev. ΔΗ/Μ/Τ/Ρ - Δ/ΕC/Π/I/T On the left, St. Demetrius, nimbate and in military dress and, on the right, crowned figure of the Emperor wearing loros, standing facing and holding a patriarchal cross between them. DOC 5a. SB 1905. Sharply struck and attractive. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1350 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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