nomos 5
25 October 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Anastasius I. 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople, c. 500/507-518. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head turned slightly to right, holding short spear with his right hand and with a shield, ornamented with a horseman, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI A AVGGG B / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, rho-topped cross; left, eight-pointed star. Doc 7b. MIBE 7. Sear 5. A superb piece, perfectly struck and of an unusually fine and neat style. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V. 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 4.42 g 6), c. 725-732. dND LEON P A MuL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. Rev. dN CONSTANTINUS M’ Youthful crowned bust of Constantine V facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. DOC 5. Sear 1504. An attractive and clear example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Constantine V Copronymus. 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 4.34 g 6), c. 741-751. d LEON P A MUL’ Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTIUS’ (sic) Crowned bust of Constantine V facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1d var. A very sharp and clear example, with some very slight doubling. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV. 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 4.38 g 6), c. 757-775. COnSTAnTInoS S LEOn nEOS Crowned equal sized busts of Constantine V, bearded and on the left, and Leo IV, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. d LEOn P A MUL Crowned bust of Leo III facing, wearing loros and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. DOC 2d. SB 1551. A very clear and unusually fine example, perfectly struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI. 775-780. Solidus (Gold, 4.47 g 6), 776-778. LEOnVS SEgg CONSTAnTInOS O nES Crowned equal sized busts of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, facing and wearing chlamys; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. LEOn PAP’ COnSTAnTInOS PATHR Θ Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 1a. SB 1583. A very sharp and attractive piece. Some very slight traces of double striking, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2200 CHF
Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 4.46 g, 6 h), 780-787. LEOnVS SEgg CONSTAnTInOS O nEOS Crowned figures of Leo IV, bearded and on the left, and Constantine VI, beardless and on the right, wearing chlamys and seated facing on a lyre-backed throne; between their heads, cross. Rev. LEOn PAP COnSTAnTInOS PATHR Crowned equal sized bearded busts of Leo III, on the left, and Constantine V, on the right, facing and wearing loros; between their heads, cross and pellet. DOC 2 (as Leo IV). Füeg 1.B.1. SB 1584 (as Leo IV). Attractive, clear and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 1800 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene. 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 4.52 g 6), 780-790. S IRInI AVΓ MA... Crowned equal sized and facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless, on the left, wearing chlalmys and holding cross on globe, and Irene, on the right, wearing loros and holding cross on globe; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. COnSTAnTInOS... Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 1. SB 1593. Rare. A very clear and fresh piece. Flan a little tight, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene. 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 4.38 g 6), 790-792. d COnSTAnTInOS C A S IR’ Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless and smaller, on the left, wearing chlalmys, and Irene, larger and on the right, wearing loros and holding cross tiped scepter; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. SVnIRI nI AVΓ MITHR Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 2 var. SB 1591. Very rare. Remarkably well centered and with an extensively readable legend. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 6000 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene. 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 4.47 g 6), 793-797. IRInH AΓOVSTI Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia and loros, holding a cross on globe in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. Rev. COnSTAnTInOS bAS’ Θ Beardless crowned bust of Constantine VI facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 3a. SB 1594. Rare. An extraordinarily fine piece of great beauty and freshness. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 11000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Irene. 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 4.46 g 6). .EIRInH bASILISSH Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia and loros, holding a cross on globe in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. Rev. .EIRInH bASILISSH Θ Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia and loros, holding a cross on globe in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. DOC 1a. SB 1599. Rare. A spectacular example of the greatest beauty and freshness. Tiny mark on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
Estimate: 12000 CHF
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 4.47 g 6), 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. SB 1604. A superb and strongly struck example of great freshness. Some areas of very slight die roughness and very minor double striking, but, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 1600 CHF
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